Posted by : Becca | On : July 2, 2008

Huh? What the heck does she mean, “Giant Squid”??? I’ve talked about this really cool site, Squidoo where you can build pages (called lenses) for free on any topic you want. So I’ve been playing around on the site for a while and building lenses on various topics like working from home, theater, making home made ice cream, having gerbils as pets…all kinds of stuff. I’ve made some money at it too. It’s been a blast and I’ve had a great time getting to know my fellow lensmasters and learning the “tricks of the trade” to build better lenses and make more money.

They have this “Giant Squid” program where you have to have 50 or more quality lenses. Giant Squids get cool lens making tools and all kinds of other things. So this morning, I was playing with my lenses and whaddaya know…I have a shiny new “Giant Squid” badge on all my lenses! Woo hoo!

Here’s my lensmaster page if anyone wants to check it out: http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/EclecticWAHM

Squidoo is so much fun, and you can make some cash too. I have all my lenses set to donate 10% of earnings to charity also. I’m supporting NPR with my contributions. You can choose from tons of various charities to support.

Check it out…make a lens about your favorite hobbies, yourself, your favorite Broadway show…whatever. It’s easy and FUN!



Posted by : Becca | On : June 27, 2008

Yep, that’s right…count ’em…SIXTY Squidoo lenses! I hadn’t realized just how much I’d done over there. Squidoo is such a great community, full of creative intelligent folks. You can find information about almost anything. I’ve had a great time with Squidoo. Hope you do too!

So, to celebrate my sixtieth lens, here’s a list of them all. As my character in Jekyll & Hyde says “take a look around…find something you fancy.”

Work From Home Options
There are so many work from home options out there. Find out where to look for at home jobs, business opportunities and ways of earning extra cash from home. Avoid the scams and learn to tell which opportunities are legitimate. Read some…

My Favorite Squidoo Spots Online
I decided it was high time to make a lens about Squidoo and all of the wonderful resources I’ve found online. Listed here will be my favorite spots to read up on Squidoo, lens making and all things Squidoo. Hope you enjoy!

Berke Breathed
Creator of one of my favorite comics of all time, Bloom County. How do you not love Opus the penguin or Bill the Cat? His clever cartoons kept me laughing throughout high school and college, and keep me laughing now. Bloom County won Berke Breathed…

Online Surveys that PAY- Easy Money for YOU.
Online surveys are a terrific way to start earning some extra money, gift cards, prizes and more. Since I began doing surveys, paid emails and local focus groups many years ago, I have earned thousands of dollars in cash, gift cards and prizes. This…

Live Theatre (or Theater) in Colorado
Information about what’s happening on stage in Colorado. Links to the latest reviews, openings, closings, company websites, who’s who and more. Scroll to the bottom of the page for a link list of Colorado theater companies. There are so many companie…

What to do in Denver
Denver, Colorado is a city filled with culture, sports, outdoor activities, shopping and more. Discover the exciting things to do while visiting or living in Denver. The Colorado Rocky Mountains are just a short driving distance from Denver, so you…

Finding the Right Scooter for You
Looking for a motor scooter, but don’t know which one to get? Here are some resources to find the perfect scooter for your particular needs. With the price of gas going up more and more each day, a scooter could be just the thing you need to save mo…

Who is The Eclectic WAHM?
Welcome! My name is Becca, I’m an avid coupon clipper, always looking for a deal and exploring the various ways one can earn income from home. Recently, I discovered MyWorldPlus , a fantastic company that offers its customers substantial discounts a…

Living Frugally – How to Get What You Want and Need for Less
Most everyone either wants or needs to save money. Living is expensive. Living well is VERY expensive. In my opinion, every little bit helps. This lens is to share savings I’ve found with you and interesting articles and advice I’ve found.

Patti LuPone
Tony Award Winner Patti LuPone has been entertaining audiences for many years. Some of her famous roles include Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes, Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd, Fantine in Les Miserables and Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard. She has been…

How to Make Great Home Made Ice Cream
One of my favorite childhood memories is making ice cream on the back porch with my dad. He would make the most incredible, tasty, creamy, wonderful ice cream in a variety of flavors. It was such a fun family activity that everyone enjoyed. I want to…

Living in Littleton, Colorado
Littleton, Colorado is a suburb south of Denver and home to approximately 40,300. Located in Arapahoe and Jefferson Counties, Littleton is one of the most delightful places to live in the Denver metro area. Beautiful neighborhoods, award winning sch…

