12.24.2020

My last video of 2020 | Season Finale

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Welcome to the final post for The Daily Connoisseur in 2020. Who could have imagined that we would have such a year? 



Even though the year was fraught with hardship from the pandemic and other world events, I hope that my books, blog, and YouTube channel have provided you with a warm and welcoming place to escape in 2020.

I have thoroughly enjoyed sharing this year with you, through the highs and lows, and appreciate you so much. 



Today I share five quotes to send us into 2021. The one mentioned here, from William Arthur Ward, is very applicable for the current uncertain circumstances around the world. 

If you have an inspirational quote to share with us, please leave it in the comments. 

I would like to thank The Chic Society for your support of the channel. The Chic Society is the private membership club on YouTube. The lowest tier is only $1.99. I do one Vodcast a week and go live once a month on YouTube or Zoom. There are also two upper tiers that get mentions once a month in a video. This is a great way many like to spread the word about their business or artistry. Click on this link to learn more. 

In today's video I share the two upper tiers in The Chic Society. Here they are listed and linked for your convenience. 



The Chic Connoisseurs

The Chic Connoisseurs: A Better Life with KAT (Flylady Cleaning System), AAM Truthteller, American Blossom Linens, Allison Jennison-Smith, A Sparkling Vintage Life, Andrea Saavedra, Angelika Greenhalgh, Anny Schreier, Audrey Coyne, BewitchedCrafts.com, Bliss Peterson, Brenda Ramsey, Candace V, Catherine Huang, Chelsea Kochevar, Clare's Classroom, Cyndie Lake, Deb Reardon, Diana McNease, Efstathia Kositzidou, Freda Masoud, healthywithluba.com, Heather Phillips, 

Helena O, Jane Lynch, Janet Williams, Jasmine Christian, Jennifer Timm, jkp62, Judy Moore, Kimberly Campbell, Liliedaisy, Lois Shank- Retiree, Loraine Tadman, Lori Skees, Maria Gerlicz-Pogorzelska, Marija B. Bingula,  Space.For.Home, 

Marybeth Nelson, Melanie Adkins, Melanie Riddle, Mama Mitzey, Maria Gerszewski, Melinda Loustalot, Michele Kieffer, Michelle Henderer, Michelle the Italiagal, Monique Egelhoff, Monique Hernandez, Natalie Schultz, Not-So Desperate Housewives, Pamela Gunger, Paula Ellis, Paula Johnson, P C, Petra Willnecker, 

Raye Cage, Rebecca Faltot, Rita Fernandes, Sandra Light, Sarah Vitsas, Scott Rea, Shannon Biddy, Sharon Smith, Sheila Hopfensperger, Shelly Cabler, Stacy Smith, The Simple Swan, Sue Parker, 'Tis the Season for Poetry: Through the Year with Poems and Activities for Children and their Families, This and That with Denise Jordan

Tiki Pié, Tracy Lopez, Vicel Guzman from www.jafra.com/vvv, Wendy Cassara, Wendy Somerville, Yen Lee, Zuzaienka23    




The Elegant Connoisseurs

Amanda Dykes, Author 

 

Awesome Possum Powers - Shannon Beers

 

Azalia Spa Goods – Aimee Flor 

 

Brandi Still, silhouette artist 

 

Carrot Top Paper Shop by Jenny Williams 

 

Dressed for my Day with Kay Harms 

 

Elaine Brisebois, Certified Nutritionist and Women's Weight Loss Coach 

 

Faith Grace Home with Briana Morales

 

Freedom Moms by Ashley Buffa (Smart Kids Chore System) 

 

Inspired by Nikki 

 

Jennifer Melville, author

 

Julie Kolman – My Confident Closet 

 

Katy Rose, artist 


Leslie Morris Gather n’ Grow 

 

Lovely Bits by Nicole Brignolle 

 

Rosenda Valenzuela from Little Pink Casa YouTube Channel

 

Tina Hugall from Outschool 

 

Michelle Rohr from The Secret OWL Society 

 

The Shortbread Family Allen's Scottish Shortbread 


Sturm Brothers' Jewelry 


Something to Cherish- Cherish Flieder 

 

Katherine Rae

Carli Thom

Christine Bolla 

Caroline Haydu

Denise Gende

Jet Rowley-Herron

Jina Kay Kenry

Heather Barrera 

Jenny Candelaria

Linda Eklof

Marie Caudill 

Maria Conder

Melissa Ricci

Prudently At Home



🎄What I'm wearing
Nail polish Londontown Lady Luck JenniferS for 25% off

News
📍I have partnered with Emojam to create animated GIFs based on my work that you can use as you text or message your friends. This is a new technology. If you text your friends and enjoy using GIFs, my emojams are like that, but they have an animation of me, with one of my favorite sayings and my voice speaking.  

