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Colour Mood: Autumn Picnics

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Green to golden, crimson, plum.  My beloved Autumn has come.  Tangerine, apricot, chestnut.  Dusty hazy seeded sky…and what?  A walk under the trees.  Let’s speak in leaves.  A basket of deeply coloured wild berries, fresh bread, cucumber tomato balsamic salad, hot cacao, and a cozy plaid blanket unwinds your senses with a picnic in the country forest, a city park, your back garden, and anywhere you desire.  Pause and connect with Nature.  Feel the changes.  All throughout Autumn, picnics of small and grand scales are waiting.  Safely explore the beautiful light of arching rainbows and tree limbs above.  Hear the rustling of furred friends below, preparing for Winter’s cold snow.  What flavour combinations do you Love?  Olives and marmalade?  Anything goes!  Fresh from the garden, from shops, and handmade.  Let’s get outside where Fall memories won’t fade.  Happy Autumn picnics to you and your Dear Ones!  XOXO ~Amor Milagre

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Little explorers Love to bring:  A compass, map, journal, camera, and lots of extra wild berries!

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Coming Up:

~A New Painting Series and Greeting Cards to Match!

~Organic Vegan Cookbooks and Healthy Lifestyle Books.

 

Music of the Moment:  The Old Gypsy, The Paganini Duo, Performers are Gustaw Szelski on violin and Georg Mertens on guitar.

Shop Colour Mood:  Autumn Picnic

 

 

 

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A Tomato that Tastes like a Tomato

Amor Milagre Heirloom Tomatoes Organic Garden Farm Summer Harvest 2019 Ethical Organic Gift Shop Handmade Gift Shop Art Baby & Child amormilagre.comTo grow a tomato that tastes like a tomato, the old ways are beautiful, flavourful, and healthy.  Let the bugs roam, let the sun shine, let the rain fall, and let plants be natural in Nature. 

We love to plant organic, non-GMO, heirloom tomato seeds, in a sunny spot each year, on a fresh layer of homemade organic plant compost, in our organic no-dig edible plant garden.  Clear other plants from the bottom layer for optimal air flow and remove lower leaves after they’ve grown strong and healthy.  (No sprays or chemicals.  No tools needed).  Enjoy the colours and taste of all kinds of lovely tomatoes!  Plant organic basil nearby for a delicious salad picnic in the garden.  Guiding the plants, watching the flowers and bees, and being a helper of Nature feels amazing.  We love to take a closer look and thank Mamma Nature for her beautiful designs, colours, textures, scents, sounds, and tastes.  We’re fascinated by her natural packaging, recycling, and life cycles.  We also save the tomato seeds for planting new plants and label with the date.

Heirloom tomatoes taste wonderful and have old origins.  The seeds were passed down from generations of gardeners.  They are heirlooms like a beautiful antique gift from your ancestors, but these gifts produce gorgeous food over and over again to sustain a healthy family of growers.

Remember to:  Support your local organic plant farmers and gardeners at local markets, restaurants, and shops.  Get your hands dirty.  It feels good to connect to the Earth and grow healthy food for yourself, Dear Ones, and your community.  Children love to grow and eat their own garden.  One handful of seeds grows an abundance of healthy food to be eaten that day and preserved for the year.  Grow flavours, colours, quality, and good health in your garden all year round.  Plants are best when eaten when in season, ripe, fresh, and kissed by the sun.  Happy Late Summer Foods!  Enjoy Nature: The Best Show on Earth!  XOXO ~Amor Milagre

 

Coming Up in 2020:  New Organic Edible Gardens

 

Music of the Moment:  Stone on the Water, Badly Drawn Boy

 

 

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Colour Mood: Thank you Summer, Late Summer Days

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

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Welcome Home, Autumn…

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

 

Music of the Moment:  Gypsy Hymn, Johnny Flynn

 

 

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

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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 list is 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!

 

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Romantic Ethically Handmade Gifts for All Ages!

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New products and collections release each season,

please check back for your custom, unique gifts!

 

Music of the Moment:  Gnossiennes: No. 5, Modéré, Erik Satie

 

 

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There is No Excuse for Child Abuse or Abuse of Anyone

Amor Milagre No Excuse for Child Abuse A Gentle Life Book Collection all ages & genders Ethical Handmade Gift Shop Art Organic Baby & Child amormilagre.comWe are all babies…just of different ages.  There is no excuse for child abuse, and since we are all children, there is no excuse for abuse of anyone, no matter their age.  If you were abused, you cannot continue the damage on your children, Self, or others.  You must heal yourself, and know yourself, and not put yourself in situations where you could harm someone.  Seek help and help yourself.  Examine your thoughts.  It takes you to choose to unlearn the negatives and learn what you want to know:  Love.  Heal with Love.  Love is already and always within you.  Feel you are Love, for you are whole.

