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Here at Nuffnang AU, we love supporting bloggers and independent retailers. This is why we are very excited to be informing you of the Sydney Market’s Blogger Awards!

• Are you based in NSW or the ACT?
• Community local shopper or do you love to support local small businesses?
• Do you love writing about all things fresh, flavourful or stylish?

The Sydney Markets Blog Awards recognise bloggers who have created insightful and interesting stories about an independent greengrocer and/or florist, highlighting the seasonal fresh produce or flowers that they work with. The awards draw attention to the contribution of bloggers who, by sharing their passion for fresh produce with their audiences through their blogs and social media channels, encourage support for independent fresh produce and flower retailers.

As part of the Fresh Awards, Sydney Markets will present two Blog Awards. These awards will recognise bloggers who have created insightful and interesting stories about an independent greengrocer and/or florist, highlighting the seasonal fresh produce or flowers that they work with. The awards draw attention to the contribution of bloggers who, by sharing their passion for fresh produce with their audiences through their blogs and social media channels, encourage support for independent fresh produce and flower retailers.


(Photo Credit: Wild Flower Arrangement via Avenue)

There is two-award categories, the Greengrocer Story and the Florist Story. Enter the competition by writing a blog post telling your Greengrocer Story or Florist Story – we’d love to hear about your favourite experience with a local retailer of fresh fruit and veg, or blossoming bouquets. Use the hashtag #thefreshawards, make sure it’s in first person of course (it’s your story we want to hear, after all!), and if your content goes live by March 31st, you’re in the running!

$2,500 worth of prizes to be won in each blog category and the lucky winners will each receive:
• $1,000 cash
• $1,000 worth of fresh produce or flowers over 12 months
• A paid commission to write two stories to be published by Sydney Markets

Blog criteria:
Entries must be;
• Written in a personalised style
• Written in the first person
• Written about a NSW/ACT greengrocer, independent retailer of fresh fruit and vegetables, florist, fresh flowers
• Promoted through the blogger’s social media channels with the hashtag #thefreshawards.
• Entries close 31 March 2016

So why not get rewarded for doing what you love? Show us your writing chops, bloggers! We can’t wait to see what you come up with! For T&C and more information on Sydney Market’s Blogger Awards visit: www.freshawards.com.au

(Photo Credit: The Sydney Market’s Blog Awards)
TJ Jaycobs
Nuffnang Community Team

What a week it was! With a whopping three parties in three states in just two days, the team at Nuffnang have had a whirlwind of celebrations with our White Christmas X DAYRE Launch parties across Australia.

To celebrate the year that was with our Bloggerati and Nuffnang Community bloggers, we introduced the new micro-blogging app DAYRE to our Australian shores with a selection of wine, canapés, and our most gorgeous white outfits. Did you make it to one of our White Christmas parties?

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We kicked things off on Wednesday with our Melbourne event, graciously hosted by Maeve Fox in Richmond. With guests a-plenty and goodies galore, the Nuffnang team loved meeting our wonderful community members and chatting about all things blogging! Special appearances from our Bloggerati members Candice (Vintage Current), Debs (Learn With Play At Home), Imogen (Inside Out Style) and Rachel (Sesame Ellis) were also abound.

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And what’s a Christmas party without Christmas pressies?! Thanks to the teams over at Lush, Dr Bronner, Bounce, Hello Hair, Keep Cup and Crabtree & Evelyn for spoiling us!

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Thursday night was go-time, with both our Sydney and Brisbane events taking place simultaneously. Elissa and Olivia from our Sydney office did an amazing job hosting the NSW event, a soiree which took place at the wonderful Pyrmont Bridge Hotel overlooking the beautiful Darling Harbour. Spotted at the Pyrmont – Bloggerati member Sarah (LoveSwah)!

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Sydneysiders were gifted with gorgeous Glasshouse candles, mementos sure to light up Christmas moments shared with loved ones this holiday season.

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And finally, Brisbane blogger babes were thrown an event at the stunning newly-refreshed venue Darling & Co. Complete with delectable macarons and essentials gifted from The Body Shop, Brissy enjoyed a night of mingling and merriment. Erin and Hannah from our Melbourne office flew up to host the evening’s proceedings, and loved meeting members from our Queensland blogging community!

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Remember that if you haven’t yet, you can download the DAYRE app on your smartphone for free from the app store. Posting a series of simple micro-updates as your day goes by is all you need to get started. Choose between writing a blurb, snapping a pic, recording a vid, posting a sticker, or checking into a location to express what’s going on, and simply continue posting throughout the day! Your story finds meaning not just in empty virtual space, but through a powerful and positive community following, liking, and interacting with you.

