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Monday, July 27, 2015

#Hispz15 - 4 months later and Still Recuperating

This is a recap of  Hispanicize 2015.
 Like all conferences/fiestas there were goodies,swag,promo items given out. 
HOWEVER, no matter how BUENISIMO the regalitos were, 
Babushka is still Babushka and is stating mis sentimientos. 

Hispanicize Miami 2015 Latino

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!

Hispanicize 2015- the 4th Hispanicize conference/event BB attends. 
It has been 4 months, 10 days since that week and Babushka still glazes over when she thinks of it.  Quee? 
You think the infamous Cuban exageracion is working here??  JU SO FONII!!! 
Obviously you've never attended a Hispanicize event.  This was Babushka's 4th year going. 

A little sample of the pace-


In that chiquitico, 15 second Instagram video slide show you saw:
Los Pichy Boys, Vive Mejor, Coca Cola, Target, Olay,Orgullosa, Founder Manny Ruiz in one of the many excellent sitdown meals, LatinaMomBlog now rebranded as DiMe Media,Kelley Blue Book, Nespresso Love, Amanda DufauDisney World Resorts, Home Depot, Project Enye, Florida Blue, Rebtel, Hasbro,Sprint,Aspira, WellsFargo, AEM, Janie Flores&Erica Chao, McDonalds,Don Francisco, Juana La Iguana and al final a very happy and grateful Babushka who can't believe how Blessed she's been to have done so many things thanks to blogging.

BB's said it before and will forever say and be grateful to the Hispanicize team,especially to Manny Ruiz for inviting me to BB's first blogger event in 2012.  Yes, it's been 3 years, 4 Hispanicizes, and 15 posts about it- y los que me faltan!!  The first on camera video for Babushka-

The Spanglish esta igual, but BB hopes she's gotten a little bit better in front of the camera.

Ok Beautifuls, let the Vieja dream Si?
jehe  At the very least estoy less stressed about it.

Also less stressed about the Hispanicize 2016 event- even though this one runs 5 days too. 

From April 4 - 8 Miami will be host to "the largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in journalism, blogging, marketing, entertainment and tech entrepreneurship." For the next Hispanicize Sweetie will be accompanying me since he would have been a blogger for over a year.  Can you imagine my laidback Sweetie in the Den of Dizzying Delicias that is Hispanicize?  Don't think there's enough cafe Cubano to bring him up to speed.  Pero that's ok with BB.  This being my 5th Hispanicize, it'll be like visiting distant relatives, catching up on their stories and making some new ones with our actividades. Live, Learn, & Lovely Loot. Si, that about sums up Hispanicize.

 Oh, and por supuesto, es BUENISIMO!!


P.S.  There were many more sponsors,sessions & actividades, pero for 15 seconds y 5 dias de nonstop going, creo que pa' esto post estamos bien.  As my eyes start losing their glazed look, tal vez vendran mas... pa' que vean

P.P.S. And for those curious on prior Hispanicize posts or just want to reminisce with BB-

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Huggies® Little Snugglers Diapers Review by Dr. J

This is a sponsored review of Huggies® Little Snugglers. 
All opinions are BB's, Cristyl's, and Dr. J's.

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!!

If you’ve been following BB on the redes sociales you’ll know I’ve been all over the place.  Unfortunately that’s also true about my postings. Even though his mom @CristylsCorazon knows better, apparently the need was urgent and she opened the box. The samples sent to review the new Huggies® Little Snugglers diapers were opened and used before Babushka even had a chance to photograph my nieto Dr. J in them!!  Felizmente they were worth buying again because Babushka did just that!  

Estos nuevos diapers have been my daughter’s favorite Huggies so far and says the following is true for her and Dr. J:

"o    GentleAbsorb* Liner for a cushiony layer of protection with hundreds of tiny absorbent pillows to help draw mess away from your baby’s delicate skin
o    Cottony-soft inside and out to help keep new baby comfy
o    Wetness indicator lets you know when it’s time to change
o    Flexible, pocketed waistband to help keep in mess
o    Unique stretchy SnugFit* Waistband provides a gentle, secure fit"

huggies diapers dr j cristyls corazon

The Selfie of mom and Dr. J, happy with the Huggies®Little Snuggler Diapers and looking forward to more nights of sound sleeping and no bed wetting leakage. The pañales really do snuggle and hug his bello y bountiful baby booty. EVERYONE gets a good night sleep with these! Don't believe BB? Here is an expert opinion from Dr. J himself!!

There you go Beautifuls. A cuter, drier expert?

Join Babushka y Dr.J on Huggies® Social Media Channels-



Tuesday, July 21, 2015

♪ Dancing & Singing In The Rain ♪ con RanyZany

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!

