December 2017 Archive

2017 Year in Review
2017 Year in Review

Happy almost New Year, my friends! A few days ago, I read an article on how to effectively reflect on the past year and use it to propel you forward. One of the suggestions was to name your year. I typically do this at the start of a new year (I already have my word […]

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Lily & Val Presents: Pretty Ordinary Friday #81
Lily & Val Presents: Pretty Ordinary Friday #81

For this week’s Pretty Ordinary Friday #81, 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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Russian Tea Cookie Recipe Crafted In The Keepsake Kitchen Diary
Russian Tea Cookie Recipe Crafted In The Keepsake Kitchen Diary

Russian Tea Cookies are also something you will find on every wedding cookie table, and if you are from the Pittsburgh Area or Ohio Valley you know how fantastic these cookie tables can be! Cookie tables at weddings are one of my favorite traditions because, like at the Holidays, you get sample all kinds of […]

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In The Kitchen: How To Make Russian Tea Cookies
In The Kitchen: How To Make Russian Tea Cookies

Hello fellow “last minute holiday preppers still pulling off the hap-hap-happiest Christmas”! The countdown is on and the holidays are in full swing! It’s time to finish making those cookies and wrapping those presents…and I have a super simple and traditional Christmas cookie recipe to share with you. Growing up, these little “snowy” treats were […]

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Cookies & Milk for Santa Digital Download Sign
Cookies & Milk for Santa Digital Download Sign

We are exactly one week away from Christmas! Although the deadline for Christmas shipping has passed on lilyandval.com, we have a last-minute, cute idea for you to bring a touch of playful whimsy to your holiday…a Cookies & Milk for Santa Digital Download Sign! A Cute & Fun Tradition: Greet the Big Guy with what […]

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Lily & Val Presents: Pretty Ordinary Friday #80
Lily & Val Presents: Pretty Ordinary Friday #80

For this week’s Pretty Ordinary Friday #80, 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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Lily & Val Gift Guide: The Artsy One
Lily & Val Gift Guide: The Artsy One

Creatives come in all shapes, sizes, and specialties. Help inspire them with some beautiful and useful items! Whether its a beautiful bit of inspiration to surround themselves with like the Van Gogh Quote Print or a beautiful handmade leather utensil roll to make being creative a bit neater, every artsy person will appreciate these well-designed […]

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Lily & Val Gift Guide: Mama Bear
Lily & Val Gift Guide: Mama Bear

Moms deserve the world! These selections are great for new moms, experienced moms, your mom, or a mom you love. Get her something to make her smile like this funny award ribbon or the “Cool Mom” tote bag. Pamper her with some cute new accessories or these amazing natural bath salts. Bundle a couple items […]

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December Happy Mail Idea – Countdown to Christmas Deskpad
December Happy Mail Idea – Countdown to Christmas Deskpad

Once we hit December 1st, doesn’t it seem like the weeks just FLY?! Before we know it, 12.25 will be here. Since the countdown to Christmas is ever-present this time of year, we thought a Happy mail embracing the countdown would be a fun idea! The weeks leading up to Christmas are filled with so many […]

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Lily & Val Gift Guide: Co-Worker
Lily & Val Gift Guide: Co-Worker

Co-worker, teachers, that lady who does your nails…everyone needs a little something! Whether it’s for a secret Santa in the office or just because you’re so very nice, these items range from personal to just plain cute and useful. Show off your gift selecting skills with this unique LIVING air plant necklace or Send a […]

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