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August 02, 2019 253 Comments

Hello friends! I can't believe school is almost here!! I love summer and here in Utah it's been in the hundreds, so hot! I am looking forward to fall and hoping it lasts for a while!

When I was brainstorming ideas for this blog, I kept thinking how I will now have two kids in school all day long. Bittersweet that's for sure. My second is starting first grade and she is my little shadow. She is really nervous to start school and be away from me all day. So I'm really trying to help get her excited and do some fun things to make this transition easier for her. And also, make it fun for my oldest!

I found the cutest idea revolving around the book First Day Jitters, and you make "Jitter Juice" along with it. I LOVED this idea! I found the book at Target. Here is the link from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/First-Jitters-Hartwells-Classroom-Adventures-ebook/dp/B0776JQFJS/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=first+day+jitters&qid=1564545996&s=gateway&sr=8-1

I just bought our favorite juice, ripped off the label, and made my own. Then used some whipped cream and sprinkles on top because, sprinkles make everything better.💜  This was a hit for my girls, and the book is so cute! I highly recommend this one. 

The other thing I thought would be fun was to come up with fun ideas for lunches. My oldest, Jordyn, is the pickiest eater on the planet! If it wasn't a PB&J, it was noodles with Parmesan cheese or a bagel and cream cheese for her lunch and some sides. I am determined to change that this year. So I thought of fun ways to make eating fun and HOPEFULLY she will be more excited to mix it up a bit!🤞

It was actually really fun to get creative and make little animals and such. Here are a few ideas of what I did so hopefully it can give you some creativity flowing!

I love, love, love all things Wilton. I found these adorable cookie cutters at Michael's and they were really inexpensive, especially with the 40% off coupon linked here:https://www.michaels.com/coupons And I just toss them in the dishwasher when I'm done. For the eyes, I just used candy eyeballs. You can find them in the cake decorating sections at most grocery stores or craft stores. And basically, I just bought what fruit and veggies my kids will eat and let my inner artist come out! Haha.. Pita bread, turkey pepperoni, sliced deli turkey, cream cheese, peanut butter, etc. 

Also, my girls' school doesn't require too many supplies so I just grabbed a few inexpensive things from Target. I love their cute colors and my girls are obsessed with all things unicorns and rainbows (shocking!) Just a few supplies to give them and hopefully they'll be excited to use their new things and put them in their backpacks! 

The adorable large signs you see are just an inexpensive pack from Michael's. I walked by them and loved what they said so I have put them in my house just for some words of encouragement before school starts. Simple, but very meaningful reminders that I think are important. 🙂

And can we talk about my girls ADORABLE outfits!? Even the little twinners are rockin' some of our Best Friends Hoodies while snackin' on some school food! 👯‍♀️ They're both wearing a 2T, which is right on the money and true to size for them. Here is the link: https://sparkleinpink.com/products/best-friends-pink-ombre-hoodie?variant=28949407891530

Jordyn is wearing our White Floral Dress. The material on this one feels like butter and the colors are to die for! She is wearing a 3XL, running true to size for her as well. Here's the link for this one:https://sparkleinpink.com/collections/dresses/products/white-floral-dress

Little Miss Tennley is in one of our faves! Our Burgundy Leopard Hoodie which is also a Mommy & Me set! 🙌 These have been some of our top sellers. So soft and cute and perfect for fall! She is wearing an XL. True to size. Here's the link: https://sparkleinpink.com/products/mom-me-burgundy-leopard-hoodie

Writing this blog has gotten me excited for school myself! I love seeing my kids thrive and coming home to tell me about their day. I hope you all enjoy the rest of your summer and that the new school year is one of the best for your families. Please stay tuned for the next HAIR TUTORIAL blog coming in the next week or two! We have had tons of you ask for some pointers and how-to's for some of our model's hairdo's and wanting some more ideas. So be sure to keep an eye out for that one. 

Love, 

Jessie, Blogger for SIP 

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100 Responses

Julie
Julie

September 22, 2019

I love the jitter juice idea!!! My kids will love the cute little lunch ideas!

Martha Janett Zavala
Martha Janett Zavala

September 21, 2019

I enjoyed reading this blog

Kayley
Kayley

September 21, 2019

I love this post and I’m going to try the cute lunch ideas

Melissa Hinojos
Melissa Hinojos

September 20, 2019

Love all the ideas

Erin
Erin

September 20, 2019

More back to school posts plz!

