April 2017 - Lily & Val Living

April 2017 Archive

My Top 3 Tips For Writing More Letters
My Top 3 Tips For Writing More Letters

If you’ve been following along with us on social media,  emails, or visited the Lily & Val Flagship Store, you will notice we’ve been celebrating National Letter Writing Month throughout the month of April! Sending thoughtful letters and notes of encouragement is something we hold dear as a company and something I’ve tried to incorporate […]

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Bike Date: How to Plan a Picnic on the Go
Bike Date: How to Plan a Picnic on the Go

It’s no secret we love a picnic around here. In fact, there’s a whole series on the blog called “The Art of the Picnic” and it’s pretty great. And since spring is the perfect season for both picnics and bike dates, I thought I’d share my ideas on how to plan a picnic on the […]

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Lily & Val Presents: Pretty Ordinary Friday #49
Lily & Val Presents: Pretty Ordinary Friday #49

For this week’s Pretty Ordinary Friday #49, 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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How to Make Sparkling Iced Tea (3 Flavors!)
How to Make Sparkling Iced Tea (3 Flavors!)

One of my very favorite things on our Lily & Val Spring Favorites list – something I enjoy every week – is iced tea! I wanted to put a twist to the classic, though, and try making sparkling iced tea with loose leaves from a local tea shop. The result is not only delicious, but […]

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A Roundup Of Favorite Recycle Themed Posts for Earth Day
A Roundup Of Favorite Recycle Themed Posts for Earth Day

In honor of today, I thought I would share a roundup of favorite recycle themed posts for Earth Day! I am a lover of the old, imperfect, and worn. Giving something old a new life is so gratifying in more ways than one. Click any of the photos to be taken to the corresponding post. […]

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Make These Easy Cupcake Toppers 3 Ways
Make These Easy Cupcake Toppers 3 Ways

As much as I like to eat cupcakes, I realized early in life that I’m not good at all at decorating them. I don’t know how to use a pastry bag, I can’t pipe anything, and until this year I had never made a buttercream before. That’s why I thought trying out three easy cupcake […]

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Lily & Val Presents: Pretty Ordinary Friday #48
Lily & Val Presents: Pretty Ordinary Friday #48

For this week’s Pretty Ordinary Friday #48, 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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Zippered Pouch – L&V Team Favorites!
Zippered Pouch – L&V Team Favorites!

Our little team is tight-knit, but our personalities definitely sing different tunes! That’s why we decided to share with you our own personal favorite zippered pouch picks from the many Lily & Val designs. Take a look and see why we love what we love – and maybe grab a little inspiration for that hard-to-buy-for pal of […]

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Spring Desk Refresh – 5 Tips to Reorganize
Spring Desk Refresh – 5 Tips to Reorganize

After working hard through the winter, I like to take a nice warm afternoon to open the windows, let a breeze waft in, and reorganize my desk. Anyone else do this? I’m by no means a Type A person but I do find a little reorganization clears my mind and helps the creativity flow more […]

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Make a Minimal Memory Keeper
Make a Minimal Memory Keeper

It’s been a busy couple of months around here at Lily & Val! We’ve had two amazing workshops, released a new spring collection, and we’re getting ready for the National Stationery Show! With so much going on, it’s important to stop and keep track of the little moments so you don’t forget what makes life […]

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