Style Scouting: Vol. 45

It’s Sunday, that means it’s time for Style Scouting.

This week I got 5 projects done which feels pretty awesome. I posted one already about my summer mantel. I was able to get them all done by “Batch DIYing”. Batch cooking has really made a difference for me, so I figured why not try it for getting projects done.

Instead of working on one project/blog post at a time until completion, I got 3 done in one day. Win/Win! :-) If you have never tried “batching” your work, it can really be a time saver.

June Horoscope for Cancer the crab
Wit & Delight

Early in the week, I read my June horoscope. It said exactly what I have been planning on doing in June, so I when I read it (above), it reinforced my plans to slow down. Slow down to catch up on backend blog tasks that have fallen through the cracks for way too long. I think my stars are aligned. :-)

Have you ever followed your horoscope? I think it is fun and reminds me of the late 1960’s when I was a pre-teen and horoscopes were very popular. Find your June horoscope and see if your stars are aligning. :-)

Sidewalk flower shop in Rouen France

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Now onto the…


A Hamptons beach house with one very chic and budget-friendly DIY fence.

Now this is a house that blends in with nature.

I like the casual air about this California coast home.

I am all about decorating with baskets and could not pass this lidded one by.

A decorative way to display a vintage collection.


3 creative mirror makeover ideas.

An easy to make unique wreath to make for your front door this summer.

If you burn candles in your home, do you know about this trick?

An excellent resource to keep on file when you want to know how to make a slipcover.


Charcuterie is so last year – have you tried this new take on creating one?

These look delish for breakfast.

Beauty & Fashion

I have to wear a wide brim hat when I go outside because of vitiligo on my face. This is my newest one – much less expensive then my current one and well-made, plus I like that it is packable for travel.

Now that it is summer and my legs and arms are exposed, I use and love this bath soap. It makes my aging skin look and feel better. I buy it at Walmart and TJ Maxx.


I finished this book last week and I just started this thriller. What books have you read and enjoyed lately? Please let me know in the comments as I would like to replenish my summer reading list.

I loved her first book and pre-ordered her second one that comes out in September.

Fun & Interesting

Even though I have seen this before, it is a fun flashback if you are over the age of 50. :-) I remember most of of the items shown.

Walmart is getting a new brand that will be coming to the stores soon.

This could come in handy for days-long power outages.

To Think About

A Google Exec who is also a mom has something to say.

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As always, thanks so much for reading. XO

image showing my favorite finds

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  1. Could be cute to do a teacup charcuterie so you have a little plate underneath to help you eat. For a ladies get together perhaps! Thanks for another great post!

    Loved Four Winds. About to start The Midnight Library.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Alison – Using a teacup would be so cute. I love the idea. I have Four Winds requested from the library and will add The Midnight Library to my list. Thanks for the recommendations.

      1. Halfway through Midnight Library and not really loving it so far. Hoping for a good ending.

  2. I am intrigued by the “Batch DIYing” and am going to look into this a little more, thanks.
    Oh boy, I knew what all 50 of the “old” things were. Some of them I still even use! I just turned 62 so I kinda already knew I was “old” ;-)
    Reading: If you like historical fiction you might like Eternal by Lisa Scottoline about Fascism and the Italian Holocaust or The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah which is about the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl era. I thoroughly enjoyed both books.
    Thanks as always for your posts. I ALWAYS find something interesting.

  3. I love that raffia wreath. I tried to leave a comment on her post, but it never went through. Do you think it would hold up on an outside unprotected door?

    Also, if you havent read The Push by by Ashley Audrain it is really good.

  4. Fond memories of those 50 items. Yes, I’m old and I’m proud of it.

  5. Christy H says:

    Since you like thrillers and if you haven’t already read them, I highly recommend author Harlan Coben. His stand alone books are my favorite but he also has a series you read in order that are excellent too!

  6. sheri silver says:

    Oh wow! Thank you so much (again!) for featuring me in your round up! I love these jarcuteries too!! :)

  7. Lise Boucher says:

    Loved your post this week!
    So many inspiring ideas!!
    Thank you, I appreciate your work!
    Sorry to hear you have developped vitiligo. You are still beautiful!