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Valentine’s Day is coming upon me rather quickly. So quickly, that all my inspiration is boiling over, that I can’t even concentrate on the plans I have in my mind!

The last 2 months I have been working an “out of the house job” for two days a week.  At a little 2nd hand boutique, that belongs to a wonderful church here in phoenix. All the proceeds are donated for single parent homes, who are in need. I have had the privilege to be working with my wonderful sister-in-law who, is the manager and my boss 🙂 We have so much fun working together. This job doesn’t feel like a job to me.

Anyways, I was bringing all this up because, we will be doing a little fashion shoot for the store next week. We will be using the clothing from the store and styling them just for fun. We plan on using the photos for the Boutique’s Facebook page if they come out and are worthy enough. So I will be sharing our fun here on the blog, so be sure to check back for that 🙂

Working with beautiful clothing and arranging them on manikins and racks, has given me, the fashion bug and inspired me for Valentine’s Day.

Ruthie and I are having a little Valentine’s Day  Tea party on Sunday with her Mother-in-Law and some friends. I am to bring scones and Cucumber Sandwiches.

What is it with me? I have been on a scone kick. But, I have read and believe it myself, that Scones are expected on the tea table as the tea pot itself.

 So  I can’t decide which scone recipe to use!

I loved the Rose Water Tea Scones from my last weeks blog post that I shared.

You would think that I would be satisfied, but no, my scone love has brought me more ideas, and now, I am craving a Cranberry and Orange scone! Which is what I am sharing with you today.

These scones are refreshing and perfect for a Valentine’s Day party as well.

So, which scone recipe should I use for the party on Sunday? They both are so yummy! I think perhaps I might as well make both recipes 🙂









Happy Valentine’s Day to you 🙂

Cranberry Orange Tea Scones 

2 Cups Flour

1/3 Cup Sugar

1 Teaspoon Baking Powder

1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda

1/2 Teaspoon Salt

1 Stick Butter

2/3 Cup Sour Cream

1 Egg

Rind of 2 Oranges

Juice of 2 Oranges

1 Cup frozen Cranberries


Preheat oven 400 degrees.

With a large mixing bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar. With a pastry cutter or your fingers cut in the butter with the flour mixture until it resembles crumbs.  Zest the rind of the oranges and then make a well at the center of the mixture and squeeze the orange juice. Also add the egg and the sour cream, mix together with a fork. Chop up the frozen fresh cranberries and stir them to combine.

Take the dough out onto a floured surface and form a round ball. Cut in half. Take one of the half pieces of dough, form a ball and roll it into a 3/4-inch thickness. Cut the dough into eight triangular slices. Place triangles  1 1/2-inch on the prepared baking pan.

With a spoon sprinkle with sugar and place in the preheated oven for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve warm with butter and jelly or clotted cream.