Abuse is a pollution that spreads quickly and roots deeply.  Abuse is not OK, and there is no excuse.  Beware of false apologies/promises.  Abuse takes many shapes, and the boundaries are easily crossed once one kind of abuse has been acted upon.  Violence makes more violence, and this solves nothing.  Problems can be resolved with calm, loving communication.  Love can change our world from ‘violent’ to ‘peaceful’.  We must change the chain reactions we spread to be positive ones, for everywhere we go we take our energy.  Let our energy be healthy and positive to inspire others to feel loved and loving inwards and outwards.  Dissolve fear and don’t project your fears on others, especially not in the form of abuse, and not on children.

Everyone deserves respect and safety.  Healing may take time, but if you change your attitude to being loving and patient with yourself, you’ll learn how to be loving and patient with others.  No one can heal abusive people for them, but abusive people can heal themselves (away from those they hurt).  It is their responsibility to heal themselves and replace harmfulness with helpfulness.  Protect people who are being harmed in any way.

If one person is harmed, it negatively affects the history of All in the Universe.  Even one negative thought ripples out and hurts everyone.  There is more to this world than people sense.  We all need to move in the direction of Love, all the time, and then everyone will be what they need.

If someone harms you, do not believe their negative words about you.  You are a beautiful soul and loved by the Universe.  We each have our own power to think about ourselves how we like.  Don’t harm yourself or others because others harm you.  Pain may be familiar, but it’s not healthy or comforting.  Knowing what pain is like is not your fault, but you can overcome it, and choose good health for yourself in everything you do and think.  Love is the way to heal from pain.  Find positive ways to replace harmful habits with healthy ones.  Your thoughts and body are sacred for you to care for.  We have a choice to believe we are loved and wonderful, no matter who is around us.  If others have a problem, it is their problem to resolve on their own (away from those they were hurting), and the people being hurt are not the source.  People have no right to lash out at others because they are hurting.  Parents need to take healthy, loving care of their children with endless patience.  Children need to know that their world is safe and their bodies and beings are respected.  Everything is new for them in this life.  Let’s allow their worlds to be beautiful, healthy, and loving.  Their world is theirs to explore, and they need healthy guides for learning positive ways to care for themselves.

People of all ages need to feel free to ask for help, without the fear of something equally harmful or worse happening to them in the process.  Let the world change from spending money on violence to designing a reliable world-wide system for abuse survivors to be truly helped whenever needed.  This system can educate all to prevent abuse, too.  It can be added into every annual school curriculum as a whole class, for all genders.  A class with no tests, other than Life.  A class to raise awareness about abuse and bullies, self care, how to prevent and protect, how to heal, how to seek help, how to help others, and how to not abuse others or the Self.  Abuse happens everywhere, every day.  Most people don’t ask for help.  Who can they ask?  Who can they trust?  Children are mostly home, so how can anyone know to help?  Do they know what ‘abuse’ is?  Just because ‘it’s the way it is” and the life they know doesn’t mean it’s healthy or the way life could be.  Where is a system that truly helps?  Awareness is key.  Help people when you see they need it.  How could we know where to ask for help?  Of all the things our world needs, this helpful system would be extremely beneficial to the whole-health of all.  Reporting abuse is very important because it is so common and destructive.  With the current systems, when a survivor bravely reports abuse, what really happens?  Do they get the help they need?  Reporting abuse is important to make an awareness of how common this issue is, to protect individuals and future survivors, and to help ourselves stand up to violence in peaceful ways.  What could be truly helpful for them?  Who is there to listen and teach them about how wonderful they are?  The world needs patience and Love to help.  The world needs to refocus funds and jobs to be in the direction of helping because there are so many people in need of help.

We can choose goodness for ourselves, starting with our thoughts.  Thoughts turn into actions, so be mindful to layer Love into all of your thoughts.  You deserve to feel that you are Love.  Your soul, mind, body, heart, and energy are pure Love.  Be Love!  Be purely you!  Live in the Light!

Children are everything good!  Each person is unique and has their own needs, so be patient and change your perspective to help them if you don’t see solutions to your questions.  They look to you for help.  Do not harm children in any way.  This universal message is important to remember always in everything we do and say.  No one has the right to harm.  Everyone can live peacefully and respectfully in Love for All.

Remember:  Is this helpful or harmful?  Am I helping or harming?  Be helpful for yourself, everyone, and everything.  Positivity is powerful and healing.

