Home Etc #150 | A birthday and a little announcement!

After 150 link ups, numerous bloggers showing off their fabulous homes — and giving us inspiration for our own — plus almost 10K picture tags on Instagram, Home Etc has just turned 3 years old!!

linsdrabwellhome /brickdustandglitter /memoriesfrommummy /pinkscharming /
lizzie_woodman /thetwinklediaries /capturebylucy / audenandbram / lazydaisyjones

Blog linkys have definitely slowed down over recent months though, and where we used to regularly have over 30 linkers, the popularity has waned; particularly this year. People are sharing more and more on Instagram and blog communities are dwindling.

Lins and I have toyed with the idea of finishing Home Etc completely but — even though the numbers aren’t as buoyant as they used to be — we do still have a very strong little community. It would be such a shame to close the door on something that still brings people together.

It’s such hard work to run a blog link-up on a weekly basis though, so we’ve decided that instead of weekly link ups, starting from next month, Home Etc will be monthly.

We’ll be hosting together too — much more sociable! Trying to promote the link-up by ourselves was a pretty lonely business. Joining forces again and hosting together will hopefully shake things up a bit, make it more fun and encourage more people to join in and link up with us.

So from 6th June, Home Etc will be monthly and launch on the first Wednesday of every new month.

But before things change, I just wanted to mention our final ‘last week’s’ favourite.

Home Etc Favourite

We loved Steph’s conservatory progress post.

Lins and I are both suckers for a ‘project’ and Steph’s conservatory update — although it only shows the start of the journey — is such an exciting thing to read. I love seeing the progress of a build, rather than just the end result.

Well done Steph — as well as our favourite post from last week, you also win the £20 voucher from our lovely sponsor Laura Ashley; hopefully you can put it towards something lovely for your new conservatory!

For anyone who would like 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.

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

Thanks for linking up your fabulous posts.

And don’t forget to tag any home related pics on Instagram with the #HomeEtc hashtag too.

Lots of love,

Caro x

PS — The next Home Etc will be next week — 6th June — then continue on a monthly basis from there-on-in. We’ll choose one overall monthly winner from all the bloggers who link up and they will win a Laura Ashley voucher!

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.

6 thoughts on “Home Etc #150 | A birthday and a little announcement!

  1. Congratulations on 3 years of link parties. I will still come and join in on the monthly parties.

    1. I think that’s just the way things are going at the mo Debs. Blog linkys have been replaced with Instagram link-ups instead! Hopefully changing Home Etc to a monthly link-up will encourage more people to get involved. We’ll see! I’m not quite ready to pull the plug on it just yet :)

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