10.18.2019

5 Ways to Keep it Classy as a Parent

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Continuing last week's discussion on how to keep it classy in a trashy society, today we are veering in a slightly different direction: how can you keep it classy as a parent? Parenting is a beautiful calling— one that brings us so much joy. But parenting can also be very trying. Even the most level-headed people can lose their cool. In today's video, I'm sharing 5 ways you can keep it classy as a parent.



👑 Remain calm Our children will get hysterical. Tensions will run high. We might feel tempted to join in on the hysteria (I've certainly done this before), but to keep it classy, aim to remain calm. This can be hard when you are at the end of your tether, but when regularly practiced, remaining calm becomes your first line of defense.
👑 Look presentable, even at home Your children do notice what you wear. If you are in the rut of wearing sweat pants everyday, make a concerted effort to dress up instead. Your children will notice and it will elevate your energy and confidence.
👑 Dress appropriately for your children's special events What we wear conveys so much. When we dress appropriately for our children's special events (recitals, graduations, awards ceremonies, etc.) we are showing our respect to them and all of the other children and teachers being honored.
👑 Don't allow yourself to be rushed There will be times where everyone in the family needs something from you (this is what often sends me into "shut-down mode", ha!) Don't allow yourself to get stressed or feel rushed over this. Just calmly prioritize each request and don't forget to delegate.
👑 Set the classy tone in your household The adults get to set the tone in the household. What music would you like to listen to? What is the art that is displayed? What is lauded in your home? The atmosphere sets your children's affections.

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What are you reading right now and why?⁣ ⁣ Currently I am reading the book of Jeremiah in the Bible, and am making my way through The Charlotte Mason Companion by Karen Andreola. Next on deck is At Home with Madame Chic by Jennifer L. Scott.⁣ ⁣ Reading is my most favorite pastime that I have to be very disciplined to do. I have to carve out the time and stay away from reruns of The Office, otherwise I won’t be able to ever accomplish the reading I love so much.⁣ ⁣ My “Why” behind each of the books I am reading:⁣ •The Bible, because of spiritual development and understanding.⁣ •The Charlotte Mason Companion for learning new ideas on how to homeschool effectively and grow in wisdom on the subject.⁣ •At Home with Madame Chic because I truly want to look presentable always, but most of the time I look like a homeless rat that rolled out of bed and stayed that way throughout the day! (That is meant to be humorous!)⁣ •⁣ •⁣ •⁣ •⁣ •⁣ •⁣ #charlottemason @simplycharlottemason #homeeducation #lookpresentablealways #motherculture #madamechicseries @dailyconnoisseur #reading #wisdom #knowledge #understanding #growth #goals #mywhy #discipline #growing #dailyreads #readinggoals #ourdailyhomelife #yourdailyhomelife

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Comment of the Week
Mara M. writes, "I used to wear yoga pants and plain shirts and tie my hair up to clean. Then I started paying attention to how it made me feel. I felt bad. I was embarrassed if I had to answer the door. Now I dress nicely every day, even if it is jeans. I still put on the jeans. And I feel sooo much better, even just being at home. I also got a bun pin so that I could put my hair up neatly when necessary."


Mara, these breakthroughs make me so joyful. I'm thrilled you are discovering the power of dressing up every day. Thank you for sharing your experience with us!

In today's video, my dress is by Velvet by Graham & Spencer and my pearl jewelry is Ana Luisa (code Jennifer10 gives $10 off first-time orders).


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10.16.2019

Emmy's Best & Worst Fashion, Celebrity Modest Clothing Line & Presentable Sleepwear | 3 Articles on Dress

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Welcome to another edition of 3 Articles on Dress. Today we are analyzing Emmy's fashion, including best and worst dressed, discussing a modest clothing line endorsed by actress, Mayim Bialik, and underscoring the importance of presentable sleepwear.



