Ah, spring in Colorado Springs. The season where pretty much anything goes, at least weather wise.
One day it’s this.
And the next, this.
Every single spring.
So it seems the perfect time to once again join in the “what I learned this month” fun and offer a hodgepodge of who-can-predict-this findings. It’s one of my favorite kinds of posts because like the Colorado weather in springtime, anything goes.
At least almost anything.
What I Learned in March:
1. Essential oils are a handy thing to have around the house. Just when I thought our family would escape illness this winter, I had one sneak in the back door this month and knock 4 out of 5 of us down. It was just a viral thing that we all had to wait out, but it hung around long enough to make me pester my sisters about something they both swear keeps them healthy: essential oils. My sister Megan hooked me up with which brand of oils to buy as well as a site that offers protocols on when/how to use them. And my other sister, Sara, introduced me to Jill, a blogger who’s super savvy on all things essential oils. (FYI: if you subscribe to Jill’s blog, the Prairie Homestead, then you get The Essential Oils ebook for free.) Anyway, the oils I bought helped enough to make me a believer too, and I’m looking forward to purchasing more.
2. According to Myers-Briggs, I am an ISFJ (introvert-sensing-feeling-judging). I’ve never taken a personality test before, and these results came as a bit of a shock. I assumed I was an extrovert as I am energized by being in the presence of other people. On the other hand, I’ve long recognized that I need alone time – or at least time with my people under my roof – to best recharge. So there’s that. Just for kicks, I looked up famous ISFJ’s and the results included several military leaders, Mother Theresa, Naomi Watts, Dr. Dre, and Kate Middleton. I don’t know how scientific those results are, but who am I to judge? (Snicker.)
3. Cowboy boots make me feel sassier than my high-heeled tall black boots. Cowboy boots are like the confident yet approachable friend who’s easy to be around – they are laid-back and unassuming. I just love my new pair.
4. The Golden Bee in Colorado Springs may be my new favorite local place to eat. It’s a genuine 19th century pub imported from England over 50 years ago, and I ate their for the first time last weekend while celebrating a good friend’s birthday. The food was delicious and their ragtime piano player amazing! I’m not certain if the piano man plays every night or just on the weekends, but he took the dining experience from good to great.
5. TeenagerPosts548 on Instagram is an entertaining thing to peruse with my teens. I’m not sure how the teen behind the posts gets all his material, but his posts are good. While some of them require you to be…well…an actual teenager to fully appreciate, many of them straight up crack me up. (But then again, I’ve been told I’m easily entertained.) Warning: Some of his posts include language straight from the halls of high school. However, the majority of them are good, clean fun.
6. Stitch Fix is way way fun! I’ve gotten so many compliments on the cardigan I kept, and I can’t wait to get my next box in early April. You can read more about my first fix in my review here.
7. Traditions ease transitions. God keeps showing me how when change alters our outside environment, it’s good to have regular rituals occurring inside our family.
So what did you learn this March? Visit Emily for more “what I learned in March” offerings.
we are ISFJ twins! and I love those boots!!
Really Caroline?! That makes me insanely happy!! #fistbump
Visiting today from the link-up. Such cute boots! I also took the test and although I knew I was an introvert I was surprised to find just how much. Happy weekend!
Haha Cowboy boots make me feel sassier too! I love it!
Cowboy boots FTW!
Jen E @ mommablogsalot says
Those boots are SUPER cute! Love!
Lyli @ 3-D Lessons for Life says
Love the boots! Your #5 made me miss teaching high school for about 5 seconds (until I remembered the paper grading). 🙂
OH yes ~ I always imagine that the mountains of grading must be one of the worst parts of teaching. But I do love me some funny teens! Thanks for stopping by, Lyli.
“Traditions ease transitions” I love that! I’m in a wedding in Colorado Springs at the end of May and your pictures are making me want to be there now! Also, I have a Stitch Fix on it’s way right now and I can’t wait!!
Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂
Ooo, our weather by the end of May should be more predictably lovely. But even when it’s not, it’s still beautiful here.
Hope you enjoy your Stitch Fix, too!
Love the new cowboy boots! I’ve been keeping myself from buying any more until my current pair (knee-high and turquoise!) fall apart.
Stopping over from Emily’s today – thank you for sharing what you learned!
I love these month-end posts!! Those boots are super cute. Much love to you, friend.
Bev Duncan @ Walking Well With God says
It is always such a breath of fresh air to stop by your place. If your personality is akin to Mother Theresa, then I say you are in good company! I’ve always thought I’d like to own a pair of cowboy boots, but was afraid – since I was born in the north – I’d be considered a cowgirl wannabe?! Silly, right? So great to hear what you’ve been up to…
((Hugs)) to you my friend,
I was INFP on the personality profile. The introvert surprised me a little at first too, because around people who know me well, I think I can come across as an extrovert. But in reading about the profile, I realized I am more introverted. And, I need lots of alone time to regroup. My biggest foray into essential oils was in the use of peppermint oil to keep mice away. It really seems to work. I think my new favorite local restaurant might have closed down…so sad. Enjoyed reading your list!
Ashley Wells says
Love what you mean about traditions easing transitions! I’ve got a couple kids that struggle with transitions and I completely agree!
Kristin Taylor says
So I’m an ESFJ and my two best friends are ISFJ. So basically, I’m the extroverted version of you. Except I have introverted tendencies too. And it’s no wonder I like you. Not that I needed your personality defined to know why I like you. 🙂 Can you believe March is basically over?! Um, slow down, world.
Beth Williams says
I love the boots! In fact I love everything about the cowboy/girl life! Give me a dude ranch, cooking, horses, etc. out in the country that is me!
I am also an ISJF! I love being alone or in a small crowd of people with a little chit chat! Don’t enjoy a lot of noise or drama!
Ha! Sisters for real, right Beth? xoxo
Ah, I adore essentials oils, too. What would we do without them?
I am a big MBTI nerd and love learning what other types are out there. I have several female ISFJs in my life so I am pretty familiar with that personality type. So cool! 🙂 I am an INFP.
One more thing, in total agreement with you on the boots! LOVE them. 🙂