In an attempt to find a better balance between work and home, I recently cut back to 30 hours a week at work, and as a result have Fridays off now. I love having more time at home, and hope that in the near future I can be home even more. Little steps!
Of course, that means I'm also going to have to watch my spending more carefully. I love wandering through antique stores and flea markets looking for vintage treasures, and can't imagine giving that up. So my solution is $5 Fridays! My challenge will be to find something that catches my eye, inspires me, or would be just perfect in my home for $5 or less.
Today I visited an antique mall in our town. I had limited time, and it seemed like the best option. In the future, I'll visit garage sales, auctions, secondhand stores, flea markets--anyplace I think I can snag a $5 vintage deal. I think this will be a really fun challenge.
So here's my first $5 Friday find (it was actually only $4!). I collect vintage children's books, and this is one I have never seen. It's called My Sunday Book and was published in 1956 by C.R. Gibson and Co. I was taken in by the lovely subtle colors and charming illustrations, along with the message of the book.
You and I know that it's not always possible to be happy all the day, every day. But trying to see the good in things, and having a positive attitude is worth striving for. And for me, singing and praying lift my spirits every time.