Livin’ Sassy is a women’s lifestyle website launched in November 2011.

After twenty years in the mortgage banking industry, I wanted to try something a little different.

At the urging of my friends and family, I was encouraged to find an outlet for my humor and creativity.  After all those years using the financial part of my brain, I thought it was time to release my inner sassy!

So I combined my love of bargain shopping, local events and food to come up with the inspiration of Livin’ Sassy. 

But soon after I would lose my sister to breast cancer at the age of 51. She was full of life, humor, intelligence and style. It is in grieving her loss that I decided to highlight my girlfriends on the blog in honor of Liz by telling their  stories of inspiration.

Her story may have ended but I wanted to showcase my friends and share with them how truly special they are to me and their families.  I went on to launch  Livin’ Sassy in time for her birthday. 

It is my hope that my little blog will share posts of women who are in their thirties, forties and beyond who have overcome challenges in their lives. I love writing about their stories of inspiration. I was recently humbled and honored to have a  post titled, “The Story Behind the Picture”   published on the cover of the national parenting magazine, Exceptional Parent.  

You will also find a lot of restaurant reviews and happenings in and around San Antonio and the Hill Country. I have lots of ideas about date nights to help you feel sassy.  I also blog about my hometown of Kilgore Texas from time to time. I grew up among the tall pine trees with eight brothers and sisters and my parents who had a medical practice.

I met my man on a blind date in Dallas. We moved to San Antonio after he received his Ph.D in Political Economy.  We have some interesting pillow talk!  I think brains are sexy!

I love new adventures with my husband and three children and sharing them with my Livin’ Sassy readers.

So look around the website because you might just laugh, cry and hopefully, find a little inspiration.

Stay Sassy Y’all. 

    Me and the hubby of over twenty years. 

Our offspring. The teen and the twins.

Steve and Laura Nivin

Loving life in San Antonio

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  1. Laura,

    What a wonderful idea….you are so beautiful and cleaver. I love what you
    you’re doing and hope you make a milion dollars.
    I would love to have lunch….just give me a call anytime !!

    Much love and the Merriest of Christmases !!


  2. Laura:

    Jan the marketer that is she is has turned me on to your site…..and I will be sure to share your site with my friends here in SA. Can’t wait to try Green Restaurant!! Best of luck in your new venture.

  3. Hi Laura. Your blog has been pretty quiet. Guess your working hard at your new job. Miss you.
    Any tips on great, safe places to take bluebonnet pictures? We have not taken one with my girls in years. I need one more for the collection. Have a Happy Easter.

    • Hi Gloria! Yes, I have been busy figuring out all the ins and outs of my new job. I was just about to post something new and saw your question! The place where we go got mowed this year! Can you believe someone would mow down wildflowers! I just got a tip from my twins group about the place on the Green Mountain turnaround. It’s supposed to be spacious and quiet so there won’t be too many cars. I have to hurry up and take the kids up there before the bluebonnets stop blooming! Thank you for checking in and I promise that I will post more often! Take care and good luck!

  4. SUSAN WRIGHT says:

    LAura, Whata great way to share so much! You know if there is anything i have learned and I am still learning is you have to keep on keepin on nad smiling as you go through life. HUMOR gets me thourgh the things I have been through OH and getting y hair doen often LOL You have a beautiful family adn thank you fo rsharing! Life is so funny, we think we are going in one direction and we find out that we do a little rollercoaster ride up and down and all around thoughout the journey! My favorite saying is this: Lifes not about the breath you take but the moments that take your breath away”. I have this on my wall at home to remind me. Thansk for sharing and doing this..I will def be blogging here often with ya! AS you say…keep it sassy!

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