Easy Chocolate Tart

Happy Valentine's Day to one and all and I hope that true love finds you wherever you happen to be! Today on At Home With Jemma we will be making an Easy Homemade Chocolate Valentine Tart. I sure hope that you decide to make this yummy chocolate dessert recipe too, because I don't want you to miss out on one incredible nibble of this tasty treat! Easy Chocolate Tart Recipe I chose this easy chocolate tart recipe because it is from the one and only Pioneer Woman. You know her... We all love her...her family, her style, her food and her cookware. Ann Marie "Ree" Drummond has given us the gift of practical, tasty and good food, that we can actually make! Because it is Valentine's Day I thought that while I am sharing this wonderful chocolate dessert recipe, I'll also share a few handmade Valentine decorations that I made to decorate our "new," "old" Colorado home. No one can have too many hearts on the day of love... Happ


DIY Farmhouse Wall Hook Rack

Ten On The Tenth Thrift Store Makeover Hello Dear Readers and welcome to TEN on the TENTH! If you are a bargain shopper today is your day! Today you will find thirteen bloggers sharing economical, easy and naturally, thrifty ideas on how we made the most of our thrift store shopping experience. Today I am sharing my DIY Farmhouse Wall Hook Rack. This DIY project is a quick makeover and makes for super cute home decor, for any room in our homes. Double bonus is this... I think it'd be perfect for Valentine's Day too! Links To All Of The Blogs Are At The End Of This Post. As you probably know by now we recently moved to Monument Colorado and naturally one of the first things I wanted to do was check out the nearby shops. Monument has a super cute downtown and I have really been looking forward to checking out a few of our local thrift shops too. Sadie, my traveling and walking buddy This past week Sadie and I loaded up in the Yukon and headed out. I even had


Facing The Fear

Hello Dear Readers and whoever ever else might be reading. I suppose one never truly knows who "hears" or reads what we write behind this computer screen. But write I shall as I am beginning a new chapter in an old life. I am writing this to hold myself accountable. I can make a wreath… If you have been reading my blog the last six years you know I can make wreaths, sand, paint, garden and cook. I love my family. I love Jesus and I love adventures and the outdoors. But the real question that I have for myself this year is can I learn something new, unfamiliar and totally out of my comfort zone? Am I too old to learn new things?? "Can you teach an old dog new tricks??" I can sand... Can I learn something new… Materials are purchased, contacts have been made and I have even received my first e-mail from my "teacher." I am excited, apprehensive and searching. I search to stretch my mind, move out of my comfort zone and commit to unc


Our Colorado Life

Hello Dear Friends and New Subscribers I am dropping in to say Hi and Happy New Year! Thank you for all the well wishes as we ventured up the mountain (we are at 7,300 feet now.) We have arrived safely to our cottage home in Monument Colorado. The day we arrived it snowed like crazy, we gasped, Sadie chased a rabbit and of course I fell down! But aside from all of that I am here today to welcome you to my world of frosty snow, and magical pines. Our mountain cottage is nestled on 4 acres of Ponderosa Pines. Surprisingly enough we haven't been all that cold(seriously we haven't!) and there is a very real reason why we haven't been too terribly cold...dry air. My frosty angel I have discovered that my hair and crackling joints love dry air...my skin does not. I have used a couple of jars of aquaphor on my lips and even on my hands, bottles of lotion too. I now know what alligator skin feels and looks like! EEK! So if you drop by for a visit let me know in adva


Our Colorado Home

Hi friends! Today I am sharing our upcoming adventure with you. We are relocating to Black Forest/Colorado Springs Colorado. I thought I would begin documenting this adventure by sharing a few photos of our Colorado home with you. We have big plans of transforming this home and making it ours, from the outside to the inside and in-between. The hubby and I plan on doing as much as of the transformation on our own as we can. The Colorado housing market has been very challenging for us and home prices are higher in Colorado than in Texas. On our recent housing hunting trip the hubby and I each had our wish list and then reality set in. Reality is a great way of keeping us all in check. On this house hunting trip reality made us stretch our imaginations and dollars. The bones of this house are virtually without flaw. This is a one owner home and these folks have taken excellent care of their home and property so we feel blessed to have found it. Their decorating style is


Simple Fall Decor In Our Dining Room

Fall is my favorite season. I love vibrant red and gold colored leaves, crisp morning air and even a light frost. The change of season is like a breath of fresh air; renewing, enlightening and invigorating. In celebration of my favorite season I have gathered together a few festive Fall supplies along with a couple of velvet pumpkins, a few jars, and some flowers to create this simple Fall decor in our Dining Room. This pumpkin inspired centerpiece is simple and mess free. No carving or seeds, just a few pint size jars jazzed up . On my antique hutch I added some pumpkins to an ironstone platter. You know, I never truly realized how much I enjoy color until I began my blog. I thought I was a neutral sort of person and I guess I am for the backdrop. But I sure do enjoy adding warm hues and vibrant tones. And flowers, always flowers, faux, real or paper, purchased, handmade or homegrown. I certainly hope that I will always decorate for the