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New Loving Books for Parent & Child Harmony

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Parent & Child Books

Something positive for you, and something positive for Dear Ones!  Loving, peaceful, sensitive, empathic books for parent and child, adults, teens, children, and babies!  Amor Milagre’s ethically handmade books encourage the imagination for you to sense light, love, natural connections, and true beauty everywhere!

New children’s book series, Colette & Pipette, and new loving novel series, The Love Letter Diaries, about my darling inspirational Leona have now released in my shop!

 Each page of every book is filled with loving messages and helpful ideas for a peaceful daily life.

If we listen with the heart, we are in harmony as a family and with Nature.

Happy Listening! XO Amor Milagre

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You can find your harmonic family groove where everyone is heard and building positive days off of fulfilled basic needs.  Basic needs absolutely include emotional health because without feeling LOVE, health declines and destructive habits set firmly in, usually evolving into more dangerous and disconnected variations.  Give children every chance of staying purely themselves by listening and helping with what they need, and not always what you think is best for them, but what is truly best for them.  Children are always telling us who they are, so give the gift of peace and love by listening and embracing their wonderful, unique soul life force.  Lessen the waves of conflict that surge over us, those that teaching us repeated lessons of how to stand up for our true Selves.  Research your lifetimes in your Akashic Records through meditation to get to know your Soul.  Each lifetime can be stronger in our sense of the Self, but to do so, we must appreciate each person for who they are.  Life is not meant to be “that’s the way it is.”  Life is meant to GROW in light and Love, ever-changing to stay the Self, and ripple out healthy energy for all to connect in Love.

New Books are coming up!  Please see my note at the bottom of this page to keep in mind when reading my work.

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Save your energy and ring a sweet light bell for help.

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

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Give the Gift of Love & Peace by being Purely You! ~ Amor Milagre

 

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Music of the Moment:  You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To, Sarah Vaughan

 

*A Note to New Viewers:  I am always happy to inspire, but all of this is my unique work, perspective, and energy, so please read my disclaimer, ask permission to reference, credit, and link my work when spreading & learning from my messages.

Spread the light, be the light, but don’t cast shadows over others thinking you’ll be the brightest.  You certainly will have more ‘attention’ than my beloved site gets, but the light of love doesn’t work that way, and that is not why I teach these lessons.  I designed my site to be simple, clear of ads, natural, humble, and all about the messages.  We each keep shining brightly, even if others think they can thieve light, which is not possible.  The soul is eternal and of light energy.  We are Love.  A voice is not always an audible one, but it transcends messages of truth and wellness from the universe.  I send mine out here.  To understand my meaning, you must live the messages, and not just repeat them for ‘likes’ and fleeting exterior approval.  Approve internally of who you are, and then this is what inspires others to be loving and healthy.  My greatest hope is someone truly senses what I’m meant to teach about.  This is why I am here.  I am a universal teacher.  To be loving is to be Your Self.  Listen to the universe to hear your messages.  What lessons are you facing and overcoming?  What messages do you have to share?  Thank you for reading, XO Amor Milagre, a universal Earth Angel, earning a living for my darling sensitive human family.

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Colour Mood: Black Mulberry, Personal Style Tips

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To be ‘impeccably dressed’, comfortably in harmony with the Self, and feel effortlessly chic are one in the same.  I love well-tailored, good quality, ethically made apparel.  I have a few pieces and wear them often.  I make much of my wardrobe to fit the whole ‘me’.  Dresses are my go-to.  I root down, here in our new home at Christmas Rose Cottage, and I’m getting back to my origins…which include soft ballet wrap sweaters and trousers…my painting clothes, but with extra attention to quality tailoring and cozy, responsible fabrics. 

Once we love that ‘perfection’ does not exist, except in the harmony of Nature’s designs, we are free to explore our soul connections and today’s choices.  Here is today’s colour mood of Black Mulberry for your berrylicious moody reading day pleasure.  Self care means staying true to the inside of you, and expressing that outwardly, too!  Wisely choosing clothing to last is a pleasure, even though it takes time to research and find items, it can be a positive strategy like choosing your food, environment, or interior design.  It is there for a long time, so let’s choose what we love, what coordinates with the rest of the wardrobe, and what helps us have a…. Good Morning:  Washed, skin-cared, dressed for the day, and ready for new inventions and adventures! 

The word ‘impeccable’ can be a positive word, to mean mindful and trying to be done well.  Nothing about the idea of perfection, but rather it could be about a feeling of ‘put together’, ‘ready’, and ‘gently confident’…one can look chic while feeling comfortable!  If your body is healthy and at ease, your soul, heart, and positive light are the focus.  Comfort is not only a physical texture, but an aesthetic.  No need for fussy things, especially when you work from home, but setting a good example for the Self, family, children, and friends is a love-booster for all.  Care and respect for your Self shows others you care for them, and shows them how to care for their Self.  Children are impressionable and learning their ‘norm’.  So…pajamas all day?…or…day time clothes, a time saver, all ready to go to town or for a stroll in the garden?  This sets the mind for ‘doing something’ instead of ‘laying around’.  One mindful action inspires another positive thought.  If you’re ill, try getting dressed, and see if it changes anything.  Lightening a mood changes chemicals in the body, and fresh air heals and aids in sleep improvement…and sleep is…very healing.

