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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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Be still my heart. A guy who buys you flowers, and jewelry, and expensive bottles of wine is nice, but give me the guy who picks up a couple of Almond Joys while he's in the grocery, and pops 'em... Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Well, not only china, but dishes, and table ware of any and all sorts. If you’ve been reading my blog from back in the early days, you might remember that I have a thing for dishes. I thought I gotten... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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I shared a while back that I'm hosting my second annual Camp Cupcake for my Grands at the end of July. I've been working on things for months now, (quite literally) and so I am feeling pretty organized, and prepared.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Seriously? I opened my latest issue of Romantic Homes magazine (One of my two subscriptions I still maintain as a quality of life thing. Pinterest is good, but I love me a good paper home decor magazine to take me... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2016 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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I had my booth full for the weekend shoppers at Camas Antiques, and ran down two separate times to restock and re-fluff.... I'll be back down there Wednesday night to add some new big pieces! Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2016 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Today I'm looking for beauty advice. On false eyelashes, specifically. (Don't laugh.) You might be wondering why a woman waits until she is closing in on sixty to try false eyelashes. Well, I am not entirely sure, as I have... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2016 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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I got moved into my new booth space last Friday, just in time for the holiday weekend. I didn't get it quite as full as I had hoped, but I was in a bit of a time crunch, since it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2016 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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I know, you're probably thinking I barely got settled in downstairs. And you are probably thinking I need to make up my mind once and for all about being a junker. And I did just that, when I moved into... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2016 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Thanks for the comments, girls! Yes, Lindsey is my first born (She has two boys and our little number 9, my second grad daughter.) The bed in the phopt is my guest room. At Christmas time I have a string of mittens above the pillows, and for the fourth I dismantled little thirty nine cent flags from the grocery store to create a new banner...... Tracey
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...or should I say re-doing? So, I shared an idea back a couple of weeks ago on printing photos in engineered print mode from Staples. (Right here. Remember?) Well, more than a couple of you asked if the child in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2016 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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I'm late in sharing this latest printable banner kit because that just seems to be how I roll anymore. I have more ideas than time it seems. And I suffer from a condition know as "Yes-I'd-love-to-do-that" which keeps me in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2016 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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...er...dessert. You know how there are desserts, like cheesecake, or cupcakes, or ice cream, and then there are desserts that bring back feelings of comfort, like when you were a kid? Well, for me, banana pudding with Nilla wafers and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2016 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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The housing market has gone completely bonkers here in the Pacific Northwest (again....) and it's a seller's market, with homes going faster than the realtors can get the signs in the yard. Because of this, families shopping for homes are... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2016 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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**Disclaimer: Shameless Gramma brag post today.** (Judi Barbara, you've asked for more pictures of the grands, and so, today, this is for especially for you.) Number Nine, also known as Miss Natalie Rose, has recently discovered her hands, and more... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2016 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Um...yeah. While motor home camping last weekend, our friends were bidding online on some items at an auction going on in Portland, and before I knew it, I was looking through the online catalogue of items. It ranged from large... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2016 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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I made some thank you cards for one of my soon-to-be-bride friends to use, and they were so easy that I thought I'd share them with you today. I printed a single line on the computer cardstock in my cheesy... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2016 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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I was off on a motor home camp out all weekend, and when I returned home to my little cottage last night, something seemed...different. Do you see anything...ehem...unusual in the photo above? (Click to enlarge it) I thought, "I think... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2016 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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You can make anything nice fabulous, and take ordinary to extraordinary by simply adding a few personal touches. My latest case in point would be the wedding shower beach bag I ordered from etsy for my sweet friend who will... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2016 at Notes from A Cottage Industry