September 30, 2022

#FBF Here's to Sixty!!

 From the Conexion September issue, BB shares her views on turning 60.




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Summer’s Over, Vacation’s Done and time to Start School Again.  Babushka feels like she should do a “What I Did This Summer” paper. Actually, that’s not too far from la verdad; BB’s ready for school to start again. To be more accurate, time to continue the schooling…life schooling.  By the time you read this Babushka would have celebrated 60 years on the planeta.  Wow and Woah. So much has happened, and so much more to experience.  Quee?? Stop Life at Sixty? Slow Down at Sixty? JU SO FONII!!


This year is full of plans, of possibilities. Plans to learn new things, put into practice what is learned. Oh, and Possibilities- a film BB was cast in, “Dias de Gloria” , was accepted into a film festival. It was a student film and it was in Spanish. Incredible, pero cierto. Babushka speaking lines in Spanish. Ya never know what’ll salir de eso! Who knows, BB might be in a telenovela, aunque honestly, the prospect of comerciales sounds like a more fun futuro. But one musn’t forget lessons of the past while building the futuro. No hay uno sin el otro, Experience truly is the ground work we run on, and this coming dance around the sol Babushka plans marathons of quick steps.



While pursuing dreams y dinero, playing parts is perfecto- and so is passive income.  Will put more atencion on learning social platforms and promoting Babushka’s Bellas, the hair fashion business featuring Lilla Rose products.  Babushka fell in love with the productos, buying for herself and La Princesa. Now she’s all grown up and it’s time Babushka’s Bellas grows with her. So many plans,projects y projections, One doesn’t stop at sixty Beautifuls. You just have a clearer, less cluttered map for the camino.


Come along on Babushka’s trip.


Rose Garden World- www.rosegardenworld.com/

Babushka’s Bellas- www.lillarose.biz/babushkasbellas



Here’s to 60!!

Babushka Besos a Todos. Cuidensen.


September 21, 2022

A Gozar Being a Genio!! $85 National Geographic Kids Back to School Book Prize Pack! #Giveaway

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To those who say learning only happens in school, BB says- JU SO FONII!!

Aqui are a set of books that ALL ages will enjoy. Personally, Babushka is in amor with the mythology, but they are all so interesting, and fun!! Come and see the subjects that you and the kids will just want to read cover to cover. Had to join a giveaway to give y'all a chance to win these. 

Sponsored By: National Geographic Kids


Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy



Winner Will Receive: 

This 4 Book Collection from National Geographic Kids! 

A $85 RV!


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Animal Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition: 2,500 Animals with Photos, Maps and More! (ages 8-12, hardcover, $24.99)


Discover the thousands of animals that call Earth home in this big and beautiful edition of National Geographic's best-selling Animal Encyclopedia.   Updated and reviewed by experts in the field for the most accurate, up-to-date information, this comprehensive reference  features 2,500 species, 1,000 stunning photos, and more than a dozen engaging maps. Jam-packed with info about animal homes and habitats, migration, life cycles and babies, the book also contains new, exclusive "From the Field" reports highlighting National Geographic explorers working around the world to study and protect every kind of animal, from giraffes to penguins and sharks to snails.  Perfect for reading for fun, researching for school, or for use in the classroom, Animal Encyclopedia provides an excellent overview of the diversity of animals that live on this planet and why each one is so unique in its own way.

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Treasury of Greek Mythology: Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes and Monsters by Donna Jo Napoli, art by Chritina Balit (ages 8-12, hard cover, $24.95)

      * A School Library Journal Best Book * Eureka! Silver Honor Book 
        * A Capitol Choices Selection of Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens * An ALSC Notable 

