Today is the day! The big reveal day and launch party for LaurenGaskillinspires.com! My stomach has been full of butterflies for the last several days. Seriously guys, I’ve been living on adrenaline high for like a week. And now I can share what I’ve been working on all these months with you.
P.S. I’m also attending the Designed For Life Conference in Missouri today. Best. Day. Ever.
Making Life Sweet has been rebranded to Lauren Gaskill Inspires. New name, new look, but the same uplifting message of faith.
When I first started this blog, I had no idea where God would take it in the years that followed. Since my first blog post, I’ve dabbled in food blogging and recipe development, wrote a Christian women’s book (stay tuned on publishing details), made connections with some pretty amazing people, and felt God’s calling on my life to pursue ministry.
Making Life Sweet will always have a special place in my heart, but I’m excited for what this new name and focus will offer. Lauren Gaskill Inspires represents what I’m passionate about and what I feel God calling me to: encouraging women to be Positively Lovely daughters of God, and encouraging the body of Christ to live healthy, joy-filled and redeemed lives. Whether that’s through my podcast, speaking events, books, shop or blog posts. (For those of you who loved my recipes, you can still access them here.)
WITH THIS NEW SITE AND REDESIGN COMES A FEW HOUSEKEEPING NOTES:
- People I Need to Thank: Special thanks to my dear husband Alex, who has supported and encouraged me in every step of this website launch; my friends and family members (you know who you are) … I love you; my writing sisters on Facebook (you also know who you are) … thank you for your enthusiasm, support and prayer behind this transition; Nick and Alison Tiemeyer, who helped with the URL redirects; and Jennifer Hardwick of Earl Grey Creative, who brought my website designs to life (seriously you guys, she’s the best developer ever)
- Links: All links will automatically redirect from www.laurengaskillinspires.com to www.laurengaskillinspires.com. If you run into technical issues or find broken links today or in the coming weeks, please let me know!
- Social Media: I always used some form of “lauren inspires” for my social handles, so these are staying the same. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram — all of them. 🙂
- Email/RSS Feed: If you are subscribed via email or RSS, this will update automatically. No need to re-subscribe or change your preferences.
As you explore the new site, here are some of my favorite highlights:
The Positively Lovely Community
If you’ve been following me for awhile, you know I’m all about encouraging women to be Positively Lovely daughters of God. But what exactly does that mean, and how can we apply it to our lives? Head over to the community to learn more and share your #PositivelyLovely story for a chance to be featured on the blog.
The Positively Lovely Shop
This shop is a tangible way for us to remember who we are in Christ each and every day! Hop on over to the shop to check out all of the fresh designs! You can save 10% off your order by using the SAVE10 code at the checkout.
The first person to sign up for my newsletter today will receive a free T-shirt from the shop and a Starbucks gift card!
Did ya’ll know that I speak at women’s retreats, conference and youth group gatherings? Find out more and browse speaking topics on this new page.
Lastly, thanks again so much for your support and encouragement through this big change. I hope you love the new look and name as much as I do!
In addition to the T-shirt giveaway, one lucky person will receive a free DIY Chocolate Chip Cookies Dry Mix from my friend and baker Amanda Reninger of Sea Salt and Cinnamon. Just enter via the form below!
A note about Sea Salt and Cinnamon: The story behind the bakery goes back to 2005 when Amanda’s husband, Kyle, was diagnosed with a liver disorder. His liver could no longer process cholesterol. Through our own research and working with his doctors, they found that a vegan diet would eliminate his problem and allow his liver to rest and recover. It was during this 2-year period that Amanda began veganizing her favorite baking recipes. I’m telling you … whether you’re vegan or not (I personally am not but I can vouch for Amanda’s baked goods) ya’ll are in for a real treat!
It looks lovely!
Thank you, dear Jodie! I hope you have an amazing day! Be sure to stop by the community. <3 http://www.laurengaskillinspires.com/positively-lovely-community/
Natalie @ Milk & Honey Faith says
Your blog is stunning Lauren! Praise God! I can’t wait to see what you do next 🙂
Hi, dear Natalie! I can’t tell you how much your comment means to me. Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to head over to the community. <3 http://www.laurengaskillinspires.com/positively-lovely-community/
Melanie Redd says
Your new site is beautiful, Lauren!
I’m excited for you and for the direction your ministry is headed!
Praying that God will bless and encourage you~
Sheri Neet says
This is answered prayers on so many levels. Many will be blessed by your answering the call to be faithful! Thank You- Lauren!
