{This is Life} The 10 Types of Facebook Mums: Which One Are You?

This article is quite funny, it is light hearted and entertaining.

Everyone knows someone that is on this list, heck, we are all probably one of the women on this list. Or, at least close to being one. facebook

The 10 Types of Facebook Mums is some easy reading for you.

Enjoy Nesters x

{The Weekly Nest} March Week One is Done

A week that was.

I want to start by making an announcement. A pretty damn exciting, announcement!

On Facebook we broke 1,000 followers this week! We could not be more thrilled! The support is overwhelming and gives us motivation to keep blogging!

Thank you to every single one of you that has ‘liked’ us on Facebook and shared the love of The Central Nest.

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Next announcement: I do not waddle. I just have found my pregnant swag.

So I have hit the 34 week pregnant mark and my feet are so swollen that is it like walking (READ: waddling) on water cannons. On the positive they do look strikingly similar to marshmallows, and EVERYONE loves marshmallows.. right?!! Still working, so quite gracefully using archive boxes to sit as lady-like as conceivable while having feet raised as close to the ceiling as possible.

My main drama is that I had to roll into Big W last week to buy new flats. I shit you not, I had to leave work at 11.16am to buy new shoes because my current ones no longer fit. I saw some nice ones. They didn’t fit either. So, I begrudgingly had to move to the size 11 aisle. #WhatHappensToWomenWhoNoLongerFitInSize11Shoes?

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Experiencing insomnia to the extreme. I spend the day dreaming about sleep only to lie in bed at night dreaming about sleep, but you know, without the actual act of dreaming. Which to be honest, turns into a tantrum at 3.06am every morning. Then when I am finally nearly to the lush land of sleep I realise that I have to pee for the 467,346,549th time that night. LOVING. PREGGO. LIFE.

Plus, then I saw a picture of my preggy mate, Princess Kate looking all non-swollen and glamorous and that just made me feel all non-wonderful. I mean, solidarity to the sisterhood.  Duchess of Cambridge at The Goring Hotel

I watched a video that made me have some feelings. The Skeletons Kissing video is just so lovely and nice and warm and fuzzy. I love this type of video when it goes viral. It makes you realise the world isn’t so shit after all. You should watch it and share it, and well pretty much tell the whole world about it.

This week in the news there has been little talk of much else except the death penalty and the Bali Nine ringleaders’ execution. I am torn, I work in law so totally understand the mentality of ‘you break the law, you have consequences’. But on the flip side I struggle to believe in a judicial system that does not allow or encourage redemption and rehabilitation. I am left just feeling sad with the whole situation. I struggle to accept that those responsible for the Bali Bombings that killed 202 people, including 88 of my fellow Australians are allowed to be released from prison, yet two men are to be shot dead for smuggling drugs into a country. It just seems unequal and imbalanced.

In lighter news we did stumble across the cutest little business this week. The Bump Box puts together gorgeous little gift boxes for my fellow preggy peeps and those with new little birdies. You can see ALL about them here -> The Bump Box. I tots have my eye on the monochrome boxes (oo la la!). bump

Another video that hit us straight in the feelings was Famous Women Reading Tweets About Themselves. To say I was pissed off afterwards is such an understatement. Keyboard warriors are just weak pieces of shit. You would NEVER say anything like this to someone like Lisa Wilkinson if you were face-to-face with her, so who do you think you are sending horrifically horrible tweets insulting her while you sit behind the protection of your computer screen? I passionately hate that social media has the ability to bring people closer together but at the exact same time has the capacity to bring so much hate.

I dragged the hubby-bird to Ikea last Sunday, you know because we needed one set of drawers for the little ladies’ bedroom. Somehow the place ate us up. We were there 5 hours and left with two sets of lockers, two tall boys and a bathroom vanity cupboard. Plus, some wall hung storage racks and some kitchen supplies. The hubby-bird was thrilled. So much so that he now refers to the place as ‘I-killya’. He is beyond ecstatic also that every single item we purchased is flat-packed. In unrelated news, I recommend avoiding our house this weekend in preparation of the inevitable flat-pack-tantrum-fight that will commence once the two of us attempt to build said furniture. P.S I am ALWAYS right and the hubby-bird simply does not listen when I read instructions correctly to him.  ikea

So in review this week we are angry at keyboard warriors. Pissed at unbalanced judicial systems and desperately wanting sleep.

We have developed our pregnant swag (READ: waddling) and despite the additional 158 pounds of water held non-discretely in our ankles and feet we are feeling fairly happy. Having said that, if you know of any solutions for water retention in feet during pregnancy PLEASE feel free to share them with me! Tips. Old wives tales. Anything!

We are staring down the barrel of a LONG weekend filled with flat-pack arguments but are optimistic that perhaps this time will be different.

Thanks for all your support this week Nesters!

