Christmas my family my holidays

* 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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Maegan Tintari

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

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