Photo Shoots, Event Planning, An Elopement With Jennifer & John & A Christmas Party…

Photo Shoots, Event Planning, An Elopement With Jennifer & John & A Christmas Party...

Thursday morning kicked off with a bang as I went through my centerpieces to loan for a fundraiser and find 2 bouquets and coordinating bouteniers to loan to Jennifer and John for an afternoon wedding.  As usual, I was Event stacking for the day and had a Christmas Party at Shady Oaks Country Club after … [Read more…]

Inked Brides, Pregnant Brides, Interracial Couples & More?  Why No Two Families Are Alike…

Inked Brides, Pregnant Brides, Interracial Couples & More?  Why No Two Families Are Alike...

It’s not unusual for me to get a phone call or email regarding a few of my “unusual” clients and after all these years, I should be used to it but after reading a comment on one of my photos of a pregnant bride, I took to the internet myself to defend this bride with … [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…]

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…]

Announcement- Robert Hafele, Ann Alexander & Cindy Daniel Are Now Available As Wedding Officiants…

Announcement- Robert Hafele, Ann Alexander & Cindy Daniel Are Now Available As Wedding Officiants...

Years ago when I started Texas Twins Events to offer low cost options on services that include wedding officiants, funeral clergy, event coordination, estate liquidation, photography packages, anniversary parties, baptisms, baby showers and pawning parties- my multigenerational family climbed aboard to become my “Texas Twins Events Team.”   Many folks wonder why we needed a team … [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…]

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

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

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 to eat Mexican food last night.  Being on top of this lifestyle change has had its ups and downs and my sister loves Halloween candy … [Read more…]

The City Twin & The Country Twin- Why The Pawning Planners Have Compensating Personalities…

The City Twin & The Country Twin- Why The Pawning Planners Have Compensating Personalities...

My Mini Me, Makenna Mahaney has to have everything perfect at all times- we are both OCD.  My twin sister and Makenna’s twin, Maryssa prefer a good time, dressing comfortably and mimic each other.  Compensating personality twins look alike but often act differently.  Maryssa and Makenna like different foods as do Cindy and I.  From … [Read more…]

Flips, Swaps, Funny Stories & The Pawning Planners…We Don’t Always “Hit A Lick!”

Flips, Swaps, Funny Stories & The Pawning Planners...We Don't Always "Hit A Lick!"

No trade is too crazy or weird for an Appraisal Appointment and we’ve seen a few bizarre offerings lately ya all.  My saucy sidekick and twin sister, Cindy Daniel constantly reminds our little twins aka The Little Pawners, Maryssa & Makenna Mahaney that #Cindyism “you can’t profit from the harvest if you don’t plant the … [Read more…]

Wendy Wortham & Travels of the Texas Twins- My Unique Story…

Wendy Wortham & Travels of the Texas Twins- My Unique Story...

It’s complicated to understand the hows and whys of business that target families with little or no money.  After all why would anyone want to help people that couldn’t afford to pay them?  I decided to change things and open a window for these families that didn’t exist because my son’s wedding was so expensive … [Read more…]