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3 1/5 days in the hospital makes for one stinky baby. Fixing that right now. #scheduledtogohome tomorrow #shesdoingmuchmuchbetter

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User Image mer_mag Posted: Nov 21, 2017 7:43 PM (UTC)
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Pulling out Mr. Reindeer again this year. Perhaps we’ll make a full box costume of him this time around? #mermagchristmas #mermagcardboard #thebanisterhouse
User Image mer_mag Posted: Nov 15, 2017 11:25 PM (UTC)
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Reminiscing on seasons past. I’m so swamped with deadlines but all I want to do is throw on Christmas music and decorate! Who’s with me? 🙋🏻‍♀️ #thebanisterhouse #mermagchristmas
User Image mer_mag Posted: Nov 6, 2017 5:25 PM (UTC)
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A handful of limited edition heirloom Freja dolls are officially up in the shop today.
Freja is a friend to the end. She loves writing notes to friends and others letting them know just what she appreciates about them. She's a great listener and a sweet companion for whatever adventure you are on. She's also very good at telling exciting stories with a touch of magic and mystery in each of them. Pull up a cup of apple cider and listen along!
Freja is a smaller version of her oversized friend and stands at about 16" high. She has auburn hair tied in two side loop braids and wears a plum linen dress and brown maryjanes. She pairs it with a faux fur collar and a knit cap for snuggly seasonal weather.
This limited edition heirloom doll comes with a 4x6 illustrated collectors portrait card with her story on the back.

User Image mer_mag Posted: Nov 2, 2017 7:00 PM (UTC)
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Happy November friends! I’ll be releasing a small batch of limited heirloom Freja dolls on Monday, 10 mst. in @merrileeliddiardshop. So mark your calendars! She’s one of my favorite ones I’ve ever made. Freja comes ready to snuggle this holiday season with a wool cap and faux fur collar. She’s smaller than the oversized dolls, and still perfectly huggable, at about 16” tall. #mermagdolls (sweetest bonjour diary dress turned skirt from @littlefrenchheartstore)
User Image mer_mag Posted: Oct 31, 2017 3:30 PM (UTC)
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Have a happy and safe Halloween friends! 🍁🍂 #mermaghalloween #mermagcardboard
User Image mer_mag Posted: Oct 30, 2017 9:35 PM (UTC)
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We brought home a Marie Antoinette style dress from @jacadi_officiel in Paris earlier this year for Amelia in homage to our Versailles visit. I’ve wanted to make a wig to go with it ever since. And as we are only slightly obsessed with Halloween (and often have multiple costumes each year) - I knew I just had to make one even if it was last minute.

I tried fabric and batting first but ended up going with paper, inspired by the insanely ornate and intricate paper wigs by @Asya_Kozina (swoon!). My friend Brittany of @houselarsbuilt also made one for a few years back that we love.
It’s fun introducing Amelia to new characters and she’s been going around telling people she’s “Monette” - her simplified version of Marie Antoinette. More pics on the blog today. #mermaghalloween
User Image mer_mag Posted: Oct 30, 2017 3:53 AM (UTC)
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So many pretty fall leaves 🍁 in our yard just begging to be played with. #mersfairyfriends
User Image mer_mag Posted: Oct 27, 2017 11:23 PM (UTC)
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Give all of your baby bats 🦇 lots of extra squeezes this Halloween! Before you know it they'll be grown up vampires...or swans 😉. #stillmybaby #mermaghalloween
User Image mer_mag Posted: Oct 27, 2017 6:48 PM (UTC)
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I mentioned a few posts back that I'm terrible at photo journaling in print form but felt it was high time I start documenting things in a tangible way as my kids are getting older. In trying to go back and print I felt super overwhelmed at first - but then decided to pair it down to seasons which made things a lot easier and a lot of fun! I worked with @chatbooks to create a series of albums from our Halloweens and autumns 🍂 of the past. And now I'm hooked! I even put in all our DIY's so the kids could have an archive for their little ones someday. Now I want to do that for recipes - how fun would that be?! Onto Christmas next! See more of the books in stories and on the blog today. #mermaghalloween
User Image mer_mag Posted: Oct 24, 2017 7:56 PM (UTC)
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We put together a swan princess costume for Milla last night and today (working up to last minute as per usual). We followed our favorite cardboard box costume formula for the base and went to town with paper feathers. See new blog story for a how-to as well as more from the making in stories. #mermagcostumes #mermaghalloween #mermagcardboard
User Image mer_mag Posted: Oct 19, 2017 10:34 PM (UTC)
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Little five year old. You already seem sooo much older than 4. Must you grow my baby? I love the way you embrace the world, talk to everyone - like literally absolutely everyone - how curious you are and how much you love to learn. You are a scavenger and have a sweet tooth - you always find mammas chocolate stash (which I secretly always intend to share with you). You're the sweetest sister and a mammas best friend. Stay young little one, even as you grow. And always always dance. 💃 | favorite Bonjour Diary birthday shirt from @littlefrenchheartstore (i'm dying to go here in person next time I'm in Paris!)
User Image mer_mag Posted: Oct 19, 2017 10:21 PM (UTC)
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We brought out Milla's mermaid birthday puppets to entertain the kids today during fall break. I've been working on the party pack for these but with so much to juggle I haven't finished it all yet. But soon! (if you can't wait for me to officially release with all the pretty pictures just DM me and I can get it to you sooner). We're going to decorate some of these with leaves just like our nature fairies - can't wait! #merillustration #mersmermaids
User Image mer_mag Posted: Oct 18, 2017 9:21 PM (UTC)
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Autumn light 🍂is my favorite
User Image mer_mag Posted: Oct 17, 2017 4:57 AM (UTC)
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It's fun to be clever with Halloween costumes but I find that I'm also always a fan of the simple and classic kids costumes such as a clown and a witch. Add a super tall hat to make it a bit unexpected and the look feels fresh. Really there are so many ways to do a clown and witchy! I would have fun doing a new version every year! (DIY in last years @betterhomesandgardens Halloween edition). #mermaghalloween
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User Image mer_mag Posted: Oct 11, 2017 10:10 PM (UTC)
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I'm going through all our past Halloween photos and am working with @chatbooks to put together themed books for each year. This llama costume made from cardboard is still a fond favorite of ours. Do you have a favorite #mermaghalloween costume or craft?
Can't wait to share how the books turn out! We also have a few new costumes to share with you this season soon. #mermagcardboard
User Image mer_mag Posted: Oct 7, 2017 4:30 PM (UTC)
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Have you seen the dolls I designed exclusively for @thelandofnod?!! So exciting. This princess crown doll, Elodie, is a favorite. Seeing each one in person for the first time is such a treat! See more in stories. 💙#mermagdolls
User Image mer_mag Posted: Oct 4, 2017 2:14 AM (UTC)
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Felt like one of the last warm days of the season today. Trying to transition this one into sweaters and tights is proving to be a challenge. 😱 🤔 barefoot and breezy dresses is about all she'll go for. Can't say I blame her. #thebanisterhouse (blog story on the diy boats up on btw)
User Image mer_mag Posted: Sep 29, 2017 9:51 PM (UTC)
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Happy Friday friends! This little one has a birthday this weekend. 😱 She tells me what she's going to do with her OWN house when she grows up all the time. If you need a fun and simple craft for your budding interior designer this weekend check out our doll house books made with @astrobrights paper. So much fun to fill up. Link in profile. #mermaghouses
User Image mer_mag Posted: Sep 28, 2017 2:11 AM (UTC)
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Cozy fall/winter doll designs coming soon. And one of my new favorite friends, Freja, that I can't wait to introduce you to! #mermagdolls