{The Weekly Nest} March Week One is Done

A week that was.

I want to start by making an announcement. A pretty damn exciting, announcement!

On Facebook we broke 1,000 followers this week! We could not be more thrilled! The support is overwhelming and gives us motivation to keep blogging!

Thank you to every single one of you that has ‘liked’ us on Facebook and shared the love of The Central Nest.

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Next announcement: I do not waddle. I just have found my pregnant swag.

So I have hit the 34 week pregnant mark and my feet are so swollen that is it like walking (READ: waddling) on water cannons. On the positive they do look strikingly similar to marshmallows, and EVERYONE loves marshmallows.. right?!! Still working, so quite gracefully using archive boxes to sit as lady-like as conceivable while having feet raised as close to the ceiling as possible.

My main drama is that I had to roll into Big W last week to buy new flats. I shit you not, I had to leave work at 11.16am to buy new shoes because my current ones no longer fit. I saw some nice ones. They didn’t fit either. So, I begrudgingly had to move to the size 11 aisle. #WhatHappensToWomenWhoNoLongerFitInSize11Shoes?

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Experiencing insomnia to the extreme. I spend the day dreaming about sleep only to lie in bed at night dreaming about sleep, but you know, without the actual act of dreaming. Which to be honest, turns into a tantrum at 3.06am every morning. Then when I am finally nearly to the lush land of sleep I realise that I have to pee for the 467,346,549th time that night. LOVING. PREGGO. LIFE.

Plus, then I saw a picture of my preggy mate, Princess Kate looking all non-swollen and glamorous and that just made me feel all non-wonderful. I mean, solidarity to the sisterhood.  Duchess of Cambridge at The Goring Hotel

I watched a video that made me have some feelings. The Skeletons Kissing video is just so lovely and nice and warm and fuzzy. I love this type of video when it goes viral. It makes you realise the world isn’t so shit after all. You should watch it and share it, and well pretty much tell the whole world about it.

This week in the news there has been little talk of much else except the death penalty and the Bali Nine ringleaders’ execution. I am torn, I work in law so totally understand the mentality of ‘you break the law, you have consequences’. But on the flip side I struggle to believe in a judicial system that does not allow or encourage redemption and rehabilitation. I am left just feeling sad with the whole situation. I struggle to accept that those responsible for the Bali Bombings that killed 202 people, including 88 of my fellow Australians are allowed to be released from prison, yet two men are to be shot dead for smuggling drugs into a country. It just seems unequal and imbalanced.

In lighter news we did stumble across the cutest little business this week. The Bump Box puts together gorgeous little gift boxes for my fellow preggy peeps and those with new little birdies. You can see ALL about them here -> The Bump Box. I tots have my eye on the monochrome boxes (oo la la!). bump

Another video that hit us straight in the feelings was Famous Women Reading Tweets About Themselves. To say I was pissed off afterwards is such an understatement. Keyboard warriors are just weak pieces of shit. You would NEVER say anything like this to someone like Lisa Wilkinson if you were face-to-face with her, so who do you think you are sending horrifically horrible tweets insulting her while you sit behind the protection of your computer screen? I passionately hate that social media has the ability to bring people closer together but at the exact same time has the capacity to bring so much hate.

I dragged the hubby-bird to Ikea last Sunday, you know because we needed one set of drawers for the little ladies’ bedroom. Somehow the place ate us up. We were there 5 hours and left with two sets of lockers, two tall boys and a bathroom vanity cupboard. Plus, some wall hung storage racks and some kitchen supplies. The hubby-bird was thrilled. So much so that he now refers to the place as ‘I-killya’. He is beyond ecstatic also that every single item we purchased is flat-packed. In unrelated news, I recommend avoiding our house this weekend in preparation of the inevitable flat-pack-tantrum-fight that will commence once the two of us attempt to build said furniture. P.S I am ALWAYS right and the hubby-bird simply does not listen when I read instructions correctly to him.  ikea

So in review this week we are angry at keyboard warriors. Pissed at unbalanced judicial systems and desperately wanting sleep.

We have developed our pregnant swag (READ: waddling) and despite the additional 158 pounds of water held non-discretely in our ankles and feet we are feeling fairly happy. Having said that, if you know of any solutions for water retention in feet during pregnancy PLEASE feel free to share them with me! Tips. Old wives tales. Anything!

We are staring down the barrel of a LONG weekend filled with flat-pack arguments but are optimistic that perhaps this time will be different.

Thanks for all your support this week Nesters!

Loads and lots and buckets of love,

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{Christmas Prizeapolooza} Words Etc says it best..

One of our favourite new lusts is Words Etc.

