Sassy and Shabby

For the love of all things Vintage

Wednesday, August 31, 2016


Every time I write a blog post I question if I actually have any readers...the IDEA is to get a following...a tribe....people who are interested in the same things I we can bounce off each other (ideas, styles, venues, etc). SO if you're out there and reading this....don't be shy - leave a comment! I'd love to check out your blog!!

WIWW...I get less and less pics as my photographer gets busier and busier with her own social life! And the pics are do get at t he end of the day LOOK like an end of the day pic. SO bear with me...keeping me accountable....trying to get back into the full on dress and accessory look (was SO much easier when it was mandatory because I worked IN THAT FIELD....I do miss that portion of my job BUT most other things not that much). SO on to the head shot selfies and end of day pics.

THIS has become my FAVE saying!!! My bestie and I NEED this shirt - YASSSS QUEEN!!!

The next two are the requited bathroom selfies for any social media page!!
 What I'm wearing:
Sunnies - Betsy Johnson
Poncho - Chico's
Earrings - Walmart
 My Snooki hair!!!
Necklace - Gifted
Shirt - Macy's

SPEAKING OF Macy's....have you seen the Iris Apfel line there?!??! In case you are unfamiliar with her with she is recognized for her fashion sense (from her LARGE dark rimmed glasses to stacks and stacks of bracelets and necklaces- she was doing this BEFORE it was on trend....that's a REAL style icon). She's uber humble and just celebrated her 95th Birthday AND released a line for Macy's. Which strikes me as odd actually BECAUSE is a recent interview she mentioned "nobody is original anymore" she may have a point there...and the irony is we THINK we're all different! BUT she is contributing to the status quo with her for thought...I mean I still LOVE her!

While @macys homecoming dress shopping for my daughter my son chooses this dress for me - so EN POINT!!! I love my lil mister!

 What I'm wearing:
Headband - Target
Sunnies - Chico's
Top - Thrifted

 What I'm wearing:
Sunnies - Chico's
Vest - Thrifted
Top - Garage Sale
Pants - Thrifted
Shoes -Kenneth Cole NEW via the thrift (BUT NOT MEANT for running all over campus)

THIS is as good as it gets by the end of an 80 degree day in a sweltering gym!!!

You MAY have caught it BIG ANNOUNCEMENT is I am going back to school!! Not a big deal to some....BUT it's been 20 years since I've been in school - TRUE STORY!!! I've always tried to go back but either the timing wasn't good, I couldn't afford it, the biggest one - I was SCARED. What "they" say is true - the older you get the less you care what people think...and I feel like I am finally at that point (like who cares if I'm the Rodney Dangerfield of my college?!??! Well my daughter cares - she has already told me she will NOT support me playing any sports {total joke - I am by no means athletic}). SO when going back to school OF COURSE I need a flashy bag!!! And to be myself!!
I'm really enjoying school (so far)....I'll keep y'all posted! I think at this stage in my life (and the experiences I've had) have helped prepare me for SUCCESS!!!
Ok, linking up with The Pleated Poppy  to see what you all wore!!!

Sunday, July 31, 2016


Haven't done an ARM SWAG SUNDAY post in FOREVER!!!! 

Bracelets - Lane Bryant (last year)
Silver Flower Ring - Antique Mall
Turquoise Ring - HSN 2001

Aqua Studded Bracelet, Taupe Braided and Beaded One - Torrid
MOP Peace Sign - Walmart
Name Bracelet - Clearwater Florida Docks

Saturday, July 30, 2016


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

Making some summer flip-flops

Christmas in July Pasta

Work Work Work Work Work

My besties cat had kittens...

Birthday Celebration dinner with my FAVORITE date

My daughter rescued 3 frogs that fell down the window well...HE was the most beautiful one of all

Picked up this beauty at a garage sale....will make a FAB display piece for my booth and maybe later a very chic pendant for a work room

Been elbow deep in glitter....there's NO filter in this pic - love how the glitter S*P*A*R*K*L*E*S*

Birthday gifts from my bestie!

Red Velvet Cupcakes at midnight...courtesy of my kids!! 

Trying THIS #browndrink @starbucks (I can cross it off my summer bucket list now)

CHEERS with a free Birthday (#browndrink) Drink
 What have YOU been up to?!??!!

Friday, July 29, 2016

FOODIE FRIDAY....Good Table Parmesan Herb Mix

I have a few of those coupon money saving apps on my phone and "Good Table" Parmesan & Herb was a suggestion (and a reimbursed coupon when purchased). Do you guys remember the kit by Kraft from a few years ago?!?!
They were the BOMB Diggity!! And I can't find them anywhere anymore....

