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Sunday, February 22, 2015

In Deep Shift

One of the first documentaries Oprah aired on her new network "OWN", was "Wake Up".
"Wake Up" Trailer by Jonas Elrod
I was so intrigued by this documentary because after I lost my Dad, I was wanting to reconnect some way or some how.  I felt like I needed his strength and security to get me through the tough times in my life.
I became very open to new ideas and began questioning and learning and evolving into a new and better version of me, I like to call this "The Inside Job".
My Dad's death put me on the path to my spiritual awakening. It wasn't until just recently I realized that my Dad's greatest gift to me was his love and in his passing, it is the same love that is with me transforming me and guiding me to wake up.  I talk to him everyday knowing he is with me and guiding me, protecting me and giving me the strength and security I desperately wanted.
Jonas Elrod feels like my kind of people, like I am apart of his tribe, if you will.
There has been people come in and out of my life since I have been on the path, some teachers, some students and some needing my help.  Being the florist puts me in people's lives during some of their worst times, like death.  Sharing what I have learned is my integration.  This is some pretty awesome stuff and I am excited to learn more every chance I get.
Jonas has started a show airing on Oprah's OWN network called "In Deep Shift", that comes on after "Super Soul Sunday".  I LOVE this show!!!!
Thank you Jonas for sharing your story with the world and now sharing other's stories, it's truly inspirational.  Enjoy, Heidi
In Deep Shift with Jonas Elrod from the OWN network.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Yard Stick Shelf

Over the Christmas Holidays, I promised that we would tackle a few of the projects for his bedroom.  The yardstick shelf is a project that I had him help me with.  If you want a 12 year old boy to help you, just hand him a power tool.  These shelves were the perfect way to display his collection of model cars without taking up space in his room.  Enjoy, Heidi

What you will need:
1 - Drill with very small drill bit to make pilot holes in wood before screwing in screws (if not your wood could split)
1 - screw driver bit for you drill to screw in the screws
1 - yardstick
1- 1X4  board
2 - small metal "L" brackets
2 - small brass wood screws to mount L bracket to yardstick
2 - wood screws to mount L brackets to wall
Some wood stain to darken the new wood to look aged
(I used some Old English scratch cover for dark woods mixed with some Mineral Oil and rubbed it lightly over the completed shelf with an old rag.)
Images via me, Heidi

Monday, October 13, 2014

The things you are passionate about are not random, they are your calling.

Think about what you are really passionate about.
It's the thing you never get tired of talking about and you could go on and on about.
That is your calling.  Take care my friends, Heidi
Image via  Rachel Gadiel


Sunday, September 7, 2014

The Alchemist

A few years ago, a woman walked through my doors and helped to guide me on my spiritual journey.
She introduced me to Joseph Campbell and the "Hero's Journey".
She told me to read my son fairy tales.
And when she heard my longing to move to Australia, she called me, "The Alchemist".
I didn't understand what she meant by this, but today, as I watched Oprah interview Paulo Coelho on Super Soul Sunday, I understood.  I have not yet read "The Alchemist", but I am now.
This year marks it's 25th anniversary.
I have pinned several quotes from Paulo Coelho's books and read them for continued inspiration.
I hope that they can do the same for you.  I'm curious to know if you have read the book and what your thoughts are on it?   My favorite quote is:
 "Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure. Never forget your Personal Legend. Never forget your dreams. Your silent heart will guide you. Be silent now. It is the possibility of a dream that makes life interesting. You can choose between being a victim of destiny or an adventurer who is fighting for something important." - Paulo Coelho
 Enjoy, Heidi
p.s. Thanks Lisa
Paulo Coelho - The Alchemist
Love is the catalyst for all things ...
Paulo Coelho
Be aware of the place where you are brought to tears. That's where I am, and that's where your treasure is." -The Alchemist
Listen to your heart Paulo Caelho, The Alchemist

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Laugh til you Cry Tuesday.

One of my all time favorite emotions is Laughing through Tears.
So, I just couldn't keep it to myself and had to share this with all you wonderful people.
But, I must warn all the guys out there that are reading/watching this post, you might not want too.
It's about a real life business called Hello Flo,
 that sends out feminine products and candy to girls when
 Mother Nature gives her her monthly gift.
This video is called "First Moon Party".  Make sure you pee before you watch it.
 Their commercials are so hilarious, I promise your face will hurt from laughing so hard.
Enjoy, Heidi

Video via Hello Flo

Sunday, July 13, 2014

You are the Hero in your Journey of Life.

