November 30, 2014

KCup Coffee Extravaganza Giveaway Instagram Follows #1 @BBabushka

HolaHolaHola My Beautifuls!

And now the Instagram Follow!!

Displaying image004.jpg


Tweety Tango!! KCup Coffee Extravaganza Giveaway Twitter Follows #1

HolaHolaHola My Beautifuls!

Let's do the Tweety Tag!!

Babushka's Baile-KCup Coffee Extravaganza Giveaway Co-Host Page

HolaHolaHola My Beautifuls!!

Let's Dance!

It's All Gonna Be OK. #KCup Coffee Extravaganza #Giveaway -

HolaHolaHola My Beautifuls!

Don't know about y'all but BB's still digesting Thanksgiving Dinner.  Quee?? Ok si, JU SO FONII maybe Babushka's being Cuban here and slightly exaggerating.  It wasn't the dinner, it was the 2nd helping of pumpkin pie that did me in.  Oh, but the delicious cafecitos afterward definitely helped round out that wonderful meal! And speaking of delicious cafecitos, BB has joined some wonderful bloggers in another giveaway that y'all are gonna love. For you My Beautifuls: 

KCup Coffee Extravaganza Giveaway 

(2 Winners)

Sponsored by: Two Rivers Coffee
Hosted By: Deliciously Savvy
Co-Hosted By::
Plus A Big Thank You To All Other Blogs Participating!


1 Winner Will Receive A Brooklyn Beans Variety Pack with 40 Asstd. KCups

Decisions, decisions. This morning are you in the mood for some pizzazz or chill? Do you crave some bold slap-you-in-the-face flavor, or mild taste?
Brooklyn Bean Roastery says who cares… have them all!
Our 40-count Brooklyn Bean Roastery sampler pack includes four samples of the following light, medium, and dark-roast blends: Breakfast Blend, Boardwalk Blend, Brooklyn Bridge, Colombian, Cyclone, Donut Shop, Fugheddaboutit and French Roast.
This product is NOT COMPATIBLE with Keurig 2.0 brewers.



1 Winner Will Receive the Two Rivers Mega Coffee Sampler Pack with 40 Asstd. KCups

Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee. This sampler pack has it all from bold to decaf and flavored to complex roasts. If you enjoy a variety of coffees then this is a great match for you.
This variety pack is NOT COMPATIBLE with Keurig 2.0 machines.
This is a big variety! Teas, Hot Cocoas, Cider, Coffee... this box has it all!

And Now The Giveaway!!!

Giveaway Dates: 11/29 12AM EST through 12/24 12AM EST
Giveaway Valid for US Residents ONLY and must be 18+ to enter

This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated or associated with Facebook,
Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This giveaway is valid only
in the Continental United States. Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter.
This giveaway will end at 12:00 AM (EST) 12/24/2014.

November 26, 2014

Imainlove with Amaluna @CirqueduSoleil Miami

 #Autism #ArtforAutism #Grandparents #lifelongmemories #spon #100%BB

HolaHolaHola My Beautifuls!

As you well know, BB is always thankful for her familia and her profession-blogging. The chances Babushka can turn them into a Twofer the blessing is doubled. These double blessings make for lifelong memories, impressions, and lessons. I'm counting on this next adventure to be exactly that for La Princesa, my granddaughter. Because of her autism,she doesn't join us in many shows. We really don't know how she'll react to the loud noises and sudden movements. However, if there's one thing we do know is her love of music and dance. BB also knows that mi querida nieta has the "magic power" of killer memory and answering questions correctly w/the dialogue of a tv program or video she's seen, y that she also understands the essence of people and things. For this reason Babushka will take her to see Amaluna. Gracias to the kind folks of Cirque du Soleil, she will experience the joy of a live performance and hopefully the message of female vitality & empowerment.

Babushka can hear you Beautifuls saying, "Quee? A circus starring women and their powers? #JUSOFONII !!!" Who'd of thunk it right?  Pero si, here's the story behind Amaluna.

