June 25, 2014

#TakeCareChat ACA & GetCovered America


HolaHolaHola My Beautifuls!!

JOIN Bloggin' Mamas TODAY from 1p-2p EST for a #TakeCareChat Twitter Chat to learn more about Get Covered America and your options under the ACA. We’re helping to raise awareness about the new coverage options available through the Health Insurance Marketplace and the financial assistance available. Since we’re talking about “qualifying life” events, we’ll be joined by two special guest experts. o Wedding expert Dana LaRue (@brokeassbride), the author of “The Broke-Ass Bride’s Wedding Guide.” Dana can share tips about throwing a fantastic wedding on a budget. o Frugal maven Amiyrah Martin (@4hatsandfrugal). Amiyrah is a well-known African-American mom blogger (currently expecting a new addition to her family) and a firm believer in living a frugal lifestyle without deprivation. Did you know that more than half of the uninsured could find insurance for less than $100 per month (under $50 for people under 35)? The uninsured are exposed to significant financial risk from medical issues, accidents or emergencies. Even young and healthy individuals are at-risk. One trip to the emergency room for a broken arm or a bad ear infection could cost thousands of dollars. Open enrollment for marketplace coverage is set to begin again in the fall, but Medicaid and CHIP is open year-round, and special enrollment is ongoing. As with other elements of the health care law, many of those eligible for coverage don't understand ALL the details. WHILE the Health Insurance Marketplaces don’t OPEN until November 15th, certain “qualifying life events” (like getting married, having a baby, adopting a child, moving, losing your current health insurance, and more) could allow you to get covered now. Here are SOME answers TO questions you might have:
  • Am I eligible TO enroll now?
Medicaid AND the Children’s Health Insurance PROGRAM (CHIP) remain available TO everyone eligible throughout the year. People can enroll IN a Marketplace plan IF they've had a "qualifying life event" -- meaning they've gotten married, had a baby, adopted a child, moved residences outside their coverage AREA, gained citizenship, LEFT incarceration, OR lost their health coverage. IN most cases, once such an event OCCURS, a person has a 60-day WINDOW TO GET coverage. O More information about healthcare FOR newlyweds: https://www.getcoveredamerica.org/after-i-do/ O More information about healthcare FOR new AND expecting parents: https://www.getcoveredamerica.org/happy-mothers-day-to-new-moms/
That's their words, but Babushka's sentiments. BB is not currently insured so I don't know about y'all but Babushka will be there. Te veo alli!!


Disclosure: This post IS being shared AS PART OF a Bloggin' Mamas Social Good campaign. Social Good campaigns are voluntary campaigns in which the blogger shares the post for no monetary compensation.

June 19, 2014

My Team, My Heritage- #MiEquipoMiHerencia It's in La Sangre #ad

Disclaimer: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers and Pampers.
 All opinions are 100% Babushka's and in loving memory of my mom who tried to support soccer in Miami when soccer wasn't cool.

HolaHolaHola My Beautifuls!!!

"Pampers is bringing Latino families and their babies together to honor two very important aspects of their lives: national pride and a love of fútbol. Just in time for the 2014 International Futbol matches, Pampers Latino is ·        launching the “Mi Equipo, Mi Herencia” Virtual Stadium app and sweepstakes on the Pampers Latino Facebook page, to celebrate these two very quintessential parts of life in a memorable way.
From May 22nd through July 15th, parents are encouraged to log on to the Pampers Latino Facebook page to celebrate their love of country and their favorite sport by participating in the “Mi ·        Equipo, Mi Herencia”  app and sweepstakes.  Moms and Dads can upload and customize photos of their little fan in the Pampers Virtual Stadium, generating a shareable meme that friends, family and other fútbol fans will love.
·        One grand prize winner will win a year’s supply of Pampers diapers and wipes!
We invite your baby to be part of a once in a lifetime opportunity.  And with the protection from Pampers he can live it without any interruptions. Passion for soccer and your team’s colors are inherited, so upload your baby’s photo and enjoy each game together! Enroll him at “My Team. My Heritage.” and you’ll have a chance to win a year of FREE Pampers diapers and wipes!"

That's the sponsors rhyme and reason, now here's Babushka's.

More than 30 years ago, BB remembers how her mother was such a soccer fan,(si, I know, I'm using the American name ) that when South Florida had a team she would take us to all the games. Hoping to show solidarity and support for a sport that she knew wasn't really on the US radar, she would scream louder than anyone in the bleachers. Unfortunately the time for soccer wasn't then, but her love of soccer did pass on to the latest generation.