It’s the rainy season here in Miami. It’s also summer vacation. So what does that combo bring?? Bored kids who are dying to play outside in the rain and madres who’d love to have them do just that! Pero how could you combine those without your children getting soaked and looking like some wet ratoncitos? This was exactamente the conversation My Eldest and Babushka had at the beginning of summer, and once again the S Sisters came through.  The Maravilloso Makers of RanyZany asked if we wanted to do a review of their product. After looking at their website, (because you KNOW Ms. Fashionista La Princesa is particular in her wearings) we quickly said Si!!

A couple of days later we received these, and we all said, SIIIIIIIIII !!!!!!


And what was La Princesa's reaction to the Groovy Galoshes?

If you click on the above link you'll see how much La Princesa enjoyed her rainboots.
They are good quality, easy to put on, did not get stinky and most important for mi nieta, they are CUTISIMOS!!

Her mom, @CristylsCorazon highly recommends them and will be getting more for the other two.

Couldn't have asked for a better pair of raingear to review.  Go ahead and see their complete line Beautifuls, BB's sure you'll find several sets-you'll love. They have matching umbrellas for some of their boots too that estan preciosos. Take advantage of their current free shipping and salvage the summertime sanity of the whole familia when you go out in the rain to bailar y cantar with RanyZany!


P.S. In case BB wasn't clear, this is a review post and the opinions are of La Princesa, her mom-my daughter, and Babushka. 

P.P.S. And if you think it was easy convincing La Princesa to take off her boots...

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Grand Opening of #ULTA in Miami. Bellezas for Beautifuls.

Babusha was invited to write about this event, and will be receiving a nice gift basket. 
Now seeing the goodies found in Ulta I know it's gonna be a great one.  
BB's opinion are always just mine, but she's sure you'll be liking this too.

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!

One of the things BB loves about Miami is the shopping. There are so many tiendas we don't have Up North in The South!  And their grand openings are  igualito to Miami- caliente & overthetop.  First I attended the IKEA opening, which was bellezas for the casa, but now my Beautifuls was a store full of bellezas for YOU! Especially if you're one of the 1st 100 visitors during the Opening Celebration!!

ulta miami grand opening beauty superstore

ULTA is the "largest beauty retailer that provides one-stop shopping for prestige, mass and salon products and salon services in the United States". And they ain't just whislin' La Guantanamera!! Apparently everyone knew this but Babushka, because even arriving 30 mins early (shock verdad?That's how curious BB was) this is what was outside.

Ulta Miami Cosmetics Retail Store

Quite the line verdad?  Once Babushka got inside she could see why.

Ulta Beauty Retailer Cosmetics Styling Tools

Wow and Woah.

The variedad and cantidad of merchandise- they even had a salon!!
And the Grand Opening sales/prices my Beautifuls?

ULTA Miami Store Grand Opening
Can you read the sign behing BB?  $49 for $300 makeup kit case

Si, BB was happy to have visited her first ULTA store, pero esa cara?
Babushka didn't make it to the 1st 100- missed by 2 people!
That's BB's "Determined" face.

Porque if you think I'm not going back to make the top 100-



Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Help them be Understood. Attention Issues & IQ- Wanting the best for ALL our children.


HolaHolaHola My Beautifuls!!

BB's reaching out on behalf of the Ad Council and with tips and resources to help you and your kids prepare for success next fall.

Did your child struggle during the año escolar? Did your child have trouble paying attention, having conversations or finishing projects? Is reading, writing or matematica a struggle? These behaviors and challenges may be due to an undiagnosed learning or attention issue. And no estas sola.

One in five children struggles with issues related to reading, math, writing, focus, and organization, yet many children with learning and attention issues do not have a diagnosis. The adults in their lives often have a hard time understanding their issues due to misconceptions and a lack of information and resources. As a result, children with learning and attention issues often face both academic and social challenges, such as:

Only 68% of students with learning issues graduate with a regular high school diploma.
55% of students with learning and attention issues have had some type of involvement with the criminal justice system within eight years of leaving high school.

Contrary to what many people believe, there is no correlation between learning and attention issues and IQ. With the right strategies and support, these children can succeed in the classroom—and outside of it too.

Understood. Learning & Attention Issues

That’s why I’m reaching out to you on behalf of the Ad Council and, a free, one-stop, easy-to-use online resource and community designed to help parents of children with learning and attention issues.

Understood offers resources and support to parents at all stages of this journey - those who don’t yet know why their child is struggling, as well as to those who have been on this journey for years. Summer can be especially challenging for kids with learning and attention issues because of the change in routine, new social situations, and unusual environments. That’s why resources like can be so helpful – for example helping kids tackle the unique challenges of Events and Outings or creating new routines in your daily summer activities can be the difference between surviving or thriving this summer!
Visit to experience “Through Your Child’s Eyes,” a series of interactive simulations and videos that enable parents to experience firsthand how seemingly simple tasks become complicated when seen through the eyes of a child with reading, writing, math, organization or attention issues.
The You & Your Family section helps families with practical solutions and advice for social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. Having the gift of extra time with your child over the summer means the opportunity to prepare them for the coming school year, as well as engaging in fun family activities.

