About Jemma

                  Welcome to At Home With Jemma

Hello, I am Jemma,

I am a wife, mother, grandmother, baker, organic gardener, writer, DIYer and an enthusiastic individual who embraces life. My husband and I live in our French Country home on two acres in the country.  We live a life of simple abundance where we share the joys of inspiring and beautiful living with family and friends.

The Rest Of The Story,

I began writing At Home With Jemma in 2013, with a desire to share the joys of homemaking.

It is important to me to be able to share tried and true recipes,practical and applicable gardening tips, motivational articles and simple love of home decorating ideas with my readers and family.
If it works for me I sure want to share it with you!

Growing up on a farm and being raised by two vibrant and hard working parents instilled in me the importance of being authentic.

A favorite quote of mine is from Hamlet when Polonius's tells his son;
 "To Thine Own Self Be True."


The Baker

I show my love of home, family and friends by baking, cooking and tweaking all types of recipes and I share them right here with you.
If I haven't given the recipe a whirl, tasted it, and liked it, I am not about to share it.
You'll get the best that my Kitchen and I have to offer.
That's a promise.

The Gardener

My garden is a real honest and true producing garden.
I fight bugs, swat at mosquitoes and unfortunately fight an ongoing battle with fire ants. 
I grow 90 % of my garden from seeds using only organic materials.
I am in my garden daily during the planting and harvesting months and I share tips on how to grow healthy, strong and producing plants.

The Decorator

I have enjoyed decorating since childhood and have even been known to decorate camper trailers too.
I think that they call it glamping now.
Shop your home is my motto to live by and I share a variety of tips on to do just that.

The DIYer

Any DIY project that I can do, so can you.
I am not complicated in my craft projects, I like things that turn out.
Wreaths are sort of my thing too.

Some of you have asked, are you Jemma or Joyce?

I am both! So you may call me by either and I will answer:)

I was born Joyce Emma-some of my family calls me Jemma.

When I first began writing this blog, the majority of the family vote was

for the blog to be named At Home With Jemma

Now you know the rest of the story!


  1. Hi Jemma,

    Just came across your blog today! Such a lovely page. Absolutely love your name...its my daughters name, but we spell it with a "G" just had to share. Keep on inspiring : )

  2. Well I just love the name Jemma! And what a beautiful family picture! Nothing like family. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  3. You are just awesome! That is all! 😊

  4. What a lovely, lovely family you have Jemma! You share a wealth of inspiration and ideas on creating a beautiful home! Big hugs!

  5. Now we know the story behind Jemma! I love that name!

  6. Lovely! I think you are a kindred, Jemma!

  7. Hello Jemma! So lovely to hear more about you my friend, and to know you are well and in your garden! I sure miss you on IG....I used to see you daily but I can understand that being in your garden not only takes a lot of time, it's where you want to be!

    I would also love to see more of your home one day. Would you give us a home tour?

    Blessings to you dear one. I miss you!


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