{The Nest How-To) Beautify yourself DIY style

In an absolutely perfect world I would have unlimited money, endless sleep and infinite beauty supplies.

In reality, I have like 14 bucks, perhaps two hours sleep last night and a mascara that I am pretty sure expired in 2013.

So when I stumble across something almost luxurious that is relaxing, doesn’t cost a maserati and does not take a brain surgeon degree to create then I jump for joy.

Here we have discovered a DIY Homemade Rose Body Scrub Recipe WOO! scrub

This is perfect to make this weekend.

Plus, what a fantastic gift idea!

Happy creating (and ultimate relaxing) Nesters!

 

{Christmas Prizeapolooza} Your ultimate haven of giftware

For all your last minute Christmas gifts you need to get yourself down to Pulsanti and Levi Jimmy!

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I cannot tell you how BEAUTIFUL the stock they have on offer is! Everything from handmade art work to one of a kind graphic design, they have soaps and pillows, frames and bows and a magnitude of other whimsical wonders! dog

When you walk into Pulsanti and Levi Jimmy you escape into another magnificent world. It is pretty and modern and homely.

The actual shop is stunning! It is almost like a little treehouse of wonder and each time you enter you are welcomed with open arms to a haven bursting with surprises.feather

What I love most is that the girls are SO friendly, they treat you like family and always love a good chat. They can help you find that perfect piece that you are looking for.wall

The Pulsanti side of the business offers French and European inspired homewares and artwork. There is an abundance of style and comfort in every piece. Plus, you can find handmade art pieces to adorn the walls in your home.heart

Levi Jimmy is your go to for all your graphic design needs. Katie can help you develop personalised stationary, greeting cards and art work to meet your exact needs.

This place is heaven on earth and you should get there ASAP!

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The gorgeous team at Pulsanti and Levi Jimmy are giving away to one VERY lucky Nester a hamper worth $200! This is the ultimate merry Christmas prize!

To be in the running all you have to do is be a liker of Levi JimmyPulsanti and The Central Nest on Facebook like the competition post on our page.

Remember to tag a friend for an additional entry.

Prize will be drawn Saturday 21 December 2014!

{Christmas Prizeapolooza} JASIT Up with style

I LOVE this business. Like, cannot tell you what a fantastically brilliant idea it is. Plus, Jasmine the owner/operator/actual real-life-talented person is so friendly!

She runs the beauty that is Jasit Up – Hand Stamped Artisan Jewellery.

Jasit Up has been operating since July 2012 and provides quality sterling silver pendants and bangles which can be stamped with anything you like! Think: quotes, names, dates, random information. That’s the best bit, it is completely up to you!jasitup2

This business was created with love by this gorgeous mumma when she realised that there was nothing available this side of the mountains for a reasonable price offering this service!  After many a sleepless night and hours upon hours of research, Jasit Up was born!

The best bit is that Jasmine has extensive experience working with jewellery. Prior to the kick-off of Jasit Up she worked for over 3 years with a local jewellery retailer and there was able to develop a deep understanding of quality products and excellent service. bangle

Jasit Up offers free delivery in Bathurst and can usually complete any order received with a week! (Sometimes, this can be quicker if needed!)

Over the last 18 months, Jasit Up has grown extensively, there are always new and exciting designs being added to the selection.

Our favourite new pieces are the new ‘lily’ premium range. These are BEAUTIFUL. Made from 2.5mm thick solid sterling silver they are such a affordable price for such amazing quality!pendant

All products are hand stamped by Jasmine which allow a deeper stamping and impression into the silver, rather than say engraving. This adds to the beauty, and last factor of each piece. It also adds a unique look that you are unlikely to find anywhere else.

Jasit Up is SO incredibly well priced (I swear it’s a ploy to make you buy two!) and you get that good ol’ fashioned country customer service that you can only get from a local. Plus, she offers free clean and repairs at any market she attends!

Contact:

| Phone number:  0423 274 390 |

| Email: jasit_up@yahoo.com.au |

| Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JASITUP.handstamped |

| Instagram: jasituphandstamped |

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The gorgeous Jasit Up is offering a brilliant prize to one INCREDIBLY lucky Nester this year. The winner will receive a ‘lily’ premium washer type sterling silver pendant, including chain! (see third photo above) Plus, you can personalise it however you wish!

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of Jasit Up Hand Stamped on Facebook and The Central Nest as well as ‘like’ the competition post on our page! EASY

For an additional entry into this wonderful giveaway you can ‘tag’ a friend!

Prize will be drawn 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!!

{The Nest Loves} Cute as a button and functional too!

What I REALLY love about living in the Central West is all the very clever and talented people that live here.

The gorgeous Laura from The Button Jar is one such example. She is so very creative.

Her latest creation has grabbed my attention and I look forward to blinging my fridge out with these little beauties!

Let me introduce you to Button Magnets! They are not only brilliantly functional but cute as a … well, you know.. Button!!

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At only $8.00 for a set of six they are available directly from www.thebuttonjar.com.au

Happy shopping (and supporting local) Nesters!

 

{Locally Found} The Central West Handmade Markets are where you should be!

There is nothing like supporting local and on Sunday 21 September 2014 you have the chance to get your hands on some of the best local creations. handmade markets

The Central West Handmade Markets are setting up for the day at the wonderful Beekeepers Inn Cafe.

This is a wonderful chance to buy local, support local and keep the money local.

It will be a fantastic day out for the entire family.

If you want any further information you can contact the very lovely Zana by email on CWHMarkets@outlook.com or through the Central West Handmade Markets facebook page!

Have a great day Nesters!

{The Nest Buys} Macaroon Kids – buying your little people a heirloom

Every so often you stumble across something magnificent.

Macaroon Kids is that special kind of wonderful. Macaroon kids

Founded in 2011, by a very clever mumma Macaroon Kids offers something just a little bit different and lovely than the standard baby products that line the shelves of the baby shops you usually visit.

What we love most about Macaroon Kids is the combination of stylish handmade children’s gifts that actually have a social conscience.

Each product sold is lovingly created by the very talented Amanda Tuckerman, so you know your gift will be one of a kind for that very special little birdie in your life. You could even say that you are buying your family’s future heirloom.

Exciting news is on foot, because Macaroon Kids is about to release their new FRIDA range and we are desperately LOVING it.

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This incredible range showcases vibrant colours, popping designs and a refreshing take on children’s fashion.

Plus, they use 100% natural fibres, luxury fabric and eco filled cornfibre in their toys. WINNING!

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You can drop some well-spent coin at: www.MacaroonKids.com.au or you can find some more wonderful pieces on Etsy – Macaroon Kids

You can also find Amanda and the team on Facebook – Macaroon Kids or hit them up on Instagram.

P.S: Our very favourite product from the very talented Amanda is the MK handmade doll. It is simply sublime (and hopefully soon will be wrapped in my baby-bird’s arms).

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Happy shopping Nesters!