merricksart One can never have too many stripes in their closet, am I right? Styling this pretty striped @lulus dress two ways -- casual and dressy -- on the blog today! Plus a chance to win $500! Check it out link in profile! #teamstripes #lulusfashionfaceoff (photo by @jylaresmith) 2d
  •   merricksart @cherisaanne I altered mine to fit better. Took in the sleeves about an inch, and took up the hem about 4 inches! 1d
  •   leannebarlow I was thisclose to styling that dress! 1d
  •   merricksart @leannebarlow ha, no way! I wish you had! 1d
  •   cherisaanne Did you lose the drawstring on the bottom then? I think I'm gonna try that! Thank you! 1d
  •   merricksart @cherisaanne yeah I did but I didn't care about it. I hemmed up to the bottom of the zipper -- as high as I could go. It made a huge difference, obviously! 1d
  •   cherisaanne Did the pocket get cut off? And what about the open slit in the back? 1d
  •   merricksart @cherisaanne oh my mistake. I went to the bottom of the pockets! So I still have like 3 inches of the slit in the back. 1d
  •   cherisaanne Alright awesome your the best! Hopefully I can do mine as good as yours! 1d

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merricksart In my studio, currently working on... 2d
  •   emtfrid LOVE that colour combination. Couldn't carry it off (not with my hair) but I love it all the same. 2d
  •   dashofashblog I'm obsessed with this combination right now... Can't wait to see what you've come up with! 2d
  •   summerbellessa Pretty. 2d
  •   rebeccalately Those colors are so pretty together! 2d
  •   magurto Love that fabric 2d
  •   bstitched What type of fabric did u use for the skirt. Really nice! 2d
  •   merricksart @bstitched it's a polyester suiting fabric! 1d

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merricksart Baby has a cough and was up half the night last night. Couldn't keep him awake during morning errands.. 😴 2d

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merricksart Joined the ranks of fancy digital machine users this week with this beauty! I've been using a hand-me-down machine for the last five years, that literally had to be held together with a spare spool of thread and a puzzle piece. 😬 (I guess it just proves you don't need super fancy equipment to make beautiful handmade things! ) But it's time to make some sweet sewing magic with this gorgeous @janomeamerica! 2d
  •   nancydemaria Did you make that fun geometric wooden print? @merricksart Tutorial! 2d
  •   sdufries2240 That's awesome! I love sewing but I stink at it! . @merricksart 2d
  •   meganeliz9 I think you should name her Janine. I love my Janome! Maybe I'll name mine Jerome. 2d
  •   ariavidulich Now I'm even more impressed by your creations! I didn't notice that you had an older machine, can't wait to see what you make now with this upgrade! 2d
  •   ladiecatie Ooh this is the one I've been saving for!! 2d
  •   janomeamerica Yay!! Congrats on the new machine! 2d
  •   sgmills3 I LOVE Janome. I splurged on one a couple of years ago and it made me sew much more because it's so easy to use! 2d
  •   carolen2013 Excellent news! 2d

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merricksart Totally loving this little drawing of my chartreuse dress done by @megsketch7! Isn't it darling?! 3d

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merricksart Prepping for summer with @marcjacobsfragrances today...I mean, what better way than with fresh flowers and a floppy hat?? @stylelist #mjdaisychain 3d

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merricksart We certainly spent the weekend hunting for eggs and eating chocolate, but the whole time I've been grateful to remember, think about, and teach my babies about the true meaning of our Easter celebrations. #BecauseOfHim, the Savior, I can be with these babies and my wonderful husband forever and I'm eternally grateful for that. Happy Easter! #imamormon #familiesareforever 4d

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merricksart Making myself an Easter dress is definitely going to be a new tradition. 4d

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merricksart Easter babies (with mouths full of picture-bribing fruit snacks ) 4d

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merricksart Easter egg hunt 2.0 complete with a taco cart. Best idea ever. 5d

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merricksart Morning egg hunt, quickly followed by a sugar high 5d

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merricksart A fresh summer look with @bareminerals on the blog today, along with some info about their brand new, first-ever, liquid foundation! Guys, it's . You'll love it. (Link in profile - photo by @saracwalk) #GoBare 6d
  •   inhonorofdesign Love it chica! 5d
  •   ivoryk Love the causal, hippie, classy look. You're just beautiful 5d
  •   candykirbydesigns ...let's just say that project I emailed you about is on hold. til next time. 5d
  •   merricksart @candykirbydesigns I saw your insta yesterday and wondered. I've been there -- maybe you have before too. I'm so so sorry. Sending love!! 4d
  •   candykirbydesigns It's a new experience for me. It's so awful. I'm sorry you had to go through it too! I deleted that pic and reposted it with a much different caption. Thanks, friend! 4d
  •   differentcands pretty 4d
  •   merricksart @candykirbydesigns it's crazy how common they are, yet no one talks about them. Make sure you take time to grieve and heal...they are heartbreaking! Thinking of you, friend! 4d
  •   candykirbydesigns 1 in 4! At least it was this time and not with the twins or Ezra because I really would have been truly devastated. I can weather this one. Thank you!! 4d

