All the Details on the Own Your Life Book Club, Plus a FREE Webcast with Sally Clarkson and Friends!


It’s a brand new year with no mistakes in it!

I love that. I love fresh starts and blank pages. Oh I know I’ll blot things up real quick, but that’s okay, I’m still thankful for beginnings. So some things…

I’m going to start to blogging again. Look at that, I’m doing it right now. And I’m glad for it, because although I LOVED my year off, I am looking forward to hanging out with you all again. I’m planning on writing a post on Monday all about my year off, but today I want to share with you all the deets to this months book club (all these details are here as well).

All the Deets!

What is the book?

Own Your Life: Living with Deep Intention, Bold Faith, and Generous Love, by Sally Clarkson

This book makes the most perfect sense to read together because not only is it the NEW book by my dear friend and mentor, but it’s a great way to begin the new year! Sally has taught me so much about what it means to own my life, and I can’t wait to share those things with you as we read this book together! Speaking of telling you what I’ve learned, you must tune in TUESDAY NIGHT at 9pm EST for a FREE webcast with Sally, me, Crystal Paine, and Angela Perritt as we ALL talk about owning our lives in 2015.

Get all the info on the webcast and to register (for free) HERE!

Where can I get the book? 

You can get Own Your Life from your local bookstore on or after January 6th), or these (and other) online retailers:

Amazon     Barnes & Noble     Books-a-Million

When is the club?

We will be reading Own Your Life from January 12th – January 30th

When will you post about the book?

I will write posts about the week’s reading on Fridays (the 16th, 23rd, and 30th).

How will we talk about the book?

The comment section!

More Book Specifics:

There are 17 Chapters (18 when you count The Beginning) in Own Your Life. We will be reading a chapter a day, which is about 6 pages a day. (If you feel like this is too fast-paced for you, no problem, the The Better Mom is also hosting an Own Your Life book club but it  is much slower-paced. Just head HERE.)


By Friday the 16th I’ll be writing about The Beginning and Chapters 1 thru 3

By Friday the 23rd I’ll be writing about Chapters 4 thru 10

By Friday the 30th I’ll be writing about Chapters 11-17

Format of the Posts:

For each Friday that I’ll be writing I’ll include my overall thoughts on the chapters read, what stood out to me, wisdom gems (quotes), and how I intend to apply what I’m learning to my life. I would love it if you would follow this format in the comment section, but of course you do not have to!

Here’s to a great book club!

Oh, and if you’re participating, feel free to use the hashtag #ownyourlifebookclub to let others know you’ve joined and to chat about the book if you just can’t wait until Fridays!

Stay up-to-date on all book club news by signing up below!

This newsletter is specifically for book club updates and will only contain book club news. It is separate from The Sisterhood Circle and from blog posts that you have sent to your inbox.

Love, SM

Print this!

Stay Connected with Sarah Mae

Would you like to receive Sarah Mae's articles to your inbox? Just enter your email below:

The Type-B Homeschool Planner + Chevron Scarf Giveaway!

SS_Logo jpg

Today I have a great giveaway for you in celebration of the release of The Type-B Homeschool Planner!

The sponsor of the planner is the wonderful Sorta Southern Boutique, a sweet little shop that offers “a little something extra for your fun and funky side!” I personally like them because I have a little bit of my heart in the South, seeing as that’s where I spent a few years of my life (Georgia) and where I met my husband (Tennessee). And Paige, the owner of Sorta Southern, is so friendly and welcoming; she has that Southern hospitality thing down saying, “Pull up a chair, have some sweet tea, and stay awhile. Sorta Southern Boutique is a place where you’ll find fun clothing and accessories to match!”

I love Southerners.

In the planner, you will find a coupon code for 50% off the Sorta Southern Boutique!

Today, you have the opportunity to win not only a copy of The Type-B Homeschool Planner, but one of these lovely scarves (yes, you want to look cute while you’re homeschooling!):

FOUR winners!

chevron collage

“Sorta Southern Boutique is a proud sponsor of Sarah Mae! This adorable online boutique is giving away a prize to FOUR lucky readers! Visit their website to check out all the other accessories and gift items available to you.” -Paige Yelle


If you purchase the planner and then win the planner, you will get a full-refund!

The Spiral-bound physical book: $24.99

30-Day Money-Back Guarantee*!

PDF: $9.99

Add to Cart


Enter the Giveaway

To enter the giveaway, just fill out the form below! Good “luck”!

Up for grabs is one spiral-bound planner and four scarves. This giveaway is open to U.S. only. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Love, Sarah Mae

P.S. Tomorrow I’m giving away school supplies…

Affiliate links are used in this post.

Print this!

Stay Connected with Sarah Mae

Would you like to receive Sarah Mae's articles to your inbox? Just enter your email below:

Lamplighter Theatre Dramas are only $10!!! Two days only!


Oh my goodness.

We love, love, love Lamplighter Theatre Dramas, but I always have to wait awhile and save up before I can afford them, as they are around $35 each. You can imagine my delight when I got an email letting me know that ALL the audio downloads of Lamplighter Theatre Dramas are only $10 for the next two days.


I cannot recommend these dramas enough. They are fantastic stories full of character building lessons. We use them in the car, while my kiddos are coloring, and at night as they fall asleep. My children love them.

Our favorites are Sir Malcolm and the Missing Prince and The Hedge of Thorns.

Today I purchased Teddy’s Button.

Lamplighter Theatre helps to fulfill the mission of Lamplighter by bringing redemptive hope to the world through dramatic audio…With the talent of world-renowned actors, writers, directors, music composers, and sound engineers, Lamplighter Theatre creatively brings redemptive hope to broken lives, and compels its listeners to live life skillfully and sacrificially for the benefit of others.”

Check out the dramas HERE! Enjoy!

Love, Sarah Mae

P.S. DaySpring is having their after Christmas sale – 75% off. You can check that out HERE.

DaySrping affiliate links are used in this post.

Print this!

Stay Connected with Sarah Mae

Would you like to receive Sarah Mae's articles to your inbox? Just enter your email below:

A Book Update, Christmas Gift Ideas, and a Giveaway!

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


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. ;)

I’m letting you know where I’m at with it because even though I said I wasn’t going  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

Screen Shot 2013-12-17 at 7.35.25 PM

We LOVE 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

Screen Shot 2013-12-17 at 7.38.13 PM

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 us  through the next couple of years of a more natural approach of  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, GO HERE.

Screen Shot 2013-12-17 at 8.08.24 PM

Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe

Desperate 3Dcropped

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”!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Love, Sarah Mae

Print this!

Stay Connected with Sarah Mae

Would you like to receive Sarah Mae's articles to your inbox? Just enter your email below: