Hi there, I'm Kristen and Sophia's is my creative outlet for this stay-at-home mom. I’m a firm believer that anyone can live in a beautiful, comfortable home on a real world budget with a little creative thinking, smart shopping, and a lot of elbow grease. I have been a house junkie for as long as I have remembered and I started “decorating” at a young age on our family dairy farm in the Pacific Northwest by filling forts with farm junk and barn relics.
Farm life also taught me the value of hard work and the satisfaction that comes with tackling and completing projects on your own.
After college and the start of a successful career in public accounting, I was a young mother torn between balancing the corporate world and the needs of my children. Though happy at home with my children, I still yearned to be creative and productive while still being there as a mom. I took a chance and applied to be a vendor at one of the most premier antique shows in the country (The Farm Chicks Show in Spokane, WA) and the rest is history…
With three little girls, I have been digging, picking, hauling, re-habbing, painting furniture and other vintage goods since 2007. My adventures have now brought me to Raleigh, North Carolina where I’m discovering the treasures and beauty of the South and designing and decorating my new house on a budget.
Besides selling my wares at local shows and shops, I have a passion to design and create unique spaces in my own home from castoffs and vintage finds…all on a serious budget! I love scouring for deals and getting that designer look for less and sharing it all on my blog too!My goal is to inspire women to take that creative leap of faith, pick up a paintbrush, try something new, and to explore and have confidence in their own personal style.