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Q & A Miniview with Amor Milagre: A Scrumptious Trio

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

Q:  What are your favorite food combinations for cooking family dinners?

A:  I have many, but for Winter, I really love organic ginger root, garlic, and shallots together…in everything!  It works gently in sauces, soups, appetizers, on vegetables, in dips, and with fruit to create a softness.  The scent fills the house with a warm, cozy cloud of sweet ginger.  Our bodies love it because it really helps boost the immune system and keep us healthy with all the germs about in town.  I like to sauté these three, minced, in olive oil, salt, and pepper, on low heat.  When tender, add in other things or add it on top of others.  We’ll be growing these in our new garden, here at Christmas Rose Cottage, this Spring -Summer -Autumn.  This healthy superfood grouping is soothing for the senses and for stomachs, little and big.  Ginger was very helpful for maternity illness.  I find natural foods so beautiful.  The garlic’s airy winged shells, the ginger’s aromatic colour, and my tearful shallotful eyes try to admire their lilac and russet hues fading into one another. 

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

 

Music of the Moment:  Vent Frais, Cécile Corbel

 

 

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Music of the Moment:  Everyday, Buddy Holly

 

 

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New Loving Novel Series, A Gentle Life Book Collection

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Last night, I finished the fourth loving novel for my new series.  I want to live in these books!  They are so sweet and fun.  I hope the universe is inspired to laugh along and to bring the words to life in their daily rounds and holiday celebrations.  I strive to create this world for us, and I let it spill out of my pockets wherever we go.  Return to view the release for this New Book Collection.  Happy Snowy Days of Musing!  I wish you a peaceful holiday!

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There is something to finding the right fit for a journal.  The line spacing, ample area for your hand to rest as you write, the paper texture.  Does it feel good?  It is steady to allow quick flashes of imagery to glide and dance swiftly before overlapped with new scenes and conversations?  Will the spine look lovely on a bookshelf when the pages are filled and happy?  I really enjoy journals and sketchbooks for all purposes.  My new Journal Series will be flying over to the shop in 2020!  Just like my handmade books, the paper is FSC Certified.  When buying journals, I look for FSC Certified paper, too.

I’m very pleased about 2020.  It’s taken a long time to get here, but it surely didn’t need to.  My focus was always there, working, but so much energy had to be used to survive an insensitive world.  It could have been used to develop wonderful ideas to help all and keep good health for this empath and our family.  My books show how easy it is for the world to boost good health and compassion for all, every moment.  And…how fun it is to live positive moments!  I think it will be a very productive and peaceful year to build a lovely new foundation for all the years to come.  When the dust settles on our New House Renovation, many new items will be shared!  What kind of positive projects are you planning for next year?  Design it for you!  I hope you enjoy your 2019 tales and 2020 ahead!

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Coming Up:

The Bookshop:  A New Novel Series for All Ages!  This is the first post about this series.  In 2020, I’ll release at least four new novels to fall in Love with!  These are wonderful library additions and gifts for all ages to enjoy and revisit.  Older children-Adult will probably be the audience age group who enjoys this ‘something sweet’ the most, and little ones can enjoy a chapter at a time.  Everyone is included, and this series will keep growing every season.  It takes time to get to know someone, right? 🙂

The Crayon Club:  This week, I’ll share some fun winter children’s crafts to do anytime and for homeschool.

 

Encouraging the Imagination & Celebrating Individuality for Children of All Ages!

Live in the Light!

XOXO ~Amor Milagre

 

Music of the Moment:  The Only Living Boy In New York, Simon and Garfunkel

 

 

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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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The Favourite Series: Cozy Children’s Audiobooks

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

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

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

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

We enjoy these Audiobooks & Narrators:

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

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New products and collections release each season,

please check back for your custom, unique gifts!

 

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

 

 

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

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

New Collection Coming 2020:  La Mer

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Coming Up:  More from The Colour Mood Series.

Music of the Moment:  Silver Bells

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

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Our children are precious gifts!  They are miracles and absolute truth and beauty!  They deserve sensitive items for their sensitive everything.  For our family, we research and strive to find the healthiest brands before buying children’s apparel & items, from sweaters to spoons, and from books to bath soap.

There have not been many brands we love yet, or feel confident to share as responsible, ethical collections.  How could we really know?  Here are some that we have used for a few years, and whose company information seems to be nicely transparent.  What are your favourite ethical brands? 

