Sassy and Shabby

For the love of all things Vintage

Monday, January 16, 2017

MANI MONDAY....LA Colors SMOLDER #203

Are you like me?!?! I can't go into the +Dollar Tree and JUST buy what I went for (you know like lightbulbs, toilet paper in a pinch, great priced seasonal decor). I ALWAYS have to check out the cosmetic section (Sometimes there are GREAT finds there - +Milani Cosmetics is one of my FAVES, I've gotten Physicians Formula, Fergie, Elf) and nails...I get the majority of my synthetic nails from there...I saw this GORGEOUS color and figured for a dolla I had to give it a try! 


 It's LA Colors # 203 SMOLDER (don't you LOVE the name?!?!)

The way the light hits the polish affects what color the eye perceives....sometimes it looks like a really pretty rose gold and other times it almost has a mauve-y lilac hint to it...

                                            That glitter THOUGH!!! Don't you LOVE glitter?!?! 

RIP Big Ang
(came across this image while looking for the quote below...I loved Big Ang...her passing was so sad)
(there are two kinds of people in the world - the ones who LOVE glitter and the ones who LOATHE glitter). 





Do you ever pick up nail products from Dollar Tree?!?!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

ARM SAWG SUNDAY...On my wish list....MICHAEL KORS ACCESS SMART WATCH

While thumbing through a magazine over the holidays I spotted this GORGEOUS Michael Kors Access Unisex Digital Bradshaw Rose Gold Smart Watch.


PRETTY, CLASSY and has a fitness tracker - WHAT?!?! #winning for +Michael Kors

Now, I have yet to see this beauty in person BUT it has made my wish list! Compatible with ipohne and android, fitness tracking through google fitness (this would require a change for me as I use the fitbit app), notifications for calls and alerts....The LOOK has me sold, the changing fitness tracking devices on my smartphone - meh, the price - $350.00 has me in a "lemme think about it" pattern.

Does anyone out there have this watch? I'd love some reviews! YAY or NAY?!?!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

A DAY IN THE LIFE.....

....pics via my iphone from the past week.....

Wish list.....


This week started ME back to school....6P's (Prior Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance). Fabulous supplies make school a lil more fun!!

 Double Toil and Trouble....
(the kids joked about locking the cats away Friday the 13th so they wouldn't cross our paths and cause bad luck)

 Gorg vintage candleholder duo NOW a single....courtesy of the black devils above....

Worked on my vision board

My weight has been a STRUGGLE the past year a half...BUT I'm taking that bull by the horns and making changes....which means lotsa salad (and looking for ways to change it up so I don't get bored).

 Lost 2.2 pounds....I'll take that as a WIN!!! (if you want to follow my fitness journey visit my instagram http://abphy.com/user/fitgurlinthemaking007

 Snapshots of me from this past week...
 Wearing:
Chico's Blush sweater
Chico's infinity Scarf
Express grey V-neck sweater

I called this my "lawyering" look as I spent the majority of yesterday at the courthouse
 Jacket - Chico's
T-Neck Sweater - Metro
Pants - Seven
Boots - Sam & Libby for Target

Requited coffee shot! Really just showcasing my dark lip color - wet N wild is affordable, has GREAT choices, the scent and texture are good - This is wet N wild 522A Dark Wine...PERFECT color for this time of year!

PREVIEW of next weeks posts....


What did YOU do this week?!?!

Friday, January 13, 2017

FOODIE FRIDAY.....Chicken, Brown Rice and Veggies

Are you with me?!?! NEW YEAR, NEW ME!! That means meal prepping, healthy choices and no salt!! No salt means creative cooking (my go to choice of seasoning is garlic).

During one of my #meathauls I picked up a bunch of +JustBareChicken   - my FAVORITE to cook with and they were on sale for $4.99/package....a lil pricey BUT their mission "good food for more people" is one I can get behind! 

