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Friday, June 24, 2016

Culturally Quirky Tallahassee, Day 2 #BBTallysItUp #iHeartTally

"Culturally Quirky" Tallahassee tour gracias a Visit Tallahassee .
Opinions and felicidad are Babushka's.

Tallahassee Florida Frank Lloyd WRight Salmon FAMU UptownCafe KoolBeanz

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!!

This is Dia 2 of BB's Tally Staycation, and como BB said in the first post, according to the itinerary, today we were gonna see " 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. Sounds super interesante right? Pero first, BREAKFAST!! 

Now, Babushka has lived in N.Florida for almost 10 years and though the reputation of the eatery was local legend, BB hadn't stopped by. Oh the missed delicacies!! And Babushka's not being Cuban here, there's no exageracion when she says this about the Uptown Cafe.  Family owned and run for 30 years it's deserving of all the accolades. Bueno, don't think you could stay in business so long if it wasn't so verdad? Starting from the unassuming locale, decor, staff and owner Fred Tedio, era un encanto total.  

Tallahassee Florida Uptown Cafe Smoked Salmon

Y si, that's Salmon. 
Cooked Fresh there, shipped anywhere and everywhere; it truly is as fresh and delicioso as it seems.  

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Here you can see BB's Corned Beef plate and the Banana Bread French toast Fred had talked about.  Quee??  You wonder if this Vieja Adventurer cleaned her plate?  JU SO FONII!! This was just our first stop to a full day of Tally; extra nourishment was needed. Por supuesto que si! Besides, it was just too delicioso and BB's a bit glotona.

Breathing heavily because we all ate to full capacity, we arrived to our next stop. A little known spot that's a little hidden away, we took a Tour of Spring House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Si, ESE, THE Frank Lloyd Wright; Spring House is the only private residence designed by him built in Florida.

Our tour guide, the absolutely delightful Byrd Lewis Mashburn was one of the original inhabitants of the house.  A little sampling of her knowledge and hospitality-

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Public tours are given the 2nd Sunday of every month.

WELL worth the viaje and visit Beautifuls.

Tour of Spring House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright
3117 Okeeheepkee Road, (850) 321-6417
Feibu: Spring House Institute

In Tallahassee we are proud to be the home of the  Meek-Eaton Black Archives at Florida A&M University .  Founded in 1976, it has become a state,national and international research center for studies pertaining to African-American culture and history.

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Gracias to the wonderful graduate student tour guide, Tayrone and Dr. Nashid Madyun, we were shown the interesting exhibits and artifacts contained in the archives. Here you will find the good, the bad, and the ugly of the African-American experience. But mostly the maravilloso contributions, in many areas- sciences, arts, religion, politics, and the pride to maintain their own identity, as is heard in this little recording Babushka was able to make...


Loved the campus and hope mi nieto El Dr. continues wanting to learn more about his black identity and wanting to be an engineer, both things he can definitivamente learn if he attends this great institution.

 Meek-Eaton Black Archives at Florida A&M University
 445 Gamble Street, (850) 599-3020  

 Feibu: Meek-Eaton Black Archives
Tweety: @FAMU_1887

It was now well after 1230 and time to have Beanz for almuerzo.  

Tallahassee Florida Kool Beanz Cafe Electic Electric

BB has passed by here  many times and was thrilled to see it was as electic/electric as it seemed from the outside.  It has a covered outdoor terrace and indoor dining also, walls covered with works of local artists.  Naturally we were still semi-full from breakfast, pero when we saw the original platos... some room was found to try them.

Tallahassee Florida Kool Beanz Cafe Electic Electric Lunch

and although it seemed imposible to try more...

Tallahassee Florida Kool Beanz Cafe Electic Electric Desserts

It was imposible to say no...

Ahora, don't be disappointed if the menu isn't exactly as the one you see aqui.  Just as they use local artists for their decor, they use local farmers for their dining y desserts. As BB said before, it lives up to the reputation of being electic/electric.

Kool Beanz Cafe
921 Thomasville Road, 
(850) 224-2466

There was no way to take another step; Babushka had to take a siesta.
Until they told her where the next stop was, what part of the History of Florida we were going to see.

Pero that will be pa' la proxima, for the next post.
Just writing about all this has Babushka bushed, y today, BB can take that siesta.

; )


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Adventures in Babysitting 2016 - A la @Disney DVD #Giveaway

This review & sorteo via +Allied Hispanic who gave BB an #AdventuresInBabysitting DVD to facilitate this post. 
Ahora si, como siempre, the opinions are all Babushka's.

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!!

If you're around Babushka's age, or a lover of movies from the '80s you'll recognize the title "Adventures in Babysitting".  Ahora, would BB call this a remake?  JU SO FONII!!!  Although the premise es igual and there's even a nod to the great "you gotta sing the blues" scene, this version is totally 2016 and all the way Disney Channel.  Highlighting the newest generation of Disney stars, fans of these actors are gonna be very feliz.

 "Adventures in Babysitting," inspired by the hugely popular 1980s film of the same name, is an upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie starring Sabrina Carpenter (of Disney Channel's hit comedy series "Girl Meets World") and Sofia Carson (of the hit Disney Channel Original Movie "Descendants").  In "Adventures in Babysitting," a dull evening for two competing babysitters, Jenny (Sabrina Carpenter) and Lola (Sofia Carson), turns into an adventure in the big city as they hunt for one of the kids who somehow snuck away.

