{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.

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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

{Prizeapolooza} Jen Stocks Photography

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Some people are just ridiculously talented. Like if you are lucky enough to be in their presence when they are creating their ‘art’ you are simply blown away. I feel that way about the wonderfully skillful Jennifer Stocks.jen stocks logoFirstly, for the purposes of being upfront I should disclose that she is a part of my family. I have known her my whole life and am proud to call her friend.

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Jen is one of Australia’s most sought after and celebrated photographers and is a fully accredited member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP). As evidence of her wonderful skills and talent she has won numerous awards for her work both at a state level and nationally.

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The best way to describe her photography style is fresh, contemporary, pure and simple. She captures moments in time so you can keep them for always.

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She is a professional newborn, baby, child & family photographer servicing the Central West. I can honestly say she regularly amazes me with her sublime work and the sensational care she gives her clients.

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Jen is taking some well-deserved time away from her business for 12 months to spend some more quality time with her little birdies (she has four!!) but I assure you will be back, bigger and better then ever in the not too distant future.

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line4To celebrate all that is wonderful about the Christmas season and to thank her wonderful clients for their support, Jen is offering a very special prize to one lucky Nester. If you have had your life captured through Jen’s lens in the last three (3) years she is offering the chance to win one of your images printed onto a 20inch x 30inch canvas. This is huge and would be an amazing way to display your family’s image for a lifetime.

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of Jennifer Stocks Photography’s Facebook Page as well as The Central Nest’s facebook page and let us know! Winner will be drawn 5pm Monday 30 December 2013.

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{Prizeapolooza} Lambert & Lord might just have you floored

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Pretty. Perfect. Gorgeous. Amazing. Trustworthy. Designer. Bliss. Sublime. Delicious. There are just not enough words to describe how wonderful the world of Lambert & Lord is (and I know A LOT of words!!)

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Lambert & Lord is an online store owned and operated by the gorgeous Karen Pearce (based in our little neck of the woods, specifically Bathurst).

Due to the fact that they are an online store (www.lambertandlord.com.au) it gives YOU, the shopper, the benefit of all the convenience of shopping online while still being able to support local business! (And it is very important to support local businesses – how boring would shopping in the central west be without them?!)

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Lambert & Lord offer a beautiful range of paper goods and partyware, for entertaining and every day.

Lambert & Lord has been operating at www.lambertandlord.com.au since the beginning of October 2013 but you might remember them from their small shop in Keppel Street, Bathurst called The Party Table.

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The thing that separates Lambert & Lord is the fact that they stock a beautiful range of premium products that are often unavailable outside of metropolitan areas.

Being a local business, they offer the convenience of shopping online with competitive prices and an extensive range. Bathurst customers can add to this free delivery on orders over $30.00 or free pick-up at Gorgeousness in William Street.

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Their main product range is all about simple, stylish colour and fun. They stock polkadot, candy stripe and solid colour paper tableware, coordinating balloons and bunting, gorgeous honeycomb balls and paper fans, and versatile treat boxes and tags. They also stock a range of eco-friendly wooden cutlery. How brilliant to be able to access such diversity locally!

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What I think gives Lambert & Lord the edge is the fact that they complement the range with special pieces from well-known Australian and overseas brands. At the moment, Meri Meri is their personal favourite, with their gorgeous Jingle All The Way range for Christmas, their gold and silver Confetti range for New Year, and their Toot Sweet partyware range.

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You can contact Lambert & Lord as follows:

Telephone: 02 6332 5988

Email: hello@lambertandlord.com.au

Website: www.lambertandlord.com.au

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lambertandlord

Pinterest – pinterest.com/lambertandlord

Instagram – instagram.com/lambertandlord

Twitter – twitter.com/lambertandlord

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The fabulous Karen at Lambert & Lord is offering a very special prize to one lucky Nester – a $25.00 voucher! Now, because she doesn’t like seeing sad faces this close to Christmas she is generously offering our Central Nest readers a sensational 10% off any orders made using the code ‘centralnest’. To be in the running for this fabulous competition just be a liker of Lambert & Lord on Facebook and The Central Nest Facebook page and let us know!

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{Prizeapolooza} Fifty8George will put some sparkle under your tree

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Are you the type of elf who has left everything to the last possible minute? Are you desperately trying to find that perfect gift? Well here we are, being heroes once again and providing you with a lifesaver!

Enter the brilliant team at Fifty8GEORGE

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Locally owned and operated by Marie & Terry Rouland they will help solve your Christmas dilemmas.

Fifty8GEORGE have been serving the Bathurst community & surrounding areas for 20 years, and have expanded the business to a national level, while continuing a high standard of commitment to a local & personal service (which we at the Central Nest LOVE!).santa

Offering a wide selection of of giftware, trophies, stamps and engraving they also cater to your needs for embroidery, vinyl and metal signage together with industrial signage, stickers & magnets.

The team can also assist you with a vast range of promotional products ranging from pens and caps all the way through to keyings, drink bottles, umbrellas, marquees and much much more.Staff

One of the great features of trusting the local guys is that most of their services are done in-house so they are able to provide you with better control of delivery times and offer smaller quantities of items (rather than having to order bulk with the big companies).

You can find the brilliant team at Fifty8GEORGE at:bell

Visit: 58 George Street, Bathurst NSW 2795

Phone:  02 6331 3388

Email: info@fifty8george.com.au

Website: www.fifty8george.com.au

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Fifty8GEORGE

Other social media: Google+

line4The brilliant locals at Fifty8GEORGE  have decided to help us last-minute-lacking-organisation-elves by offering a $50.00 voucher! This could be exactly what saves you from Christmas tears! All you have to do is be a liker of The Central Nest’s Facebook page as well as a liker of Fifty8GEORGE’s Facebook page and like the original post – woo simple!

Good luck Nesters!