Hi!  My name is Desiree.  I went to school to be an elementary teacher.... and now I am teaching babes instead.  I daily chase around Fares, Tariku, Lydia, Asher and Levi with at least one cup of coffee in hand.  I married the love of my life in 2006 and I am still amazed at how God has blessed us.  We have been privileged to welcome our five children home in the same number of years, both biologically and via adoption.

When I am not hanging out with my family I love reading, crafting, listening to the rain, blogging, dreaming about Africa, traveling, wishing I lived in a warm climate and so much more.  This blog is a collection of the stories that inspire me.  It is also a place where I can promote handmade business, speak up for the orphans, share my faith in the Lord, over share pictures of my children, and jabber about adoption.

In 2013, I combine my love for jewelry, fashion, and speaking up for the vulnerable when I became a Noonday Ambassador.  I am honored to get to advocate for the poor and oppressed through sharing the artisans redemption stories.  Their beauty drives me forward as there is so much glory in each one.  To learn more about my work with Noonday go here.  To order some fabulous fair trade jewelry visit my Noonday page here.

Hannah James {the shop} started in 2011 to help us raise money for our first adoption, while helping other families as well.  During our two plus years of actively fundraising for our own adoptions we were also able to help over a dozen other families.

Thanks for taking the time to get to know me!