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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

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

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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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Colour Mood: Black Mulberry, Personal Style Tips

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Coming Up:  More from The Colour Mood Series.

 

Music of the Moment:  Spooky, Dusty Springfield

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

 

Shop Colour Mood: Black Mulberry

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

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

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

 

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Home Renovation Design Diaries: Choosing Empowering & Healing Artwork

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

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

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

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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Healthy Child & Parent Recipes are coming up!

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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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Q & A Miniview: 10 Helpful Relaxing Holiday Tips

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Happy Holidays!

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

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

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

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

 

I hope you have a lovely, safe holiday.

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

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

Music of the Moment:  The Christmas Waltz, Frank Sinatra

 

 

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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

Coming Up:  More from The Colour Mood Series.

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

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

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Painting It White!  The trees, the walls, the cracks between garden stones, the sky, the chimney, the windows, and the page.  A world transformed over night!  There are many fun things to do at the first snowfall, and here are ten ideas to try.  Happy Early Holidays! XOXO ~Amor MilagreAmor Milagre 10 Things to Do at First Snowfall, Early Winter Holiday Traditions 2019 Ethical Organic Gift Shop Handmade Art Baby & Child Parent Family paper snowflakes kids amormilagre.com

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

  1. As the seasons change, so do we.  We slow down by changing mindsets from gardening outside to playing in the snow:  making snow animals & angels, taking snowy strolls, and going sledding.
  2. The music selection changes to more cheerful holiday favourites, cozy moody winter songs, and ancient lullabies.
  3. The menu switches from light garden fare to sumptuous soups and stews, homemade bread, and sweet roasted vegetables such as squash, pumpkin, and potatoes.
  4. Journaling to process the previous season, which was quite busy, is always a good relief, source of relaxation, and goal inspiration for the season ahead.  This helps to live in and enjoy the present moment.
  5. Attention to the other side of nature, the structures, is a fascinating study of mine, and will soon be reflected in new Winter Collections.  How do the branches intersect?  How does each snowflake lay softly down?  Who darts up trees and perches by your window in beautifully coloured furs and feathers?
  6. The quiet stillness is a productive time for empaths and creatives.  We can unwind and let go, thus allowing so many new positive messages and expressions to be effortlessly released.
  7. Decorating is so much fun for all ages.  We love having Dear Ones over to decorate the tree.  Little touches, simple and uncluttered, allows us to see the room and the baubles.  At the first sign of snowflakes, we swiftly got out the white paper and scissors, and made our craft for the day:  windows of snowflakes, each one unique.
  8. We adore letter writing and card sending with picture updates and newsy notes on what is happening here, in town, and with Dear Ones.  Decorating the back of envelopes is fun for little artists.
  9. As the snow lightens the exterior, we lighten the interior with fresh paint to reflect the natural light.
  10. A delicious pleasure is to change out accent pillow cases, bedding, art in frames, and little dinnerware pieces to be more full of holly, velvet, and wintery warmth.
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The Crayon Club, Winter 2019
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Entryway Renovation Reveal is Coming Up!

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More Holiday & Seasonal Inspiration is Coming up!

The Ethical Bookshop

A Gentle Life Collections by Amor Milagre.

Romantic Ethically Handmade Gifts for All Ages!

 

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

 

 

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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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Coming Up:  More from The Colour Mood Series.

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.

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Music of the Moment:  Celtic Winter Folksongs

 

 

 

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Home & Garden Renovation Design Diaries & Tips: Right Plant Right Place

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‘The right plant in the right place’ gardening principle is all about choosing the right plant, that you love, and placing it in the right conditions (soil, wind, air, water, sun, temperature, etc), but also in the right place in the garden. 

Our house renovations extend into the garden as the overgrown shrubs and trees were placed too near the house walls, windows, and doors years ago.  Choosing the right plant for the expected mature growth is also very important.  Yes, all the baby plants look tiny and darling when you first tuck them into their new beds, but oh how they will grow!  The plants in our garden here are over 30 years old and many look lovely as a hedge border, but too many are sick because they are too near manmade structures and are not getting the proper amount of light and air circulation.  House foundation and siding issues are common for old houses that have large, deeply rooted, plants too near the house walls.  This week, we’ve been busy removing such large plants, but it’s sad to cut any living plant.  For empaths, it hurts.  It’s very important to choose and place your plants in a well-planned spot because they spend their whole lives striving, growing, and surviving the conditions you place them in, only to be cut down at their beautiful peak.

