April 18, 2017

April Abounds Making @Conexion es

This post was originally written for Conexion, but seeing que todavia estoy con la lengua afuera from the past month and the current family situation, BB is sharing it with you here. Besides, Babushka work harder than she has to? JU SO FONII!!!


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HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!


Como estan? Si, Babushka’s been away from writing here, but does that mean she hasn’t been working? JU SO FONII!! Por supuesto and but of course she’s been working, and working hard. Especially on herself. You’ve heard of the saying, “If mama ain’t happy, nobody’s happy”? Bueno, that’s especialmente true for BB.  And Babushka isn’t happy when life’s stagnant.


We’re now in Spring, traditionally the time for things to come out of hibernation and to renew, regresar a la vida. Beautifuls, we’re part of nature tambien and it’s time to awaken, expand y crecer.  Babushka is a firm believer of always learning, always doing something to broaden one's horizon. These past two months have been time spent with familia and forums, doing eso mismo.


For those who don’t believe being with family is a learning experience, look at it closer.  Being with los nietos has shown BB again the joy of discovery, lollipops and bubbles.  Each day to see and feel the total amor in their eyes reminds one of the belleza que es la vida and the reasons for La Lucha.  Being with The Trio and their spouses reminds one of continuance and the need for civility. No where is there needed more the art of diplomacy and feelings of compassion than with those you know since birth.  This is the training ground of how to treat all others.


And speaking of training, let’s not forget the betterment of ourselves. Volunteer in your “dream” job/field. Read books on topics of interest, seek out groups to broaden your horizon and circle of conocimientos. Attend charlas. Networking and conferences are always maravillosos to revive one’s spirit and purpose. Babushka also finds travel a wonderful way to grow and relight that sense of purpose. So when there’s a conference out of mi ciudad? ESOOO!!! A BB TWOFER!!!


By the time you read this, Babushka will have participated in two major conferences for Latinos. BB promises to go into detalles in future articles, but for now she wants you to pensar en algo.  What sueños will you awaken this spring? How will you relight your sense of purpose? Pa’lante en la Primavera Beautifuls!!  


Babushka Besos a Todos. Cuidensen.


P.S, Learning and the opportunity for it abounds and surrounds. What has 2017 taught you so far?  For BB, the truth behind "La vida es un carnaval!"  Dedicated to mis hijos & you Beautifuls.




April 03, 2017

Camping with KOA is A OK with BB!


HolaHolaHola Beautifuls! 

The above picture is of BB's Godson y The Trio.  Notice the happy, sleepy look they have.  The only time they were happy to get up with the sun was when we went camping.

As a single mother, there wasn't an abundance de dinero, but that didn't mean there was a shortage of fun family trips! Matter of fact, got to the punto que the kids could set up camp all by themselves; Babushka  just drove them there. We have great memories de esos tiempos! Giant cans of Beefaroni, hot chocolate, Miami S'mores, si, all for chilly weather, because if you think the aversion to calor is just now- JU SO FONII!! Also fishing, games, stories, all at minimal price, maximum fun.

So take it from BB Beautifuls. Take la Familia Camping. You'll love it.

BB2U

April 02, 2017

Autism Awareness - #LightItUpBlue and Let them Shine!!

Why Babushka's Going to #LightItUpBlue for Understanding and Acceptance - a social good post without monetary pay, pero mucho,mucho sentimental satisfaction.


HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!

Today hablamos on a tema very close to BB's heart. Actually, you can say it's a part of my heart, because my granddaughter La Princesa is autistic and bigger than that love and bond we have, hay que fabricarlo!!





Since April is World Autism Month, Babushka's decided to #LightItUpBlue with Autism Speaks to increase understanding and awareness of autism. The issue is deeply personal to me as an abuela of a child with autism. It’s highly likely that you know someone with autism too since the CDC estimates autism’s prevalence as 1 in every 68 children in the United States.


Autism refers to a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication, as well as by unique strengths and differences. We now know that there is not one autism but many types, caused by different combinations of genetic and environmental influences.


Autism’s most obvious signs tend to appear between 2 and 3 years of age. In some cases, it can be diagnosed as early as 18 months. Autism Speaks encourages parents with concerns to seek evaluation without delay, as early intervention can improve outcomes. La Princesa was diagnosed at 3. Before that we just thought she was jumpy.


The “Light It Up Blue” campaign is about more than awareness -- it is about increasing understanding and acceptance of autism.  This includes advocacy and support for people across the entire spectrum throughout their lives. It also includes advancing research into personalized treatments for autism and related conditions. BB encourages you to test your understanding of autism by taking this quiz!


Certain medical and mental health issues frequently accompany autism. They include GI disorders, seizures, sleep disturbances, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety and phobias. For my granddaughter, these are a part of her.


