Style Scouting

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I hope you had a very Happy Valentine’s Day and are celebrating the love all weekend long.

Ed and I took a few hours to enjoy a cozy candlelit dinner on Friday night, then got back to work on two, actually three big projects we started earlier in the week.

My daughters and granddaughter

The first is framing lots of photos like this. :-) The loves of my life – my daughters and granddaughter who will be a year old next month!

Guest room home improvement project

The other two projects are more labor intensive and required us to take apart each of the guest rooms. We have completed the changes in one room so far (it looks amazing).

We are starting on the second room tomorrow. As soon as we are done, I will share the before and after. So stay tuned.

In this week’s Style Scouting, I am sharing random stuff that captured my attention and am also giving away something pretty. See the end of the post for all the details.

  • I didn’t know this about metal tape measures. Ed and I tried it as we are working in the guest rooms, but so far, not sure it works. Do you use these marks?
  • No need to have to get a plastic bag to carry my stuff home when I run into the grocery store for a few things, when this basket tote will have me taking my purchases home in style.
Square woven basket with colorful DIY lid.
  • I read decorating and lifestyle books like most people devour novels. I enjoy seeing how others live and find inspiration no matter what style they like. I get most of the books from my local library. Currently reading this… I like her easy going, warm and welcoming style.

Now on to something pretty for one lucky reader to win.

This Giveaway Is Over

Lucy Inspired Giveaway

When I was at the HGTV Dream Home event last month, I had the opportunity to meet Lucy Farmer from Lucy Inspired. If you are not familiar with Lucy, she designs and sells jewelry that not only makes a statement, but tells a story.

Since meeting her, she sent me a few pieces from her collection called, Inspired to Give. This set of two prisms is for you to share with a best friend, someone who needs a pick me up or just someone who deserves a smile! 

If you would like to win a set of the necklaces shown above along with two bracelets that complement the necklaces, just leave me a comment and tell me that you would like to win.

To see all of Lucy’s jewelry, check out her site at: Lucy Inspired

Enjoy the rest of your weekend! :-)

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  1. I love Lucy’s jewelry and her message and I love your website. I check it every single morning! There is always something new and interesting!

  2. Alina Simmons says:

    These all are super cute and fabulous and I would love to win this set of necklaces and bracelets, very beautiful. Thanks for the share.

  3. Monika Grotz says:

    I like all of Lucy’s creations and would be very happy with anything from her. Love “in My Own Style”!!
    Monika Grotz

    1. Oh, those would be fun to win and to share!

  4. Rosie Fyffe says:

    Love the jewelry, I two friends who have Cancer and are surely in need of encouragement. Thanks for all you do to inspire us.

  5. Thanks for the book review. Restoration House looks like my kind of book! Enjoy all of your posts. Keep up the great work! Can’t wait to see the new decor in your rooms!

  6. Michelle Braun says:

    I would love to win this set of necklaces and bracelets. Very pretty and would go with so much!!

  7. DANA L EGER says:

    I would love to win and would share with my daughter

  8. I enjoy reading your posts! You are very creative and I like how you use pops of color throughout your home. Thanks for chance to win jewelry. I am not familiar with her line so it would be fun to check it out!

  9. So pretty! My sister told me about your blog & I love so many of your ideas! Would love to share this with her! Thanks!

  10. What a lovely thing to have a chance to win! So pretty :-)

  11. Would love to win and be able to share with a friend! Always get great tips on your site. Thanks!

  12. I had no idea about the black marks on a tape measure. Just wish we would have had known that after husband put new flooring in the whole house and baseboard around every wall. Oh well, live and learn. Sweet picture of your girls too.

  13. Nancy Chambliss says:

    Hi Diane, I am not familiar with Lucy Inspired jewelry so I took a look at her website and I am loving her style! Would love to win and gift my best friend who is a jewelry lover also!

  14. Karen MacKechnie says:

    I would love to win the necklace and bracelet sets. It sure would brighten my day!