I normally have this series sponsored on my channel and I've had some great sponsors in the past. Today's post is not sponsored, but I wanted to bring a great resource to your attention: The Eat at Home Meal Plans. This is a service that provides you with complete color coded shopping lists as well as recipes. They have four different categories: Traditional plan, Wholesome Traditional, No Sugar no Flour, and Instant Pot/ Slow Cooker. You can get plans for the month, or get them for the entire year. I'm currently doing the Instant Pot/ Slow Cooker plan and am learning so much. I roasted a whole chicken in the slow cooker on Sunday with their recipe and it turned out so well.

The Eat at Home meal plans are a great resource for frazzled home cooks or any cooks who are experiencing burn out coming up with meals every night for their family. They are having a sale today and tomorrow for 30% off their annual plan, which gives you access to all four meal plans (traditional, wholesome, no sugar/ no flour, Instant Pot). Discount code FALL.

Let's get into the articles on dress.

✏️In the first article I discuss some of Cheat Sheet's best and worst dressed selections for the Emmy's.



My best dressed was Emily Hampshire, who looked gorgeous in this crimson J.Mendel dress.

I would love to know who your best and worst dressed picks are.

✏️In the second article, I discuss actress, Mayim Bialik's, endorsement of the modest clothing line, Kosher Casual. Mayim was both praised and criticized for aligning with this brand as some people take offense to her use of the word 'modest'. I applaud Mayim speaking up about her dressing preferences, even if is not a popular perspective in Hollywood. What do you think?


✏️In the final article, we see a real life scenario that exemplifies how important presentable sleepwear is: Jason Donovan tackles neighbour's fire in underpants

Actor, Jason Donovan, noticed a fire across the street from his Notting Hill home and ran with his fire extinguisher to help. Only trouble was... he was in his underwear! He jokingly tweeted that this "was a good reason to always wear pjs to bed".

One of The Chic Assignments for October is to wear presentable sleepwear. I am planning a presentable sleepwear video, that will hopefully be ready for you soon.


My dress in today's video is Draper James and my charm bracelet in this video is by Jeulia and I love it. I'll talk about it more in a ten-item wardrobe video. Code JENNIFERAV15 gives 15% off. These are the three components of the bracelet: bracelet, star and moon chain, blue stone charm.

I hope you enjoy today's video.

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📍For my Russian readers, I was a guest on Anastasia Zhukova's YouTube channel discussing the ten-item wardrobe.


📍Join us for the monthly Chic Assignment. For October we are enjoying Schubert, Edgar Allan Poe, presentable sleepwear, and enjoying our best every day.

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📍Check out my affordable eCourses: The Ten-Item Wardrobe, Chic Financial Principles for Debt-Free Living, and How to be Efficient at Home.

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One of my amazing readers from Thailand, Chutamas, is a portrait artist. She surprised me with this portrait on Instagram. She is so talented. Thank you, Chutamas!
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#drawing#watercolors#portrait#illustration#dessin#aquarelle#realisticpainting#insatapainting#artinstagram#art_realistic#Writer#Jennifer L. Scott ฉันไม่เคยคิดมาก่อนเลยว่าจะได้พบเจอหนังสือเล่มนี้ และเธอผู้นี้เป็นผู้เขียนหนังสือเล่มนี้ กฎแรงดึงดูดได้ทำงาน ดึงดูดให้ฉันได้อ่านหนังสือที่ฉันอยากอ่านและฉันมีความรู้สึกว่าฉันมีความคิดคล้ายกับผู้เขียนหลายอย่างเลยทีเดียว คนที่เหมือนกันย่อมดึงดูดกัน ฉันรู้สึกถึงความเชื่อเหล่านี้ และความใฝ่ฝันอีกตำแหน่งหนึ่งคือการเป็น นักเขียน 555 ขอบคุณผู้เขียนและหนังสือเล่มนี้เพราะว่าฉันอ่านแล้วรู้สึกดีและมีความสุข คำตอบที่ฉันอยากรู้มีอยู่ใหนังสือเล่มนี้ เรียบร้อยแล้ว ฉันอยากรู้ว่าหน้าตาผู้เขียนเป็นอย่างไร ฉันเลยค้นหารูปในกูเกิ้ล ประมาณว่าเห็นหน้าแล้วถูกชะตา เลยวาดรูปของเธอซะเลย😍😍🇫🇷💐

