Monday, September 30, 2013

Our Blessings

 Hello My Friends!

Last week Jimi took this Photo while he was filming for Channel Four News from the Sky Cam 4 Chopper.
Such a Beautiful Photo of the Sunrise!
When I look at this photo, it reminds me to remember how Blessed we are to be able to see such a lovely site.
What a Beautiful Earth we have!! We should all be Grateful for the many Blessings we are given and live with Peace in our hearts always♥

Have a Beautiful and Peaceful Day♥

Much Love,
Milady Leela

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Reaching Goals

Hello Friends...
Today I would like to reach out to you all and ask that you help me to reach my will only take a sec and it does not cost anything to do.  Please take a moment to visit my Page   
and hit the "like" Button.  I need only 6 more to reach 300 followers.  It would also be amazing if you would share this link with your friends too and ask them to also "like" the page♥

You will find postings of my artistic endeavors on the page as well as inspirational photo's and information.
So if you will, stop on over and leave me a comment on the page.  I would love to hear from you.

I thank you all so much and with..

Much Love,
Milady Leela

Thursday, September 26, 2013


Hi there my Friends,

So yesterday was a very artistically productive day!!! I had an RD Productions Meeting with my Friend and Business Partner Robin Seeber.  We had such a great time brainstorming ideas for our upcoming events and happenings.  Visit here for a bit of our day:

I just love getting together with Robin!!!! She is so Inspiring!!!

This week...I will see her again on Saturday as my Band "The Sidewinder Band" is playing near her hometown!  Yay!  She loves to take Photo's of our Band, you may have seen some of them here on my Blog before...Not only is she an amazing Doll Artist, she is incredible at taking Photographs!  Check out her Candid Pixels Page here:

Also, I created a new Cover Photo for one of my Facebook Pages...I call this one....
                                  ~True Love Is A Universal Language~

You can visit my Page here:

Now I have to get my butt moving......I have so many projects to get done and to start.  I want to sincerely Thank You all for all of your support of me here and with all of the things I do!  It truly means so much to me to know that you are with me!!! It makes doing what I do so wonderful!!!

Much Love,
Milady Leela

Monday, September 23, 2013

Good Morning Autumn!!!

It is Official!!!! It is now the Season of Autumn in my world!!!  Yesterday marked the Autumn Equinox when the day is divided into equal parts....12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness.  The Sun is in alignment with the equator at this point which causes this occurrence. It amazes me to know that on the other side of the Earth, winter has emerged into Spring.  So where ever you may be, Enjoy your Season!!! Take in it's Beauty and Live Life Beautifully♥

Much Love,
Milady Leela

*Photo courtesy of Google Images

Stay Tuned!!

This past Thursday I filmed Three video's! One of which has been uploaded and the other two are in the process of editing.  I love it when my day's are so productive!!!! Friday was also a productive day....I worked at Una Bella doing Mani's and Pedi's for a bridal party...went shopping for groceries after work then came home to create a yummy meal of Homemade Spaghetti and Meatballs.
If you are interested in watching my newest video, here it is.

Stay tuned for a "What's in my Handbag" and an "OOTD" Video soon.

Just a quick note, my Band, The Sidewinder Band performed at an Annual Music Festival today.  The Festival is called Zanafest.  You can read more about the Festival
Scroll down to Sunday's Band list and click on the link to the Sidewinder Band.

By the way, today was the first day of Autumn...Autumn Equinox! How did you celebrate?
Hope your day was wonderful♥

Much Love,
Milady Leela

Saturday, September 21, 2013

You Are Invited!!!

Hello my Friends!!!

The First day of Autumn is Tomorrow!!!  I am super excited as it is my Favorite Season!!!

Just so you know, I will be having an Autumn Jewelry Show in October.  I would like to extend my Invitation to you♥ click on the link below to see your Invitation.

If you are local, I hope you can come to visit me at the Show!

Much Love,
Milady Leela

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Kitchen Spells...Homemade Chili with Red and Black Beans, Served with A Spiced Cornbread Loaf

Hello Friends!!! It is that time again...are you ready for another "Kitchen Spell?"

Well....I do not know about you, but when the season begins to change to Autumn, I get excited for hearty meals.  With that being said, I thought I would share my easy recipe for Chilli and Cornbread with you.

