May 28, 2016

#Capresso #Giveaway Secret Word of the Day Pagina @BBabushka

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!!

Babushka's Baile Secret Word of The Day Page


SUNDAY ~ Polished Stainless Steel

MONDAY ~ Gourmet

TUESDAY ~ Capresso

WEDNESDAY ~ Illuminated Buttons

THURSDAY ~ Overflow Indicator

FRIDAY ~ Delicious

SATURDAY ~ 15 Bar Pump

and in case you want the giveaway link-

Buena Suerte!!

#TMNT2 Bday Giveaway!!

TMNT2 Grandson Being Totally Turtle Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
El Dr. being Totally Turtle.

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!!!

Two weeks ago my adorado grandson, El Dr. , called BB to remind her that his cumpleaños was coming up. He then let it be known that he'd love to go see the newest TMNT movie, TMNT2 Out of the Shadows as his regalo.  Babushka not do all in her power to make that happen?  JU SO FONII!!!

TMNT Miami Screening Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
El Dr. at 1st TMNT Screening

Knowing the screening of the first movie was a happy memory for him, this grandma had to reach out to Paramount to see if they could help me with this wish.  Bueno, she did, and they did. BIG TIME!!


El Dr. and his famlia will be going to the TMNT2 Screening! Y no solamente eso Beautifuls, but one of you will be attending too!!  Wednesday, June 1, 7:30 PM at the AMC Aventura is the screening and AlliedIM will be giving 4 tickets to a Babushka's Baile Miami Reader! They say ask and you shall receive, and BB is soooo happy that he did, she did, and so did you. TMNT2 Turtle Power!!

Buena Suerte Beautifuls, and make sure to wish El Dr. a Happy Cumples when you see him!!


P.S.  Don't forget the #TMNT2 TWEETY FIESTA Babushka will be moderating on Thursday, June 2 at 9:00 pm ET  You can RSVP here:

P.P.S. To hold you over until the movie opens:


May 26, 2016

#TMNT2 TWEETY FIESTA!!! BYOP 6/2/16 at 9pm ET


Join the TMNT 2 Twitter Party 6-2-16 at 9p ET. RSVP

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!!

It's a well known fact that BB's Bunch ♥ the Hermanos Tortugas, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. 
It was a big kick to see the first TMNT pelicula with them, and Babushka's looking forward to seeing the 2nd TMNT movie, pero first, the TWEETY FIESTA!!!

Join Blog­gin Mamas as we host the #TMNT2 Twit­ter Party on Thursday, 6–2–16 at 9p EST/6pm PST! We’ll be chat­ting about the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 movie in theaters on June 3rd!

Date: Thursday, June 2nd, 2016
Time: 9p EST / 6p PST
Hash­tag: #TMNT2
Pre­sented by: @BlogginMamas and @AlliedHispanic
Featuring: @TMNTMovie
Mod­er­a­tors: Eng­lish– @HeLoEnterprises Span­ish– @BBabushka
Co-Hosts: @EnzasBargains, @BabySavers, @HaveSippy, @DonnaHup and @MamasMission
Panelist: @MommyPowers

About Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles : Out of the Shadows

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Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo, and Raphael return to theaters this summer to battle bigger, badder villains, alongside April O’Neil (Megan Fox), Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett), and a newcomer: the hockey-masked vigilante Casey Jones (Stephen Amell). After supervillain Shredder (Brian Tee) escapes custody, he joins forces with mad scientist Baxter Stockman (Tyler Perry) and two dimwitted henchmen, Bebop (Gary Anthony Williams) and Rocksteady (WWE Superstar Stephen “Sheamus” Farrelly), to unleash a diabolical plan to take over the world. As the Turtles prepare to take on Shredder and his new crew, they find themselves facing an even greater evil with similar intentions: the notorious Krang.

May 25, 2016

About the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Toys

To celebrate the release of the new film, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, Playmates and Mega Bloks have created an amazing line of movie toys for Turtles' fans of all ages! You can collect all your favorite Turtles and new characters like Casey Jones, Bebop and Rocksteady, plus recreate your favorite scenes from the film using the new Battle Truck and Lair. Whether you want action figures, role-play sets, vehicles, or construction sets, Playmates and Mega Bloks have you covered when it comes to the new movie. You can find the new movie toys at your favorite retail and online stores now.

