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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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New Book: Leona’s Nonna, The Love Letter Diaries #1

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Leona’s Nonna

by Amor Milagre

Original Novel Book Series:  The Love Letter Diaries #1

Loving Life Inspiration for: Empaths, Sensitive People, and All!

A book for all ages from 0-100000+

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NEW BOOK!  Explore Leona’s beautifully sensitive and empathic world as she becomes a part of a compassionate town of friends.  This loving book series is called The Love Letter Diaries #1.  She spreads a light of love wherever she goes, and so can we all!

Inspiration for a loving family and a Gentle, Healthy, Organic Lifestyle.  This story is helpful for anyone who is healing, grieving, sensitive, empathic, or beginning a new chapter in their life!  Meet some new friends in this first story and follow along as each exciting new book is released.  These are real stories for real people, teaching awareness for helping our Selves and others.  Open to the glorious beauty of Nature that is everywhere and in all of us!

This book is my way of showing the world how to live a peaceful daily life which inspires a kind, healthy, and loving universe.  Each book is themed after a season, and this is the Summer Festival!  The story is set in a small European town.  This way of living can be taken with you anywhere you go.  I hope you enjoy experiencing all of the fun and sweet events through Leona’s senses, and perhaps you will be inspired to introduce your town to some new positive ideas each season of Nature.  We can hand down loving traditions to each generation, and that is precisely what Leona’s Nonna did for her and all!

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

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*View information about how this book is ethically handmade and for upcoming formats,

please visit this page:

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This is an original book by Amor Milagre.  All Rights Reserved © 2019 Amor Milagre.  More information here.

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Check back for the second book in this series!

A Gentle Life Book Collection for all ages!

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These books are excellent presents for holidays, birthday gifts, and for every day!

Don’t forget to include the text for your customized inscription from the author!

You will also be able to write a special Love note to the gift recipient right in the book.  There is a little area designed just for your personalized words.

Message me or include your message in the special shipping instruction section at checkout.

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

Coming Up:  Audiobook for this Book!

 

Music of the Moment:  Pink Moon, Nick Drake

 

 

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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!

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

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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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 & Interior Design, please send your messages and details here.

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

 

 

 

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Winter Garden: Birch Bark & Ice Crystals

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

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

December Holiday Sale!

Happy Gift-Giving!  Save 20% Storewide on All Products with Checkout Code: CELEBRATE

(Now through January 1st 2020)

 

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

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You can now Follow Amor Milagre on Instagram.  We’re new, so our page will soon be filled with new posts and products!

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

 

 

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Home Renovation Design Diaries & Tips: Yoga Painting

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

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

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

When choosing paint colours, the natural light and room purpose are important to consider.  Look for healthy no-VOC paint options.  Find the family of colours you like, then choose one with enough earthiness for a soothing countenance.  Try it on every wall to see the shadows at all times of day.  What feels comforting to you?

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

Coming Up:  A Custom Colour Service

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

Music of the Moment:  Ace of Spades, Link Wray

 

 

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Music of the Moment:  Everyday, Buddy Holly

 

 

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December Holiday Sale! Shop Ethical Loving Unique Gifts for All

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December Holiday Sale!

Happy Gift-Giving!  Save 20% Storewide on All Products with Checkout Code: CELEBRATE

(Now through January 1st 2020)

This is my favourite season!  Here is a helpful sale for you to find unique, personalized gifts for your Dear Ones.  All collections are ethically handmade with positive energy and the greatest care.  For books, message your inscription details.  For custom orders, message your ideas.  For you, I hope your Winter is dear and loving!  I love being a part of your gift giving surprises!  Happy Holidays, XOXO ~Amor Milagre

Music of the Moment:  The Wish That I Wish Tonight, Sung by Dennis Morgan, Music by M.K. Jerome, Christmas in Connecticut Movie (1945)

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

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It’s December.  We stroll along frosted garden moss.  Air, crisp and cool.  Raining and snowing, freezing and thawing, the water and ice activate seeds of beauty for Spring blooms.  White ruffles and velvety family bedtime tales cozy up in this special room, ready to be made over.  After painting and flooring, this master bedroom renovation reveal will soon be shared.  What a pleasure it is to collect items for each room’s mood over time.  Oceanic artwork, cuddly pillows, poofy comforters, and frosty curtain mornings invoke ancient stories, falling onto jeweled journals, and the teacup swirls.  Shell studies from walks on the beach lay on open pages of hand-torn printing paper.  Feel the edges and textures here.  Precious, adored, delicate, strong, powerful, and wise.  A room that feels like floating on ocean waves and tucked up in a soft shell, safe and sweet, yet cool, energizing, and centering.  For custom interior design, message me with your details.  What do you want your space to feel like?  Which moods do you Love?  From Christmas Rose Cottage, I’m wishing you a serene holiday season full of rejuvenation and peaceful rest…XOXO ~Amor Milagre

New Collection Coming 2020:  La Mer

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Coming Up:  More from The Colour Mood Series.

