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]

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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"

100+ strawberry recipes & @Rubbermaid FreshWorks giveaway #ad #FreshWorksFreshness

This FreshWorks and strawberry recipes post is sponsored by SheSpeaks/Rubbermaid. All of the strawberry patches in my area have started posting on social media that they are open for the season. My crew loves strawberries but with the kids all here on different days of the week we can’t all make it to the pick…  Continue Reading

Wedding planning, there’s Groupon coupons for that

This budget bride post is sponsored by Groupon coupons. If you’ve been following me on the blog or social media for a while you know that Jersey Boy and I are getting married this summer. I’ve been a frugal gal for a while now and wedding planning is no different. I try to save where…  Continue Reading

A week of vitamin sea- where to stay in Myrtle Beach #happyguest @vacationmb

I have always had a place in my heart for Myrtle Beach. When ever I get to a point that I need a recharge on my life I head to the ocean. When the kids talk about vacations it usually includes a suggestion for the beach. I’ve been making trips to Myrtle Beach since I…  Continue Reading

Watching my pregnancy body go down the drain

This post is in partnership with Roto-Rooter. Opinions of the brand and products are my own. My baby girl is 4 months old all ready. My baby belly is working it’s way back down and my body as a whole is becoming my own once again. As a new Mom, some days, I feel like…  Continue Reading

Mama and me- single mom success #ad #SingleParentsDay

She put up with a lot from him. Thrown furniture, physical and verbal abuse, fights, uncertainty of a good day much less a good future. She eventually made a choice for her self and her newborn. She chose to get away from him. She chose to work her ass off on her own. She chose…  Continue Reading