{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2016} Ivory Rose is blooming wonderful

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There is a new kid on the block who is leaving a beautiful first impression on everyone she comes into contact with.

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The lovely Maddie from Ivory Rose Botanical in Bathurst is your one stop shop for all things floral. Ivory Rose Botanical offers unique, affordable and quality products with the aim and ambition to push the boundaries.

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Maddie and her team have a fantastic way of enticing the senses through enchanting floral arrangements and creations. What I love is that she seems to follow nature. She follows the art of letting nature be her guide and consequently ends up with floral arrangements unlike anyone else in town.

I ordered my sister some flowers this week and they were PERFECT!

Ivory Rose Botanical also offers fantastic flower crown parties so why not grab a couple of girlfriends and make some pretties.

Get in contact with Maddie today:

| Phone number  02 6331 5656 |
| Email ivoryrosebotanicals@outlook.com |
| Facebook @ivoryrosebotanicals |
| Instagram @ivoryrosebotanicals |
| visit 181 George Street, Bathurst

treeline4To brighten up your life the gorgeous team at Ivory Rose Botanicals is donating a beautiful Christmas table arrangement to one very lucky nester. This prize is valued at $80!

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of Ivory rose botanicals 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) Thursday 22 December 2016.

To see the full terms and conditions go here -> Christmas Prizeapolooza 2016 Rules

 

{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2016} Lips by Lei will have you shining this season

Today we have a beautiful product that you are going to LOVE!

The gorgeous Leilani Driscoll is the local distributor for LipSense by SeneGence

LipSence are lip products unlike many others – they are long wearing, smudge proof, kiss proof (SUPER important) and waterproof liquid lipstick.

How brilliant is the idea of not having to sneak into the bathroom 40thousandMillion times a day at work to reapply the lippy! LOVE. LOVE. LOVE!

Party season is upon us so why not shine a little stronger this year?

Contact Lei to sort out your new lips:

| Phone: 0419 166 099 |

| Facebook: @lipsbylei |

treeline4To make you shine bright this Christmas the gorgeous LipByLei are offering a Starter Collection to one very lucky nester, valued at $74!

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of LipsByLei as well as The Central Nest’s facebook page 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) Thursday 22 December 2016.

To see the full terms and conditions go here -> Christmas Prizeapolooza 2016 Rules

{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2016} Win the gift of pure memories with Jennifer Stocks Photography

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Jennifer Stocks is one of kind; talented, fun and friendly. She is an artist who takes an immense amount of pride in her work and someone who manages to capture your family’s love in a moment in time.

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.

She prides herself on fresh, contemporary images that are honest and often breathtaking. baby

She captures moments in time so you can keep them for always.

Jen is a professional newborn, baby, child & family photographer servicing the Central West and surrounding areas.

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Our family has had the pleasure of working with Jen on numerous occasions and she captures those pivotal moments between moments – you know the ones that I will want to relive as we all grow.

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One of my favourites sessions I have ever had with my little ones was the Pure Baby Session. The Pure Baby sessions are studio portrait shoots designed specifically for babies aged 5-15 months of age (or pre-walking).

The sessions run for approximately 60-90 minutes and are the perfect way to capture your little one’s gorgeous smiles, expressions, and quirky characteristics. That age is perfect because it’s the time when a baby’s personality really starts to emerge.

Below is my Audrey – tongue out, weird hair, chubs for days. Purely how she was.

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If you want to capture memories, then you need to contact Jennifer Stocks Photography today.

 

treeline4To celebrate all that is wonderful about the Christmas season Jen is offering a very special prize to one lucky Nester. She is giving away one Pure Baby Session! How wonderful – imagine being able to capture your little one’s chubby thighs or long eyelashes in a comfortable and supportive environment so you can remember it for always.

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 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) Thursday 22 December 2016.

To see the full terms and conditions go here -> Christmas Prizeapolooza 2016 Rules

 

 

 

{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2016} Yule be happy to win this year

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and that can only mean one thing! The Central Nest annual Christmas Prizeapolooza is back!

This year it is SO big we had to start it early to allow us time to fit in ALL the wonderful prizes.

First though, there are some rules, terms and conditions that we need to talk about.

These rules apply to the Central Nest Christmas Prizeapolooza 2016
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1. All winners will be announced at 5pm (AEDT) Thursday 22 December 2016

2. You must ‘like’ the original competition post on The Central Nest Facebook page

3. You must be a ‘liker’ of The Central Nest Facebook page as well as the Facebook (or Instagram) page of the business giving away the prize (as specified in the competition post).

4. If you ‘tag’ a friend you are given an additional entry to the competition.

5. If you ‘share’ the post you will receive another entry (Please just comment on the original post to let us know you have shared it, and make sure your post is public so we can see it on your page!)

6. We won’t support unsavoury behaviour or language. You will be removed from the competition immediately.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us on:

| Email: centralwestnest@outlook.com |

| Phone: 0409 318 687 |

Good luck beautiful Nesters!

 

{Christmas Prizeapolooza} Levi Jimmy will leave a print on your heart (and walls!)

