{Locally Found} Succulent Love

Recently I was invited to my very first succulent workshop with the beautiful Renelle at Pop-Up Succulent Shop to say I had a brilliant afternoon would be such an understatement.


Upon arriving you are met with a glass of bubbles and a delicious cheese & fruit platter (she won me over right there!). Before long I forgot I was in a class and it felt much more like I was in my friend’s lounge room having a few drinks and learning some new things about gardening.


Renelle was patient and explained perfectly what we had to do. She answered ALL my probably ridiculous questions and even helped me when I realised things for my kokedama were not quite going according to plan!

My mum came with me and quickly we made friends with the other people at the workshop, that’s the thing you see it was relaxed and friendly. There were no strangers just friends we were yet to meet.  4

Renelle supplies everything you need to make two kokedamas and she even gives some good hints on how to wrap other plants you buy to make great gifts or house plants.

I am far from a good gardener but bloody hell I was proud when I came home and showed the hubs and kids what I had made. I now very proudly have two kokedamas in my kitchen and each and every time I look at them I get all warm and fuzzy and remember the great afternoon I had.


Make sure you grab a pal and check out one of the workshops offered by Renelle at  Pop-Up Succulent Shop. She holds a range of workshops including kokedamas, wreath and general potting classes.

You can also have a chat to Renelle at many markets and events she attends around our area.



| Phone: 0410 476 445 |

|Facebook: @popupsucculentshop |

*This is a sponsored post and I was gifted the workshop fee. All opinions are based on my own personal experience*


{Girl Crush Tuesday} Rebel – we are totes crushing hard on you babes

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.line4Today’s girl crush is on the wonderfully clever Rebel Wilson.

Rebel is Aussie girl done good and I am girl crushing HARD. She wears many hats, she is a rockin’ stand-up comedian, an actor, producer and writer.

Rebel was mentioned by Variety as one of the Top Ten Comics to Watch and has starred in some of the funniest films to be created. The movies, Bridesmaids and Pitch Perfect have led to Rebel being one of the most sought-after comedic actors in Hollywood.

The best thing about Rebel is she isn’t just a pretty face. She is ri-dic smart too! In fact, I hear her first career choice was to pursue mathematics!! She even studied Law and Arts at the University of New South Wales.

Rebel is a girl after my own heart, she is a bloody hard worker, anyone can see that. Any success she receives was not just handed to her on a silver platter instead she has worked for it.

Little girls across the world can look at Rebel and see that you don’t need to be like all the other kids to make a really important mark on the world.

Thanks Rebel, you are my unrequited BFF and I thank you for giving my little ladies someone to aspire to be.

I hope to buy you a beer one day.


Images: PixGood, PopSugar, DailyMail, Elle, Eonline



{Locally Found} Kids FUN day!

If the little birdies are driving you a wee bit cray-cray these school holidays then why not wrangle the little mites and head over to the Kids Fun Day on Wednesday 1 October 2014.

There will be plenty of activities including capture the flag, sack races, egg and spoon races, craft activities, face painting, a disco with musical activities, dress-ups and cookie decorating.

Face painting is always a hit with the little birdies!

Face painting is always a hit with the little birdies!

Date: Wednesday 1st October

Where: Bathurst Greyhound track, Upfold Street, Bathurst

Time: 10am-2pm

Cost: $6.00 per child

What to bring: A picnic

Contact: 0409 363 804 or you can Bathurst Children’s Party Central on Facebook!

Happy fun day Nesters!

{Locally Found} Cultural Festivity Day

Looking for something to do on 7 September 2014?

This could be the answer..

Cultural Festivity Day

Make sure you say hi to Laura from The Button Jar who is a close friend of the Central Nest!

{The Nest Design File} Cotton On are coming to bed

Holy guacamole Batman, there is some excitement afoot. black

The fun and clever team at Cotton On have kicked off a kids bedding range and we at The Nest could not be more excited!


Showcasing brilliant prints, fun colours and general kid-friendly pizzazz these will be a hit for sure!


Available online from http://shop.cottonon.com/ so get your creditcard and fingers stretched and ready!


Happy shopping Nesters!


{Happy Easter} How about this year you hunt a little bit different for Easter Eggs?

Easter – that glorious time of year where chocolate can be consumed at 6.47am without a twinge of guilt, and it perfectly okay that an oversized, giant mammal in the form of a rabbit breaks into your home and leaves behind a trail of chocolate treats.

How about this year instead of the traditional Easter Egg hunt you try something just a little bit different?golden egg

The clever team at Over The Big Moon have put together a gorgeous list of Easter Egg Hunt variations – Glow in the dark anyone?

You can read more here -> Over The Big Moon – Hunt Variations

Happy Easter Nesters!

{The Nest Can Cook} How about some delicious Easter Bunny Bark?

Looking for something a little bit different this Easter? How about creating your very own Easter Bunny Bark?

Delicious, colourful and fun (and luckily because you are making it for Easter the calories don’t count right?!)

Easter Bunny Bark

You can find the recipe and how-to here -> Easter Bunny Bark

Happy Easter Nesters!