I send healing Love out to All.  xoxo ~Amor Milagre

Music of the Moment:  Fiona’s Lullaby, Composed by Mason Daring, Performed by Eileen Loughnane, The Secret of Roan Inish,  Film by John Sayles

 

 

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10 Helpful Healthy Energy Tips For Calm Meditation

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When you feel like you’ve done too much, it’s not time to do more.  Pause, Stop. Rest…  Unwind with meditation to remember how to truly rest all of you.  Here are 10 helpful tips for calm meditation for all ages.  Take gentle care of you. xoxo ~Amor Milagre

  1.   Eat fresh plant foods and hydrate.  Stretch slowly to circulate any trapped chemicals in your body.  Drink water to improve the flow.
  2.   Routines that build energy help you.  Matching low energy with unhealthy foods and negative habits harms you.  What is helpful?  What grows positive habits?  What gives you energy?
  3.   Breathe fresh air.  See the leaves and seasons change.  Harmonize with Nature’s rhythms.
  4.   A calm space where you feel safe and are able to sit or lay still and quietly is helpful to unwind into meditation.  With practice, you can meditate in any place.
  5.   Open and unwind.  If you’re unsure how to begin, try resting quietly, without added layers of sound.  If you have trouble with this, a guided meditation can help you build a meditation routine into your memory to use any time you need to let go and refocus.  Use something as low-tech as possible.  You can even write your own guide and read aloud before beginning.  Natural sounds are helpful for connecting to Nature, so open a window or visit a garden.  A comfortable position, balanced for your spine and posture, and able to breathe in your best way, is helpful for grounding down into the Earth.  If you can, go outside, remove shoes, and ground your energy down, energizing from the Earth’s core.
  6.   Keep a small and large perspective for a balance of calm reflection and revitalization.
  7.   A healthy skincare and Self care routine helps before meditation so you feel settled and fresh, ready to explore knowing your Higher and Inner Self.  Unplug electronics for a quiet space.  Low lighting is soothing.  A soft eye mask or a cloth over your eyes can help block light, and with lavender or other favourite scented plants, you can ease into feeling your senses and awareness more naturally.
  8. An hour to let go, explore, and open helps you to not rush or dwell too long.  Release any pressure for specific goals or expectations.  What will come will surface.  Listen with your heart, open.
  9. Maintaining a healthy meditation routine helps you to keep your energy, so you don’t dip too low, lacking energy.  Humans’ ways and routines are often energy zappers for others, so be mindful to create your own unique routines for your unique needs.
  10.   You can heal your Self with breathing, processing, and letting go.  Trust your Self to take care of you, and you can take care of your whole Self, your Soul, and the Universe.

[This text is from my A Gentle Life Book Collection.]

Breathe into your soft Light, and feel Love.

 

Music of the Moment:  Solo Piano, Philip Glass

 

 

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

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Humans make and use loud polluting machines that are impairing all of our health and the energy of the universe and beyond.  Quiet now, unplug, stop, balance, listen, and prevent more of what has already damaged so many, so much, even at this moment.  Hearing and vibration, sound waves and clarity of thought, brain and balance, think about the connections.  The connections are universal and infinite.  Not only the air we breathe is polluted, but the air we are experiencing on every level is coated in poison.  How can humans make good decisions if their bodies are not in balance on the most basic levels of peace in their environment?  Human systems are only increasing in high sound levels, but you can start with you.  What levels of sound are you putting out each moment?  How do you speak or express?  How are you polluting?  What do you have power of?  How can you change your ways to be healthier?  Walk, cycle, shop local, report sound levels every time, be aware, and make positive changes. 

How do you use electronics and motorized machines?  Silence them and respect your environment.  Anything electrical puts out a constant frequency.  Reduce the amount of processing we have to do in order to have simple daily routines.  How easily do you feel flustered and unbalanced?  How are you sleeping?  What frequencies disturb your sleep cycles?  Which kitchen appliances do you have, and how are they affecting your health?  Nature can be loud enough with thunder and crickets, so let’s not add unending layers of unnatural noise on top of her passing rhythms.  Turn off computers and devices to reduce energy being taken from you and everyone around you.  What is natural and what is not?  Surround yourself in Nature, and let others do the same for themselves.

If you pollute the universe, you are directly polluting yourself.  Your soul’s memory remembers everything, so it is in everyone’s best interest to take care of themselves and everything around them.

