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jessica*bree
Soon Texas
Market research professional that loves to travel, read, watch too much tv, talk too much and generally hang out with friends. I also love to get crafty!
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A few shows I am really enjoying and that you might be missing out on! The Killing - dark, suspensful, complex. The show follows the investigation into the death of a teen age girl. You see the cops who work the case, as well as how her family deals with her death. You can catch Season 1 on Netflix. Season 2 is running now on AMC. Girls - I struggle to explain the appeal of this show! It's so awkward at times that some scenes are almost painful to watch! Yet, I can't stop. The show is about a group... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2012 at jessica*bree
I recently noticed that someone I follow on Pinterest has a "conservative mom" board. At first, I had to process this, since I think of Pinterest as perfect rooms and fattening recipes and time consuming projects. But the more I thought about it, I realized the genius of this... I love that in Pinterest you can just unsub to a board if you aren't interested in something. Which is really great when you think about it... because while I might share your love for making granny squares to cover every inch of your house, I might find your motivational poster... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2012 at jessica*bree
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What I am making: lots of cards and maybe a mini about all the places I have visited What I am worried about: my health/Crohn's & sinus issues :( What I have planned: I am going to a crop in July and Jojo is coming to visit us for Memorial Day Weekend! What I am watching: The Killing (so good!), The Good Wife (finally took Lucinda's advice and started watching this), The Wire (on HBO GO) What I am into: Obsessed with Taco Casa, my recent discovery! So so yummy for fast food. What I am thinking about: Still learning... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2012 at jessica*bree
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I have really been into card making in the last few months and realized it might be nice to share some on my blog. One thing I recently did was to create a few of my own printables to use on my cards. I made a 4x6 sheet of hearts that I then created in various color combos I had pinned. I printed them onto everyday photo paper and then cut circles and clouds out of the paper. The reason for using photo paper is because the colors are so rich and vibrant. By making my own printables, I was... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2012 at jessica*bree
jessica*bree is now following pinefeather
Jan 7, 2012
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Okay trying to get back into updating my blog... First an annoucement that I am now officially part of Scrapfreak as a DT member. Come check it out! www.scrapfreak.com Now for my weekly update: What I have been doing: Work took over my life for a while there. Just so much travel and so much going on. But this last week was my vacation and we just stayed at home. I have LOVED every minute of it. See scrappy page (bad blurry photos) about it at the bottom of this post. What I have been thinking about: About getting balance... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2012 at jessica*bree
Today I was reminded of my duty when it comes to Fall TV recommendations. I watch so much TV that many of my friends now depend on me to filter thru it all and recommend what is worth watching. I wil admit that moving to Texas and adjusting to all the changes at work has gotten a bit in the way of my TV viewing, but I made some adjustments and got back on it! I mean how can I let my friends down? So here goes my current views on the new TV. New Stuff I Like So Far...... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2011 at jessica*bree
What I have been doing: work, work and more work. And in between I have been running over to the new house each night to take care of new house stuff! Exciting but exhausting. How the hell can I try out 8 different shades of grey and still not be sure. For pete's sake its just paint. I need to move on. What I have been thinking about: I have been living like some kind of bachelorette lately... girls clothing, make-up, curling irons where ever. Girl food in the fridge. Lots of shoes all around! I am slowly cleaning up... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2011 at jessica*bree
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Art work in Philly airport Smashbooking First real traffic jam in DFW What I've been doing: Finished my crazy travel, had dinner out with the "freaks", hung with Monica What I've been thinking about: I have been thinking about stress and change and how to manage both. I have also been thinking about how cool it is that my job takes me to new places so I get to know new people and have friends around the world. What I have created: spent more time on my Weekend in Stockholm afghan and did some fun entries in my smash book... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2011 at jessica*bree
Random thoughts while on the road... Does "lol" translate if you are not American? I am guessing not. But how else do you make it clear you are not being so serious? I guess a smiley face? Why does it seem that everyone under a certain age flips their smilies? Like is (: so much cooler than :) ? Oh and I guess saying cool makes me old as well??? Can I call it going "home" when its just corporate housing and all my stuff and husband and dog are some where else? Oh and how is it that I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2011 at jessica*bree
What I've been doing: Going to farewell lunches, happy hours, crops; traveling for work; adjusting to being here in DFW alone What I've been thinking about: I have been thinking about the circles of friends in my life and how people impact each other. If find it fascinating who is in life now and who is no longer in my life. Some people I wish I had tried harder to stay in touch with but there are others I am honestly glad they are gone. What I have created: working on a table runner for the new house made from... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2011 at jessica*bree
So I have this project at work that I am having to take over that I do not love. Not only is it just not something that excites me, but its also coming in crazy late. In the world of market research, getting results late is a major sin. And why is it so late? Well I could go into a long winded explanation that only another market researcher would follow (and that no one really cares about) but basically it boils down to the fact that the data collection in the Nordic markets, particularly Sweden, is taking FOR-E-VER. And... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2011 at jessica*bree
I am depending on my friends to come visit me so I dont get too lonely!
