May 22, 2018

A Candle For My Mother: A Daughter's Journey Toward Gratitude - $20 Amazon GC & Book #Giveaway

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!

Just the premise of the libro got BB. An adventurous mother who shared that love with her children, sooo like BB's own madre, Mama. One of her last adventures was tipping over in a sailboat with her grandchild, laughing and making it special. No se if "Gracias" was said enough to her, but with each historia BB tells about Mama, the Amor as well as the tales are shared.  Hope this book helps you share your love.

Sponsored By: Pamela Newton

Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy

*~* 5 Winner Giveaway! *~* 

Grand Prize Winner will receive a:
 $20 Gift Card To Amazon & a Copy of the Book "A Candle for My Mother"

4 Runners-up will receive a:
 copy of the book "A Candle for My Mother"

Author: Pamela Newton

About the Book:
A Candle for My Mother is an inspirational story of a young woman from the Midwest, Lorraine Newton, who longed to travel the world despite being the mother of four young children. “I’m going to see places, come hell or high water!” Lorraine remarked, and she made it happen.

Lorraine’s stories in the book are told in her own words from tape recordings she made before she died, and letters saved by a friend, detailing Lorraine’s family’s amazing experiences in Iraq and travels in Europe. Into the bubbling political cauldron of the Middle East in the 1950s ventured an American family. Iraq was not necessarily what Lorraine had in mind, but the country fit exotic to a tee. It conjured up “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves,” markets filled with silks and gold, and travel in Europe on vacations. Lorraine was about to embark on a grand adventure.

Pamela Newton never felt closer to her mom than when she was traveling, sometimes logging over 100,000 miles a year: “Mom’s adventurous spirit was with me on every trip, in every country, encouraging me to make the most of each moment.” The things that Pamela experienced on her business trips often triggered a remembrance of her mother and her childhood. Those memories became the reflections and gratitude's that Pamela expresses at the end of each chapter when visiting churches across the globe to light candles for her mother, a tradition she began in Westminster Abbey.

For readers who may be reminded of exciting memories from their childhood, A Candle for My Mother has been designed with pages interspersed throughout for writing personal reflections. Here a son or daughter can add their favorite pictures, recount “Best Day Ever” times, write a thank you to their mom, or include poems, musings, or thoughts. It is designed to be a gift to oneself or one’s mom. Read it, write in it and then give it to your mother…with gratitude.

Open To US and must be 18+ to enter
Giveaway Dates ~ 5/22 9:00 AM EST through 6/19 11:59PM EST

Disclosure: Love, Mrs. Mommy is not held responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize obligations. This giveaway is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Facebook or any other social media site. The winners will be randomly drawn by Giveaway Tools and will be notified by email. Winners have 48 hours to reply before a replacement winner will be drawn. If you would like to participate in an event like this please contact LoveMrsMommy (at) gmail (dot) com.

With Gratitude. Now y'all KNOW Babushka's all about that!
With Gratitude for all you Beautifuls,
Buena Suerte.

May 18, 2018

MOMS WHO ROCK CD Collection Giveaway


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Considering the name of this blog is Babushka's "Baile", this is one of the most en pointe giveaways BB's had. Admittedly, rock n'roll isn't the top genre on Babushka's playlist, however, seeing that this is geared toward children, it's all good.  Y ahora, now, here's the giveaway.

Sponsored By: Sugar Mountain PR

Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy

Winner Will Receive: 

A collection of wonderful "Moms Who Rock" CDs! 


Sugar Mountain PR is a public relations agency specializing in award-winning music and other media for children.

Open To US and must be 18+ to enter
Giveaway Dates ~ 5/16 9:00 AM EST through 6/13 11:59PM EST

Disclosure: Love, Mrs. Mommy is not held responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize obligations. This giveaway is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Facebook or any other social media site. The winner will be randomly drawn by Giveaway Tools and will be notified by email. Winner has 48 hours to reply before a replacement winner will be drawn. If you would like to participate in an event like this please contact LoveMrsMommy (at) gmail (dot) com.


May 17, 2018

Win Wakanda- Black Panther Digital Copy Giveaway

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BB's ready to join the Social Media Gurus Gang again, and it couldn't be for a better giveaway. Absolutely LOVED this pelicula, and if you did too, go on an enter!