  15. Thank you for mentioning two of my denim upcycles. I hope you had a lovely weekend.

    1. Hi Claire – You are welcome. I love what you did with the denim. So cute, styling and colorful.

  16. Hi there! I love prisms, so it would be so fun to win the necklace set!

  17. Hi Diane,
    Enjoyed reading your Style Scouting post! It gives me a few ideas to style our home.
    I would like to win the giveaway and share the pretty necklace with my daughter (she deserves a smile);).
    Thank you for all you do,

  18. Definitely the style I love! What fun to share with a good friend.

  19. Deanna D Combs says:

    I just retired on 2/7. I would love to win – and give one to my favorite supervisor/friend that still has to work a few more years before she can enjoy her retirement adventure. Thanks Diane! And now I have time for crafting! YAY!! Denim tassles, here I come!!!

  20. How beautiful. I’d like to win and would give one to my best friend.

  21. Those are very pretty. I like the combination of the crystal and the key! I’d love to win….

  22. These are beautiful necklaces! I have a best friend who’s been there for me through thick and thin and she’d be wearing the other one. So pretty!
    duchick at gmail dot com

  23. Jo Ellen Clifton says:

    I would love to win these beautiful necklaces.

  24. Esther Mangini says:

    I would love to win this! My girlfriend recently lost her husband and I want her to feel that she can count on me to be there for her whenever she needs me. I think matching necklaces would give us a good connection!

  25. I would love to win the necklaces and bracelets! I had never heard of the HGTV dream house until I started reading your blog and now I’ve been entering everyday! Thank you so much for sharing!

  26. Christy Keyton says:

    I love Lucy’s jewelry- she is from my home town. I would love to win!

  27. All of her items are so unique, but I love the ones with leather and prisms.

  28. I would love to win. They’re beautiful!

  29. Marilyn Holeman says:

    Hi Diane, Thanks for the giveaway. I’d like to win.

  30. Stacey Vass says:

    I love love love those necklaces!

  31. Hi Diane :) How fun!!! Think I’ll make some tassels to include in art projects…I’m thinking fun necklaces and in a mixed media piece or two…I’ve got plenty of denim scraps! I’ve also added the first book onto my reading list! You are full of fun today :) I would love to be able to share one of these necklace/bracelet sets with my best my BFF so count me in please! Thanks for your generosity :)

  32. I want to win!!

    I need to frame photos too! Would love to hear where you get your frames and what you use to hang (nails vs adhesive, etc).


  33. barbara Norton says:

    I would love to win. Beautiful

    1. I would love ? this. I also like your info on hydrangeas always good information . Thanks

  34. Oh…I’d love to win the necklace…and one to share. Thanks for the great post today…and the opportunity! ;)

  35. I would love to win and share. I love your blog. ❤️

  36. Linda Stegall says:

    I would love to win the jewelry and to share it! Have enjoyed your blog for years.

  37. Susan Cuss says:

    What sweet jewels! I’d love to win this set! I would share it with my granddaughte, and daughter who live half-way around the world in Australia. Love the photo you showed. Thanks.

  38. The jewelry is beautiful. Would love to win!!

  39. Deb Wostmann says:

    I’d love to win. Great post today.

  40. Shelley Meenan says:

    Love your blog! Also checked out Lucy’s site and some really neat stuff. Thank you for sharing! Would love to would n your giveaway and the idea of being able to share it! I would choose to share with my sister- we have always been close but the older we get the more special the bond is.

  41. Sherry Darlington says:

    I would love to win these pieces of gorgeous jewelry! I have a dear friend going thru major health issues & would love to add some loving light to her world. Thank you for sharing your little world with us!

  42. What a sweet giveaway! I love the prism necklace and have a friend in mind…I popped over to her site and she has some very creative things! I would love to win!

  43. Lucy’s jewelry is all so beautiful. I would love to win your give away. I particularly like the idea of being able to share the unique, simple, yet elegant jewelry with my daughter. I am in Florida and she is with my granddaughter, stationed ini California.

  44. Trish Lyle says:

    I love your blog, but you are in the US and I am in Canada, so when I push on reading this book next. It takes me to Amazon prime, asks me to change countries and the never shows me the book.

