Back to School Ideas – Best of the Weekend 08-16-19

Have your kids gone back to school yet?  Every day, people are posting all their first day of school photos on social media.  To me it seems too early because here in New Jersey, most schools start after Labor Day.  Just like every year, I am not quite ready to say goodbye to summer!

Welcome to this week’s edition of Best of the Weekend link party!  We are so happy you could join us!  As always, we invite you to link up your inspiring posts which may include DIY, crafts, recipes, home decor, tip and more!  Let’s get started…

best of the weekend link party

Each week, when you link up to Best of the Weekend, your link will appear on both our blogs.  Let’s meet your hosts…



If you don’t already follow our blogs, we would love for you to follow us in some way:

Liberty from B4 and Afters | Facebook | Google+ | Pinterest | Instagram

Shelley from Calypso in the Country | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram


Before we begin this week’s party, let’s take a look back at the past week…

Every week, we share the most popular post from the previous week’s party on both of our blogs.  In addition, each hostess picks a few favorites to share.  Be sure to check out each of our blogs to see all the features!

Also, remember to stop by our original Best of the Weekend Pinterest Board  and our newest Best of the Weekend Link Party Features where we pin the features each week!   For now, we will continue to pin the features to both of those boards.

Each week, I also share the features on my Instagram stories so be sure to follow along!

We always appreciate when we see people promoting our link party so Pin, Tweet and share away on social media!  Be sure to tag us so we can send you a thank you and give you a shout out at the next link party.


Since we are focusing on back to school ideas, I am sharing a post I wrote about volunteering at school…

School Bus

8 Great Reasons Why Stay-At-Home Moms Should Volunteer at School



No surprise that these silos caught our attention this week…

Silos at Magnolia

An Unplanned Visit from Everyday Living


Since we are getting close to back to school time, here are some creative ideas…

Back to School Ideas Featured

As always, please click the link below each photo to read the post.  Also, be sure to pin from the original source.

art stations for kids

Art Stations for Kids from the Scrap Shoppe


Apple Rice Krispies Treats

Red Apple Rice Crispy Treats from Mommy Evolution


Bento Lunch Cheat Sheet

Bento Style School Lunch Cheat Sheet from Celebrating Everyday Life


back to school books

Back to School Books for Kids (to calm their nerves and yours) from the Curious Frugal


first day of kindergarten

How to Have an Incredible First Day of Kindergarten from DIYerfy

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Back to School Ideas

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Please join us for this week’s Best of the Weekend party by linking up your post below.  Be sure to visit some other links as well.

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Once again, we can’t wait to see what you link up!  Have a wonderful weekend!

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  1. Thank you for hosting and I am so honored to be featured! The back to school features bring back sweet memories! Happy weekend!

  2. What a great assemblage of back to school ideas, Shelley! I hope everyone has a great new school year out there.
    Thanks for hosting us, and I hope your weekend is fab.

  3. Living in Waco my favorite time to visit Magnolia is during the holidays when the Silos are lined with sparkly, white lights. And my go to gift is any of their candles that’s wick makes a crackling sound—they supply the gift bag and tissue paper too! As far as back to school, it is definitely that time of year in Texas even though it is over 100 degrees. Enjoy your pool; I know we will this weekend!

  4. Thank you for hosting. This week I served up: On Tuesday is a healthy Philadelphia Creamy Salsa Dip. Wednesday is my Cream Cheese Pepper Dip and ending up Appetizer week with another dip on Friday I am serving a Seven Layer Taco Dip.

  5. Back to school looks a lot different for us as our kids go to college, but I love these awesome ideas for the littles – especially the art stations and organization!! Hope you are savoring the last few weeks before your boys go back Shelley! xx

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