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Join me in April for the #MarthaHomeMaryWay Challenge!


I have renewed hope for cleaning.

Do you know why? Do you want to know why? IT’S BECAUSE MY FRIDGE DIED (major bummer) SO WE HAD TO GET A NEW CLEAN ONE!

Did you catch that? CLEAN one. It’s clean. I DON’T HAVE TO CLEAN IT!

All of a sudden I feel like, “I can do this, I can clean my house, I can DO ANYTHING. Hear me ROAR!”



It’s so clean!!


And pretty!

This is just the beginning. Starting April 11th I am hosting the #MarthaHomeMaryWay challenge, and I so hope you will join me!


We will have fun! We will mop together! We will scrub the floors and do laundry and… I am totally overselling this cleaning thing but WHATEVER! The friends who clean together stay together. Or something like that. So…

Join me!

And let’s get our homes Spring cleaned!

Love and fairy maid wishes, Sarah Mae


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Make Over Your Year Course and Life-Coaching GIVEAWAY! (Launch Week)

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Today, in honor of the launch of my new book, Having a Martha Home the Mary Way, I’m giving away Money Saving Mom’s Make Over Your Year Course AND a life-coaching session with the AMAZING Carey Bailey! Read on!

Make Over Your Year

Make Over Your Year is a simple, effective 4-week, hands-on course to help you take your big dreams and ideas and turn them into realistic goals and a doable action plan.

This course is broken into 4 different weeks that build on each other. Here’s what you’ll learn over the 4-week period:

  • Why & how to decide your most important priorities in life
  • How to narrow your priorities down to specific focus areas
  • The 4 keys to creating goals that you’ll actually follow through with
  • How to give yourself grace—without falling off the bandwagon
  • The secrets to successful goal-setting — even when you have young children
  • How to break big goals down into bite-sized pieces & doable action plans
  • When & why you should delete a goal before you even set it
  • The 3 most important accountability sources for goal-setting
  • How to plan for the unexpected and what to do when it comes

Learn more about the course HERE! If you buy it, and you win, I’ll refund you! WOOT!


Discovering Your Mary & Martha Rhythms Package Giveaway


Life Coach, Carey Bailey will support you in looking at your day to day with fresh eyes. Discover how to effectively use the gaps in your day, create realistic to-do lists based on your values and work with your family to have a joy filled days. Be encouraged knowing that your value and worth rest in God’s love for you as His child.

I have used Carey’s services and she is THE REAL DEAL. She literally changed the trajectory of my life. I HIGHLY recommend her.

Also, get 20% off on any coaching package till 4/1/2016 by using the code: MARY&MARTHA. You can do that HERE!

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

Love, SM

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Cleaning Supplies for YOU! (Launch Week)


For those of you who have been around here for awhile know that I love me some Grove Collaborative (formerly ePantry).

I love them mostly because ever since I stared using them over a year ago, I have never once, NOT ONCE, run out of toilet paper. And you know when you run out of toilet paper and then kleenex and then…well, the point is, NO ONE WANTS TO RUN OUT OF TP. Espeically when you’re in the bathroom. “CAN SOMEONE FIND ME SOME TOILET PAPER?!”

For real though.

But with Grove Collaborative, a box shows up at my door every month, so I don’t have to even think about things like TP, paper towels, napkins, or cleaning supplies. It’s intuitive. And I love it.


I also love the smell of the Method almond wood cleaners. OH MY GOODNESS. So good. I just want to sniff my table all day.


Here are a few more reasons I use Grove Collaborative (GC):

All the Goods You Need

As I said above, having a box come right to your door is WONDERFUL. Another wonderful thing is GC doesn’t just have cleaning supplies but also every day toiletry items such as shampoo, razors, toothpaste, toothbrushes, feminine supplies, and more. I cannot tell you the relief I get knowing I will have boxes of all of these things show up when I need them without thinking about it.

If you don’t want to have to worry about any toiletry needs, you should give Grove Collaborative a try.

Save Some Dough

Okay, so here’s the thing, GC isn’t always cheaper depending on where you shop (often times it is though), BUT, in the long run you will most likely save money if you’re like me and go gang-busters when you do need supplies. You know how it is, you go in FOR JUST ONE THING (I’m looking at you, Target) and you come out with shoes? Yea, NOT SAVING MONEY!

If you want to save money by defaulting to GC to give you just what you need when you need it, you should give GC a try.

