You heard me mention that I will be creating Nature Crafts this year. Soap making is one of those things that fit into my vision. I will be using herbs, flowers and spices in my soap making as well as creating other projects like hand made paper. I have been wanting to incorporate more of my love for Nature into my creations by working with actual and natural treasures. So...stay with me to see what I am up to. You can follow me here and on my other social networking sites. See the right hand side bar or check out www.miladyleela.com for links.
What was on your Agenda today? I would love to know♥
I have been a very busy bee as of late!!! I literally have been stung by the honey bee for the last week in that I have been creating the most Amazing Beeswax Candles and Melts of different kinds!!! I am starting to to think that the Honey Bee is becoming one of my totems, besides the butterfly, owl and of course the Cat. All of that is another blog post for sure...hmm, that would make for some interesting content. Anyone up for that? It would be fun! ok, ok....back to the point! As said, I have been melting wax for a week so far....There are candles and melts of different shapes invading my wooden round table in my Studio! My house smells so amazing!!!! I must share as one of my sweet friends said...the wax smells...well...."so peaceful." Yes, that is how it smells...if you can imagine that. Truly peaceful!!! Anyway, I wanted to share what has been created. I will melt, pour and hand dip for another week and then begin working on more Gypsy and Mermaid Jewelry..
Why such a Busy Bee you ask? Spring is around the corner and that means I will be participating in Shows again. I had sold out of so many pieces of jewelry and all of my candles over the Holidays...So that is my reason...truth be told, I am always such a Busy Bee anyway...which is why I said earlier that The Honey Bee is becoming one of my Totems. It is rather....I am just realizing it now. I will talk more about this in another post soon.
Also happening in My Enchanting World....My sweet Grand-Baby came over yesterday and so did my Youngest daughter Nikki. We had such a great time making hot Cocoa, playing music and spending time together. I cooked a fabulous and yummy meal...
I love this recipe. The great thing about this recipe is that you can use what you have on hand.
I have also been enjoying Instagram and posting daily affirmations from my Faery Oracle Deck. My Instagram is linked to my Facebook and Twitter so if you follow me there too, you can see waht I am posting. Yesterday's Affirmation was Visualization.
Such a wonderful card as it affirms to visualize only what you desire, avoid visualizing that which you do not desire. So true and very important to remind yourself of every day. Manifesting your dreams come first by visualizing what you want and then you can reach for them. I hope you are all doing well...staying warm if it is cold where you are and enjoying the warmth if you live in a warmer climate. Tomorrow, I will be posting a "Tutorial Tuesday." I have not done that in a while....but have a couple of things to share with you that I think you will like. So, come back and visit... Much Love and Bright Blessings, ♥♥♥ Milady Leela *Bee Girl photo courtesy of Google Images.
Lately, I have been taking the time to nurture myself with quiet meditation. It is truly something that all of us should do in order to collect our positive thoughts, gain creativity and especially calm our minds. I have found the perfect little spot in which to do so.
It is just perfectly cozy!
Have you a little spot in your home where you feel enveloped and ready to let your mind unwind?
know that you will love them too! Not only will you smell the peaceful
scent of the Honey but you will experience the delicate and Magical
aroma of my Organic, Homegrown Rosemary when you melt these precious
little circles. Now available in my Etsy Boutique.
I have created these beauties with Love and Specific Intention to Empower you with Self Love and Positivity.
I have been yearning to post another Kitchen Spell for you. I made this amazing Vegetable and Cheese stuffed Omelette the other day for Jimi and Me.I served it with sausage links and buttered toast with grape jelly. It was really easy to prepare and super Yummy! So, with that being said, He is my recipe.
~Vegetable and Cheese Stuffed Omelette~
A Kitchen Spell by Dena K, Miller
4-6 eggs...I used Brown Organic Farm Fresh Eggs from my Friend Robin's Farm.
2 Table Spoons of Water or Milk. I prefer water. I find it makes a fluffier egg mixture.
Vegetables on hand. I used green pepper and tomato.
