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Golden & Earthen: The Enchanted Tree: New Children’s Book & Art Collection

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Rain drips from golden leaves outside my window.  Last night, I watched them dance in the windy night and I painted my first picture in our new home, at Christmas Rose Cottage.  Inky gold dust sang a lullaby, and a release of joy to be useful again burst from brushes and charcoal!  Another followed, and an entire story filled hungry pages.  A children’s book and artwork (originals, art prints, and stationery) for this fresh fall collection will breeze into the shop this week & more this Autumn.

Shop This New Collection! Golden & Earthen


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My collections appear in the shop, available to purchase, as they are made.  This allows my dear customers to snap up the original paintings, first prints, first greeting cards & stationery sets, and first book printings as I am working on the collections in real time.  They are new for me and for you!  The Enchanted Tree Collection will be the first in the Golden & Earthen Collection, new additions and a part of my Growing Collections.  This collection of artwork has backgrounds and imagery adorned in Earthen hues and glorious golden dust.  The soft colours feel beautiful for your interiors and senses. The golden pieces catch the light so you Live in the Light from morning to night.  The Figure Drawing Collection will grow and be added into Golden & Earthen, as well as other categories.  The collections are not only seasonal, but rather they grow as the years dance on and as positive memories are made here at Amor Milagre.  This year, many collections will be released, several who have been waiting patiently for us to move and unpack.  The Enchanted Tree is like these collections in the encouragement and Love for Nature and A Gentle Life!  It is lovely for all ages.  More Soon, XOXO ~Amor Milagre

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The Enchanted Tree

Coming Soon to the Shop:  This Week & Autumn 2019

Ethical, Organic, Made-to-Order, Lovingly Handmade by 1 Person:  Amor Milagre.

Sustainable Packaging and Quick Shipping directly to you.

Responsibly Sourced Materials, Non-Toxic Materials and Natural Colours.

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Live in the Light!

Music of the Moment:  The Old Gypsy, The Paganini Duo, Gustaw Szelski on violin, and Georg Mertens on guitar, in the Cathedral Chamber, part of the Lucas Cave at Jenolan Caves, world’s oldest Cave (340 million years).

 

 

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Home & Garden Renovation Design Diaries & Tips: Right Plant Right Place

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‘The right plant in the right place’ gardening principle is all about choosing the right plant, that you love, and placing it in the right conditions (soil, wind, air, water, sun, temperature, etc), but also in the right place in the garden. 

Our house renovations extend into the garden as the overgrown shrubs and trees were placed too near the house walls, windows, and doors years ago.  Choosing the right plant for the expected mature growth is also very important.  Yes, all the baby plants look tiny and darling when you first tuck them into their new beds, but oh how they will grow!  The plants in our garden here are over 30 years old and many look lovely as a hedge border, but too many are sick because they are too near manmade structures and are not getting the proper amount of light and air circulation.  House foundation and siding issues are common for old houses that have large, deeply rooted, plants too near the house walls.  This week, we’ve been busy removing such large plants, but it’s sad to cut any living plant.  For empaths, it hurts.  It’s very important to choose and place your plants in a well-planned spot because they spend their whole lives striving, growing, and surviving the conditions you place them in, only to be cut down at their beautiful peak.

Everyone can design their gardens with the knowledge of plants so that we may look out the windows to admire them, sit amongst them with a cup of tea, take care of them over a long loving lifetime, and so they may proudly grow in beauty and age undisturbed.  Research your plants before you add them into the Earth, move them, prune, or remove them.

*All ages enjoy Nature, gardening, and plants.  Nature calms the nerves, solves problems, and restores us to our real Selves.  This state opens our ‘Light of Love’ up to the knowledge of the Universe, and this helps us, here, in our daily lives.  Be kind to your plants and they will continue to take great care of you, too.  Live in Nature, where life makes sense…Shop Amor Milagre Garden Redesign Home & Garden Renovation Right Plant Right Place Autumn 2019 Ethical Romantic Gift Collections amormilagre.com

Plants provide beautiful sound barriers as well as creating fresh oxygen for us all.  They are dependable homes for all living animals and insects, and inspire us to live outside more.  If you do have to cut branches, place them in the woods or in a spot in your garden to make a nice organic compost pile.  This also makes a nice home for your garden dwelling wildlife.  Today, we made a kind of burrow stack in the side woods and invited all the animals and faeries to nestle in before Winter.  Back into the Earth to renew and provide nutrients for a most precious gift, Soil.

How difficult are the roots to remove?  Probably very as that is their beautiful design.  Will everyone like the plants you’re adding?  Yes, at some point, we all move on and new gardeners come in.  It’s tricky to please everyone as plants keep our connections and memories, but if we let go and sense the plants as they truly are, we can appreciate them as they are, connected in Nature.  We couldn’t help but notice that rhododendrons are tricky ones.  Roots spreading sideways like walking trees…so many roots and shoots.  These plants need space, so next to a house is not a good place for them, especially if left to grow into a hedge.

Our new garden plans are coming up so please stay tuned!  In the meantime, take a wander outside into the botanical world and browse your library.  Experience the marvels of Nature.  You can save seeds and spread Nature everywhere again, while keeping in mind to preserve our silly manmade structures, so we use less of Nature’s resources to rebuild our neglected, non-living contraptions.  Exploring how Nature grows proves human invention nonsensical.  How truly smart Nature is…how she weaves all her creations together in such a harmonious world of inclusiveness.  We are the ones who are getting in her way.  Oh, how I wish I were the wind, a snail, a fox, or a more natural human…perhaps I once was and will be again…but for now, I’ll take care of her and us.  Happy Nature Explorations!  XOXO ~Amor Milagre

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Many of our beautiful garden plants will appear in my upcoming children’s books, artwork, and stationery collections.

Coming Up:  New Garden Beds and Planting Spring Bulbs and Seeds

New Home & Garden Renovation Design Diaries & Tips:  More from this new series is coming up!

 

Music of the Moment:  Scarborough Fair, Simon & Garfunkel

 

 

 

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Home Renovation Design Diaries: Good Morning, Christmas Rose Cottage

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For months prior to moving, I planned the designs for our new home.  Only after removing the layers of days lived before could I recognize this house as our home.  Good Morning, Christmas Rose Cottage!  We’ll help you to be a cozy reverie before the winter holidays visit.

The dusty & dysfunctional:  curtains, carpets, plumbing, fixtures, cabinets, windows, doors, and heating system need removing, updating, and fixing.

This month’s renovations include:

  • New flooring (cork underlay and FSC Certified sustainable engineered wood flooring)
  • Editing the gardens to allow for Spring bulbs and new garden designs
  • Updating bathrooms
  • Washing Windows
  • Testing Heat Efficiency
  • Parging textured walls and fireplace
  • Paint swatches everywhere including the exterior, patching, and painting
  • Measuring for new furniture, designs to build, and lighting
  • A general unpacking of our things and tidying/selling of things left behind

There is much to do and little time, but the breeze is lovely and Autumn is letting her hair down in golden leaves.  More renovation inspiration to come.  Happy Autumn Leaf Enjoying Days and Happy Renovating to those walking in our dusty shoes!  XOXO ~Amor Milagre

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New Home & Garden Renovation Design Diaries & Tips:  More from this new series is coming up!

Music of the Moment:  The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker”

 

 

 

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New Home Renovation Design Diaries: First Dusty Days

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In the midst of our sneezing party, carpets and curtains caked in age old dust make a swift exist through our newly seen doors.  We explore the light and air in each room, finding secrets and mysteries of the house, cleaning along the way, and leaving paint marks behind like rainbow snails.  Boxes pile to the ceiling, revealing more work to be done, and things, here and there, are tucked into their new place.  New appliances test the nerves of old fixtures.  A garden tour reveals seeds from Summer blooms.  The ‘have you seen the’ and “just over there please’ echo about our new home.  We learn new sounds and are thrilled to have left the old ones behind.  Autumn greets us in every window.  We are very pleased with the sounds of air in the gorgeous garden trees, (open windows), and more renovation design journal posts will travel to your inbox soon, (subscribe below).  Our first calm day ever is here, and our times ahead will be even better once we soothe this old heating system’s sore throat to ensure our sweet, quiet dreams.  Happy October!  XOXO ~Amor MilagreAmor Milagre New Home Renovation Design Diaries 1st Dusty Days 2019 Ethical Organic Gift Shop Handmade Gift Shop Art Autumn decor sugar fruit garden bay windows amormilagre.com

My favourite aspect of a room are the windows, natural light, and connecting the gardens to the interior so it all feels like one peaceful design.

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Coming Up:  A cozy plum living room and fireplace makeover!

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Always be careful when removing old flooring because you don’t know what kind of, now rusty, staples and hardware were used to attach it.  Opening windows and covering your mouth/nose, especially if you have allergies, can help keep dust and dander from making you ill.  Old flooring and the layers underneath are very unhealthy to inhale.

