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…]

Diets, Diva’s & The Christmas Wish- Twinning Times Two…

Last September, Cindy and I made a joint commitment to lose 40 lbs each by next year.  From holiday cookies to candy apples and our all time favorite- gummy bears, the twin venture has had the usual share of laughs with not only us but also our second generation twins aka the Little Pawners, Maryssa … [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…]

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  Perhaps But Parenting Requires Input Whether Your Children Think It’s “Outdated” Or Not…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…]

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…]

Wendy Wortham Explains Why I Occasionally Work For Free…Sponsored Dream Events-

Do you love your job enough to perform it unpaid?  Many of you will answer no to this question.  I started a business over four years ago to give anyone- read that again-ANYONE a beautiful event regardless of their income.  This sets me apart from nearly any other vendor in the wedding or events industry.  … [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…]

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…]