The Soup Bowl

Tidbits about Jillibean Soup and the life behind the bowl…

3 years of happiness November 10, 2008

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This is an old layout…you can tell because we only had one child.  I was trying to do an atypical birthday page.  I thought I was being super creative by drawing all the circles and shapes with crayons – trying to create my own design.  





No, the “e” in years is not supposed to be crooked…it’s lost it’s stickiness.  With some of these old layouts I probably can’t remember most of the supplies.  This one however, I know that most of the stuff used was from Bo Bunny (brads, chipboard letters).  The stamp is from Catslife Press.  I still use these stamps quite a bit.  If you buy them without the wood block – they’re fairly inexpensive.

Thanks for looking!



Diaper Mystery…

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Wonder who made this mess with my stash of diapers?  Got any guesses?


Hmmm…it’s looks like they took just about everything out of the basket.


What’s that, that Brooke has?  Any empty basket?


Putting the basket back…is she thinking about refilling the basket with diapers?


Nope, she’d rather sit behind the chair and play with the diapers she just dumped.


Have a good night everyone!



A “hint” of Jillibean Soup

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I have a retreat coming up this weekend at the Zane Trace Inn.  I’m very excited to just sit down and scrap (without a purpose).  I’ve been going through some old layouts while trying to organize everything.  I’m one of those people that leaves the journaling for last.  I don’t recommend doing this.  I find that I have layouts from 2 years ago that still need journaling.  Uggghhh.  Now, I can’t remember many details about the event.  Also, I’ve decided that I’m not getting as hung up on typing my journaling and starting to handwrite more.  I need to finish these pages and not be so particular!!!

Since I’m completing more pages, I will hopefully have more to share…some old, some new.

Here’s one of my latest creations. 




Here’s another layout using the same “I Hope You Dance” theme from Leann Womack’s song with the same title.  You can see hints of Jillibean Soup paper (Acorn Squash from the Spicy Pumpkin collection).  I also used the “bean brown” Alphabeans for the word “dance”.

Other supplies used: Patterned Paper – Bo Bunny, Sheer Delights – KI Memories; Flowers – Bazzill Basics; Epoxy Buttons – Making Memories. Flocked words – K&Company.

Thanks for looking!



Fun Bits for the Week…

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Fun Bits for the week of November 3rd…

  • Kami saying “I see your bum, Mommy” as I got out of the shower.
  • Brooke throwing the wipes container in the toilet.
  • Leah cheering on the Hawkeyes as they beat Penn State. 
  • Brooke saying the words “daun” (done), “bah-bah” (bye, bye) and “e-ah” (Leah).
  • Leah reading books to Kami – she was so proud (me too)! 
  • I enjoyed dinner with some girlfriends last night.  They surprised me with a cake celebrating  Jillibean Soup’s success thus far.  Thank you ladies – you made my week!!!


How cute is this cake – and the bird…love it!!!!  The cake was yummy too – it’s from Mrs. Goodman’s in Worthington.  You guys are so thoughtful!  Thanks Sarah for organizing the special celebration!!!


On a more serious note, last week was a HUGE week in history.  Our first African-American president was elected.  Regardless of your political views, this is a huge step for the US and it’s people.

The pastor of my former church passed along this list of 10 ways to pray for Obama…not because he’s an African American or because he’s a Democrat but rather because this election was monumental.  We are in need of drastic change in this country and whether or not you feel he was the man to do it, he still needs our prayers.

1. Pray for Obama’s protection. We already know that some weird, neo-Nazi fanatics in Tennessee plotted to kill Sen. Obama during his campaign. Let’s pray that racist hatred is not allowed to spread. Let’s cancel every assassin’s bullet in the name of Jesus. May civility triumph over bigotry.

2. Cover his wife and daughters in prayer. It is not easy to live under constant media scrutiny. Pray for Obama’s wife, Michelle, and their two daughters, Malia and Natasha, as they face invasive cameras, nosy reporters, maniacal fans and dangerous enemies. Obama is not only a politician but also a husband and a father. 

3. Pray that Obama will govern with God’s wisdom. God rewarded Solomon because he asked for wisdom instead of wealth, long life or vengeance on his enemies (see 1 Kings 3:11-12). Pray that Obama will order his priorities like that. Despite Solomon’s tragic character flaws, his legacy was wisdom. We can ask God to give our president the same grace.

4. Ask God to keep our president humble. Many great American leaders became corrupt after they moved to Washington. The fatal attraction of fame, wealth and power proved irresistible. The only thing that will guard a man or woman from this pitfall is humility. May God deliver President Obama from the curse of pride.

5. Pray for wise and righteous advisers to surround him. Godly leaders cannot do their job alone. Even the best leaders have failed because they trusted the wrong people. Pray that Obama will not select his counselors based on party, race, pedigree or political cronyism but on godly character and proven wisdom. Pray also that he will not allow secret traitors into his inner circle.

6. Ask for the spirit of reconciliation. Some segments of our deeply divided society want nothing to do with Obama now that he has won the presidency. Even some Christians will be tempted to harbor resentment and nurse political grudges throughout his term in office. Pray that God will grant forgiveness and healing so that leaders on all political levels can have constructive dialogue.

7. Pray that Obama will adopt pro-life convictions. Many politicians have changed their views on key issues while in office. In the 1800s some leaders who favored slavery later denounced it. In the 1950s some who opposed racial integration later became champions of it. Even though Obama won approval from many voters because he sanctions abortion, God could soften and change his heart.

8. Bind all evil forces assigned to manipulate our president. The specter of Islamic terrorism looms over the United States, and dark forces are ready to infiltrate. Our only hope lies in prayer to the God who is able to expose and outwit the schemes of the wicked. This is truly a time for spiritual warfare, and intercessors must not come off the wall in this hour! Pray that no foreign government, terrorist organization or demonic principality will use Obama as a tool. We must stand strong against the spirit of antichrist that promotes dictatorship, persecution of Christians and hostility toward Israel.

9. Pray that Obama’s door will remain open to the church. The loudest voices of secular culture—from Bill Maher in Hollywood to atheists in academia—would be happy if religion were removed from public life. Pray that Obama, who claims to have a personal faith in Jesus Christ, will unapologetically welcome Christian leaders into his company and seek their counsel. And pray that false religious leaders (who claim to know Christ but deny His power) will not have his ear.

10. Pray that our nation will enjoy God’s peace and blessing during the Obama administration. The apostle Paul instructed early believers to pray for all in authority “so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity” (1 Tim. 2:2, NASB). God’s will is for America to experience peace and prosperity so that we can continue to export the gospel to the nations. This must happen whether a Democrat or a Republican is in the White House. As we cry out for God’s mercy on our wayward nation, pray that He will allow us to be a light to the world as we finance global missions, feed and heal the world’s poor and share Christ’s love at home and abroad.