Style Scouting: Vol. 72

Thanks for stopping by for this week’s Style Scouting. My Sunday post where I share the random stuff that captured my attention or inspired me that I found online.

How is your December going so far? Are you taking it easy and enjoying the season? That would be me this year – making sure to focus on the parts of the season I love the most.

Ed has been out in LA, so I have just been hanging out by myself all week getting a lot done, listening to Christmas music and watching holiday movies.

When I looked over my collection of Christmas movies, I have many, but my absolute favorites that I can watch over and over again are:

Do you have any favorite Christmas movies that you can watch on repeat and love every minute?

Posts You May Have Missed This Week:

Now onto the inspiring ideas and links I found this week:


This room has the vintage style I love to see at Christmastime.

One modern, yet cozy kitchen.

This Christmas candle is inexpensive and the holder can be reused when the candle has burned away.

Have you heard of Very Peri? You will soon.


DIY Wood Artificial Christmas Tree Stand
photo: Pine & Prospect

This tree stand is such a great idea as I don’t like the metal stands that come with artificial trees. See this post to read how it was made. It is halfway down in the post.


This make it yourself by recycling ornament is brilliant!

This tree ornament can be made in minutes.

Christmas Food & Entertaining

The cutest Christmas cookies. Oh! wait so are these.

This will make kids and adults alike want to spread on a cracker.

This look like a delicious way to make sweet potatoes.

A very clever, pretty and festive cake.

I can’t wait to try this the next time I set up a serving platter.

Floating snowflakes for your hot cocoa.

Fashion & Beauty

My sister gave me sample bottles of this shampoo. I liked it so much, I just bought a full size bottle. It makes my hair very shiny with no flyaways.

Fun & Interesting

The best holiday hacks for entertaining.

If you love snow globes. This one is tiny, but clever.

Something To Think About

Holiday presence.

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As always, thanks so much for reading. XO

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  1. Helen Moss says:

    Hi, Diane!
    Merry Christmas to you and yours.

    I wanted to ask you about your wooden bead garland. I think you purchased yours, but I found a bead supplier who has wooden beads, and wanted to know roughly a ballpark for the size of the beads on yours, and how long it is. It looks so versatile, that I want to make one or two for myself, but in different colors.

    The idea for the yarn ball garland is stupendous. I teach crochet and passed it along to all of my students. We ALL have balls of yarn that we don’t know what to do with.

    Thank you for all you do! You really are encouraging.
    Love and prayers for little Zoe.


    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Helen – The white beaded garland I have is from Pottery Barn. The size of the beads are 1-1/2″ in diameter. I also made one myself with tassels on the ends. The beads I used for this are 1″ (25mm) in diameter. You can see that one here:

      Thanks for thinking of Zoe. XO

  2. Lisa Farr says:

    Those are three of my favorite Christmas movies too! I often give people copies of Christmas in Connecticut because they have never heard of it. And if you haven’t seen Meet Me in St.Louis, it’s a lovely movie and Judy Garland sings Have Yourself a Merry Litle Christmas. I know your granddaughter has been ill, and I don’t know the details but please know your family is in my prayers. I hope you have a happy Christmas!

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Lisa –

      I have done the same thing with copies of Christmas in CT. I think people haven’t heard of it because it was never promoted like It’s a Wonderful Life or Miracle on 34th St. Have you ever watched the remake of Christmas in CT starring Dyan Cannon and Kris Kirstofferson? It is OK, but not as good as the original. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas.

  3. You continue to outdo yourself with each post. I have really enjoyed all the holiday ones. I hope you had a relaxing break this week with Ed gone. I also hope Zoe is continuing to do well. I’m sure she loves all the one-on-one attention and care she is receiving. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Hope to try last week vegan recipe soon.

    1. Desiree Ratay says:

      Thank you for all of your lovely, inspiring and thoughtful posts. I’m wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a truly healthy New Year. My favorite Christmas movies that I like to rewatch are: Christmas with the Coopers, Fred Claus and The Christmas Chronicles (the first one) – all have humor and are touching – my favorite combo. Merry Christmas!