A Book Update, Christmas Gift Ideas, and a Giveaway! - Sarah Mae
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A Book Update, Christmas Gift Ideas, and a Giveaway!

Update: The winner of the Christmas Bundle is Jessica Arber!Β 


Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

(Rockefeller Center, NYC)

Merry Christmas, friends!

Well, my book is almost done.

ALMOST DONE!!!! I turn it in January 15th, and then I’ll begin edits shortly after that. I am so so so excited about this book and I can’t wait to share about it with you all.

But not yet. πŸ˜‰

I’m letting you know where I’m at with it because even though I said I wasn’t going Β to write until the 15th, and then I proceeded to keep writing, I’m really, really not going to write anymore here until the book is el dente. For real.

Really. Maybe.

But since it’s Christmas time and all, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite things you could get someone for Christmas. Yes, these are last minute gifts, but I know there are those of you out there just like me who still haven’t got anyone a gift. There are, right? Tell me I’m not alone!

Okay, let’s get this party started! Christmas gift ideas…

Songs for Saplings

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We LOVEΒ Songs for Saplings! We’ve been listening to these fantastic CD’s for years and I cannot recommend them enough. “Songs for Saplings makes music for kids. We want them to understand who God is and what He has done, as well as what He wants your children to do and to be. Our music is adapted from scripture and from classic works meant to teach our kids the deep and wonderful things taught in the Bible.”

The music ranges from fun and upbeat to tender and beautiful. I know you will love them!


Life-Coaching with Carey Bailey

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Carey is amazing. She literally changed the direction of my life by helping me to recognize some truths I had neglected to see. I am now on a different, much better trajectory because of her gentle but straight-forward help.

Go HERE to learn more about what Carey offers and to book a FREE introductory life-coaching session with her. I can almost guarantee you will adore her (and thank me for introducing you to her)!

Joel Clarkson’s new Midwinter Carols album


We’ve been listening to Joel Clarkson’s relaxing Midwinter Carols album this month on repeat. It actually sounds like winter. I can’t explain it, but I really think you will enjoy listening to it not only during the holiday season, but through the chilly winter months. It’s perfect with hot cocoa and candles!

Get it at CD Baby HERE or iTunes HERE

My Beautiful Truth products (benefits children’s cancer research)


My sweet friend Shelley Ballestero makes Beautiful Truth products, all-natural products with a message of hope and encouragement. But her products are about so much more. Shelley’s oldest son was diagnosed with “Osteogenetic Sarcoma (in layman’s terms, bone cancer) complicated with an extremely rare bone marrow failure syndrome–Diamond Blackfan Anemia.” Since then she and her family have been on a journey of natural healing (after chemo, her son’s tumor grew and he had to have his leg amputated above the knee). Part of that journey has been to create products with 100 percent natural and organic ingredients.

“When you buy products or donate money to The Beautiful Truth you are supporting usΒ  through the nextΒ couple of years of a more natural approachΒ ofΒ  medical treatments in our son’s future.” To learn more about Shelley and her family, click here.

To purchase her products, including essential oils, foot scrubs, body butters, and more,Β GO HERE.

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Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe

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I am just sure you know a mom out there who could use some encouragement during the little years! If so, Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe written by myself and Sally Clarkson is sure to uplift! And, great news, the Kindle version is only $2.99 this month!

To get a copy, HEAD HERE!


Today I’m giving away a Christmas bundle to one of you! The bundle includes:

To enter, just fill out the form below! (Email readers, click here to enter.) This giveaway ends Wednesday night (December 18th) at midnight, EST and is open to continental U.S. only.

Good “luck”!

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Love, Sarah Mae

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  • Laura

    Right now I am *loving* just sitting in my living room looking at the lights on the Christmas tree. So beautiful. πŸ™‚

  • Ashley Webber

    You are awesome! Love you! PS Was just in NYC a couple of weeks ago πŸ™‚

  • Laura p

    One of my favorite things is books. Books are great friends and new adventures. AND when you get to meet great authors in elevators in South Carolina it makes those books even better.

  • Amie

    A warm drink by the fireplace with a good book.

  • Whitney

    Better Life Bags bags!

