January 30, 2015

Workplace Wows and Woahs! @SodexoGroup - Quality of Life Matters #QoL

This post is part of International Quality of Life BlogIt Day, sponsored by Sodexo. 
Added sentiments are 100 Babushka's. 

HolaHolaHola My Beautifuls!!!

Babushka has been sharing many a giveaways with you, so when asked to write this sponsored post BB just had to say Si! The information stated here, if followed, is like winning the loteria, pero better- you don't have to pagar taxes on it.

Before Babushka started writing her blog, BB worked for the State of Florida.  At the end of my time there (6 years), I had become a facilitator for their Customer Service Representative course.  In that capacity, BB spoke on many of the points Sodexo highlights in their services. Because their initial post was so well written, Babushka will just interject where my experience was.  Besides, BB write more than she has to?  JU SO FONII !!!

"The New Year is often a time of personal reflection about life and priorities. Google “New Year’s Resolutions” and you’ll see a familiar list of topics held out year after year (losing weight, reducing stress, quitting smoking, etc.) as the path to a better life. Or more specifically – a better quality of life. And discussions about quality of life inevitably lead to conversations about work – how work contributes to quality of life – both in the workplace and outside of it.
Sodexo, a worldwide leader in Quality of Life Services, is inviting bloggers with business and workplace specialties, to join the conversation about Quality of Life in the workplace on January 30, 2015. Sodexo believes that as businesses – as a society – to create value, we must make people’s well-being a priority. By focusing on Quality of Life – society can drive individual and collective performance.
It’s not just talk. They have put resources and research to this topic. There are 6 aspects of Quality of Life that Sodexo focuses on uniquely:

·        Social Interaction  factors that strengthen the bonds of relationships. Examples are access to cultural events, concerts, exhibits, etc. for employees
The Department BB worked at didn't do all of following, but we did have gatherings for the division, section pot luck luncheons, and many long lasting friendships have come from there. Remember the post about Babushka's hat maker Ms. Evelyn

·         Ease & Efficiency  implementing programs and services to help employees carry out activities with more ease. Onsite child care facilities and programs that help employees reduce stress
·         Physical Environment  everything that contributes to an individual’s comfort and sense of safety, from building maintenance to comfortable and safe work spaces
The physical environment on the whole was pleasant. To tell the truth, Babushka wouldn't mind being back in my cubicle with the great PC and desk chair.  Working from my bedroom, Sweetie sometimes gets jarred awake from Feibu videos.
·         Personal Growth – promoting individual progress and growth. Professional development programs in technology, foreign languages, etc. can help individuals advance their education.
Personal Growth is VERY important, and though it wasn't really encouraged within my department until the end, the state did reimburse employees who continued with their professional studies.  The chance to train and become a trainor was thanks to a "Leadership" initiative.
·         Recognition – allowing an individual to feel truly valued. Helping to research and create recognition programs that truly reward employees for good work
Recognition was given by the state for time worked and if you saved the bureau money, but it was the nice post-its saying "You're Special, Thanks" given by fellow employees that helped brighten our days.
·         Health & Well-Being – promoting a healthy lifestyle through nutritious meals, a well-balanced diet and exercise. This can include restaurant vouchers and healthy food options, as well on-site exercise facilities or gym memberships"
Health & Well Being were ideas stressed during the training BB gave. Looking away from the screen 20 seconds every 20 mins, breathing exercises,exercises to do at the desk, and the ever needed reminder to laugh are tiny measures that add up to so much. The physical & mental well being of everyone should be a top priority.

Si My Beautifuls, the workplace is where we spend 50% of our lives, so make it beneficial in all aspects of life.
 If you do it well you'll never feel like you're really working.

; )


January 27, 2015

What's YOUR Target Beauty? A $50 @TARGET GC #Giveaway

HolaHolaHola My Beautifuls!

Another Giveaway?  ESO!!!!!!!!!!

Y como es a giftcard- for TARGET, BB knows everyone can use it!

Enjoy entering!


Beauty Tips for the New Year form Target!

Whether your beauty goal this year is to take better care of your skin or try new beauty trends, Target has everything you need to replenish your beauty basics and embrace this season’s trends at affordable prices.


Here are some great Beauty tips to help change up your routine a bit and give your skin a fun boost!


Resolve to protect your skin this year by using MD Complete Healthy Skin Accelerator, which regulates cell turnover, refines skin’s tone and texture and hydrates while mattifying the complexion.MDComplete_SkinClearing_Healthy_Skin_Accelerator_Box_Product

Smooth and hydrate skin with antioxidants Vitamin C & E found in L'Oreal® Paris Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream. The formula instantly transforms to your perfect shade for a flawless bare skin finish

Play up your eyes by using NYX Two Timer Dual Ended Eye Liner in Black to create both a cat eye and a smoky eye with eyeliner.


Wear winter’s moody lip shades and fight dry lips with the tinted Pixi by Petra Shea Butter Lip Balm, which is packed with soothing shea butter.

