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I Love! Sweet Charity Valentine’s Day Sale, Fashion & Style Colour Mood: Crimson Crush

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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

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(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

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Today’s colour mood is:  Shimmering soft light, pink to deep crimson, sealing wax, love letters, and ageless lessons of loving lifetimes & ethereal bliss!

Coming Up:  More from The Colour Mood Series and our New Home Renovations!

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Love the Environment: Save water & energy by air drying clothes! Hand-washing with soap nuts helps, too.

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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.

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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!

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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

 

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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!

For Custom Paint Colours, Artwork, & Interior Design, please send your messages and details here.

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

 

 

 

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Organic by Design: Unpacking Colour & Light on Market Day

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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.

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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.

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Reusable gift boxes and bags that match your home are beautiful decor and a good investment for your pocketbook and the environment.

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Soft light, in the newly renovated living room, kisses the gentle painting scenes for an even more tender feeling.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Happy Holiday Decorating, Eating, and Celebrating!  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:  Tender, Blur

 

 

 

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Home Renovation Design Diaries: Living Room Fireplace Makeover

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Just in time for cuddling up for the holidays, this fireplace renovation design is now bright, light, clean, and cozy.  Slowly and steadily, smoothly and patiently, we are renovating our entire new-old house.  An earthy deep plum hugs the walls of this darling sitting room.  Cream linen parge kissed the dusty bricks a million times to form a protective, clean, and chic cloak.  I design by instinct, to soothe the senses for maximum energy, using sustainable, healthy materials.  This shadowy sitting room design keeps to it’s natural moody tendency, but instead of looking dingy or dirty, the darker walls and the lightened fireplace are a crisp, delicious focus.  The room is now centered, and we feel more balanced being there.  This colour combination is uncluttered and very fun to decorate and accessorize.  Deep red wreaths and blacksmith pieces complement winter holiday decor of sweet stockings, Christmas tree ornaments, table runners, mini glitter houses, golden gift boxes, tartan plaid gift bags, all chosen to match and to be reused each year in this loving, celebratory room.  This is the old fashioned children’s toy playroom as well.  Wooden trains, an antique puppet theater, musical instruments, and a rocking bear all love to be here.  Berry rich velvet pillows and fluffy cream throws lounge on the new caramel sofa, to be revealed soon!  Happy Holidays!  XOXO ~Amor Milagre

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Music of the Moment:  Hallelujah, Kaylee Rodgers & Killard House School Choir (We love these kids!)

 

 

 

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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

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Music of the Moment:  Ace of Spades, Link Wray

 

 

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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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Music of the Moment:  Silver Bells

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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

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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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Colour Mood: Caramel Cream, Personal Style & Home Design

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New! Children’s Book & Artwork Collection: Golden & Earthen, The Enchanted Tree.

Golden caramel and cream are soft and toasty in the home, cozy to hug for Dear Ones, and as scrumptious as a gingerbread heart.  As I design our new home, these warm neutrals are lovely for all seasons and play nicely with spicy red plum walls, skin tones, wood textures, artwork, holiday menus, and evolving wardrobes.  Check back for a caramel cream bedroom and sitting room & dining room accents in these cuddly colours.  Snuggle up in your favourite hues and textures this Autumn as holiday spirits rise into Wintery winds.  XOXO ~Amor Milagre

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Music of the Moment:  Valse Sentimentale, Tschaikovsky, Performed by Georg Mertens on Cello and Gavin Tipping on Piano.

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Planting Spring Flower Bulbs & Seeds in Autumn, Soil Health

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After long rains, we ventured out into puddly soil and fresh morning air in wellies and our ‘Monty Don blues’ (a favourite before we knew of him and that he adores blues for gardening, too.)  Dear little plants nestled into their newly raked flower beds.  Many deep roots and overgrown misplaced plants were moved and removed from beds near the house to allow for lower evergreen perennial gardens.  This design plan helps the house look grander, cozier, visible, and darling.  It also allows for more plants.  A symphony of beautiful plants, timed to the rhythms of the seasons.  Whites, creams, apricots, plums, and pinks are on the planting menu this month.  Tulips, alliums, and daffodils of varying textures and hues pair well with an old bulb digger shovel.  A faerie garden for white and apricot foxglove and other English cottage garden flowers is carefully being planted, each wonderfully beautiful seed at a time, in between delicate moss and mushrooms and under a carpet of golden leaves.  We’re careful not to tread on anyone sleeping under leaf tents while planting magic for Spring.

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For a natural planting, think of the wind and soil!  How does the wind carry crisp Autumn flower seeds to new homes?  How do bulbs expand their homes naturally under the soil and how do animals help?  Plant in small groups, here and there.  Not lined up, but in cozy clusters, with the recommended spacing and planting depth.  Think of how plants look in Nature, huddled in little families by a river bank or dotted and spread across a field of infinite plant species.  Think of the heights of each plant, the colours, the textures, bloom times, sun exposure, wind, temperature, soil, and drainage.  For many bulbs and seeds, Winter’s cold temperatures activate the plant to grow in the Spring & Summer.  It’s important to learn which ones needs this and which need immediate planting in warm soil, like tomato seeds in early Summer.  After lots of planting, stretching the legs with a walk about the garden is good before washing up.  How simply luxurious it feels to get your hands ‘dirty’ while planting exciting colours for Spring!  

Have fun, too!  If you’re upset or rushed when planting, it may show when time comes for blooms.  Singing or humming to your plants is positive energy that will help them grow and please yourself as you plant.  Researching your plants and taking pleasure in learning about them will help create an ease before planting time.  No need to mark everything while mixing your bulbs and seeds, as the whole garden would be covered in markers.  Developing a memory of plants is a good practice, and a journal helps keep track of plants between seasons (Coming Soon to My Shop!), as well as video diaries and pictures.  Add in other perennials amongst them.  How beautiful it is to have a mixture of unique beings all together in one garden bed!  What a joy it is to express through the living medium of gardening.  No painting is as delicate and breath-giving as a shimmering velvety translucent flower petal, thought of by the ever impressive Mamma Nature.  An idea, first mapped out through paints on paper, then come to life in the Earth, breathing fresh air and swaying in the wind!

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Remember the magic from centuries and eons ago.  It’s in the soil!  Everything grows from the soil.  Once upon a time, soil health was at the forefront of all minds because, as it still is today, it is vital for our existence and daily life.  It is also the source of great imagination!  Stop pollution and take great care of our past, present, and future.  (Paving is a type of pollution).  Organic composting and caring for our garden soil is of great importance for all.  Soil health is a big resource, priority, and responsibility.  Think of all who live in the soil.  Worms are a great resource, as are all wildlife.  Grow your own organic foods for optimal health and great enjoyment.  Gardening is helpful exercise for body, mind, heart, and soul.  Growing plants from seeds and bulbs encourages strength and hardiness for the plants.  It aids in a positive personal character and growing lasting patience for the gardener.  It teaches us which plants like to grow where.  There is a relationship there, if gardeners listen to the Earth.  So many answers speak to us.  What colours, textures, shapes, scents, and senses would you like to encourage to grow in your garden?  Think long term.  Take care and time.  A garden can grow in any size space from pot to field.  Everyone is a gardener.

More gardening posts are coming up, and stay tuned to see these darlings bloom next Spring & Summer.  Little voices whisper to each bulb and seed as they’re planted, “Sleep well in your Winter bed, see you soon, sweet dreams, I love you!”  Happy Autumn Gardening!  XOXO ~Amor MilagreAmor Milagre Home & Garden Renovation Design Diaries & Tips Planting Spring Flower Bulbs & Seeds in Autumn Trees Golden Leaves Ethical Gift Shop amormilagre.com

Many of our beautiful garden plants and this text will appear in my upcoming children’s books, artwork, and stationery collections.

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

 

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Colour Mood: Thank you Summer, Late Summer Days

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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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La Mer, Oceanic Ethical Art & Design Collection 2021

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La Mer

Once upon an ocean, there was air to breathe and love for all…

An Original Oceanic Collection by Amor Milagre

Ethically Handmade Art, Photography, Stationery, Organic Apparel, Books, and More for All Ages!

Coming 2021 (Delayed a year until 2021)

A Gentle Life Collection

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Music of the Moment:  La Mer, Charles Trenet

 

 

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Colour Mood: Summer Fruit, Organic Home & Garden Design

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This morning, we relished in our first peach of the Summer Season.  Apricots, plums, peaches, and nectarines kiss sandy tapestry prints as I choose new colours and healthy materials for our new organic home.  This year, I’ll be posting ‘before and after’ designs, tips for non-toxic material choices, fresh colour moods, and new art collections so you can follow along with our renovation adventures.  We’re saying goodnight soon to this beautiful organic home that we designed and hand built with Love.  Design highlights are coming up!  Today, we’re happy to have a fresh fruit salad and new ideas breezing around blank pages.  Inspired by Nature and the Senses.  Happy Summer!  XOXO ~Amor Milagre

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There are increasingly more ethical materials to choose from when you’re buying furniture, bedding, plants, and more for your home.  Looking for the organic, healthy options will boost your health in the moment and in the long run.  Ask questions to find what options are best for your specific needs and design desires.  This comes in handy when registering for wedding gifts, new baby presents, holidays, birthdays, and gifts to celebrate your Self and Dear Ones.  These new dining chairs are custom designed by me and ethically made by a local company.  They’re so comfy and built to last.  We’ll be releasing ethically handmade (completely by us) furniture collections here at the Amor Milagre Shop in upcoming seasons, including children’s toys like dollhouses and customizable gifts for all ages.  It’s so much fun to design these collections for you.  You can choose goodness for yourself in every thing you do!  Breathe deeply, knowing your home is a healthy one.  For design advice and custom projects, please message me here.

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Coming Up:

~New Colour Moods & Pleasures for the Weekend

~Fresh New Designs for Home, Garden, Food, Art, & Organic Apparel

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The Sweet Flavours of Summer…

Which colours do you Love to eat, wear, adorn your home in, and plant in your garden?

Gift Guide by Colour Mood

Below is a gallery full of fruit infused inspirations

for your home and personal, customizable gifts for your Dear Ones.

Visit My Shop to view each item’s product page.

To me these colours are:  Sweet, juicy, soft, fuzzy, adored, and creamy.

XOXO ~Amor Milagre

 

 

Music of the Moment:  Mio Cuore, Vanessa Paradis

 

 

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Q & A Interview with Amor Milagre: Art Design Books School Work Health Vegan Garden Life Style

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Thank you for all your lovely questions, comments, shares, and stories this past year.  I reply personally as messages come in, but I wanted to take a moment to answer a few of the repeating questions here. (All text is included in my current and upcoming books).  This post is a part of a new series called Q&A Interviews.  Thank you for asking and Happy Spring! XOXO ~Amor Milagre

Q:  What are your favorite recipes and foods?

