The Buried Life & 2 Giveaways

eta: Contest closed, winners announced here. Q. What do you want to do before you die? Courtney and I discovered a show called the Buried Life (it's even better than Taking the Stage)... it's about 4 guys (cuteones) taking a bus across the country, crossing off a list of 100 things they want to do before they die! And they're DOING it! I watch every week and feel inspired to never accept no as a possibility to the future of my dreams. So today, I'm gonna share a big one... I want to be on Ellen. I want to share my joy with the world, teach a craft, tell my story, sit in those seats and dance with my 'positivity-idol'. And now I'm gonna figure out a way to do it! Any suggestions? ETA: You guys are MAJORLY inspiring me with your dreams AND an LA on Ellen Campaign is now in the works & I'll need your help... watch for it next week!! Eeeeek! Keep the ideas coming!! Giveaway Tell me, "What do you want to do before you die?" and I'll pick *two winners who will receive a Tie Take-Out Pouch for all your secrets & treasures... comes with buttons too! TWO WAYS TO ENTER, TWO WAYS TO WIN: 1. I will pick one winner through Twitter (Follow FreckledNest in Twitter and @FreckledNest me your response) 2. I will pick one winner here on my blog (leave your name/email and answer in the comments of this post) Contest Open Worldwide, Closes Friday :) Dream Big, Leigh-Ann :) IMG_9478

175 comments:

  1. I want to see Tom Jones live in concert and throw my panties up on the stage at him!!!

    About your dream...I think if enough people wrote to Ellen about your wish, she would be intrigued and invite you on her show.

    Thanks,
    Tracy
    tracyd68105@yahoo.com

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  2. Judy (Keith's Mom)2/16/2010 02:35:00 pm

    Hi Leigh-Ann,

    How about sending Miss Ellen a crazy video, showing her what you do; and kind of jazz it up a little. You never know!!!!

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  3. Before I die I'd like to spread and show love! I'd love to make some music, write a book, fall in love, learn to juggle (i'm working on that at the moment!) and thank all the people that have inspired and shown me love. And sooo many other things. Making a blog is one of those things, and your blog is an inspiration, thanks!!
    I hope your dreams become a reality :) x

    -Laura

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  4. Before I die I want to Drive in Nascar although I am probably getting a little old haha, or maybe drive a Formula One Car at Spa, or a Sprint Car at Eldora. A Formula One Car would probably top the list though.

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  5. I want to see Trent Reznor/Nine Inch Nails live before I die. Even better, I'd like to go with my boyfriend, who is the biggest NIN fan ever and turned me on to Trent's music.

    xoxo
    Emily Mae
    vansgrrl890[at]aol[dot]com

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  6. I love The Buried Life! It always makes me wanna cry!

    I want to start an arts/crafts program for the kids in my city!

    miss anna
    missannaforsure@yahoo.com

    ps-I think those cute boys happen to be from Canada! ;)

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  7. Wow that's a hard question! There are a lot of things I have on my bucket list that I want to do before I die. But I think my number one would have to be...
    I want to find true happiness.
    <3 thank you for the amazing giveaway LA! And I think you should have your followers write to Ellen like Tracey said and send in a video =] You can do it!!

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  8. oh oh oh i love this question! I've always wanted to do something HISTORICAL, like make a new discovery in science, or when I was younger i wanted to invent a new breed of rabbit because I loved breeding rabbits (I was a weird kid) but something that people might read about in school. I guess that's why I'm doing a science degree instead of an arts degree!
    hah

    -Kami (noloozaz@hotmail.com)

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  9. ok i know this sounds silly but I want to hug my Dad & tell him I love him. I talk to him everyday and see him often but we aren't a huggy lovet dovey family. I just want him to know I Love & appreciate him.

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  10. hello,
    i would love to go to paris!!! stand under the eiffel tower. and go to the art store that picasso use to go to to buy his artsupplies. thats my number one thing to do.
    Erica
    twinssticks@yahoo.com

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  11. Before I die I hope to get arrested for standing up for justice & truth...somewhere, at some point.

    Oh and I would LOVE to see you sharing some sort of awesome craft on Ellen!

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  12. You should have all of your fabulous readers and friends submit the reasons they read your blog and think you're "Ellen-worthy" (you absolutely are!) here: http://ellen.warnerbros.com/show/respond/

    Someday, I want to work with elephants. They're amazing.