Plants (food) are also damaged by sound pollution.  Build sustainably and test sound levels and frequencies before coming up with new ‘safety standards’.  Base the standards to be even more sensitive than the most sensitive people’s needs.  Base them on the most inner level and effects on the body.  Why is ‘everyone’ sick?  ‘Everyone’ pollutes, and then they expect someone else to fix the issue, feeling they are personally removed or excused from responsibility.  But…Everyone needs to be aware and work together to make positive changes.  Look at the universe without veils or excuses.  What is real?  Connect to everything.  What is really happening out there and right here to each person’s whole health?  Our nervous systems are delicate and are greatly altered by machine vibration.  You take in energy around you, and everything is around you, so let’s allow everything to be in harmony, including us.  The human body is a natural machine, and without Nature, the machine cannot run as intended.  We are not complete without the universe, as we are a part of it.  Connect to be your true Self.

Shift the job focus of scientists from developing more drugs to allowing for simple, natural preventative measures with true studies to back up why pollution needs to change positively and be restored back to Nature.  Stop polluting water so that the water clean up systems aren’t needed/ loud / using energy.  Where do the toxins go?  Do you want to swim in the same water where a boat is directly polluting?  Plant gardens and stop loudly paving over our resources with toxic man-made chemicals.  How much has been lost?  Bring back and encourage the bees, insects, and animals left, to a place of flowers and natural sounds and rhythms.  Ground down to the Earth’s naturalness and connect not to the humans’ machines, but to the universe’s infinite system of connections.  There we will find the energy we have always wanted to connect with:  Love & Light.

Refuse to be in places and report places that are loud:  houses & neighbourhoods, the work place, restaurants, beaches, cities, transportation, celebrations, vehicles, construction, movie theaters, concerts, etc.  Measure sound levels and identify sources.  Issue complaints.  Find alternate solutions.  Hearing loss affects mostly everyone.  If you’re thinking, “That’s the way it is,” remember: it wasn’t how it was, or how it will have to be to continue living, so let’s change it.  Stop this constant struggle to retain our energy, so we may be free to be our True Selves, healthy, smiling, and loving.  One issue with health snowballs into the destruction of the machine, which affects all around it or depending on it, and ripples out into the Universe.  The positive changes for improving sound pollution will not be able to be labeled on a bottle or become a marketing trick fad.  The results will be audible…the sounds of the birds and bees…the sound of your Inner Voice, your Higher Self…guiding you to the goodness of real Love that you can have all of the time!  It’s within you all of the time.  You are Love!  Be Love, Be Purely You.

Humans, we were not meant to create, to compete with Nature, to take her over, or to try to outsmart her.  We are a part of Nature, not separate or superior.  Nothing humans make can compare to Nature.  Nature’s cycles and organic ways of recycling can inspire us.  We need to learn how to harmonize once again.  The sounds of man-made machines are not in harmony with Nature’s Choir.  Our voices are.  We can use our inventive gifts to design ways to heal from pollution and allow for new routines with full-circle health at the center.

Let’s live peacefully, gently, and respectfully.  Let’s make big changes by making small changes.  One change in attitude, harmful to helpful, equals the solution to every problem in the universe.  Pollution affects everyone and everything, and it is extremely painful for sensitive/aware people, and those with hyperacusis.  The Earth’s children are not being given a chance to be their natural, true, real Self.  They are injured from the start, and they don’t know the difference of how things could be positive for them.  By the time they may think of how to make changes, they are sick.  It is simple to prevent, but complex to heal.  Think about energy levels.  It takes more energy to undo negativity than to stay positive.  Depollute minds of negative teachings.  We have the power to change pollution, so let’s do it today and every day.  There are endless ways to heal from and prevent pollution.  Listen to Nature, for Nature is what we are and need.  Illness, miscommunication, and negativity will fall away if we connect to the sense of Nature.  Can you sense her?  Where is she, untouched by pollution?  Where is she?  Live in the Light!  Love, ~Amor Milagre  [This text is included in my A Gentle Life Book Collection]

Music of the Moment:  Instant Karma, John Lennon

An Accurate Children’s Book about Pollution:  The Wump World, by Bill Peet

 

 

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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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10 Helpful Tips For Healthy New Beginnings

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Whether you’re moving to a new home or job, switching schools, beginning college, in or out of a relationship, getting married, having a baby, or moving yourself into a more positive mindset, these tips may be helpful as you embrace your new adventures.  Find joy in custom designing a fresh healthy lifestyle, tailored just for you.  We’ve met so many new people this year and many more this month.  I’m posting these tips to answer some recent questions sent to my inbox and asked while on outtings as we prepare to move to our next adventure.  Every day, no matter your age, we begin again.  This happy thought entices new ideas and old pleasures to be brought in the Summer sunlight to play, laugh, and plan for longterm Love and blissful moments today.  (This text appears in my upcoming healthy lifestyle book).  Happy brave and glorious planning!  XOXO ~Amor Milagre