My World Plus – Simple Home Based Business – Shop Save Share Earn

My World Plus is the most exiciting home business opportunity today! Imagine having access to incredible discounts on products and services you already buy from places your already shop AND earning a terrific income by sharing the opportunity w…

American Theater Wing’s Tony Awards – All about “The Tonys”
Tony history links and the latest Tony Award News. A “must bookmark” for the theater lover! Tune in to the Tony Awards this Sunday, June 15 on CBS at 8pm EST/7pm CST. The telecast will include musical performances from 13 shows! Nominated shows that…

Joel Grey
Not many actors have won both the Tony AND the Oscar for the same role. Joel Grey accomplished this extraordinary feat for his role as the Emcee in Cabaret. He originated the role of the Wizard of Oz in Wicked on Broadway, but he has been performing…

Joanna Gleason
Joanna Gleason is one of my favorite performers. She’s done film, TV and stage work. My favorite work of hers is her portrayal of The Baker’s Wife in the Broadway musical Into the Woods, for which she won the Tony Award in 1988. Learn more about Joan…

Valentine Resources – Your Year-Long Romance Headquarters!
Valentine’s Day information, history, ideas, resources, shopping and more! Book a romantic getaway, order a special gift for your loved one or find the poem you’ve been looking for. Whatever it is you need for Valentine’s Day or a romantic gift right…

Laura Bell Bundy
Tony Award nominated Broadway star Laura Bell Bundy. Cute as a button and WOW, what talent! Who is she? Find out here! Did you know they are doing a reality show to find her Broadway replacement for Legally Blonde? Actually, the show is wrapped alre…

Jane Krakowski
Many remember her as Elaine on “Ally McBeal”, but Broadway fans know her as a Tony Award winning star! She’s a joy to watch and I look forward to seeing where her career takes her! Her Broadway credits include: Nine – Carla – Apr 10, 2003 – Dec 14,…

Stephen Sondheim
If there’s anyone who’s music I love to hear, see performed, perform…it’s Mr. Stephen Sondheim. His contribution to the American musical theater is beyond words. Enjoy this lens on one of the most influential composer and lyricists in t…

Sutton Foster
Sutton Foster is an extremely talented Broadway star. She is a triple-threat and has done Broadway roles from Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Drowsy Chaperone, Little Women and Young Frankenstein. She has won a Tony Award, and her brother, Hunter Foste…

Bernadette Peters
Being a huge musical theater buff, of course I have my favorite stars. Bernadette Peters is my all-time favorite. She’s one of the most talented, versitile, beautiful performers out there.

How to Audition for a Musical
Perhaps you’re Broadway-bound, or just want to have some fun in community theater, or somewhere in between. Whatever the case, if you want to be in musicals you have to get through the audition process first. This lens will help you get started! Lear…

Stephanie Block
This lens is about Broadway star Stephanie J. Block, currently playing Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway. She was actually the original Elphaba in the workshop production of Wicked before it went to Broadway. When Wicked opened on Broadway, Idina Menzel…

Phylicia Rashad
Intelligent, beautiful, talented – Phylicia Rashad is a Tony Award winning actress best known to Americans as Clair Huxtable on The Cosby Show. She won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play for her role in the revival of…

Eden Espinosa
I was lucky enough to see Eden in the pre-Broadway run of Brooklyn in Denver at the Civic Theater. Front row, no less. She was amazing and I look forward to following her career. Find out more about Eden here! NEWSFLASH: Eden Espinosa will be starri…

Ann Reinking
When you think of Broadway dancing, no doubt superstar Ann Reinking comes to mind. She won the Tony for her choreography in Chicago and has received Tony nominations for Dancin’, Goodtime Charley and Fosse. She is also a member of the American Theat…

Norbert Leo Butz
Norbert Leo Butz is a fantastic Broadway actor, best known for his roles in Wicked, The Last Five Years and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. He was also in Rent for a time and performed in the original musical Thou Shalt Not.

Ellen Greene
Currently on hit TV show Pushing Daisies, Ellen Greene is a long-time performer and Broadway star. She’s likely best known for her portrayal of Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors. She is one of my favorite performers!

George M Cohan
One of the original musical comedy performer/writer/composers. If you live in the USA, no doubt you’ve heard his tunes, “You’re a Grand Old Flag”, “Over There”, and “Yankee Doodle Dandy.” A true Broadway legend.

