Style Scouting: Vol. 117

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.

Did you turn your clocks back last night? Although it’s nice to get an extra hour of sleep, I know some of us don’t enjoy that night falls earlier this time of year.

I LOVE it when it gets dark around 5:00. It is my favorite time of day to bring out the candles to create a warm and cozy glow.

Fall charcuterie board
The Prettiest Fall Charcuterie Board. Get the details at Pizzazzeria

Thank you for your well-wishes to all of you who have asked how I am doing. I am on Day 10 into recovering from getting my right hip replaced. I am doing well and getting my energy back. Next milestone is a cane and being able to drive a car again. :-)


Lots of pretty and colorful decorating details in this home.

Hard to choose which one of these amazing homes is my favorite. I like all of them.

It is always inspiring to take a tour of builder’s Parade of Homes tours. This one is from Tennessee.


Look what you can make with a bowl and a candlestick holder.

How the same color paint made two unrelated items look so decorator chic.

I want to make one of these this year when decorating for Christmas.

Home Improvement

Are you on team shutters or team no shutters? After seeing these photos, I think I am on team no shutters?

Front door ideas you may not have considered for your home.

Giving & Wrapping

A freshly baked Thanksgiving hostess gift idea and free printable.

The history and more about Christmas cards.


One of my favorite uses of cranberries.

Why is butter temperature so important in baking?

Now this is one very warm and hearty soup.

Out & About

I love this app! Saves me so much money.

Fun & Interesting

Always a good reminder when it comes to addressing your holiday cards.

I think this is a smart idea – learning and assisting all ages.

Always fun to read each month. :-)

Something to Think About

Don’t let these simple moments pass you by.

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  1. I am glad to hear that you’re feeling better and moving along on your healing journey! This week’s links are especially interesting and helpful and I am going to make the rigatoni & meatball soup! Thank you for curating such special finds.

  2. Glad to hear you are in good spirits and healing. I enjoyed your post on butter temperature. Once I went to a cookie making day and was made fun of for putting a thermometer into the side of a stick of butter. It’s been a joke that never stops! Good thing I have a sense of humor and these were good friends. I think I will look for a book to make one of the trees for my Christmas decor. Thanks for scouring the web for good things.

  3. Hope you are enjoying your healing time with lots of good books, movies and food. I loved the soup recipe you shared last week. It is so good and full of my favorite veggies. Thank you so much for sharing it. Stay strong.

  4. So happy to hear you’re on the mend!! Great links in this post. I made the book page tree and loved until I managed to smash it one year in our bin of Christmas decor 😕. Really cute though 💜

  5. Thanks for making me feel better about the shorter days. I do like warm and cozy, and I do like the winter holidays, but that 5pm darkness can bring me down. A few years back I bought flameless candles, after seeing them in your post, and last night I turned them on and set them on autotimer. I have 9 in various parts of the house and I’m thinking I will buy a few more! I’m glad to hear you are recovering well. Since I developed knee issues last year I sometimes have to use a cane. At first I resisted but then I realized how much more mobile and painfree I am, so now I use it whenever I need it. Best wishes to you on your continuing recovery.

  6. a to read you are going in the right direction ! And.. I love getting cozy at 5pm! ( now that I am retired !). I also LOVE waking up to the sunrise streaming thru my landing window ! ( I am most definitely a morning/daytime kinda person !).
    Wishing you continued healing………


  7. Hi Diane, I am so happy that you are doing well after hip surgery. As one who also had hip surgery, soon you won’t need a cane and will be able to drive in a month. The folded book page tree reminds me of folded sear catalogs we used as door stops when I was a child.

    1. I love the folded tree too, and would love to hear more about those folded seed catalog door stops! How were they made?

      1. Diane Henkler says:

        Hi Sunny – I have the books, now I just need to make the tree. I am not sure I understand what folded seed catalog doorstops you are asking about? Was it another project on the blog with book trees?

        1. Shirley in the comment above mentions those door stops from seed catalogs and I was asking if she remembers how they were made. Another clever reuse of paper to avoid throwing it away!

          1. Diane Henkler says:

            Oh OK – I understand now. :-) I bet they were pretty and colorful.

          1. Diane Henkler says:

            Hi Sunny – Thanks for sending the link. What a great way to recycle a catalog or even a telephone book. :-)