May 29, 2017

Memorial Day means Mucho Up North in The South. @VisitWakulla Wakulla County Florida

Wakulla County Florida Memorial Day Celebration 2017

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Many of you have questioned Babushka as to why she would leave Miami, her familia, to come up to Crawfordville, a little rural town in Florida's panhandle. Bueno, it's been almost 15 años and BB doesn't regret the decision at all. Es mas, now The Eldest has brought her clan here too.  Perhaps after this post you'll understand mejor part of the charm.

A true example of small town America, one feels the calm of community. And the power.  The Memorial Day service was a perfect show of both.  In the middle of town, in front of our courthouse was held the ceremony. With bowed heads, we all joined an invocation for paz and appreciation for the day, it's meaning, and for our country.

Memorial Day Dedication Wakulla County Florida

El amor de comunidad, the joining of past history, and the importance they hold to the citizens of the county. We make sure those beliefs are still held high here and are quick to bring them to mind lest one forget.  A proud patrulla who knows, the backbone of greatness is honoring those who came before and try to follow their examples. And we don't forget. Nor do we let them be forgotten.

WWII Honor List Wakulla County Memorial Day

We teach our children the importance of honor,civic pride, loyalty and good citizenship.

Wakulla County Florida Memorial Day Youth

And as adults we make sure to show that honor too.

Wakulla County Florida Memorial Day Veterans
Vietnam, Korea, various and vast are our veterans.

Gracias to WCTV for sharing our celebration/rememberance/memorial.

Apparently this was a newsworthy event. Sadly there aren't enough of such memorials still going on.  Thankfully Babushka lives in a county that still believes in its importancia.

And in the importance of gatherings de comunidad- and comida.
Quee?? BB last in a county where they don't know celebrations must have good food?


Gracias to local sponsors, 
hotdogs with all the fixin's, bottled water, iced tea and cake were given to all.

And In memory and Gratitude from All.

Babushka Besos a todos. Cuidensen.

May 27, 2017

A Sunrise Worth Waking Up To. Cafe,Conservation & Community. @CommunityCoffee #Promo #Giveaway


community coffee amber sunrise

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Babushka was asked to review coffee. BB turn down the offer? JU SO FONII!!!

Actually, this brand is the one my local store gives to customers and it's pretty good.  What was new to esta Vieja Aventurera was the background of the company Community Coffee. Four Generations! And you know BB loves familias unidas.

About Community Coffee Company
Now in its 97th year, Community Coffee Company houses the largest family-owned and operated retail coffee brand in America, and four generations of the Saurage family have operated the company since its inception. Founded in 1919, Community Coffee Company is an importer, roaster and distributor of the highest-quality premium and gourmet coffees and teas. Community uses only 100% Arabica coffee beans in its Community® and Private Reserve® coffee selections.

Y el cafe Amber Sunrise Blend? "Savor the rich, vibrant flavor and smooth finish of this gently-roasted coffee that is sure to enrich the start of your day.  Made from only 100% select Arabica coffee beans." Strong, pero smooth. Si, definitivamente a good way to start el dia. Especialmente when it's a twofer. Quee?? Estan difrutando a delicioso cafecito and via marked paquetes, donating a la comunidad.

"For every specially-marked dollar coupon redeemed on the product, Community Coffee Company will donate a dollar to land preservation efforts along the gulf coast.

“We’ve been listening to our customers and think the Amber Sunrise™ Blend is just what light-roast coffee lovers need to start the day off right,” said Scott Eckert, Vice President of Marketing, Community Coffee Company. “Plus, given our ongoing commitment to local communities, we think Community® coffee fans will take advantage of this great opportunity to support our coastal roots.”
For every dollar redeemed on specially-marked coupons, Community Coffee Company will provide a matching dollar in donation to land preservation efforts along the gulf coast to America’s WETLANDs Foundation and the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) up to $25,000. The promotion begins April 1, 2017 through Friday, June 30, 2017."
ESOOOOO!!! Y they're giving 2 packages de este cafe to one of you Beautifuls! ESO,ESO,ESOOOOOO!!!!

And for those who can't wait, la pagina to order. Y si, hay cupones. 
You're Welcome.

community coffee coupons amber sunrise

Buena Suerte Beautifuls!

May 26, 2017

Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. It's a #PiratesLife for Us @Disney !

Babushka was sent promotional items and screening passes for this post by DisneyAllied Contigo
Opinions son de BB and her Bunch.