Removing any flimsy, eye-blocking window grids (not for structural strength) helps you see out into Nature and prevents splinters for all ages.  It’s less distracting, it helps to keep windows clean, and the room feels less stuck for optimal design and mindful reflection.  There were many windows here with these grids barely hovering on the windows, but unfortunately the few newer windows have this inside the glass, so we’re stuck with those for a bit.  My designs are centered on openness.  The less lines that divide the home the less that lines will divide the mind.  All is connected.  Be free and open in Nature…

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When choosing paint colours, the natural light and room purpose are important to consider.  Look for healthy no-VOC paint options.  Find the family of colours you like, then choose one with enough earthiness for a soothing countenance.  Try it on every wall to see the shadows at all times of day.  What feels comforting to you?

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New Home & Garden Renovation Design Diaries:  More from this new series is coming up!

Inspiration for Kindness:  When leaving a home, give the gift of a clean space, less to do for new owners, and remove all old dusty items as part of the house sale.  Many people have allergies and are tired during a move.  Be kind by caring about every little thing, because it takes a lot of energy and time to remove every dusty little thing, and it’s nice to come home on the first day to a pleasing, healthy space to unpack and exhale.  🙂

For Healthy Beautiful Custom Design, Atelier Amor Milagre

Music of the Moment:  Cool Autumn Breeze in the Trees

 

 

 

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Custom Built Home Design Moments: Goodnight, Dove Cottage

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Here are just a few images and snippets of the home we built with loving hearts and hands.

Goodnight, Dove Cottage

Our new house renovation will begin soon!

XOXO ~Amor Milagre

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The new house designs are planned and will be excitedly shared here as each room is updated.  Good designs take time to grow just as a garden evolves in time.  A house is not finished and full all at once.  Over the years, we can make and stumble upon things to adorn the walls and sketchbooks.  Renovations will be appearing in this Amor Milagre journal and design books in the coming seasons.  Our new home will provide more time for me to release many collections, as well as a quieter lifestyle for our family.  We hope no one pollutes our new reverie as they did our darling Dove Cottage.  All the good memories we do have from this house are layered with the stress of the sound pollution.  We look forward to truly wonderful and healthy memories.

My book characters were born here, inspiring silly dreams at bedtime, many of which are still waiting to jump into the Shop.  My husband hand-cleared the land for the house, made paths in the woods by walking his adored daily stroll in the trees years before we met.  Later, we married in our wooded haven.  We watched a family of deer cross the snowy yard every twilight.  Toys danced on the new FSC Certified flooring and little hands circled their first crayon masterpiece, making first storybooks.  New vegan recipes shined in the organic no-dig garden and were enjoyed at the table.  Illustrations graced the walls, beautifully papered with non-toxic, unscented materials.  Radiant heat kept us cozy in the cold months, and mini-split heat pumps cooled us on hot days.  All would have been more enjoyable if we could feel the breeze through our new rooms, but the sound pollution from machines, highways, deforestation, and disrespectful new neighbours increased to a level so hard to exist in, our beautiful new large windows that brought Nature in, had to stay closed.  No open fresh air means ill health, even with a mechanical ventilation system.  Where is common curtesy?  Where is compassion?  Where are manners and human dignity?  Where is Love for all living things?  We’re hopefully moving there…or at least we will continue to encourage these loving practices wherever we go…

‘Dove Cottage’ is only now ‘finished’ because we are leaving it.  A home is never ‘done’, but rather it changes over time and when in new hands.  We only just now finished the interior projects in order to move, some varying from our plans, and after all of our work, we haven’t even been able to live in the finished spaces due to our hastened move caused by sound pollution.  Though we did carve out some lovely exterior gardens, we haven’t had time to finish the garden plans around the house to share.  Our sacrifice, work, money, muscle, patience, and every second from the past several years was dedicated to Dove Cottage.  All was done by our loving hands and imagination with good health in mind for each choice.  We told the house to share the Loving Energy we gave her to the new owners and visitors.

***Amor Milagre, and our family, is in no way associated with any new owners, but our original designs of this house are copyrighted:  All Rights Reserved © 2011-2019 Amor Milagre.  I will finish and release some projects that include imagery from this house, but if any images of our house are shared online that are not by myself, Amor Milagre, then please remember that it is not us and we are not responsible for them or any messages or actions they put out into the Universe.  The internet sometimes connects images, but the sources are often lost, so please do not confuse Amor Milagre with anyone else.  The house will look similar to how it does now, as fixtures, wallpaper, paint colours, curtains, and other items are staying.  Of course, any changes to the designs going forward are not done by us and we are not associated with or responsible for new or changed designs after we move.  We are not them, and they are not us.  We simply designed and made this house.  Our new house will be our home and the new place of Atelier Amor Milagre (Design Studio & Office).

*Humans need to realize what they are doing to their own lives and everything all over.  Deforestation destroys ecosystems and sound barriers.  Machines (and neighbours even after speaking to them and then reporting them) need to stop polluting in every way.  We hope to regain our hearing that was lost and to recover from illnesses and stress made by constant sound pollution.  It is very serious and needs awareness to be made for it in order for healthy long-term changes to be made worldwide.  We hope to build a new home to last many lifetimes in a peaceful place for good health, and not suffer anymore from the selfishness of others.  That was what our Dove Cottage was supposed to be and why every second was pushed for it so that at some point we could settle in and truly live.  The nomadic life is exhausting and upsetting.  Everyone craves ‘home’, wherever that is for them.  We simply want to go home.

Leaving our home was made worse by the current system for selling and buying.  The real estate system is dysfunctional and massively problematic to endure.  It has failed us since Spring.  It is completely unorganized, out of order, and one late email or misplaced paper from any one of the many people involved can cause an entire deal to fall apart after the last second is up.  The incredibly hectic, unrealistic way it operates is unacceptable.  Everyone who speaks of it has their own terrible tale.  We have informed the ‘people in charge’ of this system of healthy ideas for a complete redesign of this industry.  You can use your voice to change this system.  Find your state board of realtors to let them know how troubling this system is.  They are aware of the issues, but don’t even apologize for it.  “That’s the way it is…” they say.  For everyone’s sake, they need to change it.  It’s not a nice work day for them either.  For us, it’s been yet another challenge to untangle.  We don’t want to just get through it, forget it, and move on to more positive things because, if there is an issue that affects everyone, we must try to change it to be positive for everyone.  It is still our problem even after we move.  What if we have to move again, or our friend needs to move, or anyone needs to move?  We don’t want the same system to impair our children’s life later on..or now.  There is no steadiness for planning.  Everything is last minute and you can’t count on it.  It causes you to tell your children unreliable information and that is confusing and distressing to your daily life, memories, and planning.  Every detail of life is on hold and disturbed for who knows how long.  The fees are too high, and not affected by poor performance; there is no pay reduction consequence for missing deadlines or poor communication.  We had to do most of the work ourselves to get anything done.  Another industry that needs more care, healthier options, and to charge less is the construction business.  We build our houses ourselves because we have to, even though we have very little time with both of us working full time jobs and parenting.  The local contractors overcharge and don’t provide healthy practices or good craftsmanship.  They also pollute your home, as does the real estate system, even when scent/pollution rules are set for showings and appointments.

***We really care about what we do, whether that is making a family dinner, designing our home, or painting up collections for the Amor Milagre Shop.  What we all do matters greatly to everyone and our Selves.

Each industry needs a re-design with Good Health for All as the focus.  What industries have you been involved in or have experience with?  How can you make healthy choices and changes?  Let’s not ignore problems.  Let’s resolve them.

We dearly hope to at long last be settled and sleep well, even though we have to start over once again, rebuilding an old house, after building an efficient lovely new one with amazing healthy features and non-toxic sustainable beautiful materials.  It’s amazing how truly hard it has been, having a baby, being ill, working, building, enduring and rebuilding our life every day just because the people around us do not care about their effect on the world.  All with little to no sleep due to neighbours and highways (deforestation).  Not being able to open the windows due to sound pollution causes so many illnesses and all can be prevented.  Fresh air, oxygen, is vital.  The nervous system and immune system need to feel safe, quiet, calm, and nurtured for good whole health.  Trusting your instincts is important, but exhausting if all you hear is threatening sound pollution.  Life does not need to be so difficult, complex, and painful.  Life, by Nature, is absolutely beautiful, if we let it be beautiful for all of us, every day connecting with Nature.  Be aware, be kind, be sensical, be gentle, be loving, be purely you!  XOXO  ~Amor Milagre

We Moved! All New Orders Will Ship Upon Reopening Oct 8th.

Thank you for your Patience.

 

Coming Up:

New Home Renovations!

New Book:  The Art of Packing & Moving

More Sustainable Home Design journal posts and Design Book Collections, including content from this post and my website. 

