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31 Days to a Satisfied Soul Journal PLUS a FashionABLE Leather Tote for YOU (Launch Week)


Ooooh, look at that cute tote…


BOOM! My new journal!

Tote and journal together? YES PLEASE!



I have such a fun giveaway for you today in honor of the launch of my new book, Having a Martha Home the Mary Way: 31 Days to a Clean Home and a Satisfied Soul! First, did you take a good look at those pictures up there? I know! Isn’t that bag so beautiful?! Yes, yes it is. That bag is the Mamuye Leather Tote from a wonderful company called, FashionABLE.

FASHIONABLE empowers and employs women at risk.

FASHIONABLE started when Barrett Ward (CEO at FASHIONABLE) was living in Ethiopia and met women coming out of the commercial sex industry who wanted jobs. Now FASHIONABLE works globally with women coming from many different backgrounds, all looking for opportunity.

“The question is often asked “how much money goes to the women?”.  This is a question that assumes we are a charitable model that gives either money or items away, like clothes or shoes.  This is actually a stigma of social companies that we want to break. We believe that serious, long-term solutions to poverty lie in creating jobs, not in giving more away. Again, that is not what we do. We do trade with companies in Africa and our role is to hold those companies accountable to fair employment practices, and to help embolden those companies that are doing good work.”

You can read all about FASHIONABLE by going HERE. And while you’re there, check out their beautiful products. Here are some of my favorites (other than the Mamuye tote, which is THE fave):

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Not only is FASHIONABLE giveaway their beautiful Mamuye tote to one of YOU, I am also giving away a paperback copy of 31 Days to a Satisfied Soul Journal!





This journal is a companion to Having a Martha Home the Mary Way, and it’s for those who are longing to go deeper into the heart of what I call, “The Mary Way”. Spend 31 days leaning in and resting in the One who satisfies our souls completely. Based on Mary of Bethany’s interactions with Jesus, 31 Days to a Satisfied Soul takes you deeper into the heart of God by offering four daily components: Receive, Reflect, Pray, and Remember. Receive what God has for you through Scripture, reflect on what might be hindering you to find soul satisfaction, pray God’s Word and will into your life, and remember a key thought to hold close. You can find it on Amazon HERE.

Enter to Win The Mamuye Tote and Journal Giveaway!

Just fill out the form below! WOOT! Open to the U.S. only. This giveaway ends on March 19th, 2016, at 11:59pm EDT.

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Love and maid wishes, Sarah Mae

P.S. I’m over at Ann Voskamp’s blog today with this: “the best secret about housekeeping: what every one who has a home needs to know.”


When you buy the book and the journal, you get my Longing for Life eCourse for FREE! Just email your receipt to sarahmaewrites (at) gmail (dot) com.

Buy the book HERE. Get the journal HERE.

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  • Sara

    I like the saddlebag and all of their scarves!

  • Jennifer D.

    I love it all!!

  • Jody Greetham

    This bag is gorgeous, I love it!! Love the rings too!

  • MarkandKim Newhouse

    Beautiful products and great concept at FashionABLE!

  • Jill Burrows

    I love the new colors of the tote! And the jewelry! Seriously it’d be easier for me to just tell you what I don’t like….. {insert chirpy crickets here…. 🙂 }

  • Lisa Sasseen

    Yay! Another contest to celebrate your great book!

  • allsimpleblessings

    Looking forward to reading your new book!!! Lovely bag!

  • Julie Reese

    I love the bag!

  • Devin

    Both of the best! Thank you!

  • Christie Friestad

    I’m really liking their leather bags, especially the Albera Crossbody and the Mamuye tote.

  • Susan

    Love that tote! Can’t wait to read the book!

  • Jen

    I love it all….Looking forward to your book!

  • Jennifer Creech

    I love that bag! Excited to read your new book.

  • Candice Helmick McGarvey

    What a lovely giveaway! I can’t wait to dig into your book.

  • Melissa

    Love all of the colors for the tote! The jewelry is all pretty too!

  • Amy

    It’s hard to choose a favorite! Love that tote, though!

