Q: What are your favorite food combinations for cooking family dinners?
A: I have many, but for Winter, I really love organic ginger root, garlic, and shallots together…in everything! It works gently in sauces, soups, appetizers, on vegetables, in dips, and with fruit to create a softness. The scent fills the house with a warm, cozy cloud of sweet ginger. Our bodies love it because it really helps boost the immune system and keep us healthy with all the germs about in town. I like to sauté these three, minced, in olive oil, salt, and pepper, on low heat. When tender, add in other things or add it on top of others. We’ll be growing these in our new garden, here at Christmas Rose Cottage, this Spring -Summer -Autumn. This healthy superfood grouping is soothing for the senses and for stomachs, little and big. Ginger was very helpful for maternity illness. I find natural foods so beautiful. The garlic’s airy winged shells, the ginger’s aromatic colour, and my tearful shallotful eyes try to admire their lilac and russet hues fading into one another.
It’s December. We stroll along frosted garden moss. Air, crisp and cool. Raining and snowing, freezing and thawing, the water and ice activate seeds of beauty for Spring blooms. White ruffles and velvety family bedtime tales cozy up in this special room, ready to be made over. After painting and flooring, this master bedroom renovation reveal will soon be shared. What a pleasure it is to collect items for each room’s mood over time. Oceanic artwork, cuddly pillows, poofy comforters, and frosty curtain mornings invoke ancient stories, falling onto jeweled journals, and the teacup swirls. Shell studies from walks on the beach lay on open pages of hand-torn printing paper. Feel the edges and textures here. Precious, adored, delicate, strong, powerful, and wise. A room that feels like floating on ocean waves and tucked up in a soft shell, safe and sweet, yet cool, energizing, and centering. For custom interior design, message me with your details. What do you want your space to feel like? Which moods do you Love? From Christmas Rose Cottage, I’m wishing you a serene holiday season full of rejuvenation and peaceful rest…XOXO ~Amor Milagre
Our children are precious gifts! They are miracles and absolute truth and beauty! They deserve sensitive items for their sensitive everything. For our family, we research and strive to find the healthiest brands before buying children’s apparel & items, from sweaters to spoons, and from books to bath soap.
There have not been many brands we love yet, or feel confident to share as responsible, ethical collections. How could we really know? Here are some that we have used for a few years, and whose company information seems to be nicely transparent. What are your favourite ethical brands?
We like certain items from these companies:
Jamie Kay: The organic cotton items are now on our shopping list each growing season. Beautifully designed and made, adorable to look at, cozy to wear in soft colours, easy to dress in, and timelessly photogenic for beautiful childhood photo albums and daily life. This brand fits in with our Gentle Life of natural beauty and allowing the child’s essence to be the focus. Easy shipping from New Zealand, and last for years +.
Little Spruce Organics: Various brands sell organic winter apparel and accessories. We like choosing matching hats, mittens, coat, and scarves. A great source for organic cloth diapers, inserts, and diaper covers.
There were more brands, but we sold or donated the items, and I lost track of the names in the busy first years of babyland. I left out the others that we did try, but didn’t use, didn’t work well, or sadly are not now in business. That pile was bigger than this list. Everyone needs different things, but it took a while to find brands that are gentle for our sensitive skin, eyes, body, senses, budget, and lifestyle. We often buy apparel a size bigger so the items are worn for a few years. We buy quality items over cheap fast fashion, as they last longer, and in the end this saves money when well taken care of. Well made items don’t have to be expensive, and with sales, very often cost less than the fast fashion/trendy items. This post is not sponsored; I’m just sharing things we’ve found so far. I hope this saves you some time. I wish this list was given to me years ago. It takes so much research to find healthy things we need. As babies grow older, less items are needed, and fewer brands required, so finding our favourites becomes an annual pleasure to explore and way of expression.
I made this list for you and the people in town who ask us where we get our clothes and other useful things. We are drawn to well-made items using natural fibers that can be worn for many years, even during a big growth spurt. We are old souls who connect with timeless, old fashioned, vintage styles in soft natural colours, using materials that are loving for highly sensitive skin and the senses. Like the universe, the internet is a endless sea of connections and links, and I’m glad, Dear Ones, you found me here. It’s not easy to shop in this time period in certain ways, but when we do find something we love, we wear it every day with confidence and appreciation for the maker.
Except for my own company, Amor Milagre, I don’t know for sure how ethical and responsible these other companies truly are in practice, so feel free to research on your own, ask the companies questions, and message us if you find any unhealthy issues! 🙂 I inspire all companies to become responsible, so shopping may be effortlessly enjoyable.
And, for clothing, a general size standard could be redone, right parents? It’s difficult to shop for baby & child when the materials and sizes are not what you need. Custom tailored apparel can be a very good practice again for big and small companies, so the items fit and last many childhoods and lifetimes. I may add a ‘lightly worn’ section to my shop soon for the beautiful organic items outgrown by little ones. We buy quality and wear lightly so these heirloom pieces would be ‘like new’ for new little ones.
Tip: Read laundry labels for how each garment wants to be cared for. Items last longer when not worn out or shrunk in the wash. Take your time, listen to music, and fold with Love. Little Ones love to put their things away, learning and contributing something, too. We have a curious pattern here of having to patch only one knee in all pants. *Learning to sew and care for clothing is a great gift to teach to children.
This gift guide list is a part of my new ‘Favourite Series’ which I’ll add to each season. Happy Growing, New Babies, & Gift-Giving! XOXO ~Amor Milagre
Colour Mood: Dusty Rose
This is our favourite apparel colour. It suits rosy cheeks in soft natural dyed tones.
I am an ambassador for positive change. I am here to unveil that Awareness and Sensitivity are Love! We are all born sensitive, but many lose their awareness of it. Illness is a way it comes through, and clouding the awareness of our natural empathy will only cause more illness and suffering. There is another way, dear human friends! We can all listen to our Higher-Inner Self. This is what it’s all about, connecting to our souls, and therefore connecting to everything and everyone that ever was, is, or will be. This is where peace is. Respect is there, too. This is Love. And…my Dear Ones, this is what we all are and need to be aware of. So please read my blog posts here, and my books because I need to help us all get back to being extremely aware of…everything. This is why I’m here, every time. It was always this way, and as I continue to explore my Akashic Records in Meditation (more about this coming up), it seems to always be this way. I am ‘The Teacher’, ‘The Advocate’, the sharer of information and messages from the timeless universe. My new books are coming up, as fast I can make them and, of course, new blog posts and collections are lovingly being made here daily.
In the meantime, listen to your children, they know what love is and understand the awareness. Let them teach you about Love and awareness. Their wonder of the world is not only because they are new to it, it’s because they are aware of it and know it very well. Teach them, of course, healthy humans ways, colours, numbers, words, but don’t forget that they are our teachers for the most important lessons for all lifetimes. It’s in their smiles, their laughs, their LIGHT! We are all born with the Light of Love. It transcends all human words and we have it always. Live in the Light!
*A place to begin is to think of sensitivity as a gift, because it truly is. Being sensitive helps guide you. It helps you trust your instincts and your Inner Voice. Have the greatest respect for children and everyone, especially highly sensitive people. It’s incredibly difficult for us to even just be here, and then even more so when we add the daily routines and unhealthy people, places, tasks, and conversations. Sensitive people are amazing at solving issues that are vitally important to solve. If we are allowed a world that feels safe and healthy, our health will improve, and our other gifts can be positively appreciated in making wondrous and helpful systems, ideas, and gifts for all. Everyone wants to feel good, so let’s allow sensitive people to be allowed that simple right.
What can we all do in our own circles, routines, and powers to make positive changes for sensitive people and all to feel their senses relax and focus more easily on the day’s goals and pleasures? Think about all the things that affect your body, emotions, abilities, etc. Think of lighting, sound, vibration, crowds, electricity, chemicals, air, routines, basic needs, voices, attitudes, volume, scents, air pressure, and everything that could feel uncomfortable, painful, or dangerous. When speaking to sensitive people, what kind of words do you use, what tone of voice? Do you know they are sensitive? Are you aware? Now think of these things around you as if they were intensified to an unbearable level that shakes and disturbs the delicate nervous system and all that holds your body together. Now you might be thinking of how a sensitive person experiences the world. Could you focus and complete a task quickly if you felt massive pain just being in an unhealthy setting?
For sensitive children, and parents of sensitive children, finding ways to communicate well is vital. Children with speech challenges need to feel their voice is important, valued, and heard. They need basic things and need to be able to ask for them each moment. It’s incredibly frustrating to be unheard and in great need. It’s a pain no one should experience. Researching health conditions, ways of healing from trauma, and different ways of communicating is important to help those who live a more unusual life than others. Their life has more layers because of the difference, and they have more gifts and strength because of it. They very much need bridges of loving communications and a safe world to live in. These very special people have so much grace and goodness to share with the world. In sharing, they are able to feeling loving and contribute joy into the universe. Their confidence will build and they will do many more great and healthy things for all people, including more sensitive people in need of help and love.
There is much to share and learn about how sensitive people feel in certain situations, places, and emotional environments. There is also much for sensitive people to learn to keep their energy and stay healthy in a world that is not only unaware of their experiences, but too often condemns them and worsens their already difficult experiences. Be kind and ask questions with loving communication. Listening is learning. Asking nicely, with an open heart, is being loving and sensitive back. Have you heard anyone speak of the word ‘Sensitive’ as analogy for ‘Love’? Now you have because it is! Being sensitive to others is being loving towards others. Love is not something reserved for a few people in your life. This Universal Love is for all people, things, plants, animals, and places. It is for the air we breathe, the water we drink, and all everywhere. Patience is needed when learning, so be patient, as learning about a Sensitive World is going to take imagination, until you understand. It may sound extreme because, for us, it is. The pain is so extreme and often sudden, a non-aware person might not feel it right away, but it would still affect them right away, only realizing it in another form later on.
Much of which we feel is chronic, meaning the world is not changing its’ levels of pollution, and we have to endure it, sort it, combat it, heal it, and rebuild from it every day. Think of it as if your whole world, your house, your job, your health, everything crashed every day, and you have to rebuild it all. When ill, more levels of sensitivity can more easily layer on top of the already heightened ones. Senses that were extremely aware were overstimulated too much, caused injury, or were abused can cause such conditions where the senses are blasted out. For example, sound can be incredibly much louder (hyperacusis) which can cause partial deafness when there is no break from the ‘deafening’ wall of sound, the brain and eyes have challenging aura or blindness, walking can be too painful, or chemicals can affect skin much more quickly or more extremely. Sensitive people are often misunderstood as their painful suffering can be mistaken for unrelated things in a quick moment, glanced at by an unaware person. Inflicting sensitive people with experiences that are painful for them is abuse. Become aware of your affect on people, and treat everyone uniquely. There is no blanket way to treat everyone, expecting the same reaction. Treat everyone with love, patience, and empathy, including your Self.
If you are sensitive, loving the Self, even if others do not, is very important. Listen to you Self and do what you need to do to be healthy in peaceful ways. When the world is painful for sensitive people, we often accrue illness that layers on new and very dangerous illnesses. It makes us even more sensitive, which is still not a weakness, though it might look like it, but it is a great strength because it takes energy that we constantly have to keep rebuilding. We have to keep adapting and become stronger because of the unhealthy things in the world. It’s beyond exhausting, which is one of the illnesses -chronic exhaustion.
Hopefully, after reading this, you’ll never use the word ‘sensitive’ as an insult, and if you hear someone doing so, you can now educate them and say: “Sensitivity is a Strength!” If you meet someone that says they are sensitive, you can say with a warm empathic smile, “That is so wonderful! If there is anything you think we can do differently to help everyone’s senses keep their energy, please let me know.”
Everyone is sensitive about something, on different levels of awareness, and has various combinations of sensitivity. We can come back to an understanding by raising awareness, having conversations, and remembering that all of us are sensitive people who need help with something. Why not help everyone by making acceptance and inventive flexibility a standard way of making positive changes? Things change all the time, and we adapt, so let’s change things for the better, to improve health for all with natural easy ways, such as fresh air and day light, a less cluttered, loud world. See how easily the senses come back down to a healthy rhythm to balance the body and reduce illness. This, in turn, let’s us solve issues and be more mindfully productive, making sustainable choices in all we do!
Everything is simple, but hardly anyone sees it like that. All the planes merge in one space, but not many are aware. More helpful tips for unlayering into awareness are coming up! Remember, awareness is freedom! It is understanding. It is Love!
