Embrace the Mess because They’re Learning

Growing up I was very much the tomboy. Forever having skinned knees and dirt beneath my nails. Not until recently did I realize how much I learned during my childhood because of that. Somewhere in the stage of growing older, I lost that childlike carefree feeling that dirt is good, even fun.

That brings me back to today. It’s funny how toddlers can change your whole perspective on life and learning. That it can be messy and that’s okay. I have discovered a new found love of the outdoors through their eyes. I even get excited about seeing things that I took for granted on a daily bases. Simple things, like a bee on a flower, an airplane passing above and all the different rocks one can find in their own yard.20170505_141952 (His first experience with Honeysuckle) Continue reading

What’s the Meaning Behind the Name Plaid, Pearls and Toddler Stains?

Now that I’ve made this blog more official by making it a dot com, haha, I thought I’d give you all insight into why I chose the name Plaid, Pearls and Toddler stains.

It actually didn’t take long to decide on the name. I wanted it to represent a small mesh of who I am and what I like.

Though now-a-days you’ll find me mostly wearing workout wear and comfy “mom” clothes, I still love fashion. I get excited whenever I get to wear something other than my daily norm. Plaid has always been one of my favorite patterns (so are nautical stripes but that would have made for an even longer name! :-p). I love that there are a multitude of plaid patterns and colors. Some are perfect for warm weather and others for winter weather. I also think it’s awesome that plaid can be used for casual or dressy occasions. This brings me to my next word, Pearls. Continue reading