August 30, 2013

DealFlicks- Film Farandulas and Discount Movie Tickets!

*Affiliate Links are found in this post. Yay!!

HolaHolaHola My Beautifuls!

Now, besides celebrating Labor Day and BB's Bday (51 yrs! ), a lot of people love going to the movies during this long weekend.
 If you're one of the latter, then has Babushka got a deal for you!!  

Movie Ticket Deals, Discounts, Offers, & Coupons | Dealflicks

Touting themselves as "The Priceline for movies" it's a great idea that's finally come around. 
 The Beta test for this program started in July of this year, so not all theatres are listed- but they're trying!!! BB signed up, asking her local theaters to join this great program.

So what is DealFlicks?  In their own words:

We partner directly with movie theaters to help them fill their empty seats (currently over 88% are empty on average). We negotiate with theaters to bring you amazing deals on tickets, popcorn, and soda.
Our theaters love us because we don’t charge them any signup or ongoing fees to market their venue. Our customers love us because we offer the best movie ticket deals 24/7/365.

Aha, PERFECTO verdad? Now you don't need a small loan to go to the movies. Seeing a first run movie won't be as Once in a Blue Moon as it is ahora, and Babushka wouldn't have to fill up her Popa bag with snacks and drinks. Queeee??  JU SO FONII!!!  As if y'all don't do that too!
BB is so in love with this idea that she is actually signing up as an affiliate! For two years there have been no ad spots or affiliate links on Babushka's Baile, but this one is too good to pass up.  Soooo My Beautifuls, Babushka is giving YOU a twofer.  Click on the banner below, find your theater, and buy your deeply discounted tickets. Not only will you save a good amount, but you'll be helping BB celebrate her Birthday in style!!
Movie Ticket Deals, Discounts, Offers, & Coupons | Dealflicks.
Hope you enjoy your holiday and movies this weekend.
Babushka Besos a todos. Cuidensen.

P.S.  Affiliation has it's perks- right now My Beautifuls, if you type in the code READERSCHOICE you'll receive an extra $5 off your first DealFlicks purchase.  A definite ESO!!!

P.P.S. The permanent banner will be right under each post, after the comment section and right above Popular Posts. Te dejo saber ahora, I'll share that now 'cause BB knows you'll be using them again y again.

August 27, 2013

Red Carpet Manicure- Nail Art & DIY Gel Kit

Compensated Sponsored Ad with opinions by BB.

HolaHolaHola My Beautifuls!!

Originally this post was on Feibu, but then Babushka realized not everyone is a Feibu Fanatic like BB so I decided to share it on my blog too.  Just as well, because now more people can enter the giveaway.  But first, the original post.

Now you know BB’s all about Plebian Pride, keeping it real and not having to work too hard at anything, so you’ll understand why I’m dancing about this. Remeber the post where Babushka adds some sparkly to her toes?  Bueno, it’s time for her to update her fingers too, with Nail Art!!

BB refuses to work double so I never really bothered with nail polish. Pa’ que??  It would be all nice and purdy for all of… 2 days- if Babushka was lucky.  Now the award winning Red Carpet Manicure, the first at-home LED gel manicure system, is gonna make it possible for a DIY professional looking manicure that lasts for weeks! ESO!!! BB’s soooo there.

Click on BB’s code  and sigue bailando to  RCM’s Feibu page.  Like their page, fill out some info, and you’re in a contest to win various prizes. Oh my and Oh Yeah.


P.S. Si, this is a sponsored #ad, pero BB’s glad- it’s been years since I’ve had a nice, longlasting manicure. My opinion and I’m a lookin’ forward to it!

So there you have it My Beautifuls- the original post. Ahora, so the powers of Google stay happy (as well as the sponsors) , I will add some words to the original posting. Not one to reinvent the wheel I share with you some points RCM wants y'all to know:

"Red Carpet Manicure, the first at-home LED gel manicure system, is all about the trend of DIY application, making gel polish easy and accessible.

 It’s made for women to do at home and it’s a celebrity favorite. Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Blake Lively, along with many others, have completed their red carpet looks with sophisticated and stylish Red Carpet Manicure nail art! With the brand’s wide array of nail art kits, nail appliqués and nail art tutorials, it’s super easy to add pizzazz to your nails.

 A leader in the nail art category, Red Carpet Manicure’s LED gel nail polish lasts for weeks with a fast, safe and easy application that guarantees a professional salon manicure without chipping or peeling. Just ask SELF, Health and Essence magazines, which have honored the brand with beauty awards while being named "Mass Launch of the Year" by Beauty Inc in 2012." 

BB's looking forward to trying this out- how about you?  Go ahead and click on the link and enter.
  We'll meet back here to share our creations ok??


Per FTC- this is a sponsored ad post, but you know BB- it's done her way.

August 24, 2013

Loved Being Scene In & Fresh From Wakulla

HolaHolaHola My Beautifuls!!

If y'all remember, Babushka lives in charming Crawfordville , in the beautiful county of Wakulla, in the panhandle of gorgeous Florida. Ok si, soy Cubana and we have a reputation for slightly exaggerating, but if you came up here I know you'd agree. We may be rural, but we're roarin' with bellezas, and in BB's world that includes the arts and food. Queee?? JU SO FONII!!! Not only do we have these here Up North in the South, but we know how to combine them!

There's the Arts-

and here's the food- specifically, seafood.

First class, only the best in both categories.

 Now you know BB loves her twofers and when those twofers are culture and food, it's a definite ESO!!! 

 Pero My Beautifuls, the true beauty here is how Scene in Wakulla & Fresh from Wakulla joined forces to show off not only our treasures, but our dedication to community, when it would have been so much easier to abandon dreams and find something less stressful to chase after.  Scene in Wakulla was organized by Palaver Tree Theater Company president, Herb Donaldson.  Herb's resume is a virtual Who's Who in the theatre, but he came back home to share his knowledge and talents here. Fresh from Wakulla is a collaboration between the Wakulla County Tourism Development Council and the Wakulla County Chamber of Commerce.  Local fishermen and seafood establishments were greatly affected by the BP oil spills, but they are now eager to share with el mundo the excellent seafood found in our waters. 

Local newscast sharing the story and more shots of our delicious seafood.

So, out of negative, positives were made.
A lesson BB totally believes in and hopes you remember- you'll be seeing it a lot in the next few posts.

But for now, someone please pass the horseradish and limones while I enjoy paradise.

Dock in Panacea, Wakulla County Florida

Babushka Besos a todos.  Cuidensen.

August 19, 2013

♪♫♪La-La LANUGO♪♫♪ Laugh & Learn with our Legacy


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If Babushka seems excited, it's because she is! Isn't that just about the cutest, most darling thing, that "Cafe con Leche"?  For those that don't read Spanish that means Coffee w/Milk and is to the Cuban culture our mainstay breakfast and very much part of our ethnic history. Gracias to the vendors I met in Hispanicize, I was introduced to this line of baby products celebrating Hispanic history through our sayings and loveable characters.  Of course this one struck an awww and an Oh my and Oh Yeah, and when I went on their site to read more about Mia the Monita you KNOW BB was in Amor!!!

Now, not only am I in love with Mia, but I am very happy to say the creators of these products are just as wonderful.  Carla & Roberto are a married couple who upon starting a family noticed there was nothing for babies in the stores geared towards preserving our latino sayings and customs, thus Lanugo was launched. 

Way before Hispanicize, BB had received personalized cds with my grandbabies' names which were spectacular, so it didn't surprise me when I saw in person that the rest of the products they have are of the same quality.   This quality and message rings sooo true to Babushka that I ask you My Beautifuls, to watch the short video below and to vote for these precioso productos to be on Walmart's shelves. 

So please, por fa, cast a daily vote for Lanugo!!

And for those of you asking if this is a paid ad, JU SO FONII!!!  No, Babushka truly likes these people and their products so I offered to share their story.  Ahora, the S Sisters did appear this morning when I received an email from Paula of who informed me of my winning a Lanugo product via her last giveaway. Talk about quick karma!  And just what did BB pick???

I'm thinking it's time La Princesa started carrying her own Popa bag, so I'll give it to her.


;  )

Babushka Besos a todos. Cuidensen.

P.S. Right now Paula is having another Lanugo giveaway, this time for the wonderful cds I received for my grandbabies. 
You'll love it! 

P.P.S.  If you're like BB and want to see these products in your stores, feel free to Tweety any of the following:

"Y Colorín, Colorado, este cuento está comenzando…" Cast your daily vote for @BebeLanugo in Walmart's #GetOnTheShelf

@BebeLanugo #Hispanic T-shirts are competing in Walmart's #GetOnTheShelf contest! VOTE DAILY at . 

August 12, 2013

Neri Torres and the IFE-ILE Afro-Cuban Dance Troupe- A BAILAR!!

