July 27, 2016

Caregiving is Completo con Sam's Club #MyCaregivingStory

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La Tata GreatGreatGrandmother Caregiving
La Tata, Babushka’s 94 year old grandmother.
She took care of us for so many years, it’s only fitting that we now have the bendicion of doing the same.

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“Nothing easy about getting older, and it’s even harder being old.”

This is a quote my grandmother would say, and knowing the life she has lead, BB believes it.  We all have had our trying moments, and we all know getting old is a privilege not all have, but it’s also a challenge to have all our needs met when we can no longer do it for ourselves.

When in Miami, Babushka would stay with La Tata. BB would always be sure La Tata was taken care of Mind, Body, Soul. A checklist with these headings as guidelines was used.

  • Mind- daily card game, word search, conversation for at least 30 mins.
  • Body- the menu of the day, since some days she didn't feel much like eating, always had fruits and a liquid meal replacement on hand.
  • Soul- devotional readings, audio, and phone calls with the great-great grandchildren. Also, fresh flowers and plants helped her spirits.

It was nice to take her out and break up the daily routine. Unfortunately, because she would tire easily, we'd have to restrict our outings, but one of her favorite places to go to was Sam's Club. There we could get all we needed and many services too. PLUS she loves their pizza and would make sure we’d go around lunchtime. Every single time.

Sams Club Drs  Collage  caregiving

Part of La Tata’s frustration with aging was the incontinence and how it curbed her social life and outings. Fortunately she found the products which gave her back some of that freedom.

Grandmother Caregiving Mobility

And of course that brightened all our lives immensely.

Sam's Club Caregiving Member's Mark CollectiveBias

She especially likes Member’s Mark products, both the items AND the prices are BUENISIMO!!
We always have such a good time at Sam’s Club.
Tienen de todo- they’ve got everything.
And as La Tata says,             
GreatGreat Grandmother buying out the house!
“Bueno, Bonito y Barato let’s me buy more!”

La Tata GreatGreatGrandmother 5 generations
Porque she’s got lots of loved ones she loves buying for!
La Tata  GreatGreatGrandmother
Y si, things for herself too!  La Tata not care about her looks?
Ahora mismo, she’s recuperating from a broken hip bone, but we expect to take her again on outings soon.

La Tata is looking forward to visiting Sam’s club to save some money, spoil some children, eat some pizza and zip down those aisles in her electric cart yelling, “Aqui viene Fangio!” She may have lost some of her mobility, but her tastes, wit and preferences haven’t changed a bit.

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Sam’s Club offers caregiving services, like health screenings and prescription refills, along with their own brand of health-related products. The Member's Mark Maximum Long Pads are perfect for LaTata. This way she can confidently take trips out of the house without having to worry about any incontinence issues. We also grabbed a bottle of Member’s Mark Hand Sanitizer to keep LaTata safer from germs and bacteria.

Besides the wonderful products and precios, Sam’s Club has their own Family Caregiving Site which helps caregivers tend to their loved ones,

Makes BB feel good to know there are people and places that understand what caregiving is. And for all caregivers out there, know that you are appreciated,
just as we appreciate those that cared for us.


July 26, 2016

Curious about #CuriousGeorge ? Meet His Creators,the Reys'-From Nazi Escape to New Hampshire US and Worldwide Amor. #monkeybusiness

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Por supuesto and of course we all know and love that monito who gets into everything, Curious George. But did you know that his creators have gotten into quite a few things themselves? 

 Husband and wife, Hans and Margret Rey, "from their escape from Paris on handcrafted bicycles hours before the Nazis seized the city, to the impact they had on the lives of children growing up in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire" have a tale just as exciting and enchanting as any of their Curious George books. Betcha didn't know that verdad? BB didn't either and was very happy and almost as curious as George when the makers of the documentary MONKEY BUSINESS: The Adventures of George’s Curious Creators, contacted Babushka. This is the email received:

About The Film:

"We are excited to announce that the world’s favorite curious monkey is celebrating his 75th birthday this year! Since the first Curious George book was published in 1941, the stories of the adventurous little monkey have sold over 75 million copies in more than 20 languages. However, the story of George’s creators is much less known. MONKEY BUSINESS: The Adventures of George’s Curious Creators explores the extraordinary lives of husband and wife Hans and Margret Rey, from their escape from Paris on handcrafted bicycles hours before the Nazis seized the city, to the impact they had on the lives of children growing up in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire.  Han’s and Margaret's experiences, creative spirit and resilient attitude sparked the iconic children’s character beloved by the world.

