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The Team’s Favorite Fall Designs
The Team’s Favorite Fall Designs

The ladies of L&V decided to weigh in on their favorite Fall designs from the Gather Collection! Keep reading for our picks & why we chose them… I absolutely love the “Come As You Are” print! It is so simple and sweet. I love the muted colors and delicate floral designs. Sometimes less is more […]

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Introducing the 2018 Fall Collection: Gather
Introducing the 2018 Fall Collection: Gather

Friends, today is one of my favorite days of the year – the day we launch the Fall collection in the shop! Each year, this signifies the start of Fall for me and by now you all know how much I looooove Fall. This year, in particular, I’m excited to share the new designs, but perhaps […]

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Life of The Party Paper Crafting by Lily & Val is Now Available For Pre-Order
Life of The Party Paper Crafting by Lily & Val is Now Available For Pre-Order

Friends, I have some BIG NEWS I’ve been bursting to share and today is the day… We have a new BOOK coming! Introducing“Life of The Party Papercrafting”! (To my paper-loving friends, you are really going to love this!) The book is an entire book of parties! Inside you’ll find tear-out coasters, postcards, menus, place cards, […]

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August’s “Less Screens” FREE Desktop Download
August’s “Less Screens” FREE Desktop Download

The end of summer will be upon us soon! Let’s intentionally slow down this August.  If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you’ll notice it’s been on my heart lately to talk about unplugging and being more intentional with our screen time. Speaking for myself, I’ve definitely felt the pull of imbalance in this area […]

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Staycation Surprise Box Launching on Thursday, July 26th
Staycation Surprise Box Launching on Thursday, July 26th

Dear Friends, I think it’s safe to say we could all use a little R&R this summer before the hustle and routines of Fall set in!  As nice as it is to travel and go on vacation, sometimes the best retreats can be right from the comfort of your home! Inspired by the idea of […]

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10 Ways To Celebrate National Simplicity Day
10 Ways To Celebrate National Simplicity Day

It seems that every day there is a different national or international holiday. Some don’t appeal to me as much (International Talk Like A Pirate Day?!) as others (National Donut Day), but I still think they are fun! Today, however, really struck me. June 12th is National Simplicity Day. The holiday is observed on this […]

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What I Learned After A 7-Day Social Media Detox
What I Learned After A 7-Day Social Media Detox

  Distracted. I think that is the best word I could have used to describe how I was feeling. I was distracted by the scroll of Instagram and the never-ending supply of beautiful content. I was also distracted by my own drive to produce content, always “on the lookout” for the shareable of my life (or […]

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July’s Summer Pineapple FREE Desktop Download
July’s Summer Pineapple FREE Desktop Download

Happy July, friends!  I hope everyone’s summer is off to a great start! If you haven’t noticed, we’ve had quite the thing for pineapples around here! On my Instagram, I’ve lovingly called them the pumpkins of the summer and I think it’s true! So, it seemed fitting to give you a big dose of sunshine […]

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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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