Babushka's Baile

August 01, 2021

Back to School - $100 Walmart GC #BTS #Giveaway

 


HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!
Agosto is starting off with a BANG!!! Un sorteo for a $100 Walmart Giveaway.
 'Nuff said.

This event is HOSTED by The Mommy Island and The Kids Did It and sponsored by the awesome bloggers, authors, and Etsy shop owners! Cruise Your Way Over To The CoHosts! Sonya's Happenings..., Versatileer, Raising 3 Savvy Ladies, Beautiful Touches, Mom To Grandma, Deliciously Savvy, The Frugal Grandmom, Gardens, Books and Romance, Simply Sherryl, It's Free At Last, and Babushka's Baile

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ONE entrant will be selected by the entry form to win a $100 Walmart Gift Card! Open for entry WW, 18 years and older from 08/01/21 at 12:01 a.m. ET thru 08/31/21 at 11:59 p.m. ET. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. A winner will be chosen after/around September 01, 2021. The winner will have 24 hours to respond to 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

July 31, 2021

Cubantime Calendar Countdown 2021 Part I

 



HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!

No se about y’all but for BB 2020 was a Blurb y 2021 a Buzz, como un bee, flying by y Babushka trying to be stingfree. So far, so good. Pero she must admit, the blogging has taken a bit of a back seat. Between acting, daily mini posts (IGrammy, Feibu y Tweety) and living, the New Year goal of monthly resumens (never resolutions- BB knows herself too well pa’ eso) Babushka's running on Cubantime. Seeing we’re halfway through the año, parece a good time to start playing Cuban Catchup. So ponte los cinturones Beautifuls, aqui vamos!


January-Enero


Started 2021 en Casa BB with Sweetie. A traditional mixed cultural cena of many items including lechon, sauerkraut, black eyed peas, shrimp, sidra and of course the 12 grapes to pop into our bocas at midnight , one for each bong of the clock, while jumping to each bong. Quee?? Cubanos do one thing at a time?  JU SO FONII!!

January 2

The next dia we started a new tradition, visiting St.Augustine with son MAC and his Minions. Of course a trip to San Agustin wouldn't be complete without a trip to the Busy Bee. Once all the senses were satisfied, off to meet la familia!



 So San Agustin will see BB and her Bunch again in 2022. 
ESO! 👍


Ok, not gonna go dia por dia, porque then it'll be Crisma by the time Babushka posts. 
Sooooo.... video con todo!!


Then Febrero- the month of Love.

And BB knows no greater love than love of Grands-
Except the love of donuts.

Dunkin Donuts visit
He had never gone inside the Dunkin.

Grandchild #5


Trip to the INSIDE of a Dunkin Donuts with BB.

Oh my. The variety... His eyes glazed over- just like the donuts!!

Took him over 5 minutes, 
but he picked two, and this was the verdict.

And now the month's video highlights-


March
Wow and Woah.
 Oh Google, JU SO FONII!!
Ya really shouldn't count the places/times BB and Sweetie had to stop for pp breaks...



And there Beautifuls are the first 3 months of BB's 2021.
Truth be told, seemed to take longer to write the post about them than to live them...


Babushka Besos a todos. Cuidensen.




July 30, 2021

Grandma & Me- Explore Outdoor Activity Kit #Giveaway

 

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  Si, BB knows giveaways are for #WinningWednesday , pero this one has Grandma in the title, so you KNOW Babushka HAD to post on the first day the sorteo became available. Besides, the more time us abuelas have available to us we gotta take it, so here's a chance made for us and our grands. Definitely a twofer Plus- time with loved one and time afuera sans electronics. Ya can't beat that! So enter, makes a great gift for everyone.

Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy


Winner Will Receive a:


Grandma & me: Explore Outdoors

An activity kit that inspires creative outdoor play with Grandkids ages 4 and up.



About the product:

Don’t just give a gift…give an “explore outdoors” experience!

