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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Talking Tom TWEETY FIESTA!!! #TomGoldRun


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El Gato is out of the bag and BB's ready to party con el!

Join Bloggin Mamas & Talking Tom as we host the #TomGoldRun Twit­ter Party on Thursday, 7–21-16 at 9p EST/6pm PST! We’ll be chatting about the new Talking Tom Gold Run App.

Date: Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Time: 9:00–10:00pm EST / 6:00–7:00pm PST

Hash­tag: #TomGoldRun

Pre­sented by: @TalkingTomCat and @BlogginMamas

Sponsored by: @Outfit7

Mod­er­a­tors: Eng­lish– @HeLoEnterprises Span­ish– @BBabushka

Co-Hosts: @EnzasBargains @HaveSippy @BabySavers @DonnaHup @MamasMission

Panelists: @CoolChillMom @MommyPowers

About the App

Outfit7, the entertainment company behind the hugely successful Talking Tom and Friends franchise breaks ground today on two fronts: surpassing the 4.5 billion download mark, making it one of the most downloaded app franchises worldwide, and launching Talking Tom Gold Run. Outfit7’s new “go for the gold” game immerses players in a way that goes above and beyond the routine of a runner mechanic game, giving players a reason to run. Stunning graphics and intricately designed worlds, boosters, and incentives let players experience an ongoing story through the eyes of Talking Tom and the gang.


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Dur­ing the Twit­ter Party there will be a chance to win one of the fol­low­ing prizes by answer­ing var­i­ous ques­tions about Talking Tom. Win­ners will be selected at ran­dom from all eli­gi­ble entries.

Grand Prize

One (1) iPad Air with preloaded Talking Tom and Friends apps (value $399.00)

First Prize

One (1) voucher for Talking Tom and Friends online store in the amount of $75.00 (value $75.00)


Three (3) vouchers for Talking Tom and Friends online store in the amount of $25.00 (value $25.00 each)

RSVP Prize

One (1) voucher for Talking Tom and Friends online store in the amount of $50.00 (value $50.00)

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Buena Suerte Beautifuls!


Monday, July 18, 2016

Christmas in July a la BB. Mixing Cultures #mixinmoments !

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All opinions are Babushka’s alone. #mixinmoments #CollectiveBias


HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!

Cuando Babushka first heard of “Christmas in July” she thought it was the coolest thing ever!!  Y si, pun intended.  Why not cool off in summer and share gifts and good feelings mid year?? And what better way is there to cool off than with ice cream, and what is better at giving good feelings than baked goods-especialmente cookies y brownies!! Felizmente BB knew just where to get the mixes for those cookies y brownies, y pa' ya fui.

Walmart Nestle Tollhouse Baking Mix Cookies Brownies Butterfinger Chocolate Morsels

Being raised in Miami, by Cuban parents, our Christmases and Julys were usually very warm and tropical, so BB just had to combine both cultures, good 1st Generation CubanAmerican that she is. Therefore, Babushka’s contribution to this occasion is an ice cream cake, with brownies,cookie, and mango filling. BB feels the love and sees your smiles from here.

IceCream Cake a la BB Ingredients Nestle Tollhouse Baking Mix Mango

Ahora, like all good comida, the base has to be good, por lo tanto, non other than NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Mix for BB. Porque you can’t beat the classics, but you can sure put a twist on them, and that’s exactamente what they did with these new desserts. So, considerando they’ve been doing the baking biz for 75 años, Babushka used their mix and expertise to help her make this twist on a classic too.

Ellos tienen 4 excelente mixes-

This is a 3 step ice cream cake with cookies, brownies, ice cream, mangoes y whipped cream.  The two mixes used were Nestle® TollHouse® Cookies & More w/Butterfingers and Brownies & More with chocolate Morsels. Y creame when BB says it took all her willpower not to eat the mix ins straight from the caja!!

Nestle Tollhouse Baking Mix Butterfinger Cookies Brownies

Box of Brownies 
Box of Cookies
Ice Cream -Softened
Whipped Cream

Exact measurements? Now you know BB's a Cuban Grandmother so everything is "a la vista", pero appxs. Have been added in the steps.

Step 1- make the brownies and cookies. Cut the brownies in half/thin and crumble cookies.

Nestle Tollhouse Baking Mix  Brownies with chocolate morsels

Step 2- start layering the different ingredients.

