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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

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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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• Stretch Marks • Dark Circles

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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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

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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

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.

Every time I hear about a robbery, I think about the security of our home.  I have definitely considered a home monitoring system, but we’ve been turned off by both the price tag and the lengthy contract periods.  But now there’s a new player in town and it’s got us seriously considering a home monitoring system for the first time!

Vivint is a new concept.  It provides a 24/7 home monitoring system, but without the contract.

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This home monitoring system is AMAZING! It does everything from one intuitive app.  Want to turn lights off? Check the temperature of your home? Open or close the garage?  Give someone an access code to open your front door?  See who just rang your bell while your home is empty?  You can do ALL of that and more via the app.

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Here is what the website has to say:

When you purchase a Best Buy Smart Home package along with security monitoring, Vivint will handle your product installation and any monitoring of your home. If your alarm is triggered, Vivint will contact you and dispatch police, fire or medical personnel.

  • The most comprehensive smart home experience available, anywhere
  • Award-winning 24/7/365 monitoring for fire, police and medical
  • 24/7 customer and technical support
  • Highest-rated smart home app

I’ve not used the Vivint home monitoring system, but based on the demo I saw, it is the one that will get us to cross the bridge and buy one.  I was very impressed by how easy the app was to use and how many products we could get to truly fit our needs and/or customize our home.   You can do as much, or as little, as you’d like.  Having 5 kids, we are very interested in the garage door, front door and temperature controlling.  I loved that the front door lock could have a key code.  And while hundreds of miles away, if one of our kids was locked out, I could send them a key code to open the front door.  Also, no more giving a key to neighbors when they feed your dog or cat.  Just use a key code and allow it to work only during the time you are gone.

Vivint is available through Best Buy.  Check your local store and take advantage of the informative in-store demo.

 

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