And Rinquincaya takes his soccer seriously!!
The love of the game is in la sangre- it's in the blood. 

Bueno, Ok Si. That's in his blood too!

You know what's also in our blood? TREMENDA MESCLA!!!

Here La Princesa has confiscated "Baby Brother's" toys, while El Dr. happily holds up the onesie of his much asked for Little Brother.
These are the prizes of the giveaway. Sans the book on Pele; that one's for Babushka.

Cuban,Chinese,Dominican, Panamanian,Spanish, African, French-
so the one team we all are rooting for:

PicaPica supporting the Red,White & Blue!!!

My Grandbabies, mis nietos- that's "Mi Equipo, Mi Herencia" 

At last soccer/futbol is appreciated at home- 
I know Mama's up there still screaming her support and pleasure.

And now you My Beautifuls can join in the fun too!
Go to Pampers “Mi Equipo, Mi Herencia” App & Sweepstakes https://www.facebook.com/pamperslatino/app_1450457481858031

But that's not the only Giveaway!!

One of BB's readers will win the above pictured items!!

o   Objectivo More Than a Game Infant Onesie
o   Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Singin' Soccer Ball
o   Pele King of Soccer/Pele, El Rey Del Futbol [Book]
o   Baby Soccer Slippers
o    Fuleco 8.5'' Plush Mascot
o   Pampers Diapers
o   Pampers Wipes

Follow the fun on Tweety-
https://twitter.com/pampers AND https://twitter.com/PampersLatino

Buena Suerte and enjoy the futbol matches!!


June 14, 2014

#HTTYD2 A Preview, Review and an Event for Celebration!!

HolaHolaHola My Beautifuls!!!

If you remember in my June's a Jumpin' post
I told you the special dates BB has during that month, well there is one more:

Adventure awaits! How to Train Your Dragon 2 soars into theaters June 13th.

"The thrilling second chapter of the epic HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON trilogy brings us back to the fantastical world of Hiccup and Toothless five years after the two have successfully united dragons and vikings on the island of Berk. While Astrid, Snoutlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island’s new favorite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. Now, Hiccup and Toothless must unite to stand up for what they believe while recognizing that only together do they have the power to change the future of both men and dragons."

That's the official summary/teaser. Here's Babushka's.

Bueno, as y'all know, BB loves her Twofers, and the ultimate ones are when my Beloved Blogging can make my Beloved Familia happy. With the screening of How To Train Your Dragon 2  Babushka hit the motherload! My Eldest, who had just celebrated a birthday con her son El Dr. the day before, had never been to a screening, and had in fact never seen the First HTTYD movie- her review.  Not meaning to spoil her post but, she enjoyed it.  My three grandsons went and had "the best time ever!" but that was kinda a given, BB knew that was going to happen; the surprise came from my son MAC.  Not one to give glowing accounts, he was spouting nonstop accolades for this picture. "It was great for all ages! Not one of us in the group was bored. The story, the animation, even the 3D effects with all the flying- AWESOME! I will definitely buy this one for me- uh, the kids."  
 So there you have it My Beautifuls, a Review of the Preview. And here's a little preview for you-

And the Event for Celebration??!!??


ANYTIME Babushka can make her Family Happy!!!

Go see #HTTYD2 My Beautifuls, it'll make your familia feliz too.


P.S.  BB thanks +ALLIEDHISPANIC for the movie passes that facilitated the review
 and the happy memories for BB's Bunch.

P.P.S.  To learn more about #HTTYD2

June 09, 2014

Summertime Fun- Slide in the Sun! Little Tikes Slam 'n Curve Slide #Giveaway

Little Tikes, Summer and a backyard Waterslide!!

HolaHolaHola My Beautifuls!!

No se about y'all, but that picture just makes BB want to say- ESO!!!
Babushka can sooo see the Grandbabies loving this one!

Welcome to the Little Tikes Slam 'n' Curve Slide Sweepstakes!