Megan Myers
Megan Myers

September 19, 2019

Such cute ideas. Love it

Alithabel Hudson
Alithabel Hudson

September 18, 2019

Very cute ideas. Looking forward for Halloween ideas!

Elisabeth
Elisabeth

September 18, 2019

I love all these ideas especially the juice, so cute!

Caity Woodworth
Caity Woodworth

September 15, 2019

This is such a good post. I would love to see more hairstyle, meal ideas and crafts!

Lauralee stone
Lauralee stone

September 13, 2019

So fun! I’d to see more family posts and more matching/coordinating clothes for family pictures.
Maybe more dad options?

Lauralee stone
Lauralee stone

September 13, 2019

So fun! I’d to see more family posts and more matching/coordinating clothes for family pictures.
Maybe more dad options?

April
April

September 12, 2019

Lovvvvve these ideas!!! Especially the Jitter juice🥤 And of course love all pieces purchased from Sparkle In Pink!!!

Barb Sutter
Barb Sutter

September 12, 2019

Love the creative lunch ideas! May have to try some of them.

Maria Naranjo
Maria Naranjo

September 12, 2019

Love reading this blog, So helpful! Love to see more lunch ideas and cute hairstyles :)

Christine Walker
Christine Walker

September 12, 2019

The food ideas are super cute we pack our lunches every day so finding new things to pack is always wonderful. I love the idea of a school sign but my hand writing is atrocious and I would probably forget where I put it the day of. Lol

Destiny
Destiny

September 11, 2019

I LOVE your lunch ideas I really need to step up my game!! Love the cookie cutter ideas! Thanks!!

Heather underwood
Heather underwood

September 11, 2019

I just started reading. I would love some healthy school lunch ideas

Samantha Cook
Samantha Cook

September 08, 2019

First thank you!
And also; I’d love to see maybe a makeup tutorial for busy moms or hairdo tips for little girls, especially curly hair girls!
Also, I’m new to the site, but oh man I love all these clothes already! They all look so cute!

Stacy Lofty
Stacy Lofty

September 08, 2019

These Blogs make being a mom a little bit easier!! I truly enjoy the lunch ideas! I’d love to see more snack/lunch ideas with holiday themes. Also Hair tutorials. Maybe even some quick meal ideas for school nights!

Melinda R
Melinda R

September 08, 2019

Love this

Becca
Becca

September 07, 2019

I love this idea to calm the nerves!

Brianna
Brianna

September 06, 2019

I love this idea. My boys have already started school, but my little girl starts next week. This would be a great idea for her!

Heather Brown
Heather Brown

September 06, 2019

I love the cut outs!! I need the unicorn one! My daughter would love it! I need to go find that! I would also love cute easy hair styles!

Rachelle Hughes
Rachelle Hughes

September 05, 2019

Hi! We are new to SIP! Super excited to get our first order. Love the blog with lunch ideas! We just started kindergarten and I would love to see a blog with some quick, easy super cute hair styles!

Krissa Redman
Krissa Redman

September 04, 2019

Super cute ideas!!!

Darlene woodruff
Darlene woodruff

September 04, 2019

I’d love to see more meal prep ideas or just easy meals to make for a busy mama 💕

Caprice
Caprice

September 02, 2019

Those lunches were soooo cute! I bet my 3 year old would love those. She loves helping me cook.

Stacie Strebeck
Stacie Strebeck

September 02, 2019

I just love the jitter juice idea!

Chelsea
Chelsea

September 02, 2019

Fun ideas! Thanks!

Brooke Cordova
Brooke Cordova

September 02, 2019

Love LOVE Sparkle in Pink! Really enjoy all of your blog posts and the different ideas! :) Maybe more ideas for matching outfits! I have a 2 year old and 7 year old but they enjoy matching! Also super excited for different hair ideas! Thanks for all you do!!!!!! ❤

Jan Hogg
Jan Hogg

September 01, 2019

I love these ideas! The Jitter juice is cute. I have the pickiest grandkids when it comes to eating because 4 of them are autistic. These are the cutest ideas I’ve seen to try to get them to try new foods!

Sandra Deaton
Sandra Deaton

September 01, 2019

Love SIP!!! I loved the cute lunch ideas from this blog ❤️ I’d like to see some blogs about cute girl hair styles for the school year and vacation ideas (for fall/spring break) for mommas on a budget. On the site, I’d love to see you guys get some dance/gymnastics leos!!

