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Fresh Garden Herb Tea Hair Rinse & Avocado Mask Snack

Amor Milagre Fresh Garden Herb Tea Hair Rinse Organic Vegan Non-Toxic natural beauty Recipe amormilagre.com

Today, we are strolling through our children’s garden to find plants for an herbal hair rinse.  Rosemary, lavender, anise hyssop, peppermint, thyme, and sage.  Garden fresh flavours and scents of the Earth.  Organic and pure, perfect in design, healthy and comforting, brew to cleanse hair, skin, mind, body, heart, and Soul.  Baby-and-Me bath with tea leaves.  A fortunate present moment together.  Nothing wasted.  Grown for good health, animals, and bees.  A Dear One’s adventure.  A garden of life!

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Garden Herb Hair Rinse

Pick fresh organic herbs (no toxic sprays/chemicals/unnatural soil, use non-GMO plant seeds).  Steep in hot water until golden.  Breathe in the herbal steam.  Strain herbs to use later for more tea or use in the bath.  Drink some of this nourishing tea and/or add it into a bowl full of fresh, cool water.  Rinse hair in shower/bathtub for a natural clean routine.  Return plants back to the garden to compost when done.  The fresh herbal scents will awaken your senses, letting in light, resting in openness, while keeping your hair, scalp, skin, and all healthy.  Soften and condition hair and skin, if desired, with natural foods, like avocado below.  Inside and out.

Water is the best way to clean.  Start children off in life with habits that say:  “You are wonderful just the way you are!  Stay natural, be purely you!”  (More positive inspiration for all ages is featured in my books, artwork, organic recipe lifestyle journal, all in The Shop at Dove Cottage, and amormilagre.com.

Amor Milagre Fresh Garden Herb Tea Hair Rinse Organic Vegan Non-Toxic natural beauty Recipe amormilagre.com

Amor Milagre Fresh Avocado Face Mask Snacks Baby & Me Organic Vegan Non-Toxic natural beauty Recipe amormilagre.com

Avocado Hair & Skin Mask

A fresh mask for all ages.  This is especially fun for kids to try this tactile, healthy bonding beauty tip.  (Be aware of food allergies, as always).  Mash up avocado, set aside most of it for the snack, and smooth some on face and hair, a little will do for children.  Eat the avocado-wrap snack while the mask is on.  Add in seeds, dried fruit, nuts, olives, and/or beans.  Rest easy, and if with children, laugh and imagine funny green face/hair adventures.  Rinse off gently.  This beautifully coloured yellow-green routine is memorable and inspires more of the same, healthy, enjoyable habits for you and your Dear Ones.  More garden shares are coming soon!  xo ~Amor Milagre

 

Music of the Moment:  Tap the Beat, Blanket Music

 

 

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Wild Rose Petal Bath

Amor Milagre Presents Wild Rose Petal Bath organic home, garden, healthy lifestyle amormilagre.com

Evening kitchen dancing in misty tones.  Dusty cinnamon cranberries bake, scenting the air warmly.  A walk where the wild roses roam, gently gathering fallen petals, so naturally pleasing and delicate.  The word ‘sweet’ was named for you.  A bath runs away into the night stars.  Twirling and swirling, the petals ride on faerie water tides.  Sweet is this bath, and noses giggle with petals that stick.  Look at those rosy cheeks, oh one fell into the water!  Laughs and unwound senses breathe.  Pajama families dance and sing into dreams:  light, loving, and airy.  In the morning, float out in vast Nature in the calming beauty that we all are.  Ocean, lake, pond, river, pool, or puddle.  Water is life!  Keep it healthy for all, clean it up, and stay natural.  Water, Earth, Air.  Feel it.  Be natural, be bare, be true, be purely you!  Live in the light!  ~Amor Milagre

Wild rose petals soothe the body and mind, unwind headaches, and heal the skin.  The sweet scent is entirely beneficial for the soul.

More ways of feeling connected with Nature are featured in my original children’s book collection and in my upcoming organic beauty and healthy lifestyle books, exclusively here at amormilagre.com.

**We gathered fallen wild rose petals, with no toxic sprays/chemicals/unnatural soil, use non-GMO plant seeds/plants.

It’s lovely when your favourite sound-makers come back around with new songs to share, like a favourite season, fresh, alive, and completely reborn.  Nice to hear more positive energy in the soul voices and notes, too.  Our family loves to dance and sing, especially in the evenings, while cooking.  A very healthy routine, so fun and soothing before bed.  We dance and sing in dreamy layers of cloudy blankets.

Music of the Moment:  Let me get there, Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions Featuring Kurt Vile

 

 

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Stone Circle Garden

Amor Milagre Presents Stone Circle Garden organic home & garden sunflower amormilagre.com

A simple circle of Nature’s stones and organic compost makes magic in your garden and soul.  Let the glorious rain wash and nurture perennial wildflower seeds to surprise next season’s bees, while organic herbs sprout in the meantime, for little ones to taste on misty morning walks.  Temporary or permanent, to grow in beauty, this easy-to-design garden is a delight for the senses outside and seen from inside the home, too.  A little film to match below.  ~Amor Milagre PS Gardening ideas are also woven into my original children’s books!

How To:  Place a stick or garden stake at the center of where you want your garden.  Tie a string around it, and figure out how large of a circumference you’d like your garden to be.  Measure the radius amount and wrap that length of the string to another stick.  Trace the circle on the ground in the dirt or mark with stones.  This is a quick, natural, non-toxic way to mark out a garden.  You can insert more sticks/stakes to vertically visualize your circle garden, connecting with string, or start laying stones down in a circle.  Add organic compost and plant seeds and plants.  Et voila!  Let the rain help your plants grow very strong.  Water new plants in, and later water if really needed, but Nature knows best and grows best with natural rain rhythms.  Use saved rainwater in barrels and homemade organic compost for best results and ethical gardening practices.  Enjoy your blooms and edible organic foods every year.  This makes a beautiful winter garden structure as well.  You can build up the stones as high or thick as you like.  Ours is temporary so it is simply laid out.  Use garden stones, because they already live there and look more natural with plants.

Nature’s colours, shapes, and textures are varied and are all the more beautiful for it, humans included.  A great lesson for designing or appreciating anything/anyone:  natural, healthy, and unique.  More organic Home & Garden how to’s are featured in my upcoming ethical, healthy, organic lifestyle books.

 

Music of the Moment:  Sunny, Marvin Gaye (Song written by Bobby Hebb)

 

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Cherry Tea & Pudding Park

Amor Milagre Cherry Tea & Cacao Pudding Park Organic Vegan, Ethical Books, Art & Design amormilagre.com

Excerpts from my upcoming healthy lifestyle book: 

Feel within to know:  You are Love!  Feel within honestly and clearly.  Feel all around you with all of your senses.  Lead yourself into good health and be inspired each moment of your life to be awake to the beauty of the universe.  Awareness and kindness are powerful.  Knowing that you are responsible for things you allow is also powerful.  You can decide to say yes or no, and move into what you need.  Start small.  I romanced my tea with cherries, and that inspired a cherry cacao pudding.  This inspired smiles for Dear Ones, and then a quietly exciting day in nature unfolded.  A great memory to inspire all of our days ahead!  One positive step in the state of appreciation gently flows to another.  Reset your thoughts into a loving language.  This heals the world.  Your moments add up to days, weeks, a lifetime of gentle smiling actions to ripple out and inspire others to see their true, authentic selves.  Eat well, sleep well, think well, be well.  Eat plants.  Remove pollution and static.  Be harmonious with Mamma Nature.  Resolve your resistances to all, so you can attract what you wish for.  Be at peace with the transition into being truly awake.  Confidently design your own ways of living to suit your specific nature, needs, and desires.  Breathe in nature, unwind your senses into clarity, be yourself always, be Loving.  XOXO ~Amor Milagre. 

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Life is a practice of staying oneself amidst energy from elsewhere.  I live and learn by doing, trying, being aware, and resetting.  My writing often begins with verbs.  Verbs are a great way to talk with the self in gentle motivation.  Thank you for taking moments to read.  Books and written words have a peaceful contemplative nature about them that allows the reader to pause and feel possible connections.  Take books with you, you don’t need wifi.  Quiet your life’s energy to connect to the sun, moon and, Earth’s natural cycles that modern living is not designed to connect with well.  I always feel that the universe needs a massive break to unwind, a massive change back to Nature.  Take a break today, unplug, lay and rest your senses, let go, and feel that you are Love.  Live this always.  Play an instrument, sing, draw, meditate, walk, dance.  Listen to the rain.  “Slow down, you’re spinning.  Go rest and be still to hear that your inner self is asking for help,” she cries down.  Be still and listen to all to connect, and stay connected as you move.  There is no need for suffering.  Be well.

Amor Milagre Cherry Tea & Cacao Pudding Park Organic Vegan, Ethical Books, Royal Albert Teacup, Art & Design amormilagre.com

Cacao cherries kissing teacups, wild cherries rolling on the plate, cinnamon in everything!

Amor Milagre Cherry Tea & Cacao Pudding Park Organic Vegan, Ethical Books, Royal Albert Teacups, Art & Design amormilagre.com

The cherry-cacao pudding recipe (organic vegan) appears in my upcoming organic vegan cookbook.  The cherry tea you can do right now, (while anticipating the cookbook release).  I placed the seed pits, from the cut cherries in the pudding, in a tea diffuser that sits in the hot tea for 10 minutes.  My usual vanilla licorice tea absorbed not only the fresh flavour of these luscious organic cherries, but the rainbow red pink tint from the cherry juice.  The taste is amazing and delicately sweet.  You can also have just the cherry-infused water, hot or cold, and add in any fruit you like.  Cherries have many nutritional health benefits, but naturally aiding in peaceful sleep is my favourite one.  Cacao is a superfood that helps with this, too.  Many cultures use cherries as a natural sweetener.  In Russia, they often sweeten tea using whole cherry syrup.  No need for sugar that injures health.  Leave honey for the bees.  Opt for nature’s gifts of beauty!

