Sassy and Shabby

For the love of all things Vintage

Tuesday, April 30, 2013


SO, I've had my smashbook for like a year and a half...and barely had anything in it (I had the pics on the left page in the first pic). I was scared to put anything down permanently...for fear or ruining the book or a really good piece of memorabilia - anyone else like that?!??! SO I was at my girls recently (oddly enough I turned her onto to smashing AND she's the smash queen - like seriously she has like 7 books and an organization system for washi tape - should've taken a pic of that). Anyway, after seeing how passionate she was about smashing and preserving her memories I decided I should delve into my book and JSUT DO IT!! 

SO, Sunday I sat a spell and worked in my book (I have decided the first book will be a "who is Janae...kinda from birth to now)...SO as I said above - I put those pics on the left side of the page back when I first got the book - it's my two favey memories - childhood and summer!! That awesome 1977 remember book I got from my childhood bestie years ago...I need some of those lil dividers that smash makes so I can attach it to the spirals

I dedicated a page to decor styles I find appealing and classic (I will be adding one of those divider thingy's here too)

Another page to handbag fashion....Coach and favey's

I remembered reading about a food Smashbook (thanks for the image Jen) and KNEW it'd be perfect for me since I like to photog my meals and save neat-o stuff from fancy schmancy joints....

I took the time to organize my memories that I don't have books for yet...(food stuff on the left and travel on the right) SO if smash wants to send me products to sample I'd have NO OBJECTIONS...wink *wink!
If you like to smash or scrap leave me a comment so I can check your stuff out - I LOVE new inspiration!!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Chicken and Dumpling Soup ON THE QUICK

I just so happen to be one of those people that photograph's EVERYTHING!! LOL! Luckily I do! Over the weekend one of my girls was saying how much she missed my foodie posts....I guess I didn't realize I haven't really done any food posts BUT then again I haven;t felt like my cooking was worthy of blogging about - LOL!!! Today's post is chicken and dumplings ON THE QUICK...It was a cold rainy day - the perfect soup kinda day....but I hadn't taken any chicken out...can't afford to eat out so I ran to the grocery store and picked up a day old rotisserie (it was HALF price - ie $2.99 - PERFECT for what I needed it for), parsley, biquick and carrots

Washed my produce (I'm a HUGE germophob and have to wash my produce) cut up some celery, carrots, onion and the parsley - threw it in a pot of chicken broth & water - added the chicken and some seasonings about boiled for about 20 minutes....

 Removed the chicken -let cool, shredded the meat and made the dumplings according to the directions and as Emeril says "BAM!!" there's dinner on the QUICK!!

What's your FAVORITE quick meal?!??!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

A day in the life....

A day in the life....snapshots from my iphone for the week....

Bacon Cheeseburger....

Flower my lil guy picked for me while we were on a walk....

Cut up a piña....made some fresh pico de gallo....

"strawberry shortcake with a twist" piña, strawberry, cool whip and chocolate drizzle on some angel food cake....

Fine Arts Festival for my girl (her's is the 1D on the bottom right)

How my bracelets are currently organized....

Tanning my hyde....
(before you judge KNOW I only go 2x a week - IF that these days)

(my first ever and YUM)

and burgers at a friends....

What have YOU been up to?!?!?

Friday, April 26, 2013


Better late than never?!?! Or at least thats how the old adage goes! LOL! I have had a busy work week (AMEN) and not much bloggy time! I am linking up with The Pleated Poppy for WIWW 

Thursday - I realized when posting this I look so sad! LOL!! Maybe it was all the RAIN for the past week!! 
 What I'm wearing:
Scarf - Fam Dollar
Thermal - Target
Ripped Jeans -Hydraulic via Maurices (I plan to do a fun project with these jeans - stay tuned)
Rain Boots - Aldi

What I am wearing (y'all have seen this outfit before UNLESS this is your first time here in which event - holla and say HI!)
Shirt - Vintage - Thrifted (I have gotten SO MANY compliments on this shirt - I LOVE the vintage Hawaii chic feel and bought it to go with these EXACT pants)
Red Jeans - Chico's
Sandals - Wal Mart

