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The Slippery, Soggy Search for Scottish Scarves

The Slippery, Soggy Search for Scottish Scarves

Souvenirs from Scotland We really enjoy traveling.  Everywhere we go, we try to bring back a small, easy to pack memento of our trip.  If we make an exceptional find, we bring back gifts. I would be the first to admit that I wonder why anyone would want a souvenir gift from a vacation they […]

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Family Vacation in Destin, Florida

Family Vacation in Destin, Florida

Our Vacations of Fun in the Sun For as long as I can remember, my family has enjoyed vacationing in Florida.  When I was a child, my parents took us to Panama City where our love of the ocean was born. For us, Florida represented freedom.  No school, no homework, no work, no schedule period!  […]

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Hangin’ With Raccoons

Hangin’ With Raccoons

Wildlife in the Backyard When we first moved to our area, there was an abundance of wildlife in our backyards. We had deer, raccoons, rabbits, opossums, chipmunks. squirrels and lots of birds. Unfortunately, as the human population increased, trees were cut down, fences were erected and the wildlife decreased. Sadly, in my backyard, while we […]

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Pet Adoption Saves Lives

Pet Adoption Saves Lives

Bringing Home a New Pet A few years ago, our oldest dog died and our family was devastated by the loss.  To some, I suppose that seems odd that we would grieve so much over a dog, but we consider our animals to be family members. Just like every other member of our household, our […]

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My Mother, My Friend

My Mother, My Friend

Let Me Tell You About My Mom Anyone who knows me, knows how close I am to my mother.  She has always supported any endeavor I have undertaken and she has always been there to encourage me to succeed or to console me when I fail.  She even supports my online writing endeavors.  Mom reads […]

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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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