Thursday, February 15, 2018

MacKenzie-Childs Courtyard Tote GIVEAWAY!

My favorite company, MacKenzie-Childs, sent me a new tote bag! 

And we also have one to giveaway to one of my lucky readers!!

I am fortunate that I live only an hour away from Aurora, NY, where you can find the Mackenzie-Childs store, production studio, farm and talented artists.
They also have a new store at Del Lago Casino, which is only 45 min away!  


I started the blogger group of "The Tales of the Traveling Tote", where 12 of us share our travels and tales of places our MacKenzie-Childs tote bags take us. We have named our tote bags and purses and I have decided that my new tote will be "Mr. Dilly".  You can read about my travels in the past few years HERE.  We will all share our next "tales" on March 1st, so stop back to travel along with us!

As you probably already know,  I have been a fan and collector of many of their products since 1983. I enjoy their ceramics, enamel, furniture, home decor and especially their accessories.  You might remember this post (MEN!), where I lost this battle:


When I received the generous gift of this Courtyard Tote Bag from Mackenzie-Childs, the first thing that came to my mind is that it will be a perfect "beach tote"!  It is the ideal size to hold all my beach gear, a good book as well as my lunch tote!


We have had over 100" of snow this winter so I am dreaming of warm weather, sunny days and summer cocktails!


The designers love interpreting MacKenzie-Childs style in new ways, and the all-weather weave of the Large Courtyard Tote proved the perfect challenge. The striking woven diamond pattern is dressed up with an accent tassel and a MacKenzie-Childs nameplate, all in cream and black with touches of gold. This tote is made of all-weather plicker, with a wooden tassel head with poly-rayon silk, and a gold-plated metal alloy with enamel accent. Count on this casual-chic tote as your go-to from beach weekend to farmers’ market to garden party and beyond.  The tote measures: 17" wide, 11" long handle, 13.5" tall


Would you like to win one of these tote bags?

Leave me a message in the comment area and tell me how you would use this fabulous tote and make sure there is a way for me to contact you (email addy) and I will randomly pick a winner next week.  



And if you don't win, you might want to purchase one HERE!


If you leave a comment as "anonymous", don't forget to leave your name and email addy!

GOOD LUCK!!
and thank you to MacKenzie-Childs!
Contest ends Friday Feb 23rd


UPDATE: CONTEST CLOSED - WINNER CHOSEN

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127 comments:

  1. Patti, I would be thrilled to win! Please toss my name into the hat. As you know, I have a MacKenzie-Childs collection (or do I mean obsession). LOL

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  2. I have been eyeing that tote for a year. I would use it as my everyday teacher bag and as my carry on when I visit my grand baby in Indiana. πŸ’•

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  3. I would love to win it. I have the suitcase tote they made a few years ago and this would be a welcome addition to my MKC collection. mcd630@yahoo.com

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  4. I'd love to win! This would be the perfect bag to take on my trip to Mexico in July for my 40th birthday! :)

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  5. Please please include my name in the contest. I love the tote!!!! Unfortunately I only get to visit the store once a year. It’s good I can order on line. I have hopes of someday getting to their tent sale. If I would win I would definitely use it as my travel go bag. Thank you for sharing. Vicki. (Vickirm@aol.com)

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  6. This bag is truly awesome, Patti. I loved it when it came out, and agree that it's perfect for beach. That tassel, though ♥!! Love the term plicker. like pleather (but I hadn't heard it before and never noticed it on their description, hehe). Whoever wins it will be a lucky duck. Fingers crossed that it's me!

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  7. I would love this for our family trip to Jamaica!

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  8. I would absolutely love to win. We moved to Ireland 6 years ago and I desperately miss MC. If I win this tote will come with me everywhere. Especially when I travel. We love to go Spain and Italy and this tote will be the first bag packed!!! If I do win I'd be more than happy to pay for postage. My name is Nuala Collins and my email is ncollin4@hotmail.com

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  9. I love this! It would be perfect for a reward for not smoking for over 18months!

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  10. This is AWESOME! I have only been collecting for about 3 years but I love driving to Aurora to visit the store and checking out all the amazing shops on the way for some older pieces. I would use this tote as my purse/diaper bag. My kids have me hauling everything from diapers to ballet gear and always several snacks or meals for our busy life on the go. This would be the perfect bag- functional AND so so stylish! please toss my name into the tote for this drawing :) Jeanne O'Brien- jeannebeannie14@yahoo.com

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  11. This tote is adorable. I wish I could say I would take it to magical places. Hopefully in my future there will be many exotic places it would visit. However, I have learned to be content where I am so.....I would use this bag daily for work & play. Thanks for adding me to the list.
    yscatlin@gmail.com

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  12. I would be honored to receive such a splendid gift. This bag and I will be traveling the Southwestern United States this summer in our RV.

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    1. I was so anxious to send in my entry that I failed to leave my name and email for an anonymous person. Sorry. I am the anxious RV'r. Judy wtgeodog@suddenlink.net

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  13. Oh i would luv to win this bag i can't take on trip because my husband is 100percent disabled vet but i would use when i go to store when im not carry it i would put silk flowers in or magazines.linda pooches73@gmail.com

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  14. Oh my! How marvelous! I'm hopping over from Ricki Jill's blog ...thanks to her! I live in Florida so we make lots of day trips. I would use the bag to pack for a day out and about. Thanks so much! I would be THRILLED to have this! Hugs, Diane

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  15. I have to admit that I have been envious of all of you ladies of the Traveling Tote fame. Rita from Panoply introduced me to your group. How fun! If I were to win this fabulous tote, I can almost imagine the fun and travels we would have. No longer would I have to live vicariously through you all! Thank you for sharing.

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  16. Wahoo for Checks! What a great bag for anytime <3

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  17. Plicker!! I've never heard that term, but of course it's the perfect way to describe all weather wicker! Yes, this would make a great beach tote, but I would load it with my sketch book, watercolors, and markers, a bottle of water and a snack and be set for a day of drawing and painting en plein air! Your MKC tote collection is admirable, I didn't realize you had THAT many!! :) Thanks for doing this great giveaway!
    Jenna

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  18. I'm crazy passionate about anything Mackenzie Childs! I'd use this tote for work, fun & play! I know for sure it'd travel to Napa Valley with me in July!
    Pam Nelson

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  19. I would use this tote to put some things in it,for my daughter who will be in Strong hospital in 2 weeks having her first and hopefully only surgery to have part of her small intentines taken out due to her Crohn's disease. She has been a MK fan since high school. She would love a bag like this. :)

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  20. I love it, what a fabulous tote and so classic. I would be thrilled to win. This would be the perfect tote for a girls day out of shopping. We always have fun treats we exchange, so I could carry mine in this wonderful bag. Love it.

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  21. Hi Patti, what a beautiful tote! I always love seeing your beautiful collection. I am visiting my mother quite a bit now that she needs more help, so I would tote special things for my trips with her.

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  22. As all the other ladies have said - I'd love to win this adorable tote! I have never been to a MKC store and didn't realize they sold totes/bags until seeing Jenna's on her blog (the painted apron). I can think of many ways i would use the tote: put my yarn and crochet projects/quilting pieces in it so i could take it with me on road trips to visit my elderly mom. but the most fun way to use it would be to use it as my "boat bag". We have a pontoon boat and it would be perfect for a towel, sunscreen, water bottle, etc. pcpetunia@aol.com

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  23. I teach art classes for various art councils and galleries and this would be perfect to haul art supplies around to the various events. It would be a great tool in inspiring students to take creativity and art into every aspect of their lives! Melanie Gabbert-Gatchell gabberm@juno.com

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  24. Hi Patti, love your blog and was inspired to start a little one myself and feature some of my MacKenzie pieces throughout my home. I always pass up any of the MacKenzie Childs items like purses & jewelry because I seem to always focus on home dΓ©cor and making our home so nice. This made me think that I don't really spend a great deal of time on my personal self and probably should. I skip dressing up for work many times because I would rather have that 30 minutes to re-arrange a tabletop or hang a picture. Sometimes just a new purse can make a big difference in how you feel so I would love a chance to add my name to the drawing. Thanks for posting!