Doesn't everyone wear leopard to church?!?!?
 What I am wearing:
Leopard Tunic - Chico's via the thrift
Jenas - Chico's
Sandals - Macy's

What I am wearing:
Vest - Chico's (one of my favey pieces)
Spike Necklace - Macy's
Long Necklaces - Thrifted
Black Long Sleeve - Target
Belt - Chico's
Leggings - Seven via Marshall's (not my same BELOVED ones - a dressier, longer version)
Boots - Aerosoles

(I had to start with this self portrait from the morning BECAUSE by the time my lil photog got home, we had been at a track meet for 2  1/2 hours and my face in WINDburned in the pic below)
 What I am wearing:
Cashmere Sweater - thrifted
Spike Necklace - Same as above - Macy's
Leopard Tank - Chico's
Belt - Chico's
Jeggings - Chico's (worn cuffed up)
Shoes - Target - aren't they kick ass?!?!?

A close up of my RAWKIN' shoes that just so happen to match my Coach purse!!! (I LOVE the fit of these flats - some flats can make your foot look wide and fatty...these were very flattering)

I can't wait to see what YOU wore!! Saw something you liked?!?!? Leave me some comment lovin'

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


Hi y'all!! I've been trying to be better about posting!! I have a TON of pics (EVERYTHING is a photo op!) and I was wracking my brain on a post until I went thru said photo roll!! LOL!!

 While driving to Target the other day (in the POURING rain) 

I drove past this lil cute table....I wasn't fixin to get out and scoop it up in the rain....

BUT I wished I had stopped to get it...after a lil retail therapy (actually just window shopping) 

and a toasty beverage 

I back tracked to the cute lil table on the curb and was able to scoop her up!! She needs a fresh coat of paint and the drawer missing SO I'm going to use a basket in place....I'll post a pic after she's all done up

I DID purchase these cookies....SO cute!! I knew if I waited until closer to Mother's Day they'd be gone....

Monday, April 22, 2013

A lil project and bathroom STORAGE

Yesterday while blog surfing I was inspired....and the "project" if you can call it that - because it literally took 5 minutes!!!

I've had this towel bar in my bathroom and I can't figure out how to take it down....and I never put towels on it because it wasn't practical...

BUT when I add two shower hooks....that were also used in THIS project...

So anyway...I added the shower hooks to the bar....

And simply hung this basket on the bar....
(this WAS supposed to be for sale at the French Hen's market next month - luckily I still have 2 more available!!)

And NOW my spare TP is accessible to company, and cleared up a shelf in the linen closet!!

What's the simplest project YOU'VE ever done?!?!?

Sunday, April 21, 2013

A day in the life....

A day in the life are snapshots from my iphone for the week...oddly enough I have a lot of shots this week!! 

Side table in the living room

 Do y'all know "urban farmgirl"?!?! You can visit her blog here tried to visit her shop HERE....

BUT it was closed the day we tried to stop by!!

Looks SUPER cute inside SO we will definetley be back!!

 The lil tease of warm weather inspired me to re-arrange the deck...too bad the high toady is 48!!

Spent a rainy cold Monday at my girl's track meet!

Do you see the (female) cardinal in the chair....

Went to Target this week - it's been a few weeks since Ive been there and I can ALWAYS find something....Like this fab summer canvas....

Or this one...Images that conjure up summer make me happy

Got these bad ass shoes at Target - the LAST pair! As I was checking out the cashier was saying how cute they were BUT the other day a lady returned them because her son stepped on her foot and punctured his foot on one of the that doesn't seem like a good reason to return a pair of bad ass shoes!!!

My daily Starbucks fix....I don't have a single go-to staple....I have a few options - this day it was a Caramel Macchiato

Healthy home version of "chopped salad" those lil ditalini's (pasta) are HARD to find

Saturday Morning Breakfast...this bacon was the BEST

My babies made chocolate covered strawberries while I was at work...this one looked like a heart...awwww

Worked on a few necklace designs....

Hope y'all have a GREAT week!!