Posted by: Judy | July 9, 2020

This Week in Beauty…

Proverbs 31:16 She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.

I’m completely clueless about buying good property and lousy at gardening. Oops.

How do I apply it to my life, now?

Property. It’s referring to owning property and using it properly, to the best advantage. I guarantee I’ve made a lot of bad purchases. However, I’m improving. I’m learning to compare prices and brands. I’m learning to wait.

For example, my food blender. I bought one for $5 on sale. That little plastic blender worked for a few years. It was a good buy considering how long it lasted. I didn’t expect it to make it through the first year. The last one I bought, I investigated and debated with myself. I bought it on Amazon thinking it was the best price; it was on sale that week at the store, for $5 less. Live and learn. Amazon is not always the best price. I knew this. Even so, this new blender cost more than the last, but it’s made of glass. So far, it’s lasted over a year and does what I need.

Another example, letting go of my nonstick pans that aren’t really nonstick and finally investing in cast iron. To my surprise, the cast iron wasn’t more expensive than my nonstick. It heats faster and more evenly. It’s actually easier to clean. The only drawback is the weight, but I’m incorporating it in my exercise routine, weightlifting. LOL!

The Shaker Village and Pleasant Hill lotion is more expensive than the Burt’s Bees lotion. In the long run, it works better for me, making it a better investment. I want to try other Shaker Village products, like the bar soap and essential oils.

I am learning to properly care for the yard. The arborvidae bushes and jacaranda tree both take in water through their roots and their leaves, so I’m learning to irrigate the ground and spray the leaves.

I kind of take care of the roses. Funnily enough, they are remarkably hardy bushes. I almost lost a couple of bushes when I didn’t realize they weren’t getting enough water. Once I figured it out, they’ve done pretty well.

I don’t know if I’ll ever learn about buying land. I do know that if the opportunity arrises, I’ll do my homework. On that note, I do look at properties, online, and weigh the pros and cons. Actually, I mostly look at what I like and don’t worry about the cons. Why focus on the negative, if I don’t have to, yet?

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