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  25. ME! ME! I love this tote Patti! I've been eyeing it for some time. It's just the right size for me as I'm too short for the bigger totes 😊 I would use it in my travels cuz it would be the perfect size for that "personal item" that the airlines allow in addition to a carry on.
    smca19@hotmail.com

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  26. LOVE this tote! So many uses, carry on the plane when visiting family for one. On a daily basis I would carry it to work with my floral design tools, hand towels and lunch in it! I have the courtly check enamel containers with lids, for lunch, my courtly check travel mug for coffee. Cheryl cburns04@twcny.rr.com

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  27. Hi Patti,
    I love the new tote and I adore MC! I have several pieces of Courtley Check too. I work at a library and I think the tote would be perfect to carry books in. Thanks for such a great give away.
    Dawn R.

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  28. Patti, thank you so much for offering one of these beautiful bags in your giveaway. I have coveted these for awhile so way not throw my hat in the drawing. Thank you,

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  29. I’d use this tote to cart around all my kids stuff! From soccer practice, to ballet, I always have a tote of “stuff”. Helen.graulich@gmail.com

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  30. Patti, I'm thrilled that MacKenzie-Childs is partenering with you to give this chic bag to one of your readers. It would make a great beach bag, but for those of us here in Austin where one needs to bring their own shoppig bag, this tote would be the perfect accessory. I'd love to add this to my shopping wardrobe! ❤️🏁
    You'll be excellent advertising for MCKC as you lounge on the beach at the Cape this summer!!!

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  31. I LOVE LOVE LOVE MC & this tote! I work with Special needs children in a Primary School. I would use this daily to carry my things! I would love to win! Thanks for sharing! Whitehaird@Victorschools.org

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  32. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win this gorgeous tote <3 Thank you for offering this wonderful giveaway <3 Donna my email is dec1111@gmx.com

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  33. What a beautiful blog. A new beautiful bag would be lovely to own , to use for a weekend get a way. Your blogs are always so beautiful and fun to read. Thanks Rosi rprocopio245@gmail.com

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  34. Lovely tote bag. I collect tote bags. Would enjoy adding it in with the others. I use a tote bag every time I leave home. I would have books, water paper, pens everything except the kitchen sink. It would be used all the time.
    CABWNANA@aol.com

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  36. Hi Patti! I would absolutely love to win this beautiful MC tote! I am a new collector to the magnificent world of Mackenzie Childs! I am absolutely in love with everything Courtly check! It’s beautiful, neutral and classy!
    You asked us to share how we would put this tote to use, well As a mom we wear many hats and I’m always on the go! Whether it’s with the kids, work or our business I’m always going some where and always have a story to tell! So this tote would be a great addition to my crazy life! I hope to win and if I do You will be able to follow my adventures with my tote on my Instagram page house_of_fowler!

    Thank you fo this opportunity and hope to hear from you soon!

    *wish me luck*

    Emily Fowler
    Emilysclosetcouture@gmail.com

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  37. Patti, thanks for sponsoring this giveaway. I would use this tote as both a library tote and a lake tote! :D

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  38. I am a huge MAC CHI fan, and am so glad to discover your blog. My mom who is my WORLD is now a lover of MacKenzie-Childs, because of me, and she has wanted this bag for some time. So as much as I would love it for my collection it would probably end up in her hands, though I would require regular visitations!!! scottmerrick@signatureworldwide.com

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  39. Oh, what a delightful giveaway! As a lover of all things Courtly Check, I can only imagine the heads we would turn as this little bag and I stroll around town! I am planning a trip to NYC in December, to celebrate my 60th birthday with a group of friends. Surely they will know I’m a serious shopper/collector when I walk into the MC store in NYC with this little honey on my shoulder!
    Thanks for the opportunity to throw my name in the “bag”. :-)

    Beverly
    bford58@att.net

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  40. Patti, that is so awesome! The tote is darling. I am sure it would make a great beach bag, pool bag and a bag to take to Hawaii. I would love the chance to win. Thank you Mackenzie Childs and good luck everyone!

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  41. What a great tote it would be for me to carry one of my knitting projects. I would be the perfect bag or tote for my sister who has 5 kids and they are always handing her things to take care of --so she needs to put it someplace. My other sister would love because she does live in a state where it is warm most of the time and she would be able to go from one even to another and it looks cool and comfortable with what ever she might be wearing.

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  42. Hi Patti. I would use the bag to fill it up with some more Mackenzie! I so enjoy all of you and the other Traveling Tote Adventures. And I thank you for letting me randomly participating as a "non blogging" Traveling Tote collector. Actually one ofmyour previous posts convinced me Of a coup,e of the purchases I have! Thanks...
    Keep the travels coming! Tami....... the non blogging Traveling Toter

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  43. I would love this tote for my summer beach trip. Can't wait to read more about your travels!

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  44. WooooHooooo.....Love it!!! I'd definitely use it for a camera bag and all the accessories I carry on photo shoots!!!

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  45. Loveeee! I call myself a "modern day bag lady" so this screams my name! I would use it for work and tote all my essentials back and forth...coffee mug, notebook, agenda! Email is eawoock1@gmail.com

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  46. Wow! Such a generous gift from you! I love this tote and I'd love to win! I'd pretty much carry it daily because my little yorkie jumps in my bag as soon as she hears my keys rattle!

    She always hopes to go with me when I leave the house and just jumps right in! She's very good at making her little self fit and she'll be able to get in this roomy tote with ease and stick her cute face out the top!

    I agree it's also a great tote for the beach! Also for light groceries...shopper...totes are perfect for air travel too...tuck your magazine, jewelry roll, makeup bag, travel docs...anything that needs to stay with you! An MC tote lets you go in style!❤️◾️◻️πŸ’◾️◽️🀸‍♂️◾️◽️😍

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  47. I would love to win this tote! I think it's my favorite design of all. Thanks so much for offering such a nice giveaway!

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  48. Oh Patti, what a fabulous giveaway thanks to you and MKC. I love this tote, I have this tote! Miss Molly given to me by my son, DIL and grandson for Christmas 2016. I've used it as a beach bag, a summer purse and to carry books when I travel. If I should be so lucky as to win, I would keep this in the car for shopping at the market, and photo opps of course. Thanks for the opportunity for everyone to win this gorgeous tote......

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  49. What an adorable tote! I would love to win this for my beautiful daughter-in-law. She is so active and involved in so many activities she would use it often! Thank you for the chance to win. Marti mschnitt@icloud.com

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  52. I am a school teacher and would love to have this tote to bring my book/ papers and laptop to and from school for my high schoolers to see. They already know I LOVE M-C: Black and white check goes great with out black and maroon school colors: Go Panthers!

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  53. I would take this on vacation! Address is jrohlf6162 at gmail.com

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  54. Love this tote. It would be perfect for book club, travel, the beach. Fingers crossed to win this!

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  55. Good morning! This lovely tote would look awesome in our new camper which I have decorated some with M.C. Fun travel friend. Judy T. Judten@aol.com

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  56. Good morning Patti! Wow I’d love to win this tote. When I travel to see my family I like using totes for the extras like my ipad and slippers! We’ve had a lot of snow too- can’t wait for spring!

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  57. I can't resist:)
    I just can't.
    Because of all the TTs.;)
    And spotting one and meeting one in person..if ever there was a magnet in a crowd of Susan Branch lovers..that tote was IT.
    BTW you have quite a beautiful collection.

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  58. Angelagracep@gmail.comFebruary 16, 2018 at 8:49 AM

    I LOVE �� ������ MacKenzie Childs! Have only been able to afford one nice piece so far, but you have painted some of my things and they look almost like the original pieces. I have an Imperial Shih Tzu, (under 10lbs) and I love taking him with me on my outings. He would fit perfect in one of the totes you are offering instead of me carrying him in my arms.

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  59. Would love to win this tote. Have a couple of weddings to attend this year out of state so I know this would be the perfect tote to have on board with me.

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  60. What a great giveaway and what a great tote! I love that it looks fairly indestructible, so I would use it for weekends spent at our property in Burnet. It's pretty rustic out there, but a girl needs to travel pretty, so I think it would fit our weekend vibe out there perfectly! Thanks, Patti, and I love the wall of totes pic!

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  61. Wow Patti, how nice of MKC to offer this wonderful tote!! I would use the tote for shopping, and carrying many items when I bring goodies to my grandchildren. Thank you for the opportunity to win. Someone is going to be very happy!!

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  62. I must have been living under a rock, but just recently discovered MacKenzie Child! This tote is so charming, and I have been on the hunt for the perfect market tote our weekly trips to the Farmer's market!!

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  63. What a beautiful tote! It would be perfect to take on trips not only to the beach but all around this great country. After my right knee replacement this summer, I will be traveling as much as I can to make up for lost time! isvstitcher@gmail.com

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  64. What a gorgeous bag! This would go with me everywhere from church, to choir practice, to school, to the grocery store, to restaurants, and even while walking the dog (gotta show it off to the neighborhood, ya know?)!!!

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  65. Such a generous give away. I love the idea of using this as a beach bag. I am turning th big 60 this April and to celebrate my birthday and my hubby turning 60 we decided instead of any parties we would take a trip of a life time to Disney and the Florida area with our family. We are treating our two daughters and son in law and two grand girls to this trip. My grand girls have never seen a beach so I think this trip is going to be great on top of seeing Mickey and Minnie of course!!! So I would use this sweet bag on the beach and in the parks. Thanks for the chance.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  66. What a gracious give-away. Thank you.
    That tote is the bees knees.
    If I was packing for a beach day(dreaming is part of surviving the very pretty but frosty Minnesota Winter):
    2 beach towels
    Water bottle
    Sunscreen
    Girl Scout Cookies(thin mints)
    Voila!
    Dana S.
    hellodana11@icloud.com

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  67. Oh dear friend Patti, my heart is being ripped out twice now...One would be if I don't win this tote and the other is my daughter and her little family are moving to KC on Monday...4 long hours from me. No more calling me up and saying, can you take 'her' (my 2 year old granddaughter) for a few days. So see, I need to win to cheer up and to use the tote for my toiletries on my trips to KC to visit.

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  68. Hi Patty, Have I got an idea!! While I covet this bag myself :), a group of Baldwinsville shop owners are having an event to raise funds for Vera House North, a shelter for abused women. Our group, A Cause to Celebrate will have the event Friday evening, May 4th at The Fireside Inn in Baldwinsville. There will be a food, music, dancing and a silent auction. Tickets are $30, $35 at the door. Giving this beautiful MacKenzie bag as a silent auction gift would raise much more than the retail value and go support many abused women and men! And part of the funds are going for local education against abuse as well! What do you think??? What a great way to pay it forward! xoxoxo Terri Webb and Barb Twombly, owners Two Twisted Sisters and Olives Eatery, Baldwinsville, NY oliveseatery@gmail.com

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  69. Wow! What an opportunity! I can think of dozens of ways to use this bag, but as a carry on for traveling would be great. You could get so much in there. Having planned trips this summer to California, New York, Connecticut, and Florida to see my girls, this would be perfect! Thank you for letting me enter, and I love the bag! Debbie Burks, happyhillcats@gmail.com

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  70. Hello, Patty. Thanksfor this giveaway event.
    If I were picked as the winner, I would send this roomy MC bag to my son and daughter-in-law in Wiesbaden, Germany. The bag would make for a great Diaper bag. They are expecting their first baby (our 2nd grandbaby) in September 2018, Lord willing.

    from Ro

    rcescobar8@aol.com
    wiseinheart@aol.com

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  71. YOU KNOW i WANT TO WIN THAT FABULOUS BAG LOL

    I have the MacKenzie Child's BUGG

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  72. Oh boy, lots of ladies want this! It is stunning! I love all the bags but this new one is so pretty. I do a lot of thrifting so this bag would be so stylish to carry at flea markets to put all my treasures in. I also go to a lot of summer festivals and like to carry a tote to put all the essentials for a day out in it. Thanks for offering such a nice giveaway.

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  73. Hi Patti,
    Sooo love this giveaway!! I just recently discovered MacKenzie-Childs and found your offer through the DIY MC Facebook page. I can't wait to try decoupaging some items using MC napkins and wrapping paper.
    What a hoot, your traveling bag blog is like a fashion chic version of "Flat Stanley" and "Where's Waldo?". How fun!! I would use my "Little Mac" whenever and where ever I could. Best wishes to whoever you choose to give this stylish bag to.

    Thanks for the opportunity, Patti!!

    -Michelle
    faheys@aol.com

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  74. I would live this bag for the beach... I finally had an opportunity to visit aurora this weekend and fell in love... what a quaint town and spectacular views... Karenclarke13@live.com

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  75. Well, what gal doesn't need another tote and especially one this cute! I would use it for any and everything and proudly sport it on my arm. I need/want it to add to my "collection." :o))

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  76. Linda McIndoe CheneryFebruary 16, 2018 at 3:57 PM

    Oh my! I thought I had left a comment earlier, but can’t find it anywhere!

