6.29.2018

Method Wood Floor Cleaner in Almond | Natural Home with Jennifer

5:40 AM 12 Comments


Welcome to another episode of Natural Home with Jennifer. In today's video, I'm reviewing one of my favorite natural products ever: The Method wood floor cleaner in almond scent.



If you love the scent of almonds, you will absolutely love this wood floor cleaner.

Method writes,"We used to reserve our floor cleaning for very special occasions—like limbo night or the queen’s visit. But this non-toxic + biodegradable no-wax wood floor cleaner turns a chore into an almond-scented delight. Just squirt, mop and bask in the glow of a gleaming clean. Formulated for sealed hardwood and laminate floors."



To use: Squirt on floor and mop, using a damp or dry mop/cloth. Use a thin layer, enough to wet and clean the floor. Do not dilute. No need to rinse, either.

All of method’s ingredients are comprehensively assessed by a leading research firm to ensure their safety for people and the environment.

I truly love and highly recommend this wood floor cleaner. It's really an excellent product.

This is the microfiber mop I use.

You can find the Method wood floor cleaner on Amazon, but I get mine from Grove Collaborative, where I get all of my natural cleaning products. I highly recommend Grove because it is a wonderful company that has great perks for its VIP members, including free shipping and returns as well as frequent free gifts.

New customers to Grove Collaborative can get a free Mrs. Meyers gift Set, which includes a Mrs. Meyer's dish soap, Mrs. Meyer's hand soap, and Mrs. Meyer''s Multi-Surface Spray + Free shipping with VIP Trial when you sign up with Grove and spend $20. Existing members with Grove Collaborative can receive a free walnut scrubber sponge.


Thank you for joining me for today's Natural Home with Jennifer. If you have any natural products you'd like me to review, please leave them in the comment section below.

Have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you on Monday!

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6.28.2018

Shop with Me bare Minerals + Sephora | Dinner with My Sister | Jennifer L. Scott

5:45 AM 9 Comments


In today's vlog, my sister and I go shopping and have dinner together. I've been running low on some basic makeup essentials so we also stop by Sephora and bare Minerals. I hope you join me for today's video.







Here is the makeup I purchased on my shopping trip. I was running very low on foundation, concealer, eyeliner, and mascara.

BarePro Performance Wear Liquid Foundation in Sandstone 16



The lady at bare Minerals suggested that I try the bare pro foundation powder on top of the liquid foundation. I really like this combination together!

bareMinerals Bare pro Performance Wear Powder Foundation, Sandstone



For times when I am only using the powder foundation, she recommended I use this brush to apply it...

bare Minerals Core Coverage Brush



bareMinerals Correcting Concealer Broad Spectrum SPF 20, Medium 2, 0.07 Oz



I will use the Mineral Veil for times when I am only using the liquid foundation....

Bareminerals Mineral Veil



I was nearly out of eyeliner, so I purchased these two shades, which I really like.

bareMinerals Lasting Line Long-Wearing Eyeliner, Endless Orchid,



Bareminerals 'Lasting Line - True Romantic' Long Wear Eyeliner - Eternal Bronze



Bareminerals Gen Nude Patent Lip Lacquer - 2Legit



Bareminerals Gen Nude Patent Lip Lacquer - Dahling



Bareminerals Gen Nude Powder Blush - Pink Me Up



At Sephora, I purchased the following:

Benefit Boi ing Airbrush Concealer - # 03 (Medium) 5g/0.17oz



Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara - Burgundy



This was not purchased in my video, but if you're curious about the eyeshadow palette I used, it was the one by Kate that I purchased in Japan. I'll link it here for those interested.



I hope you enjoy today's video.

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On The Ten-Item Wardrobe eCourse, Kathryn S. writes, "Dear Jennifer,
Thank you for being a great inspiration to me. As a fairly new wife and less than a year into motherhood, your advice has helped anchor my household in many ways including how to be a good steward of a thoughtful, well put together closet.
All the best"


Thank you, Kathryn! I'm so happy you enjoyed the course!


