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I Get It From My Dad

As many of you know, my father passed away last month. (That’s why the blog has been so quiet over the past few weeks). Thank you for your patience and for all of the loving emails, Facebook and Twitter posts, phone calls and flowers people have sent. In honor of him, I thought I would share something I wrote and read at the memorial service for him. I will be making regular posts again soon. Thank you so much for all of your love and support! *Hugs everybody*. Continue reading


Happy Earth Day!

For those of you who are new to the celebration checkout What Is Earth Day?. It really is more than just recycling. This year, I’ve decided to actually start composting, and growing even more veggies in my garden, like I did last year. I’ll be blogging about it as soon as I get my bin!

For other Earth Day ideas, check out these sites.

Earth Day Network (this is a great resource for checking out earth day events in your area)

Natural Resources Defense Council

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Savvy’s 1st Birthday!

I NEVER thought that this lil blog about my crazy journey to be a little healthier, greener and richer would be as successful as it has become. Thank you so much to all of you who have supportd the blog (and me) and who have commented, emailed, Facebooked, Tweeted and talked up this little project. the first year was a bit overwhelming for me, but I’m SO ESSITED about what’s in store for 2011. Continue reading


Savvy is Up for an Award!

If you’ve followed me on Facebook and Twitter than you’ve probably heard that Savvy Brown has been nominated for a Black Weblog Award in the Best Health or Wellness Blog Category. I was shocked and surprised that this ‘lil blog was even nominated. Although I feel this blog is for everyone, I appreciate the honor. And heck,  the more press the better, because that way I can bring you more great interviews and tasty tidbits about all things green, healthy and frugal!

To vote for Savvy Brown, please click on the Black Weblog Awards logo below and on PAGE 2  scroll down to the “Best Health or Wellness Blog Category”, and click next to Savvy Brown. While you’re there, explore and vote for other blogs as well! (Remember to go all the way to the last page to make sure your vote is counted!)

Thank you! And again, thanks for your support!

– Savvy

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You Can’t Keep A Good Woman Down!

Whew! Savvy succumbed to the WordPress kryptonite that was thrown onto GoDaddy’s server. She’s recovered and she’s fine now, and completely safe to navigate. I’ll be running updates and making more behind-the-scenes changes in the next few weeks. Thanks for your patience, support and all of your helpful and thoughtful emails, FB comments and tweets!

– Savvy

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Savvy Got a Facelift!

If you’re new to Savvy Brown welcome to the party! If you’ve been here for a while, I’m sure things look a little different. After receiving some suggestions from some of you, having code issues, and problems posting, I decided to streamline things a bit.

What’s New at SB

New Buttons – At the top of the page, above the search window you can easily now see where you can email me, subscribe to the blog, become a fan on facebook or follow me on twitter. Just put your cursor over the icons and they’ll tell you what to do!

Savvy Shop – Also, there’s a bright new button in the sidebar to the right I designed for the Savvy Shop! So if you’ve been wondering where to find a lot of the affordable items I talk about here in the blog, click the big colorful shopping cart and start browsing!

Grab my Badge – And by popular demand you can now grab my badge and put it on your site letting everyone know how Savvy you are! If you have a blog or website, just highlight the code next to the badge and paste it tight into the code for your sidebar or wherever you keep your badges! (Thanks for your help Erica!) Continue reading

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How to Sanitize Your Sponges and Wipes

If you’re trying to cut back on using paper towels, then using Handi Wipes, Microfiber cloths and Skoy cloths and even sponges are a good option. However, in the kitchen we all want to reduce germs right? So what I do is every couple of days or so I wet my sink sponge, or cloth or whatever I’ve been using to wipe off the counters and stick it in the microwave on high for 30 seconds. (The item being nuked MUST BE WET , trust me on this.) Then at the end of the week, any cloths or dishtowels get sprayed with Hydrogen peroxide and tossed in the washer. Simple, cheap and..(wait for it) Savvy!


And the Winner Is….

The WINNER of the 1st Savvy Brown Subscription Challenge Giveaway is…



What you’ll get…

Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Laundry Detergent (64oz.) – Geranium Scent

Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Liquid Fabric Softener (32oz.) – Lavender Scent

Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Oxygen Bleach (20 oz.)- Lavender Scent

Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day makes affordable, natural, cruelty-free, biodegradable, allergen-free cleaning products for all over your home. All of her containers are recyclable and some of her products can be purchased as refills, (so that you’re not constantly throwing away spray bottles!) For more info on Mrs. Meyers click here.



Note: The winner of this giveaway was chose randomly using

(it’s kind of like and electronic way of picking a name out of a hat)