The Service is TOP NOTCH

I am so so so impressed with the people at GC. You guys, they are AMAZING. If you have ANY problems, they will help you, and they are kind and on it. If something doesn’t work out for you, they’ll take care of it. If you aren’t satisfied with your order, they’ll make it right or refund you. There are no fees for being a part of GC and you are always only charged for the products you buy.

If you want and appreciate good customer service, you should give GC a try.

Healthy Products

There are so many chemicals getting into our bodies every day and quite frankly, that freaks me out. I am pretty grounded person, but I really want to pay attention to what products I’m using in my home and on myself and my children. Are they safe? And in addition to caring about the people in my home, I want to know that I’m making kind choices when it comes to my stewardship of this beautiful world God has given into our care. At GC, they only offer products that are environmentally and child and pet safe.


Great News and a Giveaway!

First, the kind folks at GC have offered to give my readers FREE products when you decide to give them a try.

“I ordered from them and loved my box! It came really quick. Even had a hand written thank you note! Thank you for sharing about them and the deal you offered:) love the almond floor cleaner. I’m a customer for sure now!”

-Bonnie Schlappe

Specifically, when you sign up by spending $20 on cleaning supplies (they have oils too FYI), you get my favorite Method wood cleaners, the floor cleaner AND the surface cleaner, for FREE, along with FREE SHIPPING. No brainer here friends. Especially if you’re taking the 31 Days challenge in April (you are, aren’t you?!).

Here’s a suggested basket for you if you’re new to GC:



  • Method Dish Soap
  • Antiback Bathroom Cleaner
  • Toilet Cleaner (I actually love this stuff)
  • Mrs. Meyers Hand Soap (the basil is so good)
  • Mrs. Meyers Multi-Surface Cleaner
  • Method Wood Floor Cleaner (FREE)
  • Method Wood Surface Cleaner (FREE)

Total: $20.65 (FREE shipping)

To sign up and give it a go, just HEAD HERE and begin the 2 minute process. BONUS! Grove Collaborative is giving away my book randomly to people who sign up! How fun is that?! So get on it! 🙂

Now for the giveaway!

One of you is going to with a caddy filled with all the products listed above!!!! All those pictures of products you see in my post – YOURS! Thank you GC!

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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This giveaway is to celebrate the launch of my new book, Having a Martha Home the Mary Way!

You can get the book at My shop, Amazon (ignore the ship date, people are getting them much sooner), B & N, or everywhere books are sold! Get the companion journal HERE.

I also have gifts for you! See them HERE!

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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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For All the Type-B Homemakers Out There (No more making your bed with this giveaway)


To all the Type-B homemakers out there, I wrote a book for you. (Type-A-ers, hang with me, I’ve heard that some of you like the books as well for the Mary aspect).

First thing you should know friends is that this isn’t a cleaning book. I mean, it is, but that’s not the heart of it.

The heart is that all of you would know you are loved, regardless of your homemaking abilities (or lack thereof). It’s a book about freedom and love and keeping on, knowing we are being gently molded into maturity and Christlikeness by our gentle Father. Are there cleaning challenges? Yes. But they are nothing new! The goal with the cleaning challenges is that you would do them with a friend, or friends, and have fun with them. There are also Mary challenges, heart questions and scripture to help you draw closer to the One who made you who you are, and who loves you so incredibly.

If you struggle with keeping your home clean, this is the book for you. And I’ll be right there with you cleaning alongside you. Want to join in? Get the book here for under $10. We kick off a cleaning challenge on April 11th.


Now, I have something very special for you today.

The most Type-B thing you could ever have is a bed you don’t actually have to make. (Tweet that)

I mean, a bed that looks made but you didn’t have to make it, but it’s made? ALL THE FEELS FOR THAT.

Which brings me to my giveaway for today:

A $200 Beddy’s gift card!

What is Beddy’s? 

Beddy’s is an amazing shop created by moms who discovered how to make beautiful, comfortable bedding sets that zip up, but that look like regularly made beds! GENIUS.

Beddy’s motto? Zip your bed in 10 seconds or less. YES PLEASE. Now, before I go any further with this post, please take a minute and go to this post by Ann Voskamp: 6 Ways to Speed Clean to a Clean Enough House. It’s so so good, AND she shares her love for Beddy’s. Head HERE to check out all of the Beddy’s bedding sets.

Here are just some of the Beddy’s choices:

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Learn more about Beddy’s here:

Can’t see the video? Click here.

Enter to Win the $200 Beddy’s Gift Card!

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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Good “luck!”

Your Type-B homemaking friend, Sarah Mae


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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