Life Weekend

Weekend Wrap Up – Bad Appraisal & a Tea Party

Hi Cyber Friends!

Hope your weekend was well. I can’t hardly believe we are almost done with July. It is almost like it didn’t exist. My children will be starting school in just 2 weeks and I can hardly believe it. This summer has been so rainy, I just don’t feel like we took advantage of it, but we always have the fall to look forward to.

This Friday we got the gut wrenching news that the house we currently have a contract on did not appraise. Seriously this $*&^ makes me want to holler. Again, $50K under seems to be the magic number. I just wanted to cry but managed to wrangle the tears and remind myself that ultimately God knows what we need and He will supply it in due time but I wasn’t in the mood to rationalize that on Friday night. What did I do? Closed my door and dared anyone enter.

Mommy Time Out

Saturday morning we got word that the homeowner counters back and asks can we come to the table with $20K out of our pocket. I have his phone number and started to give him a call and a schoolin’ on how real estate works because apparently his agent didn’t. Who in their right mind would pay more for a house than its worth? I’ll wait.

The decision at this point is to submit additional comps that sold in the area for higher to the appraiser and see if he will consider raising the value on the home a bit. Heard it all before. See, this process takes an additional 5 business days when we are scheduled to close on the 25th. I could seriously scream right now. Pushing this out past the end of the month presents a bunch of financial issues for us because we pushed all of our small bills to the end of the month to make sure that a figure that contains two digits and the first digit isn’t a 1 then a comma and three additional digits was sitting in the bank. Oh and add to that school starts in two weeks. I just….


Okay. I’m done.

I had to turn my frown upside down and get my EN.TIRE life together, and packaged up all pretty in less than 2 hours to host a wonderful tea party sponsored by the Cadbury brand for Addison and her friends. Stay tuned later in the week for a detailed post but I’ll let you get the same sneak peek my Instagram got

Cadbury High Tea Party


The lovely Bunnie from Bunnie Hilliard and Co. took care of all the decorations.


After entertaining these sweet girls and lovely ladies for an * in my best British acccent* afternoon  spot of tea, I switched gears and headed out with the Mr. to be entertained with good food, great drinks and awesome conversation at the home of one of our favorite couples. They truly took the edge off, or it could’ve been the drinks but I can’t truly call it!

Sunday, headed out to our uncle’s house with hopes of getting in the pool but that rain that I spoke about…yeah. No deal. While over there my SIL/Real Estate Agent mentioned that the sellers agent suggested to her to get the termination paperwork started. Maaaaaaaaan, there is no escaping this mess. We are thinking out our strategy on this Sunday evening. At this point I say call their bluff and pull out before they officially do and move on. We have reason to believe that they are in a position where they need to move. At this point I don’t care anymore, this game sucks. Oh, the house we were building? Someone moved into it. Not that I wanted it or anything but that is no longer an option. Tuh.

Enough of my mess. How was your weekend?!



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    July 22, 2013 at 1:55 am

    I know your frustration about the house hunting situation. After a year off, we’re back in the game and we’ve already had two let downs. 🙁 And to think people are still calling this a buyer’s market. I’m really trying not to get too attached to any of these houses until all systems are a go and we have a moving truck in the yard.

    Can’t wait to see and hear more about the tea party. Moo saw the pics and has been asking if she can have a tea party for her birthday. I think I will indulge her and do just that. And we got rain Sunday too. Ugh… we’ve spent so much time stuck indoors for this month.

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    July 22, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Girl….that seller needs to quit playing, and get real. NOBODY is gonna pay more for a house than it’s worth, they must be out of their mind. What bank would even approve the loan? They crazy. And they need to be looking into a damn short sale instead of trying to make money off of you. My face is so screwed up right now.

    With that said, the pictures from the tea party look like it was so much fun, and the decorations were beautiful, as well as the guests!

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    July 22, 2013 at 9:55 am

    Seriously, the seller must be out of his mind! Unbelievable! In due time all will fall into place.

    Your tea party looks amazing I’m sure you ladies and girls had a great time! Addison looks adorable!

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    July 22, 2013 at 10:59 am

    Man, I hope the house struggle ends soon for you! On a lighter note, I sure wish I could have come to the tea party! I want to have one for myself..but with long island iced tea preferably lol 🙂

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    July 22, 2013 at 11:12 am

    Ugh so sorry. That’s the worst! On an up note, that tea party looks like it was just darling!

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    July 22, 2013 at 11:29 am

    Awww, man! I’m so sorry about all the house grief. We’re over due for a chat. I need to step my prayer game up, too, which I will get on right away!

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    July 22, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    That tea party is TOOOOO cute! I gave my girlfriend a tea party for her 22nd bday and it was a HIT. The girls just loved wearing their Sunday hats and talking over a cup of tea!

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    Mylah Stanton
    July 22, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    How frustrating!!! I’m so sorry this is happening again.

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    July 22, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    I’m scheduled to close on the 30th but I have reason to believe it will be pushed into the first week of August. Lord willing all will work out. This is definitely a sellers market *Le Sigh*

    I’m thinking about giving myself a fabulous tea party! The party was adorable!!!

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    Cam | Bibs & Baubles
    July 23, 2013 at 2:27 am

    I’m seriously sitting over here with my lip poked out. Man! I’m sorry, Mimi!

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    July 23, 2013 at 8:41 am

    Come out of pocket with $20K for a house that didn’t appraise right??? Mannnn he needs to have all of the seats in the world! That’s crazy! I know this whole process is getting to be a drag, but just remember that there MUST be a reason for it all.

    I love the tea party!!! I’m so jealous I don’t have a girl to have tea parties with! All I get to do is race cars around the house. *pouts*

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    July 23, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    I can understand your frustration, and it very much so valid.

    On another note, the pics from the party are adorable! Everyone looked amazing.

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    July 23, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    that house stuff, man , makes me want to rent forever!

    That tea party was super cute! Love the pics

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    July 23, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about your house appraisal. That really does stink. The tea party looked liked so much fun. The girls and the hats were so cute!

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