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Frugal Fitness for Emergencies

What would you do if you lost your job? Do you have enough savings? Where would you cut back? What if you were out of work because you were recovering from surgery or an illness? What if you went through a divorce and the lawyer fees were astronomical? What would you do? I’m not asking these questions to freak you out, I’m asking them to get you to think about your worst-case scenario and how to be prepared for it. In other words you need Frugal Fitness for Emergencies.

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February is No Buy Month at Savvy Brown

No Buy Month is an annual event here at Savvy Brown. It’s sort of a reset button for your finances, another chance to gain control and a truth serum for spending. What is No buy Month? In a nutshell, for the entire month of February you put yourself on a financial diet and only spend money on necessities. What constitutes a necessity? Check out the following list: Continue reading

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6 DIY Green Holiday Decorating Ideas

Aside from family heirlooms, I can’t justify spending a lot of money on decorations that you will only use for about 2 months out of the year. On top of that, our landfills are full of unnecessary non-biodegradable seasonal decorations. Check out these lovely DIY green holiday decorating ideas for tips and tricks on how to make your home look lovely this holiday season. (You can actually try this stuff year round!)

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10 Green Products to Buy If You Don’t DIY: Home Edition

I am a fan of making my own cleaning products because I feel it’s cheaper and cleaner for me to do so. I’ve also been doing it long enough that it doesn’t take me long to make a batch of laundry detergent or whip up some homemade body scrub. However, I realize that not everyone out there feels the same way.

In fact a good friend of mine is a fan of green living but not a fan of the DIY portion of the program and she often asks me what products that she should buy that are safe, healthy or at least eco-friendly, so I decided to make up this list of 10 Green Products to Try If You Don’t DIY. It’s made up of products that I have used myself (Yes, sometimes I do actually buy products), or that friends have told me that they use. So if you’re looking for a comprehensive list of green products to use to clean your home, this list* is for you:

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DIY Hair Accessory Organization #1

I’ve used a bunch of things to organize my hair accessories in the past, but I’ve come up with a few tricks that I now consider my faves. I decided to post a few of my DIY Hair Accessory Organization tips as a series. Hopefully some of them will be helpful! This one uses upcycled shower curtain rings and Command Wire Hooks. Continue reading

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100 Percent Pure Maracuja Mascara Review

I have been looking for a mascara without parabens, pthalates, aluminum, cadmium (or half  of the periodic table)mascara for awhile now. But most either irritated my contacts or ran off my face before I’d even made it out the door. I have reviewed other 100 percent pure products and I like their brands, so I thought I’d try the mascara. Continue reading

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8 Health Benefits of Dandelion Root Tea

Dandelion Root Tea has been used for medicinal purposes by Native Americans for hundreds of years.* It is high in Vitamins A, B, C and D and minerals iron, potassium and zinc. I’ve been drinking Dandelion root tea  a couple of times a week for a little over a month now and I can already see (and feel) it’s health benefits, so I thought I’d share!

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100 Percent Pure Foundation Review

You know how hard it is to find a foundation that performs well right? Well think about how hard it is finding one that performs well, is affordable AND doesn’t have any ikky ingredients! For women of color, the choices get REALLY limited. That’s why I was REALLY happy to find 100 Percent Pure Fruit Pigmented Healthy Skin Foundation.  Here’s what I think… Continue reading