Holiday Homemaking Tips and Creating A Family Friendly Charcuterie Board

Hi Friends! Today Dave and I are just driving home after finishing up our marathon 3000 mile plus drive from Colorado to North Carolina and then on to Mississippi. Whew...we are tired! We so enjoyed our Southern family time so very much! So today, I am wondering what you are all up to? Finishing up decorating, Christmas shopping... All of this wondering has lead me to this blog post. I thought I'd share with you a few tips on Homemaking. These tips truly do help to simplify the Holiday season. Today I am also adding a little DIY  Family Friendly charcuterie board! Charcuterie Board includes olives, nuts, cheese, crackers, pickles, meats and jams.


Make It Yourself Swag Project

Calling all Homemakers and Crafters! It is that time of the year to fluff our homes and bake and craft to our hearts content. So today I am sharing an easy Make It Yourself Swag Project. This project is perfect for mantles, Christmas Trees, Headboards, Footboards, Armoires, Kitchens and just about any place you would like to add a splash of colors.


My First Year Of Growing Dahlia's In Colorado

Hello and Welcome! Today is August 22, 2019 and today is the very first entry into my Gardening Journal. Today I am beginning with a broad overview of Dahlia's including some notes at the end of this post of my first year of gardening in Colorado. During the course of the upcoming year I will include my experiences, observations, notes, successes, losses, recommendations, and the model of my small but semi-prolific Flower Farm. I am gardening at an elevation of 7,369 feet. There are a variety of challenges at this altitude.                                Fresh Garden Bouquet From My Raised Garden Beds August 2019


The Joy Of Flowers

Hello Folks! We haven't chatted in awhile and I am really wondering how everyone is doing... so how about we get this conversation going and chat about flowers. Flowers are like the universal love language, right? So let's share the love. Oh these "love" flowers might be one's that we grow, paper flowers which we make, embroidered flowers that are stitched, purchased flowers from our favorite Farmer's Market, or a field of flowers where we picked our own bouquet, or hey even those flowers which we dream about.      From my Mountain garden: Sunflowers, Delphiniums, David Austin Roses.                                               


DIY Kitchen Cabinet Makeover

Good Morning Family, Friends and DIY'ers! The time has come for me to share my DIY Kitchen Cabinet Makeover in our Colorado home . It is a process that cannot be rushed and patience along with a sturdy back, hands and arms are required. I still have about eight more cabinets to do. I will be sharing before and after photos of our Kitchen cabinets along with a supply list and the real facts on how I successfully stripped, sanded, and painted our builder grade Oak cabinets. his type of project is perfect for those months that require an individual to be indoors more than outdoors. So without further delay let's proceed! I have always loved a white Kitchen!  Many of you will remember our white gourmet Kitchen in Rockwall, Texas. My Texas Kitchen was a dream Kitchen which my husband and I designed.  So with that same design in mind, we are ever so slowly creating an abbreviated version of that dream white Kitchen right here in our Colorado Cottage Home. They s


Postcard From Jemma

Hello Folks, It's been awhile since we chatted and I hope this finds you all well. Today I am sending you postcards from Colorado, Texas and Puerto Rico from my new blog layout on Blogger! I am thrilled to have migrated from WordPress to blogger with the professional, kind and smart know-how of Rebekah Samuel( Lady Gadget , and her worker bee Team.) A BIG thank you goes out to Rebekah and Cyball for this extensive transformation. Now that I am back in my comfort zone on blogger my intention is to be writing more frequently and sharing my gardening, real estate, cooking, traveling and DIY projects with you all. Winter in Colorado is nearly a distant memory while Spring is inviting us to enjoy warm weather and patio dining. I had forgotten that Spring in the West arrives like a tired locomotive laboring up a steep incline...so, so slowly. I have actually worn shorts one day and a parka the next, naughty Colorado teasing us all like this! I am wondering what you have all be