{LOCAL LOVING} Dressed for School with success

Hands up if you like back to school shopping…

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Yeah. I thought as much.

Now hands up if you like shopping for your school uniforms while in your pyjamas, glass of wine in hand and sitting in the comfort of your own home.

Oh yeah, now I see some hands!

That’s exactly what you can with Dressed For School26221239_1784968354847375_977663032137088106_o

You can now order your children’s school uniforms online and have them delivered straight to you, or your work, or grandma’s. Whatever suits you that’s the beauty!

No more fights with irate 3 year olds who run around uniform shops causing mischief and mayhem while you try and find the right size for your school aged child.

It’s a winner for sure!

Make sure you contact  Dressed For School today:

| W: www.dressedforschool.com.au |

| F: @dressedforschool |

| E: admin@dressedforschool.com.au |

{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2017} The gift of Plastic Cactus

I LOVE this business. Like love, love, love – scream it from the the top of the roof love. It’s fun. It’s fresh and it’s a business run by a hard working mama! 23667476_10208059167436333_542289257_n

Plastic Cactus is a one of a kind jewellery shop operated from Bathurst by the very talented Michelle McRobert. Selling acrylic and wooden jewellery with everything from necklaces to earrings to brooches Plastic Cactus is the easiest way to add a POP of colour to your day!

Plastic Cactus’ pieces are crafted with love, fun and a little smidge of quirkiness! 23634742_10208059167516335_1104169832_n

The earrings from Plastic Cactus are the easiest way to add a bit of flair to your day.

Make sure you add Plastic Cactus to the list of local loves because I am telling you that you have just found the perfect birthday/anniversary/happy Tuesday/Kris Kringle/Teacher appreciation presents for the rest of your life! Job done (you’re welcome!)23698555_10208059167316330_461846725_o

If you need a little more prettiness if your life get in contact with Plastic Cactus today:

| Phone: 0439 918 990 |

| Visit: 106 Brilliant Street, Bathurst |

| Email: shellmac31@hotmail.com |

| Facebook: @MichellePlastic Cactus

|Instagram: @plastic_cactus |

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Plastic Cactus is giving one VERY lucky nester a prize pack! I want this one for myself!!!!! prize.jpg

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 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

 

{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 |

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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

{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2017} Christmas memories with Aimee

So as we sit here at the end of another year, time just seems to be escaping quicker then ever before. It reminds me just how important capturing these moments are. 20882822_1672219762830483_8347622416954975669_n

That’s where my gorgeous friend Aimee Cook steps in.

Aimee Cook Photography is located in Bathurst and is one of the leading family and newborn photographers in the area. What I love most about Aimee is that she isn’t afraid to get down on your little one’s level to make them laugh, she is a perfectionist so won’t stop until she has that perfect photo. 24899795_1776993229019802_2244478129892666559_n

The best thing about Aimee is that she has this innate ability to capture the in-between moments. You won’t end up with a bunch of staged photos she instead celebrates the giggles and tickles, and quiet, less obvious love.

Offering everything from outdoor family photo shoots to small intimate moments being captured in her purpose-built studio she can provide your family with the most precious gift of all, eternal memories. 23755623_1757379614314497_3329679038137059139_n

If you want to have your family’s memories captured then make sure you contact Aimee today:

| Phone 0422 082 929 |

| Website http://www.aimeecook.com.au |

| Facebook @Aimee Cook Photography |

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Aimee Cook Photography is making one very LUCKY nester’s Christmas a lot more lovely and is giving away a Family Session valued at $995.

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of Aimee Cook Photography 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

{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2017} Christmas: Panorama Style

If there is one thing I love about having this blog, it is discovering local little gems of talent, and that’s exactly what Panorama Design Solutions is all about. 23926598_1554789071281743_2244946424399711997_o

A relatively new little business, Panorama Design Solutions offers graphic design services for all your needs. Located in Bathurst, is it a family run business operated by Mel Cunningham that balances great design with the ability to spend time with her gorgeous son Ryder.

Panorama Design Solutions offers brilliant customer service and is completely personalised to your needs. Mel will meet with you one on one to ensure that your business or personal graphic designs are met. thumbnail_2017-11-23 13.16.46

Mel is always on the lookout for new ways to challenge herself so make sure you keep an eye on her facebook page for information in the New Year about making baby showers a lot easier!

Panorama Design Solutions is passionate about providing affordable, but high quality graphic design solutions to the people of the Central West. When you support local you literally are supporting a little family business. 24774697_1562753330485317_2671013688870938385_n

So if you need some business cards or maybe a party invite, if you need placement cards or a birth announcement or anything else then you need to contact Panorama Design Solutions today!

| Phone: 0409 917 861 |

| Email: panoramadesignsolutions@gmail.com |

| Facebook: @PanoramaDesignSolutions|

| Instagram: @panoramaDesignSolutions |
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Panorama Design Solutions is giving one lucky Nester the most gorgeous Christmas gift, the gift of family. If you want to have your very own personalised Framed Family Portrait then make sure you enter today!

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of Panorama Design Solutions 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

{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2017} Christmas is better with a little glitz

Over the years of running this blog I have come across a lot of local products and top of my faves just happens to be Little Glitz by Amanda.

Little Glitz by Amanda offers custom cross stitch portraits, wall hangings and letters.  They can be personalised and custom made to your exact desires. 14114768_943836379071581_705129853253702643_o

To be honest Little Glitz by Amanda’s products have become my go-to for awesome presents, especially for weddings and engagements. There is nothing nicer than that special one of a kind gift. 23380422_1331466466975235_4817513130825341381_n

If there is one business that you need to get out and support after this year’s Christmas prizeapolooza let it be this one.17855633_1150948225027061_8871117008246548273_o

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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To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of  Little Glitz by Amanda 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

{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2017} Some Hercules love this Christmas

There is a gorgeous local mama who is doing brilliant things with herself. Not only is she raising two completely delightful young boys – she is also creating some of the most amazing home decor items I ever did see. 21463127_1896694420651337_338849692521888902_n

Erin started Hercules Lives Here just over a year ago and the business is growing brilliantly. She creates one of a kind home decor items that add warmth, love and inspiration to any room.

Hercules Lives Here utilises either 100% Australian cotton rope that is farmed and manufactured right here in Australia or recycled textiles from around the world which helps reduce both global emissions and textile waste.24294230_1931684633818982_1150706042568848269_n

Erin who is the ‘one man band’ behind the magic of Hercules Lives Here is completely self-taught and has recently chosen a new direction for her business. She says she now has made the conscious decision to focus on fibre art because of both the challenge and the therapeutic reward she gets from weaving and knotting. 23559387_1924483911205721_6582378087857116379_n

Whenever you speak to Erin you will see that she loves pushing herself to new personal boundaries and is always exploring new textiles and new mediums, which of course means her customers are the lucky ones who reap the rewards! 18519452_1829541157366664_4714145094611416256_n

What I love about Hercules Lives Here is that she gives back to the community so generously. Erin doesn’t forget where she came from and loves to return the love to both the local community and those like minded creative souls she has met online.

| Phone: 0423 621 316 |

| Email: herculesliveshere@gmail.com |

| Facebook: @herculesliveshere |

| Instagram: @herculesliveshere |

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The piece is 80cm x 100cm and will need to be collected from Bathurst, NSW (or postage arranged at the winners expense)

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of Hercules Lives Here  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