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glossybox beauty samples

May & June Glossybox: Spoilers

I received these boxes for review. Post contains affiliate links. All opinions are 100% my own.

may and june 2015 glossybox spoiler

I guess you could say I’m a little behind with these posts. The May Glossybox came to my door the same day that we got home from the hospital after giving birth to LM (little miss) and it got pushed aside a little bit. Then the June box came and I was just starting to sort through the things that had accumulated on our dining room table. Life is a little more chaotic now, but I’m starting to figure out how to manage 😉

In any case, today’s post is going to feature both the May and June Glossybox since they both fell through the cracks after my latest trip into Motherhood!

may 2015 summer glossybox

May 2015: Glossybox Contents

  1. GLAMGLOW Powermud Dualcleanse Treatment – I absolutely love everything from GLAMGLOW and their products are just so good. This mask is hypoallergenc and features a four-clay blend to leave your skin feeling clean and smooth! (Retail: $69.00 for 1.7oz)
  2. TEEEZ Trend Cosmetics “Head Over Heels” Nail Lacquer – With summer here, beach time is in full swing! (Well at least I hear it is, we’ve yet to really make it out of the house…) So get those toes looking pretty with this super smooth nail lacquer that boasts a minimum of three days staying power. (Retail: $14.00 for .24oz)
  3. Sebastian Professional Stylbrid 9 Hairspray – Okay I love this stuff. It’s one of those hairsprays that holds your hair without that sticky or clumpy feel. It’s nice and lightweight but strong at the same time. Don’t you love when that happens? (Retail: $19.96 for 6.2oz)
  4. Clearista Retexturizing Gel – I wasn’t sure what a retexturizing gel would do for my face, but this one was wonderful. The tiny exfoliants inside this gel help to smooth skin, refine pores, and reduce pigmentation and it really did work well on my skin. I have kind of an uneven skin tone so I could definitely notice a difference! (Retail: $79.99 for 4oz)
  5. Doucce Mineral Matt Lipstick – Super soft, this lipstick has a really nice, rich feel and even offers your lips a dose of vitamin E and SPF 10. (Retail: $20.00 for .18 oz)

To purchase and try out all the items in this box, it would have cost me $202.95! Instead, it would only cost you $21 for a Monthly Subscription or $60 for 3-Month Subscription!

glossybox beauty samples

June 2015: Glossybox Contents

  1. Too Faced Cosmetics “Better Than Sex” Mascara – I’d heard a ton of good things about this mascara before it came in my June Glossybox, so I was super excited to try it out. I really did like it! It added some definition and length to my lashes along with doing a good job of separating them to look thicker. (Retail: $23.00 for .27oz)
  2. ORLY Nail Lacquer – This little, mini polish is free of DBP, formaldehyde and toluene which made it the perfect polish for LM’s little toe nails! It was so pretty and seriously adorable – have you ever seen a newborn with pretty pink toes? It’s pretty darn cute. Plus, the cap offers a neat little grip for easy painting. (Retail: $8.50 for .6oz)
  3. Doucce Blush Brush – I love getting new makeup brushes, especially since I rarely buy them for myself (they can be expensive!) and I never know which ones to buy. This fluffy kabuki brush can be used on both blush and bronzer and is the perfect size for traveling this summer. (Retail: $32.00)
  4. The Aloe Source Luminosity Masque – This soothing masque incorporates pineapple and papaya enzymes to exfoliate skin gently, along with aloe vera and willow herb extract to soothe at the same time. (Retail: $34.00 for 1.7oz)
  5. Etre Belle Cosmetics Aloe Vera Ultra Moisturizing Gel – Sun and water can cause your skin to get seriously dry, but this moisturizing gel offers a lightweight hydration and helps to improve your skin’s elasticity at the same time. (Retail: $24.95 for 1.36oz)

To purchase and try out all the items in this box, it would have cost me $122.45! Instead, it would only cost you $21 for a Monthly Subscription or $60 for 3-Month Subscription!

Plus, right now when you sign up, you will receive a complimentary Sisley anti-aging Black Rose Cream Mask (a $10.00 value) I absolutely love this mask, it smells wonderful (must be the rose scent) and it really soothes the skin. Just use promo code: ROSEMASK at checkout to get yours!

