October 28, 2015

Look out DC, Que Pa' Ya Va BB!! LATISM'15

"LATISM15 brings together the top leaders and influencers in the space.  Our goal is to share best practices,  reach Latino(a)s in the digital space, and  build the pipeline of  tech innovators.  Together we are igniting Latino(a)s to drive the innovation economy."

If you could lobby in DC what cause would it be? Cual de los siguientes son especiales pa' ti?  Education,Health,Technology,Civic Engagement,Diversity & Inclusion,Business, and National Policy are the starred topics. LATISM15 proposes to instruct top Latino Influencers on how to better organize and project their passions and beliefs and then introduce them to other influencers and lawmakers who can further their causes. This year Babushka was invited to attend as a Top Latina Influencer because of her #StopTheStigma campaign, a campaign hoping to address and eradicate the imensa ignorancia and taboo in our community when it comes to Mental illness. Like BB, influencers on all the above topics will attend to be instructed and guided.

This nation's capitol, our nation's capitol will be the school for over 50 Latino Influencers and a group of hispanic students for the Latino Youth Summit. The goal is to learn,share, and support each other as we strive to have our issues- LATINO issues focused on. LATISM is a group of Latinos who have worked and lobbied for our rights,advancements and inclusion for years. Babushka is humbled and honored to have been chosen, proving that one is never too old to dream and make a difference.

Que cambio would you like to see, and more importante- what are you doing to make it un realidad?


P.S.  Now that BB's been recognized, will she slow down a bit?  JU SO FONII !!!!
Ahora si, watch Babushka Burn.

#Latism15   Tweety @LATISM    Feibu https://www.facebook.com/latinosinsocialmedia/

October 23, 2015

Are You Giving Yourself Too Much Credito- or Too Little? Check Your Credit Report!

This is a Consumer Reports Projects facilitated by Elianne Ramos where Babushka was compensated for her participation. All opiniones are strictly BB’s.


HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!

They say there are two things you can count on- Death & Taxes. Bueno, add your credit report to that saying. You can order it freely every year. Now, whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing is up to your attitude. But Babushka says that about everything verdad?


Their short video intro to what a credit report is, what it can do, and what YOU can do with it.

Credit Reports – Spanish

Credit Reports – English

Now that you've seen the video, please help the Consumer Report Gente and give your opinion on how to make better videos to help more Beautifuls be educated on credit reports. 

So important to keep an eye on our credit.
And if you think Babushka isn't going to get her credit report JU SO FONII!!
It's free and helps BB; that's one twofer Babushka's not passing up!

That's it for this post Beautifuls.  Short and Sweet.
Hope your Credit Report is the same.


p.s.  BB did a little research for you Beautifuls y encontro esto-

Si, ♥ U 2.

October 17, 2015

Warriors in Pink- Pa' lante con La Pelea ! A Giveaway and Gracias.

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!!

Como saben, BB is part of Una Familia Pa' Ford, but what you may not know is how many ways Ford helps the familia of (wo)man too.  For over 20 years Ford has donated 100% of the net proceeds of their Warriors in Pink program to help against the Breast Cancer Battle. 

"From raising funds through our Warriors in Pink apparel, to raising awareness through unique media content, to giving breast cancer patients and survivors more good days – we are always looking for ways to help people go further. - See more at: http://www.warriorsinpink.ford.com/?fmccmp=150428-bca-wipmoregooddays#sthash.wVjGuamc.dpuf "

This is a personal twofer post for Babushka.  When I approached the Ford PR company and asked for items for a giveaway, they knew of my mother's passing from cancer (the first one she had was breast cancer) and graciously gave me these items, to share them and the message with my Beautifuls.

Mi madre would have loved these items. The colors, the fashion, vibrancy and life asserting hues are exactly the message behind Warriors In Pink. And now you can help share in the celebration of life and the lucha of surviving.  There will be 3 winners of the following:

Pashmina style scarf/wrap
Ford Tote

BB modeling el  Pashmina style scarf y el Bello Fern Senra of Moore Communications 
who facilitated the wonderful giveaway. 

