Expecting or adopting couples will appreciate this collection of practical and highly relevant wisdom and wit that will help them manage their expectations, experience grace, and laugh at themselves when things don’t go as planned.
Author Jeff Atwood shares the real-life lessons he and his wife learned while raising their three daughters, the kind of guidance they wish someone would have given them before they had children.
New moms and dads will be better prepared for parenting with useful advice, including:
- Tell your spouse “I love you” a lot during the day, because you might be too exhausted (or too stressed) to remember to say those words at 3 a.m.
- The past is not an indicator of future performance. Just because your baby did something the same way for the past 30 days, does not mean they will do it the same way in the next 30 days.
- Your kids need less stuff than you think they do. Nearly everything is disposable or has a very short lifespan.
Need to Know for New Parents makes an ideal baby shower gift or a great book to read through with your spouse.
Engaged and recently married couples will appreciate this collection of wisdom and wit written to help them enjoy a long and successful marriage. This book features practical, often humorous, and highly relevant relationship advice that will improve communication, inspire connection, and infuse joy as they adjust to life as husband and wife.
Author Jeff Atwood shares the hard-won, real-life lessons he and his wife have learned in their 25-plus years of marriage, the kind of guidance husbands and wives wish someone would have given them before they said “I do.”
Couples will strengthen their relationships as they learn to…
- Develop the ability to say “I’m sorry, I was wrong.”
- Ask themselves, “Did I make life better or worse for my spouse today?”
- Find the things that make them laugh and do them a lot.
- Know when to walk away from an argument before they say anything mean or hurtful.
- Record the unplanned, hilarious moments in their relationship.
Need to Know for Newlyweds makes an ideal wedding gift or a great book to read with your spouse.
The Ultimate Book of Outfit Formulas
If you don’t have time to worry about what to wear every day but still want to look good, this book will help you create a stylish wardrobe for any season on any budget.
Decision fatigue is real. You have many important choices to make during the day and only so much mental bandwidth. Getting dressed can be a dreaded daily task that takes up valuable time best spent on something else.
Style expert Alison Lumbatis wants to help you make fashion fun again. Alison shows you how easy it is to build a basic yet beautiful wardrobe starting with the clothes you already own and adding other classic mix-and-match elements that work for any season on any budget.
Once your wardrobe is set, you can use the easy outfit formulas in the book to take the guesswork out of getting dressed, freeing you up to focus on bigger priorities.
Looking fabulous while saving time is the ultimate win-win.
Dream, Plan, & Go
A Great Big World Is Waiting for You Out There—Go Find It!
Have you been putting off that trip of a lifetime hoping for a special someone to accompany you? Do you find yourself getting bored with the same old girls’ weekends? Are you hesitant to step out of your comfort zone, plan a solo vacation, pack your bags, and just go?
From pastries in Vienna to becoming a tourist in your own town and all points in between, this travel memoir and guidebook will inspire you to seek romance and adventure on your own terms. You will also get practical advice on how to stay safe while traveling single, create a budget, prepare and pack efficiently, and much more.
Chapter by chapter, you’ll encounter creative ideas for excursions as well as historical insights into some of the most fascinating destinations around the globe, smart tips for savvy sojourning, and journal jumpstarts to encourage deeper reflection.
Grab with both hands the confidence you need to embrace new experiences both home and abroad. You deserve the chance to discover the joy of being your own best company—this book will show you how!
Beauty By Design
“Every day we have the opportunity to embrace and celebrate the beauty our homes and lives are designed to express.”—Ginger Curtis
Walk through the door and begin the personal journey of creating a sanctuary that reflects who you are—that unique combination of who God made you to be and how you shape life by what matters most.
Award-winning designer Ginger Curtis uses her personal experience to inspire your every step with this truth: You are worthy of beauty. Dream of it. Plan for it. And watch it emerge as you create visual moments, let in color and light, select meaningful treasures, and allow the smallest details to shine.
This is the home made for you. This is beauty by design.
It All Began in a Garden
Natural Living Starts with God
Esential oils are rapidly growing in popularity due to their many physical and emotional health benefits. What the world has forgotten is these natural remedies have been around since the beginning and were given to us by God for our greater well-being.
