Feeling nostalgic for last years summer #wjxmmsummernostalgia. Raise your hand if you’re in the mood for boardwalk beaches leading up to carefree carnivals, vintage carousels, long summer nights and childhood dreams that lasts forever?💫🙋🏻♀️
Schools almost out for the summer and I’m thinking it’s time to plan out summer boredom buster activities and crafts. We’ll probable pick a craft, recipe and place to go each week (some of you might remember our Summer Fun Jars). What do you like to do to keep kids entertained in the summer? #mermagcostumes#mermagcardboard
Happy Wednesday friends. I’ve been working on a simple Mamma bird, Baby bird paper printable craft for Mother’s Day. Could be sweet for little ones to color, or just leave as is. Download via link in profile. (See little stop motion video in stories). #mermagmothersday#merillustration
There is small window of time when little ones can be picked up and fit just right and so snuggly in our arms. Our window is quickly coming to a close. so I’m taking every mamma moment I can to carry her. • • CAPSULE WARDROBE d a n c e e d i t i o n: Miss Milla is very fond of dance and her ballet class. You can always find her practicing her routines and will always ask Jon and I “did you dance?” when we come home from a date. 😍 I love @littlecreativefactory’s latest collection with their focus on dance. It’s breathtakingly beautiful. Bravo Cristina! Miss M would love the softness and flow of this ballet dress. And when she’s tired out from her arabesques, chassés and jeté’s, I’ll carry her home draped in @littlecreativefactory women’s (yes they have womens!) fairy coat. Oh and I’ve had my eye on @everlane’s new day glove shoe in mocha. Looks like it would wear as soft as a ballet slipper. (See more of the making of this illustration in stories- and now sold as a print in @merrileeliddiardshop) #merscapsulewardrobe#merillustration#mermagmothersday
She’ll be growing out of this bed soon and my mamma heart can hardly bare it. 😢 She did tell me she wants to be a doll maker when she grows up though, so if that remains true we’ll get to play dolls together forever. 👭💙☺️ #thebanisterhouse
I’m finding that I want to freeze more pockets of time these days. Slowing down the moments of childhood imagination and play. This limited edition collaboration with @tortoiseandthehareclothing (where your child and her bunny can match) is such a special one. Speaks to me of mammas putting in thoughtful time and love into their pieces to help create those pockets of time for you and your children to make magic in these beautiful early years. To last forever even when time marches on. (Available now in @merrileeliddiardshop) #tortoiseandthehareXmerrileeliddiard
So thrilled for my friend Brittany of @houselarsbuilt who has a beautiful new book CRAFT THE RAINBOW out! It’s full of amazing crafty gorgeousness - like this origami folded lamp base. I mean what?!! Genius. it’s really a work of art in and of itself. I know just how much time, love, and attention went into this keepsake of a book. My friend @chauntevaughn took the photos and they are divine. Here are just a few of the inspiring projects you’ll see in the book (and be sourcing forever). Brittany’s also having a book signing in SLC tomorrow at West Elm for any locals who want to drop by. I’ll totally be there. 💙 #crafttherainbowbook
She’s utterly convinced that seeded dandelion poofs are the most magical things ever. Trying to keep her perspective in mind as she magically blows them all across the yard. 💨🌼. • CAPSULE WARDROBE d e n i m e d i t i o n: every capsule wardrobe needs a great pair of jeans, right? I’ve had my eye on these @wrangler x @modcloth Whim wide leg jeans in dark wash. Would most likely live in these. Pairs great with a cropped kimono sleeved linen top by Etsy shop Linen Clothing by Anny. And these @eileenfisherny Katniss slides (love the name!) would be on my feet all spring long. Totally expecting the Katniss warrior spirit to rub off on me. 💫 And I’m on the hunt for a great woven round market bag like this one from @maewoven. Miss Milla is dressed in one of our fav go-to brands @mabokids. Loving Emily’s spring collection, especially the Edith blouse and Remy sailor pants. 💙❤️ Time to get our spring/summer footwear staples @saltwatersandals as well. You can never go wrong with saltwaters. • Where do you find your favorite denim? I’m always needing great recommendations!