Something happened when I got pregnant for the first time. I looked around my house, with its hardwood floors and muted earth tones, and suddenly I could see clutter.
Plastic, light-up abominations littering the floors. Vinyl everything in ridiculously garish colors, threatening the warm zen I was trying so hard to cultivate in our tiny mountain home. Continue reading →
I may be a blogger here at Lehman’s, but let me assure you, I was a groupie long before. This place is TEEMING with American-made goodies that are functional, durable, and make some seriously unique gifts. Check out the ones I cherry-picked for your shopping delight: Continue reading →
What is the best holiday of the year? There are no costumes that need to be designed, no eggs to be dyed and no explosions going off next door. (Don’t get me wrong – I love Easter, Halloween and The Fourth of July as much as any teenager). Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays because it can be so simple – gather your family, large or small, around the table and share a meal together. Continue reading →
I’m a solo woman farmer living in a yurt that is heated with wood. My life is a pretty idyllic one—getting to live and farm in a beautiful spot near Decorah, Iowa in the driftless region is not something to be taken without buckets of gratitude. There are some things that are hard about my life, too, as is the case in all lives. There are daily chores to be done that sometimes become a slog. There’s the inevitable challenge of creating a sustainable balance between my social life, personal life, spiritual life, and work life. But one thing that is in many ways pure joy is the chance to cut and split my own wood.Continue reading →
Are you a pie family or a cake family? What do I mean? Well, when you were growing up, what was served for birthdays? Or for dessert at holidays? When I was growing up, my mom made amazing Barbie dress cakes, character cakes, 3D elephants and more! At Thanksgiving, she’d make red velvet cake, and sometimes…SOMETIMES she would buy a pumpkin pie. We are a cake family. Continue reading →
YouTube vloggers Doug and Stacy (“Off Grid with Doug and Stacy”) have taken the homesteading world by storm. Their down-to-earth charm and common-sense advice speaks to anyone longing to throw off their stressful job and live a simpler life. Continue reading →
Editor’s Note:Last week, we covered sustainable, organic ways to grow your own orchard. Now it’s time to start planning! Here is a checklist organized by months to get your orchard growing. We also have this available in a pdf, so you can just print it off. Click here to get the pdf.
If you win, you and a guest will get a behind the scenes tour of our store in Kidron, Ohio. You’ll have fun spotting all the antiques (our store is filled with them!) and exploring thousands of products. (Trust us – you’ll want to bring your walking shoes.) There will be time to shop, too, since this prize package comes with a $200 Lehman’s gift card!
Plus, you’ll get to enjoy a scrumptious lunch with the Lehman family. You might even get to meet this guy…
Jay Lehman, founder of Lehman’s!
This prize package totals $1,000! Here’s everything it includes:
$200 Lehman’s gift card
Lunch with the Lehman family
Behind the scenes tour of Lehman’s
$400 travel credit
A guided tour of Amish Country
One night stay for two people the Carlisle Inn Walnut Creek