Sassy and Shabby

For the love of all things Vintage

Sunday, July 27, 2014


I was trying to make Arm Swag Sunday a regular thang BUT I wasn't real good at taking regular pics of arm swag....

July 3rd
 Swag: Your left - stretchy pearls - in sets, gold and blue -thrifted
My right: 2 Gold and pearl bangles - Chico's, Blue Lapis - Marshall's

Does Ankle Swag Count?!??!
 Darker Wooden - Wal-Mart
Light Wooden- I made it
Large Crystal - I made it and gave it away to a lil girl on the beach who adored it - I can always make another one!!
While getting ready for work one morning I looked down and saw my jewelry laid out and thought it was photo worthy!!
Bracelets Left - Tory Burch wrap, Black Stretchy I made
Bracelets Right - Michaels (gold blingy) and Black bangle - vintage
Black Resin Ring-  Target (I have a bunch if you're interested in purchasing - message me)
Tri-Color Earrings - Super Dollar Store (They were originally from Wal-Mart)
Necklace - Chico's

Even making Egg rolls I have swag on (I actually I had just gotten home from work and didn't take them off)

Happy Hour
SWAG: Black Vintage acrylic bangle, Pearl bangle - thrifted, enamel - local drug store's gift section (they have the BEST stuff there)

THIS Fab score is from Maurice's AND already has the arm swag built in - aren't these cuffs GORG?!?!?! And The fatigue color is so popular for fall

Saturday, July 26, 2014


Snapshots via my iphone (who are we kidding?!??! That's my ONLY camera) for the week....

Celebrated "NATIONAL HOT DOG DAY" Wednesday

Christmas in July cutie

Easy like Sunday morning....Enjoyed the GORGEOUS morning, played water balloon toss with the kids and then went to the pool....
 FAB Park district pool only 12 miles from our house....we just discovered this place last week while we were garage saling.....

Washed a TON of produce - felt like  I was NEVER gonna finish BUT my salads were ready to go for the week and we had some fresh stuff to snack on (cucumbers & lime juice) and homemade pico de gallo

Wine with a friend....

BEFORE and AFTER - Haircut....these pics are ALMOST identical except for the hair - what a difference 8 hours makes!!
From the front my hair doesn't look too different BUT in the back is where you can see how short it is

Blackberry (homemade) infused pineapple vodka cocktail

 Went to Goodwill's Dolla days and found this t-shirt....couldn't wait to get cuttin - Dolla days are a good time to pick up stuff for experiments!

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

Friday, July 25, 2014


This FOODIE FRIDAY is inspired by the fresh head of cabbage I received in my #Angelic Organics
I knew for sure I'd make egg rolls BUT that wouldn't take a whole head of cabbage...while talking with my girlfriend she mentioned she was going to make cabbage rolls - BRILLIANT!!! This "recipe" is pretty interpretive (and I have to say my daughter LOVED them...this was her first time having them and she ate almost the entire pan). 

I researched several recipes an at the end of the day I took a lil from each one (I only had ground turkey on hand - so I cooked up the turkey and then separated in half - so I had some for my cabbage rolls AND the egg rolls)

I parboiled the cabbage (to make it easier to remove the leaves AND so they were pliable enough to make into rolls)

REMEMBER "Cabbage Patch Kids" this pic reminded me of that!!

Once I peeled off enough leaves and allowed them to cool I filled with my mixture

I made a small pan....once they were all rolled and were as snug as a bug in a rug I topped with tomato sauce....

NOW, here's the BRILLIANT part y'all.....I made them in the TOASTER OVEN so I didn't have to heat up the entire house!! (I did add the left over filling around the cabbage rolls). I broiled for the last 4 minutes or so to get that nice crunchy top

Buen provecho!!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


HUMP DAY....otherwise referred to as What I Wore Wednesday....Linking up with The Pleated Poppy I LOVE to get inspiration from you guys!!

