Mighty Life List
Aug 25 2010

Gift Bag Giveaway: Epiphanie Bag and Photojojo Instant Camera

So! The gift bags for the Federated Media cocktail party in New York were kind of jaw dropping thanks to a couple of good friends. Maile from Epiphanie Bags, the woman who did our family photoshoot, offered to give us a bunch of her camera bags:

Then our friends downstairs at Photojojo said they could get us some Fuji Instax Minis and film:

Are these gift bags ludicrous? Yes they are. Do you want one?

Leave a comment telling us something on your life list by Monday, August 30 at noon PST. Your comment enters you for a chance to win the Lola Epiphanie camerabag and Photojojo’s Fuji Instax Mini 25 Instant Camera. I hope you win, because I like you very much. Thanks for reading.

Now for the fine print: Please only leave one comment, because it’s the nice thing to do, and also because multiple entries will be disqualified. I’ll use random.org to select the winner, and I’ll announce who won at the top of this post and in a separate post on Monday.

2,386 Responses to “Gift Bag Giveaway: Epiphanie Bag and Photojojo Instant Camera”

  • Rhea (Greek Feaster) Says:

    Yes. YEEEEEEEEES! I wants it!!

  • Jen Says:

    On my lifellist is travel to Ireland, which my husband I plan to cross off the list next May.

  • Sarah Says:

    Visit Farm Sanctuary in New York!

  • Isa Says:

    The first item on my life list is to have a reason to go get a passport. I want to go somewhere…

  • Molly Says:

    Wow! That bag is pretty amazing.

    One of my items is to take a month-long summer vacation with my children.

  • Denise Barba Says:

    Learn to Surf, Which is a perfectly attainable life-list goal, since I live on the east coast.

  • Rachel Says:

    On my life list is to travel to Hawaii and Italy for Ultimate Frisbee tournaments. The husband and I are working on this one. :)

  • Sunny Hunt Says:

    Lifelist item: travel to India and go on a walking safari through a Tiger Preserve.

    Would love to take the camera with me!

  • Erica Lucci Says:

    Photograph all the public libraries in Phoenix (because they are beautiful) and get to them all by bicycle.

  • wumples Says:

    My life list is really just ideas floating around in my head. I’ve never put it down on paper. So I suppose the most important thing on my life list right now… is to get around to making my life list.

    Or to go on a cruise. :)

  • Liz S. Says:

    Next up on my life list is running a half marathon triple-crown – three half marathons in one year. One down, two to go, hopefully done by early December!

  • Maggi Says:

    I just added a new goal to my list: to fish for (some sort of sustainable, non-endangered) shark, clean it myself, and make the tasty shark meat into empanadas. Go on, ask me how that one came about.

  • Nancy R Says:

    I forget how I worded it, but I have on my list something to the effect of seeing red hot lava flow in Hawaii. We’re planning a trip with my husband’s family for 2012 and I’m starting to wonder if I should reconsider the boat tour I was thinking of and go for a helicopter tour…I’m concerned about sea sickness, you know? When the hot lava hits the cold ocean doesn’t it seem like that would churn up some waves? I need to add that to my list of research.

  • Megan Says:

    Take my vegetarian self to Buenos Aires!

    (Which I did last week! I’m so full on medialunas and tostadas con queso!)

  • Sarah S Says:

    I have zip-lining on my list, and I am doing it next week with my husband for our 10th anniversary.

  • Jen Says:

    On my lifelist is to start a family (and now my hubby and I are expecting in March!) Love this bag and camera! So adorable!

  • Shannon Says:

    I’m going to make it to all seven continents (only three left!!)

  • Charlotte Says:

    My favorite thing:

    Tile a bathroom with Scrabble tiles. :D

  • Cam Says:

    I’ve always wanted to go ice skating in Central Park. Looks like I get to check that off come November! Love the bag, very pretty!

  • Khadijeh Says:

    From my life list: Grow a huge vegetable garden, and cook, eat, share, and can it all.

  • Jessi Says:

    I went to France once and stopped at this tiny little bakery in this tiny little seaside village. I ate an amazing espresso eclaire. I want to go back and have another one before I die.

  • Bethany Says:

    Eat a baguette in Paris.

  • Aron Says:

    An item on my life list is to take photographs using some of the strangest film cameras I can find. The Photojojo Instant Camera is definitely on *that* list! Oh, and my wife would kill for that bag! :)

  • Marina Says:

    I want to drive a dump truck. A big one. With tires as tall as me. Maybe even as tall as me in my highest heels. Hey, maybe I’ll even wear the heels while driving the dump truck.

  • celisa Says:

    oooowweeee this give away is just what i need!

    i have been marking off my life list….the one i am working on now is visit all 50 states!! :)

  • Megan Says:

    Have more kids…will be complete in December 2010 :)

  • Brenda Says:

    One of my life list goals is to visit Australia.

  • Anne Says:

    Number 59 on my list: read the newspaper every day for a year.

  • amy Says:

    travel to Cuba and Antarctica, Swing from a trapeeze,

  • Kelly Says:

    On my life list: start a blog about package design, brand identity, and consumer shifts.

  • Sabrina Allen Says:

    Go to the Bluebell Icecream Factory (and not count the mass amount of coloric goodness I will consume.)

    For those of you who have never had Bluebell. . . I mourn for you. Get thee self to Texas ASAP and get the homemade vanilla. It will change your life.

  • Jill P. Says:

    Grow a garden!

  • Jamie Says:

    Eat a slice of Boston Cream Pie at The Parker House Hotel.

  • Leslie Says:

    Photograph a space shuttle launch

  • jenna Says:

    Learn Spanish to use in my work as a doula.

  • Kim Says:

    On my life list: Travel around Europe, take a vacation with girlfriends where we go to spas and lay on the beach for a week, start a family.

  • N Says:

    One life list item that I just accomplished — my first job in New York! Next up, to start saving for retirement. Hey, stop making fun of me!

  • Arlene Says:

    One thing is to enter a photography contest; this sure would help!

  • Donna K. Says:

    Honestly, one thing on my newly drafted life list
    is to learn to take good, clear, centred photos with my camera. Oh, and it would be nice to have a bag for my camera too so that I can find it when a photo-op comes up. xo

  • Amy Sly Says:

    A stylish camera bag? I never thought I’d live to see the day!

  • Kassie Says:

    Next up on the life list: “35. Take artistic nude photos of myself.” I want this to be an opportunity to view my plus size self as sexy and lovely, instead of unfinished and dieting.


  • Emily Says:

    One of the items on my lifelist is to attend a speaking event for (and meet) Anthony Bourdain. I am a huge foodie and I love his matter-of-fact (read: badass) attitude. :) ::swoon::


  • Colleen R. Says:

    Become a derby girl. I only started training this summer, but I love roller derby already! Training however, does not mean teammate… If I don’t make the team next week, I’ll make it next season for sure!

  • Emsy Says:

    Bring the boyfriend to Israel

  • Dawn B Says:

    I want to life beach-front again! A reasonable second place would be to at least live *near* the beach again.

  • NotoriousMLE Says:

    Eat at Topolobampo in Chicago. The whole time I will have my husband call me First Lady and I’ll call him Mr. President.

  • Robin (noteverstill) Says:

    I have this sort of category on my list that involves learning how to make all of the foods I normally rely on buying and wouldn’t think to make: things like crackers, cheese, wine. The subcategory I want to tackle first is condiments. Is it weird to make mustard a life goal? But how does one make mustard? I have no idea… but I’m going to find out.

  • nancy Says:

    Wow! What a great prize! :)
    I hope to visit Japan, Iran, and India before I die…those are three things wrapped into one from my life list!

  • Annie Says:

    #17 on my lifelist: have a yard full of lilac bushes

  • Jaimie Says:

    One thing on my life list is to go to Paris and try to not speak English.

  • Lauren Says:

    Drive down the Pacific Coast Highway, from Vancouver to San Diego.

  • Carrie Says:

    To throw an amazing, memorable, dance filled and funny bash for my 30th birthday in November.

  • Haley Says:

    Sew a dress I’ll actually wear. This started as just “make a dress for myself”. I made a dress and it was terribly frumpy and had a weird fabric bulge at the back. A little wiser about construction now I have a pattern picked for a fresh attempt.

  • Megan Says:

    I want to finish writing my novel. (And when I do, I will want to photograph that moment!)

  • Andrew Says:

    One item on my life list is to teach my kids how to cook. My fondest memories of my mom was learning to cook from her. I want to make sure I pass on that tradition and passion.

  • Courtney MW Says:

    Visit the Maldives with my sister.

  • Stacey Says:

    Learn archery!

  • Jenn dePaula Says:

    One of my life list goals is to go to Tjernagel, Norway with my parents, my husband and son to meet our family that still lives over there. My mom and dad are the third generation to live in America and seeing where we come from would be overwhelmingly beautiful.

  • Melissa Says:

    I want to make my own mozzerella.

  • Jessica R. Says:

    Send a birthday card to every friend and relative over the course of a year (and hopefully beyond!)

  • parsingtime Says:

    Take my daughter on a safari in Africa which is where her grandparents were born.

  • Sarah Says:

    On my life list: attending the Winter Olympics.

  • yvanka Says:

    Desire! From my list, #19: Perform something from every major Sondheim musical!

  • Lindsey Says:

    My life list includes writing children’s books and making it to Israel in 2012. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  • KB Says:

    I’d love to make my nephew (half Japanese) a Totoro cake for his birthday. I think he’d love it.

  • Sasha Says:

    Take my kids to Europe and blow their minds with language barriers and tasty food. Oh…and introduce them to their relatives.

  • BonnieB Says:

    What an amazing looking bag…

    On my life list is to take a two month vacation to Italy where I can immerse myself into the culture and uniqueness of each city, town or villa that I visit.

  • Adam Gallardo Says:

    An item on my life list that looks like it might be accomplished is to finish writing a novel. Next item: get that sucker published!

  • Erin Says:

    Love it!

    One of mine is to go parasailing someplace tropical.

  • Amber Says:

    I bought my first DSLR a couple of months back and have yet to buy a bag for it and have been carting it around in a tote bag, so I’d love this gorgeous bag and camera. I’m actually crossing an item off my Mighty Life List tonight: Get over fear of canning. I’m usually fearless in the kitchen, but canning makes me nervous because of the potential of, you know, poisoning people. So, tonight I take a canning class! Thanks for doing these giveaways!

  • Jim Says:

    A bag for the wife and a camera for me. Perfect giveaway ;)

  • Natalie Stone Says:

    Very recently added:

    Less bullshit, more creativity.

  • Beverly Says:

    To live in Santa Fe for 6 months.

  • Sarahndipitea Says:

    Life list item?

    Visit Greece without a plan … no plan … that’s scary.

  • degan beley Says:

    top of my list: swim with whale sharks. :)

  • Beverly Says:

    Currently on my life list: carry a rocking red tote with a cool camera in it everywhere I go. Jokes (seriously though). After a weekend in Sonoma I think my life list will include going to Napa and growing a grapevine on my family’s land back in Virgina. Lofty!

  • Alison Says:

    Lifelist Item #2. Dedicate a bench in Central Park to my mother, a native New Yorker.

  • Mollie Says:

    I want to publish a coffee table book of my photographs.

  • Sara Says:

    I am THIS close to accomplishing #1 on my list since age 12: becoming a doctor.

  • Laura Says:

    Travel and take photos on every continent
    (ps thanks for the great inspiration – i finally paused last weekend and put pen to paper for my list)

  • Ashley Says:

    I want to go trekking in the Andes.

  • Miss B Says:

    I don’t have a written-out list, really (that sort of quantified thinking is not generally my thing) — but one thing that is on my mental list is visiting Iceland. Which I will be doing, for 5 days, in November, as the beginning of a month-long European trip.

  • Krysta Says:

    Go to a baseball game at ever MLB stadium!

  • everydayamy Says:

    #24 on my life list: Send my mom to space camp! (But don’t tell her, it’s a surprise.)

    I LOVE the bag – and the Fuji Instax is a-ma-zing.

  • Julie B. Says:

    I want to take my sons camping.

  • Jen T Says:

    I want to work up the nerve to ski a black diamond (or double black diamond!) trail.

  • Meg B. Says:

    I want to stop stalling and launch my business website!

  • MomofDavid Says:

    Life list item: To win cool stuff in a Mightygirl gift bag giveaway.

  • jlee Says:

    to be in the presence of a master craftsman (any craft) and marvel at their passion and expertise.

  • Sue @ Laundry for Six Says:

    I love those bags! Run a sprint triathalon is on my life list.

  • Kathi Says:

    Touch my toes without bending my knees.

  • Meadow Says:

    Finish remodeling my forever house (note: It will never be done)

  • Lisa Says:

    On my life list: spend a summer with my husband and children in a French or Italian farm house.

  • Sarah G Says:

    I’m working on watching every movie Hitchcock directed. Dude made some great movies!

  • Kristin Steiner Says:

    To give birth naturally, no drugs. My baby boy is due in 3 days.


  • Jenny K Says:

    Going rafting has been on my life list for a while, and come September 11, I’ll be checking that bad boy off! I can’t wait!

  • v Says:

    travel to patagonia – going in november.

  • Lil Says:

    Ah, it would be a dream come true to share something at TED. That something I still need to figure out :)

  • Tricia Says:

    Fabulous prizes!

    I want to go to cowgirl camp.

  • Ryan Says:

    Give Robert Wagner a sponge bath.

  • Sarah Says:

    Those are amazing! I want one!

  • Nikki Says:

    Drive (and camp) across Canada with the kids.

  • Dulcie. Says:

    Take or make that photo/painting that’s been living in my head for a year.

  • Trish T. Says:

    I love this giveaway! One action on my life list is taking a pottery class.

  • Lisa Says:

    on my list is Go to Paris!

  • Courtney Says:

    What a great bag!
    I set 28 goals for my 28th year and love how accomplished I feel when I complete one. On my list to do soon: get my passport.

  • Maria Says:

    One of the goals on my life-list is to Ice-skate on canals in Amsterdam. Preferably while wearing a fabulous coat complete with a muff and a (faux)fur hat.

  • KJ Says:

    Ooo.. my life list includes a trip to Ireland too. I would take my sweetie and travel all over looking at people that could be related to me. Of course, I would be taking this camera and bag too!

  • Yvonne Says:

    Travel. Travel and more Travel!

  • Mary Beth Says:

    Learn how to play banjo. Well.

  • karin Says:

    Walk across the Golden Gate bridge.

  • Brandy Says:

    Spend the day, one-on-one, with each of my siblings. I have two estranged brothers, and I want to spend time with them.

  • carrie Says:

    Spend a month biking around New Zealand.

  • sarah mia Says:

    On my life list? Marry the boy of my dreams. Sappy, but true. Luckily I already found him and we are very much in love, now for the fun parts :)

    Go team!

  • Lorrie Says:

    Some years ago, I added “camping under the stars at Pt. Reyes”, which I’ll be doing in two weeks!

  • Desiree. Says:

    I unwittingly made my lifelist three weeks before getting laid off from my job, and it lifted my spirits to use my new free time to do things I always wanted to do, rather than spend every waking moment worried about finding work. I grew a garden, learned how to play the ukulele, and moved halfway across the country to a city I’d never seen.

  • Yvonne Says:

    Travel. Travel. Travel.

  • Jen Says:

    One item on my life list is to see 50 “broadway” musicals by the time I’m 50. I say “broadway” because it would be hard for me to see all of them in NYC because of scheduling – mine and the musicals’.

  • Jen M. Says:

    I’m training for a marathon the weekend after Thanksgiving! Can’t wait to cross it off my list :)

  • Meg Says:

    Become passably ambidextrous.

  • heather Says:

    on my life list is to go to pastry school. making it happen next year…woo!

  • Leta Says:

    Travel to England.

  • Kara Says:

    #25 on my list – Get a maple bacon doughnut from Voodoo Donuts in Portland, Oregon.

    I really NEED a good camera bag, too. My precious camera is sad that it doesn’t have a proper bag to be carried around in.

  • Spring Says:

    See the sun rise while standing at the Sphinx on the day of the Vernal Equinox.

  • BKC Says:

    That bag is so gorgeous! One of my life list items is to become a surrogate mother for the nicest guys I’ve ever known.

  • Kelley Says:

    Take a ride in a hot air balloon!

  • Cat Says:

    On my life list: Catch a firefly!

  • Whitney Says:

    Beat cancer!!!!

  • Nicole Says:

    On my life list is to become a published author.

  • Jamie Says:

    Return to Germany and meet my mother’s cousins.

  • erniebufflo Says:

    On my life list: go to Mykonos, swim in the ocean, drink wine, eat tons of feta.

  • samantha Says:

    One that I’ve been thinking about a lot lately is eating fresh Dungeness crab on the Dungeness spit.

  • Julia T. Says:

    Have a child – which I’m currently working on as I’m 20 weeks pregnant! So, since that one’s in progress, another item on my life list is traveling to China with my husband.

  • chellebird Says:

    I want to learn to properly carve a chicken. I bake a chicken every other week, and then just…hack at it. This is a life skill I need. Soon! Then I’ll take mini pictures of my perfectly carved chicken.

  • Rahul Says:

    My life list: Eat every single flavor of ice cream available in a calendar year at Humphrey Slocombe.

  • Sharon Marks Says:

    Launch a new cottage maintenance business with my husband!

  • Jacqueline Says:

    Going to ‘the ends of the earth’ and I will cross that one off at the beginning of October when I go to Tasmania!

  • Nicole Kazee Says:

    To do a half ironman triathlon! I did my first shorter races this summer, and I’m HOOKED. Now I’m feeling that strange urge to totally wreck my body and train for every hour of my free time in the service of accomplishing a personal goal :-)

  • Janelle Says:

    I’d like to spend a night in each of the 50 states.

  • souphead Says:

    the only item currently on my life list is to start a life list. i’m not saying that just to enter…it’s twue. you’ve inspired me, but i’m a professional procrastinator.

  • jennifer Says:

    oh.. i dooo love it!! :D both of them!!

    something on the life list – own my own business before i turn 30.

  • Kristen Says:

    #54: Learn to breakdance. Ideally, without breaking myself.

  • Meredith Says:

    One item from my life list: learn how to take really good photos.

  • Jessica Hampson Says:

    I want to plan a trip to Detroit to take my mom to Hitsville USA. My mom is the one that introduced the fantastic music of Motown and it is because of her that I know all the words to every Temptations, Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder song.

    She is amazing.

  • Heather Says:

    To learn how to meditate. And then actually use the skill.

    Great giveaway, Maggie! Thanks for sharing!!

  • Syd Says:

    I keep putting off writing my life list. But it’s lingering in my head. One thing I’d like to do is learn to sew and design my own outfit. I’ve been dreaming of doing this since I was a little girl. I’m 34, I think it time to get over of my fear of starting something big.

  • Kat Says:

    Oooh! I’d love to win this. Fingers crossed!

  • Brandon Says:

    Visit another continent.

  • Jen Kelly Says:

    I created a new top ten list just for this comment.

    #1 is to get a bike, go carless + lose weight by my birthday

    (I know that sounds like three, but they’re all related)

  • Maura Says:

    Way cool! One item on my life list is to be on Sesame Street and/or write a children’s book.

  • Camille Says:

    Build a dirtbike. From scratch like a cake, have been slowly reading up on automotives to prepare for this one high on my list!

  • AVB Says:

    89. Cheer on a matador during a bullfight in Spain.

  • Jessica Mae Says:

    I want!! =)

    On my life list is to make a quilt with my mom. If I had that camera I could take a picture of said quilt… hint… hint…

  • Katie Says:

    I want to have monthly Sunday dinners with lots of friends, good food, kids playing and music.

    I just started composing my life list last week, only half way through!

    Looks like a super fun camera!

  • Melis Says:

    I want to swim with Whale Sharks off the coast of Mexico. And I want to take that bag and camera with me (at least on the boat!). :)

  • Sooz Says:

    Petra. I’d really like to visit Petra.

  • HG Says:

    20. Learn to sew just well enough to make myself A-line skirts.

  • Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] Says:

    Life List: take my girls to Paris like my mama took me.

  • Shannon Says:

    <3 !
    On my life list.. start my own etsy.com store and sell my artwork & crafts!

  • Kristen Says:

    I want to help an adult learn to read. That’s gift that would be wonderful to give.

  • Sasha Wolff Says:

    Oh man! I’d love to win either of those!

    Let’s see… what’s on my life list? I want to do a triathlon… or fulfill my childhood dream of working on a movie! :)

  • Sommar Says:

    Take an entire summer off. No work. No school. Three months of open time and see what happens.

  • Anne Says:

    On my lifelist: travel to Cuba, Italy and Iceland. And maybe some others.

  • Carrie Says:

    need this so much!

    Life list: publish something I’ve written

  • Alexa Says:

    To finally book and go on our honeymoon! We got married in May and we’re finally getting our trip on the schedule!

  • Tony Says:

    I would like to visit the friends I’ve made in Peru again.

  • Mackenzie Says:

    Go for a run with my husband around the Eiffel Tower.

  • Alyce Says:

    I want to make a movie!

  • Thomas Says:

    Well, I would have said spend April in Paris with my beautiful wife, but right now, it is get a job and get health insurance again for my family.

  • The Other Laura Says:

    Take a photography course!

  • Ginny Says:

    One thing on my life list is to travel internationally with my husband.

  • Jess Says:

    Eat gelato while sitting on the side of a fountain in Italy.

  • Stanley Says:

    I want to see the Northern Lights. Also, winning this would be a nice present for my beautiful daughter.

  • Misha Says:

    I made a huge life list last year, thanks to you. I love that bag! Whew…

    My number one current thing on my list is to live on the lake while my kids are still young enough to play in it with me.

  • dreadpiraterach Says:

    One of the short-term attainable things on my life list is to take a mosaic class and make something beautiful for our home.

    A longer-term example is see and photograph the Aurora Borealis

    That bag is a delight and the camera looks marvelous..

    (PS- I am in the UK. You haven’t mentioned that it’s for US only, so I’m going to be optimistic!)

  • Alaina Says:

    Own a pair of fabulous blue shoes.

  • Sarah Says:

    To attend the Olympics, as a spectator, in a country where English is not the primary language (because that feels like cheating, especially if it’s in North America).

  • Claire Says:

    Oooh!! Me! Me! That bag is ridiculously gorgeous.

  • Hana K. Says:

    Life list item: Go back to S. Korea and explore beyond Seoul!

  • angie Says:

    One of the many items on my list… To try my hand at painting.

    Thank you for offering such a great prize package!

    All the best.

  • Jennifer Says:

    Musee d’Orsay with my daughter on a winter day, followed by hot chocolate.

  • Aarron Says:

    I’d love to win the bag because it’s my partners birthday monday and she would loooooove it! Also idle the camera because it would be brilliant to take photos of my gorgeous baby boy Leo. Something about my life: I’m cash poor but love rich :-)

  • Jennifer Says:

    Go to Greece.

  • Louise McCormack Says:

    One of my goals is to have a framed, signed post-it by the guy who invented post-its.It just has to happen…

  • Mary Woestehoff Says:

    Top of my list is to visit Denali with my husband. But skydiving, learning to surf and running a marathon are up there too! :)

  • HeatherTx Says:

    Oh, love your site! =)

  • Wendy Says:

    Visit/volunteer at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.

  • Desiree Says:

    Under the travel portion of my list, I have, “Visit Stonehenge and actually touch the stones.” Done! I can’t wait to see the next amazing opportunity my list brings me.

  • Sarah Brown Says:

    This is funny, since yesterday I added several items to my life list, and one was “buy a better camera.”

    I have been coveting this baby since Antonia got home from New York!

  • Frances Says:

    Scuba dive in the Azores :)

  • Sharon Says:

    Actively travel with my kids with the first trip being to Italy. I’d love to take this bag and camera!

  • Jessica Says:

    Kiss the Blarney Stone.

  • Chanin Says:


  • merrymishaps Says:

    Amazing prize!
    While I don’t officially have a life list, I do know I want to live at the beach someday. Likely location: Outer Banks, NC.

  • Ariel Says:

    Become a cheesemaker.

  • Jennifer Knighton Says:

    Take my husband on a surprise, last-minute, exotic vacation.

  • Lisa Says:

    On the list: go zip-lining (about to be knocked off this October when I’m in St. Martin – where these fantastic prizes would come in all sorts of handy)!

  • Karen Says:

    That’s a camera bag? Nice!

    On my life list: set foot in all 50 states. I’ve only got 15 left to go!

  • Megan Says:

    That camera bag is fabulous — who doesn’t want a red camera bag?

    Lifelist item: See the Great White Sharks at seal island off of South Africa.

    I also love sharks. Can you tell?

  • SeattleSchmtit Says:

    On the life list: a trek in Nepal and/or northern India where the Damai Lama lives.

  • Elizabeth Says:

    I want to go white water rafting.

  • Amber Says:

    Teach my son to play basketball.

  • KoleBigEars Says:

    My list is soooo long I have had to make a short list to compliment the long list.

    On the short list is to finally get myself to Mt Rainier and the Washington coast and take a bazillion pictures. Oh and all of my friends want me to start doing pet portraits for them too…

  • Leslie Says:

    Life List Item: To travel Europe with my hubby!

  • Vielka Says:

    Lifelist item #1…complete art history degree! Better late than never, right?!

  • kathryn Says:

    i would like to publish my novel. heck, just getting it written would be good enough, but it would be better if it’s edited and bound.

  • cj coppola Says:

    I want to see the Rose Bowl and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parades in person.

  • scud Says:

    Visit Italy and see the area my grandparents came from

  • Jen Says:

    On my life list: get a pedicure. Don’t laugh! My daughter is 5 months old and I haven’t gotten one since I was about 6 months pregnant. My toes are busted. It’s bad.

  • Andi Says:

    Travel with my husband!

  • Margaret Says:

    on my list? to shoot and put together a collection of photos of the amazing people I see in the city of chicago each day–their crazy outfits, amazing details, and incredible expressions.

  • Jen Says:

    Love the red bag. :)

    One of the things on my Life List is to visit Texas, which should be accomplished with a work trip to SXSW next year!

  • eunice Says:

    publish a cookbook!

  • Stephanie Says:

    Visit Italy and walk down those cobble stone streets that wind and wind and wind.

  • Tim Says:

    to attend most (if not every) major sporting event/championship in the world at least once.

  • Michelle Says:

    as i turn 37 at the end of the month, i’m looking at where i am. i’ve been so lucky in working towards who i am and getting closer and closer to the person i choose to be.

    for the next in my life, i want to be confident enough to show my photos and collages in an art exhibit. moving away from my art just being a hobby hidden away.

  • Natalie Says:

    So many items on my life list, and none seem worthy to print here….Oh, what the hell:
    -stay at a beach house on Martha’s Vineyard, and walk along the shore with capri pants on at sunset

  • latenac Says:

    I’m currently working on hiking the Long Trail with my family (see website).

  • Manoj Says:

    top thing in my life list…visit antarctica

  • suki @ [Super Duper Fantastic] Says:

    I want it!!! :)

    Life list item : Fly over SF taking photos!

  • Jenne Says:

    I want to learn to speak Korean! I already speak Japanese, so it won’t be that hard…right?

  • Mel Says:

    One item on my lifelist? Skydiving. Oh, and did I mention that I have a severe case of acrophobia? I imagine 5 people pushing me off the plane so I can finally conquer it… but I will a la Bucket List style.

  • JD Kruger Says:

    Life list: Been working on it for a few years now:
    1. live outside of the US for awhile (Done, living in Dublin, Ireland[Have a US address also, though])

    2. Travel though out Europe (Done some, next trip is to Venice)

    3. Spend a week or more in New Zealand. (Haven’t been…yet)

    Cheers, all.

  • Ashley Says:

    I wish to ride in a hot air balloon!

  • Mel Says:

    On my life list is traveling to France and just touching the walls at La Sorbonne.

  • Shaunna Says:

    Travel to Cuba to visit my ancestral homeland and my family that still lives there.

  • Jaquelin Says:

    1. Get into A&M Commerce
    2. Go to Europe
    3. Spend a birthday in London
    4. Study Photography

  • Laine Says:

    Spend a summer photo-tramping up the Pacific northwest coast…

  • Kendra Says:

    My foreign language skills have become the family joke so learn another language has moved up to the top of my list!

  • Annalise Says:

    One big one is to visit Greece, which I’m actually doing as part of a Mediterranean cruise next week. Yay!

    By the time you announce the winner, I will be gone (so if I’m lucky enough to win this amazing giveway I won’t be able to claim it for a few weeks)!

  • hootenannie Says:

    Hug a koala bear!

    While holding that camera bag!

  • Christina Says:

    Go to Brazil and meet my grandmother.

    And then take pics of her with that AWESOME camera while carrying that AWESOME bag.

  • marf Says:

    i’ve got a list of 50 things to do before i turn 50 – a life list of sorts, but i add new things each decade.
    i managed to squeak out all 40 things prior to turning 40 and hope to kick some butt on this 50 item long list as well. i vowed to run a 1/2 marathon each year of this decade. the one for this year is on 10.10.10. i rarely train, and i’m a cranky, out of shape, tired, working mom of two little monkeys – but i love doing these races and kicking my own ass for 13.1 miles.

  • stacy a Says:

    Travel with my 3 very best girlfriends to Morocco or some other faraway place :)

  • Amy Says:

    Raise a guide dog – providing she passes – I can cross it off come late spring!

  • Unja Says:

    See Paris with my sweet husband.
    Thanks for such a great giveaway!

  • Alicia Says:

    Planning a surprise trip for my husband is a (secret) life list item I will be checking off this coming January! We’re going to Peru and he won’t know until about an hour before we go to the airport!

  • Lisa Says:

    My youngest daughter just reminded me – I want to swim with dolphins.

  • conniechiwa Says:

    I want to travel the world and snap away at all the lovely places and get postcards from each of those places! :)

  • Rebecca Says:

    I want to ring in a New Year in Times Square! The countdown, the kiss, the everything!

  • Laura Says:

    What a great contest!

    My big life list item would be to travel with a band as their tour photographer.

  • samantha Says:

    Just added this one after watching Contact the other night: Reserve a private telescope session at the McDonald observatory and study the night sky with one of the astronomers.

  • vera b Says:

    wow. what a great giveaway!
    on my list is to go back to studying- sooner rather than later. pretty excited.

  • Dominique Says:

    That bag is gorgeous!

    I want to attend my niece’s adoption hearing.

  • Kristi D Says:

    Funny, my husband and I were just talking about our bucket list – I would like to take singing lessons – is that crazy? My children have fantastic voices and so does my husband, I’d just like to be not embarrased to sing with them ;)

  • Gabie Says:

    Travel to all of the states!

  • Kim Says:

    I plan on visiting all 7 continents at one point in my life. 2 down and 5 to go!!!

  • Noah Bolanowski Says:

    I have always wanted to get my scuba diving license and maybe my pilots license.

    Many thanks!

  • abby Says:

    One thing on my list is to watch all three Back to the Future movies in a row. Is that weird?

  • Jenn Says:

    On my life list would be visiting the UK to see where my grandparents were born and to run another marathon to beat my first, not so stellar, time.

  • Sarah Says:

    Realistically: Quit my corporate job and run my photo biz full time

    Not so realistically: Make out with Joaquin Phoenix :)

  • Kathryn Humphreys Says:

    have all of house clean at the same time :) also, I’d like to spend a year abroad with my family

  • Sarah Says:

    That is a sweet gift bag and prize! On my list right now is to sew my little family of three matching flannel PJs for Christmas. And then take pictures of us in front of our tree of course.

  • Lisa H Says:

    Oh this is fabulous!!!

    My life list item is to one day visit Australia!

  • Jess Says:

    Numero Uno on my life list: Finally have a kid! Now – just have to get pregnant… Maybe that should be Numero Uno…

  • beverly lynn Says:

    I want to see the aurora borealis. The Dawn Winds.

  • Erika Says:

    One thing on my life list is to go on an Alaskan cruise. Love the give away!

  • Andrea Lampert Says:

    One of my Life List items is to do a classic pin-up photo shoot! :) Perhaps with my new bag and instant camera??? :D

  • Kristina Hansen Says:

    One big item on my life list is to write a book. I have been wanting to do this for many years now, and have so many ideas, so hopefully it will happen someday. Every time I walk into a bookstore I think, I could (should!) be in here too on the shelves. That would be amazing!

  • Laura Radniecki Says:

    Something on my life list would be to go to Africa. I’d love to see a safari, and even more so now that I’ve dove so deep into photography.


  • Rebecca Says:

    One of the less significant items on my list is to smell a titan arum (aka a corpse flower). But I’d also like to take the class on making your own Byzantine mosaics in Ravenna, Italy.

  • Susan Says:

    Renovate a kitchen.

    (and once my landlords approve my budget and design plan, I’m getting started!)

  • kate Says:

    To experience paragliding!

    Also, to take our daughter and live in Italy or Spain for a year.

    Great give-away; that bag is gorrrrgeous!

  • jim hutchinson Says:

    Perfect surprise gift for my awesome wife. And I could use a camera!

  • Elizabeth in Chicago Says:

    Pet an elephant!

  • Jennifer June Says:

    Shake hands with 500 bootmakers. (I’m taking a trip to Texas soon… that bag would make me look classy. Sure would.)

  • gwen Says:

    the thing on my life list is to get through today. seriously.

  • Ashley Says:

    Go kayaking in a Norwegian fjord!

  • kara sue Says:

    Eat lobster in Maine! Hopefully soon now that we have friends on the East Coast. Lovely giveaway! :)

  • Molly Says:

    Meet a Muppet. Don’t judge!

  • Jamie Says:

    I love those camera bags, and the Fuji camera is too cute!

    Something on my life list is to take a road trip with my husband to somewhere neither of us has been before in the states – we’ve traveled a lot together over the years but there’s nothing like entertaining yourselves over long stretches of desert or mountains or open fields of corn :)

  • Funnelcloud Rachel Says:

    Ooh, my life list is LONG. But right now I’m excited about #5: Take an RV Trip because we are in the process of booking a trip through Utah and Colorado with friends this October. (So clearly, I need that stylish camera bag and fun camera for my upcoming trip!)

  • QoB Says:

    see the Northern Lights – which I’m hoping will be on a planned trip to Iceland next January:)

  • Cece Says:

    Learning to swim…I’ve failed swimming lessons 5 times over the past 30+ years but I am determined I will learn to swim eventually!

  • Mia Says:

    Fly in a hot air balloon. It just seems magical.

  • Michelle Hires Says:

    My one life list thing is to photograph a celebrity.

  • silvita Says:

    Please, let me win that bag. I’m using towels and my daughters changing pad to protect my camera in my purse. SOS! It takes a lot of time to unwrap my camera and that’s the reason why I’ve missed the first steps of my daughter…

  • Justina Says:

    I want to go on a photography expedition in Antractica and photograph polar bears, penguins, and seals!

  • Kristi Montague Says:

    One thing on my life list is to go to Europe. Every year I say “Next year I will go” and then life gets in the way. I will go! Thank you!

  • Katherine Dey Says:

    Have my husband and I eat completely sustainably for a full month

  • Danelle Hevron Says:

    Take my kids to Disney World!

  • j Says:

    have my own garden in my own backyard.

  • Raynah Says:

    I’m going to follow the advice a friend gave via her Facebook page – it wasn’t directed at me but I could do with taking it on board. “Know when to say nothing, and know when to say nothing is wrong.”

  • c lopez Says:

    Some day, I will take a boat to the Galapagos Islands and help the biologists biologize.

  • Megan N Says:

    One thing that is on my life list is to make sure my dog Dobie has the most comfortable bed to lay on all times

  • yasmara Says:

    On my life list is to trek in New Zealand!

  • Rachel Says:

    I am going to be checking two things off the list in the coming weeks, the first one this weekend:

    1. Run in Oregon’s Hood-to-Coast relay race – the race spans 197 miles, from the top of Mt. Hood to the Pacific Ocean at Seaside, and we start Friday and finish on Saturday. Yikes!

    2.Visit Crater Lake and take a Volcano Boat tour out to Wizard Island. Coming up this September – yay!

  • Nicole Says:

    Trip to Prince Edward Island.

  • Nicole Kehoe Says:

    My life list includes going back to Hawaii, this time with my husband and my shiny new DSLR, and reshooting many of the photos that I took when I was there 2 years ago.

  • Kimberly Says:

    Just added to my life list last week:

    Stay in a beach town for one month during the off-season, enjoying the peace and working on creative projects.

    (I just found out how wicked cheap some super fabulous places are in The Hamptons in, say, October. Who wouldn’t do this if they had the time??)

  • Kakeeweezie Says:

    Life list item #12: take a trip to Maine with my husband and two sons.

    I don’t know what I’d be more excited to win, the epiphanie bag or fuji instax! What fantastic, fun prizes!

  • Francesca Says:

    Travel all around Europe!

  • m Says:

    Shark cage diving off of Seal Island in South Africa!!

  • Julia Says:

    My #1 Life List item would be to take a trip to England with my husband to do a Beatles pilgrimage. He’s loved them since he was a child and I know he’s wanted to do this almost his entire life. Someday…

  • Carrie Says:

    win a contest!

  • Heather Says:

    Both are so awesome!!

    One of my life list is to travel more

  • tulip Says:

    Life list item #20 – I will take a long walk in a Scottish field sipping whisky and thinking lovely thoughts.

  • Lesley Watson Says:

    I want to live in Tuscany for six months. And own an Arts & Crafts bungalo with a porch and a patio. And go ziplining. And take my nephew on vacation.

    Wait. Was I supposed to pick just one?

  • Krystyn Says:

    The one item on my lifelist I’ve already started is to visit every major neighborhood in NYC, eat there, and take pictures.

  • Laura Milner Says:

    My number one thing on my life list is to take a month off and get away from everything with my hubby. Travel through Italy, eat, take photo’s and live. We never got a real honeymoon, my husband had mono so we had to stay home. So this would be a dream come true :)

    And that bag is fabulous!

  • Jil Says:

    Go to Australia with my best gal pal – we’ve known each other since the first grade!

  • Lorena Dictter Says:

    Love this! I want!

  • C. Sablan Says:

    I hope I win this bag and camera! I want to cross visiting the South of Spain off of my list. I’ve been to one place there, Rota, Cadiz, but I want to take a tour of Sevilla, Cordoba and Granada! :)

  • Tiffany Says:

    One item on my life list is to someday buy a lovely house for my parents. They provided me so much and worked so hard to help pay my way through college. I just graduated, and am working towards a successful career, to give back to my parents :)

  • Erin Says:

    I am going to Paris next summer with a girlfriend. I’ve never been to Europe, and I’ve never been away from my son overnight. I’ll be due by then. :)

  • Kelly H Says:

    Visit the Greek Islands.

  • Beth Gray Says:

    Life List Number 25: Visit all of the contiguous United States by car, iPod full of songs and my Canon ready to capture my adventure.

  • MelissaF Says:

    I want to go on a safari to Africa in a bad way! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

  • vi Says:

    Red and white are made to be together. I’m sure I’ll find the perfect matching shoes !

  • Andria Says:

    I want to go to Santorini, Greece and enjoy the view.

  • amy Says:

    Get to the point where I can financially support my parents.

  • C_Girl Says:

    Earn my freaking bachelor’s already and have at least one kid. Indeed, that is my entire life list right now.

  • Brit Says:

    That bag is gorgeous! I’m begging for my own for my birthday next month!

  • TracyWB Says:

    I’d love to drive cross-country with my family and spend a month in NH during the summer so my kids will get to know their East Coast cousins better.

  • Stacey Ball Says:

    Retake our honeymoon since I got terribly injured and didn’t walk for a year after the first go round!

  • Serena McClain Says:

    Awesome giveaway! Near the top of my list is to visit every country in the world…and just touching down doesn’t count. Slowly but surely :-)

  • Nicole Says:

    I want to walk across an entire country. One a year, maybe. I want to see the world with no restrictions.

  • Clair Says:

    Wow, thanks Maggie! One of the things on my life list is to become a stronger swimmer. I’m working toward being able to swim a mile by the end of September.

  • Jennifer Wong Says:

    To visit China with my in-laws, husband and kids. I want my kids to see the village where my in-laws came from and help them realize life can be a lot harder than the suburban life they have now. I think it will also help them understand why mommy and daddy work so hard so they can have a nice home, modern conveniences and a good life.

  • Becky Says:

    Teach my son (or children) my dad’s made up silly songs that he sang to me when I was kid.

  • Leslie C Says:

    pay off my student loans. sounds simple. not so easy. not buying things and winning them instead would certainly help!

  • Juliann Says:

    Take accordion lessons. And go to Argentina and drink copious amounts of Argentinian wine.

  • Lydia Says:

    Lifelist item: go rv-ing across the united states!

  • StfnCrlsn Says:

    Learn to swim properly and then do a triathlon.

  • Gina S. Says:

    To run a 5K.

  • Claire Says:

    Spend a week in Italy (or Spain) painting

  • Megan Says:

    I haven’t taken the time to sit down and write out all my Life List items, but I know for sure that becoming conversational in at least one other language. My occasional firtations with Spanish aside, I’d just really like to be able to order a drink with minimal confusion in at least a small number of exotic places.

  • Michael Lee Says:

    Newly added to my life list is to visit somewhere along the Arctic circle!

  • Nicole Says:

    Both of these are absolutely amazing! Just perfect. I need them. ?
    One of the things on my life list is to visit an archaeology dig site. Since I was little being an archaeologist was my dream! But I decided to pursue art instead.

  • Elisabeth Says:

    It’s funny. As soon as I added, “start a community garden in my neighborhood” to my life list, I started finding ways to do so. I started connecting with important people in my community and the ball is rolling!

  • nelking Says:

    Work from wherever I am in the world at the moment

    (I’m pretty close to getting this done)

  • Stephanie Says:

    Something on my list for years has been to buy my little brother a car when he turns 16! (which is in 2 years now, so I’d better get saving!)

  • Danyelle Says:

    I want to go on a honeymoon with my husband. I was very pregnant when we got married and two kids and several years later, we just haven’t had the opportunity.

  • DeAnn Says:

    To visit Australia.

  • odessa Says:

    What a gorgeous bag.
    My number one thing is to buy a sunny house looking over a calm lake

  • Kristi Says:

    Travel to Tuscany with my husband!

  • jane Says:

    oh it’s my birthday today and I’ve been making lists right and left. number one is to get over my fear of flying and travel to Paris!

  • mihow Says:

    LifeList item: To be a contestant on Wipe Out. Preferably soon because my son thinks it’s the funniest thing ever and I’d love for him to see his mom get the shit kicked out of her.

  • Andrea Allen Says:

    I want to strongly promote the adoption of a singular neuter pronoun in the English language!

  • K Says:

    Eat delicious food and drink delicious coffee in Italy.

  • Cameron Mora Says:

    Life List #78: To take our entire family of six (four kids ages 9,7,5,4) on a mission trip to Africa within the next three years. We also want to document the whole thing and publish the photos.

  • Min Says:

    Write regularly for an audience of any size…

  • kat Says:

    Great prizes!

    One of the things on my life list is to enter something in the State Fair.

  • Christine Says:

    Go to Egypt!

  • Ines Says:

    Visit Puerto Rico to research my family tree.

  • Kami Fasan Says:

    OMGZ!!!!! I have never in all my life seen such an awesome giveaway! On my life list, to open my own craft/art/vintage store!

  • Nicole Says:

    I have lusted over the Epiphanie bags before! It would be great to have a bag that is capable of carrying my gear and looking great. It always pains me to ruin a cute outfit with my camera bag (besides the fact that it screams “CAMERA IN HERE!”) though I’ve stopped carrying my DLSR for day to day, since it is too heavy for most bags that I use… and not protected well to boot!

    There are so many things I’d like to do in life – but one in particular is at the top of the list. It is definitely on my life list to see that my parent’s are properly taken care of as they get older. With the economy/career changes/unemployment, etc. they have both gone through a lot the last several years and will definitely need help and support at some point.

  • jesser Says:

    Travel, travel, travel! :)

  • Racher Says:

    On my life list: take a hip hop dance class. Word.

  • Melissa Says:

    Help under-privileged children get access to proper education.

  • Courtney Says:

    Learn to play the fiddle.

  • Anna Baria Says:

    The big thing on our life list is to go back to India so the children can meet their father’s family.

  • Melanie Hanly Says:

    Because of you I made my life list…on it is to hold a tarantula for 3 Mississippi’s (I am terrified of spiders.) I am getting done the other 99 items first. :)

  • Travis Says:

    Take our kid to the Great Wall of China.

  • Zo Says:

    Go on an African safari.

  • LaLa Says:

    What an awesome giveaway. My life list now includes moving to Paris.

  • Beth Says:

    Remodel our bathroom and put in a claw foot tub. I guess I should write the rest of my life list now.

  • Kate Says:

    Can Pickles – I’m traveling to the east side of my state this weekend to do it. So excited!

  • mommymae Says:

    have karen walrond take my portrait. she knows, we just have to be in the same place at the same time.

  • Melanie Says:


    Something on my life list has been to learn to juggle!

  • Meghan Says:

    OMG!!! One thing on my life list is to visit all 7 continents!

  • Tara Clark Says:

    Life list: To use the talents and gifts I have been given to impact those around me in a positive way.

  • Sarah Says:

    Spend a week a surf camp!

  • Mike Kelley Says:

    Love it! Hmm…not sure about the life list, so I’m assuming it’s something that I want to do before I die? I want to open an art gallery/photography/graphic design studio with my designer wife. I also want to use that studio to reach out and give exposure to young artists, much like some people did for me back in HS.

  • kristin a Says:

    Quit the security of a full-time, guaranteed paycheck job to start my own business.

  • Tracy Says:

    To have a washing machine to call my own and to be forever freed from the constant search for quarters.

  • Steve Says:

    My life list is simple, really. I must destroy The Batman.

  • Sarah Says:

    To bike to work for an entire year (and I am half-way there)!

  • Sakina Says:

    To work as an underwater photographer at National Geographic, which also includes learning how to scuba dive!


  • Jenn Bo Says:

    Oh, I love that bag. What a treat, thanks for sharing with your readers.

  • Megan M Says:

    Something on my life list is to be able to learn how to make my own wine or beer. It could make me very popular among my friends, but that’s just a nice side effect.

  • LauraSt Says:

    Have officially done the dumbest thing I have ever done in my entire life. (It involves being locked out of my car and house. While the car is running.) I’m sitting on the front porch questioning everything now.

  • Stacey Says:

    Hold a koala bear in Australia

  • Heather Says:

    Awesome giveaway! An item from my life list? Have a baby =)

  • Jolanda Says:

    On my life-list is living for a year in Alaska. Experience life with only light in summer, complete darkness in winter. Or just the way of life of the Alaskan people.

  • Jessica Says:

    On thing on my Life List is to live in London. I went there as a teen with my school and I would love to go back and actually experience it without worrying about getting into trouble!

  • Michelle Says:

    Life list: To see (and take a picture of) the aurora borealis. Not even kidding, some people think this is a weird one, but it very high on my life list!

  • Tara Says:

    To press my hand-print into wet concrete.

  • Shauna R. Says:

    Tip a waitress $100 at Christmas time.

  • Jon Matthies Says:

    Visit Italy and Scotland–not necessarily in that order!

  • Megan C Says:

    I’d want to become a licensed architect, a dream I’ve had since I was 12.

  • annalea @ our hartbeat Says:

    make a quilt

  • Kelly Says:

    To buy my first house!! :)

  • mpg Says:

    i want to see the africa my mother grew up in.

  • Lori Says:

    Travel to Antarctica to photograph penguins

  • Rachel K Says:

    #41 – Frolic in the Mediterranean Sea. I leave for Tunis in one week for a 3 month stay (not even on my list!) Oh, there will be frolicking.

  • Jenny Says:

    On my life list…Have another baby and meet the whole cast of the remaining Brady Bunch….I already have Florence Henderson down..6 more to go!


  • Michelle Anderson Says:

    I would love this right now, on my life list….A new lens for my digital SLR which I broke recently. I am so naked without my camera!!

  • Ehsan Says:

    To become a neurosurgeon…

  • Leslie Says:

    On my life list,,,winning this bag for my photographer daughter! Fingers crosed!

  • tammy b Says:

    holy funnelcakes! those are both fabulous give-a-ways! one thing on my life list is to be on the amazing race….i would love that!

  • Katie S Says:

    On my life list: Travel to Italy. Hope to cross that one off this fall… so close I can taste it!

  • Jamie M. Says:

    LOVE that bag!! On my life list, I want to go bear viewing. I worked for a company in Alaska that flew people to see the bears but was never able to go because they were always booked on my days off. One day I will go back and see them!!

  • lorene russell Says:

    someday, i want to eat cannoli in sicily with my mom.

  • Courtney Says:

    To visit every state in the country.

  • Jennifer Says:

    Start a family with the hubby. Then I’ll have cute kids for photog models & won’t have to bug my friends.

  • Raquel Robison Says:

    Life list item: Turn my love of photography into a thriving business!

  • Ariel Says:

    Graduate from college!
    Well, guess what Maggie? Thanks to you I am 12 credits closer to that goal. After this semester I’ll be 26 credits closer. It’s all your fault you know, you made me write that list, and then once it was written down it made no sense to wait any longer… Yeah for life lists!

  • tess Says:

    this is the BEST giveaway!

    on my life’s to do list:
    -road trip throughout the entire southwest/northwest with my camera in hand.
    -europe, including transylvania, just seems cool.

  • Marian Says:

    Visit all of the U.S. National Parks.

  • Ashley Says:

    I have loved these bags since I saw them at Mom 2.0! One of my life list items is to take a family road trip in a big RV – with lots of pictures along the way, of course!

  • arenda Says:

    On the top of my life list right now: I’d love to become a mom! :)
    What an amazing give-away! :)

  • Lomara Says:

    I want to ice skate in New York City, at the outdoor rink at Rockefeller center at Christmas time.

  • Lucia Says:

    It sounds mundane, but getting a driver’s license is definitely on my Life List.

  • KristieB Says:

    My life list: Travel to Australia (one of so many dreams on my list) :)

  • Rana Says:

    To be a grandmother, and read bedtime stories to my grandchildren.

  • Rachel Says:

    Touch a giraffe. I think I added this because it is so unlikely? Well, Sunday I found out that one of my friend’s friends works with giraffes as a zookeeper!

  • Genie Says:

    On my life list: See the Northern Lights. I have wanted to do this since I was a little, little kid.

  • Melissa B Says:

    The most important thing on my “life list” Is more patience! My patience is tested every minute of my life…One day I pray to not be overcome with agitation!?

  • Rachel Perry Says:

    On my life list is to make a difference in the world one chunk at a time.

  • shanbot Says:

    make-out with someone who has a beard!

    –i’m in my late twenties, you’d think it’d be easy! but all my boyfriends have been clean shaven baby faces–

  • Therese Says:

    This is awesome!

    On my life list: to travel around the world and capture the beauty of each culture. I want to be able to document my travels and create a book for my travels. =D

  • Mallory Says:

    On my life list – I want to go to Hawaii with my husband and children, just like my husband did with his parents and brother when he was a child.

    I’m crossing my fingers, because I’m dying to get an Epiphanie, yet everytime I think I can swing it, something comes up! And besides that, that camera looks unbelievable awesome!

  • Melissa Says:

    Love the giveaway :)

    On my life list is traveling to Australia to visit where my grandpa use to leave (before he passed), the people, places, beaches (from what I’ve been told he loved); While out there I’ll also go to New Zealand, because it’s beautiful! :)

  • Bridget S Says:

    on my life list – we hope to adopt. we’ve been waiting for just about 1 1/2 years now. our 4 year old will ask for a penny every time we go by a fountain and then proceeds to wish for a baby brother/baby sister with her one wish.

  • Sandra Says:

    The first thing on my life list is a trip to New York City, where I’ve wanted to go for as long as I can remember.

  • Julie Says:

    I hope to visit Egypt and see the Pyramids one day!

  • living eventfully Says:

    Wow! Great giveaway. One thing on my life list is to travel consistently!

  • Heather Says:

    To get my ears pierced. A small thing, but a big deal to me!

  • Jan Says:

    Love the giveaway!! I would love to make it to visit my family in Thailand with out entire family of 8 :)

  • erica. Says:

    *surf with my kids in tofino…..

  • laila Says:

    Write and draw a comic book. Is there a NaComWriMo?

  • chris Says:

    Oh, to live on the beach!

  • Teresa Tebbe Says:

    Open my own bakery!

  • Jana Says:

    I want to roam the ruins of Pompeii!

  • Sara Says:

    Something on my life list? Travel to India and document the lives of women and girls living in the slums of Mumbai through words and images.

    And how cool would it be to have an instant camera to document part of the trip?!

  • Meg Says:

    Gorgeous Bag!

    I want to teach a child to read.

  • Scott Lloyd Says:

    Turn my photography passion into a full fledged career.

  • Alexis Says:

    ? I am currently a student at the University of Alabama and one of my dreams is to study abroad in Germany!

  • ashley Says:

    i’ve been lusting after an epiphanie bag for far too long! :-)

    something on my life list: visit new zealand!

  • Jana L Says:

    Oh goodness. My list is big. Full frame camera is next on my list. I need a gorgeous bag for it. My goal is to be a business owner by the end of the year! (photog of course!)

  • Danielle B. Says:

    I’d like to play piano with some authority! :)

    Lovely giveaway!

  • Wendy Says:

    One item from my life list: Attend Roger Ebert’s Overlooked Film Festival.

  • Christa Says:

    Number one on my life list right now? Have a baby.

  • Syed Ateeq Hussain Says:

    I really really want to visit Spain :)

  • Cyndi Says:

    Visit the eleven states I haven’t been to.

  • Mama Bub Says:

    To learn to play the antique piano that we just had fully restored!

  • Lauren Says:

    boring life list thing:
    learn to have a clean house with much less effort and whining on my part

    fun life list things:
    take singing lessons – I just want to be good enough not to regret karaoke the morning after

    have a baby

    live in a different country

  • Rachel H Says:

    That bag is gorgeous! One of the items on my life list is to have a baby.

  • Yvette Says:

    on my life list: go a month eating raw food :)

  • Corin Boyko Says:

    95. Celebrate the solstice somewhere it doesn’t really get dark

  • Kasey D Says:

    There are two places that I would really love to go that are on my life list. I would love to go to Alaska and Disneyworld with my husband and my three boys.

  • lindsay Says:

    hot air balloon ride :)

  • Jennifer Beavers Says:

    Life list one to find out who I really am and run with it where ever it take me!

  • Julie Allen Says:

    Stay in an over water bungalow in Figi

  • petya Says:

    This is too cool!!! Love both the bag and the camera!

  • Stacee Says:

    Take my husband and kids to Ireland where we’ll rent an old house somewhere near Galway.

  • Carol Says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway! One thing on my list is to move away from where I am now.

  • Mindy A Says:

    Visit Paris with my daughter. Nope, not my husband or my son. My daughter. She’s 6 and already has a love for travel and is interested in the world around her.

  • Jessica Fiumara Says:

    My life list has a lot of travel on it. Italy and Scotland are at the top.

  • Shirley Says:

    My life list is very short #1 being to take time every day for me and my family.

  • Sara Says:

    Gorgeous bag!

    I want to have dinner at French Laundry. I hope it’s one of the things I can eventually check off.

  • Monica Brown Says:

    My goal was to get a photograph published. It was a goal I came up with a year ago and now I have more than one photo published. Awesome! Another from my list is to own a successful photography studio. I’m getting there. And to have children eventually. I guess you could say I’ve also been wanting one of those epiphany bags and I was actually on urbanoutfitters.com earlier today checking out that very same camera.

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  • Rebecca Says:

    Something that has been on my life list since I was a kid: Visit every state. At my last count I was at 20, and I haven’t decided if I’m counting Louisiana since it was just the New Orleans airport….

  • Heidi Says:

    Learn to pop and lock, Electric Boogaloo-style.

  • Kathryn Says:

    On my life list is to travel to Hawaii with my hubby! *Thank you* for the chance to win. I LOVE these bags!!!

  • Misty Says:

    Love the bag!
    One thing on my life list right now is to get my behind back to the gym and start lifting again to get my “skinny”body back!

  • Molly Says:

    The #1 item on my life list is Get a PhD in Microbiology.

    But first I have to get my kid to kindergarten.

  • Margot Says:

    To swim with the whales in the Pacific Ocean north of Tonga – life-changing!

  • Brandi Williamson Says:

    On my life list right now:

    to watch and help my children grow into healthy, smart and respectable adults!

    after that: travel with the husband!!!

    and ps: LOOOOOOOOVVVVVVVVEEEEE these prizes!!

  • Janet Says:

    One thing on my life list is to visit my family in England and Tour Europe while I am over there.

  • Emily Says:

    I want to publish a young adult novel that I’m proud of!

  • Sromeo Says:

    Go to Sundance Film Festival. Was in Park City, Utah last year but had to leave the day before the fest started. Will not miss it in 2011!

  • Jennifer B Says:

    I want to learn how to pole dance – not for the exercise, but for me and my husband.

  • Rhonda Says:

    I’m going to Italy – in 10 days!!!!!

  • LisaB Says:

    Life list item in progress: learn to dance (am two years into ballroom + latin and love it!). Unticked item: Frolic in a tropical ocean.

  • Johanna Says:

    I was just telling my husband today…I would love to travel across Europe by train. How heavenly would that be!

  • Jenna Says:

    On my life list is a trip to Hawaii :)

  • Lori B Says:

    My life list includes trying to live every day to the fullest as we never know when it will be our last!

  • Chantel I. Says:

    A life list can be pretty basic when you don’t have much money:

    Have a baby.

  • Maha Husain Says:

    Learn how to cook all kinds of pasta!!!

  • Regan Says:

    visit every US state and every continent.

  • Meredith Says:

    Attend a space shuttle launch.

    Solve a mystery.

  • Mary Burk Says:

    Get to know my brother better. I have actively been working on my entire list, but I have not sent it to you yet because I am still trying to find the life list that I wrote when I was about 20. I’d like to be able to compare the two and see what I have gotten accomplished!

  • Debbie Flowers Says:

    Visit Australia and New Zealand

  • Kristen Says:

    I would love to go to Venice, Italy!

  • aly Says:

    i just accomplished my top life list goal– have a baby– on aug 18th! this would certainly help document that… :)

  • Krista Says:

    Become a competent and confident photographer.

  • Elizabeth Beattie Says:

    To renew my vows with my husband in Greece with our twin daughters.

  • Sarah Says:

    On my life list is to go to Italy. I have always always wanted to go!

  • Susan Mulder Says:

    Recently added to my life list is a trip to Haiti to do a photo/documentary book about Haitian Artists and their resiliency following the earthquake.

  • Brooke Says:

    Great giveaway.
    One item on my life list is to travel more… we just went to Cambodia (awesome) and trying to think of where’s next

  • June Says:

    See and photograph the Grand Canyon.

  • Kristy Says:

    Spend a month traveling anywhere without regard to budget! (that is why it’s a dream!)

  • Sally Ann Sloley Says:

    the list is still a work in progress, but zip lining, photographing my way through France, and living in Australia for two years are on the list.

  • Cynthia Warden Says:

    on my life list:
    is take my entire family to Italy :)

    oooooo and I want to win!


  • Rachel Says:

    Pay off my house.

  • Miranda Glaeser Says:

    Love these bags! On my list…. Take an Alaskan Cruise with my husband and son.

  • Shara Says:

    My life includes getting out of the ‘burbs and moving to the country and become as off the grid as I can be. I want my kids to learn about sustainability and working hard for what we have.

  • Cindy Jordan Says:

    Something on my life list, is to have a summer home on some exotic island with crystal blue water right outside the front door.

  • Deb Kennedy Says:

    #1 on my list would be to be a mom. DH & I have been trying for years & have had no success. It’s pretty heartbreaking to think that my biggest dream may never come true! I know there is always adoption & we’ve always planned on adopting. But, I still have such a deep desire to be pregnant & feel my baby move. Oh gosh! I’m crying now! Anyway. Thanks for the chance. What a pick me up this would be! :)

  • Anna Says:

    On my life list is to take my kids to see Oahu. It was such a magical place for me, and the vibe was incredible.

  • Tonya Says:

    Celebrate New Year’s Eve in another country.

  • LadyG Says:

    Life list…I want a rolltop desk and a typewriter. :)

  • Liz Says:

    Ooh, love this giveaway! One thing on my life list is to learn to bake croissants. Also, the deadline for the giveaway is my birthday…just sayin’:)

  • Megan Says:

    I love both the items- Amazing!!!!My life list included my hubby, children(now have two), to start my own photography business (going on a year and half in business) and now to learn how to play the violin so that I can not only touch peoples souls through sight but by sound :-)

  • Conchita Pohwala Says:

    I have always wanted to take a photography class so that my snapshots become captured moments.

  • Andrea Lopez Says:

    One of my (our) life goals is to pack up and move to Mexico.

    Thanks for such an awesome give away!

  • Jamie Says:

    3 weeks on an ashram in Kerala.

  • Abby - Bright Yellow World Says:

    My life list includes learning how to take gorgeous, frame-worthy photos. This prize would TOTALLY help me out!

  • Miranda Says:

    #22 Travel the world, with my camera as my sole companion.

  • tara Says:

    i’d like to learn to speak tagalog.

    and then i’d like to use those skills while accompanying my husband to his place of birth in the philippines.

  • Meera Says:

    It is on my life’s list to run, walk or crawl a marathon.

  • Lori Says:

    From the life list I want to plant a huge garden (which I’ve never done before) and from that garden’s harvest I want to learn how to cook a completely delicious five course meal.

  • Brittney Says:

    Oh wow. More than anything I want to become a mom. And win that great bag! Or the camera ;)

  • Lyana Votey Says:

    Tuscany is certainly on my life list, as is the Great Wall of China. Shucks, my life list is very long. There are so many wonderful things to do and see. Can’t believe you’re giving away two items I’ve been eyeing for quite some time. Fingers crossed! Thanks.

  • aubriane Says:

    I’m so, so impressed with that camera bag. Hot damn.
    My life-list-item/entry is to “Write a song that I can stand to listen to.”

  • Andrea Says:

    Name my first daughter after my grandmother… not there yet but one day!

  • Amihan F. Crisostomo Says:

    Ride bicycles through Lucca, Italy with my two boys(and their papa, of course).

  • Karly Says:

    Take a vacation with my mom…and it’s happening in November! SO excited. We live in different states and haven’t done a vacation together in almost 10 years..

  • Betsy Says:

    Humm what’s not on my life list?… To get my crap together and get my profolio together and sell my photo… To make some money so me and Marc can get married and buy a house of our dreams…. And live happily ever after!

    Oh! And TOTALLY LOVE this bag!!

  • jasmine Says:

    Still gotta get my passport so I can travel the world!!

  • LisaRT Says:

    The newest thing on my life list is to write and publish a children’s book:)

  • Cynthia Says:

    One of the top things on my life’s list is to visit Italy, or live there for a year when all my kids are grown and out of the house.

  • Vanessa Quintana Says:

    On my life list… Snorkel in the Cayman Islands

  • Kara Says:

    WOW – would love to win :D
    my husband & i have so many things on our life-list – geez how does one pick? one of my personal goals tho’ would be to travel to England & tour around.. also to be able to do photography full time !! *crosses fingers*

  • Earth Girl Says:

    Visit the totally amazing gardens of Piet Oudolf in Netherlands (and tote along my red camera bag as I try to capture the beauty in photos.)

  • Krista Sparkman Says:

    Top of my list….for my Photography business to continue to grow and grow, for many more years to come!!!! And maybe some traveling!
    Hope I win, I would love to own one of these bags!

  • Brooke Says:

    Um…..LOVE both of these items!!! Thank you!!

  • leah klein Says:

    On my life list: meeting the pandas in china.

  • Kelley Says:

    Oh wow. Tough question… because my life list is getting really long :-) In the nearest future would be go on a PhotoEx to New Zealand, and sky diving. But farther in the future… have a family.

  • Jennifer Burt Says:

    One of the things on my life list is to travel from San Diego north on the Pacific Hwy into Oregon, then Washington State and end the trip in Vancouver. All the while..photographing the heck out of everything!!!!

  • Kate Says:

    Defend my thesis for my Master of Architecture degree… scheduled to happen in 27 days!!

  • Denise Says:

    Take a tropical vacation with my whole family. If we can do camping at Mt. Rushmore, something tropical is possible!

    Thank you Maggie!

  • Trina AuBuchon Says:

    One thing on my life list:
    pursue a career in photography….not to get rich or even to make a living,just enough to support my photography habit =)

  • EpicDanger Photography Says:

    Costa Rica Surf Camp! Nuff said!

  • Jen Says:

    My life list: to one day live in a big city. Crossing off soon: to be a mommy (Avery Grace is due in October!)
    I just got my first DSLR and would LOVE this bag!

  • Azar Says:

    One thing on my lifelist is to see the aurora borealis.

  • Pamela Says:

    I’d like to go skydiving in Argentina one day!

    And I hope I win that bag and camera to take along with me!

  • Jennifer Witt Says:

    Take a 4+ week vacation to Fiji. I can feel the ocean breeze already…..

  • Marci Says:

    Going back to Hawaii to renew our vows for our 10 year anniversary

  • Eliina Says:

    On my life list – run a marathon in Rome!

  • ChrissiMD Says:

    To go to Australia!!

  • Linda Says:

    Random item from my life list – Get my Masters in Library Science

  • Drew Says:

    Inspired by your lingerie organizing tutorial of yesteryear, one item on my life list is tossing out any socks and underpants that I would be embarrassed about wearing if I suddenly had to drop trou in front of strangers!

    This giveaway is amazing.

  • Monica Says:

    To build the perfect cat litter box

  • Kaylee Huffman Says:

    On the top of my life list is to visit all of the Disney Parks across the globe… and bring my DSLR along for the adventure, of course. Great excuse to visit Florida, Tokyo, Paris… :)

  • Lea Says:

    I would LOVE to go to Greece!!! I have wanted to go ever since we studied it in Grade 11; that was 21 years ago!!! Oh, to see the ruins….

  • Melissa Says:

    I want to build a teardrop trailer and tour the country…

  • rose white Says:

    YES!! I want to see my children grow to be happy Adults, get married and have kids!!

  • amanda onstott Says:

    on my life list….australia & hawaii with the husband…

  • Nichole Says:

    Go rafting with my brother! We live less than three hours apart, and there are ample rafting opportunities in the middle. There’s no reason this shouldn’t happen!

  • Donnie white Says:

    Would love it. Go back home to Germany.

  • Sarah Says:

    Go to the Maldives

  • Bev Says:

    I would like to learn how to take better photographs. Convenient, isn’t it?

  • Mindy Says:

    My life list includes taking my family to Hawaii… Soaking in some sun on the beach.

  • Liz Cogswell Says:

    Something that has been on my life list for a long time is a trip to Costa Rica.

  • susie Says:

    Life list item: Triathlon

    THANK YOU to you and photojojo for running this. These are two of the items on my “Wish I Had Money For” list!

  • Andrea Lafreniere Says:

    Life list…I’m new to this, but have been completely inspired.

    One of my personal goals is to take more chances with photography and do what scares me.

    I also am in love with RED!

  • Liz Says:

    I would love to take a tour of the different parts of Asia now that Im old enough to appreciate everything I see!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Rebecca Says:

    I want to sing and play the piano in public. For an audience. And do it well. (SO SCARY.)

  • Kim Says:

    Going to New York at Christmas with my Mom and my Sister taking all the sites in, soaking it all up!

  • bertha gutierrez Says:

    I love that camera..
    in my life list i have several things, but one that makes my heart pump faster:
    Go to a World Cup :)


  • Esha Hart Says:

    On my life list is to be able to travel Europe one day. :)

    I have been wanting an Epiphanie bag for sooooo long. Random generator PICK ME! :)

  • sarah Says:


  • Steph Says:

    On my life list: Peru!!!!
    Would LOVE to win this!

  • jessica Says:

    travel to england to see where my husband grew up!

  • cynthia Says:

    on my life list is to go to fiji! i have dreamed about it since i was in highschool….

    thanks for the giveaway!

  • Olivia Says:

    Believe it or not, taking more pictures is in the top half of my list. I thought that having a camera-phone would help, but for some reason it doesn’t. So this would be totally awesome!

  • Valerie Says:

    Hot air ballooning! Somewhere beautiful with my family.

  • Dtphoto Says:

    I visited Europe this summer and took 12,000 photos.

  • Katie Says:

    One thing on my life list is to build something with my Dad.

  • Christine Neutgens of Pixelations Photography Says:

    Oh yes I DO want one!

    Life list item? Ireland. I sooo want to go there..

  • Jennifer Says:

    I’ve had my eye on the Lola bag for a while. I sure hope I win!

    On my life list… to just be the best Mom that I can be.

  • Kris Says:

    Return to Ground Zero…and to that church again. Alone.

  • lisa b. Says:

    live in France, in a French village where they speak French and so would I, if I were to dust off my college French.

    That camera is cute as a button.

  • Andrea Says:

    awesome prize!

  • kimberly/tippytoes Says:

    Oh my, I love that bag and my four year old was just asking about cameras “with stuff that comes out.” I hope he meant something like the Fuji.

    My Life List item is to go to Cuba…before it is opened to Americans. (shhhh!)

  • Mindy Corder Says:

    There are so many entries on my life list. Off the top of my head…..A cruise on the Mediterranean Sea.

  • Lynn Says:

    Live abroad somewhere for a whole year!

  • Barb @ getupandplay Says:

    Holy moly! What a great giveaway!

    One of the life list things I’ve been dreaming about recently is having an incredible front porch.

  • Tonya@ A Family Completed Says:

    I would love to visit Australia, or South Africa. So many beautiful things to see such fantastic wildlife and ever since I was a kid I’ve wanted to flush a toilet in the Southern Hemisphere, lol.
    Thanks for the Chance
    TonyaMCrain [at] aol.com

  • Alicia Brown Says:

    Number 76: Own a pair of fabulous red shoes and wear them out till it breaks my heart.

  • Marea Breedlove Says:

    Well, I managed to accomplish something on my life list last week, which was, to buy a Jeep Wrangler. I love it! Next, Australia! I love, love, love, those bags and that camera is too cute!

