September 22, 2020

Michele's The Cocoa Exchange #Giveaway $50 Choice w/@mikihope y @las930


Michele's The Cocoa Exchange Giveaway

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!

BB was going to focus on her bday fiestas, no giveaway posts, pero...CHOCOLATE.

Welcome to the Michele's The Cocoa Exchange Giveaway!

1 Winner Michele's The Cocoa Exchange Giveaway $50 Choice of products

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1 Winner receives a Michele's The Cocoa Exchange Giveaway $50 Choice of products

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Buena Suerte Beautifuls!

September 17, 2020

#TBT Our Hispanic Heritage (Month). The Importancia of Being Represented. @ConexionFlorida Sept.2020

Hispanic Heritage

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!
This is a repost of BB's column in this month's edition of Conexion.

Why Hispanic heritage month? For the same reason there is a movement to erect an American Latino museum. To quote the Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino “to create a museum in our nation’s capital to educate, inspire and encourage respect and understanding of the richness and diversity of the American Latino experience within the U.S. and its territories. By highlighting the contributions made by Latino icons, pioneers and communities to the American way of life we are all better able to truly understand what makes our nation great.” Contributions we have made, hispanos en las Americas. And there have been many contributions in our US historia. En el pasado esta la potencia, but the importance of NOW is also valid in noting our history.
American Latino Museum
This brings to mind the US Census. Beautifuls, if we don’t have our presence accounted for, how can we expect respect and establish need? Strength in numbers, detailed and documented disparities, all this comes from llenando the census; tenemos until September 30. Taken every 10 years, BB can’t stress the importancia of this constitutionally mandated count. From this census comes the ayuda and allocations for the proximo 10 años, truly, where the past and the future collide. Estan contentos with the representation Hispanos have had in federal programs? Have our needs been acknowledged and met? Parte del problema is not knowing how many Latinos live here, and what that population number will mean, and how it’ll impact society. Al final of this writing you’ll find links to the aforementioned organizaciones, and a video BB did to recruit participation in this very importante census. Babushka truly believes in llenando that questionnaire; nuestros futuros truly do depend on it.

American Latino Museum
US Census 2020
Bohemian Babushka Buscando Nuestra Gente pa’l #2020Census . #CuentaConmigo

Let's Make Sure We're Represented Beautifuls!!

Babushka Besos a todos. Cuidensen.

September 13, 2020

58 and Doing Great! BB's Happy Covid Cumples.

Bohemian Babushka 58 Birthday

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!
BB just saw that it's been since Agosto without un Baile por aqui. Does that mean Babushka hasn't been doing anything? JU SO FONII!! Primeramente, BB turned 58 on September 1 and trying to catch up/do things she had planned and hasn't done since the last Cumples. There are places she hasn't seen, posts she hasn't written, and courses signed up for and never completed. Honestamente that last one is even mas with the Covid. Anyone else think they'll be able to do all those things we got online during the pandemic? Anyway, since 2020 hasn't been spectacular for most, Septiembre 1 is the nuevo Janauary 1 so BB's calling DO OVER and she started just as she did on Enero 1.

JANUARY 1, 2020


Same place but with an upgrade. Did you see how cozy, pero still Queenly?  
King Size bed, a little juego de sala and a whirlpool jacuzzi tub. ESO!!!
Y eso is what BB expects this 58th year is gonna bring. 
More of the same, pero con upgrades, in all aspectos and niveles . 

Vayan al IGrammy de BB to see the cool cosas y campaigns she's part of!

#Ad con @mamasconpoder @momsrising La importancia de la educación infantil se ha probado. Los primeros 5 años tiene un efecto profundo & todo que podamos hacer para que prospere es nuestra responsabilidad. TODOS deben tener el mismo chance de una educación segura, un futuro seguro, BB tiene 6 nietos y quiero que todos triunfan igualmente. No queremos eso pa' todos? Pa'l futuro? Vamos a triunfar; ¡VAMOS A VOTAR! The importance of early childhood education has been proven again & again. The first 5 years has a profound lifelong effect and anything we can do to help children prosper is our responsibility. ALL children should have the same chance of a secure education, a secure future. Let's help them get it. BB has 6 grands and loves them all equally, wants them to do equally well. Don't we want this for ALL children? Let's be triumphant; LET'S VOTE! #MomsRisingPartner #MomsVote #LatinxVotan
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Con @MamasConPoder y @MomsRising highlighting all the reasons to VOTE!!
Here's a link to add YOUR reason.

Now Beautifuls, in case you're wondering if all the BDay celebrating is over, 
once again BB says, JU SO FONII!! Not only is it not over, pero Babushka is giving 4 fiestas and is inviting y'all to join!

