December 04, 2022

Holiday $100 #Giveaway til 12/21 #December #HolidayHaul #HolidayShopping #BTEvents



HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!

 Because one CASH GIVEAWAY is not enough for you, BB has joined another group to make your holidays even better!! Enter, Enter. Ya can't win si no entran!


This event is HOSTED by The Mommy Island and The Kids Did It and sponsored by fabulous bloggers, authors, and Etsy shop owners! Click Your Way Over To Our CoHosts! Sonya's Happenings..., Sybrina's Book Blog, Deliciously Savvy , Golden Goose Giveaways, The Frugal Grandmom, LitNuts, Raising 3 Savvy Ladies, Beautiful Touches, Ottawa Mommy Club, Versatileer, Shop The Style, Saving K, Babushka's Baile, Chatty Patty's Place, and It's Free At Last

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ONE entrant will be selected by the entry form to win $100 USD PayPal Cash! Open for entry WW, 18 years and older from 12/01/2022 at 12:01 a.m. ET thru 12/21/2022 at 11:59 p.m. ET. No purchase is necessary. Void where prohibited. This event is not sponsored or endorsed by PayPal. A winner will be chosen after/around December 22, 2022. The winner will have 24 hours to respond to the notification email to claim their prize or a new winner will be selected. See Rafflecopter for official rules. The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island are responsible for sending the winner their prize. Twitter and Facebook dummy/fake accounts are ineligible for entry and will be blocked. Authentic accounts only are eligible to win. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Buena Suerte Beautifuls!
BB2U

December 03, 2022

$100 Countdown to Christmas Cash Giveaway - ESO!!!

 HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!!

D is for Diciembre and the Dancing you'll do when you win Dinero.

Babushka loves to see y'all bailando happy, so 

Here's the info to enter



Welcome to the Countdown to Christmas Cash Giveaway!

Hosted By: Mommy's Playbook

Co-Hosted By: Deliciously Savvy
Bohemian Babushka AND Versatileer

Let the Countdown Begin! This great giveaway is hosted by Mommy's Playbook, Versatileer, Bohemian Babushka, AND Deliciously Savvy! The four of us are cannot wait for Christmas to FINALLY arrive! How about you? Are you excited for Christmas?

Enter to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal Cash on the easy giveaway form below!

Countdown to Christmas Cash 2022

 

ENTER TO WIN!

$100 PayPal Cash or Amazon Gift Card

The giveaway is open US/CAN Only, 18+

The giveaway ends 12/24 at 1159 pm est

Be sure to come back daily for more chances to win.

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Mommy’s Playbook Giveaway Rules: This giveaway is Sponsored by and hosted by Mommy’s Playbook. Participating bloggers and co-hosts are not responsible for prize fulfillment. No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. By entering this giveaway you are giving the giveaway host and/or event sponsor permission to retain your email address for future communication, you may choose to opt-out of such communications at any time. This giveaway is not sponsored or endorsed by any social media outlet including, but not limited to, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest. Only authentic accounts are eligible to win. Dummy/fake accounts are not eligible for entry and will be blocked. Entrants who have created social accounts purely to enter competitions or sweepstakes will not be eligible to win. All social accounts used must be public. See Rafflecopter for official rules. Please contact Victoria (at) MommysPlaybook.com regarding any questions you have pertaining to this giveaway.

Buena Suerte Beautifuls!

BB2U

November 25, 2022

Hispanic Heritage and Thanksgiving. In Tallahassee They're One In The Same.

 


HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!

BB can hear y’all now.  “Hispanic Heritage Month was finished over a month ago. What do you mean it’s the same as Thanksgiving?” Dear Beautifuls, they’re both about being with familia and saying Gracias, no?? Also, if we go far enough in history, we were probably the first Europeans to have celebrated a “Thanksgiving” here in the US.  Pero Babushka is getting ahead of herself, primero let’s talk about this festival given by Hola Tallahasseee.




According to the US Census, in 2020 there were 13.2 thousand Hispanics in Tallahassee.
Wow and Woah. Betcha didn't think there were that many did you? Most are of Mexican descent, but there are many groups represented here, and being proud of our common language we wanted to share our heritage with everyone. First, the history of Hispanics in the US.