Life affirming, message carrying, these items make statements on all types of levels.

Buena Suerte Beautifuls!


And if you think this is the only way place Warriors in Pink estan, JU SO FONII!!!

P.S.  Ford has pensa'o en todo.  
A link of ideas to "Simple acts to give breast cancer patients more good days."
See more at: http://www.warriorsinpink.ford.com/more-good-days#sthash.ggUQyBMF.dpuf

  • October 15, 2015

    HOY para el dia de Mañana. @FloridaPrepaid #StartingIsBelieving

    A sponsored post, but 100% verdad, heartfelt, sincere, and Babushka's. 
    Gracias to Fl Prepaid College Fund and Bloggin' Mamas for picking BB for this campaign.

    Florida College Prepaid Plan #StartingIsBelieving

    HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!!!

    Increible pero cierto, My Eldest, Cristyl's Corazon at her college graduation. Felizmente BB had the foresight to matricular The Trio into the Florida College Prepaid program.  A member from the start, Babushka is so thankful she was able to- and still continues to be part of this great program. It's been more than 25 years andando. More than 1.6 million Prepaid Plans have been purchased and nearly 350,000 students have attended college using their Prepaid Plan. My Little One is currently using the plan BB had set up for her at birth, and my two eldest nietos have been set up with the plan also.  

    Right now is open enrollment and the hora perfecto pa' empesar.  Now there are more options than when The Trio first started, and there's more help to choose which plans are better for your familia and your budget.  

    "1-Year Florida University Plan:
    o   Now there is a more affordable way to save for State University credit hours. Introducing the
    new 1-Year Florida University Plan
    o   You can purchase one year, or 30 credit hours, at a time according to your budget and
    timeline, without feeling the pressure of having to buy all four years at once
    o   The plan also allows multiple purchasers to buy a plan for the same child. So now you can
    team up with other family members to help pay for your child’s higher education
     For example, let Grandma and Grandpa buy one year and you purchase another. A
    child can have up to four 1-Year Florida University Plans
    2-Year Florida College Plan
    o   Set your child up with a practical, affordable path to entering his/her chosen career with an
    associate’s degree or trade certification
    o   Give your child the advantage over those with only a high school diploma
    o   Like all of our plans, every cent of the value of this plan can be applied at any university or
    college nationwide
    4-Year Florida College Plan
    o   There are 28 Florida colleges and they’ve expanded their capabilities far beyond the two-year
    programs. In fact, most now offer four-year bachelor’s degree programs in growth industries
    like nursing and teaching, and continue to grow their degree programs year after year.
    o   And since they’re typically less expensive than a university education, the 4-Year Florida
    College Plan provides a practical, affordable path to a bachelor’s degree
    o   Like all of our plans, every cent of the value of this plan can be applied at any university or
    college nationwide
    2+2 Florida College Plan
    o   Your child can receive a degree from one of Florida’s prestigious state universities for less than
    a typical four-year university degree
    o   By starting your child off at one of the state’s 28 Florida colleges, you’ll save money on lower-
    level courses before transferring to a State University to finish off their degree
    o   Students with this plan are guaranteed admission to a state university once they’ve earned
    their associate’s degree at a Florida college
    4-Year Florida University Plan
    o   This Plan will start your child off at one of Florida’s 12 prestigious state universities and see
    them through their four-year journey.
    o   If your child decides to start at a college (which are typically less expensive), the unused funds
    from this Plan can be applied to a post-secondary degree or you can get the remaining money
    o   Like all of our plans, this isn’t just restricted to Florida schools; the amount covered by your
    Prepaid Plan can be used at schools nationwide."

