WEEKLY INSPIRATION : ETSY DELIGHT

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!Gagan Design - Weekly Inspiration @ OrganisingChaosBlog

This cloud pillow by Alicia Cambridge will get you sleeping like a baby! So dreamy…Alicia Cambridge - Weekly Inspiration @ OrganisingChaosBlog

This motto by Mottos Print puts a smile in my face.Mottos Print - Weekly Inspiration @ OrganisingChaosBlog

I love the shape of these glass stands by MontibyMonti.MontibyMonti - Weekly Inspiration @ OrganisingChaosBlog

I am ordering these toothbrushes by ItsClearCut for impromptu guests in my house.Its Clear Cut - Weekly Inspiration @ OrganisingChaosBlog

This retro apron by Boojiboo is so cool!Boojiboo - Weekly Inspiration @ OrganisingChaosBlog

This felt bag by eleven0five is so gorgeous. A must have. For me. Only for me.eleven0five - Weekly Inspiration @ OrganisingChaosBlog

This floral headband by ogood makes me think of summer… ogood - - Weekly Inspiration @ OrganisingChaosBlog

Such a whimsical garland by OfficinadecoRshopofficinadecoRshop - - Weekly Inspiration @ OrganisingChaosBlog

And of course I need this deer head trophy by Tobais Dream in my house!TobaisDream - Weekly Inspiration @ OrganisingChaosBlog

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.

Chaotic Itzi




WEEKLY INSPIRATION : VALENTINE’S DAY

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…
Valentine Day's Inspiration @ OrganisingchaosBlog
I. Am. Totally. In.Love. With. This. Chandelier. I just have to make it.
Valentine Day's Inspiration @ OrganisingchaosBlog
And what about these love-heart garlands? Easy to make and ever so adorable!
Valentine Day's Inspiration @ OrganisingChaosBlog

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 Day's Inspiration @ OrganisingChaosBlog
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Valentine Day's Inspiration @ OrganisingChaosBlog

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!
Valentine Day's Inspiration @ OrganisingchaosBlogAn antipasto platter is totally down my alley and it means no cooking for anyone… It doesn’t get any better than this!
Valentine Day's Inspiration @ OrganisingchaosBlog

Or if you want to something a little bit more special, you could have the seafood option.
Valentine Day's Inspiration @ OrganisingchaosBlog
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?Valentine Day's Inspiration @ OrganisingchaosBlog

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!
Chaotic Itzi

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WEEKLY INSPIRATIONS : BOYS’ BEDROOMS

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

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And some shelving will also be neccesary for books and general stuff that they seem to get…

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todayscreativelife.com

These walls are just gorgeous. Fun but sensible… right?

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www.apartmenttherapy.com

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.

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www.thestickerworkshop.com

Their little feet need to be warm, but stylish also… of course!

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caitlinwilson.com

As for CHAOTIC MONKEY’S ROOM (age 6) I will also need some storage and this one looks not only affordable but fun!

http://crazylittleprojects.com/
http://crazylittleprojects.com/

I am totally in love with that Fantastic Mr Fox print and that rug here. Just. In. Love.

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thestickerworkshop.com

This kind of wall decoration is so Chaotic Monkey, it is scary.

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http://www.ministyleblog.com/blog/

There is so much I would take from here. From the cushions, to the wall, to the bed… so much…

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stylebyfreedom.co.nz

How cool would it be to have this seat in your room? I mean Chaotic Monkey’s room… yes, that’s what I mean…

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100layercakelet.com

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.
Chaotic Itzi

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WEEKLY INSPIRATION : KITCHEN LIGHTING

Our kitchen is getting a face-lift soon. I am so excited!

When we moved to our house, our kitchen was pine. Pretty much everything was pine in the house, so no surprise there, but the pine in the kitchen made the space look very dark and oppressive so Mr B and I painted it white which helped us survive in it for the last 4 years.

The problem with the kitchen was not only the color, but the space did not work. At all. You have heart about the concept of the “kitchen triangle”? Well, the people who designed my kitchen had never heard of it. Or the kitchen square. I think for the it was more like a game of tetris – this fits here, it goes there then. Seriously, really bad.

But not worry, the end is in sight and we are going to have a kitchen that works, a simple, bright and practical kitchen. And a big fridge. I can’t tell you how excited I am about hsving a big fridge. We currently have an under counter fridge that freezes everything at the back, has no light and I hate… (breaths heavily into a paper bag…).

Everything has been planned, from tiles to units. The only thing left to choose is the lighting… So many options….

On one hand, I love the INDUSTRIAL VIBE… 

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Although there is something pretty warm about VINTAGE LIGHTING.

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But sometimes I think I should go totally with MODERN LIGHTING, because I am a modern kind of girl, you know…

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Or I could also go with all NATURAL MATERIALS for  warmth.