    (katerees711@gmail.com)

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  13. you're looking gorgeous, lady! :)

    one thing i want to do before i die is get back in contact with birth father.
    the last time i heard from him was when i was 12.
    and the last time i saw him i was 9.
    i'm not really sure what i'm looking for with talking to him.
    i just want him to know that i love him, forgive him, and i don't blame him.
    :)

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  14. my husband i and are both self employed and work from home. our dream is to take the kids out of school, sell the stuff in our home, and live in a camper. we are setting up a 4 year plan. i can not wait to travel and live wherever our hearts desire.

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  15. I can TOTALLY see you on Ellen!! Just "feel" it girl, and it'll happen!!

    Love you!
    O.

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  16. Before I die, I would like to do something illegal in a situation where it would appear as if it was actually something good, better yet it would be for the good of others :D

    Nicole
    (nbempaynado_sjp@yahoo.com)

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  17. Ah, I love that show!! :) And Ellen, too! If you sent her videos that were funny (a la - I can teach even you how to craft, Ellen! With ties!), she would totally have you on I think!! he he.

    There's way too many things I wanna do. lol. One of them is build a cabin on a little BC island somewhere. Another is to design fellowship with Chronicle Books. Another is go to Italy with only a backpack. :)

    (sigh). Dreams rock! :)

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  18. Before I die, I hope I write a book. Not just some standard book or an autobiography but a nonfiction novel. Something amazing that gets talked about for years and years.

    So funny that you should post this today because I have been rethinking the direction of my life a lot. Lots to think about :)

    Emily
    emilyc.831@gmail.com

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  19. This question is awesome. I can think of SO MANY things I want to do before I die. Among them is to write and record a whole album of fun kids songs! Like, Raffi style :)

    ayahthetiger@gmail.com
    www.teensytiger.com

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  20. wow! I have a file on my old computer (dead computer) from xmas of my list and blog posts about this very show (idea). You should follow Ellen on Twitter if you don't already.

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  22. I want to Photograph the Olympics! With a nikon, Of course ;)

    eltonfreak@gmail.com

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  23. Love this idea from Kate: You should have all of your fabulous readers and friends submit the reasons they read your blog and think you're "Ellen-worthy" (you absolutely are!).


    I want to hike the Appalachian Trail...complete in one season. Shew...it's going to be hard!!

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  24. Visit England and Paris, France.
    This is my dream.

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  25. oh, how timely :) i just wrote up a big list of things i want to do before i die. the first one was "get a mustache tattoo at 75" and the most serious was teach my three children to read.

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  26. I want to go on a tour of house shows just me and my uke... first i got to get the courage up to play my uke in front of an audience!

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  27. hiya!! i would love to do mission work in africa! always been a dream of mine!

    kristen
    kristen@glidedesign.com

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  28. i would love to take my husband to northern MN where i spent my childhood summers with my grandparents. He came into my life after they had passed and i want him to walk those same gravel roads, fish in the same lakes, and gaze at the same sunsets.
    Jana
    jonesojm@yahoo.com

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  29. Before I die I want to live in NYC. Its always been a dream of mine :)

    <3 Veronica
    creativefocusds@gmail.com

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  30. i want to find a man to love forever. i want to build a life of beauty and health and inspiration and friendship and simplicity with him. i want kids to run around in the backyard barefoot at sunset while we sip homemade iced tea from our porch and watch the sun set. sounds clique but there isn't anything that i want more.

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  31. I want to make a huge trip across the US and visit every place I've ever heard of. Quite a tough one for me -- living in Europe :D I want to have at least one day "New York style" (gorgeous outfits and parties etc. :D). I'm too modest, am I not? :D I'd like to teach kick-box. I want to decorate my dreamy-house. And I'd like to find a cure for autism..

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  32. Before I die. I want to go to london and dance with a palace guard. I will do it one day. I know mine isn't so serious but it's fun and I want to do it!

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  33. This is a cute question. I've been wanting to catch the Buried Life on TV. I have two goals before I die--one is more concrete and one more abstract. The abstract one is I want to find exactly where I fit in; you know, just find a really good place in life where i'm content with what i'm doing and surrounded by good people. My concrete goal is to visit Greece!

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  34. Before I die I want to play with grandchildren (my oldest is 16 so I also want to wait a while for this to come true) I want to spend time on an island drawing, painting, quilting, and cooking. Then I want to inspire at least one person.