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Give your dry, dull hair a lift with Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Moisture and Shine Leave-In Conditioner. The weightless leave-in formula restores natural moisture, leaving hair more manageable, softer and shinier


Ready to try some of these fun products? One lucky reader will win a $50 Target Gift card you can use towards these fantastic products! Just head below for your chance to win. Giveaway ends on 2/11 at 11:59pm and is open to US only. Good luck!

Disclosure: All side remarks are 100% BB's. This giveaway is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered, or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network.All opinions and experiences are Conservamom‘s. Open to US residents, must be 18+. Confirmed Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be drawn. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The sponsor will be responsible for product fulfillment to winner(s) of the giveaway. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. For questions or to see your product featured in an Event you can contact Elia At Conservamom

January 19, 2015

Deliciously Savvy's Lifestyle Giveaway (a little something for everyone!) Ends 2/11

HolaHolaHola My Beautifuls!!!

Another giveaway to show you some love.

This giveaway has a little of everything and is no specific theme. 
Quee?? Ok si, JU SO FONII it is just like this blog.  

; )   

And now, without further ado, BB gives you-

Deliciously Savvy's Lifestyle Giveaway

(a little something for everyone!) Ends 2/11

Co-Hosted BY:

Plus a BIG Shout Out To all Other Blogs Helping To Promote! A Big Thanks To You All!

Deliciously Savvy is hosting a giveaway which involves a prize for almost everyone in the household! There will be a Grand Prize Winner and 4 ~ 2nd place winners! The Grand Prize Winner Will Receive Everything Listed Below and 4 ~ 2nd Place winners will Receive a 3 Microbiome Plus+ GI Probiotic Package!!! Awesome Giveaway! Enter Today!
$410 Total Value!!!



Collagen Complete ($49.95 ARV)


Brooklyn Bean Roastery Hot Cocoa (2 ~ 12 count boxes) ($21.98 ARV)

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Rs-Tec 2

See Review HERE


Ageless Derma

SVETOL® Green Coffee Bean Extract - weight loss ($18.99 ARV)





4 ~ 2nd Place Winners Will receive:

3 Microbiome Plus+ GI Probiotic ($29.99 ARV) 4 winners (each gets a 4 pack)

Giveaway Dates: 1/19 12AM EST until 2/11 12AM EST
Entrants Must be 18+ and is Valid For Us Residents Only

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 United States. Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter.
This giveaway will end at 12:00 AM (EST) on 2/11/15.

And Now The Giveaway!!!

Good Luck!

January 16, 2015

Dancing around the Home Fires, Flaming 2015 con K-Y® #YoursAndMine

 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are BB's alone, as well as a couple of ahuhs from Sweetie. #YoursandMine #CollectiveBias

HolaHolaHola My Beautifuls!!!

Nice & Quiet Way to end 2014

If you've been reading this blog, saben that 2014 found Babushka away from Sweetie weeks and sometimes months, but 2015 will be more time together, making up for lost time. Of course that is good, pero at our ages just missing each other isn't always enough.  Quee?? JU SO FONII!!! Ok si, Cubana al fin, BB's Hot Blooded, and that will never change, however the Menopause Mambo sometimes leaves skid marks on the dance floor. Not good when you're used to the Electric Slide and a waxed surface. Needless to say we were both very happy when Babushka was chosen for this shop- and waltzed right over to our neighborhood Walmart. Though Sweetie did try to maintain some seriousness and decorum.

Our local Walmart

As you well know My Beautifuls, BB usually goes to the product and physically does a "TaDaa" item pose,but not only was the product right next to the pharmacy, the patrons in line were questioning why anyone would want to take a picture of such products. Por la sonrisa, by the smile of Sweetie there was no question as to what products Babushka was taking pictures of. Actualmente, we were lucky to have gotten the K-Y® Yours + Mine pack; it was the last one left. Apparently BB and Sweetie aren't the only ballroom dancers in town. 

Our version of the French Apache Dance with Scarf con Tango overtures

You know the saying, "It Takes Two to Tango". Couples on a romantic date night making their own music, trying something new. His and Hers personal lubrication to make the intimate moments sizzle. Babushka for one is tired of the Menopause Mambo. Look forward to gliding back into the Groove.

Bringing in 2015 con Salsa & Sizzle!!

And you My Beautifuls? 
What do you plan to improve with your partner in the New Year?
Whatever it is, BB hopes it ♫makes you feel like dancing!♪


P.S. Of course you don't have to be as obvious as Babushka & Sweetie,
you can order the Date Night Pack discreetly at Walmart.com.

Another great way to start 2015- in January a special Date Night deal that is coming soon! K-Y® Date Night (shipping to store in Jan 2015): $50 value 1 free meal for two people from PEACHDISH.com delivered to your door for an intimate night of cooking together, a $5 VUDU movie credit for you to stream right at home and the pleasure of K-Y® Yours+Mine Couples Lubricants.

For more great ways to improve your relationship in the New Year, visit K-Y.com.

January 15, 2015

Comfort Food con Caché Y Completo @CasaMofongoMia #CoralGables #PuertoRicanFood

BB was invited  to conocer Casa Mofongo Latin Grill in Coral Gables. A post was not mandated, but after the evenings trato Babushka couldn't help but comment and share. This is 100% Babushka, but I'm sure the others opinions are not far from mine.

