DIY Hanging Evergreen Bouquet

DIY Hanging Evergreen Bouquet

For a few years now, we’ve had an artificial Christmas tree. There are positives and negatives about it. Some positives: No mess to clean, easy to pack and store away for next year, money-saver, can come pre-lit, available in different colors and shapes! The negatives: No fresh scent of Christmas.  Yeah, it’s a big deal. I find myself buying a TON of candles, but even then it’s not the real thing. An easy solution is to introduce evergreens in small doses throughout your home. Like this super simple hanging evergreen bouquet!  Materials  Assortment of winter greenery (which you can find at Home Depot or a local florist shop) Floral wire Wire cutters Directions Begin by arranging your greens as you would with a bouquet of flowers. Make sure to disperse them evenly throughout.  Once you like your arrangement, simply begin attaching them using floral wire until they feel secured together.  Attach a string of wire from one end of the bouquet to the other and simply hang!  It’s that easy you guys! It’s about creativity and really what you think looks pretty. And when you’re working with just greenery, you really can’t go wrong! Best part is, it smells amazing! Feel free to sit the stems in water overnight to keep them fresh and long lasting. Simply dry the stems and hang them back up again!  Stay tuned! Tomorrow I have another lovely option for bringing in fresh greens into your home this season. 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...
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,...
The Plant Series | Lipsick Plant

The Plant Series | Lipsick Plant

The plant series is back! I love the name of this particular Indonesian plant – the Lipstick Plant – don’t you? It’s pretty cute if you ask me. Just like the ZZ Plant, these plants are tropical and have beautiful pointy, waxy leaves. And if you take care of them properly, they will bloom bright red flowers – bonus!  The Lipstick Plant apparently gets it’s name from the red flowers that grow out of the dark maroon buds, which look like a tube of lipstick. Personally, I don’t see it. But still, cute name regardless. Good news is, this plant is really straight forward and growing one successfully isn’t all too difficult: 1. Lipstick plants should be watered moderately, allowing the plant to dry out slightly between waterings (especially in the winter). They love fairly high humid environments, so you can choose to mist them daily if the air is dry, like here in Canada. Although I have to admit, I have never done this and mine is doing just fine.   2. They are happiest in lots of bright, indirect light and should never be kept in direct sunlight – that would be bad. 3. These pretty plant stems can grow to 2 ft long, so they would be perfect placed in a hanging planter or on a tall shelf!  So there you go, another pretty plant for the home that happens to be on trend with the whole tropical vibe! And it’s pretty darn easy to care for too. What do you think of this little guy? XOXO, Lidy...
The Plant Series | ZZ Plant

The Plant Series | ZZ Plant

I’m excited to introduce a new series on the blog! Of course, it is totally dependent on whether you guys find this helpful at all, so be sure to let me know what you think! The Plant Series is really a guide to common houseplants and suggestions for those of you just exploring the idea or those of you who have had years of houseplant experience! Either way, I am eager to share with you all that I have learned the last few years. To start this series off, I’ve chosen the very easy-going East African ZZ Plant! I’ve been told this particular plant thrives on neglect, if that is even a thing. But really, it’s very forgiving if you forget to water it for a few days and doesn’t panic when it’s in low light. This is the perfect plant for those of you who are just wanting to test your green thumb!  The ZZ plant is great for adding a bit of emphasis in a particular area of any space! It’s upright stems and deep green, glossy leaves are what makes this plant so attractive.  Here are some plant care tips: 1. Keep your ZZ in a bright to low light room. You don’t want to put this little guy in direct sunlight, otherwise you run the risk of scorching their pretty leaves.  2. Water thoroughly and allow the top 2-inches of soil to dry completely in between waterings. Overwatering your ZZ will be a fast way of killing it – so avoid soggy soil! You also want to keep the leaves clean by gently wiping them...
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