Style Scouting: Vol. 50

This is my 50th Style Scouting post, although I do have more than 50 of this link-roundup-type of post here on the blog. I used to call these posts, Friday Favorites, Weekend Links and a few other names until I came up with the title of Style Scouting.

Creating the posts is fun and actually easy since I don’t have to take and edit photos, write a tutorial and do a lot of backend optimizing of them for Google.

When I first started to create the posts, I was not sure readers would be interested, but found just the opposite. So thanks for reading.

Posts You May Have Missed On The Blog This Past Week:


This home in the Adirondacks. I love the long views through the front and back of the house and the fact that is has a cozy feel even though it is a huge home.

Waffle texture dishtowels by Nicole Miller Home

My HomeGoods find of the week. I bought a 3-pack of these Nicole Miller Home waffle texture dishtowels in blue. I also saw an acid-green color. If you like them and don’t have a HomeGoods near you, here are similar ones.

I call these – “summer on the deck” candles.

The most popular kitchen trend this summer.


When your deck needs a little color and style.

So smart – no more ugly trash cans. And this idea to cover an ugly path in a yard.

Have you ever wanted to add a hidden pocket or two to a dress? Well, it is easier than you think…. here is how to do it.

If you have any wood look tile in your home, keep this as a reference.

When you want a backyard pergola, but have no DIY skills.

An easy and stylish way to dry herbs.

Fashion & Beauty

A summer weight casual dress I have been wearing to go out and about.

This flutter sleeve top. I have it in brown. It is lightweight and cool

I mentioned in a previous post that layer sunscreen on my face and am always looking for ways to remove it easily at the end of the day. One reader mentioned this creamy cleanser where water is not the first ingredient. It is my new go-to. It has a light scent and is inexpensive.

I have been living in these shorts.

I have these in grey and black. I wear them under my cute summer dresses that may feel a bit too short when bending down.


When you want all your spice jars to match. I like this style since they fit together both lined up on a shelf or laying down inside a drawer.

Eat & Drink

Easy Sangria-Recipe

A refreshing summer drink. A recipe to make and another you can buy.

If you like tomatoes, this recipe looks delish.

On a hot summer night when you don’t want to turn on your oven. These were so good (I made mine vegan) and can be grilled.

Fun & Interesting

The phone number you will never forget. For me the number is: 659-6236 :-)

This is one of those… “what will they think of next ideas”. How clever is this PopSocket for your phone? And also this style!

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  1. Thank you so much for including our mini boardwalk in your roundup!! xoxoxo Linds

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Lindsay – I loved your mini-boardwalk – it is such a great idea that made your backyard look seamless and attractive.

  2. Love the Pop Socket! Great stocking stuffer idea!!
    The landline article was so touching. 116-J and 458-6737 will forever be etched in my mind.
    Thank you for such a wonderful blog. I always learn something each time you post.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Patti – When I saw the Pop Socket I knew it would be perfect for me. The hard part was choosing what design. :-) It makes me happy to know that you enjoy my blog and posts. Thank you for reading. XO

  3. I read with utter joy the article about the missing land line. I can certainly relate…Raymond4-1715, even before we had complete numbers! We, too, had a party line. We also had a little hour glass timer by the phone so that long distance calls weren’t too long to go over our budget. We just recently cut our cord, and it was difficult, but we have adjusted. I did, however, buy 2 vintage phones just for the fun of it. Such fond memories. Lots of great articles in this Motherwell site, too. Thanks for so many fun ideas.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Ellen – I really enjoyed the missing of the landline article, too. Like you mentioned, I remember when there was a word first in a phone number. Mine was Oldfield9. It changed in the early 70-‘s to become OL9 and then 659. Then in the 90’s in the Philadelphia area all phone numbers required you use the area code all the time when dialing the number.

      I have one pink vintage Princess phone that I can’t part with. It is not connected, but I love it for the fond memories.

  4. FYI – your link to a cleanser actually goes to a moisturizer.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Shelley – Thank you so much for taking the time to tell me I had the wrong link to the cleanser. The jars look alike. I fixed the link in my post and here it is: