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.

It is never too early to start protect your family from the potential dangers of the internet.  Of course the internet is fun and so much valuable information to offer, but it does come with some inherent risks, which is why you should have a smart firewall.  CUJO is a smart firewall.

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While the Cujo was easy to connect, it wasn’t flawless. I plugged the power in before the ethernet cord. I think that was enough to stall the set up until I went back and unplugged the coffee-cup-like Cujo device.
It scans for connected devices. Which — if you are like our household — the number has gone up astronomically in the past two years. From a couple cell phones and two laptops, there are now more than eight including some household-running boxes that do magic tricks for us.

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You can assign devices to people and groups and pause the Internet. Once assigned to a person, it took a couple minutes to figure out how to “unassign” from a user. swipe to right on a device in the user’s assigned devices, delete and go to the new owner to assign — easy once you learn that it works much like the contacts in my phone. I still have not delved into the threat assessment directory. Being able to restrict our kids’ access to naughty and dangerous content was our primary concern and we’re not sure we’re willing to pay the annual or monthly fees for enhanced services, but much comes free with any CUJO purchase.

Designed to protect variety of devicesYour home is full of smart devices. They are not protected by antivirus, leaving your home open to hackers. The CUJO uses machine learning to secure everything from tablets to TVs and baby monitors.

Business-level Internet securityDetects and blocks malicious sites and hacks.

Safeguard your family with Parental ControlsYou can control what your kids access online. Set time limits, schedules, and sites that are permitted. Apply access policy to any or all devices.

Cryptographic hardware accelerationOffers fast and reliable security.

Downloadable CUJO appAllows you to easily monitor your home network activity from compatible iOS and Android devices.

Simple to startThe CUJO takes just a few minutes to start. Plug the CUJO device into your router and follow the step-by-step guide on your CUJO app.

Two Gigabit Ethernet portsProvide fast network connection and will not slow down your network.

Designed for use with your existing networkThe CUJO offers easy integration.

Presents optimal performanceWith Dual core 1GHz processor, 4GB flash memory and 1GB DDR SRAM memory inside.

Free subscriptionYou will not have to pay a monthly fee for your CUJO and the features described here.

Within minutes of installing, we received alerts about malicious sites.  Since then we have seen ads pop up on our devices that have a message that lets us know we are protected by our pal CUJO.

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CUJO is a smart firewall that is cute and easy to use.  Check out bestbuy.com or visit your local Best Buy to learn more!

 

Kristen: Kristen is a wife, mom, blogger and Brand Ambassador. She has four children; 2 boys and 2 girls. Kristen enjoys her role as a stay-at-home mother. Her oldest children are home-schooled. Her interests include gardening, coffee, reading, cooking and finding new ways to be eco-friendly. You may contact Kristen at mudpiesandtiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Kristen

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample from Peaches and Petals for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product. This post contains affiliate links.

 

Unfortunately, our summer break has come to an end.  My kids started back to school the first week of August.  With that start, has come a bit of chaos as we all get back into the routine of earlier bedtimes and wake up times, homework, and studies.  Thankfully, my August Peaches and Petals box arrived and gave me a chance to relax and revel in some goodies.   Peaches and Petals is an awesome monthly subscription service that delivers beauty/lifestyle boxes each month right to your door. Subscriptions are only $19.99 a month with free shipping! The theme of the August box was “Do You, BooBoo!’” and all of the items were perfect for enjoying some “me” time.

Peaches and Petals August

These Rosie the Riveter Glasses ($14.99) are so neat!

The feature Rosie herself with the famous phrase

‘We Can Do It!” on one side with an explanation of where the famous image originated.  These fun glasses hold 16 oz and are dishwasher safe.

This five compartment salad bowl from Diamond Home ($14.99), is perfect for eating on the go!

It comes apart to allow you to pack everything you need for a delicious salad. I frequently take salads to work for lunch and this definitely beats taking my toppings in baggies and carting the whole bottle of dressing with me!  It even comes with a fork!

