Startwrite 6.0 Review & Giveaway

One of the most important learned skills that is sadly being less emphasized in school due to the push for other academics is writing skills. Many children are not getting enough practice time when it comes to writing so then it falls on the parents to aid their children in properly learning to write neatly and correctly.

With the Startwrite 6.0 Software parents and teachers are able to create worksheets for their children to learn how to write at different stages so eventually they can write without the aid of dots, lines or leads. This software also includes script writing as well which as long been retired in most school curriculum’s, something I still feel is important to know how to do even in our technically enhanced world.


With this software it does take small amount of effort learn but if you are tech savvy you can figure it out rather quickly, it’s not hard to learn the buttons and if you need help you can get support online via video tutorials if needed.

If you wish there are printable worksheets that are done for you on the website along with printable work packets for $1.00 a packet to print as well. All of which you can preview before you purchase just like this one below.

Please grab your free Trial HERE and enter to win the full version for yourself from Startwrite Inc in the giveaway below! Good Luck!

Disclaimer: I was provided monetary/product compensation or both in exchange for my review. Regardless, of compensation I only recommend products or services I would use personally and believe will be good or helpful for my readers.

Honesty In a Blog…?

Lately, I have been approached by various companies offering me the chance to “share” their product with you. However, the  was no product for me to try or use as a consumer. Sometimes companies even have had something I felt was not what SavyGreenSaver embodies. I personally turn down review offers respectfully quite often.  Recently, I wondered, how important  honesty is in a blog, Do readers really care if the blogger has held or used the product they are sharing?

Some blogs will post up anything that pays them a few bucks to share. Other blogs may do reviews on stuff  let’s be honest, CRAP that they know nothing about. Then bloggers proceed to say how wonderful the product is and how it will change someone’s life if they use it. This offends me and I am sure other legitimate blogs. I take what I share with you very seriously, if it’s about life, tips, kids, or a product review. The topic does not matter, everything that I say, do, write, is from the heart 200%.

NO price can be paid for my words, my page, or my advertising space that would convince me to do otherwise. Everything I post is with intention, sometimes that intention may grow outdated as this blog gets older but rest assured I always post with intention. It’s astounding the amount of people so money hungry that they are willing to sacrifice their reputation for a dollar. In today’s web of social media reputation is critical to sustainability and I would rather seek out longevity than instant gratification.

My advise:  when you realize that a blog or social outlet is being less than honest, please simply stop following and interacting with them. The higher the interaction they get the more they are shared with others, others who could be mislead. Adversely, when you experience a blog, company, social media outlet that is truthful even when it hurts and loves every one of it’s readers;  share, interact and continue to leave comments with them. Many dishonest blogs,companies and outlets are promoted by readers shares and even negative comments.

Know that I am not pointing out any certain companies or blogs but merely expressing a concern. There is not a single blog, or company that this post is targeted at and it’s purposes are solely for information only.

Have you read false information as a blogger or as a reader? What did you do? Please share your stories but DO NOT leave names this is not a place for slander. Thank you!

SireFly USB Charger Review

Technology is everywhere and the downfall is that every stinking device in the house needs to be charged to be used. The Nintendo DS, Kindles, Leap Pad, and of course the Phones. In our house the kids are always using the batteries on their devices rather quickly because of the games they like to play. Naturally this leads to the famous argument on who gets to use the car  charger for how long and when.

NOT ANY MORE…. Thanks to Sirefly I now have a duel charger that is even a bit sleek looking! It lights a pretty blue when its ready to be used and I can finally have two devices charging at the same time. Having two devices has not made one charge faster than the other and it honestly charges faster than my old car adapter charger ever did.

chargerTechy Specs:

Input: DC 12-24V
Output: DC 5V/4.2A (Each port delivers an impressive 2.1 amps of power)
Dimension: 6.8cm x 2.5cm x 2.5cm
Dual USB Ports: Charge any two 5V mobile devices at the same time.

The intelligent circuit protects devices against short-circuiting, over-heating, over-current, and over-charging.
Intelligently designed to stop charging when the battery is full.
Certified by RoHS, CE, and FCC.

12 month worry-free warranty

NOTE: This charger does not come with a USB cable

Disclaimer: I was provided monetary/product compensation or both in exchange for my review. Regardless, of compensation I only recommend products or services I would use personally and believe will be good or helpful for my readers.

Simply Earth Natural Foot Deodorizer Review

Living with boys is a stinky job, add the always hot sun of South Florida and forget it they sweat and smell everywhere, and the older they get the stinker they get. My oldest has the WORST and I mean really bad smelling, horribly offensive stinky feet.  At 12 years old this boy could start a small war with the smell of his shoes and feet. My 7 year old is trailing a close second, with some seriously stank shoes.Thankfully I was introduced recently to a company that has sought to solve the nuclear state of stench from my aromatically small yet potent little foot terrorists. Yes, I joke but I promise you it really IS that bad!

shoeMeet Simply Earth (formally Amare Terra) this company has created a gentle, natural spray that I can use on all the sandles, tennis shoes and stinky clodhoppers in my home. The product I received is a lemon mint scent that is revitalizing and fresh at the same time. Lastly every bottle you buy also provides one month of clean water for someone in need. <—-I LOVE TO SUPPORT PHILANTHROPIC COMPANIES!!!

