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A French-Inspired Garden and Home by Judith Stringham

Monday Social #4

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Fall has arrived to north Texas with some cooler temperatures. Not crispy cool like in the northeast where people are beginning to wear jackets at night. At least, southern visitors are wearing jackets at night there. 

With the cooler temperatures comes more Fall decorating, and this week Katie at Let's Add Sprinkles is hosting a week long Fall In Love With Texas blog tour featuring 20+ Texas bloggers, including Botanic Bleu. 

Botanic Bleu is on the tour on Tuesday, October 4 with 

French Fall 5 Ways To Get The Look

Mark your calendars to visit the Fall In Love With Texas blog tour tomorrow and every day this week to see all the Fall inspiration my Texas friends are sharing. Head over to Let's Add Sprinkles to begin the tour.

Also mark your calendars to enter a Giveaway on Botanic Bleu beginning Thursday, October 6, 2016. Elliott-Heath Designs is one of my favorite pillow sources, and I am excited that one of my readers will win the pillow cover of her/his choice from over 480 different Elliott-Heath Designs. 

Now, on with the Monday Social party.... 

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 

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. 


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 of Let's Add Sprinkles

Thanks for joining us for Monday Social #4.
We had a wonderful time visiting your links last week.
One quick tip...
Link your specific PHOTO not just your general social media site.

Let's get to the features.
There was so much fall inspiration!
I loved it.


The old chipped sliding door that Lisa is putting in her new house is just darling.
Follow her journey on her Instagram- here.


Carol of Garden Up Green shared a cute jar she made for a blog challenge.
How cute is this?
Go like her page on Facebook


Diane @ Lavender Dreams pinned one of her displays to her Fall Decorating board on Pinterest. 
I adore the prim look to this.


Rattlebridge Farm shared her under porch
What an amazing transformation. 
It look like a perfect place to entertain. 

I love the links!
Keep sharing and tell your friends.

Party Giveaway Gifts 

The winner of last week's giveaway is

Anna Marie and David from Iris Abbey

The transformation of this furniture is wonderful.

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.

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

It's a big week at Botanic Bleu.
Remember to come back Tuesday for a Fall Blog Tour and 
come back Thursday for a Giveaway. 

Thanks for stopping by. 
Link away! 


My thrift store addiction said...

First time here ~ thank you for hosting!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I am so thrilled to be featured this week! I love decorating for Fall. And I'm linking a photo I took this past week and put on Pinterest today...a Bald Eagle. We love to hike in the Fall and Winter here in Florida...when it's finally cool enough.

Sarah said...

Judith, thank you for hosting this fun party each week. Love seeing all the inspiration and meeting some new friends.

Debra Pashkowsky said...

Thank you for hosting and the lovely candle.

Stacey said...

Good morning. I'm linking up my Instagram and I'm off to visit others. :)

Lynn Bean said...

Thank you for the sweet party! Best wishes to you!

Katie Mansfield said...

I'm excited for our tour! Thanks for hosting.

Ann Marie said...

Thanks for hosting and the giveaway book, Kathryn at Home, is beautiful. Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey