July 2015 - Lily & Val Living

July 2015 Archive

In the Kitchen: A Guide to Herbs
In the Kitchen: A Guide to Herbs

One of the best parts about summer is the availability of the freshest, seasonal, local ingredients! Salsa tastes best with just-picked, fresh tomatoes, peach pie tastes best with fresh peaches, and blueberry cake tastes best with fresh blueberries. Since not all of us have peach trees & tomato plants growing right outside our door, I love […]

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L&V Summer Reading List
L&V Summer Reading List

Summertime means it’s reading time!  Whether you’re by the pool, at the lake, or just enjoying the view from your own backyard- we think a good book is the perfect companion for days when relaxing is key.  Here are a few books that are on our own “To Read” list this summer: A book to […]

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DIY Campfire S’more Kits
DIY Campfire S’more Kits

The only thing that can rival a hot summer day is a cool summer night, right?  From the heat of the sun to the heat of a bonfire, summer nights give us more time to spend outdoors during the longest days of the year. One of my favorite things about these evenings is the s’mores! Not […]

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It’s Always Tea Time
It’s Always Tea Time

Most people either have a strong love of coffee or a strong love of tea, but I’ve always loved both! If someone really twisted my arm though, I would have to say tea is my favorite. Hot or iced, you can’t go wrong with a cup of tea. I like trying all different types, but […]

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Happy 4th of July
Happy 4th of July

Friends, I just wanted to take a moment to wish you a very happy 4th of July weekend! The 4th is actually Mak’s favorite holiday and his mother is coming to visit. We will be enjoying the festivities and fireworks in downtown Pittsburgh for the first time since moving here! I drew this cozy, little design in […]

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FREE July Desktop Wallpaper
FREE July Desktop Wallpaper

Happy July 1st, friends! I hope your summer is amazing so far. This month’s FREE desktop was inspired by pineapples, palm leaves, and all things colorful. I’m a bit sad I won’t be visiting any tropical locations anytime soon, so I settled for dreaming of paradise while drawing this design. For those of us stuck looking […]

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