January 2017 - Lily & Val Living

January 2017 Archive

DIY Room & Sheet Spray
DIY Room & Sheet Spray

It seems we spend the most time indoors in the month of January.  Wind chills, freezing temperatures, and flurries of snow advise us to stay in and cozy up by the fire.  Winter weather makes for the perfect excuse to stay in your PJs and let your slippers keep you warm! It’s easy to feel […]

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How to Make Candied Rose Petals
How to Make Candied Rose Petals

Here at Lily & Val, we’re all about taking something simple (like a cupcake) and doing something small to elevate it. I present your new favorite way to top anything – candied rose petals. Cupcakes have a special place in my heart. Not because I’m good at making them – definitely not – but because […]

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Pretty Ordinary Friday #36
Pretty Ordinary Friday #36

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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Crafting Your Keepsake Kitchen Diary
Crafting Your Keepsake Kitchen Diary

The Lily & Val team carved out a special day of creative messiness (and snackiness!) to spend together. The occasion? Filling our Keepsake Kitchen Diaries with our very favorite recipes! We’ve heard many times from various fans that they are afraid of messing up their recipe spreads – and reluctant to begin recording in the […]

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DIY Cork Clock
DIY Cork Clock

I’m always up for new office decor, especially when it involves some DIY.  On my daily Pinterest scrolls, I’ve been seeing a lot of cool DIYs involving cork and cork boards- so I thought it was time to try it myself! This DIY cork clock is such a fun accessory to add to your desk, […]

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Make Your Own DIY Copper Garment Rack
Make Your Own DIY Copper Garment Rack

It’s hard to miss how present garment racks are lately on Instagram and Pinterest. Sure, the copper and wood combinations are pretty to look at, but there’s good reason they’re so popular – they’re also functional. This copper garment rack is a surprisingly easy DIY and can be the perfect shake up for your winter wardrobe […]

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Pretty Ordinary Friday #35
Pretty Ordinary Friday #35

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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Cozy Essentials
Cozy Essentials

Winter gives me the chills – literally and figuratively! Although the Lily & Val headquarters is comfy as comfy can be, I would show up in a faux fur robe every single day if they let me (but really can I, Val?). With our hand-drawn chalk print as inspiration, I’ve compiled a list of the Cozy […]

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In the Kitchen: Creamy Cauliflower Detox Soup
In the Kitchen: Creamy Cauliflower Detox Soup

One resolution on my list this year is to eat meals that make me feel my best.  A book that has been crucial in this change is called “Go With Your Gut” by Robyn Youkilis.  Robyn provides delicious, healthy recipes but also information about diet that I have never heard before.  I really enjoy this book […]

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How to Make Your Own Coffee Bar
How to Make Your Own Coffee Bar

I’m a big fan of creating experiences that make the simple things feel special. It’s one of our core values at Lily & Val – treasuring the simple things in life. For me, coffee has become a simple ritual that can truly make my morning. It wakes me up and starts my day, so it’s […]

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