Music of the Moment:  Silver Bells

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Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sale! Shop Ethical Loving Unique Holiday Gifts for All

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Black Friday – Cyber Monday Sale!

Our Biggest Sale Yet!  Save 25% Storewide on All Products with Checkout Code: HOLIDAY (Now through Dec. 2nd)

This is my favourite season!  Here is a helpful sale for you to find unique, personalized gifts for your Dear Ones.  All collections are ethically handmade with positive energy and the greatest care.  For books, message your inscription details.  For custom orders, message your ideas.  For you, I hope your Winter is dear and loving!  I love being a part of your gift giving surprises!  Before you shop this season, see what you already have!  Happy Holidays, XOXO ~Amor Milagre

Music of the Moment:  Happy Holiday, Bing Crosby

 

 

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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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Entryway Renovation Reveal is Coming Up!

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More Holiday & Seasonal Inspiration is Coming up!

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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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New Illustrations: Golden & Earthen: The Enchanted Tree: New Children’s Book & Art Collection

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My favourite recipe:  Evening, Painting, and Magic!  View the New Illustrations for this very special upcoming children’s book, The Enchanted Tree.  For the Love of Nature and All, XOXO ~Amor Milagre

The Enchanted Tree

Shop This New Collection! Golden & Earthen

View This Collection’s Release Post Here.

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Music of the Moment:  Ancient Melodies

 

 

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Holiday 2019 Ethical Gift Guide: Reused & Recycled Leather & Post Consumer Materials

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Shopping for the holidays is fun, but it’s more fun to feel good about your choices.  The choice of materials used to make your gifts is an important one that affects everything and everyone. 

When I saw how much waste there was in the fashion industry, I was very upset, especially as a vegan seeing a room full of shoe leather samples about to be thrown away.  So, naturally I asked for them, as they thought it was garbage.  With permission, I carried home 700 animals on my back that hot NYC summer, and the sample room was saved.  (That is, until new samples arrived, but by then I had quit).  Not easy, but my conscience wouldn’t let me leave it there.  How much is wasted?  What chemicals and treatments are used, altering the original materials so they are not healthy for all involved?  How much did not need to be there in the first place, especially anything to do with animals and toxic chemicals?  How have these toxins affected the makers?  What we can do now is to use any materials that are already made, and stop making the new ones that are harmful to animals, the environment, and us.

I informed the company owner, while sharing an elevator ride, of these wasted materials and proposed how he could use them for smaller products.  I also explained the need for recycling bins on all the floors.  He said thank you and that he’d look into it… Recycling bins did appear the next week and were immediately filled up.  Not sure if he decided to use the samples, but in many companies now, recycled items are even more expensive than the regular material ones.  It is a trend and it often costs more/uses more energy to recycle and process old materials into new ones.  In some cases, depending on the product, we can use the old materials as they are to make something they were meant for.  The preference is to buy fresh items, so could there be a new recycling process that is efficient, affordable, and responsible?  This early work experience expanded my intention to have my own company and make healthy collections for all ages.

I made and sold many wallets, handbags, apparel, business card holders, etc out of the rescued/recycled leather samples and have now sold out of them.  I included information about how these products were recycled.  The downside to making things out of leather, even if recycled, is that it still visibly promotes the making and selling of animal skins, so…if you do buy recycled or vintage leather pieces, it’s important to tell others that they are recycled and not new.  When you get a compliment on an item that was recycled or repurposed, you can thank them and add this special talking point of what it was made of.  Then soon, word will spread, information will be known, understood, and accepted, and all the materials sitting around in warehouses and storage rooms can be used.  People will understand the importance of wearing healthy materials on their skin and how harmful chemicals can injure their body.  New, very sustainable plant materials can be the replacements, inviting positive inventors to come up with new lovely ideas and designs.  Smaller collections can be ‘the thing’ again, with more attention to durability and detail.  Oh, how all of the animals, empaths, vegans, children, pacifists, animal activists, and Mamma Nature will cheer!

There is a valuable wealth in what is already here.  How can we use it well?

Organic fabrics and materials made of plants, from sustainable sources, are great for apparel, handbags, throw blankets, tents, shoes, outerwear, upholstery, and for all!  What materials are being wasted in your industry?  How can you promote a redirection for new uses of these otherwise wasted materials?

When holiday shopping, research for ethical, responsible companies.  Buy less for your Dear Ones, but perhaps the things you do buy will be so very much appreciated in their positivity and healthy meaningfulness, the recipient will feel even more loved and adored.  I inspire you to have a beautiful and healthy shopping experience.  Ethicals brands are spreading, and also, many of these makers have so much fun inventing unique and powerfully positive gifts for you!  Happy Holiday Shopping and Happy Creative Recycling!  XOXO ~Amor Milagre

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Some old recycled/vintage gifts you could give are:  Records & record players, vintage handbags, family heirloom jewelry, handmade cards, reusable annual gift boxes, handmade gifts using unwanted materials (can be very nice as long as you craft it well), custom tailored apparel, raw materials to recycle as the imagination sees, antique books, and repurposed antique furniture, if not too dusty.  Many community places would love craft materials, such as a jar of buttons for your local library’s children craft day every week.  Fabric, felt, scissors, thread, etc would all be good to donate.  Crafty teens, and all ages, like to frequent vintage clothing shops, so donating unwanted clothing and items would be fun for them to browse and recreate old into new.  (Look for non-toxic, well made items in good condition to last another lifetime).

Gift Ideas to Prevent Too Many Materials to Be Recycled are:  Reusable daily items in healthy materials such as glass containers for drinks, organic cotton tote bags and natural woven baskets for weekly shopping, washable lunch containers for all ages, and flower seeds from your garden (perfect time to gather seeds is now in the Autumn).  Fresh fruit and vegetables are a wonderful gift as they are beautiful, delicious, and the packaging is edible/compostable.  If a friend handed you a sweet pear as a holiday gift, wouldn’t you hug them?  A basket of squash, pumpkins, broccoli, spinach, and apples? Lovely, my shopping for the week is done!  A picnic or walk outside is also a wonderful gift:  The gift of your company and friendship.

Support your community!  Shop local, when available, to save shipping materials, fuel use, and to promote local makers.

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For our good health and yours, Atelier Amor Milagre makes magical collections using responsible materials.  For more information, please see the Ethical Materials Page.  New Art & Design Studio Interiors are coming up 2020!

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Music of the Moment:  Trouble In Paradise, Rufus Wainwright

 

 

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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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New Film: Golden & Earthen: The Enchanted Tree: Children’s Book & Art Collection

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Magical and golden.  Restful and shimmering.  A peaceful inspiring story of Nature.  Beautiful celestial stationery and artwork options for the home, office, nursery, and any space!  Gifts for the Self and for Dear Ones.  All ages can enjoy these two new Autumnal Collections:  Golden & Earthen, The Enchanted Tree.  View the 1st post for this A Gentle Life Collection release here.  More NEW paintings will be added in this week, XOXO ~Amor Milagre

Shop This New Collection! Golden & Earthen

 

The Enchanted Tree

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Music of the Moment:  Clair de Lune, Claude Debussy

 

 

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Ethical Stationery Collection: ‘Tis the Season for Letter Writing

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A pen on paper, scrolling letters, a soul unwinding.  Evening at a desk or morning in bed.  A note from a park bench or a postcard from a mountain peak.  A story, a song, a dream, a wish!  How lovely to write a letter to old and new Dear Ones!  Where will the lines take you?  What kind of letter will it be at the last “Love, your friend…?”

There are so many fun things to do with a letter.  Frame it, keep it in a favourite box to reread later on cozy fireplace holiday nights, scrapbook it, share good news with friends, and reply to it.  Adorn the envelope in mail art:  children’s masterpieces, funny & beautiful postage stamps, love notes, doodles & comics, riddles & jokes, hearts & holiday symbols.  Will your letters give enjoyment to the mail delivery people?  How can we share joy with everyone we encounter?  What kind of energy are we sending out? 

