Here is another little business that I didn’t even know existed until I started this blog! Chalk. Creative Designs is owned and operated by the gorgeous Amy Keech and provides all things graphic design.
Think: wedding stationary and styling, business stationary, logos, prints, birthday boards, signs, milestones cards and birth announcements.
Chalk. Creative Designs started when Amy was on maternity leave with her first son in 2015. Two more beautiful little cherubs have come along since that with the most recent being only 3.5 weeks old!
What sets Chalk. Creative Designs apart is that she goes above and beyond for her clients. She often gets little notice for designs needing to be done and always makes sure she comes up with the goods *sleep is for the weak*
Amy is a perfectionist and always wants to have happy clients and I think you can see those results each and every time you look at one of her designs.
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 5 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.
I love businesses that start organically, and from the heart and that is exactly where Run Riot came from.
Started by Kellie Gibson last year this active wear brand has grown enormously due to its loyal supporters.
Kellie says running riot was how she described her kids when they would just take off and run wild and free, not taking life too seriously and just being in the moment. Kids run with an uninhibited freedom and lack of judgement and she wanted to encapsulate that into her sports headwear brand.
Run Riot was born from the notion of running free like a child, and who doesn’t want that feeling? Best of all, this is a brand that can be enjoyed by the whole family while you all RUN RIOT!
Because Run Riot is awesome they are offering 20% off to all nesters for the rest of December! Just use the code ‘Nest20’ – woo hoo Christmas stocking fillers sorted!
If you would like to help your family Run Riot then get in contact today:
There is not much else in life more important to your body than good skincare.
Gorgeous Natalie runs Realyou.au, as an independent consultant for Rodan & Fields (R&F) Skincare. R&F is a Dermatologist grade anti-aging skincare range that helps your skin unlike anything else.
Bookmark it in, because Realyou.au is the only contact your skin will need from now, until, well forever! R&F has been available in Australia for about 14 months and is already smashing the beauty market.
R&F was founded by world renowned dermatologists Dr Katie Rodan and Dr Kathy Fields and is based on science to ensure you get the best skin of your life. In fact, R&F is so popular it was voted #1 skincare brand in the US in 2016 and remains the fastest growing skincare brand in the US!
What sets Realyou.au apart is that it is sold directly to you through your personal consultant. My favourite part of this is that I can have products personally delivered to my door within only a couple of days!
I think like most people, I am always nervous trying new skincare, but once I heard about the 60 day satisfaction guarantee I realised there was absolutely nothing to lose.
You only get one skin so you may as well love the one your in. Get in contact with Realyou.au today:
The gorgeous Natalie at Realyou.au wants to help you feel better in your own skin this Christmas so is giving away my personal favourite, the Microdermabrasion Paste valued at $109! I’m not even kidding when I say this product is unbelievably brilliant!
The absolute best thing about having this blog is all the cool, new people I get to meet and Michelle from Plastic Cactus is one such fantastic find!
Plastic Cactus sells earrings/brooches and necklaces of all shapes, colours and sizes for ladies of all shapes, colours, sizes and ages. There is literally something for everyone… Pugs to pacman, Dogs to Dinosaurs, Danglies to Dots.. you name it and Plastic Cactus probably has it (and if she doesn’t she will try and create it for you!)
Michelle prides herself on finding the perfect pair of earrings for each person. Whether it’s for them or for a gift. I love that she can even help out with special events. If you are heading somewhere and want to match your outfit to your earrings she’s your girl!
Plastic Cactus is your one-stop gift super shop. Whether it’s kids buying for teachers, Grandparents buying for Grandaughters, BFF’s buying for BFF’s, Boyfriends buying for girfriends, Dads & Kids buying for Mums… She has everyone covered!
Plus, Michelle has this incredibly amazing ability to get people out of their comfort zone. She will have you wearing some bright pink cockatoos and getting compliments before you know it! She says while she has your everyday staples covered, once you step outside your comfort zone you are likely to live there!
Plastic Cactus earrings are also fantastic conversation starter “Are they giant T-Rexs hanging from your ears?”, well yes, yes they are!
