August 2016 - Lily & Val Living

August 2016 Archive

Faux Real Floral Design Part 4: Unique Vessel Arrangement
Faux Real Floral Design Part 4: Unique Vessel Arrangement

Hello Lovelies!  Welcome to Part 4 of our Faux Real Flower Arranging series!  Because I always use florals in my work event/photo styling, I love using faux flowers and greens to help the sets last longer and save on cost. I  am so pleased to be sharing some of my favorite floral arranging tricks with you […]

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Lily & Val’s Picks: Best Fall-Scented Candles
Lily & Val’s Picks: Best Fall-Scented Candles

Nothing gets us in the mood for Fall more than deliciously-smelling seasonal candles!  This is the time of year when the weather hasn’t quite caught up to our hearts, but candles transform these summery days to the beginning of Autumn. If you’re looking for a few candles to add to your Fall collection, check out our […]

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Pretty Ordinary Friday #17
Pretty Ordinary Friday #17

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 we use this series to scrapbook the unedited, […]

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5 Simple Ways to Encourage Others
5 Simple Ways to Encourage Others

Encouragement is one of our core values at Lily & Val. Prints and note cards filled with encouraging messages are certainly a key part of what we do, but my goal is that a spirit of encouragement will run even deeper than that in our company. I want our team members and everyone that interacts with our […]

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Chalkboard DIY Desk Calendar
Chalkboard DIY Desk Calendar

We’re all about desk accessories- even better when they’re practical!  This fun little DIY is definitely one that serves a purpose and also adds some style to your office space.  We took our love of chalk art and turned it into a calendar for your desk! What you’ll need: – Two small, plain wooden boxes (with […]

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Lily & Val Is Opening A Brick & Mortar Shop In Pittsburgh, PA
Lily & Val Is Opening A Brick & Mortar Shop In Pittsburgh, PA

There it is! The announcement I have been dying to share: Lily & Val is opening a Flagship Store in my hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania!! It feels so surreal to type those words and even more surreal to see this amazing building with our logo and pink doors. This is happening and I might burst, […]

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Pretty Ordinary Friday #16
Pretty Ordinary Friday #16

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 we use this series to scrapbook the unedited, […]

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Step-By-Step Chalk Lettering Project: Believe In Your Dreams
Step-By-Step Chalk Lettering Project: Believe In Your Dreams

Today I thought I would share a little step-by-step chalkboard art design! I’ve had this quote on my heart lately and wanted to letter it out. “Believe in your dreams. They were given to you for a reason. -Katrina Mayer” I have a big announcement coming on Friday that will explain why this quote has […]

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Summer Cocktail Recipe: Tropical Rum Punch
Summer Cocktail Recipe: Tropical Rum Punch

Even though our 2016 Fall Collection launches tomorrow, there’s still plenty of summer left!  Since we’re not ready to let go of the season quite yet, we think throwing a little party could be just what we need to enjoy the last few weeks of summertime- and a party isn’t complete without the perfect cocktail! […]

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Pretty Ordinary Friday #15
Pretty Ordinary Friday #15

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 we use this series to scrapbook the unedited, […]

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