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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

    Tiffany Crowder

    I would love to see more lunch ideas! With my little starting Kindergarten, I want to be able to make her fun and easy lunches!

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    Cary Martinez

    More Accessories please. My little diva is not complete without them.

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    Aleah Coveu

    I would love to see TONS of mommy and me!

    Fall, Halloween and Christmas!

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    Kayla Craddock

    I’d love to see more baby items! My older girls love matching with their baby sister! Also more boy/girl matching sets! We also have a little boy who loves matching his sisters as well!

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    Samantha Sullivan

    (I forgot to put my last night on my first comment )I would love to see more boy stuff , would also love to see some playroom and bedroom ideas

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    Victoria

    I would love to see some creative ideas for fall with all the apples we pick at the orchard! Also, my kids love to cook, so some general simple ( but also fun and cute ) cooking ideas that they can make themselves!
    Quick and healthy weekday dinners for school nights! I’m sure I’m not the only momma running from school pick up to several activities, and some new quick ideas are always welcome to switch things up!
    Mixing and matching with the outfits, either to coordinate siblings (not matchy matchy), or just different looks you can make with one piece.

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    Samantha

    I would love to see more boy stuff , would also love to see some playroom and bedroom ideas

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    Ashley Lorenz-Neuharth

    I would love to see more lunch ideas. My daughter has a huge appetite this wouldn’t hardly even be a snack for her. Also would love to see some ideas for mix matching for family pictures. I don’t want to match completely but love to be similar.

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    Krystal Green

    Love the cute snack ideas! My little one is in preschool so we don’t pack snacks yet but I will keep these in mind when I make snacks at home! I would love to see cute art projects to do with children and I love seeing the cute clothes on the kids. I would also love to see more blogs on closet storage ideas! Love Sparkle in Pink! I wish I could buy every outfit!

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    Linda Klingbeil

    My 4 yr. old grand daughter is starting Pre-K and only likes to eat pizza, chicken nuggets, and Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, ideas on how to get her to branch out? Otherwise it will be a long school year being the only time she will get pizza is at school and that is only once or twice a month! Thanks!

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    Hannah Thomas

    Love this idea!! Would love to see some hair tutorials!!

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    Kasie Compian

    Love love love this idea of fun with school food I always get intimidated for school lunch heck even daycare lunch felt intimidating since I have a very picky eater too. Can’t wait for the hair tutorials! SIP BLOG is probably the only blog that really relates to my household currently 😅

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    Shelby Kartchner

    You asked what the next blog should be…. maybe you could do a blog on how to mix and match outfits for family Fall pictures. We always do our family pictures in the fall and use them to send out for Christmas cards. Would love to see how you guys would put outfits together for boys and girls and even moms!

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    Jennifer Mota

    Love sparkle in pink don’t know what im going to do when my little one out grows these outfits!!!!!!! Please carry bigger sizes!!!!!!!

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    Shelby Kartchner

    I live the fist day jitters book! And I love that juice idea….. Would be great to drink some before heading out the door to school!!

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    Jackie Collins

    Love this!!! Wish there were bigger sizes for my husky girl. I love these clothes for my other daughter ❤

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    Brianna Salyer

    Would love to see more fall dresses and accessories. Also would love to see dinner ideas for picky kids!

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    Renatta Gilreath

    I would like to see Halloween craft ideas or treats for kids.

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    Breanna Cox

    I would love to see more mommy and me sets😍

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    Elesha Simm

    I would love to see some fun easy crafts for play date at home activities.

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    Crystal Wils

    I really enjoyed this month’s blog, especially the section on the creative lunch ideas! My daughter isn’t in school yet but is a picky eater at home. I’m having the hardest time making her try things and not eat the same thing over and over. I would love more tips for mom’s who have picky kids. Kids that are picky about food, books, how I do her hair, etc.

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    Isamary Diaz

    I would love more outfit with shiny bows 🎀

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    Michelle

    Halloween costumes! And less flowered!

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    Hannah

    I would love to see organization ideas for kids to make mornings easier for back to school.

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    Amber Lance

    I’d love to see more shoes and sizing help! Love SIP😊

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    Megan Willams

    I would love to see cute Halloween costume and party ideas.

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