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Best-Ever Roasted Chicken – Keepsake Kitchen Diary Recipe
Best-Ever Roasted Chicken – Keepsake Kitchen Diary Recipe

Hello everyone! Those who know me know that I prefer to be inventive in the kitchen. I get bored with recipes easily. However, there are some times you must rely on the experts. I have been a vegetarian since I was 9 (a weird kid, I know) and just don’t like meat personally. What I […]

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August Happy Mail Idea – Cards & Cake
August Happy Mail Idea – Cards & Cake

Happy August, friends! For this month’s Happy Mail Idea, we could use really any excuse to celebrate! So, we decided to create the perfect gift pairing with our “Celebrate Cake” card and our brand new chalk art recipe cards! One idea we had was to take apart the recipe card pack and fill out a […]

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Lily & Val for Plaid Stencils Are Here And Available at Michaels!
Lily & Val for Plaid Stencils Are Here And Available at Michaels!

Friends, I’m so excited to announce this news I could burst! Hand lettered stencils have been a few years in the making and Lily & Val for Plaid stencils are HERE and available at Michaels! When Plaid and FolkArt first contacted me about the possibility of stencils, I was overjoyed because this has been one of my […]

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7 Ways to Use Lily & Val Recipe Cards
7 Ways to Use Lily & Val Recipe Cards

This just in: new kitchen-themed lovelies from Lily & Val! A slew of recipe cards, tote bags, and new prints hit the shelves and we are beyond pumped to share them all with you. You can read more about the heart behind the collection here. With that and the idea in mind that great recipes […]

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Embracing Imperfection In My Keepsake Kitchen Diary
Embracing Imperfection In My Keepsake Kitchen Diary

On the @lilyandval Instagram, we’ve been running the Summer of Simple Pleasures Challenge! Summer always flashes by in a whirlwind so it is designed to help you slow down and take a moment to savor the simple things! Plus, you’ll be left with an Instagram feed of memories to look back on. This week’s prompt […]

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Your Summer Pool Essentials List
Your Summer Pool Essentials List

.Pittsburgh has been unseasonably warm so far this summer. And I’m a fall girl myself, so I find myself searching out water as often as possible. Luckily, summer means going to the pool! We thought you might need some inspiration for what to throw in your bag if you’re headed for water, too – so […]

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Fourth of July Place Setting Idea – Sparkler Season
Fourth of July Place Setting Idea – Sparkler Season

The Fourth of July is nearly upon us – I don’t know about you, but I am already craving a grilled hamburger and some egg salad! As my tummy rumbled, thoughts of how the table might look (and not just the food part!) began to fill my head. After a few July 4th musings, the […]

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How to Throw an 80s Movie Night This Summer
How to Throw an 80s Movie Night This Summer

There really is no better way to kick off warm weather than with the carefree vibes of the 1980s. Am I right? And when it comes to the 80s, you just can’t beat those classic movies like Pretty in Pink, The Breakfast Club and – of course – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. So we’ve come […]

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Top 5 Tips for Getting Started In Your Keepsake Kitchen Diary
Top 5 Tips for Getting Started In Your Keepsake Kitchen Diary

Does this sound familiar? You purchased a new notebook, journal, or planner and it feels amazing to be holding it in your hands- all shiny, new, and filled with possibility. You’re brimming with excitement to use it,  but then the crisp white pages send you into a small panic. Thoughts pop in like: “What if […]

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Two Lessons Learned Away From Instagram
Two Lessons Learned Away From Instagram

Oh hey there, friend! I’m not sure how you’ve joined me, but thank you for being here. I know this space is usually a place of pretty letters and fun recipes & projects, but I’ve had it on my heart to talk about something a bit deeper and share two lessons that came out of […]

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