I like to dress in the colours of my favourite foods…berries!  This personal amusement and magnetic connection to colour inspires me to eat more berries, which as we know, prevent and heal so much illness.  And…berries are beautiful to sense.

PS My new novel series, The Love Letter Diaries, features Leona and a loving town…including beloved tailors!  I believe this is a field of skill that needs to come back to every town as a necessary part of everyone’s wardrobe for clothes that fit and last.  This would allow for creative, custom organic non-toxic designs to more aptly suit skin tones and silhouettes, sensitive for skin and body, while boosting community spirit by supporting local businesses.  This would greatly reduce waste and toxic materials being used in the fashion industry, and help lower the cost of things.  Too much is overpriced right now, especially poor quality items.  Sustainable design of positive, healthy products and systems can heal the world.  XOXO ~Amor Milagre

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Everlane Trousers and Cashmere Wrap Cardigan, Ethically Made.  A weekly part of my long-term wardrobe.

Traditional European Style Tip:  A neck scarf keeps us warm while allowing different moods

to change an otherwise neutral outfit into something new to view!

 

Coming Up:  More from The Colour Mood Series.

 

Music of the Moment:  Spooky, Dusty Springfield

(love melody, but wish for more positive lyrics, like most songs)

 

Shop Colour Mood: Black Mulberry

Magic in berry tones, appearing in shadows as a soft black. 

Black is none and all of the colours…depending on perceiving or mixing…

…so an outfit, room, or painting of many deep shades can read as a neutral…a beautifully rich and romantic neutral…layer it up, but keep it simple…

 

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Home Renovation Design Diaries: Choosing Empowering & Healing Artwork

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At home, at Christmas Rose Cottage, I love richly romantic art, empowering for all genders, depicting gentle, natural scenes to encourage self reflection and a very personal relationship with the higher Self, the inner and true self.  Be it my own loving artwork or prints of passions from long ago, little higher selves can live around these positive images, choose their own, and always look within for whole health Love to feel their bright light of love shining out into the universe, forever glowing for their true hearts to be in their world with clear senses.

Change your artwork with the season if you like to infuse your days with cozy, natural inspiration.  Wander a museum, art gallery, online art history research, or your pencil and paper.  What kind of artwork imagery are you drawn to?  Where do our connections come from?  What, or who, we connect to from forever ago, yes it may be familiar, but we can still choose, now in this moment, is this helpful or harmful?  What feelings does an image, or soul, invoke?  Familiar doesn’t have to mean positive…or negative…we have a choice.  Peace and love this day, holiday, and all days ahead. Design is powerful and so are all of our choices, which imagery is peaceful and calming for you?  Surround yourself in what you Love, XOXO ~ Amor Milagre

New Home & Garden Renovation Design Diaries & Tips:  More from this new series is coming up, including the rest of this living room transformation!

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Music of the Moment:  Pale Blue Eyes, The Velvet Underground

 

 

 

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Winter Garden: Birch Bark & Ice Crystals

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Glorious, fluffy, sparkling snow falls as intricate tree lace on our paws and everything that grows!  This morning, we happily play in these delicate crystals.  How endlessly inspiring Nature’s beautifully unique darlings are…just like you!  Happy Winter Nature Explorations!  XOXO ~Amor Milagre

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Coming Up:  More from this New Winter Garden Series, and in 2020 I’ll release my photography collections!

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Music of the Moment:  The winter wind in the trees and the light dusting of snow that falls on our eyelashes…

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Q & A Miniview: 10 Helpful Relaxing Holiday Tips

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Happy Holidays!

Thank you for all your lovely questions, comments, shares, and stories this past year.  In this Miniview (Mini Q & A Interview Series), I’ll answer one question at a time.

Q:  What do you do to reduce stress during the holidays?

A:  We design our holiday traditions and routines to be what we need and change as needed.  Here are 10 things we do to relax and have holiday fun together.

