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Tracey Buxton
Camas, Washington
...living a charmed life on a shoestring.
Interests: thrifting and yard saling, along with baking (Mostly, but not-only cupcakes!), painting vintage pieces of furniture and making my home a perfect nest.
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Well, I sold my Bug and I am officially using Old Blue as my daily driver. It's turning out to be a LOVE-hate relationship. I love how cute the old blue '52 is, and how people wanna give me thumbs... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Believe there is good in the world. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Yeah, baby. Tonight the Legion of Boom kick things off with a home game against the Packers, and we'll be kicking the season off here at home, with a few (Twelve? Fourteen? Oh, I've lost count.) of our friends crammed... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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When I was out thrifting this past weekend, I scored a set of the most charming parfait glasses, and I could hardly wait to break them in. I whipped up a batch of banana pudding parfaits, which until recently, I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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.....and it only cost me $1.99. Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2014 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Let us realize that the priveledge to work is a gift, that the power to work is a blessing, and that the love of work is success. (David McKay) Hope you are enjoying a spectacular Labor Day weekend! Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2014 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Ha! Yes, they are called "Boxer-Briefs" oddly enough. My grandsons wear them already! LOL!
Thanks Jessica! Good golly..... under..ware? Oh, underwear. About the time you commented, my own Mother sent me a text saying exactly the same thing!
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Ohmygosh. Where did the time go? Can it really be..? My two first-born grands, just a month apart, are heading off to kindergarten. Their respective younger brothers are heading off to pre-school. Oh, I am so excited for them all!... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Jeni, I LOVE your shower curtain pillow idea! I will have to remember that! I didn't know you could buy a remote power thing...we have the clear lights in our trees as well, but I have a cord going over to the house. I will be stopping by Lowe's! Thanks for sharing those great ideas! Tracey
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Oh, how I enjoy sitting out on the deck on these beyond warm (it hit 100 here today, which is extreme for the Pacific Northwest!) August evenings. I convinced my Rock n' Roll Buddy that we needed a shed last... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
The photo is the St. Regis Hotel in Princeville on Kauai! We actually stayed at the Westin Hotel next door, which was mainly luxury timeshares, and a sister hotel to the St. Regis.....both properties were fabulous!
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We spent last weekend at Hot August Nights in the biggest little city. Oh my. Over 10,000 cars on display all over Reno and Sparks, everywhere you looked. I have experienced Hot August Nights many, many, many times, as I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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There are no shortage of chickens and roosters on the island of Kauai, and I got a little..fixated on snapping pictures of them. Such charming little creatures. You may know that my affection for chickens is not really new, as... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Wha...?! It's over?! Say it ain't so. (Insert huge bewildered sigh here.) (True confession here, there is a teeny-tiny part of me is incredibly homesick. Do you feel that way at the end of a trip? So sad for it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2014 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Oh, I could wander through the isles of Camas Antiques each and every day and find something new to make me smile. Truly, the eye candy never disappoints. Never ever. There is always inspiration, and mind-boggling creativity that I can... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2014 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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And special. Summer has arrived at last here in the Pacific Norhwest, and at our house, that means cool and refreshing salads on the back deck for dinner a lot of evenings. I chill our salad bowls in the freezer,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at Notes from A Cottage Industry