Style Scouting: Vol. 165

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.

As the season of autumn goes, here in SC we are having a stellar one. The leaves are just beginning to change colors. I have to look out over the lake at the shore line across from us to see any color since many of the trees around my house are evergreens.

large pine tree on shore of a lake that is on an angle.

As much as I love our trees, this past week we needed to get 3 tree trimming services come out to give us estimates on how much it is going to cost to remove this tree while the lake level is down a bit.

As you can see it is leaning and top top heavy on the left which is pulling the base of the tree out of the ground.

I don’t like having to take any trees down. I love all of them and how they frame our property, but this one is going to end up in the lake if we don’t take care of it. If that happens, it would be very hard to remove it out of the water.

So this week, the tree comes down. I am thinking if I want to have the tree guys cut me a few wood slices to create something with. When a neighbor had a tree cut down soon after we moved to the house, I asked for a piece and made a tree trunk table with it for the deck.

I have to put my thinking cap on. Do you have any ideas?

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Now onto the inspiration and items of interest I found this week.


This traditionally decorated home is beautiful.

Modern English meets open concept.

This unique spacious open concept kitchen and living room.


Instead of making a Jack-O-Lantern, try this creative and pretty way to light up a pumpkin.

This is a super simple and cute way to add a little Halloween to the exterior of your house.

This table runner made using Dollar store items. Perfect for your Thanksgiving table.


A free 2024 printable calendar.


To make for a cozy fall afternoon.

Then for dinner….This looks perfect for a warm and cozy weeknight dinner.

Fun and healthy Halloween snacks for kids… of any age.

Out & About

Here’s how to find a book you won’t want to put down if you are in a reading rut.

Are you an Amazon Prime member? If so, make sure you are signed up for Prime First Reads where you get free books to read each month before they are published. I just read this and really enjoyed it.


I like this pretty cake stand to display cookies and baked goods on the counter during the holidays.

Fun & Interesting

I am not that big into doing puzzles, but this holiday one may change that.

What this artist does with pebbles is truly amazing!

This amazed me. One sea creature helping another.

Something to Think About

In the pauses between the hustle.

What if you don’t want to be on social media.

“Let’s give’em pumpkin to talk about. – A Pumpkin lover

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  1. Anonymous says:

    We also have a wooded backyard with 35′-50″ trees and love them but unfortunately they don’t last forever. If you can afford it, consider having them slice the trunk vertically and make a live edge table. It’s a process (it has to cure for a year) but the live edge tables are gorgeous if you love wood! If not, have them make a bunch of horizontal slabs (thick because they decompose) and make a stepping stone pathway. Save one an use a wood burning tool to etch your house number on it (and the beautiful view of your lake or some other design), then hang it up. Good luck whatever you end up doing, I’m sure it will be beautiful!

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Thanks for these great ideas on what I can do with the tree trunk!!! I would love to do all of them, especially the live edge table. :-)

  2. Really enjoyed this blog post. With more medical issues, I am trying to become more mindful with my time. This post offered worthwhile reading. 😀

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Nancy – Thanks – It makes me happy too know that you enjoyed my post and found it worthwhile. Our time is precious, I totally understand becoming more mindful of time. Sad to hear that you are having more medical issues. Thinking of you. Take Care.

  3. You should definitely keep a few chunks of your tree that’s being removed. You will think of something to do with the saved pieces that’s for sure! Could you salvage some pinecones from it and grow a replacement tree in that spot for the future?

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Sue – Salvaging pinecones from the tree is a good idea – we have literally hundreds of pinecones that we pick up every week. It is my Saturday morning workout that can take 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on if there was a storm during the week. I think I will try to plant one in another area of the yard and use a few from the tree to make a few Christmas decorations.