DIY

Easter Egg Hunt Printable

 

With Easter only a few weeks away, we put together some fun printables for an Easter egg hunt! Every Easter we put together a special egg hunt for our kids, we fill eggs with candy and prizes and let the kids find the eggs. This is something our kids look forward to every year so we try and make it as special as we can. This year we put together some Easter egg signs to help the kids find the eggs to add to our Easter egg hunt.

 

You could use these printables in your back yard, park or even indoors (for cold weather). These were super fun and easy to put together and can be easily printed off on your computer. You will need the following materials:

White card stock paper (for printing)

Glitter or colored card stock paper for layering (optional)

Printables: Print here

Dowels: The size we used was 5/16X36

Craft scizzors

Ribbon for decorating (optional)

Glue

 

Cut out the printables (we did a small outline of them when cutting). We then glued them to glitter card stock to do another outline to add dimension and attached them to our wooden dowels with hot glue. We finished by adding colorful ribbons easter colored to the top of the dowel.

Try scattering the signs and eggs all along your yard, at the finish sign you can add an Easter basket or a special prize. For older kids you could be tricky in the way you hide them so they aren’t as visible. We had so much fun putting this together at a nearby park, we even saw this cute little bunny hopping around… it must have been a sign!

 

HAPPY EASTER!

The Lulu and Roo team

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DIY Lemonade Stand Instructions

This Lemonade Stand was such a fun project! You can see our lemonade photo shoot we did in a previous post HERE. We also have other fun ways to use the stand and will be sharing some of those in future posts, but for now we will just give you an idea on how we made and designed the stand. I am not a handy woman so I had to call on my cute dad to help with this project. Luckily he will do anything for his grandkids.

These instructions are not perfect and you may need to make some adjustments to make it work for you, but this will give you the overall idea on how it was made and assembled. I am just so excited for the kids to use it all summer long for selling lemonade and other fun activities.

TOOLS

  • Miter saw
  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil
  • Drill
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Nail gun

MATERIALS

  •  #9 -1″x 2″x 8′ furring strips
  • #7- 1″x 4″x 8′ pine boards
  • #10 Wing nuts
  • #10 Carriage Bolts
  • #16 Wood screws
  • #5 Steel angle
  • #20 Hex-head wood screw
  • Paint
  • #6 20D nails
  • Ikea table top (HERE)
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    Miter Saw

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    Measuring tape

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    Pencil

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    Drill

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    Wood Screws

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    1in. X 2in. x 8 ft Furring Strip

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    1in. X 4in. X 8ft Pine

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    Wing Nut

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    Carriage bolt

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    White paint

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    Paint Brush

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Measure and mark your cuts using the cut list below.

On the seven 1 x 4 x 8′ pine boards:

  •  Twenty slats: 1 x 4 x 32″  Labeled (I) in diagram and images.

On the nine 1 x 2 x 8′ boards:

  • Four vertical canopy supports: 1 x 2 x 48″ Labeled (A) in diagram.
  • Two top canopy short sides: 1 x 2 x 25 7/8″ Labeled (B) in diagram.
  • Two top canopy long sides: 1 x 2 x 40 1/4″ Labeled (C) in diagram.
  • One top canopy center support: 1 x 2 x 38 1/2″ Labeled (D) in diagram.
  • One back table support: 1 x 2 x 39 1/4″ with 1″ notch on ends Labeled (E) in diagram.
  • Eight side panel slat supports: 1 x 2 x 23 5/8″ Labeled (F) in diagram.
  • Three front panel slat supports: 1 x 2 x 38 5/8″ Labeled (G) in diagram.
  • One Top front panel slat support: 1 x 2 39 5/8″ Labeled (H) in diagram.

Start your assembly by building the front panel.

  • Lay out ten of your 1 x 4 x 32″ vertical slats (I)
  • Attach 3 of your 1 x 4 x 38 5/8″ horizontal (G) boards from bottom up using a nail gun
  • Attach your 1 x 4 x 39 5/8″ (H)  horizontal board on the top. You will need to drill a small hole 1/2″ in on both ends of this board so you can put a pin (20 penny nail) in to attach your front and side panels together. (This is what your table top will set on).

Next build the 2 side panels

  • Lay out 5 slats for each panel
  • Attach 3 of your 1 x 4 x 38 5/8″ horizontal (F) boards from bottom up using your nail gun. You will need these to over hang about 1″ on one side. Make sure your side panels mirror each other.
  • Attach your 4th (F) board to the top but make sure it rests just under the (H) piece on the Front panel and drill hole in your (F) board to line up with the hole in (H) board about 1/2″ in from end to connect the panels together.

Next build the canopy top

  • In your (B) boards drill holes every 3″ inches from both ends. These holes will be used to attach your top to your side supports.
  • Lay out boards your 2 (B) boards and 2 (C) boards to create a rectangle with your (D) board in the center for support. Use your L brackets and hex screws in the inside corners to attach the pieces together. And screw your (D) board in the center.

