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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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How To Throw A Letter Writing Party
How To Throw A Letter Writing Party

I hope you all have enjoyed following along with our Letter Writing Party ideas this month! Making the DIY Table Runner and Floral Filled Envelopes were too much fun. But once you have these lovely things made, it’s time to show them off by hosting your own Letter Writing Party. This party could be a […]

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DIY Letter Writing Party Decor-Make These Floral Filled Envelopes
DIY Letter Writing Party Decor-Make These Floral Filled Envelopes

You may have seen my last post for how to make a handwritten table runner. Well, I just love the idea of hosting a letter-themed gathering of friends! When I was thinking about what to do for table decor for a letter writing party, flower stuffed envelopes came to mind!   You could make these […]

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DIY Hand-Written Table Runner
DIY Hand-Written Table Runner

What is better than gathering friends together for a pretty luncheon or dinner party?! In honor of National Letter Writing Month we wanted to share a few DIY party ideas inspired by the timeless art of letter writing. Ask anyone who has come to my house for dinner, you’re not likely to see the same […]

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Basil Pesto Recipe Crafted In The Keepsake Kitchen Diary
Basil Pesto Recipe Crafted In The Keepsake Kitchen Diary

I love coming up with my own recipes. The downside of that is when people say “can I have the recipe?” or when my husband requests a dish I made so long ago I don’t remember what was in it. Keeping track of creations in my Keepsake Kitchen Diary solves this problem for me. Even […]

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How to Make a DIY Balloon and Flower Heart Backdrop For Valentine’s Day
How to Make a DIY Balloon and Flower Heart Backdrop For Valentine’s Day

Hello, Lovelies! Valentine’s & Galentine’s day will always be a cute and kitschy holiday to me. It’s so fun to bust out some decorations that remind you of your elementary school Valentine exchanges. Balloons are beautiful for all kinds of occasions and this little Valentine’s day heart would be a cute addition to any party […]

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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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DIY Lamb’s Ear Holiday Trees
DIY Lamb’s Ear Holiday Trees

If you haven’t noticed from all of the Lily & Val Product Photos…I LOVE lamb’s ear! For every season…every color scheme…every style. Ok so maybe that is a bit overboard, but I do love using lamb’s ear in flower arrangements and photo styling! Especially in the winter, I love lamb’s ear as an unexpected greenery. […]

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5 Creative Ideas for Painting Elegant Pumpkins
5 Creative Ideas for Painting Elegant Pumpkins

I have such happy memories of painting pumpkins. Growing up, it was one of my favorite fall activities. I never even carved a pumpkin until I was dating my husband! Although I have since taken up carving pumpkins in the Fall, painting them will always be my pumpkin decoration of choice. On Saturday, October 21st, we will […]

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How To Make A Simple Yarn Wall Hanging
How To Make A Simple Yarn Wall Hanging

Hello Everyone! So, let’s be honest. We all love the revival of macramé and woven design that has been happening for the last few years. There are so many amazing artisans out there making beautiful creations full of texture and complex patterning. The thing that I love most about fiber art is the introduction of […]

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