Holiday Tips – Best of the Weekend 12-6-19

Well, the first week of December has blown by!  Hopefully, you are keeping up with all the holiday craziness.  If you are looking for some helpful holiday tips, we have plenty here:

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 creative posts which may include home decorating tips, DIY, crafts, recipes, tips and more!

For now, let’s get started with this week’s party…

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!


As soon as Thanksgiving was over, I started my decorating.  This week was busy for me on the blog as I joined in two holiday blog hops…

Christmas wreath on black front door - Simple Holiday Decor

Simple Holiday Decor for the Door and Porch


Navy Dining Room decorated for the holidays

Christmas Table in a Navy Dining Room

And since it’s the first week of the month, my Take Me Away party just opened…

Take Me Away Travel Link Party

December Take Me Away Travel Link Party



With all the holiday entertaining going on, it’s nice to have some helpful tips to clean your oven window:

Oven window - most clicked feature

How to Clean Your Oven Window from Chas Crazy Creations



Speaking of holiday tips, we had a great variety of them at last week’s party…

helpful holiday tips - recipes, crafts and more

As always, please pin from the original source.

wood plank presents

DIY Wood Plank Presents from DIY Vibes


Christmas printable

25 Days of Christmas Checklist Free Printable from Krafty Planner


Pfefferneuse cookies - helpful holiday tips

Tante Betty’s Pfeffernusse | German Iced Spice Christmas Cookies from The DIY Mommy


gingerbread cookies

Delicious Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies  from Follow the Yellow Brick Home


mitten ornament

Crochet Christmas Mittens Ornament from Julie’s Creative Lifestyle


So many wonderful projects!  If you were featured, grab a button:


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helpful holiday tips


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.  Until the end of December, the party is open each week from 8:00 a.m. Friday until 11:55 p.m. on Tuesday.

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 weekend!

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  1. Shelley, it’s been an incredibly inspiring week of Christmas inspiration. I love these features. I collect crocheted potholders, and always pull the red & white ones to the top in a bowl at Christmastime, so I find those crocheted ornaments adorable (and they don’t break!). It was a great week of table inspiration too. Have a great weekend!

  2. Thank you for hosting! This is what I featured the week of 11-25 to 11-29 on my blog. On Tuesday morning were Christmas Almond Balls. Wednesday was a Red Velvet Oreo Trifle. And wrapping up the first week of Christmas baking is a Marilyns Treats original. My Death by Peanut Butter and Chocolate Trifle. Enjoy!

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