  • Kari Snellbaker

    I love the jewelry but having littles and expecting another one soon kind of rules out wearing anything that is shiny. The tote though that you’re giving away looks like it would be a site cute diaper bag when Baby Girl makes her arrival!

  • Hannah Mallery

    I’ve gotta say, I love the tote, but maybe in green! I’d love to win this giveaway because my copy of Having a Martha Home the Mary Way is on order, and having the companion journal would be awesome!

  • Katie Fischer

    I love the tote! Their scarves are super cute as well!!

  • Kristal Woods

    I love the Tirhas Saddlebag! and teh Mayume bag in Pewter. SO pretty! <3

  • marissa Dodgen

    I was excited when I saw this on Instagram & I just thought it was the journal. But to get the bag too, that would be amazing.

  • Sarah Esh

    I am a long time fan of fashionABLE and even own a bag from them. I love their new line of jewelry and would love to own a piece or two. What a wonderful giveaway. Congratulations on the book!

  • Dominique

    I love the Firike small pouch! It’d be really cute for a date night out on the town 🙂

  • Sarah

    They say a girl with a new tote, new journal and her Bible can feel a lot better right? I’ve been battling the flu and it’s been rough go.

    My great grandmothers name is Mae for short and full name is Mable. My name is Sarah. My husband and I have always said we’d love the new Sarah Mae or Emma Mae. Tell your momma, great name choice by the way. 🙂

  • Laurel Bennett Byers

    Beautiful tote!

  • Mindi Colon

    FashionABLE has such pretty things! I like the purses and pillow covers.

  • Bethany Brown

    That tote has been one on my wish list for a while! I love it and FasionABLE’s mission!!!

  • nataliew_06

    Your writing has been so encouraging to me. Thank you for sharing your heart with us.

  • MissMyTripod

    This is the first I’ve heard of this book! (From Kristen Welch’s blog). It and the journal sound ideal. I need to get them.

    • MissMyTripod

      Oops….the Mamuye tote is my favorite. I’ve seen them before and adore them.

  • Wendy Garner

    Beautiful tote; would love the journal! 🙂

  • Keri

    I love their ring sets!! They have some cute stuff!

  • Brandi Wristen Schattle

    I’m loving that tote and the Teal necklace. So simple and beautiful

  • SHAWNA Heidenreich

    Love the totes! Thanks Sarah Mae…ready for some spring cleaning!

  • Amy Ivey

    You are SO sweet! Can’t wait to read your book. Congrats!!! <3 Just stopped by FASHIONable. Love their leather bags and their tiny tag necklace. Thanks for sharing!!!

  • Nicole Mehl

    Love this tote! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Valorie MacDonald

    At present, my bedroom. Partly because I can just close the door on it all, and partly just….neglectful :/
    Anyway I’m just not that natural Suzy Homemaker type in general…This project of yours, especially your vulnerability is SO refreshing and encouraging to me!! <3

  • Liz

    Love the tote from such a wonderful company!

  • bethany f Cain

    the tote is lovely!

  • Nicole

    I LOVE Fashionable! I have been wanting one of their pieces forever now! That tote is amazing – I would definitely pick that one!

  • Tiffani Anderson

    I really love the Tirhas saddlebag.

  • Rhonda Faus

    Nice tote, great size!

  • CK

    I love this tote…and so need that journal!

  • Bonnie M

    The totes are beautiful!

  • Kelly Orozco

    What a beautiful bag!!!! If I don’t win I am still ordering the journal 🙂

  • Emily

    I really like the tote! It’s really sweet!

  • Katheryn

    What a beautiful giveaway! Love the bag and the book would be awesome as well.

  • Mary Crovv

    What a cute tote! I also like the ABLE ring. What a great reminder, that with Christ, I am ABLE to do what He calls me to do.

  • Emily

    Love the leather totes!!

  • Meg

    Super cute

  • Christy

    I love FashionABLE! I keep eyeing the Tirhas saddlebag and the navy/gold game day scarf (Go Irish!) And I love their jewelry! Wear my stacking rings all the time!

