Sassy and Shabby

For the love of all things Vintage

Saturday, November 30, 2013

A day in the life....

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

Display I did at work....

SNOW?!?! AGAIN!!! It's pretty when I'm inside my house looking out!!

Glitter deer mount....Come BACK TUESDAY for the deets

Makers gonna make....

Belated birthday celebration with my niece and nephew! Happy Birthday cuties!

SWEET HOME Chicago for the Thanksgiving holiday....

Mom stuffing the bird (um I didn't know she got her {the bird} drunk first!! 

 Found this on Pinterest....SEEMED easy NOT!! You had to slice pieces to get in and fit in! BUT it was a hit! The kids AND adults loved it! I used Smuckers Sugar Free caramel (in the ice cream topping section) had GOOD flavor and about half the calories!

Grandma and the grandkids

Grandpa and the boys being SILLY!!!

My nephew was "HUNGRY"

Our Thanksgiving Spread....

My mom's schizophrenic decor....Christmas, Thanksgiving and Christmas again....she was SO ANXIOUS to get started!! Thankfully after Thanksgiving dinner she was too tired to put the tree up!!

How was YOUR Thanksgiving?!?!?

Thursday, November 28, 2013


A few weeks ago I posted HOW I made my December Daily journal from an old book...see it here

THIS is the cover....
 The inside page.....(I am thinking about writing SOMETHING on the inside of the book cover). I coordinated the first page with the cover on purpose...I also added sequins to the tree tops...

Added snowflakes to the top of the blue page...and the Merry Merry tags to the floral page (I am SO loving turquoise and red together lately...reminds me of a vintage color combo)...there were 2 perfectly punched holes where merry merry now live....

Graham crackers....I'm thinking this will be for the INDOOR s'mores night....
MORE snowflake stickers (for me I am a MORE is more girl!! I LOVE layers)

I added the strip of green polka dot paper to coordinate the 2 pages...
The left white side is actually shimmery and beautiful....
MORE embellishments...
COZY sweater paper with a cup o'cocoa embellishment...PERFECT for cocoa night
I CAN'T WAIT To get started (since this has been done BEFORE Halloween) BUT I'm beginning to feel nervous that I STILL won't be able to keep up!! I was going to print out a December calendar with ALL the activities I want to do in hopes of staying do YOU find it simplest to keep up with YOUR December daily!?!?!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


REMEMBER shop and swap?!?!? Did ya have ANY idea that I'd STILL be posting about it?!??! There are PLENTY more projects so stay tuned! 

SEE the RED Santa boot?

There's a CLOSER pic

 Red was actually perfectly fine and a FAB blend WITH the turquoise decor I usually have up BUT I wanted to try my hand at painting over the red..what did I have to lose?!?!

NOTHING!! I LOVE the way it came out!! Can't WAIT to start decorating!!! 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Arm Swag Sunday

Arm Swag Sunday are photo's from the week of my arm swag....some days there's more and some days there's less BUT we love arm real estate!! 

 What I'm WearingL
Pretty: theSassyPearl
Black/Gold Chain Link - theSassyPearl
Black Beaded: theSassyPearl
Grey/Gold Chain link - theSassyPearl

What I'm wearing:
Red/White Wrap with Skull: Gifted
Pandora Charm Bracelet
White Evil Eye - Ross
Pearl/Purple Leather Strand - Snyders

Pearl - Gifted
Evil Eye - Ross
Chain Link - Lillian Vernon 14 years ago
White Moonstone - Gifted
Betsy Johnson-Like Charm Bracelet - Gifted

Yellow Bangle - Target via the thrift
Leopard bangles (the skinny ones) Gifted
Blue Bangle - Target via the thrift

I'd LOVE to see your ARM swag... if you're interested, I'll add a linky button 

Saturday, November 23, 2013

A day in the life....

Snapshots from my iphone for the week...

Sunday's look...MY necklace is vintage BUT reminds me of J.Crew....

Being CRAZY with my daughter!! 

Arm swag Sunday....Come back Sunday for the full post
 Cute lil espresso maker (that couldn't...I need to exchange it because it didn't work). I was SO excited to use it!!'s proof I tried it! While I was making the chicken for my lunches for the week (I like to cook it in Mrs.Dash chipotle seasoning - no salt - lotsa flavor) and make wraps to take to work.

Look at the cutest UGLIEST dog's at the kids are NOT interested in rescuing it!

Pretty glittery leaves....when the sun shines the refracted light dances all around the kitchen
 A lil project in the works....stay tuned...

EVERYTHING is better with the herpes of the craft world - GLITTER!!! LOL

Cute lil vintage Tonka truck sporting some gourds for the holiday season....

What have YOU been up to?!??!

Friday, November 22, 2013

FOODIE Friday SKINNY ITALIAN Minestrone Soup

It's NO Secret I LOVE my jersey girls! (Housewives, Snooki & Jwow - LOVE). SO when Teresa's cookbook came out last year I HAD to have...this is how well my daughter knows me - she got me the cookbook for my birthday!! I display it proudly on my kitchen counter HOWEVER up until a few weeks ago I realized I have yet to make anything from it. So one Sunday night I grabbed the book and some leopard tabs (ya know to mark off the recipes I wanted to try). 

What I LOVED About the book is it isn't JUST recipes - it's so much more...I KNOW she got a lot of kickback about the comments on fellow cast mates from the RHONJ BUT lets be real, when you are with a group of STRONG personality women it isn't always rainbows and moonbeams so I don't fault her. As I read thru I realized the prepared conveince foods we buy aren't that good for us.
I made my list, checked it twice and headed off to the grocery store...there's a lot of cutting involved....(in addition to what you see below I also chopped fresh tomatoes, zuccini)

VIOLA! Here was the finished product (I added a handful of organic spinach to my bowl) and served with fresh grated parmesan cheese - olive oil and any honorable fauxtalian would do!
Weigh in....YAY or NAY to Teresa? Fan or not?!?!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


Linking up with The Pleated Poppy  for What I Wore Wednesday....2 weeks worth
What I'm wearing:
NO Make-up (when I have a RARE day off I like to let my face breathe)
Peace Shirt - Pink Victoria's Secret
Yoga Pants - Ralph Lauren
Leopard Driving Mocs - Ugg

What I am wearing:
Blue Scarf - Chico's
Necklace - Goodwill
Black T-Neck Sweater - Thrifted
Black and Blue Pinstripe Pants - Thirfted
Boots - Shop N Swap
TUESDAY 5:30 am Departure
Blue Scarf - Lane Bryant
Grey/Black Leopard Boyfriend Cardi - Lane Bryant

Cheetah Jacket - Chico's
FIngerless Gloves - Target (Dollar Spot - $3.00)
Grey Suede Boots - Target old
***Sans Coat***
Assorted Pearls
Denim Jacket - Thrifted
Grey Dress - Thrifted
Black Belt - Chico's
Grey Suede Boots - Target

 Necklace - Vintage (I think it looks a bit J.Crew-ish - no?!?!?)
Lace Tank - Nordstrom Rack
Black T-Shirt - Target
Denim Jacket - Thrifted
Skirt - Thrifted
Boots - OLD and my favey's


What I am wearing:
Necklace - Gifted
Sequin Pullover - Chico's 2012
Jeans - Hydraulic
Boots - Uggs