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Welcome, friend! Relax & rest awhile, if you please. I'm an ordinary girl, a follower of Christ, mama to Gabriel, & wife to Evan. Here in this little space of the online world, I share all manner of bookish things, including full content reviews, writerly snippets, encouragement for everyday life, and a whole collection of names & their meanings.

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Welcome, September! (Already??)

Hello, and welcome to my blog!  If this is your first visit, I hope it won't be your last!

What is Sarah, Plain & Average?
If I could describe my desire for this little blog, it would be to serve as an encouragement to girls and young ladies of all ages -- be that in inspirational posts and mini devotions or open-hearted articles of faith and struggles.

I want to share new and amazing books that I've discovered through my [rather] thorough book reviews and spotlights.

And I wish to share my journey as an aspiring writer with tips, writing prompts, and fun and/or intriguing snippets from my own works-in-progress.

With all that said, here's a question:  
What do you, as a blog reader, enjoy reading the most?
  1. Every day happenings in the blogger(s)'s life?  Posts about their job(s), family, etc?
  2. Writing Tips & Exercises?
  3. Character spotlights, and/or posts featuring anything to do with the blogger(s)'s current WIP?
  4. Snippets?
  5. Story prompts?
  6. Book reviews?
Are you more prone to skip posts that seem unbelievably long? (Yes, we are all guilty of doing that!)  Honestly, what do you think?


Also, on a super-happy note, we have internet in our home! (Ahhh! We're doomed! It's not a necessity, is it? IS IT??)  Ahem.  But anyways, this means I will be able to post more regularly.  Yay!  No more going to the library or Dunkin to mooch off of free wifi!  :]

And nextly, it's SEPTEMBER??

Have a great week, y'all.


  1. I like your everyday posts about your life, and any writings you do. Also book reviews are good too!

  2. I like your everyday posts about life, and any writings you do. And book reviews are good too!

  3. I cannot believe it's September! And now nearly halfway through September at that. O___O Buuut I'm excited because cool weather is coming and it makes me happyyyy.

    I literally love ALL the types of posts you listed. I was going to try to be helpful but...each one you listed is one of my favorite posts to read. So...I just love your blog and everything you do with it!

    I'm so excited to hear you have internet! :D :D :D I cannot wait for allll the lovely Sarah posts to come!

    I hope your fall is AH-MAY-ZING! <333

  4. Hello, September! You're almost GONE! Which only means October is near, so I suppose I'm glad. But my, time does fly.
    My two cents: I like all of these posts. :) The more the merrier. If I had to rate them by favorite content, it'd be
    1. Everday happenings
    3. WIP stuff
    2. Writing tips
    4. Snippets
    6. Book reviews
    5. Story prompts
    I'd also add to my list your inspirational posts and name posts. :) I'd love to maybe hear some of your recipes or homemaker projects too sometimes! And I never skip posts or even parts of posts (commenting however...hahaha), so be as wordy as you'd like as far as I'm concerned.
    Hope that's somewhat helpful to you.

  5. Jomylan: Thanks for your input! :] So glad to hear.

    Christine: Aww, dear Lauri! You're so sweet! Believe it or not, that helps. I love knowing what my readers like to see. That helps keep me motivated and definitely helps in what I write.

    Risa: Yes! This year has FLOWN. I can't believe it :O Thank you for sharing your opinion, dear Risa! I've thought (but not too hard) of sharing some new projects I've started for the house, or even from my shop - great idea! Awww, thanks *^ - ^*


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