Weather changes moods …Tender age in bloom …Spring is here again


…but this year, I get to experience it first-hand and it’s nirvana.

cala lily bloom spring

trees blooming spring

lemon

blooming flowers

blooming trees spring


When I stand in my kitchen, I get an almost 360 view via four windows on each side of the house …and it makes me so happy just to be able to look out and see trees and nature and blue skies.

The light that shines into our new house has done wonders for my mood. The 3 story condo we spent the last 6 years in had 3 windows total in the entire place. Only 3 windows! And the one window/sliding door that was down stairs looked out to the salmon stucco building and windows of other tenants. Yes, I may be being a bit dramatic but it was like being in jail. I’m so happy to get to enjoy not only the views of the outdoors but to have my own front and backyard with blooming fruit and flowers and trees. It makes me smile every single day.

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, and home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life with her husband and adorable dogs, two Frenchies & an old Pug in wheels. Here you will find her talking about their journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation up to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life.

38 Comments

  • FASHION SNAG

    March 18, 2010 | Reply

    Great photos! I love spring.

    http://www.FashionSnag.com

  • Caroline, No.

    March 18, 2010 | Reply

    Yay! We moved into our first flat with a garden two years ago after living in poky London flats for years. I still appreciate it every time I sunbathe out there with my morning coffee. Yay! Enjoy. :)

  • Deconstruction - Fashion and Beauty from a Gritty City

    March 18, 2010 | Reply

    Terrific photos! I live in a typical NYC apartment – no blooming flowers for me…

  • TERI REES WANG

    March 18, 2010 | Reply

    Good Girl!..enjoy the view.

  • kristine

    March 18, 2010 | Reply

    beautiful!

  • J-Diggety

    March 18, 2010 | Reply

    It’s amazing what windows and sunlight can do for your mood! I’m right there with you :) And springtime blooms make me giddy! I love that you have a lemon tree. I’ve always said I want to live somewhere someday where I can grow lemons! :)
    xoxo J

  • Lorena

    March 18, 2010 | Reply

    Your pictures are so…. fresh !
    It’s amazing how nature shows you a new start each year… I am glad you are now in a place you are happier at… your pictures show it !
    hugs

  • steph

    March 18, 2010 | Reply

    yay for spring. i’m hoping my hydrangeas and herbs will really bloom. i just planted a cherry tomato plant, hopefully in a few short weeks, it’ll be in full bloom! great pictures.

  • Gwen

    March 18, 2010 | Reply

    YAY!! I’m so glad you are feeling better and I love your photos!!! XOXO

  • MommyLovesStilettos

    March 18, 2010 | Reply

    Enjoy that view! :) I couldn’t live without tons of windows. I’m SO moody without!

  • Lisa

    March 18, 2010 | Reply

    That’s awesome! I definitely hope to have my own yard someday, which I know in LA is no small feat!

  • stacy

    March 18, 2010 | Reply

    that’s great news maegan!

    glad you’re in such a good head space.

  • Francesca

    March 18, 2010 | Reply

    love the pics! so pretty

    xoxo,
    F

    lekisskiss.blogspot.com <– Texas gal bloggin fashion from NYC!

  • Jill

    March 18, 2010 | Reply

    Loving Spring. I run outside everyday to check the buds on the trees…a bit jealous of your lemon tree!

    Oh, and love the leopard coat from the St. Pat’s post.

  • Kellie

    March 18, 2010 | Reply

    Spring is my favorite! It means warm weather and summer is coming! I can’t wait!

  • mel

    March 18, 2010 | Reply

    awesome! i especially would love to have a lemon tree. they seem so pretty and fresh. do they smell? mmm that would be incredible.
    congrats on your lovely garden!

  • Anonymous

    March 18, 2010 | Reply

    There are two “baby” birds that sit on a bush every morning just outside my window! The same two birds! They peck at the window, I think, to antagonize my indoor cat who sits there watching them. They seem so happy! Love Spring! Love your first photo…..would look beautiful framed….maybe hanging in the gallery where you work? Just saying………..have a great afternoon!

