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!

The Candlewyck Cottage

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Oh where to being, where to begin!?

First, I must say I am beyond blessed to have some the stuff I make available for sale in this shop. And to work with someone so talented and creative. To draw strength, and ideas from her and her shop it is truly a gift.

This is an amazing shop, with a homey feel and warmth unlike so many other candle shops.

From an antique fridge in the corner serving as a stunning display to the beautiful one of a kind hand crafted lights hanging above, I swear you wont know where to look first. I personally always go right for smelling the candles.

This shop will stay with you, in your senses and in your heart.

The Candlewyck Cottage.

Well of course there’s candles! But this shop and its owner are so much more.

A specialty boutique

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Home Décor

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Gifts

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Favors

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Now lets just pause on that right there!

Favors. Favors. And oh so many Favors!!

Candles, Soaps, Banners all so customizable.

Weddings, Bridal/Baby Showers, Birthdays, and so much more. If you are looking for something she can cover you.

Now about those candles.

Hand Poured Soy Candles that is…

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Oh and my personal favorite Sweet Caramel!

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One of the best things about candles is how scents bring back memories, times, people & places.

Now for another favorite…

Their “Simply Soothing Lotion Candles” are BACK & better than ever!! Each candle hand poured by Ashley combining 100% cosmetic grade soy wax, body safe fragrance/essential oils & NOW infused with organic coconut oil & a touch a vitamin E oil!! One “dip” & you will be in love!  These candles are designed to soften hands, elbows & heels!

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These are a true treasure.

This shop is located in the heart of Historic Smithville Village in Southern Jersey.

But don’t worry she can ship.

Stop by, like and follow her facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/CandlewyckCottage?fref=ts

And if your in Jersey, the village is a great place to go…

http://colonialinnsmithville.com/blog/candlewyck-cottage/

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Regards!