Sunday, January 1, 2017

Monday Social #16

Happy New Year! 
Welcome to Monday Social #16. 

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 from Let's Add Sprinkles

Thanks for joining us for Monday Social.
We had a wonderful time visiting your links from two weeks ago.
One quick tip...
Link your specific PHOTO not just your general social media site.
Make sure it is your own photo.
We need more of your original pins from Pinterest. We would love to see your Facebook posts as well.

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


Carol from Garden Up Green shares some of her projects on Instagram
This plaque is precious. I've been meaning to make one for about three years.
I love that stencil from Funky Junk Interiors.


This might be my favorite thing of the season.
It is brilliant.
Check out a tree made out of old hangers at Penny's Vintage Home.


I love this mid century home decked out for Christmas.
Sarah at Hyacinths For The Soul shares her niece's home.
How cute is this?
Don't we all love those Santa mugs?


You must go see the Little House series of posts at Decor to Adore.
Her attention to detail is amazing.

 Keep the links coming!
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday.
Let us get our first party of the new year started.


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! 



  1. Thanks so much for all your visits, Katie!!
    Happy New Year to you and yours!!
    And thanks for hosting each week!!

  2. Thank you Katie for Monday Social 16. Happy 2017 New Year.