the positives - arizona edition

Today, I'm linking up with The Positives, a weekly feature over on Kaysie's blog, A Day of K. Since Mondays are generally the bane of my existence, I figured this would be a great way to recognize all those little positive things going on in my life right now. If you want to participate, too, just head over and link up every Monday!

1. A brand new home to live in. Ryan and I moved in together, officially, last Tuesday. We have little to no furniture at all, but we're having a lot of fun making this little house our home - even if it is only for one year.

2. Kale and fruit smoothies in the morning. Ryan usually heads off to PT at around 4:45 every morning. I get up to work remotely from about 5:30 on, and I make kale and fruit smoothies for us to enjoy in the morning before he heads off for a day of work. They're delicious, nutritious and fun because we finally have a little routine down.


3. The fun little trip to Sedona with my mums. Honestly, I've been pretty bummed on the idea of Arizona for a while now, so it was really nice to see that there is this whole gorgeous side of Arizona that I didn't even know existed.


4. Being able to go outside and run in the middle of February. I've been in New Hampshire for the past three years, and I've been unable to run outside because of the snow and ice since probably early November. I went out in a tank top and shorts yesterday though, and I did a cool little 2 mile loop. There's nothing like being able to enjoy the weather all year 'round!

5. Furniture shopping. Ryan and I are just starting to look at furniture to buy and refinish, which we are are so excited to do together. We bought a dining table and chairs over the weekend, which we're going to sand down and paint a dark cherry wood color. I'll be sure to post before and afters of that :)

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  1. WOO! So happy to finally get you in on this Melissa! :) I think one of the best things about moving is getting explore a new place. If you commit to making the best out of it (like it already seems you have) you can discover some pretty awesome things. That photo is gorgeous - lots of good hiking potential! I'm sure you don't mind the warmth either. And, I love furniture shopping. We're doing it slowly but surely, but I've had a lot of fun looking through different inspiration forms and websites to figure out our style. Have you heard of/signed up for Joss and Main? It seems like a posh furniture member-only online store, but the prices are amazing and the selection is very tastefully curated. Look into it!

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  2. Creating and filling your home together is one of the funnest things! I love that you guys are open to refinishing furniture, we have been trying to find a dining table to refinish but haven't found anything yet.

    Enjoy exploring Arizona and getting into your routines together :)

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  3. Glad you are settling in and find some positives of the move. Being able to run outside would be so amazing. I miss being able to walk more outside with puppy never mind running!

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  4. Jealous of your weather for sure, I had one of those Monday mornings that everyone dreads, so thanks to you, I'm now thinking of positives and I'm going to link up!

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  5. Love all these positives! And definitely jealous of your weather. Last night, N told me that we may possibly be moving to Arizona for the next project. I can't wait to see what else you experience out there.

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  6. glad you're already settling into a routine with the hubs!

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  7. Yay Arizona :/ I hope you're liking it so far! It has its benefits :)

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  8. That smoothie looks amazing! And honestly, I'm so jealous you can run outside in February! Happy you are able to see the positives :))))

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  9. Those smoothies sound like a delicious way to start the day!

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  10. I love me some smoothies!!!! That view... I mean, even IIIII would get out and run in that. Or walk. :)

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  11. I do kale and fruit smoothies everyday too! They are such a great way to get in some fruits and veggies!

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