A mini-interview film with Amor Milagre to get to know more about her ethically handmade collections, loving company, and new A Gentle Life Bookshop…including details from the newest original novel series, The Love Letter Diaries!
Music of the Moment: Estate, Performed by Joao Gilberto, Composed by Bruno Martino
A sale for you, to find new dear memories to encourage daily loving seeds for you & your Dear Ones to grow an empathic garden of awareness and peace. Then…you can use the savings to lovingly donate to a sweet charity or cause of your choosing!
I Love! Sweet Charity Valentine’s Day Sale
Save 25% on All Collections with Checkout Code: LOVEALL
(This Sale Ends Feb. 14th, 2020. A New Spring Sale is coming up!)
Sweet Charity: Who around you needs help? Save money for your own food, family schooling, a long term savings account, or a day off for wellness. Donate positively wonderful books or money to your local library to help keep it running, to inspire endless generations to learn about everything, in the hope that they will choose positivity for their Self and actions in the world. Give aid to those over the oceans and countryside who need help rebuilding their lives after traumatic events, and send loving energy to encourage new positive systems to prevent more suffering. Donate money, food, clothing, and hope to those near you, down the street, in your own home, in your heart, and for children of all ages, 0-1000+, everywhere! Everyone needs help from their Self and from a loving, compassionate Universe: local, overseas, present, future, and everywhere! Happy Valentine’s Season of Loving the Universe Within and Loving those Without basic needs, comfort, and encouragement. Love to All, XO Amor Milagre
Today’s colour mood is: Shimmering soft light, pink to deep crimson, sealing wax, love letters, and ageless lessons of loving lifetimes & ethereal bliss!
Seeds and blocks spell our universe…what stories shall we write today? With each step, thought, and breath we allow, we create our reality. Express the findings of your heart, after listening intently by it, nearing an unguarded light, uncloaked in pure Love for the Universe! Every plant stem and leaf, every bite of food we eat, every laugh or look can be loving. Who needs your eye crinkles and laugh lines today? Who needs a helping hand? Who needs to remember LOVE is everywhere? Look in the mirror and give back Love to your Soul, then with clear senses, you can ask if others need any help. What do they need? It is about them, so listen with the heart to follow what words often do not translate. Everyone is reachable because everyone is connected in Love.
What we ingest, we project. Sort and untangle. Shed lifetimes of negativity. What is the essence? Let it shine! Positive changes are needed to help all. What can we each do today? Little things add up to big changes, but awareness of the light and shade cast on all is vitally important to notice. Forethought is key. Practice being mindful of energy. What are the immediate and long term effects…small and big picture? Balance all with Love!
Give the Gift of Love & Peace by being Purely You! ~ Amor Milagre
Music of the Moment: The Very Thought of You, Al Bowlly & The Ray Noble Orchestra
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
I love market day! There are so many fresh organic plant foods in every colour, texture, and flavour. A new day, a new recipe! My upcoming vegan organic cookbooks will release in 2020! Renovating is an important step for us to feel settled, productive, and healthy. It is also very important for this chef, and any little chefs in training, to have a functioning, serene kitchen to marvel at Nature’s beauty and to combine lovely flavours together. When we eat well, we feel well, and do well.
Be it a favourite book, a cozy painting, or a darling toy, unpacking colours and textures at a new home is like seeing everything in a different light, for the light is new to us here. Where to hang this or set that? Natural lighting is key for a healthy lifestyle, but it is also very important for curating your home. For custom designs, please send a message.
Reusable gift boxes and bags that match your home are beautiful decor and a good investment for your pocketbook and the environment.
Soft light, in the newly renovated living room, kisses the gentle painting scenes for an even more tender feeling.
When a space feels uncluttered, the mind unwinds and beautiful stories and imagery comes through. My new novel series will release in 2020. I just finished the 5th book, and I am in Love with them.
Designer Tip of the Day: When hanging art frames containing glass, be mindful of the reflections it will cause. Set the pictures on the wall at the right height and in the right spot to avoid glare. For example, a reflective glass frame can go on side walls, not opposite your view when seated on a sofa, chair, or bed. Soothe your senses with healthy design! Visit my shop for new artwork to freshen and cozy up your space! Custom orders are now available, too.
Healthy Child & Parent Recipes are coming up!
