August 19, 2019

He's Got the Musica in Him- Dimas Caraballo in #Delray with a Nuevo Ritmo! #PalmBeachCounty #BocaRaton


Dimas Caraballo_pianist_Ballroom Dancer_NuevoRitmo
Come meet BB's friend.


HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!
Blessed are they who follow their dreams and live their loves.  No hay muchos who can say they've done that. To know since youth what you love and  never to have strayed from it, a rarity to see that sort of dedication and knowing. BB is feliz to say that she knows such a person in Dimas Caraballo. We attended the same highschool and even then his love of music,dance, and life were obvio.

Back then BB played Cleopatra to his Marc Antony, but now Dimas is playing classical music.

pero as you can see, dance isn't far behind.


Cubano hasta la muerte, Dimas always has la musica por dentro.
Always deep in his amores- music, dance, familia and friends. 
Babushka is so proud of the man he's become.

And now he's come back home to Florida, Delray, to dedicate time to share and teach his loves. He will be officially opening the Nuevo Ritmo Music & Dance Academy soon, meanwhile getting ready for his homecoming piano concert. To celebrate his return, a performance at 5 pm on Sunday, August 25 at The Wick Theater and Costume Museum.  will be offered. BB is so happy; she wouldn't miss it for the world!




Hope we all find our passions and follow them.
Babushka Besos a todos.

P.S.  BB dedicates this post to la memoria of Dimas' Madre. 
Muy querida, who welcomed us into her home and corazon. Encompassing all the good and special qualities de una Madre Cubana, a caring woman who loved her son and was so proud of him. 
She is truly missed.

August 14, 2019

Back2School Celebration #Giveaway Multi-Prize $1200+ via @MommysPlaybook








HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!
Here, Up North in The South, school has started and that has us going every which way!! To help calm the frazzles, another BTS giveaway because stress and school son primos hermanos.

This year's #Back2School event is giving one lucky winner twelve-plus prizes to help make starting school a little easier. The winner will receive everything from homeschool classes for the year, to educational toys for their toddler, AND Back to Campus gear your college student needs! Celebrate learning with all of your children, big and small! Learn more about the prizes below AND good luck to all who enter! ~ Victoria

Snap Circuits Classic from ELENCO
ENTER TO WIN a Snap Circuits Classic Electronics Exploration Kit from ELENCO! Snap Circuits Classic can be used to make interesting circuits, encouraging educational play that teaches your future engineer about electricity. All of the parts have colored graphics that represent their real electronic names and symbols. This educational toy comes with a complete instruction manual and project guide that helps you to guide your child through exploring over 300 experiments --no soldering required. The color-coded parts combine to create working circuit boards just like the ones found inside televisions, radios, and other electronic devices. With easy-to-follow instructions, Snap Circuits gives your child a hands-on education in how electrical circuits run the devices they use everyday. Visit ELENCO to learn more about Snap Circuits and all of their innovative and educational toys that encourage children to "learn by doing!"
Monkey Business Polar Bear Family Ice Packs
ENTER TO WIN a Blue Bear Family shaped ice blocks from Monkey Business! This set comes with one mom and two cubs. They come pre-filled with non toxic fluid, ready to be placed in your freezer and await their turn to chill out in your child's school lunchbox or homeschool park-day cooler!
Monkey Business has been creating useful objects with a smile since 1994. They are on a mission to shine a light on the little things that make up your day so you can see them from a new perspective. Visit Monkey Business to learn more about the business of making you smile AND checkout their great products for your home and family.

