Beginning of Summer – Best of the Weekend

Happy Memorial Day Weekend – the unofficial beginning of summer!  Even though here in New Jersey the school year doesn’t end until mid-June, we still think of Memorial Day Weekend as the start of summer.  This is the weekend when pools open and everyone heads “down the shore” for the three day weekend.  Luckily, we are finally experiencing some nicer weather here in the northeast.  Hopefully, it will continue through the weekend for all those barbecues and outdoor festivities!

Since it’s Friday, it’s also time for our weekly, Best of the Weekend link party!  We are so happy you could join us!

If you have something to share, we invite you to link up your inspiring posts which may include crafts, decor, recipes, DIY and more!

It’s time to inspire us…or get inspired…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 it’s the beginning of summer, we all want to spend more time outdoors.  To celebrate outdoor living, I shared my Rocking Chairs on Porches post this week…

Row of Rocking Chairs on Porch

Rocking Chairs on Porches – Inspired by Hotels



Our most popular post was an appropriate one for the beginning of summer…

Beginning of Summer May Garden feature

The May Garden from Everyday Living


Please click the link below each photo and please pin from the original source…

Beginning of summer features


Patriotic Potting Table

How to Make a Patriotic Potting Table from Love My Little Cottage



Spring Blooms  from Debbie Dabble Blog


DIY Ring Bearer Pallet

DIY Ring Bearer Pallet Signs for Weddings from Tee Diddly Dee


pasta salad

WW 4 Point Pasta Salad from Our Unschooling Journey


patriotic pillow

Stenciled Patriotic Vintage Pillow by Fresh Vintage by Lisa S.


beginning of summer best of the weekend

Great ideas for summer!   If you were featured, grab a button:




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.

Please note that by joining the party, you give us permission to share your photo/post on our social media and this blog.

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

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  1. Thanks for hosting Shelley and it is an honor to be the most clicked post. Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!

  2. Shelley,
    Thanks so much for the honor of being featured!!! I gave you a Shout Out on my face book page and will do so in my next post!!
    Thanks so much for hosting each week!! I hope you have a great Memorial Day weekend!!!

    1. You’re welcome and thank YOU for the shout out! Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!

  3. This week is Mac-n-Cheese week. I am sharing a Green Chile Mac-n-Cheese, a Shrimp and Crab Mac-n-Cheese and a Chili Hot Dog Mac-n-Cheese Casserole for everyone in the family. Thanks for hosting. Have a lovely evening!

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