Is your child learning about Greek mythology this year?  Give them a leg up with the beautifully written and lushly illustrated National Geographic Treasury of Greek Mythology that offers timeless tales of gods and goddesses such as Zeus, Aphrodite, Apollo, and Athena and heroes and monsters such as Helen of Troy, Perseus, and Medusa.  National Geographic completes the book with embellishments of each story: sidebars for each god, goddess, hero, and monster link the myths to constellations, geography, history, and culture to help young readers connect the stories to real life events, people, and places. A family tree and a “cast of characters” profile page help make relationships between the characters clear, and a mapping feature adds to the fun and fascination. 
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5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!) (ages 8-12, hardcover, $19.99) 
Shake off the summer brain "fog" with this Amazon bestseller that is a treasure trove of high-interest, fascinating facts. Who knew that there were so many sweet things to learn about chocolate or that a dozen delicious details about peanut butter would show up on a page with a few splotches of jelly to whet our appetites? Keep turning the pages and a terrifyingly toothy shark tells you all about himself, while other spreads lay out tons of tips on toys, inventions, mysteries of history, robots, reptiles, sports, spies, wacky words, and much more.
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NG Kids Almanac 2023 (ages 8-12, paperback, $15.99)
                                      
         
 * The #1 selling kids almanac on the planet * A New York Times Bestseller 
Get ready for 2023 with all the latest and greatest information on animals, science, nature, technology, conservation, and more in this biggest edition ever.  This new edition features:
 
  • BONUS SECTION: 20 Things to Make You Happy
  • NEW trends and news for the year ahead
  • NEW photo feature showcasing wonders from around the world
  • NEW Almanac Challenge, plus the results of the 2022 Almanac Challenge
  • NEW incredible animal stories
  • NEW weird-but-true facts
  • NEW amazing inventions
  • NEW interviews with National Geographic Explorers
  • NEW games, activities, jokes, and comics
  • UPDATED reference material --  including fast facts and maps of every country -- and helpful homework help tips

Whether you’re looking for homework help, want to learn more about another country, or just need a cute animal fix, the National Geographic Kids Almanac 2023 has you covered.


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BUENISIMO AREN'T THEY?!?!?!

Buena Suerte Beautifuls!
BB2U

September 13, 2022

Treasured Twofer ! #Frozen #Encanto #DisneyOnIce

 Hosted and Happily attended Disney On Ice Frozen & Encanto show Sept. 9, 2022. 

 All opinions, thoughts, pics and videos shared  via BB's Bunch.


Disney On Ice- Frozen & Encanto 2022

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Babushka and her bunch have been to many Disney On Ice shows, matter of fact, BB and La Princesa saw the Frozen show in 2016. We loved it then, and now seis years later it's still a favorito for so many!! Pero it isn't the exact same show, because now we have Encanto and the mixture of cold and heat will warm the heart of all.  Let Babushka show you.


FROZEN cast with amigos, Mickey, Minnie, Goofy & Donald

And did BB's Bunch and the audience get into it?


https://www.instagram.com/p/CiTjsPCjjtl/

 

Next came the casita of ENCANTO and the wonderful story of how it came to be and all the wonderful characters living it. Mirabel introduced everyone (except for the one they don't talk about) and we all enjoyed the warmth of Colombia and the historia of the familia Madrigal.


Magical Madrigals

Oh the skills, the showmanship!!

And what was audience and BB's Bunch reaction to this show?


Not talking about it.
😏


Babushka rather show than tell, so here's the finale with all the characters!



Wonderful show. Best part is spending time with familia and making merry memorias.


A DEFINITE ESO!! FOR ALL AGES.



There's still time to see it South Florida!!

Watsco Center 1245 Dauer Dr. Coral Gables, FL  33146

Thursday, September 15                                                               7:00pm

Friday, September 16                                                                     7:00pm

Saturday, September 17           11:00am          3:00pm              7:00pm              

Sunday, September 18              10:30am          2:30pm           6:30pm

                                                

                                            TICKETS: www.DisneyOnIce.com



BB and her Bunch KNOW you'll have a GREAT TIME!!

BB2U

September 08, 2022

Toys that are Right On Target! Reviews & Raves @Target

 BB pass up a chance for quality, educational juguetes for The Grands? JU SO FONII!! 

In exchange for sincere reviews, we were sent the following toys from Target:




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Babushka is always looking for toys that will entertain and hopeful enlighten The Grands. Thinking she's found todo she was looking for at Target. Quee?? Good Coffee and cute clothes is what you think when you think of Target? Pues, the children aren't the only ones to get schooled!! Oh the maravillas in toys here. Let's start with the basics. Balls. Simple, but boring? Not these.