  1. Playing festive background music sets a fun mood.  We set the volume loud enough to sing along, but quiet enough to listen to one another.  We like to sing sweet carols and play instruments together.  My favourite gift is a child’s song on the piano or a nice little hum while playing.
  2. Simple, easy recipes of our favourite foods help us so we’re not cooking all day, but rather playing and eating together.  We shop early as many grocery stores close on the holiday.  Lists are helpful, but we don’t have to do everything on the list.  We choose…
  3. A walk in the snowy fresh air boosts energy, and then we’re ready to cozy up back inside by the fire.
  4. Warm drinks and sweet wintery stories, read under the covers are my favourite.  No commercials leave lots of sound space for sweet angel giggles…
  5. Lots of good rest, water, breaks for alone time, and healthy foods (organic vegan) help keep us going when visitor energy overwhelms, positively or negatively.  Yes, empaths and highly sensitive people, this is for you, but also for everyone.  We prefer small group visits.  When you’re sensitive, large group parties have too many overlapping conversations, and this causes us illness.  Keeping energy for the Self is very important during the holidays.  What can you do to boost energy instead of allowing it to be drained?  We like quiet snowy days at home, reading and drawing…taking our day off to have a day off at home.
  6. Sharing wishes!  We write down our wishes and place them in the stockings.  Then, on the holiday morning, we read them all together.  Sharing wishes helps them come true!
  7. Keeping to our regular routine is key.  Holiday fun is great, but not worth the stress if the aftermath is illness or a disrupted routine.  Key for young children…and me…
  8. I like to use beautiful reusable gift wrapping, such as a holiday box with attached ribbon bow, well made gift bags, or reusuable cloth bags or fabric.  I choose the colours, patterns, prints, and textures to match our sitting room colours so they are a harmonious part of the interior design.  At present opening time, there is no garbage/recycling.  Just store fold, stack, and store for the next holiday.  I collect ones that are good for Valentine’s Day, Birthdays, etc.  Less gifts, of lovely good quality, allows us to remember the gifts each year.  Something special to hold Dear and use for the long term.
  9. When visiting friends & family, be your natural sweet Self.  Visits are just visits, not interviews.  The best way to get (re)acquainted is to sit kindly together and let the conversation naturally flow.  Peppering with personal questions isn’t polite and creates a frenzied atmosphere.  Getting to know someone doesn’t depend on whether or not they are dating someone, or if they have the job you want them to do.  Love is unconditional.  A calm chat about snow and pie can tell you more about your Dear Ones than one hundred answered questions.  Gently read their eyes, hand motions, body language, and energy to see if they are comfortable in your chats.  Listen to their words and tone.  You can always sit and listen to holiday tunes together, or even have a dance and a laugh!  Allow holidays to be fun, and not too serious.  *Keep the illness diary updates to a minimum…unless help is direly needed.  I remember many ‘contests’ of relatives over who is feeling worse.  Oh my…
  10. ***Loving words and actions are the best gift anyone could receive.  ♥ Show someone your Real Love every moment, every day.  If you see anyone that needs help, and that is most people, help them while keeping your safety boundaries.

 

I hope you have a lovely, safe holiday.

P.S.  If you use substances:  Don’t ever drive drunk, angry, or under the influence of drugs.  Get a ride or stay put.  Substances are not needed to have fun, deal with issues, or ‘be’ you.  They cloud your senses and cause more issues.  The body already produces enough chemical reactions to keep you mystified.  Think of all the sweet, darling people and families driving home from their grandparent’s house, the ballet, the school play, or the choir show.  Distracted driving is too easy to do.  If tired while travelling, stay overnight at at hotel to avoid accidents.  If you want to change someone’s life forever, let it be in a positive way.  There is enough suffering for the world to heal.  Be aware, be kind, be Love.

I have included this in a new book, releasing in 2020. More Q & A’s are coming up!  Please message your questions here.  Happy Connecting!  XOXO ~Amor Milagre

Music of the Moment:  The Christmas Waltz, Frank Sinatra

 

 

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Music of the Moment:  Mood Indigo, Rosemary Clooney & Duke Ellington

 

 

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Home Renovation Design Diaries & Tips: Yoga Painting

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 Flocks of W’s and V’s wrap up the walls of our new home at Christmas Rose Cottage.  Patch, sand, prime, paint, repeat.  Stretch and bend, over, under, on tiptoes, and balanced on ladders.  How tall are you, what is your reach, and how tall are the ceilings?  Which tools could help you ergonomically paint your darling home? 

I’ve received some questions about renovating.  Here are some painting tips.  Your best friend is practice, nothing fancy, but your home will look fancy!

  • Rollers & Extenders:  I find an extender useful with a roller for the middle to top in one position, then stretch to bend for the bottom.  With so much to do, the body needs care and caution.  For high ceilings, steady ladders and a good extender help your back.  This also helps to finish the job much faster and smoother.
  • Angled paint brushes are great for striking out ceilings, woodwork, and corners.  Go slow and steady.  You can always touch up ceilings later if a bristle flecks paint.
  • Use No VOC paint and open windows.  Towels under closed doors help other rooms stay unscented.
  • Tiny art brushes are great for narrow window grid trim.  Painting tape keeps trim and window glass clean.  Use the tape like a straight edge.  Pull it to bend, and press to seal.  This reminded me of my 2D foundation design class for colour theory.  We taped boards to layer shapes and colours with paint and matte medium.  Once you get the trick of it, by practicing, you’ll never scrape paint off glass again.
  • Stretch like in yoga.  Bend, balance, strengthen, but don’t breathe in the paint. 🙂
  • Reuse rollers and brushes by keeping in airtight bag during a project.  Wash when done with a colour, and let dry.  If painting many areas, a rotating routine helps by having several brushes and rollers to use.  Label colours on each bag and set with matching paint can.
  • *Don’t spray the paint as it’s unhealthy for your breathing air.
  • Playing music, for whichever mood you’re ready for, helps you sway with the brushstrokes.  Take your time to save time.
  • I like to paint the trim and doors the same as the wall for a serene aesthetic.
  • Taking breaks is good for muscles, drying times, and an energy boost.  Eating well and sleeping early helps complete renovations faster with less frustrating accidents.  I like to map out a painting routine for the week with room goals.  It helps keep track of what is done, and what is ready to do next.
  • Supportive shoes, ones you don’t mind getting a bit painty, lend strength and longevity to painting sessions.
  • Tarps help keep splatters off floors and walls.  Burlap ones rattle less than plastic ones when windows are open.
  • Temperature is important.  Is the humidity right?  Is it warm enough to paint?  Stir paint before using.
  • Check and clean up as you go.  Check for drips, and smooth out overlap marks.
  • Remove hardware when possible and reattached later.  Tape and cover permanent hardware to keep it unpainted and useful.
  • Use the right paint for each surface.  All your work is worth the energy if the paint stays nice and doesn’t chip due to the wrong paint choice.  Look at the labels.  Trim paint for wood trim.  Wall paint and often paint/primer all in one for walls.  Anything metal, plastic, or other, find the matching paint type.  Ask the shop for advice.
  • Check the paint colour on the chip to see if it was mixed properly before leaving the store.  Check the colour with a sample before ordering large gallon quantities.  Paint a spot on each wall to check how light and shadow change your colour.
  • Surface preparation is key for smooth walls.  Fill in cracks, holes, and dents.  Sand smooth and prime.  Check before painting.

