Friday, April 9, 2010

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

Last year, when the Ultimate Blog Party, was going on, I was still so new to blogging I took a few blinks, then ran the other way. All those links & comments & clicks..eek!

This year, I'm only slightly less confused.. kidding.. sort of...

But, I'm going to attempt to participate.

So, let me introduce myself.

Hi! I'm Claire!!! I'm 26 years old. I'm a stay at home mom of 2 boys. Andy will be 4, in July & Ryan will be 2, next week! Eek!
I've been with my husband for over 5 years. He's a former USAF nuclear weapons tech, now in his SENIOR YEAR of his Mechanical Engineering degree at the 3rd top Engineering college. He's awesome!
Me.. I don't know what my plan is, I recently realized I don't want to be a giveaway blog. I'd rather just write or share my thoughts on things I truly am interested in. I'm in the process of making a new domain/site to better represent what I want my blog to be. I'm excited! I hope people will read it & stick around as I figure out what my goals are & put them into action on my new site.

I'm pretty simple, I like my family, the outdoors, cooking, nature, gardening, reading. I enjoy the simple things in life. I also love hilarious & inappropriate humor. I really do..

I am "um.. different" which means I am myself, unapologetically. I say what I am thinking, and while I never try to be rude, you simply can not please everyone, all the time. This is my place, for me to be me be it my thoughts on a new mascara, or toothy vaginas.

I have been known to spend entire Thursdays, thinking it is Monday. Then I laugh about it & tell someone, then I spend the next day (Friday) thinking its Saturday. I may or may not do this frequently...

I'd also like to say, I do technically have ADD.

I created Anti Panty Friday, to make myself feel better about the fact that inviting people to my house, or leaving the house even, ticks me off because I have to put on underwear.

My blog is just me, that's as best as I can explain, and to know me is to love me, for most, that is!

Alright, most everything that I relate to "party" is from about 6 years ago, the last time I DID party, and since beer bongs & snorting cocaine of a hookers ass aren't mom blog appropriate.
Ok, no I never did the latter, but I saw the quote somewhere once & I really wanted to use the line someday..
Hooker asses are way too dirty for a "classy drug like cocaine".. maybe they should change that to meth.. no..meth addicts can't afford hookers..OMG.. I need to stop watching COPS.. 

So, I'll share one of my favorite, kid friendly party treats instead. Most bloggers know of Bakerella & Pioneer Woman, and I too, have made cake balls.

For cake balls, you need:

* 1 box cake mix of your choice.
* 1 container of ready-made icing.
* Candy Melts or Chocolate Bark
* Waxed paper

You can find the recipe, with full directions on PW's site HERE or directly from Bakerella herself, HERE.

Check us out, making our own cake balls!

1.) Get READY!

2.) MIX!

3.) BALL!

4.) Dip in chocolate or coating of your personal preference.

5.) Decorate!

6.) Hide from your husband.

Prizes I'd love to win from UBP 2010 -

The grand prize, a Toshiba laptop!!  Of Course

40- One winner will receive a 3 day 2 night stay from Holiday Inn Main Gate East in Kissimmee, FL (less than 2 miles from Disney World) a value of $250.
Provided by: Holiday Inn Main Gate
Follow here: bloggin2noggin

My mother in law is in Cape Coral, where we lived for a year as well, and we were just talking about needing a vacation, and how Florida would be perfect, for a get away, but also to see family!

1 – Win a $150 shopping spree at Pedal Cars and Retro Collectibles.
Provided by: Pedal Cars and Retro Collectibles
Follow here: 5 Minutes for Mom or Visit Our Fan Page: Pedal Cars and Retro Collectibles

Have you met my children????

USC 8 – $55 E-Gift Card for Gift code will be emailed to the winner and can be used for purchases from
Provided by: Kelly’s Lucky You
Follow here: Kelly’s Lucky You or Visit Our Fan Page: Kelly’s Lucky You

 I love Amazon..what can I say?

My Picks-
US1,US7, US10,US11, US18,US31,US32,US41,US112,USC3,US8,USC39,USC63)

To list all the awesome prizes I'd love to win would take forever, check out the list here, for yourself!!


Be sure to enter my current giveaway,HERE, a bag from High Sierra Sport.

So, join in the Ultimate Blog Party 2010 & party on, bloggers!!

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  1. Hay Claire, I am so glad you stopped by my blog. I am following you now too. I love Vita-Top chocolate chip muffins (or ugly cupcakes) :) -Pippi

  2. Love the cake pops! I tried them a few weeks and they all fell apart...oops!

    Can't wait to see the new direction your blog is headed!

  3. Just stopping by from the UBP at Five Minutes for Mom. I love your site and am subscribing to your RSS feed. I would appreciate it if you visited my blog and did the same! I'm looking forward to reading more and getting to know you better.

    The Healthy Moms

  4. I like you. You're random like me. I'm following you now! Blog on you crazy diamond! (random music quote there for ya)

  5. Hey Claire!

    OMG! You are too funny! I look forward to getting to know you!