Everyone can design their gardens with the knowledge of plants so that we may look out the windows to admire them, sit amongst them with a cup of tea, take care of them over a long loving lifetime, and so they may proudly grow in beauty and age undisturbed.  Research your plants before you add them into the Earth, move them, prune, or remove them.

*All ages enjoy Nature, gardening, and plants.  Nature calms the nerves, solves problems, and restores us to our real Selves.  This state opens our ‘Light of Love’ up to the knowledge of the Universe, and this helps us, here, in our daily lives.  Be kind to your plants and they will continue to take great care of you, too.  Live in Nature, where life makes sense…Shop Amor Milagre Garden Redesign Home & Garden Renovation Right Plant Right Place Autumn 2019 Ethical Romantic Gift Collections amormilagre.com

Plants provide beautiful sound barriers as well as creating fresh oxygen for us all.  They are dependable homes for all living animals and insects, and inspire us to live outside more.  If you do have to cut branches, place them in the woods or in a spot in your garden to make a nice organic compost pile.  This also makes a nice home for your garden dwelling wildlife.  Today, we made a kind of burrow stack in the side woods and invited all the animals and faeries to nestle in before Winter.  Back into the Earth to renew and provide nutrients for a most precious gift, Soil.

How difficult are the roots to remove?  Probably very as that is their beautiful design.  Will everyone like the plants you’re adding?  Yes, at some point, we all move on and new gardeners come in.  It’s tricky to please everyone as plants keep our connections and memories, but if we let go and sense the plants as they truly are, we can appreciate them as they are, connected in Nature.  We couldn’t help but notice that rhododendrons are tricky ones.  Roots spreading sideways like walking trees…so many roots and shoots.  These plants need space, so next to a house is not a good place for them, especially if left to grow into a hedge.

Our new garden plans are coming up so please stay tuned!  In the meantime, take a wander outside into the botanical world and browse your library.  Experience the marvels of Nature.  You can save seeds and spread Nature everywhere again, while keeping in mind to preserve our silly manmade structures, so we use less of Nature’s resources to rebuild our neglected, non-living contraptions.  Exploring how Nature grows proves human invention nonsensical.  How truly smart Nature is…how she weaves all her creations together in such a harmonious world of inclusiveness.  We are the ones who are getting in her way.  Oh, how I wish I were the wind, a snail, a fox, or a more natural human…perhaps I once was and will be again…but for now, I’ll take care of her and us.  Happy Nature Explorations!  XOXO ~Amor Milagre

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

Coming Up:  New Garden Beds and Planting Spring Bulbs and Seeds

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Music of the Moment:  Scarborough Fair, Simon & Garfunkel

 

 

 

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Home Renovation Design Diaries: Good Morning, Christmas Rose Cottage

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For months prior to moving, I planned the designs for our new home.  Only after removing the layers of days lived before could I recognize this house as our home.  Good Morning, Christmas Rose Cottage!  We’ll help you to be a cozy reverie before the winter holidays visit.

The dusty & dysfunctional:  curtains, carpets, plumbing, fixtures, cabinets, windows, doors, and heating system need removing, updating, and fixing.

This month’s renovations include:

  • New flooring (cork underlay and FSC Certified sustainable engineered wood flooring)
  • Editing the gardens to allow for Spring bulbs and new garden designs
  • Updating bathrooms
  • Washing Windows
  • Testing Heat Efficiency
  • Parging textured walls and fireplace
  • Paint swatches everywhere including the exterior, patching, and painting
  • Measuring for new furniture, designs to build, and lighting
  • A general unpacking of our things and tidying/selling of things left behind

There is much to do and little time, but the breeze is lovely and Autumn is letting her hair down in golden leaves.  More renovation inspiration to come.  Happy Autumn Leaf Enjoying Days and Happy Renovating to those walking in our dusty shoes!  XOXO ~Amor Milagre

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Music of the Moment:  The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker”

 

 

 

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New Home Renovation Design Diaries: First Dusty Days

