April 15, 2021

April 2021... Already? All Ready?? #TBT @ConexionFlorida

BB's column from the April edition of Conexion.

Short intro. Still in shock how fast 2021 is going...

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!

April, Abril. Already? Ya? Si, Ya, Already. Wow and Woah. Three months of the year have gone by, in a blink verdad? So, what has happened, have we caught up yet? Do BB un favorcito Beautifuls. Sit Down. Breathe. DEEP Breath. Feel the energy of the ground, bring it to your feet, up to the knees, to your hips, your chest, top of the head, keep it there un segundo swirling around, getting the air vibes around the top, and in one big Swoosh, EXHALE. From the cabeza to your corazon, get rid of the bad, pent up oxygen and mala vibras and LET THAT STUFF GO!!

Ahora SI. Now that it’s Abril Already, let’s be Allready.  We’ve cleared our inner air, time to clear the inner mind. At this point you’ve seen how 2021 is going. Te gusta? In this moment of stillness, see the year. You like where it’s going or not so much? Papel y lapiz Beautifuls, before the year goes any further. Get it down on paper so you can get it down in your mind and psyche.  Start off with a BIG 2021 on top. Now, a line down the middle, half way on the papel. On the left we start with the COSAS BUENAS. Quee?? Think Good thoughts Primero Siempre Beautifuls, that way the bad don’t shine as bright. Continuing.

On the left side of the paper you have the COSAS BUENAS, on the right, LJSF better known as

Life-JU SO FONII!! Do all the things that you can think of, finishing off the left side then the right.

Take your time. Use your corazon, then tweek it with your cabeza. Under each item, list how it could be better. What can YOU do to make it so? If truly nothing, then LET IT GO! It’s there for a reason, because we all know and should be daily singing  “Lo Que Esta Pa’ ti, Nadie te lo Quita” BB suggests you start off with a monthly list, then weekly, then daily. Le prometo, you will begin to see a difference in your outlook and how you greet the days, Porque Beautifuls,the dias, they are going quicker. And that, is a Universal Truth pa’ TODOS. Here’s to Singing in the Rain!


Babushka Besos to You.


April 08, 2021

Third Micro-theater Festival de THT- Tallahassee Hispanic Theater- ESO!!! @TallyHispanicT #850Latinos

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls! 
On this TBT, BB is doing a Twofer with THT. And just who/what is THT? It's a theater company that has become an integral part of Tallahassee's mundo artistico. 

" Tallahassee Hispanic Theater has been serving the Tallahassee community since 2016. With the dedication and passion of its founders, board, and community, THT has presented nine performances since its creation, including two amazing micro festivals! Every performance presents contemporary Hispanic theater, poetry, music, and more!"
( and now 3 micro festivals!!)

Babushka has enjoyed many an event by THT, and even has participated in one- in Español even! 
Pero now she's so feliz that you Beautifuls can see their obras too. For Free!!  Isn't virtual a wonderful thing??  But of course we miss our in person live performances tambien, and that's what the following reposting is about. Tallahassee Hispanic Theater, a gem for Tally and now hopefully for you.


HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!

Y’all know Babushka is into The Arts, especially theater.  Cultivating cultura, especially when it’s not your typical mainstream type is one of BB’s amores.  As part of TWAM, Theater With a Mission, specializing in Spanish Golden Age plays and Palaver Tree Theater specializing in the history of community and opportunities for locals, Babushka thought that was about as diverse as North Florida was gonna get. Tallahassee Hispanic Theater, who’d of thunk it?  Bueno, BB’s amiga Alejandra did, and not only did she think about it, but she did it! Logro the dream of bringing modern plays written by Hispanic playwrights to Florida’s Capital. 

A little about Alejandra-
Alejandra Gutiérrez

Alejandra Gutierrez Founder of Tallahassee Hispanic Theater

“Alejandra has a PhD in Spanish. She also studied theater in Venezuela, and while going to graduate school, she was a member of the Spanish Theater Group at the University of Virginia. Since she moved to Tallahassee, she’s being working with Theater with a Mission, and recently with Polyphonic Bonsai. With Tallahassee Hispanic Theater she is turning one of her dreams into reality: creating a Hispanic Theater group in the US.”

