Salad in a Jar – Mason Jar Salads Tips and Recipes

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Mason jar salads

Tasty and Easy to  make, plus they make for a stylish way to impress your guests.

Storing the salad in glass (mason) jar keeps it fresh for 5-7 days.

A big tick from me is prepping your meal ahead of time.

You can use any ingredients you like, just follow the special technique to the salad assembly to keep all the contents fresh – The vegetables and protein need to be layered in a particular way so it doesn’t go soggy.

Layer 1 – Dressing – 1-2 tablespoons.
Layer 2 – Hard vegetables – carrot, capsicum, red onion, cucumber
Layer 3 – Pasta or rice or quinoa
Layer 4 – Soft vegetables – avocado, tomato
Layer 5 – Protein – chicken, egg and cheese
Layer 6 – Salad greens – lettuce or baby spinach

Making these salads is really easy. Just complete any cooking or chopping tasks and let every thing cool before assembly.

 

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These are the Steps and ingredients that went into the ones pictured but be creative and mix it up with what you  like.

  • Poached or shred BBQ chicken
  • Cook pasta, following packet directions
  • Cook rice, following packet directions
  • Cook quinoa, following packet directions
  • Boil eggs
  • Wash vegetables
  • Chop vegetables and dry
Ingredients
  • 1-2 tablespoons of you favourite store or homemade dressing
  • Cucumber, cubed
  • Carrot, grated
  • Capsicum, diced
  • red onion, finely sliced
  • Corn kernels
  • Cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • Pasta or rice or quinoa
  •  bbq Chicken
  • Egg, boiled
  • grated cheese
  • Lettuce, finely sliced

 

  • Place all ingredients in the order listed above into a clean mason jar
  • Seal tightly, refrigerate and use within 7 days.

 

Be sure to let us know what you think?

Enjoy Love Kerry and Piper xoxo

 

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Thoughts on the certified organic baby range, Divine Baby by The Divine Company

Like all mum’s and mum’s to be I only want the best possible health for my baby.

So I often find myself standing in the middle of a shop reading the back of baby shampoo, bath wash, food labels and more… Then find myself even more confused reading numbers to only find out that it’s filled with chemicals and other nasties, so when the offer came to try Divine Baby the amazing certified organic baby collection by The Divine Company, I was extremely excited and jumped at the chance.

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 The Divine baby pamper collection is a beautiful set of Certified Organic personal care items including:

– Calming Baby Bath Wash 250ml

– Calming Baby Shampoo  250ml

– Soothing Baby Moisturiser 200ml

– Soothing Baby Balm 50ml

– Baby Bliss Massage Oil 100ml

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So here’s what the marketing says:

The Divine Baby collection is 100% Australian made and owned, contains only premium quality certified organic, nutrient and antioxidant rich ingredients and is Vegan, gluten free and does not test on animals! Their collection is completely free from any nasties such as synthetic chemicals, endocrine disrupting, neuro and immune toxic ingredients.

All fantastic points!

But what I didn’t know was that unlike a lot of baby cosmetic companies on the market The Divine Baby collection is “Certified Organic” which means it uses the highest quality certified organic and natural ingredients to provide us with a beautiful, safe range of products we can use in our home every day and this makes a BIG difference!

There exists a common misconception in relation to the use of the word ‘Organic’ currently in Australia and mostly across the world there is little regulation surrounding the use of the word ‘Organic’ yet the mere use of the word implies “natural” “safe” “pure” and “pesticide and chemical-free.” Companies can, and do mislead customers, the everyday Organic products commonly found on the supermarket shelves are far from organic, natural, safe pure and pesticide and chemical-free.

Did you know that you can absorb MORE toxins from personal, skin and hair care products than from Food?

I don’t want to scare you too much but its defiantly worth reading and educating ourselves more about what we are using and feeding our bodies and families.

My personal opinion is that we have thoroughly enjoyed using each and every product, I have loved learning more about the ingredients used in the products and I’m very glad I found them, as I am no health expert but I am now more aware how important it is to know what effect something you are using can have on your body. I’m so happy to be able to use a product on Miss Piper that I don’t need to worry about, its one less thing us mum’s need to worry about.