  • 6roove

    March 18, 2010 | Reply

    I cant wait for spring! little green leafs are growing up, birds are singing :D

    lovely photos!

  • drollgirl

    March 18, 2010 | Reply

    pick number 2 made me gasp aloud!

    and a pretty view makes all the difference in the world. which reminds me that i should open my curtains at home more often. sometimes i just peek out of them to get a glimpse of how pretty it is outside.

  • Tamara Nicole

    March 18, 2010 | Reply

    I know! i love the plants that are blooming and I can’t wait to plant my veggie garden and see if I have a green thumb lol :-)

    Cute pics!

  • Dress the Love

    March 18, 2010 | Reply

    that’s quite a view you’ve got there! :)

  • ~alison

    March 18, 2010 | Reply

    Ahhh…it is a great thing!
    And I will attest to your old condo being somewhat cave-like. The new house would make anyone happier!

  • Iva

    March 18, 2010 | Reply

    these are beautiful, and I am so glad you are enjoying your new home and new views and first blooms. Reading ‘it makes me smile ever single day’, made my day! I am incredibly happy for you Maegan!

  • Amanda

    March 18, 2010 | Reply

    Spring is happening HERE in New York, too, and for us it’s like a child coming home from war…
    …yippee yay for your views & yippee yay for nature! :)

  • sj

    March 18, 2010 | Reply

    Gorgeous, gorgeous photos! So inspiring! I wish this is what I was looking at outside my window – and not a dirty snow mound.

  • What's New with Mrs.T

    March 18, 2010 | Reply

    So glad spring is here. Such pretty pictures you posted!

  • myoungpeter

    March 19, 2010 | Reply

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  • myoungpeter

    March 19, 2010 | Reply

    So happy for you and your husband! It’s amazing how our surroundings affect our mood. Keep up with the happy :D

    http://www.dontpanicgirl.blogspot.com/

  • Meghan

    March 19, 2010 | Reply

    Beautiful photos! You’d never guess those are in LA!

  • Lions, Tigers and Fashion OH MY!

    March 19, 2010 | Reply

    It sounds like the most beautiful place to live! I would love a lemon tree….I love to drink hot lemon and honey water! xoxo

  • pilcuis

    March 19, 2010 | Reply

    maybe you are interested in making your blog green as mine :)

    http://www.ohmydior.org/

  • dancinginchiffon

    March 19, 2010 | Reply
  • Juani

    March 19, 2010 | Reply

    I’m not a big summer person (since it gets REALLY hot here in South Africa in summertime),but I do enjoy sunlight and being able to see green things when you look out your windows.My boyfriend and I live in a very tiny one bedroom flat,with 2 windows,and one tiny one in the bathroom,but luckily they are big ones,and we have trees and rose bushes out front.Even though I hate heat,I think I would die without (sun)light.

  • April

    March 20, 2010 | Reply

    i have to agree….the sun is my drug of choice as well! I live in Florida and it is just now getting to the 70′s…i actually laid out yesterday!!! woopwoop! i was really starting to get “down in the dumps” w/ all this rain and cold weather….but now im singin here comes the sun….

  • Sniff

    March 20, 2010 | Reply

    Calas are so beautiful! And lucky you get to have your own lemons in you garden.

    Your new house sound wonderful! :)

  • Heather

    March 20, 2010 | Reply

    Windows and sunshine – can’t get enough!

    http://underfundedheiress.blogspot.com/

  • Manda

    March 20, 2010 | Reply

    the husband and I moved from a home that bordered on three roads, to 9 acres of woods and wildlife. I’m sure people eyerolled when I mentioned feeling like living in jail in our first home lol! so be it, I live easier with nature and sunshine around me!

  • Holly

    March 22, 2010 | Reply

    reading this made me happy

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