  1.   Gentle, loving processing frees up your mind to new possibilities.  Plan and organize, but leave space in your days for healthy breathing which leads to new ideas.  The truth of Nature surfaces when you take a break to breathe and rest.
  2.   Researching and exploring new places of interest for today’s needs and wants is a journey all of her own.  Keep a funny journal of what you find along the way.
  3.   Think about the qualities of character traits you’d like to attract in new friends.  For example:  kind, compassionate, patient.  What loving traits do you want to have for your own character?
  4.   Keep on the lookout for fun, healthy activities you can safely do on your own and with the community.  Trying new positive things may lead to unexpected smiles.  Unpack and make your new home your own.  If not moving and want a new home feeling, minimal changes like fresh paint and new colours for accent pieces can transform the mood of a room.
  5.   If in school or college, which classes can you choose or focus on?  What brings you joy?  What clubs, extra classes, or events can you attend to learn something new?  Research what would help you with your interests.  Which study abroad programs or internships could be healthy choices for you?  Which jobs are healthy options that will aid you in the future, if even for quicker motor skills or schedule planning diligence?  Plan for yourself, even if the curriculum wasn’t designed for you.  Ask if you can design your schedule.  They may be impressed with your inventiveness and allow you to substitute or add extra classes you want to learn more about.  What can you learn on your own, and how can you share this wonder with others?  Everything you learn helps you learn something else.  Don’t let people pressure you or make decisions for you.  It’s your life.  It takes time to find what you love in this varied and expansive series of made up jobs.  Everyone has natural gifts.  These gifts may or may not be involved with your passions.  You are allowed to enjoy many things, have a few different jobs at once, or several various aspects within one career.  One thing leads to another, and you can choose what you do and in which direction to move next.  Life is ever-evolving and we cannot be labeled or boxed into one word, department, title, or major.  We are made up of infinite words and feelings without words.  Let’s always be learning…for there is always something new and exciting to learn!
  6.   Asking polite, brief questions is a great way to find things that interest you.  If in a new country, learn the customs for proper greetings when asking questions of new people.  Often times, your dreams are not posted on a bulletin board in town, on campus, or online.  You may have to start something new that may attract healthy like-minded people.
  7.   If places, people, or programs don’t add positivity to your life, you have the power to choose something else.  Begin healthy patterns and habits, careful to not repeat negative ones.  Say no to all kinds of abuse.  Reporting abuse is important to protect yourself and others after you.  It’s tricky, so you need to stay safe and healthy.  The people you report it to may not actually help you, but your voice is heard and this can help you heal.  The recorded case could help to stop it if it happens again to someone else or make awareness to prevent it.  Abuse is much too common and needs more awareness to make positive changes for everyone.  Believe in your Self and be smart.  Do what you need for yourself to be healthy and feel safe, healing as you go.  Most abusive people pretend to believe that they are not hurting anyone.  Remove yourself from manipulative situations and don’t waste time trying to “make sense” of abuse.  Abuse doesn’t “make sense” because it’s destructive and because the senses are designed to keep you safe and healthy.  Love is not destructive.  Resolve issues kindly, without gossip, and hear both sides with compassion.  Have a laugh with someone, and not at someone.  There are so many fun, kind ways to live.  What is yours today?
  8.   What do you need and want?  What don’t you need or want?  Write it out, and you may be surprised what appears on the paper.  Update as you go and reread old lists to stay true to reoccurring needs and feelings.
  9.   Steady your pace and customize your natural, healthy routine.  Manage priorities in organized, realistic ways to reduce stress.  Set boundaries, goals, and work time limits.  There is no rush, no matter where you are or who you’re around.  Choose this moment to live in.  Plan wisely and develop positive, creative flexibility when changes are needed.  Use a healthy perspective and neutral accurate language to keep yourself real in dramatic situations.  Being efficient is faster than the stressful panic of false urgency.  Keep calm, work, and then go home.  Try to do what you love, so you’re truly living wherever you are.  If you can’t do what you love, or don’t know your passions yet, working to help others at a company that doesn’t harm anyone or anything is also a great option.  The clock won’t tick as loudly if you enjoy your work.  Your days will flow sweetly and you’ll end up with work you love and a schedule that lets the wind dance in your hair.
  10.   Always stay true to your Inner Self, in the moment, and process each day, so you may be open, clear, and aware to choose goodness for yourself as you go.

