Home Etc #19 — Home and Garden Inspired Blog Hop

Another Wednesday and it’s time for another edition of Home Etc!

For those of you dipping in for the first time, #HomeEtc is a weekly linky club for bloggers, hosted by Jess — who writes over at  mummy of boy girl twins — and me.

It’s the perfect place for bloggers to share their interiors, garden (or allotment), DIY, crafting and upcycling posts. If it’s any way home related, we welcome you to join in and link up with us.

Last week we had some more fabulous blogs linking in.

My favourite post  came from my lovely friend Julia from Rainbeaubelle.

She’d given a little IKEA children’s table and chairs a new lease of life with my old favourite, Annie Sloan‘s chalkpaint.


I’ve upcycled  lots of things using chalk paint over the years and more recently — also from IKEA) — a chest of drawers and a little birdhouse that I turned into a row of beach huts!

It was lovely to see what Julia had done with the table and chairs. Such a fabulous transformation and a great way of ensuring it has many more years of use.

Jess’ favourite was from me!!!!

I’m delighted that she chose my post on Dolly — our lovely old caravan.


We have sold her now but have got a replacement though and are working hard to make her just as lovely :) Thanks Jess :) Very flattered!

And well done Julia! You’re now in the running to win a voucher from HomeSense, our generous sponsor. The winner of this month’s prize will be announced next week.

Thanks so much for linking up with Jess and me — we love reading your posts and are so happy to be part of this lovely little community of house-proud bloggers.

All we ask is that you follow these 3 little rules:

1) Please include our lovely #HomeEtc badge at the bottom of your post.

The Twinkle Diaries


2) You may link up to two posts — new or old (sometimes the old posts are forgotten about, so please dust them down and show them off; we’d love to read them!)  — but no more than two posts each week please.

3) Please be kind enough to comment on your HOSTS’ POSTS which will always be the first two entries in the link up — plus a couple of others. Blog hops only work if you’re as generous with your comments as you are at sharing your posts.

Be sure to tweet —@twinklediaries or @soot1978 — with the url to your post, using the hashtag #HomeEtc and Jess or I will always retweet (sometimes both of us if you’re lucky)! ;)

Finally, Jess and I will pick one favourite post each week then at the end of the month we’ll choose an overall winner. This lucky blogger will receive a £20 voucher from our fabulous sponsor!


Psst… as well as HomeSense the voucher can also be spent in TK Maxx!

Thanks so much for linking up all your lovely home and garden inspired posts. We look forward to reading more of the same this week! The linky portal is open until 11.58pm on Saturday, so lots of time to join in.

Lots of love,

Caro & Jess x

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About The Twinkle Diaries

Big eyes & a happy heart. Festival goer, gin lover. Lives in a haphazard state of chaotic bliss with a lovely husband, twin toddler boys, three cats & four chickens.

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