Showing posts from February, 2013

Fashion Friday- Thinking Spring

| February 28, 2013
My dear friend Laura and I had lunch today at Corner Bakery and chatted and chatted more!   Laura and I became dear friends when two of our daughters joined Girl Scouts, twenty years ago- in fact, we became the troop leaders.  We have cared for and supported one-another throughout the years. As the afternoon and sweet tea ended she shared with me that she enjoyed Fashion Friday-So my dear Laura, this Fashion Friday is  dedicated to you!! When I saw this outfit I thought of Laura-she wore a gorgeous pink jacket today.  It was stunning on her.  Pink is such a  flattering color. FASHION MONKEY Just love this white shirt and nectarine cardigan.  If you are not a fan of jeans no problem-black slacks are a timeless classic. ARCHIMEDES Isn't this set just wonderful, the black tank would be so slimming and flattering, top it with this loose fitting and vibrant red  cardigan.            . BASICALLY SIMPLE Polka dot dress, jade gray cardigan and heels-wouldn't'   you agree this says

Inspirational Thursday- Serenity

Inspiration | February 27, 2013
Have you ever thought that if you just tried harder, that if you were just a little better, if you just got that promotion, or just overlooked-that something or someone- one more time, things would change? But they didn't... Remember discovering  that the only way things were ever  going to change was to hand it all to God? Wasn't it such a relief when we finally handed it all to Him? And He knew exactly what to do.   That the love of our Heavenly Father, shelters us, protects us and guides us,  as only His love and care can ever do. Finding out that it would not be easy, but it would be possible. Through the power of God's grace, We would in time have serenity. I am linking up for Gratitude Sunday with my friend~ Linda A La Carte  Sweet Blessings,

Decorating with Pretty Poppies

Decorating | February 27, 2013
Poppies brighten any room and are often found in ornamental  gardens.  They were a funeral flower for ancient Egyptians and used as a shrine flower by the Greeks. In our home they are used as a glorious accent color.   You know, how I keep my floral arrangements year after year. Well this little poppy arrangement is no exception.  She is well over ten years old.  She has been packed, moved, dusted and bathed.  Here she is now proudly displayed on our family room mantle! Summer of 2012 we painted our living areas French Gray- With my new clean and neutral colors, I was in need for some accent colors.  I wanted to incorporate green and tangerine into my family room.   On a recent shopping trip to Kirklands I found this poppy painting!  You can imagine how pleased I was-the floral  arrangement and painting are perfect for my mantle decor. Embracing the tangerine theme, I purchased these pillow covers and brought continuity to our family room.   What colors are you choosing for Spring? Jo

Liebster Award

| February 23, 2013
Well, you can just imagine how delighted and honored I am that  Melinda, from The Refeathered Roost passed on her Liebster  Award to ATHOMEWITHjemma.  Liebster, in German, means  endearing, valued and lovely.  The award acknowledges up and  coming bloggers for outstanding accomplishments within design that is presented in their blog. Here are the rules for accepting the award: 1-  Each blogger should post 11 random facts about themselves. 2-  Answer the questions the tagger has set for you, then create 11 new questions for the chosen bloggers. 3-Choose 11 new bloggers(with less than 200 followers) to pass the award to and link them in your post. 4-Go back to their page and tell them about their award. 5-No tag backs. Here are the questions which Melinda asked about me. 1-What is your favorite room in your home? Oh my, I have two!! But if I must choose it would be our formal living room.  We just put in new hand-scraped hard wood floors,  and repainted the ceiling and walls French Gray

Fashion Friday -Pantone "linen"

Effy Collection | February 21, 2013
Last week we had a sneak peek at the colors for Pantone Spring 2013- I so enjoyed reading your comments.  I feel as though I have gotten to know you all a bit better by your choice of outfit.   It seemed to me, that the Poppy Dress was the favorite!  I thought for this Fashion Friday we would focus on neutrals.    They are such a beautiful basic to build on. Pantone calls them "linen."                                  IV2CREATE Isn't this just so feminine and sings Spring.                                                             Averbeek Beautiful basic - flattering brown blouse with "linen" slacks. Maybe for the office...                                       NATASHA-GAYDEN Might be perfect for a Bridal Luncheon?                                                           Angie P      Church perhaps?                                            CASUALITY Love these neutrals with this pop of red-evening out?                                                      ga

Inspiration Thursday-Goodness

Inspiration | February 20, 2013
           Lets embrace all the good that is in our World! Linking up with Linda at A La Carte for Gratitude Sunday A LA CARTE Let the goodness in your heart bloom. Goodness always prevails. When you believe in something, it becomes real.  Believe in  Good. Always let the light shine through your soul and spread goodness wherever you go. If each one of us would "Be The Good," What a Wonderful World it Would Be!

Spring Tablescapes

Decorating | February 19, 2013
I am sure you remember me mentioning the RED DOOR in  Shreveport, Louisiana.  I love visiting this Interior Design  Boutique.  I would like to share some darling Tablescapes with  all of you! Striking mix of tall grass and moss balls  So pretty for Easter Boxwood Topiary and Gold Yellow, Tangerine, Burlap and Butterflies. Simplicity of Red Roses. Should your travels ever take you to Shreveport or Baton Rouge Louisiana, be sure to stop and visit the RED DOOR!

Jemma's Stuffed Peppers

dinner | February 19, 2013
Growing up my Mother would prepare stuffed peppers quite often.  I would like to share with you this little recipe.  I  have changed it a bit-it is now a vegetarian recipe with the capability of being modified to your liking by adding turkey, chicken, beef or venison.  Just replace the black beans with your choice of meat. Fun Facts about the Bell Pepper- It is very low in calories, about 30. Good levels of vitamin A,C. Boosts immunity.  Ingredients for Filling: 1 medium zucchini chopped 1 red potato chopped 1/4 cup sweet vidalia onion chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 cup black beans 1/2 cup white american cheese grated 1/4 cup Fire roasted salsa 1/4 cup chopped tomato for garnish 1/4 cup sliced hass avocado for garnish The Bell Pepper:  Par Boil Before Filling: We are going to par-boil these peppers in the microwave-  1/4 cup water 2 large bell peppers 1/8 tsp sea salt 1 Pyrex baking dish Plastic wrap