I’m Sophie, founder and sole owner of Sophia Mulheran designs. From a very early age, I’ve had an extreme passion for the environment, the outdoors and anything creative. As I’ve become older, I fantasied about a business where I could merge all my passions into one and be able to share it with the world around me. Living on acreage and having cubby house building as a full-time hobby has probably led me to where I am today.read more
A little backstory: my hair used to reach down below my waist. I had never died, curled or straightened it (hardly even had it cut) until around 13 years old I would say.
After that point, all of the heat tools and overnight curlers you could imagine were in constant use! And once 18 rolled around I started dying my hair…all of the time.read more
When Ian was born I started to think about how life would be with having a boy since as far as my narrow idea of boys went: they love dirt and trucks and tractors and basically everything I don’t care anything about.
I should have known that I was wrong since Karl’s interest are similar to mine.read more
I am probably one of the most guilty of “filling the space” with stuff. Collecting things aimlessly because they were on sale, or because it was thrifted. I just had absolutely no regard how much I was spending or if I actually needed anything that I was buying.
I had somewhat become a “friendless looser” in my late teens (transitioning from childhood friends to adult friend is hard). Since I didn’t really have anyone to hang out with, I spent WAY too much time shopping! Like seriously, it was bad!read more
There is seriously so much stigma around Millenials. Too young to understand things, worst generation, strangers to hard work, the list goes on. I feel like I’ve heard it all, and been dismissed more than once because of it.
Now Millennials are moving past the teenage angst, and into adulthood, and in some cases, into parenthood. I fall into both adulthood and parenthood at 24. Married, with a 1-year-old son.read more
Minimizing as an adult is such a different world from minimizing with a child. As an adult, we can take better care of our clothes and help them to last longer. We can choose one or two hobbies and keep our “toys” to a minimum.
But Children just don’t fit that mold, especially Toddlers. They go through clothing at a much faster rate, and seemingly no amount of toys is enough to keep them entertained.read more
I started my breastfeeding journey almost 14 months ago. It certainly wasn’t easy at first (getting him to latch was no joke). But once we got into a rhythm things really started to smooth out.
As we approached the 1-year mark, a decision needed to be made on if Ian and I would continue Breastfeeding or if we were ready to stop. I know a lot of people do not feel that the decision should be up to anyone besides the mother (since she’s the one who would be giving up her time to BF).read more
At the end of the month, I’m excited to fill out the next month in my bullet journal, pull out my new selections of markers and turn the page. To start again.
But as I look forward to the coming month, I look back on the lessons I willingly (and not so willingly) faced. I thought today I would share 4 of the lessons/realizations I made in the month of February.read more
Pancakes are a favorite of my son’s. So after a little trial and error, I finally created the perfect Vegan Apple Pancakes. My goal is to not have my son growing up thinking about what he can’t have but of all of the wonderful foods, he can have! A dairy and egg allergy is no joke for sure, but I am very thankful to have alternative options we can use to create delicious food that isn’t just a “settling” situation but can be a “preferred” option!read more
I thought tonight I would share with you my simplistic skin care routine. Let me preface this by saying, everyone’s skin is different, so what works for me may not do well on your skin at all! I think you just have to play around until you find the combo of products that work best for your skin type!read more
Hi! My name is Christy, and welcome to The Locally Grown Shop. A blog all about Motherhood, Minimalism and Natural Living. Thank you for stopping by and sharing in our crazy lives!