Faith May
Faith May

September 01, 2019

Love the jitter juice!!

Kaylee Valentin
Kaylee Valentin

September 01, 2019

I loved reading this blog. Those are some cool ideas for school. They’re really good.

Jennifer Sullivan
Jennifer Sullivan

August 31, 2019

First I must say how much I loved reading blog and thank you for sharing the fun snack/lunch ideas. Those definitely come in handy. I think SIP ya’ll already do an outstanding job of the wonderful variety on clothing that you carry and new arrivals daily are amazing. I love being able to check your site daily knowing that new will be available. However, I would love to see more accessories. My daughter is 5 and she is starting to get into more matching accessories from the bracelet, necklace, socks and headband or bow and sometimes a purse and maybe a few hat options. Nothing fancy, just simple every day colors and can easily blend with other things. I’d also love to see a leather jacket.One last thing that we wear alot during the cold months are tights, we love sweater tights and unique prints. We love pairing these with a cute skirt, booties and sweater for the day.

Christina Below
Christina Below

August 31, 2019

Love the jitter juice idea!!! Would love to see more boys clothes too!

Tiffany St. Louis
Tiffany St. Louis

August 31, 2019

LOVE the back to school clothes!! I can’t wait to make my first order!

Kimberly Mitchner
Kimberly Mitchner

August 31, 2019

I live the little animals that you made and your signs. I try to make different foods for my son and daughter. They have became the most pickiest kids ever. Thanks for the awesome ideas.

Brittany Settle
Brittany Settle

August 30, 2019

Just love all yalls clothes !!! And the ideas for school are great … especially the apple caterpillar!!!

Shauna Burton
Shauna Burton

August 30, 2019

I absolutely love the apple Caterpillar, and watermelon lady bug ideas for lunches.. and I’d more than LOVE to see more of the ruffle dresses, especially like the design(I believe it’s called the) Cassidy ruffel dress.. it has a few layers of ruffles at the bottom.. and its gorgeous.. I’m new to this site, but also a new mother of my very own daughter, whom is only 3 months old, and I cannot wait until she can actually fit more of the clothing you make/design.. because I’m more than in love with it all !!

Becca
Becca

August 30, 2019

Love the juice idea!! Girls look adorable as always.

Ashlee Taylor
Ashlee Taylor

August 30, 2019

LOVE the girls hair in this post! Super fun and cute way to go with the dresses!

Tiffany Lenegar
Tiffany Lenegar

August 29, 2019

I love the outfits & the jitter juice idea!

Kelly Griffith
Kelly Griffith

August 29, 2019

Love the jitter juice! Will have to use this on my daughter, who get “jitters” over anything new! I would like to read a blog about how to deal with “mean girls”. My 7 y.o. had her first encounter with a girl who was her friend, then all of a sudden started being mean to her when a new student (who is this girls step-sister) came to their class. My daughter has such a soft heart. I picked her up from school and she immediately started crying, saying she has never had such a bad day in her life. It broke my heart, but unfortunately I know this is just the beginning 😢

Victoria Shed
Victoria Shed

August 29, 2019

Clothing wise would love to see more boys clothes and matching family clothes like the football pajamas they had for both boys and girls last year :) would love to see some sweater dresses and cardigans along with scarf outfits :) maybe a fun blog posts my be a sparkle in bedroom like fun bedroom ideas bow holders decorations organization etc.

Sarah jenkins
Sarah jenkins

August 28, 2019

I would love to see more fall clothes but with short sleeves. It stays hot 99% of the year here where I live so we miss out on a lot of cute fall and winter clothes considering it’s too hot for long sleeves 🥰

Heather Keller
Heather Keller

August 28, 2019

How to balance activities and school!

Priscilla Rhine
Priscilla Rhine

August 28, 2019

LUNCH!!! My picky eater makes it hard after a month. I would love all ideas!

Ashley
Ashley

August 28, 2019

Love this blog! Awesome lunch tips! I would love to see more shoes and jeans. 🤗

DESTINY ACUFF
DESTINY ACUFF

August 28, 2019

I love the lunch prep! My kid actually enjoys school lunch so I like being creative and coming up with fun ideas for an after school snack! Would love to see more of that kind of thing!

Michelle Saunders
Michelle Saunders

August 28, 2019

Lunch Prep ideas please!

Michelle Saunders
Michelle Saunders

August 28, 2019

Lunch prep ideas please!