 

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“The Art of Packing & Moving” New Home Health Tips

10 Helpful Tips For Healthy New Beginnings

New Home Shopping Tips: House & Land Search

New Home Design Series & Books, Interior Design & Sustainable Building

10 Quick Tips for Building a Sustainable House, Organic Home Design

 

Music of the Moment:  Farewell and Goodnight, The Smashing Pumpkins

 

 

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Colour Mood: Autumn Picnics

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Green to golden, crimson, plum.  My beloved Autumn has come.  Tangerine, apricot, chestnut.  Dusty hazy seeded sky…and what?  A walk under the trees.  Let’s speak in leaves.  A basket of deeply coloured wild berries, fresh bread, cucumber tomato balsamic salad, hot cacao, and a cozy plaid blanket unwinds your senses with a picnic in the country forest, a city park, your back garden, and anywhere you desire.  Pause and connect with Nature.  Feel the changes.  All throughout Autumn, picnics of small and grand scales are waiting.  Safely explore the beautiful light of arching rainbows and tree limbs above.  Hear the rustling of furred friends below, preparing for Winter’s cold snow.  What flavour combinations do you Love?  Olives and marmalade?  Anything goes!  Fresh from the garden, from shops, and handmade.  Let’s get outside where Fall memories won’t fade.  Happy Autumn picnics to you and your Dear Ones!  XOXO ~Amor Milagre

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Little explorers Love to bring:  A compass, map, journal, camera, and lots of extra wild berries!

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Coming Up:

~A New Painting Series and Greeting Cards to Match!

~Organic Vegan Cookbooks and Healthy Lifestyle Books.

 

Music of the Moment:  The Old Gypsy, The Paganini Duo, Performers are Gustaw Szelski on violin and Georg Mertens on guitar.

Shop Colour Mood:  Autumn Picnic

 

 

 

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A Tomato that Tastes like a Tomato

Amor Milagre Heirloom Tomatoes Organic Garden Farm Summer Harvest 2019 Ethical Organic Gift Shop Handmade Gift Shop Art Baby & Child amormilagre.comTo grow a tomato that tastes like a tomato, the old ways are beautiful, flavourful, and healthy.  Let the bugs roam, let the sun shine, let the rain fall, and let plants be natural in Nature. 

We love to plant organic, non-GMO, heirloom tomato seeds, in a sunny spot each year, on a fresh layer of homemade organic plant compost, in our organic no-dig edible plant garden.  Clear other plants from the bottom layer for optimal air flow and remove lower leaves after they’ve grown strong and healthy.  (No sprays or chemicals.  No tools needed).  Enjoy the colours and taste of all kinds of lovely tomatoes!  Plant organic basil nearby for a delicious salad picnic in the garden.  Guiding the plants, watching the flowers and bees, and being a helper of Nature feels amazing.  We love to take a closer look and thank Mamma Nature for her beautiful designs, colours, textures, scents, sounds, and tastes.  We’re fascinated by her natural packaging, recycling, and life cycles.  We also save the tomato seeds for planting new plants and label with the date.

Heirloom tomatoes taste wonderful and have old origins.  The seeds were passed down from generations of gardeners.  They are heirlooms like a beautiful antique gift from your ancestors, but these gifts produce gorgeous food over and over again to sustain a healthy family of growers.

Remember to:  Support your local organic plant farmers and gardeners at local markets, restaurants, and shops.  Get your hands dirty.  It feels good to connect to the Earth and grow healthy food for yourself, Dear Ones, and your community.  Children love to grow and eat their own garden.  One handful of seeds grows an abundance of healthy food to be eaten that day and preserved for the year.  Grow flavours, colours, quality, and good health in your garden all year round.  Plants are best when eaten when in season, ripe, fresh, and kissed by the sun.  Happy Late Summer Foods!  Enjoy Nature: The Best Show on Earth!  XOXO ~Amor Milagre

 

Coming Up in 2020:  New Organic Edible Gardens

 

Music of the Moment:  Stone on the Water, Badly Drawn Boy

 

 

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Colour Mood: Thank you Summer, Late Summer Days

Amor Milagre Colour Mood Late Summer Days Thank you, Summer 2019 Ethical Organic Gift Shop Handmade Gift Shop Art Baby & Child beach picnic wild tea rose ocean amormilagre.comCarpets of moss stretch over stones and trees.  Foxglove sway in the dewdrop morning breeze.  Sweet roses scent the air at home and beach.  Thank you, Summer for your glorious, loving kiss.  Nature is where I find inspiration for my gentle life & my A Gentle Life Collections.  What inspires you?  Happy Late Summer!  XOXO ~Amor Milagre

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Amor Milagre Colour Mood Late Summer Days Thank you, Summer 2019 Ethical Organic Gift Shop Handmade Gift Shop Art Baby & Child foxglove flower moss cottage garden amormilagre.com

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Welcome Home, Autumn…

Coming Up in Winter 2020:  Loving Collections I made this Summer

 

Music of the Moment:  Gypsy Hymn, Johnny Flynn

 

 

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Sound Pollution: Quiet the Machines of Humans. Connect to a Sense of Nature.

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Humans make and use loud polluting machines that are impairing all of our health and the energy of the universe and beyond.  Quiet now, unplug, stop, balance, listen, and prevent more of what has already damaged so many, so much, even at this moment.  Hearing and vibration, sound waves and clarity of thought, brain and balance, think about the connections.  The connections are universal and infinite.  Not only the air we breathe is polluted, but the air we are experiencing on every level is coated in poison.  How can humans make good decisions if their bodies are not in balance on the most basic levels of peace in their environment?  Human systems are only increasing in high sound levels, but you can start with you.  What levels of sound are you putting out each moment?  How do you speak or express?  How are you polluting?  What do you have power of?  How can you change your ways to be healthier?  Walk, cycle, shop local, report sound levels every time, be aware, and make positive changes. 

How do you use electronics and motorized machines?  Silence them and respect your environment.  Anything electrical puts out a constant frequency.  Reduce the amount of processing we have to do in order to have simple daily routines.  How easily do you feel flustered and unbalanced?  How are you sleeping?  What frequencies disturb your sleep cycles?  Which kitchen appliances do you have, and how are they affecting your health?  Nature can be loud enough with thunder and crickets, so let’s not add unending layers of unnatural noise on top of her passing rhythms.  Turn off computers and devices to reduce energy being taken from you and everyone around you.  What is natural and what is not?  Surround yourself in Nature, and let others do the same for themselves.

If you pollute the universe, you are directly polluting yourself.  Your soul’s memory remembers everything, so it is in everyone’s best interest to take care of themselves and everything around them.

Plants (food) are also damaged by sound pollution.  Build sustainably and test sound levels and frequencies before coming up with new ‘safety standards’.  Base the standards to be even more sensitive than the most sensitive people’s needs.  Base them on the most inner level and effects on the body.  Why is ‘everyone’ sick?  ‘Everyone’ pollutes, and then they expect someone else to fix the issue, feeling they are personally removed or excused from responsibility.  But…Everyone needs to be aware and work together to make positive changes.  Look at the universe without veils or excuses.  What is real?  Connect to everything.  What is really happening out there and right here to each person’s whole health?  Our nervous systems are delicate and are greatly altered by machine vibration.  You take in energy around you, and everything is around you, so let’s allow everything to be in harmony, including us.  The human body is a natural machine, and without Nature, the machine cannot run as intended.  We are not complete without the universe, as we are a part of it.  Connect to be your true Self.

Shift the job focus of scientists from developing more drugs to allowing for simple, natural preventative measures with true studies to back up why pollution needs to change positively and be restored back to Nature.  Stop polluting water so that the water clean up systems aren’t needed/ loud / using energy.  Where do the toxins go?  Do you want to swim in the same water where a boat is directly polluting?  Plant gardens and stop loudly paving over our resources with toxic man-made chemicals.  How much has been lost?  Bring back and encourage the bees, insects, and animals left, to a place of flowers and natural sounds and rhythms.  Ground down to the Earth’s naturalness and connect not to the humans’ machines, but to the universe’s infinite system of connections.  There we will find the energy we have always wanted to connect with:  Love & Light.

Refuse to be in places and report places that are loud:  houses & neighbourhoods, the work place, restaurants, beaches, cities, transportation, celebrations, vehicles, construction, movie theaters, concerts, etc.  Measure sound levels and identify sources.  Issue complaints.  Find alternate solutions.  Hearing loss affects mostly everyone.  If you’re thinking, “That’s the way it is,” remember: it wasn’t how it was, or how it will have to be to continue living, so let’s change it.  Stop this constant struggle to retain our energy, so we may be free to be our True Selves, healthy, smiling, and loving.  One issue with health snowballs into the destruction of the machine, which affects all around it or depending on it, and ripples out into the Universe.  The positive changes for improving sound pollution will not be able to be labeled on a bottle or become a marketing trick fad.  The results will be audible…the sounds of the birds and bees…the sound of your Inner Voice, your Higher Self…guiding you to the goodness of real Love that you can have all of the time!  It’s within you all of the time.  You are Love!  Be Love, Be Purely You.