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merricksart It will be a freaking miracle if I can get this dress done in time for Easter Sunday. All I want to do is lay in my bed and sleep. No more crazy late nights allowed. 😴 6d

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merricksart My first ever #tbt -- me at age 11, and my little brother, Shepard. He passed away from brain cancer about a year after this photo was taken. We celebrated his 17th birthday this week. Miss that baby, and so grateful for eternal families cause I know I'll see him again someday! #imamormon #throwbackthursday 7d
  •   alietrudeau Thanks for sharing, @merricksart. We have a 6 month old baby boy named Shepherd! 6d
  •   smacks7 Such a sweet picture. Soo glad we have the gospel and know we will see our loved ones again :) 6d
  •   ashlanthibodeaux My friends 8 month old passed away last month from a brain tumor. She is Mormon too. Our faith is helping us through this time. Thank you for sharing :) 6d
  •   summervmanning Such a touching tribute. Sweet little boy. So grateful for the knowledge we have. 6d
  •   meghymas I'm so sorry, Merrick. My heart goes out to you. It seems to never get easier as time goes on but somehow we grow stronger to deal with the pain of not having them here. My Dad passed away from brain cancer about 7 years ago. The plan of salvation is real. Thank you for sharing - what a sweet picture! 6d
  •   merricksart @ashlanthibodeaux oh that breaks my heart. What a blessing the gospel is when we lose loved ones! 5d
  •   merricksart @alietrudeau it's my first little boys middle name too! Love that name :) 5d

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merricksart Remember that fabulous DVF dress that I borrowed from @followshophers a few weeks ago? It's up on the blog this morning along with a $50 credit to Shop Hers for EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU! Go buy yourself something fabulous. [link in profile -- photo by @valoriedarling] 7d
  •   cecile_ewell Your hair is amazing! Do you have extensions or are you just blessed with a head full of gorgeous locks? 7d
  •   merricksart @cecile_ewell you are so nice, and you're seriously one to talk...best hair ever. No, no extensions, all mine! 7d
  •   bloggerscloset You look stunning @merricksart! Hope you're enjoying a lovely long weekend Xx 6d
  •   meg_ham Geez you're beautiful!!! Would you be interested in working with my shop @shopstrands ?! 5d
  •   merricksart @meg_ham you're so nice! Yes I'd love to -- email me!! Merricksart@gmail.com 5d

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merricksart Afternoon movie date with my buddy...trying to redeem myself for being the lamest spring break mom 7d

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merricksart It may be almost 10:30, but breakfast is finally served. I would blame it on spring break, but let's be real. We don't eat breakfast til 10 almost every day. #momconfessions 1w

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merricksart Today was a special day for this special boy. For the last several years we've debated what to do with him academically -- he is incredibly gifted intellectually, and has such a drive and passion for learning. His memory is incredible, and he picks up on new things so fast. He's reading at nearly a 3rd grade level, and his other skills are not far behind (although he's definitely still a 4 year old in a lot of ways ). We finally decided to have him skip a grade and go on to kindergarten in the fall, but he had to test into it. Today was his test and although he seemed a little nervous, he passed with flying colors! So proud of my sweet boy. Kindergarten, here we come! 1w
  •   mellysews Mom of a brainiac too. School fought us on skipping kinder (they wouldn't even consider letting him start early) and now we have until May 1 to decide if we want him tested to skip from kinder to 2nd. This academic decision making stuff is haaaaard! 1w
  •   portofthoughts So amazing!!! Congrats 1w
  •   cutestains I think my daughter is ready for kindergarten, but she misses the deadline by 28 days. I never realized that she could possibly test to see if she was ready. I'm going to check with our school district. 1w
  •   castillom05 Wow ! I work with Kinders and I wish we had more parents working with there children ! It helps us in so many different ways ! Good for u to been proactive in your son education !!! he will do just fine and his teachers will love his eagerness to LEARN !!!! @merricksart Mabel 1w
  •   sydneyroselindsey Oh man. Such a blessing and a challenge at the same time. I just read an article by a mom whose little boy went to K at 4 years old and she was in having meeting with the teacher every week because he just wasn't mature enough in other ways and he really struggled to not be labeled "the weird kid". I had never thought of that side of it before but I hope that is not your fate. I'm sure it isn't for every situation like this. But you need them to be challenged right? So what else can you do? Gotta strike a balance somehow. 1w
  •   smallpotatoesphotography Wow! That's so awesome! 7d
  •   chickievintagechic Amazing little guy !!! 7d

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merricksart A few of my favorite things on my desk this afternoon, including the most beautiful box of macarons that showed up on my store step this morning. The very best kind of surprise! @inawaverlyworld #inawaverlyworld 1w

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merricksart Sunny and breezy spring days are best spent at the playground with my babies. 1w

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