Style Scouting: Vol. 64

Hi my dear readers… I know I am a day late in getting my weekly Style Scouting post up, but I know you understand.

Pot of fall flowers on kitchen island.

These were waiting for me when I got home. Ed knew I was missing fall when I was out in Los Angeles. They made me smile and happy to be home.

The reason, I got behind is that my stay in Los Angeles was unexpectedly shortened. My son-in-law’s father got time off and wanted to help out and spend time with Zoe, so I came home a week earlier than planned. Ed will switch with him next week.

Whenever I get back from being away from home, it always takes me some time to get back into the groove I was in before leaving. That is what I have been doing since returning home – unpacking, going through mail, dealing with time zone change, errands, etc.

I am happy to report I am back in my groove now, so it won’t be so quiet on the blog.

I also wanted to tell you that my granddaughter is doing well with her current treatment. When I left LA, she was happy and playing like she used to which was so nice to see. I will miss being her daily buddy while her mom and dad work. :-)

Posts You May Have Missed This Week:

I write posts for two types of readers. Mostly new posts for you and all my blog readers and subscribers. I also write posts for Google. The search engine likes long and thorough topic coverage. Posts like this help me find new readers that are searching Google for home decor topics. This is the kind of post I wrote earlier this week.

Now onto the inspiring links I found this week.

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I miss the kitchen banquette in my previous house. It was made from wood – I have never seen a woven one before shown in the photo above.

10 questions to ask before buying home decor and furnishings.


A great tutorial on building a wall of floating shelves.

This brick fireplace looks great after getting slurried.


A free holiday planner to help you keep everything you need to do for the holiday season all in one organized place.


I plan to make these this week.

If you like bacon and mac and cheese…. this is for you.

A healthier version of a classic fall treat.

Simple and cute cookies to make for Halloween.

Fashion & Beauty

My wardrobe staple… Luluemon like leggings at a fraction of the price.

Out & About

Incandescent “twinkle lights” for a Christmas tree look magical, but are getting harder each year to find as many Christmas tree lights are now LED. I have searched and did find a few still being made:

Fun & Interesting

If you ever played in the sand or like the beach – this is amazing!

You may know about PopSockets for a cell phone, but have you seen Popotics?

How to tell real products from scams when shopping online.

Something To Think About

The Healing Power of Reminiscing.

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  1. It’s always great to read your blog whenever you can write it! Welcome back home and blessings to you and your family. Cool that Ed knew what you would like to see when you returned home!

  2. Carol Heartfelt Whimsies says:

    It’s good to see your post and know that your dear granddaughter is doing well. Enjoy your time at home catching up with blog and home duties! Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Susan Verbaan says:

    It is a wonderful feeling when we parents of adult children can help out when difficult times arise. I did not see your post about the health struggles of your granddaughter
    but I am praying that Zoe is receiving all the care and love she needs to get well.
    Sue Verbaan

  4. So glad Zoe is doing well-prayers for all.

  5. I am glad that you are back home!

  6. Hi Diane…I always look forward to getting your posts…I’m so glad Zoe is feeling better..enjoy the fall in SC!!

  7. Thanks for the easy and quick decoration ideas. I recently moved to a very small house and have no storage place for Christmas decorations. I’m glad to hear your granddaughter is doing better.

  8. Glad to hear that Zoe is doing well….I’m sure you will miss your special time with her 💗. Lots of fun things in this post! Thank you and welcome back 😊

  9. So glad you are back home safe and sound. So good to hear that Zoe is doing well and gets to spend time with all her loving grandparents. Lots of timely info on the blog today Amazing Lady!! Yes, have to make those taffy apples, and need to head to Home Depot for some twinkle lights. And will check with my daughter and daughter-in-law for sizes for the leggings. And who wouldn’t love the free Holiday Planner? Thanks for all the inspiration!

  10. SO glad she’s doing better… Lots of prayers going up for her and for your family! Are those Christmas lights twinkling or more like flashing?

  11. Jane Conheady says:

    Been thinking about Zoe! Glad you two had some special time together and especially that things are going well for her.

  12. Hi Diane,
    I applaud your upbeat frame of mind and admire your dedication to your family. A lot of people think parenting ends when the children have grown, gotten married and ate off on their own, but I think for many of us the parenting never stops.
    Today I’m home alone while my husband is off working with my son who fell off his roof a week ago Sunday. Mike broke his leg (we are thankful that’s the only injury) and had surgery a week ago. He owns his own landscaping business so his father is doing his route with him, cutting grass and trim miming while Mike goes with him to see his customers.
    We are glad that we can be a help to him. In January we had our oldest move in with his future wife so she could be treated for lung cancer in Boston. She is responding well to a clinical trial. They’ve since married and now commute 3 times a month back and forth to Florida.
    What a year this has been for many of us. We’ve shared wonderful moments as a family as well as witnessed such tragic circumstances. Both sons are in their mid to late 40’s. We can’t take away their pain as you well know, but we can be here for them, share their triumphs and tears and continue to be their parents.
    I think of you often, Diane and keep you and your family in my prayers.