    Beautifuls, they ain't just whislin' La Guantanamera with these plans. Babushka's girls have used it to finish their education, and MAC will be using the unused portion of monies paid to apply it toward's his son's education. Y ahora tambien, they have something they call "Interactive Conversation" where they will help you learn more about the Prepaid Plans and the 529 Savings Plan. Es Cutisimo Y Buenisimo!! Go ahead and look into it. You AND your hijos will be glad you did, porque they really do grow up before you are ready.

    Para mas informacion-  

    Y si creen that this is the last BB will speak of Florida College Prepaid- JU SO FONII!!!

    Babushka almost begged to be a Mamabassador for the program, that's how useful it has been for The Trio, and how grateful we are to have had this option available to us. 
     Hopefully The Grands will continue the tradition.  

    Who's future will you be planning for??


    October 05, 2015

    #AladdinDiamond Tweety Fiesta- #Blogginmamas & Blu-Ray

    HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!!!

    BB remembers when Aladdin first came out to the theaters. The Trio loved the story and now they're sharing it with their children. Bueno, just when you thought this classic couldn't get better, they now have it in Blu-Ray. Join Babushka, +Bloggin' Mamas and amigas to celebrate this with TREMENDO TWEETY FIESTA!!!

    Aladdin Twitter Party 10-13-15 at 9p EST #AladdinDiamond http://bit.ly/AladdinDiamondRSVP

    #AladdinDiamond Twit­ter Party

    Join Blog­gin Mamas & Allied Hispanic as we host the #AladdinDiamond Twit­ter Party on Tuesday, 10/13/15 at 9p EST! Join us as we cel­e­brate the release of Disney's Aladdin on Blu-Ray with lots of special extras.

    Date: Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

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

    Hash­tag: #AladdinDiamond

    Sponsored By: @DisneyAnywhere

    Pre­sented by: @BlogginMamas and @AlliedHispanic

    Mod­er­a­tors: Eng­lish– @HeLoEnterprises Span­ish– @BBabushka

    Co-hosts: @EnzasBargains, @MamasMission, @BabySavers, @theCouponista & @DonnaHup


    Disney’s beloved masterpiece will make your heart race and your spirit soar. Experience the laughter, adventure and Academy Award®-winning music (1992: Best Music, Original Song, “A Whole New World,” Original Score) for the first time on Blu-ray and Digital HD. And now Aladdin shines even brighter with never-before-seen tributes to the enchanting talent of Robin Williams, the “Genius behind the Genie"


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

    Grand Prize

    1– $100 AMEX Giftcard + Aladdin Movie Download Code

    First Prize

    1– $100 AMEX Giftcard


    1– $50 AMEX Giftcard

    2– $25 AMEX Giftcard

    RSVP Prize

    1– $50 AMEX Giftcard + Aladdin Movie Download Code

    US Res­i­dents age 18 and over are eli­gi­ble to enter.

    RSVP Below!!

