Wednesday, May 12, 2010


If you are anyone that has read my blog for anytime at all, you know I am a DISNEY ADDICT. There is no cure that I am aware of and if there is I don't want to know about it. I LOVE THE MOUSE! We are taking a Disney Cruise very soon to celebrate Parker's 11th birthday. My Disney planner brought my packets to me today. This is a girl that graduated with my son...someone I have known for twenty years but had not seen her in awhile...We actually live about thirty minutes apart. But we chat often on FB and on the phone. As I walked away from her car today, my thoughts were "There are just SOME PEOPLE that make the world a better place, a happier place, and Tammy is one of them!" Never in all the years I have known her have I ever been with her that she was not bubbly, happy, and always makes the person she is with feel special. It is a GIFT and she is the entire PACKAGE. I knew her as a teenager, a young Mom, now her kiddos are growing up...and she is still the same Tammy. I have never known one person that does not love her...She is one of those people, that to know her is to love her. It's just refreshing to be around someone that loves life, loves people, and genuinely cares about others. I do not advertise on this blog, I don't normally even recommend things....but if you EVER need a DISNEY PLANNER, she is FANTASTIC.
It does not matter where you live. She can take care of anyone. She knows Disney and she is totally FREE. She is paid by Disney. You could go on Disney's website and book your own trip and her quote will still be less as she gets in on all the specials long before the public is aware of them. Just for fun I have gotten quotes from all kinds of places on the Internet, many different times where they advertise specials and never has anyone beat her price.
She does the best job of planning. I just saw the plan she did for a close friend that is taking eight family members for 10 days. The schedule she made them was AMAZING...and DISNEY is a place you HAVE TO HAVE A PLAN. I know DISNEY
and I have never seen anything so thorough and so well put together. Plus she gets so much JOY out of helping families that really have a tight budget. I did not tell her I was doing this post and I swiped her picture off her facebook page. I hope that's legal. As many times as we have DONE DISNEY, this is our first DISNEY CRUISE, so she has made a ton of calls for me to get information.. No question is too small and she gets back to you promptly. She and I did a little creative airfare that saved me a lot of money.

I really wrote this post to talk about her JOY and how I want to be aware of that in my own life when dealing with clients and just people in general. But I am also passing on to you the name of a GREAT DISNEY PLANNER. If you ever need her, email her at or contact me and I will put you in touch with her. This is not my normal family post, but today I was thinking about how our interactions with others everyday, really DO MATTER...a smile, a word of encouragement, just an ear some days, may make all the difference for someone.


If you have won a prize recently they are going out in the next day or two. I had to recover from Mother's Day baskets and then today spent a special day at the hospital with my good friend and tree partner as she welcomed her first granddaughter. In my opinion there is NOTHING more special than the birth of a baby. NOTHING! Her little Lilliana Victoria was born late this afternoon, totally PERFECT.


Anonymous said...

This is so cool! I am a Disney addict too! Thank you for sharing Tammy with us. I will definitely be using her the next time we do a Disney vacation.
We went on a Disney cruise a few years ago and it was fabulous! Have fun! :)

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

Wow a Disney trip sounds awesome.... I will remember that special disney person - sounds like a wonderful trip and great way to celebrate a birthday!

Mandy from Burkett Blessings said...

It's so nice to know other Disney fans out there! My entire office is decorated in Disney decor and collectibles. :-) So glad to know about Tammy! My family hopes to take a trip to Disney next summer. She sounds like the perfect resource!

I'm really looking forward to finding my giveaway surprise in my mailbox!! I can't wait to see what I won!!! :-)
Thanks again!!!

Theresa said...

Wow a Disney trip sounds like so much fun! The world certainly needs more Tammy's:) Have a blessed day!

Nezzy said...

Congratulations on your friend's new granddaughter. Little Lilliana will bless her live tremendously. You my dear are a great friend. She is very blessed to have you.

The Cruise sounds amazing. I'm just thrilled you and the family get to do this together. Your gonna have some great pics and blogging fodder here. I can't wait!

God bless ya and have a beautiful day!!!

Cranberry Morning said...

What a nice tribute to Tammy!

Amanda M. said...

That is awesome!!! We have thought before about doing a Disney cruise. Now I am going to bookmark this page and contact her if we decide to go ahead with it! She does make the world better!! :)

whimzie said...

I didn't know you knew Tammy, but I'm not surprised. EVERYONE knows (and loves) Tammy. And with your common love of Disney, I should have known you two knew each other.

Amen to everything you said about Tammy. I first met her when my son and her daughter started kindergarten together. Tammy and I did childcare for the teachers' kids that first year. I instantly liked her. What's not to like? She's funny and honestly, one of the sweetest people I know.

