Emily Kleinhans, Author at Lily & Val Living

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Mini Strawberry Heart Pies : In the Kitchen
Mini Strawberry Heart Pies : In the Kitchen

It’s always the mini, pint-sized, small bite treats that steal my heart the fastest!  They’re easy to gift, fun to make- and you never worry about sharing.  These mini strawberry heart pies are adorable and so delicious, I couldn’t just have one!  Valentine’s Day might be over, but we’re sharing hearts and lots of love […]

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Beat the Winter Blues with a Bold Lip
Beat the Winter Blues with a Bold Lip

Winter has yet to let up, and I’m usually found fighting off the Winter Blues around February.  It seems like the sun has been covered by clouds all month and bitter winds keep me indoors with a blanket. While I’m not complaining about those cozy days in, I’m ready to see the first signs of […]

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DIY Galentine’s Makeup Candy Gift + Free Download
DIY Galentine’s Makeup Candy Gift + Free Download

Before Valentine’s Day comes Galentine’s Day, a day to get girly and give out some love to your gal pals. Scrolling through all the amazing Galentine’s-themed parties and treats on Pinterest brings inspiration for making February 13th the day for your girlfriends!  Because we couldn’t help ourselves, we’ve come up with some super sweet treats you […]

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February Happy Mail Idea – BFF Box
February Happy Mail Idea – BFF Box

Although Valentine’s Day takes place on February 14th, we like celebrating the holiday all month long!  It’s the perfect excuse to remind your friends and special someones how much you care.  Sending cards, leaving sweet treats or good ol’ DIY pink and red crafts are easy ways to spread love and get a little bit […]

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DIY Room & Sheet Spray
DIY Room & Sheet Spray

It seems we spend the most time indoors in the month of January.  Wind chills, freezing temperatures, and flurries of snow advise us to stay in and cozy up by the fire.  Winter weather makes for the perfect excuse to stay in your PJs and let your slippers keep you warm! It’s easy to feel […]

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DIY Cork Clock
DIY Cork Clock

I’m always up for new office decor, especially when it involves some DIY.  On my daily Pinterest scrolls, I’ve been seeing a lot of cool DIYs involving cork and cork boards- so I thought it was time to try it myself! This DIY cork clock is such a fun accessory to add to your desk, […]

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In the Kitchen: Creamy Cauliflower Detox Soup
In the Kitchen: Creamy Cauliflower Detox Soup

One resolution on my list this year is to eat meals that make me feel my best.  A book that has been crucial in this change is called “Go With Your Gut” by Robyn Youkilis.  Robyn provides delicious, healthy recipes but also information about diet that I have never heard before.  I really enjoy this book […]

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6 Tips for Starting a New Hobby & Sticking With It
6 Tips for Starting a New Hobby & Sticking With It

Like most people, we take time in January to reflect on our previous year and also consider how to live well in the one to come.  Taking up a new activity or sport can top the lists of things to accomplish in a new year and the challenge can be incredibly rewarding. At the same time, […]

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January Happy Mail Idea: A Cozy 2017
January Happy Mail Idea: A Cozy 2017

For the Lily & Val team, the beginning of 2017 is all about ‘hygge.’  If you haven’t heard of it, check out our desktop download for January and you’ll see why we’re so excited about it!  Before ‘hygge’ hit the scene, we were craving some downtime and looking forward to a restful January that revelled […]

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In the Kitchen: Peppermint Bark
In the Kitchen: Peppermint Bark

This is one of my favorite times of year to be in the kitchen.  The flavors, the smells- so many are tied to a memory, and that’s one of many reasons I love baking up Christmas treats!  Anything with peppermint immediately takes me to the magic of the holiday season. Our peppermint bark recipe print […]

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