Style Scouting: Vol. 97

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.

I spent the past week with my twin sister who came for a visit and to enjoy fun in the sun, which we did. We also spent time relaxing and beating the 100+ temps by hanging out in the lake – boating and then floating with Ed’s famous margaritas in hand most days.

The week went by way too fast and now the house is quiet with just Ed and me. Today I am putting the finishing touches on a thrift store find I am updating. I plan to post it this coming week so stay tuned.

Now onto the links I found this week.


Having one of these in your home is trending in home building and remodeling. And even more inspiration.

I like this open and airy country home.

This builder’s portfolio.


Such a simple paint technique that creates a pretty pattern.

Supply chain problem. I just made a batch of this when I couldn’t find a ready made one that I have been buying for years at Walmart.

How to keep your plants alive when traveling.


Looks like a fun way to eat ice cream.

No need to be in France to enjoy one of these.

Have you ever made this kind of grilled cheese sandwich.

Out & About

I have a white one that I take on errands. I just saw it is made in many other fabrics.


Tips to extend cut flower vase life.

Fun & Interesting

Lost remedies worth trying.

Something to Think About

This summer I am on board with this trend.

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  1. Diane,

    Thanks for bringing inspiration to us all. Also, I want to give you a BIG thank you for being considerate of your followers by having an excellent format that is easy to read. One that does not have so much advertising/litter that one looses track of the content. I just had this happen to me on one of the links – actually missed the post in the midst of everything else! ❤

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Robin –

      Thank you for taking the time to tell me that you like how my site is set up. I try to create the best balance for the ads by working closely with my ad network. Enough that I can make a living and no more.

      I agree that some sites are just impossible with all the pop-ups, ads everywhere and small print.

      Thanks for reading my blog. XO

  2. Congratulations on hitting 300! Love your creativity; it is inspiring.

    1. Thanks for the articles in the section “something to think about.” I am really trying to cut back on social media as so much of it is just someone’s opinion or someone trying to sell something. This was an article worth my time. Thanks again.

      1. Diane Henkler says:

        Hi Nancy Yep – I agree with you 100%, plus… I don’t like spending my precious time watching other people live their lives, when I can be out living my own.

  3. I also enjoy your highlights from all around. I have to admit- the scullery ‘trend’ just makes me frustrated. So people wanted open plans so they could ‘be in the thick of things’ while cooking/being in the kitchen- and they are now building a separate room – that is closed off- to actually do the cooking? People are crazy.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Kat – Trends are crazy that is for sure! They are mostly driven by manufacturers trying to sell something, so they create a buzz. Plus they come and go just as the saying: Everything that goes around, comes around again… or something like that. :-) ,

  4. I’m saving the Slow living article, lots to read & absorb! Thank you for sharing. As I’m getting older I am really noticing the passage of time & what I’m filling it with. There’s also been a couple people recently who passed away right before retirement which was unsettling, as we always assume we have many happy years ahead of us in retirement.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Holly – Ed is going to retire in November so, like you I feel the passage of time flying by and don’t want to miss the good stuff. I always keep this quote in my mind…. Life is too short to be the caretaker of the wrong details. I try to edit the stuff/events and more that are not important and focus on the joyful aspects of life. I am looking forward to many happy retirement years.

  5. Hi Diane,
    Just wanted to let you know that your Style Scouting is like reading the good parts of the Sunday paper from back in the day. I get my hot drink and relax into your post. Thank you for taking the time to do this. Love it!

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Carol – Thanks for letting me know you enjoy my Sunday posts. :-). It is good to know. Creating them is fun for me – getting to share inspiration that I didn’t have to make a project, write a tutorial and edit photos. I will keep writing them as long as readers are interested.