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Hello SIP Family! We are finally having some Spring-like weather here in Utah and hoping it's here to stay! Hopefully it's warm where you are too.🌷 Speaking of Spring, it's almost Easter time and we are so excited! We loved hearing your feedback from our St. Patrick's Day blog. So for this one we decided to show you Easter basket inspo, for big kids and babies! Also, an adorable bunny nose craft with things you probably already have in your home. And does anyone else feel like Easter is such a busy holiday? I feel like my kids wake up, find eggs, then it's rushing to see grandparents. I wanted to share my favorite, easy banana muffins that are packed with protein and are great to make a day or two ahead so you don't have to worry about breakfast Easter morning. Plus, (because we can't help but share a little treat) my secret sugar cookie recipe that is fool proof and so quick. These will be a hit for your family and great for your kiddos to help decorate too! 

Let's get started with the baskets! I am always trying to find things for my kids that isn't just sugar central so really the only sugar items in the baskets are the Easter necessities in our family; Peeps, Cadbury Eggs, and some chocolates. Here are the items that I found for my older girls.

Bunny ears, of course, note pads and gel pens, flip flops, bunny ears, animal face masks, bubbles and our most favorite SIP swim suits. Seriously, these are TO DIE for and exclusively designed by us! Then, for some baby ideas I just did anything carrot I could find; Carrot puffs, baby food, jellie shoes, any snacks they're into, etc. And I found these adorable bunny letter tags so my girls will know exactly which basket is theirs. They were from Target.  All of the things pictured are from Target or the Dollar Store. Most of it was pretty inexpensive and you can easily get away with putting things in there that they need. Which is why I do swim suits and flip flops. They need it for summer coming up so it's an annual item. Some other ideas that would work are; sunglasses, chalk, outdoor toys, slime ingredients, kid gardening gloves and tools, beach balls, pool noodles, pool toys. (Most of these I can find at the Dollar Store).

I hope that helps get some ideas running for you! I always love to see other's ideas that I don't think of so hopefully you can find some fun stuff that is inexpensive!

Next up, these banana muffins are so darn easy! The reason.... Pancake mix!!!! I love that the dry ingredients are all in one. It makes them quick to make and I'm not making a mess. Plus I always have pancake mix on hand, and always bananas that are too ripe. Haha. My favorite brand to use is Kodiak mix. It has good ingredients and always has a good amount of protein, but feel free to use whatever mix you'd like. I try to add protein where I can for my kids because they're not the biggest meat eaters unless it comes in nugget form! Haha. Here's the recipe: 

2 Cups- Pancake Mix

1 Cup- Milk

1- Egg

1/2 Cup- Brown Sugar

1/4 Cup- Softened Butter

2- Large Ripe Bananas, Smashed

2 Tsp.- Cinnamon 

1 Tsp.- Vanilla

1/2 Cup- Chopped Walnuts (optional) 

Combine all ingredients, mix well. Bake at 350° for 14-16 minutes. 

Now for the sweet stuff! My sugar cookies. These are so yummy, and I don't even usually like sugar cookies. Lol. What I like best with this recipe is you don't have to chill the dough. Making my life easier one cookie at a time. I love making these for family parties. My kids can either help decorate them or I can make them a day or two ahead and you can freeze them until you're ready to frost. This was top secret but I'm sharing to all our SIP friends. And for a tip, you want to under cook sugar cookies a bit if you like them really soft. If you make this recipe, they only need to be in the oven for about 7-8 minutes. The goal, is to not have any browning on the bottom of the cookies. So just keep your eye on them so you can have some super soft cookies! Here's the recipe:

COOKIES:

1 Cup- Butter 

1 Cup- Sugar

1- Egg

1 Tsp.- Vanilla

2 Tsp.- Baking Powder

3 Cups- Flour 

Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl cream together butter and sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla. Mix baking powder and flour together in a separate bowl and add one cup at a time to butter mixture. Do not refrigerate dough. Roll dough into 3/8 thickness, cut into desired shapes, and place cookies on a partchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 7-9 minutes.

FROSTING:

3/4 Cup- Butter

1- Egg White (pasteurized if desired)

1 Tsp.- Vanilla 

11oz.- Powdered Sugar

Mix butter, egg white, and vanilla. Add powdered sugar. Mix well.