 

It’s a new day!  What would you just Love to do?

You are strong and delicate, take the greatest care in being Purely You.

 

A special note to all of the younger people I’ve recently met who are looking for Summer internships and jobs:  Congratulations on your graduation!  Thank you sincerely for asking me, but even though I don’t have employees and it’s just me here, I’m am here, so send me a message any time if needed.  I designed my process to suit our lifestyle and evolving routines, as my process really is just that I’m working all of the time, even when dreaming.  All of the pictures and stories are inspired from our life moments.  This is why I call Amor Milagre a company for Authentic Romantics.  I am real and so are my collections, sincere and loving.  Keep asking companies until you find a positive place to work that will help you with your goals. 

It’s good practice to ask, gaining confidence each time.  Remember when interviewing or working for people, that they are just people, regardless of titles and words.  They all eat, sleep, and want the same things:  to love and be loved, to create and share.  If they are frustrated with their personal life and try to take it out on you, that’s not your fault, and you don’t have to take it.  You can report it and ask to be transferred or have a meeting with HR saying there needs to more of a professional, respectful attitude.  People need to learn how to sort emotions in healthy ways and not hurt the world just because they are hurting.  So no need to be intimidated or nervous.  You can learn how to do a new job well by trying your best, being on time, asking respectful questions, taking self-helpful notes, and presenting your ideas.  Stand up for your work if someone tries to take credit for it. 

Research companies, ask to shadow for a day, and say why you want the job or why you don’t.  Is the working environment healthy, what are the hours, pay, and benefits?  Interviews can be double-sided.  Prepare questions to ask your potential employers.  It’s not just about you getting the job before someone else snaps it up, it’s also about if you want to work and spend time there.  What do they do?  Are they an ethical company?  Asking to see where you would work and meet the people you’d be working for before accepting the position and paying attention when you meet them can help you in the long run.  The way jobs are presented needs to change to be suitable for both the employers and the employees.  This can change if the workforce changes it.  Ask questions.  Why would an employee want to be a part of their company?  How will this be a positive experience for them, the makers, and the company’s consumer audience?  Be your unique Self and love that everyone is their unique Self.  Being unique connects us all together.  If you can’t find a place of employment that meets your goals and needs, you can make one.  What are your passions now?  See what they will lead to later on.  Ask for help if needed, keep asking until you find help, and help yourself by staying aware and independent.  Never forget or lose yourself, you are enough, you are Love. 

I am working on something positive that everyone can be included and involved in.  Keep checking back for the release of this fun new project…and in the meantime this journal, shop, and book collections are here to help you with your daily connection with your Self and the Universe.

You are all very beautiful souls! 

Love & Peace, ~Amor Milagre

 

Coming Up:  New Books & Summer Collections!  

 

Music of the Moment:  If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out, Cat Stevens

Kat Dennings, Charlie Bartlett Movie Soundtrack (Love & Peace to Anton Yelchin, a smiling soul.)

 

 

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Moving Shop & Upcoming Book: “The Art of Packing & Moving” New Home Health Tips

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Uprooting and replanting can spin a mind faster than a fast mind already spins.  _____pause to breathe______   Unwind, keep healthy routines, and organize while performing “The Art of Packing & Moving.”  Read more in this new upcoming book from my ‘A Gentle Life Book Collection’.  A new home is exciting!  A relief?  A fresh palette.  What will you paint?  Laughs, sweet dreams, and cozy rooms?  I hope so.  How can I pack my roots?  Gently and slowly as you go…sorting what to bring and what to let go of, leaving room for new wonders to grow…Stay tuned for more Sustainable Home Design journal posts and Design Book Collections.  Happy New Home to All of the Movers This Season!  XOXO ~Amor Milagre

We’re Moving! All New Orders Will Ship Upon Reopening.

Thank you for your Patience.

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Coming Up:

Summer Collections!

New Book:  The Art of Packing & Moving

 

A Few Related Posts:

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:  M’Bifé, Amadou & Mariam

 

 

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10 Things I’ve Loved Since Childhood, The Imagination of the Senses

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Whether you’re a parent or a child at heart, remembering your favourite childhood memories is beneficial for a happy, healthy lifestyle at any age.  How did it feel to fly down the street on your bicycle, wind on your face, and freedom in your heart?  Here are just 10 things I’ve Loved since childhood.  No matter what else was going on, Nature was my reverie for funny ideas and soothing rhythms.  Speaking to your Inner Self and Inner Child helps you have fun every day.  This practice also helps you to teach your children how to have good, simple fun, anywhere at any time.  What do you like to do in your imagination of the senses?  Happy Spring!

