Home Etc #112

I had an interesting conversation the other day via Facebook. With a friend who asked what hashtags were for and — essentially — whether they were a load of old rubbish.

The majority of her friends said yes — they were useless. One said that they were really useful on Twitter and it was a good way to find out sports news.

I replied:

‘I use them a lot on Instagram mostly. They’re a great way of finding things — or communities — that I like. Home and interiors stuff, other twin parents, festivals.


It’s such a massive platform so hashtags are the best way of searching for the things you want to see. They’re used on Twitter too — but more for business or news related content than hobbies or interests.


Instagram hashtags are for everything under the sun… fashion, flowers, craft, baking, makeup…. I love them.’

And just going through Instagram yesterday and scrolling through all the lovely images that have been tagged with the Home Etc hashtag, I realised just how useful they actually are.

I’ve found loads of lovely new blogs and IG accounts to follow, as a direct result of our hashtag. And, without it, I just don’t know how I’d ever keep up to date with this fab little community.

Here’s a selection of my recent favourites.

Home Etc Grid #112

my_home_impression / thesefourwallsblog  /brickdustandglitter  / lifeineight  / oldfashionedsus  / lazydaisyjones  / theordinarylovely suzannew_pics   / pinkscharming

 As ever, I’ve collated some of my faves but it’s just amazing how well they sit together isn’t it? As well as echoing the seasons, there definitely always seems to be a strong link between all of the images. Either by trend or colour.

Favourite Home Etc Blog

Last weeks favourite blog post came from Keira who writes over Dekkobird. She shared her bedroom makeover plans. I love all the ideas — especially the little gold lamp.

Pop over to her blog and have a read if you missed it! But be warned — you’ll be wanting to revamp your bedroom after you’ve seen all the gorgeous inspiration.

Home Etc
Mood board image courtesy of Dekkobird

Well done Keira — you are now in the running to win this month’s voucher from our fabulous sponsor, Laura Ashley.

For anyone wishing to share blog posts in this week’s linky, have a little read of our house rules.


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

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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’ POST which will always be the first entry 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.

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

As Lins and I will be sharing hosting duties now, just one favourite post will be chosen 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!


Thanks so much for linking up all your fabulous posts.  I look forward to reading more of the same this week!

Lots of love,

Caro x

PS — I’m over the moon to have been nominated for the Best Interior Lifestyle Blog in the Interior Blog Awards. It would mean the world to me if you’d take the time to vote.

Just click on the badge below to be taken straight through to my voting page.

Amara Awards 2017

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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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