Tuesday, May 29, 2012


In our little corner of the world we have those who appreciate beauty

I was the chamber of commerce exec for 8 years about 8 years ago
the guy who took my place didn't care that much about
Yard of the Week (he's a guy!)
when I did it, there were 4 signs so each week from Memorial Day through Labor Day
4 city yards would be chosen and then put in the local paper

Folks really liked it and it was a friendly competition

When he stopped doing it
I asked if he would mind if I took over again
I felt it was appropriate for my local internet news site to choose
and was excited about the traffic it would drive to my site.

But...I could only find one sign...which didn't matter to me..one yard per week was all I needed

Well this year
as the editor of the HPO
I have given the first award of the season to
Here's why

1.  I am the chooser
2.  I am in possession of the sign
3.  I can (within reason) do what I want to because I really don't care what people say
4.  My yard...FINALLY looks DANG GOOD!

Congratulations 822!

Happy Memorial Day to all!



I have given the first award of the season to ME!!Hilarious!!!xaxax Oh dear you deserve it!!Your yard looks really dang good!!!Have an amazing week!!xx

Stacy Curran said...

Your posts always make me smile, but this one was laugh out loud funny. I LOVE your reasons :)

helen tilston said...

I,too, love your award and how fairly your administer it. Take no flack from anyone!!! hee hee

Wishing you a very happy Memorial Day


It's All Connected said...

Wow, when you pat yourself on the back you don't mess around! lol Your yard does look lovely! ~ Maureen

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

'Yard of the week' next week should go to you for the wonderful windowboxes your husband will be making on Saturday:)

miss b said...

A fun post and your yard looks good!

The Dandelion House said...

Ha! I like your 'reasons why' very much. x

heather @ new house, new home, new life said...

After all the work you've been doing, you deserve. Even if you do say so yourself. But there's an old adage that says that if you don't pat yourself on the back, nobody will. Congratulations - the yard looks awesome - love the flagstone path.

Boho Farm and Home said...

I like this idea of Yard of the Week! Would love to implement this and maybe my neighbors would at least mow their lawns. :)
Love the stone on your casa btw...everything is just beautiful!

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Thank you for the sweet comments you leave on my blog...I so appreciate them. Your yard is gorgeous..be proud!
Blessings & hugs,

Tatiana Doria said...

Wooow every neighbourhood should have this contest!!! I´m sure more yards would look as beautiful as yours!!