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A French-Inspired Garden and Home by Judith Stringham

Monday Social #15

Sunday, December 18, 2016


Welcome to Monday Social #15.



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 ||


White Christmas 

is in the air at Botanic Bleu this week with fresh white poinsettias, 
white ceramic trees on the mantel, and a white-washed wooden tree in my home office. 

Cold air arrived and plunged the temperature from 75° on Saturday to 20° that night.
Brrrr..... 

But, no signs of rain, sleet, ice, or snow. 



Poinsettias in the Living Room
              
Home Office Decor
White Christmas Tree Mantel
              

Merry Christmas and Joyeux Noël



Here's this week's hostess,  

Eilis at My Heart Lives Here

This week I shared some of the Santas that I saw at the Dallas Arboretum.









Now, for this week's linking party...




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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Thanks for joining us last week for Monday Social.
We had a wonderful time visiting your links that you shared.
One quick tip...
Link your specific PHOTO not just your general social media site.



This week's features. 


PINTEREST


Sarah of Hyacinth for the Soul shared a beautiful antique dough bowl decorated with greens for Christmas.





INSTAGRAM

Sarah also had an adorable Elf in a cupcake on her Instagram.



BLOG

Carol at Blue Sky Kitchen showed us how to make the cutest glittery gift boxes.



Deb from Manitoba Gardens shared a fun gingerbread house making party for a large group of children.







We love your links.
Keep sharing with us and invite your friends to share their creations as well.


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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! 




1 comment:

Sarah said...

Judith, thanks for the two features. Isn't that elf the cutest? I need to find a set of these for a party next year. ;-)
I can't find the linky button today. Is it there?