The Soup Bowl

Tidbits about Jillibean Soup and the life behind the bowl…

Catching up… March 21, 2009

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Yeah, yeah, I know…worst blogger of the year.  Blah, blah, blah.  I keep waiting to get a comment in my in-box about how bad my blogging has become.  I don’t usually go this long in between posts.  I’ve been trying to close out my books from last year.  Not a fun job and I’m not an accountant! 


I do have some things to share if you’re interested…

First of all, I need to do a shout out to a couple of birthdays I missed!  Jan (mother-in-law) and Mark (brother-in-law) both celebrated their birthdays last Monday.  Happy belated birthday to both of you!!!  Hope you had a great day!


Second, I need to do a shout-out to some friends who have helped me bunches in the last couple of weeks.  Missey, Ryan, Tracy, Kent, Sarah, Heather, Judy, Marisa, Christine, Daniela, Jamie, Kelly, Melissa and Holly.  You guys are awesome and I’m so thankful for your help!!! 


Third…the winner of the kit has not e-mailed yet. 

#116  Mel Cloutier…congrats!!! 

Mel, can you please e-mail me your address so I can send you your kit.  If Mel does not e-mail by the end of this week, I’ll pick another winner.


Fourth, Bean Talk is doing a giveaway.  Check it out! 


Back soon…promise. 😉




What the heck? March 2, 2009

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What’s the matter with Jason?  I think he’s got some issues…


I’m with Melissa – he took away that one special moment in her life and made it a crappy memory! 


Run, Molly, Run!!!!


Note: From the Bachelor, for all of you non-Bachelor fans.


Need some ideas??? December 7, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — jyeger @ 1:49 am

Hello All!


I told you in the last post that I had good intentions of doing a “12 days of Christmas” or some other craft/christmas/gift thing in December.  Well, I just didn’t get a good enough jump on it and here it is December 6th.  Soooo,  how about I direct you to other goodies?  I apologize if you are a serious blogger and have seen all of this stuff already. :-{


Check out these cute gumdrop suckers from Martha Stewart!    Or make your own wrapping paper…



You can get more ideas from Martha here


I’m thinking some kraft wrapping paper with stamped snowflakes on it and a Journaling Sprout for the tag would be the bomb!!  Ha!


Look here to make your own custom M&M’s.


Look here to create your own word search.  Leah would think this was cool..she would think it’s fun to find her family member’s names.


Check out these cute gift card holders from Jennifer McGuire.


How about this beautiful gift card holder ….


white holder with red bow


Here are the instructions from Better Homes and Gardens.


Check out these fun decorating ideas from Hostess with the Mostess.


Do you still need to make your Christmas Cards?  Check out these cards from Hero Arts.


Or you can check out these cards from Chloe Danz.  Love the chocolately Christmas!


How about buying one of these Celebrity Cards for Charity.


Blossoming Cheer Folded Holiday Greeting Cards

Heartfelt Holiday Folded Holiday Greeting Cards

Radiant Rudolph Folded Holiday Greeting Cards


Tiny Prints  also has a great selection of Holiday photo cards.  Check them out!


Have a great night everyone!  More to come soon!





Random Thoughts… December 5, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — jyeger @ 11:47 pm

Happy Friday! 


I have to apologize for not posting much this week.  I’ve been swamped and I’m getting another cold that’s been keeping me up at night. 


December 5th – what?  Already?  Where did November go?  Does anyone want to be my personal Christmas shopper this year?  Uuuuggghh!!  I received some Christmas cards in the mail today (thanks Sher – your’s was beautiful).  I haven’t even started our’s!!!  Uuuuggggh again!!


I wanted to give a shout- out to Karen, Joleen and Kathy from Herbert’s Pharmacy in Andover, Ohio.  They will be carrying some Jillibean Soup products!  My SIL Kathy is a pharmacist and works there.  Please say “hi” if you stop in!  Thanks ladies!!!


I also had great intentions of posting fun Christmas craft ideas but I’m not so sure that’s going to happen either.  I may just have to direct you to other sites with fun stuff! 


I will post a couple of cards that I posted back in October….


The papers are from the Cold Raspberry collection. 


We’ve been working on the website quite a bit recently.  For those of you that have filled out the wholesale form, the shopping cart portion should be up and running early next week.  If you have problems logging on or need additonal assistance, please send me an e-mail at


If others (non-retailers) want to take a look at the site, the products, the verbage – let me know what you think.  Your comments are greatly appreciated!


