Monthly Archives: December 2010

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Gratitude Post…

Thank you so much to all of you who have made Savvy Brown a succes this year! As the blog turns 1 I am humbled by all that I have met and learned this year. Thank you to allof you who took the time to comment, email, follow me, friend me and guest post! This post is dedicated to you! I invite you to continue the journey again with me in 2011! I promise more how-tos, interview, giveaways and even a video or two! I wish you and your family a healthy, prosperous, green New Year! I leave you with two lovely emails I received from readers recently… HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!

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10 Green, Frugal Last-Minute DIY Holiday Gifts (that they’ll actually like)

1. Brown Sugar Body Scrub – this can be made for men or women for pennies. All you need is a nice jar and maybe siome ribbin or multicolored twine to wrap it up when you’re done. And it works!

Brown sugar Body Scrub Recipe Here.


2. Scented Homemade Body Oil – Using body oil on ourselves when we get out of the shower is a must in our household. I can’t even remember the last time I used a bottle of lotion as a result, and it’s so easy to make it’s ridiculous. I’ve even made some with just three oils, olive, grapeseed and essesntial oil.

Scented Homemade Body Oil Recipe Here

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Snickerdoodles Recipe

I LOVE Snickerdoodles! They’re basically a sugar cookie rolled in cinnamon sugar before they’re baked.

this.is.not.diet.food.

But, these are great to take to a holiday party, so that your not stuck at home eating the whole batch yourself feeling guilty the next day. *giggle*

So here’s a great recipe I’ve been using for years adapted from the Joy of Cooking Cookbook so that it’s more organic.

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OMG! Tarte “Rise & Shine” Lipgloss $6 at Sephora!

I’m so essited!

(Sorry fellas, I’m having a “girly” moment)

I stopped by Sephora the other day because I was out of my Korres concealer, (otherwise I would not have been caught dea in that store during the holidays), and I was really proud of myself, because when I got to the line, I just had the concealer in my hand. Nothing else. (For those of you who have been to Sephora you know how difficult that task can be). Well, you know how they have all those little cubbies next to you when you’re standing on line? Well I was shocked and thrilled when I looked in those bins and found these….

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How to Unclog a Drain Without Killing Yourself…

I am really scared of the ingredients in things like Liquid Plumbr and Liquid Snake and some of those hardware store chemicals out there. Almost all of them contain sodium hydroxide (a.k.a.-lye) which is highly toxic if it comes in contact with your skin, hair, eyes or breathing passages. Not to mention what it does to the environment once it’s out of the house, it basically kills all kinds of wildlife in its path and alters the ph balance of rivers and streams.. Some of the chemicals always come back up into the sink or tub and inevitably make it’s way on to our skin or into the air of the bathroom. Not.taking.that.chance.

For everyday sink, tub and shower clogs we do the following at the House of Brown:

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The Donut Bun – Protective Hairstyle

I figured out this hairstyle quite by accident when I was attempting to put my hair in a regular bun. I love this style, because it’s easy, low-cost and protects the ends of your hair. If you’ve seen me withi the past 2 weeks, then you’ve probably seen me with this hairstyle. (Maintenance is so easy I was just too lazy too take it down LOL). The great thing about it is that you don’t need to use one of those spongy-donut things in your hair. Instead you make use of your natural hair’s curls to create the donut and provide texture. So here’s how I did it: Continue reading