The emojams are free to download. I am offering one to each of my subscribers. Channel members for The Daily Connoisseur (in The Chic Society) will get five more emojams as a thank you for your support all year. You can download the Emojam app here



📍Victoria Magazine has featured me as one of their women entrepreneurs for the annual Business of Bliss issue. This is a tremendous honor for me. Pick up your copy today. Available at all magazine stands and booksellers.


📍Thank you for over 100,000 subscribers on YouTube! What an amazing honor. I appreciate each and every subscriber. Thank you. 


📍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. Rachel M. writes, "Thank you Jennifer for this beautiful course. It was the breath of fresh air I needed during this lockdown. I will definitely be returning to this course again."

📍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.


On Instagram

Connoisseur Kids on Instagram... 



Comment of the Week

Lyndsey F. writes, "When I was a little girl, every time my grandmother would get a new Victoria magazine she'd wait for me to visit so we could drink tea and read it together!! It was our favorite magazine—congratulations!!"

Lyndsey, I enjoyed reading about your wonderful memory. It's neat that Victoria Magazine is a part of that!


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, everyone. I look forward to seeing you in 2021. Have a wonderful rest of the year.


With love,


Jennifer


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12.21.2020

Homemaking Week in the Life | The Business of Bliss

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Welcome to a new homemaking week in the life video. Today we are exploring the business of bliss. 

 

If there was one standout series on my channel this year, it would be my homemaking videos. Those are my favorite to make and I know many of you enjoy watching them too. In today's video I'm cooking, cleaning, and musing on how we can make homemaking blissful... even the most dreaded tasks. 



I am featured alongside 6 other amazing women entrepreneurs in Victoria Magazine's annual Business of Bliss issue. The Business of Bliss in this sense is attributed to women making a living doing what they love. This certainly applies to me, but it got me thinking about homemaking. Homemaking is the ultimate career, after all. How can we make homemaking our business of bliss? Find out in today's video. 

The Secret

Reframe our minds

Retune our hearts

To enjoy 

Something like this.


To find beauty in

The everyday

That is

The business of bliss. 

- Jennifer L. Scott 


🎄 Featured in the video Subscribe to Victoria Magazine Spode Christmas tree china + linens Riverbend Home DCHOL10 for 10% off e-cloth microfiber cloths JENNIFER15 for 15% off Grove Collaborative natural cleaning products steam mop Dyson cordless vacuum Long gloves + more cleaning favorites on Amazon 
Candle by Alora Ambiance 🎄 What I'm wearing Mer Sea Lisbon travel sweater Mott & Bow jeans JLS10 for 10% off Plush Necessities Spa Robe Capsul block bracelet JENNIFER15 for 15% off Earrings by SKYE Jennifer20 for 20% off Nail polish by Londontown "Changing of the Guards" JenniferS for 25% off Pink pom pom slippers

News
📍I have partnered with Emojam to create animated GIFs based on my work that you can use as you text or message your friends. This is a new technology. If you text your friends and enjoy using GIFs, my emojams are like that, but they have an animation of me, with one of my favorite sayings and my voice speaking.  

The emojams are free to download. I am offering one to each of my subscribers. Channel members for The Daily Connoisseur (in The Chic Society) will get four more emojams as a thank you for your support all year. You can download the Emojam app here



📍Thank you for over 100,000 subscribers on YouTube! What an amazing honor. I appreciate each and every subscriber. Thank you. 


📍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. Rachel M. writes, "Thank you Jennifer for this beautiful course. It was the breath of fresh air I needed during this lockdown. I will definitely be returning to this course again."

📍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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Comment of the Week

Carla writes, "Every time I do a chore your words go though my mind. I like that you find beauty in the mundane. Merry Christmas."

Merry Christmas, Carla! Thank you for your encouragement!

