Gorgeous Renelle from Pop Up Succulent Shop is generously giving away two tickets to one of her workshops so you and a friend can have a great afternoon together creating something beautiful. I tell you what, I desperately want to keep this prize for myself!
This is a fantastic local business that you really need to know about! Jess Does Dots is owned and operated by the incredibly talented Jess Sandford (Channon) and is located in Orange.
Jess Does Dots creates original art (framed and on canvas), hand painted earrings, hand painted Christmas decorations and canvas print bags.
The thing that sets Jess apart is that her masterpieces are handcreated with love and talent and some of her paintings can take weeks to finish! The time she spends on these creations are not reflected in her price but you can tell when you recieve one of her items just how much time and love has gone into it.
This business began after one of Jess’ friends make the suggestion for Jess to have an outlet. Jess suffered severe postnatal depression and anxiety and her friend (who was a nurse) suggested it could help her cope. Jess had obtained a top mark in the NSW HSC Art body of work and finally had a reason to switch off from everyday life and focus on her creative side.
You feel the heart in everyone of Jess’ creations.
Jess Does Dots is offering one very lucky nesters an excellent prize pack this year that includes a canvas bag, 4 hand painted cards, 4 handpainted christmas tree decorations and a hand painted pair of earrings! I SO want this one for myself!
Jenny Webber Nutrition is a great little business that more people need to know about! She offers nutrition consulting as well as food education for children and adults.
Jenny is a University qualified Nutritionist and Food Technologist. She says that unfortunately the industry isn’t government regulated and therefore anyone can call themselves a Nutritionist. But, she is registered with the Nutrition Society of Australia and only those with qualifications such as hers can do so. This is assurance that Jenny know her science and will only provide you with the latest scientifically proven advice.
In 2020 Jenny is launching her very own program, Sprout Food and Nutrition Education. This amazing program is aimed at children aged from 2 to 6 years, with further programs to be released for primary school aged children in the near future. It is a hands on food and nutrition education program in Child Care Centres, Early Learning Centres and also private classes (to be announced in the new year). The program is centered around teaching children to have a positive relationship with food in a fun environment with their peers. The reason this program has been designed is that in the latest HealthStats records for NSW (2017-18) it showed that only 9% of children aged 2 to 8 years were consuming enough fruit and vegetables. Research shows that getting children involved in a fun and interactive environment to learn and experience new foods enhances fruit and vegetable intake.
If you want to start 2020 in a better way the get in contact with Jenny today:
Jenny Webber Nutrition is offering one lucky nester a Sprout Apron and a Free Initial Consultation for Nutrition Consulting (valued at $120) – consultation is not redeemable until after 13th January but has expiry 12 months.
Plus, Jenny Webber Nutrition is a proud affiliate of Foost. Foost’s vision is to make meal and snack times more colourful. They are the creators of ‘Positive Food Education’. Foost has inspired over 37,000 people to be healthier’. Foost have kindly donated a book set and kids safety knife!
Note: Jenny Webber Nutrition use Foost products in their Sprout education programs – *Sprout education programs are designed independent to Foost*
Jenny is also offering all participants 10% off Foost products using the code ‘sprout10’ in the shopping cart.
One of the best little businesses I have discovered this year is Sister Skincare.
Sister Skincare is owned and operated by Tiarna Elliott and Amy Gullifer and was launched in 2019. The idea for the business was developed over 3 years whilst Tiarna was completing her beauty apprenticeship. The whole process took almost 2 years before they were ready to launch. A lot of researching, contacting manufacturers, trialling and sampling was involved before they finally narrowed it down to the 8 products they currently have available.
The best thing about Sister Skincare is that the ingredients are natural and organic, but highly active. Tiarna says she was determined to find ingredients that would help the skin without the need for chemicals. Their products contain no parabens, SLS, nothing artificial or synthetic. They’re vegan and cruelty free.
Sister Skincare was designed for Tiarna’s sister, Jess, who has struggled with cystic acne and extremely sensitive skin for the last 4 years. At the time, the products were made solely for her sister and Tiarna would never have imagined producing her own line of skincare but after 6 months of using the products, and seeing her sister’s skin flawless, she knew she wanted others to experience the goodness of raw active ingredients, instead of using harsh chemicals. So, that’s when Sister Skincare was born.
If you want to find your best skin get in contact with the girls at Sister Skincare today:
This is one of my absolute favourite businesses in this year’s giveaway, in fact, I am smelling one of her incredible candles as I type this!
Firefly Earth is owned and operated by the gorgeous Trudey Bailey and offers pure soy triple scented candles.
Firefly was born 10 years ago, when Trudey’s baby was 11 months old and after a trip to Canada to visit family, Trudey noticed just how many homes she visited had candles burning. The candle culture was massive in the northern hemisphere, and she says she was all in after that trip.
Trudey says the problem she faced back in Australia was that if she wanted a triple scented candle that packed a fragrance punch, she could only find them in paraffin. Australia had various ranges of soy candles but the fragrance seemed to be a little light on. Trudey says she didn’t feel comfortable burning paraffin around her baby so decided to create her own!
