All posts by Aubri

Christmas Preparation Timeline [by Laurel Smith]

After the Thanksgiving festivities are over, how long do you wait before diving into the Christmas season? Do you put up your Christmas tree the day after Halloween or do you wait until December 15th? I have been in both camps (no judgment here!) but this year I am trying to go about my holiday… Read More


Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Ideas [& FREE Invitations]

Amidst the hustle and bustle of the busy holiday season, an ugly Christmas sweater party is the perfect event to keep things lighthearted. I mean, how cool is it that you can take a dozen or so miserably ugly pieces of knitting and turn it into an unforgettable night that is bound to become a… Read More


DIY Mason Jar Neighbor Christmas Gifts

Wondering what to give your neighbors, friends, co-workers, or family this year for the holidays? These DIY mason jar neighbor Christmas gifts are waaay easy and super cute! Help those around have a merry and bright holiday with a little bit of homemade love. Recreate the ideas below or simply use them as inspiration! DIY… Read More


DIY pink & gold-dusted pumpkin decorating

DIY Pink & Gold-Dusted Pumpkin Decorating

If you want a more classic way to decorate for fall–one that is void of pumpkin guts–I’ve got exactly what you’re looking for! This DIY rustic, totally “in” color pallete combines the romantic light pink pumpkin dusted in gold glitter with the classic white pumpkin. And below I show you how it all came together. DIY Pink &… Read More


Silhouette Profile Portrait Tutorial

When my not-so-baby girl turned two this week (where does the time go?!) I made this silhouette profile portrait to capture her darling features before she grows up too fast. It turned out sooo cute, I just had to make a tutorial post on this in case other mommies wanted to DIY their own! These… Read More


DIY Halloween Compilation

Frightened you won’t be ready for Halloween? Don’t worry. We’ve taken our best DIY Halloween posts and created a wicked list. This DIY treat is sure to satisfy even your spookiest do-it-yourself cravings. Helping you DIY Halloween: 7 Halloween Cupcake Ideas Don’t let making dessert be the death of you on Halloween night. Cupcakes are a quick, simple way to bring… Read More


DIY Herb Planter How-To

My husband and I are a perfect match, but we are differ quite a bit when it comes to hobbies and what we get energy from. He gets a thrill from participating in surgery, using tools, building cars, and going camping. I would rather run, watch a movie, do something crafty, and eat way too… Read More


10 Ideas for Teaching Kids Colors

***This page contains affiliate links. Your clicks and purchases help support The DIY Lighthouse at no extra charge to you. Even if your toddler is a smarty pants, colors might not come easily to him/her. And that’s okay! Teaching kids colors can be tough because colors are super tricky. Think about it! They may have just learned what an… Read More


Which Dessert Are You? Take the Quiz!

Dessert. Yum, right? Well, you’ll have to see. Each of these sweet treats has their own unique personality, just like you! So, which dessert are you most like? Find out by taking the quiz! 101 Blue-Ribbon Desserts You Can DIY So…which dessert are you? Whether you’re a chocolate cake or apple pie, find your favorite desserts in this mouth-watering… Read More


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The Key to a Happy Marriage After Baby [by Ashley LeBaron]

Happy Marriage After Baby? Every parent knows that a baby changes everything—including your marriage. The stats can be really discouraging if you’re hoping for a happy marriage after baby: After the birth of the first child… 2/3 of couples’ marital satisfaction drops 1/6 stays about the same But the one we don’t hear as much about?… Read More