Home Etc #41

Morning home-lovers! It’s time for another edition of Home Etc with my friend and co-host Jess. Last week we had a record number of folk linking up their amazing home and garden posts — and welcomed lots of new faces as well!

For anyone dipping in for the first time, Home Etc is a weekly link up for bloggers who have written posts that include interiors (wish lists, room tours or DIY) garden and allotment. Plus crafting or up-cycling content are also encouraged ;)


If you’re a budding DIY-er or keen home (or gardening enthusiast) and have a post that you’d like to share, Jess and I would be delighted for you to come and link up with us!

There was such a wealth of inspiration last week.

Favourite posts came from Steph who blogs at Diary Of  Midlife Mummy. She shared her gorgeous kitchen and celebrated the merits of a sociable kitchen table.

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Steph’s lovely kitchen

Gorgeous pics and a really lovely post too.

We totally gravitate around our own kitchen table; we all eat breakfast together around it, plus lunch, tea, coffee breaks, crosswords, colouring, painting crafts and baking.  It’s an old French farmhouse table and over the years has seen a lot of action, although is a bit rougher round the edges than Steph’s lovely glossy number! ;)

Another favourite was posted by Louisa at Life As We Know It.

A couple of week’s ago she shared the first part of her bedroom makeover and  last week it was the grand reveal!

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Louisa’s lovely new dressing table…
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..and the fabulous IKEA hack wardrobes!

SUCH a fabulous transformation!

My favourite feature is the IKEA hack wardrobes. Amazing how the architrave and skirting boards have transformed a stand alone piece of furniture into fantastic built in wardrobes.

Definitely one to bookmark.

Well done to both of you! You’re both in the running to win this month’s HomeSense voucher, which will be announced in 4 week’s time.

Thanks so much everyone, for linking in. Jess and I really, really enjoy reading all your posts!

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 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

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.

11 thoughts on “Home Etc #41

  1. Isn’t Louisa’s bedroom makeover fantastic? What an amazing (and I don’t say that lightly) change? Well chosen as a favourite.
    I’ll be linking up in a while. A bit behind schedule this week.

  2. Thank you so much for featuring our bedroom makeover! We are half way through our next big job but a laptop failure means I can’t get to my pics to share it yet. I’ve linked up and oldie but a goodie for this week :-) Can’t wait to see what everyone else has shared.

    1. Aah it was INSPIRED!! I absolutely loved it :) Totally LOVE seeing rooms when there’s been such a marked difference in the before and after pics. I’m so delighted that you’re linking up wit us :) So lovely to have you along each week!

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