Why, hello! I’m the “me” in Humblebee & Me. I’m Marie Rayma, and I love making things. From sewing to design (graphic & costume) to bookbinding to soap making, I want to figure out how it’s done and try it myself. When I started Humblebee & Me it was an odd hodgepodge of writing on everything from my dog to soap to my favourite cake, but I’ve since honed in natural body products like shampoos, cosmetics, lotions, toners, and well… anything else you might find at the beauty counter or in a drug store!
I’m currently living in Calgary, Canada, where you can dress like a cowboy whenever you want, and pancake breakfasts are always acceptable. I love writing and photography, and I’ve been working with HTML & web design for over fourteen years now, so a blog seemed like something I was eventually bound to do—or do again, as it were. I’ve had many different websites over the years, many of which I operated under the alias Torli Roberts. They included Make it Count, an incredibly popular Titanic fan site (still online, though not updated much), Blending Creations (the most popular and oldest online blend challenge for a period of several years), and a whole mess of fanlistings, fan sites, blogs, and personal sites. Profession-wise, I’m a graphic designer, with a passion for books—cookbooks, to be specific. If you’re interested in seeing what I do, you can find my portfolio at MarieRayma.com.
This blog is the answer to every time I’ve been asked “how do you do that?”. So, what are you waiting for? Dive in and fine out! I post every Monday and Thursday.
Also—I have a book coming out at the end of 2016! Make it Up: The Essential Guide to DIY Makeup and Skin Care, By Marie Rayma, creator of HumblebeeandMe.com will be published by Running Press, and it’s packed with homemade cosmetic recipes. Want to know when it’s available? Sign up to be notified here!