Stay tuned for my July Glossybox spoiler! Hopefully it will come to you before December 😉 Haha! I kid, it will be to you at least by November…

Until next time!


Kemps photo contest

Kemps State Fair Photo Recreation Contest Starts Today!

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Kemps. All opinions are 100% my own.

Kemps photo contest

Growing up in Minnesota, I have been able to attend the State Fair a few times. In 2013, I even had the opportunity to help out with Kemps’ flavor contest there (you can see that post here). Now this year, I’m excited to help share the word about their “Then & Now: Kemps State Fair Photo Contest“!

What I’ve learned about Kemps over the past few years, after being able to tour their facility, learn about their brand, and help with some of their outreach; is that they are all about family traditions. And this new contest really demonstrates that as well. Here’s the details on the contest…

Then & Now: Kemps State Fair Photo Contest Details

From July 13th to August 9th, 2015, Kemps fans can submit their favorite photos of friends or family from the Great Minnesota Get-Together for a chance to recreate their photo at the fair. But wait, there’s a lot more!

In August, Kemps will be choosing their three grand prize winners to receive a YEAR’S SUPPLY OF KEMPS ICE CREAM along with an expenses paid trip to the state fair. They will bring up to 10 people photographed in the original photograph to the fair, and will pay for all expenses including airfare and accommodations! (So save the date on your calenders, you will have to be available between August 27th and September 7th.)

This is a great opportunity for your reunited group to recreate your photo in the same spot that the original was taken! It’s a fun way to get in on the ‘then and now’ photo recreation that you may have seen all over social media lately.

And speaking of family traditions, I would love to get a photo of our growing family at the fair this year. In fact, it’d be fun to get a photo of our little family ever year at the State Fair to watch it grow! In the meantime, I may have to dig out my old family photos from the State Fair and get in on the contest fun.

Do you have old photos from your visits to the Great Minnesota Get-Together? Submit them for your chance to win! Simply submit your photos at!!

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Beyond the contest, you can also have fun with Kemps at the Minnesota State Fair (located on Machinery Hill). Stop by and taste some yummy ice cream products, tour their Mooseum (and learn how Kemps has been a prominant leader in the industry for 100 years!) plus other fun family activities. Kids can even participate in the Kemps-sponsored Little Farm Hands Exhibit, located in the Dairy Barn outside of the Kemps booth.

Join in the fun! And don’t forget to submit your photos for your chance to win!

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c section birth

Introducing Baby: And Life Ever Since!

It’s hard to believe it’s been three weeks since I went into labor with my baby girl. Time has flown by, and at this point we are basically just in survival mode! But I wanted to take a minute and post about the new addition to our little family.

It was 6:00 in the morning and I was laying in bed, 35 weeks pregnant, getting ready to get up and go to work when all of a sudden I felt a ‘Pop!’ and I thought to myself, was that what I thought it was? And before a second could pass, I got the answer to my question – my water had broke. I dashed into the bathroom and stood in the bath tub, unsure where to go from there. After a few minutes, I woke up my husband and said, “Um, hun? My water just broke.” His eyes shot open from a deep sleep as he said, “Seriously?”

From there it was a whirlwind as we quickly took our showers, grabbed our pre-packed hospital bags, and timed my contractions. My husband ran around frantically grabbing random things he thought I might need while laboring at the hospital and shuffled through our birthing class papers for instructions on what to do.

After about an hour, we headed to the hospital as contractions were about 5 minutes apart and getting stronger. The thought crossed my mind, ‘I wonder if we have time to stop at Starbucks’ but then the thought passed as a strong contraction came on and I had to breathe my way through as we sat in morning commuter traffic…

Eventually we got to the hospital around 8:00AM and got checked in, got the monitors all hooked up and the doctor finally came in around 9:00AM, ran a quick ultrasound and found that the baby was breech. She asked if I knew what that would mean, and I answered that I knew what I didn’t want it to mean. The prep for an emergency C-Section was then scheduled for 9:45AM.


After the doctor had left the room, in walked my mom who also works at the hospital. She’d gotten the okay to come into the surgery with me and my husband and thank goodness, because I was so anxious!

