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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.
Recent Activity
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The little wine bar transformation didn't take too much effort at all, to take it from a generic-big-box-store-wine-bar to a industrial-farmhouse-just-the-right-amount-of-rustic-wine-bar. You know, I am really a cottage style girl, but I appreciate and enjoy farmhouse decor in other people's... Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Almost. So... I ran to the grocery store last Friday afternoon to pick up a few things, and there it was, out in front, just to the left of the main entrance. The scene stopped me dead in my tracks,... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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I ended up working last night on my booth space for a few hours, and then needed to go back this morning to finish up, so this morning's post is now coming to you at 1:00 in the afternoon. Here... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Today is the last day of my 25% off everything in my booth sale at Camas Antiques, as my last chance to clear out and make room because tonight I'll be down at the shop doing a major re-do. I've... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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It's no secret that I love old, chippy, vintage treasures, as well as using those kinds of things in unique ways, staging them creatively in my home, and in my booth. Because of my passion for junk, I have had... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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I created a woodland theme banner for a baby shower for a family member, and wanted t share how it came out. I'm loaning out my Camp Cupcake plaid rag banner as well, to use as an additional bit of... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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I was gonna do a post day with some Valentine's Day ideas, but the weekend just kind of slipped by me, in a restful-relaxing-over-the-top-exciting-end-of-a-ball-game, and that post didn't happen. (Sometimes you just need to be present in the moment and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2018 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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The train ride to Seattle was nothing like what I had imagined, but so much fun, and completely relaxing yesterday. I am positive pretty sure I was expecting the Orient Express, with deep navy blue velvet drapes on all of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2018 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Squeeeeeeeeee.....! I'm leaving this morning with my daughter to go on my first-ever real take-a-trip-by-train trip. We are going up to Seattle (about three hours) to visit my oldest girlfriend, who is up from wet and rainy southern California on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2018 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
A second mini-post of the day to piggy back onto today's post... First of all, thank you so much for all of the ideas and suggestions and questions surround what business or business I am referring to when I consider... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2018 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Thank you so much for your input, Jackie and Cheryl!
Toggle Commented Jan 10, 2018 on What's in a name? at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Before I begin today's blog post, I want to thank each and every one of you that left me encouraging comments here on my blog, or Facebook, or messenger!!!! Oh, the love! It warmed my heart and it is comforting... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2018 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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And some days I am more okay with that than others. When you're out of work not by choice, that's how it is, I think. I have faith that everything will work out, because...well, because I have faith. While searching... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2018 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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...is that you can get as creative-and-crafty (or not!) as you like, and you can make multiple creations from a single design! I am knee deep in Valentine idea development for my etsy shop, and there is glitter, and snips... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2018 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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#weeklywordstoliveby #hello2018 Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2018 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Last night I fluffed my booth at Camas Antiques, and actually took more out than I added in, (as you can see by these photos...) so I will be popping back in there later today to finish stocking up with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2018 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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As I said in yesterday's post, Camp Cupcake 2017 had to be postponed from summer's end, until mid-December. During the original planning stages, I decided it would be fun to bring on my two oldest grand babes (Carter and Isabelle,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2018 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Twenty Seventeen was a crazy year, and my annual Camp Cupcake ended up getting postponed last-minute due to a terrible cold bug hitting part of the campers the week of camp. Instead of being Labor Day weekend, we opted for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2018 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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...and I am excited to put my plans into action! This will be the first time I have ever attempted to use an actual written-out-goal-setting-calendar-notebook type structured set up, and getting used to checking my planner to see what I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2018 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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I love the fresh clean slate a new year represents, and I especially like new year's day, because, I always use it as my last day to veg on the sofa, watch mindless TV, and eat the last of the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2018 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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#campcupcake #lovemesomegrandbabes #trulyblessed #countyourblessings Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2017 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Thanks for all of the comments and encouragement ladies! (and Ralph!) Julie, I already made the mistake of leaving my booth space once, (When I left the first time, from my big booth) and learned what you did- it fills a HUGE creative spot in my soul! My space size now is perfect for me, and I know I need to stay put...but the flip side is, as you said, that I do not make big money there. I WILL keep working at all of the avenues for my paper craft and booth business, just like Col. Sanders...thanks so much for the encouraging words, and for continuing to read my blog! Tracey
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I have a dear friend flying in on New Year's Eve morning and I've been busy around here taking Christmas decorations down, (The poor Christmas tree was so dry that I fear I will be vacuuming up pine needles through... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2017 at Notes from A Cottage Industry