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Tracey Buxton
Vancouver, 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.
Recent Activity
Very nearly a year ago I shared my dining room in progress in this post. Since then, I added new slipcovers to the chairs, and kept avoiding the big job of painting and staining the dining table. I didn't feel... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Good question, Monica. I use the large can (12 oz?) but you can use a small one..or two small cans if you prefer. Make it as hearty or soup-y as you like!
Kathryn and Marta, thanks for joining in! That was one chore I personally had NEVER done before, and while I can't see any difference in my machine tub, I am guessing it's gotten rid of all kinds of filmy stuff....I also tackled reorganizing my laundry room cabinets. It only took me about fifteen minutes, but I feel like it is all in order and clean now.....
We don't necessarily do Taco Tuesdays every week, but I am thinking it just might turn into a thing at our house, for two reasons. First off, they are relatively healthy, as long as you are mindful of what toppings... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Notes from A Cottage Industry
I have a memory from back when I was a school-age kid growing up in the bay area of California, of my Mom taking a week's vacation off from her secretarial job at Lockheed to do spring cleaning at our... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Notes from A Cottage Industry
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Posted 4 days ago at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Thanks for the comments! Linda, I got all of my wax melters at Walmart, and I edited my post to share the link, but here it is: That being said, they sell them everywhere; Bed Bath and Beyond, Target, even our Fred Meyer has them! Dinahsoar- thanks for following along on Instagram!
Thanks girls! Mary, I got the basket at a friend's booth space at Camas Antiques when she was having a sale, and I love the color and style of it! Not to bulky, and just the right amount of weathering!
Regardless of the time of year, there is one constant that adds to the comfy, cozy, welcome feel in my home, and if you've been here, you know what it is. It's home fragrance. Mmmm, mmm, mmm, mmm. I want... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2021 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Thank you, Downraspberrylane! Oh, I LOVE fresh tulips, and I would say YES! Those TOTALLY count as spring decor!! Tracey
I know I eluded to it just a few posts ago, but I am ready for some springtime. This week I decided I could wait no longer. I put away all of the red and black decor touches all around... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2021 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Thank you Kathryn, for continuing to read my blog! As the saying goes, no matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow… Hope you are having a lovely day and not having to do any shoveling!
I know we are not supposed to wish our lives away, to live in the present, but...dang, between the Covid virus and the record setting cold and storms (and tornados...) I am over winter already. Talk about your cabin fever.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2021 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Kathy, maybe you should do a case again! It sounds like you did a great job.....
Thank you, Kathryn! I actually have St Paddy's Day paper goods in there now! Stay safe in Michigan, it looks like more storms on on the way!
I love it when an impulsive idea morphs into something fabulous, don't you? Like, it was meant to be. If you don't know what I mean, let me explain: Sometimes, an idea will quite literally pop into my head, and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2021 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Aaah yes, the little room where all of the magic (and messes) happen, so to speak. Okay, Let's start at the beginning. If you've been reading my blog a long time, you might remember that the smallest room in our... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2021 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Happy Valentine's Day, sweetie-pies! Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2021 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
This Sunday is Valentine's Day, and since we are all pretty much still hibernating at home, (And it looks like most of the country is under winter storm watch!) I thought it might be fun to share some easy (and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2021 at Notes from A Cottage Industry
Well friends, it's been quite a year so far. (and it's only January 17th...) It seems to me that it is more important now than ever, living within our current level of political stress, and lack of in-person social engagement... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2021 at Notes from A Cottage Industry