* Our California Christmas *

santa in a convertible-california christmas

As usual, it was a warm and sunny Christmas day here in Los Angeles and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love it. I remember riding my brand new skateboard in my brand new fringe boots and denim Guess mini skirt in the 80′s on a sunny Christmas morning and marveling in it… so a white Christmas just wouldn’t be right, though I’m sure it would be beautiful.

My mom and stepdad arrived at our place in Santa hats, in their convertible, like they were in some kind of cheesy Christmas movie {though they were adorable} just as the husband was taking my outfit shots {which I’ll post tomorrow since that would be a major photo overload} so it was kind of perfect timing for a photo op. Here are a few photos from our day as well as a few gifts tossed in between. Hope yours was as Merry as ours was.

california santa-convertible santa hats sunglasses

mom and barry on christmas

I haven't had service on my phone for the last 2 days... now I know why. The husband got me a new iPhone! Merry Christmas!! I'm so happy to have the new iPhone with the front camera!! Hope everyone's having a fabulous day!

The husband surprised me with a new iPhone {yay} and admittedly, I was most excited to finally be able to take front photos… though they are a bit grainy and fish-eye-lensy. Anyone else experience that or do I just need practice?

old white iphone -new white iphone

…just comparing old vs new above.

old phone

…and my brother and sil {the818} gave me this awesome vintage phone which I think is from the 60′s. It has a very similar pattern all the way around the base to the set of glassware I have from my grandma from the 60′s {you can see a matching bowl here}.

peanut butter squares

A holiday is not a holiday at our house without Peanut Butter Squares
{find my no-bake recipe here}

bebop the pug-in the kitchen

mom and delilah

Tiffany box w/ a ted bow from the husband. The first photo I took with my now iPhone this morning.

tiffany gold t pendant  Tiffany gold initial pendant necklace


I asked the husband for a gold necklace and he surprised me with a Tiffany “T” Gold Pendant necklace… T for our last name, Tintari. He’s so fabulous I can’t even stand it.

LeRoy-black french bulldog

Most happy that we have LeRoy home sweet home!

My brother, who has been taking drum lessons from our 90yr old grandpa, now teaching his daughter how to play. #christmas

We come from a long line of drummers and my brother is currently taking lessons from our 90 year old grandpa so we got Delilah a set of her own drums so my brother can teach her how to play. They were both pretty excited about them. It was a major cute overload moment.

me and morgan and delilah christmas morning

Three ladies in black & red… with messy bed-heads… “Christmas Casual” we like to call it ;)

takeout on christmas

I had intended on cooking a great big breakfast for everyone but my family tends to run late, which is fine because cooking stresses me out anyway. So we ordered lunch from the local deli, which of course, was open.

boys on the couch watching the game

Watching the Lakers lose… boo.

george the puppy Delilah petting george the puppy


Our friend Timmy joined us with his new puppy, George… who Delilah fell in love with. Not only were they about the same size, they share a name. George is Delilah’s middle name.

Vanity Fair print 1928   chloe marcie bag large black

Natalie {my sort-of MIL, for lack of better title, lol} and friend, gave me this amazing Eduardo Garcia Benito Vanity Fair 1928 framed print when we stopped by Pep’s dad’s house later that evening … and my gift to myself, which was actually more of a reward/present for getting a book deal, was the Chloe Marcie bag, but it’s really HUGE and briefcase-like so I’m sending it back. The medium may be better or even the small but I may actually keep my options open at this time (also, it’s kind of a ridiculous amount to spend on a bag, really it is)

mom and morgan and delilah

carson palmer raiders jersey kid raider jersey

Delilah and “Uncle Peppers”, as she calls him, can now be twins in their Raiders jerseys.

We’re having a nice pseudo-vacation week and are relaxing and recovering from last week’s stress-extravaganza. Hopefully you get some well-deserved time off as well. Happy Tuesday!

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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.

24 Comments

  • Four Flights

    December 27, 2011 | Reply

    that necklace IS fantastic! Beautiful and thoughtful. And I keep hearing book talk but must have missed the post – what is this news you speak of?!? :)

  • Neris / Fashion Fractions

    December 27, 2011 | Reply

    super cute photos Maegan! looks like all of you had an amazing Christmas! and it never ceases to amaze me how much you and your mom look alike .)

