noodle and lou

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displaying little photos

do you guys order the little square prints from prinstagram?  they are some of my favorite little things!  i just choose my photos right from my instagram and poof... i have tiny prints.  i love sticking them in little bowls or jars around the house.  they are just really fun.  

so, i had these 2 original paintings that were used in my midwest-cbk line as artwork for traditional square frames.  they were just solid wood (no hole/opening for a picture) and i wanted to still use them as frames! voila... the painted center got a little piece of wood attached... and now you can use a bit of tape or ticky tack to stick a little photo on it!  that's one of the little prinstagram square photos on the "love lives here" painting.  perfect!  and it can be changed out weekly, daily, shoot... hourly if ya wanted!  

little old photos look so darling too! 

isn't it cute!?  i put these couple in the shop.  these are a little more expensive since i used the original artwork from the beautiful soul line!  but i'm thinking of making a little series of them and they'll be a bit more affordable.  what do you think?  xox..jenn

hello friends

hi everyone!  i know.  i have not forgotten you! life just got super busy and the summer flew right by and well, here we are!  i'll catch you up...
we moved.  it was hard and hot and not fun.  at all.  but we did it!  and though we have had no money and no time to do anything to our new house since we moved... we still love it!  it has a lot of potential and we think it's so charming.

it even has a little studio in the back that will be my new 'noodle and lou' space.  it needs some minor tweaks... a ceiling, drywall, electricity.   yeah.  those things would be a super start!  trying to be patient in this season of change.  i would love to have EVERYTHING done and beautiful all at once. but it's not going to happen for quite a while.  so, something to look forward to!!  

the boys started back to school a couple weeks ago.  we were able to stay in our same neighborhood and the same schools.  jake started high school.  yes.  HIGH SCHOOL.  it's like we are on fast forward over here y'all!  so grown up and smart and just a good kid.  we are very proud of him!  and henry started 5th grade.  big man on campus!  and it's going to be a GREAT year!!  

oh!  let me back track for a second... at the very beginning of summer, right before we moved... the boys and i went to maine to attend my nephew's high school graduation!  yay, rowen!!  maine was so fun and beautiful.  we stayed right near the beach and it was such a treat to be near water again!  a few pics for ya...

let's see... what else... how about louie and the cooker?  they would like to say hi to all of you! they hated moving... poor things!  whenever we move furniture around in the new house they start freaking out like we are moving again.  i'm here to tell ya... you can bury us here.  i never ever ever want to move again!!  :)

and on to my work... i'm still making originals and sticking them in the shop here and there!  if you follow me on instagram, i usually post there before i list something.  and i will start posting here way more often too.  i've received so many sweet emails and notes... thank you for checking on me!  thank you for still following along (or trying to!)!  and thank you for your crazy awesome support!!  the new licensed products for midwest-cbk are starting to hit shelves and the 2nd line is getting ready to debut as well!!  i can't wait to show you!! 

here's a peek at the 1st line at the atlanta market this summer!  isn't that the cutest idea to display the wall girls on clipboards!?

eek!  i still pinch myself over this line.  now i just hope that some shops bought it and that people love it!

loved catching up with you guys.  thanks for being here!!  and thanks for the love.  i sure love you right back!  xox...jenn

originals for sale

lots and lots going on around here... 
the end of school is QUICKLY approaching.  the boys and i are heading to maine for my nephew's high school graduation.  we are moving.  uh. yeah.  we are MOVING.  again.  you read it right.  it's a long story of how it came to be... but the bottom line is we are moving.  it is in the same neighborhood... so that is AWESOME.   the new place is darling and full of possibilities.  we are excited.  it's a good thing!!  it's just the 'getting all our stuff over there' part.  ha!  i'm tired thinking about it.  

i'll share more when it gets closer:) 

on to current events... as in today!  i'm listing a handful of original pieces from the new beautiful soul line!  you can find them in the ol' etsy shop.  the collection is available this summer... so, this is a great opportunity to own one of the originals!  thank you for all your excitement over the new collection!!  it is such a THRILL to share the joy with each of you!  

have a great day, y'all!  xo..jenn

big, happy news!!!

i've been bursting at the seams to tell you this happy news... but i wanted to wait until it was 'real'... until i had something to actually show you... and here it is!!!  midwest cbk is launching a brand new line of inspirational gifts and art... called Beautiful Soul.  and guess who is part of it?  ME! 

***running around in circles with hands flying in the air****

these new products (way more than pictured here!!) will be hitting shelves this summer.  pinch me.  thank you to all my tried and true pals... you support me through thick and thin.  i appreciate you!!!!

i'll share more soon... but i wanted you to celebrate with me!  go have a cupcake and a glass of wine!!  xoxo..jenn 

p.s. the original wall girlies will be going up a bit in price... if you want to grab one at the current price... do it before next week:):):)

auction for catherine

hi everyone!  most of you know my sweet pal catherine...her fun spirit and her HAPPY, inspiring art.  maybe you've already heard the news... she was diagnosed with breast cancer in february and is currently fighting through procedures and surgeries and treatment.  but if you know cathy, you know she is a force to be reckoned with!  we are rallying around our fellow artist, our dear friend and running an art auction to benefit her in her time of need!  i've been brought to tears so many times by the kindness of this community.  so many amazing artists that have given their time and talents... so many generous, loving people who have donated money to the fund we have set up for her!  okay... here are the details you guys... 

  • the auction is this saturday... april 26th. the auction is ONLINE... on instagram.  user @auctionforcatherine. (not super savvy with all these crazy phone apps?  you can access instagram from your computer too!  just go to ... making an account is super easy... search for @auctionforcatherine ... "follow" @auctionforcatherine ... tune in on april 26th for the auction items and you can bid on anything you want!) 

  • bidding will last for about 24 hours.  you bid by leaving your name and dollar amount in the comments.  EASY peasy! 

  • i will notify the winners at auction end. all proceeds will be directly paid to the site that jenny elkins and i have set up for catherine!  (click on the link above!)  there's lots of info there... photos, a place to leave notes for cathy... and of course you can donate if you are so moved.  we have already raised over $1800... SO BEAUTIFUL!!!  thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!  

  • after you've paid for your auction winnings...your new art will be shipped by the artist.  

here are some peeks at some of the amazing pieces...

and there's MORE... lots more.  it's going to be pretty freaking awesome.... for a pretty freaking awesome cause.  let's do this!!  xoxo..jenn

*** have questions or comments?  you are welcome to email me!  just click that contact button up there! ***

hello spring

a new painting for spookytime jingles tonight ... 
(there's a spring hootenanny going on!)

created on an old piece of salvaged barn wood.
i love the layers and history...
a one of a kind piece... so special and sweet.

the site updates around midnight EST...
stop on by if you can!

here's a little peek at some other fun things i've been working on!

these have all sold but i'm already working
on more for y'all!  these vintage spoons from around the world,
inspired me SO much!  they just looked like they needed to be turned into spoon people.  i'm tickled to bits that everyone loves them so much.  big smiles!! 

have a great weekend you guys!  xo..jenn