Simply Earth Gives You:

  • An affordable spray bottle that starts just under $6 and gives back at the same time
  • All Natural Odor Eliminator – Safe for the Whole Family
  • Stink Free Guarantee. 100% satisfied or your money back.
  • We use proven science to eradicate the stench and keep your feet smelling fresh.
  • In a blind test, people chose us over the competition every time and our ingredients are all natural.
  • 2.5oz bottle – over 400 sprays!

Please be sure to check out Simply Earth online or on Amazon as they have proven to be a company that cares about it’s products, and people everywhere.

Disclaimer: I received the product mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I would use personally and believe will be good for my readers. This post may contain affiliate links.

Label Daddy Review

Recently I shared a post introducing you to Label Daddy and their back to school labels. Label Daddy has  some fantastic label options to choose from, including labels for your kids clothes, shoes or zippers.  I must warn you, there are many choices it can be hard to pick just one. Label Daddy has an additional selection of gift tags and other personalized items that are perfect for the Holidays (this year I know just where to get my gift tags and address labels).

When all was said and done, I chose the simple route and purchased some address labels then personalized them for each of my children by adding their names and our number instead of the address. I really needed something that was going to be small but easy to use and put on most everything including their school supplies.  I enjoyed personalizing different types of labels and I love how versatile the labels are and how well they sick to almost any surface.

What I chose was simple yet met my needs well and there were 100 in each pack so it should last a while.

IMG_20150908_104822300So far I have used our labels on school supplies, inside of hats, sports water bottles, camping gear and on their electronic devices. The labels are washable, dishwasher safe and easy to peel and stick wherever you want them. I don’t know about you but how many times have you written on your kids stuff only to have it come off eventually? It gets old for sure. I am happy to have something I don’t have to make sure is still there later.


How it works:preview

  • Head over to Label, then select the type of label or label pack you want.
  • Choose your Design: Disney, NBA, Marvel, NHL, MLB or Basic (sorry no football yet, I was bummed too)
  • Select your opinion choice
  • Personalize your label with the name, etc.
  • Preview (when available)
  • Enter your 20% off Code: USFAMILY20
  • Then submit your order 😀


Let me know what you think, would you use these? Where would you use them and would you gift them?


Disclaimer: I was provided monetary/product compensation or both in exchange for my review. Regardless, of compensation I only recommend products or services I would use personally and believe will be good or helpful for my readers.

Chew Choo’s Teething Necklace Review

Teething necklaces are a new thing for me as I am about ready to have my 4th child. They were not widely used 7 years ago when my youngest was born and the ones that were around were not what I thought of as safe for my infant to use in their mouth. So when I had the opportunity to review Chew Choo’s Teething Necklaces by BabyPinch I was extremely curious to see if they would in fact be something I could see myself using with my baby girl due in November.

Baby Pinch is a wonderful little company (small businesses are awesome!) run by a Stay at home mom who  had a brilliant idea and ran with it! Be sure to check out all the wonderful and varied Teething necklaces and products online at and be sure to sign up for their Newsletter  so you can stay in the know.

Why choose Chew Choo’s?

The Choices and affordability: When compared with other jewelry these are a steal, plus there is almost a style for every mom! Just look…


100% Safe for babies: Eco-friendly food-grade FDA-approved silicone and free of  BPAs, Phthalates, cadmium, lead, latex or any other harmful toxins.

Baby shower gift idea: Stylish and comfortable to wear yet purposeful for baby perfect for the multitasking mom!

Sanitary:  Dishwasher safe and easy to clean by hand with soapy water and toothbrush and less likely to end up on the floor.

As someone who reuses what she can I was happy to have the resealable plastic case that is going to be a great Binky holder in the diaper bag. choo

First let me just start with how I love the color options that these come in. I seriously want one in every style, and boy to they have some cute style options.  I received the ‘Cutie Pie’ necklace and it truly is just that, CUTE. Every necklace is made from silicone but they look like a real accessory from afar, and even up close they still look like nice beads. It’s only when you touch the beads do you know they are soft and perfect for baby to suck on.


I love the quality on these. I have peace of mind after thoroughly looking the Chew Choo’s Necklace over that it is completely safe for me to use with my daughter. What a great way to accessorize and not have to worry about baby. As a mommy who plans to nurse for a good while and will be baby wearing as I run around with my older boys I am excited to have had the chance to come across this great product that I hope will be around for many babies and mommies to come.

Worry not I will update you soon as baby has a chance to try these too! But I sure am excited for her.. aren’t you?

