Style Scouting: Vol. 28

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Hello…and happy weekend.

Thank you for stopping by for my weekly collection of ideas, tips and inspiration that I call Style Scouting. I enjoy sharing the creative ideas I find that spark my imagination and give me the fuel to live the best life I can.

snow blowing a driveway

January is almost over and it is cold outside, even here in the south. Brrrr… I saw on the weather map that the northeast will be getting snow. We won’t get any here… just freezing temps.

I say if it is going to be bitter cold, it may as well snow. I miss a good snowy day where you are snowbound for a day, Ed does not. All he thinks of is having to shovel and snowblow like he had to do when we lived in Pennsylvania.

I enjoyed the coziness a snow day brings to the house. How about you. Snow… Yay or Nay?

Over the past few weeks I have been posting fewer posts. Reason is I decided to do catch-up on the never ending behind the scenes stuff that needs to be done on the blog.

Technical and purging stuff you don’t see, but makes for a better reading experience. It all takes time and will never be done as the digital world changes too frequently, but I try my best to stay on top of things.

As I write this I am snuggled on a recliner looking at the fire. It is making for one very cozy evening. Just what a cold winter night should be all about.

Is it cold and wintery in your area? If so… this will warm you up, especially if you just came in from shoveling snow. :-)

My Favorite Find This Week:

set of 3 round lidded baskets that vary in size.

You know I love lidded baskets. I have been wanting this trio for sometime. They are a little expensive, but worth it for me as I will use them forever. :-) They were finally discounted with free shipping. I used the code PINECONE to get the discount.

Inspiring Things and Creative Ideas I Found Online This Week

A reader sent this link my way. If you enjoy jigsaw puzzles, you may like this site.

I need to find a place for something like this.

When you are craving a little bit of colorful, pretty and spring. Kim knows how to deliver!

Such a great resource for home decorating DIY’ers.

Didn’t know I could use my slow cooker to cook more than stews.

21 Tiny Changes You Can Make in Your Home to Make Life Simpler in 2021

All ovens should come equipped with these!

Not a traditionally decorated cabin. This one has an appealing mix of modern and rustic.

One creative way to enjoy going out to dinner again.

If you love chocolate & peanut butter!!!

In case you missed it… my nightstand makeover.

Valentine's Day Gift and decorating Ideas to Make

Valentine’s Day is 2 weeks away. I don’t decorate the house, but I do like to make Valentine goodies and gifts to give to family and friends. I have made quite a few over the years.

If you are looking for a few ideas to give to the people you love, you can find my projects here: All Things Valentine.

If you enjoy these posts – You can find past Style Scouting posts here.

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Enjoy your Sunday. :-)

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  1. Where are the lidded baskets from? The ink doesn’t appear to be working. They are beautiful, and so practical too. Looks like you’re enjoying the cozy atmosphere you’ve created in your lovely home! Enjoy!

  2. I just finished watching The Dig last night and my first thought was, why aren’t there more good movies like this? Just an excellent movie.

    1. Hi Eileen – I couldn’t agree with you more. I said the same thing to myself. I didn’t want it to end. It is hard to find good movies to watch anymore. When I do see one I think will be good, I jump at the chance to watch. The Dig was a winner.

  3. Hi Diane, I’m with you on the snow issue – I love snow and think cold weather is much more enjoyable if it’s snowy! I watched The Dig, too, and really enjoyed it. I especially like the link to a simpler life in 2021. Those are great suggestions and I need to remind myself of them. Thanks for another great post!

  4. Hello Diane, from a very hot Cape Town, South Africa summer. I’ve been following your blog for many years and appreciate all the effort you put into it – truly inspirational.
    Keep cosy warm and stay safe

  5. Wow! This week a lot of things that inspired you have inspired me! Love these weekend lists. Thanks!

    1. Yay for snow, because we live in the Atlanta area and we rarely get it. I think if we are steadily having temps in the 20’s, and 30’s, we should have some snow, occasionally! Also lately it’s been cloudy and rainy a lot, so some beautiful, fluffy snow would cheer me up! P.S. I like the weekend links too. XO!