Sunday, February 5, 2017

Monday Social #21

Welcome to Monday Social #21
So sorry I am late.
I just got busy.

Valentine's Day is in 10 days!
Link up your ideas for celebrating Valentine's Day
so readers have time to try them out.

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 

My post in a new series, 

French Design on Friday,  

is about French style slate roofs and how to get a similar look on a budget.

Each Friday I share a photo taken in France and show how to translate that look to create a

French-inspired garden and home.


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.  

Thanks for joining us last week for Monday Social. 
We had a wonderful time visiting your links that you shared.

One quick reminder... 
Link YOUR specific PHOTO not just your general social media site. 

This week's features include 

New flooring is in the works at my house, so I was very interested in seeing what
Carol at Bluesky Kitchen chose for her new office flooring.
If you are thinking about new flooring, you will want to read
Carol's reasons for choosing her new flooring.

Bluesky Kitchen office flooring

Wreaths, Hearts, Moss.... all speak to my HEART
even if Valentine's Day is not just around the corner.
Mary at Orphans With Makeup has a super easy tutorial for
making a Valentine Heart Wreath.
Easy Valentine Heart Shaped Moss Wreath

Rita at Panoply shares an outdoor setting with a table for two
to celebrate Valentine's with all the people in your life you love,
not just a husband or boyfriend.
Inspiring words that also speak to my HEART.

Winter Cardinal Table for Two

What's a blogger to do when a beloved slow cooker no longer cooks? 
Buy a new one and share a great cold-weather recipe for potato soup in the new slow cooker. 
Amy at A Day of Small Things...  shows step-by-step how to make her easy recipe. 

New slow cooker and potato soup recipe

See all these features on our

Pinterest board, Monday Social Features.


Party Directions

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.

We love your links.

Keep sharing with us and invite your friends to share their photos as well. 
How are you celebrating Valentine's Day? 
What new project is underway at your house?

Help us grow our party and the number of viewers for your sites. 
Share a link to today's Monday Social on your Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest. 

You will be our Valentine forever.

Link Away!