Kelli Massengill
Kelli Massengill

August 28, 2019

I love love the lunches you created! So cute and I think my daugther would love a creative lunch :) I would love to see more boy clothes to match some of the girl outfits. I have a 3 and 5 year old that I try to match once in a while. Would love to see hair tutorials for quick and easy cute hair! We love SIP!

Aleshia Chapman
Aleshia Chapman

August 28, 2019

Love this blog! Awesome lunch tips! And we used jitter glitter under my daughters pillow the night before school started❤️

Monica Buell
Monica Buell

August 28, 2019

Loved this blog. So much helpful ideas for lunches

Laura
Laura

August 28, 2019

Loved the lunch ideas. I’m loving the Mommy and Me sets and fall top collection. Would love to see some bottoms like jeggings or solid ruffle bottoms to match the tops. <3 Loving the details of the new Reward Program too!

Laura
Laura

August 28, 2019

Loved the lunch ideas. I’m loving the Mommy and Me sets and fall top collection. Would love to see some bottoms like jeggings or solid ruffle bottoms to match the tops. <3 Loving the details of the new Reward Program too!

Ashley Allega
Ashley Allega

August 28, 2019

My daughter’s class did jitter juice on the first day of school and anytime someone would ask her how school was going she would say, “We made Jitter Juice on our first day!” That’s the things that stick with kids! They love it!

Cieira Metts
Cieira Metts

August 28, 2019

Would love to see more fall/christmas outfits! My daughter just loves your boutique!

Rachel miracle
Rachel miracle

August 28, 2019

Hi would love to see a blog on fun fall activities and recipes for the family!!!

Sabrina Bolen
Sabrina Bolen

August 28, 2019

I absolutely love this site! The deals, the clothes and the cute ideas. My daughter gets to feel like a princess and I get to be the super mom! I’d love to see more adorable healthy lunch ideas suitable for pre-k kids!

Stephanie Fifield
Stephanie Fifield

August 28, 2019

So cute – so excited for the hair tutorial!!!

Heather wright
Heather wright

August 27, 2019

Hi! This is my first time on here! Me and my daughter love this store. So many cute clothes! Will be looking at this more offen. :) I would love to see more hair Tutorials.

Kelly Glenn
Kelly Glenn

August 27, 2019

These are the cutest ideas!! Can’t wait to try them.

Katelyn Ethel
Katelyn Ethel

August 27, 2019

I love your blogs! The lunch ideas and the jitter juice is so cute! My daughter started kindergarten this year so that was nice to read. I would love to see more holiday crafts for kids and hairstyles :) thanks

Kristy T.
Kristy T.

August 27, 2019

Love love love the jitter juice idea! So much fun heading back to school my son would love this!

ASHLEA SANDOVAL
ASHLEA SANDOVAL

August 26, 2019

Would love to see more fun and easy lunch ideas

Mindy Rivera
Mindy Rivera

August 26, 2019

I love the cute ideas with the food. My only worry would be as they carry their lunch bag around would all the cute things just come apart. I also love the jitter juice idea. I have not heard of this book but I will definitely be looking into it. Would love to see some upcoming blogs about inexpensive things to do for the upcoming holiday season. Things that maybe don’t take up too much time or money. As a working mom it’s hard to always fit fun activities into our busy schedule. Thanks for the awesome blog. Looking forward to the next one.

Tammy Reid
Tammy Reid

August 24, 2019

I love the Jitter juice and the cute lunch ideas!! I wish I could get my picky eater to eat more fruits and veggies. :)

Taylor
Taylor

August 24, 2019

Love the story first day jitters! Jitter juice is such a cute idea! ❤️❤️❤️

Christine Zarebski
Christine Zarebski

August 24, 2019

I love reading your blogs. I love everything SIP so does my girls. I wish to see ideas on downtime from school. Maybe dad, grandma or grandpa friendly ideas. Something simple yet fun.

Caitlin Leigh
Caitlin Leigh

August 23, 2019

Cute lunch ideas! I’d love to see more seasonal posts!

Jessica Watts
Jessica Watts

August 23, 2019

I would love to see some Brother and Sister items. My kids love to dress similar to each other.

Victoria Shed
Victoria Shed

August 22, 2019

I would love to see more boys outfits and geometric or Aztec girls styles :)

rebecca
rebecca

August 22, 2019

super cute ideas

Bria Carraway
Bria Carraway

August 21, 2019

Love the lunch ideas, as I have a very picky eater! Also love the jitter juice…we read First Day Jitters as well and my daughter loved it.

