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          ...
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,...
Simple and Modern DIY Copper Candelabra

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,...
Bohemian Modern Living Room

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,...
DIY Modern Wood Candelabra

DIY Modern Wood Candelabra

Ok, so this DIY should be described as simple and modern. Because it really will be the easiest thing you’ve tried in a long time. Not to mention, a lovely center piece for your dining table this fall!  Materials 2x4x6 Treated wood drilled rail  Chandelier candles  Flowers and greenery  *Disclaimer: Please use common sense when working with candles. If your table is shorter or you don’t feel comfortable, I advice you buy a 2×4 and lay on the widest part. From there, you can drill you own holes accordingly. It will look just as nice! Instructions 1. Measure how long your dining table is and cut your 2×4 accordingly. Ours happened to be the perfect length, which most standard dining tables should be. I found that the longer the centerpiece, the more stable it was. 2. Twist your candles into the pre-drilled holes.  3. Disperse your greenery and flowers on either side of your centerpiece.  4. Enjoy!!  I love the scandinavian vibe from the wood and neutral colored greenery. It’s the perfect look for fall if you ask me! My folks were over the other day and my dad asked what was up with the “candle train”. I thought it was pretty funny – whatever you call it, it’s sure to be a show stopper!  XOXO,...
DIY Stamped Place Cards

DIY Stamped Place Cards

Can you believe we are already in the middle of September?  I absolutely love this time of year. For me, fall happens to be the perfect excuse to entertain, so I thought it would be fun to host a wine and mini dessert night in our home! A time to unwind, sip and nibble on some treats. I decided to create these modern DIY stamped place cards to put on the table to personalize it just a bit. Materials Martha Stewart Metalworking Alphabet Stamp Set Hobby and Craft Metal Sheets Scissors Thick Cardstock (or other material to adhere name to) Glue Dots Twine Instructions 1. Choose your letters and slide into the groove on the track handle. (keep in mind that you need to insert letter to be stamped in reverse) 2. Place a rubber embossing stamp or similar material under your metal and press firmly with a slight rocking motion.  3. Cut your metal name to desired length. 4. Using a glue dot, adhere the metal name to your cardstock. (I actually found some pretty vinyl siding samples at Home Depot that I thought would make fun name tags!). 5. Tie a piece of twine onto your tag. 6. Slide into your folded napkin and voila! It’s a pretty simple and playful way to dress up your table this fall for guests. They can even keep the cards if they want!  Having a name tag on the table seems to elevate the experience just a bit – even if it is just for some wine and sweets!  You can check out the how-to for this easy and fun Modern Wood Candelabra here!  XOXO,...
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