April 01, 2020

April's Fooling with #Covid19



HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!
2020. What a first quarter huh? Wow and Woah
Pero you know there is always a way to smile during the crazy 
and BB is more than willing to help you do just that.

This one’s just classic.


Never fool with Mother Nature. 
An old joke that’s come around again.


 Engagement rings and toilet paper. This 2 time divorcee is leaving that right there...


shared by Aida Shalkow Phillips

Babushka posed for this one.  πŸ˜‰

Seriously, we must find humor everyday, something to smile about various veces al dia because-

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Y this is one dieta BB plans to keep.

So, get your perspective, your positivity, and your patience y recuerden to say with a sonrisa-
Life~ JU SO FONII!!


Mil Babushka Besos to you Beautifuls.
Cuidensen.

March 25, 2020

For ALL Ages, The Magia is Here. Trailer & Activity Pack de Disney #PixarOnward


Disney sent an aviso about their latest pelicula, and after seeing the trailer BB say no?
JU SO FONII!!


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HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!
It's been awhile since BB has posted sobre Disney, pero their latest pelicula sounds BUENISIMO!
The two eldest Grands are in the midst of ::shudder:: PUBERTY, and too cool for most things, pero Babushka has a feeling this one even they will get into.


ONWARD is currently available to buy digitally and on Movies Anywhere
 on Disney+ on April 3rd in the U.S.

In ONWARD, teenage elf brothers Ian and Barley Lightfoot (voices of Tom Holland and Chris Pratt) get an unexpected opportunity to spend one more day with their late dad, embarking on an extraordinary quest aboard Barley’s epic van Guinevere. Like any good quest, their journey is filled with magic spells, cryptic maps, impossible obstacles and unimaginable discoveries. But when the boys’ fearless mom Laurel (voice of Julia Louis-Dreyfus) realizes her sons are missing, she teams up with a part-lion, part-bat, part-scorpion, former warrior – aka The Manticore (voice of Octavia Spencer) – and heads off to find them. Perilous curses aside, this one magical day could mean more than any of them ever dreamed.



Ahora BB doesn't know about you Beautifuls, pero entre the movie description and the trailer, she's ready to watch this pelicula!  And when besides the fearless mom, a carro is named and featured, the similarities make this a must see for Babushka. Miren, look at the memory card game del activity pack. Oh Si, Disney/Pixar is sharing that with us too. And who couldn't use some extra help with entertaining young ones??  


Activity sheets, coloring pages here.

#PixarOnward


Off to get a digital copy.
BB2U

March 16, 2020

Lotus Trolley Bags & Produce Bags- EcoFriendly Pa'l Planeta

**BB was sent a Lotus Bag Trolley for review, and if she liked it, a giveaway for her Beautifuls.  No other compensation was given, and all opinions expressed are Babushka's. And a few couple of hundreds who've tried it.  πŸ˜‰


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Pics de Lotus Trolley Bag IGrammy


HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!
Babushka got home from a cruise and felt like Old Mother Hubbard. You remember ella? The old woman who found nothing in her cupboard pa' comer? Bueno, the #7yrHoneymoon was wonderful but it also got us used to eating- a lot, so BB knew she had some shopping to do.  Felizmente the
S Sisters were aware Babushska was being more environmentally conscientious and had arranged an email from the Lotus Bag Trolley team.

"showing care for our planet it's a time when consumers can give back by taking small steps to make a big impact.
Our reusable Lotus Trolley Bag and Lotus Produce Bags deliver amazing organization and a reduction of plastic use in the home, declutters cupboards, and frees up space.
Trust me: anyone who loves the planet adores this! solutions that eliminate plastic & waste.
We are also happy to send you our cause-based bags so you can get an idea of how wonderful they are in person!

About Lotus Trolley Bag
Founded in April 2017, our trolley bags are a patented four-bag system spreading across the cart providing more organization and faster check out. Features include pockets for eggs and wine bottles, an insulated bag, mesh bottoms and durability to carry 50 pounds in each bag. Our produce bags target the produce section to ensure a more sustainable shopping experience."

Of course BB had heard of them and was feliz to try them out. 
2020 was the year of conscious living.

"I'm totally enjoying your fun and fancy-free content, it's FabulousπŸ’œ
We are a small but mighty company that focuses on reducing single-use plastic waste and sustainability. Thank you for recognizing that we are on a mission and stand for a good cause. we can offer you a personal set of our award-winning Lotus Trolley Bag system and a 9 set of our Lotus Produce bags. Both items make shopping a breeze and eliminate the need for pesky plastic bags. 
If you would like to collaborate, we can send you a personal package and a package to your giveaway winner."  

Beautifuls, Babushka say no to algo the S Sisters had conspired, especially when a gift for one of y'all was a possibility? JU SO FONII!!  Pero primero, we had to test the trolley bags out, so here's the prueba. Along with the bags, some clarification on como usarlo.



And use them BB did!!

 First, let Babushka share about the quality and atencion to detail. BUENISIMO.

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The packaging with its art and message were soothing and supportive, and the bags themselves ?

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Strong, breathable, washable bags. How maravilloso not to use those flimsy plastic bags que you can never open sin drama. Amplio and color coded so you can divide into categories.

Y talking about color coded, and categorias-

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The colores made Babushka happy, alegre and a joy to classify comida into. Also making BB feliz, the size and strength of the bolsas- without cutting into your skin like plastic bags that have too much weight in them. Feeling so environmentally excellent and fashionable, the entire experience made the camino to casa very ESO! indeed. 

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Y ahora, the giveaway so you can be very happy tambien! 



Buena Suerte Beautifuls.
BB2U

March 14, 2020

Tween Spring Break Readings 2020- It's Gonna Be Historic!

