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Thirty day gratitude check in-day 6 and 7 plus giveaway winners announced!

Dear amazing friends and family,

A very small post today , not because I have not much to be grateful for
but because, since I started this challenge i've been finding myself more and more steeped in gratitude in every small unfolding moment.

That's how it works you see.

It's a universal law.
Whatever you focus on expands

So today I am grateful that yesterday I took a day off from blogging AND enjoyed a gorgeous Sunday with mi amor. 

And today I am grateful for our home, a true labour of love over the past 20 years and the masterpiece of the man I love.

Let me tell you a very short story

Once upon a time there was a man and his wife and their two very cute daughters who wanted to find a home to call their own. They didn't have much money so they scrimped and saved and found an old house near the beach that had good bones and a lot of potential.

For ten years they did little bits and pieces when they could afford to, a splash of paint here, a new back deck there. A garage converted to an art studio so that the woman could follow her passion to paint and teach. It helped that the man was very, very handy and talented!

One day they decided it was time to dream bigger and they thought about what their dream home would look like. they even drew a picture and painted it different colours until it felt just right!

and then they worked very, very hard for almost two years, tearing apart and building, finding recycled materials wherever they could and living inside the mess the whole time, even through the Winter with some of the walls open to the cold.

 and little by little

 with love

 hard work 

 and vision

their dream home came to life
and they were very, very grateful.

to be continued :)

"I'll light the fire
You put the flowers in the vase that you bought today
Staring at the fire for hours and hours while I listen to you
play your love songs all night long for me, only for me
Come to me now and rest your head for just five minutes
such a cozy room, the windows are illuminated by the 
sunshine through them, fiery gems for you, only for you.

Our house is a very, very, very fine house with two cats in the yard
life used to be so hard
Now everything is easy cause of you....
~songwriters Graham Nash

Don't forget that my Paint Mojo ecourse is on super dooper SALE for one week only for just $99!!
Click here to jump in for six weeks of creative fun and growth!

Congratulations to the following five creatives! You have each one a spot in the ecourse!!

Deborah Hopkins
Rebecca Ruff
Marsha-tattered chick
Lisa Meyers
Viv Rad
I'll be in touch with you all by email tomorrow

Hasta manana amigos y amigas!!

much love Tracy xox


Rebecca85 said…
So excited I could cry! Just saw my name on the list. I am so very grateful for your awesome giveaway. Thank you Tracy. So dreams can come true :-) PS your dream home pics look lovely xoxo
Chantal Hanna said…
Congratulations to the 5 winners! You are so lucky, hope you have a fantastic time on the course :)
GalleryMessina said…
Wow I am grateful for your kind spirit and giving heart.....I really can't believe it!! As a first timer to your teachings and classes, I look forward to your creative inspiration. Thank you so so much....
Peace & Love to All
Kim O'Malley said…
Such a beautiful home!
Patti B said…
Your house is amazing!!! You can tell a lot about a person by what's in their home...I think.❤
Jean said…
Love your home and the photos showcasing it.
sannasartmind said…
God makes all things beautiful in His time! The road easily gained is never as appreciated as the one we work tirelessly to treasure. Your home is a dream house so whimsical and full of your style and love. I wish I could love my home as much, as you have loved yours! Thanks for always sharing of yourself Tracey! Love, Sanna
Unknown said…
Thank you so much what a wonderful surprise to see my name picked.I had just got home from my 6 month check up with my cancer doctor.Still no sign of cancer what a wonderful blessed day
I can't wait to start the class .I have watch you do your paintings and have wanted to see how you make them for couple years.I can't thank you enough I am so excited!
Julia said…
Such a sweet story and beautiful home and family and grateful heart. You just melted my heart with the lyrics at the end... that was the one song my Mom requested be played at her memorial celebration of her life... another woman with a grateful heart and graceful life. I so hope to join you in Melbourne Florida next year... I've marked my calendar now, too! :) xo, Julia
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