Happy vesta tip #1: Inspire creativity  Place books, objects, sculpture and/or other items that inspire creativity in the  creativity and children  area of your home. These help serve as constant visual reminders of your intention to live a creative life, and help support your innovative, playful and fearless spirit.

Happy vesta tip #1: Inspire creativity

Place books, objects, sculpture and/or other items that inspire creativity in the creativity and children area of your home. These help serve as constant visual reminders of your intention to live a creative life, and help support your innovative, playful and fearless spirit.

Happy Vesta Tip #2: add a bell   Hang a bell (with a pleasant tone) on your front doorknob or handle. In feng shui, this works to protect your home, stimulate positive energy, and clear negative energy each time the bell sounds. I also use this bell as a simple reminder- every time I hear it, I remember to express gratitude to the universe for all of the abundance in my life. This little gold bell makes me feel lucky and wealthy every time I come home, or leave my house. 

Happy Vesta Tip #2: add a bell 

Hang a bell (with a pleasant tone) on your front doorknob or handle. In feng shui, this works to protect your home, stimulate positive energy, and clear negative energy each time the bell sounds. I also use this bell as a simple reminder- every time I hear it, I remember to express gratitude to the universe for all of the abundance in my life. This little gold bell makes me feel lucky and wealthy every time I come home, or leave my house. 

Happy Vesta tip #3: buy only what you love  Although clutter and junk should be avoided and removed from the home, I think it is wise to buy items (especially when traveling) that bring you joy, or serve as a reminder of a beautiful trip, person or time in your life. Above is a photo of some of my favorite things I purchased while traveling in India. Every time I see or touch one of these objects, I feel inspired and almost transported back to my time there. A good rule of thumb when shopping: avoid buying anything you don't love, but if you do find an object or piece of art that fills you with absolute joy, buy with confidence, and admire accordingly. 

Happy Vesta tip #3: buy only what you love

Although clutter and junk should be avoided and removed from the home, I think it is wise to buy items (especially when traveling) that bring you joy, or serve as a reminder of a beautiful trip, person or time in your life. Above is a photo of some of my favorite things I purchased while traveling in India. Every time I see or touch one of these objects, I feel inspired and almost transported back to my time there. A good rule of thumb when shopping: avoid buying anything you don't love, but if you do find an object or piece of art that fills you with absolute joy, buy with confidence, and admire accordingly. 

Happy Vesta tip #4: shop at thrift stores  Beautiful design doesn't have to cost a lot of money. Aside from the plants, everything in this photo is either from a thrift store, or was an old hand-me-down (dresser and mirror). By far, the most expensive piece was the vintage gold planter/side table, which I found for $60. Shopping at thrift stores can save a lot of money, and will give your space a more unique, eclectic feel. Plus, you're recycling! The trick to scoring those great finds at thrift stores is to go often. You can also work with what you already have- give tired old furniture or lighting an update like new cushions or a fresh coat of paint. 

Happy Vesta tip #4: shop at thrift stores

Beautiful design doesn't have to cost a lot of money. Aside from the plants, everything in this photo is either from a thrift store, or was an old hand-me-down (dresser and mirror). By far, the most expensive piece was the vintage gold planter/side table, which I found for $60. Shopping at thrift stores can save a lot of money, and will give your space a more unique, eclectic feel. Plus, you're recycling! The trick to scoring those great finds at thrift stores is to go often. You can also work with what you already have- give tired old furniture or lighting an update like new cushions or a fresh coat of paint. 

Happy Vesta tip #5: take a more personal approach to feng shui  Keep it personal when creating intentional spaces in your home. According to the  feng shui bagua map , my  wealth, power and abundance  area is in the stairway of my three-story home. Instead of viewing this as negative, I like to imagine the stair leading upward, toward wealth and success, and not tumbling down the narrow stairway.  I decided to use objects that symbolize abundance to  me , while avoiding the more traditional items like a fish tank or dragon figurine, which would feel out of place in my home. I chose a nice, bright window sill in my stairway to place ancient coins, a tiny gold cow (a symbol of wealth) from India, citrine, pyrite, a jade plant and a  lucky charms money bag  from one of my favorite spiritual teachers,  Samantha Fey .

Happy Vesta tip #5: take a more personal approach to feng shui

Keep it personal when creating intentional spaces in your home. According to the feng shui bagua map, my wealth, power and abundance area is in the stairway of my three-story home. Instead of viewing this as negative, I like to imagine the stair leading upward, toward wealth and success, and not tumbling down the narrow stairway.

I decided to use objects that symbolize abundance to me, while avoiding the more traditional items like a fish tank or dragon figurine, which would feel out of place in my home. I chose a nice, bright window sill in my stairway to place ancient coins, a tiny gold cow (a symbol of wealth) from India, citrine, pyrite, a jade plant and a lucky charms money bag from one of my favorite spiritual teachers, Samantha Fey.