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Wedding Favor Bag DIY Using Our Printable Labels and Tags

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There are so many options when it comes to wedding favors. No matter what you choose to give your guests, having a cute way to package the favor is an important detail for your special day. Lily & Val printable favor tags can be used as tags or stickers and are the perfect way to add a personalized detail to your reception.

Wedding Favor Bag Printable DIY

This first idea includes using the letters from our monogram favor tag download. Simply print and cut out your letters to spell ” LOVE”  or print them onto World Label‘s WL-5375, Round Labels, for an easier and quicker application. Layer your letters nicely on your bag to create a decorative front on your bag.

Printable Favor Tag or Labels

Another great idea with a modern twist is to add a little decoration to your bags before finishing them with a custom label. To make a terrazzo inspired favor bag, simply use watercolors that match your wedding colors and paint a few varied shapes all over the bag front. This takes a little time but once you get the hang of it it is super fun an quick. Enlist a friend or two and have a craft night! Finally, add one of our printable favor tags in your new monogram. If you want your monogram to be in gold or another coordinating color, print the plain favor tags and add your own initial or phrase.

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A simple variation is to use our printable Thank You  or Love favor tags with your DIY painted bag. What a great way to thank your guests with a special treat as they leave your celebration.

"thank you" DIY terrazzo favor bag Thank you downloadable favor tag

Give one of these simple ideas a try for your wedding or really any get-together! Your guests are going to love their favors in these cute custom bags.

Lily & Val Presents: Pretty Ordinary Friday #103

Pretty Ordinary gives you a sneak peek into Lily & Val behind the scenes! On Lily & Val Living!

For this month’s Pretty Ordinary Friday #101, we’re documenting snapshots of our month. While our pictures may not be the prettiest or the most interesting, we enjoyed each instance and want to remember them! These are the behind-the-scenes, in-between moments – the small peeks that would otherwise be forgotten. Join us as we use this series to scrapbook the unedited, memorable happenings at Lily & Val and what is inspiring our team!

The team says:

Lily & Val Presents: Pretty Ordinary Friday #103 with chalkboards from Michael's, babymoon selfies and behind the scenes at the Spring photo shoot 1. “I do not need another chalkboard, but I couldn’t resist this beautiful framed board from Michaels! Love the combo of elegant with rustic!” – Valerie, Founder and Creative Director

2. “Babymooners! We spent a wonderful, unplugged weekend at the Omni Bedford Springs. We did manage to grab a hotel selfie before dinner one night.” – Valerie

3“Behind the scenes at our Spring Kitchen shoot!” – Valerie 

Lily & Val Presents: Pretty Ordinary Friday #103 with Washington D.C. tourism, gorgeous book bindings and sneak peek at new chalk drawings4“I took a quick day trip to D.C. for an event with Anthropologie and the Crafter’s Box! I had some extra time to be a tourist, too!” – Valerie

5. “Incredibly inspired by my friend Georgianna’s book “Paris in Bloom”. This is a photo of one of the pages, which is also fueling my bee obsession!” – Valerie

6. “Itty bitty chalk florals on my desk!” – Valerie

Lily & Val Presents: Pretty Ordinary Friday #103 with Spring desk refreshes, Spring floral inspiration and beautiful faux magnolia blooms

7. “Gave my studio a print refresh for Spring!” – Valerie

8. “A new design in the works inspired by my favorite tea – Harney & Sons Vanilla Comoro!” – Valerie

9. “This pink magnolia is one of the prettiest faux florals I have ever scene!” – Emily, Creative Coordinator

Lily & Val Presents: Pretty Ordinary Friday #103 with preparing for baby, Jadite bowls at Hobby Lobby and color swatches for baby showers10. “We set up Nubbins’ crib…mostly so I can start filling it with nursery decor.” – Emily

11. “I’ll take 8 of each please! These reproduction Jadite bowls are so lovely at Hobby Lobby.” – Emily

12. “Picking linen colors for the baby shower!”- Emily

Lily & Val Presents: Pretty Ordinary Friday #103 with tea time, new Rottweiler puppies and baby #2 announcements13. “Tea time! And check out this faux peony centerpiece.”- Emily

14. “Took a road trip with my mom to Harrisburg to pick up her new baby – meet Piper Willow!” – Nicole, Shop Assistant

15. “Our little Shamrock is going to finally be a big brother! We rounded out the L&V team with another baby on the way in October!” – Nicole

Lily & Val Loves- Handmade Spring Accessories

Spring is in the air…we can just feel it! If you’re looking for a quick way to refresh your wardrobe, adding some colorful accessories will do the trick. These handmade makers offer some beautiful options to add to your warm weather outfits.