  6. Ok now my face hurts from laughing. This has been the best post I've seen at the party so far. Great job.

  7. Nice to meet you. Wow, Cape Coral, huh? I lived in North Fort Myers for 16 years! :) Looks like we're battling to go to Florida. :p

  8. OMG, Claire, you had me snorting with laughter with the party talk but I almost spewed my coffee when I clicked on the toothy vaginas link and I saw the Dill Doe. You are definitely my kind of woman. BTW, if you like twisted, non-PC humor, check out the Gnome In The Closet post on my blog.

    Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you around. BTW, if you need any blog design help, I can help if you are planning to stay on blogger.

  9. Stopping by via the Ultimate Blog Party! My blog is still growing an changing too.

  10. Hello,
    Happy partying.
    It's nice being here!
    Wishing you all the best!

  11. I'm here for the UBP. Nice to meet you. I totally dig your sense of humor. I'm your newest follower.

  12. you are funny! Good luck with the new domain and everything!

  13. Hi, Claire! Dropping by from UBP10. Will be following. You crack me up! lol

    Have a GREAT weekend!

  14. oh those cake balls look yummy!! Happy early birthday to your almost-two-year old!

    thanks for stopping by and for your comment! :)

  15. Stopping by from UBP2010

    Thanks for the cake ball recipe! I've been dying to try it since I first heard about them from a friend a few months ago.

  16. Hello! It is so nice to meet you. My name is Andrea and too sometimes talk without thinking first which results in me putting my foot in my mouth quite often. Good thing I always have clean feet, LOL.

    I hope you'll come by and say hello.

  17. haha you are hilarious! Stopping by from the UBP list, but I will be coming back!

  18. You sound really fun. Can't wait to read more.

    Come check out my blog at

  19. Hey! Happy UBP! Great blog, funny as hell!

  20. You may have just become my new favorite!!

    "Snorting cocaine off of a hookers ass" omigod that is fantastic!

    We made those damn cake ass really appreciated it! ;-)

  21. Hey, you're amusing! Found you by the UBP list, but I am adding you to my Envy list...I am a new blogger, so it's pretty short....

  22. Dropping in to join your party. Cake balls look awesome...may just have to give them a try:)

  23. I am like you, I am a mom and I blog, but I am not a mommy blogger. I don't do giveaways. I don't have contests. I just write what I'm thinking or doing or yanno, whatever.... Hope you can stop by.


  24. A fellow Jack of all trades gal - love it! I'm like you - I was totally intimidated by the UBP last year and now I'm sad I missed all the fun! Will have to give your recipe a spin - looks yummy!

  25. I LOVE the name of your blog. Have a good time partying with UBP10. Stop by if you get a chance And see what we have to help you Stop Drop and Relax. Visit out store at and Prepare To Be Pampered.

  26. I'm gonna try those cake balls. Your blog is beautifully designed.

    Hi! This is my first time visiting. I surfed in from 5 Minutes for Mom. Looking forward to getting to reading more as we go. If you'd like to read it, my Ultimate Blog Party 2010 post can be found at Dayngrous Discourse. I hope you'll surf on over and say hello.

  27. ha ha ha I'm cracking up at your intro! glad I stopped by. Just became a follower. Can't wait to read more and see where you lead your blog!

  28. I love the title of your blog. Have a great day!

  29. There are so many blogs linked up that right now I'm just scanning and the title of your blog was so cute it caused me to come on in for the party....but your post wasn't clear or not...there is free liquor right?

  30. Great to meet you! I'll definitely be back. Thanks for the recipes and I hope you win something!

  31. Ok, you have totally cracked me up, so I think I'll stick around. Nice to meet you!


  32. Hi there - just stopping in from the UBP!

  33. Cake balls? OMG!!! Those look incredible! Hi! :) I found you through 5 Minutes for Mom. Good luck in the contest!

  34. Ha ha! Love your spunk. And what IS with all the cake balls in the blogosphere?

    Party on!

  35. I don't think muffins are ugly cupcakes... I think they're not-as-delicious cupcakes. But I like them anyway.

  36. I've seen those cake balls on Bakerella but never made any. Now I'm tempted to. I have ADD too and I usually manage pretty well...unless you count the times I've completely forgotten I was cooking and caught my kitchen on fire. I won't tell you how many times, exactly, but several. I am a danger; someone should just bring me Chinese daily. Great meeting you; hope you have a blast at the UBP.

  37. Hi I'm clicking on random blogs from the thousands on the ultimate blog party and I'm loving reading so many new and different blogs. Nice to meet you.

    My mouth is watering reading your blog.

  38. Your blog name drew me over here from the UBP :) Nice to "meet" you :) Nothing can stop the US Air Force ;)

  39. Your blog looks nice...popped over from UBP. The cake balls recipe sounds tasty. Am sure that my boys would like these. Have a fun time blog hopping!

