Thursday, November 27, 2014

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


UPDATE: Brooke Bumgardner you are the winner of It's a Family Tradition. Please email me and let me know which Christmas ebook you would like!

I'm hosting Thanksgiving for my family this year. By family, I mean my family, my parents, my husband's parents, my sister's family, my brother in law's family, and some strays....

When I took on the challenge, I was pretty excited since this is only our second Thanksgiving in the new house, but the first time I have hosted in this house. 

Then. . .the requests started to come. I'm allergic to nuts. I'm allergic to gluten. I'm diabetic. I'm vegan. . . 

Man, oh, man....

Oh well. . .I'm just happy to be with family! 

Please remember I'm still collecting coloring books for Alyssa's Coloring For the Cause. 

Alyssa is the daughter of a friend of mine. When she was younger, she was in the hospital over Christmas and noticed the children didn't have their own coloring books. She asked Santa to bring each of them a coloring book, then decided she'd collect them. Every year her donation to Children's Hospital has grown.
If you want to donate, please mail them to me by December 15th.
Author Tonya Kappes
PO BOX 176488
Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017

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


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.