I say this without an ounce of hesitation: you are going to fall in love with this month’s home, immediately! Full of quirky detail and that wonderfully eclectic mix of contemporary and vintage, it is just stunning. In fact this home very much reflects the owner, Caro, who describes herself as ‘a girl with big eyes and a happy heart’.  I have yet to meet Caro IRL (in real life), but have followed her on social media for some time. She runs a very successful family lifestyle blog (The Twinkle Diaries) and I regularly join in with her Home Etc linky, as well as the #homeetc hashtag over on Instagram. Without further ado, let me introduce you to Caro and her family.… View Post

“Room tour please!” came the cry on Instagram last week, a stark reminder that I still hadn’t shared our mammoth building project garden room with you. In fact I am so tardy with this post that I can no longer legitimately describe our garden room as ‘new’! It has now been in full use since October of last year and although the build wasn’t without its difficulties, we couldn’t be more thrilled with the end result. Why Build a Garden Room? When we bought this house back in 2006, neither of us were committed to staying here forever. It seemed like a good stepping stone and the garden was perfect for a growing family. But with one less bedroom than we… View Post

I’ve been looking forward to sharing this month’s home with you since I first made contact with the owner – Pamela from Life With Munchers. Having admired her home for some time across social media, I was excited to see more. It’s situated right at the other end of the UK to me, high up in the Scottish hills. Pam has the most beautiful taste; I think you’re going to love it… Who lives in your home? I live with my husband, Scott, and two little ladies, Liv & Maisie. Where do you live and how long have you lived in your home? We live in the rural Aberdeenshire countryside, in the North of Scotland.  We moved from the nearest… View Post

In case you hadn’t realised, we are almost at the end of another year. Each year seems to go by at a faster pace as I get older. Perhaps it’s something to do with realising that every moment needs to be cherished – time flies when you’re having fun eh? What a year it’s been. If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that I love nothing better than reflecting on time past and what better opportunity than at the end of a year? My ‘One Word’ for this year was ‘Release’ and I’ll probably unpack that at some point over the next few weeks but for now, this has been my year in numbers: 2000 Miles driven… View Post

There really is nothing better than watching a complete house renovation unfold. I said ‘watching’ not ‘experiencing’! Steph and her family bought their home in 2016 but only moved in earlier this year. Although not quite finished, Steph has kindly allowed us a sneaky peek into their gorgeous 1930s home. Who lives in your home? I live with my husband Chris and our two girls, Tamsin aged 12 and Sasha aged 10. Where do you live and how long have you lived in your home? We have lived in Hertfordshire for just over 13 years now and moved into this home in May this year. Hoping it will be our ‘forever home’! What were the first impressions of your home?… View Post