February 13, 2013

Showcasing Love with HeART of Haiti

HolaHolaHola My Beautifuls!  It's February, the month of love- and for BB there's no greater love than mother love. Quee?  JU SO FONII!!!  Ok si, el café and chocolate come very close, especially during ::shudder:: puberty, but all in all, Babushka must say my trio have been and are the greatest loves of my vida.














 The S Sisters once again blessed BB with such symbolic gifts.  The frame pictured above is encompassing my loves by the same sentiment I've shared with them throughout their lives.  To give fully of oneself- in all one does, and to do it authentically. And like these hand chiseled paperweights, we shape and form our children with love, while they in turn become our grounding treasures.  

For those of you who've been following BB for awhile, you may remember my Mother's Day post  where I've always told my trio to "do everything with heart, from the heart."  I sincerely live by this motto and as you've seen by the last couple of posts, Babushka believes in the power of giving, helping and loving.  Thanks to the wonderful Heart of Haiti initiative my trio is being showcased with love, because each original piece of art is made by a Haitian artisan who gives of themselves fully.  I can think of no better way to show off my trio, and no better way to show global love than to help those who give of themselves. 

"Haitian artisans create beautiful one-of-a kind pieces for sale at Macys.com. This is an initiative Macy’s launched with the Clinton Bush Haiti fund and Willa Shalit – a philanthropic entrepreneur. Macy’s Heart of Haiti upholds the belief that “trade not aid” is a powerful way to create sustainable work and much needed financial opportunities."

Babushka hopes you go to their website, not just to see the wonderful creations, but to watch a video BB fell in love with.  The music, the colors, but most of all the sharing of the people. Their love of their art, their country, and of themselves.  Si, self love, self sufficiency-  the greatest lesson a mother can give her children. And the greatest love we can give to all.  



Love to you My Beautifuls, during the month of Amor and Always.




Babushka Besos a todos.  Cuidensen.



P.S.  Although this post was in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and Heart of Haiti, 
BB received no monetary compensation, just the above shown items and the satisfaction of knowing the cause is worthy of highlighting.  
Opinions and beliefs as always are mine, and as always, shared from the heart. 



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!!!

47 comments:

  1. You are so right everything the heart is simply priceless
    Love duplicated for you!
    Besis

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    1. And may it be duplicated for you many times too! BB2U

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  2. OMG Babuska! You are always getting presents or winning giveaways! That is great! I love the frame and will buy a couple of pieces of that collection.

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    1. heje ay Alejandra, if you knew the hours it takes... Hope you do get a few pieces of the collection; it really is beautiful-in every sense of the word. BB2U

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  3. Gifts from the hear are priceless. The frame is beautiful.

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    1. Gracias Karina, I'm enjoying the beauty of the frame- and of the trio its' framing. ; ) BB2U

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  4. I love this type of gifts, and the meaning behind it

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    1. A win,win verdad Monica? thanks for commenting y BB2U

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  5. I love it! es una muy buena causa!!! FELICITACIONES!!!

    Happy Valentine's Day! <3
    http://mamaholistica.com

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    1. Gracias and I agree w/you and return the sentiment. BB2U

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    2. Me encanto el Portaretrato Amiga! Disfruta! XOXO

      Namasté! ॐ
      http://mamaholistica.com

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  6. Beautiful trio! And with mama makes cuatro! I love that you told them to live with their hearts. It's such a lovely thing for a mother to say. It is clear you have a big heart, BB!

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    1. Awwww, thanks Rachel. I appreciate the comment and you dancing with me. BB2U

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  7. I found you on the GYB hop and am your newest follower! I was hopin' that you'd hop on by my blog, stay a while, and follow back if you like what you read!

    Have a lovely day,
    Sarah
    www.enjoyingtheepiphany.com

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    1. Aren't those hops great? I enjoy them so much- and I enjoyed your posts too. We're now GFC and look forward to reading more. BB2U P.S. ♥ the Friday Letters- thinking I might use that for Feibu...

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  8. Hey, I'm a new follower! Found you at the GYFBH!

    I'd love it if you can follow me back :)

    xoxo
    ochibernadas.blogspot.com

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    1. Hola muchachita! Thanks for stopping by- I'll visit you soon. BB2U

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  9. You know I am a faithful follower! Love that frame! .

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    1. Ditto mujer, Ditto. In both,with both sentences. BB2U

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  10. Que lindo. Este portaretrato es hermoso.

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    1. Gracias Teacher. Si, I'm very happy con el que me toco. BB2U

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  11. Hey, new follower from the GYB blog hop. Looking forward to checking out your blog some more. :)

    xo,
    Kristin
    aboutagirl.ca

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    1. Hola Kristin! Thanks for the comment. Checked out your blog, liked, and suggested it to my 20 yr old- I know she'd love it. BB2U

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  12. Me encanto el pisapapeles, me daré una vuelta por el website y en Macy's. Gracias.

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    1. Gracias Pilar, y gracias por enseñarme esa palabra. Pisapapeles. Me suena cutisimo!! Vaya y visita Macy's y el website, tambien estan cutisimo. ; ) BB2U

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    1. Aren't they and the idea behind them just great? Thanks for the dance, and FYI I love dancing to your new video- EXCELENTE!! BB2U

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    1. Igualmente and thanks. Hope your Vday was beautiful as well. BB2U

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  15. Que divino es el portaretrato! me encanta!

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    1. Gracias por el comentario. Esta lindo y es de buena calidad tambien. BB2U

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  16. Hi BB,
    Visiting back from Weekend Showcase. What a great way to use your blog! It's lovely to see someone wanting to showcase for someone else. I love it.

    Karina

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    1. Hola Karina and welcome to my dance! Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you around her again soon. BB2U

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  17. I love heart of haiti and everything they do for the artisans that are able to use their craft and earn income for their family. great job!!

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    1. Aren't they great? Thanks for bailando conmigo again Maria- BB2U.

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  18. What a beautiful campaign and message!

    XO,
    Amanda
    The Accidental Mrs.

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    1. Win Win all the way around verdad?!? Gracias for the dance y BB2U

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  19. I love a purchase with a purpose. Such a great campaign.

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    1. It really warms the heart in so many ways. Thanks for commenting y BB2U

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  20. Babushka! Love the write up. I have these, too, and just loooove them. They look and feel so much better in person! ;) Love supporting such an amazing cause.

    :)

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    1. Cubanita!! Thanks for the compliment and for taking a cafecito break w/BB. It's a gift for everyone, that's for sure, because they truly are well made, beautiful and you know the cause is very worthy. Abrazos- BB2U

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  21. How beautiful - I love the paperweight! Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

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    1. Hola Lisa!! Si, the paperweight is so smooth- and heavy!!! LOL But the story behind it lightens any heart. Glad you came by- BB2U

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  22. Me encanta esta iniciativa, y mas la gente que es parte de la causa. Un abrazo ;)

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  23. I have the same one and I love itt

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Always remember- If someone doesn't see YOUR brilliance, just look at them, smile, and say- JU SO FONI!!!