Who is Des?

I'm Desarae... Des for short.

Lover of all things coffee, lemon, and colorful...

I've been called an 'old, wise soul' with eclectic taste.
A vibrant, flowing blend of boho, vintage, funky, classic elegance with a flair for world culture.

Intuitive, perceptive, people watcher...

A little shy at first, I take a deep, long look into a thing before I finally jump in heart first.

There is so much to see and do-
I strive for the experience of life,
new opportunities and a broadened horizon.

adventurous, curious wanderer....

A northern girl at heart,
I have learned to grow where I was transplanted... yes, even if its hot and I'm sitting next to Yucca plants under a Texas sky.

My dreams are vast, my spirit equally so.
But my reality is a bit more down to earth.

I'm single.
The eldest of six home schooled kids raised in a Christian home on thrift stores and DIY-ism.

So far I have been employed as cook, babysitter, journalist, ad salesman, secretary, home health aid, and my father's carpentry assistant.

I still live at home.
Being 'on your own'
is over rated...I tried it for a year,
garnered some good experience,
but mostly learned we aren't meant to be alone...
we can't do life by ourselves.
(At least not me.)

They say a picture is worth a thousand words...
here are six...

... friends...

... family...

 ...and funny faces...


I love God,
 though not half as much as He loves me.
When He formed my heart, He put a piece of it in India.
I hope someday to travel there and recover it myself.

And there.
That is my attempt at fitting the vastness of my being
into a nutshell of words and pictures.

I hope you enjoy what you've found and keep coming back.
There is so much we can glean from each other!



  1. What a lovely blog! I stumbled in here from the mermaid doll on Pinterest and had a fun look around. Definitely following this blog now!

    1. Ohh, thank you, Marilyn! I'm so glad you like it here! Thank you so much for leaving a comment, I LOVE hearing from everyone who stops by!! I look forward to hearing more from you! :)

  2. I just found your blog (thanks to Sarah sending me the link!) I loved reading what you wrote just in your "about" column. What a joy I know you are to your family and friends. Now, if you ever want to get out of Texas for a short bit, please come see us in NM!! We'd love to have any and all that would like to come!! (Cathy Heckendorn)

    1. Thank you, Mrs. Heckendorn! Thank you for the invitation, I would LOVE to come and stay with y'all, that is certainly something that needs to happen. :)


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