Emily Cowey, Author at Lily & Val Living

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Lily & Val Gift Guide: Sugar & Extra Spice
Lily & Val Gift Guide: Sugar & Extra Spice

This gift guide is for that special person you know, who has a little sass. When the “girlie” things just doesn’t fit the bill this holiday season, try one of these naughty & nice gift ideas. They are sure to love receiving these unique and unexpected gifts! The tote bag and pencil sets are sure […]

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Lily & Val Gift Guide: Trendy Traveler
Lily & Val Gift Guide: Trendy Traveler

Traveling is my favorite thing to do. This list included some great selections for grounded adventurers and jet-setters alike. In this list, you will find some tried and true travel essential like the Bon Voyage pouch, slouchy beret (for that bad travel hair), and the travel-friendly all natural roll-on perfume. Items to inspire the adventurous […]

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DIY Lamb’s Ear Holiday Trees
DIY Lamb’s Ear Holiday Trees

If you haven’t noticed from all of the Lily & Val Product Photos…I LOVE lamb’s ear! For every season…every color scheme…every style. Ok so maybe that is a bit overboard, but I do love using lamb’s ear in flower arrangements and photo styling! Especially in the winter, I love lamb’s ear as an unexpected greenery. […]

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How To Make A Simple Yarn Wall Hanging
How To Make A Simple Yarn Wall Hanging

Hello Everyone! So, let’s be honest. We all love the revival of macramé and woven design that has been happening for the last few years. There are so many amazing artisans out there making beautiful creations full of texture and complex patterning. The thing that I love most about fiber art is the introduction of […]

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Best-Ever Roasted Chicken – Keepsake Kitchen Diary Recipe
Best-Ever Roasted Chicken – Keepsake Kitchen Diary Recipe

Hello everyone! Those who know me know that I prefer to be inventive in the kitchen. I get bored with recipes easily. However, there are some times you must rely on the experts. I have been a vegetarian since I was 9 (a weird kid, I know) and just don’t like meat personally. What I […]

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How To Ice A Cake Like A Pro
How To Ice A Cake Like A Pro

Hello, Darlings! It’s been a while since I have checked in here on the blog, and I’m happy to be showing you all something I love to do! Making a pretty cake can seem intimidating…layering, icing, decorating. But these simple steps are the most basic elements to making a lovely multi-layer cake. Have Fun! 10First, […]

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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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Faux Real Floral Design Part 3 : Monochromatic End of Summer Arrangement
Faux Real Floral Design Part 3 : Monochromatic End of Summer Arrangement

Hello Lovelies!  Welcome to Part 3 of our Faux Real Flower Arranging series!  I use a lot of real and faux flowers in my work event/photo styling, and I have learned many things along the way. I  am so pleased to be sharing some of my favorite floral arranging tricks with you all. If you […]

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Faux Real Floral Design Part 2 – Real Statement Flower
Faux Real Floral Design Part 2 – Real Statement Flower

Hello Lovelies!  Emily Cowey here! I use a lot of real and faux flowers in my work event/photo styling, and I have learned many things along the way. I  am so pleased to be sharing some of my favorite floral arranging tricks with you all. If you haven’t read our first post in this series, […]

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