{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2018} A perfectly Imperfect Christmas

One of my favourite things to find is cool local people doing amazing things and that’s exactly what Tanya at Imperfectly Perfect Sugar Cookies is doing!

Imperfectly Perfect Sugar Cookies provide custom made personalised sugar cookies to celebrate any occasion! The cookies can even be hand embossed to suit your needs. 

Imperfectly Perfect Sugar Cookies is a unique way to celebrate special moments in your life in a fun, small package. 

There is a truly beautiful story behind Imperfectly Perfect Sugar Cookies, Tanya has an acquired spinal cord injury and following that realised that sometimes the imperfect things are often the most perfect. Each cookie is handmade with love, showcasing the real meaning of soul food. 

Each time you order from Imperfectly Perfect Sugar Cookies you know you will receive the best customer service and most delicious cookies you have ever tasted!

Imperfectly Perfect Sugar Cookies only uses the freshest of ingredients and can even cater for any allergy requests you may have. She can also post the cookies anywhere in New South Wales!

Isn’t it about time you embraced the imperfect perfectness? Get in contact today: 

| Email: Imperfectlyperfect@mail.com |

| Facebook: @ImperfectlyPerfectSugarCookies  |

| Instagram @ImperfectlyPerfectSugarCookies |

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Now this is not a drill! Imperfectly Perfect Sugar Cookies is giving away $250 worth of cookies! Oh my goodness! #bestPrizeEver

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of Imperfectly Perfect Sugar Cookies 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 20 December 2018.

To see the full terms and conditions go here -> Christmas Prizeapolooza 2018 Rules

{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2018} Let’s go on a Christmas Cosventure

It’s like a secret wonderland opposite the park in Bathurst. It’s overflowing with fun, adventure and excitement. It’s none other than Cosventure!

Cosventure is owned and operated by gorgeous Katherine Palma and offers costume sales and hire, SFX makeup and body art, pop culture collectables, LARP gear and cosplay building supplies. 

Cosventure has been keeping the people of Bathurst and surrounding areas dressed in the funnest of all attire for over 4 years now. I think what makes this business so special is that they took a gamble to open a shop this unique in a country town and the locals have supported them from day one. Cosventure doesn’t forget that so will go over and beyond to keep their customers coming back!

What I love is their wide range of stock and friendly customer service. Nothing is ever too hard and they will always ensure you have a positive shopping experience. 

Trust me when I say the moment you step into Cosventure you are walking into a visual delight that is sure to entertain all members of your family. 

If you need some fun in your life then pop into Cosventure today!

| Phone: 02 6334 2127 |

| Email: info@cosventure.com |

| Website: www.cosventure.com |

| Facebook: @Cosventure | 

| Instagram: @Cosventure |

| Visit: 169 George Street, Bathurst |

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In order to have the funnest Christmas ever Cosventure is offering one lucky nester a $100 voucher to be spent in store!  

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of Cosventure 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 20 December 2018.

{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2018} Stone Pine makes Christmas super fine

The best thing about Christmas isn’t the gifts or carols. It’s not Santa or lights.

It’s the simple things.

It’s the sitting around a table with your family and friends celebrating the year that was. Celebrating the love that surrounds us all. What makes that even nicer is if you crack open a bottle of something from the Stone Pine Distillery. 

Owned and operated by Bev and Ian Glen (Ian is the Distiller) and located on Gormans Hill Road, Bathurst Stone Pine Distillery is a rare gem. 

Bev and Ian emigrated from Scotland 12 years ago with 2 small children and their dog! They spent two years building and setting up the Distillery and have been in operation for over 10 years now!

Stone Pine Distillery is a boutique Distillery that produces premium quality hand crafted spirits and liqueurs. Their products include several types of gin including Orange Blossom and Truffle to name just a couple. They also offer citrus infused vodka and the notorious Dead Man’s Drop which is a delicious dark spiced rum. 

On top of all that they also have various liqueurs including Limoncello (my fave!), honey liqueur and a brand new Cabernet Brandy Liqueur. This liqueur was pot distilled then aged for six years in a french oak barrique, prior to being married with grape juice. What this means is that it is a fruity, ruby-red liqueur that matches perfectly with your Christmas Puddin’!

Stone Pine Distillery have just released the Decade Gin. This gin celebrates their first 10 years and utilises ten botanicals to deliver a rounded, juniper-forward flavour with a subtle complexity. 

It’s really important to get behind this great local business because they were the first Distillery set up in the Central West and still the only ones operating in the Bathurst/Orange area. 

One of the best features is that Stone Pine Distillery always try and source their ingredients locally and love utilising Australian Native Botanicals.

