December 31, 2016

2017 Auld Lang Syne- Feliz New Year!!

This post will also be in N.Florida's Premier Bilingual Newspaper Conexion. BB has a monthly column.

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls, and FELIZ NEW YEAR!!!  

They say that musica is the universal language, and Babushka definitivamente agrees with that. So, time to share the history of one of the most beloved and shared songs of all time- Auld Lang Syne. For the full rendition go to for a lovely share.

"In 1788 Robert Burns sent the poem ‘Auld Lang Syne’ to the Scots Musical Museum, indicating that it was an ancient song but that he’d been the first to record it on paper. The phrase ‘auld lang syne’ roughly translates as ‘for old times’ sake’, and the song is all about preserving old friendships and looking back over the events of the year.

It is sung all over the world, evoking a sense of belonging and fellowship, tinged with nostalgia.

It has long been a much-loved Scottish tradition to sing the song just before midnight. Everyone stands in a circle holding hands, then at the beginning of the final verse (‘And there’s a hand my trusty friend…’) they cross their arms across their bodies so that their left hand is holding the hand of the person on their right, and their right hand holds that of the person on their left. When the song ends, everyone rushes to the middle, still holding hands, and probably giggling.

Auld Lang Syne:
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne.
For auld lang syne, my jo,
For auld lang syne,
We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,
For auld lang syne,
And surely ye'll be your pint-stowp!
And surely I'll be mine!
And we'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

Ok, now who else is going to print out the words to get it right?  Quee??  JU SO FONII!!! Por supuesto BB will have them right next to her.
The rest gets very “Scotsy”, which BB adores, so if you’d like to read more click on the link and sing with your drink. For our part, Sweetie and Babushka cantamos the cancion and lift our drinks to all our friends, familia, and of course those that are la combinacion of the two.  To you Beautifuls-

Auld Lang Syne Happy New Year 2017 Babushka & Sweetie
2 Oldies saying Adios to the old year.

Babushka Besos a Todos. Cuidensen.

December 22, 2016

Crawfordville Cares- Operation Santa 2016

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!!

They say Charity begins at home, and if there’s a town that embodies that, it’s Babushka’s home town of Crawfordville .  It’s wonderful living in a place where people come together to help others, usually total strangers. The sense of community is strong here and BB hopes to share some of the amor, starting with the unbelievable Operation Santa.

“Operation Santa is a community effort sponsored by the Wakulla County Coalition for Youth (WCCY) who with its partners build support for the youth, individuals and families in Wakulla County. In the past six years, Operation Santa has helped thousands in need of a hands-up to experience the joy of the Christmas Season. 2016 is the seventh year of Operation Santa of Wakulla helping Wakulla residents in need of a hand-up. There is no qualifying; we expect only those that truly need help, to experience a joyful Christmas, will apply.

This effort could not be done without the help of volunteers, businesses, the adoption of families, donations of new and like-new items and cash donations.” 

BB not donate? JU SO FONII!!! Babushka likes to give Thanks that The Grands and The Trio have always received gifts during the holidays and that we have always been blessed with shelter and comida, so for every child/grandchild we give at least the same amount back. That was 9 regalitos for Operation Santa, and this year we went straight to Santa’s Workshop.
Operation Santa Wakulla Florida charity
At 6'4" Sweetie is enjoying being Santa's biggest elf. 

Este año  there were 181 familias that signed up for holiday assistance. 81 of them were “adopted” by individuals, leaving 100 for Operation Santa to provide for. And that they definitely did. With help from the community, with toy drops around town, online monetary donations, 100 families will be having a better holiday. Pero it’s not only the families receiving the presents that are having a better holiday. Did you notice the volunteers (they call themselves elves) arriba? They came in different shifts, were from all demographics and ages, and the spirit of giving filled them all. Gracias to the “elves” for being part of Babushka’s home town. They fill the air with love and goodwill, raising the vibes all around, making Crawfordville a place that cares.

Hopefully BB will highlight other such giving groups and individuals, at least one per month.  Try to do the same Beautifuls.  If we all are on the lookout for givers, we will receive so much. To know there are those who care for our community helps us see the beauty there, and that in turn will spark more care and love from us. Imagínate if we all raised the vibes, how vibrant we’d all become.

Who will you highlight in your home town ?

Babushka Besos a todos.  Cuidensen.
P.S. If you'd like to know more about Operation Santa Wakulla,
to donate or maybe even start one in your hometown,

December 16, 2016

A #Giveaway de The First Years @Disney Collection w/ #SMGN

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!

Now you know BB was a fan of Disney way before The Trio. but it got bigger with each generacion, because with The Grands... not go loca over Disney?  JU SO FONII!!! Couldn't wait to join this giveaway to share some of the bella First Years Disney Collection with you. And in true Babushka fashion, made it a twofer as a giveaway!! Joining the #SMGN gals we give you- 

The First Years Disney Collection Giveaway

Welcome to the 2016 Epic Holiday Gift Guide The First Years Disney Collection Giveaway!

This contest is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network!

