Sassy and Shabby

For the love of all things Vintage

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!!!