{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*

 

{The Nest Hearts Clothes} Diversity Fashion

Over the last few years of running the blog I have come across some very brilliant businesses, especially brilliant are the local ones I have discovered.

One such diamond is Diversity Fashion!

Diversity Fashion is run by mother/daughter team Jean and Amelia. They are friendly, approachable and fashionable.

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The Evelyn Black Tunic is my new fave Diversity piece

Diversity makes fashion that is designed to embrace a woman’s curves and make her feel beautiful. They embrace a body positive outlook and design pieces that are easy-fit, high quality and on-trend.

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The flower detail on the neckline take this black tunic to the next level of pretty

Diversity  has recently launched their online presence and your can now shop from the comfort of your own home at www.diversityfashion.com.au. I can say from personal experience that their delivery is second to none. I ordered the gorgeous Evelyn Tunic online and had it delivered the very next day! How’s that for customer service?

The girls at Diversity are proud of their style and want to help you discover the best and most comfortable version of you.

Contact Diversity today on:

| VISIT: 55 Keppel Street, Bathurst |

| CALL: 0423 065 988 |

| EMAIL: contact@diversityfashion.com.au |

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

 

{LOCAL LOVING} Dressed for School with success

Hands up if you like back to school shopping…

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Yeah. I thought as much.

Now hands up if you like shopping for your school uniforms while in your pyjamas, glass of wine in hand and sitting in the comfort of your own home.

Oh yeah, now I see some hands!

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You can now order your children’s school uniforms online and have them delivered straight to you, or your work, or grandma’s. Whatever suits you that’s the beauty!

No more fights with irate 3 year olds who run around uniform shops causing mischief and mayhem while you try and find the right size for your school aged child.

It’s a winner for sure!

Make sure you contact  Dressed For School today:

| W: www.dressedforschool.com.au |

| F: @dressedforschool |

| E: admin@dressedforschool.com.au |

| Shout out | I see you.

Today’s advice: I can see those of you who unliked The Central Nest the day after the Christmas giveaway was drawn. So probably don’t bother to join again just in time for next year’s comp.. #justsayin

EDIT: The Christmas Prizeapolooza is a giveaway designed to say thanks to all those who support the blog all year round. Having said that and just to clarify, it doesn’t matter if you only found us and ‘liked’ us the day before the comp that’s fine! This is a shout out to those who choose to only like us for competition times.

The only reason the Prizeapolooza is growing so much every year is because all the local businesses can see what a great little community the Nester family is. We love local, we support each other and provide a great community to have contact with others around us.

So, if you have friends that you think will benefit from the nester community invite them to join the family. 2018 is going to be a great year for us and the bigger we can grow the community the greater the 2018 Christmas Prizeapolooza will be.

Thanks to all of you who support and share the love of The Central Nest,

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{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2017} The gift of Plastic Cactus

I LOVE this business. Like love, love, love – scream it from the the top of the roof love. It’s fun. It’s fresh and it’s a business run by a hard working mama! 23667476_10208059167436333_542289257_n

Plastic Cactus is a one of a kind jewellery shop operated from Bathurst by the very talented Michelle McRobert. Selling acrylic and wooden jewellery with everything from necklaces to earrings to brooches Plastic Cactus is the easiest way to add a POP of colour to your day!

Plastic Cactus’ pieces are crafted with love, fun and a little smidge of quirkiness! 23634742_10208059167516335_1104169832_n

The earrings from Plastic Cactus are the easiest way to add a bit of flair to your day.

Make sure you add Plastic Cactus to the list of local loves because I am telling you that you have just found the perfect birthday/anniversary/happy Tuesday/Kris Kringle/Teacher appreciation presents for the rest of your life! Job done (you’re welcome!)23698555_10208059167316330_461846725_o

If you need a little more prettiness if your life get in contact with Plastic Cactus today:

| Phone: 0439 918 990 |

| Visit: 106 Brilliant Street, Bathurst |

| Email: shellmac31@hotmail.com |

| Facebook: @MichellePlastic Cactus

|Instagram: @plastic_cactus |

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Plastic Cactus is giving one VERY lucky nester a prize pack! I want this one for myself!!!!! prize.jpg

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of  Plastic Cactus as well as The Central Nest’s facebook pages 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) Wednesday 20 December 2017.

