Goodbye Mama Bee Does, a new chapter in life brings a new blog name- A Blender Mom

Blogs change all the time. Some for the better- some not so much. I’m hoping this change for me puts me in the success stories category. This blog was started on Blogspot in 2007. I was coupon clipping mama b back then. Then I abandoned the blogspot ship for Word Press and re-branded as Thrifty… [Continue Reading]

Special announcement we have- May the 4th be with us #babyannouncement #StarWarsDay

It’s Star Wars day. May the 4th be with us. Jersey Boy and I have an announcement we have been excitedly awaiting to share with everyone today… Oh sith! A bump in the force there has been! Pregnant I am. The reaction from my 8 year old at the end of the video had us… [Continue Reading]

star wars baby announcement

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles pizza cake

Before taking a trip last weekend I had a cake order for a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cake to make for a sweet little girl that we had the pleasure of meeting in my youngest sons kindergarten class. She was also on the basketball team and track team with my son. I wanted her to… [Continue Reading]

tennage mutant ninja turtles TMNT cake

Pinterest Pin worthy? Vinegar and Dawn DIY tub cleaner

I saw a pin on Pinterest where she used hot white vinegar and Dawn to clean the tub. She let it set an hour or two and then wiped it down. Clean tub with no scrubbing? Yes please! So I got around to trying this out a couple weeks ago. So is this pin really… [Continue Reading]

"vinegar and Dawn DIY tub cleaner"

Want a workout but can’t afford the gym? Try no cost BeFit workouts

I have a few workout DVDs that I use. I have Biggest Loser, Jillian Michaels, Walk Away the Lbs., Lindsay Brin DVDs but still I like to keep things mixed up and not doing the same workouts week after week. Towards the end of my Shaklee 180 journey I came across BeFit. Lionsgate BeFit is… [Continue Reading]

"BeFit free workout videos"

Baby bump cake

I had made baby rump cakes before but this was a first for a baby bump cake. I have a lot of cake pans that I could use for the belly and bust shapes, it took me a good while to decide on which ones to use. I decided on some of my oven proof…  Continue Reading

Easy chocolate peanut butter balls recipe

I can remember the first time making chocolate peanut butter balls with my Nana. I was in the third grade and a Brownie (in Girl Scouts) and we had to make a treat to take to a meeting. My grandma taught me how to make peanut butter balls. To you Yankees they are probably known…  Continue Reading

$100 Bed Bath & Beyond giveaway

How about a giveaway to start out the new year? We have teamed up with some other bloggers and UnitedHealthcare to offer a $100 giveaway! I know there are a lot of ideas I could bring to life with $100 to Bed Bath & Beyond. Do you have a Health Savings Account (HSA)? Do you…  Continue Reading

How to make a masquerade or mardi gras mask cake topper #wilton

This mardi gras mask cake design was for a cake I made for my Nana’s 71st birthday. I knew the design I wanted for her cake was mardi gras so I went to Pinterest and searched for mardi gras mask cake. I came across many cakes that served as inspiration for my cake. I wanted…  Continue Reading

Edible chocolate chip cookie dough recipe

Growing up, were you allowed to lick the spoon, bowl, or spatula after mom or grandma made cake batter or cookie dough? Yes, it’s not safe but some (if not many) of us did it anyways. If you enjoy the taste of raw chocolate chip cookie dough then this is a SAFE recipe for y’all….  Continue Reading