January 31, 2014

BB Zings w/Zya !

HolaHolaHola My Beautifuls!!

Hoy Babushka will be reviewing a game app.  Queeee??  JU SO FONII , no, BB has not strayed from my mission.  Video Games are an adventure for Babushka; the last one I really got hooked on was Donkey Kong, back in the 80’s, while I was waitressing at the Lum’s in Hialeah. So si, it’s been awhile, so this is new, but still true to me because it’s about music. Zya.  Not only is it about music, it’s about making MY OWN music.  Ahuh, ahora you see why BB said Si.

Buenisimo right??

Ok, it's BB’s turn to make a music video. 
First, the tutorial.

The music studio where you'll be taping your megahit!

Si, so far BB can imagine that...

BB could actually follow along!  A feat within itself.

The "Artist" (that would be BB) picked who they wanted in their group, the song, the hook, the beat, whether to sing or use an instrument to synthesize your voice.  Babushka wanted to keep it real and make it obvious it was truly BB who did the video.  At the end, the mixmaster takes your masterpiece and you've got- 

Esta bien, not quite a masterpiece, and perhaps Babushka should have used the voice synthesizers, but it was BB's own and it was fun!!  And isn't that what a game should be??  Can't wait to share this with My Little One and the grandbabies.  Oh, maybe I should get another ipad before I do., BB sooo sees getting it back with 0 power on it!!!

Thanks to Word of Mouth Women for sponsoring this post  and introducing me to Zya.  
Not only is Zya pretty cool, but so is WOMWomen .  
And I quote:

You can say that this is a sponsored post through the Word or Mouth Women Network or WOMWomen Network. Whichever you prefer. You can add that all opinions are your own but you’ve got such a strong voice I’m guessing that goes without saying.  

They ain't just whislin' La Guantanamera!!!
BB loves those gals; so nice to be appreciated for being oneself.


P.S.  My Beautifuls, if any of you upload your ZYA video please let BB know, I'd love to comment on it!!

January 28, 2014

$30 Starbuck's Card Giveaway- Completing the New Year Trifecta

Hola,Hola,Hola My Beautifuls!!

First we had Cash, then Chocolate, so we must complete BB's idea of  perfection.  You can't have it all if you don't have the Elixir of the Gods, aka Cafe, and is there someone out there who doesn't like Starbucks??!!??  For this reason Babushka has signed up with the Bella Sandra and other Bella Bloggers in sponsoring this $30 Starbuck's Card Giveaway.  Y'all know BB is a relative newbie in this blogging arena (under 3 years), so I tend to believe my "elders". jehe Considering my actual age,Babushka gets a kick out of that. Continuing.

 As a power blogger Sandra says:

Social sites are popping up left and right some are good and some are bad and some are good enough to really make the cut. The ones that get to stick around are the ones that offer something unique to their users. For example Memfy.com allows the user to achieve different aspects of the site; they may create posts pertaining to only special memories or create posts to keep their life straight and remember those important dates. By adding friends and family they are then allowed to share these memories and also learn of their friends and family’s memories as well. There are several different ways that the site itself can be used and to me that’s what completely makes it more unique than others. Because of this I personally believe that we could all benefit from Memfy.com in one way or another.

When was that again?

Here is some information from the site description:

Memfy.com is designed to help you remember those important dates and events throughout your life. And not just the biggest milestones in your life, but particularly those little moments of joy, comedy and sadness that we all go through and usually get forgotten with time.

In honor of their amazing site and the readers at Coasahmom.com they are giving away a $30 Starbucks Giftcard to one lucky winner.

Oye, don't know about y'all, but Memfy.com sounds like Feibu for family- without worrying that you have to pay to share!  Gonna check it out, hope you do too.  Meanwhile- WHO WANTS STARBUCK'S???

Enter below for your chance to win! Positivamente, Babushka's entering this one. Quee?? You thought BB would pass this one up?  JU SO FONII!!!

Dates: 1/28-2/28

Limited to the Continental US.

Sponsored by: Memfy.com

Hosted by: Confessions Of A Stay At Home Mom

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$30 Starbuck's Giveaway Page

Bienvenidos, Welcome My Beautifuls  to our giveaway for a $30 Starbucks Gift Card! 

Complete the requirements below and then dance on back to the main giveaway post!
Good luck,
 Buena Suerte!

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January 12, 2014

An Epihany during the Epiphany

HolaHolaHola My Beautifuls!

The Epiphany, aka 3 Kings Day, El Dia de Los Reyes Magos, brought to Babushka many insights and presents  I'd like to share with y'all.  Be forewarned, this will be varied and movido, all over the place. Quee??  JU SO FONII!!!  Ok si, just like all of BB's posts.

First, it was a nice quiet day for reflection. A day to look over the past year and set my intentions for 2014.  Now y’all know Babushka doesn’t do “Resolutions”, but I do like to repasar prior moments and relive the happy ones so I can repeat and expand on them in the New Year.

And yes I know, there are still many 2013 great moments I haven’t shared, but I aim to do better in 2014. Allright, maybe a couple of resolutions won’t hurt… Continuing.  

Because my trio have gone and gotten themselves all grown up, on this January 6th I no longer have to remove camel eaten grass  from shoes, nor have more presents appear under the tree. What I did have to do was get ready for the BCS National Championship game, starring my querido Florida State University Seminoles. Sweetie was amazed he had that day off from work and thanked the Reyes sincerely, and was grateful for another Cuban tidbit he had married into.

#3KingsTLH  pic thx to @MCGLatino
Vieron? Told you this would be all over the place!