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  35. Before I die, I want to stand in front of Michelangelo's Pieta at the Vatican. I'm convinced that if I ever have one of those big "AHA!" moments, it would be there, staring at the most perfectly beautiful sculpture in the world. And also, it would make the Art History major in me weep with joy. :)

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  36. I'd like to have another baby - its been 6 years and still no luck. Bringing a child into the world is the most magical thing you can ever do, with the child comes hopes and dreams and more love than you can ever imagine
    kirsty@ivds.com.au

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  37. I would love to visit Alaska. Those that know me would find that hilarious since I'm cold when it's 90 degrees outside, but it's something I've always wanted to do.

    Loni
    mom_of_rylee@yahoo.com

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  38. Before I die I want to have a job I absolutely love. Right now I have a job that supports me but doesnt make me proud to do it nor does it make me feel creative, interesting etc.

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  39. I want to meet Ray Bradbury!

    Samantha
    mmmbrains(at)gmail.com :)

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  40. Before I die I want to get an amazing tattoo!

    ~Maria Isabel
    mariaisabelmedina@live.com

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  41. I want to meet Stephen Colbert, he is my celebrity crush!!
    xoxo~Meg
    megcantrell2008@yahoo.com

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  42. I would love to do a tour of art galleries and museums across Europe and the US.It would have to include all the major ones and also the little obscure ones too. I'd love to work for Mimco designing jewellery and accessories and I'd love to have a hugely successful jewellery design business of my own selling internationally. Not too much to ask for, I think.

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  43. Before I die I want to figure out what I want to be when I grow up. :D

    mosthotbutter [at] gmail [dot] com

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  44. Fun giveaway!! I need to watch that show! My one thing I want to do before I die is OWN A HORSE and become a better rider!!! How sweeeeet would it to be riding bareback on the beach. ahhh!
    Sarah M
    ssmast@hotmail.com

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  45. So LA, So I totally know jeannie klisiewicz, she is on Ellen all of the time! She went to school with my sister at the University of Illinois. Essentially her story is that she entered in every single one of Ellen's contests, since the beginning of the show, and she NEVER won. so Ellen called her to tell her that she STILL didn't win, and invited her to the show. She liked her so much she gave her a job. HA! I'll pass this blog on to her. Hey, you never know. Maybe one day Ellen will be giving you a call. :)

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  46. Okay but what do i want to do before I die?
    Have lunch/coffee/dinner/breakfast with a favorite musician. (Dave Barnes, Jason Mraz, Matt Wertz, Neko Case, etc.)

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  47. Ah! Perhaps I should watch more television! The only thing I do watch on television is Project Runway which leads me to my "What I want to do before I die"- be on Project Runway! Everyone gives me positive reinforcement, and I tried to apply when I was eighteen (and highly unskilled at that point), but you have to be twenty-one! Just five more months!

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  48. Make a film that touches at least 5 peoples lives

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  49. okay, I totally just emailed ellen for you. I linked to your blog, and basically wrote about how wonderful you are and what a great guest you would be. every one of your followers should do this!!

    I have sooo many dreams, but they all relate back to just living a happy life and being satisfied with every day. I want to finish school, become a university-level lit. teacher, raise kids, and hopefully make a million people laugh and smile along the way.

    i've got my fingers crossed that ellen gets the message!!

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  50. What a lovely giveaway.
    I would so love to see you on Ellen.
    I'd be cheering you on and dancing in my living room.
    As for what I would like to do before I die, I would like to have a baby.
    I'm almost 35 and I feel like my time is running out.
    love and hugs,
    Fritzi Marie

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  51. Hi LA! Lovely picture of you as usual. Before I die I want to see my Idol in concert, Céline Dion. Meeting her would be the icing on my cupcake! I fell in love with her growing up in Québec and I love her still, yet have never been able to see her in concert. I must do it before I die.
    What can I do to help get you on Ellen?

    Michèle L.

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  52. Before I die, I hope to:

    1. Become fluent in Spanish,
    2. Learn an instrument and write my own music,
    3. Do human rights work around the world (India - Check), such as in Palestine, Colombia, and Mexico,
    4. Start and manage a human rights, non-profit organization,
    5. Achieve self-sufficiency (grow my own food, make my own clothes and household products, etc.)
    6. Be happy.


    rare.morganism@gmail.com

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  53. I lived in Naples, Italy as a very young child. Before I die I want to go back and eat lots of food while I'm there.

