January 23, 2013

The First 15 Days of 2013

HolaHolaHola My Beautifuls!! How is 2013 treating you so far? For Babushka this year is promising to be a year of firsts, favorites, and fun.  Quee??  JU SO FONII!!! Ok si, 2012 also had those things, but this year BB expects it!  To start off, I did something that was all three.  Gracias to my makeup/fashionista blogger friends I tried something I would have never done in 2012-



TWINKLY TOES!!!

Nothing like the pampering and decadence of a pedicure. BB felt rich, like a Princess/ChristmasOrnament/NewYearFireworks all at once. Funny how a little thing like that can make one feel giddy and confident at the same time- which was perfect for my first "professional/business" party of the year.


Sweetie and I were invited to the Three King's Day celebration given by MCG Latino, the Hispanic division of the award winning PR firm Moore Communications Group. The fantastic Ferns, Fernando Rodriguez and Fernando Senra along with the entertaining Emilio Estevez made us feel very welcomed. They did a really nice gathering with explanations of what that day traditionally means to Latins and how we celebrate it. The props, the food, the drinks, all very true to a homestyle party.  As a matter of fact, it was such a homey feeling that Sweetie waited until the end to leave. What can I say?  He was liking this- A lo bueno se acostumbra facil.

The next day my beloved TWAM  was helping Mission San Luis celebrate "The First Christmas en La Florida", the first VivaFlorida500  official event commemorating Florida's 500 years of Spanish colonization. Of course this deserves a post by itself, but here's a glimpse via their Feibu page. It was an unforgettable day with re enactors, visitors, and even the Archbishop of Florida giving a mass. I promise to share more about this glorious event.




The following week BB was on a roll- everyday that semana had something good coming to my door.  




Of course that spurred me into reading more blogs and entering more contests, but there's no bigger contest/giveaway than the loteria!  
And BB of course was right there when they celebrated that too.





Oh si, Oh yeah- BB's all about the fiestas and the winning.  Not a bad mantra verdad?
Pero y'all know Babushka's also about the giving.

I love volunteering and supporting those causes and people I care about, so of course when Mission San Luis had its Volunteer Thank You Celebration I knew Ben Gunter, the director of TWAM was sure to receive an award.  Sweetie and I took rum cake and enjoyed the dinner and company immensely.  Ben deservedly got his honors, but he wasn't el unico who received an award that night. 


Oh my and Oh yeah.

I truly didn't expect this honor, and believe me when I say it isn't often that BB gets surprised.



Another first, favorite and fun thing I'm participating in 




What a joy and challenge to come up w/something a little "out of the caja" for the daily prompts. 
 I'll be making an album on Feibu for the total 31, but for now: 

Day 9    Nail Art

Day 13 Literature- Curious George

heje  cute right?  What's not so cute was the reason for Babushka's Breakesito.  


Lastly and definitely Least... 


CLEANING!!!


As of this writing the kitchen- still w/backed up sink, looks like this


It's gettin' there, it's gettin' there! And so are my 2013 aspirations.

Also in the first 15 days I was accepted as a panelist for HeartCamp.  My vision to be a public speaker/motivational/just a fonii vieja viajera is becoming a reality.  I will be appearing with La Gallina Vieja AT THE SAME TIME.  No te dije?  2013- year of firsts, favorites, and fun. 


I hope you'll join me in my dance.  BB's always loved a full dance card.


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Babushka Besos a todos.   Cuidensen.









Bohemian Babushka
Bohemian Babushka

Groovy Spanglish speaking Grandma of 6 who loves life and all its adventures. Motivational while still keeping it real, Babushka shows how all things looked at with gratitude are good, and how to say to la vida- JU SO FONII!!!

40 comments:

  1. Como siempre muy interesante y simpática tu reflexión.. Felicidades...

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    1. Gracias Teresa. Yo se que el 2013 sera buenisimo para todas! BB2U

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  2. Dear BB! Que ocupada tu agenda! espero tengas un tiempo para tus amigas virtuales en Abril! Lindas fotos y lindas experiencias! Sigue disfrutando y bailando amiga!

    Namaste!
    http://mamaholistica.com

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    1. Nunca muy ocupada para mis amigas. Abrazotes grandes con muchos BB2U mujer!!

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  3. Love love love your awesomeness BB! So glad we found each other through the blog hop! It just so happens I live in sunny south Florida and visit Mission San Luis often because my oldest son lives in Tallahassee and we drive up to see him whenever we can. It is SO BEAUTIFUL there--I wish I lived there!! Another thing we have in common---rum cakes!! Baking them is my specialty! Small world, huh? Just joined you via GFC and also on your Fb blog page. Left you a message there so you can stop by and visit me sometime on Fb too! I'm looking forward to corresponding with you and getting to know you!

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    1. Thank you S Sisters and thank YOU for dancing with BB. Let me know next time you're in Tally, would love to meet you and compare our hot flash hangover stories. ; ) MM and BB together- the blogasphere will never be the same! Oh my and oh yeah. BB2U

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  4. You are one busy lady but let me tell you as soon as the post opened the first thing that caught my eye and that I loved where the twinkly nails and the way the flash caught one of the sparkles. As you might know, I love me some sparkly polish and use it a lot. So I loved that pic, especially because I have horrible toes with really short nails, so I only always do the hands.

