{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*

{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2017} A Smallprint on Christmas

There is something special about being able to remember just how small your little people were and just how much love you have for them. The gorgeous Jess from Smallprint Central West can help you do just that!

Smallprint Central West is a small business that provides handcrafted fine silver jewellery that captures your loved ones finger, hand or foot prints. They can also capture your loved one’s artwork or handwriting! 15241249_1151306551663117_7734549388064542575_n

What is remarkable is the story behind Smallprint Central West. The business was started back in 2012 shortly after Jess’ son passed away.  She says she had her son Tyler’s prints taken while he was in palliative care in Sydney and once she returned back home realised there was no one in the area who could help turn his prints into a permanent reminder. So, Smallprint Central West was started. Jess says the business gave her a reason to get out of bed each morning and something to concentrate on during her grief.

That’s the part that makes Smallprint Central West so special, it literally comes from a place of knowing. It’s knowing that you want to cherish those memories, it’s knowing you need to remember the size of the fingerprint. It’s the knowing that she can create a keepsake that will keep families feeling closer to someone who passed too soon.

Smallprint Central West travels and can be around in those times of grief. Jess says she can been welcomed into homes at times when the world around them is crumbling. Whether a baby was born sleeping, a child lost to SIDS or capturing an elderly person’s fingerprints before it’s too late. 24899865_1491935704266865_1516579497655757499_n

Smallprint Central West also stocks a special print taking kit that can be posted to funeral homes so that a family can capture a print and order when they are ready to do so.

When you support Smallprint Central West you are literally helping to support someone’s family. Jess says she is often handcrafting new pieces at 5am while her children are still sleeping!

Each piece is hand made by Jess. She doesn’t send them away to be a made in a factory, they are made in her home. The fingerprint range is actually printed directly into silver which not only captures maximum detail but also means your loved one actually touches your pendant.

Smallprint Central West also recognises that sometimes life can be really tough so they offer a one month layby on every order.

Make sure you capture your loved one today:

| Phone:  0429 584 469 |

| Email: jessica.stephens@smallp.com.au |

| Website: www.smallprint.com |

| Facebook: @smallprintcentralwestNSW |

| Instagram: @smallprint_centralwest |

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Smallprint Central West wants to make your Christmas a little bit more special so is offering one lucky nester a $50 voucher.

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of  Smallprint Central West 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} Christmas memories with Aimee

So as we sit here at the end of another year, time just seems to be escaping quicker then ever before. It reminds me just how important capturing these moments are. 20882822_1672219762830483_8347622416954975669_n

That’s where my gorgeous friend Aimee Cook steps in.

Aimee Cook Photography is located in Bathurst and is one of the leading family and newborn photographers in the area. What I love most about Aimee is that she isn’t afraid to get down on your little one’s level to make them laugh, she is a perfectionist so won’t stop until she has that perfect photo. 24899795_1776993229019802_2244478129892666559_n

The best thing about Aimee is that she has this innate ability to capture the in-between moments. You won’t end up with a bunch of staged photos she instead celebrates the giggles and tickles, and quiet, less obvious love.

Offering everything from outdoor family photo shoots to small intimate moments being captured in her purpose-built studio she can provide your family with the most precious gift of all, eternal memories. 23755623_1757379614314497_3329679038137059139_n

If you want to have your family’s memories captured then make sure you contact Aimee today:

| Phone 0422 082 929 |

| Website http://www.aimeecook.com.au |

| Facebook @Aimee Cook Photography |

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Aimee Cook Photography is making one very LUCKY nester’s Christmas a lot more lovely and is giving away a Family Session valued at $995.

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of Aimee Cook Photography 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} Christmas with Oxygen

We love local businesses that help local businesses and that’s what the team at Oxygen Recruitment and HR does.

Located in Bathurst, owners Alicia & James Rennie can assist your business to find the right staff or develop your team. They provide recruitment and HR consulting to wide variety of local businesses and also help job seekers to find their new role. 14066368_728989493915625_976813659615923985_o

Oxygen Recruitment and HR can help with position briefing and benchmarking as well as advertising and interview management. They can help you locate a temp or your next long term employee.

Alicia and James are dedicated to providing a local option for businesses seeking professional staff. As active members of the local business community themselves they support buying local and are proud to contribute to various community events. 19143989_910488199099086_1540714907620111150_o

If you need some recruitment or HR assistance make sure you contact the team at Oxygen Recruitment and HR today:

| Phone: 0414 954 204 |

| Email: admin@oxygenrecruitment.com.au |

| Website: www.oxygenrecruitment.com.au |

| Facebook: @Oxygen Recruitment and HR |

 

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Oxygen Recruitment and HR  are spreading the local love this Christmas and giving away a $50 BUY LOCAL gift card!

