Valentine Decorations From JOYIN.com

Valentine Decorations From JOYIN.com

Our family, well especially me, love to decorate when it comes to the holidays! Valentine’s Day is a biggie around this house. February, in particular, is a special month for me because of the obvious, Valentine’s Day, I was also engaged during the month of February, had my very first date with hubby during Feb and my first son was born during the month of February! Not to leave out one of my favorite days of the year, Groundhog Day! So, with saying that I can tell you that I was thrilled to team up with JOYIN.com and choose some adorable, festive Valentine’s Day decorations to help celebrate! Click here to see the fun we had inflating the balloons! 

First off, I chose the Sweetheart banner! There is nothing that says Valentine’s fun like a super cute Sweetheart with a themed phrase. I could not resist! Best of all there are five banners in one package all for $14.99. You can hang them on your fireplace, around the kitchen, over the doorways, on your bedroom mirror, or more! I still have not decided exactly where ours will go. I know for sure I am reserving one or two strands for the fireplace! The official name for this product is Valentines Day Candy Hearts Garland Banner.

Secondly, I chose balloons! Of course, I chose balloons. I love balloons! They make me happy. I loved them as a child and I love them now. There is just something about a balloon that creates happiness. When I saw this set of twenty-four pieces I know I had to have it. Priced at only $14.99, how could I resist! The official product name is Valentine Decoration Large Foil Balloons

If crafts are your thing you will not be able to pass up this Valentine’s Day Craft Set that comes with over 700 pieces for only $20.99.  The set includes foam stickers, stickers, temporary tattoos, and stamps. Set of over 700 pieces comes with over 60 different designs including different pink and red heart shapes, kitty cat, owl, chocolate, cupcake toppers, bear, love bug, candy, rose, red lip and many more! Bring on the fun!

Disclosure: Diane Sullivan/3decades3kids is a JOYIN partner blog. All opinions are that of our own and do not represent the views of the parent company. All products provided complimentary in order to facilitate this post. Contact me at Diane@3decades3kids.net or 3decades3kids@gmail.com or across all social media at @3decades3kids and TikTok @DianeNYC Thank you for reading our content. We love writing it just for you! 

GIVEAWAY: Netflix Gabby’s Dollhouse and Buttercup Bakeshop

GIVEAWAY

Netflix Gabby’s Dollhouse and Buttercup Bakeshop 

Team Up To Make Your Valentine’s Day Sweet

Once again let’s give a hand to Netflix for an amazing show! Have you had the chance to watch Gabby’s Dollhouse on Netfix with your little one? If not, you definitely need to check it out ASAP! This animated adventure series for kids follows Gabby, a kitty enthusiast and her sidekick Pandy Paws on their various adventures. The current #1 Kids Show on Netflix in the US is full of cute cats, quirky crafts, colorful magic, and most importantly CUPCAKES! We are thrilled to partner with Netflix, Dreamworks, and Buttercup Bakeshop NYC this Valentine’s Day to make your weekend even sweeter than it already will be! Buttercup Bakeshop in NYC is a great go-to bakery for delicious cupcakes, cakes and a ton of baked up goodness! Please note, for this giveaway, the bakery is located in Manhattan and winners MUST  be able to pick up from the Midtown East location on February 13, 2021 only! Once winners are confirmed there will be a coordinated pick up time on that day!

Here’s the scoop (or should I say frosting) on this sweet giveaway:

  • There are 15 winners  to receive 2 free cupcakes, on behalf of Dreamworks, at Buttercup Bakeshop in NYC ( 973 2nd Ave, NY, NY)
  • You may choose any regular cupcakes for your free 2 cupcakes. No special/deluxe cupcakes or other baked goods are allowed as substitutes.
  • The giveaway is only valid for the day of Feb 13th, this offer is not transferrable to any other day or order.
  • Please show up at your designated pick up time to avoid a crowd and line at the time of pick up
  • Please practice social distancing and follow all CDC guidelines and health & safety rules set by the shop.

HOW DO I ENTER?

  1. Like and comment on our Gabby’s Dollhouse pic on Instagram.com/3decades3kids
  2. Tag some friends who would like to win! We have 15 winners! Tag each one in a separate comment to count as a separate entry!
  3. No Instagram? Email us at 3decades3kids@gmail.com with Gabby’s Dollhouse in the subject line! Tell us who you would share the cupcakes with and your name! 
  4. Good Luck! Winners will be chosen Sunday Feb. 7th at noon. 
  5. For an extra entry share in your stories and tag @3decades3kids

Address: Buttercup Bakeshop- 973 2nd Ave, NY, NY 10022 (Midtown East Location) 

Gabby’s Dollhouse is now streaming on Netflix and Rated TV-Y.

Created By Traci-Paige Johnson (the creator of Blue’s Clues) + Jennifer Twomey

Cast: Laila Lockhart Kraner, Tucker Chandler, Juliet Donenfeld + more!

