Friday, September 23, 2011

Practical Magic

I have been thinking for quite some time now about what I wanted to share for this year's Practical Magic Blog Party post. Before I begin, you can see my Last years post at this link:
...Anyway, I have decided that I what I want to share is a collection of thoughts and pictures that continue to inspire me and thus, bring Practical Magic into my world. Lets begin shall we?
Peace and Serenity are two things that are always are needed in anyone's world. Think of a dream land that you would love to escape to.

Now close your eyes and calm your are now there.

Take a walk into the Enchanted forest, breath in the clean, crisp woodland air.

Take time to watch the lovely swans in all their beauty swim across the lake.

Next, light a candle and relax in the calmness of the shadows made on the wall.
Quite often, I think about my lovely Grandmother and how she created magic in her world everyday just by the way she lived her life.

One of the things that I remember about her was she taught me the beginnings of palmistry.

She would take my hand and show me what the lines in my palm meant.

That sparked me to do further research as an adult. One of these days, I will have to share more about my Grandmother and her beautiful soul. My love of gardening was first inspired by my Grandfather and later my Dad. Due to that inspiration, I now have my own garden.

I have mostly roses and herbs that I use for blending my potpourris and perfume oil potions.

My garden is really for medicinal and Aromatherapy purposes which to me is quite frankly, Practical Magic!
Believing in yourself and believing in love also creates Practical Magic. You may not even realize it but just those two things can be a spark to creating magic in your world. Once you believe in yourself, your world will open to so many things. So, with that, let's go back to the beginning.....think of a dream land that you would love to escape close your eyes and calm your mind.....Make some Magic Happen in your world.
Much Love,


Milady Leela

P.S. if you are interested in my Perfume oils and Potpourris, please visit my potpourri and potions section in the Milady Leela Shoppe. This link will take you there.
or you can click on the Etsy button on the right hand side of my blog page.

P.S.S. Be sure to stop by and visit Anna at:
Our original Hostess to check out her Practical Magic post. I'll bet it is Magical, to say the least.

***Beautiful Elf Picture is courtesy of Google Images.
***Believe,Love Picture is courtesy of my dear friend Donna who took this picture of my wedding favors while at my wedding.


  1. That's awesome that you have a garden that you use for medicinal and Aromatherapy purposes it really is Practical Magic! Sounds like it takes a lot of time... Probably smells so good around your house :)


  2. Beautiful post. I'm totally jealous of your garden. My yard is mostly shade and it is hard to grow much in it. Thank you for sharing.


  3. Beautiful party post. I completely agree that magic begins in all of us but in order to believe you must first believe in yourself.

    Blessed be,

  4. Creating Magic in our day to day life is so important isn't it ?
    Your Grandmother sounds like a special Lady !!

  5. My Piano Man is probably wondering why I was smelling my screen... Should I tell him I was trying to smell the potions? Probably not; I love that he loves me even if (or maybe because) I'm a little odd.

    Thanks for partying!

  6. What a magical party! I would love to come walk around your garden! I will be back again to hear more about your grandmother!

  7. Thank you for an enchanting Practical Magic Post!!! :) And I just adore your wings from the post directly below, too. :) Please feel free to come and visit with me, too. :)
    Sincerely, Theresa

  8. BEAUTIFUL post! I grew up with no grandparents and what Aunts and Uncles I had were old, and basically only dealt and talked to the other adults. i envy you your relationship with your grandmother. I am sure you miss her very much! This is the time of the year you may be able to feel her presence :)
    lovely blog (i just subscribed) and I FAVed your etsy shop.
    Be well and be blessed,

  9. What a lovely post! Your Grandmother was indeed very beautiful!

    Thank you for sharing your post with all of us to celebrate the magic of Practical Magic! Lovely to visit with you!

    LuLu Kellogg

  10. I so agree with you, there's everyday magic in so many things. You just need to look with new eyes, I like to think of it as looking with "witchy eyes.
    Since I've been on the path I've discovered that so many beautiful things are there to see. I've discovered birds eggs, feathers, special rocks,, the list goes on..
    Happy Practical Magic Day!

  11. Lovely post..Your lucky to have a garden ..Visit me wont you?

  12. Lovely post with beautiful photos. My grandmother was probably nothing like yours but she was my idol. I envy you your garden with the roses and herbs. It must be truly magical.

  13. What a wonderful post. Thank you so much for sharing !!
    Have a magical day.

  14. "Believing in yourself and believing in love also creates Practical Magic." So very true! What a lovely party post. :)

    Magical Times,

  15. Thank you so much for the beautiful and thought provoking post. I need to believe a bit more in the magic inside myself. Hope you can stop by my enchanted oven for some PM cookies.

  16. What a lovely party post and so many wonderful images! Thanks for sharing, Michelle

  17. What a beautiful post! After reading it, I almost feel as though I've taken a little vacation, it was so calming and enchanting.


    Victoria from Brushstrokes

  18. Hello, I am visiting form the Practical Magic Blog party. :D This is a very inspiring and uplifting post. I would love to read more about your grandmother in future posts!

  19. Great post! Your grandmother sounds like an amazing woman! I can't wait til next years party to see what everyone comes up with :)


  20. Lovely. I am a wee bit envious of your herb/aromatherapy garden! Thanks for sharing!

  21. Lovely story and photos. I agree we do need to look for our own magic in this world. Your grandmother sounds wonderful.

    J x

  22. That was magical and beautiful. thanks. Jan E O

  23. What a beautiful party! Thank you so much for sharing the delights of your wonderful garden and your grandmother, who sounds very much like my own. It is a pleasure to meet you. Mina

  24. I want to say a great big Thank You to all the lovely ladies that have visited my Practical Magic Party and have left messages for me. I truly appreciate all your kind words. It means a lot to me♥ I hope that everyone had a wonderful time visiting all the fantastic posts.
    Much Love,

  25. Wonderful pictures! Definitely inspiring!!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Meanderings