This is Tracey Buxton's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Tracey Buxton's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
Tracey Buxton
Camas, Washington 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.
Recent Activity
I shared a few months back that grand-babe number nine was on the way. We now know that this latest little bundle of love is a girl! Baby number three for my oldest daughter and her husband, she will arrive... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Notes from A Cottage Industry
I couldn't possibly be prouder of my son today, as he completed office training for the Air Force and is now officially a 2nd Lieutenant in the Air Force. I have no idea where the time went, as it feels... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Can it really be October already? Autumn is my most favorite season, and I'm as ready as can be for it, with my pumpkin spice scented wax melts wafting through my cottage, firewood poised and ready for a fire in... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Oh, no worries, Tammy, you didn't upset me. I know you all feel like you knew Moose the way you all know me, so it was fine for you to ask! I will share more about the little dog later this week. (Her name is Petunia, and is called "Tuni" for short...she is seven years old...more to come!) Thank you ALL for continuing to read my blog!
...and we had to celebrate! One of my best gal-pals at work got engaged a couple of weeks ago while on vacation, and we decorated her desk ...and set up a spread of cuppy-cakes to celebrate the occasion. I have... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Notes from A Cottage Industry
No, Moose is not coming back. He needed a family at home, and a big yard, and lots of room to run around Re-homing Moose was the second hardest thing I have EVER gone through, even though to this day, I know with all my heart, it is what was best for him. (Doing the best thing for him didn't mean it was in any way easy for me.) Knowing how full his life became (and the blessing he was to the man in particular who adopted him) has always given me peace, knowing it was the right thing to do for Moose, whether my blog readers agree or not.
The tag was instructions for use. It read something along these lines: FIRE STARTER KIT Put one firestarter in the fireplace, beneath the grate. Add some newspaper and your logs on top of the grate. Light the fire starter. It will burn for a good long while, starting up your logs for a nice big fire. Tracey
I was lucky enough to get to explore a couple of incredible sops in the little town of Lafayette Oregon last Saturday. So much fun! Anyway, we were wandering around in a shop that was kind of half thrift store,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Ha! Thanks Nancy! That ad was a hoot! (And it seemed to be a real ad!) Thanks so much for sharing!
I know. New Year's Eve is three and a half months away. But, I'm working on adding some items to my easy shop, and now is the time to be planning ahead if you're wanting printables for the holidays, and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
I told myself that I was going to wait to decorate outside for autumn, because I am getting my cottage painted in a few weeks. I mean, why decorate when everything looks so weathered and sad out there? When I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
My cottage is waiting patiently for it's paint job, which has now been pushed back to the first week in October (I am praying for good weather for my painter-guys.) and in the last week I got my picket fence... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
One of my favorite friends from work loaned me her fire pit for Camp Cupcake, and I wanted to thank her, and I wanted my thank you to be related to the fire pit. First, I gathered some logs from... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Continued from yesterday.......... So, after lunch, it was time to create our peanut butter and birdseed bird feeders. Some of us were eating more peanut butter than putting it on our pinecones. Everyone wanted prime placement on the only tree... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Well Mom, you were there...what do you think? LOL!
The fun was non-stop, start to finish, at Camp Cupcake! Everyone checked out their goodie bags...(and made sure their flashlights worked...) We headed over to the big part of the yard for some fun. We began by gathering pinecones for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Oh, the fun we had! I thought I'd begin at the beginning, as I share the details of the first annual Camp Cupcake with my Grands. A Smokey The Bear sign greeted the campers on the front of the gate.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
LOVE your trophy story!!! And, it gives me an year at my CAMP CUPCAKE, I may need to incorporate trophies! (I'll begin my yrs sale/thrift store search now!)
I am quite sure I have shared before that nothing catapults me into action like a deadline. This past weekend was my last chance before my fun get together with the grands at Camp Cupcake, and I wanted to make... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry