Implants, Imitations and Begonias.

Let's be real: fake is everywhere. Its in our life whether we want it or not. For the sake of playing nice, let's stay with fake objects and not humans for this. Fake can make our lives easier, prettier, happier and but it can also make it unhealthier, deceitful, uglier. Let's focus on the positive.

It's interesting how individuals react to the word fake. For the most part it's seen as negative, but I think that subconsciously it brings up images of fake used badly. Fake tans. Fake boobs (am I dating myself by calling them falsies?). Fake butter. Fake flowers.

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Paula Doherty
5 Ways To Be Productively Lazy

I call it productively lazy. Or should it be selectively productive?

We've all been worker bees for many moons now and it's time to downshift a bit. Still fight the good fight, just don't swing at everything. Use your energy wisely. Aim for zero cleanup. Here are 5 of my favorite things to make life easier yet productive:

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Paula Doherty
These 4 "S" Words Will Help You Choose The Right Planters For Your Lanai.

While your plants are the stars of the show, the containers are the supporting actors. One can certainly outshine the other but if they are aligned in their performance, the display is superb.

Give careful thought to these 4 planter guidelines before you accessorize your Florida lanai, terrace, entryway or courtyard: 

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