Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Happy Anniversary Tales of the Traveling Tote and a Fabulous Giveaway




Happy Anniversary to The Tales of The Traveling Totes 

Celebrating five years of friendship, this group of bloggers came together through our kinship of collecting MacKenzie-Childs. It all began with the MacKenzie-Childs Courtly Check tote. All of us in our group have this tote and this is the foundation of the group. Whether it's travel, around town or everyday errands we share where we have been with our totes.




Little did we know until our organizer, Patti at Pandora's Box sent out an email explaining Santa (MacKenzie-Childs) would be delivering a surprise gift via UPS. Gifts to this little group of blogger friends. So what did MacKenzie-Childs gift us? 




New totes of course! Designed especially for each of us by the design team at MacKenzie-Childs. They used our blogs to learn a little about us and our personalities and that is how they came up with a design for each of us. Imagine that!

How exciting it was to receive this surprise. A big box with a signature Courtly Check gift bag and personal note.























It was feeling a lot like Santa had made a delivery.  




A French look using this fabric was chosen for my tote. 





















The timing of this gift will always be associated with Christmas for me. My go-to tote for the holidays and holiday travel.


Miss Lulu 






Miss Lulu has come in handy helping me carry Christmas packages to put under the tree



The perfect tote to carry to Hilaritas (Greek word meaning to Live Joyfully) in December. It was a joyful event indeed. 




Of course Lulu wanted to see Santa. Mrs. Clause was taking a break so she hopped right into her vacant chair




A beautiful gift for Christmas. Thank you designers and MacKenzie-Childs! 

Now for the fabulous giveaway. The MacKenzie-Childs design team designed a tote just for you! Yes, for one lucky reader you will receive a one-of-a-kind design from MacKenzie-Childs. All you need to do is leave a comment, one or even more  to be chosen to go into the main drawing. Good luck!

One lucky winner will win this beautiful one-of-a-kind MacKenzie-Childs tote

Thank you for your visit, I hope you will leave a comment so I know you were here. And, for a chance to win this exciting gift.

Please visit the other members and comment for another chance to win.


Debbie with Miss Tassie @ Mountain Breaths
Emily with Miss Lulu @ The French Hutch
Patti with Miss Tizzy@ Pandora's Box
Jenna with Miss  Hello Gorgeous @ The Painted Apron
Linda P with Miss Gigi @ Life and Linda
Rita with Miss Penny @ Panoply
Sarah with Miss  Poppy @ Hyacinths for the Soul
Jackie with Miss Pansy @ Purple Chocolat Home  
Ricki Jill with Miss Square Peggy @The Sketchy Reader
Cherry Kay with Miss Waverly  @ Entertaining Women


Join us March 1 for our next adventure


41 comments:

  1. Your tote is so pretty - hope it takes you on lots of adventures this year! BTW, your Christmas ornaments are lovely!!

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  2. Your tote is perfect for you, Emily, and how generous of MKC to gift all of you, and also for the giveaway for some lucky winner!!

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  3. Miss Lulu is gorgeous! How exciting to have a special design just for you. I hope you enjoy many travels with her!

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  4. Oh Emily, you explained our group and this experience so perfectly! It still feels like a moment of magic to me, and oh how I love my new tote! I cherish the friendships I've made through our special group and I have you to thank for that! Your photographs are beautiful and I can't believe you went to see Santa!! I love the Greek Hilaritas, how cute is that!! The pic of you by the tree is beautiful! I hope we can get together for an adventure soon!
    ❤️ Jenna

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  5. Beautiful gift! A real treasure for sure.

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  6. Emily, what a charming post. Miss Lulu is gorgeous, so fun and colorful. You and Miss Lulu look so fabulous on the carousel. How special for Miss Lulu to visit with Santa. Enjoy your travels with your new tote and of course Miss Courtney Childs.

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  7. The tote looks perfect with the holiday décor. The merri-go-round is such the perfect setting for the tote and the fact that the totes go round the world to collect that something special.

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  8. Lulu is beautiful as is your blog! I had to come take a peek at my friend Debbie's Traveling Bag buddies bags. What a fabulous surprise you all received!

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  9. Karen G. says....

    What a special treat and surprise...and so generous! Enjoy your new tote and happy travels!

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  10. Miss Lulu looks right at home in Mrs. Claus's chair....and what a lovely gift she is! I think your tote goes perfectly with you and your blog. I do love her! And I think it's neat that you've already taken her out on a few adventures.

