Sunday, March 26, 2017

Monday Social #28

Welcome to Monday Social #28. 


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 
on 
Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, or a Blog.  


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The hostess this week is 

Eilis from My Heart Lives Here



This week I shared spring in our backyard.





Katie at Let's Add Sprinkles shared her beautiful master bedroom.




Judith at Botanic Bleu shared gorgeous  French interior lighting.






Let's get to this week's wonderful features.

Pinterest

Cecilia: My Thrift Store Addiction shared Easter Bunny Dirt Pudding on her Is it spring yet? board.
What a great way to help us find a great seasonal blog post from a couple of years ago.
If you are not linking oldie but goodie Pins from your blog to Monday Social, you are missing out!







Instagram

Jann of Haveadailycup shared the adorable Easter Village she created with her craft group.
Jann is one of my favorite people to follow on Instagram.






Blog

Lisa @ Celebrate Creativity shared some great tips for using
Rustic and Vintage Props Galore. 
Be sure to check out all the stunning photos in this post.





Kristin @ Timeless Creations found the perfect spot for a little sideboard
as a coffee bar in her new home.




and lucky Pat at French Country Style shared her French Wine Crate Find.
I want to go estate sale shopping with her!





I could go on and on.  There were so many fabulous links.

But now it's time to see what you've done this week!

Keep sharing and tell your friends.



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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.

Please keep in mind that Pinterest and Instagram photos must be your own to be featured.

Link Away!  


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Rabbit Time

The rabbits have come out at our house.
No jelly beans this year.
These speckled eggs are a lot less tempting.


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I found a few more faux chocolate molds on a recent trip to Canton.





and this guy is very happy on the entry table.



I can never have enough of these sweet little bunnies.





Hope your having a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Hello Spring



Welcome!

Don't tell anybody, but the inside of my house is a wreck right now.
We had three different groups of family and friends stay with us at different parts of the spring break week.  One group stayed here twice on their way to and from their destination.
I  washed a lot of sheets and towels last week.
But I wouldn't have missed all the visits for the world!

So now it is calm and quiet again. We are enjoying some beautiful March weather.


The housework can wait.
There will be plenty of inside time this July and August.

  My heart is outdoors these days.
I'm back to enjoying my morning coffee in the backyard.
Of course, while out there, I've noticed so many things that needed attention after the winter months.

Spring makes me want to freshen everything up.






I decided to try machine washing the outdoor cushion covers (Sunbrella fabric). They were so dirty that I really had nothing to lose.  They dried quickly outside.  The hardest part was getting the inserts back in!


Then I treated myself to three new pillows from Pier 1.  The one with the birds is not really intended for outdoor use.  It is under a patio cover and sometimes you just have to live dangerously (if a certain pillow is just too adorable to leave at the store).






 I am adding touches of this beautiful shade of blue any where I can.






The chaise lounge cushions are from At Home.
I can thank the squirrels for giving me an excuse to buy them. They made holes in the old ones and took out the stuffing.
 I still need to spray paint the rusty metal parts of these chairs.


A few flowering pots give the patio an instant infusion of spring.







Yesterday, I spray painted the iron chairs that sit outside our front door.  Amazing what a difference a can of Rust-Oleum makes!




We splurged and had the wrought iron fence painted because with all the sanding and priming, it was just too big a job for me.  I did learn that there are disposable painter's mitts that work like a paint brush for covering the rails with a minimum of paint waste. Filing that idea for a future project.






I've been planting annuals to replace the Knock Out roses that we lost to disease last year.  We won't
plant roses  for the next few years, since they would probably catch the same virus.  These colorful annual beauties are Verbena. I chose these plants because they will spread and give color all summer. Actually, I prefer these low flowers to the previous taller plants for this area.
The backyard feels more open.



 A few days ago, my wonderful son put down sod in the area near the gate that took a beating when our roof was being replaced. Actually, he did it for our dog, who needed a green place to call his own.
The rest of our lawn is beginning to show some life, but this patch was a muddy mess.



What an improvement!

Now there are three trays of begonias calling me....



Thank you Katie at Let's Add Sprinkles for organizing the Hello Spring Tour.



Be sure to visit all the other wonderful blogs:


Monday 


Tuesday 


Wednesday 


Thursday 

Joining:
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Wow Us Wednesday
Friday Favorites

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Monday Social #27

Welcome to Monday Social #27.



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 
on 
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. 

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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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The hostess this week is 

Katie Mansfield from Let's Add Sprinkles




Judith shared her affinity for French lanterns.


I shared the saga of my brown transferware collection.


We have all been busy getting ready for a spring blog tour.


Please come back tomorrow to see some wonderful blogs.

Thanks for joining us for Monday Social.
I 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.

Etched in Colloquy shared her blue and white tablescape with blue and white Easter eggs.
I know blue and white fans will love this one.


Gorgeous!

American Honey Home shared this quick and easy cobbler recipe. It looks pretty healthy to me too.



Finally, I'd like to introduce a new blog to you.
Barbara has been blogging since January. Pop over and follow Fair Meadow Place.
Please give her a great blogging community welcome.


I love this darling tool box.

I love the links!
Keep sharing and tell your friends.

*****

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. 
Katie 

Link Away! 

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