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Farm Rich is one of the country’s largest frozen snacks and appetizers line. Their products have been featured on Dr. Oz and in Ladies Home Journal, FIRST for Women and Every Day with Rachael Ray, among others. Farm Rich makes great snacks for busy families on the go, including after school and on game day, […]

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mozzbitesFarm Rich is one of the country’s largest frozen snacks and appetizers line. Their products have been featured on Dr. Oz and in Ladies Home Journal, FIRST for Women and Every Day with Rachael Ray, among others. Farm Rich makes great snacks for busy families on the go, including after school and on game day, or quick and easy appetizers for special gatherings.

We recently were able to try out a few of their products. Bill’s favorite where the jalapeno peppers. I fell in love with the mozzarella bites and the mozzarella sticks. Madison loved their meatballs. One of their new products – Crispy Dill Pickles – was not at my local grocery store. However, I can’t wait to try it! In Wisconsin, you can order fried pickles at restaurants and I miss eating them!

Since my family loves so many of their products, I have arranged for one lucky reader to win 2 free Farm Rich products.  Here’s what you need to do:


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Did you know that next week is Spa Week? Spa Week is the time of year where you can go to participating spas and get treatments done for $50. You may have read my post about my Organic Lemongrass Body Scrub with Massage at Southwest Laser and Medspa in Mokena, IL.  There are some really […]

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Did you know that next week is Spa Week? Spa Week is the time of year where you can go to participating spas and get treatments done for $50. You may have read my post about my Organic Lemongrass Body Scrub with Massage at Southwest Laser and Medspa in Mokena, IL.  There are some really great treatments out there that you can get for a steal!  Spa Week is from April 21 – April 27.  There are spas all over part of this great promotion.

Spa Week Giveaway

To get you super excited for Spa Week, I have arranged for one lucky reader to win a Spa Week Prize Pack!  In it you will find a 9 pc. Fruit Fusion Gift Box from Godiva (Value between $16-20) and the Mighty Leaf Signature Collection Tea Chest filled with 30 black, green and herbal tea pouches (Value $42+)!  Here’s what you need to do:


In addition to my giveaway be sure to enter into the Godiva Year of Chocolate Giveaway for You & A Friend and enter the Tea & Taste getaway.

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Southwest Laser and Medspahttp://mythoughtsideasandramblings.com/2014/04/14/southwest-laser-medspa/ http://mythoughtsideasandramblings.com/2014/04/14/southwest-laser-medspa/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:32:37 +0000 http://mythoughtsideasandramblings.com/?p=13625 My Thoughts, Ideas, and Ramblings - “In doing something, do it with love or never do it at all.” – Mahatma Gandhi

As many of you know, I’m not a frilly girl. I don’t often to spas, but when I do, it is divine. I love that we have some great spas in the south Chicago suburbs that allow me to relax without having to go into the city. I recently got to try out Southwest Laser […]

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As many of you know, I’m not a frilly girl. I don’t often to spas, but when I do, it is divine. I love that we have some great spas in the south Chicago suburbs that allow me to relax without having to go into the city. I recently got to try out Southwest Laser and Medspa in Mokena, IL.

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My treatment of choice for the day was the Organic Lemongrass Body Scrub with Massage. To be honest, I had no idea what to expect.

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The staff at Southwest Laser and Medspa were absolutely divine. They were extremely nice and helpful. I was immediately taken in back for my Organic Lemongrass Body Scrub with Massage. The room was so calming.

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2014-04-10 11.01.05The room screaming relax and forget the outside world.  The body scrub entailed a salt being rubbed on you to get rid of all your dry skin.  It was amazing.  The best part of this room is that there is shower in here.  I never would have guessed till she opened it!  After she rubbed the salt over my entire body, I was able to take a shower and wash it off.  I also had a great conversation with the lady doing this.  She was really awesome and made me feel right at home.  After that, the massage started.  Pure bliss.  I totally can see how you can fall asleep during it! 