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Comment of the Week
donmetz11 writes, "Jennifer, I'll tell you how we had the time to be more civilized and dress nicely in the past!!! 😊. VERY LIMITED TV TIME in the evening, 1 (one!!!!!) telephone in the house (with a short cord). ROUTINES. Certain days for laundry, shopping, cleaning the house, food routines, getting up and getting dressed decently every day etc. There weren't endless activities for children at schools. Life was more centered on the home, instead of endless busy, busy activities for children. More women worked in the smaller and simpler home than now. Priorities were different. That's how. 😊❤️👍💕💐. You are doing an unbelievable and fantastic job!!! I only wish that I could have done a fraction of the job that you do when my children were little. Thank you for helping and changing many people's lives!! 😍"

Donmetzll, thank you for your comment. It was voted up many times on YouTube! I agree that life was simpler in the past and there were not as many distractions. Everything works hand in hand. Thanks for sharing your perspective.

Thank you for joining me for today's video. I would love to hear your opinions on all of the articles discussed. Your comment could be chosen as comment of the week on the blog.

With love,

Jennifer


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10.14.2019

Outfits & Makeup of the Week | Ten-Item Capsule Wardrobe | A'DEL Natural Cosmetics

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I'm chronicling my fall outfits and makeup for the week in today's video. It's still sunny here in Southern California, so I am dressing with fall colors, but still with the weather in mind. I have been thoroughly enjoying my fall wardrobe.



Today's post is sponsored by A'DEL Natural Cosmetics. The owner of A'DEL, Arlene Dohtery, has been a long-time reader of The Daily Connoisseur. She is just lovely and not only is A'DEL a marvelous small family business, but the products are really outstanding too. Organic, natural and pure, this is makeup and skincare you can feel good about. Arlene gave us the code TDC20 for 20% off first-time orders. Thank you, Arlene!

As a fun challenge, I try out A'DEL's fall makeup each day this week to create beautiful smoky, yet natural looks.

The eyeshadows can be found here. From top left to right: Safari, Dusk, Ferris Wheel, Autumn. Bottom left to right: Brown Sugar, Espresso, Sahara and the cream blush is coral reef.


The lipsticks are cherry pop, memory making, southern belle, and serenade.


The Restore Body Butter is a luxurious body butter that boasts Mango Butter and Camellia Oil which are known for their restorative and regenerative properties. Sweet Thyme brings healing to areas that need a little extra indulgence. This body butter is so luxurious and moisturizing as are the two Blue Lagoon moisturizers. The oil is great to apply when getting out of the bath and I have been enjoying the face balm for its nourishing properties. You can find all of A'DEL skincare here.

And now for the outfits:


Monday:
Plaid dress
black t-strap sandals
Ana Luisa Jewelry
code Jennifer10 gives $10 off first orders

My phone case is Casetify


Tuesday:
Black Mott & Bow jeans use code JLS10 for 10% off first time orders
white v-neck tee (similar)
grey cardigan
black driving shoes (similar)
velvet scrunchie


Wednesday:
Floral burgundy dress
cropped denim tie top (similar)
Blondo boots
velvet hair tie
On my nails: Londontown illuminating nail concealer nail polish
(code JenniferS for 25% off first-time orders)


Thursday:
Loft wrap blouse
Mott & Bow dark denim jean use code JLS10 for 10% off first time orders
nude ballet flat (similar)


Friday:
Everlane dress
tan cardigan (similar)
leopard sandal

News
📍 I was a guest on Devoreaux Walton's, The Modern Lady, to discuss Connoisseur Kids.


📍 The Daily Connoisseur YouTube channel has reached 60,000 subscribers. Thank you, viewers! I appreciate each and every one of you who subscribes. Be sure to click the "bell" to be emailed whenever I upload a new video. Some videos do not make it onto the blog.

📍Join us for the monthly Chic Assignment. For October we are enjoying Schubert, Edgar Allan Poe, presentable sleepwear, and enjoying our best every day.