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  54. I've already done most of what I thought I Wanted to Do Before I Die (publish a book of poetry/photography and open my own retail shop), but perhaps there's another Big Dream lolling around inside waiting to burst out!

    For your Dream - do what Ellen did, pester her until she gives in (just look at how Ellen pestered George Clooney & Oprah until they caved!) ;)
    Start up a whole new section to your blog - dedicating it to your desire to be on Ellen.

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  55. Hey LA! Before I die, I would love to ride on the top ten rollercoasters. My boyfriend hates them...so that leaves me with having to find someone to do it with. But yes, I love the thrill of the ride! I also want to travel to Ireland!

    I agree with one of the first posts...send a video...I love the Ellen show!...hope it happens so I can see your sweet face on the show! :)

    Leandra
    hoookem1@gmail.com

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  56. The only one thing I want to do before I die is write a children's book. I really want this to come true!!

    xxx
    cindy b

    barrigacindy@yahoo.com

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  57. I want to go to India, it's been my dream since I was a child looking thru National Geographics. And you should send Ellen an email or something telling about yourself or video of doing craft and dancing! Good luck with that, I think you can acheive it!

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  58. Wow. Before I die...there's a whole lot on that list :-)

    But, for now, I'd really like to go back to Spain. My Mom's family is from there and I spend 7 wonderful years of my childhood there, but havn't returned since I was 12 years old. There's so much that I want to see again and I'd appreciate it so much more as an adult.

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  59. Before I die, I want learn japanese and be sure I raised my children to be respectful and responsible adults.

    Marjolaine L.
    margetheluck@hotmail.com

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  60. Hi Leigh-Ann! One of my dreams is to support myself doing what I love, making illustrations and handmade goods!

    I would love to see you on Ellen! I think that would be fantastic.

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  61. Hi LA! I think your dream is awesome, what a great idea. Ellen would love to have you on her show, think about how many times she could say eh?
    One thing I want to do before I die is write and publish a book and to fall in love, maybe.

    Awesome giveway!!

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  62. Wow! Great ideas--I think I want to have my store/shop but no idea what I want in it!

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  63. I want to feel that complete happiness and satisfaction which seems to be so faraway from me.

    I <3 your blog. :)

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  64. I want to attend the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and also celebrate New Year's Eve in Times Square. Thanks for entering me in the drawing!!!

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  65. One thing that I *really* want to do in my life is to be a teacher in Switzerland! (How much fun would that be?!)

    -Megan

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  66. I'd like to celebrate my 120th birthday....or, travel all over the world, with frequent stops in Italy.

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  67. before i die i would like to meet my real father. i would like to spend one day with him. more if i could but one day would be enough if that's all i had. never met him before.
    Renea Hanna
    pennythreads {at} gmail {dot} com

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  68. I want to go to Japan! It's the only place in the world that I want to go the most.
    We are going this summer and it still doesn't seem real at all.

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  69. i want to finish my teaching degree so i can touch peoples lives <3

    -Christine
    Yelloworanges@comcast.net

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  71. Tracy's idea of us (your avid followers) writing to Ellen about you is wonderful. Maybe that'll work. ^_^

    As for the giveaway, I want to travel around Europe with my love before I die. Parts of that dream are to bike along the flower fields of Holland and to visit all the art museums and galleries in France! I will really work hard to get this dream.

    -Ails
    aileenrealeza@yahoo.com

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  72. I want to run a full marathon...that's 26.2 miles!
    I have a long way to go...but I know I can do it, eventually!

    love, Carly
    carly.smith27@gmail.com

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  73. I have always wanted to start a company that would offer jobs for the people who are usually less likely to be hired. And especially in this economy it makes me wish I had that company right now. =)

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  74. kay, sooo i totally blogged about this.
    we're so getting you on ellen.

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  75. Rachael Bender2/16/2010 08:06:00 pm

    Before I die, I want to set foot on every continent. Also I want to hear one of my future children tell me that I raised them right.

    Rachaelbender@hotmail.com

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  76. I want to travel, lots and lots. fathers_angel@yahoo.ca

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  77. oh, great question! see more of this world, live abroad.
    emily
    goldlionaz@gmail.com

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  78. i want to open my own cupcake shop. i could honestly die happy if i could make that dream come true.