    I’d love to win the tote and would use it every day! My MacKenzie-Childs collection truly just makes me smile, and this way I could take that MC happy feeling with me wherever I go. ❤️

    Linda McIndoe Chenery
    Jetta3123@verizon.net

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  77. Oh I NEED this tote bag. I don't have any Mackenzie Childs things yet. I go to water aerobics class 4 times a week and could use it to haul my towels, shoes, etc. I fell in love with your Tales of the Traveling Tote and try not to miss an issue. Thanks in advance! Rhonda Steelman(rlsteelstl@yahoo.com)

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  78. I would use this gorgeous tote for vacation/diaper bag.LOVE IT!
    jedgipson32@yahoo.com

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  79. I would love to win the MC Tote Bag Patti. Please inter me into the selection, I would carry the tote every day with pride!! I have just started collecting MC, so I have a long way to go collecting but I am so excited. My name is Candi Kinslow and my email address is Sweetpea25311@yahoo.com
    Thank you Patti,
    Candi

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  80. Hi Patti...Love the bag! I would proudly wear it to my 50 year high school class reunion in November! Of course I would have to buy an outfit to match it! neilamaria66@gmail.com

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  81. Thank You Patti for being so generous to GIVE this tote to one of us MacKenzie addicts. Trying to think of the BEST reason to win this and all I can say is that I would love to SHARE the MCK LOVE by promoting your BLOG and MacKenzie Childs as I venture out each day to wherever the LORD takes me..... People have nicknamed me MacKaren Childs (I have been adding to my collection for 20 years now)....but sadly don't have a TOTE.....so please....TOTE TOTE TOO???? I will carry my world in it and share it wherever I go!!! Going to be traveling on cruises and Europe this year and it would be attached to my arm with you in mind so you would be going with me in spirit!! Thank you and God Bless you to whoever you choose.......XOXO (bolten777@gmail.com) Love and Hugs, Karen <3

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  82. I would LOVE to carry this tote with everything I need for a long, (sometimes 14 hour day) at the Golisano Children’s Hospital. Being a NICU nurse I pack a “mary poppins bag” with snacks for breakfast lunch and dinner and many other little things I might need while I’m gone caring for the tiniest sickest humans! πŸ‘ΆπŸΌπŸ‘ΆπŸ½πŸ‘ΆπŸΎπŸ‘ΆπŸΏ
    ❤️ Danielle (dsmith0716@gmail.com)

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  83. I would use it as my very awesome TakeToWorkBag. I leave my car at a Park’n Ride Lot and take the bus downtown. This bag would hold my files, iPad, water, and lunch. ❤️πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜˜ L7777L@aol.com

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  84. I hot-footed it over here from Debbie's blog :) We've been blogging/cyber buddies for a LONG time. I started collecting MC about 15 years ago. Just a piece here and there. I would ask for the Courtly Check chargers for my birthday each year until I had a full set. What I don't have is a tote bag. I've always admired Debbie's and her Traveling Tote friends. This one is particularly beautiful and I love that tassel. I'd would take this everywhere I go and wear it proudly!

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  85. I would use this on vacations when I do not want to drag everything in my purse with me, I might use for work if I don't have to bring in any thing that would spill or get sticky..I would find a cool spot for it to hang when not using because it deserves to be displayed in a proper place for my eyes to enjoy everyday!!! delfavero2@gmail.com

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  86. Oh, Patti. What a great giveaway. If I were lucky enough to win it, I would definitely take it to the beach with a coordinating bathing suit that I hope to treat myself to. (I've lost 30 pounds since last summer and hope to lose 5 more before the beach. That might be hampered by a broken foot that has me chair bound for the past 2 weeks, waiting to hear how long I have to be non-weight bearing.)
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  87. What a delightful give a way! So many uses for this chic bag! I travel a lot and could put it to good use. It is very nice. I enjoy the MC endeavors! You are a great bunch!
    Thanks for the opportunity.

