Style Scouting: Vol. 103

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

Driftwood finish outdoor furniture with tray on top

The summer is moving on by a little faster than I want it to. It doesn’t seem possible that tomorrow is August 1st already! Even though fall is my favorite time of year and I get excited when the season transitions, I don’t want to rush the summer – even with the hot days of August ahead.

Before the summer gets away from me, I plan to take more time in the evenings to sit outside with a glass of wine, a good book and simply chill and enjoy the longer days. It has been hot, but a nice breeze always seems to be blowing by in the evening which makes being outside doable and relaxing.

Have you read any good books lately? I need a few new titles to build my reading list back up.

Posts You May Have Missed This Week:


I am on the open concept team, how about you?

This lakeside home tour.

I think I like the Tramel house in this collection of homes.

This Tennessee Farmhouse.

Wait until you see the sink in one of the bathrooms in this home.


How to change the metal color of a fireplace screen.


Dish organizing dream space.


On my! These layered cupcakes look so good!

Have you prepared your summer tomatoes this simply delicious way?

What to do with the zucchini from your garden when it grows to the size of a baseball bat.

Out & About

I never knew about these. Now I want to collect them.

Fashion & Beauty

When my sister visited last month she brought a handful of high end eye cream samples with her for me to try. I have tried all of them and was blown away at this Chanel eye cream. WOW – it made my skin so smooth. Saving up to buy it and maybe get some more samples of the face cream and foundation.

Fun & Interesting

If you ever happen to win the lottery to dine at the Lost Kitchen in Maine, here are ideas for where to stay and what to do.

Did you know you can take online classes at Harvard for free?

Something to Think About

Keep Learning… Keep Making

15 places to apply minimalism. I love this.

We can learn from the Amish.

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  1. I just finished The Girl in His Shadow, by Audrey Blake. It was very interesting.
    I was hoping more people would chime in on good books.
    Right now I’m reading The Incredible Winston Browne. It’s very good.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Joy – Thanks for the recommendations. I added the titles to my book list. I was hoping more readers would chime in also here in the comments. I did receive a few emails from readers sharing the books they just read, but not in the comment section of my post.

  2. Waiting for this book to come to my local library. Miss Eliza’s English Kitchen by Annabel Abbs. Takes place in England 1835.
    Described as Victorian Cookery and Friebdship.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi June – Thank you for taking the time to recommend Miss Eliza’s English Kitchen. I added it to my book list. I am on the waiting list at my library for many books also. It is rare that one that I search for comes up as available right away. They do seem to come pretty quickly though. My only frustration is when two or more come in at the same time and I can’t read them all in time, so I have to place the title back on the wait list.

  3. Kate @Centsational Style says:

    Always love your links and now I’ve learned what match safes are!
    Hope you are well friend.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Thanks Kate – I am now smitten with the match safes and hope I can stumble upon one when out and about. If not, I am sure I can fine one being sold online. Life is good. Sitting out on my deck with my laptop enjoying my morning tea and the morning before it gets too hot to be outside. Take Care.