The Soup Bowl

Tidbits about Jillibean Soup and the life behind the bowl…

Mom, Some Day I want you to buy me a… September 24, 2008

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Mom: And what would you do with that?

Leah: Ride it.

Leah: Oh, and it has to be pink.

Leah: Pink or Yellow.  I don’t care.

Mom: OK, Leah…I’ll look into that.


What’s your color? September 23, 2008

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There are so many great blogs out there…one I like to visit is “How about Orange”.  Jen and Jenn – you both will love this site with your love of orange. 

If you’re not familiar with graphic design, then you’ve probably never heard of the Pantone Matching System.  It’s color system used to communicate colors between artists, graphic designers, printers, fashion designers, interior designers and many others.  It’s a great way for everyone to be on the same page when it comes to color. 

Jessica (from “How About Orange”) recently posted a link to Pantone’s Colorstrology.  I invite you to check it out and see what your color pallete is.

Here’s mine…

January is Caramel Color…how appropriate is that!  Here’s the description for people born on January 15th (my bday)…

YOU have a very strong will and are determined to get what you go after.  The challenge here is to know what really gives you pleasure.  Although monetary worth is very important to you, it is not the end all in regard to contentment.  Try to develop a strong belief system and practice faith whenever possible.  You are capable of many things.  Your personal color helps you stay true to your inner self.  Wearing, meditating or surrounding yourself with Cedar Wood can help you stay uplifted. 

Wow.  For those of you that know me, you know I wear a ton of brown.  My home is decorated with all shades of brown.  And….of course, Jillibean Soup and the whole brown kraft thing.


Cards for Heroes Update… September 22, 2008

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Hello crafting buddies!  Jennifer McGuire has extended the Cards for Heroes drive until Oct 15th.  I still plan on sending my cards out by the end of the week.  If you don’t want to pay for shipping, I would be happy to send them with mine.  Just shoot me an e-mail. 

In the meantime, how about a little inspiration…

Patterned Paper: Jillibean Soup, Button: Creative Cafe, Ribbon: JoAnn’s..message is on the inside.

Patterned Paper: I think it’s the Paper Studio, Scallop border (Bazzill), Journaling Sprout: Jillibean Soup, Stamp: Hero Arts, Ink: Ranger

Patterned Paper: Jillibean Soup, Scallop Border: Bazzill, Ribbon: May Arts

Thanks for looking!


Fun Bits for the Week…

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Fun bits for the week of Sept 15th…

  • Leah asking me (while driving) if I still had eyes in the back of my head.
  • Kami counting to 13.
  • Leah getting the “I am Special” plate after she helped her friend Morgan read a book at school.
  • Brooke gathering her shoes when it’s time to go somewhere.
  • We all enjoyed some “fall” fun yesterday with our friends Kent and Tracy and their twins, Nickolas and Delaney.  Here are some pics…

Fun on the hayride.  Kami has a thing for Kent. 🙂

Having a sack race.  Yes, I’m participating too…

Hubby was in control of the camera and took way too many photos of me!  Check out that hair!  And, yes I was losing miserably.

Brookie looking around to see what she could do next.

Leah riding the bucking bull. 

Kami has been giving me these crazy grins lately.  This is her “smile” right now. 

  • We also enjoyed some backyard fun last night.  As usual, Mom gets her camera out…

OK, love this.  Brooke was enjoying a “non-traditional” ride on the swing.

The girls in the treehouse.  Love the “piggies”.  And yes, Leah is in a princess dress-up outfit. 

Have a great week!


Fall… September 21, 2008

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Love it!

It’s my favorite season.

I grew up in Northwestern Pennsylvania where there are many trees and fall is absolutely gorgeous.

I love the change from summer to fall.

I love wearing jeans and sweatshirts.

I love the changing of the trees.

I love visiting the pumpkin patch.

Probably obvious to you…I love fall colors!

It represents the beginning to the end of the year…Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Oh, and it represents new episodes of my favorite shows!!!

Hope you had a good weekend!


A little Boo… September 18, 2008

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I thought with all the power outages (and the spookyness that comes with the dark) that I would share a couple of Halloween cards… 

Love the cute diecut bats…Martha Stewart punch.  The chipboard letters are from Bo Bunny.

OK, So I haven’t mastered the bows on the side…need some help with that if anyone has any tips? 

Having some fun with Jillibean Soup Alphabeans (which are being re-printed next week and will hopefully be in stores in 2-3 weeks).  Also included is a Maya Road journaling spot and that cute spider is from Sandylion.

This card is actually a “flat” meaning it doesn’t open…it’s flat.  The “best witches” stamp is from Stampin’ Up. 

Thanks for lurking!


I’ve lost all control!

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Yep, that’s right…I don’t have any control over my kids anymore.


They’re ganging up on me.

Leah used to be so good when it was just her.  She and her sister now have a conspiracy against Mom.

Kami told me “no” yesterday when I asked her to clean up the toys.  Kami never talks back!  She’s an “OK, MaMa” kind of girl.

They jump on the furniture when I’ve asked them not to.

They laugh when I yell at them.

Brooke completely ignores me when I ask her not to do something.  It’s as if I’m not even in the room.

They feed the dog their food at lunch.

They completely ignore me when I tell them to do something, like brush their teeth.  They keep playing and laughing and giggling.  Hello…I just yelled at you!

Leah has started telling me how to raise Brooke.  Yesterday, Brooke was standing up in her high chair which I sternly told her not to.  After the second time, Leah said “if you would just buckle her in, she wouldn’t do that”.  Duh, I know.

Sobbing, Weeping, Crying…no control whatsoever.