It’s the Weekend – Let’s Celebrate!

Golly, I’m sure thankful it’s the weekend!! My brain is overwhelmed by the long list of to-dos and constant interruptions that prevent that list from getting done due to my very busy 5, 4 and almost 3 year old. Guys, being a mom is HARD!!!! Since I was unable to produce any content for you all this week, I found some for you. Be sure to check them out: I love to bring nature and natural green elements indoors for a fresh and modern feel. This simple DIY Found Moss Terrarium is a perfect addition to any room in your house – all year round!  I love cats, especially when they wear costumes. Check out this adorable and hilarious Penguin-Cat, plus a fun Halloween photo-contest!  Tis the season for sweaters and turtlenecks are making a comeback! Not sold? No worries, ease into it with this Cashmere Convertible Turtleneck Sweater. Genius, right?!  My sweet (british) friend texted me a picture of this INCREDIBLE picture of Sticky Toffee Pudding – and I can’t get it out of my head!!  Looking for some last minute Halloween DIYs? I’ve got an easy-to-make DIY Halloween Wreath Diorama! It’s pretty much the only Halloween project I was able to complete this month.  Joel and I are pretty excited about the new Star Wars movie due to hit theaters in December – are you a fan?! We just watched the new trailer and it looks amazing!!   Happy Friday!  XO, Lidy          ... read more

How to Create Easy Spider Candle Votives

So, I’ve been getting a lot of questions on my Instagram about where I got my spider votives! But here’s the thing – they aren’t technically meant for candles. I decided to share my little secret with you all today!  I’m all about finding unique decor and when I spotted these Metal Spider Cupcake Stands, I had to get them. I am not a baker and I’m not really a Halloween person, but these simple black stands were screaming to be re-imagined! I think you could keep them out year round too. Which is what I’m all about! I found these large tealights  at IKEA that fit them perfectly and there you have it – a match made in heaven.  They make a great addition to a tablescape or shelf. Put them altogether for a creepy effect or solo for a quirky look in your everyday decor. So now you know my simple solution for adding some character to your home this season, what do you think?!  XOXO,... read more

Mom Style | Lotta From Stockholm

So, I’m going to be really honest in this post today friends. I’ve tried to get this post up for about a YEAR now and today it finally happened. As a mom (going onto three years now), I find it so hard to put myself in front of the camera and maintain confidence with what I see reflecting back to me. Over the years, I’ve just become so insecure as a woman. I don’t know if it’s my age or just because I’ve been investing all I am in my kids, I’ve forgotten who I am in a way. But, I think as moms we just become less selfish for obvious reasons. We are taking care of something that’s so much more important than us – we are busy loving on our kids. And that’s ok, but it’s also ok to feel beautiful and stylish too! So, I’m trying to get a little more out there and share a few bits and pieces about who I am as the blogger behind Hello Lidy. And yes, I do love fashion, makeup, jewelry, dressing up (and down) and trying out new trends. I also like to feel confident, which means I have to feel comfortable. I got these adorable clogs from Lotta From Stockholm about a year ago. Just after we moved to Canada, a matter of fact! I’m not that tall (I’m 5’4), so to have a little extra height is important to me in my day to day look. But, let’s face it, most heals are really not that comfortable and I won’t put myself through that kind of pain when I’m already... read more

DIY Modern + Minimal Pendant Light

It’s FRIYAY! I cannot tell you how happy I am. It’s Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada – still have to get use to it being so early in the year compared to when we were living in California. So, while I’m stuffing my face full of food, you guys should definitely check out my modern and minimal pendant light over on Curbly!  I’m telling you, it’s SO easy, you can have one (or two or three) made by Monday. And as always, I would be thrilled to know what you think – so come on back and share the love!  XOXO,... read more

DIY Halloween Wreath Diorama

It’s that time of year. Halloween! It’s not the most popular holiday in our home, I’ll admit. But sometimes it’s fun to be a little festive and create a few bold statement pieces that require less spooky decor and acts as more of a focal point in the home. In this case, it’s a rather fun DIY Halloween Wreath Diorama!  Materials Martha Stewart Silhouettes  Martha Stewart Window and Mirror Clings Wire Wreath Frame with Ties (in black) Leather Moss Hot Glue Gun Scissors *Martha Stewart Crafts Halloween products are available in store at Michaels. Instructions 1. Begin by separating the ties on your wire wreath. You are going to rely on these to bring depth to your design.  2. Take your cave silhouette and trace the curve of the bottom of your wreath to the paper.  3. Cut your paper cave accordingly. Simply hot glue the cave to the bottom/back of your wire wreath. 4. Take your various bats and begin to hot glue them to the ties of the wreath. I chose to use paper silhouettes and clings for the flat and shiny surfaces. It really helps the wreath feel more dimensional. Disperse big and small ones on the front and back ties to help create an almost 3D effect.  5. Cut a circle out of your leather to create your moon. Leather is great for that textural element – you can pinch and scratch the leather to help add more character if necessary. Hot glue to a tie that is towards the back of the wreath.  6. Once all your elements are hot glued to the wreath, you can add moss for more texture... read more

DIY Seasonal Terrarium

Well friends, I’m going to be honest. I am not decorating my whole living space for Halloween this year. Ok there, I said it – don’t hate me! As a busy mom, I’m finding less time to do the things I use to do. But little pieces here and there are ok with me. I’m trying to find ways to decorate my home seasonally without having to store more decor away for the year or reorganize an entire room for one holiday! A terrarium is the perfect solution to this problem. Head on over to Curbly for the three different looks I tried out! XOXO,... read more

DIY Moroccan-Inspired Side Table

Have you ever come across those large brushed-brass trays that look rather gaudy? Normally I would just walk on by, but this time I decided to give it a whole new look with this DIY Moroccan-inspired side table! I am really excited about this project. It worked out so beautifully and I love this piece in our new Bohemian Modern Living Room! Be sure to head on over to Curbly for the full tutorial. What do you think of the all-black look?  XOXO,... read more

Entryway Inspiration

Ok guys, we are working on another design project! We’ve lived in our home for a year now – crazy how the times has just flown by. When we first moved in, we tackled our dining room, master bedroom, family room and recently our formal living room. It’s been a long process, but we are getting there…one room at a time. But now, it’s time to focus on the entryway! I’ve collected some inspiration as we start thinking about our overall vision for this small little area of our home. Below are some ideas as to what I’m really leaning towards. | one | | two | | three | | four | | five | You might notice that these spaces are quite small and that’s because….cue drumroll please…our entryway is really small!! So, how can we make this space feel more open? Well, you’ll just have to wait and see (I’m still trying to figure it out!).  XOXO, Lidy      ... read more

Simple and Modern DIY Copper Candelabra

It’s officially fall and the weather is already beginning to change. The air is cooler, leaves are changing and days are getting shorter. Thankfully, no snow yet (knock on wood)! It’s the perfect excuse to create a warm environment inside the home to snuggle and keep warm. And this DIY Copper Candelabra is a great start to cozy-up any space. Head on over to Curbly today for the how-to and be sure to come back to let me know what you think! XOXO,... read more

Bohemian Modern Living Room

I’ve been slowly transforming our living room yet again to really suit our relaxed and laid back nature. You might have noticed that I experiment a lot in designing our space, which you can see just a small sample of the previous looks here and here. Walking into the front door, your eyes are immediately level with our living room upstairs. It was really important to me that this room make an impression when friends and family walked into our home for the first time. And if you haven’t noticed, leather is making a comeback my friends! We recently added a new leather sofa and this gorgeous butterfly chair to give our living room that bohemian modern look. Both of these pieces compliment one another, as well as our vintage sofa and other pieces in the room.  Butterfly chairs are an extremely affordable way to introduce leather into the home. It’s versatile and can easily suit a plethora of design styles. In my opinion, butterfly chairs are a must-have this year! They aren’t just pretty to look at, they’re pretty darn comfy too.  We are passionate about the details, which is how we are by nature. So, we stuck with a neutral color palette to keep the room light and airy and added natural elements like plants, wicker baskets, fur, leather and wood. Plus, bringing in some quirk – like hand sculptures and hats on walls.  The room looks inviting, comfortable, modern and mature. It’s exactly what I’ve been trying to achieve, because it really represents both Joel and I as a whole. I am really happy with this room and love just about everything about it – how about you? XOXO,... read more
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