Saturday, January 4, 2014

Book Review (and GIVEAWAY): Everyday Confetti by Karen Ehman & Glynnis Whitwer

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 Thoughts/Review

I absolutely (and I mean absolutely) loved this book! I'm not a big non-fiction reader, but this a novel that I knew I had to pick up and read since I'm a huge craft lover!

The ideas, suggestions, and recipes were awesome! Everything is really laid back and pretty simple to do without causing any extra headache for the ones who want to do something special for a friend/loved one (like me)! There were even plenty of ideas about holidays that are not so popular such as Backwards Day, Tell A Story Day, and Book Lover's Day (This is one of my favorite holidays, but I had no idea how to celebrate it until reading this book)!

Something I really appreciated about the authors is how they included their own personal experiences! It really helped me to see that I can make Easter and Christmas about Jesus too while having fun AND not stressing (these two are just an example! There were many other holidays that they shared their experiences and inspired me!)! Talk about a double bonus! Also the authors not only shared some fun moments they had, but they included other people's stories as well about how they started a birthday tradition or celebrated Thanksgiving in a new way!

I very strongly recommend Everyday Confetti to any person who has a desire to make new fun memories with family/friends, but not sure what or how to make it happen! Through these inexpensive, fun, and easy ideas as well as good sounding recipes I can guarantee that they will not be disappointed (I plan to do many of the ideas this upcoming year and already have some recipes on my list to cook next week)!

I give Everyday Confetti a 5 out of 5 stars! Highly recommended! 

 *I received this book for free from Revell through their blog program, Revell Reads, in exchange for an honest review! All thoughts expressed are my own and I was not required to write a positive review! (Thank you so much Revell! I truly enjoyed this!)*

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About the Authors

 

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. Connect with her at www.karenehman.com.



  

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.


Giveaway Time!

I am not personally doing a giveaway on Crafty Booksheeps, but Goodreads is! Enter to win Everday Confetti here! Ends January 21st!

2 comments:

  1. Laura, this looks like a great book full of ideas. Great review. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. It really is! I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it and the amount of ideas they gave! Thanks for stopping by Katrina! :)

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