Renovation Tidy Up: Spring Cleaning is early for us, here in our new-old home, at Christmas Rose Cottage. We’re rinsing the sand out of our leeks and life, keeping it where it belongs, in our beloved garden.
Happy Holiday Decorating, Eating, and Celebrating! XOXO ~Amor Milagre
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
Happy Gift-Giving! Save 20% Storewide on All Products with Checkout Code: CELEBRATE
(Now through January 1st 2020)
This is my favourite season! Here is a helpful sale for you to find unique, personalized gifts for your Dear Ones. All collections are ethically handmade with positive energy and the greatest care. For books, message your inscription details. For custom orders, message your ideas. For you, I hope your Winter is dear and loving! I love being a part of your gift giving surprises! Happy Holidays, XOXO ~Amor Milagre
Music of the Moment: The Wish That I Wish Tonight, Sung by Dennis Morgan, Music by M.K. Jerome, Christmas in Connecticut Movie (1945)
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 humble 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 an 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, allows us to 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.
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This is my favourite season! Here is a helpful sale for you to find unique, personalized gifts for your Dear Ones. All collections are ethically handmade with positive energy and the greatest care. For books, message your inscription details. For custom orders, message your ideas. For you, I hope your Winter is dear and loving! I love being a part of your gift giving surprises! Before you shop this season, see what you already have! Happy Holidays, XOXO ~Amor Milagre
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
Magical and golden. Restful and shimmering. A peaceful inspiring story of Nature. Beautiful celestial stationery and artwork options for the home, office, nursery, and any space! Gifts for the Self and for Dear Ones. All ages can enjoy these two new Autumnal Collections: Golden & Earthen, The Enchanted Tree. View the 1st post for this A Gentle Life Collection release here. More NEW paintings will be added in this week, XOXO ~Amor Milagre
A pen on paper, scrolling letters, a soul unwinding. Evening at a desk or morning in bed. A note from a park bench or a postcard from a mountain peak. A story, a song, a dream, a wish! How lovely to write a letter to old and new Dear Ones! Where will the lines take you? What kind of letter will it be at the last “Love, your friend…?”
There are so many fun things to do with a letter. Frame it, keep it in a favourite box to reread later on cozy fireplace holiday nights, scrapbook it, share good news with friends, and reply to it. Adorn the envelope in mail art: children’s masterpieces, funny & beautiful postage stamps, love notes, doodles & comics, riddles & jokes, hearts & holiday symbols. Will your letters give enjoyment to the mail delivery people? How can we share joy with everyone we encounter? What kind of energy are we sending out?
Enjoy designing your own personalized address stamps and stickers with themes that reflect your passions and interests. Not only is sending a letter a beautiful experience and practice, but gifting stationery sets for friends, tailored for their unique everything, is fun to ponder and peruse. What feels like them? What do they like? Stamp sets are fun to play with each time you write to someone Dear to you, letting them know of your week. You can celebrate your life and the changing seasons with snowflakes in the corner and funny anecdotes dancing down the page, in your current handwriting style. All ages can write, draw, and share. There are infinite ways to communicate. Everyone is included and can keep in touch. Send audio-letters or video-letters, braille books, and music to express your emotions and stories. It doesn’t take much time to say “Hello!” See? Think creatively. Care packages are fun to make and receive. Look for sustainable materials when shopping for stationery. Reuse what is going to be recycled or was recycled. There is enough material out there to reuse without needing new materials. What are you celebrating this year? Big or small, it all counts as something to Love.
So much can be expressed in a letter. Let someone know you. Speak out, and be purely you! Be safe. Love being purely you, and Live in the Light! Get out, walk to the mailbox, breathe in the fresh air, and see the leaves change. You’re alive and can do so many wonderful things! Write for positive change, write for Love, write for Peace! Write to help. Everyone loves to get mail, feel loved, and give Love out into the Universe.
Natural light on the page, a note held in your hand, feels good. Energy was given here. So much adored, so much forgiven, so much loved, so much shared, so much sensed, and so many laughs and smiles prompted upon opening. What would you like to write in a letter…to your friends, family, and Self? Who you are pours onto the page. This is a good way to get to know someone, no matter their age or relationship to you. My favourite penpal was my grandmother. Always loving and fascinating, and all in beautiful cursive penmanship. Subtle advice, but mostly updates on ‘goings on’. We both preferred letters to the phone. It’s much easier to hear one another in a letter. There is time to hear and re-hear. What words come through that are not specifically written on the page?