More organic vegan recipes are coming soon!  I’ve been focusing on book releases this summer, but will be adding a variety of posts here this fall/winter.  Each year has a theme.  This year is a ‘catch up and release’ year.  Next year is a ‘release and rejuvenate’ year, and hopefully that theme continues on and on each year after that.  Many organic no-dig gardening shares are in the mix as well.  Lots of books & new artwork collections…always.

Amor Milagre Cherry Tea & Cacao Pudding Park Organic Vegan, Ethical Books, Royal Albert Teacups, hydrangea, Art & Design amormilagre.com

As the teacup moves, the colours change in a beautiful ombre rainbow.  Teach children about the textures, colours, and flavours of nature.  Let them run wild and free under the trees.  Parks with shady trees provide a relaxing outting setting for parents.  Pull up your quilts and blankets, and explore Nature’s details in fresh air.  The most natural settings are even better and teach us that being natural is the natural order.  The rain washes the “dust” away, unlike in our homes, the natural cycle is the best way, and there is no “dust” or busy work, just being yourself.  Ocean breezes are great for improving health.  The glorious gifts of Nature are always there, waiting for you to connect with and adore.

Amor Milagre Cherry Tea & Cacao Pudding Park Organic Vegan, Ethical Books, Straw hat, tree seeds, Art & Design amormilagre.com

The magic of flight!  We’ve been admiring the way each type of seed we sow flies into their new bed of Earth.  Milkweed seeds have magical, silky unicorn tails that fold out of a perfect cone when the pod opens to spread new life for next year.  Airy soft and weightless.  These maple helicopters are a favourite from childhood.  So many plants to marvel at, play with, feel, and grow.

Amor Milagre Cherry Tea & Cacao Pudding Park Organic Vegan, Ethical Books, Trees, Straw Hat, Art & Design amormilagre.com

An excerpt from my upcoming book about Sustainable Design, Fashion, & Personal Style: 

It’s lovely to see more of my favourite fashion & style wardrobe ideas in the shops these days.  I don’t follow current trends, but I am up on them, and seldom do I see quality pieces made with care, but when I do, it may become an inspiration or a lifetime piece for my small personal collection to use daily.  One doesn’t need much, just functionality, quality, great fit, and something that speaks to you.  A hat for cooler weeks, one for warmer ones.  Dresses that can fly free in the wind or layer and walk in the snow.  Choose wisely for yourself.  Who made your desired?  How long will it last?  What is it made of?  Is this a healthy idea for the maker, for you, for your skin, body, and soul?  Wardrobes that are easy to keep track of and care for are effortless when choosing daily outfits.  Keep what fits you beautifully, sell what doesn’t.  Pay some bills or save money for a future item, so when you come across it naturally, you’re at ease and perhaps able to afford it.  Why are you attracted by something?  Is it just somehow familiar, and therefore oddly comforting, or do you really like it?  Something made well with Love and healthy materials, by someone paid more than fairly, doesn’t have to cost a lot or next to nothing.  Find balances in all the details of your life.  Store items well to last long, clean with care, and enjoy.  The same goes for all you choose from a bicycle to your words to shoes.  How can your choose a healthy life for you and the universe?  What can you enjoy making for yourself?  Your choices are yours.”  xoxo ~Amor Milagre

Fill up your senses with a picnic in the woods, yard, garden, or park.  Fly around and explore!  Being in vast nature is calming for the soul.  “Breathe in Love, Breathe out Love!  Live in the Light!”

(View my disclaimer here for the protection of my original content.  Being loving is respecting yourself and others.  Happy to inspire, but not to be a silent doormat.  A life’s work of positivity can still be protected.  Boundaries are important for a life of Love and peace.  What does your true, inner voice say?  What is your own story?)

 

Music of the Moment:  Butterfly Mornings, Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions

 

 

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Empathic Universal Messages

Amor Milagre Presents The Bookshop Empath Universal Messages, ethical original children's book artwork amormilagre.com

Good Evening Dear Ones, I hope your summer is kind and a breath of fresh air.  I’ve been sharing excerpts from my upcoming books on my Amor Milagre company Facebook page, and as always on this site, amormilagre.com.  For a fuller sense of my empathic messages, please view my A Gentle Life Book Collections, which will soon include a new healthy, organic life book series to help everyone with daily moments and positive living.  All of my books are gently illustrated and ethically handmade to order with Love.  Below are a few of the excerpts.  All of the posts, products, books, films, and more at Amor Milagre reflect the new book messages as well.  Everything is connected here and everywhere.  More soon, ~Amor Milagre

 

Life is practice. There is no end or place of “perfection.” No need to procrastinate or create chaos over the long road ahead. There is no road, there is only you, living each moment where you are. Look within, and see: You are Love! Keep practicing, being kind to yourself and others. Shape your stories into ones you Love! ~Amor Milagre.

 

Let’s allow our worlds to be kind, loving, compassionate, and beautiful for all living here, in honour of all that were here, and for everyone to come! Our moments shape futures for all. Humans are equal and all love nature. Nature loves all. Be yourself, be Love! ~Amor Milagre, amormilagre.com (For more, read & view my A Gentle Life Collections. For a lot more, examine your soul gently asking, “how are you, what do you need?” Listen and respond with pure Love.)

 

Take gentle care of your children. They are Love. They are goodness and are everything peaceful. They show you how simple it is for life to be loving. Always stay, and be real pure Love for yourself, for children, for the universe. ~Amor Milagre

 

Take gentle care of your children and yourself. Communicate sacredness, respect, and real Love. Let everything good be seen, shared, and inspire more of the same. The Love everyone is searching for is within, and of the soul. Take intelligent, gentle care of your whole being. Find strength in healthy ways, for you are Light. Shine and Love! ~Amor Milagre. (There was only ever a need and want for positivity. Be Love, heal the world.)

 

Romance is for you, for the every day, all the time…in everything you do, say, breathe, and are… ~Amor Milagre

 

Clarity accumulates from feeling and sensing in the moment. How do you feel? ~amormilagre.com

 

Universal Message: Listen to the whole idea, you might be missing the true meaning. Keep boundaries but not defensiveness or resistance, listen and communicate with loving language.  More about this topic is coming up in my self-health and organic lifestyle books at amormilagre.com ~Amor Milagre

 

To my fellow INFJ’s, remember: you are Love, set boundaries, and heal yourself with water, fresh air, grounding down to the Earth, healthy organic plant foods, sleep, and relaxing meditative daily routines. More at amormilagre.com   (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Personality type INFJ-T, the advocate, empath, diplomat)

 

The Gentle Life Book Collection features many organic lifestyle habits and routine inspiration for a loving, gentle, beautiful life! Books and all products are lovely for all ages, 0-1000! Start children off in good health for a lifetime of pain-free, amazing adventures. Happy summer of Mamma Nature’s gorgeous wonders! ~Amor Milagre

 

Amor Milagre books include helpful, gentle inspiration for setting boundaries, sorting emotions, and designing your routine to suit your unique needs and dreams. ‘A Day with Sage’ is a good book to start with for developing a healthy inner voice, ‘Antonia’s Bakery’ helps you design your dreams and shows how they can come true, and ‘Sage in Winter’ inspires the beauty, fun, and gratitude of simple pleasures and helping others by inspiring real Love. More at amormilagre.com

 

New Books for all ages are coming soon!  I’ll also be posting new recipes shortly.  Happy August!

 

Music of the Moment:  I walk a little faster (underwater), Fiona Apple (beautiful underwater dance), Songwriters: Carolyn Leigh / Cy Coleman

 

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Children’s Book Release: A Day with Sage

Amor Milagre Presents The Ethical Bookshop A Day with Sage handmade original children's books amormilagre.com

NEW BOOK!  A Day with Sage by Amor Milagre.  “Welcome to my Day!”  Sage is sweet, loving, bright, and very funny.  A good routine makes all the difference for this sensitive family of three!  This book is an introduction to Sage’s world.  Follow along with her adventures and design your own healthy daily routine.  This loving new book series is called The Chronicles of Sage Rose Sorrel #1.  Click here to view this book in my shop!  Also view Sage in Winter, here.  More Sage books are coming soon!  ~Amor Milagre

Amor Milagre Presents The Ethical Bookshop A Day with Sage handmade original children's books amormilagre.com

A Day with Sage

by Amor Milagre

View this book in The Shop at Dove Cottage here.

Original Children’s Book Series:  The Chronicles of Sage Rose Sorrel #1

Gentle Organic Daily Life Inspiration for: Empaths, Synesthetes, Highly Sensitive People, and All!

Daily inspiration for a loving family and a Gentle, Healthy, Organic Lifestyle.  (This book features Spring, Summer, Fall / Autumn, the warmer seasons of the year).  Sage is a 1 1/2 year old toddler in this story.

Sustainable, ethical, non-toxic, handmade, organic children’s books.  A Gentle Life Book Collection: Peaceful, beautiful, healthy inspiration for a Gentle Life.  Take our books with you everywhere you go!  Give the gift of Love & Peace by being Purely You!

Amor Milagre books include helpful, gentle inspiration for setting boundaries, sorting emotions, and designing your routine to suit your unique needs and dreams. ‘A Day with Sage’ is a good book to start with for developing a healthy inner voice, ‘Antonia’s Bakery’ helps you design your dreams and shows how they can come true, and ‘Sage in Winter’ inspires the beauty, fun, and gratitude of simple pleasures and helping others by inspiring real Love.

