Style Scouting: Vol. 89

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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.

view of lake from deck

Life around the lake is coming alive the past few days. With the warmer weather, I woke up to the sound of lawn mowers and fishing boats. I took my coffee outside and walked along the shoreline to see the ducklings and lots of fish that the herons think is their very own sushi bar.

It felt like a summer day, I planted some new perennials in some pots and worked on the fireplace wall in my living room.

I took the photo above when Ed and I were eating dinner. Tomorrow I am back at getting the fireplace wall complete so I can post about it this week.

So stayed tuned for that. For now here are the links and inspiration I found this week. Enjoy.

Posts You May Have Missed This Week:


eco and green decorated living room
photo: BHG

In honor of Earth Day – a very eco chic cottage.

One very pretty home tour.

If I still had bookshelves in my house – one or two of these would look sweet.


This is so simple… it is brilliant!

I always wanted to do this on the exterior of my house.

Repurpose a lampshade into furniture.

Plain throw pillow into a chic one with one cute change.


When you only want a small amount of chocolate cake.

Looks good for lunch or a mid-afternoon snack.

More reasons why you should enjoy your morning cup of coffee.

Out & About

I have two trips coming up. I found these airline tips very helpful.

I couldn’t pass these up when I saw them on clearance.


For day tripping this summer.

For the beach or around town.

Fun & Interesting

I am… for sure, without a doubt… one of these. How about you? If you are, you may also enjoy this Spotify playlist.

Something to Think About

Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”  – Ferris Bueller

Oh… So Stylish Finds

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Brightens nails

Smores anytime

Handy for any home

For the kitchen or bath

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  1. The article on airline tips was so useful! Thank you for calling out attention to it.

      1. Nothing says summer like life on a lake. I love it and know you do too! Another great blog post.

  2. Thanks for another great Post! Whenever I visit sites via your Style Scouting post, I always spend a few minutes looking around. Every once in a while there will be one that I subscribe to, but sooner or later my interest wans. Not so for your Blog – I’ve been with you for years and I find it as fresh, fun and informative today as the first time I read it.

    1. Hi Robin – Thank you for reading and still enjoying my blog all these years. That is the best thing a blogger can hear. I hope I can continue to keep inspiring. XO

  3. You had me at cake! Looks good and easy. As empty nesters, we don’t “need” a big cake to celebrate.
    The pillows are so simple but that punch of color is clever. I have some plain ones already made that need a face lift. Great idea!
    Thank you!

    1. Hi Patti – I have a few plain pillows that I plan to add the buttons to. I think they look cute and retro like the pillows in the Barbie house I played with as a child. Thanks for reading.

  4. I enjoyed hearing your description of spring/early summer arriving at the lake. I’m finally starting to get some spring weather where I live and it feels great. That single layer chocolate cake is tempting, even though I haven’t baked a cake in years. Small cake, few ingredients, and just a whisk required – I might try that!

  5. Those bookend lamps are cool but isn’t it odd that they don’t show a picture of what it looks like at night?! That lampshade idea is awesome. Thanks for sharing these links.

    1. Hi Michelle – I think the reason they don’t have a photo of the lights at night is that it is very hard to get good interior nighttime shots. I hope I can find a large lampshade to make the side table.

  6. Just a quick note to tell you how much I enjoy your blog. This was another excellent, and well thought-out posting – thank you!