Home is Where the Hearts Is

January 20, 2014

Home is Where the Hearts Is

A perfect gift for Valentines Day or throughout the Year. Available for purchase through my Etsy site.


A Giveaway!

November 24, 2013


Have you entered in the giveaway to win three verse prints of your choice from my Etsy shop?! Share this post on your Instagram and tag @lydiapidia or #lydiaspenandpaper to be entered in the drawing!! OR, share this giveaway on your facebook  page and “like” Lydia’s Pen and Paper on Facebook. OR, share on ANY social media! After you’ve shared let me know you’ve done so here in the comments!

Giveaway ends this evening at 11:59 PST time. Winner will be announced Monday!!

ALL orders placed this weekend receive a FREE 5″x7″ print of Philippians 4:6!

Here are a few prints that have been uploaded in my shop!


Hebrews 6:19


Psalm 5:3


Psalm 118:24


Philippians 4:6


Proverbs 31:28


Isaiah 41:10

These would make great gifts for the Holidays! Check them out! ALL orders placed this weekend receive a FREE 5″x7″ print of Philippians 4:6!

Halloween 2013: Mickey & Minnie

October 31, 2013

It seems only fitting that I post about our Halloween this year since the last post I did was Valentines. HA! It’s been a long time…


Remember last year when we were Alice and Wonderland theme? And the year before Tinkerbell and Peter Pan?  This year Ruby had more of an opinion on things (the little girl is growing up!) and I couldn’t seem to convince her to be Mary Poppins and Bert, the chimney sweeper. Maybe next year?!



Yes, this year Ruby was convinced she wanted to be Minnie Mouse and Elliot, Mickey Mouse. At first I wasn’t so excited about the costume choice,…but it grew on me. And after taking these pics, I have to say I’m IN LOVE with these two little mouses. 


Here are some of the photos from our little photo shoot at Picture People. They had a great Groupon deal this year, right in time for Halloween! 


I’m definitely IN LOVE with that sweet little foot of Mickey’s. Too, too much!


Her pose,… heart exploding!!


My two little sweeties. 

And I’ll leave you with these of Minnie Mouse…is she a little poser or what?! She was eating all of this up. LOVED IT! 



DIY Halloween Outfit Details:

Mickey’s Costume: Jacket, White Oxford Shirt, and Boots from Target, Red Jeans from Crazy 8. Bowtie Handmade through this  GREAT Tutorial. Yellow button sewn on from Joann Fabrics. Headband made from Rubys old headband and card stock cut out and hotglued on. 

Minnie’s Costume: Shirt from Crazy 8. Skirt Handmade by me (I just figured it out as I went…fabric from Joann Fabrics). Tights from Nordstroms. Yellow Shoes from Target (with tulle bows pinned on), Tail from fuzzy trim at Joann’s (pinned on), headband ears from Disneyland


Valentine’s Pom-Pom Wreath!

February 1, 2013


I told my husband that pom-poms are the “in thing” on the blogs right now. I also told him, while walking through an antique store and spotting a pair of antlers, that they are also the “in thing” in the blog world. ((he may think i’m crazy)). But seriously,…I’ve been seeing pom-poms (and antlers) EVERYWHERE! I’m still undecided on the antler thing, but the pom-poms?! Yes please!


I first spotted this tutorial back in December and have been dying to make a pom-pom wreath ever since. Last night I finished this (mother of alllllll mothers…it’s quite large!!) Valentine’s pom-pom wreath for our front door. Yes, it’s a bit large and extreme,…but I’m kinda loving it. Nothing says HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!!!! like a MONSTROUS pom-pom wreath, no?! HA!

I added the little heart in the center with some felt, stuffing, needle, and yarn…I thought it added another cute little festive touch!

Seriously,…I’m addicted to pom-poms right now and you should be too! Make a cute garland or a pom-pom for your beanie, or a pom-pom flower or a wreath. ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES!



Cinnamon Raisin Bread

January 22, 2013


This cinnamon bread,…YUM!


I made it the beginning of last week and it was GOOD. It took some time to make,…but it was well worth it! Our house smelled divine.


You should GO MAKE SOME!



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