If you don’t already read Hello Lidy, you are in for a treat! Lidy’s blog is filled with fun and easy DIYs and funny and genuine snapshots of her beautiful family. I lucked into sitting next to Lidy at Alt SF, and I was immediately impressed by her lovely, passionate storytelling. Lidy’s the kind of lady who will keep you laughing, entertained, and inspired. I’m thrilled to feature her today as a Blog Crush, and I’m so honored I’ve had the chance to meet her. Read on to learn more about Lidy:
When did you start blogging and what inspired you to start
I started my blog on April 29, 2010 (talk about being specific,
right?). I basically had been drifting along at that point in life, but not
really seizing opportunities to try new things in fear of failure. So, I was
really searching and trying to figure out my true potential and really going
after my dreams without feeling held back in any way.
What is your favorite aspect of writing your blog? What do you
find the most challenging about blogging?
I think my favorite aspect of blogging is the opportunity to
both challenge myself and hopefully inspire others. Whether that’s a DIY or
opening up about my journey through adoption. The most challenging thing is to
not get wrapped up in all the negativity some people bring to the table. I have
been told a lot of mean things in regards to my blog and blogging, so I have
had to really shake off the things people say and keep my head up. If you are
truly happy doing something, it shouldn’t matter what others think.
What are the favorite posts you’ve written
recently that made you feel like Yes! that was awesome!?
I am my worst critic, so I don’t know if I’ve allowed myself to
feel that yet! I think it would have to be the posts that really start to grab
attention of the bigger blogs and new readers out there. For some strange
reason, the one post that has gotten a lot of attention is a DIY I almost
didn’t even share with my readers because I thought it was too simple: my Paper
I would also have to say any of our furniture DIYs, like our
reclaimed coffee table. This was the first “big” DIY my husband and I
did together. We had a vision for what we wanted, found an amazing piece of
reclaimed wood and it all turned out exactly how we imagined. Plus, we hardly
spent any money – it was amazing! I think a lot of people are interested in
creating things from scratch and having that satisfaction of doing it
themselves without having to go out and buy something generic.
Where do you turn for inspiration?
Everywhere! I love reading books on home decor, to walking
around admiring the displays at Anthropologie, to even taking in all that
nature has to offer on our trips to the beach or mountains. Inspiration is
literally all around us, we just have to retrain ourselves as to how we
perceive our world. I think we allow ourselves to take things for granted. I
will see something that really moves me and suddenly I have an idea for
What is your favorite pair of shoes and why?
I would have to say these suede booties I’ve owned for a couple
years now. They are super comfortable and go with everything! I almost wish I
bought two pairs!
What was the last great book you read?
Um, well I have to admit, I’m not a huge reader of books. I like
books with lots of pictures and are directly correlated to my interests (DIYs,
home decor, Flea market finds, etc.). It’s embarrassing, but I seriously think
the last real book I read was the Twilight series. How sad is that? They
weren’t even that great. My husband loves to read, maybe I will pick up one of
his books and see if I can finish it!
What current dream or goal are you working towards (big or
I think right now I am focusing on just improving my blog and
making it somewhat more professional in how it looks and the content I bring to
the table. I am also trying to pursue graphic design and trying to figure out
how I can incorporate that on my blog. I think now a days, graphic design (like
photography) is one of those things anyone can do now with the access to all
these great programs like Photoshop and Illustrator. So, I’m really challenging
myself to think about going back to school and taking some sort of web design
What’s your go-to meal?
I grew up eating different kinds of ethnic foods (my family is
dutch, portuguese and Indonesian). A meal I could make every night that’s
surprisingly quick and easy is a good curry dish, like my Oma’s hot egg dish!
Most people look at me like I’m crazy!
Do you have a personal motto?
Who are your top five blog crushes? Is there a blogger that
would you love to meet in real life?
I would have to say my top five blog crushes are: