The Sofia behind the Ideas

I was once told that I was the type of person that could think of more ideas in 3 minutes than anyone could ever possibly execute in 3 years! I admit, it’s true. I’m constantly bombarding my husband with ideas. Some days it gets to the point where he just rolls his eyes and says, “Oh boy, here we go!” In fact, starting a blog is just another one of Sofia’s Ideas.

As I looked back on my life, and reminisced about all of the ideas I had (both lost and tossed), the various phases of life experiments, and all the extremes I’d gone to, I realized the one thing that had been a constant for me was writing. I’ve had a journal since I learned to write and so I guess blogging just seemed like it might be a good fit. And for the past few years, I’ve been moving my family towards a more simple, frugal, and green existence. This is what I am passionate about now. Hence, Sofia’s Ideas on Simplicity, Frugality, and Frivolity… all with an Eco-Mentality.


I’m a girl who grew up aspiring to stay single, have a loft in Manhattan, and be an anthropologist traveling the world. I never imagined a domestic life with children because quite frankly, I didn’t think I’d be very good at it. But, as a high school freshman, I met the one. It was love at first sight. And now I’m “mamos” to six lovies…

Arcane, Aysia, Aslan, Dhimas, Brixton,

and our newest (and last) addition…


And this is me


 the one

and last but not least,


the best dog ever. in the history of all best dogs.




Diana K

Truly blessed to have you in my life….

Sofia's Ideas

and I am blessed to have you in mine…

Patrick Da Masta Cylindah

Hey Sofia! I check in on your blog every once in awhile and each time I do I am reminded of how much i like you. You have done an awesome job raising those kids and I’m super proud of you for finding a creative outlet and really making something of it. Just letting you know i was thinkin of ya!

Love to you and the family…



You had me at Eco-Mentality!

6 kids? Wow! (Love their names, by the way!) And I love that you wanted to be an anthropologist with a Manhattan loft – cracks me up…every girl’s dream right? I also met my husband in high school! 🙂

I think I’m going to like you. 😉


that last photo of the baby made me feel all mushy and happy. I cant wait to have more babies

Sofia's Ideas

awh, I know what you mean! 🙂

Sharon @ Discovering

You are so blessed! What a beautiful, strong family!