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  88. I would use it on errands throughout the day. Thanks for having the giveaway! mdiva00@gmail.com

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  89. <3Loooove it! So generous!!! I would add a cute MC TASSEL in one of thebhandles, a purse organizer to keep my baby girls stuff on side and mynutens such as makeup bag, wallet, coin purse, iPad to keep me sane for when my little diva decides its time to throw in the middle of an isle, my usual 110spf, tiny snacks, and small water bottle. Miniature first aid kit. It would be hanging by the door Hook to grab and go and not have to hunt for everything. Oh and my phone, and the zag extended battery!! It’s perfect for a Mackenzie-Child mommy on the go!!!! Oh and extra scrunchies, “ain’t nobody got time for fat” top knot and LETS GO!! email: Ps. No mackenzie store here either, all my purchases have to be done very versatile, can think of a million ways tomaje the best of this tote, it would be my first not-home item online,Mrs.Muriel@gmail.com

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  90. Love anything Mackenzie Child's! My first piece was the teapot and then the rest of the courtley check collection. This would be a perfect carry on bag since I travel a lot. *crossing fingers* :) latingalrox@yahoo.com

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  91. Hi Patti, I love everything about Mackenzie Childs, and I am def aTexas gal who collects “Bags”, I do not have a MC Bag and would love to show this off!

    I would use thisBag for traveling and then others will see the FAB MC asserories that are out there.
    Thank you for doing such a fun and creative way of showing the Mackenzie Childs lI’ve ��
    Thank you
    Cheryll Kulbeth
    Ch.kulbeth@gmail.com

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  93. Love ❤️ love ❤️ love this tote! I would definitely use it as a beach bag. Looking forward to seeing a beach after this looong cold winter! I'm thinking a nice 6pk of beer would fit in it nicely :) I want to be a winner!

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  94. Living only minutes from the picturesque beaches of the Puget Sound in WA state, we take many trips to the beach with my 85 yo grandmother who loves to reminisce of her childhood on the very beaches we still visit. I would be proud to pack our towels and sun lotion in this fantastic tote!

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  95. What a perfectly delightful bag! It certainly would be a great way to tote things to the beach or anywhere else for that matter! It is such a pretty tote that it would be a great design element to hold flowers, magazines, knitting supplies etc in my home! Thank you for this very generous giveaway and the opportunity to win!

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  96. Leslie:
    Greetings! I came over from Panapoly. Thank you for doing the gveaway. It's a beautiful bag.
    leslieannstevenson@yahoo.com

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  97. Patti, what a wonderful giveaway! I just discovered M-C a few years ago, but as of yet I don't own a piece. Because of my addiction, I've started adding touches of black and white to everything I create. Just a touch of black/white adds such a "pop" to anything. Please tick me, I'd use it to carry notebooks and stuff to all the meetings I attend. A busy lady NEEDS a M-C bag. Thanks, Sandy ruidosogirl2003@yahoo.com

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  98. I came over from Panoloy - Love a give away!

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  99. Put my name in the hat!! I'd love to take this to the beach filled up with a big towel, lots of magazines, and a few nibbles! I adore black and white anything and this bag is gorgeous.

    Thanks!
    Donna
    donnamichelle1@excite.com

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  100. I see Rita with her M.C. purse all the time. Sure would like to have one too!!
    tyreecircle@gmail.com

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  101. The fabulous MC tote is a masterpiece in design. I would use it to carry my water bottle, lunch, wallet, glasses, etc. when I go to auctions. I've been following the Traveling Totes for a long time and always get a laugh out of the inspired ideas when the women pose with their stylish bags.

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  102. Love love looooovvvveeeee that tote - oh please, count me in this most incredible and generous giveaway! I have wanted a MC tote for as long as I can remember - it'd be so fun to join in the "traveling MC tote" blog posts too. This tote is exceptionally classic and lovely.

    Thanks so much! ♥

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  103. This tote would accompany me to our local public market every Saturday. Since the beginning of the year I've been working on eating more local fruits, veggies and cheeses and the my currently tote is a bit boring! Thanks for offering this!

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  104. I met my husband at Syracuse University in 1961. I wasn't smart enough to start my MC collection then or maybe there was none. Now I live in AZ and can't get enough. Unfortunately I have no creative juices and can't make it to the barn sale. I am so happy to have found your site. A tote would be Devine!!!

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  105. What fun little tote! I can see why your are planning to use it as a beach bag -- 100" of SNOW! Yikes. I would use it as my shopping tote when I get out shopping, doing errands, etc., because I try my best not to bring plastic bags home if I can help it. I could also see using this for my summertime cruises through the farmer's markets on Saturdays. This one is really cute with the tassel.

