Who am I?
Hello! My name is Mackenzie Blair, owner of The White Pear Boutique, and let me tell you a little bit about myself. I am the wife to the most incredible husband, Bryan Blair. My husband and I met while we were both freshman at Texas A&M and somehow I managed to convince him we should spend forever together. We've been together for 8 years and married for almost 3. I'm also a mother to our handsome boy Hayes Everett who is growing like a weed. I'm also a dog mom to Dakota and Harley, our sweet shepherd mixes. I work part time at an elementary school working as an interventionist for Kindergarten and 2nd grade. I grew up all around the Houston area and currently live in Victoria, TX. Cooking and baking are some of my favorite things to do. You'll see us eating homemade chocolate chip cookies almost every night at the Blair household! Some of my favorite things include: Chick-Fil-A, iced coffee, shopping, dogs, and babies.
Why did I start a boutique?
Before I became a mom, I was a 1st grade teacher. While I absolutely loved my time as a teacher, I decided to become a stay at home mom after my son was born. I absolutely love being at home with my son, but it also got incredibly lonely. I realized I needed to find a way to work from home doing something that I love so I can be at home with my son. I’ve always been a lover of clothes and fashion. For as long as I can remember, going back to school shopping was one of my favorite things to do growing up. So 3 months after I had my son, I had this crazy idea to start a women's clothing boutique and decided to turn that dream into a reality. Even though I started this boutique, I still wanted to work with kids, so I became a part time teacher at an elementary school working with Kindergarteners and 2nd graders.
The meaning behind the name:
The White Pear Boutique is named after my dad, Frank White, who passed away in 2018. My dad suffered a major motorcycle accident in 2006. I was only 10 at the time. I was a daddy’s girl through and through so his accident was truly life altering for me. Before his accident, weekends at my dad’s house was what I looked forward to the most. The one thing I’ll always remember about my dad’s house is the pear tree in his front yard. We'd pick and eat fresh pears from the tree every weekend I spent with my dad. So “White” comes from my maiden name and “Pear” comes from the pear tree that was in his front yard. My dad was very special and I strive everyday to make him proud.