  • Ashley Says:

    On my life list is to be able to be a stay at home mom and make money being creative and doing things I love

  • Dana Schaeffer Stavana Says:

    Visit the towns my family is from in Germany, Ireland, Scotland, Sweden and Poland. I would love to see where I am from.

  • JD Says:

    Life list: Drive with my family and friends to a bunch of National Parks.

    In a refurbished AirStream RV.

  • Talar Says:

    …to keep improving and learning, each and every day. I’ll take my fab gift bag now, thanks! xo!

  • Sarah H. Says:

    I actually have a “life” list called a 101 in 1001!

    One of my goals is to get 3 people to donate to “Brides Against Breast Cancer” with me. It’s a great organization.
    Thanks for the give-away!

  • Sarah Says:

    one of the things on my lifelist is to go backpacking in europe with my favorite person, my brother, since he hates traveling alone, i’d want to go with him and take pictures of everything, EVERYTHING!

  • Diana Says:

    One of the top things on my life list is to go on a shark cage dive.

  • Jade Says:

    I just want to travel the world….one day…maybe when the kids are out of the house and we aren’t tied down with softball, football, baseball, etc… :)

  • Elli Says:

    #19 on my life list: Take a photography class!

  • Laura Jane Says:

    Return to all the places I’ve lived in my life (Argentina, Spain, Chicago) with the man with whom I’d like to spend the rest of my life.

  • Katie Cook Says:

    #9 Become a certified nurse midwife and deliver a baby.

  • Mimi Says:

    I want to see the Statue of Liberty, Mt. Rushmore and Old Faithful =)

  • TD Smith Says:

    One of the most important things on my life list is to own a small plot of land, off the grid. Self sustainable and green. :) I can’t imagine anything more wonderful than to share something like this with my (currently 3 y/o) daughter.

  • Debbie Jacobs Says:

    On the top of my lifelist is to be able to continue building my photography business and not have to give it up and go back out into the workforce working for someone else.

  • Kirsten Keane Says:

    Number one on my life list is to live in Spain for a while…I’m planning on doing that in the next year or so, and teaching English there!

  • heather... Says:

    I was just driving home today thinking, “I want to learn how to play the steel drum.”

    So, there you go.

  • Kim Says:

    I REALLY want to travel to South Africa. Just to see it (And capture what I see of course)

  • Nicole Harlow Says:

    Owning my own home. :)

  • CB Says:

    My secret dream for my life list is to learn how to drive a motorcycle. I’m very mild-mannered and I’m scared of driving cars, but for some reason I’m compelled to feel the wind in my hair!

  • Renata Says:

    I would love to get all of my children’s photos into albums…..before they are adults! :)

  • Theresa Says:

    I want to visit my mother’s homeland of Korea and take way, way too many photos. For a number of reasons, including fear of the cultural backlash to my sister and I (children of mixed descent are very often frowned upon), my family never made the journey. I’d like to do the trip with my mother, as she has never been back since she married my father in the early 70s.

  • amy Says:

    travel to Hawaii!! i’ve wanted to for soooo long!

  • Ana Says:

    I want to see the Northern Lights live one day :)

  • Coco Says:

    I want to spend a birthday in Paris, it’s Bastille Day! Who doesn’t want to see everyone celebrate with them?

  • leslie Says:

    to go to El Salvador and work at an orphanage. I while I am in there help spread the word of the benefits of breastfeeding.

  • erica Says:

    on my life list is travel by myself. right now, i’m saving to either go to switzerland or iceland alone and i’m excited!

  • Nicole Says:

    just added to my list within the past week: try 100 different kinds of oysters.

  • bene Says:

    I’m currently working on the details to go see the muppet smithsonian exhibit in Chicago this winter. Can Not Wait.

  • Kerry Says:

    On my life list: Instead of traveling overseas for two weeks every year, take a few months to live overseas and truly immerse myself in the culture before returning “home.” And see how my photography changes in the process.

  • Emily T. Says:

    To drink wine in Italy!

  • Christine Says:

    Oooo I love Epiphanie bags! Included in my life list is traveling to Bora Bora!

  • sp Says:

    i’ll be completing one of my life list items in 2 weeks! – see an opera in italy. more specifically, we’ll be seeing La Traviata in Venezia.
    i’d love that camera bag (thought it was a regular bag at first!)

  • Barbara H Says:

    I would LOVE to to visit Europe someday. :)

  • Photographer Lori Says:

    Love these bags. :)

  • Heather Says:

    My God, it’s hard to pick just one item. If I must, though, it would be visiting Hawaii and learning to surf. And doing it slow and steady, like over a period of months. During which time I would lazily get to know the various islands and do my best to avoid most of the other tourists. Plus, sleeping late every day and gathering freckles all the while. Yeah, that’ll about do it, I think.

  • Elisabeth Says:

    Something on my lifelist is to find my grandmother who I haven’t seen in 13 years and ask her all the things I’ve ever wondered about our family.

  • Amanda Says:

    I plan to join National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) this November and finally write my first novel! I have plenty of short stories, but nothing longer than a few pages.

  • Amanda Says:

    I want to travel abroad. I will make it happen.

  • Michelle Says:

    to travel the world with my sister, or at least europe.

  • Kara Walker Says:

    Go to Italy to drink wine and eat cheese!

  • carlotta Says:

    Learn how to swim the crawl stroke. Really. I only know the breast stroke! It’s embarrassing, really.

    I adore both of these things! I would love to win :)

  • Beth Says:

    Awesome. One item (or two, really) is to become more comfortable behind and in front of the camera, so this would no doubt help that goal move forward one mini-polaroid at a time. :)

  • nicole case Says:

    i would love this!

  • Jessica Says:

    My life list includes taking a two month sabbatical to live in a foreign city; to get to know a place, not just see it.

  • Emily Says:

    I want to buy a house. Perhaps not the most original goal, but one that I’ve had to be very patient about due to my husband’s schooling and living in a city where it is currently more cost-effective to rent!

  • Lisa A Says:

    To take some photography classes….
    and to get the Lola bag!

  • Layla Says:

    I’ve always wanted to go back to school and get my masters. In what, I have no idea.

  • Jenn A.F. Says:

    To take a hot air balloon ride!

  • Dani Degenhardt Says:

    One day I’d like to have a big garden with lots of fruit trees and make my own jam!

  • Sara Says:

    Travel the world with my husband and son.. :) LOVE this giveaway!! :D

  • KellyBrz Says:

    Travel to Japan is definitely on my list!

  • linda Says:

    I want to get a phd. I’m actually almost there!

  • a. Says:

    Learn to make a cathedral windows quilt.

  • KathyC Says:

    Right now on my life list is learning to photograph stage music. I am a lover of music, have many muscian friends and love to photograph them doing their art. I recently met Tom Petty’s photographer and it put a spark in me to persue this further. A cool red bag would look really hip at the shows!

  • Cherry Yoon Says:

    I want to one day get a little kitten and a little pup on the same day and watch them grow a bigger and bigger difference in size but a bigger and bigger comfort and affection for each other. Hehe.

  • Beth D. Says:

    One of my life list items is to road-trip down the coast of California.

  • Toni Says:

    Ride in a hot air balloon!!!!!

  • Cabogirl Says:

    Run in any type of race….and enjoy it.

  • mac Says:

    One thing on my life list – visiting Germany!

  • Anne S Says:

    I am travelling to New Zealand in December and plan to take many, many photographs.

  • Anne Says:

    Bike and eat my way through Vietnam and Italy.

  • Shelly Kang Says:

    Hi. Having just finished my first sprint-length triathlon this summer, I’d like to do an Olympic-length triathlon “some day” hopefully sooner than later.

  • Misti Tracy Says:

    What’s on my life list?…to spend a relaxing summer in a cabin on the lake.

  • kirida Says:

    I want to take a family picture back home on the island of Saipan. My husband, baby and son have never been and I’ve had a real aching recently to visit.

  • Kari Says:

    I want! :)
    Having a baby is on my life list!

  • Andrea Meyers Says:

    I’d love to take my girls, 10 years from now, on a Galapagos islands cruise!

  • Michelle Says:

    What a wonderful life list! Thanks for the inspiration; I’m going to make my own.

  • Eeva Says:

    Yeah! Learn how to ride a motorcycle! :)

  • janatig Says:

    Photograph a tornado!

  • Heather Says:

    Love. the. bag! Roadtrip with my sister – just us…no kids. :D – Someday…

  • Grace Says:

    It’s a long list, but one thing on it is to visit the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee.

  • Kelly Espinoza Says:

    Learn to make really decent sushi and do it for friends! :o)

  • Emily D. Says:

    Make a rug for my baby’s room.

  • Lili Love Says:

    to fix up the inside of my vw bus

  • Meredith Says:

    I want to go to Bhutan for a week and take photos. I’ve never left the country, and I’m scared desperately of going, but it is something I must do, someday.

  • Helen Says:

    Visit Paris again, and not leave my boyfriend (now husband) behind this time. Paris is for lovers, after all.

  • Jennie Says:

    Take an extended cruise to ? I’ve never been out of North America, so the itinerary could include anywhere and I’d be thrilled.

  • Shannon Says:

    to have a beehive/raise bees.

  • Alison Waring Says:

    I’d like to visit the extremes. Cold, hot, lush barren etc. Photo document the whole trip.

  • Mrs Bender Says:

    For my hubby.
    Camera only. Bag’s mine. ;)

  • Kristin Huffman Says:

    Accept an Emmy award for my work on some awesome TV or movie production. :)

  • April Merrick Says:

    To visit all those places in the U.S. that everyone should visit.

  • Jeninlb Says:

    Visit the mountain gorillas in Africa

  • MontanaJen Says:


    I want to be someone’s mama. Adoptive, biological, I don’t care.

    I will have red hair – as a lifelong blonde, I want to be a show-stopper, a la Deborah Messing, and Maggie. I just need to work up the nerve. Ugh.

    Make a pottery bowl by myself from start to finish.

    Drive to Alaska.

    Learn a great song with a band, and perform it live.

    Send my husband to culinary school.

  • Monica Brown Says:

    Lifelist – Raft the Colorado River.
    I would LOVE the beautiful camera bag and camera!!! They are both so cool!

  • Angela Says:

    To go to New York in the Fall…with my new Epiphanie bag. :D

  • Angel Says:

    I plan to visit all of the National Parks in the US

  • Rebecca Says:

    Visit Prince Edward Island. I have always wanted to be Anne Shirley for a day…

  • Heidi C. Says:

    Go on an archeological dig.

  • Meg Says:

    Have mud and mineral baths in Calistoga… Which I crossed off in June and learned that some Life List items are one time only experiences because they nearly killed me.

  • Anita Says:

    hmmm.. which one to share with you…
    I know.. go heli-skiing in the Rockies :)

  • Kathleen Says:

    Oh, this is delicious. Covet!

  • Mairead Says:

    Go on safari!

  • Jackie Says:

    cute white camera to go with a white wedding

  • Patsy Says:

    Make something with great grandmother’s fabric and ribbon. She was a milliner and a quilt maker, I have spools and spools of her amazing ribbon from the 20’s & 30’s.

  • Rebecca Parker Says:

    Eat pizza in Italy!

  • tonya schultz Says:

    1st of all…i <3 this bag! …& camera! My life list gets bigger by the day…travel (of course) by plane, car, bicycle, boat & train! w/ my camera w/ me thru all the adventures! to always have the ability to capture others in 'that moment' that will make them joyous, empower them, make them cry happy tears & overall…just make another human being smile! ;)

  • Jamey Dee Says:

    Stand in Stonehenge.

  • Gayle Says:

    Travel to Australia and see a kangaroo!!!

  • Heather Campbell Says:

    to go to italy!

  • kristen Says:

    run the muddy buddy race & crawl with my daughter through the mud pit at the end

  • Anita Says:

    Kayak in Costa Rica.

  • Jenna Says:

    I would like to learn to develop photos at home in my own darkroom.

  • Jenn Says:

    To take my kids to Machu Picchu. They need to see it at sunrise.

  • Angela Says:

    Oh. Yes. Please.

  • Kendra @Kendra Jean Photography Says:

    An Alaskan Cruise with the hubby! With my (next on the list of purchases) Canon 5d Mk II!! Thanks for the chance!

  • Heather Dailey Says:

    Taking a trip to Italy would be amazing!!!

  • Lorena Says:

    Most physically ambitious would be to walk (at least a bitty bit of) the Appalachian trail. Which is high on the tricky list, living in Australia. Maybe I’ll change that to getting the kids ready to leave for school on time FOR A WHOLE WEEK.

  • Megan Says:

    To hold a baby panda! How wonderful would that be?

  • Heather Brown Says:

    I want to teach biology to high school students. I want to make them love science as much as I do.

  • Laurie Says:

    Visit — and photograph, of course — all 50 states.

  • Dalia Says:

    Recently added to my lifelist (I like to call it my bucket list) is travel to Spain & learn to play the guitar & learn to knit. :) Hopefully I’ll start working on at least one of those soon! Thanks for the opportunity to win! Hugs & Blessings!

  • Amy Says:

    Adorable camera! Something that has been on my life list since I was 8 is visiting the “Nympheas” at Musée de l’Orangerie. It was closed for renovations both times I was lucky enough to go to Paris, if I go again and the museum workers are on strike or something, I will probably throw a fit worthy of my eight-year-old self.

  • Meg T. Says:

    oh. my. mercy. Well one of my life list things just came true: “#25: give Colin a little brother” he is due in February!

  • Amanda Says:

    Be able to take a vacation, like ever again, you know since we had a kid and all…

  • Anna Fischer Says:

    Just one?? Oh my…

    Skydive, for sure!

  • Ella AD Says:

    Have sex on a bear skin rug (checked off, I might add).

  • Beth Says:

    Recently added to my life list is the Songkran Festival in Thailand. 10-day gigantic water fight? Sign me up!

  • Claudia Says:

    Wow! That’s a lot of entries! Love you for reading them all.

    An Epiphanie bag in that fabulous blue/green was on my birthday wish list this year. sigh.

    My top priority on that life list is to find my subject. I shoot macros and kids and my kid and feet and events. Where is the project that consumes me? The one that will make some small change in the world, the one that comes from my heart and makes a difference? Ever vigilant.

  • Jennifer Says:

    Travel to Africa with my kid(s). Been to Africa, but still waiting on the kid(s). First baby is due 12/25 so I’m getting closer to achieving this one.

  • jen Says:

    SWEET giveaway. I don’t know that I’ve ever been so excited about one! I’ve eyeballed (coveted) both of those products before. Okay – life list item: pilot a small airplane.

  • Afton Says:

    Cute camera! Cute bag! What more could a girl want!?!

  • Kylie Says:

    I dream of learning Spanish and living in South America for a year. I have tried unsuccessfully to learn it before so I think I need to just move there and learn as I go.

  • Brandy Says:

    Oh. Camera bag. I kiss you. Mwah, mwah, mwah.

    I’ve been building a life list in my head for months now. Lots of grand ideas and whatnot (foreign countries! hiking! mountains! danger!) that sends my logical, perfectionist (chicken) self into a fit of hand wringing and hives.

    The complete opposite of this entire exercise, I know.

    So! I decided to start small: Visit a local farm, pick peaches (and maybe plums) and bake a pie. The thought of biting into a peach, straight off the tree, juice running down my arms and chin, makes me giddy. I can’t wait!

  • Rachelino Says:

    Learn how to make phyllo dough from a little old Greek lady.

  • lee i. Says:

    Lovely giveaways. Lifelist: I would want to go on a Mediterranean cruise with my husband. Thanks.

  • Rebecca Kaufmann Says:

    My # 1 thing on my life list is to go on an African safari with my husband!

  • Stephanie Says:

    Host a fondue party

  • Alicia Says:

    I’ve written about half of my life list even though I started it a while ago.
    One I just recently checked off was
    #6 Sew clothes for Lillian (that’s my 2 1/2 year old daughter). I’ve sewn her several things now! I’m happy to say most of them turned out well.
    One that’s a little (like 15 years) farther off is
    #12 Plant my own orchard, and have a successful harvest.

  • Allison Says:

    To take my daughter on a grand tour of Europe. Which would be my first time in Europe as well.

  • MsRantyPants Herself Says:

    The ultimate, one and only life list is to travel the world with my daughter, educating her in the school of life, writing about it, and taking pictures and, of course, to have someone pay me for all that. So, obvy I need the bag and the camera first. Pick Me! Me! Me!

  • emily Says:

    Life list item NUMERO UNO: Finish my dissertation. 7 ish years and one kid in and I am losing steam BUT MUST FINISH! My sister used one of these cameras at her wedding along with her guest book and I have been coveting one ever since.

  • Amandalynn Jones Says:

    On my life list is “climb a mountain”, I would love to stand on a summit with the landscape laid out at my feet and to feel that rush that comes from realizing how incredible the world around you is.

    Great giveaway, thanks!

  • Jen D Says:

    I so NEED this bag! Such an amazing product!

  • Jutta Says:

    Eat at St. John’s restaurant in London.

  • Jessica Evers Says:

    To travel to another country i would be happy with exploring a number of them but would like to go to atleast one :) With lots of memory cards lol

  • Abby Says:

    Win something from an online giveaway
    but for real, I want to try out paddle boarding some day.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Toni Says:

    Oh my that bag is so beautiful.

    On my life list is to move to Chicago and finish my masters degree at UIC.

    Cheers to that!

  • Rebecc Says:

    Live in Verona, Italy with my husband and my wheatie Molly Belle (along with almost everyone else on this string!!) :0)

  • Barbara Says:

    Spend a day working in Jeff Lewis’ office (from the show Flipping Out).

  • Megan Berka Says:

    The top of my life list is to make a life list and somewhere on there will be a road trip through the South with my kids and husband.

  • Rita Says:

    “See the Redwood Forest”.

    Oh how I love trees.

    Also? I love that bag! So cuuuuute!

  • John Says:

    Go to Rome. And wrestle a Polar Bear. That will have to be the last thing on my list though.

  • Karol Says:

    Travel to Italy with my family. That red bag would be the perfect! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Stephanie Says:

    So many items on my life list are travel related, it’s hard to choose one to tell you about. Now that my niece and nephew are just about out of the toddler stage, I am looking forward to one day taking/going with them to Disney World. We just discussed it last weekend and my niece thought that was the best idea ever :D

  • Leah Says:

    One of many things on my life list:
    Become an SF Giants season ticket holder

  • William corona Says:

    One of the main things on my lifelist is to become a photographer so I can do something exciting/creative/fun/personally fulfilling.

  • Sheila Says:

    On My Life List right now is to learn how to use my amazing camera on manual not Auto. I think I can, I think I can, I think I can and I will! Now how great a motivater would that be if I won this!!!!!!!eeeeeeeeeEEEEEE please pick me.

  • Katrina Says:

    Move to California! At least for one year. Just to switch things up a bit. :)

  • Jen S Says:

    Go on a road trip with my oldest friend and our moms, like we did when we were eleven (that time we went to Pittsburgh and the Kenny Wood Amusement Park, and it’s one of my favorite childhood memories).

  • Wendy Says:

    Cook something I have never cooked before every week for a year. Tried it before, failed it before :P

    Covet that bag!

  • christina Says:

    to inspire my future children to always follow their dreams!

  • Renee Says:

    Visit Brittany, France, where my grandfather’s family is from.

  • Tess Says:

    Hmm, so many… Travelling through Europe with my best friend has been in the for front of my mind lately though.

  • Ariela Says:

    Eat a meal at El Bulli in Spain.

  • Valerie Says:

    Life list item: Have my Mom teach me to make grape jelly. One of my earliest memories is of watching my mother and her mother make jelly out of the grapes from the arbor Grandpop built behind the garage.

  • Liz Says:

    Australia, I believe.

  • rebekah tozer Says:

    My life list? a real family vacation….all seven of us, together, in a tropical location where I dont have to cook, for a week! :-)

  • Rachael B Says:

    Conquer my fear of water

  • Bec Says:

    On my life list? Finally get the hang of the ‘clean the house’ part of being a housewife! I’m awful.
    I love that bag!!!

  • Molly Says:

    Run up the Philly Library stairs…Rocky-style!

  • Tami Says:

    One item on my life list to to travel to Italy. The trip has been planned and payed for twice and something came up each time that we had to cancel the trip. One day we will make it there!! Hopefully for my 40th in 4 years. :-)

  • Cassie Says:

    One day I would like to sit under the sun on a grassy hill with my son and daughter look to the clouds and talk about all that we see and imagine, just like I did with my own Nana.

  • Denise Says:

    Take a welding course. I have no idea why. It just seems like fun.

  • Chris C. Says:

    Ohmygosh, so gorgeous!!! I want, I want, I want. On my life list? Swim with whale sharks.

  • RubyDu Says:

    Learn to speak French.

  • Dawniele Castellanos Says:

    I would like to travel to Turkey.

  • Kathy Winter Says:

    Travel Europe with my camera and family

  • Ally Says:

    Paying off all of my credit cards…

    And I just paid off the biggest!

  • Yolanda Says:

    An insanely generous giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity.

    On my life list (the writing of which is still very much in progress):

    Perform in a dance recital as an adult.

  • Ashley Says:

    To start, I want to teach English in Japan. Not only would it be an awesome job, but it would give me plenty of new picture taking opportunities. I’m sure I can make my 2500+ picture library seem minimal if I get the chance.

  • Jenn Shock Says:

    One item on my life list is to visit the great pyramids in Egypt. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Kathy Says:

    My #1 on the life list – take my family on a real vacation – preferably to Italy!

  • Jolie Says:

    To make a ridiculously large donation to Charity: Water. Anonymously.

  • divrchk Says:

    I want to go SCUBA diving with my kids. My oldest can get certified in 3 more years :-)

  • alexandra Says:

    Graduate from art school!!!!!! About 1-1& 1/2 years left!!!!!

  • Lasha Says:

    Something on my lifelist:
    To go to school for makeup artistry, and work on major movie sets! (this is the first time I’ve written this down) …time to make it happen!

  • Rachel Says:

    The only thing on my life list is to HAVE a life list. Tt takes courage to admit to yourself what you actually want. I’m not quite there yet, but that’s ok.

  • Tatiana Says:

    To leave this world knowing that I have given my kids the best life possible.

  • Jude Says:

    I must finish my at home photography course studies and work. I mean, really, it’s at home and I can’t get it any better than that. I have a year left to complete the course. Yes! I can! But how cooler would my camera look wearing the stylish red hot Epiphanie Bag.

  • Carol Moore Says:

    The top of my LifeList is visiting Alaska and Canada!

  • Cyndi Says:

    Live on a boat for 6 months to 1 year while doing the Great Loop.

  • Gennie Says:

    Wow – thanks Maggie & Sponsors!!

    I want to learn Spanish by living somewhere it’s spoken, not just studying in a classroom (which totally doesn’t work for me).

  • AngieK Says:

    Travel to Italy

  • Mary P Says:

    Professional Life list – Help 1000 women capture an image of their family that they will treasure in their old age

    Personal Life list – take my daughters to an awesome outdoor concert for some mother daughter bonding

  • KellyW Says:

    Sponsor a puppy for the Puppies Behind Bars program

  • Jenni Says:

    My life list includes Live in Portland. I’ve been doing that for six weeks now. Go me!

  • melanie l Says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE THE BAG!!! I have NO camera bag and would love to be a stylish mom with one!

    Whats on my life list.. jumping out of a plane (doubt I will have the courage), Move to Hawaii and retire, and help my daughter grow into the best woman she can be while making a difference in the world.

  • Stef Says:

    One thing that is on my life list that I will be crossing off next week is to go snorkeling in the FL Keys!

  • amy j. Says:

    Go into business for myself as a photographer and be successful at it!! (currently in the process!!)

  • Beth Says:

    I want to realize my dream of a creating a healthy-ish homemade McGriddle sandwich. And make a quilt.

  • Lori Says:

    I want to visit all the national parks, especially Yosemite. I am a huge John Muir fan (and so are my kids) and his words make us want to experience the national parks for ourselves. My husband and I are hoping to time our vacations next year so we can start on that adventure!

  • shawna m. Says:

    I want to see Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam and London. Man that would be an amazing trip!!!

  • Maria Says:

    I would love to write and publish a photography book about our loyal and sweet dog, Monty.

  • Tracy Brewer Says:

    My list: trip to Italy

  • Tia Says:

    To get married.

  • Amy Says:

    a big one on my life list is to be a Photographer, with no other jobs. (besides being a mom!)

  • Lenore Says:

    Write a book, one that makes a difference and matters.

  • kara Says:

    Get me and my husband to Iceland!

  • Amanda Says:

    Work at an elephant sanctuary in Thailand.

  • Joel Says:

    My life list…to stay true to my creative form. Stay creative, never to take a job that isn’t right for me just because of pay. Just to stay an artist. Photos, design, and travel. POW!

  • Liesel Says:

    Climb/hike Mt. Kilimanjaro. Top of my list.

    Also, I have had her bags bookmarked since my husband gave me a Nikon D90 for my birthday last year. They are gorgeous. Now if I could just get her to design a stylish laptop bag with enough room for said laptop + books and such, I would keep her in business single-handidly.

  • pamela Says:

    to go to Italy to see all the artwork

  • Kim Says:

    Life List item: “Take a picture a day for a year”

    Why, this could actually help with that item!

  • Jen Says:

    In one month it’ll be a year since I had weight loss surgery and all year I’ve been checking off misc life goals I’ve always wanted to do but couldn’t do before (or at least comfortably.) I’ve ran a 5k, learned to ski and just last weekend learned to kayak. Surfing and snorkle/scuba-ing is next on my list! I decided that I was letting my previous weight determine my life too much and now I’m setting myself free!

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  • Sarah K Says:

    to take my husband to South Africa. Show him all the sights, visit the extended family, and show (rather than tell) him what I’m going on about when I say Africa smells different.

  • Stacy Says:

    Make a major move out of this state and region. I think it’ll be a great challenge to start somewhere completely new.

  • Patricia Says:

    My life list is to travel the USA and photograph scenes at all the national parks. I also want to visit, Scotland, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia.

    Thanks for the great opportunity to win this great prize!

  • Shannon Says:

    I’d like to leave somebody a $100 tip.

  • Patricia B Says:

    The next thing on my list is to learn how to hybridize dahlias.

  • Mandie W Says:

    Owning an Epiphanie Bag is on my life list… seriously!

  • Diane D Says:

    visit all of the National Parks, starting with the Grand Canyon….

  • Sarah B Says:

    The latest addition to my list is to touch/see, in real life, a baobab tree.

  • Bonny Says:

    one of the items on my list: go on a Globe-Trekker worth adventure!

  • Tisa Says:

    To watch a soccer match overseas…preferably Manchester United in England :) Thanks…beautiful camera bag! sigh

  • marymuses Says:

    I have been coveting one of those bags, and my adoption budget will not allow such an expenditure. Okay, to be honest, my usual budget won’t usually allow such an expenditure, but sometimes I massage the numbers a little bit to splurge. But now? NO SPLURGING. EVER. (Except on toddler shoes.)

    I hope I win. I really, really, really hope I win.

  • Sung Says:

    on my life list – take a camel ride/dive tour in Egypt.

  • Kate A Says:

    Gorgeous! The thing on my life list that I’m wishing could happen, oh, any second now? Take a return trip to Italy and Europe.

  • Amber Says:

    I would love an epiphanie bag!

    Something on my life list would be to travel to New Zealand.

  • jeannine m Says:

    One thing on my list is to go to Ireland :)

  • marymuses Says:

    Apparently I want to win so badly that I forgot to tell you something on my life list. Oops! My brain is addled by recent travel vaccinations.

    On my life list is this very important goal: Bring home a daughter from Ethiopia.

    We leave to do just that on September 25th.

  • Melinda Says:

    One of my life list items is to go one whole month without buying anything other than groceries for my family.

  • Nicole Says:

    Next on my life list: A European Vacation

  • Katherine Says:

    I would love to visit Ireland and Italy at some point in my life :)

  • Marilyn Says:

    My life list: When my husbands health improves, to travel to Europe.

  • Jenn Says:

    I’ve been drooling over those bags since I first saw them mentioned on your blog! I absolutely love love love them! Plus they would fit all of my camera gear and my lip gloss :)

  • Rachel Says:

    What an awesome giveaway.

    Learning French with my daughter is on my list.

  • Crystal Says:

    Top on my life list is to raft the Grand Canyon!

  • emily Says:

    top of my life list right now is to give birth to and raise a loving, caring, creative, passionate, considerate and hopefully quite handsome son. i’m on my way to completing this one – he’s due in two months!

  • Bachelor Girl Says:

    Number 95: Take 100 great photographs of the man I love!

  • Court Says:

    Finish my novel and attempt to get it published. If I don’t get published, be okay with trying alone.

    (That’s technically two!)

  • Joanna Says:

    One item that is on my list, and I should say items, would be to travel to ALL the professional baseball parks in the United States with my hubby!

  • Rosalinda Says:

    On my life list is to graduate from college.

  • Lara K-W Says:

    Find out if any of my grandfather’s family’s houses are still standing in Russia and then go visit. (I’m going to need a translator!)

  • sara Says:

    how glorious. well, one thing on my life list is to make a 7 course meal.

  • Kerri Anne Says:

    Go back to Moscow and stay there longer than a day.

  • Aimee Stiggins Says:

    I want to learn how to make the perfect apple pie. The flaky and tender crust is elusive for me.

  • T Bun Says:

    Drive cross country!

  • Katie Kruger Says:

    First thing on my life list—finish my PhD!

  • Jennifer Says:

    If you check out my website link (aka click on my name), you won’t find my life list, but something close. It’s a list of 101 things to do/accomplish in 1001 days.

    On my life list though (that’s not on that list): to visit each continent.

  • grimsaburger Says:

    I’m not doing so bad on <a href="http://grimsaburger.wordpress.com/2008/05/15/the-list-in-which-i-refuse-to-mention-the-word-bucket/"my List so far, but I’d really like to cross off that dissertation item soon.

  • Laurel W. Says:

    I want to fly through the air with the greatest of speed — on a flying trapeze.

  • Amanda Deibel Says:

    On my Life List: To read every book on Time Magazine’s list of 100 best novels of all time. http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/completelist/0,29569,1951793,00.html

  • Jilly L Says:

    I plan to someday go to Italy with my husband and meet his family and see their old house.

  • Tristin Says:

    My boyfriend and I want to live for a year in Bermuda. I plan on making money by taking pics of families on vacation and selling them beautiful beach pictures in paradise! :)

  • Liz Dunn Says:

    I want to go to a place where people have enough real problems and obstacles that I actually stop feeling like I have problems.

  • Susan H. Says:

    On my life list is a visit to Denmark, land of my ancestors, and hopefully to take my mom along with me.

  • C.C. Says:

    Go on a safari in Africa and see the big five.

    ….and I’m leaving for my month long adventure to Africa next week!

  • Angela Says:

    One thing on my life list: Travel to every state in the US and just take pictures of the beautiful country we live in.

  • Kat Says:

    Oh my gosh, are those tiny polaroid-like prints???

    On my life list: learn to use a “real” camera. The kind with f-stops and things.

  • Lyndsee Says:

    Oh my, this is a good giveaway. I want climb a mountain someday. Not necessarily one that requires oxygen bottles or anything. I just want to stand on top of a piece of earth that I got myself to the top of.

  • Katrina Grabowski Says:

    On My Life List: to capture the everyday moments with my camera! Which means carry it every where I go!

  • Marsha Says:

    I want to swim with dolphins!

  • Mary Says:

    Taking voice lessons so I can sing the part in “Don’t Stop Believing” where he goes “in the NIIIIIIIIIGHT”! Seriously. That’s on my life list. I’d like to sing other things too, but that’s definitely what spurred me into life-list action.

  • Jennifer Lyday Says:

    A very important action on my Life List: adopt a child (or 2!) from the Congo :]

  • Candice Says:

    Take horseback riding lessons. Or work in a stable for free with horses. Anything with horses. The little girl in me needs to do this someday!

  • Lauren Says:

    Live without a TV.

  • Rebecca Says:

    Travel to China (hoping for next March). I am hoping to make it happen even more so as we are hosting 3 international students from China right now! Woot!!

  • Casey Says:

    I want to eat a salad made entirely of things I’ve grown myself!

  • Mychelle Says:

    On my life list is to visit New York City with my daughters.

  • Melissa Leach Says:

    One of my things on my life list is learning how to surf, however, i’m petrified of sharks, therefore, for now, i will settle on having a fabulous camera bag? Not the same, i know, but closely as awesome!

  • Emma Nathews Says:

    The most pressing item on my life list to to start my own photography business!! And what better motivation than a shiny new Lola bag!

  • Sheila Says:

    A dawn hot air balloon ride in Kenya is on my life list. I will be doing it on October 17!!

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  • Emily Says:

    On my life list was to make cake balls. I did it!

  • Natalie Says:

    Give birth to a healthy and beautiful baby Girl…, travel with her to Italy, Russia, France, and England… Haveing a baby Girl this Octorber, and hopefully we can travel together in about 10 years or so… can’t wait

  • Amy Says:

    High on my life list would be living for at least 6 months in a country other than the United States.

    Thank you for hosting such a great giveaway!

  • Sarah Says:

    I want to be a photographer :)

  • Jae Says:

    I want to be a park ranger in Utah SO BAD.

  • Holly Allred Says:

    I want to visit the small town in Italy where my great grandfather is from. My ultimate dream is to make this trip with my grandfather who has inspired me from the beginning in my photography.

  • Jan Says:

    I want to photograph my family’s home in Ireland!

  • darrah parker Says:

    Besides having Maile do a photo session for me (someday!), one of the things on my life list is to be in the audience at the Oprah show before it goes off the air.

  • Anna Says:

    Amazing giveaway!

    My lifelist item: I want to visit my sister and her sons in Sydney, Australia!

  • Emily Says:

    Drink Champagne on a sail boat.

  • Barbara Says:

    I want to create my own personal chapel on our property. Would love to photograph the process! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  • Sarah Says:

    become a successful professional photographer!!

  • April Says:

    Host a bonfire.

  • Sarah Says:

    have a baby.

  • Wayfaring Wanderer Says:

    While there are many places that I would like to travel on my life list, I’m going to go with another answer.

    Becoming a portrait photographer for people is on my life list. I’m taking a step in that direction tomorrow with my very first maternity shoot! Woot :D

  • Jennifer Puckett Says:

    I had two things that were very important to me in life…

    1) have children and be a great mother to them. now I have two boys and LOVE them so much!

    2) save money for them to go to college. I want them to learn the value of money, so my personal philosophy is to have them pay for half and I’ll pay for half. If they get a full scholarship, then I’ll save my half of tuition money to give them as a down payment on a house or as starter money for building a house. I’ve had to work for everything I’ve ever had and I know how hard it is to work full time and take difficult classes. I don’t want that for my children.

  • Kimberly Says:

    Hug Big Bird.

  • ladyloo Says:

    I would like to go to high tea at The Empress Hotel in Victoria, and at the Banff Fairmont Hotel.

  • SK Says:

    Perform a lounge singer version of Iggy Pop’s “Lust for Life” – slow and mournful.