Gerbils are Great Family Pets
Learn about keeping gerbils as pets. They are friendly, easy to care for little creatures who will capture your heart. I never thought I’d have rodents as pets, but now I can’t imagine not having gerbils around. They are so much fun!

All Things Broadway Lensography
Here is my collection of Broadway related lenses. Find out about Broadway shows, performers, directors, choreographers and more. Live theatre is my passion and I’m happy to bring some of Broadway’s greatest to you!

Classic Gaming Systems – Sega Genesis and more!
Somewhere between the Atari and the WII is the terrific old game system, the Sega Genesis. Easy to learn, fun to play with tons of games available, the Sega Genesis is still a great game system to have around!

Next Stage – Thought Provoking Live Theater in Denver
Our Mission Next Stage engages audiences by introducing quality new works and reviving unfamiliar and thought-provoking live theater. Next Stage, a 501c3 non-profit organization, encourages exploration and experimentation by exposing artists a…

Betty Buckley
Betty Buckley made her Broadway debut in 1776 and later won the Tony Award for her performance as Grizabella in the smash hit Cats. We “children of the 70’s” may best remember her as the mom on TV’s “Eight is Enough” To know her is to love her…wh…

Stephen Schwartz
Musicals include the wildly successful Wicked, Godspell, Pippin, The Baker’s Wife and more. He has won Grammy and Academy Awards and several Tony nominations.

Elaine Stritch
Elaine Stritch – Tony Award winning Broadway star. Her performance in the original Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim’s Company was beyond compare. She started her Broadway career in 1946 and has enjoyed roles in theater, film and television. Ho…

Wayne Cilento
Best known for originating the role of “Mike” in A Chorus Line on Broadway, Wayne Cilento has been a well known and award winning choreographer for Broadway over the years. He won the Tony Award and the Drama Desk Award. in 1993 for Best Choreography…

Audra McDonald
This lens is dedicated to Audra McDonald, the incredible Tony-Award winning actress. You’ll find her currently starring in Grey’s Anatomy spinoff Private Practice as Addison’s best friend, Dr. Naomi Bennett.

Marni Nixon
In famous movie musicals, Marni Nixon provided the singing voice for actresses who couldn’t do it themselves. Maria in West Side Story, Eliza in My Fair Lady and more, Marni Nixon sang those memorable roles so beautifully. I recently saw her live as…

Harold Prince
Harold Prince, aka Hal Prince has won more Tony Awards than any other individual. 21, I believe at last count. A powerful, prolific producer and director, he has left an indelible mark on Broadway.

Linda Eder
Incredible voice, massive talent. This lens is all about Linda Eder. She is well known to Broadway fans for her performance as Lucy Harris in the gothic thriller musical, Jekyll & Hyde.

Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane is an on-stage and on-screen star. The Lion King, The Producers and The Birdcage are some of of favorites. His work on Broadway, films and TV have been entertaining us for many years. I hope you enjoy this lens!

The Original Dickens Carolers – Denver’s Premier Victorian Caroling Company
The Original Dickens Carolers, Denver’s premier Victorian caroling company is looking forward to entertaining at your holiday event. 303-984-5842 www.originaldickenscarolers.com Fully memorized and recognizable by their highly animated and…

Joe Mantello
Director of Wicked, Assasins and Take Me Out. His work speaks for itself with numerous awards and nominations. Learn more about Joe Mantello here!

George Seurat
A talented artist of the 1800’s who’s work was not fully appreciated until after his death. Not only are his works in museums across the world, but his life was immortalized in the Pulitzer prize winning Broadway musical, Sunday in the Park with Geor…

James Lapine
Along with Tony Awards, he’s also won a Pulitzer for Sunday in the Park With George and an Obie Award. His incredible work with Stephen Sondheim is what introduced me to James Lapine. I look forward to more incredible shows from him!

Christine Ebersole
Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole is another incredible Broadway actress. She has also done film and TV, and was even a cast member on Saturday Night Live. Enjoy! Ms. Ebersole has many performances coming up in the New York area this summer. Chec…

Marissa Jaret Winokur
What a talented woman! She won the Tony Award for playing the role of Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray on Broadway. Love her!! Marissa did an amazing job in this season’s “Dancing With the Stars.” She made it so close to the finals! Great dancing, Mariss…

Laura Benanti
Currently starring in the Broadway revival of Gypsy in the role of Gypsy Rose Lee, Laura Benanti is no stranger to the Broadway stage. She’s been in The Sound of Music, Swing (for which she received her first Tony nomination, Into the Woods, Nine and…

Mary Baker Eddy
Mary Baker Eddy founded the Christian Science church in 1879 and authored the textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. Learn more about Mary Baker Eddy here!

