#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.


#Giveaway Walkers Shortbread Host Your Own Viewing Party!

Walkers Shortbread Giveaway -Viewing Party

Host Your Own Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show


Dogs lovers unite! Feb 16 and 17 the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show will be on TV and you we know you will be watching. Walkers Shortbread has a awesome giveaway for 3decades3kids readers to host their own viewing party! Of course we know Walkers choice when it comes to doggies: Scotties of course! You can host your own viewing party with your favorite pup thanks to Walkers Shortbread. This awesome prize pack will keep both you and your pup happy during the show.

Giveaway: To enter email me at 3decades3kids@gmail.com with Walkers in the subject line. One winner will be chosen by random.org Wednesday at 10 am and contacted immediately for their address. If you would like to send your address in the email that would be great and save time if you win. Giveaway open to USA/18+.

Check out more about Walkers Shortbread here: Walkers Shortbread Scottie Dogs and Wellness Petite Treats For small breed dogs.

Disclosure: Diane Sullivan has partnered with Walkers Shortbread for this giveaway. No compensation was given for this post. Product samples were provided. Contact me at 3decades3kids@gmail.com and everywhere else at @3decades3kids.

Think Spring! Sesame Place Opens May 2 For Its 35th Season! @sesameplace

Think Spring! Sesame Place Opens May 2 For Its 35th Season!

It’s A Birthday Party You Won’t Want To Miss



It’s icy outside, it’s snowy outside, but we aren’t worried about that, we are thinking Spring! This year, believe it or not, Sesame Place will open its gates for the 35th Season. Now is the time to lock in low rates on Season Passes. If you have a little one in your house you will not want to waste time. They are literally only little for a very short time. You’re invited to join the party as we kick-off a season long celebration of our 35th birthday! Be the first to arrive at Sesame Place on Opening Day, May 2, 2015 at 10:00AM and enjoy a character birthday celebration followed by meet & greets with everyone’s favorite Sesame Street friends, dressed in their birthday party attire!  Don’t miss the debut of our new Neighborhood Birthday Party Parade!

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Check out all the awesomeness of Sesame Place. Sesame Place is fun Wet or Dry! There is plenty to do for the day or the weekend. We enjoy visiting during Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. There are different events going on during each season. So while you are sitting home on this chilly day, it’s time to start thinking Spring! See you at Sesame Place!


Here are some fun Dry Ideas

Some Wet Fun! Don’t Forget Your Bathing Suit

Leave Time For The Parades and Shows

You Can Also Dine With Characters. I would advise you to call ahead.


Disclosure: Diane Sullivan/ 3decades3kids is a Sesame Place Ambassador Blog. No compensation was given for this post. We are interested in your Spring and Summer fun and wanted to post about this great pass deal. Contact me at 3decades3kids@gmail.com and everywhere else at @3decades3kids. http://sesameplace.com/langhorne/

Celebrate Valentine’s Day With Hallmark e-cards #ValentinesDay

Celebrate Valentine’s Day With Hallmark e-cards


Have you ever sent an e-card? If you are like me, you never get to the card store in time. I am “forever” going to pick up that card and then it’s the day before or too late to send. Thank goodness for Hallmark e-cards! They have saved face for me more than once. Hopefully, none of my family is reading this. Well, your family never reads your blog anyway, right? This year I simply cut to the chase and am sending Valentine E-Cards from Hallmark. Now another problem, I never know which ones to choose! They are all so cute. It’s easy to say, “I Dig You” or “I Love You” with the awesome choices available! Of course I still buy hubby the hard copy one- I’ll never give him the free pass to send an e-card. lol.

I saved you some time by choosing some of my favorites!  Below you can find some of Hallmark eCards for Valentine’s Day! Check out all the selections at https://www.hallmarkecards.com/  Happy Valentine’s Day!


Welcome to the Love Party – Sometimes you just need to ignore your brain and follow your heart.

Cuddling Kitties – A kitty cuddle is the best way to keep cozy with someone special.

“The Fault in Our Stars” Little Infinity – “I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. You gave me forever within the          numbered days, and for that I am forever grateful. I love you.”

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I Dig You! – This stop-motion pup digs someone… I think it’s you!

Sending You My Love – Though it’s pretty far from my door to yours, here’s me sending you my love today.

Heart Diagram – You have my heart, or most of it anyways.

Love is… Surfing Together – When you’ve found that special person, love is wherever you are…

Love is… Movie Night When you’ve found that special person, love is when you’re next to them…

Disclosure: We love Hallmark Cards e-cards. No compensation was given for this post. Contact Diane Sullivan at 3decades3kids@gmail.com and everywhere else at @3decades3kids. #ValentinesDay

@Milkbone February 13th Valentine’s Day For Dogs #valentinesfordogs

Celebrate With Your Favorite Pup February 13th

Valentine’s Day For Dogs #valentinesfordogs


We all have Valentines right? We love celebrating with our furbabies, too! After all, they are there for us everyday!  This year, let’s celebrate our wonderful animal companions by making February 13th Valentine’s Day For Dogs  #valentinesfordogs. On this day, we make sure we’re also giving our pups the attention they deserve. How? I might take them out for a special walk at their favorite dog park, buy them a fluffy and comfy pet bed, or give them Milk-Bone dog treats. How will YOU connect with your dog this Valentine’s Day for Dogs? The good folks at Milk-Bone, Pup-Peroni, Milo’s Kitchen, and Canine Carry Outs have made it easy for you this year with a doggie Valentine’s Day card. Get yours today at [ https://www.bigheartpetvalentines.com/] What do you think of Valentine’s Day for Doggies? I think it’s a cute idea! We always give them treats anyway! xo Happy Valentine’s Day!


Valentine's Day Infographic


Disclosure: Media samples provided by Milk Bone. Contact Diane Sullivan at 3decades3kids@gmail.com and everywhere else at @3decadeskids.