{This is life} One very selfless local is doing to her bit to help others

Giving the gift of a child to another is an amazingly selfless gift.

Local lady Laura Hannan has shared her story today in Central Western Daily and it is pretty remarkable. photo orange donor

You can find her story here -> Why One Orange Mum Donates Her Eggs

Laura is trying to raise awareness and encourage more local woman to consider donating their eggs to help others. It is pretty amazing to possess that amount of generosity.

Thank you Laura for being brave enough to give another sista a chance at a family.

{The Nest Can Cook} Steam up your Thermomix

If you are one of the VERY lucky owners of a Thermomix (or intend to be part of the exclusive club shortly!) then this is for you..

Cooking with Varoma – Orange (NSW) Saturday 18 October 1:00 PM (120 mins)

Price: $20.00 per person (plus 30c booking fee)

Where: Parkview Hotel Function Room – 281 Summer Street, Orange NSW 2800

Reason: Discover the full potential of your Thermomix by mastering the art of cooking with steam. Learn new recipes that demonstrate the versatility of using your Varoma and impressive multi-layer cooking. You will learn to make:

  • Green Smoothie
  • Capsicum and sundried tomato dip
  • Gluten free bread (tasting only)
  • Chickpea soup
  • Warm chicken, pumpkin and couscous salad
  • Meatloaf with red sauce
  • Fruity dream
  • Torta caprese
  • Lemon cupcakes with citrus syrup
  • Sticky date puddings

The class is suitable for new owners and those who just want to have a look. Includes a lucky door prize! Bookings and prepayment essential. Cookbooks available to purchase at the class. Cash only. BOOK NOW 

ENQUIRES:
Sarah Jeffery
0431 156 992
sarah@hodgkins.com.au or your local Consultant 

 

Happy Cooking Nesters!

{Keep Calm and Blog On} The Girl Has Sparke visited our Millthorpe

The Girl Has Sparke is our latest blog crush.

Written superbly from a lovely twenty-something Canberrarian named Megan it is classy and hilarious and simply good reading.

Our favourite article so far is this one -> Foodies Guide to Weekend in Millthorpe. Admittedly, we might be a little bit biased due to her obvious love of Millthorpe which is situated in our own backyard, but she is brilliant in her review of a perfect little weekend location.

Milthorpe through the eyes of The Girl Has Sparke

Millthorpe through the eyes of The Girl Has Sparke

Grab a cuppa and head over and check her out, because every girl has a little bit of Spark(e).

{Locally Found} Tribe of Two that’s who

We LOVE products that are versatile, natural and super pretty. This gorgeous Nursing Scarf from Tribe of Two is just that!

The scarf is made from 100% natural linen which essentially means it is warm enough for the cooler months, but still breathes beautifully so you and your baby-bird are still comfortable.

Nursing scarf

The design is so clever that you can wear it as a scarf day-to-day but when your little one needs a feed you simply pop the neck hole over your head and then you have modesty protection for that feeding time.

Simply brilliant design.

As if we don’t already love this enough, it is made locally by a very talented designer in Orange, NSW! Wow!

You can get your own at Tribe of Two

Happy shopping (and comfortable breast-feeding) Nesters!

{Locally Found} We are lusting after JASIT UP hand stamped jewellery

There is nothing better than finding someone local who really excels at what they do. They create beautiful products that we can proudly say, come from the Central West.

JASIT UP is no exception. Creating hand stamped artisan jewellery that simply are masterpieces that will last your lifetime.

Photo: Jennifer Stocks Photography

Jasmine of JASIT Up and her daughter. Photo:Jennifer Stocks Photography

Completely personalised, they offer you a long-lasting memento of the people you care most about, your family.

Single-handedly JASIT Up has solved all of your mother’s day, birthday and anniversary presents in one hit!

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You can find more information about these beautiful product on their Facebook page -> JASIT UP Handstamped or you can email Jasmine directly on jasit_up@yahoo.com.au

Happy shopping Nesters (and thanks for supporting local).

{Locally Found} Dressed For School can outfit your kid

Dressed for School is a locally run website helping mums and dads find school uniforms for their little birdies.

Stocking basics for the Catholic Primary Schools of the local Diocese, Dressed for School should be your first port of call.

Their goal is to help local familes access competitively priced, quality schoolwear from the comfort of your very own home.

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You can contact Dressed for School on: 1300 89 35 37

or send them an email to admin@dressedforschool.com.au,

or alternatively their website is: http://dressedforschool.com.au

Happy shoppping Nesters!

{Locally Found} Orange FOOD Week is here, must-find-elastic-waisted-pants..

Orange FOOD Week is nearly here! Kicking off on 4 April it continues through to Sunday 13 April 2014.

This is your opportunity to experience ‘The Food Basket” of NSW in Australia’s longest running food festival.

It is an opportunity for local producers to showcase their fine products, for chefs to show off their skills and for everyday food loving Australians to experience all that is delicious around Orange, NSW.

You should get some elastic waisted pants and head over to -> Orange FOOD Week‘s website for more information!

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Happy eating Nesters!

 

{Locally found} Church Bar Tap Takeover

Has it been a while since you had a girl’s night out? or maybe the last time you and your hubby-bird were alone was at the accountant’s office going over last year’s tax?

Right now is the time to book your table and have a grown-up night out!

Check it – The Chruch Bar is holding the Tap Takeover.

Pizzas + beers = amazing!

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You can find more details at: Church Bar Facebook Page or give them a holla on 02 6334 2300.

Happy eating and drinking Nesters!

{Twins are twice as nice} but.. how about a little support – did you know that Multiple Birth Awareness Week is from 9-16 March?

So you fall pregnant and think how wonderful life will be with your new little mini-me.. then you go for a scan and discover not one but two heartbeats.. or even three!

Having multiples is not only a lesson in patience but tough, rewarding, difficult, funny and sometimes isolating – especially if you live in the country.

Enter the Bathurst Multiple Birth Association (BXMBA). They are a lifeline. They are new friends. They are support.

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The BXMBA is a not for profit organisation which was originally set up to help multiple birth families to network, find support and friendship while parenting twins, triplets or more!

It is a volunteer run club that is part of a greater support network of 65+ clubs nationally.

When you join the BXMBA you get: fun, support, connection with other parents/carers of multiples, playgroup, outings, information nights, parent nights out, morning teas, Christmas party, monthly meetings, newsletters and magazines.

The Facebook access (to members only) is where you can get support, ideas or just have a chat without leaving your home. Other bonuses are the fact that you have access to resources such as information on multiples from pregnancy to beyond the start of school including but not limited to books and DVD’s.

The group also runs the Bathurst Multiple Birth Association Playgroup. This playgroup is held at Bathurst Baptist Church, 188 Eglinton Road, Bathurst. They are there for a friendly chat (and to tire the kids out!) every 2nd Monday of the month during the school terms. All you need to bring is yourself, your babies and a gold coin donation ($2.00 for members and $4.00 for non-members). They will even feed you morning tea!MiniTrains Poster

If you or someone you know would like to join the BXMBA you can find them at bxmultiples@gmail.com

To celebrate Multiple Birth Awareness Week which runs from 9th – 16th March the BXBMA is hosting a free event for all families of multiples. There will be some laughs at the mini-train day which includes face painting as well! It really is a great chance to get out and meet other families of multiples around your area. Microsoft Word - multiple birth awareness week poster 3.docx