Tuesday, October 30, 2012

My Umbrella, Friends and Memorable Travels

I have an obsession...I must admit!  I am really loving Umbrella's.

   My family and I recently traveled to Williamsburg Virginia.These photos above were taken at a really cool place called "The Pottery".  In Williamsburg, we had an amazing time discovering new territory.  We stayed in a time share and it was really lovely.

  Every morning, we would have our breakfast on the porch....

This was our beautiful scenery.

 Friends of ours came to stay with us for an overnight. We shared an evening of  great food and music!

 I prepared a Spaghetti and Meatball dinner for us..below is our Table setting before the meal.

We also enjoyed a nice Red Wine, a wonderful salad and a great loaf of Italian Bread.  After dinner, we sang and shared some acoustic music with Jimi playing the bongo's and Topper on guitar. Topper is responsible for the music on my blog by the way.
 Next morning, we all had breakfast together and then Topper and Bonnie headed home. They live in Virginia so we do not get to see them very often...It was truly a wonderful time getting together with our friends!

While in Williamsburg, I filmed a couple of video's.  Below is one from our discoveries at the Yankee Candle Store

 It was an amazing place and I highly recommend visiting there if you are ever in the area.

Also I filmed our bus tour through Colonial Williamsburg.  You can watch that on my Channel by visiting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdyYF_D8s0M&feature=share&list=UUlGzqOYUCDyMblyNU9NCiAQ

I hope you have had a nice time visiting me here today.  I will be back soon and until then ...

Much Love,
Milady Leela


Saturday, October 27, 2012

The Little Ghost Girl named Esther

There is a story to be told about an old Victorian Mansion, a piano and a little girl who once resided there.  This spooky tale begins back in the late 1800’s when Esther, the sweet little girl lived and played in this Victorian mansion. 
 Her world revolved around a piano as she loved to create beautiful music.  Most of her day was centered around her piano.  In fact, she would rather play her piano than play with her dolls or even go outdoors.
  At the age of 10, her piano playing was brilliant!!! Her family was immensely intrigued! Esther could write and play musical pieces as well as perform them with an ease that was astounding! 
 Her dream was to play piano forever and ever no matter what direction her life took her.  As the years went by Esther never seemed to age…her family found it quite absurd.  Not even the medical professionals could figure out the strangeness of this oddity.  Many years went by and the family passed on but the little girl remained in the house, with her piano.  It has been said that no one really knows what happened to the little girl but her spirit still remains within the walls of this house and with her piano.  A different family now lives in the Old Mansion.  The Piano still has a place in a new found music room.  Every October, the piano is simply decorated with a touch of seasonal charm. 
  If you listen closely, you can hear the little ghost girl play her enchanting music...
...and if you look very closely, you can see the sweet little faery that has become her protector, sitting quietly on the piano keys. This then ends our tale of the little ghost girl named Esther.

Thank you for stopping by my Halloween Blog Party Post for the Fifth Annual Event! Please be sure to visit Vanessa at http://www.afancifultwist.typepad.com for more of the Party Festivities.

***Victorian Manor Photo courtesy of Tumbler from Pinterest
***Faery on Piano Photo courtesy of Google Images
***If you would like to see additional Faery Wings Photo's, please visit my Etsy Shoppe @ http://www.miladyleela.etsy.com there you will find my newest creations in the "Enchanted Whimsy" Section.

Much Love,
Milady Leela
*** Music created for this post is by a dear friend Topper Fralick..."Ghost Theme" the widget is directly below the Halloween Countdown.
Check out Topper's musical creations and other points of interest @ http://www.youtube.com/oddboxtopper
and on Soundcloud @ http://soundcloud.com/oddboxtopper/ghost-theme

Monday, October 22, 2012

A Tutorial.....Part One

I just have to share this with you all....My friend Donna and I did not have time to finish up this project on the day we filmed but just the same, had to share at least this part of the video.  When the project is completed, it is going to look super cool and mine will be given as a gift this Christmas.  Shhhh...not saying who the gift recipient is, just in case she is reading this...Tee Hee!  If you have any questions about anything in this part of the video, leave me a comment here or on the comments page of the video.

Next up......A very Spooktacular event....The Fifth Annual Halloween Blog Party.  Please be sure to stop by here on Saturday for a special Halloween Story.

Much Love,
Milady Leela

Sunday, October 21, 2012

One More Week!

Oh my!!!!! Just one more week before the 5th Annual Halloween Blog Party with Afancifultwist!!!
I have been working very hard on putting things together for a fabulous party!!!! October 27th is the day!!! Stop back for all of the festivities here and then fly on over to http://www.afancifultwist.typepad.com
You won't be disappointed!!!!  Miss Vanessa hosts such a lovey party♥

 Also I have been busy in my studio creating Faery Coins.

 This first photo above is the beginning stages and the photo below, is the back of the finished coins.

The coins will soon be available in my Etsy Shoppe...sold as a set of three in a sweet little drawstring bag. Stay tuned for that if you will.  Everyone needs to have a set of these magical coins.  They are sure to bring you good luck and keep best wishes coming your way.

...and be sure to enjoy breakfast with Donna and I as we share how to prepare yummy blueberry pancakes.

Be back soon!
Much Love,
Milady Leela

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

It Is My Anniversary!!!

Hello there my Friends,

Today marks my one year anniversary on YouTube with my very first video!  Please help me to celebrate by visiting my Channel.  Leave me a comment or comments, on some of my videos and/or on my Channel Page.  I would love it if you could take a bit of your  time to do that.  Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/miladyleela

I really appreciate all of your support, it means so much to me and I am so ever grateful♥

Blessings for a Beautiful Day to you!!!!

