{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.

{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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