Tales of the Traveling Tote, Giveaway Winner!


We have a winner!





First I want to personally thank all of you that read, enjoy and comment on our

Tales of the Traveling Tote posts

We love sharing our sisterhood adventures

and doing quarterly MacKenzie-Childs giveaways!




A quick update for those of you who have been following the progress

of DD & NGs house these past 11 months


The photo above is a digital rendering of proposed finished house


This is how house looked at noon last Thursday

The front yard was a total mud pit and the forklift kept getting stuck




They were scheduled to close in less than 24 hours

at 10:30 am the next day…

The contract stated that the yard had to be finished and the walkway and street clear of mud


The moving vans were scheduled to arrive at noon to start unloading…




Did they make it?




Stay tuned!





And now for the winner!

Drumroll please….

The winner of the MacKenzie-Childs Flower Market whisk is

Jeanie C!

Congratulations Jeanie!!

I will be in touch to get your address so we can get your whisk to you





We’ll be back soon for more adventures and another giveaway!



I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Meal Plan Monday  Love Your Creativity    What’s for Dinner?

Between Naps on the Porch,  Make it Pretty Monday

Turn About Tuesday  Celebrate Your Story, You’re the Star

All About Home/ Common Ground Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl  Full Plate Thursday

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Home Matters 

Weekend Potluck  Friday Features  Over the Moon


29 Responses to “Tales of the Traveling Tote, Giveaway Winner!”
  1. Rita C. says:

    Yay, Jeanie! She’s a perfect winner, loves to cook and bake!
    The house looks great, and I’d say yes, they met the deadline for closing! Just in time to social distance, and get things organized inside!

  2. Cyndi Raines says:

    Oh, how nerve racking! But prayerfully yes, all is well and they are in their beautiful new home, enjoying the fun of putting everything in its place! Congratulations to Jeanie, enjoy whipping up new recipes! Jenna, I have to tell you, I am going to buy a larger set of colored pencils which offer more color choices than my current set. I tried my hand at Rainbow Girl and it was fun! I may even have to purchase a real sketch book, lol!

    • I love hearing this Cyndi! The right supplies really do make a difference! My go to sketch book is Mixed Media Masters Touch/Hobby Lobby. Very inexpensive and is friendly to wet and dry mediums. Colored pencils are wonderful because you have a lot of control, and you can blend them. They aren’t expensive, but get a quality pencil like prismacolor, you will find much better results than with cheap student level sets. Can’t wait to see what you do!!

    • Cyndi Raines says:

      Thank you Jenna for this good information, I will write it down so I purchase the correct items. 😊

  3. Sarah Anderson says:

    Congratulations to our winner, Jeanie!
    The new home is gorgeous, and I know your daughter and her family are ready to settle in to their new abode. Perfect timing with our self imposed stay at home situation! I keep telling myself I could tackle all the things around our home that I keep putting off. You know, like cleaning out my closet, organizing the garage, working in the garden. Stay tuned! Ha! Ha!
    All the best to your daughter and her family. I hope the closing happend and that they are moved in and settling into place.
    Stay healthy!

    • Thank you Sarah, my daughter is moved in and they are so happy! She is lucky that her job allows her to work from home since her kids will be home too…Like you I should be cleaning and doing around the house, perhaps this social distancing will motivate me…stay well…

  4. Kitty says:

    I’m saying that your daughter is moved into their beautiful new home!! Congratulations to Jeanie! She’ll be whipping up some dishes with that pretty new whisk. Happy Sunday, Jenna!

  5. thefrenchhutch says:

    Congratulations to Jeanie C, so exciting to win a MC’s giveaway! Oh how I love your daughter’s new home. Can’t wait to see more pics after they are settled in and yes, I think they made it!!!! A good time to get settled. Hope everyone is staying well Jenna………….

  6. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Your daughter’s home is gorgeous! It is so stressful to get to closing and get moved in. It can really work on your nerves, but it is so worth it in the end. Enjoy your week, sweet friend!!!

  7. Jacqueline says:

    Congratulations to Jeanie! The whisk is so adorable. I use whisks all the time, but don’t have one that cute! Thanks Jenna for hosting!

  8. Congrats to Jeanie. Your daughter and SIL’s house is beautiful, I think they made the deadline. Take care of yourself Jenna and have a good week!

  9. Nancy says:

    Congratulations to Jeanie C! Looks like they did make it and got in. What a beautiful home. And stay safe my friend!

  10. Karen says:

    Congratulations to Jeanie, I know she will enjoy using that lovely whisk. Speaking of lovely, your daughters home certainly is. I’m glad she was able to move in on time.

  11. I am so, so excited to win this! It will be my prettiest kitchen implement. It will NOT be stashed in a drawer! Thank you!

    And three cheers to your daughter — the house looks beautiful, even with the mud! I’m so thrilled this is finally done and they can begin their new life there!

  12. Mary says:

    I know your daughter and family are thrilled to have their house finished. It looks beautiful even if Mother Nature made landscaping problematic! Congrats to Jeanie.

  13. Jill Kuhn says:

    I hope your kids were able to move in to their new home! 🏡 It looks beautiful on the inside! ❤️

  14. Deb cantales says:

    So glad they are in their new home! Congratulations to Jeanie!

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