Welcome to the Black Panther Fans Giveaway!

1 Winner

This giveaway is part of our Mother's and Father's Day Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.
This contest is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network!
Host that put together this giveaway is Michigan Saving and More
Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide giveaways.

See this post about the movie HERE.

Digital Copy Black Panther



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 this sponsor in the last 12 months. 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) 5/31/18. The winner 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 to win this Mother's and Father's Day Giveaway and Good Luck!

Buena Suerte Beautifuls!

May 07, 2018

Finalmente, Finally Felicia. #FeliciaPhoenixFit

Babushka has received no further compensation for mention, though she will take this opportunity to thank TheCreditRx, Proctor Honda and Consumer Reports for their part in this historia.

Finalmente, Finally Felicia. #FelicaPhoenixFit

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!

FRIDAY April 13, 2018 was a lucky day for Babushka. Contrary to superstition, it was a very good day for BB, would even say it was Blessed. It was the dia we gladly welcomed a new member to our familia.

credit rx Jacquelyn Calloway

Felicia Phoenix. Quee?? You don't name your carros? JU SO FONII!!! Bella Trusted Steads who share your lives daily? Who literally have your vida in their poder? Babushka has named them all and loved the part they've shared with us.  Esta Preciosa is no teeny bopper. She is a 2016 Honda Fit who only had 20 thousand miles,well taken care of, still intact and potente. If she was humana, BB would say the vibes of a 44 yr old business woman was Felicia. Certain of her place in la vida, with still a lot of vision and vim, lista for whatever is to come, and ready to do it with a style all her own.

Now why did Babushka pick the name Felicia Phoenix? Beautifuls, it's been almost seis years since Stan The Man retired. We had become a one car family with shared driving privileges. All was going well, only Sweetie truly needed to use the car daily for work, so it was ok, we made due.  Also ok was no expense of a second car. No monetary expense, pero the strain of being a one car family in other ways became clear, especially when my eldest and her children moved closer.  BB wanted to make up for lost time and opportunities, there were errands to run, and places to take them to. But as we bloggers and enterpreneaurs know, ours is not a steady income, so lenders weren't apt to lend and Babushka needed to raise her credit score.

Felizmente BB met Jacquelyn Calloway, aka The Credit RX. She was able to raise Babushka's credit score to the point that purchasing a carro was posible. Will forever be grateful for her help and guidance. Also, she's still offering help to you Beautifuls; you can read more about her services and receive a free gift here

Babushka has always felt that the cosas that happen to us are truly life lessons. Both the good and bad have their reasons. The questionable credit made BB realize what was worth spending on, and Consumer Reports helped Babushka learn about the options available. If you remember, as an Ambassador, BB was gifted a trip to their testing facilities, race track, and some excelente car editions of their magazine. #CRSponsored

Armed with knowledge and credit, Babushka started the process of buying. BB had fallen in love with the Honda Fit a couple of years ago when it was in purple. Unfortunately that color option is no longer around, but the reputation of the Fit was still good and our prior dealings with Proctor Honda lead us back to them. The precio was right, their treatment was right, so the estrellas were all aligned, and Felicia found a new casa!

If you read the caption of the above, you'll see the full explanation of her name. Yes, we could have continued being a one carro familia, and yes, if need be we can return. Pero Beautifuls, BB feels so happy, grateful, resurrected and ready to fly. You ready to take flight with Babushka? 

Aver donde volamos.

Babushka Besos a Todos. Cuidensen.

May 01, 2018

Investing In Their Futuro- ABLEUnited Investing 101 Webinar w/Giveaway! #sponsored

A sponsored post on behalf of ABLEUnited and Bloggin' Mamas
 Happily watched, shared and honestly commented on by Babushka.

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!
Babushka fool around when talking about The Grands' futures? JU SO FONII!!! Por eso, por La Princesa and all those wonderfuls like her, BB gets straight to the reason for this post.
"If you attended ABLE United’s webinar last month, How to Save and Invest with ABLE United, now is the time to take action by signing up for an account during the month of May and be entered into the change to win a $250 contribution to your account!
If you missed it, there is still an opportunity for you to learn how you can save tax-free and invest for you or your loved one’s future – click here to view the recorded webinar. This webinar featured representatives from Callan, ABLE United’s investment consultants, who helped prospective account holders understand investing, risk, performance, and the differences between each of ABLE United’s investment options.