Humans, we were not meant to create, to compete with Nature, to take her over, or to try to outsmart her.  We are a part of Nature, not separate or superior.  Nothing humans make can compare to Nature.  Nature’s cycles and organic ways of recycling can inspire us.  We need to learn how to harmonize once again.  The sounds of man-made machines are not in harmony with Nature’s Choir.  Our voices are.  We can use our inventive gifts to design ways to heal from pollution and allow for new routines with full-circle health at the center.

Let’s live peacefully, gently, and respectfully.  Let’s make big changes by making small changes.  One change in attitude, harmful to helpful, equals the solution to every problem in the universe.  Pollution affects everyone and everything, and it is extremely painful for sensitive/aware people, and those with hyperacusis.  The Earth’s children are not being given a chance to be their natural, true, real Self.  They are injured from the start, and they don’t know the difference of how things could be positive for them.  By the time they may think of how to make changes, they are sick.  It is simple to prevent, but complex to heal.  Think about energy levels.  It takes more energy to undo negativity than to stay positive.  Depollute minds of negative teachings.  We have the power to change pollution, so let’s do it today and every day.  There are endless ways to heal from and prevent pollution.  Listen to Nature, for Nature is what we are and need.  Illness, miscommunication, and negativity will fall away if we connect to the sense of Nature.  Can you sense her?  Where is she, untouched by pollution?  Where is she?  Live in the Light!  Love, ~Amor Milagre  [This text is included in my A Gentle Life Book Collection]

Music of the Moment:  Instant Karma, John Lennon

An Accurate Children’s Book about Pollution:  The Wump World, by Bill Peet

 

 

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La Mer, Oceanic Ethical Art & Design Collection 2020

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La Mer

Once upon an ocean, there was air to breathe and love for all…

An Original Oceanic Collection by Amor Milagre

Ethically Handmade Art, Photography, Stationery, Organic Apparel, Books, and More for All Ages!

Coming 2020

A Gentle Life Collection

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Music of the Moment:  La Mer, Charles Trenet

 

 

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A New Novel Series, A Gentle Life Book Collection, Summer

Amor Milagre Summer A New Novel Series A Gentle Life Book Collection Ethical Handmade Gift Shop Art Organic Woman amormilagre.comThe air is moving, and a delicious new novel is flying in.  It will land in my bookshop very soon, and is the first in a new original seasonal series.  All ages can delve into this world between the pages.  My pen has been dancing all week and is now resting, out of ink.  Stay tuned for this new book release.  Happy Midsummer Days, XOXO ~Amor Milagre

Coming Up:

A New Novel Series for All Ages!

Music of the Moment:  the bumble bees in the garden

 

 

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English Cottage Garden: Summer Foxgloves & Baby Nursery Letters

Amor Milagre Summer English Garden Foxglove Cottage Illustrated Alphabet Letters Nursery Custom Name Initial Ethical Handmade Gift Shop Art Organic Baby & Child amormilagre.comThe moment a seedling blooms, after a year of peaceful patience, the senses dance and celebrate the miracle of Nature’s gifts.  Our children’s garden sways with beautiful tall foxglove ladies, in their pretty gowns where faeries sleep and children smile.  I am forever inspired by the wonders of Nature.  View the ever-growing, unique, and customizable Illustrated Garden Alphabet Letter Collection here.  These little darlings are for all ages, but especially sweet in a baby and child’s nursery room.  (Original Paintings, Art Prints, Stationery, and Custom Options are available to purchase for this collection).  Bring Nature in, and she will inspire you to go out to play!  Happy Summer Gardening!  XOXO ~Amor MilagreAmor Milagre Summer English Garden Foxglove Cottage Illustrated Alphabet Letters Nursery Atelier Custom Name Initial Ethical Handmade Gift Shop Art Organic Baby & Child amormilagre.com

Coming Up:

~More New Illustrated Garden Alphabet Letters and a matching Children’s Book

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Music of the Moment:  The Secret Garden Movie Soundtrack, Zbigniew Preisner

 

 

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Colour Mood: Summer Fruit, Organic Home & Garden Design

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This morning, we relished in our first peach of the Summer Season.  Apricots, plums, peaches, and nectarines kiss sandy tapestry prints as I choose new colours and healthy materials for our new organic home.  This year, I’ll be posting ‘before and after’ designs, tips for non-toxic material choices, fresh colour moods, and new art collections so you can follow along with our renovation adventures.  We’re saying goodnight soon to this beautiful organic home that we designed and hand built with Love.  Design highlights are coming up!  Today, we’re happy to have a fresh fruit salad and new ideas breezing around blank pages.  Inspired by Nature and the Senses.  Happy Summer!  XOXO ~Amor MilagreAmor Milagre Summer Fruit Plum Colour Mood Organic Home & Garden 2019 Upholstered Chairs Tapestry Ethical Handmade Gift Shop Art Apparel Organic Vegan Baby & Child design amormilagre.com

There are increasingly more ethical materials to choose from when you’re buying furniture, bedding, plants, and more for your home.  Looking for the organic, healthy options will boost your health in the moment and in the long run.  Ask questions to find what options are best for your specific needs and design desires.  This comes in handy when registering for wedding gifts, new baby presents, holidays, birthdays, and gifts to celebrate your Self and Dear Ones.  These new dining chairs are custom designed by me and ethically made by a local company.  They’re so comfy and built to last.  We’ll be releasing ethically handmade (completely by us) furniture collections here at the Amor Milagre Shop in upcoming seasons, including children’s toys like dollhouses and customizable gifts for all ages.  It’s so much fun to design these collections for you.  You can choose goodness for yourself in every thing you do!  Breathe deeply, knowing your home is a healthy one.  For design advice and custom projects, please message me here.

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Coming Up:

~New Colour Moods & Pleasures for the Weekend

~Fresh New Designs for Home, Garden, Food, Art, & Organic Apparel

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The Sweet Flavours of Summer…

Which colours do you Love to eat, wear, adorn your home in, and plant in your garden?

Gift Guide by Colour Mood

Below is a gallery full of fruit infused inspirations

for your home and personal, customizable gifts for your Dear Ones.

Visit My Shop to view each item’s product page.

To me these colours are:  Sweet, juicy, soft, fuzzy, adored, and creamy.

XOXO ~Amor Milagre

 

 

Music of the Moment:  Mio Cuore, Vanessa Paradis

 

 

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Moving Shop & Upcoming Book: “The Art of Packing & Moving” New Home Health Tips

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Uprooting and replanting can spin a mind faster than a fast mind already spins.  _____pause to breathe______   Unwind, keep healthy routines, and organize while performing “The Art of Packing & Moving.”  Read more in this new upcoming book from my ‘A Gentle Life Book Collection’.  A new home is exciting!  A relief?  A fresh palette.  What will you paint?  Laughs, sweet dreams, and cozy rooms?  I hope so.  How can I pack my roots?  Gently and slowly as you go…sorting what to bring and what to let go of, leaving room for new wonders to grow…Stay tuned for more Sustainable Home Design journal posts and Design Book Collections.  Happy New Home to All of the Movers This Season!  XOXO ~Amor Milagre

We’re Moving! All New Orders Will Ship Upon Reopening.

Thank you for your Patience.

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Coming Up:

Summer Collections!

New Book:  The Art of Packing & Moving

 

A Few Related Posts:

New Home Shopping Tips: House & Land Search

New Home Design Series & Books, Interior Design & Sustainable Building

10 Quick Tips for Building a Sustainable House, Organic Home Design

 

Music of the Moment:  M’Bifé, Amadou & Mariam

 

 

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New Home Shopping Tips: House & Land Search

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A tangle of emotions whirl around when leaving a home and searching for a new one.  Here are just a few things to keep in mind when looking for your new ‘home sweet home’.  Visiting the towns and local spots, talking with the people who live there, and taking videos and pictures in each season can help shape an impression of an unknown town.  Pro-con lists, research, and the natural instincts of the senses can help you decide where you’re next nest will be.  We’ve been living this process, and thought we’d share a few things that we find helpful when looking at each property listing.  Stay tuned for more Sustainable Home Design journal posts.  This info also appears in my Design Book Collection. Most of these tips are still good for city apartment hunting, too!  Happy sweet spot searching!  XOXO ~Amor Milagre

A few practical shopping tips to keep in mind when looking for a new house or land:

~Location: Is this the area you want to live in?  Is it close to your basic shops?  But, is it too close to neighbours, highways & major roads, or louder, polluted areas?  Is the surrounding area likely to be developed into commercial shops or subdivisions?  Is this area in line with airplane routes or power lines?  Would your home be close to a hospital, police & fire dept, doctor’s office, dentist, and what you find important for staying healthy and in the case of an emergency?  Is this area near bodies of water where you can exercise naturally and swim seasonally?  Can you walk or bike to work or town?  Where are the grocery shops, and do they have organic food shops that support local farmers?  What are the surrounding towns, and what can they offer your lifestyle and weekly routines?  What are the schools, regular attractions, and seasonal festivals like?  If you homeschool, do the schools allow you to participate in specific classes or groups?  How far is your commute?  Are there local restaurants where you can celebrate special occasions?  Do they have options for your kind of dietary choices/needs?

