Sassy and Shabby

For the love of all things Vintage

Monday, April 30, 2012


Have you tried these Dole Shakers? 

 They are SO DELISH!! You can find them in the freezer section at your grocery store (I've always found mine at wal-mart). It is frozen fruit, you simply add the juice of your choice (Dole suggests ORange juice) to the fill line and shake! Yum-O!!! So good and you get a delish smoothie for under $2.00! Lemme know if you try them and what your FAVE flavor is!

If you have a taste for some chocolate and fruit, try this.....

 WILD OPEHILA (Don't you LOVE the name and the packaging?!?!). This southern hibiscus PEACH bar is YUMMY! Per the "Guided Tasting Tips" "Smell the aromas of sweet peaches and and tart hibiscus flowers....taste the balanced caramel notes in the milk chocolate....

If fruit and chocolate aren't your thing, how about some beef jerky and chocolate?!??!
These are SO GOOD! Give them a can find these at Wal-Mart as well in the candy Aisle....I believe they are $2.48-ish.....WORTH every penny!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

A Charmed Life

Remember these? 

They were inspired by this.....
"A Charmed Life" my FAVYE fragrance from Bath & be honest I ONLY bought it based on the FAB graphics of the box, so KUDOS to the graphic designer!! The 3 colors are so delish together....magenta, teal and gold =  L O V E!! They went on to inspire the canvas with the glitter cassettes pictures above....and the project pictured below....

Picked the frame up at the thrift, gave it SEVERAL coats of magenta paint....and in between made the cute lil banner with flags using paint chips for the magenta and teal and a box cut and glittered for the gold ones....


Saturday, April 28, 2012

a day in the life.....

Spent the morning doing a few of my favorite things! Thrifted, met up with my girls for brunch (sorry we missed you Jule.....can't wait to meet BW2).....

We met at "Flippin' Eggs" Don'tcha LOVE the name?!?! Lemme tell you, when they say there were voted Best Breakfast Restaurant in DeKalb 2010, they weren't kidding! Looks like a total mom n pop place but the food was AMAZE!! 

With a party of 5 or more you get a plate of FRESH MADE donuts for FREE! These were so delish and came with powdered sugar and chocolate toppings....

Here I am having my first sip of CHOCOLATE COKE!! 
YUM-O!! So good!! (I am a coke girl, I don't dig Pepsi and for those of you that don't know, yes, there is a difference!!)

Good thing my girls were with me or HE would've had to be my date!!

We all had to pose with him (Cause I made them!!)....

Tonite my girl is at the Daddy / Daughter dance with her father....she looked so pretty in this.....

Hope you are having a GREAT Saturday too!!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Unlikely GOLDen WISHES

I saw this project on another blog ages ago and couldn't wait to try it! I was just waiting to find the pieces...I already knew I had the candlesticks because years ago I made wedding accents.....I had the lid from another jar that I got at the thrift (and the lid didn't even fit that jar I held onto it thinking I'd use it for a paperweight or something) and then one day I found this jar (among other things) on the curb - could it be possible the lid I already have would fit this jar?!?!?!

IT DOES FIT!! So now onto the painting....First I did a granny smith green because it's my favey color....

hmmm, for some reason the color just doesn't look right....and a bigger taper stick base would be ideal....

So I went back to the painting board and did a glossy navy....because I went through a navy phase...

But it turns out that wasn't what I was looking for either....see, green, navy....

and then BAM!! A GOLDen opportunity presented itself! LOL! In case you can't tell I am on a gold kick now! The good news is its as easy as a few sprays of paint to change....and glass paints and dries well!

Now what to fill my pedestal jar about wishes?

If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of potential -- for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints; possibility never.
                                                                                                                                                              Soren Kierkegaard
Tell me, what do YOU wish for?

At the end of the day I WISH FOR YOUR happiness.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Hi y'all!! It's WIWW! Linking up with Lindsey click the link to see what about 200 other women wore - so FUN! You get new ideas how to re-mix what  you already have, what to look for when thrifting or what's on trend right now!!

