Style Scouting: Vol. 116

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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.

Thank you everyone for sending me speedy recovery wishes. XO I am day 2 since getting my hip replaced. I came home yesterday at lunch time. It was quite a trip, but not because of any hip pain, I was quite comfortable.

Normally the trip to the hospital takes 45 minutes. All was fine until we were 12 miles away from home. There was a tractor trailer accident that closed the westbound lanes and traffic stopped. According to our GPS a 2 -1/2 hours back-up.

All I wanted was to get home so I could get extra comfortable, but since we were on an interstate highway there was no where to get off, I just had to be content for 2-/12 hours. Luckily after inching our way on the highway, I saw a break in a fence that ran along the highway and some cars in front of us were turning off. We did and took back roads home.

One of the backroads was being paved so we hit another backup, but only 15 minutes. Then when we got into our town, the train crossing went down for a freight train to pass…more waiting.

It never felt better to pull in our driveway to home-sweet-home.

I am comfy-cozy at home now, doing everything I need to do to get back to normal. Sitting with a throw blanket and ice on my hip while Ed watches football is what I will be doing this weekend.

I hope you have a good week and a Happy Halloween!

Posts You May Have Missed This Week:


What a beautiful home makeover.

A bright and light filled new home.

Large home exteriors where you may get ideas for any size home.


Isn’t the Halloween “boo” home decor shown in the image above cute? Find out how to make it, here.

Ways to fix too-short curtains and drapes.

Clever use of planters to make a modern stone accent side table.


Not your everyday type of tacos.

One of my go-to plant-based recipes.

What to do with the pumpkin seeds you removed while carving a Jack-O-Lantern.

Out & About

I am a big fan of Polywood outdoor furniture and love the new line designed by Martha.

Something to Think About

It’s more than a trend.

Oh… So Stylish Finds

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  1. So sorry it took so long, things just go wrong but I am glad you are home and ok, rest this little time will make sure all goes well prayers for you

  2. Hoping that all is going well on the healing of your hip. Enjoy this time as you heal but be sure to take your pain meds. Praying that it goes without any problems.

    1. Hi Nancy – Thank you :-). I am doing well and feeling better with each passing day. I am supposed to do 50/50 relax and walk around and do my exercises. Right now I am all nice and cozy with a soft throw and ice pack on my hip.

  3. So happy to read surgery is behind you! Ed sounds like a great guy so I am certain you are getting that extra TLC right now. Praying for a smooth and fast recovery.

  4. Barbara Dudas says:

    Sending warm wishes for a quick recovery! Take care and enjoy the relaxation while you can (easier said than done for a doer like yourself!).

    1. Hi Barb – :-). Thanks for the quick recovery wishes. All is going well. It is hard having to be less productive, but I gave in and am enjoying being able to take a short break from my daily activities. Hope all is going well for you. XO

  5. Diane,

    Glad to her you’re home and on your way to a speedy recovery.
    God Bless!

  6. Glad to hear you made it home safely at last. Wishing you a very speedy recovery!! ;)

    1. Hi Donnamae – Thank you for the speedy recovery wishes. I am feeling better with each passing day. XO

  7. I’m glad you finally arrived home. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

  8. Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Diane! And here you took the time to do a post today ~ I just love your Style Scouting posts, so thank you. Take care and hope you continue to do well. ❤️

    1. Hi Jeanne – Thank you. I am on the mend. :-) Sitting in a chair with my laptop on my lap was doable. Doing anyhting DIY, taking photos, etc may take a little longer to get back to doing.

  9. Barbara Pilcher says:

    Sending you wishes for a speedy recovery. Meanwhile, enjoy the time to dream of the holidays ahead. I know your creative mind will be on overdrive, brainstorming projects for us to enjoy and learn from. Let Ed wait on you!

    1. Thank you Barbara – Ed is the best, he is taking great care of me. I am feeling better with each passing day. My mind is on all things holidays, but I am having trouble staying focused, but know it will only be a temporary thing. :-)

  10. So happy to hear that you are home and recovering ❤️‍🩹.

  11. Caye Cooper says:

    So glad you are home again, Diane! I sent prayers for an easy surgery and quick recovery. God bless!

  12. dee studholme says:

    Hi Diane,
    I really enjoy your site and have been following you for years. I wanted to wish you well as you recover from hip surgery. I’ve had both of my hips replaced and it was the best thing I’ve ever done. You’ll be up and running before you know it! the first few weeks are a little rough but they go quickly. It sound like you’re not one to stay down so I know you’ll be out and about in no time. meanwhile, enjoy relaxing on your deck while you recover.