Amaluna invites the audience to a mysterious island governed by Goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon. Their queen, Prospera, directs her daughter's coming-of-age ceremony in a rite that honors femininity, renewal, rebirth and balance which marks the passing of these insights and values from one generation to the next.

In the wake of a storm caused by Prospera, a group of young men washes ashore the island, triggering an epic and emotional story of love between Prospera's daughter and a brave young suitor. But theirs is a love that will be put to the test and the couple must face numerous demanding trials before they can achieve mutual trust, faith and harmony.

Amaluna is a fusion of the words ama, which refers to "mother" in many languages, and luna, which means "moon"; a symbol of femininity that evokes both the mother-daughter relationship and the idea of goddess and protector of the planet. Amaluna is also the name of the mysterious island where this magical story unfolds.

For the first time in Cirque du Soleil's history, Amaluna features a cast that comprises 70% women, with a 100% all-female band. "Amaluna is a tribute to the work and voice of women", explains Director of Creation Fernand Rainville. "

Pass up a chance to see this with my nieta?  Now it's BB's turn to say, JU SO FONII!!!

Of course Babushka wants to share this blessing with you My Beautifuls,
 so here's a giveaway for 4 tickets to see Amaluna.
Si, Cirque's Sensational aren't they?

For those that don't want to miss it, but don't want to wait either,
for BB's Beautifuls on Cyber Monday:

November 24, 2014

It's been 5 years... @HeartOfHaiti A reason for giving thanks, A reason for giving more.

This week we celebrate Thanksgiving here in the US, and Babushka is sooo very thankful to live in this country, be blessed with the people in my life, and the countless moments of abundance I've had. For that reason I have joined with Macy's in their Heart of Haiti program, to give back to those who haven't been as fortunate. 

HolaHolaHola My Beautifuls!

Five years ago this little girl was born and BB's world would never be the same.

Almost Five years ago Haiti was hit with a devastating earthquake, 
and their world would never be the same.

Flickr pics -Top Row:HaitiDamage
haiti_earthquake, Cite Soleil by mellagi,haiti_earthquake

Like my granddaughter La Princesa, Haiti is also developing, learning to stand on its own. 
Pero tambien como mi nieta, like La Princesa, Haiti needs help in doing so.

  • Macy’s went to Haiti shortly after the January 12, 2010 earthquake and realized that despite the devastation there was an artist community that existed and was eager to bring their product to market. 

  • They launched a product line for sale at and in stores (listed below) which to date has employed 400 artists. 

    • Macy's Herald Square, Brooklyn Downtown, Metro Center, Chicago State Street, Northland Center, Seattle Downtown, Portland Downtown, San Francisco Union Square, Biltmore Fashion Park, South Coast Plaza Home, Mission Valley Home, Dallas Galleria, Lenox Square Mall, and Dadeland Mall. 

  •  When you employ one artist in Haiti, the entire community benefits. Over 500 artists employed benefitting over 3,000 members of their extended family.

  • To put this into perspective, the average Haitian’s annual income is only $400 – for a year!  Add to that, Haiti has an estimated 400,000 artisans (out of a 10M population) who rely solely on their handcrafted goods as a source of income. No other sector of employment even approaches such numbers.

  • Macy’s paved the way in helping to rebuild this important sector of the fragile economy. 

  • The paper mache technique - practiced by many Haitian artisans - involves sourcing old, cement bags - or other paper products - to tear apart and re-purpose with glue and paint to create this unique piece. 

  • The blue circle vase - made in Jacmel - is hand-painted and includes a glass insert for functionality. 

  • Babushka was given the Blue Circle vase to show and share here, and to say it is stunning is an understatement. The quality is buenisimo, the colors rich and bold. A treasure to wake to every morning; it's a true work of art in my bedroom. Quee?? Ok si, JU SO FONII, BB's a work of art too. Actually, as I said in the Oprah post, this vase reminds me of all the beauty in the world, and how Babushka can play a very important part in it.

    And you My Beautifuls can be a very big part of it too.