  • Milk+HoneyCounseling

    love the mossy green tote & the arrow necklace!

  • Megan Cawley

    Ever since I saw Annie Downs post about this exact tote, I have been drooling over it. It needs to be in my closet, ASAP!!

  • Debbie Forrest Byrd

    I have the very first scarf they ever made! I love the drawstring bags! I’ve been wanting one for months!

  • Marty Larson

    I am in love with this tote bag. The size, the colors – fabulous. I love tote bags in general and am always looking for the next one.

  • http://www.mewiththethree.com/ meg – me with the three

    I’ve been eyeing that tote!!!

  • Jessica Higginbotham

    Love this!! So looking forward to your book, too!

  • Kate McDonald

    The mamuye tote is amazing

  • Stephanie Hardenbrook

    I love the simplicity of the fashion. Easy lines, not too flashy. Love the Book! Congrats on the relaunch! I read the original ebook and loved it. Can’t wait to get my mitts on the new one!

  • Liesl

    The tote is beautiful, especially with all the color choices. I also love the pillow covers. Thanks for another great giveaway!

  • Amy

    The tote is my favorite!!

  • Kerri

    Tote looks so cute and useful.

  • Mary Beth Kengla

    Looks bc foward to your new book! And the tote is pretty cute!!

  • Megan

    I love the Ring Bar!! Especially the midi V ring. I’ve been ogling dainty ring stacks for a few years now. Love!!

  • Rebecca

    Oh my gracious! I don’t think I could pick a favorite!!

  • tera

    Wow….what a beautiful tote, and a wonderful company….definitely going to book mark them to remember.

  • Jill

    The scarf and earrings and pillows and backpack. I picked one thing. I just did it four times. Overkill? Nah. Truth. 🙂

  • becky

    Love it all but especially the tote you are giving away!!

  • Michele

    The tote and that leather clutch are gorgeous!!!

  • Morgan Bieber

    I love all their leather! I have been using their clutch and wallet and LOVE them!

  • Jennifer ‘Sparling’ Spena

    What a neat company and beautiful bag!!

  • katie

    The tote! The tote!!!! Have been looking for something just like that…. Hard to find in my price range!

  • http://ahavenofchaos.com/ Sarah Centeno

    The tote is awesome! The laptop case they sell is also super nice!

  • Darcey

    I love the handbags and some of the simple necklaces. So pretty!!

  • Leah Saloga White

    So hard to pick, love their things! The Mamuye Tote and the Tadesse Bucket Bag I think are my favorites!

  • Sheryl Corley

    I love the size of the tote! I always have so much I’m carrying around, and my daughters ladybug backpack is not always as fashionable as I’d hope… 🙂

  • April

    I love the Sedona Necklane! Would look pretty with that tote. 🙂

  • Catherine Brown

    I love the tote!Love the color.

  • Shannon Glenn Hall

    Love the tote!!

  • Misty Ohnemus

    Such a cool giveaway! And I think I need to buy this book!

  • Joellen

    I like many things, including the crossbody tote, able scarf, and game day scarves.

  • Suzanne

    I like the passport wallet and the Rekik laptop case.

  • Megan L.

    I adore that tote, especially in the darker brown color! It looks classic! Love this giveaway!

  • Sam

    I love the tote, the hammered chevron necklace, and the wave ring!

  • Women Abiding

    I love the Wave Ring 🙂 But it was a hard choice… they have lovely items!

  • http://onmamaslap.blogspot.com On Mama’s Lap

    I adore the tote, although I love what fashionable is doing even more.

  • luv2teek

    I like the tote and the laptop case…the scarves are pretty too.

  • Kyra

    It’s all beautiful. Such a good cause, and serving a great need.

  • Lalybro

    The tote is beautiful and so is the journal. Well done!

  • http://www.talesofthevidaloca.wordpress.com Kaylee Vida

    I love the saddlebag! I also really like some of the jewelry and scarves. But that saddlebag looks like a great everyday purse for me that would hold up fir a long time!!!