Asset thresholds no longer a barrier – so open up your account and start saving for a better future.

Open your account by May 31, 2018, and you could be the one lucky winner to receive a $250 account contribution from ABLE United! To get started, click here – and make sure to use BABUSHKA17 upon sign-up to also receive a free enrollment package.

If you have any questions along the way, call their customer service hotline at 1-888-524-ABLE (2253) or email them at"

Rapidito, for those who don't want to watch the webinar, the main point of ABLEUnited is to share the program, and the advantages to saving and investing in it for your loved one. First, the rules of eligibility and quick summary:

ABLEUnited Webinar Overview

Ok, si estan eligible, next is the investing section. As stated arriba, you can call or email ABLEUnited, pero for those of you who want a more detallado response, aqui esta el webinar:
Super Interesante and Informative.
And Super Importante.

Remember Beautifuls, the Giveaway is luck.  Your loved one's futuro, is Planning.


April 19, 2018

Doing It Again- and Better! @Dryel Has New Ropa to Care for YOUR Ropa. #ad

Babushka is a Brand Ambassador for Dryel and happy to share the ways and whys of the product. Como siempre, opinions are BB's.

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!

It appears that Babushka’s reputation for not liking cleaning and not working too hard have caught the attention of a few people.  Apparently the makers of DRYEL think BB would be a good spokesperson for them, and they couldn’t be more right! Fell in Amor of them years ago; BB uses it for EVERYTHING. Desde decorative pillows, stuffed animals,mattress pads, to its intended main use- la ropa, clothing, DRYEL has been a constant in la casa for quite some time. Now they’ve repackaged and ready to roll out a new look, as well as adding some pretty nice cositas to mantener  your ropa between full Dryel cleanings.


They did a nice job on the packaging verdad Beautifuls?  And they improved the inside too.

"Each Dryel Starter Kit (MSRP: $9.99) contains the patented Dryel Fabric Care Bag and four cleaning cloths to clean up to 20 items. Each Dryel starter kit will also include both a Dryel Stain Pen and a bottle of the brand’s signature Odor and Wrinkle Releaser. The Stain Pen is uniquely designed to safely and effectively eliminate stains from even the most delicate fabric. The Odor and Wrinkle Releaser can be used alongside the cleaning cloths for complete fabric care or can be used on its own for quick touch-ups, in-between cleanings.  

“Including the Stain Pen and the Odor and Wrinkle Releaser in our new Dryel packaging not only adds to the value of the starter pack, but it offers multiple layers of protection for all clothes and dry-clean-only items, from deep cleaning to a quick refresh on your way out the door,” said Tim Harrison, VP of Sales and Marketing. “And, now our Starter Kit customers can now benefit from on-the-go spot treatment,"

Bueno Beautifuls, you've seen the product, let's share how to use it.
Taken directly from the Dryel website, the mas importante screens in BB's opinion-

Dryel_How it works


Dryel_Cleaning Tips

And finalmente, to prove the ease of use, porque as y'all know,
BB work harder than she has to?  JU SO FONII!!!

Also available on the site are FAQ's, a video gallery as well as other interesting options.

On Social Media you can find Dryel on:

Off to see what else can be drycleaned...

p.s. a video como ejemplo

April 12, 2018

Behind BB's Bun. A Natural,Healthy Hair #Giveaway

All opinions on Natural,Healthy Hair in this post are Babushka's. So is the hair.

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!

If you've been following Babushka for awhile, you know her hair is always covered and in a bun. Is it just BB's style? Maybe a little lazy to do cosas like blow drying and ironing? Perhaps she's just having another bad hair day?

Honestamente Beautifuls, it's D. All of The Above.

Si, that's BB. Hair long and lackluster.

Once again the S Sisters heard my cry and Babushka was approached by the Natural Healthy Hair Company to review their products, and if favorable, then offer a giveaway. 
The timing was perfecto!!

This is what BB received.


