ENTER NOW!! Ends 1/31/18 Rockin’ the Slopes Sweepstakes!!! @rockinProtein

Rockin’ Protein, the official protein beverage of U.S. Ski and Snowboard teams hosts Rockin’ the Slopes Sweepstakes!


I am beyond excited to share this great giveaway with you! How amazing would it be for one of my very own followers  win a VIP ski getaway to Squaw Valley, California for two on March 22-25, 2018. That is RIGHT!!! WHO WANTS IT!??? 

The prize includes two VIP tickets to the Liberty Mutual Insurance NASTAR National Championships, roundtrip airfare for two, three nights lodging, two days of ski lift access for two and enough Rockin’ Protein to keep you fueled all weekend long. The sweeps ends  on January 31, 2018, so make sure to get your entry in! Bring on the fun and bring on the PROTEIN!! I’m all in!!


You  can enter the sweepstakes on Ted Ligety’s Instagram   <<— Click here to enter!! 🙂 page. To be eligible to win, you have to follow @RockinProtein on Instagram and tag a buddy in the comments of the post. How easy is that? Get over to the IG account and take a chance. The next thing you know  you may be on your way to Cali! I know I have the dates open! lol. I’m all about Cali, Skiing and PROTEIN!!! Hola! Good Luck! Keep me posted on if you WIN! I mean, it is for TWO people!

Good Luck, friends….GOOD LUCK!! PS: This giveaway is WORTH making an Instagram account over! Tweet me at @3decades3kids if you need help setting that up! 

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are that of my own and honest (as you can tell)! My honest opinion about this is EXCITED!! Contact me at 3decades3kids@gmail.com for collabs. 

Celebrate National Plan For Vacation Day This Janaury 30th With Alamo!

Celebrate National Plan For Vacation Day This January 30th With Alamo!


 Every year, just after the New Year begins, the discussion at the dinner table starts up about summer vacations! Although the weather has been like living in the North Pole, it does not stop the kids from coming up with suggestions and plans for those future hot days. Summer will definitely get here within a matter of months and snow will become a faint memory. So, how do you begin planning your summer vacation days?

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Thanks to Alamo you are in for some real fun and preplanning that will keep you out of the “last minute” dog house! In our family, I am and have always been the planner. Hubby is more laid back and leaves most things until the last minute. I like to know when and where we are going to get the best deals so I can just sit back, print out a countdown calendar and breathe! Sometimes waiting until the last second works, but most time all the good deals, hotel room packages, hotel rooms and best rental car deals are wiped clean. For example, Alamo currently has a limited time offer of 10 percent off weekly base rates for rentals reserved January 23 through February 6 and rented between March 1 and August 31, 2018. Oh yeah! With 10% off I can buy more souvenirs!GWLS9

Vacation has always been a time to just chill out and regroup. I mean, what is the point of working your tail off all year if you can’t give yourself a little bit of a reward. Everyone can join Alamo and “Project: Time Off” on January 30, 2018, to celebrate National Plan for Vacation Day. On this day, everyone will be encouraged to declare their vacation days for the rest of the year, at the start of the year! I’m all about vacation… what about you? Alamo Rent A Car has made planning vacations SO easy through the Vacation Planning Toolkit ! If your family may be unsure about where you should go on vacation this year, Alamo can help you out. The activities in the toolkit make it so simple and guide your family into vacation planning like you have never had before! They have tools that will help conversations flow and make the process more fun for all (including the kids)! I’m all about easy… let’s do this family! Let’s do this Alamo!

I’m obsessed with the Travelopoly Vacation Planning Activity on Alamo’s Toolkit! It’s a perfect way to see where everyone’s head is when it comes to dreaming about the beach, the city or the outdoors! SO grab the family and sit on down, the fun is about to begin! The copies below are examples of activity sheets you can easily print out to get the vacation planning ball rolling! Print your own copy by clicking here!


Once your family has a few ideas of where they want to go this summer, please be sure to head over to Alamo’s Scenic Route to find more suggestions on seasonal travel, adventure journals and vacation tales before you book. Before you know it, you will have your summer vacation all planned out smack dab in the heart of this winter! You will be so relieved you started to plan in January. That way, when it comes time for you to take the vacation you can relax. As for our family, our vacation this summer is pretty much planned out and everything is reserved! We’ll be cruising to some fun and adventurous destinations when the schooldays are done! Be sure to follow along for all of our travel fun. We use the hashtag #Roadtrip2fun on all of our trips! I also encourage you to join the conversation on social around National Plan for Vacation Day by using the hashtag #PlanForVacation or adding the Facebook event to your calendar.

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2018 Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Slate! Bring On The Movies!

2018 Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Slate- WOWOW!!! This Looks Amazing!! Bring On The Disney Movies!!

 2018 is here and not going anywhere soon! January is always such an exciting month to grab some dreams and hold on tight! We all set up our expectations and hopes and dreams for the year. When it comes to movies, Walt Disney Studios looks like it is about to knock it out of the ballpark this year! Wow!! I can’t even imagine HOW GOOD these movies are going to be! Also, please don’t ask me my favorite! I do not know! I would not even know how to remix them to put them in order of like to dislike. I am EXCITED about ALL of them!! So let’s go through them one by one……


February 16, 2018 – BLACK PANTHER (Marvel Studios)


Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.

“Black Panther” stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, with Angela Bassett, with Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis. The film is directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Nate Moore, Jeffrey Chernov and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole wrote the screenplay. 


TRAILER: YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/xjDjIWPwcPU


 March 9, 2018 – A WRINKLE IN TIME (Walt Disney Studios)

#WrinkleInTime From visionary director Ava DuVernay comes Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” an epic adventure based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic which takes audiences across dimensions of time and space,  examining the nature of darkness versus light and, ultimately, the triumph of love. Through one girl’s transformative journey led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes from embracing one’s individuality and that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel by one’s own light.

Meg Murry is a typical middle school student struggling with issues of self-worth who just wants to fit in. The daughter of two world-renowned physicists, she is intelligent and uniquely gifted, as is Meg’s younger brother, Charles Wallace, but she has yet to realize it for herself. Complicating matters is the mysterious disappearance of Mr. Murry, which has left Meg devastated and her mother broken-hearted. Charles Wallace introduces Meg and her fellow classmate Calvin to three celestial beings (Mrs. Which, Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Who) who have journeyed to Earth to help search for their father, and together they embark on their formidable quest. Travelling via a wrinkling of time and space known as tessering, they are transported to worlds beyond their imagination where they must confront a powerful evil force. To make it back home to Earth, Meg must face the darkness within herself in order to harness the strength necessary to defeat the darkness rapidly enveloping the Universe.

Directed by Oscar® nominee Ava DuVernay from a screenplay by Oscar winner Jennifer Lee based upon the beloved novel by Madeleine L’Engle, “A Wrinkle in Time” stars: two-time Academy Award® nominee  Oprah Winfrey as Mrs. Which, Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon as Mrs. Whatsit, Emmy® nominee Mindy Kaling as Mrs. Who, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Mrs. Murry, Michael Peňa as Red and introducing Storm Reid as Meg Murry, with two-time Emmy winner Zach Galifianakis as The Happy Medium and Emmy nominee Chris Pine as Mr. Murry.

Produced by Jim Whitaker and Catherine Hand with Doug Merrifield and Adam Borba serving as executive producers, the film also boasts an impressive creative team featuring some of the most talented and skilled craft persons working today, including: Tobias Schliessler, ASC as director of photography, Naomi Shohan as production designer, Oscar®-nominee Spencer Averick as film editor, two-time Academy Award®-nominee Paco Delgado as costume designer with music by Ramin Djawadi.


“A Wrinkle in Time” opens nationwide on March 9, 2018.



 TRAILER:YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/UhZ56rcWwRQ


May 4, 2018 – AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (Marvel Studios)

#InfinityWar An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe. Anthony and Joe Russo direct the film, which is produced by Kevin Feige. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo and Stan Lee are the executive producers. Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely wrote the screenplay.

“Avengers: Infinity War” releases in U.S. theaters on May 4, 2018.



 TRAILER:YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/6ZfuNTqbHE8  

May 25, 2018 – SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (Lucasfilm)

Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

 “Solo: A Star Wars Story” releases in U.S. theatres on May 25, 2018. 



June 15, 2018 – INCREDIBLES 2 (Disney / Pixar)

#Incredibles2 Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in “Incredibles 2” – but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again—which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible.

Directed by Brad Bird (“Iron Giant,” “The Incredibles”) and produced by John Walker (“The Incredibles”) and Nicole Grindle (“Sanjay’s Super Team” short, “Toy Story 3” associate producer), “Incredibles 2” busts into theaters on June 15, 2018.


        TRAILER: YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/ZJDMWVZta3M

July 6, 2018 – ANT-MAN AND THE WASP (Marvel Studios)

#AntManAndTheWasp From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink: “Ant-Man and The Wasp.”  In the aftermath of “Captain America:  Civil War,” Scott Lang (Rudd) grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father.  As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne (Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas) with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from their past.

 “Ant-Man and the Wasp” is directed by Peyton Reed and stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Pena, Walter Goggins, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Tip “T.I.” Harris, David Dastmalchian, Hannah John Kamen, Abby Ryder-Fortson, Randall Park, with Michelle Pfeiffer, with Lawrence Fishburne, and Michael Douglas. Kevin Feige is producing with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Stephen Broussard, Charles Newirth and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers, Paul Rudd, Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari wrote the screenplay. 


August 3, 2018 – DISNEY’S CHRISTOPHER ROBIN (Walt Disney Studios)

In the heartwarming live action adventure “Disney’s Christopher Robin,” the young boy who loved embarking on adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with a band of spirited and loveable stuffed animals, has grown up and lost his way. Now it’s up to his childhood friends to venture into our world and help Christopher Robin remember the loving and playful boy who is still inside.

 “Disney’s Christopher Robin” releases in U.S. theatres on August 3, 2018.



November 2, 2018 –  THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS (Walt Disney Studios)

#DisneysNutcracker All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman) annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key—which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. It’s there that Clara encounters a soldier named Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight), a gang of mice and the regents who preside over three Realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and Land of Sweets. Clara and Phillip must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren), to retrieve Clara’s key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world. Starring Keira Knightley as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Disney’s new holiday feature film “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” is directed by Lasse Hallström and inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale.



TRAILER: YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/2ktuvx9hrMw  

November 21, 2018 – RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET: WRECK-IT RALPH 2 (Walt Disney Animation Studios)

“Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2” leaves Litwak’s video arcade behind, venturing into the uncharted, expansive and thrilling world of the internet—which may or may not survive Ralph’s wrecking. Video game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) must risk it all by traveling to the world wide web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope’s video game, Sugar Rush. In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet—the netizens—to help navigate their way, including a webite entrepreneur named Yesss (voice of Taraji P. Henson), who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of trend-making site “BuzzzTube.” Directed by Rich Moore (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph”) and Phil Johnston (co-writer “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Cedar Rapids,” co-writer “Zootopia,”), and produced by Clark Spencer (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Bolt”), “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-Ralph 2” hits theaters on Nov. 21, 2018.



December 25, 2018 – MARY POPPINS RETURNS (Walt Disney Studios)

#MaryPoppinsReturns In Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” an all new sequel with a fresh sensibility that celebrates the spirit of the original, Mary Poppins is back to help the next generation of the Banks family find the joy and wonder missing in their lives. Emily Blunt (“The Girl on the Train,” “Into the Woods”) stars as the practically-perfect nanny with unique magical skills who can turn any task into an unforgettable, fantastic adventure and Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Hamilton,” “Moana”) plays her friend Jack, an optimistic street lamplighter who helps bring light—and life—to the streets of London. “Mary Poppins Returns” is directed by Rob Marshall (“Into the Woods,” “Chicago”). The screenplay is by David Magee (“Life of Pi”) and the screen story is by Magee & Marshall & John DeLuca (“Into the Woods”) based upon The Mary Poppins Stories by PL Travers. The producers are Marshall, DeLuca and Marc Platt (“La La Land”) with Callum McDougall serving as executive producer and the music is by Marc Shaiman (“Hairspray”) with songs by Shaiman and Scott Wittman (“Hairspray”). The film also stars Ben Whishaw (“Spectre”) as Michael Banks; Emily Mortimer (“Hugo”) as Jane Banks; Julie Walters (“Harry Potter” films) as the Banks’ housekeeper Ellen; with Colin Firth (“The King’s Speech”) as Fidelity Fiduciary Bank’s William Weatherall Wilkins; and Meryl Streep (“Florence Foster Jenkins”) as Mary’s eccentric cousin, Topsy and introduces three new Banks’ children played by Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and newcomer Joel Dawson. Angela Lansbury appears as the Balloon Lady, a treasured character from the PL Travers books and Dick Van Dyke is Mr. Dawes Jr., the retired chairman of the bank now run by Firth’s character.


PL Travers first introduced the world to the no-nonsense nanny in her 1934 children’s book “Mary Poppins.” However, the subsequent adventures of Mary Poppins remained only on the pages of the seven other PL Travers’ books…until now. “Mary Poppins Returns” is drawn from the wealth of material in these additional books. The film takes place in 1930s Depression-era London 24 years after the original film was set. Michael Banks works for the same financial institution that employed his father and still lives at 17 Cherry Tree Lane with his three children, Annabel, John and Georgie and their housekeeper Ellen. Carrying on in her mother’s tradition, Jane Banks campaigns for workers’ rights and provides a helping hand to Michael’s family. When the family suffers a personal loss, Mary Poppins magically re-enters their lives and with Jack’s help, brings joy and wonder back into their home. 




#Giveaway Medieval Times – The Queen Reigns Over The New Show!! #MTFAN

Medieval Times! There’s A New Show In Town And The Queen Reigns! Win a 4pack Of Tickets to the Lyndhurst, NJ Castle!

Med1Calling all Medieval Times fans! Our family has been fans since before we were even a family! I guess you could say the kids were born into a royal fan family. I can remember going with my friends as a teenager to my very first Medieval Times show on Spring Break down in Florida! It was a blast and none of us had ever seen anything like it in our lives. Of course that was many moons ago and I have been to the show many times since then. It was a huge deal for me when the castle was being built in Lyndhurst, NJ and so close to home! During the past years we have visited for birthdays, Father’s Day, class trips and more. Every single time we visit it’s the same result- everyone has an amazing time at the show! It’s really quite an experience that is great to attend with your friends, family, class or date night! Every time we visited whatever castle we went to we always looked forward to meeting the King! It was a given that he would be there to greet us and takes pictures with the family. Recently all of that changed at the Lyndhurst castle and our family was not positive how we would do with all of the new changes. Visit the Medieval Times site here: http://www.medievaltimes.com/


In the brand new show there is no more King. The Queen is soley in charge of the kingdom and the knights after her father (the king) passes away in his sleep. She is a firm yet very kind new respected leader with her new inherited power to rule. Recently our family was invited to check out the new show and we absolutely loved it! I thought it would be a little off without the King there but the show was just as incredible as usual! Our family was totally taken over by the new Queen and enjoyed meeting her to chat and take pics! She does a perfect job of taking care of the Kingdom for sure. The new show continues to highlight all of the things we already love about Medieval Times. There is a ton of  jousting, unique horsemanship, exuberant swordplay and as always a fresh, hot, four-course feast. The food feast has not changed at all. You family will enjoy hot tomato bisque, garlic bread, half of a roasted chicken, potato, a castle dessert and drinks- all of which are delicious!
I had to pull up a few photos of our prior visits to Medieval Times! For years and years every time we visit I buy the picture. Generally I’m not a picture buyer, but I just love the photo memories we have collected over the years. They are priceless along with the memories created on the days they were taken. When I am telling you my opinion about Medieval Times it’s not just about our last visit, it’s about a life time of happy memories!  Lyndhurst is the third castle out of 9 in the U.S. and Canada to be part of this major announcement. The subsequent castles will follow over the next nine to 12 months. Medieval Times owns and operates nine castles in the U.S. and Canada. There is one near everyone and if it’s a drive away, it’s definitely worth the drive.
 If you have seen the show in the past, there are a series of other significant changes to the show that are quite impressive! 
  1. More than 700 new costumes for all nine castles’ performers including horses, all of which are custom-designed and hand-made at a dedicated costume shop in Dallas, TX.
  2. 200 new suits of armor, shields, and helmets, all of which are custom-designed and hand-made at a dedicated armory in Florida. 
  3. More than 350 team members and 225 horses train and rehearse new lines and fight scenes for three months while still presenting the current show. 
  4. New music was composed by Dr. Daniel May, composer and jazz pianist who scored “Everest” and other films and who worked with Sting, The Moody Blues and others. He directed and recorded Medieval Times’ new show composition in Kiev with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine. He directed the choir in Ukraine with lyrics written by poet and choir member Solomia Gorokhivska, and a solo cellist and violin player from Pittsburgh, PA.  
  5. The audience experiences a live action film score that is precisely synchronized with every element of the show, from lights to fights; jousts to jabs; the Queen’s entry to curtain closings; and more.
  6. The sound and light team spends 120 hours programming 300 new music cues and 500 new lighting cues. Several castles are installing and programming a new LED lighting system that offers 256 colors versus the old 14-color system. The system is powered by 10 miles of cable and an estimated million-dollar upgrade. 


GIVEAWAY ALERT!! We are beyond thrilled to partner with Medieval Times NJ to offer one lucky 3decades3kids reader a family 4 pack of tickets to the show! Please enter on the rafflecopter below. Giveaway ends January 30, 2018 at 11:59pm. 18+/USA only. Prize consists of 4 one time use tickets good only at the Lyndhurst, NJ castle location. Tickets will be mailed to your address. Good luck!! I can’t wait to see how much you love Medieval Times!  Please note that by entering the giveaway, you may be opting in to occasional emails from Medieval Times with exclusive discount codes and events.

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In addition to the giveaway we have a fabulous discount code to take the entire family this January! Use code- VIP35 for $35 general admission tickets to any January show! This is an amazing code to take advantage of this January…and it’s always warm inside of Medieval Times! See you there! 


Disclosure: Media Night Invite provided- Giveaway tickets provided by Medieval Times. Opinions as always are my own and honest. Email me at Diane@3decades3kids.net, 3decades3kids@gmail.com or @3decades3kids across all social media platforms. 

Trolls: The Beat Goes On! Hits Netflix Today! @Netflix #StreamTeam

TROLLS: The Beat Goes On! Hits Netflix Today! Let’s Go Streaming!


Let’s all get our glitter on! Starting today you can grab the family and have some awesome fun right in your living room or on the road!! If you have a Trolls fan in your house you are going to LOVE to hear what we have to say! Those adorable little cuddlers are back and this time they are in a Netflix Original Series- Trolls: The Beat Goes On! Let’s get Streaming!

TrollsbeatEmTrollsbeat3Time for all-new stories and music featuring everyone’s favorite TROLLS! Picking up where the cheerful, glitter-filled hit movie DreamWorks Trolls left off, the Netflix original series DreamWorks Trolls: The Beat Goes On!, brings back Poppy, Branch, King Peppy, Smidge and the rest of the film’s beloved characters for more whimsical, musical adventures as they go about day-to-day life in Troll Village.


With original songs in each half-hour episode and immersive hand-drawn 2D animation, Trolls: The Beat Goes On! offers a unique musical and visual treat for all ages. The series features compositions by acclaimed songwriter and producer Alana Da Fonseca (the Pitch Perfect films, Alvin and the Chipmunks) as well as the voice talents of Amanda Leighton, Skylar Astin, Ron Funches, Gary Cole, David Koechner, and others.


Trolls: The Beat Goes On! comes from DreamWorks Animation Television. All six episodes of the animated series’ first season are available on Netflix TODAY! Here’s a new featurette and a new clip! 

Disclosure: Party products provided. No compensation for this post. Diane Sullivan is a Netflix Stream Team Member. Get the latest Netflix news here!!