Thank you for joining me today. I hope today's video inspires you to find bliss in your everyday homemaking. I'll see you later in the week for the last video of 2020.


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12.17.2020

3 Delicious Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes for Christmas Morning

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In today's video I'm sharing three make-ahead breakfast ideas for Christmas morning. Many times we meticulously plan the Christmas dinner, but rarely think about the breakfast. If you feed your family a good breakfast, they are less likely to snack and ruin their appetites for the delicious Christmas dinner. 



I'm sharing a hash brown casserole that can be made the night before, a slow cooker oatmeal recipe that can be made festive with select toppings, and a delicious and easy cream cheese breakfast pastry. Let's look at the recipes now. 


The holiday plates are Spode Christmas Tree, found at Riverbend Home.  DCHOL10 for 10% off

Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

Author: Jennifer L. Scott
Prep time: 20 MinCook time: 50 MinTotal time: 1 H & 10 M

Ingredients

  • 1 bag shredded hash browns (20oz)
  • 1 lb breakfast sausage 
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped (green, red or combo)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (divided) 
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 cup of milk (add more as needed)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 tsp season all (or favorite seasoning) 
  • Chopped scallions

Instructions

  1. Grease a casserole dish and set aside. Brown the breakfast sausage in a skillet and drain the fat. Add the hash browns to the casserole dish. Add the cooked sausage, chopped peppers, and  1 1/2 cups of shredded cheese. Stir to combine. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, and seasonings. Pour the egg mixture over the hash brown/ meat mixture. Add milk if it seems dry, up to 1/4 cup. Cover and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Uncover the casserole and bake in the oven for 50 minutes, or until done. Serve with the remainder of shredded cheese on top and top with scallions. 
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Slow Cooker Oatmeal

Author: Jennifer L. Scott

Ingredients

  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 4 cups water

Instructions

  1. The night before, place the oatmeal and water in the slow cooker and stir. Cook on low for 8 hours. The next morning, scrape the crust off of the oatmeal. Serve with a variety of toppings. Ideas include: chocolate chips, crushed graham cracker, shredded coconut, chopped banana, berries, and brown sugar. 
  2. The ratio for old fashioned oats to water is 1:2. If you need to make more, use 4 cups of oat to 8 cups of water. 
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Cream Cheese and Jam Crescent Roll Pastries

Ingredients

Pastries
  • 1 package of crescent rolls
  • 1/3 cup cream cheese
  • 3 Tbs powdered sugar
  • 8 teaspoons cherry jam (or jam of your choice)
Glaze
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tsp milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Take the crescent rolls out of the tin, but do not unroll them. Cut the rolls into 8 slices. Place them on a cookie sheet. Press each roll slightly in the middle, keeping the outside rim higher than the dipped center.
  2. Mix the cream cheese and powdered sugar thoroughly. Place a dollop in the center of each pastry round. Top with a teaspoon of your favorite jam. Bake 14 - 15 minutes. 
  3. Create the glaze by mixing together the powdered sugar and milk. Drizzle the pastries with the glaze and serve. You can make these ahead of time, but they are more delicious when served warm from the oven. 
Created using The Recipes Generator

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Cashmere sweater by Mott & Bow JLS10 for 10% off
Earrings by SKYE Jennifer20 for 20% off
Nail polish by Londontown JenniferS for 25% off
Mini glass bowls (for toppings)

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Madame Chic in Russia 



Comment of the Week
Stacie writes, "I love your 10 item updates!! You look glowing in the red dress and I love to see how excited you are about your new jumpsuit!! I remember when jumpsuits were popular in the 70's and wore alot of them then....You have inspired so many of us to curate a closet of items we love!! Recently, we purchased a new home and I was giving my friends the tour...EVERYONE of them asked me, "Where are the rest of your clothes?!" I proceeded to tell them that I subscribe to your 10 item wardrobe. Hopefully that will plant the seed:) But I can tell you, even at 60 y.o., I get SOOO excited about a new dress...God Bless you and your family...Stacie"

Thank you, Stacie! I loved reading about your friends' reaction to your small wardrobe :) Keep up the great work! 

Thank you for joining me for today's video. If you try out any of these recipes, please let me know how they turn out! Have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you on Monday for my final video of 2020. 

*NEW* Join The Chic Society on YouTube and become a member of The Daily Connoisseur.

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