Aug 7, 2010

2 Lil Muffins Presents: The Top 10 Hottest Celebrity Stud Muffins

As an ode to the great art of procrastination, I will now delight your senses with my picks for the most gorgeous men...and trust me, this isn't some spur-of-the-moment list. I've studied these men PA-LENTY (research, of course) in an attempt to bring you only the highest-quality stud muffins. Without further ado...

10. Edward Norton

I have absolutely no defense for this at all. I just think Edward Norton is incredibly hot.

9. Colin Farrell

Colin is one of those guys who can be completely hot one second and totally not hot the next. However, accents make me weak in the knees (ESPECIALLY IRISH ACCENTS) and so...he makes the list. Also, if you haven't seen Ondine, that is such a cute movie!

8. Jared Leto

Ok. Let me tell you my little Jared Leto story. First and foremost, I was a HUGE fan of the MTV show My So Called Life, where of course Leto played the heartthrob Jordan Catalono. I was probably about 14 when this short-lived show aired, and I was in L.O.V.E.!! Many years later, when Leto formed the band 30 Seconds to Mars, I was able to see them live at CPRfest, a local concert event that happens here yearly.

It just so happened that the band was kicked off the stage early because the main act was ready to go on - and Jared was NOT happy. He was ranting over by his trailer when yours truly passed by and became STAR STRUCK...and actually had a conversation with him. Got a hug and a CD too. Yay me!!!

7. James Franco ♥ ♥

I can't help it - as you'll see with one of the celebs that's much, much closer to #1, there's just this thing about the dark, mysterious type that is irresistible!

6. Gerard Butler ♥ ♥

Hot. Accent. "This is SPARTA." If you've seen 300 or P.S. I Love You and didn't develop a crush on Gerard Butler, you're a stronger woman than me!

5. Jason Statham ♥ ♥ ♥

Bad boy. Accent. Alpha Male. He makes bald look hot.

4. Leonardo DiCaprio ♥ ♥ ♥

I've had a crush on Leo for YEARS - like, since the Romeo + Juliet days. Now, some of you will argue that Leo is too 'pretty boy-ish,' but to that, I say, Blood Diamond. If you haven't seen him in this movie, you must. It's that rugged, butt-kicking thing that makes our feminine instincts kick in - you know, the ones that point us in the direction of the alpha male. Hot.

3. James McAvoy ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

I adore James McAvoy. He is absolutely gorgeous, and has a delicious accent. Also, the movie Becoming Jane is probably #1 or #2 on my favorite movie list.

2. Orlando Bloom ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Just 100% totally and completely adorable.

1. Johnny Depp ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Oh my. My oh my. My, my, my. I absolutely LOVE Johnny Depp, and have since forever. He is absolutely the hottest male celebrity alive, and seems to just get hotter and hotter. The coolest thing about him - he doesn't tout himself as being sexy, and deliberately takes roles that actually downplay his looks, but we all know what's hiding under the Mad Hatter's make-up, don't we?

I honestly think that Johnny Depp will hold the title of 'sexiest male celebrity alive' until...well, until he dies. And he's so sexy, that he may have the power to hold the title even after that.

Ok - so, in the comments below, tell me who would make your list, and what you think about mine!!!

iPad Giveaway!!!! (Ends September 6, 2010)

If you've had your eye on an iPad, here's your chance to get one FREE. is giving away 1 iPad and the entry process is SUPER easy...

Enter the iPad Giveaway Here!!!

While you're there, you need to check out their ADORABLE items - they have back-to-school stuff, eco-friendly accessories, jewelry, and so much more. The greatest thing is that the prices are VERY reasonable. Plus, a purchase earns 10 extra entries in the iPad giveaway.

Don't forget to enter our $25 gift certificate giveaway, too!

Aug 2, 2010

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy...

What brings me joy?

- Finding a hand-written letter in the mailbox from a friend or loved one (as long as they're not asking for money.)

- That moment during a great meal when I'm comfortably full and satisfied (just before things start to get uncomfortable because I've taken a few bites that I really didn't need.)

- Chocolate (covering cherries, drizzled over granola bars, in milk, in coffee, in cake-form, dark and light, baked in cookies, and pretty much every other way. I don't really discriminate.)

- My Children (even when they're trying to kill each other, embarrassing me in public, asking for insanely expensive electronic items, and refusing to go to sleep.)

- The Love of My Life (even when he's embarrassing me in public, asking for insanely expensive electronic items, and refusing to go to sleep.)

- Fantastic books (especially ones that allow me to pretend I'm a butt-kicking half-vampire, apocalypse survivor, governess at an estate with a ruggedly handsome master who's hiding a crazy wife in the other wing of the mansion, parter of the mists that lead to a secret island, or other such delicious things.)

- Writing (and envisioning my name on the New York Times bestseller list.)

There you have, what brings you joy?

This post is part of SOYJOY‘s What brings you joy contest. Learn more here.

$25 Gift Certificate Giveaway (CLOSED)

Let me just start by saying I LOVE the Girlz Lyfe shop! They have the cutest stuff, and it's all reasonably priced. The owner, Veronica, is super nice, and has agreed to do another giveaway with us - so one of you lucky readers gets the chance to win a $25 gift certificate.

Since everything is such a great price, you can choose from a ton of items for just $25 - or, add to it and get even more goodies. Girlz Lyfe has great gift items and things for the home along with all that fantastic girl merchandise. Or, pick up something for your favorite pooch. There are things for little girls, grown-up girls, and even baby girls!
One thing I love about the things in the store is that they're not seen everywhere - so if you purchase a necklace or a t-shirt, it's not likely that you're going to see someone else wearing it. Also, they have a ton of items that are whimsical and funny.

You really have to browse through the store to get a real appreciation of what's available! It's a miracle that I haven't bought them out of everything they carry! So...without further ado...

How to Enter: Follow this blog publicly, and visit the Girlz Lyfe shop. Browse through the adorable items and let me know what you'd purchase with your gift certificate.

Extra Entries:

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Good luck everyone! The contest will end 8/12 at 8PM and the winner will be chosen by Please remember to leave a comment for EACH entry so it will be counted - and don't forget to add your e-mail address if it's not on your public profile.