Home Etc 155 – October Edition

Indian Summer Patio Makeover

Hooray, autumn is here and it’s the season of pumpkins, cosy fireside hot drinks and misty mornings. Granted, not my favourite (I’m definitely a summer girl) but there’s something about that wonderful smell in the mornings isn’t there? I do now get excited about Halloween, too. I love dressing the door and welcoming trick or treaters from our estate.

So what’s been happening on the home front since we were last here? Well, our outdoor space has had a very late in the day makeover and amazingly we’ve been able to use it too with this wonderful balmy autumn. We’ve had a week away in the Cotswolds with Maddie AND our living room floor is all set to be fitted next week! PRAISE BE! By the time we come back for November’s Home Etc, I should have pictures to share.

But back to last month’s link ups, Caro and I are really enjoying seeing how the community is expanding now we’re on a monthly hosting so THANK YOU to everyone who continues to link up, it’s greatly appreciated.


Of all the link-ups from last month, our unanimous favourite (and one which had me tinged all over with jealousy) is the fabulous bedside table alternative from Lazy Daisy Jones. Ashley has a beautiful blog combining home and lifestyle and her winning post is representative of both. I daren’t show Pete how handy Mr Lazy Daisy Jones is, I’ll just sigh wistfully instead.

Do take a look at Ashley’s project with all the detail of how it came to be. And congratulations Ashley, you’ve won our monthly Laura Ashley voucher prize! We’ll be in touch to arrange delivery.

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’ll be back on the first Wednesday in November to share our favourite from October and this lucky blogger will receive a £20 voucher from our fabulous sponsor Laura Ashley.

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