In honor of Small Business Saturday, Merin Designs would like to say thank you to all of the small, independent retailers that sell our totes (pictured here is, Lark, in, Bend, OR). These stores hand pick and thoughtfully curate all of their wares and we are proud to be included! Our new, "Merin the USA" totes, coming soon (we hope before the Holidays). more info on our Blog. Now go shop your local, small businesses!
This was last night...I can't help myself, it's just too much. I love eating out almost as much as I love to cook, but this routine is getting old.
Are we done yet?
What could be a better reason for our family of 5, plus Lio, to leave our messy, kitchen less home, for a night at the Red Lion Richland, than to watch Merin run her heart out in 29 degree, sunny Pasco? We had a great time...thank you Merin for giving us a reason.
We spend a lot of time sitting on our bed (with the rest of the house torn apart), me on the laptop and Lio like this. When the kids get home from school it gets really bananas. Even a king size bed gets crowded when used by three as their homework station. So much to be thankful for.
we love our cousins!
remodel style dinner...pizza tastes much better served in a visqueened room on spray painted brown construction paper.
Lio wonders where all of the cozy stuff went. Remodels make life REALLY confusing for dogs.
Having to stay in a hotel for a few nights during our home facelift process (too many toxic fumes which makes me think...is it really any better to live there even once the smell has gone?), walking home from dinner. What a treat! Finally home, cozy in our little room (who really needs more?), and remembered, "It's TED talk Tuesday!" I found, Cesar Harada's, "how I teach kids to love science." PBL in action. Not a great speaker, but love seeing inspired teachers. take a look. #TTT
These lucky Merins get to live in a magical world of creativity and colour. Thank you @elisendallaurado for this happy picture! #ilovemymerin #keepyourbottomdry and, we've extended the Big Merin discount trough Halloween. Code on the site.
Loved getting to spend the day with my sister's youngest boy, Felix today. We have good reason to take it slow with a 2 year old. long talks about coffee cake, leaves drifting through streams, thrown from this bridge (many times), "yowd" noises of construction (workman drilling up slate stone...very loud!) that, "hurt my eyes", poopy diapers, strollers that I don't know how to unfold (or fold back up), and lots and lots of fun. #ilovemymerin
#TTT Tonight, James chose, "Agile Programming - for your family." The kids made me me swear that I would NOT post a picture of them watching the talk. So, I'm not and instead, posting a photo of the gorgeous dahlias from our neighbor's yard. Take away from tonight's "talk"? Empower your kids to come up with what they think they could do better and their own consequences for when they miss the mark. Worth a watch for any parent.
With its waterproof (technically speaking, very heavily water resistant) fabric bottom, this Merin, sitting in a 1 inch puddle for 4 hours (the photo doesn't show it but it was deep enough that people splashed in it every time they passed us to get to their seats), stuffed with everything we wanted and needed to keep dry, kept the water out. It was a wet, wet football game and all of our "back-up" was in the Merin. We didn't end up needing the back-up, but if we had? two words...cozy and dry. #ilovemymerin #keepyourbottomdry
What a beautiful day at, "Harbes Apple Orchard," in, Jamesport, Long Island. Someone is enjoying some delicious freshly picked apples tonight! Thank you for this photo! #ilovemymerin
TED talk Tuesday tonight..."I am the son of a terrorist. Here's how I chose peace". Watch it. We all should. This simple wisdom can be applied to any hate in our hearts. #ilovemymerin
Merin loves bike rides! So easy and free when one end of the strap is attached to the lower hook and the other attached to the opposite upper hook. part back-pack and part perfect tote. Merin makes it easier. #ilovemymerin #merintheUSA #madeinusa
Beautiful Persimmons sitting in 100 degrees...it is HOT but produce looks perky and vendors are all smiles. #pacificpalisadesfarmersmarket
thank you @eastcoastlittles for this photo of your Merins at work and play. The big deal is still in effect. Use code: BigDeal for 30% off. #ilovemymerin
not a crime scene, but the aftermath of a rainy, wet, school walkathon..."Crazy Hair Day" has a whole new meaning when the day-glow, blue, orange and pink hair paint, ends up running down your face.
We are so excited to be bringing this all black, medium size Peyton Merin back to life this Fall! With a few major changes...thicker canvas, a big chunky zipper, new hardware and Made in the USA! #ilovemymerin #madeinusa #merintheUSA