  • Megan

    One of my favorite things are making memories with my family during the holidays.

  • http://pursuingwhatisexcellent.blogspot.com/ Kela

    One of my favorite things? Lovin’ from my beloved! Coffee would come in close third…after the kiddos.

  • Denise

    One of my favorite things – time – quiet, solitary to ponder, write and read.

  • Courtney Chilson

    I’d love to have a copy of the book to give away this Christmas!

  • Lydia

    One of my favorite things is jewelry Ann Voskamp’s new book The Greatest Gift!

    • Lydia

      not jewelry*
      Was going to say jewelry by Lisa Leonard, but I don’t actually own any. I just think it’s beautiful and think she’s great!

  • Heather M

    One of my favorite things is chai lattes from starbucks.

  • http://lifeonolivestreet.com/ Diana

    One of my favorite things is cooking… and eating. πŸ˜‰

  • http://ThisMomsDelight.com/ Tami – This Mom’s Delight

    One of my favorite things is to be alone to read and/or write.

  • Kathy

    right now one of my favorite things is TEA, I have been enjoying it every night lately as I sit and look at the lights on our tree. =) Kathy K

  • cassandracriswell66

    One of my favorite things is spending time with my family doing the little things like taking our small children to the park or going to see Christmas lights! Thanks for the giveaway and I would love to read your book!

  • Megan

    Coffee… Definitely coffee.

  • Jenni

    Watching my girls play sweetly together!

  • Chandra

    At this very moment, I am loving the peace and quiet in my usually noisy house. πŸ™‚

  • http://prairiefrogs.wordpress.com/ Dell T

    One of my favorite things: Advent readings with the family gathered near the Christmas tree.

  • Heidi

    I love my girls, my bed, diet coke and planners!!

  • Wendi S

    I love be a wife and mommy…and I love dark chocolate πŸ™‚

  • Whitney

    Wind on my face

  • Daylilyoverflow

    I love running and dark chocolate after. It’s a guiltless combination! πŸ™‚

  • jjlcoburn

    a hot cup of coffee with yummy creamer πŸ™‚

  • Amanda

    Cocoa -it’s a year-round weakness πŸ™‚

  • Amanda

    Family πŸ™‚ Missing them more around this time of the year!

  • Nadia

    QT with my 2 soon to be 3 (January 15) year old son!!!

  • Katrina S

    big sparkly snowflakes, light spring rains, starry summer skies, crunchy autumn leaves…

  • Helen G.

    Hot chocolate on a snowy day with baby daughter.

  • Julianne

    Being snuggled by a kitten. πŸ™‚

  • Wendy

    Time to read or journal and not feel guilty about not being with my family!

  • Denise Faccini Bowman

    I love that winter storms force a slower pace of life on us.

  • Robin

    I love to read a good book with my family!

  • Heidi Smith

    One of my favorite things is sitting by the fire playing board games with my hubby and boys.

  • Lisa

    I would love to win this amazing giveaway! Been following your blog for years now, looking forward to your book!

  • Bonnie

    One of my favorite things is SNOW! We don’t get much here in eastern NC, but I still love “snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes”.

  • Karen L

    Some of my favorite things are really good tea, cuddling with my girls, really good hot cocoa, fresh from the oven homemade bread, candles, snow, a huge variety of Christmas music, time alone.

  • Tiffany MacGillivary

    One of my favorite things is my family!! I also love candles and a really good book!

  • Nelleke Plouffe

    Listening to my three little ones sing together.

  • LH

    I love being with my family and reading together.

  • sspunlimited

    Hanging out with my kids, reading or listening to a book, or watching a movie together

  • Scott Houchin

    I love being able to give to my family at Christmas

  • Darlene

    One of my very favorite things is a beautifully set table with china and crystal. Also, long quiet mornings alone.

  • Katherine

    A warm cup of coffee on a cold day.

  • Chrissy

    I would love the Songs for Saplings.

  • Danielle Rogers

    One of my favorite things is holding my babies and feeling their heads nestled in the crook of my neck. That stage doesn’t last long because they grow so quickly, but it is a sweet time I’ll always remember.

