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Gayle has been providing online content for kids and their families since 1994 at the Universal Knowledge Factory's Homework Helper Hyperlinks. From 1997 to 2001 she was a Guide at The Mining Company/About.com, covering the topics Science and Nature for Kids, Kids' Toys & Collectibles, The Big Island of Hawaii and Vancouver, British Columbia.

In 2002, Gayle joined the All Info-About Network where she provided family-friendly resources and content about a variety of topics about family, food, travel,leisure and hobbies.

In 2007 she became more involved with Squidoo.com. "I enjoyed the user-friendly content tools and enjoyed creating of fun and educational content." As Squidoo was purchased by HubPages in August 2014, she looks forward to creating new content.

Gayle is the mother of six adult sons, one adult step-daughter and twelve grandchildren. She lives on Vancouver Island, British Columbia with her husband Robert, and German Shorthair Pointer Lucinda.

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    Glo Glo Inkoos

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    A Butterfly is Patient

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    From the award-winning team who brought us "An Egg is Quiet," and "A Seed is Sleepy," this beautifully-illustrated book is packed full of knowledge about nature's cycle of life.

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    Mick Rock Exposed

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    EXPOSED - Mick Rock, the 'Man Who Shot the Seventies,' begins a four week show at the Sumo Gallery, New York City. In conjunction with the release of his new book, also titled 'Exposed'.

  • Collectible Canning Jars
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    Collectible Canning Jars

    3 years ago

    Did you know that canning jars have become a sought after collectible? The popularity could be that the jars represent the “comfort foods’ that our parents and grandparents preserved with love!

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    Books, Glorious Books!

    3 years ago

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    A Passion For Autographs

    3 years ago

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    Philography and the Art of Collecting History

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    Spirograph

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    Journals and Stationary at Chronicle Books

    3 years ago

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  • Wonder Forge Family Games
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    Wonder Forge Family Games

    3 years ago

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    Automoblox Emergency Response

    3 years ago

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    My Mom Is A Foreigner, But Not To Me

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    One Love Based On the Song By Bob Marley

    4 years ago

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    Boo Paper Doll Set

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    City Walks Adventures On Foot

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    A Picture That Was 30 Years Ago

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    Koolaid Play Dough

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  • I Love Lucinda
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    I Love Lucinda

    5 years ago

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  • Pallets in the Garden
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    Pallets in the Garden

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  • Swedish Palt
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    Swedish Palt

    5 years ago

    Swedish Palt has remained one of my favorite comfort foods for as long as I can remember. My mother emigrated as a child to Canada from Sweden during the early years of the 1900s. A love for palt was the one custom she carried across the Atlantic. ...

  • Fuze Wheel Writers
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    Fuze Wheel Writers

    4 years ago

    The Fuze Wheel Writer is so cool that a few of my family members have added it to their wish list. After taking a close look at the device, I am not worrying about who to gift it to. I have decided to keep this gift for myself! My bike is my...

  • Fisher Price 2012
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    Fisher Price 2012

    10 months ago

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  • Sandzini Sculpting Ice Cream Parlor Creator Set
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    Sandzini Sculpting Ice Cream Parlor Creator Set

    4 years ago

    Sandzini Ice Cream Parlor is a sculpting compound with which young artists can squeeze, shape, mold and sculpt into colorful ice cream favorites! Ice cream and crafts are two things that top my grand daughter's list of favorite things. Combining...

  • YoyoFactory
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    YoyoFactory

    4 years ago

    When yo-yo superstar Hans Van Dan Elzen (aka YoHans) set force to create a unique patented technology he was determined to design a yo-yo that would be an enjoyable and positive experience for players of all skill levels. Whether the player is a...

  • Get Ready for Disco!
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    Get Ready for Disco!

    3 years ago

    During the 1970s a new genre of music hit the dance floor. Blending elements of soul, funk, and Latin beats, this danceable music, disco, a shortened slang of the nightclub term, discotheque.

  • 15th Annual Holiday Wish List
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    15th Annual Holiday Wish List

    4 years ago

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  • Unusual Creatures
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    Unusual Creatures

    3 years ago

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  • Wonder Forge Princess Games
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    Wonder Forge Princess Games

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  • Winter Wonderland Stencils!
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    Winter Wonderland Stencils!

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    Vintage Wedding Style: More than 25 Simple Projects and Endless Inspiration for Designing Your Big Day

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    Thrifty Gift Challenge

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  • Four Fun Books for Star Wars Fans!
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    Four Fun Books for Star Wars Fans!

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  • Discover With Dr. Cool
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    Discover With Dr. Cool

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  • Classic Holiday Tunes from the 1950s
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    Classic Holiday Tunes from the 1950s

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  • Best Baby Boomer Games
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    Best Baby Boomer Games

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    Middle School Science Fair Guide

    4 years ago

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  • The Secret of Collecting Girls' Series Books
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    The Secret of Collecting Girls' Series Books

    5 years ago

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  • This Is my Planet
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    This Is my Planet

    5 years ago

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  • The NuWave Oven
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    The NuWave Oven

    3 years ago

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  • Thelma's Gypsy Girls
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    Thelma's Gypsy Girls

    5 years ago

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  • Derek
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    Derek

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  • My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
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    My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding

    5 years ago

    The popular reality show from the UK has crossed the pond, featuring gypsy and traveler culture in the USA! Set to debut in May, TLC allowed a quick look at what we can expect from the Americans - In the trailer for the eight-part show, a woman...

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    What's On The Box?

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    Anxiety Home Remedies

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  • Sprout Your Own Sweet Scents
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    Sprout Your Own Sweet Scents

    5 years ago

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  • Big Fat Gypsy Weddings
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    Big Fat Gypsy Weddings

    2 years ago

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  • Prisoners' Wives
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    Prisoners' Wives

    5 years ago

    This BBC One drama follows six-month pregnant Gemma through the nightmare of having her picture-perfect life torn apart as police burst into her home, arresting her husband Steve for a horrific murder. The dramatic series follows Gemma as she...

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    Top Boy

    5 years ago

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  • 4 OD Docs
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    4 OD Docs

    4 years ago

    I am an avid fan of documentary film and am well impressed at the variety I find on the UK's Channel Four documentary channel. There are so many terrific programs and series available on demand that I have found my interest in regular cable...

  • EastEnders News, Gossip & Resources
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    EastEnders News, Gossip & Resources

    2 years ago

    Celebrating 30-plus years of EastEnd London drama.

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    Potato Chip Science

    2 years ago

    Potato Chip Science is the book and science kit that' is an irresistible introduction to science for 8 to 12-year-olds.

  • Crayola Glow Station
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    Crayola Glow Station

    4 years ago

    The real fun begins when night falls! Kids across America will be pulling down the shades and turning off the lights to create drawings in the dark with a whole new medium - light! With this new Crayola Glow Station, kids' creativity can shine in...

  • Jacquard's Groovy Tie Dye Kits
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    Jacquard's Groovy Tie Dye Kits

    5 years ago

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  • Fashion Angels Bling By Number
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    Fashion Angels Bling By Number

    5 years ago

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  • Custom Street Machine
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    Custom Street Machine

    5 years ago

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  • ArtLab Hollywood Makeup Artist Studio
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    ArtLab Hollywood Makeup Artist Studio

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    The Encyclopedia of British Columbia

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    Made in Chelsea

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