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A French-Inspired Garden and Home by Judith Stringham

Monday Social #13

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Welcome to


Judith at Botanic Bleu  || Instagram || Facebook || Pinterest || Botanic Bleu ||
Katie at Let's Add Sprinkles || Instagram || Facebook || Pinterest || Let's Add Sprinkles ||
Eilis at My Heart Lives Here  || Instagram || Pinterest || My Heart Lives Here || 



Monday Social
is a social gathering of friends where we connect with others by visiting them on 

Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, or a Blog.  

That's right, you do not have to write a blog to participate in Monday Socials.
You can also link photos from Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest.

Find the addresses for your friends' sites, and 
link your addresses for friends to find. 


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Each Sunday at 4:00 p.m. party goers link up photos from one of four sites, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and/or a Blog.  

Old-fashioned socials were held on/in lawns, porches, parlors, churches... where friends mixed, mingled, and shared their lives... and exchanged their calling cards that gave their names and contact information. 

Monday Social is a 21st century social where we exchange our calling cards (link our URL addresses) for Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and a Blog.


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Before we get to the party, here's what is going on with Botanic Bleu.  

Botanic Bleu's 
Sixth Annual French Country Christmas Event 
kicked off in a heavy rain on Saturday, Dec. 3. 
No complaints about the rain... we need the rain. 

Some shoppers were not able to make it due to the weather, 
but there are still two Saturdays, Dec. 10 and Dec. 17 for shopping. 

There is a new paver walkway to keep everyone out of the mud, 
and the shop is nice and cozy with a heater. 

If you are in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex on Dec. 10 or Dec. 17, 
I would love to meet you in person. 

Come on out for some fun Christmas shopping. 

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Now, here's this week's hostess for Monday Social,


Katie Mansfield from Let's Add Sprinkles



I have been busy decorating for Christmas, crafting, taking time to savor advent and trying to get ready for a party!
I love this time of year.




Thank you for joining us for Monday Social #12.
You all have been busy!
I enjoyed visiting all of your links.
One quick tip...
Link your specific PHOTO not just your general social media site.
Make sure it is your own photo.

Let's get to the features.


Instagram

Decor to Adore shares a collage of Friendly Village dinnerware on her Instagram
Gorgeous. 




Pinterest

Sarah from Hyacinth's for the Soul shared this collection of chocolate molds. 
Amazing. 



Blog

I was enchanted by the garland from Timeless Creations.



Blog

Pat shares some or her bottle and jar collection. 
I was totally smitten with a Christmas bottle
That graphic is amazing. 



Keep sharing your links and tell your friends about our party.
We need more Instagram and Pinterest!

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Party Directions

Come as you are.
In your cocktail dress, boot-scooting boots, or your jammies, but
remember your party manners, and do the following, please.

We would love for you to FOLLOW all your hostesses on their blogs at least one way ... 
Bloglovin', email subscription, URL, Google Friend Connect, Google+, etc...

And FOLLOW each hostess on at least one social medium.
Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest


Please read how to be a good guest before linking to the party. 

1] Link a maximum of 5 photos that take party goers to Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, or a Blog. 
    Share home decor, DIY, recipes, inspirational thoughts... whatever is going on in your world.   

2] You do NOT have to write a blog to link up photos to Instagram, Pinterest, or Facebook.
     Isn't this great? More people can join the gathering. Just grab the web address and link away.

3] Monday Social attendees visit sites linked to the party and socialize ... 
    Suggested ways for mixing and mingling ...
  • Instagram - comment on a photo or Regram another person's Instagram ...
  • Facebook - comment on a post or share a post on Facebook back to your Facebook site ...
  • Pinterest - re-Pin another person's Pin on Pinterest...
  • Blog - comment on another person's Blog...
  • Make a regular connection with a site that inspired you by following the site.
4] No direct links to linky parties or advertising including Etsy shops.

5] By joining the party, you are agreeing that the photos are yours or that you have permission to use them, that we may use those photos to feature your work on a blog post and/or in social media. The blog post will always have a link back to you. Remember to disable "no reply" to your email so we can reach you.

6] Not required, but we would love for everyone to invite their readers to join the party and to share the Monday Social button on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Blog sites.


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Need help linking to the party? See Monday Social Linky that explains how to link up Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Blog photos.

Link Away! 




10 comments:

Stacey said...

Hi Judith! Happy to kick off the linking today with a beautiful home tour. :)

My thrift store addiction said...

Hi Judith, Thank you for hosting!

Janet Garon said...

So glad to join in the fun this week!

Decor To Adore said...

Judith it was a delight seeing you and your wonderful shop. I have found places for all of my new treasures. Thank you SO much for the sweet feature! Hope to see you Tuesday.

Sarah said...

Judith, I'm sorry that the weather is so wet for your market. I know you are thrilled that the pavers were laid before the market started. Wish I could shop your French market. '-)
Thanks for hosting.

Lynn Bean said...

Thank you so very much! Always love to stop by!

Pat @ bringingfrenchcountryhome said...

Hi Judith! What a wonderful surprise to see my Christmas bottle featured. Thank you so much!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for hosting each week!!

Hugs,
Deb

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Thank you Judith for Monday Social 13, love visiting and joining in.
Joy

Ann Marie said...

Good luck with your French Country Christmas Saturdays. It sounds delightful. Thanks for hosting this joyful party. Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey www.irisabbey.com