Meet Britt

Welcome to Wholly Britt! This is the “meet Wholly Britt” page, but in reality, I’m thrilled to meet you!

anand (di MoHello, I’m Britt Pangerl, but I have a lot of titles: Mom, Wife, Disney Adult, Disney Travel Pro, Endometriosis Warrior, Infertility Warrior and in a past life Miss Minnesota USA 2011 & Minnesota Timberwolves professional NBA dancer.  Although my technically I’m a Brittany, in 5th grade I wanted to be known formally as “Britt.” I even went so far as to print and hand out business cards which read, “Just call me Britt.” So, we can skip the formalities, nice to meet you, I’m Britt!

On a more serious note, my 31st birthday in December of 2017 was a major turning point for me. After years of living with debilitating pelvic pain, miserable menstrual cycles and most recently infertility symptoms, I finally received the answer to what had been until now a very private struggle: Endometriosis.  Endometriosis is a chronic disease where tissue similar to that of the inner lining of your uterus grows and can spread beyond your pelvic area causing significant pain and interfering with the function of several organs. On January 8, 2018 Dr. Matthew Palmer of Oakdale ObGyn performed laparoscopic excision surgery removed the diseased tissue and give me a formal diagnosis. This diagnosis came with a flood of emotions, thoughts and questions. Seeing this experience as an opportunity to help others, I and two other women with the condition established the Minnesota Endo Warriors, a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to advocacy and Endometriosis awareness here in Minnesota. This blog is not solely dedicated to my diagnosis, but I hope in sharing my story I inspire others to seek the medical treatment they need and for the medical community to improve upon the current process of diagnosing this condition.

I’m a true thirty-something Mother of young children; addicted to online shopping, trying new recipes, and DIY as much as possible (did someone say balloon arch?) However, in the last few year’s I’ve been seriously indulging in my passion for all things Disney! I use the excuse of being a mom, but truly its a cover, I’m a full on Disney Adult and proud of it. In fact I specialize in adults only Disney World trips and Disney Vacations. Lucky for you, I LOVE to share my ideas, hacks, and findings with friends. I geek out over almost anything tech-related, as I love exploring how new technology can improve our lives and streamline our processes. Consequently, I take a tech-centered approach to all things blogging, business, infertility, health, cooking, shopping, lifestyle, crafting, and interior design (aka. everything). While, I may be a tech-obsessed millennial, my personal and design styles are still classic and structured with an emphasis on simplicity.

 

 

By-Day

My techy brain is used by-day as a Microsoft Dynamics Sales Executive at Stonerdige Software where I’ve honed my ability to translate business wants and needs into tangible process changes, system enhancements and ROI supported technology investments. In sales I take a business analyst approach to enable clients and their teams in providing the best customer experience (CX) possible.

Outside the “Office”

When I’m not at my “grown-up job” I’m indulging in my passion for all things Disney World, Disney Vacation Planning and traveling myself as an agent with Pixie Travel. My services are FREE to clients – completely covered by The Disney Company, Universal Orlando, Adventures by Disney, Disney Cruise Line, Sandals, etc. I love working with families, couples, groups and solo adventurers to curate magical experiences, but I specialize in bringing a little extra Pixie Dust to Disney Vacations and Disney World Trips. 

Britt Thelemann Pangerl and Jon Pangerl Dancing
Britt Thelemann Pangerl and Jon Pangerl

My Inspiration & Life

On April 11th, 2016 the love-of-my-life, Jon Pangerl, proposed and proceeded to surprise me with an INSTANT engagement party. A mere 7-months later we were married in Minneapolis, Minn. on October 22nd, 2016. My homemade gift business was born from my tight timeline, DIY curiosity and budget-savvy nature as a bride. I created all of my own table numbers, wedding signs, bridal party gifts etc. and have used my personal trials and errors to create custom gifts for others that are thoughtful, yet budget-friendly. In February of 2017, we ditched our plans for a 3-week European Honeymoon adventure and closed on our first house in my hometown of Plymouth, Minn. We quickly embarked on a master bedroom and bathroom remodel where I FINALLY got to flex my HGTV-obsessed muscles. Don’t worry, we were able to snag a KILLER deal and honeymooned that April in Hawaii. Hence, my writing and the Amazon recommendations in my shop all come from real-life situations, curiosities and obsessions.

Amazon Prime Anyone?

While you can shop my handcrafted gifts and custom creation, I’m thrilled to also showcase products I’ve tried (they will say “Wholly Britt Approved”) or find interesting through my partnership with Amazon. Without leaving WhollyBritt.com you can explore “my favorite things” or “featured products” and add them directly to your shopping cart! Then, when you’ve loaded up, my shop directs you right over to everyone’s favorite one-stop-shop Amazon.com so you can take advantage of your Prime membership and use their secure payment system. Most of all, the prices, photos, reviews and info on each product listed here is updated by Amazon, so you KNOW you’re getting the web’s best offers. For more information on my Amazon partnership and affiliate or sponsored links throughout my blog, navigate from the meet Wholly Britt page over to the disclosure policy page.
Meet Wholly Britt herself Britt Thelemann Pangerl