A:  My favourite foods are simple and raw such as strawberries and tomatoes.  We love seasonally sun-ripened fruit and vegetables from our garden.  I write simple, fresh, delicious recipes, influenced by European, peasant-style, zero-waste cooking.  My favourite recipe right now would be our healthy green smoothie that we have every mid-morning.  I’m including the recipe in my upcoming vegan organic cookbook collection. We eat fresh organic food, mostly from our gardens; other food is from a natural, healthy, local organic shop featuring produce from local farms.  These foods help heal and prevent illness.  They taste naturally sweet and full of unique flavours.

Q:  What kind of camera do you use?  How do you get such clear pictures?

A:  I use a small, simple digital camera.  It’s not about the kind of camera you use, it’s more about how you see your world, and that perception translates into the closest camera version for screen and print.  Thank you for all your lovely comments about my photos!  I very much enjoy photography.  My senses love natural imagery as much as the sounds, touch, taste, scents, and energy of Nature.  I began by using an old manual camera, which I like the most.  The shutter click alone….lovely!  Until I can make a dark room again, I’ll use this little digital camera.  Make sure your lens is clean for clear pictures, and see it first with your senses and heart.  It’s more about you, and not your camera.

Q:  My kids love your books!!!  They get so silly!  We like trying out the games and ideas from your books.  As a mother, I find the routines helpful.  What were your favorite books when you were little?

A:  Thank you!  My goal is to encourage the imagination for children of all ages, 0-1000+.  As a little one, I loved the Jungle Book, Winnie the Pooh, Ziggy, Beatrix Potter, Tasha Tudor, The Secret Garden, faerie stories, and tons more.  It’s fun to read all of the new books.  We adore the worlds of so many books, and now my books are recited here daily!  It’s a fun cycle to share your own world through children’s books.  We have lots of new favourite books now, too.  We request books from the library before adding them to our holiday wishlists.  Libraries are really important for every community and to house all the old and new books.  I now share our Favourite Book Reading Lists here on my organic lifestyle journal.

Q:  What are you favorite cities?  Do you teach classes when traveling?

A:  My favorite cities so far are:  Lucca, Positano, Perugia, Assisi, San Gimignano, (Tuscany, Amalfi, Umbria) in Italy, Rouen, Étretat, Le Havre in France, Bruges in Belgium, and quiet sleepy towns on the ocean with fresh food.  I would have loved to travel all over, but I was ill for a long time.  Hopefully, wherever we move next is my favourite!  In the future, we may teach classes while travelling, and that info will be posted here.  Thanks!

Q:  I love your style!!!  How did you come up with such a unique look?

A:  Thank you!  I try things.  I like styles from various ages.  I can’t help but be myself.  Being sensitive, I’m very aware of what speaks to me, what fits well, and is comfortable.  I sense how patterns, colours, and textures play with one another.  Each body is unique, and we all have our own world of evolving style.  Look within instead of copying others and your style will accumulate naturally.  I make most of my own clothing, which you’ll see in my upcoming organic collections here in my shop. I also try to only wear/use fabric and materials that are organic, sensitive, healthy, non-toxic, soft, durable, and ethical.  It’s important to know how a company’s process works in totality before buying from them.  Look for truly ‘transparent’ brands.  I list everything about my current and upcoming organic apparel collections on my site so customers can see exactly what the product is and that I made it with Love.  Fashion and style are different.  Style is you, fashion is them.  Style is constant/evolving, and fashion is fleeting/cyclical.  More information about sustainable, personally customized wardrobes is featured in my upcoming design style book collection. I’m always interested in learning about new cultures and attire.  Playing with design allows new ideas to form in my hands.  Just like in gardening, the hands and senses measure naturally and the most accurately when making something.

Q:  Your books are very helpful.  Where do you get your ideas?  Do you ever get writer’s block?

A:  My ideas come to me in a constant stream from all times and worlds/my senses.  I never have enough time/energy to record and produce them all.  Sadly, so many hilarious ideas are sleepily lost until hopefully found again in a different version.  No, I never get writer’s block, but I do have to take pauses and little breaks so I’m not so exhausted.  It’s the opposite issue, I have to stop myself from working all the time.  Our life is quite crowded with full days, but we’re simplifying, so I’ll release many more collections soon!  I encourage everyone to trust their own voice.  (It’s not a good idea to copy and or try to steal from others.  Only their unique perspective and experiences form their own words.  What are your words?  What do you think?)  If you feel blocked:  Release, let go, breathe, and change directions.  Go for a stroll or lay still and close your eyes.  Too much ‘go-go-going’ gets you nowhere.  Meditate on your breath and relieve the pressure.  Eat well.  Start fresh.  Let new thoughts in and balance…I sometimes teach a creative writing class.  I’ll post the info here.

Q:  Your messages are of love and peace.  Would you say you’re a pacifist?

A: Yes.  Clear communication is everything for a loving and peaceful life for all.

Q:  What kind of mediums do you work in?

A:  All kinds, mostly watercolour, pencil, charcoal.  More oil paintings are coming up, as we’re redoing the studio in future seasons.  I also enjoy sculpture, textiles & apparel, film, photography, cooking, book design, gardening, and lots more.  I hope to make a pottery studio later on and release a ceramics collection in my shop.  Watercolour bends with my mind.  It flows and it’s my favourite go-to for designing everything from interiors to apparel to book characters +…

Q:  What do you do for relaxation:

A:  Meditation, salt baths, walks outside, drawing, dancing, laughing, yoga stretching, journaling, writing, music, movies, reading as a family, and grounding in the garden and at the ocean in the fresh sea air.