Loads and lots and buckets of love,

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{Locally Found} Collits Inn is where it’s at…

What you doing this weekend?

Do this instead:

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For more information you can check our Collits Inn on Facebook here -> Collits Inn

Happy Australia Day Nesters x

{Christmas Prizeapolooza} Give the gift of Cocobel this year

If you haven’t yet experienced the delightful Cocobel then you do not know what you are missing!image

Offering handmade coconut oil based bath products they are dreams come true (in jars)

Cocobel specialise in body and shower scrubs, tub teas, and body butter. They use the highest quality ingredients and are made locally. What’s not to love about that?

The best thing about Cocobel is that the products are made with love. What started out as a personal project for Annabel has turned into a thriving business. It was after she realised she was unable to source good quality handmade scrubs that she decided to start making her own and in turn create a business to share her passion with others.

Each item that you purchase from Cocobel is personally handmade and packaged. There are natural and fresh and revitalising. image (1)

You can find Cocobel at local markets (including Millthorpe Markets this weekend!), Al Dente in Keppel Street and through Facebook.

Plus as an extra bonus to keep your inner environmental warrior happy, all packaging used by Cocobel is recyclable (or reusable!) WE LOVE THAT!

Contact:

| Phone: 0432 942 015 |

| Email:  annabel.hewitt@gmail.com |

| Website: Coming soon |

| Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cocobel-Body-Food/347607505388414  |

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The gorgeous Annabel has generously donated to one VERY lucky Nester:

1. Coconut Ice Ice Baby body/shower scrub – This is perfect for dry skin. Consisting of a beautiful blend of coconut, almond and vitamin E oils with a hint of lime. This sugar and coconut exfoliating scrub is your skin’s savour! Plus, it smells SO good that you will want to eat your own arm!

2. Citrus Sangria Tub Tea – A refreshing bath soak that is brilliant for muscle relief. Blended bath salts (epsom, sea and pink rock salt) mixed with coconut almond and vitamin E oils. It comes with a re-usable tea bag to keep the goodness together (and less mess!)

For you chance to win all you have to do is head over to Facebook and like The Central Nest, the competition post on the The Central Nest‘s Facebook and be a ‘liker’ of Cocobel. EASY!

(Remember for an additional entry ‘tag’ a friend!)

Prize will be drawn 5pm 21 December 2014

{The Nest Shopping} Support local this weekend

Head on over to Baby Zac’s Shack on Facebook to check out the We love the Central West Auction Album.

Offering gifts from all our favourite local suppliers it is the perfect stop for your Christmas shopping this weekend! Plus, you can do it from home, without a bra, in your pyjamas! baby zac

Offering everything from toys to headbands to candles you can buy directly from lovely locals.

The album is open 8pm Friday 28 November 2014 until 8pm Monday 1 December 2014. bunting

Get there now!!

{Great Pieces} How can I do, I do, without you? The best way to ask is with WordsETC

By far one of the most beautiful ways we have EVER seen of asking a beautiful friend to be your bridesmaid.

It is an honour, a privilege so you may as well give them a lifelong keepsake.

Enter the fabulous team at WordsETC. A local business with talent to boot!i do without you

These are made using recycled card and have matching envelopes. O, I DIE!

You can find more information about these wonderful products on Facebook – ‘WordsETC’ or on their website at http://www.wordsetc.com.au/

Enjoy Nesters!

{Prizeapolooza} Jen Stocks Photography

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Some people are just ridiculously talented. Like if you are lucky enough to be in their presence when they are creating their ‘art’ you are simply blown away. I feel that way about the wonderfully skillful Jennifer Stocks.jen stocks logoFirstly, for the purposes of being upfront I should disclose that she is a part of my family. I have known her my whole life and am proud to call her friend.

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Jen is one of Australia’s most sought after and celebrated photographers and is a fully accredited member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP). As evidence of her wonderful skills and talent she has won numerous awards for her work both at a state level and nationally.

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The best way to describe her photography style is fresh, contemporary, pure and simple. She captures moments in time so you can keep them for always.

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She is a professional newborn, baby, child & family photographer servicing the Central West. I can honestly say she regularly amazes me with her sublime work and the sensational care she gives her clients.

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Jen is taking some well-deserved time away from her business for 12 months to spend some more quality time with her little birdies (she has four!!) but I assure you will be back, bigger and better then ever in the not too distant future.

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line4To celebrate all that is wonderful about the Christmas season and to thank her wonderful clients for their support, Jen is offering a very special prize to one lucky Nester. If you have had your life captured through Jen’s lens in the last three (3) years she is offering the chance to win one of your images printed onto a 20inch x 30inch canvas. This is huge and would be an amazing way to display your family’s image for a lifetime.

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of Jennifer Stocks Photography’s Facebook Page as well as The Central Nest’s facebook page and let us know! Winner will be drawn 5pm Monday 30 December 2013.

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