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Bike Date: How to Plan a Picnic on the Go
Bike Date: How to Plan a Picnic on the Go

It’s no secret we love a picnic around here. In fact, there’s a whole series on the blog called “The Art of the Picnic” and it’s pretty great. And since spring is the perfect season for both picnics and bike dates, I thought I’d share my ideas on how to plan a picnic on the […]

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Spring Desk Refresh – 5 Tips to Reorganize
Spring Desk Refresh – 5 Tips to Reorganize

After working hard through the winter, I like to take a nice warm afternoon to open the windows, let a breeze waft in, and reorganize my desk. Anyone else do this? I’m by no means a Type A person but I do find a little reorganization clears my mind and helps the creativity flow more […]

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Make this Spring Herb Potpourri Two Ways
Make this Spring Herb Potpourri Two Ways

Do you ever get the urge to just bury your face in a handful of fresh basil? No? It’s just me? Well, maybe after you make this fresh spring herb potpourri you will see what I’m talking about. I absolutely love the smell of clean and fresh – like mint, lemons, basil, flowers, and newly […]

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A Dreamy Breakfast in Bed for Your Valentine’s Day
A Dreamy Breakfast in Bed for Your Valentine’s Day

If you’re the type to wake up early (read: before 10 AM), one of the best ways to surprise your person and start the day off the romantic way is to make breakfast in bed. I can only make this work if I tell my boyfriend to sleep in until at least 11 AM – […]

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How to Make Your Own Coffee Bar
How to Make Your Own Coffee Bar

I’m a big fan of creating experiences that make the simple things feel special. It’s one of our core values at Lily & Val – treasuring the simple things in life. For me, coffee has become a simple ritual that can truly make my morning. It wakes me up and starts my day, so it’s […]

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How to Recharge with an At-Home Spa
How to Recharge with an At-Home Spa

In the spirit of “hygge,” which is as fun to say as it looks, I thought I’d kick off January with a few at-home spa remedies to help capture this time of rejuvenation and renewal. The turn of a new year always brings with it new goals and new dreams, so what better way to […]

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New Year’s Eve In: 3 Ideas for Celebrating Simply
New Year’s Eve In: 3 Ideas for Celebrating Simply

Staying in is the new going out. We feel this so hard at Lily & Val that we have a print about it. But, since we’re people who still value celebrating things, we can’t let staying in on New Year’s Eve happen without a bit of fanfare. As a professional procrastinator (a pro-crastinator), I’m big […]

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Gingerbread House Building Party + Cocktail Recipe
Gingerbread House Building Party + Cocktail Recipe

Christmastime is especially magical when you’re a kid- the sparkling lights, glittering snow, the stories of Santa.  Their days are spent cutting paper snowflakes, drawing up lists, and making delicious gingerbread houses! Inspired by our beautiful new “Sweet Holiday Wishes” kraft  gingerbread house print, we thought it was time for the adults to have some fun […]

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Five Ideas for Your Friendsgiving
Five Ideas for Your Friendsgiving

November is flying by so quickly that I don’t know whether to jump in a pile of leaves or start singing Christmas carols (okay, I’ll do both). While Thanksgiving is just around the corner, I don’t want to forget to take the time to celebrate one of my favorite annual traditions: Friendsgiving! I love Friendsgiving […]

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Holiday Stove Top Potpourri
Holiday Stove Top Potpourri

Nostalgia fills the air during the holiday season.  There’s no better place to be than the kitchen on Thanksgiving morning- with turkey roasting and cranberries cooking!  Cinnamon, pine and citrus are some of the quintessential scents that also make Christmastime so memorable! While we love cooking seasonal dishes and lighting those beloved holiday candles, we […]

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