Everybody has a story to tell; with DAYRE, everybody can tell their story, and have it heard.

And now, back to the office! We’re looking forward to seeing all your posts and hearing your recounts of the evening’s festivities – link us to your DAYRE posts in the comments and we’ll be sure to check them out.

Lots of love and best wishes for the holiday season,

NuffnangAU xxx

Ellie Nikakis
Nuffnang Community Team

As another year comes to an end, and Christmas is just around the corner – it’s time to get excited about the festive season!

To celebrate Christmas this year, Nuffnang and Disney Junior The Channel are holding a competition for all of our wonderful crafty bloggers out there who love creating magical moments with their children.

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Disney Junior The Channel is where magical story telling comes to life. The channel is for pre-school age kids, and is available on Foxtel, Fetch TV (AU), SKY (NZ) and features a range of engaging shows with loveable characters.

This year, to raise awareness of Disney Junior the TV channel, we are asking crafty parents of pre-school age little ones to create Christmas themed ornaments, gifts, activities and so on with their kids. These treasures will become mementos for years to come; perhaps it will be the star on top of the Christmas tree, or a special decorative bauble that comes out every holiday season.

To enter this competition and be in the running for a fabulous Disney Junior The Channel prize pack worth $200, all you have to do is create a Magical Moment Christmas craft, inspired by characters from Disney Junior The Channel.

Create this activity with your little one, and share with your friends, family (and us) by jumping on Instagram and tagging @DisneyJuniourAUNZ #DJMagicalMoments @NuffnangAU and #NNDisneyJunior

Entries close on Monday 21st of December, and a winner will be announced on Tuesday 22nd of December 2015. Good luck!

Check out the list of Disney Junior The Channel characters that you can base your Magical Moments Christmas activities on below:

Terms and conditions can be viewed here.

Characters:

Doc McStuffins – 6 yr old girl who looks after and heals her toys that come to life

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Sofia the First – a princess who finds that it’s not the tiara you wear that makes you royalty, but the kindness within

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Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse – classic characters that appear as part of the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse gang. (Please note that Disney Junior Minnie wears pink and white polka dots, not red)

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Jake and the Never Land Pirates – kid pirate pals, outwit the bad guys with teamwork adventures

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Sheriff Callie – Loveable, cow-girl kitten with stories based on friendship and country & western music

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Miles from Tomorrowland – heroic space adventures with his family

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Thought starters for Magical Christmas Moments:

  • Christmas ornaments, Sofia star
  • Decorations: Christmas cards, paper chains, gift tags, colouring-in wrapping paper, Sofia’s Christmas tea party
  • Christmas table decorations: Bon-bons/crackers, table mats, paper hats, Doc’s healthy Christmas cookies

Activity Suggestions:

  • Jake treasure hunt
  • Sleeps countdown (colouring in gold doubloons for a count-down)
  • Doc’s how to look after your toys this Christmas
  • Jake’s Aussie Christmas beach activities
  • Make a Christmas amulet

And most of all – remember to have fun!

Adriana Barro
Nuffnang Community Team

You better watch out,

You better not cry,

You better not pout,

I’m telling you why.

Nuffnang’s ‘White Christmas’ Party is coming to town!

Can you believe there are only two weeks until Christmas and the end of 2015?!

To celebrate the festive season and the end of a great year here at Nuffnang, we have decided to throw a blogger Christmas extravaganza – three parties, in three states, consecutively over one week!

Sponsored by Dayre, the social media app that allows you to blog and tell your story from your phone, Nuffnang’s ‘White Christmas’ parties are to be held in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane on Wednesday and Thursday this week.

Dayre is the newest app on the market, combining your habits on separate social platforms into a bite sized blog on your phone. Dayre encourages the creation of original content and allows you to tell your story.

Our bloggers in each state will be dressed to the nines in their whitest whites to bring a White Christmas feel to the Australian Summer.

In Melbourne, guests will be treated to the elegance that is Maeve Fox. With stunning unobstructed views of the city skyline and a classic yet eclectic interior, Maeve Fox offers the ultimate function experience.

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Our Sydney bloggers will be able to mingle on the gorgeous outdoor terrace at the Pyrmont Bridge Hotel and soak up the sunset over Darling Harbour.

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While in Brisbane, the new darling of Paddington Darling & Co. will throw a party to remember, with a freshly renovated facade and menu to boot.

