{Locally Found} Make sure you call J Baldwin Photography

Some people are really clever, like just really super talented. horse

The creative team at J Baldwin Photography are those people. railway

Located in our little old Bathurst they offer brilliant photography for all your needs, including but not limited to landscape, real-estate and sport.

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You can check them out on their website at www.jbaldwinphotography.com.au

You won’t regret it!

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How bloody talented are these locals!

*All images are copyright to J Baldwin Photography

{Locally Found} Addicted to Incy Interiors and their new diggs

Local kids done good.

There isn’t really another way to describe the fabulous team at Incy Interiors.

Recently they moved across town to the coolness that is Crago Mill and their new diggs have been featured on the wonderful Interiors Addict website. incy

Pop over and have a look-see, talk about design LOVE!

Interiors Addict is the coolest website, so grab a cuppa and a bickie and settle in for a couple of hours of interior design drooling.

Happy reading Nesters x

 

{The Weekly Nest} This week we endured tantrums, bunnies and the evolution of Mondee Night Trackie Night

This week has been a beautiful one in our little nest. We have received many new ‘likers’ on Facebook and we send out a massive high-five to all of you for sharing the love!CentralNestBlogNew

In our personal nest we are eagerly counting down the days until our new little birdy comes to say hello. I swear the last month of pregnancy has about 474,096 days..

It has been a testing week with the toddler-bird this week, the hubby-bird and I have started a daily announcement of ‘and today’s tantrum proudly bought to you by…’ tantrum

Here are some of the fabulous discussions we have entered this week:

                And today’s tantrum is proudly bought to you by:

  1. Because mummy refused to ring the firetruck people and tell them to come to our house so we can sign ‘hi’ to a fireman.
  2. Because mummy wouldn’t stop the rain
  3. Because the toy phone rang and Gracie wouldn’t take the call. Gracie is the dog.
  4. Because mummy wouldn’t ‘re-wrap’ the banana
  5. Because we wouldn’t paint our 4wd red instead of black
  6. Because we weren’t allowed to play with the garden edger
  7. Because we used the green cup, not the blue one.
  8. Because we used the blue cup, not the green one.
  9. Because they baby didn’t ‘hatch’ yet.
  10. Because we ran out of grapes.
  11. Because the cat didn’t want a hug.
  12. Because the mailman went past too quick.
  13. Because daddy went to work.
  14. Because the dog licked the door.

In other news, next weekend is a LOOOONG weekend (thank goodness!) and while you are sha-lumping around in a sugar coma from all the chocolate you will inevitably devour we have found some Black and White Bathroom inspo for you! Make sure you wrangle your own hubby-bird and head to Bunnings and get some shit sorted! ASAP.

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Gorgeous Bathroom Inspo for you!

We found a really interesting article that proved to be quite popular on the blog this week. The 6 Signs You’re Done Having Babies really hit home with some of our beautiful  Nesters. Some said they had that ‘gut’ feeling that they were done and some said they were still waiting on that feeling to hit. We love hearing from you and appreciate when you take the time to share your feelings and experiences with the little nest community.

 We discovered some brilliant Non-Chocolate Easter Gift Ideas this week for you, everyone gives chocolate but how about thinking outside the chocolate box this year? There is something in there for everyone! Something to keep, something to remember, something to keep the blood-sugars level!

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If you are looking for a tear-jerker read while sipping your warm cuppa then our story on The Most Powerful Thing You Can Say To Another Mother really tugged at the heartstrings. It shows that underneath it all we are bound by this invisible ribbon that ties all mama-birds together.

Another great style-go-to we learnt about this week was Chi Khi. To say we LOVE this new brand is the world’s biggest understatement! Kick-started by the beautifully talented Natalie Bassingthwaighte they offer funky, unisex designs for the most precious cargo of all, our little birdies. Add this site to your favourites like yesterday!