 

Amor Milagre Presents The Ethical Bookshop A Day with Sage handmade original children's books amormilagre.com

This story is 64 pages full of gently hand-painted watercolour illustrations.

3 Chapters, 76 Total Pages

The organic ribbon bookmark colour for this series is a sweet pale ballet blush pink.

Text Language:  English (More languages coming soon!)

All books are signed by the author.  For custom inscriptions written by the author, please send your personalized message here.

There is a beautifully dedicated space, designed for you to write your own inscription, to show your Love for Dear Ones.

Amor Milagre Presents The Ethical Bookshop A Day with Sage handmade original children's books amormilagre.com

For more about our original story characters & books, visit our Book Page here!

Original artwork, art prints, and stationery for this item are coming soon to The Shop at Dove Cottage!

Amor Milagre The Bookshop: Encouraging the Imagination & Celebrating Individuality for Children of All Ages!

 

A fun game to play, when giving new books to children, is to hide the book and help them look around to find their special gift!

Amor Milagre Presents The Ethical Bookshop A Day with Sage handmade original children's books amormilagre.com

I designed my book collection to be beautiful inside and out to complement your heart and home.  An organic nursery and child’s room is safe, calming, happy, and healthy.  For design help message me here.

 

Responsibly Handmade Paper Books

Printed on FSC Certified and approved sustainably harvested and processed paper, 100% post consumer recycled, ethical, legal papers using zero waste printing & non-toxic ink.  Amor Milagre uses only matte paper for pages and covers, choosing not to use toxic gloss film coatings.  Thread binding and ribbon bookmarks are certified organic cotton.  The ribbons are coloured with an organic, natural, non-toxic, vegetable dye and colour-coordinated for each book series.

All books are made to order and handmade with Love by Amor Milagre.  From the spark of the initial story idea to the sending off of these gifts to you, every book is lovingly invented by one gentle person, Amor Milagre.  The original book illustrations are hand drawn and painted on certified watercolor paper, which is firstly hand measured and cut.  Original artwork and art prints of the book illustrations are exclusively available to purchase here in The Shop at Dove Cottage.  Writing, illustrations, book layout, publication, and assembly are all mindfully done by Amor Milagre.

 

*Gentle care of my books helps them last for ages, to pass on to dear ones, and respects the materials they were made from.  Sustainability doesn’t end with the making of the book, the customer has power in this, too.  Take care of what and who you love.

Amor Milagre Presents The Ethical Bookshop A Day with Sage handmade original children's books amormilagre.com

More Upcoming Formats: 

Digital / CD Audiobooks

Braille Books

Translated Texts for People of Many Languages to Enjoy Amor Milagre Books

 

Sustainably Handmade & Affordably Priced

Our products are perfect for unique gift giving for all ages and spaces!  Quick shipping for optimal gift giving.

Some ideas for you:

Holiday, Birthday, Baby Shower, Bridal Shower & Groom & Bridal Party, Children’s Room and Nursery, Office, Any Room in your Home, House Warming Party & New Home, Events and Celebrations, Get Well Soon, Valentine’s Day, Engagement, Retirement, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and especially for Yourself to inspire you to be purely you!

Amor Milagre Summer Weekend Sale 15% off all orders July 21-22 The Shop at Dove Cottage Baby & Child Collection Art Design Organic Nursery Illustrated Garden Alphabet Letters Artwork amormilagre.com

 

An original children’s book by Amor Milagre.  All Rights Reserved © Amor Milagre®.

Visit our Baby & Child page and The Shop at Dove Cottage for more gift-giving collections & inspiration!

 

Music of the Moment:  Crystal, Stevie Nicks  (My merbaby is my soulmate, amazing little angel.  Mermaid children’s books are coming soon!)

 

 

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Children’s Book Release: Sage in Winter

Amor Milagre Presents Sage in Winter 1 holiday Ethical Bookshop organic original children's book girls Baby & Child peaceful loving stories girls boys Christmas Winter Solstice Hanukkah Kwanzaa amormilagre.com

Summer is a wonderful time to collect your holiday gifts, taking your time to choose mindfully for each loved one.  This helps ensure that you have a lovely, relaxing holiday when winter graces your home.  “Sage in Winter” is a peaceful story of loving and gentle winter holiday celebrations for you and your dear ones to enjoy together.  Cozy up with a cup of tea any day of the year and delight in Sage’s inspiring sweetness.  Many more books from this series, The Chronicles of Sage Rose Sorrel, and my other ethically handmade Gentle Life Book Collections will be available to buy in Amor Milagre’s The Shop at Dove Cottage very soon!  “Antonia’s Bakery” is already in my shop and inspires year-round organic lifestyle inspiration.  Happy Summer!  xoxo ~Amor Milagre

Amor Milagre Presents Sage in Winter 1 holiday Ethical Bookshop organic original children's book girls Baby & Child peaceful loving stories girls boys Christmas Winter Solstice Hanukkah Kwanzaa amormilagre.com

Sage in Winter

by Amor Milagre

View in shop here!

Original Children’s Book Series: The Chronicles of Sage Rose Sorrel #2

NEW BOOK!  Sage inspires Love with her sweet holiday celebrations at Dove Cottage in this peaceful, delightful story of Winter.

Sustainable, ethical, non-toxic, organic children’s books.  A Gentle Life Book Collection: Peaceful, beautiful, healthy inspiration for a Gentle Life.

Take our books with you everywhere you go!  Give the gift of Love & Peace by being purely you!

Gentle Organic Holiday & Life Inspiration for: Empaths, Synesthetes, Highly Sensitive People, and All!

Amor Milagre Presents Sage in Winter 1 holiday Ethical Bookshop organic original children's book girls Baby & Child peaceful loving stories girls boys Christmas Winter Solstice Hanukkah Kwanzaa amormilagre.com

This story is 16 pages full of gently hand-painted watercolour illustrations.

The organic ribbon bookmark colour for this series is a sweet pale ballet blush pink.

Text Language:  English (More languages coming soon!)

All books are signed by the author.  For custom inscriptions written by the author, please send your personalized message here.

There is a beautifully dedicated space, designed for you to write your own inscription, to show your Love for Dear Ones.

 

For more about our original story characters & books, visit our Book Page here!

Original artwork, art prints, and stationery for this item are coming soon to The Shop at Dove Cottage!

Amor Milagre The Bookshop: Encouraging the Imagination & Celebrating Individuality for Children of All Ages!

Amor Milagre Presents Sage in Winter 1 holiday Ethical Bookshop organic original children's book girls Baby & Child peaceful loving stories girls boys Christmas Winter Solstice Hanukkah Kwanzaa amormilagre.com

A fun game to play, when giving new books to children, is to hide the book and help them look around to find their special gift!

 

Responsibly Handmade Paper Books

Printed on FSC Certified and approved sustainably harvested and processed paper, 100% post consumer recycled, ethical, legal papers using zero waste printing & non-toxic ink.  Amor Milagre uses only matte paper for pages and covers, choosing not to use toxic gloss film coatings.  Thread binding and ribbon bookmarks are certified organic cotton.  The ribbons are coloured with an organic, natural, non-toxic, vegetable dye and colour-coordinated for each book series.

All books are made to order and handmade with Love by Amor Milagre.  From the spark of the initial story idea to the sending off of these gifts to you, every book is lovingly invented by one gentle person, Amor Milagre.  The original book illustrations are hand drawn and painted on certified watercolor paper, which is firstly hand measured and cut.  Original artwork and art prints of the book illustrations are exclusively available to purchase here in The Shop at Dove Cottage.  Writing, illustrations, book layout, publication, and assembly are all mindfully done by Amor Milagre.

 

 

More Upcoming Formats: 

Digital / CD Audiobooks

Braille Books

Translated Texts for People of Many Languages to Enjoy Amor Milagre Books

Sustainably Handmade & Affordably Priced

Our products are perfect for unique gift giving for all ages and spaces!  Quick shipping for optimal gift giving.

Some ideas for you:

Holiday, Birthday, Baby Shower, Bridal Shower & Groom & Bridal Party, Children’s Room and Nursery, Office, Any Room in your Home, House Warming Party & New Home, Events and Celebrations, Get Well Soon, Valentine’s Day, Engagement, Retirement, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and especially for Yourself to inspire you to be purely you!

An original children’s book by Amor Milagre.  All Rights Reserved © Amor Milagre®.

 

Visit our Baby & Child page and The Shop at Dove Cottage for more gift-giving collections & inspiration!

 

Music of the Moment:  Esme, Joanna Newsom

 

 

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Bookshop Opening & Children’s Book Release: Antonia’s Bakery

Grand Opening Ethical Bookshop Amor Milagre Presents Antonia's Bakery organic original children's book Baby & Child amormilagre.com Nursery FSC Certified Papers, Non-toxic nursery baby gifts for children New baby shower presents

Books become a part of your memory in a sacred way.  Choose loving memories and inspiration to guide your life in love and compassion.  Gentle, peaceful children’s books grace my new Bookshop, which is now open featuring “Antonia’s Bakery!”  Antonia is a very special character, and she now lives where all of my characters live, in the Town of Pink Love.  This magical place is now ready to explore.  More new books for all ages are coming very soon!  XOXO ~Amor Milagre

Grand Opening Ethical Bookshop Amor Milagre Presents Antonia's Bakery organic original children's book Baby & Child amormilagre.com Nursery FSC Certified Papers, Non-toxic nursery baby gifts for children New baby shower presents

Antonia’s Bakery

by Amor Milagre

NEW BOOK!  View in shop here!

