{The Nest Hearts Clothes} Want a cheat sheet to what happened at Fashion Week?

So, if you want to be one of the cool kids standing around the proverbial water cooler discussing the who, what, where wear of the 2014 Australian Fashion Week then this is for you.

Vogue – Fashion Blogger Test Drives the Best of Australian Fashion Week.

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It spells out a pretty decent overview of the looks, styles and ideas that graced the collections this year.

Hats off to the very clever Tanja Gacic of My Empirical Life for this wonderful piece.

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Enjoy Nesters!

{The Nest DIY} What better way to say Happy Easter than with ridiculously large paper ears on your loved ones?

So, unless you were born with particularly large ears you may be feeling a little left out this time of year, but rest assured, The Central Nest has got your back (or.. actually ears).

Check out this completely easy, completely cool way to make bunny ears for all the peeps in your life.

Buzzmills have put together an awesome how-to tutorial on how to make Paper Bunny Ears for everyone (even those of us who are as co-ordinated as a Labrador, on ice, wearing mittens) – trust me you can’t stuff this up.

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Happy Easter Nesters!

{Girl Crush Tuesday} The Mighty Michelle

We have some pretty hard girl crushes. These are the types of ladies that stamp their style on the world. They are the type of people that will always be remembered and little girls grow up wanting to be. They are women of substance.  Women that make the world a better place. Happy Girl Crush Tuesday everybody.

line4Michelle Bridges is pretty cool, not only is she a fierce businesswoman and master entrepreneur but she is also funny and smart, clever and beautiful. Plus, she has a rocking bod.

But, the real reason why Michelle is someone who we respect is because she actually helps people change. She transforms lives. She saves people.

Undoubtedly, Australia’s number one fitness identity, she combines support, heart-warming compassion and tough love to help people make changes. Her 12 Week Body Transformation has helped thousands of people to shed weight and find a better version of themselves (myself included!)

Not only is she one remarkable person in the fitness industry, she is more than that. She regularly supports and donates time, money and awareness to the RSPCA,  National Breast Cancer Foundation and the Black Dog Institute.

She makes working out cool. She teaches you life lessons. She gives little girls someone to look up to.

Cheers, Ms Bridges for being a positive influence in so many people’s lives and for spreading the word of good health.

Sources: SMH, Daily Telegraph, Popsugar

Sources: SMH, Daily Telegraph, Popsugar

{The Nest Hearts Clothes} One Tee Fives Ways – You’re welcome.

If you whinge and moan about being poor and not being able to afford the latest looks then this is for you. One tee five ways

The clever team at BONDS have smacked on their inventive hats and have put together a list of what you can do with a little imagination, a pair of scissors and your trusty white Tee.

Whether you are festival hopping, grabbing lunch or heading to Uni, this one little white Tee has got your well-dressed back.

Head over to BONDS Blog for more information!

{Locally Found} Local Photographer is focusing on special families

Recently, we spoke about the wonderful project that one local photographer has undertaken that is designed to give back to families that have children with special needs.

Aimee Cook of Aimee Cook Photography has created the ‘Wonderful You’ project. This project provides free photography sessions to children with special needs in a safe and non-judgemental environment.

This weekend, gracing the front page of the local paper, Aimee discusses the importance of this project and why she feels the need to provide this service to the community. You can read about about it here: -> Western Advocate - Special You Project.

Source: Phill Murray

Source: Phill Murray

If you want more information you can contact Aimee directly at aimee@aimeecook.com.au

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RELATED: -> ‘The Central Nest – Beautiful You’

{The Nest Design File} Little girls sparkle wherever they go..

Having little girls is the absolute bomb. They are precious and tough, fierce and delicate. A perfect mix of contradictions.

Here is the truth about little girls:

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Available from Etsy – The House of Belongings it is the perfect addition to any little lady retreat.

Happy designing Nesters!

{Raising little people} 10 things you don’t really know about kids until you have kids

One of our very favourite websites, Scary Mommy offers some very funny and insightful looks into life and motherhood generally.

Here is our new favourite ’10 Things you don’t really know about kids until you have kids’

It’s funny, and honest and downright accurate a lot!

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Grab a cuppa, sit down and have a laugh and realise in the end its all worth it!

Is there anything else you would add to the list?

Happy reading Nesters!

{The Nest Beauty} Good hair in two minutes, while balancing a hangry wilderbeast? Pfffft!

Picture this, it is 8.43am Friday morning and I am standing in a towel, feeding weetbix to a hangry one year old wilderbeast while applying eyeliner and explaining to an exceptionally, curious three year old why we shouldn’t feed the cat tic-tacs (even if they are the orange ones) when I realise my hair looks like a swan’s armpit.

So, like any perfectly reasonable 30 year old I ask ye ol’ mate Google how to resolve this irritating situation. Thank baby hey-zeus for DIY photo-boards.

Here is my latest saviour – the 2-minute low braided bun. It works a treat. Makes you look all smart and clever and modern and shit.

Source: Shesteals.com

Source: Shesteals.com

You’re welcome.

{Life Lessons} Learn to drive with Skillset Safer Drivers Course

Driving is honestly one of the toughest skills to master and  it is a lot to expect that teenagers are necessary ready for that responsibility.

If you know anyone who is learning to drive then you should definitely book them into the Safer Drivers Course with Skillset.

This course is designed to assist those young Nesters who are about to get their P’s. It is run on 15 April 2014 and you can find more information here -> Skillset

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Knowledge is power and this might just save some lives.

Be safe Nesters!

{The Nest Design Files} Have you Jumbled your stools?

Lately, these have been popping up everywhere. From television design shows, to funky cafes, to hopefully my breakfast bar.

Exploding in colour and functionality they are simply fabulous. Such an easy way to update your design space. jumbledstoolsThe Malmo Bar Stools just exude cool and are available from the wonderful team at Jumbled in Orange.

Happy designing Nesters!