Feature Friday: Miriah Kearney
A New Year is the perfect time to start a new blog series! Every Friday, we'll be featuring one of our employees or customers to give you a better look at what My Home Mercantile is really all about. If you'd like to participate, be featured, or nominate someone to be featured, please send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today, we got a chance to sit down with owner Miriah Kearney to talk a bit about herself and about the store.
Tell us a bit about yourself.
My name is Miriah Kearney. I'm 37 years old, born and raised in Nova Scotia. I'm married to an Australian man, with whom I have two wonderful children. I've done my fair share of traveling, but Nova Scotia kept calling my name. I now live in Truro, NS, where I opened the first My Home Mercantile store 2 years ago.
What was your favourite thing to do as a kid?
I loved to play with my sister on the beach. It was our own personal playground. We would perform heart transplants on jelly fish, go swimming, do all the things that kids do at the beach. The beach has always been my favourite place. It's what makes me feel at home.
How do you spend your time when you're not working?
Usually, I'm either spending time with my husband and kids, or doing Kickboxing. I also love reading and travelling.
What drove you to start My Home Mercantile?
I had a passion for local, Canadian-Made products, and I felt like those items were missing in Truro. It was my love for sourcing and finding unique products that led me to bringing in a few items when I started the store. From there, it quickly took on a life of its own.
Why did you choose to sell fun products?
I decided to feature fun products in the store because I think that if I can create an experience that brings people joy, happiness, allows them to disconnect from their every day life - that makes me happy.
What’s your favourite animal and why?
Elephants are my favourite animal because they are very matriarchal, they're female led, and very family oriented. There's an old saying that says you should always leave an elephant in your window to find your way home, because an elephant never forgets.
What’s something that always makes you smile?
My children, and see them figuring out the world around them. That’s incredibly beautiful to experience; to be a part of that brings me great joy.