My company collections, especially the bookshop and blog posts, raise awareness for Love and Gentleness so that all kinds of sensitive people, (which includes all children), can live in this world and feel safe, peaceful, and healthy. If we can change harmful, negative words, emotions, attitudes, and environments to be healthy ones for sensitive people, our gifts can shine and make massively positive connections and solutions for all. We all live in the same world, but many of us highly sensitive, highly aware people are suffering health-wise, socially, in the work place, and just everywhere from noisy, bright restaurants to our own homes polluted by others’ stress, overwhelming environmental settings, and pollution of all kinds. True sustainability is being mindful, respectful, and loving of people and places. In our homeschool classes here, we teach and learn about all kinds of ways people live. It’s not only about what people eat, wear, and the languages they speak. There is a universal language that all people share across all countries and time. It is awareness. It is Love!
Children’s classrooms and library book reading sessions are great places to have a peaceful place that is soft for the senses. Children may sometimes like to make sounds, but they surely do not like being surrounded by loud sounds. They need to feel safe, and their body needs to be at rest, and not in distress. Fresh air is beneficial to all, not just fresh air systems, but windows opened to let in natural air prevents illness. Fresh air gives energy that can be used to learn wonderful things! I’ll be posting more on this blog about what we all can do to be more aware and sensitive.
Amor Milagre signifies Miracle Love. There is a universal light that shines when real love ignites infinitely. Real love is always miraculous. “Live in the Light! Fill yourself up with love from within, and let it flow into everything you do! Surround yourself with Love!” ~Amor Milagre
Amor Milagre’s ‘A Gentle Life Collection’ may be helpful for everyone, especially for: Empaths, Synesthetes, Highly Sensitive People (HSP), Highly Intuitive People, Earth Angels, Light Workers, INFJ’s and all personality types, All Children, and Nature-Lovers.
This very important, universal message is included in my A Gentle Life Book Collection.
Our family is always thankful for the gifts we share. A favourite gift is one we gave to ourselves, a menu for Thanksgiving (+ every day and for all holiday meals) that is simple, delicious, vegan, organic, sugarless, and just what we like! We did keep the cranberry sauce on the table, but this is how we make it:
Organic Vegan Ingredients:
To a pot, we add a bag/bunch of whole cranberries, grown and harvested from a responsible, organic local farm. Add some water, cinnamon, a tiny pinch of pink salt, a crack of black pepper, and a lid. Simmer for ~ 5 minutes until soft. Sir, serve, and enjoy!
This recipe is included in my upcoming Cozy Winter Cookbook, containing vegan organic sugarless recipes that are simple and pleasurable to make. These fruits are already sweet, so no ‘sugar’ is needed, but if you need to, you could add a tiny bit of natural sweetness with agave or date syrup.
Cranberries are lovely to eat throughout all four seasons, hot or cold just like a jam or fruit spread. Dried cranberries are so versatile and can be used in fresh salads, dry nut mixes, in your morning oatmeal, baked in breads, and dotted over cold food salads and baked dishes. Cranberries are a superfood and a good source of Vitamin C and antioxidants, as well as providing several other beneficial minerals. They taste great, and if you’re new to them, take a little bit and keep trying until you’re used to it. You might just love these red bog jewels! They pair well with: starches like toast and potatoes, green leafy vegetables, beets, and they compliment other rich flavours such as a velvety mushroom sauce on pasta. Cranberries are amazing in pies, turnovers, tarts, crumbles, or served warm as a dessert with vegan icecream, with melted cacao, or on their own.
Unlike some other berries, this type was first named for the plant appearance itself, and not for the colour of the berry or plant name. Cranberries originally got their name, Crane Berry, when settlers saw the plants’ flowers, and they thought the petals resembled the shape of a crane’s bill and head. We’re going to try to grow some crane berries next year. They like wet conditions and are grown from cuttings. They are wild, native plants so hopefully it works well. Stay tuned for our new gardens in 2020!
I made this brilliantly red sweet-tart side dish last night, and to the little diners’ delight, it only took a moment to cook. Who says Thanksgiving dinner needs to be time consuming or stressful to prepare? Or happen all on one day? We like to celebrate the whole week with small simple pleasures. Who planned the traditional odd menu of heavy foods that don’t really go well together or feel good to eat together? It’s a juggling act of timing for the cook, who often does the cleaning and decorating as well. Emotions transfer into food. We’re mindful to cook with Love and Patience for a soothing day. Moderation is a nice option as well. 🙂 You can always enjoy leftovers the week through, and they often taste better the next day anyways. We’ve redesigned our holidays so we can relax and enjoy our day together in our new, quiet home. I prefer the European menus with smaller amounts, but a balance of flavours and nutrition. We like the plant foods in the usual spread, but we choose one at a time and mix them with lighter dishes for better digestion and more enjoyment of dining. Remember, you may do what you like. There are no rules for designing a holiday menu. Which dishes are your favourites from all time? A gracious Thank You! for connecting with us here, and a very Happy Healthy Thanksgiving to you and your Dear Ones! XOXO Amor Milagre
Painting It White! The trees, the walls, the cracks between garden stones, the sky, the chimney, the windows, and the page. A world transformed over night! There are many fun things to do at the first snowfall, and here are ten ideas to try. Happy Early Holidays! XOXO ~Amor Milagre
At first snowfall this year, we’re doing these 10 things and lots more to come:
As the seasons change, so do we. We slow down by changing mindsets from gardening outside to playing in the snow: making snow animals & angels, taking snowy strolls, and going sledding.
The music selection changes to more cheerful holiday favourites, cozy moody winter songs, and ancient lullabies.
The menu switches from light garden fare to sumptuous soups and stews, homemade bread, and sweet roasted vegetables such as squash, pumpkin, and potatoes.
Journaling to process the previous season, which was quite busy, is always a good relief, source of relaxation, and goal inspiration for the season ahead. This helps to live in and enjoy the present moment.
Attention to the other side of nature, the structures, is a fascinating study of mine, and will soon be reflected in new Winter Collections. How do the branches intersect? How does each snowflake lay softly down? Who darts up trees and perches by your window in beautifully coloured furs and feathers?
The quiet stillness is a productive time for empaths and creatives. We can unwind and let go, thus allowing so many new positive messages and expressions to be effortlessly released.
Decorating is so much fun for all ages. We love having Dear Ones over to decorate the tree. Little touches, simple and uncluttered, allows us to see the room and the baubles. At the first sign of snowflakes, we swiftly got out the white paper and scissors, and made our craft for the day: windows of snowflakes, each one unique.
