30th Birthday Mess

Instead of writing a bunch of separate posts, you get this big old mess of a post, but it’s my (30th!!!) birthday today, so maybe just roll with me?

Dia de los Muertos

Today is All Souls Day. Remember to pray for the Holy Souls in Purgatory. And learn more about today’s indulgences here. I’ve got some pics of this year’s sugar skull makeup. See past years here.

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We spent yesterday at the Detroit Institute of Arts where they had an ofrenda exhibit. I was in Dia heaven, while the kids were less than thrilled and more than scared.



made by my cousin, Patti Pfaendtner!

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The best gift? My brother surprising me from Cali <3

Etsy News

  • I’m having a sale in my shop until the end of today. 15% off with code DIADELOSMUERTOS. Get some Christmas shopping done, maybe?
  • Also until the end of the day (7:30 est), there is an Insta-auction going on to support the Van Drie family. Kristen is a fellow Michigan maker, and her family recently suffered the loss of their sweet 6yo daughter Kaylee. Consider supporting her family by bidding on one of the hundreds of donated items in the Instagram auction located at @candlesforkaylee.
  • My friend Kathie just opened up her Etsy shop, and it is just in time for the chill coming in. Adorable hats and high quality photography. I mean, check out my kiddos:


I think my favorite item in her shop right now is the Cinderella hat. Supah clever! Click over and give her a heart on Etsy.


Blog Announcement

Now that my book is done I feel like my blog has come to fruition – like it was all building up to this: a resource to really help people battle a cause I feel passionately about.

I’m not done blogging; I’ll still post here from time to time, but I’m going to focus my efforts on my embroidery shop and (if the winds of the spirit blow me in that direction) homeschooling. Oh, and God wants me to write another book coming next year: The Lazy Liturgical (all about how to celebrate and observe the many feasts and solemnities of the Church without any preparation at all) – so there’s that too. 

Ashley will be taking over 5Faves starting Nov. 11. She’s so incredibly qualified that it ain’t even funny.

And my site will remain as well. Consider it more of a landing page for all things Call Her Happy: the blog, the book, the shop, the girl.

And, if you’d like to keep up with me, I’ll be over on the gram peeking on you too.

El Fin

If you made it all the way down here, good on ya. Leave the names of your faithfully departed in the comment section. I would love to pray for them today.

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  1. says

    Excited to watch how God leads you, and to read your books. Especially the lazy liturgical one, because man, I am all sorts of lazy when it comes to liturgical practices in our home :)
    Happy Birthday lady.

  2. Lydia says

    Happy birthday! Looking for my book in the mail this week – can’t wait. Thanks for all you’ve done for so many at CHH. :)

  3. says

    Happy birthday, Jenna! Many prayers for you today and as you focus on your new projects. I wish you tons of success as you are walking the path God has prepared for you. And chop, chop on that Lazy Liturgical book please. I love celebrating the liturgical year (convert/revert here), but am far too lazy to plan ahead and prepare.

  4. Colleen bean says

    Happy Birthday Jenna! I’ve loved following your blog and am excited for what lies ahead for you. Blessings on your future adventures!

  5. Kari says

    Awww, I’ll miss reading your blog on a regular basis! I always appreciate your insight and humor. I definitely understand, though, with having three littles myself now, I know it is tough narrow down how to spend the small amount of time and energy left in each day. Good luck on your second book!! I am a trained editor if you ever need help :)

  6. Debbie Mchardy says

    Jenna, all the best to you in your “new” career…teaching is not new to you, though! Just a different age group! You’ll do great!

  7. Aileen says

    Ah, I take a break from reading blogs for many months and I come back to this. Serves me right.

    Happy belated birthday!!

    Also, to echo most everyone else, a lazy liturgical book would be right up my alley. ;)