June 2020 – Best of the Month Summer Break

Welcome to the June Best of the Month link party! 

*Please note, after this June party, the Best of the Month party will be taking a break for at least the summer.  

After much consideration, we’ve decided to discontinue the Best of the Month Party for now.  We will continue to blog and will keep you posted if we decide to open the party back up in the fall.  Please know that we appreciate all your visits and your contributions to the party every month.

As always, at this link party we invite you to link up your creative posts which may include home decor, DIY, crafts, recipes, tips and more!

Let’s get started…

Best of the Month blog party - Summer Break Inspiration


Each month, when you link up to Best of the Month, your link will appear on both our blogs.

Let’s meet your hosts…

Link Party 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 | Pinterest | InstagramYouTube

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


Before we begin this month’s party, let’s take a look back at our last party…

Every month, we share the most popular post from the previous 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 Best of the Month Link Party Features  where we pin the features each month!

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



As the days get longer and warmer, we are spending more time outdoors.  Recently, I shared some simple ideas for outdoor spaces.

Stone firepit and adirondack chairs - simple ideas for outdoor spaces

Simple Ideas for Outdoor Spaces

With all the patriotic holidays in the summer, I was inspired to create a summer themed patriotic table with baseballs.

Red, white and blue patriotic table setting

How to Decorate a Patriotic Table with Old Baseballs



Our most clicked link just happened to be a craft with patriotic red, white and blue colors – perfect project for summer!

Americana potholder - a fun summer break project

Americana Crochet Potholder – Julie’s Creative Lifestyle



Over the past month, I was drawn to blog posts that focused on summer break projects, recipes and places…

Summer Break Ideas and Inspiration


As always, please pin from the original sources.

Wood Framed Flower Vase feature

Wood Framed Flower Vase DIY Vibes


NY Public library

Get Well Card to New York City – Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


Bedroom Moodboard

Master Bedroom Ideas – Makeover – Kippi at Home


Blue Painted Watering Can - summer break projects

Be Kind Summer Bouquet Water Can – Love My Little Cottage


Homemade Chili Powder feature

Homemade Chili Seasoning Mix – Marilyn’s Treats


So many great ideas!  Hopefully, you were inspired to try some new projects this summer.  If you were featured, grab a button:

Featured at Best of the Month

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Summer Break Projects



Please join us for our June link party –  Best of the Month by linking up your post below.  Be sure to visit some other links as well.  As in the past, the party is open all month and closes on the last day of June.  Wishing you all a safe and healthy month ahead!  Enjoy your summer break!

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

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  1. Hey Shelley,
    I hope you have a relaxing summer in some sort of way! The way everything is going, it’s kinda hard to relax!! But maybe you can do a project or plan projects or something. Projects are certainly keeping me busy, and camping in our camper (which is perfect for avoiding germs), and planning a mini course for my blog!

    Keep in touch,

    1. Thanks Liberty! Yes, it is hard to relax with everything going on in the world but hopefully things will slowly get back to normal. I’m just in no rush to go out yet. Your camping idea sounds nice…and safe! Looking forward to seeing what you have planned for your mini course as well! It’s been great hosting with you all this time. Stay well!

  2. Hi Shelley, thanks for featuring the potholders I crocheted! I appreciate it and hope you have a nice summer. Thanks for hosting this fun link party. Take care and be well. Julie xo

    1. You’re welcome, Julie! Such a cute idea! Thanks for joining us again and stay well!

  3. Thank you so much for featuring my wood framed vase, Shelley! I’ve taken a few weeks off to get caught up on spring yard/house stuff but wanted to pop in to see some inspiration. Hope you are having a great summer!!

    1. You’re welcome, Pamela! It’s so pretty! Yes, I am trying to get caught up with everything around the house as well. If I can’t get it done now, I never will! Stay well!

  4. Shelley, will miss this fun party, and appreciate all the time and effort you’ve devoted to it. I sure understand needing to take a break. Enjoy your summer!

    1. Thanks Debbee! These past few months have made me reevaluate everything. Thanks again and have a great summer!

    1. You’re welcome and thanks for always joining us with all your creative projects. Stay well!

  5. Nk you for featuring my chili seasoning! Thank you for hosting! This is what I featured the week of 5-25 to 5-29 on my blog. On Tuesday was Pandemic Pasta Trio Casserole. Wednesday saw Fish Tacos. Thursday was Easy Double Cheese Baked Penne. And winding up this Pasta Week was 19 Tips For Perfect Pasta. Enjoy!

    1. You’re welcome! I forgot to swing by to notify everyone of their features…I think I’ve been home too long! lol…thanks again for swinging by!

  6. Thank you for featuring myChili Seasoning! Thank you for hosting! This is what I featured the week of 6-8 to 6-12 on my blog. On Tuesday was Salsa Roll Ups. Wednesday saw Stuffed Peppers. Thursday was Basic Marinara Sauce. And winding up this Week was Homemade Beef Stew Seasoning. Enjoy!

  7. Thank you for hosting! This is what I featured the week of 6-15 to 6-19 on my blog. On Tuesday was Baby Back Ribs Sweet and Savory. Wednesday saw Garlic Vegetable Sauté. Thursday was Hot Bacon Dressing. And winding up this Week was Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Bundles. Enjoy!

  8. Thank you so much for featuring Shelley my “Get Well Card” to New York City. Happily, NY and NJ are on the right track – now if other states would only follow their lead?

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