Do You See What I See?  When Divorce Destroys A “Once Happy” Couple I’ve Married…

Do You See What I See?  When Divorce Destroys A "Once Happy" Couple I've Married...

For some reason whenever I find out a couple has divorced, I shed a tear and remember how happy they were at their wedding.  With a photographic mind, I remember the weather that day, the beautiful place we were at and more importantly, the love that couple shared.   I mourn the separation and take … [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…]

Appraisal Appointments Are Often Funny- Lights, Cameras & Laughs With Pawning Planners Clients…

Appraisal Appointments Are Often Funny- Lights, Cameras & Laughs With Pawning Planners Clients...

I’m sure you’ve heard the term “going in blind” before but do you really understand it?  Appraisal Appointments are often our first meeting with clients after a phone call or email and, they can often be pretty funny based on the client!  Nearly half or more of our clients have no money which brings them … [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…]

Copyright “Clues” Regarding Wedding Photos- The Client Gets Copies But The Photographer Owns The Copyrights…

Copyright "Clues" Regarding Wedding Photos- The Client Gets Copies But The Photographer Owns The Copyrights...

I’m pretty easy going with my client base through Texas Twins Events & The Pawning Planners and often use  clients photos on blogs and social media to promote my businesses. Since clients (whether they are paying or not) often want to see their photos right away- I post them on my business pages and do … [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…]

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…]

Understanding Complicated Grief Syndrome, Hoarding & The Death Of A Loved One…

Understanding Complicated Grief Syndrome, Hoarding & The Death Of A Loved One...

In psychiatry, complicated grief disorder (CGD) is a proposed disorder for those who are significantly and functionally impaired by prolonged grief symptoms for at least one month after six months of bereavement.  It is distinguished from non impairing grief and other disorders. Understanding the symptoms of complicated grief isn’t easy but, there are signs:  Persistent … [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…]

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…]