Bathing Belle Designer Swimwear

Ready for a giveaway blog post starring tons of pictures of my weirdly shaped body? Perfect.

Bathing Belle Designer Swimwear and Raymi the Minx have teamed together to bring you a sweet contest open to all lovely ladies worldwide. Just follow Bathing Belle’s instagram and tomorrow, you could win this custom designer ice cream swimsuit which retails for $189. It was my idea to do this contest because I wanted to give something back to the Little Raymis and I don’t think it’s fair to always be like me me me look at what I have and you don’t. Plus we get more engagement this way so thank you to everyone for entering the Bathing Belle swimsuit contest.

That water was refreshing alright. Toronto has been struck by a heatwave for what seems like forever now so when Danica said lets go upstairs to take pictures in the pool I was more than game.

This has been my twitter header for awhile now.

Work it girl!

It’s hard for us ladies when it comes to swimwear and we know that store brand sizings come in sizes like 0, 2, 4, 6, 8 or 1, 3 ,5, 7, 9 like wtf no matter what I am always the in-between size that doesn’t exist because of my love handles. Small, medium, and large sometimes isn’t enough options either. That’s why custom swimwear like Bathing Belle is your friend.

Bathing Belle has a lot of other designs available and the most adorable printed suits for kids.

Thanks for your help with the shoot, mom.

Burger prop. See my scrunchie? Bathing Belle will hook you up with a matching scrunchie for your suit if you so desire.

Great photo Danica. You “found” me.

The prints Bathing Belle has are endless. Check the etsy!

People are going crazy for the fries suit.

Melty melty ice cream.

Thanks for the suit and the wine Danica, ilu!

Here’s my hot new two-piece in action.

Getting ready for the pool shoot in front of 6 strangers trying to expel the awkward deep down.

The bottoms were made for my behind which was happily just eating them right up lol.

Do you want to talk about my bun? Or the fact that I’m also a trained lifeguard? Nokay?

How about now.

I love this knotted halter top so much. Danica is wearing a black one in this pic I noticed when I was doing my Bathing Belle homework and I wanted it. Turns out she got my telepathic want and made me a pink one. She also KNEW my size just from eyeballing me on the internet. Swimwear guru. She’s going to be making youtube tutorials for how to make your own suits so look out for those. I have always been a fan of DIY. I used to try to make my own stuffed animals with paper and garbage you don’t even want to know lol.

Those ladies were nice in that they totally ignored me and I returned the favour. They were having fun and I tried to figure out what their story is. Are you curious like that or are you indifferent?

Look at this beautiful tree. Lets use it.

When I really laugh I make this face and a loud voracious laugh comes out which makes people laugh harder too. My friend Amy has a cackle laugh that is loud and contagious. She told me it’s disarming. A piece of advice I never forgot. Just make people laugh if you have no idea what you’re doing, basically. That’s why I’m always laughing cos I have no idea what is going on. I will probably be laughing in my casket. Knock on wood.

Trying to ignite my abs. My flabs. I got my period the day before, day of actual shoot, so lay off me.

Quite the bun yeah. See how it’s just sitting there on the side of my head like a hat?

If the pool was empty can only imagine what these pictures would have been like.

Someone on my facebook said they were pretending this was a selfie stick LOL.

Treading water is great for your core and to also look like a leg is sticking out of your head. Bottoms are looking great there. This is a Las Vegas poolside bikini for sure.

A lot of effort goes into a shallow existence. You can think what you want but, you’re wrong about me. Who was it that said it’s very expensive to look this cheap? one of my sayings is it’s a lot of work appearing to have an easy life. Something to that effect.

Warning, you are in a shallow area so suck in your gut.

Back to here now. Don’t forget to follow Bathing Belle to win this ice cream swimsuit (in your size) you can pretend to be Taylor Swift because she is addicted to highwaisted swimwear. I am glad Katy Perry ripped her at the Superbowl by having dancers in Taylor’s suit no offense swifties but that girl kinda deserves to be torn apart just a little bit.

Long hair problems.

Girl crush!

You can’t help but catwalk in a suit like this.

Planking is sometimes necessary.

I should have just stuffed this one in my purse lol. What bikini?

Time to add more blond to my locks.

Oh look it’s that bun again.

