Inspiration Archive

Lily & Val Loves- Dorm Life Essentials
Lily & Val Loves- Dorm Life Essentials

It’s time for all of our college friends to head back to school! We have collected some of our favorite items for a good home refresh…but more importantly, these are all the essentials to set up a modern and cozy dorm room that will be the envy of all your friends. An added bonus is […]

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Lily & Val Loves- Favorite Items to Welcome Guests
Lily & Val Loves- Favorite Items to Welcome Guests

If you are lucky enough to have a designated guest bedroom, you probably have struggled with making it a cohesive and beautiful place. So much of the time these extra spaces are an afterthought, and if you don’t have frequent visitors, the room has most likely become a catch all for many things. It’s time […]

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10 Ways To Celebrate National Simplicity Day
10 Ways To Celebrate National Simplicity Day

It seems that every day there is a different national or international holiday. Some don’t appeal to me as much (International Talk Like A Pirate Day?!) as others (National Donut Day), but I still think they are fun! Today, however, really struck me. June 12th is National Simplicity Day. The holiday is observed on this […]

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Lily & Val Loves- Summer Entertaining Favorites
Lily & Val Loves- Summer Entertaining Favorites

Now that we have all prepared our patios and back yards for the 4th of July…why not keep the fun going?! You did all that work, so spend some time outside and have some little get togethers while the summer sun is still shining. These are some of our favorite kitchen and entertaining items for […]

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What I Learned After A 7-Day Social Media Detox
What I Learned After A 7-Day Social Media Detox

  Distracted. I think that is the best word I could have used to describe how I was feeling. I was distracted by the scroll of Instagram and the never-ending supply of beautiful content. I was also distracted by my own drive to produce content, always “on the lookout” for the shareable of my life (or […]

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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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Lily & Val Loves #9- Inviting Outdoor Spaces
Lily & Val Loves #9- Inviting Outdoor Spaces

Summer is here!… we at least unofficially. If your outdoor space is the last thing you think about, but you always swoon over the beautiful patios you see on pinterest and insta, you’re not alone!! There are some small changes and items you can add to your porch, deck, patio, or yard to make the […]

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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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Lily & Val Loves #8- Get Ready For Summer
Lily & Val Loves #8- Get Ready For Summer

The season may still be spring but we are feeling summer in full swing already! To celebrate this warm and sunny time of year we have gathered up some of our favorite things to make the summer more fun, convenient, and beautiful! Whether beach or poolside, it’s great to have a beautiful Turkish towel that […]

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Lily & Val Loves #7- All Things Lavender
Lily & Val Loves #7- All Things Lavender

Summertime always makes me think of beautiful blooming fields of lavender and blossoming lilac bushes. There are so many wonderful products that capture both these scents and colors that we thought we would share a few of our favorites. My first favorite is the Mrs. Meyers cleaning supply line in lavender. I love the fresh […]

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