Who Knew Dieting Was This Challenging?  The Pawning Planners Have Our Ups & Downs Ya All…

Who Knew Dieting Was This Challenging?  The Pawning Planners Have Our Ups & Downs Ya All...

Some folks tell you to weigh every week and hit the gym twice but Cindy and I are hitting the gym five days a week and weighing daily on our battle of the bulge while bouncing from one event to the next and refurbishing trades at The Pawning Planners we will sell at Texas Twins … [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…]

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…]

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…]