Wednesday, February 15, 2017

What Makes Me Happy {A Stroll Thru Life}

Welcome Back to another week of my series What Makes Me Happy. One of the very first blogs I followed when I started this blog journey is A Stroll Thru Life. Marty is one of the nicest ladies I have gotten to know. She loves to decorate and is fortunate to have the opportunity to design her newest home. I hope you will join me in sharing What Makes {Marty} Happy. Take it away, Marty!

One of my favorite blogs to follow is Ron at Uptown Acorn, so when he decided to start a series of Things That Make Me Happy and invited me to join in, I was thrilled.  I have so much that "Makes Me Happy", so how fun to share one special thing with you.

First of all, family and friends make me the happiest, but since we have a new house and I have been having so much fun remodeling and creating new spaces I thought maybe I would share one of my favorite new spaces in this home --My Office.

I have never had a dedicated "Office" space before.  In our previous home I used the buffet in the breakfast area as my desk and office.  It worked out well and allowed me to be in the center of the action.  This new house had a super bonus space that I adopted as my little nook.  The Loft.

I have sort of adopted this as my space.  It is the perfect place to get away and blog or to sit and watch a favorite TV program.  Instead of a "man cave"  I have a "girl cave".

I didn't have a desk so I thought I would use this gateleg table as a large workspace while I looked for a desk.  However, I am loving it so much that I don't think I want a desk.  I love how it looks and the space is perfect.

Since this room sort of got all the leftover pieces of furniture that didn't fit anywhere else, I borrowed this small bookcase from my hubby's office and it holds all the things I need to have at hand when I am working at my desk.  (I do have other office storage elsewhere).

The wicker chair was in the family room of our previous home and the settee was in our bedroom.  Both are perfect to create a nice seating arrangement in this space.

In the mirror you can get a glimpse of the entertainment center across from the settee.

I have extra office storage with these drawers and door storage, plus a TV behind the center doors.   I love the loft and it is definitely one of my favorite places.

Definitely one of "My Happy Places".

Thanks Ron for inviting me to be a part of this fun series.

If you would like to see more of our new home you can check out all the latest remodels on my blog -  Be sure to see our Kitchen Remodel Reveal here.

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What Makes Marty Happy, y'all!


  1. Marty is one of the first bloggers I followed too! She's a very resourceful person and keeps it real. Love the new office space- what a perfect area for her. I can see why this makes her happy!

  2. Thank you Ron for this feature! Love it! Marty, you have a great place to call your own and it looks great! My happiest place is a comfortable chair, which I can't seem to find. I love what you have done to your new home!

  3. This is such a pretty space Marty! I love the gate leg table as a desk and that round mirror over the sofa! I work from my dining room table and would absolutely love to have a little Girl Cave like this for myself!! Enjoy it and your new home.

  4. That is a GREAT place to have for an office, must feel like you are in a choir loft--able to see what is going on and yet can sing your own song up there. LOVE it. I have that identical gate leg table. It belonged to John's grandmother and was her first 'kitchen' table. I leave the leaves down and use it as a small foyer table.
    Have a great day. Thanks, Ron! xo Diana

  5. Thanks, Ron, for including Marty in your series. Marty, I was waiting to see the new space created just for you. Love the gate leg table as desk...some desks have no personality and the table with the turned legs is functional as well as beautiful. I bet the entertainment center was a bear to carry up the stairs. To have all that storage...bliss... I can why this is your happy space!

  6. Marty, I love your use of the gate-leg table for your nice to have your personal office space! Thank you Ron for featuring Marty!

  7. So great to see Marty in this series! I have been reading her blog since the beginning as well and am so excited to watch her decorate her new home! Great job, Marty - love the Girl Cave!

  8. What a beautiful, functional space you have created Marty.

  9. Loving your sweet girl cave, Marty! I tend to set up my laptop on the kitchen counter because my 'office' is a tiny nook downstairs, in a dark corner - no thank you!! So I keep all my files and office supplies down there, but I work upstairs in the main part of the house. It is what it is!

  10. Every girl needs a room/space of her own! I have a mama cave...but I really need an office. Ha! A real office.

  11. Thanks,Ron! Marty is a gem in blogland and like others have said, she was one of the first blogs I found years ago. She has a knack for putting together beautiful rooms. Love her new office - and the gateleg table turned desk is really charming. Jane

  12. This is a fun series, Ron. I go way back with Marty as well. Isn't it amazing how these blog friendships have grown and span the years? It's special!
    Marty's new space is great. I could use a room like this!
    Thanks for hosting "What Makes Me Happy!"

  13. Good evening, Ron! I love Marty's blog about her "gal cave." It's perfect. Have a great evening! Cheers! xoxo

  14. Hi Ron,
    Love Marty and love watching her transform her new place. I love Marty's "girl cave" she has created for herself. Really fun and what a great Happy Place. Thanks for featuring Marty. She is a special lady.


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