Home Etc #16 — Home and Garden Inspired Blog Hop

September is here, summer is ‘officially’ over (sobs) and very soon the little members of our tribes will be heading back to school and everything will get back to normal.

For a couple of months anyway until the festive season gets underway ;)

I feel sad to be waving goodbye to summer. I’ve only just got into the swing of things and it’s over already. Weirdly it feels as though it was shorter this year. I’ve no idea why.

Happily, I have #HomeEtc to cheer me up! I absolutely love this little community of interiors obsessed bloggers! Reading through the posts that link up every week is a real treat— it’s so lovely to see everyone’s ideas :)

Last week we had some lovely blogs linking in but my favourite post came from my very own co-host Jess, from the blog mummy of boy girl twins!!

Her post on the wallpaper she’d chosen from Laura Ashley, for the twins’ rooms was so lovely. I love the designs she’s chosen — particularly the one for Harry’s room. My tractor-mad little sons would absolutely adore it!

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Jess’ gorgeous wallpaper choice for her son’s room — my boys would love this!

Jess’ favourite post was written by the lovely Sammy who blogs over at Seize Each Day.

She wrote about her greenhouse — something I’ve always had a hankering for  — and included lots of pics too, so readers can really get a feel for it. I love the fact that it’s not just for growing things; Sammy’s really put her mark on it and personalised the space.

It’s full of lots of eclectic bits and pieces, like these gorgeous painted stones.

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Painted pebbles in Sammy’s — Seize Each Day — lovely greenhouse!

Well done both :) You’re now in the running to win a shiny new voucher from our fabulous sponsor — HomeSense — which we’ll announce in four weeks time .

Thanks so much for linking up with Jess and me — we love seeing your posts every week!

All we ask is that you follow these 3 little 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’ POSTS which will always be the first two entries 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.

Be sure to tweet —@twinklediaries or @soot1978 — with the url to your post, using the hashtag #HomeEtc and Jess or I will always retweet (sometimes both of us if you’re lucky)! ;)

Finally, Jess and I will pick one favourite post 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!


Psst… as well as HomeSense the voucher can also be spent in TK Maxx!

Thanks so much for linking up all your lovely home and garden inspired posts. We look forward to reading more of the same this week! The linky portal is open until 11.58pm on Saturday, so lots of time to join in.

Lots of love,

Caro & Jess x

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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.

4 thoughts on “Home Etc #16 — Home and Garden Inspired Blog Hop

  1. Really hoping to get my post finished and linked today. Three days of feverish baby meant not much got done round here. But today he is back in flying form and I am like a whirlwind here trying to get the house sorted out and make some time to write :) or at least read all these fab looking links.

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