**BB was sent these books, no payment received, just enjoyment.








HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!
Time again for Spring Break. A time of season changes, time off of school, and bored children. Quee?? Y’all think Babushka doesn’t remember when The Trio were on break? And during their ::shudder:: PUBERTY??  Almost broke BB- mentally, physically and monetarily! Thankfully The Grands have more options of entertainment, pero there is no topping the language of libros. Besides our loved libreria, Babushka was blessed to receive some books that will be much read during school breaks. Aqui estan-

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From biblical to modern times, there are many different historical figures from diverse backgrounds that will inform and entertain as they introduce history in a fun form.

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In true Tween/Teen forma, gotta drag the words out of them when it wasn't a tema they instigate.
 Pero all in all, he did well no creen? 

Next book is one that BB has no doubt he'll like. Es mas, Babushka is reading it first because she knows that once El Dr. sees it she'll never get her manos on it again!

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“Death comes in many forms—sometimes peaceful, sometimes tragic, sometimes dramatic . . . and at other times just plain weird. In History’s Weirdest Deaths (Portable Press, ISBN: 978-1684127573, Hardcover $12.99, 128 pages), you’ll read the true stories of more than a hundred people who met their end in a bizarre fashion. Each cautionary tale is unique. Meet the victims of stunts that went horribly wrong, ordinary people who made boneheaded blunders, and famous figures who realized too late that celebrity isn’t a cure for stupidity. “

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This is gonna be sooooo popular on Tik Tok!   πŸ˜†


Ok Si, BB knows you're thinking that just because Babushka is now a member of Neptune's Society, la muerte is mucho on the mind. Bueno, ok, there's no shock to it, but ya gotta admit this helps to see humor at the end.  Vamanos, be fair, do the flip side.

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Hoping everyone stays safe and sane this Spring Break.
BB2U

March 04, 2020

7 years later...#Babuboda

This was originally posted in March 2013. The reason BB's sharing it again? This week Babushka and Sweetie will be celebrating their 7 year wedding aniversario and, We're finally going on a honeymoon!!!  This is Babushka's 3rd matrimonio, a milestone on sooo many niveles. Hope you enjoy this paseo del pasado and are joining us on our cruise via FeibuTweety and IGrammy


 HolaHolaHola My Beautifuls!!

 Do you remember Sweetie's reaction when I came back from Hispanicize last year? Bueno, looks like he gets nervous when I'm surrounded by so many Hunky Hispanos because this time he just said, "Let's Get Married."  No, not like the last time when he proposed/set a date, I mean "My mom is coming up here w/her best friend and I want to get married while she's here. At the courthouse."

Quee?? Pero what about #Babuboda you ask? JU SO FONII!!!  Ok si, I was looking forward to the party and seeing all my blogasphere besties and friends, but sabes algo?  When a 52 year old confirmed bachelor says he wants to get married you don't waste time- you get married!

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At this point La Gallina Vieja took over. 
 #Babuboda was mine, but this at the courthouse thing was too simple and sublime for Babushka.  
And quiet!!  Oh my, the freezing winds were louder than the ceremony.

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Still, the handpicked flowers from the yard, hung on the trellis with tulle-
the truth and gentleness of it.  
 And the true and gentle sincerity with which the vows were so assuredly repeated... 
how at this stage of life, love was ready to be declared and shared.




There wasn't a dry eye in the place.




Si, ok- it's loud and kinda My Spacey but BB had to put her spin on something in this wedding!! 


; )


A toast to Newlyweds and Love.
To the dreams they both inspire, seeing no age nor limit.  
Stronger than doubts and fears, may we always be in their Light.

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ESO!!!



Babushka besos a todos.  Cuidensen.


P.S. 7 years later...



Still with Sweetie. 
Somethings get better with time.
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February 16, 2020

Biracial,Bilingual,is Beautiful. Amor is our history. πŸ’•

Disclosure: Babushka wrote this for the Febrero/February 2020 edition of Conexion
A bilingual newspaper here in Florida's panhandle as well as Georgia and South Alabama.



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Hola Hola Hola Beautifuls!

This post will be a BB Twofer. If you’ve been reading Babushka for awhile, you know that’s when you get dos topics in one post. A Two fer (for) uno. Last week the editor asked for submissions and BB asked what he’d like her post to be about. He never mandates, pero usually has some pretty good prompts y suggestions. For February he answered, “Valentine’s Day or Black HIstory Month”. Naturalmente, both very apropo and good temas, so pa’lante-pero, a la Babushka. Combining the two con corazon y cariΓ±o, a true story of love.


Miami, 15 years ago, Babushka’s eldest found her love. La CubanDominicanChinese Princess chose her Panamanian Prince and they proceeded to make a familia. 

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Their first, a special child with an affinity to those smaller and younger than himself, especially babies. Then came la preciosa Princesa whose artistic attitude started a movement. The third is a little man who was already studying his surroundings on his first dia of vida. One could tell he had history, and would probably make history.


Familia is blood, the color red, the color of Valentine’s.

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La Tata and her six greatgreatgrandchildren.

Si, they will make history, be a part of history. As we all are. Babushka chose to include this under Valentine’s/Black History month because of what she hopes is obvious. Through our examples, our passions, we influence our surroundings. So for those who first see the color, JU SO FONII!! May you see with your corazones the truth, that the outcome is a tale of love. Y al final Beautifuls,when all is said and done,  Amor is our history

Babushka Besos a Todos. Cuidensen.



February 09, 2020

PicturesOnGold.com πŸ’— Locket Giveaway-$140+ RV! via @Love_MrsMommy


HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!
Babushka couldn't think of a better day than Valentine's to share the amor with a giveaway.
 This one is perfecto to literally have those you love next to your corazon.



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JU SO FONII!!

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Buena Suerte Beautifuls!
BB2U