Sassy and Shabby

For the love of all things Vintage

Thursday, October 31, 2013


I saw this idea here

and KNEW I had to make them!! I ALREADY had the mounting board (leopard paper and all) ready (a few years ago I was going to make those paper mache deer heads outta a water bottle and newspaper...the sad news is I got started but never finished)

Unfortunately I didn't have ANY sticks in my backyard BUT luckily it was trash day and I KNEW someone would have sticks int heir garbage!!!

I painted my sticks (first I used spray paint - that didn't take as well as I thought it would). I used a foam brush and .97 craft paint from Hob Lob. I didn't have staple for my staple gun SO I sued e600 glue to tack down my ribbon (as pictured below)

 and to affix the "Fauxantlers" I used the e600 again and strategically placed a few books on top (until my daughter walked by and knocked them which point I re-stacked them an let sit overnight).

VIOLA!!! My funky fauxantlers!! 

Thanks Jennifer for the awesome inspiration!! 

Sunday, October 27, 2013


I started this and like all my other blog posts it fell by the way-side for a bit....ARM SWAG SUNDAY is where you can link up your arm swag for the week!! I'd LOVE To see how you guys layer!!

 Swag from wrist up:
Grey Bangles with stones - Michael's
Turquoise Beaded Bangle - Gift Shop in Minnesota
Black Bangle - Thrifted
Pearl Bangle - Thrifted
SAME day featured below BUT both wrists...
Black onyx beaded - Marshall's
Pearl - Gifted
Turquoise - Ralph Lauren via Nordstrom Rack
 Swag from wrist up:
Black and gold bangle - Estate Sale
Black Leather Wrap - Gifted Tory Burch

This pic makes me laugh EVERY time...I look like a mummy!! It was the quickest, easiest way to get my swag on....and people NOTICE....I got several compliments while out and about
My swag:
Large Teal beads - H&M
Teal Rhinestones - H&M
Grey Pearls - Snyders (cute lil local drug store that has the BEST jewelry and giftware)
Large Blingy Bracelet (in between 2 teal single strand rhinestones) - Target 2011

Saturday, October 26, 2013

A day in the life....

I haven't done one of these in AGES!! I should have a day in the mont to get caught up! LOL!! A day in the life are snapshots via my iphone for the week....

Tried our hand at homemade shaving lotion (recipe from's a lil runny BUT leaves my legs nice and smooth....I don't know that it's a huge cost saver was $4.00 for my supplies (which will give me about 4 Bath & Body pump bottles full BUT you can buy a can of shaving cream at the Dollar Tree for $1.00...have you tried the homemade shave lotion? Yay or nay?)

FINISHED my fauxantlers...this will be a try-it Tuesday post and credit to teh ORIGINAL inspiration will be given there....

Had breakfast for dinner....Pumpkin spice chocolate chip pancakes...the BEST part?!?! I had a lil sous chef!! Cook with your kids - it takes twice as long BUT it's something they will ENJOY, remember AND are more likely to eat what you have prepared!!

Started (and pretty much finished) my December Daily....what? You don't know what that is?!?! Stay tuned for the deets (and I made mine from SCRATCH)

Driving home the other day the sky looked like this....Thought for sure we were in for SOMETHING!!
(it passed and was partly sunny the balance of the afternoon)

After school snax for my girl and her friends

Listed this on ebay...BRAND NEW with the tags from Ann Taylor Loft BUT too big for me :( FAB color

While blog surfing found this AMAZE costume...Well color me happy there's a sofa in here for two....NAME the movie....

Carved out some family time to make a Halloween Project...

Got these kick a$$ earrings...
  WOW am I behind on project life (I ordered 68 pics SO I needed to get organized and get my layouts in order...I was 9 weeks BEHIND y'all...never again!! Getting organized took an hour...this was supposed to be simple!!
 Found these FUN nails at Dollar Tree, While I don't have much faith that they will stick (I didn't buy them) I WILL COPY the design!! Stay tuned for a mani monday with this inspiration! Hope y'all had a great week!!

FOODIE FRIDAY Bento-like Box Lunch

Have you seen the "bento box" lunch container craze that was all over the internet in August and September (I'm sure back to school had a lot to do with it). I LOVE the idea and had every intention of looking for a "bento Box" but one day while at my Dollar Tree I found something that I thought would work equally well.

I can't believe I only have one picture!! I"ll have to be better at taking more pics BECAUSE I have put lil containers with Peanut butter or humms in the one side as well....
Nice healthy lunch...Honeycrisp apples, whole wheat wrap with spinach and turkey and a belvita oats and chocolate cookie bar. What kind healthy things do YOU take for lunch?!?!

Thursday, October 24, 2013


Changes in the midwest weather have allowed for layering! I LOVE a layered look because I wasn't quite ready to pull out the winter coats yet!! I'm linking up with Linds for What I WORE Wednesday....See something you like or have an idea?!?! Leave some comment love (pretty please with sugar on top?!??!). In case you are unfamiliar, WIWW is a compilation of bloggers who show YOU what WE wore :) Everyone's style and layouts are different and it's fun to check out! Here I tell you what I am wearing and where I got it (I used to give prices....I just felt like that part didn't matter - any feedback?)

