Flips, Flops, Switch Hitters & Surprises? When An LBGT Couple I’ve Married “Change Direction,” I Find Out Why…

Flips, Flops, Switch Hitters & Surprises? When An LBGT Couple I've Married "Change Direction," I Find Out Why...

When Tamara and Michelle contacted me last year to officiate their wedding with cake & champagne at White Rock Lake, it wasn’t an “unusual request.” I made arrangements with my team, ordered the cake, packed bouquets I was loaning, champagne flutes and more while my son and his wife along with our Little Pawners prepared … [Read more…]

Our Real Crazy Weekend With Real People & Real Stories…

Our Real Crazy Weekend With Real People & Real Stories...

Friday as I headed to Estes Correctional Institute for my very first prison wedding, I tried to control my breathing and keep from having an anxiety attack.  Knowing I would be in “closed quarters” was difficult for me because as a child, my sisters, my brother and I were locked in a closet for over … [Read more…]

The Meddling Mother In Law & My Sidekick Cindy Daniel- Twinning…

The Meddling Mother In Law & My Sidekick Cindy Daniel- Twinning...

Getting into our kids “business” is a regular occurence for The Pawning Planners because let’s face it we are fairly nosy and often opinionated regarding our kids, grandkids, cousins and even our clients on occasion.   Apparently, my sister and I are always “poking our noses” into our kids lives according to them but- we … [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…]

The Differences Between Texas Twins Events Bookings & The Pawning Planners Families Create A “Unique” Client Base…

The Differences Between Texas Twins Events Bookings & The Pawning Planners Families Create A "Unique" Client Base...

Explaining how Texas Twins Events, Texas Twins Treasures & The Pawning Planners work together isn’t easy.  A few months ago, I wrote a blog describing the differences between a wide and varied client base to “paint a picture” for a reporter that was confused after reading an interview with me last year written by Jeff … [Read more…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

Gordon Volunteer Fire Department Parade & A Friendship Ceremony Keep Us Busy This Holiday Weekend…

Gordon Volunteer Fire Department Parade & A Friendship Ceremony Keep Us Busy This Holiday Weekend...

Leaving WorthamWorld yesterday, I drove around the corner to pick up my son and his wife, Robert & Stephanie Hafele before driving to Weatherford to pick up our mini me twins at the DanielDivaDiggs.  My twin sister prides herself on having an outfit for any occasion for her granddaughters and, she always goes all out.  … [Read more…]

Hidden Treasure?  Often Pawning Planners Clients Don’t Realize What Their Trade Is Worth…

Hidden Treasure?  Often Pawning Planners Clients Don't Realize What Their Trade Is Worth...

When I opened my Ebay store in 2009 to generate income during a time of struggle when my husband who had never been unemployed (40 years in real estate development and construction), was out of work due to the real estate crash, other ebayers would contact me wanting to “trade” or barter their items for … [Read more…]