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November 2015

Inspiration

6 Tips for Relaxing In The Evening

The holiday season is upon us!  In order to avoid the burn out or stress from all the hustle & bustle, we came up with 6 tips to help you unwind on those evenings you feel like you can’t relax!  This season, which also happens to be the…

At Home

5 Last-Minute Thanksgiving Details

Thanksgiving is next week and the list of to-dos are piling up! We’ve compiled a few sweet, simple details you can incorporate this Thanksgiving in a pinch to make it extra special. Our philosophy is to focus on a few charming details, but not cause more stress…

At Home

How To Host a Cookie Exchange Party

There’s no denying one of the best parts about the holiday season is all the sweets and in particular – cookies! In my opinion, you can never have too may Christmas cookies and hosting a cookie exchange is a fun way to try all…

DIY

DIY Recycled Card Pockets

We’re stepping into that time of year where our mailboxes fill up with holiday wishes from friends and family!  While I love accumulating these cards, the pile grows very quickly and I have a hard time throwing them away at the end of the…

In the Kitchen

In the Kitchen – Hot Artichoke Dip

Last week was a huge week for Lily & Val, with the launch of our new Keepsake Kitchen Diary!  We are so excited that it resonated with so many of you, and we hope to see your Kitchen Diaries put to good use during the…

DIY

DIY Mug Gifts Using PaintedByMe Bake At Home Ceramics

With the biggest gift-giving season of the year right around the corner, I am excited to share ideas today for creating these one-of-a-kind, hand lettered, and heartfelt mug gifts. Not only are they adorable, they were super simple and so much fun to make. PaintedByMe…

Happy Mail Inspiration

L&V Happy Mail Idea – Thanksgiving Baking

Thanksgiving meal necessities: turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce- and plenty of pumpkin pie!  Thanksgiving is a holiday where food is at the center, so we know this month will require lots of time spent in the kitchen!  Our pumpkin pie recipe note…

Desktops Inspiration

FREE November Desktop Wallpaper

Hello, November! During this very special month, the theme of gratitude is ever-present. I wanted to create a design that would serve as a reminder for me to pause and be thankful and I hope you all enjoy it as this month’s FREE hand-lettered desktop wallpaper! Enjoy!…