Antonia is clever, curious, and sweet.  She builds a loving home in the Town of Pink Love.  Sharing nature’s organic goodness with new friends is pure magic! Antonia’s Elephant Tales #1.

Antonia’s Bakery provides fresh local garden organic plant-based food for all her new friends.  (Vegan, vegetarian, non-GMO food & recipes).  Sustainable, ethical, non-toxic, organic children’s books.  A Gentle Life Book Collection: Peaceful, beautiful, healthy inspiration for a Gentle Life.  Take our books with you everywhere you go!  Give the gift of Love & Peaceby being purely you!

Original Children’s Book Series:  Antonia’s Elephant Tales #1

Gentle Organic Life Inspiration for: Empaths, Synesthetes, Highly Sensitive People, and All!

This story is 28 pages full of gently hand-painted watercolour illustrations.

The organic ribbon bookmark colour for this series is a sweet coral pink.

Text Language:  English (More languages coming soon!)

All books are signed by the author.  For custom inscriptions written by the author, please send your personalized message here.

There is a beautifully dedicated space, designed for you to write your own inscription, to show your Love for Dear Ones.

 

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For more about our original story characters & books, visit our Book Page here!

Original artwork, art prints, and stationery for this item are coming soon to The Shop at Dove Cottage!

Amor Milagre The Bookshop: Encouraging the Imagination & Celebrating Individuality for Children of All Ages!

 

Responsibly Handmade Paper Books

Printed on FSC Certified and approved sustainably harvested and processed paper, 100% post consumer recycled, ethical, legal papers using zero waste printing & non-toxic ink.  Amor Milagre uses only matte paper for pages and covers, choosing not to use toxic gloss film coatings.  Thread binding and ribbon bookmarks are certified organic cotton.  The ribbons are coloured with an organic, natural, non-toxic, vegetable dye and colour-coordinated for each book series.

All books are made to order and handmade with Love by Amor Milagre.  From the spark of the initial story idea to the sending off of these gifts to you, every book is lovingly invented by one gentle person, Amor Milagre.  The original book illustrations are hand drawn and painted on certified watercolor paper, which is firstly hand measured and cut.  Original artwork and art prints of the book illustrations are exclusively available to purchase here in The Shop at Dove Cottage.  Writing, illustrations, book layout, publication, and assembly are all mindfully done by Amor Milagre.

 

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Coming Very Soon:  Organic cotton, non-toxic, handmade and hand-embroidered soft dolls & toys by Amor Milagre.  This collection includes some very special chemotherapy dolls to share sweetness and comfort for all ages.

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More Upcoming Formats: 

Digital / CD Audiobooks

Braille Books

Translated Texts for People of Many Languages to Enjoy Amor Milagre Books

Sustainably Handmade & Affordably Priced

Our products are perfect for unique gift giving for all ages and spaces!  Quick shipping for optimal gift giving.

Some ideas for you:

Holiday, Birthday, Baby Shower, Bridal Shower & Groom & Bridal Party, Children’s Room and Nursery, Office, Any Room in your Home, House Warming Party & New Home, Events and Celebrations, Get Well Soon, Valentine’s Day, Engagement, Retirement, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and especially for Yourself to inspire you to be purely you!

An original children’s book by Amor Milagre.  All Rights Reserved © Amor Milagre®.

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Visit our Baby & Child page for more gift-giving collections & inspiration!

 

Music of the Moment:  Blue Skies, Ella Fitzgerald

 

 

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Grow Your Own Fresh Organic Real Plant-Based Food

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Grow a beautiful year-round garden to provide yourself with your own fresh, organic, real, plant-based food.  Bask in the organic natural beauty of plants.  Their language is something wonderful to share.  Children adore tending their plants and eating them, too.  Fill your senses up with their shapes, colours, flavours, textures, sounds, scents.  Listen to them and help them thrive.  Every day of growth is a miracle to be respected and nurtured. 

Real plant foods taste amazing.  Get to know what real food offers:  better overall health in every way and amazing flavours.  Taste a fresh carrot, fresh lettuce greens, a fresh vegetable soup!  It’s easier, it’s delicious, it’s a beautiful lifestyle.  Stretch and breathe in good health, breathe out love for yourself, your family, the Earth, and love for everything around you.  Be real, be purely you, unlimited, unharmed, awake, and truly alive.  Know yourself, listen to your body, and respond with gentle love and mindful care.  Be love!  ~Amor Milagre.  (This and other healthy topics are featured in our upcoming book collections for all ages.  We’re so excited to share them very soon!)

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To Plant

Save or buy organic, non-GMO seeds.  Plant them in organic, plant-based compost (homemade or bought).  Water (with saved rainwater if you can).  Use green and/or reusable materials.  No-dig compost gardening is simple and fantastic.  Use your body/hands and your senses as gardening tools.  Check on your plants, speak with Love.  Balance water, sunshine, and fresh air.  Grow outside if you can.  Start inside if your summers are short.  Grow plants inside all year for fresh herbs, veggies, and more!

Starting seeds costs less than buying more mature plants.  You can grow many more plants.  You save money and benefit from helping your plants grow, ensuring the best quality and strength for them.  They heal you and lend these qualities to you, too.  Breathe them in.  Pot them or plant them when they outgrow their space.  Tend until ready to harvest.  Many plants can keep going throughout the season, and some can be brought back inside for colder months.  Research your seeds, plants, their life cycle, health benefits, and optimal ways to prepare for maximum nutrition.  Enjoy the beautiful botanical realm we can live in again.

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Music of the Moment:  Piano Songs (4/4) Romantic Music, Ballet Music Pas de Deux

 

Inspirational Share:  Why it’s so important to eat a vegan plant-based diet.

There are so many books, videos, and documentaries to watch about this topic.

Form your own opinion based on the information shared, and move gently into good health.

 

We’ll release our children’s books and books for all ages very soon!

Inspirational healthy lifestyle ideas and examples are woven in with lovely stories and characters.

 

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Lettuce Topiary

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A topiary of lettuce seedlings makes a delicious fresh salad and a beautiful window garden to enjoy all year.  Growing plants from seeds is especially rewarding when you share your new friends with someone.  Seeds make lovely gifts, and they can be easily slipped into an envelope with a letter to a friend.  (Look for organic non-GMO seeds).  Children and babies love to nurture their toys and their baby plants.  Gently caring for plants shows you how to gently care for yourself.  Gardening is beneficial and healing for children of all ages from 0-1000.  Plants improve air quality, and freshen up your life.  Fresh food feels good in the soul and body.  The practice of topiary is old and loving.  Create, inspire, enjoy!

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Shape the lettuce topiary by following the shape of your desired dish.  Trim the leaves lightly, not too low/short, allowing to regrow.  Place the leaves into a bowl for a fresh green salad.  This dish is egg-shaped, just in time for Spring and Easter.  Enjoy eating your tender salad greens.  Set the planting dish back on a sunny windowsill.  Water as needed so the plants regrow to provide another salad.

More Spring and Easter inspiration for you and your dear ones is coming up!  (Try to either reuse a container or if buying a new one, look for ceramic or non-toxic, sturdy materials.  Avoid flimsy plastic  when possible.  Think longevity, renewable, natural materials.) . You can use/make 3-D wire topiary frames in the shape of bunnies or baby chicks for a very Springy, Easter feeling, too.  The possibilities are endless!  We also grew rainbow Swiss chard, seen above.  Our newest plantings include cherry tomato seeds, spinach, garlic, and some teddy bear sunflower seeds, that will live in the garden later.  More organic salad recipe inspiration coming soon!

 

 

Music of the Moment:  Here Comes the Sun, George Harrison

 

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Valentine Teatime

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Whether you are travelling to a Paris cafe or to your local inn’s tavern, it’s fun to go out for a bit and experience positive ambiance.  Tasting the culinary flavours of Europe, or any country, builds a layer in your library of senses.  It is a very handy tool to use in the kitchen, at home, when thinking of cozy holiday recipes.  Inspired by English pies, we piled spinach into a beautiful teatime crust.  Rich little desserts are simple to make and last the week.  They remind me of pretty Italian dishes brought out after dinner.  A smooth sweetness paired with fresh fruit is entirely lovely.  They are handy to set out when friends pop by, and for relaxing with velvety licorice tea during the evening’s unwinding time.  The Small Valentine here is our Greatest Love!  Sharing healthy, beautiful, garden fresh food with children is endlessly amazing.  Conversations and moods brighten with warm teatime surprises.  Paper hearts are exchanged, followed by cuddles, smiles, hugs, and kisses.  Simplicity is complex with happy tones.  Food made with love feels good in the soul.  Happy Valentine’s weekend!  ~Love, Amor Milagre

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Cinnamon Salted Chocolate Raisin Almonds

Warm or cold, these lovely little bites are sure to entice.  The flavours unfold slowly, allowing appreciation for every stage of recognition.  For children, just raisins and nuts, no cacao yet, but no nuts for very young ones until they’re ready.  Be ready for allergies, too.

Non-GMO, organic, vegan ingredients:

Arrange some raisins and almonds on a non-stick pan, and sprinkle over a pinch of pink Himalayan Salt.  On the stove, on low heat, hover a heat-safe bowl over simmering water in a small pot.  Slowly melt a cup or so of dark cacao nibs or a broken up cacao bar.  When lovely and pourable, add a tsp of cinnamon and stir.  Pour over the raisins and almonds, drizzling, until all the cacao is transferred. (It’s nice to have some almost bare almonds, too).  Eat warm, or chill in the refrigerator until firm.  Carefully crack with a knife on a cutting board, making little pieces.  Set them on a plate for dessert with fruit.  Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.  (This simple recipe lends itself well to more warm spices, too.)