Plays performed by Tallahassee Hispanic Theater

And if you think this dream is only for the adult crowds, JU SO FONII!!!  Tallahassee Hispanic Theater has our hijos and futuro cultura very much al tanto.  Of course, to go to the future, one must know their past, so puppet shows of the classic, Don Quixote son perfecto.

THT- Don Quixote puppet show

And speaking of futures, Tallahassee Hispanic Theater just performed the first microtheater in North Florida.  Miami being the only other microtheater in the state, this is cosa grande, and as BB shared, BUENISIMO!!  Looking forward to next years offerings.

Tallahassee Hispanic Theater- 2018 Microtheater w/ BBabushka
IG Post on Closing Night
Alejandra shared, "We’ve been doing Hispanic plays in translation since 2016. The micro theater Festival idea occurred to me because it is a format very popular and successful in Spain and Latin America. Since it was during the summer we wanted to do something fun and fresh, so we added live music, food and drinks and we were really surprised with the response we got. People really enjoy the whole event and we hope to do it every summer. We will continue doing a play during the fall and spring. On November 9-10, 15-16 we’ll be presenting our next play “Idiots Contemplating the Snow”, by Alejandro Ricaño at the Monticello Opera House.

As you can well imagine, BB is very proud of Alejandra, THT- Tallahassee Hispanic Theater and all the actors and audiences who have become of part of this diversification of Tallahassee voices. Not only is the public being exposed to offerings from varied Hispanic authors, they’re beginning to realize that “Hispanic” encompasses many different types and countries. Ya Buena Hora y Al Fin!!

So you can follow, cheer, and hopefully join us un dia.

Until the next curtain call Beautifuls!


April 05, 2021

April Showers Bring $100 Paypal Flowers- #giveaway


HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!
 April is here and so is this maravilloso Giveaway!!
No se about y'all, pero BB can always use some cash showering,
 so of course she wants the same for you Beautifuls!

So Enter, and enter often!!

 April Showers Bring May Flowers! We're bringing you the chance to win showers of cash with this $100 PayPal giveaway! Enter the Giveaway! ONE entrant will be selected by the entry form to win $100 PayPal! Open for entry WW, 18 years and older from 04/01/21 at 12:01 a.m. ET thru 04/30/21 at 11:59 p.m. ET. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. A winner will be chosen after/around May 01, 2021. The winner will have 24 hours to respond to the 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. Dummy/fake accounts including Twitter and Facebook are ineligible for entry and will be blocked. Authentic accounts only are eligible to win. Remember this is an OPTIONAL giveaway and you DO NOT have to enter if you do not like how many entries there are. The bloggers listed have come together as a collective to give a gift card to a winner. Rude comments and complaining will not be tolerated. 

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Buena Suerte Beautifuls! 

March 26, 2021

Women's History is Everyone's History - @ConexionFlorida March 2021 Edition

 The following is from BB’s column in the March edition of Conexion, the  trilingual newspaper in North Florida,parts of Alabama and Georgia. This month we honor women and their sobresaliente contributions to our historia.

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!

“Women's History Month is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. Wikipedia” Seems silly that we should need a specific month to highlight women, their accomplishments and worth. Then again, it’s silly that their accomplishments and worth aren’t shared everyday, that we should even have to highlight them when it should be common knowledge and accepted by all that women have the capacity, ingenuity, resilience and strength of character to be exceptional. 

But we aren’t quite in that universal mind yet are we Beautifuls? So let us applaud the tenacity of women who didn’t live in (self) mental confines. Women like Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, the first feminine writer of the New World. A 17th Century writer and thinker who argued for a woman’s right to education, all while being a monja. In La Mujer Moderna,(1915) women’s rights were also argued by Hermila Galindo, founder,editor and writer. Galindo wrote in support of many radical feminist issues, primarily sex education in schools, women's suffrage, and divorce. Issues still talked about now, pero back in the early 1900’s they were especially controversial. Born in 1878, it wasn’t until 1969 that sociologist, modernist educator, journalist and feminist writer, María Jesús Alvarado Rivera was noted by the National Council of Women of Peru as the "first modern champion of women's rights in Peru".  So you see, our history de Latinas fuerte and capable is long, and this is just a brief example. Heroines/Heroes to many, but did they think of themselves that way?