  • Emily

    This would be amazing! Thanks for the opportunity Sarah Mae!

  • Mona

    Hot coffee, dark chocolate, walking on the beach, camping, time with my kiddies

  • http://teamsoutherland.com/ RaShell S

    One of my favorite things is joyful children, sweetly playing with each other and filling our home with God’s love.

  • katiesue6713

    One of my favorite things is having “what was the best part of your day and what was the worst part of your day” conversations with my girls. We realize that even the negative things that happen in our day God can turn into good.

  • Jenn D.

    I would love the book!

  • Marilyn K

    A favorite thing- coffee!

  • Sue

    One of my favorite things is coffee! Thanks for this opportunity!

  • Kali

    Raindrops on roses and whiskers on….
    Oh, oops, one of MY favorite things… extra strong, coffee shop style hot chocolate. With lots of whipped cream on top!

    Lovely giveaway, Sarah πŸ™‚
    Merry Christmas!

  • AmyK.

    Favorite thing-just enjoying each sweet moment God has blessed me with. Sometimes I just sit back in amazement.

  • April

    We have really enjoyed Steve Green’s Hide ’em in your heart CD’s! Not only has it helped my children learn scripture and commit it to memory but my husband and I also find ourselves singing scriptures in songs throughout the day:)

  • Rebecca

    Would love to win this awesome bundle!!

  • Lily George

    One of my favorite things is turning on the radio and hearing a song I love!

  • Elise

    A hot drink, a yummy pastry, and sweet snuggles with my littles in the morning!

  • Jess

    Coffee and movies πŸ™‚

  • CW

    Right now one of my favorite things is my children’s Kindle Fire. I’m glad they share.

  • Kimberly

    Music filling the house while dancing with my five lovely children!

  • Misty

    Community with my favorite people!!!

  • Becky B

    Reading a good book

  • Rebekah

    One of my favorite things your book! Desperate has helped to change the lives of many mommy friends of mine.

  • JulieB

    One of my favorite things – hugs from those I love.

  • sherigr

    One of my favorite things is cuddling up with a good book!

  • http://www.barefoothippiegirl.com/ Barefoot Hippie Girl

    Quiet, a cup of tea and a good book.

  • Kimberly S

    Some of my favorite things would be an iced latte’ and a good book!

  • Lynn W

    Thanks Sarah and congrats on the new book!

  • Amanda Chambers

    coffee, quiet mornings and my laptop. πŸ™‚ Sorry – can’t pick just one! πŸ˜‰

  • MomsBandB

    My family!

  • Beth H.

    Spending time with my family and Dunkin Donuts coffee ;0)

    • Jen N

      Ahhh- love Dunkin Donuts! Peppermint mocha πŸ™‚

  • jeannie

    Spending time with my family

  • Sarah S

    Sitting in the quiet house after the kids are in bed (as a mom to 4 boys, quiet has become a rare luxury), sipping a cup of coffee with only the christmas lights on and christmas music playing quietly in the background…I have other favorite things that involve fun things with my family, but right now this one sounds most delightful…. πŸ™‚

  • Amy S

    Family and coffee!

  • joni

    Christmas music. All year long.

  • Tamara

    Relaxing with my family on a rainy/stormy day, near a window so we can watch the rain come down and hear the pitter-patter. πŸ™‚

  • Kristina

    Some of my favorite things are reading good books, spending time with my kids and having candles lit each day in my home πŸ™‚

  • Jennifer O

    Spending time with my favorite people!

  • Jennie Nelson

    Books, lights, music!

  • Meredith Cooper Adkisson

    Coffee and candlelight with my hubby!

  • Katherine Criswell


  • Jen N

    Sitting by the lighted Christmas tree with my family, Christmas music in the background, peaceful!

  • Carin

    read-alouds by the fire with my kids πŸ™‚

  • Melissa Aldrich

    We love songs for saplings too!

  • Veronica Scott

    Reading books to/with my almost 3 year old! (Anouk)

  • Melissa Waters

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing especially about the Songs for Saplings. Never heard of these before, I will be checking them out in case I don’t win. LOL
    M. Waters

  • Jenn

    I love Christmas music and just sitting quietly staring at tree counting my blessings

  • Pam S

    Books and music

  • Melissa Rogers

    I would love to win this package. Even if not I can’t wait to pick up a copy of Desperate for my kindle. Thanks for your writing!