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Be a part of the action by using the following handles and hashtags on your social media and by following Nuffnang AU on Dayre to see our full event wrap ups.

Download Dayre now from the app store or Google Play store. It’s free and only takes a minute to sign up!

From all of us here at Nuffnang, we wish you a very safe and Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!

@NuffnangAU

#NNWhiteXmas   #NNDayre   #NuffnangAUEvents

Melbourne:

@MaeveFoxBar #MaeveFoXmas

Sydney:

@PyrmontBridge #NNPyrmontBridge

Brisbane:

@DarlingPaddington #MerryChristmasDarling

Adriana Barro
Nuffnang Community Team

Last week, Nuffnang partnered up with General Assembly Melbourne to bring you the #MeetTheBloggers panel for Lifestyle + Design bloggers. We invited some of our top bloggers including Katrina Lee Chambers , Cintia from My Poppet, Alice from The Whole Daily and Chyka to speak at this intimate insider event.

Nuffnang was so impressed by the enthusiasm and vigour of our audience, who were brimming with questions to quiz these top influencers!

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Credit: @nuffnangau on Instagram

Our panel covered everything from how to best monetise your blog, to how to organise your week and what to expect when you turn blogging into a full time job, to say the panel was thorough was an understatement! Alongside facilitator and Nuffnang AU Managing Director Felicity Grey, our bloggers really tackled the big questions – how do you best cater to your readers? How do you maintain your integrity? What is a blogger’s original content really worth?

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Credit: @kimongsk on Instagram

The differing backgrounds and journeys of our panelists meant that well-rounded, informed perspectives were able to fly across the room. There was no doubt that everyone present was able to leave the session having learnt something new about the art and nature of blogging! Where Chyka was able to address the love and passion that highlights her newly formed blogging journey, Alice was able to chat through the more technical and profit-driven side aspects of the job. Cintia talked us through the evolution of her blog and how she maintains multiple revenue streams to keep it her main career focus, while Katrina shared some handy insider tips that were integral to the growth and success of her blog.

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Credit: @trendymelbourne on Instagram

Nuffnang was extremely excited to be able to bring Katrina down for this event all the way from Wagga Wagga, and would like to send our huge thanks to the Park Regis Griffin Suites who had her stay for the night. Park Regis Griffin Suites are the iteration of comfort, privacy and modern style, and you can take a look at their website to learn more here.

Did you make it to our #MeetTheBloggers GA event? What would you like to learn from our top bloggers?

Oh, and Happy Monday to all!

Adriana Barro
Nuffnang Community Team

This Halloween our Bloggerati celebrated in style, fully embracing the spooky spirit for the iconic holiday. Some had recipes, others had DIY how-tos, and some documented their fabulous freaky festivities. With everyone sharing their tips and tricks (or treats), readers have been spoilt for choice with Halloween inspo and ideas for this year.

From decor to dress-ups to desserts, check out how our bloggers set up for Halloween to enjoy the spooky season.

Cintia from My Poppet showed us how to throw a stress-free Halloween party here

Candice from Vintage Current shared her recipe for a smurf-inspired dessert here

Chyka wrote about The Ultimate Halloween Party, how to set a Halloween dinner table, and some delicious pumpkin recipes to embrace the season

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Sarah from LoveSwah taught us how to make Bloody Eyeball Cupcakes here

Kate from Laughing Kids Learn provided last-minute guides on ghost crafts, spider crafts, and pumpkin activities

Ngaire at Brisbane Kids had an array of Halloween-themed articles, including how to make spooky black bats, a guide on Halloween events for (you guessed it) kids in Brisbane, and hosted the very fun and very cute First Annual Brisbane Kids Halloween Costume Competition

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Rachel from Sesame Ellis shared her very personal and heartfelt story of what Halloween means to her here

and Chloe of Chloe Ting created a purrr-fect makeup tutorial which you can watch below or check out here

 

The Nuffnang AU team had a bit of fun this year as well, dressing up to attend the Social Diary’s annual Halloween party. Check out the staff all costumed here – do we scare you?

 

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Lastly, Nuffnang also teamed up with Spotlight this Halloween to commemorate the holiday and have fun with creepy crafts to ramp up the eerie vibes. You can check out those posts here:

Spooktacular Decorating for Halloween by Calm to Conniption

5 Top Tips for a Happy Halloween by Alphabet Street

Halloween in Australia by Kidz Activities

 

What was your favourite Halloween moment?

Who did you dress up as this year?

Happy (belated) Halloween from the team here at Nuffnang AU!

Adriana Barro
Nuffnang Community Team

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