And that’s that! Thank you for pool partying with me everyone. Looking forward to finding out who our winner is tomorrow, be sure to be on the lookout for that. xoxo

heatwave to me

Hey buddy! Things in July usually get crazy don’t they. Sweeps sweeps. Blog sweeps. Everyone is outdoors and bloggers, websites, want you indoors on the internet so we jam it with “more” or “other” content. Do you know what rich content is? Do you know that I know what it is? Do you think that I think that this is rich content? Did you know that I can do thinky stuff too?

Well anyway, after school we hit the pool. It has been bloody hot in Toronto bro. I was having hot flashes.

I speak all over the place online about my comings and goings and don’t actually formally address it here first. I feel like this should be my corkboard from now on. I am not trying to make blogs happen, just mine. But anyway I spoke at Humber yesterday about my time working at an ad agency to much rapt attention because that’s all the kids want to know is how to get hired at an agency.

Then I took their final exam along with them (internet marketing class) and there was a lot I didn’t know (forgot) so I googled as much as I could (cheated) before I grew tired of it, answered some from knowledge/memory and then just gave up completely because it was fifteen pages and I wanted to cruise buzzfeed instead. Why does school make you so hungry btw?

Sticking chip in now to get more pics from class.

Leah did my hair years ago! It only dawned on her as my sassiness came out and she was brought back to me in her chair saying god knows what.

Don’t ever photograph me while I am speaking. It will just not work out, sorry.

I use my entire body when I teach so ya.

Instead of prattling on and on I tried quizzing them periodically throughout my talk. One question I posed was regarding how to sell a product as healthy when it might not particularly “be” that healthy, what verbage do you use to instill a feeling of…vitality, refreshment (that one is huge). Anyway if you ever want a consultant, speaker, editor, wordsmith, help with emails let me know I’m actually qualified.

I am easy for the dinosaurs to digest the information I offer by using outdated technological props. Like a pen, for instance.

And by God if you ever have doubts on a formal document send it to me to proofread/rewrite before hitting send elsewhere. My rate varies from reasonable to exorbitant.

Good times guys.

As mentioned previously, I was feat. in Digital Journal yesterday. Will talk about that later. Back soon with another blog post! I went shopping yesterday too so a fun post is en route xoxo.

eat pray farm

Hey! Hay is for horses. Lets go!

The last two weeks, maybe three, have been a hectic fun blur I can totally relate to that cat’s facial expression right meow. Barn cats are great, so low hassle they pretty much raise themselves and the local wildlife take care of (eating) the rest. So many kittens on this farm.

Baby turkeys. By November they’ll be a nice size. Nice knowin’ ya more like. Oh man I am on a roll today look out.

That little kitty I could fit in my hand so teeny weeny. We died.

This is the watercraft we SHOULD have taken out. Massive. Like the friggin’ Hudson Bay Company boat. But no, too much drama to portage it over to the other house then water? Which was actually a swamp reservoir. God what a shitshow.

That’s the water we went in. My ass is sopping wet and dirty here. We had to crashland on this woman’s property who was not keen and I had to take off my wet shirt, her nerdy little girls in-tow all dressed like amish recluses. The girls were asking me a million questions and commenting on my toe polish that they loved it was cute but the mom was not feeling it. I was like oh don’t worry this was totally not my idea or a good one. We had to walk the dingy off the property then donated it to a family Rob knows but forgot to give them the paddles. All in all two adults in a dingy is NOT a good time. It was hilarious though, looking back. Some unfriendly locals in that town. This other gruff woman in a pick-up truck blocked us off at a crossroad and got in Rob’s face about what we were doing there WTF lady do you own the town??

Rob is crazy like me. Crazier probably so everywhere we go it’s a spectacle. Sometimes I just walk on ahead to avoid embarrassment. Creative types, I tell ya! Our cameras were in that jar plus smokes. At least a pile of beers and vodka micky was out on display while that pilgrim woman was giving us the gears ahahha.

All the guys at the bonfire our last night said I was a good time (no not like that) and I’m invited back for sure. I am kind of like a guy anyway in that I have a horrible mouth on me and can keep up with their quick-talk. I was hazed quite a bit. I can be gullible and fall for dumb shit often. But once I catch on boy, get ready for the roasting. One guy was like so… is your house being fumigated why are you here with Rob? I always seem to perplex people.

Although we were up north we sure did a lot. Not much relax. Maybe a little. I pretty much laid in bed all day yesterday deservedly so. My arms went numb from holding up my phone for two hours I could not nap no matter how hard I tried.

Berry picking was a disaster too we didn’t find much but I got to see this beautiful wheat field my new best friend. Everyone made fun of us for going berry picking but it was an excuse to get away from the family and see the sights.

