6.10.2021

10 Life-Changing Homemaking Secrets from Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management

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My homemaking series continues today as I share ten life-changing homemaking secrets from Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management




Mrs. Isabella Beeton’s 1861 guide on household management remains one of the must referenced and popular guides to managing a home over 160 years later. Here are my ten observations from her book that could provide life-changing homemaking inspiration for you. 




 


⚜️The “mistress of the house” or in our case “homemaker”, is like the "commander of an army. Her spirit will be seen through the whole establishment" (p. 1). If that is the case, what spirit do you see when you look at your home? 

⚜️The members of the household are “perpetually dependent” on the homemaker for the happiness, comfort, and well-being of the family (p.1). While that may seem daunting, it should give you a sense of purpose and raison d’être. 

 ⚜️"Early rising is one of the most essential qualities which enter into good household management" (p. 2). Getting up early is the “parent of health”. If the mistress of the house gets up early it is “almost certain that her house will be orderly and well-managed”. (It also says that if she gets up late, her servants will also become “sluggards”.) Most of us do not have live-in servants so maybe we can attribute this tip to the rest of our family. 

⚜️ Frugality and Economy are home virtues. Mrs. Beeton quotes a Dr. Johnson, who says, “Frugality may be termed the daughter of Prudence, the sister of Temperance, and the parent of Liberty. He that is extravagant will quickly become poor, and poverty will enforce dependence and invite corruption.” Mrs. Beeton believed that whether you are rich or poor, practicing frugality is a necessity. 

⚜️Good temper should be cultivated by the homemaker. The welfare of the household rests on the homemaker’s good temper. “Her influence can hardly be over-estimated, as it has the effect of moulding the characters of those around her, and of acting most beneficially on the happiness of the domestic circle. Every head of a household should strive to be cheerful.”  (p.5). This one convicted me. 

⚜️The dress of the homemaker should always be adapted to her circumstances. Ok, in Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Management she’s literally talking about changing outfits for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We can’t relate to this Downton Abbey-esque wardrobe change life, but let’s look closer here at what she’s saying. She’s saying dress for the day, but dress appropriately. So, does that mean wear yoga pants all day long since you’ll be cleaning? Not necessarily. You can get dressed for the day in your cute day clothes that express your true style and still get a majority of your cleaning done if you wear an apron and gloves. If you’re going out in the garden to weed, for example, you probably won’t want to wear your nice clothing. Change your clothes for that. 

⚜️Keep a housekeeping account book (p. 9). Mrs. Beeton suggests that you write down every single expense you have throughout the day. This will be very helpful for those of us who are prone to overspending or who are trying to stay on a budget. This way “one month’s expenses may be contrasted with another”. Judge Haliburton said, “No man is rich whose expenditure exceeds his means, and no one is poor whose incomings exceed his outgoings.” 

⚜️Method and order are the keys for good housekeeping. On p. 27, it reads: “Order, again, is indispensable; for by it we wish to be understood that “there should be a place for everything, and everything in its place.” Method, too, is most necessary; for when the work is properly contrived, and each part arranged in regular succession, it will be done more quickly and more effectually. 

⚜️The daily duties of a housekeeper are regulated by the extent of the establishment she superintends (p. 29). In this instance, Mrs. Beeton is now discussing a paid housekeeper position, but we homemakers can apply this to ourselves. We should base our daily duties on what our home (our establishment) needs. Do you live in a large house that needs regular sweeping and vacuuming? Do you live in a small house that needs constant reevaluations of clutter and storage? What does your establishment need? 

⚜️Prepare in the evening for the next day’s duties (p. 31). A good homemaker “will often busy herself with the necessary preparations for the next day’s duties. Numberless small, but still important arrangements, will have to be made, so that everything may move smoothly.

