And Just Like That She's Got New Skin! New Site Design and Giveaway! - Sarah Mae
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And Just Like That She’s Got New Skin! New Site Design and Giveaway!

If you clicked right on this blog link, click here to see the new homepage! 

Good morning!!!!

Well, I was up late last night, but not as late as my AMAZING, dear designer Emily, who created this beautiful new skin for my site! I love it. It has my favorite colors, and, SPARKLES. It’s just very me, a little serious, a little sparkly. I’m tickled over it.


To celebrate getting a new look after THREE YEARS, I thought I’d have a little giveaway!

First up, since my new book, Longing for Paris, is available for Pre-order (WOO HOO!), I thought I’d give away two copies of it!! You won’t get it until late July, but you’ll have it before everyone else! FUN!


Want to pre-order it? Get it from B & N HERE or Amazon HERE! Save your receipts {hint, hint}!

Next up, how about TWO $100 GIFT CERTIFICATES FROM DAYSPRING?!!!! Yes, oh yes, this is golden because DaySpring just got in some new and LOVELY products! These are some of my favorites…


Village Artisan Bracelet


Summer Orchard Leaf Earrings


Loose Leaf Tea, and of course, a…


Stainless Steal Loose Leaf Tea Filter


FashionABLE Striped Coral Scarf


Jumbo Mugs! Bigger for more COFFEE! (Or tea. Whatev.)


Adorable little journals!

Or hey, use your $100 to go crazy in the clearance section! All kinds of goodies there!

To enter to win, fill out the form below! GOOD “LUCK”! 🙂

Contest open to U.S. only. Ends Monday, June 15th, at 11:59pm.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Here’s to fun and sparkles and new things coming!

Love, SM

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  • Janelle Allen

    So pretty and sparkly! What a lovely face lift for your site 🙂 I continue to receive encouragement through your words here, Sarah. Especially on being a mama and finding fulfillment in the every day. Thank you for following God’s leading in your life!

  • Morgan Escalon

    Love the new blog look!

  • Katrina S

    The blog looks great – love the new layout/format/whatever it’s called 🙂
    Congrats on the newest book, too – can’t wait to read it.

  • Lydia

    I love when you share from your precious Mama heart. Your words from your motherhood experience encourage me in my motherhood experience. Please keep bringing more of that.

  • jodi

    I enjoy the real-life type posts 🙂

  • Melissa

    Love the new look to your site! I enjoy reading your posts – so authentic and encouraging!

  • sandra Anker

    Your new book looks like just the thing I need to read right now!

  • Cara Shields

    Not sure what I would like to see more of but I loved your book Desperate!

  • Dianna Auton

    I love the new site. I like everything you post and just want to see more of what you are doing. 🙂

  • Laura

    I love giveaways and the look of the site is fantastic!

  • Tabitha K

    The new look is great, but not as great as all your encouraging posts! 🙂

  • Laila

    I’ve always loved your blog and how you use your voice to speak about hard things. Continue to speak about hard things. <3

  • Selena

    site looks great and I have preordered your book!! can’t wait!! 🙂

  • Laura

    Love it! Thanks for the contest. I want to hear whatever is on your heart to say.

  • Sarah

    I love how conversational you write, and you’re always so encouraging. 🙂

  • SandyN

    I love your blog! Can’t wait to read your book!

  • Sharon O

    love the new look, love the colors it is very inviting.

  • Rachelle

    Can’t wait to read your new book!

  • Lyn

    I’m really looking forward to this book~you’re speaking to MANY ladies’ hearts, I can assure you. Thx for your ministry and for being REAL. 🙂

  • Mandy

    Love the new look! I love posts about parenting, especially your “wild child”!

  • Nina

    The new look is beautiful! I love that you are open and honest about your experiences. Any thoughts on marriage? My hubby and I have been married 15 years and have been through the trenches and back…up to our necks in “life experience” that nearly tore us apart. We have come to healing and know that with God ALL things are possible…literally! Lol. I know others would benefit from our testimony. I just wish I could write well. Also a matter of making time to do it. Anyway, thank you for all you do.

  • Jenny N

    I am very excited to read your new book! It sounds like right where I am in life. 🙂

  • Amy Lucas

    Your new book sounds great! And I love Dayspring!

  • Ashley Pullen

    I really don’t know what to say that I want to see more of. I love the posts that are encouraging for motherhood. Being in the thick of it with three girls; the oldest being 4 1/2 is pretty tough a lot of days. The extra dose of encouragement for dealing with a wild one is always very much needed.

    PS Can’t wait to read the new book!!!!!!

  • Paige Ferrari

    I love the new site! looks amazing! So classy:) and I love everything about this page…by the way, that tea looks delicious 😀

  • Courtney Taylor

    I think the new layout is beautiful! I would love to see more on motherhood and marriage…and how the two don’t always mesh as well as I’d like. :-0 Looking forward to the new book!

  • Cara Thompson

    I love the new look! And I read whatever you write – so write away friend. It’s all good.

