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3.09.2014

Everyday Confetti ~ Review

Everyday Confetti
By Karen Ehman and Glynnis Whitwer

Your Year-Round Guide to Celebrating
Holidays and Special Occasions

Do you ever feel that the ordinary days get lost in the mix? Are you overwhelmed by the holidays and special occasions? Well, there is no need for it.

Everyday is special and with very little effort on our parts we can make it so.  It is these little touches that stay with us throughout our lives and become the memories that means so much to us, memories that we want to share and recreate for our own families.

Everyday Confetti offers an assortment of activities and recipes that are sure to inspire your own creative endeavors.  And the time saving suggestions are sure to take the stress and strain of holidays down several notches, if you are someone who has holiday burn-out.  Special days are meant to be special in that we are spending time with those we love, so don't stress all the joy and wonder out of the day. 

There are recipes throughout the book that are sure to tempt any palate.  With a few tweaks most of the recipes can be adapted for special dietary needs (such as for vegetarians).  Definitely a few that are on my list to try out for certain upcoming special days!

I really like the suggestion for carrying Christmas over to Easter with the use of your Christmas tree.  This one suggestion I have never heard before, but I really like it.  And it adds a unique touch to Easter, and no it is not hanging plastic eggs on your tree.  Your tree is transformed into a cross, a simple yet beautiful message.  I think this is the one idea that really jumped out at me as I read though Everyday Confetti.

I was provided a copy of this book by TBCN/bookfun.org and the publisher Revell in exchange for my honest review with no expectations placed upon this review.


About the Book:
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


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.

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.


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.