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Amber writes, "My heart leapt for joy when you said you're going on the Homemaker Chic podcast again! 🥰 Shaye and Angela are my absolute favorite podcasters and I regularly listen while cleaning around the house. You also happen to be my favorite guest on their podcast so I am excited to hear all three of you chat it up again! Listening to you on their podcast is actually what helped me discover your channel so cheers to that as well! Hope you have a great virtual visit with them again and thanks for all your wonderful content!"

Thank you, Amber! Our episode has already aired and you can find it here: Wait, This Job Needs a Uniform?

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6.07.2021

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

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Welcome to one week of outfits from my spring ten-item capsule wardrobe. It's warming up in Southern California and spring is in full bloom. I'm sharing my outfits of the week to inspire you to dress well every day and look presentable always. 


I'm also sharing handbag, makeup, and accessory styling in today's video. Let's take a look at the week of outfits: 


Rachel Pally Marion dress, American Leather Co. satchel, cork wedges (similar) JEN10 for 10% off SKYE Cosette earring Jennifer20 for 20% off 




Rungolee Porto dress DailyC for free silk face mask, Lulu's sandals

SKYE Risette dress Jennifer20 for 20% off, Teddy Blake handbag TBJennC20 for extra $20 off,
 Spanish Sandal Co. black slides JEN10 for 10% off, Besame dusty rose lipstick, Lilysilk scrunchie Daily15 for 15% off 


Lulu's Sebastian pant (order a size up... this shrinks), Spanish Sandel Co. black slides JEN10 for 10% off, Lilysilk v-neck camisole Daily15 for 15% off, Neiwai Barely Zero bra JS10 for 10% off 


SKYE Charlotte dress Jennifer20 for 20% off, Teddy Blake handbag TBJennC20 for extra $20 off, cork wedges (similar) JEN10 for 10% off, SKYE earrings Jennifer20 for 20% off


Mott & Bow jeans JLS10 for 10% off,  Lilysilk blouse Daily15 for 15% off, Spanish Sandal Co. taupe sandals Jen10 for 10% off, Jord cork handbag thedailyconnoisseur25 for 25% off



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nightingale writes, "It's been said the state of your home reflects your current state of mind. Creating the right ambiance in a space and being choosy with what I bring in has made a world of difference."

Nightingale, I couldn't agree more. When my home gets in a bad state I pause, reflect, and take care of it. Thank you for your observation.


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6.03.2021

Therapeutic Homemaking | Clean with Me

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Welcome to a new homemaking episode. This time we are talking about the therapeutic aspects of homemaking. 



 In today’s homemaking video, we are doing some necessary cleaning. Cleaning often feels daunting and undesirable, but if we change our thoughts on the subject, we can allow it to be therapeutic. When we think about it as homemaking and break that word down: making a home, it gives cleaning a higher purpose. 

The word therapeutic implies healing. In medicinal terms, it refers to healing of an ailment. Certain treatments can be therapeutic. I often try to think of homemaking as a healing treatment. That’s because in general, it’s not the first thing I want to do each day. In fact, even after all these years, my body, mind, and sometimes soul, resists homemaking a bit. I might have fantasies of doing other things… anything really, other than wiping, cleaning, moping, doing dishes, and cooking. But wash the windows we must. 




 As I’ve mentioned many times I require shifts in my perspective, otherwise I won’t enjoy daily mundane tasks at all. So, I look at the therapeutic properties of cleaning and making a home. Let’s look at cleaning. How can that be therapeutic? Well, there is deep satisfaction to be found in cleaning a dirty space. It’s like righting a wrong... sorting something out. I focus on the tangible change that has taken place. Something was unsightly and now it’s beautiful. There is healing when you look at it like that. Making a smudged glass clear. Wiping the dirt off of an outside table. These things provide instant upgrades in satisfaction. I also take moments of deep appreciation for my space and focus on the beauty around me. This is why we should decorate our homes in a manner that pleases us. This also helps because when we finish cleaning, we enjoy our beautiful space even more. 

