Style Scouting: Vol. 119

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.

Christmas ornaments made using wallpaper and velvet ribbon.
photo – The Grit & Polish

Are you ready or almost ready for Thanksgiving this week? I will be hosting at home this year. My daughter, Mandy will be coming so it will just be 3 of us for dinner with an afternoon Facetime call to see the rest of the family and my granddaughter, Zoe.

Since there are only 3 of us and I don’t eat meat, Mandy and Ed will be making Joy The Bakers, Turkey Pot Pie. I am going to make Vegan Rice and Bean casserole for myself.

Are your hosting this year? What are you serving?

Posts You May Have Missed This Week:


I love the open pass through quality of this home’s casual entry/mudroom.

Love this not so cookie cutter kitchen and the color of the tiles.

Lots of beautifully decorated rooms in this designer portfolio. Take note of the details.

Been there done that – I am just saying NO to this emerging decorating trend.


This 5-minute wreath hack.

This mirror makeover!!!

Christmas bauble ornaments made with wallpaper.


This is one very smart way to organize pill bottles, spices and more in a cabinet. Watch the video to see how it works.


I am sure the kids will love helping you create this for Thanksgiving.

Are you hosting this year? Such a great idea for guests taking Thanksgiving leftovers home with them.

This Longhorn Steakhouse crispy Brussel sprouts recipe.

Out & About

If you like the house in the Christmas movie Home Alone, you many just love this.

Fashion & Beauty

This works well to conceal dark circles and more as does everything the brand makes.

Fun & Interesting

Doing this with your laundry might just make wash day more fun.

What your dog really thinks about you. And what they want to tell you. :-)

Something to Think About

YES – I am onboard with all of this and still enjoy a very merry holiday season.

The creative recipe to living a better life.

When you don’t know what to write in a Christmas card.

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  1. So much goodness this week! Thank you, as always, for the time you take in putting together these posts. Hope you are healing well and getting around better every day. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

  2. Caye Cooper says:

    Hi Diane, HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you and your family!

    I LOVE Thanksgiving! This year I’ll be making a stuffed Cornish hen. I’m usually alone on the holidays and I try to make them a little special by preparing a nicer meal. I dehydrated beans from my garden this past summer so I’ll make baked beans with them, even if it sounds a bit strange (I’m so grateful for the bounty I got from the garden). Putting together some broccoli with buttered bread crumbs, carrots, and mashed potatoes with gravy. Dessert may be an apple pie with streusel.

    It’s wonderful that your daughter is joining you! I’m pleased for the happiness that will bring the 3 of you!

  3. I used to feel that way about Xmas creep. And for sure, if putting up decorations before Thanksgiving doesn’t feel right, don’t do it. In Canada our Thanksgiving usually falls around Oct 10, so waiting till Dec 1 to decorate feels like an awfully long time. Also even if you do wait till December to decorate, it’s best to shop earlier in November for Xmas trees, wreaths & decorations because retail stores have it out so early now, things will be picked over by the time December rolls around, if you are looking for anything new. My feeling now that I’m older is to decorate whenever it brings you joy!! Whether that’s October, November or December. No one is going to tsk tsk us on our deathbed “alas, she did decorate too early at Xmas, the shame!” And some leave their trees up till January or even February. I think it should be a judgment free zone & we should just be grateful we do have a cozy space to decorate when many do not. If it brings you joy & the lights & magic brighten your life, just do it.

  4. Wallpaper borders……oh my!!!
    I think we are of the generation who loved the look when we put up the borders but loved it more when we took them down:)
    I moved 6 years ago and rented for a year until I could find my next house. Unbelievably there were several houses with wall paper borders still in their kitchens that came up for sale.
    Yes, I bought a house with wallpaper and border in the kitchen but it was all removed and the walls painted before I ever moved in. I am guessing this trend will catch on with a younger generation who never had geese with bonnets in their dining room as I did at one time.
    Like you, I too am saying No to wallpaper borders. Hopefully today’s borders will be the kind that are easily removed so they won’t be sticking around 30 years from now.