School Rules. {Pinkalicious}

I really love the Pinkalicious books for my girls. She’s kind, imaginative, and marches to the beat of her own drum for sure. I received the latest {Pinkalicious: School Rules!} just before Elizabeth started Kindergarten. PERFECT timing!

In this story, Pinkalicious brings her (imaginary friend) unicorn to school (shown below, eating teacher’s apple) and has to show her around and make sure she doesn’t break rules. I love the illustrations as much as I do the cute stories. I can’t believe we only just discovered the joy of Pinkalicious this year!! I highly recommend all the books in the series – and I love the affordable paperbacks now coming out.

I know a few cute girls who will be getting pinkalicious-inspired Christmas gifts this year for sure.

Speaking of Pinkalicious, my own girl (aka the red queen – but in a good way not creepy Alice in Wonderland way) officially has her own school album.

Michaels carries these (I had NO idea – someone told me at a crop!) and their albums were on sale so this was only $10.99. My plan is that this will hold at least grades K – 6. I’m going to be really picky about what goes in here. I want it to be a more ‘special memories of school’ vs ‘every dang thing I ever did at school’. I will have some 4×6 divided protectors so that I can insert photos + journaling cards right into it to supplement the school layouts I do each year. On top you can see her Kindergarten school photo.

What can I say? School Rules!

A Pinkalicious kind of day.

My girls are fans of the Pinkalicious books that we’ve collected (Costco often has them, as does Target and our Borders Bookstore). The new paperback Pinkalicious and the Pink Drink has been held up as a potential reward ever since added it to my coming soon recommendations (oh how I love that feature!) a few weeks back. Being book fiends as I am, the girls have been looking forward to it. After we read it twice it was determined we’d have to have a pink drink party, and today we got our supplies together and made it happen.

We decided to make the treats, and simply buy this tasty looking pink lemonade. We made strawberry cupcakes with homemade cream cheese frosting, and to add zip we smashed about 10 strawberries through a strainer into the cake mix. Extra yum.

We used some of the leftover cake mix to make cake pops, which the girls swear were great but were in fact kind of heinous. I need to read (and actually follow) Bakerella’s directions next time. They’re not as easy as they seem!

The pink drinks served (after reading ALL the books, naturally) with cherries in them added another level of fun. The occasion was literally “daddy’s not home, it’s Wednesday, we’re inspired” for this little fiesta. Just fun girl stuff.

If you’re thinking “May, you owe me __ (e-mail, call, project, etc)__!” Now you know why it didn’t happen this afternoon.

Back to the book – it is beloved (just as the others are), and when I asked what they liked best I was told the gross part where she puts frosting into the lemonade is the best. Also that it’s best read when wearing tutus and pink nail polish. My thought? You’ll be seeing a “pinkalicious” scrapbook project in my near future.

I hope you have a happy & creative day – whatever that might mean to you!

PS – in interest of full disclosure and all that, the publisher of Pinkalicious and the Pink Drink sent the book to me, I didn’t purchase it. This got me untold cool points with the children – that “pinkalicious” knows me and sent me her book. 🙂  They LOVE the book, and I think the series is just one of the prettiest, girliest, most lovely things out there.