Making an apple pie after school ~ while snacking on popcorn, of course. We absolutely love our life here at the Smith Homestead.

Even when the sour cream and apple butter fall out of dad and son's hands at the same time.

50 Life Lessons ~ Day 3

21~ Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save anything for a special occasion. Today is special enough.
22~ Overprepare, then go with the flow.
23~ Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
24~ Start saving 10 percent for retirement as soon as you get your first paycheck.
25~ No one else in in charge of your happiness. You are the CEO of your joy.
26~Frame every so-called disaster with these words: "In five years, will this matter?"
27 ~ Always choose life.
28~ Forgive everyone everything.
29~ What other people think of you is none of your business.
30~ The passage of time heals almost everything. Give time time.


  1. Thank you for sharing such a great book! It's just what I needed this week.
    :) Laura

  2. I love your kitchen floor! Despite the spills, it is beautiful.

  3. Yes, thanks for sharing. I'll have to check out the book . . . sounds interesting! And I love your floor too. I live near Lexington, KY, by the way. It looks like you do too? Kind of fun. I'm enjoying your blog!

  4. Love the lessons, especially #21 which I followed today when I sewed something with fabric I was tempted to save but used. Pie! My apple tree is bursting, thanks for the pie inspiration. Yum!

  5. We've got apple pie on the to do list for tomorrow morning!

  6. I love your life lessons. They are really great and very much worth to think about!

  7. I love spills, they let me know that my kids are truly trying and getting into what they are doing :).

  8. Plaid floors? Plaid floors?!?! I'm pretty sure ALL spills are grand on plaid floors! Love it.