noodle and lou

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a final farewell to the past and then onto the future...

oooooh i missed you guys so much! have you given up on me yet!!?? it feels like i've been gone FOREVER!! what a wild and crazy few weeks....but we are official residents of Illinois! my parents returned home to Florida today. we are all so sad to see them go. they were HUGE helps and it was so fun to have them here!!! thanks mom and dad!! almost everything is unpacked...not necessarily in the correct places...but unpacked;) the kitchen has been DE-GREASED...i can't even begin to describe the disgustingness of that horrid task...but let's not go there because that is over and i'm just gonna let it go and try not to have nightmares of huge gobs of grease attacking me in the night. let's just say the prior tenants really, really, REALLY didn't like to clean.
movin' on...
my desk is set up and the boys just went off to see the new Star Wars movie. i am going to PAINT!!! yippppeeeeeee!! I have missed working at my little desk so much!! i know lots of you have been emailing me about when the shop will be opening back up. definitely within the week! i'm going to get some new FUN things ready for the big "re-opening" and then it's back to regular updates! i have sooo many ideas for halloween and christmas and it's really time to get rollin' on them!!
thank you so much for all your messages during my move. i really wish i could reply to each of you personally...but please know that each comment meant the world to me and i'll work on visiting you all super soon!!
my pesky camera cable is playing hide and go seek i can't upload any new photos right let's take a last little peek at the OLD noodle and lou house:) our sweet little long island cottage. marvel at the wonderment of a family of 4 living in this teeny house:) we will miss you lil' home! (click on the photos to enlarge them!!)

front door into the living room
living room
views of living room from kitchen
...loved that pointy house shaped arch:)

teeny kitchen

the hall
the ONLY bathroom
please note the width between
the door and sink!!
our "master" bedroom:)
noodle and lou's bedroom
and you've seen lots of pictures
of my studio space/boys playroom
that was in the upstairs loft...
but here's 1 last peek at that LOW
sloping ceiling:):)
wasn't it just the cutest little house!? it was so small and we just loved it! it totally worked and we really enjoyed it!

stay tuned for pictures of our new house in an upcoming post!! we love our new home and especially the wonderful neighborhood we are in!!

here's to the future!!!



michelle said...

Oh it was a wonderful little house! I love that little table and chair in your living room. Love the way you decorated period! You make me want to clean my house out and decorate all over again! I bet that bathroom was fun when you were pregnant teehee! I hope you maybe got a bit more space in the new one, being unpacked is huge! You also make me want to go clean my kitchen, what if I was hit by a bus and the church ladies saw it like that! Aaaaah! Have a great week, go paint something!

mystele said...

oh my goodness!!! what a great decorator you are! i can't wait to see what you do with your new home. take care!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jenn,
Your old house is darling!! Can't wait to see pics of the new house!! Your decorating is out of this world SWEET! Hopefully, real soon, I can commission you to paint a picture for my daughter Hollys' Frou Frou Pink (actual name of the paint) bathroom. Glad you're settling in and so glad your back in blogland! xo Amy Wingate.

Elma said...

Love the pictures of the old house how cute. I love the way you decorate!! Can't wait to see pictures of your new house which I'm sure will be beautiful. WELCOME back I missed reading your blog. Have a great week. :)

Anonymous said...

That is a cute house. Ours is so small too that we desperately need a new home! How did you manage to keep the bathroom clean two boys (uh, three)! Cant wait to see how you decorate the new place. That's one chore I wouldn't mind doing!

Holly said...

Oh, sweet very glad you've been able to catch your breath a bit. Your NY totally wonderful, both in character and your special decorating gifts. LOVE the framed pics your boys drew/painted too.

Hope you have tons of fun decorating your new home. Looking forward to hearing all about it.


~dani~ said...

So sweet and so glad you shared!! Clearly a loving home!

Fantastic Figments said...

Yes thank you for sharing what a wonderful little world you lived in and I am sure this new house will be just as sweet. Can't wait to see some of your new work!


scrapcraft said...

Oh it was soooo cute, i can't wait to see what you do with the new one.

LuLu said...

Youppi! Jenn is back! I have missed you, dawlin! Your little old house was SUPER, sure your new house will even be better! Got your little Lulette Miss Lily and I adore her. I talked about it on my blog so when you have a minute, please come over... I am getting ready to go back to work seriously too, school is almost here! Take care! LuLu xxx

Danita said...

It is beautiful Jenn! Congratulations! You did a wonderful job!

Kimberly said...

Now I even miss your cute little cottage! It looks like something that would appear in the Cottage Living Mag! I know you will make your new home just as warm & cozy. I look forward to seeing pictures.... as for your parents... Do they know there is a Hurricane heading straight for us! They should have stayed with you a few more days! Congrats on your move! Can't wait to see more art! ;) - Kim

Penny said...

Hi Jenn.
When I'm rich and famous (or just rich), I will beg you to come to my house (which I will have by then) and make it as groovy as your NY home. Can't wait to see what joy you blast into chez Illinois!

Krissysart said...

Hi Jenn. That old house was so charming. But I know you'll be able to make the new one even better. You have the touch! Good to 'talk' to you again.

Lyn said...

Oh, what a lovely home your old house is! Charming is the word to describe it! Can't wait to see photos of the new one. =)

RED SHOES said...

soo soo cute!
love all of your little decorating nooks and crannies,
can't wait to see all of your new artful spaces, I know they will be super cozy and sweet!

Heather said...

what a beautiful little house! But I have faith you will make your Chicago home just as adorable and loved :)

POPIN Sisters said...

your "old" house is just as cute as I imagined it would be - can't wait to see the new home!! ~Jamie

bumblebird said...

Oh so sweet and charming! I love the eclectic mix of furnishings and all the colorful art...such a happy home for your family. I hope the new one is just as sweet!

Carol B. said...

Welcome back!
Congratulations on your new home! May you be more blessed than ever! Can't wait to see all the new art goodies!
Carol B.

mystele said...

jenn, i love nesting, and had to come back to check out these photos again. you've inspired me to make some changes in my home!!! and,i figured i'd look at your archives as long as i was here. wow! what a lovely blog you've created. i've never looked through your archives, and i've been so inspired today. thank you! you are SO on my top 10 list, Girl! huge hugs to you! take care...

Sarah said...

What a sweet little house. We moved to from a teeny tiney house. We just moved a few months ago as well and oh! to have the girls in one bathroom and us in the other...and still have a guest powder room. I'm in heaven!
Vintage Lily

carissa... brown eyed fox said...

oh my... you would have had to drag me outta there!
so fun...
so full of life!

how neat to get to create a new "home" though!

Mandarine said...

What a lovely house, I really enjoy all rooms,

jenny holiday said...

oooooohhhh!!! such a sweeeeet and happy cozy home!! Love it all to bits!! So great!!

Thanks so much for sharing!! :)

Love your home/work/world to bits!

xoxo Jenny