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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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That's a cool idea, Gayle! Thanks for sharing! Tracey
Thanks, Diana! I am pretty sure I got the light at Lowe's. Maybe Home Depot..but, pretty sure it was Lowe's!
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I do not believe I have ever shared my little cottage’s hallway before. (Or have I? I can't remember...)You see, my home is a very basic rectangle if you were to walk around it, or look at it from up... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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AndreaJane1 All I can say is WOW!!!!! Painting the brick worked a miracle!!! Thank you so much for sharing your photos!! Yes, the 2 doors on the front of the house thing is a mystery to many...I had no idea there were so many of us! lol!
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This is the last outdoor home improvement post for a while, I promise!!! During the landscape project, we had the mail box moved from out by the gate over to the driveway end of the picket fence. I wanted this... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Thanks for the kind words!! Dinahsoar, you brought a tear to my eye adn I hope you...ALL OF YOU...know how much you all mean to me! Reading my blog, with it's long lapses between posts...hanging in there with me. Thank you. Lori..ask and you shall receive! We just last night completed a partial bathroom remodel, and my home office/craft room is very nearly done as well...stay tuned! Tracey
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...and we want you to know where to enter the yard, so we now have the gate propped open with potted flowers. I have had a which-door-is-the-front-door? problem ever since I moved into my cottage, because both my front door... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Thank you ALL for the lovely comments and votes of confidence, girls!!! Cheryl, I have waitied a long time for the paint, partially because the painters got busy, and I fell off their list (or this would have been done about 6 months ago) and in the end, I think the timing turned out right for it. I wanted to put a long window box under the living room window, but was not able to find a matching SEVEN FOOT long window box! It will have to be shrubs.... There will most definitely be more to come as my wallet permits, but for now, I am thrilled with the progress! Tracey
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Remember how my cottage looked when I moved in? Sad, and forgotten, and unloved, with the old tv antennae up on the roof? (Oh, but I saw the potential!) I moved in and we started prioritizing projects to be done.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Happy Mother's Day to all of the Mom's out there. Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2017 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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With our calendars turned to May, I am busy creating sweet little prezzie boxes for good ol' Mom. Mother's Day is gonna be here before we know it (May 14th!) and these fun little boxes are the perfect size to... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2017 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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.....at the end of some of my projects on my wishes-slash-need-to-do list, and it is a beautiful thing! This weekend was jam-packed (to put it mildly) with a quick overnight trip out of town to visit family, (So good to... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2017 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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My booth is looking a little lean, but there are lots of little groupings and vignettes in my booth at Camas Antiques this week.... This Thursday I'll be adding a new vignette of wedding and engagement paper goods, and other... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Thank you, Cheryl! I love being a gramma! Georgeanne- thanks...I mentioned that in the post above! LOL!
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A grand time was had by all (especially me!) during my ten day stint with the grands in northern Nevada. Now, mind you, towards the end,ten days was an awfully long time for the kiddos to be without their Mom... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2017 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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I saw this clever clip art, and decided to make a fun little treat box to brighten up Monday for a friend at work, because, well, frankly, Mondays are too far from Fridays, and Fridays are just too close to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2017 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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We had a new treat for our Easter breakfast this year. For Christmas, my daughter had given us these adorable little skillets (it came with cookie mix, for making chocolate chip cookie sundaes) and then, I happened to find two... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Hope you have a blessed Easter, my friends! Save Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2017 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Plans are underway for the next annual Camp Cupcake, coming up this summer. Each year I am adding a new thing or two. Last year, my Rock n' Roll Buddy got me tent, as you may recall (here.) and this... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2017 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Today is my Ralph's sixty third birthday, and this birthday he is actually out of town, so I slipped his birthday present into his carry-on bag for him to find. We have a bucket list of sorts, filled with places... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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#wordstoliveby #loveyourlife #acottageindustry Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2017 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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My haven. My happy place. My home. This past weekend was one of those now very-rare weekends where we had no huge commitments to jump out of bed at o'dark-thirty for, or be away from the house for extended periods... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2017 at Notes from A Cottage Industry