         Enrich, Hydrate, and Add Volume

Our Deep Conditioning Protein Treatment is formulated with double molecular weight protein for cortex penetration and hair fiber cuticle coverage and protection. It also contains proven Anti-Frizz GuardTM which provides an additional layer of protection against humidity and frizz. This professional at home, deep conditioning protein treatment will repair, maintain and protect your hair. Its 11 natural ingredients leave hair silky, soft, and shiny while protecting against radicals and humidity. It will also heal, repair and protect hair that has been damaged previously.

Use every 2 to 3 weeks to keep your hair Healthy and Beautiful.
Each bottle contains 100ml (3.38 fl oz).
Up to 3 applications.


Specially formulated for manageability of the hair. Makes hair healthy, silky and shiny. With added vitamin E for better hair elasticity and smoothness.  This Serum keeps hair shinny and silky. Seals and protects against frizz. The Anti-Frizz Lustri Serum will add luster and brilliance to the hair. The hair will look even more beautiful after this touch.

Each bottle contains 35ml (1.2fl oz).


Rapidito Babushka tried the antifriz, porque age,menopause and the Florida humidity have not been kind to BB's hair. Then again, Babushka never did anything especial to it. Honestamente, that's like not eating healthy and not taking vitamin supplements tampoco. It was time to try something bueno pa'l pelo.

Aqui esta the "Before". Super Simple, both the ingredients and the direcciones.

Y now the "After".  Woah and Wow.
It just took uno aplicacion to convince BB.  The shine, the feeling of fullness, hadn't felt that in este pelo in a loooong time.  Ahora, does that mean Babushka will stop wearing her hair up and under other things?  JU SO FONII !!! Por supuesto que no, but at least Sweetie won't be afraid everytime I let it down.  PLUS BB knows she'll be doing something good for her pelo.  Now that Babushka has tried the producto she can share it with you Beautifuls.  A giveaway of these productos mentioned and some more.

This Sodium Chloride and Sulfate-Free Hydrating Protein Shampoo is specially designed and formulated with infused Wheat and Double-Molecular Keratin Protein and Anti-Frizz GuardTM. Cleans build-up and impurities maintaining active the deep conditioning protein treatment. Infuses keratin as it cleans. Because it does not contain sulfates, this shampoo is perfect for colored hair extending color duration.

This Hydrating Protein Shampoo will give your hair the ultimate makeover, cleaning toxic build-ups and impurities while hydrating hair follicles.

Each bottle contains 400ml (13.5fl oz).

This Enriching Protein Conditioner formulated with infused Hydrolyzed Wheat and Keratin Protein and Anti-Frizz GuardTM, is a hair moisturizer, nourisher, and detangler. Adds silkiness and shine to hair. Made with the best conditioning ingredients in the market.

Each bottle contains 400ml (13.5fl oz).For

And like all their products-


For those of you who can't wait to try the Deep Conditioning Treatment (and BB can't blame you) use the code BB12 to receive FREE the Bamboo Brush shown.  Tambien, BUENISIMO.

Buena Suerte Beautifuls!
Your Pelo is gonna Party!!

April 09, 2018

Because They're Worth The Extra Effort. How to Save & Invest con ABLE United #sponsored

ABLE United has chosen Bloggin' Mamas once again to help share their program and insights.  Babushka is very feliz and proud that they have picked her for this campaign and opinions expressed are all BB's.


HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!

Time. El Tiempo. It goes by so quickly doesn't it? Unless it's something you don't like, or something that seems unsurmountable.  For BB that would be saving dinero.  Quee??  Y'all thought at this age Babushka would have had that all figured out verdad?  JU SO FONII!!!  Pero at this age BB has something worth making the extra effort.  Just ayer The Trio were babies, and now their babies are growing up.  There are things this abuela would like them to have.  For La Princesa, her autism will make things a little trickier to realize her dreams.  ABLE United savings is definitely a plus to achieving them. 

"Financial decisions impact our everyday lives, from budgeting for weekly groceries to determining investment options for retirement. Financial literacy is the first step to achieving financial independence; however, many in our community need resources and targeted education to help them better understand the issues affecting their finances – particularly the disability community.

Results from the National Disability Institute’s report on Financial Capability of Adults with Disabilities tell us that people with disabilities are having more difficulty than others covering expenses, paying bills, saving, coming up with funds in an emergency, planning ahead, and effectively managing money. In fact, responses to a survey measuring basic financial knowledge showed that individuals with disabilities showed to be twice as challenged compared to individuals without disabilities.

