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How to Start Your Own Bullet Journal
How to Start Your Own Bullet Journal

How are those New Years resolutions coming? Mine were forgotten sometime in early February. There were a few overarching goals I had though that stuck with me – to follow my word of the year (I chose persist) and get organized. That’s why I decided to start a bullet journal – keep my goals on […]

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Make a Simple Spring Faux Wreath
Make a Simple Spring Faux Wreath

It’s March and that means spring! Ignore the fact that it’s technically still winter – it’s been in the fifties in Pittsburgh recently and to me, that means spring. If you’re the type of person who still has their Christmas wreath on their front door (cough, Dad) – then you have to try our faux wreath […]

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Make Your Own No-Sew Apron
Make Your Own No-Sew Apron

I’ve found myself doing a lot of baking these days since I started blogging for Lily & Val, which means making a lot more mess in the kitchen than usual. So I figured it was about time that I crafted this DIY No-Sew Apron to avoid the flour-all-over-myself phenomenon. Our L&V Merchandising Director Emily is […]

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Make Your Own DIY Memory Keeper Box
Make Your Own DIY Memory Keeper Box

Remember Valentines Day parties back in elementary school? How you’d make a little memory keeper box to keep all your valentines cards in? I loved Valentines Day even back then, mostly for the free candy and the mandatory recognition from the cute boys in class whose mothers told them they had to pass out valentines […]

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A Dreamy Breakfast in Bed for Your Valentine’s Day
A Dreamy Breakfast in Bed for Your Valentine’s Day

If you’re the type to wake up early (read: before 10 AM), one of the best ways to surprise your person and start the day off the romantic way is to make breakfast in bed. I can only make this work if I tell my boyfriend to sleep in until at least 11 AM – […]

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Fondue for Two – Make It a Date!
Fondue for Two – Make It a Date!

Although Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, I’m more of the staying-in type when it comes to this particular holiday. For starters, I don’t love waiting in a long line for a restaurant. Actually, that’s 90% of the reason I stay in on Valentine’s Day. That, and I find doing something special together at home is cost-effective […]

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How to Make Candied Rose Petals
How to Make Candied Rose Petals

Here at Lily & Val, we’re all about taking something simple (like a cupcake) and doing something small to elevate it. I present your new favorite way to top anything – candied rose petals. Cupcakes have a special place in my heart. Not because I’m good at making them – definitely not – but because […]

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Make Your Own DIY Copper Garment Rack
Make Your Own DIY Copper Garment Rack

It’s hard to miss how present garment racks are lately on Instagram and Pinterest. Sure, the copper and wood combinations are pretty to look at, but there’s good reason they’re so popular – they’re also functional. This copper garment rack is a surprisingly easy DIY and can be the perfect shake up for your winter wardrobe […]

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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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