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Happy New Year! Have you made New Year’s Resolutions, decided on a word of the year, or started a new workout routine? The new year is a great excuse to make some changes in your life… like taking some time for you, and getting more organized!
Those are two of my goals for this year – getting more organized, and stopping to take time for me. Starting off the morning right is the best way to get my whole day set up for success – and so does sitting down with a bite to eat, and a hot cup of my favorite Bigelow Tea.
I made these Orange Cranberry Scones, and a daily plan printable – both pair great with my tea as I take a few minutes to fuel myself for the day, and square away my plans. You can grab the daily plan printable here (I like printing them half-sheet size by printing two to a sheet)… and now let me share the recipe for these delicious scones!
Orange Cranberry Scones
4 cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup butter
1 cup dried cranberries
zest from one large orange
You can find these ingredients, and the delicious Lemon flavored Bigelow Tea, all at Walmart.
Start by mixing the flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix in cubes of the room-temperature butter.
Mix until the mixture looks like loose sand. You may need to scrape the sides of the bowl, or the mixer blade, several times.
Add the sugar, milk, sour cream, and egg.
Mix in dried cranberries and orange zest until combined.
Roll out dough onto a floured surface, to about 1″ deep
Cut dough into 8 rectangles, then cut each rectangle in half. Place on a tray lined with parchment paper, and bake for 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
Now it is time for some tea! Pour hot water into a mug, and allow your tea bag to steep. I like mine with sugar and honey.
I grabbed my printable, and planned out my day… and colored it in while I was at it.
It makes the day so much easier to start it out with a plan! And I love this version, because it allows me to make a list of what I’d like to get done, and then plan it out on the printable. Setting aside blocks of time to get things done in is a realistic way to plan out a schedule. And not scheduling every minute – making sure to leave some “margin” room between and around events helps give a buffer.
I hope you make it a great day!