The Perks of Shopping Locally

Christmas in the Store

Small Business Saturday is THIS Saturday! Come visit our store in Kidron and see our beautiful Christmas decorations and displays.

Editor’s Note: In celebration of Small Business Saturday (Nov. 24th), today we’re sharing with you a glimpse of the shops in our hometown (Kidron, Ohio). Enjoy!

I love needing to travel only a short distance to have a good time. Spending time and money at local shops in my area is great because it’s quick, fun, personable, and the people there know my name! I can walk into a bookstore just a five-minute drive from my apartment and they greet me personally when I walk in the door. I’m a regular at the fair-trade shop, coffee shop, and several restaurants in my neighborhood. It’s so nice to be known where I go, and to know the people that are benefiting from my purchases personally. It also feels great to know that I’m contributing to the growth and maintenance of their stores and helping to keep them going.

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The Simple Joys of the Holidays

christmas fun with eli & mattieThis time of the year there tends to be a moment for everyone, a moment that all the comfort of the holidays come rushing back. Maybe it’s the first time you hear Christmas music playing over the radio, and even though you think, “It can’t be time for this yet” you can’t help but feel a little moment of childhood giddiness. Or maybe it’s the first evening the temperate drops and you’re cuddled in a blanket sipping the newest holiday flavor of coffee or tea. Sounds heavenly right? Continue reading

Win a $1,000 Trip to Lehman’s!

Lehman's Amish Country GiveawayHave you heard? We’re offering you a chance to win a trip to Ohio’s Amish Country! And of course, this trip includes a visit to our favorite place – Lehman’s! 

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

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
  • Tickets to a musical at Ohio Star Theater

Hurry! Our sweepstakes ends November 1st, 2017. Click here to enter.

Good luck – we hope to see you in Kidron!

A “Homesteadcation”: Learning Country Skills from Back Then

kroger homesteadWhen family and friends come to town, I always ask them what they want to see and do while they’re here. My dad, for example said he wanted to, “see a buggy.”

“Do you want to see 1 buggy? We’ll go to Aldi. Wanna see 20? We’ll drive out 250 for a stretch.” That was an easy one to fulfill. Continue reading

Make YOUR Summer Sizzle: Master Skills For A Simpler Life!

There’s never been a better time to visit our store! Our summer class schedule is packed with informative, entertaining sessions designed to help you discover and master simpler living skills.  Continue reading

First-Ever Ladies Night Out at Our Store!

Looking for an enjoyable evening to spend with your girlfriends, but not into the nightclub scene? Come check out the “nightlife” at Lehman’s! We’re planning a delightful evening of delicious food, entertainment, shopping, learning and downright pampering – and it’s all for you and your girlfriends. Continue reading

Are You Ready? September is National Preparedness Month!

A potential lifesaver in emergencies, and a helpful light on countless other occasions. This bright LED flashlight never needs batteries, so it's always ready to use. A best-seller at Lehmans.com.

A potential lifesaver in emergencies, and a helpful light on countless other occasions. This bright LED flashlight never needs batteries, so it’s always ready to use. A best-seller at Lehmans.com.

Are you ready? We’re in the thick of seasonal change, with summer sliding into fall. Hurricane season still has a month to go. Although many weather sites say tornado season ‘ends’ in July, folks in the Plains states may beg to differ. And in the upper northwest and the mountains, there could already be some snow.

Throughout the month, we will feature preparedness articles so that you and your family can stay safe. We’ll take a look at Lehman’s best preparedness products too–the ones my fellow employees and I have in our own homes.

And don’t forget: the National Weather Service, the American Red Cross, and Ready.gov are all available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The advice on these sites is time-tested and reliable. Let’s all do something to be better prepared for emergencies this month! Stay tuned.

 

 

Sap’s Running in Amish Country!

Hello, friends. Dave here. We’re busy collecting and boiling maple sap these days. Have eighteen gallons of syrup finished, and a pretty good “run” today. Looks like the next few days may be decent. Went for a short drive today to see if my Amish neighbors are collecting sap too, and they are. We’ll post some pictures here with some explanations. Continue reading