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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 know, you're thinking I barely got settled in downstairs. And you are probably thinking I need to make up my mind once and for all about being a junker. And I did just that, when I moved into my... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Thanks for the comments, girls! Yes, Lindsey is my first born (She has two boys and our little number 9, my second grad daughter.) The bed in the phopt is my guest room. At Christmas time I have a string of mittens above the pillows, and for the fourth I dismantled little thirty nine cent flags from the grocery store to create a new banner...... Tracey
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...or should I say re-doing? So, I shared an idea back a couple of weeks ago on printing photos in engineered print mode from Staples. (Right here. Remember?) Well, more than a couple of you asked if the child in... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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I'm late in sharing this latest printable banner kit because that just seems to be how I roll anymore. I have more ideas than time it seems. And I suffer from a condition know as "Yes-I'd-love-to-do-that" which keeps me in... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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...er...dessert. You know how there are desserts, like cheesecake, or cupcakes, or ice cream, and then there are desserts that bring back feelings of comfort, like when you were a kid? Well, for me, banana pudding with Nilla wafers and... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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The housing market has gone completely bonkers here in the Pacific Northwest (again....) and it's a seller's market, with homes going faster than the realtors can get the signs in the yard. Because of this, families shopping for homes are... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2016 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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**Disclaimer: Shameless Gramma brag post today.** (Judi Barbara, you've asked for more pictures of the grands, and so, today, this is for especially for you.) Number Nine, also known as Miss Natalie Rose, has recently discovered her hands, and more... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2016 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Um...yeah. While motor home camping last weekend, our friends were bidding online on some items at an auction going on in Portland, and before I knew it, I was looking through the online catalogue of items. It ranged from large... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2016 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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I made some thank you cards for one of my soon-to-be-bride friends to use, and they were so easy that I thought I'd share them with you today. I printed a single line on the computer cardstock in my cheesy... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2016 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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I was off on a motor home camp out all weekend, and when I returned home to my little cottage last night, something seemed...different. Do you see anything...ehem...unusual in the photo above? (Click to enlarge it) I thought, "I think... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2016 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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You can make anything nice fabulous, and take ordinary to extraordinary by simply adding a few personal touches. My latest case in point would be the wedding shower beach bag I ordered from etsy for my sweet friend who will... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2016 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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A couple of years ago, when I went to Kauai with my best friend since fifth grade, I got some pretty adorable vintage look wooden post cards. I planned to use them as coasters for beverages. But I never got... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2016 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Monica, I got the checked curtains from Country Curtains. I love them! Tracey
I used colored pencils to color the picture. (68 cents at Walmart for 12 pencils!)You lucky girl, having a family member in an old patriotic photo! I'd love to see it!! Tracey
Thanks Cheryl! Tracey
You go, Mary! I'm glad I inspired you! Tracey
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I'm adding touches of red, white, and blue to my cottage with the 4th of July just a few weeks away, and I wanted a statement piece for my mantel. I found a vintage photo of a sweet little guy... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2016 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Oh!!!! Thank you for pointing it out! I had NOT noticed! I need to correct that one! LOL! Tracey
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I've been working on several fun crafty projects lately for two different girlfriends who are engaged. My fabulous hairstylist saw an idea on Pinterest she was wanting to do to invite her nearest and dearest friends (and sister) to be... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2016 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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The only thing that flies by faster than the weekend, is during a great vacation. First, I experience the glorious anticipation of the vacation getaway, followed by the actual trip, and then, somehow (always much faster than expected) it is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2016 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Well, all I know is...I will probably never eat another steak! LOL!