Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Great Christmas Tree Tour: Cheryl St.John - DRAWING

TODAY I'M HOLDING A DRAWING FOR A COPY OF MY NEW JANUARY RELEASE

We have several artificial trees in the storage room--all shapes and sizes. There are stacks of containers filled with ornaments. I can decorate with six different themes. 

But alas, I went to Home Depot for screws and came out with a real tree. My husband looked at me as I was carrying it in from the garage like I'd lost my mind.



The rest of Saturday I let it fall out standing on the kitchen island. Sunday evening I decided to decorate it, but still I didn't go to the storage room. Instead I searched drawers and shelves in my kitchen, grabbed a ball of twine and let the needles fall where they may. I'd forgotten how prickly those needles are!
 
So, here is my kitchen tree, filled with vintage kitchen tools and small pitchers, cookie cutters, oil cruets, etc..


Check out the books I have coming soon:


COMING IN DECEMBER - an ebook release!

             STOWAWAY ANGEL

Charlie McGraw never should have bought the angel book for his precocious daughter. Because then Meredith wouldn't be convinced that getting a new mommy was as simple as having an "angel" sprinkle him with her "miracle dust." And she never would have believed the beautiful blond-haired woman who drove a truck called the "Silver Angel" was some treetop angel come to life.

Starla Richards was no angel. But try telling that to a five-year-old who was so starved for a mother's love that she'd stowed away on Starla's rig. Or convincing herself that miracles just didn't happen to ordinary people when Starla found herself snowbound with a handsome, caring widower and his adorable daughter….

Revised for the Heartwarming line from a previous SIM edition, Charlie's Angels

COMING IN JANUARY
available in print or Kindle
                                                               
                
                         
                 COLORADO COURTSHIP

If Violet Kristofferson had known that her new employer was the town undertaker, she might never have come to Carson Springs as his cook. Yet she needs a fresh start away from scandal. And Ben Charles’s unflinching faith could be her path to something truly precious—a new family.


AND NOW THE DRAWING:
Leave a comment and your email address to be entered in the drawing for a copy of COLORADO COURTSHIP in either Kindle or print. Please indicate in your comment if you'd like a print edition or the Kindle version. I'll put your name in Santa's hat and draw a winner this evening.

Oh, and please SHARE this post on Facebook or Twitter while you're here. Thank you! 
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54 comments:

  1. I love it! My kitchen tree is easier (just put a trash bag over it and put it away) but not nearly as inventive or kitcheny.

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  2. Thanks, Liz. The trash bag idea is tempting...

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  3. Your tree is beautiful and very creative! Looking at your tree gives me ideas of the things that I could use around my house to decorate my tree. We have yet to put up our tree and hope to do so soon. Thanks for the inspiration. And if I win--I would love the Kindle version!

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  4. Hi Dee Ann! Glad to help out with inspiration.

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  5. Your tree looks cute! I wish you a merry holiday. Thanks for giveaway. I would like print version when available.

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  6. I totally adore the tree it looks so awesome and it is a fun and fresh new idea for Christmas well done ! Thank you so much for the giveaway your very good to us ! I would adore a print copy please !

    Happy Holidays

    Desere

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    1. I am so sorry I forgot my email address desere_steenberg(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  7. Hi Cheryl:

    Well, I've commented twice and it hasn't gone through. I'll try again and forgive me if you get this multiple times!! :-)

    I love your little tree. I've always admired your decorating, I remember you once promising to help me decorate our house and then we all moved!!!

    Could I be put in the drawing for a print edition?
    dbqueen5@yahoo.com

    Love ya Cheryl,

    Betsy

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    1. Thanks fr sticking with it, Betsy! Yours was the first Christmas card we received in the mail--as usual. I think only once has someone beat you to it.

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  8. I love the tree. Something different. I love the kitchen utencil's. Where did you get the ornaments. That would be a cool tree for a restaurant, bed-n-breakfast, or a cafe. I would love to read this book. I would love either the print or kindle. Print would be first choice. Thanks for the giveaway.
    christinebails at yahoo dot com

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    1. Chris, they are all things I had in my kitchen, either on the walls or in shelves. I collect a lot of vintage items.

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  9. Hi Sue! Thanks for stopping by.

    Desere, you are so sweet. xoxo

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  10. I love real trees because of the pine smell that it gives the house.
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

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  11. Cheryl,
    Would love to have a Kindle version of the book!
    Love your kitchen tree! Wish I had room on my counter.
    Juanita Rice
    nanarogue@comcast.net

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    1. I wouldn't have room if this wasn't the end of the kitchen we added onto. One side of the kitchen used to be the dining room, but we made it one big room. That whole end is made to look like a big china cabinet.

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  12. Hi, Cheryl! Your tree is lovely. Very ingenious of you to decorate it that way. I would love to win COLORADO COURTSHIP in a print copy, please.

    kscathy AT yahoo DOT com

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  13. Cheryl,
    What a really neat idea! Love your kitchen tree!!