We like certain items from these companies:

  • Jamie Kay:  The organic cotton items are now on our shopping list each growing season.  Beautifully designed and made, adorable to look at, cozy to wear in soft colours, easy to dress in, and timelessly photogenic for beautiful childhood photo albums and daily life.  This brand fits in with our Gentle Life of natural beauty and allowing the child’s essence to be the focus.  Easy shipping from New Zealand, and last for years +.
  • Babyganics:  Bath Time Soap
  • Under the Nile:  Lovey doll, wash cloths, toys, hats, bathrobes, swaddling blankets, sleep gowns, sunhat
  • DorDor & GorGor:  Infant onesies, tops, footed pants, scratch guard mittens, sleepsacks, sweaters
  • Natursutten:  Natural Rubber Pacifiers
  • Nook:  Nursing Pillow
  • Pure Baby:  Organic Cotton Coat
  • ErgoBaby:  Organic Carrier
  • Hape:  Wooden 1st Toys
  • HALO:  Sleepsacks
  • Niteo:  Overalls & Apparel
  • Naturapura: Tights & Apparel
  • Garden of Life:  mykind Organic Non-GMO Vitamins for Whole Family
  • Zoog Organic:  Bathrobe with Natural Dyes
  • Coyuchi:  Bedding
  • Seventh Generation:  Soaps, cleaners, laundry detergent, bath tissue, wipes, diapers
  • Caaocho:  Natural rubber bath toys
  • EcoLunchbox:  Stainless steel lunch tray dish
  • Green Sprouts:  Non-toxic Glass Cups/Bottles
  • Little Spruce Organics:  Various brands sell organic winter apparel and accessories.  We like choosing matching hats, mittens, coat, and scarves.  A great source for organic cloth diapers, inserts, and diaper covers.
  • Stonz:  Natural Rubber Boots
  • Handmade Organic Apparel & Accessories by Mindful Artists, Craftspeople, and Family Knitters (Local, and Online such as on Etsy)
  • Children’s Books that use FSC Certified Paper and non-toxic coatings, such as my Amor Milagre Bookshop.

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

There were more brands, but we sold or donated the items, and I lost track of the names in the busy first years of babyland.  I left out the others that we did try, but didn’t use, didn’t work well, or sadly are not now in business.  That pile was bigger than this list.  Everyone needs different things, but it took a while to find brands that are gentle for our sensitive skin, eyes, body, senses, budget, and lifestyle.  We often buy apparel a size bigger so the items are worn for a few years.  We buy quality items over cheap fast fashion, as they last longer, and in the end this saves money when well taken care of.  Well made items don’t have to be expensive, and with sales, very often cost less than the fast fashion/trendy items.  This post is not sponsored; I’m just sharing things we’ve found so far.  I hope this saves you some time.  I wish this list was given to me years ago.  It takes so much research to find healthy things we need.  As babies grow older, less items are needed, and fewer brands required, so finding our favourites becomes an annual pleasure to explore and way of expression.

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I made this list for you and the people in town who ask us where we get our clothes and other useful things.  We are drawn to well-made items using natural fibers that can be worn for many years, even during a big growth spurt.  We are old souls who connect with timeless, old fashioned, vintage styles in soft natural colours, using materials that are loving for highly sensitive skin and the senses.  Like the universe, the internet is a endless sea of connections and links, and I’m glad, Dear Ones, you found me here.  It’s not easy to shop in this time period in certain ways, but when we do find something we love, we wear it every day with confidence and appreciation for the maker.

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Except for my own company, Amor Milagre, I don’t know for sure how ethical and responsible these other companies truly are in practice, so feel free to research on your own, ask the companies questions, and message us if you find any unhealthy issues!  🙂 I inspire all companies to become responsible, so shopping may be effortlessly enjoyable.

And, for clothing, a general size standard could be redone, right parents?  It’s difficult to shop for baby & child when the materials and sizes are not what you need.  Custom tailored apparel can be a very good practice again for big and small companies, so the items fit and last many childhoods and lifetimes.  I may add a ‘lightly worn’ section to my shop soon for the beautiful organic items outgrown by little ones.  We buy quality and wear lightly so these heirloom pieces would be ‘like new’ for new little ones. 

Tip:  Read laundry labels for how each garment wants to be cared for.  Items last longer when not worn out or shrunk in the wash.  Take your time, listen to music, and fold with Love.  Little Ones love to put their things away, learning and contributing something, too.  We have a curious pattern here of having to patch only one knee in all pants.  *Learning to sew and care for clothing is a great gift to teach to children.