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Regarding Monday's pantry organization video, Erin G. writes, "When you played the horror music I laughed. That was a good one! You have a great size pantry. I can relate to wanting to organize during the summer as well. With two kids and a part time job during the school year, life gets hectic and chaotic! When I organized my pantry I purchased OXO containers which gave my pantry a sleek organized look and they're extremely easy for the family to use. I purchased mine on Amazon, Bed Bath Beyond as well as Home Goods. Hey, I'm always searching for a good deal! You should try the cereal containers OXO makes. I will never use anything other than those!"

Hi Erin, I think my horror music gave a few people a good laugh, including myself! I modeled it off of the old British TV show, How Clean is Your House? :) Thank you for the OXO recommendation. I do still need to buy cereal containers.

I hope you all enjoyed today's vlog-style shop-with-me video. I'll see you tomorrow for a new episode of Natural Home with Jennifer.


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6.25.2018

Epic Pantry Organization | De-Clutter With Me | Jennifer L. Scott

4:40 AM 15 Comments


I'm so busy throughout the school year, certain organizational projects get postponed. In my case, the much-needed organization project involved our pantry. When we moved into our house last August, it was never properly organized. Then we took our trip to Europe and when we came back 6 weeks later, we jumped back into our homeschool routine and the pantry never got sorted out.




Now that we are taking a summer break from school, I have time to tackle these organizational projects. Today, I bring you along with me. I de-clutter and organize our pantry and, while it's a lot of work, it feels so good to get the job done!

I actually did this video a few weeks ago and I can tell you, it's been wonderful walking into an organized pantry each morning. What a joy! Everyone in the house has noticed too and has taken care to keep it tidy. I hope you enjoy today's video and feel inspired to de-clutter along with me.

Mentioned in the video:


I use these can rack organizers to store my canned goods.


I use these seagrass baskets to hold my bagged goods and these wire baskets to hold onions and potatoes.

Because we live in California and earthquakes are prevalent here, I always have a supply of prepper foods and extra water. You never know when a natural disaster might strike, and it's best to be prepared. I have a combination of dehydrated, long-shelf life foods, including Eden Valley Farms, which has a 25 year shelf life, Emergency ready standard survival kit, and emergency drinking water (pack of 66).

The appliances I have on my shelf are the following, Vitamix blender, Instant pot, Crock pot, small slow cooker (I use this for my oatmeal), rice cooker, heart-shaped waffle maker (please note: my waffle maker is so old, I can't find it anymore so I have linked a similar one here), yogurt maker, and Kitchen Aide.

The Mrs. Meyer's lemon verbena multi-surface cleaner and the Aunt Fannie's Ant Remedy are both from Grove Collaborative.

Get a free Mrs. Meyers Cleaning Set, which includes a Mrs. Meyer's dish soap, Mrs. Meyer's hand soap, and Mrs. Meyer''s Multi-Surface Spray + Free shipping with VIP Trial when you sign up with Grove Collaborative for the first time. Existing Grove customers also get a free gift, a walnut scrubber sponge. *You must spend $20 in order to be eligible for the gift.

I hope you enjoy today's video.

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Regarding the debt-free course, Lynn writes, "Don't compare yourself to the Jones' - they are in DEBT!

I love it. Thank you Jennifer for everything you do - you continue to be a beacon of hope for me and an inspiration."

Thank you, Lynn! I'm so thrilled you enjoyed the course.

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На последней встрече #завтракpro с @firstelegantlady мы обсуждали этикет, элегантность, женственность, манеры. И Юлия посоветовала книгу про мадам Шик в качестве отправной точки для подробного изучения этих вопросов. ⠀ Пару дней я постила вдохновляющие сториз с цитатами, после которых очень многие спрашивали, что это за крутая книга? Вот же она! ⠀ Далекий волшебный мир французского шика, спокойствия, наслаждения жизнью. В этом мире семьи после ужина слушают классическую музыку и обсуждают прочитанные книги. Их гардероб состоит из 10 предметов, которые прекрасно сочетаются друг с другом. У них ровная спина, аккуратный маникюр и улыбка Моны Лизы. Они не спят в старых футболках и брюках с дыркой, потому что удобно, они спят в пижамах, потому что красиво. Эстетика пронизывает всю их жизнь. ⠀ И это прекрасно. Я восхищаюсь мадам Шик, также как автор книги. Она учит нас тому, что красота вокруг. Не обязательно быть богачом, чтобы привнести ее в свою жизнь. Иногда достаточно достать наконец бабушкин фарфоровый сервиз, который видит свет только на новый год, и начать им пользоваться каждый день. ⠀ И еще мне очень понравился совет: "Экономьте слова, не будьте излишне откровенными. Говорите, если это необходимо. [...] К загадочным людям притягивает именно то, что они кажутся восхитительно довольными". Вот точно! Тут кроется мой грешок, я люблю потрещать о ерунде, особенно когда в компании возникает неловкая пауза. ⠀ Резюмируя: "Как говорил Ганди, давайте сами будем теми переменами, которые мы хотим увидеть в мире". ⠀ Кому-кому электронную версию? Лайк, коммент - как обычно😂 ⠀ #нинабукс

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Comment of the Week
BettyLou writes, "I use grove collaborative and the customer service is amazing. I don't need to reorder as frequently as many households so I can just delete the products I don't need from my order. The glass spray bottles with the silicone sleeves are an investment but I love them. Each color gets a different refill product. I love the geranium scent and the honeysuckle. I wish they had a vanilla scent to use exclusively in the kitchen. They also have a product that draws away those annoying little gnats that get in the fresh fruit in warm weather. We have very hard water so some of the products don't work for our home, that is when i use a homemade vinegar, castile soap, and essential oil mix to clean with."

Hi BettyLou, I couldn't agree more. The customer service with Grove is excellent. I do the same with my re-ordering. I just delete what doesn't apply to me and order only what I need. This way I never run out. I also order a wide variety of items for the sole purpose of reviewing them on the channel, which is something that most people wouldn't need to do. I'm excited to try the geranium scent. I already love the honeysuckle. Thanks for your comment!

I hope you enjoyed today's video and feel inspired to de-clutter a space in your home. Please let me know what you thought in the comments below and your comment could be chosen as comment of the week on the blog. See you Thursday for a fun "shop with me" video featuring my sister!

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6.22.2018

Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Lavender Surface Scrub | Natural Home with Jennifer

6:09 AM 6 Comments


Welcome to our new Friday series, Natural Home with Jennifer, where I give you in-depth, honest reviews of natural cleaning products. Today, I'm reviewing Mrs. Meyer's Surface Scrub in Lavender. I tackle a deep stain on my stovetop with dazzling results from this natural scrub.



You can read about why I'm switching to natural cleaning products in Monday's blogpost, Switching to Natural Cleaning Products | New Series.


Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Surface Scrub works on the grimy surfaces throughout your home. This non-scratching gentle and effective cleaning scrub powder is made with a naturally safe ash and oxygen bleach for use on cleaning cookware, tile, stainless steel, porcelain fixtures, and more. It's chlorine and phosphate free, too.

*Ingredients are at least 98% naturally derived
*Phthalate free
*No animal derived ingredients




To use: wet the surface, sprinkle the powder, and scrub. For the tough stain on my stove, I let the powder sit for several minutes to penetrate the surface.

Please note, you can find the surface scrub on Amazon, but I don't recommend buying it there as the price is way higher than at Grove Collaborative. At the time of writing this, the scrub sells for $9.12 on Amazon, but on Grove Collaborative it is only $4.95. You can see the major price difference. Grove always has the best discounts for these natural products.

I hope you enjoy the review and cleaning session in today's video.




New customers can get a free Mrs. Meyers gift Set, which includes a Mrs. Meyer's dish soap, Mrs. Meyer's hand soap, and Mrs. Meyer''s Multi-Surface Spray + Free shipping with VIP Trial when you sign up with Grove Collaborative and spend $20. Existing members with Grove Collaborative can receive a free walnut scrubber sponge.

