Style Scouting: Vol. 29

It’s Super Bowl Sunday. Thank you for stopping by for my weekly collection of ideas, tips and inspiration that I call Style Scouting.

Will you be watching the game?

From what I have been reading, it is going to be a much lower-key super bowl. Ed and I will be watching from home, I will probably be reading while it is on, looking up from my book from time to time to see what is happening. How about you? Are you going to watch or make anything special to munch on?

I haven’t planned ahead for what to serve while we watch. I will have to search for “Superbowl Food for Two” ideas to see if I can whip up something special for Ed and I to eat while we watch the game. Whatever your Sunday night looks like, I hope it is an enjoyable one.

What Was On The Blog This Past Week:

Inspiring Things and Creative Ideas I Found Online This Week


I was totally intrigued just reading the words….”on the coast of Maine.” This is one noteworthy home both inside and out.

Looking for a way to add style to plain interior doors? This easy idea will make them look high-end.

This furniture makeover. So good!

A small kitchen gets a colorful makeover.

I have just the place to lean this. Will be thinking of a way to DIY it.


I am a hands-free handbag kind of girl. When I saw this, I loved it. Will be making one to hold my cellphone, keys, lipstick and credit card when I am out & about.

I will also be making a few of these. A smarter way to not only save money when cleaning your home, but also better for the environment.

You know I enjoy repurposing items – like using a tablecloth to make drapes or chair cushions. I wish I had the sewing skills to use a tablecloth to make something as stylish as this blogger did.


If you enjoyed The Dig on Netflix, here are some interesting facts about the story, what was found and the main characters.

Ed and I are watching Longmire on Netflix. Ed has read a few of the books and wanted to check out the series. I didn’t think I would like it. I was wrong. I am totally enjoying it.

Smart advise to see how your life can become better with less – it’s not just material possessions.

Have you watched this new show yet on the Magnolia Network? Is it worth signing up for Discovery + to see it ?

Need a getaway? Consider some of these isolated short term rentals across the USA where you can avoid crowds and look at water, mountain, or pastoral views for a few days.

This super soft cowl neck tie sweatshirt . I also like the fact that it is slightly longer in the back.

Last but not least. I will leave you with this…my favorite find of the week. Smart advise that CoCo at The Crowned Goat made into this graphic using great advise another home dec blogger – Stacy Risenmay wrote…

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. Gail Vernali says:

    Great post Diane you packed so much information into this post, I didn’t finish it until Monday night. I enjoyed reading the facts about the movie “The Dig” I loved the movie it was a great break from building for Joe and I but after reading the link you provided I see it as something that could have been better. The house is almost done we are days away from moving in and now I can’t wait to get my sewing machine out to create some of these ideas. Now which box did I put the old tablecloths in. Thanks for “digging” for such great content for this post.

    Hope to see you soon.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Gail – Thanks XO I can’t wait to see your house. I am sure you are eager to get all your favorite stuff out of storage and set up in your new home. Text me if you need any help moving in.

  2. So sweet of you to share, Diane, thank you so much. Those words have been with me since I found Stacy’s quote and I’ve written them in my journal too. She is such an inspiration. I love that you are watching Longmire! I was shocked at how much I loved that series too. He just sort of melts your heart with every new episode :) Hope your week is a special one, CoCo

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi CoCo – When I saw you had made the quote into a graphic and who wrote it, I loved it even more. You always have the best ideas. We started Season 3 of Longmire. I know I will be sad when we reach the end.

  3. I love your Style Scouting posts. The Dig was really good. Thanks for recommending it.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Vikki – I wish there were more movies on Netflix and Prime like The Dig. I love finding and getting recommendations about the good ones, too. :-)

  4. The Lost Kitchen and Floret are both amazing shows!!
    Enjoy following you!!


    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Thanks Linda – I think I will have to at least sign up for the Discovery + trial.

  5. So many inspiring ideas Diane. You certainly have a knack for finding some great ideas to get everyone inspired. Thanks for including my jean bag. I really enjoyed reading your post on this cold wintry Sunday.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Patti – I just love the crossbody bag. I already ordered the supplies to make it. Thanks for providing the links. I was lucky to get the last 2 straps in the color combo I wanted. Stay warm.

  6. Currently watching Longmire and loving it. That mirror is gorgeous and it really inspired me. I haven’t been doing many diys lately but do enjoy seeing what others create. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Gina – I will be so sad when we reach the end of Longmire. We just started Season 3 last night.

  7. I don’t sew but I have two sisters that do.
    I see a blue jeans crossbody and those
    fibercloth dusters coming my way!!!
    I know finding all of these great ideas takes lots of time and I certainly appreciate it.
    You must spend hours on the net finding just the “right” DIY ideas and decorating info.
    That kitchen proved what paint can do for
    cabinets in a short amount of time.
    Blue is my favorite color!

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Deb – I have ordered the supples to make a few of the crossbody bags as my sister loved it too. I may make a lining for mine if I can figure out how to do that as I have a lot of pretty leftover fabric from other projects.

  8. We truly enjoyed Longmire … and were so sad when it ended.
    Thank you for a great post with lots of inspiration!! Happy Sunday ?

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Lynn – My sister told me the exact same thing. :-) We are in Season 2. I Look forward to watching it every night. I am a little sad that we will be watching the Superbowl tonight instead of Longmire.

  9. Carla from Kansas says:

    Well Diane, it took me forever to get through your email this morning because I loved most of your great finds!! Thanks so much.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Carla :-) That is so nice to hear. I try to find a variety of items so there will be a little something for everyone.

  10. Hi Diane..
    Love that mirror! Not the $$$…I too, have a perfect place for one.
    Can’t wait to see what you create..

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Linda – I have always wanted a leaning mirror in my bedroom. Now I have search for something to use. The thrill of the hunt is on.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Thanks Brenda :-)