In celebration of National Financial Literacy Month, ABLE United is hosting a webinar on how you can save tax-free and invest for you or your loved one’s future. Representatives from Callan, ABLE United’s investment consultants, will help current and prospective account holders understand investing, risk, performance, and the differences between each of ABLE United’s investment options."
How to Save and Invest with ABLE United Webinar
Thursday, April 19th
12 – 1 P.M. EST

If you’re not already an ABLE United account holder, sign up today by visiting

and start saving for a better life experience – and make sure to use “BABUSHKA17” upon sign-up to receive a free enrollment package.
Y alli lo tienen Beautifuls, there you have it. All the details and encouragement to save for your loved one.Porque time goes so quickly and it's not as difficult as you imagine it to be.

April 07, 2018

Chance to Organize Your Familia & Win +$250 in Prizes w/ @Calroo y @BlogginMamas


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No se about y'all, but BB is loving this new thing happening after Tweety Fiestas. After all of them? JU SO FONII!! Not all, but Bloggin' Mamas is doing it and i like, i like.  If you missed the info, here's the original post.  Now on to the giveaway.

Welcome to our Calroo Giveaway!

We have teamed up with Bloggin Mamas and Calroo for this wonderful giveaway.

About Calroo

On March 29th, Calroo launched on both the Appstore and on Google Play. Whether you use an iPhone or an Android, don’t wait, get your family organized today!
Calroo is the perfect family organizer that brings families closer together. It provides one central place where you can see, plan and manage all of your family’s activities. With Calroo, you always know who is doing what, and asking a family member for help is as easy as a swipe. Calroo is free and ad-free, keeping the focus where it belongs – on your family.

Here is how Calroo can help your family:

-You always know exactly who is doing what, with a color-coded family calendar that shows who is participating in each event or task
-You get reminder alerts for everything you need to do – so that nothing slips through the cracks
-If you’re are stuck in traffic or at work, you can hand off an appointment or task to your spouse or family member with a simple swipe – and get a clear confirmation of the handoff
-Your grocery, shopping and packing lists are instantly shared and synced with your family members’ phones
-You can exchange messages and photos with your family members, privately and instantly
-You can keep private events private – like a surprise birthday party for your spouse
-You can invite people outside your family to join the fun, and get their RSVP replies

Calroo has been featured by Apple, Forbes, Inc., Huffington Post, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, Product Hunt and more.

Calroo was created by parents, for parents. They got tired of having to use 5 different apps, plus email, texting and calling, just to make it through the day. They hope it’ll be as useful for your family as it is for theirs.

If you have any questions, feedback or suggestions, please contact Calroo at – they would love to hear from you.

Reduce stress, save time, get more help from your family members, and become the organized and engaged parent you always wanted to be. Try Calroo today!

Download the app!

App Store/ IOS:

Google Play/ Android: COMING SOON!

Follow Calroo

Visit the Website:
Like Calroo on Facebook
Follow Calroo on Twitter
Follow Calroo on Instagram
Follow Calroo on Pinterest

Now for the Giveaway!!!
One winner will receive a prize pack valued at $250.
  • Get more help from your family with free lifetime access to Calroo Pro ($100+ value)
  • Enjoy a romantic dinner at your favorite restaurant with a $100 gift card ($100 value)
  • Pamper yourself with cosmetics with a $30 gift card from Bath & Body Works ($30 value)
  • Listen to your favorite music with a $20 iTunes gift card ($20 value)
Open to US residents, 18+
One entry per email & IP address
Giveaway begins 3/29/2018 at 10pm ET and ends 4/12/2018 at 11:59pm ET

Disclosure: Giveaway begins March 29, 2018 at 10pm and ends April 12, 1018 at 11:59 pm EST. Open to US residents age 18 and older. One $250 Prize Pack. Winners will be selected by and be notified by email. Winners have until April 16, 2018 at 11:59am ET to respond or forfeit their prize. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube, and Google are in no way associated with this giveaway. By providing your information in this form, you are providing your information to Heather Lopez Enterprises LLC. We do not share or sell information and will use any information only for the purpose of contacting the winner. If you have any questions, please email us at or

Buena Suerte Beautifuls!