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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Story of Stuff, the saga continues.

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A while back I shared with you, The Story of Stuff.
This simply put video opened up my eyes to a reality that was sad, but true.
I was spending my extra time buying stuff and it never seemed to fill my happiness void.
Watch it now if you haven't yet.  It's great and I'm sure it will make you think of things, like where did the stuff come from and where does it go when we throw it away, plus why does our stuff break so fast?



Then I watched the Story of Cosmetics and was blown away at all of the harmful ingredients I use everyday.  It is no wonder so many people get cancer, even the children.  The video helped to educate the public and the Safe Cosmetic Act of 2010 was created, click here to help and to find safe cosmetics.

My eyes were opening to issues that are extremely important.  I felt informed and I felt angry too.  I wanted to do something, so I shared this with you and my friends and chunked out a bunch of stuff that was actually harmful to me, my family and my enviorment.  I loved these videos and I wanted more.  I was feeling empowered  in my own life and wanted to learn more so I watched The Story of Bottled Water.

 I Stopped purchasing bottled water.


We quit buying our kid the latest gaming system and recycled batteries and fixed our computers when they broke instead of buying new ones.  (good thing I married a geek)
Then it was on to The Story of Cap and Trade. 
 I didn't even know what that was, but thought, as a concerned citizen of the USA, I need to get informed on the important issues of our planet, since it is the only one we have.


I just couldn't believe how big corporations do business at the expense of our planet.  You would think that they would realize that they have to live on it too.  I know now, by their actions, that the way big corporations think and the average person are extremely different, it is pretty much incomprehensible.
Which led me to the last video available to watch.  The Story of Citizens United v. FEC.
(just a little note here:Citizens United is an extension of the Koch Brothers a.k.a. BIG OIL)

Well, the Koch Brothers, I mean Citizens United won and now big corporations can donate any amount of money to elections.  We are now calling them Presidential Auctions I hear.
This sounds like all doom and gloom, but there is hope.  There is one more video.  It officially airs on November 8, 2011 and I will post it I promise.  It is The Story of Broke.  Here is the teaser.


For the past 3 years, all I have wanted to do is to move to Australia because I did not trust our government and I felt like a lab rat, with all of the toxic chemicals in our food, our homes and in our products.  I felt like I had no control or say, I felt like I needed to move my family far away to a safer place.  Now I am seeing that this really is not just our country but our whole world and even if I did move, I would face similar if not the same problems I am dealing with now.  The rules have changed.  Before, powers came from countries, now they come from giant corporations.  I believe in the saying that you have to be the change you wish to see in the world.  So.......let's do it.   Here are a couple small videos from Annie herself, sharing more of what we can do to be that change.  Thank you Annie, you are a modern day Super Woman.



I love you guys and thanks for taking the time to read and watch, I promise it is for the good, the light the positive.  Lets let our lights shine bright.  Inform, share, awaken, open your mind and love...love....love.  Love always, Heidi

Monday, October 17, 2011

Rock On!!!

I feel so honored to live in this world with all of you totally awesome people.
I love how the World Wide Web has brought us together to become a "Brotherhood of Man".
It's a Small World after all.
Love, Heidi



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Quote by John Lennon (I wonder what John is thinking right now?)


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I wonder what Jimi is thinking right now?





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Friday, October 14, 2011

Ring.....Ring.....Ring...........Yellow?

It's funny, my Dad used to answer the phone by saying "Yellow".
I don't know if it was a Southern/Texas/German accent or if he was being funny.
Enjoy your weekend everyone.  Love, Heidi



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Suzanne, fabulous job on your chair.  Rrom Back on Festive Road.
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One of the New Calandars in my store.
$21.95 plus shipping, click here to get one.
Great for Christmas Presents, added bonus is that you can frame each one later to decorate your casa.


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Nature is the Artist.

These are some of the most beautiful images I have ever seen and they are all from Nature.
Feeling inpired????  Enjoy, Heidi


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Lichens
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Yellow Stone National Park
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Friday, October 7, 2011

Blue and White are the BFFs of the color world.

Forever these two colors will be great together, plus they  love more friends to join them. 
They are easy going kinda colors.  Enjoy your weekend.  Love, Heidi

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Outdoor Rooms

We are entering the 2 week period of weather perfection here in Texas, in the evening hours of course.
I think it is considered Autumn? Still not sure.  Even though our grass is dead and we are not allowed to water it or wash our cars (being in the worst drought in 100 years) we will still be dining tonight alfresco style with our Willow Nest neighbors. 
Once the sun goes down the critters come out and venture into town for a drink. 
 So far we have seen deer, armadillos, raccoons, skunks, coyotes and a fox in our little town. 
Enjoy,  Heidi

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Found on Pintrest, but I think I saw this in House Beautiful.

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Monday, October 3, 2011

Chris Barrett

I was flipping through my House Beautiful magazines last night and realized that I am in love with the style of Chris Barrett.  I have collected numerous images and gutted a few magazines that were of her designs.  Her 1929 Spanish style bungalow was featured on the front cover of House Beautiful as well as a nice spread inside.  Her home is only 1050 square feet (320.04 meters) and extremely charming.  I love how everything is white or cream (a clean canvas) and then she adds dark woods and interesting antiques even worldly treasures, finally she adds the color with flowers, food and pillows.  All of which can be changed on a whim to suit the mood or season.  The roses on the front of her home are Eden Roses, must get some. 
All image sources for this post are from House Beautiful and Chris Barrett.  Enjoy, Heidi




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The following are some of her other projects. 
I'm pretty sure that most of them have been involved in past posts here on Heidi Claire.

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Georgous!!!