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Hello and Welcome to Beyond Measure..   OH my goodness---We are sooo thankful that you're here!! Thank you for stopping by, allowing your beautiful bouquet to linger. :)

One of life's little luxuries. . . . . .  coffee.   Coffee is the #1 source of antioxidants in the American diet.  Did you know that 4-12 cups of coffee per day can help prevent cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, liver disease and Alzheimer's disease?  A thorough study was performed comparing non-coffee drinkers to coffee drinkers.  The coffee drinkers' risk of breast cancer was reduced by 57% and diabetes by 67%.  And get this: one cup a day helps to reduce the risk of diabetes by 13% whereas the intake of 12 cups per day reduce the risk of diabetes by a whopping 67%!  This includes decaf AND caffeinated.  


BUT (Not all coffees are created the same) This is where the method in which the coffee bean is roasted comes to play an important role.  If you purchase a coffee that retains polyphenol, you do not need to drink as much to receive such awesome health benefits.  Getting one that retains the polyphenols means that it will have a lot of wonderful chlorogenic acid which is the good stuff that keeps on giving.  

Then there's Green coffee bean extract .
 This bean extract enables us to loose weight naturally/safely without change in our normal daily habits except to take 800mg 30 minutes before breakfast and 30 minutes before dinner.

And if that isn't enough, there are wonderful benefits of using coffee topically in a homemade luxurious body scrub:) (scroll down for recipe) The caffeine helps reduce cellulite, smooths/exfoliates the skin, feels wonderful, helps circulation, and the smell stimulates your metabolism. 


When the light shines, it exposes even the dark and shadowy things and turns them into pure reflections of light. This is why they sing:
Awake
, you sleeper! Rise from your grave, And the Liberating King will shine on you. Ephesians 5:13-14


If there's something that you've been dealing with that is anything less than what the word of God says about you, "Wake up"  get it out into the open, place it at the feet of the Lord (the Light) and He will shine on you. In His awesomeness---He WILL rock your world!  woot woot Hallelujah!  The only place of transformation is in the presence of the Most High God. 

So ---the next time you're not having the best of days a/or you need a pick me up--and every day---"Wake up and smell the coffee!"  Smell His sweet aroma--experience His sweet flavor of love, and He'll be sure to be there to cradle you in His presence:) One of the many 'perks' of being created by the living God. :) Until next time. . . . . .
be blessed
~Beyond Measure



Luxurious Coffee Body Scrub

Coffee granules (used or unused)
Sugar (brown, white or mix)
Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Vegetable Oil (I used bit of each, but one is sufficient)
Coconut Creme (mixed drink section of grocery store- approx. 1 Tbl to 3 cups of above mixture--you can add more or less)
Vanilla extract
Vitamin E capsule (squeeze oil into mixture)
Mix together and store in airtight container.  Use in shower or tub after skin is wet.  Apply with fingers and massage.   Do not apply to face---but DO apply elsewhere for an amazing spa treatment for the skin.  BE CAREFUL as this can make your tub/shower give new meaning to slippery when wet:) Rinse and pat dry--do not rub with towel. ENJOY!

Valentine Project CONTEST
I have a few projects entered in the Addalittledazzle.com VP Contest.  The one with the most votes, wins. Voting ends at midnight Feb. 16th.  There are two places to vote:
Facebook    and/or the  Addalittledazzle.com blog
Feel free to share to hearts content:) Happy Valentine's Day!!


CHALLENGES on the net:
*  Word Art Wednesday is  having an Anything Goes-  that is g-rated and uplifting challenge #66:)  click here
*  Our Daily Bread Designs is hosting an awesome ODBDSLC141 Secret Admirer challenge:)  (Case a card of any designer you admire) click here
 *  Simon Says Stamp & Show    Something Messy  challenge click here
 *  The Shabby Tea Room is hosting a super lovely --Sweet Silhouettes:) #153  click here
 *' The February Sketch Challenge at Scrapping every day
  miracles
 :) click here

Digital Tuesday Hearts #196 click here
Mojo Monday  :) #280 click here
*  Retrosketches #50 click here
*  Card Sketch Challenge February 2013 click here
*  Wacky Wednesday  Challenge #80 - Valentine's Day click here
*  Ribbon Carousel Blog (this is fantastic prize, too)-- Love is in the air- challenge click here
*  DJ's Sundries blogspot is hosting a Valentine challenge click here
*  3 Girl Jam challenge #11- 3D Valentine's w/ribbon click here



FREEBIES/ GIVEAWAYS on the net:
*  Persnicketyprints has some uber cute free printables---including papers, 
   embellishments---seasonal---oh my goodness:)  click here
*  Just Something I Made has some super free printables click here
*  Northridge publishing host awesome giveaways almost every day click here
*  The Shabby Princess has many uber cute digital kit free downloads that you can use digitally and or print click here
*  Kevin and Amanda have free 'fonts for peas' (over 500 handwriting fonts) and free 'scrapbook fonts'  click here
* Scraptastical Kreations cute freebie 'Flower Vase' click here
*  Elline'e -Paper Love, Style and the Joy of Design has lots of Fabulous Freebies click here
*  Mel Stampz has over 100 free 'tag' downloads click here 
* Lots of free downloads from scrapbooksetc.com (patterns, printable papers, iron-ons etc)
* Kadoodlebug designs has these darlin' weekly freebies (paper piecing, digital stamps) Valentine puns, love bug,  and super cute puppy love :) These are super cute!!---    for you click here  
* Little Scraps of Heaven has a super nice--weekly freebie "Lacey Heart Mat" click here
*  Just Something Made has a bunch of super cute clip art, printables, templates, yumminess and more click here various and sundries:)


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   Thank you so very much for visiting! Have an amaZING week! Get perky this Valentine's Day!! . . . . . .   HUGE cyber {{{HUGS}}} and blessings!!
The two cards sneak peeked above will be next week's post -- PLUS tutorial videos:)
 


Comments

02/12/2013 10:38am

This is a great gift idea. I love my coffee! Thanks so much for linking up to my Valentine's challenge.
Cheri
www.djssundries.blogspot.com
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jessica esch
02/14/2013 2:19pm

What a GREAT project!!!
LOVE my coffee!!
Thanks for sharing and playing along with us over at the 3GJ challenge blog!

3 Girl JAM
02/14/2013 3:30pm

Beautiful job Tammy! Thanks for linking up with 3GJ!

Julie
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karen.mycuprunnethover@gmail.com
02/19/2013 4:38pm

Thanks SO MUCH for sharing your art in our challenge. I was SO blessed to see that you had linked up. I pray that all is well with you, and that the Lord is blessing your days with His awesome goodness!
Love and prayers,
Karen
Word Art Wednesday


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