This gift guide list is a part of my new ‘Favourite Series’ which I’ll add to each season.  Happy Growing, New Babies, & Gift-Giving!  XOXO ~Amor Milagre

Colour Mood: Dusty Rose

This is our favourite apparel colour.  It suits rosy cheeks in soft natural dyed tones.

Coming Up:  More from The Colour Mood Series.

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The Ethical Bookshop

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Romantic Ethically Handmade Gifts for All Ages!

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New products and collections release each season,

please check back for your custom, unique gifts!

 

Music of the Moment:  Our Homemade Lullabies

 

 

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Amor Milagre: Ambassador for Positive Change, Let’s Redesign to Allow a Healthy World for Sensitive People & All

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Sensitivity is a Strength!  Sensitivity is Love!

I am an ambassador for positive change.  I am here to unveil that Awareness and Sensitivity are Love!  We are all born sensitive, but many lose their awareness of it.  Illness is a way it comes through, and clouding the awareness of our natural empathy will only cause more illness and suffering.  There is another way, dear human friends!  We can all listen to our Higher-Inner Self.  This is what it’s all about, connecting to our souls, and therefore connecting to everything and everyone that ever was, is, or will be.  This is where peace is.  Respect is there, too.  This is Love.  And…my Dear Ones, this is what we all are and need to be aware of.  So please read my blog posts here, and my books because I need to help us all get back to being extremely aware of…everything.  This is why I’m here, every time.  It was always this way, and as I continue to explore my Akashic Records in Meditation (more about this coming up), it seems to always be this way.  I am ‘The Teacher’, ‘The Advocate’, the sharer of information and messages from the timeless universe.  My new books are coming up, as fast I can make them and, of course, new blog posts and collections are lovingly being made here daily.

In the meantime, listen to your children, they know what love is and understand the awareness.  Let them teach you about Love and awareness.  Their wonder of the world is not only because they are new to it, it’s because they are aware of it and know it very well.  Teach them, of course, healthy humans ways, colours, numbers, words, but don’t forget that they are our teachers for the most important lessons for all lifetimes.  It’s in their smiles, their laughs, their LIGHT!  We are all born with the Light of Love.  It transcends all human words and we have it always.  Live in the Light! 

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*A place to begin is to think of sensitivity as a gift, because it truly is.  Being sensitive helps guide you.  It helps you trust your instincts and your Inner Voice.  Have the greatest respect for children and everyone, especially highly sensitive people.  It’s incredibly difficult for us to even just be here, and then even more so when we add the daily routines and unhealthy people, places, tasks, and conversations.  Sensitive people are amazing at solving issues that are vitally important to solve.  If we are allowed a world that feels safe and healthy, our health will improve, and our other gifts can be positively appreciated in making wondrous and helpful systems, ideas, and gifts for all.  Everyone wants to feel good, so let’s allow sensitive people to be allowed that simple right.

What can we all do in our own circles, routines, and powers to make positive changes for sensitive people and all to feel their senses relax and focus more easily on the day’s goals and pleasures?  Think about all the things that affect your body, emotions, abilities, etc.  Think of lighting, sound, vibration, crowds, electricity, chemicals, air, routines, basic needs, voices, attitudes, volume, scents, air pressure, and everything that could feel uncomfortable, painful, or dangerous.  When speaking to sensitive people, what kind of words do you use, what tone of voice?  Do you know they are sensitive?  Are you aware?  Now think of these things around you as if they were intensified to an unbearable level that shakes and disturbs the delicate nervous system and all that holds your body together.  Now you might be thinking of how a sensitive person experiences the world.  Could you focus and complete a task quickly if you felt massive pain just being in an unhealthy setting?Amor Milagre Christmas Angel Tree Roses About Me Live in the Light! Winter Holiday Decor 2019 Ethical Handmade Gift Shop amormilagre.com

For sensitive children, and parents of sensitive children, finding ways to communicate well is vital.  Children with speech challenges need to feel their voice is important, valued, and heard.  They need basic things and need to be able to ask for them each moment.  It’s incredibly frustrating to be unheard and in great need.  It’s a pain no one should experience.  Researching health conditions, ways of healing from trauma, and different ways of communicating is important to help those who live a more unusual life than others.  Their life has more layers because of the difference, and they have more gifts and strength because of it.  They very much need bridges of loving communications and a safe world to live in.  These very special people have so much grace and goodness to share with the world.  In sharing, they are able to feeling loving and contribute joy into the universe.  Their confidence will build and they will do many more great and healthy things for all people, including more sensitive people in need of help and love.

