25 August 2016

Thoughts Of Home On Thursday #29

Link up and share your crafts, projects, recipes and inspiration

Good morning friends and welcome to week #29 of Thoughts of Home on Thursday. 
Our hostess this week is Stacey from Poofing the Pillows. 
She recently featured miniature peach pies in honor of National Peach Pie Day.
These were a hit at home!!

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As this summer season ends,  Autumn inspiration is already rolling out in magazines and on blogs.
Who's ready for pot roast and cute sweaters? 
Bet you'll find some great fall ideas here this week to spark your energy and creativity. 
Last week we had 329 beautiful posts linked together. To say that we are amazed and grateful is an understatement. We really do appreciate that you join us each week. 
Now let's see the beautiful features.

Inspiration

At Estelle's, Betsy whipped up an amazing Autumn Brunch for her family. The menu sounds delicious and the food is mouthwatering.  The sweet part is this is for her family. What a blessing!
Brunch, menu, family

Decorating
Sara at Twelve on Main loves gorgeous farmhouse style decorating. 
She shared her ideas for decorating with scales last week. 
This post makes me want to go to the flea market and find some for myself.
Thoughts of home on Thursday with at home with Jemma



Gardening

At Garden Therapy, Stephanie shared her 10 favorite plants to choose for wonderful fragrance. 
I'm keeping this list handy for next spring.


Thoughts Of Home On Thursday, gardening, flowers, tips

DIY

Diane at An Extraordinary Day showed us how to completely change the look of a lamp by covering the lampshade. It's the little things like this that make a home look personalized and stretch your decorating dollars.


DIY, decorating, projects, ideas, lamp, refresh. At Home With Jemma

Recipes
And last but not least, Brett from This Mama Loves created a Coffee Glazed Coffee Cake that is a winner for sure. I can imagine this being served to friends and family this fall or during the holidays.


Coffee glazed coffee cake, recipe, dessert, Thoughts Of Home on Thursday


And now for this week, we ask that you please: 

 1. Link back to this post or any of the four hosts websites. 


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22 August 2016

Sweet Woodland Baby Shower

So, my last post left us all with me wearing my new outfit and heading to Oklahoma to visit 

and help host our daughter's Woodland Baby shower.

I really want to tell you all how much I appreciate your support and kindness, as I share 

fashion finds and wear them.

It is a new chapter of my life and you welcomed me-thank you.

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I left our home on Friday morning and drove the four hours to Oklahoma with lots and lots 

of rain but arrived in good shape and ready to set up the goodies for the baby shower.

I am very happy to share the details of the shower with you, as I think that you could use 

this theme for many gatherings.

It is simple, sweet, natural and classic.

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  All social gatherings must have flowers and greenery, it is a absolute must to include them in your budget when hosting a party.
Flowers add texture, interest, color and are great fillers for empty spots on your tables.

Great place to purchase flowers is Costco, your local market and of course Trader Joe's. 
For the woodland theme Baby Shower we used the following:
a. Eucalyptus 
b. Sage
c. Boxwood stems
d. Carnations
e. Baby's breath
f.  Cotton

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We used two different types of faux garland, one boxwood garland, and the other floral.

We combined three delicate gold deer which held tea candles, a variety of mason jars and 

gold candles to create various vignettes on tables and throughout her home.

For our color theme we used green, pink, gold, clear, white, and natural.



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Rebecca and I wanted to serve the cake on a large  bark slab, but goodness gracious those 

slabs are so expensive. We chose to use a wood slice instead, and improvised by 

purchasing a extra large wood slice and setting it on top of  a mud pie pedestal cake stand.






We covered the slab with wax paper before placing the cake on top of the slice, trimming

the wax paper to fit just underneath the cake, so as not to show.

Frost the cake while on the slab, so you don't risk the chance of the cake falling apart.

Add some real and faux flowers and of course a cute little deer on top of the cake after 

frosting.

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We purchased this galvanized metal and wood sign for the party, knowing that it would

be transitioned into the nursery.
At home with jemma decorates for a baby girl baby shower


We added a burlap runner, cotton, mason jars with flowers, paper straws placed in a white 

ceramic vessel, and a rustic metal two tiered cake stand, for the dessert table.


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As a thank you to our guests we purchased Linen bags from Saveoncrafts, stamped them 

with a deer, filled each bag with a pack of sunflower seeds and tucked them in mini clay 

pots.

I love these linen bags, they are not flimsy.

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Supply List for Sweet Woodland Baby Shower/ Woodland Party 

1.  Clay pots
2.  Tiered cake stand
3.  Linen bags
4.  Seed packets
5.  Galvanized metal and wood decorative pieces
5.  White & pink carnations, eucalyptus, sage, baby's breath
6.  Deer stamp & black ink pad
7.  Various jars filled with flowers
8.  Gold deer and tea lights (Hobby Lobby)
9.  Greenery
10. Wood Slab

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Congratulations to this sweet family!

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XO!

