4.06.2020

Ten-Item Capsule Wardrobe, Spring 2020

5:31 AM 2 Comments


Welcome to my Spring ten-item capsule wardrobe for 2020.



In today's fashion show, I'm sharing my core items as well as some of my extras. I'll talk about each piece in the talk-through later in the week. For now, I hope you enjoy the show.

I have eleven core items this year... Please remember, it's not about the "ten". Ten is used as a guide post for forming the core of your capsule wardrobe. If you've been following me for several years you'll know that some seasons I have ten core items, other seasons I'll have 12 or 13 or even 9. It doesn't matter.

Let's have a look at each of the core items.

*SKYE Risette Dress code Jennifer20 for 20% off. SKYE is an elevated minimalist brand. I adore their simple, yet stylish clothing. They have excellent hem lengths and thoughtful designs.


This blue & white floral dress is from Universal Thread at Target, but it is sold out, so I am linking a similar find here from Lulu's.


White linen dress. This is sold out so I am listing two very similar options from Lulu's here and here. Here is a link to all midi dresses at Target.


Draper James Chambray shift dress


Mott & Bow dark denim jean JLS10 for 10% off and white blouse from Loft (sold out, so I am listing Loft's blouses here).


Mott & Bow white jean JLS10 for 10% off and Neesee’s Dresses blue floral blouse


Lulu’s black floral jumpsuit


Morning Lavender jumpsuit (sold out, so I am linking to Morning Lavender's jumpsuit selection here)


This pretty Loft blouse from last season is sold out, so I am listing Loft's current blouses here.

Let's have a look at some of the extras just from this year's wardrobe.


MerSea travel wrap in grey This is an elegant and beautiful wrap that comes in many different colors.



Gingham tee shirt is sold out, but I am listing a similar gingham blouse here. (Please note: this blouse I am linking is not a tee).


This casual red and white stripe tee is a fun take on the usual nautical strips I have this time of year.


The Très Chic sweatshirt is a fun, boatneck style vintage sweatshirt. It's a fun casual look.



Let's have a look at the new jewelry. These were sent to me by SKYE.

SKYE Léa 18K gold freshwater pearl earrings Jennifer20 for 20% off. These classic earrings with a twist feature hand-wrapped 18K gold threads and lustrous organic pearls for a delicate and timeless finish.


SKYE Opale 18K gold freshwater pearl earrings Jennifer20 for 20% off. These striking earrings bring an "off-kilter glamor" to everyday looks. They feature hand-wrapped 18K gold threads and lustrous organic pearls.


SKYE Azilis 18K gold freshwater pearl brooch Jennifer20 for 20% off. This unique and quirky brooch adds an artful flourish to your outfit. It has the same hand-wrapped 18K gold threads and beautiful organic pearls.


SKYE Issey necklace 18K gold freshwater pearl Jennifer20 for 20% off. This subtly beautiful pendant necklace has the same spun gold theme. The beautiful freshwater pearls accentuate the classic look.


Lilysilk silk scrunchies

The shoes featured in today's video are:
Sam Edelman Gigi nude patent sandal
Sam Edelman leopard sandal

Two good resources for spring shoes:
Spanish Sandal Co. a good resource for sandals.
Oliver Cabell a good resource for comfy flats.

Additionally, I get many questions about our home decor, so here are some direct or similar links to what you find in our sitting room:

Cezanne painting is from Great Big Canvas
Ballard Designs has a few leopard chair options.
Flower arrangement is from Horchow
My fiddle leaf fig is real, but here is a great faux option
Here is a similar blue and white lamp
Here are similar blue and white ginger jars.


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Ngày 1 "At home with Madame Chic" - Jennifer L.Scott Mình mua cuốn này chung combo với "20 bí mật sành điệu từ Madame Chic" (mình vừa đọc xong). Do là mình thích văn hóa Pháp rất là mê mẩn mấy cuốn này luôn 😍 --- Day 1 "At home with Madame Chic"- Jennifer L.Scott This book in a combo Madame Chic. Another book is "Lesson from Madame Chic: 20 stylish secret I learned while living in Paris"- Jennifer L.Scott ( I'd read already 😂) I wanna know more about Frech culture. So, those books very useful for me 😂 #bookstagramvn #bookchallenge #reading📖 #readingchallenge #15dayschallenge #book #lovereading #madamechic

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Regarding my homemade yogurt video, This and That with Denise Jordan writes, "I thought it was too funny about you accidentally punching the second loaf of bread. I can just see you leaning out the window and your hand going into the loaf accidentally. I thought only I made those kind of mistakes. Thank you for sharing, it was nice."


Hi Denise, when I accidentally punched the rising bread loaf, I just couldn't believe it. Of all the things for me to lean on... it had to be that! Haha!

I hope you all enjoyed today's fashion show. Be sure to tune in to the talk-through later in the week. I look forward to hearing how your own ten-item wardrobes are coming along. Please let us know and your comment could be chosen as comment of the week on The Daily Connoisseur.


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4.02.2020

Making Bread and Yogurt from Scratch | A Day in My Life

6:31 AM 6 Comments


I'm making bread and yogurt from scratch in today's video....



The taste of homemade yogurt and bread far surpasses anything you could buy. I love making yogurt, especially and am excited to finally share my method with you in today's video.



This is a very simple bread recipe pulled from Bread World. There are instructions for using rapid rise yeast at that link too.

5-1/2 to 6 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
2 (4-1/2 tsp.) Active Dry Yeast
2 teaspoons salt
1-1/2 cups water
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter

Place 1/2 cup warm water (100° to 110°F) in a large warm bowl. Sprinkle in dry yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar; stir. Let sit 5 to 10 minutes, until foamy on top. Add remaining 1 cup water, milk, butter, sugar, salt and 4 cups flour. Mix well using the medium speed of an electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover; let rise in a warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 45 to 60 minutes.

Punch dough down. Divide dough in half. Roll each half to 12 x 7-inch rectangle. Beginning at short end of each rectangle, rollup tighly as for jelly roll. Pinch seams and ends to seal. Place, seam sides down, ingreased 8-1/2 x 4-1/2 inch loaf pans. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 45 minutes.

Bake at 400°F for 25 to 30 minutes or until done. Remove from pans; cool on wire rack.



To Make Whole Wheat Bread: Substitute 2 cups whole wheat flour for part of all purpose flour.




Take one quart of milk (I find whole milk works best) and cook until almost at a boil (the edges bubble) or 180 degrees F. Remove from heat and let cool to 110 degrees F. Then take one cup of the milk and set it aside to mix in the culture. Then pour that one cup and culture back into the quart and mix well. **Please note: if you don't have culture, you can use 1/4 cup of yogurt with culture in it.** Pour evenly into your yogurt glasses (do not put the lids on the glasses, those are only for refrigeration). Then place the large lid of the yogurt maker on and leave alone for 8 to 12 hours. Turn the yogurt maker off, place a lid on each individual cup, and refrigerate. Top with berries, jam, honey, or sweetener of your choice.

Here are the links to everything used:
Yogurt maker
Another yogurt maker option
Extra yogurt containers set of 8
pyrex dish one quart
yogurt thermometer
yogurt culture option 1
yogurt culture option 2
yogurt culture option 3
yogurt culture option 4
Homemade Yogurt recipe book

Bread:
For those who are intimated by making bread from scratch, consider a Bread machine (I don't use one in the video but I have used them in the past and they are great.)
bread machine option 2
copper measuring cups
KitchenAid mixer
loaf pans
loaf pans option 2
Large mixing bowl
active dry yeast
dish cloth (similar options) and here

Coffee:
Cappuccino maker
Keep Calm and Remain Classy Mug

hot pads (similar)
My apron
my dress

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📍Join us for The Chic Assignment for April.

📍Become a member of The Daily Connoisseur through the MEMBERSHIPS feature. I do one livestream as well 3 episodes of my new Vodcast (a video podcast) per month. (Link must be accessed on a computer.)

📍Thank you for your wonderful support of my new book, CONNOISSEUR KIDS.

📍I am working on an exciting new eCourse for you and it is almost ready. In the meantime, check out my affordable eCourses: The Ten-Item Wardrobe, Chic Financial Principles for Debt-Free Living, and How to be Efficient at Home.

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Comment of the Week
Sarah writes, "Hi Jennifer! Even though the rest of the world is postponed, I think it's important more than ever to have a certain level of class in this weird time. We all need something to look forward to."


Dear Sarah, yes! I am glad that The Chic Assignment is carrying on. This video today relates to Chic Assignment 3, which is to make something from scratch.