~Homemade Chili with Red and Black Beans, Served with A Spiced Cornbread Loaf~
A Kitchen Spell by Dena K, Miller

Chili Ingredients as follows:

3lbs of ground lean meat
1 large can of Red Beans
1 large can of Black Beans
1 large can of Crushed or diced Tomatoes
1 small can of Tomato Paste
Approx. 2 cups of water
2 Tbs Olive Oil
3 Bay Leaves
Course Salt
Cracked Pepper
4 Tbs of Mexican Chili Powder
3 tsp of Hot Sauce
Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Cornbread Ingredients as follows:
1 Box of Jiffy Cornbread Mix
3 tsp of cinnamon
1tsp of nutmeg

How to:

Begin by browning ground meat, when done, drain any fat and discard, then set aside.

Now assemble ingredients for sauce in a large dutch oven or sauce pan.
Add all ingredients except for the shredded cheese.  Let this concoction heat through for a while until hot and bubbly.
Next, add your ground meat to this mixture, turn down the heat to low and let cook for about 30 minutes.

While this is cooking, prepare your cornbread mix according to box directions.

Do add however, 1 tsp of cinnamon to the batter and save the remaining tsps. to sprinkle one on the bottom of baking pan and the other on top.
Mix the remaining tsp of cinnamon with 1 tsp of nutmeg and set aside for top of loaf.

You will notice that I use soy milk instead of regular milk for this can use what you like or what you have.
Now, If you like, line a small baking loaf pan with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.  I adore using parchment paper because it not only makes clean up a breeze, it allows you to lift out your loaf easily.
If you have not tried using parchment, I encourage you to try it!  I think you will love it too♥  This particular time, however, I did not use my parchment paper because I chose to use a disposable loaf pan. Although, most of the time I do use it for the reasons mentioned above.
Finally, sprinkle a tsp of cinnamon at the bottom of the loaf pan,  Fill with batter and then finish with a sprinkling of the cinnamon/nutmeg mixture.

Bake as directed.

When the Cornbread loaf is done baking, your Chili should also be done.  Place into a lovely Bowl, sprinkle with Shredded Cheddar Cheese and serve with a slice of warm buttered Spiced Cornbread.

Oh so Yummy and Hearty...I hope you give this "Kitchen Spell" a try and/or come up with your own variation to concoct.  I would love to hear about it!!!

Much Love,
Milady Leela

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Many Blessings

I hope your day was filled with many Blessings Today!!!
Mine was....I spent the day with Jimi, which is always a Blessing!  Later, I filmed a few video's that I have been wanting to create in order to share with you all. Practiced with my Band and finally finished out the day spending time relaxing with Jimi in our Living Room.  For me, it is such a Blessing to spend time with my Husband and to be creative.  I am truly grateful for these Blessings.

Stay tuned for a few new video's coming soon  If you are interested in touring our Living Room...check out this link

I would love to hear what you are grateful for or how your day was today...hopefully it was wonderful!

Much Love,
Milady Leela

*Photo courtesy of Google Images

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Vintage Rose Nails and A Floral Head Crown

Hello My Friends,

Yesterday at the Beauty and Wellness Studio....I was experimenting with Nail Art on one of my Clients.  I decided upon a Vintage Rose design and amped it up with some glitter.  I only had my cell phone with me so the photo is not the best but just the same wanted to share it with you all.

Also, I thought that I would share a couple more cell phone photo's that were taken at the you know, I have some of my Jewelry Designs and Headbands available for purchase there too.  A couple of the girls wanted to model my "Sarah" Head Crown. 

Meet Courtney

...and Taylor

They are both so adorably sweet girls!

Check out the Studio here:

Hope you are having a Beautiful Day!!!

Much Love,
Milady Leela

P.S. Another "Kitchen Spells" Post is coming this week...stay tuned for Homemade Chili with Red and Black Beans served with a Spiced Cornbread Loaf♥

Be back soon♥

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Join in...The Merriment Continues

Oh what a lovely and Magical time we had at the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival last week!!!! As promised, I have put together a slide show of our day....

