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Traveling Totes #16 Plus Giveaway

Hello friends, Welcome to Life and Linda.  It's time to  share our tote's journeys and also have a giveaway.  We are a group of 12 women who love Mackenzie Childs.  We carry our trademarked totes and we each name our own tote and share our travels.   Miss Lola is happy to get out once again. My husband and I haven't really travelled anywhere, so we are sharing this lovely visit to some magnificent gardens and view.

I didn't even know this place existed.  I really want to visit in the spring.  The tulips are gorgeous and what a view. Here's teaser.

Many winding pathways leads to different parts of the gardens.

Lovely spots to take in the beauty , take some photos or rest.

Miss Lola is loving this spot. A beautiful waterfall with the statue.

 Flowers galore.

The Chapel at Crystal Hermitage is based on the Porzuincola, The Little church of St. Francis in Assisi. The chapel, surrounded by beautiful gardens, pond, and statues of Buddha and the Virgin Mother, offers an intimate and inspiring atmosphere for weddings, meditations, or worship services

We are giving away these super cute Halloween towels by Mackenzie childs. To enter the drawing make sure you leave a comment on my blog. This  giveaway is open to US residents only.

Follow along and travel with:
Debbie with Miss Aurora @ Mountain Breaths 
Emily with Miss Courtney ChildsThe French Hutch
 Patti with Miss Kenzie @ Pandora's Box
Katie with Miss Daisy @ Preppy Empty Nester
Linda P with Miss Lola @ Life and Linda
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
Lea and Miss Scarlett @ Cici's Corner

Be sure to come back for December's Traveling Tote's Adventures and Giveaway.

About Linda @ Life and Linda

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  1. Linda, always love seeing what you and your traveling tote have been up to! Isn't it wonderful to find these magnificent gardens and make a day trip. What a view! The chapel is darling. How far are you from Malibu? I will be there for a wedding next year. xo

  2. Good Morning Linda! Crystal Hermitage looks positively gorgeous! My favorite pic is of the one with Miss Lola in the Blessed Mother garden. If I lived in Cal. I wouldn't go away during the Summer either. Enjoy your weekend, dear friend.

  3. Looks like a very peaceful place where you could think about your life and etc

    Yes I read over on Panoply's blog about the give a way nd would be thrilled to win anything Mackenzie Child's
    Please throw my name in the traveling tote for a chance to win


  4. What a beautiful and lovely place to spend a day! However your backyard is just as beautiful!!! Great pics!!

  5. Love visiting gardens, Linda. This looks like a beautiful respite. Miss Lola and you found a lovely place for photo opportunities. Thanks for sharing.

  6. I agree w/ Patti! Your gardens are out of this would have to travel far and wide to find as nice! Lovely chapel..and you look great!

  7. What a spectacularly beautiful location! Alas, I cannot enter your giveaway from here in Canada.

  8. Hi Linda, Such beautiful gardens to visit., I enjoyed my tour with you. I do hope you will go back for a spring tour, the teaser pic with the tulips is specular. The chapel is so sweet. It looks like a beautiful painting. Great pic of you. Happy Labor Day weekend........

  9. Linda, thank you so much for sharing your pictures of this wonderful garden and chapel. Just beautiful. I so enjoy your blog and travels. Thanks, Sandy

  10. Thank you for the tour and awesome photos! I feel like I've "almost" been there now!

  11. Your so lucky to live near such beautiful gardens. A lovely day trip💚

  12. You always take the best are very photogenic! Love seeing these fabulous place too! And a giveaway as doesn't get any better than that! Happy weekend!

  13. I so enjoy visiting gardens, and the ones that you shared are beautiful, Linda. I wish I could visit the chapel in person. Happy Labor Day weekend!

  14. Well, I didn't know it was around us either. That's spectacular! And look how gorgeous you are in the picture of you in front of the door. You can't take a bad picture, my friend. Hugs, K

  15. Linda, the gardens are lovely! I would love to visit them and the little chapel one day. I love the giveaway this quarter. The guest towels are so cute!

  16. What a stunning garden! That chapel is just gorgeous inside and outside. Miss Lola fits right in with her garden green accents. You look perfect in front of the chapel. This is truly a gem and hope you get to enjoy it in the spring with the tulips! Happy Labor Day Weekend!

  17. Hi Linda,
    I love to see where you and your Miss Lola go and Rita and her Miss Luna go!!! They go on such beautiful and fun trips with you. Glad you love the Mackenzie Childs totes to go on your fabulous trips. The Crystal Hermitage Chapel and Gardens looks like a very peaceful place to enjoy. Have a great holiday weekend.

  18. What a beautiful place....thank you for sharing it with us.
    I would LOVE the towels....thank you offering them.

  19. Beautiful spot to spend an afternoon. I always enjoy visiting gardens with a spiritual feel. Thanks for taking us along. I have to agree with Patti though. Your own gardens are just as lovely. You live in a little paradise.

  20. Thanks for sharing the photos. Such a peaceful spot in today's busy world.
    I love the towels and hope I win. Such a treat.

  21. Love seeing all the places that the tote is able to go. It goes a lot of places and sees a lot of different things. But the tote is always in style.

  22. Thank you for such a great giveaway opportunity!! I love reading your blog, it is always filled with such lovely pictures!

  23. What a stunning place, isn't it fun to discover a treasure so close by! I am praying for you and your mom Linda...

  24. Linda, You have so much going on. The gardens looks delightful and I hope you get to go back again. Miss Lola looks right at home having an adventure.
    Great pic of you.
    Praying for your MOM.

  25. Hello Linda, oh what a beautiful and peaceful place to visit with your bag Lola. I love the statue of Mary and the plants surrounding it.
    I hope your Mom is on the mend and sending prayers.

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