Violet’s Flora and Fauna Party With Minted

Last week we celebrated Violet’s 3rd birthday! It was a special one for us, since it’s her last party here in California before we move. Not to mention, my mom flew in from Canada to celebrate with us! A few of our closest friends came over and we let the kids run around and play. I think our Flora and Fauna theme was a success. I always choose Minted decor for my parties! They have the best selection of modern party decor. There are always so many to choose from, sometimes it’s hard to pick! This year I went with the Guapa Party Decor. I loved the floral design and colors. They were subtle, with pops of bright pink here and there! I always love how they really put that finishing touch on the entire party. From the banners, the table top confetti, table signs, flag stickers, to the cute notecards! It really makes all our parties come together so beautifully! The other decor was pretty simple. I cut fresh cut greens from our back yard and placed them in flea market bottles on the main table. I had a few of Violet’s favorite animals on the tables, mostly owls and foxes. We had rose petals adorn the tables as well, even made tattoo rose water! It was all very fancy! We picked Oleander and Bougainvillea on the tables to fill in the empty spaces, even made little labels for them with the cute watercolor notecards!  Obviously, we ate….too much. Besides having a simple BBQ, my husband made some delicious and amazing sugar cookies. I made a layered raspberry...

Fresh Cut Greens As Decor

As we are preparing to celebrate Violet’s third (and last birthday in California…tear), I decided to share a simple and affordable way to jazz up your home and parties! I feel blessed that we have so many different arrays of plant life in our yard alone, so I decided to pick a few and display them in an assortment of flea market bottles!  Dare I say I almost prefer the simplicity of fresh cut greens over flowers? Don’t get me wrong, I love a good bouquet of peonies, but there is something to be said about these little guys that you don’t hear all that much: they are awesome!  I originally stumbled on this fabulous idea on Apartment Therapy (no big surprise) and couldn’t get it out of my head. I thought it would be the perfect time to give it a try for V’s Flora and Fauna party and I am so glad I did! They add so much life to the whole thing!  Best part is, I can transfer them right into my home when I’m all done with the party. I’ve already picked out a few spots and love how they give the space that pop of green! A perfect way to add that fabulous color might I add!  What do you think of incorporating simple greens in your home or your next party? I’ll be sharing more of Violet’s birthday next week, so stay tuned!  XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram...

Home Tour: Violet’s Doll House

It’s true, I’ve included Miss Violet’s doll house in our home tour. I just couldn’t resist its cuteness! Our little girl turns three this Friday and so Joel decided he would make her a pretty amazing mid century inspired doll house. He converted our old record holder into the new digs for “dolly”. The before pics show the basic structure of the formal record holder. It has the typical mid century legs, a flat top and two removable sliding doors. Joel reconstructed the roof to create a shed roof, which is a common style on mid century homes. He then painted the roof black and the exterior walls white, leaving the legs and front doors natural brown. He cut high windows on the side walls and even “wallpapered” one of the interior walls with retro-styled scrap book paper. What a guy! The inside is pretty basic: white walls and wood floor. Dolly’s furniture is your lovely Huset essentials including the Lack table in Kelly Green (DIY gold dipped legs), Klippan sofa in PINK, the Expedit shelving, yellow chair (DIY “seat cover”…aka….washi tape) and the classic black and white Stockholm rug. Dolly also has her very own decor items, including a custom made sheep skin, cow hide rug, black and white pillows (made of washi tape and toilet paper), a black and white striped throw,  wood stump, “home sweet home” art, “ceramic” vase and plant holder and gold painted and glittered mini wall gallery! This house is styling! The sliding doors are easy to put back on, so it’s good for keeping little brothers from making a mess of things!  I’m...

Minimalist Pendant Light

The other day I shared our bathroom tour with you! I loved the mini makeover we gave that little space in our home. The white walls make the room feel crisp and clean, just the way I like bathrooms to be!    One of the features I love the most about this space is our simple minimalist pendant light fixture! It gives the room a nice modern feel and is a simple way to give the room a fresh and unique look! Like most of the rooms in our home, we’ve replaced the old fixtures with custom ones to put our own little twist on things!  I love the look of that plywood mixed with metal. I will never get sick of this fabulous combination! We decided to try a faceted halogen bulb for the bathroom, which is something we’ve never used in the past. I love the look of this, it kind of makes the space feel a but more dramatic and dressy!  It’s amazing how a little light fixture can change the look of an entire room. I really feel it gives the whole space a unique feel, a little different than most bathrooms I’ve seen!  What do you think of this fun light fixture we added to this space?  XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram...

