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Lidy Dipert

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Thrifty Find: Geometric Brass Candlesticks

On our way home from Canada, we stopped at a cute little shop in Utah: The Little Brick House! It’s a coffee house/luncheon/antique shop, it’s heavenly! While we waited for our lunch to make it’s way to our hungry bellies, we walked around and looked at all the pretties displayed throughout the shop. I came across these fabulous geometric brass candlesticks and had to have them!  I love the design and I love the brass look, so I knew these would look great as part of our home decor. I am in the process of repurposing them, so I will have to update you on that down the road! For now, I might just enjoy them just as they are.  I am so inspired by Emily Henderson‘s lovely blog. She always has fantastic ideas and great taste! I kind of got hooked on brass because of her. So now, when I see something I think will go with the look of our vintage/modern abode I make sure to get them! Not too much though, it has to be a subtle touch.  It was the perfect day with my family and the perfect place to stop, stretch our legs, grab some lunch and do some thrifting! If you are ever in Cedar City, Utah you should definitely stop in for a bite and do a little shopping too!  XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow Hello Lidy by email, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter,... read more

DIY Triangle Painted Art

I’m back from a lovely holiday with my little family! Thank you for your patience as I have been absent a few days. It was so nice to take our kids to Canada and have them spend time with loving family and a great group of friends (new and old)! Hopefully you follow my Instagram, because you would have seen A LOT of pictures from our travels!  Today I am sharing a fun and easy DIY: triangle painted art! I have been slowly adding pieces to our white and bright walls in the living room. So far, I have a wide variety of unique and meaningful prints. From my adoption tipi print and “D” monogram print (from my Esty shop), to a vintage butterfly piece from an old book page. It’s all a nice even mixture of new and old.  To go with the touches of geometric shapes in my home, I decided to convert one of my photographs into a unique piece of art. Not too long ago I made triangular pillows and a triangle stamped pillow. I thought I would play off of these two pieces in the living room and try to bring some unity between them all. Plus, my DIY art piece balances the wall by coordinating with my other triangle-like prints.  I simply printed out an old picture I took of the Golden Gate Bridge from years ago. I cut it to fit my frame and laid it out flat. I taped off a triangle in the center of the print. I then took basic white paint and painted over the remainder of the print.... read more

Summer Party Fun

Glasses Summer is flying by and I am trying to enjoy as much of it as possible! I’m thinking of hosting a little party with close friends before my hubby goes back to work (he’s a fourth grade teacher) and we all start getting busy again. I love having friends over for a tasty BBQ, games and chit chat around a nice bonfire. I put together a few of my party must haves for a successful summer party! Beverage Dispenser / Knit Pouf / Turquoise Enamel Cutlery  Melamine Geometric Bowl / Dotted Napkin / Globe Lights I decided to have a theme surrounded by serving lemonade! Is that weird? I thought of serving traditional lemonade, as well as some delicious flavored lemonades as well! I picked light, bright and geometric patterns for a fresh and fun touch! Plus, some fancy pieces to serve my yummy lemonades in as well! Wouldn’t a DIY lemonade stand be so fun? It would be fabulous for the kids as well! I decided to share one of the flavors from Sunday Suppers that I might serve – it sounds so refreshing and delicious!  Lavender Lemonade * 2 cups sugar * 5 sprigs lavender (stems and buds), plus additional for garnish * 2 cups fresh lemon juice (from about 10 lemons) * 1/2 cup fresh lime juice (from about 4 limes) Directions: In a large saucepan, bring one gallon of water and the sugar to a boil. Remove from heat; add 7 lavender sprigs and lemon and lime juices. Cool to room temperature, strain, and chill. Serve on ice, with additional lavender for garnish. Can’t wait to get this... read more

Road Trip To Canada

I can’t explain how excited I am! Months ago, my husband and I requested that we take our three foster babies (soon to be ours) to Canada. I have to be honest, I thought the judge would say “NO”, but I was pleasantly surprised when my social worker said that he granted our request! What?!?!!?! After much figuring out, we finally got everything organized and started our long journey from California to Alberta, Canada.  Let’s just say, it started out HORRIBLY. I might have wrecked our car in a minor accident a few days before we had to leave. We got it all fixed up – so we thought. Turned out, there was more damage than originally told. We had to stop in Nevada for a three hour layover while our car tire and rim were replaced. It was a bit annoying, but we eventually got back on the road again! We finally got out of Nevada and made our way to Arizona when our tire pressure light flicked on. We pulled over, filled it with air and knew there was some sort of problem. Sure enough, 30 miles later it popped back on. Sadly, we pulled over again and made our way to a tire repair shop where we discovered there was a nail in our tire and had slowly been leaking. We got it patched up and we were FINALLY good to go! Not. Fun.  From that moment on it was smooth sailing! Our kids did AMAZING that entire time! We are SO blessed to have such great little travelers. We enjoyed the scenery as I announced... read more

Jelly Beans: Jellys Are Back!

