Thursday, April 28, 2022

Easter Pics, Shopping for Shoes and Backyard Visitors

 A Little Bit of This and That 

Hey everyone! I thought you might enjoy a "catch up" post of several miscellaneous things that I have been doing recently. So, here's a little bit of this and that for you! First up are some Easter pics. The picture above was taken by The Mr. outside our church the day before Easter. He did a good job, didn't he? 

Our church had a Spring Fling and Easter Egg hunt the day before Easter. There were lots of fun activities for the young set.

I manned the "Making Bubbles" station for a short while. It's harder than you might think to create these huge bubbles!!

I grew up with the tradition of coloring Easter Eggs the evening before Easter and I still continue this tradition most years even though I have no children around to help me color them. It's fun and I absolutely love the pretty colors! I usually only color about four eggs. We can't use up more than that. 

And speaking of pretty colors, how gorgeous are the colors on these shoes?! The Mr. went shoe shopping the other day and while he shopped, I wandered around the store and snapped photos of unique shoes for the blog. I definitely do not need more shoes at this time, so this was a fun way to spend my time. These shoes by L'Artiste are, as their name suggests, quite artistic!

Another colorful pair of L'Artiste shoes. I don't believe I have heard of this brand before. The shoes are certainly pretty, although I didn't try them on to see how comfortable they are. 

When I saw this pair, I actually thought they reminded me of a cow! I actually like these, although I can't wear the thong style as it hurts me between my toes. Somewhat limiting on many summer styles, but I have never been able to wear thong style sandals even as a child. 

And, oh my, aren't the heels on these shoes fancy?!  The block heel would give extra support but the pointed toe is a deal breaker for me, I'm afraid. I don't like my toes to be cramped. Oh well! On to something else. 

We've had several families of bears visiting our backyard this Spring. All were mamas bringing their babies to visit. This mama brought her yearling cubs by.

Here are the yearlings getting a beverage before heading up the mountain. 

Here's a close-up of the mama of the yearlings. We probably saw her as a little cub in our yard years ago.

And here are some newbies that visited a few days ago. Mama was sending them up a tree for safety. 

You can see mama better here in this picture. We fear for the safety of these bear families. They have passed a law here in NC about allowing hunting now in bear sanctuaries. We are not in favor of this law but it passed anyway and that puts the lives of these gorgeous animals in danger! To be able to hunt in an animal sanctuary is unfathomable in my opinion!!

And, finally, here is a recent meal that I cooked for The Mr. and I to enjoy. Chicken tenders sauteed in a skillet and then cooked until done in a mushroom sauce served over rice with a side salad. This made a tasty meal for us. 

And that's it for this post! Hope you are having a great week. I'll be back soon with more from my travels and other things from Debbie Styles Life!

Until Next Time,


Anonymous said...

Oh my, those adorable bears!! I just love them! You are so fortunate to have them come to visit Debbie! We camp in bear country and while it's rather intimidating when it's out h dark out and they are scouting campsites, they are just so amazing!! Love the shoes!! How thoughtful of him taking those fun pictures for you! What a great guy!

Karen Anderson said...

Oh my, those bears are so cute!! I just love them! How fortunate you are to have them come to visit! We camp in bear country and while it's rather intimidating when it's pitch dark out and they're scouting campsites, they are just so amazing! How thoughtful that your husband took those pictures for you... great shoes! What a good guy you've got!

Sharon said...

How fun to just browse and look for unusual shoes (at least unusual for me)! Those bears are so beautiful. I agree totally about the situation with bear sanctuaries. The bears should be left alone, in my opinion. I have never seen such large bubbles. I think it would be fun to try my hand at creating them!

Debbie Styles Life said...

Thanks Sharon and Karen! Hope you are both having a great week!