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?

Any more reno questions, I’ll be here painting, and I’ll get back to you once I wash my painty hands.  Happy Colours!  XOXO ~Amor Milagre

Coming Up:  A Custom Colour Service

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

Music of the Moment:  Ace of Spades, Link Wray

 

 

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Q & A Miniview with Amor Milagre: A Scrumptious Trio

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Thank you for all your lovely questions, comments, shares, and stories this past year.  In this Miniview (Mini Q & A Interview Series), I’ll answer one question at a time.

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. 

I have included this trio in my new Cookbooks, releasing in 2020.  A new Film Series that involves some organic vegan recipe ‘How To’s’ is also on the menu.  More Q & A’s are coming up!  Please message your questions here.  Happy Holiday Cooking!  XOXO ~Amor Milagre

 

Music of the Moment:  Vent Frais, Cécile Corbel

 

 

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Music of the Moment:  Everyday, Buddy Holly

 

 

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The Favourite Series: Cozy Children’s Audiobooks

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Pull up a chair, get cozy, and listen to magic.  Wonderful for everyday and holiday visitors, too.  We listen and imagine along with these wonderfully narrated children’s audiobooks.  What are your favourite audiobooks?  Which narrators inspire giggles and smiles?  Audiobooks are very handy and beautiful to listen to while drawing and painting for Mamma & Child.  Ever since baby days, we’ve enjoyed these while playing, folding laundry, or resting.  Listening skills are immediately gained (during homeschool lessons), as well as the classic pleasure of storytelling.  If you have the book, follow along, learning to read, and match sounds with pictures.  Open the imagination and watch it grow splendid scenes and characters!  We enjoy sweet, natural stories with dear, funny characters.  Which tales touch your soul?

There is an art to this medium.  The timing is important.  The background music cannot be too loud.  The narrator needs to be sensitive to what they are reading.  What is the story is about?  Who are the characters?  These things are crucial for repeat plays.  Tone and feeling can come through in each breathe and expression.  A special treat is when the author reads their own book because you get an effortless sense of their intent and meaning of their original inspiration.  This audience is listening very closely, and we appreciate every word.  Thank you to the makers of these audiobooks!  They are a loving part of our daily life and childhood memories.

I’m very pleased to say, I have been finishing and beginning many new products to add to the A Gentle Life Collection.  Amor Milagre Audiobooks are coming up in 2020!

This Children’s Book Reading List is a part of my new ‘Favourite Series’ which I’ll add to each season.    Happy Listening!  XOXO ~Amor Milagre

We enjoy these Audiobooks & Narrators:

  • The Beatrix Potter Collection, Beatrix Potter, Narrated by Andrew Scott
  • Frog and Toad, All by Arnold Lobel
  • Brambly Hedge, Jill Barklem, Narrated by John Moffat
  • The Snowy Day, Ezra Jack Keats, Narrated by Jane Harvey
  • Little Bear, Else Holmelund Minarik, Narrated by Sigourney Weaver
  • Winnie-the-Pooh, A.A. Milne, Narrated by Peter Dennis
  • When We Were Very Young, A.A. Milne, Narrated by Peter Dennis
  • Paddington On Top, Michael Bond, Narrated by Hugh Bonneville

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Music of the Moment:  Mrs. Tiggywinkle’s Washing Song, The Beatrix Potter Collection, in the lovely and thoughtful voice of Andrew Scott.  I recognized his empathic voice from the loving and sensitive movie, This Beautiful Fantastic.  He expressed the character voices beautifully.  We love listening to his storytelling because he takes his time to really capture the essence of the story, mood, and attitude.  It really feels like you are there.  Thank you to this wonderful, versatile person and actor!

 

 

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Colour Mood: Snow White & Frosted Periwinkle Blue Mermaid Goddess, Personal Style & Home Design

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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

New Collection Coming 2020:  La Mer

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Coming Up:  More from The Colour Mood Series.