I added olive oil to my pan, waited until it was HOT and added the seasoned chicken breasts (I used garlic powder and adobo). Browned on both sides then turned low and added some water to cook slow and tender....
While my chicken cooked I made  brown rice in the rice cooker (I added to the fry pan JUST before serving to soak up all those good chicken juices and give a lil infusion of the remaining olive oil). The veggies shown are steam fresh frozen (if not fresh veggies I prefer the frozen as they are preserved with less chemicals) and were added to the pan after the chicken was done cooking - again to soak up the chicken juices that formed when cooking. I ENJOYED this meal - my son not as much! It's a PERFECT healthy balance. All opinions are my own - no compensation from the products listed - just my personal preference.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

ARM SAWG SUNDAY....SILPADA and GLITTER...OH MY!

The acronym for my ArmSwagSunday isn't the greatest (A S S ) hence the lack of the use of the said acronym. BUT I like showing off that arm real estate (when I remember to take a pic) and share with you guys! Remember Emily Maynard from The Bachelor (season 15) had the STACK of bracelets on her arm?!?!

(images - google)
I have pretty much been obsessed with an arm party since then!! In fact after her appearance it became the thing to do, magazines were doing features on arms of bracelets, that look was no longer just for the gypsies BUT for mainstream America! 

My feature this week is pretty demure all things considered BUT that's because I wanted to show off the delicate Silpada bracelet (the skinny one).
Ring - Flea Market Find - LOVE the mix of the pearls and the multi color stones
JCM Monogram Bling Bracelet - Meijer (Back in the day maybe 2012)
Rhinestone Tennis Bracelet - Silpada (has a unique sliding clasp....which I have tried with some other bracelets and the dangly portion was always getting in the way- this one is the PERFECT length).

Saturday, January 7, 2017

A DAY IN THE LIFE.....

Recap pics via my iphone form the past week.....

Making it my goal to increase my water intake...

Shopped Target's 90% off Christmas sale..picked up this SWEET #OHJOY! Salad Serving set for $1.99 - yep!!! It kinda fits into the fitness theme - right? Eating lotsa salad....beautiful salad service - how can I go wrong?!?!

Hit the gym! 

Twice this week (and then my car battery died so I've been home bound)

Tried a new recipe - DEELISH to me - the kids hated it! Spinach Parmesan Gnocchi


YEP!!! Down the hatch the water went!! 
 Did an at home facial mask....New Year makes me want to make everything fresh and new!!!

Wrote out a menu board for the week - stayed on course (except last night -made chicken instead of flatbreads - my body was craving protein)

What did the NEW Year week look like for YOU?!?!?

Friday, January 6, 2017

FOODIE FRIDAY....Guacamole Salsa TACOS and SALAD

If you like SPICE you'll LOVE this guacamole salsa! I usually buy Herdez Salsa Verde and saw this on the shelf next to it and figured I'd give it a try....BEST stuff EVER!!! Nice consistency - not too runny (can be used sparingly in a cheese quesadilla), dip for chips (perfect BUT crazy spicy) garnish on tacos OR as salad dressing (the newest way I tried it - see below for what I used). 

 This can probably be found in any retailer that sells ethnic foods - I found it once in Chicago in one of those fruit markets and recently I found it in Walmart.....

 For this meal I used the Salsa Guacamole to garnish my (EASY cheat-y) Chicken Tacos...Simply pick up a rotisserie chicken from the deli - shred your chicken, fill the tortillas and top with your favorites! Served with cilantro lime rice....

I am on this New Year New Me plan and that involves a LOT MORE veggies....so spinach is an EASY way to get my greens in! I thought how delish would the guac salsa be as a dressing?!?!? So I gave it a go and here is my salad....
The latest trick I have found in making a bomb-ass salad is to throw all the ingredients in a bowl (that can be covered) and shake it all together - gives that nice coating you get in the restaurants! For the above salad I used:

  • Baby Spinach
  • 1 Roma Tomatoe
  • 1 Pesto seasoned Chicken Breast (what I had on hand - was a smidge worried about the flavors clashing BUT it was delish)
  • REAL Bacon Pieces
  • Flax Seed Tortilla Chips (you know all those broken bottom of the bag ones that you usually throw away?!!? PERFECT for adding a lil crunch to your salad). 
  • Herdez Salsa Guacamole
  • Shredded Cheese
Throw it all in the above mentioned bowl, and shake it til you make it! These opinions are all my own....no royalties or requests from Herdez...just thought it's something SO GOOD and worth sharing!! (my parents are hooked). Lemme know if YOU try it and how you used it!