These gorgeous earrings are stocked at Aldente, (etched acryllic) Dejorgia (hand painted Bamboo) The Bathurst Regional Art Gallery (the Gallery Collection) Ripe Boutique In Mudgee, Made590 in Newtown. What I love is that each Bathurst store has its own special collection, there’s no cross over so you can be assured you are getting something really special!
You can find Plastic Cactus on Instagram of Facebook but if you love having a chat with a really cool person than make sure you track Michelle down at The Millthorpe Markets, The Ego Fete, The Catheral Fete, The Bathurst Artisan Markets or one of her Pop up shops at her home.
Plastic Cactus is really afforable and you can know that you are helping a local mama out by shopping locally and supporting her.
So, trust me when I say you need to get in contact with Plastic Cactus today!
| Phone: 0439 318 990 |
| Email: email@example.com |
|Facebook: @PlasticCactus |
| Instagram: @plastic_cactus|
Plastic Cactus is spreading the Christmas cheer far and wide this year and is offering one very lucky nesters a prize pack valued at $165. This pack includes earring Board, Yellow ‘Arrow’ shaped studs, Green ‘Maple Leaf’ Studs, Red Mirrored ‘Lightning Bolt’ Dangles, Glitter Green Medium Dot Studs, Black Glitter ‘Giant Starburst’ Studs, Chunky Silver Glitter ‘U-Turn’ Mega Dangles, 3 x pairs of ‘Jumbo Dots’ In White, Gold Mirror, Kaleidoscope Glitter, Bamboo ‘Hamburger’ studs! WOAH!
We LOVE Ivory Rose Botanicals! Not only do they do amazing floral art masterpieces but they are genuinely the nicest, friendliest store of people you will ever walk into.
Located in George Street, Bathurst you will not have to look far to see one of the most amazing window displays in all of the area, they take great care decorating and staging a window like no other. The shop is stunning even before you walk in the door.
Ivory Rose Botanicals has grown from a home studio to one of the most successful businesses in town in such a short time. It’s a family run and operated business open 6 days a week. What sets Maddie and her team apart is that fact that you aren’t just a customer when you walk in, you quickly become part of the family.
Maddie has some wonderful staff working alongside her including a number of ladies from Vivability who make Ivory Rose Botanicals just that little bit more lovely. She also supports a couple of talented up and coming florists to the business and aims to prove that those with ability (and as a self employed working mummy) can achieve the greatest of goals. (p.s watch this space for the upcoming Power of Ability launch!)
Ivory Rose Botanicals is different from the rest because they push the boundaries of floral art to ensure each one of their pieces are uniquely designed to entice the senses. They rely on the ‘fresh is best’ policy and only order enough stock to turn over every two days to ensure you only ever receive the highest quality produce.
What I love about Ivory Rose Botanicals are the fact that you can also get super hands on. Maddie and the team hold workshops where you can learn floral art and create your own magnificent masterpieces in a fun and supportive atmosphere. They even have Christmas workshops!
Maddie and the generous team at Ivory Rose Botanicals want to make your Christmas even more special so are offering one lucky winner a beautiful bouquet of flowers plus a mini hamper of the goodies they stock in store valued at $170!
Jennifer Stocks is one of the kindest, talented, friendliest person I know. She is an artist who takes an immense amount of pride in her work and someone who manages to capture your family’s love in a moment in time.
Jen is one of Australia’s most sought after and celebrated photographers and has won more awards than she can poke a stick at!
She prides herself on fresh, contemporary images that are honest and often breathtaking.
She captures moments in time so you can keep them for always.
Jen is a professional newborn, baby, child & family photographer servicing the Central West and surrounding areas.
Our family has had the pleasure of working with Jen on numerous occasions and she captures those pivotal moments between moments – you know the ones that I will want to relive as we all grow.
Jen offers a wide range of photography sessions to suit your needs. My favourite are the Sunset Sessions. These are casual afternoons spent capturing your family. They don’t take nearly as long as a full session but help update photos of growing children and families. Plus it’s WAY easier keeping a toddler in check for a shorter period of time!