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A French-Inspired Garden and Home by Judith Stringham

Monday Social #1a

Sunday, September 11, 2016

We are so excited to host a linky party for all our friends, both new and old, and we are glad you are here.

Come on in. 

Welcome to 
First Party - September 11
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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. 


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.

The hostess this week is

Katie Mansfield 

I have a gift for you.
Party Giveaway Gifts 

Each week during the first three weeks of the Monday Social, each person who links to the party is entered into a drawing that week for a special gift from the hostess for the week. The more links, the more entries (4 maximum per week). Our way of saying THANK YOU for coming to our new linky party...

I love Farmhouse Style. 
The winner will receive letters, numbers and a chicken feeder.
 I love my chicken feeder turned candle holder and I hope that the winner will as well. 
Since I bought too many copies when it first came out, I've thrown in an issue of the Mary Janes Farm magazine featuring the mention of our stock tank pool.

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 one other 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 4 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.

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.

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

Have fun and link away!


Decor To Adore said...

Hi Judith! Thank you for hosting. I think I have correctly linked some of social media gems. Have a wonderful day.

Melissa Fitch said...

Thank you so much for hosting! Such a fun idea! (And hope I've done everything correctly...) Hope you have a wonderful week!!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Thanks so much for hosting this great link-up! I hope I got it right! Have a great week!

Sarah said...

Judith, my Pinterest account isn't working today. It has basically disappeared as have my Pin button and thumbnails on my sidebar. Not sure what is going on, but no point in linking what I had planned. I'll try for next Sunday, assuming Pinterest restores my boards.

Botanic Bleu said...

Oh, no! I hope your Pinterest boards reappear. Remember, you are always welcome to link from your blog, also.


Sarah said...

It has reappeared and I linked. Success! Feeling relief. It's been missing since early in the day.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hi Judith! I got your email about linking up. Thank you so much for the invite!!! You know that I am back in school and I can barely find time to write my poetry or even a new blog post for myself, so trying to link up at this point is going to be difficult OR at least, it will take me some time to read the instructions and understand them!!!!


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I came in my jammies...shorties for Florida! lol I have been so excited for this new party and I hope I got my links done right...if not, please let me know! Thanks for the FUN...oh and the sweet gifts! Happy Monday! Hugs, Diane

My Kentucky Living said...

In my nightgown...ha ha. I am late to the party, but will try to come earlier next week. ha. sheila

Cristina Garay said...

Thanks so much for the invite, Judith! All linked up and ready to visit some of the other links. ;)

Summer said...

Wonderful party! Happy Wednesday ♥

Botanic Bleu said...

Thanks, Summer. Glad to see you!