{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2016} Tinkered By and loved

A little while ago on the blog I showed my love for a beautiful little business called TinkeredBy and I am still as much in love. This business is absolutely wonderful, not only offering sensational and fabulous pieces but also helping people.

Run by creative sister duo, Kate Boston and Rachael Steadman TinkeredBy is more than just a shop, it is a movement.


TinkeredBy  is all about the truly hand made. They support sustainable products that are sourced with a sense of conscience. This business has a beautiful spot in my heart because not only are chasing their own dreams, but helping to build brighter futures for those around them.

TinkeredBy are your go-to for quality handmade homewares and jewellery. There is nothing matchy-matchy and you know that wearing one of the TinkeredBy creations you are one of a kind.

My very favourite part about Tinkerked By is that I can read the actual real life story of the artist who created my purchase. That is incredibly special to know the story behind the art or jewellery that is going to come into my home. 2collageblog


Tinkerked By really is creating products that better the world and using business to inspire change.

You can purchased directly from their website, or alternatively you could host your very own Trunk Show.

| Facebook: facebook.com/tinkeredby |

| Email: info@tinkeredby.com |

| Web: www.tinkeredby.com |

| Phone: 0417 425 801 |

line4The fantastic girls at TinkeredBy are offering a fantastic bundle for one very lucky winner this year. You could be standing out from the crowd with a jewellery bundle including this GORGEOUS white bone necklace! Oh my! whitebone_on_leather_necklace-1

To be in the running all you to do is be a ‘liker’ of TinkeredBy on facebook 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) Thursday 22 December 2016.

To see the full terms and conditions go here -> Christmas Prizeapolooza 2016 Rules

{The Nest Charity} How one bottle can change a woman’s life

There are over 7 billion people on earth and the scariest thing is that 1 in 3 women worldwide don’t have access to a toilet (that is 2.4 billion people!) and are forced to go out in the open, which exposes them to shame, risk of attack, the spread of disease and rape.

This means there are more than 800 million women and girls between the ages of 15 and 49 years old are menstruating who don’t have a toilet to use. This affects so many other areas of their lives……It forces women and girls to miss six days a month from school and work which makes them fall behind and prevents them from supporting their families.

These women benefit in so many ways by having a clean, safe toilet to use – it improves their confidence, nutrition, productivity, gender equality and tackles poverty. To help end this sanitation crisis UNICEF and Domestos have partnered and are committed to help 25 million people have a access to a toilet by 2020. 3186-1020096-buybottle-bkg_v4

All you have to do to help is buy a specially marked bottle of Domestos from July to December 2016 where each bottle contributes directly to the sanitation crisis. Easy done. You need to clean your house so why not help our sisterhood in the process?

You can find more information about this great cause at More information here Domestos – our mission

To  help bring this issue to life Domestos and UNICEF recently put a ‘see through loo’ at Bondi Beach to see how people would feel about having to go to the toilet in the open. I don’t know about you, but that is something I CERTAINLY wouldn’t want everyone to see. You can see the video on the loo here ->

So just on board and help our sistas out.

{Girl Crush Tuesday} The powerfully, brilliant Ita

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.

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Today’s girl crush is on the fantastically, brilliant and ever opinionated Ita Buttrose.

The golden girl of Australian media, she is fierce, strong and incredibly beautiful. She is a powerful businesswoman with a mind for success who isn’t afraid to push boundaries.

Ita embodies the Australian spirit and is a champion for many charities and causes. She is passionately involved with Alzheimer’s Australia and Arthritis Australia. She is also involved with World Vision. She uses her national profile to raise awareness of breast cancer, HIV/AIDS and prostate cancer.

Ita is always immaculately presented and speaks with poise about many issues. She is a voice to the people and a voice of reason.

She is by far one of the best idols little ladies could aspire to be.

Thank you Ita for being an amazing inspiration to many Australians.

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Sources: TenPlay, The Australian, Pria, Pedestrian, Onya

{Do this} The best fun charity ball for all!

Supporting a great local cause is always fashionable, but in this case this is one night you do not want to miss!

The PCYC is a great local charity that helps the community on so many levels and totally deserves your support.

A wonderful night is planned, so grab some mates and book a table ASAP!

Included in your ticket price is a delicious three course meal and entertainment by the fabulous Kaylee Bell.

It’s a great excuse to pull out your fabulous formal wear and partake in a night of dancing, laughter and good old fashioned fun.

Tickets are available thought the PCYC Facebook page or through Sticky Tickets.

Come and support the charity that supports the community.


What are you waiting for??!! 

{Girl Crush Tuesday} The sensationally strong Alisa

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.line4Alisa Camplin is an absolute champion. She is strong and talented, clever and grounded – she really is an all-round Australian superstar.

Alisa is arguably Australia’s best ever aerial skier and she took out gold at the 2002 Winter Olympic and followed it up with a bronze in 2006. She was the first Australian skier to win medals at consecutive Winter Olympics.

The best thing about Alisa is that she is more than that, she is more than an athlete, more than an aerial superstar, she is a champion of a person.

Following the devastating loss of her son to congenital heart disease at just 10 days old, Alisa and her husband founded the Finnan’s Gift Project. Together, they have turned their heartbreaking grief into a way to help other families who are experiencing the devastation that is congenital heart disease. You can find more information about Finnan’s Gift here -> Finnan’s Gift.

On top of all that, Alisa is a power businesswoman who holds her own in the corporate world. She has not only worked for IBM but is an in demand executive coach and professional keynote speaker. Plus she balances work-life balance with her husband and gorgeous little daughter, Florence.

We salute you Alisa. Thank you for showing little girls everywhere that strength and power is not only physical but also comes from within. You really are the perfect role model.

Sources: The Australian. Daily Telegraph. AlisaCamplin.com

Sources: The Australian. Daily Telegraph. AlisaCamplin.com


{Do this} Raise your tea cup (and some funds)

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the central nervous system, interfering with nerve impulses within the brain, spinal chord and optic nerves. It is characterised by sclerosis a Greek word meaning scars. These scars occur within the central nervous system and depending on where they develop, manifest into various symptoms.tea

MS is one of the most common diseases of the central nervous system with over 23,000 people living with the disease in Australia and more than two million diagnosed worldwide. There is currently no known cure for MS. NO CURE.

The High Tea for MS is being held on Sunday 9 March 2014 at 2pm at the beautiful Athol Gardens in Blayney.

Tickets are limited to the first 100 and are $60.00 per person for high afternoon tea. You can contact Edana for tickets on 0439483695 or send her an email to edana.lawler@sca.com.au.This is not only a great day to spend with your closest girlfriends but also a day to raise funds, support and most importantly awareness of this life changing condition.