  1.  Swinging with my hair down in the breeze.
  2. Walking up a hill, climbing a tree, and watching the sunset’s beautiful colours each night.
  3. Carving pumpkins and trick-or-treating on Halloween.
  4. Swimming in the ocean in light rain.
  5. Drawing pictures of anything.
  6. Running barefoot in the grass when it’s lightly raining in the summer.
  7. Making up stories and silly games outside in Nature with a friend from down the street.
  8. Dancing with the fireflies in the magical summer evenings.
  9. Designing my ideal town of kindness with chalk on the driveway, and then wheeling around on the tiny roads.
  10. Eating watermelon and tomatoes in the garden.

Of course there are some more, but these were sitting in my eyes.  Everything I Loved then, still lives in my mind now, so it’s easy to have innocent, real fun because I’ve been practicing it since then.  Remember, there is no age that you can reach that says you’re not allowed to laugh and play.  So laugh, so play, have a lovely time today!  XOXO ~Amor Milagre

 

Coming Up:  More silly, fun BOOKS for all ages!

Music of the Moment:  Hey Sandy, Polaris (Theme song to The Adventures of Pete and Pete)

 

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

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

Q:  What are your favorite recipes and foods?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Q:  What kind of mediums do you work in?

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

Q:  What do you do for relaxation:

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

Q:  When will the new apparel collections be available?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Q:  Where else can I see your collections?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Q:  Who are your favorite fashion designers:

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

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

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

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

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

Q:  What is your favorite vacation spot?

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

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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!

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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 list is 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

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 wool 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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The Favourite Series: Children’s Book Reading List for April


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Opening a book is opening a window to the imagination of the author, the illustrator, and your very own wild, vast, unending possibilities.  I not only create children’s books, but our world is rich with stories from all times and places.  Here is a very short list of some wonderful children’s books that we’ve found recently and have always loved.  This list is part of my new ‘Favourite Series’ which I’ll add to each season.  Reading Tip:  Requesting books from the libraries around you is a joyous way to discover which books you love and which books you’d like to add to holiday wishlists.  Bringing a book into your home is an important choice.  What are the messages, images, and feelings transferred by a book?  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 book on this list that I know for sure is ethically made is my own handmade book, Antonia’s Bakery.  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!  It is hard to choose only a few to share, so many more children’s book reading lists are coming up!  To me, books are amongst the most important objects to respect, protect, and preserve.  They are pieces of moments that once lived and breathed.  These moments are powerful connectors for all of the souls in the Universe.  Write a good story for yourself today, and live your story.  More about this is coming up in a special book series and lives in all of my books.  Reading is also one of our family’s greatest ‘Pleasures for the Weekend’ (new series).  To hear someone read to you is a very special gift, and with the help of a library, it can be free.  Happy Spring Reading!  XOXO ~Amor Milagre

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The people that know us know that we adore books.  Reading books each day thoroughly intertwines the routines and elements in our lifestyle. We have to be very aware of holidays and know when the library will be closed so as to not be ‘bookless’ over a weekend.  Many of you have written to me asking about our favourite reading lists, and I’m just now able to share this series with you.  Thank you for your patience!  (This is not sponsored nor a paid ad, and we don’t promote other company’s products, but I wanted to share something dear to us in case it’s dear to you).  Some of these books are in our humble library collection and some are requests from the library.  One of the best kinds of gifts for babies, children, and everyone is a book.  Children’s books are timeless and for all ages.  Choosing books with positive messages and images inspires healthy mindsets.  You can enjoy reading them and reconnecting with your inner child to lighten and brighten your sweet life any day!  Stay connected to your true self to truly live!  Look for healthy materials and non-toxic ethically made books for healthy reading.  Encourage children to write their own books.  You’re never too young to express your stories and illustrations.  Then, you can look back on your first books in amazement at the truth and depth of a seemingly simple story, written on scrap paper, drawn in a moment of intuition and loving attention.  Books are valuable and can be priced affordably.  I won’t write our impressions, as it’s best to allow your first impression to be purely your own. 

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

 

The Pink Umbrella, Amélie Callot, Genevieve Godbout (Favourite ‘New to Us’ Book this Month!)

The Complete Brambly Hedge, Jill Barklem

Summer Party, The Cobble Street Cousins Series, Cynthia Rylant, Wendy Anderson Halperin

Around the Year, Tasha Tudor

The Complete Book of the Flower Fairies, Cicely Mary Barker

Little Women, Louisa May Alcott, Jessie Wilcox Smith

The House at Pooh Corner, A. A. Milne

Bloom, A Story of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli, Kyo Maclear, Julie Morstad

I Am Yoga, Susan Verde, Peter H. Reynolds

The Library, Sarah Stewart, David Small

The Wump World, Bill Peet

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

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

and my very own Dear One,

Antonia’s Bakery, Antonia’s Elephant Tales Series, 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!