Sponsored by: LittleTikes.com - Organized by: Mom to Bed by 8 Please take a moment to read Mom to Bed by 8's Little Tikes Slam 'n' Curve Slide review and see how this single waterpark changed her #summerdreams! Special thank you to our supporting co-host bloggers: Summer That, Finger Click Saver, The Chirping Moms, Our Piece of Earth, Memoirs of a Clueless Woman, Nest Full of New and The Deal Match Maker. The Slam 'n' Curve Slide is the perfect backyard inflatable water slide! This amazing water slide by Little Tikes features a climbing wall, curved slide and large wading pool area. It is large enough for multiple children to use at once, but folds compactly for easy storage. Woot! Little Tikes Slam 'n Curve Inflatable Water Slide:
  • Inflatable backyard water slide and pool built from puncture-resistant material
  • Fun inflatable rock wall leads to a slippery slide
  • Slide with a gentle curve at the end for a ride into the refreshing pool
  • Roomy splash pool
  • Includes: Inflatable basketball hoop and ball
  • Step-down inside wall for easy entrance and exit
  • Stakes anchor the bouncer firmly in place
  • Large enough for several children
  • Deflates and folds compactly for easier storage
  • Blower required for inflation
  • Heavy-duty blower with GFCI plug included
  • Comes with stakes, repair kit and storage bag
  • Maximum weight capacity: 350 lbs
  • Accommodates up to 3 children
  • Connect to your garden hose and turn on water flow
  • Dimensions: 10'8"L x 13'1"W x 7'9"H

One winner will receive a Little Tikes Slam 'n' Curve Slide.

Giveaway ends June 30th at 11:59pm, open to US and Canadian residents, ages 18+. Excludes Quebec. Only one entrant per household, per address. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Enter using the giveaway form below. Buena Suerte!

Disclaimer: The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per address. Void where prohibited by law. Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this sweepstakes. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. Contact teri@mompoweredmedia.com if you have any additional questions or comments.

And here's to a fun Summer My Beautifuls!!!


June 03, 2014

The Rules Have Changed. Purex No Sort Laundry Detergente-Salvation!!

BB's a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  
This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser.

Babushka on Laundry Day

HolaHolaHola My Beautifuls!!!

Si, that was Babushka on Laundry Day. Y no, I'm not being Cubana, BB truly felt that way. As you well know, housework is not a favorite thing of BB's, but neither is botando el dinero. Not knowing how to sort laundry,color bleeding stains, have ruined many a good piece of clothing and so I took it upon myself to be the designated laundry sorter of the house. Porque either the others truly didn't get the concept or se estaban haciendo los bobos (playing dumb); BB felt that way every Laundry Day.
But then my wonderful amigas of #CollectiveBias sent me an email saying Purex had a new detergent, that "The Rules have Changed". Gracias to "a new Anti-Color-Transfer Technology which traps loose dyes in the wash and does not let them settle onto other fabrics.  As a result we are able to simplify their laundry routine by doing less sorting and less loads." Perro Caliente-Hot Dog!! #LaundrySimplified ESSSOOOOO!!!

With these words singing in my head,  
BB was flying to Walmart on wings and a prayer for this heavenly product.

Y si My Beautifuls, a product which had Babushka spending less time doing laundry??
Tiene que ser del cielo- has to be heaven sent.

I remember when BB was bb and mi madre taught me how to sort laundry.  We actually used to sort laundry before and after washing as a family activity! What can I say- it was before cable tv and Feibu. It would take hours for us to do it all. Felizmente, The Rules have Changed.
Bueno, is Babushka spending less time doing laundry? 
Just miren what "the boys" thought when their stacks were returned-

jehe Now to each their own.   Oh si My Beautifuls,
Y Babushka for one, likes playing for the new guys.


P.S. If you want to learn more about Purex and their products:

  • The back label reads “Purex No Sort detergent is packed with innovation, but it can’t perform miracles, so please follow these words of advice: wash strongly colored fabrics or new pieces of clothing, especially jeans, separately at least 5 times before doing a mixed color load with Purex No Sort detergent.”

June 02, 2014

June's a Jumpin' & It's a Totally Awesome Amazon $750 GC Giveaway!!!

HolaHolaHola My Beautifuls!!!

Totally Awesome Amazon.jpg

June is a Jumpin'- y con gana! BB will be in Miami at least twice, El Dr. & Babushka's Bebe are sharing a Bday on the 6th, La Tata is 92 (or 94) on the 13th, my son MAC has his Bday on the 19th which also is Father's Day this year. Wow and Woah.  Pero you know what else is Wow and Woah? The Totally Awesome Amazon $750 GC Giveaway Babushka's co-hosting. Y porque no??  Y'all are familia too My Beautifuls, so let's celebrate you dancing with BB!