It was cold, and very intimidating as we walked into the operating room. I was beyond nervous thinking about how I would be completely awake through a major surgery where they would be cutting me open. But before I knew it, they were numbing me up and we were beginning the process. It wasn’t long before I heard a high pitched cry and up above the curtain came a beautiful, unhappy baby girl. Cue the tears, I sobbed. After a swift kiss to the forehead, they took her off to get weighed and measured. She was 5 pounds 14 ounces, and was considered a ‘late preemie’.

c section birth

She ended up having to spend a couple days in the NICU because she was early and small. They hooked her up to little monitors and a heat light, and she had to stay in there 24/7 which killed me. Especially since, after a c-section, I was essentially immobile for a while and unable to go see her until later that night when I decided regardless of pain, I was going to go see her.

The next few days flew by as every couple hours, my husband would gently hoist me out of bed and into a wheelchair (which was so much more of a painful process than it actually sounds), and then head down to the NICU to feed baby girl. We were both discharged 4 days later, where we would go from not sleeping at the hospital to not sleeping at home! :)

Our Life Since

As I mentioned before, the following weeks have flown by. It seems like the day is now just measured by ‘What time did she eat last?’ and ‘When does she need to eat next?’ We have to wake her every 3 hours to feed still, so it’s a matter of changing, feeding, pumping, and repeat. But she is doing great and growing quickly!

Well that is all I have time for right now! I will try and post more frequently as things settle down here :) But I can’t guarantee anything!


CRAVE Breakfast Brunch Review

CRAVE West End Launches New Breakfast/Brunch: Review

Disclosure: I received a gift card to sample the breakfast mentioned in this post. All opinions are my own.

CRAVE Breakfast Brunch Review

My husband and I are huge breakfast people. We love going out and having a nice bite to eat with some coffee and just get a good start to the morning together. This weekend, we got to try out the new breakfast menu at CRAVE West End (in St. Louis Park, Minnesota).

Kaskaid Hospitality (the parent company of CRAVE West End, UNION Rooftop and Salsa a la Salsa Uptown) recently launched a new breakfast and brunch program at select restaurants throughout the Twin Cities.

In case one sounds better to you than another (or one is just closer to you than another… that is usually our deciding factor) here are the offerings and details of the different restaurants:

CRAVE West End

CRAVE West End Minnesota

They have breakfast and brunch with dining available on Saturdays and Sundays from 8am to 2pm. Some of the delicious options on the menu include Red Velvet Pancakes, S’mores Waffles, Crab & Shrimp Cake Benedict (um, yum!!!), Braised Short Rib Hash, and some amazing gourmet donut holes which we just had to sample as a breakfast appetizer. They were Ahhhhh-mazing and came with a size of Nutella dip which brought me back to my trip to Italy last year. These were divine, I wish I could have them made for me every single morning!

Donut Holes with nutella at CRAVE

I could not make up my mind between the Strawberry Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast or the Eggs Benedict… Ultimately, I went with the Eggs Benedict which was a delicious choice, though I have a feeling they both would have been. I am a little fussy so I asked for the eggs scrambled and the hollandaise sauce on the side – I know, I know… high maintenance.

Eggs Benedict Breakfast at CRAVE

My husband went with his unadventurous usual, which involves eggs, sausage, toast and hashbrowns. On the menu, it was called the CRAVE American breakfast and he was everything short of licking the plate he enjoyed it that much. And I don’t blame him, I may have snuck a bite or two – for review purposes of course.

Crave American Breakfast

The food was beyond scrumptious, and the prices here were really reasonable too! I was impressed when our total came to around $30 for two entrees, coffee and the ‘appetizer’ of donut holes. With the food aside, we also had a great waitress who was super helpful in helping us decide what we’d like best on the menu and she also gave us the run-down of her favorites which included the breakfast quesadillas and the banana pancakes. So much to choose from! I don’t know how we ever decided. If you’re interested, you can see CRAVE’s full breakfast menu here.

As we were leaving, I had to snag a picture of the outdoor patio. It was early (and a little chilly) when we were there so it wasn’t too busy yet, but it is so nice to find a cozy patio like this for summer evenings or afternoons. You can find CRAVE on Twitter, just search for @CRAVEAmerica!

