Sassy and Shabby

For the love of all things Vintage

Friday, March 11, 2016


Salads seem pretty basic -right?!?!? WRONG!!! Salads don't have to be boring!!! Below are some salads I have made over time (most within the past week). 

SOUTHWEST PEPPER JACK SALAD with a homemade Avocado Dressing 
(the recipe can be found on my Pinterest Board)

A nice fresh salad with strawberries, unsweetened coconut chips, and a handful of sea salt melba toast crackers crunched up for well, THE CRUNCH!! Topped lightly with a balsamic vinagrette

BOTH these salads were made with the same greens (organic baby spring mix from Target AND on clearance for $1.99)

Below I added 1 roma tomato (my tom of choice), 2 strips of turkey bacon (I cook the lb ahead of time and freeze and pull out the slices as needed - that way they are always ready for me) and topped with @TraderJoes Cilantro dressing. BOTH took under 5 minutes to make and were PERFECT!! Flavorful, filling and GOOD FOR YOU!!!
Do YOU do SALADS?!??!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

THRIFTY TUESDAY.....Thrift Store Finds

I NEED Thrifters Anonymous!!! It's like a SICKNESS!! I go every time I go to the gym...I'm working the thrift stores like it's a FULL TIME JOB!!!

@TARGET earlier in the morning I spotted this cute romper....It was CUTE enough to make me walk back and take a pic!

I guess #rompers stayed on my mind BECAUSE later at the thrift I picked up this cutie (on the top)!!!! I paid .99  - TRUE STORY!! Even IF I only wore it to bed it's a win!!! 

 I've also noticed I buy in color themes!!! Coral and blue were the mains!! 

For Easter this year we are wearing corals....I already have a dress (but it's sleeveless and midwest March Easter SO chances are I will need a jacket!!). The top left Jacket is originally from Chico's..LOVE the color, the shimmer, it's labeled a size 3 (which is XL 16/18) BUT I think whoever sent it to the thrift washed and dried it and it shrunk a bit! WIN for me!
 The other ay at Goodwill I scored this #Coach purse (for my bestie) and see those canvas gym shoes in the background?!?!? (they are Coach too). S C O R E!!!

Do YOU thrift?!?! What store is your fave? BEST THRIFT FIND?!?!

Thursday, March 3, 2016


The 5th (YEP 5th ) time was the CHARM!!!
I am ga-ga over my new kitchen curtain!!!! The colors are GLORIOUS!!! (I've always done the Robins Egg Blue BUT I am finding I am drawn to pink - which is a BIG shocker for anyone who knows me...and kitchen is accents of yellow and pink). 

The photo below was right after we moved in (I was actually taking pics of my new highlights BUT look way in the background at the window). Those were the cafe curtains from my last house (I LOVE them BUT they no longer make them so I couldn't add to them...see how they were peek-a-boo curtains?!?!)

Then there was a vintage curtain...and that was too skinny and too long (and since I have 4 panels I didn't want to go slicing one up, because someday I may need a set of 4). SO then I had the idea to use a vintage tablecloth.....It was for a card table and again too narrow
(this window has been the BIGGEST PITA to's taller and narrower than a standard window AND it's right above the sink so the length has to be just right). 

ENTER the dream....first I bought the napkins to this pattern thinking I could put them together to make 2 cute lil panels....the pack of 4 wasn't enough AND when I went back to grab another they were GONE! SO I bought the tablecloth instead!!! Knowing I could trim and heatbond it to the right size (because I don't know how to sew). Moving during the winter is AWFUL (not only the ACTUAL moving in that frigid weather) BUT the fact that my garage is a storage and I can't find a thing!) I have countless packs of these clippy O-rings (I pick them up whenever I see them at the thrift because I know I can always use them and they're expensive in the store). SO I made due with the 3 rings I had (it looks like a total make-shift job...I can only imagine what the neighbors think).

I popped in my fave thrift last week (I didn't even grab a cart because I am trying to stay away from the thrift stores - I have spent crazy cash there lately). I found an UNOPENED pack of (mini) goldtone clip rings (these are legit older - made in the good 'ol USA). NOW I can finally gather and clip the curtain as I saw it in my mind the ENTIRE time!!!

I folded the top over and clipped (I see where I got a lil crazy...this was a 2 person job and my daughter was O V E R it!!). No matter - I LOVE it!!! It's an @aprilcornell table cloth.
What was YOUR solution for a troublesome window?!??!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016


WOW! It has been a whole week since I posted! I'm wondering if I should continue this lil blog of mine....I sometimes feel like there isn't an "audience" and honestly I can spend HOURS getting sucked into cyber-land. I am trying to make my time count....SO if you don't see any posts from me you'll know why.....OR if there's something that I've done that your particularly liked and want to see more lemme know! For today we will get on with WIWW linking up with The Pleated Poppy

I got my new Judith Ripka bracelet I have been COVETING since BEFORE Christmas!!!

