Danielle with title

Who is she?  

Me writing about me….seriously??   How do you write about yourself when you are still trying to figure yourself out?  Lol. So far this is what I know…

I am a spit fire. I can be goofy at times. I can be serious when need to. I am a lover of Jesus. Totally loyal and trustworthy. Persistent to a fault. I am wife to an amazing man and teammate in life, Brian, and a mother of two tenacious children, Dillon and Stella.  (Oh, and I love our dog, Polly, too!)

I absolutely love mornings; it’s my favorite time of day! I love my quiet time, a time of reflection,  the peace and quiet of the start of a new day. I hear from my Maker a lot during this time.

I love taking care of my family. I love my home and I try to make it welcoming. We love entertaining and do it frequently-like a lot. (Did I mention people are always in my home?)

I have tenacity for life and enjoy spending time with women that inspire me to be a better person.  I am completely comfortable in my own skin and I learned a long time ago that “being ME” is important because everyone else in the world is taken!

I am a better giver than receiver.  I love to give and give and need to work on that other end —receiving, I think it’s called.


I tend to mess up the pronunciation of my words —yup —it’s actually pretty comical. My friends and family have now started calling them “Danielleisms”.

I love to celebrate birthdays and believe that everyone should be absolutely spoiled on that day!  I mean —c’mon —you were born on that very day!  If you know me you have either had a personal serenade, balloons delivered to your house or as we do it in the DeSmit household: full out décor in the house.DeSFmily


I love to shop but dislike the mall! Lol. Yup —true story!  My sweet spot is boutique shopping, TJ Maxx, and Marshalls.

I am a native of Grand Rapids, Michigan. I went to Hope College (loved it), played on the women’s basketball team, and graduated with a Business Administration degree.  I guess you could say I have a passion for sales (over 15 years’ worth!).  I have had experience selling everything from windshields to pharmaceutical drugs to jewelry and have been a personal recruiter for medical device companies.

At the end of the day, all this stuff is fine and good and yummy and amazing, but truly who I am and what I am about is: a woman, a wife, a mom, a sister, a daughter, and a friend who is in love with  Jesus.  Knowing that I am Free to Be radiant, chosen, changed, worthy, and His. I am Free-Crowned Free.