Welcome to my new blog!

Dear Friends,

My blog has had a facelift! New name, new colors, new fonts new IDEAS! After some consideration I decided to rename and reorganize my blog. If you have been following me long, you know that it was previously titled "The Offensive Christian". This wasn't because my goal in life is to offend people (quite the opposite actually!) but because I have noticed that as a female with a strong personality I tend to have opinions that people (usually other women) get all huffy about. So partially in frustration and also in sarcasm, I named my blog based on how I felt others perceived me. But that isn't my reality, and in the end... who really cares what other people think?

So allow me to reintroduce myself to you. I am 28 years old, (I refuse use the popular phrase 20-something because I embrace aging!) I have been married a little over a year, I have gained a 10 year old son in the process, and we have a sweet little baby girl named Cocoa Bean. Oh don't worry, that's our dog.

I love Jesus, my family, cooking, fitness, and singing all sorts of music. I received my bachelors degree in vocal performance (opera) December 2013 and since then I have been teaching piano lessons, being a stay at home mom, loving everyday with my husband, figuring out how to cook healthy foods for my family, and starting my own business SparklingDaisy Shoes. (shameless plug! www.sparklingdaisyshoes.com and www.facebook.com/sparklingdaisyshoes )

There are days when I'm busy, and there are days when I am totally bored. I felt like my previous blog title made people wary of clicking the link, and I also felt like it limited my ability to post non-religious things. Recently, with all my life changes, I want to post about a lot more than just religion and controversy and my strong opinions. Day to day, I am a happy person and I want to post happy things that are encouraging, inspiring, and motivational. God has truly blessed me and my family and I want that Joy to spill over to you!

So from now on, this blog will be a lot more fun - I'll share some of my favorite recipes, my musings on becoming an InstaMom, my thoughts on marriage (spoiler alert, it's AMAZING!), and maybe occasional workout tips. I want to become a personal trainer in the next 2 years after all!

I hope you feel welcome, and I hope that you will share my new blog!