Heroes are those that are extraordinary because they did something that to them, just had to be done. They didn’t see the accolades, but the necessity, the call to get something accomplished, to follow through with their beliefs, their corazones. And this Beautifuls, describes so many in our lives. Mothers, teachers, retail clerks, medical professionals, tu. Si, YOU. The daily schedule, the getting out of bed, tending to others, being part of life, this is the stuff of heroes. Appreciate this in todos in your vida, appreciate this in yourself. 

Women’s History is how we live, how we raise our children, how we treat others. Women’s History is how we want to be treated, how we want the futuro to see us, how we will be remembered. Todos somos partes de esta historia. We can look to the past, look at current idols for inspiration, but remember and believe. For our betterment or detriment, WE ALL make up Women’s History. Be mindful of your legacy.

Babushka Besos a Todos.  Cuidensen.

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March 17, 2021

Scoot away into fun!! Winner's Choice of BeLeev Scooter Giveaway!


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HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!
Si, BB knows, it's been a little bit since she's posted, pero between being very ocupada and feeling like not doing anything the days have slipped by. Quee?? You thought you were the unica feeling that way?  JU SO FONII!!
And here's the perfect scooter to scoot that mental fog away!

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Now just how cute are those Scooters???
You know they'll love them, so scoot and enter!!

Buena Suerte Beautifuls!!

February 12, 2021

A #FBF 2012 #Repost for 2021 Resolutions and Chinese New Year, BB's Cuban Way.

**2021, Year of the Ox.  Since 2020 had much to be desired, let us repost this one for a do over.

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls! This is an readaptation of a post BB wrote in 2012. Wow and Woah, eight years, a different Chinese Animal Year so that part's been updated, but all the rest is exactamente the same...because resolutions and Babushka's son asi.

Cuban_Chinese_New Year

Don't you just love the Chinese New Year?  The festivities, the history, the colors, the pagaentry, the chance to catch up and do a New Year right!  Que Que??  You actually thought January 1 was the real new year?  JU SO FONI !!!  Maybe it's because my mother was 3/4 Chinese, but in BB's mind this is when the reality of the New Year comes in.  Bueno, truth be known I think it's more because of my Cuban side... si, further in the year is better because we're always running late.  Whaaaaaatttt??  I'm only now taking down the Christmas lights... well, I will take them down now that the true New Year has come.

No me miren asi- don't look at me like that.  Really people, think about it.  For 8 days there's a whirlwind of activities- Christmas Eve to New Year's- most people don't come out of the stupor until at least a week  into the new year and then they go into shock when they see the scale and the bills of that holiday hip hop. By the second week of January most will have abandoned their resolutions and are slumping into disappointment from their lack of determination. But should this be? I say Nay!! Nada de eso mi gente!!!  Chinese New Year is the perfect time to make more realistic petitions of ourselves.  We've now seen what we're capable (or not capable) of doing and can go ahead with expectations we can fullfill!  Let me help you with some examples.

January 1 Resolution                                              Chinese New Year Resolution

No more junk food.                                               No more junk food on Mondays.

Exercise everyday.                                                        Exercise on Mondays. 
                                                          Go ahead, w/out junk food it's a bad day anyway.

Call loved ones more often.                            Ever heard of Feibu? How about Escaip?

Spend less money.                                         52 Mondays w/out junk food = saved $$.

Lose weight.                                                         Learn to walk in higher heels. 
                                                                     You'll either sweat from fear of falling
                                                                      or look thinner because you're taller.

Be nicer to my fellow man.                                               Hide on Mondays.

Have a maravilloso New Year Beautifuls.

Wishing all a Feliz and Delicious Dance this Año!
Babushka Besos a todos. 


January 24, 2021

Sunday Smile- Inauguration Week #ComicRelief 1.24.21

 HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!

Unfortunately Covid is still around, pero fortunately a new team is in charge and OF COURSE and por supuesto Babushka has got to share the cheers and the laughs. Here are some of the foniis of the Biden/Harris inauguration.



Sometimes fairy tales do come true.

Never underestimate the power of women.

BB sooo loves this one.

And because BB is into the classics...

If you've been following Babushka's Sunday Smiles, you know she always try to end with an uplifting note.

Here's to a brighter mañana Beautifuls.

Babushka Besos a todos. Cuidensen.