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Win FREE Pilates or Massage and Help Restock the Puyallup Food Bank

Inspired Movement Pilates Studio will be hosting a summer food drive to benefit the Puyallup Food Bank and giving away FREE Pilates and massage during the month of July.

The goal is to beat last year’s donations of 113 lbs.  We had such a fantastic response during our grand opening. It will be fun to see how far we’ll exceed our goal. I know we will! 🙂

Inspired Movement Pilates Studio Food Drive

Photo courtesty of Puyallup Food Bank

Here’s how you can enter to win:

Bring 3 cans of non-perishable food to the studio, and your name will be entered into the drawing to win one of the following:

*Free 1-hour massage
*Free 5-pack of Pilates mat classes
*Free 3-Private Pilates sessions

There’s no limit to how many times you can enter, and it’s all for a great cause.

About the Puyallup Food Bank 

The Puyallup Food Bank has been serving our community since 1972. And according to their website they, “rely upon churches, businesses and service clubs in the community…..approximately 90% of the non-perishable food items we serve are brought in through food drives held by local groups or businesses. During 2007, well over 200 locally sponsored food/fund drives were held, with sponsors including churches, schools, service clubs, offices, retailers, youth organizations, fitness centers, and social groups.”

Here are few items on their critical needs list:
-Peanut Butter
-Canned Meat
-Canned Soup
-Canned Fruit
-Canned Vegetables
-Macaroni and Cheese
-Gift Cards for local grocery stores so that we can purchase perishable items such as eggs, butter, and milk.

Items they do NOT accept incude:
Opened packages of food
Home canned or preserved food

For more ideas of what to bring for your donation, you can visit the Puyallup Food Bank website or call me at (253) 906-2292.

Be sure to tell your friends and give the studio a “like” on Facebook by clicking the icon below and choose “Like” from the page.

Thank you and good luck on winning FREE Pilates or a massage!


Celebrate Mother’s Day With a Visit to the Puyallup Farmers Market

Go Local! Visit The Puyallup Farmers Market

Mother’s Day is just around the corner.
Why not celebrate the day with your mom at the downtown Puyallup Farmers Market.

You and your mom will enjoy a wide variety of  things-to-do and see while at the market. Be sure to arrive early, because parking in the area fills up fast.  And bring a nice little shopping bag to put your goodies in!

Chase Away Those Winter Blues

For those of us who live in Puyallup, the market is our way of celebrating spring. We come in droves to buy fresh local flowers to help remove the dull drums of a long, gray winter.

We fill our senses with the aromas of Kettle corn, hot dogs and fresh bread. Listen to live music while soaking in the atomosphere of the market.

The market isn’t just for adults. Last year, kids enjoyed bouncy houses, face painting, cookies, shaved ice and donuts.

I wonder what surprises we’ll see this year as the market commemorates their 30th anniversary?

Plenty to Do and Eat

On nearby streets, you’ll find many more vendors serving food like pretzels, hamburgers, hot dogs, baked goods, and BBQ items

…Did I mention there’s a lot of food? 🙂

Located on the grounds next to the Puyallup Public Library, vendors from all walks of life set up shop and sell unique crafts and gifts. Local farms showcase their fresh fruit and veggies.

Oh the Shopping! 

Local artisans will be there displaying handmade crafts, artwork, clothing and jewelry and so much more.

And don’t forget your pooch. There’s a doggie day care area for your best friend to hang out while you shop.

For more information, visit the Puyallup Main Street Association website.


Please share your Mother’s Day ideas in the comments below and thanks for stopping by!

Try This Healthy Guacamole For Your Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexico’s victory over French forces on May 5, 1962.

For many of us, we are celebrating the courage to make better food choices, finding time to exercise and manage our weight.

In honor of this resolve, we thought it would be fun to share this delicious guacamole recipe with you.

Try it with organic blue corn chips, or for something new, use nut chips made from almonds.

Ranch Guacamole 


Ranch Guacamole

1 C frozen peas
1 ripe avocado
1 lime, juiced
1 chopped Roma tomato
1/2 C finely chopped red or sweet onion
1 chopped jalapeno pepper
or 1 tsp. pepperoncini
2-3 garlic cloves finely chopped
3 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp black pepper


(Picture & modified recipe from health.com)


1. Slightly thaw frozen peas at room temperature.

2. Place peas in a blender or food processor; process until smooth. Set aside.

3. Mash avocado with a fork or potato masher in a medium bowl. Add in the lime juice, tomato, onion, jalapeno, garlic, and cilantro. Season with sea salt and black pepper. Add prepared peas and mix well.

4. Cover tightly and refrigerate for several hours. Serve with an array of fresh vegetables such as bell pepper strips, jicama, summer squash, and cherry tomatoes.

Variation: You can also use steamed broccoli florets, asparagus tips, or edamame in place of the peas.