On Monday, you went shopping with me for the ten-item wardrobe. Today is another shopping video, but with a twist! In today's video I encourage you to shop from your own kitchen as a regular practice.
Once a month, I like to take one week where I "shop" my own kitchen. This means that I do not go to the grocery store, and create meals from what I have in my kitchen. The benefits of shopping your own kitchen are many.
♥︎ You can save money.
♥︎ Create less waste by using up what you already have.
♥︎ You get creative with meal making.
♥︎ You might discover a new family favorite!
In today's video, I show you the "shop my kitchen" meal plan. The planner I use in the video is Amy Knapp's Christian Family Organizer August 2016- December 2017. This planner also comes in a secular option .
Also mentioned in the video: the recipe for slow cooker honey garlic chicken, as well as the recipe for my chicken pot pie freezer meal.
Before we begin with news items, I wanted to thank you for all of your comments and messages. As the blog grows, I am receiving more comments, emails and questions than ever! In this season of life with three small children, I am not able to respond to all of the messages. My first priority right now is family and home life. Thank you so much for your understanding and please know that if you've sent me a message recently or in the past, that I have read it and appreciate it! If you have submitted a question to me, I might answer it in a future Q&A video, or here on the blog. Also, I find that the YouTube comments section is the easiest place for me to respond, so I might reply there. Thank you so much for your understanding and please never take it personally if I am unable to get back to you. Having said all of that... let's get into the news.
Megan from Be Beautywell has written a lovely post on spring and refers to inspiration from The Daily Connoisseur.
A beautiful picture of Polish Your Poise with Madame Chic from the Slovak Republic. I don't know what the drink is, but it looks good! The pool does too, come to think of it!
Question of the Week
Jennifer, I really enjoyed the video of you showing us how you prepare for your spring wardrobe. Why does "writing down" the items you need seem so simple and obvious, but I wouldn't have thought of it? Excellent! Since watching your videos, I have cleaned out my closet and drawers and am focusing on what I have.
Question: How do you feel about looking for fall/winter things for the capsule wardrobe when items are on sale but out of season? I found the most lovely, wool, plaid skirt on Garnet Hill for less than half of the original price. It looks to be one of those classic skirts that will stay in the wardrobe for a long while. Your thoughts?
Thanks for using my comment. How sweet of you.
Hi Jody, that is a great question! I think it's a great idea to look for fall/ winter items on sale during this time. I have done that many times and have scored high-quality items at great prices. If you find something that truly is needed in your ten-item wardrobe, buy it and then store it away until next fall/ winter.
Comment of the Week
Hi Lacey, I loved your comment and I'm so happy that Lessons from Madame Chic continues to be a source of inspiration for you. Thank you for sharing your story with us!
This week I would love to know... do you ever "shop your kitchen"? What did you think of the meals we ate this week? Do you eat any of the same meals in your family? Let me know and your comment could be chosen as comment of the week on the blog.
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone, and I'll see you on Monday!
** My apologies that the sound was not up to par in today's video. My new microphone produced a loud buzzing noise and I did my best to edit that out. As a result, this video has a "muffled" sound. Rather than scrapping it entirely, I thought I'd add music and try to make it work. Thank you for your understanding. ~ Jennifer
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