A Blogging Vacay

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Hi Friends, I'm coming to you today to be honest. Social media and blogging is taking its toll on me and my family. Lately, my anxiety is elevated, my head is spinning, and I can't find peace. I had the wonderful opportunity to talk to a very holy priest who helped set me on a great path. Part of this journey is going to be taking a step back from Call Her Happy and other social media venues for a while. So, there will be a lot of silence from me (hooray, you say!). I won't be answering … [Read more...]

tl;dr

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I was stoked to see so many of you helping me not look like a fool last time. You guys. Thanks. Ready for more tl;dr? Wait. What is tl;dr? Do your homework. Then, link yours up below. Here's my tl;dr of late: We're having uh bay-bay. Due 2.18.15. Anna is joining me here on Call Her Happy. Once a month you can hang out with her, but just don't start liking her more than me. Or at least don't tell me about it. She's that sweet. I started using doTerra essential oils more recently. I am st … [Read more...]

Sick Clicks

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If you don't love a good weight loss story, get out. Heather looks bomb. Straight up, I have not even read this post yet, but I'm just going to tell you it is wonderful because Meg wrote it. She has never let me down before, and I assume that today will not be that day. So, if you're looking to start up a prayer life, she has your numero uno stepo right here. We do quiet time in our house, but we are not nearly as awesome at it as Janssen is. I'm going to get as awesome as Janssen is. I … [Read more...]

Gift from the Sea

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Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh (affiliate) is on my reading list. My short list. A friend posted this excerpt from it de udder day, and it just touched me, ya know? "When you love someone, you do not love them all the time, in exactly the same way, from moment to moment. It is an impossibility. It is even a lie to pretend to. And yet this is exactly what most of us demand. We have so little faith in the ebb and flow of life, of love, of relationships. We leap at the flow of the … [Read more...]

Caprese Pasta: a recipe, of course…

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This caprese pasta is so stupid easy, perfect for summer, and will make you want to mangia mangia 'til you puke. Caprese Pasta 2 large handfuls of fresh basil softball size ball of fresh mozz 2 small Roma tomatoes 1/2-3/4 cup olive oil 1 box pasta Cook the pasta how you like it (Mike likes al dente, I like it mushy, and my niece Lucy likes it straight out of the box.). While the pasta does its thing, chop up the tomato, mozz and basil. Or, ask one of your kids to do that and go paint … [Read more...]

7QT: I’m going to scream Veruca Salt style

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-1- My plan (is that a 4-letter-word or what?) was to finish the Spring Stitch-a-Long at the end of May. Let's shoot for June. I'm pulling a Cari, so I'm almost done. If you want, I'll whip up a summer one too. I already have a design in mind. One word: pineapple. -2- Mike's uncle, Fr. Mark was in town from Djibouti this week. We got to celebrate Mass with him yesterday afternoon. If ever I've known a living Saint, it would be Fruncle Mark. He's the kind of guy you wish you could keep all … [Read more...]

Call Her Happy Summer Reads

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Do I need to give you an introduction, or do you get it? ...You get it. Good. Also, maybe you heard? Baby bird is the word. Non Fiction The Nesting Place: It Doesn't Have to Be Perfect to Be Beautiful Notes from a Blue Bike: The Art of Living Intentionally in a Chaotic World From Grouchy To Great: Finding Joy In The Journey Of Motherhood You Cannot Be Serious - and 32 Other Rules that Sustain a (Mostly) Balanced Mom   Fiction Will and Lina: When Two Worlds Collide Life … [Read more...]

Cat’s Out of the Bag

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Or baby is in the uterus. Or something. So, I had this adorable little announcement to impress you guys with, but turns out that y'all are super sleuths and figured this one out on your own. (I guess when you take your youngest to a BBQ in a Big Brother shirt to tell your family, you should also plan to have pictures of said event posted on Facebook. My bad!) So, what the heck? Ta daaaaaa! I couldn't keep it from you much longer anyway ;) We're just about five weeks along, so it's super … [Read more...]

7QT: kinda looks like a nightgown on me

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-1- This has always been one of my favorite songs, and there is really nothing different now. -2- Did you meet Anna yet? She's going to be joining me here on a regular basis, so go say hello. She's a serious gem. -3- I've got a new necklace in shop. I'm going to add more designs soon, but I riddy riddy love the oval hoop. -4- New duds for this super stud. From Twice. (affiliate) -5- Instalife -6- If I don't skip this one, then they will no longer be quick - at … [Read more...]

That Fat Shadow Man-Jerk

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A couple of weeks back (#4), I told you I was bringing a friend on board to Call Her Happy. Welp, she's here! Friends, this is Anna. Anna, this is friends. Anna will be delighting you with her writing ways on a monthly-ish basis. She's a Catholic wife and momma of two. But, I'll tell you all about her soon. For now, enjoy her first post. That's an order. How can you tell if a woman is a mother? Is it the noble and wizened glint in her eye?  Her dry, cracked knuckles parched from their e … [Read more...]