{Locally found} Autumnfest 2018

One of my most favourite things about this time of year is just how beautiful our area is. The leaves are starting to change, there is a crispness to the mornings but the days still envelope you with warmness. walk

A little while ago we were lucky enough to attend Autumnfest at Mayfield Garden.

You all know my love affair with Mayfield Garden and it is honestly because we are yet to attend the garden and not have a wonderful day filled with love, adventure and laughter.

You can explore the garden including the grotto waterfall (kids’ highlight) as well as the garden nursery (my favourite) and the cafe (hubs’ favourite!).

The kids spend the day interacting with nature, there are animals everywhere (including a very friendly peacock!) and there are secret tunnels, winding paths and breathtaking views.
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Autumnfest is a day where the garden is transformed and great local bands set up stage in front of the beautiful water feature and the day is spend snacking on beautiful food, listening to music while being surrounded by family and friends.

There are stalls and free face painting for the kids. There was a giant leaf pit and even the chance to meet the musicians.
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The best part – we take the kids every year and it’s something we all equally enjoy. There really is something for everyone.

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We love the garden and the whole family eagerly marks the calendar as soon as we hear about the next event.

Get your family, friends and even the pet dog and explore one of our areas greatest wonderlands. Mayfield Garden is open just about every single day of the year.

If you want more information about Mayfield Garden then check out the following:

| Website: www.mayfieldgarden.com.au |

| Facebook: @mayfieldgarden |

| Phone: 02 6336 3131 |

We hope to see you there!

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*This is a sponsored post and I was gifted my ticket. All opinions are based on my own personal experience*

{Locally Found} White Party got it right

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to the Mayfield Garden White Party.

I went last year and had a fabulous time (even though I was pregnant and had tonsillitis!) so this year I had high hopes!

I recruited a crew and off we went.

Mayfield Garden is located about 40 minutes from Bathurst and about  10 minutes from Oberon, and because they want you to be able to have a good time and not worry about the car they even arrange a bus to take you from Bathurst for these types of events (cheers, thanks much!)

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So we loaded up on a bus with a VERY friendly bus driver and headed off.

Once we arrived at Mayfield Garden we were led down this wonderfully, secretive path and arrived at the chapel. The chapel doors were closed but the views were breathtaking. Mayfield White Party 18 (14 of 105)

After a couple of short moments engulfed by the view, the doors to the chapel were released and we were immediately transported to a secret world. The chapel was filled with smoke and mystery. Waiters holding wines and not wearing many clothes were an eye-opening experience. It was like we had been transported to a medieval Adam & Eve exclusive party. Mayfield White Party 18 (26 of 105)

Set in the middle of the chapel was the most generously glorious food spread I have ever seen, in the event that I am ever offered a last meal I choose this. There were figs and cheese, tarts and prosciutto. Olives and breads. It was honestly some of the most spectacular food I have ever eaten. You could immediately tell how much time and care had been given by the chefs of Mayfield to create not only a spread, but really an edible piece of art. Mayfield White Party 18 (10 of 105)

After a few drinks, some scrumptious food and a multitude of selfies overlooking the magnificent views we were directed back to the bus. We were then transported back down the hill and into the nursery gallery.

The nursery gallery is this beautifully, organic feeling barn that is set just behind the wood fire garden. The moment you walk through the wood fire garden with its lights and fire you feel like you have immediately stepped into some exclusive event surrounded by your friends. Mayfield White Party 18 (82 of 105)

The best way I could describe my night was the feeling that I was at someone’s wedding where there were no strangers only friends I had yet to meet.

The food was phenomenal, the staff friendly and the location unsurpassed.  Mayfield White Party 18 (90 of 105)

I can’t recommend enough that you should collect your friends and attend the next event at Mayfield Garden.

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*This is a sponsored post and I was gifted my ticket. All opinions are based on my own personal experience*

 

{Locally Found} Succulent Love

Recently I was invited to my very first succulent workshop with the beautiful Renelle at Pop-Up Succulent Shop to say I had a brilliant afternoon would be such an understatement.

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Upon arriving you are met with a glass of bubbles and a delicious cheese & fruit platter (she won me over right there!). Before long I forgot I was in a class and it felt much more like I was in my friend’s lounge room having a few drinks and learning some new things about gardening.

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Renelle was patient and explained perfectly what we had to do. She answered ALL my probably ridiculous questions and even helped me when I realised things for my kokedama were not quite going according to plan!

My mum came with me and quickly we made friends with the other people at the workshop, that’s the thing you see it was relaxed and friendly. There were no strangers just friends we were yet to meet.  4

Renelle supplies everything you need to make two kokedamas and she even gives some good hints on how to wrap other plants you buy to make great gifts or house plants.

I am far from a good gardener but bloody hell I was proud when I came home and showed the hubs and kids what I had made. I now very proudly have two kokedamas in my kitchen and each and every time I look at them I get all warm and fuzzy and remember the great afternoon I had.

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Make sure you grab a pal and check out one of the workshops offered by Renelle at  Pop-Up Succulent Shop. She holds a range of workshops including kokedamas, wreath and general potting classes.

