Home Etc #26

Amazing how quickly the winter takes a hold isn’t it?

It’s been so dark during the days over the last week; rubbish light for taking photos indoors and often too rainy/blustery/just plain filthy to go outside.

I am definitely not a lover of the cold, dark days. Give me blue skies and sunshine any day of the week!

Last week’s Home Etc posts put a smile on my face though. So nice to see everyone’s lovely projects and homely touches :)

My co-host Jess — from mummyofboygirltwins — and I are absolutely delighted to host this little blog hop. Home Etc is a weekly linky club for bloggers to share any posts that include interiors, DIY, garden or allotment, crafting and up-cycling.

Basically if it’s home related, we urge you to come and link up with us!

Our favourite posts from last week came from:

Becky who writes over at The Spirited Puddle Jumper, who shared her daughter’s gorgeous  bedroom makeover.

Fabulous wallpaper! — Image Source

For a lover of quirky design like me, it was FULL of gorgeous little touches that I totally covet. Especially the wallpaper that was created by Hibou Home; I’ve got my eye on their fabulous Teepees wallpaper for the boys’ room :)

Loved it all and would like to move in myself — Sasha is a lucky girl indeed.

Our other favourite comes from Steph at 139a.

Jess and I both loved this post! On a recent trip to Teignmouth, in Devon,  Steph went on a mission and photographed lots of the quirky front doors in the town!


Door-spotting with 139a — Image Source

Such a sweet post and exactly the kind of thing I get sidetracked by too — wondering who lives behind the doors. My favourite was this charming little shop front. It reminds me of Emily’s shop in Bagpuss, with it’s window full of lost treasures.

Remember the chocolate biscuit factory? That was definitely my favourite episode!

Well done to both of you! You’re now in the running to win a voucher from HomeSense, our generous sponsor. The winner of the next prize will be announced in 5 weeks time,

Thanks so much for linking up with Jess and me — we love reading your posts and are so happy to be hosting this home and garden inspired blog hop.

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

About Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

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