About The Girl
Wifey. Mommy. Jesus Girl.
Photographer. Writer. Digital Media Rockstar.
I am a chick with a zeal for life, tenacity to be awesome and a heart bigger than Texas!
I am a Creative: I’m enamored by technology and all things iGadget-esque. I appreciate and respect the power of social media. To follow me across my platforms click on over to my Follow Me! page. Capturing photos and writing are my passions in life… My souls chance to breath. Photos seize the moments between the seconds and the written word transcends the deepest barriers within us. I began Desiree Melfi Photography in 2009 to fulfill my hearts desire to take pictures. Beyond my blog, I have written football articles for The Landry Hat and I am currently the Communications Manager for Entrepreneurship at Michigan State University.
Hubbz, My Champion: I’m married to a supah-fly Italian dude who shaves his head and rocks the sexiest beard on the planet. We met at a gym when I was 19 and he was 27… He is the macaroni to my cheesiness, the ginger ale to my Jameson and the belayer to my metaphorical rock climber ways. He isn’t a fan of tattoos and I am addicted. He prefers to do life at a leisurely pace and I prefer to do it in an all out sprint. He likes to just be and I like to just do. Most of the time we meet in the middle and that’s where the magic is.
Our Son: After a long journey with infertility (you can read our story through my blog) Hubbz and I created the most amazing tiny human ever. On a beautiful October day a miracle was placed into our arms and we named him Massimo. He is proof that the heart really can beat outside of the body. He is also proof that we serve an incredible God who offers abundantly more than we can ask or imagine. For this child I have prayed and the Lord has given me that which I have asked of him. 1 Samuel 1: 27
Our Fur-Baby: We have have a 5 lb. Maltese, Bella, with a slight identity crises… She is sure of the fact that she is an 85 lb German Shepherd… This tiny fur-ball of energy has taught me more in the past 11 years about responsibility, unconditional love and pure acceptance than I could have learned in a lifetime of lessons.
RisaAnn Designs & By The Diva: My beautiful sister and I started RisaAnn Designs to capture her love of sewing and my love of all things marketing and creating. We each have an Etsy store (Hers and Mine) with all of our awesome creations! Check them out, fall in love, and buy one of everything!
For the Love of Sport: I’m a die-hard sports fanatic. Basketball, baseball, golf, lacrosse, hockey… but I think football is the sport above them all. The Dallas Cowboys stole my heart when I was 8 and Troy Aikman ruled the world! The Spartans of Michigan State are my heart and soul. I grew up playing basketball, softball, volleyball and golf and I caddied many a round at our local Country Club. To this day, there isn’t a whole lot that beats a sunny spring day in The Mitten spent on a golf course. The thought of a dry-heaving, muscle-pounding, butt kicking workout is enough to get me out of bed at any hour of any day. That being said, I enjoy eating anything wrapped in bacon.
Marching to the Beats: I can’t go a day without rocking out to some funky-fresh beats… From Casting Crowns to Dave Matthews, George Straight to Weezy… they all have their way of speaking to my soul. I discovered Spotify… And all is now right in the world.
About my Heart: I can be a total rough around the edges tomboy and an all out Diva… Once in a while, the two happen at the Exact. Same. Time. I can be uber-sensitive, I wear my heart on my sleeve and I believe people are inherently good.I fell in love with the amazing city of Rome when I lived there and New York City signed a lease on my soul. My heart melts for animals and I try really hard to be a Jesus Girl… In the same breath I lust after aviator sunglasses, glamorous stilettos, delicious sushi, Patrick Dempsey and Tim Tebow. I’m captivated by the thought that maybe one day I can do something that will change world… Or at least my humble little place in it.