Sassy and Shabby

For the love of all things Vintage

Monday, October 16, 2017


In all my insta looking I find LOTSA inspiration! I sometimes snapshot it to go back to it later....I found this GORG polish

 I liked the deeper hued pink with the light changing glitter! It was kinda funny that a few days later I was shopping at Ulta (I think) and I found this OPI color. Looked pretty similar to me...

 And I LOVE it on!! What's YOUR favorite pink?!?! This is a nice in between seasons (or even all year) color.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

A DAY IN THE LIFE.... via my iphone from the past week (USUALLY) this one is the past couple weeks!!

Got some spook started....

OF COURSE my phone case changes for the holidays! ESP when it's glittery SUGAR SKULLS

LOVE this BETSY JOHNSON Bat Purse!! 

This gorgeous grapevine is a future project MAYBE....I want to pull it down and dry it to make a garland wrap for the seems like a lot of work (because all those spindly vines are wrapped around the fence).

SO gorgeous here in the I'm still grilling! 
 Had a PSL date with my girl (my senior....her schedule is FULL and with me working we don't get to see much of each other SO I'll take time together whenever we can get it)

Getting back on the healthy eats bandwagon....Prior Proper Planning - it's a REAL THING

 YAY!! For family movie night!! Never saw Hocus Pocus...and I don't see what all the HYPE is about...I Know people LOVE it...BUT for me it's like A Christmas Story...NOT MY JAM....

Got my Halloween wreath hung and it's SO HAPPY....

LOVE LOVE LOVE this backyard setup....YEP....that's my backyard....

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

Friday, October 13, 2017


Y'all know I LOVE me some TOTALLY TIKAA CLICK the link to check her out!! I watched an Instalive she had a few weeks ago where she made Ranch coated crackers.....I decided to make taco flavored crackers because I LOVE me some spice and it would go perfectly with the chili dinner I had planned.

 (see that little hand that couldn't wait to dig in?!?!)
The "recipe" may be on her insta or her blog (BOTH by the name Totally Tikaa). It's simple - 4 sleeves of saltines (she also did oyster crackers)

She says to grab a container your crackers will fit in and showed them in a row like this...we had just celebrated my daughters birthday SO I used the plastic cake container (I washed out after the cake was gone) so I could just pitch it when I was done making my crackers - I HATE cleaning anything that has cooking oils on it - ESP plastic.

You use a cup of CANOLA OIL (has to be Canola) and a package of seasoning (Ranch, taco, ETC) and crushed pepper flakes and garlic powder - last two to taste. Mix the seasonings INTO the oil (a whisk makes it easy) PRIOR to dumping on the crackers....

Drizzle the oil mixture FAST so the two don't should look something like this....

FLIP a few times to mix! Then she says give a flip every time you walk by them! This was the kids favorite part!!24 hours later they're ready for eating!!

Store in a airtight container and they'll last a couple weeks or until gone!!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017


I find inspiration everywhere I go....I usually try to take a picture (so that when I 'm scrolling thru my camera a week later I'm like "oh yeah...I was gonna duplicate that").

HERE'S my INSPO (these are available @target for $3.00 - not terribly expensive BUT when you have the supplies on hand and it's "free" you DIY that shiz)

(letters available for purchase in my ETSY shop)

I COULD have used the paper plate for my wreath BUT I decided instead of it looking like a Kindergarten project I'd class it up and use the cardboard from my pack of water bottles (reduce, re-use, RECYCLE).  I needed a smaller center for my wreath so I grabbed a piece of milk glass out of my hutch and traced it
Used my kitchen "meat scissors" to trim out the center...this is a HIGH CLASS craft y'all

Gathered my supplies and got started!! I originally wasn't going to use the white pom poms BUT decided they are eyeballs AFTER ALL so I added the white ones in there (NO PASTELS)

(couldn't find the FULL bag of orange poms I have...I literally tore my office apart and the house where I THINK they would hour later I was frustrated and decided I'd just pick up two bags from @dollartree ....I couldn't find my googly eyes I bought some girly ones from HOBLOB with EYELASHES for a dolla (I KNOW what you're thinking now....I coulda just bought the dang wreath...but there's NOTHING like homemade - AM I RIGHT?!?! Can I get an AMEN!?!). 

HERE is my finished girl-y eyed wreath! 

Just need to chose out the PERFECT ribbon and hang on my back door!!

Friday, September 29, 2017



Once September 1st rolled around I had to get my PSL on...

Lest you think I'm a total @starbucks snob....I make my own coffee at home too (OF COURSE flavored with Pumpkin Spice creamer from @coffeemate . Although @aldi has a pretty good version too). Have you tried these Pumpkin Spice Oreo cookies?!??! Cookies of the devil I tell you!! SO DEELISH!!!

Speaking of Aldi...I saw this Pumpkin Chipotle pasta sauce there and decided to give it a whirl - YUM!!! Reminds me of my homemade sauce with a lil zip!

