Style Scouting: Holiday Style

Happy December sixth! With Thanksgiving being late this year, the countdown to Christmas is on. With only nineteen days to go, the clock is ticking fast.

Are you one of the lucky ones that is feeling relaxed and ready to enjoy all the season offers? If feeling stressed, you may find this post I wrote a few weeks ago, helpful. :-)

HGTV Dream House 2020 in Hilton Head Island, SC

I will be there along with many other home decorating bloggers this week.

My Holiday Style Finds…

Decking The Halls

My mom made these when decorating the house for Christmas – they smell sooo good.

She is the master at creating the prettiest window boxes, even in winter!

Good tips to keep in mind this time of year.

This painted ball jar vase idea is not new, but I love it. See more simple Christmas decorating ideas over at Love Grows Wild.

Holiday Fun

Hoping for a white Christmas? A feel good holiday story.

To make with the little kids in your life.

For a cozy night in while watching Christmas movies.

Fun Facts about how the movie Home Alone Was Made.

Holiday Food

Finger food for a holiday party that looks delish.

These will be the hit of any holiday party.

Add some pomegranate seeds and you have a healthy Christmas salad.

A side dish for Christmas dinner. Any leftovers will taste delish mixed with eggs for breakfast the next morning.

I want to make these the next time I make hot chocolate. Soooo darn cute!

Holiday Party Ready

Saw this at the mall. Goes nicely with my silver hair. Some pink/red lipstick and silver earrings and I am ready for a festive evening out.

For everyone who has asked me about my silver bracelet…. for your Christmas wish list. This is a rare find, but act fast – there is only one.

Know Anyone that is Visually Impaired?

If you have been reading my blog for a long time, then you probably know that my husband, Ed writes a blog for those who are blind. I wanted to share what he wrote…

Just in time for the holidays, a gift giving guide for that favorite person who is blind or visually impaired. If you’re like me, it can be hard to find that perfect gift for a friend or loved one. Sometimes, it’s hard to find something even mildly creative. Some people have a shopping gene but that’s not me. If you have a friend who is blind or visually impaired, the task potentially gets even harder. Who better than The Blind Guide to provide a Gift Giving Guide?

Hoping you are feeling joyful and can enjoy a relaxed cozy weekend at home. If the national weather forecast is correct… many of you will be enjoying a weekend of snow. This is one thing I miss living in the south. Nothing like a snowstorm to make it feel like the holidays.

Snow or no snow, I hope you will be baking cookies, watching holiday movies, listening to holiday music, wrapping presents, or if it is snowing outside… making a snowman. Make it a weekend worth singing…. It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.

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  1. Luana R Koch says:

    I love the cozy Christmas ideas, especially the movie night cart ! Where can I find a cart like that ? Thanks for all your inspiration, not only at the holidays, but all year. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.

  2. Thanks again for the awesome links. I have found quite a few things from these. I have a question about the lemon pound cake…have you ever tried to make it gluten free? If so, how did it come out? I was thinking of trying it with gf flour but don’t want to do it if it won’t be as good. Have a great holiday season! I love reading your blog.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Tracey – I am not very knowledgeable about baking gluten-free and have never made the Lemon Pound Cake to be gluten-free. I think if you are use to the taste of gluten free ingredients, it will taste fine to you. Sorry I can’t be of more help. Thanks for reading and a very merry holiday season to you.