The pilgrims arrived on their rock in 1620, long after the 1539 arrival of Spain's
Hernando de Soto visit to La Florida. De Soto's visit was an early documented presence of Europeans to the US, one piece of history shared to visitors of the festival. Facts of Hispanic contributions to this country was highlighted throughout the festival. Here are some posters shown:




Just some of the history and adversity of the Hispanic peoples.
Nice posters verdad? Pero even nicer was the in persona representation at the festival.

OH C!!!

COMPRAS/CONVERSACIONES




Contributions de Comercios

The Fabulosos, Fun Four de Peter Boulware Toyota



IGrammy names included for you to show your Gracias!!


Cariños
Como Familia

Rudy Saenz LaBuenaMusic, BB, Erika Rojas HolaTallahassee/HealthyFitMom
Brian Keith Wyatt Jr. B-EZ Graphix Sierra Wyatt Styling My Life by Sierra



A wonderful quick spot by B-EZ Graphix


It took 5 years to have this festival again, and though we weren't many, we were there for each other. Not a big comunidad, pero definitivamente big hearted. 
Thankful for where we live, and each other.

Y realmente, isn't that what Thanksgiving is all about?


Babushka Besos a todos.
Cuidensen.



November 11, 2022

Noviembre- A Month for Gratitude and Hope. Conexion November 2022

 Written for the November edition of Conexion, 

BB shares her love of fall, the beauty and strength of the season.



HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!

Noviembre, it’s officially Fall. Wow and Woah. No se about y’all, pero once the year got its momentum going, there was no stopping it. How about you Beautifuls? Did you get your momentum going? Did you hit your stride, or just went along on the ride?  Creo que we all did a little of both, verdad? We were “in the flow” and at times just “going slow”, pero al final, we’re here, getting ready for another rapidly approaching New Year.


In another month the locura of Crisma, then before you know it we’re singing Auld Lang Syne. Let’s take a moment to reflect, remember and rejoice this year. Give thanks for all that has happened, for it has brought moments of happiness or hardiness, either way, we’re still here. Surely that means we have a reason to be, and for that, feel grateful and blessed.


“Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.”

~Chad Sugg


We are the trees, some samplings, some giant oaks, but we all lose leaves in life. And like nature, we dig down into the ground, roots going deeper. At times we go dormant to strengthen, to rest, to recollect our energies- and our dreams. Si, otro año se termina, this year is almost finished, but that doesn’t mean we are.  Find encouragement in being. Be proud of what you’ve lived and learned this year, for with that, you have the chance to bloom again.


May your Dia de Gracias Be Everyday Beautifuls.

Babushka Besos a Todos. Cuidensen.


November 04, 2022

Dia de Los Muertos a la BB.

Those that have followed Babushka and know her. will understand her circular way of thought. Being CubanAmerican, the celebration of Dia de los Muertos was not known to BB, we tend to have our daily altar, but the events of the day coincided with the holiday- in Babushka's mind. 

No insulto intended to anyone on this or any other day.


 


HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!

Dia de los Muertos isn't celebrated directly in Casa BB. Being of Cuban descent, altars are a daily thing and no particular days set aside for loved ones, unless you're name is Barbara, or another celebrated saint. That being said, Babushka loves the premise behind the Dia de los Muertos celebration and realized that in her own way she did celebrate.  Here then are the events del dia:

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Started a madre/daughter afternoon having lunch at the Social Vegan, a new vegetarian foodspot in Tallahassee. We went there porque Little One doesn't eat meat, because BB vegetarian??
Ni Muerta!  (This is why it clicks with the day. Si, that's how Babushka's cerebro calibrates.)  Anyway, the food was delicioso!! But BB should have known that when she saw the available literature.

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Conexion Newspaper where BB has been a columnist for over 7 años



Next, onto an infamous, must visit, local legend, the Tallahassee Auto Museum.


And BB thought she was a collector!!  Wow and Woah. Don't let the nombre fool you Beautifuls, there is much more in the museum than just cars. Tienen pianos, knives, dolls, toys, sports memorabilia, Star Wars, Star Trek, Tractors, mejor dicho, what don't they have???  Aqui, a little video from an amiga who works at the museum, Debbie Potter


Some highlights:

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Batman, with the actual cars used in the movies and series.

