Inspiration Archive

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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Crustless Quiche Recipe Crafted in The Keepsake Kitchen Diary
Crustless Quiche Recipe Crafted in The Keepsake Kitchen Diary

Hello There! If you just got your Keepsake Kitchen Diary, just gave one as a gift, or are an old pro at filling yours with delicious memories… you are going to want to check out this Kitchen Diary Crafting inspiration! For this Crustless Quiche Recipe I wanted to craft a page that reminded me of […]

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Lily & Val Loves #6- Ideas for Great MOM Gifts!
Lily & Val Loves #6- Ideas for Great MOM Gifts!

It’s that time of year again! It’s time to celebrate the women who birth us, feed us, cuddle us, support us, guide us, discipline us, cheer for us, teach us, love us and make us laugh….It’s time to celebrate MOMS! Mother’s day is such an amazing time because we take a moment to appreciate our […]

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Envelope Addressing and Decorating Inspiration Using Tombow Dual Brush Pens Part 2
Envelope Addressing and Decorating Inspiration Using Tombow Dual Brush Pens Part 2

Friends, we are coming up on the last week of National Letter Writing Month and still so many ideas to share with you! Decorating envelopes is especially one of our favorite things about letter writing so I wanted to share even more envelope addressing and decorating inspiration using Tombow dual brush pens and their mono drawing […]

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Lily & Val Loves #5- Our Favorite Envelope Style Products
Lily & Val Loves #5- Our Favorite Envelope Style Products

All this talk of snail mail has us thinking ENVELOPES! Why are envelopes so inexplicably cute and well designed? Maybe it’s because they are a familiar shape that we associate with special new or event invites. Or maybe it’s just because they have great lines. Either way, there are so many great “envelope style” products […]

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Envelope Addressing and Decorating Inspiration Using Tombow Dual Brush Pens & Mono Drawing Pen
Envelope Addressing and Decorating Inspiration Using Tombow Dual Brush Pens & Mono Drawing Pen

This week Lily & Val Snail Mail Surprise Boxes went on sale and sold out in just an hour! Ahh! We are so blown away by this and thrilled that you are loving them as much as we love putting them together for you! For this particular box, I was excited to partner with my […]

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