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For this vegetable pie, the ginger can be sliced fresh from the root or used as a powder.  Fresh spices are important, too.  There is a local spice business here, which is very nice for refreshing our spice cabinet when they have gone stale.  We’ve been trying out a new one, called za’atar, an ancient Mediterranean / Middle Eastern spice that helps improve memory, something we all could benefit from.  It means ‘thyme.’  It’s usually dried in the sun and eaten with pita that is dipped in olive oil, then into this spice.

You can make your own za’atar spice at home:

Non-GMO, organic, fresh, local, vegan ingredients:

Combine1 tbsp each of:  Ground Cumin, Chopped Fresh Thyme/Oregano or Chopped dried Hyssop Leaves, Sumac, Sesame Seeds.  Stir in 1 tsp each of:  Pink Himalayan Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper.  This makes around 1/4 cup.  Store in an air tight container.

It smells and tastes wonderful!  Use it for vegetables, grilling, roasting, salads, breads, and pies like this!  We love growing hyssop in the garden as the bees adore them, the seeds are easy to collect, spread, and store once they dry on the plant.  We make hyssop tea, which has a licorice flavour that I love.  Fennel seeds can also be used, which also have a licorice flavour.

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Ginger Spinach Vegetable Pie

Sweet ginger and shallots love and hug every ingredient in this pie.  When we want an extra feeling of home and comfort, a pie like this is transcendent.

Non-GMO, organic, fresh, local, vegan ingredients:

Use our vegan pie crust recipe to make 2 crusts:  3 C Spelt Flour (Or einkorn flour or your favourite flour), 2 tsp Pink Himalayan Salt, 1 1/4 C Vegan Shortening, 8-10 tbsp Very Cold Water.  Divide into 2 and press one into a pie dish with lightly floured hands.  Press out the other on a lightly floured, flippable non-stick surface, and save for the top of the pie.  (Add a little extra flour if too sticky.)

Line the bottom crust with a large pile of spinach.  Add on top a lightly sautéed combination of:  Chopped carrot, turnip, parsnip, 2 shallots, 2 cloves garlic, 2 stalks of celery, a pinch of za’atar spice, pink Himalayan salt, cinnamon, and 1-2 tsp of chopped or powder ginger, some water to make everything like a gravy, and some of the same vegan shortening used for the crust (mostly made of sustainable coconut oil, not hydrogenated oil, no dairy, etc).  The sauté is moist yet kind of crispy at the same time.  It softens more as it bakes.  When you think you cannot add any more spinach, go ahead an add more spinach on top.  It cooks down as the pie steams everything.  Add the top crust, crimp the edges, and cut a few slits in the top.  Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes or until your pie crust is golden.

This pie beautifully scents your home.  Everyone reads lovely stories as we wait in happy anticipation of this glorious simple pleasure. 

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A cup of tea by the fireplace, at the inn down the road, makes a cozy Valentine’s Day for our family.  If more places had local, organic, affordable, plant-based dishes on their menus, we would love to explore them.  The local inn is one of two places we’ve seen near us that has started to have even just a few organic, locally grown ingredients.  But, they mix them with non-organic & non-local foods often times not vegan as well, so it’s not helpful for us when trying to dine out.  You want to feel well after a meal out.  We always feel well after a meal at home.  When we’re ready for it, a little later in our lives, we’ll invite everyone to the Amor Milagre Cafe, that serves beautiful, fresh food, grown on site, in our organic gardens.  I’ve been designing it for ages now, and it’s always been a part of my company design plan.  It’s all connected.  To the Love of Nature!

Music of the Moment:  The Lady is Risen, Johnny Flynn, and Einstein’s Idea

 

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Favourite Tools Part 1

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Tools are everywhere.  From your hands, feet, mind, heart, soul, expressions, and body to your hat, spoons, musical instruments, food, sun, moon, and pencils, everything is a tool to help us inspire positivity.  Every room in our home stores our favourite tools.  In the kitchen, a wooden spoon is always there, ready to use.  Screwdrivers and hammers dot the basement as we finish a room.  Paint brushes dry out by the sink, while lamps await our touch so they can shine their light for us.  Notebooks excitedly lay and turn pages for new stories and friends to be invented.  Hats shade our eyes, as we walk in the deer tracks in the snow, meditating in nature.  What are your favourite tools?

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In the kitchen:  the wooden spoon, a sharp knife, fresh food, and a favourite pot.  When you have favourites, you don’t need anything else.  Everything in our home is our favourite.  Minimal belongings help us to be organized, uncluttered, and serene.  Old things are mended or sold, donated, or given as a gift to someone who sees it as their favourite.

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Gravity is a great tool when paired with some great techniques.  A twist in the hand, and you have fresh, ripe fruit.  Wild ones eat fallen fruit, seeds, nuts, and plants.  The wind spreads seeds everywhere as a wonderful transportation system/ride.  Nature works together, and we try to have the things in our home work together with us, respecting nature.  We make as much as we can by hand.  This has been a goal of mine since birth.  I always wanted to learn how to make everything.

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Babies learn to use natural tools such as their voice, energy, and body.  If we teach them gently, they will live, think, and love gently, too.

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So many tools to help us do what we like.  Umbrellas, for baby and me, take us on a tour of a world under water droplets and reflective light.  When paired with natural rubber rain boots, a grand adventure is upon us.  Saved and stored foods bide us time to cook with all year long.  With our tools come the processes, and then the results, adapting to our ever changing tastes.

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Scissors snip hair to keep healthy habits fresh.  Sconces shine sweetly on a dimmer sweet on the eyes, not too often on cloudy days, as I paint starry skies and ocean waves.

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Just like choosing fresh ingredients for baking and cooking, tools must fulfill their destined purpose, function, ergonomics, and feel good to use.  A tool that gives you splinters needs the help of another tool to smooth it out, making it safe for your hands.  This gentle mending can be applied to everything from relationships to learning new things.  If you’re stuck, try something else.  Light and shade, in balance, are healthy for the nervous system and for good rest, following Nature’s clock.

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From paint brushes and chisels to pencils, we use a large number of tools every day.  We take care of our tools so they work for us for a very long time.  Then they can be passed on to work for others, too.

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Colours colours everywhere!  I use art and design as a tool to work with moods and emotions.  I arrange artwork to create a feeling for each space.  Wallpaper and bedding.  Interiors & exteriors.  Garden plant design.  Children’s book nursery illustrations.  Custom house paint colours.  Mixing colours is a large part of what I do.  These primary coloured watercolour paints were found on a trip to Hungary at one of the last remaining pigment mills that uses water power.  Good craftsmanship for any tool lends ease of use.  I only have to use a tiny bit of these colours to mix extraordinary hues.  A knife that is sharp slices a tomato gently and nicely.  It’s not crushed and the user is not strained.  Take care of your tools so they take care of you.  Ergonomics are important, especially for constant use.  How is your body aligned when using your favourite tools?

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To read more about our favourite tools and organization for a beautiful day, please check back for our upcoming lifestyle and design books.  Our book collection is coming very soon.  I source responsible paper and materials.  All books are made to order and handmade with love and care by me.  I sign each book and can write custom messages to your dear ones.  More on this soon!

 

A little film about some of our favourite tools, Part 1.

 

Music of the Moment:  Tightrope, Janelle Monáe

 

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Seed Saver: Roasted Spiced Butternut Squash

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A sweet vegan family recipe that warms the winter chills, after playing in the snow.  Spiced roasted butternut squash scents the kitchen as we rinse and marvel at these beautiful seeds of an ivory ceramic like finish in the center with rustic golden edging.  So gorgeous to see, feel, smell, taste, and hear them.  Little hands learn how to grow food and what it looks like at all stages.  The amazing lesson of recycling and rebirth of positive energy can be applied to a lifetime of purely good health.  By saving seeds while cooking, we’re creating a cyclical sustainable garden seed library to use, plant later, and cook even more!  One seed grows one plant, which produces many vegetables, and each one has many seeds…and it goes on and on…

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Roasted Spiced Butternut Squash

Simple, beautiful, and delicious!

Non-GMO, organic, fresh, local, vegan ingredients:

Slice a butternut squash evenly and place in a baking dish, removing seeds as you go, setting them in a strainer to rinse later.  Sprinkle over a little salt, pepper, nutmeg, and cinnamon.  Add a 1/8″ bed of water.  This helps them steam and roast so they’re soft on the inside and crispy on top.  Roast in the oven at 350-375 until the squash is soft and the spiced tops are golden brown.  These ones took about 30-40 minutes.  Serve warm and enjoy!  This is also a wonderful soup when blended with some water or vegetable broth.

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Remove seeds from the butternut squash and continue to prepare and roast the squash. Prepare the seeds as it roasts in the oven, to save for planting later.  We also dry rosemary stems in a bowl, cooking with them when fresh, and also when dry.  Both ways are great for different kinds of dishes and baked goods like rosemary bread.  Rosemary is a lovely, natural salt substitute, and tastes and smells beautiful.

Butternut Squash Health Benefits:  Vitamin C, vitamin E, thiamin, niacin, vitamin B-6, folate, pantothenic acid, manganese, and potassium!

This is a favourite here for baby & me, just like sweet potato, banana, and other healthy & scrumptious options!  I include children in the cooking, and they love the beautiful colours, natural shapes, and stories that each one tells.

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Save your Seeds as you prepare meals.  Store and label with the date and name.  Plant later in your garden! There is a bounty of seeds in each fresh fruit or vegetable, save the seeds by rinsing, and let dry on a plate, store in a cool, dark, dry place until planting time!

