Blueberry Scones Recipe & What Mother’s Day Means to Me
This post is sponsored by Hallmark at Walgreens. All views expressed are that of our own. #HallmarkAtWalgreens
I really cannot believe it is already May 1st! I love the warmer weather but I feel as if we are flying through spring and right into Summer. This month is not only my 11th wedding anniversary, but it is also Mother’s Day. As a mother to three, I love Mother’s Day because my kids always give me the sweetest Hallmark Mother’s Day Cards with the most gracious hand-drawn sentiments inside.
Being a mom is no easy feat. I finally understand the stresses, sleepless nights, and love my mom gave us kids. She worked so hard to keep our family together and going strong. My father was either working or out of the home a lot so my mom was our rock. She selflessly raised 5 kids all while being under the age of 30 herself. I never once saw my mom purchase herself new clothes, makeup, or fancy things.
Working hard to keep us kids fed and clothed was my mom’s main goal. I never really understood why she put herself last growing up, but now that I am a mom I get it. All of them tears, all that love, and passion for her kids to grow up to be successful people was and still is apparent in her, sometimes, tough love.
Now, years later, I still have a great relationship with my mother, and my kids are smitten with her. They love their Meme which they also interchangeably call Grammy. The love in their hearts for her pours out when it is time for them to make little drawings or write in their Hallmark Cards.
I love Hallmark because they know exactly how to convey exactly the right words for any occasion. I shop for my Hallmark Cards at Walgreens because they are local and have a wonderful assortment. It is so nice to be able to stop in for some weekly sale items and browse their extensive assortment of Hallmark Cards. This year’s Mother’s Day selection is perfect and features so many gorgeous cards. My personal favorite line of Hallmark cards is the Hallmark Signature line. These cards not only have heartfelt messaging inside, but they feature gorgeous artwork and keepsakes on the outside of the card.
We love Hallmark Cards because they not only have the most heartfelt sayings inside, but they also have space for my kids to add some hand-drawn artwork, or extra love. It is so fun looking back at cards from the years past. I once spent an entire afternoon with my mom looking at old Hallmark Cards I had given her and my dad throughout the years. Such treasured memories can be captured with a Hallmark Card.
Hallmark Signature Cards are like gifting two gifts in one and are cards that people will want to cherish for a lifetime.
Check out these stunning choices my son helped pick out for my mother. The delicate floral detail is mesmerizing and perfect for my mother who LOVES flowers.
Besides only the best assortment of Hallmark Cards, Walgreens also had some Hallmark gifting options for Mother’s Day. This Mama Bird & Baby Bird cup set was adorable! I also love the 52 Fun Things to Do with Mom jar. I know my kids will have a blast spending quality time with me participating in these activities. And, they could be a fun little surprise note tucked inside your carefullyselected Hallmark Mother’s Day card – hint, hint dads, you may need to suggest that to the kiddos before theyseal the envelope!
If you are not sure of what to get your mom for Mother’s Day, a Hallmark Signature Card, and perhaps a baked good is a great option. I know when my mother bakes, she bakes from her heart. I thought it would be nice to test-drive a batch of fresh blueberry scones for my mom. She loves blueberries and adores my baked good so it will truly be a wonderful surprise for her on Mother’s Day. You could also pair some fresh flowers with a Hallmark Card if baking is not your forte.
Want to make these Blueberry Scones? Here is what you will need:
- 2½ cups of white unbleached flour +1 tablespoon to flour your hands, work area, and pastry cutter
- ¼ cup of sugar + 1 tablespoon reserved from sprinkling over the top of the scones before baking
- 1 tablespoon of Baking Powder
- ½ tsp of salt
- 1 egg
- 12 tablespoons of butter cubed
- ½ cup of milk
- 1 tablespoon of vanilla bean paste (buy on Amazon)
- 1/2 cup of fresh blueberries
- 1 /2 cups of powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon of whole milk * adjust slightly if glaze is too thick
- ½ tsp of vanilla bean paste
- Whisk together until thick, but pourable
Pre-heat over to 425
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
Prepare a lightly floured work area. Coat your pastry cutter
In a stand mixer, add the flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar
Add the cubed butter, and mix until the dough forms tiny balls.
In a separate bowl, whisk the egg, vanilla, milk, and then add it to the mixer
The dough should come together and form a ball
Fold in the blueberries by hand
Remove dough and transfer to your floured work area
Shape the dough into a 1″ thick circle
Using your pastry cutter, divide dough into 8 pieces
Bake for 12-14 mins or until golden brown edges form
These scones pair perfectly with a Hallmark Signature card. Be sure to create sweet memories and show your mother, or motherly figure how much you care this Mother’s Day with a Hallmark Card from Walgreens. Maybe you can even bake a batch together to create some memories in the kitchen!
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Walgreens. The opinions and text are all mine.