Pretty Ordinary gives you a sneak peek into Lily & Val behind the scenes!  On Lily & Val Living!

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!

Behind the scenes at Lily & Val for Pretty Ordinary Friday

1. “Got my weekly farm flowers fix from Pisarcik Flowers!” -Valerie

2. “On Sunday Mak and I drove to Simmons Farm in McMurray, PA! We bought a big basket of fresh peaches and other produce. Next time, I want to pick our own peaches from the orchard and also cut out our own herbs!” – Valerie

3. “This week at the Farmers Market I discovered a new, local tea company called Leaf & Twig! I purchased this mini set of 3 loose teas and can’t wait to try them out. With names like “Fireside Evenings” and “Lavender Mint Dream,” I know I’ll love them.” -Valerie

Shooting beautiful farmer's market flowers for the blog!  Behind the scenes at Lily & Val for Pretty Ordinary Friday

Above “This week’s farmers market bouquet was screaming to be photographed! You’ll see this photo pop up in August for our new free desktop download!” – Valerie

Behind the scenes at Lily & Val for Pretty Ordinary Friday

Left “Isn’t the feeling of lighting a new candle the best? I’ll enjoy burning this Coconut Milk candle by Candelles in the studio! It’s the perfect summery scent, but also very warm & cozy.”

Right “Lots of recipe designs happening in the studio this week! I loved drawing these tomato slices and did a little step-by-step on Periscope!” –Valerie

Behind the scenes at Lily & Val for Pretty Ordinary Friday

4. “Even in 90 degree weather I still find playing tennis fun!  I played in the sunshine and it felt just like summer should!” -Emily

5. “No better refreshment than shaved ice!  This little stand definitely lives by the motto ‘Go big or go home!'” – Emily

6. “A beautiful copper kitchenware display at Crate and Barrel.  I had to stop and stare and take all of it in!” -Emily