This year has been one incredible year of inspiration, design, endeavors and pursuing all that I love in the bridal industry. I am so proud and excited to launch ‘Desiree for KV Bijou’ in just 2 days, which is a new bridal jewelry collection that will change the way brides finish their wedding day look.

I have worked closely with Kelsey from KV Bijou jewelry for the past year to design and piece together our favorite styles for a collection we can’t wait to share with you! From a design partner to a friend, I adore Kelsey’s eye for unique stones and the ability we have to understand each other’s design aesthetic. Love and determination goes into each and every single piece of jewelry made and can’t wait for brides everywhere to see and feel that difference.

Semi-precious stones and inspiration from nature and moroccan elements make up our debut collection of beautiful earrings, necklaces and cuffs. Check out our inspiration board below.

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I definitely have some favorites in the mix that I will share with you soon and will be wearing pieces from our collection for my own wedding in January. Our free-spirited style allows our designs to be special enough for a wedding day but versatile enough for everyday. Get excited for Saturday because that is when the shopping begins and you don’t want to miss it! You can find ‘Desiree for KV Bijou’ at!

Let me know which items you like best or what you would like to see more of on Twitter @DesHartsock, Instagram @DesHartsock and Facebook @OfficialDesHartsock


DIY weddings are full of personality and sentimental touches. Friends and family come together to make the bride and groom’s special day come true and that alone creates a memory for a lifetime.

Let’s admire the work put into this darling wedding and the support and love from everyone that made it happen. The help shown by their friends and family mirrors the support they will receive all the days of their lives as a couple and that is a joyous thing to admire.

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Photographer:  Jessica Sparks Photography//Floral Designer:Davis Wholesale Florist Inc//Caterer:Moe's Original BBQ//Bakery:Nothing Bundt Cakes//


Can’t believe we are already on to Week 4 of Bridal Bootcamp!! I had a great weekend in Vegas for my bachelorette party and I don’t know about you but after a weekend like that with all of your girlfriends all I want to do is be home and get back into my workout routine! So let’s jump right into it with abs.

These ab workouts that I do with my trainer Dave from  Elite Fitness, help tighten the core and strengthen your abdominal muscles while also working a sweat.

Let’s begin.

1.) Get your obliques toned up with this simple technique.


Laying on one side with one arm out in front of you for support and other arm in air, lift your legs up together while also reaching for your ankle to create the second position shown. Repeat movement 20 times before turning on to other side to reach other oblique.

2.) Mountain Climbers


With feet and hands shoulder width apart, bring right knee in towards arms and alternate legs in a fluid motion. This gets the heart rate up while tightening your core. Repeat motion for 20 times each leg.

3.) Plank

DSC_0473With elbows and feet shoulder width apart and hands inward creating a triangle shape, keep back straight for a plank position. Stay in this position for 1 minute.

4.) Side sit-ups


Laying on back with left ankle on opposite knee place arms behind your head and lift up with right elbow touching left knee. This really tightens your obliques and core for a flat stomach. Repeat 20 times each side.

5.) Side lifting plank


Position yourself in a side plank with legs crossed as shown. In one motion drop your hips down and back up towards ceiling. Repeat this movement 15 times each side.

6.) Side standing crunches


With a weight in one hand and other behind head, keep back straight and drop to side of weight and then back up to other side in fluid motion for a small crunch to both sides. Repeat 20 times on each side.

If you follow this ab workout at least 2-3 times per week you will continue to see results and a tightened tummy!

Until next week! Stay active and enjoy these workouts as often as you like. For the other workouts you may have missed check them out below:

Week 1: Arms

Week 2: Cardio

Week 3: Legs/ Butt



Gym/ Trainer: Dave at Elite Fitness

Clothing: Adidas