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…]

What If?  Why Not? And What For?  Answering Client Questions Requires Patience…

What If?  Why Not? And What For?  Answering Client Questions Requires Patience...

When you deal with the general public- you often encounter “a mixed bag of nuts.”  When you help clients with no money- that bag of mixed nuts contains more peanuts than almonds and Brazil nuts or even cashews.  The truth is that clients and prospects know far more about me than I do about them. … [Read more…]

Holidays, Family Reunions & Surprises?  More Inlaws & Outlaws…

Holidays, Family Reunions & Surprises?  More Inlaws & Outlaws...

Returning home from our trip to California last week, Cindy and I are still “catching up” on sleep and chores along with our yearlong committment to lose 40 lbs each by “This Time Next Year.”  Our first morning home, we “hit the scales” since let’s face it, we weren’t exactly dieting on our trip expecting … [Read more…]

Hospitals, Homework & Housekeeping-Getting My Grandnieces Motivated Isn’t Easy…

Hospitals, Homework & Housekeeping-Getting My Grandnieces Motivated Isn't Easy...

My niece Leigh Ann Blais called my sister frantic when our Latest Little Pawner Madyson fell out of her chair Tuesday evening.  Prior to Leigh Ann moving, hospital visits were always a “family affair” with everyone grabbing their keys and meeting up at the emergency room. Crying uncontrollably on the eve of young Madyson’s first … [Read more…]

Unexpected Hospital Visits With The Usual Hilarity & Sarcastic Comments…

Unexpected Hospital Visits With The Usual Hilarity & Sarcastic Comments...

Yesterday afternoon, my saucy sidekick Cindy Daniel was having difficulty breathing after choking on a hamburger the day before.  Apparently, the hamburger particles had settled in her chest and caused an infection.  Finding Cindy speechless after 50 years is rare and I realized that a visit to the ER would be necessary to get her … [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…]

Funerals, Family Fights & Fun Memories? Inlaws & Outlaws Bring The Drama…

Funerals, Family Fights & Fun Memories? Inlaws & Outlaws Bring The Drama...

Some of my “most memorable memories” these past five years have been at funerals. Just as a first meeting with a new client can be unpredictable and often surprising- funerals are often more drama filled than the weddings, pawning parties, Liquidations & baby showers!  Why? Because #Cindyism “When you are the trail boss- the road … [Read more…]

Here, There & Everywhere My Weekend Of Weddings & Appraisal Appointments…

Here, There & Everywhere My Weekend Of Weddings & Appraisal Appointments...

Yesterday morning I sent a text to both wedding parties to double check on whether they needed anything at the last minute prior to heading to my first wedding in Mansfield (one way 45-55 minutes from my home in West Fort Worth).  Why do I do that? No other wedding officiant does and no other … [Read more…]

#Cindyism “You Can’t Make Gravy Outta Water!” Cooking With The Pawning Planners…

#Cindyism "You Can't Make Gravy Outta Water!" Cooking With The Pawning Planners...

Since we provide low cost and no cost services and ceremonies for families and I don’t think a ceremony is complete without cake and champagne, my GingerTwin Cindy Daniel and I tried to bake a wedding cake ourselves at my home aka WorthamWorld with disastrous results.    We are terrible bakers and my husband has … [Read more…]

Twinning- A Weekend Of Events & Squabbles With My Texas Twins Events Team…

Twinning- A Weekend Of Events & Squabbles With My Texas Twins Events Team...

This season has kept us pretty busy, and this weekend was no exception. On location squabbles upset me to no end.  Our three adult children seem to enjoy arguing- this causes drama for Cindy and I who are often the referees. Friday was spent organizing for a Saturday liquidation event at my home aka WorthamWorld … [Read more…]