Not only was he able to blow the Wubble up easily, he was groovin' with the Groovy Colores mixing and expanding with each breath.  Naturally the Glow in the Dark was a cool thing too. Here BB will let y'all know that the longer you expose it to light, the longer it'll glow, so a little more than the 10 mins. suggested will be that much cooler to see.  Also want to share that Wubbles truly are fun to play with, indoors and out- but not after a rainshower. We learned that the hard way. Pero, they were fun again once they dried and cleaned off.



Next was a "toy" that truly had Dr.J showing off his physician potential. 
He went at it with precision and persistance.


 The Smithsonian Mars Dig is part of the STEM Science division. Highlights:

  • Dig and collect the same type of rocks found on Mars.
  • Assemble a scale model of the Mars Perseverance Rover.
  • Learn about Martian geology and space exploration.
  • Includes 1 sand block, containing 6 pieces of Basalt; 1 Model Mars Perseverance Rover Kit; 1 wooden mallet and dowel; goggles; and a 23” x 17” color STEM poster.


Now, es Septiembre and what besides school is starting? Siii, of course, FOOTBALL!!
 And now Dr.J is old enough to learn new skills, new plays, new ways. 
The All Pro Passer Robotic Quarterback is perfecto to do all this y mas.


Don't know who was more excited to try this, Dr. J or his dad! 
Bueno, can't blame them really, mira what it does:

*Programmed with the skill, timing and accuracy of a pro quarterback

*Throws a perfect spiral every time!

*9 different passing zones – lets you practice hundreds of plays!

*Launches the ball over 25 yards

*Play one-on-one, three-on-three or with as many players as you want. 

  You can even practice catching on your own!

*Requires 4 “C” (1.5V) batteries (not included).

*Ages 14+


Of course Babushka thinks Dr.J is a genio and way beyond his years, so the 14+ isn't much of an issue. Apparently he thinks the same, porque even though it was dark, when BB went to see what all the excitement was about he quickly had to show her.


 


It's gonna be fun seeing him stretch mind/body to fully enjoy everything the All Pro Passer promises.

Here's to a Fantastic Fall Season Beautifuls!
With mind/body stretching for All!!
BB2U


August 16, 2022

FROZEN & ENCANTO Disney On Ice #SouthFlorida #FireAndIce

In exchange for attending Disney On Ice, BB shares performances, dates, discounts, and her heartfelt opinions on the shows.




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The following media intro had BB’s heart racing and all aflutter, with a little ESO! Thrown in there tambien.  If you’ve been following Babushka you know she has attended many DOI shows, but this combo has her dancing the Conga, FROZEN AND ENCANTO!! No doubt this is going to be BUENISIMO.  Here’s what they sent, see if you don’t agree…



EMBRACE THE MAGIC OF FAMILY IN AN ALL-NEW ADVENTURE THAT WILL SPARK YOUR IMAGINATION IN

DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS FROZEN & ENCANTO!

The only place to see the Madrigal family live!

 Disney On Ice  ENCANTO


Miami FL– For the first time, Disney On Ice invites families to step inside the magical adventures of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Frozen, the #1 Animated feature of all time, and Disney Animation’s Encanto, the 2022 Academy Award®, BAFTA®, and Golden Globe® Award winner for Best Animated Feature, as they come to life like never before.  This adventure on ice transports fans into two of the most popular Disney films as audiences can sing-along to their favorite songs while embracing world-class ice skating, aerial acrobatics and more when it visits their hometown at FLA Live Arena from September 8 – 11 and Watsco Center from September 15 - 18!

 

Audiences will see Anna, Elsa, Mirabel, and the Madrigal family live, as well as fan favorites Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald, Goofy, and many more. 

 


Narrating the captivating story of Frozen is Olaf, the lovable snowman who likes warm hugs and all things summer.  Astounding ice-skating transports families to Arendelle to be a part of Anna’s adventure to find Elsa, whose icy powers unleashed an eternal winter. Kristoff and Sven take fans along as they encounter wintry conditions in a race to bring back summer.

