My Husband Rocks (Union28 Giveaway)

**This giveaway has now ended. Winner announced here.**

I’m so excited to share with you about Union28 marriage apparel. I came across this company and thought that their designs are so cute, and I loved what the company stands for. Their mission is “to encourage marriages and to honor the sacred covenant between a husband and his wife by communicating a positive image of marriage in a fun and stylish way.”

My husband rocksUnion28 sent me this awesome shirt to wear stating that My Husband Rocks! I think their clothing is a great way to show your love and commitment to your spouse.

My husband rocks because he always has a positive and upbeat attitude no matter what our situation is. He works very hard and runs his business in a way that showcases his talents, keeps his clients happy, and supports our family. He rocks!

On October 21, Jesse and I will celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary! It’s hard to believe that our wedding was really 5 whole years ago. I remember it like it just happened. It was the perfect day and I wouldn’t change a thing about it.

Union28 discount So… for the entire month of October Union28 is offering 15% off your purchase price to any of my readers who use coupon code U28KPB15. Head on over to the Union28 website to decide which item is your favorite. Pick out something for yourself, and something for your spouse to wear too. Or choose one of their coordinating couple designs. Hurry, this offer expires on October 31!

And to one lucky winner, Union28 is giving away a $25 gift certificate! Here’s how to enter for two chances to win:

1. Leave a comment telling me why your husband/wife rocks. (mandatory entry)

2. Share a link to this giveaway through Facebook or Twitter, and leave a second comment letting me know that you did so. (optional entry)

One winner will be randomly chosen from the comments and your gift certificate will be sent via e-mail to you directly from Union28. All entries must be submitted by midnight on Friday, October 7th. The winner will be announced on Monday, October 10th. Good luck!

P. F. Chang’s Is Allergy Friendly

I had heard that P.F. Chang’s was great at handling diners with food allergies. So when friends of ours invited us to have lunch with them at P.F. Chang’s I was excited to give it a try. We rarely eat out anymore so this was a treat for sure. I was blown away by their food allergy system and their attention to detail.

PF Changs

I had looked over their menu online the night before and chosen what I thought would be best for me to order. It’s always a good sign when the menu states that they are willing to accommodate special dietary needs. Each dish listed the ingredients involved so I tried to pick one of the most simple dishes. I decided that the beef and broccoli off of the gluten free menu with plain, white rice would be my best option.

As soon as we sat down at our table I informed the waiter of my allergies and told him what I was thinking about ordering. When I mentioned soy as one of my allergies his eyes got wide and I thought I had made a huge mistake trying to eat at a Chinese restaurant without consuming soy. I suggested to the waiter that I could go without sauce, to which he replied that any dish without the sauce could be made safe for me. We talked a few more minutes about how the food would be prepared. He was very knowledgeable about specific ingredients in each dish, right down to what type of oil my stir fry would be cooked in. I was more than pleased that he could answer all of my questions off the top of his head without having to check.

When the waiter came back to take my order he had me tell him my allergies again and he wrote each one down on the order ticket with my order. He was extra great because each time he brought something to the table, such as the soups and extra condiments, he made sure to let me know which ones I should stay away from. When it came time to offer dessert, he suggested their gluten free option. I found it fantastic that he was paying attention and remembering the whole time!

When my lunch was served it came on a special plate that marked it as the allergy free food. I had read that they do this on the web site, but the waiter also explained to us that any time someone with food allergies places an order it is put on a plate marked with the P.F. Chang’s logo. That way I knew that my order had been properly flagged in the kitchen. He reminded me that any time we eat there I should always make sure I receive a specially marked plate. I thought this was awesome because it let me know that the people in the kitchen had received my message and were paying attention to what was being added to my plate. When it was brought to the table it was very clear which was mine when everyone else’s food was in large, plain, white bowls. Awesome!

Beef and broccoli

My experience with P.F. Chang’s was even better than I had expected. My food was delicious and knowing that they had such a great system in place left me free to enjoy the time we had with our friends instead of worrying about whether or not my lunch would give me some type of reaction (by the way… I felt perfectly fine). I will definitely be enjoying meals there in the future and would recommend it to others with food allergies.

Enjoy Life Foods: Crunchy Cookies

Enjoy Life Foods is still one of my most favorite brands. Their products are so good, you would never know you were eating something completely gluten and allergen free. I also love that they keep coming out with new items to try. I once thought my days of enjoying delicious treats was over… now it’s hard to decide between all the yummy choices that Enjoy Life Foods offers.

I was overjoyed when Enjoy Life Foods contacted me again to try out some more of their brand new products… crunchy cookies! I had seen them talking about their new cookies on their Facebook page and seen them on their website, but they hadn’t shown up in my local nutrition store yet. They sent me all four of the fantastic new flavors: sugar crisp, vanilla honey graham, chocolate chip, and double chocolate!


Before trying them for the first time, I examined the ingredients label carefully (as I always do now) and found a few ingredients and flavorings that I was unsure about because I hadn’t tried them before. One flavoring I was initially concerned about was the vanilla since it’s difficult to find it without added corn syrup. However, I found a very helpful ingredients page on the Enjoy Life Foods website that confirmed that their vanilla and other flavorings were corn free and safe for me.

As you can imagine, I had a rather difficult time picking which box to open first. I finally landed on the sugar crisp first, mostly because many of the products I usually choose are chocolate-y and I wanted something different. I brought them to game night at my parents’ house to test them out on my family. We all thought they were great! They have the perfect sugary-sweet taste without being too much.

Sugar crisp cookies

Next I tried the chocolate chip. Who doesn’t love a chocolate chip cookie? These did not disappoint! I could have eaten the entire box if I wanted to.

Chocolate chip cookies

Then I went for the vanilla honey graham. What can I say? Also great! They really reminded me of graham crackers. As kids we would use leftover frosting between two graham crackers to make frosting sandwiches. I decided I’d try the same thing here. It was so yummy, I couldn’t resist making myself a second one. You have to try these this way.

Vanilla honey grahamFrosting sandwich

Last, but certainly not least, I dove into the double chocolate. When the entire cookie is chocolate with more chocolate in inside, it’s hard not to love it. I really expected these to be my favorite, but I have to say I’m not sure I can choose a favorite. They were all so good!

Double chocolate cookiesMe eating cookies

These cookies are so similar to cookies I would have eaten before food allergies. I really like the soft baked cookies that Enjoy Life Foods makes, but honestly these even more yummy. Just writing this post makes me think I should go give some of these cookies another taste. I will definitely buy these again in the future. Many thanks to Enjoy Life Foods for all of their fabulous products for people with food allergies… especially the great, new crunchy cookies!!