Style Scouting: Vol. 79

Happy Sunday!

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.

Since getting back from my latest trip to Los Angeles, I still have not been able to get back into my groove. I thought I could get right back into life and work, but a few obstacles have kept me from the time I need to get myself organized.

I have been feeling a bit overwhelmed and start one thing, only to jump into another thing on my list – especially trying to keep up with all that blogging now requires that it didn’t when I first started 12 years ago. Reading this is helping me to focus on what is important and getting back into my groove.

Yesterday was so nice weather wise that Ed and I went out on the lake on our boat. The warm sunshine felt great. Tonight we will plan to eat dinner while watching the Superbowl. …very low-key, but enjoyable.

I hope you find something inspiring in this post. Have a great week. XOXO

Posts You May Have Missed This Week:


I have a serious case of cabin fever after reading this post.

I like the subtle yet fresh color on these walls.

I like these 2022 Interior Design trends. And the trends that endure.

I am enjoying following this house build.

I could happily live in this home transformed from a barn.

12 ways to give your kitchen personality.


I like easy, pretty and crafty projects like this using basic stuff.

I always enjoy seeing these seasonal shop set up posts and videos.


If you like Hershey Kiss cookies – you will surely want to make these!

These are not quite hamburgers or a wrap, but look so good.

I bet these string beans taste delicious.

I do this weekly, but my goal would be to do it monthly – this may help.

Out & About

I will miss reading this while waiting in the supermarket checkout line.

Has anyone ever ordered seeds from this farm?

10 Underrated Rom-Coms to watch in celebration of Valentine’s Day.

Fun & Interesting

Some people are so talented and detailed oriented.

Do you like playing Wordle? So does the NYTimes!

Mark your calendars for this designer house.

If you wish Pinterest was still like the old days, try checking out a few link parties. Remember them? They were how we found new ideas before Pinterest was a thing. I found a few good ideas at this link party.

Be your own Valentine.

Something to Think About

“Age is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been.” – David Bowie

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  1. You shared some really beautiful homes. I am also at a point where I feel overwhelmed. It has always been in the plan to build one more house. My husband and I realize this is not a great time but we have already put it off too long. We have some special needs concerning our child so we will have to build. We have bought the land and will be meeting with builders soon. Though we are staying in NC, we are still under taking a big project.

  2. Thanks for sticking to your style scouting routine—it’s always an enjoyable part of my weekend! I have found that after I’ve had the joy of spending a period of time with 1 or more of my 5 delightful grandchildren, I experience a little “post honeymoon” haze, when I am unable to focus on accomplishing anything. It took me awhile to identify it, (our eldest just turned 12) but I now relish an hour, or even a few days, treasuring the joys & delights of the individuals who are my grandchildren!
    I can only imagine how difficult it is to have your precious girl so far away, and enduring illness. I’m sure you left a good portion of yourself in CA with her & her parents after your lovely time with them. I didn’t intend a novella—just a thank you & a sympathetic heart. ~ MerriJo ~

  3. Caring for a family member, a marriage, a home, a blog, all of these can be a full time job in and of itself. You said you might need to take time off, but I haven’t seen much of that! We appreciate all you bring to this blog and all you share here. What I care about most though is your wellbeing. If you need some time to off regroup, please do. I’m sure I speak for the majority of your readers when I say we aren’t going anywhere, we will be here waiting.

  4. Puzzled about the paint tip. If saving some in a ziplock and then placing back in the can won’t the ziplock be covered with paint? Or are you cleaning out the can? What am I missing here? Thanks.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Dee – The time to do the baggie tip with paint is when there is hardly any paint left in the can, but enough that will come in handy for touch ups. You pour the paint remains into the baggie. If you use a paint brush to do this, you can remove most of the paint from inside the can. The baggie may get some paint on the outside, but not much. You could wipe the inside of the can out with a paper towel first or even use an empty plastic coffee container. I use these a lot. I hope this makes sense.

  5. Just wanted to say I really enjoy your blogs and look forward to seeing them come across my email. Thank you.

  6. Thank you for sharing so many interesting links! I used to have the fantasy of cabin living. Until I realized there are bears & wolves in the woods, and I like living 10 minutes to the nearest hospital! Maybe that’s a little wisdom with age.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Holly – Lions and tigers and bears… oh my! I agree that would be scary. Maybe a cabin overlooking the ocean – no woods in sight. :-)

  7. Lisa Nahad says:

    Hi! Just love your writing! We are thinking of moving to lake Murray area. How do you like it? Thanks for the perfect white paint! It is the answer! You are the best.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Lisa – Thank you. XO. We love living on Lake Murray. Where on the lake are you thinking of moving? Have you read my post about Chapin and the lake in general- it may give you some insights.