Saturday, April 12, 2014


This post is bittersweet. Amy recently found out one of her five dogs has a terminal cancer. So she made this bucket list for her dog Jack!

This is a great idea to make for someone when they have received bad news like this to turn it positive You can also make some natural sweet potato dog chews, or some homemade peanut butter treats to go along with it!

Thursday, February 20, 2014


Yes I just said all of that in one recipe! Don't question me!

Amy found this amazing recipe for a dessert pizza that we then made for her birthday! We ended up making it with Red Mill gluten free pizza dough mix, but of course you can use it with any type of dough. It is a very sophisticated taste but is not difficult at all to make, much easier than a regular pizza. We also made a ricotta lemon-almond cake and prosciutto/arugula/pear pizza, but that's a story for another day! (An aside: For all you single goat-cheese-loving ladies, check out this recipe for goat cheese alfredo with roasted red pepper!)

Monday, December 23, 2013


My soon to be betrothed likes computer games, so of course he likes all his artwork to reflect this right?! I got this idea from Paper, Plate and Plane but arranged mine in a different way.

Thursday, December 19, 2013


This craft is a little more time consuming but they are great if you have lots of embroidery thread lying around. When I'm sending someone a letter I like to put one of these to spice it up a bit. So spicy!

Sunday, December 8, 2013


Here is a quick roundup of some DIY christmas gifts made by A Diamond Mind for you to make this winter that are all under $15! Click pictures for links and enjoy!

 DIY vanilla chai tea

For the dog lover in your life, some sweet potato chews! The only ingredient is sweet potato.

 Make one of these cuties in an hour with hand sewing. Use fabric scraps to add some personality to the ears!
Order a cheap wood case and use a wood burning tool to customize it!
Make some geometric art with paint samples and old magazines.
This is perfect for friends or family who have moved away. Complete with homemade woodstain.

Monday, November 25, 2013



Lately I have been so into making perfumes and wanted to share a recipe every once in a while! My problem is that I don't keep track of how many drops, I just go crazy until it smells right. However, here is one that I did record recently. This would be an awesome customized homemade Christmas gift! After adding the oils, I dilute with pure ethanol (you can also use vodka!), the amount depending on if I want it to be a lighter or heavier scent, but your perfume should be mostly alcohol (~90-80%). I get most all my essential oils from Bulk Apothecary, their oils are really high quality yet so cheap! I should be getting reimbursed for this damn infomercial!

9 drops Green Tea fragrance oil
3 drops Pink Grapefruit essential oil
1 drop Bergamot essential oil
1 drop Lavender essential oil