Thursday, June 9, 2011

Sign on Leah's Door...

I swear this girl is already 15.  The other day she totally back-talked to me and when I told her that was not ok, she went upstairs and slammed her door.  Right now I'm lucky I can threaten her with groundings from playing outside.  Grrr.  Anyhow, this was a sign she hung on her door a couple of weeks ago.  In case you can't read it, it says...

Parents are aloud (allowed) for free
Kid paper passes for 1 day - 6 and up are $2
If you never want to buy a $2 one, 1 year is $20 and forever living is $50
Thank you Leah

Atleast she's got a good sense of humor. 

Have a bad day - NOT!


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Makes Me Giggle...

The other day I looked in the backyard where the girls were playing with the neighbor girls and I saw this hand sticking out of a box.  I started laughing out loud - what a funny sight to see in my backyard!  I don't know where they got the box, what Emma was doing in the box or what they were playing but it made me giggle.  You can see Brooke is intrigued too ...and yes, she's in here jammies (went back outside after getting ready for bed).  I think I should do a page about this - may have to do some research and find out what was the story behind "Emma in the box". ;)

Have a grrrreaaat day!


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Coach Cards...

I had to quickly pull together a couple of cards for our soccer coaches.  Here's what I came up with with Monster Stew...

Enjoy the rest of your day! 


Sunday, June 5, 2011

Hmmm, Fun Bits, Where have they been?

Busy with dance recitals, new product development, Brownie parties, hiring new employees, soccer games, soccer assessments for travel soccer next year, setting up the consumer site, starting to exercise again, getting ready for a garage sale, and the list goes on and on....

Anyhow, how about some Fun Bits for the last month?

*Eric caught Brooke hiding behind the chair yesterday eating chocolate. 
*Speaking of Brooke/chocolate - about a week ago, Brooke tried to sneak chocolate out the door after I told her she could not have it!
*Kami enjoyed her boyfriend's birthday party. ;)  Deacon's Mom called to invite Kami to the Chuck E Cheese party.  During the conversation she proceeded to tell me that Kami kissed Deacon at school ...twice!!  I was a bit shocked.  Kami's already initiating!!!  Kami and I had to have a talk about inappropriate behavior at preschool. ;)  Here's Deacon...

*I'm not going to see the girls much this summer - they LOVE playing outside!
*Speaking of outside - Brooke (reminder here-she's almost 4) keeps butting heads with the new neighbor girl (who's almost 4).  They fight over toys all the time - 2 peas in a pod!
*I had a fun visit to Iowa even though my flight out of Chicago was cancelled so I drove in a too-expensive rental car to Des Moines to get there 7 hours earlier and when I returned home the next day my luggage couldn't keep up and didn't make it home!!! 
*Lily (dog) can't stand the heat anymore...she's outside for 5 minutes and she comes in panting like she's been out there running for an hour.  It's hell to get old!
*I mentioned that Leah was joining a travel soccer team.  We're going to try it next year.  It's through a local program that does not focus on winning as much as teaching skills and teamwork.  Here's some pics from her last game...

*Seems like I have lots of pics from the last month so I'll share more this week!

Have a good one!


Sunday, May 8, 2011

Fun Bits...

Crazy week again with Mega Meet, but ahhhh, I don't have a class to teach, an expo to attend or any big events until mid-July.  Woo Hoo!!!!! 

How about some fun bits for the last 2 weeks.... Fun Bits for the week of May 1st ...

*Lately Brooke has been reciting "We're not perfect, we're parents"...apparently she heard this on a TV show and keeps saying it.  It makes me laugh because it's oh, so correct!!!
*I spoke with Kami's boyfriend's Mom at preschool.  Deacon said Kami broke it off, not him.  She told him she was sorry that she was going to break his heart.  Oh my, I'm not ready for this kind of stuff!
*Kami told me I had a beard the other day...lovely.
*Brooke and I had a conversation about my boobs the other day.  She thinks that they will come out of her belly when she gets older. 
*Leah had an awesome assist at soccer the other day. 
*Eric and the girls made me a yummy breakfast for Mother's day today...homemade waffles, cinnamon rolls and bacon, yum!  They also let me hang out on the couch for most of the day catching up on my Bravo shows and I got to take a nap!

Happy Mother's Day to all of the Mom's out there and anyone that's felt the love of a Mom!

Have a great week!


Thursday, April 28, 2011

Twinkle Toes in the House...

I'm not sure bling, sparkles or glitter will ever leave our house. ;)

Have a good one!


Monday, April 25, 2011

Fun Bits for the Week...

