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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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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 3 hours ago 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 yesterday 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 2 days ago 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 3 days ago at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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This past weekend I had the privilege to spent the weekend with some people I am blessed to call good friends, as we went on a trip out of town to celebrate a milestone birthday. I baked cookies and cupcakes... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Be still my grand-babe lovin' heart. Number nine is expected to arrive in January! We do not know yet if the little peanut is a he or a she, but my heart is all a'flutter, just the same! Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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I took a quick trip through my favorite shopping spot in all of the Pacific Northwest, Camas Antiques, during the day that we spent at the Camas Car Show, and I wanted to share a few bits of eye candy....... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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There, I said it. And, you're probably not surprised at all. (I say after all,because you've never seen me write about any upcoming half-marathons, or athletic shoe purchases, or even a Zumba class for that matter.) (Okay, I do think... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
CathyS...I am unsure what the trouble is. I do not have an iPad...anyone else out there able to help Cathy??? As for the other question, I have edited my post to reflect more detailed instructions...hopefully making things more clear. Tracey
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So, I did up a chalkboard easel to share all of the engine details about Old Blue at car shows, and a few people wrote to me, wanting to know how I did it. First of all, it looks like... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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The weather here has been fabulous (now that we’ve cooled down from our record breaking heat.) and I have been tinkering a bit on my small patio area. Down the road I will have a deck or patio on the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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This past weekend my old blue 1952 Chevy Pickup made it debut ay the Camas Car Show. I wanted to add a lil' sumthin' sumthin' to make old Blue stand out a bit in the crowd. I went to the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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I’m giving you all a little break from my laundry room today, for one of my Traceyville versions of If you give a Moose a Muffin” stories…. I have been having wi-fi issues and had to have the cable guy... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
I meant to share the paint color yesterday and forgot..sorry girls! It is very, very similar to my old color on Norman Drive (In the Biggest Little City) and I have a link on my sidebar to that color.... Here it is: http://acottageindustry.typepad.com/a_cottage_industry/2007/10/another-little-.html That being said, the old paint is Behr (my fave) and the new color is Sherwin Williams recipe...I will share tonight! Tracey
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Mmmmm hmmm. For at least another one or two posts, anyway, because.... A. That is what is going on in my life this week each night after work, and, B. I am completely enamored with the way it is coming... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
"Good enough". I LIKE that term! Yes, that is what it is! It looks fine, and no one has to see a badly damaged door knob hole, but later, when I DO have time, I re-address it, and I can do something great!
Thanks girls....I LOVE the idea of adding pictures with magnets! I will have to decide exactly which photos!
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One of the items on my to-do list in the laundry room was to add a board and batten wall treatment to one of the walls. You see, sometime before I came to rescue this little cottage, a door knob... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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(And I have found my home project mojo!) I haven't made a whole lot of progress on my new-to-me cottage because I seem to be easily sidetracked by life's little fun activities. (Little league, trips to vintage flea markets, motorcycle... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Hope you're staying cool, and enjoying the day! Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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I have been smitten for quite a number of years with a very specific old-school champagne glass. They were most assuredly never pricey, even when they were first on the market. Made from a fairly heavy, thick glass, this coupe... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry