Today I partnering with UncommonGoods to talk about a couple of important things: Mother’s Day, good business practices, and scones.
Ok, maybe scones aren’t that important but it’s still going to be talked about.
So last year Mother’s Day was a bit of chaos for me – I ordered her gift sorta late and it got there extra late. She definitely deserves better than that. So this year I am getting into Mother’s Day earlier to make sure we don’t repeat that big mistake.
I wanted to make sure that her gift this year was extra special, and I really feel that UncommonGoods is the place to go to for something special for my Mom. And I love how they have so many gifts that can be personalized, it really makes it extra special.
You can find more gift ideas for Mom over on UncommonGoods.
I love their mission and the type of business they are – a “B Corp” which uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. Not a bad way to run a business. ;)
UncommonGoods focuses on working with talented (and oh so amazing) designers and artists – and most of their products are made here in the USA, which is so uncommon these days. Plus, they offer “Studio Tours” over on their blog so you can read more about the designers and their inspiration.
One gift that I couldn’t resist getting my Mom were these super cute “Zenguin” mugs (it’s Zen Penguins, cute right?). My Mom and I have this crazy love for cute little penguins so I know she will love them. This year she’ll be in town so I want to make her gift extra special with something that I make. As we both love a good cup of tea and a sweet treat I know she’ll love a fresh batch of blueberry and lavender scones with a warm cup of earl grey tea.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold
- 1/2 cup fat free sour cream
- 2 teaspoon lavender syrup
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Mix flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
- Cut the stick of butter in small cubes, make sure the butter is cold. Add butter into dry mix and mix on medium speed until you have chunks in your mixture. If you are not using a mixer just use you hands and really mix it all in together.
- In a small bowl whisk the sour cream, lavender syrup, and egg. Slowly add the mixture into the dry mix. Mix in blueberries. Do not over mix.
- Dust flour on a clean surface and knead until dough forms a ball. Pat dough into a square about 1/2 inch thick.
- Cut down into 4 even squares. Then diagonally cut dough to form triangles.
- Place scones in the oven for 20-25 minutes. Remove from sheet and let them cool on a wire rack.
- Enjoy with a warm cup of tea.
Have you started planning for Mother’s Day?
Photos by Blush + Jelly
Disclaimer: I received 1 set of mugs to review and keep. All opinions are always my own and do not reflect the company.