Kristin.Vermilya's Archive

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 a Minimal Memory Keeper
Make a Minimal Memory Keeper

It’s been a busy couple of months around here at Lily & Val! We’ve had two amazing workshops, released a new spring collection, and we’re getting ready for the National Stationery Show! With so much going on, it’s important to stop and keep track of the little moments so you don’t forget what makes life […]

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DIY Iron Transfer Farmer’s Market Tote
DIY Iron Transfer Farmer’s Market Tote

Have you noticed the outdoor markets have been popping up for the season? I’m going to one this weekend! When strolling around local farmer’s markets and the like, I always like to take a roomy tote bag with me for my impulse buys. That’s why we decided to try out a iron transfer farmer’s market tote DIY […]

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Make This DIY Mini Macaron Keychain
Make This DIY Mini Macaron Keychain

Are macarons your love language? If so, you have something in common with 90% of the Lily & Val team (which is why Val made this print). It could be because they’re delicious, but personally I love macarons because they’re also adorable. These mini macaron keychains are even cuter – if that’s possible – because […]

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Make This Fig and Olive Tapenade
Make This Fig and Olive Tapenade

We’ve been a little in love with all things French lately at Lily & Val if you couldn’t tell – mostly because our new items in the spring collection are inspired by Val’s trip to Provence! And since macarons are a little out of my skill level, we decided to whip up a very Parisian-esque hors d’oeuvre: fig […]

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DIY Table Runner Using Natural Dyes
DIY Table Runner Using Natural Dyes

Now that it’s officially spring (!!) we here at Lily & Val thought it was a good time to freshen up a few things around the house. Specifically, the table decor. You may have seen our Easter egg planter – which also makes for an adorable centerpiece – but once Easter’s over, what do you […]

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In the Kitchen: Lavender Chai Latte
In the Kitchen: Lavender Chai Latte

My absolute favorite coffee (ish) drink is a dirty chai latte. It has chai tea, steamed milk and a shot of espresso to help me pretend I’m drinking coffee. Well, after making this lavender chai latte, I think I’ve found a new favorite! It all boils down to an easy-to-make lavender simple syrup. Whip up […]

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Make This Modern Easter Decor – with Eggs!
Make This Modern Easter Decor – with Eggs!

Can you believe Easter is only a month away? Despite the snow, it feels like winter has flown by in Pittsburgh. I’m ready for spring for sure – so I’ve been looking into different ideas to get my house ready too. I knew I didn’t want to decorate in the traditional way for Easter – pastels […]

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Keepsake Kitchen Diary: Lady Locks with Memaw
Keepsake Kitchen Diary: Lady Locks with Memaw

The Keepsake Kitchen Diary is a book that really gets to the heart of something I find special. I love it so much, I bought four copies to give as Christmas gifts! But if you ask me why I find the Kitchen Diary so special, I’d probably have a hard time pinning that down. My family […]

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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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