Home Etc #96

A warm and toasty welcome to this week’s Home Etc! We seem to have slipped back into winter again; yesterday gave us snow and hail and the temperature have dropped massively. Definitely a cause to cosy up indoors and lkeep the home fires burning. And talking of home. Back to this week’s Home Etc link-up. Home Etc is a weekly linky for bloggers who have written content that include interiors (wish lists, room tours or DIY), garden or allotment ideas, plus crafting or up-cycling.   This week it’s hosted by myself and the lovely Kerry from Noah and The Girls. HOME ETC FAVOURITES The first Home Etc favourite from last week comes from Jane who blogs at Maflingo. She took us on a tour of the new White Stuff store in her home town of Nottingham. Definitely more than just a shop; Jane’s post makes it look like THE shopping destination in Notts county. The thing I loved the most were the changing rooms. Designed to look like a little street; each changing cubicle has it’s own front door and opens up to reveal an ‘entrance hall’. Fabulous — that kind of attention to detail is second to none. Pop over and have a read of… Read More

Home Etc #94

Welcome to this week’s Home Etc! We’re on the countdown to the long Easter weekend and I’ve already started feeding my face with mini-eggs. Easter — along with Christmas — is one of the few times of the year when it’s perfectly acceptable to eat chocolate for breakfast. It is isn’t it? Not just me? Anyway. Back to this week’s link-up. For those not in the know, Home Etc is a weekly blog-hop for bloggers who have written content that include interiors (wish lists, room tours or DIY), garden or allotment ideas, plus crafting or up-cycling. This week it’s hosted by myself and the lovely Kerry from Noah and The Girls. HOME ETC FAVOURITES The first Home Etc favourite from last week come from Steph who blogs over at Life at 139a, with a gorgeous allotment update. And the second comes from Fionnuala at Three Sons Later, with the second part of her kidney table upcycle. I’m always amazed at the things Fionnu manages to find in skips and flea markets. This little table is a gem and she’s really given it a fantastic lease of life. Do pop over and have a read of both of their posts if you missed them… Read More

Home Etc #92

Morning home lovers!!! I’m back at the Home Etc helm after what feels like YEARS away. A week’s skiing — and a week off with a knackered knee — has an amazing way of making you totally lose track of time!! The last time I hosted Jess and I had just announced that we were expanding our team and we’d be hosting with two of our favourite Home Etc regulars; Lins from Boo and Maddie and Kerry from Noah and the Girls. So this week I’m hosting with the lovely Kerry! HOME ETC FAVOURITES Faves from last week came from Sarah — who writes over at ‘Extraordinary Chaos’ — with the most gorgeous post; Gold is the New Black. We also loved Fionnuala’s — from Three Sons Later — post. She wrote about the faded glory of, Georgian gem, Lionsden House; just outside the village of Longwood in County Meath, Ireland. Such a grand old beauty —my dream kind of house to be honest. But for all the house’s amazing internal features, I especially loved this external yellow door!! Congratulations Sarah and Fionnu — you’re both now in the running to win this month’s voucher from our fabulous sponsor, Laura Ashley. HOME ETC HOUSE-RULES 1) Please include our lovely #HomeEtc badge at the bottom of… Read More

Home Etc #88

Happy, happy 1st March! And welcome to this week’s Home Etc! I’ll make no apologies for being a little bit giddy today; for me the 1st March signifies that spring is very nearly here and the dark, winter days are nearly over. Plus my little Welsh man is always very happy as it’s St David’s day. Hapus Dydd Dewi! Back to this week’s Home Etc. For those not in the know, Home Etc is a weekly link up for bloggers who have written posts that include interiors (wish lists, room tours or DIY), garden or allotment ideas, plus crafting or up-cycling, hosted by myself and my good friend Jess! Home Etc Favourites Last week’s favourites came from Lins at Boo And Maddie with the most stunning door wreath I think I’ve ever seen. It’s from the Big Door Wreath Company and is a work of art!! SO gorgeous and the perfect thing to welcome in the spring! Another favourite came from Suzanne over at Inside, Outside and Beyond. She showed us her cosy and stylish snug. Such a beautiful room. A far cry from my own snug, where the floor is often covered in a sea of Lego! Very well done ladies! Your names… Read More

