Daily Occurrences

What a lame assortment of photos for this Daily Occurrences. This past week has been busy, busy, busy. When will it slow down? Summer? Do I still get a summer break? No? Okay. Last Sunday we were able to see our wonderful friend Bri get baptized after we discovered that we have MICE. Ew to the max. Of course, my little Desh is still rolling around totally unaffected by the issue at hand. I’ve been spending my lunch breaks looking at new apartments and we found something on Wednesday. Horray! More details to come later. For now – I will enjoy this weekend and get ready for my trip to Vegas! Happy Weekend!

Fashion Show at Lunch

Does anyone get that reference? Fashion show! Fashion show! Fashion show at lunch! [The Office reference]. I love Mindy Kaling. Anyways, thought I’d put together a little fashion show at lunch. Classy can take all forms. 1) I love this adorable pink coat accenting the black & white outfit. 2) LOVE the lace dress. 3) Sahara Peach Sunglasses from Need Supply Co. 4) HOOPA Nude T-Bar Sandals from Topshop 5) Peach Sleeveless Tuck Detail Dress from Topshop 6) School Girl Satchel from Need Supply Co.

20 Best Twenty

I’m excited and honored to be a part of 20 Best Twenty for the next two months. As stated on their site, “20 Best Twenty reveals the best designs, premier pieces, and unique products from independent makers across the globe. Every two months, 20 new items in 20 unique categories will be highlighted by ourselves and The Crew.”

I’m featured under the, “To Go,” category as a freelancer! They feature bloggers, designers, and independent thinkers. They are not an online store and they do not profit from a sale. 20 Best Twenty states, “Our goal is simple – to feature the undiscovered items that are often lost in an age of chain retailers and commercial advertising. We celebrate inspired design, and unite original ideas with discerning consumers.”

Be sure to visit and support all of these creatives and check back in May for new features.

Clothes for Your Laptop

Now that I’m the proud owner of a Macbook Pro again (No, not new. Just off Craigslist) I decided to go case hunting. Here are my finds! (1) Velvet Idole (2) Sivanna Design on Etsy (3) Ccommeca on Etsy (4) Kazzki on Etsy (5) Squark on Etsy (6) Matt and Nat

One Day : Dream Wedding

I’m excited and happy to be continuing my series, One Day, every week on Wednesday! To kick off the first week back, I decided to collaborate with Heather to create her dream wedding styleboard. We’re covering everything from flowers, dresses, venue, to favors. Enjoy and take it all in!

Heather has decided to go with a color scheme of creme, muted artichoke green, with hints of muted pink. She notes that she really loves things more in a matte than a sheen. Muted pink and white peonies will be everywhere. Her dress will stay short and stylish while their wedding party will stay classy and cool.
The details that Heather chose for her dream wedding are amazing! From the hanging plant globes, to the garden chandelier, to the little menu game, it’s all
personalized. [Sources: paper garland, ring pillow, wedding band]
Heather stated, “One of my passions in life is buying, eating and living local.” The local honey, Ohio necklaces from Tigertree, and the Ohio pin are just subtle ways of expressing this to her guests. Handkerchief invitations were also a must (examples here, here, and here). [Source for "The Wedding Tree" found here]
Last but not least, the venue. Heather really gets her vision across in her quote below. Top three photo credits to Joy Marie Photography.
Heather may not be getting married in the near future but goodness I hope she does soon. This one day would be beautiful, comfortable, and heartfelt. I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did. Check back next Wednesday for the next One Day post. I’ll be sharing information from a bride preparing for her day in May!

How to Care for Introverts

A few weeks ago, Candace linked to this. I thought I would remind all my friends and family that, as Candace put, I do come with an instruction manual.

How to Care for Introverts

  • Respect their need for privacy.
  • Never embarrass them in public.
  • Let them observe first in new situations.
  • Give them time to think. Don’t demand instant answers.
  • Don’t interrupt them.
  • Give them advanced notice of expected changes in their lives.
  • Give them 15 minutes warnings to finish whatever they are doing before calling them to dinner or moving on to the next activity.
  • Reprimand them privately.
  • Teach them new skills privately rather than in public.
  • Enable them to find one best friend who has similar interests and abilities; encourage this relationship even if the friend moves.
  • Do not push them to make lots of friends.
  • Respect their introversion. Don’t try to remake them into extroverts.

Photo source unknown. Let me know if you know!

Monday Link Love

Get excited. My wedding series, One Day, is coming back this Wednesday! In order to peak your interest, I thought I’d dedicate this Monday’s Link Love to all things classy and all things wedding. Enjoy.

From top to bottom: Christian Oth‘s amazing photography, adorable Chicago wedding invites, a great idea for your seating chart, and of course BHLDN‘s amazing Nuptials of Yesteryear.

 

One Day V.2

After many requests, I’m bringing back my wedding series, “One Day.” However–I’m still in the process of revamping the series and making it something that will keep you all interested and excited. If you recently have gotten married or are getting married (or maybe you know the perfect couple to recommend), please contact me at salutations@allisonlehman.com! Maybe you’re not even close to getting married but would like to create a dream wedding mood board? Let’s do it. Whether it’s tips, DIYs, ideas, traditions, vows or anything that made your special day unique, I want each post to be different. To read past “One Day” posts, click here. And to all my other readers, thoughts or ideas?

Photos found here and here.

Vote for Desh!

My little darling Desh is in a contest! He could be voted the Cutest Dog in Columbus!! The contest is being hosted by Danielle Neil Photography. Check her out! The winner gets a lil doggy photoshoot. How cute.

We would both be extremely grateful if you would take a moment and vote for him here. Only one vote per IP address so if you are at work, vote once and vote again when you’re at home! Seriously- how adorable is he?

Daily Occurrences

The past week in iPhone photos: We sold our iPad and I got a used Macbook Pro again (I used to have one before I bought my iMac) because I really need the flexibility and mobility to design while I’m away from the house. We were spoiled with 60+ degree weather and I got to wear flats and take Desh on long walks. I’m currently reading Room by Emma Donoghue and really enjoy it. Not too far into the plot, though. I’ve been eating bananas in my cereal, become obsessed with pineapple juice/Singpore Slings, and eating guacamole as a meal. Desh is as cute as always and last weekend I got to see all my college friends thanks to Skype! It’s been a good year so far.