Home Etc #108

Last week saw the news that my friend — and co-founder of Home Etc — Jess, will be stepping down from hosting. Next Wednesday will be her last official day. It’s sad but totally understandable. Jess has taken on such a lot of social media work over the past few months plus her blog is… Read More

Simple tips for an easy bathroom makeover

Although I wouldn’t call myself a slave to interior trends, I love mixing things up on a fairly regular basis. Richard would roll his eyes at this point. I think ‘fickle’ might be a good description. Our bathroom has had more mini-facelifts than I can count on one hand. I guess that’s a lot when… Read More

Home Etc #104

Welcome to this week’s Home Etc! Such beautiful weather this week — I hope you’re enjoying this mini heatwave and not melting in the sun. I’ve been loving it but wishing I could work outside. Sadly, Apple haven’t perfected a non-reflective screen yet and all I can see in my Macbook is the garden! But… Read More

Bringing Up Men and Positive Body Image

Over on Instagram last week there was a flurry of inspiring posts on ‘positive body image’— my favourite being from my blogging buddy Alison who posted a pic of herself and her daughter in matching swimming costumes. When I saw it I literally did a double take and thought— ‘Wow — she’s so brave’ — and then had to… Read More

Home Etc #102

It’s Home Etc day and normal service has resumed! Hurrah! The girls and I have been promoting our amazing giveaway that’s been running over the last couple of weeks. We’ve had over 10,000 entries but if you haven’t entered there’s still time! The competition ends tonight at midnight. Just pop over to the Home Etc birthday post… Read More

Happiness is: {An embroidered top from Zara}

Fashion. It’s a funny old thing isn’t it? These days, there’s so much choice. When I was younger, we were limited to what the shops on our local high-street had in stock. Or — if my mum was feeling generous — we’d take a trip to the city and I’d browse, wide-eyed, through the rails of garments there. Nowadays, if… Read More

A night at the Bath Spa Hotel

What a difference a week makes. Last Friday evening, my boys and I had just checked into the Bath Spa Hotel; courtesy of our lovely friends at Joules. We’d had such a fun day with them at Badminton Horse Trials and they’d kindly arranged for us to stay at the Bath Spa Hotel for the night, to save… Read More

Home Etc #98

One of the things I love the most about Home Etc is our little online community and the fact that — after almost 2 whole years — it really is much more than just a blog linky. I was chatting to a couple of my blogging friends about it, last weekend, and saying that the ‘linky’ part… Read More