I hope you enjoy today's video! I would love to know... do you make yogurt from scratch? What about bread? What are your favorite recipes?


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4.01.2020

The Chic Assignment, April 2020

6:17 AM 6 Comments


Welcome to The Chic Assignment for April, 2020.




Chic Assignment no. 1 Aaron Copland - Appalachian Spring (Orchestral suite). Check out this performance by the NY Philharmonic.




Red Poppy, 1927

Chic Assignment no. 2 Artist of the month: Georgia O'Keeffe You can see a list of her most famous paintings here. You can buy Georgia O'Keeffe-inspired canvas art here.

Chic Assignment no 3 Enjoy making something from scratch you previously relied upon from the grocery or drugstore. Ideas are: bread, yogurt, ice cream, pasta, pizza dough, soap, beauty products, growing your own vegetables or fruit. Most of you are already doing this...

Chic Assignment no. 4 Maintain your elegance at home. This could mean you dress well everyday. This could mean you work on taking the high road (if the people around you are driving you crazy, etc.), this could mean creating an elegant room in your home.

I hope you enjoy this month's assignments. I look forward to hearing your findings. We will touch on these subjects more throughout the month as well as in the mid-month check-in.

My dress is by Draper James and my earrings are by Rachelyn Jewelry.


I'll see you next time for a beautiful homemaking vlog where we will make bread and yogurt from scratch...


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3.30.2020

While Everyone Else Has Been Buying Toilet Paper, We've Been Buying THIS

5:19 AM 6 Comments


When the pandemic was announced, people started to hoard and stock up on toilet paper. We humans are attached to our modern luxuries (toilet paper is a fairly recent invention... humans have survived for thousands of year without it). Surely, I understand wanting the convenience and comfort of toilet paper, but it seems that there is a critical area that many people are ignoring...



As you know, in my What to Do if You Run Out of Toilet Paper video, there are many alternative options to toilet paper. While toilet paper is not essential to living... eating is. Eating is mandatory and while we may have our pantries stocked with canned goods, we will also want to supplement with fresh organic produce too. How can we do this when the grocery stores are gouged and we are encouraged to stay in our homes? Growing a garden is a solution.

You don't need a large plot of land. In fact, you don't need land at all. Even if all you have is a tiny balcony or doorstep or a window box, you can grow your own food. You can even grow food indoors. As you know, Ben and I are clueless gardeners, yet each year our garden produces abundant produce. If we can do it, you can too. Today, I give you a tour of our early spring garden and the plans we have for it.

I hope you enjoy today's video.

Here are some gardening and other resources for you:
Burpee (buy seeds, plants, and garden supplies here)
Raised garden beds
Growing sacks (for potatoes, onions, etc.) 20 gallon 5-pack
Potato grow bags 3-pack
The Grow Your Own Food Handbook

My sweater is from Mott & Bow code JLS10 for 10% off
My blouse is from NeeSee's Dresses
My necklace Ana Luisa Jewelry Use code Jennifer10 for $10 off
Gingham tablecloth blue
Gingham tablecloth in red



News

📍I was interviewed by Karen of Our House YouTube channel about homeschooling and The Daily Connoisseur Life.


📍Join us for The Chic Assignment for March.

📍Become a member of The Daily Connoisseur through the MEMBERSHIPS feature. I do one livestream as well 3 episodes of my new Vodcast (a video podcast) per month. (Link must be accessed on a computer.)

📍Thank you for your wonderful support of my new book, CONNOISSEUR KIDS.

📍I am working on an exciting new eCourse for you and it is almost ready. In the meantime, check out my affordable eCourses: The Ten-Item Wardrobe, Chic Financial Principles for Debt-Free Living, and How to be Efficient at Home.

