The Earth has been showing symptoms. We cannot ignore it. This affects everyone, every plant, every animal, and every drop of water. We are connected. What happens there…changes it here. The land is burning. She has a high fever. She has been asking for help. The new smoke adds even more layers of air pollution. We cannot breathe. Fresh air? Where? There is nowhere left to escape to. More symptoms show. They’re not about just you. The Earth is sick. Humans inflicted this pain. Let Earth heal, and all of us with her. Get back to Nature. Grow plants everywhere. Green will burst out of the cracks, if you let them. This is not merely something to get through, but our world needs lasting, intensive healing. Stop polluting. Plants grow up by themselves, so let them be. They are here for a vital reason. We were never meant to live without Nature. We need to live on her, with her, because we cannot live without her. There are no weeds. Lawns can easily be replaced with perennial flowers. Let fields be wild and native, where trees can grow old, and they may be our steady guide. Oxygen needs to be abundant, not a rare luxury. Don’t cut nature down. Encourage her to be herself and flourish. She feeds us. Plants grow all together. They share a language. We can learn this. Plants need one another, just as we need them to live.
Redesign it all. Plant healing seeds today. They will grow.
Live Peace. Begin the Plant Era…once again. Love, Amor Milagre
How can one separate time when it is all at once? My memory is an ancient one, and I love to get lost in my earliest, most natural memories. I close my eyes and see green, sparkling green. My art translates a sliver of these images. My book characters also dwell here, some in mossy hillside homes, cosy in the Earth, and covered in wildflowers. Antonia’s Bakery is a such a children’s book. My Leona novels are from another series that bridges old and new days. An enchanting new book, featuring more illustrations of natural earthen homes, is coming soon! In my stories, many ideas for preserving and appreciating nature are shared.
Below is a video about bushcraft and loving nature that feels grounding for the viewer. I came across it this week while doing some research for our woods and cottage garden. These building techniques remind me of my family now, which is my ancient soul family. We lived with the Earth and we try every day to get back to that peace. Remember when building your homes, it is important to use the most natural, non-toxic, and sustainable materials and systems. This is not only healthy for you now, but for all of the universe in all time periods. Prevent pollution and heal the Earth. Grow goodness! Love, Amor Milagre
Here is another video by a talented woman who made a similar house. I’m not into the lights, but her techniques are wonderful to learn!
In the pocket of a trusty travel bag fits a delicious novel and a sweet children’s book to savour on a train or plane, in a lamplit inn with the summer breeze kissing your robed cheeks, or swaying on a hammock in your back garden. ‘Il dolce far niente’ means the sweetness of doing nothing in Italian. Letting yourself find what you love nourishes and rejuvenates the soul. My books are for all ages and encourage authentic, kind, peaceful practices and ideas to try. I love rereading them with our family as I hope you do, too.
In this often chaotic world, I write ways to live beautifully and naturally. My characters help instead of harm. They are funny, sweet, thoughtful, and very real. I send love to anyone who must travel due to emergencies in their homeland. As I know too well, this kind of travel is not at all relaxing as a vacation would be. People leave to save their lives. They are trying to escape danger. All they had built is left behind, and they have to start over, usually with nothing. This is heartbreaking and incredibly dangerous. Precautions and safe help are urgently needed during times of war, natural disasters, and abuse. Every country must protect the rights of women and children. Re-abolish slavery for good. Replace the history of negativity with positive growth that benefits everyone. New beginnings are a chance to redesign for a better life. Although we all may miss precious things that were lost due to trauma, we can heal and rebuild a healthy future to keep all of the babies of the world safe. Peace is possible if we all choose it.
I include tragic misfortunes and terrible struggles in my books, but I paint up characters who help those in need of a positive solution to solve troubles that seem out of their control. There are too many large and small scale problems on every street and hill in the world. I write peaceful ideas in the hope that positivity will spread down those streets and over those hills to reach anyone who needs help the most. Any little bit of help can make the most important difference for one or many. I wish you a peaceful summer, and I urge everyone to do something that helps someone in the coming months. *Ask how you may help, and then listen. Work with people to solve and prevent problems. Ask if you did help, and listen again. Repeat forever.