Despite the occasionally heavy subject matter, we aim to tell the  Reys’ story with a whimsical, optimistic approach. The documentary in its entirety is intended to evoke the feeling of reading a Curious George book. The film is brought to life through archival material and animated sequences, using audio and video recordings of Hans and Margret, including interviews from those who knew the Reys well.

Production of the documentary is close to completion and will be submitted to festivals, but we need your help! In order to share this film with as many people possible, we are launching a Kickstarter campaign on July 26, with the goal of reaching $175,000 for production & distribution purposes. We would love it if you would feature our Kickstarter on your blog."

How could Babushka say no?? In BB's Bunch there are 5 generations of George Lovers, with Dr. J being the latest aficionado. To show amor and gratitude to George's creators seems the least one could do.

Curious George Documentary Kickstarter:

Some of the lovely "Gracias" items from the kickstarter

Looking forward to learning more about the Reys' and BB knows her Beautifuls join in that sentiment.

Porque honestly, don't we ALL have a little Curious George in us?


P.S.  Babushka's Baile will be in the film's credits. Que?? BB pass up a chance to be in a pelicula?

July 20, 2016

Talking Tom TWEETY FIESTA!!! #TomGoldRun


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El Gato is out of the bag and BB's ready to party con el!

Join Bloggin Mamas & Talking Tom as we host the #TomGoldRun Twit­ter Party on Thursday, 7–21-16 at 9p EST/6pm PST! We’ll be chatting about the new Talking Tom Gold Run App.

Date: Thursday, July 21st, 2016

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

Hash­tag: #TomGoldRun

Pre­sented by: @TalkingTomCat and @BlogginMamas

Sponsored by: @Outfit7

Mod­er­a­tors: Eng­lish– @HeLoEnterprises Span­ish– @BBabushka

Co-Hosts: @EnzasBargains @HaveSippy @BabySavers @DonnaHup @MamasMission

Panelists: @CoolChillMom @MommyPowers

About the App

Outfit7, the entertainment company behind the hugely successful Talking Tom and Friends franchise breaks ground today on two fronts: surpassing the 4.5 billion download mark, making it one of the most downloaded app franchises worldwide, and launching Talking Tom Gold Run. Outfit7’s new “go for the gold” game immerses players in a way that goes above and beyond the routine of a runner mechanic game, giving players a reason to run. Stunning graphics and intricately designed worlds, boosters, and incentives let players experience an ongoing story through the eyes of Talking Tom and the gang.


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

Grand Prize

One (1) iPad Air with preloaded Talking Tom and Friends apps (value $399.00)

First Prize

One (1) voucher for Talking Tom and Friends online store in the amount of $75.00 (value $75.00)


Three (3) vouchers for Talking Tom and Friends online store in the amount of $25.00 (value $25.00 each)

RSVP Prize

One (1) voucher for Talking Tom and Friends online store in the amount of $50.00 (value $50.00)

RSVP Below!!



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Almost schooltime again, can you believe it?? And whether you have someone going to escuela o no, who couldn't use an extra $100???  Por eso BB joined these Bellas in this giveaway.  Read on.

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July 18, 2016

Christmas in July a la BB. Mixing Cultures #mixinmoments !

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All opinions are Babushka’s alone. #mixinmoments #CollectiveBias


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Cuando Babushka first heard of “Christmas in July” she thought it was the coolest thing ever!!  Y si, pun intended.  Why not cool off in summer and share gifts and good feelings mid year?? And what better way is there to cool off than with ice cream, and what is better at giving good feelings than baked goods-especialmente cookies y brownies!! Felizmente BB knew just where to get the mixes for those cookies y brownies, y pa' ya fui.