    When thinking of gifts, think of giving gifts that help others, especially those in need. 
    Give gifts that give hope, a sustainable income to Haitian artisans.
     Giving back and paying forward is the way to start this Thanksgiving and holiday season.

    Have a wonderful holiday My Beautifuls.


  • Heart of Haiti can be found and followed on social media at @HeartofHaiti on Twitter on Facebook. 

  • For additional information about how Heart of Haiti is helping the community, visit this page

  • November 21, 2014

    The Avengers of #MUL and the Adventures of 3 Generations. @MarvelOnTour Magnifico!

    Marvel Universe Live

    HolaHolaHola My Beautifuls!

    Gracias to +Feld Entertainment and Bloggin' Mamas, Babushka was able to attend the Marvel Universe Live show at the +BB&T Center in Sunrise. Not only did BB attend, but I had the whole family with me! Nowadays it's very hard for familias to get together unless it's a special occasion.The different tastes, distance, work/school schedules make it very difficult, PERO it appears the chance to see Avengers in person was worth any sacrifices, thus making it a very special occasion indeed!

    It took almost 2 hours for the Miami Mob, and BB had left Little Havana at 2:30- almost 4 hours (tale will be told later), but we all arrived. All 4 Grandsons, +babushkas bebe and @IamPugilism , my son MAC and DIL. You can't really see it, but my son's gang all had on Avengers shirts under their sweaters and of course Dr. J had to wear his Captain Adorable bib! Y como lo gozaron- they soaked up every second being in the Marvel Universe, and this was only the pre-show! A very rare memory indeed, all together for a live show.

    And then- the actual show!!

    Quick Plot share- Loki comes to take over the Earth.Naturally Thor, Ironman, Spiderman, Black Widow, Bruce Banner, and Captain America take the first line against him. But Loki has incorporated many of the super villains to battle for him. Green Goblin,Doctor Octopus,Hydra, just one group of many. Luckily there are many more super heroes too. The battles are many, but only one group can win...

    My Beautifuls, there were high tech video tracks, motorcycle stunts, and there was even humor!
    Oh si, humor!

    There was a moment after Spiderman and Thor defeated the Green Goblin, that Spidey exclaimed
    it was a good selfie moment.  To this, Thor said he had a Tweety account.

    Spidey: "YOU have a Twitter account???"
    Thor:  (Deadpan) Yes, I have a million followers.

    JAHAHA As a Blogger BB ADORES THAT !!!

    You know what else Babushka adored?  The reactions of mi familia.

    Dr. J was so sure of his Avengers, he donned their hat and slept peacefully through the whole show.
    The others were definitivamente more animated in their reactions.

    At the end the Good Guys won- and that includes Babushka.

    Being with friends, to see mi familia all together and so happy.
    Gracias Adriana for the pic.

    +babushkas bebe +Heather Lopez BB Adriana Carrera  the Grands w/Heather's two

    It's not often 3 Generations can agree on one thing and enjoy it. Was it worth all the extra effort?

    JU SO FONII!!!

    BB looks forward to doing it again & again.


    Opinions and smiles are all mi familias & BB's.  

    Marvel Universe Live- #MUL will be at the BBT Center until Sunday, for the complete tour and tix.

    November 19, 2014

    Purdy Pictures NOT Political. "CUBA - This Moment, Exactly So. A coffee table book & more" by @LorneResnick

    "This book is not meant to be an accurate journalist record of Cuba – I am not a journalist. I look at this work more as a visual poem. So, this is my love poem to Cuba. This is only a slice of Cuba. My slice. Shot through my eyes and heart.~Lorne Resnick

    HolaHolaHola My Beautifuls!!

    Now y'all know Babushka is far from being political, but she is definitivamente not far from being Cuban, and loving all that entails. Quee? Ok si, JU SO FONII almost all that entails. Being born in the US I don't have the bittersweet memories of the island that my father and La Tata have, so I'd like to see Cuba from someone who loves her as she is, not as she was or remembered to be. To see her essence from a non native, a stranger who sees with "los ojos del corazon", the beauty in all her parts, oh what a gift that is My Beautifuls! 

