Introducing The Holiday Collective

Introducing The Holiday Collective

Happy Novemeber friends! And what a treat I have for you. I am so thrilled to introduce to you The Holiday Collective: a pop-up blog made up of 24 passionate and insanely talented women who are just as crazy about the holidays as I am. Throughout the next couple months, each of us will be contributing to this very exciting blog – lots of holiday inspiration and easy-to-do DIYs!  I am blessed and ever so lucky to be part of this amazing group. These are some of the best bloggers out there you guys, so you really are in for a treat! Be sure to follow The Holiday Collective on Facebook and Instagram to keep up with what is going on and when! To celebrate the launch of such an epic event, I put up my Christmas tree last night. Maybe it’s a bit too early for you and that’s ok. For now, you can treat yourselves to this list of AMAZING blogs to check out – all of which are participating:  Damask Love | Idle Hands Awake | This Heart of Mine Delineate Your Dwelling | This Little Street | Brepurposed   The Merrythought | Dream Green DIY | Lovely Indeed   Hey There, Home | The Sweetest Occasion | Fall For DIY  Design Improvised | A Bubbly Life | The Proper Blog  Shrimp Salad Circus | Alice & Lois | Lulu the Baker  Pars Caeli | A Girl Named PJ | Lines Across Tell Love and Party | Make and Tell | Squirrelly Minds This is truly the most wonderful time of year – would you agree?!  XOXO, Lidy  ...
It’s the Weekend – Happy Halloween!

It’s the Weekend – Happy Halloween!

It’s the weekend, but not just any weekend. It’s Halloween weekend, which means seeing our cute kids in cute costumes and eating their candy. Just kidding. Kind of.  This year, our kids wanted to pick out there costumes. I really enjoyed watching them choose the things that expressed who they were as individuals. Holden wanted to be a “Hero” and picked a firefighter. Violet wanted to be a “Traffic Light”!!!! I thought this was hilarious. But then, she saw a fairy costume and decided she would rather be a “Tooth Fairy”. Maybe next year she can be the traffic light. Sebastian is obsessed with Paw Patrol, so this year he is “Marshall”, who happens to be a firefighter dog. Wouldn’t you know, all the costumes have a theme! Firefighter boy, firefighter dog and the Tooth Firey. Get it? Here are some links to check out this weekend: I definitely will be referring to this Ultimate Guide to Halloween Candy this weekend! I love me some bling and I think these DIY Glitter Rings would make great stocking stuffer surprises this year!  I love where this Modern and Vintage Office Space is going and there’s a giveaway!  We are SO doing this next year. These DIY Space Family Costumes are so impressive. WOW!  Cutest Kids Table Makeover – a great project to do this weekend!  XOXO, Lidy  ...
Simple Eucalyptus Arrangement

Simple Eucalyptus Arrangement

I haven’t done a plant series in a couple weeks, but today I decided to focus on another kind of green! When it comes to florals, I’m a real simple kind of gal. A matter of fact, you can just ditch the flowers and give me the greenery and I’ll be just as happy!  I’ve always loved eucalyptus – of every kind. So I decided to put together a really simple arrangement for our home. It adds the perfect amount of color to the room, especially against the black walls. I even love the shape of the arrangement, as it stretches out quite a bit. It’s perfect for Halloween and and even after that!  This winter and leading into Christmas, I’m really hoping to keep my decor minimal and clean. But still have a bit of fun with it for the kids. I’m really wanting to bring in A LOT of greenery to act as my decor this year. I have some fun ideas, but we will see if it works. I might have to get some tips and pointers from my local florist.  How about you – what kind of arrangements do you gravitate toward? XOXO, Lidy...
It’s the Weekend – Let’s Celebrate!

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          ...
How to Create Easy Spider Candle Votives

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,...
DIY Modern + Minimal Pendant Light

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,...
DIY Halloween Wreath Diorama

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...
DIY Seasonal Terrarium

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,...
DIY Moroccan-Inspired Side Table

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,...
Entryway Inspiration

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      ...
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