Saturday, January 11, 2014
Book Review: "Everyday Confetti" by Karen Ehman and Glynnis Whitwer
I started reading through the book and was very glad that I had received a copy. I think this is going to be something I refer to quite a bit!
This is the description on the back of the book: "Everyday Confettiis your go-to guide to making holidays, birthdays, special events, and even the every day special. Inside you'll find more than two hundred ways to make memories with your family, including easy recipes, fun and activities, and inexpensive decorating ideas -- all simple, doable, and stress free."
And wait -- before you go and say "I'm not a decorator. I'm not crafty." From what I read these are all very simple and even me (who is not very crafty!) can do them!!!
The first part of the book is about everyday celebrations. There are chapters about celebrating every day joys, celebrating birthdays, spiritual milestones, ways to stay connected, and reaching out to others in hard times.
One thing I learned by this book is that there is a Name Day and you can find out when your Name Day is or the Name Day for your family members are and there are suggestions of things to do for your family members on their Name Day. If you are interested in learning when your Name Day is you can look here.
The second section of the book discusses each holiday (and not just the major holidays) throughout the year and provides suggestions of things to do and sometimes recipes to use for those holidays.
One suggestion that I really liked under the springtime celebrations is making pretzels. They mention that pretzels look like praying hands, so while the pretzels are baking, as a family decide on an individual who you would like to pray for. After the pretzels are done, pray for the individual, eat some of the pretzels, wrap up the remaining pretzels and deliver them to the individual and tell them that you are praying for them. And depending on the amount of pretzels that you have, you might be able to share with more than one person.
There are so many out-of-the-box ideas that I just love!
There is a Facebook page for "Everyday Confetti," which can be found here.
Also, there is a website for "Everyday Confetti," which can be found here.
And here is the link for their Pinterest boards.
You can purchase "Everyday Confetti" at your local bookstore or any online retailer.
I received a copy of this book from Revell Books in exchange for my truthful review. All thoughts are my own and have not been influenced in any way.