Music of the Moment:  In A Graveyard, Rufus Wainwright

 

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Winter Fresh

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The magic of a first snowman inspires some heartwarming meals for the whole family.  We pick our sage leaves in honour of our upcoming children’s book series.  We cook up a weekly soup that is delicious and nutrient packed, so that we have more energy to create new families of characters.  We rest and plan out new gardens for our organic edible plant farm.  Straw hats peek from behind snowy windows, searching for La Primavera, when new adventures will chase them in the freshly flower-scented breeze.  Sweet new songs lift upon new notes as thought of in that moment.  Imagery elegantly scrolls out, awaiting new readers in patient anticipation.  Every day is a chance to breathe back into being purely you!

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Black Turtle Bean Vegetable Soup

A beautiful blending of colours, textures, sounds, scents, peaceful organic growing origins, and flavours makes this dish a happy experience for people like me, with multiple synesthesias.  A wonderful weekly soup for the whole family.

Non-GMO, organic, fresh, local, vegan ingredients:

Soak garbanzo and black turtle beans in a large pot of water overnight.  The next day, add in (washed and chopped up):  potatoes, carrots, onion, garlic, radishes and leaves, celery, turnips, a few tsp of local sea salt or pink Himalayan salt, and some freshly ground pepper.  Add a lid and cook until all are tender.  Eat as is or blend for a soup or a dip.  Enjoy this naturally flavourful dish!  (You can also use rosemary as a salt substitute.)

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Black bean vegetable soup turns things blue, then richly dark when blended. Little raw veggie snacks for kiddies.
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New Illustration Artwork in our shop from our children’s books: A Beautiful Mermaid Woman with Magnificent Hair Styling and a Braided Necklace view in our shop!
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The magic of a first snowman is never forgotten.  Create something new by recycling materials naturally.

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Sage Roasted Garlic Potatoes

Dip these delights in dill mustard for a crispy and sweet treat!

Non-GMO, organic, fresh, local, vegan ingredients:

In a 350-375 degree oven, roast a dish of cut potatoes/whole baby potatoes, diced garlic, sage leaves, a pinch of local sea salt or pink Himalayan salt, freshly ground pepper, and your most natural, local, and fresh oil.  (You can also use rosemary as a salt substitute.) Toss gently to coat and mix ingredients all together.  Cook until tender and crisp, about 35-45 minutes.

(I’m working on a new recipe, to share with you, to replace the use of processed (olive) oil.  I want to find a fresh, daily way to use my own fresh vegetables to cook with as a coating/binding ingredient.  We mostly just use water to steam, but for some things like this, we’re looking to crisp.  Any (organic, vegan) ideas, leave us a comment on this post or here.  I think it will end up being a puree of our weekly soup or herbs.  Oils are expensive, not local, require recycling of the bottles, and are not very healthy sometimes, too.  I’m hoping to come up with some great alternatives that are easy and found in our own garden.)

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Designer Style Tip: Extend the seasons! Wear your summer dresses with sweaters, cozy knit tights, and tall OTK boots for a fresh, delicate, winter snowflake mood.

Balsamic Green Beans

Aged balsamic vinegar, from Modena or the Emilia region in Italy, sweetens these greens in a savory light dressing.  Soak up any extra on the plate with freshly baked bread or better yet more veggies.  A simple, yet fully satisfying, recipe passed on from the Italian women I originate from.  These were always a side dish on the table, and never were there any leftovers.  It’s the same here.  So scrumptious! 

Non-GMO, organic, fresh, local, vegan ingredients:

In a large pan, with a little water and a lid, very lightly steam up some garden fresh green beans with a tiny bit of salt or rosemary and freshly ground pepper.  This takes only a few minutes.  Plate and dot lightly with balsamic.  Sprinkle over some toasted nuts and seeds, too, if you like!  Enjoy warm or later at room temperature.

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We see faces on houses, in the trees, and on our plates!  Little, sliced up, rolled up hummus wraps are great for little ones.  Green beans are always a treasure to find and crunch on as we stroll the gardens.

 

Winter Tree

A tree for every season!  By removing our holiday ornaments, and leaving the felt woodland animals on the branches, we have our 2018 Winter Tree!  When winter melts into Spring, we’ll change it again.  How fun for little ones to adorn their very own tree, with ornaments that double as toys with very lovely names, reflecting the native trees and animals that live in the surrounding woods.  What animals and trees are native to your area?  Explore our children’s books to see illustrated book characters inspired by our neck of the woods, and yours, too.  Watch our new ‘Winter Tree’ film, above, and hear my new original musical score to inspire your bright winter days.  “Love all you do, and do all you Love!” ~Amor Milagre

We pair this fun tradition with homeschool classes about the animals we see in the garden and around the world.  We do activities to learn about one animal a day.  We use library books, drawing, crafts, stories, songs, role play, seeing animals in nature, listening to the audio from a video, nature recordings, or audiobooks, (or a very brief viewing of an educational video for older children, as screens as very harmful for humans, especially for early development, empaths, and highly sensitive people.)  Learn more about our animal day class in our upcoming children’s books.  Follow and listen along with our animal of the day, here on our Amor Milagre youtube channel. 

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Happy Winter Days! Love, Amor Milagre

 

Music of the Moment:  Crocodile Rock, Elton John & The Muppets, and since we’re in a silly dancing mode, painting our office…Wham!  Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go.

 

 

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Teatime in Babyland

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Once upon a time, in a snow dusted home called Dove Cottage, a family connected at teatime.  They shared delicious delights and took small, little bites, telling stories in between each serving.  Sipping warm licorice tea and cozy hot cacao cinnamon carob drinks, they snuggled and gazed up at the fluffy, falling snow.  They couldn’t get enough fresh salad greens, and grew them on the windowsill.  Playing teatime with dolls and woodland animals is fun, but the real thing is even better.  Here are a few of the teatime meals and snacks from the past few months.  Hope you have a lovely week, Dear Ones.  ~Amor

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All of our food is made of non-GMO, organic, fresh, vegan ingredients.

Something sweet:  Little crispy phyllo dough pies and tarts, filled with anything you please.  Here are cinnamon apple, shallot spinach mushroom, hazelnut cacao, raspberry, and apricot.

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Adding in some nuts, seeds, and bread and butter chip pickles enriches a lovely little salad wrap.

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Growing herbs near the windows allows us to expand our savory and sweet cooking options.  Roasted sage potato and sweet potato fries dipped into dill mustard is our weekly must have, along with beet/parsnip/turnip/carrot fries, too.  Dip, dip, dip!  So many mustards to try.  One day, in the garden, I’d like to grow our own mustard seeds.  Amor Milagre Home of Love Logo Artwork prints are now available in our SHOP.

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Each week inspires a new twist on our basic recipes.  This little lemon cake is refreshing, along with all of the white cloaked trees in our windows.  (I used lemon juice and zest.  Works well with oranges, too!)  A warm treat after a snowy garden walk is comforting and fun for all ages.  Raisins, dried cranberries, cauliflower, celery, and cucumber taste amazing mixed with various lettuce greens and light dressings.  Oranges, on the side or in the salad, are sweet and juicy.  Fruit is our regular dessert.

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Colourful, bright yellow peppers, mushrooms, and broccoli make a great snack.  Little ones love the interest of colourful foods and creative arrangements and designs.  Garbanzo and cannellini beans are added to almost every kind of meal.  They’re great on their own with fresh herbs, cooked al dente from dried beans, added to salads and soups, and smashed with a splash of balsamic vinegar.

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Ginger lends our vegetable soups a beautiful aroma, taste, and a healthy boost that is calming for the whole body, senses, especially the stomach and throat.  As any parent or caregiver knows, for little ones to learn all the amazing things each day, it takes a lot of gentle communication and repetitive explanations.  Making a ginger root tea is easy and, I find, immediately beneficial.  For non-verbal communicators, ginger tea is still very calming, along with an arm massage and a soothing pampering of the hands.  Our weekly soup style varies, but a go-to is carrot, onion, ginger, potato, garlic, celery, and anything else we have like parsnips, turnips, and shallots.  Having a little soup a day is a nutritious habit.

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Avocado, pear, cranberry is one of our favourite and very healthy snacks.  Thanks to Mother Nature, for her clever food packaging, it’s easy for our senses to tell when food is ready and ripe.  Avocados are soft, bananas brown, and pears spot.  Little ones like picking out their own selection each day, sensing for ripeness, and learning about what kind of plants each grow on.

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Broccoli, lightly steamed or raw, is a lovely, sweet, and healthy snack.  I’ll be posting info and a little film about our Winter Tree very soon.

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We write new ideas for everything, especially for new books, as we eat our meals.  Our handy notebook and pencil is always on the table next to the plates.  Just a few weeks of watering, and our lettuce seeds have grown beautifully.  We opened a holiday gift and found seeds and a pretty dish.  We got started right away, and soon we can enjoy these in a salad.  Salad wraps are our fun, occasional snack.

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We encourage the exploration of the imagination here and in our shop.  Our upcoming books are imagination helpers to inspire new connections and good health for our readers.

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Cashew butter and banana seed toast is delicious and filling before resting time.  Apricot and raspberry (sugar-free) fruit spreads are a good accompaniment for nut butters, too!  Goji berries are fun toppers!

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Sautee up some shallot, garlic, salt & pepper, a tiny splash of Marsala wine, and mushrooms in olive oil for a scrumptious pasta sauce.  Roasted peppered sweet potatoes and dill mustard are a bi-weekly treat.  Roast sliced vegetables on a baking sheet at 350 or 375 degrees until crispy and tender.  Turn if you like during roasting time.

Playgrounds look so different covered in snow.  Shadows become dramatic, and new kinds of adventures, like skating on top of icy snow as you swing, become new muscle memories.

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Warming up some unsweetened coconut milk with cinnamon fills the home with comfort.  Add cacao and/or carob powder, and whisk until heated and smooth.  For children, we use just carob.  If you want to sweeten your drink, add a little natural fruit, like a sugar-free fruit spread such as apricot or cherry.