  • Rhonda Siem

    I’m pretty new around here, so I don’t really feel qualified to say what I’d like to see more of (I haven’t explored all that’s here yet). But it’s your honest posts on motherhood that brought me here. I think I agree with the commenter who said she’d like to see more of “whatever is on your heart to say”!

  • Lindsay

    More of the posts of surviving motherhood! Those are such a blessing and encouragement.

  • Rachelle Baumann

    Can’the wait to read your new book! So fits where I’m at!

  • secenteno

    I am so excited to read your new book!

  • Rebekah Suthers

    I would like more on motherhood.

  • Brenda Veinotte

    I would love more on the seasons of a woman’s life.

  • Janelle Reinhardt

    I’m longing for Yellowstone 😉

  • Michelle Flott

    I can’t wait for this book to com out! I’d love to see more posts on homeschooling.

  • Cat Wise

    Love this look! 🙂 I love reading about motherhood and pursuing Jesus in this season. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Karen Massey

    Oh, I love it!!!

  • Heather

    Just love hearing what is on your heart!

  • amanda

    I am loving your new site! And I cannot wait to get an official copy of your book woohoo!

  • Rebecca

    Love the new look! I always love to read from other mom’s that homeschool…have read everything you post. Thanks for being bold and doing what God has asked of you – you are an encouragement to many souls!

  • sarahjax

    Loving the new book! Love to see more about parenting “difficult” ones.

  • Alicia

    Love your new site! Love the new book and can’t wait to have a copy! Can’t wait to see more of what happens! Yay!!!

  • Karen

    I love your book Desperate! I’m excited to read your next one.

  • Jamie

    Love the redesign! Can’t wait to check it out some more!

  • Melissa Q

    Hey, this looks fresh – lovely job. And thanks for the great giveaways!

  • Angela

    I enjoy the realness that you share. Just keep doing that! I love the new look of the site.

  • Courtney

    More of the same! Love what you write

  • Angie

    i love the new site! Its beautiful!

  • jjlcoburn

    I love this blog! I love how honest you are. You make me feel so normal 🙂

  • Felicia

    Can’t wait for the new book! Considering it for our summer study! Thank you for your beautiful heart SM 🙂

  • Rachel

    Beautiful new look! I enjoy reading anything you write. Thanks for offering the giveaway!

  • Abby Scott

    So excited about the new book, loving the new site!

  • Lindsey H.

    I am enjoying the new book so much! it really is resonating so much with me. Thanks so much for being honest and putting your thoughts out there. I would like to see more on motherhood and working full-time outside of the home.

  • Rachel Lundy

    The new design looks great!

  • Vanessa

    I love the assortment of posts you write!

  • Mandy

    I love the REAL. So yeah. Keep the REAL coming. 😉

  • Jennifer D.

    Just keep more of the encouraging goodness we can always find here coming!

  • Alison

    Love the new look! Keep up with more of the same encouraging posts!

  • Leslie

    Keep encouraging! We all need it! 🙂

  • Debbie Taylor

    I LOVE the sparkle! MORE sparkle!!! Keep it coming!

  • Megan Mattinson

    More realness and parenting encouragement. Always my faves on le blog. 😉

  • Krista

    More about homeschooling and working with strong willed children 🙂 LOVE the sparkles!!!

  • Sarah Force

    Lovely re-design! I’d love to hear more from you on homeschooling…especially homeschooling boys! 😉

  • Brandi Nabors

    Sarah Mae! I wanna see more of you! Seriously, hands down my favorite post ever is “I have had bad thoughts about my husband” – I loved that you were so raw and open with us. Keep up all your awesome work!

  • Breezy

    Hugs and kisses for the new look! I wanna see more… whatever’s on your heart at the time. Love you!!

  • Michelle Faile

    New book looks awesome! Parenting encouragement is always good!

  • Jill

    Cannot wait for your book!!

  • Chasidi

    love the new look and can’t wait to read your book!

  • Kristina D

    I love seeing the real you. Reading anything that He has placed on your heart is what I love reading.

  • Harriet Yoder

    Great new look for your website! Love contests.

  • mjeaustin

    Being real and pursuing Jesus.

  • Michele

    I just look forward to hearing what the Lord has laid on your heart for the day! Always enjoy reading and how you keep it real sister 🙂 The new site design is gorgeous!

  • sabrina

    Love your new ‘skin’! 🙂
    And I would love to see a little more homeschool happenings in your neck of the blogosphere. Thanks for all you do! Blessings.

  • Susan

    I can’t wait for the new book! Great new look for the website!

  • Nina Rowan

    Book recommendations!

  • Leah

    I’m so happy for you. You are truly an inspiration. 🙂 I would like to see your take on healing from spiritual abuse. I don’t know if you’ve ever dealt with this, but because you are so honest and God has given you a talent to communicate, maybe you can be a voice for all the voices that are shut up in church by the “unspoken” legalism. It happens so often, and so many never say a word. Keep it up lady, God is using you in a great way!! 🙂 <3

  • Cathy

    The website looks great! Love the colors. And I’d love to hear more on the Fruit of the Spirit.