Nestle Tollhouse Baking Mix Cookies Brownie Icecream cake

Here BB took a brownie half then put appx 1/2 cup softened icecream then a crumbled cookie for each layer. The middle layer was enhanced with one mango slice cut into thirds. 

Make sure the bottom and top brownie layer are the flat halves of the brownies you made. Babushka used an 8x8 baking pan and from that made 3 individual ice cream cakes from 2 brownies that were sliced halfway, making it a 3 level cake. Had two levels of vanilla and one of chocolate. Also, to keep the layers together, a mini loaf pan lined with aluminum foil was used- it helps maintain the form as well as giving space to add more ice cream to the sides. You now put the cake into the freezer until it is completely frozen.

Step 3- Add whip cream around cake and decorate!!

Nestle Tollhouse Baking Mix Brownies Cookies Ice Cream Cake

And the final nota?


If you think there were any leftovers.

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May your Crisma in Julio keep you Cool y Contentas.


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Culturally Quirky #Tallahassee Tour #BBTallysItUp #iHeartTally Day 3

This tour was sponsored by +visittally . Opinions and totally great time are all BB's.

Tallahassee_Florida _#BBTallysItUp _#iHeartTally _LeMoyne_ Art _Segway_ Canopy Road Cafe

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!

So another full day of activities were planned for us, and Babushka's beginning to understand why she so loves living UpNorthInTheSouth.  They eat as much as Cubanos!!  Es mas, I'd say for breakfast they even beat us.  De veras.  Don't think that's possible?  Look at this menu- a whole side dedicated to desayuno. AND ALL OF IT GOOD!!!  No wonder they have more than one location.

Canopy Road Restaurant Tallahassee Florida Breakfast Chicken and Waffles

Si, Babushka tried all those pictured and gives them a definite ESO!!!

Canopy Road Cafe
2202 NE Capital Circle

Those gals at Visit Tallahassee know their stuff, 'cause we wuz stuffed. 
Felizmente our next stop had us on our feet digesting art and the hearty breakfast.

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One of the treasures of Tallahassee, The LeMoyne Center for Visual Arts was founded in 1963 to be a gallery of fine arts and to be a place for art education activities in North Florida.  Turns out, it's one of the top 100 art festivals in the nation! Housed in an 1854 Antebellum home, it houses a gallery, sculpture garden, and year long art classes.  PLUS members of BB's beloved TWAM have portrayed Jacques LeMoyne, the artist the center is named after. On the day we visited we enjoyed the "Side By Side" exhibit by Debby and Randy Brienen.

Listen to museum Director Ann Kozeliski as she shares the history and the current activities the center has, and how it's goal is "to get art into the hands of the people". The growing popularity and fama LeMoyne is having attests that they're doing it right!

Recognize the place in the painting?  Wakulla Spgs Lodge, de BB's home town.

And then Beautifuls, then came THIS.

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That was Babushka's reaction when they said we were going to go on a Segway.
 To which BB said, "No way!"

Pero you know that's blah,blah, because Babushka will try anything once, twice to make sure...
but a little convincing did have to happen...

Some instruction via Tim Nettles, owner of Tallahassee Segway Tours gives a demo to calm our nerves.  The plan was to start at Cascades Park, then go to the Smokey Hollow Commemoration.

So... Did BB actually learn to ride a Segway??

Not only did she ride it Beautifuls, but was zipping all through Tallahassee turning heads!  This was one of the best tours, because not only did we see sights, we were quite the sight ourselves.  We covered a lot of ground in an hour. The Capitol, Railroad Square, College Town, and many other points of interest, all with fascinating facts shared by third generation Tallahassee Tim.  

Though it isn't strenuous, Babushka will stress that it's strictly a straight standing stance and you will feel it once you dismount. Would BB ride a Segway again?  JU SO FONII!!!  She's looking forward to it and is even organizing a publicity tour for TWAM on Segways.  They're fun, "get you around town" attention getters that everyone should try at least once.

Tallahassee Segway Tours
1500 S. Monroe St  (850) 385-6376
Feibu: Tallahassee Segway Tours

And here Beautifuls, BB will rest this post, y como day 2, divide Dia 3 into two parts.
 Porque 12+ hours makes for an eventful day, but too long a blogpost. 

; )

Until Part 2,


 #BBTallysItUp Feibu Photo Album

Monday, July 11, 2016

BB Twofer- @Drop_price & $150 @Target #Giveaway !!


HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!