There is much to share and learn about how sensitive people feel in certain situations, places, and emotional environments.  There is also much for sensitive people to learn to keep their energy and stay healthy in a world that is not only unaware of their experiences, but too often condemns them and worsens their already difficult experiences.  Be kind and ask questions with loving communication.  Listening is learning.  Asking nicely, with an open heart, is being loving and sensitive back.  Have you heard anyone speak of the word ‘Sensitive’ as analogy for ‘Love’?  Now you have because it is!  Being sensitive to others is being loving towards others.  Love is not something reserved for a few people in your life.  This Universal Love is for all people, things, plants, animals, and places.  It is for the air we breathe, the water we drink, and all everywhere.  Patience is needed when learning, so be patient, as learning about a Sensitive World is going to take imagination, until you understand.  It may sound extreme because, for us, it is.  The pain is so extreme and often sudden, a non-aware person might not feel it right away, but it would still affect them right away, only realizing it in another form later on.

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Much of which we feel is chronic, meaning the world is not changing its’ levels of pollution, and we have to endure it, sort it, combat it, heal it, and rebuild from it every day.  Think of it as if your whole world, your house, your job, your health, everything crashed every day, and you have to rebuild it all.  When ill, more levels of sensitivity can more easily layer on top of the already heightened ones.  Senses that were extremely aware were overstimulated too much, caused injury, or were abused can cause such conditions where the senses are blasted out.  For example, sound can be incredibly much louder (hyperacusis) which can cause partial deafness when there is no break from the ‘deafening’ wall of sound, the brain and eyes have challenging aura or blindness, walking can be too painful, or chemicals can affect skin much more quickly or more extremely.  Sensitive people are often misunderstood as their painful suffering can be mistaken for unrelated things in a quick moment, glanced at by an unaware person.  Inflicting sensitive people with experiences that are painful for them is abuse.  Become aware of your affect on people, and treat everyone uniquely.  There is no blanket way to treat everyone, expecting the same reaction.  Treat everyone with love, patience, and empathy, including your Self.

If you are sensitive, loving the Self, even if others do not, is very important.  Listen to you Self and do what you need to do to be healthy in peaceful ways.  When the world is painful for sensitive people, we often accrue illness that layers on new and very dangerous illnesses.  It makes us even more sensitive, which is still not a weakness, though it might look like it, but it is a great strength because it takes energy that we constantly have to keep rebuilding.  We have to keep adapting and become stronger because of the unhealthy things in the world.  It’s beyond exhausting, which is one of the illnesses -chronic exhaustion.

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Hopefully, after reading this, you’ll never use the word ‘sensitive’ as an insult, and if you hear someone doing so, you can now educate them and say:  “Sensitivity is a Strength!”  If you meet someone that says they are sensitive, you can say with a warm empathic smile, “That is so wonderful!  If there is anything you think we can do differently to help everyone’s senses keep their energy, please let me know.”

Everyone is sensitive about something, on different levels of awareness, and has various combinations of sensitivity.  We can come back to an understanding by raising awareness, having conversations, and remembering that all of us are sensitive people who need help with something.  Why not help everyone by making acceptance and inventive flexibility a standard way of making positive changes?  Things change all the time, and we adapt, so let’s change things for the better, to improve health for all with natural easy ways, such as fresh air and day light, a less cluttered, loud world.  See how easily the senses come back down to a healthy rhythm to balance the body and reduce illness.  This, in turn, let’s us solve issues and be more mindfully productive, making sustainable choices in all we do!

Everything is simple, but hardly anyone sees it like that.  All the planes merge in one space, but not many are aware.  More helpful tips for unlayering into awareness are coming up!  Remember, awareness is freedom!  It is understanding.  It is Love!

My company collections, especially the bookshop and blog posts, raise awareness for Love and Gentleness so that all kinds of sensitive people, (which includes all children), can live in this world and feel safe, peaceful, and healthy.  If we can change harmful, negative words, emotions, attitudes, and environments to be healthy ones for sensitive people, our gifts can shine and make massively positive connections and solutions for all.  We all live in the same world, but many of us highly sensitive, highly aware people are suffering health-wise, socially, in the work place, and just everywhere from noisy, bright restaurants to our own homes polluted by others’ stress, overwhelming environmental settings, and pollution of all kinds.  True sustainability is being mindful, respectful, and loving of people and places.  In our homeschool classes here, we teach and learn about all kinds of ways people live.  It’s not only about what people eat, wear, and the languages they speak.  There is a universal language that all people share across all countries and time.  It is awareness.  It is Love!

