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Glazed Lemon and Blueberry Scones

lemon blueberry scone recipe with lemon glaze

Hello! Today I'm sharing this super delicious scone recipe with you. I've made scones several times in the past with berries or chocolate chips but since we have a lot of lemon lovers in our family I decided to switch it up a bit. I made these for a ladies brunch I hosted last year and they were a big hit! Plus I love recipes you can make ahead of time to make the morning go more smoothly.

easy lemon and blueberry scones

Glazed Lemon Blueberry Scones

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for hands and work surface
  • 6 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • zest of 1 large lemon
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, frozen
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • Scone pan
Glaze:
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar, sifted
  • 2-3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Directions: 
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Adjust the baking rack to the middle-low position. Spray a scone pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and lemon zest. Grate the frozen butter, toss it into the flour mixture and combine it with a pastry cutter, a fork or your fingers until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk the cream, egg and vanilla together. Drizzle it over the flour mixture and then toss the mixture together with a rubber spatula until everything appears moistened. Gently fold in the blueberries. Try not to overwork the dough. Form the dough into a ball with floured hands as best you can and transfer to a floured surface. I use a cookie scoop to transfer the dough to my scone pan. Level it out using a spoon and sprinkle a little sugar over top.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until lightly golden and cooked through. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool the rest of the way. 
  5. To make the glaze, simply whisk the confectioners' sugar and 2 tablespoons lemon juice until smooth. Add another tablespoon of lemon juice to thin it out, if necessary. Drizzle the glaze over scones right before serving. 
  6. Enjoy!
lemon and blueberry scones with lemon glaze

scone recipe with heavy cream


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How to create pretty chalkboard lettering

DIY perfect chalkboard lettering

I love to change up decorations around the house for the seasons. I usually don't do a ton for spring and summer but fall is by far my favorite. So naturally, it gets special attention. Fall even comes before Christmas but please don't tell my kids that. One of my favorite ways to switch things up is with chalkboards. I have several that I've collected over the years and I move them throughout the house as needed. Chalkboards are great because you can change them up so easily. The problem for me has always been that I have terrible handwriting! No one wants to look at a meaningful quote or entryway message if it's written in chicken scratch! But guess what, I discovered how I can still have pretty chalkboards even if I don't naturally have great handwriting. Here's how.

You will need:
  • Chalkboard (I made the one pictured but this chalkboard is similar)
  • Printout of the words or art you want to trace
  • Chalk
  • Chalk pencil
  • Painters tape
  • Ink Pen 
  • Q-tip
  • Dust cloth

The first thing you need to do is type up your words on the computer. I used the font Magnolia Sky and put the size to 150. I printed each word out on a separate page.

how to make pretty chalkboard art

Next, cut off some of the excess paper around the word and rub the back of the paper where the word is with a piece of chalk. 

how to create pretty chalkboard lettering

Place the paper on the chalkboard where you want the words to go and tape it down to keep it in place. 

how to create perfect chalkboard art

Take the pen and trace over the outline of the words, making sure to press down firmly so that the chalk on the back of the paper will transfer to the chalkboard. 

how to do perfect chalkboard lettering

Once I had outlined everything with my pen, I took off the paper and filled all the letters in with my chalk pencil.

DIY perfect chalkboard lettering

DIY chalkboard lettering


I used the Q-tip to erase any chalk smudges between the letters. And used a dust cloth to carefully erase any chalk dust from the larger areas. Then, I free handed the little design on the bottom. 

So easy! I've used this method for back to school pictures for my kids as well as menu boards for parties and showers. 

fall front porch


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