You can help make a difference too by taking the Light It Up Blue Quiz to see how much you know about autism. If you’re moved to do so after visiting AutismSpeaks.org, please show your support for and understanding of the challenges faced by individuals with autism by sharing a photo to #LightItUpBlue for Autism Awareness Month too. Also, check out Autism Speaks’ nationwide calendar of autism-friendly friendly events and activities in April.

Sooo... how much do you know sobre Autism Beautifuls? One can never know too much-


or love too much.


BB2U


March 17, 2017

#BeOurGuest said #AlliedContigo to see @Disney 's #BeautyAndTheBeast & BB's Bunch Brincaron

Our amigos of Allied Contigo invitaron a BB's Bunch to preview Disney's latest live action remake, Beauty and the Beast. Opinions are Babushka's. 


Disney Beauty and The Beast preview Regal Cinemas
Note Rinquincaya's portrayal of The Beast.

Babushka's son MAC, Rinquincaya, DIL, & primita went to the preview of 
They were beguiled.



While you're waiting in line at the teatros, porque Babushka KNOWS y'all won't be missing este, here are some activity sheets. They include mazes, door hangers, bookmarks and coloring pages too!

Activity Sheets

Babushka's bunch found the movie engulfing, entrancing y Excelente!! They were transformed to another world, and though they knew the story, they couldn't help but be enchanted by all the enchantment.  Effects, characters, all of it BUENISIMO.

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Like BEAUTY AND THE BEAST on Feibu https://www.facebook.com/DisneyBeautyAndTheBeast

Follow BEAUTY AND THE BEAST on Tweety: https://twitter.com/beourguest

Follow BEAUTY AND THE BEAST on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautyandthebeast/

Visita the official BEAUTY AND THE BEAST website here: http://movies.disney.com/beauty-and-the-beast-2017

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is now playing in theatres everywhere!

Let BB know what you thought of it Beautifuls.

BB2U

P.S. And if you think BB's not gonna see this one. JU SO FONII!!!



March 16, 2017

Cafes,Cafes,Cafes!! Coffee Lovers #Giveaway con @SMGurusNetwork @RealtreeCoffee @JFRoasters

This post contains affiliate links if clicked on blogger may receive a small commission to support their blog.

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!

Ya with the title y'all know what this is about and why Babushka's in a hurry to get straight to the sorteo. Quee?? Lilylallying when there's coffee at stake? JU SO FONII!!!  Here you go!

Welcome to the Spring Fling Gift Guide Coffee Lovers Dream Giveaway!

4 Winners

This contest is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network!
Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide.

Michigan Saving and More

Deliciously Savvy

Tales From A Southern Mom

Heartbeats ~ Soul Stains

Welcome To My Kitchen

Life in a House of Testosterone

Bohemian Babushka

Here We Go Again ready

My Silly Little Gang

Mom Are We There Yet

Java John Z’s

Giveaway Gator

SaraLee’s Deals Steals & Giveaways

My Itzy

Everyday Gizmos Sweeps & Views

Mami’s 3 Little Monkeys

alwaysblabbing

Ronda Writes

PaulaMS’ Giveaways, Reviews, & Freebies

Missy’s Product Reviews

Stingy, Thrifty, Broke

Bargnhtress

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Now let’s get to the sponsor!

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Realtree Blaze

See the review HERE.

Realtree Timber

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Da Bomb

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THE GIVEAWAY

This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site.You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 3/31/17. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at las930 (at)gmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them!

Enter below and Good Luck!



Buena Suerte Beautifuls!

BB2U


March 13, 2017

Viva tu w/ @VidaAguacate ! #ad #VidaAguacate #EchaleLoMejor

This campaign has received compensation from Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are Babushka’s alone. #VidaAguacate #EchaleLoMejor #CollectiveBias



HERO w VidaAguacate logo y WM.jpg
BB’s plato using Avocados From Mexico!!

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!
Babushka was challenged to come up with a recipe using the deliciosos Avocados From Mexico . Knowing that they were always in season y fresco, making a triple B (Bueno,Bonito y Barato) BB style snack was going to be fun. También it’s a great way to start being more health conscious con la comida. Quee?? Babushka give up mi comida Cuban tradicional completely?  JU SO FONII!!!  Pero adding more daily foods that are good for me will definitely be a positive help- con Sweetie with his prediabetes and BB with her roundness. You’re never too old to start eating healthier.

#EchaleLoMejor  Avocado stuffed "Corn Muffins con Ganas"

Main Ingredients for Avocado Stuffed Corn Muffins

Avocados Peppers Onions #EchaleLoMejor

Step 1. Chop the veggies. Combine to mix, delicious.

#VidaAguacate Avocado stuffed Cornbread

Step 2. Make corn muffin per package pero add 1/2 can corn & 1/2 creamed corn per package.

And here is where one of BB's famous Twofers comes in.
OJO!  Notice the mix goes inside the empty corn can.
No need to buy baking pans, pero eso si, cooking spray to help with no sticking!

Step 3. Cut the Avocados.

