July 2018 Archive

Lily & Val Loves- Favorite Items to Welcome Guests
Lily & Val Loves- Favorite Items to Welcome Guests

If you are lucky enough to have a designated guest bedroom, you probably have struggled with making it a cohesive and beautiful place. So much of the time these extra spaces are an afterthought, and if you don’t have frequent visitors, the room has most likely become a catch all for many things. It’s time […]

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How To Decorate Open Kitchen Shelves
How To Decorate Open Kitchen Shelves

We have all seen those perfectly decorated shelves in Pinterest kitchens and magazine bookshelves “mine will never look that good”. The art of setting up an open shelf of any kind is actually pretty simple when you break it down and become intentional about what you choose to set out in your home. These kitchen […]

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Lily & Val Presents: Pretty Ordinary Friday #95
Lily & Val Presents: Pretty Ordinary Friday #95

For this month’s Pretty Ordinary Friday #95, 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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Staycation Surprise Box Launching on Thursday, July 26th
Staycation Surprise Box Launching on Thursday, July 26th

Dear Friends, I think it’s safe to say we could all use a little R&R this summer before the hustle and routines of Fall set in!  As nice as it is to travel and go on vacation, sometimes the best retreats can be right from the comfort of your home! Inspired by the idea of […]

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How to Decorate with A Lavender & Terracotta Color Palette
How to Decorate with A Lavender & Terracotta Color Palette

You have probably noticed that we got into lavender this summer. Obviously we are on team pink here at Lily & Val, but a little lavender is a nice fresh change. Decorating with any color is a delicate balance. When you are using these light pastel shades, it’s important to be careful how you balance […]

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10 Ways To Celebrate National Simplicity Day
10 Ways To Celebrate National Simplicity Day

It seems that every day there is a different national or international holiday. Some don’t appeal to me as much (International Talk Like A Pirate Day?!) as others (National Donut Day), but I still think they are fun! Today, however, really struck me. June 12th is National Simplicity Day. The holiday is observed on this […]

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Lily & Val Loves- Summer Entertaining Favorites
Lily & Val Loves- Summer Entertaining Favorites

Now that we have all prepared our patios and back yards for the 4th of July…why not keep the fun going?! You did all that work, so spend some time outside and have some little get togethers while the summer sun is still shining. These are some of our favorite kitchen and entertaining items for […]

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What I Learned After A 7-Day Social Media Detox
What I Learned After A 7-Day Social Media Detox

  Distracted. I think that is the best word I could have used to describe how I was feeling. I was distracted by the scroll of Instagram and the never-ending supply of beautiful content. I was also distracted by my own drive to produce content, always “on the lookout” for the shareable of my life (or […]

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July’s Summer Pineapple FREE Desktop Download
July’s Summer Pineapple FREE Desktop Download

Happy July, friends!  I hope everyone’s summer is off to a great start! If you haven’t noticed, we’ve had quite the thing for pineapples around here! On my Instagram, I’ve lovingly called them the pumpkins of the summer and I think it’s true! So, it seemed fitting to give you a big dose of sunshine […]

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