OMG We Might Have a White Christmas on the Lake!

Lake Arrowhead

As I mentioned in my last Lake Arrowhead post, the husband and I went for another visit on Tuesday to check out the house we loved one more time. We wanted to see if we would get the same great feeling for it that we did initially and to make sure we really wanted to live up in the mountains.

And we loved it… again… in fact, as soon as we reach the top of the mountain, it’s hard for me to stop smiling. It’s really the strangest thing! I find myself trying not to get too excited about anything but there’s just no stopping my ginormous grin!

We brought my mom with us this time just to get a second {or third} opinion of not only the area but of the house as well, and she loved it too.

She particularly loved the park-sized playground in what would be our backyard… so we took a moment to swing a little…

on the swings with mom

While we were there doing a little further house inspecting, our realtor got a call from the owners saying there was already an offer on the house. In one week’s time!?!?! After hearing that, we were admittedly a little bummed, knowing we’d have to offer more than we initially wanted to, but still far lower than our original plan – but also now having to compete with another bid. Still not really wanting to jump the gun, but wanting to be prepared, we stopped by Keith’s office before leaving the mountain to fill out the paperwork and told him we’d give him an answer that evening when we returned home and had some time to think about it.

By 4:45 that afternoon, we texted Keith & told him to put the offer in on the house…. EEEEEK!!!

And then we waited… nervously talking about the situation and trying not to get overly excited as we didn’t know what our future held for us.

Yesterday evening we still hadn’t heard from our realtor, so the husband went to the movies with a friend and I stayed in. Literally ten minutes after they left as I was chatting with my brother, the phone rang and it was Keith, our realtor. He asked me what our highest offer was and I responded, well we decided that’s the highest we want to go and Keith said GOOD BECAUSE THEY ACCEPTED YOUR OFFER!!

I squealed so loudly, I’m sure he had to remove the phone from his ear.

So if all goes well {inspection, loan, escrow, etc.} we may be moving to Lake Arrowhead before the end of the year… I think? EEEEEK… OMG. We are so excited, nervous, terrified, thrilled… you name it, we are it.

At least ten times a day we look at each other with WIDE EYES and say/ask ARE WE CRAZY? … so yeah, it’s happening… kind of, I guess? lol omg.


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.



    October 11, 2012 |

    EEEEEEEE! Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

  • anbreen

    October 11, 2012 |

    Congratulations!!! That sounds amazing 🙂 I really hope it all works out for you!

  • Maria @ GLD

    October 11, 2012 |

    OMG!!! SO happy fo you guys!!! This is great news! Hope everything goes as planned. Fingers crossed!

  • jenn~the stylish housewife

    October 11, 2012 |

    Yay yay YAY! i am SO excited for you! =)

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

  • Felicia

    October 11, 2012 |

    Not that I know you personally but you seem like a true down L.A. girl so I was surprised when you guys started looking so far outside of the city. I am seriously so happy that you were able to find something you both loved yet seemingly so outside your comfort zone!! I applaud you for making a big move, both literally and figuratively, and wish you a lot of luck!

  • drollgirl

    October 11, 2012 |

    holy shit! you are almost a HOME OWNER!!!! very, very, very exciting!!!!!

  • Tanya

    October 11, 2012 |

    Wow, you guys just went for it! I’ve been following your house-hunting saga and I’m so so happy for you!!! Yes!

  • gina

    October 11, 2012 |

    Omg, so exciting!!! Fingers coissed that all goes well and I can say welcome to the mountain!!!! And honestly, fall and christmas time up here is so magical, you’re gonna love it even more then you do now!!

  • Angela Wiebe

    October 11, 2012 |

    SO EXCITING!!! I have really loved reading your posts about house hunting it is so nice seeing you think the decisions through and not just buy and regret later!

  • Alice Barton

    October 11, 2012 |

    Yeeesss!!! I am sooo happy for you guys!! xx

  • Jennifer

    October 11, 2012 |

    Wow that is amazing news! I bet you have a lot of good vibes going out for you right now. Keep us updated!

    xo Jennifer

  • AudreyK.