    Terms and Conditions NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. By RSVP’ing to this event and uti­liz­ing the #AladdinDiamond hash­tag, the atten­dees acknowl­edge hav­ing read and agreed to these terms and conditions. Twit­ter Party Prize Give­away begins October 13th, 2015 at 9:00 pm ET and ends no later than October 13th, 2015 at 10:30pmET(the “Twit­ter Party Entry Period”). Entrants enter via fol­low­ing @disneyanywhere, @AlliedHispanic, and @BlogginMamas, and post­ing a tweet with the #AladdinDiamond hash­tag dur­ing the Twit­ter Party Entry Period. Five (5) Win­ners will be drawn ran­domly by random.org at approx­i­mately 12 minute inter­vals dur­ing the Twit­ter Party Entry Period. One (1) Win­ner will be drawn ran­domly via random.org from the event RSVP’s on the Mr. Linky widget. Prizes include: One (1) Grand Prize, Aladdin Prize Pack, includ­ing a $100 AMEX Giftcard and Aladdin Movie Digital Download Code. Total approx­i­mate retail value (“ARV”) $120, for one (1) winner. One (1) First Prize, includ­ing a $100 AMEX Giftcard. Total approx­i­mate retail value (“ARV”) $100, for one (1) winner. One (1) $50 AMEX Giftcard. Total approx­i­mate retail value (“ARV”) $50, for one (1) winner. One (1) $25 AMEX Giftcard. Total approx­i­mate retail value (“ARV”) $25, for each of two (2) winners. One (1) Aladdin Prize Pack, including $50 AMEX Giftcard and Aladdin Movie Download Code. Total approx­i­mate retail value (“ARV”) $70, awarded to one (1) win­ner who RSVP’s via the Mr. Linky widget. Each win­ner receives one (1) prize pack. Entrants who fail to com­plete said actions will be dis­qual­i­fied and an alter­nate win­ner will be selected from all entrants who entered dur­ing the Twit­ter Party Entry Period. Win­ners will be noti­fied via DM (Direct Mes­sage) on Twit­ter with a request for an email address to send prize claim infor­ma­tion. Win­ners will have 48 hours to reply to theDM with a valid email address. Win­ners will have an addi­tional 48 hours from when prize claim infor­ma­tion is sent, to claim their prize and pro­vide ship­ping info, or a an alter­nate win­ner will be selected from amongst all entries received dur­ing the Twit­ter Party Entry Period. All prizes will be awarded pro­vided they are validly claimed by October 16th at 11:59AM EST. Entrants agree to release and hold harm­less the Blog­gin’ Mamas, Heather Lopez Enter­prises, LLC, Allied, Allied Hispanic, Disney, Aladdin, Twit­ter, and any other orga­ni­za­tions respon­si­ble for spon­sor­ing, ful­fill­ing, admin­is­ter­ing, adver­tis­ing or pro­mot­ing this give­away, and their respec­tive par­ent, sub­sidiaries, and affil­i­ates and each of their respec­tive offi­cers, direc­tors, mem­bers, employ­ees, agents and sub­con­trac­tors (col­lec­tively the “Released Par­ties”) from and against any and all claims, expenses, and lia­bil­ity, includ­ing but not lim­ited to neg­li­gence and dam­ages of any kind to per­sons and prop­erty, includ­ing but not lim­ited to inva­sion of pri­vacy (under appro­pri­a­tion, intru­sion, pub­lic dis­clo­sure of pri­vate facts, false light in the pub­lic eye or other legal the­ory), defama­tion, slan­der, libel, vio­la­tion of right of pub­lic­ity, infringe­ment of trade­mark, copy­right or other intel­lec­tual prop­erty rights, prop­erty dam­age, or death or per­sonal injury aris­ing out of or relat­ing to a participant’s entry, cre­ation of an entry or sub­mis­sion of an entry, par­tic­i­pa­tion in this give­away, accep­tance or use or mis­use of prize. Entrant agrees to indem­nify, defend and hold harm­less the Released Par­ties from and against any and all claims, expenses, and lia­bil­i­ties (includ­ing rea­son­able attorney’s fees) aris­ing out of or relat­ing to an entrant’s par­tic­i­pa­tion in this give­away and/or entrant’s accep­tance, use or mis­use of prize, includ­ing, with­out lim­i­ta­tion, lia­bil­ity for per­sonal injury, dam­age, or loss. The Released Par­ties make no war­ranties, and hereby dis­claims any and all war­ranties, express or implied, con­cern­ing any prize fur­nished in con­nec­tion with the give­away. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, SUCH PRIZES AREPROVIDEDAS ISWITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND THE RELEASED PARTIES HEREBY DISCLAIM ALLSUCH WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANT ABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND/OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.

    Dis­clo­sure: I am being compensated for my participation. All prize ful­fill­ment is the respon­si­bil­ity of the sponsor.

    RSVP Below!!!

    Nos vemos alli!!
    See y'all there!!!