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…]

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…]

“Don’t Pay For A Singer & Expect A Choir” #Cindyism My Ginger Twin…

This morning, I reviewed an email regarding a wedding quote that I had submitted through Gig Salad a few weeks ago that has now been changed to June 12 and requesting “complimentary photography.”  First off- loaned floral designs that I’ve paid for and made to loan folks has been an issue for clients who book … [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…]

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…]

A Winter Wedding at the Botanic Gardens with Wendy Wortham…

This morning my daughter in law, Stephanie Hafele, helped me load and organize for a wedding at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden.    I had met the couples several weeks earlier to discuss their wishes and the location for an intimate ceremony in the Japanese Gardens.  Stephanie handled the photography and did a wonderful job. … [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…]