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The Madame Chic books in Japan... Tag me on Instagram with #jenniferlscott to have your book photos shared here...
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I learned a lot from these books. #lessonsfrommadamechic フランス人は10着しか服を持たない ・ 何が本当の贅沢かを教えてくれる本です♡ ・ ・ 4年前、この本に出会って初めて真剣に自分と服と向き合うきっかけになりました。 ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ワードローブに沢山服がある人こそ、"着る服がない"といつも嘆いている。 それは丁度その時の自分を言い表したかのような言葉で、今思い返してみるとこの数年で本当に身軽になりました。 また女性としての身だしなみや振る舞い、言葉遣いも改めて気をつけるようになりました。 ゴシップが、テレビから流れてくる一番無駄な情報だとこの本にも載せられている通りで、何気なく見聞きしているものも取捨選択するようになり、今ではテレビすら観なくなりました。 どんどん有意義な時間が増えて、人生が楽しくなる。 この本に出会えてなかったらもしかしたら私は今もとんでもない時間と労力とお金を無駄なものに費やしていたのかもしれない。 #book #booklover #favoritebooks #favoritebook #jenniferlscott #madamechic #minimal #minimalist #minimalism #マダムシック #フランス人は10着しか服を持たない #フランス人は10着しか服を持たない2 #本 #おすすめ本 #ミニマルライフ #ミニマリスト #シンプリスト #シンプルライフ #シンプルな暮らし #フレンチスタイル #パリ好き #フランス好き #断捨離

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Comment of the Week
Blakey writes, "Jennifer, I just thought of you because I was hanging my laundry when there was a knock at the door and lo and behold it was one of the leading candidates for mayor of Miami Beach, where I live. We had a wonderful chat, and I was in one of my favorite dresses, with makeup on, as per your advice of always looking presentable. Who would have thought that at 5 pm on a weekday that would have happened to me? Thanks yet again for your invaluable advice! : )"


Blakey, I loved your testimony. Yes, we never know when looking presentable will come in handy, which is why we should look presentable always. I'm glad you had a good experience!

Thank you for watching. I would love to know how your family is preparing right now. Do you grow your own food? Have you had success with gardening? Or failures? Let us know and your comment could be chosen as comment of the week on the blog. See you soon!



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3.27.2020

Connoisseur Reviews Part 2 | Bath & Skincare Edition

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In Part 2 of Connoisseur Reviews, I'm sharing new skincare and bath finds. Let's jump in.





Azalia Spa Goods
Azalia Spa Goods is a line of handcrafted aromatherapy body oils created by Aimee Flor (a fellow Daily Connoisseur!) Here is a note from Amy on her delightful oils:
Instead of tinkering with complicated fillers or harsh chemicals for my products, I embrace only the purest plant- and flower-based ingredients. They in turn embrace our skin and body with the kindest forms of nourishment.

In small, thoughtfully blended batches, each Azalia oil is created to be your natural beauty everything: bath oil, massage oil, makeup remover, hair elixir, perfume...like little miracles in a bottle. They're made with only certified organic, vegan, and cruelty-free ingredients with a commitment to fair trade, which means they're super friendly- to you, our earth, and animals. With every purchase, a portion of sales are donated to the Garden School Foundation.

It's the simplest, purest form of indulgence. Elegant over fancy. Simplicity over synthetic. Beauty over glam.




Spongelle sponge flowers cleanse, exfoliate, massage, and nourish the skin. These buffers are infused with body wash and change instantly under water as you squeeze, from an exfoliating massage texture to a soft, silky sponge. They have a guaranteed number of 14+ washes. Code AFTERPAYDAY for 30% off (valid only until the end of March 2020).




Paula's Choice I have been enjoying my return back to Paula's Choice and after my announcement video sharing that I am using Paula's Choice again, the company reached out to me to see if I wanted to try some of their new products. I have been using the following for the past two months and really love them. I find Paula's Choice to be consistently good. I really like the serums and I feel the exfoliants work wonders for my skin. Here are all of the descriptions from the website for the items I'm sharing today.

2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant Our #1 product worldwide + cult favorite, this gentle leave-on exfoliant with salicylic acid quickly unclogs pores, smooths wrinkles, brightens and evens out skin tone.
Clears & minimizes enlarged pores
BHA (beta hydroxy acid) sheds built-up layers of skin
Fluid, lightweight texture absorbs quickly
Use twice daily after cleansing & toning


.3% Retinol + .2% Bakuchiol Treatment A triple-action blend of retinol, bakuchiol and peptides supports collagen-depleted skin to target fine lines, deep wrinkles and loss of firmness.

Power Berry Serum This 95% natural serum gives skin a healthy glow through a potent combination of berries selected for their proven antioxidant power in nature.

Omega + Complex Serum Superfood for your skin! Omega fatty acids in this serum strengthen skin’s surface with the essential nutrients needed for healthy, hydrated, visibly stronger skin.

