Friday, October 12, 2012

Frozen Pumpkin Mousse - Satisfaction Guaranteed!

I've had the luxury of testing this tried and true crowd pleaser out on at least 3 occasions to three separate crowds and each time I get the same reaction "Amazing!" "Can't get enough!" This recipe was featured in the 2009 Holiday issue of Delight Gluten Free Magazine. 

It's my recipe, and my buddy Justina Dean was the photographer. 

A fairly easy recipe, just takes a little extra time. So it's best to make ahead of time with it's 30 minutes of fridge time, then it's 4 hours of fridge time, and then finally letting it chill in your freezer overnight. But it is SO worth it! You will not be disappointed. 

Get the Recipe after the break

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Pumpkin Luminaries

Why not combine the beautiful luminous stringed lights that we put everywhere for Christmas into your Fall and Halloween decorating. I found this idea on Vida De Garota's blog, and I'm really excited to put these easy steps to work when it gets closer to cutting our pumpkins up. You should try it too. Find the original tutorial and photos here.

Step 1: Cut a hole in the BOTTOM of your pumpkin, 
scoop out all the guts and seeds as you would carving a pumpkin the old way. 

Step 2: Mark out a design of where you want your lights on the outside of the pumpkin with a permanent marker. 
You can make a swirling design, or a shape of something 
or just place random dots all over. 

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Friday, October 5, 2012

Pumpkin for your face!

So another health-minded friend of mine told me that Pumpkin is rich in Salicylic Acid which is so great for the zits and blemishes. A long time ago when I worked at Bath and Body Works I fell in love with a facial line called Pure Simplicity. It was created by the chemist from Estee Lauder, when she joined forces with BBW. The Pure Simplicity line has gone away and replaced with other things, which is the life story of BBW and drives many consumers crazy, I know. But one thing they did keep was the Pumpkin Mask that even Oprah flipped over. The True Blue Spa line at BBW picked it up and I'm SO grateful, because I trust the True Blue Spa brand as well. My face would glow after using this mask. 
But the beautiful thing about Pumpkin as opposed to clay or mud masks is that it is available everywhere. So you can make your own mask! guide Anitra Brown featured a really great and simple pumpkin mask recipe that is worth trying, only three ingredients. There are other pumpkin mask recipes out there but they involve eggs and other crazy things. The less ingredients the better. I'm gonna try this one!

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

A Pumpkin a Day...keeps the the doctor away!

Oh hello there! It's the month of the pumpkin so get used to all things according to pumpkin over here at Bedhead and Brainfarts. Today I would love to share with you some information I found on the benefits of eating pumpkin. If this does not inspire you to incorporate some pumpkin into your life, I don't know what will.

Health Benefits of Pumpkin

Popular during fall holidays, the pumpkin is one of the most nutritious fruits available. Packed with disease-fighting nutrients, it offers numerous health benefits.
Pumpkin is Rich in Essential Nutrients
More than just a decorative Halloween candleholder or a pie filling to be eaten only once a year, pumpkin is one of the most nutritional foods available year round. Rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, both the flesh and seeds of the pumpkin provide many health-boosting nutrients.
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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Pumpkins! for decorating

Yay! It's October, my second favorite month of the whole year and another thing I truly love is Pumpkins! If I was a little old lady I would cover my house from head to toe with decorated pumpkins. The only thing holding me back now is I'm not sure I have the time to do all this decorating, my kids would play with all the decor, and I'm not 100% sure my hubby would really dig it as much as I. But one thing's for sure, I can decorate my blog with pumpkins. Hmmmm, I should get on that. But until I do, here is some fun decorating ideas for using pumpkins! Click on the link below from my Pumpkin Pinterest Board to find the the links to all the tutorials and for more pumpkin ideas!

Here's the link: Julie's Pumpkin Pinterest Board

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