  • mando Says:

    I’m currently working on two things to be able to strike off items from my life list: 1) Growing out my hair so I can eventually cut it off to donate to cancer, 2) Paying off my OSAP, so I will have money to start travelling Canada.

  • Kinsey Says:

    Throw a formal dinner party. Placecards, napkin rings, multiple courses–the whole deal.

  • Kate @ Savour Fare Says:

    Line dry my sheets.

    I know it’s weird, but I have a thing for crisp, fresh smelling bed linens.

  • Aimee Says:

    Refinish a piece of furniture.

    Writing my list down makes every entry seem more possible.

  • Tonya Poitevint Says:

    I would love to take my kiddos and husband to Italy and live abroad for a few months…of course, while toting my new Epiphanie camera bag! ;)

  • mia Says:

    visit a nunnery

  • Kristy Says:

    Find the rooftop of the world, and sound my barbaric YAWP over it.

  • Sandra Says:

    Milk a cow.

  • michelle r. Says:

    Life list… There is so much. First have my second baby and lose all the pregnancy weight… from the first baby too!

  • Cathy Forbes Says:

    I want to go to Italy! :)

  • jen Says:

    Climb Mt Kiliminjaro (looking oh-so-stylish with my Lola bag!)

    jen :)

  • Jenn S. Says:

    Number one on my list is to find time to be ME. Not mom, wife, daughter, friend, just ME for a little bit. I feel i lose myself in everything else.

  • Grace Says:

    My dream is to travel all around the world (especially all over Europe, India, Korea, and South America) and take photos and capture those precious moments.

  • VickiS~FL Says:

    To finally get at my goal weight and I’m working on it as we speak:~)

    By the way, your camera bags are gorgeous!

  • Heidi Says:

    Knit a sweater that fits and looks amazing.

  • Sassafras Mama Says:

    Fabulous bags.

    On my life list: eat she-crab soup and visit some historical houses in Charleston, SC.

  • Michelle Says:

    Something I haven’t done: ride in a hot air balloon.

    Something I have done: hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

  • Toni Bonjoc Says:

    To see the 7 wonders of the world. I’ve seen 2 but i still have a lpng way to go

  • Cindy Says:

    I’ve been coveting these bags for awhile. Nice giveaway!

    Life list: Write down the rich oral history of my mother’s family & their immigration from Scotland to New Zealand to Canada. The stories are told at each family gathering and I need to start recording them before they are gone.

  • la_florecita Says:

    Something I’m considering adding to my Life List…

    Take care of the things I don’t want to think about: a living will, funeral arrangements, whatever else sneaks up on you when someone dies and it’s 50 years before you expected it.

  • Stacey Says:

    One of my top goals:

    Travel to London and, among other things, purchase a set of all seven Harry Potter novels in the closest bookshop to King’s Cross Station.

  • Erin O. Says:

    I want to find a great couch at a thrift store or flea market and reupholster it myself.

  • Karla Says:

    A trip to Alaska with my Husband, the kids, and my parents.

  • Candy Navarrette Says:

    I want to see Ireland!

    Would LOVE that bag, and that cute camera:)

  • Leslie Says:

    to learn to play guitar and carry a tune.

  • Maura Says:

    Adopt a child.

  • Cherie Says:

    The number one thing on my life list is to ride a camel in Egypt.

  • ruthie Says:

    Cool! I want go go on a Segway tour. I’m going tomorrow, can’t wait!

  • Janet Says:

    Buy a house at the beach!

  • Lora Says:

    Perfect a fierce runway walk. Nay, strut!

  • Bethany Says:

    make a dress for myself that I would actually wear.

  • Rina Says:

    So many things… at the top of the list is build or renovate a home.

  • Amanda V Says:

    On my life list… travel to Italy with my hubby!

  • Julia Says:

    To live abroad with my family for a summer or an entire year.

  • BEAT Says:

    To be ordained in the United Methodist Church. I still have some time before it happens, but I continue on…

  • Amanda G. Says:

    I want to climb to the top of a mountain. And take pictures along the way, of course! ;)

  • ChaEsq Says:

    Life list item: write a book about my parents’ lives in North & South Korea, then here in the States.

  • Ali Says:

    Buy ice cream for my literary agent!

    Why? As thanks for her selling my first novel.

  • Frances Says:

    To take a mediterenean cruise with my husband

  • Mari Ohira Says:

    On my life list is learning a lot of how to’s: how to cook a decent meal, how to sew a fashionable coat (actually, being able to sew the hem of my pants would be wonderful), how to take photos like NatGeo does, how not to look such a wannabe at everything – even though I want to excel at everything. With this bag and this camera, I know I’ll make a hell of a good start.

  • Kelsey Says:

    Take a really good, evocative portrait of my parents.

  • Jessica J Says:

    On my list and happening tomorrow is to give birth to a happy, healthy baby boy! :)

  • christine Says:

    I would love to go on tour all over the world with a band I love with me being their photographer!

  • Laura Says:

    My big thing on my life list is to get a doctorate. This should happen in the Spring of 2015!

  • lisa cox Says:

    I want to make a family tree(with photos) for my child.

  • Liz Says:

    I would love to go to all 50 states… I’ve got 39 down!! :)

  • Mishaun Says:

    Travel to Australia.

  • Kara Says:

    I would love to study abroad in Australia while I’m in college!

  • Kirsten C Says:

    I’ve always wanted to volunteer to read books to children in hospitals.

  • Krissa Says:

    So, this is the next one I’m doing:

    62. Get back in touch with the kids I took care of, and their family, in the summer of 2000.

    But THIS is the one I’m the most excited about achieving, one day:

    95. Live in California.

  • Beth k. Says:

    Make my grandmother’s bread and butter pickles.

  • Jennifer R Says:

    I’d love to take my husband and four kids on a REAL family vacation!!!!

  • CarolynC Says:

    Go to Italy – next year, hopefully!

    Also, its a goal to actually USE my lovely slr more often … a pretty bag to carry it around in sure would help! :)

  • Kristina Says:

    On mine: #82. Eat dinner out of a vending machine in Japan

  • JoAnn Shiley Says:

    I have had a love of photography since I was in high school But life took over and never got to pursue it. I have time now and this last year has been a blast teaching myself. I currently use my photos to encourage others to live in the moment. That is what my lifelist is all about; encouraging others. I would LOVE to have the beautiful camera bag and the instant camera. Thanks for offering this opportunity!

  • Shauna S Says:

    On my life list is to keep learning something new and building my skills each day! I might have just completed my Photography Diploma and be going back for Web Design, but there will always be things to learn. I hope to travel the world not only to see if but to photograph it in ways people usually wouldn’t see :)

  • Kim Says:

    Spend the day at the Louvre and then have my fill of cheeses, bread, and wine for dinner.

  • Carla Says:

    Learn to ride a horse!

    Great photos!

  • Megan Says:

    Learn to drive stick shift!

  • Courtney Says:

    See the Aurora Borealis!

  • Mareshia Says:

    54. Continue to throw [my husband] Fabulous Birthday Parties
    2008– BBQ and Bowling Surprise Party with Birthday Pie
    2009– Kickball Classic
    2010– Birthday Beer Dinner for Men

  • Joy Massey Says:

    I want to learn any foreign language most likely: Swahili, French, or Spanish. Also live in London for any period of time.

  • Tracy Says:

    Top of my Life List: begin a career I enjoy and can be passionate about and thankfully…. I’m moving towards that goal!! Thanks for this chance… the bags are beautiful :)

  • Larae Says:

    On my life list is to visit Alaska and Hawaii. Love the camera and bag. My camera dies and I NEED a new one. :)

  • kathi Says:

    Inspire someone.

  • danielle Says:

    Life List item: Get this house organized.

  • Beks Says:

    I want to get my daughters name tattooed in a beautiful script.

  • Stefani Says:

    One thing on my life list is to get a horse and go horse back riding. I have wanted one since I was 5 yrs old. I am hoping to check it off next summer. – Thank you so much for this opportunity!

  • Amanda Says:

    Do a bike tour of Italy with my girlfriends, complete with winery tours and staying in villas.

  • Min Says:

    Life List #26 Go to my homeland with my husband and children to show them where Mama came from.

  • sarah Says:

    I am moving into my first real house, with 2 floors and everything, tomorrow morning. Life list #28.

  • Leah Says:

    Step foot on all 7 continents.

  • Michelle P Says:

    Learn how to swim, and scuba dive The Great Barrier Reef :)

  • Sayuri Says:

    Do the Peace Corps again with my hubby after our kids are grown and we are retired. Peace.

  • JoAnne Says:

    I would like to be able to do 10 pull ups unassisted. Not sure why this has always been a goal of mine but I am only now adding the exercise habit that will help me reach this goal.

  • Ashley Says:

    I would love to visit all fifty states with my husband and kids in tow.

  • Rebecca the Housewrecka Says:

    I want to live on the coast of Maine!

  • Lauren Says:

    on my life list is to travel around europe.

  • Natalie Clayshulte Says:

    On my life list is to travel to Europe!!

  • Karen Says:

    Travel to Europe with my husband

  • Lamisa Says:

    I would really like to put bait on my own fishing rod. All my life my dad or husband have done it for me…not anymore!

  • Tammy Woo Says:

    on my life list is to travel to all 7 continents!

  • Justin Smith Says:

    Mt. Everest (base camp)!

  • Junita Says:

    Take classes at the Ballymaloe Cookery School in Ireland.

  • Leona Says:

    Visit Ireland…and once there tromp around visiting all the castles, museums and pubs I can. :)

  • Raquel B Says:

    I’d like to visit the castles of Portugal. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  • Christie Says:

    safari in Kenya.

  • Marnie Says:

    I’d like to spend a month in Italy and France…

  • Prairie Mother Says:

    On my life list is to hike the Grand Canyon with my kids. I did it when I was in college and really want them to experience the beauty of it!

  • patricia Says:

    Visit Spain. Ideally for a month, but I’d take a week.

  • Krystle Says:

    My life list includes things like traveling to Italy and just living for a month. Eat, drink wine, and take lots of photos!

  • MissM Says:

    I LOVE Epiphanie bags! On my life list is to take an Italian cooking class in Tuscany… Among many other things :)

  • Marnie Says:

    I’d like to visit Italy and France–the countryside and coast…

  • Rachel Says:

    To learn AusLan (Australian sign language).

  • kim m. Says:

    travel. with my husband and my family.

  • Ganiestry Says:

    Going on a road trip and taking photographs off all weird and silly roadside monument or statues.

  • Susan Says:

    On my life list: to finally uncover the secret to work-life balance.

  • Lissy Says:

    Have a huge garden and grow all my own veggies and fruits.

  • Erin Says:

    Visit all 7 continents!

  • Jeana Says:

    To find out I made a difference in one child’s life.

  • Elise Says:

    Oh count me in. :) I want to have a solo show in a gallery.

  • Rachel Biggs Says:

    Oh my, almost 40 and still had never had a bikini wax. I got up the courage to do it after you Momversation! I guess that it is not longer on my list, but it has been heartily checked off! (My sister soon followed suit)

  • Katie Says:

    Lose weight and KEEP it off.

  • Jen C Says:

    Join Toastmasters and become an expert public speaker!

  • Becky Says:

    Run. In an actual race! I’m all signed up for next month!

  • Kerry Says:

    Drink champagne in paris.

  • Robin Says:

    Life list – traveling through the US in a leisurely way documenting our travels, meeting people along our way and ended up visiting our daughter who is a
    college student in New York. Thanks for the opportunity for the lovely & stylish camera bag and camera.

  • Jen Says:

    I want to visit Paris with my husband, sit in a cafe with a view of the Eiffel Tower, eat a baguette and drink a glass of red wine. Without the kids, of course! ;-)

  • Kuky Says:

    Travel to Hong Kong, where I was born, with my husband and kids.

  • Christine Says:

    Quit my job without fear of what’s to come

  • Jenn F Says:

    I want to travel to Europe (and not be afraid of the flight over the ocean :)

    And I would really like a Lola bag!

  • mandy Says:

    on the list: visit Graceland. actually take the tour, not just linger outside the gate.

  • Sara Says:

    Adopt a child since I can’t have any of my own.

  • Kaylynn Jibson Says:

    Someday I want to rent an RV and drive down the California Coast with my husband and children. With no real plan except to have fun together.

  • Ris Says:

    One thing on my list is run a half marathon, which I’m accomplishing (I hope!) in two weeks!

  • B.m. Says:

    Adopt a child. Not because Anj Jolie did it, but becayse I’ve had this in my heart for a long time: to love someone who needs love and care.

  • Rebecca S Says:

    7. Pilgrimage to Prince Edward Island. You know, all because of Lucy Maud Montgomery.

  • Stepanie Cooper Says:

    On my lifelist is to travel to Italy! Maybe I will take my daughter with me too!

  • Michelle Says:

    Someday, I want to own my own horse. And learn to make a good smoothie. Not out of said horse.

  • Amanda Jaeger Says:

    Finish my children’s baby books!

  • Kimberly Triplett Says:

    I am a disable vet whose goal is to get healthy enough to go skydiving and to start figure skating again…

  • Laura Says:

    Play in Nationals (Ultimate frisbee), and necessarily, train hard enough to get on a team that will go.

  • German Says:

    I want that bag!

  • Hannah Mayer Says:

    On my life list… watch 1 hour of uninterrupted TV.

  • leeshka Says:

    Sell something that I’ve knit or crocheted to a stranger. Profiting from what I’m starting to love sounds fantastic.

  • Jill Says:

    Want! Dive with whale sharks. Learn to bake really good bread. And paddle out to a 5 foot wave with the will to surf it. Amen.

  • Angela Says:

    on my list: Return to Germany for a long family visit. My husband is from there and most of his family still lives there. Our kids are now old enough to enjoy the travels! They are 17, almost 10 and the twins are 4.

  • Laurie Says:

    Start a freelance website design business, and donate some of my work to non-profits or independently run small businesses.

  • Elly Says:

    #97 – Mail 100 hand written letters. I’ve written four. Ninety Six to go. :)


  • Janet Says:

    Become a mom. I just found out I’m 5 weeks along! :)

  • Rachel Says:

    I don’t have a full 100 items on my list yet but the last thing I’ve added is to enter a photo in a photo contest…so there’s that…also, I’d like to learn to SCUBA and raise chickens…

  • Jlal Says:

    Forage for wild edible mushrooms in the forest behind my house.

  • Candace M. Says:

    Love the Epiphanie bags and what a cool camera!!

    On my life list are tons of things, but for just one: Travel to Italy and take as many photos as possible. Also just to enjoy all the small things in life…everyday.

  • Carrie Says:

    Rent a villa in Tuscany for at least two weeks.

  • Pictou Says:

    Fly in a hot air balloon over the Blue Ridge Mountains.

  • Susan Says:

    I want to be able to ride a bike from home to school, about 5 miles; I’ve never owned a bike before (even as a kid). So first order of business: get a bike!

  • Lisa Anderson Says:

    My life list – travel at least once to every continent!

  • Carolyn Says:

    I want to fight the statistics and catch any signs of breast cancer early, just like my mom did. So my goal is mammograms every year, starting at age 30.

  • amy Says:

    Get my first tattoo.

  • Lori Says:

    Publish a novel.

  • Sara Says:

    On my life list – to visit Australia

  • Tally Says:

    TO be a photog and quit this accountant gig I have. It’s killing my creativity!!!

  • Minsi Says:

    so cute! i’ve just started taking pictures and would love this bag for my new DSLR. :)

  • Katie Jane Parker Says:

    I’m actually starting one of my life list items tomorrow, and I am SO excited: Take a photo every day for one year.

    Tomorrow is my 27th birthday… during my 27th year I’ll be traveling an insane amount, getting married, and growing my little business. I’m so excited that I’ve chosen this year to document, and I can’t wait to cross this item off the list.

  • Angela Says:

    Go to Europe!

  • Lauri Says:

    My life list item: do my Christmas shopping in Marrakech & Casablanca.

    (Oh my, that camera bag is drool-worthy!)

  • ktbuffy Says:

    My #36 – Learn to drive a stick shift.

  • Melissa Says:

    top of my list right now is to practice yoga twice weekly to help save my sanity!

  • Becca Says:

    I would like to take a year to travel to twelve different cities across the United States – staying one month in each location, working odd jobs, to get a real feel for the people, lifestyle and cadence of these places I’ve always wanted to experience (New Orleans, Austin, Savannah, Santa Fe, NYC, San Francisco, Chicago, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Boston).

  • Rina Says:

    On my life list? Going to Patagonia.

  • Cecilia Says:

    Run a half marathon.

  • Anne (in Reno) Says:

    I know there are already a million posts on here but I figure it’s worth a shot mostly since I’ve been incessantly hunting for a decent camera bag and that one is lovely!

  • Vanessa Says:

    My most recently added item is to own a vacation/retirement property in another country. Ireland and Italy are the top two contenders so far. I love both countries and would love to be able to spend extended periods of time in either one.
    My friends and family are all pushing for Ireland.

  • Anne (in Reno) Says:

    Oops, forgot my list item. It’s an Italian class. Took Italian in HS and want to get back into the groove of it. Hope this doesn’t DQ me, it’s an accidental double post!

  • abi Says:

    I want to have a baby and be a great mom! (and I love Epiphanie bags – camera looks really fun too – thanks!)

  • Jennifer Says:

    Move to Santorini and live in a traditional cave house… not forever, but for a fun little while.

  • Heather Says:

    Have a child – estimated completion, 1-11-11 :) Can’t wait to meet you Phoebe!

  • Emily Says:

    I want to become a ballroom dancer and wear sexy outfits and shake my hips all over the place!

  • kakaty Says:

    I would like to learn how to properly use my beautiful DSLR camera. I want to take it off Auto and really learn how to capture the moment.

  • monica Says:

    Good grief, there are a ton of comments already! One life list item? Swim with the baby whales and enormous globs of whale milk in Baja California. There.

  • Stacey Says:

    To visit/meet family I haven’t seen in years…starting with the Wilson’s in Texas!

  • Charity Says:

    Run for office

  • Philene Says:

    to visit a good friend in dehli and venture to rajasthan for awesome polaroid snaps!

  • molika ashford Says:

    to build a solar hot tub.

  • Laura B Says:

    see the northern lights.

  • Jessica Says:

    I want it!

  • Valerie Says:

    Lifelist goal #6 — travel to Europe with my husband and my toddler. Paris and Italy– maybe two trips!

  • karen Says:

    top thing on my life list is to visit antarctica!!

  • Heidi Says:

    I would love to get a Mac to make photo editing even easier!!

  • Vessa Says:

    A photo booth for my next birthday party!

  • Nora Says:

    Lie on a rooftop in Paris, and look at the sky.

  • meg Says:

    Take my dad to play the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland.

  • Elissa Dahlgren Says:

    Ahhh I can’t seem to win myself one of those beautiful Ephiphanie bags…maybe this will be the time!
    On my lifelist: Travel to Russia to see the surrogate twins I gave birth to last year.

  • Kristin Says:

    #50: Live in a house with a tire swing.

  • Mandy Says:

    My life list is ever changing…but right now one would be to own one of those beautiful bags!

  • Lori Acciavatti Says:

    I want to empower my children to love photography….not as a means to an end, but because there is peace in taking pictures.

  • Katie Says:

    So far the best thing on my life list is to go to Prince Edward Island after re-reading all of the Anne of Green Gables books and wander around. And then drive to the edge of Nova Scotia all the way out to the Atlantic Ocean!

  • Leeza Says:

    Make an outfit from sketch to reality – I’ve been sketching “dream” outfits since elementary school for fun, and am working on the sewing skills now.

  • Lynsey Says:

    One of the items on my life list: To be kissed on the Eiffel Tower.

  • jenny Says:

    one of my life list items? bicycle across america!

  • Melanie Says:

    Learn how to work my camera better so I can shoot on full manual all the time.

  • Claudia Yates Says:

    I want my family to stay healthy and enjoy our retirement.

  • Audrey C Says:

    Lifelist goal: scuba dive in the Galapagos and hopefully see the ever elusive Manta Ray… though I’d settle for diving with Humpback whales and Whale sharks too!

  • Kate Says:

    Try 100 new recipes

  • Erin Says:

    Be self-employed.

  • Michelle Says:

    I definitely added the Jamaican dog sled team to my life list after I saw it here! :o) Something that was on my list before is to make home made salsa from ingredients grown entirely in my own garden!

  • Wendy M. Says:

    From the Life List of Wendy M: I want to be the best woman I can be, feel good in my own skin, to be fulfilled in my mind, and strong in my spirit.

  • Deb Says:

    Go to Europe.

  • Rachel Says:

    To participate in an archaeological dig, preferably in Egypt!

  • Amy Says:

    Go to the Iowa State Fair.

  • Valerie Says:

    Go on a multi-day biking trip. (like, maybe, in France?)

  • Erin S. Says:

    Drive a Zamboni.

    I have no idea how I’m going to make that happen, but one day . . .

  • Paula Says:

    My list — visit New York City again, go overseas, run in a 5k. :) And so many more :)

  • heidi Says:

    on my life list?
    get rid of over 50% of my belongings.

  • Amber Says:

    I want to go to Iceland!

  • janie Says:

    Make fudge. I know this doesn’t seem like a worthy life list goal however it is harder than it looks. My grandmother made the best fudge in the whole entire world and she would make is special for me ever birthday and she promised that one day she would give me the recipe. Well, that didn’t happen due to circumstances outside of her control but I did get her recipe box and the fudge recipe(which she never followed exactly and doesn’t contain a secret ingredient, um thanks Grandma? ;D) So I have a life list goal of making fudge like my Grandma and maybe just feel a little closer to her on my birthday.

  • Kathy Says:

    Lifelist item: knit a pair of socks

  • Megan Simpson Says:

    Visit all the major national parks in the United States.

  • chriss Says:

    Swim with dolphins.

  • Lina Says:

    To live overseas for a year.

  • kate Says:

    write a children’s book. sooner rather than later

  • Kelli Says:

    Take my mother on a trip somewhere amazing, just the two of us. She loves to explore and be surrounded by new scenery, but as a teacher she is usually limited to a room full of energetic seven-year-olds. My job doesn’t pay much (and I don’t get paid overtime!) so it’ll be tough…but someday, I want to find a way to show her how awesome she is.

  • Sharon Says:

    Visit Africa!

  • Elise H Says:

    Have a photo published.

  • Jacqueline C. Says:

    I would love to learn to surf. I should have tried it before I had kids!

  • Jen Says:

    To own a pear tree and feed people dear to me with its fruit.

    Loved reading this list.

  • Jackie Says:

    #1 on my lust list – to move overseas one day and find a way to live by a beautiful beach.

  • Kat Says:

    I just completed my “Take 100 Portraits” goal and added “Take 100 More Portraits” to my list.

  • Erica Says:

    Learn Arabic. I’m working on it!

  • Rocki Says:

    Split a baguette and bottle of red with my husband in Paris.

  • Andi Says:

    see all (new) 7 wonders of the world: Great Wall of China, Petra, Christ the Redeemer, Machu Picchu, Chichen Itza, Colosseum, Taj Mahal, Great Pyramid of Giza

  • Nicole Says:

    I would like to quit my 9-5 job and support my family with my freelance photography!!

  • regan Says:

    Take the longest flight possible in first class

  • Alex Says:

    Relax in a large white hammock strung between the trees in my very own backyard (someday maybe I will have one) and drink kir royales all afternoon.

  • Christina M. Says:

    Hike San Gorgonio Mountain with my family in 2015.

  • kates Says:

    Hit a squirrel with a rock. I want the vermin in my yard to fear me like they fear the hobbits.

  • Catherine C Says:

    just one. . . live in London.
    Thanks for the great opportunity!!

  • Heidi Says:

    Take my husband on a tour of the Normandy beaches.

  • tayamg Says:

    I’d like to see Machu Picchu.

  • Anne Says:

    What a lovely giveaway. An item on my lifelist is to run a half marathon. I’ve done some 5Ks. Next year I’ll try a 10K and the year after that a half!

  • Myrian Cortez Says:

    To be a Mom!!!

  • Erin Faye Says:

    number one on my life list is to have a baby. i want nothing more than to be a mom :)

  • Ivy Says:

    see the northern lights

  • Janet Says:

    Take my family on a month long road trip across the USA.

  • Catherine Says:

    Coincidentally, one of the things on my lifelist is to become better acquainted with the manual tools on my DSLR. And I would look so much cuter doing that with the camera bag on my arm!

  • Natalie Mitchell Says:

    I received my first ephiphan!e bag yesterday and I love it! Would love another one… please enter me into the competition,

  • Ashley Says:

    Finish my Ph.D. and sail the Pacific ocean on a research yacht. Yesssss.

  • Sarah Says:

    Do the splits (in both directions).

  • Tonya Says:

    One of the things on my lifelist was “go whitewater rafting.” Mainly because it scares me to death. My husband just told me he booked a trip for my birthday, Labor Day weekend. Excuse me while I barf…

  • Annie Says:

    I aspire to make all of my beauty and cleaning products so natural that I wouldn’t mind eating them.

  • BethS Says:

    Go to Europe for several weeks with my husband…and ONLY my husband.

  • Kelley Says:

    To qualify for the Boston Marathon!

  • Karen Says:

    Lose another 20 pounds by New Years. I’ve lost 35 so far this year!

  • Amy Bradburn Says:

    To begin taking photos of random things that look like letters and spell out things to frame…

  • Vickimae Says:

    A Top 5 item in my Life List: Tell a story about selling books door to door for The Moth.

  • Janelle Says:

    Travel to all 4 tennis grand slams: Australia, French, Wimbledon, and US Open. And I want to learn sports photography which is also related to this goal and the epiphanie bag!

  • abi Says:

    I want to take my kids camping at the campground I used to go to with my family when I was a kid.

  • Sara Beth Says:

    #1 on my life list is to gain dual-citizenship. Still haven’t decided whether I want the other country to be one I’m comfortable with (Northern Ireland/England maybe?) or a 3rd world country.

  • BreAnn Says:

    Simple. Become a mom.

  • Carolynn Says:

    Go to Carnival in Rio!!!

  • Lisa May Says:

    Take my daughter camping and make s’mores over a real live campfire. Going Labor Day weekend!

  • Sarah Says:

    I’d love to go to the Seychelles!

  • ChrisBL Says:

    Go to Europe with my mom and my sister.

  • JenniferB Says:

    I want to swim with dolphins one day, so also on my list is learning (better) how to swim. You know, on/in the actual water, like a person, not a flailing hippopotamus.

  • jodimichelle Says:

    on my life list: To vacation yearly with Aaron (my husband) and we’ll doing just that this weekend, sans the kids, for our 7th anniversary.

    this of course would be a little more icing on the cake :)

  • kym b Says:

    72. backpack across europe for a few months with my husband when we retire and the kids are grown. we have a ways to go…

  • Leah Says:

    one thing from my list list: start a beehive. I’ve been working with one at my job, and it’s been a lot of fun!

  • Lisa Says:

    Item on my life list: Standing in the Sistine Chapel. *sigh*

  • Rae Borecky Says:

    i will go to Brazil. learn Portuguese from someone, while teaching them English. i will not return to the ‘states until both we’re fluent.

  • Mandy Christian Says:

    When I saw this I got so excited!! Maile inspired me last week to write my own life list and post it, its up on my blog… My favorite and most passionate goal : To Inspire Someone Else….

    Would love to win that gorgeous bag! I love em!!
    Good luck to all who enter and thanks for hosting this contest!

  • Jaye McLaughlin Says:

    On my list is to start a photography business. This bag would make me LOOK like a professional!

  • Traci Baldwin Says:

    Swim in the luminescent waters of Puerto Rico – so envious of your trip doing just that!

  • Terebene Says:

    So many things – Venice for sure! And Alaska. And Oregon…and…see?

  • Jill Says:

    learn spanish so i can communicate with the families of the kiddos teach. :)
    thanks for this awesome giveaway.

  • Susie Says:

    To have kids is at the top right now. I also want to volunteer for an animal rescue agency.

  • Cathi Says:

    Learn to make bread — really good bread.

  • Victoria Says:

    Attend fashion week in Paris with my husband.

  • Alex Says:

    I would love to visit every state in a decked out RV and while there enjoy the locally produced food and wine! I may have to sell my house and wait until retirement, but it will be so much fun when it happens!

  • Emma Says:

    WOW! Everyone’s comments are so inspiring!
    For me, I’d like to vacation in Europe with family; write the great American novel; make my children proud; get a college degree; camp in the Rockies; watch movies at the Sundance Film Festival with my good friend Jamie; take a vacation where I volunteer and make a difference in that small corner of the world.

  • Julie Says:

    It’s my goal to hug a monkey.

  • Lauren Says:

    To cook a steak… and cook it properly!

  • Bethany Says:

    Become fluent in German.

  • Juli Says:

    My lifelist wish is to take my little family cross country in our vast U.S. …and take lots and lots of pics along the way!!!

  • Jessie Says:

    To travel the world (at least 6 of the 7 continents) with people I love…family, friends, and/or my future husband!

  • Lynne Bingham Says:

    My husband and I suffered through 7 losses and 14 years of infertility before we were blessed with our son. Nine months later, we were shocked to find out we were carrying identical twins. I’m a busy momma! :)

  • Jen Louie Says:

    One of the things on my life list is to go to Vanuatu with my husband.

  • Traci Says:

    To travel by car across the USA and stop at the random historical markers along the way.

  • meeyeehere Says:

    I want to fly in a plane!

  • Dianne Says:

    LOVE the Lola bag! I would really, really like to go to New England in the fall.

  • Firda Says:

    To go back to school to do a master’s degree!

  • St.Ar Says:

    Life list item: learn to make pita bread for our evening Lebanese dinners.

  • Christie Says:

    Ride an elephant!

  • Amelia Says:

    Here’s the one I checked off yesterday: finish my Ph.D.!

  • Kate Says:

    I want to dive with whale sharks.

  • Melissa M. Says:

    Return to Austria, the scene of falling in love with my husband!

  • Meghan Says:

    To travel to Italy and France for a full on foodie tour. Do nothing but eat delicious food, drink wine and take in the amazing sights

  • Roya Says:

    Taking professional photos with my husband on 10th, 15th, 20th, … anniversaries.

  • pam Says:

    go to australia and hug a koala bear!

  • Breanne Says:

    I’ll take my (not so great odds) chances, and enter… because I’ve been lusting after an Epiphanie bag for a very, very long time. Like, since they were released. One day, one of them will belong to me. :)

  • Barb Says:

    My life list item is to attend an art school that specializes in glass. I have a small hobby business and would love to expand it into a full time adventure!

  • Rebeca Carpenter Says:

    R U kidding me! On my list is to own these two products :) In all sincerity in my lifetime I would love to see my children to come to know Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. That is so on the top of my list. :)

  • Juju Says:

    Oh baby, I’ve been drooling over those epiphanie bags since I first saw them! *slobber* LOL

    One thing on my life list is to someday live less than a few hours’ drive from my brother and his family. He has five kids, we have none; he lives in Alaska, we live in Florida. Did I mention that he’s my twin brother and one of my favorite people in the known universe? OK, kinda sappy, but there it is!

  • Kate Says:

    Learn to like beer.

    My husband is a home-brewing beer snob, and I’ve never liked the stuff. I’m working on finding ones I can drink, and hopefully I’ll acquire more of a taste for it!

  • Breanne Says:

    Oooooppppssss, I got so excited about the bag that I forgot about the life list before I hit enter. Um, so, disqualify entry #1138 and count this one instead (oh how sad I’ll be if that one comes up).

    Previous comment: “I’ll take my (not so great odds) chances, and enter… because I’ve been lusting after an Epiphanie bag for a very, very long time. Like, since they were released. One day, one of them will belong to me. ”

    Life List: Work at something that brings joy to myself and others; See one of my photograph hanging somewhere or published somewhere awesome; Return to Italy; Love me.

  • jobonga Says:

    I want to read a novel in French!

  • kimi Says:

    i would love to visit all national parks in my lifetime!

  • Jennifer Says:

    right now i’m working on completing “learn to play the drums” cause I wanna thoroughly know how to rock out. this summer I’m going to “swim with dolphins” while on my honeymoon. I would really like the instant camera as a fun toy at my wedding. :)

  • Emma C Says:

    I do heart these bags, I do. On my life list is to sleep in a tree house. :)

  • Kris McElman Says:

    Do 100 crunches with ease… without breaking a sweat.

    I’m up to 35!

  • Stephanie Says:

    I want to have lunch with Tim Gunn.

  • Sabrina Says:

    Drive out west with the kids on a family vacation to the Grand Canyon.

  • SarahThe Says:

    Snorkel in a public fountain. With fins and everything. Preferably in Vegas.

  • Sarah Says:

    One of the newest additions to my life list is to sail on a tall ship.

    I’d look like a pretty fashionable first mate if i was carry a bag like that!

  • Anu Says:

    My life list: Live in Italy for a year….more importantly though move into working in non-profit full time.

  • Anne Says:

    I want to shear a sheep.

  • charleigh Says:

    life list: travel with my family to experience a white xmas together

    hoping we’ll travel to the USA & do it this year

    how i’d love to take this bag & camera with me! :)

  • Mary Says:

    On my life list – take a train trip out west and spring for the sleeper car.

  • Michel Says:

    Do I?! photograph a stranger.

  • Elis Says:

    My life list is only marginally on paper (ie unfinished in my journal), but it includes swimming with sharks. I just discovered that I can do this at the Singapore aquarium on my vacation in October.


  • Melissa Says:

    WANT. My life list item is a joint one with my husband – have a baby. It’s turning out to be a wee bit harder than expected, so throw a little luck our way if you have any to spare.

  • tanalicious Says:

    move to california. working on it.

  • Tracy Says:

    Deliver my next baby at home.

  • Heather Says:

    On my life list is to go to law school, so I can become a lawyer and work on women’s rights issues. I hope this happens next year!

  • mme_M Says:

    Appear in a Wes Anderson film. One can dream!

  • Katie Says:

    Someday I would like to hike to base camp at the Matterhorn with my husband. We’ve started the conversation. Summitting would sound better, but I want to be mighty, not insane. :)

  • Naptown Girl Says:

    Learn how to use chop sticks and become a New York Times Bestsellers!

  • Jami S. Says:

    My life list goal: Adopt a beautiful baby.

  • laural Says:

    I would like to take a road trip from Maine to California with nothing but a backpack, car and tent.

  • Greta Says:

    I keep thinking of more – I really should start writing them down – but the first one that came to mind when I read this was to do a walking tour of England.

    I’d also like to win a giveaway! That could go on my life list. :)

  • Emily H. Says:

    finish my PhD…

  • caroline k Says:

    ride an elephant!

  • Shannon Gray Says:

    On my lifelist…many things are there. One of the major things is to be able to take my family (husband and twin daughters) to Europe…hoping it isn’t just in my dreams! :)

  • Ashleigh Says:

    Just started on mine this week! First thing I wrote down: Buy a 15-day Amtrak pass and take a cross-country train trip!

  • CB Says:

    I want to one day own an old 1960’s era truck and use it to drive down my future dirt road.

