Home Etc 156 | November Edition {and a garden makeover}

Happy November Home Etc everyone!!

It’s the penultimate link up of 2018 — the last one before silly season — and I anticipate that there *may* be some Christmas related posts coming your way very soon!!

* apologies in advance to anyone who’s not quite ready to face up to the dreaded ‘C Word’ yet!!

But, in the meantime, I wanted to look back to the summer. To blue skies and warm winds and — specifically — to one of the gardens of our amazing Home Etc regulars!

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Lins and I were blown away by the transformation of Steph’s garden!

Such a great, inspirational post that had us both wishing for sultry summer evenings (complete with a G&T sitting outside on that amazing seating area)! We loved it and were unanimous that she should scoop this month’s prize.

Pop and have a look at the before and after pics.

And don’t blame me if you get a surge of sadness that summer is now a distant memory!

An absolutely fabulous garden makeover from Steph
An absolutely fabulous garden makeover from Steph at Renovation Bay-Bee

an amazing garden makeover
All images courtesy of Renovation Bay-bee

Well done Steph — you’re the winner of the October voucher from our lovely sponsor Laura Ashley.

For anyone who would like to share blog posts in this month’s link-up, 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 and, in recent times, there has definitely been some link dumping and some posts have been given barely any comments.

We want to create a lovely community and commenting and sharing each other’s posts is all part of that.

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)! ;)

Between us, we will pick one favourite post every month and that lucky blogger will receive a voucher from our fabulous sponsor!


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 and Lins x

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.

2 thoughts on “Home Etc 156 | November Edition {and a garden makeover}

  1. Oh my gosh you picked mine!! Wow thank you so much. I’m so happy to be picked as there is always so many stunning blog posts linked up. You’ve made my day!

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