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Tracey Buxton
Camas, Washington 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
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
....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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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: That being said, the old paint is Behr (my fave) and the new color is Sherwin Williams recipe...I will share tonight! Tracey
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!
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
(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
Hope you're staying cool, and enjoying the day! Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2015 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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