Disney #pirateslife Pirates of the Caribbean

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Hoy hablamos de treasure. What do you consider treasure? What would you do to get/maintain it? This and more is in mind as today Disney has another installment of The Pirates of The Caribbean tales in theaters. This movie is Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil's Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea—notably Jack. Jack's only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry (Brenton Thwaites), a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy. At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifully small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has ever faced.

Suena BUENISIMO verdad? To further el embullo, Allied & Disney sent BB some kiddie treasures.

Dr. J LOVED it!  Y si creen que only these Grands got to enjoy the #PiratesLife , JU SO FONII!!!
BB's Miami Bunch also enjoyed the characters de la pelicula.

The movie was entertaining for the whole family. Son MAC & DIL loved the story, Rinquincaya y PicaPica were captivated by the adventure, y Laughing Buddah got a kick out of being with his familia and having unlimited rositas de maiz. A true Disney film where jumping was from enjoyment not de miedo. Well done Disney!!

Y pa' Babushka? What did she get from the #PiratesLife??
 La satisfaccion of knowing BB helped make some happy memorias for her family.

After all, isn't our familia our biggest tesoro?

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Visit the official PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES website here:
 PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES opens in theaters everywhere May 26th!

Nos vemos en el cine Beautifuls. BB plans to get lost at sea.  


May 23, 2017

The Library of #MissGadish Tweety Fiesta! Because Books are BUENISIMO!!! 5/25/2017 9pm EST


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Si, BB knows. It's been way too long since she's co hosted a Tweety Fiesta, pero go out and buy some Dr. Scholl's, porque it's time to twitiar de nuevo!  jehe Mira que me gusta ser hostess de esos!!! Babushka dejar de ser los?  #JUSOFONII

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See You There Beautifuls!

Feeling Buddies Home Toolkit,putting @ConsciousD into practise. The hardest Part is Starting. #FB4F

Conscious Discipline has picked Babushka as an evaluator of their  HOME  EDITION:  Feeling  Buddies  for  Families  Toolkit. Parte of Bloggin' Mamas, BB's been compensated for these posts, however all opinions and reactions/outcomes are Babushka's.

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If you remember the last time BB wrote about the Feeling Buddies, My Eldest and her boys were living with Babushka, and La Princesa y SIL were coming up a few months later.  Bueno, it didn’t all go as we had hoped, porque la vida, JU SO FONII!!! Lamentablemente my daughter couldn’t quite cope with the pressures of moving, starting over, and suffered a mental lapse and breakdown.  As we wait for her return, my SIL and BB try to fill in, but the hardest part is actually finding time to sit for reading the hows and watching the video so we can put this toolkit to work. He’s in the midst of opening a new business and Babushka’s out of practica de raising little ones, and this being the end of the school year, in a new school, just the daily tasks are plenty for us. However, we do believe in this system, and know, now more than ever, the children need it. Honestamente, we all do. So, we are currently just familiarizing the children with the buddies and asking them to tell us before they go to bed which of the buddies they’re feeling like. If they grab the happy or calm, it’s a kiss, a hug, and a ”Buenas Noches, a dormir con los Angelitos”, pero if it’s any of the others we ask why and hopefully we can turn the sleeping frame of mind into a pleasant one.

Feeling Buddies Brothers Conscious Discipline

HOME  EDITION:  Feeling  Buddies  for  Families  Toolkit is for all ages and stages.

"  The  HOME  EDITION:  Feeling  Buddies  for  Families  Toolkit  is  a  newly  released  product  from  Conscious   Discipline,  a  leading  provider  in  social-­‐emotional  learning  and  classroom  management  resources.  This     Self-­‐Regulation  toolkit  is  exclusively  available  for  purchase  at      The  Toolkit  is  inspired  by  the  best  selling  CLASSROOM  EDITION:  Feeling  Buddies  Self-­‐Regulation  Toolkit,   which  has  consistently  brought  about  transformational  results  in  schools,  even  with  hard-­‐to-­‐reach  and   special  needs  students.      The  kit  was  reimagined  for  home  use,  and  includes  content  and  resources  that  present  a  framework  for     self-­‐regulation  for  adults  and  children.  The  kit  also  includes  access  to  six  video  coaching  sessions  with  the   creator  and  Conscious  Discipline  founder,  Dr.  Becky  Bailey.  "

Feeling Buddies Toolkit by Conscious Discipline

This is the last week de escuela in our county, a much anticipated breather of time constraints and school responsibilities. BB will be watching that video closely and repeatedly, and during Grandma Daycare we will be listening to the CD. Babushka truly believes that if we all learn how to better express ourselves, how to self regulate and communicate our thoughts/feelings with others, so much can be accomplished and many problems avoided. Wish this had been around when The Trio were little, but thankfully it’s available now, and BB plans to take full advantage of it.  

