The Plaid Cavalier

About Me

Welcome to The Plaid Cavalier, I’m Melissa! I live in Newfoundland, Canada with my Husband and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. I hope to inspire you to create tasty treats and beautiful home décor.


At the age of 8 years old I asked for my first toolkit. I always admired my father’s carpentry skills and when I was little I wanted to follow in his footsteps. I would dream of becoming a carpenter. I had found my calling at a very young age but as I got older I convinced myself that I had to go to university and get a degree in order to make a living. I gave up on my dream of being a carpenter to pursue a business degree and become an accountant.

Growing up I spent countless hours in my grandmother’s (aka Mom Dwyer’s) kitchen. I loved watching her bake and I would help her out whenever I could. If there was no baking to be done Mom Dwyer would watch from her rocking chair as I removed all the bowls and spoons from her cupboards and pretended to make my very own tasty creations. To this day spending time in the kitchen baking still makes my heart happy.

The Plaid Cavalier was created to allow me to pursue my childhood dreams and to share my passions with the world.

My Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Hally, is the inspiration for all my dog related baking and home décor. Even when I am not making something for Hally she is right by my side inspiring me to create. Follow Hally on Instagram.


Last but not least I am married to the love of my life, best friend and biggest supporter.

I would love to hear from you. Feel free to comment on my blog posts or email me anytime at Here are my Facebook page and my Instagram account.

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