So when i saw this I was hoping it was similar....

(you see that?!?!? I am an EXTREME Couponer even for meat!!! Target is AWESOME for marking down their meat BUT you have to get there early...and Gold N Plump is my FAVE brand of chicken).

The kit comes with the herb mixture, a ranch-mayo like mixture and the bread crumbs

Mix the herbs and bread crumbs on a "shallow plate"

Coat chicken in ranch, drudge through crumb mixture and bake according to directions

The chicken was MOIST, flavorful and the perfect accompaniment for salad and a SMALL serving of rice!
Have YOU tried anything new that I should try?!??! Buen provecho!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

A DAY IN THE LIFE..... via my iphone from the past week.....

IDK about you BUT I take almost ALL my pics with my iphone (just because I always have it with me). I bought a nice camera earlier this year and have done myself a TOTAL disservice NOT figuring out how to use it. Maybe that'll be on my summer bucket list....

Picked this off the curb (For a FAB future project)

Speaking of projects....SO EASY, not sure what the hold up was - come back next week to see WHAT I'm talking about!

Coconut Cream Pie HOMEMADE Iced Coffee (trying to save the cash and the calories)

Summer nights SHOULD be spent on the ball field (and YEP, that 10 is the WIN for us!!!)

Gorgeous evening on the patio working....

They may not have won the Championship (MAYBE it's because our 11yo were playing almost 16yo) BUT the boys gave it their all, played as a team and GREW their skills throughout the season!
2nd Place

Made tye-dyed t-shirts at the Block Party - WHO KNEW the swirl was SO EASY?!?!?! I wanna tye-dye ER'THING!!

Celebrated #nationalicecreamday with some @Culvers Sunday. 

The take home for the rest of the fam didn't fair as well....

Some finished statement  pieces for the collection debuting August 13th (GET YOURS TODAY by leaving a comment and which piece). Made with vintage religious regalia, beads, swarovski beads, mixed metals and vintage pieces!

Mary Mary quite contrary how dies your garden grow?!??! Those are Hungarian Wax Peppers and tomatoes in my drawer planter (one day I'll share the EPIC fail with y'all).

What did YOU do this week!?!?!? Any fun home decor projects out there?!?!

Friday, July 22, 2016


In the summer I want QUICK easy HEALTHY meals for my family and I. I planned all winter how I would be a MASTER veggie grower this summer (EPIC fail). BUT my basil is growing (the lil bit I can harvest in between the japanese beetles having a feast with it). 

My daughter was in the mood for Italian Sausage (I PREFER Johnsonville). So I got out the electric skillet and got to work!!!

Cook your sausages (remove from heat when cooked BUT DO NOT DRAIN the drippings)
Add 1 3/4 cup of water (for al dente pasta)
Add a box of rigatoni (you can use ANY pasta you want just not sure about to water:pasta ratio)
Cook for about 15 minutes covered - check on your pasta - if at desired texture turn to low, add sausage back in and add sliced peppers (I have sweet red and yellow and some left over green)

Again, cook until the peppers are your desired texture. 

VIOLA!!! Pop it on a plate, top with grated parmesan, red pepper flakes and fresh basil! 

Thursday, July 21, 2016


WE ALL KNOW any good project starts with RESEARCH!!! (I have totally been reflecting lately on how much childhood PREPARES you for lotsa ways. We always thought those teachers were just being pesky making us research BUT it's a REAL life skill people!!! More on this another day). I combed #pinterest to see what I could find in the way of a #baseballt-shirt since this was my sons first year playing. I found a TON of FAB ideas (but wasn't ready to commit to a monogrammed tee or anything until I knew my son was sticking with it...I just wanted a lil something something to show my support - albeit LATE in the season aka the last 2 playoff games BUT better late than never right?!?!? And now I can cross something off my summer bucket list!!). 
HERE is the finished product...uber easy....

Get yo'self the following :
White T-shirt (mine was from Michaels)
Red Craft Paint
Baseball printed ribbon (optional)
Wax paper and a paint brush

(I did NOT wash my shirt first, I did not get fabric paint AND at the last minute I decided to cut off the sleeves)

Slide the wax paper inside the shirt (to prevent the paint from bleeding through)
Make an angled line (like above)
Along the line make those birds you made on your drawings as kids (to resemble the thread of the baseball)

Repeat on the bottom corner as well (I don't recommend doing the lines along the sides of the shirt or else it may not be as flattering as you would hope and may accentuate your belly if ya have one like I do).
I cut the ribbon (once I ran through the shoulder of the shirt and tied a faux ribbon to make sure the length was good), cut, tied, slid over my head and was on my way to a WINNING game!!!