Home Etc #18

I don’t know about you but I’ve got SO many projects on the go at the moment.

There just don’t seem to be enough hours in the day.

Some of them are in the throes of being completed. Others are still a twinkle in my eye. Most of them involve a little bit of up-cycling  and elbow grease and none of them are particularly simple.

But hey! The devil makes works for idle hands and all that. And these hands are never idle, that’s for sure.

It gives me a little bit of a boost to know that I’m not alone in this. Each week my lovely friend and co-host Jess — mummy of boy girl twins —  and I have lots of lovely bloggers sharing their DIY and up-cycling transformations with us.

I love this little community that our Home etc linky has created and it’s really cheering to know that I’m not the only one with paint covered hands at the end of a weekend!

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My favourite post from last week came from Rachel at The Ordinary Lovely.

She shared her gorgeous new rug with us. What a beauty, it’s made such a difference to the space. It polishes off the hard corners and makes the seating area of the room much more inviting. Such a lovely addition, to an already lovely room.

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Rachel’s lovely new rug — zoning the space perfectly

Jess’ favourite was from The Mummy Stylist.

Sabrina’s  having a bit of a run of ‘favourites’ this week, as her beautiful blog on the Syrian refugee crisis was one of our favourite posts on this week’s Twinkly Tuesday as well!

Do pop and have a read of it, if you missed it. It’s such a beautiful piece of writing.

Anyway — back to #HomeEtc — Jess’ favourite post from last week’s link ups showed off Sabrina’s bedroom makeover. The IKEA units and accessories have made the world of difference to the room.

What was once a dumping ground has been transformed into an ordered, useable space.

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Sabrina’s bedroom looking slick, with some IKEA makeover magic

Well done girls! You’re now in the running to win a voucher from our generous sponsor, HomeSense! The winner of this month’s prize will be announced in two 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 the 3 little Home Etc 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

One final plea to please vote for me! Voting closes in 3 days time!

The Twinkle Diaries has been nominated in the Best DIY & Crafts category of the prestigious Amara Interior Blog Awards. It would make my year if you’d spare a couple of minutes to vote for me! Please click the badge below to vote.

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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.

2 thoughts on “Home Etc #18

  1. Wow, some beautiful & immaculate homes on this link up! I hope everyone has piles of mess out of camera shot, otherwise I might start to feel incredibly inadequate! 🙊 xxx

    1. Haha!! You know full well that people have things out of shot!!! If they don’t then they’re all incredibly tidy — or inhuman?! LOL!! Thanks so much for commenting lovely — I really do appreciate it xx

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