Te dejo saber how it’s going.


May 19, 2017

Mother's Day,Yin, and The Essence of Conferences #WeAllGrow

This post was originally posted in Conexion as part of their May, Mother's Day edition. BB has added fotos y detalles here because the We All Grow Summit 2017 was so much more than a 350 word limit can hold. #CRsponsored

#weallgrow Bohemian Babushka #CRSponsored

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May, que Maravilla! The month of flowers and the ultimate female power- motherhood.  If you recall in last month’s article, Babushka promised to share info on conferences attended, and she’ll do just that now. Quee?? These not be related? JU SO FONII!! But of course they are. Abren la mente for a little twofer BB calls the Essence of Conferences. May es de la Mujer.

In Chinese cosmology, the Yin is the feminine force, and combined with the masculine Yang make up all things. The Yang force places value on self, while the Yin force, on a deep level, is what places values on others before self.  Isn’t this the perfect definition of what motherhood is about? In this category BB also places the We All Grow Summit , which just by the title shows its emphasis.

#weallgrow signs

A Latina influencer/blogger focused conference (though of course all are welcomed) held in California in March, this was the #WeAllGrow Summit 2017: Energy of Sisterhood; the third conference of this type and one Babushka had been longing to attend.

Consumer Reports, Somos CR, #Weallgrow #CRsponsored
Order of 2nd picture:

 Gracias to the generosity of Consumer Reports who hosted BB’s attendance, not only did I attend, but look forward to the next one! The feeling of amor, ease, y si, Sisterhood, was viable y todas vulnerable with the valor of asking true preguntas y sharing of proprietary points. Con decirte, que for the first time EVER Babushka literally let down her hair. Tal era the Yin in this evento. From the opening party, the signs/reminders of our worth and those of the Herman(a)dad, to being Warrior Princesses for ourselves and our loved ones; it was a touching and empowering three days that will forever be cherished.  Como dije en el ultimo article, we must invest in ourselves, and the #WeAllGrow summit on all levels was a lifelong memoria that will always bring BB felicidad and fuerza.

#WeAllGrow 17 Summit, Hotel Maya,Bohemian Babushka,Long Beach

The evergrowing Feibu Album #WeAllGrow Summit 2017

Hopefully this will spark your own sueño de superar, porque al final, this is what we all should hope for ourselves and others.  Find your tribe, your truth, sean tierno con ustedes mismo. A little self mothering is a good thing.  Have a Happy Mother’s Day Beautifuls and remember to give thanks to all who’ve made you feel loved along the way.


May 09, 2017

Time to Clear & Contribute #DonateStuffCreateJobs and #ShopGoodwill

This is a social good post for Goodwill and the Ad Council as part of Bloggin' Mamas. BB has received no compensation for sharing the following info y opinions son totally Babushka's.

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When BB was Bb and looking for "vintage and cool" clothing during her highschool/college years, the first place she'd go to was Goodwill stores. Not only were the prices reasonable back then, but the selection was always abundant. When Babushka became a single madre, she once again began visiting her local Goodwills and could always find something you needed.  Now come to find out they also help gente find much needed employment tambien!

"Over the past several years, most of us have had a family member, friend, acquaintance struggle in this economy. Either they have lost a job or struggled to find employment. And if not someone you know personally, really, all you have to do is turn on the TV or pull up social media to see the struggle. It's real.

Goodwill’s career centers, training programs and staffing operations give people the resources, skills and confidence that changes thousands of lives each year.So how can you help to be a part of this growth and effort in your own community? It’s easy! Donate to Goodwill = create jobs!"

It’s beginning to feel like primavera, so BB's ready to get organized and start Spring Cleaning. Quee?? JU SO FONII!!! Si, Babushka is actually cleaning, porque how else can she clear pa' nuevo? Besides, what better twofer than feeling good porque you're helping your community? Con Donating to Goodwill BB is doing eso mismo!

"Thanks to the programs and support services made possible by donations of clothes and household items, Goodwill helped place more than 312,000 people in jobs in the United States and Canada in 2015 – that’s one person finding a job every 23 seconds of every business day.