Fun Bits for the week of  4/18/11...

Yes, I know I haven't posted in a week.  I'm in complete chaos right designs, new website modules, new mid-show release, Easter in the middle of all of that, prep for Mega Meet, prep for upcoming classes, new product for the consumer site - shall I go on? 

Here's some fun bits for the last two weeks...

* While driving to the waterpark last Thursday, we went by downtown Columbus.  Eric asked the girls what city it was and Leah said "New York".  Mom said "I wish".  Brooke chimmed in and said "and there's the ocean".   Laughter from Mom and Dad.
* Impressively Brooke typed our house number on the calculator without prompting.
* Kams is back together with her boyfriend at preschool - thank goodness. ;)
* If you see Brooke, ask her to sing "Peace like a wiver" - you will thoroughly enjoy it.
* Leah is definitely 7 going on 15.  Bossy.  Complaining all the time.  Snaps at Mom.  Gets mad easily.
* Kami is insistent that she's getting so big, so fast.  I keep reminding her - yes, I know.
* Brooke told me I had big boobs when she saw me naked in the bathroom stall at the waterpark.  Little does she know they're 3 times smaller than they used to be!
* We enjoyed our visitors over the Easter weekend!  Ron, Kathy and the girls came down for a waterpark adventure, Easter egg hunt and Easter morning.  I have some pics to share!!!

One sweet bathing beauty.  Looking through these pics - she seems to be smiling more for me.  She was having a ball at the waterpark - I had to keep an eye on her because she was starting to be a little daredevil on the slides.

See that big black funnel in the middle - to my surprise, Leah rode down that slide with her Dad.  It's like a funnel.  She really impressed me - since she's still afraid to put her face in the water. ;)

One tired bubs sitting with Uncle Ron.

Kami had a blast too!  Slide, steps, repeat....slide, steps, repeat.

Alyssa had to sneak in some texting but Aunt Jill caught her! ;)

Brooke wasn't as concerned about the Egg hunt.  She got tired really fast and was ok with only a couple of eggs.  Good thing her sisters and cousins were there to help her find her "34" eggs.  Thanks Aunt Kathy!

The crew before the hunt.  They look happy!

Kami's on a mission!

Camille doesn't look thrilled to have Aunt Jill taking her picture while she's creatively coloring eggs.

Pretty colors.

Peeps for breakfast?  Makes a girl happy.

Purple was our color this year.

The whole gang all dressed up and ready for church! 

Have a great week everyone!


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Grumpy Dad

This is Brooke's take on Dad when he's grumpy...

Not too bad if you ask me...for a 3 yr old anyhow. ;)

Have a good one!


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Oh so simple but cute CARDS!!!

I usually make more cards than layouts...these were incredibly simple.  I love how clean they look and the corrugated shapes add the right amount of punch! 

If you cut one of the owls out of the Silly Owls paper, it fits perfectly behind one of the corrugated owls (in with the hearts).

Who doesn't love trees?

I gave this card to our new neighbors with some flowers.  I think it's my favorite of the 4.  The bird makes me smile.

Have a FANTABULOUS day!  <---- that's my new favorite word. ;)


Monday, April 11, 2011

Fun Bits for the Week...4.4.11

Fun Bits for the week of 4.4.11...

* Lily (dog) started her new meds this week and seems to be doing fine.  The funny thing is the meds come in the form of treats and she's hesitant to eat them.  Before we had to stuff her pills in a treat and half the time she would spit them out!
* I lost 6 pounds but quickly gained half of it back with my trip to Wisconsin.  Hopefully this weather can get me back in gear!  I'm supposed to be in a bathing suit in 2 weeks (indoor waterpark).  Yikes!!!!!
* Kami told Eric today that her boyfriend Decon "broke up with her because he has a different girlfriend"...she's 4!  I can't wait to see Decon's Mom on Wednesday to see what happened! ;)
* Brooke said we were eating at Max & Sunday's tonight was a combination of Max & Ermas and Ruby Tuesdays. ;)
* I'm looking forward to a women's retreat with our church this weekend.  I could really use some spiritual guidance these days.
* Eric is filling out paperwork for a second set of school pictures for Leah...I don't understand why they take them twice a year now?  Yes, I know, to make more money....  Seems crazy to me.  They have digital backgrounds to choose from and I choose none of them!
* I really enjoyed my trip to Wisconsin this past weekend. The Scrapbook Store in Greenfield was beautiful...thank you Beth and Angie!  My students were very friendly and well behaved ;).   Love seeing Stephanie from Bella and I visited her offices.  Jen and I had a good time too! We just giggle and it makes me feel young again!  Here are a couple of pics...