Encourage a special grandmother/grandchild bond with an activity kit that makes outdoor play a delight! Exploring nature ignites curiosity, sparks conversations, and lays the foundation for memory-making moments. Start the adventure by reading together and personalizing the child-size backpack. Then fill it up with the kit's many included pieces (Magnifying glass! Paint pens! Solar prints!) and head outdoors to enjoy the fun activities in the keepsake Outdoor Activity Journal.

Grandmothers: A perfect gift for your grandchild to explore outdoors with you. Choose a different activity for every walk you take!

Parents:  Gift this kit to any child or grandma in your life to promote the interactions you most value between generations.

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What's in the Kit

A nature storybook
10x magnifying glass
solar print kit
drawstring backpack
Outdoor Activity Journal (with dozens of fun and easy-to-do ideas)
3 fine-point paint pens
sidewalk chalk

Watch our unboxing video below to see everything you can WIN in action!




Enter below for your chance to WIN all of these prizes!!

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Open to entrants from the United States and Canada only! Must be 18+ to enter.
Giveaway Dates ~ 7/30 9:00AM EST through 8/27 11:59PM EST


Disclosure: Love, Mrs. Mommy and all participating bloggers are 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.

Buena Suerte Beautifuls!
BB2U

July 22, 2021

July is for Independence, and We’re Half Way There- #TBT @ConexionFlorida July 2021

Written for @ConexionFlorida July 2021 Edition. 

This one is very close to BB's corazon. 


Original graphic by Breathe Play Love


HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!

July is for Independence, and We’re Half Way There” is the title of this writing. Of course you know Babushka’s a lover of Twofers, so this escrito has many meanings, many subtopics, many ways to look at it. Just like La Vida verdad? Empesamos in the beginning.


Those of us living in the US like to celebrate the 4th of July, the country’s independence day. The day the colonists declared their independence from England.  It was a battle hard fought, many loses, but in the end it was won. From there came much learning, mucho growing, but the nation became stronger and in time became a poder to be reckoned with. In comparison with other nations, the United States of America is young, in its mere 245 years has seen much, done much. But there is so much yet to do and be.


IG mistterjin


They say a country is a reflection of its people- or are the people a reflection of the country? Reflection. In the title we state “July is for Independence, and We’re Half Way There”, Half Way There because the year is half done, as is the mission of independence and freedom our forefathers spoke of and promised. How many promises have we made Beautifuls? With the best of intentions, what resolutions are still valid and intact at this midpoint? July, a good month to relive our history, with open hearts and ojos abiertos. Time for our truth and to begin again. Nuestro pais, our peace, National civility, personally being civil. To live by the words ,”For All”. As promised to us, as we hold to be self evident. Let us live the vision that made this country, and hope in turn the country will become that vision. There is much yet to do and be.




May the reflection we see and live be one we can All live with.



Babushka Besos a todos. Cuidensen.

July 15, 2021

Emeril Lagasse – Men’s 1/4 Leather Athletic Shoes Giveaway ENDS 8/15

 

 

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Seems only fitting and fair, que if there was a giveaway for a first class, quality ladies athletic shoe that there should be one for the caballeros too. So, here it is! Definitely worth entering.

Welcome to the Emeril Lagasse Men's Quarter Leather Athletic Shoes Giveaway (ENDS 08/15)!

1 Winner

This giveaway is part of our Back To School Gift Guide – Check out all of the great products we endorse.

HOST IS

The Stuff of Success

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1 Winner Will Receive one pair of Emeril Lagasse – Men’s Quarter Leather Athletic Shoes

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Open to residents of the U.S. 18+

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By submitting an entry to this giveaway you agree to the following Terms & Conditions: This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end at 11:59 PM (EST) on August 15, 2021. The winner will be chosen from all eligible entries using a random number generator. The winners will be notified via e-mail and will have 48 hours to reply.
You also agree to the Giveaway Tools' Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
This giveaway / sweepstake is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) on 08/15/21. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to TheStuffofSuccess 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 giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping the above prizes. No blogs associated with this contest are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Athena Nagel at TheStuffofSuccess at gmail dot com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified. Sponsors interested in joining our gift guides can see the information HERE.