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

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Now more about our sponsor in this giveaway!
The winner will receive 1 of each of the below.
$54.95 rv

The First Years Disney Collection

Read more about all the below items HERE.

Mickey Mouse Straw Cup with Handles

Mickey Mouse Straw Cup with Handles


Mickey Mouse Simply Spoutless Cup
Mickey Mouse Simply Spoutless Cup


Disney Mickey Mouse Shoot & Store
Disney Mickey Mouse Shoot & Store


Disney/Pixar Finding Nemo Bath Squirt Toys
Disney/Pixar Finding Nemo Bath Squirt Toys


Disney Baby Minnie Mouse 3-in-1 Potty System
Disney Baby Minnie Mouse 3-in-1 Potty System


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


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) 12/25/16. 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.

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Enter below and Good Luck!

Wasn't everything just too cute? 

Buena Suerte Beautifuls!


December 15, 2016

Move Over Santa. Grandma's Giving a Gift that Lasts a Lifetime. #StartingisBelieving

BB is part of the Florida Prepaid Mama'Bassadors program, a joint campaign between the 
Florida Prepaid College people & Bloggin' Mamas. This is a sponsored post that is totally from Babushka's opinion y corazon and ahora going on the second generation of recipients.

Florida college prepaid  #StartingIsBelieving

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!

It's almost Navidad. The joyous, happy time of year when we think what regalos would our loved ones want.  Of course, as an abuela BB wants The Grands to be happy, and at their edad that almost definitely means juguetes.  But toys get broken or fall out of grace, and Babushka learned con The Trio that time goes so quickly, and before you know it they've graduated highschool and off to college. Por eso once again the Florida College Prepaid Plan is on this Santa's gift list.  

Now que exactamente is a Florida Prepaid College Plan? "A Florida Prepaid College Plan allows families to prepay, on a monthly or lump-sum basis, the future cost of college tuition, specified fees and dormitory housing. When your child is ready for college, the plan pays the tuition, tuition differential fee and other specified fees covered under the plan at any Florida College or State University. If your child attends an out-of-state college or private college, the plan will pay the same amount as it would pay at a public college or university in Florida. Every Prepaid Plan is guaranteed by the State of Florida."

BUENISIMO verdad? Ahora it's just a matter of picking the best options for your familia's plans and budget.  There are five prepaid plans available:

Babushka and Sweetie decided to get the 1 year Florida University plan for Dr. J right now. The most economical of the plans, it's also the option that lets various people join in the purchasing. If his other grandparents want, they can purchase the same, and so can his parents. Right there he's got 3 years of university covered. Should he decide he wants to start at a college instead of a university, he can pay that lower tuition and the unused portion goes toward the post secondary degree. And don't let the "Florida" in the name make you think the plan is only good in Florida. Like all their plans, the amount covered can be used nationwide. 

Florida Prepaid College  1 year University Plan #StartingIsBelieving Presents

Did you read those Beautifuls? The last bullet point is why we don't have to pay for Grands #6 Florida Prepaid. My son, his dad, didn't use all of his plan and transferred it to his child. One gift that went towards TWO college educations.TWO generations. Now that's the best Twofer Babushka's ever had.

So why did BB include toys with the presents?  

Gifts of a lifetime, NOW and later.

Para mas informacion-  


P.S. Open enrollment is until Febrero 28, 2017- pero no Cubantime Beautifuls;don't let it close before you've enrolled. Es mas, if you enroll using the promo code BLOG1617 you'll get 50% off the application fee- a savings of $25. ESOOOO!!!

December 12, 2016

Save Santa's Sacroiliac (and Yours) w/ @Salonpas #Giveaway

Apparently the S Sisters had enough of my body creaking and bent knee walking because they sent the nice people of +Salonpas Babushka's way.  All opinions and dolor are BB's.

salonpas no more back pain  for santa's sacroiliac

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!

Si uds son como Babushka, you're probably running around doing 500 things at once for the holidays. And if you're also like BB and feeling it, then you know that us Santas need to slow down a bit. But are we going to?  JU SO FONII!!! The only way that's going to happen is if we are forcefully made to stop, and the only thing that'll probably do it is a pulled and tired muscle, or back, or shoulder, or... bueno, you get the picture.  Felizmente Salonpas has products for all of those, y mas.  Mira pa' ca-

salonpas home page

Vieron all the wonderful choices and options? Just like their productos. 
And you get to personalize what's best for you. Just like their productos.

SALONPAS HOT Capsicum Patch

Babushka will admit that years ago when she tried this for the primera vez she was "Oh!"
Pero once those peppers kicked in?  "Ohhhhh!" Y si, BB said peppers. Look at the description-

SALONPAS® HOT  Natural, effective pain relief
SALONPAS® HOT releases Capsaicin, a natural, odor free pain reliever, for long lasting pain relief up to 8 hours. Capsaicin, the compound found in chili, cayenne, and jalapeno peppers, is used topically by many medical professionals to help relieve minor pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis or muscle sprains and strains. Capsaicin alleviates pain by wearing down the pain messangers in an injured area. Specifically, when capsaicin is applied to an inflamed or injured area, it stimulates a pain messager called substance P. SALONPAS® HOT has numerous holes arranged in a pattern of 16 vertical and 12 horizontal. This matrix of 192 holes is punched with extreme precision. SALONPAS® HOT “breathes” through each hole so that you can feel comfortable during use.
And after that first prueba, a loyal user.
Tanto es, that BB was approached to share the productos en a giveaway.

