All posts by Amber

Easy Hot Chocolate Cupcakes (Box Mix Recipe)

Whether you need to take a dessert to a holiday event, you want a yummy treat for a cozy night in, or you need something to dunk in your hot chocolate mug, these hot chocolate cupcakes are the perfect go-to. Hot chocolate is a classic winter drink–it warms you up and has a sweet, cozy taste. That… Read More


DIY Disaster Backpack: Emergency 72 Hour Kit

Earthquake, volcano, tsunami, flood, storm. The natural disasters I just listed are the ones most likely to happen in Seattle–where I live. And when I say, “most likely to happen,” I mean we are due any day for a big one. I had a moment of panic when I realized that if an emergency or… Read More


Monkey Themed Baby Shower on a Budget

If you’re wanting to stress less about coming up with ideas and spending a ton of money on a baby shower, you’ve come to the right girl. I threw a baby shower for my beautiful friend, Jane, and I’ll tell you everything you need to know about throwing a banana and monkey themed baby shower on… Read More


“You are o-FISH-ally the best!” Thank You Gift

Just saying, “thank you,” sometimes doesn’t cut it. If you’ve got the oppor-tuna-ty to send a fintastic thank you message then hang around. We’ve got a thank you gift idea that you’re reel-y going to like! Gottcha hooked? Below is a step-by-step guide to your own “You are o-FISH-ally the best!” thank you gift. It’s so… Read More


41 Ways to Say THANK YOU with Food & Drinks

Our post 41 Ways to Say THANK YOU with Candy is one of our most viewed posts, so we’re adding to the list with 41 ways to say thank you with food and drinks. This is great for all of those people who may be looking for a sugar-free alternative or just more thank you ideas… Read More


Hamburger Cake Recipe (Easy Boxed Cake Mix Recipe)

Hamburger cake… what?! You heard me correctly! We’ve got a sweet recipe for you that will totally take the cake! Pun intended 😉 With summer in full swing and in the middle barbecue season, we decided to transfer that tasty hamburger concept into cake form. (This page contains affiliate links that we may be compensated… Read More


The DIY Lighthouse 1 Year Anniversary: A Year in Review

The DIY Lighthouse website launched on July 11, 2015 which means it’s The DIY Lighthouse 1 year anniversary! We want to thank you for jumping aboard and joining us on our DIY voyage! It’s been an exciting year at sea! After sinking many hours into The DIY Lighthouse, here’s some fun things we have to show for it…… Read More


How to Pick Out a Good Watermelon

Need help on how to pick out a good watermelon? You’ve come to the right girl. When it’s watermelon season you could definitely find me in the store knocking on all the watermelons, and I’ve had multiple people stop me to ask what I’m doing. Well, so that you can start looking like and being a pro watermelon… Read More


Weird Holidays in July You Didn’t Know Existed

July’s just around the corner which means we’re sharing the unique holidays in July you’ve never heard of. And guess what? There’s one every single day this month which is fine by me because–let’s be real–every day is worth celebrating! Here’s our list of the weird holidays in July you didn’t know existed. Weird Holidays in July Calendar… Read More


Top 10 DIY Summer Crafts Trending on Pinterest feature

Trending Summer DIY Crafts on Pinterest

Find out what trending summer DIY crafts are covering Pinterest feeds! FYI, The DIY Lighthouse is on Pinterest! Follow us to stay in the loop. (Click here to find our boards.) Pinterest Trend 1. Cactus Crafts You can’t hop on Pinterest without seeing pins about real + faux cactus projects and ideas. Cactus themed mugs are saying, “Don’t be a prick,”… Read More