Boost C15 Super Booster This concentrated booster with 15% pure vitamin C dramatically brightens uneven skin while improving the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

Hydrating Treatment Mask A deeply hydrating face mask for dry to very dry skin that works overnight to restore a dewy, resilient, appearance and feeling of firmness for a visibly refined complexion.



Bend Soap Co. salves code DC10 for 10% off
You know how much I love Bend Soap Co. I adore their Goat milk soaps, lotions, and high-quality bath products. They launched a new line of healing salves and I have been loving them and using them over the past month. Here are their properties:

Baby Salve Safe, effective, and 100% natural.
Protective barrier against wetness to help soothe and prevent diaper rash.
Infused with natural ingredients that protect and nourish the skin.
100% cloth diaper safe!

Soothing Salve Safe, effective, and 100% natural.
Free of essential oils and natural scents.
Moisturize, soothe, repair, and protect with this all-purpose salve.
Use on chapped skin, irritation, inflammation, rashes, and burns.
100% Cloth diaper safe!

Breathe Well Salve Safe, effective, and 100% natural.
Helps promote deeper breathing for all ages.
Apply to chest, back, or under the nose.
Powerful defense against congestion.

Defender Salve Safe, effective, and 100% natural.
Powerful defense against bacteria.
Nourishing ingredients form a protective layer over the skin to help prevent scarring.
Useful for treating scrapes, cuts, and minor burns.

News
📍Join us for The Chic Assignment for March.

📍Become a member of The Daily Connoisseur through the MEMBERSHIPS feature. I do one livestream as well 3 episodes of my new Vodcast (a video podcast) per month. (Link must be accessed on a computer.)

📍Thank you for your wonderful support of my new book, CONNOISSEUR KIDS.

📍I am working on an exciting new eCourse for you and it is almost ready. In the meantime, check out my affordable eCourses: The Ten-Item Wardrobe, Chic Financial Principles for Debt-Free Living, and How to be Efficient at Home.

I hope you enjoy today's video. Please stay safe and healthy and I will see you on Monday!

With love,

Jennifer

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3.26.2020

Connoisseur Reviews Part 1 | Tea, Protein Powder, Vegan Jerky, Air Purifying Bags & Books Galore

6:28 AM 2 Comments


Welcome to the March edition of Connoisseur Reviews. Today I have a variety of interesting high-quality finds to share with you. Some of these I found on my own, some of them were sent for me to review. Some of them have discount codes and some do not. In part one, we are examining many consumable items as well as air purifying bags and some great new books.
Let's jump in...



JAF Tea sampler Gift Set JAF Teas is a family-owned business from Sri Lanka that has been operating since 1944. They have a gift set of teas and for bagged tea, they are excellent quality. My favorite is the English Breakfast as it is strong and robust.




Teami Blends Butterfly Tea code JLS25 for 25% off for over $35 orders
Butterfly Tea Blend is a caffeine-free herbal tea that provides endless health/beauty benefits from head to toe! Derived from Asia, this naturally blue tea has been used for centuries to increase overall wellness and vitality.* Add lemon (or any acidic fruit) to magically change its color to purple, or honey to change it to pink! Have fun and create your own beautiful elixirs at home any time, day or night! Also known as “the beauty tea,” this blend is refreshingly light with jasmine and stevia for a natural hint of sweetness!

Super Ingredients:

Butterfly Pea Flowers: This magic, naturally color-changing ingredient is full of beauty benefits and helps protect skin against aging stressors from the inside out*
Jasmine Tea: A well-known immune boosting tea, we love aromatic jasmine for all of its many health benefits*
Stevia Leaf: A healthy alternative to sugar, this zero-calorie addition gives our blend a lightly sweet aftertaste




Teami Chocolate Protein Powder code JLS25 for 25% off for over $35 orders
This chocolate protein powder is delicious and creamy.




Bisou Natural charcoal air purifying bags are all-natural and chemical-free. They are a natural alternative to traditional air fresheners which can contain up to 80,000 chemicals.
Crowned as “Black Gold”, the premium activated Moso bamboo charcoal inside Bisou Natural air purifying bags has 5x more pores than regular activated charcoal. From the website: When air passes through “Black Gold”, odor particles, allergens and bacteria get trapped in the billions of pores. Air then comes out clean as part of a powerful natural air purification process. These air purifiers last for one year.
Use code PREMIUM for 30% off of Bisou Natural.