Letters are a way to support, gently, even when far from home. Letters connect you. Keep them in your pocket and in your heart! You can even write one for the person in the next room. Leave a love note in a coat pocket or at the breakfast table, no postage needed for these very local ones. The excitement of giving & receiving mail is lovely. What Autumnal treasures and events would you like to explore and share stories about this season? Let someone know when you’re thinking of them, any day of the year. Happy Letter Writing & Happy Holidays! XOXO ~Amor Milagre
Rain drips from golden leaves outside my window. Last night, I watched them dance in the windy night and I painted my first picture in our new home, at Christmas Rose Cottage. Inky gold dust sang a lullaby, and a release of joy to be useful again burst from brushes and charcoal! Another followed, and an entire story filled hungry pages. A children’s book and artwork (originals, art prints, and stationery) for this fresh fall collection will breeze into the shop this week & more this Autumn.
My collections appear in the shop, available to purchase, as they are made. This allows my dear customers to snap up the original paintings, first prints, first greeting cards & stationery sets, and first book printings as I am working on the collections in real time. They are new for me and for you! The Enchanted Tree Collection will be the first in the Golden & Earthen Collection, new additions and a part of my Growing Collections. This collection of artwork has backgrounds and imagery adorned in Earthen hues and glorious golden dust. The soft colours feel beautiful for your interiors and senses. The golden pieces catch the light so you Live in the Light from morning to night. The Figure Drawing Collection will grow and be added into Golden & Earthen, as well as other categories. The collections are not only seasonal, but rather they grow as the years dance on and as positive memories are made here at Amor Milagre. This year, many collections will be released, several who have been waiting patiently for us to move and unpack. The Enchanted Tree is like these collections in the encouragement and Love for Nature and A Gentle Life! It is lovely for all ages. More Soon, XOXO ~Amor Milagre
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Music of the Moment: The Old Gypsy, The Paganini Duo, Gustaw Szelski on violin, and Georg Mertens on guitar, in the Cathedral Chamber, part of the Lucas Cave at Jenolan Caves, world’s oldest Cave (340 million years).
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This is my favourite season! It is also my favourite time to stock up on holiday gifts to inspire a lovely, relaxing holiday. I’ve enjoyed my shopping, and now I can have fun in other ways like: cooking, decorating, painting, and rustling through leafy seas. Here is a helpful sale for you to find unique, personalized gifts for your Dear Ones. All collections are ethically handmade with positive energy and the greatest care. For books, message your inscription details. For custom orders, message your ideas. For you, I hope your Autumn and Winter are dear and loving! I love being a part of your gift giving surprises! XOXO ~Amor Milagre
Music of the Moment: This Will Be (An Everlasting Love), Natalie Cole
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.
New Autumnal treats will be migrating into the shop this October, including new ethical Stationery and Book Collections!
A Spooky Halloween Tee Sale is going on now through October 31st: Save an extra 15% on All Organic Toddler Tees! Limited designer hand-printed series. Very soft, non-toxic, and fun for your little trick-or-treaters! Use checkout code: HALLOTEENY.
The Shop will be ready to ship new orders beginning again October 13th.
Happy Autumn! XOXO ~Amor Milagre
Music of the Moment: The Lonely Spider, Lhasa De Sela
Green to golden, crimson, plum. My beloved Autumn has come. Tangerine, apricot, chestnut. Dusty hazy seeded sky…and what? A walk under the trees. Let’s speak in leaves. A basket of deeply coloured wild berries, fresh bread, cucumber tomato balsamic salad, hot cacao, and a cozy plaid blanket unwinds your senses with a picnic in the country forest, a city park, your back garden, and anywhere you desire. Pause and connect with Nature. Feel the changes. All throughout Autumn, picnics of small and grand scales are waiting. Safely explore the beautiful light of arching rainbows and tree limbs above. Hear the rustling of furred friends below, preparing for Winter’s cold snow. What flavour combinations do you Love? Olives and marmalade? Anything goes! Fresh from the garden, from shops, and handmade. Let’s get outside where Fall memories won’t fade. Happy Autumn picnics to you and your Dear Ones! XOXO ~Amor Milagre
Little explorers Love to bring: A compass, map, journal, camera, and lots of extra wild berries!
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