This practical and informative guide featuring beautiful photography from Dawn Camp introduces you to 52 essential oils and their vast array of uses, including pain and stress relief, aiding in weight loss, increasing focus and memory, and much more! You will discover easy DIY recipes for homemade scrubs, balms, and lotions, and inspiration and encouragement from Dawn throughout.
Rediscover the good things God created and nurture your physical and spiritual health with this one-of-a-kind resource.
Our Wedding Planner
Plan your special day in style with this comprehensive wedding organizer packed with over 100 gorgeous, full-color photos of centerpieces, table settings, favors, flowers, and more.
From the proprietor of the nationally recognized wedding venue Alda’s Magnolia Hill comes this all-in-one guide to making your wedding dreams a reality. Alda Ellis expertly guides you through every step of the process, from determining what kind of wedding you want to hosting a memorable celebration after the “I do’s.”
Other helpful features include…
- 12 tabbed dividers, allowing for quick reference to each chapter in the book
- Convenient pockets for keeping important paperwork, business cards, and swatches
- Plenty of blank space for writing down appointments, notes, thoughts, and other info
- Scripture verses and quotes to inspire you and prepare your heart for marriage
- A valuable appendix covering an array of smaller details that often get missed
With Alda’s decades of experience at your fingertips, this book is like having a professional wedding planner at your disposal 24/7 without the cost of hiring one.
Start your planning here!
Celebrate with Sprinkles
Let the Confetti Fly! Take the ordinary into the extraordinary with all-out celebrations that put the pizzazz in any party!
Far beyond birthdays, certified celebrator Brittany Young will show you how to make every day a special occasion and bring fun and joy into your home. Whether you’re looking for entire themes or that one amazing, icing-on-the-cake idea to push your next get-together over the top, you’ll find it here.
You’ll also discover easy DIY party crafts, gifts, and tablescapes, delicious, “halfway homemade” recipes, and plenty of holiday inspiration throughout the year.
You don’t have to be party planner extraordinaire (but you will be after reading this book) or spend a lot of money to show loved ones they are special. You just need some creativity, inspiration, and of course, lots of sprinkles!
The Family Garden Plan
Grow a Year’s Worth of Food for Your Family!
Do something good for your loved ones by learning how to plant a garden that will yield wholesome, organic fruits and vegetables in surprisingly less space than you would think. Melissa K. Norris, fifth-generation homesteader and host of the popular Pioneering Today podcast, walks you through each step of the process, including how to
- decide which food crops are best for your area and family
- plan your garden to maximize the space you have
- protect your garden from common pests and diseases naturally
- determine when your fruits and vegetables are ready to be harvested
- improve soil health with simple techniques like crop rotation and backyard composting
Sharing the same practices and techniques from her homestead, Melissa shows you how easy it can be to raise a year’s worth of produce at home. Simple-to-follow charts, worksheets, and photographs are provided throughout to help you through every phase of the gardening process.
You can enjoy good eating and greater well-being for you and your family.
Freely & Lightly
Your Invitation Awaits…
You’ve tried harder. You’ve been more intentional. You’ve done everything “right.” In your search for meaning and purpose, you’ve placed your hope in many different things—only to find yourself at a turning point, quietly asking, Is this it? Is this all there is?
If the direction of your life is leading you away from peace, contentment, and true fulfillment, Emily Lex has some great news to share with you: God is offering you a better way.
A way of real rest.
A way of quiet confidence.
A way to free yourself from expectations.
A way to become the person he created you to be.
A way to learn his unforced rhythms of grace.
Do you breathe a sigh of hope when you hear this holy and gentle invitation from Jesus? “Come to me… Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”
If so, then you are ready to accept his offer to recover and renew your life. Start your journey today.
This simply delightful story from watercolor artist Emily Lex encourages children (ages 4-8) to become exactly who God created them to be, living freely and lightly for Him.
“The birds sang their songs and the bees buzzed and the sweet scent of wildflowers filled the air. And Audrey and her friends twirled with all their hearts, freely and lightly, just the way God made them.”