  • Jenn W. Says:

    life list #1 learn how to let go and REALLY enjoy myself

  • Christy Skelton Says:

    My 3 year old daughter is named Iona after my wonderful and amazing grandmother, and also after a tiny but incredibly beautiful island off the west coast of Scotland that I visited in college.

    One day between 10-20 or so years from now I plan on taking her there to visit her namesake. I hope she loves it as much as I do, and finally appreciates having a name no one’s ever heard of!

  • Ms. Jen Says:

    Wow. 1173 comments. 1174 when I finish unless someone beats me to it. Then I will be 1175.

    I love Epiphanie camera bags. Love them.

    Number 15 on my Life list is:
    Stay overnight at the Pic du Midi Observatory in th French Pyrénées.

  • karin Says:

    getting a photograph published is right at the top of my life list.

  • Truda Says:

    I want to take my kids to the Banff Springs Hotel in Canada. They used to love to watch a video called “The Big Hotel” which showed the behind the scenes workings of this amazing hotel and ever since they’ve been begging to go there.

  • maria Says:

    i want to be on jeopardy!

  • Heartworks Says:

    Stay in a yurt!

  • Monica Says:

    To create the perfect cat litter box.

  • Patricia Says:

    Visit Pompei. Have wanted to go since I saw a filmstrip in 5th grade.

  • stephanie Says:

    Learn how to play the piano!

  • Linda Says:

    Eat Tapas in Spain

  • delia Says:

    My husband is deployed for a year. My goal is to save enough money this year to be able to afford tickets for our two kids and ourselves to the Olympics in 2012. It’s good motivation to not spend money out of boredom while he’s away.

  • rosanna Says:

    I want to drive a Bobcat! no joke.

  • Kris Says:

    Learn Italian and go to Italy!

  • Miriam Says:

    I want to sew my own alb/robe (I’m in divinity school right now).

  • Clarissa Says:

    Currently gearing up to tackle a two-in-one: Conquer social anxieties/insecurities by joining a group to learn to sew. You’re an inspiration! Thank you for this blog and for sharing your journey with the internets!

  • kelli Says:

    visit Africa!

  • Meg Says:

    I want to start my own blog and get really rich from it.

  • megankay Says:

    go to every museum in the dc metro area.

  • Stacey Says:

    I want to travel to/tour Washington DC and the historical US sites back east.

  • SybDi Says:

    Walk the overland track in Tasmania

  • Tina Says:

    Wonderful clever Maggie, here’s a couple from my list that I wanted to share:

    #22 – Buy an Instax camera and take cool instant photos. (I swear I’m not even making that up – so to win would be very serendipitous indeed.)

    #85 – To dance en pointe (added after seeing ‘La Danse’ documentary on the Paris opera ballet)

    Finally, and happily for me, #20 – Travel to Thailand. Happily because we leave for Phuket on SUNDAY! (While we’re at it I suspect I’ll be able to knock #66 off the list too – go for an elephant ride)

  • Jill Says:

    Completing the california AIDS ride!

  • Christina M Says:

    I want to learn to play a polka on the accordion.

  • erika irby Says:

    OMG! This is the perfect accessory to my life list goal of taking the next step in my photography hobby: upgrading my camera and learning photoshop!

  • Chi Says:

    Live in New York for a month. I love city life.

  • Nellie Says:

    Meet Michael Jordan (my childhood hero).

    **I had a FANTASTIC idea for my life list last night and, of course, I didn’t write it down and totally forgot. Wah! Here’s hoping telling y’all this will cosmically help me remember :)

  • Mathilda Says:

    Throw a barn party! Square dance caller, cowboy stew and mugs of beer….fun into the early hours of the morning.

  • Sarah Says:

    Go all out for a costume party.

    Hope I get a chance to cross it off this Halloween!

  • Din T Says:

    Finish my college degree – only a year left but with two kids in college I will be waiting a few more years.

  • K. Bell Says:

    I’d love to see all of the continents … I’ve covered North America, South America, Asia and Europe (though I’d like to see more of all of them, too) … just need to get to Africa, Australia and Antarctica!

  • Louisa Says:

    London Olympics, 2012. I’m working on it!

  • ainsley Says:

    take my mum on a trip to greece.

  • deanna Says:

    on my life list: get published in a scholarly journal. sounds geeky, but it is indeed important to me!

  • Sarah S. Says:

    Own and wear (at leat a couple times a year) a hot pink wig!

  • Leslie Says:

    Among many other things, someday I want to go for my MFA in creative writing. :)

  • Jill T. Says:

    This has been on my list for many, many years. I came close to being able to go about 10 years ago, but then I lost my job and it was no longer a possibility: I want to visit the Queen Charlotte Islands off the west coast of Canada in order to visit the Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site. You can read about it here: http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/bc/gwaiihaanas/index.aspx

  • Erin B. Says:

    It’s not so much my life list, as my whole family’s! I want to learn French with my first child as an infant/toddler, visit Everest with my husband, and do a round-the-world trip for several months… perhaps for some wonderful monumental anniversary or our retirement? I don’t know… there are so many possibilites!

  • Rylee Sundquist Says:

    My livelier has dive ghe Great Barrier reef on it. That’s an awesome bag!

  • Corey T Says:

    To work on some amazing photo projects that mean something, to me and someone else! I’ve got a few ideas I’m working on :)

    Love these bags! I’m crossing my fingers!

  • Stephanie Says:

    Oooooooooh amazing prizes!

    2 things on my life list: Go to Greece & plan my wedding for <$10K. Maybe at the same time, since we're thinking about a destination wedding next summer!

  • Nicole Says:

    Raise honeybees!

  • Megan Says:

    My Life List
    # 62. Rent a beach house and invite all the women in my life who have inspired me.

    AWESOME give away! Thanks for sharing, I like you too.

  • Jean-Ann Says:

    hot air balloning…I promise to take photos!

  • Molly H Says:

    To enjoy a chocolate croissant and coffee at a Paris sidewalk cafe.

  • Heather E Says:

    Sit front row at a concert!

  • Anne Huffman Says:

    I want to visit Ireland and Australia. :)

  • Kyla Says:

    I’d love to go to Mt. Rushmore – I think it would be awesome.

  • MacKensie Says:

    One goal on my life list is to speak on a conversational level in five languages other than English.

    I’m on language #3 right now in Taiwan!

  • ana-maria Says:

    climb something. Kilimanjaro?

  • Erin Says:

    In honor of 2010, I am cooking page 210 of every cookbook I own (page 2010 seemed a little ludicrous). Luckily I own 52 cookbooks. So that’s one a week. Wait until you see what I do with 2011.

  • Lisa Says:

    Love the bag & camera! On my life list: run a marathon. If all goes well I am hoping to check that one off the list in 2011 :)

  • Megan Says:

    Hit someone in the face with a pie.

  • Devan Says:

    I want to learn to sew. Nothing too fancy. I’d just like to be able to make simple dresses for my children and curtains and such. :)

  • mp Says:

    I want to earn my doctorate so bad my chest hurts when I think about it. I’m biding my time by re-learning how to use my Canon. I could use a new camera bag!

  • Jennifer Lynn Says:

    Have a picnic with my husband in the middle of nowhere in France.

  • April Says:

    Something on my life list is to forgive my mother-in-law. And I really need a new camera bag as mine is from the 70s (a hand-me-down that came with a vintage Canon FT and a Minolta SRT201! score!) and it’s just not enough room with my new DSLR and I’m struggling to make a go of this photography thing in my small town. Sappy enough? I deserve it! :)

  • kristi Says:

    visit the Galapagos!

  • Jen Lee Says:

    On my life list- to spend a week at and elephant sanctuary

  • amanda Says:

    I want to float down a river in an inner tube. And make homemade ice cream. And run a half-marathon. I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, clearly.

  • robotgirly Says:

    I’m designing a chicken coop for the backyard and plan to raise some urban hens!

  • mina Says:

    Take my kids to see Japan…

  • Lisa Says:

    Go to the Great Wall of China!

  • Suze Says:

    Get my family pics off the CD’s & printed!!

  • Amy Says:

    learn how to drive stick. because i really think i should know how.

  • Momo Says:

    #1: Make what I love, learn from as many jewelers who will teach me, and find people to share my love of beautiful things. {Business credo, LifeList#1 2010}

    Love the site, love your style, and I’m a huge fan of “Mighty Closet”!

  • Karen Says:

    Great website! Would LOVE to win this bag!!!

  • christine Says:

    Write a book. it doesn’t have to be “The Book,” just a book. It doesn’t have to be good, just done.

  • Karen Says:

    Great website! Would love LOVE love to win this bag :)

  • Amy @ Living Locurto Says:

    Organize my entire house!

  • Samantha Says:

    Backpack around Europe – Boyfriend and I are planning to do it next summer!

  • Bailey Says:


  • Liz L. Says:

    Fit into a size 4

  • Wendy Says:

    Our 10th anniversary is coming up next year so on my list is to have the honeymoon we never got to have first time around – which means no in-laws allowed!

  • Genesis Says:

    I want to learn to sing well enough to do a respectable rendition of Son of a Preacher Man.

  • Amber Says:

    I made a life list with my fiance on our anniversary in March. We crossed off a big one on each of our lists in May when we bought our first house. One on my list was to get a pedicure with him since both of us love foot rubs. I scheduled our pedicures for this coming Monday. It will be the second one I have ever had and his first. We are going to have totally fancy feet! I am excited!

  • Brenda Says:

    Oh my god, both items are so adorable that I can’t believe you aren’t hoarding them. Honestly, how can you not hoard?

    Okay, random item from my life list: raise a child with my husband.

  • Laurie Says:

    Send my parents on a long-distance passenger train vacation, which is something they’ve wanted to do for as long as I can remember.

  • Maggie Says:

    Learn how to make a perfect, french style rolled omelet.

  • Kami Says:

    On my life list: I want to be on Yo Gabba Gabba! “Cool-Cool-Cool Tricks!”

    ps. My friend & roommate at BlogHer – Alma, came to your party, and I was so envious of the camera. All weekend I referred to her as “Maggie Mason’s friend”.

  • lois Says:

    buy a custom fountain pen. life lists are fun!

  • kristen Says:

    I would like to stand in a cranberry bog someday… just like the guys in the Ocean Spray commercials.

  • Nicole Says:

    On my life list is Iceland. I hear is amazing beautiful. I would be very happy if I was ever blessed enough to go there and visit.

  • Megan Says:

    On my life list – live in Big Sur, California for at least one year.

  • Lisa Says:

    On my list . . . to go to Alaska and hike a glacier, go kayaking in the ocean, and take a scenic train ride.

  • Hala Says:

    I’ve crossed 26 items off me 100-item life list and it feels so good EVERY TIME! Item number is to go to the opera in a beautiful evening gown. It would sure help to have a camera to document the evening :)

  • Samantha Says:

    #15 Bake a wedding cake for a friend.

  • Mackenzie Says:

    One thing on my list is to go to at least one event in my life where I get to dress up all fancy shmancy and wear pretty sparkly jewelry =)

  • Amy Says:

    I would love to experience living in Asia at some point, and if I can’t do that, I’d like to travel there.

  • Torry Says:

    Despite reading ‘A Walk in the Woods’, I’ve always wanted to backpack the Appalachian Trail – even just part of it!

  • Jemima Says:

    One random item: I want to learn to play the ukelele. I actually already own one and the only thing stopping me is laziness.

  • Tatiana Says:

    I want to dance on top of the empire state building at twilight, with the love of my life.

  • Tiffany Says:

    Oh, how lovely! And great timing too, because today I added two Mighty Life Goals:

    Go to a U-Pick orchard with friends, and afterward host a canning party. Mmm, jam!

    Self-publish a book of my micro fiction.

  • katya Says:

    picked at random from my life list: “play naked Twister”

    how embarassing…I should have picked again.

  • Don Says:

    Bake a ring of linked bagels and wear it like a necklace!

  • Carona Says:

    Become a personal trainer.

  • Amanda Mae Says:

    Visit Iceland and speak Icelandic the entire time, be mistaken for a native.

  • Kayla Renckly Says:

    I’d love to take a tour through Napa by limo-see the grapevines in the fog and taste wine without worrying about driving :) haven’t decided whether I’d rather go with my husband or my mom and sister

  • elsie Says:

    travel to cuba with my mom – check! double check!

  • Toni Says:

    I’ve only just began my life list, but one the things on there is that I’d liked to visit the states (I reside in Launceston, tasmania, Australia) and do blogher and meet all the wonderful bloggers on my reader list xo

    P.S. YOU ROCK ;o)

  • Lovely Monsters Says:

    I want to take a vow of silence for three days.

  • Lime Says:

    You can find my life list (123 things are on there!!) here:

    It is in Dutch though, as I am from Belgium. You see, people from the other side of the world read your blog!

    AND, what’s important: I’m working on that list, baby! Two weeks ago I fulfilled number 90: ‘the walk of the dead’, a hiking trip from 100 km, and I finished it! Or what about nr 58: ‘Buying a house’. I bought one two months ago, with he love of my life. Or nr 44: A hiking trip in the Himalaya: I’m going in October!

    So, do I earn that beautiful package or don’t I?

  • Elizabeth Says:

    Visit Antarctica

  • Lise Says:

    I want to be present at the birth of a baby.

  • Patricia Says:

    One of the things in my Life List is to be able to travel, experience and learn about all the wonderful places around the world that not everyone knows about… I mean the hidden treasures and wonders our world has to offer.

  • Yenn Says:

    Next up on my life list: singing lessons!

  • Tracey Says:

    Oh my gosh, I have so many!! To design a website, start my own blog (!), be kissed on the Eiffel Tower, open my own business, go on a road trip by myself, learn to sew…..

    Thank you for inspiring me to remember my life list – to take it more seriously!! I just adore your style and humor.

  • Nardia Cooper Says:

    I really want to say thank you to my Dad for caring for me while I recovered from leukaemia. Without him I would have wet the bed a lot!

    I am hoping to do it this weekend while visiting him, sadly he has just been diagnosed himself with Kidney cancer :(

    P.s I have had an Epiphany bag on my wish list forever!!

  • Sarah Says:

    Live in a foreign country for a year – which I’m doing right now. My family arrived in Haifa, Israel, 2 days ago & we’ll be here for 10 months! The next item on the list is to take sailing lessons on the Mediterranean Sea.

  • Donna L. Says:

    I love finding new websites and entering their contest is a bonus.

  • Marco Ferrari Says:

    my whife has her own instax mini camera and I want one by my own. she’s not really happy when I use her camera. the red bag would be also a case she will envy me :P

  • Ryanne Leavitt Says:

    I would love to live in Ireland for a few years…the history the beauty the culture begs me to come and immerse myself and my family.
    Love this bag so so so much.

  • Alex Says:

    To buy back my grandmother’s house in Italy. It makes me ache everyday that it’s not ours in name anymore.

  • Amy Says:

    I quit my job that made me unhappy for a more fulfilling and less time consuming one so I can do more things on my life list! :)

  • Lindsay Masten Says:

    Life list #45: become a sommelier!

  • Jennifer Rector Says:

    To show my photography in the public before I am 35! It is happening on Sept 11th in Sacramento!

  • littlemissellie Says:

    Getting my great-grandmother’s vintage singer featherweight sewing machine up and running again!

  • Lisa Serrano Says:

    Visit Europe with my husband of 20 years!

  • Tina M Says:

    On my current list – take polaroid pictures at my friend’s wedding. Thank you for the opportunity!

  • OiCin Says:

    I like to go for a mission trip, try my best to help & bring joy to those people who are less fortunate.

  • helmetnona Says:

    Be there as a life begins and when a life ends (apart from my own).

  • Marguerite Says:

    Travel across Canada and the USA in a camping van with my three kids and husband!

  • Irene Says:

    learn how to swing dance. and then kick ass on the dance floor.

  • katka Says:

    I want to make a short stop-motion movie :)

  • Deidre Says:

    My life list is here: http://www.decoybetty.com/p/life-listlessly.html

    I want to get married in my mom’s garden.

    That bag is super adorable!

  • KK Says:

    See a lava flow in person. Also, buy myself a beautiful string of pearls.

  • bunnyb Says:

    Travel to Europe definitely! :)

  • Spicymustard Says:

    To add at least 2 more languages to my repertoire of 4.

  • Ayse Says:

    On my life list is to weave a knotted pile rug for my house from my own handspun yarn (spinning the yarn is underway).

  • Devon Says:

    Live in Argentina for at least 4 months, preferably for an entire year!

  • Rebecca Says:

    Oooohhh wow! Love Epiphanie bags… but also loving that look of that camera too! Awesome giveaway :)

    On my life list? To see tigers in the wild would be an absolute dream.

  • Yael Says:

    Photodocument the Iditarod in Alaska!!


  • Emma Says:

    Start my own business so I can spend more time with my yet-to-be born baby (due in 3 weeks, eeek!)

  • Gudrun Vald. Says:

    Go to Japan.

  • jjzach Says:

    I am currently working on number 92 from my life list, which is to live abroad. My husband and I have been living in Geneva Switzerland this summer. You can read about it here:

    Please pick me! I will cherish this giveaway!!!!!!

  • Lucy Says:

    I want to make my own humous. It’s been on my list for almost two years now and I STILL haven’t gotten round to it somehow!

  • ARusso Says:

    bake cookies from scratch

    awesome gift yo

  • Ray Davis Says:

    To celebrate my guy’s second year in remission from Ewing’s Sarcoma on the Trans-Siberian Railway!

    We’ve been talking about doing the trip from Moscow to Beijing via Mongolia for a while and are hoping to have saved enough to do it next summer which will coincide with his second year “cancer birthday” :-)

  • Ali Says:

    On my life list is “get a degree in fashion design” I enrolled last week!

  • Shevaun Says:

    My lifelist goal is one many people seem to share. To take the family and live abroad. I think it’s such an important way to bond with your family and give your children life experiences to remember.

  • Quin Says:

    Hike the Milford Track in New Zealand.

  • Anne Lindell Says:

    To wake up every day with a BIG smile on my face!!!!

  • Josie Says:

    2 major things on my lifelist involve coasts – which is probably something to do with me living slap bang in the middle of the UK, about as far from the coast as it’s possible to be in a small-ish island country!
    1. See Positano and the Amalfi coast in Italy, drive those crazy winding roads, and stay in a beautiful little Italian hotel with stunning cliff views.
    2. Drive the Californian coast line, visit LA, San Fran, San Diego, all the way down to Mexico… in a proper old-style US open top car!

  • Cheryl Says:

    Take a drive through the Netherlands when the Tulips are in bloom. :)

  • Helene Says:

    I made a list last month, first list of this kind I ever made. The first thing I wrote was: Get out of this depression.
    So far so good :)

  • keeks Says:

    lifelist includes:
    bungee jumping in aotearoa.
    until i can afford that, i’ll stick to the more economical:
    sew a dress
    catch & clean a fish
    stand up on a surf board :)

  • Susy Says:

    These two things are both right near the top op my photographic wish list, that and a whopping big canon lens( you can throw in one of those too if you like, lol) as for a life list item, I’m easily pleased, I’d love too sleep for 12 hours straight and wake to a clean house, now was that a life list or a wish list :-)

  • Liza Says:

    This looks really cool.

    On my life list is to travel to Petra and see the amazing ruins there.

  • Eli Says:

    I want to complete the Camino de Santiago de Compostela (The Way of Saint James) which is a pilgrimage to the city of Santiago de Compostela. The path I would take is the Camino Frances. It traditionally starts in St Jean Pied de Port and runs for 780km west to Santiago de Compostela.

  • Christineellen Says:

    Well owning an Epiphanie bag is on the list, but so is traveling to Ireland and Scotland!

  • val Says:

    wow. lovely!

    i want to drive or ride across the US in a convertible roadster. or on a motorcycle. either will do.

  • Leigh Says:

    Yikes. I’ve been panting after one of those cameras for weeks, ever since a friend of mine got one. Le sigh.

    My most recent “life list” wish, but probably the most important: Find an antidepressant that works already. Also, get over hatred of pharmaceutical companies. That can’t be helping the cause any.

  • SusanHnSC Says:

    Learn to play guitar – and I finally got the guitar, just gotta find a teacher!

  • Lisa Says:

    To speak. Publicly. And have people absolutely love it.

  • Sara Says:

    I want to wake up with my love in a new country, with a different light filtering through the windows, a different smell and feel and food. And the time and health to enjoy it.

  • Sarah B. Says:

    One of those bags & that camera are both on my wishlist of presents I will eventually break down and buy myself.

    I want to: Wear a zombie costume good enough for a movie.

  • Tracey Butterfield Says:

    Take a trip through Europe with my best friend.

  • SarahF Says:

    Eat an authentic Philly cheesesteak!

  • Sara Says:

    Join my local roller derby league.

  • Kate L. Says:

    Move with my husband and children to a foreign country and live there for more than one year.

  • Jami Says:

    Learn to make souffle! (Inspired by a meal at Cafe Jacqueline… thanks for the rec)

  • Theresa Says:

    Ever been driving thru the mountains, looked up and wondered what it would be like to stand on the top of one? I do all of the time. It’s on my list.

  • Monica Reynolds Says:

    On my life list…to travel through europe with my husband and kids,,,,eat lots of good fun…and enjoy eachother every step of the way!

  • Maddy Says:

    To walk along every street in zone 1 in London at least once.
    Amazing give away – fingers crossed x

  • Melanie Says:

    I want to drive a car in a foreign country. (not Canada.)

  • Mariana Says:

    I want to make my own cheese. weird right? but seriously. i really want to try this.

  • Cristina Says:

    Learn how to brew my own beer… recently met somebody who does so I’ll be meeting him soon and learn the tricks!

  • Amyt Says:

    I want to train my dogs to be hospital therapy dogs and bring love and cuddles to sick kids and the elderly, it’s on their life lists too they just don’t know it yet.

  • Christy Says:

    I want to take my daughter to spend the night in a real castle in Germany…

  • Joeylea Says:

    My life list goal is to visit all seven continents. I only have three to go: south America, Australia (Oceania), and Antarctica.

  • Kara Says:

    I want to teach my cats to use the toilet.

    (Associated goal, no more litterbox scooping ever!)

  • Heather Says:

    Learn to make cheese – both aged and fresh.

  • Katie Says:

    learn to play the accordion!

  • Shanee Says:

    I want to run a half marathon!

  • Anna Says:

    On my life too list? too much to choose from… Maybe this one: building a zero energy house.

  • Caitlin Says:

    get conversational in Greek…yay! it’s happening!

  • T Says:

    Take my kids to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter!

  • WendyB Says:

    See the Aurora Borealis in person has been a big one…not sure I should have planned a life list item that could be so fickle and hard to plan for – especially when one lives in the south! Love both products!

  • Meredith Says:

    Love your blog. I have two things on my life list that have been on there for a few years.
    1. Take a ride in a hotair balloon.
    2. See a moose.

    I would love to win the camera and bag. Super cute!

  • y2k1sophie Says:

    Visit every country in Europe (now at 24).

  • T. J. Says:

    On my life list is to have my own Art Exhibition!

  • Katherine Says:

    I’ve completed eleven adventures on my life list since starting in January. On Saturday I’ll move to New York, my twelfth completion, to start my new job.

    I’d love a beautiful camera bag. I feel like I’ve been thumbing my nose at my photo degree.

  • Aylin Says:

    See the Pacific Ocean :)

  • Holly Says:

    I have always wanted to go to the Galapagos Islands.

  • Erin Says:

    WOW. what a generous giveaway. something on my life list…number 23: visit japan and try to find relatives.

  • Melanie Says:

    I need that bag, it’s gorgeous. I just added own/create a giant model train set to my life list, because I am actually a 70 year old midwestern man or something. But I’ve always, always wanted to have a big old train set, you know, with trees and shops and tiny people and all that.

  • heatherf Says:

    I don’t have a terribly long life list, because what is on it are doozies.

    Including, singing a major role in a large-scale musical production.

  • Emily Says:

    Go to Greece!

  • Jena Says:

    Not kill a goldfish for at least one year.

  • Tracy Says:

    On my life list is to be debt free including our mortgage

  • Ryan Elizabeth Says:

    A few of the things on my life list have been inspired by other people – Maggie, you inspired me to add swimming in a bioluminescent bay.

  • vanou Says:

    On my life list, when I do have children, travel the world with them, and live in Thailand or New Zealand with them. We’re presently in Canada.

  • lisa Says:

    three items:
    learn to surf
    sell things i make for money
    take a woodworking class

  • Alicia Says:

    I want to make a patchwork quilt. I will first have to learn to sew. So, if I put both of those things on my life list, I will be able to knock off two goals.

  • L Says:

    I want to finish designing and remodeling our house–just the two of us, from wall removal to electrical to building the new kitchen cabinets

  • Kristina Stonehill Says:

    Life list item: Go to Washington DC for the Fourth of July parade.

    Now pick me please!!!

  • Marianne Says:

    Take my daughter to visit my best friend in London.

    I am flipped out over those camera bags. Want.

  • jess Says:

    eventually- at some point in my life- i want to go on a vacation by myself.

  • Gianina Says:

    Since my son enter school, I want to take my exam boards, my license and complete the career from which I graduated 6 years ago. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • guinevere Says:

    learn and participate in change ringing

  • Kristin Says:

    To have a child. AND to drink wine with my husband in paris. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  • Leslie Says:

    Learning to play the ukulele is on my life list. And my brother just bought me one for my birthday (see this post: http://yummantra.blogspot.com/2010/08/some-things.html)!
    Now all I have to do is learn about music and how to make my fingers make music…

  • Laura Says:

    Everyone says they’d love to travel, I just want to fall in love.

  • the duchess of amboy Says:

    To own property in Italy for family and friends and to use it well!

  • Si Hui Says:

    One of the top events on my life list would be to backpack around Europe for a few months with my best friend whom I only see twice a year. This dream may be coming true next year :)

  • Michelle Says:

    Life List Goal #37: Learn how to fight fairly with my husband. A worthy goal, no?

  • Lisa Says:

    I want to visit Russia. It’s something I’ve wanted to do since I was a little kid, and I’m determined to do it in the near future.

  • alissa Says:

    I want to buy a big farmhouse style home that will remain in our family for generations.

  • Jackie Says:

    One of the items on my life list is to teach my daughter how to pitch a softball.

  • Sarah Says:

    Move to Washington, D.C.

  • jif Says:

    i have always wanted to get my pilot’s license … and fly an airplane solo.

  • Annie Says:

    First item on my life list? Make a life list! Second item, learn to take beautiful pictures. Classes this winter, and saving up for a decent dslr :D

  • Marla Says:

    I would like to spend time with this painting: http://www.rockwellmuseum.org/William-R-Leighs-Buffalo-Hunt.html

  • Kelly Says:

    Life List Item: Tell Mighty Girl she’s pretty.

    Random winner selection? But, but, but then what good to compliments do me?

    You’re pretty!

  • Addie Says:

    Oh how I love this bag!

    I want to finish college. That is at the top of my list

  • Krista Says:

    Get married on a beach is at the top of my list…and its going to happen next year!

  • Beth Says:

    I want to be an amazing photographer

  • tasha Says:

    Experience weightlessness (i.e. one of those zero gravity flights)! I WILL do this. I must!

  • Sarah Elle Says:

    All I want is to feel weightless in the air and the wind in my hair… skydiving, that’s what I’ve got to cross off my bucket list!

  • Krista Campbell Says:

    Would love to travel to Europe!

  • Karen Says:

    I want to take my son to Fenway Park for his first baseball game!

  • Jen C. Says:

    To toast my husband with a fabulous glass of red in Italy.

  • Tracy Says:

    Move to the NYC area and try to find work. If I can make it there, I can make it anywhere!

  • Erin Says:

    I want to visit all 50 US states (I’m currently at 13, so I still have much to see!)

  • Joelle Murray Says:

    I want to run a marathon.

  • Jess in Boston Says:

    to take a sabbatical!

  • Carolyn K Says:

    Next on my life list is to take another dslr class to improve my skills!

  • amybee Says:

    To go to Mt. Saint Helens. I’ve wanted to see it since doing a project on it in 8th grade science class.

  • Michelle B. Says:

    To witness someone else giving birth.
    To write a screenplay/novel based on an idea I’ve had in my head for 8 years.
    Do I get disqualified for naming two? Hope not, those are just both on my mind.

  • Jaslyn Says:

    I would like to do my own version of Eat, Pray, Love! Start in Ireland to see where I come from and enjoy several pints then on to Rome because I’m Catholic, and then to Bora Bora because sweet heaven those huts that sit over the water look like magic!

  • AnnGeeDee Says:

    On my list: “Own and wear a cowboy hat and boots.” Not on my list: “Yeehaw!”

  • Julie V. Says:

    I want to learn how to play the piano.

  • gimchi Says:

    I’d like to start a worm composting bin!

  • meaghan Says:

    Take a cooking class in Italy.

  • Mary Mihaha Says:

    To go to Paris with my mom!

  • Cindy Says:

    Good Lord…I’ll never get picked for this.

    Life List #42: Grow my hair out really long and then cut it all off for charity.

  • caprice Says:

    LOVE the tiny instant camera!

    my list item: have an affair with a french man. :)

  • Jill Says:

    OMG I am actually drooling. This is the best giveaway ever.

    Okay, life list. Cook my way through a year’s worth of Cook’s Illustrated.

  • Becky Says:

    I just started my life list last week and these comments are helping me to add to it. Number 12 is bake a loaf of bread every week for 2 months. I’ll be jobless starting Monday so it looks like a good time to start that one!

  • Ari Says:

    Play piano. Specifically, master all songs by Something Corporate.

  • Heidi Devereaux Says:

    I want to sell something at a farmers market….either something I have grown or crafted. Not sure why though…

  • Heather Says:


  • Kelly Says:

    Simple….Visit Europe.

  • Betsy Says:

    Go to China. I am leaving on Wednesday for Shanghai!!

  • Amy Says:

    First item on my yet to be created list, live on a beautiful coast and spend each day looking at water. Living in Arizona over the past few years has intensified this desire.

  • Lauren Kavan Says:

    I would like to plan a private retreat for myself at a cabin in northern Minnesota. Bliss!

  • Laura Says:

    I want to learn how to quilt and then make a quilt big enough for my bed!

  • Kim L Says:

    Stay in the home my great great grandpa built in Dorio, Italy – conveniently now a bed and breakfast.

  • Stephanie Says:

    Grow an eye-popping flower garden

  • Rochelle Says:

    On my life list: To travel to Italy with my husband, daughter and son to celebrate her graduation from high school. SIX YEARS!

  • Jenny Says:

    I want to start making art again.

  • Sandra Says:

    Move to the Texas Hill Country and live in a tiny (but wired!) cabin.

    You have the BEST giveaways!!

  • Laura Says:

    One of my fave goals– hold a baby lion cub!

  • Danielle Says:

    On my life list: Visit all of the provinces, territories and states in Canada and the US. I’m about 1/3 of the way there.

  • Amy Says:

    Become fluent in a foreign language.

  • Jenna Says:

    Um, yikes with all the comments/entries! It’s got to be some kind of record – and still going!

    On the life list: Attendance at World Cup final match.

  • Erin Says:

    Dive with sharks – and I’m making it happen in 4 weeks. Can. Not. Wait.

  • Sheri Bheri Says:

    One thing on my Life List is to become a Big Sister. But that’s a few years away.

    Next year, when I turn 40, I’m getting my nose pierced!

  • Megan Says:

    I like you, too. And the camera is just darling.

    57. Put a Biltmore-inspired library in a new-to-us house.

    Well, on my way to achieving this; just moved into the new-to-us house this month!

  • Sarah Says:

    Find a go to cake recipe. Cake is very important after all.

  • Jennie Says:

    Something on my Life List is to use my brand-spanking-new passport, something I’ll be doing on my honeymoon in a few weeks!

  • Jenny Says:

    Drink a Belgian beer in Belgium, dance the Flamenco in Spain, eat ‘real’ pasta in Italy …. basically be piss poor and well traveled :)

  • Cammi Says:

    Ride in a hot air balloon.

  • Michelle Says:

    I want to renew my wedding vows on top of Table Mountain, in Cape Town.

  • Nicole Says:

    On my list was scuba diving. I crossed it off the first week of August.

  • Jen S. Says:

    Learn to weld!

  • journie Says:

    I want to ride an elephant wearing a pink sparkled outfit with a plumed headdress.

  • Peggy Says:

    Learn how to play the cello.

    That bag is beautiful!!

  • Ashley Says:

    What a gorgeous, GORGEOUS bag. I can see myself proudly strutting my stuff with this slung casually over my shoulder.

    LIFE LIST ITEM: Throw a tomato at the stage of the Globe Theatre in London. (I don’t want to deface the place, I just want to pretend to be a groundling!)

  • patty Says:

    Buy a second home in India.

  • Elizabeth Says:


    I can do it!

  • Mary Says:

    Three things:

    Learn to love my body
    Learn to knit
    Spend 6+ months in Italy

  • NicoleT Says:

    My life list item: ride in a blimb. I went to the University of Akron, and our old football stadium was next to the Goodyear blimp hangars. I always wondered what it would be like to ride in one.

  • Emmy Jay Says:

    Practice yoga.

  • Christine G. Says:

    One item on my life list is to get back to playing the piano. I’d like to become competent enough that I could play carols at a Christmas party and people would sing along.

  • Joelle Says:

    37) I want an excuse to buy and wear sexy shoes.

    A fancy bag like that could be a good excuse to get matching shoes!

    Between wide feet, collapsed arches, hammer toes and peeling callouses…shoes are hard for me. I need an excuse to spend the money to get shoes that both fit, hide imperfections and look good. They’re not cheap!

  • Christine Says:

    Visit D.C. during the cherry blossom festival.

  • Niamh Says:

    Maggie, your blog is a constant source of inspiration for me–and not just your life list! I love your style and etiquette posts as well. But the life list is truly a fantastic concept, and I’ve slowly been developing mine. Here are three things, all centered around travel:
    Go to Iceland and eat lamb (http://www.foodandwine.com/articles/iceland-heats-up)
    Go to Mendoza, Argentina and tour the wineries
    Go to Hawaii and watch the surfers

  • Erin Says:

    I just added a new item on my life list: Filling the walls of my house with my own photography.

  • Candice Says:

    I would like to earn my CDL so I can drive an 18-wheeler!

  • famousamy Says:

    On of my life list items is to plan a vacation with just my husband, kids and me! We always take vacations to either visit his family (he’s from overseas) or go with mine somewhere more local. But I want to enjoy one of our very own!

  • Erin B Says:

    Swim with sea turtles.

  • Rebecca Says:

    Gorgeous bag. Gorgeous camera.

    On the top of my life list now are nesting items. I’m pregnant and can’t seem to get past it. So – knit a blanket for my daughter, sew a quilt for baby-to-be, and to purchase an original painting of something I love and find beautiful without worrying about the cost.

  • Chris Says:

    Traveling to Africa to photograph the people is on my life list and it’s finally happening next summer! Yay!

  • katie Says:

    this is sort of small but very big to me: i’d like to get a passport (and get some stamps in it!).

  • Erin Nusbaum Says:

    On my life list is to take more pictures of my family. Life goes by so fast and I am not doing enough memory taking.

  • :: tk :: Says:

    I want to take a cooking class as well as a knife skills class so I can chop chop chop like Top Chefs and cook like…me.