 If you are not sure where your local Goodwill is, you can use the Goodwill Locator App available for Android and iOS devices and at (click “Explore Our Map” on the homepage). Simply input the items you’re donating to calculate the number of hours of career counseling, on-the-job training, résumé preparation, financial planning classes, and other services you’ve helped provide people facing challenges finding employment. When jobs thrive, communities thrive.

Last year, nearly 2 million people engaged in face-to-face Goodwill services to advance in their careers. More than 35 million people accessed education, training, mentoring and online learning tools offered by Goodwill virtually to strengthen their skills and gain industry-recognized credentials.

Goodwill sells donated goods at more than 3,200 stores across the U.S. and Canada, and channels more than 85 percent of sales revenue from donated goods to provide job preparation and placement, education assistance, and other support services for people who are unemployed or underemployed. Employment is more than a paycheck. It’s a resounding victory for that person, their families and their community.

We have done our part! Now it is time for you to do yours! Tag us on your social media with a photo of your Goodwill donations using #DonateStuffCreateJobs."

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May 02, 2017

Mother's Day Bouquet Giveaway via @Teleflora & @SMGurusNetwork

OJO! Affiliate link may give BB a little pocket change, de lo cual she says Gracias!!

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Who wouldn't like to give/receive a bella bouquet of flores? Mis amigas of SMGurusNetwork and Teleflora are giving us all a chance to do just that. BB's joined them en este concurso, one of the many they have going on.  After you've entered this one, go check out the otros. Estan BUENISIMO!

Welcome to the Teleflora Mother's Day Bouquet Giveaway!

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Buena Suerte Beautifuls, and may you all have 
a wonderful Dia De Las Madres.


May 01, 2017

May is for Mother's Day & Ms.Olivia - A BB BounceBack

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This post was originalmente shared in 2012. Seems increible to BB that it's been 5 years already since I met Ms. Olivia, and also incredible that seeing her foto and recalling her aura still makes me smile and gives me paz.  Totally perfeccion that this be shared in the month we celebrate Mother's Day.  She just exuded motherly love, patience, the vibe of knowing and enjoying each moment.  Her "Life is so cool, and I'm cool with it."  attitude just radiated and encompassed. Babushka forget Ms. Olivia?  JU SO FONII!!!

4/2012   BB's an Original, but Ms Olivia is the Real Thing.
Saw her at the bus terminal and knew right away BB was seeing her future self.  Older but oh so stylish, she meshed the retro past with the boldness of today and gave it a flair of her own.  She was marvelous.

Traveling with her two daughters and her granddaughter, you could see she had loved and lived and continued to do both with grace and a natural air.  Babushka was all excited with plans and strategy for the Hispanicize 2012 conference and was in her own little world- and then she saw Ms. Olivia who reminded me what BB's real world should be.

Here was a woman who had found her way a long time ago, was comfortable in her skin, whose very essence exuded "this is my style, this is my life, this is me- and I like me".  Her beauty - inner and outer brought tears BB's eyes.  Have you ever sensed the presence of true beauty?  The knowledge of self worth and the radiance of self acceptance- THIS is true beauty  and Ms Olivia embodied it.

Babushka had to take a picture of her, to remind oneself of what is possible, to remember what BB aspires to be,  and so shyly approached Babushka's new idol to ask her permission.  Ok si, I hear you- "BB, YouShy?!?  JU SO FONII!!!"  And you'd be right 99% of the time to doubt, but this was the 1% of our human race who had actually attained self love and Babushka was in awe and humbled. 

She graciously heard Babushka's petition, smiled, and told me she'd discuss it with her daughter.  Her daughter of course wanted to be assured of one's sincerity and asked why BB wanted to photograph her mother.  It was explained how Babushka wanted to capture her mother's style and love of self.   Apparently she believed BB because she came looking for me when we had a stop over, and BB didn't give her a chance to change her mind.

Ms. Olivia was in pure joy when she posed for the camera as was Babushka that she had allowed me the honor. BB believes her daughter had known her mother was exceptional as she thanked me profoundly for noticing.  But how can one not notice?  It would be like not noticing the Lady Moon as she shines and shimmers, not noticing her beauty naturally escaping and filling our nights. No, BB's the one who is thankful to Ms. Olivia for her example and hope this does her justice as she inspires us all to embrace our lives and ourselves. 

Babushka Besos a todos.  Cuidensen.