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  79. two things on my bucket list will be achieved this year.
    1) Attend a Olympic Game & Medal game
    2) Travel to Greece ( includes where the Olympic games began! )

    This week we made it first one as we were at the Vancouver Olympic Speed Skating - Women's 3000M seeing Canada come in third. We cheered on Kristina Grove, Cindy Klassen and Clara Hughes. "Go Canada Go!" The crowds were wild!I have never witnessed such cheering before in my life.

    The second one will be accomplished at the end of this year with a 12 day cruise thru the Greek Islands. I do not know if it is the scenery or the food I am more excited for.

    Signed AK
    Surrey, B.C.

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  80. Leigh-Ann
    I would love to see you on Ellen! so...I'm going to email her and send her letters...if we all do it she may be intrigued enough to invite you on the show...That would be so awesome!
    Before I die:
    I want to be brave enough and love my body enough to dance with a Burlesque troupe...
    Thanks for a great giveaway..and btw, you look gorgeous! xo

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  81. Before I die I would love to take an epic road trip across Canada with some of my friends! :)

    I hope we can help make your Ellen dreams come true,
    Sarah

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  82. I want to publish my writings. I don't want to become some big shot writer, with tons of books published. I don't care if I make a single cent off of my writings. I just want to help remind people that hope exists and life is worth living through what I write. If I can do that, my life is complete. Kristin Garrett KristinGa@kwc.edu

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  83. before i die I would like to do a local fashion show with my stuff , do an entire line, take gorgeous photos of my clothes on my friends and sell them localy.

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  84. I want to go to a show of the rocky horror picture show in full costume with a group of friends in full costume (have no idea how I will talk friends into that one).. My mother had a picture of a group of her friends dressed up to go to it and as a child I always thought that would be such fun... NOW its on my bucket list.

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  85. mariah.yvonne.riah@gmail.com

    my names mariah & i'd like to own a bakery (or cafe) before i die.

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  86. Write a cookbook! but I'm working on it!

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  87. I want to visit each continent before I die...so basically travel the world.

    I agree with whoever said that if enough people wrote ellen about you, she would ask you to be a guest. that would be amazing!!

    crissy
    crystalmwa(at)gmail(dot)com

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  88. Ohhhh how great would it be to be on Ellen!!! She REALLY needs to have you on & I REALLY need to be in the audience to see you :-)
    Before I die I really want to come to Canada!!

    Julie andreandjulie(at)xtra(dot)co(dot)nz

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  89. I have a whole list, but an exciting one would be to make an animation (stop motion/pixilation combination), animating myself and complete strangers, and shoot in as many different cities and countries and continents as possible.

    And I really want to design & build & decorate my own Victorian style dollhouse and animate all the little rooms.

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  90. First of all I adore that show as much as I adore Ellen (a *lot!*)

    I have a long list of things to do before I die. I do at least 2 things every year...but I probably add more than than I accomplish. Last year was skydiving and a mini-marathon

    The ONE that I'm afraid I'll never actually accomplish is to be in the Olympics. I trained to be an olympic gymnast but had an injury that sidelined that dream. Still hoping to go...maybe as a curler, or a coach, I'd even settle for being a media member, but I'd really REALLY like to be a part of the olympics in some significant role.

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  91. Pretty!!
    Beautiful!!
    Sweet!!

    :)

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  92. before I die I want to fall in love, marry the man of my dreams and have children.
    i want those things more than anything.

    cauthen.ashley@gmail.com

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  93. oh oh OOOH we must get you on Ellen! that's by far my favourite talk show ever - love her! would be so cool to see you on that show (i plan to be an audience member when hubz and i got on a road trip)

    i've never heard of that show but i'll have to check it out! there are so many things i want to do but the first thing that comes to mind is to vacation in Paris - have wanted to do that for as long as i can remember.

    p.s. i'll be in wpg in a few days! eeek!

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  94. I want to travel ALL over the world and take TONNES of photos of everything and compile them into a huge photobook.

    ~Tracey
    traceysawatzky@hotmail.com

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  95. See the Aurora Borealis, in real life, not through photographs. I want to stand under a sky of magical light. It would be so quietly blissful.

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  96. hi im brandi at iheartbueno@gmail.com
    1. go on a mission trip once a year at least.
    2. i want to spend a summer in costa rica so i can surf, live cheap, live simple, and explore the rainforest.

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  97. Hello!

    Before I die I want to open a dance studio for the handicapped; dancers who became crippled or just people who thought their disability was holding them back.

