5h mer_mag
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mer_mag You guys!! A man in a red hat just came up and paid my $95 grocery bill!! I LOVE CHRISTMAS!!! And boy did I need that Christmas cheer. The entire world just seemed to glow after that. Best Christmas Eve gift ever. Spread the love friends. You never know who needs that little bit of kindness to make their days more merry and bright. #mermagchristmas 5h
  •   onemoremushroom So amazing, Mer! 4h
  •   submarineco Maybe you should pay it forward, I bet $95 would make him feel a little less tortured. 4h
  •   amylholmes That is incredible! What a sweet and thoughtful man! Good for him - and you!! 4h
  •   mer_mag Ha! @submarineco he'd for sure love that. We're totally paying it forward...just no Ben franklins for him this year. But Santa's got him covered so he'll be alright. 4h
  •   cherylpreston Beautiful gift! 4h
  •   farmfreshstyle Love the kindness of strangers!! 3h
  •   chricook Merry Christmas! XOXO 3h
  •   scarlettlindsay What a wonderful gift! Merry Christmas to the Liddiards. We still think of you often, our favorite Red Hook friends! 1h

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9h mer_mag
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mer_mag Time for trappings and trimmings. Sooo love these personalized gift labels from @pinholepress #mermagchristmas 9h

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3d mer_mag
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mer_mag My little sugar plum fairy. #bonton 3d

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mer_mag Hi friends! So sorry for the mix up on the old post. My 2 yr old nabbed my phone before it should have gone live. Anyway I'm loving these trapeze dolls that @daniellebwilson is in the process of making from my book Playful. (She sewed the ones for the cover!) There is still time to make some for your little one on Christmas morning! I would suggest getting thick cotton (don't worry about trying to find printable "canvas" as I'm finding it's confusing some. You don't want that super thick stuff for portraits you want it soft enough to work with so any printable cotton fabrics should work. Just follow the instrux. on how to work with it to keep the image nice). #playfultoysandcrafts 4d

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5d mer_mag
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mer_mag I'm not sure there are many things cuter than a kindergarten Christmas program. This kid had his today complete with hand motions for "I want a hippopotamus for Christmas". Doesn't get much better than that. (LED star garland DIY on the @minted blog today) #mermagchristmas 5d
  •   nicemonster He is looking so grown up! 5d
  •   larsunstyled So cute mer! 5d
  •   kdoubleu My O's class performed the same thing last week, right here on the opposite side of the world! 5d
  •   lau_pal Beatiful boy!!Merry christmas family!!xoxo 5d
  •   mer_mag Oh so ver cool! @kdoubleu 5d
  •   daniellebwilson Avery's class sang that too. A whole bunch of missing front tooth first graders. 5d

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mer_mag We're having a lot of festive fun making these super simple LED star strands. More on the how-to over on @minted julep blog. (Kids go nuts for stringing these perler beads). #mermagchristmas 5d

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mer_mag "Agatha Annabelle Allred wasn't quite sure if her teetering doubts about the jolly old elf would jeopardize her standing on Christmas morning. Nor was she was certain this everly large stocking she stitched would be sure to usher in the Christmas magic. But Belinda Baxter Bartholomew always bragged BIG efforts get Bigger results. So she had to give it a go." #littlebitsbymer what do you think Agatha Annabelle Allred needs to do get back that Christmas magic? Share and tag a friend to help us with ideas! 6d

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1w mer_mag
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mer_mag The one advantage of living out of boxes is that you have plea toy to craft with! This cardboard tree with paper punch trimmings was a favorite from last year. (crossing my fingers we hear about our short sale soon and that we have a home by Christmas!) #mermagchristmas 1w

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2w mer_mag
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mer_mag This little one has started a full scale revolution against all things sleep related. Which is lots if fun now that she can climb out of her crib. good thing she looks like an angel 😇 2w
  •   radseams I'm with wendyanna, when I changed my attitude of being annoyed that my kids won't sleep, to feeling lucky that they want to be with me and want to cuddle. Night time isn't as bad. Yes, some days I'm so tired from interrupted sleep, but I got to cuddle with my kids and help them. I'm hoping that it's teaching them that I will always try to be there to help them, no matter what the problem is. 2w
  •   livefreemiranda Boy do I remember that. Oh wait...my three and a half year old is still in that stage. Good luck mama! (And yes, faces help!!) 2w
  •   mer_mag Super sweet Amy @radseams 2w
  •   mrsnomi oh no! good luck mama!! 2w
  •   wendyanna I adore connecting with mamma's here on Instagram! Such a wonderful community @mer_mag I follow you because I adore your commitment. Thank you for the creativity and outlook you bring to our lives!! Xoxoxo 2w
  •   just_kidding.pl We had the same! It lasted a year 2w
  •   nicole_hum_stitchery Sooo hard 2w
  •   lau_pal Is an angel!!!muass 1w