If you would love the chance to try these gorgeous products for yourself make sure you are following us on our Instagram @pipersienna as we will be giving one lucky follower the chance to own a Divine Baby Pamper Pack of their very own.

This wonderful pack already comes gift wrapped and packaged so it is perfect for a baby shower,  present or just a little something for bub.

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If you have any questions about what we liked about the baby range or any questions regarding anything then please don’t hesitate to ask!

Divine Baby Available here http://www.thedivinecompany.com/shop/gift/divine-baby-pamper-collection/

Love Kerry and Miss Piper xoxo

 



Piper’s Christmas Gift Guide

Welcome to Piper’s Christmas Gift Guide for 2015… Enjoy

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Santa is on his way in just 74 more sleeps, which means now is the prime time to organise and buy all your Christmas presents and get wrapping so that you can sit back and enjoy the festive season in style.

Now for most Parents I know that can bring a lot of stress, What are you going to buy your little one? Are they going to like it? Will it be in stock? I bet so many questions just like these are flying around in your head as you read this right now!

That is where we come in. To help ease the stress of the festive season, Piper and I are going to show you what is on the very top of our wish list for Santa!

If you’re looking for some different and exciting gift ideas for babies and toddlers then this is perfect for you.

We are so excited to show you our wish list and can’t wait to hear what you think.

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Baby Grand Piano from Dear Friend Children’s boutique.  Available HERE

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 Great for little ones with a BIG imagination.

This is the most amazing toy as it provides hour of entertainment while also providing a creative outlet at the same time, plus makes a great room décor item as well, its a Musical instrument that consists of 30 playable keys which are chromatically tuned with a full two octave span. Small Hammers strike metal rods producing lovely chime-like notes (not an electronic toy). Solid and sturdy wood construction plus comes with sturdy stool/bench that’s perfect for little bottoms. This will make for a perfect present under the tree this year.

Wonderful high gloss finish. Available in black, white and pink

The Piano measures 49 cm high x 50 cm wide x 53 cm long

The bench measures 20 cm high x 28 cm wide x 18 cm long

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Christmas Fairy TuTu  from Mee + Mae. Available HERE

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Perfect for your little princess.

These tutus are lovingly made with a beautiful Satin Ribbon Trim. This is a staple item for every Princesses wardrobe!

100% Nylon Tulle with 100% Polyester Satin Ribbon Trim.

Handmade double layered tutu skirt with an elasticated waist and yards upon yards of super soft Tulle to make the ultimate fluffy tutu for your Princess! Wear for a special occasion such as a newborn photoshoot, cake smash/birthday party, or every day just because!

These tutus are available in a selection of festive colours.

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Upper Dhali Keepsake Doll Prints. Available HERE

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The perfect addition to any room décor.

These Whimsical Watercolour Art prints have been exclusively created from original images captured of Upper Dhali handcrafted dolls.

They can be purchased as a beautiful single print or as a collection to adorn any room, just stunning in a collection to add that touch of magic to a special place in your house that will always be treasured.

Printed on high quality digital print on 280gsm premium cardstock with a GLOSS finish, Size – A5

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Blooms Butterfly Doll  To order see instagram page: @blooms.butterflies.doll.studio

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Beautiful Dollies looking for new Princesses to love.

Any Princess will light up when she sees one of these lovely ladies under the Christmas Tree, Beautiful handmade Dolls Made in Australia with love, the attention to detail and high quality of these beautiful dollies has to be seen to be believed, these lovely ladies are looking for homes and doesn’t every Little girl deserves a special dolly to love.

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Leluci Night Light Available HERE

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Beautiful Remote Controlled Night Lights

The beautiful Woodlands Dream Light, is safe and subtle just perfect for any little persons room. It changes 12 colours, 4 brightness’s plus a sleep timer and remote. Kids just love them.

.12 stationary colour or colour changing options, four brightness levels, sleep timer and more makes this a perfect night light for your child’s bedroom.

 

12 gorgeous designs helps match with many themes.

