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-


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... 


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.

; )

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!!!