Idina Menzel
Find out here! Who is Idina and what is she up to these days? Best known for her roles in Rent and Wicked, Idina Menzel is one of today’s most popular Broadway performers. Links, photos, videos and more about Tony Award winning actress, Idina Menzel…

Harvey Fierstein
Harvey Fierstein has been entertaining audiences for years. His efforts have garnered him Tony and Emmy Awards. He’s an American treasure! CONGRATULATIONS to Harvey on his Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Book of a Musical for his work on…

Annaleigh Ashford
Known to Colorado Theatre folks as Annaleigh Swanson, Miss Ashford is recently moved from Broadway in the lead role of Glinda in Wicked to the Chicago company of Wicked. Before Wicked,she made her Broadway debut as Margot in Legally Blonde. The folk…

Jekyll And Hyde Video Showcase
Jekyll & Hyde the Musical opened on Broadway April 28, 1997 and closed January 7, 2001. Music by Frank Wildhorn Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse, Frank Wildhorn,Steve Cuden Book Leslie Bricusse Based upon Novella by Robert Louis Stevenson Strange Case of D…

Chita Rivera
Incredible dancer Chita Rivera has been performng on Broadway since 1952. Well known shows include Bye Bye Birdie with Dick Van Dyke, West Side Story, Sweet Charity and Chicago. A Broadway legend!

Ben Vereen
I just love watching this man perform. He’s got that elusive “it” that makes a performer just shine. He can sing,dance and act with a finesse not easily matched. It’s no surprise that he is a Tony Award winner for his performance in Pippin. Ben rocks…

Sierra Boggess
I saw Sierra perform the role of Ariel in the pre-Broadway run of The Little Mermaid at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts complex in downtown Denver. Ms. Boggess is actually from the Denver area and attended…

Jason Robert Brown
Welcome to the JRB lens! This is the latest addition to my lenses on fabulous Broadway folks. Jason Robert Brown is one of my favorite composers and I love to sing his songs!

Raul Esparza
Award winning actor Raul Esparza. He made me swoon in the Broadway revival of Company, so I HAD to do a lens about him! Hope you enjoy! Raul Esparza has been nominated for the Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play for his work in The Homeco…



Posted by : Becca | On : April 3, 2008

I’ve posted about Squidoo a few times and I must say it continues to be a fun way to get information out there and connect with others who have similar interests. For those of you unfamiliar with Squidoo, it’s basically a place where you can build single web pages (called lenses) on specific topics for FREE! Their tools make it so simple to share with the world anything you want, and you can make some money while doing it. It’s a win-win situation.

My lens count is now over 50. I have a few on working and making money from home and a whole bunch about my passion – live theater. Another part of Squidoo I’ve really enjoyed is the sense of community there. There are lens groups you can join to connect with others, and forums where lensmasters communicate about everything from regular chit-chat to how to make better lenses. Everyone I’ve come across has been happy to give advice and help out. It’s a fantastic group of people!

While it hasn’t been “making a living” money, I’ve also earned some nice spare cash from my lenses and each month the amount I’ve earned has increased. Gotta love that! I encourage you to check it out for yourself. Take a topic you’re interested in and build a page and you’ll see how easy it is! Have fun!

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Posted by : Becca | On : February 11, 2008

I’ve been having more fun on Squidoo lately than I have online in a while! If you’re not familiar, Squidoo is a place where you can create lenses which are single web pages on any topic…and it’s FREE! You’ll find lenses on just about everything there – so much fun learning to do!

I’ve created over 30 lenses now about working from home, live theater, Broadway performers and more.

Check it out when you have a chance, and make your own free lens.

Here’s a list of my lenses – stop by and say hello! The Eclectic WAHM on Squidoo



Posted by : Becca | On : February 3, 2008

Have you discovered Squidoo yet? Squidoo is a web site where you can build your own mini-site for free on any topic. It’s a great place to go to learn about all kinds of topics, but also to create your niche.

What do you know a lot about? What are you passionate about? Build a lens on it!
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Connect with interesting people, share what you know and learn from others. I’ve had more fun with Squidoo over the last several months than I thought possible. I’ve got about 20 lenses now and updating them all time time.

Check it out – you won’t regret it!