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So many options, so many beautiful lights…

I will let you know what lighting we choose when it is all done. I am excited. I am so excited to the idea of having a functioning kitchen. And a new one at that. Yay and double yay!!!

Chaotic Itzi

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WEEKLY INSPIRATION : ETSY DELIGHT

This week’s inspiration is Etsy. Whether you are thinking of getting organised and start your Christmas shopping early this year or whether you just want to treat yourself to something special, Etsy has it all.

From the most delicate stoneware jug (by LiquoriceMoonStudios) that would be a great addition to my jug collection as much as a thoughtful present for a loved one.
Etsy Autumn inspiration - Stoneware tan Jug

To some amazing and beautifully made sun catchers by dortdesigns
Etsy Autumn inspiration - Dragonfly suncatchers

This jewelry organizer by BarnCatStore should help you keep your favorite pieces organised and on display
Etsy Autumn inspiration - Jewelry Organiser

I have to write things down and personal planners are a must to be organized during the year, especially with one as gorgeous as this by myrubberstamp
Etsy Autumn inspiration - Personal planner

If you want, need or feel like updating your Kindle cover, these handmade options by bertiescloset are always more special, don’t you think?
Etsy Autumn inspiration - Kindle cover

For those fighting the cold outside this scarf by  KnitPopShop is both cosy and fab. I love the colors!
Etsy Autumn inspiration - Plaid scarf

I need these slippers by YniusFelt. I want these slippers. I am getting these slippers…
Etsy Autumn inspiration - Felted wool slippers

In the home decor department, this geometric clock by LatteHome is one of my favorites. I love the colors!
Etsy Autumn inspiration - Geometric clock

There is something very classic about glass magnets and I love the designs in these ones by TannerGlass. I can think of so many people who would just love these!
Etsy Autumn inspiration - Glass Magnets

And let’s not forget that special pet in your life. They also need to be cosy and nothing says comfort and warmth as this cat cave by VaivaIndre. Pretty cool indeed!!!
Etsy Autumn inspiration - cat cave

Have you made your Christmas list yet?
Are you inspired yet?

Chaotic Itzi

WEEKLY INSPIRATION : COSY PIJAMAS

My kids love having pijama’s days. To be honest, I don’t know where they got that from as both Mr B and I are totally presentable in the morning. I mean, fully showered, fully dressed and even some makeup on… it is important to be presentable for breakfast, to start the day prepared… yeah, right… there is nothing better than breakfast in pijamas and messy hair (this last detail doesn’t seem to be optional… my hair is just crazy in the mornings).

The weather has just turned and the cold seems to be here to stay. We are officially entering into pijama’s season. That time of the year where the kind of pijamas you are wearing will determine the day you will have. Ok, I might have taken it too far but you know what I mean…

For a lazy day watching TV by the fire, animal onesies are a must.
Weekly Inspiration - Cosy Pajamas
You can get them for the entire family!
Weekly Inspiration - Cosy Pajamas
Now, these pijamas might prove uncomfortable in bed, with their tails and ears, so a sexier onesie (because there is totally such a thing, right?).
Weekly Inspiration - Cosy Pajamas
But in fairness, bed is not just for lazing around., I also like to read in it – snuggled under the blanket, kindle in hand and loads and loads of coffee.
Weekly Inspiration - Cosy Pajamas

Just because you are in pijamas it doesn’t mean that you can not be stylish

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or sexy

Weekly Inspiration - Cosy Pajamas
Whatever style you’d prefer, enjoy your lazy day, put your feet up, cuddle up and embrace the chaos.

Have a great weekend.
Chaotic Itzi

WEEKLY INSPIRATION : AMAZING BEDS

WEEKLY INSPIRATION : AMAZING BEDS

I don’t know if it’s just me but as winter closes in, cold gets sharper and the days are getting shorter, I find it harder and harder to get out of bed in the morning. Don’t tell me I am on my own here… Who likes to get out of bed in a cold morning?

Although staying in bed is not an option during weekdays, we always try to linger in  bed that little bit longer at weekends. We have been know for having family breakfasts in bed and snuggling up in wet cold afternoons while watching The Princes Bride.

The thing is that these family events require big and amazing beds. And I am not only talking about big beds, they also need to be inviting, comfortable and cosy.

This bed is just big enough for all of us and I love all the pillows and the layers… so inviting!
Organising Chaos Blog: Amazing beds

There is something very dreamy about this bed. (source)
Organising Chaos Blog: Amazing beds

I love cast iron beds, painted or otherwise. There is something very romantic and traditional about them. (source)
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Big beds in small spaces have to be inviting and it looks like we could camp in this one for a good while!

Organising Chaos Blog: Amazing beds

And of course, a four poster bed is the ultimate luxury when it comes to beds. I would love to just close those curtains and sleep off until Spring!
Organising Chaos Blog: Amazing beds

What is your favorite bed?

Have an amazing weekend?
ChaoticItzi