These beautiful Gentle Spring Polymer Clay Earrings feature beautiful florals, which means you know they are a favorite around here.

Beautiful Handmade Clay Earrings For Spring

Feel like getting something special for Easter? These adorable bunny earrings are super cute and a little on the nose, but they maintain their classy look in this small all gold style.

Adorable gold bunny earrings

These beautiful personalized hand stitched bandanas at a festive floral touch to a classic and very versatile bandana. Use as a neckerchief, head scarf, bracelet, or tie to your favorite purse to add a little color to your outfit.

Personalized Embroidered Bandana is a great accessory for your spring and summer wardrobe.

You know how popular bees are around here, so these gold bee earrings are just perfect for any spring outfit. We love how dainty they are.

Gold Bee Earrings for a spring wardrobe refresh...because we love bees!

Bring back that youthful look and add a big hair bow to your look this spring. These chiffon layered hair bows come in some beautiful colors!

Chiffon Hair bow for big girls!

If you really want to add something unique to your wardrobe this spring, check out the amazing selection of vintage spring clutches on Etsy shops like the ones seen here.

Vintage Spring & Easter Clutches

We hope you enjoy adding some of these items to your spring and summer outfits this year. Happy Shopping!

Our Lily & Val Loves Series contains affiliate links. That means a little bit of your purchase through these posts helps us just a little too! This changes nothing about your purchase price, and we are not asked to feature these items. These are just things we carefully pic because we love them and think you will too! Thanks for helping spread the love! xo

 

DIY Homemade Nontoxic Counter Spray Cleaner

The clocks have sprung forward, the days are longer, and I’m in a Spring Cleaning state of mind (let’s face it, it could also be the nesting)! Especially during this time preparing for baby, I was shocked to find out what’s hidden in a lot of our everyday products. So, I’ve been on a mission to slowly rid our home of toxic cleaners and cosmetics. When I set out to research natural cleaners, I quickly realized it’s much easier and simpler than I thought to make your own! I wished I had been doing this all along!

So, to start my foray into homemade cleaning products, I thought I would share what I made – a DIY nontoxic counter spray cleaner that is very versatile!  Apparently, natural “orange cleaner” has been a Pinterest sensation for a while, but this was my first time hearing about it! If you, like me,  haven’t given it a whirl yet, this post is for you!

DIY Homemade Nontoxic Counter Spray Cleaner

To make the cleaner you will need:

  • A mason jar (I used a large 16 oz. jar to make my first batch and it yielded enough cleaner for my two spray bottles)
  • Citrus peels (feel free to mix lemons, grapefruit, oranges, clementines, but for my batch I used clementines)
  • Distilled white vinegar
  • Spray bottles (These are the exact ones I used. I loved them because they have the chalkboard labels and marker included!)
  • Essential oils (optional, but I used about 10 drops of clove oil in my batch. I want to try rosemary next time!)
DIY Homemade Nontoxic Counter Spray Cleaner DIY Homemade Nontoxic Counter Spray Cleaner

It’s as easy as this:

Fill your mason jar with as many citrus peels as you can fit. Then top it off with vinegar to the brim! Seal the jar.

DIY Homemade Nontoxic Counter Spray Cleaner

Now we wait… The mixture will take about two weeks stored in the cupboard in order for the citrus oils to infuse with the vinegar and create a cleaning concentrate. I set a reminder on my phone for two weeks later so I wouldn’t forget.

DIY Homemade Nontoxic Counter Spray Cleaner

After the two weeks, strain the vinegar into a pyrex with a spout (this just makes it easy to transfer into your bottle.) It should be a bright yellow color.

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Mix one part vinegar solution with one part water. I just eyeballed half my spray bottle with the solution and then topped it off with water. Add your essential oils and shake.

DIY Homemade Nontoxic Counter Spray Cleaner DIY Homemade Nontoxic Counter Spray Cleaner

I was able to fill both of my spray bottles and instantly ordered more bottles because I want to try other concoctions! The marker that comes with the chalkboard labels works well with a couple layers of inking. A chance to add some pretty hand lettering to your kitchen supplies – love it!

