Sunday, October 9, 2016

Monday Social #5

Welcome to 

Monday Social #5 

The hostess this week is 

Fall seems to be everywhere in the USA. Even in north Texas where a norther blew in from Colorado bringing rain and cooler temperatures, 64° during the day on Friday. 

With weeks still left in Fall, it is not too late to decorate for Fall and Thanksgiving with a beautiful new pillow from Elliott-Heath Designs. I am thrilled that one of the readers of Botanic Bleu will win a pillow cover of her/his choice from Elliott-Heath Designs. The giveaway is October 6 - November 6, 2016. See Fall French Sunflowers to enter.

This is perfect weather for enjoying the Fall In Love With Texas blog tour on Oct. 3-7, 2016, hosted by Katie at Let's Add Sprinkles. If you missed any of the tour, here is the complete schedule. 

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

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.

Thank you for joining us for Monday Social #4 last week.

A few quick reminders...

Link your specific PHOTO not just your general social media site. 
Link YOUR photos or photos you have permission to use.  
Please do not link Etsy or other direct advertising. 

Where are the FACEBOOK photos? 
We would love to see your Facebook photos. 
Calling all FACEBOOK photos.

Let's get to the features.
There was so much fall inspiration! 
There was such a variety of posts, too.
DIY, tablescapes, inspirational thoughts, recipes, home tours... 
Have you ever tried to choose just a few favorites? 
Selecting features is really a challenge, but one I love. 


Stacey at Poofing the Pillows shared this photo of pumpkins of all sizes, shapes, and colors 
found at a local store near her. Nothing says FALL better than pumpkins. 
Check out Stacey's Instagram for more beautiful photos. 


Cecilia @ My Thrift Store Addiction pinned her collection of what she and a friend 
bought at Round Top Antique Week this fall. See her board at My Thrift Store Addiction
Isn't that red bicycle seat the cutest thing ever?  


Shannon at Belle Bleu Interiors shared her beautiful Fall Tablescape.
This place setting is just a glimpse of her dining room.
You have to see the entire room filled with fall inspiration.

Kitty at Kitty's Kozy Kitchen baked up a batch of Inside-Out Pumpkin Muffins.
I'm looking forward to baking my own batch that has a nice surprise filling.

Keep sharing and tell your friends. 
We love seeing all your links and sharing them with others. 


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 ... 
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.


  1. This is my first Monday Social and it is so much fun! Thank you Judith, Katie and Eilis!!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  2. Hi Katie. Just popped by to join you girls again. Thank you so much for the feature. :)

  3. Thanks so much for hosting, lovely features and fun party!

  4. Thanks so much for hosting! A new linkup is so exciting! Love the features, especially Kittys muffins...yum!