Last but not least, we did the cutest little Dollar Store craft! Super easy bunny noses and I found everything at the Dollar Store. Here’s what you’ll need and simple how-to pics!

I can't even begin to tell you how in love I am with our new line of swim suits! Our owner designed these exclusively and has made sure they are perfection. The quality is so good and they fit so adorable on my girls! They're mid-high rise so they will fit all shapes and sizes of your kiddos. You've got to check them out. They are going quick so you'll want to order yours today. Here's the link to shop: https://sparkleinpink.com/collections/swimsuits 

And because I know you will all want the links to my girls outfits, here they are! Seriously our Easter and Spring line is to die for!!! So many cute things. 

Click Items listed below to shop these outfits:

Stripe Bunny Flip Sequin Skirt Set

Sequin Tutu Bunny Dress

Denim Bunny Jumper

Blush Pink Stripe Undershirt

We hope you all have a wonderful Easter this year and keeping in mind the reason we celebrate this day! We are looking forward to the Spring and Summer with lots more blogs along the way.

Love always,

Jessie, Blogger for SIP

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  • Jessie Cozzens

    Katie Smith

    These are great ideas!

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    Brittany

    Great ideas!

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    Dalia

    Great ideas

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    Jess

    Omg adorable ideas! Totally stealing the bunny noses for a photo op next year!

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    Whitney Whitaker

    Love

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    Jessica Jaeger

    One of my favorite holidays, loved this blog, every bit of it!!!

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    Amanda

    Love this!

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    Jessica Collins

    Thank you so much for supplying some really cute outfits.

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    Izamar lopez

    Aii i cant wait hopefully i can win. Idk how to share it. May ill just copy and paste lol.. but i would love to se more roses,butterflys, sport themes dresses. More bows with lil desings

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    SUMMER R LADNER

    I shared and commented in the beginning of April but now I dont see my comment… loyal SIP follower and mother of two girls

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    Aft

    I would love to get ideas for fun spring gardening activities for kids. A spring wreath tutorial would be fun too!

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    Salla

    I’d love to see styles out in the garden with kids, cooking with kids.. bow or accessory storage too!

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    Ver

    I would love to see some more sandals added and mommy and me sandals would be amazing

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    Kayla Copley

    I would love to see more summer dresses!! But loving all of the 🦄 unicorn outfits and baseball stuff!! ⚾️

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    Melissa Owen

    I’d like to see mix and match ideas for pieces to make vacation packing easier and minimized.

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    Alicia

    I would love to see more summer dresses and all things floral!! As for the blog some fun summer activities to do with the kiddos outdoors this summer to keep them up and active!!

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    Gina Corbitt

    Would love to see a post about fun indoor things/crafts to do on rainy days!

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    Sarah

    I would love to see some sunflower outfits or dresses. My daughter was born in june shes my little sunflower. I have been a fan of sparkle in pink for 3 years now. Absolutely love the products. I have recommended the shop to friends and family ❤️

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    Izamar Lopez

    Ahhhhhhhhhh i dont know what else to look for here lol. You guys have everything. I love to shop here because you guys have awsome things for good price. Maybe more mommy and me or rompers we all love rompers. But other than that " ITS PERFECT!" .. Good luck to everyone😚

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    Priscilla Rhine

    I’d love to see on the next blog summer ideas! School is almost out and I’d love to incorporate new summer activities. I love your blog tips. As for more SIP adorableness maybe maybe please some brother and sister matching shirts 🥰

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    Melissa Gillispie

    I would love to see on the blog, some ideas of places to go and enjoy in the spring as a family with littles before it gets too sweltering hot. Summer in Texas=staying inside or in water, so spring is really our time to get out and do all the things outside!

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    Peyt

    My daughters favorite is rompers so it would be great to see more of them. She also really needs some more pajamas that are spring friendly.

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    Erin Sutt

    I would love to see a few pajama options!

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    Michelle

    Can anyone tell me how long most of the dresses are? specifically wondering if they would come below the knee for an average size 8/9 year old little girl

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    Patti Robbins

    Love these ideas!!! The clothes are adorable for my granddaughter!!

  • Jessie Cozzens

    Vanessa A.

    I would love to see some 🌻 and butterflies 🦋 outfits!!! And I looked thru ur blog and I am going to try some recipes and crafts 🙌🏻 Thank you @SIP

  • Jessie Cozzens

    Dayna Lorenz

    With trips coming up, I’d love to see fun ways to keep your kids entertained on long road trips!

