It’s so refreshing to hear about relationships that actually make it from ABC’s Bachelor and Bachelorette series, especially after the latest breakup of Chris Soules and Whitney Bischoff. Geesh, was that a huge disappointment! I thought for sure those two would of been one of the few added to the success stories of the show. Anyway, back to what this chat is really about, Desiree Hartsock.
Remember Desiree? She was the down-to-earth, sweet, girl-next-door Bachelor contestant, turned Bachelorette of season 9. As an avid watcher of this reality show I’ve been watching since day 1, it’s fun to reach out and get to know some of my favorites. And yes, Desiree is definitely on the top of my list.
Since I discovered here blog that chats weddings, love, fashion, jewelry and lots of other inspiring tips and girlie topics, I’ve been wanting to get to know a little more about the Desiree after Bachelorette, so I asked her if she would do a little Q&A with Styled Arrow. Here are 10 things to know about Desiree Hartsock . . .
SA: We saw and loved you on the Bachelorette. How can you say your life has changed since the show?
Desiree: It’s been 2 full years since I was on the Bachelorette and I can say that it completely changed my life for the better in every possible way. I was looking for love and found more than I thought possible in my husband, Chris.
SA: Are you happy that you went on the reality series?
Desiree: I’m very happy that I took the leap of faith to go on to “The Bachelor” to then become “The Bachelorette”.
SA: Congratulations on your marriage! If you could give one piece of advice to the current Bachelorette, Kaitlyn, what would it be?
Desiree: Always be yourself and be open to the process, personalities and possibilities. It can only work if you are transparent and allow yourself to embrace every single moment.
SA: It seems like you love, love. What do you love most about marriage?
Desiree: I do love, love! There is something about marriage that takes a relationship to a far closer place. I just love that Chris is my best friend and I have a built-in partner to create memories with.
SA: I love your blog! What do you hope readers will gain from going on your blog?
Desiree: I truly hope that women can find anything they are looking for on my blog, from wedding day inspiration, motherhood advice, recipes, fitness tips to travel. And, I hope readers can be encouraged in their day to day life, while also identifying to the content posted.
SA: If you could sum up your style in 3 words, what would those words be?
Desiree: Beachy, Classic and Comfortable.
SA: Your dresses and jewelry are beautiful! Where do you find your inspiration?
Desiree: I am always inspired in everything that I do. The serenity I feel at the beach, near water or even in the city. All of these places help me develop my ideas. I also love to bring in vintage elements that still feel fresh and new.
SA: I love inspiration and quotes. Are there any words that inspire you?
Desiree: “If at first you don’t succeed, dust yourself off and try again.”
SA: Tell us a little about your beauty routine. Do you have a favorite product you just can’t live without?
Desiree: Chapstick & mascara! It’s so simple, but moisturized lips and long lashes are key for me to feel polished. My beauty routine is pretty simple. I have always stuck with Aveeno face wash and Olay face lotions for as long as I knew what a beauty regimen was.
SA: What is the one thing you want your friends, family, peers and followers to know about you?
Desiree: I love them all! I never asked to be on the Bachelorette or even had a desire to be on television, it just happened. My hope is that everyone can see me as their friend, sister or neighbor, and, not just as a “Bachelorette”. I want to be relatable and use my experiences to help others.