June 24, 2016

Culturally Quirky Tallahassee, Day 2 #BBTallysItUp #iHeartTally

"Culturally Quirky" Tallahassee tour gracias a Visit Tallahassee .
Opinions and felicidad are Babushka's.

Tallahassee Florida Frank Lloyd WRight Salmon FAMU UptownCafe KoolBeanz

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!!

This is Dia 2 of BB's Tally Staycation, and como BB said in the first post, according to the itinerary, today we were gonna see " Architecture and Archives,History of Florida and History of Craft Beer,Beanz for Lunch,with an Illuminating Dinner and then ending the noche by a Campfire Cantando the Blues. Sounds super interesante right? Pero first, BREAKFAST!! 

Now, Babushka has lived in N.Florida for almost 10 years and though the reputation of the eatery was local legend, BB hadn't stopped by. Oh the missed delicacies!! And Babushka's not being Cuban here, there's no exageracion when she says this about the Uptown Cafe.  Family owned and run for 30 years it's deserving of all the accolades. Bueno, don't think you could stay in business so long if it wasn't so verdad? Starting from the unassuming locale, decor, staff and owner Fred Tedio, era un encanto total.  

Tallahassee Florida Uptown Cafe Smoked Salmon

Y si, that's Salmon. 
Cooked Fresh there, shipped anywhere and everywhere; it truly is as fresh and delicioso as it seems.  

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Here you can see BB's Corned Beef plate and the Banana Bread French toast Fred had talked about.  Quee??  You wonder if this Vieja Adventurer cleaned her plate?  JU SO FONII!! This was just our first stop to a full day of Tally; extra nourishment was needed. Por supuesto que si! Besides, it was just too delicioso and BB's a bit glotona.

Breathing heavily because we all ate to full capacity, we arrived to our next stop. A little known spot that's a little hidden away, we took a Tour of Spring House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Si, ESE, THE Frank Lloyd Wright; Spring House is the only private residence designed by him built in Florida.

Our tour guide, the absolutely delightful Byrd Lewis Mashburn was one of the original inhabitants of the house.  A little sampling of her knowledge and hospitality-

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Public tours are given the 2nd Sunday of every month.

WELL worth the viaje and visit Beautifuls.

Tour of Spring House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright
3117 Okeeheepkee Road, (850) 321-6417
Feibu: Spring House Institute

In Tallahassee we are proud to be the home of the  Meek-Eaton Black Archives at Florida A&M University .  Founded in 1976, it has become a state,national and international research center for studies pertaining to African-American culture and history.

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Gracias to the wonderful graduate student tour guide, Tayrone and Dr. Nashid Madyun, we were shown the interesting exhibits and artifacts contained in the archives. Here you will find the good, the bad, and the ugly of the African-American experience. But mostly the maravilloso contributions, in many areas- sciences, arts, religion, politics, and the pride to maintain their own identity, as is heard in this little recording Babushka was able to make...

Loved the campus and hope mi nieto El Dr. continues wanting to learn more about his black identity and wanting to be an engineer, both things he can definitivamente learn if he attends this great institution.

 Meek-Eaton Black Archives at Florida A&M University
 445 Gamble Street, (850) 599-3020

 Feibu: Meek-Eaton Black Archives
Tweety: @FAMU_1887

It was now well after 1230 and time to have Beanz for almuerzo.  

Tallahassee Florida Kool Beanz Cafe Electic Electric

BB has passed by here  many times and was thrilled to see it was as electic/electric as it seemed from the outside.  It has a covered outdoor terrace and indoor dining also, walls covered with works of local artists.  Naturally we were still semi-full from breakfast, pero when we saw the original platos... some room was found to try them.

Tallahassee Florida Kool Beanz Cafe Electic Electric Lunch

and although it seemed imposible to try more...

Tallahassee Florida Kool Beanz Cafe Electic Electric Desserts

It was imposible to say no...

Ahora, don't be disappointed if the menu isn't exactly as the one you see aqui.  Just as they use local artists for their decor, they use local farmers for their dining y desserts. As BB said before, it lives up to the reputation of being electic/electric.

Kool Beanz Cafe
921 Thomasville Road, 
(850) 224-2466

There was no way to take another step; Babushka had to take a siesta.
Until they told her where the next stop was, what part of the History of Florida we were going to see.

Pero that will be pa' la proxima, for the next post.
Just writing about all this has Babushka bushed, y today, BB can take that siesta.

