Home Etc #147 – Home & Interiors Bloghop

Bank Holiday Garden

What a GLORIOUS bank holiday weekend that was! It was fantastic to scroll through my Instagram feed and see everyone enjoying the sunshine. I left London with two of my workmates and we headed down to Kent for the woodland wedding of someone we used to work with and it was absolute bliss. I forget sometimes how crazy life in the smoke is and how important it is to take a break.

Even luckier for me too that whilst I was off enjoying myself Pete was hard at work in the garden. We’ve landed ourselves with a bit of a beast by London standards and sometimes our outside space feels really overwhelming. It doesn’t help of course having dog who loves to race around and destroy the lawn at every given opportunity. For now though it’s looking quite tidy.

What about you – did you have a weekend of DIY or did you kick back and relax?

For now though, on to Home Etc and last week’s linkups!


The favourite post from last week was this amazing crafty post from Claire at Pillar Box Blue who shows us to create some colourful tin can planters. Claire has been regularly joining in for a while now and always has the most creative craft and up-cycling projects up her sleeve with very easy to follow DIY instructions.

Pillar Box Blue Home Etc


Congratulations Claire, you’re entered into our monthly Laura Ashley voucher prize!

Now it’s your turn, please do join in with any home/upcycling/DIY/craft/interiors-related 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.

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. Claire
    May 9, 2018 / 6:49 am

    Thank you so much for featuring my tin can planters. Hope you are enjoying the lovely sunshine ☀️

    • Lins
      May 14, 2018 / 10:05 pm

      You’re so welcome Claire and thank you for the ongoing support X

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