Style Scouting: Vol. 31

Before I get to this week’s links to all things I found inspiring online this week, I wanted to say thank you to everyone for the nice comments and emails you left me. XO They lifted my spirits quite a bit.

I am feeling much better and looking forward to feeling like myself again.

After explaining what I have been going through the past few weeks via my newsletter to my blog subscribers, I realized that readers who don’t get the newsletter had no idea what all the well-wishes in the comment section of my last post titled: Do I Have a Secret About Decorating were all about. :-)

Since that post was about a decorating subject, I didn’t want to include personal stuff, so I wrote about what was going on in my life in my newsletter.

For readers that don’t subscribe who read the comments in the post wondered if they missed a post, you didn’t. In a nutshell – I have been dealing with a hip problem and going to PT. I cut the tip of my left index finger off while cutting kale and got Shingles for a second time even having had the shot.

Dealing with one of these can be stressful, but 3 at the same time has left me a little out of sorts.

Thank you for your thoughts and kind words sent my way. XO :-)

Februweary adj. The state of being over winter

It’s been quite a week for the weather record books. If you are in Texas or areas hard hit with snow and power outages, I hope life is getting back to normal for you.

Spring-Mantel-using-repurposed-items

If you need some cheery color and touches of Spring in your day, you can find some colorful inspiration here: Spring and Easter Ideas for your home.

Decorating

When your decor needs a refresh, doing this may be just what it needs.

Two weeks ago I wrote about DIY’ing one of these. I really like their function but also the decorative aspect of them.

Do you like this kitchen design trend?

If you like looking at all kinds of houses. You will enjoy this Instagram acct.

Add Spring to your home using a tin can.

Make

This clever DIY.

One very cool IKEA hack.

Eat

If you like Pizza – have you ever had this on it?

Have you ever made eggs for breakfast this way? They look pretty good.

I will be making this easy, yet warm and hearty dinner this week.

Lifestyle

Need a dose of confidence?

Have you tried this stain remover? I just ordered it after being told it was the best for removing just about any stain new or old on not only your clothes, but upholstery and more.

Are you getting the right kind of rest? I didn’t realize there are different types.

To infinity, and beyond…

Some very good everyday tips.

Fun

Who lets the dogs out?

Ed and I will watch the last two episodes of Longmire on Netflix tonight and I am already sad that we have watched the whole series and it had to end. :-( Are you watching anything good lately on Netflix or Prime. I could use some recommendations.

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27 Comments

  1. Wow…… a wicker basket of troubles. We all have them and keep them secret sometimes, putting on a brave face because ‘nothing is wrong’. My heart goes out to you. You have cheered me many days when I had my own burdens to carry and for that I thank you.

  2. I am sorry to hear about what you have been going through. I appreciate you sharing it. Your blog followers really care about you and we pray for your well being! I hope you are on the upswing. God bless

  3. I meant to comment on last weeks post and say thanks for all the great tips. Sorry, you’re dealing with so much lately. I can relate and it’s getting old, that’s for sure. My husband and I also recently watched Longmire and liked it…..no spoiler from me, so that’s all I’ll say. We also watched “Fisherman’s Friend” on Netflix the other night. Nice, feel good, mostly true story. Take care, Diane, and I hope things get better for you soon.

    1. Thanks PJ :-) – We finished the last two episodes of Longmire last night. It was so good. I was sad we had reached the end. I will check out Fisherman’s Friend.

  4. Diane, I am sorry to read about your health issues….just what you needed with all the other negatives of the past year. Glad you are feeling better. I hope the doctor was able to reattach your fingertip, if that is even possible. Thank you for your posts. They help us all focus on positive thoughts. ?

