Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Traveling Tote #28 and a Giveaway

If you are here for the first time, welcome to Mountain Breaths. Today I am joining a group of                talented bloggers to bring you our quarterly Tales of the Traveling Tote. 


When I am hosting an impromptu get together, I pull from my MacKenzie-Childs collection. Most of the pieces I use for entertaining have been used over and over, and are from the Barn Sale.  Friends and family always enjoy it. It's hard to see, but "Miss Aurora" is hanging on my left wrist. 
At the end of July, a group of girlfriends went to the sunflower farm and enjoyed the wide open spaces and great conversation. The tote carried snacks of course. 
In August we walked along the historic carriage roads built by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. in the 1900's. I have to say Acadia National Park (even though it's super touristy) is magical. It's beautiful and great for families. Whether it's hiking or riding the carriage trails, it's incredible. 
While having lunch at the Asticou Inn in Maine, my tote found some competition. Chess pieces that were taller than the tote! 
Alright Thuya and Asticou gardens (in Maine), we get're gorgeous. 
After spending four days in Acadia National Park, we headed south to Ogunquit, ME for two days. On our way, we visited Snug Harbor Farm which was one of the nicest garden centers I have been to recently. The owners made it special.  
Thank you for all the birthday wishes and cards! Summer birthdays are always fun for me. If you're going to hike, hike with passion! 

                                         ************DON'T MISS OUT ON THE GIVEAWAY*********
                     Cherry Kay @ Entertaining Women is hosting a giveaway, so leave a comment for 
                                a chance to win the Patience Brewster Halloween towels. Good luck! 

I know the other "travelers" would love a visit. 

Debbie with Miss Aurora @ Mountain Breaths (you are here)
Emily with Miss Courtney ChildsThe French Hutch
Jenna with Miss Coquille @The Painted Apron
Linda P with Miss Lola @ Life and Linda
 Patti with Miss Kenzie @ Pandora's Box
Rita with Miss Luna C Panoply 
Sarah with Miss Merri Mac @ Hyacinths for the Soul
Jackie and Miss Madi K @ Purple Chocolat Home
Ricki Jill and Countess De Monet @ The Sketchy Reader
Cherry Kay and Carrie and Hall @ Entertaining Women

Thanks so much for stopping by. New adventures will be coming on December 1. 

Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..


  1. Your summer adventures were certainly fun to follow on Facebook, and recapped here. It is always fun to spot the tote. I loved the chess board! Happy September!

  2. Looks like you had a great summer! Maine is a fabulous place to visit and I miss it so much! Your flower pics are so pretty and your tote has certainly enjoyed your little jaunts! Happy travels!

  3. Great pics had so much fun ..I love your awning so much! Great capture of you as always.

  4. I love keeping up with you and Joe, traveling and hiking the summer away. Beautiful locations and awesome views, your summer was jam packed! The national park and the gardens would keep me all day. Love the pic of you with your hat and tote, so cute. Happy September Deb.......

  5. You go to the greatest places! Thanks so much for sharing. I’ve visited ACADIA but it was an overcast day. I need to go back to really drink in those views.

  6. What a lovely summer you had Deb, lots of your favorite hiking and being outdoors...the National Park and the gardens you visited are beautiful and you always look so cute posing with your tote! Happy September and cheers to new adventures!

  7. Such a fun post. I love your adventures. The National park looks lovely. The chess pieces are gigantic. How fun to visit the sunflower farm. Debbie, your awning looks so pretty. It really compliments your Courtly Check collection. Your photos are darling with miss Aurora. Enjoy September.

  8. I enjoyed reading about your adventures! We should all take advantage of our country's beautiful state and national parks. Sunshine is good for us! I've always wanted to visit Maine. I love how Miss Aurora has a family!!! Do they all have names, too? BTW sunflowers always make me smile. They are lovely!

  9. You and Joe have the best time traveling together for fun adventures! You’ve shared beautiful pictures of your special outings and trips! ❤️

  10. Oh my that first picture is a luxury bed full of gorgeous MC bags and totes. Bag envy!!!!!
    You look so perfect by the table in all of its checkered glory.
    Following your fun adventures is like living a little of it with you. You two are action figures.

  11. Debbie, what fun it is to follow along on all the adventures you and Joe experience. Thanks for the wonderful photo collages! That's a great way to share a lot of photos for a post. I need to do more of that. You look fabulous as always, and I adore the photo of you as the hostess with your beautifully set table. I know it is a real treat to dine at your home.

  12. You are completely set up for all those glorious hiking adventures with your McKC luggage/tote bags. I love the happy look on your face while you're hiking. It's easy to see that it's one of your passions. You have taken me to brand new locations that I've never seen. It's been a wonderful journey for me, too. Thank you! CherryKay

  13. Your summer does indeed look like it was magical. I recognized Acadia National Park, it truly is a beautiful area of our country. A happy belated birthday.

  14. You had a wonderful summer full of wonderful outings, Debbie! Loved looking at all the pics and your back porch is beautiful with that awning.


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