Style Scouting: Vol. 38

Thanks for stopping by for this week’s Style Scouting. My Sunday post where I share what’s up in my life and the random stuff that captured my attention or inspired me that I found online.

I had the best intentions last week to get a bunch of projects checked off on my to-do list and posted, but I am just not focused. I think being able to be outdoors more has played a big part in not getting stuff done.

Yesterday I got closer to completing a new wood tabletop for our kitchen table. Ed helped me as it is pretty big and I needed a set of extra hands. My plan is to get it cut out and installed today.

I am also working on another wood project – one that is much smaller in scale, but just as exciting. I will have this one done and posted this week. I think you are going to like it.

Along with getting these done, I will be sharing an update on the garden and on Friday I will share more about Plant Based, No Oil eating and will try to answer all the questions I have been receiving. So stay tuned.

What You May Have Missed This Past Week:


Now that Easter is over, how do you decorate for spring? Pictured above is one easy idea. Bring in a cutting from your yard and place in a glass bottle or two.

I need to try these tips as I can’t get myself motivated to spring clean the house. Maybe after pollen season? :-)

This is the time of year that home decorating publishers, publish new books. I am excited to read this one that just came out.

I have never done this kind of paint treatment on a wall. Have you?

I would LOVE it if my home had this well designed indoor/outdoor flow.


Wood can really WOW! When your garden needs a little something decorative… or big.


I signed up for a trial of Discovery + to see the some of first episodes of The Magnolia Network’s shows. So far my favorite is The Lost Kitchen. Have you watched it? So good!!! If you enjoyed the series, then you may enjoy this detailed glimpse of the inside of Maine’s most wildly In-demand restaurant. And if you liked the floral arrangements – here is how they do the tall ones.

Such a smart sandwich wrap. I can’t wait to try this.

No toast for your avocado, try this instead.

This veggie doesn’t get the respect it deserves. They add the best flavor to soup and more.

Fun & Interesting

This is very cool and so innovated. Powered by the wind.

After a year of not going to the movies, I forget what a theater looks like, and then I read this.

If you have ever wondered how many people in the U.S. share your name, this website is a way to find out. According to the site, there is only one of me. :-)

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As always, thanks so much for reading. XO

Have a fabulous weekend and week ahead.



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  1. Giftbasketworldwide says:

    Very well Explained! Great work!

  2. Hope you had a great Easter with your family. Is plant butter allowed on the plant based lifestyle plant. Thank you so much.

  3. Thank you for continuing to post about a plant based lifestyle. I am reading a great deal and some of the information I am getting is opposite another source. How many calories should we be eating. Because of health issues, I still am not able to do a lot of exercise so I have lost only 2 pounds after 3 weeks. I have dropped both my blood pressure and cholesterol and plan to stay steady. Like you, I’m not in a race. Looking forward to more posts from you. Thanks so much.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Nancy – What you are doing sounds terrific, seeing your blood pressure and cholesterol levels improve is great! Just keep at it and do what you find works for you. It has taken me 3 years, but it is for life so I am learning as I go. I will be posting about the what I eat and answer all the questions I have been getting tomorrow.

  4. Well, there’s only one of me, but I think I guessed that already. My advice is to go easy on the spring cleaning. I started three weeks ago and have been in pain ever since. First my back, then my neck. I wanted a clean house for spring and Easter, but quite frankly, it was not worth it.
    I’m anxious to see your table. We replaced our granite on the island with wood this past fall and I love the look with the white cabinets.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Margo – I like your advice about spring cleaning. :-) So far I am following it. I have one more coat of finish to put on the table and then it is done. I will post about it next week.

  5. There are 3,320 of me in the US. I knew there were a lot of me b/c everywhere I go, I have to give my birthday in addition to my name, esp the doctor’s office and the pharmacy. Plus, my husband’s cousin is married to a Lisa, so there are two of us in the same family. :0). Love Style Scouting Sundays…thanks for all of the links!

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Lisa – That is a lot of of you! :-) Thanks for reading – I enjoy putting together the Style Scouting posts and happy to know that you enjoy the links I include.

  6. The wrap idea is genius. Will be trying that one. Also I’m intrigued by the sweet potato toast. Lastly, I guessed the veggie was turnips before I opened the link! I have one more way to eat them…Raw! Peel, slice, add a little salt if desired and enjoy the crunch and sweetness. It doesn’t get any simpler and so good. I nibble on them while cooking to ward off hunger. 🙂