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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

A Gentle Life Collections by Amor Milagre.

Romantic Ethically Handmade Gifts for All Ages!

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New products and collections release each season,

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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.

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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
  • A Gentle Life Collections – Amor Milagre
  • 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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New products and collections release each season,

please check back for your custom, unique gifts!

 

Music of the Moment:  Let it Snow, by Sammy Cahn & Jule Styne

 

 

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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

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View This Collection’s Release Post Here.

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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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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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Music of the Moment:  Pink Moon, Nick Drake

 

 

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

Amor Milagre Shop Golden & Earthen The Enchanted Tree New Children's Book & Art Collection Coming Autumn 2019 Black Ink Gold Dust amormilagre.com

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

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The Enchanted Tree

Coming Soon to the Shop:  This Week & Autumn 2019

Ethical, Organic, Made-to-Order, Lovingly Handmade by 1 Person:  Amor Milagre.

Sustainable Packaging and Quick Shipping directly to you.

Responsibly Sourced Materials, Non-Toxic Materials and Natural Colours.

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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).

 

 

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Custom Built Home Design Moments: Goodnight, Dove Cottage

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

Goodnight, Dove Cottage

Our new house renovation will begin soon!

XOXO ~Amor Milagre

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for your Patience.

 

Coming Up:

New Home Renovations!

New Book:  The Art of Packing & Moving

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

 

A Few Related Posts:

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

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

10 Helpful Tips For Healthy New Beginnings

New Home Shopping Tips: House & Land Search

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

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

 

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

 

 

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The Favourite Series: Library Themed Children’s Book Reading List

Amor Milagre Library Themed Children's Book Reading List September 2019 For the Love of Learning Favourite Series Ethical Organic Gift Shop Handmade Gift Shop Art Baby & Child amormilagre.com

Libraries are beautiful places to visit and explore!  Their magic is elevated up to the stars when you meet a kind librarian who knows the sense of each book spine, cover, and ribbon bookmark.  All the ideas of those before us inspire our minds to open to new clouds of thought, sensed by us long ago and once again.  What revelations will you have today?  A library can be a community’s heart.  It’s that time of year when many children go back to school.  For us, as year-round homeschoolers, it’s another season to learn wonderful, dear stories.  Here are a few we love. 

One of my upcoming books includes a wonderful story of lovely librarians.  All of my books include families who love to learn.  There is power in understanding and empathy.  Live in the Light!

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 this list 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 & Library Explorations! xoxo ~Amor Milagre

 

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

  • The Library:  Sarah Stewart, David Small
  • Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré:  Anika Aldamuy Denise, Paola Escobar
  • Bunny’s Book Club:  Annie Silvestro, Tatjana Mai-Wyss
  • Library Lion:  Michelle Knudsen, Kevin Hawkes

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

 

The Ethical Bookshop

A Gentle Life Collections by Amor Milagre.

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:  Gnossiennes: No. 5, Modéré, Erik Satie

 

 

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La Mer, Oceanic Ethical Art & Design Collection 2020

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La Mer

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

An Original Oceanic Collection by Amor Milagre

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

Coming 2020

A Gentle Life Collection

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Music of the Moment:  La Mer, Charles Trenet

 

 

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English Cottage Garden: Summer Foxgloves & Baby Nursery Letters

Amor Milagre Summer English Garden Foxglove Cottage Illustrated Alphabet Letters Nursery Custom Name Initial Ethical Handmade Gift Shop Art Organic Baby & Child amormilagre.comThe moment a seedling blooms, after a year of peaceful patience, the senses dance and celebrate the miracle of Nature’s gifts.  Our children’s garden sways with beautiful tall foxglove ladies, in their pretty gowns where faeries sleep and children smile.  I am forever inspired by the wonders of Nature.  View the ever-growing, unique, and customizable Illustrated Garden Alphabet Letter Collection here.  These little darlings are for all ages, but especially sweet in a baby and child’s nursery room.  (Original Paintings, Art Prints, Stationery, and Custom Options are available to purchase for this collection).  Bring Nature in, and she will inspire you to go out to play!  Happy Summer Gardening!  XOXO ~Amor MilagreAmor Milagre Summer English Garden Foxglove Cottage Illustrated Alphabet Letters Nursery Atelier Custom Name Initial Ethical Handmade Gift Shop Art Organic Baby & Child amormilagre.com

Coming Up:

