Last Minute Holiday Ideas – Best of the Weekend Link Party

Welcome to this week’s edition of Best of the Weekend link party!  With all the last minute rushing around, we are so happy you took the time to stop by!  Please note that this is the last party of 2018 but we will return on January 4th, 2019.

** Some changes for the new year:

  • We are sad to say goodbye to Paula, Amy, Ginny and Neena who have decided to stop hosting Best of the Weekend in 2019.  They have done such a wonderful job over the years and we have enjoyed hosting with them!  The link party will continue with Liberty and myself so we hope you will continue to join us.
  • Another change will be a new starting time in 2019.  Instead of starting Friday at 8 pm, the party will begin on Friday at 8 am so mark your calendars!

Best of the Weekend Link Party

Each week, you are invited to link up your favorite posts of the week.

Let’s meet your current hosts…(for this last week of 2018)

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

Paula from Sweet Pea | Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | Pinterest | Instagram

Amy from Ms. Toody Goo Shoes | Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | Pinterest | Instagram

Ginnie from Hello Little Home | Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | Pinterest | Instagram

Neena from Almost Practical | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

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…

Each week, we share the most popular post from the previous week’s party on all 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!  Remember to also stop by our  Best of the Weekend Pinterest Board  where we pin the features each week!



Since I have been collecting white ceramic houses, I decided to use them in a Christmas Table Setting…

white ceramic christmas houses

Christmas Table with White Ceramic Village

Most likely, I’m not the only one with last minute projects.  This week, I came up with an Easy Last Minute Mantel Idea

stone fireplace with rustic mantel decorated for Christmas

Last Minute (and Easy) Christmas Mantel Decorating Idea



Our most popular link from last week was Friday Favorites by Living on Cloud Nine…

Red truck with dogs driving in the snow

Friday Favorites – Christmas is Magic  by Living on Cloud Nine



With Christmas quickly approaching, my features focused on projects that can be accomplished in little time…

Collage of Holiday Ideas

To read each post, please click the link below each photo:

christmas tree and barn door

A Coastal Christmas Theme with a Christmas Tree Ribbon Hack Video  by Repurpose and Upcycle


Cherry Martinis

How to Make a Decadent White Chocolate Cherry Martini by Our Crafty Mom


blueberry crumble

Easy Blueberry Crumble Dessert Recipe  by 3 Boys and a Dog

Christmas cookies

Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes  by Crystal and Co.


gift ideas

Last Minute Gifts for Her by Preppy Empty Nester


So many great ideas that can be accomplished at the last minute.  If you were featured, grab a button:

Featured Button

Collage of Holiday Ideas


Please join us for this week’s Best of the Weekend party by linking up your post below.  Please be sure to visit some other links as well.  Have a great weekend and a wonderful holiday!

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  1. Hello dear Shelley! I look forward to participating in the new Best of the Weekend. It’s always been one of my favorite link parties. I hope that you and your beautiful family have a wonderful Christmas!

  2. How sad that Paula, Amy, Ginny and Neena are leaving. Looking forward to next year with you and Liberty. Have a wonderful holiday and see you in the New Year!!

    1. I know, we are sad they are leaving too! Thanks for stopping by and we look forward to seeing you in the new year! Enjoy the holidays!

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