Sylvestermouse

I love sewing and all crafts. I also enjoy cooking and I frequently make my own unique masterpieces in the kitchen.

As a contributor on multiple websites, I have published over 400 articles featuring recipes, crafts, travel advice, endangered animals, and even recommended family movies and musicals that you will not want to miss.

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Pictorial Tour of the Memphis Botanic Gardens

Pictorial Tour of the Memphis Botanic Gardens

Memphis Botanic Gardens in Spring Such beauty is beyond my imagination!  If I were to dream of the perfect garden, it would be the one I found at the Memphis Botanic Garden in Memphis, Tennessee.  Tucked away beside a lovely city park and believe it or not, behind a shopping mall, sits the most gorgeous […]

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Decorating Our Christmas Tree

Decorating Our Christmas Tree

Our Family Christmas Tree Every year as I walk through the stores, I admire all of the beautifully decorated Christmas trees.  I always enjoy looking at the themed trees and all the different ornaments that together make one beautiful presentation.  Once or twice I have been tempted to purchase all new matching ornaments and make […]

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Using a Decorative Trash Can as a Gift Basket

Using a Decorative Trash Can as a Gift Basket

Presentable Trash Can Gifts! Because I enjoy giving unique gifts, I started putting these unique gift basket sets together years ago.  They are always a big hit with the recipient.  Plus, they make a really pretty presentation. These trash can gift baskets make great gifts for Christmas, birthdays, Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day, […]

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Photography, Photos and Sylvestermouse

Photography, Photos and Sylvestermouse

There are times when I feel like I was born with a camera attached to my hand.  I rarely go anywhere without taking one of my cameras.  I am always amazed by the beauty of the world around us, and I absolutely love taking pictures.  Ironically, I absolutely hate being photographed. My favorite subjects to […]

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Hangin’ with Gray Wolves

Hangin’ with Gray Wolves

What words do you use to describe Gray Wolves? Fascinating! Intelligent!  Mischievous!  Beautiful! These are all words that I would use to describe this Gray Wolf. I am mesmerized by the gorgeous Gray Wolves.  We visited the Memphis Zoo a while back and I didn’t want to leave their area.  I wanted to stay and […]

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Vacation in Hawaii

Vacation in Hawaii

Definitely Worth the Wait! When I was a senior in high school, my senior class went to Hawaii on Spring Break, but I did not go.  I always regretted missing the trip to Hawaii and occasionally would comment how ridiculous it was that I did not go when I had the chance. Twenty years later […]

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Caring for a Pet Mouse

Caring for a Pet Mouse

My First Pet was a Field Mouse I learned at a very early age how to care for my pet mouse.  I was raised in a home where animals were welcome, cared for and loved deeply.  We had several family dogs, but the first pet to enter our home that belonged only to me, was […]

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Our Beautiful Grandkitty’s Birthday

Our Beautiful Grandkitty’s Birthday

The year this photo was taken, I remember thinking how hard it was to believe our beautiful little kitty was already 2 years old. Of course, we had to celebrate her birthday! It is even harder to believe that today she is 8 years old! Now I know you are thinking it is difficult to […]

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Book Review:  Paper Roses by Amanda Cabot

Book Review: Paper Roses by Amanda Cabot

Paper Roses I picked up a new book to read a few days ago when I needed a break from work.  I had previously read a few books by the author, Amanda Cabot, and had always enjoyed them, so I expected to like this book as well.  I was seriously surprised because I not only […]

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Spend a Day with Merlin the Labrador Retriever

Spend a Day with Merlin the Labrador Retriever

Meet Merlin! Meet Merlin, our beautiful Labrador Retriever! Merlin is a very active fellow who doesn’t want you to know he completely understands the words “no,” “stop,” or “down.”  However, be not fooled by those beautiful, mesmerizing eyes.  He knows the words and he knows what they mean.  He just doesn’t always want to acknowledge […]

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