July 30, 2014

#TMNT Movie TWEETY FIESTA!!! August 5 at 9 pm EST @BlogginMamas @AlliedHispanic


Babushka miss the #TMNTMOVIE ?? JU SO FONII!!! BB's looking forward to it so much, we're having a Pre-Movie TWEETY FIESTA!!  

#TMNTmovie Twitter Party 8/5/14 at 9pm EST. Party with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and #BlogginMamas

HolaHolaHola My Beautifuls!!

Join Bloggin Mamas & @TMNTMovie as we host the #TMNTMovie Twitter Party on Tues, 8/5/14 9p EST!

JOIN us AS we celebrate the new film & talk about your favorite NINJA TURTLES!

The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City AS Shredder AND his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything FROM the police TO the politicians. The future IS grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise FROM the sewers AND discover their destiny AS Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work WITH fearless reporter April AND her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick TO save the city AND unravel Shredder's diabolical plan.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comes to theaters August 8th, 2014 starring Megan Fox and Will Arnett, directed by Jonathan Liebesman.

Date: Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Time: 9:00-10:00pm EST / 6:00-7:00pm PST

Hashtag: #TMNTmovie

Presented by: @TMNTMovie and @BlogginMamas

Moderators: English- @HeLoEnterprises Spanish- @BBabushka

Co-hosts: @EnzasBargains, @BayAreaMommyCom, @MamasMission, @AshaButterflys, @MommyPowers


During the Twitter Party there will be a chance to win one of the following prizes by answering various TMNT Trivia. Winners will be selected at random from all eligible entries.

Grand Prizes

2- $100 Amex Giftcard + TMNT Nintendo video game

First Prize

1- $50 Amex Giftcard + TMNT Nintendo video game


2- $25 AMEX Gift Card + TMNT Mini-Poster

RSVP Prize

1- $50 AMEX Gift Card + TMNT Mini-Poster

U. S. Residents age 18 and over are eligible to enter. For complete rules and to RSVP, please visit: http://bit.ly/TMNTmovieparty

Now, it's not a costume party, but if you want to...



July 29, 2014

We're #HungerHeroes Por Favor say you'll be one too!! Join @ClubTysonLive & BB TWEETY FIESTA! 8/7 1-2 pm ET $550 in GC

HolaHolaHola My Beautifuls!!!

Do you love a good Twitter Party aka TWEETY FIESTA?!!?  You know we do and we’re excited to host a party that will give you more info on how to become a Hunger Hero by simply purchasing a product your family already loves. On August 7th at 1:00pm ET, please join us for the #HungerHeroes Twitter Party where we’ll be discussing  ways you can help feed hungry kids, and giving you a chance to win prizes!

Now y'all know Babushka makes a joke about almost everything, pero as a Cuban Abuela, we just don't joke about going hungry- especially niños! Tyson Chicken Nuggets is making it easy for us to help fight hunger. Tyson will donate a meal each time a Tyson® Fully-Cooked Chicken Nuggets 5 lb. bag are purchased at Sam’s Club during the month of August. Talk about a Terrific Twofer!! What an easy way for all of us to give back! There is no need to spend more than you normally would, or even make extra trips anywhere. Just pick up a few bags of Tyson Chicken Nuggets and spread the word, the more people who purchase these bags, the more little mouths we can feed!

Please join me and RSVP for the #HungerHeroes Twitter Party on SoFabChats!

DATE: Thursday, August 7
TIME:  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
PRIZES: 5 - $100 Sam's Club Gift Cards
EARLY BIRD PRIZE: 1 - $50 Sam's Club Gift Card
RSVP & PARTY GRID: #HungerHeroes Twitter Party Page
#ad Want super powers? #HungerHeroes Twitter Party 8/7 1PM EST. Prizes $550! RSVP/Rules cbi.as/p22vc #cbias

How To Participate In A Twitter Party on SoFabChats!

TIP:  How to join a Twitter Party - sign in! Before party starts, click on the green “Sign In On Twitter” bar at the top of the page!

TIP: Who to follow at a Twitter Party? Follow the Party Team by clicking on the Twitter handle links on the RSVP page!

