Emily Kleinhans, Author at Lily & Val Living - Page 2 of 15

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Brown Paper Packages – Christmas Wrap Ideas
Brown Paper Packages – Christmas Wrap Ideas

Ribbons, bows and gift tags – oh my!  It’s gift wrapping time and I could not be more excited!  Just like the song- and our new print– says “brown paper packages tied up with string, these are a few of my favorite things.”  That’s especially true for me!  I’ve always loved taking simple kraft paper […]

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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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December Happy Mail Idea – Holiday Party Glam Bag
December Happy Mail Idea – Holiday Party Glam Bag

The beginning of a new month means it’s Happy Mail time!  We get so excited about coming up with new and unique snail mail ideas to share- and this month is no different!  ‘Tis the season for peace, joy and holiday parties!  With the help of one of our newest additions to Lily & Val, we […]

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How to write a ‘Thank You’ note
How to write a ‘Thank You’ note

Although the holiday of gratitude has passed, the reasons to be thankful have not, and especially during this season of giving, we want to take those reasons and send some love! We’re sharing a few simple, thoughtful tips on how to write a great ‘thank you’ note. Say more than “thank you” Sometimes it’s easy […]

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In the Kitchen: Grandma’s Mashed Potatoes
In the Kitchen: Grandma’s Mashed Potatoes

Every year it seems our family holiday get-togethers change- whether it’s the location, the people or whether we celebrate on the actual holiday.  I look forward to this time of year but prepare myself for the new environments or traditions that my fast-growing family produces.  The one thing I can count on every holiday is a familiar […]

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Kitchen Diary Stories – Kari
Kitchen Diary Stories – Kari

With so many Keepsake Kitchen Diaries finding their way into the homes of our customers, we love to see them cherished and filled with your family recipes. Even more, we love hearing your special memories, moments, and the stories behind the dishes you hold dear. Kari is an amazing Watercolor artist who poured her talent into […]

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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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November Happy Mail Idea – Love & Hot Cocoa
November Happy Mail Idea – Love & Hot Cocoa

Halloween is over, Fall is in full swing, the holiday season is about to begin- what could be better?  We are so happy to begin a new month and to be sharing November’s Happy Mail idea! Even though we’re delighting in warmer temps now, we know hot cocoa weather is just around the corner!  This […]

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In the Kitchen: Caramel Apple Dips
In the Kitchen: Caramel Apple Dips

Happy Halloween, everyone!  We’re looking forward to an evening of opening our doors to adorably dressed kiddos tonight!  For those of you hosting trick-or-treaters or anyone who just wants a sweet treat this evening, we’re sharing one delicious caramel dip recipe with some extra fun mix-ins! We discovered this amazing caramel dip recipe from So Festive […]

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DIY Framed Metallic Leaf Wall Art
DIY Framed Metallic Leaf Wall Art

Last week I drove from Indiana to Pennsylvania to meet the new L&V team members, and it was the most beautiful drive ever!  It seems like overnight, the Midwest became saturated with orange, yellow and red trees.  This is such an amazing time of year to take a drive, take a walk, and appreciate all […]

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