The Soup Bowl

Tidbits about Jillibean Soup and the life behind the bowl…

More Fun… July 30, 2009

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I’m just a little tired…posting everyday wasn’t working. 😦  Here are some more pics from the booth….




Some Alphabet Soup anyone?




Soup Staples – lighting is not so hot but cute board, cute layout from Laura Vegas, yummy papers. 🙂




Lots of these little guys running around.




A little playtime…




New alpha – people are loving these!  This thing took forever, but well worth the wait. 🙂




Everything is going well!  The booth looks great, the people are nice, we are writing orders.  Ya Hoo!

Have a great day!



Greetings from Orlando… July 27, 2009

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Hello!  Got some pics to share.  We had a VERY successful day yesterday setting up the booth so just a bit of “fluffing” today to do. 


Here’s what we start with…crates.  Yes, after losing a dresser, a couple of walls, 8 frames – we decided it was time to crate everything.


A very sweaty Eric.  They don’t turn the air conditioning on in the convention center until show time so it’s just a bit HOT!


Booth look familiar?  Lighting is horrible until show time so I apologize for the dark photos….  I see a Christmas tree in the corner…


Summer and Kimber…after running in the rain.  We had some serious rain and thunderstorms yesterday.  They’re having way too much fun!


Soup Staples board…needs a little fluffing. 


Stamps and Alphabeans board.

More tomorrow.  Have a great day!



The winner of the 3 new collections is… July 23, 2009

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#29 Jolene!  Congrats! 


Busy,busy,busy. I thought when our boys were grown, things would slow down. I’m still waiting! I feel like I’m not accomplishing anything, and I haven’t even had any time for scrapbooking.


When you get a minute, can you send your contact info to  Maybe some hot-off-the-press papers can get your creative juices flowing!


Thank you everyone who participated!


I’m off to CHA in the am.  I have soooo much to share and will post some pics this weekend from Florida.  Lots of great projects for the booth and fun, fun stuff that I’m excited to share! 


Everyone have a great weekend! 



A couple of links and a Giveaway! July 17, 2009

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Did you think I forgot?  I didn’t…just another crazy day at the Jillibean house! 


First,  let’s share some links…


*Read story below and then check this out.


Kathy (SIL) sent me this link – Kathy, why don’t you start a blog?  It’s a link to Aleida’s Challenge.  Read the story below and you’ll understand…


Many scrapbookers knew Aleida Franklin. She was a wonderful wife and mother and a brilliant artist. I didn’t know Aleida personally, but she taught me something I will never forget.

She emailed me last year to tell me she loved my blog and to ask if I like my short hair-cut. This lead to a series of emails which eventually led me to remark that I really loved how often she posted pictures of herself with her children on her blog. And she replied to me, “Have you ever seen a photograph of your own mother and thought to yourself how fat she looked? Or how she wasn’t wearing make-up? Or wasn’t dressed in a glamorous outfit?” Of course my answer was no.

She then responded with saying that she made it a goal to take a picture of herself with her children at least once every month. And that to use excuses about how we look, as women, is ridiculous, since our children will never care what we looked like, but only that we had physical evidence of the bond between mother and child.

Aleida tragically and unexpectedly passed away last September, leaving 2 small children and a grieving husband. After she passed I thought of how those children must feel to have those precious photographs. I have made it my personal goal to follow her wise suggestion and I now take photos of myself with my children….double chins, make-up free, bed-head and all.

I invite Mothers everywhere to take Aleida’s Challenge. To photograph yourself with your children each and every month. And to post them here so that we can see Aleida’s legacy unfolding.


I will be the first to say that I hardly EVER take photos with my children for the very reasons that were listed (hair not done, no makeup, bad angles, looking frumpy).  I think this is a good reminder and I’m taking on this challenge for the next 6 months.  Let’s see if I can do it!  Thanks Kathy!


Paper Pinwheels


*A couple weeks ago, Ingrid had some Jillibean pinwheels on the Bean Talk blog.  Check here for instructions from Martha.


*I posted pics of our new buttons today on the Bean Talk blog.  If you love vintage buttons, check these out on Etsy.  I think that’s a pretty good deal!


*I get tracebacks on the Bean Talk blog all the time for  She’s wraps up the weeks best blog posts (which yes, I’m excited to say Jillibean has had some links posted there).  Tutorials, templates, tips and tricks….it’s all there!  Warning…you might get addicted and spend hours in blogland!


Oh, and did I mention a giveaway too? 


