I’m Czaja (pronounced like the tea, Chai-ah) and I am a complicated creature masquerading as a simple girl. My favorite things in life are cooking good food, writing, creating amazing things, and dogs. Oh, and my husband, The Boy. He’s pretty cool too. Ultimately, I’m just a simple girl trying to live my best life so I don’t let Lizzo down.
Hot Mess Martha started as a joke. I love the finer things in life, but if we’re being realistic, I (often) fall short. I could be Martha Stewart if I weren’t such a hot mess.
That’s the goal of this blog, to inspire you with great food, the occasional funny quip, and some down-to-earth realness that comes from a hot mess with delusions of grandeur.
In 2020 I decided to restart (and revamp) this blog. Previously, my posts were sporadic and rarely involved recipes, despite the fact that my original intention was to make this a food blog. So, I’m starting fresh and bringing you more content, fresh takes on food, and with any luck a good dose of charm and humor.
Welcome to my world, I hope you have as much fun as I do.