Our New Clamp Light

I know, I have a lighting problem!!! I can’t say no to a fun light fixture, lamp or chandelier. Especially when it’s only $2! We came across this beauty at a thrift store and when it works, it’s just meant to be!  I love the fact that you can literally clamp this to whatever you want. I can walk around our house, clamping all day! I love the small details of the fixture too – the porcelain socket is so lovely! The hardware is very industrial and a bit rugged. Of course, adding a vintage inspired light bulb brings it to life!  As of right now, our little light is clamped to a  rather large amber glass bottle we also thrifted some time ago. It sort of has that lamp look, but in a really weird way. I’m ok with that – I love things that are quirky! Kind of goes with my personality…  This is just the beginning to our lighting addiction! I am hoping to share with you our new dining room chandelier and kitchen light makeover sometime in the next couple of weeks!  What do you think of this clamp light? XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram... read more

Dining Room Table Solution

a / b / c For a couple years now, my husband and I have wanted to replace our thrifted dining room table for a new one. It’s super sturdy and the shape is nice, but our home is ever-evolving and it is slowly starting to stick our like a sore thumb. Not to mention, our new chairs don’t quite fit underneath the table, so we have lost a bit of space. It’s our on going dining room dilemma! It’s not easy shopping for dining room tables. Especially if you aren’t going for a set! Because I purchased the chairs beforehand, I’ve made my dining table search a little bit harder. Now I have to find a table that will not only fit our tiny dining room, but also the chairs. Not so smart. But I love my chairs and I think it’s worth it!  Since our dining room and living room are one big space we need a table that can fit our family of five, without taking up too much space. Right now, our table is JUST the right size. We’ve considered three possibilities so far: Square: Takes up less room, but could only really fit four comfortably. Circle: Takes up less room and would fit 4, MAYBE 6 comfortably.  Rectangle: Takes up more room, but can fit 6-8 comfortably.  We have looked and looked for months and could never find the right one! We finally decided: none of the above! Yes, I know. Crazy. You might be wondering what’s left to choose from then? Well, we decided on a rather interesting shape!  Can anyone say HEXAGON!... read more

Portrait Art For The House

I’ve always loved finding art for the home. It’s one of those things that you slowly learn to love and discover what your style is. I have a variety of art in our home. Some of my prints and DIYs, some vintage pieces we’ve picked up, art for a cause and pieces from friends. I’ve always admired my Oma’s home, which is full of beautiful pieces she’s collected over decades. It’s like walking through a gallery. You find yourself stopping and gazing on each piece for minutes at a time, just taking it in. Letting the piece speak to you and figuring out what it means, if anything!  Last weekend, my family and I went for breakfast and stopped by an estate sale on the way home. It was a dream. My dream estate sale, that is! The home was very mid-century. There were a lot of unique pieces, a lot of influence from around the world. I could tell who ever once lived there was very creative. Sad to think about it. She also happened to have an art studio in the back full of original artwork she painted herself. It was all so lovely, I would have taken every piece if I could.  I was immediately drawn to these two portraits. There were all sorts of pieces, but these two really spoke to me. They were friendly and peaceful to look at. I loved the colors, the textures, the depth of each face. When I brought them home, the room came alive. They were exactly what was missing and I finally felt like I found those pieces... read more

Spooktacular Halloween Coasters

As a mom of three, I take a lot of trips to Target! It’s a place the kids love to go too, so that’s great for me! I can take as long as I want and not have to worry about the whining or complaining! We usually walk around the dollar bins first and always end up grabbing a few little things.  A few weeks ago, I came across some bright Halloween coasters in white, green, purple and red. They had creepy Halloween images on them, which was a little darker in nature than what I like. I would usually walk on by, but I decided to try something a little out of my comfort zone this year.  I was really drawn to one of the designs with a black skull on a white background. It happens to go perfect with the rest of my black and white Halloween decor. I decided to make it a little more personal and transform it into a more modern and less spooky piece!  I simply used my gold leaf pen and hand wrote Halloween inspired words! You can use anything that comes to mind: boo, eek, spooky, creepy, spiders, ghosts, monsters, haunted, etc. The list is endless! It’s so easy and now I have some fun little Halloween coasters that I can use for years to come. The black, white and gold are a  clean and classy combo! Somehow, the skulls don’t seem to bother me all too much either.  What do you think of this simple DIY?  XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter,... read more

Halloween Owl Display

My daughter and I had  a lot of fun puttng this Halloween owl display together. While my boys were still down for their nap, V and I played with this fun little arrangment and created a cute and spooky piece for our living room!  My daughter LOVES owls! I think it was even one of her first words.  Last Christmas, we got these two fuzzy little owls for her. She loved them so much, we decided to keep them out year round in her room so she could enjoy them a little longer!  I wanted this display to look nature inspired and as authentic as possible. I took my repurposed birch wood hurricane and used it as a tree like vase. I collected some floral elements I already had laying around the house. Some black eucalyptus, twigs from our yard, vintage glass sprigs and a few mini wrapped yarn twigs. Lastly, I added the fuzzy owls to the display! I’m pleased with how it turned out. The owls keep the display from looking too spooky! I think all the different elements work well together! I am starting to enjoy making these little arrangements! I had so much fun putting my fall wreath together, my pumpkin terrarium diorama and now this owl display! It’s like a piece of art when you see it all come together!  What do you think of this Halloween owl display? XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter,... read more

Reversible Wooden Dala Horse

I decided to take a little break from fall and Halloween to share some other day to day things we are doing! One of them being, this fabulously reversible wooden Dala horse! We have some amazing scrap wood from Northern California laying around for a few projects in mind. We thought we would use a piece to create a little homage to my husbands Swedish roots and create a fun piece for the living room. Because the wood was recycled, one of the sides had some worn paint while the other was still in it’s natural form. Hence, it’s reversibility!  I don’t know about you, but we have a little Dala horse collection going on in our home. So far, we have three authentic and traditional red Dala horses, which are displayed in our new mid century curio cabinet. And now 4, with our latest creation!  I am a very sentimental person, so having things in our home that have special meaning to us is important to me. I am happy to decorate our home with little bits and pieces of our families history and it doesn’t hurt that they are cute to look at! I would love to have some more authentic ones in fun colors like blue, pink, black or white! Perhaps I’ll have to put it on my Christmas list?! What do you think of this reversible dala horse? XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter,... read more

Mid Century Curio Cabinet

On Saturday, my little family and I headed to our local antique flea market to score some weekend finds! We were really lucky and found some pretty unique pieces. It was a two day event, so we decided to go back and see if we could find any last minute deals on Sunday. So happy we did!  As we were heading to leave, we spotted this fantastic mid century curio cabinet. They were asking $45, which was already super cheap. We were able to talk them down to $30 and we had ourselves a deal! I still can’t believe that’s all we paid for this beauty.  It was in pretty good condition! It was built in the 50s and was with the original owner the whole time, until now. The original glass doors are still intact, which is fantastic! For now we are using it as a book shelf/odds and ends. It’s the perfect size for our little home!  I am really grateful for the little things we are able to pick up to make our house feel more like a home. I think my husband and I are finally finding pieces that really suit our personal style and we’ll keep them for years to come!  What do you think of this lovely new cabinet?  XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter,... read more

Lean Cuisine Honestly Good

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Lean Cuisine, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #HonestlyGood#ad http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO I love being a mom, but sometimes it can be hard work! Taking care of little ones requires a lot of patience and stamina. Sometimes this mom needs something quick and easy to make for dinner, but most importantly healthy! Luckily for me, Lean Cuisine has launched a new collection of Honestly Good meals made with 100% natural and wholesome ingredients! This week during our weekly visit to Target, I decided to give them a try and take a little break from the kitchen! I had six flavors to choose from and ended up taking home the Honey Citrus Chicken, Lemongrass Salmon, Pineapple Black Pepper Beef and Roasted Red Pepper Chicken. I can’t wait to try the other two dishes! The meal sizes are great and really help us with portion control. It sure helps me feel satisfied and gives me that energy I need to take care of my sweet little family!  We were all delighted as to how tasty each dish was, our kids were all about sharing from everyones plates. I really enjoyed my salmon, which was my personal favorite!  Right now, Lean Cuisine and their farmers are donating a portion of the vegetables for the Honestly Good meals to local communities. I think this is so great, our family is always in support of giving back whenever possible!  If you’re feeling a bit tired and need a break from cooking, don’t feel bad! I encourage you to take a... read more

Weekend Finds

Today, my family and I hit up one of our favorite fall festivities! Once a year, we head over to our local antique flea market in hopes to find some new treasures to bring home. This year was no disappointment, we were able to find a lot of fantastic things! We first spotted a great Native American inspired quiver and arrows. There were two sets to choose from, both extremely cheap. We decided to go with the one we thought had more of the authentic, worn leather. The arrows were more vintage then the other set and so we decided it was more what we were looking for. The other one had more of a western feel and the arrows were in pretty rough condition.  After that, we hit the jackpot! We found a National Park Blanket (looks very similar to the Hudson’s Bay blanket), a cow hide,  two mid century brass pineapple canisters, a walnut burl clock and a southwestern rug. Score!  After that, we just came across a few small little trinkets and a outdoor sling chair we hope to fix up a bit! It was a bit challenging with three little ones, but we had a great time! I am so happy with our finds and can’t wait to show you more!  What are you up to this Saturday?  XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter,... read more

DIY Creepy Wire Trees

There is something about black wire that suits this season so well! It’s quite dark and mysterious stuff! I’ve had a lot of fun making my Wire Pumpkins this year for Halloween, so I decided to create these creepy wire trees to add to the rest of my decor!  I simply started with a long strand of wire. I created a circle, which would become my base. I wrapped wire on the end to secure the base. I then took the remaining wire and pulled it straight up and folded it in half. I twisted it until it became a thick wire. I then took two separate pieces of wire and twisted it to the top of my tree and bent it to resemble branches. Repeat for second tree!  I added some moss to create little nests, as well as a perched bird. I also added little festive “boo” and “eek” banners! The trees turned out spindly and perfect! Something I would expect to see during this Halloween season.  It doesn’t need to cost a fortune to create fun festive decor for the home! This wire is so easy to come across,  you can get it anywhere from a craft store to the dollar store! You can even create these trees in gold, copper and silver if you preferred!  There you have it, a fun weekend project! What do you think?! XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter,... read more
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