; )


June 22, 2016

Adventures in Babysitting 2016 - A la @Disney DVD #Giveaway

This review & sorteo via +Allied Hispanic who gave BB an #AdventuresInBabysitting DVD to facilitate this post. 
Ahora si, como siempre, the opinions are all Babushka's.

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!!

If you're around Babushka's age, or a lover of movies from the '80s you'll recognize the title "Adventures in Babysitting".  Ahora, would BB call this a remake?  JU SO FONII!!!  Although the premise es igual and there's even a nod to the great "you gotta sing the blues" scene, this version is totally 2016 and all the way Disney Channel.  Highlighting the newest generation of Disney stars, fans of these actors are gonna be very feliz.

 "Adventures in Babysitting," inspired by the hugely popular 1980s film of the same name, is an upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie starring Sabrina Carpenter (of Disney Channel's hit comedy series "Girl Meets World") and Sofia Carson (of the hit Disney Channel Original Movie "Descendants").  In "Adventures in Babysitting," a dull evening for two competing babysitters, Jenny (Sabrina Carpenter) and Lola (Sofia Carson), turns into an adventure in the big city as they hunt for one of the kids who somehow snuck away.

You're smiling verdad?  Well here's something more to smile about.
One of BB's Beautifuls is going to win this DVD!!

Viene with a frame and babysitter info magnet!

Gracias to BB's friends at +ALLIEDHISPANIC Babushka has this DVD to give you.
Y because Babushka sabe that babysitting isn't easy, she's gonna make the concurso short and sweet, it'll just run 'till the 30th, soooooo...


Good luck Beautifuls!!


Oh, in case you're wondering si BB knows algo about Aventuras w/ children


June 17, 2016

ESOOO!!! @Starbucks $100 Gift Card #Giveaway .

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HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!!

A giveaway for $100 at Starbucks. Need BB say more??

Prize: $100 Starbucks Gift Card
Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck! (Please email becky@ohmygoshbeck.com with any questions.) 
Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 6/30 and is open worldwide. Winner will be notified via email.
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Buena Suerte Beautifuls!

And if y'all think Babushka isn't entering this one...



June 16, 2016

Raindrop Essential Oil Diffuser by @OrganicAromas #Giveaway


HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!!

Don't know about y'all, pero 2016 is going way too fast for Babushka.  Sometimes BB just wants to runaway to some tropical setting or a mountain top.  Quee??? JU SO FONII!!! No, unfortunately right now those options aren't available ahora mismo, but we can do the next best thing.  Surround ourselves with things that make us mentally go to places.  Pictures, music, foods, and especially smells.  Can't you just smell that tropical wind??  Bueno, with an oil diffuser you'll be able to do that and so much more!  So, read about the giveaway and enter into your paradise...

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Activity Sheets, Memory Game & Coloring Pages de #FindingDory

From las oficinas de Disney, for all of us to enjoy.

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!!!

As promised in the last post, some fun y cute cositas from the +DisneyPixar pelicula #FindingDory.

And there you have it Beautifuls.  Almost as fun as the movie.


; ) 

Like FINDING DORY on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PixarFindingDory

Follow FINDING DORY on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FindingDory

Follow Disney/Pixar on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/PixarFindingDory/

Follow Disney Studios on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/disneystudios/finding-dory/

Visit Disney/Pixar on Tumblr: http://disneypixar.tumblr.com

Visit the official FINDING DORY website here: https://disney.com/findingdory

FINDING DORY swims in theatres everywhere on June 17th!


June 15, 2016

Dr. J is #FindingDory BUENISIMO!!!

In exchange for a review, Allied Hispanic gave BB 4 tickets to see #FindingDory .  Babushka being no dummy,of course said  SI!! Lo siguiente are opinions of BB & her familia. Especially The Grands.

Finding Dory

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!!!

12 years ago we enjoyed meeting this bella blue fish.  
A little refresher- in case your memoria is in need of it too...

My eldest nieto, El Dr. needed no refresher. Finding Nemo was the first animated pelicula he fell in love with, and his favorite character was Dory.  Being a great big brother, as soon as he heard Disney had made Finding Dory he knew he wanted his little brother, Dr. J to see it; at 18 months he was the same age as El Dr. when he became mesmerized by the story of the sea and its creatures.

Now, being famila of BB, they were running Cubantime and arrived late to the theater- well, right as the movie started, so they couldn't take the usual premovie pics, but Babushka not get their review?  JU SO FONII!!!

Ohhhh.... that last line was a big clue wasn't it??

Disney•Pixar's “Finding Dory” reunites everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang, Dory, with her friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale?