  • Andrea Says:

    Take my 2 daughters (in twirly dresses) to the nutcracker.

  • Julie Says:

    My #1 item is to take a year “off” and travel the world.

  • Liz Says:

    My big life-list-check-mark will be when my husband and I get our asses to New Zealand. I cannot WAIT to see everything there is to see in that country.

    PS Love your blog! You never fail to crack me up!!

  • maya Says:

    create a photo book of the sunrise and sunset

  • Emily Says:

    I want to build a piece of furniture by myself.

  • Johnnice Bond Says:

    On my life list ..A trip overseas with my beautiful daughter, who is a professional photographer!We live in separate states and I miss her so!

  • Zach Young Says:

    Start my own business

  • Jess Says:

    I want to see a glacier before they’re gone. And while I’m up there, I’d also like to cross off “see the northern lights.”

  • JenAHM Says:

    #2 on my lifelist: learn how to make kick-ass Cuban food.
    I can’t wait to start!

  • Tiffany D Says:

    Learn a new language.

  • Sarahd Says:

    Of course I want one! AND I also want to learn to play the piano.

  • chicklet Says:

    One of the items on my lifelist is to take my son to Cambodia. My husband and I had the best trip of our lives there a few years ago, and can’t wait to take our son and see if he feels the same. Because he’s a kid, he probably won’t:-)

  • Sara Says:

    The item that has been on my list since before I knew what a life list was, is: I want to know a city in another country as well as I know my home town.

  • Kenzie Says:

    Visit the country of my birth.

  • mercedes Says:

    Sing back-up for James Taylor

  • Christine Says:

    Wake up early enough to enjoy breakfast with my husband before he goes off to work!

  • Celia Says:

    I want to swim to a waterfall! This life list item was prompted by our trip last year to Kauai, where there was a beautiful waterfall across a small pond – but I’ve never been a very strong swimmer, so I was too afraid to do it then. BUT, when we got back, I started taking swimming lessons, so next time, I’ll be ready. :)

  • Alissa Says:

    I’d like to learn to run and be able to consistently run 3 miles at a time several times a week.

    I’d also like to go scuba diving in the Bahamas.

  • Miranda Says:

    An item on my Life List? Pay off my student loans! My education was worth every penny but I’ll be so happy when I can click “submit” for that final online payment.

  • sara Says:

    Run a marathon! I’m not a runner but I’ve started training! :)

  • ana maria Says:

    Take a photography class! :)

  • Jamie Says:

    My most recent addition to my life list (number 76) is to attend the state fair of 5 states, excluding IL and WI (I grew up going to those). Any suggestions on a cool state fair to attend, anyone? I’m all ears.

  • Cait Says:

    Woot for amazing bags and cameras! I have always wanted a fantastic instant camera.
    I just crossed “Travel route one from LA to SF” off my list allong with going to Napenthe and Big Sur. Still on my list: Outdoor adventure treck through New Zealand

  • Shannon Says:

    Reconnect with my older sisters I’ve never known. One down. One to go.

  • Eilis Says:

    I’m finishing week four of my twelve week training program…for a sprint triathlon. I hate running, so you can see why this is awesome.

  • Michelle Says:

    Pack up and move someplace completely new

  • Bianca Says:

    I’m glad you posted this because it made me review my woefully neglected and incomplete life list. :)

    #7 on my list is to take my mother on a trip to Italy and France.

  • Sou Says:

    I have my eyes set on this bag for a long time!

    On my life list: Learn to swim

  • Tawny Says:

    I am crossing off visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter this November. Next one I will be tackling – start a blog of my own. : )

  • Jillian Says:

    Obtain my masters degree and teach journalism at a college level.

    Beautiful bag and those cameras look so fun!

  • Michelle Ley Says:

    Life List: Get the nerve to walk 100 feet behind my house and take a skydiving course. I look out my window at people jumping out of planes every day. Why do I have to be the weenie?

  • Sam E. Says:


    On my life list: grow and maintain a garden.

  • Melissa Says:

    Grape stomping at a winery

  • Kristen Says:

    run a half marathon

  • wendy h Says:

    climb mount Whitney.
    dang… that is a purty bag.

  • Jessica Says:

    Finish my PhD!!!

  • Kris Says:

    I don’t have my life list written down, but I want to own my own business beyond the Etsy marketplace. Dream big, right?!?

  • Libby Says:

    Fall in love! Like really, truly, crazy, head over heels in love…

  • Kizz Says:

    #26 is: Create another cabaret show.

    My music director passed away a few years ago and I’ve had trouble thinking about doing another one without him. I really want to get to it soon! I miss singing.

    My life list is here:

  • Libertad Leal Says:

    Visit Spain with my husband and children and watch flamenco at a real tablao. (Planning to go summer 2011!)

    And oh my goodness, I love, love those bags!

  • Carolyn Fulgi Says:

    I want to travel to Australia

  • Payal Says:

    Learn to swim! it’s a basic life skill that everyone should know, but I missed out when I was a kid.

  • Maggie Says:

    Take my dad to England. He’s never been out of the country and has always dreamed of going to London.

  • Melissa Wilder Says:

    One of my life-list items is ‘Become familiar enough with Greek Mythology and Greek Gods/Goddesses to feel comfortable talking about them if brought up in everyday conversation.’

  • Dawn Says:

    Take my daughter to Ireland to see where her family came from!

  • Sarah Says:

    i want to dive the waters around Dominica–ragged little island in the Carribean. Actually, that accomplishes two life list items: travel to Domonica AND learn to dive!

  • Rachel Says:

    Being able to do a set of push-ups off my toes (without eating the mat halfway through).

    Great giveaway!

  • Jesse B. Says:

    What a fun giveaway! Life list: Camp at the ocean with my family.

  • SJ Says:

    On my life list: climb a 14’er! And visit Ireland. Okay fine, I provided two things but damn, I’d really enjoy having that camera bag, it’s awesome.

  • Mary H. Says:

    Visit all 50 states! I’ll need a great bag and camera though to really make the road trippin’ worthwhile ;)

  • Jennifer Says:

    From my life list:
    65. Attend an opera in ancient outdoor Roman amphitheater in Italy.

  • Ann K Says:

    I want to learn graphic design. Soooo, I guess on my life list is taking a single class in Adobe Design Suite to start. Dip a toe in.

  • Kristin Says:

    See Cirque du Soleil

  • Kiki Says:

    On my life list: Be my own boss.

  • shaiya Says:

    I have many things on my list. But one of them is to go to ITALY!

  • Erika Says:

    Travel to Vietnam

  • Carly Says:

    david leibowitz tour of paris!

  • Diana Says:

    Life List: To homeschool my sweet kids this year with great success! Could use that fabulous bag for my camera too!!! Thanks!

  • Debbie Fulgi Says:

    Retire with grace

  • Sarah Says:

    Learn French!

  • Lauren Says:

    To be my own boss!
    Working my way to making it happen!

  • Cora D Says:

    Attend race car driving school!

    Also just added – give birth a second time and raise two kids!

  • Michelle Says:

    I’d love to buy an expensive piece of original artwork.

  • Shelley Says:

    Wow – beautiful bag! Rising to the top of my list is “make my own jeans”. Deep breath, and wish me luck!

  • Sarah Says:

    It’s not the most exciting or novel item on my life list, but it’s the one that has been at the front of my brain for the last few weeks: pilgrimage to Dublin, Texas to see the oldest Dr. Pepper plant (and stock up on some real cane sugar DP – in glass bottles!).

  • Kim Ford Says:

    Just added to my life list-going back to school and working towards finishing (finally) my degree!

  • Lauren Says:

    I’m at this moment fulfilling one big item on my life list – visit Europe! I’m loving it and it’s inspiring more items to be added to my life list like take a landscape painting class.

  • abby Says:

    Make perfect lemon sorbet (I think I’ve finally mastered strawberry!)

  • Amy Beth Says:

    i want to take my two kids on vacation all by myself. My husband can stay at home and not pay one dime. i’m thinking Atlantis…maybe/hopefully in 5 years?

  • Melanie Says:

    Learn to speak Portuguese and work abroad in Brazil.

  • Brittany Says:

    On my life list, to see the Great Wall of China. I think it would be so beautiful. I can’t imagine it being anything else.

  • Julie Says:

    Gorgeous camera bag! I would love to be able to travel the world with my husband and children someday. We homeschool and I think that would be the way to learn about other cultures.

  • Cathy Says:

    Visit New York!

  • Megan Says:

    Adopt a baby. :)

  • Kayjayoh Says:

    A big item on my life list is to attend grad school.

  • Lesley Says:

    Learn to speak Japanese.

    I was just on Maile’s website yesterday drooling over these bags. Love them!

  • Angie Says:

    Learn how to cook or bake 1,000 new dishes. I’m up to 85!

  • Kristen Says:

    That bag is exactly what I need!!

  • Mo Says:

    I’d like to take my Mom to Ireland for her 60th birthday.

  • Heather Says:

    Own an Epiphanie bag. Ok, just kidding, that’s not on my life list. I want to see a tornado in person.

  • Jenna Says:

    Most of my list is travel, which bummed me out cuz I’m poor, so I decided that I needed to make an A-Z list (by title) of good lit, and then read the book in a place that starts with the same letter. I read To Kill a Mockinbird in my tent camping this past weekend. I’m trying to figure out a way to get to Idaho or Iowa so I can read Ivanhoe!

  • Berit Says:

    I will climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain.

    Cute bag, fantastic camera — what a great giveaway. Thanks!

  • Jennie Says:

    On my list- make an ottoman out of our old coffee table.

  • Heather Says:

    Create a family tree for both sides of my family…for my daughter when she grows up.

  • Karyn Says:

    Have a baby.

  • Meghan Says:

    Go to the Kenucky Derby while wearing a big hat and drinking a mint julep.

  • saraspunza Says:

    Okay, not glamorous or dramatice, but really on my mind these days with back to school and all… I am a teacher. Organize and streamline my closet. My husband and I have a bedroom that we have converted into a closet with wheeling racks etc. IT is a disaster and we need to make it work.

  • Kristyn Says:

    To taste every flavor of ice cream at humphry slocombe. sort of impossible since they make up new ones every other day, but its freakin awesome to try!

  • saraspunza Says:

    To organize my closet. It is a spare bedroom in our house that we semi-converted into a closet. It is a disaster though. Basics? Impulse buys? Three different sizes? Check.

  • Beth Says:

    Get an advanced degree…I’m doing it-twice!
    I’ll finish an MEd in December & an MA in Comm Studies in May!

  • Beth Says:

    I will finish my novel!

  • Meagan Says:

    I want to take a photography class. I love to take pictures, but I want to actually lkear HOW to take them, not just fumble around hoping for luck to make my shot good :)

  • Kait Says:

    Next on my list is traveling to Africa. Hopefully The Husband and I will be heading that way in March – to bring home our two sons!

  • Debra Says:

    Graduate… after being in school for 10 years! Then have a baby and force my friends and family to look at pictures :) The camera would be perfect.

  • Tammy Says:

    i’ve love love to travel….still many more places on my list to see:
    next I think
    Costa rica
    disneyworld(for kids)
    alaska (for husband)
    and many many more….

  • Keri Holcombe Says:

    As crazy as it may seem… one of the things on my life list is to ride an ostrich. Fast. Waaahoooooo!

  • Jules Says:

    Have a baby. I hope to cross that off in February. Beautiful prize!

  • shannon Says:

    Oh, so beautiful!!! I would love to work in a dark room and develop my own film and prints like I did in high school photography!

  • Meghann Says:

    On my lifelist: move to Key West.

  • Jenny Says:

    On my life list is a hot air balloon ride. This morning hot air balloons were flying over my house for a festival and my husband came outside with me to watch them. He said he thought that would be a lot of fun, which surprised me because he’s afraid of heights. I suggested we take a hot air balloon ride next year for my 30th birthday and he said ok.

  • Carrie Says:

    Travel with my family as much as possible. No particular place … just everywhere.

  • Pamela Samuels Says:

    The most important thing on my life list is to start our family with my best friend/husband sometime in the near future! I just want to have the joy of raising our children and watching them grow up into amazing adults.

  • Lauren E. E. Says:

    I want to take my son to Angkor Wat. I’ve never been there, and I think he would love exploring it. I can’t wait to introduce him to my love of travel.

  • Jennifluff Says:

    Yay for gift bags! One thing on my life list that I’m going to scratch off this December is to go to a Pittsburgh Steelers game with my husband. SO EXCITED.

  • Jeanne Says:

    I am planning on getting a tatoo to commerate my 40th birthday! It’s either going to be of the totally over-the-top flying heart/dagger/dragon genre or a discreet celtic knot.

  • Janna Says:

    I’d like to learn how to speak conversational Spanish.

  • Sioux Says:

    Let’s see. I would like to live for one year in a foreign country, where I would take lots of pictures and use that bag all the time.

  • Rene Says:

    I took the first step and made the life list (can I check this off my life list?). My 30th birthday is in 4 days – so it’s time to get serious. My list includes lots of travel and learning new things, but one of the first things I plan to do is record an interview with my grandmother (age 82) about her life.

  • jordanbee Says:

    Send my daughter to France for the summer … and then fly over to meet her for a wonderful mother-daughter weekend a Paris!

  • Melinda Says:

    This is a “must do” someday….raise a leader dog puppy. Labs are my absolute favorite dogs…they are amazing. I would love to be involved in the process of training one of these dogs to help someone in need.

  • dgm Says:

    I’m gonna join a Master’s track team and run the 100 m. and 200 m. against all the other old fools.

  • Lori Says:

    I want to go to Paris with my husband. I say keep it easy and possible and it’s more likely to happen.

  • kim Says:

    I want to learn how to set and maintain aerial rigging, because I want to help people fly.

  • dorrie Says:

    My life list? Just one?? Jumping out of an airplane. With a parachute.

  • Kathy Says:

    Life list – see Venice and other parts of Italy I haven’t seen, with my family

  • Amy Says:

    Ooooh – Both are so lovely!

    I would like to be able to do a back hand spring again. You know, for parties.

  • Trinity Says:

    Someday…I will buy a house. It’s the biggest thing on my Life List :)

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • donna gerding Says:

    Learn to Salsa Dance

  • Katie Says:

    Ahhh, that bag, I’ve been in love with it ever since you featured it ages ago.

    Number 1 on my life list is to return to Florence, before time takes its toll on my memories, and see all my friends from years ago. Oh, Florence. You still have my heart, you know.

  • LisaW Says:

    Create a thing a day for a month! Based on inspiration from Keri Smith at http://www.kerismith.com/blog/create-a-thing-a-day-month/

  • Ashley Says:

    I want to build a house with Habitat for Humanity :)

  • Aly Says:

    I want to attend a traditional Indian wedding. Oh the colors!

  • shannon Says:

    Get legally married to my wife in the state we live in (Oregon). Domestic partnership is not the same.

  • jeanine Says:

    Get a passport and use it.

  • Megan Says:

    Make a living off of doing what I love, love, love.

    Thanks for being such an inspiration, Maggeh!

  • Louise Says:

    One item on my life list is to swim in a phosphorescent sea!

  • Callie Says:

    ride the trans-siberian railroad!

  • Lydia Says:

    On my list: Eat lobsters and blueberries while driving the country roads of Maine.

  • Jen Says:

    Write a novel.

  • SarahStone Says:

    #67 keep a journal of all the books I read.

  • Jillian Says:

    Moving back to the Pacific Northwest with my boyfriend of 10 years has been on my life list for two years now, and we’re finally making it happen! We’ve put in our notice to vacate our overpriced apartment in California and can’t wait to acheive this goal!
    Thank you, Ms. Mason, for bringing this ‘life list’ idea to the forefront for everyone. I’m sure you’ve heard before that the concept has changed many, many lives for the better. I’m about to realize a dream that’s been near and dear to me for quite some time. Bravo for encouraging us all to seize each and every day; you are quite the inspiration – professionally and as a person.

  • Christine Says:

    PICK ME!!!!!!

  • Natasha Says:

    Find (and purchase) a monk cookie jar like the one my grandmother had in her kitchen.

  • Cat Says:

    11. Attend Þorrablót in Iceland.

    11a. Try Hákarl (famously vile fermented shark), earn infinite bragging rights.
    11b. Drink enough Brennivín to forget what 11b tastes like but keep bragging rights.

  • Jenny Hileman Says:

    To train my dog Thomas as a therapy dog.

  • Veronica Says:

    To live in Paris for a summer with my husband and daughter.

  • Andy Says:

    on my list: eat some warm buttered toast smothered in honey from my own bees.

  • Jennifer Z Says:

    Take a Disney cruise to Alaska!

  • Judi Says:

    Try Ethiopian food. Actually, it’s more like “Try ethnic food from every country I can think of,” but Ethiopian is next.

  • Kristi Says:

    So many to choose from…but my most immediate is going back to school to finish my degree and have the ability to support my family as a single mom. And I’m doing it! Back in school full-time right now, so the goal is to stick with it. :)

  • beyond Says:

    to earn money doing something i truly LOVE.

  • Maggie Says:

    Go to New Zealand! (and about a hundred other places, but this is #1)

  • Jenna Says:

    Take a cross country road trip with my sister and daughter.

  • sarah Says:

    On my life list: own a home!

  • Matilda Says:

    Find a way of making a living on my own terms.

  • Sarah Says:

    The life list item I’m scared to own up to…but will out for the sake of Mighty Girl!

    “Write a young adult novel with a heroine who takes up civil engineering without giving up her penchant for lip gloss, her VW convertible, and cute boys.” Think Nancy Drew, without crime solving and with more math.

  • Franca Bollo Says:

    Swim from Alcatraz to Aquatic Park!

  • Raych Says:

    Life list: to visit my sister-in-law and her husband in Prague (and then go with them to Turkey and Greece [that part wasn’t on the list, but it was a nice bonus]), all of which I DID, and during which my camera died spectacularly, and in flames. So, how handy this is.

  • maggie Says:

    Drive across the USA with my faithful dog.

  • Shannon Says:

    Oooh! lookin good! My life list includes learning to take amazing portrait photographs. Thanks!!

  • Erin F. Says:

    Soooo cliche, but number 1 on my life list is to travel through Europe. Italy and Ireland are musts, but I’d like to go off the beaten path too.

  • Julisa Says:

    See a ball game at Wrigley Field.

  • Sarah Says:

    Learn how to use Adobe CS5 to make my blog awesome and famous!

  • LauraJ Says:

    Pay off ALL of my student loan debt! I’m clawing my way out…slowly but surely…

  • Annabelle Says:

    On my life list: learn to use my camera. (accessorizing it won’t hurt, either)

  • freddy Says:

    I want to walk the Camino de Santiago with my son! He’s just turning one, so I guess I have a little while to get ready.

  • amie Says:

    teach in Nunavut, Canada. and sheep farm in New Zealand

  • Carra Says:

    Get married – which I’m doing tomorrow!

  • Camille B Says:

    I’d like to be a judge for a food/cooking competition.

  • Alexis Says:

    I want to write a book and have it published by someone other than myself!

  • Mara Says:

    I want to take my children to the Alhambra in Spain, and then eat tapas with them while drinking gallons of red wine.

  • Camille Says:

    I want to learn how to make jam and pickle vegetables.
    (And own chickens and beehives. Yet I live in NYC. How did I get here??)

  • gabrielle Says:

    To become a published author! It’s been my dream since age nine, but I’ve only recently gotten serious about making it happen.

  • Sara Says:

    The item longest on my life list is to travel across the country, Jeep Wrangler, hair in my face, camera and journal by my side, stopping into small towns along the way to the west coast.

  • Renee' S. Says:

    See the Eiffel Tower…my plane to Paris leaves on October 15th! :)

  • lauren Says:

    Do 1000 random acts of kindness. Yay!!

  • Lynn Says:

    To have a baby, and ride a mechanical bull for more than 10 seconds. Not at the same time mind you. :)

  • Kate Says:

    A visit to the farm in Ireland that has been in my grandmothers side of the family for over 400 years!

  • Sheryl Says:

    I want to master making a to-die-for pie crust.

  • missmac Says:

    I want to see the Taj Mahal. I want to spend a day admiring and photographing and wandering around Agra, India – the Taj Mahal and the markets.

  • Laurie Says:

    Sail in all the major ocean basins (Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Southern, Arctic) and step foot on all seven continents.

  • Sara Lippert Says:

    Take my daughter to Italy for her 18th birthday, like my grandmother did for me!

  • Jenny Says:

    on my life list :: to turn my hobby of photography into a living

  • Kerry Says:

    Life list: Read Ulysses. Visit Ireland. Not necessarily in that order.

  • Jennifer McBlaine Says:

    I’ve always had this vision of me and my husband strolling through Paris in Winter, but I never got married, and never had a “Strolling Through Paris” type of boyfriend. So about six months ago I decided to get brave and go by myself! I leave Novmeber 2 – got my plane ticket and booked my hotel, now all I need is a camera and a red bag to compliment my beret (hint hint). They wear berets in Paris, right?

  • Fabs Says:

    Take my husband to Italy!

  • Flora Says:

    Eat pho in Vietnam!

  • Rachel@IdahoCheneys Says:

    I’ve been eyeing these bags for a while now and the instant camera looks fantastic!!

  • elizabeth t Says:

    i haven’t posted my list anywhere yet, but i would really, really love to learn how to sail one day.

  • Derek@At The Handyman's House Says:

    I’ve been wanting to get my wife one of these bags! Awesome!

  • Jen Says:

    One of the things on my life list is to travel to Paris and have my picture taken in front of the Eiffel Tower.

  • erin Says:

    next to cross off: find buttery yellow high heel shoes.

  • KC Says:

    Cook healthy meals for my family at least 3x a week. Thanks for the opportunity to dream and to win!

  • Rhiannon Says:

    Compete in a stiletto sprint and be presented with a giant cardboard cheque. Hopefully in that order :)

  • Emily Says:

    Wow! High up on my life list right now is owning a DSLR and rediscovering photography, but this prize is a good start.

  • amanda Says:

    be hypnotized.

  • AbbieBabble Says:

    On my life list: Learn how to throw the kind of party that everyone looks forward to, and throw one every year at the beginning of summer.

  • JSweet Says:

    1. Visit the Bialowieza Forest

  • Beth Says:

    Hike the Appalachian Trail

  • Chrissy Farnan Says:

    My #1 is to get a photography business of the ground. And with a fun camera and a bag wohoo on my hip how fun!!


  • Karen Says:

    Roadtrip across Canada. Learn to be an aerialist.

  • Rene Says:

    Learn one recipe by heart.

  • Beth Says:

    Take a class (or two or three) at the local glass-blowing studio.

  • Katie Says:

    I want to plan a suprise vacation for my husband

  • Kristen Says:

    Run a summer camp!

  • Laura I. Says:

    Join a roller derby team – which I did! My second practice is tonight!

  • Jeanne Says:

    See the Great Wall in China – which I am planning on doing in October!

  • Julie Cannon Says:

    Join a choir and sing, sing, sing!

  • Kelly T. Says:

    I would, one day, like to go into a fancy pants hair salon and say, “Have your way with me.”

  • natasha Says:

    visit the 10 oldest still-inhabited cities (senior city-zens!)

  • Dawn Says:

    Attend a dinner done by the Outstanding in the Field folks.

  • Lee Says:

    Learn how to swim — before my 2 year old realizes I can’t!

  • Christine Says:

    I adore that bag! Life list? Complete my graduate studies.

  • Rachel K. Says:

    Learn to sew! (and knit! and bake bread! and grow a vegetable garden! and. . .)

  • AMM Says:

    Travel in India with my husband and daughter. (This seems very far away right now, as my girl is only two months old.)

  • MJ Says:

    Life list: learn Arabic

  • elainepill Says:

    make some money doing photography.

  • Zandria Says:

    #10 on my Life List: Live in another country again for at least six months


  • Heather Says:

    Wow! I love love love that bag! And the fuji instax is my favorite!

    My life list: Go to Iceland or Alaska to see the Aurora Borealis!

  • linda Says:

    Clean my walk-in closet so I can walk into it again!

  • Rachel Says:

    On my Life list………take my son to see the statue of liberty.

  • Jenn D. Says:

    Travel to Iceland and photograph the beautiful landscapes there.

  • Danielle Says:

    Life list… start a family with my husband.

  • Allie Says:

    Life list item: Visit the Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria

  • Kristine Says:

    learn how to be content with both my successes and failures in life.

  • Diane W. Says:

    Plan a trip to Hawaii to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary.

  • Mariann Says:

    Change my life….completely

  • Charlene Says:

    My husband’s grandparents spent 8 years in South Africa, we would love to someday go and see the work they did and the places they went.

    Documentation would be key to this trip!

  • Tara Says:

    newest addition to life list, though its been an interest for years: learn to play the banjo

  • Jessica M. Says:

    Quit my day job.

    This is such a fantastic give away!

  • Amy Says:

    #1 on my lifelist: go on vacation *with* my husband. Alone.

  • Jen Says:

    Hike the Appalachian Trail

  • hippittee Says:

    Run 500 miles this year.

  • Lindsay Says:

    Finish. My. Dissertation!

  • Samantha Says:

    Take my husband to see a total solar eclipse.

  • Sandra P. Says:

    Vacation in Greece!

  • Amy M. Says:

    A trip to Europe WITH my husband. Been once, but before we were married.

  • Dy Says:

    I’ve always wanted to go on a road trip across the U.S. in an RV. Maybe with others, maybe not :)

  • Jet Harrington Says:

    yes, Yes, YES… please!

    Life List Items:

    learn how to play poker
    ride in a bi-plane
    celebrate Day of the Dead in Oaxaca

  • Lavinia Says:

    Take a trip to Hawaii.

  • Christine E. Says:

    So many life goals to choose from… but I’ll go with:
    Live for at least six months in a country that was not at one time a British colony/protectorate. (I’ve lived in U.S., New Zealand, Zambia, and India, so that’s where my motivation comes from.)

  • valeri Says:

    Take a surfing lesson. Which I am doing in a few weeks. :)

  • Amber Says:

    My number one life list item is to nurture my daughters adventuruous spirit. I was never adventurous growing up, I was scared of everything. She has no fear and I want to let her blossom, first by moving to the beach because I’ve seen her there and that’s where she belongs, not much beach here in Alaska, well, no sunny sandy beaches anyway.

  • Kate in the Shade Says:

    write a book and have it published.

  • tina Says:

    do a lambeau leap!

  • Sarah Says:

    Eat a pizza in Italy!

  • Patsy Says:

    Only one thing? Do video interviews with my grandmas: get their stories into our family record while they’re still as sharp as tacks!

  • Talya Says:

    perfect give away – I’ve been wanting that camera forever – yay! please pick me…

  • ericka Says:

    Learn Swedish finally! So I won’t feel so guilty when speaking English to my husband’s family and our friends.

  • Amy Says:

    Camp out on an African safari with my boys!

  • Talya Says:

    sorry – in my rush to submit a comment I didn’t read your instructions properly. One item from my life list? Ride in a Hot Air Balloon!

  • Laura Says:

    Oh my … I”m going all Veruca Salt over both give-away items. On my life list? Trip to China with my daughter.

  • Sarah Says:

    I love my Life List! I’m setting out to accomplish item #51 at the end of September: catch a salmon.

  • Melissa Says:

    #5 See a case argued before the US Supreme Court

    #7 Read all Booker Prize winning novels.

    #18 Take each of my nephews on a camping trip.

  • Emily Says:

    On my life list: Become fluent in Spanish and Italian, but without mixing them together, like I currently do. Don’t know an Italian word? Just slip in the Spanish word! Nobody will notice.

  • Allegra Says:

    One of the things at the top of my list is to write a children’s (picture) book.

  • Sally Says:

    Eat at one of Gordon Ramsay’s resturants. Preferably out of the states, but I’ll be happy at any one.

  • natalyn Says:

    One thing on my life list is to overcome the fear of deep water, so that I can swim the entire length of the pool.

  • Clara Says:

    Travel to Greece

  • Debra Says:

    I don’t have a life list as such but I’d love to run the Iditarod. And photograph it, of course.

  • Anne Says:

    Learn Arabic. Sometime within the next 20 years or so my husband will be moving us to the Middle East (maybe several times), and I’d like to be able to speak with the locals without his help! (And to use it as a secret language between the two of us when surrounded by non-Arabic speakers)

  • Carina Says:

    I’ll be leaving for ten days in Ethiopia next week!

  • Molly Says:

    Be the fourth generation of my family to own my ancestral home. My great-grandparents built it, and my great-grandmother’s art is all over it.

  • Jeanette Says:

    The most important item on my lifelist is to be a stay-at-home grandma and take care of my grandchildren while my daughters pursue thier careers without guilt. (They are 9 and 12 now so I have some time to get this plan in place!)

  • Sherri Says:

    I don’t have a life list – sooo, the first thing on my list will be to make one!

  • emily Says:

    i’ve always had a secret love affair with egypt and the pyramids. so one of the top things on my life list is to visit egypt and wander around the ancient sites!

  • Melissa Says:

    I began a life list item this month by beginning French lessons. With a trip to France later this year, no time to waste!

  • Kelly Says:

    My life list…enjoy life, travel around the world, watch my family grow, become a professional photographer and own a studio, treat others with kindness and a smile. I would love your beautiful bag that will go well with my Nikon. :)

  • Rachel Says:

    on my life-list: take photography classes!

  • DiaryofWhy Says:

    So many travel wishes, so little time. How to pick just one? If I must, then I’d love to travel to Iceland in the summertime, with all the hours of sunlight, bathe in hot springs, see wild horses…

  • Jennifer Says:

    Life list #18: Have a professional family portrait taken on a great beach somewhere.

  • lauren Says:

    contribute work to a gallery show – and i’m taking my first crack at it this weekend. fingers crossed!

  • Annika Says:

    26. Tour the Guinness brewery and drink a pint.

  • Christina Says:

    I *will* run a half marathon. Training started on Saturday… Maybe I can take my finishing pic on my new camera!

  • Hannah Says:

    I was literally just adding things to my FINALLY started Mighty life list and then I came here. Love the bag! I just added “#24 Go to Burning Man”

  • Heidi Says:

    Go to Oktoberfest in Munich…and wear a dirndl while drinking my beer.

  • Leah Says:

    Read one work (poem, essay, novel, short-story, etc…) from each author who has won the Nobel Prize for literature.

  • Kris Says:

    Work in Africa for Journalists Without Borders

  • Chrissie Says:

    Visit the Alaskan rainforests and glaciers before they’re gone forever.

  • Sonya Says:

    Kiss my future husband on top of the Empire State Building in NYC.

  • margie stroman Says:

    See the Grand Canyon.

  • michelle Says:

    write down my life list.

  • Nikki K. Says:

    On my list is: to travel to Italy and enjoy some gelato every day I’m there.

  • sheryl Says:

    Photograph 100 Buddhas!

  • amy Says:

    Learn to play the guitar-which should be relatively easy to do since I can already play the piano-just need to make time. Also on my list? Make more time to do for fun stuff for myself!

  • Mrs Kittenhead Says:

    I couldn’t pick just one so I’ll add two..

    Help deliver a baby

    Make a Japanese Kanzashi headpiece


  • Bea Says:

    Number 26: Sit by a roaring fire in a little cottage in the middle of a snowy nowhere.

  • Christine Says:

    Perform in Carnegie Hall. Again.

  • Celeste Says:

    Buy a pair of Louboutins in Paris.

  • Tracey Says:

    That bag is just yummy! It makes me a little giddy to think of all the wonderfully creative adventures that could be had with that bag and sweet instant camera. On my life list: write and illustrate a children’s book that creates a treasured childhood memory — even if it is just for my own sweet girls.

  • WendyP Says:

    Tubing through a former pineapple ranch in Kauai. Also to have this here bay-bee on her due date (tomorrow!)

  • Andrea Says:

    I want to have a baby.

  • Regina Says:

    One thing on my life list is to honeymoon in Lake Como Italy.
    Why Lake Como you ask… Well here is the story behind why:
    4 years ago, I had the amazing opportunity to go to Milano and Lake Como with my sister for a week. A few weeks before that trip I met my now fiance. While I was away in Italy, we missed each other so much that we were text messaging each other back an forth constantly. Its strange how being apart really made us realize that we had something really amazing. It was while standing on the shore of Lake Como I understood that I was truly in love. I want to take my fiance to that exact place, where I stood and thought of him and make new amazing memories there together.

  • Andrea Says:

    I would love to take a road trip with my family to Utah and introduce our son to the magnificent national parks.

  • leela Says:

    of many things on the list, the one that immediately comes to mind is the desire to live abroad again sometime.

  • Christy Says:

    Make my own cream cheese from scratch!

  • Jean Says:

    Hike the Grand Canyon in the dark.

  • Sarah O Says:

    I want to learn to be a better hostess! Not great at entertaining guests, but want to be better.

  • Kara Says:

    Most immediate on my life list: lose 100 pounds (I’ve lost 55 so far!) so that I will feel ready and able to start doing everything else on my life list (like do a few triathlons, return to ballet classes after missing it ever since I quit at age 12, etc.).

  • Ms. Huis Herself Says:

    Ok, I read only the first dozen comments before overdosing on the awesomeness. Wow, do you have cool, adventurous, dreamy readers, Maggie!

    One thing on my list list is to take my two girls (now 6 & 3) to Paris. (Yeah, most likely when they’re bigger, but both have passports!) The youngest got to go when she was 2 1/2 (& she, my hubs & I lived in Ireland at the time), but I’d love to take the both of them someday.

  • Rachel Says:

    A winter vacation to a warm sunny beach is on my life list.

  • Beth Says:

    Go on a multi day bike trip with our kids.

  • Jeannie Says:

    I want to learn how to water ski on only one ski.

  • kelli Says:

    Raise a goat, milk it and make cheese and ice cream.

  • Frieda Says:

    To take my 3 boys to Europe.

  • Stephanie Says:

    Just completed a list item: wine tasting in Napa Valley.
    A slightly loftier one is to move to a different country and learn the language by immersion.

  • Jennifer Says:

    Having a baby…requires cool bag and cool camera!

  • Ana Hopkins Says:

    This is an amazing giveaway!

    Go on a photographic safari in Africa!

  • Lisa Says:

    Visit Iguazu Falls in South America!

  • Kimberly Mogdan Says:

    Take many more pics of my kids, learn photoshop and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the bag :)

  • Kayla Says:

    One of my favorite things on my life list is to drive my beloved toyota tercel until she can be driven no more. we’ve been together 12 years, 200,000 miles and counting.

  • Kara Says:

    I want to photograph the countryside in New Zealand.

  • jayme Says:

    Lifelist: Kayaking the fjords of northern iceland, possibly in the middle of the night in the summertime of twenty four hour daylight.

    Is the too specific? Nah.

  • LizB Says:

    photograph my daughter everyday for a month.

  • Bree Says:

    After watching Planet Earth, going to East Africa jumped onto my Life LIst. So I just up and went!!!

  • Kate Says:

    Travel for an extended period of time in Europe.

  • Olivia Says:

    most important on my life list is to enjoy everyday i have with my husband and daughter; with love, laughter and joy.

  • Katie M Says:

    Raise money and participate in a walk for Crohn’s disease! I was diagnosed almost 8 years ago and want to do something to raise awareness and help research efforts!

