Sunday, April 23, 2017

Monday Social #32

Welcome to Monday Social #32

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 this week in

French Design on Friday,  

is about using window boxes.

Each Friday I share a photo(s) 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 at My Heart Lives Here found a new bombe chest for her entry. 
Read about one of her favorite stores for shopping... and getting a bargain every time.  

Katie at Let's Add Sprinkles loves handbags. 
This week she shared photos of herself modeling her favorite designer bags. 
I think her husband has mentioned a need for intervention... 
but I may be remembering wrong. 

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. 

Spring is a time for rejuvenation,

and this week's FEATURES show some 

great ideas for refreshing your life and home. 

If you are considering painting your kitchen cabinets,
then Timeless Creations' post about how they painted their cabinets is a must-read
with detailed photos and explanations.

Sheila at My Kentucky Living gave a little love to her 
kitchen table with flowers and candles.  

See how Home With Mimi gave new life to a little old wicker table. 

Pinterest: Sarah at Hyacinths for the Soul has great refreshing adventures which  
she shares in Tales of the Traveling Tote. 
The latest adventure was to see Texas bluebonnets, 
annual wildflowers that signal the arrival of Spring deep in the heart of Texas. 

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. 
What repurpose or renewal are you doing 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. 
Link Away! 


  1. Katie, you are my soul sister with your love of handbags and your fashion style! I do believe we could sneak into each other's closets...what a treat to see your handbags and ensembles. I collect vintage beaded and mesh bags, but have my fair share of the modern makers too. I understand that 'holding your breath' feeling when the eBay packages arrive!
    Thanks for co-hosting the Monday Social party, and I hope you have a great week.
    Rita C at Panoply

  2. Thank you for your 32nd Monday Social Katie. Appreciated.