 Sometimes I’ll shut out the rest of the world and listen to music or an audiobook with my headphones. Other times I’ll allow myself to be present with my own thoughts. Sometimes I’ll have wild daydreams. Or cook up a great idea for a story. Or even write a poem in my head. Which does require me to run to my journal to write it down. 




Now, is everything done perfectly and gracefully? No, my therapeutic cleaning usually involves doing what I can, when I can. But I try to make the experience as pleasant as possible. Many times, I’m in a rush. Or I’m exhausted and am trying to get things done quickly. Sometimes I’m able to go slow and I actually enjoy it. I focus on the sounds around me. There is healing in those sounds. Everyday sounds we take for granted can be as beautiful as a symphony. 




 And finally, I wanted to share this perspective with you. We all want to live beautifully at home. Each step we take in our daily homemaking tasks brings us closer to beautiful living. Pleasure should not escape our daily life. Whether we take pleasure in lighting a candle, enjoying a delicious luncheon, picking herbs from the garden, laying a tablecloth, arranging a flower bouquet, or ending the day with a cup of tea and a good book. There is pleasure to be found in the everyday and when our home is running optimally, we can elevate these daily pleasures. I hope you enjoyed today’s video. 





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Nadia T. writes, "I was given several embroidered tablecloths of various sizes and matching napkins for my first holy communion and for years I considered them too traditional and old fashioned and I stored them away. Decades later I realized how ridiculous it was not to use them! These vintage tablecloths are now used with love and often get compliments from our dinner guests. Thank you Jennifer for encouraging the art of a beautifully dressed table!!"

Nadia, I am so happy to read your comment. Most of us own beautiful things we don't use because we are "saving" them for special occasions. The realization that every day is special is cathartic. I'm so glad you are enjoying them now. 


Thank you for joining me for today's video. I hope it inspired you in your homemaking today. 

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6.01.2021

The Chic Assignment June 2021

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 Welcome to The Chic Assignment for June


Chic Assignment no. 1 Enjoy Handel's Largo from Xerxes 

A beautiful and hauntingly enigmatic piece, Handel's Largo from Xerxes performed by Hauser will astound you. We will learn more about German composer, George Frideric Handel, in the mid-month check in. 




Chic Assignment no. 2 Explore the artwork of Frida Kahlo 

Self Portrait with Monkeys, 1943 by Frida Kahlo fair use Creative Commons 

Frida Kahlo was a Mexican surrealist painter known for her self-portraits and portrayal of Mexican nature and artifacts. She lived a brief and tumultuous life, but is one of the most famous female painters of all time. We are going to learn more about Frida Kahlo in the mid-month check in. You can learn more about her artwork here

Chic Assignment no. 3 Dress the table beautifully




Yesterday I shared my tablecloth routine from start to finish as part of Mega Motivation. I hope it encouraged you to dress your table beautifully this month, even if you are dining alone. 

Chic Assignment no. 4 Write a poem for someone in your life and give it to them 

I don't think I've ever been more excited about a chic assignment in my life! This month I would love for you to surprise someone you know with a poem you wrote for them. You can write this poem for anyone in your life. It can be silly, dramatic, serious, romantic, or whatever you like. Write a poem and surprise someone you know. You will brighten their day, if not their entire month. If you would like to share your poem with The Daily Connoisseur audience, please leave it in the comments here on the blog or on the YouTube video. I will choose a few poems to read in the mid-month check in. Don't be discouraged if I do not choose your poem as thousands of people will see it in the comments and be enriched by it. 


Thank you to 
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I hope you enjoy this month's assignments! I look forward to reading your poetry. Tag me on social media with the hashtag #thechicassignment and be sure to share this with a friend. 



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5.31.2021

My Tablecloth Routine from Start to Finish

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Mega Motivation continues this month as we explore kitchen decluttering and decoration. I'm sharing my tablecloth routine from start to finish today. Oh, how I love tablecloths! You can check out the Mega Motivation playlist here to see much more inspiration. 



