Rednecks, Redheads & Reality-The Pawning Planners Pay It Forward…

Helping people who don’t have any money is never easy- Pawning Planners clients have one thing in common- lack of money.  These families share another similarity-hard times & bad luck. We’ve met hundreds of families the past 6 years who needed a wedding, funeral, birthday party, baby shower, friendship ceremony, baptism, pawning party, estate liquidation … [Read more…]

Why Every Family We Help Is Different At Texas Twins Events & The Pawning Planners…

The last 6 years of my life helping the families who came to us has been quite a journey.  Texas Twins Events started it all when I decided to help families with little money to enjoy something they wouldn’t be able to afford.  My goal was to find families who couldn’t find vendors willing to … [Read more…]

A Creative Endeavor- Blending Texas Twins Events & Texas Twins Treasures To Create The Pawning Planners…

Today I responded to another request from someone thinking that I owned a Pawn Shop- I don’t.  The “Pawning Planners” actually pawn our services in exchange for bartered items.  I then take the item and refurbish it prior to listing the item for sale at Texas Twins Treasures. Since I’m often asked “how this whole business … [Read more…]

Willow Lake Event Center- One Of Our Favorite Venues…

Last night I drove my twin sister and Little Pawners to Willow Lake for a wedding rehearsal (the wedding is Saturday).  Many of my clients request a rehearsal to feel more comfortable about placement and procession at the actual event.       Going into our first month of weight loss, running from one event to another … [Read more…]

Boomerang Kids, Blended Families & Lots Of Laughs- The Pawning Planners…

No one expects their kids to move home after they’ve moved out but some parents have a few “birds” that have never left the nest.  My twin sister, Cindy Daniel continues to wonder what an empty nest would feel like with three generations of her family under one roof.  Prior to marrying Steve, Cindy went … [Read more…]

Customers, Complaints & Concerns?  Dealing With Demanding Diva’s…

Bending over backwards to accommodate clients who booked you months ago for a wedding ceremony that changes to a wedding and rehearsal after the agreement has happened more than once to me.  You see a wedding ceremony fee is $75-125.00 based on distance.  However, a wedding ceremony and a rehearsal are $125-175.00 based on the … [Read more…]

The “Wild Card” Wedding Officiant vs Wedding Coordinator…Travels Of The Texas Twins

Yesterday evening, I traveled to Villagio Resorts to meet my client Macy Reeve for her wedding ceremony.  After 5 years of officiating weddings, LBGT unions, baptisms and funerals as well as planning Pawning Parties (rent parties) estate Liquidations, birthday parties, anniversaries and everything in between- I’ve “worked with” many event planners and had no issues … [Read more…]

A Wedding “Wild Card” Expect The Unexpected…

If something weird is going to occur- it usually pops up at the rehearsal not the wedding but 5% of the time, the unexpected happens at the wedding. While patiently waiting on the processional today at Rivercrest Country Club listening to the harp player, a golf ball nearly took me out buzzing by my head. … [Read more…]

Weddings, Party Planning & Loaned Floral Designs Kick Off a Busy Weekend…

This weekend is jam packed for the Pawning Planners with one event right after the other but, I took a phone call from Chad and made an appointment to meet with him 45 minutes before leaving for a wedding rehearsal to hear his story at my home.   I’m going to work hard to help … [Read more…]

Am I “Old School?”  Perhaps But Parenting Requires Input Whether Your Children Think It’s “Outdated” Or Not…

My son Robert Hafele is a photographer for Texas Twins Events/The Pawning Planners and we often disagree on tattoos, piercings and non conforming haircuts and color.  He’s a very good looking young man but recent changes to his appearance have me confused and concerned these days!  Yesterday I was (again) taken “off guard when my … [Read more…]