T is for Townsend

Hello Petite Ramblings readers! My name is Carissa and I blog over at T is for Townsend

I'm so excited to be taking over Kelly's oh-so-fabulous corner of the internet today!

I wanted to just take a bit of your time to tell you about one of my most favorite things ever: my home state of Arizona! The news coverage of the weather has been non-stop these days, and while I try and remind myself of how fortunate we Arizonans are to not have to shovel anything off our cars in the morning (cause you can't shovel sunshine), I am pretty jealous of all the snow days you all are having. Though when it comes right down to it, as much as I may complain about the heat in the summer time (heck, the heat now! It was freakin 86 today!), I really wouldn't have it any other way.

I feel like Arizona gets a bit of a bad rap (wrap?) on the national level so any time I have a chance to tell you all about how truly awesome Arizona is, I love to take advantage! So, in no particular order, here are a few of my favorite things about Arizona!

1.) There's more than just dirt here.
Yes, there's a lot of desert...and let's take a moment to appreciate the desert:

...But there's also lots of non-desert. For example:


...and a bajillion more cool spots. There's so many hidden gems and neat things to do in Arizona you'd probably be surprised (hopefully you already are, or else I'm not really doing a good job at being a guest post-er)!

2.) We have all four major professional sports

...and I love me some sports!

3.) We have wine
And bloggers love wine; so naturally, bloggers should love Arizona. Sonoita, Jerome, Sedona, Wilcox, you name it, it's here. All over AZ!

4.) We have low property taxes
I figured I'd just throw that one in to sound grown up.

5.) Last but not least, the weather.
I don't really have to go into detail about this one...just look at the entire east coast and the fact that I had to turn the AC on in my car today.

Oh and also...if ever you're buying something online or filling out a survey and you have to choose your state from the drop-down menu, Arizona is always at the top since it starts with "A." So it's really convenient not to have to scroll through 50 states to chose your location. So you know, there's that too.

I'll stop there before Kelly kicks me out. 
And even if you can't visit Arizona anytime soon, at least visit my blog cause that's like, the virtual version of Arizona...kind of. Not really, but let's just go with it K?

Thanks Ms. Kelly for letting me take over your blog for the day! Hope to see you all soon!
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  1. Thanks for letting me take over your blog! =)

  2. All that sunshine...I'm so jealous!

  3. Beautiful pics! I'd love to visit someday!

  4. "You can't shovel sunshine!" hahaha I'm in AZ too and have been feeling slightly guilty about how awesome the weather has been... but only slightly because I spent plenty of time in the mid west freezing my butt off haha. I've been to Fossil Springs and I'm excited to check out the other places you pictured. YAY!

  5. Carissa is awesome and so is our lovely state!

  6. Glad to find a new read! Ps. your new blog design is precious!!!

  7. Ahh thanks Kai!! AZ for the win!

  8. I love me some of that Amanda ;)