Style Scouting: Vol. 176

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.

This past week I did a lot of sewing “in production mode” on my trusty 1950’s Singer sewing machine. It was the perfect thing to do on winter days. I am so happy to have the machine and know how to use it.

It saves me money to be able to make things that otherwise would be costly, but even more important to me is that I can design and make decor that will fit my vision. I will share what I have been making as soon as I get them all done.

On another note, I am pretty sure the weather has been on the minds of many this past week. Even here in SC, the temps are chill-eee. Last night single digit.

The chill makes me wish I lived in a house that had a fireplace going in every room like you see in old movies where there is a butler to attend to all of them. :-)

Hope you are staying cozy.

Posts You May Have Missed This Week:

Why every home needs one or two of these.


This home looks so cozy and pretty, but look close – it’s not real. It is AI assisted design!

Lots of pretty accents in every room of this home.

These are decorating trends I can get behind.

This designer’s portfolio.


This gross to gorgeous pantry cabinet transformation.

Looking to create a gallery wall in your home? Here are a few great ideas showing the different types and how to get started. And if you are a renter or don’t want to make a ton of holes in a wall, try this gallery wall idea.

If you like to craft and give Valentine’s gifts, this exploding box is very creative and fun for the recipient to open.

Is the winter freeze getting you down? Cheer up, look what you can make to add style to your exterior walkway or porch.


When decluttering your stuff, never let go of these 5 things.

Home Improvement

This cottage looks so different after it got a front porch renovation.


I have never heard of this soup, but it sure looks good.

I think this is one of the prettiest desserts I have ever seen. Looks delicious too!

I know my family will love this appetizer!!!

Out & About

Since I live in the south where it doesn’t snow, I find that I miss the cozy comfort of a snow day – an unexpected day off, just hanging out because you can’t go anywhere since the sidewalks are not shoveled and roads not plowed. These homes in the snow are giving me a little bit of that snow day feel.

Fashion & Beauty

How to take necklaces with you when you travel and not have them get tangled in your bag.

Fun & Interesting

Start your day with a brain dump. I can attest that the system works.

Feeling stressed? Listen to the sound of forests.

Who knew these would become a craze now after 35 years? I collected them back in the 80’s. I gave the collection to my daughter, Mandy who has all of them displayed in her cheery kitchen. Did you collect them?

Something to Think About

Do you love to curl up on the couch with a good book? If so, did you know it’s good for you? Here are the benefits. If you need a few book recommendations. I keep a running list.

“You are perfectly cast in your life. I can’t imagine anyone but you in the role. Go play.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

Oh… So Stylish Finds

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  • Thinking ahead to summer. On sale for only $28, this is a cute LBD comes in orange and white also.
  • This organizer would look nice on a desk or a kitchen counter where you keep mail and bills.
  • I just purchased these for my wood cutting board that I keep on my kitchen island. Now no liquid gets underneath to warp the board. Wish I knew about them sooner.

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  1. Annisa Jones says:

    Hi Diane! Thank you so much for sharing my pantry transformation. That was such a fun surprise.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Annisa – I love sharing DIY projects that are doable and affordable to do, plus show personal style. :-)

  2. Jennifer Davis says:

    I wrapped my necklaces in Press N Seal for a move. It was very difficult to get the necklaces unstuck near the clasp ends where the links were small.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Jennifer – That is good to know. The video doesn’t show how to get them out. Too good to be true. :-(.

  3. Diane, thanks for all the great ideas. Loved that Valentine box! Amanda is a local author living here in Minnesota where I live. Hope your followers check out her site. Num😋. Sarah Kieffer is another author locally here. If you are looking for some scrumptious cookies and other yumminess check her out. Both of these ladies are so talented.

    I have so many notes with ideas from today’s post. Thanks for all the work you put in to your blog.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi June – Thanks for telling me about Amanda living local to you. Her soup sure looks good. I will check out Sarah also. Happy to know that you got ideas from my post. As always, thanks for reading.

  4. Judy Fisher says:

    Two of your objects to check out were blocked and it was not recommended we go there. Help Are they not blocked when you look at them?

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Judy – None of the links are blocked when I view them on my laptop and phone. I use the Chrome browser. Your computer may have high security? Not sure, but I always make sure that the links I share are real and legitimate. What are the two link topics? I can take a look for you.

    2. I still use the sewing machine I got for my 18th birthday and I think I could be slightly older than you. Especially appreciated the article on “brain dump.”

      1. Diane Henkler says:

        Hi Nancy – I love the simple Singer – no bells and whistles to break. :-). I can lose focus so easily during the day, the brain dump is my #1 best thing I do that helps keep me on track.

  5. Thank you for another wonderful post. I am going to try the valentine box for my daughter, I think she will love it!