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“Owl” have to keep this
By     |    Jun 14, 2016
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“Owl” have to keep this

I bought this lovely Sam Wilson tea towel at Cornflower and Calico, a beautifully curated housewares shop in the lovely village of Stroud, in Gloucestershire, England, to have “on hand” for a gift…turns out that gift was actually destined for myself. Once I had it in my kitchen, I couldn’t just let it leave. Sorry, whoever may have been my next pick – I’ll try to make it up to […]

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My Salute to Pain Au Chocolat
By     |    Jan 19, 2012
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My Salute to Pain Au Chocolat

Or, “croissants with a bunch of yummy chocolate in the middle” if you prefer. Either way…heaven! Thankfully, they are becoming more common here in the States. I find it incredibly hard to turn down a chance to buy one, even if it’s from a chain store and not a cute bakery somewhere.  A not-so-hot pain au chocolat is still miles better than just about anything else, and I will gladly […]

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Things That Make Me Happy: Panning for Gold on the NYC Streets
By     |    Jan 3, 2012
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Things That Make Me Happy: Panning for Gold on the NYC Streets

This video makes me want to get out there and pan myself! Which is bat-guano level crazy, most likely. But what an interesting story! A big thanks to my main squeeze, Nick, for sharing. Good luck with the gold rush, XXOO Sassy G.

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Parody Song Lyrics: You’ve Got a Frenemy
By     |    Oct 31, 2011
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Parody Song Lyrics: You’ve Got a Frenemy

So, here’s a confession. I love pretending I’m Weird Al. I love singing, and almost as much, I love purposefully butchering songs. Here’s one I came up with in the car with Nick. Don’t take it personally…it’s not about you….it’s about someone else. I pinky swear. Ahem. Sung to the tune of Randy Newman’s, “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” from Toy Story You’ve got a frenemy You’ve got a […]

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Lil’ Roni: Fuzzy Gangsta Cover Star
By     |    Jul 27, 2011
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Lil’ Roni: Fuzzy Gangsta Cover Star

Okay, if you EVER wondered…which city has the most adorable pets magazine?…you may now rest your weary grey cells. It’s Tulsa, OK. What is it that makes it the most adorable? Is it that the photographer actually captured what appears to be a smile on the strawberry-gnawing cutie’s little guinea lips? Or, the fact that Ronnie is looking into the camera, as if he knew it was his moment to […]

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Vintage Confections
By     |    May 6, 2011
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Vintage Confections

I just had to give a shout out to a fellow confectioner on Etsy…I haven’t ordered any of these (yet!) but I love the great shapes and flavors they are offering. It’s hard to know what to try first…sea salted caramels? Mustache-shaped lollipops (yes, you read that right)? Perhaps some beautiful robin’s-egg-blue lollis? Mmmm. I try to minimize buying extras like this, but if I was going to make an […]

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By     |    Apr 22, 2011
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Like/Dislike Stamps

Make it clear why you left the random article or message on your colleague’s work desk (or just use them for easy notation on staff meeting agendas) with these fun stamps. And, with the “dislike” button, you get twice the functionality (with paper and ink) over Facebook’s own features. Just when are they going to provide a dislike button, anyways? Or, as my friend Kris suggested, a “Meh.” button… Check […]

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Webster’s Pictorial Curiosities
By     |    Mar 25, 2011
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Webster’s Pictorial Curiosities

I saw this book at the Paper Source on Wednesday, and it shall be mine. Mind you, I didn’t buy it…yet. But it’s officially on my Amazon Wishlist. (Cough, cough. Is anyone married to me reading this? I’m just sayin’.) Not only is it a terrific book to flip through coffee-table-book-style, but I am trying to learn to draw better and this sort of visual guide is invaluable when you […]

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By     |    Mar 9, 2011
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Inspirational Movie Scenes for Spring Cleaning

The world of cinema is a huge playground for the imagination, so it makes sense that we should watch a tearjerker film when we are in need of catharsis through a good cry, a romantic film when we are feeling, well, ready for romance, etc. But what about good, old-fashioned cleaning inspiration? Never fear, Sassy’s got ya’ back with my “top movie cleaning scenes.” First, my self-imposed rules for what […]

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By     |    Feb 25, 2011
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When a Coerced, Nude President Was First Interviewed by a Female Journalist

How did I get through so many years of school without hearing this hilarious “presidential history” anecdote about John Quincy Adams and Anne Royall? According to the story, Adams (son of John Adams) customarily took a nude early morning swim in the Potomac River. Anne Royall, the first U.S. female professional journalist (i.e. did it as her occupation, for which she earned her living), knew of his 5 a.m. swims. […]

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