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My Favorite Things Giveaway!


It’s that time again…


I know, I’m not Oprah, but I too have favorite things, and I too love sharing with you! Now, I can’t give all of you my favorite things, but I can give one of you ALL of them! Yay! And as a side-note, I’m also giving you a great Christmas shopping guide. You’re welcome! 🙂

(See my past giveaways favorite things giveaways HERE 2013 and HERE 2014)

Now, let’s get this party started!

My Favorite Things Giveaway!

The goods…

Shoes from The Root Collective!


My feet in my favorites, Millie in Silver Spiral!

These are my favorite of my favorite things. I ADORE these shoes and wear them ALL THE TIME. I only just got them at Allume, but since them, we’ve been inseparable. They are so lovely and comfortable and they can be casual or dressy. Another bonus, my husband likes them, and apparently, he’s not a fan of most of my shoes. These were his exact words when he saw me in them, “Those are the only shoes I’ve ever loved on you.”
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The best thing about these shoes though? They are handcrafted, ethically produced shoes by artisans in Guatemala in partnership with The Root Collective, whose goal is focusing on economic development in rural and urban slum communities in Guatemala. Read all about The Root Collective HERE, and be sure to follow them on Instagram where they post the cutest pics of their shoes and those who make them.

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Our makers are defying the odds in their communities, pushing forward with hope in a place where darkness often overwhelms. They are providing jobs, food, and family to many without.
We keep our margins slim because we don’t take advantage of our makers and pay them fairly, while keeping prices affordable for consumers. We believe there is power in our business model, and invite you to be a part of that.
Remember that you are powerful this holiday season. Shop with intention.”
-Bethany Tran, Founder

For the giveaway, I’m going to let YOU choose which pair you want if you win! WOOT!

(If you want to get a pair for yourself or someone else, go HERE and use code SARAHMAE and you’ll get 10% off!)

Related: Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion

The Shine Pullover from Persimmon Prints!


I also snagged this comfy little thing while at Allume this year! It is so cute and comfy and has become a favorite clothing item of mine. It was designed by the sweetest woman, Kacie, who owns Persimmon Prints, a lovely “faith-art” shop with things you will adore. And it’s much more of a delight to shop with them knowing they give back to help those in need.

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“As the designer of persimmon prints, it’s my joy to creatively capture & display God’s divine words, and to share His message of love with the world. i want to help your fill your life with print, fix your heart on God, and fight for those in need.” -Kacie


The shirt I’m wearing here (“Free Indeed”) is also Persimmon Prints, and it’s on sale now!

The Evening Bonfire WoodWick Candle 


Oh my goodness, this candle SMELLS SO GOOD! It’s like, you’re at an evening bonfire! And who doesn’t like an evening bonfire! 🙂 Seriously. I love WoodWick candles because they make that crackly fire/rain sound while also making your home smell delish. You will love this candle.

Want to shop for some WoodWick candles this season? Here you go.

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane is a deeply touching book, and is one of the best books I have ever read. It was also a delight to read aloud. The kids and I were hooked; we couldn’t put it down. It is an exceptional work by Kate DiCamillo. If you don’t win this giveaway, you absolutely MUST get it. Love, love, love.

The Mitford Cookbook

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I mean, do I really even need to explain why this is a favorite? COMFORT FOOD! Oh, and if you haven’t read the first Mitford book, At Home in Mitford, I’ll throw that in the pot as well because it is a delicious read that will have you baking and longing for the warmth of small town living.


A Mom Heart Conference Ticket!

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My favorite conference, the one that inspires me in my first calling, is Sally Clarkson’s Mom Heart conference. These conferences are so inspiring and helpful and I always leave encouraged. I cannot recommend how highly I think you should go if you’re a mom, particularly a mom of little ones. And you all know how much I esteem Sally. She is such a wise, gracious woman of God.

If you haven’t registered for one of the Mom Heart conferences, just get on with it by going HERE to find a conference near you (I’ll be speaking in Texas)!

Today, I am giving away a ticket to the California conference which is February 12-13th. You can read all about that conference HERE. Oh, and Chrystal Evans Hurst is speaking at the CA one, and she is a TREAT! You will laugh until you nearly have an accident (easy to do if you’re a mom!) and you will walk away with a good word. And of course, Sally will be speaking, and her insight will so fill your heart you cannot help but go home ready to keep on as a mother, in grace and Titus 2 wisdom.

My Longing for Life Video Course!

Sarah Mae's Longing for Life Course

I know there are some of you out there who really want to go through this course/study but just don’t even have the $10 to purchase it. I understand, and I’ve been there. Therefore I’m not only giving away one course, but THREE courses! When you leave a comment, let me know if you would like to specifically win the course.

Now, speaking of $10, right now my Longing for Life video course is only $10 through Thursday, and even though you have a chance to win it, if you don’t want to miss the deal go ahead buy it now, and if you win, I’ll refund you! Easy peasy.

To get it for $10, click HERE and put in this coupon code: ten

To read more about the course, click HERE.

Okay, last but not least…

You know I’m going to go on and throw in my books!

Longing for Paris and Desperate!


For those trying to navigate the tension between their longings and their reality


For the mom who has ever whispered, “I just can’t be a mother today.”

There you have it, my favorite things of 2015!

The winner of the whole shebang is…. Brittany Osborne!!!! WOO HOO!!!!!!

The other two winner’s of the course are… Sarah Koontz and Sara Shultz! CONGRATS!

To Enter the Giveaway…

Just fill out the form below!

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Giveaway open to the continental US only. Giveaway ends Thursday at 9pm EST!

