Our Story

Hello, I'm Katie! A full time working, acreage living, candy loving wife and mom to two kids and a big dog.

A little about me

I was born and raised in Prestwick, a small town on the south west coast of Scotland. In 2007 adventure called, so like a typical 20 something without a care in the world, I packed up my life and moved 6,500km to Alberta, which has been home ever since. I now live here with my husband, Brad, two kids, Rory and Finn, and our Greyhound X, Calley.

A little about Tartan' Sweet

It all started with an Elf........

2020 was a strange one for everyone. For me, EVERYTHING changed in 2020. Two weeks before the entire country shut down, I left the job that brought me to Canada, with dreams of spending more time with my kids and growing my business where I ran Mom and Baby classes. All my plans got turned upside down - I found myself spending ALL my time with kids, homeschooling a kindergartener, and ultimately closing my business.

I like to believe that everything happens for a reason and always try to look for the silver linings.

In September I was approached with the idea of making Elf Survival Kits.

We'd never had an Elf before, I was working full time and running a business on the side, I didn't have the time or energy to make that happen. I didn't have anything else going on, so I gave it a shot with low expectations. Wow, was I surprised how much people loved the kits! That got me thinking, what else could I do to make life easier for people, especially when it comes to kids.

The idea was born, and since then it's been a whirlwind of ideas, learning how to launch a business through the Airdrie SMARTstart program, putting it all into action and constantly evolving into what is now an online gift store that encompasses so many of my favourite things. It's been a crazy ride and I've loved every minute! 

A little about Rory and her Rainbow Crayons

Rory is our 7-year-old mini maker and the creative genius behind Rory's Rainbow Crayons.