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How To Ice A Cake Like A Pro

Hello, Darlings! It’s been a while since I have checked in here on the blog, and I’m happy to be showing you all something I love to do! Making a pretty cake can seem intimidating…layering, icing, decorating. But these simple steps are the most…

sparkling iced tea | fruity teas | iced tea ideas
In the Kitchen

How to Make Sparkling Iced Tea (3 Flavors!)

One of my very favorite things on our Lily & Val Spring Favorites list – something I enjoy every week – is iced tea! I wanted to put a twist to the classic, though, and try making sparkling iced tea with loose leaves from…

cupcake toppers | cupcake topper ideas | cupcake decorations
In the Kitchen

Make These Easy Cupcake Toppers 3 Ways

As much as I like to eat cupcakes, I realized early in life that I’m not good at all at decorating them. I don’t know how to use a pastry bag, I can’t pipe anything, and until this year I had never made a…

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Make This Fig and Olive Tapenade

We’ve been a little in love with all things French lately at Lily & Val if you couldn’t tell – mostly because our new items in the spring collection are inspired by Val’s trip to Provence! And since macarons are a little out of my skill level,…

lavender chai latte | lavender syrup | lavender latte
In the Kitchen

In the Kitchen: Lavender Chai Latte

My absolute favorite coffee (ish) drink is a dirty chai latte. It has chai tea, steamed milk and a shot of espresso to help me pretend I’m drinking coffee. Well, after making this lavender chai latte, I think I’ve found a new favorite! It…

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How To Make Homemade Rose Simple Syrup

I’ve had flowers on the brain lately. (Let’s face it, this is nothing new!) But particularly as we near spring, I want to be surrounded with flowers at all times. In this post, I’ll show you how to make homemade rose simple syrup! Once you…

no-sew apron | DIY apron | no-sew DIY
DIY In the Kitchen

Make Your Own No-Sew Apron

I’ve found myself doing a lot of baking these days since I started blogging for Lily & Val, which means making a lot more mess in the kitchen than usual. So I figured it was about time that I crafted this DIY No-Sew Apron…

In the Kitchen

Mini Strawberry Heart Pies : In the Kitchen

It’s always the mini, pint-sized, small bite treats that steal my heart the fastest!  They’re easy to gift, fun to make- and you never worry about sharing.  These mini strawberry heart pies are adorable and so delicious, I couldn’t just have one!  Valentine’s Day…