Sassy and Shabby

For the love of all things Vintage

Monday, October 5, 2015


EVERY area has a #dollartree and it can be hit or miss (especially since each one carries different products). Over the summer I discovered I liked the ease of popping on one fake decorated nail BUT keeping all my own nails (the "fake" nails are for visual interest and Dolla Tree has the CAUTE-est ones!!!). 

I HEART a classic french BUT with a twist!!! The cute lil sugar skulls on my pinkies are perfect for HALLOWEEN!!! (I did buy these back in July WITH the intent of using for October....just like I bought Flamingos in SEPT with the intent of using next summer). AS with any deal you have to be a lil bit flexible and IF you CAN buy out of season IF it's something you know you will use later!
I'd LOVE to see your fall nails!!! Leave a link up in the comments! HAPPY Monday!

Saturday, October 3, 2015


#stevemadden #fringe sandals BRAND NEW from Salvation Army - TRUE STORY

Caught up on episodes on #dontbetardy.....Dear #Andycohen I want to be a #reality star!!! As my son says "you're not a housewife, you're not 600 pounds, you're not amish, you aren't a sister wife, you aren't transgender, you haven't been catfished, you're not tall, you're not little, you haven't had plastic surgery...." pretty observant for a 10 year old dontcha think?!?!? MAYBE it's time for REAL REALITY....follow me for a month #andycohen and I GURANTEE there are laughs to be had!!! Ratings to be gained and a REAL life story! SEE BELOW....

This is my work space AKA the kitchen separate office SO I work off my kitchen table....and clean up (or shove it to the end when it's meal time)
 Celebrated a SWEET 16 with a #glow theme...truth be told I couldn't have pulled off such great success without my sis - she came with an agenda, the ideas and over half the supplies!! Thanks Steph XOXO

 Bought a cute lil chiminea so we can sit in the driveway and make s'mores and hard apple cider!!

 Did the flea market (that's MY JAM y'all)

 Got a lil sweet 16 token for my birthday girl (the 16 pandora charm) which I'm sure was disappointing since she actually thought she was getting a car (truth be told IF I had the funds my baby girl would have a car)

Did some meal prep on a Sunday....tis true..."A Sunday well spent brings a week of content"....above is spaghetti sauce from SCRATCH.....I boiled down farm fresh tomatoes for my "famous" sauce.

What have YOU been up to?!?!?

Friday, October 2, 2015


I'm not quite sure tea qualifies as a food BUT we'll just go with that for today....mmmkay?!???! Several weeks ago I had a craving for something different than coffee BUT not soda....happened to be walking past Teavana and they were offering samples....It happened to be the Maharaja Chai that they were sampling hot (I thought this might be the bomb diggity iced and alas! I was right!! It was DEE-LISH!!!

So I KNEW I had to get on the tea wagon....Even my daughter is hooked....just the other day she asked me "can you make me some iced tea?!?!" and I had JUST been to #teavana that day! Our FAVE is the CocoaCaramel Sea Salt 

(and you NEED the sugar in the raw rocks - they MAKE the drink!!). 
 I went and bought myself the legit infuser (that you place over your cup and the tea strains right down into the cup and you can simply discard the used tea from the infuser - SO EASY!!!

ALL opinions are 100% MY OWN.....I have not been sponsored or paid or free sampled by teavana for this post (although I WOULDN'T MIND...hint*hint Teavana!!). Have a FAB FRIDAY!!!

Monday, September 28, 2015


You know when it's in your blood....the hunt and gather process, taking nothings and making them into somethings, going from one lone ranger to a COLLECTION (ya know because you have more than one!!), making, creating and seeing things with new eyes. THAT is this lil mind of mine....2 weeks ago I was a vendor at #thepecthing and it was as FUN as it always is (until clean up time)....

After day 1 and sell thru of a few items it's always time to re-arrange and keep things FRESH for day 2

I sold quite a bit and came home with more than I had hoped I would BUT in all fairness I took and took and took until the cows came home....because the more I bring the better chance I have of selling   it - right?!??!? I had all my jingle bells in the cart for the Holidazzle Event BUT there's a waiting list...SO if anyone has an in at #winnebagocountyfairgrounds that would be AWESOME!!! My bestie and I wanna get our holidazzle groove on!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015


Ok, I don't have a designated "craft area" or office or workspace SO my kitchen table is it - ALL THE looks like THIS more often than not (and we scoot the stuff around to be able to eat - which BTW I family deserves a nice uncrowded place to eat)

While sitting amidst the crowded work space looking at all the fall homes tours one day,  I was inspired to throw together a QUICK tabletop display with items that were LITERALLY sitting in front of me
 (I picked up this FAB white washed rattan basket at #salvationarmy for .89 thinking it would be the PERFECT size for the back of the toilet tank) while looking at all the beautiful fall homes I decided something skinny for my tabletop would be MORE prudent than the toilet tank...
SO I popped a few pumpkins (that are intended for a fall wreath project I am still in the middle of creating) into the basket and VIOLA!!! I have a fall tablescape AND my future projects are organized, contained and displayed (until I have time to make that dang wreath)

Here it is with my new FAB table runner (which is actually a clearance throw rug from #familydollar). I LOVE fam dolla - the BEST thangs for a budget....GUESS the price on this lil beauty of a runner rug....leave your guess in the comments and we'll see who's right!!!

Thursday, September 17, 2015


Anyone who's ever done a flea market, craft show, etc will tell you the prep is IMMENSE (if you want  success and the greatest results). I learned that with the spring flea market....I thought I had SO MUCH stuff, painted into the nights and when I got there I realized I was not as prepared as I thought I was, had far less product once it was spread out and learned the "smalls" can make or break your display...SO I have literally been prepping since the last market in May....

I hand dyed coffee filters....

Painted several items....

Cleaned and de-labeled countless bottles.....

LEARNED how to work with decomesh.....

Made t-shirt fabric balls....for display primarily but would totally sell them

Was UBER inspired in ways that sometimes shock the hell outta me.....

Painted some more.....

Tried my hand at ties.....

And THIS lil baby has to be my FAVE project of them all....a doily over a pumpkin - how SIMPLE, vintage and FAB!!!

Come see me THIS WEEKEND Sept 19 and 20th at #thepecthing at the Winnebago County fairgrounds!!! SHop til you drop because I don't plan to bring any of this back home!!!! LAST SALE of the season!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015


We've all seen or heard of extreme couponing right?!?!? They are my HEROS!! Total ROCKSTARS!!! How DO THEY DO IT?!?! I think it's gotta be a full time job! Checking sales ads, cutting coupons, checking the ads against your coupons - it's like a grown up version of the  memory game (I kinda like it actually). I FINALLY got a taste of what it feels like....

I picked up these 11 items (colgate optic white toothpaste - my fave, puffs kleenex {allergy season is upon us with cold season not far behind} 2 old spice large shower gels, 2 febreeze sprays, a small dawn dish soap{again a PERSONAL prefernce} a roll of papertowels, a pair of pantyhose {for my mom} and 2 pairs of much do YOU think all this cost?!?!

BOOM! Pre-tax $8.46 with tax $10.34
I LOVE couponing at CVS.....I earn rewards on groceries (which I believe I had $3.00 here), I got $3.00 for signing up for the phone app and I used manufacturer coupons for the shower gel, the dish soap, toothpaste and the febreeze products (a lot of times the coupons offered in Sunday's paper will correspond with sales at various retailers....Sometimes you buy things simply because they are economical (such as the paper towels - the roll was highlighted for $1.25 and with my CVS card I got .75 off SO I paid .50 for this particular roll of paper towels - pretty good deal considering paper towels sell for at LEAST $1.00/roll.
I am relatively *NEW* to this couponing thang SO if YOU have any favorites, tips or tricks, I'd LOVE to hear about them!! Leave me a comment so I can check out your website!