Sunday, March 12, 2017

Monday Social #26

Welcome to Monday Social #26

Did you remember to

S P R I N G  F O R W A R D ? 

No, not spring forward into Spring Break.
No, not spring forward into Spring... that is next week.

Spring forward by changing the time on your clocks.
If you forgot before now, then it is an hour later than you think
in most of the United States.

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 weekly series, 

French Design on Friday,  

is about French style topiaries in the garden and how to get a similar look.

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

French-inspired garden and home.

Here's a peek at what the other two Monday Social hostesses shared this week. 

Eilis shared photos of spring in the Dallas Arboretum. 

Katie is ready for St. Patrick's Day with this adorable 
green and white checked shamrock pillow.  

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... 

Cecilia at My Thrift Store Addiction shared a photo in Instagram from Texas Antique Week aka Round Top Antiques Week. 
If you have never been to this venue for antiques, put it on your bucket list. 

Katie at Preppy Empty Nester hosted A Luncheon For Some Lovely Ladies
Her blue and white table is a beautiful setting for the incredible, edible menu. 

Carol at Bluesky Kitchen got out of her kitchen and took us along a shopping trip to highlight three trends in Spring Home Decor. 

Debby at Debby Goes Shabby found a hand painted vase for Spring flowers at Goodwill. 
Baby chicks and golden daffodils...  

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 getting ready for Spring? 
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. 

Bloggers supporting one another 
encourages all of us.   

Link Away! 


  1. Thank you Katie for your 26th Monday Social, appreciated.

  2. Katie

    Thank you for the feature, beautiful inspiration. I really appreciate the party each week and you hosting. Stay tune for more shabby beautiful.