movita beaucoup | pretty things for potty mouths

movita beaucoup: pretty things for potty mouths

I’m movita beaucoup. Some people call me Rachael. This may be one of the most important blogs you’ll ever read. PERIOD.

I am a writer, baker and ballet teacher living in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I’ve lived here for most of my life, except for some time spent in Toronto. I have an English degree (because my insufferably supportive parents made me go to university), and graduated from the Teacher Training Program at Canada’s National Ballet School many years back. I graduated from baking school in June 2013. I’m generally considered pretty stupid for someone with all that education. I live with my partner, 2.0.

This used to be a food blog, but now? It ain’t. (Don’t worry, another food blog is born every goddamn second the internet is up and running.) This space is a reflection of my short attention span and a medley of the things I like. You’ll also find a healthy dose of my auto-fictional life here (my imagination is better than my memory). If you don’t enjoy stories about poop, you should probably move on.

Most of my favourite posts can be found under the Tall Tales tab at the top of the page, but here are a few of my most favourite favourites:

Close Call
An Almost Love Story (featuring Gérard Depardieu)
Lying Means Buying a Car
Ebony is Laying in a Bowl of Water
An Open Letter to Haddy
I Ate Moths


What People Are Saying:

Wow. I thought your post was really too full of scarcasm and frankly, very rude. Being a blogger, you MIGHT want to re-think that. ~ L.H.

I like ur food I just can’t stand u!  ~ URTOO-UNKIND& TOXIC

Read the recipe. Don’t read her writing.  Pinterest User


Finally, I think you’ll find I’ve got some pretty funny readers. (Except for those people up there. Those people hate me.) Scroll through the comments – you won’t regret it.

Like a lot of people who average seven gin and tonics per day, I can often be found cradling the toilet in my ensuite bathroom. Alternatively, you can find me here:

facebook | instagram | twitter | youtube


Sorry, I don’t do product reviews or allow guest posting on my blog. 




24 Responses to

  1. Big Hungry Gnomes August 12, 2012 at 6:57 am #

    Hello Movita and 2.0
    I just thought I would let you know that my blog has moved and is now Unfortunately, if you want to remain subscribed to my blog, you will have re-subscribe to this new address. I realise this is a little bit of a nuisance but I would really appreciate your continuing support and interest in my blog

    • movita beaucoup August 12, 2012 at 7:52 am #

      Done! And thanks for letting me know – I’ve updated my google reader! xox

  2. musingmar September 13, 2012 at 9:27 pm #

    Hey Movita, I have just nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award and The Versatile Blogger Award! I so enjoy following your blog, and it’s my pleasure to introduce more people to it. To see my comments about your blog and the criteria for accepting the nominations, please visit❦-very-inspiring-blogger-and-the-versatile-blogger/

  3. Clanmother September 13, 2012 at 10:09 pm #

    Life Though the Kitchen Window recommended that I stop by for a visit – glad I did!!! Looking forward to reading about your adventures…

  4. Gretchen November 8, 2012 at 6:50 pm #

    Not hard to tell you’re from NS (me too!). Pretty sure they don’t say “could eat the arse end out of a skunk” anywhere else in the world. Great blog!!!! :0)

  5. Emily February 25, 2013 at 9:23 pm #

    I am a rather large fan of your blog. I’ve been quietly lurking around the edges, but now I’m not-so-quietly nominating you for a Liebster Award. Not sure if you’re a fan of these things, but it’s all in good fun. It’s got a pretty picture and such. Here’s the link:

    • movita beaucoup March 3, 2013 at 8:52 am #

      Emily! How did I miss this? Let’s blame butter. No, wait! We can’t blame butter. Let’s blame school. It’s making me dumber. Thanks so much for the nomination! I’m flattered and will do my best to continue doing ridiculous things for your reading pleasure…

  6. Nancy @ gottagetbaked March 3, 2013 at 10:24 pm #

    Hey Movita, thanks for stopping by my blog. I’m so happy to meet you – not only do your recipes look amazing but I love your hilarious, snarky voice. I have a feeling we’re going to really get along. And I’ll never tell you that you need to take better photos 😉

  7. rosewithoutthorns June 13, 2013 at 4:08 pm #

    Hello movita! Found you through Lan’s blog.. and love how your write, it’s so happy and fun at the same time!

    definitely following you on wordpress now!

    cheers from Buenos Aires,

  8. girlinafoodfrenzy June 30, 2013 at 11:13 am #

    Brilliant, beautiful and a tasty looking blog you have here! I hear your part of the world is truly beautiful and I’ve met some incredibly skilled baking folk from your lovely country. I unadshamably use butter, sugar and all manner of delicious things to convey my great love of food to other folk too. Happy Cooking!

  9. Amanda July 21, 2013 at 8:01 pm #

    Wow, another dance teacher/baker like myself. 🙂 I’ve enjoyed stalking around your blog today and I wish I had found it sooner! Black swan cupcakes are awesome, BTW. Actually, pretty much everything on here is awesome.

  10. jaz August 12, 2013 at 9:03 pm #

    hey! i just found your blog and am lovin it!!! i can’t wait to try some of your recipes. i am waaaay partial to where you live and have fond memories of escargot exploding on me in a wonderful restaurant in your city!

  11. snappystreet August 27, 2013 at 11:03 pm #

    I am so very glad I stumbled across your blog! It is lovely 🙂 Can’t wait to see more! x

  12. movita beaucoup August 28, 2013 at 6:34 am #

    You guuuuuys! I’m almost blushing.

  13. Russell August 28, 2013 at 4:22 pm #

    Really enjoying your posts and am looking forward to more!

    • movita beaucoup August 28, 2013 at 5:38 pm #

      Thanks, Russell! Looking forward to reading more on your blog as well!

      • Russell August 28, 2013 at 5:43 pm #

        Aww thanks, I’m new to the whole blogging thing so it’s nice to see interest!

  14. Jennifer Lanthier September 12, 2013 at 7:23 pm #

    this is a great blog and you are a great writer. that is all.

  15. My little jar of spices September 26, 2013 at 11:07 am #

    This blog and your humor just made my day! I’m so looking forward to more great posts and gorgeous pictures.

  16. Wendy Maley October 7, 2013 at 1:53 am #

    Love your work. Givin the antique thingy a go right now 😉

  17. Deb May 9, 2016 at 2:22 am #

    Hey Movita – I love your blog… have great recipes for chowder and you are funny, awesome, and refreshing, and if anyone doesn’t like you… let them surf in the kiddie pool.

    • movita beaucoup May 11, 2016 at 7:08 am #

      Thanks, Deb! I’ll go fill the kiddie pool…

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