noodle and lou

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NOW it is Christmas time!!

my LAST work orders have shipped out
and are on their way. all of my family's packages are wrapped
and shipped (thanks to an all nighter last night...eeeek!)
I sound like a frog (from my cold that won't go away).
I look like a raccoon (think BIG dark circles under the eyes people!).

But. I. am. done.


NOW it is Christmas time for me!
I am going to ENJOY a much needed BREAK.
but, before I are some pictures of the noodle and lou
house that I've been promising to show you!
I can finally enjoy my decorations...yay!
(can you tell that I'm happy?)

so, come on in...

I love our little tree that Jake, Henry and I found. It's leaning a bit to the left, which is semi-driving me nuts...but other than that I love it:)

Our tin Mexican Angel makes the perfect tree topper

Henry's sweet little Gingerbread house...

the little vintage Santa bell that we ring every Christmas Eve...

don't you love that sweet little vase by Farmer Julie? I need tons more of her lovely work:)

chair of silly Christmas stuffed animals... designed by Henry:)

fun snowman night light. Look at his polkadot collar! Love it...

Look at the clay snowman my Mom made! He is so cute:) Keep creating Mom!

my bedroom's pink tree with lots of my favorite ornies

garland with white lights along the headboard...looks so pretty at night:) Do you see that little elf hiding in my bed?!

and on to the boys' room!

this picture is really showing what an issue I have with symmetry...oh brother!

Jake's tree...

Henry's tree...

What a cozy place to dream about Santa!

Now, don't you think for a second their beds ever look like this on a normal day. I made them up for the pictures folks. I would LOVE for them to look like this every day...but I am quite happy with just once in awhile:)

And just to keep it real...because no one's house can look like this every day!...
here is a picture of my studio. And I'm not cleaning it up. I'm closing the door and heading to the couch:)

And later I'll play with these crazy kids;)
see the craziness oozing out of their skulls!?

Christmas break is officially here.
mr. noodle and little lou are THRILLED!
see ya school!

class parties were had...

adorable programs were performed we just wait for Santa.
Merry Christmas my sweet friends!
Enjoy this wonderful time!


tascha said...

WOW!!! Everything looks so beautiful! I just love it all!!!
Merry Christmas Jenn!

Flor Larios Art said...

Wow! I Love henry's tree!
Happy Holidays!

carissa... brown eyed fox said...

"let't do that again"... just like donkey on Shrek!
I loved that Jenn!
your home is like a whimsical wonderland... FULL of eye popping FUN... i so love it!

and now i feel a bit better about my studio! :) i did say A BIT... mine would make you go "ugh"! :)

i am feeling a BIG relief too... packages are out... school is out... it does feel good!
company comes tomorrow night so at some point i DO have to focus on getting things tidy! :)

BIG hugs... hope your weekend is just awesome!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jenn,
Your house is darling! Your boys are darling! You are a darling! Merry Christmas to you and your family and Happy New Year! xoxo, Amy Wingate.

Kerryanne English said...

Hi Jenn,
I have just discovered your lovely blog and webstores and have really enjoyed my visit with you. I'll be back often!!
Merry Christmas,
Shabby Art Boutique

denversavage said...

And that is how it should be.

Merry Christmas to you Jenn! Thanks for a wonderful year of AWESOME art! Can't wait to see what 2009 rings in?? Enjoy your holiday my friend! janel xo

michelle said...

You win the super-cuteness award! I love your house and everything in it! And thanks for keeping it real-let's face it kids live with us right? Hope you have an absolutely magical Christmas with those cute boys!

farmerjulie said...

Hello Jenn..your house is darling , i love the beds! you are so sweet to put a link there..i need to do more in that glaze!
xox julie

aliceinparis said...

It really is Christmas! Thanks for the peek at your lovely stuff, your pillowcase is beautiful, I love the twinkly lights on the beds, Henry's gingerbread house. Such fun.
I have your cold:( Coughing and miserable. Bring over your tambourine and cheer me up! Maybe I'll find the strength to lift my maracas:)
Cheers, Shelagh

lori vliegen said...

oh, jenn, your house looks just like you...precious, warm and very sweet! thanks for giving us a tour!
i'm wishing you and your family a beautiful and peaceful Christmas filled with love and joy! :)

Mimi-n-Moe's Mom said...

