Style Scouting: Vol. 122

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.

How is your countdown to Christmas going? I am trying to relax and enjoy it all, but am yearning to see some snow like the home has around it in the photo above.

I think I have been reading too many cozy holiday mysteries and am missing having a white Christmas where you need to stomp your boots as you head inside to go sit by the fire to drink some hot chocolate.

The past week in SC has been rainy, dreary, and warm. The only way I will see a white Christmas is to enjoy holiday movies. :-). Just watched one of my favorites – While You Were Sleeping. What are some of your favorite holiday movies?

Posts You May Have Missed This Week:


Take note of the front door and the cozy kitchen in this home.

Elements to add an English country cottage look.

A white farmhouse decorated for Christmas tour.


I love how this classic sled was made over.

DIY Pinecone ornaments with style.

The colorful DIY Christmas topiary is so cute.


Did you know you can make Gingerbread pizzelle cookies? These are extra pretty too.

Chocolate & peppermint cake looks festive and tasty.

This cute holiday appetizer.

How to festively wrap a loaf cake to give as a gift.

Out & About

Good tip... Is buying beauty products on Amazon safe?

Fun & Interesting

Drone images of the beautiful tops of well know skyscrapers.

How to be an excellent gift giver.

Something to Think About

Ideas that focus on slowing down and savoring all of the beautiful moments of the holiday season.

Oh… So Stylish Finds & Gift Ideas

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  1. Really enjoyed this one.
    Thank you for all the hard work you put into creating these summaries.

  2. Happy Holidays to you and yours! Thank you for all your posts. I love your positivity and love of a challenge. You inspire me to slow down and enjoy being creative with what is around me. It is always so satisfying to make something out of nothing so to speak. Love you girl!

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Thank you Sue XO. Your comment means a lot to me. Thanks for taking the time to tell me and reading my blog.

  3. Another great post! I always need to be reminded to slow down and enjoy the moment, or else I get caught up in the frantic do-it-all mode. I just finished re-watching While You Were Sleeping, also! I grew up in Chicago and love all the Christmas scenes, and I always enjoy Sandra Bullock. I wouldn’t mind hearing what your favorite holiday cozy mysteries are. Thanks for more great holiday ideas!

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Linda, thank you. I have been reading a few cozy Christmas mysteries by Jenny Colgan and a few others. You can see the titles I have read here:

      I hope you have a very Merry Christmas

  4. Love everything posted today! Think I will be trying that pizzelle recipe. My sons come home the end of this week. This mom cannot wait to just hug them and hang on. Here in Minnesota I am hoping for no more snow so their travel plans are safe and not delayed. I have shared the post from French Country Cottage this past week with friends. So perfectly written. Your posts Diane always touch the heart. Thank you for all the hard work you put in to your blog.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi June – Thank you for your very nice comment XO. I really appreciate it. I hope your sons get home without a snow delay. Even here on the east coast snow is being predicted for the day we are planning to go to my younger daughter’s home. Snow looks so pretty, but is not great for traveling which so many of us do over the holidays.

      Enjoy those long hugs. Happy Holidays!

  5. Jeane Gallo says:

    Loved the tips on how to give a more meaningful gift. Already do some of it, but the article had some great insight.

    Diane, have you tried the stainless steel finger and nail protectors? I’m wondering how hard it is to cut things when you’re wearing them.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Jeanne – I have not tried the stainless steel finger and nail protectors. I ordered one, but it hasn’t come yet. Once I get it and try it out I can post about it.

  6. Barbara Pilcher says:

    Happy Holidays, Diane! I always enjoy your Style Scouting posts. My favorites in this roundup were the English cottage decorating tips — an about-face for me in my furnishing choices — and the post about gift giving because it is loaded with helpful advice of all kinds. Thanks a bunch.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Barbara – Thanks for reading, I am happy to hear you enjoy my Style Scouting posts and your favorite was the English cottage decorating tips. I get it about changing decorating styles – life is too short not to live the way you want. Change is a good thing. :-) Happy Holidays.

  7. Loved the slow living tips. One of my favourite parts of Xmas holidays is actually after Xmas Day, when we can stay in our pj’s, nibble on treats & leftovers & read good books & watch movies. I also enjoy re-reading the children’s book version of Christmas in the Big Woods.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Holly – Your day after Christmas sounds perfect!!! Maybe even hoping it snows a little so you get an extra doze of cozy. Enjoy every second.

  8. Wow!! The first house tour is spectacular ❄️
    I’ll definitely try the Christmas Card Topiary. Great way to recycle and cute 🎄
    It’s not your typical Christmas movie, but we always watch Die Hard ❤️.
    Enjoy the days leading up to the 25th!!!

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Lynn – I have watched Die Hard many times and since it takes place at Christmas – it’s a Christmas movie in my book. :-)