Yes! We are real-life sisters and no, our last name isn’t Merrymaker… it’s actually Papas.

No, we’re not twins, Emma is 2.5 years older than Carla.

Yes, we do fight occasionally, and yes we are actual best friends… and yes! We do work really well together.

Ok, glad we got that out of the way! 😉

We started The Merrymaker Sisters as a hobby in 2013, it began as a blog to simply share our favourite healthy recipes, our thoughts on mindset, dieting, fitness and life in general.

If you’re wondering… Merrymaker means ‘to bring joy’
so that was always the mission (for us and for you).

One day while Carla was sick in bed getting over a botched up nose job (that’s a whole other story for another day) we came across the great philosophies of Joseph Campbell.

The term Follow Your Bliss stood out…

"If you do follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while waiting for you, and the life you ought to be living is the one you are living. When you can see that, you begin to meet people who are in the field of your bliss, and they open the doors to you. I say, follow your bliss and don't be afraid, and doors will open... if you follow you bliss, doors will open for you that wouldn't have opened for anyone else."

We realised The Merrymaker Sisters was our BLISS.

We also understood that if we gave it more energy and
attention it would only grow.

And yes, it was a big risk... but we gathered...

… the greater risk wasn’t to leave the ‘stable’ high paying Government jobs (we were on $80k each, pretty good for 22 and 24 year olds!)…

the greater risk was staying in a mediocre job and ignoring our passion, our hearts and our bliss.

We both sent our resignation emails on the same day, at the exact same time and danced out of the office.

It’s been a wild ride since, filled with ups and downs, easy fun flowing moments to hard stressful days and a lot of WTAF moments.

From selling cakes, to creating recipe books, the #1 best selling recipe app Get Merry, live meal plan challenges, podcasts and MORE.

We’ve created lots but what we’ve done from the very start is to stay true to our hearts (our bliss).

We’ve done the work that felt right and this is what led us to create

The MerryBody App.

Through the empowering combination of Yoga, Pilates and Meditation, MerryBody will totally change the way you workout – AND how you feel about yourself.

100% online, on-demand, it puts you in complete control, letting you pursue your own personal idea of what it means to feel good, respect and care for yourself.

What are you looking for?

Maybe you can relate to our story? We find many people do…

We spent years and years trying all the diets and spending hours in the gym. The goal to lose weight, to be smaller, to take up less space became our main goal in life (“lose 5 kilos” was always top of our NYE resolutions).

We didn’t care about health, we only cared about how many kilos we saw on the scales every morning.

This toxic way of living completely consumed our minds
and left no space for magic.

The real toxicity came from our intentions and mindsets
behind our ‘healthy‘ actions.

We dieted to lose weight because we never thought we were good enough.

We worked our butts off in the gym, because we didn’t accept what we saw in the mirror… or because of something we’d eaten
prior to that moment.

But no matter how much weight we lost, then gained, then lost, then gained… we were never happy.

Through our journey with Yoga, Pilates and Meditation we realised the only thing that truly mattered was how we felt about ourselves right NOW.

And not when we lost a specific number of kgs or fitted into that dress.

Yoga, Pilates and Meditation was the key to realising that right here, right now… we are absolutely, 100% enough (in fact… we are amazing… and you are too).

Our goal is simple, we want you to come on over to our site, read, watch, move with us, cook with us and feel more self-acceptance, self-respect and more joy.

To us, the most important thing is embracing and celebrating
who we are – and we want you to do the same.

Always Merrymaking,

Emma + Carla

Always remember,

You are


You are Amazing

just as you are, right here, right now.


Move your body, find your joy,
and reignite your love for life.

Scroll to Top