If you’re interested in winning a paper pack of each the new Lentil, Alphabet and Talk Soup collections than leave a comment about July and what you’ve been up to!  A winner will be picked next Thursday, July 23rd 9:00pm EST.  I leave for CHA on the 24th so I’ll be sure to get it in the mail before I leave. 😉


Have a great weekend!



Happy 2nd Birthday Brookie! July 16, 2009

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Brooke with head gear1











Somewhere along that timeline, you got quite ornery!  All the pics Mom has are all of you getting in trouble!  Hopefully this 2yr old thing will go fast!  Ha!

Wishing you a wonderful birthday!  Love you to the moon and back my funny girl!




Why our garden doesn’t grow… July 15, 2009

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Enough said…

Have a great day! 

Oh, I should mention…I will have a giveaway on Friday with some of our new Jillibean goodies!  Check back soon!



Happy 3rd Birthday Kams!!!! July 13, 2009

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Eric’s sitting here with me as I load these photos.  He’s chuckling because we still get that same face that is in the very first newborn photo…we see it all the time. 

Kami is a sweetie and I know she’s melted the hearts of many of our friends – right Kent?  Love that smile and it makes my heart sing when I see it.  We are so very, very blessed to have Kami in our lives! 

Happy 3rd baby girl!!!

Love ya bunches!



Fun Bits for the Week…

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Fun Bits for the last 3 weeks 🙂  Catching up here…

**WARNING – Long post!

  • Kami singing gotta get, get as in Black Eyed Peas “Boom, Boom, Pow”.  We’ve got to start listening to another radio station!
  • Brooke looking in my shirt and saying “boobies”!  What?  I guess we talk about boobies way too much around here.  Poor hubby is surrounded by females!
  • Leah is becoming the “big sister” more than ever now.  She thinks she’s the boss of her two younger sisters.  She tells them how many bites they need to eat and directs them to the toys she thinks they should play with. ;(
  • Got lots of  pics from the last couple of weeks…


  • Leah had soccer camp a couple of weeks ago.   She had a great time with her friend Anne.  The last day everyone enjoyed a water gun battle.


  • Here’s my serious soccer player!  Check out those quads!


  • The birthday party crew.  My 3 girls have birthdays 3 weeks apart so this year we decided to have one big party for all 3!  It was a fun celebration!


  • Here are my nieces Alyssa and Camille helping Brooke make her “goodie bag” for the pinata.


  • Here’s Brooke going after the pinata. 🙂


  • Here’s Grant going after the pinata – check out that face!


  • Here’s Kami holding up her freshly decorated goodie bag.


  • Leah and her friend Brooke showing off their artwork.


  • Heather and Lucas look like they’re having difficulty with the egg carton nature hunt. 😦


  • Here’s Kams with her yummy birthday cake!


  • The family. Aww.


  • We were lucky to have all of hubby’s family in town for the party.  His sister’s live in Maine and Washington state so it’s not easy to have everyone together.  The kids had a great time!


  • After party fun included more eating and water fun!


  • Grandma bought the girls a Slip n’ Slide…


  • Kami didn’t slide much – she decided it was more fun to get a drink out of the squirting water.


  • I’m thinkin’ Lucas had some fun! 🙂


  • I’d say Elaina was havin’ some fun too!  Cute pics of the Maine cousins!

So glad to be getting caught up!  I still have another weekend of photos to post but will hold out until later on.  Up tomorrow – Happy Birthday Kami!




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Anybody out there?  Anyone…anyone…anyone?  Hello, again – it’s me Jill.  Do I need to introduce myself?  😉 

Ugh, Grrr, Gees…guess the blog is the first thing to go when you’re busy.  No, I take that back – exercise is!

I’ve got so much to share – lots of family stuff going on this past couple of weeks as well as some pics from our trip.  I’ve got to get back to fun bits this week too!  Look for some posts – finally.   Karen also reminded me to post some pics of the AWESOME book that my Jillibean supporters made.  I will share soon! 

I’ll leave you with this tonight…



The dress….maybe I should have worn black! 😉



Greetings from New Hampshire July 3, 2009

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Hubby and I are here for a wedding!  We are having a great time catching up with some old friends! 

I know I’ve been MIA the past week – it’s been a bit crazy.  We hosted family last weekend for a combined bday party for all 3 girls.  Yes, I have lots of pics to share…just need the time to throw them together in a post.  Also, if you haven’t already checked it out…Bean Talk has lots of CHA-Summer Sneak Peeks going up this month and a chance to win new product!!! 

Will post more in the next couple of days! 

Have a great weekend and a safe 4th!