{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2017} Eye love Christmas

We are thrilled to welcome on board to this year’s Christmas Prizeapolooza the team from Angela Morris Optometrist. 

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Operated by Optometrists Angela and Laurence they work side-by-side with Robyn and Sam to offer brilliant customer service. This local business has been growing with the community since 1999. They pride themselves on quality service and a very high standard of care.

Angela Morris Optometrist are your go-to for bulk-billed Medicare eye examinations. Even if you do not need glasses, you know that should have a regular check up to ensure the good health of your eyes. These checks help watch out for such problems as macula degeneration, glaucoma and cataracts. Children too, should have their eyes checked around six months of age, when they start preschool, and before they start school, to ensure that they are off to the best possible start.thumbnail_JH_Campaign_Red Lips

My family goes to Angela Morris Optometrist and we are always welcomed by friendly, knowledgeable and approachable staff.

What I love is that they are available when you really need them. My darling 4 year old poked herself in the eye with a broken hoola-hoop late on a Friday afternoon and after a quick phone call to Angela Morris Optometrists they arranged to see my little one straight away.

They are always giving back to the community and offer free child vision assessments in preschools and schools. They also sponsor community initiatives such as local theatre performances, sporting groups, schools and charities.thumbnail_kona winds b2b social posts

Angela Morris Optometrists  offer all the latest styles in glasses and can order just about anything to suit your own personal style. Apart from the huge selection of sunglasses, they now also stock the beautiful Maui Jim sunglasses. Maui Jim have the clearest polarised lenses that protect your eyes from glare and harmful UV, whilst giving you unbelievable clarity and colour.

Make sure you contact the team today (you certainly don’t want to miss out on your health fund benefits before the end of December!):

| Visit: 105 Rankin Street, Bathurst |

| Phone: 02 6332 5222 |

| Facebook: @angelamorrisoptometrist |

| Email: contact@angelamorris.com.au |

| Website: www.angelamorris.com.au|

 

 

treeline4To help you see clearly, the team at Angela Morris Optometrists are offering one very special nesters a $50 gift voucher!

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of Angela Morris Optometrists 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

 

 

{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2017} Incy up your Interiors

There is no hiding our beautiful love affair with Incy Interiors.  Since the very beginning of this blog we have adored their modern pieces and fresh, funky style. 23631978_1694746590556721_5858066575216671251_o

Incy Interiors offer great quality items that will stay in your family for a long time to come. In fact, in our own little nest, all four of the little birdies lay their heads each night on Incy beds. Not only do their beds look great, but they are long-lasting due to their superior design and construction.

Incy Interiors are leaders of the pack and are always on the cusp of the next great design. At this very moment we are lusting over the delicious new Mod Collection. Oh, my MOD!bed

So make sure you pop into their store at Chatswood Chase or contact your local Incy Interiors stockist today!

| Phone 02 9412 3884 |

| Website www.incyinteriors.com.au |

| Facebook @incyinteriors |

| Instagram @theincystore |

 

treeline4Our beautiful friends at Incy Interiors are sprinkling the Christmas Cheer to one super lucky nester and offering a $100 gift voucher.

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of Incy Interiors 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) Wednesday 20 December 2017.

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

{CHRISTMAS PRIZEAPOLOOZA 2017} Yule wanna be in it to win it

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

If you have been naughty then look away – this is one super nice giveaway!

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Each year The Central Nest loves giving back to our nesters and this year is no different. We have on offer some of the very best prizes we have ever seen!

Ranging from vouchers to massages, laser hair removal to photography and flowers to lipstick and everything in between!

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 2017:

1. All winners will be announced at 5pm (AEDT) Wednesday 20 December 2017

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!

{Love Birds} Beer for life

“I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you, not only for what you have made of yourself but for what you are making of me.” 

-Roy Croft

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This wedding is by far one of the most beautiful days I have ever seen. I love weddings that are just a little bit different and the tones of the winter wonder are simply stunning. The bride is gorgeous and her smile lights up every single image. Sometimes you can’t just see love, you can actually feel it. This is one of those weddings.

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The love birds: Monique Kellond, 24, Support Worker & Cameron Beer, 25, Correctional Services Officer

Ceremony & Reception: BoxGrove Bathurst

Theme: Warm Winter tones

The Dress: Peter Trends

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Beauty: Luxe Hair & Body

Styling: BoxGrove

Floral: Ivory Rose Botanicals

Eats: Our Place or Yours Catering

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Cake: Cakes by Katrina

Photographer: Feather & Birch

Rings: Monique: Wj Coote & Sons, Cameron: Michael Hill

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Stationary: Chalk Bathurst

Music: The mud monkeys

Special moments:

Monique says “The fact that I got to marry my high school sweet heart.”

While it was one of the coldest winter days, right as the couple said ‘I do’ the sun came out from behind the clouds.

Guests: 120

Cost: $35,000

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Stockists: Ceremony & Reception: BoxGrove Bathurst | The Dress: Peter Trends| Beauty: Luxe Hair & Body| Styling: BoxGrove | Floral: Ivory Rose Botanicals|Eats: Our Place or Yours Catering| Cake: Cakes by Katrina| Photographer: Feather & Birch| Rings: Monique: Wj Coote & Sons, Cameron: Michael Hill | Stationary: Chalk Bathurst| Music: The mud monkeys|

{Girl Crush Tuesday} Captured by Aimee

We have some pretty hard girl crushes. These are the types of ladies that stamp their style on the world. They are the type of people that will always be remembered and little girls grow up wanting to be. They are women of substance. Women that make the world a better place. Happy Girl Crush Tuesday everybody.line4

Today we are hearting hard on the gorgeous Aimee Cook from Aimee Cook Photography.

Aimee Cook is a local lady who loves capturing the important moments and sharing them for everyone to see. Aimee is a baby, family and wedding photographer based in Bathurst. She is creative, talented and above all, completely lovely.

One of the most wonderful things about Aimee is that she started the Beautiful-You campaign. This is a program that allows parents of children with special needs to obtain photographs of their little superheros at no cost. Aimee offers a safe environment for these children to flourish which in turn allows Aimee to capture the perfect moments of childhood without a judgmental stare. What I love most about the Beautiful-You project is that it provides a place for children to be children while mum and dad are gifted with special memories for always.

Aimee loves being involved in the local community and regularly donates her time and skillset wherever she can.

Thanks Aimee for showing all little girls that through hard work and a kind heart you really can make the world around you a better place.

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{The Embrace Screening} Kellie’s reflection

Recently The Central Nest and Kellie Gibson arranged a screening of the highly informative film ‘Embrace’ in Bathurst. It was an event that was filled with inspiration, motivation and the joy of spending the night with 150 of our closest friends.

Kellie has prepared a reflection of the event and wanted to share it with you. watercolour

After spending a wonderful evening at the Bathurst Embrace screening last week with 150 other local women and “one token dude” I left feeling really empowered and loved the amazing message that the film sent. You know it’s a powerful and hardhitting message when you are left thinking about it for days afterwards, there were so many parts that really stuck with me.

But… I am going to be completely honest here.

When Wednesday rolled around and the cover for Bathurst City Life was released, I took one look at the cover shot, which was a photo of myself and the other ladies who contributed to the event and my initial thoughts were “what a terrible photo of me… I look horrible”, “I didn’t realise I was that big” “look at the bags under my eyes” “how embarrassing” “everyone else looks great but I look terrible”.

Then a massive part of me felt guilty that I was left feeling like that particularly when the event was all about embracing who we are and how we look and promoting positive body image for all. I felt like a fraud that I had been so passionate about this issue that I had brought the Embrace screening to Bathurst and now I was body shaming myself!

I caught up for a cuppa this morning with a friend who was also on the cover and she told me her thoughts upon seeing it and I was shocked to hear that her reaction was pretty much the same, she was so critical of how she looked but thought that the rest of us all looked gorgeous! After a good laugh it led to a chat about why we are so hard on ourselves, how can we be exposed to such a positive message which makes us walk away feeling so great and then have such a negative reaction to the first photo we see of ourselves? How can we change these powerful thoughts and feelings that have been wired into us for so many years? How can we change the culture?

Upon chatting further I told my friend that I can personally remember being told so often in the past that I was pretty or that I was beautiful, that I had a great body, that I looked really fit etc. Looking back, I honestly feel that being told these things so often has devalued in my own mind other important qualities and attributes that I have to offer as a person and when through my own perception (no one else’s) I feel like I don’t have those things then I feel like I am not enough. Don’t get me wrong, who doesn’t love a compliment? We all do! A genuine compliment can really brighten our day. The issue is that all too often compliments are based on aesthetics as opposed to a variety of beautiful qualities that make us truly unique as individuals, all of those things that our family and friends truly love about us! It can be so hard when what is portrayed as normal in magazines and other media is worlds apart from reality.

At the end of our cuppa we decided that the only way we can change this culture and way of thinking is to have more conversations about it! We need to talk about it as a way to constantly remind ourselves that we are so much more than how we look and that our qualities extend far greater than what meets the eye.

As women we need to work towards building ourselves and each other up and getting to know those qualities that make each of us so unique and so special, each and every one of us has so much to offer! It’s going to be a work in progress to change these thought patterns we have developed over time… but collectively lets all continue to try!

On that note I would like to share one particular quote from the film that I absolutely loved and will always remember “It’s a waste of energy that people spend all of that time worrying about how they look as opposed to what they can contribute” – Turia Pitt. Well said Turia, well said!

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{Girl Crush Tuesday} Singing superstar Lauren Plenderleith

We have some pretty hard girl crushes. These are the types of ladies that stamp their style on the world. They are the type of people that will always be remembered and little girls grow up wanting to be. They are women of substance. Women that make the world a better place. Happy Girl Crush Tuesday everybody.line4Today we salute local performer extraordinaire Lauren Plenderleith.

Lauren is a local girl who I have had the privilege of knowing for an extraordinarily long time, she is super involved in the community and has a heart of gold.

Lauren is a singer extraordinaire and I guarantee that you would have seen her gracing stages at many functions you have attended in our local area over the years.

She has been a band member of Nuthin’ 2 Serious for over 13 years and as if that’s not enough she is also a founding member of of Momentum, a new musical group that are rockin’ out sounds everywhere. In fact, Momentum are opening for and supporting Diesel later this year! What a great achievement.

Lauren is such a superstar that she was given the well deserved honour of being MC for the Bathurst Carols by Candlelight last Christmas and to say she smashed it is a massive understatement! She also performed at Rock of Ages.

On top of all this Lauren is a mother and a wife who has a day job as well!

There is absolutely nothing better than seeing a local girl done good.

Here’s to you Lauren, we can’t wait to see you rock the stage for years to come. Thanks for showing our little girls that confidence and hardwork pays off.

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