FF – FINALLY FRIDAY!!

It’s Friday. It’s FINALLY FRIDAY!!

We made it. We survived the week, and what a week it was!!!

We had sick children, long working hours, evening training…
But we made it to Friday with all our limbs attached to our bodies and our mental health shaky, but nothing that can not be undone with a good chat, some whining and a bottle of wine. It’s like therapy.

We don’t have big plans for the weekend. I’m not even sure if we have plans. We might make some now…

Whatever you are doing, make sure to have time to put your feet up, relax and wind down.

Have an amazing weekend

Chaotic Itzi

OCB

FRIDAY, RAINY FRIDAY #ChaoticallyPositive

Today it’s finally Friday.

Friday Rainy FridayThis week has been tough.  Mr B is still on tour, I have a bad cold that I can’t quite shift and the kids are getting cabin fever with the bad weather and they are also missing their dad. We are all tired and emotional. But today is finally Friday.

Today is not just Friday. Today is the last Friday The Unlucky Cabin Boy is on tour, the second last show. Mr B will be home on Sunday and life will go back to normal. For a short period anyway. We will soon be knee-deep in the chaos of the Christmas holidays, which we are all looking forward to.

Family time

Today it’s Friday. A wet and cold Friday. But it is a good Friday.

Soon we will all be home chasing our tales, catching up to our days. But we will all be home. The 4 of us.

Happy Friday.
Chaotic Itzi

Craftsy

GET ORGANIZED WITH BUTTONS

You must all know by now that I like boards, any type of notice boards.
Big Vintage Notice Board - https://www.etsy.com/ie/listing/233180845/hand-made-fabric-memo-board-60cmx60cm?ref=shop_home_active_4
I think they are a wonderful way of getting papers organized, putting things away, displaying photos and keepsakes and getting rid of the dreaded pile of paper at the end of the kitchen counter.

Although some notice boards are lovely and they look even better displaying photos and souvenirs, others can look not so attractive displaying bills, school notices and reminders. I find cork notice boards the ugly duckling of message boards so I have been looking for ways to beautify them (too much time in my hands??? – maybe!)
Organising Chaos - Get organized with buttons
This simple project will make your cork board look a hundred times better, it will add more color, more style and it will be more presentable. All these while up-cycling all those random buttons that you have lying around and all for the price of a small tub of glue and some push pins – are you sold yet? Let’s get cracking!

Now, again, this is one of the very complicated projects that if you loose concentration or you take a call half way through the project you might not be able to continue. I have broken it down in small steps so it is easier to follow. Pay attention:

Step 1 – Get the glue, the push pins and the buttons
Organising Chaos - Get organized with buttons
Step 2 – Put the button upside down, put some glue on it and rest the push pin on top – Let it dry
Organising Chaos - Get organized with buttons
Step 3 – Use your new pretty pins on your cork board
Organising Chaos - Get organized with buttons
If you have managed to follow this complicated procedure, I hope you are smiling and admiring your Friday project.
Organising Chaos - Get organized with buttons
Have an amazing weekend.
Chaotic Itzi

COCKTAIL TIME : THE GIN FIZZ

There is nothing like that Friday feeling partnered with good weather to encourage you to make plans for the weekend. Whether is just hanging out at home with your family and painting the shed, meeting up with friends and grab a bite to eat or having a barbecue with your neighbours, good weather and weekends should be celebrated, especially around these part of the world where the good weather may not come back at all!

OrganisingChaosBlog - The Gin Fizz
This cocktail really encapsulates spring for me: fresh, crisp and a little bit bitter. Maybe I am reading too much into this – sorry about that – I will get on with it.

GIN FIZZ – serves 1
1 1/2 measures of gin
1 tsp sugar
few long shreds of lemon peel
crushed ice
soda water
OrganisingChaosBlog - The Gin Fizz
Mix the gin, the sugar and the lemon peel together until the sugar has dissolved. Pour into a long glass full of crushed ice and top up with chilled soda water.

The sugar and the lemon peel really make this cocktail something special.
OrganisingChaosBlog - The Gin Fizz
Have an amazing weekend, whatever you are up to!

Chaotic Itzi