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Rae Schwarz (schwarz)

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I started at Squidoo on April 10, 2006, which was acquiried by HubPages in 2014. I began at HubPages on July 31, 2006 as relache, so that's how you'll find me in the forums. After years of telling people how you can't really compare different HubPages writers accounts due to differences in writing style, promotion, etc., this move has actually given me a viable comparison scenario. That should be interesting.

On Squidoo I achieved Lens Of The Day six times, two lenses held the #1 slot and thirty-two lenses were Purple Star awarded. I was a Giant Squid (Sept. '07 100 class) and Squid Angel Emerita. I reached Level 80 just a few months before Squidoo was dissolved.

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  • Cultivating Saffron

    Cultivating Saffron

    21 months ago

    I am growing saffron, the most expensive spice in the world, in my yard. Give this exotic a try and see what it can do in your kitchen.

  • Peggy Sue's Diner

    Peggy Sue's Diner

    20 months ago

    Out in the heart of Bat Country, halfway between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, you can find Peggy Sue's Diner. It's a great rest stop for any and all travelers in the area.

  • Grape Juice, Cordial & Syrup

    Grape Juice, Cordial & Syrup

    4 years ago

    There are some devoted jam makers in my family.... I'm not one of them. Maybe someday but right now I'm just not up to all the boiling of jars and such. However, having some really awesome grapes available, I have found...

  • REAL Women's Boxer Briefs

    REAL Women's Boxer Briefs

    3 years ago

    Are you a woman who wishes she could find genuine boxer brief style underwear, made to truly fit a woman's body? Get rid of your panties and boy shorts, and try real long-legs and cotton-comfort.

  • Planting and Growing Tulips

    Planting and Growing Tulips

    20 months ago

    Tulips grow in a lot of regions and offer great color in the garden.

  • Make a Heated Neck Warmer - Reusable Hot Pack

    Make a Heated Neck Warmer - Reusable Hot Pack

    4 years ago

    If you can sew a straight line with a sewing machine (or even if that's a little challenging) you can make the reusable neck warmer that I'm about to describe. These make fantastic gifts! You can use scrap fabrics or...

  • Organize With A Lingerie Chest

    Organize With A Lingerie Chest

    3 years ago

    If you are limited in your floor space or wish you could use that tall slice of open space next to a larger piece of furniture, you might want to consider a piece of furniture most often called a lingerie chest. These...

  • Host A Victorian Séance

    Host A Victorian Séance

    20 months ago

    Try something more dramatic next Halloween...instead of just a random party, offer your guests a themed, Victorian seance for the night!

  • The Heirloom Tupperware Jifi Sift

    The Heirloom Tupperware Jifi Sift

    21 months ago

    One of the strangest and most-useful items ever handed-down in my family, this childhood kitchen memory is a vintage treasure in my cooking repertoire. Allow me to introduce the Jifi-Sift!

  • From Life To Content

    From Life To Content

    20 months ago

    How to turn what you do every day into stories and articles for the web.

  • Growing Garlic & Alliums

    Growing Garlic & Alliums

    20 months ago

    Two things made me interested in growing my own garlic. The first was trying lots of varieties at the farmer's market and realizing different types of garlic could be really different. The second thing that made me...

  • How To Make French Toast

    How To Make French Toast

    21 months ago

    French toast can be made to go with breakfast (traditional), lunch (ala the Monte Cristo) or even go savory for dinner.

  • Homemade Ice Cream

    Homemade Ice Cream

    4 months ago

    Ice cream is the modern descendant of chilled egg custards. Although most of us are used to ice cream as something you just go and get from the freezer section, it can be fun and delicious to make your own homemade ice...

  • White Alpine Strawberries

    White Alpine Strawberries

    4 years ago

    In the spring of 2008, I planted my first white alpine strawberries in my garden. This lens will tell you more about this special varietal and share my experiences with this delicious fruit! These berries have some...

  • PETA's

    PETA's "Ink, Not Mink" Campaign

    4 months ago

    As a spin-off from their "I'd Rather Go Naked" anti-fur campaign, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) created "Ink, Not Mink." Tattooed celebrities from the worlds of music, movies, fashion and even some...

  • How To Make Your Own Dreadlocks & Hair Falls

    How To Make Your Own Dreadlocks & Hair Falls

    3 years ago

    Hair falls are a bit part of modern bellydance, cosplay, steampunk and festival culture. These costuming accessories are a great DIY crafting project, allowing for a great customized hair look.

  • Watch Body Piercing Videos

    Watch Body Piercing Videos

    23 months ago

    Sometimes pain is alleviated when you know what's going to happen. Before you get a body piercing, you might want to take a look at what you're in for.

  • Caramel/Candied Apples

    Caramel/Candied Apples

    20 months ago

    Making caramel-dipped or candied apples is a fall treat for many families. There are recipes for any taste, even those who have to modify their sugars!

  • Making Belly Dance Costumes

    Making Belly Dance Costumes

    3 years ago

    Whether you do Egyptian, cabaret, Turkish or tribal belly dance, this page will help you make or embellish your belly dance outfit. Save money and get just the look you want!