I do a lot of walking both for exercise and enjoyment.  These HEAD Performance socks  ($4) are perfect for my treadmill and park time.  They’re super soft, have breathable mesh as well as arch support, and they’re cute to boot.

I’m a big fan of dry shampoo.  It’s great for those times when I want to make a hairstyle last one more day or when I’m in a hurry to get out the door.

This dry shampoo from Batiste in blush ($6.55) smells really good and worked great!

Last but definitely not least, I received a pack of UNIBIS Cashew Cookies ($1.49).

They were light and buttery and super yummy!

The August box was a great one.  I was especially excited about the salad bowl and the socks (I love me some nice cozy socks!).  The total value of this month’s box was $42.02 so it was a great deal.  If you’d like to sign up for a Peaches and Petals subscription, use this link and use the code PEACH10% to save 10% on your first box.

 

 

Belinda is a wife, mom, blogger, and Brand Ambassador. She has six children including 5 boys and 1 girl. Belinda enjoys reading, photography, crafts and DIY projects, and watching her boys play soccer. You may contact Belinda at mudpiesand tiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Belinda

This information is brought to you by ERA Organics. All opinions are my own. #SummerGuide

Finding the right products to use on your skin can be tricky. If you have sensitive skin – you probably have limited options. Plus many of the skin care products have ingredients that aren’t natural. Era Organics makes a line of skin care products that are gentle on your skin and are enhanced with organic ingredients including Manuka Honey, Aloe Vera, Shea Butter and Hemp Oil for added healing and moisturizing power.

These definitely sound like products our girls would like.  As Kayla enters high school, she is caring more and more about what goes on her skin and the products that she uses.

ERA Organic makes many products but you suffer from eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, dry skin or if you are looking for anti-itch cream, you must check out these products.We are giving away a prize pack of some of their awesome products.

Elixir:

The Elixir is pH balanced, cruelty free, paraben free, alcohol free, non-toxic, non-hormonal, steroid free and without any useless fillers so you get a power pack of nutrients with each use.

 

It has 7 powerful ingredients used to treat seborrheic dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis and rashes proven to help repair cracked, dry and damaged skinincluding manuka honey, aloe vera, coconut oil, MSM, vitamin E, hemp seed oil and cehami extract to strengthen your skin’s immune system and ability to fight infection.

 

Dead Sea Mud Mask:

It’s like a spa quality facial treatment as seen in US Weekly, Life & Style and Wellness Magazine.

What You Can Expect For Your Skin:

  • Absorb excess oils, dirt and toxins
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Boost healing, improve elasticity
  • Exfoliate, cleanse and minimize pores
  • Remove blackheads
  • Treat acne and prevent future breakouts
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles

Your Skin Will Love the Dead Sea Mud:

  • Calcium boosts cell renewal and refreshes skin
  • Sodium fights off damaging free radicals that cause premature aging
  • Magnesium slows aging, soothes damaged skin and protects from rashes
  • Sulfer helps detoxify skin from impurities
  • Potassium helps balance skin’s moisture
  • Bromide repairs cells to restore a healthy complexion

 

Microdermabrasion Face Scrub:

This at home microdermabrasion face scrub gently loosens dirt, grime and dull skin while nourishing your cells- leaving healthy, beautiful skin. Get a softer, more youthful complexion in minutes.

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You can read more about these products at SavingYouDinero.com.

One lucky reader is going to win a prize pack of all of these products! Just Enter Below. Giveaway ends on 7/28/17 at 1159pm EST. It is open to US Residents.

Please note – the blogger is not responsible to fulfill the prize.

Kristen: Kristen is a wife, mom, blogger and Brand Ambassador. She has four children; 2 boys and 2 girls. Kristen enjoys her role as a stay-at-home mother. Her oldest children are home-schooled. Her interests include gardening, coffee, reading, cooking and finding new ways to be eco-friendly. You may contact Kristen at mudpiesandtiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Kristen

This information is brought to you by FreeShipping.com. All opinions are my own.

