spring snapshots


Arizona spring



Arizona spring


I spend more time than I’d like to admit thinking about moving from Arizona, and where we should go next. I really love it here, but on the other hand, I don’t feel completely settled on staying forever- there’s so many places I want to try living. Living in the moment is not my strong suit and I’m often daydreaming about the future. We are both people that love warm temps and sunshine, so the options are definitely limited!

Since moving here 13 years ago, spring has become my favorite time of year. Growing up in Oregon, I was a summer girl through and through- and spring here always reminds me a lot of summers back home. This is the time of year I feel satisfied here and can’t imagine leaving, but in a few weeks I know I will be singing a different tune.

Today we spent a few hours doing yard work- which is not my favorite thing to do. I was appreciating all the plants and greenery, before everything starts becoming dry and thirsty, and snapping some photos to make the work more fun. I am not a green thumb by nature and over the past few years of living in our house, and by lots of trial and error, have finally found some sturdy plants that are nearly impossible for me to kill :)

What about you? Do you feel totally happy where you live or do you dream of trying out other places?

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12 Responses to spring snapshots

  1. Ellie says:

    I can totally relate. I’m always daydreaming about living in the PNW because I’ve grown up my whole life with sun and warm temps. But I do really love Los Angeles in the Spring (except for the Dodger traffic) so I don’t mind it here so much this time of year. Hope you find a place to live that you will love all year round :)

  2. Angela says:

    i feel the same way! first, about always dreaming of the future. then, about where i live. i’m from WA but my bf and i moved to LA last year, and while i really love the weather, and a lot of other things–i hesitate to say i’ll be sticking around awhile. but i think that’s just sort of how i am, i always want the option to go somewhere new. i think you’re right about the weather though… i can imagine being somewhere in socal for a long time, even if it’s not here.

  3. Kristian says:

    I love seeing all the green in your home state this time of year. A fun post.

  4. Angela says:

    I’m from OH & I can definitely say that I’m always thinking of moving different *warmer* places. It’s realllly hard for me to live in the moment, also…and especially with the longer,colder winters around here..It’s hard! I dream of having fruit trees in my backyard one day!

  5. Taylor says:

    These photo’s make me soooo happy! I may not always live in Austin but I’m def enjoying it for the time being. Are these your own citrus trees? I’m so jealous!!!! Oh, I’m also doing a really fun link up party over on my bloggy today if you’d like to join in.

  6. Becca says:

    I feel really content in Seattle, but upon seeing these photos I’m thinking maybe Arizona wouldn’t be so bad! ha! I can’t believe that’s what spring looks like there. SO dreamy!

    Becca | Ladyface Blog

  7. Cristina says:

    Ugh, fruit trees. So spectacular.

    I live in New York (not so far from NYC) and I love it. The one thing I hate is the winter. This year has pretty bad and while I don’t actually despise snow, I am not amused by how much of it we get. Yeah, it can be pretty, but I hate that it buries the grass (and all of my hope for spring). If we had slightly milder winters here in NY, it would be the best place ever. Because fall in NY? Spectacular. Wouldn’t miss it for the world.

    The Rambling Fangirl

  8. Jess Lonett says:

    i currently live in pittsburgh, which is where i grew up. i’ve been on the prowl for where i want to relocate to since i moved back a year and a half ago. i’m visiting nashville and austin at the end of the month in hopes that i get a gut feeling about one of them!

  9. Josie says:

    Looks so lovely! I wish you could send that weather here:)

  10. chantilly says:

    I feel you. I totally dream about moving away from NY sometimes… then I get sad whenever the REAL thought of it starts to sink in :P

    These shots are so pretty! Have a great day, Lisa :)


  11. Marlen says:

    wow you’ve lived there for a really long time! what made you choose arizona? and your plants are so pretty- my favorite picture was of the potted plants. and do you seriously have an orange tree? amazing.

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

    • lalafauxbois says:

      It was a move motivated purely by sunshine! I was really sick of the Oregon rain :) We have orange, lemon, and grapefruit trees, but it’s not a rarity down here- in fact we have more citrus than we know what to do with if you want to come get some ;)

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