They have just released their Decade Gin to celebrate their first 10 years. It utilises ten botanicals to deliver a rounded, Juniper-forward flavour with subtle complexity. 

If you want to get your gorgeous mits on some Stone Pine Distillery deliciousness then you can find their products in many local bottle shops across Bathurst (Cobb and Co Cellars, the Nickerbocker Bottleshop, Bernardi’s IGA) and in Orange (Ferment, The Agrestic Grocer and the Rugby Bottleshop)

You can even find them at the Orange Christmas Farmers Markets on Saturday 8 December 2018 or the Bathurst Farmer’s Markets on Saturday 15th of December 2018. 

Or here are some more details: 

| Phone:  02 6332 1517 |

| Mobile: 0428 768 056 |

| Email: ian@stonepinedistillery.com.au |

| Website: www.stonepinedistillery.com.au |

Facebook: @stonepine |

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The beaut team at Stone Pine Distillery want to make your Christmas more merry and so are giffting to one very lucky nester a bottle of Stone Pine Original Dry Gin and a bottle of the superb Cabernet Brand Liqueur. Oh yes please! I wish I could just keep these ones for me – I love me some gin!

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of 
Stone Pine Distillery 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 20 December 2018.

To see the full terms and conditions go here -> Christmas Prizeapolooza 2018 Rules

{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2018} Christmas is better with Plastic Cactus under the tree

The absolute best thing about having this blog is all the cool, new people I get to meet and Michelle from Plastic Cactus is one such fantastic find!

Plastic Cactus sells earrings/brooches and necklaces of all shapes, colours and sizes for ladies of all shapes, colours, sizes and ages. There is literally something for everyone… Pugs to pacman, Dogs to Dinosaurs, Danglies to Dots.. you name it and Plastic Cactus probably has it (and if she doesn’t she will try and create it for you!) 

Michelle prides herself on finding the perfect pair of earrings for each person. Whether it’s for them or for a gift. I love that she can even help out with special events. If you are heading somewhere and want to match your outfit to your earrings she’s your girl!

Plastic Cactus is your one-stop gift super shop. Whether it’s kids buying for teachers, Grandparents buying for Grandaughters, BFF’s buying for BFF’s, Boyfriends buying for girfriends, Dads & Kids buying for Mums… She has everyone covered!

Plus, Michelle has this incredibly amazing ability to get people out of their comfort zone. She will have you wearing some bright pink cockatoos and getting compliments before you know it! She says while she has your everyday staples covered, once you step outside your comfort zone you are likely to live there!

Plastic Cactus earrings are also fantastic conversation starter “Are they giant T-Rexs hanging from your ears?”, well yes, yes they are!

These gorgeous earrings are stocked at Aldente, (etched acryllic) Dejorgia (hand painted Bamboo) The Bathurst Regional Art Gallery (the Gallery Collection) Ripe Boutique In Mudgee, Made590 in Newtown. What I love is that each Bathurst store has its own special collection, there’s no cross over so you can be assured you are getting something really special!

You can find Plastic Cactus on Instagram of Facebook but if you love having a chat with a really cool person than make sure you track Michelle down at  The Millthorpe Markets, The Ego Fete, The Catheral Fete, The Bathurst Artisan Markets or one of her Pop up shops at her home.

Plastic Cactus is really afforable and you can know that you are helping a local mama out by shopping locally and supporting her. 

So, trust me when I say you need to get in contact with Plastic Cactus today!

| Phone: 0439 318 990 |

| Email: shellmac31@hotmail.com |

|Facebook: @PlasticCactus |

| Instagram: @plastic_cactus| 

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Plastic Cactus  is spreading the Christmas cheer far and wide this year and is offering one very lucky nesters a prize pack valued at $165. This pack includes earring Board, Yellow ‘Arrow’ shaped studs, Green ‘Maple Leaf’ Studs, Red Mirrored ‘Lightning Bolt’ Dangles, Glitter Green Medium Dot Studs, Black Glitter ‘Giant Starburst’ Studs, Chunky Silver Glitter ‘U-Turn’ Mega Dangles, 3 x pairs of ‘Jumbo Dots’ In White, Gold Mirror, Kaleidoscope Glitter, Bamboo ‘Hamburger’ studs! WOAH!

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 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 20 December 2018.

To see the full terms and conditions go here -> Christmas Prizeapolooza 2018 Rules

{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2018} Christmas blooms better with Ivory Rose

We LOVE Ivory Rose Botanicals! Not only do they do amazing floral art masterpieces but they are genuinely the nicest, friendliest store of people you will ever walk into. 

Located in George Street, Bathurst you will not have to look far to see one of the most amazing window displays in all of the area, they take great care decorating and staging a window like no other. The shop is stunning even before you walk in the door.

