Home Etc #49

Wednesday folks, which only means one thing! It’s Home Etc day! :)

My co-host Jess — mummy of boy girl twins — and I are absolutely delighted to host Home Etc, a weekly linky club for bloggers to share any posts that include interiors, garden, DIY, crafting or up-cycling.

Basically if it’s at all home related, we’d love you to link up with us!

Here’s a round-up of our **favourite posts** from last week:

Clare who blogs at Maybush Studio showed us how to make stylish storage from old food jars.

I have mentioned before how much I love to recycle things — and I love getting my chalk paint out — so this totally floated my creative boat and satisfied my love for recycling.



Such a simple thing to do and I think they look AMAZING! I can envisage rows of little jars like this in my she-shed once it’s ready to move in to :)

Talking of she-sheds, another of our favourite posts from last week came from Keira who blogs at Dekkobird. She shared her potting shed makeover  — this was quite topical for me as I have literally spent all of the bank holiday weekend painting my own garden building. I can totally and utterly appreciate all the work that’s gone into this!


It’s a million miles away from the before pictures and such a lovely addition to Keira’s garden — I’d be thrilled if that was mine.

Thanks so much to everyone who linked up and congratulations to Clare and Kiera — you’re both now in the running to win this month’s voucher from our lovely sponsor, HomeSense.

Thanks so much everyone, for linking in. Jess and I love 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.

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’ 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.

#HomeEtc the hashtag

Finally, whenever you are on Instagram and posting anything home, interiors, DIY, craft & garden related please do use the #HomeEtc hashtag. We would love to see your Instagram photographs and give them some love!

Here’s a selection of our recent favourites — the next will set will be announced in a couple of week’s time so do be sure to use the #HomeEtc hashtag!


Lots of love,

Caro & Jess x

PS — Please vote for me!

I’m totally blown away that The Twinkle Diaries has made the shortlist for Britmums ‘Brilliance In Blogging Awards’ in the Art, Craft and Design category.

If you have a spare minute, please vote for me to get into the finals, it would mean the absolute world! :) Super quick and easy — just click the badge below and click ‘The Twinkle Diaries’ in the Art Craft & Design category. Fingers crossed xx


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.

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