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Coffee-Mint Body Scrub…Yummy

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Coffee-Mint Body Scrub
Items Needed:
Water Proof, Air-tight container (Tupperware, Zip-lock bag)
1/2 cup Sea Salt
1/4 cup Finely ground coffee
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
10 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
Directions:
1. Mix coffee and sea salt together
2. In a separate bowl mix the honey, extra virgin olive oil and peppermint until smooth
3. Stir in coffee and sea salt mixture
4. Place in airtight container and keep in the fridge till your next use.
You can enjoy this scrub in the shower or tub. The peppermint and coffee smell heavenly, and your skin will feel smooth and supple.
Warning: Don’t apply coffee and sugar body scrub to your facial area, and keep it away from your eyes.

 

Coffee-Mint Body Scrub...Yummy
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Great energizing body scrub.
Ingredients
  • Water Proof, Air-tight container (Tupperware, Zip-lock bag)
  • ½ cup Sea Salt
  • ¼ cup Finely ground coffee
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 10 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
Instructions
  1. Mix coffee and sea salt together
  2. In a separate bowl mix the honey, extra virgin olive oil and peppermint until smooth
  3. Stir in coffee and sea salt mixture
  4. Place in airtight container and keep in the fridge till your next use.
  5. You can enjoy this scrub in the shower or tub. The peppermint and coffee smell heavenly, and your skin will feel smooth and supple.
  6. Warning:
  7. Don't apply coffee and sugar body scrub to your facial area, and keep it away from your eyes.

Don’t Worry? Yeah right…

This is how many of us feel when we hear people tell us not to worry about circumstances we find ourselves in.

Philippians 4:6-7 states:
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God, and the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. ( NIV)
Can you imagine never being anxious about anything? Doesn’t it seem impossible? I mean really – we have worries on the job, in our homes, marriages, at school.
But I think what the Bible is telling us is to turn those worries into our daily prayers. Maybe instead of worrying, we could start praying more?
I have found that the peace I receive from God is different from what the world offers. This peace does not come from positive thinking, everything being just perfect, feeling warm and fuzzy. This peace comes from knowing that the God I serve is in control. The God that created the universe, the heaven and the earth. This God is in control of my life every single day, hour, minute and second.
The next time worry tries to take control of you, stop and pray about that very thing. You will not only experience peace, you will build a relationship with God that will provide a place of refuge from everyday struggles.

Do you still date?

When Rich and I were going thru our pre-marriage counseling the pastor told us always to put each other first. At the time I think both Rich and I were like “well of course…duh”. 10 years and four kids later we truly understand what the pastor was trying to get across to us.

Nurturing a marriage in the midst of work, babies, morning sickness, bills, illness, fights, accomplishments and failures can get lost in the dust of it all. However when Rich and I made a conscious choice to carve time out for “date nights” our marriage and relationship blossomed, not to mention a few other benefits as well.

There are times when we couldn’t do a formal date out. During these times, we would purposefully do something after the kids went to bed. Our favorite thing to do these days is to buy our favorite ice cream treat, hide it waaaayyyyy in the back of the freezer, and pull it out and talk for a few hours. It is our little secret…which makes it even more fun.

Here are a few ideas for easy, fun and FREE dates with your spouse…(I am a multi-tasker so these can even bee used for individual or group dates with your children)

1. Enjoy a late night swim at a nearby lake or pool.

2. Cuddle up in the corner of your library with an art book or short story that interests both of you. Choose a color, image, or word and kiss each time you run across it.

3. Pack up your laptop and favorite DVD. Find a nice quiet spot preferably outside under the stars. Cuddle up and watch the movie.

4. Many museums offer free admission check with your local library.

5. Take a free class at the local home improvement or garden store.

6. If you have a Wii, take advantage of the bowling, tennis and golf. A little friendly competition is nice.

7. Check the paper for open houses. As you visit, make mental notes for future home improvements.

8. Test drive you dream car.

Be Blessed!!!!

Chanelle

Careful what you ask for…

So after completing my Kay Aurthur Bible study I have been more attuned to not only praying but stopping to listen to Gods response.

Well, today was the first day I actually stopped and went over each of the things I have before the Lord and spent so time being totally silent.

I came away with something I did not expect…

A To-Do list… a long one.

My time being silent before the Lord has reminded me that God is not my genie in a bottle. All I have to do is pray and then…poof.

I have to do my part and then release everything else to Him.

The other nice thing is I went into my 1uiet

time with Chanelle’s To-Do list, I walked away with His.

Be blessed