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Cinnamon equals love in my food memory.  I add cinnamon to most things.  It’s healthy and enriches natural flavours.  This week we’re painting our atelier/office/schoolroom.  Stay tuned for the interior design reveal!  

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Soft, fluffy, organic toys rest, as we sit and laugh, enjoying teatime together.  Creating traditions and designing your routine to suit you are the themes of our new, upcoming book, and are woven throughout amormilagre.com . Happy winter days!  We hope you enjoy your new year, designed purely for you!

 

Music of the Moment:  The Fox in the Snow, Belle and Sebastian

 

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Soft and Light

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Glistening ice and shimmering ocean waves reflect and ripple Love out to the universe.  Shall we?  This new year is just another day, but every day, every moment, is a chance to choose goodness, softness, gentleness, and Love for ourselves.  This translates into everything we do, what we say, how we act, and who we are.  Every branch and petal is Love, and so are we.  Be Love.  Be yourself!  ~Amor Milagre . (More loving inspiration is coming soon in our original line of books and Art & Design Collections.)

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Reflect and plan a year of bliss for yourself!  A healthy perspective kisses dreams, and then they bloom!

What would you like this year?  What do you desire today?  Say it with Love!  Let it come to you!

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Living in a snow globe!
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Design with nature’s ever changing view in mind!

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Leave space for the imagination to run wild and embrace your dreams.

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Plant seeds of goodness to grow into a truly lived life!  Plant food in your window’s light.  Little hands can grow a garden for lunch.

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A thought of safety:  Protective fire blankets, for just-in-case times, hung, simply on a hook by an elastic hair tie, in every room, at a height little arms can reach.

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An organic children’s nursery full of light and nature creates a calming environment to process all of the new things to learn!

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Live in the Light!  Be the light!  Minimal, light layers of organic skin care products and/or natural foods can renew and enhance your natural beauty.  No make up needed, just a healthy face and natural hair, happy skin and nails, and a rested body.  Let the world see your unique light shine!

Our favourites are sustainable, organic:  Fruits and Vegetables, Lots of Drinking Water, various vitamins, Vitamin C Cream & Vitamin E Cream for face, hands, feet, and body, Pure Argan Oil for skin & hair, raw coconut oil for body-cooking-massage, nourishing apricot face wash, coconut papaya bar soap, clean towels & sheets, and a calm, peaceful, clean home.  (Look at the ingredients, keep it minimal and pure!  Clean your home with natural ingredients for a fresh, relaxing routine and healthy skin.)  What do you love?  Leave us a comment.  We’d love to hear about any organic, natural products that soothe your wintry weather.

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New Artwork Collections, inspired by Mother Nature, are breezing into our Shop each week! They appear in our upcoming children’s books.  Artwork:  A Woman Feeling Calm in Nature’s Trees by Amor Milagre.

Amor Milagre Soft and Light 1 New Year's 2018 Winter Maine Ocean organic beauty products organic vegan recipe journal amormilagre.comDesign Sneak Peek:  Our soft, ballet pink & cream bathroom gently wakes us up in the morning and tucks us in at night.

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Little ones float on their sweet innocence over the icy snow.

Where do you want to go this year?  How do you want to travel?  Who will you meet along the way?

Dance, sing, and smile your way to your dreams!

 

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

To listen to the growing Song List for our children’s books, click here!

 

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Winter Holiday Wishing Bulbs

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The second snowfall of the season blankets and quiets the whole town.  Everyone sleeps, dreams, and slows down for old & new holiday traditions.  Here is one to try!  By pairing positive affirmations with the visual growth of a beautiful holiday flower bulb, you can practice a healthy pattern of thinking so your wishes come true!  A wonderful practice for children of all ages from 0-1000.  Watch the film below to hear more about this!  For more holiday and health inspiration, wander our new Collections at The Shop at Dove Cottage for yourself and custom gift giving inspiration!  This flower idea is featured in our upcoming healthy lifestyle book, more here at amormilagre.com, and Happy Holidays & Happy Winter!

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Some flowers are more scented than others, so if you’re sensitive like us, place the bulbs to grow in a less used room.  We love having our herbs and veggies growing on the windowsill during the winter for our favourite scents to grace the kitchen.  We’re always in there!

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What do you wish for?  Write it down and decorate the back, attach it gently to the growing stems, and as your flowers bloom, may your wish come true!

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Visit our shop for more holiday gift giving inspiration!

 

Make a wish!

Amor Milagre Presents The Organic Cotton Graphic Toddler Tee Collection for baby and child.  Snap up this limited series is based on our original children’s book characters.  These soft tees come in size 2T and 4T.  Fly around on powerful wings, learn and play at amormilagre.com.  Excellent gifts all year round, but especially fun for the holidays and birthdays!

Music of the Moment:  Let it Snow, Dean Martin

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Autumn Afternoon

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Autumn’s cool pumpkins and local adventures inspire us in colour, texture, unique organic shapes, and tickle the senses with warmth, magic, and mischief.  Feel the leaves, sniff baking treats, see the light, hear the garden seeds in the wind, taste your inventions, and rest your soul on a velvety thought.  Make up a season of your favourite everything for a time of pleasure, good health, and a pampering of the senses.

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European Christmas Trees are soft yet bristly in texture.  We saw all sizes from tiny to our height at a local nursery today.  There are so many kinds of holiday inspiration to help you celebrate being yourself, living your dreams, and sharing love.

Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Little, sweet roasted greens take off their layers and warm their leaves by the fire.

Non-GMO, organic, fresh, local, vegan ingredients:

In a small baking dish, place some Brussel sprouts (wash and trim bottom slightly and remove a few outer leaves), a few tbsp of olive oil, salt and pepper.  Place in an oven heated to 350 degrees F and roast until tender, about 35 minutes minutes.  Serve warm and enjoy!

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Paper white bulbs grow as excitement over the holidays does, too!  Keep your neck and throat cozy and bundled for a health-filled holiday season!  Eat bits of garlic, lots of veggies, drink water, wash your hands often, dress warmly, and think positively to help yourself, too!

Organic Toddler-and-Me Snack:  Rosemary Crackers, Raisins, Goji Berries, Pine Nuts, Dried Cranberries, Dried Mango, and some Roasted Red Pepper Hummus to dip the crackers into.  Serve a few of each item with water and enjoy!

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Yoga Stretching and Deep Breathing:  Stretch up to the Sun like a plant in need of energy!
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Holiday displays of that certain kind of happy spirit can be seen, lighting up in town, in homes, and at local shops!

Potato Broccoli Soup

A heart-warming memory of this onion-scented soup fulfills the soul’s call for coziness this time of year.  The nutrients and health benefits of the soup give you good energy and zing! you’re ready to write a new book or go out for a good walk!  This is a great soup for the week to pair with dinner or to have for lunch or a snack.  It tastes better each time you have it!

Non-GMO, organic, fresh, local, vegan ingredients:

Place the following ingredients into a large pot and cook on medium, with a lid on/tipped near the end, until tender:  5 potatoes cut into small squares, 1 large clove of garlic minced, 1 chopped onion, 4 chopped celery stalks, salt and pepper, a few tbsp of olive oil, water to cover all.  When almost done, take 1/3 of the soup and place into a bowl, mash up with a whisk and return to the pot.  This thickens the soup.  Add broccoli, cut all of it up into smaller pieces, and steam everything with the lid on until the broccoli is slightly tender.  Serve warm and enjoy!

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How lovely to have a garden’s harvest of veggies for the fall/winter.  We hope to have lots next year as our garden plans grow.  Stay tuned…
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After eating a healthy meal, you’re ready for a good night’s rest, just like these very relaxed, lounging sheep at a local farm.

 

Music of the Moment:  Wear your Love like Heaven, Donovan

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Love, Dove

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Detail of Illustrated Garden Alphabet Letter D and Bunny Rabbit in the Grass

A gift to yourself, your beloved, your blessings.  Give love.  Give smiles and light up in the grace of nature’s universal light.  Unending colours, textures, shapes, senses.  All connected…all the same.  All wanting to be loved and to love.  My Shop at Dove Cottage celebrates these truths, graces, and sweetnesses.  Hop about life, spreading a pocket full of light-filled seeds.  ~Love, the Doves at Amor Milagre.

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Create a Gallery to Grow with you over time! Detail of Illustrated Garden Alphabet Letter X.

Start with an idea, let it grow and change with you.  Smile at your beautiful recycling of ancient dust, and marvel at how gloriously inspiring everything can become again and again.  Nothing is ever lost or broken.  Everything constantly changes.  Direct it into the light and shape it into happiness.

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White Bengal Tiger and Illustrated Garden Letter L Gold Leaf

What is around you shapes you.  Kiss your words before letting them travel.  Hug your ideas before introducing them outwardly.  Believe in your soul for it is purely you and that is beyond words…just right for anything you wish or hope.  This is a funny plane to rest on.  What would you like to do here?

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A cozy, organic nursery to grow in grace over time for your whole family to enjoy!

Create a sacred place within, and if you can, in your home.  Keep it with you always.  Create a bubble of peace around you whenever you need it.  This is especially necessary for empaths, highly sensitive people, and synesthetes.  (More about all of the topics in this post are in my upcoming book.)

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Illustrated Garden Letter W Gold Leaf and Golden Bunny Rabbit

Keep a letter of love.  Cherish a painted picture.  Flutter through a box of saved memories.  Unpack and frame them, bring them into the light, to see and inspire you.  Very soon I’ll be releasing some simple and unique ways to frame artwork.  Stay connected for more…(Message us for any custom artwork or design projects you may like.)