 What I'm wearing:
Denim Jacket - Thrifted
Necklace - Thrifted (I got SO many compliments on this necklace...and originally I bought it for teh cording with the idea of re-working it)
Tank - Chico's
Belt - Chico's
Skirt - Macy's (it was originally white BUT I sprayed my perfume on it directly and it yellowed :( SO instead of throwing it out I decided to tie-dye it see the post here
Wedges - Macy's

This was garage sale day...wanted to be comfy
 Hat - Fam Dolla (they have the BEST hats and scarves)
Tank - Wal-mart
Crops - Shop n Swap
Flippies - Wal-mart

 What I'm wearing:
Necklace - Thrifted
My earrings are supes fab BUT you can't even see them
Shirt - Maurices
Skirt - Chico's
Sandals - Macy's

 Hat - Fam Dolla
Tunic - Thrifted
Flippies - Wal-Mart

What I'm Wearing:
Vest - Chico's
Tank - Chico's
Belt - Chico's
Skirt - Chico's
Sandals - Style & Co via ebay

What was your FAVE look??!?! What's YOUR go-to outfit?!?!?

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

THRIFTY Tuesday....Tag Sale Treasures

K...first things first - I ALWAYS call them garage sales- not tag sales BUT tag sale went better with my TAG LINE!! Thursday I was off so the kids and I had some cinnamelts and coffee at McD's before heading around town to sale....I had no paper, no sales addresses - it was a last minute lets get lost and have fun kinda thing...these are my fave kinda days!! I always thought I was a planner (sometimes you have to be) BUT I've realized I enjoy spontaneity much more!! We hit up a few sales that were kinda flops (I of course STILL managed to find stuff there) and one sale that was the BOMB DIGGITY!!!

Here's the loot (all the loot) wish I had separated by sale BUT instead I separated by style....LOL

Cute plaid cooler bag - perfect for fall picnics, wreath hanger, cake server, FAB lil donkey, cute mirror (I have plans for this - totes imitating another fabby blogger) vintage sunglasses, jewels - I'm ALWAYS on the look out for jewelry - axxessoreis are the BEST part of any outfit

Vintage MADE IN ITALY sun glasess

Vintage polaroid sunglasses

See the cute lil donkey?!?!?!

This ornate gold frame is FAB....I can easily pop out the velvet sweetheart poem....sometimes you need "the eye" when saling....
I think I spent a total of $7.00 on all this stuff and it totally fulfills the thrill of the hunt for me!!! What have YOU found lately?!?!?

Sunday, July 20, 2014


...snapshots via my iphone for the week

My daily commute....for a construction zone we still keep a steady 55mph...#smalltowncharmlife

My deck garden....trying my hand at lotsa herbs and some of the things on my summer bucket

Check out this Kick A$$ vase - SWOON!!!! I NEED this....

Found this bottle of wine and was smitten with the graphics...the chicken is accessorized (WITH PEARLS) and high heels....the wine is gone and I have a future project in site for this baby
 I've cooked a TON this week (partially in thanks to the fab crop share box I was gifted) there are things in the boxes (heads of cabbage, kolrabi, swiss charb to name a few) that I wouldn't ordinarily buy at the store....

From the SAME head of cabbage I also made egg roll filling....which in turn = egg rolls -  a FAVE in our house....

DREARY days....perfect day for chicken noodle soup!!!
Was at Wal-Mart the other day (it's been quite awhile since I've perused through wal mart) and um WHY didn't anyone tell me they have all these FAB $10.00 STATEMENT necklaces!?!??!?!?! I has one in my cart and put it back....I think I'm going back to get it...which is YOUR fave?!??!

Lunch with my 2 favorite people....celebrating my son's Scholastic Reading Challenge

#tbt Throwback Thursday....Back when times were simple....
 FRESH summer strawberries.....

Breakfast....yes, those are tatertots - like hash browns.....

Everyone loves a lil Red Mango froyo
What have YOU been up to this week?!?!??!