Introducing…

Baby Garner 2Baby Garner is here! He made his appearance on June 26 at 6:17 a.m. Smaller than his brother but the same size head. ;) His labor and delivery were so different than my first time around. I will be sharing his birth story soon but for now, I’m soaking up this newborn snuggles.

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What Type of Personality Do You Have?

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I took this test when I was in my college Advertising class. The professor wanted to match us up with other personalities who work well together in hopes that we would create some amazing ad marketing campaign and conquer the world. I got put in the group of “leftover” personalities that there was no place for. We ended up using talking fruit in our commercial for Sun Pacific Cuties. It was terrible.

Then, I was an ISFJ then and I remain an ISFJ now. I think it’s pretty spot on.

ISFJ: intraversion (I), sensing (S), feeling (F), judging (J)

{If you’re unfamiliar with the Myers-Briggs model there’s a good explanation here.}

ISFJ: The Nurturer

+ ISFJ personality traits also shine in administrative or clerical roles. {Oh, hey, desk job that I love but is no challenge to me.}

+ ISFJs are interested in maintaining order and harmony in every aspect of their lives. {Or I get stressed the eff out.}

+ They are steadfast and meticulous in handling their responsibilities. {Which also means I suck a delegating. True dat.}

+ Although quiet, they are people-oriented and very observant.

+ Not only do they remember details about others, but they observe and respect others’ feelings. {Too many details. Like Tyler’s phone number when we first met. And everyone’s birthday.}

+ Friends and family are likely to describe them as thoughtful and trustworthy.

+ An ISFJ can easily notice discrepancies in someone’s story when the person repeats it again after a long period of time. {It’s how I discovered my brother’s secret marriage. But that’s a story for another time.}

+ ISFJs will always put their family first.

+ ISFJs find it difficult to deal with conflict situations and would much rather hide everything “under a rug”.

+ Well-developed sense of space, function and aesthetic appeal.

Some famous ISFJ’s include: Queen Elizabeth II, Mother Teresa, Bruce Willis, 50 Cent, and a shit ton of Military Generals. (And why yes, I did purposely leave out Kim Kardashian, Jessica Simpson and Tiger Woods, what of it?)

And just for fun, I had Tyler take the test too.

He’s a ENTJ. Basically, we are polar opposites. A study in duality, if you will.

ENTJ: The Executive

+ Tireless, driven and hard-working.

+ Tend to have strong affectionate, sentimental streaks.

+ Deeply respect for those that stand up to them and argue their point persuasively.

+ Love to engage in lively, challenging conversations. {And play devil’s advocate…allthefreakingtime.}

Some famous ENTJs include: Julius Caesar, Margaret Thatcher, Al Gore, David Letterman and Matt Damon.

ENTJ/ISFJ Marriage

+ Dual families are long-term, reliable, stable and happy. {Boom.}

+ ISFJs are quite conventional and traditional, and might be a little frightened if the ENTJ gets too unconventional and out of the ordinary. {Welcome to my life}

There are a lot of articles on personalities in marriages at your Google disposal. Basically, because we survived the first few years together, we’re good for life.

I also forced all of my coworkers to take it and I work with 4 extroverts. So there’s that.

This stuff fascinates me.

Take the test! And make your partner take it too. It’s more fun that way. Then let me know what personality type you are!

Gift Guide: Word To Your Mother

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Newsflash: Mother’s Day is 11 days away! But don’t panic, I’ve compiled a list of my current fave mama gifts. So don’t forget that special mom in your life this year! My favorite place to shop for unique gifts is (obviously) Etsy but there are a few non-Etsy gifts scattered in here as well. Have at it, friends!

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What are your plans for the special mama in your life?