3 or 4 Slices of Cheese. I used Velveeta as it was shat I had on hand.
butter for toast and skillet.
4 Slices of Bread. I used sliced Italian.
4-6 Sausage links.
Prepare your eggs by breaking them into a bowl and then add your water.
Wisk with a fork until frothy.
Prepare your skillet with butter and make sure that the butter melts and covers the skillet bottom.
Turn your burner to a mid range for cooking.
Once hot, pour your eggs into the skillet and cook for a few minutes.
When the eggs begin to bubble, add the vegetables, then layer cheese onto one side If you wish you can reserve some of the cheese to place on top of the omelette. Jimi and I like ours that way.
You now will need to carefully lift the side of the eggs without the cheese and fold it onto the side with the cheese.
Using a spatula, lift the omelette and turn it over to cook on the opposite side.
When the cheese has melted, your omelette is done. set aside and cover with the skillet lid to keep warm.
Next cook your sausage and toast your bread.
Add butter and jelly to your toast, plate sausage and omelette now it is time to ENJOY!
Serve this with your favorite beverage..Coffee, Tea, Mimosa, what ever you wish♥ This is truly Delish!!!
I just had to share a Photograph of my Two Nieces that I edited. As they were all dressed up as Faery's, I decided to give the photo a Magical Touch!
I am in love with how this Photograph looks now!!!!
This was the before....
I have mentioned in a previous post that I can work with a photo that you may like to have edited. Please feel free to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to discuss your ideas. I would be very happy to create your photograph into something magical that makes you happy. My fees are very reasonable and will vary upon what you are hoping to achieve. Photo Editing is a true love of mine!!! I really enjoy the creative process it calls for and would Love even more to be able to create something special for you♥
Yesterday was a Fabulous Day!!!!! It was a Girls Day Out, Holiday Party for The Una Bella Beauty and Wellness Studio Girls! I must say that I have not had a day like that in a very long time!! It was so much Fun and we all said that we look forward to doing it again next year!!!! We all met at the Spa and enjoyed some treats first. There was Cranberry juice to drink and plates of cookies, cheese and crackers, along with a goats cheese spread.
Then, Kim (the owner of our Spa) gave us the most generous gifts!!! Each of us were given a beautifully packaged gift which included spending money for the day and a special book of Promises and Blessings.
After snacking a bit and talking, we all piled in one car and drove to Stein Mart. We had one hour to shop there so we could still make it to the next destination before closing time. At Stein Mart, I purchased the most beautiful fitted blouse, two pairs of hosiery and a sweet skirt! The blouse is a cream color fitted button down with a scalloped color and black lace at the top. It is really sunning!!! The hosiery included a plain black pair and the second pair, a black with glittered gold. The skirt I purchased to go along with the blouse, is a swing, mid length, poly,rayon,spandex blend. It fits so comfortably and because I am short waisted, I can pull the waist band up higher for a really cute look! I had never been to a Stein Mart before...I was very impressed with the selection and quality of the store inventory!. Our next destination was Lush! Oh how I have been wanting to go there! I have always seen and heard about their products via YouTube and the catalog I signed up for, but have never been to an actual store. All I can say is OMG!!!!! Total Love at first site!!! I went a little bit crazy there and spent more than the money I was gifted...it is ok though. I rationalize it by saying that both my Daughter's have a Birthday coming soon...so I can give them prezzie's from Lush that I know they will love! Haha..who else rationalizes like that? I know it is NOT just me..tee hee!
I can not wait to go back to Lush and experience more of it...we were a bit pressed for time and only had a half an hour before closing. I did get photo's though to share with you all.
Next up, The Cheesecake Factory for dinner!!!
Kim ordered appetizers for us to share..we had Asian lettuce wraps, spinach and artichoke dip with Pita chips and a special salad. Each of us ordered a dinner of our choice.
