This What to Wear Wednesday is all about lines, well stripes if we’re being specific. Shot by Ashieka of We Captured You Photography, we literally were at the end of the line in a rail yard!
Lifestyles of the hip & sassy! Mom must-haves for fashion, beauty, food, relaxation, and creativity!
Y’all know I love a good romper or jumpsuit. Don’t get me wrong I love putting together a layered look but nothing beats throwing on a no fuss one piece that’s easy to style! I bought this romper from my go to store for cute and inexpensive items, Forever 21. It’s been in my closet, unworn, for over 2 years, YIKES!
1MommyMD. What do you do when you’re planning a party and an item you need is unavailable? It’s time to DIY! If you don’t know, DIY stands for Do It Yourself. Sunday I threw my daughter a fiesta themed party for her 2nd birthday. I’d come across the cutest fiesta cookies on Instagram earlier in the planning process and was set on having some made for the party. Unfortunately, the business I wanted to use was booked solid for two months. I thought about it; I love to bake and have a creative streak so I decided to make the fiesta themed cookies myself!
Now that school is out, are you looking for activities to do with the kids, but don’t want to spend an arm and leg? Summer is a perfect time to visit loved-ones and enjoy activities that we missed during the school year due to hectic schedules and tons of responsibilities.
I LOVE a good maxi skirt and a bold print; put them both together and bam instant fabulousness! One thing I love about incorporating a print, is how that item of clothing can carry a look. It becomes your statement piece and all other articles of clothing merely compliment it.
Put those tots to work in the kitchen!
Cooking with kids…When my kids were toddlers it seemed like they would wait for me to get busy cooking and decide to get into e-ver-y-thing they could think of! Those classic moments of the little ones writing on the walls and covering themselves in Vaseline would happen in my home while I was in the kitchen.
We eat salmon quite often in our home. I struggled for a few years trying to get it right. I would cook a great filet on occasion, but for the most part I ended up with fish that was either too dry or too soft in the center. It was frustrating to say the least.
About five years ago I became a certified Pinterest fanatic. One wonderfully wormhole-y afternoon I was pinning away when I came across a post from Pioneer Woman. Changed. The. Game. Since I tried her technique I’ve never ended up with anything other than a beautiful, moist, flaky, perfectly cooked filet of salmon. I’ll walk you through it.
Wash, season drizzle, bake.
Rinse off a 1lb salmon filet. Some like to pat it dry. Place the salmon on a foil or parchment lined pan and season. I use a little seasoned salt (go easy guys, we don’t want too much sodium!), black pepper, and a healthy coating of garlic powder, not garlic salt. Drizzle your filet with extra virgin olive oil and you’re ready to go.
Place your pan into a cool oven. This is the key to perfection. Turn the oven to 400 and bake for 25 minutes. If your filet is very thick it may need a few extra minutes. If it’s several pounds and pretty long, I suggest slicing it into a few different pieces before prepping it for the oven to ensure that it cooks evenly.
*tip: Use your nose! Check on the fish when you start to smell it. If you see a little bubbly white foam on top it’s likely ready. I normally use farm raised salmon, which is thicker and a little less lean. For wild caught salmon, 20 minutes may be enough.
Sauces – Glazes – Marinades
For a little extra flair and flavor, try brushing a marinade on top of your salmon before baking. This time I used a Kroger brand sweet and spicy chili sauce (not at all spicy). I’ve also used sriracha and honey, barbecue sauce, honey and lemon, lemon butter with herbs, Parmesan and panko crumb crust, and my all time favorite, Stonewall Kitchen’s Jamaican Jerk Sauce (a little bit goes a long way!).
If you’re looking to make dinner even easier, add a foil pack of crunchy veggies to the pan. Season and drizzle them just like the salmon, wrap them in foil and voilá: a whole meal in 25 minutes! My meal features broccolini. Asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, carrots, peppers and onions, and zucchini are other healthy and tasty options.
For my daughter’s 2nd birthday party, I had to fit the FIESTA theme so an off the shoulder flounce crop top and full flowing skirt seemed in order. The top I got a few months ago from Forever 21. The skirt is from several months ago and was purchased at Akira.
Headed out to see firework displays with kids? You may want to pay attention to a few tips to make your outing seamless and enjoyable!
The Sassy Plum Team Photo Shoot!
Yes, we rock yoga pants, sweatpants, and whatever random and strange combination we may pull out of our closets. HOWEVER, when duty calls, we know how to get cute and glam it up! Yesss! Check out Sassy Plum’s photo shoot!
Coming To The Stage Is Mrs. Sassy Adriennegibbs!
Next Up Is The Ultimate Mrs. SassyK!
Mrs. KimSassy Cannot Be Outdone!
Mrs. Sassymeg Is In. The. Building!
The Sassy Plum Team Has None-stop Laughs!
…And The Latest Mom Talk, Of Course
Special thanks to our photographer Mrs. Ebony J from BrownSkinBeautiful!
I LOVE a good romper! No need to fuss with multiple pieces of an outfit when you can get an effortless and chic look all in one. It’s even better when said romper is vintage with a modern flair. I love fashion for its ability to transcend an era. Today’s look is a 80s halter style romper with a beautiful palette that reminds me of watercolors. I paired it with some of my favorite marigold earrings and shoes.
What do you do with a little girl that loves her dresses? Fancy her in dresses! My daughter has always appreciated dresses and loves picking out new styles. Luckily, most of her ensembles are very affordable and don’t hurt mama’s pocket. This candy-striped sundress number was under $5 from our favorite place, H&M. She hand-picked her sandals from Old Navy.
Before we headed out for a Sunday birthday party, she posed by a flowerbed. We also visited a tractor that has been parked in our neighborhood for so long that my kids affectionately named him. Seeing as how Martin The Tractor didn’t seem to mind, we snapped a few quick pics with him too! See all her pics below.
When the wind is in your favor go with it! It was a pretty windy day when these pics were snapped but it worked perfectly for what I was wearing! Everything I’m wearing is past season. The printed culotte romper is from Target, the black sheer coverup is from Urban Outfitters and the necklace is from Charming Charlie.
Are you tasked with combing thick hair on the daily basis and need some relief in your life? Some moms are naturals at caring for and styling their little one’s hair. They’ve become better over time and are completely unbothered by wash routines. They even look forward to trying new products! Others find inspiration through online research for next week’s hair style. They just love the hair life!