Friday, December 19, 2014

Whose Christmas Tree is That?

Merry Christmas!!!!

Want 20 Books to Find Your Mailbox?

Here's how!
Below are the names of some of our Love Inspired Authors.  Next to those names are clues.

Under the names, you'll find the most beautiful trees (indoor and out) that grace the homes of Love Inspired Authors.

Throughout the day, the authors might be stopping by to give a few more.

In the comment section, simply number 1 - 22, write the name of the author by their tree's number, and post.

At 10:00 p.m. Mountain Time, we'll look to see who got them all right first or who got the most right first.

The winner gets a book (or two) from almost every participating author.

Jean C. Gordon - Small Packages 
Margaret Daley - The First Noel 
Pamela Tracy - There will always be a Christmas train.
Danica Favorite - Ornaments by Kids
Terri Reed - Hallmark Kind of Christmas
Deb Kastner - Angels We Have Heard on High 
Winnie Griggs - Booklover's Christmas 
Janet Lee Barton - Cranberries and Santa
Mindy Obenhaus - Traditions and Vacations
Jolene Navarro - The Reason for the Season 
Merrillee Whren - Dated Ornament
Louise M. Gouge - Birds of a Feather 
Terri Wilson - Doggy Themed
Barbara Phinney - Wicker Wonderland
Lacy Williams - Kid Decorated: Most Ornaments 3 Feet and Below
Rhonda Gibson - Tea Party
Sandra Orchard - Too Snowed Under With Deadlines to Decorate
Lenora Worth - Let There Be Peace on Earth
Sherri Shackleford - When I Grow Up, I Want to be a Christmas Tree 
Missy Tippens - Flying Angel 
Keli Gwyn - German-style Christmas
Debby Guisti - A Pretty Reflection


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44 comments:

Pamela Tracy said...

Pamela Tracy here with the first extra clue.

My tree is not themed. Most of the ornaments came from my days as an elementary school teacher. My students liked to give ornaments, both store bought and home made.

By the way, I do like clutter.

Sherri Shackelford said...

I'll give you a hint: My Christmas tree is actually a Christmas cactus (pretty good hint, right?) I'd love to send someone a copy of The Engagement Bargain...

Rhonda Gibson said...

Here's a hint from me: Not only do we enjoy tea at my house but we also like a little cake every now and again.

Missy Tippens said...

What fun! Can't wait to see if anyone gets it right. :)

Since there are so many angels, here's an additional hint for me: there's a mirror nearby.

Jolene Navarro said...

Our first Christmas as a married couple my husband gave me an angel tree topper..every year after that my mother and some of my students have me angel ornaments. ... so my tree looks themed but it is really full of special memories.

Louise M. Gouge said...

Somehow we manage to celebrate Christmas here in Florida without a flake of snow.

Janet Lee Barton said...
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Janet Lee Barton said...

And my tree has more to do with grandchildren than what is on it, and it's full of wonderful memories for them and us.

Merrillee said...

Mine has an angel on the top and a train on the bottom.

Sally Shupe said...

I saw this shared on facebook and had to join in! Here's my attempt at guessing the trees. I was confused because it said 1-20 but there are 22 trees. I went through and put the ones I was pretty sure about, but then had to guess for the rest, and ended up with some obvious so not rights lol. I couldn't find anywhere tree 17 fit and tree 8 I picked for a couple of guesses. It finally came down to what was left over. This was a lot of fun and I enjoyed seeing all the trees. Especially loved the snow covered tree. I love snow!
1. Sherri Shackleford
2. Louise M Gouge
3. Merrillee Whren
4. Lenora Worth
5. Deb Kastner
6. Danica Favorite
7. Janet Lee Barton
8. Jean C Gordon
9. Mindy Obenhaus
10. Margaret Daley
11. Jolene Navarro
12. Barbara Phinney
13. Terri Wilson
14. Rhonda Gibson
15. Missy Tippens
16. Sandra Orchard
17. Lacy Williams
18. Winnie Griggs
19. Terri Reed
20. Keli Gwyn
21. Pamela Tracy
22. Debby Guisti

Margaret Daley said...

In my tree I have a NOEL ornament.

Margaret

Teri Wilson, author said...

Eveyone probably knows how much I love dogs. I have a dog character in every book I write. (Although right now I'm mixing things up and in my current manuscript the heroine has a kitten. gasp!)

One year, in addition to our big Christmas tree where we hang all of our traditional and sentimental ornaments, I decided to have a tiny tree for our dogs. It was only a foot tall, and it had all doggy ornaments on it. I had a Christmas party that year, and after people saw my little doggy tree, I started getting dog ornaments as gifts. Now I have so many that the doggy tree has grown into another full-sized tree. It's in our den and our other big tree is in the living room. I tried to convince my husband this year that I need a pink 5-foot tree with cupcake ornaments in my writing room, but he's not buying it. Merry Christmas!! xo

Beth Gillihan said...

Well, here goes. This was fun! Thanks!
1. Sherri Shackleford
2.Louise M Gouge
3.Merrillee Whren
4.Missy Tippens
5.Mindy Obenhaus
6.Danica Favorite
7.Janet Lee Barton
8.Deb Kastner
9.Jean C Gordon
10. Margaret Daley
11.Winnie Griggs
12.Barbara Phinney
13.Terri Wilson
14.Rhonda Gibson
15.Lenora Worth
16.Sandra Orchard
17.Keli Gwyn
18.Terri Reed
19.Lacy Williams
20.Jolene Navarro
21.Pamela Tracy
22. Debbie Guisti

Deanna Stevens said...

Merry Christmas :)
1 Sherri Shackelford
2 Louise M Gouge
3 Merrillee Whren
4Lenora Worth
5 Mindy Obenhaus
6Danica Favorite
7 Janet Lee Barton
8 Jean C. Gordon
9 Winnie Griggs
10 Margaret Daley
11 Jolene Navarro
12 Barbara Phinney
13Terri Wilson
14 Rhonda Gibson
15 Missy Tippens
16Sandra Orchard
17Keli Gwyn
18Terri Reed
19 Lacy Williams
20Keli Gwyn
21Pamela Tracy
22 Debby Guisti
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Deb Kastner said...

Lots of angels, so another clue...Garland of red, curtain of white, and lights that are bright, bright, bright!

Winnie Griggs said...

Another hint for my tree - my fondness for Winnie-The-Pooh is showing through...

Terri Reed said...
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Terri Reed said...

My next clue, every Christmas my in-laws send my children a gift to be opened as soon as they receive it.
To see a picture of the two ornaments go to :
www.terrireed.com

Mindy Obenhaus said...

I love green and red wrapping paper.

Britney Adams said...
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Pamela Tracy said...

Howdy All,
Wow, what a showing :)
So far, the most commonly missed tree is number four, with number seventeen coming in next. She's even given you permission to go to her website and see two of her ornaments.
The person who sent number four has come on with a clue here in the comments.
I'd go look :)

Pamela Tracy said...

BTW, everyone has found Pamela Tracy's train!!!!!

What can I say, I have a nine year old son.

Keli Gwyn said...

This is such fun! I love seeing all the trees.

Christmas will be different for Gwynly and me this year. Our gal is working over in Austria and will be spending her vacation with in France with friends she made while working there last year.

Adriana got to make a trip to Nürnberg, Germany last week, the city where she was born, and was able to experience the famous Christkindlesmarkt (Christmas market) held there. I asked her to pick up some decorations to add to our collection, which she did. Can't wait to see them.

There's a huge clue in my comment for those seeking them. :-)

Keli Gwyn said...

Oops. I forgot to mention that most of our German decorations are wooden, like the lovely Holy Family figures that sit on our coffee table. We bought the two figures from the woodcarver himself in the town of Oberammergau, Germany where the Passion Play takes place.

Now you really do have a clue!

Missy Tippens said...

Well, Deb made her extra clue RHYME, so I feel like a slouch. LOL

:)

Britney Adams said...

This was so much fun and I loved seeing everyone's beautiful tree! Thank you for the fantastic giveaway!! Merry Christmas!

texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

I've moved a couple of names around. :)

1. Sherri Shackleford
2. Louise M. Gouge
3. Merrilee Whren
4. Terri Reed
5. Deb Kastner
6. Danica Favorite
7. Janet Lee Barton
8. Jean C. Gordon
9. Mindy Obenhaus
10. Margaret Daley
11. Jolene Navarro
12. Barbara Phinney
13. Terri Wilson
14. Rhonda Gibson
15. Missy Tippens
16. Sandra Orchard
17. Lenora Worth
18. Winnie Griggs
19. Lacy Williams
20. Keli Gwyn
21. Pamela Tracy
22. Debby Guisti

Jean C. Gordon said...

I've been at the office all day without access to the blog. Looks like my clue was pretty telling, but here's another:

Star light, Star bright.

Good luck.

Debby Giusti said...

Looks like everyone's working hard at matching the clues to the trees!

I'll add another one: Twinkle, twinkle!

Melanie Pike said...

Wow, this was harder than I thought it would be...but fun, too. :)

Here are my guesses:

1 – Sherri Shackleford
2 – Debby Guisti
3 – Merrillee Whren
4 – Terri Reed
5 – Deb Kastner
6 – Lacy Williams
7 – Janet Lee Barton
8 – Jean C. Gordon
9 – Mindy Obenhaus
10 – Margaret Daley
11 – Jolene Navarro
12 – Barbara Phinney
13 – Terri Wilson
14 – Rhonda Gibson
15 – Missy Tippens
16 – Sandra Orchard
17 – Lenora Worth
18 – Winnie Griggs
19 – Danica Favorite
20 – Keli Gwyn
21 – Pamela Tracy
22 – Louise M. Gouge

Dawn Leonard said...

