Sassy and Shabby

For the love of all things Vintage

Saturday, October 18, 2014

A DAY IN THE LIFE.....CATCH UP for 4 weeks

Pics via my iphone for the last FOUR weeks - what?!?!?! That's an entire month!!! 

Shop and Swap...got these chairs - I'm going to paint them...white or Robins egg blue?!?!?! Weigh in via the comment section 

Every time I leave shop n swap with a full trunk (I also took 3 bags of clothes and a box of toys to donate)....stay tuned for a THRIFTY TUESDAY post with all the goodies

Subway's flatizza's...SO good! Have you tried one yet?!?! I always get the italian...

PERFECT fall day picnic

Acorns

Autumn banner....comprised of MANY elements...wooden beaded garland, vintage shiny brites christmas garland, tissue paper tassels and glitter letters....

Swapped out wall decor for something more seasonal....

Have been moving some furniture around....

Lunch with MY gurls!!! 

 WHAT?!?!?! Bath and Body has CHICAGO candles?!??! Momma NEEDS one...but 22.00 is a tad expensive

FAB chandelier at ON THE BORDER....

GLORIOUS sunset down the country road....

These 2 pics were literally taken within 2 minutes of each other...look how DIFFERENT the sky became in the short time

 Why not put my sons shirt on the dog?!?!? This is what we do on a friday night - how about you?!?!?!

BLAH BLAH BLAH....The count is back for the season....apparently there are 3 box styles BUT I can only find this same one at every store I go to







CHEERS to a GREAT month!!!

Friday, October 17, 2014

FOODIE FRIDAY...HOMEMADE Potato Soup

So every week over the summer I received a produce box fromAngelic Organics (If you've been here in foodie friday before you know what I'm talking about) there for a few weeks there were potatoes (like a 3lb bag) in every box...I cooked some, I grilled some, I gave some away and still have a bunch! I decided to make homemade potato soup...the recipe below is an amalgamation of several recipes I found on-line. 
I started by washing and peeling my potatoes...

I used some bacon grease and garlic herb butter to sautee garlic cloves, onions (I only halve them because my son HATES onions and this way I still get the flavor and they're easy to pick out :) )and thyme...


Once those were browned I added some chicken broth and flour to make a rue...
(every time I look at this pic all I see is boobs)

I poured the rue, the remainder of the chicken broth and water into the crockpot...added my roughly chopped potatoes, the onion halves....

Salt and pepper to taste and celery stalks....
 Once the potatoes were soft enough to stick a fork thru I scooped some out and let them cool...once cool I added them and some broth to the blender....

I then spooned the mixture BACK into the crockpot...I wanted you to see how pasty the potatoes looked after being blended....

I cooked on low for several hours....added bacon into about an hour before serving...

And VIOLA!!! There you have it - homemade potato soup!! This recipe contains no heavy cream and very little milk...I got my creamy texture simply by blending some of the potatoes (a hint from ONE of the many recipes I looked at. I wanted to be able to use what I had on hand and heavy cream wasn't one of the items).
I had hoped the produce boxes would have gotten me step outside my box and try new things...I have made 2 HOMEMADE from scratch item since I got the box, tried cabbage rolls (which were a HIT) had pico de gallo lots and while it's A LOT of work to wash, clean and prepare the veggies that come at ya all at once it was something I'd recommend again!!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

TRY IT THURSDAY...PAINTED ACORNS

Last year I saw painted acorns and couldn't WAIT to make my own....the only problem was I NEVER found any A-corns last fall....


This year I found MANY one day while picnicing....I felt like a squirrel 


 As soon as I got hI washed them....let them dry in the sun....and spray painted them the next day (I tried hand painting them but have ZERO patience for that)....

....Once the paint was dry I started matching the tops up to the newly painted bottoms and super glued them together (because OF COURSE you must take the tops off before painting them)

And as I had about 1/10 of the tops glued on while digging thru the pile I found THIS....

I figured it was just ONE wayward creature and no need to worry....UNTIL there were several on the tray in which I placed my newly painted happy A-corns....
 SO into the oven they went...painted, tops glued on and all BECAUSE every time I found one of those lil worms I SCREAMED....and then the kids would scream for me to stop screaming...SO I baked them for an hourish at 200 degrees watching them VERY carefully (after all they were already painted AND had super glue on them - didn't wanna set the house on fire)

(there were dried worms - which may be a delicacy to some. Sorry worms RIP). I placed my worm free acorns on the tray with my squash and STILL felt disappointed....the tray was large and empty (I KNEW I still had more acorns to glue together BUT it just wasn't working for me)

So it was a nice fall day....took some glitter and glue and whatever kinda squash these are (I KNOW, the HORROR of wasting good food by glittering it....truth be told I NEVER would've eaten them and they came in my produce box SEVERAL weeks in a row)

T.Swizz style I shook them off, shook them off....and let them dry...

Added some spanish moss and a black crow and VIOLA!!! Momma's happy as a clam!! 
 Everyone I've told this story too says they would've just thrown the A-corns away....I waited too long, spent too much time and I'm NOT a quitter SO kids the  moral of the story is PERSEVERE!!!

A few squirrels were fed in the making of these nuts (I had a few piles outside to paint and when I came back out they were GONE). And the ORIGINAL link for this idea can be found here http://retroranchrenovation.blogspot.com/2013/10/diy-painted-acorns.html

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

WHAT I WORE WEDNESDAY

Linking up with the Pleated Poppy http://thepleatedpoppy.com/category/what-i-wore/ for What I Wore Wednesday WIWW....

SATURDAY
What I'm wearing:
Jacket - Chico's
Turtleneck - Chico's
Distressed Boyfriend Jean - Chico's
Booties - Toms
(EVERY time I wear these booties I get compliments - I heart them because they are the perfect neutral AND I can wear them or 11 hours and my feet are good)

***I TRY to do casual BUT I think it's an epic fail!!! I just don't feel as comfy in a sweatshirt as I do in a jacket or even a plain t-shirt...and notice my version of casual STILL involves a big 'ol chunky pearl necklace)
What I'm wearing:
Necklace - theSassyPearl
Sweatshirt - Aero (ps my daughter has informed me it is WRONG to shop where she shops)
Same jeans as above
Pink Converse All stars 

 What I'm wearing:
T-Neck Sweater - Chico's
Necklace - Chico's
Watch - Michael Kors
Vest - Chico's
Jeans - same as other two pics
Booties - Tom's
(for some reason I've never liked wearing white or cream shirts....whatcha think?!?!? Light neutrals or dark neutrals?!?!?)

What I'm wearing:
STATEMENT Necklace - Walmart
Y'all THESE are the best kept secret at Walmart - for 10.00 you get ALL thiiiiissss.....RUN don't walk to your nearest wal-mart....every lil city has one!! 
Shirt - Chico's via the thrift
Leggings - Chico's
Boots - Madden Girl

Mmmmkay - off to see what YOU wore!! 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

TRY IT THURSDAY....Dollar Tree PUMPKIN TOPIARIES

EACH of these pumpkins were purchased for a dolla at Dollar Tree (I'm sure you could find a bag at a craft store for about the same if not less WITH a coupon - but I was in a hurry to get it done and happened to be at DT for other items). I used 2 wooden skewers (like you'd use to make kabobs) 


I simply pulled the faux stems outta the pumpkins (I did save these in case I need them for some other project down the roa