A BB Twofer that is sure to please. You have the power to lower the prices and also a chance to win a $150 Target GC. Babushka can hear those "ESO"s from here!  So, let's get on with the info verdad?

Dropprice is an innovative startup that rewards moms for being social. Essentially, they empower moms to drop prices of kids & baby products with a click. The price continues dropping as more moms click “Drop the price”. Every week new promotions are launched and moms drop prices by sharing them on social media. See the chart below to understand the power moms have and how important it is to share with other moms.


In today’s promotion for the GUND Philbin Bear, it started out at $30.00 and for each mom that clicks, the price drops a bit. The price will continue to drop for each mom that participates.

You can choose to share on social media to get more moms to click “Drop the price”, or you can “Buy Now” at the current price. Keep in mind that when the price gets low, they usually sell out and you will no longer have the chance to buy that item. As an added bonus every item on Dropprice ships for free!

Do you want to give it a try? This is such a fun and exciting way for moms to save lots of money by collaborating with each other. If you would like to have a chance to win a $150 Target gift card, you can experience dropping the price by following the instructions below.

Giveaway: Win a $150 Target Gift Card

All you have to do is help moms drop the price of this GUND Bear and you will be entered to win a $150 Target gift card. Just click “Drop the price” on the entry form below for a chance to win. For even more entries, share it on your social media networks via the entry form — every time one of your friends also clicks to drop the price, you’ll automatically receive additional giveaway entries!

This giveaway ends on 7/26/2016; you must be a US Resident and be 18 years or older to enter. Winners are randomly selected and contacted via email; the winners will be listed at the top of the entry form when the giveaway ends.

Feliz Clicking and Buena Suerte Beautifuls!!

Oh, and if you think BB's letting this one go by,



Thursday, July 7, 2016

#Florida 's ABLE and Ready - Are You? #DisabilitySavings #ABLEUnited

The following blog post is sponsored by ABLE United through a Bloggin' Mamas campaign.
Y como siempre, as always, opinions stated belong to BB.

Florida ABLE Act  Disability Savings
La Princesa will be able to save for her future now without penalty.
Babushka not want to be part of that?

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!
BB is so excited to tell you about the newest way we can help our loved ones. As of July 1 of this year, residents of Florida who have been disabled at 26 years or younger now can apply for “The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, which authorizes states to create tax-free savings accounts for individuals with disabilities.

The ABLE Act
The Stephen Beck, Jr. Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, a federal law enacted in December 2014, authorizes each state to establish a program that offers tax-free savings and investment options to encourage individuals with a disability and their families to save private funds to support health, independence, and quality of life.

Money contributed to an account in one of these programs is generally disregarded when determining eligibility for federal benefit programs, such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid.

Save up to $14,000 per year – individually or with help from family and friends.”

So what does this mean Beautifuls?  It means children like my granddaughter La Princesa can have a better chance for her future.  Part of the burdens parents of disabled children face is worrying about their child’s mañana, especially when they become adults and are on their own.  The ABLE Act can help alleviate this.  A savings account that can be contributed to by various people (como abuelas) that aren’t held against their current disability income y ayuda.  How wonderful is that?  AND, YA ERA HORA!!!


So who is eligible?

  • Florida Residents
  • Have a qualifying disability with onset before age 26

Qualifying Disabilities-
The Internal Revenue Service categorizes eligible disabilities as follows:

Developmental Disorders: Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Asperger’s Disorder, Developmental delays and learning disabilities
Intellectual Disability: May be reported as mild, moderate, or severe intellectual disability
Psychiatric Disorders: Schizophrenia, Major depressive disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Anorexia Nervosa, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD), Bipolar Disorder
Nervous Disorders: Blindness, Deafness, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Spina Bifida, Juvenile-onset Huntington’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Severe sensorineural hearing loss,
Congenital cataracts

Congenital Anomalies: Chromosomal abnormalities, including Down Syndrome; Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Xeroderma Pigmentosum, Spinal muscular atrophy, Fragile X Syndrome, Edwards Syndrome

Respiratory Disorders: Cystic Fibrosis
Other: Includes Tetralogy of Fallot, Hypoplastic left heart syndrome, End-stage liver disease, Juvenile-onset rheumatoid arthritis, Sickle cell disease, Hemophilia, and any other disability not listed.

Come pueden ver,, it’s quite a comprehensive list and there are going to be many happy families,
starting with Babushka’s!

If you or someone you know could use this program please share it.  


