Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Lemons

I Love Lemons!!! Not only do I think that they are lovely to look at, I love the juice and also it's fruit!!! The other day Jimi and I were shopping at Sams Club and they seem to always have the most amazing looking lemons.  We brought some home of course!
 Here is some info about the Lemon...check out this link:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lemon
Do You Love Lemons? Maybe you have a favorite recipe to share...Feel free to do so.
I have a recipe to share that is super easy..
Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
All you need is a yellow or white box of cake mix, fresh lemons and poppy seeds.  Prepare the box cake mix as directed on the package, add one whole juiced lemon and about one tsp of poppy seeds. Mix well and pour into lined muffin pans. Bake as directed on the Cake mix box. Here is a little tip, you can add a bit of yellow food coloring to the batter while mixing for added color.  This recipe should yield 24 muffins.
Enjoy!!


Much Love,
♥♥♥
Milady Leela

Basic Essentials 4-Pc. Bakeware Set (Google Affiliate Ad)
Certified International French Olives Bakeware Collection (Google Affiliate Ad)

Sunday, March 24, 2013

The Reveal Show for my Spring Collection of Gypsy Jewelry

Hello my Lovelies!!!!!  Yesterday was the show I have been speaking about for the last several months!!! It was a Huge Success!!! I met so many wonderful people!!! Many of my Treasures sold and now will be a new treasure for someone else.  It truly makes my heart so happy to know that someone else will be loving my designs and will enjoy wearing them♥  Several of our friends (Jimi and Me) came out to support us too. We love you all so much!!!!  I filmed my Table Display at the show and will create a video soon to share with you all here as well as on YouTube....I do however, have photo's to share from our day now.

...and My Jimi who was such a great help...not only in his being there with me for the show, and all that goes along with it but for his support of me in general in all that I do!!! I am a lucky lady to have him in my life!!!

Thank you all for being with me too even if you were not able to come to the show...I appreciate your support in all that you do too♥

Much Love,
♥♥♥
Milady Leela

Wooden Jewelry Box by Lenox (Google Affiliate Ad)









Friday, March 22, 2013

Our Kitty Committee

I have to say that our Fur Babies are simply the cutest Kitty's around!!!! Since we now have the newer furniture, they make themselves comfortable at any chance they get...which is really all the time!  Ahhh the life of a well loved and pampered Kitty.  I think if I were to ever come back in life as anything other than me, it would have to be a well loved pampered Kitty!  I know you know what I am talking about...Tee Hee!!!!
Anyway, thought I would share the love with you.







Do you have any Fur Babies?  I would love to hear about them!


 Much Love,
♥♥♥
Milady Lela


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Mock Table Display

As planned, I have filmed a video to share with you what my table is going to look like at the show.  I have everything packed and ready.  Inventory list is done and a check list has been made so that I will not forget anything.  If you are from the surrounding Pittsburgh area, I would love for you to come to the show and say Hello!  There will be many tables there too for a fun filled day of shopping for some lovely Hand-Made Treasures.  Please do let me know you saw this video here or on YouTube, if you are able to make it.   I would greatly appreciate that!




Much Love,
♥♥♥
Milady Leela

Monday, March 18, 2013

Last Minute Show Preparations and Romantic Country Magazine

Hello there!!!!! I can not believe that the Spring Show where I will be revealing my newest Jewelry Designs is this Saturday March 23rd!!! I have been working so hard on getting everything ready and am now at the final stages....I will be creating a Mock Table display to see how I want everything arranged and then all I have to do is pack for the show!!! I am so excited to share all of my creations!!!! I plan to film a video of my Mock Table display in my studio...I would like to film while at the show too but I am not sure if I will be able to do so.  With that being said,  I can at least share the excitement with you all here in the event you are not local to come to the show.  Below is a my Logo Board that I created, not only to display my Brand but to use as a way to showcase a few pieces of my collection.


 I will have this Logo Board as a focal Point on the table and work my displays around it.  Look for a video soon to see how I set things up♥


On another note, my Romantic Country Summer 2013 Magazine edition came in the mail the other day!!! I absolutely adore this magazine!!!!


Every issue has such lovely pages that make my heart melt!!!! These are a few of my Favs in this issue.





...and finally, this fabulous recipe for Asparagus and Salmon Frittata♥



I know I want to try that recipe!!!!

Well...I must be off for now.  I have lots to do as mentioned and will be working on several video's this week. 1) The Vitamins I Take To Keep Me Feeling Healthy. 2) OOTD St. Patrick's Day. 3) Off To The Casino For An Electric Skillet on St Patrick's Day.. 4) Spring Jewelry Show Preparations/Gypsy Jewelry Spring Collection Reveal.  These are not in any particular order but you will be able to find them here when completed: http://www.youtube.com/miladyleela

Hope you are all have a Magical Week and may you always find Gold at the end of every Rainbow!!!!

