{To Do} Master some time this weekend

If you are looking for something to entertain the little birdies (and possibly buy yourself some new shiny things) then why not pop down to Masters Bathurst this weekend?

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Happy gardening/renovating/painting/etc 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

{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’

{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!

{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 is Nominated} Australia’s Best Blog Competition!

The Central Nest has been nominated in the Australia’s Best Blog Competition run by the Australian Writers’ Centre!

We are genuinely thrilled and grateful to even be considered!

If you have a spare 30 seconds it would be great if you could vote for us in the people’s choice section. It doesn’t take long and you can just click on the picture below.

The Central Nest truly appreciates all your kind words, friendship and support.

{Girl Crush Tuesday} The wonderfully, brilliant Sally

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.

line4Sally Fitzgibbons is a bloody star. She is fierce and talented, clever and strong - she really is an inspiration.

She kick-started her career when she was crowned the youngest ever winner of an ASP Pro Junior event. Since that time she has continued to excel at surfing. In fact in 2012 she was crowned winner at the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach.

More than surfing, Sally is an all-round good person she regularly donates her time to help address binge-drinking and responsibility (you can check out her campaign here -> Be The Influence. Plus she works hand-in-hand with the Surf Life Saving New South Wales & Queensland teaching youngsters the importance of beach and water safety.

It is so empowering to see a young female stamping her authority over a sport that is often dominated by men, but more than that Sally gives back to the community and inspires little girls everywhere to be their absolute best.

Sources: Roxy, Cosmo, Ninemsn

Sources: Roxy, Cosmo, Ninemsn

 

{The Nest Health} Anxiety and the unknown. Finally, someone explains it simply.

One very clever person has finally been able to put into cartoon drawings what people have been trying to say for years.

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This is quite possibly the easiest way to describe anxiety to people who don’t understand it (or like myself have never experienced it so struggle to fully understand what it must feel like).

Tumblr user Sophie Wright posted the following images on her blog, Snapdraws, to provide others with a glimpse into life with anxiety.

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You can see more here -> Snapdraws – Anxiety Cartoons

You can get help at Beyond Blue or Lifeline.

{Do this} It’s Millthorpe time baby..

Twice a year the coolest locally made products come together for one brilliant and fun day.

The Millthorpe Markets are here again!milthorpe

This Sunday 6 April 2014 the showground at Millthorpe transforms into a shopping addicts heaven.

Showcasing so many different stallholders it really is worth the trip!

Plus it is a lovely Sunday drive in the country (that actually only takes like 25 minutes from Bathurst so if the baby-birdies are being brats its not that far!!).

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Make sure you stop and say hi to a friend of The Central Nest, the gorgeous Laura from The Button Jar.

Happy shopping Nesters!

{Happy Easter} How about this year you hunt a little bit different for Easter Eggs?

Easter – that glorious time of year where chocolate can be consumed at 6.47am without a twinge of guilt, and it perfectly okay that an oversized, giant mammal in the form of a rabbit breaks into your home and leaves behind a trail of chocolate treats.

How about this year instead of the traditional Easter Egg hunt you try something just a little bit different?golden egg

The clever team at Over The Big Moon have put together a gorgeous list of Easter Egg Hunt variations – Glow in the dark anyone?

You can read more here -> Over The Big Moon – Hunt Variations

Happy Easter Nesters!