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

One (1) prize pack, includ­ing one (1) $25 AMEX gift­card (ARV $25)
One (1) prize pack, includ­ing one (1) $25 AMEX gift­card + one (1) 11" TMNT Assorted Figure (ARV $40)
One (1) prize pack, includ­ing one (1) $50 AMEX gift­card + one (1) 11" TMNT Assorted Figure (ARV $65)

First Prize
One (1) prize pack, includ­ing one (1) $100 AMEX gift­card + one (1) TMNT Battle Truck Toy (ARV$150)

Grand Prize
One (1) prize pack, includ­ing one (1) $100 AMEX gift­card + one (1) 11" TMNT Assorted Figure + one (1) TMNT Lair Hideout Toy (ARV $185)

RSVP Prize
One (1) prize pack, includ­ing one (1) $50 AMEX gift­card (ARV $50)

RSVP Below!!

Rules: Everyone can join the #TMNT2 twitter chat, but only U. S. residents age 18 and over are eligible to enter to win prizes. For complete rules por fa a visitar:

Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored Tweety Fiesta with Bloggin’ Mamas. However, all opinions expressed are Babushka's. BB's receiving compensation for participando en el TMNT2 Tweety Fiesta. The sponsor will be responsible for prize fulfillment. This giveaway is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered, or endorsed by Feibu, Tweety, Googley, Pintrest or any other social media network. 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. Porque BB no quiere Pao Pao.

See 'ya en la Fiesta!!


P.S.  BYOP- Bring Your Own Pizza

May 23, 2016

BB Blabs 'Bout 'Buela- Show 2 w/ @AbuelaDeMiami @Juanis111

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!!!

Show 2 of BB Blabs 'Bout 'Buela just wrapped up, y no por na' but it was BUENISIMO!!!

You know how it is when you get together with friends, the time just goes by bolando.  If you've been reading Babushka's blog you're no stranger to Janie Flores. She's been a member of Bloggin' Mamas for years now. Together we've been to Woman Executive Events, Carnaval Miami, and numerous Ford y Hispanicize events. Pero this was the first time we actually got to have a conversation for more than 15 mins, and if we could have kept going it would have been much longer than the 30 we taped. Especially since it was about our favorite subject, Grandchildren.

Now don't be thinking that's ALL we talked about, los abuelos of today are into many things and can speak and do more than that. Matter of fact, Janie's schedule and interests are impressive - tv production, real estate, organizing empowerment tours to Israel, oh si, the topics were so varied that at times it seemed the shows Grandparent premise was forgotten. JU SO FONII!!! Go ahead and see for yourself how abuelos and their importance is ever present.

BUENISIMO verdad??!!??!! Como abuelos, this is our legacy, to show future generations that advancing age does not equal diminishing worth, one never gives up or stops dreaming.  The lessons of our abuelos are not just part of our past; they also shape our present and future. And BB's still got a lot of shaping to do.

Gracias to Janie for being such a great guest, who will have to visit the show again because you 30 minutes wasn't enough. Es mas, here are her social media info/handles because after you've seen the video, Babushka KNOWS you're gonna want to know more and follow all her projects.




Hope to see you next Sunday at 9:30 pm ET Beautifuls!

BB Blabs 'Bout 'Buela - 
Where Grandparents Gloat & Grandkids Remember

Have a memory you'd like to share? Babushka looks forward to your stories.

Babushka Besos a todos.  Cuidensen

May 19, 2016

A #FamilyTravelChat & Puerto Vallarta #Giveaway 5/19 at 9pm ET


The Summer of Family Travel Giveaway- Win a 4 day/ 3 night stay for 4 to Velas Vallarta- Ends 6-7-16- US 18+

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!!

Another chat and giveaway- pero this time, TOGETHER!!!!!

Come join us tonight as we talk Summer Family Travel and Puerto Vallarta.  Aqui esta la lenguaje oficial:

As the school-year draws to a close, and you begin prepping for your summertime family travel adventures, we wanted to provide you with some resources, information, tips, deals and more with the launch of I Love Family Travel's The Summer of Family Travel series. There will be posts throughout the summer, all focusing on family travel.

To celebrate the launch, we've teamed up with the ILFT crew, Bloggin' Mamas and a whole bunch of traveling bloggers, to bring you a #FamilyTravelChat and a huge Giveaway!

