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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

    Hillary

    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!

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    Marci posey

    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!

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    Brooke J

    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

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    Katherine Webb

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

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    Megan Acosta

    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!

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    Bobbie Hauge

    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.

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    Kelly Kimble

    Such cute outfits at amazing prices

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    Colleen

    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.

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    Caitlin S

    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!

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    Rachel Janusz

    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 :) :)

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    Jennifer L

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

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    Erin

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

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    Katie Meyers

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

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    Jenna Marsh

    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.

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    KayAnn DeBuhr

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

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    LIS OCON

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

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    Allisa McCloskey

    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.

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    Ashley Wright

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

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    Annisa

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

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    Miranda Galvin

    Love the Jitter Juice idea for back to school nerves!

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    Melinda Gunter

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

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    Shelli Brian

    I love the new boots and great fall outfits

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    Tara Dees

    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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    Alyssa Mae Arroyo

    I would love to see more baby stuff!

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    Kala Blevins

    I love reading the monthly blogs!! I am so excited to see the fall blogs! I would love to see some ideas on Halloween snacks and costumes!

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    Brittany lanicek

    I would like some boys shirts and pants! Dinosaur stuff would be neat and frilly dresses

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    Kenetrice Nichole J

    I would love to see more lunch or snack ideas, cute craft ideas, and another blog on cute hairstyles for school. :)

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    Nicole Medeiros

    Id love to see more hairstyles for back to school!!! As we love the ones posted in the past 😉

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    Sasha

    Such cute ideas ! Can’t wait to read the Halloween one.

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    Melissa Vitale

    I’d Love to see favorite Halloween ideas. Or your favorite family tradition during fall! I’m all about family fun. Our tradition every year is pumpkin painting night. One thing I’d love to see on the site is plain legging/pant options for just the shirts or dresses that aren’t sets!!!

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    Salina

    I love these ideas! I have 2 going to school this year. My oldest is going into 1st and my youngest into preschool. I got them both books talking about their first days and am excited to read it with them. I’d love to see more hairstyles, easy and quick hairstyles!

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    Destinee Robbins

    I loved this post! My daughter wants me to pack her lunches this year! I’d love a post on hairstyles!

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    Kaisha McManis

    So cute! Would love a blog about school hairstyles! Bonus if they could carry to dance class after school too!

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    Amber Turner

    I love the ideas, my son is also a picky eater. I know I’ll start out the year strong but after that, it will be simple lunches. Lol. Halloween decoration ideas would be nice to read about.

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    Gen Southard

    I would love to see cute hair styles on the blog. All of your food ideas are adorable!

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    Leslie Beaver

    I would love to see more toddler friendly lunch ideas :)

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    Tiffany

    Love our Fall hair bows we just received!

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    Haley Worrell

    First let me say thank you so much for the cute lunch ideas. My baby girl starts Kindergarten this year and she is a picky eater as well, I’m hoping I can get her to try new things now. I would love to see more blogs like that one.

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    Jessica

    I love these back to school ideas. The jitter juice is great!

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    Brittany Trejo

    love seeing these snacks and crafts

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    Samantha Jaramillo

    I would love to see some school lunch ideas and fall/Halloween & Christmas crafts.

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    Kuulei Kaiawe

    I would love to see more craft ideas. Hair tutorials. More food ideas. Love love this blog.

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    Emily Floyd

    Great Blog, I would love to see some on so fall arts and crafts and maybe , some kids halloween party foods .

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    Lauren Lairs

    I’d like to see some easy craft ideas to do with the kids this fall

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    Brenda Amparan

    Thanks for the lunch ideas! I am excited to see the hair tutorials :) Would love to see more of those throughout the year.

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    Melinda Grossl

    I have loved looking through all the fall clothes that have been added. I just ordered 8 or 9 pieces and saw several more i know my daughters would love to have! I would like to see more of a shoe selection to choose from other than the boots. Also, love reading the blog! Very cute ideas. Keep up the great work!

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    Somer medley

    The girls clothes are so cute and there are such good ideas!! Thank you for you thoughts!!!

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    Jennifer Ivins

    I love reading all your content ❤️ I would absolutely love to see more siblings 💜 I have 3 girls that I love to dress up!

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    Paige Wats

    Hey! I love your blog posts, always super cute ideas! Personally, I’d love to see more sibling outfits! Like, matching but not exactly the same. I have two girls which are two years apart so they love matching but I love when things are coordinated and not just two of the same. Thanks for being awesome!

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    Megan Corya

    Loving the blog! The girls are so cute! With three boys and only one girl I justify buying her everything I want by just that 🤣 I would be in serious trouble if I had more than one girl. Hair tutorials sound awesome!! Fall decor blog would be great in weeks to come!! 🎃🍂🥧

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