PeachSkinSheets perfect for Back to School to be sure your student gets a great night sleep
ENTER TO WIN breathable and lightweight PeachSkinSheets® so your student will have a great night sleep all school-year long! Regardless if your child is a hot or cold sleeper, PeachSkinSheets® are thermal controlled to keep both hot sleepers cool, and cold sleepers cozy! The advanced poly microfibers contained in their Athletic Grade SMART fabric breathe just like workout clothes to wick away moisture too.
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SMITCO Snap Pop Beads - 725 Piece Preschool Crafts Jewelry Making Kit for Kids #SmitCoLLC #Gift
ENTER TO WIN a SMITCO Snap Pop Beads - 725 Piece Kit! The SMITCO pop bead kit is a great addition to your homeschool or classroom. Use them for dexterity, creative play, sensory bin fillers, or math manipulatives. The brightly colored beads arrive in various shapes, sizes, and textures, inspiring an interest in building and engineering in a fun kid-friendly way! Kids love the broad spectrum of colors, and the feel of the smooth beads against their little fingers. Visit SmitCo online to find more ideas on kid-appealing back to school supplies and kits.

College Prep Science #Homeschool #HomeschoolScience
ENTER TO WIN a Full School Year (Two Semesters) Online Science Class ($680 value) from College Prep Science! Live Online Classes are more than just a once a week teaching engagement. Students are assigned homework, take exams, and are provided with an end of course grade that can be retained for your student's homeschool portfolio and high school transcripts. Live Online Classes at College Prep Science are available for Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Human Anatomy & Physiology, Exercise and Sports Physiology, Forensic Science & Human Anatomy, Embryology - The Magnificence of Human Development, Introduction to Biochemistry/Microbiology, AND MORE!
Visit the Live Online Classes details page to register! REMINDER: Fall Classes Start September 9th!
College Prep Science Online Classes for Homeschool Families
ENTER TO WIN a 2-Day Biology or Chemistry Lab Intensive ($280 value) from College Prep Science! Science Lab Intensives are offered in 15 cities during the Fall, 2019 and Spring, 2020. Each two day intensive is the equivalent of a full school year of labs! Intensives can be attended by future, current, or previous Biology or Chemistry students. There are no prerequisites to attend! Appropriate background information is presented prior to and during each lab that is performed.
Visit the Science Lab Intensives details page to find course details, event locations, daily schedules, and how each child will be able to apply what they have learned with "real-life" knowledge.
Sew What Box Monthly Subsciption Box from TaylarMade Tailoring #SewWhatBox #BTS2019
ENTER TO WIN a Sew What Box and sewing accessory surprise from TaylarMade Tailoring! Teach your child how to sew this school year! The Sew What Box monthly subscription box contains handpicked projects that are beautiful, useful, and can be completed in about an hour. The only thing your creative student needs to get started is their Sew What Box Subscription Box, a sewing machine, iron, a pair of scissors! The contents of each box includes pre-cut fabric, pins, and detailed instructions. Simply dust off your sewing machine, hop over to watch the online video tutorial, and get sewing!
Visit TaylarMade to take a look at past boxes, inquire about alterations, or signup for a sewing lessons!