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  106. Patti, what a wonderful contest. I moved down to South Carolina around 6 years ago. Boy do I miss my weekly trips to Mackenzie Childs and I never missed a barn sale. I feel so left out and I wish I was able to travel up north for this upcoming sale. I haven't met one person here who has heard of Mackenzie Childs, I feel like I moved to another planet. I love to win this and take it everywhere and show them a little bit of upstate New York.
    Hope I win.
    Thanks for doing this
    Eileen
    ebt228@msn.com

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  107. I would love this to take on my job interviews. I recently lost my job and carry my resume and letters of recommendation with me where ever I may be going. This would be wonderful, fashionable and highly recommended. Thanks for the chance to win. grammyzicaro@yahoo.com.

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  108. What a wonderful bag. We take long car trips in the summer and this bag would come in so handy!
    Carol S.
    Sandyzoo45@comcast.net

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  109. I would use this tote for going to the library, the grocery or going to the thrift store. What better way to go than to go in style! Thank you for the opportunity to win! rush88888 at gmail dot com

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  110. I hope I am not too late to go on bended knee and ask you to add my name.
    Our son is putting in a new swimming pool that is going to be out of this world beautiful. I would LOVE to stroll out there one day in summer with this beautiful bag full of beach towel, sun screen, a cute hat and sunglasses. All my grandgirls would be soooo envious, they might grab IT and throw ME in that gorgeous pool....also it would be an awesome backdrop for this adorable bag. xoxo

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  111. What a great tote!!! I would use this tote for all the different needlepoint that I carry around when I have errands, and meeting up with others for a fun day of stitching.
    I will also be traveling to France this summer (St Tropez)and know it would be great on the French Riveria. cwasson@plainscapital.com Thanks so much.

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  112. This would be the absolutely perfect project toe for my needlepoint projects. It would combine two of the loves in my life--MacKenzie Childs and handwork. I hope to hear from you with some happy news at mbergermd@earthlink.net.

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  113. I love this bag and the tassel is gorgeous! I would use it either when we take our pontoon out on the lake and/or when traveling by car or plane.

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  114. I love this tote! It would be perfect to carry Radar, my adorable little Maltese, with me when I go on errands. mksilton@gmail.com

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  115. I am tagging along on my husband's business trip to Italy. Would be a great bag to carry since it would go with everything!
    deeann.guinn@gmail.com

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  117. I would love to have this tote as I head to the beaches of Cape Cod this summer! I love MC and your blog too!
    Th13027@gmail.com

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  118. So exciting, what a fantastic giveaway! Fingers crossed to win! <3 If I had this tote, I would likely end up using it as my regular, daily family bag--which means that despite it's natural glamor as an MC bag, it would carry my wallet along with a couple of clean diapers for my toddler and some other things belonging to one of my two kiddos. Being a mom is the best thing that's ever happened to me (they're my first blood family, as I was adopted as a baby myself), but it's hard, messy work too! Having a fun tote to carry around from place to place while keeping our important things safely on my shoulder frees up both of my hands to hold the little hands and fingers of my two handsome men--and it would be an extra huge bonus to have a bag that makes me feel a bit more fabulous at the same time, right? I may not have the most thrilling plans for a bag like this, but it would most certainly add a bit of excitement to my otherwise very normal day--and for that I would be entirely grateful. Every day stuff should be made fun, don't you think? - LeahBaker9@gmail.com (Leah Baker)

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  119. I could really use this fabulous tote for my sewing and crocheting supplies. I would be the most fashionable granny in Albuquerque!
    Hope you will consider me. Thanks
    jinik@comcast.net

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  120. Hi Patti, I enjoy your blog and would like to win this tote as a stylish travel carry-on, to tuck inside my purse, snacks, a good book and probably even my iPad. Thank you for the give-away! I would love to come shop the MacKenzie sales in your area! I can send my email address IF/WHEN I win the tote! Thanks again!

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  122. Hopefully, if I win this fabulous bag, I would be starting my new collection of MacKenzie-Childs totes! I would become the Traveling Tote Grandma! My children and grandchildren live all over the US and Europe. So, whenever I visit, that gorgeous large Courtyard Tote would be full to the brim with treats! Ala Mary Poppins, perhaps? Thank you for the opportunity to win and for blogging about all things MacKenzie-Childs!
    lauracamp@comcast.net

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