  • andrea

    I love this season — a time to celebrate Christ’s birth with beauty, lights, gifts, and reflection. So many things!!

  • joyouschris

    I love reading and soft blankets .

  • Angelue

    As of late, it has been enjoying a cup of cocoa and a bowl of popcorn with my girls to watch a Christmas movie! Merry Christmas!

  • Janet

    Spending time with my husband and children talking.

  • sarah

    One of my favorite things right now is Chris Tomlin & Audrey Assad’s song “Winter Snow”. I can’t get enough of it.

  • kathydavis001

    Would love to win! Intrigued by the life coaching sessions, seems very out of my comfort zone.

  • Lisa White

    Orange essential oil, a warm quilt, a good book … How do you narrow favorite things down to one? All this, and Jesus too?!

  • http://www.abellthatrings.blogspot.com/ Kate

    This bundle would change my life πŸ™‚

    Congrats on almost being done with the book – victory! May the Lord sit on every page for every reader.

    Blessings to you,
    Kate πŸ™‚

  • http://melandbrent.blogspot.com/ Melissa B.

    What perfect last minute gifts!! I love them all… Thank you so much for sharing them. I am especially thankful you shared Songs for Saplings. What a wonderful mission they do! What is my favorite thing? Just sitting and basking in the season of Christmas! I could sit and reflect about it all day! Have the merriest of Christmas’!

  • kathydavis001

    One of my favorite things? My husband being on Christmas break from college and spending more family time together.

  • Jeanine

    One of my favorite things is sitting in the living room with my children with the Christmas lights on.

  • alison_1

    siena soap !I just got a bunch and its awesome http://www.sienasoap.com/

  • Krista

    one of my favorite things – husband that cooks for me sometimes

  • Beth

    I’m excited about the Christmas gifts ideas. I needed something for my five year old daughter and I think Songs for Saplings is it! Thank you!!

  • Jos @ Joyful{in}Chaos

    One of my favorite things: my kids+endless giggles+tickles…You just.can’t.beat.that.

  • http://www.dominicandkristin.blogspot.com kasmith03

    A warm blanket!!

  • Darla Slocomb

    Wow what a prize package!! looking forward to the release of your book!

  • Tara H

    My flannel nightgown is one of my favorite things!

  • Mippy Foofalina

    SMILES! πŸ˜€

  • aj

    A good night’s sleep is one of my faves.

  • Stacey

    I’m incredibly glad I found your blog and Facebook page. You offer such an honest, uplifting and awesome perspective to women and moms. Thank you! Anyways, one of my favorite things: Hmm nothing quite beats end of day snuggles while reading stories, saying bedtime prayers, talking about what we’ll dream about that night and the favorite parts of our day. The pure look of love from my daughter in those moments, how she snuggles into my arms, or the way her hair tickles my nose and smells like fresh baby soap. L.O.V.E. it!

  • Leslie Clark

    A cup of coffee, reading quietly by the glow of our Christmas tree!

  • Mandy

    My little girl’s laugh is one of my favorite things πŸ™‚

  • Caroline Starr Rose

    All the best with your book! I’m working on second-round edits that are due the end of January. So satisfying to see things starting to come together.

  • Mary Ellen

    Great gift ideas! Thanks! Would love to win your “bundle!” Merry and blessed Christmas!

  • spiritjoy

    One of my favorite things is having both my kids climb in and sit on my lap at the same time.

  • Darlene

    One of my favorite things is having teenage children who still climb up in my lap for a cuddle.

  • Amy

    One of my favorite things this season is sitting by the list Christmas tree with my family listening to beautiful Christmas music while drinking a hot beverage like cocoa or cider. Sitting and doing that in the cabin like you posted in the post before this would be even better, though. I am not a writer, so I wouldn’t want to do the writing part, but that place is a gorgeous setting for just about anything.

  • Amy

    Homemade cookies. Yum.