ENTER TO WIN a TickleMe Plant Garden Kit! The TickleMe Plant has an amazing ability to close its leaves when Tickled! The branches even droop too! What a fun Science project to kick-off the new school year!
Mark Your Calendars! Bring Your TickleMe Plant To School Day is Sept 26. 2019! In honor of Johnny "Chapman" Appleseed and his love of planting Apples, TickleMe Plant is encouraging students to bring TickleMe Plant Seeds and TickleMe Plants kits to school or homeschool co-op to grow and show others this amazing plant. Like Johnny Appleseed, they want to share their love of Nature.
Tigerlight Means Your Student is Never Alone #BTS2019 #Back2Campus
ENTER TO WIN a D.A.D.®2 from TigerLight! Are you sending your big kids Back to Campus this fall? Here's two alarming facts you need to know before you do: 1 out of 5 women are sexually assaulted before they finish College; AND male college-aged students (18-24) are 78% more likely than non-students of the same age to be a victim of rape or sexual assault! The D.A.D.® 2 with Crowd Alert is #1 most powerful, effective, safe, innovative, game-changing, futuristic, non-lethal personal protection on the planet! It is only 5 inches long, weighs 4.6 ounces, AND fits comfortably in the palm of your student's hand so they are never alone! Learn more at TigerLight!
Lugz footwear has been an innovator in the footwear market from its signature styles, to creating trendsetting footwear beyond boots and has added casual shoes and athletics to the mix for the Lugz men, Lugz women and Lugz kids lines.
ENTER TO WIN Lugz new arrival men's sneakers! From its inception, Lugz footwear has been an innovator in the footwear market from its signature styles, to creating trendsetting footwear beyond boots and has added casual shoes and athletics to the mix for the Lugz men, Lugz women and Lugz kids lines. Checkout all of the New Arrivals and tell me which pair is your favorite! Mine are the Men’s Changeover II Oxford Sneaker for everyday, Men’s Dot.Com 2.0 Denim Oxford Boot for Friday nights, and Men’s Hardwood 6-Inch Boot for when your young man wants to look his best! Visit Lugz.com to learn more and choose your favorite! (...it's so hard to pick just one!!)
The Simplay3's High Back Toddler Wagon #BTS2019 #Back2School
ENTER TO WIN the Simplay3 High Back Toddler Wagon! This wagon is the perfect addition to any family with children under the age of seven. Pull the littles along while you walk your school-aged children to school, OR bring it to your next park-day to keep everything handy while you mingle and gush over the kids with your best mom-friends. The Simplay3 High Back Toddler Wagon (Made in the USA) is a secure and comfortable ride for young toddlers transitioning from a stroller. We love the high contoured backrest because it gives the kids extra support, and the seatbelts keep them secure. The additional storage under the seats and cupholders make this wagon the perfect ride for on-the-go-families. Take a look at the specs and learn more about the key features at Simplay3.


Winning Moves Classic Games and Family Favorites
ENTER TO WIN a Winning Moves USA Prize Pack! Winning Moves USA's mission is to provide happiness to consumers by offering Classic, Retro, Cool and Fun games for play with friends, family, AND classmates. Some of our favorites fun, yet educational, games from the Winning Moves lineup are Pass the Pigs BIG PIGS, and No Stress Chess. Schedule "game play" into your child's school day to keep learning fun!
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ENTER TO WIN the item of your choice from TVStoreOnline.com! TVStoreOnline.com is a Detroit-based movie, television, and comic book apparel and costume company seen on Good Morning America, Live with Kelly and Ryan, The Today Show, The Ellen Show! They have an amazing collection of high-quality shirts, hoodies, and apparel your kids will love for Back to School -- shirts you aren't likely to pickup at your local stores! Stop by to see if they have the shirt you've been looking for!

Back2School with Mommy's Playbook
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Un poquito de todo and todo BUENISIMO!!
Buena Suerte Beautifuls.
BB2U

August 12, 2019

Celebrating 25 years The Swan Princesa With The Kingdom of Music #SwanPrincess25


Swan Princess 25 years The Kingdom of Music

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!
Babushka remembers The Swan Princess being one of her Little One’s favorite peliculas. It was just ayer- 25 years ago. QueQueee?? BB happily said si when asked if she wanted a copy of the latest Swan Princesa. Si Beautifuls, time to relive the happy memorias and share it with the next generation. 


Time for BB's Granddaughter, La Princesa to share in the joys of the series. A little out of order, but more to the liking of todays little ones, as diversity, world cultures, and other pertinent and poignant topics are touched upon.  For now though, and most of all, the universal lengua of musica! And Babushka's Baile not celebrar the music? JU SO FONII!!! Another reason we said si to this post- look how they incorporate the children, crafts and imagination.


In BB's mundo you can never have enough of those things, so right away we set out to make some musica to join in the movie fun. Naturalmente La Princesa chose the Maraca (it being the easiest,fastest to make and the loudest) and we filled it with, staying true to our Cuban-Chinese heritage, the siempre on hand staple, rice.


Ahora- A BAILAR SE HA DICHO!!


