Style Scouting: Vol. 36

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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.

It has been a short week for me. Ed and I were up in Charlottesville last weekend to celebrate Zoe’s second birthday and stayed past the weekend. We want to spend as much time with her as we can since she and her parents (my daughter, Kelly and son-in-law) will be moving to California in June. :-(

It’s a 7-hour car ride now to see them. We will have to fly after June. We are also planning a trip to visit them via a rented RV in the fall to take a leisurely trip across the country to reminisce about our cross-country trip to California when we first met.

Now that it is spring, the weather has been nice- warm enough to open the windows and enjoy the fresh air, but that didn’t last long – the weather did, but not the fresh air.

We had to close the windows because the pollen has started and is covering everything.

It has only been a few days and it is everywhere. It looks like smoke in the sky in every direction. It is on every surface, in my eyes, in my computer keyboard, on my shoes, on the lake shore.

Do you get extreme pollen where you live?

What You May Have Missed This Past Week:


This entry!

Inspiration for a collected look on your walls.

If you like homes and home decorating… this will WOW you!

One very unique sink!

Kitchen love.

For flower garden lovers. Inspiring flower bulb gardens.

Didn’t know you could use shaving creme to dye Easter Eggs.

I love her portfolio. And this one.

Thinking about painting the exterior of your home, here are colors to consider.

Can’t wait for the release of this book.


These are so cute to make for spring, and got me thinking what else I could I make using this medium, then I saw his trendy decoration DIY using a similar material.

If you enjoy doing jigsaw puzzles, this DIY is for you. Or if you are not into DIY, this is pretty nice to have.


For Easter brunch or dinner.

I watched this last night. Travel and food. Fun to watch. Now I have ideas on ways to make plant-based more Italian.

These look too pretty to eat.

Pretty and actually doable birthday cake decorating.

If you are eating plant-based and like the Power Ball recipe I shared last week, this Carrot Energy Ball recipe just landed in my inbox. I haven’t tried it yet, but will this week.


Now we know where the Easter Bunny lives.

And then there is this tree!

Shhh!….The animal whisperer.

What happens to your trash once the trash truck guys pick it up from the curb.

An artist with a “Light” touch.


If you were in your teens or twenties in the early 80’s, this is a fun flashback…

Proof that “everything that goes around, comes back around”.

Earlier this week, my younger sister texted me this currently running Old Navy ad and wrote…

Fashion is cyclical. I used to wear this exact shirt of yours when I was in high school in the 80’s and you were out of college living at home and working in retail display. It was one of my faves. I remember you dressing me for school like one of your fashion mannequins in the store. I wore a bandana just like this in the pic and the jeans. The only difference, I wore your Stan’s” aka… Adidas Stan Smith tennis sneakers. :-)

And one last item knowing that this is the week for eggs….

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Upcoming on the blog I will be sharing how I added spring to my living room, gave my bed a refresh and something I made for my coffee table that spins.

As always, thanks so much for reading. XO

Have a fabulous weekend and week ahead.



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  1. Thanks for sharing the portfolios. Especially love The Nesting Place portfolio photos.

  2. I was chuckling about your sisters evidence of the 80’s are back. We just got some cute clothes for my 20 yr old daughter and she looks like she walked right out of the 80’s!!
    I love it!!

    1. Hi Lynn – Now that we are older, it is fascinating to see the cycle happen. My sister found and sent me a photo of her in the outfit, she knew she had a photo since it was her favorite outfit when she was 17 and still in high school. :-)

  3. Soooo many great ideas all the time. I share them with family and friends.
    A little bit of this and that meets all my interests.
    Kudos to you, delightful articles everyone.
    Happy spring🌷💐🌸🌼🌺

  4. The RV trip in the fall sounds amazing. Our grand daughter ( & her new baby brother!) may be moving further away this year too. Really enjoyed the animal whisperer article. If I’m out walking & a bird doesn’t fly away when I walk by, I always say a few gentle words to them. Fascinating topic.

    1. Hi Holly – I am so thankful for Skype and Facetime so I can get to see Zoe often via my computer screen, otherwise I would be so sad to miss out on all her milestones. I find myself doing that with birds that don’t fly away too. We have a few herons that are always hanging around. We have names for them and I chat with them often. :-) It is fascinating.

  5. Enjoyed reading of your plant based journey. I have been on that journey as well. I also intermittently fast from 8 pm to 12 noon. Sad to say the pandemic has caused me to eat too much oil and sugar so my weight loss has stalled. You have inspired me to do better! Please keep sharing the recipes. Love the protein balls!

    1. Hi Sara – It is hard finding the balance of what works. I know when I eat too much peanut butter, my weight stalls, so I have to limit it. Somedays that is harder than others. :-) I will keep sharing recipes and more about eating WFPB.

  6. Isn’t it a great time of year? Just thinking about the things I would like to get done, and all the fixes I can do… I spent a long time this morning just looking at some of your links to “bless’er house” and then on and on… oh my. Let’s hope I live long enough to do half of these things… Enjoy this season, best to you and Ed! And Zoe, and your daughters and well I gotta go sand something

  7. Diane—
    I thoroughly enjoy your Sunday blogposts!! They are so chock-full of design goodies! I love having my morning coffee and reading through your “finds” of the week!
    Happy Easter

    1. Thanks Carol – This is so nice to hear. I enjoy getting these posts together for weekend reading with that in mind, to read and enjoy with morning coffee. :-) I hope you have very Happy Easter, too. I can’t believe it is this weekend already.