The multi stones will go with ER'thing!!!

SCARF - Chico's
JEGGINGS - Wal-mart
BARE FEET - Courtesy of the pedi of the night

FRIDAY -Spelling Bee @ my Son's School
VEST - Thrifted
SCARF - Chico's
JEGGINGS - Walmart
*** There's @judithripka bracelet ***

A 54 degree Saturday started like this....Enjoying the sun, trying to soak up the vitamin D

Then a txt from my BFF asking to meet for coffee and couponing had me like....Lemme get my clothes on in hurry....
 What I threw on in a hurry (like got ready in under 5 minutes hurry)
LACE HEADBAND - Burlington Coat Factory (MORE than just great coats)
FRINGE PURSE - Maurices on MAJOR clearance!!!
LEOPARD JEGGINGS - Target 2 years ago

Off to see what YOU wore!!! 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016


.....Outfits from the past week, GREAT accountability for the days I just wanna stay in yogas and a t-shirt!!! BUT apparently according to my kids I'm not "dressed" if I don't have accessories or jewelry on! In the words of my daughter yesterday "you aren't don't have on a scarf and a necklace OR a scarf OR necklace". That makes me laugh out loud!!!

Just a day at home....I was FREEZING so I popped the leopard jacket (it has a nice soft minky-dot like lining) over and viola! It's an instant outfit! (I personally think the jacket is OVERSIZED like too big oversized so I only wear it at home).
 What I'm wearing:
Leopard Jacket - Chico's
Turtleneck - Kohls
Leggings - CVS

SO it was GORG Saturday here in Illinois SO we wanted to be anywhere BUT inside! Good day for a road was between Galena and Madison....while we ere out at brunch the kids decided the Madison Zoo....UM I was a lil overdressed for the zoo BUT ok!!

 What I'm wearing:
Statement Necklace - Walmart
Sweater - Maurices
Belt - Chico's
Leggings - Walmart
Booties - Toms

After the zoo we stopped at Trader Joes - HOLY COW was that place PACKED!!! (we're about an hour and a half either way from a TJ's SO when in Rome...). Got my flowers, 3 buck chuck and Carnita meat (the kids RAVE over this meat).

SUNDAY we went to Church....
 What I'm wearing:
Scarf - Chico's
Cardi - Chico's
Tank - Chico's
Velvet Leggings - Chico's
Boots - Madden Girl
(apparently my entire outfit was Chico's....just shoulda said that).

 I am LOVING wearing a buncha rings lately....In high school I liked at least 3 on each hand....the last few years - one on each I'm back to layering them on!!!
Left (facing you) - Pointer Finger - Vintage from the Antique Mall
                               Middle - Two-tone gold thick band (which is what I LOVED) and actually from                                  the mens section at TJMAXX about 8 years ago
Right (facing you) - Middle Finger - Target
                                 Ring Finger - Gifted

AH, the requited gym wear photo!!
 What I'm wearing:
Terry Tunic - Old Navy via the thrift
Tank - Walmart
Leggings - Aero
Gym Shoes - Nike via Ross
(and yep, my gym shoes coordinate my ensemble on purpose!)

Tuesday (THIS was the day my kids told me I was not dressed up because I had no accessories)
(honestly my big ol' Texas size rack of necklaces is still packed..I need some ambition to finish un-packing - a task I LOATHE). 
What I'm wearing:
Vest - Shop n Swap event
Turtleneck - Chico's
Jeggings - Walmart

Linking up with the Pleated Poppy to see how you all styled yourselves! Saw something you love, read something you can relate too?!?! Leave me a comment!

Monday, February 22, 2016


I liked that @Milani nail polish SO MUCH last week that I decided to keep the color this week!! 

(remember it from last week?!?!)

SO this week I just did a french tip in the #MintCrush

Nice and springy! To match the weather we had Saturday!!! What color are you WEARING?!?!?

Saturday, February 20, 2016

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

Mani Monday #milani Mint Crush and a bow

Said BYE to Valentine's Decor

Hit the thrift stores like a FIEND....I really think I have a addiction....I had 2 trunk fulls like this in the course of one week...

Snow Sunday and Monday so I got to sport my NEW boots

Got all #joannagaines and worked on a few flea market projects....This drill is my guys....I think I NEED one of my own! I wanna drill holes in ER'thing

Made these candle sticks (one of my thrift scores from this week) talked about the how-to Thursday

Put this lil cutie together for my laundry room (my daughter feels like an episode of extreme couponing BECAUSE we have several laundry soaps and 3 packs of paper towels). At least now they can be organized AND pretty!!!

Hit the gym Friday....above mentioned snow - G O N E!!! It was sunny and the Midwest 50's means crops (and several people had on sandals today)

Did a lil #extremecouponing ....CVS bribed me with a $6.00 coupon

Working on this....

What have YOU been up to this week??!?!