Valerie's Archive

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
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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Envelope Addressing and Decorating Inspiration Using Tombow Dual Brush Pens Part 2
Envelope Addressing and Decorating Inspiration Using Tombow Dual Brush Pens Part 2

Friends, we are coming up on the last week of National Letter Writing Month and still so many ideas to share with you! Decorating envelopes is especially one of our favorite things about letter writing so I wanted to share even more envelope addressing and decorating inspiration using Tombow dual brush pens and their mono drawing […]

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Envelope Addressing and Decorating Inspiration Using Tombow Dual Brush Pens & Mono Drawing Pen
Envelope Addressing and Decorating Inspiration Using Tombow Dual Brush Pens & Mono Drawing Pen

This week Lily & Val Snail Mail Surprise Boxes went on sale and sold out in just an hour! Ahh! We are so blown away by this and thrilled that you are loving them as much as we love putting them together for you! For this particular box, I was excited to partner with my […]

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My Antique Letter Writing Desk & Tips For Setting Up Your Own Letter Writing Station
My Antique Letter Writing Desk & Tips For Setting Up Your Own Letter Writing Station

At the time we were starting our brick and mortar store, I had this dream of an antique letter writing desk fixture filled with all types of washi tapes, pens, stickers, and stamps – all my favorite supplies! These supplies could be used on Lily & Val cards to address and decorate the envelope right there in […]

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