Beaver Creek Mountain Village

I made a mountain journey this past weekend to Beaver Creek Mountain Village where I met up with my son, his wife and three grandchildren. Beaver Creek Mountain Village is sweetly nestled in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. When Colorado sought to host the  1976 Winter Olympics , Beaver Creek development was part of its successful bid in May 1970 The drive from our home is an easy 3 hour drive. I took highway 25 onto 470 West and intersected with 70 West which took me right into the middle of the glorious Rocky Mountains. The views were amazing and I popped open the sunroof (20 degrees) revved up the heater and the music too. Carole King was my radio companion for most of the way. The Aspen Tree  has always been a favorite of mine, any time of the year. Beaver Creek ski area operates on National Forest System lands under special use permit to the White River National Forest . The 30-year permit assigns a portion of the bundle of rights associated with land ownership to the permit hold


Welcome March!

Welcome family, friends and March to At Home With Jemma. March arrived in Colorado like a Lamb and then quickly turned on a dime and became a roaring lion. I am discovering that I enjoy Mother's Natures weather games, because no matter how much snow we get the sun spreads her golden beams of sunshine through the frosty Ponderosa Pine branches. Sadie and I Walk Sadie and I walk pretty much everyday and she loves, loves the frosty snow and it seems I pretty much to do. She's my sweet Golden and I love her. Sadie May 15 Months Jack Frost Jack Frost works his magic on puddles of melted snow and the crunch of the ice as it snaps and crackles often times makes Sadie jump an inch or two or more... It seems to us that Sadie thinks she is a Kangaroo these days and we have now nicknamed her Roo. Early signs of Spring Among the Pines and Sun It is the long walks with Sadie among the pines and sun that center us both. Happiness Is Also Creatin


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