10.14.2021

Fall Ten-Item Capsule Wardrobe Extras (Part 2)

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Welcome to part 2 of our ten-item wardrobe discussion this week. Today we are talking about the extras and how they work harmoniously with the core items to produce a well-rounded wardrobe. To check out Part 1, which discussed the core items, click here

Let's have a look at the extras... 


Mott & Bow cashmere sweater JLS10 for 10% off, Lilysilk white blouse Daily15 for 15% off 


SKYE merino ribbed sweater and SKYE Jules necklace Jennifer20 for 20% off 

SKYE Jules 18K gold crystal pearl necklace Jennifer20 for 20% off Lilysilk white blouse Daily15 for 15% off 


Thursday Boots Captian boot in Old English and Black Matte Jeans by Mott & Bow  JLS10 for 10% off (Please note the jeans in this picture are from spring/ summer. I've linked the grey ones for fall above.)


Oliver Cabell suede driving loafer and Mott & Bow grey Allen Jeans JLS10 for10% off 


Scarf by Mont Kiji connoisseur202120 20% off Jumpsuit by Outerknown 

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📍*NEW* The Ten-Item Wardrobe eCourse is newly updated and back online with all new video, text, and new lessons. If you have previously purchased the ten-item wardrobe eCourse, you can access all of the new changes for free.

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Tammy writes, "I loved this video, I’ve always been afraid of color myself. This video gave me some inspiration!!! Also loved the desks in the homeschool room, can I ask where they are from? Or any other ideas on desks. I love your style and would greatly appreciate it!
Thanks!!!"

Thank you, Tammy! The desks are from Living Spaces. I find them to be very sturdy and I love the blue color. They even have outlet plugs on them, which is handy.


I hope you enjoyed this look at the extras in my fall ten-item capsule wardrobe. I would love to know about your extras this season. Let me know in the comments and your comment could be chosen as comment of the week on the blog.


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10.11.2021

Fall Ten-Item Capsule Wardrobe | Core Items Preview

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Welcome to the Fall Ten-Item Capsule Wardrobe Core Items preview. This is a talk-through video that describes the core item process this year.


This season I am taking my time curating my fall/ winter wardrobe. As you'll see in today's video, I am using many older pieces along with transitional pieces as a bridge between seasons. I'm sharing some of the newer pieces below. Please keep in mind that the extras will be the focus of Thursday's blog post so be sure to visit again for that.... 

SKYE Zoe Tiered dress Jennifer20 for 20% off, Hipstik tights JEN15 for 15% off, Oliver Cabell leopard mules, SKYE Enora  earrings  Jennifer20 for 20% off 


Lilysilk white button-down blouse and silk elastic trousers DAILY15 for 15% off Black suede loafers by Oliver Cabell 




Outerknown S.E.A, Suit, Leopard mules by Oliver Cabell 




The plaid Velvet by Graham & Spencer dress has returned. I like to wear it with the SKYE Coraline trench Jennifer20 for 20% off. 



Thank you to Framebridge for bringing us today's video. Use code DAILYCONNOISSEUR for an additional 15% off your order. I framed the gorgeous digital art in my merch shop and absolutely love the results.


News

📍Jennifer is a guest on Homemaker Chic Podcast discussing manners for children.

📍Join us for the Chic Assignment for October

📍Jennifer is featured in Colorado Parent in an article on manners for children

📍*NEW* The Ten-Item Wardrobe eCourse is newly updated and back online with all new video, text, and new lessons. If you have previously purchased the ten-item wardrobe eCourse, you can access all of the new changes for free.

📍If you are looking for more content, consider becoming a member of The Daily Connoisseur through the MEMBERSHIPS feature. I publish one vodcast every Friday and do one livestream or zoom call once a month. It only costs $1.99 a month. There are also upper tiers available for people who are interested in supporting the channel on a higher level and receiving monthly mentions in the videos. 

