Valerie McKeehan, Author at Lily & Val Living

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8 Simple Ways To Practice Self Love
8 Simple Ways To Practice Self Love

With it being Valentine’s Day this week, I thought I’d share something that’s been on my mind lately: Self Love. I know, I know it seems that “self care” and “self love” have been buzzwords lately, but for good reason. It’s so important to take the time to fill ourselves up so that we can […]

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How I’m Starting My Essential Oil Journey
How I’m Starting My Essential Oil Journey

Hey friends! Today I wanted to share something I’ve been SUPER into lately… essential oils! For the past few years, you’ve heard me talk about cleaning up what I use in my home and on my body. As part of this, I’ve dabbled with essential oils but only a few that I purchased at Target. […]

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Lily & Val for Mixbook Custom Photo Baby Book
Lily & Val for Mixbook Custom Photo Baby Book

Friends! If you’ve been following for a while, you probably know how much I love designing for Mixbook! Mixbook offers custom photo cards, wedding invitations, calendars, and books. I’ve purchased their products on several occasions and have had the privilege of creating designs that you can customize for yourself! See the entire Lily & Val […]

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January’s “Humble & Deep” Desktop Download
January’s “Humble & Deep” Desktop Download

Happy new decade, everyone!! For the past few years, I decided to make January’s desktop download my personal word of the year. Lettering it out has been really helpful for me to set an intention for many aspects of my life and actions in the year ahead. I’ve found a word of the year to […]

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2019 Year In Review
2019 Year In Review

Each year since 2014, I’ve been writing these yearly recaps. It’s been interesting for me to look back on all that has happened with Lily & Val throughout the years and I’m so glad I have this record to look back on. The 2019 recap, though, feels very different to me.  I debated not writing […]

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Gifting Ideas for the Keepsake Kitchen Diary Baking Edition
Gifting Ideas for the Keepsake Kitchen Diary Baking Edition

A few months ago we introduced the latest in the Keepsake Kitchen Diary series – a Baking Edition! I just love this version to hold all of your sweet, pastries, cakes, pies, cookies and, of course, the memories and stories that go with them. You can read all about the Baking Edition here. With all […]

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Nostalgic Ceramic Christmas Tree Decorations & Prints
Nostalgic Ceramic Christmas Tree Decorations & Prints

I just LOVE the fact that nostalgic ceramic Christmas trees are coming back! I was feeling sentimental for the one my Grandma had one, so I decided to draw it! Her tree was my favorite Christmas decoration growing up. I loved taking the tiny bulbs in and out and rearranging them. Looking at this tree […]

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Lily & Val and Dearest Mine Hand-Drawn Keepsake Lockets
Lily & Val and Dearest Mine Hand-Drawn Keepsake Lockets

Guys! They’re here! I’m so pleased to show you the Lily & Val and Dearest Mine hand-drawn keepsake lockets collaboration! I am so excited about these pieces of wearable art! About The Lockets Each design has been hand drawn by yours truly then Lori of Dearest Mine takes the artwork and prints it on the […]

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December’s “Snowy Day” Desktop Download
December’s “Snowy Day” Desktop Download

There’s no place like home for the holidays! I hope this cute snowscape for your tech reminds you of the coziness of this season! Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays! To download for free during the month of December 2019 use coupon code: DDDEC19 Download Wallpaper >>

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Thoughts After Seeing “A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood”
Thoughts After Seeing “A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood”

Ever since I found out a movie was being made about Mister Rogers (and played by Tom Hanks! Ahh!) I have been looking forward to it. If you’ve been around for a little while, you probably know how my love of Mister Rogers runs deep. Maybe it was the nostalgia at first, but the more […]

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