Saturday, December 11, 2010

Feeling hot, hot hot!

I see these posts every now and then. I think they are fun. Every couple talks about their top 5 hottest celebrities. Of course, every person has a different idea of what "hot" is or what makes a person "hot." Mr. 'man Clan makes fun of my list. My guys are not the typical sexy guys most girls would pick. I'm ok with that though. :o)

Mr. 'man Clan's top 5 in no particular order:

Scarlett Johansson

I agree with Mr. 'man clan on this pick. I think Scarlett is beautiful. She's on my top 5 girl's list, but that's another post.

Natalie Portman
I don't disagree with Natalie. I think she is very pretty. She even looks good bald.

The last 3 picks I do not agree with. He thinks I'm crazy, but I just don't see it. The same can be said with my list. Lol.

Amy Smart
Amy's not awful. Her eyes kind of freak me out a bit. Mr. 'man Clan LOVES her eyes.

Katherine Heigl
I do not think Katherine is hot. I don't even think she's pretty. I thought she was very cute when she was in My Father the Hero, but that was many years ago. She is probably #2 for Mr. 'man Clan.

Reese Witherspoon

Reese is hands down his number one pick. Eh. She's ok. Definitely not ugly, but not sexy in my opinion.

Mrs. 'man Clan's top 5 picks in no particular order:

Zach Braff
I LOVE Zach Braff. He was my last pick. I had a really hard time coming up with a fifth. I think he is a fantastic actor, writer and director. He seems to have a quirky personality which I really love.

Ewan McGregor
I had a secret crush on Ewan for a long time. It was so secret that I didn't even realize it up until a year or so ago. I have no idea what I find so attractive in him, but I like him.

Clive Owen
Oh goodness gracious. I've been in love with Clive for a million years. Again, I have NO clue why I am so attracted to him, but he does it for me.

Ryan Reynolds
Oh Ryan, let me count the ways. I LOVE him. A lot. This is well known and I make no attempt to hide this fact. He is a beautiful specimen. Perfection.

Gerard Butler
Gerard is pure eye candy. I LOVE him also. He's kind of rough and scruffy. I think that is what is most attractive about him. Oh, and his accent. Swoon.

And there you have it, folks. Keep your eyes open for when we change it up.
Who is on your top five??

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Party on Tater, Party on Crash

Here I am burning the midnight oil. Ok. So, it's more like the 9pm oil. It still is late to me. :p I'm up getting just a couple more loads of laundry in. Busy weekend meant no time for laundry. Oh well.

Saturday we held a birthday party to celebrate Crash's and Tater's birthday. Their birthdays are just over a month apart (11/16 & 12/17). I knew grandparents would be wanting to either stop by or have us make trips to see them. Now, I'm kind of lazy. I really hate driving and I hate having to clean my house multiple times. I decided to go ahead and do one birthday celebration for the two boys. Clean once. Clean up once. Kind of self serving but the boys don't need to know that.

Another reason I lumped their celebration together is because they both are "in to" the same things: Legos, Star Wars, Lego Star Wars. Shoot. Why bother making two different cakes?? This was much less work and all of the kiddos had a blast.

Here is a shot of the Lego man heads and the sweet Legos I made. I did not do a close up shot of these because, well, they were pretty flipping ugly. If you want to make really cute Lego man heads. Go here. My fail came in the fact that I could not put mine into the freezer because I have no way to adjust my shelves. Awesome. The second fail was the cheap food markers a bought. They were from Betty Crocker or something and they SUCKED. Do NOT get them if you are planning on using them on chocolate. They may be fine for cookies but not nothing else. Promise. The sweet Legos were graham crackers, icing and covered miniature marshmallows. I will most likely post recipes later. Don't hold me to it though.

I also made cupcakes. I love cupcakes. They are so cute. I'd rather eat cake than cupcakes, but cupcakes are way prettier. Well, in theory they are. Mine aren't exactly pretty, but the boys were impressed so that is all that matters. I made paper cupcake toppers for these instead of buying something. It was super cheap. Picked the paper up at Joann's for a buck and had the toothpicks on hand. I will post a recipe for the cupcakes later too.

Here are the savory Legos. These were yummy. Everyone said the sweet ones were yummy too, but they were too sugary for me to eat.

The cake. Nothing fancy. I know. It looks like crap. Lol. The boys loved it though. Plus, they got to keep the toys!! Why bother spending money on a Walmart cake that tastes like poo. Make your own. It's not as pretty but still appreciated. (Walmart cakes are perfectly fine. I just do not like their icing. At. All. Or any icing for that matter. I've never had a truly good homemade icing. I stick to the jar. Yep. I said it. I do add some things to it though. Another post.)

The entire spread. See my fancy cupcake holders and vases?? I got all of that milk glass from Salvation Army and Good Will. The cupcake holders are actually just dishes turned upside down. It worked ok.

How could you NOT love these two faces?! Yes. They are wearing matching Lego Star Wars shirts and they were very excited about it. They have another set to go along.

Tater's face in this one cracks me up.

Crash is watching Tater to see how it's done.

The boys had a fantastic time. They have enjoyed each and every gift they received. The cake and cupcakes didn't survive long. Turns out. They taste even better for breakfast. I'm happy to say that all of the other snacks were devoured the night of the party. No left overs!! Either the guests were really hungry or they tasted good. I'll go with the latter.

Friday, December 3, 2010

2 Celebrations, 1 Day

Crash will have had a total of three cakes with candles this year. It's not because we love him more. Let me tell ya how this went down.

Grace and Tater Tot were supposed to be going to their dad's on the night of Crash's birthday. Since they weren't going to be home, I just figured we would get a small cake so Mr. 'man Clan and I would sing "Happy Birthday" to the little guy. Crash was pretty pleased. He loved the double chocolate cake.

I grabbed the cake at Walmart in the area where they have day old stuff. It only cost $3, and it was small enough that there weren't leftovers. I didn't really need to be eating lots of cake.

Shortly after Crash blew the candles out, I received a text from A asking if I could keep Grace and Tater. Of course!

I was making cupcakes for Crash's class, and the older two asked if they could sing "Happy Birthday" to him also. Well, sure. Why not?

I made these cupcakes without the oil it called for. Instead I used applesauce. I also added a package of chocolate pudding. Great ideas! Gets rid of a lot of the fat, increases the moistness and the flavor. The kiddos loved them.

I'll have a post of the party up soon. I hope.