 

Drill holes in the canopy side bars. To attach these to the base you will just decide where you want them placed on the side panels and drill 2 holes in side panel that line up with the holes in the side support. Then use a bold and wing nut to attach.

Build back support


Now it is time to Paint. Sand all your pieces and add a couple coats of white paint.

Once your paint dried you are ready to assemble your lemonade stand. This stand is made to fully collapse for easy storage. The canopy is adjustable so you can use it multiple ways. Use the guide below for assembly, but you can also play around with the assembly for different uses. We will be sharing some other ideas and uses in future posts.

  1. Line up one of the side panels with the front panel resting the horizontal supports so they rest on each other.
  2. Using a nail, pin the pieces in place.
  3.  Pin the other side panel into place.
  4. Place back top support in place and use nails to pin in place.
  5. Attach side canopy supports using bolts. You will want to drill holes in the side of your stand so you can attach theses supports where you want them.
  6. Use wing nuts to secure.
  7. Use bolts and wing nuts to attach the canopy top.
  8. Insert table top. (We used a desktop from Ikea you can find HERE).

Now you have a cute multi purpose stand you can use for so many different things. The best part is you can take it all apart and store without taking up a ton of space.

 

xoxo,

Sweet Summer Lemonade Stand

Summer is almost here, what screams summer break more than a D-I-Y Lemonade stand? This Lemonade stand was a hit with our kids and kept them occupied for quite a while. The kids have been asking to do a lemonade stand for quite some time so we decided to put one together over spring break. The weather wasn’t quite lemonade worthy but this was something that the kids could use over and over again all summer long! This would also be a great inspiration for a summer party or birthday.

First let me tell you a little about the actual stand. It is so cute right?!! So I wanted to create a stand that was easy to store and could be used in multiple ways for different things. I got with my genius dad and we came up with the design. I am so excited to share the how-to instructions on this in a future post because you could use this stand for SO MANY different things. For now just look at how great it is for this lemonade stand!

The rest of the stand was pretty easy to put together. The kids made up the lemonade and we picked up some delicious lemon treats from a local bakery. We probably could have made them with the kids, but seriously who has time for that?! We for sure over did it with lemons for the lemonade and for the decor. We used white and blue dishes that we had on hand for serving and added some florals for a finishing touch.

We made the adorable banner out of watercolor citrus pack found on creative market (you can find it HERE ). You get lemons, limes and grapefruit graphics in the digital download plus some backgrounds and a whole bunch of extras. We just printed the lemons out and cut them out and strung them on the banner. We printed smaller lemons that we tied on the cups with some ribbon for something extra special and fun for the customers. This ended up being a fun, simple craft that both you and your kids can enjoy together!

We of course had to take the opportunity to do a photoshoot with the kids and the lemonade stand. I don’t think this was their favorite part but it sure did make us moms happy!

 

 

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Fairy DIY and Fairy Garden

 

DIY-Fairy-Garden-Fairy-Printable

One thing that I love about spring is refreshing our fairy garden! Over spring break we made a fairy garden and DIY fairies out by the kids play area that they absolutely love to tend to. There is just something so magical about creating a little garden wonderland for you and the kids and I love that they can learn to help take care of it.

When creating the garden we couldn’t find any fairies that we liked so I decided to make my own! They ended up being super fun and so easy to make and the kids helped me decorate them. This project is fun for mom and kids, a craft we could all do together.

Create these cute DIY fairies with free printable

First I started out by sketching some little fairy friends. This was the hardest part and I wanted to make it easy for everyone so you can just download the fairy sketches HERE and print then you are ready to cut them out and decorate.

Create these cute DIY fairies with free printable

Giving these little Fairies some personality was so fun. I chose to use watercolors to give them some color but you could use color pencils, crayons or whatever you would like. Kids would absolutely love to do this part and help out as well.

Create your own Fairies for your fairy garden

After painting them it was time to embellish! I used some little florals and leaves from the craft store and some I had left over from other projects. You could pretty much use whatever you wanted for this like moss, twigs, beads etc. or just color them and you are good to go. I cut the wings off some of them and added larger floral petals for wings and used some petals for the dresses. Another fun way to decorate your fairy  would be to take the kids out in nature and have them gather items to decorate them. You don’t need a lot because the fairies are so small, you can use whatever you have on hand.

Fairy DIY and printable for your fairy garden

Cute fairies you can make for a fairy garden

Create these cute DIY fairies with free printable

These DIY fairies are so cute for a fairy garden.

Create these cute DIY fairies with free printable

Next we planted the garden with the kids. It is still early spring so we chose spring flowers to add to the planter. To create hight and variation we used taller plants in the back and shorter in the front. We also purchased a fairy house, swing and mushrooms from Michaels craft store and voila!!! A fairy garden masterpiece.