Whilst perusing our calendar (because you know, we are cool like that!) we realised that school holidays are only a sniff and fart away! If you are looking for something fun to keep your little birdie entertained these holidays then check out the awesome timetable from Bathurst PCYC. Offering everything from Circus Skills to Rock Climbing they surely have something to keep your mini-me occupied!

Another article that really resonated with you this week was our story about sisters.  Sometimes Sisters are like Blisters, Irritating and Annoying, But The There Are Other Times. Whilst bloody frustrating sometimes they are your ‘people’ and will always be there for you. Share this with your people.

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This week led to our life-changing discovery of Spylight. Now, let me break this down to you, you can actually purchase the look of your favourite TV star and have it sent directly to your home whilst in your trackie daks on a Mondee Night! How bloody sensational is that. Basically as soon as the episode airs the site uploads the look for you to buy!

Early in the week we found an article that while it discusses a less-than-fun topic it is really something you should consider. The reason why you should read 7 Signs You’re In An Unhappy Marriage is because it may just save your own relationship.

If you are looking to get out and about this weekend why not check some of these out?

  • Gold Crown is galloping forward this weekend! For more information check out www.goldcrown.com.au
  • Check out the Pop Up Cellar Door at Crago Mill Emporium in Piper Street, Bathurst on Saturday 28 March 2015 at 11am. You can sample local produce and wine. Plus loads of cheese and antipasto share platters!
  • On Friday 27 March 2015 the finals for the Elephant and Castle DJ of the Year are being held. Check out some fantastic talent.
  • The pioneer picnic is on Sunday 29 March 2015 from midday in Stanley Street opposite Old Government Cottage.
  • The PCYC has a safe drivers Course for Learner Drivers running this Sunday 29 March 2015 at 10am. Contact 6331 2191 for more information.weekend

With love,

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{The Weekly Nest} March week 2 in review

So in review of this week, we start with some good news, the hubby-bird and I survived operation ‘construct-Ikea-furniture’ without any blood being drawn, any serious threats of divorce or deadly insults. We survived and I am diggin’ the organisation that is finally starting to happen in our nest.

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It is funny during pregnancy how the little nesting vibe kicks in. All of a sudden I am on a rampage chucking stuff out, sending this to Vinnies and Martha Stewarting the shit out the place. The hubby-bird even joked that perhaps he should continue to knock me up every couple of years to maintain the world’s biggest spring clean. He is romantic like that.

In other ‘I-am-growing-a-massive-alien-in-my-belly-news’ my feet and ankles are still engorged. Now even my cankles have cankles AND what appear to fat rolls.

The toddler-bird kindly bought it to my attention yesterday that my toes look like mini-frankfurts now.  Such a kind kid that one. Really made my day hearing that fantastic observation from her.

In food news, this week one of our Nesters submitted a recipe for the most delicious Quinoa, roasted tomato, asparagus and goat’s cheese tart. We love when nesters get involved so if you have a family favourite that you would love to share please contact us! Thanks to Kellie for sharing this tart, it is healthy, delicious and a hit with the little birdies!

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Another important thing we discovered this week was the Best Metaphor that ever been made in the world. It relates to consent and it is so important that the message be spread far and wide. A cup of tea is all it takes to understand when consent exists and when it does not. What you need to do is save it and read it to your little girls in the future. You need to show your little boys. You need to make sure this message is everywhere. I just honestly cannot believe that it took someone this long to come up with it. tea

One of our most popular posts this week was some advice from our favourite kindergarten teacher, Miss Mac. She gave us some information on How to Settle In, Make Nice and Not Piss Off Your School. Starting school can be daunting but thanks to advice from Miss Mac you can help your child adjust quickly.
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In other potentially boring news for some of you, we re-branded the blog this week. We hope you like it! After looking at exactly one bazillion twelve hundred million ideas we settled on the girly, lovely flowers. We just love it. It makes us feel all warm and fuzzy in all the nice places. Plus, we have finally be able to order some business cards, so look out world! CentralNestBlogNew

Later in the week when we were desperately looking for ways to make life easier and we discovered Quick Hair To Get You There. Basically part of our life hack Friday collection it is a bunch of hair styles that only take a matter of second to do!

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Not much doing this weekend (thank Bon-Jovi). For the first weekend in a long time we aren’t going anywhere, doing anything, well no more than we have to anyway. If you are looking for something to do this weekend make sure you check out:

  • The Raglan Public School is holding a Spooky Twilight Fete on Friday 13 March 2015 from 4pm to 7pm.
  • The Bathurst Base Hospital Annual Fete (on the hospital grounds) on Saturday from 9am to 1pm.
  • The Stannies Autumn Fair/Open Day on Sunday from 11am.
  • Relay for Life
  • The NRL is hitting town at Carrington Park on Saturday. You can watch the Gold Goast Titans and Penrith Panthers. You can also catch the Titans Players at the Bathurst RSL from 6.30pm for a meet and greet Friday night!

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{Christmas Prizeapolooza} Win the gift of fit

One of our very favourite contributors to the blog is the fantastically motivating and friendly Riss from Larissa Riss Personal Training.

She offers one on one and group training in a supportive and energetic environment and is the perfect addition to your fitness regime.

Whether you are interested in losing some weight, you have a specific injury or just want to improve your general overall fitness then look no further.riss

Riss will meet with you in a comfortable and supportive environment to discuss the outcome that you want to achieve and together you will work out the best, most efficient way to achieve your goals.tree

The gorgeous Riss has happily jumped on the Christmas Prizeapolooza bandwagon and is offering a wonderful prize to one very lucky Nester. You could kick off the New Year with a one on one personal training session that also includes a detailed personal consultation. Fantastic!

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of Larissa Beer Personal Training as well as The Central Nest and ‘like’ the competition post on our Facebook page.

Remember for an additional entry remember to ‘tag’ a friend!

Prize will be drawn 21 November 2014!

Good luck Nesters!

{Christmas Prizeapolooza} Be a star with The Button Jar

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There are some people that just ooze talent and the lovely Laura from The Button Jar is one such person.

She is artistic, creative and skilful. She makes the MOST beautiful things!button jar

The Button Jar offers handmade bespoke stationary made with love. Offering a card for any occasion, you need not buy generic cards anymore.card

If she doesn’t have what you are looking for just contact her and she can work out a design to meet your needs!

Do yourself a favour and contact The Button Jar today to make your Christmas card giving just a little bit sweeter.tree

The beautiful Button Jar has made available for our Christmas Prizeapolooza a wonderful 10 card pack worth $45!

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of The Button Jar and The Central Nest and like the competition post on our page! Easy.

Remember for an additional entry remember to ‘tag’ a friend!

Prize will be drawn 21 December 2014.

Good luck Nesters!

{Christmas Prizeapolooza} Give the gift of Cocobel this year

If you haven’t yet experienced the delightful Cocobel then you do not know what you are missing!image

Offering handmade coconut oil based bath products they are dreams come true (in jars)

Cocobel specialise in body and shower scrubs, tub teas, and body butter. They use the highest quality ingredients and are made locally. What’s not to love about that?

The best thing about Cocobel is that the products are made with love. What started out as a personal project for Annabel has turned into a thriving business. It was after she realised she was unable to source good quality handmade scrubs that she decided to start making her own and in turn create a business to share her passion with others.

Each item that you purchase from Cocobel is personally handmade and packaged. There are natural and fresh and revitalising. image (1)

You can find Cocobel at local markets (including Millthorpe Markets this weekend!), Al Dente in Keppel Street and through Facebook.

Plus as an extra bonus to keep your inner environmental warrior happy, all packaging used by Cocobel is recyclable (or reusable!) WE LOVE THAT!

