Friday, April 29, 2011

Your Mission 03.29.11

Your weekend mission,
should you choose to accept

1) Pick-up the phone and call an old friend.
2) Whatever you choose to do this weekend, do it with purpose.
3) Code of Ethics Recognition of the Light in all. Respect for each being. Respect for the earth, air and water. Respect for plants and animals. Respect for space and all things therein.

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Create by Faith Ford with love
{photo via flickr}

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Natural Easter Eggs

Try using beets, onions skins, coffee, cilantro leaves and an old stocking to dye your eggs this year!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Save The Date Video

Save The Date
This June, I will be turning thirty and I'm strangely excited! I wanted to do something a little bit different for my Save The Date so I decided to make a short film of some of my favorite things: bubbles, photo booths and bikes. Thanks to the help of some friends, the 8mm app and my iphone.... I think it turned out pretty well. I'm pleased. Hope you enjoy. xoxo

Friday, April 15, 2011

Antique Spoon Labels

One of my dreams is to have a house with a garden. I just adore these Antique Spoon labels.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Theories of Intelligence

"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing that it is stupid.“

— Albert Einstein

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Watercolor Tags
For these favor labels tags use a white crayon to write your text and then enjoy combining together pretty spring shades of watercolors. Paint with a simple foam brush. As the label paint dries, the wax from the crayon will show through leaving a festive way to communicate with your guests.
Watercolor Garland

Sunday, April 10, 2011

A little sneak peek into my 30th Birthday Save The Date short film. I spent yesterday running around Los Feliz with my friend Will Wright, filming little bits and pieces. I'm excited to see the way it turns out! I shot the whole video in the 8mm app on my iphone. I particularly like the washed out look of this shot.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Your Mission 04.08.11

Your weekend mission,
should you choose to accept

1) Write about a favorite childhood vacation.
2) If you could live in a foreign country for one year, which country would you choose?
3) The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. - St. Augustine

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Create by Faith Ford with love
{photo via flickr}

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Thanks Jen for sending this link!

Guinness Chocolate Cake

Guinness Chocolate Cake

Cake Ingredients
250 g (1 c. and 2 tbsp) unsalted butter
250 ml (1 c.) Guinness
75 g Dutch process cocoa ( 3/4 c.), sifted
275 g (2 + 1/4 c.) all purpose flour, sifted
2 tsp. baking soda
400 g (2 c.) sugar
2 medium eggs
150 ml (2/3 c.) sour cream
1 tbsp. good quality vanilla extract

Frosting Ingredients
300 g (1 + 1/3 cup) cream cheese
150 g (1+1/2 c.) powdered sugar, sifted
150 ml (2/3 c.) cream, whipped
Preheat oven to 180C/350F.

1. Add butter, cocoa and Guinness to a saucepan. Warm over a medium heat and stir until melted. Set aside for 5 to 10 minutes to cool slightly.

2. Add flour, baking soda and sugar to a large mixing bowl and mix together well. Pour in the Guinness/cocoa/butter mixture, lightly combine, add the vanilla, eggs and sour cream and beat everything together until well combined. The batter should be thick and dark chocolate in color.

3. Pour into a greased and lined 10″ angel food pan (or another straight-sided tube pan) and cook in the oven for 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean from the centre of the cake.*Note: This cake is very moist inside, so use your judgment regarding the skewer test. Do not leave in the oven until the cake has totally dried out — cook long enough so there is no uncooked cake on the skewer but there may be a few moist crumbs sticking to it after an hour of cooking. [Please note: Katie baked this in an 8.5" x 3.5" pan. If you make this in a regular angel food cake pan, you should start checking for doneness at least 15 minutes early.]

4. Leave to cool for 10 to 15 minutes before removing from the cake tin and placing on a wire wrack to cool completely.

Frosting Directions
1. Place the cream cheese into the bowl of a mixer and beat on a low-medium speed using a whisk attachment (I find a paddle attachment tends to over-beat the cheese). Whisk until the cheese is smooth and there are no big lumps remaining.

2. Gradually, using a large spoon, add in the sifted powdered sugar and beat gently to combine. After 2 to 3 minutes, stop the machine, scrape any excess frosting from the sides of the bowl and beat on medium speed until lump free.

3. Remove bowl from mixer and gently fold in the whipped cream, mixing to fully combine.

4. Place cooled cake on a cake stand and add the frosting, spreading out just to the edge without going over the side (never go over the sides of the cake) until the cake resembles a pint of the creamy black stuff! The idea is to capture the essence and simplicity of a pint of Guinness.

Friday, April 1, 2011