P.S.  Babushka had the distinct pleasure of attending the press conference in the state capitol building in Tallahassee.  Video is posted on my Feibu pagina.  

Friday, July 1, 2016

Culturally Quirky Tallahassee, Day 2 Pt.2 #BBTallysItUp #iHeartTally

Gracias to +Visit Tallahassee for hosting this mini staycation.  
Opinions and crazy comments are all Babushkas.

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!

 Architecture and Archives,History of Florida and History of Craft Beer,Beanz for Lunch,with an Illuminating Dinner and then ending the noche by a Campfire Cantando the Blues.

That's how BB started the last post, and it ended by saying we were going to see the History of Florida after lunch. Bueno, let's end the suspense. Babushka was speaking of...


None other than BB's beloved Mission San Luis!! Si, been there many times y hope to go many times more; each time's a new adventure with new stories to see and learn.  And when you're being escorted by the Spanish Deputy Gobernador Jacinto Roque Perez himself, you know there were going to be plenty of stories.


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A 5 minute video- in full length there's 48 minutos...

Host, Hispano, y Politico...  Ya tu sabes!!!

Mission San Luis is an actual site where Indians and Spaniards lived together, raising families and keeping the English at bay.  As you can see by the pictures, the re-enacters are quite knowledgeable and thanks to that and the natural beauty of the land, one truly feels transported to 1703.

Mission San Luis
2100 W Tennessee Street, (850) 487-3711

Re-energized from a visit con mi gente, off we went to a place Sweetie would love.

Craft Beer Brewery Proof Brewing Co. Tallahassee Florida

Que ambiente mas lindo, the relaxed attitude here says much for their staff and their beer.  Proof Brewing Co. specializes in "craft beer". That's beer made with care,originality, a true craft.  Listen as Regional Sales Director, Alan Truesdell gives us an explanation of the process. 

Proof Brewery
644 McDonnell Drive, (850) 577-051 

Ahora estaba picando el hambre, a little bit of the tummy tug was starting, 
so our next stop was another electic/electric taste bud treat. 


The Edison Restaurant. Y si, pun was intended.

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The Edison truly does have an electrifying history.  

"In 1921, the City of Tallahassee built The City Electric Building to serve the growing population and its demand for electricity. The plant converted coal into gas, providing lighting and heat for the city’s residents. Serving as the power plant for both electricity and gas, you could often find a line of people waiting outside the building to pay their monthly utility bills up until the mid-1950s." directly from The Edison's site, they explain and show pics of the original and how they converted it while still maintaining much of the original structure.

If you ask BB now what we ate, no hay manera she could tell you. Pero Chef John Minas "se lo comio" as we say in Cubaneo, and "Lo comimos"- TODO. We ate it ALL. In reality, we were so stuffed, we wanted to go to the back of The Edison to digest the comida and the great outdoor amenities y view. If you can't see the waterfall turning colors up above, go to the original Instagram post to enjoy it. Belleza.

The Edison
470 Suwannee Street, 
(850) 765-9771

Pero, it was time to go to the last stop of the night.


Babushka had no clue- ni idea this existed in Tallahassee.  Not only does it exist, but it's part of a historical legacy, the Mississippi Blues Trail. Part of the charm of the Bradfordville Blues Club is its location.  You have to really want to be there to get there. Honestamente, BB thought the guide had too long of a night and had lost her way or had forgotten how to get there, that's how out of the way and backwoods this is.  Pero the "too long of a night"?  Energizing and feeling like a fun family reunion, the excited anticipation of our host Laura was contagious.  Listen to her background info and then live the night via video; Babushka promises you too will want to bailar under the stars.

Tampa Bay Times reporter Ben Montgomery  wrote an excelente post about the BBC, capturing its corazon and a bit of its historia. The article- Bradfordville Blues Club in woods near Tallahassee a soulful secret . Pero si quieres a full out verbal history, listen on as owner Gary Anton tells it his way.


Bradfordville Blues Club
7152 Moses Lane
Feibu: Bradfordville Blues

Musicians in video:
Johnny Sansone w/guest Bill Wharton The Sauce Boss

And that was Day 2, Part 2.  Ya vieron why it was dividido into 2 partes?  Oh My.
Lots verdad?? Pero BB not wanting to visit any of those???


Can't wait to show you what Dia 3 had in store for us.


P.S.  For those who missed Part I 
Culturally Quirky Tallahassee, Day 2 #BBTallysItUp #iHeartTally |