It’s my Birthday… again.

Judging by the 2 candles on the cake, I’d say this was my second birthday, 1978

Today is my 36th birthday. Which means, I am now closer to 40 than I am to 30, and nowhere near 2 – - and that is a bit surreal. I often hear people say I don’t feel {insert age here} and I can’t honestly say I do either… but mostly because, I have no idea exactly how being {insert age here} feels. I suppose I will tell you next year. My 30′s have been pretty spectacular in general though… my favorite decade yet. I can say that since I was a child, I have always looked forward to being an adult. In fact, I couldn’t wait for the life I’m living now. And while it does look a little differently than I thought it would without children of my own running around, it’s pretty darn fantastic and I wouldn’t change a single thing.

My mom saved a few “choice” outfits from my childhood and returned them to me when she handed down the antique cedar chest that resides in our master bedroom at the moment, still full of my childhood outfits… this is one of them. I’m guessing she saved it because it was from Saks… or maybe just because she liked it. I was a bit shocked that the elastic is still fully intact in both the skirt and the top. Now that’s quality ;)

So of course, LeRoy was a doll and modeled it for me…

Happy Friday Lovecats!

…and happy June as well.

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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.

57 Comments

  • nookie

    June 1, 2012 | Reply

    Happy birthday!!!

  • derya ö.

    June 1, 2012 | Reply

    Happy birthday!!! It’s really strange that my birthday was on 30th May, my husband’s was on 6th March and we married on 2st September and at last i am struggle with ifertility just like you:)) you and me so similiar to each other:))) Isn’t it so funny??:))Love…

  • Elissa

    June 1, 2012 | Reply

    Happy Birthday Maegan! I wish you the best 36th!

    http://www.thegirlon23rd.blogspot.com

  • Debora Bondì

    June 1, 2012 | Reply

    happy birthday lovely Maegan!

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  • Ivana

    June 1, 2012 | Reply

    Happy Birthday, Maegan! May your 36th year be even more fabulous that the previous 35 years :) I wish you all the best, and I’m pretty much obsessed with LeRoy modeling your childhood outfit. So. Darn. Cute!

    Have a wonderful day!

    xx Ivana
    Macarons and Pearls

  • online parenting class

    June 1, 2012 | Reply

    happy birthday!!:)

  • Mruna Mistry

    June 1, 2012 | Reply

    Your childhood pic looks cute and so does Leroy! Happy Birthday!

  • Charlotta, Afternoon Apparel

    June 1, 2012 | Reply

    Happy birthday!

  • crazyseamonkey

    June 1, 2012 | Reply

    Happy birthday Maegan!! I started reading your blog this year and have really loved it – thanks for all the inspiration. Hope you have a fantastic day :P

  • Natali

    June 1, 2012 | Reply

    Happy birthday!! All the best wishes!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

  • boba t

    June 1, 2012 | Reply

    LeRoy in your childhood outfit, in that pose, is hilarious!! Happy Birthday, Maegan!

  • Anna

    June 1, 2012 | Reply

    happy birthday!!!

    xAnna
    fairytalefrocks.blogspot.com

  • Anna Saccone

    June 1, 2012 | Reply

    Ha ha ha LeRoy in your childhood outfit is the best :D That is such a cute little crop top, you were so trendy even as a kid!! Happy Birthday, hope you have a wonderful day xxx

  • Laura

    June 1, 2012 | Reply

    Happy Birthday! Enjoy your day!
    30s are grear!

  • Marsi @ The Cottage Cheese

    June 1, 2012 | Reply

    Oh my, how adorable are you at two?! Already fashionable. Happy birthday girlie, I hope you have a fabulous day!

  • Maria @ GLD

    June 1, 2012 | Reply

    Happy bday Maegan!!! Have a great day and a wonderful year.
    How cute is that little outfit! You looked so cute in it.

  • Deauna

    June 1, 2012 | Reply

    Happy birthday! I hope you have something nice planned to celebrate.

  • Justine {Stop Me if You've Heard This One}

    June 1, 2012 | Reply

    Of COURSE you would be an adorable (and impeccably dressed!) tot :)

    Have a wonderful day!

  • Tiffany*

    June 1, 2012 | Reply

    That is so awesome your mom saved this outfit! It’s too adorable. Happy Birthday love! Hope you have a wonderful day and an amazing year filled with lots of laughter and love!
    beijos,
    Tiffany
    http://www.beijostiffany.com

  • Mabecita

    June 1, 2012 | Reply

    I hope you have a wonderful birthday and get a lot of presents!

  • jenn~the stylish housewife

    June 1, 2012 | Reply

    HAPPY bday maegan!!!! love the raggedy ann cake. AND the adorable outfit. =) i just turned 37…and i have to agree…the thirties have been pretty awesome. hope you have the most amazing day!

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

  • Consider Me Lovely

    June 1, 2012 | Reply

    Happy Birthday Maegan!! May your 36th year be better than all of the great years before it! LeRoy is too darn cute in your childhood outfit!

  • mimosk26

    June 1, 2012 | Reply

    I wish you a wonderful day! Happy birthday and enjoy every little bit of it! <3

  • Kelly Heater

    June 1, 2012 | Reply

    Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Maegan, happy birthday to you! BTW LOVE LeRoy! The hubs and I have a female frenchie that looks just like him. We also have a Boston so high five for smashed faces, snoring and of course terrible FARTS! You know what I’m talking about :)

  • Loulou

    June 1, 2012 | Reply

    Happy Birthday Maegan. I’m sure you’ll have a wonderful day with that terrific husband of yours! Fantastic that you have the very outfit that your two year old self was wearing in that picture.

