Monday, August 30, 2010


This weekend was very busy. My step-daughter, Terrilee, moved out of our house and into a new apartment. She's been with us for 3 years now while she finished her University degree.
It was a very sad day for Hubs as Terrilee is moving all the way across the GTA (Greater Toronto Area). But Terrilee is very HAPPY! (Okay, wipe that smile off your face, even just for Pop's benefit).

She is setting up residence with her boyfriend, Troy.

And here is where they'll be living.

With this view of the city (6th floor).

So needless to say, our weekend was filled with packing, moving boxes, painting, unpacking and cleaning.

When all the excitement had finally passed on Sunday, Hubs suggested we go out for breakfast. Can you imagine my excitement when we came home, pulled into the driveway, and saw this sticking up in the front garden!

Woohoo, we won an award for our front garden! I was soooooo excited!!!
Because no one was home, the Horticultural Society Judges left this tucked in our front door.

It is so fulfilling when all your hard work and efforts are recognized by someone other than yourself!
Cheers ~ Lisa ~


  1. Congratulations, neighbour! It must feel nice to have all your hard work recognized. Your 'flower city' has long been known for it's gardens and greenspaces.

  2. Congratulations on the award!! Yay! So much fun to be noticed and complimented on your work! The garden looks beautiful! :)

  3. Lisa,

    Good for you! You deserve it, and yes it is nice to get noticed for your efforts! Your daughter is onto the next phase of her life...good for her!Also, I can't wait to show you what I'm up to in my yard! hee hee....


  4. OMgosh how awesome for you!!! Congrats!

  5. Congratulations Lisa. This is great! Your yard/gardens look so amazing. What a great cheer up... and pick me up after a hectic weekend.

    As far as the moving out goes... been there myself recently and my daughter also moved to the GTA (Mississauga) area... not across town though :(

  6. Congratulations Lisa on your award. It certainly is deserving of it...I love all the greenery.

  7. Hello Lisa,
    I am new to your blog.
    Congrats on the award; that is just fabulous!!!
    What are you going to do with that empty room??
    Our daughter is moving out next week! WHOOT WHOOT!! I will have a big room to redecorate!
    Drop by when you can.
    Regards, Laura

  8. Wow, you're garden looks really great! I'm seriously challenged in that area. We have some great ones due to the previous owners but they look kinda sad now.
    Thanks for your nice words and joining the fun at The Far Fifty, you're my 50th follower! Come back for a giveaway!

  9. Wow! Congrats on winning the garden award! How fun!
    It does look pretty. And, what a beautiful addition to your gate ~ a great idea!
    Sounds like you were busy moving also.
    It's a happy and sad time when the kids move out.
    Your blog friends list is growing! :)
    ~ Julie

  10. way to go on your award! and great curb appeal!


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