Babushka's Baile

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Social Good for a Good School Year #Ebates #GivingBackPack

HolaHolaHola My Beautifuls!!!

It's Back to School Time, and though Babushka's Trio doesn't need me to get them their school supplies (bueno, maybe My Little One with college stuff, but that's different), BB still remembers how crazy the stores would get, the supplies all over the place, and the frustration of not getting everything on the list.  Lucky for y'all you can buy everything you need online, in the comfort of your home AND get money back too!! Si, with Ebates that's exactly how you use it. In comfort with dinero back.  

Unfortunately Babushka was behind the times, deadline, and running Cubantime so it was done the old fashioned way.  Debajo de lluvia, under rains, BB drove without AC to buy the school supplies. This campaign objective is to provide backpacks filled with school supplies for kids in need. Isn't that a wonderful thing? It's a special project, therefore a special backpack was needed. If BB was going to be giving of herself, the full essence must be given. Not wanting to get "any old backpack" Babushka took advantage of Bealls Outlet "Over 50 Club Members Monday", where everything is 15% off. Had to be conscious of the $25 allowance given by Ebates, and that's a great place to start.  I found el backpack y con el descuento it was $9.08.  


You can't get more "Bohemian Babushka living in rural Crawfordville" than this!

Totally feliz I went to Walmart to get the local school supplies list and the rest of the needed supplies.  

If you notice, there's no mention of a backpack, but BB doesn't care.
Exeeded the $25 allowance by $5, but BB doesn't care.
Helped a child start the school year off right.


May the school year be one of joy and much learning, 
and if you could help it be so for someone else,
BB promises YOU My Beautiful, will have joy and much learning tambien.


p.s.  Ebates  rebates 3.5% Bealls and 2% Walmart

Monday, July 21, 2014

Sweetie's New Outlook- Probiotics & Lifeway Foods @Lifeway_Kefir #shop

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. 
All opinions are BB's,Si, because Sweetie's a smart man and his opinions are the same as Babushka's. 

; )

HolaHolaHola My Beautifuls!!!

"Every cloud has a silver lining." "No hay mal que por bien no venga." 

My Dear Sweetie had a scare, pero ahora he's eating healthier.
Winn Dixie and Kefir Lifeway Products are part of that new mindset.

During one of my June trips to Miami Babushka got one of those calls we all dread. "Honey, I'm in the emergency room at the hospital." For one of the few times en mi vida, the world stood still and BB felt totally helpless. Sweetie's job does a monthly well check on its' employees and apparently his blood pressure was through the roof, and even though it's an assisted living facility, they have medical supplies and such, but they couldn't lower it sufficiently. A trip to the emergency room was ordered, and so was a new way of living.

Sweetie's slim but that's a deceiving way to measure wellness, because that man can eat! Apparently being slim is a family trait- but so is high blood pressure. His mother would always remind him to check his pressure (proof again that moms are always right) and to control his salt intake. My dearest had the habit of putting salt on his food without even trying it and practically lived on soda. After that emergency room visit, he's turned his lifestyle around. He's running again, doing exercise, and most importantly gotten rid of his bad eating habits and incorporated good new ones. He was more excited than BB when Collective Bias asked me to write this post and was looking forward to learning more about Kefir Lifeway Products.

So off we went to our local Winn Dixie Store to check them out.
El Dr. and BB in front of the Crawfordville Winn Dixie. He fell in love w/the shopping carts, and vowed he'd fit...
 kinda like Babushka and her clothes.

Babushka and El Dr. found the Kefir smoothies quick enough, but Sweetie needed to be sure that his newly rediscovered shrine wasn't going to be mucked up with "gross stuff", so he wanted to read for himself the ingredients and benefits. Him taking his 2nd chance lightly? JU SO FONII!!!

" Lifeway Kefir is a smooth, tart, refreshing cousin of yogurt, often thought of as the “Champagne of Dairy.” Originating in Eastern Europe over 2000 years ago, kefir’s probiotic cultures have long been enhancing feelings of well-being. Lifeway Kefir contains 12 live and active Probiotic cultures that support the immune system and balance digestive health. It is naturally Gluten Free, 99% Lactose Free and contains No Artificial Sweeteners and is rich in Calcium. Lifeway also only uses milk that comes from cows that are not treated with pesticides, antibiotics, or synthetic growth hormones. The cows are grass fed and GMO free."

Happy and Satisfied, he picked the Strawberry/Banana flavor and we all went home to try out the Lifeway Kefir Lowfat Cultured Milk Smoothie and to see how many ways we could use it in our menus. We even filled out a request for coupons- BUENISIMO!!

Hopefully it won't take a scare to get you thinking and drinking healthy.  

Check out the Kefir website and see all the different ways being healthy can taste good.

Take care of yourself My Beautifuls-
Que de las buenas quedamos pocas.

; )


Sunday, July 20, 2014

$30 @ChildrensPlace GC #Giveaway - Back to School Just Got Better!! Ends 7/25

HolaHolaHola My Beautifuls!!

 It’s Back to School time and Babushka knows what you want. A little moneys for your honeys, to make them look and feel smart- while still being stylish. Por eso BB has joined with her hermanas at SocialInfluenz in this great sorteo that everyone will love. Enjoy entering!


"The Children’s Place is an American specialty retailer of children’s apparel and accessories founded in 1989. Children’s Place provides apparel, accessories and shoes for children from newborn to 10 years old.  Here moms find big fashion for little prices for boys and girls.
Did you know that it is the Place for school uniforms? With great prices and a variety to selections, it the reasons why is a great choice to find all your back to school needs. You can take advantage of great sales going on for back to school such as:
  • Get 25% off every uniform piece or 30% if you buy 4 or more
  • Basic denims are only $10
  • Short sleeves graphic tees are $5 each
And don’t forget you can take advantage of Tax Free Holiday (based on your state available) for an additional discount.
Visit the nearest Children’s Place closest to you and send your kids back to school with style. Check out their website at for more information about discounts.  You can follow then on Facebook and Twitter for more details."

Buena Suerte My Beautifuls!
Enjoy the rest of your summer and hope you have the best school year ever!!