| CHRISTMAS PRIZEAPOLOOZA | Knot up some Succulents

Karen Brouff is a busy lady and has not one but two excellent businesses in this year’s prizeapolooza That Succulent Place and Knots with Style.

That Succulent Place provides beautiful quality Succulents and Cacti. Karen grows her own succulents and cacti, and propagate regularly from them. She also sources succulents and cacti from other home based growers as well as her parent’s extensive collection from Warren, Central West NSW.

Quality & rarer succulents and cacti are hard to come by in our local area, so That Succulent Place loves to fill that succulent need.

That Succulent Place creates beautiful Terrariums. She recycles and uses old casserole bowls, Jars, anything that will suitably host a succulent! Karen’s father, Doug creates amazing wooden Log Pots, Sourced from a Property in Warren, NSW, that he has worked on for the past 58 years. His amazing, unique creations, along with Karen’s succulents and cacti, make the most gorgeous and one off gifts and home décor.

The succulents, cacti and log pots have become very popular and people even come from Sydney, Canberra and all around to purchase something unique and special.

That Succulent Place will even create custom orders, in both Terrariums and timber pots.

That Succulent Place is always open for business; a quick message to organise a day and time to come out to Eglinton is never a problem. She also has regular open weekends, which you can find details about on her facebook page.

Knots with Style began from a hobby and she now holds regular workshops, both locally and out in Central West NSW at Warren, Narromine and Dubbo. Karen says she loves to teach macramé.

Karen takes great pride in both her businesses supplying quality handmade products. She says she loves seeing customer’s reactions when they buy a product from her, and the enjoyment people get from making their own macramé creations when they attend a workshop.

One of the best things about That Succulent Place and Knots with Style is how much Karen supports other local businesses. She chooses to source succulents from other home based growers, and macramé supplies from independently owned craft and fibre businesses. She also supports the “buy from the bush” and “One Day Closer to Rain, (Drought), Rural Cottage Crafts initiative, and her parents create succulent arrangements with materials sourced from the community of Warren NSW. All of the wood arrangements have a story of where the materials were sourced from, highlighting Warren.

2020 is lining up to be exciting year with regular workshops in 2020 and the release of various new collections including a nursery/children’s collection.

If you want some succulent or knot love in your life get in contact with Karen today:

| Phone: 0419 011 035 |

| Email: karen.brouff@bigpond.com (That Succulent Place) karen.brouff@gmail.com (Knots With Style) |

| Facebook: @thatsucculentplace @knotswithstylebykaren |

| Instagram: @thatsucculentplace @knotswithstyle |

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That Succulent Place and Knots with Style is making Christmas more amazing with one winner getting a unique timber log with succulents and a workshop voucher for the winner’s choice of workshop! Awesome!

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of both That Succulent Place and Knots with Style 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 19 December 2019.

To see the full terms and conditions go here -> The Central Nest Christmas Prizeapolooza 2019 terms and conditions

| CHRISTMAS PRIZEAPOLOOZA 2019 | Mow like a Pro this Christmas

Mower Pro is your local small engine and outdoor power equipment repair specialists. Owned and operated by Shayne Theobald and his impressively brilliant wife, Kayana (read: me).

Mower Pro has been operating for over 13 years and is your go-to for all spare parts and repair needs. It’s a little family operated business and you will often see one of our kids in the workshop covered in grease offering to help or answering the phone.

Shayne has been a mechanic for over 20 years and has fixed many machines that the other guys have simply given up on. He prides himself on his attention to detail, customer service and the quality of his repairs.

Mower Pro doesn’t run fix lawn mowers and ride-ons but also chainsaws, water pumps, golf carts, air compressors, generators, whirrly birds and concrete mixers plus so much more.

Mower Pro really is your backyard’s best mate.

Make sure you pop in and see Mower Pro today:

| Phone: 02 6332 1543 or 0421 526 602 |

| Email: mowerpro@aapt.net.au |

| Facebook: @ Mower Pro |

| Website: www.mower-pro.com |

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Shayne is feeling super generous this year and is offering one lucky nester a $100 labour voucher!  

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of Mower Pro 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 19 December 2019.

To see the full terms and conditions go here -> The Central Nest Christmas Prizeapolooza 2019 terms and conditions

| CHRISTMAS PRIZEAPOLOOZA 2019 | Chalk up a good Christmas

Finding a good graphiuc designer is like finding a good hairdresser, once you find one you grab on for dear life and never let them go. That’s exactly how we feel about Chalk. Creative Designs.

Owned and operated by the delightful Amy Keech Chalk. Creative Designs is your one stop shop all things graphic design. Think birthday invitations, wedding invitations & stationery, signage, business stationery & logo design, prints, framing, birthday boards, milestone cards etc.

Chalk. Creative Designs was launched while Amy was on maternity leave with her first little bambino and has grown since that time. Amy says she has had a love for stationery and design and says her high school diaries were the prettiest you’ve ever seen. It was just a natural progression to start her own little business after always designing things for friends and family.

Amy is an absolute perfectionist and spends the extra time making sure fonts are perfect and everything is aligned exactly as it should be. Amy says it’s not about the money but rather a love of creating beautiful designs.