These were harder than I thought they would be. Sorry ladies but some clues didn't help. There were also at least 2 give-aways (not in the clues) that I think were unintentional.)
Here's my guesses:
1 Sherri Shackleford
2 Louise M. Gouge
3 Merrillee Whren
4 Terri Reed
5 Deb Kastner
6 Danica Favorite
7 Janet Lee Barton
8 Jean C Gordon
9 Mindy Obenhaus
10 Margaret Daley
11 Jolene Navarro
12 Barbara Phinney
13 Terri Wilson
14 Rhonda Gibson
15 Missy Tippens
16 Sandra Orchard
17 Lenora Worth
18 Winnie Griggs
19 Lacy Williams
20 Keli Gwyn
21 Pamela Tracy
22 Debby Guisti

Thanks for having this contest! It was fun.

Dawn Leonard said...

Dear Authors,
You have no idea how much I want to win this contest. However, as I noted in my entry, there were some (I think) unintentional giveaways. In going back through now, I saw more and I don't know how many of those I unconsciously may have seen in matching up the trees. So basically I may have cheated without trying to by noticing things the creators missed. So please don't pick me as the winner. :( Merry Christmas!

Lenora said...

My hint has to do with taking the TIME to be still and find peace in your heart, no matter what you might be dealing with in life :)

Missy Tippens said...

Dawn, you didn't cheat at all! We were trying to throw out clues to help since it's so difficult. :)

Sherri Shackelford said...

We have some good guessers :)

Dana McNeely said...

I wrote 1 to 22 on a yellow pad, read all the clues, read some of the guesses, and was overwhelmed with all of it. I give up without a fight! I hope one of you good guessers wins! :)

Dawn Leonard said...

Thanks to several authors who have commented to me privately and made me feel better about this. If a winner has not been picked yet, I'd like to toss my entry back into the contest because I do really want to win this. The authors who contacted me were right - I didn't cheat - those unintentional giveaways are there for everyone to see and they don't give all the trees away just a few. Merry Christmas everyone!

Dawn Nicol said...

Yikes! I didn't realize how much time this would take! Hope I am right and not toooo late.
1 Sherri Shackleford - When I Grow Up, I Want to be a Christmas Tree
2 Louise M. Gouge - Birds of a Feather
3 Merrilee Whren – Dated Ornament
4 Terri Reed - Hallmark Kind of Christmas
5 Deb Kastner - Angels We Have Heard on High
6 Danica Favorite - Ornaments by Kids
7 Janet Lee Barton - Cranberries and Santa
8 Jean C. Gordon - Small Packages
9 Mindy Obenhaus - Traditions and Vacations
10 Margaret Daley - The First Noel
11 Jolene Navarro - The Reason for the Season
12 Barbara Phinney - Wicker Wonderland
13 Terri Wilson - Doggy Themed
14 Rhonda Gibson - Tea Party
15 Missy Tippens - Flying Angel
16 Sandra Orchard - Too Snowed Under With Deadlines to Decorate
17 Lenora Worth - Let There Be Peace on Earth
18 Winnie Griggs - Booklover's Christmas
19 Lacy Williams - Kid Decorated: Most Ornaments 3 Feet and Below
20 Keli Gwyn - German-style Christmas
21 Pamela Tracy - There will always be a Christmas train.
22 Debby Guisti - A Pretty Reflection

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Deanna Stevens said...

1 Sherri Shackelford
2 Louise M. Gouge
3Merrillee Whren
4Terri Reed
5Deb Kastner
6Danica Favorite
7 Janet Lee Barton
8 Jean C. Gordon
9Mindy Obenhaus
10Margaret Daley
11Jolene Navarro
12Barbara Phinney
13Terri Wilson
14 Rhonda Gibson
15 Missy Tippens
16Sandra Orchard
17Lenora Worth
18Winnie Griggs
19Lacy Williams
20Keli Gwyn
21 Pamela Tracy
22 Debby Guisti

Pamela Tracy said...

Howdy All,
Brittney got them correct first :)
And Kudos to all who used clues. Brittney, major congrats

Lenora said...

Congratulations, Brittney!!!!

Britney Adams said...

Thank you all so much!! I am so very excited and look forward to the wonderful reading ahead! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all!! Thank you again!

Mindy Obenhaus said...

Congratulations, Britney!

Dawn Leonard said...

Congrats Britney! Enjoy!