Style Scouting: Vol. 130

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.

a pretty blue and white wallpapered bathroom
Wallpaper in a powder room creates a lot of impact. photo credit – The Pink Clutch

This week seemed to have whizzed by. I think the reason was that I had two appointments in Columbia which is about 50 minutes away from where I live. The first was on Monday for a hip check-up. All is good and then on Thursday I went back into Columbia to my annual eye doctor appt – all good there too.

When I go into the city, I try to make the trips fun by stopping at Trader Joes and Whole Foods to pick up food my supermarket doesn’t carry. I keep a big cooler in my car so the food I get stays cold while I am out & about.

Then I like to head to a few retailers like Anthropologie and Barnes & Noble just to see what is new. I call days I do this “Bookstore Days” where I take my time and browse the whole store. By the time I get home on days like this, it is dinner time and “relax mode” is calling my name. :-) Before I know it the day is gone and the week sped by.

How was your week, do you like to get out and about by yourself to get some retail therapy?

Posts You May Have Missed This Week:


There are many decorating takeaways in this designer decorated home.

Green lacquer in decor is having a moment.

A stately, but cozy traditionally decorated house.

Seeing this home makes me want to add a blue accent wall in my kitchen or living room.


When a console style table won’t work behind your sofa, make one of these.

What a fun way to update a plain lampshade.

I like what she made with a thrift store find and a small bottle.

Such a clever sewing hack when using a sewing machine.


Not your traditional grilled cheese sandwich.

How granola went from being crunchy to chic.

This banana cake looks delish.

Out & About

Attention bird lovers! Researchers need your help today and tomorrow for the Great Backyard Bird Count.

Did you know Martha has a Amazon shop?

If I had a larger kitchen or more counter space, I would splurge on one of these.


I am on book #3 in this series. The books are a quick read with a setting and characters I like.

Fashion & Beauty

Fascinating, didn’t know this technique. How to tie a bow on a dress.

Fun & Interesting

I can’t wait for the new Netflix WW2 period drama set in Nazi occupied France to start. It is called Transatlantic and based on a true story.

For animal lovers – you will enjoy this.

Something to Think About

Just doing one of the 50 acts of kindness will make for a nicer world.

If you have been affected by disease, did you know there is a place to voice your opinions to improve medical products and services and get paid?

A bigger house?

Oh… So Stylish Finds

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  1. Hi Diane, I always enjoy your Sunday posts! In the future, will you please alert us to TikTok links? I have heard about security issues and would prefer to veer away from it. Thank you.

  2. I really enjoy your “link finds” like the dress bow. I sent it to my niece for her little girl. My niece watched the video twice then practiced twice and said it is the best idea and bow ever! She says she cannot wait to do this in front of some other moms.
    A lot of your “finds” I find myself pinning or doing a copy and paste.
    Thank you and know that your hard work is appreciated by me and the people I share the “finds” with.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Pam – I am smiling big time picturing your niece learning to tie a pretty bow from the link I shared and showing others, especially moms how to do it. A great confidence builder for her. Thank you for telling me. I enjoy finding good ideas and inspiration each week so creating the post is fun for me. Thanks for reading my blog. XO

  3. I really like that you are sharing a bit more personal information about your life/ week.I thought your DIYs were great this week. Who knew Martha had a part of Amazon?

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Nancy – I am trying to get in the habit of taking photos when I am out and about and even at home to share with readers for a more personal post on Fridays. I know I like reading blogs where the blogger shares more of their life with their readers. So I figure I should do it myself. :-)