We adore letter writing and card sending with picture updates and newsy notes on what is happening here, in town, and with Dear Ones. Decorating the back of envelopes is fun for little artists.
As the snow lightens the exterior, we lighten the interior with fresh paint to reflect the natural light.
A delicious pleasure is to change out accent pillow cases, bedding, art in frames, and little dinnerware pieces to be more full of holly, velvet, and wintery warmth.
For fun learning in the day, and soft peaceful sleep at night, there are many gifts to give this holiday to help little ones thrive, play, and rest. The best one is Love. Here is a list of some children’s gifts that we appreciate.
This gift guide list is a part of my new ‘Favourite Series’ which I’ll add to each season. The only books and gifts on the lists that I know for sure are ethically made are from my own handmade collections. The items here are chosen by the young, and as a parent, I agree that these are helpful, fun, and beautiful. This is the children’s list! Happy Gift-Giving! XOXO ~Amor Milagre
We love one or all of these: (using healthy, cozy, non-toxic, sustainable materials)
A Mini Hurdy Gurdy is a great stocking stuffer. It’s a tiny music box that cranks specific a well known song, and the boxes are often decorated in beautiful famous paintings and holiday cheer. Little hands love to play music wherever they go
Russian Nesting Doll
Stationery, personalized and winter-themed, thank you cards
Souvenirs, handcrafted, from trips around the world
Library kit with date stamper and book cards
Wooden cars, train sets, blocks
Framed 1st Footprint & handprint with baby name, birthday, height, weight, and memorable notes about their birth.
Holiday clothes – soft, organic, non-toxic, natural vegetable colour dyes, good fit
Golden caramel and cream are soft and toasty in the home, cozy to hug for Dear Ones, and as scrumptious as a gingerbread heart. As I design our new home, these warm neutrals are lovely for all seasons and play nicely with spicy red plum walls, skin tones, wood textures, artwork, holiday menus, and evolving wardrobes. Check back for a caramel cream bedroom and sitting room & dining room accents in these cuddly colours. Snuggle up in your favourite hues and textures this Autumn as holiday spirits rise into Wintery winds. XOXO ~Amor Milagre
After long rains, we ventured out into puddly soil and fresh morning air in wellies and our ‘Monty Don blues’ (a favourite before we knew of him and that he adores blues for gardening, too.) Dear little plants nestled into their newly raked flower beds. Many deep roots and overgrown misplaced plants were moved and removed from beds near the house to allow for lower evergreen perennial gardens. This design plan helps the house look grander, cozier, visible, and darling. It also allows for more plants. A symphony of beautiful plants, timed to the rhythms of the seasons. Whites, creams, apricots, plums, and pinks are on the planting menu this month. Tulips, alliums, and daffodils of varying textures and hues pair well with an old bulb digger shovel. A faerie garden for white and apricot foxglove and other English cottage garden flowers is carefully being planted, each wonderfully beautiful seed at a time, in between delicate moss and mushrooms and under a carpet of golden leaves. We’re careful not to tread on anyone sleeping under leaf tents while planting magic for Spring.
For a natural planting, think of the wind and soil! How does the wind carry crisp Autumn flower seeds to new homes? How do bulbs expand their homes naturally under the soil and how do animals help? Plant in small groups, here and there. Not lined up, but in cozy clusters, with the recommended spacing and planting depth. Think of how plants look in Nature, huddled in little families by a river bank or dotted and spread across a field of infinite plant species. Think of the heights of each plant, the colours, the textures, bloom times, sun exposure, wind, temperature, soil, and drainage. For many bulbs and seeds, Winter’s cold temperatures activate the plant to grow in the Spring & Summer. It’s important to learn which ones needs this and which need immediate planting in warm soil, like tomato seeds in early Summer. After lots of planting, stretching the legs with a walk about the garden is good before washing up. How simply luxurious it feels to get your hands ‘dirty’ while planting exciting colours for Spring!
Have fun, too! If you’re upset or rushed when planting, it may show when time comes for blooms. Singing or humming to your plants is positive energy that will help them grow and please yourself as you plant. Researching your plants and taking pleasure in learning about them will help create an ease before planting time. No need to mark everything while mixing your bulbs and seeds, as the whole garden would be covered in markers. Developing a memory of plants is a good practice, and a journal helps keep track of plants between seasons (Coming Soon to My Shop!), as well as video diaries and pictures. Add in other perennials amongst them. How beautiful it is to have a mixture of unique beings all together in one garden bed! What a joy it is to express through the living medium of gardening. No painting is as delicate and breath-giving as a shimmering velvety translucent flower petal, thought of by the ever impressive Mamma Nature. An idea, first mapped out through paints on paper, then come to life in the Earth, breathing fresh air and swaying in the wind!
Remember the magic from centuries and eons ago. It’s in the soil! Everything grows from the soil. Once upon a time, soil health was at the forefront of all minds because, as it still is today, it is vital for our existence and daily life. It is also the source of great imagination! Stop pollution and take great care of our past, present, and future. (Paving is a type of pollution). Organic composting and caring for our garden soil is of great importance for all. Soil health is a big resource, priority, and responsibility. Think of all who live in the soil. Worms are a great resource, as are all wildlife. Grow your own organic foods for optimal health and great enjoyment. Gardening is helpful exercise for body, mind, heart, and soul. Growing plants from seeds and bulbs encourages strength and hardiness for the plants. It aids in a positive personal character and growing lasting patience for the gardener. It teaches us which plants like to grow where. There is a relationship there, if gardeners listen to the Earth. So many answers speak to us. What colours, textures, shapes, scents, and senses would you like to encourage to grow in your garden? Think long term. Take care and time. A garden can grow in any size space from pot to field. Everyone is a gardener.
