Sassy and Shabby

For the love of all things Vintage

Sunday, September 29, 2013


Arm Swag Sunday is where we can link up our arm swag for the day / week / etc. 

 My Swag:
Gold Spikes - Gifted
Beaded Wrap - theSassyPearl
Enamel Monogram - Gifted
My Swag:
Enamel Bands - Lauren G Adams Enamel Ring Bands (Black and Coral)
Black Stone Band - Pandora
Stainless Bangle - Shopko
Onyx / Crystal Bead - Marshall's
Stainless Bangle - Shopko
Black and White Enamel Bangle - Snyder's
Large Silver Bangle - Thrifted

Saturday, September 28, 2013

A day in the life.... pics via my iphone from the past (TWO) week(s)

Cute cow cutout on the side of the road (obviously it was a farm with cows)

KFC - haven't had it in 9 years - doesn't taste like I remember....

LOTS and LOTS of Volleyball - 1 Tournament and 2 games in 1 week!! I've spent a lot of time in the car and gyms!

Love note from the Illinois State Police - thank you for starting my Monday off with a bang!

Trillion Diamond engagement ring with wrap for sale...message me for deets

Pumpkin Spice Latte from my beloved Starbucks

Homemade Chicken noodle soup to try and fight off this lingering virus 9and no bowl of soup is complete without some oil and bread)

2 Parties - One weekend - Call me NUTS!!!

 EVERY party has a theme....Volleyball was this parties theme...I covered water bottles with volleyball scrap paper cut to size to coordinate with the theme...
 Teenage party - Nacho bar and ice cream bar

Party decor / Favors

Friday, September 27, 2013

FLASH BACK FRIDAY Back to School Decor

PHEW y'all it's been a WHIRLWIND past few weeks - I can't even keep up with blogging!! SO be ready to be bombarded with posts!! I've decided to do a "Flashback Friday" post since I NEVER got to blog about Back to School decor...and I've moved on past that (Birthday decor and soon HALLOWEEN).
Back to School Pennant

Buffet decor (simple touches like a vase of pencils, owls, vintage thermos and lunch pail, flashcards and the beloved pink eraser)

 A collection of natures beauty only seemed appropriate and educational (see the empty cloche to the right - that had a petrified frog {I found in the garage - he must've gotten in and never out} BUT I had to remove the from because the kitty in the background was trying to knock the glass off to eat the frog!!

Again a few simple touches - green apples (faux) and a chalkboard dress up this vignette

AND did y'all get a chance to pick up some of these cute lil crayons?!?!
 Trophies are school themed right?!?! The only problem is everyone keeps asking if they are mine or my daughters - they are NEITHER!! I found them on the side of the road and took apart and painted!

Friday, September 20, 2013

FOODIE FRIDAY...Maple Bacon Sticky Buns

I found this recipe in an old Woman's Day calls for pecans too BUT my kids don't like nuts SO I omitted those...

 Gather your ingredients
You will need:
* 6 strips of cooked bacon (I've recently discovered cooking bacon in the oven and LOVE the way it comes out)
*1 package of Flaky golden layer biscuits
*1/4 cup maple syrup (I used what I had on hand albeit the light version)
*1/4 cup brown sugar
*1/2 cup roughly chopped pecans if you desire

MIX the brown sugar and syrup (and pecans)

Cut in your 6 strips of bacon


 Divide among muffin cups (my package was 8 biscuits so divide accordingly)

 Then simply pop the biscuits on top of the bacon mixture - I left my biscuits out to rise while I did the prep work, so you may have to press them into the muffin cup like I did

Sprinkle with Cinnamon

Bake at 350 for 18-20 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown....

Once you remove from the oven immediately flip out onto a baking sheet...

And this my friends is REALITY....they didn't just flip out all beautiful....some were upside down
 Serve with a side of bacon (BECAUSE you can NEVER have too much bacon) and some granny smith apples - the tart apples offsets the delish salty sweet of the sticky bun!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

WHAT I WORE WEDNESDAY....Over a 2 week span

It seems like the past 2 weeks have flown by...HOW could I have not blogged?!?!? SO WIWW is catch up over the past 2 weeks....Linking up with the  Pleated Poppy 

 I was going for casual and cute
What I'm wearing:
T-Shirt - Rue 21
Denim Skirt - Hydraulic via the thrift and cut by ME
Tennis Shoes - Coach

 What I am wearing:
Scarf - Wal-Mart
Dress - Target via the thrift
Sandals - NEW via the thrift
 What I am wearing:
Leopard T - Rue 21
Jeans - Hydraulic via Macy's
(Hydraulic is my FAVE brand - fits my curvy bottom PERFECTLY)

SATURDAY - Garage Salin' it up KISS style
 What I am wearing:
Scarf - Made by me (SEE yesterdays post)
Shirt - Thrifted
Leggings - Seven via Marshall's
Boots - Ugg's (tried and true and my junky go to boots)

Shirt - Norma Komali for Wal-Mart
Leggings - Seven via Marshall's (SAME as yesterday just folded up here)
Sandals - Macy's
What I am wearing:
Scarf - Wal-mart
(coincidentally the same scarf from last week - CLEARLY I LOVE this leopard scarf)
Denim Jacket - SO OLD like 1998 from Wal-Mart
Dress - Wal-Mart
Boots - Old - Mall of America

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


This has been ALL over Pinterest and various blogs....I'm just a lil late getting to the party!! Be warned...the "in process" pics aren't that good either!! You need an old t-shirt....Feel free to play with pattern and texture, a good pair of scissors and 5 minutes!! (Can you BELIEVE I went thrifting for an old t-shirt?!??!) I didn't think I had one laying around and then ALAS I remembered this shirt...

 (It was a bandeau style top from H&M that I was going to wear as a skirt BUT since it had the built in bra it didn't work as a skirt and was too big as a shirt) SO I figured I had nothing to lose! I cut the built in bra portion off...
 (Here's where I altered things...The instructions say to cut the hemmed portion - which seemed wrong and backwards, so I didn't - I cut strips into the raw edge)
 (It still worked BUT I think they would've held their square shape better had I cut the hemmed end up like the directions say....who was I to think I could re-make what's been done probably a MILLION times! LOL! Although since these strips are thinner and flexible they'd be cute with beads on them..maybe a future project)

TA-DA!! The after!! 

Now that I got my proverbial feet wet I was ready to tackle the .49 t-shirt I bought JUST for this project! It was grey, from the gap and now looks a lil something like this...

Have YOU tried your hand at the fringed t-shirt scarf?!?!? If so lemme know...maybe we can do a link up!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

A Day In the Life....

Pics via my iphone for the week...
(after a long day of work...I feel embarrassed even posting these jacked up feet)
 to FALL Toes (Flat Iron Green by NYC)

Accomplished this EASY and funky project (after a year and a half) see full post here

Volleyball season is in full swing and tourney's

See what I am pointing to? a MONDO blister after a day of work...I tell ya - it ain't easy being cheezy...

Pulled pork sammie with NEW cilantro slaw

Movin & Shakin going around here

Projects galore for next weeks sale..
 Been drinking A LOT of this....
How was YOUR week?!?!?