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of Oxygen Recruitment and HR 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} Christmas: Panorama Style

If there is one thing I love about having this blog, it is discovering local little gems of talent, and that’s exactly what Panorama Design Solutions is all about. 23926598_1554789071281743_2244946424399711997_o

A relatively new little business, Panorama Design Solutions offers graphic design services for all your needs. Located in Bathurst, is it a family run business operated by Mel Cunningham that balances great design with the ability to spend time with her gorgeous son Ryder.

Panorama Design Solutions offers brilliant customer service and is completely personalised to your needs. Mel will meet with you one on one to ensure that your business or personal graphic designs are met. thumbnail_2017-11-23 13.16.46

Mel is always on the lookout for new ways to challenge herself so make sure you keep an eye on her facebook page for information in the New Year about making baby showers a lot easier!

Panorama Design Solutions is passionate about providing affordable, but high quality graphic design solutions to the people of the Central West. When you support local you literally are supporting a little family business. 24774697_1562753330485317_2671013688870938385_n

So if you need some business cards or maybe a party invite, if you need placement cards or a birth announcement or anything else then you need to contact Panorama Design Solutions today!

| Phone: 0409 917 861 |

| Email: panoramadesignsolutions@gmail.com |

| Facebook: @PanoramaDesignSolutions|

| Instagram: @panoramaDesignSolutions |
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Panorama Design Solutions is giving one lucky Nester the most gorgeous Christmas gift, the gift of family. If you want to have your very own personalised Framed Family Portrait then make sure you enter today!

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of Panorama Design Solutions 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} Macquarie Spoils this year

There are a few local businesses that have been around since the beginning of the blog and have always been involved and supportive. One of the biggest supporters I have had is Karla and the beautiful team from Macquarie Medi Spa.IMG_2219

Macquarie Medi Spa are the queens at pampering. I cannot tell you how many times I come out of one of their spas feelings a million bucks better than when I walked in.

What I love most is that they are really informative without being pushy. They have their fingers on the pulse of the latest trends and movements in beauty and bring that to our local area in an approachable and affordable way.

Macquarie Medi Spa have won a bunch of awards including the very prestigious Oceania Spa Manager in 2016. They have also been named Bathurst Business of the Year twice and been a nominee of the World Luxury Spa Awards.  ST-about-2

Macquarie Medi Spa is your local beauty spa with two beautiful locations in Bathurst and in Orange. The Orange spa even offers the very fun LipLab where you can create your own personalised lipstick and foundation. I have done this a couple of times and it is the best way to spend some time with your favourite girls.

One of the first services offered by  Macquarie Medi Spa is their Laser Hair removal, it means far less hair and that is certainly a winner in my books (just ask my lip!). These machines are massively expensive but  Macquarie Medi Spa wants the best for their clients so is even bringing another one to Orange! ST-Facial-treatments

If you want to feel like the most beautiful version of yourself make sure you give Karla and the girls at Macquarie Medi Spa a call today:

| Phone: 02 6332 2062 |

| Email: bathurst@macquariemedispa.com |

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The fantastic girls at  Macquarie Medi Spa are spreading the love this Christmas and giving one very lucky winner a LipLab voucher as well as some under arm Laser Hair Removal Sessions!

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of Macquarie Medi Spa  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} A Nourishing Christmas

I have had my thermomix for a little while now but it wasn’t until I came across Erin Lovegrove from A Nourishing Mix that I really learnt how versatile and useful the ‘thermo’ could be.

A Nourishing Mix literally helps change people’s lives by unleashing the possibilities in their very own kitchen. Erin says that just by having a simple cooking demonstration at home you can see firsthand the increase in time, health, energy and money that the thermo can help you gain. 23666472_10154826373132015_1567544983_nWhat I personally love is the rockin’ customer service I have received from the Thermomix Bathurst team, they are always there to help make sure you are getting the most from your machine. Especially with the introduction of the cook-key this year they are helping to make life just a little bit easier! The cook-key has over 26,000 recipes!!!

Thermomix have consultants all across the Central West that can assist you. If you don’t already have a Thermomix consultant, you can just request a local consultant by visiting the Thermomix in Australia website: https://www.thermomix.com.au/how-to-purchase/contact-us/

Plus, in case you want to jump on board and actually sell your own thermomix they are offering a free business kit until 31 December 2018. Maybe it could be a great way for you to earn a little extra spending money for the new year?

If you want a more nourishing mix in your life check out:

| Phone: 0403 161 602 |

| Email:  Erinlovegrove.thermomix@gmail.com |

| Facebook: @anourishingmix |

treeline4Erin and the local Thermomix girls are eager to sprinkle a little Christmas magic around so are giving away a much sought after kitchen toolkit valued at $100 as well as an Indian Curry Bowl Pack (13cm & 17cm) valued at $63.90!

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of A Nourishing Mix  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