~More New Illustrated Garden Alphabet Letters and a matching Children’s Book

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Music of the Moment:  The Secret Garden Movie Soundtrack, Zbigniew Preisner

 

 

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Colour Mood Outfit & Gift Guide: Lilac & Black + Ethical Fashion & Personal Style Tips 2019

Amor Milagre Spring Fashion Personal Style 2019 Lilac Purple & black clasp vintage handbag 1940's colour mood Ethical Handmade Gift Shop Art Organic Women's amormilagre.com

A vintage handbag is a marvelous traveller.  With her dusty pleats and still working clasp, a chic bracelet handle carries me back to her first wearer’s energy, in the 1940’s.  How did she waltz all over the world?  In understated style.  This post shows that a simple pairing lends effortless style to your daily wears.  Lilac is the light tips of emerging iris bulb blooms, and black is the shadowy Earth below.  Inspired by Nature and the Senses, XOXO ~Amor Milagre

Coming Up:  More from The Colour Mood Series.

This journal post is a part of a new series by Amor Milagre that provides Designer Tips for a Gentle Life:  Ethical Fashion Design & Personal Style.  Many more Colour Moods for women, men, Baby & Child are coming up!  Film will follow shortly here.  There are so many connections made by colour.  Memory-driven and emotional connections.  To explore this further, please check out my upcoming Design Books.

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Designer Tip of the Day:  Simple Pairings

(Featured in my Upcoming Design Book).

A pairing of 1-2 colours keeps an outfit chic and simple.  Here, a pale silky lilac lace camisole and a dusty ribbed black crop trouser create texture contrast and complement one another softly.  Delicate gold jewelry subtly smiles in the mirror of the hardware on a favourite vintage 1940’s handbag.  This simple way of throwing together an ensemble is effortless to do and to perceive.  Pair with espadrilles in a pale nude pink, a straw hat or black beret.  Have a stroll about the gardens and wander through town, settling at a local cafe for hot chocolate and music.  A gentle outfit helps a gently thoughtful day unfold.

Amor Milagre Spring Fashion Personal Style 2019 Lilac Purple & black silk lace camisole colour mood Ethical Handmade Gift Shop Art Organic Women's amormilagre.com

For more information about finding and evolving your very personal style,

check back for more journal posts and new books!

 

View the Colour Mood Journal Post & Gift Guide for:

Raspberry Plum

Cream Blush & Pink

Navy Blue & Black

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Coming Up:

~More Colour Mood fashion & personal style tip journal posts & books.

~Sylph:  A New Amor Milagre Apparel Collection, made with Ethically Sourced, Organic Cotton Fabric in Natural Cotton Colours as well as organic vegetable-dyed hues.  Pieces will be available to purchase soon for Summer 2019, here on the Organic Apparel & Toys Collection page, for women and toddlers.  Menswear and baby clothing is coming up, too!  A journal post to celebrate the release of these lovely, handmade garments will appear on this NEWS! page this Spring season.  Subscribe at the bottom of the page to stay tuned!

Gift Guide by Colour Mood

Below is a gallery full of lilac purple and black inspirations

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

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

To me these colours are:  Gentle, dreamy, and sweet yet daring, playful, and bluesy.

XOXO ~Amor Milagre

Music of the Moment:  Mood Indigo, Ella Fitzgerald / Duke Ellington

 

 

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

Amor Milagre Q&A Interview 2019 Purple Iris Flower Favourite Series Non-Toxic Health Spring Ethical Organic Gift Shop Handmade Gift Shop Art Vegan Baby & Child Dewdrop amormilagre.com

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

Q:  What are your favorite recipes and foods?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Q:  What kind of mediums do you work in?

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

Q:  What do you do for relaxation:

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

Q:  When will the new apparel collections be available?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Q:  Where else can I see your collections?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Q:  Who are your favorite fashion designers:

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

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

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

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

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

Q:  What is your favorite vacation spot?

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

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Flowers in May, Art Print Sale & Spring Gift Guide

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Fresh brilliant colours of Spring against the budding bright baby greens feel exciting yet delicate…  The breath before the coaster turns on the crest…  The petals dangle before the wind whirls them over to another town…  Other places have warmed into Summer, but here, we’re just seeing our Spring appear…in her long blossoming cloak.  We tour fields she awakens in hopes of finding quiet land for new designs.  New pages fill with the colours and textures of my senses, inspired by Her fresh fiddleheads unfurling and kissing tulips on soft curious bees and babes.