I hope that you enjoy it....As always, thanks so much for being here to share in the Happenings of My Enchanting World...Love you all♥

Much Love,
Milady Leela

P.S. The Music for this video and here on my Blog is From my Dear Friend Topper Fralick..please visit his Sound Cloud here:

Friday, September 13, 2013

Enchanting Happenings

Hello there my Friends!!!

Last Sunday Jimi and I went to the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival...It is always such a blast!!! We have been going to this Festival every year for the past several years.  It is such a Magical Place to be!!! I took lots of Photographs and thought that I would create a slideshow video in order to share it with you...Come back here to see that video soon! I will share with you now a bit of what to expect.  Part 1 of this magical day is ready for you to see♥

I hope you enjoy!!!

Much Love,
Milady Leela

P.S.  I will see you back here soon for Part 2 on Sunday♥

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Kitchen Spells...Pumpkin Spiced Cinnamon Coffee

Hello My Friends!!!

 I have been asked many times for the recipe of my Pumpkin Spiced Cinnamon Coffee.  It is truly a very simple concoction to brew but sounds harder than it really is.  So.....with that being said, It is the perfect time to share my little secret with you as I stir up another "Kitchen Spell" just for YOU!

Let's Brew Shall we?

~Pumpkin Spiced Cinnamon Coffee~
A Kitchen Spell by Dena K. Miller

Ingredients as follows:

Strong Brewed Coffee
Pumpkin Spice
Cream or Half and Half(Optional)

How to:

Brew your Coffee.  I use 3 to 4 heaping scoops

Pour into a Ceramic Mug
Next add Pumpkin Spice and stir.

If you choose to use sugar or cream, this is the time to add it to your mug.
Finally, add could either use ground or a whole cinnamon stick.
If you use choose to use the whole stick, stir your mixture with it...otherwise use a spoon.

That's it!!!! It is as simple as that! Now...enjoy your fabulously easy Pumpkin Spiced Cinnamon Coffee.

I must also share that if you wanted to get really fancy, you could omit the cream and top of your Coffee with Whipped Cream instead...add a fancy cookie stick and you will have an amazing latte!! Truthfully, there are so many possibilities!!!

*Note: I use a Percolator to Brew my Coffee...I believe that it makes the Perfect Brew!!! Any type of Coffee Maker will of course work, I just wanted to share my thoughts..but.for Total Fanciness, using a French Press would be really Magical. 

I hope that this has inspired you to get creative with your own Coffee Brewing. Perhaps you will stir up a different type of Brewed Concoction in your own Kitchen.  I would love to hear♥  For Now...enjoy your steaming Fresh Brewed Mug of Pumpkin Spiced Cinnamon Coffee and I will chat with you next time♥

Much Love,
Milady Leela

P.S. Stay tuned for my next "Kitchen Spells" Post where I will be sharing a recipe for Homemade Chili with red and Black beans along with a Cinnamon Dusted Cornbread loaf.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Finding Faery's

Today, Jimi and I are going on an Adventure!!!  We will be finding Faery's....

Have you guessed where we are going?  I have left a clue...just for you!  Be sure to check back soon for all the details of this reveal! 
In the meantime,  I will be sharing a new "Kitchen Spells" Post, hopefully by Tuesday...maybe even with you then♥

Much Love,
Milady Leela

Monday, September 2, 2013

Photo Editing

Hello Friends!!! As of late, I have been really getting into Photo Editing!!! I have created some really cool Photo's to be used as Posters, Banners, Logo's etc, that I want to share with you.  I thought that you might like to see the before and with that being said, here are several photo's that I have finished.

My YouTube Channel Banner

Photo Logo's for My Band...The Dena Miller Trio and The Sidewinder Band

Album Cover Art Inspired by an Original Song we are currently working on in the Music Studio♥

Photo Logo/Banner with my Branding Quote♥

Cover Photo for PnL Media Promotions Company on Facebook

Business Photo Logo♥

I absolutely adore the last Photo edit on the above photo.....It is also the one that she chose to use for her Business.

There you have it!!!! I am really loving editing photo's...they are so magical when finished!  If you have a photo in mind that you would like for me to work with, leave me a comment or email me.  I would be happy to discuss details with you.

Much Love,
Milady Leela