With a little magic and a new surprise every day, Gabby’sDollhouse is filled with mini-worlds, irresistible kitty characters, and super fun adventures! Join Gabby as she unboxes a brand new surprise every episode, shares her excitement with her best stuffed animal pal, Pandy Paws, and takes everyone on the next great adventure.

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Disclosure: Diane Sullivan/3decades3kids is a Netflix/Dreamworks/GabbysDollhouse partner blog. All opinions are that of Diane and do not reflect the views of the parent company represented in this post or across social media. Contact Diane at 3decades3kids@gmail.com 

Disney Vacation Club 30th Anniversary

Disney Vacation Club 30th AnniversaryThe Sullivan Family- Members Since 1997

Disney Vacation Club is turning THIRTY!! Happy Birthday DVC, to you and all your members and all the memories made along the way! I remember the time, I remember the day, I remember looking at hubby and thinking how Disney Vacation Club was like a dream come true for our family. Back then, in 1997, almost 25 years ago we were a family of three. We loved Disney! I loved it as a child. Hubby loved it as a child. Now there we were with our own child and the Disney love, the Disney Magic was being passed down to a new generation. From the moment we heard about DVC we knew we had to buy in. It was different than other timeshares. It was a way for us to visit Disney whenever we wanted and also have options to visit other places around the world! So, in 1997 we took the plunge and the perks and we became members and we have never (not even for a moment) ever regretted becoming part of the Disney Vacation Club Family. Flash forward THIRTY YEARS and here we all are. Somewhere along the way we have become a family of five and somewhere along the way we have shared a million happy, wonderful, magical times! We traveled with family and friends that are no longer here and yet they come to life when we visit our favorite place. We’ve also made friends along the way. Disney Vacation Club members know other Disney Vacation Club members and their children and their parents and they may see some of them year after year, or meet up at the pool, or the park, and even text to see when they are heading to the most magical place on earth, Walt Disney World. Walt Disney would be proud of all the DVC members there are today! I am proud that we are DVC members since 1997 with many years to come!

SO let’s get into what the Big Plans are to celebrate! Here’s a look at what’s in store for Disney Vacation Club Members as we begin the celebration officially this February!

To kick off our 30th Anniversary Celebration, join Disney Vacation Club for “We Go On,” a streaming, made-for-Members musical production that celebrates Membership Magic at home. Learn about new ways to enjoy your Membership in 2021 and enjoy uplifting entertainment, including inspirational musical performances by stage and screen star Keala Settle (“The Greatest Showman”) and the EPCOT fan-favorite Voices of Liberty. We have already watched it and LOVED it! You will, too!

The Disney Vacation Club 30th Anniversary Merchandise is coming and you will WANT it ALL!  You can celebrate 30 years in style with customizable Disney Vacation Club 30th Anniversary Merchandise – available now at shopdisney.com/membermarketplace. I absolutely LOVE the personalized tee that shows off your family name and year that you became a member! I remember at the parks when we would proudly wear our buttons and get stopped and asked by people about DVC! The answer was always the same, BUY IT!!

The Disney Vacation Club Member Lounge – Continues in 2021 and we are pretty excited! It’s a must do for our family. We always plan it out that we pop in to the DVC Member Lounge! It’s a great place to meet other members and honestly you can grab some of their favorite tips about resorts and rides and share some of your own! Disney Vacation Club Member Lounge, overlooking EPCOT in the park’s Imagination! pavilion, will remain open through 2021. Available for Members with paid admission to EPCOT, the lounge is open daily from noon to 7 p.m. Starting Jan. 31, the lounge will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. This Member benefit offers a convenient and comfortable place to recharge while visiting the theme park. There’s lots of casual seating, complimentary beverages, device-charging stations, Wi-Fi, computer stations, a printer and mounted tablets pre-set to help you access many Disney websites. PS: There is COFFEE!! I know it may be hot outside when we visit but I can never resist a good cup of coffee! Thanks, Member Lounge!

Among all of the fun that Disney has in the works I think I am most excited about the Scenic-Selfie Scavenger Hunt that Debuts Feb. 16.  Members are invited to take part in a brand-new scavenger hunt across Walt Disney World Resort. In this interactive and informative selfie-collecting quest, Disney Vacation Club Members will discover thematic insights and Disney details that are woven into the storytelling of each of the parks.

Although the full-length 30th Anniversary Musical Streaming Event, “We Go On,” is only intended to be shared with Disney Vacation Club Members, we could not let our DISNEY friends miss out on this amazing performance, so we are pleased to share one available to all Disney fans! In this powerful musical moment, stage and screen star Keala Settle performs an emotional rendition of the Disney classic “it’s a small world.”