  • ynaffit Says:

    I plan to finish school. It’s hard to see the end if I’m only enrolled in 1 class…..

  • Therese Says:

    1. I am trying very hard not to go OMG a million times about this giveaway. I love those bags, really a lot. I just mimed and mouthed “I love you, bag” at the computer.

    2. One of the items on my life list is to do something I’ve never done every day for a month. Seems ambitious, but then, so is walking my dog daily, rain or shine, for a year. (That’s also on my list, and going well so far — I’m on day 32 and counting.)

  • erin power Says:

    ok 1770 comments and counting… but you got to be in it to win it!

    i want to teach my daughter eleanor how to play the piano.

  • theurbancowgirl Says:

    Take my husband to Mexico on vacation. This will be crossed on in December! Yippee! :)

  • Veronica Says:

    Live in another country for at least a short period of time, say, a year or so. And take pictures of the whole experience while toting around that fabulous Epiphanie bag!

  • AmyPamela Says:

    On my list is having my Dad teach me to play guitar :)

  • Sneh Says:

    Learn how to ride a bike, so I can ride alongside my 5 year old!

  • Lins Says:

    On my life list is to learn how to ride a bike. I have avoided it for almost 30 years and need to move on!

  • Kaitlin Says:

    Life list (excerpts)
    *Live in Italy for one year (been here since March)
    *Make peace with my body (I have spent the entire month of August on the beach in Tuscany, I have worn a swimsuit more this month than all of my live combined. And Im happy with what i see in the mirror)
    *Fall in love (oh, this is a great story)
    *Get some of my amazing adventures published (we will see what the future holds …. (Maggie, do you know anyone looking for some hilarious stories?)

  • Jessica Says:

    Picnic at the Griffith Observatory

  • amie Says:

    Some life list items:

    *marry for life (kicking this one off soon, as the first time didn’t make it. wish us luck!)

    *stay in an ice hotel, and see the Northern Lights

  • Elsa Says:

    My life list has some serious goals, some frivolous goals, some hard goals, some easy goals. Some of the goals that look easy to others are all-but-impossible for me. (I will wear those high-heeled boots one day, and it will be a triumph of will and muscle over disastrous bad luck.)

    One particular item on my life list is hard and easy: write every day. Don’t worry about writing well, and don’t worry about whether I’m writing for me, for someone else, for publication, or for private pleasure — just write every day. I’m doing it. Every day.

  • Amy Jo Says:

    I want to learn spanish fluently, and teach it to my kids, so we can talk to each other in another language and mess with their dad!

  • slnoonanj Says:

    OMG – it’s gorgeous! If I don’t win, I may have to buy!

  • Alyssa Says:

    Go to thailand for a month

  • Carolyn Says:

    Do an Ironman triathlon….and it’s on the schedule already for 2011!!

  • tangie Says:

    life list… hmmmm… I know one thing my husband and I want to do is have a Christmas Tree Farm… I can work on celebrating my favorite day everyday :o). thanks for the INCREDIBLY wonderful giveaway!

  • Margaret M Says:

    Go to Antarctica!

  • Erika Says:

    I want to learn Italian!!

  • Meghan Says:

    Take a road-trip vacation, in an R.V.

  • Nikki James Says:

    On my life list is to visit Hawaii!

  • bre Says:

    My life list includes: graduate medical school & graduate school at the same time. Hopefully in 21 months it will come true!

  • Lydia Says:

    I want to take my daughter to Paris on a girls-only trip. The boys can go camping.

  • Kristina Says:

    I’m taking a motorcycle class this weekend, and on the 2nd of October, I jump out of a plane. I am so excited to be able to cross some things off my list!

  • Meghan Says:

    I want to travel to Ireland with my hubby someday… and also to take my kids to Disneyland (cuz I never got to go as a kid!).

  • melissa Says:

    Own & run a bed & breakfast!

  • Heidi Says:

    Learn to play the cello.

  • Alexis Says:

    I would love to learn how to sew my own clothes.

  • Jessica F. Says:

    Spend a day with my grandma embroidering, looking through old patterns she has, and having her teach me different stiches.

  • Colleen Says:

    I want to go to go shark diving!!!!!

  • Becky Says:

    Enjoy an ovation of some sort by a room full of scientists.

  • Cindy Says:

    Take a flying trapeze lesson!

  • eva Says:

    probably the only realistic thing on my life list- Trapeze lessons! Going in Santa Monica soon:)

  • Rebecca Says:

    I’ve been lusting after these bags for months. Life list item: Attend a birth.

  • Morgan Herbert Says:

    I will return to Tibet and clean up the garbage around Mount Kailash.

    Thank you, as always!


  • Lindsay Says:

    I want to share one of my favorite hobbies with at least 5 people, and teach them all to knit. :)

  • Yvonne Wong Says:

    Return to Bali. Yes I know that sounds reminiscent of Eat, Pray, Love. But I’ve been there and it was life-changing and I want to go back again to swim with the dolphins.

  • Stephanie Says:

    Go a whole day without interrupting anyone. I’m going to spend a whole 24-hours just listening to other people. It’s harder than it sounds. For me, anyway.

  • joey Says:

    life list:
    open up a bed & breakfast, where i’ll do the breakfast cooking, using as much local produce as possible & i’ll provide allergen-free options.

  • Maggie Lillis Says:

    Learn one song on the piano to be a showstopper at events with an open grand piano. Song will probably be Cheers themesong.

    Memorize pi past 100 characters.

    Meet Tina Fey. Make Tina Fey laugh. High five Tina Fey.

    Boom! Life listed!

  • Alex Says:

    Go to Wimbledon, have tea and strawberries while watching tennis in a large hat.

  • Jennifer C. Says:

    nibble on macarons in paris. hello little macarons!

  • Lisa Villiarimo Says:

    Aloha Maggie,

    My life list includes taking another trip to Paris now that I’m a photographer (with my hubby-he’s never been) . I want to stay for at least a month so I can cook there too with all the fresh ingredients in the open air markets near Montmartre.


  • joanna p. Says:

    on my list:
    take an italian class.
    and then.. go to italy with my husband and daughter.

  • Cara Says:

    It’s not an uncommon one, but I would like to live in another country for at least a year.

  • La Katie Says:

    See a live platypus.

  • Liz Says:

    I would love to win!!!

  • Wendy Says:

    Learn to play the piano alongside my seven year old daughter.

  • Hannah Says:

    I’d like to become a mother.

  • Brittany Says:

    I want to take a trapeze class!

  • Carrie Says:

    Finish law school

  • windylou Says:

    One thing on my list is to visit Spain.

  • Rebecca T Says:

    I would very much love to win this giveaway! A few items I’m planning on checking off of my life list in the next 6 months: graduating from college, going on a cruise to Mexico, becoming a teacher.

  • loren Says:

    I want to visit northern Canada and see the Northern Lights!

  • Vera Says:

    This giveaway is a dream for one who loves to take photos! :)
    Something on my life list: Travel across Europe.

  • H Says:

    Hi! I’ve been reading you for years and I remember an awesome photo of you eating a watermelon in bed with your belly big with hank. Such a cute photo.
    Anyway, on my life list is to fly first class. I never have and it seems so luxurious.

  • Laurel Says:

    On my life list: to visit Paris.

  • Carrie Says:

    I want to some day live where I can see and smell the ocean everyday.

  • Gabi Says:

    Read all the Jane Austen books in order.

  • Kathy Says:

    On my life list: do yoga instructor training in India or Thailand

  • melissa Says:

    Finish driving I-10 to the East Coast (lived in California for a while, moved to Texas and drove here on I-10).

  • Lori Says:

    Bike one of those fancy bike tours. I don’t care where…

  • Stephanie S Says:

    Live abroad.

  • Alyssa Says:

    Run a 30 min 5k

  • gladcow Says:

    to move out of my house when my kids turn 18 and live on the road with my husband for a year.

  • Lupita Says:

    On my life list:

    Go to Spain and eat tapas.

  • erin Says:

    oh my! that bag is beautiful!
    i would love to have one….and to be able to speak fluent french and chinese one day.

  • alaina Says:

    2. go to graduate school full time.

    (I start classes at Duke on Monday!!)

  • Jill Says:

    Taking a flying trapeze lesson!

  • ame Says:

    learn spanish well enough to visit mexico and feel comfortable with my ability to communicate with the natives. visit mexico.

  • jill s Says:

    what a magical combination!!

  • becky Says:

    on my list: sing more.

  • Sarah Says:

    It is now on my life list to win this. That, and make a lasagna from scratch.

  • Rita James Says:

    Spend a week on a beach with a view

  • Gabby Says:

    I want to live in a place completely foreign to me for at least 1 month, and illustrate my surroundings while there. That chance may be approaching soon, as I graduate in under a year and don’t know what to do after.

  • amelia Says:

    Design and make an “exersaucer” for my baby from wood that isn’t hideous.

  • Nicki Says:

    To own & ride an olive & cream vintage-style Vespa!! Ciaaaao, baby.

  • Beth Says:

    To find a career not a job

  • Michelle Says:

    To go on a bike tour of Iceland – wheee!

  • Käthe Says:

    Visit Peru with my daughter, husband, and mother-in-law (her homeland).

  • Oksana Says:

    What an amazing gift package! I found this site through the Epiphanie FB page, by the way. :) On my life list is…

    To approach strangers downtown and ask if I can take their portrait. I’m shy so this is a bit of a challenge, but I REALLY want to start doing it.

  • Amy Says:

    Family photo with parents/sibs/kids in a fun location…. and we will all look amazing.

  • Rachel Says:

    An item on my life list is to graduate from Harvard University – which I will do in May of 2011.

  • Jen P Says:

    To travel to Cuba!

  • Erica Says:

    This may seem ordinary…

    but I would love to own a house, and make it the prettiest house ever.

  • katie Says:

    have a picnic on the lawn in front of the Effiel tower *dont forget the champagne*

  • Jacqueline Says:

    Live in Milan for a couple of months.

  • Patty Says:

    I want to live in England for a year or more so my kids can experience their dad’s culture and become closer to their grandparents, uncle and cousin.

  • Mary Says:

    I want to live at the beach.

  • yotko Says:

    Alright, I’ll play. I want to make my garden one my mother will be proud of!

  • Lea Thoele Says:

    Join postcrossing.com and send 10 post cards to strangers around the world.

  • Pants Says:

    I want to build a library on the Navajo reservation.

  • Sara Says:

    This may sound silly and run of the mill to some, but I want to have a baby and be the best parent I can be.

  • Nikki Says:

    Because I’m afraid of heights and bridges, I would like to walk, not crawl on all fours, acroos the Golden Gate Bridge.


  • Carolina Says:

    To knit a non-embarrassing, actually wearable sweater.

  • Erin Says:

    Live in Europe!

  • Ariel Says:

    To open my own business and work for myself!

  • ann Says:

    Get enough of a grip on the agoraphobia to get back out there and get employed. It’s been a year and a half since I lost my job and a year since I could leave the house without serious anxiety and emotional melt down. I went on a walk to the park and back this past weekend and while the anxiety was exhausting, I did it. Next up, applying and interviewing for work.

  • Alice Says:

    Thanks so much for sharing, Maggie. On my life list – to finish my medical training and become a Medical Oncologist! Love your website – you rock.

  • The Small Gal Says:

    Drink Coffee and eat Pain au chocolat with my mom in Paris

  • Kay Says:

    Nothing too extravagant… I just want to learn CPR before having kids. A handy skill in general, and even more so when there are little ones around!

  • amanda Says:

    To hug a baby bonobo!

  • Carron Says:

    make my daughter a halloween costume

  • Amanda Says:

    Swim or scuba with whale sharks.

  • Jennifer Says:

    On my life list: visit Europe someday!

  • Lee-Ellen Says:

    I want to take my daughters on a trip to Europe

  • Katie Says:

    Get the kind of camera that necessitates a fancy bag like the one you’re giving away, and learn how to use it.

  • eskimojo Says:

    Number one on life list: Create a life list ;)

    There are lots of things floating around my head but I need to get them down on paper!

  • mrs. lady Says:

    swim in the dead sea!

  • Lauren Says:

    make amazing photos using an instant camera :)

  • Katia Says:

    I want to learn how to take a stunning photo. No joke. Walking around in a cold mist in Ireland wouldn’t be bad either.

  • jackie Says:

    See the coral reefs before they all die.
    Go to Australia.
    Learn a foreign language well enough to have a conversation about Jane Austen vs. the Brontes (or the finer points of the Nicene creed vs the Apostles creed or some other non-where is the bathroom? is the white wine good? type conversation).

  • Pixie Says:

    Number 8 on my bucket list for a long time was to pet a zebra.

    Today I changed it to RIDE a zebra, which was always the secret goal that I didn’t think was realistic. But then, life lists aren’t all about realism, are they.

  • Kendra Says:

    Mine is to live and work in a foreign country for a year.

  • ka Says:

    have a blog that gets 1800+ comments on one entry, hehehe

  • Lori Magana Says:

    to spend the WHOLE month of my 50th birthday in Italy and invite all of my my friends who want to visit me to come and join me during that month (Aug 2013). .. and while there to take gorgeous photos and carry my ephinanie bag!

  • Lisa Says:

    Life list #4: Pottery/ceramics. Do it. And show some pieces somewhere in public.

  • Amanda Says:

    Climb up to the crown of the Statue of Liberty.

  • Andrea Phillips Says:

    Attend a Guy Fawkes bonfire.
    Teach my daughters to make daisy chains.
    Take a ride in a hot air balloon.
    So many things! Can’t choose one!

  • Nell Says:


    #55 Sit on the Board of Directors for an organization I care about

  • Lisa Says:

    I am going to sell some of my photography.

  • tracey Says:

    drive cross country in an airstream and thift store shop the whole time.

  • Elaine Says:

    To live in a foreign country for at least a year. Woot!

  • Cassie Says:

    I would love to raise awareness about issue in this world with my photography.

  • Renee Says:

    Okay, one of mine is to work to reduce my material possessions. Ironic since I’m drooling over this bag! I did just have a food fight like I’ve always wanted. I should send you photos.

  • Sabrina Says:


  • Kathy Says:

    To see the Northern Lights.

  • mrstran Says:

    wow! what a wonderful giveaway! thank you so much!

  • Geralis Says:

    Live on another continent! Happening this Nov and would love a new fun camera and bag to bring along

  • Margarita Says:

    Take my mom to see the Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli in Rome.

  • Cate Says:

    Hmmm…I need to sit down and write out a life list, but definitely doing a half marathon. And going to New York City.

  • Katie Says:

    On my list: Memorize and be able to recite 5 poems.

  • Eliza C Says:

    Watch the Perseid meteor shower from somewhere away from the city lights.

  • Chris P. Says:

    I want to drive a tractor someday, a really big one would be wonderful.

  • Lynsey Says:

    I will become a roller derby girl, an RN, and have a third little one…in no particular order.

  • Rachel H Says:

    On my life list is to learn to shoot a bow and arrow.

  • Mary Ann Says:

    Photograph cemeteries. Kind of creepy … but kind of cool. I’m fascinated by the old, seemingly abandoned, cemeteries that you come across. I think it would make a cool book … or blog … or something!

  • Kris O. Says:

    Item #1 – visit the mountain gorillas in Rwanda.

    I hope to cross this one off by next year.

  • Sarah Says:

    I’ve got quite a list, but the Supremo #1 on my life list is to ditch my job and buy a taco truck.

  • Katke Says:

    One random thing on my list…do a boudoir photo shoot!

  • Lesley S. Says:

    I want to have a beautiful garden full of vegetables and herbs.

  • Erin K Says:

    to learn how to take photos on the manual setting.

  • Cathy S Says:

    Learn French and live in Paris! I went recently and fell in love with the city. It’s difficult to get around without French so I’ve downloaded apps on my iphone :)

  • Michelle Wardle Says:

    Gather an extensive collection of family photos, scan and compile them, and then distribute (digital?) photo albums among my parents and brothers so that we all have a decent record of our shared history.

  • Lisa F Says:

    To dance the Tango in Argentina!

  • Jessica C. Says:

    I really want to go to the Northern Lights! I have a big list of things I want to do in my life like learn to make Eggs Benedict, ride a horse, go to Italy, win a poetry contest, go camping, much more!


  • Catie Says:

    I’ve always had a job I’ve loved, usually at the sacrifice of personal financial gain. One day, I would love to have the luxury of not having to nervously watch my checking account diminish as the month progresses but still have a job I love.

  • Jenny Says:

    Your son is adorable! Those photos of your family at Crissy Field glowed.
    Thanks so much.

  • Kaela Says:

    I’d like to visit Hawaii.

  • Anze Says:

    To learn Argentinian tango!

  • Alaine Says:

    To learn Russian

  • Lola Says:

    Newest life list item: Take more photos and carry a gorgeous camera bag that bears my name! =D

    Thanks for sharing these goodies with us!

  • Diana Says:

    Dear goodness, how I had to scroll to get to the bottom of this… But I too wish to call that sexy bag and future contents mine. I have compiled my lifelist because of this awesome site (whatever, haters, call it buttkiss, tis the truth), and one of the big ones is to photograph the Northern Lights. And also to be at the Festival au Desert in Mali. I will fulfill these promises to myself, and send pictures.

  • Hannah Says:

    To understand my macroeconomics textbook.

  • Rebecca Says:

    I’ve really loved making a life list and I’ve even nudged my husband into starting one… Something that has been on there since I was young is to become SCUBA certified.

  • Kylie Says:

    One thing on my list … travel halfway around the world to France and eat crepes at a side-walk cafe. and yes, my whole list is this detailed! :o)

  • Tara Says:

    I want to take dance lessons and really learn to cut a rug with my soon to be husband.

  • kathy Says:

    To have an exhibit of my documentary photography!

  • Jessica Says:

    I have two life lists actually. One is places to go, and the other is my 101 things in 1001 days list.

    Place to go: China
    Thing to do: Learn to make knock your socks off spaghetti sauce from scratch.

  • Mel Says:

    To keep bees and produce my own honey.

  • Lindsey W. Says:

    visit Hawaii and have a my own dark room when we build our house!

  • Kathy Kennedy Says:

    I want to visit Tokyo Disneyland!

  • Sarah Says:

    Wow. I’ve already done a bunch of things on my life list. Write a book-check. Have another baby-am gestating. Forgive my mom, dad, step-daughter-yes, yes, yes (full heart). Next, publish a book.

    Thanks for putting this together for us!

  • Louisa Says:

    Just added – to own one of these camera bags! I have caused minor trauma to my camera by tossing it in my purse….this would get my huibby of my back, and allow some style in carrying my camera to photograph my 2 kids!! Hurrah!

  • Melissa B. Says:

    quit my software engineering job and become a teacher.

  • Kari Says:

    I want to lose the rest of my weight! I still have about 35lbs to lose before I’m at my goal.

  • Sarah Says:

    My life list seems to be growing after reading all of these comments! One item from mine- become a certified yoga teacher.

  • zeynep Says:

    On my life list: take a month to travel by train from the north of India to the south.

  • Lisa Says:

    I want to write a book.

  • amelia Says:

    Being a new-ish aunt, I take photos all the time! Yay for a gorgeous new bag AND camera ;)

  • christina Says:

    love that shade of red! hmmm okay so i’ve made strides on my life list lately…learned to knit (check) starting german language classes in October (check) AND in an attempt to get over my fear of public speaking – I joined toastmasters and I’m on my 8th speech and holding my own!

  • meagan Says:

    To bake cookies with my daughter when she is old enough. And of course letting her taste the batter.

  • Victoria Says:

    On the top of my life list: lhave more self-confidence so I can teach my little girl to do the same!
    Oh, and become fluent in french… just because…

  • Vanessa Says:

    I would liketo travel for atleast 3 months internationally with my husband.

  • Margaret Says:

    Lifelist: run a triathalon.

  • Sarah Says:

    publish a piece of fiction

  • Jen Says:

    One thing on my life list: be a mom.

  • Staci Wykes Says:

    Top item on my life list is “become a stay at home mom and not lose mind” we’ll see how that goes :)

  • Heather HS Says:

    Live in another country (again).

  • Elaina Says:

    Move across the country to LA and become a production designer for films.
    Man, I hope this works. I have been doing everything I can to get there!! Thanks, Maggie, for your website! I had a life list before I found your website, but it has grown to six to seven pages and I continue to cross things off! One I hope to accomplish is to help someone else cross something off their list! All the best to everyone completing their goals!!

  • Kate Says:

    I want to learn how to drive a motorcycle and take it on a cross country camping trip.

  • tiffany Says:

    oh my. this is the best giveaway i’ve seen in a long time. can i win please? i have to win this!

  • whitney Says:

    i think i’m drooling…

    life list: adopt a child, get my pilot’s license, have my own gallery show. i’m 25 – i guess i have high hopes :)

  • betsy Says:

    I want to take my Mom to Greece!

  • renée Says:

    One of the main points on my life list is travel — there’s an impressive sub-list of places, some I have gotten to and been able to cross off, others are tempting me with the possibilities…

    crossed off items include travel Route 66 from Chicago to LA (did that for my honeymoon in 2006) and travel to India (did that in conjunction with travel to SE Asia over the course of 10 months in 2007)…

    next up is travel to Mexico with my husband and son… the hubs and I love Mexican food like no other and yet he has never been (I vacationed there as a youngling)… so before I head back to work after an extended mat leave, we are heading to the Yucatan where we are renting a car for two weeks and exploring the region… we leave Tuesday :)

  • delia Says:

    i’ve always wanted to be on a roller derby team. agression, sports, camaraderie and crazy costumes!

  • Rebecca Says:

    To see the Northern Lights.

  • Tara Says:

    Learn to play piano.
    Get tickets to the Kentucky Derby for my mom.

  • Erin Says:

    That bag is so adorable!

    I’m a teacher, and one of my life list items is to go overseas and teach in another country for a year. It would take a lot of courage to do that alone!

  • Em Says:

    One of my life list goals is to meet Tom Ashbrook, the (inadvertantly kookily hilarious) host of the public radio program On Point.

    Tom has a really unconventional personal and professional history. I’d love to have dinner with him and, of course, take his picture!

  • Amy Jo Says:

    Go to the Prado in Madrid.

  • Allison Says:

    Sing with strangers in a pub in Ireland. :-) I first read about this in a romance novel 10 years ago which makes it somewhat lame, but hopefully it exists!

  • Heather Says:

    Something on my life list- visit a country in Europe. My husband’s ancestry is Irish and part of mine is Italian. It would be awesome to visit either or BOTH of those countries.

  • Stephanie Says:

    Release my debut EP by the age of 26!

  • Lauren Says:

    take a knife skills class! This needs to be done soon!

  • Cristina Says:

    I want it!! To have a white snowy Christmas (where I live is too hot for this)

  • Ami Says:

    One item on my lifelist is to rent an RV for a month one summer and take my kids across the country. This will be tricky b/c I work outside the home, so getting the month off is going to require some fanagling.

  • Cynthia Says:

    I must go to Spain – even though the palm reader said that people from the time of The Spanish Inquisition are still looking for me and if I go something bad may come my way! How exciting!

  • Lacey Says:

    Attend all three Triple Crown horse races in one year!

  • Emily Says:

    I’m going to do a triathlon next year…this is slightly ludicrous because I don’t swim very well….but that’s why it’s on the list!

    Incredible giveaway! Thank you and have a lovely weekend!

  • Kate Says:

    Dinner at the French Laundry in California. I’m saving my pennies!

  • Jenna Says:

    I’ve always wanted to spend the night in the Ice palace at the Quebec Ice Festival. I think this has been on my life list since I was 10!

  • sarah Says:

    i want to jump of the high dive. (it’s not getting any less scary.)

  • jodie Says:

    Live in a house with a huge tree in the front yard

  • Chasinash Says:

    I covet that bag. I already have it bookmarked in my “some day” folder!

    Here are a few from my life list:

    Visit 40 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
    Buy a stranger a meal in a restaurant.
    Plant native wildflowers along the side of a road.
    Leave Trail Magic on the App Trail.
    Read 25 books on New York Public Library’s Books of the Century list.

  • Kelly Says:

    Spend a month plus on Kailua Beach with my husband and my naked little baby (well, maybe diapers, but that’s all)!

  • Maureen Says:

    see the Grand Tetons

  • Stephanie Says:

    Lose 85 lbs and get in shape before my 39th birthday (in Sept. 2011)
    *grins* I’m halfway there now!

  • Rebecca Says:

    Take a long trail ride with my horse rider daughter, just me and her.

  • Natalie Marie Tracy Says:

    I want to go on a REAL vacation!!! and oh yeah tell the people that I love that I love them EVERYDAY!!!

  • Brooke Says:

    I would love to travel to Europe with my children.

  • Claire Says:

    Take a road trip with my two best friends.

  • Annegirrl Says:

    Lifelist – Travel outside of North America. New Zealand and Greece are my top choices.

    I had to wipe the drool off my mouth after seeing that red bag. Red is my signature colah.

  • Sarah Beth Says:

    the odds aren’t looking good….but the camera and bag look fabulous!
    I will be darting gazelle in East Africa for my research project on several diseases (no funding yet, or project…but isn’t that the point of the list?). Besides, I love driving a landrover!

  • Jessica Says:

    To get my PhD in Human Genetics. Undergrad down, now I’m studying for the GRE to start my Masters.
    Also, live in Europe and on the West Coast. (Hopefully grad school will take care of some of that)

  • Courtney Says:

    Have a family portrait painted by Ashley G.

  • Elizabeth Says:

    start and maintain an exercise practice (hey, if you can have a yoga practice why not a general fitness practice) with the idea that fitness is a gift you give yourself that makes everything else on the list more possible and more pleasurable (blah, I just threw up in my mouth a little.) I got started on it this month, although am currently sidetracked with a slightly twisted knee.

  • elisabeth Says:

    Two things on my list are to travel to the Shady Dell in Arizona and stay at the Shack Up Inn in Mississippi. Dream big, right? ;)

  • Alison Johnson Says:

    Life list goal: Have and decorate my house someday in a style that I love! Right now I’m in a non-decorate-able apartment :)
    And I would love to win!!

  • Jennifer Ruden Says:

    I am very determined to live abroad for at least a year. This has always been #1 on my life list and everything I’m doing right now is working towards that goal. Of course, the camera and bag would help :)

  • Tami A Says:

    I want to see sea turtles hatch and go into the ocean.

  • Nina Says:

    Go to Germany to meet the cousins I have never met due to a family feud.

  • Karlie Says:

    Celebrate my 50th wedding anniversary with my husband!

  • Sara Says:

    Visit Paris for more than 12 hours!

  • Kristen Says:

    I just added create a memorial to my uncle to my life list. He passed away young and unexpectedly, and I’d just love to figure out a way to combine his loves of music and animals into something that everyone can enjoy in his memory! Having something on my list that’s not only for my own personal enjoyment and enrichment feels really special.

  • Lynn Says:

    #1 Go on a hot air balloon ride. It makes me happy just knowing that someday I will do it. :)

  • Jen Says:

    My life list is still in the back of my mind, but one of the things I’d been interested in for years was to go on a spiritual retreat. I did it last weekend. Exceptionally uncomfortable and highly recommended!

  • amanda m Says:

    drive across country!

  • Emma Says:

    An item on my lifelist is to go ice skating in New York at Christmas…which I might even be able to make happen this year while I’m living in America :D

  • Mika H. Says:

    Take a ride in a hot air balloon!

  • Karen Says:

    On my life list is to write a book.

  • Anna C Says:

    Send a love letter via homing pigeon!

  • vanessa Says:

    stop focusing on my mistakes.

  • Emily Says:

    I really want to go to southern Spain with my family.

  • Emily Says:

    Hmmm, it said my last comment was a duplicate but I promise it wasn’t! Another thing on my list is to learn a piano concerto.

  • Danielle Says:

    To knit a sweater.

  • Marilyn Says:

    I’m afraid of heights, but one thing on my list is to do the tree-top ziplines.

  • Ailidh Says:

    On my life list:
    Take Ryan (my husband) to Rome.
    Own a place in Paris.
    Live in a temperate climate (moving to SF in Dec, wooo!)

    fingers crossed!

  • Emily Says:

    I’ve seen one of these bags up close and personal, thanks to being friends with Amber, and wowee zowee are these bags GORGEOUS.

    Currently, the top thing on my life list is… to make a life list!

  • Stace Says:

    Hike the Anapurna circuit. I swear someday it will be done!

  • Alison Says:

    I have so many things on my lifelist – but one that I would like to accomplish soon is DOGSLEDDING
    p.s. this is am AMAZING GIVEAWAY

  • s.patel Says:

    drooling!!! my life list is simple–live more happily :) the rest is just extra

  • Dawn Says:

    My life list isn’t complete but one of the items on my list is to lose a significant amount of weight and today I started on that journey by walking 5 miles with friends while pushing our children in strollers.

  • Laura Brown Says:

    I want to learn to play the accordion!

  • ~Kristina Says:

    On my life list is to see Angel Falls, Venezuela. It’s something I’ve wanted to do since I was about 15.

  • Christina Says:

    Take a Route 66 road trip from Chicago to Santa Monica.

  • Sharon Kim Says:

    If I only accomplish one thing on my list, it would be to go to Korea with my parents and brother. My parents haven’t been back since they immigrated here over 30 years ago. My brother and I have never been.

  • Melissa Says:

    I was able to mark this item off a few weeks ago.

    More casino beer with Dave in Las Vegas.

    My friend Dave and I have tried to schedule a second meeting in Vegas for a few years, but the timing never worked out. At the end of July, we discovered that we had both made plans to fly out there on the same weekend with no prior planning. So, not only did I get to see him in Vegas again, but it came as a total surprise.

  • vivienne Says:

    to be a part of a flash mob dance!

  • Stacy Says:

    On my life list?? Meet Oprah!

  • Stephanie Says:

    make a living from my photography

  • canadacole Says:

    A trip to Ireland!

  • Lisa Johnson Says:

    Go back to visit Slovenija. I served a Mormon mission there 7 years ago and have missed the people and the culture and the country so much. It really became a part of who I am.

  • Meagan Says:

    Oh, how I’d love to learn to cook more meat-free dinners than just pasta.

    And while I’m wishing, I’d also like to find time to continue my journal for my daughter.

  • Nicole C Says:

    I would love to go to Brazil and dance the samba on the beach…

  • Anna Says:

    I want to knit a whole sweater. For myself. And then wear it!

  • Abby Rockwood Says:

    I would love to travel to Italy and learn how to make homemade pasta and drink wine!

  • Kelly Decoteau Says:

    One item on my life list is to go to Italy with my husband and my children.

  • Krista Says:

    See Europe! Beautiful bag and I’ve been dying for a instant camera.

  • Sarah Says:

    I want to learn how to spend more time doing what I should be doing, instead of what I don’t need to be doing.

  • whosywhatsit Says:

    Visit every state. I’m over halfway there!

  • Bridget Says:

    to do pull ups!

  • brie Says:

    Visit Frida Kahlo’s house in Mexico City!

  • Deb Says:

    Oh my! On my life list: Italy. I must go there and ride a gondola.

  • Deb Says:

    travel to Italy on a Fulbright Fellowship.

  • Emily Says:

    Learn to actually ENJOY exercising rather than dreading/avoiding it. This life list item might take a while!

  • teensleuth Says:

    OK! One item on my Life List is to live in an old farmhouse (if not buy and live in my grandparents’ old farmhouse).

  • Meghan Says:

    Wow what an amazing giveaway! Christmas in NYC is on my list!

  • Linny Says:

    Click. Snap. Shoot. I say!

  • Melissa Says:

    The main item on my life list is to become a mother. This may wind up involving adoption or some other complex process but I am determined to make it happen!

    A simpler item is to vacation or cruise to Alaska.

  • Hannah B. Says:

    I want to get married to the love of my life and buy one of those shed’s that look like barns from Home Depot and make it the best little shack ever :)

  • Lexi Says:

    Travel back to Italy with my husband and snap photos to my heart’s delight!

  • Steve Says:

    Teach myself to play the guitar before I am 40 (7 years away) to be able to play music for my children and beautiful wife.

  • Amanda Says:

    life list: to travel around Europe, finish school, and own a bakery.

  • Kate Says:

    Great bags! On my life list is to travel to Italy.

  • Amber Says:

    On my life list is to finally do a yoga handstand.

  • Kim Says:

    Win a contest!

  • Molly Says:

    See a live recording of SNL!

  • JenB Says:

    What a gorgeous camera bag! I was going to tell you about wanting to see the Mountain Gorillas in the Congo, but with a camera bag like that I think I’ll share a different dream, which is to spend a month in Italy — I’m sure such a stylish bag would be more appreciated by the Italians than the gorillas. :)

  • BeckyD Says:

    learn to fly

  • Miss Britt Says:

    I turned my life list into a “places to visit” list, and then I turned THAT into a “50 places to see in the United States” when my husband and I decided we were hitting the road for a year with the kids at the end of this school year.

    On THAT life list: New York City at Christmas.

  • Tasha Haley Says:

    I am taking a break from planning a mini zip lining vacation to enter this contest. Pretty soon I’ll be able to cross zip lining off my list! Wheeeee! (And hopefully take this awesome camera bag with me.)

  • Chelsea Says:

    On my list is to learn Norwegian so I can speak in my honey’s home country and family when we visit! Also to teach my children (his step-kids) and our future children!

  • Merrill Says:

    Live in another country for a time..

  • Lindsay Says:

    One of the items on my life list is to open a school for children that immerses them in nature, with paddleboating, canoeing, horseback riding, raising farm animals, and organic vegetable gardening. The great news? It just came true! :0)

  • Becky Says:

    Learn to use my sewing machine to its potential (and my own)!

  • ricer Says:

    Go to Italy

  • melissa Says:

    See the Mona Lisa in person.

  • Genevieve Says:

    Can my life goal be winning the bag? Er. Just kidding. Goal: be more confident.

  • Charlotte Flowers Says:

    On the life list: become a master gardener.

  • jenny Says:

    lay on a beautiful beach down under.

  • vanessa Says:

    get a passport. done.

  • G. Says:

    Hi, Amber sent me here for this awesome give-away! Want!

    Anyhoo, one of my favorite things on my life list is “To see the Aurora Borealis”. I’ve since modified that to “To see the Aurora Borealis with my daughter”.

  • Jamie Says:

    Visit Ireland with my husband.

  • Becca Says:

    Bike to the top of Loveland Pass in Colorado!

  • Laura Says:

    Just completed: take a trip by myself and get open water certified and dive(Belize is awesome!)

    Still to come: skydive, learn to surf, get a donkey, and learn to juggle.

  • Nancy Says:

    Travel to China to work with Pandas!

    Love the blog, and that fantastic gift bag!

  • jell Says:

    I added learn to play tennis to my life list this last year. I’ve been taking lessons all summer and my Aussie instructor said my back hand was a weapon! I look forward to playing at least once a week now!

  • ali Says:

    I would literally pee my pants (I wish I was lying) if I could own one of these rad bags!

  • Coley Says:

    Do something I don’t think is possible.

  • Katie Says:

    someday be debt-free!

  • JulieH Says:

    Climb Machu Picchu with my husband.

  • Sarah J. Says:

    Top of the list: Design a font. Second is to improve my people photography skills.