I’ve had some questions recently about a design team for JB Soup.  I would love to have one…just don’t have the time to put it together right now.  My plan is to start working on it after the CHA winter show in January.  Any new information will be posted on this blog.


If you didn’t see in a post from earlier this week, Karen and I will be doing make n’ takes at B&B tomorrow (Sat 12/05) from 3-5pm.  Please stop in and make a card or a mini-book.  Also, Alecia has added some Bean Seeds (felt pieces), Journaling Sprouts, kraft cards and plain kraft paper to her inventory. 


Hope everyone had a great week and recovered from turkey day! 



Random Turkey Talk November 25, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — jyeger @ 10:05 am

Gobble, Gobble…


With the Holidays quickly approaching, I will be taking some blogging breaks.  This is the first year my brother and sister-in-law (Kathy, who posts here regularly) will be selling Christmas trees from their Christmas Tree Farm.  You can check out their site here.  Eric and I are excited to be able to help them out on their opening weekend  – this coming weekend.  Therefore, I will not be posting during Thanksgiving break.


HOWEVER………..I will post another giveaway tomorrow…so check back!


This is a time of thanks so I ask you to remember those in need this time of year.  I know this is a difficult year for many families with the economy the way it is.  I’m sure there will be some without Thanksgiving dinner this year, so please remember to help stock your local food pantry.  I found this on the NBC4 site…

  • The Mid-Ohio Food Bank has had a 14% increase in demand from local pantries right here in Columbus.
  • 1 in 8 people in Central Ohio need help from a local food pantry in order to be able to eat.
  • If there are 1.3 Million people in Franklin County, 162,000 people need help to eat. That is enough people to fill Ohio Stadium, Crew Stadium, Nationwide and Value Center Arena!
  • One third of the people served by the Mid-Ohio Food Bank have to choose between food and shelter and half are forced to choose between eating and utility bills.

This is only in central Ohio, I’m sure there are so many more in your area of the world. 


On a lighter note…check out Julie’s cute tabletop decor here – made with Jillibean Soup papers!


Did anyone see the Sarah Mclachlan/Pink duet on the AMA’s the other night?  Gave me chills.  Love Sarah and loved the harmony with Pink! 


Want a quick chuckle…check out these “DeMotivators” posters from Despair, Inc.  I like the one about blogging…

Never before have so many people with so little to say said so much to so few.

How true is that – ha!


Check out these cute, cute turkey bibs from Etsy seller Charliz.


Like I said…random.  Just keeping you on your toes!


Have a great day!



Quick Note… November 16, 2008

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It’s good to be home.  I had a great time at our scrapbooking retreat this weekend.  Lots of laughter with the girls.  Yes, I scared Karen with my crazy driving.  Yes, I was a little “intense” when we were late and trying to find the Carlisle Inn (where we were supposed to be doing make n’ takes with the Scrapbook Groupies retreat group).  Yes, I am exhausted right now after staying up late scrappin’ 3 nights in a row.  Still, I LOVE this hobby and LOVE getting together with friends to do it!

I have LOTS of fun stuff to share this week!  I have several layouts and projects to share – all stuff made with JB Soup.  Leah will pick a winner for the turkey placecards tomorrow.  I will be doing another giveaway this week – with JB Soup journaling sprouts!  Yep, they’re finished and I love them!  I used numerous sprouts on pages this weekend.  I will be chatting with the Columbus Scrappers on Thursday evening at 10pm – looking forward to that!  Also, don’t forget JB Soup will be doing make n’ takes at B&B Scrapbooks in Powell this Saturday from 12-3.   

Have a great week everyone!



Bored??? November 9, 2008

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Got a minute…got a blog…check out this cool site.  You can add this human calendar to your blog.  Unfortunately,  wordpress is not as functunal as other blogging platforms – so I can’t install it.


If you are REALLY bored…try the big red button.  Don’t yell at me if it makes you mad.


Want to make fun of yourself?  Go to Yearbook Yourself and upload your photo.  Go through the years and see what you could have looked like (or maybe you still do – ha!).


Create your own snowflake here.


Pop bubblewrap here.  Seriously, I’m not kidding!


If you need some help getting ready for an upcoming scrapbooking retreat – ready girls?  Check out Got Sketches blogspot for layout ideas.


Have fun!