Beautiful fairy garden with DIY fairies.

Kid fairy craft and fairy garden.

Beautiful fairy garden with DIY fairies.

Beautiful fairy garden with DIY fairies.

Beautiful fairy garden with DIY fairies.

Beautiful fairy garden with DIY fairies.

This was seriously so much fun and the kids love it! We hope you do too!

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DIY Fairy printable
DIY Fairy printable for your fairy garden
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About Us

Welcome to our blog, we are so excited about this new adventure that has been months in the making! If you don’t already know us, we are Jori and Sydni, owners of a children’s clothing line Lulu and Roo. Our brand started out when we were both pregnant with our boys trying to find clothing we liked. What started off as a few ideas and a couple yards of fabric in an unfinished basement quickly spun into a children’s clothing line. We both feel so fortunate to be on this journey together and want to share some insights along the way. We have a passion for creativity and design as well as a strong desire to try new things, we hope you enjoy it!

Looking back on this journey as a business owner it was very much a struggle in the beginning with lots of sleepless nights. Jori and I were juggling newborn babies and second jobs at night. I remember both of us being so tired while rolling fabric out on the floor that we both just sort of just collapsed laughing from exhaustion. We both had been business owners before so we already knew the routine. We had SO much on our plate at the time that it took exhaustion to a whole other level! Starting our business was full of the best and worst memories but we wouldn’t change any of it. We feel so lucky to have one another because our personalities really mesh well. We can remain partners in super stressful situations yet laugh uncontrollably until we’re blue in the face! We have learned to stay light hearted, focused and put what is most important first.

 

JORI

Hi loves, I’m Jori. Mom to two little boys Milo & Knox and wife to an amazing husband Ronnie.  Just a few things that I have a slight obsession with –  music, fashion, design & decor. Oh, and coffee. One of my favorite things to do in my down time is cuddling on the couch with my boys for movie night or taking long drives up the canyon.

My little boys are my biggest inspiration and my husband is by far my biggest supporter. He has been there through all of the ups as well as the downs and has always believed in me. Even when it comes to the crazy ideas of starting my own business. When we first started our company he would spend his days off work doing anything from cutting fabric to daily dump trips for us. Needless to say that many thanks goes to him for me being where I am at today.

There is a question I get asked a lot ” How do you do it?” Referring to running a business and being a mom. The truth is I just have to give my best effort to both and know that I am trying my best every day. Yes, there are days where I feel like I am failing at one or the other or both at the same time.  I have come to the conclusion there is no happy medium or balance between the two of them. You just have to know that you gave it your best that day and that’s ok.

I am a big believer in what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger and I do believe that the obstacles I have had to overcome throughout my life have only made me stronger and have pushed me to work harder. My boy’s are by far my biggest inspiration. My son Milo was born with a very rare congenital defect – Arterial Anomaly. Which has lead us to an insane amount of doctor visits, hospital stays, years of injections and much more. I’ll be sure to tell you more about that in a later post. Bottom line is – if you keep pushing and believe in yourself  you can keep creating, keep adventuring and moving forward.

I am super excited to start this blog and share snippets of my life, business and family with you.

SYDNI

Hey everyone I’m Sydni. Mom to a girl and boy (Ella and Liam) and wife to my husband Jarrett. One thing that I love is being a mom, my world revolves around my kids! Being a business owner I do have to juggle my time because life gets SO incredibly crazy but I wouldn’t change a thing. My best memories are spent at home with my family just hanging out. We love cuddling up and watching movies together or playing games. I absolutely love that I get to do what I love each day and come home to these sweet faces, I feel so fortunate.

I get a lot of people that ask me about business ownership and balance and how I manage both. I sort of just hate the word balance because I feel like I am far from any type of balance. Some days I feel like everything is going great and the next day it is completely opposite and I’m a mess. I’m the kind of person that always needs a project or something to look forward to so if everything is going just perfect it’s a little mundane for me and I need something else to get excited for. I’m definitely an all or nothing type of person, my house is either completely clean and organized or else it is a complete mess so I’m definitely working on the balance issue.. haha. Sometimes I have the energy to come home and make a huge dinner and sometimes I will be ordering pizza. Creating this blog I am excited to share a little bit of what we all need as mothers including advice, inspiration and of course some fun how to’s.

My husband also owns his business and I feel like it is somewhat easier on our marriage. We both understand that we don’t have 9-5 jobs and we are always on the clock. Before I was a business owner I didn’t quite understand all the issues he constantly came to me about but now I feel like I’m coming to him with the same issues, haha it’s kind of funny. I absolutely love everyone I work with right now, I think we work very well together. We are so lucky to have a great team with Lulu and Roo, we definitely could not do it without everyone growing with us on this journey.

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