Why I love Cozi and Mint #FamilyOrganized

Why I love Cozi and Mint

Rey and I obsessed over a  marathon of Life or Debt this past weekend and really snapped that our families finances have seriously been neglected since we first moved to Texas. It’s been over a year that we have examined our budgets and financial plan. Clearly it’s a chore we both like to avoid and not one of our strong points.

I have always been a pen and paper kinda gal. I loved taking notes in school with all my different colored pens and decorating my planner till it looked like unicorn vomited on it. That had always been me, until I realized my family financial binder was failing our family and my paper planner couldn’t keep up with my hectic schedule. I needed to go virtual in order to get the time-saving tools I need, as well as the life saving email and text reminders.

I began my search for the best family calendar app. I wanted one that I could access from my laptop and cell phone. I wanted one that could link our entire family. I wanted one with great widgets and reminders. I wanted the impossible-as my hubby always says. Thank goodness I found Cozi because they have truly made it all happen! I learned about Cozi a few years ago and tried it out then but I wasn’t ready to leave my planner yet.

Cozi keeps everyone’s schedules and all your lists in one place the whole family can share. Check the family calendar, set reminders, and see lists from any computer or mobile device (PC/Mac, iOS, Android). Cozi is rated 4.5 stars in Google Play and iTunes and is the winner of multiple awards and accolades: Appy Award for Best Family App, Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal, Named Best App for your Personal Life by Mashable, Named Best App for a Better Life by NBC’s TODAY Show, and more. Cozi remembers everyone’s appointments, makes sure schedules are coordinated, and keeps track of shopping and to do lists—so you have more time for the fun stuff.

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Cozi has so many great features!

A few I love:

  • Color Coding Family Member
  • Multiple Calendar Schedules-that all mash into one
  • Laptop accessible and App with great widgets
  • Email/Text Reminders
  • Linked To Do List & Shopping List

Check out Cozi in this video!

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Now that our schedule was in order I could manage our time better and actually plan time to discuss our financial situation.

I tried Mint in college and decided to look them up again. I googled them and they rated really high on most sites. I logged in, and input all our accounts and instantly got the big picture. IT WAS AMAZING! It saved me SO MUCH TIME! I can access everything and  watch everything at the same time. I absolutely love it! I can literally see where every penny goes. I control it all-it’s very empowering!

Watch the video and give it a try! You seriously have to try it-once you do you will see the light and you will never go back.

I am able to create a budget for everything our family needs. Track those budgets easily and make adjustments to keep us on track. I really love that I can set goals for travel, the kids college savings, and paying off college debt.

They also have a MintBills which is equally awesome, give them a try to see if they can help your family avoid late fees.

Why I love Mint Bills

  • I can see all our bills & accounts in one place-no matter whose name they are under
  • Get reminders when bills are due-avoid late fees
  • Pay on the spot with our online bill payment feature
  • Schedule bill payments for free
  • Receive alerts when funds are low or credit limits are near

 

I hope one of these services can help you and please share what you use to help keep your family organized.

 

Monkey Mat Multipurpose Mat for Mommas on the go! #MonkeyMat #monkeymatlifestyle @usfg #Review

 

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Beautiful You #Review and #Giveaway 11/5-11/21

Beautiful You AM PM Moisturizer Review and Giveaway

I am so happy to share with you all my experience with the Beautiful A.M. Moisturizer and P.M. Revitalizer. I was sent these products in exchange for my honest review.

The Secret to beautiful skin is to Feed Your Skin What it Craves…

Beautiful’s 100% pure live ingredients are the perfect living “foods” that your skin cells need in order to be fed the nutrients they need to stay clean, moisturized and revitalized on a daily basis.

Beautiful’s proprietary A. M. Moisturizer and P.M. Revitalizer work together to help keep your face protected throughout the day and night so nature can do its work to insure a healthy vibrant appearance. Contains NO preservatives, parabens, petrochemicals, synthetic ingredients, fragrances, GMO’s, dyes or additives of any kind. Nothing works better than Beautiful.

I have to say I was a bit worried after these arrived and I read the instructions. We have been taught that oil is bad for out skin, right? That adding more oil to an already oily complexion is bad, Not so! The opposite in fact! One of the things it warned about was a breakout. I hate breakouts-I just feel like they are so immature and who has time to deal with them!? But in all honesty every time I have switch face products, I do experience a break out so it is pretty normal. They go on to inform you that this is actually a really good sign, and your skin is just ridding itself of toxins that have built up over time.

