Friday, January 10, 2014

Review; Everyday Confetti

Everyday Confetti: Your Year-Round Guide to Celebrating Holidays and Special Occasions by Karen Ehman & Glynnis Whitwer

Publication Date: 01/21/2014
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Imprint: Revell Books
Genre: Non-fiction
Pages: 192
ISBN-10: 0800722019
ISBN-13: 978-0800722012

(Received for an honest review from Revell Books)

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Synopsis:

When a busy woman looks at her calendar and sees a birthday, holiday, or special occasion, she has the best intentions for bringing joy to her family and creating lasting memories. Then reality hits. Amidst demanding responsibilities and an overloaded schedule, when is she ever going to have time to plan the perfect celebration or find the creativity to make it special?

In this go-to guide, Karen Ehman and Glynnis Whitwer give women the ideas and the motivation they need to make such occasions less daunting. They provide creative ideas and menu plans for
· Holidays 
· Birthdays
· Special Events
· Everyday Occasions
Readers will even find suggestions for reaching out to others throughout the year through celebrations that are simple, doable, and stress-free.


Thoughts:

It's the beginning of a new year. Why not make it a year of everyday celebrations? Authors Karen Ehman and Glynnis Whitwer make it easy for busy moms on the go that sometimes need a few ideas to pull off that perfect party or even just a perfect day. Everyday Confetti gives readers ideas about how to make every day special from the regular family celebrations like Easter and Christmas to the perfect Wednesday. With ideas for new traditions, great recipes and plenty of tips for making every day just right, this book will inspire and entertain readers who need that extra creative push.

What I liked:

Many of you know that I don't review very much non-fiction material on my blog. But every once in awhile I come across something that really gets me excited and Everyday Confetti is one of those books. Both authors are part of the Proverbs 31 ministry team and I knew this book would have a Christian perspective and have the interests of women at the forefront. I don't know about you, but sometimes I need an idea to work with when it comes to celebrating special moments in the lives of my family. We have family traditions that span generations but I want to do something special with my daughters that is just ours. Our own traditions and that's where this book comes in. It has ideas and recipes that I never even thought of before. It's nice to have a fresh set of ideas to consider.

I love celebrations of any kind. And I loved the whole idea of being able to turn other days besides those red letter days on the calendar into a party. I want my children to have special memories of things we did together that maybe everybody else didn't do. I like to be unique in that way... LOL. There are so many good ideas in this book. And the recipes are easy with simple ingredients anyone can find at the store. I don't want to be going around looking for some off the wall ingredient when I could spend that time with my loved ones. 

Overall this was just a very practical guide to making holidays and everyday something special. Some people need a little push when it comes to creativity and lets face it, working moms probably don't even time to think about things like that, so I thought this was a much needed book for moms on the go. 

I also loved the personal stories and experiences that the authors added from their own lives. It made me realize that I'm not the only one who wants to do things that my kids will remember a long time from now. I have those kinds of memories and I want that for them too.

What I didn't like:

It was way too short. I wanted more ideas, more recipes, more tips. Okay, so maybe I'm being a big greedy. But it was just that good.

Bottom Line:

If you're looking for inspiration or you just want to do something you've never done before. Give this book a look when thinking about celebrating holidays, spiritual milestones and even a perfect Tuesday. It's a real gem.

Everyday Confetti will be available to booksellers on January 21st. Pre-order is available now.

I'm giving this one 5 out of 5 apples from my book bag!




About the Author:


Karen Ehman is the director of speaker development and an online devotion writer for Proverbs 31 Ministries whose passion is to help women live their priorities and love their lives. Her latest book is entitled Let. It. Go. How to Stop Running the Show and Start Walking in Faith. Karen has been a guest on media outlets such as Focus on the FamilyMoody Mid-day Connection, and The 700 Club. She is the wife of Todd, the mother of three, and resides in central Michigan. Connect with her at www.karenehman.com.



Glynnis Whitwer, executive director of communications for Proverbs 31 Ministries, is one of the writers of Encouragement for Today, the Proverbs 31 email devotional. She is the author of I Used to Be So OrganizedWhen Your Child Hurts, and Work@home: A Practical Guide for Women Who Want to Work from Home. Glynnis, her husband, Tod, and their five children live in Arizona. She blogs regularly at www.glynniswhitwer.com.

2 comments:

Melissa said...

I love having traditions! This sounds like a great book!

Thanks for the review.

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