April 2016 - Lily & Val Living

April 2016 Archive

Pretty Ordinary Friday #2
Pretty Ordinary Friday #2

Welcome to our second week of this series! For the Pretty Ordinary series, we’re documenting snapshots of our week that may not be the prettiest or the most interesting, but we enjoyed each instance and want to remember them! These are the behind-the-scenes, in-between moments – the small peeks that would otherwise be forgotten. Join us as […]

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Mother’s Day Planter Gift – Free Download
Mother’s Day Planter Gift – Free Download

Every mom could use something green and fresh on Mother’s Day!  Whether it’s something for her garden or something for the kitchen, give her a small gift she is sure to love! No need for wrapping or ribbons, just download our free, chalkboard Mother’s Day gift tags and your plants will be gift-ready! You will […]

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Pretty Ordinary Friday #1
Pretty Ordinary Friday #1

Today we’re starting a new blog series called Pretty Ordinary Friday! Most of our days consist of making pretty things- products, blog posts, styled photos, and Instagrams!  We love creating these things with the hope of inspiring, uplifting, and sparking creativity, but during the course of our week, there’s more we want to share with you! […]

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How-To: Pressing + Framing Flowers
How-To: Pressing + Framing Flowers

Maybe it’s all the beautiful bouquets we see in the market, or maybe it’s because Earth Day is tomorrow- we’re finding so many fun ways to enjoy Spring’s fresh blossoms! This week we showed you 5 new vase ideas from recycled objects and today we’re excited to give you this DIY for a pressed flower […]

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Five New Vase & Planter Ideas From Recycled Objects
Five New Vase & Planter Ideas From Recycled Objects

It’s not Springtime without fresh flowers and sometimes even the simplest of blooms can be elevated with a unique container to put them in. Because we love finding new uses for everyday items (not to mention Earth Day is this month), we came up with 5 unique, recycled vase and planter ideas for your floral arrangements. […]

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Q&A: Online Chalk Lettering Class
Q&A: Online Chalk Lettering Class

Hi friends! Thank you all so much for your support of my brand new online chalk lettering class offered through Brit + Co. It means a lot to me! I have been receiving a few questions about the class and decided to put together this little Q&A post to answer them. Q: When is your online […]

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DIY: Thrift Store Finds Upcycled Into Unique Chalkboards
DIY: Thrift Store Finds Upcycled Into Unique Chalkboards

It comes as no surprise that we love chalkboards.  They are  functional and add a special character to any space.  Not only that, they come in handy for so many occasions, and can be made out of virtually anything!  We found some unique objects from the thrift store and transformed them into a few fun, unique […]

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Lily & Val In Martha Stewart Living
Lily & Val In Martha Stewart Living

In 2012 when I started a quirky little Etsy shop, I never imagined it would lead to a career creating art and doing what I love.  I certainly wouldn’t have believed you if you told me that career would lead to writing a book. Once more, I never would have imagined that book leading to […]

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Meet Maureen – L&V Wholesale Sales Manager
Meet Maureen – L&V Wholesale Sales Manager

Guys, the Lily & Val team is GROWING and I couldn’t be more thrilled. Today, I want to introduce you to Maureen. She is joining our team as Wholesale Sales Manager. I cannot wait for our wonderful wholesale customers to meet her! Welcome, Maureen! A little about me:  I believe in doing what you love […]

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April Happy Mail Idea- National Letter Writing Month
April Happy Mail Idea- National Letter Writing Month

 Happy National Letter Writing month! We are excited to be celebrating with our April Happy Mail!  Although many of our past Happy Mail ideas have included a little package of lovely things, this month we wanted to keep things simple with heartfelt, handwritten cards, addressed in fun ways. We are always looking for new ideas […]

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