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Artist Spotlight: Jose Trujillo
On Saturday I posted an interview with artist, Jose Trujillo. We discussed what it takes to be a full-time artist. It was a splendid conversation and I truly hope you enjoy it.
I hope you enjoyed this discussion on the ten-item capsule wardrobe. It is always an evolving process and as I blend my own finds with the brand partnerships I enjoy, I discover new things about my style each time. I would love to know how your ten-item capsule wardrobe is coming along. Let us know and your comment could be chosen as comment of the week.



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10.07.2021

5 Ways to Create a Jewel Box Room | Home Tour 2021

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 I'm sharing 5 ways to create a jewel box room in today's video. What is a jewel box room? House and Home describes it as: a room layered
 "in rich color, pattern, your most treasured items and glamorous finishes to fill every nook and cranny. Regardless of square footage, your home should feel collected and personal."

Let's look at the 5 Ways to Create a Jewel Box Room

⚜️ Video Time Stamps
0:00 What is a Jewel Box room?
1:39 Be Bold with Art
3:16 Birch Living Sponsor
5:20 Embrace Themes
6:43 Accessorize Your Decor
8:26 Embrace Color
10:23 Add a Personal Touch

Be Bold with Art


When you search "Jewel Box Room" on Google, you will frequently come across rooms with gallery walls. Filling the walls with your favorite works of art, whether originals, reproductions, or prints, creates a rich and cultured feeling in the home. My favorite places to look for art are on eBay, or with original artists on their own websites. I like to find reproductions at Great Big Canvas


Embrace Themes


When a room has a theme, it can feel more pulled together. The theme we are building in the guest room is "vintage poster art". The theme in the master bathroom is Paris Rooftops. You can also have a color theme like "The Blue Room". Or you can have an animal theme like "The Bird Room".  Vintage poster art can be found at Great Big Canvas. The bedding here is from American Blossom Linens. 

Accessorize Your Decor


Accessorize your decor with plants, floral arrangements, books, throws, and lighting fixtures that compliment the space. I love orchids for the exotic flair they add to any room. 

Embrace Color & Pattern

Don't be afraid to embrace color and pattern to make your room feel personal and curated. 

This is our bird room with the gorgeous Cole & Son Winter Birds wallpaper


We love our blue kitchen cabinets with brass knobs... 


Add a Personal Touch

This is the most important tip. A jewel box room should feel personal as though the objects in the room mean something to the family who live there. An art piece with history behind it, your favorite books, a blanket that was knitted just for you.... these are the finishing touches to make your house feel homey.

⚜️ What I'm Wearing

Black sweater by SKYE Jennifer20 for 20% off
SKYE Enora crystal pearl earring Jennifer20 for 20% off
SKYE pearl bracelet Jennifer20 for 20% off

Mascara and eyeshadow by A'DEL TDC20 for 20% off

⚜️ Featured in the Video
Daily Connoisseur Merch digital art Paris Rooftops

⚜️ Home Decor Resources



Thank you to Birch Living for sponsoring today's post. Click here for $400 off your Birch mattress plus two free pillows. Free shipping within the US.

News

📍Jennifer is a guest on Homemaker Chic Podcast discussing manners for children.

📍Join us for the Chic Assignment for October

📍Jennifer is featured in Colorado Parent in an article on manners for children

📍*NEW* The Ten-Item Wardrobe eCourse is newly updated and back online with all new video, text, and new lessons. If you have previously purchased the ten-item wardrobe eCourse, you can access all of the new changes for free.

📍If you are looking for more content, consider becoming a member of The Daily Connoisseur through the MEMBERSHIPS feature. I publish one vodcast every Friday and do one livestream or zoom call once a month. It only costs $1.99 a month. There are also upper tiers available for people who are interested in supporting the channel on a higher level and receiving monthly mentions in the videos. 



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Trudi writes, "The video made me laugh when you showed your chest freezer. My Mom used to make a joke that we would remember her butt because she was always digging in the chest freezer (family of 10…. With a funny Mom). That’s the reason I bought an upright freezer. Loved the recipes. Just bought a pumpkin loaf at Costco and froze 3/4 of it since it’s just my husband and I now. But muffins is a great idea. You have inspired me to bake! ❤️"

Trudi- I love those funny memories we have of our loved ones. Sounds like your mother had a great sense of humor! Thanks for sharing with us.