    This gift can be ours- but we have less than 48 hours to make it so.  
    Please join Babushka in bringing this work of love and art to the public.

    "Rather than concentrating on Cuba's storied history I use the images, interviews and stories in this book to capture how it feels to be in Cuba: moments filled with passion, desire, friendship, love, laughter, beauty, grace and joy...moments that you long for in life and never forget when they happen. Those moments, exactly so."

    Ahora, di la verdad. 
    With poetic words like that you KNOW the pictures have to be heartfelt and heart grabbing. 
    And porsea you have doubts,

    These are the covers you can pick. Si My Beautifuls, YOU pick.  Further proof of the quality and soul of this award winning photographers work and his love for the subject. He invites you into the love affair by letting you choose the face you'll see each day. Y you will want to see it- every day.

    Help me spread the word My Beautifuls. Tweety, Feibu, actually call someone up!!
    Este es digno, it's very worthy of publication.
    A love story of almost 20 years.
    Una historia de Amor.


    BB will be sent a copy of the book in return for this post, 
    but the opinions y las ganas de tener the book are all Babushka's.

    November 17, 2014

    Makeup Eraser - Saving Time, $, and Face! #Giveaway #Review

    HolaHolaHola My Beautifuls!!

    Can you believe Thanksgiving is almost here? The days till Black Friday and Christmas have long been on countdowns; you stressing it yet?  Y'all know Babushka's all about adventure, pero BB's more about living stress free. Esta vieja fighting any lines or such for presents? JU SO FONII!!! Matter of fact, ya my list is done. 

    Honestamente, wouldn't this about cover all the ladies on your gift list?

    At my local Woman's Club Christmas Bazaar - and si, those actually do exist, BB met the marvelous Ms. Jenn.  BB was drawn to the table as soon as it came into view. The classic Black & White, Negro y Blanco with the POP of BOLD- can we say soooo BB? The producto, it was Bloggin' Mamas Pink, and to top it off, Ms Jenn,she's another Cuban transplant Up North in The South!! Destino!!!  

    Did you read the instructions My Beautifuls? Wet the MakeUp Eraser, then Erase the makeup on your face. That's It. And does it work?

    The Makeup Eraser is an all natural method of your removing makeup. No harsh chemicals needed, just wet the cloth with water and all your makeup is removed. Including waterproof eyeliner & mascara, HD makeup and much more. The best part of the Makeup Eraser is it is reusable, throw it in the wash and no stains remain. The Makeup Eraser will last 1000 washes and eliminate your need to buy product to remove your makeup.  The Makeup Eraser is pink with a sateen edge plush  and soft to the touch. Treat yourself to a spa at home everyday, while saving money! 

    Y saben que? Did you know what else My Beautifuls? 

    Ms. Jenn is giving one of BB's Beautifuls a Makeup Eraser of their own! 
    Can Babushka get a giant ESO!!!

    Go ahead and enter, y porsea click on Ms. Jenn's links to order a few.
    Tweety: @JennsErasers  Feibu:

    Si, you're seeing correctamente. They're less than $20.

    They'd make great gifts- for familia, BFF, teachers,hostesses, and especially for YOURSELF!!!
    A little self amor can go a long way.


    So glad I got one of these to review. Makeup removers were costing a small fortune. BB's opinion.

    November 09, 2014

    @DisneyAnimation Big Hero 6- Be Ready to Blubber, Blabber, and Beg for More!

    HolaHolaHola My Beautifuls!
    The Big Hero 6 team.

    OFFICIAL BOILERPLATE:  (Which I guess means promo press talk)
    From Walt Disney Animation Studios, the team behind “Frozen” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” comes “Big Hero 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit), a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada (voice of Ryan Potter). When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago (voice of Jamie Chung), neatnik Wasabi (voice of Damon Wayans Jr.), chemistry whiz Honey Lemon (voice of Genesis Rodriguez) and fanboy Fred (voice of T.J. Miller). Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called “Big Hero 6.” Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring breathtaking action with all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6” is directed by Don Hall (“Winnie the Pooh”) and Chris Williams (“Bolt”), and produced by Roy Conli (“Tangled”). The film hits theaters in 3D on Nov. 7, 2014.
    And if that isn't enough for ya-

    Sweetie and I were invited to a prescreening of Big Hero 6 y lo gozamos!
    And not just the movie!!

    Big Hero 6  Disney Film Screening

    The pic in the middle- BB's daily dilemma and a clue to the humor in the movie.

    Without giving away the movie, you know there's always some sadness for the characters in Disney movies to overcome, and this is no exception.  Matter of fact, though it's not quite Bambi, it does warrant hankies, so consider yourself warned. 
    But that makes the happy even happier right??!!??

    You know what also makes the happy even happier??  More Big Hero 6!!!
    A few days later we were invited to a press junket with Genesis Rodriguez, the voice behind HoneyLemon in the movie. 

    She was un encanto. A dear, down to Earth, buena gente, good people.

    Big Hero 6 Honey Lemon Genesis Rodriguez Baymax Miami Children's Museum
    Row 1: Miami Children's Museum,El Bello Baymax
    Row 2: BB trying to give BayMax a hug without popping him, Group Pic w/HoneyLemon, Genesis Rodriguez
    Row 3: Movie Stickers/Trading Cards, Outside of Museum, Blogger Friends
    Ana, Amanda, Tiffany

    We were allocated one question each- but actually, Genesis was so nice it was like a group of friends just chatting.

      Babushka asked: What part of yourself do you see in Honey Lemon?

    "Everything! The only difference is maybe she’s two octaves higher than me. She is so happy, I’ve never been so happy for such a long time. I went into the room, acted like a silly person, and went out of the room and I couldn’t believe I was working, that was so much fun. It’s just not fair to get paid for that sort of thing! It is a gift for me to be giving a Disney character to generations. Disney has always been a part of my life, and has shaped my life. It teaches me about everything magical and innocent and about hope and love, all these wonderful themes have been given to me as a child, and to be able to give that back is just amazing.

    Honey Lemon wasn’t written as Latina, but I was able to put a lot of my personality in there. The way she says “Hiro”, she pronounces it in Spanish, she wants to call him in an endearing way, de cariño, and she expresses herself a certain way. I was allowed to put some of myself in there, and that’s the biggest blessing."

    Here BB must thank Amanda of Brandon's Puppy for taping the conversation. Babushka was enjoying herself so much she had very big holes in her notes. For a fun and full transcript of the charla please click on the link and read the full answer/question session. 

    After question time was over, we all took a group picture and were given bookbags with a Big Hero 6 Journal and un chiquito Baymax inside. Oh Si they did!! And y'all know something? One of those infamous flash rainshowers Miami's so well known for caught us at an uncovered bus stop, and those bookbags came in handy.  Big Hero 6 really did come to Babushka & Sweetie's rescue!

    Big Hero 6 Miami Children's Museum Disney Cruise Dream
    The museum is close to the port- but unfortunately not to any covered bus stops.

    Oh, the cruise ship?
     Bueno, it's always been un sueño of BB to take the family on a cruise-
     y ya que estamos hablando Disney...
    ; )

    Go see Big Hero 6 My Beautifuls. 
    Remember to take your hankies and all the friends and familia you can. 
    Quee?? Tell you why the hankies?  JU SO FONII!!! 
    Pero BB will tell you my honest impression of Baymax and the movie...


    Need more Baymax too??,
    Disclosure: Sweetie and BB were invited to a pre-screening of Big Hero 6 & The Children’s Museum in Miami. All the above are BB's thoughts and opinions. Besides the shown promo items,no compensation was received.

    November 07, 2014

    Oprah's Message O-O-O x3 Part 3 #Oprah #Orgullosa #Olay #LifeYouWantMIA

    HolaHolaHola My Beautifuls!