BB knows you'll love #FindingDory just as much as mis nietos, and in the next post will share some activity sheets and coloring pages y otras cosas cutisimas de Dory y sus amigos.

Pero ahora, some links so you can start enjoying Dory now-

Instagram: https://instagram.com/PixarFindingDory
Hashtag: #HaveYouSeenHer

See you at the teatro Beautifuls!!


Bring your trusas, it's the #FindingDory TWEETY FIESTA!!


Sorry Beautifuls. The #FindingDory TWEETY FIESTA had to be cancelled.  
We kept trying to contact La Guest of Honor, pero...

About Finding Dory

Disney•Pixar's “Finding Dory” welcomes back to the big screen everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang Dory (voice of Ellen DeGeneres), who’s living happily in the reef with Marlin (voice of Albert Brooks) and Nemo (voice of Hayden Rolence). When Dory suddenly remembers that she has a family out there who may be looking for her, the trio takes off on a life-changing adventure across the ocean to California’s prestigious Marine Life Institute, a rehabilitation center and aquarium. In an effort to find her mom (voice of Diane Keaton) and dad (voice of Eugene Levy), Dory enlists the help of three of the MLI’s most intriguing residents: Hank (voice of Ed O’Neill), a cantankerous octopus who frequently gives employees the slip; Bailey (voice of Ty Burrell), a beluga whale who is convinced his biological sonar skills are on the fritz; and Destiny (voice of Kaitlin Olson), a nearsighted whale shark. Deftly navigating the complex inner workings of the MLI, Dory and her friends discover the magic within their flaws, friendships and family.

Directed by Andrew Stanton (“Finding Nemo,” “WALL•E”), co-directed by Angus MacLane (“Toy Story OF TERROR!”), and produced by Lindsey Collins (co-producer “WALL•E”), Disney•Pixar's “Finding Dory” swims into theaters June 17, 2016.

For more information, like on Feibu, https://www.facebook.com/PixarFindingDory
Tweety: https://twitter.com/findingdory  Instagram: https://instagram.com/DisneyPixar

  • Dory—with more than 25 million—is the most liked individual character from a Disney or Disney•Pixar film.

  • Most probably forgot all about the fiesta...

    and is heading straight to a theater to see #FindingDory -starting this Friday, June 17, 2016.

    Nos vemos there Beautifuls.


    June 14, 2016

    BB Blabs 'Bout 'Buela - Show 4 @Carla_Curiel Creator of @MundoLanugo

    BB Blabs 'Bout 'Buela Show 4 Carla Curiel Mundo Lanugo_Grandparents_Bilingual_earlyed

    HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!!

    Show 4 of BB Blabs was a little bit different this time; the guest being interviewed isn't an abuela.
    Pero she invented one of the most charming Grandmothers Babushka has ever met- Doña Antigua.

    La Doña is grandmother to Gloria, a personal friend of BB's, por largo rato.

    Mundo Lanugo Bilingual Biculture Children Spanish Culture Animation Apps

    Years of Amor & Amistad.

    Babushka had to ask Carla what prompted her to add La Doña to the Mundo Lanugo Lineup; what did she see the role of Grandparents being? Inspired como siempre, she touched on families where grandparents are raising their grandchildren (as is the case con Gloria), the different types of abuelas- the ones who were "AbuelaMoms" and the "AbuelaParty". Y si, BB es de the latter.  Pero in whichever group the grandparent is, they are definitely an important and intricate part of la familia.

    To hear the full interview, please click here:

    And here, our true guest of honor esta noche-  Doña Antigua.

    She has so much in common with Babushka! 
    El baile, the way she sings. Quee??  JU SO FONII!!  
    Ok, BB doesn't clean, but besides that the similarities are astounding!  

    Tambien astounding are the wonderful productos, sites & youtubes of Mundo Lanugo.

    So Beautifuls, this BB Blabs y grandma was diferente -
    but then again, if you've been following BB,
    a different kinda grandma is something you're used to.

    ; )

    Babushka Besos a todos. Cuidensen.

    Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mundolanugo.mundolanugo
    App Store:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mundo-lanugo-juega-y-aprende/id1017007295

    P.S.  The award winning book -


    June 13, 2016

    Dear Baby.I'm Sorry. Summer Wine Tumbler Giveaway (Because Mom Needs a Sippy Cup Too)

    Babushka received an email asking to share this new libro.  Once the premise was read, the days The Trio were toddlers, and then the ::shudder:: PUBERTY years did a quick flashback. BB knew the truth was being told here.

    Dear Baby I'm Sorry - Humor Parenting Fails

    HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!!