As soon as I opened the AM Moisturizer I could smell the fresh oils. I knew then that these products were good quality. I immediately applied it to my skin and took a few deep breaths to really take in the lovely scent. I used it for about three days and started to notice that I was breaking out. The breakout only took 3 days to clear up and now my skin is looking healthy, smooth, and moisturized. I look forward to applying the PM Revitalizer every night because I just adore the Evening Primrose scent it feel so luxurious on my skin and my skin loves it just as much as I do!

Last but not least these are apart of my Holiday Gift Guide because as I mother I know the life of a mother and we are always putting ourselves last and why not give your mom gifts that help her take care of her. I really love that these come personalized with a name it just makes them so much better for gifting.

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These oils help:

  • The safest and most effective moisturizer available
  • Say goodbye to dry skin
  • Say goodbye to oily skin
  • Skin looks and feels younger, softer and smooth like silk
  • Decreases the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and crow’s feet
  • Reduces appearance of aging
  • Firms and tones skin’s appearance
  • Pores appear to shrink, giving a smoother look to skin’s complexion
  • Blemishes appear to just fade away
  • 100% pure botanical oils 
  • No preservatives, parabens, GMOs, synthetic chemicals, artificial colors or additives

INGREDIENTS:

  • A. M. Ingredients: 100% Pure Botanical oils of almond, orange, lemon, avocado and olive.
  • P. M. Ingredients: 100% Pure Botanical oils of almond, orange, lemon, evening primrose and apricot.

Ingredient Properties and Benefits:

almond Almond – To moisturize, soothe and soften skin, relieve itching from dry skin and to give complexion appearance of improvement and glow.
Orange Orange – Cleanses the skin through natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties to help fight acne and restore smooth appearance to skin.
Lemon Lemon – Natural cleanser, preventative for wrinkling and aging. Significantly increases the anti-oxidative potential of the skin bio surface (to help stop damage to the skin).
Avocado Avocado – Significantly increases the soluble collagen content in the skin to enrich dry, damaged, chapped or wounded skin. Loaded with vitamins A, D and E.
Olive Olive – Cleanser and moisturizer. Has shown preventative effects for formation of skin cancer and tumors.
Evening Primrose Evening Primrose – The nutrients in Evening Primrose Oil are essential for cell structure and improve the elasticity of the skin. There is evidence that it can help reduce wrinkles and even help repair stretch marks. It is also rich in omega 6 fatty acids.
Apricot Oil Apricot Oil – Apricot Oil is light and gently moisturizes skin. Containing vitamins A and E, it soothes the skin and slows signs of aging as well as firming and toning.

Aren’t you excited! These products are such a sweet luxury for me-I just love them! I am so happy that I get to offer three of you a bottle of your own AM Moisturizer.

**Giveaway Details**

Date: Nov. 5th, 2014 – Nov. 21st at 11:59PM EST

Open to US, Canada, England, and Australia residents only. Must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

Prize: 3 winner gets 1 AM Moisturizer

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For a limited time, the manufacturer is willing to offer my readers one FREE bottle. They said they would love to have our readers try out Beautiful A.M. Moisturizer (for women) or You’re the Man A.M. Moisturizer (for men) and agreed to send one bottle FREE if our readers would pay a minimal shipping and handling charge. This is a one-time only offer!  They also agreed to include 2 eye-opening reports – The Poisons You Put On Your Face Everyday and Why Your Skin Care Products Have Never Worked: The Truth Revealed .” That’s a total value of over $40.00. Click here to get your FREE Bottle and FREE reports now!

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 *You – or anyone in your household – may win one bottle of Beautiful one time only. Previous winners please do not apply. Disclosure- Mom254321 was not compensated for this post. All opinions and experiences are my own. Open to the US, must be 18+. Confirmed Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 24 hours to respond before a new winner will be drawn. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Entrants must only enter with either one email address, IP address and/or Facebook account, anyone found violating these rules will be disqualified. It is at the sole discretion of the admin of the giveaway if the winner has met the rules or not. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of the giveaway. Sponsor will be responsible for prize fulfillment. This event is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered, or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. For questions about this giveaway or to have me promote your product, Please email Mom254321@yahoo.com.