Ningxia Red Pancakes, Yumm!!

Our family loves pancakes.

I got the healthy bug and decided to try something new which actually tasted really good!

Okay so I make pancakes from my Martha Stewart online cookbook.

Here is her recipe:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, or vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil


I put everything in my blender to mix it quick.

I love the pitcher to pour my pancakes out onto the griddle too!

So how did I make these Ningxia Red pancakes?

Just added a little Ningxia to my batter and voila!!



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See? Just a few tablespoons into the batter.

It added a wonderful fruity taste to the pancakes!!

Then I just poured the batter onto the hot griddle.


They look exactly the same as regular homemade pancakes only they are WAY BETTER for you!!

022What is Ningxia Red, right?

NingXia Red is a powerful antioxidant drink that contains whole Ningxia wolfberry puree—a super blend of blueberry, aronia, cherry, pomegranate, and plum juices, natural stevia extract, grape seed extract, pure vanilla extract, and orange, yuzu, lemon, and tangerine essential oils. Its health benefits include support from head to toe, via a whole body nutrient infusion.

Rockin’ additive to my pancakes right?

Oh my gosh they were DELICIOUS!!!

NingXia Wolfberries have been cherished for centuries for its health, energy, and longevity benefits. Whole Ningxia wolfberries and other nutrient-dense fruit juices make NingXia Red the perfect choice for optimizing wellness and stepping up to a whole new level of health. Adding these few tablespoons of flavor and goodness to pancakes topped with fresh fruit just made them even better!!


Have a blessed day friend and I hope your breakfast was fabulous!!

New Dress

040Okay, its a little short, but she looks so darn cute!

Someone was having a bit of a grumpy day. The heat was getting to her and she just was uncomfortable.

Then out of the blue a package came for her from her godparents!!

God bless them!!

A cute little dress with a bright pink purse to match arrived in a little brown box all the way from Utah!!

Happiness in a box!!

It brightened Belle’s day by a thousand percent!!

Oh happy day!!


Hope  your weekend is blessed friend!!


Chuck Colson Quote In Rememberance of 9/11

“On this September 11, after looking back with gratitude, we need to look ahead. Our hope lies in our resolve to do our duty that our gratitude inspires. Our hope lies in the lessons we have learned for the future. And our hope lies in our confidence in a sovereign God — that in the end, right will prevail, that civilization can be preserved, and that America and her allies, in defense of freedom and in opposition to evil, will triumph.”

Chuck Colson, BreakPoint, 9/11/02


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Devotion to share with Pre teen parents

I was chosen to welcome the 8th grade parents this year to our homeschool group. I am supposed to have a mini devotion for them to get them excited for the new school year.

Here is what I have so far.


8th grade devotion
Impart Grace

Proverbs 18:21
Death and Life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits
Proverbs 13:3
Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life, he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.
Ephesians 4:29
Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give GRACE to those who hear.


I think 8th grade is a special and difficult time in our children’s lives. They are becoming young women and men but are still immature and overly hormonal. This is the time when you can hopefully still cuddle with them before they are to “cool” for that. Pre-teens are awesome!! Maybe sullen, introverted and all knowing, but wonderful!! Love on them as much as possible while you have the opportunity. They will be off on their own before you can blink.

My experience has been that this is a season of change and trials. This is the last year before high school stresses begin. They will be looking at colleges and making choices on how to achieve life dreams. This is the year when the friends start becoming so important and we start getting left out. That is ok. We are giving them a good biblical base for these choices they are starting to make, and we need to remember to give them lots of GRACE.. Some of us will be blessed with only having to impart small amounts on our children, but the rest of us…we will be showering buckets of grace on our precious blessings from the Lord. Either way, we need to remember that this is our season of granting that grace. Let our words to our children be that grace this year. We need to build our children up in the Lord and be there to LISTEN to them. We need to remember to thank God for these tough moments and bad days with our little loves, for we will have those days as well as the good ones. Let our children hear these prayers of thanks too, for Jesus will use those days!! Remember how some of your greatest lessons came form some of our own worst days, right?


So again here is the verse Ephesians 4:29
Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give GRACE to those who hear.

A little encouragement will go a long way! We need to be sure that we are sharing this with our kids. I know the stresses of our daily lives can be so time consuming that we forget those little moments to say things like “ Sally, you did such an amazing job on your science today!! I really love that you could do it all on your own now!!” or “Hey Jeff, thank you for taking the stinky trash out so I could finish reading with your little brother.”

Also don’t assume your kiddos know how you feel about them. They are coming to the age of “oh poor me” and depression are easy to fall into. When you love someone tell them!!! Tell them Often!! Tell them why you love them. Why they mean something to you. Your 8th grader needs to hear it!! If they made a mistake, let it go. I am not saying don’t punish. I mean, just let them be reminded that you think your munchkin is still the most fabulous kiddo who just happened to make a poor choice and you know they will choose better next time!! Grace. Jesus, Praise God< gives us grace every day, after every crazy mistake we make, big or small. We need to impart this on our children as well.. I am so glad Jesus gives me grace every day!!


Let me leave you with this scripture, that I pray for you and your family.

Romans 15:5-6
May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.



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Prayer Works

Watching the Lord work in my oldest daughter’s life is such a blessing to my heart.

Things have just been falling into place for her this year.

The last 2 years were really hard for her on many levels, but this year, through prayer, her life is changing for the better.

Last year for her education, every time she attempted to get a class she wanted/needed, something always prevented it.


So that did wonders for her self esteem.

Even made her question if this is the path she should be going down.

This semester…


Whoo hoo!!

Yes!! So excited for her!!

Last year friends were few and far between, pretty much because of her stand on her faith she lost some.  Really I think that was good. It was a painful prune, but one that has proven to have really ripened the fruit of her own vine.

This year, the few friends that stuck by her have really strengthened their relationships with her. So sweet to see them all grow.

The Lord has also brought her some amazing Christian friends!

She without noticing, has an even bigger circle of friends now than she did just 2 years ago. These friends are strong in their faith as well! They are always lifting each other up not tearing each other down. She is happier with these friends and I am so thankful the Lord brought these people into her life!!

Graduation Party 163Job wise, Aimee was relying on her photography to bring in her money. She had really thought this would be her career. Then when she could not get the classes she needed, her faith in the photography was faltering. She did volunteer work that seemed productive but limiting. She just was in a slump. None of her friends, even adults we know, were getting jobs either. That put her into a downward thought pattern. Thinking she would always be at home, as an old lady, being taken care of by her daddy was not making her happy.

Praise the Lord again!!

This year she has 3, yes 3 part time jobs not including her photography!! Some of her friends STILL can’t find jobs and she has 3!!

She loves it!! She was even offered a 4th job yesterday!!

These are small jobs that fit perfectly into her school schedule and allow her to still keep up with her photography!!

Whoo hooo again!!

045I love watching her work!!

Thank you so much Jesus for blessing my daughter and hearing our prayers!!

I know you have perfect timing and I know that this is exactly what she needed right now!!

Her life is just beginning and I am so blessed to get to be a part of it right now.

IMG_765 I love you Aimee :)