Jen is absolutely giddy about being published for the first time - her first try at applying!!!!!  Congrats Jen!  Way to go!

One side of the classroom...there's Stephanie in the middle...notice she and Morgan are talking.  I had to keep a close eye on them to make sure they were following directions! ;)

Cupcakes by Beth!  Yummy!  She even made the cute sugar pics on top out of Jillibean paper!

Some Jillibean goodness.  They had a cute banner and pinwheels hanging up for me. 

What I don't have a picture of is of the Thrift store that's right next door to the Scrapbook Store.  They had hundreds (maybe even thousands) of 2nd had Barbies hanging up on peg boards in the entrance on on the walls - oh my, it was quite creepy!

That's it for me!  Have a great week!


Friday, April 8, 2011

New Blog Button...

If you're interested in helping us pick a new blog button, head on over to the Jillibean blog!  We're letting our readers pick the winner!  Also, there's a GIVEAWAY going on.

I'm headed to Wisconsin to teach 2 card classes and a mini album.  It should be a fun weekend!  I'm anxious because Stephanie Hunt from Bella Blvd will be attending my classes!  I have to be at the top of my game! ;)  Wish me luck!

I'm sure I'll have pics and stories to share.

Have a great weekend!


Monday, April 4, 2011

Fun Bits for the Week of 3.28.11

Fun stuff going on at the Yeg house ...the week of 3.28.11

* Brooke yelling "who dranked out of my Jesus cup" of her older sister's VBS cups...made me giggle.
* Leah finally started soccer - she's been ready but the weather has not been cooperating.
* Lily (dog) and hubby have been fighting over snoring time at night - they go back and
* Brooke and Kami making their babysitter laugh until she cried with their singing of Katy Perry's song "Firework".
* Saturday morning I found myself watching Yo Gabba Gabba (which I can't stand) but only because Jack Black was on the episode and I couldn't believe he would wear that orange suit!
* Thoroughly enjoyed game night with the neighbors and friends.  Nice to have some non-Jillibean fun!
* Happy Birthday Uncle Jeff - 4.4.11
* This is how kids get dressed in our house without supervision...

Have a great week!


Friday, April 1, 2011


I'm thrilled to have so many people apply for our design team - so many talented people I should say, but it's really hard for me to let people down.  I know that people purchase new products, they try new techniques, they re-write their application 10 times so it sounds just right.  I know this and that just makes it even harder for me.  I don't want anyone to feel like it wasn't worth it.  Please keep trying.  Many of our past DT members were either guest designers or we've seen their work before and really liked what they did with Jillibean products.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for applying, it means the world to me that all of you support Jillibean Soup.

Here is the new team:


Congrats to the ladies!  I can't wait to see some of the great new stuff you cook-up!


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Want to help stuff eggs?

Since I'm in charge of our Easter Egg Hunt at church, that means I'm in charge of getting 2000 eggs filled!  If anyone wants to join me next Monday eve (4th)...I'll be stuffing.

Have a good one!


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Quick Card to Share...

Busy week, getting back into this blogging thing.  Last week I had all my posts prepped on the weekend...didn't happen this week.  Trying to remember what fun stuff to put up here! 

Here's a card that I made this weekend at a private crop at B&B.  I had a great time with friends and new friends. 

Simple, but cute.  Love using the Unity stamps...they stamp so effortlessly. 

I have some layouts to share from the weekend too!  I just need to get some good pics.

Have a great day!


Sunday, March 27, 2011

Fun Bits for the Week of 3.21.11

A bit of fun for the week of 3.21.11...

* I have no idea where she learned it but Brooke has been heard singing "Woop There It Is" around the house and in the car.  It's just funny - you never know what's coming out of that kids mouth!
* We enjoyed our first trip to the zoo with some friends early on in the week...we were treated to a show by the "monkeys".  I wanted to cover the girl's eyes. ;)
* Brooke was heard making fun of a teenager wearing a purple shirt - she said "boys aren't supposed to wear purple".  Once again, I have no idea where she learned that!  She also said that "she's the boss and he can't wear that shirt". 
* The girls spent some time with Uncle Ron, Aunt Kathy, Alyssa and Camille this past week/weekend - on the drive up to PA, they wanted to watch "Elf".  Leah and Kami love this movie and watch it at any time of year!
* I enjoyed meeting lots of lovely ladies at the Memories Expo this past weekend and at a private crop.  Hello to my table mates!!! ;)  I'm excited to show you some cards and layouts I completed!  <----yep, COMPLETED!!  Woo Hoo!
* On a sad side note, our poor little poocher could use some prayers.  She's been having seizures again - too many of them.  We're starting some new meds this week which we hope will calm them.  Also, I'm noticing more "spots" on her - she's in the age range for cancer for dogs.  :( 

Have a great week everyone!


