Saturday, May 24, 2014

#Millenials, We're NOT Immune, but would you even know if it happened? #StrokeMonth

Facts about Strokes:

  • Someone in the U.S. has a stroke about once every 40 seconds.
  • Stroke is the No. 4 cause of death overall, killing more than 129,000 people a year. 
  • Stroke is the No. 3 cause of death for women and No. 5 cause of death for men.
  • Stroke is the No. 1 preventable cause of disability.
  • About 795,000 people have a stroke every year.
  • An estimated 6.8 million Americans 20 and older have had a stroke.

Beyond F.A.S.T. – Other Symptoms You Should Know
  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the leg, arm or face
  • Sudden confusion or trouble understanding
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • Sudden severe headache with no known cause

Download the F.A.S.T. app for your smartphone at

When you recognize a stroke and immediately call 9-1-1, the person has a greater chance of getting to an appropriate hospital quickly and being assessed for treatment options like a clot-busting drug and other medical devices. But many people do not know the warning signs of a stroke – information that may save a life.

This is one Millenial who's not gonna say
I Sorry Con Ehcuse Meh
when it comes to strokes.

This post is a PSA on behalf of Bloggin' Mamas & the Ad Council, The American Heart Association, The American Stroke Association.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Bebe to the Third Power!

Expect the's a boy!!!

My son wanted a brother and my daughter wanted a sister, but now she's stuck. She'll have a BIG brother and a little brother. Least to say, daddy is ecstatic! We all are! 

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Epiphane Camera Bag Giveaway Until 5/27

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Giveaway started earlier this week, but I thought you'd like to know me a little better before clicking away at my posts.  ; )

This giveaway is for a stylish bag that's made for cameras, but I'm sure you'll agree with me that they are beautiful for any use. If you go to their website I know you'll have a hard time picking just one, so here's a way to make it easier. We're giving away this one!!

 Enter on the Rafflecopter Below for your chance to win. Event Dates: 5/13-5/27 Sponsored by: Epiphane bags Hosted by: Confessions of a stay at home mom Co-hosted by: Been There Done That With Kat

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Monday, May 12, 2014

About Me- About a Lot of Us

At the age of 28, going on almost a yr ago, I began to spiral into depression. Struggling to pay bills, my daughter being diagnosed with autism, my job just a job with a not so nice boss, not really thinking about or having any dreams or aspirations , I fell into a rut. I had always been pretty much happy-dancer, captain of a dance team, chorus member, cheerleader, magnet dancer, a messenger for the Florida house of representatives, graduating with an A.A. in nursing, a B.S. in Sociology from a prestigious university, a fiancee who loves me and two beautiful children; I still feel unaccomplished.  I was analyzing my life and finding that I had hit a plateau. Let me go back, I felt this because though I know I have been blessed and  well rounded, I was without focus. Not really truly confident to pursue any area, I am struggling to find "my career" or develop a sense of accomplishment as an "adult". I don't want to come off as complaining, but I feel like I peaked in high school and college. All the awards I've won and prestige were in my youth. I look at my children and want them to see me as a successful something? I will be their loving mother and I know that should be enough, but I guess what also made me feel this way were old friends I've seen at my age with careers, passion for something, even my mother followed her dream of writing-becoming a blogger (@ her then age of 49) something that not everyone supported (including myself, although I didn't come out and say it); I was and am actually very proud of her. The guts it took to quit her "cozy,stable" job to blog. It was shocking, but not surprising; my mom was always eccentric in her way- I love her regardless. Now, here I am following her, supporting her and proud of her accomplishments.  In this short period she has shined and does not let her fears over take her. Unlike me. But fear drives us to be better, do better, and so here I am hoping you'll follow me on my journey of finding my voice and hopefully not offending in the process. Or coming off as a privileged snob, that is not my intention. I am struggling, like I believe many people who are trying to find their paths in this world, hoping our next decision is better than our last. 

Thank you for your warm welcome to the blogosphere and I hope you continue to read and see where I go from here. As my mom would say, a gigasecond of gratitude.  

And my closing for those who don't see my brilliance - I sorry con ehcuse meh! Salud, fuerza y union.  ♥♥♥

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

$200 KZK Jewelry Gift Certificate Giveaway!! Let's continue the Good Karma with KZK Jewelry & the Bloggin' Mamas!

Hope to see one of you winning this! As mom would say, Bella becomes Belleza, and there's no such thing as too much bling.  Thanks to Bloggin' Mamas for letting me join this giveaway.

 KZK Jewelry Giveaway

Babushka's Bebe has teamed up with Bloggin' Mamas and KZK Jewelry to offer you an awesome giveaway, just in time for Mother's Day.


Great style does not have to be complicated. KZK Jewelry and the idea behind it is super practical. Look effortlessly chic no matter what combination you put together. Pick your chain. Pick your pendants. It's so simple. It's so versatile. It's your own customizable jewelry collection. Their look book can be found by clicking on this link: To create jewelry that's both beautiful and versatile, you simply “attach” and detach pendants to the chain you choose for a myriad of stylish looks. One necklace, multiple looks. What's better than that for the busy, stylish woman on the go? The chains come in sterling silver and gold filled. And there are over 150 pendants to choose from including semi-precious stones, horn, pearls, druzy, agate, crystal, etc. Prices for the chains range from $55-$285 and prices for the pendants range from $9-$74 (with some special one-of-a-kind pendants ranging from $98--$198). Please also check out their web site at for more ideas and inspiration. From now until Mother's Day, you can get free shipping when you use the code KZK4Mom Order by 5/7/14 to guarantee Mother's Day delivery!


$200 KZK Jewelry Gift Certificate and Jewelry Style Consult

The giveaway starts 5/6/14 at 12:01am EST and ends 5/11/14 at 11:59pm EST. It is open to United States Residents 18 and over. Winner will be selected via and notified via email within 48 hours after the drawing. Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected. Winner's name will be displayed via the Rafflecopter widget below.


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Loved the jewelry and the limitless combinations- aren't they great?? Good luck everyone!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

My 1st Giveaway !! $500 Target Gift Card

 A $500 Target Gift Card to give to one of you!! My mom Bohemian Babushka gave me this "Welcome to the Family Business" giveaway to share because she's a big believer in Karma, and I'm so thrilled you're here that I hope one of you win it!! Here's the giveaway-

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Who’s ready to get their spring & summer shopping on? This month we’re giving away a $500 Target gift card to one of our fabulous readers! Remember, you can enter daily and earn bonus entries by sharing the giveaway with your friends on social media. Good luck!
Prizes: $500 Target Gift Card
Organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck!
Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Besides the mandatory blog comment entry, all other entries are optional. Giveaway ends 5/31 and is open worldwide.

Are you a blogger who wants to participate in giveaways like these to grow your blog? Click here to find out how you can join a totally awesome group of bloggers!

Good Luck Everybody!!!