    1. Hi Lonnice – Thank you. I am feeling so much better. The doctor was not able to reattach my finger tip, but the good thing was that the bone was not affected. It is healing fast which is truly amazing to watch on a daily basis. Staying positive always helps too. :-)

  5. As a kitchen designer I don’t recommend shelves above ranges, While lovely to look at, this could also be dangerous and a code violation. Codes in my state do not allow combustible material within 30 inches of the top of a range. The only way to safely do this would be to use a non-combustible material such as metal or stone.

    1. Hi Susan – Thank you for taking the time to comment on this. Good to know. It will be interesting to see if the trend goes anywhere and if it does, will we see stone and metal used.

  6. Completely forgot to mention Netflix, Virgin River! and Emily in Paris was a fun romp, Good Girls (which is on NBC but the seasons air on Netflix after), Call the Midwife, and last but totally not least: Outlander, a Starz series based upon the wonderful books by Diana Gabaldon, but Netflix airs each season after it premiers on Starz. She is a consultant on the series, it’s well done given the time constraints and telling an epic story on the small screen. It isn’t necessary to read the books, this is stand alone series, but oh glory! The books are magnificent, Diana Gabaldon writes prose that reads like poetry. Her books take years of research and are the only ones I’ve read multiple times and still come across a line that I didn’t remember the first 5 times I read one of the books.

    1. Hi Crystal – Thank you for the Netflix recommendations. :-) I have watched Outlander and really enjoyed it. Virgin River is really good. I can’t wait for Season 3. I will check out the others this week and put them on my list.

  7. There are so many good TV series on now, it’s hard to suggest just one. I loved Longmire. Justified was another and even better I thought. Hell On Wheels (Netflix) is really good. Also Netflix, The Last Kingdom, Ozark, Grace and Frankie, and on Amazon, Bosch (based upon the book series by Connelly), Goliath, and we really enjoyed Jack Ryan. The most talked about TV series however, with over 7 million viewers is Yellowstone on Paramount, starring Kevin Costner. It’s deliciously wicked but fair warning, lots of bad language. Hope you enjoy some of these and report back on which are your favorites.

    1. Thanks again Crystal for the all the Netflix recommendations. Will add these to my list also. Since you mentioned you thought Justified was better than Longmire, I think I will start with that.

  8. I just finished the first Season of Last Tango in Halifax and it was so very good! It’s a drama but with such interesting characters. I was hooked from the first episode.

  9. Netflix recommendation: Call the Midwife. It is MUCH better and with a much higher degree of content than the title might imply. Certainly not a “woman’s only” show to enjoy.
    Also, The Dig.

    1. Hi Linda – Thanks for the show recommendations. I have seen both of these and really enjoyed them. Another reader mentioned if I like Call The Midwife, to check out Bramwell on Prime. Some of the actors are in both series.

  10. That Rattan coffee table DIY is genius!!!
    Thanks for sharing and so glad to hear you’re doing better ?

  11. Hi Diane. So glad you are feeling better. I want to make your cooked cabbage recipe. Can you tell me which post it is in? Is there a way to go back and find all of the recipes you have posted? I remember quite a few that looked very good.
    Becky Edmonds

  12. So good to hear you’re feeling better. Netflix choices are very personalized but here are some I’ve enjoyed (some are old series): Bridgerton, Reign, Grace & Frankie, Sweet Magnolias, Heartland, Sweet Magnolias, Virgin River, The Crown, The Kominsky Method, Emily in Paris, Firefly Lane, Anne with an ‘E”, The Big Flower Fight, Schitt’s Creek, Outlander (of course) and a bunch of cooking shows. As you can guess many of these are aimed at female viewers.

  13. Love all the ideas …. and, I need something new to watch too. If you have seen Outlander, you’re in for a treat.

    1. Hi Linda – When choosing what to watch on Netflix or Prime it is like getting lost down a rabbit hole until you find something you like. Recommendations are the best way to save time. :-) I have watched Outlander – so good. Recently, I was watching an older TV show and there was the actor who plays Jamie – as a young teen. I recognized him right away. I don’t remember what the show was, just see the actor much younger made me smile.