Sunday, April 16, 2017

Monday Social #31

Welcome to Monday Social #31.
Happy Easter. I hope it has been a great day. 

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 
Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, or a Blog.  

That's right, you do not have to write a blog to participate in Monday Social.
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

I shared a few remaining Easter projects.

Judith @ Botanic Bleu shared the joys of porch living.

Eilis shared a post about a friends new shop.

It was a good week.

Thanks for joining us for Monday Social.
We had a wonderful time visiting your links last week.
Let me discuss some of the other social media platforms for a minute.
In this day of cross branding, multiple media platforms are essential.
I hope that by linking to Monday Social you gain followers to your Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest accounts.
Make sure your settings aren't set to private.
Just a quick tip for Facebook.
Make sure you grab the URL for the specific Facebook post not your general Facebook page.
Same is true for Pinterest.
Please make sure it is your own photo and not a photo that is copyright protected.
I hope that helps.
Feel free to message one of us if you have questions.

Let's get to the features.

I love to see something new and unique. These concrete eggs are fabulous and would be darling in the garden. I may have to try that next year. Stop by and check them out at the createaerie.

Stop by The Marmelade Gypsy.  She has a great tutorial for banner making.
I'm banner challenged so I found this very inspiring and helpful.

A Tray of Bliss has been pairing down her wardrobe for her size and shape.
This is timely as I begin to think about my post retirement wardrobe.
In this post, she chronicles her journey to the perfect strand of pearls.

It was a great link up last week.
Anything you can do to help spread the word about our party is appreciated.


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.

Thank you for your support of our party. 

Link Away! 


  1. Hope you had a lovely Easter!


  2. Thanks Katie for co-hosting Monday Social. Happy Easter

  3. Thank you, Katie for hosting this week.

  4. Thank you, Katie for hosting this week.

  5. Hi Katie! Thanks for hosting this week and for including my Easter banner in your picks! Happy Monday!

  6. Hello Katie,
    Thank you for hosting Monday Social! I'd grab your button to put on my sidebar ~ is there a way for you to create the HTML for us to grab?? I did post your button to Pinterest for you! :) Happy to help promote your linky party,
    Barb :)

    p.s. Thinking of beginning one of my own, or just hosting a group linky but still learning how to do all that. Have a great day!