Our First Snow… in Lake Arrowhead

snowy pathway between the trees

Exactly one week after we moved into our new house, it snowed. I may have mentioned this already in my Sunday Instagram re-caps, but we woke up to a winter wonderland, and it was gorgeous. And what we thought was a BIG SNOW, considering it snowed all day and night, was actually just a light dusting… and when we heard that very interesting bit of information, we became a bit terrified of what’s to come. The morning after our first snow {when it had finally stopped snowing}, we bundled up in a big dorky way and went on a little adventure. Luckily in the move, I found my old snowboard jacket because up until then, I had nothing in the way of warmth for this freezing climate. These photos document our first snowy adventure and give you a better idea of where we live now.

patio furniture covered in snow

our patio furniture covered in snow

snow covered steps

our steps down from the mud room and deck

snow covered swing

we have a full sized playground on our property, from what we think is the late 1950’s when the house was originally built {which will be gone come spring}

snowy road

a road leading up to and running next to our house

house in the snow

this is the guard’s house where the gate entry to walk down to the lake is {because it’s private} I love this little house


snow runoff heading down to the lake

dressed sloppy in the snow

my uber chic warm, snowy getup {keepin’ it real, yo}

 first snow on the lake

our “beach” part of the lake is a little over 2 minute walk from our house

apple trees on the lake

it’s called Orchard Bay because it’s lined with apple trees… that you can eat!

houses built around trees

a favorite quaint blue house built around the majestic trees

empty docs at the lake

empty boat docks nearby… they hibernate in the winter

snowy rooftops and trees

snowy treetops and rooftops

bundled up in the snow

the husband all bundled up

lake arrowhead

always adorable ducks on the lake & I always forget to bring food for them

large tree

lake arrowhead village from across the lake

the village view

We love it here… we actually still feel like we’re on vacation, simply renting someone else’s house. It’s so beautiful we try to get out into nature every single day. I’m not sure it will ever NOT feel like vacation. We are smitten kittens 😉


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, 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.


  • fashion-meets-art

    December 20, 2012 |

    wonderful pictures. everything looks so nice. beautiful.
    lovely greets

    FASHION-MEETS-ART by Maren Anita

  • thankfifi

    December 20, 2012 |

    just perfect – I am dreaming of snow here but all we’re getting this Christmas, it seems, is very cold rain!


  • Mawiyah

    December 20, 2012 |

    Looks gorgeous 🙂

  • Anonymous

    December 20, 2012 |

    Nothing compares to living in all four seasons, and I’m glad you’re (finally :)) realising that. The place looks wonderful. Enjoy the snow!!

  • Heather Carson

    December 20, 2012 |

    WOW. can this get any more beautiful? it’s a wonderland!

    merry – heather

  • Jennifer

    December 20, 2012 |

    I hope you enjoy your white Christmas!

    xo Jennifer


  • Misty

    December 20, 2012 |

    I seriously want to vacation there and stay in your guest room. 🙂

  • racingcourne

    December 20, 2012 |

    Snow! I am wanting a white Christmas but it doesn’t seem like it’s coming.

    That tree also looks super climbable! =D
    Beautiful place to vacation.

  • Megan, TfDiaries.com

    December 21, 2012 |

    How exciting, love how beautiful it is. ..
    Xo Megan, http://www.TfDiaries.com

  • Betting Sports

    August 11, 2013 |

    That’s a very nice garden. I will put something like that outside too. hr.livesports-betting.com

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