Back to School!📚✏️🖍

Jessie Cozzens| 30 Jul, 2019

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 to also make it fun for my oldest!

First Day Of School Activities

"Jitter Juice"

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

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. 

Animal Fruit Snacks

Lunches are always difficult to get my head around. 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 ideas!

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. 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. I just bought what fruit and veggies my kids will eat and let my inner artist come out!

Pita bread, turkey pepperoni, sliced deli turkey, cream cheese, peanut butter, it's all good!

School Supplies

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! 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. 🙂

Kids Clothes for School


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. They're out of stock right now, but check out these other great hoodies!

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. Check out the Sparkle In Pink dress collection for more dress options.

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.

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. 


Jessie, Blogger for SIP 



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  • Jessie Cozzens


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

  • Jessie Cozzens

    Barb Sutter

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

  • Jessie Cozzens

    Maria Naranjo

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

  • Jessie Cozzens

    Christine Walker

    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

  • Jessie Cozzens


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

  • Jessie Cozzens

    Heather underwood

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

  • Jessie Cozzens

    Samantha Cook

    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!

  • Jessie Cozzens

    Stacy Lofty

    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!

  • Jessie Cozzens

    Melinda R

    Love this

  • Jessie Cozzens


    I love this idea to calm the nerves!

  • Jessie Cozzens


    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!

  • Jessie Cozzens

    Heather Brown

    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!

  • Jessie Cozzens

    Rachelle Hughes

    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!

  • Jessie Cozzens

    Krissa Redman

    Super cute ideas!!!

  • Jessie Cozzens

    Darlene woodruff

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

  • Jessie Cozzens


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

  • Jessie Cozzens

    Stacie Strebeck

    I just love the jitter juice idea!

  • Jessie Cozzens


    Fun ideas! Thanks!

  • Jessie Cozzens

    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!!!!!! ❤

  • Jessie Cozzens

    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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