Sassy and Shabby

For the love of all things Vintage

Tuesday, December 6, 2016


I have an affinity for collecting THINGS!! And it's funny, when I'm thrifting I seem to choose items that go together...not intentionally, but probably self consciously. When you collect what you love, it all works together. Take my table setting below for example, 95% of what you see is thrifted...and that other 5% the items were less than $5.00. 

This year I wanted a black and white buffalo check theme (harder to find than you might think...the place I had the most success was Homegoods)

 Runner - Thrifted last year AFTER seeing Love the Coopers....I adore Diane Keatons style and thought I could use this as a sash (I never did that BUT thankfully I held onto it)
Placemats - Thrifted last month @ Salvation Army
Chargers - Michaels - June 2016 - they were clearanced to 70% off so I think I paid around $9.00 for 12
(it does mean you have to store it and remember WHERE you put it BUT it saves SO much money)
Plates - Picked up at various thrifts over the years - when you do white it can always be mixed and matched
My entire Centerpiece is various thrifted finds....I had planned to only do black and white BUT my kitchen theme is a candy colored christmas SO I added the pops of green and LOVED it. This year I layered, layered and when I thought I was done - added another layer!!

These gold glitter coasters were .75 for a pack of 12 at walmart a couple years ago after New YEars Eve...I picked them up because they were gold and GLITTER!!! The 6 pack of napkin rings were $2.00 at Marshalls and as I mentioned the place mats were thrifted and .69 / each
I'd LOVE to see your table decor for the holidays!!! Getting inspiration from fellow bloggers is always fun!! Leave me a comment with your link so I can see how you decorate!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016


I KNOW it's not just me...every year people get Christmas crazed earlier and earlier! (I mean I do get the prepping BUT putting up the tree? Don't hate blog world BUT that's too early). I seem to have misplaced my bins of Turkey tureens and candle holders BUT that isn't stopping this momma from remembering to be #thankful. These are the Thanksgiving touches that can be spotted around my home this season...

I am digging navy and orange together!! And the texture of terracotta....

I added a real pumpkin stem to the faux...

 Picked these Devonshire Johnson Bros plates up at the thrift over the summer knowing how PERFECT they'd be come Thanksgiving season!

Which are displayed in my hutch....I had a difficult time getting a picture of this area....

Did you decorate for Thanksgiving this year? Taking a poll....what color theme are you going with this Christmas season? I've always done the fun funky turquoise, lime green and pink....this year I am thinking something a lil more sophisticated....maybe gold, black and leopard?

Saturday, November 12, 2016


.....Snapshots via my iphone from the past FEW weeks....

Sweet baby kitten

and her sister....

While Trick R' Treating in Chicago people went ALL OUT for the Cubs (how about that World Series WIN?!?!?)

The Skullydog was wearing a Cubs jersey and carrying the "W" flag

The kids and their pets!!!

If you've been following me on instagram you know I'm trying to get fit!! Drinking a gallon of water a day is H A R D!!!

Have you tried the NEW Carmelized Banana Chocolate oatmeal from @Starbucks?!?! It is DEVINE!!!

While in the city visiting my peeps we decided to food prep! (see yesterdays post for the 6 P's)

We are having the MOST AMAZING fall here in the Midwest! This pic was from Rock Cut State Park this past Sunday...sunny and 66!

While visiting my chica's I was reminded how much I LOVE I came home and went thru my stuff and realized I have a BRAND NEW Smashbook (good thing since I have been informed they are no longer in business - WHAT?!?!?!).

This is a PERFECT example of WHY I don't clean!!! I was wiping down my crystal glasses and apparently with mighty force! It broke in my hand!

I KNOW I want some Cubbies gear to commemorate the BIG WIN...this zip up jacket is the WINNER so far!

Walked a mile the other day....not much but a START 

What have YOU been up to?!?! 

Friday, November 11, 2016


Have you heard of the 6Ps? Prior Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance. SO TRUE!!! Especially when trying to get fit. It's SO IMPORTANT to have the healthy foods on hand to AVOID temptation. BUT this requires planning and preparation! 

Here's the labor of love form my last shopping trip. (this took all of an hour and a half BECAUSE my pantry and fridge were bare AND I believe in looking for the best deals....if you notice there are several orange labels - these are items that need to be frozen or consumed in the next couple days / weeks). 

