1.13.2022

Intermittent Fasting Correct Portion Sizes | Dr. Patty Tae & Jennifer L. Scott

6:55 AM 3 Comments

 


Join me and Dr. Patty Tae as we discuss correct intermittent fasting portion sizes on The Daily Connoisseur. 



What portion sizes should we be having for our meals? What is the number one reason why intermittent fasting fails? How can we confidently train our appetites to enjoy a healthy portion size? We are discussing all of this in today's video

I do the 16:8 method of intermittent fasting, also known as time restricted eating, but this video is for anyone who is interested in learning about proper portion sizes, whether you do intermittent fasting or not. 

Please note: this video is for entertainment purposes only. Please consult your doctor before trying intermittent fasting. Portion sizes will vary for each person and their unique health needs. 

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📍Blogger has taken away the feature where you receive email notifications when I post. Because of this we are moving the blog to Wordpress in the new year. Please stay tuned. 

📍Due to supply chain issues, the hardcover of Lessons from Madame Chic is not available until January. Kindle and Audible versions are still available.

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Unknown asks, "Are you not doing the monthly chic assignments this year? Did I miss the post for January?"


The Chic Assignment will begin in February. I take December and January off in order to do research for the year's assignments. I am looking forward to it and hope you are too!


I hope you enjoyed today's video. I would love to hear your thoughts on portion sizes and intermittent fasting. Let us know and your comment could be chosen as comment of the week on the blog. 


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1.10.2022

Meditative Homemaking on a Rainy Winter's Day

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The rain is falling in tempered streams today. I’m able to do some meditative homemaking in peace. Won’t you join me? 


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Welcome back to The Daily Connoisseur. I have a light homemaking list to tackle today. I need to do the laundry, clean the kitchen, and make some pretty arrangements from the winter garden. And, of course, have a cup of tea. 

Candle by Cellar Door Candle Co. Music Box by Music Box Attic, Painting by Jeffrey Lloyd Barnes, Flowers from Horchow. 

But first, I need to finish getting ready. I find that getting dressed each day improves my motivation. I carefully select an outfit from my ten-item wardrobe based on the weather, what I’m doing that day, and how I’m feeling. Then I accessorize my outfit accordingly. I usually style my hair and wear light makeup. When I open my music box jewel box each morning and hear the Music of the Night, I can’t tell you how happy I feel. 


 Time for the laundry. I do a little bit of laundry every day. There’s always at least one load that needs to be done. Today, I’m doing the children’s laundry. I’ll get that going and then go downstairs to clean the kitchen. Here are a few quotes on laundry that I love: 

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls." - Pablo Picasso 

“We should all do what, in the long run, gives us joy, even if it is only picking grapes or sorting the laundry.” - E.B. White 

“As for laundry, I might characterize it as approaching the moral realm; there are days when it seems a miracle to be able to make dirty things clean.” - Kathleen Norris 

“I love doing laundry! Except for putting it in the dryer, taking it out and folding it and then putting it away.” - Anonymous 



The kitchen is one of those areas that needs constant daily attention. There’s a flow and function that takes place in the kitchen each day. Items to throw away, recycle, food to prepare, dishes to wash, dishes to unload, floors to be swept, tablecloths to lay down, herbs to cut, flower arrangements to refresh. There’s a lot. I probably didn’t even cover 1/3 of the things that take place in the kitchen each day. The key is to not procrastinate with it, but rather to enjoy it and get it done with. On a day like today, when I’m waiting for the rain to return, I like to be with my own thoughts. I get the best ideas while I’m cleaning the kitchen. 



Ok, now that I’ve gotten the cleaning work done in the kitchen, it’s time to have some creative fun. My parents gave me some giant grapefruits and lots of lemons from their garden so I’m going to do a cheerful citrus arrangement on a platter. I think this will look best on the ledge above the table, so I need to wipe that down first. There’s something so cheerful about the color yellow! Right now, our yellow roses are in bloom too. What a great pop of color on such a gloomy day. 

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Time to venture outside for another winter arrangement. During the winter months when the garden is largely dormant, I like to get creative with my bouquets. Our bay tree not only produces bay leaves for cooking, but they look beautiful in arrangements too and are very fragrant. I’m going to clip some leaves before the rain returns. Sometimes I’ll combine the bay leaves with lavender, which we also have on hand this winter, and the occasional roses that are experiencing a winter bloom. This particular bay leaf arrangement is for the living room. I’m going to place it in a blue and white ginger jar to liven up the dark corner with some vibrant life. 

 By the way, people are always asking how we keep white sofas with small children. Well, this is my secret. I cover the sofas in white and cream plush blankets. They protect the sofas and still look pretty good. I wash the blankets once a week. And if company comes over, I’ll generally take the blankets off. But that’s how we do it. I love the coziness of this room. My favorite part in the room is the artwork. 

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 Let’s enjoy a cup of tea together now. I can tell the storm is returning. It’s getting windy outside. I’m using the Pique hibiscus beauty elixir. I love this tea. It’s delicious. I’m having it with a slice of cherry pie… and reading Gwen John’s biography by Sue Roe. I’m taking my time with this book but keep coming back to it. John’s life was so interesting, and I love her artwork. I like to study artist’s lives. I find the creative process fascinating. 


