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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, request books at libraries, watch videos, 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 improving 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 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 aesthetics, 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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Stationery Shop Opening Soon!

*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!

SPRING SALE! Enjoy 10% Off All Orders with Checkout Code: SPRING19

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Organic Beauty: Lovely skin and hair starts with beautiful, healthy foods. 

Give a bowl of berries for a natural blush.

All ages enjoy fresh food!

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Brunch: Set the table in sweet pastel florals and share a fun meal with new & old friends.

A little seasonal tree displays sweetly decorated eggs and bunnies this Spring.

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Plants: Give a potted plant with handwritten care directions, including sentiments of how delicate and gently you care for the recipient.  Even these kissing daffodils are entirely enchanted with one another.

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The Gift of Nature: Write a note with a spring poem, with a hint or riddle, a scavenger hunt, ending with a refreshing outting to a park or waterscape.

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Custom Gifts:  Wander my Shop to find an Illustrated Garden Alphabet Letter to spell your favourite word, name, or initials.  Choose your favourite Animal Illustration or order a custom painting, tailored for your tastes.  Create an ever-growing garden with art gallery originals and art prints.  A little children’s book and organic tee, ethically handmade, are delightful surprises in Easter Basket for Baby & Child.  Need help with a new room design, wedding gift, or gift for a new baby?  Atelier Amor Milagre is here to help, send a private message with your project details and ideas here.  Soon:  Order personalized stationery, cards for friends, and special sets to use to write to Dear Ones or to give as gifts.  Each item is mindfully & ethically handmade & quickly shipped to you with positive energy and pure Love.

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Just as new Spring blossoms unfold in the sunshine each morning,

Amor Milagre’s Ethical Collections harmonize with Nature

and delight your lifestyle with a delicate, imaginative grace.

 

Below are some Gift Ideas from my Shop,

as well as some mood imagery from my website, journal posts, design atelier, gardens, and books.

 

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View This Journal Post: A-Tisket A-Tasket Basket Inspiration.  View my Shop for Unique Ethically Handmade Gifts to Fill Baskets for your Dear Ones!

 

Coming Up:  The Amor Milagre Photography Shop, Ethical Papers, Art Prints & Stationery.

 

Music of the Moment:  “Funny Face” Audrey Hepburn & Fred Astaire, is a 1927

Song composed by George Gershwin, Lyrics by Ira Gershwin.

 

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Favourite Baskets: Ethical Fashion Handbag, Market Shopping, Home Design, & Garden

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A-tisket, a-tasket, we love our favourite baskets.  A different basket for each task-et.  To continue growing the ‘Favourite Series’, I’m sharing tips and info about our favourite gathering of baskets for:  home, personal style, organic cooking & gardening, and chic Spring-Summer handbags.

Some of our uses for these baskets are:  daily handbag, dry produce, fresh garden produce, mail, kitchen & dining linens, garden planters, books, laundry, food shopping in town, picnics, office/wardrobe/mudroom storage, special supplies, baby & doll bassinet, organic beauty products, and storage for family outtings.

One positive choice influences another.  Perhaps a market basket will inspire you to support your local organic farmers, taking healthy walks to gather your food. A natural home inspires us to go out and balance in Nature.  What do you use baskets for?

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Using well made baskets is ethical, economical, and texturally pleasing.  To maximize your sustainability, you can learn to make your own baskets.  This really comes in handy when a repair is needed.  This journal text appears in my upcoming Design Book, so check back for more!

Designer Tip of the Day:

When choosing a basket, it’s helpful to think about:

~The main use and other possible purposes.  What are you storing or carrying in it?

~Colours, textures, sizes, smoothness, and weights.  A balance of differences creates a peaceful design.

~Where will the basket live and how will it be used?

~Who made it?  Were they paid fairly?  What is it made of?  Is it non-toxic so it doesn’t off-gas in your home or cause illness to those making the products?

~How much joy will it bring you to use a hand-crafted piece?

~Is there a local basket weaver in your area?

~Are the handles and straps comfortable to use and securely attached?

~How can you keep it in good shape to last many lifetimes?

For Design Projects & Help for Interiors, Gardens, Fashion, and more, message Atelier Amor Milagre here.

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We love picnics, so a special picnic basket was on our holiday wishlist.  We’re excited to use it this Spring!

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Keeping the home calm with natural materials and colours helps our family keep a healthy balance, while organizing things, like laundry, for easy routines.

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Gathering fresh food feels even better in a sweet little basket at the shops and in the garden.  Little Dear Ones sneak off with the basket and fill with toys.  Now, it’s a bed or house for a little bear.  Natural materials inspire shopping for fresh, organic food with no packaging.  Bring everything home in your basket and place on the table, ready to enjoy!  Maybe a flower will hop into your basket, ready to plant in the garden?  Special stones, shells, or leaves.  Basket handles feel good to hold.  The senses need Nature.  Sweet and humble, a basket inspires me so.  For more A Gentle Life Collections, news & sales, and healthy lifestyle inspiration, please subscribe at the bottom of this page.

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Yes, there is a thing as too many baskets, so choose mindfully with the above tips and your beautiful lifestyle in mind.  Store baskets simply to avoid collecting dust/allergies.  Vinegar-water is an easy way to keep baskets clean.

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This week, our baskets led us to the ocean for fresh air and beautiful views.

Check back here to view an upcoming journal post for

The Amor Milagre Spring 2019 Gift Guide

to help you fill your lovely Easter Baskets this April!

Shop Spring!

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

Happy Spring!  XOXO ~Amor Milagre

 

Music of the Moment:  A-Tisket, A-Tasket, Ella Fitzgerald

 

 

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Pleasures for the Weekend: Spring Cleaning 2019

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Visit the Shop to bring these originals and art prints home with you!

We freshen the house each week during the year, but in the Autumn and Spring, it feels especially healthy to reorganize, sort, and reset plans for good, useful household routines.  Each item has a home and a purpose.  I always adore the last part of my favourite show, Gardener’s World, when they give “Jobs for the Weekend.”  You can apply this list idea not only for gardening, but for housekeeping, business, and outtings!  Instead of Jobs for the Weekend, we call it Pleasures or Ideas for the Weekend.  Set up pleasures for yourself.  Like Mary Poppins says, “In every task that must be done, there is an element of fun!”  Here are a few ideas that we’re doing this season.  Happy Spring!  Please visit my Shop for fresh inspiration for your home and a healthy lifestyle.  I’ll share a few ‘Pleasures for the Weekend’ each season, and you can read more in A Gentle Life Book Collection. What kind of pleasures will you plan for this weekend?  XOXO ~Amor Milagre