Have you started your Back to School shopping? There are are already lots of great sales on items you need so you can check them off the school supply list. Shopping online is so much easier and it can save you more money! This year, we are going to have 5 kids, in 5 different schools.  The idea if shopping online AND saving money is definitely appealing.

Most of the time you can find a better deal online because you can do a quick search and you can usually find a coupon code to make the product even cheaper! But did you know that you can get paid 10% cash back when you do your shopping through FreeShipping.com? Yes! They will give you 10% cash back (sometimes 20% cash back) at over 1000 stores.

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FreeShipping.com wants to help you with some of your Back to School shopping. One lucky reader is going to win a $100 American Express Gift Card! Just enter below. Giveaway ends on July 27 at 1159pm EST and is open to US Residents.

Good Luck!

Kristen: Kristen is a wife, mom, blogger and Brand Ambassador. She has four children; 2 boys and 2 girls. Kristen enjoys her role as a stay-at-home mother. Her oldest children are home-schooled. Her interests include gardening, coffee, reading, cooking and finding new ways to be eco-friendly. You may contact Kristen at mudpiesandtiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Kristen

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample from Peaches and Petals for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product. This post contains affiliate links.

We are fully into summer here at my house and I’m enjoying the laid back days and free time with my kids.  Schedules have gone out the door and relaxation and fun have become our themes.  Bring on backyard campouts, smores, swimming, impromptu trips to the park and late bedtimes!  I’ve also been able to enjoy a little more “me” time thanks to less busy days.  So I was especially excited to see what was in my June Peaches and Petals box.  Peaches and Petals is an awesome monthly subscription service that delivers beauty/lifestyle boxes each month right to your door. Subscriptions are only $19.99 a month with free shipping! The theme of the June box was “Summer Lovin’” and all of the items were perfect for ennoying this fun time.

Peaches and Petals June

The sequin pillow ($9.49), of course, immediately caught my eye.

This pillow is super cool!  It features flippable sequins that allow you to “draw” on it.

My daughter absolutely loved it and I had fun with it myself!  I’m thinking about getting a few to save for birthday parties my kids get invited to.

This trio from Beauty Junky ($4.99) is a great way to pamper myself a little.

It features a one time use pack of Cucumber Hand Cream, Paw Paw & Pomegranate Face Mask, and Almond Hair Mask.  The only negative is that the hair mask packet does not contain nearly enough to cover my super long hair.  There’s enough for my ends though.

I also received this Hard Candy Fox in a Box Powder Compact ($8.75), which features two blendable shades.

I was a little worried because the pink shade is really bright.  But combined with the brown shade, it worked.

The next two items are perfect for all the time we’ve been spending outside.

I’m a stickler for sunscreen and we go through it pretty quickly.  This Clear Zinc Sport Stick by Babo Botanicals ($8.64) is hypoallergenic and lightweight, dairy, soy and gluten free.  It’s perfect for sensitive skin and is fragrance free.  It went on smoothly and worked great on our recent trip to the playground.

My eyes are super sensitive to the sun so I was excited to find these Foster Grant sunglasses ($14.99) in the June box.

They offer 100% UVA and UVB protection and fit great.

I truly love everything in this month’s box and will use it all.  In fact, it’s probably one of my favorites, so far.  The total value of the items I received is $46.86 so definitely a good deal.  If you’d like to sign up, just visit PeachesandPetals.com and be sure to use one of the codes below!

Or, you can use the following code for a free hammock!  But hurry!  It’s only good through July 15th and cannot be combined wit any other offer.  This code MUST be added during checkout.

Belinda is a wife, mom, blogger, and Brand Ambassador. She has six children including 5 boys and 1 girl. Belinda enjoys reading, photography, crafts and DIY projects, and watching her boys play soccer. You may contact Belinda at mudpiesand tiaras at gmail dot com. Click here to meet Belinda