Oh, hey there!

I'm Sara. Thanks for stopping by!

I love food... a lot. I'm a personal chef & I cook when I'm bored, happy, sad, mad, or during severe weather conditions. I turn more into my great-grandma every day. I'm always covered in flour & feeding everyone I know. My motto is that life is awesome... but life with carbs, butter, and folks you love is even better.

I am blessed to be a proud wife to a wonderful man whom I adore. He's CRAZY SMART. AND I still think he's the cutest guy I ever met.

Together, we have the greatest son in the world who keeps me talking about cooler stuff than pastries & produce.

A few facts about me:

  • I seriously ADORE farmer's markets! I often have deep bonding experiences with my produce.
  • There's no better therapy to me than deglazing a pan.
  • There's nothing in this world I hate more than cereal milk. People talking about drinking it is enough to make me gag.
  • I was born with the ability to make souffl├ęs and perfect pastries, but it took me a solid 15 years to figure out how to work with plastic wrap.
  • I'm terrified of squirrels. Especially the creepy ones that make eye contact! What's up with that?
  • A lot of people say that they've fallen and they can't get up as a punchline, but that actually happened to me. I fell into a closet and got stuck. My husband helped me out of it, but he snapped a photo first. Nope, y'all don't get to see it.
  • I actually slipped on a banana peel once. I always thought that was something that only happened in cartoons, but dang those things are slick!
  • I'm usually a pleasant & polite woman, unless you deny me coffee. But when I'm properly caffeinated, I'd be excited to be friends with you.

I like to think of my blog as my online front porch. I want to talk to you about all the things I would talk to you about if we were hanging out on my front porch together. I want to talk to you about all the funny things, the happy things, the hard things, #allthethings. We'd talk about where to find those cute pair of sandals, we'd talk about how your toddler is driving you crazy, we'd talk about what we'd been reading or watching on TV lately, we'd talk about our favorite easy recipes, and… knowing me we'd have a solid cry together.

So why the name "The Messy Mrs"?, I'm the most ridiculous hot mess of a woman I know. I often always trip over air, I once had to cut a pair of sunglasses out my hair, and I'm always spilling stuff. My thought is that God put me on this Earth to make you feel better about your own life.  My idea of getting a manicure is tossing food in olive oil. I usually struggle with what to wear for a solid 45 minutes before throwing on my cleanest pair of yoga pants.  Life is messy, and so am I. My hope is that you'll read about such antics as mine and breathe a sigh of relief that we aren't all Pinterest-y desperate housewife robots of perfection. I want to encourage you when life gets messy, and I want to show you the truth of my messy life. The truth is that I suffer from C-PTSD {and as a result, my husband suffers in the wake of it}. The truth is that my garage looks like someone hurled a hand grenade in there. The truth is that my laundry pile would put yours to shame. The truth is that I don't have life figured out. I hope you stay and hang out a while on my online front porch. I hope you find it to be honest & encouraging & you walk away happier than when you came. Because that's how I'd hope you'd describe me IRL.

Thanks for reading! I love you more'n my luggage!


  1. Love your "About" page! I'm taking notes for mine. Also, you can come to my house and cook or bake any time! I never had either of those gifts (like you have) and I'm getting less interested in cooking as time goes on. Yikes! Since I am not sure how this works, I'm including my name: Jacqueline Wallace. I first saw your post on Christian Bloggers. I have to figure out how to post there.

    1. Hey Jacqueline! What kind things to say! Maybe don't get as obsessed with cooking as me… It's an expensive hobby. They know me down at Williams Sonoma.

      I'm still trying to figure out this thing we call the blogosphere, myself. I hate my font and I've tried to update the HTML like 5,000 times but it never works. Argh! Best of luck trying to figure things out!