Sassy and Shabby

For the love of all things Vintage

Friday, August 4, 2017


This year was the first year we've done (or TRIED to do Shark Week - my kids just weren't about it!!). Of course I LOVE a theme!! So I ran with it (with only a week of planning - well, perusing Pinterest).


 SUPER easy to make!! Blue Hawaiian Punch (about 2/3 of the glass) 7-up (about a third of the glass or you're ice cream won't fizz) and a scoop of vanilla ice cream...topped off with a gummy shark of course!!!

We borrowed Jaws from the library...CLASSIC Shark Week right?!?! The kids weren't impressed with the 1970's faux shark. I was startled at parts of it!! I don't think I've ever seen jaws in it's entirety until then. For the movie I made SHARK CHOW (popcorn, pretzel and cheddar goldfish and red, white and blue M&M's).

These were FINtastic  
(pun totally intended)
Shark Spoons (I blogged the how-to yesterday), Blue jello and cool whip - can't get much simpler than that!!

Do YOU participate in Shark Week?!?! If so, I'd love to know what you do so I can implement next year!!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

TRY IT THURSDAY Shark Week Fin Spoons

I saw this CUTE Idea on Pinterest (thank goodness for Pinterest, where would we be creatively without it?!?!).

So here's the HOW TO on the spoons:

I'm super sorry Kilz....I KNOW this is NOT what you intended with your adhesive (VERY LARGE like 8 x 10 paint samples). The color was PERFECT (porpoise grey) and the adhesive part was the

I just free-hand drew a shark fin (remember to FLIP the fin to make the spoons double sided). Cut, peel back your adhesive....
....stick your spoon down and press your other adhesive fin on top!

VIOLA!!! You now have a SHARK FIN SPOON!!!
The Cotton Candy jello was DEELISH and smelled even sweeter!! These jello cups were a HIT!!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017


My favorite series as a blogger is WIWW (if you're unfamiliar it's What I Wore Wednesday and you can find it over at The Pleated Poppy )

 What I'm wearing:
Vest - Maurices (I get SO MUCH WEAR out of this vest)
Statement Necklace - Walmart
T-Shirt - Target
Jeans - Maurices
Sandals - Maurices
Statement Necklace - Chico's
Coffee and Mascara Tee - Maurices
Skirt - Maurices (still available on line in the clearance section)
Wedges - Aerosoles via Poshmark

What I'm Wearing:
Pineapple Tee - Target
Purse - Big Buddha via Burlington Coat Factory a few years ago 
(AND CHECK OUT THE RESEMBLANCE to Chanel's bag I just saw on Insta)


What I'm Wearing:
Hat - Fam Dolla
Top - K-Mart
Necklaces - Coach Skull, Pearls - Walmart
Wristlet - Maurices
Jeans - Maurices
Shoes - Madden Girl via the Thrift
And at the END of the day you'll find me in THESE!!!
Did YOU or the women in your family wear these?!?!?


I saw that on insta and thought it was too funny NOT to re-post!!! And add to my blog! In fact I Told my kids we should live every day like it's my birthday!!! Flowers, Treats, fun activities, visiting with friends and fam!! 
I came home from work the day before my birthday and my kids had a lil celebration set up for me...
(the next day MY ACTUAL Birthday was my sisters surprise house warming party)
I only get fragrance from VS

The MOST gorgeous bouquet I've seen!!!

My kids are pretty amazing (I KNOW every parent says that BUT it's true!! They got me the most thoughtful gifts, the funniest cards AND planned a surprise party for me (it wasn't a surprise housewarming party for my sister, it was a birthday party for me...the whole fam was in on it and my sister did the MOST AMAZING decorations - like seriously, she should be a party planner.  My mom did the three tier cake with fondant border and my parents provided the gorgeous floral back drop AKA their yard for the party. Everyone put in a lot of time, effort and dealt with my sadness about NOT having a party!!! THANK YOU doesn't even begin to cover it!!). 

My sister went to my Pinterest Board for inspiration and look how AWESOME she did!!!
I felt pretty special!!! When asked how I'm coping with 40, I'm good with it!! I don't feel 40 and I have a LOT of living left to do!! I think 40 is the new 30 (and I SWEAR I'm not saying that just because I'm part of the 40 Club!!).

Thursday, July 27, 2017


I have LOVED outdoor living this summer! I have spent more time outside so far this summer than ALL of last summer combined!!! I have seen DIY wine bottle citronella "candles" and KNEW that was something I wanted to do! There are a million and one DIY's on Pinterest and it's SO EASY and super cheap!! (to make two bottles it was $5.00 - I did have the bottles on hand AND the citronella liquid). 

