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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.

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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.
Garden
Image via House Beautiful

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


Thursday, May 8, 2014

April Showers bring May Flowers

For all Mothers, soon to be Mothers and all members of the family that love and take care of people.
Thank you for SHINING YOUR LIGHT.
Happy Mother's Day:)
Enjoy, Heidi
Flowers and Image via Me, Heidi Jaster


Monday, April 21, 2014

Happy Spring!

 
So many flowers to choose from in the Spring time to make arrangements.
So many flowers on the side of the roads.
Enjoy, Heidi
 
 
 

(Indian Paintbrushes)  Image via Heidi Jaster Taken in Burton, Texas



(Texas Bluebonnets) Image via Heidi Jaster  Taken in Burton, Texas


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Gratitute.








                         Louie Schwartzberg TED talk on his BEAUTIFUL movie on Gratitude.
                                                                       Enjoy, Heidi















Tuesday, March 11, 2014

I'm gonna be Brave and Put Myself Out There.

It's hard to believe that it has been 8 years since I opened my florist.
Holding a vase of flowers has gotten me in many doors that are closed to others.
I truly believe that this gift was given to me not only to transform different flowers into expressions of love from one to another, but to take me on a incredible journey.
This post is for every florist or home magazine in the greater Adelaide area.
If you like what you see and you are needing hire a floral designer in the future, keep me in mind.
Enjoy, Heidi
 
Image by Kelly Cummings


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Song I keep singing in my head.

I am head over heels for the Avett Brothers. 
 I find myself singing this song and my son runs out of the room with his hands over his ears.
Enjoy, Heidi



Friday, January 17, 2014

Succulents and Urns

You could almost put anything in an urn and it will look good,
but succulents and urns are a perfect match.
What's cool about succulents, is that 
you can break off a leaf, put it in dirt and grow a whole new plant (for free).
Right now, my plants are hanging out in the mud room with the washer and dryer for the winter.
I just know that if I pull them all back outside, it will freeze again.
To all my Aussie friends,
 I think of you often while we are freezing and sick with the flu here in Texas and
 you guys are melting and bursting into flames on the other side.
  Just another month or so of extremes.  Hang in there.
Enjoy weekend, Heidi
 
Image and design by Luxe Living Interiors, floral design by Thompson Hanson
 
 
Succulents are so pretty in an urn
 
 Image found on Pinterest
 
window framed
Image found on Pinterest
 
Succulents en masse in urn
Image found on Pinterest
Delicious! Hydrangea and succulents make a romantic pair in this picture. www.openspacesfengshui.com #FengShui
 
Love these succulent's in rusty urns.
 
Image via Kimball & Bean
Gorgeous urn in La Jolla
Image via SheSez
 
 
Turn overgrown succulents into this easy, no-maintenance bouquet.
 
Image via Gardenista
Succulents are great in the urns!

Grace Design Assoc in Santa Barbara.  Gorgeous.
 
 
 
planting succulents in urns... not sure I like the urn concept but the plants are beautiful :D
 
Image via The Shady Acre
The beauty of one succulent in a simple garden urn. Pretty, pretty!
Found on Pinterest
an old birdbath makes a perfect new home for shallow-rooted succulents
Image via Real Simple
 
 
I am really loving succulents in urns lately!
Image via Turner Photographics
Urn with chicks,hens ,pearls. I had some string of pearls. They died and can't find them anywhere :(
The little cascading ball succulent is called "String of Pearls".
rolling greens store, LA. Beautiful Succulents in an urn.
Image via Our Aesthetic Rolling Green Nursery
 
succulents in a footed urn
 
Image found on Pinterest
Bonito arranjo de jardim...
Image found on Pinterest
 
27 Succulent Container Garden Plans    Grow succulents in containers for easy-care color in any sunny, dry site.
Image via Better Homes and Gardens
 
succulents
 
Image via Heather Bullard