Homespun Memories for the Heart

More Than 200 Ideas to Make Unforgettable Moments

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Easy, affordable ways to make and keep your favorite memories.

Homespun Memories for the Heart offers more than 200 inventive ideas and examples to help you make unforgettable moments, from growing sunflower playhouses to creating alphabet prayers and garden parties. You'll find:

- inventive gift ideas
- mouth-watering recipes people will want to gather around
- creative ways to observe holidays
- imaginative crafts for snow days and sleepovers

Plus, learn how to celebrate "just because" events like rainy days, road trips, bedtime, and book-reading--because even ordinary moments are enough reason to celebrate.


"A wonderful resource for families with lots of practical ideas on how to make special, life-long memories for your children."- Nancie Carmichael, author, Selah

"These girls have done it again! They've created the ultimate practical resource for making memories with your kids. Every child deserves to feel special and to learn how to celebrate life. This book gives you all the inspiration and practical help you need to be a fun, creative, memory-making mom!"- Jill Savage, executive director, Hearts at Home

"I'm a mom who struggles to keep up with my daughters who want to make a pile of crafts and memories for every holiday, so this book's a great help! When nothing occurs to me for marking a moment, I can find so many great ideas from these creative ladies. Thanks, Karen, Kelly, and Trish!"- Christine Dente, singer/songwriter, Out of the Grey

"Do you long to make wonderful memories with your children, surprise your family with thoughtful gifts, and create traditions that will last for generations? This is the book for you! Homespun Memories for the Heart shows us how to practically follow through on all of our best intentions and deepest desires as mothers."- Lisa Whelchel, best-selling author, Creative Correction and The Facts of Life and Other Lessons My Father Taught Me

"The beauty of this book is in how these women turn little things into big memories. In a stressful world that forgets how to celebrate the little things, this book gives a plan that every mother and grandmother needs-it's doable and easy to use!"- Susan Alexander Yates, author, 31 Days of Prayer for My Child and 31 Days of Payer for my Teen

"Homespun Memories for the Heart will help you turn any moment into a lifelong memory. This trio of authors share experiences as well as a plethora of mind-grabbing examples, recipes, and patterns. Perfect for the young mother!"- Donna Otto, ministry leader, author, Get More Done in Less Time

The Authors

  1. Karen Ehman

    Karen Ehman

    Karen Ehman ( is a New York Times bestselling author with Proverbs 31 Ministries as well as a writer for Encouragement for Today, an online devotional that reaches more than four million women daily. She has authored eighteen...

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  2. Kelly Hovermale

    Kelly Hovermale

    Karen Ehman, Kelly Hovermale, and Trish Smith started Homespun Gifts from the Heart workshops four years ago for churches and women's groups, including MOPS. Collectively, they've taught in public schools as well as homeschooled; contributed to...

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"Filled with stories, ideas, suggestions, recipes and copy pages, this book will help foster family unity through affordable and easy ways to create memories."--Family Ministries, Inc.

"Their easy-to-do suggestions include crafts, recipes, decorations, games and activities that range from prayer to parties to popcorn balls."--Ann Applegarth, Catholic Parent