Savoring Summer – Best of the Weekend 08-09-19

Why is everyone always rushing to the next season?  Don’t you agree we should be savoring summer and living in the moment more?  In my opinion, there is plenty of time to enjoy the fall season so we should embrace these lazy summer days of August!

Welcome to this week’s edition of Best of the Weekend link party!  We are so happy you could join us!  Each week, we invite you to link up your DIY projects, crafts, home decor, recipes 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.



To embrace what is left of summer, I joined a group of bloggers for a “Summer Celebration blog hop.  For my contribution, I shared my new outdoor entertaining spaces…

Summer Entertaining - outdoor spaces

Summer Entertaining – New Patio and Pool

In the spirit of savoring summer, I also shared the features from our monthly Take Me Away Travel Link Party…

Summer Travel Ideas Beaches and Lakes

Beaches and Lakes – Take Me Away Features



The most popular post was a family room refresh…

Family Room makeover

How a Yard Sale Find Really Transformed a Room from A Stroll Thru Life



Since we are focusing on savoring summer, I chose features to celebrate that idea!

Savoring Summer Ideas

To read each post in full, please click the link below each photo.  Also, be sure to pin from the original source.

Colorful tablesetting for summer

Tablescape Tuesday: A Colorful Table from Everyday Living


July Books

The Books I Read in July  from Our Unschooling Journey


summer watermelon

Deep Summer Contentment from Artful Homemaking


summer salad

Grapefruit Avocado Salad  from Marilyn’s Treats


summer flower garden

The Mid- July Garden 2019 from Amy’s Creative Pursuits


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Savoring Summer Features


So much summer inspiration!  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 weekend!

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  1. Pam Richardson
    August 9, 2019 / 8:49 am

    Thanks for hosting Shelley and for featuring my colorful table. Happy weekend!

    • calypsointhecountry
      August 9, 2019 / 9:37 am

      You’re welcome, Pam! Your bright colors make me happy and the table is a perfect example of savoring summer! Enjoy your weekend!

  2. August 9, 2019 / 9:50 am

    Thanks for savoring and celebrating summer. No rush to fall here! Hubby and I are enjoying eating out al fresco several days a week.

    • calypsointhecountry
      August 10, 2019 / 11:05 am

      Alfresco dining is the best! I could eat outdoors every day…Enjoy what is left of your summer and thanks for joining us!

    • calypsointhecountry
      August 10, 2019 / 11:07 am

      You’re welcome, Deb! Thanks for joining us!

  3. August 9, 2019 / 10:19 am

    Thanks for hosting, Shelley. Your pool looks divine! Can I come stand in it for hours on end? We’re in a mid-to-high nineties stretch and I need to cool off!

    • calypsointhecountry
      August 10, 2019 / 11:09 am

      You’re welcome – and sure come on over! I hope your temps cool off so you can enjoy what’s left of the summer!

  4. Diane
    August 9, 2019 / 10:46 am

    I totally agree about embracing the moment—especially in Texas when the hot temps will last well into October! I am looking forward to seeing the before/after post of your backyard, and I am guessing Rosie will love that Baja shelf in your beautiful pool🌊!

    • calypsointhecountry
      August 10, 2019 / 11:13 am

      Thanks so much, Diane! Yes, as soon as we tweak a few things (and replace a few plants that already died), I will do the before and after. So far, Rosie is intrigued by the pool. We got her to come down a step and walk around on the sun shelf/baja shelf but she’s still a little scared. I guess it’s better than having her diving in all the time. That wet dog smell isn’t the most appealing thing in the world! Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

  5. rawsonjl
    August 9, 2019 / 10:59 am

    Thank you so much for featuring my July books!

    • calypsointhecountry
      August 10, 2019 / 11:14 am

      You’re welcome, Joanne! Nothing like some great books to relax with on the beach! Thanks for joining us!

  6. Amy Johnson
    August 10, 2019 / 12:28 pm

    Thanks so much for the feature! That is so awesome!

    • calypsointhecountry
      August 11, 2019 / 8:59 am

      You’re welcome, Amy! Enjoy your week!

  7. Rita C.
    August 11, 2019 / 6:55 pm

    Always fun to drop by and visit your blog, Shelley. Thanks for the party, even when I don’t have a post to link.

    • calypsointhecountry
      August 12, 2019 / 11:59 am

      Thanks, Rita! Glad to see that you are inspired by the party…there really is so much talent out there!

  8. August 13, 2019 / 2:30 pm

    Thanks friend! Just added my link! Love all the inspiration!

    Happy day!

    • calypsointhecountry
      August 13, 2019 / 4:33 pm

      You’re welcome, Karianne – and thanks for stopping by to join the party!

  9. August 13, 2019 / 9:04 pm

    Thank you for hosting the party. Have a great week!

    • calypsointhecountry
      August 14, 2019 / 8:39 am

      You’re welcome, Amy! Enjoy your week too!

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