Thank you for joining me for today's Natural Home with Jennifer. If you have any natural products you'd like me to review please leave them in the comment section below.

Have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you on Monday!

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6.21.2018

Summer Berries Le No Makeup Look Tutorial | Jennifer L. Scott

6:08 AM 5 Comments


I have a quick and easy le no makeup look for you today. The colors I use are inspired by summer berries and my orchid maternity dress.




The makeup used in the video is:
BarePro Performance Wear Liquid Foundation in Sandstone 16



Benefit Boi ing Airbrush Concealer - # 03 (Medium) 5g/0.17oz

bareMinerals Correcting Concealer Broad Spectrum SPF 20, Medium 2, 0.07 Oz



Bareminerals Mineral Veil

bareMinerals Brow Color, Dark Blonde/Medium Brown



Urban Decay Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion


Laura Mercier Eye Art Artist's Palette Please note: Laura Mercier has changed the shades in this palette as it seems to have been updated. The shades I use in the video are Vanilla Nuts , Fresco, and bamboo.


Chanel Le Crayon Khol in Ambre

Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara - Burgundy



MAC Bronzing Powder in Golden The bronzer I show in the video is limited edition by MAC and no longer available. This is a similar color. I like the combination of the bronzer with the CHANEL Les Beiges stick below.

CHANEL les beiges healthy glow sheer colour stick blush no. 21




BH Lip palette in "nude lips" This is an affordable lip palette that I've enjoyed using for the past year. The colors do not have long staying power, but when I apply them with a brush on dry lips, they tend to stay on longer.



I hope you enjoy the makeup tutorial in today's video.

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This Friday (tomorrow), June 22nd, I'll be speaking via teleconference to the LA Writers' Lab about my self-publishing success story. Alan Watt, the instructor and my writing mentor, has graciously allowed outside students to join in for my call! The call will take place at noon PST. Here are the details:

Workshop Number: 1-712-775-8972

Access Code: 744257

I hope to have some of you join the call. Thank you, Al!

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I introduced an amazing free offer for readers of The Daily Connoisseur in Monday's post on natural cleaning products.
New customers will receive a free Mrs. Meyers gift Set, when you spend $20, which includes a Mrs. Meyer's dish soap, Mrs. Meyer's hand soap, and Mrs. Meyer''s Multi-Surface Spray + Free shipping with VIP Trial when you sign up with Grove Collaborative. Existing members will receive a free walnut scrubber sponge.

I'll be posting another Natural Home with Jennifer video tomorrow, so be sure to stop by the blog for a new video and post.

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Comment of the Week
On Monday's Switching to All-Natural Products Cleaning Products video, A Lovely Life with Luna writes, "I am always happy to see when someone "goes natural"! I am an advocate for green cleaning, as someone diagnosed with asthma many years ago, I probably only have an attack 2-3 times per year, and I do attribute that to healthy cleaning products (in part)

I'm also a nurse that works in hospital setting with majority of patients over the age of 55. I have noticed (amongst many trends) a trend of female patients over the age of 55 to 60 yrs that women have MANY more complications of the lungs, whether that be COPD,emphysema, small nodules and cysts, and atelectasis than my male patients. I'd say the ratio of women to men with pulmonary complications is probably 6-8:1. On a side note I'm also noticing older women with a lot of liver and renal cysts, nodules, and just general anomalies- and these are organs that filter and excrete. Just food for thought."


Hi Luna, the study on the damaging effects of traditional cleaning products was a real eye-opener for me. And your observation on the declining health of older women regarding lung function is truly interesting. Thank you for sharing your experience. I'm excited to switch to more natural cleaning products now to prevent future health problems.

Thank you to everyone for watching today's makeup tutorial. I hope you enjoyed it! I'll see you tomorrow for my first natural product review on Natural Home with Jennifer.

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