The rain is beginning to fall again. The air is changed with moisture. I need to close the shutters upstairs. Thank you for joining me today for meditations on homemaking. I hope I was able to keep you company with your homemaking today too. 


Thank you to Blueland for bringing us this video. Get your first hand soap duo for 20% off by clicking the link below. Keep calm and remain classy… and see you next time.

News
📍Blogger has taken away the feature where you receive email notifications when I post. Because of this we are moving the blog to Wordpress in the new year. Please stay tuned. 

📍Due to supply chain issues, the hardcover of Lessons from Madame Chic is not available until January. Kindle and Audible versions are still available.

📍 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. In The Chic Society, 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. *NEW* We now have a penpal program too! 

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Comment of the Week

Kathryn Morgan writes, "Oh this is so relatable. This happened to me this year in Nutcracker - thought all was well...until I looked in the mirror from behind.... 2 huge rips in my tights. Had to totally get out of the tutu, pointe shoes, etc, and restart. Haha so I'm so right there with you!"

Hi Kathryn, that is a whole new level of stress right there! Happy new year!


I hope you enjoyed today's video and that it kept you company with your own homemaking.

See you soon!

Love,

Jennifer


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1.06.2022

How to Look Good from Behind | 5 Tips to Look Great

6:46 AM 0 Comments

 


We tend to style ourselves from the front. We will do our hair that way. We don’t look at the back of our outfit. Today I’m here to ask you: what do you look like from behind? Do you even know? 



I'm going to share 5 key areas we need to focus on in order to look good from behind. Let's go!

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1. The head. Many people don’t think about this. A lot of ladies style their hair looking only at the front. In order to reach the back of your hair you might pull it all forward but when you finish, have you smoothed out the back? Make sure the back of your hair is as presentable as the front. 



 2. The back. Here are a few unpresentable things that might be happening back there: your bra strap might be showing. You might have an ill-fitting bra causing pinching of the rolls, rather than a smoothing effect. Your tag could be sticking out. How many times has that happened to you? . You might have lint or dog hair on the back of your shirt. It's always a great idea to use the lint roller on your blouse before you put it on so you can reach all the spaces. If you have trouble with your bra straps staying in place you can use wardrobe tape to keep them hidden. 




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 3. The derrière. So many things to consider here. Always look at your outfit from behind. Is the view flattering? Is it what you want to see? If you’ve read Lessons from Madame Chic you will recall the story about the woman who had a hole in the bottom area of her trousers. Complete horror story, right? Make sure there are no holes. Also, make sure your pants fit correctly. Are they too tight? You can find smoothing undergarments that can help. 




 4. Legs- however you like to maintain your legs, pay attention to those too. For me, I need to make sure my skin isn’t ashy and dry. That’s a big problem I struggle with. Don't forget to moisturize your legs if they are going to be on display. Don't forget the magic power of hosiery! Hipstik (JEN15 for 15% off) is my favorite hosiery brand. I love the elastic waste that never slips or fails. 




 5. Your heels! This one is huge! Dry, cracked heels are very unflattering.  If you are not able to take care of this, wear shoes that cover your heels. This foot file is the best one I have found and you can find it for a good price on Amazon

I hope you enjoy today's video. 

Thank you to Ritual Vitamins for sponsoring today's video. Code DAILYC30 gives 10% off your first 3 months. 

News
📍 Jennifer is a guest on Style by Mary Michele Podcast

📍Blogger has taken away the feature where you receive email notifications when I post. Because of this we are moving the blog to Wordpress in the new year. Please stay tuned. 

📍Due to supply chain issues, the hardcover of Lessons from Madame Chic is not available until January. Kindle and Audible versions are still available.

📍Join us for The Chic Assignment Season Finale.

📍Check out The Daily Connoisseur Holiday Gift Guide for 2021. 

📍 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. In The Chic Society, 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. *NEW* We now have a penpal program too! 

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Mimi writes, "One of my goals this year is to re-establish my relationships with friends. The pandemic has made me realize how much I need contact with those special people in my life."

Hi Mimi, that is a great goal. I think the pandemic has made us all cherish our friendships more dearly. 

Thank you for watching! I hope you enjoyed today's video. I would love to know... what do you look like from behind? What are your strengths here and what do you struggle with? Let us know and your comment could be chosen as comment of the week on the blog. 

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1.03.2022

How to Use Your Planner to Develop Good Habits and Achieve Goals

5:48 AM 1 Comments

 


Happy New Year! It's great to be back on The Daily Connoisseur.

Most of us have a planner but we don’t use it optimally. In today’s video I’m sharing how you can use your planner for more than just scheduling your month. You can use it as a tool to help you develop good habits and achieve your goals. 

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Here is my 5-step process to developing good habits through proper planning:

1. Write down your goals. Most planners have a section that allows you to write down goals. If not, they might have a few blank pages that you can use for this purpose. Why should we write down our goals? I am linking a Forbes article  that shares the neuroscience behind writing down your goals in order to achieve them. The neuroscience occurs on two levels: external storage and encoding. Both of these components work together to help keep our goals front and center in our minds. 

 2. Visualize the end as if it’s already happened. Ask yourself: What do you need to do to get there? So take your goal and imagine that you’ve already achieved it. It can be something as big as publishing a book or something as small as clearing the clutter from your closet. What does the end look like? What will it take to get you there? This step is purely thinking. 

 3. Write down all the action steps that you need to take to get you there. Schedule this in your planner. If we are going with the example of the book, you will need to write it, right? So make a plan to write every day. Draft out the time. Make sure it’s consistent. Make it realistic. Let’s say you plan to write from 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. each morning before the family wakes up. Write that down in your planner. If your goal is to declutter your closet, write down the action plan for that. Do you notice that so far, all we’ve been doing is dreaming and writing? This is the crucial foundation. 

 4. Set a deadline and mark this in your planner calendar. If I know someone is coming over, I can tidy the house like a maniac. That deadline sets me into action. We need deadlines to accomplish our goals. Set deadlines for your goals. If I have a deadline to finish a book manuscript, you better believe I’m going to take that seriously. Set a realistic deadline to achieve your goal. 

 5. Actually do the action steps. Consistently. Hold yourself accountable. Do it. When you finish each day, check it off in your planner. Commit to these actionable habits for 30 days at a time. When you are finished with the 30 days, you might not want to quit. Let’s say you want to read 5 classic books this year that you’ve always wanted to read. Set aside time each night before you go to bed (instead of watching TV) that will allow you to read for 30 minutes. Guess what? After 30 days, I bet you will enjoy the new habit so much that you won’t want to quit and go back to your old ways. 

 BONUS: Keep your goals to yourself. Don’t speak about your goals unless you have someone you love and trust implicitly with your dreams. Many people lack vision or have a negative outlook on life. And all it takes is for someone to belittle your dreams to make you to fall slightly off track. If that does happen, just hold that criticism in your pocket and smile at their lack of vision when you finally do achieve your goal.




News
📍 Jennifer is a guest on Style by Mary Michele Podcast

📍Blogger has taken away the feature where you receive email notifications when I post. Because of this we are moving the blog to Wordpress in the new year. Please stay tuned. 

📍Due to supply chain issues, the hardcover of Lessons from Madame Chic is not available until January. Kindle and Audible versions are still available.

📍Join us for The Chic Assignment Season Finale.

📍Check out The Daily Connoisseur Holiday Gift Guide for 2021. 

📍 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. In The Chic Society, 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. *NEW* We now have a penpal program too! 

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I would love to know... what are your dreams and goals for the new year? Remember to dream big! I hope you enjoyed today's video. I look forward to this new season on The Daily Connoisseur and happy new year!


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12.20.2021

The OWL by Jennifer L. Scott #poetry

6:17 AM 3 Comments

 


Welcome to the final video and blogpost for the year on The Daily Connoisseur. I wrote a Christmas poem called, The OWL, and had the vision to make it into an animated film. I do hope you enjoy it.



The Owl 
On Christmas Eve I saw him, 
The owl upon my ledge. 
His yellow eyes they sharpened, 
The stars inside them pledge. 

To convey certain wisdom, 
Of what I am not sure. 
We both just stared with held breath, 
A winter moment pure. 

Mistletoe and rustling wind, 
The owl called out to me. 
“Peace is all there is,” he said. 
Atop the sorrel tree. 

Presently a star did fall, 
The clouded moon was missed. 
Unexpected snowfall came, 
With snowflakes that I kissed. 

Opening my eyes I saw, 
The owl had flown away. 
Returned he to his warm bed 
Awaiting Christmas day. 


Thank you to Ruhama Azfar Rubai for creating the animation and to Evan M. Gallagher for editing the film.

And thank you for your support this year on The Daily Connoisseur. This was the best year yet on the blog and YouTube channel and you are the ones who have made it special! I appreciate every video you watch, every comment you leave, and every time you share my work. Thank you. 

I will be taking a break until January in order to spend time with my family this Christmas. I am wishing you a merry Christmas and a happy new year! See you soon! 

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📍 Jennifer is a guest on Today's Heartlift with Janell podcast. This is a must-listen.

📍Blogger has taken away the feature where you receive email notifications when I post. Because of this we are moving the blog to Wordpress in the new year. Please stay tuned. 

📍Due to supply chain issues, the hardcover of Lessons from Madame Chic is not available until January. Kindle and Audible versions are still available.

📍Join us for The Chic Assignment Season Finale.

📍Check out The Daily Connoisseur Holiday Gift Guide for 2021. 

📍 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. In The Chic Society, 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. *NEW* We now have a penpal program too! 

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Thank you for joining me for The Daily Connoisseur season finale. I hope you have a merry Christmas and a happy new year! I am so excited for everything that is in store for us on The Daily Connoisseur in 2022.

With love,

Jennifer



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