    -vickayyy

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  98. o girl, you are SO gonna be on Ellen! no doubt about that! my dream is to start a new business. already own one, but i've lost my love for that one (to "businessy") and now i'm starting a new one. i'm gonna do it, and i'm sure i'll succeed. if there's a will, there's a way right?

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  99. before I die I want to dance all nighr on the street of New Orleans on Mardi Gras with beads in my hair and high heels hurting my feet :D

    trisha 81 (at) gmail.com

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  100. EVA_n_essence

    I want to experience Space Travel before I die

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  101. I want to own my own shop to sell all my craft goodies in before i die *fingers crossed*

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  102. drinking wine with my dearest friends and laugh till the morning comes.

    -xx-

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  103. i would like to dive of one of those giant cliffs (and get out of it alive, if posibble..)

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  104. i want to leave the security of a full-time office gig under florescent lights to pursue my DREAM of artsing/crafting FULL TIME IN THE SUN at my own pace. thanks for the inspiration! SEE YOU ON ELLEN!! :D

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  105. I want to tell someone that I love him sooooo much :-)

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  106. I want to grab a large cute backpack. Fill it with some clothes, some yarn, buttons, and a hook. And go backpacking with my love in Thailand, Austraila, Europe...and the list goes on. Just no where cold. I don't do well in cold.

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  107. Okay. Obviously, I've read one too many Agatha Christie novels. But here's what I want.

    I want to travel somewhere by rail.

    And, while doing so, I want to solve a murder aboard my train. Very Murder on the Orient Express, I know. But still.

    Thanks for the fun giveaway - I've enjoyed reading everyone's comments!

    -Megan
    goldiebell@gmail.com

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  109. I would totally watch Ellen if your were a guest, Leigh-Ann!
    Before I die I would love to travel and see the world. I've already been to Japan and the Philippines, so I would like to go to some countries in Europe.

    Vel.jess@gmail.com

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  110. before I die... I want to wash my hair underneath a waterfall.. now, I'm not talking waterfall like Niagra Falls waterfall, but just a small little one in a rainforest somewhere. It's pretty much a reenactment of an Herbal Essence commercial. One of the many things on my endless bucket list!
    -karen
    misterrunyan@yahoo.com

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  111. I think it would be amazing to go thrufting across the country!! you would find so many cute things from everywhere! I would want to do that or go to Europe and visit my Friend Tim who was a foreign exchange tudent at my high school.

    -Zandra D.
    (abballer13@gmail.com)

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  112. 1. i want to read every book on the "books you need to read before you die" list.
    2. i want to travel and see France, Italy, and Greece

    Olivia

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  113. Ooooooh I would love to go to Australia. Don't know why but that has always been the place I wanted to go to. And I have a husband and son who never want to go anywhere. We'll never have money to go. Can't afford it. Makes me a little sad. I'm 47 and I would really like to see a little more of the world that is out there before I die.

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  114. I would seriously love to see you on Ellen. I imagine a giggle frenzy! It would be too cute.

    Before I die, I'd like to take my mom to NYC for a girl's weekend with shopping, eating, and seeing a show of course!

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  115. Before I die, I want to go to New Zealand and see the wonderful nature there... <3

    Luisa
    LuluB2001@web.de

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  116. Ha, LA on Ellen. Now that would be fun.
    What a thought provoking question.....I am in the middle of doing a bit of soul searching at the moment so can I get back to you on that one?

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  117. before i die, i'd like to visit the anne frank house in amsterdam. her diary has been my favorite book since i was twelve, and i can't help but think about what great things she would've done if she hadn't passed on so young.

    also,to eat from a taco truck lol. eating at one can be dangerous :)

    *amanda*
    toothfaerie5@yahoo.com

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  118. i want to run a triathalon!
    oh and also travel across the US eating at all the diner drive ins and dives... hmmm, those two don't really go together! :)

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  119. i want to be able to play crazy love by poco on the guitar before i die. my sweet daddy bought me a guitar for christmas and I can proudly play Two String Rock. soooo far to go but I am proud to be doing it!
    love the pic of you, it rocks!
    amanda
    sweetrevelry@gmail.com

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  120. I WANT TO fall in love (: before i die.

    crazy, happily, madly in love. start a family
    have little freckled red-headed children
    adopt- and have one big haaaapy family.

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  121. i want to get a tattoo and become a mum. <3 that's what i want to do before i die.

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  122. I would like to live off the grid before I kick the bucket

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  123. I think I would like to make peace with myself regarding my absent biological father.