"Your favorite princesses are back in an all new feature length musical adventure! Princess Odette is hosting a music competition to celebrate Princess Alise’s birthday - the winner will sing at her grand birthday ball! Prince Li of Cathay has entered, but his sister Princess Mei Li has stowed away on his ship to seek help from Odette and Derrick for Chen, who has been cursed to live as a dragon. Lucas and Alise are reunited but Prince Li’s arrival makes Alise doubt her feelings. While Li and Lucas fight for Alise’s heart, Derek and Odette try to help Mei Li and Chen break the curse. Who will win the music festival and will Chen ever be free from his curse?

THE SWAN PRINCESS: KINGDOM OF MUSIC, the ninth installment of the beloved animated film series, from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment."


#SwanPrincess25

Let the story y the Song Continue!!
BB2U

August 04, 2019

BTS Grand Prize Giveaway with @SMGurusNetwork & @las930



Back To School Grand Prize Giveaway


HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!

It's been un tiempito since BB's done a giveaway with this group, but once you see the premios you'll see why Babushka's back. These prizes are BUENISIMO, so varied and once you look at them you'll realize how much you really need them! So, enter and remember to do so daily.

Welcome to the Back To School Grand Prize Giveaway!

2 Winners

Split over $500 RV in prizes!!!

This giveaway is part of our Back To School Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

Host is Michigan Saving and More

Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide giveaways.

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Buena Suerte Beautifuls!
BB2U

July 28, 2019

Loving @BrooklynCloth , Their Passion & Their PRIDE

 BB answered an email titled- LGBT PITCH: PRIDE collection by Brooklyn Cloth, and is so glad she did!  As is customary, BB received clothing samples to faciliatate the post, pero what is not customary was the calidad, definitely sobre lo usual.  Lo bueno es Bueno, but the quality of clothing, and the message behind them were so espectacular que Babushka and BB’s Little One had to take a ride down to St. Petersburg for the perfect backdrop for these perfect piezas.  

Brooklyn Cloth_PRIDE Collection_Plus size model

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!
"Introducing the PRIDE Collection by Brooklyn Cloth, with a focus on awareness in regards to the LGBTQ community and what it means to be proud of who you are. The clothing line is centered around love, equality and unity, with the most iconic symbol being the rainbow because of its inclusivity into the community, welcoming every color. The collection incorporates all the splashes of color onto the garments, giving each piece boldness. To counter all hateful rhetoric, the founders incorporated common, yet powerful symbols such as the smiley face, peace sign, and the heart to reinforce that the message of “love."

Brooklyn Cloth is a fashion-forward line in the “fast fashion” junior’s market, co-founded by Daron Jacob while working with Urban Outfitters and Tilly’s. Jacob noticed many of the men’s products in the mass market were too pricy, so he created fresh designs for a low price point with Brooklyn Cloth. Created to fit the laid-back, yet distinguished individual that roams the boroughs of New York City, the design team mirrors this demographic and lifestyle. The energy and attitude of bustling streets and the vibes of the East Coast are woven into the fabrics of the garments, giving off an authentic, pure aesthetic of this unique lifestyle. The makers design their own fabrics, beginning from the yarn level— focusing on items such as Joggers, Shorts and tees using Space Dye and Snow. Jacob notes, “We are focused on the Gen Z consumer. Someone who is not defined as one fashion or style but likes to change up their looks depending on their mood.”

Brooklyn Cloth_Pride Collection

Marvelous mensaje verdad Beautifuls? Gen Z may be their target, but BB's Millenial fell in love with them imediatamente. Any and all ages can wear these. Honestly, seeing her so feliz and comfortable in the clothing filled this Babyboomer with hope y nostalgia. Si, Pride in every sense of the palabra.

Brooklyn Cloth_PRIDE COLLECTION_StPetersburg_Dominique Larrea
Little One feeling happy and worthy.

Brooklyn Cloth_StPetersburg_PRIDE COLLECTION
Feeling Bella gracias to Bella clothing and surroundings.


The stock pics and links to pieces modeled-  
Love & Equality Tee -Love is Love Denim Jacket-White Rainbow Track Hoodie

Y one more foto, and the only one we truly need to remember.
BrooklynCloth_All You Need is Love_Plus Size model_Dominique Larrea
ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE.

BB2U