{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 |

treeline4

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

{The Nest Loves} Letters to your child

It goes SO quickly.

The time between each birthday just seems to slip more quickly all the time.

I love this idea from the wonderful people at Two Little Ducklings. They have put together a beautiful stationary set called Letters to Your Child letters

Basically it is a stationery pack that allows you to write a letter to your child from birth to age 12. It also comes with interview questions and a page to put your wishes for your little birdie.

This is quite possibly the most beautiful gift you could give a new parent.baby

Happy shopping Nesters x

{Do This} A photo-a-day keeps the memories alive

A few years ago I began completing a photo-a-day challenge in a couple of months of each year. Usually I choose a month towards the end of the year and one in the middle.

It captures one little moment every day in our family for one whole month. Sometimes they are happy. Sometimes they are boring. Sometimes they are sad. But they are always US.

It is funny the little things you forget. The moments you wouldn’t remember without these images.

It makes me grateful. It reminds me of the special times. It encourages me to capture memories to pass onto my daughters.

I really cannot encourage you enough to do this. It is something that makes you smile. It is something the future you will be thankful that you started.

Here are a couple of the images I have captured over the last few years. They are my legacy.

"1 July 2014: Audrey, you are the sunshine on my rainy days. While you are mischief and naughtiness in one tiny little package, you are also the definition of fun, laugher and attitude. You are strong and stubborn. You are caring and hilarious. You smile with your whole body. You draw on walls. You lick things you shouldn’t. You teach us patience. You are perfection. You are so very, deeply loved."

1 July 2014: Audrey, you are the sunshine on my rainy days. While you are mischief and naughtiness in one tiny little package, you are also the definition of fun, laugher and attitude. You are strong and stubborn.  You are caring and hilarious. You smile with your whole body. You draw on walls. You lick things you shouldn’t. You teach us patience. You are perfection. You are so very, deeply loved.

29 December 2013: Some moments are just absolute bliss. A perfect instant that shows actual true love. This is that moment. A quiet time, a peaceful time. Two best friends together in their own private moment - enjoyed and captured by their very proud mummy.

29 December 2013: Some moments are just absolute bliss. A perfect instant that shows actual true love. This is that moment. A quiet time, a peaceful time. Two best friends together in their own private moment – enjoyed and captured by their very proud mummy.

5 June 2013 - When you feed a baby, just for a little while the world stops. You are connected together. I know in the not to distant future my Audrey will long to be independent, she will want to feed herself, and the way she looks at me during a feed will just be a memory. Until that time, I will spend my days staring straight back at her.

5 June 2013: When you feed a baby, just for a little while the world stops. You are connected together. I know in the not to distant future my Audrey will long to be independent, she will want to feed herself, and the way she looks at me during a feed will just be a memory. Until that time, I will spend my days staring straight back at her.

This is what happens when your 14 months old and mother nature is so mean that she made it rain on the day after you got your new play equipment. You can see your new toys outside through the window. Mummy says your not allowed to go into the rain and play. You don't understand why. So you just cry. Because you can.

12 December 2011:  This is what happens when you’re 14 months old and mother nature is so mean that she made it rain on the day after you got your new play equipment. You can see your new toys outside through the window. Mummy says your not allowed to go into the rain and play. You don’t understand why. So you just cry. Because you can.

7 December 2011 - Christmas has always been my favourite time of the year, but this year is just a little bit more special. Our little girl is old enough now to really enjoy the whole experience. She thinks that Gamma and Grandpop's lights are just the best thing. We pull up in the street and she just says "wow, wow, priddy, priddy,(pretty) wow" so much that she doesn't even breathe properly. This photo is so special to me because it shows my two favourite people enjoying a gorgeous moment together..

7 December 2011: Christmas has always been my favourite time of the year, but this year is just a little bit more special. Our little girl is old enough now to really enjoy the whole experience. She thinks that Gamma and Grandpop’s lights are just the best thing. We pull up in the street and she just says “wow, wow, priddy, priddy,(pretty) wow” so much that she doesn’t even breathe properly. This photo is so special to me because it shows my two favourite people enjoying a gorgeous moment together.

Nesters, try it. It is entirely worth it xo

{The Nest Design Files} O, the places we have been..

This is such a simple, yet beautiful way to display how you have spent your lives together.

What I love most is that it isn’t necessarily just for a couple, it could be best friends, cousins or families.

Source: Pinterest

Source: Pinterest

Happy crafting Nesters!

{Film} About Time you find the time

To be honest, I don’t find time to watch many movies. I always intend to but get distracted somehow.

This weekend my hubby-bird and I stole some moments and watched ‘About Time’.

The film stars the delightful Rachael McAdams (who I have a severe girl crush on) and some English bloke I didn’t even know existed and is one of the most beautiful movies I have seen.

about time

This film says so much and I really recommend that you take the time to sit and watch it.

Combining a perfect mix of hilarity and tears. It will move you and help you appreciate life just a little more.

A perfect date night movie.

Happy watching Nesters!