Sassy and Shabby

For the love of all things Vintage

Friday, May 30, 2014

FOODIE FRIDAY....Iced Coffee

The warmer weather is the PERFECT time to enjoy iced coffee!! I think I may have done a post like this a couple years ago BUT figured a refresher for the season wouldn't hurt. Gather your ground coffee of choice and a a vessel for the water

I used about 1/4 of the bag of ground coffee for the water in the above shown gallon (you want to make sure you leave enough room for the water to rise once you add the ground coffee)

Let sit for a week and your gallon will look like the one below....gather up your supplies (a container to strain the coffee into, cheese cloth for straining the coffee AND a new container to put the coffee in)

 I placed my cheesecloth over the measuring cup and secured with a rubber band

Slowly pour your coffee over the cheesecloth

Let the coffee drain through...

 Remove cheesecloth (dump grounds into the trash OR your compost pile)

 There will be sediment in the bottom of the vessel you strained into...I prefer rinsing this out before straining the next batch

NOW you are all set for a warm day once you chill the coffee, serve over ice and add your fave creamer (or Kahlua)

 This is what your container will look like AFTER draining out your coffee...

Thursday, May 29, 2014


Linking up with The Pleated Poppy for WIWW

What I'm Wearing:
Snakeskin Tunic - Chico's 2012
Short Strand of Pearls - Chico's 2013
Long Strand of Pearls - Lane Bryant
Belt - Chico's
Jeggings (cuffed up) - Chico's
Sandals - Macy's via Ebay

What I'm wearing:
Turquoise Beads - Lane Bryant
Tank - Chico's
Button Down - Shop n Swap (Read the FULL post can see the skirt in the pile too)
Belt - Chico's 2012
Skirt - Shop n Swap
Sandals - Macy's via Ebay

 What I'm wearing:
Short Pearl Necklace - Claires
Long Pearl Necklace - Chico's
Shirt (Notice the Right Cap Sleeve - such a CA_UTE Detail - Wal-Mart
Skirt - Thrifted
Sandals - Macy's
 What I'm wearing:
Blingy Jacket - Chico's
Tank - Chico's
Black Cargo Pants - Chico's
Sandals - Macy's via Ebay
Shoppin with my girl for her promotion dress
What I'm wearing:
Orange Link Necklace - Target
Pearl Necklace - Lane Bryant
Leopard Shirt - JcPenny
Jeans - Hydraulic
Sandals - Macy's via ebay

And you may or may not have noticed my hair was different in the first pic....Momma got a hair cut....

Thursday morning sportin the "Snooki" pouf and Thursday night sportin the "sassy and smart assy" look...weigh in by leaving a comment...BEFORE or AFTER

Off to see what YOU wore last week!! Saw something you likes?!?! Share the love via a comment :)

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

MANIC MONDAY....A Tire Planter from Pinterest

One of my girlies found and pinned this on Pinterest and I thought it was SUPES cute!! So I was on the hunt for a tire....

The actual project can be found here....Found on

SERENDIPITY!! I found a tire a weeks or so after seeing the pin....
(find the crappiest tire you can - it will make the END process so MUCH EASIER)

I got my paint out (the same one I used for my doormat post found here )

Slapped a few coats of paint on....

Got a drill(no bits SO I assumed I could use a screw and just drill multiple holes thru....until I drilled down past the thread, had to pull the screw back out...ahh success....NOPE....the holes didn't stay open..they seemingly closed again  - that won't work for drainage....SO my dad brought this drill with bits....SUCCESS....(AFTER several holes and wiggling the drill from side to side to open up the holes...apparently there is a wire lining in the tire)

and VIOLA!!!! 

I ADORE the end result!! SO CUTE!! Thanks dad for bringing your drill AND a cable to hang the tire from!! 

Thursday, May 22, 2014


Linking up with Linds for What I Wore Wednesday

SATURDAY - Date Night
 What I'm wearing:
Purse - Michael Kors
Moto Jacket - Chico's
Pearl Necklace - Chico's
Black Tie Neck Top - Chaps for Ralph Lauren
Jeans - Chico's
Shoes - Ross

What I'm Wearing:
Turquoise Necklace - Lane Bryant
Scarf - Chico's
Chambray Shirt - Chico's
Leggings - Wal-Mart
Sandals - Macy's (purchased on ebay)

What I'm wearing:
Earrings - Wal-mart
Tank - Target - OLD
Jacket - Chico's
Belt - Garage Sale
Jeans - Chico's
Sandals- Macy's (purchased on ebay - I bought the SAME exact style 2 years ago AT Macy's and they were fab - until they died last fall...Macy's no longer sells this particular style SO ebay to the rescue)

TUESDAY -I was off SO it was my painting / yard work day
Y'all MUST know I love ya to post this dreadful pic)
In a matter of 20 minutes I went from the pic above to the pic below (my daughter had her last band recital of her middle school stint)
What I'm wearing:
Necklace - theSassyPearl
Black T-shirt (Worn BACKWARDS)  - Old Navy
Maxi Dress - Marshall's
Sandals - Macy's

(See why I wore the shirt backwards?!?!? The deep v in the back is pretty AND school appropriate AND you may be wondering WHY I even wore a t-shirt over a maxi dress...the answer is BECAUSE whoever designed this dress placed that cream portion in the WRONG spot - that's the part that would be over my booty if I didn't wear the dress like a skirt) to see what you all wore!! 