Saturday, March 26, 2011

Need Some Inspiration?

Wanna know where I go to look for inspiration?  Google of course...that will take you anywhere you want to go, that's how I get most of our soup names....I just google words that pertain to the design and find a recipe that fits.  I look to lots of other places for design inspiration - catalogs, magazines, design books, home decor books...I get color combinations from just about anywhere.  I have been looking up typography and letters for a couple different reasons.  I need to spell the remainer of S-O-U-P for my office and I need large letters - I have the "S".  Also, I'm wanting to do a fall line about typography. 

Here's so stuff on Etsy I ran into...

Personalized Boutique Custom Boys/Girls Baby Child Name Wood Block Letters -- Nursery -- Hanging -- Elephants Leaves -- Green Blue White

You can view more of Oh My Buttons and Bows here.

Retro Modern Wood Letters- "AT" symbol in red

Love these letters from EdiesLab.

vintage coffee bean bag chairs

How cool are these vintage coffee bean bag chairs!!!!  You can see more from Blanaid (Ireland) here.

Shut the front door 18x22 handmade sign

Love this and want one for my office. ;)  This comes from WilliamDohman and sells for $175.

CHECKBOOK COVER - Vintage Colored Typewriter Keys

Here's a cool checkbook cover...this is being sold by Two Polkadots

So much cool stuff and so little time to explore. :)

Have a good one!


Friday, March 25, 2011

Join me for an Easter Egg Hunt...

Hoping some of you local gals can bring your families - I have a feeling it's going to be fun!

Let me know if you have any questions!


Thursday, March 24, 2011

Couple of Cards to Share...

You're gonna see more cards on this blog than layouts...I just don't have time to scrap like I would like to.  I do, however, make time for cards which I love.  I've been teaching more this spring and most of the classes I'm teaching are card classes.  You can still join me at The Scrapbook Store (Wisconsin), Mega Meet (Michigan), Scrap Happy (Tiffin, OH)...would love to have you!

Have a great day!


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Another Paper Bag Mini....

I've been working on another paper bag mini for my upcoming event in Wisconsin at The Scrapbook Store.  Here's some pics...

I have a tutorial on my old blog on how to make the album with lunch bags.  You can view it here (btw, when I was looking it up, I realized it was back in 2008 - holy cow, time flies).  I'll post more pics of the album once it's complete!  Love the colors in Chilled Strawberry!

Have a great day!


Monday, March 21, 2011

Fun Bits for the week of 3.13.11

Fun Bits for the week...

*Leah received her report card/comments - guess what...she's a perfectionist.  She doesn't like to get things wrong and won't answer questions if she thinks she doesn't know the answer.  Sounds like her mama to me. ;)
*Laina and I started on a mid-show release - it has some cute summer-themed details in it! 
*Day 1 after spring break has started...Leah is "bored".
*Hopefully Lily's new meds will help cut out some of the seizures she's been having.
*Hubby and I enjoyed date night Friday night with a good meal and Les Miserables!  Thanks babe for the tickets!
*Brooke was heard singing Lady Gaga's "Born This Way"...born this way, born this way, born this way, trick, trick, trick, trick, born this way, born this way, born this way.  Yeah, I know, she should not be listening to that kind of music anyhow.
*I learned this weekend that our new neighbors are both Purdue graduates - hubby is excited....well, as excited as he gets. ;)

Here's a pic of my dancin' girl...

Have a great week!


Saturday, March 19, 2011

Spring Break...

Yay!!!  We finally have sunshine!  Man the winters are gray here.  I'm thrilled to see some tulips popping up, the grass is beginning to turn and I can see some growth on the trees. 

The girls, hubby and I enjoyed the St. Patty's day parade last weekend.  Here's a couple of pics...

Sorry if you saw this on Facebook on on the Bean Talk blog - it makes me giggle everytime I look at Brooke's face.

Big balloon for our little town. ;)   It was windy that day so I'm sure the string holders got an arm workout. 

Cutie patutie in her shamrock shades..

Mom and Kams - staying warm.

These funny blow-up Leprauchans.  See them every year!

That's the "good" smile. 

Hope you have been enjoying the sunshine!

Have a good one!