Tag Archives: family

How to Host a Food Fight – Food, Activity & Cleanup Ideas

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #allessentials #allsulfatefree #CollectiveBias It’s the perfect time of year to go outside and play dirty…with food! It is so fun to get messy every now and then (especially when you’re prepared for it), and who better to do… Read More


How to Make an Easy Easter Dinner

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions for this easy Easter dinner menu are mine alone. #SpringItOn #NestleKitchen #CollectiveBias Spring has sprung! That means Easter is coming up, and I’m over here thinking about a fresh, springtime dinner menu that would be fun for the whole family. I would love to… Read More


Valentine’s Day Floats

Valentine’s Day floats are fun, sweet treats you can make for your Valentine’s Day party, your kids, your family, or your Valentine crush. Because making this for one or for many is very inexpensive, this treat is an easy way to say, “I love you!” And these pink, yummy Valentine’s Day floats will have everyone asking… Read More


How to Help Your Child Succeed [by Ashley LeBaron]

Helping Children Develop a Mindset for Success Children are very impressionable. Even the offhand comment can shape who they become. This can seem alarming to parents, but it is also a wonderful opportunity. As a parent, be deliberate and careful about how you talk to your children because it will influence how successful they become.… Read More


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


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 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


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