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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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Such was the case a month or so ago. You might remember this post, where I shared the awesome award I presented to a teammate at work for her efforts in raising the bar on remarkable. Even prior to that... Continue reading
Posted 21 hours ago at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Who would have known installing a simple door could take so many tries? Two weeks ago I shared that I was all hoopty-doo'd about getting a charming glass window paned door installed between my kitchen and laundry room, and it... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Sometimes when you're out thrifting, you find things that are so perfect for someone, that it makes your entire day. Last Saturday, I was out and about, yard saling with one of my favorite thrifting friends, and one of those... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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I have the grandest of plans down the road for my outdoor living and entertaining space that is overflowing with charm, and style, and creativity. So fabulous are these plans that I struggled with exactly how to set up and... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Recently I spent yesterday afternoon with my daughter, hitting every thrift shop in the area. It had been far to long since I spent an afternoon like this, and it was such fun to search for treasures at each stop.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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With the first two grands loosing their first tooth just a week apart (and six more grands following behind them...) I'd say the Tooth Fairy can rest easy, knowing she has job security. Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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First ever warning sign at the entrance to a yard sale last Saturday.... ...and.... .......I am still wondering what the heck an ingerie is. Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Picnics do not necessarily have to take place on an afternoon, in a park, with a blanket and a picnic basket. I myself have done before dawn picnics, as well as late night sofa picnics, as alternatives to the expected... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Oh my. As I entered the grocery store this morning to grab a cuppa something with my garage saling friend, we were met head on with this incredible display of flowers and balloons. Quite literally floor to ceiling. Ca-razy, and... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Seriously, how is it that everything in there is just a buck? I was in there a week or so ago, and I spotted the new summer outdoor (to me anyway) entertaining items. So sunny, and fun, and cheery, and... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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I fear we have officially left the teeny-tiny-baby stage in my family, and I for one, am not ready. How did they all get so big, so fast? Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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I keep an arsenal of spur-of-the-moment-ready-to-make-or-bake comfort foods in my pantry. Don't get me wrong, I love to cook and bake, but if a mix is aaaah-mazing enough to taste like scratch, I'm gonna keep some in my cupboard for... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Darn that Facebook, anyway. I thought I had sworn off online shopping (I was very nearly needing a twelve step program...) and then I see this on some friend of a friends Facebook post that landed on my wall. It... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Oh, Diana! Thank you for your loyal readership and more importantly, your online friendship! You made my day! Tracey
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So, yeah. As you can see, that didn't happen. (Yet.) ( What hasn't happened yet is my new, charming fifteen window door that I was going to share with all of you, as it was scheduled to be installed in... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Aurgh. I wrote an entire post last night just before midnight, and when I went to save it...typepad had some sort of hiccup, and ate up my post. So maddening. (Trust me, it was a fabulous post, full of hilarious... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Have you tried them?! They're potato chips melt-in-your-mouth-think-you-died-and-went-to-heaven's answer to kettle corn. (Sweet Potatoes to be specific.) Mmmm. Mmmm. Mmmm, mmmm, mmmm. If lovin' them is wrong I don't wanna be right. Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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...or so it would seem. (at least at our Bake Off.) (And..ehem..yes, we are still rambling on about the fun-and-fabulous Bake Off at my workplace.) Seriously, what did we do before slow cookers? (If you're old enough to remember the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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We held our Chili-Mac b' Cheese-Dessert Bake Off Monday, and it's official. My efforts (and trial run through of the recipe on the weekend) proved to me that the name of the mac n' cheese recipe I used is true.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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So, I told you that I spearheaded a plan rather last minute-like, to put on a Chili-Mac-n'-Cheese-Dssert Bake Off. I myself planned on entering some sort of cup cakes. (That was a given.) And then I decided to make and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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I am not sure I mentioned that my team at work decided we would take turns by month being in charge of adding fun and value to the team, and the other folks we work with. (Did I share that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry