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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Tales of the Traveling Totes




Hello, dear friends.  I hope that you are having a wonderful week.  Today is Ash Wednesday and the first day of Lent, and I'm still trying to figure out what I'm going to give up.


About a year ago, my friend, Sarah from Hyacinths for the Soul asked me if I would be interested in joining the Tales of the Traveling Totes group.  I positively adore MacKenzie-Childs, and I asked her about what was involved in being a member of the group.




Patti from Pandora's Box started this group of lovely ladies a few years ago.  You can read about it here.

I was so excited, I felt like I was asked to sit at the cool table at lunch!  The only thing that I lacked was one thing... the MacKenzie-Childs tote. 

Well, lo and behold, with some heavy hints and constant direction, the Mister bought me an MC tote for Valentine's Day.  What a surprise!  Wink!  Wink!  I love the looks of it and it is large enough to carry my arsenal of miracle creams and makeup when I travel.  It is also large enough to camouflage a multitude of sins that reside in my hip area. 




Everyone is expected to name their tote, so I came up with the name Miss Daisy.  I've always loved the name Daisy, and the Mister vetoed the name for our  #1.  Driving Miss Daisy is also one of my all time favorite movies.  If you're too young to remember Driving Miss Daisy, I have two words for you:  I'm jealous.



Look how excited they look for their Mom.  
Anything new that comes into the house needs to be inspected and sniffed by our Security officers.


I have only been a member of the group for a couple of weeks, so I don't have any exciting adventures to share.  But, the other members have plenty to tell.  Stop over and visit them.


Patti, our Founder
Miss Kenzie


Sarah
Miss Merri Mac

Rita
Miss Luna

Emily
Miss Courtney Childs




Debbie
Miss Aurora




Jenna
Miss Coquille


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Here's the best news.  The group is sponsoring a give away of this gorgeous vase.  All you have to do is hop over to Sarah's blog, Hyacinths for the Soul, leave a comment, and you will be entered into a drawing for the vase.

Good luck, I hope that you win. 





Until next time...





 

 
 I knew this was coming!

Linking up with:
Share Your Cup

Katie Clooney
Katie Clooney

I'm Katie. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am an empty nester meandering through my middle-aged years while entangled in the never-ending process of renovating an antique home on the South Shore of Massachusetts. I love to write about books, movies, TV, celebrities, decorating, and weekend adventures. My favorite writing material is derived from my family: the Mister, my girls, #1 and #2, and my two untrainable, rambunctious pups, Chowdah and Chili.

25 comments:

  1. Welcome! We have so much fun with this and hope you do to. I was just telling my husband last night that I think I should give up buying MacKenzie-Childs items for Lent! Enjoy your week. xx

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  2. Welcome to the tribe, Katie and Miss Daisy! We are thrilled to have your company. I don't know about the cool table reference, but you certainly notched the image up by joining. I know you'll have lots of travels coming soon, and I look forward to reading about them. Happy March!
    Rita

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  3. Hi Katie! Your security officers are adorable! I too, have only had my tote a short time, and I can't imagine life without it now!! It is so comfortable to carry, and can hold so much stuff!! I am excited to be part of the cool table at lunch group, and wait to see where all our travels take us!!

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  4. Welcome to our group! I look forward to reading about your Tote Adventures in the future! Love your security guards and I imagine one of them could fit inside your tote! Happy Travels!

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  5. Well, that's just too cute and what a fun group. I do love some MC myself but do not own a single piece. Maybe I need to check out the tote. And, thanks to you and your recommendation of Linda, I have a new blog design. She was a jewel to work with.

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  6. Good morning Katie, so happy you are joining us for our TTT fun! Your mister does have superb taste for gifts! I've been enjoying your past travels and look forward to what you share with our tote fun. Love those cute pups, I know they are as sweet as they look........

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  7. Oh Katie, Daisy is Gorgeous( and Driving Miss Daisy is one of my favs too). I have a whole closet full of totes. I am thinking of getting rid of some of them. I have Matilda Jane, Scout, 31 and LL Bean. Why I thought I had to have them all when I do not travel much is a mystery. The Scout is my new favorite and I do take it to the Beach every summer. Matilda Jane holds some of my craft projects but the rest are pretty lonely. :)

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  8. Yes, I'm old enough to remember Driving Miss Daisy, and it remains a favorite. Love the name and am thrilled that the mister is a good listener and can take a hint. We are thrilled to have you join the group and look forward to the adventures you will share. I know Chow and Chile are eager to join in the fun too. I wish I could master the art of getting Sadie to pose for photos. You capture the best moments!
    As Mary @ Home is Where the Boat Is suggested, "Rabbit, rabbits" for the first day of March!

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  9. Cute tote! And I always love your security system. They're the best. I missed you over on The Hodgepodge today. :-( Have a wonderful March 1.

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  10. Such a pretty tote -- what fun!! Looks perfect on you!

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  11. Oh my! I have an obsession with totes. During my school teacher years, you always assures yourself you needed a new tote each year. I don't have a MC one. They are cute though!!!

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  12. I love driving miss daisy...it was on a couple of weeks ago...albeit at like 1am but i watched it bc i love it so. my husband was like "why are you watching a movie at 2am" and i said "i cant turn it off...its driving miss daisy" as if i havent seen it a dozen times. ha! ANYWHO...thanks for introducing me to so many new blogs!

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  13. Congratulations! Looking forward to your adventures! I can't decide what to give up for Lent...maybe EBTH which you introduced me to. It's addictive.

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  14. I love this idea! I cannot wait to hear more about it. Your security officers are adorable. I have two of my own and I am lucky if they do not lick my new stuff before they allow me to have it.

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  15. I'm sure you bag ladies will have marvelous tales of wild adventures! I already follow some of these blogs, so I'll click over and check out the others as well.

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  16. You and Miss Daisy look so perfect together, Katie! I know you'll have so much fun with the Traveling Tote girls.

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  17. Congratulations Katie on joining the cool group....LOL I look forward to your traveling totes trips. How sweet your mister ought you the darling tote. Have fun and I am loving your sweet security team.

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  18. Hi Katie, I hopped over from Sarah's blog. Congrats for joining the group! Lots of fun gals. The dogs are cute, but honestly; I couldn't take my eyes off of the checkered chair. lol!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  19. Hi Katie! This is probably the best "cool" group I've ever belonged to (actually the ONLY one) and we do have so much fun. Maybe we can all meet with our totes this summer on the Cape! Can you imagine an invasion of the Wequassett?? Linda

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  20. Such a pretty M-C bag! You'll have to model it for us often now when you are out and about.

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  21. I just love visiting the traveling tote bloggers! You all seem to have more fun than anyone!

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  22. You always hang with the cool kids!! Love your new bag AND the group! xoxo

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  23. Hi Katie. This is my first visit to your blog. Nice to meet you. Your blog is delightful. Is your larger dog a poodle? I have a little black miniature poodle named Little Bear. She sends her regards to your puppies!

    Visiting from Jann's.

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  24. So glad you linked up to Share Your Cup. I love the adventures of you gals traveling totes!
    hugs,
    Jann

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