Author Archive | movita beaucoup

niles // movita beaucoup

feline fine

I have been doing everything and nothing, feeling up and feeling down. To be honest, I haven’t felt very motivated to blog. Or bathe. Or to get rid of that cobweb I noticed by the basement door three weeks ago. Both Effie and Niles have been under the weather. When you have two geriatric cats, you […]

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movita beaucoup //

just a milkshake

My siblings and I were raised in a small, rural village. Poor kids were poor, middle class kids were rich. Lewis was one of the poor kids. Lewis lived in a run down house with his mother, and wore a uniform that consisted of a stained t-shirt, threadbare corduroy pants and a pair of tattered sneakers. Lewis had no advantages – […]

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crap i've been meaning to tell you about // movita beaucoup

crap no. 21

Last week, a few of my students asked about my high school experience in the 80’s. What did we wear? What were record stores like? Were there richie kids? Did I make my own prom dress? Eventually I had to tell them that I didn’t grow up on the set of Pretty in Pink. In a recent email exchange, I told my […]

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caking // movita beaucoup


Behold, my week in cakes. (Because I suspect many of you enjoy looking at photos of sweets more than actually baking the sweets.) And possibly my favourite: the LionBear Smash Cake. In case you’re feeling productive: Swiss meringue buttercream (the addition of melted and cooled chocolate makes the most divine chocolate frosting on the planet) easy chocolate cupcakes how […]

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yer dancin' photos // movita beaucoup

yer dancin’ photos – part 3

Hold on to your butts! I’ve got some dancin’ photos to share with you! Let’s get right to it, shall we? . . . JOY Joy sent the following message with her photo: My (now) husband and I dancing in the ballroom at the Chateau de Versailles. Please note I didn’t start dancing (AT ALL) til […]

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