Gather from my garden of Art Print Collections to grow a gallery in any space for any age.  For gifts, send your personal messages here. Custom gift options are now available.  Bring Nature in and go out to be with Her.  Nature soothes, heals, and delights!  Happy Spring!  XOXO ~Amor Milagre

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Art Print Sale!

Enjoy 10% off All Art Prints with Code: PRINTS

A Gentle Life Collections by Amor Milagre.

Romantic Ethically Handmade Gifts for All Ages!

Wander my Shop for Natural inspirations from books to art to stationery,

and soon a new collection of organic apparel for mother and child!

 

New products and collections release each week,

please check back for your custom, unique gifts!

 

Music of the Moment:  Lollipop, The Chordettes

 

 

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The Favourite Series: May Garden Children’s Books Reading List

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We love books and gardening, so when the stories are set in the garden, the imagination tangles like vines and brings us outside to read in our Children’s Garden.  Planting seeds in the Earth and positive seeds in our minds are healthy ways to celebrate the glorious Springtime! 

To start your own children’s garden:  Find a little place and plant favourite seeds, chosen by children.  Little hands find little stones and moss to make pathways, faerie houses, and spots for new flowers and herbs.  Explore daily to enjoy new sprouts and blooms.  Open the imagination and unfold stories waiting under leaves and branches.  Divide and replant perennials each year to expand your garden.  If in a small space, pots are helpful. Some are specially designed to stack for vertical colour.  Create a wall of vines and climbing flowers for faeries to sleep in.  Breathe in your fresh healthy garden.  Teach your hands how to measure a garden naturally.  Children of all ages from 0-1000+ can enjoy the Love a garden gives.  Grow and eat organic foods to boost immune systems and give energy for daily play.  Fresh air is vital for a healthy body and mindset.  Leaves and petals inspire a most sincere connection with Nature.  Happy Mother Nature and Happy Mother’s Day!  A garden is pure magic to all who befriend her.  These book covers are beautiful around the house, and their pages are positive senses in the library of childhood memories.

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 this list that I know for sure are ethically made are my own handmade books.  All of my books feature the benefits of gardens.  They are inspired by how the senses connect with Nature.  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.  It is hard to choose only a few to share, so many more children’s book reading lists are coming up!  Happy Reading & Spring Gardening!  XOXO ~Amor Milagre

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

 

Around the Year, Elsa Beskow

A Seed is Sleepy, Dianna Aston & Sylvia Long

The Little Gardener, Emily Hughes

The Night Gardener, Terry Fan & Eric Fan

Grandpa Green, Lane Smith

The Rabbits’ Wedding, Garth Williams

A Child’s Garden of Verses, Robert Louis Stevenson & Cooper Edens and another version illustrated by Erik Blegvad

Bear Sees Colors, Karma Wilson & Jane Chapman

Miss Rumphius, Barbara Cooney

The ‘Frog and Toad’ Series, Arnold Lobel

Sunflower Houses: Inspiration From the Garden–A Book for Children and Their Grown-Ups, Sharon Lovejoy

Faerie Pop Up Book and The Complete Book of the Flower Fairies, Cicely Mary Barker

The ‘Mr. Putter & Tabby’ Series books featuring gardening:  Pick the Pears, Smell the Roses, etc.

The Tale of Mrs. Tiggywinkle, Peter Rabbit, and more books by Beatrix Potter

The Complete Brambly Hedge, Jill Barklem

Child of Faerie, Child of Earth, Jane Yolen, Jane Dyer

Red Sings from Treetops, A Year in Colors, Joyce Sidman, Pamela Zagarenski

Sensuous Garden, Montagu Don (Gardener’s Books are helpful to learn techniques, botanical imagery, and terminology).

and my very own Dear Ones,

Antonia’s Bakery, The Fox in the Garden, A Day with Sage, Sage’s Soft Summer, Sage in Winter, Amor Milagre

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

 

The Ethical Bookshop

A Gentle Life Collections by Amor Milagre.

Romantic Ethically Handmade Gifts for All Ages!

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New products and collections release each week,

please check back for your custom, unique gifts!

 

Music of the Moment:  Love Grows Where My Rosemary Goes, Edison Lighthouse

 

 

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Colour Mood Gift Guide: Navy Blue & Classic Black + Ethical Fashion & Personal Style Tips 2019

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Hypnotic blues from light to dark kiss the sandy shores in water, forest, and stone.  We explore, meditate, and restore in Nature’s watery blues and blacks.  Beachcombing in cozy layers, reading antique stories made in transplendent detailed form, and delighting in deep berry bakes, this cool oceanic Springtime rushes up the branch buds and winds down and around to rest in the wake.  Somewhere, Spring is warm pink winds.  Here, she runs through the towns, cool and blue. XOXO ~Amor Milagre

Coming Up:  More from The Colour Mood Series.