Images + Credits:

Keala Settle – Disney Vacation Club 30th Special, Mickey Mouse – Disney Vacation Club 30th Special

Disclosure: Diane Sullivan/3decades3kids is a Disney partner blog. Along with blogging about Disney Vacation Club our family has been DVC Members since 1997 and proud of it. To find out more about DisneyVacationClub click here to receive a complimentary DVD about becoming a member. All information provided by Disney Vacation Club media team. All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan and do not reflect the views of the parent company represented in this blog post. Contact Diane at Diane@3decades3kids.net or 3decades3kids@gmail.com, @3decades3kids and @DianeNYC on TikTok.

 

 

Flora And Ulysses! Disney+ Original! Happy Squirrel Appreciation Day!

Flora And Ulysses! A Disney+ Original!

Happy Squirrel Appreciation Day! 

At this point in time we all need a little break, a little laugh, a little screen time that does not have a teacher on the other side of it! I think that the latest Disney+ Original, Flora And Ulysses is going to be a perfect break for the family to watch together. I watched the trailer and could not stop from laughing!

Although the movie does not launch until Feb. 19th I had to write about it today since it’s National Squirrel Appreciation Day! Who knew? Squirrel Appreciation Day? Okay, I’ll go with that. We have two squirrels in the yard that drive me absolutely nuts, but I am quite used to them at this point! Do I really appreciate them thought, let me think about this?!

Anyway, I wanted to share this fun Flora And Ulysses Activity Sheet with you! I think you will love it!

Disney’s “Flora & Ulysses” is a comedy-adventure based on the Newbery Award-winning book about 10-year-old Flora, an avid comic book fan and a self-avowed cynic, whose parents have recently separated. After rescuing a squirrel she names Ulysses, Flora is amazed to discover he possesses unique superhero powers which take them on an adventure of humorous complications that ultimately change Flora’s life–and her outlook–forever. “Flora & Ulysses” stars Matilda Lawler, Alyson Hannigan, Ben Schwartz, Anna Deavere Smith, Danny Pudi, Benjamin Evans Ainsworth, Janeane Garofolo and Kate McCucci. It was directed by Lena Khan and produced by Gil Netter. Based on the novel “Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures” by Kate DiCamillo, the film’s screenplay is by Brad Copeland. Katterli Frauenfelder and James Powers served as executive producers.

Disclosure: Diane Sullivan and 3decades3kids is a Disney+ Partner blog. All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan and do not reflect the views of the parent company represented in this post. Contact me at @3decades3kids across all social media and @DianeNYC on TikTok! Diane@3decades3kids.net for emails or DM on any social network.

Disney+ and Pixar’s SOUL!

Disney+ and Pixar’s SOUL Now Available!

If you know me, you know that I have been off the grid lately. The bad news is I have missed chatting with everyone as much as I used to BUT the GOOD news it that we are HOME! Our family is finally back home. So, what is the first thing you think we did after unboxing a neverending stack of bins? We took a break and had a Disney+ family movie night! Personally, I have been waiting for Disney+ and Pixar’s all-new animated film, SOUL since I first heard about it. How could I resist a movie set on the streets of NYC and featuring Pixar’s first Black main character, Joe Gardner!?! The movie also is starring the voices of Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Phylicia Rashad, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Angela Bassett, and many more. It did not disappoint at all and honestly was just what our family needed. If you are looking for a great movie night choice, SOUL is a perfect choice!

Wondering what the movie, SOUL is all about? What is it that makes you…YOU? Pixar Animation Studios’ all-new feature film “Soul” introduces Joe Gardner (voice of Jamie Foxx) – a middle-school band teacher who gets the chance of a lifetime to play at the best jazz club in town. But one small misstep takes him from the streets of New York City to The Great Before – a fantastical place where new souls get their personalities, quirks and interests before they go to Earth. Determined to return to his life, Joe teams up with a precocious soul, 22 (voice of Tina Fey), who has never understood the appeal of the human experience. As Joe desperately tries to show 22 what’s great about living, he may just discover the answers to some of life’s most important questions.

Directed by Academy Award® winner Pete Docter (“Inside Out,” “Up”), co-directed by Kemp Powers (“One Night in Miami”) and produced by Academy Award nominee Dana Murray, p.g.a. (Pixar short “Lou”).

Disney and Pixar’s “Soul” is available exclusively on Disney+ (where Disney+ is available)

ALSO, if you are a teacher or homeschooler you will definitely want to check out Young Minds Inspired for some amazing ideas and focused worksheets for your child/student aged Grade 3-5. As a former teacher I know I would have definitely enjoyed sharing the ideas with my class and with my own children when they were during the grade frame. You can access the site here: https://ymiclassroom.com/lesson-plans/pixarsoul/

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Check out the awesome trailer of SOUL here!

Soul Activity Sheets.pdf

Disclosure: Diane Sullivan/3decades3kids is a Disney+ partner blog. All opinions are that of Diane and do not represent the views of the parent company represented within this post. Contact Diane for collabs across all social media at @3decades3kids and on TikTok as @DianeNYC In the meantime please go and watch SOUL on Disney+. I can’t wait to hear what you think about the movie!