June 2018 Archive

Lily & Val Presents: Pretty Ordinary Friday #94
Lily & Val Presents: Pretty Ordinary Friday #94

For this month’s Pretty Ordinary Friday #93, 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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4 Tips for Decorating With Throw Pillows In Your Bedroom
4 Tips for Decorating With Throw Pillows In Your Bedroom

I am absolutely in love with throw pillows…just ask my husband. I think that’s a pretty standard obsession for those of us of the female variety. Since we started designing throw pillows over here at Lily & Val, we decided it was a good idea to share some throw pillow decorating tips here on the blog… […]

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Learn How to Create Beautiful Modern Flower Embroidery
Learn How to Create Beautiful Modern Flower Embroidery

Friends, today I’m so excited to tell you about my friend Kristen Gula and her brand new book, 200 Embroidered Flowers! You may remember my collaboration with Kristen last year when she turned a Lily & Val design into a beautiful stitched masterpiece. I don’t know about you, but I am in love with the […]

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National Stationery Show 2018 Re-Cap + The Best New Product Award
National Stationery Show 2018 Re-Cap + The Best New Product Award

Hi Friends! It’s been a whirlwind of a few weeks after returning from the 2018 National Stationery Show, and I am now finally able to sit down and share a re-cap of this year’s show! It was a big week in the Big Apple for our little company. This year’s NSS crew included me, Mak and […]

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Free Art Print In Honor of the New Mister Rogers Documentary
Free Art Print In Honor of the New Mister Rogers Documentary

Last week, the new documentary about Mister Rogers, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” came out in theaters and I created this little drawing in honor of it! If you guys remember from this previous download, the legacy of Mister Rogers is something that has been on my mind a lot lately. He was the ultimate […]

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Kitchen Diary Stories – Courtney’s Chicken Facile
Kitchen Diary Stories – Courtney’s Chicken Facile

Friends, we absolutely love hearing your special memories, moments, and the stories behind the dishes you hold dear and how you are commemorating them in your Keepsake Kitchen Diaries. Today I’m so excited to introduce you to Courtney, who is sharing one of her beloved family recipes for Chicken Facile and how she included it […]

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Lily & Val Loves #9- Inviting Outdoor Spaces
Lily & Val Loves #9- Inviting Outdoor Spaces

Summer is here!… we at least unofficially. If your outdoor space is the last thing you think about, but you always swoon over the beautiful patios you see on pinterest and insta, you’re not alone!! There are some small changes and items you can add to your porch, deck, patio, or yard to make the […]

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Lily & Val 2018 Summer Decor Collection is Here
Lily & Val 2018 Summer Decor Collection is Here

Friends, WELCOME to L&V Summer 2018!! I’m so excited to share this release of new prints, canvas, and pillows designed to refresh & brighten your space this summer! Up first, Handmade PILLOWS! We just released three different designs, but each one has multiple color options for you to choose from and coordinate together. I especially […]

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5 Reasons Why We Should Handwrite Our Recipes
5 Reasons Why We Should Handwrite Our Recipes

I am fascinated by handwriting. Not in an analytical what-your-handwriting-style-says-about- you-kind-of-way, but rather in a human connection kind of way. Just like viewing an original painting conjures a connection to the artist, handwriting is connected to the person. You can almost feel it. They held that paper. It’s magical to me! I love handwritten things, but […]

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June’s National Donut Day FREE Desktop Download
June’s National Donut Day FREE Desktop Download

Happy June and Happy National Donut Day, my friends!  June 1st so conveniently corresponds to National Donut Day this year, which means I just HAD to create a donut-themed wallpaper for you! And for the truly donut obsessed, here are a few other items you may be interested in to celebrate today: (P.S. The donut notebook […]

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