Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Priceless Weddings for Under $5,000 (Revised Edition) by Kathleen Kennedy

 Priceless Weddings for Under $5,000 (Revised Edition)
by Kathleen Kennedy gave a lot of practical advice. It would be a great addition to your collection when planning your wedding, being the maid of honor, or maybe even the groom. This book was originally published 10 years ago (I think), but it definitely had current trends from 2015 aka cake pops and cup cakes.

The book focused on a variety of vendors covering caterers, florists, halls, photographers, videographers, djs, photobooths, and more.

Now we had a much larger budget for our wedding, but the concepts in this book definitely helped put things in perspective and help us refocus our efforts on what was more important to us which was a great time and remembering that day forever.

I really liked the example stories and budget breakdowns that were offered throughout the book.

·         All-new chapters on envisioning your ideal event as well as using online resources and apps to find the most creative options and the best deals
·         A questionnaire to help you decide—as a couple—on your top priorities for the day
·         Strategies for making—and keeping to—a budget
·         Dozens of unexpected ideas for booking a low-cost venue
·         Tactics for negotiating with caterers, florists, musicians, and photographers
·         Advice on which elements you can DIY to save thousands (without risking your sanity)
·         Menu plans, recipes, and many other low-cost alternatives for the food and drinks
·         Tips for finding stylish attire at a fraction of the cost
·         Real-life couples’ wedding stories, including complete budget breakdowns

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

B4B Super Foods Every Day

I requested this book for my sister who is a total health nut foodie. She's the person that substitutes honey for sugar, uses whole wheat flower, and finds creative ways with cauliflower to make bread.

The title of book is what originally drew me, Super Foods Every Day, along with the very vivid and bright colors of the food on the cover.

The book is gorgeous.

It has pictures of the food before prep and making the meal on the left, and then it has the final product pictures on the right. I haven't seen this very often when skimming through cook books, but it is a feature that should not be overlooked.

The recipes are good!

I don't say this lightly. I like eating sugar and things that really taste good, so I was pleasantly surprised to find the first 2 meals we had, are delicious!

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.