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I’ve been using this cleaner for a couple weeks now and I think it works great! It leaves behind a pleasant smell despite the vinegar. I use this as a counter spray, but it really is an all-purpose cleaner that you could use for any number of tasks! A little disclaimer: I did read online that you should exercise caution when using the spray on granite or marble countertops, stone flooring, hardwood floors, and painted surfaces as it is an acidic cleaner. (My countertops are a faux marble, so it works great for me!)

I can’t wait to try my hand at other cleaning solutions like a dusting spray! I’ll be sure to share if I do. Let me know if you try this and what you think!

DIY Homemade Nontoxic Counter Spray Cleaner

The print pictured here was just released with our Spring Kitchen print collection! Find the prints here to give your kitchen art a Spring refresh, too!

Happy Spring Cleaning!

March’s “Spring Floral” FREE Desktop Download

Lily & Val hand-drawn floral desktop download

Happy March and almost Spring, friends! I’ve been working on spring cleaning lately and getting my house decluttered & refreshed. Nesting is definitely in full swing and watching Marie Kondo on Netflix has certainly added to this! Anyone, else?! So, for this month, I wanted to create a desktop download that also felt clean, simple, and fresh for Spring. I love these pretty pen and ink botanical wild roses and the neutral, calming look for your tech. I hope you enjoy!

Desktop wallpaper with delicate flowersPretty floral smartphone wallpaper

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Lily & Val Loves- DIY Supplies and Projects To Try

When the winter lull and cloudy skies get to you, a great way to beat the winter blues is to pick up a new hobby or skill. We have collected a list of some great DIY supplies and project ideas to help you tackle the long dark evenings. All of the supplies and kits below are from some awesome independent sellers on Etsy, so you can feel good about starting your new hobby and supporting a small business  in the process.

Who hasn’t seen those chunky knit projects and thought “I wanna do that”. Make yourself a cozy blanket or pillow with this beautiful selection of merino super chunky wool yarn. 

Chunky merino wool available in so many beautiful colors for a cozy diy

These jumbo knitting needles are perfect for so many chunky knit projects. Once you try these you will be hooked!

jumbo knitting needles ideal for use with merino woolI personally LOVE pottery and antique glassware. Salvage some beautiful finds or some of your favorite heirloom pieces by embracing the imperfects with the Japanese custom of Kintsugi. This Kintsugi Kit has everything you need to make the imperfections into something beautiful with gold that highlights the cracks rather than trying to hide them. What a beautiful way to honor the history of a piece.

Salvage beautiful pieces by embracing the cracks. Use this Kintsugi Kit to embrace the Japanese custom of making the cracks beautiful.

You have probably seen 1,000 uses for these cute little wool felted balls all over the place. We even did some tutorials on the blog here. If you are in to quick and easy projects, tackle a garland or add these to a plain curtain. They come in so many beautiful colors!

Wool Felt Pom Poms for so many diy projects

Cross stitching and embroidery are also great to learn because there are so many ways you can use these skills once you learn them. This plant embroidery kit for beginners is so simple and so cute. Start making these little gifts for all your friends and family.

Beginner kit for these adorable plant embroidery hoops

Pressing flowers is a beautiful craft but also an amazing way to preserve and display petals that are special to you. I always collect and press flowers and leaves when traveling to use in a botanical frames or just keep in a journal.  This flower press kit has everything you need to press the perfect delicate petal, plus you can have it personalized for you or as a gift for some other creative in your life.

personalized flower press

We hope you find a little something to help you grow and learn this season. You never know how far a new hobby or skill may take you.

Our Lily & Val Loves Series contains affiliate links. That means a little bit of your purchase through these posts helps us just a little too! This changes nothing about your purchase price, and we are not asked to feature these items. These are just things we carefully pic because we love them and think you will too! Thanks for helping spread the love! xo
Why the Lily & Val Wedding Collection Means So Much To Me

Friends, today we launched the long-awaited Lily & Val Wedding Collection. These products have been in the works for well over a year and to finally share them with you just makes me giddy. I wanted to show you some of the new items and also take a minute to give you a little backstory of why this collection, in particular, means so much to me.