This journal post is a part of a new series by Amor Milagre that provides Designer Tips for a Gentle Life:  Ethical Fashion Design & Personal Style.  Many more Colour Moods for women, men, Baby & Child are coming up!  Film will follow shortly here.  There are so many connections made by colour.  Memory-driven and emotional connections.  To explore this further, please check out my upcoming Design Books.

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Designer Tip of the Day:  Rich Colour Layering

(Featured in my Upcoming Design Book).

By layering colours in the same depth and temperature, but in different textures and weights, one can accomplish a level of visual and textural coziness that feels richer than an outfit of one colour shade.  An outfit using well-fitting, classic wardrobe pieces is a helpful go-to for every wardrobe.  Why not have a smaller wardrobe where every piece is classic, well-fitting, and timeless?  This way, you can easily mix and match to combine many outfits for maximum wear and versatility.

Blue & Black colour combinations is beautiful for women, menswear, and baby & child.  Lovely for the home, garden, and menu.  Beautifully dressed books in blue with golden edges and satin ribbons.  Water and sky, shining stone and hedge leaves, moon and star…natural blues of all shades and hues…soulful and true.

This weekend, I chose moody blues and blacks to wander the chilly windswept beach:  A navy blue fisherman knit sweater, a corduroy dusty blue skirt, black cable knit stockings, boots, and topped with an Irish cap in navy tweed.  Another day, a simply elegant look:  well-tailored black cropped trousers, black sandals, a black ballet wrap sweater, a blue neck scarf, and a navy blue velvet beret.  Accessories accent an outfit.  Keep them minimal for a look that is effortlessly chic.  For Spring & Summer, a simple basket purse or small cross body handbag is light and easy.  A larger basket or tote is helpful for outtings to parks and beaches.  A quilt and a picnic basket for lunches on the lawn or sand.  Scarves and hats help keep good health during the transitions between seasons.  Always a hat and scarf for us, but the type changes with the weather.  Another:  A navy print fitted sundress, a sheer black blouse, and black espadrilles.  Endless possibilities!

As with all shopping, look for ethically well-made items, that fit your beautiful body very well, and are healthy, durable, and comfortable.  Do the fabrics use vegan organic non-toxic dyes and materials?  Darker shades are generally more difficult to find healthy options in, but not impossible.  Are conditions healthy for the makers and areas around the production houses?  How does the fabric feel on your skin and senses?  Are the colours flattering for your skin tone?  What is the silhouette?  Is this piece a classic, timeless look?  How do the items work together as a family or wardrobe?  How do you feel in these colours and shapes?  How can you layer your colours for a cohesive mood?

Blue and black together catch the light and create interest and richness in the shadows.  More colour mood journal posts are coming up, as well as some outfit inspiration!  XOXO ~Amor Milagre

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A sketchbook and pen, a quilt on the sand, a family at play, and fresh air all day…

For more information about finding and evolving your very personal style,

check back for more journal posts and new books!

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View the Colour Mood Journal Post & Gift Guide for:

Raspberry Plum

Cream Blush & Pink

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Gift Guide by Colour Mood

Below is a gallery full of oceanic blue and saturated black inspirations

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

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

To me these colours are:  Refreshing, moody, reflective, calming, grounding, connecting, cozy, and meditative.

See below how the moonlight and sunshine shade and light these honestly soothing colours!  Fascination…

 

Coming Up:

~More New Items for The Stationery Shop with Customizable Gift Sets (Ethical, FSC Certified Papers, non-toxic inks, and original Amor Milagre designs).  This shop is now open with new products trickling in each day!

~New Collections:  Photography & Woodworking

~More Colour Mood fashion & personal style tip journal posts & books.

~Sylph:  A New Amor Milagre Apparel Collection, made with Ethically Sourced, Organic Cotton Fabric in Natural Cotton Colours as well as organic vegetable-dyed hues.  Pieces will be available to purchase soon for Summer 2019, here on the Organic Apparel & Toys Collection page, for women and toddlers.  Menswear and baby clothing is coming up, too!  A journal post to celebrate the release of these lovely, handmade garments will appear on this NEWS! page this Spring season.  Subscribe at the bottom of the page to stay tuned!