📍Thank you for your wonderful support of CONNOISSEUR KIDS.

📍Check out my affordable eCourses: The Ten-Item Wardrobe, Chic Financial Principles for Debt-Free Living, and How to be Efficient at Home. The discount code is FALL.

📍 I have discovered these wonderful meal plans from Eat at Home. They are an excellent resource for homemakers as all of the work, including shopping lists, and recipes, have been done for you. They are having a 30% off sale for their annual plans this week from Tuesday to Thursday.

Ten-Item Wardrobe Support
🍂 If you share the ten-item wardrobe on your YouTube channel or blog, let me know! I love to share with my readers as we can all use more capsule wardrobe inspiration. Here are two wonderful ladies who have shared their ten-item wardrobes:

🍂 Graciously Stand lives in Arizona and has put together a beautiful wardrobe.


🍂 Rosenda from Little Pink Casa shares her ten-item wardrobe for fall...


🍂 Dana from Living Quite Simply has put together her ten-item wardrobe for fall as well.


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Do you follow me on Instagram? Here are my daughters making cookies all by themselves. The cookies turned out very crumbly, but they sure did have fun!



Comment of the Week
On Saturday's Meme Review, Donna C writes, "Hi Jennifer. I am a child of the 50’s where we dressed up to “go to town”. But this reminded me of a funny story from my childhood. One time my dad was complaining about how mother looked and how we looked when he came home from work. The next day when he came home from work, mother had me dressed in my Easter dress with hat and gloves and my bother in his little suit and bow tie and sitting at the dinner table and mother was standing at the stove stirring dinner in a strapless evening gown. We all laughed and laughed. I am 71 and still remember that memory all these years later."

Donna, what a great memory. It sounds like you and your family had wonderful times together!

Thank you for watching today's video. What is your favorite outfit to wear this fall? How do you approach makeup differently during the fall season? Let us know and your comment could be chosen as comment of the week on The Daily Connoisseur.

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10.12.2019

Teatime with Jennifer: Meme Edition 2019

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Before we begin today's video, I would like to thank you for 60,000 subscribers on YouTube! I am so thrilled that our channel is growing. I want to thank everyone who has subscribed and participated. Thank you!



It's time for Teatime with Jennifer: Meme Edition, 2019! I couldn't resist but to do another Meme review here on The Daily Connoisseur. Today's video is lighthearted and fun, so I hope you will make a cup of tea and join me.

Who do you relate to more? Belle? Or the lady who needs 6 eggs??


You all know that this is actually what I look like after I've gotten the kids to sleep.


Sad, but true!


"Mommy is in shut-down mode."


Husbands!


Just sayin'


Get ready...


#Truth


Another sad, but true!


Where are my fellow introverts?


#lookpresentablealways


Not anymore!


Jenny Elizabeth Williams of Carrot Top Paper Shop has some very sweet memes on her Instagram. I loved these! :)


Told ya so!


Why?


Ah, Paris!


I love this.


Yes 🙌


So unfortunate...


Comment of the Week
I received this email from a reader who shall remain anonymous. I'm glad she had a look presentable always moment!

Jennifer, I just thought of you because I was hanging my laundry when there was a knock at the door and lo and behold it was one of the leading candidates for mayor of Miami Beach, where I live. We had a wonderful chat, and I was in one of my favorite dresses, with makeup on, as per your advice of always looking presentable. Who would have thought that at 5 pm on a weekday that would have happened to me? Thanks yet again for your invaluable advice! : )

I hope you enjoyed today's Teatime with Jennifer. I would love to know which memes were your favorite. Let us know and your comment could be chosen as comment of the week on the channel.

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10.10.2019

5 Ways to Keep it Classy in a Trashy Society

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If you've read certain news headlines lately, you might agree that society has gotten a little bit trashy. You might have noticed this in the way people dress, speak, and entertain themselves. It can feel awkward to remain classy in a trashy environment, especially if you don't like to draw attention to yourself. In today's video I'm going to share 5 ways you can keep it classy in a trashy society.




