Sassy and Shabby

For the love of all things Vintage

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

THRIFTY TUESDAY Garage Sale FRAME and Feathers

SO, summer's come to a close and we in the blog world (and real life) are getting all stoked for FALL!!!! I was able to spend ONE day garage sale-ing and it was SO WORTH it - I hit the JACKPOT!!! THIS was my haul.....

I LOVED this gold ornate frame

And the price was RIGHT!!!!!

I removed the velvet poem and added white cardstock

Used gold stripe washi tape to adhere the feathers

I replaced my summer bathroom decor

Moved the basket down, hung the framed feathers

Anytime the kids and I are out on a walk we collect feathers...SO the cost of this project was .25 as I had everything else on hand
What have YOU done with feathers?!?!?!

Monday, September 29, 2014


The tissue paper tassel garland has been ALL OVER Pinterest and blogland SO I have not re-invented the wheel....I've just added a few twists to the general concept....

CHRISTMAS Garland (with gold glitter bows and vintage tinsel garland below)

VALENTINE's DAY Garland...I simply added glittered chipboard hearts....

For fall I wanted some Black and White and earthy ingredients in the mix...

So armed with a cuppa coffee I got started making black and white polka dot tassels

I hang the wooden beaded garland (my natural element) and below I hung the tassel garland (the only new addition to the tassel garland was the black N white polka dots and I removed the gold glitter bows...

The beads now looked bare and I knew I had to add SOMETHING...maybe some glittered leaves?!?!?
Maybe glittered letters that spell out AUTUMN?!?!? YES! I think that's the ticket!! And maybe still add a glittered leaf or two. Do YOU have a fall garland?!?!?

Friday, September 26, 2014


Late to the party I know!! Can we call it "fashionably late"?!?!?! I LOVE to link up with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy for ideas and inspiration!!
Having my lil photog back at school is cramping my style!! It's hard to get my daily pics!!

 What I'm wearing:
Leopard Blazer - Chico's
Black T-Shirt - Chico's
Necklace - Chico's
Earrings - wal-mart
Jeans - Chico's
Sandals - Macy's via Ebay

(case in point re missing my outfit is in 2 pics #lemmetakeaselfie)
 What I am wearing:
STATEMENT Necklace - Walmart
T-Neck Sweater - Chico's
Jeans - Chico's
Wedges - Thrifted

What I'm wearing:
Jacket - Thrifted
Stripe Shirt - Chico's
Necklace - Chico's
Jeans - Chico's
Booties - Target
What I'm Wearing:
Tunic - Target (actually is animal print tone on tone which can't be seen in this pic)
Tassel Necklace - Thrifted
Purple Jeggings - Chico's (PERFECT for all my daughters sporting events since her school colors and purple and gold)
Sandals - Macys via ebay

OFF to see what you all wore!! I've been a busy lil bee all over blog world - LOTS of fall home tours - SWOON!! If ya saw something you liked, leave me a comment :)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


Linking up with The Pleated Poppy for WIWW

 What I'm wearing:
Necklace - Thrifted
Chambray Button Down - Chico's
Black Tank - Chico's
Belt - Chico's
Skirt - Shop and Swap
 What I'm wearing:
Denim Jacket - OLD(like 1999 old) Wal-Mart
Black Tie-Front Shirt - Chico's
Necklace - Chico's
Pants - Thrifted (Mimi Maternity - NO, I'm NOT pregnant BUT they are a FAB fit and have a button and zip....just keepin it real people...just keepin it real)
Sandals - Macy's

FRIDAY - a cool crisp day of errands and I couldn't WAIT to bust out the boots!!
 What I'm wearing:
Scarf - Fam Dolla
Skull Necklace - Coach
Grey Tunic Sweater - Wal-mart
Leggings - Kohl's
Boots - Target
 What I'm wearing:
Necklace - Macy's
Sweater - Chico's
Tank - Chico's
Jeans - Chico's
Sandals - Macy's via Ebay
 What I'm wearing:
Necklace - Chico's
Chambray Button Down - Chico's
Black Sweater Vest - Lane Bryant
Belt - Chico's
Animal Print Leggings - Chico's
Boots - Famous Footwear (Madden Girl) I looked ALL OVER for these boots last winter (Target and Wal-mart BOTH carried a version very similar and I could never find them..on a whim in Feb I was in Famous Footwear and BOOM! there they were)

 What I'm wearing:
Jacket - Chico's
Leopard Shirt - JcPenny
Necklace - Target
Jeans - Chico's
Sandals - Macy's via ebay
What I'm Wearing:
Jacket -Chico's
Leopard Tank - Gifted
Jeans - Chico's
Sandals - Target
Purse - Michael Kors

Do YOU ever notice similar colors or styles in your wardrobe for the week when you post you WIWW pics?!?!? For example as I posted I noticed a denim theme (the chambray button down, jeans and denim jacket) and animal print....Off to see what YOU wore this week

Saturday, September 13, 2014

A Day In The Life...2 Week Catch Up

It's been a crazy last couple of weeks with the kids back in school - keeping track of their busy schedules and my own - phew!! SO, I was just going to start fresh here and only do this weeks "A Day In The Life" BUT then I realized I had a buncha pics...So here we go...

Friday Night Lights....My daughter and her boyfriend 

Caramel Brulee Shake from Arby's

Busted out the Rain Boots one day

Bloody Mary's with my homegurl....

LOVE that it's in a mason jar....I always notice presentation 


We're gettin fancy up in these here parts....our Target is getting a Starbucks INSIDE

Went to the Beloit Farmers Market last Saturday and I can't say ENOUGH about how enjoyable it was....FAB old architecture....

A coffee cup sculpture outside a local coffee shop

FALL is in the air....

Ice Cream


While homecoming dress shopping (which is a nightmare) I stopped to check out the shoes - OMG...SWOON....Not sure which I HEART more - the leopard loafers or the GORGEOUS taupe boots - I'd go with boot - I'd wear them WAY more...these were Coach....I LOVE that they are getting classic-ly edgy....
 These FAB lil babies are Michael Kors RAIN boots...they are slightly above the ankle SO PERFECT for almost everyone....

The circus came to town and set up right in my backyard 

Enjoyed a GORGEOUS Sunday and grilled out....

The Farmers Market was SO good, It made the cut for my mixed media journal (One day I will do a post dedicated entirely to that)

TRYING to eat better and make better choices...the ONLY problem is I eat a nice lunch and then have a donut....BAD CHOICES....

Harvested a handfulla Cherry Tomatoes from my deck BEFORE the big freeze (temps dropped down to the 40's this week)

SEE, another example of trying to make good choices.....

 Then We had THIS for dinner (this was actually a frozen pizza that I doctored up with some fresh basil from my deck, red pepper flakes and parmesan) I guess it wasn't that bad....the pizza was really thin...BUT the Italian Meat prob wasn't the best health wise

These GORG babies were outside my local supermarket....I ADORE the vibrant color....lest you be fooled- these are NOT mum's they are Asters....picked up a few smaller ones to pop into my fall urns (which I hope to get planted maybe tomorrow)

Worked on a few artsy projects yesterday...

What have YOU been up to!?!?! I'm on the hunt for NEW blogs and NEW inspiration....leasve me YOUR link and a few of your faves!!!