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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
| 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*
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org |
*This is a sponsored post and I was gifted the Evelyn tunic. All opinions are based on my own personal experience*
We have some pretty hard girl crushes. These are the types of ladies that stamp their style on the world. They are the type of people that will always be remembered and little girls grow up wanting to be. They are women of substance. Women that make the world a better place. Happy Girl Crush Tuesday everybody.
Today we salute the fantastically talented Delta Goodrem.
Delta is undeniably Australia’s princess of pop and has one of the best voices that the country has ever heard. She is an actor, a performer, a presenter, a songwriter and even a judge on the Australian version of the voice.
Delta is amazing not only on the stage but more importantly behind the limelight. She is a cancer survivor who regularly supports many charities including even donating a portion of her concert proceeds to the Delta Goodrem Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research Trust Fund. She is also an ambassador for the Starlight Children’s Foundation.
Delta also supports RADD (Recording Artists, Actors And Athletes Against Drunk Driving), to help raise awareness of the risks of drunk driving.
Delta is the epitome of a superstar and shows all little girls, that through hard work, perseverance and genuine Australian spirit girls really can run the world.
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“I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you, not only for what you have made of yourself but for what you are making of me.”
This wedding is by far one of the most beautiful days I have ever seen. I love weddings that are just a little bit different and the tones of the winter wonder are simply stunning. The bride is gorgeous and her smile lights up every single image. Sometimes you can’t just see love, you can actually feel it. This is one of those weddings.
Monique and Cameron – Thank you for sharing your beautiful winter wedding with us.
The love birds: Monique Kellond, 24, Support Worker & Cameron Beer, 25, Correctional Services Officer
Ceremony & Reception: BoxGrove Bathurst
Theme: Warm Winter tones
The Dress: Peter Trends
Groom & wedding party attire: Jack Holman Menswear
Beauty: Luxe Hair & Body
Floral: Ivory Rose Botanicals
Eats: Our Place or Yours Catering
Cake: Cakes by Katrina
Photographer: Feather & Birch
Rings: Monique: Wj Coote & Sons, Cameron: Michael Hill
Stationary: Chalk Bathurst
Music: The mud monkeys
Monique says “The fact that I got to marry my high school sweet heart.”
While it was one of the coldest winter days, right as the couple said ‘I do’ the sun came out from behind the clouds.
Stockists: Ceremony & Reception: BoxGrove Bathurst | The Dress: Peter Trends| Beauty: Luxe Hair & Body| Styling: BoxGrove | Floral: Ivory Rose Botanicals|Eats: Our Place or Yours Catering| Cake: Cakes by Katrina| Photographer: Feather & Birch| Rings: Monique: Wj Coote & Sons, Cameron: Michael Hill | Stationary: Chalk Bathurst| Music: The mud monkeys|
Every new year needs a little steamy goodness and our friend Jacqueline Hayley has your heart, mind and loins taken care of in her new seductive love story.
Set in outback Australia Anything but Love takes you on a seductive journey through the life of a city girl who moves to the Central West and falls in love with a farmer. It was meant to be anything but love.
This provocative novel will have you on the edge of your seat and quickly you will find yourself dragged into a whimsical world filled with love, adventure and romance.
I gave this book to my mama with the strict instruction to report back within a fortnight to give me her opinion, she rang the next morning and said “I didn’t sleep and hot damn, that book kept me awake”.
Any book that is read within a night and stops your world has to be worth it.
Head to www.jacquelinehayley.com to grab your copy today.
You won’t be disappointed!
Happy reading nesters x
This product is the EXACT reason I started this blog, it’s local, it’s brilliant and I didn’t know it existed until now.
Little Glitz by Amanda is located in Blayney and she offers custom cross stitch portraits, wall hangings and letters.
Amanda has been cross-stitching since she was young and it was a skill taught to her by her mother. How fantastic is that?
This is honestly the best product I have seen in a long time, what a brilliant way to capture your family and what a fabulous gift this would make. You could buy it as a wedding gift and then buy another one with the couple and added children later! I love this idea! Imagine a whole couple’s history celebrated by cross stitch.
Little Glitz by Amanda offers simply stunning items and I hope in the not to distant future to have one of her beautiful creations hanging in my home.
If there is one business that you need to get out and support after this year’s Christmas prizeapolooza let it be this one.
You can get in contact with Little Glitz by Amanda today!
| Phone: 0423 114 187 |
| Email: email@example.com |
| Facebook: @littleglitzbyamanda |
| Instagram: @littleglitzbyamanda |
The fantastically talented Little Glitz by Amanda is offering one very lucky nester the chance to win a fully custom family portrait. I can’t even tell you how much I love this prize. I want it BAD!
To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of Little Glitz by Amanda 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
Do yourself a favour and head over and check out 10 Real Life Love Stories That Will Grab You By the Heart.
It is a great insight into some really interesting couples.
Remarkable, yet ordinary people and these are the type of love stories that will last the ages.
Happy love Nesters x