{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2018} Party to perfection this Christmas

Parties 2 Perfection are your go-to for fantastic parties from here on out – okay! Trust me! You will be the most popular parent on the planet if you arrange one of these gorgeous setups for your little one. 

Owned and operated by Angela Carter and Jodie Sargent and located in Bathurst Parties 2 Perfection offer styling and theme set ups for parties and sleepovers for all ages!

Recently Parties 2 Perfection even added an outdoor cinema experience and the ‘Night Before Christmas’ theme. This one is my favourite, you can have a sleepover set up in Christmas themed tents, under the Christmas tree so the children can enjoy a Christmas Eve (and morning) like no other!

What sets Parties 2 Perfection apart is that they pride themselves on finding a unique and personalised setting for every single customer and they ensure you have everything ready so your party is far more relaxing and enjoyable for everyone!

They even offer an option for a full popcorn/lolly bar for your experience!

If you want a special party for a special someone get in contact with the girls at Parties 2 Perfection today: 

|  Phone: 0475 191 514 |

| Email: parties2perfection@outlook.com |

| Facebook: @Parties2Perfection |

| Instagram: parties2perfection01 |


Parties 2 Perfection are giving one lucky nester a $50 voucher to be spent on a party of their choice!

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of Parties 2 Perfection on facebook as well as The Central Nest’s facebook page and like the ORIGINAL competition post on our facebook page.

Due to their excessive generosity they are also offering anyone who books their party before the end of the year a 20% discount! Just use the cost ‘TCNCP1’ and make sure you like both Parties 2 Perfection and The Central Nest’s facebook pages!

Remember to ‘tag’ a friend and ‘share’ the post for an additional entry.

Winner will be drawn 5pm (AEST) Thursday 20 December 2018.

To see the full terms and conditions go here -> Christmas Prizeapolooza 2018 Rules

{The Design Nest} #RugLife

One of our very favourite contributors to the blog is the delightful Christine Ghrayche from One x One Interiors. Christine operates One x One Interiors in Orange and offers individually tailored interior design and architectural services to her clients.

Christine is a passionate lover of all things design and has a brilliant ability to see the beauty in the everyday. She is a mother of two, a coffee addict and wine lover.

We are delighted to have Christine and her knowledge onboard. So if you have any design questions, Christine is your go to!



Selecting the perfect rug for your spacerug

Adding a rug to your room can be likened to a double edged sword – when done correctly a rug adds warmth and defines your space, but when done incorrectly it can turn your space into a design disaster. The 3 main elements you need to consider when selecting a rug are size, colour as well as texture and traffic. 


The size of the rug is crucial – one of my biggest pet hates is seeing rugs that are too small for the space they are in. A rug that is too small will not only look disproportionate to the room, it also makes your space look smaller than what it is. The size of the rug should also be considered if you are wanting to define a space, for example if your home is open plan, placing a perfectly sized rug can separate the living room from the dining room, giving the space clear guidance while still maintaining an open flow. pink


The colour of the rug you select needs to be considered against everything else in the room, from the floors, to the walls, to the other furniture, because while you may have fallen in love with a particular rug you saw in a showroom, if the colours and style don’t compliment your existing look, it will just look out of place. So, always keep your style in mind when rug shopping – think sisal or jute rugs if you’re style is coastal or beachy, woollen rugs in vibrant colours and patterns for a contemporary style, or Persian when decorating country-inspired rooms. water

Texture and Traffic

When selecting your new rug always, always consider whether the area you are putting it in is a high traffic area, as this will make a difference. Rug textures range from low pile and flat weave, which are a perfect all-rounder and suitable for high or low traffic areas, to shag and high pile which should be exclusively for low traffic areas only – the last thing you want is to put a gorgeous shag/long wool rug in an entrance way only for your new rug to begin to show signs of wear and tear by being flattened and squashed after a few months of heavy foot traffic. hampton

If you would like some advice or help in selecting the perfect rug for your home contact me on 0424 420 254 to arrange a consultation.


{Parenting} Post natal neglect

Could this be the case? Could it be true that post natal depression is neglect?