#FamilyTravelChat 5/19

Join us on Twitter Thursday, 5/19/16 at 9p ET as we chat about summer vacation plans and deals, travel gear and more! One random chat participant will win some prizes from AquaVault® and our other sponsors.

Be sure to follow the chat panelists: @ILvFamilyTravel @BlogginMamas @HeLoEnterprises @BBabushka @JenReyneri @sjblahblahblog @CluelessMomma @SarahInTheBurbs @just2sisters2 @ItsFreeAtLast @Playroomreport @LifeWithKathy @traveljenn @seejackierunn @girlrocksosu @acomptonblogs @bottlesbanter @xxplumcrazeexx @localmomscoop @rkthatsjustlife @denisermt @DittlesWorld

To make it nice and easy for you to follow, here's the link to the twitter list with everyone: Now For The Giveaway! 5/17-6/7Velas Vallarta Logo

Velas Vallarta

Does a nice all-inclusive resort stay in sunny Mexico sound good to you? Well, thanks to our sponsor Velas Vallarta, we are giving away a 4 day/ 3 night all-inclusive stay for a family of 4 at their resort in beautiful Puerto Vallarta, valued at $2400!!!!!

Prize: 4 days/3 nights for a family of four in a Family Suite

Accommodations in a 2 Bedroom Family Suite -

All-Inclusive: All-inclusive rates include suite accommodations, a la carte gourmet meals at a variety of specialty restaurants, premium branded beverages, 24-hour in-suite service, fitness center, taxes, gratuity and more. – $2400This is open to US residents, age 18 and older. Entries must be received by June 7th, 2016 at 11:59pm ET. Sponsor responsible for prize fulfillment. Transportation not included. Refer to rafflecopter for terms & conditions.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Dis­clo­sure: Blog­gin’ Mamas is being com­pen­sated for man­ag­ing this give­away, but is not respon­si­ble for prize ful­fill­ment or ship­ment, nei­ther are any of the blog­gers involved in this give­away. This give­away is in no way affil­i­ated, endorsed, or asso­ci­ated with Face­book, Twit­ter, Pin­ter­est, Insta­gram, or any other social media out­let.

And there you have it Beautifuls!!
Good luck, y nos vemos on Tweety!


p.s.  and if you think BB isn't entering this one herself,  


May 17, 2016

#GlucernaHungerSmart Shakes- Keeping Healthy on the Fly.

Babushka has been compensated by Glucerna for this post; however, BB is  sharing her own thoughts. All opinions are Babushka’s. Talk with your health care provider about a diabetes management plan that’s right for you. #GlucernaHungerSmart #CollectiveBias

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!!!

My husband,Sweetie, is pre-diabetic so he watches his diet very carefully. That can be a little tricky to do, especially since he's the type who loves to spend hours outdoors. In the Florida calor, spending hours outside is  sooo not Babushka, so he’s sent off alone with meals and snacks.  The lunches BB packs for him have to be filling, satisfying, and taste good, because he’s already slim and Babushka’s got a reputation to uphold.

While Sweetie gets busy getting his gear together,

glucerna hunger smart shakes diabetes weight management walmart

BB drives over to our local Walmart and buys what are sure things in both the taste and health requirements. We've been reading up on diabetes and the changes one needs to do, but at the same time we also know that if it doesn't have that zing, then it's a zero. Thankfully we found out the following about Glucerna-

Glucerna® Hunger Smart™ Shakes are specially designed for people with diabetes,used under medical supervision. Con 66% less sugars than leading weight loss shakes, they also have 50% more protein, making them a very smart choice to help manage hambre. And the especial,CarbSteady, which allows carbs to be released slowly over time and prevents blood sugar spikes is theirs too.

Glucerna® Hunger Smart™ Shakes come in Chocolate &Vanilla y el chocolate es BUENISIMO!!! Quee?? You thought BB bought that whole 6 pack just for Sweetie and his fishing trip?  


They also have 25 vitaminas and minerals as well as being un excelente source of fiber. Of course this is a good thing, and combined with the added protein it helps manage hunger. A good thing when you're busy, inside or outdoors.

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@BabushkasSweeti working up an appetite

Ahora eso si, there are rules for packing a good lunch and a couple of trucos Babushka has learned along el camino.

1. Know what they like and give it to them. While they're out and about is not a time to experiment.
2. Make sure it'll keep for hours.  If it needs to be cool,  have some frozen bottle waters and/or icepacks ready. BB's preference are the water bottles, they can always drink the melted agua.
3. If it can get squashed,mushed, crushed, put it in a bag by itself- 'cause who needs that extra yuck ?

In Sweetie's case, he prefers to eat things he can eat with one hand;the other is for his fishing rod. He's always ready for that fish's nibble, so he does his nibbling quickly.  Focused in his fun, Sweetie will spend hours pescando, and Babushka's so glad to have found something that'll keep him fuller longer and keep his energy steady.

#GlucernaHungerSmart shakes diabetes and weight management

Y ahora Beautifuls, there's un especial en Walmart of $3 off when you buy 2 Glucerna 6 packs.
Now that's a twofer Babushka can go for. One pack for Sweetie, and one for BB.
If he drinks his fast enough.

; )

Who will you share your 6 pack with??


May 16, 2016

BB Blabs 'Bout 'Buela - Show 1 w/ @FelixMontelara

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HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!

Did you know that originally this blog was supposed to be a radio program?  Babushka's Baile was to be on blogtalk radio... but then BB realized she needed someone to talk to, guests, listeners.  Not that Babushka couldn't talk all by herself for at least 30 minutes, Cubana al fin, but it's more fun with others.  So the show was put on the back burner for awhile, 'till there was more of an audience.  That back burner turned into a slowcooker; it took almost 5 years to come full circle.  And once again, it was thanks to Hispanicize that it came to be.

The true start of Babushka's aventuras were thanks to that fateful time BB approached Maria de los Angeles during a Travel Blogger panel in the 2012 Hispanicize. Because it was asked, the chance taken, the offer to be part of the American Latino Heritage Fund Roadtrip was made. And Babushka's never looked back.

In 2015, another panel was given, tambien en HIspanicize, and this one was on podcasting.  The panel was fascinating, and here was where, Felix Montelara, The Potential Millionaire, became special in Babushka's vida. Aqui lo bautize, The Preacher of Podcasting, porque even as an audience member, Felix was especially informative and entertaining. The memory of BB's original vision returned, pero honestly, it was a bit intimidating this new, technologically heavy world, so although we spoke briefly on the vision, the show estaria cocinanco otro año.

Come 2016, another panel on podcasting at Hispanicize, no denying las ganas, y cuando Felix approached BB, remembering her from the prior year and asking if she had started her broadcast yet, it was taken as a sign.  The audience and following had been made, there were guests who could be invited, it was time to do the show.

"BB's Blab 'Bout 'Buelos",the program where Grandparents Gloat and Grandchildren Remember. A place where we never tire of hearing how precious and precocious son los nietos, and also how precious and dear were your abuelos.  Our first show was on Sunday, and since the S Sisters continue to bless BB, guess who was the first guest?  None other than Mr. Felix Montelara himself!!  

Just as it had happened w/My Capitan Maria, paso con Felix. By Babushka taking the initiative of approaching them, she ended up working with them. BB not follow a dream? JU SO FONII!!! Remember this Beautifuls, take that chance, tu nunca sabes...

Hope to see y'all on the next broadcast.

Babushka Besos a todos.  Cuidensen.

PS Where to follow Felix Montelara:
English Blog
Spanish Blog

May 12, 2016

.@EinsteinBros #TwistNDip Twofer- A definite ESO on every level!!

Einstein Bros. Bagels Logo #TwistNDip

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!

Now you KNOW Babushka’s all about Social Good and Eating good . The new #TwistNDip campaign is exactly what BB loves. So glad they asked Babushka to share with you, porque a better twofer hay que fabricarlo! Now that school is out, esto es Perfecto for the summer breaks and time with The Grands, “Breakfast is fun again this summer with Einstein Bros. Bagels’ fun twist on the classic bagel, the Twist ‘N Dip. “ Not only is it yummy Beautifuls, but you get to win in many ways too!!

· “Between now and July 31, bagel lovers everywhere have permission to play (with their food) to show off their best Twist ‘N Dip moves. Fans are invited to post a photo or video that captures how they Twist N’ Dip on Feibu, Tweety or Instagram using the hashtag #TwistNDip. Einstein Bros. will select weekly winners to receive cool prizes such as Six Flags prize packs, summer swag and even FREE bagels for a year.
Beginning May 5, the all new Twist N’ Dip bagel gives fans a reason to look forward to morning office meetings, an afternoon escape or even the simple joy of a shmear mustache on their kid’s face. The Twist N’ Dip bagel doesn’t just offer a new way to enjoy a bagel, it offers a FUN new way to play with your food!

· Revolutionary perforated plain bagel easy to twist and tear into bite size pieces for dipping into two of Einstein’s 16 flavors of signature schmear.

· For every Twist N’ Dip sold Einstein Bros. Bagels will donate a bagel to someone in need.”

Not only will you be giving someone a bagel everytime you buy uno, but go to for a BOGO coupon! 
 Giving AND getting, ese Karma esta en candela!!

Einstein Bros. Bagels BOGO #TwistNDip

Ahora, you know food isn’t the only thing BB gets The Grands. Quee?? JU SO FONII!!! Ok si, it’s the MAIN thing we do, pero they do like parks and rides too. Felizmente Einstein Bros. have us covered there too!

So, the reaction of El Dr. y La Princesa??

Einstein Bros. #TwistNDip Social Good Grandchildren Miami @BBabushka

jehe  No creo que the gift cards we got to try it out will make it through the summer.

; )

Go to your local Einstein Bros. today Beautifuls.  
Enter the photo contests, feed someone in need, cool off at Six Flags. 
 To BB, you can't ask for a better Summer than that.


May 08, 2016

The Letters - Mother Teresa A Mother's Day #Giveaway

Babushka's teamed up with Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and Bloggin' Mamas for this special Mother's Day giveaway for THE LETTERS that's based on the untold story de Mother Teresa.

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!

Dia de Las Madres, Mother's Day. To honor our mother's and those who have shown motherly love.  Babushka can't think of anyone who did that more than la querida Madre Teresa.  To have dedicated her life to others, purely and with absolute love, the ultimate definition of motherhood.  BB is honored to be part of this giveaway and hopes you are looking forward to learning more about Mother Teresa, her life and her love.  Ahora, the official wording- 

Mother Teresa was a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and she was known around the world as one of the greatest humanitarians of modern times. Her selfless devotion to helping the poor changed hearts, transformed lives and inspired millions throughout the world. Told through a series of personal letters written to her longtime friend and spiritual advisor (Max von Sydow) over a period of the last 40 years of her life, this powerful film is an unforgettable journey of faith, courage and compassion.

THE LETTERS stars the acclaimed four-time BAFTA nominated British Actress Juliet Stevenson as Mother Teresa in a transformational performance that spans over 50 years, Academy Award Nominee Max Van Sydow and Golden Globe winner Rutger Hauer. THE LETTERS is available on DVD and Digital HD as of March 22nd. This film is rated PG.

Connect with THE LETTERS #TheLettersMovie
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Ahora,  the give­away!
Eight lucky winners will receive The Letters DVD, valued at $14.99 each!
Open to US Only, 18+
One entry per house­hold, per IP address
Win­ner will be cho­sen ran­domly by the entry-form, win­ner will have 48 hours to respond before another win­ner is cho­sen
Give­away begins 5/7/2016 at 12:01am ET and ends 5/19/2016 at 11:59pm ET

Dis­clo­sure: Blog­gin’ Mamas is being com­pen­sated for man­ag­ing this give­away, but is not respon­si­ble for prize ful­fill­ment or ship­ment, nei­ther are any of the blog­gers involved in this give­away. This give­away is in no way affil­i­ated, endorsed, or asso­ci­ated with Face­book, Twit­ter, Pin­ter­est, Insta­gram, or any other social media out­let.

Buena Suerte Beautifuls!
Have a Bella Mother's Day.


P.S.  Y si creen que BB isn't entering this one.  

May 06, 2016

$100 iTunes #Giveaway ♫ A BAILAR SE HA DICHO!!♫

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!!

What would you do with a $100 iTunes Gift Card?  Y'all know Babushka would be filling up her dance card, and maybe some movies, and... bueno, mucho!!  Whatever you decide, let BB try to help you win one.  Aqui tienes-

Prize: $100 iTunes Gift Card
Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck! (Please email with any questions.)

Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 5/18 and is open worldwide. Winner will be notified via email.

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Buena Suerte Beautifuls!