Thursday, December 19, 2013

20 Rules A Woman Should Live By

Like any other girl, I'm obsessed with Pinterest..
I came across this pin that is absolutely fabulous & made me so happy to see.

20 Things A Woman Should Live By:

1. Men are an amazing part of life, but they are in no way the be all and end all of life.
2. It's okay to admit that you're young, fab and NOT broke. Celebrate your success.
3. Don't waste time crying over little boys who talk too much. Some day you will find the one and then all that happens in between will just seem like bullshit. Some will be hot and unforgettable bullshit, but nontheless bullshit. 
4. It's okay to be 22 or even 32 or 42 and not know what you want to be when you grow up.
5. Many people will try to judge your spending life style habits, don't let it get to you. It's your life, your money and no one else's business.
6. If you life being single, it's okay to admit that. Maybe you like being alone. Maybe you like just dating and hooking yo. Guys like these things and the world has no problem with it. 
7. In business it's likely that men twice your age with half your brain capacity will be making triple the money that you do. Work hard anyways, never give up, you are the brain and voice of tomorrow. 
8. Your parents already lived a bulk of their life. It's time to start living yours. It is possible to both respect them and be happy. Sometimes they may get mad at your choices, make those choices anyway. They love you and will eventually come around. 
9. It's okay to order extra cheese on your fries and not go to the gym after. 
10. No matter how old you are by number, never forget what it feels like to be young and alive.
11. People are always going to talk, so just do your thing. You may as well give them something to talk about.
12. Having one too many shots with your girlfriends on a Saturday night doesn't make you an alcoholic, it just means you're having a good time. Anyone who tells you otherwise is jealous. You work hard all week and deserve time to get your party on.
13. Don't keep company with those who constantly compare themselves to you. Keep company with those who love you for you and enhance your life.
14. If you can't find your prince, there is nothing wrong with enjoying kissing all the wrong frogs.
15. Live your life for you; not your parents, not a man, not your friends. It is the only way you'll ever truly be happy. 
16. You're never too old to learn something new.
17. In your life you will wind up with a select few friends who are more like your soul mates. Cherish them, they'll be the ones around when the party is over.
18. You're going to make mistakes; the wrong career, wrong major, wrong boyfriend. Everything happens for a reason. You'll learn something, recover and come back better than ever.
19. Live each day with no regrets. Don't fret over the past, even the bad parts shape us for the future.
20. Share the list with other young women you love.

Note; None of this is from me. I just love how straight forward and awesome it is. 
It made me smile and made my day that much better. 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Don't get your tinsel in a tangle.

Well y'all! Finals are finally over! & this was my best semester yet!!! I'm so proud of myself. Such a good feeling to actually have a break.. 
Any who's! Last night, my lovely momsy & I headed out to a paint party! We went to this restaurant in Choctaw, under Tipsy Artist & painted super cute Santa's! 'Tis the season! 
We were given a stencil to get the main features in the right places. Tipsy wanted our mustaches right under the nose, but I wanted my nose to be sort of hidden! Hey I paid for this I'll paint how I want! Ha! So I took a few pictures along the way that I'd like to share! 
And finished product! Wah lah! 
I love painting! It was so fun & you get to bring out your creative side! 

We had a blast & we can't wait to do another one! 
I hope everyone's soaking in all the Festiveness since Christmas is a week away!!!  

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Making Changes

 So a lot of things are going on right now.. 
And some changes have been made.
I have put my trust in the Lord & I know he has plans for me.

As for now, I don't understand why things happen the way that they do but I have no doubt that He knows what He is doing. He knows I am strong enough and can handle everything he throws at me..

All I know is I just need my girlfriends, family and my Heavenly Father. 
Although it is finals week at school, I will prevail. 
 With that being said, I would appreciate (if you're reading this) if you could say a short prayer for me. 

Desirae Dear, 
Just know your Savior has great plans for you. He will give you everything you'll ever need. He will never give you anything you can't handle. He will always love you and forgive you. He has nothing short of amazing planned for you. Never doubt what He has planned for you. 

Love, yourself

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Where'd November go?

So I seemed to have totally just skipped over November.. Or so it seems like it! 
Things on my side of town have been pretty hectic the past several weeks & it isn't going to lighten up for another week or two! 
With that being said, finals are next week. I'm happy but yet sad at the same time.. mainly because who LIKES finals!? I'd assume nobody.. Especially when your math professor makes your exam comprehensive from the whole semester... Wamp wamp wampppp. 
But on the bright side, I'd have to say this has been my best semester yet. 

