November 29, 2016

Sweet Dreams and Gesture by @Carters this #GivingTuesday

Carter's Giving Tuesday Pajama Program

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!

Did you know that today (November 29th) is #GivingTuesday? BB has part­nered with Bloggin' Mamas and Carter’s to pro­mote Giv­ing Tues­day, a pro-social move­ment that encour­ages man­u­fac­tur­ers and oth­er par­tic­i­pants to sup­port char­i­ta­ble giv­ing on the first Tues­day after Thanks­giv­ing. This year marks Carter’s first Pajama Program for Giving Tuesday. For every Carter’s paja­ma pur­chased online today at or at one of Carter’s 650+ retail stores, Carter’s will donate one of America’s favorite jam­mies to chil­dren in need, up to 100,000 pairs.

Sometimes we get so caught up in the living Beautifuls, that we forget the giving.  Since The Trio were little it was a family tradition to give them PJs, and Babushka's not continued la tradicion with The Grands? JU SO FONII!!!  How wonderful that Carter's will be giving pajamas to children who otherwise would go without when a pair is bought during #GivingTuesday.  Talk about a Terrific Twofer!!

With close to 900 styles, including 1-piece, 2-piece, 4-piece, and gown options in cotton, flannel and fleece in sizes newborn to 12 years, parents and gift-givers are sure to find the perfect PJs for the little ones on their holiday gift lists.

La marca Carter's is known for care,comfort and quality.  Please buy a pair (o mas) today and share that calidad with a child who's never had the pleasure of sleeping/playing in pjs by Carter.

Spread The Word!

Give more sweet dreams to children in need and more jammies for every little one today! #carterssweetdreams

Feeling Blessed to dar this #GivingTuesday
Carter's gives, how about you Beautifuls?


Disclosure:Babushka is sharing this as part of a Bloggin' Mamas Social Good campaign. BB's receiving a Carter's gift card as a thank you for supporting this worthy cause. All opinions expressed are my own.

November 28, 2016

The Dream Job of #TheBFG - A #Giveaway of Giant Proportions

+Allied Hispanic graciously sent a digital dvd code of this +Disney pelicula to BB. 
All opinions stated are 100% Babushka. 


HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!

A magical tale enriching our vidas and teatros is now coming to our home screens.  The mundo of humans and giants come together, but who are the real monsters? Can these two grupos ever be friends?  Ya veran.  Let the buena gente de Disney tell it their way...


“The BFG” comes to Digital HD, Blu-ray™ and Disney Movies Anywhere NOV. 29

This magical tale of an extraordinary friendship loaded with exciting extras 
is the perfect gift for the whole family this holiday season!

SYNOPSIS: Disney presents a Roald Dahl classic directed by Steven Spielberg. In an imaginative tale filled with magic, wonder and unexpected friendship, a young girl is launched on an enormous adventure when she crosses paths with a mysterious being called the Big Friendly Giant." 

One of the mysteries was his job. What did #TheBFG do with his time?  Let's just say it inspired Babushka to keep hers colorful and near. Even started a pinterest board about it...

Mas del movie.

"CAST: Mark Rylance as the Big Friendly Giant; newcomer Ruby Barnhill as Sophie, the orphan who befriends him and is swept into a world of rampaging giants; Penelope Wilton as The Queen; Jemaine Clement as Fleshlumpeater, the most fearsome giant from Giant Country; Rebecca Hall as Mary, The Queen’s handmaid; Rafe Spall as Mr. Tibbs, The Queen’s butler; and Bill Hader as Bloodbottler, another unruly giant from Giant Country.

RELEASE DATE: November 29, 2016

PRODUCTS: Digital HD/SD, Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy), Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and Video On-Demand SD/HD

Bringing “The BFG” to Life – Ruby Barnhill (Sophie) hosts a phizz-whizzing journey through the making of “The BFG.” This behind-the-scenes documentary details the film’s progression through interviews with Roald Dahl’s daughter Lucy Dahl, screenwriter Melissa Mathison, executive producers Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Kristie Macosko Krieger, and numerous members of the talented cast and crew. 

The Big Friendly Giant and Me – Sophie wasn’t the first “bean” in Giant Country—many illustrations were created as if drawn by a little boy who was there long before Sophie.  This charming, in-world short will bring the drawings to life with animation and narration, recounting the friendship and the dreams shared between the boy and the Big Friendly Giant.