Crave West End Patio

UNION Rooftop

This second option for breakfast or brunch is located downtown Minneapolis and they serve breakfast on Sundays from 8am to 2pm. Their menu has delicious options like Portobello Benedict, Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast and of course their signature hash browns. Oh, and did I mention part of their breakfast also features bottomless mimosas? If I weren’t 9 months pregnant, this probably would have swayed me to go downtown and try UNION instead of CRAVE but you know, details…

You can view UNION’s breakfast menu if you want to see what else they have to offer. They have an extensive menu as well! Have questions or comments? Be sure to follow @UNIONMpls on Twitter.

Salsa A La Salsa Uptown

Well the name kind of gives it away, but this third restaurant is located in, you guessed it, Uptown. They serve their new brunch menu on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 3pm. Highlights from their brunch menu include authentic Mexican dishes such as Chilaquiles, Southwestern Omelets, Huevos con Chorizo, and to wet your palette, a Bloody Maria (bet you can’t guess what that might be!) Yes, you’re right, it’s a bloody mary.

You can view Salsa A La Salsa’s brunch menu to get all the juicy details. I’ll warn you, it’s going to make you hungry! Find them on Twitter as well, @SalsaALaSalsa.

If you happen to go out and try one of these amazing breakfasts, be sure to tag me on Twitter too (@MNhousewives) and use the hashtag #KaskaidBreakfast to let me know what you think! I’m sure you’re going to love it, we absolutely did.

Well that’s all for now! Let me know if you’ve tried brunch at any of these restaurants yet! I’d love to hear your feedback as well!


Modal Concept Tote #ad

Best Buy’s Modal Concept Tote: My New ‘Everything’ Bag

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

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I’m kind of obsessed with bags. I love handbags, tote bags, clutches; basically if it’s a unit of storage, I love it. Kind of weird if you think about it, right? lol Well anyways, I recently got to try out the Modal Concept Tote from Best Buy and it is the ultimate in a storage tote – they have literally thought of everything! I just have to share with you all the perks this bag has to offer. And if you’re a dad that’s reading this, just remember that Mother’s Day is coming up!!

Modal Concept Tote: All the Secret Pockets!

I think we’re all guilty of switching from this bag to that bag throughout the day. Your office bag, your lunch bag, your gym bag, your baby/kids bag, need I go on? Well the nice part about this bag is that you can have all those bags into one. No need to swap out here and there, just one bag. Just think of the convenience and time saving this has in store!

Modal Concept Tote from Best Buy

Let’s cover some of my favorite features of this awesome bag:

  1. It offers discreet, water-resistant pockets for you to store valuables in.
  2. It has a thermal pocket which is perfect for throwing your yummy snacks in, or go ahead and toss in that hot curling iron/straightener at the gym.
  3. It offers a padded laptop storage spot, AND a padded tablet slot as well!
  4. The bottom zippers off to store fitness gear (shoes, clothes, etc.) with air circulation to help prevent any stinky smells. There are also straps to assist in carrying a yoga mat or towel.
  5. Cell phone and key storage on the inside to keep them in a place you can find them.
  6. Front, padded sunglasses pocket – don’t lose them or crush them ever again!

Inside Pockets of Modal Concept Tote

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Best Buy is now selling this awesome Modal Concept Tote for $59.99, and is an awesome Mother’s Day gift for the active mom. I could sit and list all the potential different uses but I think I’d run out of time and probably writing space…

You can purchase it online (free shipping on orders over $35, go team!) or opt for in-store pickup which is free and typically can be ready in as little as 45 minutes!

Do you, or does a woman you know need a bag like this? Be sure to check it out on the Best Buy website or in store as well. They will love it!

Until next time,

April 2015 Glossybox Beauty Box

April 2015 Glossybox Spoiler

I received this box complimentary for review. All opinions are 100% my own.

Glossybox Beauty Samples April 2015

This month’s (April 2015) Glossybox was possibly the cutest box yet! It featured this glam girl with her gorgeous little Glossybox beauty items… When you opened up the box, the same design was featured on the product card and beneath that, was an adorable Glossybox makeup bag. I don’t know about you, but I can never have too many makeup bags!

Now if you’re not familiar with GLOSSYBOX, basically it’s a monthly beauty box subscription service that delivers five luxury samples to your door every month! And they’re not the teeny tiny samples either, they’re nice and deluxe sized so you actually get a feel for the products.