    This was the tweet I shared with y'all in Part 2 of this series.  The reason I didn't attend day 2 of Oprah's #LifeYouWantMIA weekend event - PicaPica's 8th Birthday.

    Being a chip off the old Babushka, my grandson decided for a twofer.  He combined his birthday- 10/25 with Halloween.  It really was a spooktacular combo. There were ghouls and ghosts.

    Games & Good Eats

    But mostly, there was a good time between family & friends.

    Matter of fact, such a good time was had, that The Trio all stayed over.
    And that My Beautifuls, that my children should so enjoy each other,
     that they continued the fiesta until the morn... 
    THAT surpassed anything Oprah could have said.  

    Sorry that I missed Day 2 of Oprah's event?

    JU SO FONII!!!

    THIS is Babushka's #LifeYouWantMIA

    Babushka Besos a todos.  Cuidensen.

    November 05, 2014

    Oprah's Message O-O-O x3 Part 2 #Oprah #Orgullosa #Olay #LifeYouWantMIA

    HolaHolaHola My Beautifuls!

    Today is all about Oprah and YOU- or the you that's possible if you follow your calling, your passion. Not easy to do, but it's doable.  The following are some of the diamonds Oprah shared. Read the words and let them lead you to your truth.

    "The Universe is always speaking to you."

    "The essence is to know there is no feeling your best life without connection to your spiritual life- The Spirit of You."

    "I was born poor- which makes being being rich so much better."

    "You can be a better you than a pretend anyone else."

    "Knowing what you don't want to do is just as important as knowing what you do want to do."

    "When all goes wrong, the Universe is trying to move you in a new direction."

    "Where is flow in your life?"

    "Everybody wants to know- 'Did you hear me?' 'And did what I say mean anything to you?' "

    "We are all looking to know that we matter."

    "You co-create your life with the energy of your Intention."

    "You become what you believe, not what you want."

    "Keep Your Vibration high. That's your #1 job."

    "To have the Life you want, you have to choose Love."

    "If you're still breathing that means you get a second chance."

    "Your Life is speaking to you all the time.

    A whisper = message
    A pebble = problem
    A brick = crises
    A brickwall = disaster

    Especially in trial. They are outside you to see if you know who you really are."

    "Gratitude is the fastest way to change vibrations."

    "Sustained Joy is the Reason You Are Here."

    "If it happend TO you, then it happened FOR you-
    to LIFT you higher and make you BETTER."

    "God is ready to move you in a new direction.
     Be ready to claim you power.
    Take Your Glory
    and RUN!"


    Quee?? JU SO FONII !!! Of course these aren't all the bellezas she shared with us. It was a 2 hour charla My Beautifuls! Besides, y'all should make every effort to see and hear her in person yourselves. As it was, BB could only attend the first day, and I must repeat Part 1 of this series by thanking the nice people of #Orgullosa for this opportunity. The second day highlights you can find on Tweety- look for the hashtag "LifeYouWantMIA .  When asked during the 2nd day if BB was there this was the reply:

    PicaPica's 8th Bday. Y'all know Babushka- always saving the best for last. 
    Pero this WAS a REAL CLOSE 2ND.

    ; )

    Babushka Besos a todos.  Cuidensen. 

    November 02, 2014

    O-O-O x3 Part I #Oprah #Orgullosa #Olay #LifeYouWantMIA

    No se if I need to "disclose" as this is more of a Gracias than a sponsored post-
    pero por sea... we wouldn't want Tio Sam aka FCC mad at BB, would we? 
    And this post, it's all Babushka, all over the place.

    HolaHolaHola My Beautifuls!

    After 2+ months in Miami, BB tries to summarize the many blessings encountered. Of course I can't do it all justice, and without pics,notes,brochures, the memory isn't coming up with todo, so before BB forgets, let's start with the last week.  Quee?? JUSOFONII Ok si, Babushka does usually go backwards and against the norm doesn't she??  Pero you know what? That's what Oprah says makes us special, being true to ourselves. And I heard that straight from her. Oh Si BB did!!!

