Style Scouting: Vol. 118

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.

I’m ready to go full into holiday mode, but since the holidays are a season and not just a couple of days, I am taking it day by day and embracing a slow and steady start.

Colonial stone home with black window shutters

My hip is getting better each day, and I began to make a few holiday decorating crafts while sitting at my kitchen table. I will be sharing them soon with you. I made a shopping list from everything from gifts to buy to what I need to bake my family’s favorite holiday cookies and also am getting the house decorated a little bit each day.

Ed has been a big help doing the stuff I can’t do like getting down and crouching on the floor to get new twinkle lights on the tree, moving furniture and hanging a piece of reclaimed wood for a simple mantel.

This week if the supplies I need get delivered, I may even have a DIY project for you. So stay tuned. Enjoy your week.

Posts You May Have Missed This Week


A portfolio of amazing houses.

A cozy 1980’s home that looks a century older.

An inspiring video home tour and the story behind–a 305-year-old historic family home.

A bright and cheery home makeover.


These are really a creative Christmas decoration.

I have never made these, but I sure am going to now.

I love this gingerbread house.


I found this parchment paper hack really helpful.

To serve with your Thanksgiving dinner.

Looks like a pretty delicious Thanksgiving spread.

Out & About

If you like to listen to Christmas music early (like me!), this one will start getting you into the spirit of the season.

If you enjoy taking a walk in the woods or “forest bathing”, this site will help you find a forest or park near you to get started.

Watching this has been a Thanksgiving tradition at my house since I was a kid. I always enjoyed going to it when I lived in Pennsylvania. I was even in it one year when I was in college.  Now I watch while cozied up in pajamas with a cup of tea at home.

Fun & Interesting

I never had one of these cupcakes until I started going routinely to Los Angeles last fall. What a great success story.

Did you know of all the ways you can use these?

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. If you have kids or grandchildren that still believe in Santa, the Postal Service can help you prove it when Santa replies to your child’s letter — complete with the North Pole Postmark!  Or for digital aged kids, getting one of these would feel pretty special.

Something to Think About

While I get my new hip in shape, I have noticed when I stand really straight, walking is so much easier. Now I know for sure that doing these every day will be a good thing.

Oh… So Stylish Finds

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  1. Great ideas and thank you for the posture exercises. So important!!!
    Can’t wait onto see what you are making!

  2. Happy to read you are healing well and getting back into your routine. Sprinkles has a cookbook. You might find it on Libby. My library carries it. Just fun ideas to look at.

  3. I’m definitely doing the Santa letter for my grandchildren. Thanks for the idea!