{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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Contact:

| 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*

 

{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2016} Sensational succulents 

I love succulents. There I said it. now, don’t listen to the hubs – he might, maybe, probably say I’m addicted!

So, there is no surprise that my latest crush is on Pop Up Succulent Shop! This new business is offering one of a kind succulent creations that are the perfect gift, or more importantly to-me-from-me presents! 

Pop Up Succulent Shop offer succulent little gifts, lovingly planted in vintage cake tins, tea cups and crystalware,  beautiful living succulent wreaths and Christmas trees. The best part is that they are all locally grown and sourced.

If you want to get your hands on some beaut little succulents then head to the Bathurst farmers markets on the 17th of December or the Tarana farmers markets on the 18th December. 

You can also contact Pop Up Succulent Shop as follows:

| Phone: 0410476445

| Email: renellefitz@icloud.com

| Facebook: @popupsucculentshop

| Instagram: @popupsucculentshop 

treeline4The gorgeous Renelle from Pop Up Succulent Shop is offering one lucky nester a stunning succulent vintage cake tin! Oh my word I want this!!

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of Pop Up Succulent Shop 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 Weekly Nest} This week we wept, pulled sickies and celebrated the female body

This week saw the death of a beautiful little boy for the saddest of reasons. What makes it even more incredibly heartbreaking is that his death could have been avoided if people just got vaccinated.

Whooping cough is preventable, or at least containable. The story relates to little Riley John Hughes and you can read more about it here -> Someone killed this baby. It is such a horrible, heart-wrenching story of loss. Make sure you hug your little birdies a little tighter tonight.

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The beautiful little Riley Hughes who was simply taken too soon

In completely different news, we discovered some wonderful Gardening Hacks this week for our Life Hack Friday segment. Some of these ideas are just so ‘der-how-did-I-not-just-think-of-that’!

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We kicked off the week with some health inspo for you. Our resident health expert laid down some advice on Staying Healthy This Easter. It is a great article that will help you stay on game when the dread chocolate overload monster comes knocking on your door!

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In other news,  I am convinced my toddler-bird pulled her first real-life sickie this week.

I shit you not.

I got the call from Kindy to come and collect her about 2pm (note: good to see she managed to hold out for lunch – no shocks there) and I arrived to collect the little playa and took her home.

Obviously the girls at Kindy totes did the right thing to call me, they are brilliant! but once I got the little bambino home she turned it on. I went to the toilet when we walked in the door (hello, once you reach the 36 week preggo you may as well get your mail re-directed there) and came out to the kitchen and found the little minion delving into a large packet of chicken chips. I didn’t even know we had chicken chips! Must of be left over from camping or a party or something.

Then Miss Toddler-Bird demanded we call daddy to tell him we were home. As directed by the little dictator I dutifully dialled daddy’s work number and she proceeded to inform him ‘Hi daddy, me home, sissie still at kindy and me and mummy are eating chips. Na-na-na-ner-na. You at work’. So is that the type of thing I am meant to write in her baby book? Sat up, 5 months old, first step 11 months old, first sickie aged 2?

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In case your belly is looking for a feed then you should look at Hunters & Gatherers Paleo kitchen in Orange. They offer rotating meal plans each week and delivery to your door! Yummo!

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A really interesting article that grabbed our attention this week was When Dads Believe Their Baby Doesn’t Love Them, it is a fascinating read and something that you should keep because you don’t know when you might need it. dad and baby

Parenting is tough, especially at the start, so this little article might help out someone you love one day.

We learnt this week just how much the expectations on the female body have changed throughout history. This fantastic video shows the changes of societies’ expectations. You can see it here -> The Evolution of The Female Body Throughout History

So what’s happening this weekend?

  • You should get your beautiful selves to the Millthorpe Markets this Sunday. They are always a brilliant day out!
  • You can participate in Zorb soccer at the Bathurst City Community Club on Friday night for only $10 per head. Find out more information here -> BCCC Facebook
  • Check out the Pop Up Cellar Door at Crago Mill Emporium in Piper Street, Bathurst on Saturday 21 March 2015 at 11am. You can sample local produce and wine. Plus loads of cheese and antipasto share platters!
  • Saturday night is the Bathurst Panorama Chorus Gala Dinner & Fundraiser. It is held at Mount Panorama Pit Complex and kicks off at 6pm. You can find more information on their website here -> www.bathurstpanorama.com
  • On Sunday the Scots School is holding their Highland Gathering and Country Fair from 9am.

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{Life Hack Friday} Get your garden on this weekend

In case you get your green thumb on this weekend then these little tips are for you!

When edging you garden beds and lawn lay down a plank of wood and use your shovel like this ->

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Image: Pinterest

If you need to water and don’t have a watering can do this ->

Image: Buzzfeed

Image: Buzzfeed

To be-dazzle your backyard space why not use some rope lighting to light things up?

Image: Pinterest

Image: Pinterest

Use concrete blocks as modern looking concrete planters ->

Image: Remodelista

Image: Remodelista

What’s your favourite gardening tip?

Happy gardening Nesters!

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{The Nest Home} Spring is sprung now to add some spunk

As it (FINALLY) is starting to warm up and you can smell the very possiblity of spring it is time to start thinking about your outdoor escapes.

I have found the bestest (it’s a word, I assure you, just don’t ask Mrs Franks my year 8 English Teacher) mod concrete planter ever! It’s cute and modern and fantastic.

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Made by the clever kids at Very Fine South it has some real spunk!

Available on Etsy for only $28.71 its a steal!

Happy gardening Nesters!