Style Scouting: Vol. 33

Hello friends –

Thanks for stopping by for this week’s 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.

On Tuesday, I finished up my physical therapy sessions for my right thigh and hip. They feel back to normal which I am so happy about.

At the end of each therapy session, the therapist used a Hyperice Hypervolt cordless vibration massage gun over my leg muscles. If you’ve ever visited a physical therapist, you’ve probably seen it. It works like a mini jack-hammer to help loosen tight muscles, reduce soreness and improve range of motion. My leg muscles never felt so good.

When I realized that once I stopped going to PT, I wouldn’t be getting that treatment anymore, I was a little sad.

The physical therapist told me I could buy one at Best Buy. I had no idea it was such a popular product with many lower priced knock-offs. I bought one, even though it was pricey. If it can make my leg muscles feel so good along with keeping fit, it’s worth every penny. It’s pure bliss for sore or tight muscles. I feel like I am walking on air after a session with it.

On Thursday I got out and about in the sunny 74 degree day. Spring is on its way. I spent most of the morning at Lowes getting supplies for a few upcoming DIY’s and bought wood so Ed and I can make a new large table top for the kitchen table.

I will post all about it once we get it together. I hope to have it completed for Easter week when my family will be visiting.

On the Blog this Past Week:

What I Found Inspiring This Week:

Interior Design: @marieflaniganinteriors | Photography: @juliesoefer

Decorating

I am seeing arches show up in a lot of interiors lately. I like this one in photo above.

And speaking of the interior arch trend, I am not sure I like the arch they added in this affordable, no shiplap makeover by Chip and Johanna. What do you think?

I do like this arch, though – it’s painted and when the trend is over, you can simply paint over it.

The serene home of Dakota Johnson.

Elegant, vintage rustic kitchens.

For anyone trying to come up with a name for your personal decorating style that I posted about recently. This article may give you a few name ideas.

What this blogger did was complex, but a smart way to ease the burden of doing the laundry for her active family.

Lifestyle

What’s wrong with my plant!

If you like to garden – you will find these irresistible.

Over 60 and female? Aging is more joyful than we think.

DIY

I dressed up the utility sink in my previous home using a decorative embellishment and fabric. This blogger used wood to totally disguise hers.

Just add moss. A decorative Easter decoration to make.

A thrift store find gets a simple tweak and now looks styling on a counter or table.

Eat

I made these last week – yum! I don’t eat anything with processed sugar and used unsweetened chocolate chips that I bought at Trader Joes.

I plan to make this tonight for dinner. And these easy dessert kabobs.

What I Bought

I am thinking about getting this clever gadget for my kitchen counter backsplash outlet to hide electrical cords. I also took note of some of these ideas.

I live in a bathing suit most weekends in the summer. I bought this suit and love how it looks and fits.


Starting on Monday this week. I will be sharing decorating ideas for SPRING around the house. so stayed tuned if you like to change things up for the season.

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

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

Have a fabulous weekend and week ahead.

XO

Diane

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16 Comments

  1. Catching up! Love the look of the bathing suit, but read some complaints about the neck line being too high. Do you have problems with it being too high when you sit, or getting a “choke?”

    1. Hi Crystal – If you are not used to a bathing suit with a higher neck than most, it might taking getting used to. :-) Most have V or scoop necks. I have been wearing a suit like this with the net across the top for many years and have not felt it was too high or choking when sitting.

  2. So many good things here… Peanut Butter Energy Balls look so yummy and the Easter Bunny DIY is adorable ?. The swimsuit is great looking?
    Can’t wait to see your new table top!

  3. I so want to order your vibration massage gun but curious if I could use in the neck / shoulder area. And, living on the Gulf Coast I am checking out your bathing suit too.

    If you would like to share this with Nancy please do or just delete from my comment.
    Nancy, if you haven’t heard about plexus plant based products they are wonderful. You can get healthy and lose weight too. My husband and I got our best blood work ever and we give using plexus the credit. Plexus along with the non processed foods and recipes would be a game changer for you. I would be glad to share personally with you. I don’t actively sell plexus but have signed up several close friends and relatives to be able to get healthy while enjoying wholesale prices.

    1. Hi Teresa – Good question. According to my physical therapist and the directions that came with my massage gun, you can use it on any muscle. You just should not use it on bone – like a kneecap or elbow or the front of the hip or any joints that have been replaced. It also states that is should not be used when pregnant or people with diabetes, suffer from migraines, epilepsy or neuropathy.

  4. In regards to arches, I think they are quaint and are best suited for small doorways rather than large ones. I see them as an “accent” to a room like a nice necklace to accent a blouse!

  5. I love that swim suit! I just ordered it and can’t wait to try it on. Attractive, full coverage suits are hard to find. You’re looking great – I really notice your weight loss and am trying to do the same. But have found that it is so much harder as you get older.

    1. Hi Dena – Thanks – When I saw that suit, I loved it right away and even more now that I tired it on and it fits perfectly. :-) I am planning a post on how I have lost weight and living healthy very soon.

  6. Thank you for these Style Scouting posts. I just spent 2.5 hours this morning following almost all of the links! I especially enjoyed the over 60 joy article and the Emily Henderson decorating articles. Thank you for the time you take putting together these posts! Desiree

    1. Hi Desiree – :-) This is just what a blogger loves to hear. Thank you so much for taking the time to tell me that you are enjoying my site. I really appreciate it and hope I can continue to inspire you.

  7. You look great in your recent pictures…….so small. I have had several illnesses/diseases in the last 5 years. Between the medicines/steroids, I have really put on the weight. I am physically not able to do a lot of exercise but would love to read about your journey to eating only non processed foods and or recipes. I have tried many things but I tend to eat when I am in pain. I’m sure this would make some wonderful blog posts that your readers would love. Thanks and take care.

    1. Hi Nancy – Sorry to hear that you have had to face challenges over the past 5 years. I have been focused on changing not only what I eat, but a shift in lifestyle. It has not happened overnight, but has been a 3 year long journey to get here. I am putting a detailed post together and will have it ready to post soon. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.

  8. I loved this post! You’re a strong woman both physically and mentally and I am glad you’re doing better. Lisa Renee’s article is spot on! Albeit, I turned 70, I still struggle with acceptance of wrinkles and crepey skin?. I am so blessed to have good health and can do most anything I’ve always done. So, Renee’s article made me stop and think about how lucky I am and so what if I have chicken neck! I’ve earned my wrinkles and should wear them with honor! I’m happy arches are a coming trend because I live them and have several niches with arches in my home! Take care and God bless.

    1. Hi Cecilia – I agree with you – I feel good and life is good, so what if my neck is going south. It doesn’t change my zest for life. As you mentioned. We earned them. :-)