About Brian and Fatima

We’re Brian and Fatima: husband and wife, baker and cook, mess-maker and cleaner-upper, photographer and model, MBA and CPA, travelers, runners, and homebodies. We love a good margarita, rainy days wrapped in sweats, picnics in Central Park, and sharing laughs with family and friends.

We met in college, after graduation we moved to New York City, and were married in 2014. Lilies and Loafers started as a way for us to share easy, delicious, and budget friendly meals. Branching out, we now include stories about our DIY projects, gardening tips, our travels, entertaining tips, local events, and other inspirations. Welcome to our lives in the big city, we’re happy to have you join us.

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As much as we love cooking, baking, and crafting, we love to create conversations and interact with our readers. We always present the ups and downs of our projects; what worked, what didn’t, and what we could improve. And when we’re sharing our love for a particular recipe or DIY project, it’s important to know that we’ve tried it, made it, and in the case of food, ate it. Feel free to get in touch with us about anything on the site, our recipes, projects, or stories.

This site is always a work in progress. In addition to new ideas, we love updating and refreshing past photos and ideas.

Need to get in touch? Contact us here.

Thanks for reading,

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    Ivelina Boneva
    November 26, 2012 at 4:34 PM

    LOVE THIS BLOG! I am currently a student and will be starting full time work at a public accounting firm in June. I love cooking, especially on a budget 🙂 I’ll be sure to check back here soon!

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      2 Broke Cooks
      November 26, 2012 at 10:57 PM

      Thank you! Let us know what your favorite dishes are!

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