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

 

Music of the Moment:  Orchard House, Little Women Film Soundtrack

 

 

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Pleasures for the Weekend: Spring 2019

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Photography Shop Opening Soon!

Planting seeds of goodness for a lovely Spring & Summer.  Tidying the gardens and potting up some fresh soil to plant organic basil seeds to enjoy in Summer’s dishes.  Reading Spring faerie poetry to help the seedlings grow strong and healthy.  Inventing a few simply wonderful organic ways to celebrate Spring and this Easter weekend.  What do you enjoy planning for your weekend?

We love to splash in puddles outside on fresh rainy days or at a local plant nursery.  Devising edible planting lists and layouts in sketchbooks while watching Gardner’s World is very fun with a cozy cup of tea and fresh cream clothes.  The windows open for fickle winds to breeze through our hair.  Drawing new book illustrations in candlelit evenings to low tender violin hums, when all the world is asleep, tickles the imagination and delights my dreams.  Writing about our week in letters accompanied by astounding drawings, with stamps placed proudly by little bunny paws.  Visiting the new fleecy lambs at a local farm is a special Easter tradition.  A gentle lifestyle reminder whirls in our hearts when we smile and quietly cheer them on as they learn to walk.  All of the sheep smile, too.  It’s the natural way for all of us, remember?  Enjoying the week and now enjoying the weekend. 

Getting personal items ready to sell & replace is on the list.  Did you know little bunnies grow quickly sometimes in great bunny spurts?  Must be what comes from eating so much lettuce.  A pleasure we have each season is carefully choosing new children’s clothing and also making seasonal collections.  I’ll soon release a collection of organic apparel that I make for us.  Now you can wear these lovely healthy items, too!  I’ll also release another new collection, this time ethical woodworking! These original designs include handmade dollhouses, home & garden gifts, and also unique pyrographs. So much of what we do is catching up, so when we carve time for new adventures and fresh air, we have energy to catch up with all those little weekly necessities.  This is a beautiful process that allows for more adventures big or as small as writing a letter or getting my new ethical stationery collection ready for you to shop.  Letter writing is a great passion of ours and a freeing form of expression.  Try even writing to yourself today, and see what comes of it!  Did you know that about yourself?  More on this is coming up in some new uniquely designed book collections!

This weekend, we’ll try a different local Spring Festival.  We’re building positive traditions for our family to enjoy each season, while keeping our sensitive needs met.  So many festivals are overwhelming, energy-draining, and unhealthy.  We find ways to do what feels good and fun.  A quiet picnic at a local park or beach is on the list.  Being out in vast Nature feels nourishing for a fresh season and a healthy holiday.  Happy Spring to you and your Dear Ones!  XOXO ~Amor Milagre

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*A warm Thank You! to all of our Dear Customers who bought gifts from my Shop this Spring to fill May Day & Easter Baskets for Dear Ones!  I love being a part of your thoughtful and loving gift-giving!  It’s truly why I made this shop.  Thank you for supporting Amor Milagre.  This helps our family live a healthy life here at Dove Cottage.  Supporting small businesses all over the world is very important and life-changing!  This is especially true for sensitive people like us, who are environmentally allergic to the usual business place.  We design our lifestyle and encourage others to create what they need to be healthy.  When there seems to be no healthy options to be found, one must create what is needed.  Ever since I was a little bunny, I have been designing this company for myself and future family so that we could truly Live!  Quietly and sweetly.  There is SO much more to release, tip of the iceberg.  Endless ideas are hard to catch up on, but I work all the time, even when dreaming.  I adore reading your loving comments and messagesGifts from the heart are remembered and loved with great fondness and often passed on to new Dear Ones. *Remember, you don’t have to give a thing to show Love.  Being your true self is a gift to the Universe and for everyone who meets you.

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New Children’s Books & Healthy Lifestyle Books for All Ages are Coming Up!

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!

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

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

Included in all journal posts is a song you can listen to while reading each entry, a little mood music from our daily senses…

Music of the Moment:  Porz Goret, Yann Tiersen

 

 

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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?

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!

Amor Milagre Spring Fashion Personal Style 2019 Cream Blush Pink wardrobe espadrilles colour mood Ethical Handmade Gift Shop Art Apparel Organic Vegan Women's design amormilagre.com

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!