To see the full terms and conditions go here -> Christmas Prizeapolooza 2017 Rules

 

{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2017} A Smallprint on Christmas

There is something special about being able to remember just how small your little people were and just how much love you have for them. The gorgeous Jess from Smallprint Central West can help you do just that!

Smallprint Central West is a small business that provides handcrafted fine silver jewellery that captures your loved ones finger, hand or foot prints. They can also capture your loved one’s artwork or handwriting! 15241249_1151306551663117_7734549388064542575_n

What is remarkable is the story behind Smallprint Central West. The business was started back in 2012 shortly after Jess’ son passed away.  She says she had her son Tyler’s prints taken while he was in palliative care in Sydney and once she returned back home realised there was no one in the area who could help turn his prints into a permanent reminder. So, Smallprint Central West was started. Jess says the business gave her a reason to get out of bed each morning and something to concentrate on during her grief.

That’s the part that makes Smallprint Central West so special, it literally comes from a place of knowing. It’s knowing that you want to cherish those memories, it’s knowing you need to remember the size of the fingerprint. It’s the knowing that she can create a keepsake that will keep families feeling closer to someone who passed too soon.

Smallprint Central West travels and can be around in those times of grief. Jess says she can been welcomed into homes at times when the world around them is crumbling. Whether a baby was born sleeping, a child lost to SIDS or capturing an elderly person’s fingerprints before it’s too late. 24899865_1491935704266865_1516579497655757499_n

Smallprint Central West also stocks a special print taking kit that can be posted to funeral homes so that a family can capture a print and order when they are ready to do so.

When you support Smallprint Central West you are literally helping to support someone’s family. Jess says she is often handcrafting new pieces at 5am while her children are still sleeping!

Each piece is hand made by Jess. She doesn’t send them away to be a made in a factory, they are made in her home. The fingerprint range is actually printed directly into silver which not only captures maximum detail but also means your loved one actually touches your pendant.

Smallprint Central West also recognises that sometimes life can be really tough so they offer a one month layby on every order.

Make sure you capture your loved one today:

| Phone:  0429 584 469 |

| Email: jessica.stephens@smallp.com.au |

| Website: www.smallprint.com |

| Facebook: @smallprintcentralwestNSW |

| Instagram: @smallprint_centralwest |

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Smallprint Central West wants to make your Christmas a little bit more special so is offering one lucky nester a $50 voucher.

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of  Smallprint Central West as well as The Central Nest’s facebook pages 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) Wednesday 20 December 2017.

To see the full terms and conditions go here -> Christmas Prizeapolooza 2017 Rules

{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2017} Christmas memories with Aimee

So as we sit here at the end of another year, time just seems to be escaping quicker then ever before. It reminds me just how important capturing these moments are. 20882822_1672219762830483_8347622416954975669_n

That’s where my gorgeous friend Aimee Cook steps in.

Aimee Cook Photography is located in Bathurst and is one of the leading family and newborn photographers in the area. What I love most about Aimee is that she isn’t afraid to get down on your little one’s level to make them laugh, she is a perfectionist so won’t stop until she has that perfect photo. 24899795_1776993229019802_2244478129892666559_n

The best thing about Aimee is that she has this innate ability to capture the in-between moments. You won’t end up with a bunch of staged photos she instead celebrates the giggles and tickles, and quiet, less obvious love.

Offering everything from outdoor family photo shoots to small intimate moments being captured in her purpose-built studio she can provide your family with the most precious gift of all, eternal memories. 23755623_1757379614314497_3329679038137059139_n

If you want to have your family’s memories captured then make sure you contact Aimee today:

| Phone 0422 082 929 |

| Website http://www.aimeecook.com.au |

| Facebook @Aimee Cook Photography |

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Aimee Cook Photography is making one very LUCKY nester’s Christmas a lot more lovely and is giving away a Family Session valued at $995.

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of Aimee Cook Photography as well as The Central Nest’s facebook pages 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) Wednesday 20 December 2017.

To see the full terms and conditions go here -> Christmas Prizeapolooza 2017 Rules