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Weekly Instagram Photo Recap // 4/27-5/3 2015

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cooling mats for dogs

For all you smash-faced dog owners, these gel pet cooling mats are a LIFE-SAVER! We trained Randy, who overheats quite quickly, to lay on them whenever he gets hot and when we return from walks in the summer. I don’t know how but they cool him down INSTANTLY! They’re about $14-$20 on Amazon. We have a 16″ & a 20″ of the “slumber pet cool pup pet mat” {shown above} but there are also larger mats for bigger dogs available from different brands. I think you CAN refrigerate them, but there’s no need. They cool to the touch, it’s crazy!

There are a few amazon reviews of women using them for hot flashes as well, just saying, this brand in particular is very soft and silky to the touch, so it’s a real option for cooling humans as well 😉

cillian murphy drawing sketch

I haven’t been able to make time to draw this week and it’s been tugging at me… this is a closeup of Cillian Murphy I did from about a month ago… also, I’ve watched Peaky Blinders about 5 times now… just one episode a night before bed, but I can’t stop! It’s so good. I’ve just started The Paradise again though, which is much more feminine and sweet, but lovely just as well.

big curls

Big, fun, wild, curls… I did my bantu knots, but tighter/smaller sections. This full outfit is coming this week.

pencil and colored pencil drawing of a flower

The flower I started last weekend… and this is the state it’s still in. I’m dying to finish. I’m hoping to have a little free time later today, but I still have so much work to finish today… and then of course MAD MEN AND GAME OF THRONES take Sunday night priority, so there’s that.

blue and white striped dress

Love, love, LOVE this striped tunic/shift dress from Joules! It’s a summer fave… see it in this outfit post with a floral raincoat and boots and find shopping details too!

That was day three of the crazy curls… and turned into an I Love Lucy hairdo.

lets fiesta cinco de mayo party ideas

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pied french buulldog

This big Bobe, Trevor… gives me about 30 seconds before I get a “MERP” pay attention to me noise.

palm trees

Sometimes I miss the palms in LA… not the heat, but the palm trees. Though I think I took this photo in Palm Springs.

bungee jumpin

Throwback to bungee jumping in the LA National Forest from a bridge… where they made sure to tell us that if we don’t jump just right, we’ll bounce back up and hit the bridge, lol… late ’90s… I wonder if I’d do it now?

frenchies and a pug

The boys hanging with Bebop when they were still growing. They were nearly the same size as Bebop here, and now are both twice his size. Though, to be fair, Bebop has been shrinking in the last year or more. He’s getting smaller and smaller but is still kickin!

waterfall braid tutorial

Birchbox featured my waterfall braid on their Instagram feed and there were a lot of questions on where to find the link, so I did too. The easiest way to find old posts is to just google lovemaegan and then the keyword… it’s how I find things too, lol.

Happy Sunday Lovecats!

* Hope you’re having a lovely weekend!


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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