mer_mag We found Margo and Chester after unpacking some boxes and she couldn't be happier! #best buds @laurenabradshaw #thebanisterhouse 4d

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mer_mag Got to work with this little dream boat today #ilovemyjob 5d

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mer_mag So yeah, noticing a definite aviary theme going on in to #thebanisterhouse. #seriouslynotplanned #thismakesmewanttogobirdwatching #cacawcacaw 6d
  •   valerie_cracker Great theme 6d
  •   leslie_ruth Can you name the artists? Love these! 5d
  •   mer_mag Thanks! @leslie_ruth the first is a print from anthro a few years ago, the next two are mine (I painted them), and the last one was found thrifting in Park City. 5d
  •   jenbanner Love that big frame! 5d
  •   mer_mag Me too! @jenbanner I saw it thrifting and then couldn't get it out if my mind and had to go back and snatch it 5d

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mer_mag Playing with paper scraps today #mermag 6d
  •   mollycweber Beauty in many forms. So hard to be a minimalist & an artist at the same time. 6d
  •   mer_mag So true! @mollycweber 6d
  •   marrylor @mer_mag guess we were thinking at the same time 6d
  •   jooode77 لنشر صوركم الجميله󾓯شاركوني في الهاشتاق #jooode_777󾠈مع وضع الصوره بحسابك ووضع التأنق󾌵فحياكم جميعا لطلب تصميم صور او فيديو تفضلوا دايركت󾔴 6d
  •   lorrainegalvin Looks fun! 5d

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1w mer_mag
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mer_mag Vintage treasures found for #thebanisterhouse while shopping with friend & stylist @metacoleman_ #becauseweneedmorekidsstuff #playfulfrenchindustrial 1w

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1w mer_mag
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mer_mag I know it was only a matter of time before I started wearing chunky necklaces and drapery dresses like my art teachers, English professors and the librarians of my youth. #artnerdrightofpassage #thehubsisstillwarmingupthough 1w

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1w mer_mag
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mer_mag Pony play #thebanisterhouse 1w

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2w mer_mag
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mer_mag We've been devouring this cake (like the animals that we are) for breakfast, lunch and...well it might not have made it to dinner. My friend Lydia made it (vintagecakesbyl.com) alongside a brides cake she was making so it's got layers of raspberry cream in it. YUM 2w

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2w mer_mag
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mer_mag I posted today (on mermagblog.com) about using my paper puppets, from my book Playful, as cake and cupcake toppers for parties (which is what I chatted about on @goodthingsutah yesterday). U can even use them as invites, shadow puppets after cake and ice cream and then as take home favors! Done and done. (And thank you vintagecakesbyl.com for the perfect & yummiest cake ever!) #playfultoysandcrafts #playfullymade #mermag #mermagparties 2w

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mer_mag Thanks @goodthingsutah for having me on this morning and thanks to those who tuned in! I had so much fun! I'll share more close ups tomorrow of how you can use the paper puppets in my book Playful as cake and cupcake toppers and more festive party decor and entertainment. And if you missed it you can find the segment online. I'll also post a link to it on my blog tomorrow. #mermag #gtubloggerweek #playfultoysandcrafts 2w

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2w mer_mag
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mer_mag He's always at the ready as the after nap entertainer. #andimevergrateful #toystookovermyminimalvibe #mermageaster (oh and thanks to those who tuned into my @goodthingsutah segment!!. Will be sharing more on that tomorrow but you can watch it online now if you missed it.) #thebanisterhouse 2w

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2w mer_mag
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mer_mag Tomorrow morning I'll be sharing on @goodthingsutah how to play with these paper puppet animals, from my book Playful, in a new and fun way!! There are so many different things you can do with #playfultoysandcrafts and I love seeing all the creativity from you guys. Tune in tomorrow at 9 am. @nicolegerulat @stc_craft @melaniefalick 2w
  •   jessiemiller4 I'm so sad I wasn't hosting today!! I even tried to get a sitter so I could come down and meet u hopefully you will come back soon!! 2w
  •   mer_mag Oh you're the sweetest! @jessiemiller4 yes I'd love to come back and meet you. 2w
  •   houselarsbuilt Are you going to show it???? 2w
  •   circusbeerblog Love the puppets! creativity for kids 2w
  •   dombingkado may i ask you how you manage your storage to put all your crafts? especially for some big toys like this. 1w
  •   mer_mag Great question @dombingkado I'm working on putting together my studio where I'll display some (as I have so many!) but in general I think it's great to use some of your larger crafts and kids room decor. These would be so cute hung on the wall of poking out of a storage basket 1w
  •   dombingkado thank you! that`s a good idea :) 1w

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2w mer_mag
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mer_mag We're supposed to work on #thebanisterhouse this here Presidents' Day but we seem to be caught up in snuggling, jumping on beds and enjoying the gorgeous mid morning light streaming in. #maybewellgetsomethingdone #maybe #lazydays #mermag 2w

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mer_mag When he takes a crazy leap with you, moves to NYC right after marriage with only a suitcase full of clothes, then continues to travel all over, puts up with your crazy ideas and helps to build them, dives into historic home improvement with you and makes daddy pancakes on the weekends you know you've picked a good valentine. Happy valentines @jonliddiard! by Chris Lindsay (when we were just pups) 2w

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2w mer_mag
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mer_mag We had to move the Lego table downstairs so he could play during his sisters nap. He'll be lost in this world for hours. (this table was almost a DIY in my book Playful btw) #thebanisterhouse #mermag 2w

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2w mer_mag
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mer_mag I spy the German edition of my book Playful (Speilzeit) at @konfettiwolke_store! (Btw, I think I want to spend a day playing with everything in their store) #playfultoysandcrafts #playfulbook @konfettiwolke_store 2w
  •   denise_plant So cool! What a funny sounding word! Love it! 2w
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  •   tamara_sees You need to get this! I want to order the English version.. @lr22 @spetro76 2w
  •   soul_wanderer I'm so excited that it's available in German as well! While I'm fluent in English the German version might just be something for my sisters + nephews (: 2w
  •   soul_wanderer PS: It's always a bit funny to watch how book titles are being translated. Your original title would actually be translated to "verspielt" while the actual German title means "Playtime" ;) 2w
  •   mer_mag That's so crazy/cool. Yeah it's interesting to see what the choose as a translation @soul_wanderer 2w

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mer_mag She's got her houses to play with and I've got mine. #thebanisterhouse #onehouseisneverenough 3w

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3w mer_mag
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mer_mag Easy and quick printable valentine faces to decorate on le bloggy blog today (mermagblog.com). (How cute would a candy bow-tie be as well?!) #mermag #mermagvalentines 3w
  •   kcadams25 I made the Pirates a few years ago. Still love them to pieces 3w
  •   artbarblog these are so darn cute merrilee!!! omg. i love them, and the candy bow tie would be adorable. 3w
  •   mer_mag Oh thank you! @artbarblog 3w
  •   rancid80s @mer_mag hi there! Could we talk about a custom collaboration? we are a small handmade hand grown wine and lifestyle co In napa . Revivalvineyards.com expanding this brand. Thanks! Lindsay 3w
  •   mer_mag Yes! @rancid80s email me Merrilee liddiard at hotmail dot com 3w
  •   larsunstyled So cute!!!!! 2w
  •   joyfinderspath We are making these :-) What hashtag do you like people to use who create from your tutorials? 2w
  •   mer_mag Yay! You can just use #mermag or #mermagvalentines @joyfinderspath 2w

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mer_mag Piggies and peek-a-boo 3w

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