There's a forest of misconceptions about artificial plants in general, and outdoor rated plants in specific. With rare exception, indoor artificial plants should never be used outdoors, especially in intense UV areas such as Florida.
Even within the UV protected world, the quality can vary. It's easy to get snookered into craft store products that really aren't protected and quickly turn a crunchy shade of turquoise never found in nature. Case in point: cemetery plants and roadside memorials.
We of a certain age realize we really just want to look the best we can, with minimal effort, while we're still vertical.
I have a killer red dress that's been hanging in my closet for several years now. I deeply, madly love this dress and remember every occasion that I wore it. But if you coated me in Crisco and dropped me off the roof of a building,
To this transplanted New Englander Joy #1 of Florida living is outdoor dining. Thanks to the climate I'd say there's less than 10 days a year that I don't have my morning coffee on my lanai, and 7 of those days are because it's too cold! I know, it's all relative, but it really does get nippy.
Joy #2 is year-round greenery. Buh-bye Seasonal Affective Disorder! No 50 shades of dreary gray anymore. Green grass 365 days a year is like one giant shag comforter.Read More
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.Read More
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:Read More