There is a special place in town made of dreams and wishes and all things wonderful.

From the moment you step inside Levi Jimmy you are taken into a whimsical world filled with design, creativity and excellence.

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Levi Jimmy offers gorgeous prints for your walls, beautiful stationary, divine one of a kind decor and it is your one-stop gift shop.

The actual shop is stunning! You need to make sure you check it out.

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Make sure you stop by and say hi the wonderfully friendly Sallyanne and Katie today!

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The gorgeous girls at Levi Jimmy are giving away to one VERY lucky Nester a hamper worth $200! This is the ultimate prize!

To be in the running all you have to do is be a liker of Levi Jimmy and The Central Nest on Facebook and like the competition post on our page.

Remember to ‘tag’ a friend for an additional entry.

Prize will be drawn Saturday 22 December 2015.

{Christmas Prizeapolooza} JASITUP Handstamped and made with love

So I have to be honest, each and every market that I go to in the area, I always am super duper excited to check out JASITUP Hand-stamped Jewellery and their latest designs.

Offering everything from bangles to necklaces, charms to keychains they really are your one-stop gift giving go-to.

Our personal favourite is the Geometric Collection. Modern. Funky. Brilliant.
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Plus, the leather wrap bracelets are the actual bombdiggity! If you want to immediately increase your street cred then you can get the trendiest accessory on the planet from this local lady!

JASITUP offers personalised stamping, to allow you to put your own sentiment to these wonderful pieces, what a great way to make something that is already wonderful just that little bit more special.

If personalised is not your vibe, the check out the large belcher necklaces and bracelets. Pimpin’ just the way they are.

There is a brilliant new yellow and rose tone stainless steel range that is perfect for those who looking for hypo allergenic items that won’t tarnish or cost a fortune!

There is nothing better than local people doing good and that is exactly what Jas is doing. Good work girl x

Contact:

| Phone number:  0423 274 390 |

| Email: jasit_up@yahoo.com.au |

| Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JASITUP.handstamped |

| Instagram: jasituphandstamped |

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The brilliant JASITUP is offering a brilliant prize to one gorgeous Nester this year. The winner will receive one of the brand new stainless steel open heart pendant valued at $60!

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of Jasit Up Hand Stamped on Facebook and The Central Nest as well as ‘like’ the competition post on our page!

For an additional entry into this wonderful giveaway you can ‘tag’ a friend! heart

Prize will be drawn 20 December 2015.

Good luck nesters x

 

 

{The Nest Writes} Enough is Enough. When can we stop living in fear?

To say that this is out of hand is a completely ridiculous understatement.

We need to band together and say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. violence

This week a local woman said goodbye to her work mates, collected her handbag and walked to her car. Surely a process she had done many times before.

Except this time was different. Today would change her life forever. She was beaten without mercy by her former partner. He abused her and left to die alone in her car.

He decided it was his right to abuse her.

I don’t know their personal circumstance, nor do I need to.

I do know that no woman deserves to be treated so appallingly by another human being.

What is absolutely devastating is that this is not an isolated incident.

Earlier this year in Bathurst, a man shot dead his former partner. He killed her with a shotgun and then turned the gun on himself. He did not face punishment. He was not able to be held accountable for his actions. He took her from her family and then took the cowards way out. Her family will live on without her, and that is completely unfair. She didn’t choose to die, he made that decision for her.

So, my question to you is, where is the outrage?

If a woman was killed on our streets by a stranger there would be fits of anger.

If she were killed by a Muslim extremist there would be protests, red alerts and media coverage for weeks.

Where exactly is the line drawn? So is it okay to beat your wife because you know her? Because you own her?

Of course it isn’t.  

These women are not even safe in their own homes. Something needs to be done. We need to make a stand and say that this is not okay.

Every single week in Australia one woman is killed by a current or former partner. On top of that it is reported that 1 in 3 women experience some degree of violence.

1 in 3.

Just let that sink in.

Why are we not taking this seriously? What will become of us?

Do you want a world where our daughters are unsafe, even in their own homes?

No of course not.

So what can you do?

You need to take a stand and reject the sexist attitudes and behaviour that creates a culture whereby violence against women is tolerated.

You need to treat all women as equals.

You need to speak up if you believe violence against women is occurring.

You need to make a world where little girls are protected. Young women are respected and females are not victimized.

If you know something is happening and you do nothing then you are also to blame.

Living in fear is not an option. Change must happen.

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HELP IS AVAILABLE: 

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, you can ring the Domestic Violence Line for help on 1800 656 463

The Domestic Violence Line is a statewide free-call number and is available 24 hours, seven days a week.

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EDITORS NOTE:

We send our thoughts, prayers and best wishes to those involved in the circumstances above.

I thank everyone for the comments and messages, I just want to take this opportunity to reiterate that violence against anyone is horrendous. To men. To women. To children. Every single person deserves to be safe and protected against violence. Men do. Women do. Children do. It was definitely not my intention to belittle or diminish the impact of violence against all other members of society.