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!
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:
There’s nothing better than starting a new year on the right foot and thanks exactly what Heather MacCabe from Bathurst Navigate Personal Training can do! You need to go and check out Heather’s Facebook Page – Heather’s Fitness Story now!
Heather offers ZUU group fitness classes and personal training.
The thing that sets her apart from the rest is that she knows how it feels to be unhappy with herself and her weight. Heather says she had stomach separation after having her children together with thyroid health issues and so she knows firsthand just how hard it is to get yourself healthy, fix issues and lose weight in a safe way. She also says she knows the emotional impact that carrying extra weight and feeling unhealthy can do to a person.
Heather’s Fitness Story celebrates all types of bodies and understands that not everyone needs to a size 8 to be healthy. Being healthy is about so much more than how much you weigh.
Heather’s classes use body weight and puts a strong focus on people first, there’s no room for egos. She creates a positive environment that brings out the best in her clients.
ZUU is high intensity, low impact and each move can be suited to each individual. Everyone does the same workout, but at their own individual level.
One of the best things about training with Heather is that she doesn’t just stand there and bark orders, she works out with you. She’s deep in trenches pushing through the workout with you.
Heather is also super family friendly and your kids can go to all the classes and either participate or play on stage at the hall or outside while mum and dad work out!
If you want to find a better version of you then get in contact with Heather today:
One of the best things about the Christmas Prizeapolooza is the great little businesses that get on board that I wouldn’t have known about without this showcase. One of those great little businesses is Elk & Tom
Elk & Tom is owned and operated by Elizabeth Klavins who is a fibre artist. Elk & Tom offers a range of Artisan jewellery and home wares created through hand embroidery and needle felting/wet felting.
Elizabeth says Elk & Tom was created a few years ago when her son was born. She says she wanted to pursue her creative side while on leave. She says she has always been creative, so to her creating her own little business was the natural next step.
Over the years you may have seen Elk & Tom at places like the Bathurst Artisan Markets or online through her social media pages. Recently she jumped on board with the beautiful store in Bathurst “Bespoke & Co.”. Elk & Tom is also part of “The Journey person” which is a collective of artisans from the Central West, who get together a few times a year, selling their handmade items at Pop ups held at The Corner Store Gallery in Orange. Elk & Tom will very soon have their own online store which is exciting for 2020!
The thing that sets Elk & Tom apart from other artists is that a lot of her work is inspired by beautiful Australian Flora and Fauna. It’s unique and quite popular with people.
Elk & Tom is a fantastic idea for gifts for those who are looking to send a little bit of our flora/fauna overseas to loved ones.
Elk & Tom is making Christmas more beautiful and is offering one winner 1 Pair of Hand embroidered Waratah Studs (19mm) + 1 x Hand embroidered Brooch (4.8cm), featuring Gum Leaves, Gum Blossom, Wattle & Our iconic Christmas Beetle.
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:
Finding a good, functional, friendly place to have a few drinks can be tricky. You want somewhere relaxed, but a place where your guests feel comfortable and ready for a good time. That’s exactly what you get at The Greens on William.
The Greens on William (formally the Bathurst City Community Club) has been operating for 8 years. Over those years they have built the business up by introducing a large variety of services that are targeted towards the community. In its first year, the club was originally run by Volunteers but as the business grew the need for paid staff was required. They have also successfully obtained government grants which have allowed them to slowly upgrade the club including the latest spectacular renovation to the Great Room!
The Greens on William is a function & events centre. There are lawn bowls (both social & competitive) as well as themed kids parties and themed hens parties. There are also thrift shop markets and many other events!
The Greens on William is managed by the incredibly approachable Rebecca Mathie and she will ensure that your function or event is absolutely perfect.
One the greatest aspects of The Greens on William is their committment to the community by offering The Little Pantry which is a food bank service.
The Greens on William is and always has been a club for the community. They are passionate about supporting small and local businesses. They have no gaming on site so the entire place is a family friendly venue. They take take pride in everything they do and are very passionate about turning their client’s visions into reality.
They also stay on top of current issues and trends to provide exhibitions, seminars, live screenings and workshops that can provide members of the community with new experiences and knowledge.
2020 is lining up to be a brilliant year for The Greens on William. In January they are offering Kids Creative Workshops and speed dating for the grown ups on Friday 14 February 2020. There are Creative Culture Workshops on 18 January 2020 and the Thrift Shop Clothing Market is back on Saturday 15 February. One of the most highly anticipated events of 2020 is The Holisitc Approach, health and wellbeing Event on 21 March 2020. Can’t wait!
If you’re looking for a fabulous make up artist you need to speak with Tracey Charlton of Get Glam Bathurst!
Get Glam is a home based salon that specialises in bridal and occasion makeup and Glam Makeup including strip lashes. She even offers mobile makeup for bookings of three or more people.
Tracey is also a qualified beautician so offers brow services including brow mapping, shaping, tinting and laminating. She can also do your facial waxing including lip, chin, and side of face.
Get Glam is also your go-to for amazing lash lifts and tints as well as all your spray tanning needs. She uses the brilliant Black Magic tanning products which aren’t only fabulous but also Australian owned.
Tracey says Get Glam is a dream come true for her. It took over 12 months of planning to get going and she has been living the dream since August 2019. Tracey was really passionate about ensuring she created a welcoming, professional space in her home for the gorgeous women of Bathurst to feel comfortable and relaxed. Get Glam is all about the services that she is passionate about! Brows, makeup, lashes and tans! The full glam experience.
One of the best things about Get Glam is that as a mama herself she understands that sometimes the little people have to go too and that’s completely okay! She will even pop Bluey on the tele if it means mama gets her brows done! Tracey says her main priority is to make her clients feel super comfortable and provide an amazing service that is insta-worthy! A laugh a minute, and value for money are also top of her list!
If you need some glam in your life get in contact 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.