~Health:  Does this area have fresh air and peaceful, natural sounds?  How quiet is the area?  Do the neighbours fix cars, chainsaw, use/ride loud tractors or motorcycles?  Do they have roosters or loud pets?  Can you sleep well at night or have quiet naps in the day for children and people with illness?  Whether you’re planning on living there a short or long time, is this a healthy choice for your lifetime?  Does the house or land have strong scents?  If you’re allergic to pets/dust/mold, does the house irritate your sinuses and lungs?  Does the land smell of farm animals from previous owners?  Does the smell worsen during rain and warm seasons?  What is in your control and how can you live somewhere new that is healthy for your specific needs?  What is the barometric pressure like and how often/quickly does it change (for migraines)?  Is there a good sunny space for organic gardens and a place to unwind?  Can you safely go on walks on the land or nearby?  What is the empathic feeling of the house/land:  positive, negative, or both?  Can you find history notes about the area?  What is the energy of the place?

~Maintenance:  How well can you maneuver on the roads in the winter?  Do they plow well and often?  If a private road, can you plow or hire someone reliable and nearby?  Would this land require too much maintenance for you to personally take care of?

~Relaxation: What is the feeling of the town?  Does it match with your natural, personal mood that you’d ideally like to be in daily?

~Community:  What groups can you join or take part in when you like?  Are the people generally friendly and helpful?  What is the culture(s) like?  Do you need to learn a new language?  How many available jobs are there in your new area?  What can you be a part of there?  What kinds of activities do they have for children and holidays?  How is the crime rate and how easily can you find help from local systems if you need it?  Are there any reported/known offenders in the area?  What are the usual lifestyles, customs, activities, and events that some locals subscribe to?  Would you be able to find the things you Love to do there?  Could you make opportunities for these things there?

~Price:  A major factor.  Can you afford this area?  Finding somewhere that you can afford is important so that you can live at home, and not live at your job, working overtime to afford a certain area.  What are the taxes like?  If a HOA, what are the annual fees?  Is the cost of living in this new area affordable?  Does a tomato cost 3X more here than in the next town?  If you’re investing in a house that needs a renovation, how much will the reno improve the value of the house if you choose to sell it later?

~House Type: Does the house suit you and your lifestyle?  Does the layout suit your needs, family, routines, and space per person?  When was it built?  Does is smell of smoke, perfume, pets, dust, mold, etc?  What condition is the house in:  renovate or move in ready for your needs/tastes?  What design type is the exterior and interior?  How easily and cost efficient could you renovate it to your needs/tastes?  How motivated are the sellers?  How willing are they to work with you so you may have money to renovate?  Can they finish a project before you move in?  Would you need to paint, remove wallpaper, redo floors, build additions/ storage/ driveways, pave roads, etc?  Which walls are load bearing?  What is the condition of the roof, chimney(s), siding, insulation, etc?  What are the heating/cooling sources?  Is this sustainable and cost-efficient for your annual budget?  Is there an air system for fresh air circulation?  Are the windows efficient and do they operate properly?  Is the electrical up to code?  Is there a fire sprinkler system? Does the house lot need better drainage to avoid leaks and flooding?  Is it on a hill that could result in a landslide?  If in a place that is prone to high winds, is the house flexibly built to withstand the strain?  Is the driveway flat to reduce wintery accidents?  Where is the mailbox?  Is the street safe, busy, easy to find/turn into your driveway?  What is the flow and ease of use for the rooms?  Does it feel like someone else’s house, or with some changes/your belongings, could you see yourself living there?   …..+

~Land Type: Is the land flat, steep, hilly, uneven, rocky?  Is the bedrock exposed or close to the surface which could require blasting to install the foundation?  Is the land marshy, too near brooks, or too buggy?  What are the lot lines?  What is the slope?  How much of the land is naturally ready to build on?  How much extra work/money/time would it take to build there?  Would the type of land change what kind of building design you could accomplish?  What is the climate & usual weather?  Walking around the property can really help by seeing if there are half-buried “treasures” and vehicles from previous owners.  What is the state of the Natural ecosystem?  Is there a good space for wildlife?  What are the views:  the neighbours garbage cans strewn along the street, piles of antique machines and car parts, or…beautiful water, mountains, fields, or trees?  Can you see the sky?  How much light will you have, especially on rainy days?  How many trees will you leave near the house?  Are there natural features such as: brooks, waterfalls, large mossy boulders?  Are there old man-made features such as:  stone walls, sheds, gardens, etc?  Is there a well or a septic system or enough room to put them in?  How far is the building site from existing utilities for electricity, plumbing, phone lines, internet, etc?  Does the land have good drainage?  What is the history of the land?

Whew…and these are just a few…we’re excited to find our new spot and share a fresh batch of building & design tips along the way!

Coming Up:  More Sustainable Home Design journal posts, books, and product collections!

 

A Few Related Posts:

New Home Design Series & Books, Interior Design & Sustainable Building

10 Quick Tips for Building a Sustainable House, Organic Home Design

 

Music of the Moment:  Our House, Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young

 

 

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Q & A Interview with Amor Milagre: Art Design Books School Work Health Vegan Garden Life Style

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Thank you for all your lovely questions, comments, shares, and stories this past year.  I reply personally as messages come in, but I wanted to take a moment to answer a few of the repeating questions here. (All text is included in my current and upcoming books).  This post is a part of a new series called Q&A Interviews.  Thank you for asking and Happy Spring! XOXO ~Amor Milagre

Q:  What are your favorite recipes and foods?

A:  My favourite foods are simple and raw such as strawberries and tomatoes.  We love seasonally sun-ripened fruit and vegetables from our garden.  I write simple, fresh, delicious recipes, influenced by European, peasant-style, zero-waste cooking.  My favourite recipe right now would be our healthy green smoothie that we have every mid-morning.  I’m including the recipe in my upcoming vegan organic cookbook collection. We eat fresh organic food, mostly from our gardens; other food is from a natural, healthy, local organic shop featuring produce from local farms.  These foods help heal and prevent illness.  They taste naturally sweet and full of unique flavours.

Q:  What kind of camera do you use?  How do you get such clear pictures?

A:  I use a small, simple digital camera.  It’s not about the kind of camera you use, it’s more about how you see your world, and that perception translates into the closest camera version for screen and print.  Thank you for all your lovely comments about my photos!  I very much enjoy photography.  My senses love natural imagery as much as the sounds, touch, taste, scents, and energy of Nature.  I began by using an old manual camera, which I like the most.  The shutter click alone….lovely!  Until I can make a dark room again, I’ll use this little digital camera.  Make sure your lens is clean for clear pictures, and see it first with your senses and heart.  It’s more about you, and not your camera.

Q:  My kids love your books!!!  They get so silly!  We like trying out the games and ideas from your books.  As a mother, I find the routines helpful.  What were your favorite books when you were little?

A:  Thank you!  My goal is to encourage the imagination for children of all ages, 0-1000+.  As a little one, I loved the Jungle Book, Winnie the Pooh, Ziggy, Beatrix Potter, Tasha Tudor, The Secret Garden, faerie stories, and tons more.  It’s fun to read all of the new books.  We adore the worlds of so many books, and now my books are recited here daily!  It’s a fun cycle to share your own world through children’s books.  We have lots of new favourite books now, too.  We request books from the library before adding them to our holiday wishlists.  Libraries are really important for every community and to house all the old and new books.  I now share our Favourite Book Reading Lists here on my organic lifestyle journal.

Q:  What are you favorite cities?  Do you teach classes when traveling?

A:  My favorite cities so far are:  Lucca, Positano, Perugia, Assisi, San Gimignano, (Tuscany, Amalfi, Umbria) in Italy, Rouen, Étretat, Le Havre in France, Bruges in Belgium, and quiet sleepy towns on the ocean with fresh food.  I would have loved to travel all over, but I was ill for a long time.  Hopefully, wherever we move next is my favourite!  In the future, we may teach classes while travelling, and that info will be posted here.  Thanks!

Q:  I love your style!!!  How did you come up with such a unique look?

A:  Thank you!  I try things.  I like styles from various ages.  I can’t help but be myself.  Being sensitive, I’m very aware of what speaks to me, what fits well, and is comfortable.  I sense how patterns, colours, and textures play with one another.  Each body is unique, and we all have our own world of evolving style.  Look within instead of copying others and your style will accumulate naturally.  I make most of my own clothing, which you’ll see in my upcoming organic collections here in my shop. I also try to only wear/use fabric and materials that are organic, sensitive, healthy, non-toxic, soft, durable, and ethical.  It’s important to know how a company’s process works in totality before buying from them.  Look for truly ‘transparent’ brands.  I list everything about my current and upcoming organic apparel collections on my site so customers can see exactly what the product is and that I made it with Love.  Fashion and style are different.  Style is you, fashion is them.  Style is constant/evolving, and fashion is fleeting/cyclical.  More information about sustainable, personally customized wardrobes is featured in my upcoming design style book collection. I’m always interested in learning about new cultures and attire.  Playing with design allows new ideas to form in my hands.  Just like in gardening, the hands and senses measure naturally and the most accurately when making something.