Buena Suerte Beautifuls!
BB2U

Lugz Women's Amor Oxford Sneaker Giveaway ENDS 08/15

 

 

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Summer is upon us and who wouldn't love to be comfortable and stylish while doing all those summer activities? Bueno, seems to BB that Lugz and Amor are perfecto for a sneaker pair, so here's a chance to win one!!


Welcome to the Lugz Women's Amor Oxford Sneaker Giveaway (ENDS 08/15)!

1 Winner

This giveaway is part of our Back To School Gift Guide – Check out all of the great products we endorse.

HOST IS

The Stuff of Success

Michigan Savings and More

 

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This giveaway’s Sponsor is:

 

WEBSITE ~ FACEBOOK ~ TWITTER ~INSTAGRAM

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1 Winner Will Receive one pair of Lugz Amor Oxford Sneakers

 

Read My Review

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Open to residents of the U.S. 18+

Enter your information and click begin!

By submitting an entry to this giveaway you agree to the following Terms & Conditions: This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end at 11:59 PM (EST) on August 15, 2021. The winner will be chosen from all eligible entries using a random number generator. The winners will be notified via e-mail and will have 48 hours to reply.
You also agree to the Giveaway Tools' Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
This giveaway / sweepstake is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) on 08/15/21. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to TheStuffofSuccess 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 giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping the above prizes. No blogs associated with this contest are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Athena Nagel at TheStuffofSuccess at gmail dot com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified. Sponsors interested in joining our gift guides can see the information HERE.

Buena Suerte Beautifuls!
BB2U

A Cinderella Story: Starstruck - Fairy Tales have come a long way. #CinderellaStarstruck


A country girl with Hollywood dreams. #CinderellaStarstruck 
Babushka was sent the DVD for review.


Cinderella Starstruck- BBabushka collage

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!
It's midnight, perfecto hora to write about Cinderella no creen? Back when BB was bb, her favorite Princesa was Cinderella. The mystery of identity and the comeuppance at the end, and of course the romance were part of the enchantment. The same is true in this version, pero with so much more!
Let's start with the studio synopsis-

Finley Tremaine (played by Bailee Madison), a small-town farm girl, longs to spread her wings and soar as an aspiring performer. When a Hollywood film crew arrives in her sleepy town, she is determined to land a role in the production and capture the attention of handsome lead actor Jackson Stone (played by Michael Evans Behling). Unfortunately, a botched audition forces her to change course. Now, disguised as cowboy “Huck,” Finley finally gets her big break. But can she keep the charade a secret from everyone, including her evil stepmother (played by April Telek) and devious step-siblings (played by Lillian Doucet-Roche and Richard Harmon)?


Looks like fun verdad?
Also fun and yummy was the actual dvd and cookies. Porque all movies should have snacks right??

BBabushka- Cinderella Starstruck DVD cookies


The pelicula, though the tema wasn't new, Babushka enjoyed the new take. Si, it's still about dreams, has struggles and romance, pero not quite like before. En este, Cinderella (Finley) wants to be a performer (ya saben that right there BB was rooting for her) , but of course her wicked stepfamily will have nada doing for that. Another modern angle on that familia was having a male figure, but they were still as uppity as the originals, and the nuance was much enjoyed. Pero the best part for BB was when Finley claimed her worth and selfbelief  to all. Si, she did get the principe and her dreams, but it was on her terms, her way.  She was her own fairy godmother. Eso!

Cinderella Starstruck DVD BBabushka thumbs up

A Cinderella Story: Starstruck will be available on Digital for $14.99 SRP ($14.99 in Canada), and on DVD for $19.98 SRP ($24.98 in Canada)


Here's to being our own fairy godmothers.
BB2U