Love, SM

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  • Carissa

    Favorite things are so fun to give away. Love your books!

  • Jessica Jensen

    Fun! I keep hearing about the Root Collective. Would love to win a pair!

  • Jessica Lynn Nelson

    I would love to win a ticket to the Mom Heart Conference!

  • Kim

    I’m not entering the full giveaway because I’m about to have a baby and couldn’t attend the conference, but I would love to win the video course. I’ve been struggling for a while and could really use that!

  • Julie Haldeman

    Would love to win the ecourse….and the shirt!

  • Bethany Brown

    Wow! So many great things! I think I am most excited about the shoes, the ecourse or the candle…I just can’t decide (I would say MomHeart but I am already registered for Texas- can’t wait to hear you there!!!!)…so fun!

  • Sara Shults

    Would love to win the course! From one Sarah Mae to a Sara LaMae! 🙂

  • Sabra

    What wonderful gifts! Each would be a delight. I couldn’t go to the conference bit would love the video of your teaching. Well, anything would make my day. 😉

  • thefiveharts5

    Fun give away! I would say I would be most excited about the Shine shirt, candle, and your books….because I can use all three at the same time. lol ‘Choose a favorite’, she says. snort As if!

  • Stephanie Bishop

    Ummm…all of it!

  • Amy Boone

    I want those shoes!!

  • Kimberly

    These are great give aways!

  • Rust

    Love the shoes! thanks!

  • louwholindsay

    I’d love to go to the conference!

  • sarah

    I love the shoes!

  • Naomi Jones

    I would love to attend the Mom Heart conference as it is the last year and I cannot spend the money to do it on my own! That is so sweet you are giving it away.

  • Debbie Wenger

    I would love shoes from the Root Collective. It’s so hard to find good shoes and I’ve had my eye on that company because of what it stands for, for quite some time. 🙂 Love when you do your favorite things even if it wasn’t a giveaway–love seeing what you’re into!

  • Need Anap

    Wow, there’s so much here! 🙂

  • Mel

    Most excited to win your books. esp longing for paris

  • Kristin Smith

    Oh I LOVE the Root collective – have their purple flats!! But I have been wanting that Shine sweatshirt for months!!

  • amypugmire

    I’m most excited for the shoes!

  • Marcie Spivey

    The shoes from Root Collective!

  • mjeaustin

    Love those shoes (though they probably won’t fit my feet), the shirt and the books!

  • Amy Ivey

    Your class, of course! The shoes are a close second! 😉

  • Ashley

    I would love to go to the conference! And I’m going to have to check out those shoes–so cute!!

  • Samantha

    Love the shoes from the Root Collective and the sweatshirt is adorable.

  • hippie4ever

    Hmmm. Toss up between the candle and the book 🙂 Thank you!

  • Jolene

    I would so love to go to Mom Heart Conference 2016!

  • Felicia

    I would have to pick your favorite read aloud. I’m definitely going to check it out like you said even if I don’t win 😉 I’d love, love, love to go to the Mom Heart Conference too! Sally is amazing! Many Blessings 🙂

  • Becky Bo

    They all look like great prizes. I would love the book Longing for Paris, the shoes, candle, and shirts. 🙂

  • Lisa O.

    I LOVED The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane!! Couldn’t put it down! I would love any of these things! 🙂

  • Jessica K

    The conference tickets, the Mitford cookbook (LOVE MITFORD), YOUR books, the SHOES! ALL OF IT!!! 🙂

  • Aly H

    Wonderful giveaway!!!, but I’d love the shoes. A girl can never have too many shoes. 🙂

  • Emily June Allen

    Hoping to make it to Mom Heart in those fabulous shoes from Root Collective! Both are on my Christmas wish list!

  • april

    I think I’m most excited about Longing for Paris, followed closely by the shoes!

  • Rachel B

    It’s so hard to pick because I’d like any of these prizes, but I would probably choose the Mitford Cookbook! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • melodie

    What a great giveaway. Thank you! I can’t wait to hear you speak at momheart in dallas. I registered early.

  • nicole

    I would love to win the Longing for Life course, but everything else looks wonderful too.

  • Clarissa

    Books! I love books!

  • Sarah Koontz

    I would love to win the Longing for Life Course! I am a new reader of your site, and a fellow blogger and writer. It is so fun to soak up all the beautifully crafted content from other passionate writers!

  • TallulahJane

    I actually love the Shine shirt. I love to send out a positive message.

  • Denise Rodriquez

    I would love the ticket to the Mom Heart Conference!

  • Laura

    Mom heart conference!!!!! 🙂

  • Chelsey Roberts

    The mom heart conference ticket! And the clothes… Shoes… Books… I want it all haha! (I already bought the course!)

  • Ashley Pullen

    The mom heart conference ticket!! The shoes are fantastic, too. I already own both books, but would love to share the awesomeness with other mamas in my life!

  • Kathy34

    The Mom Heart Conference but also your books. Iv been wanting them:)

  • Bethany

    I want the Longing for Life course so I can drool over all the beautiful painted furniture in Logan’s house! Seriously, I need someone like her to decorate my house! And that cookbook looks incredible!

  • Amy Tucker

    Awesome giveaway! 🙂 It’s so hard to choose, but I think those gray striped shoes are just adorable! Those or the books – always love a good book! 🙂

  • melissa ferguson

    I’ve always wanted to try a woodwick candle, so that would be my first pick.

  • Lindsey Price

    This is an awesome giveaway! I would be excited to receive any/all of your favorite things.

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