January 2016 - Lily & Val Living

January 2016 Archive

Valentine’s DIY – A Year of Dates
Valentine’s DIY – A Year of Dates

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we wanted to come up with a DIY gift idea that would keep on giving!  A year of dates is a great customized gift to give to your significant other, and one that you both can enjoy long after February 14th has come and gone. Year of Dates You Will Need: […]

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Chalk Art Behind The Scenes: Bless This Home
Chalk Art Behind The Scenes: Bless This Home

Today we released this brand new print on lilyandval.com, and I thought I would share a little behind-the-scenes peek into the process and the inspiration behind it! I’ve always been a bit of a homebody (which is why I created this), but it is especially true during the winter months. Snow days curled at home are one of […]

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Inspiration for your Inspiration Boards
Inspiration for your Inspiration Boards

My home office could definitely use more style.  Right now it does the job, but I need to add a bit more personality to make it feel more like me.  Whenever I go to Pinterest for office inspiration (which is a lot), I notice amazing spaces that all showcase the same thing: an inspiration board. […]

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National Popcorn Day: Popcorn 3 Ways
National Popcorn Day: Popcorn 3 Ways

Happy National Popcorn day!  We just had to celebrate this day because popcorn is a beloved snack that fits any occasion!  Today we’re sharing three different ways you can add some extra flavor to your next batch of popcorn. Margarita Popcorn: Salt + Lime 1 bag of lightly buttered popcorn Juice from 1/2 a lime […]

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In the Kitchen – Colorful Orzo Salad
In the Kitchen – Colorful Orzo Salad

It seems that this time of year, everyone has hit the reset button on their diets and workout regimens, looking for healthier dishes to enjoy.  This orzo salad is so delicious and light, you won’t feel like you’re missing out one bit. The first time I tried this recipe, my friend Bonnie made it and […]

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A Guide to Chalk – What Brands to Use & When
A Guide to Chalk – What Brands to Use & When

One of my most frequently asked questions is about chalk and the brands that I use. From good old-fashioned chalk to chalk markers, I’ve tried many different products, and I’m excited to share my favorites. These products will give you some great options that will fit an array of circumstances and lend themselves to various effects. I […]

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Stationery Academy 2016 Session
Stationery Academy 2016 Session

Friends, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to speak at Stationery Academy 2016 Session this March 6-9 in Pensacola, Florida! Stationery Academy is a 3 day, all-inclusive workshop specifically for makers, artists, and designers. One of my favorite parts about this conference is how specific it is to the needs of entrepreneurs who create private […]

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L&V Winter Reading List
L&V Winter Reading List

The holidays are over, the new year has begun and if you are hoping to read more in 2016, we’ve come up with a few great selections to add to your list! The Orphan Train: “Foster teen Molly is performing community-service work for elderly widow Vivian, and as they go through Vivian’s cluttered attic, they discover that […]

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January Happy Mail Idea + Giveaway
January Happy Mail Idea + Giveaway

One of the reasons I loved the whole “Back to School” season was picking out all new supplies.  New pencils, folders, fun notebooks- they made it much more exciting to start the school year!  As an adult, the start to a new year brings back those same feelings since new pens and planners give me […]

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January’s FREE Desktop & iPhone Wallpaper
January’s FREE Desktop & iPhone Wallpaper

Happy New Year, friends! Although I am sad to see the holiday season come to an end, truth be told, I love the month of January. Getting back into a regular routine, cracking open a new planner, feeling refreshed, making plans and goals- it makes me so happy! For this month’s hand lettered FREE desktop & iphone […]

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