May 2017 - Lily & Val Living

May 2017 Archive

Chalk Lettering Tool Kit: Winner of the Best New Product Award At National Stationery Show
Chalk Lettering Tool Kit: Winner of the Best New Product Award At National Stationery Show

Friends, today is my first day back in the office after an exciting week spent in New York and it still hasn’t quite sunk in that the Chalk Lettering Tool Kit was the winner of the best new product award at National Stationery Show! It won TWO awards including overall “best of show” and best […]

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Make Your Own DIY S’mores Bar for Summer!
Make Your Own DIY S’mores Bar for Summer!

Can you believe it’s already almost June? I just got done thinking it was still March. Oh well – June means summer (even if it won’t officially be summer quite yet) and summer for me means s’mores. To get you in the bonfire spirit, we created this adorable DIY s’mores bar to help you celebrate […]

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Lily & Val Presents: Pretty Ordinary Friday #53 – NYC Edition
Lily & Val Presents: Pretty Ordinary Friday #53 – NYC Edition

For this week’s Pretty Ordinary Friday #53 – NYC Edition, 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 […]

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Two Lessons Learned Away From Instagram
Two Lessons Learned Away From Instagram

Oh hey there, friend! I’m not sure how you’ve joined me, but thank you for being here. I know this space is usually a place of pretty letters and fun recipes & projects, but I’ve had it on my heart to talk about something a bit deeper and share two lessons that came out of […]

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Lily & Val Presents: Pretty Ordinary Friday #52
Lily & Val Presents: Pretty Ordinary Friday #52

For this week’s Pretty Ordinary Friday #52, 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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Preserved Lemons – Keepsake Kitchen Diary Recipe
Preserved Lemons – Keepsake Kitchen Diary Recipe

This recipe spread Valerie crafted is my very favorite page that can be found in her own Keepsake Kitchen Diary. What really made it special was the way in which she created it – humming a little and with a concentrated look, anyone could see that Valerie was creating without a plan. The page ended up being […]

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How to Make a DIY Camera Strap – Two Ways!
How to Make a DIY Camera Strap – Two Ways!

 I love photography, of course, but one of my favorite kinds is travel photography (isn’t travel grand? We love it here at L&V). It lets me bring home all the memories I make somewhere else. And actually, I just got back from a week-long trip to London (!!) and wanted to share a DIY camera […]

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Lily & Val Presents: Pretty Ordinary Friday #51
Lily & Val Presents: Pretty Ordinary Friday #51

3 For this week’s Pretty Ordinary Friday #51, 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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May Happy Mail Idea: Birthday Fun
May Happy Mail Idea: Birthday Fun

May just so happens to be my birthday month and I couldn’t resist bringing all of you into the celebration! This month’s happy mail idea will bring a big smile to anyone lucky enough to have it sent to them, birthday or not. The Card The Lily & Val team just released this hand-drawn birthday […]

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How To Ice A Cake Like A Pro
How To Ice A Cake Like A Pro

Hello, Darlings! It’s been a while since I have checked in here on the blog, and I’m happy to be showing you all something I love to do! Making a pretty cake can seem intimidating…layering, icing, decorating. But these simple steps are the most basic elements to making a lovely multi-layer cake. Have Fun! 10First, […]

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