The Lily & Val Wedding Collection - hand-drawn wedding art, printables, guestbook, and cards

A Little Backstory

I first started drawing chalk art in 2012 right after I got married and that’s where Lily & Val began! Back then, I was making every chalkboard in my garage using chalkboard paint (wearing my very unflattering gas mask) and painting custom signs. As I started this hobby I had no idea Lily & Val would even turn into a business, but my focus was primarily on two things – kitchen & weddings.

As I think back to those early days I realize that seven years later, A LOT has changed, but this core has not. My passion for creating in these spaces is still very much at the center of the business.

Once Lily & Val became known for chalkboard art and I had a growing business on my hands, it was more than I could have imagined. The verse Ephesians 3:20, “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine” has come to define my life. Many times I’ve forgotten this, but I have to remind myself that His plans are bigger.

As time went on, I started feeling inspired and pulled to create more products and explore other mediums. I will be honest – fear often overwhelmed me and still does at times. I had just written The Complete Book of Chalk Lettering and I didn’t know if other products would be accepted and if Lily & Val could ever be more than chalk. Although I wasn’t abandoning chalk art, branching out was a very scary thing. I think anytime we pivot or explore new territory it is scary. It is unknown and risky. But despite that, I knew deep down that I had to try. I felt in my heart that what Lily & Val stood for (the nostalgia, sentimentality, thoughtfulness, celebration of simple pleasures) could be expressed in other ways.

This transition started with the release of our Keepsake Kitchen Diary in 2015, a recipe keeper combined with a journal for storing memories and stories surrounding each recipe. Mak and I took a HUGE monetary risk to produce this book and had no prior experience in making products, but I believed in it because it was something I myself wanted to own. This item is now the number one selling product at Lily & Val, another step in this journey that is utterly surreal to me.

Through manufacturing the Kitchen Diary, I came to realize that right alongside lettering and illustrating, producing meaningful, sentimental products tops my list of what fires me up.

The Lily & Val Wedding Collection - hand-drawn wedding art, printables, guestbook, and cards

After expanding our Kitchen line, my sights were set on Wedding. Again, back to the roots of Lily & Val. We first released our Wedding Guestbook in the Fall, a sentimental twist on a traditional guestbook that isn’t just your typical, boring list of names! This product took around two years from concept to completion. We wanted to make sure it was something we ourselves would want to own. So much thought and detail went into this book!

And now today, I’m so happy to release the rest of the collection to coordinate with our Guestbook and expand this category! Although the days of custom wedding signs are gone in this next iteration of Lily & Val Weddings, I still hand-draw & letter every piece (& every item we sell!)  And although Lily & Val has branched out to more than chalkboard art, my sense of nostalgia for items that are simple and heartfelt has never been stronger.

It’s a true joy to share these things with you!

I just want to tell you guys again how much it means to me that you’re here- for supporting Lily & Val through the years. There’s much to the story in this post that I did not share – the failures, mistakes, and missteps (of which there are many), but your encouragement keeps me going. Your allowing me to put my heart out there in these products is a gift I could never express enough gratitude for.  Bottom line is, I love what I do and you guys are the absolute best.

So, I introduce you to you, the Lily & Val Wedding Collection…

Filled to the brim with pretty, hand-drawn details, sentimental keepsake items, wedding gifts, love-themed art for your newlywed home, and our first ever printable collection!

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Fill-in-the-blank Bridal Shower Invitations.

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The Wedding Gift Tracker.

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Keepsake Vow Books.

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The Newlywed Keepsake Kitchen Diary & Coordinating Recipe Cards.

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Wedding Note Cards & Note Card Sets.

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Wedding Dress Series using portions of Proverbs 31!

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Love & Wedding themed prints & canvas.

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An entire series of downloadable wedding printables to coordinate with the rest of the items in the collection!

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I cannot wait to hear what you think about these new items, friends! Thank you again, as always, for your support!

Shop Lily & Val Weddings Here

Lily & Val Presents: Pretty Ordinary Friday #102

Pretty Ordinary gives you a sneak peek into Lily & Val behind the scenes! On Lily & Val Living!

For this month’s Pretty Ordinary Friday #102, we’re documenting snapshots of our month. While our pictures may not be the prettiest or the most interesting, we enjoyed each instance and want to remember them! These are the behind-the-scenes, in-between moments – the small peeks that would otherwise be forgotten. Join us as we use this series to scrapbook the unedited, memorable happenings at Lily & Val and what is inspiring our team!

