noodle and lou

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i want to ride my bicycle...

(me and my trike. i know i've shared this photo before...but it fits the post so perfectly:))

i love bikes. especially old bikes...(but does that surprise you!?) remember the feeling of being a kid on your bike? it was my first taste of freedom. my very own transportation. the wind in my hair. exploring. discovering. is there anything better? i have to share this fabulous etsy shop with you...


handcrafted chalk boards with the most darling chalk drawings. timeless, classic design that completely embodies the joy of the bike!!

(photos used by permission from chalk chalk)

don't you just love them? chalk chalk sells prints too. i just adore these and think a collection of them would be so great in little lou's room!!

so, the real reason i have bikes on the brain is this...

i am so tickled about THIS vintage bike. my husband found this cutie in the trash. he rescued it and is in the process of restoring it for me. the wind will be blowing through my hair again very soon:) he is showing his progress on his brand new blog a truer sound if you want to take a peek.

see you later today, or tomorrow with some new halloween ACEO cards. soooo many things in the works!!! happy thursday and oooh wow...happy OCTOBER! xoxo...jenn

13 comments:

Janel said...

Happy October to you Jenn!

I do remember that feeling of being on bike as a kid! I have so many memories....but the best thing I remember is, my bike radio!! I had this small orange triangular shaped radio that mounted to the handlebars. Oh, how I could cruise in style listnening to the latest tunes!

Good times I tell ya! Good times!

Micah Holden said...

I remember when a bike was for fun instead of tedious excercise! Used to ride all over town and don't remember ever having burning muscles...in the words of Archie and Edith, "those were the days."
Love the chalk art! OH, and happy belated birthday!!

Anonymous said...

Happy oct Jenn!! Love the bike can't wait to see it all cleaned up:) Love the red chest by the bike to. Have a great day:)

Kim Hambric said...

Those chalk bikes are great! A row of prints would be great in a kid's room or kitchen.

My daughter just learned to ride her bike 3 weeks ago. I'm heading out to the bus stop now and when we get home there will be more bike riding. Her first taste of freedom and she's loving it. I might just have to buy myself a used bike and go along.

julie Haymaker thompson said...

Cute post jenn!!

LuLu said...

Bonjour Jen! Love your new bike! It is incredible what you can find in the garbage! The chalk board bicycle illustrations are wonderful, wish I had thought about it myself! Can't wait to see your new ACEOS! Hugs, LuLu

priti.lisa said...

Sorry I missed wishing you a Happy Birthday, Jen!
Seems like a thoughtful husband you have, I'm going to check his blog and see if it's true :)
xox, Lisa

Miss•Elena•Eous said...

Bikes are indeed magical. There's nothing like flying down a tall hill after a tough climb with your hands off the bars in exultation.

jen said...

That is the coolest bike EVER! You are so lucky!

p.s. love your blog...your illustrations are magical!

j said...

my husband restored an old bike for me...and i love it!!! riding my bike is exhilerating...i know you will have lots of fun.

michelle said...

Oh, you are going to be just as cute on your new-old bike as you were on your old-old bike!

carissa... brown eyed fox said...

IN THE TRASH... who was that silly person!
what a find!

bike rides as a kiddo... for sure some of my fondest memories!
riding like wild... hoping the sun would stay up just a little longer.
awe...

chalk chalk... how clever!

Kickcan and Conkers said...

Thanks for the chalk board link - great!