Much Love,
Milady Leela

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Yummy Crock Pot Recipe And Other Random Things

It is that time of year again where the weather gets cooler and I want to spend more time in the kitchen cooking up yummy recipes!  Seems like I am usually in my kitchen anyway as my Studio Space is also there.  I while ago, I posted a video sharing my little piece of blissful heaven...you can view it here if you like:http://youtu.be/CeY29lI446w
Anyway....the Recipe that I really enjoy making is one that I have created and fed my family with a lot.....give it a try and see what you think.  It is super easy and is one that you can get ready in the morning and it will be ready for you at dinner time.  The best part is that it makes your house smell sooooo good, especially if you leave for the day and come home later.

Rosemary Pot Roast
1 tbs olive oil
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
1tsp dried rosemary
1 bay leaf
1 cup of brewed coffee
2-4 lb rump roast
For gravy:
1 -2 tbs of cornstarch or flour
Water to combine
Combine all ingredients together into a crock pot.
Cook on high for 4-6 hrs or low for 8-10 until meat is tender.
Transfer liquid from crock into a pot for the stove. Add a blend of cornstarch and water until mixed together.
Pour mixture into the liquid in pot and cook stirring constantly until thick and bubbly.
Slice roast, add gravy and serve with mashed potatoes

I have also added a few new videos to my YouTube Channel this week....visit me there to see what has been going on in my world http://www.youtube.com/miladyleela ...and for  this one where I am out and about particularly to pick up some pictures for a scrapbook project.

Hope you had a Beautiful Week....I shall leave you with this quote: Your Mind is the scrapbook of your life, fill it with beautiful ideas and memories~~Dena K. Miller

Much Love,
Milady Leela

P.S. I am so excited for our upcoming RD Productions Meeting this week....we will be viewing a possible venue and hopefully securing it for our Art Show!  Check us out on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RDProductionsforartists

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Whimsy Wednesday...Diner Love

Today I wanted to share with you a few pictures of yesterdays travels....On the way to Johnstown Pa with my family, we stopped at this adorable little diner that has been in existence since 1934.  Below is the yummy breakfast that I thoroughly enjoyed!

  We not only stopped on the way, we stopped on the way home too.

 What a darling little place...Just had to share♥ 
You can read reviews about the diner here:http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g52211-d3257094-r138238742-Dean_s_Diner-Blairsville_Pennsylvania.html

Much Love,
Milady Leela

Monday, October 8, 2012

Finally...In The Shoppe!!!!

Yay!!!!!  I have officially posted and placed my latest Faery Wings in my Shoppe....Please visit and take a better look there for more pictures and descriptions. Visit http://www.miladyleela.etsy.com
In the meantime, here is a sneak peek of these Enchantingly Whimsical Wings.

The Autumn Leaves Faery Wings♥

The Midnight Forest Faery Wings♥

....and one other whimsical lovely I also added to the shoppe~

The Butterfly Wishes Pill Box Hat♥

Thanks for visiting here and please take a moment to visit my shoppe for these and other treasures. Hope you enjoy!

Much Love,
Milady Leela

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Another Autumn Recipe For Sharing

Another Autumn recipe that I always like to make is Apple Crisp.
It is super easy and can be served either as is or on top of ice cream.

Apple Crisp
3 to 4 apples cut into thin slices
1 ½ cup of instant oats
4 Tbs of brown sugar
¼ cup of flour
½ stick of butter
Mix the flour and brown sugar together until incorporated.
Grease a baking pan and place apples into pan.
Then add oats, flour and sugar mixture and top with butter.
Tip: cut butter into slices and place to cover the above ingredients.
Bake in oven at 350 degrees until hot and bubbly.

Much Love,
Milady Leela

P.S. Be sure to visit my YouTube Channel for a couple of new videos here:http://www.youtube.com/miladyleela

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Want to know a couple of Beauty Secrets?

My Mom shared a couple of Beauty Secrets with me when I was a young girl that has now carried over into my adult years...What she shared has now even more so, become very important to me...teaching me to take good care of my skin was a lesson that is something I want to share too.  I have filmed a video sharing these secrets and discuss my current skin care routine.  I hope you enjoy.  Please leave me comments to let me know what your current skin care routine is...I would love to know.

I'll Be back soon...

Much Love,
Milady Leela

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Whimsy Wednesday...Pumpkin Cobbler

Now that Autumn is here, I start to think about my favorite pumpkin recipes.
This recipe for pumpkin cobbler is always a hit!  It is super easy and so yummy!!!

Pumpkin Cobbler
3 eggs beaten                                1 tsp ground ginger
15 oz can of pumpkin                    1 Tbs vanilla
12 oz can evaporated milk            1 box yellow cake mix
1 cup sugar                                     1 ¼ cup butter, melted
1/8 tsp salt                                       1 cup chopped nuts, optional
1 ½ tsp cinnamon

Mix the first 8 ingredients together; pour into an ungreased
Bundt pan.  Sprinkle cake mix over the top; drizzle with melted butter. 
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes; top with nuts.  Bake for an additional
15 minutes.  Let cool before transferring to a cake plate.
Tip:  whether you decide to use nuts is optional; however, I have found that it may take up to 1 hour to bake this cobbler.  Check your oven, cobbler is to be slightly soft towards bottom of pan and will be more firm on top.
Serve with unlimited coffee!!!
Much Love,
Milady Leela
***Photo Courtesy of Google Images