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A French-Inspired Garden and Home by Judith Stringham

Monday Social #23

Sunday, February 19, 2017



Welcome to Monday Social #23

Spring officially arrives in 28 days!

March 20, 2017 

Not that anyone is counting.

Who are we kidding?
Longing for Spring seems to be on everyone's blog.



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 ||


The hostess this week is 

Judith at Botanic Bleu 






My post in a weekly series, 


French Design on Friday,  

is about French style eyebrow arch windows and doors and how to get a similar look.


Each Friday I share a photo taken in France and show how to translate that look to create a

French-inspired garden and home.






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Here's a peek at what the other two Monday Social hostesses shared this week. 


Eilis has a new rug she layered over an existing rug. 

new layered rug at My Heart Lives Here



Katie is ready for Spring. 
See what I mean about all of blogland longing for Spring. 

I'm Talking Flowers at Let's Add Sprinkles 



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. 

Each Sunday at 4:00 p.m. party goers link up photos from one of four sites, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and/or 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 reminder... 
Link YOUR specific PHOTO not just your general social media site. 



This week's features 

offer one more look at the beauty of Valentine's Day.   


 Barbara at Fair Meadow Place shared how to make a gorgeous Valentine's Day Rag Wreath
Barbara began writing her new blog, Fair Meadow Place, in January 2017. 
Let's all visit her and leave her an encouraging comment as she begins her new blogging journey. 
She is off to a great start. 






My Kentucky Living Instagram White Tulips and Valentine Napkins 
Sheila shares elegant arrangements in her home year round, and Valentine's Day is no exception. 
L O V E these Valentine napkins with a heart inside the O. 






Lisa at Celebrate Creativity has a stunning, fresh, creative approach to Valentine's goodies. 
Her Shakespeare Sugar Cookies include a recipe, a source for the cookie mold, instructions for a creative gift bag, and Shakespeare quotes sprinkled throughout the post.




Rosemary and Thyme's Chic Valentine's Day Table has a L O V E L Y set of dishes from HomeGoods and fresh spring-like towels used as napkins. 





See all these features on our

Pinterest board, Monday Social Features.

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Party Directions

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.

We love your links.

Keep sharing with us and invite your friends to share their photos as well. 
How are you getting ready for Spring? 
What new project is underway at your house?

Help us grow our party and the number of viewers for your sites. 
Share a link to today's Monday Social on your Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest. 

Bloggers supporting one another 
encourages all of us.   

Let's all be Rock Stars of blogging and encouragement.  

P.S. Please update your link to Botanic Bleu's new URL address--- http://www.botanicbleu.com 
Link to Monday Social 
Blogroll Link 
Reading List in Blogger 
Address Book 

Link Away! 




7 comments:

Lynn Bean said...

Thank you so much for hosting! Have a wonderful week.

Bonnie said...

Thank you for hosting Monday Social. Enjoy the week.

Sarah said...

Judith, thank you for hosting and for the features. Each one makes me wish Valentine's Day would come back around each month. I love the LOVE napkin and the pretty pink table setting. So romantic. Have a great week ahead.

Rita C. said...

Judith, thank you for co-hosting this Monday Social. I am really enjoying not only your blog but this outlet for sharing too. I may be out of pocket for a few weeks with my bath and kitchen projects, but hopefully will be in the wings catching up with everyone. Have a great week.
Rita C at Panoply

Katie Clooney said...

Another wonderful week of eye candy, Judith. I have found so many wonderful blogs through your link parties. Have a wonderful week!

Janet Garon said...

So glad I could join you ladies this week. My blogging clock has not been working! Such great ladies partying with you!

Art and Sand said...

Thanks for hosting.

I am in the midst of writing a post on this cold and rainy day so I'll link up later.