XOXO ~Amor Milagre

 

Music of the Moment:  Rumble, Link Wray and His Ray Men

 

 

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

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

“Woman, the beauty of her loving strength…

Woman, wise creative inventive soulful…

Woman, true intuition and the healing caress of Nature…

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

Happy Mother’s Day, XOXO ~Amor Milagre

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

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

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

Happy Mother’s Day Sale!

Enjoy 15% off All Orders with Code: MAMMA

(Sale goes until May 13th 2019)

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

A Gentle Life Collections by Amor Milagre.

Romantic Ethically Handmade Gifts for All Ages!

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

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

 

New products and collections release each week,

please check back for your custom, unique gifts!

Music of the Moment:  Ninna Nanna, Italian Folk Lullaby

 

 

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Ethical Gift Shop Art Collection: Illustrated Garden Alphabet Letters

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

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

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

A Gentle Life Collections by Amor Milagre.

Romantic Ethically Handmade Gifts for All Ages!

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

Ethical stationery sets and children’s books

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

 

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

 

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Spring Gift Collection 2019: Ethical Gift Shop

A new film to celebrate & introduce the Spring 2019 A Gentle Life Collections by Amor Milagre. 

Romantic Ethically Handmade Gifts for All Ages! 

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

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

 

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

 

Music of the Moment:  Mi Amor, Vanessa Paradis

 

 

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Colour Mood Gift Guide: Cream Blush Pink + Ethical Fashion & Personal Style Tips 2019

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Soft, rejuvenating, purifying, and cozy.  Cream, blush, dusty rose, nude, pink feel good as the week’s basic neutral for my small, romantic wardrobe.  Minimal feels good here, working together, and always finding what I desire that day.  What are your neutral colours?

Coming Up:  More from The Colour Mood Series.

This journal post is a part of a new series by Amor Milagre that provides Designer Tips for a Gentle Life:  Ethical Fashion Design & Personal Style.  Many more Colour Moods for women, men, Baby & Child are coming up!  Film will follow shortly here.  There are so many connections made by colour.  Memory-driven and emotional connections.  To explore this further, please check out my upcoming Design BooksView the Colour Mood Journal Post & Gift Guide for Raspberry Plum here.

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It’s important and wonderful that more and more brands are using transparent, ethically sourced, fair trade practices.  I still can’t recommend any specific brand other than my Amor Milagre, as I don’t know the bones and complete life cycle of other brands.  Amor Milagre is a transparent brand, and I list every ethical material on each product page.  Eventually, it will be easier to shop when everything is non-toxic and mindfully made.  But, I am sharing tips for building a wardrobe that is tailored for your beautiful body and is responsible for the environment and makers.  These photos feature my personal wardrobe.  This is about colour mood.  I do make much of my clothing with certified organic materials.  New organic, non-toxic apparel collections will release this year in my shop.

Most apparel collections are made up of fashion trends.  These are recycled ideas from other time periods or ‘new’ combination ideas from top designers or street style & culture.  Usually, there is a Pantone colour of the year for more corporate design houses.  Many independent brands are not influenced by that colour for their collections.  Often, designers take inspiration from cultures, places, and Nature.  I do not use trend forecasting, colours of the year, or any other designer influences for my seasonal collections.  I am inspired by Nature, our healthy lifestyle, my imagination and senses.  I am also inspired by connections that feel familiar from other times in the way of textures and colours from Nature.  Inspiration is endless, and there is no need for designers to copy or look to another for ‘what to do’ each season.  I’ve always thought how beautiful the collections each season would be if everyone was true to their own design sense, and there would be no trends, just amazing collections and designer inspiration stories to explore.  As a shopper, you can still be as inspired in your choices as if you were designing the items yourself!

*Everything is a choice.  I chose to work in my world.  I work from home and express my ideas freely in a peaceful, non-toxic space.  All collections are messages for everyone everywhere about Love.  Everyone has the right to their own world no matter where they are or who is around.  Amor Milagre is a healthy designer’s company that is multi-directional within one overarching helpful & ethical perspective.  My upcoming style books and children’s books encourage everyone to connect with themselves and be aware of what inspires you to live in Love.  Explore my customizable collections to see what speaks to you.

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Organic Vegan Vanilla Bean Pudding Recipe Coming Soon in my Upcoming Cookbook Collection.