This month, we had some really great samples and I was so excited to try them out that I think I used them all on the very first day that my box came! I’m kind of a dork like that. Anyways, let’s take a peek into the April Glossybox… spoiler alert! Hopefully you’ve gotten yours in the mail by now though 😉

Oh and as an added bonus (and Glossybox does this frequently!) they threw in a mystery gift card to Thursday Friday – a website that sells trendy handbags. Always a fun surprise!!

April 2015 Glossybox Beauty BoxApril 2015 Glossybox Beauty Box

(From top, then left to right)

Julep Gel Eye Glider – This high-end eye liner has been proven to last for more than 10 hours! I couldn’t believe that when I read it, as my eyeliner that I use now currently lasts about one hour… This Julep liner has a waterproof formula that sets in 30 seconds and won’t budge! (Retail: $16.00 / .04 oz)

Marrakesh Endz Argan & Hemp Oil Therapy – This awesome split end mender and preventer is perfect on my ‘coming out of a Minnesota winter’ hair. It also helps with frizz control and to tame those wild hairs – which is so key for my hair right now! (Retail: $5.99 / 1 oz)

Aerin Waterlily Sun Perfume – This yummy fragrance is my current go-to now. It has a nice, floraly scent which is usually what I go for anyways :) It is said to combine a mixture of scents including waterlily, jasmine sambac and warm musk. (Retail: $110.00 / 1.7 oz)

Estee Lauder Enlighten Dark Spot Correcting Night Serum – Okay, not only does this stuff smell amazing but the fact that it also helps to reduce the look of uneven skintone is the kicker for me. I need all the help I can get with getting rid of dark spots! (Retail: $62.00 / 1 oz)

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar Stained Gloss – Ah, a great gloss that is bold and bright for this spring! This lip product is vegan, gluten-free and includes key ingredients to help leave your lips feeling shiny and beautiful. (Retail: $18.00 / .33 fl oz)

As always, I love to add up the overall retail value (it’s a rough estimate obviously, based on size differences) of the items I get in my monthly Glossybox. This month, if I were to add up the retail value of all these products, I’d spend around $212.00 to try out these awesome beauty products! That counts as a great success in my book, because Glossybox is only $21 for a Monthly Subscription!

Get The May Glossybox!!

Lately, the Glossyboxes have been selling out, so make sure you get in on the action right now! As an added bonus, they are even offering a free Beauty for Real ‘Get Glowing’ Cheeck Tint and Luminizer (a $29 value) just for signing up! Use promo code BFRGOLD15 at checkout, just click the banner below to begin!

Stay tuned to find out what beauty goodies I get to try out next month :) I can’t even wait!!

Until next time,

Stock up and save event at Walmart #ad

Walmart’s Stock Up & Save Event: PLUS Walmart Gift Card Giveaway

The Walmart gift cards and information have been provided by P&G. All opinions are 100% my own.

Stock up and save event at Walmart #adI have been trying to stock up on all the essentials lately before baby comes. They tell me it could be any day now which is crazy to think about!! So while I was at Walmart, I made sure to take advantage of their “Stock Up & Save” event that is going on now through April 30th where you can purchase your favorite P&G products with some big, limited-time rollback savings and guaranteed low prices.

What to Stock Up & Save On

There are a lot of great P&G products that you can save on right now. This includes everything from Tide laundry detergent, Charmin toilet paper, Bounty paper towels, Pampers Swaddlers Diapers, Luvs Super Absorbent Diapers, Tampax tampons and pads, and/or Always Discreet items as well. What items do you need to stock up on?

For me, I went with Pampers Swaddlers diapers (the huge box of course) and Tide free & gentle which is always good for baby blankets, onesies, outfits, bedding, etc. I know I’ll be going through these items like crazy so I knew it would be the time to stock up on them while I can!

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And I’ve already started doing loads of laundry with the Tide so that we have plenty of options for when our little one comes home. I have a feeling the last thing I want to be doing is laundry as soon as we get home from the hospital – but that’s just a hunch!

Stock up and save on Tide #ad

Yes, that is her ‘going home’ outfit, I’ve already got it washed and packed into my hospital bag because you never know! I guess you could say I’m anxious to move on from pregnancy to motherhood… :)

Win a $25 Walmart Gift Card!