👑 Tip #1 Always take the high road. ALWAYS. This, of course, is easier said than done. When someone angers you, it is the natural and easier thing to appeal to our baser instincts and lash back out at them. We naturally want to defend ourselves. But to keep it classy, you should always pause before reacting and react in the most gracious way imaginable.

👑 Tip #2 Watch your tongue. Swearing has gone mainstream. In order to keep it classy, keep your language clean. It’s never OK to swear in a public place where children are present. It’s also not OK to swear in a business setting in front of customers. Set yourself apart from a trashy society by keeping your language clean.

👑 Tip #3 Maintain an air of mystery. You will often see celebirties sharing intimate details of their private life. Things that might be better left unshared. Whenever you share something online, ask yourself what your intention is behind the share. This will prevent you from oversharing in a way that is not meaningful.

👑 Tip #4 Look presentable always. Dress in our society has become extremely casual. Find your true individual style, and express that on a daily basis with class. It doesn’t matter if you are bohemian, preppy, classic, minimalist or any other style. Put some thought into your wardrobe, and by doing so you will be keeping it classy.

👑 Tip #5 Cultivate your mind. One of the hallmarks of a trashy society is dumbed-down entertainment. And lots of it. Mindlessness proliferates. People are content with being couch potatoes and watching trashy reality tv shows full of arguing, back-stabbing and the latest scandal. Instead, elevate your entertainment and cultivate your mind at the same time. Return to reading good books, classic literature. Enjoy poetry, listen to classical music or jazz. The top 40 hits are oftentimes laden with curse words, vulgarities, and other low-brow concepts. Move away from it by cultivating your mind. For more on this, I do a monthly chic assignment that incorporates many of these concepts.

These are just 5 ways, but I could go on and on. Let me know if you'd like to see a part two to this video. Also, let us know your thoughts on how to keep it classy in a trashy society and your comment could be chosen as comment of the week. In addition, my third book, Polish Your Poise with Madame Chic, is an excellent resource for classy and poised living.

My dress is by Everlane and my earrings are Ana Luisa Jewelry (code Jennifer10 gives $10 off first order).

News
📍 The Daily Connoisseur YouTube channel has reached 60,000 subscribers. Thank you, viewers! I appreciate each and every one of you who subscribes. Be sure to click the "bell" to be emailed whenever I upload a new video. Some videos do not make it onto the blog.

📍Join us for the monthly Chic Assignment. For October we are enjoying Schubert, Edgar Allan Poe, presentable sleepwear, and enjoying our best every day.

📍Thank you for your wonderful support of CONNOISSEUR KIDS.

📍Check out my affordable eCourses: The Ten-Item Wardrobe, Chic Financial Principles for Debt-Free Living, and How to be Efficient at Home.

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Polish Your Poise with Madame Chic is now available in Vietnamese from Bloom Books ❤️


Comment of the Week
Thank you for your reviews of Connoisseur Kids on social media and online. P. Johnson writes, "This is a timely book that clearly and succinctly guides children (and adults!) in good manners and explains etiquette in a fun way. There are easy games to play to reinforce what is being taught, such as “look a person in the eyes when talking with them.” Jennifer is a kind life coach in areas such as communication, hygiene, and manners, to name a few. I think parents and children will enjoy reading and playing the games together. She also lists many alternative ideas to having screen time as one’s default mode! I hope many people purchase and utilize this excellent book."

P. Johnson, thank you for your lovely review. I'm so glad you are enjoying Connoisseur Kids!

Thank you for joining me today. I hope you enjoyed today's video. I would love to hear your triumphs and struggles with how to keep it classy in a not-so-classy society.




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10.07.2019

One Week of Outfits from my Fall Ten-Item Capsule Wardrobe

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Welcome to one week of outfits from my fall ten-item capsule wardrobe. I like to document what I wear on the channel so you can see how a ten-item wardrobe translates to real life. This week starts off warm in California and heads into chilly rain toward the end of the week so you will see a range of adaptability with my fall wardrobe in today's video.





