9.28.2020

Ten-Item Wardrobe Fall 2020 | Jennifer L. Scott

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Welcome to my Fall Ten-Item Capsule Wardrobe for 2020

 

We had fun filming this wardrobe, which consists of ten core items and an assortment of extras, on a rather hot day in Southern California... although we were still feeling the fall vibes :) This video was directed and produced by Troy Carlton from Crane House Films. 

Please note: in this post, I am sharing the items with you below. Thursday's talk-through video will discuss them in more depth. With every brand I feature, I always contact the brand to see  if they can offer a discount code in case you would like to purchase from them. Those codes are all reflected down below. 

Core Item #1: Kate Kasin plaid skirt 

Extras: Mer-Sea cashmere wrap, Lilysilk camisole Daily12 for 12% off, Oliver Cabell mules JSCOTT10 for $10 off, Capsul bracelet



Core Item #2: SKYE Dezi dress   Jennifer20 for 20% off 
Extras: SKYE Theodora 18K gold earrings  Jennifer20 for 20% off
Ballet flats: London Sole (no longer available) ballet flats (linking similar)

Core Item #3: J. Jill wrap dress This dress is no longer available so I am linking similar ones from Draper James and and a budget option here

Extras: Mont Kiji Secret Garden scarf code connoisseur for 20% off, ballet flats (linking similar)


Core Item #4
Plaid dress by Velvet by Graham & Spencer This dress is no longer available on the Velvet website, but I found the exact dress here on Amazon. The tights are by Hipstik JEN15 15% off

Core Item #5 Everlane dress

Extras: Oliver Cabell Suede Mule  code JSCOTT10 for $10 off 


Core Item #6: Draper James Chambray shift dress 


Core Items 7 & 8: Lilysilk midnight blue blouse (Daily12 for 12% off) and Mott & Bow jean code JLS10 for 10% off 

Core Items 9 & 10: Lilysilk romantic white blouse (Daily12 for 12% off) and Mott & Bow black jean  JLS10 for 10% off 

A closer look at the extras:

Let's have a look at the sweaters, camisoles, and tee shirts...

The Mer-Sea cashmere wrap  and Lilysilk camisole (Daily12 for 12% off)

The Mer-Sea Cashmere Hampton Duster and Mott & Bow Tee shirt code JLS10 for 10% off 



Let's have a look at the shoes featured this season...



The Captain Boot by the Thursday Boot Company is such a classic, high-quality boot. I have them here in muted black and Old English. 

The Oliver Cabell driving shoe code JSCOTT10 $10 off

The Oliver Cabell dream mule code JSCOTT10 for $10 off 

Let's take a look at the jewelry...

Capsul 14K gold custom block bracelet (please note they also do a budget version in brass)

SKYE Theodora 18K gold earrings  Jennifer20 for 20% off



SKYE Oleana pearl earrings Jennifer20 for 20% off 


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Comment of the Week

Sam L. writes, "I stumbled across your blog years ago with the ten-item wardrobe. I bought and read Lessons from Madame Chic back then, and I continue to visit your blog now. Then, I had just left my career as an accountant to be a stay-at-home wife and mother. I was a little lost on how to manage my new life - how to manage a household, nurture a marriage, care for children, present myself as an elegant lady (the style description that most appeals to me) and set personal goals for myself that were outside the "wife" and "mother" roles. I find balance in your blog. I love the variety of posts: wardrobe, meal prep, homeschooling (we also homeschool), cleaning, remodeling, seeking out the arts, etc. It reminds me that as homemakers, we manage a variety of tasks, and that variety adds a richness to life. I particularly like the segment in this post about the prepper pantry. We, too, keep a stash of supplies on hand for any number of emergencies. Some blog posts about prepping can seem very extreme, end-of-the-world-ish. Your presentation, however, exhibits prepping as a useful, practical, homemaking skill. Thank you for sharing all of your ideas with a positive, uplifting energy. With each of your posts I watch/read, I have a new joyful outlook on being a homemaker. All of the work you put into your blog is very much appreciated. "

Dear Sam, Thank you for your encouraging comment. I am so happy that the variety of topics discussed on this blog provide inspiration for your daily life. Thank you for being a part of The Daily Connoisseur!


I hope you enjoyed today's ten-item wardrobe video. I'll see you on Thursday for the talk-through. Let us know how your fall wardrobe is coming along (spring wardrobe for our Southern Hemisphere friends). 


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9.26.2020

Homeschool Schedule Ideas + FREE Homeschool Planner Printables

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 According to this article from The Associated Press, interest in homeschooling has "exploded" amid the pandemic. 

"As parents nationwide prepare to help their children with more distance learning, a small but quickly growing number are deciding to take matters entirely into their own hands and begin homeschooling."