Music of the Moment:  Silver Bells

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The Favourite Series: Ethical Brands for Beloved New Baby & Child, Holiday Gift Guide

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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 +.
  • Babyganics:  Bath Time Soap
  • Under the Nile:  Lovey doll, wash cloths, toys, hats, bathrobes, swaddling blankets, sleep gowns, sunhat
  • DorDor & GorGor:  Infant onesies, tops, footed pants, scratch guard mittens, sleepsacks, sweaters
  • Natursutten:  Natural Rubber Pacifiers
  • Nook:  Nursing Pillow
  • Pure Baby:  Organic Cotton Coat
  • ErgoBaby:  Organic Carrier
  • Hape:  Wooden 1st Toys
  • HALO:  Sleepsacks
  • Niteo:  Overalls & Apparel
  • Naturapura: Tights & Apparel
  • Garden of Life:  mykind Organic Non-GMO Vitamins for Whole Family
  • Zoog Organic:  Bathrobe with Natural Dyes
  • Coyuchi:  Bedding
  • Seventh Generation:  Soaps, cleaners, laundry detergent, bath tissue, wipes, diapers
  • Caaocho:  Natural rubber bath toys
  • EcoLunchbox:  Stainless steel lunch tray dish
  • Green Sprouts:  Non-toxic Glass Cups/Bottles
  • 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.
  • Stonz:  Natural Rubber Boots
  • Handmade Organic Apparel & Accessories by Mindful Artists, Craftspeople, and Family Knitters (Local, and Online such as on Etsy)
  • Children’s Books that use FSC Certified Paper and non-toxic coatings, such as my Amor Milagre Bookshop.

Amor Milagre:  A Gentle Life Collections, including items and organic apparel we make here first for our family, and soon will add to the Shop.  New Organic Cotton Apparel Collections are Coming Up in 2020!  Shop my Growing Collections for Baby & Child!

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.

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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.

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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.

Coming Up:  More from The Colour Mood Series.

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The Ethical Bookshop

A Gentle Life Collections by Amor Milagre.

Romantic Ethically Handmade Gifts for All Ages!

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New products and collections release each season,

please check back for your custom, unique gifts!

 

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Colour Mood: Plum & Burnt Umber, Personal Style & Home Design

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Velvety rich tones of plum petals and golden burnt umber leaves deepen a caramel cream colour mood base into a deliciously relaxing layering of spices and comfort.  This sitting room renovation reveal is coming up.  Wishing you a romantic holiday season full of simple pleasures, storytelling, favourite music, pajama dancing, and starlight!  XOXO ~Amor Milagre

Coming Up:  More from The Colour Mood Series.

Music of the Moment:  All Day And All Of The Night, The Kinks

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10 Things to Do at First Snowfall, Early Winter Holiday Traditions 2019

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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 MilagreAmor Milagre 10 Things to Do at First Snowfall, Early Winter Holiday Traditions 2019 Ethical Organic Gift Shop Handmade Art Baby & Child Parent Family paper snowflakes kids amormilagre.com

At first snowfall this year, we’re doing these 10 things and lots more to come:

  1. 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.
  2. The music selection changes to more cheerful holiday favourites, cozy moody winter songs, and ancient lullabies.
  3. The menu switches from light garden fare to sumptuous soups and stews, homemade bread, and sweet roasted vegetables such as squash, pumpkin, and potatoes.
  4. 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.
  5. 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?
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. As the snow lightens the exterior, we lighten the interior with fresh paint to reflect the natural light.
  10. 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.
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The Crayon Club, Winter 2019
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Entryway Renovation Reveal is Coming Up!

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More Holiday & Seasonal Inspiration is Coming up!

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Music of the Moment:  All The Dogs Are Lying Down, Johnny Flynn

 

 

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The Favourite Series: Winter Holiday Gift Guide for Children of All Ages 2019

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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

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We love one or all of these:  (using healthy, cozy, non-toxic, sustainable materials)

  • ***Kindness, hugs, kisses, stories, songs, compassion, patience, peace, respect, conversation, listening…Love…
  • Safe fun experiences, exploring Nature in fresh air, holiday traditions new & old
  • Music Boxes & Snow Globes
  • Books, Audiobooks, encouraging positive healthy messages (Amor Milagre Books, library books, Children’s Reading Book List)
  • Puzzles (Smaller number amount for younger kids)
  • Soft organic sleep toys and pajamas
  • Sweet lamp with dimmer, cozy reading chair
  • Baby gear:  for home, travel, nursery room
  • Live plants & trees in durable decorative pots
  • Special boxes to keep treasures
  • Ornaments, handmade, non-toxic
  • Memory games
  • 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
  • Cooperative games
  • 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
  • Modeling clay, homemade play dough (recipe in our A Day with Sage Book)
  • Colouring supplies, craft materials, recycled FSC Certified blank paper sketchbooks
  • Instruments, mini pianos, ukulele, bongos, percussion, rain sticks, and more
  • Slippers, robes, coats, mittens, hats, scarves, leg warmers (soft organic boiled recycled wool and organic cotton, in soft matching colours)
  • Jewelry, family picture lockets, in sustainable materials, sweet simple designs to grow into
  • Paper dolls & magnetic dress up dolls
  • Bookshelves, desks, craft table, chairs (no MDF)
  • Bookends, canopies, mobiles, mirrors, lovely closet organization baskets & bins, & nursery room decor (beautiful for when older, too)
  • Bedding:  Sheet sets, knit blankets, quilts, comforters, curtains (vegan organic soft hypoallergenic)
  • Mini trampoline, slide, swings, sandbox
  • Kid’s garden tool set
  • Kid’s snow sleds, shovel, snow suit, snow boots, a carrot, some raisins, 2 sticks, a scarf, a hat
  • Gardening flower seeds & bulbs
  • Holiday music
  • Jingle Bells
  • Song books, sing along music
  • Reused items, made into new items
  • Sewing Kits, everyone can learn to sew, to take care of what they have
  • Fun and practical school supplies (we homeschool)  Felt board, chalk board, paint, easel, paper, brushes, crayons, pencils, workbooks, books
  • Tea set, puppets & stage theater, acting & dress up costumes, holiday reindeer /angel /elf ear headbands
  • Baby dolls, animals toys, toy clothes, toy cradle beds & bassinets, doll bottles & food
  • Rocking animals
  • Organic Cotton Apparel, cozy sweaters & socks (soft, neutral colours)
  • Dollhouses, dollhouse toys
  • Customized gifts:  Personalized names, letters, initials
  • Kits:  Learn to make new things like a pot holder loom, art kit, bead kit, lego building kit, or any kid-safe specialized skill-building kit.
  • Greeting Cards, handmade or bought (recycled FSC Certified) with sincere hand written messages waiting inside
  • Special holiday decor, figurines, ornaments
  • Seasonal Artwork, and picture frames, change with the seasons for a cozy homey feeling
  • A Gentle Life Collections – Amor Milagre
  • Hand-carved wooden animals
  •  Picture albums, empty or full of family with names labeled to teach children about their family members who live near and far
  • Trikes, bikes, scooters, helmets, wagons
  • Baby bassinet, swing, cradle, blankets, stroller, stroller blanket, snuggies, hat, onesies, teether, rattle, ball
  • Healthy foods in a basket, glass food contains with lids, fun themed lunch boxes and travelling drink cups with lids, teaching little ones how to cook & bake, inclusiveness
  •  Silly made up bedtime stories, and more hugs and kisses.

