Home Etc #131 – Home & Interiors Bloghop

La Redoute Orica Rug

Happy New Year lovelies! I know it’s fairly late into January to say that but it’s our very first HomeEtc of 2018. I don’t know about you but I feel so positive about this year. I can’t put my finger on why exactly but I’m trying to be all happy-clappy and believe in the Law of Attraction So far in January I’ve had a really fabulous situation in my day job and Pete and I have finally booked our 10th wedding anniversary holiday – only 9 months late 😉 So thinking positively seems to be working.

And of course, it’s time to think about our home plans for the year ahead. Do you know what projects you’ll be tackling yet? Valentine’s Day sees our 4th year in our forever home and progress feels so slow now. I’m determined that this will be the year we finally tackle the living room. We’ve changed the windows, added plantation shutters and changed the fireplace from gas to a log burner but there’s so much to do. The next job is to get rid of the artex on the ceiling and sort out the lighting. The room needs replastering and a new floor, new radiator and redecorating. Hopefully we can get it all done in 2018. After all, we spend so much time here and I don’t think I can look at our disgusting carpet for another Christmas!

Caro and I are so excited to see all your posts and ideas throughout the year. Will anyone be brave enough to tackle Pantone’s Ultra Violet?! Perhaps it might make it onto a cushion for me, but we’ll have to wait and see. Funnily enough I used to LOVE vibrant purple for clothing and homewares but these days my tastes have changed.

So please do come and join up with any home/upcycling/DIY/craft/interiors-related posts and tell all your friends!


All we ask is that you follow these 3 little rules:

1) Please include our lovely #HomeEtc badge at the bottom of your post.

2) You may link up to two posts — new or old — 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 us @booandmaddie or @twinklediaries with the url to your post, using the hashtag #HomeEtc and we will always retweet. We will pick 1 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 Laura Ashley.

Don’t forget to keep using the #HomeEtc hashtag on Instagram too! We just love to see your Instagram photographs and remember next week your host is Caro!

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  1. January 17, 2018 / 3:51 pm

    Thank you for hosting. I am just starting to think about home plans for 2018. We had some huge projects last year so the first quarter of the year I’m planning to just enjoy those. I think I’ll update my son’s room a bit – get him a new bed and perhaps a lick of paint on the walls. And we have a lot of rooms we need to paint this year – downstairs loo being first on my list 🙂

    • Lins
      January 19, 2018 / 3:39 pm

      Ahh it’s so lovely when you have some finished projects that you can actually enjoy isn’t it? Painting is so therapeutic X

  2. January 17, 2018 / 7:14 pm

    Happy New Year Lins and Caro! Not sure I will be your Ultra Violet, but good to be back! x

    • Lins
      January 19, 2018 / 3:33 pm

      Happy New Year lovely! Look forward to seeing what you get up to in 2018 X

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