Looks like you are happily settled in! Lovely home! Beautiful kids! Have a very Merry Christmas! ~Karen

Jody said...

Your home is so cozy and whimsical! Love it!!!! I can't believe I missed the has been crazy here, too, with lots of sickness sprinkled between being so busy! May you have a wonderful, restful, peaceful Christmastime!!! Stay warm...this is a bad year for the midwest! Love, Jody

Artfulife said...

Jenn your home is too much fun. What a beautiful, creative and whimsical place to raise your family and call home. Hope your holidays are merry and bright!

P.S. It was so fun to see your holiday Olie. We are huge Joyce fans around here.

michelle sylvia said...

Hi Jenn!!!

Your home is adorable!! I really LOVE the boys room!!! Very very cute!

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year. Hope to see you soon my friend!


ps...that Farmer Julie's little vase is to die for!!! I am going to have to get my hands on one of those! Thanks for sharing!!

Queen Bean said...

Jenn, Love the Christmas tour. Everything looks great. Love the bedding in the boy's room and the paint color in your kitchen and dining rooms.Feel better and have a merry xmas! Deana


I love your cottagey folk art home! It's warm and colorful. It's the kind I am hoping to achieve!

Victorian Lady said...

House looks great! Take a nice long rest! :) You've been busy giving us eye candy the whole year! :)

Merry Christmas!


Krissysart said...

Your house must be the most festive and fun place to be! Your kids must just love coming home. What a wonderful place to come and be 'rejuvenated' by all the energy you have there! What fun.
Have a wonderful Christmas, my friend!

Linda Crispell said...

Your home looks perfectly festive! I have a little collection of Farmer Julie's pots, they are wonderful!

Beth Quinn said...

ohhh i just love all your wonderful decor - the boys room is fantastic !! hope your holidays are filled with joy as i know they will be!!!

Sandy Mastroni said...

Jenn Your house looks so Christmasy
love the art over the kid's beds
Merry Christmas !!!!!!

Martha Lever said...

Hi Jenn,
I just loved the tour of your precious house and OH!-- those precious kids!!! Have a Merry Christmas. Bucky and the Red Door Studio are so precious displayed proudly on my mantle!

Amy said...

Totally adorable! I would never want to leave the house :) Merry Christmas!!! said...

Oh Miss Jennnn!! You are such a sweetie with that terrible cold!!

But the Noodle and Lou cottage is so charming and precious and beautiful and cozy and all the most wonderful things packaged into bliss!!

And those lighted skulls, tee heee!!

Happy Holidays my friend!! xoxoxo

Thelma-Art said...

Your house is beautiful and so darling. I just love your paints and all your precious ornaments. Merry Christmas! :)

pinkglitterfae said...

thank you for letting us see your lovely home, I love looking at how people decorate. I wish you and your family Happy Holidays!

Susan said...

Your pictures are wonderful. Merry Christmas. Hugs. Susan

Pocket Full of Prettys said...

Merry Christmas! Your home is adorable. Love your style! And the boys are precious. I bet the boys are ready for Santa! I know how you are feeling, I have had a cold for the whole month of December! I'm sick of being sick! Hope you are better soon. Hugs***Renea

Fantastic Figments said...


Stopping in to wish you and your beautiful family a VERY happy holiday on this Christmas morning!


Funky Art Queen said...

I love your home Jenn. You just have a way of decorating in such a whimsical fashion. FUN and happy home. Merry Christmas! Hugs!

Debbie Egizio said...

Hi Jen,

Thanks for your sweet holiday wishes! I hope that you and your happy little family have the most wonderfully magical Christmas. Say hi to Santa for me! ;) I'm sure he didn't want to leave your adorably festive home. My gosh it is so FUN!!!! Well take care my friend!

Tammy said...

Your house is darling all decked out in it's holiday finery. Your children are so darn cute, too. I love the polka dot bowls in your kitchen and the lighted garland on your bed. So sweet! Hope you are all better now and had a lovely Christmas. Have a Happy New Year flled with love, laughter, good health and happiness!

bLu eYd YoGi said...

your house & your boys are ADORABLE~ gave me tears~

The Cog said...

I do believe that to be the best gingerbread house ever...!