Desktops

August’s “Wildflowers” Desktop Download

Lately, I’ve been paying close attention to the beautiful Western Pennsylvania landscape – lush, green countrysides dotted with specks of color and whimsy. Wildflowers add such magic to the whole scene! It’s amazing the beauty that is all around us when we stop to…

Desktops

July’s “Romantic Roses” Desktop Download

Roses. Romantic, soft, frilly roses. When I posted this watercolor painting to Instagram, many of you said it gave you a peaceful and calming feeling. I loved that so much and it made me think why not give that vibe to our screens where…

Behind the Scenes Favorite Posts

The Lily & Val Re-Brand

Here’s a little fun fact you may not know about me: I went to college for marketing and prior to starting Lily & Val, I owned a small, boutique marketing firm with Mak! (Yep, we’ve been business partners for a LONG time.) Much of…

Behind the Scenes

Lily & Val – A New Chapter

This post took me months to write. Actually, in a way, it took years. Years of learning, growing, transforming, and mistake-making (mostly mistake-making as it would seem.) The truth is, last Spring I wanted to quit my business. Some might say I’m not supposed…

Inspiration

Vienna’s “Little Cutie” First Birthday Party

I have a ONE year old! I can’t believe it. This past weekend we celebrated Vienna’s “little cutie” first birthday with a small family gathering in my parent’s backyard  (hooray for Pennsylvania going into green!) and I wanted to share a few of the…

Desktops

June’s “New Beginnings” Desktop Download

For whatever reason, June has come to represent new beginnings to me. I started Lily & Val 8 years ago on June 6th, the start of a journey I could have never imagined. Another life-altering new chapter happened when my daughter was born last…

Desktops

May’s “Lilac” Desktop Download

I drew this when the lilacs were first popping up around my neighborhood! They are such a bright spot to see during this quarantine. Is there anything better than the smell of lilacs in the air?! I hope you enjoy this little ode to…

DIY Favorite Posts

Petit Bouquet Floral Wraps – Free Download

What’s better than receiving a cute bouquet of flowers? Receiving a cute bouquet of flowers wrapped in a darling way! I am always a sucker for pretty packaging and I think it makes a big difference, even with flowers. So, with Mother’s Day quickly…

In the Shop

The Lily & Val Quarantine Spring Collection

This print release is definitely different than any other before it as we’re all on shut down orders and quarantined. I thought about maybe skipping a Spring launch altogether, but I felt in my heart I needed to get these designs out there. Drawing…

Happy Mail Inspiration

Easter Snail Mail Ideas

Happy National Letter Writing Month, friends! I’m going to state the obvious and say this Letter Writing Month is different than ever before. Since we’re all at home and going through this crazy time of isolation and quarantine, a letter is a wonderful (and…