You can also have a chat to Renelle at many markets and events she attends around our area.

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Contact:

| Phone: 0410 476 445 |

|Facebook: @popupsucculentshop |

*This is a sponsored post and I was gifted the workshop fee. All opinions are based on my own personal experience*

 

{The Nest Hearts Clothes} Diversity Fashion

Over the last few years of running the blog I have come across some very brilliant businesses, especially brilliant are the local ones I have discovered.

One such diamond is Diversity Fashion!

Diversity Fashion is run by mother/daughter team Jean and Amelia. They are friendly, approachable and fashionable.

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The Evelyn Black Tunic is my new fave Diversity piece

Diversity makes fashion that is designed to embrace a woman’s curves and make her feel beautiful. They embrace a body positive outlook and design pieces that are easy-fit, high quality and on-trend.

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The flower detail on the neckline take this black tunic to the next level of pretty

Diversity  has recently launched their online presence and your can now shop from the comfort of your own home at www.diversityfashion.com.au. I can say from personal experience that their delivery is second to none. I ordered the gorgeous Evelyn Tunic online and had it delivered the very next day! How’s that for customer service?

The girls at Diversity are proud of their style and want to help you discover the best and most comfortable version of you.

Contact Diversity today on:

| VISIT: 55 Keppel Street, Bathurst |

| CALL: 0423 065 988 |

| EMAIL: contact@diversityfashion.com.au |

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*This is a sponsored post and I was gifted the Evelyn tunic. All opinions are based on my own personal experience*

 

{LOCAL LOVING} Dressed for School with success

Hands up if you like back to school shopping…

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Yeah. I thought as much.

Now hands up if you like shopping for your school uniforms while in your pyjamas, glass of wine in hand and sitting in the comfort of your own home.

Oh yeah, now I see some hands!

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You can now order your children’s school uniforms online and have them delivered straight to you, or your work, or grandma’s. Whatever suits you that’s the beauty!

No more fights with irate 3 year olds who run around uniform shops causing mischief and mayhem while you try and find the right size for your school aged child.

It’s a winner for sure!

Make sure you contact  Dressed For School today:

| W: www.dressedforschool.com.au |

| F: @dressedforschool |

| E: admin@dressedforschool.com.au |

| Shout out | I see you.

Today’s advice: I can see those of you who unliked The Central Nest the day after the Christmas giveaway was drawn. So probably don’t bother to join again just in time for next year’s comp.. #justsayin

EDIT: The Christmas Prizeapolooza is a giveaway designed to say thanks to all those who support the blog all year round. Having said that and just to clarify, it doesn’t matter if you only found us and ‘liked’ us the day before the comp that’s fine! This is a shout out to those who choose to only like us for competition times.

The only reason the Prizeapolooza is growing so much every year is because all the local businesses can see what a great little community the Nester family is. We love local, we support each other and provide a great community to have contact with others around us.

So, if you have friends that you think will benefit from the nester community invite them to join the family. 2018 is going to be a great year for us and the bigger we can grow the community the greater the 2018 Christmas Prizeapolooza will be.

Thanks to all of you who support and share the love of The Central Nest,

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{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2017} JEM Creative is all the Christmas you need

Talent. Skill. Approachable.

Clever. Quality. Afforable.

I seriously think I could go on and on about all the things I love about JEM Creative Design Co.

Owned and operated by Janessa Docking, JEM Creative Design Co. offers graphic design prints for your nursery, home and office.  20728744_712869705571339_4661615198518932484_o

After growing up with a dad who worked in printery Janessa developed a real love of all things paper and design. She says at school she had a pencil collection that a full time artist would be envious of, she would often have title pages more detailed than the work that actually followed it! She knew from an early age her future would be laced will illustrations, fancy fonts and plenty of colour!

4 years ago while on maternity leave with her entirely scrumptious little bambino Janessa wanted a special something for his nursery so designed it herself. That’s when JEM Creative Design Co. started! 23334085_748621915329451_703408838486945275_o

JEM Creative Design Co. offers a range of prints across a while bunch of styles, ages and purposes. She also releases personalised prints around special times of the year, such as Christmas, Easter and mother’s day. 23736124_753750221483287_5101544804731224824_o

What sets JEM Creative Design Co. apart is that she offers afforable, downloadable options for all prints that get emailed to the client straight away! Of course she also offers traditional prints and send options as well!

Just because JEM Creative Design Co. is entirely lovely she is even offering 25% off store for all you glorious nesters! Just use the code ‘NESTERS’ until 31 December 2017!

If you want something special in your home then get in contact with JEM Creative Design Co. today:

| Email:  jem.creative.sisters@gmail.com |

| Website:  www.jemcreativedesignco.bigcartel.com |

| Instagram: @jemcreative |

| Facebook:   @jemcreative |

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JEM Creative Design Co. is making Christmas just a little bit lovelier and is offering a $30 voucher to one lucky nester!

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

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

Winner will be drawn 5pm (AEST) Wednesday 20 December 2017.

To see the full terms and conditions go here -> Christmas Prizeapolooza 2017 Rules