Here are two bulk long-shelf life savory snacks that can be found on Amazon, Ralphs, Walmart, & CVS

Krave plant-based vegan jerky

KRAVE long shelf-life snacks: Plant-Based Jerky
As KRAVE's first departure from meat products, KRAVE Plant-Based Jerky is perfect for flexitarians and those looking to incorporate more plant-based foods into their diets. KRAVE Plant-Based Jerky features a taste and texture similar to that of KRAVE Gourmet Meat Cuts but is made from peas and fava beans for an eating experience and nutritional profile superior to any vegan jerky currently on the market. With 8 grams of protein per serving, each bag of KRAVE Plant-Based Jerky is a good source of protein and comes in two uniquely savory flavors: Smoked Chipotle and Korean BBQ.

Krave Al Pastor Keto Pork Rinds The Al Pastor flavor is my favorite.


Keto-friendly KRAVE Pork Rinds give a better-for-you, culinary-inspired and flavor-forward update to the beloved snack, with ingredients you can pronounce and just the right amount of crunch. Each bag is packed with 6g of collagen peptides and is gluten-free. KRAVE Pork Rinds currently come in two perfectly crunchy, hormone-free, all-natural, Keto-friendly, KRAVE-worthy flavors: Chili Lime and Al Pastor Taco. ** My favorite is the Al Pastor Taco.


Traditional Meals for the Frugal Family by Shannon Stonger


Don't Overthink It by Anne Bogel


The Middle Ground: Casual Elegance for the Modern Man by T. Christopher Cox


A Timekeeper's Journal by Theresa Brown


Little Foundlings by Theresa Brown


Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow


Thank you to the Chic Connoisseurs (the middle tier in memberships) for bringing us today's video! Here they are:
Ask a Homeschool Mom website
A Better Life with KAT
A Sparkling Vintage Life
AAM truthteller
Alison Jennison-Smith
Audrey Coyne
Bewitched Crafts
Bliss Peterson
Brenda Ramsey
Candace V
Catherine Huang
Chelsea Kochevar
Deborah J
DianaLC
healthywithluba.com
Heather Phillips
Jane Goff
Jane Rowley
Janet Williams
Jennifer McDowell
Jessica Ortega-Mabry
Judy Moore
JulieMarieVh
Linda Montoya
Lori Skees
Maria Gerlicz-Pogorzelska
Marija B. Bingula
Melinda Loustalot
Michele Kieffer
Monique Egelhoff
Natalie Dougherty
Natalie Schultz
Paula Ellis
Sarah Vitsas
Scott Rea
Shannon Biddy
Sheila Hopfensperger
ShushLorraine
Stacy Smith
This and That with Denise Jordan
Tiki Pié
Tracy Lopez
Wendy Cassara
Yen Lee


News

📍I posted two bonus videos on my YouTube channel this week that did not appear on the blog. Make sure you are subscribed to my YouTube channel by clicking the red button (it's free) and click the bell for notifications so you never miss an upload. The first video is: How to Maintain Your Dignity When Your Family is Driving You NUTS



and

Working from Home AND Homeschooling? I share my schedule (by request)



📍Join us for The Chic Assignment for March.

📍Become a member of The Daily Connoisseur through the MEMBERSHIPS feature. I do one livestream as well 3 episodes of my new Vodcast (a video podcast) per month. (Link must be accessed on a computer.)

📍Thank you for your wonderful support of my new book, CONNOISSEUR KIDS.

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Ruth M writes, "A long time ago a friend who is a school teacher told me that if a teacher yells in the classroom, even if it is just raising their voice to be heard over the din, it communicates to the children that the teacher has no control, and the children will not respect the teacher. Good teachers have some kind of signal (like a bell or a clapping pattern) to get everyone's attention to call the room to order. I think this basic idea is also true for parents. If we yell it communicates first and foremost that we have lost control over ourselves and the situation. If we act in a dignified manner like we expect people to respect and obey us, they are more likely to respect and obey us. Easier said than done but so worth it.


If any of you are a mom with kids home from school the best thing you can do is create a new routine or schedule to give some structure to everyone's day with together time and time apart. Kids need predictable routines. I miss my days of home schooling. I am impressed with all young mothers today. I think it is harder than ever and I want you to know you are doing a good job, even if you don't feel like you are. Chin up. Better days are ahead."


Ruth, I couldn't agree with you more. Thank you for your insightful comment!


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