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mer_mag Made some cardboard gingerbread men with this little St. Nick believer. He's sooo fun to craft with. He's hilarious and his characters truly become his comrades. Template and instux on the blog today - oh and we LOVE our new @letsplayground mat (so easy wipe clean!). oh and his Santa now sleeps next to him each night. #themagicisstillalive #mermagchristmas 2w
  •   restylesource Adorable! 2w
  •   letsplayground Ah! Gorgeous, Merrillee. So much thanks! We adore you. xoxox 2w
  •   the_cool_heads 😎 2w
  •   redlicorice I'm soooo excited about this idea! My four year old LOVES his gingerbread man book and often asks to make gingerbread men, but I'm no baker and food restrictions prevent us from getting anything store bought. I feel sad and bad and guilty when he begs for little men to decorate. So your idea is pure inspiration for me!!! Thanks for sharing your ideas! 2w
  •   mer_mag Oh I love this story @redlicorice! So sweet. Can't wait to see the little guys he makes out if cardboard. 2w
  •   magnoliamooon @hannahmcintosh make these with penny?! 😬 2w

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mer_mag "Snippets and bits of tape, dollops and dabs of glue...globbed onto cartons, containers and cardboard was all it took for Matilda to transform yesterday's boring box into tomorrow's serendipitous space girl." #littlebitsbymer Just sharing another custom portrait story order! Matilda is truly a little scavenger and crafter - a girl after my own heart! If you're interested in your own custom portrait and little bit story line as well I still have time for one or two more orders before the holidays!! IF you email me quick at: merrileeliddiard at hotmail dot com. Otherwise I'm open for orders for the new year!! 2w

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3w mer_mag
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mer_mag So we've been in the process of purchasing a short sale home (which I've learned is anything BUT a short process). It's been a bit of a juggle trying to start the Christmas season without a home of our own yet (we're living with my in-laws for the interim) but at least we can bring out our cardboard Christmas house and decorate that with all our fun paper downloads! You can find these in my shop etsy.com/shop/tuesdaymourning #mermag #mermagchristmas I can't wait to share more pics of our little fixer upper when we can finally move in!!! 3w
  •   shopsweetlulu That house!! 3w
  •   mer_mag Wow! @brooke_hellewell we've been told we should know in a week but then again every time were told a deadline it seems to get pushed back even more. Here's crossing our fingers it all works out! 3w
  •   rachelcope76 Adorable! I hope you get to move in sooner than later!!! 3w
  •   eltonjuliable So cute! I luv luv it! 2w
  •   mandycruze Love this! Same thing happen to us with or house. I think it took between 6 and 9 months of saying they should hear back from the bank anytime. But it was worth the wait for the good deal. 2w
  •   erinjmcintyre85 I just treated myself to your book. It's Sooo lovely! You must be very proud of it. I can't wait to make duct tape cardboard houses for my son, and me ️, to play in! Love your illustrations too. Thank you for making it! 4d
  •   mer_mag Oh thank you! @erinjmcintyre85 I'm so happy you like it. You'll have so much fun with those houses! 4d

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mer_mag Hats and coats are one the best benefits of this time of year. Especially vintage plaid coats. 3w

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3w mer_mag
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mer_mag @atly is having it's biggest sale of the year today and there is still time to save 50% off your online @kidscraftcamp purchase. What a great gift! There are 8 easy sbd creative step by step DIY's for kids along with video and downloads such as the decor and characters to adorn your very own shoe box house. So much for so merry merry little ! Go to @atly and use code THANKFUL to get your 50% off discount! 3w

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mer_mag I'm dying over the ways in which you guys are using my book Playful! Like these ornaments @wherejoyis made from some of the art from the book (and how sweet is @weegallery owly!?) Genius idea @wherejoyis! Thanks so much for sharing. This is getting me in the Christmas spirit! 3w

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3w mer_mag
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mer_mag 30% off all prints in my shop today with coupon code CYBER30. Woo hoo!! www.etsy.com/shop/tuesdaymourning 3w

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mer_mag Congrats to Britney Smith who won the @pinholepress @loveolivejuice @mer_mag holiday card, clothing and Playful book giveaway!! An email has been sent to you with more deets. Thank you ALL who participated! We now have lots of great tips and ideas for fabulous family photos. 4w

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mer_mag Today is the last day to enter to win $300 worth of prizes from @loveolivejuice and @pinholepress plus a signed copy of my Playful book (where you can learn how to make this cardboard brownstone!). Perfect giveaway for you holiday cards! Enter at mermagblog.com. Happy happy Thanksgiving! 4w

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mer_mag I've got a Thanksgiving DIY craft round up on the blog today. Great ideas to keep those little hands busy while the real turkey is cooking. This paper puppet turkey, on the other hand, was inspired by my paper puppets in my book Playful. Gobble gobble. And if you're local tune into @studio5ksl right now to see me share a few of these projects and Thanksgiving craft table tips. (It will also be on their website tomorrow). #mermag #playfultoysandcrafts #thanksgiving 4w

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1mon mer_mag
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mer_mag "Plum and Piper were particularly pleasant friends who always picked one another first for parcheesi, pancake breakfasts, paragliding and pillow fights. Plum perhaps enjoyed pots of potatoes a touch less than Piper but their mutual affection for pumpkin pie was not to be questioned." #littlebitsbymer Help me decide what Plum and Piper do NOT like? Tag a friend to play along!! #tellthetalewithmer 1mon

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