Q:  When will the new apparel collections be available?

A:  2019 Summer and Autumn.  I’m very excited to release these organic handmade items into the shop.

Q:  What kinds of music do you like?  I look forward to your “music of the moment” blurb on each post.

A:  I Love many kinds of music, depending on mood, time of day, and what we’re doing.  I love gypsy violin, acoustic guitar, voices of many cultures, rock n roll, blues, jazz, holiday songs, choirs, old movie soundtracks, slow oceanic type songs, and anything that matches my energy level/frequency and feels a match of sound.  As a synesthete & empath, it’s important to soothe and release the senses with peaceful exterior stimuli, such as music, places, people, etc.  Singing is a way of relaxing and improving lung strength.  It’s also a form of meditation chanting and yoga breathing.  Moving your breath in sound is an amazing way to use your imagination and shape air.  Playing and listening to music are amazing ways to improve brain connections and memory.  Stay tuned for more mood music on these journal posts.  What songs are you listening to today?

Q:  You have a unique style of drawing and painting.  Where did you learn?  Where did you go to school?  How do I come up with my own style of art?

A:  Thank you.  I get this question quite often.  I didn’t ‘learn my style’ from anywhere specifically, it’s just my own evolving expression of my world inside and around me.  I did take a few anatomy drawing classes/design classes in school and college.  I felt it was limiting to the teacher’s preference of line style with no room for creativity there, even after ‘accomplishing’ traditional techniques.  I practice drawing all the time, and my eyes practice even when my hands aren’t drawing.  I did attend college at a ‘prestigious’ design school in NYC, but I feel anyone can learn anything without college or paying for classes.  I teach a unique children’s class (free & local), called The Crayon Club, to help everyone begin seeing through their own eyes and imagination with many other fun features.  A book for this is coming up so people everywhere can learn, too.  I also teach various types of private and group classes for all ages.  We have so much fun with our daily homeschool art class.  It’s just a part of life here, like lunch.  Art therapy for all is an amazing release and inspiration for the inner Self.  All you need is a will to learn, to request books at libraries, watch instructional videos or artist documentaries, hang out at galleries and museums, look at forms before drawing, and try out different healthy things to teach yourself, which is really what I have done.  Classes are limited to the teacher’s style, ego, and critique, so you really end up teaching yourself outside of the class.  It takes a lot of work and time to pay off college tuition.  Even if you have a full scholarship, your time is valuable.  I don’t agree with the way education is set up.  It needs a complete redesign.  ‘Education’ is really meant to be about the students and helping them design healthy lifestyles.  Everyone has special gifts and can use them in their professions, if desired.  If you choose school, make sure you take time in between/during the required curriculum to think about yourself and what you want.  We have choices in what jobs we choose, if we look for the choices.  You can even create your choices and invent customized options, like I do.  For artists, you can go to a school, or you could get a job and spend what money you have on a few pencils and paper, and save the rest for living expenses for living a healthy life.  Learn computer programs if you like, but learning to SEE first, even before drawing by hand or computer programs, is vital for a healthy vision and developing a creative flexibility in your mind.  Drawing is looking and feeling, and not much looking down at your paper, just referencing it.  There is a connection with your unique sense of perception.  Even if vision is not your primary sense, you can draw by connecting with the energy.  Draw apples, buildings, yourself in the mirror/by feeling your face, everything…then focus on your own messages and develop your own interests/style.  Most of my artwork is not in my shop yet, so remember not to limit a person’s ‘style’ to one look or what you’ve seen of their ‘portfolio’.  People can make things in different collections and ‘styles’.  Often, I teach art classes for all ages, including beginners and advanced artists who get stuck in a ‘style’, which just means stuck in life.  Be free!  Try new things for a healthy balance!

Q:  How old are you?  You sound young, but write like an older person.

A:   …   Ageless or really old, but not that old for humans in the way you’re asking about.  Old soul empaths write how they feel, what they sense…it might not always be what people understand at the present time.

Q:  Why are you a vegan?  I’m thinking about it, but it seems too limiting!

A:  For good health and peace for all, and if you research it well, you’ll see the choice is clear.  I talk a lot about this in my books and in these organic lifestyle journal posts.  I feel it’s a very important choice for respecting Nature and ourselves.  It’s not limiting to improve your health.  Like any transition, it takes a little bit to adjust, but it was all positive changes for me.  The vegan lifestyle feels healthy.  I was raised to not be vegan, so I am simply back to how I would naturally eat and live.  It’s so much easier and loving in many ways.  More on this is coming up!  Eating organic plants feels good, and there are so many options.  My cookbook collection is coming up to help with transitions and recipes!

Q:  What country are you in?  Do you ship internationally?

A:  Amor Milagre is a US based company that ships internationally.  Thanks!

Q:  You have such vision!  Why aren’t you in charge of a department in a design firm or corp?  Would you like to be? Contact me here….

