October 2015 - Lily & Val Living

October 2015 Archive

In The Kitchen: Spooky Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie
In The Kitchen: Spooky Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie

We all know that every kids’ focus on Halloween is to get as much candy as they possibly can. I am a candy fiend and sometimes miss the days of carrying a heavy bag of candy bars through my neighborhood. I have to say though, being an adult for this holiday has its perks including the little […]

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Sweater Weather Essentials
Sweater Weather Essentials

The crispness of fall has officially set in! The cool autumn breeze has replaced the warmth of the summer sun, and we’re layering up and settling in for the season. Sweater Weather holds a special place in our hearts and because of this, we created a card in honor of this all-too-short season! Inspired by the spirit […]

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Oh What Fun! Holiday Launch 2015
Oh What Fun! Holiday Launch 2015

It’s here!! I am so pleased to say the 2015 Lily & Val Holiday Collection has launched! It is filled with brand new chalk art designs, illustrated prints and cards, along with some surprises. (Hello, gold foil!) The line is meant to celebrate the mix of rustic and nostalgic with all the sparkle and cheer that […]

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In the Kitchen: Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
In the Kitchen: Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

With Halloween just around the corner, I know there will be plenty of pumpkins carved between now and then!  I’m still brainstorming what my pumpkin will be carved into this year, but I do know what I’ll be doing with what’s inside it!  Roasted pumpkin seeds are a must to make after your pumpkin is […]

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In The Kitchen: Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
In The Kitchen: Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

October is my favorite month. I love everything about it – the changing leaves, cooling temperatures, football, pumpkins, plus it’s my birthday month! Along with my birthday on the 25th, my sister’s birthday is 5 days earlier (today!) and one of my best friends from college celebrates her birthday in October! There’s certainly a lot of […]

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DIY No Sew Football Party Pennant Flags
DIY No Sew Football Party Pennant Flags

On Sunday afternoons, you can usually find me and my family gathered around the TV watching whatever football game is on. To us, that is what Autumn is all about! Relaxing together, eating delicious snacks and enjoying football games makes for a perfect Sunday afternoon! Whether you look forward to Saturdays and college games, or you enjoy Sundays […]

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L&V Fall Reading List
L&V Fall Reading List

As it says on our Fall Books print, “Autumn’s sweet whisper requires a good book and a warm drink,” and we couldn’t agree more!  We’re sharing a few of the books that made it on our “to read” list this season! As for the warm drinks- plenty of Pumpkin Spice Lattes! To get the creative […]

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Four New Ways to Decorate a Pumpkin
Four New Ways to Decorate a Pumpkin

When it comes to pumpkins, I’m less of a carver and more of a decorator. Decorating requires less time and opens up tons of creative options! The fun ideas in this post can be used outside your front door or in your home for tablescape decor. I love mixing and matching pumpkin designs. Although they are different, when put […]

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Fall Chalkboard & Gourd Centerpiece
Fall Chalkboard & Gourd Centerpiece

Fall is in full swing at the McKeehan residence. Every year, I look forward to the Saturday when we purchase pumpkins and gourds to decorate with. It has become quite a tradition! I have a soft spot in particular for all the adorable mini pumpkins and gourds. This year, I used a combination of orange and […]

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L&V Happy Mail Idea – Fall Favorites
L&V Happy Mail Idea – Fall Favorites

The best thing about sending happy mail is that it can celebrate anything the recipient is fond of- traveling, scrapbooking, or even a whole box dedicated to chocolate!  One thing we love at Lily & Val (if you haven’t noticed) is the fall season. We adore Fall so much that we even have a note card listing some […]

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