In today's video I share why I like to use tablecloths (for two very different reasons), how I store them, how I launder and care for them, and how I style them. I also share the different styles I enjoy. 





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Pat D. writes, "The costs of these meals makes me wonder why I’d ever want to eat at a restaurant again!!"

Hi Pat, it's definitely lovely to escape to a restaurant every now and then, but when you break down the costs, it makes dining at home more attractive.

I hope you enjoyed my tablecloth routine from start to finish. I would love to know how you like to use tablecloths in your own home. 

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5.27.2021

6 Budget Dinner Ideas | What's For Dinner?

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Welcome to a new episode of What's for Dinner? Today I'm sharing family-friendly budget meals that will please your dinner guests and your bank account! 




Today's video
 is a collaboration with my friend, Robin from Faith and Flour. She is also sharing her budget meals so make sure you also check out her video to get twice the inspiration. 


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This Tomato Feta Pasta is a recipe that's gone viral through TikTok. I found the original recipe on Delish and modified it for my own family. 

Tomato Feta Pasta

Tomato Feta Pasta

Yield: serves 6

Ingredients

  • 2 pints of cherry tomatoes
  • 1 shallot, quartered
  • 3 cloves of garlic, smashed
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • A pinch of salt and pepper
  • Crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 6 to 8 oz block feta (or crumbled feta)
  • 4 sprigs of thyme
  • 10 oz. elbow macaroni
  • ½ cup cooking water from pasta
  • Zest of one lemon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In an ovenproof casserole dish combine tomatoes, shallot, garlic, and the majority of the olive oil. Season with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes (if using) and mix to combine.
  2. Place the feta block (or if using crumbled feta, keep it together in the center) in the center of the tomato mixture and drizzle with the rest of the olive oil. Scatter the thyme over the tomatoes. Bake for 45 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, cook pasta in boiling water according to the package instructions, reserving ½ cup of cooking water before draining.
  4. Add the pasta and reserved pasta water to the tomatoes and feta and toss to combine. Sprinkle with lemon zest. Enjoy.
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Slow Cooker Cheesy Beef and Potato Casserole is a family-friendly meal that can be assembled in the morning and served to the delight of your children at dinnertime. I originally found this recipe on Pinterest

 
Slow Cooker Cheesy Beef and Potato Casserole

Slow Cooker Cheesy Beef and Potato Casserole

Yield: serves 8

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 oz taco seasoning
  • 5 oz cheddar cheese soup
  • 4 cups potatoes, sliced
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup beef broth

Instructions

  1. Brown the ground beef with garlic and drain. Grease the slow cooker and spread the potato slices in the bottom. Spread the ground beef on top of the potatoes. Sprinkle the taco seasoning on top of the beef. Spoon the soup on top. Sprinkle cheese as the top layer. Pour beef broth over the whole mixture. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 5 hours.
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Chicken Pot Pie Stromboli this recipe is adapted from The Everyday Dishes Turkey Pot Pie Stromboli. It's a fun take on the traditional chicken pot pie. 

Chicken Pot Pie Stromboli

Chicken Pot Pie Stromboli

Yield: serves 8

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrot mix
  • 1 ½ cup cooked, shredded chicken
  • ½ cup Monterey jack or cheddar cheese
  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • 1 egg, beaten

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, sauté the onion and celery in butter over medium heat. Add the garlic and flour. Cook for one minute. Add the broth and heavy cream and stir until a thick sauce forms. Add the chicken, peas and carrot mix and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Allow the chicken mixture to cool. This step is important so you don’t burn through the pastry.
  2. While the chicken mixture is cooking, roll out a puff pastry sheet on a cutting board. Place the cool or room temperature chicken pot pie filling inside the pastry and top with cheese. Brush the edges of the puff pastry with egg wash and roll the dough into a log shape. Place the Stromboli seam side down on a prepared baking sheet. Brush the top with the rest of the egg wash, cut a few slits into the pastry, and bake for 35 minutes at 400 degrees F.
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Spinach Mushroom Quiche with Herbed Cheese I make this easy quiche all the time and frequently substitute ingredients based on what I have. The herbed cheese sends this over the edge. It also makes a delicious breakfast. 