TIP: Want to win Twitter Party prizes? RSVP by clicking on RSVP button before you join the party, follow everyone on the Party Team, and tweet with the party hashtag during the party to be eligible!

TIP: How to win the Early Bird prize? Watch for chance to share a tweet when you RSVP for chance to win!

TIP: Special deals and brand coupons? Keep that option checked when you RSVP for the party!  

TIP: New to Twitter parties? Watch your column and Party Team tweet columns - they are slower paced and easier to follow!

TIP: Where to find Twitter Parties? Check out the SoFabChats Twitter Party Calendar to find more fun parties to attend!

Find more helpful Twitter Party Tips on SoFabChats!

So BB will see you there My Beautifuls- 


July 25, 2014

Babushka's Bus Brigade- @RedCoachUsa and @GreyhoundBus - The Comparison #Review

This is the Tweet that started it all. 

They were willing to do the comparison, and sent El Dr. and BB to Tallahassee. 
 All pics, observations and opinions are Babushka and grandson.

HolaHolaHola My Beautifuls!!!

This summer BB was blessed once again to have a mini vacation with my eldest grandson, El. Dr.  As y'all know, Babushka prefers the bus for Florida innerstate travel, and have been traveling this way for years. In BB's opinion nothing beats having someone else drive for you who knows the way and lets you just eat,sleep and be on the internet the whole trip.  Also, you can't beat the price- as far as gas goes, the tickets are waaayy less than what you'd pay if you were driving.  So, Babushka travel any other way? JU SO FONII!!! Now what didn't occur to me were the differences between bus services.  Wow and Woah.  An example? It's like the difference between a pedicure, and a spa pedicure. Like la diferencia entre Walmart and Target. Ahora si, BB sees you nodding.

Florida's Luxury Busline RedCoachUSA
The actual guagua/bus BB & El Dr. rode to Tallahassee

Now Y'all know Babushka loves the details- miren pa' esto, just take a look...

El Dr., remembering the last bus terminal we were in, couldn't hold back his joy.
The sitting lounge, the welcoming door, and the vending machine with acceptable prices.
Enjoying the seat with nearby plug while holding on to the snack packs.
Si My Beautifuls- they give their guests snack packs!!

You KNOW BB was open mouthed- in every meaning of that phrase.

Now Greyhound has a 50lb underbus allowance free to each passenger,
which I always thought was good.

What does RedCoach offer its passengers?

2- 50 lbs of luggage under the bus!!!

If you're a light packer, you might prefer the 1 carryon AND 1 purse Greyhound rule whereas RedCoach has the 1 carryon/1purse regulation.  For Babushka that's a hard one, since I must have my laptop, and my Popa bag w/snacks is almost a carryon all by itself. Since El Dr. was going that was ok this time.  Also ok this time was the amplitud, the spaciousness of the bus. 

Actually, it was more than ok!  Instead of the 51 passenger bus Babushka usually traveled on, the RedCoach accomodates 27.  And if you notice, one side has single seats and the other has two; that way those who travel alone can have their space and those traveling together can sit together without fear of separation.  BIG difference.  As a matter of fact, they even have assigned seats for the different types of fares. Si, they totally have different categories- First, Business, Economy. No se, but maybe because I was comparing, but BB didn't see a bad seat in the whole bus.  Es mas, note the shakiness of the picture, Babushka was in shock. Not only was the bus spacious, but the legroom...

RedCoach Florida Luxury Bus legroom

Another unbelievable thing?  When BB last year, first told El Dr. we were going by bus he asked if they had snacks and a movie.  Of course we all laughed, but "out of the mouth of babes", who's laughing now??  RedCoach has on board movies!  Here is a short video showing how we enjoyed our ride - first class luxury for Babushka and Grandson.

Ok si, Greyhound has more scheduled trips, but in the cities RedCoach has, they also have shuttles. Buenisimo right? Imaginate, the  business meetings, hotels, the marinas,the restaurants,the shopping! Here's the link for the Miami shuttle so you can take a looksie.

