Sunday, January 8, 2017

Monday Social #17


Welcome to Monday Social #17
and to the new year

2017



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 






We celebrated New Year's Eve with a birthday party.
Transforming a BAKERY cake to a special BIRTHDAY cake
is quick and easy using fresh fruit and flowers.

 

This week I've been taking it easy, just planning new posts for the new year.

Watch for a new series...

Streets of Paris 




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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. 



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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.


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Thanks for joining us last week for Monday Social.
We had a wonderful time visiting your links that you shared.
One quick tip...
Link your specific PHOTO not just your general social media site.



This week's features include 

A gift-giving guide, traditional style, an original short story, and
a before-and-after furniture transformation.



PINTEREST


Mila's Little Things on Pinterest shared a round-up of 
25 Exquisite Tartan Gifts on her Pinterest board, 
Mila's Little Things BLOG. 
What is it about plaid that says Christmas? 








INSTAGRAM


See Sheila's traditional Christmas style on her Instagram: Sheila of My Kentucky Living 
Beautiful! 




BLOG

Susan of Our French Oasis wrote an original heartwarming Christmas story set in France.
A story filled with love, redemption, and finding family...

 A Christmas Story - Part II





Kristen and Vicki shared a fantastic furniture Before and After
at Timeless Creations Buffet Makeover.

They include great practical advice in their descriptions of how they transform
furniture that needs a little love into furniture you will love.



Speaking of love...


We love your links.
Keep sharing with us and invite your friends to share their creations as well.



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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.


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Need help linking to the party? See Monday Social Linky that explains how to link up Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Blog photos.

Link Away! 



3 comments :

  1. Happy 2017 New Year. Thank you Katie for Monday Social 17.
    Joy

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  2. HI Katie, thanks for the party. Glad to be joining!!
    hugs,
    Jann

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