Tuesday, November 25, 2014

It's A Family Tradition Giveaway

My guys can tell you that I'm huge on tradition and keeping them going every year. I have always wondered the impact that it has has on my boys. If they get it? If tradition is important to them? After all, they are boys! 
Every Thanksgiving we build our gingerbread houses. 

This year my boys are 17, 17, and 15. I wasn't sure if they were too cool to make the houses. BUT....we went to the grocery for the Thanksgiving feast supplies and they grabbed the gingerbread house kits. I smiled and didn't say a word. I have peace that I have given them the warmth of traditions. 
Here is the houses we will be putting together. A Village! 

I'll be sure to post a picture!

What traditions have you started? Or been part of?

One lucky comment will receive an ebook of any of my Christmas short stories. If you have them already, I will gift them in your name to anyone you would like!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Here We Go Again

UPDATE ON WINNER FROM WINTER WONDERLAND POST: Candace Knight please email me, you can find my email in the about me tab, you mailing addy. 



Tell me about it!


Friday, November 21, 2014

FriYAY!

Even though I work at home and don't mind any day of the week, Friday still feels like so much fun! Happy Friday!


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Winter Wonderland

I know a lot of people got an insane amount of snow over the past few days. We got about four inches and I have to say that I love it.

I love living in Kentucky where we get all the seasons. The beauty of the snowfall really does make joy deep in my heart. I truly love it! 


This is a pond at my house. I love how the sky looks and the snow covers the tree. It's so pretty. Plus if it's this cold, I want snow.

Do you like snow? 

Leave a comment and I'll send a signed copy of The Ladybug Jinx to a lucky winner!


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Happily Ever After

Last week I received an email from a fellow author from my area, Jules Bennett. She asked me if I would give her my story of my HEA (happily ever after) for a blog she was doing along with her friend.

I'm always posting pictures of me and my husband, plus our blended family. I'm sure she's seen all the posts and knew we had a great story that was worth telling.

I was more than happy to give her the HEA. . .my HEA.

I won't bore you here *wink, wink* or make you sick to your stomach with all our sweetness. I'll leave it up to you to go visit the blog and read our story.

A REAL LIFE LOVE STORY: PARENTS FIND LOVE AT A DAYCARE


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Coloring for the Cause

It's that time of the year again  

Over the past few years, my friend's daughter has been collecting coloring books and crayons for Cincinnati's Children's Hospital. A few years ago she was in the ER over Christmas and noticed the children in the hospital had few coloring books and they had to share. 
She asked Santa to bring each and every patient a coloring book for Christmas and this is where is all began! 
Last year she collected over 3000! Please join me again this year by donating coloring books or crayons. Please mail them to me by December 15. OR you can Paypal me and I'll purchase them for you from the Dollar Store so you don't have to pay shipping. If you want to do the Paypal method, contact me through my About Me page and put Coloring Books in the subject line. 

Lets give every child at Children's Hospital in Cincinnati a coloring book of their own for Christmas!

Author Tonya Kappes
PO Box 176488
Ft. Mitchell, Ky 41017

*PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD*

Monday, November 17, 2014

Monday's Giveaway


UPDATE: I put up ONE of four Christmas trees and Kitty Kappes climbed it! Linda McDonald, you are the winner of the Team Tonya Tote! Please email me through my ABOUT ME page with Tote Winner in the subject line.


ORIGINAL POST:
The weekend was filled with all sorts of activities here! Plus we got four inches of snow which I love, love, love!

Can you guess what I did over the weekend?

1) I went to the bookstore and spent a lot of money on books having to do with Christmas.
2) I put up my Christmas tree and Kitty Kappes already found her way to the top, looking like the tree topper.
3) I'm hosting Thanksgiving for my family this year and I emailed them a side dish they could bring.

I will draw a random name from the correct guesses and you will win a Team Tonya Tote! (if you have one, you can give it as a gift)

Good luck!


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 xo