  • Making Homemade Lemonade

    Making Homemade Lemonade

    22 months ago

    Here are recipes and suggestions for flavor variations, more information and links to fun and helpful lemonade-related websites. There are also options for hot lemonade too!

  • How To Do Japanese Gift-Wrapping

    How To Do Japanese Gift-Wrapping

    20 months ago

    Traditional wrapping of gifts in Japan often was done without cutting the wrapping material. By cleverly folding paper or cloth, you can reuse and recycle to create beautiful gifts and presents.

  • Growing Aloe Vera

    Growing Aloe Vera

    3 years ago

    I wasn't all that good with house plants and hastened a few along to an early demise until I moved to this one apartment building and my upstairs neighbor gave me a piece of their aloe vera.  Their aloe plant was...

  • Nose Rings and Piercings

    Nose Rings and Piercings

    4 months ago

    This page will tell you about nose piercings, give some history, offer advice on healing and aftercare, and makes recommendations for nose rings and jewelry.

  • Cupping (fire cupping)

    Cupping (fire cupping)

    20 months ago

    Cupping, the use of heat to cause congestion, is used for healing different musculoskeletal issues.

  • The Anarchist Cookbook

    The Anarchist Cookbook

    4 months ago

    There is a lot of debate to both sides of the discussion about this book and all of it is passionate. Whether you are interested in anarchy, or just really curious, come and take a look!

  • Temporary Tattoos Are Great Summer Fun!

    Temporary Tattoos Are Great Summer Fun!

    4 months ago

    A temporary tattoo is a great way to have a little fun on a special day or for a holiday event, to show team or school spirit, or even to take the idea of a real tattoo for a test drive.

  • BRAVE NEW WORLD By Aldous Huxley

    BRAVE NEW WORLD By Aldous Huxley

    4 months ago

    What for decades appeared to readers as science fiction has slowly grown to look more and more like science fact. Aldous Huxley's BRAVE NEW WORLD has gotten very real over the years.

  • The Artistry and Storytelling of Nick Bantock

    The Artistry and Storytelling of Nick Bantock

    3 years ago

    Nick Bantock is a storyteller and artist, best-known for his Griffin & Sabine series. All of his books feature his unique found-object art, created from mixed media and ephemera.

  • The X-Files:  The Truth Is Out There

    The X-Files: The Truth Is Out There

    4 months ago

    THE X-FILES ran from 1993-2002 and was a present-day show that followed FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully as they investigated paranormal cases and attempted to uncover a vast government conspiracy to hide...

  • Dragon Tattoos

    Dragon Tattoos

    20 months ago

    Regardless of style, dragon tattoo designs are popular in both Eastern and Western tattoo culture.

  • The Art of Alchemy

    The Art of Alchemy

    4 months ago

    Alchemy is the study of transformation, and this discipline overlaps the worlds of art, science, philosophy, medicine and spirituality.  Practitioners of the alchemical arts were located in ancient India, Arabia,...

  • UFO - the tv series

    UFO - the tv series

    3 years ago

    U.F.O. was a British TV series, produced by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson. It was filmed in 1969-70 and primarily aired in the UK in 1970-71.

  • Purple


    20 months ago

    pur·ple [pur-puhl] noun a group of colors with hues between violet and red. adjective Of the color purple, imperial or regal. transitive & intransitive verb purpled, purpling, purples - To make or become...

  • Art Cars

    Art Cars

    21 months ago

    For some, the car is not just a personal mode of transportation but just another facet of their individual and very personal expression. Welcome to the wacky world of art cars!

  • Mask-Making Made Easy

    Mask-Making Made Easy

    3 years ago

    Sometimes the best way to get just the mask you need for that special cosplay or look is to make it yourself. Learn how easy mask-making can be and get crafting for your next costume.

  • Masks and Masked Rituals in World Cultures

    Masks and Masked Rituals in World Cultures

    20 months ago

    Masks are used by many cultures around the world.  They can be made for art, for rituals of healing and for spiritual purposes.  Many mask traditions come with rich mythologies.  Often masks depict totem animals or...

  • Art To Wear

    Art To Wear

    20 months ago

    Growing out of the mid-20th-century art and craft movement, Art To Wear now stands in it's right in a space between fine art and high fashion.

  • Sin City: The Las Vegas Guide

    Sin City: The Las Vegas Guide

    20 months ago

    Las Vegas is one of the most popular travel destinations in the US both for business and for vacations. And despite the nickname, Sin City will cater just fine to adults looking to get away and to families who need...

  • Tribal Tattoos

    Tribal Tattoos

    23 months ago

    Origins of tribal skin art in Borneo, Polynesia, and other parts of the world, and some examples of recent adaptations of that art.

  • Make Your Own Fairy Wings

    Make Your Own Fairy Wings

    3 years ago

    Fairy wings, or any style of costume wings, can be as easy or detailed as you wish to make them. Learn how to design and craft your own custom wings for any type of cosplay or special occasion.

  • Japanese Tattoos

    Japanese Tattoos

    23 months ago

    Learn more about Japanese tattoos, get great reference books about Japanese tattooing, read why you need to be careful before you get that kanji tattoo, and check out Japanese tattoo pictures!

  • Moss Farming

    Moss Farming

    15 months ago

    Moss can be a unique, low-care garden feature in cool weather, moist climates.