19h mer_mag
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mer_mag There are some bonus printable toys in the @kidscraftcamp class! such as little Foxy, wallpaper and home decor items, to go along with your duct tape shoebox house. Remember there's only today and tomorrow for the 50% off code when you enter NEWCLASS50 at @atlygrams. I've loved seeing what all your little campers are doing so far! 19h

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5d mer_mag
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mer_mag Here at @mer_mag and in @kidscraftcamp we believe in limitations when encouraging kids to be creative. Sounds crazy right? But we've all heard "necessity is the mother of invention" and I believe this works with kids too. We want our kids to be problem solvers and in a fun way. Limit their supplies and suddenly a sandwich bag box becomes a monster and popsicle sticks become tent poles. This is little except from our @atlygrams @kidscraftcamp video created by the talented @jennerbrown_. Each craft in the camp is accompanied by an inspiring video of kids crafting and creating. 5d

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6d mer_mag
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mer_mag Our power went out for a few hours tonight and we seriously considered holing up here like a pack of sardines for the night. 6d

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6d mer_mag
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mer_mag I've been told by parents that the videos from our online @kidscraftcamp have really inspired their kids to want to create. They loved seeing kids like them doing it themselves! I did too! Thanks @jennerbrown_ for such magical videos for @kidscraftcamp. And remember that this week you get a killer intro deal of %50 off with code NEWCLASS50. #kidscraftcamp 6d
  •   ruthylou How I wish I could do this 6d
  •   almaloveland I agree!! The videos are AMAZING!! This class is so so beautiful. to you and to @jennerbrown_!! I am excited to get started. 6d
  •   cloudydaygray I agree!!! 6d
  •   mer_mag It's online and easy for you and kids to follow along with, so if it's not being local that's holding you back I'm happy to share that anyone anywhere can take this class from the ease if their own home. (And my kids feel cool being able to navigate through the computer and do these themselves) 6d
  •   mer_mag @ruthylou your kids would love it! 6d
  •   melanieburk So true!! Maggie was not pleased we only did one craft today! 6d
  •   melanieburk The videos really helped make her excited and see the craft. 6d

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6d mer_mag
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mer_mag Night night.. 6d

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mer_mag One of my favorite little readers. If you want to start making a book nook of your own head to @potterybarnkids building blocks blog and enter to win a $100 gift card to get stated! 1w

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1w mer_mag
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mer_mag Each kid thinks this @potterybarnkids mini adirondack chair is theirs alone. As long as they don't claw each other for it I'm good with it (but will probably have to invest in two more anyway as they are so cute!). 1w
  •   bestbug adorable 1w
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  •   dlyndlyndlyn So cute in that chair is even on sale right now 7d
  •   tatyahna This is so cute! But how can you ward off racoons from taking their turn at children's literature once the kids go to bed! 6d
  •   mer_mag We take the books (and anything else we might be worried about) inside each night @tatyahna. and then cover the whole thing with a tarp before we go bed. 6d

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1w mer_mag
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mer_mag That @potterybarnkids squares jute rug and lantern were the jumping off points for the design of this outdoor book nook. @jonliddiard made the house from my designs (thanks honey!!) and persevered when I insisted on a circular window to hang the lantern (that's true love). The kids and I loved filling it up with decor items (galvanized book shelves? Yes please!) lots if books and lots of play. 1w

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1w mer_mag
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mer_mag I've been dying to share how we've teamed up with @potterybarnkids to create this outdoor book nook to encourage summer reading! The kids and I pretty much spend hours in this little oasis each day. Check out details on the blog and on @potterbarnkids building blocks blog. And how about that incredible @m_a_k_e_l_i_k_e wallpaper?! We're swooning. 1w

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mer_mag I'm not sure which project from our online @kidscraftcamp is my favorite but I know that little O won't put down this wooden bead marionette puppet friend. Join us in making this, a cardboard box theater to go with him!, and several other fun projects over on @atlygrams. Use promo code NEWCLASS50 for a steep 50% off discount for a limited time. And be armed and ready for the next time your kids sau "moooom, there's nothing to doooo"! 1w

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mer_mag Happy to announce that our @kidscraftcamp is up and available on @atlygrams today! Hurry and sign your little one up now! It's crammed full of 8 modern, fun and simple craft projects for you and you little one to do together (or perfect for older kids to follow along with and do on their own). Head over to @atlygrams now for 50% off new class discount for a limited time. This going to be so much fun! 1w

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mer_mag She helping me set up (or take down?) our craft station for our online @kidscraftcamp with @atlygrams. Getting close to go time! Excited! Vintage soda crates, such as this Hires root beer one, are great for storing art and craft supplies for kids in a fun and accessible way. #kidscraftcamp 1w

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2w mer_mag
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mer_mag A certain little wood nymph got herself mighty messy outside today. 2w

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2w mer_mag
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mer_mag @paroledemamams, a French magazine, asked to showcase our duct tape castle. So fun to see it en francais! #mermag 2w

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2w mer_mag
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mer_mag My second #midsummermingle recap is on the blog today. I hope you aren't tired if all our photo posting but it's hard to put a closure on all this loveliness. As Shakespeare penned "summers lease hath all too short a date". This pic is of my paper floral crown, which you will find in my book #playfultoysandcrafts (coming out in two months! complete with template and instrux.). I made enough for the first 50 some guests who arrived at the mingle. They picked their fav shade of green, some flowers and brads and assembled their crowns. 2w

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2w mer_mag
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mer_mag #amidsummermingle recap on the blog today! (One of many as I think I'll need to spread out the abundant loveliness). @natalienorton took so many dreamy photos you'll all just be beside yourself. So considered yourself warned. (I designed this map for the event which was letterpressed by @sycamorestreetpress. Paper flower corsage by @houselarsbuilt) 2w

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2w mer_mag
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mer_mag Sunday stroll with the fam in downtown Fort Collins, Co (my home town). Still such a favorite place to wander 2w

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2w mer_mag
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mer_mag This years family reunion theme is "enchanted Forrest". My mom designed this miniature play tree house and my dad built it. And I'm trying to figure out how to smuggle it home with me. 2w

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3w mer_mag
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mer_mag Oh me oh my! My editor @melaniefalick just instagrammed an pic of an advanced copy of my book Playful! Can't wait to get my hands on it. Squeal!! Check it out @nicolegerulat @brooke_hellewell @onemoremushroom @houselarsbuilt #playfultoysandcrafts 3w

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