If you need some perfect graphics in your life contact Chalk. Creative Designs today:

| Phone: 0431 349 871 |

| Email: hello@chalkcreativedesigns.com.au |

| website: www.chalkcreativedesigns.com.au |

| Facebook: @chalkcreativedesigns |

| Instagram: @chalkcreativedesigns |

| Go see: You can see some of her designs as Bespoke & Co in Keppel Street, Bathurst |

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The gorgeous Amy is giving away to one lucky nester either a Wedding Stationary package (which includes design of an invitation, RSVP card and wishing well card plus an A1 sized “welcome” wedding sign OR a $75 voucher, your choice!

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of Chalk. Creative Designs 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 19 December 2019.

To see the full terms and conditions go here -> The Central Nest Christmas Prizeapolooza 2019 terms and conditions.

*Wedding package only includes design, not printing*

| CHRISTMAS PRIZEAPOLOOZA 2019 | Plastic Cactus is a holidays must

One of the best local businesses I have learnt about since starting this blog is the gorgeous Michelle McRobert and her Plastic Cactus earring shop. 

Michelle operates Plastic Cactus  with a rotating group of loyal friends/shop girls (who get paid in earrings) Mel, Lindy, Trudie, Claudia, Ruby & Piper. Plus, her awesome delivery guy/husband Matt.

Plastic Cactus  offers acrylic & bamboo earrings (Dangles & Studs), brooches, hair clips and necklaces.

The thing that sets Plastic Cactus apart is just how passionate the team are about funky, colourful and affordable earrings & jewellery. Michelle is not afraid of colour and loves creating unique and fun earrings that either have the ‘Wow’ or they ‘Awwww, aren’t they cute’ factor.

Plastic Cactus also offers statement dangles that you could wear to a Ball, a formal or a graduation. You could wear them to the horse races, a Christmas party, a Halloween party, 80’s dress-up, a ladies lunch or even your very own wedding.

In case you’re not that brave she also offers a range of simple shapes for a little pop of colour for your work uniform. Plastic Cactus also offers small simple shapes that are suitable for the school kid in your life.

The range of tiny studs is crazy! Everything from unicorns, Bulldogs seahorses, lightning bolts, Pugs, Cats, Butterflies, Horses, Penguins, Frogs, Turtles, Sausage dogs, Wombats, Clouds, Skulls, Kangaroos, Ghosts, Bats, Poodles…. In every colour imaginable!

If you haven’t bought your end of year gift yet Plastic Cactus  are a great choice for the School teachers. Imagine the students each day looking forward to seeing what they wear to school each day!

One of the coolest new things I am crushing on from Plastic Cactus are the brooches. They come in all shapes & colours

The best thing about Plastic Cactus is just how friendly Michelle and the team are, you don’t just get earrings but also make new friends!

Plastic Cactus  are the queens of collabs and have a ‘Smith & Jones’ range and a cool collab with Abby Smith who has a Vintage Clothing online shop called ‘A Puppy & Her’. Plastic Cactus  designed a range of earrings inspired by her & her collection of amazing Vintage clothing.

You can find Plastic Cactus  locally at Dejorja Boutique, Al Dente, Bathurst Regional Gallery and Australian Fossil & Mineral Museum. Otherwise order through her socials or email! Easy!

If you want some help filling your Christmas stockings get in contact with Plastic Cactus today!

| Phone: 0439 318 990 |

| Email: shellmac31@hotmail.com |

|Facebook: @PlasticCactus |

| Instagram: @plastic_cactus| 

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Plastic Cactus  is spreading the Christmas cheer far and wide this year and is offering one very lucky nester a prize pack valued at $160!

The prize includes: Jumbo Dots, Classic Cactus Studs, Gold Crown Studs, Mirrored Sugar Skull Studs, Pale yellow ‘Petal top’ Dangles. Bamboo ‘Owl’ studs (Dejorja Boutique exclusive) Two Tribes Dangles (Bathurst Regional Gallery exclusive) Pop Pink Dinosaur studs (Australian Fossil & Mineral Museum exclusive) Etched Acrylic Lolly Studs (Al Dente exclusive) and Plastic Cactus + A Puppy & Her collaboration ‘Unicorn Breath Disc Dangles’

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 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 19 December 2019.

To see the full terms and conditions go here -> The Central Nest Christmas Prizeapolooza 2019 terms and conditions.

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| CHRISTMAS PRIZEAPOLOOZA 2019 | That’s Hair Like It

One of my absolute favourite finds this year was Hair By Hair! Owned and operated by Emma Hair it is a fantastic salon that makes you feel good and most importantly welcome.

Emma works alongside Briana & Dianne and can take care of the whole family. They do cuts, colours and perms (not often but they can do it!). Extensions as well as bridal and event hair.

The whole team are highly trained in De Lorenzo products which are an Australian Family owned and operated Company. Their products are high quality, vegan, organic where possible, made and tested in Australia for our harsh climate

Hair By Hair opened in February 2006, with just Emma and her husband (who helped where he could!) Emma says hairdressing was always her passion and took a chance on starting a new business designed to focus less on busy appointment books and more on making clients feel good.