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Detail of Illustrated Garden Alphabet Letter L Gold Leaf, The Cosimo Boot

All of my work is connected.  A painting is on your wall and in my book, and soon on educational tools for minds of all ages to explore and learn about.  There are so many things to share with you.  More in our shop every day.  Many of my books will be releasing soon in the hopes of creating a positive wave.

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The Apricot Ballerina Shoe, Design your Own Custom Word, Name, Initials with our unique Illustrated Garden Alphabet Letters (Olive, Bruno)

My custom name artwork collections provide fun gifts for the holidays and every day.  Stationery is coming soon!  Isn’t is nice to have your very own name on something special just for you?  I remember never seeing my name at gift shops when young.  We love doing custom orders, so children of all ages get a surprise tailored just for them!  It’s very special for us to be a part of spreading joy and wonder, making things to last and be kept dear.  One such kind of stationery card will be in our shop soon.  It is specifically designed for re-use in a fun, new way.

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Illustrated Garden Letters, Collect the Whole Alphabet or Group with our Sweet, Gentle Animal Collection and other Artwork for a personalized art gallery for any age and any space! Detail of our Letter O, V, A, B, C, and White Bengal Tiger.

If you can, write out little messages on your holiday cards this season.  “Little” things that are hand-done with love are very much appreciated by the recipient.  Just like a sculpture or a rock found on a walk, you can feel the energy put into something.  Food cooked with love, a card written with humble admiration, or a handmade gift will delight and be cherished over a lifetime or infinite lifetimes like a large mossy rock, played on and shared by children of various centuries.

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Illustrated Garden Letters O, F, X, D. Details of our White Bengal Tiger and Elephant.

Teaching children their ABC’s and 1,2,3’s on a walk through a wandering song is memorable and fun!  Write out your name with a stick in the mud or sand.  Line up some acorns to count and divide them.  So many memory triggers can be beautifully designed using nature’s fractals and senses.  Breathe as you go!

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Illustrated Garden Letters L, O, V, E, D. Detail of Letter H.

~Peace and tranquility from Amor Milagre’s Shop at Dove Cottage.

Music of the Moment:  El Condor pasa, Rainforest Recital with the Paganini Duo (Georg Mertens)  This song completely satisfies my soul with her sweet, romantic, balanced, calming voice.

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Birthday Wishes, Part 3

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Our shop is now OPEN!  What a wonderful birthday gift for us and for the season of gift giving!  Is there anyone you’d like to give a token of love and appreciation to?  Perhaps to yourself, too!  Another lovely birthday here, complete with a hot apple pie, sharing a wish, and garden herbs all potted up.  All cozy in the kitchen, we dance and get excited for this holiday season.  Treat every day like a holiday!  Treating everyone with kindness and love every moment feels good.  (Musical dance inspiration below!  What is your favourite dance song?)

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From custom gifts to creating your own collection, Amor Milagre’s Shop at Dove Cottage has lots to explore and hold dear for this holiday season and all year!

Birthday Wishes, Part 3 by Amor Milagre presents the Shop at Dove Cottage, now OPEN!  Grand opening sale 15% off entire order, holiday gifts are now available!  Apple Pie Recipe and Photography by amormilagre.com Organic, Vegan Vegetarian, Plant-based, Healthy. Artwork, Stationery, Organic Apparel, and Custom Gifts. Baby and Me Meal Snack, Garden, birthday healthy alternative to sugar.  No-sugar birthday desserts. Interior Design Atelier Studio Services Maine, USA.  Autumn New England, , Raspberry Red Wallpaper, Romance, Romantic Master Bedroom, Restoration Hardware Candle Sconce, Designer's Guild Sukumala Crimson Wallpaper, Handmade Organic Acorn Cap Ornaments. Amor Milagre Films, Family fun. Handmade wedding dress pink. Illustrated Garden Alphabet Letters Custom name artwork. Dancing birthday music. Children's crayon artwork drawings join The Amor Milagre Crayon Club! Our upcoming alphabet Children's Books.

The little ones here love having fresh herbs on everything!  We potted up some basil, sage, and rainbow Swiss chard.

Birthday Wishes, Part 3 by Amor Milagre presents the Shop at Dove Cottage, now OPEN!  Grand opening sale 15% off entire order, holiday gifts are now available!  Apple Pie Recipe and Photography by amormilagre.com Organic, Vegan Vegetarian, Plant-based, Healthy. Artwork, Stationery, Organic Apparel, and Custom Gifts. Baby and Me Meal Snack, Garden, birthday healthy alternative to sugar.  No-sugar birthday desserts. Interior Design Atelier Studio Services Maine, USA.  Autumn New England, , Raspberry Red Wallpaper, Romance, Romantic Master Bedroom, Restoration Hardware Candle Sconce, Designer's Guild Sukumala Crimson Wallpaper, Handmade Organic Acorn Cap Ornaments. Amor Milagre Films, Family fun. Handmade wedding dress pink. Illustrated Garden Alphabet Letters Custom name artwork. Dancing birthday music. Children's crayon artwork drawings join The Amor Milagre Crayon Club! Our upcoming alphabet Children's Books.
Make a wish on your favourite dessert!  It gets dark early now that winter is approching. Our home radiates with a loving glow.

Apple Pie

Warm pie from the oven is already a birthday wish come true.  Not adding sugar allows the pie to be naturally sweet so you taste the apples and cinnamon.

Non-GMO, organic, fresh, local, vegan ingredients:

Filling:  5 Apples, 1 tsp of Saigon Cinnamon, 1 tsp crushed anise seed.  (Apples sliced, with skins on.)

Dough:  2C Spelt Flour, 1 tsp Pink Himalayan Salt, 2/3 C +2tbsp Vegan Shortening, 4-5 tbsp Cold Water.

Mix dough and press half into a pie dish.  Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Fill pie with apple mixture.  Press the remaining half of the dough onto a flat surface and flip it over the top of the pie.  Trim the edges, pinch/fork the edges, and cut a few slits in the top for steam to release.  Bake for 40-50 minutes until tender and golden.  Serve, add a candle, sing, make a wish, and enjoy!

Birthday Wishes, Part 3 by Amor Milagre presents the Shop at Dove Cottage, now OPEN!  Grand opening sale 15% off entire order, holiday gifts are now available!  Apple Pie Recipe and Photography by amormilagre.com Organic, Vegan Vegetarian, Plant-based, Healthy. Artwork, Stationery, Organic Apparel, and Custom Gifts. Baby and Me Meal Snack, Garden, birthday healthy alternative to sugar.  No-sugar birthday desserts. Interior Design Atelier Studio Services Maine, USA.  Autumn New England, , Raspberry Red Wallpaper, Romance, Romantic Master Bedroom, Restoration Hardware Candle Sconce, Designer's Guild Sukumala Crimson Wallpaper, Handmade Organic Acorn Cap Ornaments. Amor Milagre Films, Family fun. Handmade wedding dress pink. Illustrated Garden Alphabet Letters Custom name artwork. Dancing birthday music. Children's crayon artwork drawings join The Amor Milagre Crayon Club! Our upcoming alphabet Children's Books.
Fresh basil on a vegan pasta dish is delicious and scented of licorice. A childhood favourite.

Growing organic edible plants from seeds is so rewarding.  Before Jack Frost comes to visit your garden, pot up some herbs and veggies and bring them into your kitchen, or a sunny room, to use as daily cooking inspiration!  Basil is particularly sensitive to cold.  I chose these little planters because they fit on the window sills and get lots of sunshine.

Birthday Wishes, Part 3 by Amor Milagre presents the Shop at Dove Cottage, now OPEN!  Grand opening sale 15% off entire order, holiday gifts are now available!  Apple Pie Recipe and Photography by amormilagre.com Organic, Vegan Vegetarian, Plant-based, Healthy. Artwork, Stationery, Organic Apparel, and Custom Gifts. Baby and Me Meal Snack, Garden, birthday healthy alternative to sugar.  No-sugar birthday desserts. Interior Design Atelier Studio Services Maine, USA.  Autumn New England, , Raspberry Red Wallpaper, Romance, Romantic Master Bedroom, Restoration Hardware Candle Sconce, Designer's Guild Sukumala Crimson Wallpaper, Handmade Organic Acorn Cap Ornaments. Amor Milagre Films, Family fun. Handmade wedding dress pink. Illustrated Garden Alphabet Letters Custom name artwork. Dancing birthday music. Children's crayon artwork drawings join The Amor Milagre Crayon Club! Our upcoming alphabet Children's Books.
Join our Crayon Club to have fun learning art and storytelling! Learning how to play AND rest is very important for a balanced, happy lifestyle. Click here to view our Classes & Clubs Page for more details.  A trailer film for this club is coming shortly!

Birthday Wishes, Part 1

Birthday Wishes, Part 2

Music of the Moment:  Waterloo Sunset, The Kinks and Elliott Smith’s Version  and my favourite dance song Got to Give it Up, Marvin Gaye, and our song-Right Down the Line, Gerry Rafferty to wind down to bedtime, brushing teeth-dancing.

 

Amor Milagre Presents The Illustrated Garden Alphabet Letter Collection amormilagre.com The perfect gift giving collection for anytime, anyone, any space, and any age. Especially charming in a baby nursery or children’s room. Message us for custom artwork. Watercolor and Ink paintings. Letters, names, words, or the whole alphabet! Endless possibilities! Group with my other artwork collections for something very magical and uniquely special. A perfect gift to give yourself to inspire a garden in your space and for you to be purely yourself! Art prints, Original paintings are in The Amor Milagre Shop at Dove Cottage. amormilagre.com Stationery and our Children’s Book are coming soon for this beautiful collection! For design help, message us and visit our design page. These paintings make for beautiful interior design.

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