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In the midst of our sneezing party, carpets and curtains caked in age old dust make a swift exist through our newly seen doors.  We explore the light and air in each room, finding secrets and mysteries of the house, cleaning along the way, and leaving paint marks behind like rainbow snails.  Boxes pile to the ceiling, revealing more work to be done, and things, here and there, are tucked into their new place.  New appliances test the nerves of old fixtures.  A garden tour reveals seeds from Summer blooms.  The ‘have you seen the’ and “just over there please’ echo about our new home.  We learn new sounds and are thrilled to have left the old ones behind.  Autumn greets us in every window.  We are very pleased with the sounds of air in the gorgeous garden trees, (open windows), and more renovation design journal posts will travel to your inbox soon, (subscribe below).  Our first calm day ever is here, and our times ahead will be even better once we soothe this old heating system’s sore throat to ensure our sweet, quiet dreams.  Happy October!  XOXO ~Amor MilagreAmor Milagre New Home Renovation Design Diaries 1st Dusty Days 2019 Ethical Organic Gift Shop Handmade Gift Shop Art Autumn decor sugar fruit garden bay windows amormilagre.com

My favourite aspect of a room are the windows, natural light, and connecting the gardens to the interior so it all feels like one peaceful design.

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Coming Up:  A cozy plum living room and fireplace makeover!

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Always be careful when removing old flooring because you don’t know what kind of, now rusty, staples and hardware were used to attach it.  Opening windows and covering your mouth/nose, especially if you have allergies, can help keep dust and dander from making you ill.  Old flooring and the layers underneath are very unhealthy to inhale.

Removing any flimsy, eye-blocking window grids (not for structural strength) helps you see out into Nature and prevents splinters for all ages.  It’s less distracting, it helps to keep windows clean, and the room feels less stuck for optimal design and mindful reflection.  There were many windows here with these grids barely hovering on the windows, but unfortunately the few newer windows have this inside the glass, so we’re stuck with those for a bit.  My designs are centered on openness.  The less lines that divide the home the less that lines will divide the mind.  All is connected.  Be free and open in Nature…

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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?

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

Inspiration for Kindness:  When leaving a home, give the gift of a clean space, less to do for new owners, and remove all old dusty items as part of the house sale.  Many people have allergies and are tired during a move.  Be kind by caring about every little thing, because it takes a lot of energy and time to remove every dusty little thing, and it’s nice to come home on the first day to a pleasing, healthy space to unpack and exhale.  🙂

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Music of the Moment:  Cool Autumn Breeze in the Trees

 

 

 

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Custom Built Home Design Moments: Goodnight, Dove Cottage

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

Goodnight, Dove Cottage

Our new house renovation will begin soon!

XOXO ~Amor Milagre

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for your Patience.

 

Coming Up:

New Home Renovations!

New Book:  The Art of Packing & Moving

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

 

A Few Related Posts:

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

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

10 Helpful Tips For Healthy New Beginnings

New Home Shopping Tips: House & Land Search

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

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

 

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

 

 

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Colour Mood: Thank you Summer, Late Summer Days

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

Coming Up:  More from The Colour Mood Series.

Amor Milagre Colour Mood Late Summer Days Thank you, Summer 2019 Ethical Organic Gift Shop Handmade Gift Shop Art Baby & Child creeping thyme cottage garden amormilagre.com

Amor Milagre Colour Mood Late Summer Days Thank you, Summer 2019 Ethical Organic Gift Shop Handmade Gift Shop Art Baby & Child foxglove flower moss cottage garden amormilagre.com

Amor Milagre Colour Mood Late Summer Days Thank you, Summer 2019 Ethical Organic Gift Shop Handmade Gift Shop Art Baby & Child grass beach stone wall ocean amormilagre.com

Amor Milagre Colour Mood Late Summer Days Thank you, Summer 2019 Ethical Organic Gift Shop Handmade Gift Shop Art Baby & Child grass beach ocean basket purse letter bookshelf amormilagre.com

Amor Milagre Colour Mood Late Summer Days Thank you, Summer 2019 Ethical Organic Gift Shop Handmade Gift Shop Art Baby & Child beach ocean surfing amormilagre.com

Welcome Home, Autumn…

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

 

Music of the Moment:  Gypsy Hymn, Johnny Flynn