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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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High five me, I've got both the national and Washington state broker's exam behind me! First off, lets talk test taking for the ...ehem...mature gals (and guys) out there...I am not quite sure what happens to us as we age,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2018 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Thanks Sheri and Marm! Yes, it made a night and day difference. The room went from having a dark hole to a lighter feel, and I am a happy girl, for sure! Oh Marm, I hear you loud and clear on the procrastinating thing. I have no idea why it is so hard for me to get a project out of my head, and into my home. Unlike you though, I struggle to finish up the details once I see a vague look at how the finished project will look...anyone else that way?????
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I recently (over the course of a couple of weeks, during breaks from studying for you-know-what) created a basket that I donated as a silent auction item for an upcoming breast cancer fundraiser in mid May, and I thought I'd... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2018 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Thanks Teena and Lori! Oh Lori, you are SO RIGHT about ALL OF THIS being a lack of confidence thing! And, that's so funny to me, because it's usually only paint, which is ALWAYS changeable, for not too much money! The more projects I do though, the more brave I feel for the next project......
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(Anyway, it feels like I am!)....with two (small-ish-but-with-big-impact!) home projects busted out in the last seven days. A couple of days before I took on painting the brick on the fireplace, I used my study breaks to paint the inside... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2018 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Thanks Gail, and thanks for the lime washing tip too!
Thank you, Cheryl, Dori, and Sue! I am ALWAYS so surprised when I complete a project, at just how unfinished the "before" project or room looks....ugh. I'm inspired to get on the home project bandwagon again!
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...and in less than an hour of actual work-time, I might add. I have a substantially long laundry list of home projects that have been on my to-to list, and in the back of my mind for some time now.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2018 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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I scored a vintage folding-wheeled laundry basket (minus the old fabric laundry basket that hung in the center) at the Monticello Yard Sale a couple of weeks ago, even though at the time I had no idea what I would... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2018 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Thanks, Marm!
Thanks ladies!
I AM gonna do it, and thanks for the support, Jeni!
Glad you are enjoying the feature, Gayla, Jeni, and Kris! I too love looking at other people's home decor (Love driving and seeing into a livingroom window in the evening time...not nosy, just hints of decorating stuff!) and I especially love seeing what people do in smaller homes, apartments, mobile homes, you name it!
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A pretty gift wrap job doesn't have to have a huge bow, and printed gift wrap to be memorable. I wrapped a housewarming gift a couple of weeks ago, and I decided to add a great quote to the package.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2018 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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(**I actually do not typically listen to rap, except at occasional stop lights when my window is down and the car next to me has it going on, but those chorus lyrics really hit home with me this week.) Up... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2018 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Thank you, Cheryl and Kathy, for reading, and taking the time to post! I thrilled that you enjoyed the Humble Abode idea, and I agree wholeheartedly with you that Cindy's home and style are lovely. (And yes, so is her hair!)