I Fell In Love With This Valentine’s Day Commercial #BoyMom

I Fell In Love With This Valentine’s Day Commercial

My three Valentine’s on the Winter Beach of Cape May.


Have you seen this commercial? Okay, I’m not being sponsored by KMart, I just fell in love with this commercial. It really stirred up a lot of memories about the relationship my two sons had with their Grandmas. My sons worshiped their Grandmas. My oldest son had the most time with two grandmas, both of them gone now. My sons were 16 and 8 when my mom and mother in law passed away within a few weeks of each other, my daughter was just about to have her first birthday. Sadly, she’ll never know the joy of having a Grandma. She’ll never feel that love that only a grandma can give. Maybe that’s why I adored this commercial. My sons had that joy, that love. Seeing this commercial helped me to remember the love they had for each other and just how special it was….

You see, although some people do not “get into” Valentine’s Day and think it’s just another marketed holiday. I cannot help but celebrate Love, on Valentine’s Day, on any day. My life has changed and it’s different without my mom and mother in law around. When I saw this commercial it made me happy, it hit me in the heart that my sons had that chance to love their grandmas, to share special memories with them. So, if you are a boymom, I’m sure you will love this commercial.

Happy Valentine’s Day! Do you have a special memory with your Grandparents? I lived far away from my grandparents and could not wait to visit them. Most times it was a once or twice a year visit. We created a lot of memories. I loved how my grandparents would make such a Big fuss when I can in to visit!


Disclosure: This is a personal post. All opinions were that of Diane Sullivan. Contact me at 3decades3kids@gmail.com or @3decades3kids everywhere else. 

#Giveaway Stop & Shop Warms Up Your Heart with Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas #ValentinesDay

Giveaway: Stop & Shop Warms Up Your Heart with Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

We Have A $25 Stop and Shop Gift Card Just For You!

This was our Stop and Shop Valentine’s Day Shopping Spree- Complete with Chocolate Valentine heart, Cookies, flowers, Rose cupcakes, Chocolate covered Wavy lays (Yes!!), Icee Petit Fors, Conversation hearts, a gift basket, plush and more.


It’s hard to believe that Valentine’s Day weekend is going to be here in a blink! Stop and Shop will help you “Set the Mood” with Flowers, Sweet Treats, New Products, Recipes and Express Lanes.

We took a trip to our local Stop and Shop so we could see first hand what Valentine goodies we could find. Wooza, we left with our hands full of treats for loved ones, family, friends and the teacher, too!  The Stop & Shop we completely ready with plenty of ideas to make this Valentine’s Day extra special.

The flowers at Stop and Shop are lovely. This is a $9.99 bouquet and and extra $5.00 one combined with a $1.99 balloon. ( I had the vase but used the bouquet wrapping to wrap the vase.)



Bonus: THIS is great!!!! Each store has set up a designated Lover’s Lane Express Checkout reserved just for Valentine’s Day purchases, including flowers, bakery treats, cards and candies allowing customers to get in and out of the store quickly. How awesome is that? I love it especially because I am the one running in at the last minute grabbing something I forgot for Valentine’s Day!

I was thrilled at the variety of flowers to choose from to make the perfect bouquet. Stop & Shop is featuring single and dozen rose bouquets, rose bunches and premium roses to satisfy anyone’s budget or choose from store made arrangements, mixed flower bouquets, flowering plants, balloons and much, much more! Stop & Shop sources all of its flowers from farms whose stated goal is to help producers in developing countries achieve better trading conditions and to promote sustainability so you can be sure that your flower purchase is not only brightening the day of a loved one, but also being a better neighbor to the environment too.

How cute is this little gift basket? There are so many choices of plush, cookies, chocolate and more. Something for everyone!


If you’re looking for something a little more special, Stop & Shop’s team of florists can help you put together a custom arrangement. Just call your local Stop & Shop to place an order or have a floral associate help you choose the perfect bouquet. This is definitely another perk!

Of course, I’m sure I’m not the only one that is “Cooking In” on Valentine’s Day night. If you are like me you can kick up your homemade romantic dinner with Stop & Shop’s exclusive brand new World Menu products. These internationally, inspired items feature quality ingredients and bold flavors, including many Italian and Asian favorites. Found throughout the store with a large variety in the frozen department, World Menu products bring the tastes from around the world to your kitchen for quick and easy meals in just minutes. Try ricotta and spinach tortellini paired with broccoli rabe & smoked provolone or enjoy chicken pot stickers with sweet & sour chicken for a new take on take-out. For more information about our new World Menu products visit http://stopandshop.com/shopping/our-stores/our-brands/.  Also, don’t forget to check out Stop & Shop’s Recipe Center for thousands of entrée, appetizer and dessert ideas for all skill levels at http://stopandshop.com/recipes-and-meals/recipe-center/. Ingredients for all are available in-store.

Just how adorable are these Rose cupcakes?!! $4.99 for eight beautiful cupcakes! Did I mention there were Peeps!?


This Special Dish will make you look like a master chef! Stop & Shop’s shrimp primavera is an easy dish that will get you from the kitchen to table in less than an hour. To spice things up this Valentine’s Day add in cayenne pepper or hot sauce.

Shrimp Primavera


  • 1 Tbsp Stop & Shop canola or olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp fresh garlic, crushed
  • 1 medium yellow onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 large green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 14 oz. Stop & Shop can diced tomatoes
  • 6 oz. can Stop & Shop tomato paste, mixed w/ 1 cup water
  • ½ tsp dried basil
  • ¼ tsp dry oregano
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper or hot sauce
  • 1 dash black pepper
  • 1 lb fully cooked Stop & Shop shrimp, peeled
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 12 oz. Stop & Shop pasta (spaghetti, linguine or small shells)


Heat the oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and onion and cook one minute. Add green pepper and sauté until tender-crisp, about 2 minutes. Add tomatoes, tomato paste and seasonings. Stir well and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook pasta according to directions. When pasta is almost done, add cooked and peeled shrimp to the sauce just to heat through but do not overcook. Squeeze lemon juice and stir in. Ladle shrimp and sauce over pasta.

Have a sweet tooth?

Stop into the bakery department for Stop & Shop’s special real whipped cream strawberry cake or choose from a variety of cookies, cakes and other pastries. Don’t forget the produce section to make your own covered strawberries! Strawberries are buy one, get one free the week of February 8 at all Stop & Shop stores.

Stop & Shop also offers a wide variety of gift cards to your Valentine’s favorite chain restaurants, major retailers, movie theatres and more! Customers who use their Loyalty Card will also earn four times theGas Extra Rewards points on select gift card purchases.

If you plan ahead or wait until February 14, think Stop & Shop for all of your Valentine’s Day-related goodies!

visit www.stopandshop.com or www.facebook.com/stopandshop.

GIVEAWAY: We have teamed up with Stop and Shop to bring you a little love on Valentine’s Day. We have a $25 Gift Card just for you. Winner will be chosen on Valentine’s Day at noon. USA/18+ please. Winner must be a 3decades3kids verified subscriber. To enter please answer this question in the comments below. What do you like about Valentine’s Day?

…..For me, I love celebrating with hubby and the kids. Valentine’s are fun. My daughter and I bake together. Since this year it falls on Saturday, most likely we will go out for lunch and a movie!

Disclosure: Gift cards provided by Stop and Shop for review products and giveaway. All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan. Contact me at 3decades3kids@gmail.com and everywhere else at @3decades3kids.