Do you have items you need to stock up on? Now is your chance! I’m giving away a $25 Walmart gift card so that you can stock up and save on the items that you need! Enter the contest by using the Rafflecopter form below. Contest is open to US residents. Contest ends April 28, 2015 at 11:59PM CST. 

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Snickers Who are you when you're hungry #ad

Who Are You When You’re Hungry: Sarah + SNICKERS®

This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WhenImHungry

Snickers Who are you when you're hungry #ad

As many of you know, I’m currently 8 months pregnant which seems to equate to me constantly being hungry, and at the same time – constantly being tired. Luckily, when I’m out running errands I can stop into my local Circle K and pick up a yummy snack from SNICKERS® which gives me the little boost that I need to get through my afternoon.

So who am I when I’m hungry? I’m a tired, crabby pregnant lady who wants to do nothing but sleep on the couch all day!

Snickers When you're hungry #ad

But alas, there is much to do and I can’t afford to just camp out on the couch all day (although wouldn’t that be nice?) So when I’m out and about, I pick up SNICKERS® Peanut Butter Squares. They conquer the chocolate craving that I constantly have, and yum – they are delicious!

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Inside are layers of deliciousness and I love it! After a little snack, I finally have the boost I need to get things done. One of the main things that I usually put off throughout the day is cleaning the kitchen because the dishes pile up, there is junk everywhere and it just takes energy that I don’t seem to have lately!

But – look what happened here :)

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Now that is a sparkling clean kitchen! If only it looked like this all the time :) I’d be one happy mama!

Who are YOU when you’re hungry?

Are you up for little fun? Well SNICKERS® is hosting a “Who are you when you’re hungry?” contest where you simply upload a photo/video from either your computer, your Facebook/Instagram or use the SNICKERS® Meme Generator to create something wonderful.  Voting for the contest will start on May 11, 2015 and ends July 15, 2015 at 11:59:59AM ET.

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If you want to find more delicious SNICKERS® recipes and stories, be sure to check out the SNICKERS® social hub.

Want to chime in? I’d love to hear who YOU are when you’re hungry. Leave a comment below and share!!

Until next time,


Snuza Hero Baby Monitor Review Giveaway

Snuza Hero Baby Monitor: Review & Giveaway!

Disclosure: I received this monitor free for review in this post. All opinions are 100% my own.

Snuza Hero Baby Monitor Review Giveaway

Recently, I was able to get my hands on this awesome gadget that is brand new to Babies “R” Us! It’s called the Snuza Hero and it is a portable baby movement monitor. You’ve probably never seen anything like this before so of course I am going to explain what it is and why moms are loving it!

Where does the Snuza Hero go?

This little movement monitor clips onto the front of your baby’s diaper and ensures peace of mind while they are sleeping by tracking baby’s regular abdominal movements (breathing).

Snuza Hero

What does it do?

The Hero detects if your baby’s movements are very weak or fall under 8 movements a minute. If no movement is detected for 15 seconds, the gadget will vibrate gently which is often enough to rouse the baby and Hero will go back to monitoring. After three separate vibrating sessions, a “Rouse Warning” will alert Mom to let her know that this has happened. If movement is still not detected for an additional 5 seconds, an alarm will sound to warn you.

What does that mean for me?

Moms are notorious for worrying, aren’t we? We worry about things that we can’t explain. But with the Snuza Hero, you can get a little peace of mind knowing that if you’re not hearing any alarms coming from the nursery, then your baby is sleeping safe and sound along with breathing regularly and peacefully.

baby movement monitor by snuza

Where do I find the Snuza Hero?

As I mentioned earlier, the Hero recently became available at Babies “R” Us, and you can also find it on as well as! As an added bonus, the package comes with a small carrying case that is perfect for taking the Hero on trips big or small.

You can also follow Snuza on Facebook to stay up to speed on their latest updates!

Giveaway: Win a Snuza Hero!!

Snuza has been generous enough to provide me with a Snuza Hero (a $119.00 value!) to give away to one lucky reader! So if you are currently expecting, or if you have a little one at home, then you are in luck! Enter to win your own Snuza Hero below, and give yourself the gift of peace of mind. Contest ends 4/14/15 at 11:59PM CST. Open to US residents, ages 18 and up.