  • Gail Harris

    I just ordered the book and journal yesterday! So excited to read this! Thank you for an amazing giveaway. I would love to share with a friend if I win!

  • http://miathereader.com/ MiaTheReader

    I love the leather totes! I think one of them is going on my birthday wish list this year…thank you for your work to support merchants that are about more than just money.

  • http://lauriesnotions.blogspot.com/ Laurie Byrne

    I love the saddlebag!

  • Beckster1024

    I love what Fashionable is doing and I love the leather tote! Gorgeous! Especially love the colors!

  • Kimberly Carey

    Love that tote!!!

  • Elizabeth Burnham

    What a gorgeous website and awesome mission. Love everything!

  • April

    The jewelry is so simple yet so unique! They have great products!

  • Melissa Atkinson

    Beautiful tote, and I am excited to see the journal

  • Katrina Morgan

    Would love the tote..the books..What a blessing!

  • Sheri P

    By far my favorite is the Mamuye tote in olive green!
    Just beautiful can just feel the softness of the leather.

  • Katrina Morgan

    LOVE the tote! Specially since I am always looking for a new Bible bag..my old one has holes..

  • Lesia

    Cute tote and cute photos!

  • Tamara

    Love the purse and the jewelry!

  • Mary Kay

    That tote is super cute. 🙂

  • Natalie Cone

    I’ve never heard of FashionABLE. Beautiful mission, and gorgeous tote.

  • Angie

    These are beautiful!!! Really love your writing!!!

  • Angela

    I love the scarf and pillow covers. They have so much to choose from!

  • Jennifer

    I am eagerly awaiting the chance to buy this book and journal!!! (Winning would be a blessing, but I an going to find a way either way! <3 ) I truly feel that I need this right now….my health and circumstances have caused a downward spiral with housework as well. I have the desire and motivation, but the time, energy and strength seem to lack, and no matter how hard I try, I can't catch up let alone keep up. Praying for change and healing, and I think this encouraging set would make a difference as I continue to try to win this battle. <3

  • http://throughwildabandon.blogspot.com/ Diane

    I really like how part of your giveaway is from a great organization. What a neat way to spotlight them, as well as you’re super needed book.

  • Barbara Standridge Davis

    I love the Mamuye Tote in the dark red color.

  • Stephanie

    Love the tote!

  • http://www.tracesoffaith.com/ Traci Rhoades

    Ahhh leather! I wish the screen was scratch and sniff. Beautiful items! Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Becky Holmes

    I still absolutely love the tote! Such a great size with raw, natural elements and I love the company 🙂 <3

  • mjeaustin

    I love all the turquoise jewelry, especially the Sedona necklace and Santa Fe line.

  • Jessica Peters

    Well…I have a new favorite site to obsess over! There is not much I don’t like! What a great company!

  • Jill Potts Jones

    LOVE THIS! I’ve got the book. Can’t wait to read it!

  • Erin

    I love the table linens! (and everything else too)

  • Alicia M

    I really love that tote! I need to get a new purse and at this stage in life, I need something big enough to hold all my stuff plus kids stuff, so it’s perfect!

  • Beth

    Searching for something. Not even sure what.

  • Gpaulling

    I love the green Mamuye!

  • Tina Johnson

    Love your blog! Never heard of FashionAble. Thanks for the introduction! I love their totes…my new obssession. I also like their jewelry and home goods.

  • Crystal Towery Scott

    Love the tote. Can’t wait to read the book.

  • Sarah Whitworth

    Thanks for the intro to FashionAble. I love this tote! Can’t wait to read the book!

  • Lillian

    Love basically everything at FashinABle. Love, love the tote. Great stuff!!

  • MamaBethy

    I love that tote, and the journal! It would be the perfect combo to take a walk and muse on the Lord’s purpose for my day and plan what to get done. I hope I win!!! Thanks for opportunity!

  • Tracy McGee

    The tote is by far my favorite thing!!!!!

  • Cheyenne Bigelow

    I love the circle pendant necklace

  • Lisa White

    Love the Tirhas Saddlebag… and just about every other bag at FashionABLE’s site! Plus the Journal?! Yes, please!