  40. I've been blog hopping all morning...good night is it afternoon. Loving the UBP...stumbled on you from someone else's blog and now following based on your blogs name alone.

  41. What a great post. I made peanut butter cake balls a month or so ago. They were so good.

  42. Stopping by from UBP and I'm so pleased to have found you! Cake Balls sound good! I'm going to scroll back up and follow you on Google Friends.

    If you get a minute, stop by for my Blog Party and Gift for UBP ($125.00 value).


  43. I need to make those cake balls! I'll celebrate anti-panty with you too...that's the thing I hate most about needing to do to go outta the house! :)

    Hope you are having fun at the UBP!

    Jenni ("Miss Tutu")
    My UBP blog post: How to Make a Tutu blog - hope you will stop by and say hi! :) and Mom Blogger $100 Cash Contest

  44. Ha! I think I belong here. I'm not sure if it was the cocaine or the fact that you think it's not appropriate talk for a mom blog... it's not? Glad I found you!

  45. Hello :) I enjoyed your post! I am now a follower. Happy UBP.

  46. OH YUM! those cake balls sound sooo good right now! Happy party week hun!

  47. Nice to meet you. Thanks for making me laugh this evening! :)

  48. I am a fellow partier! are hysterical. Can I follow you? I need good laughs. Those cake balls look so fun. I am so dong that with my kids. Feel free to pop in

  49. Stopping by from UBP. You have a nice blog. Good Writer.

    Please stop by my blog sometime

  50. you are cracking me up! Muffins Just Ugly Cupcakes? AWESOME!
    I'll admit I am a little afraid to click on some of the links to things you find funny, I'm not quite as wild as you, but I can appreciate it!
    stopping by from UBP of course.

  51. Popping in from the UBP...great blog! Come visit me too! lumpsonablog

    I'll be back & look forward to reading more!

  52. I think... I love you :)

  53. Good stuff - my husband will be excited that I have a recipe for balls.
    rach62803@yahoo dot com

  54. Stopping by from UBP. Nice to "meet" you.

  55. I just wanted to say Hi! I've never been to your blog before but I like your views. I too have gotton "trapped" into the giveaway blog syndrom to try to build my numbers! I am visiting all the people from the Ultimate BLog party that are on the "Not Family Friendly list!" Come and visit Still blonde after all these Years at . We are giving away Some awesome frames from Ceiva valued at $248 in celebration of the Ultimate Blog Party!

    Also, at the Blog Party Prize Page, I am giving away a prize. A $450 Foot and Calf massager! Read about it here on my blog:

    Claire, please come visit and talk about your blog, either at my blog or my facebook page:

  56. Inappropriate humor. I've been accused .. no, lying there, sorry. I've been convicted of such a thing.
    And yes, they are just ugly cupcakes. I have the t-shirt to prove it. But not the panties; which wouldn't matter if it were Friday anyway, right?

    Sorry, what day is this?
    Here for the mama party. Pull out the ritas and limes.

  57. Just stopping over from UBP to say Hi..that recipe looks wonderful..I love the PW:)

  58. Glad to meet you! Interesting blog! I never know what day it is, either! Nor do I much care!

  59. You had me at toothy vagina... I am your newest follower from UBP. Hope you can stop by and visit.

  60. Hi Claire! Your blog looks like it'll be a lot of fun to read! I'm now a follower. If you have time, please check out my blog!

  61. Can i assume you are skipping the panties now when you surf the forums? ROFL


  62. Hi there! Nice to meet you! I'm stopping in via UBP. I enjoyed reading your blog, you are soo funny! I'll be sure to come back!

    I hope you can stop by our blog: is a mom owned newly launched site.

    Have a beautiful day

  63. Hi from UBP the balls look delicious and Im using that recipe this weekend... feel free to stop by my newbie blog

  64. another UBPartier here! What the heck are toothy vaginas??? i must go back and click the link.

    good luck winning!


  65. Love your blog!

    Stopping by from the UBP! I hope you are having a great week.

    Pop on over if you get a chance, I'm having a $50 Amazon Gift Card giveaway. It ends April 16th.

  66. Hi Claire
    Glad to meet you. I found you on the UBP. Good for you for being yourself and saying what you think! Stop by my party at
    Thanks, Anna from Motherly Law

  67. Stopping in for the UBP...nice to meet you! I enjoyed reading your the idea of Anti Panty Friday! LOL!

  68. Yummy!! So sad to see the party end,but glad I stopped by your blog! Have a great weekend!

  69. Thanks for stopping by my blog for UBP10! Your little guys are adorable!

    I'm in awe of you for tandem nursing, oh my goodness! I think being an IBCLC would be an awesome job.

    Your cake ball recipe looks delicious!

  70. Creative blog!! I'm visiting from UBP! I invite you to come over and become a follower....PLEASE!! Am I desperate mom for blog friends?...YES! :) Happy Friday to you!!

  71. I love the title of your blog. Adorable! I am here for the UBP and now am prepared to take a peak around. Thanks! ... don't mind me.


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