the rutherfords

crap no. 33

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

I had big plans for this summer which included blogging, writing a volume of Ballet Explained, a collection of autofictional essays and a bestselling children’s book, becoming a skilled dance photographer, and purging our entire house. I have achieved 2.5% of this. (Okay, 1.5%.) I believe my lack of productivity has something to do with…

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crap no. 31

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

I’ve been a bit MIA lately because I have a neck injury that is making it difficult to sit at the computer and live and stuff. I know what you’re thinking: didn’t I delete this blog from my reading list three months ago? YOU DIDN’T. I fell at work the other day. (That’s not how I hurt my neck; only my self-esteem…

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crap no. 30

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

Murder Couple is MIA. I have noticed an unmarked white van driving around the neighbourhood, but can’t see the driver well enough to know if it’s one of them. Fingers crossed! Speaking of horrible couples, I made a birthday cake for Mr. Rutherford on the weekend. I was feeling pretty bad about making a cake for…

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crap no. 23

star wars disco cake // movita beaucoup

Kitty Update: Niles is eating like an almost normal cat, and we’ve had some lengthy discussions about the importance of not starving oneself to death. And Effie? Well, our old girl won’t be getting better, but she seems happy and comfortable, which is all we’re asking for these days. Extra snuggles are being administered, and I’ve lost 7…

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lego cake

lego cake // movita beaucoup

For the second year in a row, Oliver thought he might like a garbage truck cake to mark the occasion of his birthday. I’m all for waste management, but was pretty happy when he changed his mind and decided upon a Lego cake. I don’t know that this qualifies as a tutorial, but I thought I’d outline…

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tole tales

tole tales // movita beaucoup

When 2.0 and I first met, he lived in an apartment with his cat, Ebony. 2.0’s job requires him to travel a fair bit, and when called away, I’d check on Ebony for him. This meant Ebony could stay where she was most comfortable, and it seemed more practical than bringing her to my apartment. Side note:…

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ready mix truck cake

ready mix truck cake | movita beaucoup

Another year, another cake for a Rutherford. This year, Oliver requested a garbage truck cake. Let’s reflect on that for a moment. And now let’s be thankful that Oliver changed his mind and decided a construction-themed cake might be more to his liking. This is not a cement truck cake. I mention this because I learned…

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blueberry oat pancakes

blueberry oat pancakes | movita beaucoup

These pancakes were inspired by Mr. Rutherford. Sorry. If you’ve been hanging out here for any length of time, you know that The Rutherfords are my sworn enemies. Possibly the single greatest threat to my sloth-like existence. They are attractive, physically fit and tremendously talented – all traits that I find deeply offensive. Also, they…

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easy fire truck cake {tips on cake decorating}

fire truck cake | movita beaucoup

I made this cake last week to mark Oliver Rutherford’s third birthday. He likes buttercream more than any other Rutherford, which makes him the best Rutherford in my books. I thought you might enjoy some pointers on assembling a cake of this sort. Mostly because it is SUPER EASY. If not, scram. You won’t like…

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