Spinach Mushroom Quiche with Herbed Cheese

Spinach Mushroom Quiche with Herbed Cheese

Yield: Serves 6

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 10 oz fresh spinach, chopped
  • 8 oz fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 6oz container of herbed cheese (Boursin)
  • 8 oz shredded cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pie crust that could fit a 9-inch-deep dish
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg beaten (for egg wash)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. In a large skillet over medium heat, sauté the garlic and shallot in butter until shallot is softened, but not brown. Add the mushrooms and cook until soft. Add the spinach and stir until it cooks down. Add the herbed cheese and shredded cheese and stir for one minute (not too long… you don’t want it to get rubbery). Remove from heat. Beat the eggs with the milk in a separate bowl and set aside. On a floured surface, roll out the pie crust and place in the deep-dish pie pan. Fill the pie crust with the spinach cheese mixture. Pour the egg mixture on top. Brush the edges of the pie crust with egg wash. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until the egg mixture is set when tested with a fork.
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Tuna Melts on Croissants Tuna melts are a classic budget dish. I enjoy making them on croissants for a fresh new taste. 

 
Tuna Melts on Croissants

Tuna Melts on Croissants

Yield: 4 - 6

Ingredients

  • 2 cans tuna, drained 
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup chopped celery
  • ¼ cup chopped scallion or red onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped apple
  • 2 dill pickles finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp garlic salt
  • 6 slices of cheddar cheese
  • 6 croissants (or 12 slices of sourdough bread)
  • Tomato and lettuce (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degree F. In a large bowl, mix 2 cans of tuna with the mayonnaise, celery, onion, apple, and pickles. Mix well. Add the garlic salt and mix to incorporate. Cut your croissants in half and lay them on a baking sheet lined with foil. Spread the tuna mixture on top of each opened croissant half. Top with cheese. Bake in the oven for 5 to 8 minutes, or until the cheese melts and the croissants are crispy. Add tomato and lettuce if desired. Enjoy.
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Clam Chowder with fresh clams is ideal, but pantry clams are frugal and still make for a great, hearty soup. 

 
Clam Chowder

Clam Chowder

serves 6

Ingredients

  • 4 slices of bacon, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 cans minced clams
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 2 large celery stalks, sliced
  • 2 medium potatoes, cubed
  • 3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable stock
  • Drizzle of heavy cream
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 Tbsp chopped parsley

Instructions

  1. In a large stock pot, sauté the bacon until cooked. Remove the bacon and keep the fat in the pan. Add the butter to the bacon fat. Add the onion and celery and sauté over medium heat, stirring frequently. Add the all-purpose flour and stir for one minute. Add the milk, stock, and bay leaf and stir until a thick sauce forms. Add the potatoes and cook until they are tender, around 15 minutes. Add the clams and stir to combine. Cook another 5 minutes. Distribute the soup evenly among soup bowls. Drizzle with heavy cream and top with bacon and chopped parsley. Enjoy.
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Comment of the Week
Monday's video on 5 ways to be more elegant really sparked a great conversation in the comments on YouTube. I appreciated reading all of your additions to my list. 

Megroux wrote, "One more, knowing when a person wants advice and when they simply want to be heard."

This is fantastic advice, Megroux. Being a good listener and being there for our friends and family is very elegant. We don't need to try to solve everyone's problems. Sometimes people just need to be heard. Thank you for sharing that. 

I hope you enjoyed this episode of What's for Dinner? Let us know if you've discovered any great dinner ideas in the comments and your comment could be chosen as comment of the week on the blog. See you soon! 

~ Jennifer 

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