March 2017 - Lily & Val Living

March 2017 Archive

Make This Fig and Olive Tapenade
Make This Fig and Olive Tapenade

We’ve been a little in love with all things French lately at Lily & Val if you couldn’t tell – mostly because our new items in the spring collection are inspired by Val’s trip to Provence! And since macarons are a little out of my skill level, we decided to whip up a very Parisian-esque hors d’oeuvre: fig […]

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Lily & Val Presents:  Pretty Ordinary Friday #45
Lily & Val Presents: Pretty Ordinary Friday #45

For this week’s Pretty Ordinary Friday #45, we’re documenting snapshots of our week. While our pictures may not be the prettiest or the most interesting, 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 […]

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Make Your Own Candle, the Easy Way!
Make Your Own Candle, the Easy Way!

Welcome to: how to make your own candle, the simplest way possible! Honestly, it doesn’t take a professional to do this DIY – and most noteworthy, it’s one of those fun, satisfying crafts that (pun alert!) melts away the stress. So grab your favorite empty glass containers and let’s get going! After all, life without […]

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DIY Table Runner Using Natural Dyes
DIY Table Runner Using Natural Dyes

Now that it’s officially spring (!!) we here at Lily & Val thought it was a good time to freshen up a few things around the house. Specifically, the table decor. You may have seen our Easter egg planter – which also makes for an adorable centerpiece – but once Easter’s over, what do you […]

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Lily & Val Presents:  Pretty Ordinary Friday #44
Lily & Val Presents: Pretty Ordinary Friday #44

24 For this week’s Pretty Ordinary Friday #44, we’re documenting snapshots of our week. While our pictures may not be the prettiest or the most interesting, 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 […]

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In the Kitchen: Lavender Chai Latte
In the Kitchen: Lavender Chai Latte

My absolute favorite coffee (ish) drink is a dirty chai latte. It has chai tea, steamed milk and a shot of espresso to help me pretend I’m drinking coffee. Well, after making this lavender chai latte, I think I’ve found a new favorite! It all boils down to an easy-to-make lavender simple syrup. Whip up […]

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How To Make Homemade Rose Simple Syrup
How To Make Homemade Rose Simple Syrup

I’ve had flowers on the brain lately. (Let’s face it, this is nothing new!) But particularly as we near spring, I want to be surrounded with flowers at all times. In this post, I’ll show you how to make homemade rose simple syrup! Once you have the right ingredients, it’s simple to make and hardly takes […]

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Bridal Gift Emergency Kit – for the Big Day
Bridal Gift Emergency Kit – for the Big Day

Finally, a bridal gift emergency kit they can actually use for the Big Day and pack for the honeymoon! We’ve put together a list of items to include in our hand-drawn Lily & Val “Bride” zippered pouch that will keep things rolling on the day she says, “I do!”. Wedding Day Mishaps – Avoided! A few of us […]

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Make This Modern Easter Decor – with Eggs!
Make This Modern Easter Decor – with Eggs!

Can you believe Easter is only a month away? Despite the snow, it feels like winter has flown by in Pittsburgh. I’m ready for spring for sure – so I’ve been looking into different ideas to get my house ready too. I knew I didn’t want to decorate in the traditional way for Easter – pastels […]

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Keepsake Kitchen Diary: Lady Locks with Memaw
Keepsake Kitchen Diary: Lady Locks with Memaw

The Keepsake Kitchen Diary is a book that really gets to the heart of something I find special. I love it so much, I bought four copies to give as Christmas gifts! But if you ask me why I find the Kitchen Diary so special, I’d probably have a hard time pinning that down. My family […]

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