Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Almost Ready For Christmas and A Quick Tip!!!

The house has been decorated and now all I have to do is finish up with the projects that I have been working on for Christmas Gifts.  There is still so much more to do...Tis the Season!  So I wanted to share a few photos of our decorations this year.

Also, I thought you all might like to see this video that I filmed.  I share another way to be able to scent your home.  This tip is perfect for the Holiday or for any time as a matter of fact.


Have you started Decorating yet?  I would love to see your photo's...remember you can always email me too in addition to your comments here on my Blog..

Much Love,
Milady Leela

Sunday, November 25, 2012

A Family Tradition

Every Thanksgiving my Dad is in Charge of carving the Turkey!  He really enjoys this task and does a great job too. Here he is at the Thanksgiving Table♥

Our meal was amazing as usual!!! My Step Mom is such a fantastic cook!  I was in charge of bringing the Pumpkin Pie...so, I filmed a video DIY on the steps I take to make the pie.

I also filmed an OOTD to share what I wore with all of you.

So how was you Thanksgiving?  I hope you had a magical day♥

Much Love,
Milady Leela

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

An Important Message

I have filmed a video to let you all know how Grateful I am for all of your support of me.

This video references my YouTube viewers for watching but if you have not yet found my Channel, I want you all to know that I feel the same way for those of you that follow me here.  Please do feel free to visit and subscribe to my YouTube Channel.  I would love for us to be connected there also.  Have a Lovely Thanksgiving Holiday my Friends!

Much Love.
Milady Leela

Sunday, November 18, 2012

New Look

Hello Everybody!! This week I have changed the look of my Etsy Shoppe, My FaceBook Artist Page and My Twitter Page...Thanks to my lovely and talented friend Shanna Marie Brawner.  She is a Graphic Artist and Designer and created the new look for my Pages.  She also made Tags to match for my business so that I can attach them with my contact info to my work.  Below is a peek of what she has created.

Etsy Banner♥

Front of Tag♥

You can visit her Webpage here: http://custombannercreation.blogspot.com/

I am just so happy with what she done..Please check out my Pages to see how they look and let me know what you think..I would love your comments. I love how it has a vintage vibe with a gypsy and kind of circus like look too...super SWEEEEEET!!!!

I have also been posting Video's on my channel too.  Have you seen them? You can if you have not by going here:http://www.youtube.com/miladyleela

...and, I have been working hard on creating Christmas gifts...I am almost done.  I love a Handmade Christmas!!! Who is with me?

One last note, I send wishes your way for a Blessed Thanksgiving to you and your families♥ Have a Beautiful Day!  I hope to post again before the Holiday but if I do not, I wanted to make sure that I sent my wish your way.

Much Love,
Milady Leela

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Getting The House Ready!!!

I have been recently getting my Living Room ready for the Holidays.  I bought these lovely mystical looking curtains from a company called Lakeside Creek.  I am so pleased with how they look♥

....and I moved the table that was under a window to use for our coffee table.  This is a table that I had designed, stained and painted quite a while ago.  I love how it turned out.

Finally,  I brought a shelf that we had stored, down from our upstairs to place under the window where the table shown above use to be.

 I am loving the way it has all come together♥  Who else is getting their house ready for the Holidays?

Much Love,
Milady Leela

Sunday, November 11, 2012


It is so hard to think that time is flying by so fast.....The holidays are almost here!!! I am really excited about that!!!! Before we know it, we will be into the new Year 2013!!! Gosh, so many things have happened for me in this last year.  I am sure for all of you as well.  Many changes have taken place and with that, it seems so much for the better.  Of course at the time, it does not always feel that way.  I do believe that the universe has a way of  correcting itself and that everything happens for a reason in our lives.  We must always search for the good! Take one day at a time and not let the little things get to us.  I challenge you to reflect on the things that have happened in your life over this past year.  I hope that whatever you have gone through or are going through is correcting itself with the powers of your faith and determination to see all things for the better.

We all have a lot to be thankful for this year! Even if it seems that times are hard for you right now, try to think about what you are thankful or grateful for.  I once read that starting a gratitude journal is a good way to help us see the small stuff that happens daily in our lives.  Have any of you done this?  I think it is a great idea.  While we were on Vacation in Williamsburg Virginia, Jimi bought me a lovely pocket journal. They were all so pretty, it was hard to decide which one I wanted. With some deep thought,  I finally decided on the one in my right hand.

 As I type this, I am thinking that this beautiful little journal may just be the perfect place to start my own.  Yes, this is a good idea!!! I am for sure going to start a Gratitude Journal!!!

If this idea inspires you too, please leave me a comment.  I would love to hear your thoughts.

Have a beautiful day my Friends
Much Love,
Milady Leela

P.S.Check out this link below, it is where I discovered about the Gratitude Journal and Sarah has published some fabulous books too, I have read several of them and really enjoyed them♥

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Holiday Bread

Hello My Friends,
I mentioned in a previous post that Jimi and I had a lovely time enjoying dinner with friends last week.  I took a dessert and it was so yummy.  My recipe was requested by several of the guests at the party and by our lovely Hostess...so I thought that I would share my recipe with you too.  It is super simple to make.  If you have any questions, leave me a comment♥

Dena’s Pumpkin Bread
1 large can of Pumpkin Pie Mix
1  5 ½ ounce can of evaporated milk
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
1tsp ground ginger
½ tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp ground cloves
½ tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp butter
Extra cinnamon mixed with sugar for sprinkling in bottom of loaf pan and on top of unbaked loaf.
Mix all dry ingredients together
Mix all wet ingredients together
Incorporate dry and wet ingredients and mix well.
Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.
Pour batter into loaf pan and cook @ 350 degrees for about 1 hour checking regularly by inserting a clean toothpick.
When toothpick comes out clean, loaf is complete.
Remove from oven and let cool for about 5 to 10 minutes.
Spread 2 tsp. of butter on top of warm loaf and sprinkle again with the cinnamon sugar mixture.
*Photo courtesy of Google Images

Much Love,
Milady Leela

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Dinner With Friends!

Once again and as usual it has been a very busy week.  November is here and it is so hard to believe that Thanksgiving is right around the corner!  We had the opportunity this past week to have dinner with some great friends...here we all are in my friend's kitchen.

We had so much fun!!! Dinner was amazing too!!!!

Thanks to our fabulous Hostess and Host... The Costanza's

For those of you that remember, Jimi and I played music with Marty and Mike a while ago when they were part of our Band...so it was really nice to get together...of course we played music after dinner.

Below is the final Williamsburg Va video...Please enjoy♥


Be back soon...Peace

Much Love,
Milady Leela