Celebrate Mom

Happy Mother’s Day!  This weekend celebrate and honor your Mom with a  bit of self care for both her and yourself.  Taking time out to be thankful for the Mother you had or have is important.  Many of the qualities we love (and ones that drive us crazy) came from our Mother.  Here are a few easy DIY self care gifts you can whip up at home to tell Mom how beautiful she is to you:

Herbal Bath Salts

Add your favorite dried herbs or flower petals to a jar of pure epsom salts.  Tie up with a pretty bow and let Mom take a long relaxing soak.  You can also package with her favorite tea or a new book for her to read in the tub.

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Dream Pillow

Stitch together a little fabric pillow and fill with relaxing herbs such as lavender or hops that Mom can tuck under her pillow at night or place on her bedside tables.

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Breakfast in Bed

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This is a classic Mother’s day gift that never gets old — Here is an easy recipe for lavender scones that taste as beautiful as they look.

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Lavender Scones 

Ingredients 

3 cups flour

3 /4 cup sugar

1 T baking powder

1 teaspoon dried lavender flowers

1 /2 teaspoon baking soda

3 /4 cup cold butter, cut into cubes

1 cup buttermilk

1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions: 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Whisk together dried ingredients. Add butter and mix until mixture resembles coarse flour.  I do this with my hands but you can use a fork or spoon.  Stir in buttermilk and vanilla and mix until you have a rough dough.  Knead 5 times on floured board and form into two rounds.  Cut into 8 triangles and arrange on cookie sheet (I use parchment paper on sheet).  Brush with buttermilk and sprinkle with sugar.  Bake until golden brown 12 to 15 minutes.  Let cool

File: 16 scones

 

Happy Mother’s Day!!!

xoxo Janice

 

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