    Print edition would be my first choice if I were to win the drawing. Good luck to everyone who enters.

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  14. Hope you enjoy the holidays this year. If I win, I'd like the print edition. mofrei@msn.com

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  15. Oh my gosh I love your kitchen tree..how adorable!

    I would love the written edition of your book!

    Blessings,
    Gert

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  16. Cheryl, I didn't realize your tree tour had started already. Love your kitchen tree--only someone as creative as you would think of it! Cute, cute!

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    1. Thanks, Pam! Yep, it starts the day after Thanksgiving and runs until Christmas day. xoxo

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  17. I'd like the print version if I win. Your tree looks great.

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  18. Beautiful tree! I've always wanted to put up trees in more than one room in the house. Please include me in the drawing for Colorado Courtship in a Kindle version.
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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  19. That is so cute I can't stand it.
    I could do this, Cheryl. In fact I AM DOING IT! Do You Hear Me!!! I MEAN IT!!!!!!
    LOOK OUT WORLD!!!!!

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  20. Print copy, please! I have to say Cheryl this is one of the most imaginative and pretty trees I have ever seen. I'm so jealous.. Thanks for the giveaway.


    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

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  21. I would love to be entered.

    I wish you and Debra had contacted me in enough time for me to feature the book on my blog when it came out, but I'm booked solid in January.

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    1. Would love to enter you, Lena! Thanks for stopping by! Catch you next time.

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  22. I love your kitchen Christmas tree. That's such a creative idea. The child on your stowaway book is darling, and you undertaker story sounds like a fun one.

    But I can't imagine decorating six tree. Just doing one big one and decorating my living room was enough for me.

    Merry Christmas!

    Vickie

    fictionfan1 [at} cox {dot} net

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    1. Vickie, I can remember a time when I did four or five trees just for my own house. We've since downsized and that's impossible now. But I know what you mean.

      Today I washed and switched out all the dishes, cups etc in my hutch and cupboard so they're all Christmas dishes now. I'm a little crazy like that.

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  23. Oops, I forgot to say that I prefer a print copy if I win. Thanks!

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  24. I love the cover, Cheryl! It looks "refreshing"! Your kitchen Christmas tree is a cute and clever idea. I like different kinds of ideas around the holidays. I would like either type of your book. I have an iPad so I could take the Kindle version, which I'm just getting used to but I always adore print versions of books!
    Valri westernaz@msn.com

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  25. Cheryl you have out done yourself with the kitchen tree I love it. Wow what an imagination you have. I can't wait to read your next book I have been waiting for one I love them all so much. I would love a Kindle version.

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  26. Hi Love, Love, Love the Kitchen Gadget tree!! What a novel idea!
    Congrats on Heartwarming and on your new January release too!!

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  27. The kitchen tree is adorable! I'd love to win COLORADO COURTSHIP as a print book. You and Debra Ullrick are both favorite writers of mine.

    Marcy Shuler
    bmndshuler(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  28. Good job, Cheryl! That tree is cute and appropriate for a kitchen tree!

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  29. I love the tree! I'd love to win a print copy of your new book coming out.
    Cathy
    cathyann40@Yahoo.com

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  30. Love the kitchen Christmas Tree, love the way you have individualized(Is that a word?) the tree to the area!

    Pat Cochran
    p-cochran@juno.com

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  31. The kitchen tree is so adorable and creative! I always look forward to seeing your trees and others on your blog this time of year. :)

    Happy Holidays,
    Cheryl Martinelli

    CAMWriter@aol.com
    kindle version

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  32. Cheryl, I love your Kitchen Tree. It is so like what many probably did in the past with they could not just 'go to the store'. One year we put nothing but card recieved on our tree and we loved it.

    Connie Lorenz
    lorenzc@huntel.net

    Kindle version.

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  33. Cheryl, I love your tree. Real trees smell wonderful, but I'm allergic to them, so it's artificial for me.

    I would love to be entered in the drawing for a print copy of your new book. My e-mail address is: bpeacock2518(at)att(dot)net.

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  34. hi cheryl, its a very lovely cute christmas tree. and please count me in the drawing. love to win your book in paperback.

    my email sisilia83athotmaildotcom.

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  35. I hope I'm not too late to enter, it's still evening isn't it, lol?

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

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  36. would like to be put in drawing,my email is k527@msn.com

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  37. Time to draw for a winner! All of your names are in the Santa hat!

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  38. always love your tree tour. thanks for chance to win the book

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  39. I missed the drawing yesterday but am stealing the tree idea!

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  40. Hey, Abi!

    Go for it Julie. Send me a pic if you decorate one.

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  41. I would love to win,Enter me!!
    Thanks for the giveaway and God Bless!!
    Sarah Richmond
    sarahrichmond.12@gmail.com

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  42. Very clever tree, Cheryl. I love it.
    charraddon@pobox.com

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  43. Okay, it's official - Cheryl can decorate beautifully with anything that comes to hand. Love your kitchen tree, Cheryl!

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