On this warm Sunday I'm wearing the Everlane Japanese picnic dress, a cropped cardigan (similar), the Kork-Ease wedges and carry my LV tote handbag. My art deco phone case is linked here. On my nails: Londontown shade Honeymoon (code JenniferS gives 25% off first-time orders).


The black cinch-waist tunic dress paired with leggings linking similar here and here, and my leopard sandals makes this a chic and casual Monday. My earrings are Ana Luisa (code Jennifer10 gives $10 off first orders)


On Tuesday I'm wearing the oversize tunic tee (linking similar here) with my Mott & Bow jeans (code JLS10 gives 10% off), leopard sandals, Rachelyn Jewelry earrings, and Ana Luisa necklace (code Jennifer10)


On Wednesday I'm wearing the Target Wild & Fable burgundy floral dress with a tan cardigan and my nude patent sandals. This worked really well for a breezy day at the park.


On this rushed Thursday I'm wearing the floral midi dress (linking similar) with Ana Luisa earrings and nude patent sandals. A velvet scrunchie is in my hair.


I am wearing the Draper James dress with navy ballet flats and Rachelyn Jewelry earrings for Friday's special interview.


For a mom's brunch on a rainy Saturday, I'm wearing the J.Jill charcoal wrap dress with the plaid scarf and riding boots.

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📍Join us for the monthly Chic Assignment. For October we are enjoying Schubert, Edgar Allan Poe, presentable sleepwear, and enjoying our best every day.

📍Thank you for your wonderful support of CONNOISSEUR KIDS.

📍Check out my affordable eCourses: The Ten-Item Wardrobe, Chic Financial Principles for Debt-Free Living, and How to be Efficient at Home.

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The Madame Chic books in Vietnam
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//Có gì trong 2 cuốn sách về Madame Chic?// Phụ nữ - đặc biệt là phần lớn phụ nữ châu Á, thường vì quá lo toan cho gia đình, bận bịu với sự nghiệp - chồng con mà "ngó lơ" bản thân. Bà của chúng ta như vậy, mẹ của chúng ta cũng như vậy, thế nhưng tôi tin rằng chúng ta có thể khác đi. Có thể chỉn chu, duyên dáng mỗi lúc bước chân ra đường; lại cũng có thể làm ra một mâm cơm đủ đầy, sắp xếp gọn ghẽ lại căn hộ ấm cúng của riêng mình - bằng cách đọc và làm theo "Madame Chic". Nhẹ nhàng, ngọt ngào nhưng vô cùng hữu dụng và thực tế - chẳng phải tự nhiên mà 2 cuốn sách "20 bí mật sành điệu của Madame Chic" và "At home with Madame Chic" của Jennifer L. Scott lại trở thành cuốn "bách khoa" của tất cả cô nàng muốn bước chân vào con đường "thanh lịch". Thanh lịch từ lời ăn tiếng nói, từ kiểu đi dáng ngồi, từ cách chọn trang phục cho đến cách pha một ly trà tại nhà. Với lời văn và giọng điệu đặc trưng của một người phụ nữ nước Mỹ sống giữa thủ đô hoa lệ của Pháp, trong những trang sách của mình, Jennifer L. Scott kể cho độc giả nghe về "Madame Chic" (quý cô thanh lịch) - không phải "làm màu" hay cố tỏ vẻ, mà là đúng chuẩn "thanh lịch kiểu Pháp", cùng gia đình cũng không kém phần "chic" của cô nàng. "Madame Chic" bộc trực, tử tế nhưng cũng vô cùng tốt bụng và dịu dàng. Cô có thể đảm đương mọi công việc, vun vé mọi ngóc ngách trong căn nhà mà vẫn xuất hiện thật xinh đẹp và sành điệu - biết đâu là màu son hợp phù hợp, đâu là chiếc váy vừa vặn với bản thân mỗi khi bước chân ra đường. Nhiều người nói series "Madame Chic" là cẩm nang những tips để trở nên sành điệu và thanh lịch. Nhưng tôi lại cho rằng, 2 cuốn sách này của Jennifer L. Scott là chìa khóa mở ra nút thắt - khiến các quý cô của thời hiện đại sắp xếp lại bản thân và chỉnh đốn cuộc sống thiếu cân bằng của mình. Bởi bạn biết không, thanh lịch không chỉ là lối sống - mà còn là một nghệ thuật sống nữa! Link đặt sách: - "20 bí mật sành điệu của Madame Chic": http://bit.ly/MadameChic-Fahasa http://bit.ly/MadameChic-tiki - "At home with Madame Chic": http://bit.ly/At_home_with_MadameChic_Tiki http://bit.ly/At_home_with_MadameChic_FHS #jenesaisquoi_camhungthanhlich #athomewithMadameChic #20bimatsanhdieucuaMadameChic

