Tuesday, 4 August 2015

ITS LAUNCH WEEK!!!! (And a wee giveaway!!!!!)

I am SO excited!! Today is the official launch day of Sarah Mae's new book 'Longing for Paris'. This is a very big thing for me because I was so privileged to be on the launch team and helping promote her book.
Well... I wanted to share my story with you, as to why I am so obsessed with this book and why I think it is literally the bees knees!!
A year or so ago I wrote a blog post in a super secret blog and I really wanted to use it to change my life. Around the same time I was allowed to join a super secret Facebook group to help me do the same thing, but more about that later!! The first post went like this...
I wanted my life to change but I had no idea how to do it. It goes on...

Oh boy... have you seen the film or read the book? I felt like this so many times, but I love my husband and kids too much to actually leave... but I felt as if everything I was doing was crap - I wasn't good at housekeeping, cooking, cleaning, being a wife, a mum, a friend, a work-mate... Nothing was how I wanted it to be. And I wasn't going to be able to take a year off and travel the world to 'find myself' like she did in the book...
And then there was this...

I wanted to live God's plan for my life - and I was betting it wasn't to just survive each day and get by. I wanted the fullness of life that we are promised and the unspeakable joy that won't go away!
I struggled with this, and read many books and went to lots of wonderful conferences, but NOTHING answers my questions like Sarah Mae's book.
On the book's special website - http://longingforparis.com/ - you can read the first chapter for free as well as find out why she wrote it.
In Longing for Paris, Sarah Mae will help you:
  • Embrace your longings and dreams by having a Biblical understanding of them
  • Adventure with your kids in the everyday (no big trips or lengthy planning required)
  • See romance in a whole new light that doesn’t require flowers or jewellery
  • Savour your life without leaving your own backyard
For me it helped me to look at my life and cherish each part. Yes there are a lot of things that I don't do well... YET... but I have so many blessings, so many opportunities for mini-adventures with my boys and I understood that my dreams are important.

I really do recommend that you get this - you won't regret it. And to help you out we're having a GIVEAWAY this week!!

I have a copy of 'Longing for Paris' and I want to give it to you, so all you have to do is comment on my blog or my facebook page - and tell me some of the mini-adventures you have in the midst of your everyday life. It could be grabbing a croissant with a friend in the middle of a busy day, taking your child for a milkshake after everyone else has gone to bed, or just do something unexpected and enjoy your life right now!

Feel free to include pictures if you want!! I'd love to bless one of you with this book so there is no limit to the number of mini-adventures you can share or times you comment!
Enjoy the challenge!!!

The winner will be picked on Saturday night at 8ish...So get entering!!!


  1. Sounds like a great read. Mini adventures sound good, something I need to work on & get over my need to plan in advance and become a bit more spontaneous. I love taking them on unexpected beach trips, and a surprise garden BBQ, that's always a big hit.
    Dawn MacKenzie

  2. Would love this book!
    Our mini adventure was playing tennis last week ... Extra special adventure because..... I PLAYED instead of watching!!!