The most amazing part of my Organic Lemongrass Body Scrub with Massage is that my skin is still baby soft, and it has been almost a week.  I am totally amazed how great the Organic Lemongrass Body Scrub with Massage is, and I totally want to have it done again.  We’ve got a vacation coming up this summer that I’m definitely having this done again for!

I can only recommend the Southwest Laser and Medspa.  I proud to say you don’t have to drive into the city for a great spa treatment!  With Spa Week right around the corner (from April 21-27), you too can enjoy this for $50!  Seriously, it is worth every cent (and then some!)

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Need Easter Dinner? #HoneyBakedEaster to the rescue! #adhttp://mythoughtsideasandramblings.com/2014/04/13/need-easter-dinner-honeybakedeaster-rescue-ad/ http://mythoughtsideasandramblings.com/2014/04/13/need-easter-dinner-honeybakedeaster-rescue-ad/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 03:25:16 +0000 http://mythoughtsideasandramblings.com/?p=13600 My Thoughts, Ideas, and Ramblings - “In doing something, do it with love or never do it at all.” – Mahatma Gandhi

With Easter right around the corner, how many of you are wondering what you are going to make for lunch or dinner (depends on how your family rolls for what meal you are eating and whose house)? If you are still undecided, you have to get HoneyBaked. There are so many reasons why you shouldn’t […]

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With Easter right around the corner, how many of you are wondering what you are going to make for lunch or dinner (depends on how your family rolls for what meal you are eating and whose house)? If you are still undecided, you have to get HoneyBaked.

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There are so many reasons why you shouldn’t spend all day slaving over a hot stove and oven. Take a break and spend more time with your loved ones! Slow-roasted and smoked, every HoneyBaked Ham is glazed by hand with the signature, sweet, crunchy glaze, and has that one of a kind taste that everyone looks forward to.  Also, you need to try the moist, tender Turkey Breast, coated with the same sweet, crunchy glaze as HoneyBaked’s signature Ham.  As you can see from their menu, there is something for everyone.  (I also highly recommend stopping there at lunch time and getting a boxed lunch from them!  I did that when I made my order, so I got lunch and dinner!)

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The best thing is that HoneyBaked will actually let you try a sample in the store. When I had trouble deciding what I wanted, they gave me a sample of both the turkey and the ham.  I love our HoneyBaked here in Chicago.  That Easter deal they have going on is phenominal.  

Next, you have to decide on your sides.  HoneyBaked has so many to choose from that it actually makes it hard to decide!

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Now, they have some great in-store specials going on this time of year to help you out:

  • $54.99 Easter Ham & Turkey Combo – Pair a Turkey Breast (approx. 3 lbs.) with your choice of a Boneless Ham (approx. 3.5 lbs.) or Quarter Ham (approx. 4.5 lbs.)
  • $22.99 Turkey Breast (with any Half or Whole Ham purchase)
  • $24.99 Easter Brunch Bundle – Cinnamon Walnut Coffee Cake and Honey-Spice Bacon
  • Heat & Share Sides: Two for $13.99, three for $19.99

I’ve also got a great HoneyBaked Coupon to help you save some money too!  You can get:

  • $5 OFF Half Ham (Bone-in) or Become a HoneyBaked VIP at honeybakedfoods.com (Save an extra $1 when you sign up to become a HoneyBaked VIP at honeybakedfoods.com: $6 OFF )

  • $3 OFF Boneless Ham or Quarter Ham
    (Save an extra $1 when you sign up to become a HoneyBaked VIP at honeybakedfoods.com: $4 OFF )

I highly recommend becoming a VIP at HoneyBakedFoods.com for exclusive savings all year long!  Now, if you are like me, you may never be able to decide what to eat because their food is so good and take a little bit of everything!

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HoneyBaked food tastes like it was made right in your own kitchen.  Enjoy your Easter with your family and let HoneyBaked Ham do all the hard work for you!  