Primeramente, besides her personality, BB is known for her purses, so let's celebrate with a 31 party! 
Cute Kitten loving 31gifts purses
DT loving BB's 31 collection. (sampling of coleccion)

Link to see all the purty purses-
If you'd like to join the feibu fiesta just let BB know and she'll send you a direct invite!

Then comes Mary Kay con Maria.
Entonces Lilla Rose con Babushka's Bellas.
Y para celebrar jointly with Dr. J who turns 6 on Octubre 1, a BB Book Bonanza!

A tomar vitaminas and new Dr. Scholl's, porque esto va estar

See you there Beautifuls!

August 23, 2020

Sunday Smiles #SPANISH #COVID19 #JUSOFONII #ComicRelief 8.23.2020

Pandemic Spanish Meme Cuarentena
Good Morning! 
What day of the pandemic are we on??

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!
Today Babushka is in Miami, so to celebrate BB's hometown, this edition of Sunday Smiles will have mostly Spanish memes. Don't worry, they will be translated as best as possible in broken Spanglish. Quee??  JU SO FONII!! Si, like most of Babushka's posts...

Pandemic Spanish Meme Cuarentena Disney
"My 4 stages during this quarantine (40 days)."

And since we have these princesses, let's share a prince...
Pandemic Spanish Meme Cuarentena ER doctor
Let's see ma'am! This is the 5th time I'll tell you,
you Do Not have the coronavirus...

Now that we know you're ok- 
Stay at home, but go through your normal routine.

Not calling you old, pero...
Gary Coleman_Hervé Villechaize_Diff'rent Strokes_Fantasy Island
If you know these two, Don't leave your house!!

Personally, BB introduced Sweetie to this, and we eat it gladly.

A smile in any language is still a smile...

After all, in the end, it wasn't so hard to cut one's own hair.

Speaking of a realization, conclusion...

We are all human, but religion separated (us), politics divided (us), money classified (us), until the virus equaled (us).

Hoping these brought you risas (laughter)
Babushka Besos a todos. Cuidensen.

P.S. Most of these memes were found on Feibu.

August 20, 2020

The ONE AND ONLY IVAN coming to @Disney #TheOneAndOnlyIvan #DisneyPlus

The One and Only Ivan Activity Packet

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!
BB's in Miami visiting fma.  Familia...definition is very broad verdad?
Disney's latest on that, power of protest and freedom. Perfecto for these times.

The One and Only Ivan

"An adaptation of the award-winning book about one very special gorilla, Disney’s “The One and Only Ivan” is an unforgettable tale about the beauty of friendship, the power of visualization and the significance of the place one calls home. Ivan is a 400-pound silverback gorilla who shares a communal habitat in a suburban shopping mall with Stella the elephant, Bob the dog, and various other animals. He has few memories of the jungle where he was captured, but when a baby elephant named Ruby arrives, it touches something deep within him. Ruby is recently separated from her family in the wild, which causes him to question his life, where he comes from and where he ultimately wants to be. The heartwarming adventure, which comes to the screen in an impressive hybrid of live-action and CGI, is based on Katherine Applegate’s bestselling book, which won numerous awards upon its publication in 2013, including the Newbery Medal."

FEIBU: @OneAndOnlyIvan
TWEETY: @IvanMovie
IGRAMMY: @OneAndOnlyIvan

Thinking este va ser BUENISIMO.
Enjoy Beautifuls!

August 19, 2020

Review/Giveaway: Miss Olive Finds Furever Friends #doggydivashow #doggydivadiaries

Babushka received the first two books of the Miss Olive Trilogy for review, with option for a giveaway if she enjoyed the libros.  Not to spoil the post, pero there will be a giveaway. 😉
Opinions por supuesto are BB's.

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!
It's been awhile since Babushka's reviewed books, but this one captured BB's corazon.
A cuento of Miss Olive, a pound puppy wishing for her "furever" home.  Being three legged,  she is overlooked by many and was the last remaining in the foster home. Pero don't fret Beautifuls, there's a happy ending; Miss Olive is adopted and now has a familia and a furever home.

"Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Friends continues the story of a little Italian Greyhound with three legs who is adopted by a loving family in the award-winning first book in the series, Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Home. In Miss Olive Finds Her Furever Friends, Miss Olive learns that it’s her birthday and that her parents have planned a special celebration which will include treats, presents and friends. Her party is nearly ruined when she runs into a couple of grouchy dogs at the park who proceed to bully the poor pup. She realizes that true friends will stick by her and won’t join in with taunts from bullies."

Doggy Diva Diaries  Furever Friends
It's a lovely libro Beautifuls, and it touches on so many temas close to BB's corazon.
Inclusion, Kindness, Amor for All, Anti-Bullying, defending what you know is right, todo eso.  Pero the very best thing of these books, of this series? Estan basados en la realidad; they are based on true events and characters.
Doggy Diva Diaries  Furever Friends  Miss Olive

"Miss Olive is a tiny rescued Italian Greyhound that was adopted in 2015 from Italian Greyhound Rescue Florida. Miss Olive was a victim of neglect and health issues. Despite the fact that she lost one of her legs to cancer and her teeth due to a lack of medical care, Miss Olive is an inspiration to all."

Doggy Diva Diaries  Furever Friends  Author Susan Marie

"Susan Marie is the author of Miss Olive Finds Her "Furever"Home, which was awarded the 2019 bronze Moonbeam Children's Book Award and the Dog Writers Association of America's Maxwell medallion for the 2018 Children's Book of the Year.  A passionate champion of animals, Susan Marie donates a portion of the proceeds from The Doggy Diva Diaries series to animal-rescue organizations and hopes to pass along her love of animals to future generations."

Que bello verdad Beautifuls? 
You know que dicen "Truth is stranger than fiction." , y en this case it's sweeter too. 
And even sweeter? One of y'all will win a copy of  

Since this is a simple, pero heartfelt story, let's do lo mismo with the giveaway shall we?
Just share with BB if you do the following, comment here on the post.
Comments must be at least 10 words to count towards prize.

1. Do you have a pet? If so, what type is it and what's their name?
2. Who would you like to win this book for?
3. If you're on IG, look for the post on this giveaway and comment. Let BB know what name you commented under.
4. The same as above in Feibu (Facebook). 

Not just a book, pero a way of life. Check out all about Miss Olive's Mundo-
The Doggy Diva Radio Show-

Doggy Diva Diaries  Furever Friends Back Cover

Buena Suerte Beautifuls. 
BB's looking forward to your tails.

p.s.  winner in mainland US solamente.
gw ends at 11:00 pm 8/30/2020/

August 13, 2020

#TBT US 19th Amendment, Women's Suffrage- 100 Años and Just Getting Started! @ConexionFlorida

The article Babushka wrote for the Agosto Conexion publication. 
This month es todo highlighting y celebrating 100 years of Women's Votes.

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!
As Babushka shared in last month’s edicion, 

AMENDMENT XV -Passed by Congress 26 February 1869; Ratified 3 February 1870 
The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color or previous condition of servitude…

This was true- if you were male. For females, that right didn’t happen until 1920. 
Si Beautifuls, Incredible but Cierto.

Some of the reasons to go against women voting:

“BECAUSE 90% of the women either do not want it, or do not care.”

The league of Women Voters, caring for 100 years. 

“BECAUSE it means competition of women with men instead of co-operation.”

“BECAUSE 80% of the women eligible to vote are married and can only double 
or annul their husband's votes.”

-Actually, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing...

And here is a retort by Alice Stone Blackwell, one-time editor of the Woman’s Journal, in the National American Woman Suffrage Association publication. She stated 16 reasons why women SHOULD be given the vote. BB will only mention two as they are in her mind the most importante.

“Because it is fair and right that those who must obey the laws should have a voice in making them, and that those who must pay taxes should have a vote as to the size of the tax and the way it shall be spent.”  

There was even a tea throwing incident about something like that way back in US historia...

  “Because laws unjust to women would be amended more quickly.”

As done in the July edition, BB points out what should be the truth, but in reality we all know better don’t we Beautifuls?  In the current US atmosphere, women still earn less than their male counterparts. According to the IWPR, Institute for Women’s Policy Research," if change continues at the same slow pace as it has done for the past fifty years, it will take 40 years—or until 2059—for women to finally reach pay parity. For women of color, the rate of change is even slower:

"Hispanic women will have to wait until 2224 and Black women will wait until 2130 
for equal pay."

Y  the magazine, Marie Claire,  highlighted “18 Ways Women Still Aren’t Equal to Men.”, although women are paid less than men, they pay more for many household items than men. Ex- shampoo, deodorant y medias! Also the underrepresentation of women in various carreras and positions in industry,govierno, and sciences is sad to say the least. Less funding is also allocated to female entrepreneurs and female owned startups. 

Si Beautifuls, mucho has yet to be done for equality all around, pero let us celebrar those brave sisters and supporters who helped give us the ground to stand up and get our Voice to Vote!

 Feliz 100 years to the US 19th Ammendment!

Babushka Besos a Todos. Cuidensen.