Walmart Nestle Tollhouse Baking Mix Cookies Brownies Butterfinger Chocolate Morsels

Being raised in Miami, by Cuban parents, our Christmases and Julys were usually very warm and tropical, so BB just had to combine both cultures, good 1st Generation CubanAmerican that she is. Therefore, Babushka’s contribution to this occasion is an ice cream cake, with brownies,cookie, and mango filling. BB feels the love and sees your smiles from here.

IceCream Cake a la BB Ingredients Nestle Tollhouse Baking Mix Mango

Ahora, like all good comida, the base has to be good, por lo tanto, non other than NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Mix for BB. Porque you can’t beat the classics, but you can sure put a twist on them, and that’s exactamente what they did with these new desserts. So, considerando they’ve been doing the baking biz for 75 años, Babushka used their mix and expertise to help her make this twist on a classic too.

Ellos tienen 4 excelente mixes-

This is a 3 step ice cream cake with cookies, brownies, ice cream, mangoes y whipped cream.  The two mixes used were Nestle® TollHouse® Cookies & More w/Butterfingers and Brownies & More with chocolate Morsels. Y creame when BB says it took all her willpower not to eat the mix ins straight from the caja!!

Nestle Tollhouse Baking Mix Butterfinger Cookies Brownies

Box of Brownies 
Box of Cookies
Ice Cream -Softened
Whipped Cream

Exact measurements? Now you know BB's a Cuban Grandmother so everything is "a la vista", pero appxs. Have been added in the steps.

Step 1- make the brownies and cookies. Cut the brownies in half/thin and crumble cookies.

Nestle Tollhouse Baking Mix  Brownies with chocolate morsels

Step 2- start layering the different ingredients.

Nestle Tollhouse Baking Mix Cookies Brownie Icecream cake

Here BB took a brownie half then put appx 1/2 cup softened icecream then a crumbled cookie for each layer. The middle layer was enhanced with one mango slice cut into thirds. 

Make sure the bottom and top brownie layer are the flat halves of the brownies you made. Babushka used an 8x8 baking pan and from that made 3 individual ice cream cakes from 2 brownies that were sliced halfway, making it a 3 level cake. Had two levels of vanilla and one of chocolate. Also, to keep the layers together, a mini loaf pan lined with aluminum foil was used- it helps maintain the form as well as giving space to add more ice cream to the sides. You now put the cake into the freezer until it is completely frozen.

Step 3- Add whip cream around cake and decorate!!

Nestle Tollhouse Baking Mix Brownies Cookies Ice Cream Cake

And the final nota?

If you think there were any leftovers.

Para more maravillas made with the #mixinmoments, visit the coleccion of mis amigas blogueras
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May your Crisma in Julio keep you Cool y Contentas.


July 13, 2016

Culturally Quirky #Tallahassee Tour #BBTallysItUp #iHeartTally Day 3

This tour was sponsored by +visittally . Opinions and totally great time are all BB's.

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So another full day of activities were planned for us, and Babushka's beginning to understand why she so loves living UpNorthInTheSouth.  They eat as much as Cubanos!!  Es mas, I'd say for breakfast they even beat us.  De veras.  Don't think that's possible?  Look at this menu- a whole side dedicated to desayuno. AND ALL OF IT GOOD!!!  No wonder they have more than one location.

Canopy Road Restaurant Tallahassee Florida Breakfast Chicken and Waffles

Si, Babushka tried all those pictured and gives them a definite ESO!!!

Canopy Road Cafe
2202 NE Capital Circle

Those gals at Visit Tallahassee know their stuff, 'cause we wuz stuffed. 
Felizmente our next stop had us on our feet digesting art and the hearty breakfast.

