Valerie McKeehan, Author at Lily & Val Living

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Bringing Back The Art of Snail Mail: Thoughts on Handwritten and Typewritten Notes
Bringing Back The Art of Snail Mail: Thoughts on Handwritten and Typewritten Notes

“2018: a return to naturalism. Let’s Correspond. Real paper. Real ink.” – John Mayer The other day, John Mayer posted this and it instantly inspired me. His sentiment about 2018 being a return to naturalism is something I feel so deeply about and it’s rooted in the philosophy of what we do at Lily & […]

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Keepsake Kitchen Diary Crafting Inspiration
Keepsake Kitchen Diary Crafting Inspiration

With so many new people becoming Keepsake Kitchen Diary owners over the holidays, I wanted to share some crafting inspiration from the Lily & Val team! This fun spread for Spaghetti Sauce is filled with so many cute details and creativity! Scrapbooking and planner supplies will help you add some embellished flair to the pages. […]

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January Happy Mail Idea- Cozy Winter Vibes
January Happy Mail Idea- Cozy Winter Vibes

Friends, I hope your 2018 is off to an amazing start! I think this is the perfect time of year to try something creative. Yes, because of the new year, but mostly because it’s FREEZING outside and I’d rather be cozied up inside with a new project! This happy mail idea centers around giving your loved […]

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2018 Lily & Val Flagship Store Update
2018 Lily & Val Flagship Store Update

Hi Friends. Today I have some bittersweet news to share and I’m not really sure if I have the right words, so please bear with me. Also, there’s SO much on my heart and too many things I want to express, but for now, I will be as concise as I can. 🙂 In 2016 […]

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“Refocus” January Free Desktop Wallpaper Download
“Refocus” January Free Desktop Wallpaper Download

Happy New Year, everyone! For January’s free desktop wallpaper download, I’m excited to reveal my word of the year – Refocus! Why “Refocus”? In the 2017 Year in Review for Lily & Val, I declared 2017 the year of “learning.” I’m grateful for the past year and how much it stretched, challenged, and taught me. Following […]

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2017 Year in Review
2017 Year in Review

Happy almost New Year, my friends! A few days ago, I read an article on how to effectively reflect on the past year and use it to propel you forward. One of the suggestions was to name your year. I typically do this at the start of a new year (I already have my word […]

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Cookies & Milk for Santa Digital Download Sign
Cookies & Milk for Santa Digital Download Sign

We are exactly one week away from Christmas! Although the deadline for Christmas shipping has passed on lilyandval.com, we have a last-minute, cute idea for you to bring a touch of playful whimsy to your holiday…a Cookies & Milk for Santa Digital Download Sign! A Cute & Fun Tradition: Greet the Big Guy with what […]

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December Happy Mail Idea – Countdown to Christmas Deskpad
December Happy Mail Idea – Countdown to Christmas Deskpad

Once we hit December 1st, doesn’t it seem like the weeks just FLY?! Before we know it, 12.25 will be here. Since the countdown to Christmas is ever-present this time of year, we thought a Happy mail embracing the countdown would be a fun idea! The weeks leading up to Christmas are filled with so many […]

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Beautiful Holiday Fireplace Styling By Krista Fredricks of Pike Petals
Beautiful Holiday Fireplace Styling By Krista Fredricks of Pike Petals

Friends, what a treat it is to share these GORGEOUS photos with you! Krista Fredericks of Pike Petals styled this amazing holiday mantel using her L&V holiday prints and the eye candy was too good not to share! The two prints used here are a 16×20 Polar Express Print and 11×14 Let Heaven and Nature […]

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How to use a  Hearth & Hand™ brass frame from Target to make this Holiday Wall Hanging
How to use a Hearth & Hand™ brass frame from Target to make this Holiday Wall Hanging

Hi friends! I hope your December is off to an AMAZING start! For today’s post, I wanted to share an extremely simple decor DIY using a Hearth & Hand™ brass frame from Target to make this Holiday Wall Hanging! I made it for my own home this year and thought you might enjoy it too! […]

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