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1. Canon and Epson Photo Scanner Review
I began with the idea that the difference between Canon and Epson photo scanners would be no more significant than the old song made famous by Louis Armstrong, with its line "You like tomato and I like tomahto..."
And I still held that opinion by the time I finished doing research at Amazon, wit...
2. Convert Slides to Digital
Computers & Electronics - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:24:19
If you are planning to convert slides to a digital format, you can do the conversion in at least four different ways. The best results come from using a good slide scanner. A faster way is to use a device called a slide converter, and cheapest is to make your own device. The easiest way is not to...
3. The Best Singer Sewing Machine Models
Arts & Design - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:14:58
What are the best Singer sewing machine models? Here you'll find a list of the top ones being sold, with comments about the benefits and possible drawbacks for each one.
Since what is best for someone else may not be best for you, there is also a checklist of factors you may want to consider. Pe...
4. Using The Epson Perfection V300 Photo Scanner
Arts & Design - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:17:18
We bought an Epson Perfection v300 Photo Scanner in order to digitize the old slides and photos my husband and I have saved. We got it mainly as a slide scanner but it is also the best photo scanner we have had, better than any of the all-in-one printer-scanner-copier...
5. Lodge Cast Iron Dutch Ovens and Skillets
Computers & Electronics - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:17:18
Lodge Cast Iron cookware has been manufactured since the 1890s, and with good reason. It is great to cook in and it lasts. Here, I'll describe the cast iron dutch oven and how to choose one. Then I'll talk about dutch oven cooking and offer some YouTube videos from real experts in the art of cook...
6. Cheap Above Ground Pools
Home & Garden - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:13:47
Having your own backyard swimming pool can be great fun, good exercise, and a satisfying way to keep the kids or grandkids happy for hours. Here you'll find tips and information about the cheap aboveground pools, ones that you can put up and take down easily every year--unless you live in a warm ...
7. Our Earthbag Home
Sports & Recreation - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:13:21
Neither my husband Kelly Hart nor I had any idea that earthbag building would take off worldwide when we built our earthbag house in the late 1990s. I'll show photos of what we did further on, but it's only fair to say that Kelly did most of it. I did help. We also had a "teenage slave" as we cal...
8. In Praise of Kitchen Scissors
Healthy Living - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:18:14
Do you have kitchen scissors that make you glad to use them? Here are ten pairs that people love. Some are scissors and some are their stronger cousins, kitchen shears.
They are designed for every possible cutting job around the kitchen--cutting chicken turns up very often in people's comments--...
9. The Best Acoustic Guitar for You
Food & Cooking - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:15:34
There are many acoustic guitars for sale at reasonable prices. Which one is best for you? Here, I describe five that are top rated by Amazon customers:
the Seagull S6the Yamaha FG700S the Cordoba C5,which is the one illustrated herethe Jasmine S34C NEX by Takamine and the Jasmine S35 by Takamine...
10. Best Sewing Blogs, Books, and Patterns
Music - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:17:13
Sewing blogs and books are great for new sewing ideas, to keep your motivation high, or to get inspired in the first place. Some of the blogs and books may be for people with more advanced skills than you have right now--or than I will probably ever have. But they can still inspire. Happily there...
11. How to Build Your Own Straw Bale House
Arts & Design - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:13:25
It's not simple to build a straw bale house--or any kind of house, for that matter. You will need some time, some money, and some basic skills. (Patience helps too.)
Here are some questions specific to straw bale construction: How to deal with situations where your bale course is higher than the...
12. Enamel Cast Iron Cookware
Healthy Living - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 05:44:48
Enamel cast iron cookware is really good to cook with because it is relatively heavy and the heat coming up from the stovetop diffuses evenly. It's much less likely to burn than conventional pots and pans. It can go in the oven for baking... it's so attractive that you can serve from it at the ta...
13. 70 is the New 70
Food & Cooking - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:15:23
I'm seventy. Yep, somehow it happened. And the theme of my birthday and of my year is "Seventy is the new seventy." What I mean is that how I and my contemporaries will do our seventies is new. We are making it up as we go along. And remember, we are the people who made up the 1960s!
From what I...
14. Jhane Barnes Shirts: Look Great, Pay Little!
Healthy Living - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:13:29
Jhane Barnes mens' shirts are elegant. Each design is woven in a limited edition batch, to add to their uniqueness. With the fabric creation part of the process overseen by Jhane Barnes herself, the looks range from the quite subtle--like the one shown here--to very dramatic.
I had never heard o...
15. The Best Organic Bedding
Fashion & Beauty - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:14:10
Are you interested in organic bedding? Here, I'll be describing reasons to select organic cotton sheets and pillowcases as well as organic cotton or wool blankets.
I will leave organic bed pillows, mattresses, and mattress pads off this page, and write about them separately. See near the bottom ...
16. Why I Gotta Have a Sewing Machine
Home & Garden - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:14:23
Like many people, I do my sewing in spells. My mending pile and even my creative sewing pile can get larger and larger until suddenly KaBOOM! It's time. Out comes the sewing machine, other tasks get ignored, and I am sewing up a storm.
What about you? Here, I will give reasons why a sewing machi...
17. Emergency Water Storage at Home
Arts & Design - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:14:23
Do you do some emergency water storage at home? Most people don't, but it is easy and cheap to do a little bit of water storage, no matter what size home or what size income you have. And it could come in handy sometime. I was recently visiting friends in California, and was surprised how few of ...
