Home Etc #80

Welcome to the last Home Etc of 2016!

My co-host Jess and I have decided to wrap it up for Christmas (no pun intended) and give ourselves a little break until the second week of January.

The last couple of  weeks have been a little quiet; everyone’s been knuckling down for the festive season and there have been fewer linkers — which is to be expected at this time of year — but not so good for the lack of comments on the lovely blogs that have linked up.

Come on guys — share the love!

If you add your link, please do pop along to see what some of your fellow bloggers have been up to.

Anyway, that aside, Jess and I looking towards January with much anticipation. There are going to be changes to the Home Etc format; we’ll be welcoming two more hosts (more of that to come!) and hopefully growing our little community even more.

But back to last week.

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Favourite posts were from Caroline who blogs at Diary of a Mum of 3.

She and her family have recently bought a house and have been getting stuck in to renovating it. We’ve really been enjoying the updates and last week was no exception.

She shared their kitchen makeover. Amazing what a difference a bit of paint and elbow grease can make!

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Before and after | Images courtesy of Diary of a mum of 3.

Another favourite came from Steph who blogs at Renovation Bay-Bee who showed off her gorgeous white and silver themed Christmas table.

So pretty — the perfect glittery magical theme for Christmas day. Really lovely!

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All that glitters | Image courtesy of Renovation Bay-Bee

Well done to both of you! Your names will roll over to next year now and you’ll be in with a chance of scooping the first voucher of 2017!

This month’s winner…

Because she’s a regular linker — and has just bought her forever home — Jess and I both agreed that our overall winner for this month should be Caroline from Diary of a Mum of 3.

Caroline wins a £20 voucher from our gorgeous sponsor Laura Ashley. Congratulations — hopefully you’ll be able to buy something lovely for your new home!

Thanks so much everyone, for linking in.

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— 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!


Thanks so much for linking up all your fabulous posts over this last year. Jess and I are so grateful for your support and friendship.

We love our little Home Etc community and are thrilled that we’ve been going for a full year and a half now! Here’s to more of the same in 2017.

We’ll be back with the first Home Etc of the year on January 11th. Happy Christmas!!

Caro and Jess xx

Caro Davies
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. 7th December 2016 / 7:06 am

    Hello ladies! I had commented on a few but did a few more just now! Sorry! The homepage of my blog broke and it has taken DAYS to sort out. I’m sleep deprived and full of cold so I completely forgot to pop back. Loved the cupboard one and Lizzie’s blog that I’ve just read from last week.

    • 7th December 2016 / 11:13 am

      Aaah don’t apologise. I just felt sad that a few of the blogs that had linked didn’t have any comments at all when I went over to read them — this little blog-hop is fantastic, but only works well when everyone’s getting the attention they deserve. Thanks for linking up chickie!! :)

  2. 7th December 2016 / 8:00 am

    Thanks for a FAB year Caro for Home Etc, and for all your support and help with our amazing linky. Love working with you SO much…have a fab Xmas and lovely break :) Jess xx

    #HomeEtc xx

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