Home Etc #52 — Happy first birthday!

Happy birthday Home Etc! One year old today!

My lovely friend and co-host Jess (from the blog Mummy Of Boy and Girl Twins) and I have been running this linky for a full year now — I can’t believe how fast it’s gone!

We’ve had some amazing bloggers linking up with us over the last 12 months and featured some really creative and inspiring posts.

Thanks so much to everyone that’s supported us and helped to create such a lovely little community of home and garden-mad bloggers.

For anyone popping over here for the first time, who hasn’t heard of Home Etc before —

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


If you’re a lover of all things home and have a post that you’d like to share, we’d love for you to come and link up with us!

Home Etc Favourites

One of last week’s favourite posts came from Jemma at List Of Lovely Things. She shared some shots of her family veggie plot; before pics and how it’s looking now.



I LOVE the little plant markers made from wooden spoons — so creative — I’m definitely going to be making some for our allotment. Such a lovely idea!

We also loved the beautiful nursery tour from Kat at Cheery Little Thing.

Such a beautiful space for a little one. Perfectly unisex too — I loved the cloud wallpaper and cloud shaped wall-shelf from M&S. Fantastic attention to detail and so refreshing to see something a little different from the norm.


Well done ladies — you’re now in the running to win this month’s voucher from our lovely sponsor.

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, Jess and I are delighted to see so many of you lovelies using the #HomeEtc hashtag on Instagram! We have picked our 9 favourite Instagram photos from the last few weeks!

Home_Etc_52_Gridtwinderelmo / mummyofboygirltwins /dekkobird / three_sons_later /gemmao_tbf /
lazydaisyjones / roostblog / theordinarylovely / noahandthegirls

Please do join in – we would love you to use it too! :)

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! 

Lots of love,

Caro & Jess x

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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  1. 25th May 2016 / 12:03 pm

    Hapy one year birthday, those vegetable markers are great. In a fit of enthusiasm for a moment I thought I’d make some, then I realised that we have a garden overrun by rabbits and I need to solve that before I can plant veg, let alone make markers for them!

  2. 25th May 2016 / 12:57 pm

    Happy birthday! What a wonderful year it has been. Well done to you and Jess for creating such a wonderful little community. How that year has flown!

    • 27th May 2016 / 2:56 pm

      YAY!! Thanks so much lovely — and for all your support over the last year!! I LOVE this little linky!! :)

  3. 28th May 2016 / 11:36 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY to us!! Yay and how exciting!! :) Thanks for being such a fab co-host and for making this such a cool project. Love all the blogs that link up – we’re so lucky xx


    • 29th May 2016 / 9:51 am

      YAY!!!! Happy, happy birthday!! It’s such a fab little linky isn’t it? So happy we’re hosting it together xxx

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