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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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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 yesterday at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Six out of the eight Grands...the two youngest are not quite old enough.....let's just say, everybody needs to be potty trained for this camp! 5 boys and 1 girl....it's going to be such fun! The Sewing Queen (The Grands call her GG for Great grandma) will be assistant camp counselor and my Rock n' Roll buddy is in charge of the sing along around the camp fire Saturday night!
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(Inore my fence-board overstock pile there in the photo, please.) My fence is completed and I officially have a backyard, which is especially fabulous because my new, totally unlandscaped backyard is set to be the location for my upcoming Camp... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
I'm not sure...the Pinterest page I found it on linked back to a TUMBLER page.
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Time always gets away from me. I got the idea for Camp Cupcake way back in early June, when I went to the Farm Chicks Show with the Other Tracey. (So many great memories!!!) Fast forward (seemingly at the speed... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
ha! You're gonna have to wait and see...I have picked my paint color AND my front door.... !
Oh, my! What a lovely surprise to see a comment here from Susan Branch! I am all a-flutter! (Big smiles!)
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I took my camera with me Sunday night when my Rock n' Roll buddy and I went for a walk through my little neighborhood. I love this little slice of heaven that is planted right smack in Vancouver Washington. So... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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LOL! I doubt that ever crossed his sweet mind.... (Lest we ever forget he was the guy voted "Most Chrst-Like" in high school! Pretty hard to EVER beat THAT award!)
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...On the outside of my cottage, that is. Yesterday morning, right and early, my son-in-law arrived in a ginormous truck with all of the materials needed to build a privacy fence for my soon-to-be backyard. You see, my cottage is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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I want to say a huge thank you to all of you who put in your two cents on the paint color combo for my cottage. You will be happy to know that I have in fact, chosen a color... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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I'm hosting the first (hopefully) annual Camp Cupcake with the grands this Labor Day weekend! I got the idea at the Farm Chicks event with the Other Tracey. The theme for Farm Chicks this year was adventure, and Serena had... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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I have been helping my number two daughter and her family as they get ready to move, and I left work a little early last Friday to drive on out to the new place. In between unloading things, and cleaning... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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A couple of years ago I bought the cutest packing tape ever created on earth. And then I never used it. You see, here is how I typically roll: I always envision the way I am going to do some,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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I'm being very brave here today, and I am sharing photos of my cottage in it's current "Before" state. (Scary, I know.) I'm sharing this with you because I am at a stand-still trying to select a colorway for the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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I had a crazy weekend with not much computer time. (IF you commented or emailed, please be patient..I WILL respond!) In the meantime I wanted to share a quick post... Daughter number one score me a copy of the original... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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It's August, my friends! A fresh new month. Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Okay, that's not true. Daughter number two's family is moving and we are down to the wire, time wise. Otherwise we all would have been sipping lemonade inside the air-conditioned house. Before I share this entire post, let me back... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Life is hard, you know? Every one of us is fighting some sort of battle. I get the fact that we all need to remember that, and cut each other a little slack. I also realize in the scheme of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Forget the iPad, the Leap Pad, and Baby Einstein deluxe set. Number 6 is all about his tongs. He is currently into robots, and loves to put a colander on his head, and use his tongs to grab things, talking... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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....and if you're lucky, you might get a little Sumpin' Extra, too. I had an unusually lousy couple of days this week, and I arrived home after work the other day to find this in my fridge.... ....from daughter number... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry