#HomeEtc 23 — Home and Garden Inspired Blog Hop

I can’t believe that in a couple of months time we’ll be gearing up for Christmas! I’ll bet that the theme of our #HomeEtc posts will definitely start to take on more of a festive flavour over the next few weeks. Love it — or loathe it —it’s just around the corner! ;) Last week we had some decidedly autumnal posts — a Halloween inspired table from Lisa (Into The Glade) and some gorgeous homegrown produce from Sammy (Sieze Each Day But my favourite post came from Hayley who writes at the blog Hayley From Home. Not autumnal in the slightest but a gorgeous glimpse into her lovely home and family with her picture ledge refresh. Picture ledges have really taken off and I love seeing how other people style them. I’m also super chuffed that she’d printed my ‘Home’ print! So lovely to see it there — and it looks lovely sitting next to the other one. If you’d like your own, you can down load a high-res printable from here. Jess’ favourite came from Toni (Gym Bunny Mummy). We both agree that the transformation is fabulous! I’m a huge fan of wallpaper. I wrote about our caravan makeover just yesterday — a little bit… Read More

113 weeks | Home {and what it means to me}

Home. A little tiny word with enormous meaning. What feelings and emotions does the word ‘home’ evoke? What does it mean to you? I’ve been thinking about this long and hard and I can’t think of a single straight answer. Home means so many different things to me. I can’t narrow it down to just one thing. So here are the first things that spring to mind. Home is feeling safe and secure. It’s pulling up outside the house and feeling relief and excitement wash over me, that I’m back in the place I feel the happiest. It’s hearing my boy’s key turn in the lock — then hearing him whistle. Something he’s done ever since we’ve been together. That two-tone whistle is synonymous with home. Home is our funny, beautiful cottage with it’s wonky walls and tin roof. And no, I’m not joking. It really does have a tin roof ;) It’s sitting around the kitchen table, listening to the radio, with the warmth of the AGA enveloping us. Home is snuggling in our giant bed, strewn with books and magazines — on a Saturday morning — with my three lovely boys (tiny boys and big, man-shaped boy). Home is bimbling about in the garden, safely enclosed by… Read More