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One of the treasures of Tallahassee, The LeMoyne Center for Visual Arts was founded in 1963 to be a gallery of fine arts and to be a place for art education activities in North Florida.  Turns out, it's one of the top 100 art festivals in the nation! Housed in an 1854 Antebellum home, it houses a gallery, sculpture garden, and year long art classes.  PLUS members of BB's beloved TWAM have portrayed Jacques LeMoyne, the artist the center is named after. On the day we visited we enjoyed the "Side By Side" exhibit by Debby and Randy Brienen.

Listen to museum Director Ann Kozeliski as she shares the history and the current activities the center has, and how it's goal is "to get art into the hands of the people". The growing popularity and fama LeMoyne is having attests that they're doing it right!

Recognize the place in the painting?  Wakulla Spgs Lodge, de BB's home town.

And then Beautifuls, then came THIS.

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That was Babushka's reaction when they said we were going to go on a Segway.
 To which BB said, "No way!"

Pero you know that's blah,blah, because Babushka will try anything once, twice to make sure...
but a little convincing did have to happen...

Some instruction via Tim Nettles, owner of
Tallahassee Segway Tours gives a demo to calm our nerves.  The plan was to start at Cascades Park, then go to the Smokey Hollow Commemoration.

So... Did BB actually learn to ride a Segway??

Not only did she ride it Beautifuls, but was zipping all through Tallahassee turning heads!  This was one of the best tours, because not only did we see sights, we were quite the sight ourselves.  We covered a lot of ground in an hour. The Capitol, Railroad Square, College Town, and many other points of interest, all with fascinating facts shared by third generation Tallahassee Tim.  

Though it isn't strenuous, Babushka will stress that it's strictly a straight standing stance and you will feel it once you dismount. Would BB ride a Segway again?  JU SO FONII!!!  She's looking forward to it and is even organizing a publicity tour for TWAM on Segways.  They're fun, "get you around town" attention getters that everyone should try at least once.

Tallahassee Segway Tours
1500 S. Monroe St  (850) 385-6376
Feibu: Tallahassee Segway Tours

And here Beautifuls, BB will rest this post, y como day 2, divide Dia 3 into two parts.
 Porque 12+ hours makes for an eventful day, but too long a blogpost. 

; )

Until Part 2,


 #BBTallysItUp Feibu Photo Album

July 11, 2016

BB Twofer- @Drop_price & $150 @Target #Giveaway !!


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A BB Twofer that is sure to please. You have the power to lower the prices and also a chance to win a $150 Target GC. Babushka can hear those "ESO"s from here!  So, let's get on with the info verdad?

Dropprice is an innovative startup that rewards moms for being social. Essentially, they empower moms to drop prices of kids & baby products with a click. The price continues dropping as more moms click “Drop the price”. Every week new promotions are launched and moms drop prices by sharing them on social media. See the chart below to understand the power moms have and how important it is to share with other moms.


In today’s promotion for the GUND Philbin Bear, it started out at $30.00 and for each mom that clicks, the price drops a bit. The price will continue to drop for each mom that participates.

You can choose to share on social media to get more moms to click “Drop the price”, or you can “Buy Now” at the current price. Keep in mind that when the price gets low, they usually sell out and you will no longer have the chance to buy that item. As an added bonus every item on Dropprice ships for free!

Do you want to give it a try? This is such a fun and exciting way for moms to save lots of money by collaborating with each other. If you would like to have a chance to win a $150 Target gift card, you can experience dropping the price by following the instructions below.

Giveaway: Win a $150 Target Gift Card

All you have to do is help moms drop the price of this GUND Bear and you will be entered to win a $150 Target gift card. Just click “Drop the price” on the entry form below for a chance to win. For even more entries, share it on your social media networks via the entry form — every time one of your friends also clicks to drop the price, you’ll automatically receive additional giveaway entries!

This giveaway ends on 7/26/2016; you must be a US Resident and be 18 years or older to enter. Winners are randomly selected and contacted via email; the winners will be listed at the top of the entry form when the giveaway ends.

Feliz Clicking and Buena Suerte Beautifuls!!

Oh, and if you think BB's letting this one go by,