{Book Club} Anything but Love

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.  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

 

{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2016} Give a little bit of Glitz this year

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. 15354316_1799094906975396_1227810246_o

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.

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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: amanda_egan2388@hotmail.com |

| Facebook: @littleglitzbyamanda |

| Instagram: @littleglitzbyamanda |
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line4The 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

 

{Love Birds} 10 real life love stories to give you all the feels

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. ted talks

Remarkable, yet ordinary people and these are the type of love stories that will last the ages.

Happy love Nesters x

 

{The Nest Loves} True love isn’t just poems and roses

True love isn’t just voluptuous bunches of red roses and love poem serenades. More often it is dishes and comfort and kindness.

Korean artist “Puuung” has captured the love that people actually relate to. She is remarkably clever with her illustrations and we LOVE the honesty of them.

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You can find the full works here ->  Grafolio

Just perfect.

Enjoy nesters x

 

{Our Nest} A new bird, a name thief and an elephant selfie

To say the last couple of weeks have been a whirlwind is the biggest understatement since someone said Kimmy K might like a selfie or two.kim selife

We are overjoyed like a kids with wagon wheels to announce that we welcomed Charlotte into our nest. She is perfection. She eats. She sleeps. Repeat.

I do feel she is placing us into a false sense of security and in the not too distant future you are likely to find me hiding in the stationary aisle at woolies rocking back and forwards begging for a straight jacket but until that time I plan on absorbing all her newborn goodness.14

We had such an interesting long birth experience, I cannot give enough thanks to the maternity staff at the hospital that helped bring our little lady into the world. In particular, there are a few people that really deserve special thanks. There is the girl I knew from school who was full a humour and positivity. There was the girl who kept me calm and somehow instinctively knew when to talk and when to just hold my hand. There was the girl who was encouraging and patient. The girl who followed us up even after her shift finished and finally there was the doctor who believed in me and offered to give me a chance. A sincere-from-the-bottom-of-my-toes-to-the-tip-of-my-nose thank you to you all. P.S Happy Midwife Day to all the midwives out there for yesterday!midwife

In very exciting news I have discovered one very beneficial outcome that comes with delivering a baby that weighs over 4.5 kilos is that it is the bloody quickest weight loss regime ever! Literally nearly 5 kilos a gonski in less than 1 minute!

I have to admit the hubby-bird and I had this delusional romantic idea of the moment that our other birdies would meet their new little person. We were sure the birds would croon, the angels would sing and we would have a wonderful photograph of all the love. In reality, when the toddler-bird and kid-bird met their new little sister it was definitely less than a magical hallmark moment. Kid-bird walked in and spontaneously burst into tears because she wanted a brother NOT ANOTHER SIIIISSSSSTER! The toddler-bird didn’t care nearly as much. She was simply there for the hospital custard and free apple juice. When we asked if she wanted to kiss her sister we were met with a solid eye roll and a statement consisting of “She stinks weird. Maybe we should sell her back to BigW”. Such a solid family moment to remember for ever.

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They like each other now.. mostly

If you know me at all you will know that I am a complete tragic royals fan. They are just coolest and I am crushing hard. Well, this chick Kate (she’s like totes the duchess) is my unrequited best mate. We are BFF’s (but she just doesn’t quite know that yet). Anyhoo, she also had a bambino this week and it was PINK! Pink ones are the best, but admittedly I am a smidgeon biased because I am the mother to only pink dragons. BUT there is an issue in our wonderful imaginary friendship and that is that she stole my baby name. We both have new little Charlottes which is definitely going to be akws when we are at the park together sipping tea and one of us yells at our Charlotte to stop licking the slippery dip… Okay, princesses probably don’t lick stuff, I am sure she has people that do that for her and I spose probably thousands of other Strayans also have Charlottes, but you know that aren’t friends with my mate Kate. I like her, and she sent me this card with a virtual high-fiver so we have moved on and are BFFing all over the place again.

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I hope to be back on board and publishing on the blog again soon, just depends on the state of Mount Washmore in the spare room, ahem, I mean nursery and on how long the little birdie keeps me in this state of eat. Sleep. Repeat.

I do want to share that later we will be running a competition giving one very lucky nester the opportunity to win a photography session with the very talented team at No Added Cheese! This is a special competition for one very deserving mama. WATCH THIS SPACE!!

Thanks for all the well wishes you beautiful Nesters!

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{This is life} Love yourself, it’s most liberating

So there is this fantastic girl I know who actually went to school in B-town.

She has now moved to Western Australia to pursue a successful career in radio.

Heidi Anderson is a Bathurst girl done good.heidi anderson

She has been writing articles and voicing her opinion for Perth Now for a little while and this week’s article is pretty powerful.

Heidi Anderson: ‘Love Yourself, It’s Most Liberating’

This is worth grabbing a cuppa, a quiet space and having a read.

It’s honest. It’s raw. It’s inspirational.

Happy reading Nesters x