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Jelly Beans but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #JellysAreBack http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO If you were a child of the 80s, you might remember sporting some pretty fantastic footwear! Do Jelly Beans ring a bell? If you weren’t the lucky kid that got to sport these fantastic guys around, you might be happy to know that they are back!!! I should also mention they aren’t just for the kids, they have some pretty fantastic ones for the ladies as well!  I recently ordered some cute Jellys for my little girl! I couldn’t wait to get them in the mail so we could try them on!  They arrived in no time, which I was thrilled about! What can I say? I was really excited! Jelly Beans have just relaunched their cute shoes and are now being sold all over the US with FREE SHIPPING (the shoes will be shipped from the US, not Australia) Seriously, amazing!  I ordered my daughters Jellys in Clear because I figured they would go with literally everything! She’s already worn them with countless summer dresses, shorts, jeans and tights! They are super comfy on her chubby little feet and breath nicely like sandals! We can dress them down or dress them up – seriously, my new go-to shoe for sure! This shoe is perfect for summer! They are easy to clean (which is important to me and my messy girl!) and are so versatile with the many activities we have going on! We can wear them to the beach on those... read more

Mid Century Inspired Painted Vase

Do you have a lot of glassware hanging around your house, like old vases or jars? I know I do! I gave a bunch away and kept a few, thinking I could use them for something! And so, I did just that! A fun little art project in one of my old glass vases! What you will need: Glass vase Paint ( I used two colors – Martha Stewart’s Old Gold and a very generic white) Take your vase and clean it out. Take it from me, make sure to wipe it completely dry so that you don’t have water stains later! My bad – but not all my DIYs are seamless. Actually, none are usually! Take your white and squirt a good amount at the bottom of the vase and then add your secondary color if you so choose. Swirl the vase to cover the base completely and allowing the two colors to mix a bit. Slowly begin to tip your vase upside down while twirling it simultaneously. You will start to see the streaks form and create a unique design! Be sure to have something underneath to catch the dripping paint! Place upside down and allow to dry – this may take a few hours.  I love how my vase turned out! The color and pattern are very mid century, which fits nicely with the rest of my home decor. This project is so easy and cheap. It literally took me a few minutes, so you could make a bunch in no time to create a fun look!  What kind of crafts have you been up to... read more

DIY Geometric Silhouette Art

So, I found these intriguing mini silhouettes at the craft store a while ago. I have this habit of getting things for no particular reason, which can be a little impulsive – do I have a problem? I mostly stare at my ongoing collection of craft supplies, until one day I can finally use them for something fun! It’s a bad habit, but it always results in quirky art for my home!  I put together a modern piece for my bedside table. I simply collected a few silhouettes and used a sharpie to create a fun abstract design. It has a very geometric feel! Once I was done my designs, I placed some scotch tape on the back of each one and placed them on a clean, white backdrop. I placed it in a frame I had kicking around and just like that, done!  I’m playing around with the placement of my new art. I thought having the art leaning on the wall with layers of other elements might be fun. I’ve mixed different textures, colors and layers. I like the idea of something neutral, to keep a clean and crisp look. The different metals from my “D” and the cast iron camel lock play off each other nicely.  I also like it paired with some pops of color. The red dala horse really stands out and goes nicely with my geometric art. Black and white is always a fantastic contrast and can go with practically any surrounding colors, which I like to work with!  Which placement do you prefer?! XOXO, Lidy Feel free to leave a comment! You can also follow... read more

Alt SF 2013 Recap

I don’t even know where to start! I’ve always dreamed of going to Alt, but I never thought it would actually happen. When I got a ticket for Alt SF, I knew I could NOT let this opportunity pass me by. And seeing as it was only a few short hours away from  where I live, I had to go! I am so thankful I went, my experience was nothing but  pleasant and wonderful!  I’ve heard from some blogging friends, who have attended Alt SLC, that it can be extremely overwhelming and information overload. Still, it was an amazing experience for them. I was very curious to see how they felt attending this event, seeing as it was only one day. It seems the experience was much more enjoyable! Even though there was still a lot of information and a lot of different activities going on, we had this breathing space. A time to take it all in, to mingle, to talk about it and let things soak up while we refreshed ourselves with drinks and treats. For a first time Alt attendee, I highly recommend Alt SF!  The location at the Fairmont Hotel was gorgeous, elegant and magical. The speakers were knowledgeable, transparent and very honest. They opened with a bang as we were introduced to Mariam Naficy, the CEO of Minted (where I happened to purchase my business cards). We ended with the inspiring Mike McCue, the CEO of Flipboard, whom I ran into on the elevator on my way out. We struck up a great conversation! He and members of his team were so down to earth, I... read more

DIY Business Cards

I’m slowly getting ready for Alt this week. I have my outfit(s) picked out, swag ready to go and now I’m just waiting to get my business cards in the mail! I ordered some beautiful cards from Minted, but I’m worried that I waited too long to order them and they might not get here on time!! Ah!!!  Just in case that might happen, I decided to make my own as well. Besides, if they do get here before I have to leave I’m thinking I didn’t order enough! I really don’t want to run our of business cards, so I decided to create a clean design and keep it nice and simple. I created a watercolor effect in an ombre green. I wanted it to look as close as possible to the real thing. As though I sat down and hand painted 50 of these cards, which I could never do! I kept the font similar to my other business cards, so they felt somewhat cohesive. I am happy with how they turned out. Now to get them printed! Only TWO more days!!!! 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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