Sunny with a Chance of Sprinkles

July 29, 2014

PF Changs New Summer Menu + Giveaway

This post is sponsored by PF Changs and the Linqia Community
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If you asked me what restaurant I would eat in for my very last meal, I would tell you "PF Changs" in a heart beat. I've been obsessed with their lettuce wraps ever since my vegetarian days when I'd order them with tofu instead of chicken. And with their yummy special sauce they make for you drizzled on top, it's simply perfection.

I'm really looking forward to trying their new summer menu they've created. Did you know that they now serve sushi as well? Just when I thought PF Changs couldn't get any better! If you're looking to spend a nice romantic night out with your significant other or you're looking to meet up with your girls for cocktails, you've gotta check out these yummy new menu items:

001. Vietnamese Lemongrass Chicken Spring Rolls

002. Heirloom Tomato Salad

003. Chiang Mai Curry Noodles with Chicken

004. Orange Peel Shrimp

005. Cantonese Lemon Chicken

006. Pink Cherry Cosmo

007. Spicy Paloma

PF Changs is also joining forces with Samuel Adams and sending one lucky couple to Boston for a dream foodie vacation. I'm all over that. I'm guessing Cory would totally be okay with an all expenses paid trip to Boston, Massachusetts. (You should hear him say Massachusetts, it's hilarious) Especially since it includes a tour of the Samuel Adams brewery! Needless to say, I already entered and YOU SHOULD TOO! Just as long as if you win, you give the trip to us. K thanks.

This contest will run from July 11th to August 18th and everyone who enters also has the opportunity to win $100 gift cards to PF Changs. All you have to do to enter is finish this sentence: "Asian inspired dishes go with craft beer like ____________ and _____________." It's really quite simple. Get creative! It's fun! And no, I won't tell you what my entry said! Sorry ;)

If all-expenses-paid vacays aren't really your thing though (you're weird), you could always enter the giveaway I have for you, today, too. Just sayin'.

Giveaway Time!

I want to give one of you lucky readers the gift of a date night or a girls night out with PF Changs!

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What new PF Changs menu item are you dying to try?

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July 28, 2014

Road Trip Trail Mix

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Wet-Nap but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #showusyourmess

Road trips have become kind of our "thing" lately. We go back to our place in MN every other weekend when I'm not working to mow the law and make sure every things doing alright. I'll be honest with you, I'm more than excited for the day when we sell our home in Minnesota and don't have to make the long 3-4 hour treks there bi-weekly, but in the meantime, we're making the most of it. In the mean time it's like a little family adventure that we're "lucky" enough to take together. Music blasting, crazy dance parties, and snacks and games are what make the time pass and make our road trips go a little more smoothly.

For our next trip back, I decided to make a fun thrown-together Road Trip Trail Mix. Boy was it a hit! I took Alea with to the grocery store and let her pick out all of the elements for our trail mix. With the exception of all the candy and sugary cereal she wanted to add, of course! Letting Lou pick out the ingredients for our road-trip trail mix was not only fun, but giving her some control also made her like it a little more, too. She's a notoriously picky eater, so the fact that we created a healthy snack for her to eat in the car was a huge victory!

Road Trip Trail Mix


1. Apple Cinnamon Cheerios
2. Banana Chips
3. Dried Blueberries
4. Yogurt-Covered Raisins


1. It's not rocket science.
2. Layer the ingredients in a container.
3. Shake the container to mix the ingredients together (and for fun)!
4. Hop in the car + enjoy a delicious snack and a quiet car.

Road trips and crumbly, sticky trail mix can be oh-so-messy though. Am I right? There's nothing more nerve-wracking than a snacking, messy kid in our newer vehicles. Cory's especially protective over his new Cruze we bought just a couple of months ago. I'm almost more concerned when it comes to my vehicle, though, because we were silly enough to fall for a car with light-tan cloth seats. Yep, lightly colored cloth and children don't go so well!

Keeping Alea's hands snack-free in the car is definitely a must; not only for her cleanliness but also for our sanity! We love keeping a tub of Wet-Nap wipes in the car to wash-up messy little fingers after snacking. These wipes are soft, strong, and infused with aloe so they're gentle on Alea's sensitive skin. We found ours at Walmart in the napkin aisle. If you're headed out to get some, don't forget to request your coupon here!

What snacks does your family love to munch on during summer road trips?

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July 22, 2014

Fed-Up with Allergies!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of ZYRTEC®.Tracking Pixel

I'm so fed-up with my allergies this summer. They really haven't been that bad, but just the constant sniffles are really starting to get on my nerves. I'm not sure if it's because we're living in a new area now and my body's still getting used to it or what, but this allergy-face look is just not a good look for me! You know what I mean. Don't pretend like you don't! Those itchy, red, watery eyes and that reddened nose from spending far too much time buried in a kleenex.

I've used plenty of other allergy medications in the past since I was first diagnosed with seasonal allergies in elementary school. Trust me, between then and now, I've tried them all. I thought I had exhausted my options until I happened upon Zyrtec®. This helps take away all those pesky allergy symptoms and makes me look and feel a little more human again.

But for those of us who still have that "allergy face®" look, Zyrtec® and celebrity make-up artist, Jamie Greenberg, have teamed up to help us with those allergy problem areas. These "beauty symptoms" can be cured by both Zyrtec® and these easy make-up techniques!

I love that she suggests to use shimmery cream eye shadows and shimmery blushes to help brighten up the face and bring down the red tones. Using waterproof mascara is also another great tip for those annoyingly watery eyes that us allergy sufferers deal with. You don't want those watery eyes ruining all your hard work now, do you?

5 Products to Clear-up Allergy Face®:
Inspired by this look.

1. Concealer: This is a must. Use under your eyes and around your reddened nose.
2. Blush: Make those red cheeks look more natural.
3. Eyeliner: Black or deep blue to draw away the redness from your face.
4. Mascara: I prefer a black mascara to accentuate my eyes.
5. Lipgloss: A light pink lipgloss to draw everything together + complete the look!


Clear up that reddened sniffly nose with some concealer and accentuate your pretty pink cheeks with a little cream blush. You'll be pulling off that allergy face® in no time!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of ZYRTEC®.

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