18. If My Father Came Back to Life, I Would Give Him a Computer
Healthy Living - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:14:38
My father died so many years ago that he never had a computer. So I'm going to give him his very first computer for this Father's Day. Since he only gets it if he comes back to this life, I need spare no expense. I will pick a highly rated model -- which will still be an incredible bargain compar...
19. Norstrilia, Cordwainer Smith's Only Science Fiction Novel
Computers & Electronics - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:15:35
Cordwainer Smith's Norstrilia is his only novel, and it is compiled from two of his previously published stories. If you are not a Cordwainer Smith fan, you probably don't care. Why should you?
I care, but then I am Smith's daughter, and I have a website about his work and life. Recently I got a...
20. The Portable Swamp Cooler
Books, Poetry & Writing - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:17:16
A portable swamp cooler is an economical and eco-friendly way to cool your bedroom, home office, living room, or other space--and you can move it from room to room if you wish. The evaporative cooling process that it uses works best in a dry climate, like the American west.
Here, I'll be explain...
21. Llamas and Llama Training
Home & Garden - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:14:39
Llamas are intelligent animals who make wonderful hiking companions (they carry the load) and all-around friends. I call them "friends" because they have such a zest for life, and so much curiosity about what is going on around them, that they are a delight to be with. They don't typically get at...
22. About Me and Mexico
Pets & Animals - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:14:12
I count myself among the lucky ones in this life, not least for the years that I lived in and roamed around Mexico. It wasn't awaysl bliss by any means, but my husband Kelly and I have a saying that we have "good bad luck." We mean that naturally we suffer bad luck sometimes, but it has a way of ...
23. Cooking with Electric Skillets and Woks
Squidoo Community - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:18:14
Why would you want to cook in an electric skillet or, for that matter, an electric wok? Because both of them provide you with counter-top convenience, and a wok can cook food very quickly in the classic stir-fry manner so often used in Chinese and other cuisine.
Electric skillets and woks are am...
24. Which Is the Best Photo Scanner for You?
Food & Cooking - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:14:23
Here you will find three different scanning needs, with tips for each one. There are short quizzes for each scenario, and Squidoo members can get 10 points per quiz. If you aren't a member or don't care about the points, don't bother with them. You will still find plenty of information right here...
25. The Brother CS6000i: A Review of a Very Popular Sewing Machine
Arts & Design - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:15:27
The Brother CS6000i sewing machine is #1 at Amazon in popularity of sewing machines. It's also #1 in popularity for quilting machines there. It's good for embroidery too. So it's easy to say that it is the best sewing machine under $200.
It has been out for a few years, and that's helpful. There...
26. San Francisco's Psychedelic Sixties: A Photographic Trip with Kelly Hart
Arts & Design - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:15:01
In the 1960s, a shy young photographer roamed around Berkeley, Oakland, and San Francisco, taking photos of street scenes. Kelly Hart was particularly intrigued by persons of color, as he hadn't been around them much in his life before then.
His older sister Alexandra and her husband Roland were...
27. Organic Freeze Dried Food
Books, Poetry & Writing - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:23:33
That's what I would like in an ideal world... that I could have a store of freeze-dried foods for camping trips and emergencies, and that much of it would be organically grown. For now, I've only been able to find certain categories--fruits, coffee, baby food, aloe vera, and pet food most noticea...
28. Don't Talk Yourself Out of That Trip!
Food & Cooking - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:15:32
You have a chance to take a trip or you are thinking about going on one. But what about all the things that keep you so busy at home, be it work, pets, kids, or something else? How can you leave all that? Maybe you'd better just stay home.
What about all the things that make you anxious about tr...
29. Natural, Organic Pillows for Your Bed
Travel & Places - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:14:36
Have you thought about sleeping on organic bed pillows? They are good for the environment, of course, and also good for you. Since you're going to spend a lot of hours breathing in and out right next to your pillow, it's healthful to have something natural right there. Pillows made in conventiona...
30. Raising Baby Chicks: Their First Month
Home & Garden - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:14:11
We found it quite easy and lots of fun to raise nine baby chicks for their first month of life. They are older now, but this article is about that very sweet first month. Here, I'll tell you how to do it through the vehicle of our story. I'll describe what you need, where you can buy chicks, the ...
31. El Tajin, Mysterious Mexican Ruins in the Jungle
Pets & Animals - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:14:12
We happened to read about El Tajin in a tourist guidebook as we traveled down the east coast of Mexico one winter some years back. It was never found by the Spanish. It was remote. It was one of Mexico's greatest archaeological treasures.
Its time of splendor was from about 800 AD until it was a...
32. Top 5 Reasons I've Come Back to Squidoo
Travel & Places - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:18:14
I've begun writing again here at Squidoo for several reasons: it's loads of fun; I expect I can make some money here; Pandas and Penguins worry me less; the size of projects here suits me; and Squidoo is a high-quality corner of the internet. I'll say more about each of these points further on.Im...
33. My Rottweiler's Favorite Toy, and One She is Afraid Of
Squidoo Community - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:14:38
Lola, our six-year-old Rottweiler, carries her blue toy with her everywhere. She may drop it anywhere in the house but pretty soon she comes and gets it again. First thing in the morning, when we open the bedroom door, she prances in with it clenched in her large jaws. Some days she will let me p...
34. SentenceShaper, Useful Software for People with Aphasia
Pets & Animals - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:15:35
SentenceShaper (also written Sentence Shaper) is based on a very simple fact: people with aphasia may still know a lot about their language but their language processing is slowed way down. It takes these individuals longer to think of words, and words often vanish from memory before they can be...
Healthy Living - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:13:29
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