 And for those parents sending their children off to a Florida University, you can't beat the comodidad and greater sense of security on RedCoach.  But BB will write for my college parents- as well as those parents who want to take a hassle free ride to Orlando, on another post. Just let it be known, that for Florida bus travel- point for point, and if I had my druthers, it would be RedCoach all the way.It may be a little bit more, but like the aforementioned spa treatment, that extra pampering is definitely worth it.

 No wonder there was no hesitation from RedCoach when Babushka contacted them through Tweety.
They've really got no competition.

Happy Travels this summer My Beautifuls!!!


July 22, 2014

Social Good for a Good School Year #Ebates #GivingBackPack

HolaHolaHola My Beautifuls!!!

It's Back to School Time, and though Babushka's Trio doesn't need me to get them their school supplies (bueno, maybe My Little One with college stuff, but that's different), BB still remembers how crazy the stores would get, the supplies all over the place, and the frustration of not getting everything on the list.  Lucky for y'all you can buy everything you need online, in the comfort of your home AND get money back too!! Si, with Ebates that's exactly how you use it. In comfort with dinero back.  

Unfortunately Babushka was behind the times, deadline, and running Cubantime so it was done the old fashioned way.  Debajo de lluvia, under rains, BB drove without AC to buy the school supplies. This campaign objective is to provide backpacks filled with school supplies for kids in need. Isn't that a wonderful thing? It's a special project, therefore a special backpack was needed. If BB was going to be giving of herself, the full essence must be given. Not wanting to get "any old backpack" Babushka took advantage of Bealls Outlet "Over 50 Club Members Monday", where everything is 15% off. Had to be conscious of the $25 allowance given by Ebates, and that's a great place to start.  I found el backpack y con el descuento it was $9.08.  


You can't get more "Bohemian Babushka living in rural Crawfordville" than this!

Totally feliz I went to Walmart to get the local school supplies list and the rest of the needed supplies.  

If you notice, there's no mention of a backpack, but BB doesn't care.
Exceeded the $25 allowance by $5, but BB doesn't care.
Helped a child start the school year off right.


May the school year be one of joy and much learning, 
and if you could help it be so for someone else,
BB promises YOU My Beautiful, will have joy and much learning tambien.


p.s.  Ebates  rebates 3.5% Bealls and 2% Walmart

Babushka was so happy to give the backpack & supplies to Medart Elementary Principal Kim Dutton. 
It's a wonderful school and grateful for the donation.

July 21, 2014

Sweetie's New Outlook- Probiotics & Lifeway Foods @Lifeway_Kefir #shop

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. 
All opinions are BB's,Si, because Sweetie's a smart man and his opinions are the same as Babushka's. 

; )

HolaHolaHola My Beautifuls!!!

"Every cloud has a silver lining." "No hay mal que por bien no venga." 

My Dear Sweetie had a scare, pero ahora he's eating healthier.
Winn Dixie and Kefir Lifeway Products are part of that new mindset.

During one of my June trips to Miami Babushka got one of those calls we all dread. "Honey, I'm in the emergency room at the hospital." For one of the few times en mi vida, the world stood still and BB felt totally helpless. Sweetie's job does a monthly well check on its' employees and apparently his blood pressure was through the roof, and even though it's an assisted living facility, they have medical supplies and such, but they couldn't lower it sufficiently. A trip to the emergency room was ordered, and so was a new way of living.

Sweetie's slim but that's a deceiving way to measure wellness, because that man can eat! Apparently being slim is a family trait- but so is high blood pressure. His mother would always remind him to check his pressure (proof again that moms are always right) and to control his salt intake. My dearest had the habit of putting salt on his food without even trying it and practically lived on soda. After that emergency room visit, he's turned his lifestyle around. He's running again, doing exercise, and most importantly gotten rid of his bad eating habits and incorporated good new ones. He was more excited than BB when Collective Bias asked me to write this post and was looking forward to learning more about Kefir Lifeway Products.

So off we went to our local Winn Dixie Store to check them out.
El Dr. and BB in front of the Crawfordville Winn Dixie. He fell in love w/the shopping carts, and vowed he'd fit...
 kinda like Babushka and her clothes.