Gobblefunk:  The Wonderful Words of The BFG – A whoopsey-splunkers tutorial on the meaning of the gloriumptious gobblefunk in “The BFG.” 

Giants 101 – Jemaine Clement (Fleshlumpeater) and Bill Hader (Bloodbottler) introduce us to the loathsome giants in “The BFG,” along with movement choreographer/motion capture performer Terry Notary, who collaborated with the actors and Director Steven Spielberg prior to filming to develop their movements and character traits. 

Melissa Mathison: A Tribute – An homage to Melissa Mathison, the extraordinary, Oscar®-nominated screenwriter of “The BFG” and “E.T.,” whose talent and heart were as immense as the giants in “The BFG.”

John Williams: Scoring A Dream – A journey through the film’s concept art and memorable moments, interwoven with the sights and sounds of legendary composer John William’s scoring session.
Gobblefunk: The Wonderful Words of The BFG and Melissa Mathison: A Tribute

RUN TIME: Approximately 117 minutes

RATING: PG in U.S., PG in CE, and G in CF 

ASPECT RATIO: Blu-ray Feature Film = 1080p High Definition / Widescreen 2.39:1
DVD Feature Film = Widescreen 2.39:1

AUDIO:                   Blu-ray = English 7.1 DTS-HDMA & 2.0 Descriptive Audio, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks
DVD = English, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio

LANGUAGES & Blu-ray = English SDH, Spanish and French
SUBTITLES: DVD = English SDH, Spanish and French "

A clasico come to life, and now you have a chance to ganarlo. Kidding? JU SO FONII!!! Por supuesto this classic must offer a classic. Gracias a mis amigos at Allied Hispanic, one of you Beautifuls will be enjoying this in your very own casita. Or phone, or computadora... a digital dvd copy of The BFG will be sent to the winner.

Buena Suerte Beautifuls! Y pa' las que no pueden esperar, the pelicula is in stores on November 29
and here is where you can enjoy more about it on the web.



November 26, 2016

Quarters in Crawfordville Go A Long Way!! #Charity #SmallBiz #ShopSmall


HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!

Hoping everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with mucho to be grateful for. Babushka por her parte added my community of Crawfordville in her lista of blessings y bendiciones.  This isn’t the first time BB’s written about the generous souls here, but it’s been awhile and this event was special in sooo many niveles that it’s más que worthy of a post. Not only is it a novel idea, but tambien it’s the kinda twofer Babushka loves- shopping while giving back. Now you know that deserves a great big ESO!!I So what exactly was the novelty? A “Quarter Auction” for charity. Not sound like mucho verdad? Bueno Beautifuls, you’d be surprised how it adds up. A quick explanation.

“Guests purchase one ($2) or more ($1) bidding paddles when they arrive. They spend time visiting the vendor booths, networking, shopping for holiday gifts, enjoying snacks, registering for door prizes, and having fun. When the auction starts, vendors take turns introducing their businesses and showing their auction items up for bid. The vendor tells the audience how many quarters it takes to bid for each paddle held up, in the amount of 1 – 4 quarters. If they choose to bid on that item, guests and vendors drop their quarters in the bucket and hold up their numbered paddles. If the number drawn matches the number of an auction paddle being held up, that person wins that auction item. It is fast-paced, generous, and fun! All funds raised are shared between Education Enrichment Council scholarships and the charity chosen for each auction.” En Noviembre, the charity partner was Operation Santa, another wonderful local nonprofit that helps local families who need a little help celebrating the holidays.

And they even fed us!! Special shout out to yummy Mae's Southern Delights.
 Babushka's Paddle.  Lucky double number.
And the auction begins!!
It was a night of winning on so many levels. Do you know how much was raised Beautifuls?  Entre peseta por peseta, a quarter at a time, in a little under 2 hours over 2 thousand dollars were raised!!  Increible pero cierto. And it was only their segundo time having an auction!  Not love my little town??  JU SO FONII!!! A noche of community spirit, fun and good times for two great causes. 