Communication is key to working with children with attention issues. Check out this video to help you understand the frustration children might experience in school when struggling to communicate:

Additional Resources:

Signs of learning and attention issues

Take These Interactive Quizzes

We could all use a little help Beautifuls. 
Isn't it great to know it's available?


BB donated this post as part of a Social Good campaign in partnership with Bloggin' Mamas and Element Associates. I was not compensated for this post.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

#Ter­mi­na­tor­Genisys TWEETY FIESTA! 6–30-15 at 9p EST


Terminator Genisys Twitter Party Bloggin Mamas

#Ter­mi­na­tor­Genisys Twit­ter Party

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!
Si, He's Back and Bloggin' Mamas has him.

Join Blog­gin Mamas & the @Terminator as we host the #Ter­mi­na­tor­Genisys Twit­ter Party on Tues, 6/30/15 at 9p EST! Join us as we cel­e­brate the new film & talk about the Ter­mi­na­tor franchise.

Date: Tues, June 30, 2015
Time: 9:00–10:00pm EST / 6:00–7:00pm PST
Hash­tag: #TerminatorGenisys
Pre­sented by: @BlogginMamas and @AlliedHispanic
Mod­er­a­tors: Eng­lish– @HeLoEnterprises Span­ish– @BBabushka

When John Con­nor (Jason Clarke), leader of the human resis­tance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese (Jai Court­ney) back to 1984 to pro­tect Sarah Con­nor (Emilia Clarke) and safe­guard the future, an unex­pected turn of events cre­ates a frac­tured time­line. Now, Sgt. Reese finds him­self in a new and unfa­mil­iar ver­sion of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, includ­ing the Guardian (Arnold Schwarzeneg­ger), dan­ger­ous new ene­mies, and an unex­pected new mis­sion: To reset the future…

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

Grand Prizes
2– $100 Gift­card + Movie Promo Item
First Prize
1– $50 Gift­card + Movie Promo Item
2– $25 Gift­card + Movie Promo Item
RSVP Prize
1– $50 Gift­card + Movie Promo Item

Rules: Todos pueden bailar, but only U. S. residents age 18 and over are eligible to enter to win prizes. For complete rules and to RSVP, please visit:

You must RSVP to be eligible to win prizes!


Babushka not be ready for this one? JU SO FONII  
Ordering my Dr. Scholl's right after posting esto!

Nos Vemos Alli- See Y'all there!!


Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Bloggin’ Mamas. However, all opinions expressed are my own, including thoughts in tweets. I am receiving compensation as a co-host for the Terminator Genisys Twitter Party. The sponsor will be responsible for prize fulfillment. This giveaway is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered, or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

#WOW2015 Miami- Women of the World.The Hashtag Says it All.

BB attended this event and of course received swag, 
pero also of course, all stated here are 100% opinioines de Babushka.

Wow2015 Women of the World Miami Event Female Empowerment Training,Networking,Pampering

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!

#WOW2015  The title says it all, but you know Babushka's gotta say more than that!

Women of the World -WoW, took place this March and celebrated its inaugural event in Coral Gables Florida.  BB says inaugural because this must be the first of many. Si, it was THAT GOOD!!

When they advertised this as  "Training, Networking, and Pampering" they weren't just whistlin' La Guantanamera. It also was very inspirational, empowering, and just all out enriching on todo niveles.  Let's start by the attendees.  This was not a blogger conference. Ok Si, of course there were bloggers- we're everywhere, pero tambien in attendance were lawyers, writers, artists, celebrities, entrepreneurs, women from all walks of life and various points in life. We were all there to learn, share, and be pampered. And we definitely accomplished all that and more!

WoW and Woah.

Vieron? Babushka wasn't being Cuban, it was all BB said and mas.

From the early am (it was before mediodia so that's early), to midnight, 
these ladies know how to throw a fiesta!!

Founders of WOW2015  Madelin Bosakevich, Wendy Sayago and Aileen Abella

Philanthrophic Partners

Delectable Dishes 

Spectacular Speakers and Sponsors

And the Pampering!!!

Massages by Zeel & Facials by inspira 
there were also manicures and makeup makeovers!

Y tambien, free headshots!!

Azeez Bakare Photography

That is a foto of a happy,llena, satisfecha,relaxed,inspired and recharged Babushka!!

Again, the only word to describe this one day extra ordinary extravaganza-

BB miss the next one in March 8-11, 2016??


Hope to see you there My Beautifuls!


P.S. For more details on WOW Babushka's included the following links