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Now as you can imagine, Up North in The South there aren't many celebrations of the Cuban culture. Quueee??  JU SO FONII!!!  Ok si, besides Babushka herself of course, so when the opportunity presents itself you know BB's there.  Especially when it has to do with the arts, and as an extra bonus, is in my dear Mission San Luis.

showcasing a work from the 2012 Heritage Award winner Nicario Jimenez.

On March 20, 2013 Neri Torres was given the 2013 Heritage Award, recognizing her "significant contributions to Florida's cultural heritage."    For 15 years, since coming to the USA, she's been promoting, performing, and educating the public on the Afro-Cuban culture and how its' roots are very much alive and relevant in today's world.  Sharing the Orisha traditions as well as the history of Cuban music, she is a joyful teacher who exudes the love of what she does.  

ASPIRE - YouTube Highlighting Neri

Some of the pics BB took during the Mission San Luis performance in March.

Colorful, jubilant, con picardia y sazon-  ESO!!!

Now a little excerpt with sound and audience participation- 

Buenisimo right?!?!?
But why post about it now you ask? Ya pa' que??



'She began the festival to reflect the multiple ethnicities of South Florida, and include other dance traditions that share African roots. Says Torres, "Our festival gives people of all backgrounds -- whether they're dancers or not -- the opportunity to enjoy, learn and engage in a celebration of the folk traditions of the African Diaspora in Latin America and the U.S.” ' -from the IFE-ILE website

So go enjoy y


Babushka Besos a todos.  Cuidensen.

P.S.   IFE-ILE Afro-Cuban Dance Company Feibu page- you'll "like" that too.

August 10, 2013

Newlywed and Broke- They so fonii!!!

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Ok si, I know.  You saw the title of this post and immediately thought of BB and Sweetie.  JU SO FONII!!!  I agree, the similarities are uncanny.  First off, we are newlyweds, we're cute couples  believe in each other ,and have had our adventures, but by the grace of Dios Sweetie y BB aren't broke.  We come real close at times, but broke we ain't- then again,we ain't young anymore either!! And though we've had our moments of jocularity, we ain't that funny either.  Queeee???  You don't believe Babushka that young love is beautiful y hysterical?  Then you haven't seen the video for the coming series Newlywed and Broke.  Here, let BB enlighten you.

Viste?? Was I right or was I right??  No being Cuban in BB's description verdad? 
They are CUTISIMO and Oh SO FONII!!!

Let's Help them out.

"The project is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a nonprofit arts
service organization and contributions are tax deductible
to the extent permitted by law."  

So go ahead, show the love and be loved right back!
They have donation levels from $1 - $5,000 with perks galore.
Of course, if you want to donate more you're more than welcome to.

Just sayin'.

Here's to the newlyweds!
May your stars rise quickly and riches always abound!!

Si, I wish the show the greatest of success too.

; )

Babushka Besos a todos.  Cuidensen.

P.S.  For those of you who couldn't see the video, the show is about a Newlywed couple trying to get into "showbiz".  Combine the challenges of Newly wedded bliss, with the economic ups & downs of the times, plus the zaniness of theatre folks (as well BB can testify to) and you've got a series sure to be a hit.  

P.P.S. Y'all can't say Babushka's not keeping up w/the times! Indiegogo campaigns are the way to raise funds today and the goal of this one is " to produce a TV quality web series that will first air on the Newlywed and Broke website. Once there is an established market for the show, the series will be pitched to networks ."  Well written & well thought out. BB's giving it a definite ESO!!! and a donation. Hope you join me in this campaign 'cause besides being worthy- They So Fonii!!!

August 08, 2013

Tala HA si - Here We Come!

At 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, Sweetie drove into Miami.  At 5 a.m. the following morning Babushka was driving to Orlando with him and my 7 year old grandson.  Here started my week with  El Dr.- an adventure I look back at with smiles, laughs, and gratitude for family, cafe, y multi-vitamins.

Of course from 9 - 11:30 pm we had to shop for supplies.  Queee???  BB go on a trip without her Popa purse full of snacks? JU SO FONII!!!  Pobre Sweetie had never gone on a trip shopping spree with Babushka PLUS he had never had children, so add the supplies needed for that to our spree.  Talk about baptism by fire!  Don't know if his eyes were bulging because of the long hours he had driven or because of the final shopping tally.

The next morning El Dr. was so excited about his trip to Tala HA si, that a 5 a.m. wake up call was greeted with smiles and no objections.  His dad said we should have videotaped that as proof during the school year that he WAS capable of waking up early.  Now BB, though just as happy as my grandson to be going back home to Tala HA si, needed some extra energy, and since breakfast is the most important meal of the day...