You're smiling verdad?  Well here's something more to smile about.
One of BB's Beautifuls is going to win this DVD!!

Viene with a frame and babysitter info magnet!

Gracias to BB's friends at +ALLIEDHISPANIC Babushka has this DVD to give you.
Y because Babushka sabe that babysitting isn't easy, she's gonna make the concurso short and sweet, it'll just run 'till the 30th, soooooo...


Good luck Beautifuls!!


Oh, in case you're wondering si BB knows algo about Aventuras w/ children


Friday, June 17, 2016

ESOOO!!! @Starbucks $100 Gift Card #Giveaway .

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HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!!

A giveaway for $100 at Starbucks. Need BB say more??

Prize: $100 Starbucks Gift Card
Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck! (Please email with any questions.) 
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Buena Suerte Beautifuls!

And if y'all think Babushka isn't entering this one...



Thursday, June 16, 2016

Raindrop Essential Oil Diffuser by @OrganicAromas #Giveaway


HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!!

Don't know about y'all, pero 2016 is going way too fast for Babushka.  Sometimes BB just wants to runaway to some tropical setting or a mountain top.  Quee??? JU SO FONII!!! No, unfortunately right now those options aren't available ahora mismo, but we can do the next best thing.  Surround ourselves with things that make us mentally go to places.  Pictures, music, foods, and especially smells.  Can't you just smell that tropical wind??  Bueno, with an oil diffuser you'll be able to do that and so much more!  So, read about the giveaway and enter into your paradise...

Deliciously Savvy is hosting a giveaway in which one lucky winner will receive an Organic Aromas ~ Raindrop Essential Oil Diffuser in either Natural or Black ($99 RV)! This is hands down my favorite diffuser ever! Enter Today to win one of your very own!

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Activity Sheets, Memory Game & Coloring Pages de #FindingDory

From las oficinas de Disney, for all of us to enjoy.

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!!!

As promised in the last post, some fun y cute cositas from the +DisneyPixar pelicula #FindingDory.

And there you have it Beautifuls.  Almost as fun as the movie.


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FINDING DORY swims in theatres everywhere on June 17th!


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Dr. J is #FindingDory BUENISIMO!!!

In exchange for a review, Allied Hispanic gave BB 4 tickets to see #FindingDory .  Babushka being no dummy,of course said  SI!! Lo siguiente are opinions of BB & her familia. Especially The Grands.

Finding Dory

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!!!

12 years ago we enjoyed meeting this bella blue fish.  
A little refresher- in case your memoria is in need of it too...

My eldest nieto, El Dr. needed no refresher. Finding Nemo was the first animated pelicula he fell in love with, and his favorite character was Dory.  Being a great big brother, as soon as he heard Disney had made Finding Dory he knew he wanted his little brother, Dr. J to see it; at 18 months he was the same age as El Dr. when he became mesmerized by the story of the sea and its creatures.

Now, being famila of BB, they were running Cubantime and arrived late to the theater- well, right as the movie started, so they couldn't take the usual premovie pics, but Babushka not get their review?  JU SO FONII!!!

Ohhhh.... that last line was a big clue wasn't it??

Disney•Pixar's “Finding Dory” reunites everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang, Dory, with her friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale?

BB knows you'll love #FindingDory just as much as mis nietos, and in the next post will share some activity sheets and coloring pages y otras cosas cutisimas de Dory y sus amigos.

Pero ahora, some links so you can start enjoying Dory now-

Hashtag: #HaveYouSeenHer

See you at the teatro Beautifuls!!


Bring your trusas, it's the #FindingDory TWEETY FIESTA!!


Sorry Beautifuls. The #FindingDory TWEETY FIESTA had to be cancelled.  
We kept trying to contact La Guest of Honor, pero...

About Finding Dory

Disney•Pixar's “Finding Dory” welcomes back to the big screen everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang Dory (voice of Ellen DeGeneres), who’s living happily in the reef with Marlin (voice of Albert Brooks) and Nemo (voice of Hayden Rolence). When Dory suddenly remembers that she has a family out there who may be looking for her, the trio takes off on a life-changing adventure across the ocean to California’s prestigious Marine Life Institute, a rehabilitation center and aquarium. In an effort to find her mom (voice of Diane Keaton) and dad (voice of Eugene Levy), Dory enlists the help of three of the MLI’s most intriguing residents: Hank (voice of Ed O’Neill), a cantankerous octopus who frequently gives employees the slip; Bailey (voice of Ty Burrell), a beluga whale who is convinced his biological sonar skills are on the fritz; and Destiny (voice of Kaitlin Olson), a nearsighted whale shark. Deftly navigating the complex inner workings of the MLI, Dory and her friends discover the magic within their flaws, friendships and family.

Directed by Andrew Stanton (“Finding Nemo,” “WALL•E”), co-directed by Angus MacLane (“Toy Story OF TERROR!”), and produced by Lindsey Collins (co-producer “WALL•E”), Disney•Pixar's “Finding Dory” swims into theaters June 17, 2016.

For more information, like on Feibu,
Tweety:  Instagram:

  • Dory—with more than 25 million—is the most liked individual character from a Disney or Disney•Pixar film.

  • Most probably forgot all about the fiesta...

    and is heading straight to a theater to see #FindingDory -starting this Friday, June 17, 2016.

    Nos vemos there Beautifuls.