  • Sue Lim

    Having the chance to celebrate the Christmas season with my little ones and set traditions for ourselves πŸ™‚

  • Rosanne

    Sitting on my couch with a good book, coffee and my fuzzy blanket while snow falls softly outside – particularly on the rare day I do not have to go somewhere! πŸ™‚

  • Trezlen

    One of my favorite things is a quiet snowy evening. Either sitting in my living room and looking out, or just walking in it and breathing in the air.

  • hopeforhealing

    Snow and mountains πŸ™‚ I live on the plains of Texas…

  • Erin

    I would love the songs for saplings cd’s

  • Rebecca u.

    My favorite is a good book & a long bath!

  • thekindlecrew

    One of my favorite things…….crisp cool fall days!

  • Angela

    Ah, one of my favorite things, is my double oven. I L-O-V-E it! Instead of a warming drawer at the bottom, that small drawer space was moved to the top for a “small oven” and then I have a regular sized oven below that. Dual controls. It’s a beautiful thing.

  • Lillian

    One of my favorite things is when I sit by my favorite chair and do what I love doing crocheting, and make a special something for that special someone….it brings joy to my heart.

  • Leah Tuten Rollins

    One of my favorite things is snuggling on the sofa with my kids (8 and 2), watching a movie or cartoon, with just the Christmas tree lights illuminating the room. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • SGomm

    Favorite thing: snuggling with my little ones when they will calm down for it. πŸ™‚

  • Amy

    One of my favorite things is watching my littles “dance” to music, especially Christmas music. They love it!

  • Lyndi Rohde

    Sweet giveaway! Thanks!!

  • Shaunna@mamas13minutemile

    Hugs from my kiddo!

  • April R.

    One of my favorite things is my family! Thanks for the giveaway πŸ˜‰

  • colleen_evelyn

    Sharing Christmas stories by the fire, in Christmas tree light!

  • Rachael C

    A nice cup of coffee and a good book! And the TIME to enjoy both πŸ˜‰

  • julianneh

    Yummy candles and a Kate Morton book πŸ™‚

  • Larisa C

    Read good books.

  • Kim Finley

    Yay! Favorite is cozy time with family just spending time together.

  • Danielle Hull

    Cuddling with my kids in my bed in the morning. Preferably, one at a time πŸ˜‰

  • Jen Mc

    eggnog latte πŸ˜‰ – or at home, my coffee, sweetened with stevia and a splash of eggnog instead of cream……

  • Alisa

    Coffee and candles!

  • http://madesacred.com/ Elizabeth Giger

    Snow falling outside, Christmas lights on, candle lit, book and hot mug in hand.

  • Elizabeth Anne May

    This time of year, curling up with a good book, hot freshly brewed coffee, and a few of my homemade Christmas cookies, while listening the The Nutcracker. Cliched, but oh so good πŸ™‚

  • Leslie Staggs

    Christmas Music! Especially the Old stuff, like Bing Crosby and Nat King Cole.

  • Leslie

    Having my family all together!

  • Beth B.

    Sounds awesome!

  • Melissa B

    a cup of tea and a good book – with kids and without:)

  • Sara Momofmany

    My favorite things are Jesus, my husband & kids, chocolate is somewhere later on my list.

  • Rebecca Hoy

    Sleeping! I have two non-sleeping littles, and I am looking forward to future life seasons where being rested is a possibility.

  • http://gretchenlouise.com/ Gretchen Louise

    Dark chocolate! πŸ™‚

  • http://www.lizfreshplate.blogspot.com/ Liz Lanza

    Right now, and always, my husband and children.

  • http://thequeenmommy.com/ Debbie Taylor

    One of my favorite things – coffee. A warm cup of coffee, really. =)

  • Becky Cox

    Visiting with family I don’t get to see often!

  • Maria

    Hot coffee, a sweet and a long conversation with cherished friends!

  • Shannon

    These are all fabulous ideas! πŸ™‚ love this giveaway!

  • Brittany Whitley

    Brisk winter evenings and peppermint tea,
    Classical music and walks by the sea,
    The changing of seasons and all that it brings,
    These are a few of my favorite things. πŸ™‚

  • Tallulah Jane

    Hanging out with my friends is my fav thing.

