Sunday, December 11, 2016

Monday Social #14

Welcome to Monday Social #14.

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 

Two weeks from today is Christmas! 

So much to share and so little time that Botanic Bleu packed five posts 
about Christmas in this past week. 


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.  

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.

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. 

Christmas is in the air... 
If you haven't had a chance to visit all the links last week, 
you are going to want to be sure to check them out. 

Thank you everyone for sharing 
a little (or lot) of your Christmas spirit. 
We love seeing what you are doing. 

Christmas is everywhere, including... 
other countries... France, 
non-traditional color schemes... pink, 
regional styles... coastal, 
homemade... wreath making instructions, 
making special gifts... reindeer noses, 
Christmas past... vintage finds, 
home tours... Cozy At Christmas... 
and more...

See why you will want to click on last week's links? 

Choosing this week's features was a big challenge. 
Here are my top picks for this week. 


Cecilia at My Thrift Store Addiction shared a gorgeous collection 
of vintage Christmas ornaments on her Pinterest board, 
Vintage Charm Features and Favorites. 


See Sheila's "Cozy Kitchen Table" on her Instagram: Sheila of My Kentucky Living 
dressed in traditional style and colors of the season. 
It has the best view of the woods. 

Christmas inspiration includes blue on Jan's Instagram: Just Jan Blog
Check all of Jan's Instagram photos for image after image of Christmas inspiration. 


Need a cute present for coworkers, neighbors, book club members?
One that provides a little chuckle?
See Lisa at Celebrate Creativity for how to assemble
her creative Edible Reindeer Noses and the cutest packaging in which to present them.

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


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.

Link Away!