A:  I’ve always seen things as they are and how beautiful they can be.  I make goals and help myself complete them.  I’ve always known that I wanted to have my own company at home.  I’m still not fully where I know I can be, but it takes so much time/health to get around other’s plans/barriers and environmentally-caused illness.  It also takes time and energy to recover from difficult maternity illnesses.  (My healthy happy parenting/children’s books encourage listening and helpful guidance to allow children to walk their unique path). During and after college, I briefly worked at large design companies (against my instincts/plan) and was offered a ‘bigger position’ of running design departments, but it was entirely wrong for me so I quit and tried to heal from illness while opening my own company.  Building the ‘something important’ that only I see, with no resources, is difficult, but to me, it’s my vocation.  I have to.  I want to.  I feel it will help.  ‘Start Small’ is one of my upcoming books, and this message is in all of my books and work.  Illness can take up so much of your life, but if allowed to choose a healthy natural lifestyle, illness fades and your work shines.  It’s in everyone’s best interest to come back to Nature and stop all types of abuse and pollution.

Working in a big company was limiting, uncreative, and the environment, unnecessary pressure, and lifestyle was ill-making.  Their practices, and the lack of healthy practices, were shocking to me.  (They didn’t even recycle).  This is why there are so many products on the shelves that don’t fit anyone, because they didn’t check anything before production.  They wasted so much, they copied bad designs, and the materials were not sustainable in the first place.  There are a lot of wasted materials and energy in production as well.  The makers are not in healthy places or paid fairly.  Communities near factories are polluted and create illness.  Life cycles are very important.  Who is reviewing the life cycles?

Having complete creative control, direction, and expression within my own company is healthy for my lifestyle…to live.  I control the materials, messages, environment, and my schedule.  Everything I make is unique and handmade.  Corporations, as I know them, are very unhealthy in their totality.  It’s frustrating because they have resources, but they are usually making the wrong choices.  A major change needs to happen for companies before it’s even worse off for the world.  I Love my company, and my customers appreciate a loving, healthy, evolving collection to adopt into their lives and homes.  We design our life to make sure our family’s health comes first.  So, no thank you for unhealthy corporation job offers.  I do consider custom design projects.  You can visit my design page, and message me with details and proposals.

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Q:  Where else can I see your collections?

A:   My collections are exclusively sold here at amormilagre.com.  Amor Milagre is just me.  One person, lovingly doing everything.  I chose to do this so I can make sure everything is sustainable, handmade, accurately priced, shipped quickly, and so I can provide healthy communication with my customers.  My company is designed to be a positive place and experience.  I may do things differently, but I inspire my viewers to see that as a positive for them and for Nature.  This also allows customers to be on the computer less and go out and enjoy Nature more!  Less online comparison hunting through websites and more passion and fun!  I post updates on this journal, so everything is easy to keep up with and enjoy.

Q:  I’d like to work at Amor Milagre, how do I apply?

A:  (Please see the answer above, too).  Possibly in the future, I may choose to have a shop building address with additional company features, but for now I’m exclusively an online shop.  Thank you very much for your interest.  For those asking, I recommend one of my classes to aid in enhancing your gifts and helping you in your self-exploration journey.  Several people who ask to apply, after a chat I hear, are artists who have lost their passion and confidence.  My books can be very helpful for this, too!  Starting over can be a very positive change!  I like helping others find their passions.  You are bright stars, shine your Light!  Thank you for wanting to be a part of Amor Milagre, and you can be, by being Purely You!  I do have an upcoming series that I’ll be accepting submissions for soon.  It’s all about promoting positive changes all over the world.  Check back on this journal for details.

Q:  What are your tips for picking interior paint colors?

A:  I have many!  It depends on the project, but for all paint:  Choose durable, well made, no-VOC paint from a healthy, green company.  My upcoming design books and design atelier services provide more info for interior design advice.  Make sure your colours soothe your unique senses and lifestyle.  I do like to compliment skin tones by choosing paint that is flattering.  The home is a wonderful place to think about all kinds of customizable and pleasing design ideas.  Please message me for design projects and questions.  My Colour Moods Fashion & Personal Style Series may be helpful for finding ‘your neutrals’ and favourite colours.

Q:  Will you be teaching organic vegan cooking classes again?

A:  I’d really like to.  We’ll see if I can fit them into my 2019-2020 schedule.  I think it’s very important to share what we figure out to help others in their healthy lifestyle evolution.  Thanks, they were fun!  It feels good to help.

Q:  Who are your favorite fashion designers:

A:  Luisa Beccaria is a favourite for aesthetic inspiration, and I haven’t found any favourites for sustainability yet.  Brands would need to become more consistent and ethical before I could recommend them.  They can also talk about their chosen ethical materials. Otherwise, how is the general public, who looks at designs for inspiration rather than actual purchasing options, to know what the collections are made of?  Growing up, I followed Dries van Noten’s collection each year for colour interests and men’s shoe designs, and also various looks/designer collections from each season.  There is not really one designer that I connect with each year, except sometimes Luisa.  I really liked Dior’s 2017 SS Couture Magical Garden Fashion Show & Collection.  (This was the first couture collection from Maria Grazia Chiuri, the house’s first women’s designer).  I like collections that are imaginative, natural, feminine, sweet, yet strong in the senses.  There are a few organic children’s designers we like, but they’re not consistent enough yet to reference.  Of course, I love my own organic collections, which will be releasing in upcoming seasons, for all ages.  The fit of most brand collections, for ready to wear clothing, needs so much more attention.  I want to inspire designers to produce less, and to produce infinitely better quality than the market reflects.  Timeless designs that fit well can proudly appear every year.  Trends could be seen in a more fun way, still made well, but less quantity and pose less risk to the classic wardrobe and wallet.  ‘Design’ needs a redesign.