More gardening posts are coming up, and stay tuned to see these darlings bloom next Spring & Summer. Little voices whisper to each bulb and seed as they’re planted, “Sleep well in your Winter bed, see you soon, sweet dreams, I love you!” Happy Autumn Gardening! XOXO ~Amor Milagre
A quiet walk under the swaying trees. Laying on a blanket of uniquely beautiful leaves. A harvest festival in town or garden. Revealing treasures from a box marked “Autumn” and a sip of warm spiced cider kindle our hearts. Bunny ears and witch hats patiently wait on the mudroom bench for their big day. There are so many delights this season for us all to enjoy! We’re washing sweaters and trying on last year’s coats, hats, and mittens. Little ones grow with the trees. Puzzles and ghost paintings sleep scattered on tarped floors. Closets change over into plum knits and sienna layers. Anise stars spin in pots on the stove, waking the Autumn elves each morning. Crows soar and call all day, and pumpkins line the lane. Spring flower bulbs are tucking into their new garden beds. Paint swatches are being untaped from walls, and rollers kiss the dust away. Windows are now clean and clear to view the rustling trees, and soon sweet delicate snowflakes. Yesterday, Nature’s colours were bright, and overnight, they’ve turned crisp, golden, & earthen. The leaves are falling fast, so let’s all get out and dance: crunch, scuffle, shuffle! Happy Golden Leaf Week & Happy Birthday Autumn Babies, Make a Wish! XOXO ~Amor Milagre
‘The right plant in the right place’ gardening principle is all about choosing the right plant, that you love, and placing it in the right conditions (soil, wind, air, water, sun, temperature, etc), but also in the right place in the garden.
Our house renovations extend into the garden as the overgrown shrubs and trees were placed too near the house walls, windows, and doors years ago. Choosing the right plant for the expected mature growth is also very important. Yes, all the baby plants look tiny and darling when you first tuck them into their new beds, but oh how they will grow! The plants in our garden here are over 30 years old and many look lovely as a hedge border, but too many are sick because they are too near manmade structures and are not getting the proper amount of light and air circulation. House foundation and siding issues are common for old houses that have large, deeply rooted, plants too near the house walls. This week, we’ve been busy removing such large plants, but it’s sad to cut any living plant. For empaths, it hurts. It’s very important to choose and place your plants in a well-planned spot because they spend their whole lives striving, growing, and surviving the conditions you place them in, only to be cut down at their beautiful peak.
Everyone can design their gardens with the knowledge of plants so that we may look out the windows to admire them, sit amongst them with a cup of tea, take care of them over a long loving lifetime, and so they may proudly grow in beauty and age undisturbed. Research your plants before you add them into the Earth, move them, prune, or remove them.
*All ages enjoy Nature, gardening, and plants. Nature calms the nerves, solves problems, and restores us to our real Selves. This state opens our ‘Light of Love’ up to the knowledge of the Universe, and this helps us, here, in our daily lives. Be kind to your plants and they will continue to take great care of you, too. Live in Nature, where life makes sense…
Plants provide beautiful sound barriers as well as creating fresh oxygen for us all. They are dependable homes for all living animals and insects, and inspire us to live outside more. If you do have to cut branches, place them in the woods or in a spot in your garden to make a nice organic compost pile. This also makes a nice home for your garden dwelling wildlife. Today, we made a kind of burrow stack in the side woods and invited all the animals and faeries to nestle in before Winter. Back into the Earth to renew and provide nutrients for a most precious gift, Soil.
How difficult are the roots to remove? Probably very as that is their beautiful design. Will everyone like the plants you’re adding? Yes, at some point, we all move on and new gardeners come in. It’s tricky to please everyone as plants keep our connections and memories, but if we let go and sense the plants as they truly are, we can appreciate them as they are, connected in Nature. We couldn’t help but notice that rhododendrons are tricky ones. Roots spreading sideways like walking trees…so many roots and shoots. These plants need space, so next to a house is not a good place for them, especially if left to grow into a hedge.
Our new garden plans are coming up so please stay tuned! In the meantime, take a wander outside into the botanical world and browse your library. Experience the marvels of Nature. You can save seeds and spread Nature everywhere again, while keeping in mind to preserve our silly manmade structures, so we use less of Nature’s resources to rebuild our neglected, non-living contraptions. Exploring how Nature grows proves human invention nonsensical. How truly smart Nature is…how she weaves all her creations together in such a harmonious world of inclusiveness. We are the ones who are getting in her way. Oh, how I wish I were the wind, a snail, a fox, or a more natural human…perhaps I once was and will be again…but for now, I’ll take care of her and us. Happy Nature Explorations! XOXO ~Amor Milagre
For months prior to moving, I planned the designs for our new home. Only after removing the layers of days lived before could I recognize this house as our home. Good Morning, Christmas Rose Cottage! We’ll help you to be a cozy reverie before the winter holidays visit.
The dusty & dysfunctional: curtains, carpets, plumbing, fixtures, cabinets, windows, doors, and heating system need removing, updating, and fixing.
This month’s renovations include:
New flooring (cork underlay and FSC Certified sustainable engineered wood flooring)
Editing the gardens to allow for Spring bulbs and new garden designs
Testing Heat Efficiency
Parging textured walls and fireplace
Paint swatches everywhere including the exterior, patching, and painting
Measuring for new furniture, designs to build, and lighting
A general unpacking of our things and tidying/selling of things left behind
There is much to do and little time, but the breeze is lovely and Autumn is letting her hair down in golden leaves. More renovation inspiration to come. Happy Autumn Leaf Enjoying Days and Happy Renovating to those walking in our dusty shoes! XOXO ~Amor Milagre
In the midst of our sneezing party, carpets and curtains caked in age old dust make a swift exist through our newly seen doors. We explore the light and air in each room, finding secrets and mysteries of the house, cleaning along the way, and leaving paint marks behind like rainbow snails. Boxes pile to the ceiling, revealing more work to be done, and things, here and there, are tucked into their new place. New appliances test the nerves of old fixtures. A garden tour reveals seeds from Summer blooms. The ‘have you seen the’ and “just over there please’ echo about our new home. We learn new sounds and are thrilled to have left the old ones behind. Autumn greets us in every window. We are very pleased with the sounds of air in the gorgeous garden trees, (open windows), and more renovation design journal posts will travel to your inbox soon, (subscribe below). Our first calm day ever is here, and our times ahead will be even better once we soothe this old heating system’s sore throat to ensure our sweet, quiet dreams. Happy October! XOXO ~Amor Milagre
My favourite aspect of a room are the windows, natural light, and connecting the gardens to the interior so it all feels like one peaceful design.
Coming Up: A cozy plum living room and fireplace makeover!
Always be careful when removing old flooring because you don’t know what kind of, now rusty, staples and hardware were used to attach it. Opening windows and covering your mouth/nose, especially if you have allergies, can help keep dust and dander from making you ill. Old flooring and the layers underneath are very unhealthy to inhale.
