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Planning for Christmas 2017 + Free Printables

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration! We had an awesome day with family, lots of food and even more gratitude. I hope your Thanksgiving was equally as joyful.

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it's time to plan for the holiday season. In my planning post from last year, I show you how I organize our activities and to-dos in list form. This year I did the same thing and created my own custom Daily Connoisseur printables which I am offering to you for free. Simply download the PDF files and they are yours. I hope they help to keep you organized this season.

I have created a Christmas list...

...as well as a Holiday list.

Click here to download the Christmas list. Click here to download the Holiday list. I hope you enjoy today's video as we plan together for the Christmas season.

My book, CONNOISSEUR KIDS, will be released in the fall of 2019 from Chronicle Books. Read all about it here.

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Monday's Teatime with Jennifer on the High Fashion Dry Clean Dress caused quite a laugh! Thank you to everyone who watched and enjoyed the video. I did want to send everyone off for Thanksgiving with a bit of lightness :)

Caroline H. writes, "This was a lot of fun to watch! I can't imagine that I would ever buy such a dress- but beauty is in the eye of the beholder! I watched a few fashion shows online and the one thing I just don't understand- why do the models not smile? I saw some exquisite designs but the models wearing these gorgeous clothes looked miserable! If I had the opportunity to wear Oscar de la Renta or any other great designer, better believe I'd be smiling about it. What is the saying? You're not fully dressed without a smile? When you asked who wore the plastic dry cleaning bag better- the answer is you! Just goes to show, even if you are wearing a plastic bag- it will look better if you smile!"

I agree, Caroline. I wish the models would smile too! I don't know how the Moschino model kept a straight face. As you can see from my video, I was not very successful at it!

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone. I hope you get great use out of the printables. See you on Monday for a video on how I wear leggings and tunics. If you liked my necklace in today's video, be sure to come back for Monday's post because we are giving one away. It's the Zoe Lariat necklace by Stella & Dot, sent to me by my friend Lucy Wheeler. Stay tuned!

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Ladylike said...

Hello Jennifer,

Thanks for the printable templates and the suggestions. The two suggestions that really strike a chord with me are the "de-clutter before decorating" and the freezer meals. Just this morning, I was looking around my home thinking, "It's time to decorate now," and I was dreading it because I know that adding objects could make my home look cluttered. For the first time, it occurred to me that I could remove objects prior to adding more. Yesterday, while looking for the good silver for Thanksgiving, I noticed I had an empty cabinet. (All that de-cluttering over time is paying off.) I thought, "I can put things in this cabinet~" Then, you made the same suggestion. It feels good to hear you confirm my thoughts. So that de-cluttering is done now.
Also, after spending nearly all day in the kitchen yesterday, even after making so many dishes in advance, I feel concerned about our Christmas Eve meal. I don't want to spend all of Dec. 24th in the kitchen, especially as we will be traveling on Christmas Day. So I believe that making the dishes in advance and freezing them may be the way to go! Thanks again for all the suggestions!
Warm best wishes and happy holiday preparations!

Unknown said...

I also think it's important to relax and be mindful of the true meaning of the season. As a Christian I enjoy time with my children and husband and attending Christmas services and church related parties. However, over the years I've also noticed how important it is on a biological level. During these dark and short days I feel best sleeping more, eating a little less and making sure I haven't overextended myself. I've noticed I've felt better mentally, physically and spiritually when Christmas is kept less commercial and less demanding. Thank you for your delightful posts! I look forward to hearing more about your seasonal preparations.

Unknown said...

Oh, Thank You, Jennifer for the great printables! Another great video! At the risk of sounding melodramatic, you have literally changed my life since I started following you on youtube and your blog. I just finished reading all 3 of your books....should be required reading for every woman who wants to elevate every part of her life. You have renewed my love of classical music...you have challenged me to practice poise, even in the mundane parts of my day...you have inspired me to look presentable always, even when I do not feel like it...you have encouraged me to embrace art and culture in new ways (I took a painting class with my grown daughters & LOVED it! My husband & I are going to the ballet to see the Nutcracker next week! I have started buying myself fresh flowers every 2 weeks & arranging them myself!) Won't bore you with more, but you get the picture. Thanks for all you do, my dear!

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The Daily Connoisseur said...

Hi ladies, thank you as always for commenting. Cindie, your comment made my day and it will be comment of the week on Monday's blog! Thank you so much!

Unknown said...

Best Regards:
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Ewa said...

Dear Jennifer,
what do you use to stick the gingerbread house together? Caramel?
Best regards,