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July 26, 2012

About Me {I Should Have Done This A LONNNNNG Time Ago!}

Why hello there!

Welcome to my blog, and thanks for reading and caring what I have to say. I appreciate you taking the time to check out my little corner of the blog world. Hope you like what you see!

My name's Desiree (you can call me Desi or Des for short) and I am a 30 year old girl, born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. I recently earned my Masters degree in Clinical Counseling at Xavier University, where I also went for my undergrad. I'm loyal like that :) I am currently working at a non-profit agency, counseling individuals with developmental disabilities. 

I am engaged to my wonderful fiancee, PJ, whom I have been dating for 15 years - yep, we're high school sweethearts. See? Loyal, I told ya. You'll be hearing about him all the time I'm sure. He is always a part of my cooking endeavors.

Pictures like this happen a lot with us. Closed eyes, blurry, or eyes wide open  :) And no, we really aren't wine drinkers. This was a rare occasion.

We bought our first house a few years back and I am still trying to make it into a home. I'm not really the crafty, decorating type, but I want to be, so I love catching up on all kinds of crafty home blogs. And fashion blogs. But mainly food blogs of course!!

I started this blog originally to review new restaurants that I wanted to try. Then I came across this blog one day and fell in love. I knew that I had to be doing that too. So then I started cooking more and adding those recipes to the blog. So that is what this blog focuses on...  recipes and restaurant reviews, with a little randomness from me here and there.

I also enjoy writing stories and poetry. You can check out my poetry blog where I share a little bit of my own poetry as well as others I like.

A few words to describe me....  I'm indecisive, messy, a night owl, emotional, guarded at times, an introvert, shy, impatient, stubborn, sarcastic, and pessimistic at times, yet loyal, detailed, empathic, silly, intelligent, hard working, friendly, humble, mature yet a kid at heart, open-minded, and thoughtful.

Things I like:
    the color pink
    reality tv
    Parenthood (I cry on every episode!!!)
    Monday Mornings
    The Walking Dead
    Bachelor and Bachelorette .... yes I just listed 4 shows, and reality tv, and dvr
    DVR - I can't imagine a world without it now
    school (nerd alert!)
    celebrity gossip magazines
    grilling out
    lists and crossing things off them
    making up my own words
    collecting sunglasses
    Bud Lite Lime
    Pro football + The Bengals (Who Dey!)
    Dr. Pepper
    breakfast food
    steak n potatoes  :)

Things I dislike:
    racist people
    arrogant people 
    being on time (if you know me, you know this all too well, and I'm sorry!)
    public speaking
    the dentist
    things that replace books (Kindle, E-Readers)
    bad customer service
    slow drivers (ok I don't dislike you, actually. My fiancee is one of them, so obviously I like him.  I like you and all, I just may cuss you out on the road if you are driving too slow for my likings. We can still be friends though.)

Now on to the important people in my life. I've already told you about PJ, my #1 and also my main taste tester.

Also my Mama, whose good ole Southern cooking has influenced me deeply. Love that woman, she's pretty amazing. I would do anything for her, she deserves the world!

My brother Jr is very important to me and we are pretty close, even though we are 15 years apart. I like to take some of my treats over to him and he's always thankful.

I also get to dote on my niece Kalyn, who is 20. I can't believe that I can remember when she was born! Aka I'm getting old.

I love my Daddy too, of course. He likes to supply me with goodies from his garden. He doesn't like his picture taken though so...

PJ's mother, Amy,  (my future mother-in-law) is so supportive of my blog and just the sweetest lady ever! She can cook some good food, too.

And of course my bestie, Marcey. We have so much fun shopping, checking out bookstores, eating, and enjoying some alcoholic beverages together.

I'm sure you'll be hearing about some other great friends and family too but these are the main ones in my life that I tend to talk about on the regular.

Well, that's just a little bit about me. I hope you'll subscribe to my posts so you can get to know me a little better, and never miss a recipe  :)

So glad you're here!


Faith said...

That was awesome to read! I feel like I know you more!

LoLy said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwww, so cute :D

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Desi, I love this whole description of you! You're my kind of gurl….you love your family, food, fun with your bestie and the occasional fun beverage :) So glad to get to know you better!!! Featuring one of your recipes yet again tomorrow :)

Karren Haller said...

Hi Desi, I found your blog I think on Moms Test Kitchen in a Linky. I do a Tasty Tuesday where I feature a blogger that loves to cook and share her recipes. So I invite you to stop by and check out my feature of recipes from your blog. Join Us In "Tasty Bites Tuesday" w/Linky
Have a great day! Karren