Since it's been in the 90's in the midwest - a PSL was outta the question Monday - a PSL FRAP was EXACTLY what the DR ordered (because @portillos was still OUT of their pumpkin shakes)

AS I mentioned in the 90's SO I grilled some steaks over the weekend (I feel kinda jerky complaining about 90 degree's when people in Florida, Puerto Rico and Mexico are dealing with legit life threatening weather lash back).

Some nice bacon wrapped filets from @target ( LOVE their meat...I try to get there first thing in the morning to take advantage of the discounted sell by that date meat).

Wanna know something IRONIC?!?! I don't like pumpkin pie - the texture just grosses me out (come to think of it I am more of a cake and frosting kinda girl anyway).

Thursday, September 28, 2017


AS I mentioned last week I have been uber inspired by youtube videos....especially Sharonshesofabulous....y'all she really IS FABULOUS!!! Her video  HERE
inspired MY own fall centerpiece!!

I watched her a few times and shopped for my supplies...I WISH I had shopped my house first BECAUSE I already had the literally exactly the SAME (good to know I am a creature of habit). The paints were from @Joannfabrics and the rest is from @dollartree....

These items I bought with the intent of painting them....I knew the burlap texture would make for a nice painted textured finish....and the decorative gourds I wanted to be able to place here and there...
(if you watched Sharon you know she used different foam rings {my dollar tree was out of the ones she used SO I improvised} and she used 5, I used 2). 

 I popped the gourds on a wooden skewer prior to painting to keep my hands neat and let them dry...

Here you can see I painted the burlap pumpkin, added robins egg blue german glass glitter to the top...
 and if that wasn't enough I added these "spikes" from a pumpkin kit I bought @target last year in the 90% off clearance sale.

I got my floral "picks" by cutting them off bouquets of flowers I purchased from Dollar Tree....


I hot glued my rings together like she did (BUT I left the plastic wrap on mine because they are that messy florist foam). I was still able to stick the floral picks through the plastic.

Here are my supplies corralled and ready to go...some items were things I had (like the burlap leaves and the pearls which were given to me by my sista from a different mista). I was SURE these would be ENOUGH flowers...
 I placed my foam ring on top of the urn to be able to move it around and see it from all angles...unbeknownest to me I would end of LOVING it atop the urn (which was a thrifted find).
 I probably COULD have went with just the florals I had as they were BUT I did purchase another bouquet to add....and instead of a mirrored top I used a silver round serving tray from Dollar Tree...

 ABOVE is my finished fall tablescape.....
BELOW is the process....
The centerpiece with two candles (the blue one was BRAND NEW from a garage sale - I paid .50 and it's got GLITTER, the orange one and the subsequent ones below I had in my candle cabinet). I worked my table in layers (to read about the placemats and plate settings go Tuesday's post). Those gray blue lanterns were purchased at the after summer sale at Fam Dolla for $1.00 each
 The small pale milky blue votive holders were from Dollar Tree

In the final picture the mercury glass candle sticks were something I had on hand in my "candle cabinet" and the tapers are a thrift store find...whenever I find multiple tapers in colors I decorate with I pick them up because I know eventually I will use them. 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017


I went to Pier One a couple weeks ago KNOWING I'd find AMAZING inspiration for fall....I LEGIT wanted to buy everything in there BUT being a momma on a budget that just isn't possible (I'm sorry @pierone for just gathering inspiration and not purchasing).

THIS Gorgeous place mat was the inspiration for my own DIY...

 (I believe each one retails for around $20.00)
I had 3 rattan place mats at home (it was one of those 'OOOH I need these and I'll find more at another store' WHICH I never did) so I knew for my current table setting I needed three more....FORTUNATELY I went to Pier One First and got inspired BECAUSE I found EXACTLY three of the below place mats @target for .58 / EACH!!! 

Off to @dollartree I went to get my bags of faux silk leaves to glue onto the place mats...

 So far so good....SO on I went gluing another two layers (I didn't do the entire mat because I KNEW I was going to be placing a charger OVER them and in an effort to keep costs low this saved a few dollars as well).

 After I glued down all my leaves I went ahead and gave a quick dusting of white spray paint because I am doing sages, blues and grays for my tablescape this season....

 ( I did start out using the cheap-o spray paint I had on hand which did NOT do the trick....I ended up buying a krylon white primer and that worked like a charm)

Here is the start of my table setting.....
(you can see the centers of the placemats and that I didn't tape them off because it truly doesn't matter to me...if I was selling them I would've made a nice clean edge)

 As you see once you put the charger (which I had on hand from an after holiday clearance sale at Michael's) you can't even tell the entire mat isn't covered with the leaves. These GORG napkins were a clearance find @target (they were $4.48 for a pack of 4 I believe...I didn't pay anything for them because that week that had a promotion if you spent $20.00 on meat you got a $5.00 gift card).

I simply placed my everyday white dinner plates on top of the charger and VIOLA!! It's the start of mt fall table! COME BACK THURSDAY to see the rest of the table and the centerpiece I made!! 

What's YOUR color scheme this fall?!?!