Babushka and El Dr. found the Kefir smoothies quick enough, but Sweetie needed to be sure that his newly rediscovered shrine wasn't going to be mucked up with "gross stuff", so he wanted to read for himself the ingredients and benefits. Him taking his 2nd chance lightly? JU SO FONII!!!

" Lifeway Kefir is a smooth, tart, refreshing cousin of yogurt, often thought of as the “Champagne of Dairy.” Originating in Eastern Europe over 2000 years ago, kefir’s probiotic cultures have long been enhancing feelings of well-being. Lifeway Kefir contains 12 live and active Probiotic cultures that support the immune system and balance digestive health. It is naturally Gluten Free, 99% Lactose Free and contains No Artificial Sweeteners and is rich in Calcium. Lifeway also only uses milk that comes from cows that are not treated with pesticides, antibiotics, or synthetic growth hormones. The cows are grass fed and GMO free."

Happy and Satisfied, he picked the Strawberry/Banana flavor and we all went home to try out the Lifeway Kefir Lowfat Cultured Milk Smoothie and to see how many ways we could use it in our menus. We even filled out a request for coupons- http://lifeway.net/Store/UserAccount.aspx BUENISIMO!!

Hopefully it won't take a scare to get you thinking and drinking healthy.  

Check out the Kefir website and see all the different ways being healthy can taste good.

Take care of yourself My Beautifuls-
Que de las buenas quedamos pocas.

; )


July 20, 2014

$30 @ChildrensPlace GC #Giveaway - Back to School Just Got Better!! Ends 7/25

HolaHolaHola My Beautifuls!!

 It’s Back to School time and Babushka knows what you want. A little moneys for your honeys, to make them look and feel smart- while still being stylish. Por eso BB has joined with her hermanas at SocialInfluenz in this great sorteo that everyone will love. Enjoy entering!


"The Children’s Place is an American specialty retailer of children’s apparel and accessories founded in 1989. Children’s Place provides apparel, accessories and shoes for children from newborn to 10 years old.  Here moms find big fashion for little prices for boys and girls.
Did you know that it is the Place for school uniforms? With great prices and a variety to selections, it the reasons why is a great choice to find all your back to school needs. You can take advantage of great sales going on for back to school such as:
  • Get 25% off every uniform piece or 30% if you buy 4 or more
  • Basic denims are only $10
  • Short sleeves graphic tees are $5 each
And don’t forget you can take advantage of Tax Free Holiday (based on your state available) for an additional discount.
Visit the nearest Children’s Place closest to you and send your kids back to school with style. Check out their website at ChildrensPlace.com for more information about discounts.  You can follow then on Facebook and Twitter for more details."

Buena Suerte My Beautifuls!
Enjoy the rest of your summer and hope you have the best school year ever!!


July 16, 2014

Summer Meals con Kool-Aid y Kraft at @SamsClub - #ComidasFaciles

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.
All opinions stated are of Babushka's and El Dr..

HolaHolaHola My Beautifuls!!

Y'all know BB doesn't do complicated, and she also doesn't do heat, so when there was a chance given for quick, easy meals -especialmente during summer, that's a twofer Babushka HAS to dance to!  Y bailando under the stars, because they all aligned when #CollectiveBias asked for quick meal recipes using the excelente trio of Kool-Aid Jammers, Kraft American Singles, and Kraft Easy Mac Cups.  Just before I left for Miami, Sweetie had asked about joining Sam's Club, and now I was about to be a member; that was one star. Next, El Dr. was coming to spend another summer with us. Two Stars. And that BB was to buy the same items I used to get for The Trio, my "meals to go". Three Stars.

Babushka was one happy dancer when I went to my Tallahassee Sam's Club and became a member!

The personable Ms. Martin signing BB up and welcoming me to The Club!

There's so much to see and taste at Sam's Club that we made a family outing of it!

 Sweetie got into the swing and happy when he saw the extra saving with the Sam’s Club Instant Savings Booklet.
My hubby pass up a bargain? JU SO FONII!!!

