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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Everyday Confetti: Review

Disclosure:  I was provided a free copy of this book to review, as always, opinions, success and failures are entirely my own. This post may contain affiliate links.

I confess that I am a poor celebrator.  I have Pinterest boards full of cupcakes and appetizers, DIY gift and wrappings.  However, when it comes to delivering or making someone else feel special, I tend to fall flat.

I was excited to be offered the chance to review Everyday Confetti by Karen Ehman and Glynnis Whitwer, two of the women behind the amazing Proverbs 31 Ministries.  The back cover sums it up for me.

“Got a calendar packed with reasons to celebrate but a brain that lacks ideas?
Special people you want to love on but limited time to do it?

Relax.  We’ve got you covered.”

This is me!

This book sparks creativity for finding the ordinary moments to celebrate while providing practical, concrete tips and even recipes for those holidays and special days that return every year with the turn of the calendar page.

The division into two distinct parts: Everyday Celebrations and Holidays Throughout the Year, make this a handy resource to grab for whichever occasion you have just over the horizon (or even looming at the end of your week).  There are even ideas for holidays and events you may have never considered celebrating.  Presidents’ Day plans got you down?  How about serving the dessert John and Abigail Adams served when they opened the White House to the public on New Years Day in 1801 (p.78) or Thomas Jefferson’s Fricassee Chicken (p.79).

These are the gems you find hidden in this book along with personal reflections from other women from Proverbs 31 Ministries.

I am barely finished unpacking from holiday travels when it is time to celebrate my son’s birthday.  This year was special because it was GOLDEN.  We celebrated 5 years on the 5th of January.  I got a great idea from the book about incorporating 5s into the celebration throughout the day.  

There were 5 munchkins from Dunkin Donuts, 

5 of his favorite cookies from our local Italian restaurant to go with his favorite pizza. 

He got 5 presents in a stack.  

I’m not the biggest planner, so the 5 balloons didn’t materialize.  I didn’t realize that the store I’d planned on getting them from (beside the pizza joint) didn’t actually have balloons.  LIKE EVERY OTHER STINKING GROCERY STORE IN TOWN!  Le sigh…. But the little boy thought it was great fun – and that was the point – celebrating him.

I highly recommend adding Everyday Confetti to your kitchen library today!  MLK Jr. Day, Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras are right around the corner! 

Laissez le bon temps rouler!!

How do you celebrate the special days?

Everyday Confetti is available now from Revell at your favorite bookseller.


  1. Amy,
    What a great way to celebrate your son's birthday...He looks delighted :) and maybe, surprised, he is getting five cookies...I know our girl would have been at age very fun and special :)

    1. He was totally surprised by the 5 cookies! I think that may have been his favorite part of the day.

  2. I didn't know you were a cupcake aficionado, Amy! And I love the fun gift idea. Especially when your kids are little. Mine, however... who will turn 22 and 24 in Feb and April... will NOT be on that gift plan ;)

    Hope your 2014 is off to a great start. Hugs!

    1. Yep, it doesn't work with gifts at that age. The book did however have suggestions like 22 M&Ms, 24 stickers... little things. I'm a Feb. birthday, too - not that I'm fishing for gifts or comments about how young I look for my age. ;)

      Cupcakes - oh, my!! I've had them from the best and have a slight addiction to cupcake liners. So fun to eat and make.

  3. So fun, Amy!!! And such a sweet birthday for your little 5 year old!!