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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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Free Chalk Art Thanksgiving Leftover Labels
Free Chalk Art Thanksgiving Leftover Labels

What’s better than Thanksgiving dinner? Answer: Thanksgiving Leftovers! Your Thanksgiving guests will feel extra special leaving with leftovers wrapped with a pretty touch. I always love working with World Label to bring you fun, FREE downloads! This set might be one of my favorites. It includes “thankful for leftover” seals, 2.5 inch rounds to mark […]

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DIY Raw Cotton Fall Wreath
DIY Raw Cotton Fall Wreath

I just love decorating for Fall! Getting my pumpkins and fall items can be as exciting to me as decorating for Christmas! This year, I’ve been using a lot of raw cotton in my Fall decor because I think it is so beautiful, rustic and cozy. I even drew this design inspired by my love […]

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Faux Real Floral Design Part 4: Unique Vessel Arrangement
Faux Real Floral Design Part 4: Unique Vessel Arrangement

Hello Lovelies!  Welcome to Part 4 of our Faux Real Flower Arranging series!  Because I always use florals in my work event/photo styling, I love using faux flowers and greens to help the sets last longer and save on cost. I  am so pleased to be sharing some of my favorite floral arranging tricks with you […]

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Lily & Val’s Picks: Best Fall-Scented Candles
Lily & Val’s Picks: Best Fall-Scented Candles

Nothing gets us in the mood for Fall more than deliciously-smelling seasonal candles!  This is the time of year when the weather hasn’t quite caught up to our hearts, but candles transform these summery days to the beginning of Autumn. If you’re looking for a few candles to add to your Fall collection, check out our […]

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