Disclaimer: I received the product mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I would use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Paw Choice Naturals Shampoo Review

I have had the opportunity to work with a product that smells like a fruit basket and makes your dog smell great. It’s a Dry Shampoo with Mango and Pomegranate Scent that requires no rinsing for your pup from Paw Choice.IMG_20150828_130549481

I have a 15 year old dog that really can start stinking because of her age and even though I bath her at least once a week, she usually has a funk (she loves rolling in the dirt and grass still).

This Dry shampoo is a easy way to keep her smelling clean and fresh and feeling soft without agitating her already sensitive old skin.

I love that thisIMG_20150828_130203932 shampoo can be used for all pups because of the natural ingredients that are in it, and my hands even smell and feel great after using it.

There is no measuring or sorting out how much to use, just pump and rub the foam into their coat in within a few minutes they are dry and smell wonderful

IMG_20150828_125943023[1]I like using Paw Choice Naturals Because:
– Requires No Water or Rinsing
– Cleans Skin and Coat, Removes Odor
– Fresh Mango and Pomegranate Scent
– Mild, Natural Coconut Derived Formula
– For All Fur Types and Sensitive Skin

A very close friend fosters puppies and a bath isn’t always convenient or an option, and when she gets them they get baths but quickly start smelling again. We used Paw Choice on her foster puppy who was a black lab, her long hair wiener and her short hair dog. It was so easy to get all three dogs smelling and feeling clean in less time that it KINDLE_CAMERA_1436028064000takes to clean one dog.

Be sure to check out Paw Choice and see for yourself their great line of products on and connect with them on Facebook



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Clean Out Your Kids Closet There’s $$ in There!

I absolutely love, love, love  ThreadUp WHY? When you share Threadup with a friend you can give your friend $20 and you get $20 when they use their $20! But now I get to make some money on the clothes my kids have outgrown!

You know you have clothes with the tags still on them that you never used on your kids or that they grew out of before you finished putting it on them so why not make a little money on them or better yet turn it in for something they CAN wear! Just think of the money you can save on Christmas clothes! :) Saving and making money makes me just giddy!

Check out the deal (below) I snagged for $1.44!  The back of the package said, “gently loved” then inside the package was the clothing set I ordered wrapped in tissue with the word, “enjoy” written on it! It’s silly but I do feel loved by this hand touch!

In addition, I also received a, “clean out” envelope with a mailer bag inside. A bag I get to use to send in my gently used clothes to receive cash in! Best of all I did not have to pay the $4.99 bag deposit (that gets returned when your bag ships back). So not only did I score a great outfit for under $2 but now I get to make money! YEY!

Browse ThreadUp and if you don’t see any items in the size your looking for yet, check back because their stock is ever changing as new clothes are sent in daily!

Now you can even get Women’s Clothing Shoes and Accessories on ThreadUp, so get your closets clean and snag some fabulous new clothes.

Happy Shopping!

Disclaimer: this post is merely for sharing purposes I am not working with ThreadUp or getting compensated by them in any way for this post. This post does contain a referral link.

Smart Weigh Review

For several years I have used a run down old scale to weigh myself that has the old dial and is off by 2lbs or so. It works but its  so hard to read exactly what my weight is and now that I am pregnant and watching more closely how fast I put the pounds on its even harder to read.

That is before I found this amazing scale from Smart Weigh. First things first it comes with a 2 year warrenty and 4 AAA batteries are included (in this house that is a big thing because everything takes batteries here)! This scale can remember up to eight different users all just by stepping on it , no programming needed. My son who weighs 65lbs right now can step on the scale and the next time he steps on it will show him is old weight and his new weight on the easy to read digital screen.


The scale blinks blue three times while its reading your weight and then shows you in green what your weight is. It will light up in red if you gained weight. In the bottom left hand of the screen it shows your assigned user number and -lbs lost number in the center. I am U1 my son is U2 my older son is U3 and dad is U4 and it really does a great job of knowing just by stepping on our difference in weight.

As I already mentioned for my pregnancy this is a great thing, I tend to fluctuate my weight all the time. Now I can see how many lbs I am fluctuating exactly instead of guessing and I don’t have to try and remember what my weight was when I last used it, thank goodness because I have enough things to remember.

If your looking for a new scale I would highly recommend this one its beautiful, lightweight, and easy to work and read.  Be sure to check it out on amazon and save it in your wishlist for later!

 Disclaimer: I received the product mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. This post contains affiliate links.

Sail Away with Bluefoot Pirate Adventures

There is never a shortage of fun family things to do here in Florida and one that looks incredibly fun is to take a ride on a Pirate Ship with the whole gang. That is Just what you can do with Bluefoot Pirate Adventures. So what is it? Well it’s a fun cruise where the those who are on board can experience Pirate Life and all it’s Plunder.

Bluefoot Pirate Family Adventures is located right here in South Florida in Fort Lauderdale.

Come on a Bluefoot Pirate Family Adventures voyage as we take everyone into a world of treasure hunts and battles on the high seas!

Special Discount Tuesdays & Thursdays!

Buy one ticket get a 2nd Ticket at 50% off! Offer Not Valid on Holidays.