Monday, April 24, 2017

All About the Benjamins 2015 1st Birthday Giveaway

Freebie Alert!

Today is the last chance to enter the All About the Benjamins 2015 1st Birthday GiveawayEnter now for your chance to win a batch of handmade birthday cards, like those pictured! Simply click the link, enter your name and email, like our Facebook page (if you have one) and submit our entry. Don't miss out on the last of the birthday celebrations, it takes less than 1 minute to enter. 
Winner will be announced tomorrow! Good luck!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Happy 1st Birthday, All About the Benjamins!

Join me in celebrating All About the Benjamins 2015 1st Birthday! What a year it has been. I've written 75 (almost 76 posts) and had 18,000 visitors. Between the posts, Ross and I have travelled to Orlando, San Francisco, Chicago, and (that's almost 12,000 miles roundtrip)! My hottest posts have been my recipes, which have taken a turn for the natural and organic in the more recent future.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

No Bake Beer Can Cake for the Beginner "Baker"

April is a month of birthdays in the Benjamin house. We started the month celebrating Ross' 29th birthday and we'll round it out celebrating All About the Benjamins 2015's 1st birthday tomorrow. Needless to say, I've been busy making cakes to cut into for the all of the celebrations. But not to worry, you do not need to be a master pastry chef to make this cake. Follow my easy instructions for a No Bake Beer Can Cake to wow your guests and guests of honor, in minutes, not hours!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Earning Cashback Online and In-Store Like a Pro

No savvy shopper heads to the store without their coupons (or coupon app), so they also shouldn't shop without redeeming the hottest cashback offers as well. Cashback websites and apps are available everywhere you look. Some offer points, others offer percent back and others offer dollars back. Some trade out to gift cards for future purchases, others to PayPal. There are so many cashback sites available that it's silly to shop without them, but how do you keep them straight and find the best offers? I've test driven a few of the hottest sites to find out who has the deepest pockets and the best turnaround. Here are my favorites. Sign up now using my unique referal links to earn us both bonuses when you complete your first purchase! When you fall in love, pass your referral link onto your own friends and family for more bonuses!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Blueberry Spinach Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

As I wrote back in March, I have been experiencing this mysterious pain and pressure in my left eye since early December, similar to a black eye. With Advil (an anti-inflammatory), some research and a change in my diet to include anti-inflammatory foods, it is better but not cured. To help ease the discomfort, every Sunday I prep a week's worth of smoothies in a set of mason jars to dump into the blender every morning and haul with me to work. This week's lineup includes my recent "Blueberry Spinach Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie". There are a handful of fruits, veggies and spices with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which include (but are not limited to)
  • Turmeric 
  • Ginger
  • Grapefruit
  • Spirulina
  • Pineapple
  • Papaya
  • Leafy greens including arugula, kale and spinach 
  • Blueberry
  • Green Tea