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"

2016 Holiday Gift Guide submissions now open

I wasn’t sure if I would do a gift guide this year with the baby due any day now but I have received many emails lately asking if I was doing a holiday gift guide and if I would feature products in the guide so here we are letting y’all know that yes A Blender…  Continue Reading

Halloween costume & party supplies from Oriental Trading #orientaltrading

In one week I will be hosting a Halloween/ Nightmare Before Christmas themed baby shower. When I first shared the invitation I created with some online friends I received mixed reviews on the theme I had chosen for my baby shower. I get that not everyone participates in celebrating Halloween but at our house we…  Continue Reading

Easy breakfast casserole recipe

Sometimes we need a little variety come breakfast time on the weekends. During the week we do the quick breakfasts, cereal, muffins, pop tarts, and sometimes the kids eat breakfast at the school cafeteria. The weekends are more slow paced in the mornings (some times) so I like to actually make breakfast. My favorite breakfast…  Continue Reading

Takeout at home- crock pot Chinese beef and broccoli recipe

I love when I can find a take out fake out recipe to make at home and even more so when it can be put together in the crock pot and do all the cooking work for me. I don’t have to stand at the counter to prep or at the stove waiting and watching…  Continue Reading

Starting over again- our baby must haves for baby number 3

After being married once, having my two boys, and then getting divorced I felt like I was done. I was done with love. I was done with the thought and desire to have more children. Then I met Proud Geek Daddy and we are now in the last 10 weeks of my pregnancy countdown to…  Continue Reading