Okay so, I just ran through and updated/added new photos and a new tab on the top menu! So go ahead and check them out if you would like to. Also don’t forget to check out Magnolia Studios social links also included in the top menu. Please feel free to share away, we don’t mind at all! I’m sorry I haven’t been posting as much, but thank you guys a bunch for all the love on my Mother’s Day post. It meant the world to me! It’s been a crazy ride in the Merrick household for sure! Anyway, thank you guys so much for all the love and support as always. Much love.


It’s been awhile


Hello. Yes I’m still living I swear. It’s been really crazy lately with everything going on. We are still loving our new apartment, Toby hasn’t had a single Pica incident since being here (knock on wood, fingers crossed, all that jazz), Shatzie turned a year old last year, and just a lot of crazy. Turns out I have to take Marcus and I’s Colorado vacation alone this year, because of his work. Luckily enough, his mom is coming to get me and bring me home. I’ve been having some issues with my body as of late, which I won’t go into detail here, so look out for a fertility post (I hope). I started helping my aunts with their pottery business which I will link all their social medias down below, which is nice being able to have a job again even if it’s working from home. I’ll be doing some editing of the blog, so look out for those changes as well. I’m going to try and get back into this as much as possible, so bear with me. Anyway, thank you guys so much for all the love and support as always. Much love.





Happy New year everyone! Unfortunately, I’m starting off today with the stomach flu. All credit for that goes to my tiny human godson because he had and or has a mild version (still love him though). We celebrated all yesterday in bed stuffing our faces full of good food, Netflix, and lots of tea. So fancy I know. So, what do I want to accomplish this year. Let’s see…hit 3,000 views on here (we made it to 2,000 last year), have a baby (yes I’m still going to say it until it happens), grow my business, and I guess just live happily with my tiny family. 2017 brought us a good year that’s for sure, but we did have our challenges. We celebrated 2 years of marriage, got Shatzie, celebrated our first Thanksgiving and Christmas in our new place, celebrated both Toby’s and Shatzie’s birthdays, went on vacation, moved (twice cause my parents house counts), started a new business, traveled home from vacation at 45mph (not fun), and so much more. I think our good outweighs the bad for sure, but there were some struggles I haven’t mentioned. Anyway, here’s to 2018, I hope it’s a good one for us, and for all of you as well. From my tiny family to yours, Happy New Year. Much love.

Winter is here

Well I woke up this morning to a shit ton of snow. I’m not too happy about it because I hate being cold. If you know me personally, this is indeed a true statement. Maintenance guys have been plowing all the parking lots all morning, and now you can’t even tell, which sucks. Also, since I missed my delivery yesterday, I’ve plopped myself down in the living room with a cup of tea, and am currently stalking Fedex. I’m not really stalking them, just keeping a good eye out (a girl needs her product okay?). Marcus is at work until hopefully 4ish, and then we’ve got dinner with the fam. Christmas shopping for us is next week, and then we gotta wrap it all. So far, so good pretty much. I’ve been working away this morning while doing my waiting (12 years of it, in Azkaban! Nobody? No?). It’s a Harry Potter reference guys. Anyway, I should probably start getting ready soon, so that way when my stuff actually comes, I look presentable for my live video instead of bedhead and pj’s. That and I need to take Toby dog outside. Thank you guys so much for all the love and support as always. Much love.

Feeling better

I’ve started to feel tons better then I have been. I was able to get out of bed and clean the house which was nice, and was able to work and got an order filled today. Now I’m waiting for Marcus to get home, and I think he’s bringing dinner too. Things have been going okay besides Marcus working a ton. It’s been snowing here on and off for the last week I think, and so lots of tea and snuggling for me. I’m super close to 2,000 viewers on here, so thank you so much for that! I’m currently sitting in bed watching Netflix and debating on whether to take a hot bath or not. My UTI is still making me just a bit sore, but I do feel good enough to get up and move around that’s for sure. Anyway, thank you guys so much for all the love and support as always. Much love.


I ended up having to send Marcus to the store last night. It’s been a few years since my last UTI (Urinary Tract Infection), but here she came full force, like a freight train. So straight cranberry juice and Azo for me. If it’s not one thing, it’s another which is what I would use to sum up yesterday. First of all, my laptop that I ended up fixing was almost no longer, now it has no sound. Yes I’ve tried resetting and everything like that. Then, there was an argument between someone and I (not going to mention names), which put me in a more foul mood. And then finally, this damn infection, which thankfully Marcus is the kind of husband that he is, and stayed up to go get me meds and juice. Pretty much the only good thing about yesterday was that Marcus made us a really good dinner and I ate it all in less than 10 minutes. Oh, and my package shipped too, so there’s that. So now, I’m sitting in bed writing this, trying to relax, and waiting for my husband to get home. But anyway, thank you guys for all the love and support as always. Much love.


I am so freaking excited. I officially get my washer and dryer tomorrow! I know that’s a total wife thing to say, but that means we don’t have to go and use my parents anymore. Granted we will alternate going there on Sundays or them coming here for dinner. Congrats to us, we’ve adulted, which is exactly what we did yesterday. Also, I’ve been running a party for my Lipsense (yes I do that now) so it’s been a little hectic. But we also went big grocery shopping (thank you Lord), and now we have food in our house. Marcus also surprised me with a lunch and dinner date yesterday, so that was super nice to be able to spend that time with him. He works all day today and tomorrow, so we are soaking up as much time together as we can. I know it seems pretty silly, but we actually don’t get that much time together. He works a TON, and more so now because it’s banquet season. Anyway, we are gearing up for Christmas, and I’m so excited to buy gifts it’s ridiculous. Anyway, thank you guys for all the love and support as always. Much love.