After a trip to my local hardware store (I LOVE small town hardware stores!! The owner knows whats what and takes the time to help you (and even offers friendly advice to stop crafting! LOL). I went in asking for a copper coupling - when he asked what size I asked if it mattered (it can depending on your bottle opening). I had the directions saved so I went with a 1/2" x 3/8" size (which worked PERFECTLY).
Tiki Wick's - Wal_mart .96 for a two pack
Teflon Tape - .89 at my hardware store
Brass Couplings - $3.00 for a pair
Rocks (to help fill the bottom and use less citronella fuel)
Bottle - Any glass bottle will do - wine bottle, soda bottle, etc...Mine are from Dollar Tree (last summer)

I first wrapped the telfon tape around the portion of the coupling that goes into the bottle. This tape is NOT sticky ( I assumed it was and my friendly hardware man told me nope). After I teflon taped my coupling I inserted the wick - leaving a lil under a 1/2" out for lighting. 

Filled my glass jar with glass rocks I had on hand 

 Filled the bottle with the citronella fuel (I did let them stand overnight so absorb the fuel). Put them out at dinner the next evening and VIOLA!!!

SUPER, SUPER easy and I think it adds just the right touch to my outdoor table! 
I'd  LOVE to know if you decide to try this and to check yours out!! Leave me a comment so I can visit your blog! 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017


I haven't done a WIWW post in so so long!!! It's about being accountable for what you wear (I mean shorts and your sleeping t-shirt or yoga pants are UBER comfy BUT when I get dressed I am MORE productive and mentally feel better).

I've really been about trying to MIX IT UP!!! I'm loving the juxtaposition of fancy and casual...the SURPRISE element it adds!!! 

 What I'm wearing:
Gap Hoodie - Thrifted
Grey Tank - Thrifted
White Tank - Chico's
Skirt - Thrifted
Running Shoes - Puma @Ross

If you read yesterdays post you know these are my DIY Pom Pom sandals!! 
What I'm wearing:
Denim Vest - Maurice's
Dress-  Target (thrifted)
Belt - Thrifted 
Purse - Target (OLD like 2010 old)
Shoes - Thrifted and DIY'ed

(I'm really fortunate that I can pretty much wear ANYTHING I want to work)

 What I'm wearing:
Statement Necklace - Chico's
Top - Walmart
Shorts - Nine West (thrifted)
Sandals - Macy's

Boho Chic
 Another look that is so mixed and matched and I think unexpected! 
What I'm wearing:
Headband - Maurice's
Denim Vest - Maurice's
Black (sheer) Tank - Thrifted
Lace Tunic - Torrid
Choker - Wal-mart
Skull & Crossbones Necklace - Coach
Leggings - Wal-mart
Sandals -Maurices
Baseball Game

Just because you're at the Lil League field doesn't mean you have to sacrifice comfort for style!
What I'm wearing:
T-Shirt -Wal-Mart
Shorts (Terry Cloth) - Gap - thrifted
Blue & White Checkered Button Down - Macy's Men's Section (I LOVE pattern mixing the plaid and floral and it gets cool and mosquito-y at the field at night). 

(I took this picture at @Maurice's last fall because I LOVED the juxtaposition of feminine and camo)
This is MY version some 10 months later!!!
SAME PANTS with a top I already had!
 Necklace - Garage Sale
Tunic - Garage Sale
Camo Jeggings - Maurice's 
Sandals -Macy's

Can't wait to check out what you guys are wearing!!! If you need outfit inspiration a great place to check out is The Pleated Poppy

Tuesday, July 25, 2017


 Y'ALL!!! I have been wanting to make my own Pom Pom Sandals for at LEAST two summers now!!! (and my tribe has always convinced me NOT to....what's that saying?!?! Be true to do a leader not a follower...ANY of those are appropriate). SO this time I'm doing it!!! I gathered my supplies:
Tassels - Wine Glass markers on Clearance from Target's Dolla Spot (may 2017)
Pom Poms - Dollar Tree
Sandals - Ralph Lauren - thrifted (that way if they got messed up I wouldn't feel too bad since they were thrifted).

Hopped on Pinterest and gathered some inspiration that was relevant to what I was trying to do:

I used E600 glue to attach the pom poms (I did find they began to slide down after a bit SO I used clothes pins to hold them in place until the glue settled). I used the rings that the tassels came with to attach them in between the leather weave on the sandals and VIOLA!!!!

I LOVE how they turned out!!! My daughter was not a fan...

and I MAY or may not have gotten a lil pom pom crazy and glued the happy lil fuzzy balls all around this basket...