Valerie McKeehan, Author at Lily & Val Living

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Learn How to Create Beautiful Modern Flower Embroidery
Learn How to Create Beautiful Modern Flower Embroidery

Friends, today I’m so excited to tell you about my friend Kristen Gula and her brand new book, 200 Embroidered Flowers! You may remember my collaboration with Kristen last year when she turned a Lily & Val design into a beautiful stitched masterpiece. I don’t know about you, but I am in love with the […]

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National Stationery Show 2018 Re-Cap + The Best New Product Award
National Stationery Show 2018 Re-Cap + The Best New Product Award

Hi Friends! It’s been a whirlwind of a few weeks after returning from the 2018 National Stationery Show, and I am now finally able to sit down and share a re-cap of this year’s show! It was a big week in the Big Apple for our little company. This year’s NSS crew included me, Mak and […]

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Free Art Print In Honor of the New Mister Rogers Documentary
Free Art Print In Honor of the New Mister Rogers Documentary

Last week, the new documentary about Mister Rogers, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” came out in theaters and I created this little drawing in honor of it! If you guys remember from this previous download, the legacy of Mister Rogers is something that has been on my mind a lot lately. He was the ultimate […]

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Kitchen Diary Stories – Courtney’s Chicken Facile
Kitchen Diary Stories – Courtney’s Chicken Facile

Friends, we absolutely love hearing your special memories, moments, and the stories behind the dishes you hold dear and how you are commemorating them in your Keepsake Kitchen Diaries. Today I’m so excited to introduce you to Courtney, who is sharing one of her beloved family recipes for Chicken Facile and how she included it […]

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Lily & Val 2018 Summer Decor Collection is Here
Lily & Val 2018 Summer Decor Collection is Here

Friends, WELCOME to L&V Summer 2018!! I’m so excited to share this release of new prints, canvas, and pillows designed to refresh & brighten your space this summer! Up first, Handmade PILLOWS! We just released three different designs, but each one has multiple color options for you to choose from and coordinate together. I especially […]

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5 Reasons Why We Should Handwrite Our Recipes
5 Reasons Why We Should Handwrite Our Recipes

I am fascinated by handwriting. Not in an analytical what-your-handwriting-style-says-about- you-kind-of-way, but rather in a human connection kind of way. Just like viewing an original painting conjures a connection to the artist, handwriting is connected to the person. You can almost feel it. They held that paper. It’s magical to me! I love handwritten things, but […]

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June’s National Donut Day FREE Desktop Download

Happy June and Happy National Donut Day, my friends!  June 1st so conveniently corresponds to National Donut Day this year, which means I just HAD to create a donut-themed wallpaper for you! And for the truly donut obsessed, here are a few other items you may be interested in to celebrate today: (P.S. The donut notebook […]

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A Re-Cap of My Brush Lettering Class With Brit + Co and Mixbook
A Re-Cap of My Brush Lettering Class With Brit + Co and Mixbook

Last month, I had the pleasure of traveling back to San Francisco (which is becoming one of my favorite cities) for a special Mixbook event hosted by Brit + Co! It was a wonderful evening spent sharing my passion for hand lettering and drawing flowers with some incredible ladies. Here are some highlights and a […]

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Limited Edition Handmade Pillows Are Here For Mother’s Day
Limited Edition Handmade Pillows Are Here For Mother’s Day

Friends, we’re super excited over here because yesterday we released something brand new – Handmade Lily & Val Pillows! We’re thrilled to share the two limited edition designs with you just in time for Mother’s Day. Each one has been thoughtfully designed and hand-sewn here in Pittsburgh! First up, whimsical, hand-drawn florals! Loose & sketchy, […]

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Happy Earth Day – New Print
Happy Earth Day – New Print

Happy Earth Day, everyone! In honor of today, we decided to release this special print and canvas addition to our Spring 2018 Flora Collection! Bursting with fresh pops of color, this design celebrates the whimsy and organic wonder of nature’s blooms. Display it during the warmer months to brighten any space. We hope you love […]

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