  • carmenhershberger

    can I have one of everything?? Beautiful things and great cause!

  • http://www.minimooremusings.blogspot.com/ Kelli Moore

    I am for any company that helps women escape the sex trade industry. What a powerful tool to change the world we live in. And the tote and the purses are just gorgeous!

  • HowSweetDesigns

    I love the crossbody leather tote! So cute!

  • Shay

    I am in love with the tote! I looked for the rings that are shown on this post because they are super cute too but couldn’t find them. I would love to purchase some cute rings

  • Rachelle

    Love the bag and cannot wait to read the entire book!

  • Rene

    I love any and every tote ever made and this one especially!

  • Kristi

    Love the tote! Thank you for the chance to win this and your lovely book.

  • Corena Hall

    Love the Jesus love in action with the concept of this store. Love the rings, totes, Mehari blanket, rosary chains.

  • Jacquie A

    Everything looks lovely!

  • Anamaria Micu

    Love the jewelry, especially the druzy and Santa Fe ring and the saddlebag purse. Glad I stumbled across this gem of a shop…beautiful things!

  • Leah

    Thanks for making us aware of Fashionable. I really like the brown totes.

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  • Crystal

    I love the mamuye tote and the jewelry!!

  • Monica H

    I need these two things in my life!!

  • Stephanie G

    Thank you for sharing! God Bless:)

  • Jennifer

    I love that tote. I’m afraid to look at the rest of the website, because I cannot afford a big shopping spree right now!

  • Joy Daugherty

    I like all the leather bags, AberA crossbody

  • Jenna

    I’m drooling over that tote! It looks like it can carry a lot…and would make a fabulous diaper bag!

  • http://www.MuchCreative.com Emegren @MuchCreative

    I love the saddlebag and the mamuye. they look so soft.

  • Amy B

    I love the oda throw blanket! Looks so soft

  • Amber

    I’m sorry, their scarves all too awesome for me to pick just ONE favorite! but if I were pressed to do so, I’d have to say the ABLE just rocks.

  • Kristin

    My favorite thing is this tote. I’ve seen it around the internet and every time I see it, I wish it was mine! 🙂

  • Sharon Sandahl

    Love the new book, the journal, and the tote. I ordered 5 copies to give away to family, and would love to have another copy of the journal for a daughter in law. 🙂 Thank You Sarah!

  • momofsbandeg

    I Love the tote.

  • Leah

    I think my favorite thing is the tote you’re giving away!

  • Laura

    I especially love the jewelry! Thanks for sharing!

  • Alisa

    I love that tote!

  • Rebecca Soule

    The jewelry is so beautiful and unique!!

  • Kathy34

    Miles Handbags look awesome……

  • Crystal E

    Love that tote!!!

  • Misty D

    That tote is so beautiful 🙂

  • Christian Gilman Peterson

    Love the Luna Ring – beautiful color

  • Sarah

    My favorite is that tote!

  • Becky Shepard Burns

    I shared with my daughter. The oldest of ten children. I love the tote and book.

  • J

    I have a necklace and I NEED the tote to go with it! Actually I’m more excited about the book… I love the thought of this book!

  • kristinemcguire

    Love the tote and the journal looks lovely. 😀

  • L Owens

    I like the clutch. Would be a nice date night purse.

  • http://www.morningmotivatedmom.com Emily

    There are many great products. But the Mamuye is my fav. 🙂

  • Jennifer Johnson Brown

    I love the Heta Wallet and obviously everyone else does too b/c it’s out of stock 🙂

  • Monica

    Oh that tote is lovely! The laptop case is also calling my name. I’m always looking for responsibly made clothes and accessories, so this is perfect!

  • Sharon

    I’ve actually had my eye on that tote!!

  • Sarah D.

    I’ve had all of the heart eyes for the Mamuye tote since they first launched it! My husband loves the Kalkidan wallet I got him. I would love to get the Eyerusalem passport wallet some day. And I love the FashionABLE scarves I own!