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    Jenae Strouss

    I just found your page and already have so many outfits. I can’t wait for summer. I am hoping tou have some great 4th of July, popsicle and back to school designs in store for us! I have 2 girls and love to find bew cute outfits

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    SUMMER R LADNER

    Absolutely love everything I’ve received! Shocked I’m just now finding this blog considering how big of a SIP fan I am!!

  • Jessie Cozzens

    SUMMER R LADNER

    Absolutely love everything I’ve received! Shocked I’m just now finding this blog considering how big of a SIP fan I am!!

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    Alejandra Dayt

    I love these ideas! Think it would work to add easter sprinkles to the muffins? Add near the end of baking time?

    For the next blog I would love more recipes and craft ideas. The bunny nose is super cute. Maybe also ideas for spring family outings?

    Clothing wise my little one is super into twirl dresses. Honestly I wish I could commission various things from you guys. I would love to draw up designs and pay to get them made 😂😅

    My sister in law is very loyal to another boutique on Facebook but came over tonight and loved the stuff I bought from SIP and requested to know where to get them. Gonna tag her in a lot lol. It would be awesome if you guys could start a referral bonus.

    Back to the blog feedback, maybe some patriotic twirl dresses? Tips for food ideas and crafts for that too?

    Thanks for putting up with my rambling😉

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    Jackie

    I’d like to see the long jersey knit lightweight foley dresses please!

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    Evelinda Saldana

    I would love to see some dyi mothers day gifts!

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    Evelinda Saldana

    I would love to see some mothers day dyi gift ideas!!!

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    Amanda Hansen

    Super cute baskets! Thanks for the ideas! I would love to see more mommy and me outfits and little boy shirts!

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    Alexis Martinez

    LOVE these ideas!!! Would love to see more mommy and me outfits, and cold shoulder style dresses/ tops for mama those are mine and my little beauty’s fave!😍

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    Bethany Timmens

    Great Easter ideas! For the spring blog, maybe some Mother’s Day crafts? Everything you guys do on the blog is great!

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    Jennifer Stephens

    Love these Easter ideas! I tend to go overboard and want to minimize this year on basket goodies and candy. Swimsuit idea is great! Would love to see a blog post about mother’s day ideas!

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    Kimberlee Heinze

    I love this Easter post! I would say for the next one, ideas for the 4th if July, summer kids activities, outfits, food ideas!

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    Sara Hart

    Great tips! I can’t wait to see 4th of July crafts and clothes! One of my favorite times of year!!

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    Jessica Ching

    I love Sparkle in Pink! Healthy after school snack ideas or party favor craft ideas would be nice on the blog. DIY photoshoot tips and ideas would be super cool too. I would also like some more options in size 18-24 months and girls size 10/12. I’m obsessed with the mommy and me clothing so more matching outfits is always nice :)

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    Sandi Cuenca

    I would like to see kids outdoor arts & craft ideas made from nature or upcycled items.

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    Leah Moore

    I love the snack ideas instead of candy. I did something t similar for my daughter. I bought the mermaid bathing suit from you guys to put in her basket. She’s been dying for one. I also bought the cute cat eye sunglasses. I love the outfits with lemons, I would to see more floral shorts and skirts and definitely more mommy and me.

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    Jenny Ohmann

    I’d love to see some gardening ideas for kids on the spring blog. Also
    Would love to see more denim short/skirt options for spring and summer!

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    Christina Meyer

    I love Sparkle In Pink!!!!!! I find the cutest things for my daughter! If she sees me shopping she picks seriously everything she sees on your site! 🤣

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    Chrisnee Brock

    Love to see more DIY projects! Love your stuff and want so much more lol The swimsuits are too cute also!

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    Whitney Ruple

    Would love to see some fun Easter inspired activities. Also some cute Capri Sets & Rompers!

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    Michelle Blackburn

    I would love to see kids garden ideas or crafts to do with the little! And more jumpsuits and rompers ❤️

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    Krystle Wideman

    You always have such cute stuff!! I have a hard time finding mommy and me stuff for the baby stage- that’s something I’m looking for!

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    Katie G

    We are in the same boat as many others, we would love to see some more DIY craft ideas. Love the Easter baskets!

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