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…]

Crazy & Unexpected- Hilarious Wedding Moments With The Pawning Planners…

We call them the “Wedding Wild Card Moments” because often at our events something unexpected happens.  Recently, I was asked to describe my thoughts at the time of how I overcome a “problem” on location so, today we will revisit the Wedding Heckler, the Woeful Wedding Bouquet, Attack of the Arbor, the Meddling Mother, Bounced … [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…]

Giving The Bride Away- An Honor For Parents, Godparents, Grandparents & More… 

Centuries ago daughters were thought of as their father’s property and giving them away at the marriage ceremony was a moment when ownership was transferred to the groom.  The father would walk into the church with his daughter and give her away at the altar.  Nowadays, it’s simply a wedding tradition and the bride chooses … [Read more…]

My Texas Twins Events Team and Family Keep Me Laughing With Their Selfies…

Getting a “great shot” isn’t easy but my son and his wife have entirely different styles of shooting wedding and event photos.  Stephanie is a “fast shot” taking hundreds of photos within a 2-4 hour window while my son, Robert has to be a perfectionist regarding the lighting, the pose, etc. Next weekend Robert will … [Read more…]

Friends of the Friendless?  The Pawning Planners Philosophy…

When I’m asked if I will help anyone- the answer is if it’s within my power and travel distance- yes!  The families who come to me for help often have nowhere else to turn.  My twin sister and I answer a lot of questions when folks wonder why we do what we do to help … [Read more…]

The Pawn (Or Trade) And The Pawning Planners Process…

Trying to think of everything to keep couples budgets low isn’t easy or predictable!  When families come to me with their idea of a Dream Event, I’m forced to “figure out” how to pull it off- often with very little money or with a trade that I refurbish and sell to cover expenses and pay … [Read more…]

Travels Of The Texas Twins- My Multigenerational Wedding & Event Business…

Does anyone really know what they want to be when they grow up?  I didn’t either and my childhood would be derailed by taking several jobs at a time with my twin sister, Cindy Daniel in order to get by.  We left home at 15 years old and lied about our ages in order to … [Read more…]

Texas Twins Treasures Pawning Planners Apparel T-Shirts Are Now Available…

Finding someone who understood what I was wanting for our inventory wasn’t easy.  You see, I wanted the front to feature our logo with the back having a classic quote from my hilarious sister, Cindy Daniel.   The idea behind selling merchandise is to fund the families who don’t have money for low cost events offered … [Read more…]

Texas Twins Treasures Visit My Treasure Chest- There Is Something For Everyone…

When you take trades for services, you come across some fairly interesting and even occasionally surprising items.  My latest website Texas Twins Treasures offers items that have been carefully and artfully refurbished or couture clothing, jewelry, shoes and purses.       When folks ask where we find the clothing the answer is more complex than you might think … [Read more…]