113 weeks and 2 days | Launching a new linky — Home Etc

So, I think it’s fair to say that I like my home stuff.

Interiors, exteriors, house prettying, garden makeovers, upcycling, crafting  and DIY — I love it all.

I’ve always obsessively read interiors magazines and watched home related tv programmes and whilst my blog will always talk about the number one love in my life — my family — the second love is most definitely all things home etc.

home etc

So it seems perfectly fitting that this should be the name of the brand new linky that I’m going to be hosting with one of my best blogging buddies —Jessica — who writes the fabulous blog mummyofboygirltwins.

Jess is also a self-confessed home and interiors addict and we have decided to join forces and set up a home inspired linky together.  She’s sure to be posting lots of lovely house and garden related features, in the coming months, because she and her beautiful family are picking up sticks and will be moving, in the not too distant future! Exciting!

As from next Wednesday at 6.00am you’ll be able to link up with us  — here’s our lovely new badge :)


What do you have to do?

You can link up to two home, interiors or garden related posts each week. These can include tutorials, crafted items, up-cycled items, wish-lists or trends. Basically, if it’s related to your home in any way, we welcome you to join us!

Just pop along to either my blog — or Jess’ blog — grab our badge code and pop it at the footer of your post. Then hop back to our blog and add the URL link to the post. Simple!

If you tweet us using the hashtag #HomeEtc, Jess and I will retweet (RT) your posts wherever, plus share via Instagram and pin them to Pinterest.

If you’re unsure how to join a linky then please contact me caro@thetwinklediaries.co.uk or on twitter @twinklediaries and I will walk you through the process.

What are the benefits?

Jess and I will endeavour to comment on all the posts linked up each week. You will also (hopefully) find some fantastic, inspiring posts to read and if everyone is generous with their comments, it will be a lovely, happy place to come and link-up. It’s all about sharing the love, after all!

Can I link up old posts?

Yes, yes and YES! Definitely — give your old posts an airing — dust them down and show them off. Recycling is all the rage you know ;) We’d love to read them.

Meet our sponsor…

Finally I am delighted to announce that HomeSense are sponsoring the HomeEtc linky! Awesome eh? This fabulous homeware chain is one of our favourite shops and we are delighted and totally thrilled that they are sponsoring us. Each month we will select our favourite post and the blogger responsible will win a crisp, shiny voucher to spend at a HomeSense store!


The #HomeEtc linky opens on Wednesday 20th May. Hope to see you there!

Love from Caro & Jess x

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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  1. 15th May 2015 / 8:45 pm

    Good luck Caro this is a great idea for a linky, I do have one or two posts to link up. xxx

    • 16th May 2015 / 10:02 am

      Thanks so much Sarah. There really seemed to be a huge gap as far as homes/interiors linkies were concerned. Maybe because it’s not a popular subject, who knows?! But at least Jess and I will have somewhere to put our posts!! LOL!! :)

  2. 16th May 2015 / 9:23 pm

    what a fabulous idea Hun. Look forward to reading the posts that link up. Fab fab fab. Xxx

    • 17th May 2015 / 9:08 am

      Thanks so much lovely Kat :) I’m looking forward to it too xx

  3. 16th May 2015 / 9:46 pm

    It’s fabulous and the badge is amazing, I need to try and persuade you to create us a new sunday stars badge! I would love a little change. Good to keep things fresh xx

    • 17th May 2015 / 9:11 am

      Aaah thanks so much lovely! I like your Sunday Stars badge! :) But agree, sometimes a fresh look is really lovely x

  4. 19th May 2015 / 3:38 am

    Great idea – I don’t write much about home so this is a good incentive to start doing so… I’m sure I’ll have plenty of wish list and dream house content to contribute :)

    • 19th May 2015 / 8:06 am

      I’d say a HomeSense voucher is a great incentive too!! Such a shame I won’t be able to win one!! :)

    • 19th May 2015 / 10:11 am

      Thanks so much Nardia! I’m obsessed with all things ‘home’ — it will be lovely to read everyone’s posts!! :)

  5. 19th May 2015 / 6:11 am

    This is a great idea and I am sure it will be a hit. good luck with it. #TwinklyTuesday

  6. Ellie Mulligan
    19th May 2015 / 6:26 am

    I cannot wait to get involved in this! Great linky!x

    • 19th May 2015 / 10:12 am

      Thanks so much Ellie :) There was such a gap in the market for one! So looking forward to it!

