Behind the Scenes

Pretty Ordinary Friday #9

The Pretty Ordinary series scrapbooks the unedited, memorable happenings at Lily & Val and what is inspiring our team!For the Pretty Ordinary series, we’re documenting snapshots of our week that may not be the prettiest or the most interesting, but we enjoyed each instance and want to remember them! These are the behind-the-scenes, in-between moments – the small peeks that would otherwise be forgotten. Join us as we use this series to scrapbook the unedited, memorable happenings at Lily & Val and what is inspiring our team!


1. “We hosted my Dad and family for Father’s Day dinner! Fruit cobbler is one of his favorite desserts, so I made him a mixed berry cobbler. It was SO good. I recorded the recipe in my Keepsake Kitchen Diary and will be sharing it soon.” –Valerie

2. “My church, Northway, finished up a series called “Around the Table.” This series really spoke to my heart. They talked about the importance of gathering around the table and how deep, important conversations happen there. I loved it.” -Valerie

3. “Our big L&V week continued with our team photo shoot! I absolutely loved having our team together. Lindsey Zern Photography took our headshots and photos. She was such a sweetheart to work with!” – Valerie


4. “Hair & makeup time for the Lily & Val shoot! Mak was in charge of taking some behind-the-scenes photos! I love this one.” -Valerie

5. “While Emily was in town from Indiana we decided to get creative and work on some fun blog content for Lily & Val Living! This DIY 3-D flower canvas project just might be one of our favorites to date. We released the first part this week and here is a peek of the second part releasing soon!” –Valerie

6. “Before Emily left, we got creative in our Keepsake Kitchen Diaries with a KKD crafting session! I was excited to pull out my markers, stickers, washi, colored pencils, paints and more to use for filling in the pages. We’ll be sharing more of our spreads soon, too.” -Valerie


7. “We worked on the 3-D floral canvas while I was in Pittsburgh!  It was a beautiful day so we took everything out onto Val’s deck and enjoyed getting creative!” -Emily

8. “This was a HUGE week at Lily & Val that started with the Fall/Holiday photo shoot with Emily of The Virginia Lynn co. Emily did not disappoint with her beautiful styling. I cannot wait to share the theme & designs for this year’s L&V Christmas collection. Let’s just say lots of candy was involved in the shoot!” –Emily

9. “Here is one of the sweet treats that made it to the holiday shoot!  A tip from Emily: take regular white macarons from the store and use watercolor paints to fit your color scheme!  Although they weren’t edible, they looked delicious with our holiday designs!” -Emily

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