Style Scouting: Vol. 154

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.

beach house outdoor table setting
photo: Chango & Co.

Happy Sunday! I hope you had a nice week. I spent way too many hours last week trying to learn how to use a program to help me keep track of all the things I need to do for my blog. It is like learning a new language and very analytical – which my brain has a hard time with. I know I will eventually get it, just as I did when I had to learn everything you need to know about how to run a blog when I first started almost 15 years ago.

On Friday, I put the learning on hold to enjoy spending the weekend with my daughter, Mandy who came to visit for a few days. The weather could not be more perfect – it is hot, but not too hot and no humidity – just the way summer days should be. Whatever you are up to today, I hope it is whatever you are hoping it to be.

Now onto the inspiring links I found this week.


Have you seen Project Alton House by Tiffany Leigh Design yet? I shared Part One with you a few weeks ago. Here are the rest: Part TwoPart 3, and Part 4. 

Lots of colors, patterns and styles all through this spectacular barn home.

I always gravitate to the simplicity of house decorated like this.


Look what you can make to decorate your home with scraps of leftover fabric.

I have always wanted to try doing this on an item, have you? Did it work?

If I only had a place for it, I would be adding one of these to my living/dining area.


The virtues of storage – who knew?


If you have a hunger for the past, you may like the recipes in this cookbook.

This Pinterest worthy summer cake decoration.

This no-churn strawberry ice cream looks amazing!

Out & About

I walk daily for exercise and found the tips in this article interesting. Since reading it am trying to follow the advice.

Lighting is so important in decorating and knowing about this big change is bumming me out. And it is not only for decorating reasons.

Fashion & Beauty

This dress is perfect for the transition time between summer and fall.

Fun & Interesting

The talented people who can do this movement are truly athletic and amazing to watch – now it is going to be an Olympic sport.

I never knew the origins of mini-golf. Ladies?

And speaking about ladies, this woman animator’s style helped to define Disney’s look. You go girl.

Something to Think About

Simple habits that will save you money.

“When you’re good at something, you’ll tell everyone. When you’re great at something, they’ll tell you.” – Walter Payton

Oh… So Stylish Finds

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The realistic holiday garland that sells out early every year is back.

Microwave Splatter Cover with a smart design.

Very affordable designer knock-off set of serving utensils.

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  1. Barbara Pilcher says:

    Your decorator portfolios and home tours are always a breath of fresh air!

    I’ve read that the soft white LEDs are the least offensive, for decor, but that probably doesn’t help people with light sensitivity. I know that most professional real estate photographers prefer to shoot with any artificial lighting, but Realtors sometimes like to show lights on! This will be interesting.

    Can you share the new blog program you’re using?

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Barbara – I hope as time goes on the LED bulbs get better and better and provide a nicer soft light then they do now. I still have a stash of the incandescent and will use them for as long as possible. :-). The new program I am using to help me organize all things I need to do for the blog is called Clariti. It was created by the couple behind Pinch of Yum and Food Blogger Pro and a few other apps. It just came out of beta. I am waiting for them to include a content calendar and hope they add the feature soon. You can find out more about it here:

  2. The news about no more incandescent light bulbs IS a bummer. However, these newer, efficient light bulbs won’t lower my electric bill, I’m fairly certain. Somehow, it will get ratcheted up for some nebulous reason.

    That’s so nice your daughter came to visit and the weather was good!

  3. I absolutely love these two homes! One common denominator is that every wall isn’t completely filled – finally! Both places and spaces allow for the eye to rest yet keeping the eye on things that truly matter – functional items – beautiful lighting, or needed pillows, etc.; nothing covered in excess! I just had my walls painted in June and have yet to put anything back up. Great inspiration! As for the light bulbs, don’t get me started!

  4. I had a Mary Blair book when I was a child, it was super unique & I wish I would have hung on to it. We’ve made the lightbulb change already in Canada & it was super easy & not a big deal. I don’t even miss the old ones.

  5. GM…
    Can you share the program you are trying to “learn”?
    I am searching for one..


    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Patti – The online app is called Clariti. It was made especially for bloggers and is just what I need to help organize content. It just came out of beta and they are still adding features to it. It hooks ups to your GSC and you add a plugin to your site. Then it gathers all the data and then allows you to organize,
      it by posts to update and so much more. You can see more here:

  6. The virtues of storage article came up in French. Is there a way to convert it to English? Maybe just my computer? As always, so many inspirational links in your posts. Have a great week!

    1. It did for me too & then I saw a translate to English box to click.

    2. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Deanna – On my computer, after a few seconds the article about the virtues of storage changed to English automatically. If it does not for you, if you use Google you can translate webpages in Chrome:
      On your computer, open Chrome.
      Go to a webpage written in another language.
      On the right of the address bar, click Translate .
      Click on your preferred language.
      Chrome will translate your current webpage.