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50 Women Blogs to Follow {for the Do-It-Yourself Woman}

Being truly creative requires constant inspiration. Well, we’ve done the hard work for you and compiled an alphabetized list of 50 women blogs to follow. These women, most of whom are mothers, write about DIY, family/parenting, food, home decor, and parties & events. As your DIY captains, we feel these websites are individually #onpoint and collectively,… Read More


how to feed large groups on a budget

How to Feed a Large Group on a Budget

If you’re reading this post, then chances are you have found yourself needing to make food for a big family, a bunch of friends, a church congregation, or another event with loads of people. No fear! Below you’ll find some tips for making food for the masses and doing it on a budget! 6 Tips… Read More


How to Throw a Travel Themed Bridal Shower on a Budget

Girl bonding time is great whether you’re married or not. So, before my friend Emily got married, we had a great excuse to get together and celebrate with a bridal shower. Emily is a witty, easygoing, adventurous gal from Washington who married a handsome guy from India, so when she said she wanted a travel… Read More


8 Unique, Cheap, & Easy Halloween Costumes

Halloween is around the corner, and we all know what that means: a bunch of people dressed up as cats and nudists on strike. Let’s be real, those are costumes that are over done, but they are so easy to do that people can’t help themselves. We know what you’re saying. . . . “I’m not… Read More


Fall Decor Inspiration for a Tight Budget

Fall is so fun to decorate for. I’m not a huge fan of the scary Halloween decorations so I much prefer the autumn-themed route. When decorating, be sure to pick a color scheme. Click here for 21 fall color palette ideas. In this post you’ll find oranges, yellows, reds, and browns. This is an easy… Read More


How to Make A DIY World Map on a Budget

If you are looking for a fun project, craft, or home decor idea, try your hand at a DIY world map. On a tight budget? No problem! I made this world map for easily under $5. 4 Easy Steps for Making a DIY World Map on a Budget Step 1: Get Your Supplies Stop by… Read More


6 Tips for a DIY Back-to-School or Baby Photo Shoot

Want adorable back-to-school or baby photos without breaking the bank or getting professional portraits taken? Totally doable. You can take adorable photos at home of your children or baby using these 6 do-it-yourself photo shoot tips. 1. Nail the theme Deciding on a theme will give you clarity and direction as you plan and execute your… Read More


How to Make an Easy and Cheap DIY Wedding Bouquet

(Condensed Version) DIY Wedding Bouquet Short on time? On a tight budget? No problem! Here is a short 5 step tutorial on how to make an easy and cheap DIY wedding bouquet. (This page contains affiliate links that we may be compensated for. Your clicks and purchases help support The DIY Lighthouse at no extra charge to you.… Read More


Card Making on a Budget: 3 Steps to Recycling Cards

Looking for a way to make cute homemade cards but don’t want to spend a bunch of money buying paper, bows, and embellishments? My best tip for making cards on a budget is to recycle and reuse cards. Here are three easy steps to follow: Step 1) Receive card You probably receive a card, read… Read More


Bed and Bath Themed Bridal Shower on a Budget

Last summer I threw my adorable friend, Joy, a bridal shower. She wanted to have a Bed & Bath themed bridal shower! So on a tight budget I pulled together a fun, inexpensive, shower with the help of Rachel, a good friend of mine. Hopefully this gives you some ideas for your own Bed and Bath… Read More