I am completely fascinated with Joseph Campbell and his theory of  "The Hero's Journey".  All the great stories we love so much are because we can relate to them as they inspire us.  We are all the Heroes in our Journey of life and we will all go on hundreds even thousands of adventures as we grow older, deeper and more authentic.  So when life hits you in the head  just think of it as the first step on the Yellow Brick Road, or the invitation to Hogwarts.  Below are two wonderful videos on "The Hero's Journey".  Enjoy, Heidi

                                                       Image and quote via me, Heidi Jaster.

Image via Hp Lyrikz

Video by TED-Ed

                                             Finding Joe - a story about "The Hero's Journey"

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Virtual Beach House Make-Over.

I have found another wonderful house I would LOVE to get my hands on and renovate.
For the time being, I will have to just give it the ultimate virtual make-over.
Enjoy, Heidi

Image via Domain
classic australian style, slightly curved roof line via Coty Farquhar
Image via Coty Farquhar
I love the soft gray for the trim work.  A new metal roof with signature Aussie bullnose veranda would do wonders for the exterior. 
 I would love to expose the rock of the rock wall and plant lots of roses.
(is that possible MOTH? Or should I have Jboy power wash it and just paint the whole thing?)
This Aussie beauty is in a small town called Edithburgh in South Australia.
There is a house behind it and then the Gulf St. Vincent.
Edithburgh has some pretty special point of interest.
I would LOVE to explore its coastline, but even more so, I would love to see first hand the very rare Leafy Sea Dragon in all its majesty in its coral forests and underwater grassland.
I wouldn't need a swimming pool since the town has one built into the shore.
My favorite beach in the world, near Edithburgh, South Australia
Edithburgh beach and the view of Gulf St.Vincent
Image via Caty Malo
Troubridge Point, near Edithburgh
Troubridge Point near Edithburgh  Image via Caty Malo
leafy seadragon   @ Edithburgh by lndr,
The Leafy Sea Dragon
Image via Leander Wiseman

a Saturday morning swim  Edithburgh (nybt)
Image via SnakeJake99

Now you see why I fell in love with the town.
The house is a fixer upper no doubt, but I've tackled worse.
Here is what I see in my mind as I flip thru each room of the house.
 Belclaire House
Once you walk thru the front doors of the entry hall, you'll feel right at home
 with warm floors, walls and wood furniture.
  You can never have too many beach baskets.
.Love the blue, white and natural colors--so calming and relaxing
Image found here.
(I wish I knew the source cause I LOVE this room)

A casual comfy living room with linen slipcovered sofas and chairs plus blue and white paisley pillows, sisal rugs and ocean treasures to adorn the room.

Then we have 3 bedrooms.
White bedding with blue accents.  Easy to change out and update.
Image via Emily A Clark
layered greys  [Silk Tufted Quilt & Shams | Pottery Barn]
Image via Pottery Barn

Beautiful Bed Linens -- via Pottery Barn
Image via Pottery Barn
Gotta Love that Pottery Barn.

a Nantucket bathroom
Image via Elle D├ęcor
A sailboat,  a seashell and a couple of palm fronds
 is enough to give this little bathroom that nautical flare.
Bathing paradise
Image via Roman and Williams

I love my big claw footed tub, by my husband love a shower.
This set up makes us both happy.

It would have to have some demolition work done to the back and then rebuild a warm and welcoming open kitchen like this one, that shares it's space with the living and dining room areas.  
A panty on the right side of the kitchen with a utility room on the back side that leads to the bath.
Love this country kitchen. The door is fabulous! My favorite kitchen so far and I think its because of all the doors outside... dutch door!  Beams are great.
This is what you find when you walk out the back door from the kitchen or utility room.
A perfect place for dining alfresco with the balmy ocean breezes filling the air.

Image found Here

After taking  evening walks on the beach, we can relax in the moon light and bistro lights or chandelier or fire in the outdoor fireplace or all the above.
Image via House Beautiful

I hope you enjoyed my Beach House Virtual Home Make-over.