Style Scouting: Vol. 123

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 hope this posts finds you comfy cozy at home enjoying some downtime in the busy week before Christmas or ready to start celebrating Hanukkah tonight.

Kelly Zoe Diane and Ed in Santa Monica

Ed and I have been spending time to celebrate Christmas a little early in Los Angeles with our daughter Kelly, SIL Roger and granddaughter Zoe who is getting so big. We have been hanging out baking cookies, watching Christmas movies and laughing and playing all the way. :-)

Yesterday we spent the day on the beach in Santa Monica and had dinner at Elephante that overlooks the Pacific ocean. It was a little chilly, but we stayed bundled up and enjoyed not only our meal, but the entire day that went by way too fast.

A few more days on the west coast and then we head back east and maybe to snow if the weather reports are correct to celebrate Christmas with our younger daughter, Mandy.

Enjoy the week ahead. Now onto the links I found this week.

Posts You May Have Missed This Week:


A very unique Christmas tree stand.

As we approach the winter solstice, if you are craving some sun, you may enjoy seeing these sunrooms.

Ben and Erin’s new home is quite charming.


A pretty way to use stuff around your house to decorate a Christmas tree.

A chic way to use ball style Christmas ornaments when decorating and not on a tree.

I can think of a few uses for these DIY photo ornaments, besides hanging on a Christmas tree.


Another cute holiday cheeseball to serve your guests.

This potato side dish must taste amaaing.

These pretzel cookies – yum!

These candy canes.

Fun & Interesting

Helpful for anyone with a new year’s resolution about losing weight.

Something to Think About

What a great gift – this brought happy tears to my eyes.

Oh… So Stylish Finds

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  1. Merry Christmas to all the Henklers. Your granddaughter Zoey is surely getting to be a young lady. Everybody looks so happy.

  2. What an adorable picture! Merry Christmas!!

  3. How wonderful to celebrate with both of your daughters! Zoey is adorable. If not too personal, can you please give us an update on her health?

  4. Jackie B. says:

    Diane, thank you for your book recommendations. I’m looking forward to The Maid, and liked The Midnight Library (from another of your posts) very much, too, as did my sister. Great family picture up at the top here :)

    1. What a cute pic of you—3 happy generations! Enjoy your trip & Merry Christmas, Diane!

  5. Merry Christmas! Love seeing the photo of part of your family. Who would ever guess the health issues your granddaughter has gone through? You all look so happy! A lot to be thankful for this year. Glad your hip surgery appears to be a success too. Love the White Envelope story. Bookmarking it to send along to some friends. What a wonderful tradition.

  6. Barbara Pilcher says:

    Wow…that last link! Thank you for passing the story along. That’s what Christmas should be like.

  7. Caren Kessler says:

    I loved the white envelope story. So inspirational and uplifting. Happy tears here too!
    Also love the picture of you, Ed, Kelly and Zoe. Zoe looks beautiful! Love the winter coat with flip flops!
    Happy holidays!

  8. So much fun and I love the picture with your Daughter and cutie Zoe 💜
    If you had some time I’d say go to Roger’s Gardens! If you haven’t been there already ;). Such a feast for the eyes!!
    Safe travels and Merry Christmas 🎄🎅🏻