Weddings & Workouts?  You Betcha The Pawning Planners “Keep On Trucking!”

Weddings & Workouts?  You Betcha The Pawning Planners "Keep On Trucking!"

This week has been by far the biggest week of setbacks and successes towards our goal to lose 40lbs each by This Time Next Year.  Cindy and I have successfully worked our way up to 20 minutes on the treadmill and 3 on the epileptical machine but, we gained two lbs back when we went … [Read more…]

Happy Anniversary Baby Got You On My Mind…

Happy Anniversary Baby Got You On My Mind...

Tomorrow marks my 9 year anniversary and although we’ve had a few bumps in the road- we are still best friends and stronger due to the things we’ve had to overcome along the way.  From thyroid cancer to endemetriosus and a lump in my breast years ago, my husband was always there to nurse me … [Read more…]

Public Speaking- Why Reading Your Own Vows Can Be Stressful For Couples…

Public Speaking- Why Reading Your Own Vows Can Be Stressful For Couples...

I always encourage my clients to add an additional element to ceremonies in order to make their wedding special.  On a few occasions we’ve encountered a few stage fright issues once the Bride and Groom realized a crowded room of their family and friends were watching.  “Chilling out” isn’t as easy as it sounds when … [Read more…]

Incorporating Children Into Your Wedding Ceremony Is Easier Than You Think…

Incorporating Children Into Your Wedding Ceremony Is Easier Than You Think...

Blending families often involves blending children and since I was recently asked about ideas on how to keep a ceremony flowing while involving children, today’s blog will give you a few “pointers.”   My Introduction often varies on the clients wishes- we can do a separate ceremony for the child or children after the wedding ceremony … [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…]

Flips, Swaps & Fun? The Pawning Planners-Two Sets Of Texas Twins…

Flips, Swaps & Fun? The Pawning Planners-Two Sets Of Texas Twins...

Since expanding Texas Twins Events & Texas Twins Treasures to create The Pawning Planners, my team and I have been on a few fairly funny “adventures” at Appraisal Appointments. Many of you have asked why I require an Appraisal Appointment.  The answer is that I won’t commit to a liquidation event unless I know there … [Read more…]

Why “Expanding My Brand” Created Other Opportunities For The Pawning Planners…

Why "Expanding My Brand" Created Other Opportunities For The Pawning Planners...

When I created Texas Twins Events several years ago, my plan was to offer low cost options as a wedding officiant, party planner, event coordinator & funeral clergy.  My initial plan was to offer services alone to clients but, over the years my plan changed based on my clients needs. I quickly realized that my … [Read more…]

Families, Funerals & Fond Memories With A Few Funny Stories…

Families, Funerals & Fond Memories With A Few Funny Stories...

Yesterday while reading a remembrance while at a visitation for Jo Ann Caffey, I was struck by the powerful message- “A Wife, a Mother, a Granny too, This is the legacy we have from you, You taught us to love and how to fight, You gave us strength, You gave us might.  A stronger person … [Read more…]

Two Weddings & A Funeral?  What A Weekend…Travels Of The Texas Twins

Two Weddings & A Funeral?  What A Weekend...Travels Of The Texas Twins

I knew this weekend would be busy, busy, busy with two weddings and two rehearsals but an unexpected funeral was thrown into the mix.  I usually don’t write about funerals for privacy reasons but this was one of the most celebrated memorials I’ve ever officiated with a margarita machine and Tex-Mex Buffett.  Officiating a funeral … [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…]