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Romantic Ethically Handmade Gifts for All Ages!

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New products and collections release each season,

please check back for your custom, unique gifts!

 

Music of the Moment:  Let it Snow, by Sammy Cahn & Jule Styne

 

 

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The Favourite Series: Fun Winter Holiday Children’s Book Reading List, Gifts & Library

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As the first snow falls, reading books become even more of a sacred practice and pleasure.  We like to read books from the local library before we give them as gifts to ensure their values and dearness.  Here are a few fun ones to explore this holiday season!

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 the lists 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! XOXO ~Amor Milagre

 

We connected dearly with these and read them many times over:

  • Mix It Up! – Hervé Tullet
  • When Santa Was A Baby – Linda Bailey, Genevieve Godbout
  • Dream Animals – Emily Winfield Martin
  • The Animal Book, A Visual Encyclopedia of Life on Earth – David Burnie
  • Paddington’s Day Off – Michael Bond
  • Made for Me – Zach Bush
  • Giraffes Can’t Dance – Giles Andreae
  • It’s Great to Keep Calm, Let’s Get Along Books – Make Believe Ideas Ltd, Stuart Lynch
  • Hug Machine – Scott Campbell
  • Five Minute Bedtime Stories – Sam Taplin, Ag Jatkowska
  • Dear Girl (and… Dear Boy) – Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Paris Rosenthal
  • Antonia’s Bakery – Amor Milagre

A most sincere Thank You! to all of the people who made the books above!

The Ethical Bookshop

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Romantic Ethically Handmade Gifts for All Ages!

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New products and collections release each season,

please check back for your custom, unique gifts!

 

Music of the Moment:  Snow Falls in November, Julie Doiron

 

 

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The Favourite Series: Cozy Autumn & Winter Rainy Day Children’s Book Reading List

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Snuggle up on a cozy rainy day this Autumn & Winter with humble, sweet children’s books.  So funny, so darling…you’ll laugh and read the last word feeling refreshed, remembering how lovely the simple pleasures of life truly are.

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 the lists 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! XOXO ~Amor Milagre

 

We connected dearly with these and read them many times over:

  • A Little House Picture Book Treasury – Laura Ingalls Wilder, Renee Graef
  • Owl at Home – Arnold Lobel
  • Mouse Soup – Arnold Lobel
  • Once Upon a Northern Night – Jean E. Pendziwol, Isabelle Arsenault
  • Love, Z – Jessie Sima
  • Around the Year -Tasha Tudor
  • The Mitten – Jan Brett
  • The Snowy Day – Ezra Jack Keats
  • Sage in Winter – Amor Milagre

A most sincere Thank You! to all of the people who made the books above!

The Ethical Bookshop

A Gentle Life Collections by Amor Milagre.

Romantic Ethically Handmade Gifts for All Ages!

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New products and collections release each season,

please check back for your custom, unique gifts!

 

Music of the Moment:  Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me Too, Shel Silverstein

 

 

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Ethical Beauty: Favourite Brand for Healthy Skin: Derma E

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Once you find something that works for you, be it a style of hat or a health-boosting favourite food, you enjoy repeating it, and folding it into your daily routines.  The same goes for skincare brands, which given the many different skin types, seasonal and hormonal changes, and exterior stressors, this is very important for taking care of the body.  I found this brand of products at a local organic food shop.  I was trying out a few other ethical brands, but this one really worked in a very gentle and natural way.  It’s been around a long time, but was not readily available in shops here before, so…a new joy for me!  The varied products work well together as a collection and routine so you don’t have to mix many brands or products.  It’s easy and simple.  As a parent, this is key.  As a sensitive person, unscented products are hard to find, but these work very well to not be included in the expensive list of unusable, perfumed products.  This brand’s practices seem honestly ethical and eco-friendly, but I haven’t seen it first hand, so you can research for yourself before trying.  Gentle, soothing, and light…an enjoyable routine morning and night.  The texture of the products feels unique and calming, almost like kissing a baby’s cheek?  No makeup needed with this one, not that I do, but just in case you were wondering, yes it’s that lovely for improving skin health.  Thank you to this company for caring.  I hope you find what works for you!