Sleepy Owl
Rocket ship
Fairy
Construction
Unicorn
Woodlands – Bambi and rabbits
Noah’s Ark
Dinosaur
Giraffe
Koala
Dragon
Monkey

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Polly Panda SoftieHello Lucy  Available HERE

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Miss Poppy Panda Softie


At appox. 45cm tall this is the cutest lady you ever did see! Handmade with love in Australia, she has the sweetest hand painted face and spot dress. Hello Lucy has a beautiful collection of furry friends looking for homes, could you see a Miss Kitty, River Wolf or a Merkitty in your collection? We have two softies and I want more! (I mean Miss Piper wants more) The Perfect addition for boys and girls under your tree this year.

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Personalised Santa Sacks  Not in the shops . Available HERE

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A Very special keepsake to use again and again that is for the whole Family.

Christmas is a magic time of year – why not make it just that little bit more special with these gorgeous personalised santa sacks?  There are so many different ways to personalise the sacks – there is something for everyone. This year we have a special personalised sack for everyone in the family, even the dog and cat haven’t been left out!

They also make for a great gift for family and friends, a very special keepsake. Plus don’t for get the fury members of the family too!

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SixSister Beadworks Bracelet Available HERE

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Give a gift with meaning! She will LOVE it!

Sterling Silver Name Bracelet for babies or little girls. Soft cotton candy pink pearls accent smooth and sparkling silver beads. Delicate and sweet, this makes the perfect gift.

Girls Beaded name bracelet, the perfect gift for niece, granddaughter, goddaughter, flower girl gifts, christening, new baby girl, baby shower, dedication jewelry for infant, 1st birthday bracelet, daughter, birthday present the list just goes on!

The one we choose is a Personalized Pink & White Name Bracelet ‘Piper’
Intricate and elegant its sure to be treasured.

.925 Sterling Silver.
White Freshwater Pearls.
Pink Swarovski Pearls & Crystals.
Custom Colours Available.

Handmade with love, plus is arrives elaborately gift wrapped in a beautiful box tied with a satin ribbon, saving you another job of wrapping.
Sizes available are Newborn-3 months, 3-9 months, 9-18 months,18 months, 3yrs, 3 – 7 yrs, 7-10 yrs, 10-14 yrs

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Christmas Headbands Le Petit Bouton. Available HERE

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Christmas is Le Petit Bouton’s favourite time of the year! So this year they have captured some of that magic in the Christmas headwear collection. Launching in October the range includes buttery soft organic cottons in gold and silver metallic’s, striking reds and soft pinks and sage. The perfect prints for the many events over the festive season.. But not so Christmassy that they can’t be worn year round. We hope you love them as much as we do and we look forward to seeing your little Christmas Angels wearing their Le Petit Bouton headwear whilst they celebrate and create this year’s Christmas memories.

 Handmade with love from the softest beautiful imported organic fabric that has approx 25% stretch which is completely adjustable, by untying and knotting at the desired length it should easily fit from 4 week old to 5yo

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Cloths Rack/Play Tent from Spunkii Kidz  Available HERE

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Perfect piece for any kiddies play room, bedroom or reading nook.

My Kids just love tents! They sit in them to watch television, eat and play. Plus the bonus extra of this one is I get a cloths rack too!! Yeah two for one, something for baby and mummy.

These are handmade using pine & oak for the perfect natural finish they are available in a range of stunning fabrics plus the inside of the tent offers storage pockets on one side and is easy to remove & collapse for easy storage.

The frame can also be used on its own as a clothing frame for dress ups or a room accessory.

Sizing for measurements are as follows

Toddler 120cm tall X 90cm wide
Kidlet 120cm tall X 120cm wide
Tween 180cm tall X 120cm wide

Also available from Spunkii Kids (pictured) are these adorable wooden pastel blocks which are perfect for baby play or display and this stunning ‘Peace Maker’ Headdress WOW this is such an amazing piece to own.

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We hope you found some helpful ideas to get your shopping under way to a vey enjoyable Christmas with the ones you love, remember when you buy small and shop from the shops above you are supporting mummy bosses and the money is going directly to support mums with little ones like yourself  which makes your gift even more special, Thankyou for supporting this great community.

Please drop us a line and let us know what other ideas we can add to our list.

Happy Shopping!

Love Kerry and Miss Piper xoxo