Removing any flimsy, eye-blocking window grids (not for structural strength) helps you see out into Nature and prevents splinters for all ages. It’s less distracting, it helps to keep windows clean, and the room feels less stuck for optimal design and mindful reflection. There were many windows here with these grids barely hovering on the windows, but unfortunately the few newer windows have this inside the glass, so we’re stuck with those for a bit. My designs are centered on openness. The less lines that divide the home the less that lines will divide the mind. All is connected. Be free and open in Nature…
When choosing paint colours, the natural light and room purpose are important to consider. Look for healthy no-VOC paint options. Find the family of colours you like, then choose one with enough earthiness for a soothing countenance. Try it on every wall to see the shadows at all times of day. What feels comforting to you?
Inspiration for Kindness: When leaving a home, give the gift of a clean space, less to do for new owners, and remove all old dusty items as part of the house sale. Many people have allergies and are tired during a move. Be kind by caring about every little thing, because it takes a lot of energy and time to remove every dusty little thing, and it’s nice to come home on the first day to a pleasing, healthy space to unpack and exhale. 🙂
Here are just a few images and snippets of the home we built with loving hearts and hands.
Goodnight, Dove Cottage
Our new house renovation will begin soon!
XOXO ~Amor Milagre
The new house designs are planned and will be excitedly shared here as each room is updated. Good designs take time to grow just as a garden evolves in time. A house is not finished and full all at once. Over the years, we can make and stumble upon things to adorn the walls and sketchbooks. Renovations will be appearing in this Amor Milagre journal and design books in the coming seasons. Our new home will provide more time for me to release many collections, as well as a quieter lifestyle for our family. We hope no one pollutes our new reverie as they did our darling Dove Cottage. All the good memories we do have from this house are layered with the stress of the sound pollution. We look forward to truly wonderful and healthy memories.
My book characters were born here, inspiring silly dreams at bedtime, many of which are still waiting to jump into the Shop. My husband hand-cleared the land for the house, made paths in the woods by walking his adored daily stroll in the trees years before we met. Later, we married in our wooded haven. We watched a family of deer cross the snowy yard every twilight. Toys danced on the new FSC Certified flooring and little hands circled their first crayon masterpiece, making first storybooks. New vegan recipes shined in the organic no-dig garden and were enjoyed at the table. Illustrations graced the walls, beautifully papered with non-toxic, unscented materials. Radiant heat kept us cozy in the cold months, and mini-split heat pumps cooled us on hot days. All would have been more enjoyable if we could feel the breeze through our new rooms, but the sound pollution from machines, highways, deforestation, and disrespectful new neighbours increased to a level so hard to exist in, our beautiful new large windows that brought Nature in, had to stay closed. No open fresh air means ill health, even with a mechanical ventilation system. Where is common curtesy? Where is compassion? Where are manners and human dignity? Where is Love for all living things? We’re hopefully moving there…or at least we will continue to encourage these loving practices wherever we go…
‘Dove Cottage’ is only now ‘finished’ because we are leaving it. A home is never ‘done’, but rather it changes over time and when in new hands. We only just now finished the interior projects in order to move, some varying from our plans, and after all of our work, we haven’t even been able to live in the finished spaces due to our hastened move caused by sound pollution. Though we did carve out some lovely exterior gardens, we haven’t had time to finish the garden plans around the house to share. Our sacrifice, work, money, muscle, patience, and every second from the past several years was dedicated to Dove Cottage. All was done by our loving hands and imagination with good health in mind for each choice. We told the house to share the Loving Energy we gave her to the new owners and visitors.
*Humans need to realize what they are doing to their own lives and everything all over. Deforestation destroys ecosystems and sound barriers. Machines (and neighbours even after speaking to them and then reporting them) need to stop polluting in every way. We hope to regain our hearing that was lost and to recover from illnesses and stress made by constant sound pollution. It is very serious and needs awareness to be made for it in order for healthy long-term changes to be made worldwide. We hope to build a new home to last many lifetimes in a peaceful place for good health, and not suffer anymore from the selfishness of others. That was what our Dove Cottage was supposed to be and why every second was pushed for it so that at some point we could settle in and truly live. The nomadic life is exhausting and upsetting. Everyone craves ‘home’, wherever that is for them. We simply want to go home.
Leaving our home was made worse by the current system for selling and buying. The real estate system is dysfunctional and massively problematic to endure. It has failed us since Spring. It is completely unorganized, out of order, and one late email or misplaced paper from any one of the many people involved can cause an entire deal to fall apart after the last second is up. The incredibly hectic, unrealistic way it operates is unacceptable. Everyone who speaks of it has their own terrible tale. We have informed the ‘people in charge’ of this system of healthy ideas for a complete redesign of this industry. You can use your voice to change this system. Find your state board of realtors to let them know how troubling this system is. They are aware of the issues, but don’t even apologize for it. “That’s the way it is…” they say. For everyone’s sake, they need to change it. It’s not a nice work day for them either. For us, it’s been yet another challenge to untangle. We don’t want to just get through it, forget it, and move on to more positive things because, if there is an issue that affects everyone, we must try to change it to be positive for everyone. It is still our problem even after we move. What if we have to move again, or our friend needs to move, or anyone needs to move? We don’t want the same system to impair our children’s life later on..or now. There is no steadiness for planning. Everything is last minute and you can’t count on it. It causes you to tell your children unreliable information and that is confusing and distressing to your daily life, memories, and planning. Every detail of life is on hold and disturbed for who knows how long. The fees are too high, and not affected by poor performance; there is no pay reduction consequence for missing deadlines or poor communication. We had to do most of the work ourselves to get anything done. Another industry that needs more care, healthier options, and to charge less is the construction business. We build our houses ourselves because we have to, even though we have very little time with both of us working full time jobs and parenting. The local contractors overcharge and don’t provide healthy practices or good craftsmanship. They also pollute your home, as does the real estate system, even when scent/pollution rules are set for showings and appointments.
***We really care about what we do, whether that is making a family dinner, designing our home, or painting up collections for the Amor Milagre Shop.What we all do matters greatly to everyone and our Selves.
Each industry needs a re-design with Good Health for All as the focus. What industries have you been involved in or have experience with? How can you make healthy choices and changes? Let’s not ignore problems. Let’s resolve them.