Children’s classrooms and library book reading sessions are great places to have a peaceful place that is soft for the senses.  Children may sometimes like to make sounds, but they surely do not like being surrounded by loud sounds.  They need to feel safe, and their body needs to be at rest, and not in distress.  Fresh air is beneficial to all, not just fresh air systems, but windows opened to let in natural air prevents illness.  Fresh air gives energy that can be used to learn wonderful things!  I’ll be posting more on this blog about what we all can do to be more aware and sensitive.

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Amor Milagre signifies Miracle Love.  There is a universal light that shines when real love ignites infinitely.  Real love is always miraculous.  “Live in the Light!  Fill yourself up with love from within, and let it flow into everything you do!  Surround yourself with Love!” ~Amor Milagre

Amor Milagre’s ‘A Gentle Life Collection’ may be helpful for everyone, especially for:  Empaths, Synesthetes, Highly Sensitive People (HSP), Highly Intuitive People, Earth Angels, Light Workers, INFJ’s and all personality types, All Children, and Nature-Lovers.

This very important, universal message is included in my A Gentle Life Book Collection.

 

A Gentle Life Collections by Amor Milagre.

Romantic Ethically Handmade Gifts for All Ages!

 

Music of the Moment:  My Heartbeat

 

 

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Thanksgiving Cranberry Sauce Recipe: Delicious, Quick, Easy, Organic, Vegan, Sugarless

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Our family is always thankful for the gifts we share.  A favourite gift is one we gave to ourselves, a menu for Thanksgiving (+ every day and for all holiday meals) that is simple, delicious, vegan, organic, sugarless, and just what we like!  We did keep the cranberry sauce on the table, but this is how we make it:

Cranberry Sauce

Organic Vegan Ingredients:

To a pot, we add a bag/bunch of whole cranberries, grown and harvested from a responsible, organic local farm.  Add some water, cinnamon, a tiny pinch of pink salt, a crack of black pepper, and a lid.  Simmer for ~ 5 minutes until soft.  Sir, serve, and enjoy!

 

This recipe is included in my upcoming Cozy Winter Cookbook, containing vegan organic sugarless recipes that are simple and pleasurable to make.  These fruits are already sweet, so no ‘sugar’ is needed, but if you need to, you could add a tiny bit of natural sweetness with agave or date syrup.

Cranberries are lovely to eat throughout all four seasons, hot or cold just like a jam or fruit spread.  Dried cranberries are so versatile and can be used in fresh salads, dry nut mixes, in your morning oatmeal, baked in breads, and dotted over cold food salads and baked dishes.  Cranberries are a superfood and a good source of Vitamin C and antioxidants, as well as providing several other beneficial minerals.  They taste great, and if you’re new to them, take a little bit and keep trying until you’re used to it.  You might just love these red bog jewels!  They pair well with:  starches like toast and potatoes, green leafy vegetables, beets, and they compliment other rich flavours such as a velvety mushroom sauce on pasta.  Cranberries are amazing in pies, turnovers, tarts, crumbles, or served warm as a dessert with vegan icecream, with melted cacao, or on their own.

Unlike some other berries, this type was first named for the plant appearance itself, and not for the colour of the berry or plant name.  Cranberries originally got their name, Crane Berry, when settlers saw the plants’ flowers, and they thought the petals resembled the shape of a crane’s bill and head.  We’re going to try to grow some crane berries next year.  They like wet conditions and are grown from cuttings.  They are wild, native plants so hopefully it works well.  Stay tuned for our new gardens in 2020!

I made this brilliantly red sweet-tart side dish last night, and to the little diners’ delight, it only took a moment to cook.  Who says Thanksgiving dinner needs to be time consuming or stressful to prepare?  Or happen all on one day?  We like to celebrate the whole week with small simple pleasures.  Who planned the traditional odd menu of heavy foods that don’t really go well together or feel good to eat together?  It’s a juggling act of timing for the cook, who often does the cleaning and decorating as well.  Emotions transfer into food.  We’re mindful to cook with Love and Patience for a soothing day.  Moderation is a nice option as well. 🙂  You can always enjoy leftovers the week through, and they often taste better the next day anyways.  We’ve redesigned our holidays so we can relax and enjoy our day together in our new, quiet home.  I prefer the European menus with smaller amounts, but a balance of flavours and nutrition.  We like the plant foods in the usual spread, but we choose one at a time and mix them with lighter dishes for better digestion and more enjoyment of dining.  Remember, you may do what you like.  There are no rules for designing a holiday menu.  Which dishes are your favourites from all time?  A gracious Thank You! for connecting with us here, and a very Happy Healthy Thanksgiving to you and your Dear Ones!  XOXO Amor Milagre

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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For fun learning in the day, and soft peaceful sleep at night, there are many gifts to give this holiday to help little ones thrive, play, and rest.  The best one is Love.  Here is a list of some children’s gifts that we appreciate.

