Babushka's #JUSOFONII Life

Coffee crazed 1st Generation Cuban American raised in Miami (Florida). Some have described me as a "human shot of espresso" because I’m earnest in my extremism. 51, always fun, sashaying in heels and soliloquizing in Spanglish. Basking in being bilingual- blabbing and bailando all the way! BB''s always finding adventure, embracing Plebeian Pride, and laughing at life & its' locuras. **If someone doesn't see YOUR brilliance, you look at them, smile, and say- JU SO FONII!!!
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"I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better." ~Maya Angelou
(at Quayside Marina)

tapio:

"I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better." ~Maya Angelou

(at Quayside Marina)

#HearHarryPotter #AudioBooks #Giveaway Your Choice

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HolaHolaHola My Beautifuls!

For those in Miami it’s back to school, the first day of school. What better day than this to celebrate Babushka’s favorite school- Hogwarts? BB’s joined other bloggers to bring you a chance to relive the excitement and wonder of this great place of learning. Here’s their take:

" As Holiday season kicks into high gear, and families are spending more time together, it’s a perfect time to listen to the Harry Potter audiobooks. The audio version of the classic Harry Potter series lets you listen wherever and whenever you want. The Harry Potter audiobooks encourage families to come together, listen to the amazing Harry Potter stories, and discuss among themselves what they love best, which character they relate to, what they would do if they were a wizard, and so forth.

As part of the #HearHarryPotter campaign, three of my lucky readers will win a complimentary download of one Harry Potter audiobook, to share with their family during the listening opportunities that present themselves: perhaps it’s nightly story time, or maybe you will be road-tripping to see friends and family. Each book is roughly 7-8 hours in duration, and you can download each one to eight different devices. The Harry Potter audiobooks are available only through JK Rowling’s the shops at Pottermore.com. This Holiday Season, #HearHarryPotter and tweet or post about your listening experience!”

This event is   Hosted by: Coasahmom.com Sponsored by: Pottermore.com Dates: 8/18-9/13 winners will win ONE audio book each.  

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Buena Suerte My Beautifuls!!!

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Congrats  @joselina_serrao   @serraojoselina  You won the Sofia the First DVD!

Congrats @joselina_serrao @serraojoselina You won the Sofia the First DVD!

I remember when @HialeahPark was for 15s pics.Nice to see it too has grown up. Home of #MerrickPark Series Devoted to Modern Day Latinas

BB remembers going to HML (Hialeah Miami Lakes) Sr High and hearing the majority of girls talking about their Quinceanera plans, taking their pictures at the race track. I also remember going to my first concert and seeing the Miami Sound Machine when there were two girl singers. Quee? Ok si, JU SO FONII it was that long ago. Those were the days that the park still had live races and oh the stories I’d hear from my mother and grand mother after their weekly trips to break the monotony and to place their “Big Spender” $2 bets! 

Como muchas cosas, the park fell out of grace and popularity.  Age was not being kind to the park and it was falling into disrepair. That was the last memory Babushka had of the park.  Bittersweet.  

But the Bittersweet has turned into Surprise, Pride and “It’s about TIME!!” It seems that Hialeah Park has been given the love and appreciation it deserves from those who’ve lived in its community.  

"Hialeah Park Welcomes America’s First Series Devoted to Empowering Today’s Modern Day Latina, Merrick Park"

Si, you read that right!  To quote the above post-

"Hialeah Park Racing & Casino supports empowering the next generation of women and Latinas through ongoing outreach to civic leaders and businesswomen in the area."

“Being able to work on a show that will empower women and create role models for the next generation of women of all ethnic backgrounds is extremely fulfilling,” said Aymee Zubizarreta. “Giving back to the community and helping to shape tomorrow’s leaders is a priority for me.” 

ESOESOESOOOOOO!!! Just BEGINS to say how BB feels about this.  How great is this? From a place that young women used for “pretty” to a place that young women use for power. What a turnaround of the times! I applaud everyone who’s connected to the project and wish for you unparalleled success.

Oh si, and if you’re ever in need de una vieja hippie lady reminiscing  about the past for a background extra- ya know where to find me.    

 ; )

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A great way to start or end el dia.. @TateLyleSugarUS  QUE RICO!! Lemon poppy Biscotti #ad #bh

A great way to start or end el dia.. @TateLyleSugarUS QUE RICO!! Lemon poppy Biscotti #ad #bh

You will have bad times, but they will always wake you up to the stuff you weren’t paying attention to.

—Robin Williams, Good Will Hunting (1997)

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Make a choice to move forward. Find your drive. Strive for happiness. You don’t have to do it alone. #therapyhelps #therapyiscool #lifecoach #makeeverydaycount #bloggersofhealth #phillytherapy #mentalhealth #therapy #counseling #wellness #foryourhealth #takecare #psychology #makeanappointment

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Make a choice to move forward. Find your drive. Strive for happiness. You don’t have to do it alone. #therapyhelps #therapyiscool #lifecoach #makeeverydaycount #bloggersofhealth #phillytherapy #mentalhealth #therapy #counseling #wellness #foryourhealth #takecare #psychology #makeanappointment

Gracias @KFC for cooking La Tata’s lunch today. BUENISIMO!!! #originalrecipe

Gracias @KFC for cooking La Tata’s lunch today. BUENISIMO!!! #originalrecipe

Getting the Grands ready for #BTS ! Gracias @Vivemejor for these On-The-Go Snacks Recipe.  BUENISIMO!!

Getting the Grands ready for #BTS ! Gracias @Vivemejor for these On-The-Go Snacks Recipe.  BUENISIMO!!

$250 Amazon GiftCard #Giveaway - @Kinsights Boy Could BB have used YOU!

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BB’s sure you will not be surprised when she says record keeping, at least doing it neatly, was not one of my strongpoints. You can imagine the mess of papers trying to keep track of The Trio. Kinsights promises that’s one nightmare you won’t have to go through.

Kinsights is an online Pediatric Personal Health Record Keeper for parents. Gone are the days where you’re being held responsible for keeping track of slips of paper or lugging files and folders containing your children’s health information. And in the event of an emergency, you can even have the health records sent to the ER or out-of-town doctor in a snap. Organize your child’s growth and developmental milestones, immunizations, medications, allergies, and more. This tool is amazing and a godsend to parents. Kinsights is also a community where parents can safely seek and share answers to parenting questions. You can ask anything and Kinsights will find the right community members who can provide guidance. Kinsights even offers groups with similar interests their own pages, including single parents, grandparents, those interested in car seat safety, baby & kids fashion, potty training groups, and many more. What’s really cool about this community is that it makes finding the best answers easy-community members vote up answers so the best content rises to the top. Connect with Kinsights at their website to learn more and sign-up! You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter.   a Rafflecopter giveaway

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#DiscoverTateandLyleSugars #ad #bh NOW IN THE US!!! #fairtrade @TateLyleSugarUS BUENISIMO!!

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Can’t get any cuter!! Rinquincaya reading to his fox. He read two books because the fox asked him to.

Can’t get any cuter!! Rinquincaya reading to his fox. He read two books because the fox asked him to.