Phew! Thursday is my work “Friday” and boy am I ready for the weekend! How about you? What’s been going on this week? The usual work, teaching at the gym, & spending lots of time with the peanut, who gave Maria’s pasta bake a thumbs up:
My strawberries are finally turning red in my garden!
I wore my new Ellie top that I won in a giveaway on Heather’s blog:
and I got an amazing facial for Mother’s day! We purchased a groupon for the Face Therapist on Isle of Palms.
I hadn’t had a facial in…gosh, I don’t even know how long..years and years, and I was SO excited. Pam is just amazing! Outside of the usual facial goodness, she applied a light peel to my skin, gave me a fabulous arm/hand massage, and used healing touch therapy. I cannot rave enough- if you live in the area, go see Pam! After (no makeup, no nada):
And now, for a giveaway!! Friendship Dairies has some exciting events going on!! They are sponsoring an upcoming food truck tour with celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito that will be passing through the New York Metro area this month. According to Friendship Dairies:
“The mobile mixer truck will be serving free 5-ounce Friendship Fit to Go™ 1% Low Fat, 1% Low Fat Pineapple, and 4% Regular cottage cheese samples. Taking a more innovative approach to traditional toppings, Friendship is offering mix-in options including Instant Wasabi and Granola Glee. Chef Rocco DiSpirito brings two new recipes to the brand, including Apple Pie Smoothie and Smooth and Creamy Cottage Cheese with Crunchy Walnut & Blueberries. These four creations together highlight how easy it is to turn a wholesome snack into a delightful treat. It’s a new way of thinking about cottage cheese.”
The dates are as follows:
To help promote these exciting events, Friendship is offering one Itzy’s Kitchen reader a really fun gift including:
-Branded Friendship cloth grocery bag ($15 value)
- $15 iTunes gift card (to create a mix for your workouts)
- Brita Filtered water bottle ($10 value)
- Rocco DiSpirito’s new cookbook: “Now Eat This! Italian: Favorite Dishes from the Real Mamas of Italy--All Under 350 Calories” ($26.99 retail)
- 2 Coupons for FREE Friendship Dairies products ($8 value)*
I want to enter ;). You do NOT need to have a blog to enter. This giveaway is open to US residents only. To enter, leave a comment on this post by Saturday, May 11 at noon telling me your favorite way to eat cottage cheese, sour cream, or your favorite recipe that uses buttermilk. You can leave 3 separate comments (one for each ingredient)! The winner will be randomly selected and notified via email.
What are you up to this weekend? Any Mother’s day plans? I’m going to a graduation party on Saturday and am hoping to go to step. I also plan to go on a few walks with Josh, Kaylin & Frank, go to a fun Mother’s day lunch with my Mom, and dinner with Josh & Kay!
*Disclaimer: The company will be providing this prize to the winner for free