Spring Geometric Banner

Hey friends! Today I’m over at Craftaholics Anonymous sharing this fun Spring Geometric Banner! It’s a great way to get your home feeling fresh and modern for the holidays!  I am loving this plastic canvas, it creates great texture and it’s a lot of fun to play around with! There are so many fun colors to choose from, but I decided to go with some nice pastels for spring!  Be sure to head on over to CA for the full tutorial! Let me know what do you think of this look for spring?!  XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter,...

DIY Wood and Metal Magazine Rack

Who doesn’t need a good magazine rack?! I know we have plenty of reading materials in this house that need a home, besides being stacked in random places. So, we decided to do a little project! My husband worked on a few designs until he found the one that worked best! He welded the piece together and spray painted the frame white to give it a modern look. We also put some fantastic multi-faceted wood knobs to complete the look, inspired by these of course!  We wall mounted the rack to keep the kids from making a mess, mostly our one year old who loves to tear pages out of books these days. It’s really helped clean up the clutter around here!  I love how it fits in seamlessly with the rest of the  crisp white room! It’s the perfect place to display all my favorite reads and adds a bit more function to the space. Be sure to come back for our tour of the rest of our main bath next week!  What do you think of our new DIY magazine rack? I’ll be sure to share another version we made for the living room soon! Happy Friday friends!  XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter,...

Macrame Makeover

I don’t know if it’s because I’ve been watching too many episodes of Mad Men or what, but I’m just loving everything 60s right now! I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect macrame wall hanging for months now and just haven’t any luck! Then, my amazing hubby returned back from Canada with this thrifted goodness! I. Am. In. Love. I decided to give this vintage piece a modern touch with an easy fix!  What you need: Macrame (vintage or DIY) Copper Pipe in the length you need Copper Caps Copper Wire What to do: 1. Gather your supplies 2. Clean your copper well so that you don’t get any residue on your beautiful piece 3.  Slide through your macrame loops 4. Put your caps on at either end 5. Center your macrame piece 6. Take your copper wire and create a little loop 7. Place at the center of your copper pipe and secure  8. Hang and enjoy!  The copper is a great update to this vintage piece! It really compliments the color of the macrame. It also creates fabulous contrast to the fibrous texture!  I am beyond thrilled that we came across this piece, it is everything I’ve been looking for. My husband just knows me too well! And wouldn’t you know it, I happened to come across another macrame piece a few days later at the thrift store! Do you like this Macrame trend? XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter,...

Gold Dipped Swan Planter

Yep, this little guy is straight out of the 80s! But I love unique planters to display in our home and the color of this porcelain swan was a little enticing. For a $1, I wasn’t as afraid to commit to the pink! Besides,  dip anything in gold (check this out!) and it magically becomes something awesome! What you will need: Planter Gold Spray Paint Small Plant What to do: 1. Head outside and gather your supplies 2. Tape and cover half of the planter so that only one side will get spray painted with the gold 3. Start to spray paint your planter, letting it dry completely between each coat 4. Carefully peel the tape and remove the covering after your paint is dry. Transfer the plant into your planter and enjoy!  I love how this little guy got a small makeover just by a quick coat of paint! The pop of gold and pink make the planter a bit more modern! Plants are a great way to make any space feel fresh and appealing! I think we have about 7 house plants now…I’m a bit of an addict!  I’m thinking this might look really cute in sweet Violet’s room too! What do you think about taking old items like this swan and giving them a new look for the home?! XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter,...

Spring Tissue Paper Flower

To me, springtime means flowers! So, I decided to create my own flowers using some tissue paper! Technically, it’s an Easter egg tissue paper banner I got from the dollar store. When I bought it, I thought it would be cute when I opened it up, but to my horror it wasn’t at all. So, I decided to give it a new purpose!  What you will need: Tissue Paper (in any color) Gold leaf  Tape Skewer  What to do: 1. Gather your supplies and head outside! 2. Take your tissue paper and fold together. Cut out an oval shape at the top (or, if you can find this Easter egg garland!). Roll your tissue paper 3. Carefully dip into the gold leaf (do not shake the gold lead ahead of time) 4. You should have a two toned color on the tips of your  tissue paper. Unravel and let dry completely. Not shown: When your tissue paper has completely dried, start on one side and begin to roll the bottom of your tissue paper to the other end. You should begin to see your flower take shape. Secure the end with tape. Fluff and separate to give your flower more shape. Use a skewer as the stem and place in the center of your bloom. Simply display! You can easily make several of these for a more dramatic look! I think I may need to head back to the dollar store!  Because the gold leaf is oil based, it created that beautiful pink color and just a bit of that gold on the edges. It creates gorgeous depth and...
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