#HomeEtc 22 — Home and Garden Inspired Blog Hop

Firstly, an apology.

I’m so sorry I didn’t comment on any posts last week. I had fully intended to host Home Etc, as ever, with my lovely friend Jess — mummyofboygirltwins — but blog duties (well and truly) slipped, due to my little trip away in Portugal.

Sometimes, instead of trying to juggle an impossible amount, it’s often just worth sticking up our hand to say we can’t cope.

Which I did.

So firstly an apology and secondly a HUGE thanks to Jess for covering my back and hosting single-handedly and a big fat thank you to everyone that linked up too.

I promise to do better in future ;)

In my absence, Jess picked two fab posts from last week’s linkers.

First was Poppy from A Sunny Island with her home flashback.

It’s so interesting to think how our homes have evolved over the years and, in this instance, we can actually see for ourselves!

The changing faces of Poppy’s home — Photo courtesy of A Sunny Island

It’s so lovely to ring the changes! The dining room is my favourite transformation! Plus I love the pink tiles in the kitchen too :)

Second fave post came from Beth, who writes over at Betty and the Bumps.

Her fab blog shows how she’s updated her daughter Gwenn’s room using some fabulous wallpaper from Graham and Brown.

Gwenn’s new ‘big-girl’ bedroom. Photo courtesy of Betty and the Bumps.

Such a difference!! It looks gorgeous doesn’t it?

I wallpapered the ceiling in our guest-bedroom earlier in the year with a sky inspired paper — not clouds but little blue-birds. Amazing what a difference some patterned paper can make to a room.

Well done girls! 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 3 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

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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.

10 thoughts on “#HomeEtc 22 — Home and Garden Inspired Blog Hop

  1. Thanks for choosing me! I genuinely never would have expected it; I always feel silly for linking up when I see everybody else’s amazing homes! xx

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