    1. Hi Trish – Thanks for telling me. I know there are differences in Amazon US and Canada, but had no idea the links I use are only for US. :-( The two books are Restoration House by Kennesha Buycks and Little Farmhouse Living by Julie Thomas

  45. I am a relatively new subscriber and am very much enjoying your ideas in your blog. If I should win, the jewelry would go to a sister and to a friend. They each need an extra boost of love right now.

    Thank you!

  46. Sheila K Fitzgerald says:

    I would love to win. Love your reading your blog. The picture of your girls and grandbaby is adorable.

  47. Bobette Steanson says:

    Love the necklace!

  48. Of course I’d like to win ☺️! And thanks for sharing all the tidbits! Definitely want to get one of the basket shopping bags! And love the idea for the lids on the baskets. Clever idea!

  49. I would love to win the necklace set.

  50. Liz Smith says:

    Diane, I would love to win this set. Like you, I also have two daughters so guess who would get them! Thanks for your always informative posts.

  51. Never knew the tape measure trick. Thank you for sharing and thank you for the giveaway.

  52. Judy Fisher says:

    I would like to win and I have the perfect friend to share with

  53. Love the necklaces (and packaging). I would share them with a dear friend who has faced many challenges – the latest being a mastectomy. She is weak, sore, and in pain. One of these would be given to her as a reminder of the hug and love I send her way each day.

    1. Praying Patty should win this in order to give to her friend that just had a mastectomy. It would help to know that others are praying for her friend as well. (Getting ready for church in Daytona Beach, Florida)
      Thanks Diane for giving great ideas on your blog. I really enjoy reading it! God bless!

      1. Thank you, Arrilla. Prayers for my friend are very much appreciated.

  54. Since tomorrow is my birthday I would love to win this!

  55. Anne Marie says:

    I would love to win some jewelry for my dear daughter. She deserves something special. Love your blog!

  56. We moved to a new home recently. I’m very interested in seeing your styled bedrooms. This house is so different then my last two homes. I would actually like to win a weekend that you come to my house! Thanks for sharing your give a way.

  57. I would love to win! Enjoy your Sunday!

  58. Mary Kaiser says:

    Wow thanks for having the contest!! I love her style, it is beautiful! I would love to win this set, and if I do I will be sharing it with my daughter. I have three sons, and then I had my daughter, who is a mini-me and would love this also!! She lives in South Carolina and I would love to able to send this to her. Fingers crossed ere in cold Michigan!!

  59. Oh, this is a beautiful collection of jewelry; what a neat find. I am obsessed with shopping for jewelry and finding pieces that noone else has! I live in the Midwest and would love to possibly introduce these pieces to my area. I would share the jewelry set with my sister-in-law. Thank you!

  60. I’d love to win. Thank you for this opportunity. I enjoy reading about all you DIY projects.

  61. Can’t wait to see what you and Ed are up to in those bedrooms!! I would love to win the jewelry seeing as my daughter loves prisms and her birthday is coming up next month. Thank you for all the inspiration I get from your blog!!

  62. Gloria Richards says:

    I am definitely in need of inspiration this year, The winter blahs are hitting hard and I am so looking forward to my peonies coming into bloom.. I am fairly sure that I will shake these dreary blues away and start looking forward to the bright colors of spring. Wishing you all a speedy end to winter.

  63. Hi Diane! Thanks for sharing this amazing giveaway. I’d love to win!!

  64. MarySharon says:

    These are beautiful. Would love to share with granddaughter.

  65. Thanks for the chance to win! And have to add, I love your blog, so refreshingly real!

  66. Oh my! Lucy Inspired, makes beautiful jewelry.
    Real talent, thanks for the change to win. I’m definitely going get some things for gifts.

  67. Beautiful! I’d love to win.

  68. Kathleen Kelley says:

    Oh so pretty! I would love
    to win!!

  69. Thou I seldom comment, I really like your blog. You are a refreshing change from most blogs that just decorate with new trendy merchandise. Thanks for sponsoring a giveaway.

  70. Terry Corley says:

    I would love to win!