Home Etc #5 — Home and Garden Inspired Blog Hop

The weeks are whizzing by so quickly, I can’t believe we’ve just completed the first month of our little home and garden inspired blog hop —  Home Etc — already!

My lovely co-host Jess — from mummy of boy girl twins — and I are delighted to announce that last month’s winner of a £20 gift voucher for HomeSense/TK Maxx has been won by Lizzie who writes over at the blog Marmalade Pie.

She was a favourite for two week’s running so it only seemed fair that she should scoop the prize.

Congratulations Lizzie! We’ll be in touch for your address then your voucher will be winging it’s way in the post to you!!

Last week we had some more fabulous posts but — as ever — Jess and I can only choose one favourite each.

My favourite came from the blog 2 Little Faces — a post all about her gorgeous DIY filament bulb chandelier.  Funnily enough I have just been looking at these for our own home and making some plans to create a cluster of these lovely lights in our bedroom.

They look beautiful on or off and are far too pretty to cover up with a lampshade. Have a look and see what she did…

A beautiful filament bulb chandelier from 2 Little Faces

Jess’ favourite came from A Sunny Island.

Her beautiful rainbow gallery wall is an absolute stunner. We’ve got a gallery wall up our stairs but this one is the absolute antithesis of ours, which are all black frames with black and white photos.

A Sunny Island’s photo wall is a riot of colour. Just lovely!

A rainbow of colour with A Sunny Island’s gallery wall

Do pop over and have a read of them both if you missed them last week. Such lovely ideas — really inspirational.

Thanks so much for supporting our little blog hop — Jess and I love all your home and garden posts and are delighted to see so many lovely bloggers linking up :)

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 gorgeous 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.

6 thoughts on “Home Etc #5 — Home and Garden Inspired Blog Hop

    1. So happy that you’re pleased Lizzie!! We’re delighted that you’re our first winner!! :) I’m so happy that we started it too — I’m obsessed with anything home related so it’s just lovely seeing all these fab posts every week! :)

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