Each of us have been exquisitely designed by God to receive his love and reflect it in our own one-of-a-kind, never-ever-to-be-duplicated way. Help your children celebrate their specialness as you share this sweet story about a girl who discovers the truth of who God made her to be, with a little help from her adorable animal friends.
Featuring original writing and watercolors from popular author and artist Emily Lex, Twirl is sure to become a family reading time favorite and a great way to dive in to deeper conversations with your kids about their unique place in God’s creation.
My Creative Year 365
In your busy life, do you often find your creative energy sapped?
Do you wish you could do something simple each day to reignite that mental spark, that unique artistic flair you know is hiding inside you?
Now, you can enjoy a full year's worth of easy, engaging activities in this interactive journal designed to sharpen your mind and uplift your soul. These incredibly creative mini-adventures will help you expand your skills, explore new levels of endeavor, and embrace fresh challenges.
Along the way, you'll encounter a variety of whimsical illustrations, from beautiful botanicals to cute and curious critters, as well as Bible verses to enlighten and inspire.
Every day, in every way, celebrate the one-of-a-kind talents and abilities God has given you and reclaim the joy of the creative life!
Two books in one: Decorating and Organizing
Home decorator extraordinaire Melissa Michaels, creator of the award-winning blog The Inspired Room, shares over 600 of her best organizing and decorating tips to help you bring more order and beauty to your home.
Your home should be a sanctuary, a place where your family feels welcomed, comfortable, and loved. How do your transform your spaces into places that inspire? Organizing and decorating are great places to start.
Simply Home is a unique 2-in-1 resource that offers you hundreds of affordable, achievable ideas on how to declutter, optimize your space, embrace your style, and make a home that works for your family. Start with Melissa’s tips on organizing and then flip the book over for help with decorating your newly organized spaces.
Start creating your sanctuary today.
Much more than a how-to flower gardening book (though you will learn how to), Garden Maker is for those who want to grow beautiful things that reflect the glory and majesty of the Creator and bring a little bit of heaven down to earth.
From the beginning God made a garden, so it’s no surprise if you feel closer to Him with your hands in the dirt and the sun on your back. There is something profoundly soul-satisfying about creating and cultivating beauty. If you long to experience more splendor in your life, you can grow some of your very own.
Join kindred spirit Christie Purifoy as she helps you unearth the simple delights of growing garden flowers, from preparing and planning to creating beautiful bouquets and other arrangements. Lavishly photographed and lovingly written, this all-seasons guide invites you to discover the innumerable joys and wonders to be found in the flower garden.
The Gift of Home
Home decor expert Bre Doucette invites you to explore the possibilities in every space of the place you call home. Bre reveals the secrets to loving where you live right now, while you implement fresh ideas that add beauty and purpose to every room.
When you look around your home, what do you see? Imperfections and disappointments around every corner, or a blank canvas just waiting for your creative brushstrokes?
Bre Doucette is here to help you break free from your decorating disillusionment with expert advice on how to view your home from a new perspective, overcome the obstacles that keep you from trying new ideas, and be happy in the here and now as you transform your spaces into places filled with warmth, joy, and love.
Room by room, Bre will share her expertise and encouragement with you, so you can see your home the way it was intended—as a gift for you and your loved ones to enjoy.
Shape your wedding into a beautiful occasion that goes beyond the look, to one that shares your story.
An inspiring book–meets–planning tool brimming with realistic tips and beautiful imagery. Storied Weddings encourages you to examine your tastes, family history, hobbies, styles, and other bits and pieces of your story to weave into your wedding celebration, your storied wedding.
Filled with wedding florals, venues, cocktail recipes, bouquet recipes, table setting ideas, color pairings, and more, the book also features charming stories from past couples, real wedding images, and insightful pro tips throughout. A thoughtful Q&A brings a spark to the process—incorporating these questions will encourage couples to really personalize every detail—to bring to life your vision for a timeless celebration that is perfectly you.
With fifteen years of planning and designing weddings and celebrations, Nick and Aleah Valley are known as industry leaders who happily share their knowledge and creativity. Their work has been published in Brides Magazine, Sunset Magazine, Better Homes & Gardens, Style Me Pretty, and more.