How will you be spending your Easter?  Will HoneyBaked Ham be part of your celebration?

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Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contesthttp://mythoughtsideasandramblings.com/2014/04/12/million-dollar-arm-pitching-contest/ http://mythoughtsideasandramblings.com/2014/04/12/million-dollar-arm-pitching-contest/#comments Sat, 12 Apr 2014 19:11:54 +0000 http://mythoughtsideasandramblings.com/?p=13614 My Thoughts, Ideas, and Ramblings - “In doing something, do it with love or never do it at all.” – Mahatma Gandhi

  Disney is giving amateur baseball pitchers in the nation a chance to compete for a $1 million prize in the Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest. The Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest is being held to celebrate the opening of Disney’s “Million Dollar Arm,” an incredible true story about two young men who went from […]

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Disney is giving amateur baseball pitchers in the nation a chance to compete for a $1 million prize in the Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest. The Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest is being held to celebrate the opening of Disney’s “Million Dollar Arm,” an incredible true story about two young men who went from never throwing a baseball to getting a Major League tryout.

Amateur baseball pitchers—male or female, who are legal United States residents at least 18 years of age or older—are invited to qualify to compete in the preliminary rounds of the Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest at either Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida, Disneyland®Resort in California or at the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day at the Tribeca Family Festival in New York City. The three contestants from each location who throw the fastest pitches will advance to the finals and have a chance to compete for a $1 million prize at the world premiere of Disney’s “Million Dollar Arm” in Hollywood, California. Official rules are available on Disney.com’s “Million Dollar Arm” homepage athttp://disney.com/PitchingContest.

 

Presented by SUBWAY® restaurants, the three qualifying events will take place on April 25 and 26, from 7 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., at both Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, Calif. and ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World® and on April 26 only, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day during the Tribeca Family Festival in New York City. Contestants will throw three pitches, each tracked by a radar gun, in an attempt to throw the fastest pitch. All participants will receive tickets for themselves and a guest to see an advance screening of Disney’s “Million Dollar Arm” at an AMC Theatres location later that evening.

Nine finalists chosen during these qualifying events will have a chance to compete for the $1 million prize at the world premiere of Disney’s “Million Dollar Arm.” The top three eligible pitchers with the fastest pitches from each qualifying round location will be flown with his or her guest to the final contest, which will take place at the world premiere of Disney’s “Million Dollar Arm” in Hollywood, Calif., on May 6.  Each of these finalists will throw three pitches on Hollywood Boulevard. Any eligible finalist who throws one 100 mph strike (out of three pitches) will become a potential winner of the $1 million grand prize.

The nine finalists and their guests will be VIPs at the film’s premiere along with stars, filmmakers, major league players, coaches, scouts and celebrities.

If you’ve not heard about Million Dollar Arm (the movie), it is actually based on a true story.  Sports agent JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) finds that business has changed and things aren’t going well for his career. In a last ditch effort to save his livelihood he concocts a scheme to find baseball’s next great pitching ace. Hoping to find a young cricket pitcher he can turn into a major league baseball star, JB travels to India to produce a reality show competition called “The Million Dollar Arm.” With the help of cantankerous but eagle-eyed retired baseball scout Ray Poitevint (Alan Arkin), he discovers Dinesh (played by Madhur Mittal from “Slumdog Millionaire”) and Rinku (played by Suraj Sharma from “Life of Pi”), two 18-year-old boys who have no idea about playing baseball, yet have a knack for throwing a fastball. Hoping to sign them to major league contracts and make a quick buck, JB brings the boys home to America to train. While the Americans are definitely out of their element in India, the boys, who have never left their rural villages, are equally challenged when they come to the States. As the boys learn the finer points of baseball, JB, with the help of his charming friend Brenda (Lake Bell), learns valuable life lessons about teamwork, commitment and what it means to be a family.

 

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