    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

  • Gawgus things...

    December 27, 2011 | Reply

    Great photos of a great Christmas!

  • Maria

    December 27, 2011 | Reply

    Great Xmas photos! So happy LeRoy is back home. That is the biggest present you could ask for. Delilah is cuter every day. Waiting to see you Xmas outfit tomorrow.
    Happy Tuesday!

  • Erica

    December 27, 2011 | Reply

    What a nice Christmas! That phone is AMAZING!

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  • Sam

    December 27, 2011 | Reply

    Looks like you had a very cozy and sweet holiday! Could Delilah get any cuter? I think not.

  • Galaxia

    December 27, 2011 | Reply

    I like your Christmas casual and convertible photos : ) Beautiful necklace, too.

  • Alyssa

    December 27, 2011 | Reply

    This was such a beautiful and heartwarming post! The amount of love in this family is so wonderful! I really thought that was you in the first picture! I was like WOW!

    I’m glad you had such a wonderful Christmas, and that LeRoy was home! And I wish you a fabulous and wonderful New Year!

  • Nancy

    December 27, 2011 | Reply

    Hi Maegan

    Beautiful pictures.The picture with your Mom in the convertible made me think of all those Beverly Hills 90210 Christmas episodes which made having a green LA Christmas look so cool.It still looks cool!

    Have a great day
    Nancy

  • Lia

    December 27, 2011 | Reply

    Gorgeous pics, Maegan. It looks like such a fabulous way to spend Xmas :) I am obsessed with the vintage phone! How rad is that!
    xxoo
    Lia

  • 'Tia

    December 27, 2011 | Reply

    Your Mom is too cute!!!

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  • Maddy

    December 27, 2011 | Reply

    Your mom is beautiful! You look just like her, I thought it was you in the front seat of the first photo!

  • Anna Saccone

    December 27, 2011 | Reply

    Um, so your mom looks like your sister…lol :) She’s amazing & so are you! I loooved your necklace so much and the fact that it’s gold is so much more “you” :) I know what you mean about the bag but I think you deserve it so I say do whatever you want — if you want the smaller one, go for it! Huge congratulations on your BOOK DEAL, I am really excited to learn more!! <3 xoxo

  • chillairandperfume

    December 27, 2011 | Reply

    That vintage phone is SO great. Love the rest of the photos too. Looks like you had a great holiday.

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  • Alela Sirah

    December 28, 2011 | Reply

    Your mom looks like she could be your sister! wow! Looks like you had a good Christmas! Love the purse!
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  • Anonymous

    December 28, 2011 | Reply

    I’m still so happy that Leroy is back home! That is the best news. So grateful to the universe and our lucky stars. Happy New Year filled with good health and safety to all, including all pets.

  • Mary Ann

    December 28, 2011 | Reply

    That’s the cutest pic of Leroy – I’m glad you had a wonderful holiday!

  • C-belll

    December 28, 2011 | Reply

    Hi Maegan. I follow since two years and I love you and your amazing ideas. I want to say Merry Christmas:)
    Sibel from Turkey:)
    //cbellle.blogspot.com

  • Anonymous

    December 28, 2011 | Reply

    Maegan, Thanks for an awesome Christmas. Your mom really is beautiful. And I love her so much!
    BW

  • Katie

    December 28, 2011 | Reply

    Oh my gosh…the picture of your parents arriving is TOO cute! It made me smile.

  • Carsedra

    December 29, 2011 | Reply

    Oh to me in the warmth and sun during the Holiday’s!!! It looks like you all had a great time. Your gifts the vintage phone and picture are beautiful!! You have such a beautiful family!!

    I can’t wait to read your book!!

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  • Jani

    December 29, 2011 | Reply

    Love your photos. Thanks for sharing you holiday fun with us. Looks like you had an amazing time with your family :)

    -Jani
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  • House of Avandan

    December 31, 2011 | Reply

    Your momma has style just like you! Looks like your family had a very merry xmas.

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  • Mary Francis

    January 3, 2012 | Reply

    I love Dee’s dress! I love all Harajuku Mini stuff, actually. Morgan introduced me to the line. It looks like Christmas was very merry for you & the fam :)

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