Q:  Why don’t you post pictures of yourself?  We want to see you?  You frustrate me when you write about things and I can’t see you doing them. 🙂

A:  Fame by physical recognition is not desirable to me because it is not real.  My universal messages of Love are the focus.  Readers can connect with Amor Milagre’s messages in a pure way, without Earthly ‘teachings’ of what to connect to by appearance.  I support my family with my specifically designed ‘A Gentle Life Collections’ by helping others connect with their inner Self for a healthy life.  This is a good time to practice using your imagination!  We do not believe it is safe to post personal pictures online.  We encourage people to keep their privacy and to not put everything online.  For example:  Wait until your children are grown up to ask their permission to post their picture online.  Ask others in your photos and in the backgrounds for their permission, before posting.  Why do you need to post personal pictures online?  It’s simply not safe.  We encourage people to develop natural friendships in their daily life, to be confident by Loving their inner Self, to not seek exterior approval, and to LIVE offline.  There are so many wonderful things to do without computers, electricity, and clicking sounds.  Go Live!  See how wonderful it is!  Laugh and smile naturally, without taking selfies…  Go breathe, without a phone app telling you when…  Personal photo albums are fun to hold and share stories with Dear Ones.  Trade printed photos with a handwritten letter. Redesign the way you see the Self.  Love Being Purely You!

Q:  Your gardens are so pretty!  I want to start a garden, but don’t know where to start?  Advice please!

A:  A passion for plants is a great start.  You can start by thinking about:  What kind of plants you like.  How much space you want to use.  How to prepare it, whether it’s soil outside or pots on a balcony.  Colours and moods you desire and adore.  Bookmarking gardening books from the library and using a Pinterest folder for gardens are good ways to organize and review what you like.  Narrow your admirations down to a few to start with.  Create a simple structure and start with a few plants.  Seeds are a great way to start.  Planting bulbs with patience and Love in a natural planting arrangement is fun.  Edit as you go and learn.  Start with a few to learn how to care for each type of plant.  Perennials are helpful, beautiful, and economical.  How much time do you have before you want to see blooms?  Do you want organic edible plants?  Visit local gardens and conservatories for inspiration.  More info can be found in my books, these journal posts, my upcoming gardening books, and in the gardening section of your library.  Plant what you Love!  A garden is a friend who adores you and provides so many healthy benefits.  No garden is too small to enjoy!

Q:  What is your favorite vacation spot?

A:  Home on Sundays.  It’s quieter on this speck of Earth on Sundays, and we love pajamas.

 

Thank you, and I’ll pause the Q&A for now.  Most messages are answered personally.  I did receive quite a few questions about how to best frame my artwork collections.  I will be releasing some inspiring information about this soon!

It’s a new Season so time to rest, be cozy, explore, and enjoy simple Springtime pleasures.  Thanks and please check back for upcoming collection releases!  ~Amor Milagre

 

Music of the Moment:  This Will Be Our Year, The Zombies

 

 

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Beautiful Woman, Happy Mother’s Day Sale & Gift Guide

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View this pastel drawing in the Shop here, Gentle Gypsy Dancer.

“Woman, the beauty of her loving strength…

Woman, wise creative inventive soulful…

Woman, true intuition and the healing caress of Nature…

Woman, breathe Love in and out, purely true, taking gentle care of wonderful you…”

Happy Mother’s Day, XOXO ~Amor Milagre

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View the Illustrated Garden Alphabet Letter Collection here.  What is her name, initial, favourite word?

I adore being Mamma.  Motherhood is my greatest bliss, responsibility, and strength.  Perhaps only Mamma Nature truly knows women.  Being a woman, a mother, and all that women go through cannot entirely be penned into Earthly expressions.  We can take time to heal, laugh, and romance our days for a healthy, beautiful feeling life.  Unwind the senses and feel them as they are.  Nature shows us the beauty and patience of resilience.  Trees bow in the breeze believing in their strong roots.  Humans can learn from Mamma Nature and be wise in any tide.  Mothers can listen.  A gentle hand can caress a flower to sleep.  We are all Love.

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View this lovely merlady in the Shop here! New mermaid artwork and books are coming up Summer 19!

Happy Mother’s Day Sale!

Enjoy 15% off All Orders with Code: MAMMA

(Sale goes until May 13th 2019)

Take some time and think about the women in your life this Spring and every day.

Share your thanks in loving words and actions, peaceful moments for them to rest and reflect, a lovely meal, a fun outting, and perhaps gifts of Love and gentleness.

What would they enjoy?  Asking is very nice, too. 

A packet of organic seeds or a potted plant lasts longer than cut flowers.  What kind of gift will last and be adored?

Simple pleasures romance each day and build a beautiful, healthy lifestyle.

 

All of my collections are designed with respect for all.  My children’s book characters are healthy, positive, mindful role models for my readers.  Everyone can chose goodness for themselves and all!  Live in the Light, XOXO ~Amor Milagre

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View more artwork and collections inspired by Women in the Shop here, with many more to come, including some very special books!

A Gentle Life Collections by Amor Milagre.

Romantic Ethically Handmade Gifts for All Ages!

Wander my Shop for gentle feminist & maternal inspirations from books to art,

and soon organic apparel for mother and child & a customizable stationery collection!

 

New products and collections release each week,

please check back for your custom, unique gifts!

Music of the Moment:  Ninna Nanna, Italian Folk Lullaby

 

 

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Ethical Gift Shop Art Collection: Illustrated Garden Alphabet Letters

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Cast a spell of enchantment!  Spell a special name, favourite word, elegant initials, or a beautiful letter to accompany other pieces in my collections and your existing artwork gallery.

Many more new unique letters will be added to this growing collection.  All of my collections live with us in our home.  They are my first choice for interior design because they are soft, sweet, and natural.  This is a soothing atmosphere for a nature-loving empathic family and all!  Atelier Amor Milagre is an ethical design studio for every collection created and in every direction expressed for a healthy lifestyle.  Personal, delicate designs like this collection grow well with historical artwork and my other collections.  Pair these letters with sweet animals and colour abstracts from my shop for a darling New Baby Nursery Gallery Wall.  Children love these little darlings.  They are gentle teachers and inspiration for A Gentle Life.  Give a newly married couple a gift of their initials for a unique wedding shower present!  More still, a very special  gift for a long-married couple’s very tender anniversary.  Spell a word to inspire your daily life to be how you Love to be!  This fun collection has endless possibilities for your gift-giving enjoyment.  XOXO ~Amor Milagre

little film to celebrate my evergrowing Original Illustrated Garden Alphabet Letter Collection.

A Gentle Life Collections by Amor Milagre.

Romantic Ethically Handmade Gifts for All Ages!

 

New products and collections release each week, please check back for your custom, unique gifts!

Custom order your very own originals by sending your design & colour ideas to me here.

 

Lovely Gifts for Spring-Summer Weddings, New Babies, Graduations, Birthdays, and Everyday Love!

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

 

Ethical stationery sets and children’s books

will be added to the purchasing options for this collection very soon!

 

Music of the Moment:  Love is Here to Stay, Gene Kelly & Leslie Caron in the film, An American in Paris, Song Written by George Gershwin & Ira Gershwin

 

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Pleasures for the Weekend: Spring Cleaning 2019

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

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

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~Sort and review items.  Keep the useful for the every day, used lately, and useful for this season.  Organize one area a day/week so you take your time mindfully.  Sell, donate, gift, recycle, or reuse unwanted items in another way.  Gently and lovingly organize useful items with tidy, beautiful aesthetics.  Repair any items that need mending.  Crack the windows and clean your home with non-toxic cleaners.  (We use vinegar for most things.  It works wonderfully for organic beauty routines, too!  A post for this is coming up.)

~Wash windows, inside and out, for a clear view and mindful perspective.

~Go on outtings to seasonal local places that are now open for Spring.  We enjoy strolling plant nurseries for fresh inspiration.  (Remember to look for sustainable packaging when plant shopping.  Bring reusable shopping bags with you when doing any kind of shopping!  A post about this is coming up.)

~Cook with seasonal, farm-ready vegetables and fruits.  Revel in the beautiful shapes, flavours, and colours of Mamma Nature!

~Browse your library and request specific books.  Read stories and poems about the current time of year.  (A favourite book list post is coming up!)  Notice in your daily surroundings what is revealed in the book illustrations.  What wonders are around you that you may have overlooked?  How refreshing it is to be aware of life regrowing this month!

 

Coming Up:

The Organic Vegan Cookbook Collection

Photography Art Print Collections, featuring a Botanical Series that includes flowers from these posts.

More romantic, healthy lifestyle tips are coming up in my new book collections.  Inspiration is written into the books already in the shop.

A New Film Collection

Check back often this Spring as I’m releasing many new adventures here.

Live in the Light with Amor Milagre!

 

Music of the Moment:  For the Glory of the Earth, hymn

 

 

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Amor Milagre: Reuse Ethical Packaging


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A Gift for you!  Wrapped in respect for Nature, Amor Milagre packages are freshly wrapped this Spring so that you may reuse the boxes within for gifts and storage.  This prolongs the life of the box as a box.  The boxes can hold your dearest treasures or supplies waiting to become your dearest treasures.  Helpful on an office shelf, in a nursery, a bookshelf, or a storage room, these clean recycled brown boxes are a beautiful neutral for your home and office.  The packages are wrapped in a reusable, recycled brown kraft paper.  The name of the recipient is handwritten on the top of the package for a special personalized feeling upon arrival.  All packaging is responsibly sourced, made of recycled material, and FSC Certified.  I’ve always been in Love with the realm of trees and Nature.  It’s important to source responsible materials.  I use minimal packaging, and with this process, the box is able to be reused, Loved, and adored.  Use the paper for anything you can, and recycle or compost if too messy from shipping.  Use for packing when you move or ship another package.  Fold in half and use the clean sides to cover books for school or to soothe your bookshelf.  Paint a mural!  If clean, use both sides for a large blank canvas to draw on.  Kids will love this adventure!  Tidying up your home is very rewarding.  When all of your things have a special place, you can easily find what you crave, and save your energy for the next passion to enjoy in life.  Love to the trees!  XOXO  ~Amor Milagre

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I adore calligraphy and classic bakery style boxes.  My packaging doesn’t use string, but I love the feeling of a parcel wrapped in brown paper with your name on it!  This is especially exciting when someone else has bought this surprise for you.  A little box on your doorstep!  What is inside?  A gift for me!

Another way to keep your order’s packaging in good shape for reuse is to instruct your mail carrier, (we use USPS for all orders), to deliver your packages to a specific spot.  One that is nice, dry, and easy for you to see and bring in.  You can also ask to pick up your parcels at the post office so they stay very dry and clean. 