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Elvis, definitivamente a BB favorite.


Since this museum honors the past, Babushka thought it very apropo to visit on this dia.

Y for this too...

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The actual Presidential Hearse that carried Abraham Lincoln's body to burial. 


Our last stop, after all that walking, we crossed the street and had pedicures at Elegant Nails. 

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And why was this part of this post? Think like BB and guess.

Dead Skin.

Que?? Thought there were only Dad jokes??  JU SO FONII!!


Dia de Los Muertos, Day of the Dead ala BB.
A dia to reflect and celebrate.


Babushka Besos a Todos.
Cuidensen.


P.S.  Halloween finds a bag of "the good stuff" for tri-co-treaters que never come.
 So, Sweetie and BB are left with the task of sacrificial munching.

Maxine



Bring on the Holidays Cash Giveaway!! $100 Prize

 

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HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!

BB is so grateful for all of you and hopes this holiday season is a fun and memorable one. 
To that end, she's part of a giveaway that'll be sure to bring a smile.


Welcome to the Bring on the Holidays Cash Giveaway!

Hosted By: Mommy's Playbook

Co-Hosted By: The Frugal Grandmom,
Bohemian Babushka AND Love Mrs. Mommy

It's our first HOLIDAY giveaway of the year and I'm excited! Let's BRING ON THE HOLIDAYS friends! This great giveaway is hosted by Mommy's Playbook, The Frugal Grandmom, Bohemian Babushka, AND Love Mrs. Mommy! The four of us are beyond excited to kickoff the season with YOU! Enter to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal Cash on the easy giveaway form below!

Good luck to all who enter and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

ENTER TO WIN!

$100 PayPal Cash or Amazon Gift Card

The giveaway is open US/CAN Only, 18+

The giveaway ends 11/30 at 1159 pm est

Be sure to come back daily for more chances to win.

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Mommy’s Playbook Giveaway Rules: This giveaway is Sponsored by and hosted by Mommy’s Playbook. Participating bloggers and co-hosts are not responsible for prize fulfillment. No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. By entering this giveaway you are giving the giveaway host and/or event sponsor permission to retain your email address for future communication, you may choose to opt-out of such communications at any time. This giveaway is not sponsored or endorsed by any social media outlet including, but not limited to, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest. Only authentic accounts are eligible to win. Dummy/fake accounts are not eligible for entry and will be blocked. Entrants who have created social accounts purely to enter competitions or sweepstakes will not be eligible to win. All social accounts used must be public. See Rafflecopter for official rules. Please contact Victoria (at) MommysPlaybook.com regarding any questions you have pertaining to this giveaway.


Buena Suerte Beautifuls, and let the holiday season begin!!

BB2U

November 02, 2022

$96 National Geographic Kids STEM Book Bundle Giveaway! #BrainGames

 

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HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!

Y'all know BB adora NatGeoKids and this is especially hitting a homerun.
 Especialmente for kids 8-12 ( Dr. J and La Princesa) these will interest and entertain those 
hard-to-get-away-from-computer/phone games aficionados. Also importante because holiday hiatus is coming up soon, and Babushka is sure we all agree that these would be a Big Plus in any casa. On to the  giveaway!!

Sponsored By: National Geographic Kids


Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy



Winner Will Receive: 

This 7 book collection of STEM learning fun from National Geographic Kids! 

A $96 RV!



Read all about this collection here:

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Brain Games: Experiments (ages 8-12, paperback) - Based on the hit National Geographic TV show Brain Games!
Discover what makes your mind tick. Explore the secrets behind smell, taste, touch, and vision. Find out how to trick your friends into thinking they taste something they don’t. Then turn the tables as you try to outsmart your own brain. Put your own mental powers to the test with tricky quizzes, optical illusions, and more. Learn about phantom sensations as you make your brain think your nose is six feet long! Each kid-friendly experiment is paired with step-by-step instructions, vibrant photography, and intriguing explanations of the neuroscience at work. Mind-blowing topics include:

* Senses: Test your powers of sight, smell, taste, touch, and hearing.
* Brain and Body: Explore how your mind knows where your body is, how to play brain games with your friends, and secrets behind superhero super poses.
* Thinking: Challenge your memory, strength of the hive mind, puzzle power, mind-reading abilities, and concentration.
* Reactions: Put your reflexes to work to catch, dodge, check snap judgments, and more.