@justbarechicken is my FAVORITE's expensive (but as the old adage reads "you get what you pay for". If you are a smart shopper and price compare between ads you can save some money. These packages of chicken were from my local grocer (small chain) and on sale for $4.88/pack. At Meijer they were retailing for $ sometimes it pays to shop small.

From the above items I made the below meals...Italian chicken with zucchini and rice, stuffed peppers and rice, chili and egg quiche cups for breakfasts on the go. These meals had many of the same ingredients (peppers, corn, rice, turkey and beef) so it was easy to prepare DELISH preservative free meals with just a lil creativity between the meals.

Do YOU have a go-to healthy meal that you prep for the week? I'd LOVE to hear about it and gove it a try!!

Monday, November 7, 2016

MANI MONDAY.....Neutrals and GLITTER

Once a week I do my nails and toes....I believe it's important to keep up with that kinda girly stuff!!

This weeks mani is a neutral nail with a glitter tip (and a hint of yellow mixed in with the glitter)

I like to mix different elements when I do my mani's (last week I did some faux nails with my own) This week the entire mani is faux and FAST!!! I kinda heart the glue on nails (and since I change my nails er'week there is barely an outgrowth).

This picture (clutching my night time lifeline to binge watch Netflix) is showcasing how the nails look upon applying them straight outta the package (notice the last 3 are uber make them appear more "natural" I file them down to my nails length (as you can see on the pointer finger)

Here is another picture demonstrating the difference in lengths

Sometimes you just NEED a #caramelfrappuccino from @starbucks! HAPPY M ONDAY!!!

Sunday, October 30, 2016


.....Pics via my iphone for the past week....

Have you guys tried these?!?!? They are the PERFECT salty snack BUT low sodium....
 Showed y'all my Halloween mani....

Last Monday I cooked my tail off doing meal prep for the week and made the Chicken (what we got) Pie

Getting it on like a #girlboss does

Speaking of girl boss....went to my shop space and did a lil re-arranging 

and put the orange and halloween front and center! 

Studied my a$$ off....

Working on #HEALTHY meals and snacks! It's easy to eat this when it looks so pretty!! Presentation is KEY!!!

Tried something new....saged my was time to rid the house of negative stagnant energies....

Got the kitties all ready for Halloween!!

Kids and I had the Fappula Frappuccino at @starbucks....a holiday tradition BUT def not my beverage of choice....

Another Halloween pic of cute kittens

Friday, October 28, 2016


We made it to FRIDAY!!! Woot Woot!!! 
You may (or may not) have noticed I have posted far fewer pictures of myself as of late....part of the reason is because I have taken less BUT another part is I have gained about 40 pounds in the last 8 months....could be stress, definitely diet, and partly health. The ONLY person that can control this is ME. Sometimes you have to reach that ENOUGH is ENOUGH point and I am FINALLY there. SO they say your body starts in the kitchen....

SO I spent a good 4 hours in the kitchen meal prepping this week!!! One BIG mess made for healthy options for lunches and quick reason to grab "fast food" because it was quick - I already had my meals D O N E!!!

I prepped by taking everything out that I had in my fridge that could make SOMETHING...No direction, no specific "recipe" I just knew I wanted fresh, tasty and meats!
(I also made chicken "what we got" pie ie...whatever veggies we had in the fridge - leftover green beans, celery, I added lima beans {because the kids actually LOVE them} and made my own rue with sour cream, chicken stock, flour and butter because I had no cream of anything soup).

I try to maximize my time AND efficiency when I am in the kitchen....we carved pumpkins last weekend BUT I waited until Monday to roast the pumpkin seeds because I knew I'd have the oven on that day. Top left is Chicken what we got pie and obvi pumpkin seeds on bottom and right.
 A LOT of life is about presentation....when measuring and making healthy choices presentation is KEY.....

1/4 cup raw unsalted peanuts and a fresh cutie

1 medium granny smith apple, 2 tbsp peanut butter and a tbsp mini chocolate chips

I probably COULD have made my eggs ahead too (and made them into muffins instead) BUT to be honest eggs are NOT my favorite SO I'm easing my way into them!!

*Coffee with 2 tbsp Spiced Latte coffeemate
* 2 pieces of turkey bacon
*2 eggs with onion and 1 piece of turkey bacon cut into pieces
*1/2 sandwich thin round with 1 tbsp cinnamon sugar butter (because we all NEED a lil treat every now and then). 

If you are curious about WHAT I put in my meal prep containers let me know and I will respond and next time I post meal prep I'll list out what each contains! 
Buen Provecho