    • Kool-Aid Jammers Variety Pack; 40 pouches, 10 pouches of each of these flavors: Tropical Punch, Cherry, Kiwi-Strawberry, Blue Raspberry - Save $1.50
    • KRAFT American Singles; 72 slices, 48 oz box - Save $1.75
    • KRAFT EASY MAC Macaroni & Cheese CUPS: 12 Instant Microwave Cups (Not the regular boxes) - Save $2.00

El Dr., who's usually not too interested in shopping was fascinated by all the items found at Sam's Club- and when he found out what we were there to buy he was even happier!!  Matter of fact, he insisted he wanted to be in EVERY PICTURE! 

jehe Naturally the only 2 w/BB were a bit blurried. Wonder where he got his ham from??   ; )

Arriving home, it was time for Babushka to make El Dr. the same meal I made for his mom, Babushka's Bebe.

1. Pick out your meal.  El Dr. had no problem with that one!


3. Gather ingredients. Veggies & Meat

4. Only need to put in one cucharada of each.

How's that for balanced, nutritious & economical!!

5. COOK.

6. The other ingredients were pretty universal, but this is the Cuban Secret Sauce. 

Adobo. We put it on everything.

7. ♪Shake it up Baby!♪  Mix it well.

8. ENJOY!!!

Babushka asked El Dr. what he thought of Sam's Club, and most importantly what did he think of the food we bought there?  By his answer, you know there's got to be something to genetics...

May your summer meals be quick,easy, on the go- 'cause that means you're spending more time with loved ones. 

 Make wonderful memories este verano My Beautifuls!


July 15, 2014

BACK TO SCHOOL TECH-STYLE - $500 Visa GC & HP Chomebook PC #Giveaway

HolaHolaHola My Beautifuls!!
Increible pero cierto- Seems incredible but it's true.


Por supuesto I remember what that craziness was like when I went through it with The Trio. Matter of fact, to a certain extent I'm still going through it with my college daughter, My Little One.That's why I was so happy to join this giveaway- $500 and a computer.  EVERYBODY could use one of those. Quee?? Ok, si JU SO FONII!!! everybody could use both of those!!

Welcome to the Back To School Tech Sweepstakes!

At Mom Powered Media, we believe in higher education and want to help our network readers get there. To help you do just that, we are giving one lucky reader a $500 Visa Gift Card and HP 14″ Chromebook PC. There will also be 20 second place winners to take home Back To School Prize Packages. So what are you waiting for? Let's get BTS ready, tech-style!

Special thank you to our supporting co-host bloggers: Monica's Rants, Raves & Reviews, The Jenny Evolution, Memoirs of a Clueless Woman, My Dairy-Free Gluten-Free Life, My Daylights, Barbara's Beat, Saving You Dinero, Shaping Up To Be A Mom, Robyn's View, Coupons and Freebies Mom, A Hen's Nest, Budget Savvy Diva, Mutterings Of A Mindless Mommy, Your Sassy Self and Nest Full of New.

Open your sleek, next-generation HP Pavilion 14-Q020NR 14" Chromebook PC to get online, fast. You can access your favorite websites and Google Chrome apps on the 14-inch diagonal HD display in seconds.

HP 14″ Chromebook PC features:
  • Intel Celeron 2955U Dual-Core processor 1.40GHz
  • 2GB DDR3 SDRAM system memory
  • 16GB solid state drive
  • 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN
  • Intel HD GMA Graphics
  • Webcam
  • SD memory card reader
  • 1 x USB 2.0 port, 1 x USB 3.0 port, 1 x HDMI port, 1 x Acer converter port
  • 3-cell lithium polymer battery for up to 8.5 hours run time
  • 2.76 lbs, 0.8" x 11.3" x 8"
  • Genuine Google Chrome OS Software

One grand prize winner will receive a $500 Visa Gift Card and HP 14″ Chromebook PC. Twenty additional winners will also receive a Back To School Prize Package.

Giveaway ends August 15th 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. Good luck!

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.

Buena Suerte My Beautifuls!!

Happy New School year to All.