Home Etc #87

Welcome to this week’s Home Etc ;  hosted by Jess — my very good friend from the blog Mummy Of Boy & Girl Twins — and me. Bringing you the very best home and garden inspiration from the blogosphere. Home Etc Favourites First favourite from last week came from Lizzie who blogs at Marmalade Pie. She shared her gorgeous sitting room with us. Such a lovely room with a modern-vintage feel. I love the pattern and colour she’s used. So bright and fresh. It’s so cheery and welcoming. And makes a lovely change from all the stark white interiors that are so prevalent on Instagram these days. Another favourite came from my lovely friend Rachel, who writes the blog The Ordinary Lovely. She’s always used her pegboard as a styling tool and has shared some gorgeous ideas over the last couple of years. Last week’s post was no exception. I love how fresh and clean it looks. So simple and modern; and the perfect way to welcome in the spring. Well done girls! Your names are in the hat and you’re both in with a chance of winning a voucher from our lovely sponsors Laura Ashley. Thanks so much everyone, for joining in, Jess and I love seeing what you’ve been up to! HOME ETC… Read More

Home Etc #86

Hello everyone and welcome to this week’s Home Etc;  the little corner of the blogosphere that celebrates everything home and garden. Hosted by Jess — my very good friend from the blog Mummy Of Boy & Girl Twins — and me. Home Etc Favourites First favourite from last week came from the lovely Morgana who blogs at Coffee Work Sleep Repeat. She shared her fave copper homeware pieces from the high-street. This trend seems to be set to run and run — the copper vibe has been strong for such a long time now, in interiors, and shows absolutely no signs of slowing down. I love how she’s paired the copper with the blush pink and grey especially — it’s such a lovely combination. Another fave came from Home Etc newbie Richard who writes over at The Wood Daddy. He created a GIANT Jenga game — plus stand — as a wedding present for his sister-in-law. Ordinarily, I share photos on Home Etc but loved his film so much, I thought I’d share that instead! The Jenga-style game is AMAZING!!! Do pop and have a watch if you have a spare 5 minutes. Thanks so much everyone, for linking in, Jess and I love seeing what you’ve been up to! HOME ETC HOUSE-RULES 1) Please include our lovely #HomeEtc… Read More

Home Etc #85

Welcome to this week’s Home Etc! I’m really struggling this week — we didn’t get back from Cornwall until late on Monday night. So instead of feeling relaxed and refreshed I’m playing catch-up and am feeling a little bit tired. I didn’t want to leave, if the truth be told, I could have easily stayed for another couple of days. It’s a long way to go for a long weekend but we couldn’t spare the holiday to stay any longer. But hey. It’s Home Etc day which means lots of lovely homes and gardens to cheer me up and buoy my spirits! Home Etc Favourites First favourite from last week was from Phillipa who blogs at The Maker Place. She interviewed winner of the Great Interior Design Challenge — Daniela Tasca York — who shared her thoughts on being judged by Kelly Hoppen and winning the coveted GIDC title this year. Another favourite came from Catherine who writes over at Growing Family. She gave us a little glimpse of spring, in a lovely post about flowering plants in a late winter garden. Well done to both of you lovelies  — your names are now both in the hat to win this month’s voucher from our fabulous sponsor, Laura Ashley.… Read More

Home Etc #84

Morning all! Wednesday = Home etc day here on the blog. Plus we’ve also broken the back of the working week and the weekend is now in plain view. So much to be happy about! A very warm welcome back to this little home & interiors corner — Home Etc — hosted by myself and Jess, my very good friend from the blog Mummy Of Boy & Girl Twins. Home Etc Favourites First favourite from last week came from the lovely Julia who blogs at Rainbeaubelle. She shared her gorgeous new work-space. Such a lovely set up; the perfect place for her to write her memoirs. I love the clean lines of the desk — plus the wood and white combo. So fresh and the perfect place to get creative. Another fave came from Home Etc regular Keira who writes the blog Dekko Bird. She showed us her fabulous new live-in kitchen. It’s no secret that I’m desperate to create a similar space in our home — I’ve even gone as far as getting an architect in to discuss the plans — so I LOVED seeing the amazing space that Keira has created. I would love a sofa in my kitchen!! It will definitely happen one day — just need… Read More