    Gracias to the wonderful world of Orgullosa, the P&G division for Latinas, Babushka was able to attend Oprah's "The Life You Want " event in Miami. On to OTown BB went. With sombrilla in hand and bus pass ready, Sweetie & BB were set to experience the world of O.

    From @BBabushka Instagram:

    Getting Babushkafied for the #Oprah #LifeYouWantMIA #Orgullosa #Covergirl#GirlsCan Event

    Got my sombrilla got my bus pass NADA stops BB from #Oprah#LifeYouWantMIA Grateful y #Orgullosa

    OTown in Miami was next to the American Airlines Arena in downtown Miami. 
    You can see my beloved Freedom Tower in the last pic.

    We took part of the Power Meet-up and since y'all know BB doesn't work any harder than she has to- 
    here's a snippet of the Media Alert.


    *Tour Aims to Empower Women to Live the Life They Want Every Day*

    *WHAT:         COVERGIRL and Orgullosa *will host a unique Power Meet-up breakfast for media and Miami influencers to officially kick-off the opening of Oprah The Life You Want Weekend O-Town experience. The exclusive one-hour networking event will start at *9AM on Friday, October 24 at Museum Park* and include a celebrity panel who will provide tips on how women can embrace life, uninhabited by chaos.

     Buenisimo right?  Pero wait- it gets better.

    *WHO:            Special celebrity guests will participate in the Power Meet-up panel and be on hand for press interviews.
    • Carla Hall, TV host on ABC "The Chew"
    • Jessi Leon, Latin GRAMMY nominee for "Best New Artist"
    •  Irma Martinez, fashion stylist and entrepreneur

    Guest panel- 

    "TV Host and Chef Carla Hall, Singer Jessi Leon and Celebrity Fashion Stylist Irma Martinez participated in a Power Meet-Up of influential women, hosted by COVERGIRL, Olay, Orgullosa and Publix, at "Oprah's "The Life You Want" Weekend" in Miami, Oct. 24, 2014. In panel discussion format, the women explored the topic of living one's best life, while sharing words of encouragement, empowerment."

    Some of the Panel Pearls:

    Set Your Boundaries. Make "Me" time. ~Carla Hall
    The "Bad" things are beautiful too. ~Jessi Leon

    On the Risk of Enterpreneurship-
    Lost job after 4 years and started styling clients out of necessity;
    this in turn became the successful Trendy,Inc.   Stylist Irma Martinez says about hurdles-

    "Clean up the mess and be happy- Do What You Love."


    Babushka's in total agreement & enjoyed their messages.  You know what else BB enjoyed?
    "Guests will also be treated to unique beauty brand makeovers, expert demos, and skincare consultations from Olay and COVERGIRL. Tide, Charmin and Crest will also provide attendees with mini styling presentations, an inspirational photo experience, a live wall art project and expert demos.These specialty brand experiences are designed to help inspire Miami residents to not be hesitant to take the necessary steps to renew and reinvent themselves."
    BB enjoying the tents of OTown, the Olay samples of the Regenerist night moisturizer I use, my friend Jill Tracey getting a massage and Babushka getting an unbelievable head massage with Pantene Age Defy oil

    Pero sabes que mas was unbelievable? 
    Sweetie & BB were invited to the VIP Suite to see Oprah!


    The Suite, the Swag, the Smorgasbord!!!

    Pero none of this means anything without the-

     *WHY:            With The Oprah Life You Want Tour and COVERGIRL, aim to empower women in Miami with the tools they need to be their best selves, empowering them to discover the potential hidden inside and summon the courage to overcome obstacles, so they can more easily live the life they want every day.

    Gracias Orgullosa por the invite y el hospitality.  
    And though Babushka doesn't "need" anyone's approval or consent to pursue my dreams, 
    a gentle note of validation is always nice.

    Heart of Haiti Paper mache Vase with tag Orgullosa gave Babushka
    BB's daily reminder


               Info about the Oprah Tour is available here:

    BB will share more of Oprah's #LifeYouWantMIA weekend in Part 2.