Our Southern Style Mississippi Home

Homemaking | May 04, 2021
Hello friends and thanks for the well wishes on this next segment of life!  Over the next few months I'll be sharing Summer recipes (with a Southern spin) and Homemaking tips as our journey in the South continues. Sadie and I loaded up our Florida lives and arrived in Mississippi last Thursday around 4:00 p.m. Sadie and I were both happy to see the hubby and he was happy to see us too. Sadie jumped out of the vehicle and I crawled out ( I was stiff from 6 + hours of driving😂) Seriously though, at this stage of life I am just not going to take myself or life too serious. I am embracing change, it keeps me on my toes.  I am here and by golly I am going to make the most of it, I really just don't have the time to get old. I am just going to share a few photos today. We really do love our new Southern Style home and I love the Kitchen most of all. Perhaps Dave does too, because he has been waiting for some cooking and baking from this gal. He has eaten a heap of pot pies while I w


Reflections of Easter 2021 and Gratitude

Jemma's Tales | April 18, 2021
The old saying that April Showers bring May Flowers is certainly true and perhaps even more so here in the South. Fortunately for us Easter weekend was positively charming; storm clouds moved out and we were treated to delightful sunshine. Our weekend was filled with plenty of egg-dying using a variety of mediums( including cool whip .)There were also many levels of squeals of delight and naturally the Easter Bunny hopped down the bunny trail with baskets-a-plenty followed by Church service that did all of our hearts good.


Simple Yarn Valentine Hearts

Crafts | February 02, 2021
Hello crafty friends! With Valentine's Day just around the corner we simply cannot let the sweetest day of the year slip by without a craft or two over here at Jemma's. This year we are going for sweet simplicity, while focusing on crafts that the entire family can enjoy making together. These simple yarn Valentine hearts are perfect for gift giving or for creating your own Valentine vignette.


Recent Happenings On Sunnydell Flower Farm

Gardening Tales | January 26, 2021
Friends, today I am sending you a big thank you and a virtual bouquet for the uplifting words of encouragement and enthusiasm on my most recent post. Sunflowers!


Sunnydell Flower Farm/Introduction

Gardening Tales | January 08, 2021
  Sunnydell Flower Farm/ Introduction How a Flower Farm comes to life.  Growing up, I spent all Spring, Summer and Fall tagging along behind my Mother and Father as the two of them worked their 100 acres of fertile soil. We lived in Madison County, a region in Southeastern Idaho which just happens to have some of the best farmland around.  These farming days were blissful and at the same time filled with an incredible energy that each season of farming would bring to Momsy and Dad and the farm they loved so much. Summer months were some of the most crucial months and as Momsy and Dad worked the fields,while my imaginary friend (Janie) and I would play along the cattail lined sloughs, skipping rocks or building rafts. There were times that I just could not enjoy my imaginary play as much as I’d like to because I’d be wondering when I would be called to come and help out. Oh, I liked to help out, especially when it was riding with Dad on the Tractor, but other times helping out was pulli


An Uplifting Christmas Story For My Grandchildren

Family | December 24, 2020
Hello friends it is comforting to be with you during these final hours of this Christmas season. You and I have marched through the twilight hours of 2020 hand in hand. While there have been times when I personally just wanted to sit, sulk and smolder like an old smoke stack, out of the blue I would receive an email, package, call or text from you. 😀 2020 has been the year of Uplifting one another as never before and what a Christmas Story this is. 


Easy Hot Chocolate Bar

Christmas | November 20, 2020
Hey Friends, with Thanksgiving less than a week away we are preparing for some Old Fashioned Holiday goodness with a Hot Chocolate Bar. Today I am sharing some tips on how to set up and style an easy hot chocolate bar for yourself, family and friends.  I am also joining three other Homemakers for our monthly DIY Blog Tour with links to their blogs as they share their best Hot Chocolate Bars of the Season! Just scroll on down to the bottom of this post. Oh, and thanks Kippi at Home for hosting!


Christmas Décor: DIY Christmas Terrarium

Holiday | November 18, 2020
Welcome friends to a Christmas Décor DIY Christmas Terrarium. This is a super fun and kid friendly holiday craft and I highly recommend it for the youngsters in your life.  I assembled this in just about 10 minutes. This is a no fuss craft project that is about the sweetest and easiest craft that I have shared in a long time. You can easily put your own unique spin on it for the Holidays. Please keep on scrolling too, because I know you aren't going to want to miss out on 17 Makers bringing you a crafting extravaganza for the Holidays. All of the links to all of this creativity can be found at the end of this post.


Vintage Flower Truck Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Fall | November 06, 2020
Hi Friends and welcome to Thanksgiving Central over here at Jemma's. I am on a mission to bring us all as much Thanksgiving inspiration as I can in the next three weeks.😀 To help me out I am joining Kippi At Home for a Thanksgiving roundup. All of the links to the other nine creative bloggers are at the end of this post. Enjoy!  I am having fun with this darling replica of a Vintage Truck that I found at Target . I built my outdoor tablescape around this truck and the nostalgia of days gone by to create this Vintage Flower Truck Thanksgiving Centerpiece.


DIY Galvanized Three -Tiered Metal Tray: Tenth On The Tenth

Crafts | November 05, 2020
Today I am kicking of the Holiday Season with this adorable DIY Galvanized Three-Tiered Metal Tray using Dollar Tree Supplies , plus the opportunity for you to win a $25.00 gift card to Amazon.😊 I am also joining a creative crew of seven for 10 on the Tenth . All of the links will be at the end of this post.  This  DIY Galvanized Three-Tiered Metal Tray is most certainly going to fit your budget and give you so many ways to display homemaking items and Christmas décor.