Q:  Your books are very helpful.  Where do you get your ideas?  Do you ever get writer’s block?

A:  My ideas come to me in a constant stream from all times and worlds/my senses.  I never have enough time/energy to record and produce them all.  Sadly, so many hilarious ideas are sleepily lost until hopefully found again in a different version.  No, I never get writer’s block, but I do have to take pauses and little breaks so I’m not so exhausted.  It’s the opposite issue, I have to stop myself from working all the time.  Our life is quite crowded with full days, but we’re simplifying, so I’ll release many more collections soon!  I encourage everyone to trust their own voice.  (It’s not a good idea to copy and or try to steal from others.  Only their unique perspective and experiences form their own words.  What are your words?  What do you think?)  If you feel blocked:  Release, let go, breathe, and change directions.  Go for a stroll or lay still and close your eyes.  Too much ‘go-go-going’ gets you nowhere.  Meditate on your breath and relieve the pressure.  Eat well.  Start fresh.  Let new thoughts in and balance…I sometimes teach a creative writing class.  I’ll post the info here.

Q:  Your messages are of love and peace.  Would you say you’re a pacifist?

A: Yes.  Clear communication is everything for a loving and peaceful life for all.

Q:  What kind of mediums do you work in?

A:  All kinds, mostly watercolour, pencil, charcoal.  More oil paintings are coming up, as we’re redoing the studio in future seasons.  I also enjoy sculpture, textiles & apparel, film, photography, cooking, book design, gardening, and lots more.  I hope to make a pottery studio later on and release a ceramics collection in my shop.  Watercolour bends with my mind.  It flows and it’s my favourite go-to for designing everything from interiors to apparel to book characters +…

Q:  What do you do for relaxation:

A:  Meditation, salt baths, walks outside, drawing, dancing, laughing, yoga stretching, journaling, writing, music, movies, reading as a family, and grounding in the garden and at the ocean in the fresh sea air.

Q:  When will the new apparel collections be available?

A:  2019 Summer and Autumn.  I’m very excited to release these organic handmade items into the shop.

Q:  What kinds of music do you like?  I look forward to your “music of the moment” blurb on each post.

A:  I Love many kinds of music, depending on mood, time of day, and what we’re doing.  I love gypsy violin, acoustic guitar, voices of many cultures, rock n roll, blues, jazz, holiday songs, choirs, old movie soundtracks, slow oceanic type songs, and anything that matches my energy level/frequency and feels a match of sound.  As a synesthete & empath, it’s important to soothe and release the senses with peaceful exterior stimuli, such as music, places, people, etc.  Singing is a way of relaxing and improving lung strength.  It’s also a form of meditation chanting and yoga breathing.  Moving your breath in sound is an amazing way to use your imagination and shape air.  Playing and listening to music are amazing ways to improve brain connections and memory.  Stay tuned for more mood music on these journal posts.  What songs are you listening to today?

Q:  You have a unique style of drawing and painting.  Where did you learn?  Where did you go to school?  How do I come up with my own style of art?

A:  Thank you.  I get this question quite often.  I didn’t ‘learn my style’ from anywhere specifically, it’s just my own evolving expression of my world inside and around me.  I did take a few anatomy drawing classes/design classes in school and college.  I felt it was limiting to the teacher’s preference of line style with no room for creativity there, even after ‘accomplishing’ traditional techniques.  I practice drawing all the time, and my eyes practice even when my hands aren’t drawing.  I did attend college at a ‘prestigious’ design school in NYC, but I feel anyone can learn anything without college or paying for classes.  I teach a unique children’s class (free & local), called The Crayon Club, to help everyone begin seeing through their own eyes and imagination with many other fun features.  A book for this is coming up so people everywhere can learn, too.  I also teach various types of private and group classes for all ages.  We have so much fun with our daily homeschool art class.  It’s just a part of life here, like lunch.  Art therapy for all is an amazing release and inspiration for the inner Self.  All you need is a will to learn, to request books at libraries, watch instructional videos or artist documentaries, hang out at galleries and museums, look at forms before drawing, and try out different healthy things to teach yourself, which is really what I have done.  Classes are limited to the teacher’s style, ego, and critique, so you really end up teaching yourself outside of the class.  It takes a lot of work and time to pay off college tuition.  Even if you have a full scholarship, your time is valuable.  I don’t agree with the way education is set up.  It needs a complete redesign.  ‘Education’ is really meant to be about the students and helping them design healthy lifestyles.  Everyone has special gifts and can use them in their professions, if desired.  If you choose school, make sure you take time in between/during the required curriculum to think about yourself and what you want.  We have choices in what jobs we choose, if we look for the choices.  You can even create your choices and invent customized options, like I do.  For artists, you can go to a school, or you could get a job and spend what money you have on a few pencils and paper, and save the rest for living expenses for living a healthy life.  Learn computer programs if you like, but learning to SEE first, even before drawing by hand or computer programs, is vital for a healthy vision and developing a creative flexibility in your mind.  Drawing is looking and feeling, and not much looking down at your paper, just referencing it.  There is a connection with your unique sense of perception.  Even if vision is not your primary sense, you can draw by connecting with the energy.  Draw apples, buildings, yourself in the mirror/by feeling your face, everything…then focus on your own messages and develop your own interests/style.  Most of my artwork is not in my shop yet, so remember not to limit a person’s ‘style’ to one look or what you’ve seen of their ‘portfolio’.  People can make things in different collections and ‘styles’.  Often, I teach art classes for all ages, including beginners and advanced artists who get stuck in a ‘style’, which just means stuck in life.  Be free!  Try new things for a healthy balance!

Q:  How old are you?  You sound young, but write like an older person.

A:   …   Ageless or really old, but not that old for humans in the way you’re asking about.  Old soul empaths write how they feel, what they sense…it might not always be what people understand at the present time.

Q:  Why are you a vegan?  I’m thinking about it, but it seems too limiting!

A:  For good health and peace for all, and if you research it well, you’ll see the choice is clear.  I talk a lot about this in my books and in these organic lifestyle journal posts.  I feel it’s a very important choice for respecting Nature and ourselves.  It’s not limiting to improve your health.  Like any transition, it takes a little bit to adjust, but it was all positive changes for me.  The vegan lifestyle feels healthy.  I was raised to not be vegan, so I am simply back to how I would naturally eat and live.  It’s so much easier and loving in many ways.  More on this is coming up!  Eating organic plants feels good, and there are so many options.  My cookbook collection is coming up to help with transitions and recipes!

Q:  What country are you in?  Do you ship internationally?

A:  Amor Milagre is a US based company that ships internationally.  Thanks!

Q:  You have such vision!  Why aren’t you in charge of a department in a design firm or corp?  Would you like to be? Contact me here….

A:  I’ve always seen things as they are and how beautiful they can be.  I make goals and help myself complete them.  I’ve always known that I wanted to have my own company at home.  I’m still not fully where I know I can be, but it takes so much time/health to get around other’s plans/barriers and environmentally-caused illness.  It also takes time and energy to recover from difficult maternity illnesses.  (My healthy happy parenting/children’s books encourage listening and helpful guidance to allow children to walk their unique path). During and after college, I briefly worked at large design companies (against my instincts/plan) and was offered a ‘bigger position’ of running design departments, but it was entirely wrong for me so I quit and tried to heal from illness while opening my own company.  Building the ‘something important’ that only I see, with no resources, is difficult, but to me, it’s my vocation.  I have to.  I want to.  I feel it will help.  ‘Start Small’ is one of my upcoming books, and this message is in all of my books and work.  Illness can take up so much of your life, but if allowed to choose a healthy natural lifestyle, illness fades and your work shines.  It’s in everyone’s best interest to come back to Nature and stop all types of abuse and pollution.

Working in a big company was limiting, uncreative, and the environment, unnecessary pressure, and lifestyle was ill-making.  Their practices, and the lack of healthy practices, were shocking to me.  (They didn’t even recycle).  This is why there are so many products on the shelves that don’t fit anyone, because they didn’t check anything before production.  They wasted so much, they copied bad designs, and the materials were not sustainable in the first place.  There are a lot of wasted materials and energy in production as well.  The makers are not in healthy places or paid fairly.  Communities near factories are polluted and create illness.  Life cycles are very important.  Who is reviewing the life cycles?

Having complete creative control, direction, and expression within my own company is healthy for my lifestyle…to live.  I control the materials, messages, environment, and my schedule.  Everything I make is unique and handmade.  Corporations, as I know them, are very unhealthy in their totality.  It’s frustrating because they have resources, but they are usually making the wrong choices.  A major change needs to happen for companies before it’s even worse off for the world.  I Love my company, and my customers appreciate a loving, healthy, evolving collection to adopt into their lives and homes.  We design our life to make sure our family’s health comes first.  So, no thank you for unhealthy corporation job offers.  I do consider custom design projects.  You can visit my design page, and message me with details and proposals.

