December 2016 - Lily & Val Living

December 2016 Archive

2016 Year In Review
2016 Year In Review

Happy New Year’s Eve, my friends! I absolutely love the start of each new year. Everything feels refreshed and full of newfound hope. I crave that. I also love how a fresh start causes us to pause and reflect. If you’re like me, 2016 went by in a blur! As I sit to write this […]

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New Year’s Eve In: 3 Ideas for Celebrating Simply
New Year’s Eve In: 3 Ideas for Celebrating Simply

Staying in is the new going out. We feel this so hard at Lily & Val that we have a print about it. But, since we’re people who still value celebrating things, we can’t let staying in on New Year’s Eve happen without a bit of fanfare. As a professional procrastinator (a pro-crastinator), I’m big […]

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2016 Lily & Val Company Holiday Party
2016 Lily & Val Company Holiday Party

I can’t stop smiling when I think about this year’s Lily & Val company holiday party held at PointBreezway, the cutest and most charming little venue in Pittsburgh. It was the perfect, cozy setting for our intimate gathering. I think what makes this party so surreal is that just one year ago, Lily & Val […]

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Last Minute Gift Idea: Creamy Hot Chocolate Mix
Last Minute Gift Idea: Creamy Hot Chocolate Mix

If you’ve waited until today to figure out a gift for that coworker, new friend or great aunt, look no further! We’ve got you covered. This easy and unbelievably creamy hot chocolate mix was gifted last minute to my great aunt on a previous Christmas and she loved it. This recipe is special to me (it’s definitely in my […]

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In the Kitchen: Peppermint Bark
In the Kitchen: Peppermint Bark

This is one of my favorite times of year to be in the kitchen.  The flavors, the smells- so many are tied to a memory, and that’s one of many reasons I love baking up Christmas treats!  Anything with peppermint immediately takes me to the magic of the holiday season. Our peppermint bark recipe print […]

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Brown Paper Packages – Christmas Wrap Ideas
Brown Paper Packages – Christmas Wrap Ideas

Ribbons, bows and gift tags – oh my!  It’s gift wrapping time and I could not be more excited!  Just like the song- and our new print– says “brown paper packages tied up with string, these are a few of my favorite things.”  That’s especially true for me!  I’ve always loved taking simple kraft paper […]

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DIY Hot Cocoa Bar Chalkboard Sign
DIY Hot Cocoa Bar Chalkboard Sign

I’m pretty sure my favorite type of bar is a hot cocoa bar! Every year,  I transform the coffee station in my kitchen into a hot cocoa bar for the holidays and winter months.  So, for my chalk lettering friends, I have a fun chalk art DIY for you!  This sign is a great way […]

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FREE Christmas iPhone Wallpaper
FREE Christmas iPhone Wallpaper

I couldn’t resist sharing another download with you guys this month! It is the season of giving, after all… and the season of cookies, eggnog, gingerbread, and sweets that I can’t seem to resist! So,  I’m telling myself that “Christmas calories don’t count.”  Decorate your phone with this little design for the next couple weeks and […]

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Starbucks Red Cup Art
Starbucks Red Cup Art

I absolutely love working with my friends at Starbucks! Last year, I had the privilege of creating chalk art lettering for their Holiday Flat White campaign.  This year, I had the opportunity to put my creative spin on a Starbucks blank red holiday cup! For one day only, Saturday, December 17th, Starbucks stores are bringing […]

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Pretty Ordinary Friday #32
Pretty Ordinary Friday #32

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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