Ivory Rose Botanicals has grown from a home studio to one of the most successful businesses in town in such a short time. It’s a family run and operated business open 6 days a week. What sets Maddie and her team apart is that fact that you aren’t just a customer when you walk in, you quickly become part of the family. 

Maddie has some wonderful staff working alongside her including a number of ladies from Vivability who make Ivory Rose Botanicals  just that little bit more lovely. She also supports a couple of talented up and coming florists to the business and aims to prove that those with ability (and as a self employed working mummy) can achieve the greatest of goals. (p.s watch this space for the upcoming Power of Ability launch!)

Ivory Rose Botanicals  is different from the rest because they push the boundaries of floral art to ensure each one of their pieces are uniquely designed to entice the senses. They rely on the ‘fresh is best’ policy and only order enough stock to turn over every two days to ensure you only ever receive the highest quality produce.

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What I love about  Ivory Rose Botanicals are the fact that you can also get super hands on. Maddie and the team hold workshops where you can learn floral art and create your own magnificent masterpieces in a fun and supportive atmosphere. They even have Christmas workshops!

Get in contact with Maddie today:

| Phone: 02 6331 5656 |

| Email:  ivoryrosebotanicals@outlook.com |

| Facebook: @ivoryrosebotanicals |

| Instagram @ivoryrosebotanicals |

| Visit: 181 George Street, Bathurst |

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Maddie and the generous team at Ivory Rose Botanicals want to make your Christmas even more special so are offering one lucky winner a beautiful bouquet of flowers plus a mini hamper of the goodies they stock in store valued at $170! 

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of Ivory Rose Botanicals‘ facebook page 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 20 December 2018.

To see the full terms and conditions go here -> Christmas Prizeapolooza 2018 Rules

{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2018} Christmas is fixed with Laser Antix

One of the coolest local businesses that has taken off lately is LaserAntix!

Owned and operated by the delightfully, friendly Tara Manvell LaserAntix is your one-stop shop for all custom laser cutting and engraving. 

LaserAntix is a home based business run by a fantastic mama to two little tiny tots. The business was launched as a creative outlet for Tara in October 2017 and with the help of the local community has grown significantly.

LaserAntix can create a wide range of products for you including cake toppers, gifts and home decor such as name plaques, wall plaques, name discs, decorative cutouts, Christmas decorations and business signage. 

They can even help decorate your dream day by creating wedding decorative pieces such as Mr & Mrs Signs, place cards, invitations and menu boards. 

LaserAntix offers natural bamboo in 2 shares as well as a wide range of acrylic colour so you can be sure you will find something to suit all tastes and needs. 

Tara says she loves nothing more than working closely with people to design and create something perfect for them. 

A big bonus is that LaserAntix is local so the turn around is a lot quicker than buying online from somewhere else. Plus you save on shipping fees! Tara is also happy to accommodate urgent orders and you can even sometimes find her completing an order within hours of being contacted.  

We had one of Tara’s creations atop of Tommy’s Christening Cake and not only was it was a showstopper, I was able to keep a special reminder of his day!

LaserAntix is a business you should watch because I guarantee it’s going places! If you want your very own personalised creation get in contact with Tara today: 

| Email: laserantix@gmail.com |

| Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/laserantix | 

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The super clever Tara from LaserAntix wants to spread the Christmas cheer around this year so if offering one super lucky nester the chance to win a $100 voucher!

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of LaserAntix 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) Thursday 20 December 2018.

To see the full terms and conditions go here -> Christmas Prizeapolooza 2018 Rules

{Christmas Prizeapolooza 2018} Capturing your family – Cook style.

Each and every year around this time we think back to how much we have all grown and changed over the last 12 months, if you’re lucky you can simply look towards your walls to see the changes.

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When you have little people they literally change before your eyes. One day they may barely be walking, the next they’re running. Having someone with a fantastic eye capturing those moments is one of the greatest gifts.

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.

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Aimee is not only a great photographer but a beautiful soul, so she knows how to capture the important moments; you know, the little bits in between the big moments.

The best part about Aimee is her incredible ability in capturing the exquisite details of your newborn. She finds the little eyelashes, the flakes of skin and squishy cheeks so you can remember them for the rest of your life.

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Aimee’s studio is an hub of creativity and love. Her space is so beautifully set out that you and your family feel comfortable, happy and relaxed which makes for fantastic family shots.

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

| Phone 0422 082 929 |

| Facebook @Aimee Cook Photography |

| Instagram @aimee_cook |

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Aimee Cook Photography is giving away to one very LUCKY nester a In-Studio Family Session valued at $695. This also comes with 20 high resolution digital files.

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) Thursday 20 December 2018.

To see the full terms and conditions go here -> Christmas Prizeapolooza 2018 Rules