The team says:

Lily & Val Presents: Pretty Ordinary Friday #102 with Bedford Springs view, teddy bear cake and gender reveal parties

1. “We spent a beautiful, wintry few days in Bedford for our 7th anniversary! I couldn’t get over this view.” – Valerie, Founder and Creative Director

2. “While in Bedford, we held a little Gender Reveal Brunch for our immediate families. My mom made this teddy bear cake! Isn’t it adorable? It’s the same one she made for me when I was a baby.” – Valerie

3“And the big reveal… we’ll be adding a little GIRL to our family!” – Valerie 

Lily & Val Presents: Pretty Ordinary Friday #102 with antiquing, photo shoots and floral watercolor

4“A day of taking my time and antiquing. My favorite!” – Valerie

5. “Behind the scenes shooting the L&V Wedding Collection! I can’t wait to reveal all of these products soon.” – Valerie

6. “Had a little late night watercolor painting session just for fun. I think I will hang this in baby girl’s room.” – Valerie

Lily & Val Presents: Pretty Ordinary Friday #102 with Newlywed Keepsake Kitchen Diary at Barnes & Noble, Spring floral inspiration and floral tea pots

7. “Look what I spotted for the first time in Barnes & Noble! The brand new Newlywed Keepsake Kitchen Diary (along with a few of our other wedding items)! I was just a little excited.” – Valerie

8. “Playing with Spring flowers on these frigid, winter Pittsburgh days.” – Valerie

9. “Some flower inspiration from my antiquing adventures. Love these!” – Valerie

Lily & Val Presents: Pretty Ordinary Friday #102 with the KonMari method, Ace Hotel Breakfast and at home photo shoots

10. “Yep, we gave in and Marie Kondo-ed all of our clothes! It started with Mak’s drawers (shown here), and I was so impressed I followed suit. Organizing does not come naturally to me, but it does feel REALLY good.” – Valerie

11. “A beautiful Saturday morning breakfast at one of my favorite spots- Ace Hotel in Pittsburgh.” – Valerie

12. “We had the an amazing time taking pictures with my friend Soozie Harrison at home this month. At home photos are the best!” – Emily, Creative Coordinator

 

Lily & Val Presents: Pretty Ordinary Friday #102 with behind the scenes photo shoot florals, baby bump photos and vintage baby books

13. “I love styling our product photos…especially when that requires flower play!”- Emily

14. “Keeping track of this little bump has been so much fun! So happy we were able to finally share this amazing news with all our family and friends!” – Emily

15. “We call our baby Nubbins…and this antique find is for him/her! – Emily

Lily & Val Presents: Pretty Ordinary Friday #102 with restored record players, vintage prop chairs and work at home life

16. “Hubby is restoring this 1956 radio/vinyl console for baby’s room. So in love with how he fixed anything!”- Emily

17. “Fell in love with these chairs from a Netflix prop sale recently…anyone watch Mindhunter?” – Emily

18. “It’s been so cold here in Pittsburgh, so I love cuddling up by the fireplace with my laptop and pup!” – Nicole, Shop Assistant

Lily & Val Presents: Pretty Ordinary Friday #102 with Sunday morning French toast, boxers and pit bulls and the fullest cup of coffee ever

19. “I like to make actual breakfast for everyone on Sundays. French toast was requested and I obliged!”- Nicole

20. “Just my little pile o’ puppies.” – Nicole

21. “That will teach me to add the creamer to the cup before brewing…” – Nicole

Lily and Val Loves- Motivate Your Healthy Lifestyle

We all try to make healthy choices, especially this time of year! Since this is usually about the time that those New Year resolutions get a little tougher to stick to, we thought some pretty products would help motivate you to stick with your healthy living choices.

This   Leakproof lunch/ snack container with case is a great choice to help you stick to your healthy snacking and eating habits. Whether your are watching your budget or your waistline, this stackable insulated container is cute enough to motivate you to meal prep the night before.

Leakproof and adorable insulated container and pouch

 

Another item you may need to bring your favorite healthy foods along is this  waxed canvas insulated lunch tote. Perfect for him or her, this tote is a great size for all your lunch and snacking options. The face that it looks so great to carry is an added bonus.

