Life Lessons

Today while I was grocery shopping, I forgot my headphones in my car.  This meant I had plenty of time to my own thoughts as I strolled through the aisles.  I am reading a book that inspired me to think of some lessons I have learned that I apply to my everyday life.  Since I am in my mid twenties, I came up with 25 life lessons that help me to run my days smoothly.

  1. Never go shopping on an empty stomach, not to the grocery store or the mall.
  2. Take 5 minutes of each day to stop and really observe your pets.  They will bring you joy.
  3. Bring a jacket everywhere, in fact leave one in your car.
  4. Know how to put air in your tires and how to fix minor car issues (or know who to call when you can’t.)
  5. Have a go to “five minute” face.
  6. Go to bed earlier.  It really is true that nothing good happens after midnight.
  7. Be honest with yourself.
  8. Treat others how you want to be treated.
  9. Gossip less.
  10. It’s okay to lose old friendships and it’s okay to gain new ones.
  11. Talk to your siblings and parents at least once a week.
  12. It’s okay if you aren’t that close with your grandparents.
  13. Splurge on a good mattress.  You won’t regret it.
  14. Be open.
  15. If you’re so happy you feel like celebrating, then go celebrate.
  16. Know what will get you out of a slump.
  17. Know how to cook a couple of dishes.
  18. Always ask what you can bring when someone is hosting a party.
  19. Smile at others.
  20. Put your shopping cart in the cart return when finished.
  21. Get your exercise out of the way, you’ll be glad that you did it.
  22. Wake up earlier and establish a morning routine.
  23. Visit your local library at least once a month.
  24. It’s okay to not like texting.
  25. Limit your time on social media.


What are some of your life lessons?   Do you follow any of these?  Let me know in the comments below.

Welcome to Delightfully Sour



My Husband and I

Hello there!  My name is Tayler.  I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love lists.  I think the best way to get to know me is for me to just list it all out there for you!


  1. I love candles.
  2. I am in my mid 20s and live in Indiana
  3. I have two cats named Snax and Mochi.  They are my babies.  Snax is a Torti and Mochi is half Siamese.
  4. I have been married for a little over a year.
  5. I love organizing and decluttering.
  6. I love coffee, coffee shops, adorable restaurants, etc.
  7. My favorite foods are pulled pork and salads (pasta salad, potato salad, macaroni salad…;))
  8. Halloween is my favorite holiday followed by Thanksgiving and The Fourth of July.
  9. I have decided to start this blog because I love reading blogs and wanted to share with you what else I love.


    Mochi and Snax

  10. Fall is my favorite season even though it doesn’t last very long in Indiana.
  11. I love Mountain Dew but am trying to drink more water.
  12. New York and Miami are my favorite places to travel to.
  13. I love going out to eat.
  14. I enjoy taking walks and riding bikes with my husband.
  15. I like hanging out with my parents.
  16. My brother and I talk on the phone in the early morning due to different time zones.
  17. I don’t enjoy cooking.  You probably won’t find any recipes here!
  18. I like taking classes to learn new skills.


    Brooklyn Bridge and City Views

  19. I’m not very crafty but like the idea of craft projects.
  20. I like buying presents for people.
  21. Few things please me more than buying new stationary.  Journals, thank you cards, post it notes.  Those are my jam.
  22. I was in a sorority in college and love giving back to a great organization.
  23. My husband and I both went to Purdue.  Boiler up!
  24. I am a night owl but in the process of becoming a morning person.  It’s been a little rough.
  25. I love reading and going to the library.

So there is a little bit about me.  Leave me a comment if you can relate to any of the facts about me!   Anything you want me to write about?  I’m excited to see where this goes!  Thanks for stopping by!