This gift guide list is a part of my new ‘Favourite Series’ which I’ll add to each season.  The only books and gifts on the lists that I know for sure are ethically made are from my own handmade collections.  The items here are chosen by the young, and as a parent, I agree that these are helpful, fun, and beautiful.  This is the children’s list!  Happy Gift-Giving! XOXO ~Amor Milagre

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

  • ***Kindness, hugs, kisses, stories, songs, compassion, patience, peace, respect, conversation, listening…Love…
  • Safe fun experiences, exploring Nature in fresh air, holiday traditions new & old
  • Music Boxes & Snow Globes
  • Books, Audiobooks, encouraging positive healthy messages (Amor Milagre Books, library books, Children’s Reading Book List)
  • Puzzles (Smaller number amount for younger kids)
  • Soft organic sleep toys and pajamas
  • Sweet lamp with dimmer, cozy reading chair
  • Baby gear:  for home, travel, nursery room
  • Live plants & trees in durable decorative pots
  • Special boxes to keep treasures
  • Ornaments, handmade, non-toxic
  • Memory games
  • A Mini Hurdy Gurdy is a great stocking stuffer.  It’s a tiny music box that cranks specific a well known song, and the boxes are often decorated in beautiful famous paintings and holiday cheer.  Little hands love to play music wherever they go
  • Russian Nesting Doll
  • Stationery, personalized and winter-themed, thank you cards
  • Cooperative games
  • Souvenirs, handcrafted, from trips around the world
  • Library kit with date stamper and book cards
  • Wooden cars, train sets, blocks
  • Framed 1st Footprint & handprint with baby name, birthday, height, weight, and memorable notes about their birth.
  • Holiday clothes – soft, organic, non-toxic, natural vegetable colour dyes, good fit
  • Modeling clay, homemade play dough (recipe in our A Day with Sage Book)
  • Colouring supplies, craft materials, recycled FSC Certified blank paper sketchbooks
  • Instruments, mini pianos, ukulele, bongos, percussion, rain sticks, and more
  • Slippers, robes, coats, mittens, hats, scarves, leg warmers (soft organic boiled recycled wool and organic cotton, in soft matching colours)
  • Jewelry, family picture lockets, in sustainable materials, sweet simple designs to grow into
  • Paper dolls & magnetic dress up dolls
  • Bookshelves, desks, craft table, chairs (no MDF)
  • Bookends, canopies, mobiles, mirrors, lovely closet organization baskets & bins, & nursery room decor (beautiful for when older, too)
  • Bedding:  Sheet sets, knit blankets, quilts, comforters, curtains (vegan organic soft hypoallergenic)
  • Mini trampoline, slide, swings, sandbox
  • Kid’s garden tool set
  • Kid’s snow sleds, shovel, snow suit, snow boots, a carrot, some raisins, 2 sticks, a scarf, a hat
  • Gardening flower seeds & bulbs
  • Holiday music
  • Jingle Bells
  • Song books, sing along music
  • Reused items, made into new items
  • Sewing Kits, everyone can learn to sew, to take care of what they have
  • Fun and practical school supplies (we homeschool)  Felt board, chalk board, paint, easel, paper, brushes, crayons, pencils, workbooks, books
  • Tea set, puppets & stage theater, acting & dress up costumes, holiday reindeer /angel /elf ear headbands
  • Baby dolls, animals toys, toy clothes, toy cradle beds & bassinets, doll bottles & food
  • Rocking animals
  • Organic Cotton Apparel, cozy sweaters & socks (soft, neutral colours)
  • Dollhouses, dollhouse toys
  • Customized gifts:  Personalized names, letters, initials
  • Kits:  Learn to make new things like a pot holder loom, art kit, bead kit, lego building kit, or any kid-safe specialized skill-building kit.
  • Greeting Cards, handmade or bought (recycled FSC Certified) with sincere hand written messages waiting inside
  • Special holiday decor, figurines, ornaments
  • Seasonal Artwork, and picture frames, change with the seasons for a cozy homey feeling
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  • Hand-carved wooden animals
  •  Picture albums, empty or full of family with names labeled to teach children about their family members who live near and far
  • Trikes, bikes, scooters, helmets, wagons
  • Baby bassinet, swing, cradle, blankets, stroller, stroller blanket, snuggies, hat, onesies, teether, rattle, ball
  • Healthy foods in a basket, glass food contains with lids, fun themed lunch boxes and travelling drink cups with lids, teaching little ones how to cook & bake, inclusiveness
  •  Silly made up bedtime stories, and more hugs and kisses.