Babushka's Win. A Bella set of  Lilla Rose hair accessories!
Gracias Jodi, BB will be back for some hair sticks. ; ) 

Por supuesto, but of course, it would have been imposible without the great volunteers and vendors. Gracias to Nancy Floyd Richardson for putting together this lista. 

Veronica Forns Wold - Effortless Travel
Cyndi Rasberry Dotson and Shaina Dotson - Rodan & Fields
Nancy Floyd Richardson - Thirty-One
Heather Houser Gray, Yese Reyes, and Melinda Lee Porterfield - Young Living Essential Oils
Kim McMillan and Suzanne Pope Leigh - Plunder
Lisa Latimer Scott - MiaBella Creations
Debbie L. Drum-Smith - LimeLight by Alcone
Nance Nadeau - Scentsy
Cyndi Dewey McKuhen - BeautiControl
Thadra Palmer Stanton - Pampered Chef
Tracy Spencer Britton - Damsel in Defense
Jodi Crone McIver - LuLaRoe
Casie Knight Arciaga - Premier Jewelry
Jodi Franklin - Lilla Rose
Lois Wise Abbott - Noonday Collection
Brandie Oscar - Tupperware
Lola Harrell Pouncey - Magnolia and Vine
Jessica Johnson - Southern Threads
Darlene Roberts - Omnitrition
Sara J. Marchessault - Joyful by Design
Trisha Lee Strickland and Jessica Balchuck Goldin - Fight Like a Fish for Augie
Toria Schmookler - Ornaments for Orphans and Fair Trade Chocolates
Rachel Ogle - Beach Body
Ann Spano Fulghum - A'doorn by Ann

Libby McFalls Stewart - Photography Session
Emily Irvin Manley - Usborne Books and More
Angies Marine Supply
Tractor Supply Store
Shannon McDermott - The Garden Center by Gatortrax
Alix Kalfin - Wildtree
Magnuson Hotel

A wonderful time was had by todos. Who are the vendors/small business owners in your comunidad? No se about y'all, but these are the type of people worth helping,buying from. BB gives to those that give from el corazon. How about you?

Babushka Besos a todos.  Cuidensen.

November 14, 2016

"Home is Where The Heart Is" #FindingDory Swimming to your Casa

Gracias to +Allied Hispanic for sponsoring this giveaway. 
 Babushka of course will post info, pero opinions, are always BB's.

Finding Dory DVD DisneyPixar

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!

Our favorita forgetful fish is swimming her way to our casas, and BB for una is super feliz!
From the DisneyPixar group that gave us Finding Nemo, the soon to be classic Finding Dory continues the historia of Dory.  Actually, let's have the buena gente de DisneyPixar tell us the story.

"Thirteen years after the original, audiences get a new chapter in the story of their favorite forgetful blue tang. As returning director Andrew Stanton describes, “I realized that I was worried about Dory. The idea of her short-term memory loss and how it affected her was unresolved. What if she got lost again?” His response is a touching tale of friendship and family that’s truly unforgettable … perhaps even for Dory.

