Style Scouting: Vol. 82

Happy Sunday! This week was a heavy one in the news. I tried to find ways to make me happy and busy to keep myself from getting depressed about our world. I find creative inspiration always helps.

If you are new around here, this is my weekly roundup of favorite links, articles, and more. Grab your tea, coffee and whatever else you like to get cozy while blog reading. :-)

Posts You May Have Missed This Week:


I like her style and this bedroom refresh is getting me excited to decorate for spring.

Faux flowers never looked so good.

Beautiful French kitchens.


A large faux tree for your living room.

A very creative and decorative use for plastic bottles.

A colorful Easter decoration.

I bet you have made a few of these in the past. I want to make some now.

Home Improvement

What the color of your front door can mean.


Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day

Tried and true ways to make a cake mix taste better.

Out & About

How IKEA gets you to buy more.

How to spot an online scam.

Fun & Interesting

Googly eyes sure do make things better. :-)

Something to Think About

Easy things to do that might just make you feel happier.

This proves that we do get better as we age. :-)

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  1. Loved the fennel stew. It is definitely a keeper. I still have my potholes looms. An good basic skill for everyone to know. Thank you for your continued vegan recipes. I really look forward to something new for dinner since that is now the highlight of my day.LOL

  2. Dianne Whitehead says:

    I am turning 67 at my next birthday on March 9th. I have been a little down about this time because I was feeling like a “has been.” Your post on “This Proves We Get Better as We Age” perked me right up. It’s wonderful how a little post can change your whole outlook!

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Dianne – I hope you had a nice birthday. Happy 67!!!. I turn 63 in June and understand how you were feeling. It makes me so happy to know that the article perked you up. As older women – we still have a lot to offer and so much experience. :-)

  3. I get so much inspiration from your Style Scouting posts.
    I still have my metal potholder loom. Now where did I store it?
    The article about IKEA shopping is spot on! I’m so glad (and sad sometimes) that the closest store is 2 1/2 hours away. I always seem to find something there that I didn’t even know I needed!
    In my sixties and I still don’t know what I want to do when I grow up. So many choices and I’ve just scratched the surface.
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. I want to make potholders too! There is a larger size I found.
    I’m not affiliated with them, just thought they have a lot to offer, custom colors if you like and even a club! Who knew? I guess it’s true things eventually come back in vogue. Perhaps this is a project for you and your granddaughter to have fun!

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Elaine – Thanks for telling me about the larger pot holder loom. I like that size much better.

  5. patricia nisenholz says:

    LOL! It’s not even 9 am and you just cost me $$. I discovered walmart+ a while back and love it.. (Its my secret find). Having guests in May so your timing was good!
    Hope all is going in the right direction with your grandaughter.