    It's nice to see you so busy and taking part in so many new things. Here is to a wonderful 2013 filled with MANY MORE new things!!

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    1. Most definitely here's to 2013!! It's gonna be a banner year for all of us- even those w/really short toe nails. ; ) Keep on being sparkly mujer, because YOU ARE MARVELOUS! Abrazos and thankful for you and your friendship. BB2U

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  5. I guess you are being busy busy! Me encanta como te quedó la covina amiga ballerina!

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    1. Trying to keep busy, but your way is much more fun. Que comidas tan ricas on your blog- sometimes I want to go to LA specifically to try out the food! One day, One day. Gracias por el comentario y BB2U.

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  6. Sounds like a great year so far. I have to say I'm pleased with how my year is going too. I'm moving forward with all of my goals so far this year which is great. I think 2013 is going to be a great year.

    I have a question for you and I hope you don't take it the wrong way ;). I love how you throw some Spanish in with your writing. Do you talk like that too? Like if I were to meet you in real life is that how I could expect you to talk? I love it by the way. I have this image of you as this bubbly fun Latina throwing in Spanish words every now and then to throw off this Irish girl, lol.

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    1. Heje hiya Monica's Mom! So glad 2013 is starting off well w/you and I agree totally- 2013 is gonna be GREAT! Now, as far as speaking Spanish in my verbal "in person" state... depends if it's BB, La Gallina Vieja or Sonia who you're speaking to. Also, if the Irish girl in ya decides to meet up w/me in a pub- would it really matter? I think we'd both be speaking Spanish after awhile! ; ) Seriously though, thanks so much for dancing with BB and I hope you come back real soon. BB2U

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  7. You definitely seem to have a full dance card! I enjoyed reading all about your experiences and look forward to hearing more about VivaFlorida500. I work at a FL library so will be involved in at least one event for this celebration. :o)

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    1. Hi there- So glad you could swing by! Would love to see that event, but I think BB's a bit loud to be in a library. ; ) BB2U

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  8. Muy buen comienzo del año diviertiendote de lo lindo.

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    1. Gracias Mayra, y tratare to seguir el resto del año igual! Me alegro verte aqui y BB2U.

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    1. Isn't it wonderful?!?! Here's wishing the same wonderful for you. BB2U

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  10. Wow, you have a lot going on my friend. I enjoy reading about your experience and adventures. Felicidades y pa'lante en el 2013.

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    1. Pa'lante en el 2013. ESO!!! Love your spirit muchachita and your comments. Gracias for the comment y BB2U; pa'lante!

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  11. Love the nail polish! A fun start to a new year, but then the cleaning began. ;( Doesn't it feel good to walk into a clean kitchen?! It wouldn't stay neat with everything in it's place for long at my house!!!

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    1. Thank you Sylvia, the polish WAS fun but alas the cleaning did have to begin. It felt great entering a clean kitchen, pero alas, once again- it didn't stay that way for too long at my place either. ; ) BB2U

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  12. Love the twinkly toes! I wish I would paint my nails, but it is an exercise in futility! Have a great weekend!

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    1. You are not alone- that's why I get it professionally done every blue moon; they seem to last longer. Have a great weekend yourself, and thanks for commenting. BB2U

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  13. 15 dias bastante moviditos pero con resultados satisfactorios. La cocina te quedo reluciente, buen trabajo!

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  14. omg how fun!! So many good things in this post! First, i need to start joining more blog giveaways! We also celebrate 3 Kings Day here in my house, very fun, and unique! You have such a great attitude, thank you so much. Also - love the 31 days of photos...kinda wish I had time to join.

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    1. Gracias Mi Reina and yes, so many good things, and super yes- you need to start joining more blog giveaways! ; ) The 31 days isn't over and you don't have to do it everyday; it's fun and pushes ones' creative button. Thanks for the compliments and the commentary, BB2U.

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  15. Love that color!

    Julie @ Naptime Review
    www.thenaptimereview.com

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  16. 2013 is, indeed, already bringing you so many blessings, BB! It's fabulous to see you busy with so many activities and enjoying every minute of each experience. Congratulations on being accepted as a part of a panelist for HeartCamp. You are not only funny person, but a very smart Latina! Sending you a big hug! :-)

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  17. Looks like 2013 is off to a wonderful start! Congrats on everything!

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    1. 2013 is gonna be AWESOME!! Thanks for the comment,the congrats and knowing this'll be your year too. BB2U

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  18. that picture of the monkey face down is hilarious. :)

    xoxo
    Marla

    www.marlitaontherun.com

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    1. heje thanks muchachita- that one was thinking "in the box". ; ) BB2U

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  19. What an amazing January!! I know 2013 will be spectacular for you!! enjoy all your blessings. :)

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    1. So far, so great! Gracias Maria, and 2013 will be just as spectacular for you too- especially if we are Hispanicize roomies. Oh my and Oh yeah. Miami Beach watch out!! ; ) We are blessed aren't we? Abrazotes y BB2U.

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  20. Me encanta la foto del monkey lol And your nails! SO pretty!

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