Style Scouting: Vol. 112

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.

Happy October 2nd! It feels like October now after Hurricane Ian blew through. Here in the midlands of South Carolina we received lots of rain and wind.

No damage or flooding, only a lot of smaller tree branches and pinecones everywhere that needed to be picked up.

I am loving the fresh air and cooler temps that got me reaching into my closet to grab this cozy mixed knit pullover to snuggle into.

I haven’t been able to do much around the house except trying to find a comfy position to sit or stand as my hip is getting worse with each passing day.

I have hip replacement surgery scheduled for the end of the month. Even though October is my favorite month that I like to savor every minute. This year I am OK with it speeding by so I can get a new hip and get up and moving again without constant pain.

I have to thank all of you that left me comments in a post a while back where I mentioned my hip. I learned so much about the different types of hip replacement that I didn’t know before. I felt enlightened. :-)

Since then, I have been to 3 different orthopedic surgeons, have had lots of tests and imaging to find the best path for me. So thank you dear readers for educating me on all things “hip replacement”. XO

Posts You May Have Missed This Week:

How to Make an Seasonal or Decorative Insert for a Tray


The family’s dog coordinates perfectly to make this fall decorated space look extra cozy and welcoming.

A very pretty farmhouse.

A porch decorated for fall without using the color orange.


Make one of these cute pumpkin shirts for all your friends and family.

A very pretty dresser makeover.

No candles needed to make this thrift store find ready for autumn.

I would love to receive a gift wrapped like this.


Easy and pretty DIY to hang your pots and cooking utensils.

Home Improvement

Faux looks real in this home improvement project.


Another seasonal way to serve Brie. I know my daughters will want to try doing this. :-)

Looks perfect for a weeknight meal when the fall temps fill the air or to make and take to a pot-luck get together.

If you like to bake now that it is autumn, this may become a family favorite!

Out & About

For October lovers.

Fashion & Beauty

Did you know that Martha has a line of clothes now?

Fun & Interesting

A sweet little profile of Bonne Maman jam—my personal favorite brand and its enduring popularity. After I finish a jar, I like reusing the jars in decorative ways and getting this every Christmas.

Reason why cats sleep on their humans.

Something to Think About

Doing more of this feels good.

An interesting look at bioacoustics, which is the “planet’s soundtrack,” and what it says about the health of our earth.

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  1. Debbie Jones says:

    I enjoy these Sunday posts of yours so much and look forward to them each week! After your post about it last year, I got the Bonne Maman Advent calendar- I can’t tell you the joy it brought every day! So fun!! I already have mine for this year again. :) Take care until your surgery Diane!

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Thanks Debbie – I am staying in a seated position working on a long lists of errors and things that need to be fixed on the backend of my blog. No standing needed, just my laptop. I adore everything Bonne Maman and the advent calendar is just the cutest.

  2. Hi Diane, so happy to hear your surgery is scheduled and you are on your way to better days! : )
    I would love to know the name of the hip specialist in Columbia that many readers told you about. I missed it. Names of the others are also welcome. It is a personal fit for a doctor that is best for each of our own needs – we understand – but we appreciate any ways we can to get our research started. : )
    Take care. Jen in IL

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Jen – The hip specialist is Dr. Gross. His office is in Irmo. He is not affiliated with a hospital system. His surgeries are at a standalone surgery center in Columbia. He does what is called hip resurfacing. He was good, but for my hip, not quite right. He doesn’t take Medicare which was also a reason I went with another surgeon. I will be using Medicare in 2 years, so if anything doesn’t go well in a few years, I won’t be able to see him unless I pay out-of-pocket.

      I saw 2 drs in the Prisma health system and a fourth in the Lexington Medical system. I went with Dr. Piasecki
      (Lexington) after talking to a friend who golfs with Ed and a woman I used to work out with. Both had great things to say about him and that they were back at it after a few weeks with no pain. The Prisma drs only did Posterior. Dr. Pieasecki only does the Direct Anterior Approach (Minimally Invasive) which many readers and friends as well as a Dr friend from where I used to live told me was the best method. Let me know if you have any other questions about Drs and medical groups in the area.

  3. So sorry about the constant pain….that is the worst!!!
    I feel like October will fly by like August and September did 💜
    The advent calendar would be a fun gift and I love the copper pot/pan bar!!!

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Lynn – That is what I am hoping for – October to fly by like the previous have. If I had a place in my kitchen I would love to add the pot bar. My kitchen is too small for it.