What I am wearing:
Necklace - F21 2012
Blazer - Lane Bryant - OLD 2009?
Leopard Cowl Neck Shirt - Macy's 2012
Jeans - Chico's
Boots - UGG

What I am wearing:
Blk / White Leopard Scarf - Fam Dollar 2011
Blue leopard Bring Sweater Tunic - Elie Tahari for Nordstrom via the thrift
Black Ankle Zip Ponte Pant - Macy's
Boots - Aerosoles - OLD 2008

What I am wearing:
Blk / White Skull Scarf - Gifted (Wal-Mart)
Black T-shirt - Target
Black Boyfriend Cardi - Target OLD 2009
Skull leggings - Shop n Swap
Sweater Boots - Uggs

MONDAY (a lil pattern mixing)
Earrings - Walmart
Necklace- Thrifted (EVERY TIME I wear this tassel necklace I get compliments)
Jacket - Chico's (BRAND NEW with tags via shop & swap 2012)
Silk Leopard Tank - Shop & Swap
Jeans - Chico's
Boots - Ugg's
 What I am wearing:
Ombre Scarf - Shop & Swap
Sweater - Target NEW via the thrift
Boyfriend Jeans - Chico's
Boots - Target

 What I'm wearing:
LOVE my pop of Yellow Jacket - Target 2012
Great Sweater T-Neck - Chico's
Flower Pin - Chico's
Necklace - Chico's
Pants -Thrifted
Boots - Shop & Swap

Here's a close up of my FAB boots!! 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Thrifty Tuesday...Shop and Swap...Home Stuff

IF you regularly read my blog you MAY remember me talking about Shop & Swap last year...If NOT, you can read it here

This is the second year it's been's at the fairgrounds and the concept is SO AWESOME!! You can bring your stuff to donate (nice because it's local and helps the community) AND you can "shop" there too (BUT you don't have to pay a's all FREE). I got there 15 minutes after they opened and I saw GREAT stuff coming out the doors ALREADY...but have no fear - there was STILL stuff for me to bring home...

These TRUNK shots make it fun to try and figure out what is what

Oh and the back seat was full too

BUT no worries - I seperated everything into neat lil piles...
(I have plans for ALL this stuff...incredible I KNOW!! I didn't take anything that I didn't have a "purpose" for)...STAY TUNED for the future projects!!

I found this neat 60's -ish mod style dollhouse?

It's beginning to look at lot like Christmas....and it feels like it too here in the midwest!! 

Here are some more things for the home...linens, vases, books, past magazine issues (for reading and FUTURE school's inevitable that my kids always need a magazine for a school project RIGHT AFTER I've donated or recycled ours)

QUITE a haul - wouldn't you say?!?!?

Monday, October 21, 2013

MANI MONDAY...SINFUL "I'll Never Tell"

Today's Mani Monday is Sinful's "I'll Never Tell"...a FAB dark brown glitter...
(I also picked up this FAB fun glittery green one - I see Christmas mani's with the green color)

I tried to get a close up of the glitter...

What's YOUR go to color for fall?!?!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

WIWW Catch up

Before I fell down the rabbit hole with Alice I posted WIWW EVERY week religiously with Lindsey at WELL, it's time to get back on the bandwagon!! I have several from last week and a few from before...

TODAY (Wednesday)
What I'm Wearing:
Blazer - Chico's (last year)
Sweater Turtleneck - Thrifted
Pearl Necklace - Thrifted
Slacks - JCP
Boots - Uggs
What I'm Wearing:
Hoodie - Chico's Feb 2013
Flower / Pearl Necklace - Maurices
Jeans - Chico's
Boots - Uggs
What I'm wearing:
Vest - Marshall's
3/4 Sleeve T-Neck Sweater - Chico's
Necklaces - thrifted / Target
Belt - Chico's
Leggings - Chico's
Sandals - Thrifted (new)
SUNDAY (trying the new trend of mixing camo and leopard)
What I'm wearing:
Leopard Scarf - Fam Dollar (BEST PLACE for accessories on the cheap cheap)
Camo Thermal - Thrifted
Hydraulic Skirt - Thrifted
Sneakers - Coach
Jacket - Kenneth Cole via Marshall's
Grey T-Shirt - Fam Dollar (for real)
Necklace - Macy's
Jeans -Hydraulic - Macy's
Boots - Ugg
(below pic SAME deets minus the jacket obviously)

What I'm wearing:
Chambray button down - Chico's
Long Necklace - Chico's (its really a rope belt I tied into a knot and wore as a necklace - YEP)
Short Necklace / Earrings - Dots
Sequin Tank - Dots
Black Cargo pants - Chico's
Sandals - Thrifted (new)

What I'm wearing:
Necklace - Chico's
Vest - Chaps for Ralph Lauren via Kohls
Belt - Chico's
Skirt - Chico's
Boots - OLD

Necklace - Thrifted
Vest - Chico's
Long Sleeve - Target
Belt - Chico's
Skirt - Thrifted
Boots - Chico's
A few weeks ago..
What I'm wearing:
Vest - Chaps Ralph Lauren for Kohl's
Bears Thermal - Thrifted
Black Cargo Pants - Chico's
Sandals - Thrifted (new)

***My HOPE was by wearing a vest I could sport my home team pride on sunday and STILL look polished and put together...I liked the look...I'd do it again ***

Off to see what y'all wore!! It's been AGES!! See something you liked?!?! Leave some comment's always fun to see what YOU think!