Public Speaking, Party Planning & Religious Ceremonies…My Role As An Officiant Or Celebrant At Events…

Public Speaking, Party Planning & Religious Ceremonies...My Role As An Officiant Or Celebrant At Events...

I’ts well known that most of my life I’ve been a public speaker. What isn’t well known is that I struggled with stuttering and speech issues that were so severe that I stopped speaking for a number of years and Cindy spoke for me as children.  Our entire lives have been spent being compared to … [Read more…]

Seniors Finding Love The Second Time Around? Yes, Beautiful Brides Come In All Shapes And Ages…

Seniors Finding Love The Second Time Around? Yes, Beautiful Brides Come In All Shapes And Ages...

I perform wedding ceremonies at Senior Centers as well as venues I’m on staff at including Bell Tower Chapel and Gardens.   From a beautiful venue to a backyard, parking lot and yes, Prisons across Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas, I have a unique opportunity to meet people from all walks of life. One of my … [Read more…]

Texas Twins Events- Two Generations Of Compensating Personalities…

Texas Twins Events- Two Generations Of Compensating Personalities...

When you are a twin, you have a built in best friend.  My sister and I see each other daily and believe it or not, love spending time together.  For traditional siblings this might sound odd but twins have a unique relationship that has been studied for generations.   Like many twins, we have different … [Read more…]

Why Payment For Services Is Due Two Weeks Prior To Your Event Date…

Why Payment For Services Is Due Two Weeks Prior To Your Event Date...

Like anyone else, I have bills to pay, a website developer that enjoys being paid and a staff that expects compensation. Recently, I’ve had a flood of folks wanting me to officiate their event who have yet to return my contract or their deposit. If you are booking services through my sister site, The Pawning … [Read more…]

Push Down Pull Up And Exit To The Left- My Life At Amusement Parks…

Push Down Pull Up And Exit To The Left- My Life At Amusement Parks...

When my twin sister and I were very young and living in Lompoc, California the biggest thrill for us was a carnival or trip to Knott’s Berry Farm or Disneyland.  I’m fairly certain we went to Magic Mountain too but don’t really remember any of the rides.  When our children were young, it was standard … [Read more…]

OCD & Me- How The Pawning Planners Prepare For Your Event…

OCD & Me- How The Pawning Planners Prepare For Your Event...

When I’m laying out a wedding- the details of where the bar will be, do we need handicap accessible tables and other issues that are often overlooked by my clients take first priority for me.   Planning and execution can often be disrupted by unexpected slip and falls, inlaws and outlaws, bee stings, big bites, … [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…]

Family Fun At Water Parks With Wild Rides & The Little Pawners…

Family Fun At Water Parks With Wild Rides & The Little Pawners...

For the past few months, Maryssa and Makenna Mahaney have been counting the days for their birthday party at Hurricane Harbor.  Packing up both of our suv’s to pick up their friends, Cindy and I also tried to think of everything we might forget while buying ice, sunscreen, goggles and hats at Walmart.   Trying to … [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…]

Why Adopting A Pet Can Be A Long Term Committment…

Why Adopting A Pet Can Be A Long Term Committment...

Every year our Little Pawners, Maryssa and Makenna Mahaney beg for a pet on their birthday and at Christmas.  My twin sister, Cindy Daniel “comes up with all the reasons she refuses to get one” everytime this issue pops up. Last night Makenna wrote a three page letter to my sister and I detailing why … [Read more…]