Winter is coming.
Sorry, I just wanted to say that.
Winter is really and truly here and it is cold… It’s really,really cold…
Like -1.5 C cold in the morning.
Like defrost your car and cover your ears cold.
Like put-your-thermal-knickers-on cold… wait, what??? Of course I don’t have thermal knickers…. yet…
Maybe it would be more appropriate to call this post Sporadic Inspiration but maybe if I stick to Weekly Inspiration I will upload… that… Weekly Inspiration…
And one of the best ways to re-install our Weekly Inspiration section is, of course, with everything Etsy.
I am always looking to learn a new craft or two. I love the idea of having things around the house that I have made or making special presents for family and friends for special celebrations.
It is hard to pick which craft to learn, but it is harder to find the time to actually learn that craft. Finding a class, finding a time that suits you and your family, going there, coming back… so much time wasted in travelling alone!
The lovely people of CRAFTSY have a serious of free ONLINE COURSES that make this learning experience much easier so you only have to decide which course to take.
If you are not looking for a new course but in desperate need of CRAFT SUPPLIES
CRAFTSY is taking an additional 20% OFF THEIR EXISTING CLEARANCE PRICES to give you great deals on their project kits and supplies for only a few days. Be sure to check out the deep discounts on your favorite brands before their Winter Clearance sale is over. Remember, the good stuff goes fast!
Have an amazing weekend!
I am really looking forward to Spring. It is coming soon, right?
The weather around here in Ireland feels a bit bipolar : one day we have hailstones and the next day is a beautiful dry sunny day… I live for the sunny days, that’s where I get my life from.
I am really looking forward to peeling off some of my layers, to be able to go outside without a heavy jacket on. Since I live in Ireland I am not holding on to any romantic idea of removing my tights any time soon. It will probably happen in July, for about 2 weeks. That’s it. At least for me. Maybe it is my Spanish blood. I like it hot.
And if you need a bigger one for weekends…
Have an amazing weekend!
One of my favorite pastimes is browsing in Etsy and you would not believe the amount of beautiful things I have found!
Ok, of course you would believe me, because you know Etsy and because I am so trustworthy, right? I need more coffee…. but I leave you with some Etsy Delight!
I love the spot of color in this Wedge Lamp by Gagan Design. So gorgeous and original!
This cloud pillow by Alicia Cambridge will get you sleeping like a baby! So dreamy…
This motto by Mottos Print puts a smile in my face.
I love the shape of these glass stands by MontibyMonti.
I am ordering these toothbrushes by ItsClearCut for impromptu guests in my house.
This retro apron by Boojiboo is so cool!
This felt bag by eleven0five is so gorgeous. A must have. For me. Only for me.
This floral headband by ogood makes me think of summer…
Such a whimsical garland by OfficinadecoRshop
And of course I need this deer head trophy by Tobais Dream in my house!
And don’t forget to check out my Etsy Shop : Organising Chaos Shop – I will adding new stuff to it!
If you’d like to leave some of your favorite shops in the comments, I’d love to take a peek!
Have a wonderful day, friends.
We are already in February and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Are you a Valentine kind of person?
Mr B and I never celebrated it until we had the boys and they became aware of the day. We are just not very romantic. Now we have a “family date”, exchange cards and have breakfast in bed, all together. It’s lovely. The boys call it Love Day, and for us, that is exactly what it is.
Whichever way you celebrate, on your own, with your partner, in family, with friends… t is always nice to have some inspiration for the day.
VALENTINE’S DAY DECORATION
If you like embracing Valentines Day to the fullest and go all out decorating your home, this balloon arch is just super cute and it can be used from breakfast bar to cocktail bar as the day evolves…
I. Am. Totally. In.Love. With. This. Chandelier. I just have to make it.
And what about these love-heart garlands? Easy to make and ever so adorable!
VALENTINE’S DAY PRINTABLES
If you are too busy to make anything, or you are feeling lazy, or just not feeling at all, there are some amazing free printables that you could use to decorate your home and get you in the mood.
VALENTINE’S DAY FOOD
Now, if you are traditional and you are planning a Valentine’s romantic dinner, this caprese salad as a starter would be only delightful, delicious and super romantic!
An antipasto platter is totally down my alley and it means no cooking for anyone… It doesn’t get any better than this!
Or if you want to something a little bit more special, you could have the seafood option.
And I believe that tradition dictates that chocolate must be had for dessert in Valentine’s Day, right? This walnut and chocolate cake is just the perfect treat, don’t you think?
So, whether you are having a quiet one, a by yourself one, a family one or a romantic night, I hope you are now inspired to make the day a little bit special. For you at least. Because you deserve it!
Have an amazing weekend!
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As I mentioned recently, I moved every bed in my house before Christmas. I just woke up one morning and I had to do it.
The boys had been sharing a room since they were born but for different reasons (that will soon be revealed to you), the boys had to be separated and they now have their very own bedroom.
I have always tried to decorate their bedroom and playroom with different colors. I never liked the blue with soccer balls kind of decorations for the boy’s room. It is not them. It is not us.
As now I get to decorate 2 bedrooms, I have to take into consideration their ages, their tastes and their needs for their individual rooms, always within budget which means recycle, up-cycle, inherit, beg…. the usual!
For BIG MONKEY’S ROOM (age 8) I will need a nice desk to keep up with his drawing
And some shelving will also be neccesary for books and general stuff that they seem to get…
These walls are just gorgeous. Fun but sensible… right?
The bed is priority. It needs to be comfortable and inviting, not only to sleep but also to grab a book and read for a while.
Their little feet need to be warm, but stylish also… of course!
As for CHAOTIC MONKEY’S ROOM (age 6) I will also need some storage and this one looks not only affordable but fun!
I am totally in love with that Fantastic Mr Fox print and that rug here. Just. In. Love.
This kind of wall decoration is so Chaotic Monkey, it is scary.
There is so much I would take from here. From the cushions, to the wall, to the bed… so much…
How cool would it be to have this seat in your room? I mean Chaotic Monkey’s room… yes, that’s what I mean…
Food for thought.
I will be working hard at making those spaces as amazing, relaxing and inspiring as I can.
What about you?
Are you inspired yet?
Have an amazing weekend.
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