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Q:  Where else can I see your collections?

A:   My collections are exclusively sold here at amormilagre.com.  Amor Milagre is just me.  One person, lovingly doing everything.  I chose to do this so I can make sure everything is sustainable, handmade, accurately priced, shipped quickly, and so I can provide healthy communication with my customers.  My company is designed to be a positive place and experience.  I may do things differently, but I inspire my viewers to see that as a positive for them and for Nature.  This also allows customers to be on the computer less and go out and enjoy Nature more!  Less online comparison hunting through websites and more passion and fun!  I post updates on this journal, so everything is easy to keep up with and enjoy.

Q:  I’d like to work at Amor Milagre, how do I apply?

A:  (Please see the answer above, too).  Possibly in the future, I may choose to have a shop building address with additional company features, but for now I’m exclusively an online shop.  Thank you very much for your interest.  For those asking, I recommend one of my classes to aid in enhancing your gifts and helping you in your self-exploration journey.  Several people who ask to apply, after a chat I hear, are artists who have lost their passion and confidence.  My books can be very helpful for this, too!  Starting over can be a very positive change!  I like helping others find their passions.  You are bright stars, shine your Light!  Thank you for wanting to be a part of Amor Milagre, and you can be, by being Purely You!  I do have an upcoming series that I’ll be accepting submissions for soon.  It’s all about promoting positive changes all over the world.  Check back on this journal for details.

Q:  What are your tips for picking interior paint colors?

A:  I have many!  It depends on the project, but for all paint:  Choose durable, well made, no-VOC paint from a healthy, green company.  My upcoming design books and design atelier services provide more info for interior design advice.  Make sure your colours soothe your unique senses and lifestyle.  I do like to compliment skin tones by choosing paint that is flattering.  The home is a wonderful place to think about all kinds of customizable and pleasing design ideas.  Please message me for design projects and questions.  My Colour Moods Fashion & Personal Style Series may be helpful for finding ‘your neutrals’ and favourite colours.

Q:  Will you be teaching organic vegan cooking classes again?

A:  I’d really like to.  We’ll see if I can fit them into my 2019-2020 schedule.  I think it’s very important to share what we figure out to help others in their healthy lifestyle evolution.  Thanks, they were fun!  It feels good to help.

Q:  Who are your favorite fashion designers:

A:  Luisa Beccaria is a favourite for aesthetic inspiration, and I haven’t found any favourites for sustainability yet.  Brands would need to become more consistent and ethical before I could recommend them.  They can also talk about their chosen ethical materials. Otherwise, how is the general public, who looks at designs for inspiration rather than actual purchasing options, to know what the collections are made of?  Growing up, I followed Dries van Noten’s collection each year for colour interests and men’s shoe designs, and also various looks/designer collections from each season.  There is not really one designer that I connect with each year, except sometimes Luisa.  I really liked Dior’s 2017 SS Couture Magical Garden Fashion Show & Collection.  (This was the first couture collection from Maria Grazia Chiuri, the house’s first women’s designer).  I like collections that are imaginative, natural, feminine, sweet, yet strong in the senses.  There are a few organic children’s designers we like, but they’re not consistent enough yet to reference.  Of course, I love my own organic collections, which will be releasing in upcoming seasons, for all ages.  The fit of most brand collections, for ready to wear clothing, needs so much more attention.  I want to inspire designers to produce less, and to produce infinitely better quality than the market reflects.  Timeless designs that fit well can proudly appear every year.  Trends could be seen in a more fun way, still made well, but less quantity and pose less risk to the classic wardrobe and wallet.  ‘Design’ needs a redesign.

Q:  Why don’t you post pictures of yourself?  We want to see you?  You frustrate me when you write about things and I can’t see you doing them. 🙂

A:  Fame by physical recognition is not desirable to me because it is not real.  My universal messages of Love are the focus.  Readers can connect with Amor Milagre’s messages in a pure way, without Earthly ‘teachings’ of what to connect to by appearance.  I support my family with my specifically designed ‘A Gentle Life Collections’ by helping others connect with their inner Self for a healthy life.  This is a good time to practice using your imagination!  We do not believe it is safe to post personal pictures online.  We encourage people to keep their privacy and to not put everything online.  For example:  Wait until your children are grown up to ask their permission to post their picture online.  Ask others in your photos and in the backgrounds for their permission, before posting.  Why do you need to post personal pictures online?  It’s simply not safe.  We encourage people to develop natural friendships in their daily life, to be confident by Loving their inner Self, to not seek exterior approval, and to LIVE offline.  There are so many wonderful things to do without computers, electricity, and clicking sounds.  Go Live!  See how wonderful it is!  Laugh and smile naturally, without taking selfies…  Go breathe, without a phone app telling you when…  Personal photo albums are fun to hold and share stories with Dear Ones.  Trade printed photos with a handwritten letter. Redesign the way you see the Self.  Love Being Purely You!

Q:  Your gardens are so pretty!  I want to start a garden, but don’t know where to start?  Advice please!

A:  A passion for plants is a great start.  You can start by thinking about:  What kind of plants you like.  How much space you want to use.  How to prepare it, whether it’s soil outside or pots on a balcony.  Colours and moods you desire and adore.  Bookmarking gardening books from the library and using a Pinterest folder for gardens are good ways to organize and review what you like.  Narrow your admirations down to a few to start with.  Create a simple structure and start with a few plants.  Seeds are a great way to start.  Planting bulbs with patience and Love in a natural planting arrangement is fun.  Edit as you go and learn.  Start with a few to learn how to care for each type of plant.  Perennials are helpful, beautiful, and economical.  How much time do you have before you want to see blooms?  Do you want organic edible plants?  Visit local gardens and conservatories for inspiration.  More info can be found in my books, these journal posts, my upcoming gardening books, and in the gardening section of your library.  Plant what you Love!  A garden is a friend who adores you and provides so many healthy benefits.  No garden is too small to enjoy!

Q:  What is your favorite vacation spot?

A:  Home on Sundays.  It’s quieter on this speck of Earth on Sundays, and we love pajamas.

 

Thank you, and I’ll pause the Q&A for now.  Most messages are answered personally.  I did receive quite a few questions about how to best frame my artwork collections.  I will be releasing some inspiring information about this soon!

It’s a new Season so time to rest, be cozy, explore, and enjoy simple Springtime pleasures.  Thanks and please check back for upcoming collection releases!  ~Amor Milagre

 

Music of the Moment:  This Will Be Our Year, The Zombies

 

 

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Flowers in May, Art Print Sale & Spring Gift Guide

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Fresh brilliant colours of Spring against the budding bright baby greens feel exciting yet delicate…  The breath before the coaster turns on the crest…  The petals dangle before the wind whirls them over to another town…  Other places have warmed into Summer, but here, we’re just seeing our Spring appear…in her long blossoming cloak.  We tour fields she awakens in hopes of finding quiet land for new designs.  New pages fill with the colours and textures of my senses, inspired by Her fresh fiddleheads unfurling and kissing tulips on soft curious bees and babes.

Gather from my garden of Art Print Collections to grow a gallery in any space for any age.  For gifts, send your personal messages here. Custom gift options are now available.  Bring Nature in and go out to be with Her.  Nature soothes, heals, and delights!  Happy Spring!  XOXO ~Amor Milagre

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Art Print Sale!

Enjoy 10% off All Art Prints with Code: PRINTS

A Gentle Life Collections by Amor Milagre.

Romantic Ethically Handmade Gifts for All Ages!

Wander my Shop for Natural inspirations from books to art to stationery,

and soon a new collection of organic apparel for mother and child!

 

New products and collections release each week,

please check back for your custom, unique gifts!

 

Music of the Moment:  Lollipop, The Chordettes

 

 

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Beautiful Woman, Happy Mother’s Day Sale & Gift Guide

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View this pastel drawing in the Shop here, Gentle Gypsy Dancer.

“Woman, the beauty of her loving strength…

Woman, wise creative inventive soulful…

Woman, true intuition and the healing caress of Nature…

Woman, breathe Love in and out, purely true, taking gentle care of wonderful you…”

Happy Mother’s Day, XOXO ~Amor Milagre

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View the Illustrated Garden Alphabet Letter Collection here.  What is her name, initial, favourite word?

I adore being Mamma.  Motherhood is my greatest bliss, responsibility, and strength.  Perhaps only Mamma Nature truly knows women.  Being a woman, a mother, and all that women go through cannot entirely be penned into Earthly expressions.  We can take time to heal, laugh, and romance our days for a healthy, beautiful feeling life.  Unwind the senses and feel them as they are.  Nature shows us the beauty and patience of resilience.  Trees bow in the breeze believing in their strong roots.  Humans can learn from Mamma Nature and be wise in any tide.  Mothers can listen.  A gentle hand can caress a flower to sleep.  We are all Love.

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View this lovely merlady in the Shop here! New mermaid artwork and books are coming up Summer 19!