Tip-  Cut Avocados in the skin. Less mess and less chance de "mushing".
You can then peel the skin off.

#VidaAguacate Muffin insides and in can  Collage.png

Step 4. Make holes in the corn muffin loaves and fill with the Avocado mix.
Que rico se ve, right?

#VidaAguacate HERO closeup.png
With a side of yogurt and a drizzle of miel on top, this snack just might become a favorite meal!

Believe BB when she says this recipe meets the 3 B requirement- y uno mas.
Es BUENISIMO!!!

If you want to see more recipes like this, porfa visit:



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Let Babushka know which of the recipes you’ll be trying from the site,
and if you’re trying BB’s dejame saber how it came out!!

BB2U

March 09, 2017

Spring Fling Grand Prize #Giveaway with the @SMGurusNetwork !!

This post contains affiliate links if clicked on blogger may receive a small commission to support their blog.

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!


Ok,Number 1 o Number 2?  Quee??? JU SO FONII!! Babushka's talking about Prize package #1 or #2?   The premios estan BUENISIMO- BB wouldn't mind winning either!

Welcome to the Spring Fling Grand Prize Giveaway!

Spring is almost here and we want 2 winners to start with a bang!
Over $500 in retail value!
This contest is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network!
Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide.

Michigan Saving and More

Deliciously Savvy

Tales From A Southern Mom

Heartbeats ~ Soul Stains

Welcome To My Kitchen

Life in a House of Testosterone

Bohemian Babushka

Here We Go Again ready

My Silly Little Gang

Mom Are We There Yet

Java John Z’s

Giveaway Gator

SaraLee's Deals Steals & Giveaways

My Itzy

Everyday Gizmos Sweeps & Views

Mami's 3 Little Monkeys

alwaysblabbing

Ronda Writes

PaulaMS' Giveaways, Reviews, & Freebies

Missy's Product Reviews

Stingy, Thrifty, Broke

Bargnhtress

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Now let's get to the sponsors!

Teach My


Choice of Teach My Kits

See the review HERE, HERE, HERE, or HERE.

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Libre Tea

Libre Infuser

Libre Infuser – Classic Mug 10oz

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Vidalia Chop Wizard

See the review HERE.

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TubShroom

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Two Rivers Coffee

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See the review HERE

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Butterfly Garden Pavilion

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Snugover - Choice of Mens or Womens

See the review HERE

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Neocell

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See the review HERE
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See review HERE.

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I would also like to say Thank You to all the promoting bloggers!

THE GIVEAWAY



This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site.You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 3/31/17. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at las930 (at)gmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them!

Enter below and Good Luck!




 Buena Suerte Beautifuls!

BB2U

March 07, 2017

At Home and Heart #MOANA #Giveaway @Disney @AlliedContigo promo

Gracias to Disney and Allied Contigo for including BB in this promo. Compensation as shown and felicidad/opinion son de Babushka and Grands. Also as shown, and all ours.



Disney Grandmothers Moana Tala
Our Hawaiian Princess at 3 months w/greatgreat grandmother La Tata.


HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!

Hoy hablamos of Disney's Moana and one of the main points en la pelicula;the significance grandparents can make in children's lives. Grandparenthood, ser Abuelo- where discipline is slight and sweets aplenty. Sweets, besides the sugary kind, are when the abuelos son the confidants, the guiding light from the past who believe in our futures.  Moana was blessed with Grandmother Tala, and hopefully The Grands will think the same of Babushka.  La Princesa, being autistic and the only hembra is especially close to BB y con el favor de Dios will continue to connect with the feelings of total love held for her. Quee?? Ok, si,  JU SO FONII!!!  Tambien connect with some of the locura and love of life shared too.




Also BB's blessed job is to entertain and premiar y'all, so, gracias a Allied Contigo one of you Beautifuls will win a digial dvd copy of the movie Moana. Mientras tanto, there's a great set of new activity sheets out, y aqui lo tienes:



El amor de abuelos and familia. Also the love de Moana, which El Dr. & Dr.J enjoy watching, and we look forward to seeing it again cuando llega La Princesa later this week. Check out the merchandise we will get to share and make more memories with.

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Aqui is the giveaway so you can make marvelous memorias too.


Buena Suerte Beautifuls, and remember-

Be proud of where you come from, believe in that tiny inner voice of amor,
 and know that Babushka will always be near and loving you.

disney moana tala tinaciousArtist
"Moana Na na Ori" by TINAciousArtist


BB2U


Like MOANA on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/disneymoana

Follow MOANA on Twitter: https://twitter.com/disneymoana

Follow Disney Animation on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/disneyanimation/

Visit Disney Animation on Tumblr: http://disneyanimation.tumblr.com/

Visit the official MOANA website here: http://movies.disney.com/moana

Prior BB Moana Posts-
My Own- #MOANA de Disney

Activity Sheets 

And a post by Kiki Shelly Ray on "Why the Lessons of Disney's "Moana" are so important.