Home Etc #50

How can it be Wednesday again already?? The weeks seem to literally melt into each other at the moment. I can’t believe it’s Home Etc day again already!

Home Etc is a weekly link up for bloggers who have written a post that includes interiors (wish lists, room tours or DIY). Garden or allotment ideas plus crafting or up-cycling.


If you’re a home-bird and have a post that you’d like to share, my co-host Jess (from the blog Mummy Of Boy & Girl Twins) and I would be delighted for you to come and link up with us!

We had a lovely lot of bloggers link up last week — sharing some great garden and home inspiration.


One of last week’s favourite posts came from Karen who Well I Guess This Is Growing Up .

She linked up a fab post sharing her experience at a flower arranging masterclass.

I did a similar thing at Jane Packer, back in March. Such a fantastic skill to learn — I loved all Karen’s pictures — it really made me wish I’d been there.

Do pop over and have a look if you’ve not read her post.

home etc — floral masterclass
My idea of heaven — Flowers and Champagne — have a read here if you missed it the first time round.

Another favourite came from our lovely friend Julia who blogs at Rainbeaubelle.

She had created a Flower Fairy garden for her children and Jess and I were totally captivated by it. I loved the Flower Fairy books when I was little and used to make ‘gardens on plates’ for our village show.

Julia’s post just reminded me of it.

home etc — fairy garden

home etc — flower fairy garden

Well done to both of this week’s winners; you’re both in the running to win the next HomeSense voucher, which will be announced in 5 week’s time.

Home Etc Winner of The Month!

Talking of which — we are delighted to announce that our winner for last month is Fionnuala who writes the blog Three Sons Later.

Fionnu has been linking up with Home Etc from the beginning and we love her home and garden posts, plus her enviable knack of finding the most amazing vintage items in junk shops and flea markets!

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.

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!

Hope to see you next weekLots 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.

8 thoughts on “Home Etc #50

  1. Oh, I’m thrilled to be the winner. I just live linking up to #HomeEtc every week, even without the chance of a prize I’d be here.
    This week’s post will be a little late but it is to do with some more fab salvage items.

  2. The fairy garden is the cutest thing ever! I bet Julia’s children absolutely adore it :)

    Gemma x
    The British Feather – Lifestyle, Travel & Home Decor

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