Happy Mother’s Day Sale!

Enjoy 15% off All Orders with Code: MAMMA

(Sale goes until May 13th 2019)

Take some time and think about the women in your life this Spring and every day.

Share your thanks in loving words and actions, peaceful moments for them to rest and reflect, a lovely meal, a fun outting, and perhaps gifts of Love and gentleness.

What would they enjoy?  Asking is very nice, too. 

A packet of organic seeds or a potted plant lasts longer than cut flowers.  What kind of gift will last and be adored?

Simple pleasures romance each day and build a beautiful, healthy lifestyle.

 

All of my collections are designed with respect for all.  My children’s book characters are healthy, positive, mindful role models for my readers.  Everyone can chose goodness for themselves and all!  Live in the Light, XOXO ~Amor Milagre

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View more artwork and collections inspired by Women in the Shop here, with many more to come, including some very special books!

A Gentle Life Collections by Amor Milagre.

Romantic Ethically Handmade Gifts for All Ages!

Wander my Shop for gentle feminist & maternal inspirations from books to art,

and soon organic apparel for mother and child & a customizable stationery collection!

 

New products and collections release each week,

please check back for your custom, unique gifts!

Music of the Moment:  Ninna Nanna, Italian Folk Lullaby

 

 

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Pleasures for the Weekend: Spring 2019

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Photography Shop Opening Soon!

Planting seeds of goodness for a lovely Spring & Summer.  Tidying the gardens and potting up some fresh soil to plant organic basil seeds to enjoy in Summer’s dishes.  Reading Spring faerie poetry to help the seedlings grow strong and healthy.  Inventing a few simply wonderful organic ways to celebrate Spring and this Easter weekend.  What do you enjoy planning for your weekend?

We love to splash in puddles outside on fresh rainy days or at a local plant nursery.  Devising edible planting lists and layouts in sketchbooks while watching Gardner’s World is very fun with a cozy cup of tea and fresh cream clothes.  The windows open for fickle winds to breeze through our hair.  Drawing new book illustrations in candlelit evenings to low tender violin hums, when all the world is asleep, tickles the imagination and delights my dreams.  Writing about our week in letters accompanied by astounding drawings, with stamps placed proudly by little bunny paws.  Visiting the new fleecy lambs at a local farm is a special Easter tradition.  A gentle lifestyle reminder whirls in our hearts when we smile and quietly cheer them on as they learn to walk.  All of the sheep smile, too.  It’s the natural way for all of us, remember?  Enjoying the week and now enjoying the weekend. 

Getting personal items ready to sell & replace is on the list.  Did you know little bunnies grow quickly sometimes in great bunny spurts?  Must be what comes from eating so much lettuce.  A pleasure we have each season is carefully choosing new children’s clothing and also making seasonal collections.  I’ll soon release a collection of organic apparel that I make for us.  Now you can wear these lovely healthy items, too!  I’ll also release another new collection, this time ethical woodworking! These original designs include handmade dollhouses, home & garden gifts, and also unique pyrographs. So much of what we do is catching up, so when we carve time for new adventures and fresh air, we have energy to catch up with all those little weekly necessities.  This is a beautiful process that allows for more adventures big or as small as writing a letter or getting my new ethical stationery collection ready for you to shop.  Letter writing is a great passion of ours and a freeing form of expression.  Try even writing to yourself today, and see what comes of it!  Did you know that about yourself?  More on this is coming up in some new uniquely designed book collections!

This weekend, we’ll try a different local Spring Festival.  We’re building positive traditions for our family to enjoy each season, while keeping our sensitive needs met.  So many festivals are overwhelming, energy-draining, and unhealthy.  We find ways to do what feels good and fun.  A quiet picnic at a local park or beach is on the list.  Being out in vast Nature feels nourishing for a fresh season and a healthy holiday.  Happy Spring to you and your Dear Ones!  XOXO ~Amor Milagre

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*A warm Thank You! to all of our Dear Customers who bought gifts from my Shop this Spring to fill May Day & Easter Baskets for Dear Ones!  I love being a part of your thoughtful and loving gift-giving!  It’s truly why I made this shop.  Thank you for supporting Amor Milagre.  This helps our family live a healthy life here at Dove Cottage.  Supporting small businesses all over the world is very important and life-changing!  This is especially true for sensitive people like us, who are environmentally allergic to the usual business place.  We design our lifestyle and encourage others to create what they need to be healthy.  When there seems to be no healthy options to be found, one must create what is needed.  Ever since I was a little bunny, I have been designing this company for myself and future family so that we could truly Live!  Quietly and sweetly.  There is SO much more to release, tip of the iceberg.  Endless ideas are hard to catch up on, but I work all the time, even when dreaming.  I adore reading your loving comments and messagesGifts from the heart are remembered and loved with great fondness and often passed on to new Dear Ones. *Remember, you don’t have to give a thing to show Love.  Being your true self is a gift to the Universe and for everyone who meets you.

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New Children’s Books & Healthy Lifestyle Books for All Ages are Coming Up!

A Gentle Life Collections by Amor Milagre.

Romantic Ethically Handmade Gifts for All Ages!

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New products and collections release each week!

Shop the Happy Spring Sale!  Enjoy 10% off All Orders with Code: SPRING19

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This new series called ‘Pleasures for the Weekend’ can be found on this organic lifestyle journal page and in an upcoming book series, with many more to come!

Included in all journal posts is a song you can listen to while reading each entry, a little mood music from our daily senses…

Music of the Moment:  Porz Goret, Yann Tiersen

 

 

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Ethical Gift Shop Art Collection: Illustrated Garden Alphabet Letters

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Cast a spell of enchantment!  Spell a special name, favourite word, elegant initials, or a beautiful letter to accompany other pieces in my collections and your existing artwork gallery.

Many more new unique letters will be added to this growing collection.  All of my collections live with us in our home.  They are my first choice for interior design because they are soft, sweet, and natural.  This is a soothing atmosphere for a nature-loving empathic family and all!  Atelier Amor Milagre is an ethical design studio for every collection created and in every direction expressed for a healthy lifestyle.  Personal, delicate designs like this collection grow well with historical artwork and my other collections.  Pair these letters with sweet animals and colour abstracts from my shop for a darling New Baby Nursery Gallery Wall.  Children love these little darlings.  They are gentle teachers and inspiration for A Gentle Life.  Give a newly married couple a gift of their initials for a unique wedding shower present!  More still, a very special  gift for a long-married couple’s very tender anniversary.  Spell a word to inspire your daily life to be how you Love to be!  This fun collection has endless possibilities for your gift-giving enjoyment.  XOXO ~Amor Milagre

little film to celebrate my evergrowing Original Illustrated Garden Alphabet Letter Collection.

A Gentle Life Collections by Amor Milagre.

Romantic Ethically Handmade Gifts for All Ages!

 

New products and collections release each week, please check back for your custom, unique gifts!

Custom order your very own originals by sending your design & colour ideas to me here.

 

Lovely Gifts for Spring-Summer Weddings, New Babies, Graduations, Birthdays, and Everyday Love!

Happy Spring Sale!  Enjoy 10% off All Orders with Code: SPRING19

 

Ethical stationery sets and children’s books

will be added to the purchasing options for this collection very soon!

 

Music of the Moment:  Love is Here to Stay, Gene Kelly & Leslie Caron in the film, An American in Paris, Song Written by George Gershwin & Ira Gershwin

 

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Spring Gift Collection 2019: Ethical Gift Shop

A new film to celebrate & introduce the Spring 2019 A Gentle Life Collections by Amor Milagre. 

Romantic Ethically Handmade Gifts for All Ages! 

New products and collections release each week, please check back for your custom, unique gifts!

Lovely Gifts for Spring-Summer Weddings, New Babies, Graduations, Birthdays, and Everyday Love!

 

Happy Spring Sale!  Enjoy 10% off All Orders with Code: SPRING19

 

Music of the Moment:  Mi Amor, Vanessa Paradis

 

 

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Amor Milagre Gift Guide: Easter Basket, Spring 2019

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The Magic of Spring, when all is renewed, and children of all ages, from 0-1000+, enjoy the sweet floral scents and colours of new blossoms, new adventures, special gifts, picnics, brunches, and afternoons in the park.

Amor Milagre Collections are wonderful, unique gifts for every day of the year.  They are especially beautiful in your Easter Basket, May Day Basket, and Spring Gift Basket.  There are many bunny rabbits, Spring florals, teapots, fresh colour abstracts, baby animal illustrations, darling children’s books, organic apparel, seasonal recipes, interior design, flower gardens, and lots more!  In this journal post, I share some fun, fresh ideas to share Love with yourself and Dear Ones this Spring, Easter, and every day!  (More in my upcoming healthy lifestyle books).  Visit The Shop at Dove Cottage by Amor Milagre for classic and new A Gentle Life Collections. There are so many loving items for your personalized gifts.  Many more are hopping into the shop this month!  Happy Spring!

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