Enjoy designing your own personalized address stamps and stickers with themes that reflect your passions and interests.  Not only is sending a letter a beautiful experience and practice, but gifting stationery sets for friends, tailored for their unique everything, is fun to ponder and peruse.  What feels like them?  What do they like?  Stamp sets are fun to play with each time you write to someone Dear to you, letting them know of your week.  You can celebrate your life and the changing seasons with snowflakes in the corner and funny anecdotes dancing down the page, in your current handwriting style.  All ages can write, draw, and share.  There are infinite ways to communicate.  Everyone is included and can keep in touch.  Send audio-letters or video-letters, braille books, and music to express your emotions and stories.  It doesn’t take much time to say “Hello!”  See?  Think creatively.  Care packages are fun to make and receive.  Look for sustainable materials when shopping for stationery.  Reuse what is going to be recycled or was recycled.  There is enough material out there to reuse without needing new materials.  What are you celebrating this year?  Big or small, it all counts as something to Love.

So much can be expressed in a letter.  Let someone know you.  Speak out, and be purely you!  Be safe.  Love being purely you, and Live in the Light!  Get out, walk to the mailbox, breathe in the fresh air, and see the leaves change.  You’re alive and can do so many wonderful things!  Write for positive change, write for Love, write for Peace!  Write to help.  Everyone loves to get mail, feel loved, and give Love out into the Universe.

Natural light on the page, a note held in your hand, feels good.  Energy was given here.  So much adored, so much forgiven, so much loved, so much shared, so much sensed, and so many laughs and smiles prompted upon opening.  What would you like to write in a letter…to your friends, family, and Self?  Who you are pours onto the page.  This is a good way to get to know someone, no matter their age or relationship to you.  My favourite penpal was my grandmother.  Always loving and fascinating, and all in beautiful cursive penmanship.  Subtle advice, but mostly updates on ‘goings on’.  We both preferred letters to the phone.  It’s much easier to hear one another in a letter.  There is time to hear and re-hear.  What words come through that are not specifically written on the page?

Letters are a way to support, gently, even when far from home.  Letters connect you.  Keep them in your pocket and in your heart!  You can even write one for the person in the next room.  Leave a love note in a coat pocket or at the breakfast table, no postage needed for these very local ones.  The excitement of giving & receiving mail is lovely.  What Autumnal treasures and events would you like to explore and share stories about this season?  Let someone know when you’re thinking of them, any day of the year.  Happy Letter Writing & Happy Holidays!  XOXO ~Amor Milagre

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Coming Up This Season:  New Greeting Card Sets & Many More Card Options

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Music of the Moment:  Pink Moon, Nick Drake

 

 

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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!

 

Music of the Moment:  Celtic Winter Folksongs

 

 

 

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Happy Autumn Sale! Shop Ethical Loving Unique Holiday Gifts for All

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Happy Autumn Sale!

Save 15% Storewide on All Products with Checkout Code: FALL19 (Now through Nov. 30th)

This is my favourite season!  It is also my favourite time to stock up on holiday gifts to inspire a lovely, relaxing holiday.  I’ve enjoyed my shopping, and now I can have fun in other ways like: cooking, decorating, painting, and rustling through leafy seas.  Here is a helpful sale for you to find unique, personalized gifts for your Dear Ones.  All collections are ethically handmade with positive energy and the greatest care.  For books, message your inscription details.  For custom orders, message your ideas.  For you, I hope your Autumn and Winter are dear and loving!  I love being a part of your gift giving surprises!  XOXO ~Amor Milagre

Music of the Moment:  This Will Be (An Everlasting Love), Natalie Cole

 

 

 

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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

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

 

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

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

 

 

 

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Autumn Halloween Sale: Handprinted Organic Toddler Tees

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Happy October!  Save an extra 15% with code:  HALLOTEENY on All Organic Toddler Tees!

Size 2T or 4T

Tee Collection:  Organic Cotton Apparel is 100% Certified Organic and GOTS Certified.  The fabric is very soft and washes well.  The ink is eco-friendly, sustainably made, and non-toxic.  A small amount of this tee collection is available from the limited printed series of original graphic designs from my Children’s Books, the Collector’s Edition (Hand Designed, Silkscreened, and Cured.)  Snap up these fun, spooky gifts for your little trick-or-treaters!

We moved to our lovely new location and now All New Orders are Ready to Ship!  Happy Halloween!  XOXO ~Amor Milagre