This is last Wednesday's outfit....My girl had a band organizational.....
 What I am wearing:
Short Sleeve Hoodie - Target via the Thrift
Mustard V-neck Tee - Target (the maternity section - is a XS and was 1.98 worth wearing a maternity tee when NOBODY except you all will ever know the difference!!)
Jeans - Seven via Marshall's
Beaded Bracelet - Moi
Gold Flippy's - Target via the Thrift (BRAND NEW)

Thursday I had a dentist appointment - a filling....I am not one of those people that hates going to the dentist or is scared....but I will spare you the pics at the dental office that I look like a stroke victim because my right side of my face was so droopey from the numbing agent

What I wore: Y'all have seen this shirt 100 times BUT I just wanted you to know I got dressed! LOL!
Blingy Cross T-Shirt - Maurices - older 2009
Jeans - Maurices - older 2009
Black Puma Gym shoes - I was sporty spice today!! 

Saturday I took the kids to Lil Cubs Field (see previous post for the deets) so it was only appropriate that I wear my Cubs T-shirt!

What I am wearing:
Cubs T-Shirt - Thirfted last year and this is the first time I have worn it
Royal Blue Tank - Target
Jeans - Maurices (same jeans as last photo)
Ugg Boots - My feet were so cold and gym shoes would have been a better choice BUT I wanted warm and comfy

I added a few lil braids....

And put my hair in a pony....

Sunday Church and moving things to storage....

I don't usually dress this casual for church BUT since I was doing manual labor after I tried to dress it up with the Maya said "the dressiest part of your outfit is your scarf" LOVE kids! 

What I am wearing:
Scarf - Family Dollar (reminded me of Mossimo's Chevron prints)
Black Long Sleeve - Target
Jeans - Maurices
Black Socks - Cuz Maya said "it's your lazy bum look" because she didn't want to wait for me to put shoes on! LOL!

Remember a few posts ago I told you about my thirfty STEALS?!?! The 1.23 sale? Where I got this dress....

And this tank? And I said I would pair them together? 

And that's JUST what I did!! 
Would you believe my entire out cost $6.06 TOTAL (excluding the denim jacket and jewelry). The point is you don't have to spend a ton to look pulled together!! 

What I am Wearing:

Dress - Old Navy via the thrift
Tank - Thrifted
Belt - Thrifted
Gold Sandals - Wal-mart last year

Oh, and my nails match my dress too!! Do you do that too? When you have your nails a fun color purposely choose clothes to coordinate? 

Can't wait to see what y'all wore!!

Monday, April 23, 2012


I am really enjoying doing my nails in unique ways each week! This week I really wanted to mix it up and push the envelope....SO i used 4 different products......

The base is Piggy Polish in "Poet-Tree", the thumb features a swipe of glitter from Wet N' Wild called "Party of Five Glitters", my middle fingers feature Sally Hansen Salon effects nail strip in "Aflorable" and pinky is just a swipe of silver glitter by Art Deco

If you tried a fun nail combo I'd love to hear about it!!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

No One is Allowed To Leave Without Having FUN!!!

What does this remind you of ???

If you guessed Wrigley Field, you're RIGHT!!!

Yep! That's my girl, out on the field! And my lil' guy too!

 There is this FAB lil place in Freeport Illinois called Little Cubs Field

It's free, it's cute AND you can rent it for parties (how cool would that be?!?!)

These cute rules were posted on the dug out.....MY FAVE is "Nobody leaves without having fun"....My lil guy wasn't crazy about being there as he isn't a baseball fan - he said he's not good at it :( AND mommy didn't bring bats (I could swear on-line it said there were balls and bats in the dugout)....BUT by the time we left, my lil guy said he had fun!! 

It was a pretty magical and fun place in a lil pocket of America! 

There's Harry.....Give me a one.....

 A two.....

A three.....
Take me out to the ball game.....take me out with the crowds.....but me some peanuts and cracker jacks...I don't care if we never get back....So if you're looking for something fun to do with the kiddies for free, head out to Freeport....Don't forget the bags of Cub's peanuts and Cracker Jacks! (and to check the schedule because lil leagues actually play there!).

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Decorating with GLITTER

Remember when I made these a few weeks ago? 

If you LOVE them you can either buy them from me OR make your own....Just get some cassettes, mod podge and glitter.....

Here's where mine live....on the bookshelf....with my "solid gold" canvas and my dirt lil secrets....the Kardashian Books! 

some I mixed in a may notice they are different golds and textures.....

Give it a try! SO fun and fun to look at! Have a great Saturday!! I am linking up with Tatertots and Jello