We dearly hope to at long last be settled and sleep well, even though we have to start over once again, rebuilding an old house, after building an efficient lovely new one with amazing healthy features and non-toxic sustainable beautiful materials. It’s amazing how truly hard it has been, having a baby, being ill, working, building, enduring and rebuilding our life every day just because the people around us do not care about their effect on the world. All with little to no sleep due to neighbours and highways (deforestation). Not being able to open the windows due to sound pollution causes so many illnesses and all can be prevented. Fresh air, oxygen, is vital. The nervous system and immune system need to feel safe, quiet, calm, and nurtured for good whole health. Trusting your instincts is important, but exhausting if all you hear is threatening sound pollution. Life does not need to be so difficult, complex, and painful. Life, by Nature, is absolutely beautiful, if we let it be beautiful for all of us, every day connecting with Nature. Be aware, be kind, be sensical, be gentle, be loving, be purely you! XOXO ~Amor Milagre
We Moved! All New Orders Will Ship Upon Reopening Oct 8th.
To grow a tomato that tastes like a tomato, the old ways are beautiful, flavourful, and healthy. Let the bugs roam, let the sun shine, let the rain fall, and let plants be natural in Nature.
We love to plant organic, non-GMO, heirloom tomato seeds, in a sunny spot each year, on a fresh layer of homemade organic plant compost, in our organic no-dig edible plant garden. Clear other plants from the bottom layer for optimal air flow and remove lower leaves after they’ve grown strong and healthy. (No sprays or chemicals. No tools needed). Enjoy the colours and taste of all kinds of lovely tomatoes! Plant organic basil nearby for a delicious salad picnic in the garden. Guiding the plants, watching the flowers and bees, and being a helper of Nature feels amazing. We love to take a closer look and thank Mamma Nature for her beautiful designs, colours, textures, scents, sounds, and tastes. We’re fascinated by her natural packaging, recycling, and life cycles. We also save the tomato seeds for planting new plants and label with the date.
Heirloom tomatoes taste wonderful and have old origins. The seeds were passed down from generations of gardeners. They are heirlooms like a beautiful antique gift from your ancestors, but these gifts produce gorgeous food over and over again to sustain a healthy family of growers.
Remember to: Support your local organic plant farmers and gardeners at local markets, restaurants, and shops. Get your hands dirty. It feels good to connect to the Earth and grow healthy food for yourself, Dear Ones, and your community. Children love to grow and eat their own garden. One handful of seeds grows an abundance of healthy food to be eaten that day and preserved for the year. Grow flavours, colours, quality, and good health in your garden all year round. Plants are best when eaten when in season, ripe, fresh, and kissed by the sun. Happy Late Summer Foods! Enjoy Nature: The Best Show on Earth! XOXO ~Amor Milagre
Coming Up in 2020: New Organic Edible Gardens
Music of the Moment: Stone on the Water, Badly Drawn Boy
Carpets of moss stretch over stones and trees. Foxglove sway in the dewdrop morning breeze. Sweet roses scent the air at home and beach. Thank you, Summer for your glorious, loving kiss. Nature is where I find inspiration for my gentle life & my A Gentle Life Collections. What inspires you? Happy Late Summer! XOXO ~Amor Milagre
Libraries are beautiful places to visit and explore! Their magic is elevated up to the stars when you meet a kind librarian who knows the sense of each book spine, cover, and ribbon bookmark. All the ideas of those before us inspire our minds to open to new clouds of thought, sensed by us long ago and once again. What revelations will you have today? A library can be a community’s heart. It’s that time of year when many children go back to school. For us, as year-round homeschoolers, it’s another season to learn wonderful, dear stories. Here are a few we love.
One of my upcoming books includes a wonderful story of lovely librarians. All of my books include families who love to learn. There is power in understanding and empathy. Live in the Light!
This Children’s Book Reading List (View More Here) is a part of my new ‘Favourite Series’ which I’ll add to each season. I can only recommend the books on this list in the means of imagination, and not always for how each book is made. The only books on this list that I know for sure are ethically made are my own handmade books. All of my books feature the benefits of learning. The books here are chosen by the young, and as a parent, I agree that these are helpful and beautiful. This is the children’s list! I won’t write our impressions, as it’s best to allow your first impression to be purely your own. Many more children’s book reading lists are coming up! Happy Reading & Library Explorations! xoxo ~Amor Milagre
We connected dearly with these and read them many times over:
The Library: Sarah Stewart, David Small
Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré: Anika Aldamuy Denise, Paola Escobar
Bunny’s Book Club: Annie Silvestro, Tatjana Mai-Wyss
Library Lion: Michelle Knudsen, Kevin Hawkes
A most sincere Thank You! to all of the people who made the books above!
When you feel like you’ve done too much, it’s not time to do more. Pause, Stop. Rest… Unwind with meditation to remember how to truly rest all of you. Here are 10 helpful tips for calm meditation for all ages. Take gentle care of you. xoxo ~Amor Milagre
Eat fresh plant foods and hydrate. Stretch slowly to circulate any trapped chemicals in your body. Drink water to improve the flow.
Routines that build energy help you. Matching low energy with unhealthy foods and negative habits harms you. What is helpful? What grows positive habits? What gives you energy?
Breathe fresh air. See the leaves and seasons change. Harmonize with Nature’s rhythms.
A calm space where you feel safe and are able to sit or lay still and quietly is helpful to unwind into meditation. With practice, you can meditate in any place.
Open and unwind. If you’re unsure how to begin, try resting quietly, without added layers of sound. If you have trouble with this, a guided meditation can help you build a meditation routine into your memory to use any time you need to let go and refocus. Use something as low-tech as possible. You can even write your own guide and read aloud before beginning. Natural sounds are helpful for connecting to Nature, so open a window or visit a garden. A comfortable position, balanced for your spine and posture, and able to breathe in your best way, is helpful for grounding down into the Earth. If you can, go outside, remove shoes, and ground your energy down, energizing from the Earth’s core.
Keep a small and large perspective for a balance of calm reflection and revitalization.
A healthy skincare and Self care routine helps before meditation so you feel settled and fresh, ready to explore knowing your Higher and Inner Self. Unplug electronics for a quiet space. Low lighting is soothing. A soft eye mask or a cloth over your eyes can help block light, and with lavender or other favourite scented plants, you can ease into feeling your senses and awareness more naturally.
An hour to let go, explore, and open helps you to not rush or dwell too long. Release any pressure for specific goals or expectations. What will come will surface. Listen with your heart, open.