  7. 19th May 2015 / 6:49 am

    I can’t wait! I’m obsessed with my home nearly as much as my blog & having a linky like this will encourage me to write more home inspired posts. #TwinklyTuesdays

    • 19th May 2015 / 10:30 am

      Brilliant Ali! Me too!!! After my boys, anything vaguely ‘home’ related is definitely my favourite thing! So excited to see everyone’s posts! x

  8. Mackenzie Glanville (reflectionsfromme.com)
    19th May 2015 / 7:12 am

    congrats, very exciting for you. Happy to help you promote, and will tweet it for you right now xx #Twinkly Tuesday

    • 19th May 2015 / 10:28 am

      Thanks so much Mack — exciting times! I LOVE reading homes inspired posts! :)

  9. 19th May 2015 / 7:28 am

    I love this idea! We are just in the middle of buying our new home, and I’ve got so many home posts planned. I’m really excited to be sharing them on a home linky! x

    • 19th May 2015 / 10:27 am

      That’s MEGA exciting!!! Fantastic! I look forward to reading them. Good luck with your move :)

  10. morna
    19th May 2015 / 7:57 am

    How exciting. I also love the badge. I’d really love to link up but my house permenantly looks like crap and we’re broke so probbably not mch Home and Interiors fodder there for a while. I will enjoy reading the posts though! #TwinklyTuesday

    • 19th May 2015 / 10:15 am

      Thanks Morna! And thank you!!! I was really pleased with the badge!! :) I’ll enjoy reading them too! x

    • 19th May 2015 / 11:08 am

      Aah thanks so much Debbie!! No pressure – but if ever you do have a homes related post (or think of an oldie that could do with a bit of love) come and link up with us!! x

  11. 19th May 2015 / 11:44 am

    Love the badge and will try to link up too :) #TwinklyTuesday

    • 19th May 2015 / 12:09 pm

      Thanks so much lovely! Yes — if you have any old (or new) posts that you want to show off, come and link up! x

  12. 19th May 2015 / 12:29 pm

    I’m SO excited!!!!!!!!!!!! Can’t wait to start this – and I cannot think of a nicer and better person to run a linky with than you! xxxx

    • 19th May 2015 / 5:05 pm

      Aaah likewise pet!!! SO brilliant to have finally started it, after talking about it so long ago!! Can’t believe it starts tomorrow!! Eeeeek!!! ;) X

    • 19th May 2015 / 6:34 pm

      Thanks Sian :) Hopefuly there’ll be lots of lovely posts to read! Fingers crossed :)

  13. 19th May 2015 / 5:20 pm

    Can’t wait for this! Am ready to join in tomorrow and I’m thinking this will inspire me to write more homey posts! I just need some money to do some stuff in the house hehe!! Hope lots of our Twinkly Tuesdayers come and join you :) xx

    • 19th May 2015 / 11:05 pm

      Aww — thanks doll — you’re a real poppet. Thanks so much for your support. Fingers crossed I’ve set the blooming linky up properly!! You normally do that bit!!! ;) X

  14. Emma's Mamma
    19th May 2015 / 6:14 pm

    Great idea! I’ll definitely be linking up to that one as well! #TwinklyTuesday

    • 19th May 2015 / 7:28 pm

      Aaah that will be so lovely! Thanks Emma — look forward to seeing your post! :)

  15. LittleOandMe
    19th May 2015 / 8:01 pm

    This linky sounds fab, I am moving house on Friday (argh)so have a lot of wish lists on the go :)
    #Twinkly Tuesday xx

    • 19th May 2015 / 10:51 pm

      WOO! A house move!!! SO very exciting!! :) Good luck!! I’ll be expecting to see lots of lovely posts from you over the coming months ;) x

  16. Ashley Beolens
    19th May 2015 / 8:42 pm

    What a great Linky idea, and love the new badge, sadly we don’t post much on “home” but will try to remember when we do.

    • 19th May 2015 / 10:57 pm

      Thanks so much :) So excited about it! Come and link up if ever you do a home or garden related post! :)

  17. 19th May 2015 / 10:16 pm

    Ooh, sounds like my kind of thing. Bring on tomorrow morning!

    • 19th May 2015 / 11:02 pm

      Yay!! Will be SO lovely to have you come and link up :) So nice to see some friendly faces I know ;) X

  18. Alice Megan
    20th May 2015 / 12:47 am

    I’ve added your link to my networking page of linkys so I can remember on wednesdays :)

    • 20th May 2015 / 9:58 am

      Aaah thanks so much Alice! I really hope you can link up with us :) xx

  19. 20th May 2015 / 1:52 pm

    What a great idea, I love interiors and I have loads of posts I could share with this linky. And oh my god, well done for getting Homesense to sponsor you, that is amazing! #twinklytuesday
    Sabrina xx

    • 20th May 2015 / 3:21 pm

      Aaah I’m SO pleased to hear that Sabrina!! :) It’s so lovely to find more interior-philes to link in with! I absolutely LOVE reading home/garden posts — this is a dream linky for me! Shame I can’t win the HomeSense voucher myself!! ;)

  20. 21st May 2015 / 2:38 am

    Good luck with the linky!!! I won’t be participating – house stuff is my Achilles heel! When I bought my current house, my friend Julie came and essentially told me where to put all the furniture and how to use the storage!

    Thanks for being such a wonderful (and harshness-supportive!) co-host for #TwinklyTuesday.

    • 21st May 2015 / 11:41 am

      Aaah bless you Sadia darling — that’s so lovely — thanks SO much for the vote of confidence! In more ways than one!! I’m ALL for zero tolerance!! LOL!! ;)

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