" So what better way to celebrate than to give away one of our biggest prizes ever? That’s right -- my blogger friends and I have come together to give one very lucky reader the chance to win an Amazon gift card loaded with… $750!
Will you be the winner of the $750 Amazon Gift Card? Bookmark this page and come back every day to enter and earn bonus entries by sharing the giveaway with your friends on social media. Good luck!
Prizes: $750 Amazon Gift Card
Organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck!
Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Besides the mandatory blog comment entry, all other entries are optional. Giveaway ends 7/2 and is open worldwide.

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Hey bloggers! Would you like to grow your blog and increase your social media following? Click here to  sign up for the next Totally Awesome Giveaway and join a group of awesome bloggers!"

Ok My Beautifuls- all together now- 
Wow and Woah!!

Buena Suerte y como siempre,


p.s. In case you didn't notice, BB has added affiliate widgets/ads.  
Take a looksie-Babushka hand picked them herself!!

Ben's Garden Giveaway

Sponsored post between Ben's Garden & Bloggin' Mamas
BB received products for Honest Review

HolaHolaHola My Beautifuls!!!

Spring has sprung- and so have all those Graduates!!  

Babushka knows that if you're dancing with her you are an original and that's how your life reflects in everything you do- even shopping,maybe especially shopping. Especially for gifts! If you're like BB and love to find special regalos for those special people in your life, then aqui lo tienes.

Ben's Garden Review and Giveaway

The Story of Ben's Garden

It all started back in 1992, when Ben Busko was just 8 years old, selling découpage inspired by his garden. Armed with a paint brush, Ben developed his design sensibility and technique piece by piece; using imagery, a colorful palette and, words in entirely new ways; and BEN’S GARDEN was born.

Ben’s charming designs are individually handcrafted using traditional artisan techniques honored for centuries, exclusively & entirely by hand in New York City. His decoupage pieces are all signed by Ben. What began as Ben’s passion for sharing his colorful and thoughtful world transformed into opportunities for his customers. To share a bit about themselves, Surround themselves with things they love, share a bit wit and an appreciation for fashion. Each piece tells a story. His special handmade pieces mean something to the person who buys them and it tells their own story. It all wonderfully results in turning a house into a home!

Today you can discover Ben’s refreshing & Captivating collection of unique home, garden, gift and charm in our celebrated Ben’s Garden shops in New York. A very select group of exclusive and well curated boutiques across the United States, Internationally in every time zone and every continent.

Ben Busko has demonstrated his decoupage technique to Martha Stewart on her Television show. Had his design selected as an Oprah “ O –List Must Have” product, and his designs have been featured in a number of prominent periodicals including House Beautiful, In Style and Architectural Digest.

You can reach Ben’s Garden at www.BensGarden.com or calling 1-888-922-7646.

Searching for a Graduation Present?

It's that time of year when jovenes graduate High School and move off to College. And even more inspiring are those who are graduating college. Ben's Garden offers a wide selection of graduation gifts for the student. And if your child is graduating from Kindergarten, Grade School, etc., Ben's Garden also carries gifts for maestras/os too!


1 Win­ner will win a Ben's Garden Desk Set (ARV $62)

The give­away starts 6/1/14 at 12:01am EST and ends 6/15/14 at 11:59pm EST. It is open to United States Res­i­dents 18 and over. Win­ners will be selected via random.org and noti­fied via email within 48 hours after the draw­ing. Win­ners will have 48 hours to respond or a new win­ners will be selected. Win­ners’ names will be dis­played via the Raf­fle­copter wid­get below.

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Buena Suerte My Beautifuls!!!


Disclosure: Babushka's participating in this review and giveaway campaign courtesy of Bloggin' Mamas y Ben's Garden. BB has not been monetarily compensated for this post, but if a review is provided above, then I have received a sample of the desk set to facilitate my review. All opinions, como siempre, are Babushka's.

P.S.  Babushka's Review of the above pictured products:

My Beautifuls, as y'all know for BB it's all in the details, y si nos guiamos por eso, Ben's Garden is an example of getting it perfect.  Look at all the hand done touches- just in the packing!! And the products?? Also, down to detail and perfection.

If you want museum gift shop quality items that are charming,classy y comico then Ben's Garden es pa' ti.  
Si, sponsored pero sinceramente-Babushka backs them gladly y con .