  • Amy Rohrer

    Hmmmm, having my husband home at 5pm every night! (as if that would happen!)

  • Erin

    My husband’s currently recovering from his 3rd orthopedic surgery in 3 years. It has become a “holiday tradition” for us (one we’re hopefully breaking next year)…. so, I’d have to say my favorite thing is having everyone in my family healthy. πŸ™‚

  • April

    Hmmm… Just randomly, Fig Butter from Trader Joes. I love that stuff and give it to everybody! πŸ™‚

  • Melissa Q

    One of my favorite things is laying on my back on the floor and looking up at a blank ceiling. Somehow, it let’s my mind and my body relax and I get a “blank canvas” upon which to work through my thoughts.

  • Cindy

    Coffee and conversation with my daughters and daughters-in-law!

  • phoward336

    A good book and a cup of coffee!

  • Marie Sprinkle Uher

    AWESOME giveaway!!! Something I have been wanting for myself but haven’t been able to get it! Thank you!

    • Marie Sprinkle Uher

      I’ve been wanting the book since it came out!

  • Jana

    I love green tea in the mornings.

  • Jennifer

    The life coaching sounds awesome.

  • Tammy

    I think life coaching would be my favorite!

  • http://whileonthisside.com/ While On This Side

    I think the life coaching would be great! πŸ™‚

  • Mandy

    Hhmmmm I love…hot tea with milk and honey…delish!

  • Randi S

    One of my favorite things is a good sweaty workout!

  • Samantha

    I have just recently become interested in essential oils so this would be awesome and I have been wanting to read your book!

  • Erin @ My Mommy World

    I’m obsessed with my Time Life Treasury of Christmas CDs this year (bought them 12 years ago when I was first married)!

  • Kim O.


  • Jessi Grace

    Right now it is watching a Christmas movie with my son and drinking vanilla tea!

  • Rachel

    I love drinking hot chocolate in front of a fire! πŸ™‚ Thanks for offering this giveaway!

  • Carla

    Some of my favorite things are white, twinkly Chrismas lights, warm fires, red wine, my hubby, soft blankets and movies!

  • Joanna Adams

    A full night of sleep. My littlest is teething. Other than that, gluten free pizza, hot tea, warm blankets, and reading aloud to my girls!;-)

  • Julie Hufstetler

    This sounds wonderful! You’re so thoughtful with your giveaways.

  • Stephanie P

    Coffee, dark chocolate, books, head rubs and arm tickles from my hubby, and snuggly quiet sleeping kids are a few of my favorite things!

  • grace

    love to watch a good movie and sip a nice smelling coffee or hot tea in the winter and snuggling under warm comfy cuddly blanket πŸ™‚

  • libby mccord

    Cooking or baking in the kitchen and listening to music- especially Christmas music πŸ™‚

  • Em

    Spending time with my hubby and two little girls…

  • Jennifer

    SLEEP!!!! Er, yeah…

  • Bonnie

    The stillness and quiet at the end of the day

  • http://www.girlstogrow.com/ Tracey Brewer

    Quiet time to sit and talk with my husband at the end of the day!

  • Chelbie

    snuggling with my little ones and when they fall asleep in my arms. also quiet moments with my husband.

  • Nichole

    Holding a baby. I love, love, love little babies (though they’ve been costing me sleep for the past 7 years!).

  • http://billiethegirl.com billie the girl

    I love my bike. Going for a bike ride is interesting, healthy and relaxing. πŸ™‚

  • rjb

    preschool Christmas programs and cookie decorating parties πŸ™‚

  • Adriana

    One of my favorite things is my Boppy pillow- so many precious moments with my babies!

  • Angi

    My favorite thing is that my family is all home together in the same place after my 1 year old had an 8 month hospital stay <3

  • Chesca

    Laughing with my husband until I can’t breathe is absolutely one of my favorite things!

  • Laurie W.