Then I got to teach her oldest son for a year. He's an incredible young man. So intelligent. One day I had to send home a little discipline note about a little problem we were having (nothing big at all; kids being kids, but I wanted Tammy to be aware. In most schools it wouldn't have even warranted attention but we're a very small school.). She called that afternoon to THANK ME for the disciplinary note and to ask how she and her husband could help me work through this issue. I was blown away.

She's the real deal. We're hoping to make a Disney trip this fall and she's definitely the first person I'm going to call. I have many friends who've used her (some multiple times) and I don't know of a one who was disappointed. She really knows her Disney!!

P.S. And since I've made this comment the length of a blog post anyway...I think I saw you leaving Best Buy yesterday but I wasn't sure it was you. I hated to run down a perfect stranger in my minivan, but I may have missed getting to say hi to you!!

Melissa Miller said...

A Disney cruise sounds wonderful to me right now Teresa. Enjoy!!!

Love Being a Nonny said...

How sweet that you took the time to *brag* on someone. I should do that more often. There are some really special people in this world. You are blessed to know one of them!

Tiffany said...

A Disney cruise would be so much fun! I hope to take my family on one down the road. You sound like you have a fantastic planner and friend in your life!

Seeking Grace on the Narrow Path said...

You are the luckiest lady in the world . . . to go on a Disney cruise!!! I have never been to Disney or ever been on a boat. Is that bad? Hubby and I would love to take our children and grand children one day. Maybe when he retires. Tell your friend congratulations on the birth of her first grandbaby!!! I am expecting my first (grand) in September. I can hardly wait. I am also still excited that I won the give a way. Thank you so much. One more thing, little Jack is the cutest thing . . . and Amanda looks just like her mom. You are blessed my friend.
In HIS love,

Just a little something from Judy said...

What a sweet tribute to this dear lady. I think it will bless the socks right off of her. I think people like this need to be given praise. They certainly do make life more pleasant. You...have a way of doing that on this blog. You always have the kindest things to say about those you are talking about, especially those in your family. What a nice thing to be known for.

Heart2Heart said...


Thanks so much for passing along these great recommendations. I am sure for Tammy, just these kind words from you are enough to truly make her day. You are that amazing.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Tanya said...

A Disney cruise...oh how fun for all of you...ENJOY!!! What a great and special Gramma and Pappa you are. Can't wait to read about it!
You are so sweet to even do the giveaways so please please please don't hurry about sending it out!! I'm so grateful already!! Hope you are having lovely weather down your way!! God Bless!!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

What a nice post! I hope you enjoy your trip!!!

Miss Debbie said...

You are right... we never know how God might use us to bless others.I'm sure your sweet and grateful heart has blessed Tammy as much as she has blessed you!

Anonymous said...


You are a gift ~ you really are. I have so much admiration for you. Thanks for the kind words that you have said about me. You truly have made my year ~ lol lol. I pray every good thing for your family ~ you all understand what is really important ~ loving each other:) I am looking so forward to this cruise.

Tammy Ewert

smile steady said...

How fun! You guys are going to have an absolute blast!

Sandy said...

A Disney Cruise will bring so much Joy to your life and that of your children...A great activity, look for all the little "mouse ears" scattered every where... could be in the chairs, floor, walls! It's just amazing!
And the food, what more can I say except, "Take loads of photos" cause the kids are young and will not remember it! So you will have to do it again once they reach 9 or 10! LOL Have a wonderful time!
I cruised on "Disney", "Royal" and "Carnival" and I must say, for the kids, "Disney" was the best!
Thank you so much for your visit to my blog... your words also made me smile!

Dysfunctional Mom said...

I wish I could be one of those always - cheerful people! I have a friend like that and I just love her. Me, I am a moody beast!
We live just a couple of hours from Disney but hardly ever visit!

Mindy said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I like yours and I jumped over to your other one about Christmas....can't wait to read more of both! I was so excited to read how you love Disney and that you know a great Disney planner....I may be contacting her so thanks for the info! Have a great day:)

Caroline said...

Your blog makes me smile so I am becoming a follower.
I refound your blog today when I was rereading some old posts & you had commented on one.
Have a lovely weekend

billypandnikkysmom said...

Been to Disney World...I cried when we got to the gates of The Magic Kingdom :/ ~ couldn't help it I was just in awe!!!

Heidi said...

What a wonderful trip you have planned! We all love Disneyland, and while I was growing my parents and sisters and I would visit there several times a year. When my husband was in middle school he lived 3 miles away from the park, and would ride his bike there and try to sneak in!! Disneyland is in our blood!! But a cruise, oh how fun!! You will have a most wonderful time, and it sounds like the perfect person planned the trip for you. I guess a Disney cruise is the "happiest place on water!!"

Thanks for dropping by the other day. Have a great weekend!
Heidi - Heart and Home

Erica said...

When I have the money to make a trip to Disneyland I will definitely want to get in touch with Tammy! Wow. That is just soo awesome!