Friday, January 29, 2016
OMGosh!!!! I have been doing this for YEARS!
From what I learned, a glue book is such that only papers and glue are used...no other embellishments.
Just behind on the term I suppose♥
I am currently working on a new one(Inspiration Journal).
In addition, I also have been working on my BOS that is being designed as a book of Spirituality Imagery. I am adding other things such as dried flowers, leaves and herbs, etc and maybe even some Faery Dust so....this may not exactly be called a glue book. It is coming together and looking really nice. I created a Playlist on Youtube so you can follow this journey.
If you are interested in my Inspirational Journal or BOS Journey...visit the links below♥
#Gluebooks #Inspirationjournals #BOS
Much Love and Many Blessings,
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
I share them in this video♥
Gail is a Beautiful Soul and so so Earthy....She is very connected to our Beautiful Planet and the Wheel of the Year is something that she truly follows and lives by. My gift to her was a book called the ~Mystic Garden~.
"A Mystic Garden is a lyrical primer on the spirituality of gardening, affirming the garden as a soulful space where people can take root and experience the changing seasons and the enduring cycle of renewal." ~courtesy of amazon.
In addition, I gifted her with a dried Rose Bud attached to it's stem that I delicately dipped in beeswax. I am hoping she places it in a Sacred Space in her home. I love wrapping gifts too so I placed the book inside plain white wrapping tissue, tied it with raffia. As the finishing touch, I embellished the package with a Winter Faery Gift Tag that I created. These tags are really lovely. I have them available for purchase.. if you are interested, let me know.
Sounds Perfect yes?
We had our first snow storm of the season on Saturday.
Books and Tea make everything
Warm, cozy and just right!
Sending you Blessings and Much Love!!!!
Thursday, January 21, 2016
If you are not local or can not attend the classes and would like to, E~Courses are available.
Today in fact, I am working on uploading "how To Create Hand~milled Soap~
More information in regard to our E-Courses is available here: https://www.facebook.com/notes/the-teacup-and-grounds/e-courses-from-the-teacup-and-grounds/948742875168926
Hope your day is going well today and as always...
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
~Kitchen Spells~ Artisan Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheddar Cheese Sandwiches ~Soul Nourishing Goodness
by Dena K. Miller
Artisan Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheddar Cheese Sandwiches.
1 can of Tomato Soup(I used Campbells)
1 to 2 cups of whole milk
1 small can of stewed tomatoes(either plain or seasoned)
1 box of Quinoa(I used a box that had been seasoned with herbs)
4 slices of sharp cheddar cheese
4 slices of 12 grain bread
Cook Quinoa as directed on box then set aside.
Cook soup as directed adding the milk and stir to incorporate.
Next add a can of stewed tomatoes and simmer on low until sandwiches are grilled.
Prepare slices of bread by spreading mayonnaise on the sides to be grilled.
Place the two slices of bread with mayo side down in pan, add 2 sclices of cheese to each piece of bread.
Add the other two slices of bread with Mayo side up on top of each piece of bread in pan.
Heat on low until grilled and cheese has melted.
Remove soup from stove and place into bowls adding a few large tablespoons of quinoa to each bowl.
Remove sandwiches and place on plate to be sliced in half on the diagonal.
So Simple and Perfectly Yummy Soul Nourishing Goodness!!!
Let me know if you give this a try and how you liked it.
Sunday, January 17, 2016
One of the projects I completed were these lovely Lavender Bath Bombs. I will be offering them at The Teacup and Grounds for Purchase. I must say that they smell so so amazing and look so so lovely indeed!!! This week I will be teaching a class on how to make these beauties. I am thinking that an E~Course will also be in order for those of you that are not local and would want to see how I make them.
In addition, I finished up a couple of other projects and am working on the completion of another. Of the finished projects, one for the Tea Shoppe...Cinnamon Valentine Vintage Heart Ornaments and the other, a special memory box that I have filled with a few treasures form our Holiday with my Parents. I will be sharing a video on that soon as well as an overall of the projects from the weekend. Included in this artgenda were also Painted Postcards.
Oh how I love it when Spirit moves me to do what I Love!!!
Hope your weekend was Magical!!!
P.S. I filmed a brief video sharing some of the artful musings that I used and created this weekend. You can visit it here:
I hope you enjoy♥
Friday, January 15, 2016
Today is going to be a very busy day consisting of Art and Music.
I am working on a bringing to you Cinnamon/Clove Valentine Heart Ornaments. These are super lovely! Not only do they smell so good, they are embellished with Hand~Dyed Venetian Style Lace, Vintage Buttons and one other finishing touch that makes my heart go...swoon(hopefully yours too♥)
Stay tuned for more on these ornaments.
Also, I am feeling...."Painted Postcards" as I type this to you.
~Here is a bit about how I create.....I am truly led by Spirit and so what happens to be created is a gift that comes from Spirit! of course there may be times that I do have a plan in action but it never fails me that "Spirit" Leads me!
Interesting to think that I was just having a similar conversation with my Dad over Holiday of which he said that his work schedule was always lead by Spirit.
Daddy....I am your daughter, wink, wink!
Anyway.....I still have yet to finish the Valentine Heart Banners of which shall be ready soon♥
So stay tuned for that and photo's of my above ramblings!
Later today....my enchanting world turns to Music for a Rehearsal of our Show tomorrow night.
Have a Beautiful and Most Magical Day my Friends.
Sending you Much Love, Peace, Joy and Many Friendships to Come.
Monday, January 11, 2016
I wanted to share with you that I have posted several video's on my Channel. If you have not yet seen them, I would love it if you visited. Also, I encourage comments too. Here is a link to my Channel: http://www.youtube.com/miladyleela
Hope you are all having a Beautiful and Magical Day!
Much Love and Many Blessings,
Saturday, January 2, 2016
I would love to share with you a recipe that is so simple to do and perfect anytime. If you have meat loving loved ones, you could exchange the veggies for sausage or pepperoni.
Vegetarian Pizza by Dena K. Miller
~A Kitchen Spell
Naan Flat Breads (enough for 1 per person)
1 Can of Pizza Sauce
Parsley Flakes, Red Pepper, Oregano, Basil and Rosemary Leaves
Veggies of your choice ( I used sweet onion, red and yellow peppers in this recipe)
Spring Mix/ Spinach in package
Fresh Strawberries sliced
Your choice of salad fixings
Salad Dressing (I used Balsamic Vinegar and Olive Oil)
Pre heat oven to 350*
Place Naan breads on a baking sheet and brush with olive oil
Spread pizza sauce over breads as much as you enjoy
Sprinkle the Herbs ( I chose these specific ones for Prosperity, Health, Healing, Love and Protection)
Add Mozzarella Cheese as much as you enjoy
Top with Veggies (Meat if need be)
Bake until cheese is melted and crust is the way You like it.
Rinse the Mix and place into a large serving bowl
Add all of the fixings you enjoy and the strawberry slices.
Top with dressing in same bowl and serve or individual bowls if other dressings are being used.
and...it is that easy.