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Just Joking Science (ages 8-12, paperback)
Who says science can't be silly? Just Joking Science features 300 science-themed jokes that are scientifically proven to leave kids laughing. Jokes about all kinds of science stuff―kooky chemistry, funny physics, dinosaurs, space, and more―is combined with fast STEM-centric facts and 10 stories of real-life scientific experiments that are almost too wild to believe. Sized just right for Christmas stockings, back packs and back seat/holiday travel boredom busting.  

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Can't Get Enough Space Stuff (ages 7-10, paperback) 
Featuring more than 200 extraordinary illustrations and photographs, detailed diagrams and infographics and a winning combination of comprehensive articles that do a deep dive into outer space research, fast facts and first-hand accounts from experts, Can't Get Enough Space Stuff is the ultimate book for space enthusiasts.  This book covers it all -- get the scoop on space food, space junk, space volcanoes and NASA's future plans for reaching Mars and Europa.  Learn about how scientists are looking for life on other planets, cutting edge space technology, mind-blowing black holes and the International Space Station.  Hands-on activities you can try at home are a terrific resource for STEM studies and science fair projects.  

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Break DownExplosions, Implosions, Crashes, Crunches, Cracks, and More ... a How Things Work Look at How Things Break (ages 8-12, hardcover)

This book explores how things break down, crack, explode, crumple, and shatter. This fun, unique take on a how-things-work book explores the world through the lens of what it takes for things to, well, not work. In these vibrantly illustrated pages, you’ll peer through the smoke and rubble of controlled demolitions to discover the properties of building materials. Then get a glimpse of the inner workings of a cracked cell phone screen, peek carefully at mega-avalanches and sinkholes, and hold on tight as wrecking balls swing and car crushers crunch metal. Buckle up with crash-test dummies and travel back in time to explore the world’s most famous failures (looking at you, Leaning Tower of Pisa).  Featuring hands-on activities that walk kids through their own experiments in destruction, Break Down! will change the way you look at the world.

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          Izzy Newtown and the S.M.A.R.T Squad Series (ages 8-12, hardcover) by Valerie Tripp
          
Join Izzy Newton and her five brainy buddies in this fun three-book FICTION series, where science and tech reign supreme!

"Written by girl-power expert Valerie Tripp---the author behind some of your favorite American Girl stories---the Izzy Newton and the S.M.A.R.T. Squad series features five brainy friends inspired by iconic scientists---Izzy Newton, Allie Einstein, Charlie Darwin, Marie Curie, and Gina Carver---as they go through the wild time that is middle school, with stories on friendship, growing up, and of course, solving mishaps with science and the scientific method. ... It's one thing to have children's books about scientists or podcasts or stories about strong women in STEM, but it's another world entirely when your children get to feel represented by the characters they're reading about. The characters in the Izzy Newton and the S.M.A.R.T. Squad series are diverse, smart, and sure of themselves the way all middle school girls are---through their dreams and newly acquired skills they're still getting used to." ― Romper


It’s not easy making the jump from elementary school to a middle school with 900 students. but for the S.M.A.R.T. (Solving Mysteries And Revealing Truths) Squad, it’s all about relying on the value of friendship and the power of science to help them think their way through all kinds of sticky situations. And when middle-school mishaps happen, the Izzy and her five friends (the S.M.A.R.T. Squad!) use their collective skills and the power of STEM to bring order to their school.


Check out all three titles in the series here:
Book 2Izzy Newtown and the S.M.A.R.T. Squad: Newton's Flaw
JUST RELEASED! Book 3: Izzy Newtown and the S.M.A.R.T. Squad: The Law of Cavities

Meet the characters, check out the Readers and Educators Guides and read the first chapter of Book 1 HERE.

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Open To US entrants and must be 18+ to enter
Giveaway Dates ~ 10/31 9:00AM EST through 11/28 11:59PM EST


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Science sounds so cool with these Beautifuls!
Buena Suerte.
BB2U