At least my hair matches the field.

Got some hive spying action in. I didn’t do any bee work. No one likes to do it cos you get stung. I was too hung to get stung. I’d have a full blown meltdown.

Heaven on earth. Legit.

Do you recognize this? Can you figure out where we were/are.

I love this beach.

Wished I had tanning bronzer lotion. Love that shit. Seagulls pecked at us as we slept on the beach. The bag too. Ballsy.

Rob hates this thing, thinks it’s garbage. Seeing me take a picture of it made him appreciate it more and he felt more proud about it. People can’t see the forest for the trees when they’ve seen something their whole life.


Honey everywhere. Forgot to bring my wax home. Do you want some wax? You can use it to clean your house apparently. I can steal some and then sell you some lol.

Arighty then I’ll leave you now with this wheat video. There’s a lot more to share soon have a great Sunday!

ghost of the east coast

Hello fellers. Here be the rest of my PEI uploads. I wanted to post some new stuff but I left my camera cord at home for some dumb reason.

Two back-to-back trips and a backlog of work to catch up on has made my head spin where to begin.

The night before PEI. I was super worried about getting fat. I imbibed. I got fat. But now I’m all svelte like it never even happened so no harm no foul.

My flight look. I didn’t want to look too party. I feel like it was an Alicia Silverstone Aerosmith video homage.

Honestly the time just flew by. I was worried I’d feel trapped there too long but it was the perfect amount of time all and all.

Moncton. Didn’t happen if you didn’t take a pic.

Confederation bridge. It just goes and goes and goes. It’s an island afterall.

This is the first Prime Minister of Canada Sir John A Macdonald. Americans have a guy like him too, first name Ronald ooh roasted.

After dinner gearing up for a night on the town.

This was funny. We were sloshed. Had a wicked dance party at fishbones. Go there if you go to Charlottetown. We stayed at the fanciest hotel too obvi.

Love period people. Confederation festival.

It was overcast the day prior. We were hung as hell/sleep-deprived can you tell?

Spectac greasy burgs. Gravy was hangover necessary.

Great little sanctuary. I got zero writing done. The slow wifi turned me into an animal. Divine intervention.

Singer in this band obviously gravitated right toward me.

A stewardess snappd at me on the flight home so she was my secret enemy the entire time. I iced her out hard. We had upgraded seats basically first class and she was still a f___ing c__t! Oh well. Then at the end we were friends when I let her take my garbage.

We ate like kings. Trevor is a foodie snot like me. He’s WORSE.

I love scallops.

He had surf ‘n turf.

I had the tenderloin.

Where’s Raymbo interlude.

One last Scooter burger baby!

Travel fashion homeward bound. A security scanner gent really loved my shirt.

Was home three hours then off again to the country.

Totally gotta jet though now. Check me tonight at Sfizio pizza bar for a ladies mixer. xoxo

doing nothing is everything

Happy Monday! Nothing like a rainy Monday. At least this is a day of travel.

Just a little breathless post to say hello and goodbye to PEI. The time just flew on by. Sadness. I’ll tell ya one thing I surely won’t miss and that’s the wifi! Holy bloody slow. I didn’t work on my book at all nor did I edit this interview that’s waiting on my go for press. You think you’re gonna do these things on vay-kay, but ya’s ain’t.

Yesterday I paraded around in this little number (til I got changed into real clothes at dinner) and had a completely fine time. It wasn’t a sunny day so we were like to hell with the beach and obsessively played monopoly deal. Very addictive that game.

The day prior I made a bit more effort, so.

As much crap as I can fit in this post still won’t even scratch the surface on amount of images captured blabbity blah.

Liquor store parking lot action.

Did exercises around the house in this between card games. I have gained some lobster weight. Great. Fat makes my face look healthier and younger anyway I’ll enjoy it while it lasts. No I won’t I’ll hate it.

Okay I am being rushed now gotta pack and go.



Oh hi.

Pinch me.

I love this dress. The back is adorb too.

Caught up on my sleep out here too. Feel refreshed. Gotta go meow!


Hello everyone!

Kinda put together a Punky Beach Brewster look yesterday with maybe a bit of Michelle Tanner. Have to wash my hair today it’s at that point eek.

Stay fit, limber and agile. You’ll regret it if you don’t. My body is sore from doing TWO cartwheels so there you go.

Welcome to my adventures on Prince Edward Island. Yes I am getting lobster fat. When in Rome bro. BTW it’s pretty gorgeous everywhere you look here. I die. I could do a dedicated church blog post, alone.