‘Finding your neutral’ is an important foundational step in building a helpful, beautiful wardrobe and a healthy mindset.  When are you in neutral?  Deep breathing and yoga stretching is my neutral.  What colour is breathing to me?  A cream sweater can excite the senses like a vanilla bean.  What recipes can you make with your wardrobe?  Where will your shoes take you today?

Designer Tip of the Day:  Trends and Finding Your Neutrals

(Featured in my Upcoming Design Book).

~What colours are your ‘neutrals?’  Which colours do you feel the most yourself in?  Are they soothing or invigorating?  These would be good colours for your sleepwear, too.  Colour and texture can help unwind your day for a good night’s rest.  If you work from home, like I do, wearing “my neutral colours” helps center and focus the mind for working in between the parenting/family routines every day.  It also reminds me to take little rests for meditation, tea breaks, and healthy routines to keep our days balanced.

~You may like a trend, but anything that doesn’t suit your skin tone, body shape, or evolving personal style doesn’t have to come home to your closet.  Perhaps there is a way to express a bigger trend in a smaller way:  a colour, a shape, a texture, a print…on say a smaller accessory piece like a scarf.

~If you are choosing a trend from this season, think about if you’ll wear it long term.  Consider the quality, price, and how you can mix it in with your classic pieces.  Has this trend re-circled in time often or it is too out there to be a good investment piece.  Most importantly, do you like it?  To wear for a long time?

~If you are investing in a fleeting trend, just for fun, how easily can you resell the piece when you are no longer interested in it?

~Which colours are already in your wardrobe?

~If you wear a trend, can we still see you or only the trend?  Is it complementary to your unique beauty?  Oftentimes, trends are splashy and exciting in a shop/webpage, but you can tell when you wear it at home or out if it is right for you.  It is exciting when a trend you love and fits you well is in style.  Still, try to find ethical pieces as some items are made better than others.  If you want to try a certain trend, but are unsure of how long you’d wear it, trying it in ‘your neutral’ colour could help prolong the use.  This can also boost confidence by putting you at ease in your favourite colour mood.

~Save your desired items online or just in your mind, and if you remember the piece after you’ve left it, research more about it and the maker before purchasing.  Can you afford it?  The good thing about a smaller wardrobe is that you know what you have.  If there are key pieces missing, it’s easier to remember what to look for, without being clouded by doubles.

~How can you clean, mend, and revive your items from last Spring/Summer?  Sustainability is taking care in every way so that the bigger picture is a healthy one.

~Investing in good quality, organic, non-toxic, ethically made, well-fitting items is important.  It not only affects the world, but it affects your posture, attitude, and even sometimes your confidence.  It feels good to know you are helping and not harming.  Is this healthy for your skin?  Choose carefully, take your time, and return anything that doesn’t really fit or feel good.  This also helps you later when organizing your closets so less to do and more time for new adventures out and about.  Everything is wearable, useful, and ready to wear every day!

~Finding family or individual designer companies is a healthy shopping option.  They can provide helpful customer support and, like my Amor Milagre company, design custom made-to-order items for special gifts.  Check their collections each year and help support their families by buying their products.  You can support your local businesses and organic farmers, too!

~As always, learning to sew your own clothing, suited to your ideas is really the most rewarding and sustainable way to build your wardrobe.

For more information about finding and evolving your very personal style, check back for more journal posts and new books!

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How you dress your home and yourself can be thought of the same way.  Dress a table for yourself and guests.  Light and airy, inspired by Spring’s fresh breezes.  Pastel gardening clothes and flowers.  Invite your colour moods to go with you everywhere.  Have fun!  As a synesthete, I match music to my moods.  The songs are creamy, rosy pinks this week as well as the clothes and tablecloths my hands sensed for.  To be in tune with everything can be seen as a burden, but to be aware of the beauty of an empathic world is a remarkable way to live.  I hope my books, collections, and these journal posts inspire you to awaken to your unique and loving senses.  Everyone and everything is beauty and Love!

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These colours are great for Baby & Child as they are soft and healthy, allowing the child’s radiance and natural beauty to shine!  Look a little closer, what is a healthy, beautiful item suited just for you?

Gift Guide by Colour Mood

Below is a gallery full of dreamy cream blush pink inspirations

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

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

To me these colours are:  Sweet, soft, delicate, resilient, romantic, iridescent, ethereal, restful, and cheeky.

See below how the sunlight from morning to evening can transform these hues into pure magic!