    Loulou

  • Lex

    June 1, 2012 | Reply

    Happy, happy birthday! I hope you have a lovely day :)

  • Aline@TamedMusings

    June 1, 2012 | Reply

    Happy Birthday Maegan! I sincerely hope this year miracles happen and you get your baby, and I´m inspired by your joy and take on life.

  • Mindy

    June 1, 2012 | Reply

    Happy birthday Maegan! Thanks for all the inspiration.

  • SConnerFoto

    June 1, 2012 | Reply

    Happy Birthday Meagan! Hope it is a fabulous day cause it will be a fabulous year!

  • stacy

    June 1, 2012 | Reply

    happy happy maegan! thanks for brightening the blogosphere.

  • Birdieshoots

    June 1, 2012 | Reply

    Happy Birthday, hope your day is nothing less than fantastic!

  • Lizzie

    June 1, 2012 | Reply

    Happy Happy Happy Birthday!!! Enjoy the rest of your year!!! Wishing you many more to come!

  • Jamie

    June 1, 2012 | Reply

    Happy birthday! I love that picture of your dog modeling – too funny.

  • Anonymous

    June 1, 2012 | Reply

    Feliz Cumpleaños Maegan.

  • Ashlee~Shevonne

    June 1, 2012 | Reply

    Happy Birthday!!!

  • Kat

    June 1, 2012 | Reply

    Happy Birthday! Age ain’t nothin’ but a number! Leroy looks really cute in your outfit!
    aneyeforfashion.blogspot.com

  • Louise

    June 1, 2012 | Reply

    Happy birthday to uuuuuuuuu xxx

  • Fashionable in Montreal

    June 1, 2012 | Reply

    Happy birthday Maegan! Following your blog I know you to be the kind of person that faces life eyes and heart wide open. May the continuation of your journey through life brings you strength, joy and fulfilment. All the best from Montreal. Danina of Fashionable in Montreal

  • Anonymous

    June 1, 2012 | Reply

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SUNSHINE! And I’m glad Leroy is well, too. (ear/eye) Have a wonderful birthday weekend! Post some birthday photos of you and hubby next week……….

  • Anonymous

    June 1, 2012 | Reply

    Happy Birthday from Boston! Found your blog by accident. It’s really interesting. Hope to be your new reader. Cheers! :) Marina

  • oh, jenny mae

    June 1, 2012 | Reply

    happiest of birthdays, pretty lady! leroy looks darling!

  • drollgirl

    June 2, 2012 | Reply

    omg! that outfit! and on LEROY!!! i am cracking up! so cute!

    and happy birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • carla5555

    June 2, 2012 | Reply

    SO CUTE! Happy Birthday!!!! Hope you have a fabulous day!!! xoxo

    http://www.fashionmavenmommy.com

  • Fashion Readings

    June 2, 2012 | Reply

    Happy Birthday!!! Hope you had a wonderful birthday!

    x
    Fashion Readings
    http://fashionreadings.blogspot.com.au/

  • Amy @ At the Pink of Perfection

    June 2, 2012 | Reply

    Happy Birthday Beautiful!

  • Namine

    June 2, 2012 | Reply

    Happy Birthday!!

  • Sara

    June 2, 2012 | Reply

    I am a total sucker for dogs in clothes. Also, how very sweet of your mom to save some of your childhood clothes for you, I love digging through old stuff my mom has saved over the years, it brings back so many memories.

    Happy birthday!!

  • peacelovenutrition

    June 2, 2012 | Reply

    Happy Birthday Maegan! You and your blog have grown so much these past few years- I’ve loved seeing the journey.

    My birthday is soon also! June 3rd. I’ll be 26

    Closer to 30 than 20 ; )

    I’m looking forward to 30— 20 are tough man

    xo

  • Jola

    June 2, 2012 | Reply

    Herzlichn Glückwunsch, dear Maegan!

  • Matter Of Style

    June 2, 2012 | Reply

    Happy Birthday!
    I know! I so agree with you!
    Birthday days have never been a very happy days for me partialy because as you say I never exactly know how to feel and partially because that day is for us, girls totally ruined by the beauty industry. I now understand that age is only a number that don’t represent us at all and we shouldn’t be trapped into it. It’s just a way to count time and nothing else, we have to try to live life as we want it to be and not how we should be at a certain age. Labels are always less than what we are! So happy birthday,you are fabulous!

  • Holly

    June 3, 2012 | Reply

    happy belated birthday maegan!! you are kicking the 30′s ass! i dont know what that means, but i want it to mean, you look amazing and it makes me excited for my 30s.

    ps. your 2 year old self……oh my gah so cute.

  • thankfifi

    June 3, 2012 | Reply

    aw bless leroy! that poor boy – it must be your birthday if he’s letting you away with that! such a beautiful outfit though.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY

    ♥ ThankFifi

  • Lorena

    June 4, 2012 | Reply

    Happy belated bday M!
    i cannot stop laughing at LeRoy in that cute dress :)
    It’s fun to see that the character of the moment was RAggedy Ann – she was my 1st birthday motive :)

  • Me

    June 4, 2012 | Reply

    I hope your day was fabulous!!

  • Abby

    June 12, 2012 | Reply

    Happy belated Birthday Maegan!!! I just celebrated mine yesterday and I totally agree with you that my 30′s have been the best age so far!!! :)

    http://www.socalsophisticate.com

  • Lydia

    June 15, 2012 | Reply

    I was freaking out about turning the big 3-0 but you’re right, it’s only been a few months and it’s the best already!! Nice blog!

  • Bella Clothing

    June 18, 2012 | Reply

    Happy Belated Birthday Megan:)
    hope you`l have wonderful journey of life…

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