Style Scouting: Vol. 152

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.

colorful backyard deck

Today Ed and I are heading home from a week spent on the South Carolina coast to get our ocean fix for the summer, as well as to celebrate Ed’s 67th birthday.

ed sitting on beach

The weather was hot, but on the beach there was always a breeze and the water was delightful, both in temp and clarity. It was so clear – almost like the Caribbean. We spend many hours simply bopping up and down on the gentle swells that rarely broke into waves.

Getting away on relaxing vacations always renews me, but at the same time allows me to see what I miss about my day-to-day life. As the Frank Sinatra song lyrics go… “It is always so nice to go traveling, but oh so nice to come home.”


How to Decorate with Pink for a Fresh Classic Look 

This kitchen color and mood is becoming quite popular.

A dilapidated cottage gets a new life. And this cottage couldn’t be any cuter.

Unexpected ways to make a statement with tile in a home.


How to transform a closet into a nook.

Classic pinch-pleat curtains made with no sewing.

Two dollar store items become trendy decor.


Which clutter personality are you?


These wraps are mouth watering and I bet delicious!

How to make this popular fast food item at home.

This one bowl berry crisp recipe.

Zukes in the garden? Use them to make this for dinner.

Out & About

Why does everyone want to smell like a tomato now? I’m not a fan, are you?

Ways to beat the heat.

If you love the designs of MacKenzie Childs, you won’t want to miss their online Barn Sale.

Fun & Interesting

Is that really worth it?

If you read the news lately you are sure to know that this weekend was the opening for two big movies at the box office – Barbie (cute, pop-culture) and Oppenheimer (scientific and a bit scary). Someone very clever made a movie trailer that includes them both called Barbenheimer.

And speaking of Barbie. What Barbie looked liked the decade you were born. I had the original and then the “Twist and Turn Barbie“. If you enjoy all things Barbie, Go to Google, type in Barbie the movie, and hit enter. As of 7/21/23, you should see pink starbursts, and your screen will turn pink.

How to sleep better at every age.

Something to Think About

The new happy – Not small at all.

This is IMPORTANT: If you love reading blogs, please consider supporting a campaign that matters to both content creators and readers. I’ve spent the last 14 of years creating and sharing DIY, decor and creative ideas with you that I hope you’ve come to trust and value.

Creators/bloggers like me who share their projects on the internet are becoming increasingly concerned that non-human content AI – artificial intelligence is going to flood the internet, crowding out the quality work so many of us do with so much love and care.

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Oh… So Stylish Finds

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I love this shirt and have it in 3 different colors.

This personal fan is having a moment this summer.

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  1. First, Thank you for giving the link to sign to support original content and bloggers. I for one having been in the medical field abhor artificial intelligence. The computer has taken a lot of creativity already away from people and now AI is going to try to make us all robots. More than scary,
    Second, I copied the recipe for the one-bowl blueberry crisp.
    Third, So glad you and your twin sister had such a good time in Charleston. You both looked so happy celebrating your birthday(s).

  2. Happy to sign the letter regarding AI. Scary stuff.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Thanks Margaret for signing the letter about AI in the web. I and other bloggers really appreciate it. :-)

  3. Barbara Pilcher says:

    Thank you, Diane, for another fun post. Love those cottages! I’m glad you were able to get in some beach time.

    And thank you for letting readers know about the danger Artificial intelligence presents. Many sources suggest that the introduction of AI will have a greater impact on society than the industrial revolution or the Internet has, and the changes will come faster than either of those. I added my name to the list on the site you listed.

  4. Lisa Smith says:

    Thank you Diane for another post full of great ideas and inspiration. I appreciate your ending comments on AI, protecting creators and especially for providing a way that we, your faithful readers, can help. We too just got home after a weeks vacation and I have the same feeling of being glad to have gone, but so happy to be home.