    Peppermint mocha πŸ™‚

  • http://joyceandnorm.wordpress.com/ Joyce (and Norm)

    My family

  • Ally

    remembering… seeing how God always takes care of everything, I love thinking about all the blessings I have, laughing at memories and even tearing up at difficult times, but all of it brings me renewed hope and faith for the present

  • http://www.happygostuckey.com/ Cynthia Stuckey

    Fun giveaway! Thanks Sarah Mae! One of my most favorite things– hmmm. Time for QUIET!!!! that would be cozy socks, good book and cup of something warm in front of the fire! I guess its more of an experience.

  • JessC

    I’d have to say sleeping!! Right now is crazy and “desperate” and I enjoy every min of sleep I get. =)

  • Tina

    Thank you Sarah Mae for all you do to help us struggling momma’s! My favorite thing… hot chocolate in front of the Christmas tree at night, with complete silence! πŸ™‚

  • Jacqui

    One of my favorite things…coffee, quiet, and a good book. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  • http://coddledlittlelife.blogspot.com/ Sarah

    My Pandora “Piano Guys (Holiday)” station is one of my favorite things!

  • Jen


  • carameredith.com

    Um, what question am I supposed to answer again? Regardless, pick me, pick me!

  • Kelly

    Hanging out with my babies πŸ™‚

  • Nicole

    At this time of year – carols and lights.

  • Susie Toolin

    One of my favorite things is my family! πŸ™‚

  • SaraR

    Right now my favorite thing would be a big ol’ nap!

  • Rebekah F

    One of my favorite things is reading.

  • Leesa Chesnut

    Mine right now, and always, is CHOCOLATE! πŸ™‚

  • Catherine

    Favorite things right now: Sally Clarkson books

  • Robin Eggen

    A few of my favorite things are, in no particular order: Christmas tree lights in a dark, quiet house, chocolate, unasked for hugs from my 5 year old son, hot chocolate and those Mexican shortbread-type cookies. I could go on, but you only asked for a few. πŸ™‚

  • Allison

    Favorite things: an uninterrupted shower; an uninterrupted meal; an uninterrupted conversation; a day where nobody melts down (including me!)

  • Kelly

    Favorite things right now… Kelly Clarkson’s Christmas album, cookies, making my own gifts (I framed some vintage Christmas stamps that my friends loved!) and any time Sarah Mae blogs!!! πŸ™‚

  • Carol White

    Right now my favorite thing is helping my daughter prepare for her January 2014 wedding. We are so excited for her! I also love playing with my 13 month-old granddaughter. Her smile is infectious. I love just about everything surrounding Christmas, especially our midnight, candlelight service.

  • Kristy

    I am having trouble sleeping all night again, it happens occasionally, and when it does, my favorite thing is that God is always on the night shift. I can talk to Him, sing to Him and just rest in HIm.

  • Tammy

    My favorite thing….or things, are my children. I am incredibly blessed to have the best teenage boys ever and a wonderful husband. God is good! πŸ™‚

  • Jennifer D.

    Forgot to comment earlier!! Right now, one of my faveorite things is my new Christmas album from Francesca Batastelli!!

  • Emily

    One of my favorite winter things……my heated blanket and flannel sheets. So cozy! πŸ™‚

  • Thia

    One of my favorite things is a rice sack to warm the foot of the bed or an achy back.

  • rachelrusticus

    My favorite {things} are my engagement ring & my baby’s fingerprint necklace…both beauty reflecting the love all around me!

  • Margaret Ham

    baseball πŸ™‚

  • Melissa K

    A good cup of chai, a great book, and peaceful music!

  • Kristen M

    The Desperate book is seriously one of my favorite things – I want to give it to every young mom I know!

  • Nicolestone

    My favorite things. Coffee, sleep, my babies, and my bible!


  • Tamboliya

    Favorite things: candle light, Christmas lights, giant pumpkin moons, rainbows, stained glass windows, many lines of puffy clouds all over the sky, sunsets, sunrises, animals, getting cards in the snail mail, scratch and sniff stickers, etc.

  • Mandy

    One of my favorite things is the ocean

  • Rachel

    One of my favorite things is my family, I love being with them!

  • Debby

    One of my favorite things is watching and photographing sunsets. πŸ™‚

  • Shannon

    Having a peaceful day spent with my family.

  • Beth WIlliams

    Glad you all had fun in NYC. Congratulations on your new book! Have a blessed Christmas!

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