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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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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 yesterday 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 6 days ago at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Last Saturday I was over hangin' with the little men, and my Rock n' Roll Buddy surprised us all by rolling up on his motorcycle with a bag full of ice cold popsicles! We all know that there is nothing... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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There is power in looking silly and not caring that you do. Amy Poehler Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2014 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Aren't they charming?! I love them too!!! The curtains are in my daughter Lindsey's home...from World Market! Great look, great fabric, and best of all... great price! Here they are: (We got them on sale 25% off and 6 windows) http://www.worldmarket.com/product/white-smocked-top-curtain.do Tracey
Toggle Commented Jul 9, 2014 on Busy bees. at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Oooh, thank you, Stacey! I had a fabulous time helping to decorate and set up!
Toggle Commented Jul 8, 2014 on Busy bees. at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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The Saturday before last, I was in my glory, baking and dcorating the sweetest little cookies for the baby shower brunch my daughter was hosting, and I just had to share. The baby shower theme was "Mama-to-Bee" which you might... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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It is the sweet simple things in life which are the real ones after all. Laura Ingalls Wilder Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2014 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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You might remember that a couple of summers ago I helped with a Mama-to-bee themed baby shower for one of my daughters. Now that very same daughter is hosting a baby shower with the Bee theme for a girlfriend and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Together is where the magic lives. Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2014 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Oh, so very much. He would almost rather read his books than play with his bulldozers and diggers, and cars. Almost. His Mama takes him to the wonderful library here in Vancouver, Washington, and he loves every minute of it.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2014 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Thanks Jeni!!! Ohmygosh! I am right there with you on the workout motivation challenge! Tracey Sent from my iPhone
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And we've got the sign to prove it. Way back in the summer of twenty-ten, I found part of an old headboard at the Goodwill Bins Outlet, and I just knew it would make a fabulous sign for me to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2014 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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I know I have said this more than once, but life these days (for me, anyway) seems to be so busy, and so full, and it seems that there never are enough hours in the day to fit in everything... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2014 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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I have been meaning to share the incredibly fabulous wooden placemats my daughter made for Christmas. (We do a family secret Santa sort of gift swap, and I got them!) She's quite the carpenter, and she said these were a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2014 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Yes, it's another (long awaited, I am sure...yes?) completely Shameless Gramma Cupcake Brag Post. (I am so very, very blessed!) I managed to snap a few pictures of our newest family member last time I was at his home. (The... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2014 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Have you seen it? That little counter on the sidebar over there? The one that reads "Countdown to KAUAI...ALOHA"? Mmmm hmmm. It seems that 2014 is going to be my year of travel. Hawaii is my next travel destination. (Squeeeeel!)... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2014 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Did you know that? I only just found out yesterday myself when a coworker at work alerted the team. He's bringing in donuts from Portland's world famous Voodoo Donuts and was taking requests. I said no thanks. I shouldn't. But... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2014 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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It's June. Already. For some reason I didn't see that coming. We spent a good portion of this past weekend prepping the backyard for summer. Oh, how I have been craving summer. My mind wanders to grilled suppers on the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2014 at Notes from A Cottage Industry