Waxed canvas lunch tote for him or her

 

We all need to drink more water (especially all the pregnant mommas around here). This glass water bottle is pretty with a cute reminder to drink your daily dose of h2O. Your skin will thank you for using this bottle too.

Need a water reminder...adorable glass water bottle to do just that.

 

We all want to cut harsh and dangerous chemicals out of our life. Deodorants are a tough place to make the all natural transition. But give your body time to detox from your usual antiperspirant, and you will fall in love with this all natural safe deodorant. It’s the best we have tried to keep you smelling fresh!

 

The best all natural deodorant we have tried! Get through a couple weeks of detox and you will notice how well natural deodorant can work!

 

An easy place to cut down on unhealthy chemicals is by ditching your dryer sheets for wool balls  . Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil for a fresh clean scent in your laundry. I love to use lavender and peppermint together on mine.

Wool balls are a great natural alternative to dryer sheets. Add a few drops of essential oil to add a fresh scent to your clothes

 

Last but not least. If you are trying to make healthy choices for your home, try making your own cleaning solutions. There are tons of great tips and recipes online for how to use natural products to safely and effectively replace everything from surface cleaners to bug sprays. Keep your new cleaning supplies organized with this  set of 3 tricolor glass spray bottles. You will easily be able to keep your solutions straight, and they are way more attractive to keep around your home than commercial cleaners. Tri-color glass spray bottles for all your home made cleaners! I like to keep one in each room (bath, kitchen, dining/living) to quick touch ups between cleanings. I hope you find something to help you make some healthy lifestyle choices this year, or at least make it a little easier to stick with the ones your have already started.

OUR LILY & VAL LOVES SERIES CONTAINS AFFILIATE LINKS. THAT MEANS A LITTLE BIT OF YOUR PURCHASE THROUGH THESE POSTS HELPS US JUST A LITTLE TOO! THIS CHANGES NOTHING ABOUT YOUR PURCHASE PRICE, AND WE ARE NOT ASKED TO FEATURE THESE ITEMS. THESE ARE JUST THINGS WE CAREFULLY PIC BECAUSE WE LOVE THEM AND THINK YOU WILL TOO! THANKS FOR HELPING SPREAD THE LOVE! XO
Fun Galentine Gift Ideas Using Zippered Pouches

We are so excited about our new Lily and Val Canvas Pouches! This time around they got a little dose of color to make things more exciting!

Since a few of the cards from our  Valentine’s day card collection looked so pretty with our new pouch colors,  we thought we’d help put some sweet Valentine’s / Galentine’s day gift set ideas together. These ideas are especially perfect for letting the special ladies in your life know how much you love them.

Gift Idea 1:

“She is lovely when she smiles” is just such a sweet reminder for us all that beauty is found in all of us when we are happy. This pouch is perfect for any gal, but we especially love this gift set for the younger ladies on your list. Every young girl deserves a reminder of how lovely she is, right? The sophisticated lavender shade is just right for any age too. Add some cute accessories like a statement earring or cute pair of sunnies (since we are all just waiting for more sun this time of year!) and you have the perfect gift for a special friend or young lady you love. (Our BFF card goes particularly well with this pouch too!)

Adorable new pouch gifting ideas

Gift Idea 2:

Our “Essentials” pouch is perfect for so many occasions.  Just pack it full of some of your favorite travel size “essentials”. Here we added items that are great to keep around for a mid-day refresh like rose scented witch-hazel and a quality lavender scented lotion for those long stressful workdays. How about the colors of this gift set with the “We Stick Together” card? Too cute!

Essentials gift pouch idea!

Gift Idea 3:

For the lady you love so much and want topamper, we chose this simple “Peony” pouch. Fill it with some pampering items like these amazing organic bath bombs and a little of your favorite essential oil and she will be so happy! Pair with the “Love you lots” card to make her feel extra special.

Self care or pamper pouch gift idea

Gift Idea 4:

For another simple gift idea that is still very thoughtful try the “I just want to make pretty things” or “Busy Bee” pouch with some of your favorite markers, inspirational pencils or other office or creative supplies. Your most practical and creative gals will love these pouch gifts!

Beautiful new Canvas Pouches for everyone!

Happy Valentine’s & Galentine’s Day, everyone!

Shop Zippered Pouches Here!