Contact:

| Phone: 0432 942 015 |

| Email:  annabel.hewitt@gmail.com |

| Website: Coming soon |

| Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cocobel-Body-Food/347607505388414  |

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The gorgeous Annabel has generously donated to one VERY lucky Nester:

1. Coconut Ice Ice Baby body/shower scrub – This is perfect for dry skin. Consisting of a beautiful blend of coconut, almond and vitamin E oils with a hint of lime. This sugar and coconut exfoliating scrub is your skin’s savour! Plus, it smells SO good that you will want to eat your own arm!

2. Citrus Sangria Tub Tea – A refreshing bath soak that is brilliant for muscle relief. Blended bath salts (epsom, sea and pink rock salt) mixed with coconut almond and vitamin E oils. It comes with a re-usable tea bag to keep the goodness together (and less mess!)

For you chance to win all you have to do is head over to Facebook and like The Central Nest, the competition post on the The Central Nest‘s Facebook and be a ‘liker’ of Cocobel. EASY!

(Remember for an additional entry ‘tag’ a friend!)

Prize will be drawn 5pm 21 December 2014

{Christmas Prizeapolooza} Letting you in a on secret with Fifty8GEORGE

One of the very best places in town is hidden in lower George Street.

If you look closely you will see an absolute treasure trove of goodies, an Aladdin’s cave of giftware.

“Bathurst’s best kept secret”. NOT ANYMORE!file-page1

The wonderful fifty8GEORGE is owned and operated by Terry and Marie Rouland and their ten friendly staff members.

Fifty8GEORGE is a real Bathurst icon and has been operating for over 21 years. It offers a diverse range of products that you cannot find elsewhere.

They are your one-stop shop for all giftware, engraving, embroidery and  trophies.pano

They also offer excellent commercial deals on signage, industrial engraving, rubber stamps, apparel, promotional products and lots more!

Get your panicked Christmas self there, they will sort out ALL your presents in one place!

Contact:

| Phone: 02 6331 3388 |

| Address: 58 George Street, Bathurst NSW 2795 |

| Email: info@fifty8george.com.au |

| Website: www.fifty8george.com.au |

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

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The gorgeous team at fifty8GEORGE have generously donated a $50.00 gift voucher for use in their store!

To be in the running all you have to do is head over to Facebook and like The Central Nest, the competition post on the The Central Nest‘s Facebook  and be a ‘liker’ of Fifty8GEORGE. AWESOME!

(Remember for an additional entry ‘tag’ a friend!)

Prize will be drawn 5pm 21 December 2014

{Christmas Prizeapolooza} Yule be happy with this giveaway Nesters!

I cannot describe the excitement that is running through my Christmas loving veins right now!

The Central Nest Christmas Prizeapolooza is back for 2014!christmas photoshop small copy

Basically the Christmas Prizeapolooza is a way for us to thank YOU for being so loyal, friendly and downright gorgeous, because without your support The Central Nest would not be so successful!

I genuinely, with all my squishy loving heart cannot believe how welcoming the community has been for the blog and look forward to sharing in the future together!

This year we have so many brilliant, fantastic businesses that are sharing the Christmas spirit and offering giveaways to our little Nesters! We are so deeply thankful for their kind donations and support of our blog!

Basically here are the important parts you need to know about our Christmas Prizeapolooza:

1. All winners will be announced at 5pm (AEDT) Sunday 21 December 2014

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 addition entry to the competition.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to let us know!

Happy Christmas Nesters!!

 

{The Nest Shopping} Support local this weekend

Head on over to Baby Zac’s Shack on Facebook to check out the We love the Central West Auction Album.

Offering gifts from all our favourite local suppliers it is the perfect stop for your Christmas shopping this weekend! Plus, you can do it from home, without a bra, in your pyjamas! baby zac

Offering everything from toys to headbands to candles you can buy directly from lovely locals.

The album is open 8pm Friday 28 November 2014 until 8pm Monday 1 December 2014. bunting

Get there now!!