Bonus features include*:
Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray & Digital HD:
  • Theatrical Short: “Piper” – A hungry sandpiper hatchling ventures from her nest for the first time to dig for food by the shoreline. The only problem is that the food is buried beneath the sand where scary waves roll up onto the shore.
  • Marine Life Interviews (All-New Mini Short) – Meet the inhabitants of the Marine Life Institute as they remember our favorite blue tang.
  • The Octopus That Nearly Broke Pixar – Pixar’s “Team Hank” unravels the challenges, frustrations, and rewards of bringing to life the studio’s crankiest and most technically complicated character ever.
  • What Were We Talking About? – This piece showcases the complex routes Dory’s story took as the filmmakers worked to construct a comprehensive narrative involving a main character with short-term memory loss.
  • Casual Carpool – What’s it like to commute with the voices of Marlin, Charlie, Bailey and Hank? Join “Finding Dory” writer/director Andrew Stanton as he drives Albert Brooks, Eugene Levy, Ty Burrell and Ed O’Neill to work.
  • Animation & Acting – How do you create a connection between a human audience and a fish? This behind-the-scenes look behind the curtain examines the process of constructing believable performances through a unique collaboration between the director, voice actors and animators.
  • Creature Features – The cast of “Finding Dory” share cool facts about the creatures they voice in the film.  
  • Deep in the Kelp – Disney Channel’s Jenna Ortega guides us on a research trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium to show how far the “Finding Dory” crew went to make Dory’s world feel real.
  • Skating & Sketching with Jason Deamer – “Finding Dory” character art director Jason Deamer talks about how he got to Pixar, how he draws the characters in the film, and how falling off a skateboard teaches you lessons you can use in art and life.
  • Dory’s Theme – A spirited discussion among the composer, music editor and director of “Finding Dory” about the musical elements that shape Dory’s quirky and joyful theme.
  • Rough Day on the Reef – Sometimes computers make mistakes. Here you’ll see some of the funny, creepy and just plain bizarre footage the crew encountered while making “Finding Dory.”
  • Commentary – Director Andrew Stanton, co-director Angus MacLane and producer Lindsey Collins deliver their personal perspective on “Finding Dory.”
  • Deleted Scenes (introduced by director Andrew Stanton)
    • Losing Nemo – While watching the stingray migration, Dory starts to follow two fish that remind her of her parents, leaving Nemo all alone.  
    • Little Tension in Clown Town – In this alternate version of the film, Dory tries to "follow her fins" to her parents, but ends up in a strange place with even stranger fish fashion.
    • Dory Dumped – In this early version of the story, Dory's parents had short-term memory loss as well.
    • Sleep Swimming – Dory begins to talk and swim in her sleep, revealing what seem to be clues to her past.
    • Meeting Hank – Wandering the Marine Life Institute's elaborate pipe system, Dory happens upon the abode of Hank the cranky octopus.
    • The Pig – Frantically navigating the pipes of the Marine Life Institute in search of her parents, Dory crosses paths with a terrifying cleaning device.
    • Starting Over – Director Andrew Stanton presents four different versions of the movie’s opening scene to illustrate the filmmakers’ search for the best way to introduce Dory’s backstory and to connect this new film to “Finding Nemo.”
    • Tank Gang (Digital exclusive) – After a close encounter with a squid leaves them separated from Dory, Marlin and Nemo unexpectedly meet up with the Tank Gang from “Finding Nemo,” who make it their mission to get to the Marine Life Institute … by any means necessary.
    • Hidden Seacrets of Finding Dory (Digital exclusive) – Take a deep dive to catch secret Easter Eggs throughout the movie.  And just like Hank, they’re hidden in plain sight. 
  • Theatrical Short: Piper & Commentary

Languages/Subtitles: Blu-ray 3D & Blu-ray = English SDH, Spanish and French
DVD = English SDH and Spanish (U.S. only) and French (Canada only)

From the Academy Award®–winning creators of Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Nemo” (Best Animated Feature, 2003) comes an epic undersea adventure filled with imagination, humor and heart. When Dory, the forgetful blue tang (Ellen DeGeneres), suddenly remembers she has a family who may be looking for her, she, Marlin (Albert Brooks) and Nemo (Hayden Rolence) take off on a life-changing quest to find them … with help from Hank, a cantankerous octopus; Bailey, a beluga whale who’s convinced his biological sonar skills are on the fritz; and Destiny, a nearsighted whale shark. Bring home the movie overflowing with unforgettable characters, dazzling animation and gallons of bonus extras."

And as if that wasn't cause enough for celebracion, how about winning a Finding Dory digital code gracias to our amigos at Allied Hispanic?! Can BB get an ESOOOO!!!

And of course all the sensational Social Media to keep you Swimming con Dory.

Y porsea y'all can't wait, remember the Tweety Fiesta 
Buena Suerte Beautifuls!!


P.S.  Y if you thought BB wasn't gonna remind you that in life "Home is where the ♥ is" or that one no matter what must "Keep on Swimming", then JU SO FONII!!!

November 13, 2016

Dory & Amigos #FindingDory Activity/Coloring Sheets

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!! 
 For mi nietecito Dr. J and You.  Dory & Amigos.
Gracias to +Disney  y +Allied Hispanic for these fun sheets.

Finding Dory Activity Sheet - Maze

Finding Dory Activity Sheet Word Find

Don't forget this wonderful pelicula is now out for you to watch over & over again!

In case you don't win it at the Tweety Fiesta.

Or at Babushka's Baile Giveaway.

You can always find it here: