Home Etc #9 — Home and Garden Inspired Blog Hop

Hurrah! We’ve completed our second month of Home Etc! I can’t believe how quickly the time is passing by; summer is already in full swing and August is just around the corner.

Each month we pick a winner from our favourite blogs that have linked up and Jess — my fabulous co-host from mummy of boy girl twins — and I are delighted to announce that this month’s winner of a £20 gift voucher for HomeSense/TK Maxx has been won by Julia who blogs over at Rainbeaubelle.

She’s been having such a tough time over recent months but, despite her husband’s illness, she still managed to give their little daughter’s room a lovely makeover.  Julia — you’re a deserving winner and we really hope that you can buy Flo some more bits and pieces for her bedroom with your prize — congratulations! We’ll be in touch for your address then your voucher will be on it’s way to you!! :)

Each week I get so excited to see all your lovely home and garden inspired posts linking in and last week was no exception. We had some great content and my absolute favourite came from Rachel at The Ordinary Lovely.

I totally understood where she was coming from;  as mothers of two young boys, we both seem to have silently accepted that our homes are not quite as ‘picture perfect’ as they once were. Our prized possessions need to be moved out of harm’s way to ensure they remain intact, whilst our tiny boys are, well, tiny :)

Jess’ favourite this week comes from Jenna who writes the blog Tiny Footsteps.

She has put together a lovely wishlist for her home and says that family life — with a dog and a toddler in tow — has taken it’s toll on some of their old furniture and kitchenware and certain things now needs replacing. Some of the items she’s chosen are lovely — my favourite  was the gorgeous dinner set from Anthropologie.

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This beautiful dinnerware set from Anthropologie was on Jenna’s home wishlist

Congratulations Rachel and Jenna  :) You’re both now in the running for scooping this month’s voucher from our fabulous sponsor, HomeSense.

Thankyou so much everybody for supporting our little linky!

Jess and I are so happy to see you linking up with us each week and hope that you’ll continue to join us on Home Etc.

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 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

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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