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

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

This Children’s Book Reading List (View More Here) is a part of my new ‘Favourite Series’ which I’ll add to each season.  I can only recommend the books on this list in the means of imagination, and not always for how each book is made.  The only books on the lists that I know for sure are ethically made are my own handmade books.  All of my books feature the benefits of learning.  The books here are chosen by the young, and as a parent, I agree that these are helpful and beautiful.  This is the children’s list!  I won’t write our impressions, as it’s best to allow your first impression to be purely your own.  Many more children’s book reading lists are coming up!  Happy Reading! XOXO ~Amor Milagre

 

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

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

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

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

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

This Children’s Book Reading List (View More Here) is a part of my new ‘Favourite Series’ which I’ll add to each season.  I can only recommend the books on this list in the means of imagination, and not always for how each book is made.  The only books on the lists that I know for sure are ethically made are my own handmade books.  All of my books feature the benefits of learning.  The books here are chosen by the young, and as a parent, I agree that these are helpful and beautiful.  This is the children’s list!  I won’t write our impressions, as it’s best to allow your first impression to be purely your own.  Many more children’s book reading lists are coming up!  Happy Reading! XOXO ~Amor Milagre

 

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

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

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

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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

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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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Colour Mood: Caramel Cream, Personal Style & Home Design

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

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

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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

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Happy Halloween!

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Amor Milagre’s The Crayon Club, “Witch!” Age 4.

Sweet friendly magical ones wish you a Happy Halloween today!  Have a safe, fun, spooky, joyful, memorable, and lovely Halloween.  As you fall asleep, remember your Dear Ones who have passed.  See them smiling in the stars and sliding on the moon.  Make a Wish on a Pumpkin for them and for you!  XOXO ~Amor Milagre & The Crayon Club

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Exploring in town is bewitching this fall with: picturesque views, interesting antique tales, Halloween decorations, and costume parties for all!
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We had a lot of fun decorating our new house this October with an Autumnal witch, a pumpkin here, a mouse mummy there, and candles all around. So many new stories are inspired by home. Winter holiday decor imagery is coming up!

 

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Music of the Moment:  Con Toda Palabra, Lhasa De Sela

 

 

 

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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

Amor Milagre Home & Garden Renovation Design Diaries & Tips Planting Spring Flower Bulbs & Seeds in Autumn Trees Soil Health Organic Garden Ethical Gift Shop amormilagre.com

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.

Amor Milagre Home & Garden Renovation Design Diaries & Tips Planting Spring Flower Bulbs & Seeds in Autumn Trees Leaves Ethical Gift Shop amormilagre.com

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!

Amor Milagre Home & Garden Renovation Design Diaries & Tips Planting Spring Flower Bulbs & Seeds in Autumn Trees Soil Health Stop Pollution Grow Organic Foods Garden Ethical Gift Shop amormilagre.com

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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Pleasures for the Weekend: Autumn 2019

Amor Milagre Shop Pleasures for the Weekend Autumn Trees Sugared Fruit Fall Interior Decor 2019 Ethical Gift Shop amormilagre.com

A quiet walk under the swaying trees.  Laying on a blanket of uniquely beautiful leaves.  A harvest festival in town or garden.  Revealing treasures from a box marked “Autumn” and a sip of warm spiced cider kindle our hearts.  Bunny ears and witch hats patiently wait on the mudroom bench for their big day.  There are so many delights this season for us all to enjoy!  We’re washing sweaters and trying on last year’s coats, hats, and mittens.  Little ones grow with the trees.  Puzzles and ghost paintings sleep scattered on tarped floors.  Closets change over into plum knits and sienna layers.  Anise stars spin in pots on the stove, waking the Autumn elves each morning.  Crows soar and call all day, and pumpkins line the lane.  Spring flower bulbs are tucking into their new garden beds.  Paint swatches are being untaped from walls, and rollers kiss the dust away.  Windows are now clean and clear to view the rustling trees, and soon sweet delicate snowflakes.  Yesterday, Nature’s colours were bright, and overnight, they’ve turned crisp, golden, & earthen.  The leaves are falling fast, so let’s all get out and dance:  crunch, scuffle, shuffle!  Happy Golden Leaf Week & Happy Birthday Autumn Babies, Make a Wish!  XOXO ~Amor Milagre

