My First Prison Wedding?  Why I Agreed To Officiate & Undergo The Screening Process…

My First Prison Wedding?  Why I Agreed To Officiate & Undergo The Screening Process...

When Misty contacted me to officiate her wedding next Friday, she added a small comment regarding the location-Estes Unit in Venus, Texas. The name of what I assumed was a venue turned out to be a prison!  I called her to “discuss” what I knew would NOT be as simple as it might sound.  I … [Read more…]

Conflict Resolution Comes In Handy When Chaos & Scheduling Cause Problems…

Conflict Resolution Comes In Handy When Chaos & Scheduling Cause Problems...

This morning I reviewed an email from Robert Kelley who had scheduled a wedding April 8 at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens and their date was cancelled due to over scheduling.  Since the brides brother was home on leave for the wedding, Robert asked me for affordable option suggestions.   Remembering all too well the … [Read more…]

Flips, Flops & The Flu-The Pawning Planners Get Back To Business…

Flips, Flops & The Flu-The Pawning Planners Get Back To Business...

For the past two weeks my entire family have “passed around” a flu virus.  A few days ago, I realized that I was getting sick myself after keeping Maryssa while Cindy kept Makenna in our attempt to prevent a cycle of sickness.  When you spend as much time with your family as we do, getting … [Read more…]

Loaned Inventory Is Borrowed But Must Be Returned- Texas Twins Events/The Pawning Planners…

Loaned Inventory Is Borrowed But Must Be Returned- Texas Twins Events/The Pawning Planners...

A lot of folks wonder if my businesses are seasonal but the truth is that most of my clients book year round since wedding season normally lasts from Febuary to July and I am normally “booked out” months in advance.   Due to my schedule, Pawning Planners clients are often flexible where Texas Twins Events … [Read more…]

Who Knew Dieting Was This Challenging?  The Pawning Planners Have Our Ups & Downs Ya All…

Who Knew Dieting Was This Challenging?  The Pawning Planners Have Our Ups & Downs Ya All...

Some folks tell you to weigh every week and hit the gym twice but Cindy and I are hitting the gym five days a week and weighing daily on our battle of the bulge while bouncing from one event to the next and refurbishing trades at The Pawning Planners we will sell at Texas Twins … [Read more…]

Why I Review Your Social Media Profile Prior To Following Back Or Connecting…

Why I Review Your Social Media Profile Prior To Following Back Or Connecting...

This morning after reviewing over 200 friend requests on FB, I posted that unless we have mutual friends- I don’t accept friend requests.  My reasons for this are that my FB profile is for posting photos & catching up with friends & former clients.  I never post political views or even respond to them because … [Read more…]

Why Consultations Are Similar To “Blind Dates” Building Your Relationship With Clients… 

Why Consultations Are Similar To "Blind Dates" Building Your Relationship With Clients... 

My first contact with a client is generally by phone, email or through my sister website- No Money? No Problem- We Take Trades! The Pawning Planners.  Although the gap between Texas Twins Events and The Pawning Planners is based entirely on their ability to pay for services at Texas Twins Events or they have no money … [Read more…]

Appraisal Appointments Are Often Funny- Lights, Cameras & Laughs With Pawning Planners Clients…

Appraisal Appointments Are Often Funny- Lights, Cameras & Laughs With Pawning Planners Clients...

I’m sure you’ve heard the term “going in blind” before but do you really understand it?  Appraisal Appointments are often our first meeting with clients after a phone call or email and, they can often be pretty funny based on the client!  Nearly half or more of our clients have no money which brings them … [Read more…]

Scams & Con Artists?  You Bet And Why You Need A Contract To Protect Your Business & Reputation…

Scams & Con Artists?  You Bet And Why You Need A Contract To Protect Your Business & Reputation...

Last week I reviewed a text message requesting an anniversary party.  This isn’t unusual so I quickly asked for the date, number of people, and further information prior to committing myself. The person contacting me requested a venue, flowers for the party, catering and a team to set up and clean up after the event … [Read more…]

Why My Life Is Dedicated To Making A Difference First & Earning A Living Second…

Why My Life Is Dedicated To Making A Difference First & Earning A Living Second...

My journey has never been based on “getting rich first” mainly because I’ve always had to work hard to earn a living.  Most folks had parents or grandparents to fall back on while my twin sister and I had each other. The families we meet rarely have anyone to fall back on either when they … [Read more…]