 

It’s a lovely and vital idea for everyone to cut down on using excessive amounts of packaging and packaging that is wasted or only used once.  We can grow more Love for the initial materials and energy used to make even one simple box.  How many uses can you find for a box?  Children love to play with boxes.  These boxes make wonderful beds for dolls, puppet stages, houses for tiny mice toys, treasure chests for letters from Dear Ones, and beaches for my upcoming organic cotton toy collection!  They are also perfect for storing artwork, holiday cards, and art & craft supplies.  The labels help children learn to spell and read.  Amor Milagre is an inclusive company.  I not only try to include all people when making the product collections, choosing packaging, and mindfully writing new book characters, but how is everything cherished?  How can a product live throughout time?  How can we share Love and responsibly choose ‘A Gentle Life?’

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This way of packing my products also saves you time and space, while being very helpful around the house.

No trip to the recycling center on our account.  Less energy to recycle materials. 

A new, fun tool for you to keep your belongings happy and in good condition! 

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As an artist and designer, it really helps to organize my belongings into labeled boxes. 

Everything is there at your fingertips!  All of the boxes live on a storage shelf, easy to find. 

Ready to play?

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Explore Amor Milagre’s ‘A Gentle Life’ Collections to find what speaks to you or reminds you of a Dear One!

Quick shipping during every season.

 

Coming Up:  Dear Sweet Funny Audiobooks!

 

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

 

 

 

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Spring Fresh: Design Your Art Gallery

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La Primavera!  Oh, how lovely to freshen your home with new air and sweet dances.  Surround yourself with gentle, healthy coziness.  Yes, freshness can be very cozy!  Open the windows and let Love in and out.  Visit The Shop at Dove Cottage for gentle life inspiration for any space, whether for a room in your home or in your heart.  Inspired by Nature and the senses, ‘A Gentle Life’ Collections are wonderful to wear, to adorn walls in the home or halls at the office with, and to give as customized gifts.  Bring Nature in and go out to embrace her.  So many more loving pieces from this ever-growing, ethical collection are hopping into the shop this Spring season.  Freedom is found in our choices.  Choose Love,  XOXO ~Amor Milagre

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Explore Amor Milagre’s ‘A Gentle Life’ Artwork Collections

and choose pieces that you would like in your art gallery.

Each piece is a story on her own, and many pieces together create a mood.

Create a cozy haven that inspires Love & Peace for you!

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Personalize your life and your spaces with Amor Milagre’s unique art, design, and beautiful gift collections.

 

The Illustrated Garden Alphabet Letters are the perfect items to center your collection around,

by first choosing your desired letter(s)/word/name,

(you can order one from this collection or a customized one tailored for your colours and interests).

Based on the mood of one piece, you can more easily choose others you like that complement one another as a gallery.


For design advice when curating your own art gallery, message me here!

 

Order one piece at a time or a collection of pieces. 

Both ways are amazing for growing a garden of beautiful, gentle imagery

to inspire each loving day to be just what you like!

Happy Fresh Spring!

 

Coming Up:  Stationery Shop Opening and More Art Print Paper Sizes

 

Music of the Moment: M’Bifé Blues, Amadou & Mariam

 

 

 

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New Mid-Winter Artwork Collection, Reindeer Walking in Winter

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New! Reindeer Walking in Winter, Original Watercolour Painting & Art Prints

A darling reindeer strolls along this Winter’s day, from my painting desk, down to the office, until finding a cozy spot in The Shop at Dove Cottage.  New original paintings and art prints are nestling into the shop this month.  View this reindeer watercolour painting here, and soon a matching children’s book and stationery set will accompany it.  This Mid-Winter’s Artwork Collection is now available to purchase!  Check back every day for the release of new items to collect the originals and prints for a timeless art gallery in your home.  Happy Winter!  Keep the Season by appreciating Mother Nature’s inspiration.  XOXO ~Amor Milagre

Do you have a birthday gift or baby shower to shop for?  Enjoy a rare 20% off sale on all art prints! The Valentine’s Day Sale ends Feb 14, 2019. Use Checkout Code: HAPPYLOVING.  Explore the large Sale Collection for more gift-giving inspiration!

Coming Up:  More new artwork from this new Mid-Winter Collection!

 

Music of the Moment:  Dedicated to the One I Love, The Shirelles / Mamas & Papas, Written by Ralph Bass and Lowman Pauling

 

 

 

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Shop Handmade Organic Holiday Gifts

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New! Organic ethical handmade silly dancing sheep tree ornaments, view in shop here!

The first snowfalls of the Winter season transform our world into a white forest of wonder.  We snuggle in with popcorn, cozy sweaters, games, and holiday music.  Pages fill with new friends, handmade organic ornaments twirl, and brushes dance washes of holiday hues, all waiting for you in The Shop at Dove Cottage.

Holidays and every day are about Love.  Being purely you sets you free to the Love you’ll feel for yourself, others, and Nature.  More self-health help and fun holiday stories can be found in my books.  Many more will be available to help soon.  We are all valuable, wonderful, and gifted in our own ways.  Be you every moment.  Happy Holidays and every day, ~Amor Milagre

View and Order your magical unique little Silly Dancing Sheep Ornament, Illustrated Garden Alphabet Letters, and lots more in The Shop at Dove Cottage by Amor Milagre.  Customize my handmade gifts for your Dear Ones!  View “Sage in Winter” for a lovely children’s book gift and fun holiday celebrations.

View the Silly Dancing Sheep Ornaments & Illustrated Garden Alphabet Letter Artwork.

Music of the Moment:  Walking in the Air, Singer:  Peter Auty, Written by: Howard Blake, The Snowman film soundtrack

So beautiful, mesmerizing, meditative, and peaceful…