Much love,
♥♥♥
Milady Leela
Silver Tone Scroll Jewelry Stand (Google Affiliate Ad)
Wooden Jewelry Box by Lenox (Google Affiliate Ad)


Friday, March 15, 2013

Preparing For A Spring Garden

 In my last Blog post...I shared about a book entitled "The Potpourri Garden" and other books I have recently revisited regarding the subject of making Potpourri.  I have now filmed a video that goes into a bit more detail.





I hope this video has inspired you♥
Happy Spring!!!
Much Love,
♥♥♥
Milady Leela

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The Potpourri Garden

Hello There!!!! I am really super excited about Springtime!!! It is official on March 20th and I am hoping that the weather around here will be warming up soon.  I have so many plans for my Garden this year.  I intend on continuing to grow vegetables as I have been doing in the past but today, I would like to talk to you about my Potpourri Garden.   For those of you that know me and follow my posts, you know that I have always included plants in my garden to use in Potpourri or for Medicinal purposes. Cultivating these types of plants have been an interest of mine for many years.  My Dad was and still is an avid Gardener.  I originally was inspired by him.  When I was in my early 20's, my Dad gifted me this lovely Coffee Table book.


Take a peek inside at a few of my favorite pages.



I have enjoyed and treasured this book for many years and still reference to it for ideas and inspiration.
Last year, I found a couple of fantastic books at one of my favorite Thrift Shoppes that I also treasure. 


 These books have given me inspiration to create wonderfully scented gifts for giving.  I mention a couple of these books in this video:http://youtu.be/MWkj7eEJZwk
Making Potpourri is an ongoing and year round thing for me.  I dry flowers and herbs by hanging them around my home, just waiting to be added to some wonderful concoction!

 
You will also find citrus rinds and even pomegranate skins drying in my home.  These are just a few of the many wonderful fruits that add to a gorgeous potpourri mixture!!!

This book is another great Thrift Shoppe find that has been very inspirational in guiding me with my Potpourri plantings...



I love growing roses as this is my favorite flower to incorporate in my blends.


Growing Mint is another favorite and adds such fragrance as well as healing qualities to a potpourri blend.  My Mint plants start here and cover the entire stone and fence walls...

such a lovely and fragrant site when it has taken over the space!
So, with Spring around the corner, I am anxious to get into the earth, to begin planting, and preparing for Nature's Bounty.  I simply can not wait!!!!

Much Love,
♥♥♥
Milady Leela

Gardenmaster Food Dehydrator (Google Affiliate Ad)
Richards Homewares 2-Tier Bamboo Drying Rack (Google Affiliate Ad)
Bulk Event 65-70cm Roses - Peach - 100 Stems (Google Affiliate Ad)









Sunday, March 10, 2013

Family Time

This past Wednesday, Jimi and I took his Mom(my Mom-In -Law) to a doctor appointment. After her appointment, she suggested that we have lunch which was an unexpected surprise!!! So...we went to one of her favorite hometown diners and shared lunch time together.   It was so yummy!!!
Mom had this...

Jimi enjoyed a Bacon,Lettuce and Tomato sandwich with cheese and cucumbers


 ...and I had scrambled eggs with potato's,Bacon and Italian Bread toast...LOL, it looks like I had a huge plate of bacon...should have arranged my plate better for you to see...oh well, it was very yummy and you get the point...tee hee!

After lunch, we went shopping... Mom took us to a new store in her town that sells all kinds of stuff at inexpensive prices...they have it all, clothes,  jewelry,  housewares...etc! and I found this!  I have to say, Delicious Leopard Pillow!!!!  It was only Ten Dollars!!!!!What a bargain!!!!


After shopping, we had a bit of a scare....we were loading our purchases in the van when Mom started to take a fall.  Jimi was already in the drivers seat,  I was next to Mom...When I saw her starting to fall, I fortunately caught her!  Whew! That was a close one.....so glad she did not fall!   Mom is 85 and is gong to be 86 in May.  She is just the cutest!!!! A while ago, she and I went Thrift Shopping together.  I filmed a video about what we purchased and our time together...



I just love Family Time!!!!

Much Love,
♥♥♥
Milady Leela

Keurig K-Cup Portion Pack Twinings Of London English Breakfast Tea - (Google Affiliate Ad)

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Working and Loving What I Do!!!



Hi There!!! I know that I have mentioned before that I will be presenting my Collection of Gypsy Jewelry Designs at a Spring Show..... In addition we will also be bringing our newest Natural Creations. This is the info that I posted today on Facebook about it!
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=612522282097693&set=a.131431413540118.24041.124212590928667&type=1&theater

Stay tuned to my Facebook Page for more details about the show and directions as we get closer to the date.

If you are from the area...Come and visit and let us know you saw the information here♥

Much Love,
♥♥♥
Milady Leela

Wooden Jewelry Box by Lenox (Google Affiliate Ad)
Imax 56337-3 Norte Cutwork Candle Holders - Set of 3 (Google Affiliate Ad)