I don’t promote other brands, but since using this one, I’ve really loved their products and wanted to share the info.  (My posts are not sponsored).  Here is my new favourite ethical skincare brand for you to explore if you don’t already know it:  Derma E

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For more, please read my Books and upcoming Organic Beauty journal posts (The Favourite Series).

Organic Beauty Favourites & Tips: Adorable Healthy Skin

Happy Loving the Skin You’re In!  XOXO ~Amor Milagre

 

Music of the Moment:  Dream, The Pied Pipers

 

 

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Custom Built Home Design Moments: Goodnight, Dove Cottage

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

Goodnight, Dove Cottage

Our new house renovation will begin soon!

XOXO ~Amor Milagre

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for your Patience.

 

Coming Up:

New Home Renovations!

New Book:  The Art of Packing & Moving

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

 

A Few Related Posts:

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

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

10 Helpful Tips For Healthy New Beginnings

New Home Shopping Tips: House & Land Search

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

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

 

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

 

 

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A Tomato that Tastes like a Tomato

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

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

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

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

 

Coming Up in 2020:  New Organic Edible Gardens

 

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

 

 

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Colour Mood: Thank you Summer, Late Summer Days

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

Coming Up:  More from The Colour Mood Series.

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Welcome Home, Autumn…

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

 

Music of the Moment:  Gypsy Hymn, Johnny Flynn

 

 

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The Favourite Series: Library Themed Children’s Book Reading List

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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!

 

The Ethical Bookshop

A Gentle Life Collections by Amor Milagre.

Romantic Ethically Handmade Gifts for All Ages!

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New products and collections release each season,

please check back for your custom, unique gifts!

 

Music of the Moment:  Gnossiennes: No. 5, Modéré, Erik Satie

 

 

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10 Helpful Healthy Energy Tips For Calm Meditation

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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

  1.   Eat fresh plant foods and hydrate.  Stretch slowly to circulate any trapped chemicals in your body.  Drink water to improve the flow.
  2.   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?
  3.   Breathe fresh air.  See the leaves and seasons change.  Harmonize with Nature’s rhythms.
  4.   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.
  5.   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.
  6.   Keep a small and large perspective for a balance of calm reflection and revitalization.
  7.   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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10.   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.]

Breathe into your soft Light, and feel Love.

 

Music of the Moment:  Solo Piano, Philip Glass

 

 

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10 Helpful Tips For Healthy New Beginnings

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Whether you’re moving to a new home or job, switching schools, beginning college, in or out of a relationship, getting married, having a baby, or moving yourself into a more positive mindset, these tips may be helpful as you embrace your new adventures.  Find joy in custom designing a fresh healthy lifestyle, tailored just for you.  We’ve met so many new people this year and many more this month.  I’m posting these tips to answer some recent questions sent to my inbox and asked while on outtings as we prepare to move to our next adventure.  Every day, no matter your age, we begin again.  This happy thought entices new ideas and old pleasures to be brought in the Summer sunlight to play, laugh, and plan for longterm Love and blissful moments today.  (This text appears in my upcoming healthy lifestyle book).  Happy brave and glorious planning!  XOXO ~Amor Milagre

