Why Plaid Blondie?

I look in the mirror and I ask, “who am I?”   I am a passionate person,  and always excited to share fun tidbits with anyone willing to listen.  My husband keeps telling me I should start a blog.  (I’ve started many- I’m not even sure I will get around to publishing this one).  I have decided to listen to my husband!  (shh don’t tell anyone I told you so)

I needed some sort of name for my blog,  for some reason this little event in my life inspired the name.  You see, a few years ago I was wearing 4 inch wedges at my *very* small town, high school reunion.  Someone called me a “city girl”  I looked around for the city girl they were referencing… could it really be me?

For those of you that don’t know me, I much prefer being at the lake over a shopping mall, and having a picnic in the country over dining in a fancy restaurant.  Being born and raised in Montana, my outdoor roots run deep~

I live in North Carolina now, and have been fortunate to live in all regions of the US.  Those experiences, and cultures are also part of who I am.  That “city girl” label for some reason, has stuck with me for many years.  I’m not sure why, but I think it’s because I am anything but a city girl.   And let me be clear, I have nothing against a girl that can take on the urban life, because it’s not for the faint hearted!  It’s just not me, that simple.

So here it is… “Plaid Blondie” ~ I love plaid shirts (see I told you I’m not fancy) and I’m blonde.  That sounds simple enough.

And here I am, hoping to help encourage you to do those little things in life that put a smile on your face.   I am passionate about budget friendly DIY projects, old falling down houses, baking from scratch, old books, and adorable animals.   For some extra creativity,  I will sprinkle in a few fictional pieces.  I hope that reading these will leave you hungry and coming back for more!

And always remember….

Don’t judge a girl by her shoes!