The game didn't start until 8:30 p.m., so there was plenty of time to get ready. Meanwhile, we enjoyed each other's company, remembering 2013 and our first few months as a married couple. We also had plenty of time to share our hopes for the future and the visions of what 2014 would be.

It was here that BB had an Epiphany, precise and total. My major Epiphany?  The business of blogging is not for BB.  Don’t get me wrong, I love the people I’ve met, the adventures I’ve had and many of the stories I’ve read because of blogging, but the business of blogging? No quiero, don’t want, and you can’t make me!! More exact, I won't make me.  Si, I want to make a living out of Babushka’s Baile, but if the reason BB left a state job was to live MY way, then why be swept away and overwhelmed by the “gotta dos” of blogging?  The SEO, the plugins, the secret feibu linky groups, the never ending list of ever growing social platforms… ya. Enough.  It’s a numbers game, and Babushka never did well in math.

BB’s a dancer, more figuratively than physically these days, but I still feel the passion and music- deeply and within my soul. But having to follow someone else’s choreography and music in this world of my imaginings is not Babushka’s Baile, and if BB must dance as someone else, then it’s not her Baile, and therefore, pa’ que??

Does that mean no more sponsored posts, no more giveaways, no more of the other things I’ve learned from and enjoyed?  No My Beautifuls, the things BB has written have always been true to Babushka, but the million behind the scenes stress builders- the dancing of the minute waltz in 2 seconds, is no longer.  I will gladly listen to suggestions, listen to other music, and even incorporate it to my own, but it will be BB’s choosing.  The fear of “not making it” overcame the reason for my dance and in trying to learn it all, do it all, I almost lost it all. Almost.

Just like the FSU Seminoles who, forgetting their passion and power, gave Babushka and thousands of other fans near heart attacks when they almost lost the championship. It was literally during the last minute of the game when they remembered who they were, where they were, and how they got there.

But never fear, the colors of this Crazy Cubana continue, and the Plebian Pride is intact. There will still be adventures to share, and the crusades of #StopTheStigma go onward. We will wear out caseloads of Dr.Scholl's and we will saunter in Spanglish among the world wide web, because you My Beautifuls are the perfect partners. And in 2014 we will play our perfect songs. Are you ready? Shall we Dance?

Babushka Besos a todos. Cuidensen.

January 07, 2014


HolaHolaHola My Beautifuls!!  

Tu sabes, You know what they say- "Good things come in three" and they're so right!
First it was $500 in cash, then decadent chocolate, and now- an Amazon Gift Card!!

BB has to share the 2014-is-gonna-be-a-heck-of-a-good-year vibe with y'all, and wouldn't winning this be a great way to get it going? So join BB in welcoming the New Year, and enter! Here is the information and post from my fellow blogger Rebecca Fuentes-

"It’s time for another Amazon gift card giveaway! This time one lucky winner will receive a $100 Amazon gift card to spend on anything their heart desires. Remember, you can’t win if you don’t enter.
Prize:  $100 Amazon Gift Card
Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter. Giveaway ends January 22nd and is open worldwide.
Disclaimer: Oh My Gosh Beck! is the sponsor of this giveaway and is responsible for prize fulfillment.
Are you a blogger who wants to participate in giveaways like these to grow your blog? Click here to find out how you can join an awesome group of bloggers! "

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p.s.  don't forget to keep entering the other 2 giveaways.

; )


January 03, 2014

Because Cash isn't enough- A Chocolate Giveaway!!!

HolaHolaHola My Beautifuls!!

Like the title says, Cash is not enough- a true New Year, a Great Beginning must have Chocolate.  Actually, anything and everything must have chocolate, so BB is adding another giveaway for her Bellas to make sure 2014 is truly sweet!

Everyone loves chocolate.

My favorito is dark chocolate. Que Rico!

If you win this giveaway, you'll get dark, milk, and white chocolate to enjoy.

Babushka's joining with Drugstore Divas and A Bride On A Budget to give away a prize pack filled with Guylian Artisanal Chocolates.

The prize pack will include the following products (or similar):

One – 22 piece marbled chocolate seashell truffles
One – 22 piece extra dark chocolate seashell truffles
Two - 6 piece marbled chocolate seashells truffles
Four - 2 piece marbled chocolate seahorse truffles
One - No Sugar Added Milk Chocolate Bar
One - No Sugar Added 54% Dark Chocolate Bar

To enter, just use the Rafflecopter below.

This giveaway starts now and ends at 11:59pm EST on January 9. The winner will have 24 hours to respond before another winner is selected. The winner must be a US resident who is 18 or older.

Babushka's Baile received no compensation for this giveaway and is not responsible for prize fulfillment. 
Nor any calories and smiles gained.

; ) 

Buena Suerte My Beautifuls!!


January 01, 2014


HolaHolaHola My Beautifuls!!

How about starting 2014 off $500 richer?  Can BB hear an ESO!!??!!

Happy New Year! We’re kicking of 2014 with a fabulous new giveaway you’re not going to want to miss. We’re giving away a $500 Amazon gift card (or cash via Paypal) to one of our lucky readers!
For your chance to win, just use the Rafflecopter form below. There are a lot of entries to choose from so take your pick… or do them all! And don’t forget that we also have daily entries, so bookmark this page and come back everyday. Good luck!
Prize: $500 Amazon Gift card or cash (via Paypal)
Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Besides the mandatory blog comment entry, all other entries are optional. Giveaway ends 1/22 and is open worldwide.

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HolaHolaHola My Beautifuls!!
Dance the Tweety ♥ con these Bellas!