I chose a veggie Burger that was Totally Amazing and for dessert.....Kim selected three items. two of which were cheesecake and the third a type of lemon cake that was really rich and wonderful!!
Lots of food, I will say.....I was able to bring some home to eat for lunch today. It was just as yummy today as it was yesterday! What a Great time we all had!!!
Oh and look at these amazing deserts.....ahhhhh so so yummy!!!! I have got to go back there to sample them!!!!
I filmed a video of my OOTE...
...and of course, I will be filming a Haul to share with you the outfit I purchased and all my pretty little Lush goodies. I am hoping to do that today so I can post it before the end of the week. So, stay tuned for that. It was a great idea, we all concluded.. to have our Holiday Party after the Holidays. It gave us all something to look forward to and of course we were able to take advantage of sale prices at Stein Mart! I forgot to mention, that my skirt and blouse from Stein Mart was on sale, plus I got another 25% off on top of that!!!
Super cool! Watch my upcoming video for the prices...you will not believe it!!! Amazing Savings!!!
I would love to hear from you if you have gone to any Holiday Party or found some Fabulous Sales!!
Thanks to one of my Friends, I was inspired to think about choosing a "Word for the Year". It did not take me long to decide upon my word....the word I have chosen is "Truth!"
In the song I wrote called "Mysterious Origin" I share that "the key in life is just to be yourself."
It is so very important and affects every aspect of your Life. Think about that for a moment....
I have noticed that as I travel through this journey called life, being true to myself is exactly what I intend on being!
If you decide to choose a word for the year, I would love to hear about it!
I have been needing to organize my bookcase for quite some time. I finally got around to doing it and am very pleased with the outcome.
I filmed a video of this organization during the process and wanted to share it with you.
I am hoping that all of you had a lovely New Year Celebration!!! Jimi and I had a nice dinner on New Years Eve with my oldest Daughter and her Family and then cam home to enjoy a very quiet evening at home to snuggle with our Kitty Committee and watch movies. On New Years Day, Jimi had to work so I took the time to do some organizing of my bookcase. It has been a project that I started in November and did not get around to finishing it until now. Life just got in the way....you know, family, work, the holidays. It happens doesn't it! Anyway, I finally completed the project and am very happy with how my bookcase looks now. I did film a video of it too and will be posting it soon. I will let you know when the video is ready for viewing for those of you that may be interested.
So, Jimi and I enjoyed a nice dinner together after he came home from work and then we discussed our goals and intentions for the New Year, cleaned the kitchen and watched a movie. We have been doing a lot of that lately.
I have started something that I want to share with all of you....I have a bit of an "Entrance Obsession." A while ago, I posted a board on Pinterest about this. http://www.pinterest.com/miladyleela/entrance-obsession/
...and I found this amazing wall Calender for the Year.
There are gorgeous photo's of "Entrances" along with the most beautiful Inspirational Quotes.
So I decided that each month beginning with January, I will post the Photo that depicts each month and label it with the hash tag #entranceobsession on my Instagram, Facebook Page and here on my Blog. I started an Album for it on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.783876384962281.1073741846.124212590928667&type=3 It is entitled "Doors Of Life"
by the end of 2014, I will have 12 photo's of the doors from this calendar and quotes to share. I would love to see how many of you also post to your facebook page or twitter with the #entranceobsession so that by the end of the year there is quite a collection of amazing entrances and Inspirational quotes. What do you think about that? I think it would be amazing if you join in!
This is January's Photo and Quote:
I have so many plans to share in this New Year!!! I am so full of Light, Love and Inspiration!!! I welcome you to join me here so that I may unfold these plans with you. Thank you all so much for your Love and Support over this last Year. I look forward to you being with me on the journey ahead.
Much Love and Bright Blessings,
P.S. Did you know that there was a New Moon on the First Day of this New Year? How wonderful is that!!! Creativity, Hope, Love, Success, Prosperity and so much more gifted to all of us....we are all truly Blessed!