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19 August 2016

Fashion Friday & Glamour Farms

Many of you know that I enjoy fashion and for quite some time I had a Fashion Friday post on my blog. I was always on the look out for good quality, great price, fabulous fit and great styles.
Today I am very pleased to introduce you to Glamour Farms, a wonderful on line boutique, where you and I will find exactly those things that I just mentioned.
This great company was founded by a Mother and her two daughters, and they are offering chic, fashionable and affordable designs made with us in mind.
I feel so very thankful to have met this creative team at the Haven Conference in Atlanta.
I am just thinking to myself, in this day and age how often do you really get to meet the owners of a business.
I do not take partnering with a company lightly, so when I visited with the owners of
Glamour Farms I saw a family business with a big heart. They are the sort of folks that by shaking their hand is sealing the deal, because they stand behind what they say and sell.
So here is what I chose to share with you today!
Since we are in-between seasons and knowing that Fall is just around the corner I chose this navy and mint medallion print Whitney Tunic/Dress. I love it's versatility as I am wearing it here as a dress, but you will also see it worn as a tunic.
Underneath I am wearing the Ahh-Mazing Long Tank, it is a comfortable body shaper which smooths and slims. It feels like a second skin and breathes. A perfect undergarment for hot or cold weather.
One of my favorite things about the Whitney are the sleeves and the a-line styling.
Keeping the Whitney a little dressy here I chose to wear a statement necklace and classic circle earrings with a simple pair of sandals.
If you happen to live in Texas or be familiar with it's weather patterns we can go from 100 degrees to 70 degrees in 10 minutes.
So for me having a pair or two of quality leggings is a must and naturally Glamour Farms has just
the perfect legging for me, the Tummy Tuck Ankle Legging.
I chose navy blue to pick up the blue in my Whitney tunic.
There was a little chill in the air too, so I tossed on this lightweight wrap, a pair of ankle boots and changed out my earlier jewelry for a more casual look.
I think this looks a little bohemian now and I love how the Whitney can be dressed up or down.
This fabric is amazing, it does not stretch nor does it wrinkle-perfect to toss in a suitcase for a weekend get away.
Glamour Farms is a small family owned business operated right here in the U.S.A. and I encourage you to pay them a visit and say Hi.
If you would like to shop at Glamour Farms they have generously included a code for you to receive a discount on their products.
Just use code ATHOMEWITHJEMMA981 for $10 off any purchase over $20.
(regular prices only, not sale!) Discount code can only be used once.
This code is valid beginning 8/22/2016 and ends on 9/25/2016 

*This post does contain affiliate links, you will not be charged extra for items purchased.*


I am heading to Oklahoma now for our youngest daughter's baby shower and I will be wearing this outfit!

Have a fabulous weekend my dears!
XO


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18 August 2016

Thoughts Of Home On Thursday #28

Thank you for joining us for the 28th week of Thoughts of Home on Thursday.

We so look forward to you sharing your time and talents with us, it is such a wonderful part 

of our week.



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17 August 2016

Oreo Cream Dessert

I have really and truly been meaning to share this decadent and simple dessert with you all 

since June!

I served it at our Texas Craft Retreat and there was not one spoonful left, so I suppose that 

means it gets a 5 star rating.

Here is the banner I made for the retreat and this link is how I went about organizing the 

Craft Retreat.

This dessert is definitely not for the faint of heart or those that are dieting, but if your Motto is

Eat dessert first, well this Oreo Cream Dessert is calling your name!

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I have put together a little pictorial tutorial with the recipe for Oreo Cream Dessert located at the bottom of this post.

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Oreo Cream Dessert for a party made by Jemma
Tutorial on making Oreo Cream dessert

add butter, crushed oreos, press into pan and top with cream cheese mixture

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Pouring chocolate pudding over cream cheese mixture

layered dessert, chocolate, cool whip, cream cheese, pudding, vanilla

At Home with Jemma shares a decadent and easy dessert

oreo cookies, butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, chocolate pudding, coolwhip
I wanted this to be such a special occasion for everyone at the Craft retreat that I served this

Oreo Cream Dessert in retro champagne glasses that were my Mother's.

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Serving this Oreo dessert in these glasses really dressed up the event.
Oreo Cream Dessert
Thank you so much for joining me and I look forward to seeing you back on Thursday for our weekly link party and then on Friday for a new look at some Fashion Finds!

Are you in the mood to make DIY Sugar cubes?
Just click Here.

xo

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15 August 2016

Blue and Orange Monogram Harvest Wreath

A long time ago in the land of living plain and simple, there was majestic farmland nestled 

in the intermountain west.

Along with the land, the rivers, the mountains and fresh air there was a saying that 

many of the old timers and farmers often shared with one another.



It was simple and very true, a proclamation of sorts, spoken in reference to Fall.

You see there was always an underlying sense of urgency when the phrase was spoken, 

as well as there should have been, given that much time, money, sweat and and physical 

labor had been devoted to these crops that were on the cusp of being harvested.

Precious crops which had to be harvested before the first frost of the season.

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Of course this phrase does not apply to me or mine now, there is currently not a single crop 

to harvest in the Texas territory of my home.

But each time the first of August rolls around, I hear in the meadows of my mind, voices

of many a farmer, including those of my parents, telling one another.


"You can tell that Fall is just around the corner, as there is a change in the air."


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Do I feel a change in the air?  Most certainly I do!

It could be that my mind is playing tricks or perhaps that breeze from the North really does

bring a slight chill. 
So in lieu of harvesting a wheat or potato field I celebrate the signs of the season by

creating all sorts of goodies in anticipation of Fall.


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Sharing with you the items I used to make this Monogram Harvest Wreath.

1.  Grapevine Wreath
2.  Letter of our last name
3.  Assorted wire edged ribbon
4.  Sunflowers
5.  Fall leaves
6.  Assorted Fall picks
7.  Florist cutters
8.  Glue gun
9.  Scissor
10.Spray paint

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I am thinking Fall and counting down the days until it's official arrival on September 22!


In personal news, I am getting back into the swing of things after being on the road for 
several weeks with vacation, Haven and visiting family.

I hope that you are all doing well, I am wondering what you have all been doing these past few weeks.

This week I am excited to be sharing with you all this Harvest Wreath, a recipe, Thoughts of Home on Thursday and Fall Fashion Friday.

Thanks to all of you who sent well wishes for our daughter's health scare, she is doing much better.

Looking forward to catching up with everyone too!!

XO


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