Ok si, maybe not what the nutritionists would prefer we have, but between the sugar & the fresh cafe, 
I knew the drive was going to be sweeter on every level.

Now El Dr. tried to follow suggestions to sleep

but instead kept us entertained and awake with questions and stories.

Not sure if it was excitement, or the knowledge that he had a captive audience, but the child didn't stop for 2 hours.  De veras.  We clocked it.

And we loved it.

El Dr. brought a new dimension and meaning into our lives and routine. 
Imagination, curiosity, and innocent, loving, never ending energy.
Questions that took us by surprise by their depth and honesty.
Stories that had us smiling, sniffling and stupified.

Grandparenting- it ain't for the slight of spirit.

Camping/Sleeping in our room in Tala Ha si

Matter of fact, when I asked the newly initiated Sweetie how he liked being called "Grandpa"  he said-

"I liked it.  I think I'm gonna be a good one."

After a week of full time grandparenting,

El Dr & BB think so too.

Babushka Besos a todos.  Cuidensen.

P.S. Tala HA si  is how El Dr. pronounces the city of Tallahassee, the capital city of Florida. Not quite where BB and Grandpa Sweetie live, but close enough.

P.P.S. This is the final post on my week with El Dr. Go back and read Part 1 & Part 2, because you know you can't get enough of my grandson's cuteness.  ; )

August 04, 2013

Keeping My Cool with Seaworld

Free entrance tickets, but this post is all BB. Ok, si- and del Dr.

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As you well know, Babushka does not do heat.  Not too convenient considering I live in Florida, pero I do have ways to combat that heat aversion.  Queee?? JU SO FONII!!!  Si, I do leave the house once in a while- if it's worth it, and making a grandbaby smile is sooooo worth it. But it does have to be BB style. 

I needed a place that was cool in every sense of the word- and I found it in ANTARCTICA.

SeaWorld Orlando Empire of the Penguin
SeaWorld Orlando

Cool huh?? 
Ok si, it's in Orlando and not real ice, but this was the week of escaping the real and facing fears. 
 El Dr. was up to the challenge- as a matter of fact, it was his idea!

He decided to meet his fear of roller coasters, heights, and fast rides. 
Ejemplo: In the Empire of the Penguin ride you could choose a mild or "wild" ride. 
He chose the "wild".

SeaWorld Orlando Empire of the Penguin

Stock pictures yes, but very true to experience.

SeaWorld Orlando Antarctica Visit with Grandson

Here's El Dr. in one of the entrances to Antarctica

Luckily for us the day was overcast, not many people were there, so we saw almost everything.  Suggestion, bring comfortable shoes and time to see it all.  As I said, it was late and had been raining so many had left- otherwise, I'd suggest at least 2 days to really appreciate all that's available. Continuing.

El Dr. bravely wanted to overcome his fears, but he started off slowly- at  Shamu's Happy Harbor.

 My grandsons brave, not bobo.

SeaWorld Orlando Kiddie Rides
Unfortunately the same can not be said of BB-
those little cups are not made for Cuban Cabooses.

'Nuff said.

SeaWorld Orlando Kiddie Ride
El Dr. Fearless in Seaworld

Once he had conquered the kiddie portion, my grandson decided it was time for the big guns.

SeaWorld Orlando Sky Tower

Sky Tower- 400 Ft high

SeaWorld Orlando Journey to Atlantis Water Ride

Journey to Atlantis

Ok si, another stock picture, pero in my own defense, I didn't take a pic because I was shocked that he truly wanted to ride this, but ride we did.
He taught Babushka a lot that day, but he learned a couple of things too.

SeaWorld Orlando Educational Aquarium Grandchildren

Not only did he learn a lot about himself and the creatures of the sea,
but he learned about his Babushka.

SeaWorld Orlando Shamu Family Memories

Seaworld Orlando Family Pictures Summer Fun

Thankfully, he says she's kept her Cool.

; )

"Having the time of my life!"

I couldn't have agreed more.

Babushka Besos a todos.  Cuidensen.

P.S.  This trip was made possible by the Maravilloso people of  VisitOrlando and Seaworld.  
Mil Gracias for the entrance tickets y'all, and for helping to make this summer a good memory for El Dr.  
These are my sincere thoughts and opinions written with mucho, mucho gratitude.

P.P.S.  Este post is part 2 of My Week w/El Dr.  Here's part 1 in case you missed it.

P.P.P.S. Check out BB's YouTube Channel & Feibu page for more videos and photos of the trip.