Thursday, May 15, 2014


Um how did Wednesday slip past me and I didn't blog?!?!? I feel so busy - I'm sure you all can relate!! Sometimes I wonder if I "waste" too much time blogging BUT after a lil deliberation I realize I learn a lot, I'm up on current fashion and trends hitting Target-land and lil fun facts that I never knew. I get TONS of inspiration and Pinspiration and it soothes my soul SO I continue to blog (I just need to squeeze real life stuff that DOESN'T get blogged about -like laundry into the mix). I like linking up with Linds to see what YOU all wore and get some ideas! If ya see something I wore that ya liked, I heart comments :)

 What I'm wearing:
Turquoise Necklace - Lane Bryant - 2010
Tunic - Walmart
Belt - Chico's
Capri's - Chico's
Sandals - Macy's old
(I wouldn't ordinarily wear magenta sandals with an all blue outfit BUT for some reason I chose these over the nude ones! LOL. HAPPILY I have some turquoise sandals on the way!!).

(the longer my hairs getting the higher my Snooki like hair rises)
 What I'm wearing:
Pearl Necklace - Big Lots (I always get a TON of compliments on this necklace)
Shrug - Lane Bryant - 2010
Sequin Tank - Deb 2010
Black Pants - Chico's
(NO, I'm not mad - I'm trying to be "American Goth" like the painting below. LOL!!)
 What I'm wearing:
Necklace - theSassyPearl
Dress - Walmart
Sandals - Macy's
Shovel - my moms!

What I am wearing:
Necklace - Chico's
Sweater - Chico's ($14.99 during their AMAZING $14.99 sweater sale - glad I stocked up WHO thought we'd still be wearing sweaters in MAY?!??!?)
Belt - Chico's
Dress - Walmart
Sandals - Macy's

I LOVE mixing high/lo pieces (Chico's accessories and a walmart dress....I have gotten SO MUCH wear outta this $5.00 dress - it's AMAZING). Off to see what YOU wore!

Monday, May 12, 2014

MANIC MONDAY....Mother's Day

It truly is the GREATEST gift to be a mother. Even though we all complain time to time about the days of running here, there and everywhere....even though we over commit ourselves because we KNOW we are super mom and can do it (but later feel mad that we over committed)...heart aches and letting your lil's spread their isn't easy - it's HARD y'all BUT oh so rewarding!! As we are all coming down from a Mother's Day high I wanted to share my Mother's Day with you (I RARELY put pics of my lil's on my blog BUT how do you share a Mother's Day post with your babes?!?!?)...

My morning started with a gift and card from my lil's

This GIRL here looked on-line for ideas and TOGETHER they made this canvas for me (her hand is the "O" his hand is the "V"....I LOVE this!! These are the kinda gifts that make my heart sing!!! It says we cared enough to take the time....

Awww...they dated the back

It's the annual Mother's Day tradition to take my mom flower shopping ON Mother's Day (how many years have we been going mom? 8? 7?)

SHE shops when she goes...between the 2 of us we had 14 hanging baskets!! (only 4 were mine)

My lil baskets....clearly I was loving the pink petunias...and lime green accented coleus....can't go wrong there!!

 Mom & Me

My lil's and me

Recap of the day
(my necklace says "mom rocks"

How was YOUR Mother's Day?!?!?

Saturday, May 10, 2014


Snapshots via my iphone for the week....
(which I am typing at the library BECAUSE my internet is down AGAIN...SO FRUSTRATED with #Mediacom)

Trash to (future - stay tuned) TREASURE

Tis the season for ICED COFFEE (how-to NEXT FOODIE FRIDAY)

My puppy accidentally bit me (that's what I get for feeding him table scraps)...he doesn't realize the power of his teeth and I re-acted....he sat with his head in my lap the rest of the night

FAB jewelry finds (for more deets see Tuesday's Thrifty post)

Spied these BEAUTIES in my magazine....I'm kinda digging the tortoise and the bone....

THESE FAB ad's were in my "real simple" magazine....they SCREAMED summer to me....

And this one - well, I see a "DIY" in my future!!
What were YOU up to this week?!?!?