Happy New Year and HAPPY NEWS
Hello dear Daily Connoisseurs and happy new year! I am feeling refreshed and invigorated after my blogging break and ready to embrace 2016 and all that it has to offer.
I left you with a bit of a cliffhanger in my last video to let you know that I would have a big announcement for you this year. The news is too exciting to keep to myself any longer so here we go:
WE ARE HAVING ANOTHER BABY! :)
This will be our third child and I am due at the end of June. This is such happy news for our family. We are really thrilled to be welcoming another child. Our daughters are very excited and always want to prepare for the baby coming. Thank you in advance for your well-wishes and I look forward to sharing more with you as time goes on.
This week I have a short video for you sharing the happy news. If you are unable to see the video above, click here, look in the sidebar of this blog, or visit my channel, www.youtube.com/TheDailyConnoisseur
I have many exciting videos and topics to share with you in 2016. I know I was supposed to be on a break during the Christmas holiday, but I did shoot two videos, which you will see in the coming weeks- one showing my new year's eve table setting (a special bonus video this Thursday) and one sharing my large batch cooking video for freezer lasagnas.
Please leave any requests you have for the new season of The Daily Connoisseur below in the comment section. I always love to hear what interests you.
Carrie Willard chooses Polish Your Poise with Madame Chic as one of her favorite books for 2015.
Raeful lists Polish Your Poise with Madame Chic as #2 on her top reads of 2015
Kaitlin Olson, editorial assistant at Simon & Schuster and someone I work closely with on the Madame Chic books, has written a wonderful tribute to her grandmother, which is featured in the New York Times this week. Congratulations Kaitlin!
Letter of the Week
This week's letter comes from Karen, who writes:
Dear Ms. Scott,
What can I say? At last- a set of books that fully outline and codify some of my deepest and longest held life concepts, written out and explained so much better than any other I've ever been exposed to in my life. I've always had as one of my deepest desires and as one of my basic core beliefs, the desire and necessity to "live beautifully". Although I've always had some kind of notion as to what this means, those notions have always proved to be much too vague for me to be able to put them into actual practice. I can't tell you the life-changing information, as well as pleasure, l've gained from from reading your books. My entire concept of living beautifully- there it all is! Outlined and expanded on paper, and with specific details as to how to put everything into practice. This is a "big thing" for me, as heretofore the means for implementing my lofty objectives has always eluded me. I now have a set of many concrete steps I can take, and the reasonings behind those steps .......all wrapped in encouraging words and messages designed for each.
Most of my life I have wanted to make a positive contribution, to leave "a life legacy".....with my lacking in specific strong skills and talents, however, I could never envision in what manner I could ever hope to achieve this type of objective. However, after reading about the importance of poise in our world and the positive impact to our world and to others provided by regular exposure, I now have a sense of hope, as well as a sense of a mission in life- especially living in a culture bleak with vulgarity and coarseness.
I am not one to write authors...but the need to let you know the impact your writings have made on me was placed on my heart......especially as that impact is fairly significant. I CAN' T wait to continue cultivating poise on an ongoing basis- it is providing me with both a great measure of pleasure, and more meaning to my life as a whole. Ha! Maybe one of these days I'll pick up blogging, if only to document the changes I make as I implement your suggestions, as well as the impact of any of those changes, as time progresses!
Thank you so much!
Karen, thank you for sharing your testimonial with us. I love to hear how the Madame Chic books have impacted peoples' lives. I hope you continue to enjoy the process and take great pleasure out of living a beautiful life.
Remember to leave your requests for 2016 (or questions for upcoming reader questions answered videos) in the comment section below.
See you Thursday for a special bonus video!
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