Amor Milagre Shop Pleasures for the Weekend Autumn Mulling Spices Apple Cider Interior Decor 2019 Ethical Gift Shop amormilagre.com
XO in Cinnamon Sticks and Star Anise. Love everything you do and feel it in your food!
Amor Milagre Shop Pleasures for the Weekend Autumn Mulling Spices Apple Cider Fall Birthday Candles Interior Decor 2019 Ethical Gift Shop amormilagre.com
A birthday apple party is fun and scents our new home in a warm spicy cloud of Autumn’s fresh orchards.  What do you wish for this season?
Amor Milagre Shop Pleasures for the Weekend Autumn Trees Reflection Water Lake Vegan Hot Chocolate Cocoa Fall Interior Decor 2019 Ethical Gift Shop amormilagre.com
Vegan hot cacao is easy to make and very delicious. Use an organic nut milk and raw cacao. If you need to add something sweet, date syrup or agave syrup is nice. Just use a tiny bit and mix all together. Don’t forget the cinnamon, breathe, and enjoy! New Organic Vegan Cookbooks are coming this Winter 2020.

 

A Gentle Life Collections by Amor Milagre

Romantic Ethically Handmade Gifts for All Ages!

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More ‘Pleasures for the Weekend’ can be found on this organic lifestyle journal page and in an upcoming book series, with many more to come!

Music of the Moment:  Kindle My Heart, Liesel Matthews, A Little Princess Film Soundtrack 1995

 

 

 

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

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Rain drips from golden leaves outside my window.  Last night, I watched them dance in the windy night and I painted my first picture in our new home, at Christmas Rose Cottage.  Inky gold dust sang a lullaby, and a release of joy to be useful again burst from brushes and charcoal!  Another followed, and an entire story filled hungry pages.  A children’s book and artwork (originals, art prints, and stationery) for this fresh fall collection will breeze into the shop this week & more this Autumn.

Shop This New Collection! Golden & Earthen


Amor Milagre Shop Golden & Earthen The Enchanted Tree New Children's Book & Art Collection Coming Autumn 2019 Fall Leaves amormilagre.com

My collections appear in the shop, available to purchase, as they are made.  This allows my dear customers to snap up the original paintings, first prints, first greeting cards & stationery sets, and first book printings as I am working on the collections in real time.  They are new for me and for you!  The Enchanted Tree Collection will be the first in the Golden & Earthen Collection, new additions and a part of my Growing Collections.  This collection of artwork has backgrounds and imagery adorned in Earthen hues and glorious golden dust.  The soft colours feel beautiful for your interiors and senses. The golden pieces catch the light so you Live in the Light from morning to night.  The Figure Drawing Collection will grow and be added into Golden & Earthen, as well as other categories.  The collections are not only seasonal, but rather they grow as the years dance on and as positive memories are made here at Amor Milagre.  This year, many collections will be released, several who have been waiting patiently for us to move and unpack.  The Enchanted Tree is like these collections in the encouragement and Love for Nature and A Gentle Life!  It is lovely for all ages.  More Soon, XOXO ~Amor Milagre

Amor Milagre Shop Golden & Earthen The Enchanted Tree New Children's Book & Art Collection, Painting Autumn 2019 amormilagre.com

The Enchanted Tree

Coming Soon to the Shop:  This Week & Autumn 2019

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Amor Milagre Shop Golden Enchanted Tree at Midnight Ink Painting Watercolour Golden & Earthen The Enchanted Tree New Children's Book & Art Collection Autumn 2019 amormilagre.com

Amor Milagre Shop Golden Origin Tree Ancient Atelier Brush Water Swirls Golden & Earthen The Enchanted Tree New Children's Book & Art & Stationery Collection Autumn 2019 amormilagre.com

Live in the Light!

Music of the Moment:  The Old Gypsy, The Paganini Duo, Gustaw Szelski on violin, and Georg Mertens on guitar, in the Cathedral Chamber, part of the Lucas Cave at Jenolan Caves, world’s oldest Cave (340 million years).