I hope you enjoyed today's video. Do you have a jewel box room in your home? How do you like to style it? Let us know and your comment could be chosen as comment of the week on the channel.

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10.04.2021

Stocking the Chest Freezer for Winter | Baking Day | Fall Muffins

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Mega Motivation continues this month as we explore garage organization. I thought I'd show you our chest freezers and how we keep them stocked with food that helps us stay prepared with our large family. Check out the Mega Motivation playlist here to see how the other YouTubers organize their garages. 

Today's video not only shows you our chest freezers, but shares my favorite muffin recipes for freezing. 

The Chocolate Chip Banana Bread recipe can be found here.

Blueberry Streusel Muffins

Blueberry Streusel Muffins

Blueberry Streusel Muffins

Yield: makes one dozen
These delicious muffins freeze well... but they might not make it to the freezer because they'll be eaten first!

Ingredients

Muffins
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 
  • zest from one lemon
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups blueberries + 1 Tbs flour
Streusel Topping
  • 1/3 cup sugar (white or brown)
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup chilled butter, cubed
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line muffin tin with muffin cups. Add one tablespoon of flour to blueberries and set aside. 
  2. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt, and set aside. Cream the butter and sugar together. Add eggs, vanilla extract, lemon zest, and milk. Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Mix until smooth. Gently fold in the blueberries until well incorporated. 
  3. Fill the muffin pan with the batter. Then combine the streusel toppings and mix well. Sprinkle streusel toppings on each of the muffins. (Please note: you might have leftover streusel, which you can use for more muffins if you are having a baking day.) 
  4. Bake for 25 - 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the muffin comes out clean. Enjoy! 


Pumpkin Streusel Muffins

Pumpkin Streusel Muffins

Pumpkin Streusel Muffins

Yield: makes 12 muffins

Ingredients

Muffins
  • 1 2/3 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup water
Streusel
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup chilled butter, chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a muffin tin by lining it with muffins cups. Combine all the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt and set aside.
  2. In a stand mixer, combine the eggs, pumpkin, oil and water. Incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix well. 
  3. Prepare the streusel topping by mixing the ingredients together. Fill the muffin pan with the batter and top with streusel. Bake in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until done. 



Zucchini Streusel Muffins

Zucchini Streusel Muffins

Zucchini Streusel Muffins

Yield: one dozen

Ingredients

Muffins
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded zucchini
Streusel Topping
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup white
  • 1/4 cup chilled butter, cubed
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line your muffin pan with muffin cups or coat with oil. Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl: flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. 
  2. In a separate bowl mix eggs, oil, milk, and vanilla extract. Mix dry ingredients with wet ingredients until combined. Gently fold in the zucchini. 
  3. Place the batter in the muffin tins. Prepare the streusel topping by combining the sugar, flour, butter, and cinnamon. Top the batter with the streusel. 
  4. Bake in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until done. Enjoy! 



News

📍Join us for the Chic Assignment for October

📍Jennifer is featured in Colorado Parent in an article on manners for children

📍*NEW* The Ten-Item Wardrobe eCourse is newly updated and back online with all new video, text, and new lessons. If you have previously purchased the ten-item wardrobe eCourse, you can access all of the new changes for free.

📍If you are looking for more content, consider becoming a member of The Daily Connoisseur through the MEMBERSHIPS feature. I publish one vodcast every Friday and do one livestream or zoom call once a month. It only costs $1.99 a month. There are also upper tiers available for people who are interested in supporting the channel on a higher level and receiving monthly mentions in the videos. 

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Thank you, Genevieve! I'm so happy The Chic Assignment provides value to your life. Thank you for watching!

I hope you enjoyed today's episode of Mega Motivation. I would love to know what you like to bake for freezer storage. Let us know and your comment could be chosen as comment of the week on the blog.

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