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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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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My Favorite Toy ~ Barbie

My Favorite Toy ~ Barbie

Why is Barbie my favorite toy? Quite a few years ago, I was given the challenge to write about my favorite toy.  It was a rather interesting exercise.  My head was instantly filled with ideas, which were quite varied.  I considered my favorite adult toys which include cell phone, my computer, my sewing machine and […]

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Halloween in the House of Sylvestermouse

Halloween in the House of Sylvestermouse

Halloween in the House of Sylvestermouse is all about having fun! We love fun costumes, indoor decor, outdoor decorations, parties and definitely Halloween party food. We even love the games and collectibles. For many years, we hosted parties each year. On the years that we are not throwing a party, we get to hang around […]

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Vacation in Rome, Italy

Vacation in Rome, Italy

Why We Traveled to Rome, Italy When our son graduated from high school, we wanted to give him a gift he would always treasure.  Not something he would tuck away in a drawer and forget. We considered a watch and a few other “standard” graduation gifts appropriate for guys.  After much thought and great consideration, […]

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Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day in the House of Sylvestermouse is a celebration of love.  Even though my main focus on this holiday is on my husband, I can’t help but include the other people in our lives that we love too. As parents, we encourage our children to celebrate love and friendship by exchanging Valentine’s Day cards […]

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Christmas

Christmas

Like most families, holidays are a special time for our family.   Due to college choices, career choices, and area preferences, our family is spread all across the US and Canada.  Because most universities and many businesses close for holidays, we all have a few days at a time that we can get back together and […]

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