Toggle Commented Jun 20, 2011 on Observations from Texas... at jessica*bree
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So this last week, I was in Texas with Thomas house hunting for our relocation there in a month. A few quick observations: There are stars EVERY where in Texas. I know I already mentioned this on facebook but its worth repeating. Stars in light fixtures, stars in ads, stars in the freakin concrete over passes. I am starting to think its a state requirement to have a star on or in your house in a place of prominence. There is even one currently on the house we are buying (see above). Traveling with someone who never flies was a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2011 at jessica*bree
jessica*bree is now following Michelle Clement
Jun 12, 2011
Sorry to be such a slacker lately! I really want to get back into blogging... but with my upcoming move to Texas life is crazy right now. But on to our reguarly scheduled program for today: Been dreaming of being on a design team but had no luck yet? Looking to try out something to give you that extra creative push? The Creative Soup is a small, friendly community with a kick butt creative team! We are looking to add new CT members for Q3. The commitment is for just three months, with an option to stay on for 3... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2011 at jessica*bree
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I was super excited this weekend to finally see my Fall mini for this project in the latest Create: Mini Album Idea book from Northridge Publishing! Yay! I was dying to see what pages were selected and it was so fun to see some scrappy friends and my dog in... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2011 at Memorabilia
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If you are anything like me, you eat out more than you mean to... even if its just to grab a latte from Starbucks or lunch on the run. Check out these food pages this week. First from Mara From jessica*bree Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2011 at Memorabilia
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Welcome to the Creative Soup’s Spring Forward Blog Hop! To kick off our new enhanced site we thought it would be fun to have all of our creative team members complete one of the fun Mojo Monday challenges from the first quarter. I chose to do Kim's Get Crafty challenge from January. The challenge was to reuse a non-scrappy item on a scrapbook layout, card or project of your choice. I love the idea of using non-scrappy stuff on your projects. For my take on the challenge, I re-used three items on my layout - the black mesh is plastic... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2011 at jessica*bree
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More pages from K - I just love how her album is coming together! All comments from K on how she put her pages together! For this first page, I took apart the packaging from my 4-pack of bottled soda, flattened it out and added some paper and labels for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2011 at Memorabilia
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First, a quick note that my Project Life Memorabilia Album will be featured in the soon to be realeased Mini-Album issue coming out from the publishers of Scrapbook Trends :) I can't wait to see which pages they are showing. I mailed them my Fall 2010 book. This week I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2011 at Memorabilia
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Kristin inspired us to use something from architecture to inspire our project. I was inspired by rows of buildings where each building is a different color and size to create this... I also made this layout of my coworker Christine... isn't she adorable!? I blurred out a bit of the journaling :) Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2011 at jessica*bree
I just love this layout and plan to share it on creativesoup.forumotion.com along with a link to your blog. If you would rather I not, just let me know. Thanks for sharing your great work! I am book marking your blog right now :D www.jessicabree.typepad.com
Toggle Commented Mar 16, 2011 on Puppy Page, Anyone? at Scissor Quirk.
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Today I visited a scrappy blog that is pretty new to me and I started to notice that this particular scrapper has used some the exact same embellies, colors and shapes over and over on her last 15 pages or so. I am sure this is something we all do... whether we are aware of it or not. And over-time, what we are "into" on our projects probably changes some. So I decided to take a look at my own stuff and see what things stay the same and what has changed. A few observations... First MY PATTERNS. Everyone knows... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2011 at jessica*bree
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I have some more faboo pages to share with you from the very talented K. I just love K's artsy, graphic style. Below are some pages from her book and commentary from K on what she did and notes from me on how her work has inspired me! Revamp Atelier... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2011 at Memorabilia