  1.   Gentle, loving processing frees up your mind to new possibilities.  Plan and organize, but leave space in your days for healthy breathing which leads to new ideas.  The truth of Nature surfaces when you take a break to breathe and rest.
  2.   Researching and exploring new places of interest for today’s needs and wants is a journey all of her own.  Keep a funny journal of what you find along the way.
  3.   Think about the qualities of character traits you’d like to attract in new friends.  For example:  kind, compassionate, patient.  What loving traits do you want to have for your own character?
  4.   Keep on the lookout for fun, healthy activities you can safely do on your own and with the community.  Trying new positive things may lead to unexpected smiles.  Unpack and make your new home your own.  If not moving and want a new home feeling, minimal changes like fresh paint and new colours for accent pieces can transform the mood of a room.
  5.   If in school or college, which classes can you choose or focus on?  What brings you joy?  What clubs, extra classes, or events can you attend to learn something new?  Research what would help you with your interests.  Which study abroad programs or internships could be healthy choices for you?  Which jobs are healthy options that will aid you in the future, if even for quicker motor skills or schedule planning diligence?  Plan for yourself, even if the curriculum wasn’t designed for you.  Ask if you can design your schedule.  They may be impressed with your inventiveness and allow you to substitute or add extra classes you want to learn more about.  What can you learn on your own, and how can you share this wonder with others?  Everything you learn helps you learn something else.  Don’t let people pressure you or make decisions for you.  It’s your life.  It takes time to find what you love in this varied and expansive series of made up jobs.  Everyone has natural gifts.  These gifts may or may not be involved with your passions.  You are allowed to enjoy many things, have a few different jobs at once, or several various aspects within one career.  One thing leads to another, and you can choose what you do and in which direction to move next.  Life is ever-evolving and we cannot be labeled or boxed into one word, department, title, or major.  We are made up of infinite words and feelings without words.  Let’s always be learning…for there is always something new and exciting to learn!
  6.   Asking polite, brief questions is a great way to find things that interest you.  If in a new country, learn the customs for proper greetings when asking questions of new people.  Often times, your dreams are not posted on a bulletin board in town, on campus, or online.  You may have to start something new that may attract healthy like-minded people.
  7.   If places, people, or programs don’t add positivity to your life, you have the power to choose something else.  Begin healthy patterns and habits, careful to not repeat negative ones.  Say no to all kinds of abuse.  Reporting abuse is important to protect yourself and others after you.  It’s tricky, so you need to stay safe and healthy.  The people you report it to may not actually help you, but your voice is heard and this can help you heal.  The recorded case could help to stop it if it happens again to someone else or make awareness to prevent it.  Abuse is much too common and needs more awareness to make positive changes for everyone.  Believe in your Self and be smart.  Do what you need for yourself to be healthy and feel safe, healing as you go.  Most abusive people pretend to believe that they are not hurting anyone.  Remove yourself from manipulative situations and don’t waste time trying to “make sense” of abuse.  Abuse doesn’t “make sense” because it’s destructive and because the senses are designed to keep you safe and healthy.  Love is not destructive.  Resolve issues kindly, without gossip, and hear both sides with compassion.  Have a laugh with someone, and not at someone.  There are so many fun, kind ways to live.  What is yours today?
  8.   What do you need and want?  What don’t you need or want?  Write it out, and you may be surprised what appears on the paper.  Update as you go and reread old lists to stay true to reoccurring needs and feelings.
  9.   Steady your pace and customize your natural, healthy routine.  Manage priorities in organized, realistic ways to reduce stress.  Set boundaries, goals, and work time limits.  There is no rush, no matter where you are or who you’re around.  Choose this moment to live in.  Plan wisely and develop positive, creative flexibility when changes are needed.  Use a healthy perspective and neutral accurate language to keep yourself real in dramatic situations.  Being efficient is faster than the stressful panic of false urgency.  Keep calm, work, and then go home.  Try to do what you love, so you’re truly living wherever you are.  If you can’t do what you love, or don’t know your passions yet, working to help others at a company that doesn’t harm anyone or anything is also a great option.  The clock won’t tick as loudly if you enjoy your work.  Your days will flow sweetly and you’ll end up with work you love and a schedule that lets the wind dance in your hair.
  10.   Always stay true to your Inner Self, in the moment, and process each day, so you may be open, clear, and aware to choose goodness for yourself as you go.

 

It’s a new day!  What would you just Love to do?

You are strong and delicate, take the greatest care in being Purely You.

 

A special note to all of the younger people I’ve recently met who are looking for Summer internships and jobs:  Congratulations on your graduation!  Thank you sincerely for asking me, but even though I don’t have employees and it’s just me here, I’m am here, so send me a message any time if needed.  I designed my process to suit our lifestyle and evolving routines, as my process really is just that I’m working all of the time, even when dreaming.  All of the pictures and stories are inspired from our life moments.  This is why I call Amor Milagre a company for Authentic Romantics.  I am real and so are my collections, sincere and loving.  Keep asking companies until you find a positive place to work that will help you with your goals. 

It’s good practice to ask, gaining confidence each time.  Remember when interviewing or working for people, that they are just people, regardless of titles and words.  They all eat, sleep, and want the same things:  to love and be loved, to create and share.  If they are frustrated with their personal life and try to take it out on you, that’s not your fault, and you don’t have to take it.  You can report it and ask to be transferred or have a meeting with HR saying there needs to more of a professional, respectful attitude.  People need to learn how to sort emotions in healthy ways and not hurt the world just because they are hurting.  So no need to be intimidated or nervous.  You can learn how to do a new job well by trying your best, being on time, asking respectful questions, taking self-helpful notes, and presenting your ideas.  Stand up for your work if someone tries to take credit for it. 

Research companies, ask to shadow for a day, and say why you want the job or why you don’t.  Is the working environment healthy, what are the hours, pay, and benefits?  Interviews can be double-sided.  Prepare questions to ask your potential employers.  It’s not just about you getting the job before someone else snaps it up, it’s also about if you want to work and spend time there.  What do they do?  Are they an ethical company?  Asking to see where you would work and meet the people you’d be working for before accepting the position and paying attention when you meet them can help you in the long run.  The way jobs are presented needs to change to be suitable for both the employers and the employees.  This can change if the workforce changes it.  Ask questions.  Why would an employee want to be a part of their company?  How will this be a positive experience for them, the makers, and the company’s consumer audience?  Be your unique Self and love that everyone is their unique Self.  Being unique connects us all together.  If you can’t find a place of employment that meets your goals and needs, you can make one.  What are your passions now?  See what they will lead to later on.  Ask for help if needed, keep asking until you find help, and help yourself by staying aware and independent.  Never forget or lose yourself, you are enough, you are Love. 

I am working on something positive that everyone can be included and involved in.  Keep checking back for the release of this fun new project…and in the meantime this journal, shop, and book collections are here to help you with your daily connection with your Self and the Universe.

You are all very beautiful souls! 

Love & Peace, ~Amor Milagre

 

Coming Up:  New Books & Summer Collections!  

 

Music of the Moment:  If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out, Cat Stevens

Kat Dennings, Charlie Bartlett Movie Soundtrack (Love & Peace to Anton Yelchin, a smiling soul.)