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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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  • Jessie Cozzens

    Stacie Strebeck

    I just love the jitter juice idea!

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    Chelsea

    Fun ideas! Thanks!

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    Brooke Cordova

    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!!!!!! ❤

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    Jan Hogg

    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!

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    Sandra Deat

    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!!

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    Faith May

    Love the jitter juice!!

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    Kaylee Valentin

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

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    Jennifer Sullivan

    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.

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    Christina Below

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

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    Tiffany St. Louis

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

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    Kimberly Mitchner

    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.

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    Brittany Settle

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

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    Shauna Burt

    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 !!

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    Becca

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

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    Ashlee Taylor

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

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    Tiffany Lenegar

    I love the outfits & the jitter juice idea!

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    Kelly Griffith

    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 😢

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    Victoria Shed

    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.

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    Sarah jenkins

    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 🥰

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    Heather Keller

    How to balance activities and school!

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    Priscilla Rhine

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

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    Ashley

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

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    DESTINY ACUFF

    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!

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    Michelle Saunders

    Lunch Prep ideas please!

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    Michelle Saunders

    Lunch prep ideas please!

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    Kelli Massengill

    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!

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    Aleshia Chapman

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

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    M

    Loved this blog. So much helpful ideas for lunches

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    Laura

    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!

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    Laura

    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!

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    Ashley Allega

    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!

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    Cieira Metts

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

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    Rachel miracle

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

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    Sabrina Bolen

    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!

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    Stephanie Fifield

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

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    Heather wright

    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.

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    Kelly Glenn

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

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    Katelyn Ethel

    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

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    Kristy T.

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

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    ASHLEA SANDOVAL

    Would love to see more fun and easy lunch ideas

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    Mindy Rivera

    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.

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    Tammy Reid

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

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    Taylor

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

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    Christine Zarebski

    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.

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    Caitlin Leigh

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

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    Jessica Watts

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

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    Victoria Shed

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

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    rebecca

    super cute ideas

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    Bria Carraway

    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.

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    Sable Gardner

    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.

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    The jitter juice is an awesome idea! I do several themed and shaped lunches for my daughter, a Fb page to check out would be something about bento kids or Pinterest some themed bento lunch ideas if you are interested in ideas also!

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    great idea!!