I certainly believe this is probably the case.

This article, Post partum depression by Claudia Gold MD is certainly worth reading.


Maybe it is society who needs to be diagnosed?

What do you think?

{Love Birds} This boho chic wedding is superb

I LOVE weddings. Like love, love, love. It’s the wonder, the excitement, the promise of forever… well, that and the dress and the flowers and the venue!!

This wedding showcased on Hello May and it is one of my faves!

Penny and Chris’ boho chic wedding is simply spectacular! The bride is stunning, the location spectacular and the love is sooo clearly visible.


This is country rustic charm at its absolute finest.


You can see more on the glorious Hello May.


Enjoy x

CREDITS Photos Jess Jackson Photography // Bridal gown George Wu // Robes / getting read tees Piyama via Etsy // Lingerie Mimi Holiday // Shoes Jimmy Choo // Accessories Samantha Wills // Hair and makeup EV Hair and Makeup // Rings Paradise Facet 58 // Bridesmaid dressesSabo Skirt H&MSheike and Kookai // Jacket and shirt The Cloakroom // Groom and groomsmen pants and shoes R M Williams // Socks Happy Socks // Watch Charles Jourdan// Barber / grooming Captain Sip Sops // Groomsmen shirts from Myer // Pocket squares Target// Florist Willow Bud Flowers // Stationery Add-on J Pants via Etsy // Printer Snap Printing // Ceremony, reception and catering Yandina Station, QLD // Cake Tome Coffee Shop // Other desserts Mammino // Decorative elements Daring Flowers via Etsy // Prop and furniture hireLovestruck Weddings // Lighting hire Splash Events // Entertainment Anna and Jordan// Celebrant Jarrad Bayliss // Transport Boomerang Bus Hire.



{Review} Valco Zee Spark Duo

There is absolutely nothing better than local knowledge. Someone who has actually tried something before you want to buy it. Knowing the good, the bad and the downright annoying features of a pram prior to buying one can save many tears and hormonal tantrums.

Now add in the fact that you are buying for twins and everything gets just a little bit tougher.

Our pram reviews are one of the most popular sections of the blog and today Joanna tells us about the Valco Zee Spark Duo. valco dup


I have twins who are 11 months old.

The Pram:

I have a Valco Zee Spark Duo.

Why the Zee Duo?

I have had this pram for about 12 months now. I chose it because I wanted a twin pram that enabled me to have parent facing options. It was also the slimmest side by side that allowed this.

Also, I wanted a pram I would have from birth until I didn’t need it anymore.

I particularly liked that it came with bassinets that then turn into seats, so I didn’t need extra parts. Some other brands I would have to buy the bassinet attachment as an extra – costing quite a lot with twins. This pram was well priced as well, under $650.00

Additional attachments:

It has a drink holder section included on the back of the seats and a basket underneath.

It also comes with two boot covers, which was fantastic for my little ones in winter.

Favourite feature:

To me it looks to have all the features of a Bugaboo Donkey side by side, without the price tag!

It has fantastic canopy cover over the pram as well, which is great for keeping the sun of newborns and kids, but they can still see out!

Plus, it was handy to be able to remove the bassinet style seat easily to put a baby down to sleep if I was not at home.

Least favourite feature:

There are a couple of old buildings in this town where we don’t fit through the doorways – but generally I can go everywhere in town. It is large though, but I don’t know many twins prams that aren’t!

Is it easy to fold?valco_baby_pram_stroller_zee_spark_duo_raisin_waffle_02_1

Yes, a quick lift of the tabs and it collapses down. You can collapse it with the seats on also, making it super easy to set up again later.

Would you recommend this pram?

I definitely would, it’s been fantastic for me and I’d buy it again in a second. I know at least 5 other twins Mums that have it also!

It’s relatively new, only came out in August 2012 I think, but I’ve also found Valco to be amazing for customer service.


I paid $639.00 for it.

You can find more information about the Duo at http://www.valcobaby.com.au/product/spark_duo


Thanks to the wonderful Joanna for taking the time to help review her pram – We appreciate your ongoing support of the Central Nest.