While many folks think our events are the interesting aspect of the Pawning Planners, it’s the diverse group of our clients that often provide the entertainment for myself and my multigenerational team of Texas Twins Events Staff.Why? Because we’ve done weddings with a budget of over $200k to events for families who had no money but did have a fairly interesting trade submitted to us. Although we cannot take livestock, guns or vehicles that aren’t running- we love antique toys and farm equipment! My family love digging through an old barn looking for a Texas Twins Treasure. The condition of the item is often in a state of disrepair but, we are “going in” realizing that elbow grease and effort will be required to bring the item a better price and our latest “Family Reunion” meeting with Scotty Craig of San Marcos appears to have some Redneck Reality fun attached to it much to my sister, Cindy Daniel’s delight. Cindy wrote a blog regarding planning a Hillbilly Hoedown recently and has some fairly creative ideas about keeping costs low and entertainment high since she’s pretty funny and considers herself a “Redheaded Redneck.” You see, Cindy married Steve Daniel (a truck driver) some twenty plus years ago and considers herself a hillbilly by virtue of marriage. Steve Daniel hates to spend money and once, upon learning our coffees at a resort were over $4 each, had us return them much to our dismay! Cindy’s most popular video on YouTube is “Hillbillies are Geniuses” Cindy Daniel’s Redneck Reality illustrates why my twin sister thinks being poor teaches you how to “figure it out” without the benefit of spending money. Cindyisms are so popular because they contain the element of truth with my sisters saucy “sayings.” Cindy’s favorite is “Just Like A Blister- Showing Up When The Work Is All Done.” This classic Cindyism is usually directed at her husband, Steve who doesn’t mind going to work to save the farm but has no interest in fixing anything that goes wrong at their home aka the DanielDivaDiggs. Cindy can’t get Steve interested in fixing anything around the house but, occasionally he surprises everyone by repairing something and showing us his version of a “Hillbilly How To.” Cindy Daniel on Inexpensive Redneck Party Planning gives her readers a few pretty funny party ideas to get in the “Hillbilly Spirit!”
Scotty Craig has been a family friend for some thirty years and sought me out on facebook two years ago when he realized that I had gone into the wedding and events business. He also commented on the large scale “Rich Folks” affairs that (believe it or not) are a lot more work and not nearly as fun as working with our Pawning Planners clients who don’t have any money and are often “country folks.”Cindy could “care less” about my exclusive hand loomed silk tapestry fabrics and has no idea of the investment I make to refurbish antiques and furniture at Shop My Treasure Chest At Texas Twins Treasures! Why? Because I write the checks around here and my sister is a good time Charlie who usually finds a good laugh at my expense. Twins are like that, we have compensating personalities and I’m the “Serious” side of our TwinTeam.
We are looking forward to this event with Scotty mainly because we know it will be a lot of fun. The “big budget” folks we service are actually a lot of work and the basis for a few of my blogs and Cindy’s Cindyisms “You Can’t Make Gravy Outta Water, You Can’t Profit From The Harvest When You Didn’t Plant The Crop” and, a few more. They are also featured in a few of my blogs (The Broken Toothed Bride, The Big Mouthed Bridesmaid and The Tardy Party Bride) because these “rich folks” are the ones who don’t want to pay for anything and will run your legs off with outrageous demands.
There’s a very good reason that we prefer our “country clients” and the reason is that they are friendly, honest and fair. We’ve had far more fun working with hardworking and honest folks than we have struggling to make the “other bunch happy.”
As I again consider “expanding the brand” by adding a hot dog cart in order to offer concessions at our events from a client who had no money but did have an old hot dog vendor truck- I realize that serving food at events is going to be a lot of work but, when you work with my twin sister and multigenerational family- I’m sure it will also be a lot of fun!Lord knows that my twin loves a fresh hot dog with some delicious sauerkraut and spicy mustard and while the vendor cart needs a bit of work and we will need a vendor license, my husband Matthew Wortham is saavy on such things and will be pitching in to help us accomplish our latest endeavor.
Taking trades for services is perhaps the most entertaining aspect of the Pawning Planners because even we never know what we are going to find while searching for a treasure across Texas…
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