March 2018 Archive

April’s Spring Floral FREE Desktop Wallpaper Download
April’s Spring Floral FREE Desktop Wallpaper Download

Hello, April! For this month’s desktop download I could not resist adding some handwriting to one of the beautiful floral images from a recent L&V shoot! Flowers are always a good idea, right?! We’re not feeling any Spring in Pittsburgh yet, so the quote was especially fitting and making us excited for warmer temps. Even […]

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Lily & Val Loves #3- Here Comes the Sun Yellows and Golds
Lily & Val Loves #3- Here Comes the Sun Yellows and Golds

For this edition of Lily & Val Loves, we are collecting some of our favorite yellow and gold items in honor of all the sunshine we anticipate now that spring is on its way. From dainty necklaces to beautiful handmade items, these selections are great examples of mixing textures and materials with a sunny disposition. […]

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Happy Birthday, Mister Rogers – FREE Download
Happy Birthday, Mister Rogers – FREE Download

Friends, I have an embarrassing confession to make… Like so many, I grew up with Mister Rogers in my home on a daily basis. Also, being from Pittsburgh, he’s one of our proudest hometown heroes and a beloved icon. So naturally, I was ecstatic to hear the news about a movie being made and Tom Hanks […]

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Basil Pesto Recipe Crafted In The Keepsake Kitchen Diary
Basil Pesto Recipe Crafted In The Keepsake Kitchen Diary

I love coming up with my own recipes. The downside of that is when people say “can I have the recipe?” or when my husband requests a dish I made so long ago I don’t remember what was in it. Keeping track of creations in my Keepsake Kitchen Diary solves this problem for me. Even […]

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Lily & Val Presents: Pretty Ordinary Friday #91
Lily & Val Presents: Pretty Ordinary Friday #91

For this week’s Pretty Ordinary Friday #91, we’re documenting snapshots of our month. 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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In The Kitchen: A Spin On Classic Basil Pesto
In The Kitchen: A Spin On Classic Basil Pesto

Green foods are good for you, and good for St. Patty’s day…well any day! I love coming up with recipes. A few years ago, after growing an abundance of basil, I decided to whip up my own spin on the classic, versatile pesto. For this recipe, you can use more than just the basil leaves. […]

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How To Decorate Your Home With The Color Green
How To Decorate Your Home With The Color Green

I change colors so frequently in our home…maybe too frequently. I love having a reason to play with a new shade. Every year around St. Patrick’s day I get to use one of my favorite color families, GREEN! There are so many shades of green, and they don’t all play well together, but if you […]

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Behind The Scenes: The Making of The Spring Flora Collection
Behind The Scenes: The Making of The Spring Flora Collection

Last week we launched the Lily & Val Spring Flora Collection and since this particular release was different than any we’ve ever done before, I thought I’d share a little behind-the-scenes o the making of the Spring Flora Collection! What made these pieces so different was the addition of a colored chalkboard background! I had […]

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Meet The Flora Collection – Lily & Val Spring 2018
Meet The Flora Collection – Lily & Val Spring 2018

Friends, today is an exciting day because we released the Lily & Val Flora Collection and I can finally share what I’ve been working on…keep reading for all the details of this new collection filled with flowers, blooms and whimsical botanicals! The big news: I am so excited to introduce three chalkboard designs with colored […]

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Lily and Val Loves #2- Favorite Green Goodness
Lily and Val Loves #2- Favorite Green Goodness

In honor of St. Patrick’s day and all of the spring newness we anticipate, we are featuring some of our favorite green products. Green is a versatile color. There are so many shades to play with, but they don’t all play nicely together. Everyone has there favorite shade of green and there are great products […]

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