Buena Suerte Beautifuls!
And recuerden de Salonpas for Santa. 
We want HOHOHO no OHOHOH!!



December 08, 2016

Rebranding del Rey. Somos Consumer Reports Group #CRSalud #CRSponsored

"Babushka's teamed up with Consumer Reports and am proud to be one of their paid brand ambassadors; 
BB's personal opinions do not necessarily reflect those of Consumer Reports."

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HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!

Consumer Reports, turned 80 this year and is reinventing y upgrading their look and way of communicating with el publico.

Happier colors, easier to follow grading, and social media everyone can understand.  En eso va Babushka.  In their efforts to understand the average reader and hopefully engage more latinos in the conversation, CR (that’s short for Consumer Reports) has asked some blogueras to enter their world. As ambassadors we have 3 Bella amigas de BB, Lorraine C. Ladish, Meryland Cuevas y Alexia Ramirez who will be sharing important information from CR. Then there’s the grupo Babushka is part of, the SomosCR team- the ones with lots of opinions.  Quee?? JU SO FONII!!! Pero of course that had to be for BB.  No pelos en la lengua pa’ esta Vieja Aventurera. Not only is it nice to be appreciated for being that way, Consumer Reports is sponsoring otro adventure by inviting all of us in the groups to visit their testing headquarters in New York . ESO!!

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So a lot of exciting things coming for Consumer Reports, lots of great changes with new eyes y voces, pero the main mission and razon will remain the same.  There will be no advertisers influencing the integrity and hard earned reputation of the last 80 years; the end consumer has always been their focus and protecting them, the promise.  Hope you help us celebrate this Very Happy Cumples and follow the articles,posts, tweets y feibu shares -and tell us what you think.  Porque BB knows her Beautifuls. Tampoco tienen pelo en las lenguas. ; )

Platforms donde baila Consumer Reports


P.S.  La directora ahora de CR es una Cubana, Marta Tellado.  Casualidad por los cambios??  No se, pero si hay alguien who understands us and wants to know más de que estamos pensando es ella.

P.P.S. This post is being shared Cubantime. BB promises an update/recap in el futuro.

December 04, 2016

Si con @SlammersSnacks. Organic y Oh So Buenos! #SlammersSnacks #ad

Babushka’s Bunch was sent a case of SlammersSnacks for review. Opinions shared here are totalmente of BB, and her bunch.

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!

Now is the tiempo of sugary snack and holiday sweets. Babushka, being an abuela al fin is guilty of giving The Grands lots of these, especially at this time. Will she be stopping? JU SO FONII!!! Pero it is Nice to know that she can mix it up, and that there's a healthier treat I can give them.  


Slammers Snacks are tasty, superfood snacks designed to fuel kids with organic fruits and vegetables such as mangos, acai, sweet potato, and yumberries.  Not only are they a healthy alternative to sugar-laden caramelos and convenience store snacks, Slammers are, crumb-free, easily digestible, and serve as a great source of essential vitamins."

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All sounds maravilloso, pero we all know that if it doesn’t taste good, the health benefits and your money have been lost.  No creo that’ll be a problem with SlammersSnacks ; look at their sabores!


You seeing the diferente frutas? Banana, blueberry, strawberry, apple, piña, orange, mango!!

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“Some flavors, including Creamy Banana Chocolate (our newest, with the least amount of sugar!) come packed with seven grams of protein.”  Banana y Chocolate. BB’s gonna try that one herself!!

So how did The Grands like the SlammerSnacks ?  Mira the reaction of Choosy Chunky Dr. J.

He liked, he liked!  

And for you Beautifuls, a decir cual te gusta- let BB know which one you’d like to try. Quee?
Oh Si, a sorteo, a contest for a case of these Good for you Goodies; your choice of flavor.

The page for you to see closer up the available sabores, SlammersSnacks.

Buena Suerte, Buena Snacking!!


December 01, 2016

Crisma Clean Con @FallsRiverSoap & $100 @Amazon GC #Giveaway

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!!!

Welcome to the 
Falls River Soap Company Deluxe Gift Basket & $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway, porque BB start the mes de Crisma sin regalos?

Hosted By

Amy & Aron's Real Life Reviews

Sponsored By: 

Falls River Soap Company

~1 Winner~

Open to US

12/02 (12am) to 12/16 (11:59pm)


 1 Deluxe Gift Basket 

$100 Amazon Gift Card

A special shout out to my awesome co-hosts for this event

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Thank you to all of the bloggers promoting this giveaway. All of our giveaways are so much fun when we do it all together.

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Buena Suerte Beautifuls!