  • Deanna O’halloran

    New to the website and it looks great as does your new book!

  • Sarah Frazer

    Love it! Sooo much!

  • Michelle

    Everything is beautiful:) I would love to see more of what you already write. You are an amazing “Barnabas” and I’m thankful I read your blog.

  • Amy Boone

    I would love to see more homeschool posts 🙂 Love your new look!

  • Donna S

    Sarah, the site is beautiful! I love the added sparkle too! I’d love to see the usual, encouragement for motherhood, marriage, etc. Love ya!

  • Jenni

    Beautiful new design!

  • Jenni

    Woo! Love the sparkle! I always love just hearing whatever’s on your heart…you have a gift for encouraging us mamas! Love hearing hope! Would like to hear more about homeschooling.

  • Joyce (and Norm)

    Looks great! I’d love to read more about how to balance work-home life.

  • Katie Ritson-Carter

    The new site looks great!!!!

  • Livvy

    What a lovely, simplistic design! Emily Rose is amazing.

  • Melodie

    great new look. thanks for the giveaway!

  • Charis Chapman

    I love your encouraging posts! Thanks for sharing.

  • Kimberly Miller

    love the site redesign!! And love this giveaway!! Thank you for this chance!

  • tammy cordery

    Great site and love the new design. Very hip.

  • Emily Martens Ngui

    Love it. Can’t wait to read it!! <3

  • Lisa Brubaker

    Great design- love your encouragement and would love to win your book!!

  • Stacy Duncan

    I would be more excited to win the book than the giftcard! LOL! Thanks and I love your new page!

  • Abby Breuklander

    Congratulations on the new site!! It’s gorgeous!!

  • Kelly Stoner

    So excited for you Sarah Mae! Love the look of the new site. Fantabulous!

  • Jessica K

    Sarah I cannot wait to read ALL your books and I am LOVING LFP!!!!!! 🙂 <3

  • Brandy

    Sounds like a great book!

  • jamie

    Love this book so much! Hoping to win a copy that I can highlight!!

  • april

    I would love to see posts on finances…encouragement while struggling and/or climbing out of debt.

  • Rachel Anna

    I’d love to see more of the same encouragement I always find here!

  • Amy Tilson

    Just more you, sweet gal!

  • Sarah Johnson

    Love the new look- I’m a fairly new reader and haven’t dug around, but I love your posts for Moms with littles or about homeschooling!

  • Edie S

    I love when you share homeschool stuff! 🙂

  • Need Anap

    Great new look! I love how real you are, keep sharing. 🙂

  • Tiffani Anderson

    I’m loving the new design. I think we need to see more of the Mufasa, so the rest of us that are rocking it don’t feel so dorky. 😉

  • Tara H

    I love to read about homeschooling.

  • Amanda Y.

    More of the same.

  • Rachel F

    I love the new look! And I love reading your blogs!!

  • MomsBandB

    More of the same!

  • Carol Roberts clark

    more of the same i found it uplifting and strong of you to talk about your abortion very uplifting to see where youve come now i think more book reviews

  • Dawn Pickering

    I love everything you post…you have such a gift friend for speaking 🙂

  • Paula Romer

    Thanks Sarah Mae for offering this giveaway! I am SO eager to read your book. I love the title and cover art, plus your picture is so pretty! I love the variety in what you post… But truly the theme of your book is always a constant thread in my life… Enjoying and savoring those day to day moments and being an intentional mother…at the same time as you are longing for Paris, or Venice, or the Tuscan countryside, ha! Thanks for always sharing your heart in such an authentic and vulnerable way.

  • Rachael Koschmann

    Would love a new book to read!

  • lorenztl

    Sparkles and pink and encouragement – oh my! Love it. Thanks for the pick-me-up, just looking!

  • Jen Wylie

    Great truths by Sarah Mae…..keep on preaching.

  • Stephanie K

    Love the gold sparkly tabs!! And I’d love to read more on your time off from blogging – as Sally Clarkson called it “the hidden years”.

  • Mum of 5

    I love the cover of your new book!

  • Kimberly Teller

    encouragement and laughter!

  • shaunie

    I would have to say more home decor items.

  • Lynsie

    Biblical parenting and discipline

  • Kate Headley

    Love the updated site! Super cute! Can’t wait to get my hard copy of Longing For Paris. 🙂

  • Victoria @ Creative Home Keepe

    Love the new design!

  • babcock_km

    Love the skin!!! Enjoy reading your blog and books!!!

  • Martha

    Love the new “look” and I was so impacted by “Desperate,” I’m excited to dig into “Longing For Paris.”

  • leslieruth

    I’m a newer reader, but am so encouraged by your writing. Thank you for sharing so authentically!

  • melaniefuller

    More of the same sounds good to me! Or special encouraging posts for moms of teenagers/college aged children.

  • Julie Wilson

    Real life encouragement is always a blessing!

  • Amy Ivey

    Continued encouragement & real life stories! 🙂

  • Emily June Allen

    Going through Desperate right now and can’t wait to share it with our church’s mom ministry. Looking forward to the new book!

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