    Erg, that is a really serious one. How about I have a fun goal, too? :)

    I ALSO want to go to the Olympics and see it all with my very own eyes--not on the tv!

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  124. I want to be successful in my life using the gifts that I was given and love doing...like art and music :)

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  125. I want to write a novel that will make many many people happy. I want my book to make them feel good about themselves and their lives. I want my book to help them become better people. I want my book to make them smile and laugh but also bring a little tear to their eyes.
    I'm working on writing it but it's really hard for me. But I'm praying and trying and also dreaming.

    Thank you for making me think about that again, Leigh-Ann. I'd love to win something handmade by *you*, but even just thinking about that again that way, is a wonderful prize. Thank you.
    Efrat Kashat, Israel

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  126. live, really live, with no rules, no school, and no forethought. just adventure after adventure.

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  127. I want to do oh so many things... actually have a honeymoon - meet my penpal from elementary school in her homeland of Cornwall, England - see the country side of England and its surrounding countries - start my own blog - turn my love for crafts into a business - meet you and the other indie business ladies - etc.

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  128. Before I die I'd LOVE to get some FOLLOWERS for my blog!! Please tell me how to make it successful! I feel like I'm writing to no one...
    www.outlawmuffinmaneuver.blogspot.com

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  129. Before I die I want to travel to Cambodia and help girls who are in the sex slave industry get out.

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  130. Before I die, I want to travel the world with my boyfriend, make a difference in every place I visit, somehow, and just enjoy every single day I'm given.

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  131. I would say I wanna do many things before I die, the last thing I added to my list was visiting the valley where Vali Myers (great source of inspiration she was a great painter and a true gypsy) spent most of her life. The valley is in Italy. My name is Cyd and the email is elousions@gmail.com

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  132. before i die i want to travel to Transylvania and visit Bran Castle home to Dracula...i've always had a fascination with vampires and i think this would be the ultimate...

    angela.mayse@gmail.com

    xox
    A*

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  133. I just want to live in a home alone with my boyfriend and our three cats. Simple but it would make me so happy.

    Circusfish79@sbcglobal.net

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  134. I would like to finish a marathon and go to Ireland and visit all the castles and pubs I can before I die!

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  135. Sweet pea!
    I am in love with that show! Just caught it for the first time a while back. Watched them deliver a baby!

    Ellen would LOVE you to bits and pieces!

    I'd like to be a mother before i die. Thankfully i'm a few months into that process ;) But i hope to be the kind of mother that i can look back and be proud of myself for raising my child the best way i know how.

    :)

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  136. I want to protect second diccertation, and finally get married and give birth two children and to grow them

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  137. before i die i would like to...solve a case like sherlok holmes, be star in a movie, jump from an airplane, drive a helicopter, draw in the berlin wall, live in another country, explore my own country:), go up with an airballoon, visit india and kairo, date with brad pitt :)(or at least meet him),be the queen in rio de janeiro carnival :) and more more more

    thanks leigh ann i never knew i wanted to do so crazy things..but i wish i could do them all!!!!!

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  138. Before I die I'd like to travel the world with my husband and children so we can learn new languages and discover foreign cultures and landscapes.

    lejn05@yahoo.com

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  139. I want to own my own farm, yoga retreat center, music recording studio, all rolled into one!

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  140. just show her that video of you and the parrot that stole your wallet...that one was a riot! haha, she'd have you on ellen in a heartbeat! eeek!

    my dream is to design stamps for papertrey ink! i just love their products and they all seem sooo cute and nice and i want to be a part of it! hehe. xoxo andie...

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  141. Before i die i want to be a good mother and visit Paris!

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  142. I want to become an author.

    xoxo
    christen
    thekrumms@gmail.com

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  143. I want to visit Paris
    lucianita[@]sapo[.]pt

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  144. I want to hike the Appalachiain Trail before I die.
    Tammie.shaw@hotmail.com

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  145. well, I want to find the love of my live :)

    mari27sol@yahoo.com

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  146. I want to go to culinary school and intern in France or Italy.
    -Meg (megbrothers@gmail.com)

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  147. I want to take a trip to Australia and New Zealand

    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  148. I want to travel in Japan and live in the UK.

    shiki6210 at gmail dot com

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  149. I'd love to work and live and tour Italy! And Switzerland. And be an author. Lots to do it seems

    thanks for this!

    reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

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  150. Wow your dream is AWESOME! I watch Ellen every single day, and I truly believe that if you wrote in and shared your story with her that there is a very good chance that she would have you on the show! She is truly an inspiration to everyone...and her positivity is unbelievable.