    I'm still so touched by how the ladies did such an amazing job designing our totes. What lovely gifts for us! Patti is a wonderful promoter of us and of the MacKenzie-Childs brand. :D

    I hope to see you soon, Sweet Friend!!!

    xo,
    RJ

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  11. Love this ! Love her name! and I would love to have one of my own! I follow Jackie at Purple Chocolate home. Matt621hew@yahoo.com

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  12. I imagine your surprise when you received your luscious tote. Thank you for the opportunity to win! rush88888 at gmail dot com

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  13. Great name for your special gift...enjoy!

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  14. Miss Lulu----such vibrancy!!! She looks wonderful on your blog and with your decor and personality. I know you will have many happy and exciting travels. Thank you for so much for the chance to win.

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  15. Such a beautiful bag and great name! Thanks for this great giveaway.

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  16. Wow what a pretty bag! Love that they were designed for each of you personally!

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  17. Emily, your bag is beautiful like you. Miss Lulu is going to be spoiled traveling around with you. I just bet she will love the beach trips and no doubt, visiting NYC in December. Like you, I'm very appreciative of the friendships that a love of MacKenzie-Chids has created among those of us passionate about the brand. They are a generous and very special company.

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  18. Your bag is gorgeous, just my style LOL
    I was way to late years ago to purchase your traveling tote in the courtney check which I have that pattern in my kitchen only
    They sure made those bags very well looking at your pictures

    great for you

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  19. Emily, your bag is beautiful! The floral looks like a watercolor. It's already sitting pretty, having a seat next to Santa. The staff at MKC truly sparked joy in all of us. Happy Anniversary to us!

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  20. That must have been so exciting!

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  21. Miss Lulu is so perfect for you dear Emily. I’m so impressed with each tote and the fabric that was chosen to reflect our individual tastes and personalities. I know Miss Lulu is in good company and there are will be many outings together. Happy and healthy travels to you!

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  22. Such a wonderful story and I really liked your picture in Mrs. Claus' chair!

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  23. Happy New Year Emily! I know you girls were so thrilled to receive a custom MKC tote for your 5 year anniversary. Lulu is sitting pretty in Mrs. Claus’s chair. :) I love that the Alabama chapter of the TT gets together to celebrate with a carousel ride too. Wishing you safe and happy travels with your tote in 2020!

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  24. Absolument superbe ce sac, quelle jolie surprise tu as eue Emily. C'est en effet un joli souvenir de Noël.
    Bon week-end à venir, bisous de Bretagne.
    Lylou

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  25. How nice for each of you to receive a tote from MKC.

    Thanks to you all for the give-away.

    Sheila

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  26. Congrats on being in the TTT group for 5 years. How awesome that MC made of a bag for each one of you in the group. I look forward to reading about more of your travels with your bags.

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  27. Beautiful totes! I follow all the TT blogs! Winning this giveaway would be so great.

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  28. Such wonderful surprises for al of you. I am a friend of Debbie’s-mountains breath and she “enabled” me into the tote! That’s what friends are for! I don’t have a blog...but do take my tote wherever I go. Thanks to you all for starting this and sharing your wonderful travels!

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  29. I do love a good tote! This one is a beauty. And what a fun thing to bring a little group of bloggers together! Happy 5th blogiversary!

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  30. Lovely story and wonderful of MC to do! I am a long time admirer of MC and would treasure this tote!

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  31. Your tote is lovely! And I'd love to be the winner of the special "giveaway" tote. Thanks.

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  32. Hello sweet Emily! Don't you love surprises that come in the mail? Your bag is a keeper - love the bright colors. Such a cute pic of you too! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!xx

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  33. Happy Anniversary! I've enjoyed all the adventures so far.
    Amalia
    xo

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  34. Hi Emily, happy anniversary on the traveling tote. The giveaway would be fabulous to win. I have two trips lined up for summer (Wyoming) and in the fall to (Greece) and would love for the tote to be part of my trips.

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  35. I am still pinching myself at this fun gift, and yours is just gorgeous! Wasn't it fun to have around Christmas too? I can't wait to see who wins! I adore the giveaway bag, and someone is going to be so lucky!

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  36. WOW! This is the coolest thing ever. I am a huge M-C fan. You must be over the moon!

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  37. How beautiful! I’m enjoying looking at all of your one-of-a-kind totes. What a wonderful day experience for all of you!
    Meganmanning3@gmail.com

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  38. This is truly special. It’s amazing that MC did this for you. And so great that you are sharing that chance to win with us.
    Meganmanning3@gmail.com

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  39. What a beautiful tote! I just loved reading your blog. TY!

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  40. Miss Lulu and you are perfect traveling partners!

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