Maintaining a healthy meditation routine helps you to keep your energy, so you don’t dip too low, lacking energy. Humans’ ways and routines are often energy zappers for others, so be mindful to create your own unique routines for your unique needs.
You can heal your Self with breathing, processing, and letting go. Trust your Self to take care of you, and you can take care of your whole Self, your Soul, and the Universe.
[This text is from my A Gentle Life Book Collection.]
Humans make and use loud polluting machines that are impairing all of our health and the energy of the universe and beyond. Quiet now, unplug, stop, balance, listen, and prevent more of what has already damaged so many, so much, even at this moment. Hearing and vibration, sound waves and clarity of thought, brain and balance, think about the connections. The connections are universal and infinite. Not only the air we breathe is polluted, but the air we are experiencing on every level is coated in poison. How can humans make good decisions if their bodies are not in balance on the most basic levels of peace in their environment? Human systems are only increasing in high sound levels, but you can start with you. What levels of sound are you putting out each moment? How do you speak or express? How are you polluting? What do you have power of? How can you change your ways to be healthier? Walk, cycle, shop local, report sound levels every time, be aware, and make positive changes.
How do you use electronics and motorized machines? Silence them and respect your environment. Anything electrical puts out a constant frequency. Reduce the amount of processing we have to do in order to have simple daily routines. How easily do you feel flustered and unbalanced? How are you sleeping? What frequencies disturb your sleep cycles? Which kitchen appliances do you have, and how are they affecting your health? Nature can be loud enough with thunder and crickets, so let’s not add unending layers of unnatural noise on top of her passing rhythms. Turn off computers and devices to reduce energy being taken from you and everyone around you. What is natural and what is not? Surround yourself in Nature, and let others do the same for themselves.
If you pollute the universe, you are directly polluting yourself. Your soul’s memory remembers everything, so it is in everyone’s best interest to take care of themselves and everything around them.
Plants (food) are also damaged by sound pollution. Build sustainably and test sound levels and frequencies before coming up with new ‘safety standards’. Base the standards to be even more sensitive than the most sensitive people’s needs. Base them on the most inner level and effects on the body. Why is ‘everyone’ sick? ‘Everyone’ pollutes, and then they expect someone else to fix the issue, feeling they are personally removed or excused from responsibility. But…Everyone needs to be aware and work together to make positive changes. Look at the universe without veils or excuses. What is real? Connect to everything. What is really happening out there and right here to each person’s whole health? Our nervous systems are delicate and are greatly altered by machine vibration. You take in energy around you, and everything is around you, so let’s allow everything to be in harmony, including us. The human body is a natural machine, and without Nature, the machine cannot run as intended. We are not complete without the universe, as we are a part of it. Connect to be your true Self.
Shift the job focus of scientists from developing more drugs to allowing for simple, natural preventative measures with true studies to back up why pollution needs to change positively and be restored back to Nature. Stop polluting water so that the water clean up systems aren’t needed/ loud / using energy. Where do the toxins go? Do you want to swim in the same water where a boat is directly polluting? Plant gardens and stop loudly paving over our resources with toxic man-made chemicals. How much has been lost? Bring back and encourage the bees, insects, and animals left, to a place of flowers and natural sounds and rhythms. Ground down to the Earth’s naturalness and connect not to the humans’ machines, but to the universe’s infinite system of connections. There we will find the energy we have always wanted to connect with: Love & Light.
Refuse to be in places and report places that are loud: houses & neighbourhoods, the work place, restaurants, beaches, cities, transportation, celebrations, vehicles, construction, movie theaters, concerts, etc. Measure sound levels and identify sources. Issue complaints. Find alternate solutions. Hearing loss affects mostly everyone. If you’re thinking, “That’s the way it is,” remember: it wasn’t how it was, or how it will have to be to continue living, so let’s change it. Stop this constant struggle to retain our energy, so we may be free to be our True Selves, healthy, smiling, and loving. One issue with health snowballs into the destruction of the machine, which affects all around it or depending on it, and ripples out into the Universe. The positive changes for improving sound pollution will not be able to be labeled on a bottle or become a marketing trick fad. The results will be audible…the sounds of the birds and bees…the sound of your Inner Voice, your Higher Self…guiding you to the goodness of real Love that you can have all of the time! It’s within you all of the time. You are Love! Be Love, Be Purely You.
Humans, we were not meant to create, to compete with Nature, to take her over, or to try to outsmart her. We are a part of Nature, not separate or superior. Nothing humans make can compare to Nature. Nature’s cycles and organic ways of recycling can inspire us. We need to learn how to harmonize once again. The sounds of man-made machines are not in harmony with Nature’s Choir. Our voices are. We can use our inventive gifts to design ways to heal from pollution and allow for new routines with full-circle health at the center.
Let’s live peacefully, gently, and respectfully. Let’s make big changes by making small changes. One change in attitude, harmful to helpful, equals the solution to every problem in the universe. Pollution affects everyone and everything, and it is extremely painful for sensitive/aware people, and those with hyperacusis. The Earth’s children are not being given a chance to be their natural, true, real Self. They are injured from the start, and they don’t know the difference of how things could be positive for them. By the time they may think of how to make changes, they are sick. It is simple to prevent, but complex to heal. Think about energy levels. It takes more energy to undo negativity than to stay positive. Depollute minds of negative teachings. We have the power to change pollution, so let’s do it today and every day. There are endless ways to heal from and prevent pollution. Listen to Nature, for Nature is what we are and need. Illness, miscommunication, and negativity will fall away if we connect to the sense of Nature. Can you sense her? Where is she, untouched by pollution? Where is she? Live in the Light! Love, ~Amor Milagre [This text is included in my A Gentle Life Book Collection]
Music of the Moment: Instant Karma, John Lennon
An Accurate Children’s Book about Pollution: The Wump World, by Bill Peet
The moment a seedling blooms, after a year of peaceful patience, the senses dance and celebrate the miracle of Nature’s gifts. Our children’s garden sways with beautiful tall foxglove ladies, in their pretty gowns where faeries sleep and children smile. I am forever inspired by the wonders of Nature. View the ever-growing, unique, and customizable Illustrated Garden Alphabet Letter Collection here. These little darlings are for all ages, but especially sweet in a baby and child’s nursery room. (Original Paintings, Art Prints, Stationery, and Custom Options are available to purchase for this collection). Bring Nature in, and she will inspire you to go out to play! Happy Summer Gardening! XOXO ~Amor Milagre
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 Milagre
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.