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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Can You Keep A Secret???

Today I am throwing a Party For Miss Marty of A Stroll Thru Life!!! She is celebrating a HUGE milestone birthday. (But I’ll let her tell you how young she is. :) She thinks I am just taking her to lunch. But a few of her favorite people are gathering together to celebrate her!


I first met Marty five years ago at a Bloggers Tea.

I just instantly liked her (and Maija too!:)

Over the years we have celebrated many happy and Royal occasions together.

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And sometimes we just get together for no reason at all.

In the wintertime…

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…and in the summertime, I just love being with Miss Marty.

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And although the blogging world introduced us we are now more than blogging chums, we are true blue friends. I know I only have to pick up the phone and Miss Marty would be by my side in an instant.


I’m getting all choked up just writing about her! She truly is my Queen of Hearts so I made a sash and tiara befitting her. I will be her official birthday photographer today.

Our good times and shenanigans will be captured on my Instagram Page. (Just click on the highlighted link to see.)



Chubby Chieque said...

She is so adorable lady, isn't she?

I met her in the blogging world since 2009 and since then, she is one of my fave bloggie lady. We changed gifts and although, I am miles away, she never hesitate to sent those beautiful things.

TY for hosting and keeping the secret. Wish I am around so I could join you all (a party crasher). I never thought that I am just 11 days older, LoL*

GB you all.

Hugs from Stockholm,

DeniseinVA said...

How lovely, a great blog, a great post and a one of a kind lady.

lnb said...

So sweet! Happy birthday to Marty!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh, how wonderful!!!!! She truly is awesome in every way.

Have fun!!

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Laura, how nice to meet Marty and have to have the blog teas and boy do they sound like fun! I love Marty's blog and I'm now following you on Instagram! Happy Birthday to Marty!

Stacey said...

Oh how neat! Can't wait to see more pictures later today or tomorrow. :)

Rita C. said...

I love this about you two (jealous of all the proximity of so many bloggers!) Have a wonderful time. Tell Marty she's forever got a youthful face and body, no matter what her milestone year! Looking forward to pictures. :)

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

How sweet, Laura! Can't wait to see all of the pics from the festivities! Happy Birthday to Marty!

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

I hope you all have a wonderful time. True blue friends are precious gems. Bisous

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

How sweet Laura...Marty is a sweetheart!! I hope you all had a wonderful day together!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Laura you know how much I love you and today was such a treat and such a surprise. I had the best time. So fun. Thanks so much, you are truly a very very special friend. Love you tons, Marty

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Well, in case she gets shy about announcing her milestone birthday, I will wish her a very Happy Birthday here, Laura! Marty is the sweetest ever and I hope she has a wonderful birthday. With friends like you, I'm sure she will, too.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

That was SO sweet of you! Can't wait to see the pictures. Martyy is the BEST, I would love to meet her in person one day.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Happy Birthday Marty!!! Looking forward to hearing more about the celebration.

chateau chic said...

This is such a lovely way to honor a very special and sweet friend!
Mary Alice

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday to Marty. She is one of my favorite blogger friends. Have a grand time celebrating.

Maria Elena said...

Happy Birthday to Marty! She is such a sweet and wonderful lady! Have fun!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh this was great Laura! Loved seeing the pictures...and there I am at some of those wonderful times!
Marty is the best! So glad I met her and you. That our paths crossed is really truly amazing when you think about it.
Oh I am going over to check on the instagram.
Happiest of birthdays Marty...I will see you in October !! Big hugs Laura.

Debbie said...

I remember when she came for the day of cleaning at the time of the last move. Marty is really and truly a gem in the blog world. She was was of the first bloggers I followed. I credit her for making me a much better "vignetter". I started by just copycatting her stuff.

Happy Birthday! I hope she's strolling thru life for many, many years to come!

Curtains in My Tree said...

how sweet
It is just wonderful to find a sweet person like you describe Marty

Happy Birthday to her

Vel Criste said...

I saw the surprise on Marty's blog! You both are wonderful and so glad to see that you've found each other to be such great friends!

Auntie Em said...

What a blessing to have a friend like that! :)

Brandi said...

Such a genuinely sweet and sincere post. I adore Marty! She is so wonderful. I always look forward to her comments on my blog. So glad you both have each other.