    My dream is for my husband and I to one day adopt a child who is less fortunate than we are. We have no children of our own...and I would have never thought I would ever want to adopt...but I think it would be unbelievable to adopt a child and raise him/her in love because he/she might not have had that otherwise. That is my dream. :)

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  151. I want to see a Red Sox game at Fenway Park.

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  152. Something I've always wanted to do - as long as I can remember - is to live in Europe. I'd like to live there for at least 3 years. I love Spain, or maybe Italy. Somewhere colorful, happy, and bold.
    I think it's something that will make me grow in ways I don't even know about yet!

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  153. I have a whole list for this that I try to add to every now and again, when the mood strikes. One of my faves is to ride a bicycle built for two, and one that I added recently is to bake bread from scratch.

    lisakercher@gmail.com

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  154. I want to have a child and raise him/her to be an amazing person. :)

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  155. Before I die, I'd like to run my own business. Be passionate about what I do and answer to no one but myself. **sigh**

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  156. I'd like to travel to England, Scotland or France before I die.

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  157. ooh...i have a whole list of things i want to do before i die!!! one thing on my list is to see the aurora borealis :)

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  158. Before I die, I want to go to Rome, and visit the "Ponte Milvio" with my sweetheart.

    Please enter me in this contest!!

    magabygc AT gmail DOT com

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  159. Before I die, I would LOVE to backpack across Europe and Asia--not have any set plan, but just to go. No plans on where I'm going to stay, what I'm going to see... just to go. No time limit. See as much as I can, but not in the touristy way.

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  160. Before I die I would like to visit Indonesia. My moms parents have lived there and this year we planned to go there with our family. Sadly she passed away last year, so I'm determined to go there, for her.

    Kim
    The Netherlands

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  161. Leigh Ann,
    Before I die I want to go to outer space. It has been my biggest dream since 7th grade. Every new development in the science of it makes me dizzy with excitement. I keep up the hope that someday I will be out there among the stars.
    <3
    Erin*

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  162. ooops, you see what thinking about it does to me, there I go getting all giddy and forgetful. Erin E B can be reached at erin.barr.111@gmail.com

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  163. I want to travel the world with my husband (currently he is a boyfriend) and raise our children in a foreign country.
    -Kaitlyn G. iwanttobeaspork(at)aol(dot)com

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  164. Something I'd like to do before I died... Well really I want to just be happy in a career that I love doing. I want to have a tiny garden on a balcony in New York City with those cute night string lights that Id plug up and curl up under watching the stars at night while sipping on sweet tea(yes even in NYC haha). I want to grow old knowing that this is the ulimate fixation of happiness... Traveling the world would be nice, I admit, but I think life is way too short to not be happy... I believe that anyone could have something simple as my dream and be happy with life.

    Ashley Womble
    sympathetic_kitty@yahoo.com

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  165. I want to impact people's lives.
    sara
    purplezara@yahoo.com

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  166. WOW thats a hard question to answer . I actually have a list for things I want to do and it has over 365 things .Ranging from small little things to bold and daring feats . A taste of my wants is to go to the olympics , black watering rafting in New Zealand , falling in love, joining doctors without borders , skidiving , zip lining in the amazons , seeing the great wall of china, skiing in the alpes and many many many many more things

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  167. Visit Bali!!!
    Thanks for this chance,
    Hugs

    Betsabè
    ale84.vercelli at hotmail dot it

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  168. I would love to go to Ireland before I die and see some of my family's ancestry and meet other kids that have my kids' names.

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  169. Before I die...I want to help teenagers. Teach them. Encourage them. Make sure they know that someone cares about them and their future. Oh, and I also want to fall in love and be a mommy. : )

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  170. Before I die, I want to be a successful and famous singer in my own gothic metal band.

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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  171. I would love to be involved in La Toma Tina-the worlds largest tomatoe fight. Sounds like fun to me! cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  172. Hi!

    Just wanted to let you know that I listed this giveaway on my site. (before it was over) :)

    Here's the direct link:

    http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/02/pouch-from-freckled-nest.html

    If you happen to have any other internationally open giveaways, I'd love to hear about them!

    Thanks,

    Ronit
    internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
    http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com

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