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Campbells soups for easy cooking #shop

Campbell’s Soups for Easy Cooking: Quick Chicken & Potato Casserole Recipe

This #WeekNightHero shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertising. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias

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Weeknights are so busy for us lately, and usually by the time dinner time comes around, I’m looking for the easiest possible dinner that I can throw together. Recently when I was picking up a few groceries at Walmart, I found these Campbell’s Soups for Easy Cooking and thought I’d give one a try. I picked up their Creamy Herb & Garlic as I had a feeling it’d be a great way to make a chicken casserole.

Campbell’s four flavors include:

  • Savory Portobello Mushroom
  • Creamy Herb & Garlic
  • Sweet Onion
  • Mexican Style Tomato

With this range and variety of flavors, it gives you a broad range of recipes that you can create simply and quickly.

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Now, like I said, weeknights have been so busy at our house so anything that makes my life easier is much welcomed! The thing I liked about these Campbell’s Soups for Easy Cooking was that it already had the stock that I needed, plus the majority of the seasoning as well so all I would have to do is mix it into my dish. So nice!

To test it out, I gave it the 30 minute cooking test. I put together a delicious chicken and potato casserole that would require minimal time or effort, but would still manage to be yummy for everyone! It turned out awesome so I will share the recipe with you in case you need a quick and easy weeknight dinner for the family someday!

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Quick & Easy Chicken and Potato Casserole Recipe

To create this savory casserole at home for your family, follow the simple recipe below! First, let’s take a look at the few ingredients that you’ll need for this casserole.

Quick and easy weeknight dinner in under 30 minutes #shop


  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 4 medium potatoes
  • 1/2 cup sliced carrots
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 carton Campbell’s Soups for Easy Cooking (in Creamy Herb & Garlic)
  • salt, pepper, thyme and/or garlic to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 425° F.
  2. Wash and peel your potatoes and slice into small cubes. Place in your baking dish.
  3. Cut each chicken breast into 8 pieces, or more depending on how small you’d like the chicken bites to be and add to the potatoes in the baking dish.
  4. Top the chicken and potatoes with carrot slices, then pour in the Campbell’s Creamy Herb & Garlic carton, along with the milk.Campbells soups for easy cooking creamy herb garlic #shop
  5. Mix until everything is thoroughly coated with the wet ingredients.
  6. Sprinkle salt, pepper, thyme and garlic on top. This step is optional, I just think it gave it a little extra flavor boost!
  7. Top your baking dish off with your lid and place in the oven to bake for 30 minutes. Before serving, ensure that the chicken is thoroughly cooked along with the potatoes.
  8. Serve with dinner rolls or bread for a delicious and simple weeknight dinner everyone will love!

And voila! Here is the finished product:

Delicious chicken and potato casserole #shop

Looks yummy, doesn’t it? That’s probably because it was :) And you would never guess how easy it was, it’s like my own little secret weapon! I’ll let you use it too though, as I’m pretty sure you’ll fall in love with making quick meals throughout the week. It’s easy to incorporate these soups into your typical recipes. Here’s how.

If a recipe calls for…

  • Cream of Mushroom –> Use the Savory Portobello Mushroom (Tip: Works especially well in skillet recipes)
  • Cream of Chicken –> Use Creamy Herb & Garlic with Chicken Stock (Tip: Works awesome in pot pies)
  • Condensed French Onion Soup –> Use Sweet Onion (Tip: Works great in meatloaf and skillet dishes)
  • Condensed Tomato Soup –> Use Mexican Style Tomato (Tip: Works fabulous in Mexican recipes)

Think of your favorite, homemade recipe that calls for one of the above. Now, make your dish even easier with one of these new soups! As a side note, I’d love to hear about what your dish is and which of the soup mixes you would use so leave that in the comments below and share with the group. You might just be giving us all dinner ideas for the rest of the week :)

Save on Campbell’s Soups for Easy Cooking

Ah yes, of course I’m going to share a great coupon offer with you because that is one of my favorite things to do! Right now, there is a coupon on for $0.75 off one carton of Campbell’s Soups for Easy Cooking! It is available starting 3/13 and is valid for one month, so get it while it’s hot!

Check out more scrumptious, simple homemade recipes using Campbell’s Soups for Easy Cooking here! And see more from the brand on their social media channels as well:

Bon appetit!