Happy Big Ass Tartan Birthday to Me

Tartan Kitty | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

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It’s my birthday, and it’s a big one. So since this day is all about little “old” me, I’m sharing some of the things that have me all ready to get down and party; and wouldn’t you know it, they’re all tartan. While I’m particularly fond of the Keith Tartan, lately I’ve been gaga over many red hued patterns that I seem to keep stumbling upon while out in the world. I think it must be because it’s that time of year, and of course I have not been able to resist purchasing anything I’ve come across that even remotely hints at the striped and checked Scottish inspired pattern, including these slippers available at Kohl’s, and this wrapping paper from The Container Store. So get ready to be cozy, while I share some of my absolute favorite Tartan things with you. Remember, it’s my birthday, and you have to humor me.

Potato, Dill and Rosemary Pizza | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Potato, Dill and Rosemary Pizza from JJ Begonia…hello and happy birthday to me.

DIY Nail Art | Christmas Tartan | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

I’m wondering if I could attempt this DIY Nail Art | Christmas Tartan from Beautyill for my birthday. I think I’d be lucky to even get the base coat of red on without royally f’ing it up.

Scottish Gingerbread Men | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

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If you’re going to eat a gingerbread man, he should always be wearing a quilt.

Add a Little Plaid | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Learn how to Add a Little Plaid to your life from Common Ground, because there can never be enough plaid.

Tartan Flannel Infinity Scarf | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

This Tartan Red Plaid Cotton Flannel Infinity Scarf available on Etsy is just what I need to keep me warm on a cold winter’s day.

White Chocolate Gingerbread Oreo Cookies | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

When my birthday’s over, and I have to return to reality, perhaps I’ll make these White Chocolate Gingerbread Oreo Cookies from Living Better Together to share with all of the people who made my special day so very special.

Lumber Jack Antler Wreath | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Lumber Jack Antler Wreath anyone? I think Nest of Posies DIY wreath idea ROCKS; not just kind of ROCKS, but full-blown out knock your socks off ROCKS.

Winter Picnic | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Design Sponge shows how to make the perfect Winter Picnic. Who’s in?

Christmas Tablescape | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

If it’s too brrrrrrrrrrr outside for a picnic, maybe we can just eat in. On a table like this one featured on Take Six.

Christmas Dinner | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Williams-Sonoma has the entire menu taken care of.

Tartan Cake | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

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Remember how I said I didn’t want cake for my birthday? Well, I still don’t, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t watch everyone else enjoy this Tartan beribboned piece of art.

Tartan Girl with Kitty | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

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Thanks for helping celebrate my birthday. Brenna and I will be snuggling close today, me in my tartan slippers and her snuggled into her tartan blankie. Join us in whatever tartan or plaid paraphernalia you have on hand, and feel free to share your pictures.




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  • Deb Levy

    Happy birthday, Colleen! December birthdays rock! 🙂

    • Colleen

      Thanks so much!

  • Hannah Marsh

    Happy Birthday Colleen! I hope you had a wonderful day! Loooove all the red tartan details. <3

    • Colleen

      Thanks Hannah!

  • I have a serious thing for tartan too – There may or may not be more of it on the blog tonight : ) I hope you had an absolutely fabulous Birthday! XO

    • Colleen

      Excited for more tartan!