 

We are well into our fourth year of homeschooling and I am excited to see so many families embrace this lifestyle and try it out for themselves. Many new homeschool parents often ask for scheduling help. While homeschool schedules are free and less rigid than traditional schedules, they can also be tough to plan for this very reason. 


I have created two free printables for you to use in your own homeschool. So whether you are temporarily distance learning or have decided to homeschool full time, I hope these schedules prove useful to you.


Here are the free printables I have created for you. The green printable is for one day and the floral printable is for the week. Feel free to download one or both printables to help you schedule your day. 





Here is the Homeschool Schedule for One Day. You can download this one here. 



Here the Homeschool Schedule that is formatted for the week. You can download it here.

On a final note: I would like to address a common misconception. The online distance learning that is taking place across the world right now due to the pandemic is not the same as homeschooling. Many parents have expressed frustration with this model of learning. I am not knowledgeable in it and only know first-hand accounts of what my friends have told me about it. True homeschooling is different. You set your own schedule, use your own chosen curriculum and get that one-on-one instruction with your children. Lessons are often concentrated and less time is spent doing desk work (or in the case of distance learning, computer work). True homeschooling is fun and liberating and makes your children excited about learning. If you are a homeschooling parent, I hope you'll leave a comment encouraging others in the journey.

Here are the YouTube channels I recommend in the video:

I hope you enjoy today's video. I'll see you on Monday for the ten-item wardrobe video!
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9.24.2020

CONNOISSEUR REVIEWS SEPTEMBER

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Welcome to the September edition of Connoisseur Reviews. I am sharing beautiful books, delightful teas, luxurious natural soaps, exquisitely scented laundry detergent, and more in this month's review.

      



The following three books from the editors of Victoria Magazine are the most beautiful coffee table books and would make excellent gifts. These will be reappearing in my upcoming holiday gift guide. 




The Art of Tea from the editors of Victoria Magazine. From the publishers: The ages-old tapestry of taking tea is woven with a prismatic palette of threads, from the golden strands of tradition and the silver cords of friendship to the rainbow ribbons of taste bud–tempting refreshments and the brightly hued filaments of an elegantly set table.




Our Hearts are in France from the editors of Victoria Magazine. From the publishers:  Our Hearts Are in France takes readers on a memorable journey through this majestic country, where centuries-old chateaux rise from the riverbanks and snow-dusted mountains give way to rolling hills and fertile valleys sprinkled with tiny villages, each one more enchanting than the last.

Our Hearts are in England from the editors of Victoria Magazine From the publishers: Our Hearts are in England is an idyllic sojourn through this “green and pleasant land” of scenic byways and quaint villages, glorious gardens, and quintessential cottages. Filled with lush photography and enchanting prose, this exquisitely bound 232-page hardcover book is one to savor as we voyage together in search of England’s very essence.

The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel "Doing well with money isn’t necessarily about what you know. It’s about how you behave. And behavior is hard to teach, even to really smart people." 



Simple Loose Leaf Tea in Simple Vanilla Herbal is my favorite from this line, but honestly they are all lovely. This has revived my love for Rooibos tea, which I used to drink on a regular basis. The Simple Vanilla Herbal is so delightful and feels like a rich, full-bodied black tea even though it is an herbal red tea. They are all delightful. You can find them on the Simple Loose Leaf Tea website, or on Amazon



The Sleep and Glow pillow is an innovative, anti-microbial anti-aging pillow that allows side-sleepers to enjoy sleep without "squishing" the face. There's no other way to put it, really. It's a very comfortable pillow and I enjoy using it and do see the benefit of the grooves in the side of the pillow. Use code JenniferScott10 for $10 off. (My robe is by Plush Necessities


The Bend Soap Co. is a wonderful, small family business located in Bend, Oregon. They create all natural goat milk soap products. My favorite scent of theirs is the "almond delight" line. They have expanded this line in all of their offerings, including their luxury milk bath and sugar scrub. I highly recommend! Code DC10 for 10% off 



Hiketron Laundry Detergent makes the most beautifully and complex scented laundry detergents. My favorite scent of their is Mambo Man (trust me on this one). They have just released three new scents that are great too: Paradise, Energize and Tropical Passion code JENNY25 gives 25% off for first-time customers. 



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📍Take my new eCourse, Carry Yourself with Poise. There are so many amazing ladies on this course, bonding and building friendships as we rally around elegant living. Tamara writes, "I absolutely adored this course! One of the best investments I have ever made in my life. Jennifer, I would like to thank you for taking the time to create a course that is enriching. I look forward future courses."

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Thank you, Elisabeth! The ten-item wardrobe video comes out on Monday and I have a special Homeschool video out on Saturday. It's a busy week on The Daily Connoisseur!