The thing that sets Hair By Hair apart is that they always offer real customer service, and take genuine pride in making people feel special.

It’s pretty simple Emma says just be genuine and take the time to listen. It seems to be working 14 years after starting her business and she has an incredibly loyal client network.

Hair By Hair works almost exclusively off word of mouth. Emma says it’s so rewarding when you meet a new client and they’re booked in because someone has told them how great Hair By Hair is!

Hair By Hair prides itself on being the type of business that means their staff can skip out to that important school assembly and get to weekend sport without feeling guilty. Striking a work/Life balance is so important (and ever changing) and Emma proudly says that she’s created a workplace which embraces the balance.

If you want some good hair, contact Emma and the team today:

| Phone: 02 6331 4433 |

| Email: hairbyhair227@gmail.com |

| Visit: 227 George Street, Bathurst |

| Facebook: @happyhairdressers |

| Instagram: @hair_by_hair_bathurst |

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Hair By Hair is offering one very lucky nester a haircut and product pack tailored to your hair needs, valued at $150!

If you want to be in the running then all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of  Hair By Hair 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 19 December 2019.

To see the full terms and conditions go here -> The Central Nest Christmas Prizeapolooza 2019 terms and conditions.

| CHRISTMAS PRIZEAPOLOOZA 2019 | What a Nourishing Christmas

A Nourishing Mix is run by Erin Lovegrove who has been a Thermomix consultant for over 4 years and a team leader for over 3 years.

Erin and other local consultants cover all your Thermomix needs in Bathurst, Orange and all over the Blue Mountains.

Erin says her team help people discover how the smart connected TM6 can help you spend less time in the kitchen and more time on things that matter! Getting back to basics and cooking real food fast through in home Cooking Experiences to help you and a couple of friends discover together the possibilities of the Thermomix!

The TM6 is the first all in one appliance on the market with over 50,000 integrated recipes utilising guided cooking that you can utilise to plan your weekly meal plan, shopping list and create your own recipe collections!

The introduction of the new TM6 this year has enhanced even more features to our previous models including high heat mode for sugar works and caramelisation! Slow Cook mode, Sous Vide Mode, Fermentation mode, Kettle mode and now a pre clean mode! The Thermomix TM6 replaces over 20 different appliances in your kitchen and helps you save time, maintain a healthy lifestyle and save money on your weekly groceries!

To discover all the features of the TM6 you can book in a cooking experience with your local Consultant! Plus, at the moment you can get the absolutely best Christmas present with 24 Months interest free (36 months interest free until 16th December 2019!)

Get in contact with Erin (and the team today!):

| Phone: 0403 161 602 |

| Email: erinlovegrove.thermomix@gmail.com |

| Website: thermomix.com.au |

| Facebook: @ANourishingMix

| Instagram: @erinsnourishingmix

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Erin and the team are offering one very lucky nester a 6 piece kitchen toolkit includes kitchen scissors, vegetable peeler, icecream scooper and 3 paring knives. Perfect for camping BBQs, picnics, travelling or keeping sharp knives tucked away from little fingers! (valued at $100) PLUS a copy of our brand new BBQ cookbook, enviro bag and round 2.6 litre Thermoserver. Total prize value: $320!!!

If you want to be in the running then all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of A Nourishing Mix  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 19 December 2019.

To see the full terms and conditions go here -> The Central Nest Christmas Prizeapolooza 2019 terms and conditions.

{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2018} A perfectly Imperfect Christmas

One of my favourite things to find is cool local people doing amazing things and that’s exactly what Tanya at Imperfectly Perfect Sugar Cookies is doing!

Imperfectly Perfect Sugar Cookies provide custom made personalised sugar cookies to celebrate any occasion! The cookies can even be hand embossed to suit your needs. 

Imperfectly Perfect Sugar Cookies is a unique way to celebrate special moments in your life in a fun, small package. 

There is a truly beautiful story behind Imperfectly Perfect Sugar Cookies, Tanya has an acquired spinal cord injury and following that realised that sometimes the imperfect things are often the most perfect. Each cookie is handmade with love, showcasing the real meaning of soul food. 

Each time you order from Imperfectly Perfect Sugar Cookies you know you will receive the best customer service and most delicious cookies you have ever tasted!

Imperfectly Perfect Sugar Cookies only uses the freshest of ingredients and can even cater for any allergy requests you may have. She can also post the cookies anywhere in New South Wales!

Isn’t it about time you embraced the imperfect perfectness? Get in contact today: 

| Email: Imperfectlyperfect@mail.com |

| Facebook: @ImperfectlyPerfectSugarCookies  |

| Instagram @ImperfectlyPerfectSugarCookies |

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Now this is not a drill! Imperfectly Perfect Sugar Cookies is giving away $250 worth of cookies! Oh my goodness! #bestPrizeEver

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of Imperfectly Perfect Sugar Cookies 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 20 December 2018.

To see the full terms and conditions go here -> Christmas Prizeapolooza 2018 Rules