  • Courtney Lorenz

    I have been drooling over that very tote for MONTHS! I would LOVE to win it!!

  • Rachel Torcasso

    I so hope to win!

  • Rachel Torcasso

    I’d love a customizable piece of jewelry, with my two boys’ names on it

  • Amanda Peregoy

    I love the tote, and everything that FashionABLE stands for. I have been looking for a tote like that, but having one from a company that stands for something and makes a difference is even better!

  • Krystle Porter

    the mamuye tote is my favorite! but I love it all!!

  • Shannon Pastore

    Thanks Sarah for the chance! I really appreciate it!!

  • Sarah Painter

    the Lord has been putting so many things in my path about slowing down and focusing on what He wants. I think your book and journal are perfectly timed! A gorgeous bag to carry them in would be quite the bonus!!

    I just finished watching Poverty Inc and I am thrilled by this company and their vision!!! It is all great to me but the best part is the vision.

  • Amber Lo

    Such a pretty, versatile tote!

  • Tiph

    That tote is amazing!

  • Rachel E

    I appreciate everything about fashionAble. Thank you for connecting me with such a wonderful way to give.

  • Terri

    What a great way to help women and enjoy some beautiful products! Thanks for sharing!

  • Marissa

    Thanks so much! What an awesome gift for someone!!

  • MomsBandB

    Love the bag!

  • Samantha

    Thank you so much for this giveaway opportunity! The Druzy Earrings from FashionABLE are simply beautiful!

  • BobbeyM

    Absolutely gorgeous tote! My favorite is the teal lace necklace. I have a dozen tops it’d pair beautifully with.

  • Julie

    Gorgeous bag!

  • Jennifer Wilson Millett

    Love the ring bar and the tote and the necklaces and the scarves and all the things. 🙂

  • Melissa

    I love the tote and laptop case.

  • Elisabeth Ward Butts

    Would love to win this the book sounds great and love the tote!!

  • Heather W

    The party boxes are pretty cool. I might actually feel up to hosting a non kid party with one. 🙂

  • Mary Tullila

    Very nice stuff!

  • Cresha Briscoe

    I really like the Oda blanket and of course the lovely tote. Above all it is awesome knowing that they are partnering with businesses providing gainful employment to women! What a wonderful way to empower these women and giving them the ability to provide for their families.

  • Suzi

    That bag is amazing and so is that necklace. Swoon!

  • Darcy

    I think the Zemen Carryall is absolutely beautiful!

  • Gentry Vaughn

    Love the jewelry you can personalize! The tote is adorable too!

  • Kris

    That tote is beautiful. I wonder if I can use to it as diaper bag for the summer?

  • Lori Corby Wolfe

    I’ve seen the tote and the journal in person–MUST HAVES!!! ♥

  • nenya

    Looks fabulous!

  • Erin B

    Love the bag!!!!

  • Megan

    Love this tote!

  • Amy S.

    That leather tote is just gorgeous! Everything is beautiful, but that is my favorite! And I love all the colors!!!

  • Erin

    I love the black tote! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  • Rachel B

    So hard to choose a favorite item, but this tote is calling my name! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • LR Owen

    Love all the purses..

  • MaryJo Swann

    So exciting!! Thank you Sarah Mae!

  • kathrynexpectanthearts

    THat tote is beautiful and my daughter would love that cheveron necklace!

  • Lynne B

    We could use a few dozen of the Gashu Cord Tacos!

  • BeautifulCalling

    I love that brown tote1

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  • Rust

    I love the tote you featured and also the

    Meles Leather Handbag!

  • http://www.inamirrordimly.net Shannon McKee

    That bucket bag sure it cute!

  • Oh hey Jude

    Way cool! And their earrings are gorgeous too.

    That tote! The book. This would be such a blessing. *fingers crossed*

  • Vanessa Jones

    The FashionAble products are beautiful! I think maybe the Zemen bag…but there are a couple others including the tote in grey that are also catching my attention. I’m so glad you are sharing about this company as I’ve been looking at leather bags for a bit.

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