    All the best,

    1. Hi Dee – Thanks for taking the time to tell me about your hip replacement recoveries. Good to hear. I am doing well and may move to a cane on Thursday. With each passing day I am feeling better. My hip feels great, but where they manipulated my thigh is quite sore and black and blue which makes finding a comfy sleep position hard to find. The weather is warm here, but has been very overcast. I am looking forward to seeing the sun come back out. :-)

  13. Betty Baker says:

    Hi Diane..nice to hear you are now on the road to recovery. It takes a great deal of patience, so be nice to yourself.I live in Wasaga Beach, Ontario and fall in all its beauty is all around us.Best regards. Betty

    1. Hi Betty – I have been following DRs orders and doing well after surgery. It has been very nice temp wise here in SC, but very overcast and gloomy since last week. Your town sounds beautiful. Hoping the sun comes out soon to enjoy being outside before it starts getting too cold.

  14. I’ve been thinking of and praying for you all week. Hope that ride thru the hole in the fence wasn’t too bumpy! Rest and heal well my friend.

    1. Hi Deanna – I will never forget the ride home – :-) Since then all is going well after surgery. I am feeling better and taking time to relax each day.

  15. SO haPpY to read that all went well. Now follow the therapists orders ~ & take each day to heal, both physically and spiritually. We have had beautiful weather here which means its on its way to you. Take it all in~ the month of gratitude is upon us…. grateful for you ~ for your newsletters ~ and for you being able to get the medical help you needed.

    1. Hi Patti – Thank you for the nice note. Recovery is going well, I just wish the sun would come out. Since I got home from the hospital, it has been cloudy and gloomy every day. I hope the beautiful weather you had comes this way soon. :-)

  16. I hope you will have pain well managed and a speedy and complete recover with no side effects Diane.

    1. Hi Pamela – Thanks – All is going well – thanks to the marvels of modern medicine. :-)

  17. Glad you made it home! Here’s to a speedy recovery and smooth sailing ahead!

  18. Yay! You did it! Better days ahead now!

    1. Hi Alison – I am on the mend. Recovery is going well, now I just wish the sun would come out as it has been so grey and overcast the last 5 days.

  19. Having been through that, I understand the process. I went from using a walker to navigate to complete health. I am so thrilled when I am able to crouch down, pick up my little dog, and have no issues. It all takes time. TMI, but I hope you bought the toilet extension which brings the seat up. It is the most important item so you aren’t putting undue pressure on your hip. So happy to have had the operation and moving on, literally!!!!

    1. Hi Eileen – Thank you for taking the time to tell me about your hip replacement experience. It is reassuring to hear. So far so good, every day I feel better. I do have all the fixtures – walker – cane – raised toilet, and a few ice packs. Physical therapist thinks I will move to a cane in a few days. :-)

  20. Julie Norton says:

    Wishing you a speedy recovery Diane… Am sure your mind will be very busy and on overload with Christmas lists and ideas even if you can’t just as easily have the compulsion to “jump up and check stocks” for those lightbulb ideas 😍that pop into your head …
    Day by Day recovery is the order of the day …. Think of those pain free Europe trips still to tackle…
    Best Wishes to you and your family..

    1. Hi Julie – Thanks for the speedy recovery wishes. I am feeling better each day and thinking of all things Christmas. I did move all my holiday decor out of storage so it would be easier to get to and am looking forward to being able to decorate for the holidays.

  21. Annette Clipman says:

    Wishing you a swift and full recovery Diane! Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas with all of us.

    1. Hi Annette – Thanks you for the swift recovery wishes. I am feeling better with each passing day.

  22. Yikes. What a ride home after surgery. Bless you. Praying you can follow orders and heal beautifully to get your life back. Thanks for brightening mine for so many years.

    1. Hi Kathy – I am following my Dr’s orders and feeling better each day. Thanks for being a long time reader. XO

  23. Jennifer Howard says:

    Oh geez, that’s a long ride home! My husband has his hip done in April and I remember how hard it was for him those first few weeks to sit up for long periods of time..esp in the car!!
    Keep icing and take it easy!!

    1. Hi Jennifer – Ice is for sure the best. I have been keeping 3 packs on an on-going rotation. :-) I hope your husband is all mended and back at living his life to the fullest.