Run by the fantastic Jacqui Greig from Forbes (and online!) she offers custom design services for all your invitation, stationary and print needs!Forever always

Words Etc has been running for just over 12 months and is becoming a real frontrunner in the graphic design environment. thanks

I think what makes Jacqui different is that she is so incredibly passionate about good design, and will go above and beyond to ensure the end product matches the client’s vision perfectly. She genuinely loves nothing more than the challenge of finding an exact font, or deciding on the right colour shade to make someone happy. She says it is the small details that really make the difference.rabbit

Jacqui is a journalist by trade, not a graphic designer, and it is this that gives her an advantage in working with clients. She says it allows her and her clients to understand each other without ‘graphic-design-mumbo-jumbo-designer-language’.

Words Etc is growing all the time and 2015 is going to be the biggest year yet! As a girl after my own heart she had a solid soft spot for stationary and is working on her very own collection of social stationary with a distinctive stamp of style! Stay tuned for that Nesters!baby shower

She will also be releasing a whole new collection of prints in the new year.. WOO HOO!

Put Words Etc in your favourites now because I guarantee you will not be disappointed!

Contact: 

| Phone number:  0427 722 900 |

| Email: Jacqui.wordsetc@gmail.com |

| Website: www.wordsetc.com.au |

| Facebook: www.facebook.com/wordsetc.com.au|

| Instagram: www.instagram.com/wordsetc |

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Beautiful Jacqui has generously agreed to participate in our Christmas Prizeapolooza and is giving one VERY lucky Nester an unframed (30cm x 40cm) print. The winner can choose whatever design you like!

To be in the running all you have to do is be a ‘liker’ of Words Etc and The Central Nest of facebook and ‘like’ the competition post on our facebook page.

For an extra entry you can ‘tag’ a friend.

Prize will be drawn on 21 December 2014.

Good luck Nesters!

 

{Mother’s Day} Our must have mother’s day list

Early mornings. Never ending. Always there. A mum’s job is never done.

At the Nest we think everyday should be Mother’s Day but instead we are happy to take Sunday May 11 as official mumma appreciation day.

Here is a collection of our favourite mother’s day gifts.

Take the time to say “thanks mum”.

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    1. Country Road Slice T-Shirt $69.95
    2. Witchery Smokey Indigo Jean $129.95
    3. Cotton On Pink Love Mug $6.95
    4. BONDS home thongs $12.95
    5. Seed Essential Scarf $19.95
    6. Seed Military Beaded Sweater $79.95
    7. Ray Bans 4147 (from Sunglasses Hut) $199.00
    8. Siren Heidi Boots (from Myer) $189.95
    9. The Button Jar Bluebird of Happiness card $4.50
    10. Firefly Soy Candles $30.00
    11. Samantha Willis  Bohemian Bardot Ring $69.00
    12. Mimco Hemingway Large Cocoon $450.00

Happy mother’s day to all the Nesters x

 

 

{Thank you} The Central Nest thanks YOU

Hello!

I just wanted to take a moment and say thank you to all the beautiful Nesters who have been so very supportive and kind as both myself and the blog continue to grow.

While I don’t want to get all teary and sentimental, you will never understand how much every email, comment and message that each of you sends to me, means. It is so special each time I see that someone has taken the time to let me know they are enjoying being a part of the Central Nest.

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The Central Nest started as a simple idea and thanks to all your support has grown larger than I ever imagined.

I sincerely thank each person who has taken the time to share their story, wedding or life with The Central Nest.

I look forward to continuing this journey with you.

Thank you sincerely for all the support.

Cheers,

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{WIN} As a thank you to our loyal Nesters

If you were standing in Tiffany & Co with an unlimited tab while drinking Moët and engaging in conversation with Oprah, Channing Tatum and the Dalai Lama you still would be not be as excited as what we currently are at the Central Nest!christmas photoshop small copy

We are about to launch our very first ever CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY! (insert excited 3 year old squeal!)

This is a way for us to thank YOU for being so loyal, friendly and downright gorgeous, because without your support our little ol’ blog would not be so successful!

Thankfully some great local businesses have jumped on-board to help and have given us some rad prizes to give away to our little Nesters! We are so genuinely grateful for their kind donations and support of our blog!

Basically these are the important parts you need to know about our CHRISTMAS PRIZEAPOLOOZA:

1. All winners will be announced at 5pm (AEDT) Monday 23 December 2013

2. You must ‘like’ the original competition post on The Central Nest Facebook page

3. You must be a ‘liker’ of The Central Nest Facebook page as well as the Facebook page of the business giving away the prize.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to let us know!

Below are just some of the fabulous businesses that will be involved ->

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Plus more still to come…..

So without further ado our very first giveaway is from one of our most favourite places in the world! The delicious INCY INTERIORS. Watch this space for more information soon!