Thanks, sweet friend. God is so good!
I love love love this Lauren! So excited for you. Congratulations!!?
Thank you, Sandie! Your support means so much to me. Big hug!
Beautiful! So grateful to have met you! You have so many grate things to offer here. May God continue to bless your ministry.
Thanks, dear Whitney! What a blessing it was to meet you at She Speaks. I’ve been praying for your ministry as well. 🙂
Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen says
Everything looks fabulous Lauren! I can tell lots of hard work went into the new design! Congrats!
Thanks, Mary Ann! It’s amazing how Jenn brought my designs to life. It’s a dream come true and I’m so thankful for her!
Lorrie Barela says
Congratulations! Your site is awesome…..prayers for continued success!
Thank you, sweet Lorrie! Be sure to head over to the community. <3 http://www.laurengaskillinspires.com/positively-lovely-community/
Marva | SunSparkleShine says
Congrats, Lauren! I’m over the moon happy to be visiting you in your new space today. I’m praying God’s blessings on you and all who stop by, that they may be truly inspired.
Hugs to you, dear friend!
Thanks, Marva! I’m praying for that, too! Big hug!!
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says
Oh YAYYY! Finally your new design is up and running! It looks AMAZING, Lauren!! I’m so happy for you girlfriend! A truly beautiful site for a truly inspiring and beautiful woman! xoxo
Your new site looks beautiful! I sure would love to hear you speak at a conference. I hope you make it out to the west coast sometime. I would come to hear you, for sure!
Tiffany Parry says
So fun, Lauren – I love your new space and I’m certain that God will continue to use you in mighty ways as you seek to encourage His girls. Isn’t it awesome when He solidifies that purpose for us? And, gotta say – I’m glad you are still throwing in some sweet goodies for us to enjoy. So happy to celebrate with you today, and thank you for your support of my re-launch too! xo
Beautiful, Lauren. Both the new look and the message. God bless this new journey!
Bec at It's Yummi says
I couldn’t be more thrilled for you, Lauren. I wish you the very best in this new adventure, and I’m excited to see how the Lord continues to use you to inspire other women!
Beautiful new site! I’m your neighbor over at #LiveFreeThursday, and I’m glad I stopped by, to read your grace-filled words about a fulfilled life here! So fitting with Suzie’s post today too!! –Blessings to you!
SO nice to meet you, Bettie! Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you’ll stay in touch!
Yay it’s finally here! Well done for all of your hard work and dedication to getting this new site and dream up and running. It looks like a beautiful space. I feel privileged to be a part of this community <3
Thanks beautiful!! Speaking of community, be sure to head over to the community page. 😉 http://www.laurengaskillinspires.com/positively-lovely-community/ I’d love to share your story with my readers!
Lori Schumaker says
Love it, Lauren! Congratulations! Enjoy the conference!!!!
Blessings and smiles,
Thank you, Lori! Love you lady!
I love everything about it! Congrats, Lauren! You’re an inspiration to many and your joy is contagious! I love your shop too!
Thank you, dear Valerie! I’m so glad you like it! Excited to see what God has in store.
Traci Scheer says
You never cease to amaze in your creativity & inspiration! Your new site is truly amazing, so inviting & positively lovely 🙂 Congrats on this accomplishment, best wishes moving forward ♡♡♡♡
You’re going to make me cry, Traci! Miss you sweet friend and thanks for the support. It means more than you know! HUGS!
Jordan Leigh says
Oh Lauren it is so lovely!! I cannot wait to continue with you on this journey. You are such a positive light that the Lord is clearly using. I hope your having a blast at DFL!! <3
Oh Jordan, I’m so glad you like it! Be sure to head over to the community page … I’d love to share your story with my readers! http://www.laurengaskillinspires.com/positively-lovely-community/
Jennifer Moye says
Love this! So happy for you and can’t wait to see how God uses you to reach His lovely daughters!!
Thanks Jennifer! I’m excited too! All glory to God! He is such a good, good Father! ❤️
Karen @ Seasonal Cravings says
Loving your new look! It suits you!
Thanks, sweet Karen!
The site is beautiful dear Lauren; I would love to listen to your Podcast!
Thanks so much, dear! I think you will really like the podcast!
Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough says
So proud of you friend, and the site is gorgeous! I cannot wait to continue to follow along on your adventures. xo
Thanks, sweet Stephanie. I miss your beautiful face (and heart)! Hope to connect soon.