  4. Peggy McDonald says:

    Hello Diane, I am so happy for you that you didn’t have an major damage after that awful storm. I am sending you good wishes for a successful surgery too.
    My sister has had one hip done and will be having the other at some point soon. Note: she has a Polar Active Ice machine to use which has special Pads available for various Hip and knee and shoulder replacements. I am sure that other similar machines are available in the US. I live in Canada. I used it on my second knee replacement and found the healing time took a much shorter time and really lowered the pain attached.

    1. I am so sorry to hear that you need surgery. I, also, have had a summer involving many medical issues. I will be praying for you to have a complete healing.❤️

      1. Diane Henkler says:

        Thank you Nancy – I hope you are feeling better, no fun having to deal with medical issues. I have a few and know they are no fun to deal with – both with the medical world and pain. I will send good vibes and prayers your way. Take care.

    2. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Peggy – Funny that you mentioned the Polar Active ice machine, it is mentioned in the paperwork I got for the surgery. Good to know it works well. Thanks for taking the time to comment and tell me.

  5. I certainly hope that all goes well with the surgery.
    I’m not sure why, but every item you directed to this week was just perfect.
    The paper flowers, the dog…
    Just wonderful options.
    Thank you.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Thanks Kat – Happy to hear that you enjoyed all the links. The dog was just too cute, I had to include that in the links. Hope you have a great week ahead.

  6. I just saw your comment on hip surgery. I’ve had both done the first was my left hip due to all cartalige(misspelled) gone. After research I found a doctor in Nashville that did a new approach. It’s called superpath and it’s amazing!!! One day in hospital and then 300 miles home. No therapy to go to just somethings to do at home. 4 weeks and I was good as new no proplems since and thats been 9 years ago!! Now 1 year ago this month I fell and broke my right hip and couldn’t get back to Nashville so I had it done locally but the doc was from Nashville and new the doc who had done my other and said he approached it differently but the out come was the same!!! Well a year later I’m still now able to walk right and my upper thight is still numb where he cut the nerves and also left my right leg 1/4 of and inch shorter than my left leg my balance is awful!!! I’m not telling you this to scare you but to let you know the SuperPath way is the way to go!!! Good luck!!

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Mary – Thanks for telling me about your hip surgeries and Super Path. It is nice to hear about all the options. Sorry to hear that your second hip surgery after falling and breaking your hip has not been the best for you. Was it done posterior?

      1. Mary Stevens says:

        No it was Anteral Path don’t recommend!

        1. Diane Henkler says:

          Hi Mary – Sorry to hear you didn’t have a good outcome for your second hip. I do wish I lived closer to a surgeon who does SuperPath to get a consult, but it is too far. I have two friends who had their hips done anterior and bounced right back. One even had both hips done – each a different way and he said the Anterior one was easy – no pain and back at it in a few weeks. Sounds like it could have been the surgeons skill who did yours? That can be a huge factor. I hope that it gets better for you as I know it is no fun when you can’t walk right.

          1. Mary Stevens says:

            there is Doctors all over now that does it and you do is go to google and put in surgeons who does the superpath hip replacement and it will pull them out!!

  7. Caye Cooper says:

    Hi Diane. I’m so sorry about your hip needing replacement! How do you manage to cook? I know and affirm that all will be wonderful during and after surgery. God bless.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Caye – Thanks. It is getting harder each day to cook, but I can stand in certain positions for a bit, then I sit down again. Ed has taken over most of the cooking. I also batch prepare food and have quite a bit of frozen meals ready that just need to be warmed up. This has helped to keep it easy.

      1. So sorry to hear this I need a meniscus repair so I get it, good luck I hope it goes well sending prayers for a fl quick recovery

        1. Diane Henkler says:

          Thanks Debbie – Right back at you for your meniscus repair. My husband had that done on both knees and they are fine now.

  8. So glad your surgery is booked & sending you best wishes for a quick recovery.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Thank you Holly XO

  9. I am so sorry your hip is hurting and pray for a successful surgery and quick recovery. Since hip surgery may be in the future of many, or some, of your readers, a compilation of all things learned may be an excellent post. I, myself, would save this post for future reference …. just in case the surgery is needed.
    Again, prayers.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Linda – Thanks for the idea. I hadn’t thought about that, but you are right. I know I learned so much from the comments that readers left in the first post where I mentioned my hip. I feel these helped me so much. I will keep notes and create a post. :-)