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Bringing Back The Art of Snail Mail: Thoughts on Handwritten and Typewritten Notes
Bringing Back The Art of Snail Mail: Thoughts on Handwritten and Typewritten Notes

“2018: a return to naturalism. Let’s Correspond. Real paper. Real ink.” – John Mayer The other day, John Mayer posted this and it instantly inspired me. His sentiment about 2018 being a return to naturalism is something I feel so deeply about and it’s rooted in the philosophy of what we do at Lily & […]

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Keepsake Kitchen Diary Crafting Inspiration
Keepsake Kitchen Diary Crafting Inspiration

With so many new people becoming Keepsake Kitchen Diary owners over the holidays, I wanted to share some crafting inspiration from the Lily & Val team! This fun spread for Spaghetti Sauce is filled with so many cute details and creativity! Scrapbooking and planner supplies will help you add some embellished flair to the pages. […]

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January Happy Mail Idea- Cozy Winter Vibes
January Happy Mail Idea- Cozy Winter Vibes

Friends, I hope your 2018 is off to an amazing start! I think this is the perfect time of year to try something creative. Yes, because of the new year, but mostly because it’s FREEZING outside and I’d rather be cozied up inside with a new project! This happy mail idea centers around giving your loved […]

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Russian Tea Cookie Recipe Crafted In The Keepsake Kitchen Diary
Russian Tea Cookie Recipe Crafted In The Keepsake Kitchen Diary

Russian Tea Cookies are also something you will find on every wedding cookie table, and if you are from the Pittsburgh Area or Ohio Valley you know how fantastic these cookie tables can be! Cookie tables at weddings are one of my favorite traditions because, like at the Holidays, you get sample all kinds of […]

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December Happy Mail Idea – Countdown to Christmas Deskpad
December Happy Mail Idea – Countdown to Christmas Deskpad

Once we hit December 1st, doesn’t it seem like the weeks just FLY?! Before we know it, 12.25 will be here. Since the countdown to Christmas is ever-present this time of year, we thought a Happy mail embracing the countdown would be a fun idea! The weeks leading up to Christmas are filled with so many […]

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5 Holiday Card Envelope Decorating Ideas
5 Holiday Card Envelope Decorating Ideas

Surprising someone with a piece of snail mail is certainly special in and of itself, but sometimes the extra, little details can make a huge impact – especially around the holidays when mailboxes begin to fill up with seasonal greetings! I had so much fun coming up with these 5 holiday card envelope decorating ideas to help […]

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November Happy Mail Idea – Thanksgiving Recipes
November Happy Mail Idea – Thanksgiving Recipes

Hey friends! It’s that time again for another Happy Mail Idea! With the launch of our newest kitchen goodies & Thanksgiving right around the corner, this idea is great for making someone smile this month! TO MAKE THIS HAPPY MAIL: Gather up your favorite, seasonal recipes and hand-write them on our new Lily & Val […]

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What’s Your Holiday Decorating Style? Take Our Quiz To Find Out!
What’s Your Holiday Decorating Style? Take Our Quiz To Find Out!

Hey friends, we put together a little something fun for you – a holiday decorating style quiz! Hint: if you enter your email at the end you will also receive a special coupon code to lilyandval.com!  Enjoy!! Powered by

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Keep your Gifting Organized This Holiday Season With the L&V Holiday Gift Tracker
Keep your Gifting Organized This Holiday Season With the L&V Holiday Gift Tracker

There’s been a lot of excitement happening at Lily & Val with the launch of our 2017 Holiday Collection yesterday!  As part of that launch, we also introduced a brand new heartfelt product. The Lily & Val team has had this under wraps for MONTHS and it feels so great to finally introduce you to […]

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October Happy Mail Idea- Pumpkin Butter For Fall
October Happy Mail Idea- Pumpkin Butter For Fall

Happy Fall, friends! October’s Happy Mail Idea is all about spreading some love through a homemade food gift in cute packaging. Pumpkin butter is easy to make and with the addition of my new canning labels with World Label, it’s instant packaging for gift-giving. TO MAKE THIS HAPPY MAIL: Follow the steps for making pumpkin butter in […]

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