Sable Gardner
Sable Gardner

August 21, 2019

I would ideas for keeping littles busy inside on super hot days like we’ve been having and once the weather cools down (🤞 soon!).
Also, I’m a new GIRL mom and NOT on point with hairdos for little girls.

Hillary
Hillary

August 21, 2019

Hi! I would love to see a blog regarding indoor activities for little ones with items you most likely already have in your home. I would also love to see boy/girl sibling sets in clothing. Thanks!

Marci posey
Marci posey

August 21, 2019

I would love to see some boots for fall! I order from here all of the time love the quality for such a good price!

Brooke Jones
Brooke Jones

August 20, 2019

I would love to see more cute tops for my 7 year old in bigger sizes! She wears an 8/10 depending on how it’s made! My little 5 year old still fits the cute Boutique outfits

Katherine Webb
Katherine Webb

August 20, 2019

I love the lunch and snacks! I would live to see more crafts to do with the children

Megan Acosta
Megan Acosta

August 20, 2019

We love your clothes! Enjoy reading the blog everytime because it is filled with the cutest ideas. Cannot wait to try out the jitter juice. We are starting Kindergarten!

Bobbie Hauge
Bobbie Hauge

August 20, 2019

Hey! The love this blog! How do you keep cute lunches from coming apart and just being a mess though?? Some new ideas might be some Mommy & Me activities, how to turn your summer looks into fall pieces, and maybe some hairstyles.

Kelly Kimble
Kelly Kimble

August 19, 2019

Such cute outfits at amazing prices

Colleen
Colleen

August 19, 2019

I love your adults clothes. So comfy and love the different print combinations. Would love to see more available and also there’s so many shirts I love but not a fan of the tie knots.

Caitlin S
Caitlin S

August 19, 2019

Love this! Such great ideas I can’t wait for fall to get here for all the fun things that come with It lunches dinner and snacks are always better in the fall!

Rachel Janusz
Rachel Janusz

August 19, 2019

Meal ideas for our 4 year old girls have been repetitive and hard. Keep the ideas coming. I also love the seasonal posts. They’re very happy and uplifting. Thank you :) :)

Jennifer L
Jennifer L

August 19, 2019

Just love seeing cute ideas that go along with the holidays and season every month!

Erin
Erin

August 19, 2019

I love the cheese and cracker mice. How do you keep them from coming apart in the lunch boxes?

Katie Meyers
Katie Meyers

August 16, 2019

Jitter Juice is a great idea. I plan to use this this year for my 1st grader who is nervous about homework!

Jenna Marsh
Jenna Marsh

August 15, 2019

For the blogs, I would like to see more creative and fun things to do as a family and more recipes, especially based on holidays/events. I would also love to see more bottoms/jeans on the site.

KayAnn DeBuhr
KayAnn DeBuhr

August 15, 2019

I absolutely love the jitter juice idea. My youngest daughter is starting preschool and she definitely nervous so going to try this

LIS OCON
LIS OCON

August 15, 2019

I LOVE ALL THE IDEAS! LOVE TO SEE MORE MOMMY AND ME AND RECIPES YUMM

Allisa McCloskey
Allisa McCloskey

August 14, 2019

Thanks for the cool lunch ideas. My oldest is heading off to kindergarten next week. Some fun lunches could help make the transition easier for us! I would love to see more infant clothes.. like baby hoodie outfits! Also brother sister matching outfits.

Ashley Wright
Ashley Wright

August 14, 2019

That sign in the background “be a bestie, not a bully” is everything!!! Love all the blogs! 💕

Annisa
Annisa

August 13, 2019

Thank you so much for the sweet advice. I enjoyed your blog. It also Got me a little fired up for back to school.

Miranda Galvin
Miranda Galvin

August 13, 2019

Love the Jitter Juice idea for back to school nerves!

Melinda Gunter
Melinda Gunter

August 13, 2019

I love these! I’m excited about the hair styles blog coming up!

Shelli Brian
Shelli Brian

August 13, 2019

I love the new boots and great fall outfits

Tara Dees
Tara Dees

August 12, 2019

I absolutely loved reading this! I am going to have to try the jitter juice out with my daughter who is headed in to preschool! I’d love to see more toddler lunches my daughter is definitely a picky eater!

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