To recap on why I've been gone, I'll give you a few pinpoints.
Well for one, my cousin/boss had her first baby. Sweetest little thing I've ever seen.
Two, I was pretty sick for about two weeks, not anything bad but enough to where I couldn't see the baby until he was two weeks old.. 
(Sometimes I still cough, even now.)
Three, Thanksgiving was last week!! Talk about delicious. This year I only had one thanksgiving when usually I have 2-3. (But my gut isn't complaining!)
And four, J's brother got MARRIED this previous weekend! 
It was so much fun to see J's sister and niece this past weekend since they were in for the wedding. Okay, okay. I claim her as my sister, too. :)

The wedding was a blast! It couldn't have been more perfect. J was a groomsman, so after rehearsal dinner Friday night he headed out with the boys. The next day most of us gals helped set up and it took many pieces of pizza, achy feet, and lots of soda pop to get it all done. With only thirty minutes to go take a shower and get all dressed up, I think we looked pretty snazzy! 
J & I danced the night away. Seriously, you could not get us off of that dance floor. It was so much fun. I'm ready for another wedding! 

But for now, I have many many things I should be doing for school but here I am blogging.. 
Procrastination at its best.
I procrastinate because then I'll be older, therefore wiser... Hopefully.. 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Keep Calm & Blog On!

It's been awhile folks! 
I've been with my guy a whooole lot here lately.
(& I'm soaking up every bit of it!)
Seriously, how cute is he!? Love him.

We've had a lot going on this month. Next month is just a little more hectic for us! 
This month, I personally went through midterms at school, started my second job, and have/am attending bridal showers and talking weddings with on of my best friends, Melisa.
(She's getting hitched in May & I'm one of her bridesmaids! EEEK! YAY!)
Jacob on the other hand has had some events of his own! Today his fire department moved into a new station! So much excitement there! When he got hired long long ago... they told him it was almost finished... Well almost two years later its ready! Go team! I can't wait to see it this weekend. He's going through Paramedic School right now too. Graduating in June/July! Seriously... Paramedic Fire Fighter... My guy is hot. 

Together we have had wedding showers & surprise parties for friends to go to.  SO many things going on. But we like to stay busy busy busy! Next month, J's brother is getting MARRIED!!!! Jacob is a groomsmen! (Hence so many wedding showers!) So next month, J's sister, brother-in-law & sweet baby niece will be here, too!!! She's my niece too ;) 
Thanksgiving... Finals coming up.. Wedding! Holidays! Winter! 

Now if Friday would hurry and get here so I could see my man, I'd be one happy gal. 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


It's October 1st... which means 

Not going to lie, I used to hate fall. I despised it. I hated the awkwardness between summer & winter. Starting school. I hated everything about it. Until now...
Which I find somewhat odd. I don't recall anything really changing my mind about fall? Maybe cute tall brown boots? Yeah that's what changed my mind ;)

Here are some of the things I'm currently obsessing over... 
#1 is in the mail on the way to my house! #2 shall quickly be in my closet come next couple of pay days.. (College Student.. Tight budget) & #3 will probably NEVER see my closest, although I wish they would. I would wear them to bed, I love them so much. Maybe I'll find them in my Christmas Stocking. A girl can dream right? 

On Facebook, I've been finding a bunch of cute little boutique all around the United States. I've become obsessed. Online shopping is all I've done the past couple months. GOT TO STOP. 
Some of my absolute favorites are:
1. Impressions Boutique in Arkansas
2. The Mint Julep Boutique in Alabama
3. The Blue Door Boutique in Georgia 
4. Blake and Brady in South Carolina 

There are so many more I just can not think of! I'm becoming really excited about the holidays coming up! So many things for me and my friends/family these next few weeks!

Happy Fall! 

Monday, September 30, 2013

Change- Pt 1.

I've made a few MAJOR changes in my life the past couple of weeks. Some are small changes while some are some big changes that are determining my successfulness in the future. One of those small changes was I bought my own little Mini Truck. (Yes I call her Mini Truck.)

Mini Truck used to belong to my granny. The Ol' Pops said it's time to buy my first vehicle so here we go! In a couple of years, after I graduate, I'll buy what I really want.. An SUV! 

Another change was I chopped off most of my hair.. Big change. Last time I had short hair was my sophomore year in high school... Hated it. I decided I was ready for something new. I didn't want to do something drastic and dye it red like a lot of people... So I decided to chop it. It feels SOOO much better. 99% Sure most of my hear was dead. Split ends on ends on ends. You get the point. 

Left: After, Right: Before
(Also a change, veneers on my front two teeth.)
Jacob is obsessed. He loves it. Which has helped me grow fond of the fact my hair is super short now. I was a little upset at first because it was shorter than I wanted/expected but I love the way it turned out!

Veneers: I've been wanting these bad boys since I was probably ten! When I was a wee child, I bumped my head (pretty hard) & somehow busted a nerve in my tooth. Hence the yellow tent you can see. Totally embarrassing. I thought people thought I was nasty & never brushed my teeth when in reality I did more times a day than you can count! Jansen reassured me people were more worried of my opinion on them for them to worry about my teef. 
Very pleased with the result though. 

Here's just a photo of us for fun with our niece Nora Claire at Jacob's dad's wedding reception! Sweetest baby girl around. (Not lying.) Can you tell I like that dress?
My future S.I.L./Friend Over at Sweet Bee Boutique's sweet little baby. Jansen makes the cutest bows & crowns for your sweet little one. Or even you! I do tend to rock a Sweet Bee Boutique Bow every now & then! 

Pt. 2 coming soon!