Creations, Books & Bags!

There are several fun events coming up and I’d love for you to join them!

Leslie Anne Tarabella, a fellow Southerner from Fairhope AL, is a friend I met through blogging, and we get together now and then for lunch and laughs.  She is a super talented writer and has just published her first book!

She writes wonderful columns for, the Mobile Press Register and other Southern newspapers.  This charming woman will capture you immediately with her friendly warmth, and genuine character.  Her words will make you laugh and she will melt your heart.

Leslie Anne is currently on a book tour signing her new, soon to be best seller,

The Majorettes are Back in Town: and Other Things to Love About the South

Her book celebrates the wonderful quirky things about the South, with good, honest humor and wit, and stories that will make you slap yo’ mama  laugh out loud…


And lucky us, she will be in the Birmingham area,

Barnes & Noble at the Summit on Saturday at 11 am!


I hope you will stop by and welcome Leslie Anne, and show her some Southern hospitality and support!!

I will be there with the other ladies of the “Alabama chapter” of the Traveling Totes,

the French Hutch Emily,

and the Sketchy Reader Ricki Jill…


Please join us at Barnes & Noble!

If you don’t live near by, or you can’t get by the bookstore, her book is available on line from Amazon here you want this book in your collection!


the Fearless leader of our Traveling Tote group, Pandora’s Box Patti,  received 2 MacKenzie-Childs large Courtyard tote bags from MacKenzie-Childs and she is giving one away!!


This bag retails for $170, and if you visit her blog here and leave a comment, you can enter for a chance to win!

The Traveling Tote Ladies, there are 12 in all, is a group of MacKenzie-Childs lovers and collectors, and we all have the same tote.  We keep track of where we’ve been and what we’ve been doing by sharing photos of our totes in different places.  Our group is made up of women from literally all over the country, New York to California, Massachusetts to the Deep South, and we are truly a sisterhood…

The Tales of the Traveling Tote Ladies are thrilled that MacKenzie-Childs has recognized us,


and if we can get a lot of traffic going for the giveaway we are hopeful they will be giving us many more goodies to share with you in the future!!!

See our Tales of the Traveling Tote Pinterest Board here

Coming up in a few weeks on March 1, I will be hosting our next adventure so you will be able to enter the giveaway for a MacKenzie-Childs floral soap dish and a Beekman 1802 goats milk soap


Thanks for stopping by, and don’t forget to visit Patti to enter today’s giveaway!!

visit her blog here


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I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Rustic and RefinedBetween Naps on the Porch,   Make it Pretty Monday

Coastal Charm,   Cooking and Crafting with J&J,    Celebrate and Decorate,

Delicious Dishes Recipe Party   Oh My Heartsie Girl

Full Plate Thursday    Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty 

Home Matters    Share it One More Time   Sundays at Home

17 Responses to “Creations, Books & Bags!”
  1. Mary says:

    This sounds like a book I would enjoy Jenna, and I could really use a laugh or two. Wish I was closer to pop in B&N and meet the ‘Alabama chapter’ girls in person. I’m looking forward to your reading and seeing the next adventures of the TT, I always enjoy seeing where y’all are travelling and toting to. 🙂

  2. Jenna, I hope to come to the book signing. Leslie Anne is a Southern charmer for sure. What a nice give-away. I think we have had enough rain, Happy Thursday!

  3. I would love to meet Leslie Anne in person and that book is definitely on my list! I hope she comes to the Dallas area. Y’all have fun!

  4. Oh, there are times when I wish I lived closer or had a bigger travel budget! Wouldn’t that be fun! And I love the things you shared here — your creations! Very nice indeed!

  5. thefrenchhutch says:

    Great post and nod to Leslie Anne and her book tour. I am looking forward to seeing her again and of course you and RJ. Patti’s giveaway is awesome and I have to tell you I love the tote. I have one, given to me from my son, DIL and grandson for Christmas last year and I love it! It is light as a feather and carries a lot of my “stuff.” See y’all Saturday……..

  6. Sharon Mann says:

    Have a great time!

  7. Ricki Treleaven says:

    Awesome, Jenna! I can’t wait ’til Saturday!

  8. Jodi says:

    Have fun!

  9. I hate I am so far away in Texas. I am happy about Leslie Anne’s book. She is a fun and lovely person that is so talented and personable!

  10. Marie says:

    Always inspiring, thank you for all you share.

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