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I laughed and told him about you and Madame Chic. I thought you would get a kick out of this. I really appreciate all you do to make the world a more genteel place!!!"


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10.05.2019

The Homemaker's Biggest Obligation

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My Homemaker Series continues on The Daily Connoisseur with today's video, The Homemaker's Obligation. Can you guess what it is?



In this episode, we are going to explore the biggest obligation to a homemaker. And you might be surprised by what it is. First of all, what is an obligation?

An obligation is defined as an act or course of action to which a person is morally or legally bound; a duty or commitment.

Let's look at that last part again: a duty or commitment.

OK, are you ready to hear the homemaker’s biggest obligation?



To be frugal.

Yes, a homemaker’s biggest obligation is to be frugal. This isn’t the funnest obligation, but typically obligations aren’t exciting or fun. But it is your duty as a homemaker. And yes, your commitment as well… even if you are prosperous.

Yes, even if you are prosperous and thriving financially, it is still your obligation as a homemaker to be frugal.

Let me clarify what I mean. Being frugal will vary from homemaker to homemaker, of course, as we all have different household salaries and lifestyles. So why should we all be frugal then? And what does that mean?



Well, I particularly hope that my new and younger homemakers are paying attention here, because even if you are doing well now… chances are that could change in the future. I’m not trying to be a downer here. I’m just being practical.

Illnesses come, jobs are lost, hard times can be ahead. Thankfully with much of this there is also restoration— peaks and valleys where we are doing well and not. I don’t know a single family who hasn’t gone thr ough hardships. Not a single one. So trouble will come. Just be prepared for it and you will be able to weather the storm much more gracefully.

Like I mentioned, being frugal will look different for different people… but here are some ideas and ways that I stay frugal:

🍂 Make coffee and tea at home.
🍂 Do manicures and pedicures at home. (Here is a playlist of my manicure videos for inspiration)
🍂 Employ a capsule wardrobe (which gives you discipline with shopping)
🍂 Cooking from scratch
🍂 Cloth diapering (we use these and these) We have saved hundreds of dollars by cloth diapering
🍂 Choose fulfilling hobbies like reading...
🍂 Or gardening.
🍂 I even exercise at home (this is the rebounder I use)

There are thousands of other ideas on how you can be frugal at home. The ideas I share in today's video are just a few of how I practice frugality... your ways might look different.

Being frugal doesn’t mean you have to live a strict parsimonious existence… I always say you should buy the best quality you can afford. And what you can afford will vary from person to person.

It’s truly about adopting a frugal mindset. How can you save money and resources in your current lifestyle?

When you adopt this lifestyle and realize that it isn’t a punishment, but a very fulfilling way to live, you will become accustomed to this beautiful way of life and if hard times happen to hit, you will be better prepared for them. Think of all the money you will save that can aide you in retirement. A wise homemaker is frugal and looks to the future.

A wonderful companion to today's video is my affordable eCourse, Chic Financial Principles for Debt-Free Living, where I go even further into the living well on a budget mindset.

I hope you enjoyed today’s Homemaker video. I would love to know your thoughts on the Homemaker's biggest obligation. Your comment could be chosen as comment of the week. Have a lovely weekend and I'll see you on Monday.


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