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mer_mag My book PLAYFUL is up on amazon for pre-order. So fun! It's split up into five catergories: playful dress up, playful toys, playful paper crafts, playful repurposing and playful art.

Photography by @nicolegerulat, designed by @brooke_hellewell styling by @onemoremushroom and @houselarsbuilt published by @STC_craft
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1w mer_mag
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mer_mag Look at those sweet little cheeks. This was way back when we made this. I do miss these days at times #dontgrowupanymore #havewereallybeendoingthisthislong? 1w
  •   clammy365 They grow way too fast! 1w
  •   demisprite It's a sad day when the baby cheeks disappear! He had some good ones. 1w
  •   ruerococo He looks so sweet 4d
  •   jenniferhoiyin He has grown so much! What a beautiful soul. 8h

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mer_mag Pulling out the portfolio we made together 3 years ago for a much needed spring break road trip. #itsbeenlovedandusedmanytimesovertheyears #stillworkslikeacharm 1w
  •   tammythiele So rad! 1w
  •   danamadeit So cute to see the change :) 1w
  •   emiwillert We're road tripping at the end of May with our 3 kiddos- perhaps I'll make some of these for the older 2! So cute. Thanks for the a'muse'ing idea!! 1w

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2w mer_mag
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mer_mag Egg people are so much fun. I'll never tire if them. Learn how to make an Egg-on-a-shelf this Easter over on the @minted blog 2w

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2w mer_mag
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mer_mag I remember in art school my figure drawing teacher said that I needed to work on my tone, and that my line work was like that of a fashion sketch artist. I'm sure he was right, I could still work on tone but line has always delighted me in so many ways. Be it graphite, paint, charcoal, colored pencil etc. Lines are so satisfying. (Study from a previous work of mine) 2w

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2w mer_mag
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mer_mag Boy with a plaid suit 2w

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2w mer_mag
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mer_mag Have you guys seen @laurenabradshaw's darling new Easter dress for her magnolia bunny? So sweet! And she liberty fabric fir the top and some of my bitty bunny fabric for the skirt. I must get this for baby m's Easter basket! #shestillusesherbittybunnyquiltImadeher 2w

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mer_mag So proud of this 8 yr old today. Such a special day for him and our family. I'm so proud of him and who he is becoming. 3w

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mer_mag #todayweread Ted's Garden by Tina Thornburn 3w

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3w mer_mag
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mer_mag Blogging over at @pinholepress today about boys spring fashion (girls coming soon!). And sharing some of our favorite artsy athlete pics (like these @miszkomaszko scale leggings!) and more for spring. 3w

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mer_mag Thanks @ohhappyday for sending some fun tees from the silk screening event. @theindigobunting on the cute donut shirt! #boysaregoingthroughacomfystage 3w
  •   designlifekids Great tees and gorgeous boys 3w
  •   katieshafer Boys and their comfies. My boys call them their "soft pants." 3w
  •   callycruze Those boys are so old! Sigh. 3w
  •   mer_mag I know it! @callycruze remember the painting birthday party? How have they grown so much since then?? 3w
  •   mer_mag They have to change into their comfy pants the second they get home from school @katieshafer 3w
  •   paigetaylorevans Every day they look more and more like their dad! 3w
  •   theindigobunting We love your apple shirt over here too! 2w
  •   erobyn Awesome! 7h

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3w mer_mag
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mer_mag "For me when I close my eyes and try to think how my “at home style” feels I’m met with myself as a little girl, perhaps in a vintage French black and white dress, maybe a bit messy from a few crafty painting sessions. I’m in a room with chunky white floorboards and weathered wood either on the walls or furniture. Cardboard dollhouses and tigers made from oatmeal boxes adorn the room. It feels open and cool, even a bit breezy with a window open and in invitation to climb atop the roof...."
Discussing a favorite topic of defining your voice on the blog today. What does you personal core style world look like when you close your eyes? (Photo from a previous cardboard necklace craft)
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4w mer_mag
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mer_mag #todayweread Veronica by Roger Duooosin. Gem from my grandparents library 4w

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4w mer_mag
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mer_mag So yeah, this kid turned 8 today. Love his eagerness to learn and grow up. He's getting me all excited about Harry Potter again and I love that we're in the middle grade reading world as it's such a magical space. I'll miss the little cuddly toe head toddler and little boy who had imaginary friends but I'm so excited for what this next chapter of life and growth has in store. Happy Birthday son! 4w

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4w mer_mag
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mer_mag The boys wanted to get in on the paper plate bunny fun so we had to make a few more (of the non-purse variety as per little O's request) 4w
  •   fawnandforest Totally making for my boys this year. <3 4w
  •   bsdaines Gald you made a boy version. Will have to try 4w
  •   ejhmccarty Good things can come out of controversy, I found your feed 4w
  •   camizebra #teammer_mag Will definitely be making these this easter. Thank you for all your creativity. Keep doing you! 4w
  •   designlifekids Your positive attitude and kindness is admirable. 4w
  •   mer_mag You're sweet @camizebra. No teams though we're all in this together 4w
  •   graceasecondhandlife @mer_mag I never thought to do this but definitely doing it for an Easter craft session, brilliant! 3w
  •   cecehekman Made and love!! Thank you!!! 2w

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4w mer_mag
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mer_mag Cheering @nicolegerulat and team on as the midnight oil is being burnt, getting everything in for the book. It's really finally wrapping up which simultaneously freaks me out and makes me giddy (if you catch a typo don't tell me ;)). One of my favorite photos from the book, styling by @onemoremushroom and @houselarsbuilt 4w

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mer_mag #todayweread this sweet little book, Bonnie's Blue House 4w

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4w mer_mag
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mer_mag Do you ever have those days when you just feel a touch to sensitive for this world? On most days I'm typically good about going my way and doing my thing regardless (and certainly was a whole lot more head strong in my 20's) but I feel motherhood has brought about pockets of vulnerability that are not so comfortable. Certainly they're there for a reason and I'm sure I'm supposed to learn/change etc from them but I'll admit I'm not super on board with them. Is this a familiar feeling at all? 4w
  •   nicolegerulat I love you and your crazy talent 4w
  •   mer_mag Thanks @nicolegerulat 4w
  •   mer_mag @lorrainegalvin it is but I'm dying to cut it. Trying to hold off for just a bit longer. 4w
  •   willowdaygram Yes and yes, again! It's like .. I grew hearts w/ each child and might not ever be at peace again.. Yet, am addicted and mesmerized ... Just a note that each age holds something beautiful and wonderful 3w
  •   mer_mag I love that @willowdaygram "I grew hearts with each child and might not ever be at peace again" such a beautiful statement on what happens in motherhood 3w
  •   willowdaygram @willowdaygram rose colored wishes for you today 3w
  •   mer_mag Thanks @willowdaygram baby girl is sick again today so I'll take those wishes 3w
  •   willowdaygram @willowdaygram I'm so sorry to hear that. I wish her a speedy recovery -- and you... a blue notebook; blue color pencils and wishes to sketch the blues away... 3w

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mer_mag We turned a paper plate into this little bunny purse and filled it with Easter treats. Super easy. More of the DIY on the blog. 4w

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