    October 11, 2012 |

    OMG!!! Amazing! You deserve this! I can’t wait to see blog posts on decorating as you move in. Hope the rest of the process goes smoothly. Best of luck!

  • thankfifi

    October 11, 2012 |

    AMAZING – such great news guys – can’t wait to follow you there (in a non creepy follow on the blog kind of way 😉

    ♥ ThankFifi

  • thedreameryblog

    October 11, 2012 |

    That’s so exciting! Hope all goes well!

  • Jr.

    October 12, 2012 |

    Ahhh! So excited for you and hubby! And so excited for all new DIYs! xo!

  • Anonymous

    October 12, 2012 |

    That’s a nice picture of you and your mom 🙂


  • Carly

    October 12, 2012 |

    Congrats on your house!

  • honestysprotegee

    October 12, 2012 |

    Yay for you guys! Keeping my fingers crossed and hope everything goes smoothly!

  • luckylass

    October 12, 2012 |

    I have been a reader of yours for awhile now, and am so excited for you. It is so nice to have a place that is truly your own. When you know it is your home, you know. I am so happy for you both!

  • Rhe Christine

    October 12, 2012 |

    squeeeeeee!!!!! ahhhhh!!!!!!! so exciting!!!


    October 12, 2012 |

    SOOOO excited for you, really hope it all works out!!

  • Anonymous

    October 12, 2012 |

    I have enjoying a white christmas on the Lake.
    Now you can flaunt your fashion

  • Laura

    October 12, 2012 |

    Very exciting! Good luck! It sounds like a gorgeous area.

  • Aims

    October 12, 2012 |

    I’ve been a reader and fan of yours for years, and have loved seeing what you have done to your current rental, so can’t wait to see what you do to your VERY OWN HOME!! So exciting, muchos congrats!!! Hope all goes through smoothly x

  • stacy

    October 12, 2012 |

    wonderful news! i’m so excited for you both!

  • Patty

    October 12, 2012 |

    Congratulations! Super excited for you both! 🙂

  • andrea moore

    October 12, 2012 |

    Seems you enjoyed a lot with a gret energy, and honestly, fall and Christmas time spent here is so magical.

  • Mawiyah

    October 12, 2012 |

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  • Mawiyah

    October 12, 2012 |

    Go Maegan, go Maegan!!!

  • Stasia

    October 12, 2012 |

    Congrats! I am so jealous.


  • Anonymous

    October 12, 2012 |

    Congrats, so excited for your new mtn. top adventure!

  • Anonymous

    October 12, 2012 |

    Great news! Congratulations!!!

  • A.Co

    October 12, 2012 |


    Congrats and fingers crossed on the inspection, etc!!

    😀 😀 😀 x 100!

  • FierceandFashionable

    October 12, 2012 |

    SO EXCITING! I loved the whole story & checked out your other post w/house photos–gorgeous. Best of luck, happy for you!


    Fierce & Fashionable

  • Natalie

    October 12, 2012 |

    I have been receiving email updates on your blog for months now, but I only just realised I never commented and I thought now would be as good a time as any! I’m so happy for you! That’s really exciting, and the house is gorgeous. I hope everything goes well, best of luck!

  • Natalie Hua

    October 12, 2012 |

    Congrats to you and your husband my dear Megan! I just finished watching the video you did for and now I wanna go dip dye everything but I have to write this comment first! 🙂
    The house looks gorgeous the way it is but I’m sure with your talent it will be amazing!! Sending you a huge hug from NY!

  • jen_schoeph

    October 14, 2012 |

    congratulations! what a wonderful time & so much excitement

  • ms. mindless

    October 15, 2012 |

    Congratulations! Blogland could not be more excited to follow along as you decorate a new space with your amazing style!

  • leslimarie

    October 16, 2012 |

    OMG Congrats! Buying a house is so exciting, and a little bit scary too! lol

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