 


After a very Frozen adventure, audiences will journey to a vibrant town in the mountains of Colombia where they will meet the Madrigals, an extraordinary family who live in a magical casita in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto.

 

Mirabel tells the tale of her amazing family and her journey to save the casita, her enchanted family home, alongside her sisters: Isabela, whose perfection radiates with her ability to make plants grow and flowers bloom with every step, and Luisa, with the gift of super strength that she uses to help her village move buildings and reroute rivers.

 

For the first time live, fans can witness Tia Pepa, who can control the weather with her emotions; her husband Felix; their daughter Dolores, with her gift to hear; and Bruno, the mysterious and misunderstood Madrigal family member whose visions foretold the future.

 

In the end, audiences will learn that everyone has their own gifts, magical or not, and being true to yourself and loving those around you is what makes you special.  YOU are the magic!

 




 

WHERE:              FLA Live Arena One Panther Parkway Sunrise, FL  33323             

                        

WHEN:           

Thursday, September 8                                                               7:00pm

Friday, September 9                                                                     7:00pm

Saturday, September 10              11:00am             3:00pm             7:00pm              

Sunday, September 11              10:30am          2:30pm             6:30pm

 

                               Watsco Center 1245 Dauer Dr. Coral Gables, FL  33146

Thursday, September 15                                                              7:00pm

Friday, September 16                                                                    7:00pm

Saturday, September 17          11:00am          3:00pm              7:00pm              

Sunday, September 18              10:30am          2:30pm          6:30pm

                                                

                                            TICKETS: www.DisneyOnIce.com


A little extra for you Beautifuls,  a special discount code : MB5OFF for $5 off select seats

Y an extra,extra, A GIVEAWAY FOR 4 TICKETS TO THE SEPTEMBER 15 SHOW AT WATSCO CENTER!!!

You wil receive an entry for each of the following steps:  

1. Comment on the blog who you'd take with you to the show.  

2. What character are you most excited to see in the show?

3. RT the post for this Giveaway and  paste RT link here.  https://twitter.com/BBabushka/status/1559878370812465158

4. Comment on BB's Disney On Ice Contest Feibu post. What name did you comment with?

5. Comment on IG why you'd like to win.


Buena Suerte Beautifuls and many happy Disney On Ice memorias a todos!!

BB2U


August 07, 2022

The Sisters of Luna Island - #YA #ChildrensLiterature #SummerReading #Tweens



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Can you believe it's Agosto already?? Wow and Woah. 
Here in North Florida school is starting in a couple of days, y por supuesto BB's Summer Reading is Cubantime.  This is a young adult, preteen, tween book that La Princesa is going to enjoy once Babushka finishes. Luckily it has sisterhood, family, magic and tinges of tween drama that is sure to make it a fun and interesting read.  

A charming story of magic and sisterhood. (Fantasy. 8-12) -- Kirkus Reviews ― 2/1/2022

 

Little Women gets a Nevermoor twist in this bewitching novel about a young girl tasked to break a centuries-old curse or risk losing her beloved sisters.

Twelve-year-old Marigold Lafleur is the last of a long line of aromages: witches who blend scents into practical charms using aromagic. But ever since a terrible accident injured her father and damaged Luna Island, Marigold and her sisters, Birdie and Lou, have vowed to abandon their family legacy and mama’s way of life. Shunned by their neighbors and overlooked by their parents, Marigold relies on her big sisters above all else.

But when Marigold discovers a secret curse that threatens her family, her sisters can't stop the impending danger. It’s up to Marigold and her best friend, Sam, to uncover the origins of the curse and break the spell. To do so, she must learn to trust her instincts and believe in her own unique magic or risk losing her beloved sisters forever.

 "It's a charming middle grade novel of magic and sisterhood"


BB has started reading, y honestly the first two chapters already have her wondering what was the magic "gone wrong" that has intensified the already terrible tween angst that most go through, and how is the family going to be joined again??  Hope you get a copy and join this well received libro.




Looking forward to following the magic of sisterhood and family love.

BB2U