This beach took my breath away yesterday. Got pretty giddy. We didn’t bring anything to eat or drink we just nosed around, threw rocks, took pics. Wished had been there all day and today it’s overcast but warm so I dunno where the sun went that’s pretty lame.

We’ve had a pretty jokey time, neither of us want to kill the other yet so that’s great to report. There was a moment on our way here from Charlottetown though but we got through. Success!

Update: he dumped my coffee I saved for today so I want to kill him now.

I overpacked. Shocker.

Realising we have no signal here which is kinda great actually. I took an extra shirt with me to rub in the red clay to tie-dye it but we didn’t get around to that we were too happy doing nothing instead.

A great point in vacationing is capturing the experience and getting portraits of oneself in a new setting with great scenery. No one finds mirror selfies as exciting no matter how many we take.

Trevor’s mom should be very house proud. Lots of whimsical decor pieces on fleek.

These shares aren’t in chronological order because I’m going backward through flickr. The wifi is very slow here so we will see how much I can get through before I “snap”.

My view at dinner. Better pics on my camera I’ll share when I get home.

Settled on this casual look for supper. I was thinking ball gown and was swiftly steered clear of that notion. We were playing a loud and funny game of name a kitchn utensil/cooking implement-something and every time we’d laugh this old guy would stare at us from the corner of his eye like all startled but too shy to give in and I’d smile at him. I wish the world could be as unhinged as we were last night it’s just good to relax and enjoy the moment. I find sometimes I’m so stressed I can’t enjoy the enjoyable things I do and be at peace and I hate that. Unlock the zen master within if you can that’s all I’m saying.

Put some zen hours in yesterday before the beach while Trevor slept. Reminded me of my times in Thunder Bay. I’ve probably said, “one time in Thunder Bay” A million times now. “Oh, this reminds me…of a story about Thunder Bay.” hahaa.

It’s time to add more blond to my hair and exercise to my regime I can’t just rely on mbating and sex to tone this temple can you diggit. Speaking of I lied to trev that a farmer and I had a roll in the hay from the grass that got in my hair from this tan sesh and he kinda believed it haha asshole yeah right! I did make eye contact with a hot tractor boy the day we got here though…

Mighty lobster feast! omg a sale at leon’s *squeals*.

Mmm. I also smell bacon IRL right now. I am eating nothing but salads and veg after this trip.

A military plane overhead us while we had road burgers and spoke to the chattiest newf ever he was so nice!

Just be quiet now.

Charlottetown is a fun little place too. I approve.

Trevor thought he was tired. Oh, is that what you thought buddy? I don’t think so.

Charlottetown hasn’t been the same since.

The flight was pretty decent too. No complaints really at all if you can believe it.

I will miss this place!

I did some exercises on this log until we got in a fight about how abs are made in the kitchen. Uh explain 6-packs then I don’t think so.

To be continued! Have a great weekend.

Raymi’s Mint Laser Clinic Hair Removal

Last Thursday I was feeling very mint. Mint laser hair removal clinic to be precise and had the opportunity of stepping in to this world of laser hair removal. Something I wished to have done to my bikini area during those awkward teenage years where everyone is looking out down there for a lookeroonie.

I’m a french lady (part) so what can I say, we gets a bit hairy ma petit cheries mais oui.

But what’s all this laser hair removal stuff about exactly and will it hurt?

It doesn’t hurt. It prickles. My hair was a bit longish because I didn’t do exactly as I was told I thought more hair would help them grab it but long story short make sure you shave the night before, not the morning before that’s too much time to let it grow back. I have 7 more treatments to get it right no matter ain’t nuthin’ but a thing.

This is after I had it done and feeling cool as a cucumber.

We all saw a video of my first treatment last week which engendered a great discussion on my Facebook too. Keep the treated areas free from tanning and shaving for a week, in which the lasered hair will fall off. As we speak the beginnings of that are happening to your hero fyi.

They brought her in specially for me. We bonded instantly.

All the places you can have lasered on your body.

Great facility and it doesn’t take long at all. 15 minutes, about.

I wasn’t scared either or psyched myself out and am looking forward to the next go at it.

Requisite out front location shots.

I love the cut of this dress. I was going to wear a green one to match Mint’s colour scheme but it was too big on me.

It was definitely a fun time.

Located snugly in fun and flirty Liberty Village there is lots to do after your visit to Mint.

This store in particular drew us in like moths to a flame.

Til next time Amigos.