Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Review of "Everyday Confetti"

Review of Everyday Confetti: 

 Your Year-Round Guide to Celebrating Holidays and Special Occasions

by Karen Ehman & Glynnis Whitmer


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.

MY REVIEW:  Wow, I can't say enough good things about this book.  I wish that I had owned a copy of it when my own daughters were young.   The authors offer wonderful and unique ideas for making every day special for families and friends and loved ones.   They offer scriptures, special quotes, recipes, craft ideas, decorating ideas, and more!   
The ideas are simple, inexpensive and sure to brighten even the darkest day!   I think I am going to give my copy to my daughter for Mother's Day this year as she just gave birth to my first grandchild.   She loves crafts and cooking just as I do and this book will give her ideas for making life special and exciting for her sweet little family!   I thought I was doing a great thing by writing notes on napkins in their lunch boxes and cutting their sandwiches into shapes for holidays, but this book offers many more terrific suggestions. 
I received a copy of this book from The Book Club Network (bookfun.org) and the publisher in exchange for my review.

About the Authors:

Image of Karen Ehman
Karen Ehman has been described as profoundly practical, engagingly funny and downright real. Her passion is to provide women, wives and mothers with creative tools and doable ideas to help them both simplify life and glorify God. She the Director of the Proverbs 31 Ministries national speaking team and is a contributor to Focus on the Family's magazine Thriving Family.
She is a featured speaker for Hearts at Home conferences for moms and is the author of four womens books including A Life That Says Welcome: Simple Ways to Open Your Heart and Home to Others and The Complete Guide to Getting and Staying Organized. She is also the project creator of the Hearts at Home Just for Moms Planner an organizational tool designed specifically for the purpose of helping mothers organize their personal and family lives.
She has been a guest on national television and radio programs including The 700 Club, At Home Live, Engaging Women, The Harvest Show, Moody Midday Connection and Dr. James Dobson's Focus on the Family. She is a graduate of Spring Arbor University with a B.A. in Social Science and has been married for 24 years to her college sweetheart Todd. She is the mother of three sometimes quarrelsome, but mostly charming children: Mackenzie 20, Mitchell 16 and Spencer 13.
Before motherhood, Karen was a teacher and high school coach who actually had hobbies. Now she spends her days running carpool, parked in the football bleachers or baseball stadium or stealing away to a coffee shop to write or to work on a new speaking message. Though hopelessly craft-challenged with pitiful, partially finished scrapbooks, she enjoys baking and cooking and has won several blue ribbon rosettes at various county fairs for her cookies, cakes, pies and breads.

Image of Glynnis Whitwer
Glynnis Whitwer is on staff with Proverbs 31 Ministries as the Senior Editor of the P31 Woman magazine. She is one of the writers of Encouragement for Today, the Proverbs 31 e-mail devotions, with over 500,000 daily readers. Her newest book, I Used to be So Organized, has just been released. Glynnis, her husband Tod, and their five children live in Glendale, Arizona. Visit www.GlynnisWhitwer.com or www.HerOrganizedLife.com to learn more.

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