The thing that sets Firefly Earth apart is the brilliant business strategy. She has streamlined all her products to make it so much easier for consumers. Some companies may offer up to 30 different fragrance’s which is great for consumers who love bulk choice. Trudey says that after observing her sale trends over the years she made the decision to take more of a minimalistic approach and not overwhelm the bejesus out of her customers. Trudey says she quickly realised that it didn’t matter what she offered up, her customers always returned to the top 3 sellers. Angels Milk, Bondi & French Pear.
Having said that, this year she is offering a super special Christmas edition candle! It’s called Christmas Caramel, its the Angel’s Milk Blend with swirls of hot salted caramel notes. You won’t regret purchasing that one!
It you want to smell some joy this Christmas get in contact with Firefly Earth today:
That Succulent Place provides beautiful quality Succulents and Cacti. Karen grows her own succulents and cacti, and propagate regularly from them. She also sources succulents and cacti from other home based growers as well as her parent’s extensive collection from Warren, Central West NSW.
Quality & rarer succulents and cacti are hard to come by in our local area, so That Succulent Place loves to fill that succulent need.
That Succulent Place creates beautiful Terrariums. She recycles and uses old casserole bowls, Jars, anything that will suitably host a succulent! Karen’s father, Doug creates amazing wooden Log Pots, Sourced from a Property in Warren, NSW, that he has worked on for the past 58 years. His amazing, unique creations, along with Karen’s succulents and cacti, make the most gorgeous and one off gifts and home décor.
The succulents, cacti and log pots have become very popular and people even come from Sydney, Canberra and all around to purchase something unique and special.
That Succulent Place is always open for business; a quick message to organise a day and time to come out to Eglinton is never a problem. She also has regular open weekends, which you can find details about on her facebook page.
Knots with Style began from a hobby and she now holds regular workshops, both locally and out in Central West NSW at Warren, Narromine and Dubbo. Karen says she loves to teach macramé.
Karen takes great pride in both her businesses supplying quality handmade products. She says she loves seeing customer’s reactions when they buy a product from her, and the enjoyment people get from making their own macramé creations when they attend a workshop.
One of the best things about That Succulent Place and Knots with Style is how much Karen supports other local businesses. She chooses to source succulents from other home based growers, and macramé supplies from independently owned craft and fibre businesses. She also supports the “buy from the bush” and “One Day Closer to Rain, (Drought), Rural Cottage Crafts initiative, and her parents create succulent arrangements with materials sourced from the community of Warren NSW. All of the wood arrangements have a story of where the materials were sourced from, highlighting Warren.
2020 is lining up to be exciting year with regular workshops in 2020 and the release of various new collections including a nursery/children’s collection.
If you want some succulent or knot love in your life get in contact with Karen today:
That Succulent Place and Knots with Style is making Christmas more amazing with one winner getting a unique timber log with succulents and a workshop voucher for the winner’s choice of workshop! Awesome!
You know how some people are just lucky enough to be massively talented as well as perfectly lovely? Well, that is the best way to describe Kel from Kellie Gibson Graphic Design.
Kellie Gibson Graphic Design has been operating for over 6 years and can help with all your graphic design needs. This includes stationary, logos, invitations as well as custom designed team wear. She will take you all the way from design to the finished product, including printing!
Kel just loves to design and will tackle anything you throw her way. She says she often finds herself working on party invites one second, then signage and sublimated clothing designs the next!
She particularily loves working with businesses to find their voice. She says “Your logo is your branding and identity. You want to be the first thought of a perspective client when they need one of your products or services.” With this attitude and the right amount of know-how she can take your business to the next level.
My husband and I used Kellie Gibson Graphic Design when we needed our business to have a refresh. It was funny, we didn’t even know what we wanted, but thankfully Kel was able to work with us to create something better than we ever could have thought. I found it incredible how she was able to transform our scattered sketches and verbal ideas into something perfect.
As the new year roles around, it’s a really good time to think about how many photos you have of you and your kids. Photographs have this amazing ability to capture and preserve one single moment in time.
Owned and operated by the Jayde Gerke, Lorde Photography is your go-to for all your photography needs. Jayde will shoot weddings, families, events, businesses and anything else you need.
Jayde obtained her diploma in photography a few years ago and since that time her business has grown significantly. She has had a few breaks to have her 3 babies and to get married herself.
A photo shoot with Lorde Photography is relaxed, enjoyable and affordable. When Jayde did our family photoshoot we had an absolute blast. She made us all feel comfortable and she even put up with a very naughty baby (here’s looking at you Tommy!)
Bathurst Academy of Dance provide dance lessons for everyone aged from 2 years all the way up to adults in all genres! Group and private lessons available for beginner to advanced students. They offer all styles including ballet, jazz, tap, acrobatics, modern, contemporary, Irish, musical theatre, ballroom, wedding dance lessons and Eisteddfod troupes.
Bathurst Academy of Dance was opened in 1998 and has been running for 21 years. Josephine took over ownership 5 years ago and Josephine and Edan have been in partnership since the beginning of the year. They are proudly the longest running dance school in Bathurst!
The thing that sets Bathurst Academy of Dance apart from the rest is that they offer the widest range of classes. There are so many genres available and a huge range of options for each age group. They also pride themselves on being a family friendly environment.