Style Scouting: Vol. 199

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.

Yesterday was a big day for me.

1. It was my birthday – hello 65! I still feel like I am 29. :-)

2. The grandkiddies, my daughter, Kelly and SIL came and will be staying for a week.

3. The annual 4th of July celebration on the lake I live on was last night with fireworks over the lake. It was a little early, but they like to celebrate before the 4th instead of after. We can see them perfectly from our house so we had a party to celebrate it all.

With the way July 4th falls within the week, we will celebrate again on Thursday. If you live in the USA, I hope you have an enjoyable day celebrating our country’s independence.

4th of July on Lake

Please Read This

IMPORTANT NOTE: A few weeks ago I wrote that I would be changing how the links in my Style Scouting posts open when you click on them after hearing from many readers who prefer they open in the same window when reading my post on a phone.

Since then, I have heard from more readers who prefer the opposite way -that the link opens in a new tab.

To make everyone happy:

In each item I share, the link within the sentence will open in new tab. If you prefer reading where the link opens in the same tab. Click the link at the end of each item that is in parentheses like this: (open in same tab).

Posts You May Have Missed This Week:


This Bay Area Bungalow. – (open in same tab)

This home renovation has fun before and after sliders on the images so you get the wow factor! – (open in same tab)

Being 65 now I am in the age group that has seen dozens of decorating trends come and go, I like seeing this one make a comeback. – (open in same tab)

The art of pattern drenching when decorating. – (open in same tab)


This is great looking DIY – I am going to be making one for my deck. -(open in same tab)

Making over a piece of furniture is a project that you can do indoors on a hot day. Here is some makeover inspiration. – (open in same tab)

A clever use for old spindles. – (open in same tab)

Organizing & Cleaning

Is it storage or art? – (open in same tab)

How to keep your white sneakers, white. – (open in same tab)

Home Improvement

Why I am done making my house look like a magazine. (open in same tab)

A cozy comfy breakfast nook reveal. – (open in same tab)

Thinking about adding a fence somewhere in your yard, here are a few nice wood fencing ideas. – (open in same tab)


One delicious way to quench your thirst this summer. – (open in same tab)

I have never made an icebox cake. This Cannoli one looks delish. – (open in same tab)

A simple, yet delicious way to serve asparagus. – (open in same tab)

Out & About

I am looking forward to seeing this movie starring a 90 year old. It looks very enjoyable. – (open in same tab)


This is one smart way to water flowers or plants on a patio or a place where you don’t have a hose. – (open in same tab)

A gate like this would elevate any patch of garden. (open in same tab)

Fun & Interesting

Something sweet as well as red, white and blue to make for the 4th. – (open in same tab)

Did you know a Dutch Oven can do more then simmer veggies and sear meat? – (open in same tab)

USPS is honoring Jeopardy host Alex Trebek with a postage stamp! (open in same tab)

Something to Think About

The joy of “do not disturb“. – (open in same tab)

Another number trick for you this week. If you begin to ever feel anxious about anything, try the 3-3-3 rule. (open in same tab)

“No one keeps every book they read which means the ones they keep are important. A person’s library is like a fingerprint. The books on their shelves are a collection of memories and wishes. They’re as unique as a snowflake.”- Nora, from the Secret Society

Oh… So Stylish Finds

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  1. Melanie R says:

    Happy birthday!

    You are wonderful for figuring out how to make everyone happy with the links. I read your Sunday posts on my laptop, so I love that I can open the links in new tabs. Thank you!

  2. I too appreciate your offering of two types of tab opening. Thank you for that extra work. I read on a computer and I enjoy keeping the tabs open to refer back to what you pointed out as interesting and even to refer back to later in the day or week, such as the recipes for meal planning. Thanks

  3. Happy birthday! My husband and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary on the 29th!
    Love the umbrella table idea. I think a wider base would help keep the table from toppling when the umbrella is open and it’s a bit breezy. Very clever.
    We like mint juleps and ice tea. Never thought to combine the two and what better (and easier) way to enjoy is to make a pitcher of them.
    Roasted asparagus is the only way I prepare it. Delicious!
    The red, white, and blue cake looks so fun.
    I discovered the DND function on my phone recently and use it daily. Helps keep me focused and relaxed.
    I just remember and practice the 3-3-3 technique.
    Thank you for your Sunday posts. They are always so informative and inspiring.
    Have a great week and celebrations with your friends and family! ❤️🇺🇸

  4. Thank you for your work on the links/tabs. Having options works for me! Enjoy your week with family!

  5. Happy birthday. I appreciate the hard work for the tabs that you did, thank you.

  6. Happy Birthday! Some interesting links this week. Hope you have a terrific week with your family! ;)

  7. Happy Birthday to you and your sis🎉🎂🌷

    Loved all the great ideas today. I just had two beautiful chairs delivered for my living room and they are very close to the blue of the sofa in the Bay Area Bungalow. So pretty😍

    Have an amazing week with family and a safe4th🇺🇸

  8. Michele M. says:


    Hope your entire year is truly fantastic. Good health, joy and peace be with you, D.

  9. Fireworks & family for your Bday sounds fantastic! Happy 65th!!

  10. Anonymous says:

    LOVE the link button so I can leave it open to read later!!!!!!

  11. Happy belated birthday to you, hope you had a wonderful day and many happy returns.
    I really enjoy these posts when they arrive, its so good to get ideas and see homes that one can only dream of, lovely.
    I also want to say a massive THANKYOU for changing back to the way we can view posts, I kept forgetting I wasn’t on a different link and had to start afresh, so happy its ‘back to normal’.
    Hope you have a good July 4th. xx