Ole Redd

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Ole Redd is my 40 plus year old, fiber glass and wood canoe. I proudly brought home nearly 10 years ago, from the last day of a moving sale I happened to come across by chance, or maybe it was fate.

I grew up on dirt roads, barefooted, swimming in creeks and lakes that are tucked in among the Jersey Pine Barrens. To poor for cable and wtf were video games? I hadn’t a clue (I don’t think we even had a tv till in was 8 or 9?), even in the late 70s and early 80’s, of course no ac, and well its just what you did when I was a kid. Other than the drive in, the woods and creeks were the summertime thing, you asked to go, you begged!

Im 39 (just this month), incase you were wondering lol

And Ole Redd here is one of my finest treasures.

Heavy as hell he is, sun faded and wearing a small patch,

he carries my littlest son, husband and I down Cedar Creek nearly every weekend. Even in the earliest months when winter chooses to take a day off and out of no where its sunny and 70 out in March!

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From time to time we have traveled other lakes and creeks, rivers and streams but Cedar Creek is “home” only minutes from our house we can jump in along the creek in various spots, and pull out in just as many different places, a trip can run 2 hours or 6 if we so choose.

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Out at the Lake (Lake Oswego Penn Sate Forest NJ)

is a second favorite place we haul Ole Redd with us.

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I wish everyday was a day I could go paddling.

People always tell us to get rid of the canoe for a Kayak but

Ill never be a Kayak Person, its like Apples and Oranges to me. The same but different.

And I’m set in my ways.

Rain or Shine we’ll hit the water. Its more than a hobby, its good for the soul.

The view, the smells, the sounds, renew me. They Inspire me.

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I just started to make a stainless steel Charm bangle set for myself (and a few for my etsy store).

I can not wait to add this to the bunch of bangles Ive made for myself,

so many I sound like wind chimes when wearing them all!

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Regards!

Gamer Girl

This is the phase I use when people ask about my daughter.

She’s a “Gamer Girl”.

Soon to be 20 years old, she is part of a generation of Tech Savvy online gamers.

Of course she’s so much more than just this,

but she and her friends, yes you Kat! (lol)  are the inspiration for this bangle set.

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Not currently in my etsy store (sold out so fast!), it is always available made to order.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/JerseyGypsyEtsyShop?ref=hdr_shop_menu

I love this stacking style of bangles and charms. But even more so the uniqueness if these custom made charms, so unlike anything you’ll ever find in the mall.

But why stop there?

Gamers often have gear, they have gadgets!

Between my 3 kids the costs run into the Thousands! And there’s dozens of gadgets/games and gear to go with that.

So, because of that I was also inspired to make…

(yup that’s right I can sew too!)

This custom printed cotton Retro Nintendo Controller “Gadget Bag”.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/237454165/nintendo-controller-gadget-bag?ref=shop_home_active_1

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This lil clippy bag is water resident (a serious must for costly things!), fully lined, and heavily padded (that ipod is made of glass ya know!?). Its little size is deceiving (approx. 8x5in). This bag holds gadgets of many sizes, or makes for the perfect essentials bag (phone/keys/wallet/chapstik).

Of course, this is me pictured below, but this happens to be my 13 year old sons gadget bag.

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So go ahead…

Toss it loose in your tote or book bag. Clip it to your belt loop on the go, or  just carry it like a clutch.

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Regards!