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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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Thanks for sharing, Lori! I love those oddball holidays too!
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...and I am busy getting things ready for it, way into the night after work. If you're close by, it's a must-see event! Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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I am not sure if I have shared the little area between the dining patio on the side of my cottage, and the living room patio, behind my cottage. (I do not believe I have...) This is the area where... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2016 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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I told you I've been crazy busy, and part of what has been keeping me so busy is my grown up job. I'm currently working on spreading the word throughout my company about a program I run the recruiting end... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2016 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Hi Kay! IT was great fun! I am not sure I am THE expert on kitchen organizing, but I just may give it a shot! Thanks for the post idea! I'll see what I can come up with.... Tracey
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This has been one busy summer year, so far, with no signs of a slow down any time soon. I'm not complaining, mind you, just sayin'. Life is good. Just busy. Work. Family. My booth space. My etsy shop. (Insert... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2016 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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The second annual Camp Cupcake has come and gone, and a good time was had by all! The campers this year included three returning campers, and two new ones. Sadly, two campers from last year couldn't make it this year,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2016 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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With the fabulously huge tent erected in the back yard between my two ginormous fir trees, it is starting to really take on the look of a summer camp. (Squeeeeeal!) In the midst of all of my planning, and a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2016 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Be still my heart. A guy who buys you flowers, and jewelry, and expensive bottles of wine is nice, but give me the guy who picks up a couple of Almond Joys while he's in the grocery, and pops 'em... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2016 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Well, not only china, but dishes, and table ware of any and all sorts. If you’ve been reading my blog from back in the early days, you might remember that I have a thing for dishes. I thought I gotten... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2016 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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I shared a while back that I'm hosting my second annual Camp Cupcake for my Grands at the end of July. I've been working on things for months now, (quite literally) and so I am feeling pretty organized, and prepared.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2016 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Seriously? I opened my latest issue of Romantic Homes magazine (One of my two subscriptions I still maintain as a quality of life thing. Pinterest is good, but I love me a good paper home decor magazine to take me... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2016 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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I had my booth full for the weekend shoppers at Camas Antiques, and ran down two separate times to restock and re-fluff.... I'll be back down there Wednesday night to add some new big pieces! Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2016 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Today I'm looking for beauty advice. On false eyelashes, specifically. (Don't laugh.) You might be wondering why a woman waits until she is closing in on sixty to try false eyelashes. Well, I am not entirely sure, as I have... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2016 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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I got moved into my new booth space last Friday, just in time for the holiday weekend. I didn't get it quite as full as I had hoped, but I was in a bit of a time crunch, since it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2016 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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I know, you're probably 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... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2016 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