    Parenting, siendo padres... it's never ending.  NEVER ending.
    So, like all things in la vida, Babushka wants you to take it easy and find the humor in it.
    Parece que the writer of this pitch and this libro do just that.

    Hi Bohemian Babushka,
    Summer is finally here! Which means your kids will be around ALL THE TIME.
    Get through those long summer days with some laughs from Dear Baby: I’m Sorry… Apologies for Life’s Little Parenting Fails, a new book featuring captioned photos that hilariously narrate the everyday indignities and comic blunders of parenting (and the poor kids who have to put up with them).
    For readers of Sh*tty Mom and I Heart My Little A-Holes, DEAR BABY: I’M SORRY… is a collection of captioned photos that hilariously capture the everyday indignities and less than perfect moments of parenting--and the poor kids who have to put up with us.

    It all started when Sarah Showfety was nursing her infant daughter for what felt like the millionth time and thought, “I wish she’d hurry up and finish so I can have a glass of wine!”

    Dear Baby I'm sorry - Humor Parenting
    Di la verdad. Who hasn't thought this??

    It was a relief to laugh at the ridiculous thought after months of living in a mostly humorless, post-baby bubble. She quickly felt the need to apologize to her baby, which got her thinking about her other sub-par parenting moments that might warrant an apology. It turned out the list was pretty long.

    In addition to being a pro bono toddler personal chef, chaffeur and dry cleaner, Sarah Showfety is a writer whose work has been featured inToday Parents, the Huffington Post, ABC News, Buzzfeed, the New York PostYahoo!, the Daily Mail, and other publications. She has appeared on The DoctorsThe Better Show, and The Lisa Oz Show. She is the creator of the popular blog Dear Baby XO and the humorous web series Pregnancy 411: Stuff You Need to Know if You Have a Fetus.

    In honor of author Sarah Showfety’s “aha” moment – thinking to herself while she nursed her infant daughter for what felt like the millionth time, “I wish she’d hurry up and finish so I can have a glass of wine,” Sourcebooks is offering a summer Dear Baby: I’m Sorry…wine tumbler cup giveaway!

    Buena Suerte Beautifuls!!

    Y remember, everytime you think parenting is pushing you over the edge,
    just raise your head and voice to the heavens and say-

    JU SO FONII!!!

    June 08, 2016

    Culturally Quirky Tallahassee, Pa' Summer y Siempre! #BBTallysItUp #iHeartTally

    Gracias to Visit Tallahassee for inviting BB to be part of their "Culturally Quirky" Tallahassee tour.
    Opinions and good times are Babushka's.  

    Planning your summer vacation? Why not plan a visit to Tallahassee, Florida? Ok, verdad. When most people think of Tallahassee they think Universities and Legislatures. Y si, we definitivamente have that, but we're also very interesting y Culturally Quirky. Quee?  JU SO FONII!!! No, not because Babushka lives near, but because there are so many facets to the town even BB didn't know of. Gracias to the Beautifuls of Visit Tallahassee she got to conocer more of the city she loves.

    DAY 1

    Bueno, you know Babushka, running Cubantime.  Missed the first part of the "Culturally Quirky" tour, which BB heard was an increible view of downtown atop of Level 8 Lounge at Hotel Duval and then an increible dinner at Nefetari's Fine Cuisine and Spirits  .  Pero you know BB, increible would have been her being on time...

    And although BB misssed the other maravillas, isn't this outside illumination just maravilloso??
    The Fourpoints by Sheraton Downtown Tallahasse. 

    The inside wasn't too shabby either.

    Fourpoints by Sheraton Downtown Tallahassee Florida

    Todo esto pa' Babushka. Vieron el view Beautifuls?  Vieron the welcome bucket? 

    #iHeartTally Culturally Quirky Tour Welcome Basket Tallahassee Florida

    Brochures of places we'll see, selfie stick, agua, and porque they know BB so well, Snacks.

    Pero that was for mañana, and according to the itinerary, mañana was going to be a full day. 

     Architecture and Archives, History of Florida and History of Craft Beer, Beanz for Lunch with an Illuminating Dinner, and then ending the noche by a Campfire Cantando the Blues.  

    To make sure we were well fueled for such a busy dia, Visit Tallahasse was going to take us to a local Tally Treasure loved for 30 years.  Well known for their breakfasts, BB was already thinking about their menu.  

    So Babushka made sure to go right to la cama.

    Porque for that she wasn't going to be running Cubantime.

    ; )


    P.S. This is part 1 of a 3 post (min.) because times in Tally son Tremendo!!!