I am working on a way for a percentage of each sale to be donated to an organization that directly aids those in need of help while searching for a safe, new home. Being forced to live a nomadic, uncertain life is cruel, dangerous, and terrifying. We all need a steady, safe home. We all can work together to help everyone have this basic need. Our world must get out of this constant survival mode and change into a deep, lasting time of healing. Equality and safety is needed worldwide.
In my gift shop, I also feature artwork and photography inspired by my travels. Nature adores us always…trailing all the way from a rose wall in Tuscany back home to a sweet rose blooming in our New England cottage garden. Help, don’t harm. Preserve nature. Enjoy your unique senses of nature.
Shop: A Gentle Life Collection
Books Sizes/Types: Digital Audio, Hardback Pocket, Digest, Square, (Paperbacks are Coming Soon)
My books are cosy to read, or listen to, when at home, on a work break or weekend, and while travelling. Many of my stories are set in New England, such as my Sage Rose Sorrel children’s books, but here are some others that you might love to tag along with as my characters explore new favourite places.
Amaranthe tells of living in NYC and France. Leona has lived in two homes in Italy: one by the mountains and one by the sea. Ellary Eden grows a helpful, enchanting garden in the Witching World! I have just finished three fresh novels for you to explore soon. There is one especially delicious new book that is set in Belgium! Every time you explore a new place, you learn so much for your life ahead.
This morning, an idea came to life. Magical vines danced in the blossom-scented breeze. Ribbons twirled around a wooden ring. Dreamy nappers smile up at the rose garden growing above their sweet, inventive minds.
Love to you, from Rose Cottage
We replaced our long, white canopy fabric with this airy ribbon mobile.
*To order your custom mobile, please contact me with size, colour, and theme details.
Contact me for all custom orders. We wish you a magical Spring!
Cosy up with old world deckled cream notecards & envelopes for rainy days of letter writing to loved ones. Inky cross-hatched imagery of an umbrella, raincoat & hat, rain boots, and a puddle duck encourage the writer and the reader to snuggle in or splash about on rainy days.
A matching children’s book is coming soon!
The feathered, deckled edges are sweet and romantic, the creamy colour is soft and timeless, allowing your messages to be the focus.
Knowing yourself and knowing your Dear Ones is true romance! You can feel it in a smile, a laugh, and in all of your senses! Happy Love Day! Practice peace, choose peace, give peace. Help don’t harm. Love, ~ Amor Milagre
Leona’s Homecoming is a beautiful growing story. Vol. II will release soon with a new year of seasonal love for all! Natural beauty is a joy forever. We love these garden memories for the home. Mix and match lovely photography and art collections for your own unique gallery wall! Nature inside and out.
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Happy Valentine’s Day!
Music of the Moment: Reflecting Light, Sam Phillips
By listening to her intuition from Nature’s advice, Ellary teaches how empathy, compassion, and living organically in the moment can heal the world. This imaginative counting storybook includes a healthy soup recipe to help any witches you know to heal and prevent illness daily. This tale also inspires all to help others during the pandemic and encourages healthy food choices. (Vegan, organic, non-GMO, plant-based, garden fresh.) Ellary Eden is six years old. Galeno, her little brother, is three years old. They both love and respect nature’s rhythms, and this allows for the best kind of magic!
Save your seeds, for they hold the key to a healthy life!
A Gentle Life Book Collection: Peaceful, beautiful, healthy inspiration for a Gentle Life. Take our books with you everywhere you go. Give the gift of Love & Peace by being Purely You.
The Bewitching Tales of Ellary Eden #2Choose printed hardback, digital audiobook, or add both to read and listen together.
Check back for the release of more books in this series to read on as Ellary’s story unfolds.
A sweet nature-loving children’s book about helping others (while keeping healthy boundaries for the Self), appreciation for the magic of organic plant-based foods, and sharing compassion and kindness with siblings and friends.
Gentle Organic Daily Life Inspiration for: Empaths, Synesthetes, Highly Sensitive People, and All!