HolaHolaHola My Beautifuls!!!

Now you may think Comfort Food & Caché shouldn't go in the same sentence, but Casa Mofongo Latin Grill is just that. While driving me home (thanks again mujer), bloguera friend Farah Mesa was commenting on the nice way they took traditional Puerto Rican foods and made them upscale, while still maintaining the basic taste and essence of the original. But Babushka's pulling a BB and starting at the end, let's start from el comienzo shall we? 

Babushka was invited to a dinner by @WebCityGirls +Lynn Ponder  and @LacocinadeVero 
 +Veronica Cervera , y being no dummy said Si! of course. Quee? BB pass up free food???  JU SO FONII!!! Besides that, Lynn is Puerto Rican and Vero a food blogger, so Babushka knew the odds of it being an excellent dinner were very good. 

Believe it or not, Babushka was one of the first to arrive, y eso que I was traveling via bus! Miracle Mile, always stylish, was decked out in Holiday Splendor and was even more llamativo, lively, and bella than usual. Arriving at Casa Mofongo, delighted by the decor and service. Oh si, SERVICIO.

The First thing (besides the Bievenido and smile) they set up is a purse holder for you.

Beautifuls, BB doesn't get surprised too often, 
but that was definitivamente an unexpected and much appreciated detalle.

The Second thing was a KILLER tropical Sangria.

Babushka couldn't decide between the Mango Sangria O el de Kiwi.
In the end, Kiwi was kickin' !!

And then the 7 course meal.

They took the typical and made it tantalizing. 
Mainstream Puerto Rican foods made magical with special combinations, sauces and a touch of the sublime. Perfecto to make it "cuisine" without losing its humble beginnings.

A closeup of the menu we enjoyed. Closeups of the food- you'll want those in person.

@Ponderful@MariasGoodTaste , @LaCocinadeVero , BB, @FarahMesa

we were later joined by @LauraTermini , @Enrilemoine , @Emy_Cooks
who were pictured in the first collage

So was the dinner excellent?? Oh si and Oh Yeah!!!

 A hidden gem on Miracle Mile, BB hopes that after this post it's discovered by many. 
Y para ayudar en eso, and to help that along, here's a dinner for 2 giveaway.  
Oh Si They Did!!

Go to Babushka's Feibu Page, and under "Giveaway" is the contest.

Enjoy yourselves Beautifuls, but make sure you had a light lunch.

; )


January 05, 2015

Are You #2015Ready ? @BlogginMamas Gift de Reyes to #Bloggers

HolaHolaHola My Beautifuls!!!

How's 2015 so far? Got your resolutions in place?

If one of your resolutions was to start blogging or how to better your blog, then BB knows just where you should be this Tuesday.  Quee?? JU SO FONII!!! Ok si, it's Reyes Magos, the Epiphany, and that's why we picked that day. A perfect present for blogueras.  Here are the details:

Need help building a better blog? Join Bloggin' Mamas Tuesday, January 6th for a twitter chat to help you do just that.

It's a New Year, so out with the old doubts on blogging and in with new tips and insights. The Bloggin' Mamas Team is looking forward to helping you be #2015Ready !!

Date:Tuesday Jan 6, 2015

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

Hash­tag: #2015Ready

Pre­sented by: @BlogginMamas

Mod­er­a­tors: @HeLoEnterprises ,@BBabushka


Introducing: @Ponderela,@SiliconVLodge


Prizes for a total value of $1000 will be given away during the party to help build up your blog. Winners will be selected from Tweet Chat Share, RSVP, and those most engaged in the discussion during the chat and will be announced at the end.


I’ll be going to the @BlogginMamas #2015Ready Twitter Chat on Tues. January 6 at 9p EST for blogging tips & Prizes. RSVP http://bit.ly/2015Ready

RSVP: http://bit.ly/2015Ready Have any questions you want answered? Comment on the RSVP page with your question and twitter handle and Bloggin’ Mamas might just answer it during the chat!

And there you have it Beautifuls! 
Sign up, send in your questions,get your Dr. Scholls, and join the Tweety Fiesta.



January 01, 2015

2015 New Year Rockin' Cash Giveaway $500 ♪A CELEBRAR Y GANAR SE HA DICHO!!♪

HolaHolaHola My Beautifuls!!

And a Magnificent 2015 to You and Yours!!!

To continue con la Musica, Babushka's joined up once again with the New Year's Rockin Cash Giveaway.  It's been such a great way to begin a year that BB's gonna do it again for 2015!

Quee?? BB superstitious?? JU SO FONII!!! It's more of a "if it ain't broke don't fix it" kinda deal.  Besides, if I can help one of you Beautifuls to start the year off with an extra $500 why not?  
Can Babushka get an ESO!!! 

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Prize: $500 (via Paypal)
Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck!
Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 1/31 and is open worldwide. Winner will be notified via email.
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 a totally awesome group of bloggers!

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Buena Suerta My Beautifuls 
and may 2015 bring you all that you desire.