I hope you enjoyed today's review. Let us know if you have found anything worth sharing in the comments below. 


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9.21.2020

The Chic Assignment Check-In | September 2020 | Dorothy Parker and Haydn

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Welcome to The Chic Assignment Check-In. Let's learn more about Haydn, Parker and more this month. 


 
 ⚜️ Chic Assignment no. 1 Enjoy Wynton Marsalis performing Haydn's Trumpet Concerto in Eb with the Boston Pops Orchestra, conducted by John Williams.



Are you enjoying this performance? Perhaps because we are in the age of Covid and gatherings like this are no longer happening, this performance really made me want to get dressed up and go to the symphony. Hopefully one day soon. Wynton Marsalis was so incredible here. His rendition sparkled and brought perfect justice to this excellent piece.


Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

Today we are going to learn more about the composer, from his biography on Philharmonia Baroque.

⚜️ Chic Assignment no. 2 Enjoy the poetry of Dorothy Parker
I discovered Dorothy Parker as a teenager and have been fascinated with her ever since. I own a very well-read volume of her poetry. She was a troubled figure and her poetry could be dark at times, but her writing was also incredibly brave and witty. I can't wait to dive into her poetry with you this month.

In today's check-in we are going to read her biography as well as some of her best poems.



Check out Dorothy Parker's Collected Poems



You can also learn more about her and read some of her most famous works for free at the Poetry Foundation.

Rondeau Redoublé (and Scarcely Worth the Trouble, at That)
BY DOROTHY PARKER
The same to me are sombre days and gay.
Though joyous dawns the rosy morn, and bright,
Because my dearest love is gone away
Within my heart is melancholy night.

My heart beats low in loneliness, despite
That riotous Summer holds the earth in sway.
In cerements my spirit is bedight;
The same to me are sombre days and gay.

Though breezes in the rippling grasses play,
And waves dash high and far in glorious might,
I thrill no longer to the sparkling day,
Though joyous dawns the rosy morn, and bright.

Ungraceful seems to me the swallow's flight;
As well might Heaven's blue be sullen gray;
My soul discerns no beauty in their sight
Because my dearest love is gone away.

Let roses fling afar their crimson spray,
And virgin daisies splash the fields with white,
Let bloom the poppy hotly as it may,
Within my heart is melancholy night.

And this, oh love, my pitiable plight
Whenever from my circling arms you stray;
This little world of mine has lost its light ...
I hope to God, my dear, that you can say
The same to me.


⚜️ Chic Assignment no. 3 Stock your pantry for the upcoming winter
I recently shared a glimpse into our prepper pantry (many of you liked victory pantry). I encourage you all to stock up responsibly as we head into the next season. Who knows what is in store? Being chic is being prepared. You can check out my Amazon prepper pantry store here. 


⚜️ Chic Assignment no. 4 Transition your beauty routine for the change in season
I have been making subtle changes to my fall beauty routine. I've been enjoying the darker plum shades from London Town (JenniferS for 25% off at Londontown). I've also been changing my makeup colors to fit the more muted and earthy tones of fall. How have you changed your beauty or health routine? 

Featured in the video:
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9.17.2020

Dinners of the Week + Meal Plan and Prepper Pantry Tips

7:14 AM 6 Comments

Welcome to a new week of dinners plus some tips on how to create a prepper pantry.



It's a great idea to stock up on bulk items when you can... things like rice, beans, canned goods, and other staples that could help your family if the world is to face any food shortages. In today's video I talk you through our pantry stocking resources. I buy our bulk foods from Costco, Amazon, and restaurant supply stores.




Many people don't realize you can get many bulk foods delivered to your home on Amazon. I'm leaving a link to my Amazon store here which has an entire section devoted to the prepper pantry. Also mentioned in the prepper pantry section is my discovery of Fire Cider.

Also, the Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies are on sale right now for 10% off with code dailyconnoisseur

Now, let's have a look at the recipes.



Pastrami Sandwiches
Ben and I have been craving The Hat, which is a Southern California restaurant known for their pastrami sandwiches and chili cheese fries (I know... I know...)
We decided to recreate the dish at home. I toasted some hoagie rolls in the oven, then slathered them with yellow mustard. On the stove, I heated up the pastrami (purchased from the grocery store). I placed the pastrami on the rolls and added a layer of sliced pickles.

Chili Cheese Fries I sliced 3 large potatoes in my French fry slicer and soaked them in water for 15 minutes (this step is essential). Then I drain the water, pat the fries dry, and add 2 Tbs oil, 1 Tbs paprika, 1 Tbs garlic powder, and salt and pepper (whatever amount you feel comfortable with). Then I place them a pre-heated air fryer on the French fry setting. (All air fryers are different, so follow the instructions on yours... this is the Air Fryer I have.)

