Style Scouting: Vol. 32

Hello friends – Happy weekend.

Thanks for stopping by for this weeks Style Scouting where I share what’s up in my life and the random stuff that captured my attention or inspired me that I found online.

Did you realize Monday is March 1st! Spring is only 3 weeks away! The countdown is on.

Coming up on the blog, I will be sharing ideas on how I am transitioning to Spring decor.

On the Blog This Week:

Decorator Secret Why you should give a name to your decorating style

You may have missed:

Ed and I spent the weekend with our daughters to help celebrate our youngest’s 31st birthday. It has been a rainy weekend so far, but we are still having fun as both our daughters live in the same town, so we get to see all of them in one visit.

We have to get in as many visits as we can until June when Zoe, and her mom and dad will be moving to California. :-( Staying positive and thankful for apps like Facetime, Skype and Zoom that will become our new norm for weekly visits.

What I Found Inspiring This Week…


This home tour. :-)

Some say this is becoming a decorating trend – that it is relaxing, I don’t get it.

For my next furniture makeover, I want to try this DIY treatment. Or this one, but painted white.

I enjoyed this fascinating look into Shaker style.

A very pretty kitchen design portfolio.

Making spring happen early with these. They look so real. I bought then in white for my kitchen.


Making ground chicken for dinner never looked so good when made into these.

For chocolate lovers that can never get enough.

This makes the best omelettes. Fluffy and light that you can fill with anything you like.


A clever idea to use up fabric scraps.


The first influencer of our times reflects on her journey.

11 Easy Ways to Uncomplicate Your Life

Tips for the lazy gardener.

For your next getaway.


One of my absolute favorite orchestral pieces made into a fun video. I first heard the piece in the movie Who’s Minding the Store when I was a teenager.

For all foodies out there. Did you know these food facts?

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

And…If you’re catching up on blog posts you may have missed, be sure to sign-up to get my newest posts via email to stay up to date with everything that’s happening here on the blog and more.

As always, thanks so much for being a reader of my blog.

Have a fabulous weekend and week ahead.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


  1. mary haddock says:

    I don’t know if you’ve heard of it or not but the app Marco Polo is a great app to have. You can record a video and they can watch it at their convenience. It won’t take the place of the live video but it is a great way to communicate. Spur of the moment ideas or questions. It’s way better than texting. I use it a lot – way more than I thought I would. It’s just so convenient. And free.

  2. Thanks for sharing these links. I really enjoyed the food facts one. I had never heard of the Great Molasses Flood in Boston. What a nightmare! Reminds me of the move The Blob.

  3. Loved this edition of Style Scouting! The picture of you, Ed and Zoe belongs in a frame on your wall. I think I see a trip to California in your future. I really enjoyed reading the historical piece on the Shakers. Think I may follow this blog to see how the house comes out. I’m all about gardening and the Tips for Lazy Gardening was good. I shared it on my garden clubs FB group page. I am tempted to purchase those tulips but I have a large bin full of silk flowers I need to purge before I will allow myself to buy any more. They are very pretty and will look great in your kitchen. Have a good week. Hubby and I are getting our 2nd Covid vaccine on Thursday! Have you and Ed gotten yours yet? You are probably not old enough.

  4. Carole Kriebel says:

    Hi Diane,
    I’m so happy that you are spending time with your sweet granddaughter. As a person whose grand girls live in Vancouver and UK.I know how you are feeling. We have hours of zoom and FaceTime under our belts. The one thing I used to get their attention when they were young— an Elmo puppet and a kid book that played a tune when opened. They would come running to see what was happening.

    You are so clever…you can even play games and do crafts together.


  5. I don’t get how having decor levitating would be anything other than unnerving.

    1. Hah, imagine how unnerving for anyone you ask to water your plants while you are away!

  6. Catpainter says:

    I’m seeing a lot of wrapped furniture and nightstands and love the softer textural look. Saw one yesterday in an ad where they wrapped a parson’s sofa table in Sunbrella fabric, lightly padded. Looked terrific but sounds like it would be a mess to keep clean. Ad said you could clean coffee spills and pen marks. I have a 50-year old Parson’s table that has been painted, wallpapered, stenciled, you name it, and was looking for something new to do with it. Your makeover tip nailed it for me. Can’t wait to try. Besides, my two cats would approve. And I could use leftover fabric for throw pillows in the room. PS Feb/Mar House Beautiful if you are curious. Thanks, Diane. Love your instinct for new trends.

  7. Hi Diane! The picture of you and Ed with Zoe is perfection! You and Ed look fabulous…and btw, that color looks lovely on you. “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” ~ Clare Boothe Luce
    Thank you! I now have a new mantra; it’s comfortable and feels like me…a perfect fit. There is much wisdom and plenty to ponder in ’11 Easy Ways to Uncomplicate Your Life’, also some great journal prompts.
    As for the Levitating Decor? To quote my 14-year-old grandson, Spencer, “That’s a hard ‘no’ “! Just, no. I don’t get the relaxing part, either.
    Today’s Style Scouting is jam-packed with so many things to browse, try, DIY, cook and learn, I can’t wait to get started.
    Have a wonderful weekend, Diane! Tell Ed “hi” and make sure to let him know at least one of your readers thinks he looks awesome.