Hi I’m Sara!

I’m the owner and founder of My Merry Messy Life, which started in 2011 as a way to chronicle my journey to a natural, chemical-free lifestyle and to share my passions of mothering, real food, homeschooling and crochet. I’m a mama to four precious and energetic little boys and wife to a university professor who loves to sing, dance ballet and ballroom, and live simply and naturally.

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Detox Your Home

As a new mom in 2009, I was shocked to learn about the toxins in my home and set out on a journey to make my home safe.

I also felt really overwhelmed at the thought of changing over everything – brain explosion! I was already sleep-deprived and working non-stop to raise my kids – how could I fit in any extra time to spend hours researching and shopping?

I wanted a guide, someone to hold my hand and walk me through the process. This book includes everything you need to know, organized in simple action steps, to clean the toxins from your home and make it safe for you and your family and pets.

Just For Moms

Real Food Recipes

Natural Living


Funny Memes about #momlife

I just love seeing funny memes about #momlife - the snarky quotes just put a smile on my face and help me not to take my life so seriously! Here are some of my favorites about life as a mom. I hope you enjoy them! If you enjoy making dinner and then sweeping 90% of it...

Elderberry Syrup Recipe – Natural Cold and Flu Remedy

Making your own elderberry syrup at home is surprisingly easy and much cheaper than buying it in the stores! Here's how I make it to help keep my family healthy during cold and flu season. When September hits, I start upping my game on preventative healthcare for my...

Natural Charcoal Face Soap Recipe

A recipe for a purifying face soap using activated charcoal, lavender flowers, essential oils and Castile soap. It's gentle, moisturizing and surprisingly easy to make in only five minutes! What is Activated Charcoal? So obviously this is not the charcoal that we...