I topped the French fries with cooked chili (previously made), shredded cheddar cheese, and diced onion. We serve pepperoncinis on the side and honestly... this was better than The Hat! :)



Oven-Cooked BBQ Ribs
We normally grill our ribs on the BBQ outside, but today I tried a new technique I learned from Mandy in the Making's channel (Tell Mandy I said, "hello"). After placing a dry rub on the ribs, I tented them on a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and placed them in the oven at 300 degrees F (If I were to change it, I would cook them at 275F as Mandy suggested). We let these cook for 3 hours. Then I pulled them out and brushed BBQ sauce on top and finished them off uncovered, under the broiler for 15 minutes (Depending on. your broiler, broil for 5 to 15 minutes... check every 5 minutes to make sure you don't burn the ribs).

Creamed Spinach I don't normally measure my ingredients when I cook so this time, I made too much cream sauce. Always remember that spinach cooks down to nearly nothing, so plan accordingly. I will leave the proper measurements here for your reference. Sauté 20 oz of spinach in a lightly oiled pan until fully cooked. Combine 4oz cream cheese, 1/4 cup heavy cream, 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, and 1/8 cup shredded parmesan in the same pan the spinach was cooked in. Cook on low heat until the sauce is melted nicely. Once the sauce is warm and mixed together completely, add the cooked spinach and season with salt and pepper.


Taco Salad
The kids could probably eat tacos 4x a week. I do tend to burn out on them. So while I made beef tacos for the rest of the family, I made a taco salad for myself. I used a freezer meal for this one. I like to prepare large batches of ground beef taco filling and freeze it in separate portions. I cooked this freezer meal in a slow cooker on low for four hours and it was ready to use.

I placed tortilla chips on the bottom of the plate, topped with lettuce, the taco filling, corn, sliced olives, sliced tomatoes, shredded cheddar cheese, sliced red onions, and crushed tortilla chips on top. I squeezed the salad with lime juice and topped with Ranch dressing. Delish!


Instant Pot Split Pea Soup
When I was a child, the drive to my Grandmother's house seems to take forever. Our trip was always marked as half finished when we passed a restaurant called, Anderson's Pea Soup. Every time we drove past that restaurant, I craved a bowl of pea soup! I re-created it here in the Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Split Pea Soup

Author: Jennifer L. Scott

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbs butter
  • 1 Tbs minced garlic
  • 1 medium chopped onion
  • 1 bay leaf (optional)
  • 1/2 cup diced ham (or one hambone) 
  • 3 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 3 medium carrots, chopped
  • 4  cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups dry split peas, rinsed
  • black pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Set your Instant Pot to sauté and sauté the butter and garlic for one minute. Add the chopped onion and cook for 4 - 5 minutes. Add the sliced ham and cook for another couple of minutes. Turn off the sauté function. Add the chicken broth, celery, carrots, split peas and bay leaf. Season with pepper. Place the Instant pot on sealing and cook on high pressure for 20 minutes. Do a quick release and stir the soup until your split peas are in the desired consistency (the more you stir, the creamier the soup gets). Remove the bay leaf and ham bone (if used) and enjoy. 
Created using The Recipes Generator



Shrimp Scampi Linguini
This is a very quick and easy pasta dish that the whole family loves. There are many variations to this, I am leaving a recipe card for today's variation down below.

Shrimp Scampi Linguini

Author: Jennifer L. Scott

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 Tbs minced garlic
  • Juice from one lemon
  • handful of chopped Italian parsley
  • 1 lb cooked shrimp
  • 1 package of dry linguini
  • Freshly grated parmesan cheese

Instructions:

  1. Cook the linguini according to the package directions.
  2. Melt the oil and butter over medium heat in a sauce pan. Add the diced garlic and sauté for one minute. Squeeze in the fresh lemon juice. Add half of the chopped parsley. Stir. Add the cooked shrimp (or you can cook the shrimp in the pan now, they will just need to cook longer until cooked through). Add the cooked linguini noodles and incorporate into the sauce. Top with extra chopped parsley and cracked black pepper and parmesan cheese. Delish! 
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Instant Pot
Air fryer
French fry chopper
lemon juicer
Herb cutting board and chopper (similar) (Many people have asked about my herb chopper. It was a gift from my parents and I've had it for over a decade. I have linked a similar one here.
Cast iron skillet
Blue & white Churchill plates 
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🍂 Time Stamps
0:00 Introduction
1:35 Pastrami sandwiches and chili cheese fries
2:24 BBQ ribs in the oven with creamed spinach
4:28 Taco salad
6:18 Instant Pot Split Pea Soup
8:21 Shrimp Scampi Linguini
9:52 Pizza
11:11 Prepper Pantry Tour & Tips

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