  • stacymarita Says:

    Learn to play the piano.

  • Andrea Says:

    Live in another country for a year. I plan to do it when I come up for sabbatical.

  • Pamela Says:

    My life list:
    1. travel to spain, ireland, italy, france, australia;
    2. live in NYC, Dallas, Charlotte or Santa Barbara;
    3. adopt a daughter;
    4. make VP before 40;
    5. organize my photos into an album for every year of my life

  • Nisreen Says:

    Spend the summer with my husband and daugher in South America or South East Asia, building a home for the locals with Habitat for Humanity.

  • Sabrina Says:

    A brand new one that I’m still unsure about but I’m going to put down on “paper” so maybe I’ll decide. Skydiving.

  • Sharlyn Says:

    One thing I have on my life list is to visit Japan. Specifically, the area that my family came from.

  • Jessica Says:

    One item on my list is to learn to play the piano. I plan to take lessons this Fall!

  • Janet Says:

    See the pyramids.

  • Tiffany Says:

    Set up a 4-generation photo shoot with the women in my family.

  • Zoe Says:

    Walk the Camino de Santiago de Compestela in Spain

  • Erika Says:

    My #1 life list goal — surf camp in Costa Rica with my 2 daughters

  • Jen Diamond Says:

    Learn Spanish Fluently
    Learn Swing Dancing with Josh
    Learn to Skateboard

  • cjm Says:

    See a total solar eclipse. Spend the night in a train’s sleeper car. Own a Vespa. :)

  • Sara A Says:

    *Finish my bachelor’s degree!! (Just about half way done :) *Travel to Ireland. Those are two of the biggies!

  • Jenn Says:

    I want to be able to run a solid full mile without stopping to walk- and also become fluent in espanol. Ay!

  • Gabrielle Charles Says:

    get my masters in counseling

  • Susan Says:

    Learn ASL. This is a personal and professional goal.

  • lindsay Says:

    On my life list:

    Finish an NYT crossword puzzle
    Start a website
    Buy a house

  • Kasey Mikelle Says:

    One item on my life list is to have my OWN family photos done at least once a year.

  • Cynthia Says:

    As fitness is my witness, start doing a fitness bootcamp class.

  • Catherine Says:

    My 26th birthday is Sunday!

  • Melanie Says:

    One item on my life list is to visit all 50 states with my husband. We each had a set of grandparents do this! 16 states down so far, and we’ve been married 5 years in September.

  • Amanda Says:

    One goal is to visit Russia, a land that has alwasy fascinated me. Hope to go next May!

  • Micaela Says:

    I’d like to ride in a helicopter.

  • Stephanie Ford Says:

    I really want to see the Pageant of the Masters in Long Beach!

  • A. Barker Says:

    squeee! This bag/camera combo would be wonderful for a trip to the Barcelona, Spain to see the Gaudi buildings

  • Mary Says:

    Take a weeklong vacation by myself

  • alison Says:

    life list: just start that blog already.


  • Cynthia Says:

    Hike the Grand Canyon, and learn to like camping. Also buy a house with wooden floors, and a large giraffe statue guarding the front door.

  • Christine Says:

    I want to travel to Rome and go on a cruise from there. I will certainly need the bag as I plan to take lots of pictures.

  • Christine Says:

    Learn to scuba dive so my husband and I can enjoy a beach vacation together.

  • Katie Says:

    Learn to sew.

  • Jessica Says:

    for my fiance and I to start our own business and never ever ever have to work for anyone else again. =)

  • Tracy Says:

    Have children and raise them to be generous.
    Help my hubs to get his business successful enough that he can quit his day job.
    Explore Ireland.

  • Deena Says:

    One life goal: to take a trip with my husband once a year on our anniversary – no matter where!

  • Amanda Says:

    Visit Prince Edward Island and fancy myself as Anne with an e for a moment.

  • mintte Says:

    I’ve opened a bottle of champagne! next on the life list – live in my own apartment.

  • Anne Says:

    Wow. I’ve been looking for a red bag and drooling over those cameras! :D
    On my Life List: a nice long trip to the UK, to visit (among others) London’s West End, and Wales where Doctor Who is filmed.

  • Heidi Says:

    Need to start my list but would love the camera bag to make it easier to carry my camera more places!

  • Sara Giles Says:

    Ohhhh! I love the red! Just completed one life list-camped on Asseteague islands and woke up to wild ponies. Next up, complete career change and lead of faith to do it.

  • gotaremi Says:

    On my Life’s List: Spend more time behind my camera. Learning even more creative ways to use it.

  • Linda Wang Says:

    The first item: set foot on every state of this country!

  • Vashti Says:

    I’d really like to learn the Lindy Hop.

  • Jo-Anne Says:

    Outrigger canoe in the open ocean!

  • heather Says:

    I would love to go hang gliding – I think it must be the closest thing to really flying.

  • Nicole Says:

    Travel to Africa

  • Donna Clegg Says:

    I so need the camera bag. Fingers are crossed.

  • Helen Says:

    I want to sing “Leader of the Pack” with a live band. Lookout lookout lookout lookout lookout!

  • Auntie Yolanda Says:

    Become a fulltime grandmother.

  • sonja Says:

    #1 whale watching
    #2 see the grand canyon
    #3 have a family reunion

  • Laura Says:

    No. 38 on my list: go to an Adam Lambert concert, an acoustic type thing if possible.

  • Maggie Says:

    Life list items:

    Have a front yard full of California Golden Poppies and a back yard full of fruits and vegetables
    Own and regularly drive any one of my dream cars: a mid-60s Karmann Ghia, a London Black Cab, a mini Cooper or a 21-window VW bus
    Visit Asia
    Give birth
    Learn to play the banjo

  • Arena Thompson Says:

    I want to move to Portland, Ore!

  • Cori Says:

    Get over my fear of public transportation.

  • Jen Says:

    On my life list is traveling to New Zealand…but I doubt my husband will ever be okay with a flight that lasts 24 hours!

  • Bri Says:

    On my life list – Go somewhere warm, beautiful and tropical… alone.

  • Emily Says:

    Travel to India!

  • Tiff Says:

    I want to serve/fund 10 missions for my church.

  • Megan Says:

    On my life list is “win something from a giveaway”…and “swim with dolphins.” :o)

  • Heather Says:

    Have one of my photos published in a magazine!

  • indicate Says:

    Hitchhike across New Zealand.

  • Victoria S Says:

    I want to do nighttime ziplining… I can’t think of anything more simultaneously frightening and thrilling.

  • Perrin Says:

    Send a manuscript to an agent.

  • WaywardGoddess Says:

    One item on my Life List is to run a 5K.
    I’m not a runner, and this has become painfully obvious to me as I am training for my very first 5K in Oct. The AIDS Atlanta walk and 5K.
    A dear friend of mine was just diagnosed with HIV. He’s crushed. I feel helpless. This is something I can do for him. It’s hard, but it’s nothing compared to what he is facing

  • Krstine Mo Says:

    I DREAM OF VISITING Germany and Norway, and singing in the Alps like Maria from “the Sound of Music”.

  • Megan Says:

    live off the grid

  • Lindsay Says:

    Ride in a hot air balloon!

  • Natalie Says:

    Take a trip to Europe. Alone.

    I love traveling with my children, but would love to travel alone once, on my own schedule, with only my agenda in mind.

    I’ve been looking at the Ephphanie bags for a while – they’re divine!

  • April G. Says:

    I want to go to Iceland and drive around the Ring Road.

  • Natalie Says:

    Travel to another country alone.

    I’ve been looking at the Epiphanie bags for a while now… they’re divine!

  • Melissa Allam Says:

    On my life list, to get my interior and event design business going.

  • Becky Says:

    on my life list is to take piano lessons again

  • Jenna Robert Says:

    I want to go to Iceland, and I also will dig for clams before I die. Fun huh?!

  • Melissa Says:

    Take pictures of my kids in Central Park!

  • Laura Says:

    Compete on Ninja Warrior!

  • Alison F. Says:

    Learn how to play the steel drums.

  • GB Says:

    Start work on my book!

  • Joelle Says:

    Fantastic giveaway! I would love to take my camera (in the Epiphanie bag, of course!) to Yosemite.

  • Sara Says:

    on my life list is to have one of my photographs in the permanent collection of a museum. It doesn’t matter if it is a small hole in the wall museum, or large, just that it will be out there.

  • Abella Says:

    One of my top Life List items is to road trip to all 50 states with my kids. We’ve done about 11, but there are so many giant balls of twine left to see!

  • Emily Says:

    I want, I want, I want! Both of these items look like so much fun!

  • Kate Says:

    Travel around Europe with my husband.

  • Emily Says:

    My life list includes living abroad and finding the perfect cinnamon bun recipe.

  • emily Says:

    #1 on my life list is to make life for joyful for those around me. it’s a daily task and i love it.

  • tamsin Says:

    Bake a perfect loaf of brown bread by hand!

  • ruth Says:

    I hope to go to Ireland and see where my grandparents grew up…

  • KimC Says:

    I want to design a video game.

  • Sarah H Says:

    one of mine -thanks to you and Karen- was to make homemade ice cream with my daughter and we did on the 4th of July weekend! Sickly Sweet Strawberry … but we’ll try again.

  • Katie Says:

    One of my life list items is to visit the great wall of China.

  • Pamela Says:

    Oh my gosh, I’m adding “own that bag!” to my life list right now!

  • Sophie Says:

    To own a beautiful Border Collie dog :)

  • Sarah Says:

    To finally sort through the bins of junk that I’ve been carting from apartment to apartment since college!

  • Jillian Says:

    Next up on my life list: Run just one mile.

  • Samantha-Lee Says:

    Number one on my life list is a trip to Florida for Disney World, and to go on a cruise to the Bahamas right after! :)

  • Nina R. Says:

    I hope to one day live solely off what I can grow and make myself (and win in giveaways!).

  • Olivia Says:

    I want to do something that really terrifies me but thrills me at the same time… like skydiving!

  • Heather Says:

    Easter Island is on my list.

  • mybeckis Says:

    make a slideshow for every month since my precious daughter was born :) that’s almost 72 slideshows…better get started!

  • Theresa Says:

    Oh wow, which one to pick? How about two:

    an easy one – learn how to make my husband a cup of coffee (it’s been 10 yrs now…how hard can it be?).

    and a more challenging one – Climb the Inca Trail to Macchu Picchu. One day…

  • Nicky Says:

    Do a professional photo shoot of my son and husband.

  • Colleen Lemons Says:

    Oh boy…my life list is really really long! But at the top right now is to travel to faraway lands and see amazing and beautiful things :)

  • Jenn Says:

    My life list entry: -Photograph a birth

  • annie Says:

    I would like to learn patience! (I hope I live a long time.)

  • Jenny Says:

    my baby girl just got her first top teeth… and they’re her canines. she’s my lil vamp and i should take more photos of her before her other teeth come in!

  • Katie Says:

    #10 Become a licensed tattoo artist
    #23 Spend 3 months traveling with nothing but motorcycle & backpack.

  • Kelsrenee Says:

    I want to be in a regular exercise routine.

    I have started attending a booty camp! I was at dinner the other night and I think I felt a muscle in my arm :). Here is to hoping I keep it up once the sunshine goes away and Seattle returns to gray.

  • Sarah Says:

    Learn how to develop my own photographs.

  • dunja Says:

    travel with the orient express

  • Angela Says:

    Travel to Great Britain by myself for a fortnight holiday.

  • Danielle S. Says:

    I really love this bag. I hope one day to own one.

  • Kristina Says:

    I want to pack all the kids in to an RV and have an old fashioned drive across the country vacation. I grew up a Navy Brat, and therefore have seen the outer edge of the country, but there is a lot in the middle that I’ve missed. I figure the trip I have planned should take a month.

  • Amy Says:

    On my list – Spend at week at Hatch Show Print and become part of the oldest ongoing letterpress shop in the US. I really want to print with some off their 150 year old type!

  • Naomi Says:

    To get from Hong Kong (where my parents live) to the UK by train, direct or meandering, it doesn’t matter what route, but I’ve gotta go through Russia (another thing on my life list).

    God that bag is stunning.

  • emily Says:

    something on my life list: go to Paris with my husband

  • lottie Says:

    An instant camera will make my life infinetly better.

  • Lilly Says:

    I want to write a song and perform it with a supergroup of my friends at a venue for one night only and then disband.

  • Jenny M Says:

    Train my dog and all future puppies I have. So I guess my life list item would be to learn consistency & patience.

  • Elizabeth Says:

    That bag is amazingly cute!

  • Barbara Says:

    Learn to photograph babies, as I will be a Grandma in January:)

  • Annie Says:

    #27: Winning a blog giveaway.

  • Tabitha Says:

    Learn to play guitar so I can sing songs to my kids.

  • Cathy Says:

    Go zip lining, anywhere really, but preferably through tree tops.

  • Kacky Says:

    To climb Denali!

  • DCGirl Says:

    Open my own gluten-free bakery. And then saunter in every morning carrying this bag.

  • Carrie Says:

    Surrender. Oh, a learn to take artistic photos.

  • Aurora Says:

    Learn to play acoustic guitar!

  • Becky C. Says:

    Travel to Italy!

  • little bird Says:

    learn to play the cello!

  • Laura C. Says:

    Just a few:
    Have a breakfast made of croissants,I have made from scratch, drizzled with honey from my own beehives.
    Live on a boat.
    See the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in person.

  • Natalie Says:

    To love my family well.

  • Rhea (Greek Feaster) Says:

    On the list: champagne picnic in Paris! Replete with les macarons.

  • Ashley Says:

    Watch a civil war re-enactment!

  • Bridie Says:

    A few from my life list:

    Take my daughter to a Great Big Sea concert.
    Become a “Music Together” instructor.
    Get accepted to Law school.
    Bike the Kettle Valley.
    See Canada by train.
    Make a quilt.

  • Yoyita Says:

    visit machu picchu

  • Cynthia Says:

    On the list: Go fossil hunting at the Bay of Fundy.

    Thanks for the chance to win. Maille’s bags look amazing.

  • Diana Says:

    Become comfortable fluent in French – I’m already living in Paris so…

  • Jesse Says:

    Life list: Go on a safari!!! … with this purse and camera… :)

  • Tricia Says:

    Lappland in the fall.

  • Plutomeisje Says:

    I want to do a road trip through America, but first I’ve gotta do one through Europe! :) Hopefully I can do the Europe trip after I graduate (still 2 more years).

  • Allison Cassie Says:

    I’d like to attend a retreat at the Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia, Canada.

  • Katie Wheeler Says:

    Attend a fancy cocktail party: Finally feel like a grown up, instead of a kid in grown up clothes.

  • Sarah C. Says:

    Go to Thailand.

  • amanda Says:

    so many things on my life list i’d love to do but if i could only pick one, whale watching!

  • Meredith Says:

    What a great birthday gift that would be for me!

  • Karen Says:

    Eat at Per Se.

  • Shannon Says:

    I want to visit all 50 states (4 more to go!).

  • Becky Says:

    I really want to go to Munich for Oktoberfest, pedestrian as it sounds. Lovely gift bags!

  • Josy Says:

    I would love to win! One of my “Life List” items is vist &/or stay and work in Thailand. What a great contest!

  • Mackenzie Says:

    To take a bath outside in the Rocky Mountains at night.

  • Macey Says:

    On my list: own a fabulous camera bag :)

  • jodi Says:

    camp at yellowstone nat’l park w/the kids!
    thanks for the giveaway!

  • anne Says:

    family trip to the grand canyon.

  • Tanya Says:

    Have a child… or two :)

  • Irene Says:

    I’d love to go explore Antarctica!

  • Maura Says:

    To go back to Italy

  • Carolyn Says:

    Traveling to Italy with my sister this October! This has been on my Life List forever and we’re finally doing it! No husbands and no kids – can’t wait!

    Yes please, I’d love that camera bag . . . please, please, please.

    Thank you!

  • Jennifer Says:

    Mmmmm. Prizes. my life list includes learning to play the bass guitar.

  • Refinnej Says:

    On my life list: travel to Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, S. Africa at minimum).

  • Heather Says:

    return to the place where i fell in love with my partner and eat a simple, fresh dinner on the beach.

  • Tammy Says:

    There are so mnay things on my list but one that I have wanted for awhile is :

    to be a wildlife photographer

  • Gillian Says:

    Oh how I love the life list! My latest addition: Take photos at a White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

    Thanks for all the inspiration, everyone! xo

  • Em Says:

    that’s the best looking camera bag ever. they’re usually so…black?

    i want to the top of the empire state building. touristy, but so what?

  • Jen Milheim Says:

    Drive across the US in an RV.

  • Michelle Says:

    To be comfortable with \who I am. and go to Ireland :)

  • emily Says:

    i’ll pick something from my LL which this prize would complement nicely: rent a villa in Italy with my entire family for a week of cooking, eating, looking at art, and being together.

    thanks! :)

  • .tawnya. Says:

    to find peace within myself.

  • Marshelle Says:

    I want to learn photography–not just pointing and shooting like I do now.

  • Miss Kris Says:

    Heliboard at Whistler Mountain!

  • Pammer Says:

    Live in another city one summer. (Working on that one now!)

  • Kathleen Says:

    Before I die I’d like to have children some way, some how.

  • Sophia Says:

    On my life list: gondola ride in Venice!

  • Amber Says:

    I’d like to move to Iceland. I loved it there and it would be amazing! Thanks for the contest :)

  • Catherine D. Says:

    on my life list at number 63 is “Be a participant on the Price is Right” and by participant i mean win the showcase of course.

  • Meghan Says:

    To sail a boat on New York harbor. I just finished my second sailing lesson, so I’m getting there!

  • Stephanie R Says:

    Travel to outerspace

  • Dea Says:

    go to a rugby world cup game.

  • Megan Says:

    Visit the Absolut Ice Bar in Stockholm, Sweden!

  • Jennifer Liebmann Says:

    Bora Bora Baby!

  • Ashley U. Says:

    To one day conceive a child…and take a picture of my baby every day…

  • Ali Says:

    To dance in the rain with someone I love.

  • Katie Says:

    Top thing on my life list is to make a difference in someone’s life. I’m doing that through becoming a doctor. It is so rewarding to see people improve and live a productive life!

  • Ashley Says:

    Learn how to can fruits and vegetables.

  • Eva Says:

    Learn how to skip stones! I’ve wanted to do that since I was a kid spending summers at a lake in Vermont.

    (If I’d posted this yesterday, I might’ve said “sing at a karaoke bar,” but then tonight I finally did! Yay!)

  • Shosh Says:

    Sew my own clothes!

  • FireMom Says:

    Oh, wow. Winning these would be amazing! Thank you for the opportunity!

    As for my life list: getting home from vacation. (We’re currently broken down 5 hours from home. We had to stay in a hotel overnight. My husband is devastated and feels responsible, though it was bad gas that ended up frying our fuel pump. I’m equally devastated, mostly because this will eat my entire paycheck. Boo.) So, yes, getting home would be great. :(

  • Dawn Says:

    Write a novel, get it published.

  • shoba Says:

    Life list item: Write and publish a cookbook with my mom!

  • lindsay Says:

    I want to learn how to play the violin!!

  • Mia Says:

    I can’t believe that’s a camera bag! Gorgeous!

  • kathleen Says:

    wander the streets of florence with the man i love

  • Amanda Says:

    Spend the night in a tree house.

  • Annika Says:

    go hiking in the Scottish Highlands.

  • Andrea W. Says:

    To live on a farm…and have a pet llama. double awesome!

  • bec Says:

    Travel to Greece without an itinerary.

  • Valarie Says:

    Take a vacation…… alone.

  • Carrie Says:

    To re-read “The Secret Garden” on a plane to England and then visit the moors.

  • Trudy Says:

    i really want to go to Paris!
    i hope i win!

  • sazzy Says:

    Sleep outside with stars above me in the middle of nowhere. Say, Sedona?

  • Genevieve Says:

    My life list: start selling my handmade items, meet Tom Robbins, start a non dairy ice cream shop with cute aprons, visit London with my loves, and get a matching tattoo with my mom (longest long shot on the list!). That was more than one…

  • Shemmy Says:

    Cycle across Golden Gate Bridge in SF (should be able to cross this off within a week, how exciting!)

  • Rosmarinus Designs Says:

    My life list goal is very short. I want a Gammill long-arm for my business and the IGAP procedure for my breast cancer reconstruction.

  • Amelia Pousson Says:

    Be invited to give a lecture at TED.

  • Jodi Says:

    Learn Polish is on mine. You see I have a Polish co-worker, and she loves it when I say the one or two words I know.

  • Marisa Says:

    Right now my plan is to ensure my 3 year old Type 1 diabetic daughter a long, healthy, exciting and productive life. She comes first. ;)

  • Linda Algazzali Says:

    Bicycle as main form of transport–use car for long or “heavy” journeys.

  • Lauren Carlson Says:

    Thanks for the chance to win! Something that I want to do is to learn how to sew!

  • Anne Marie Sumner Says:

    I’d really like to have the opportunity to own and/or work with a therapy dog. It seems like those visits can bring so much joy to the people and animals involved that it would be a wonderful experience of which to be a part.

  • jilly Says:

    I want to drive the whole PCH in a convertible.

  • Jordy Says:

    Motorcycle trip through south america. Woohoo.

  • Daffodil Campbell Says:

    I have decided to embrace my grey thumb, which outs me as a city girl even here in Maui. We (and by “we” I mean we are hiring a lovely young couple to do it) are digging up the dead grass that comprises our front yard, and putting in gravel paths and succulents. Because I am tired of living in “that house with the awful yard and the dead shrubs”.

  • Gwen Says:

    Go to China and hug a panda.

  • Rachel Binnington Says:

    On my lifelist is to take a honeymoon with my husband of 5 years.

  • Jill Says:

    Oh my, I’ve been drooling over that bag for quite some time. One item on my life list—attend an Oprah show taping. The ultimate would be to land on a “favorite things” show.

  • Mary Says:

    One of the big items on my lifelist was to write a book before I turned 40 — and I did! My first book will be published less than 30 days after my 40th birthday (this October).

  • Maria-Louisa Says:

    I hope to find a wise person who can treat my amazing sister’s awful disease’s. She has Lupus and Sjögren’s syndrome.

  • Amy Says:

    Fly to New Zealand with my husband via Air New Zealand’s “Cuddle Class,” and explore both islands for weeks.

  • Paige Says:

    Donate 100 units of platelets and persuade 100 people to donate at least 1 unit of platelets

  • Jen Says:

    Go on a hot air balloon ride! Ticket purchased, just need to wait for the stars to align….

  • Tami Says:

    To be able to travel the world for my photography.

  • Jen Y Says:

    life list… sky diving.. did the zip lining recently thanks to your suggestion :) yay

  • JoAnn Says:

    I’ve been ignoring my life list and my blog. My father died this summer and it has influenced the way I look at my life list. It’s changed some things and added others. Right now, No. 1 is to record the ordinary. I wish I had recorded my father’s voice more. I know it is on some recordings, but his voice was so strong, so booming…. I want more. My plan is to record my boys reading books, my mom talking about her quilt making (which I never slow down enough to actually listen to, but I’m going to), my husband describing his childhood summers in Florida, my brothers talking about golf or a card game or whatever….

  • Amber Says:

    i’m continually adding to my life list, but one of the big items on it is to live alone. i just moved into a studio apartment at the end of may and it’s just as wonderful as i thought it would be. aside from the perks of having total aesthetic control over my own space (and being able to give into my love of lime green), it’s let me relax and look at other items on my list and realize that i can totally make them happen.

  • Tamara Says:

    I would LOVE to visit New York City…that’s just one of MANY things on my life list.

  • Rochelle Says:

    Go to Italy and just sit without racing to all the sights. Just sit, breathe, eat, drink.

  • Grace Says:

    Learn as many of my mom’s cooking secrets as possible before I get married! =)

    Yes, please, and thank you! What a wonderful giveaway!

  • Lindsay Ernst Says:

    What a fabulous giveaway, these are both on my “want” list right now!!!

    Take a year off to travel the US with my husband and 2 little ones. My son is fascinated with the states and I would love to be able to take him to all the places he loves learning about. Spending all that quality time together and seeing so many places we’ve never seen before.

    Of course carrying my awesome bag with my fuji it for all the little and big moments!

  • Hilary Says:

    I want to throw a hand-granade. Weird?

  • steph caldwell Says:

    i would like to learn to play the mandolin. and build a tiered cake.

  • Nicole Z Says:

    I would like to eat a meal where I’ve grown/raised all of the components myself. Or like 95% of them.

  • Pam Says:

    Learn to ride a motorcycle!

  • Rose Says:

    Write a novel and get it published.

  • Em Says:

    A life list item with a deadline of within the year:

    Either complete all those partially-done or not-yet-started art/craft/DYI repurposing projects myself, or give away the supplies to somebody who will.

  • amy Says:

    Learn to make my mom’s awesome egg rolls! I need to be able to teach my kids (to-be) one day!

  • Amy B. Says:

    Starting my own business is on my life list.

  • Alicia Says:

    Wow. best gift bags ever. i have been dying for that camera bag. my huge life list item is to take a few years just to travel all over europe with my son (now 7), teaching, writing, photographing and just generally loving life. the timeline puts us at around 2 more years. i can’t wait!

  • Amy Says:

    i would LOVE to have one of these bags!
    On my life list is to be fortunate enough to take a LONG vacation and travel the country with my family:)

  • Jerri Farris Says:

    Made my list about 6 weeks ago and included attending a writing workshop with Crescent Dragonwagon, something I’ve longed to do for five or six years.

    I’m flying to Vermont on Thursday to attend Crescent’s workshop. Somehow, putting it on my list took if from “someday” to “now,” and “I’ll find a way” to “this is how.”

    Thanks, Mighty Girl.

  • Ebony Says:

    visit Greece! and this camera would sure make that trip fun to capture!

  • Simona Says:

    #23 from my lifelist is to Visit 11 Cities in 2011.
    That color just pops and what better way to start my journey, by traveling in style with a

  • jmbh Says:

    climb kilamanjaro!

  • elsimom Says:

    I want the bag for me – but I want the camera for my husband – who just became a stay-at-home dad!
    Visiting the Burgundy region of France is on my life list.
    As is knitting a sweater that I, myself, can wear!

  • Lola O. Says:

    I started my life list a few weeks ago, and already I have been making some dreams come true. I just came back from my 1st solo adventure of 2 weeks. I went to Hong Kong and Jeju. I will be going to Tokyo in three weeks. I did it solo and it went great!!!

  • arwen Says:

    Visit every continent. I am left with just two!

  • Heather Says:

    Life List item – quit teaching high school for a couple years to be with the kids while they are little – check.

    Peter Pan Adventure Preschool’s inaugural school year begins tomorrow. Student population: my daughter and son. Location: our home and wherever else we want to go exploring!

  • Ria Says:

    Peak a summit in every inhabited continent.

  • Amritika Says:

    Organize, print all our family photos.

  • Carrie Says:

    Fly in a hot air balloon.

    Become a black belt in karate.

    Wear red lip stick more often.

  • elizabeth Says:

    Hike the Appalachian Trail

  • Lauren Says:

    Start therapy – and it’s been worth every penny!

  • taxfox Says:

    I crossed off visit the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone last week but added finish some sort of running/swimming event. First step – gym tomorrow.

  • Adrianne Says:

    one I’ve done — finish my PhD!

    one that’s on the list — take enough singing lessons/practice to sing just one song really well.

  • Gretchen Says:

    Mmm, easy. I’d like to date a boy that owns a motorcycle.

  • Jessica Says:

    Are Canadians eligible for this? lol

    Well, in case we are… At the top of my list is my dream trip around Canada, photographing like a mofo. I’ve travelled very little outside of the Toronto area, so I’d like to actually experience the rest of my country!

  • Corina Nielsen Says:

    One thing my husband and I have both talked about is becoming foster parents… we both feel so fortunate in our lives’ and have been blessed with such wonderful families, we feel like we could give a kid something great! Even if we only do it once, the experience would last a lifetime!

  • Lindsay Says:

    Wow this is the best giveaway ever!

  • Lindsay Says:

    oops I forgot to add my life list thing – to visit Israel.

  • Sandra G Says:

    On my life list:

    Travel to see the pyramids in Egypt. I have always wanted to see them and now I am trying to make it a reality!!

  • Ashleigh Says:

    Become a runner…

  • veronica Says:

    learn how to ride a bike. i am 31; i somehow missed that childhood milestone.

  • Martha Says:

    My life list includes learning to sew a flattering top for myself.

  • Raven Banning Says:

    One thing on my life list is to travel someplace new every year.

  • Shalini Says:

    Take an awesome photograph that someone actually wants to have hanging on the wall in their house. And not just because they’re a friend who’s indulging me :)

  • Ashley G Says:

    I want to live close to an ocean, visit Europe, and be happy with the life I live.

  • Eija Says:

    Spend a summer traveling around the US and Canada trying to make it to every single MLB stadium with my husband. That’s a lot of hot dogs, delicious (overpriced) beer, star-spangled banners, and mounds of Americana. Add in an Airstream to get me around and that’s one giant piece of my ‘life list’.

  • Jennifer Miller Says:

    Life List Item: learn to skateboard enough to not look foolish on a halfpipe. hopefully i’ll accomplish this before osteoporosis sets in!

  • sofie Says:

    booze tubing in Laos.

  • kristi Says:

    #26 on my life list is to ride an elephant. it’s my favorite animal (it’s also my my dog Emerson’s favorite animal, she has an elephant toy that she carries EVERYWHERE with her!) and i’ve always been fascinated with them. i’d love to get up close & personal with one, so hopefully one day i will!

  • Megan Says:

    I’m still working on my life list – although life did slow things down a bit for a while. Fall is approaching and with less people on the street at night, it might be safe to start learning how to open sparkling wine with a sword.

  • Kristine Says:

    Living off the grid on a mostly self-sustaining farm.

  • Asma Teebi Says:

    Something on my life list and that I’ve given a lot of thought to recently, is to collect and commission a complete family tree with the names of absolutely everyone on my family, so that when relatives enter my home, they can SEE that they are a part of my everyday life.

  • Liz White Says:

    I want to become better at the guitar so I can play for my children.

  • Kristy Says:

    I want to ride the Kingda Ka roller coaster. While I am still young enough not to have a heart attack while doing it. Ka-Pow!

  • Amy Says:

    Teach myself to play the piano again, and hold my very own recital. I wish I would have stuck with it as a child (I should have listened to my mother), but there’s always time for a second chance!

  • Amber Says:

    One of my life list is to learn how to play the piano.

  • Tiffany Says:

    Love, love, love the Epiphanie bags!!

    One of the items on my life list is to learn to take better pictures of my kids, hopefully before we cross another item off, which is taking them on a route 66 road trip! ;)

  • imelda Says:

    Hi Maggie! I love love love my Epiphanie bag already! The camera looks awesomely fun.

    On my life list, take a hot air balloon ride! I have been wanting to do this for years and when I saw Karen’s photos, it made me want do take one sooner. I’ll be in CO in Jan and hope that can I can take one then!

  • Jenny Delfini Says:

    Epiphanie bag and a Fuji?? sign me up!!

    One of the items on my life list is to travel cross-country with my family, which will be getting bigger with a new edition in March!

  • brigid Says:

    Actually, I only need to say these bags are beautiful. Congrats on the launch of the bag company.

  • Bridget! Says:

    Next week I am attempting an item from my Mighty Life List – appearing before a board to earn my TCRG, or Irish Dance Teaching Certification!!

  • Susan Pennington Says:

    Hi! I lived in Italy when I was a military brat, so I would love for my Hubby and I to go to Italy so I can revisit! Hopefully on our 10th anniversary! That only gives us 4 more years!

  • Cheryl Says:

    I would like to visit all of the continents. So far three, but next year will be adding one to make it four. Can’t imagine ever making it to Antarctica though!

  • Kate F. Says:

    Oh, heck yeah.

  • Jess Says:

    I want to complete enough paintings to have my own show in a gallery.

  • Holly Says:

    i love this gift! i want to start dancing again. maybe audition once for so you think you can dance :)

  • kimbellyt Says:

    Autumn trip to Maine with the husband.

  • Heidi Says:

    Safari to Africa with my son… when he turns 16. :)

  • Courtney Says:

    Visit all 7 continents.

  • Claire Says:

    work my way through my mom'[s vintage sewing patterns

  • Julie Says:

    Wow oh wow! My fingers are so crossed it hurts!
    Taking my mom to Europe. She’s never been out of the country.

  • Whitney Says:

    Start a letterpress company!

  • Jessica Says:

    One thing on my life list is to travel the West Coast!!

  • Dena Says:

    Learn to surf!

  • katrina Says:

    On my life list is to see/do everything in the “What to see and do” book for my area. We’re working our way through it slowly.

  • Susan Says:

    Visit Austria.

  • Emily Says:

    one thing on my life list is to dance at Jacob’s Pillow in Vermont. They have a gorgeous outdoor stage.


  • Megan Says:

    Oh, yes, I have a life list. 34 things for 34 (which I just turned). Finally learn how to properly swing dance and make my boyfriend go to lessons with me.

  • sarah Says:

    backpacking in europe….like i should have done as a early 20 something….but hey it’s never too late right?

  • Jen Says:

    On my Life List: Enter a photo contest, spend more time on creative pursuits, write a blog, play the violin.

    This won’t help me with the violin…but maybe the others!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  • erin Says:

    um, yes please!

  • erin Says:

    (ps – mine’s winning a fabulous giveaway from a favorite blog. you think i’m kidding?) ;)

  • Kathleen Says:

    On my life list: being able to say that I’ve been published.

  • Lisa K Says:

    Life list item: Visit Antarctica.

  • darlene Says:

    sit in a cafe in spain and write mad poetry :-)

  • joanne Says:

    I want to learn to play the violin (actualy, the fiddle, but I understand that they’e the same instrument. I love how it sounds, I love how they look, and I’d really love to play one well.

  • Tiffany Says:

    What a great prize – on my lifelist, go to a English Premier scocer game with my husband.

  • Ashey Says:

    On my life list: Become fluent in Spanish (for my day-to-day life and job) BUT! then use it for a trip to a Spanish-speaking country … or several.

  • Rebecca Says:

    I want to learn to quilt and sew a replica of the baby blanket my mother made for me.

  • Rainey Says:

    Life list item: TV fast. No TV for a month or more!

  • Fooj Says:

    Life list item: Stay at the South American treehouse resort!

  • Michelle Says:

    I’m growing my hair out for Locks of Love. At this point, I think I’d have to shave my head for it be long enough. So, the wait continues!

    I’m also considering making up a list of 40 things before I’m 40 – tall order since it’s 4 months away, but I think I can do it.

  • Emily Says:

    I want to see the a wonder of the world, like the pyramids with my parents and siblings

  • suzanne Says:

    live in nepal for a year with my son. and make a table from scratch. maybe both at the same time?

  • Cristina Says:

    Loving those bags! My Nikon would look nice in it. :-)

  • Sara Says:

    From my life list — Take a sewing class with my daughter and learn how to make simple skirts, sweet dolls and maybe even a quilt. She would love it, and I would love the time creating with her.

  • Jenny Says:

    See a take away show!