Giveaway! Nintendo Animal Crossing New Horizons And Our Top Tips!

Giveaway! Nintendo Animal Crossing New Horizons- Our Top Ten Tips!

As you already know, we are family of gamers! From youngest to oldest, we game! I am personally obsessed with all things Nintendo! Recently our family checked out Nintendo Animal Crossing New Horizons and loved it! We were already Animal Crossing fans for years so we could not wait to see all the fun that we would encounter while playing Animal Crossing New Horizons! One of our favorite things we knew we would love would be visiting our friends’ islands via Dodo Airlines and be able to interact with them! Here are some of our Top Tips we have gathered up since playing the game. Hope you enjoy them and maybe they will help you out a little. If you have a tip that’s not here please drop it in the comments! We’d love to hear about it. You can enter our giveaway at the bottom of our tips! PS- Hope you enjoy our screenshots from the game! Here goes….

  1. You can water nearby flowers to grow new colors!
  2. Talk to Sable every day, and she’ll become more friendly. Once you’re her friend, she’ll give you cool patterns to customize items with!
  3. Every day, a bottle with a DIY recipe inside will wash up on one of your beaches. Be sure to check them all!
  4. You can trade your extra DIY recipes with your friends!
  5. Every island has different turnip prices, and they change at noon, so be sure to check your friends’ islands for good selling prices!
  6. If a villager gives you their photo, it means you’ve become best friends with them!
  7. Try talking to a friend’s villager if they’re moving out. You may find them moving onto your island soon!
  8. If you want to take a look at someone else’s island, but you’re too tired for a Dodo Airlines flight, no need to worry! Just lay down in a bed, and Luna can help you visit the island!
  9. Every Sunday until noon, Daisy Mae will be walking around your island selling turnips. They spoil the next Sunday, so try to sell them for a good price during the week!
  10. There are some songs, like “Animal City”, that K.K. Slider will not play unless you request them! He takes requests after 6PM, so make sure to stop by!

Bonus tip!!! You can sell your bugs to Flick and fish to C.J. for a higher price than you can at Nook’s Cranny!

GIVEAWAY: We have partnered with Nintendo so that one lucky 3decades3kids reader can have there own Nintendo Animal Crossing New Horizons game! We have ONE game code waiting for the lucky winner. Enter our giveaway on the rafflecopter below. Good luck! Giveaway ends August 14, 2020 at 11:59 pm. Prize delivery will be via email provided in the rafflecoptor. GAME ON!!!
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Disclosure: Both review game and prize code provided by Nintendo. Thanks Nintendo! All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan and do not reflect the views of the parent company represented in this posting. As always, thank you for reading our blog. You can follow us across all social media at @3decades3kids or email us at 3decades3kids@gmail.com

  

Giveaway- Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Giveaway-MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL

On Bluray/Dvd/HDdigital January 14, 2020

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is a fantasy adventure that picks up several years after “Maleficent,” in which audiences learned of the events that hardened the heart of Disney’s most notorious villain and drove her to curse a baby Princess Aurora. The film continues to explore the complex relationship between the horned fairy and the soon to be Queen as they form new alliances and face new adversaries in their struggle to protect the moors and the magical creatures that reside within.
Find out more about the movie and order your copy here: https://movies.disney.com/maleficent-mistress-of-evil
GIVEAWAY: I’m thrilled, as always to partner with Disney Pictures. One lucky reader will win the Disney’s Maleficent Mistress of Evil bluray/dvd/hddigital hard copy. Please enter on the rafflecopter below. Good luck. Winner chosen January 14, 2020 at 11:59 pm. Winner will be emailed and have 48 hours to respond and claim the prize. ( 18+/USA only).

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Disclosure: Diane Sullivan/3decades3kids is a Disney Pictures partner blog. All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan and do not reflect the views of the partner company represented. Movie copies provided by Disney Pictures/ Disney’s Maleficent Mistress of Evil. Please contact me via 3decades3kids@gmail.com or @3decades3kids 

Giveaway Disney’s Aladdin (Live Action) AND (Animated)

Giveaway Disney’s Aladdin Live Action AND Disney’s Aladdin Animated!

If there is one Disney movie I absolutely love it is Disney’s Aladdin! When I heard it was going to be made into a Live Action movie I kind of just shrugged it off and figured it would never live up to the original animated Aladdin. I was SO wrong! Our family of five packed into the theater opening night with a handful of doubts, yet we had to see it on the big screen. As soon as the movie began I knew I was completely off the mark and that it was going to be incredible. I can say with all honesty that I loved the live action Aladdin movie. It lived up for me in every single way. So now that it’s heading to the blu ray release there is only one thing to do, we will be watching Aladdin again and again! The live action as well as the original animated are both up there in my top Disney movies. Thanks for getting this one right, Disney! 

So here is the great news! Now you can own BOTH movies on bluray! They will both release on September 10th, 2019. We have partnered with Disney Pictures to have one lucky winner win BOTH the Live and Animated version! Enter on the rafflecopter below. Giveaway ends September 10th at 11:59pm. Winner contacted soonafter. (USA/18+).

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In 4K for the First Time, The Animated Classic “Aladdin” Joins the Walt Disney Signature Collection on Digital, 4K Ultra HD™ and Movies Anywhere now and on 4K Ultra HD™ and Blu-ray™ Sept. 10

Relive the adventure with the film’s iconic characters, timeless humor and award-winning music, available for the first time in shining, shimmering, splendid 4K Ultra HD™ with fresh extras, including original cast recordings and a brand-new sing-along version

Embark on a magic carpet ride with the entire family when Disney’s original animated classic “Aladdin” soars into the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection, granting nonstop laughs, action-packed adventure and Academy Award®–winning music (1992: Best Music, Original Song, “A Whole New World,” Original Score) for the first time in 4K Ultra HD. The Signature Collection Edition of “Aladdin” takes flight two weeks early in 4K Ultra HD, Digital in HD and Movies Anywhere now and lands on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Sept. 10 — with a brand-new sing-along version; all-new bonus features, including original cast recordings; and classic bonus material. The arrival coincides with the in-home release of 2019’s live-action film adaptation “Aladdin,” granting fans everywhere the opportunity to own both magical movies.  The Signature Collection Edition invites every member of the family to join Genie, Aladdin and Jasmine to belt out the unforgettable songs from “Aladdin” — such as “A Whole New World,” “Friend Like Me” and “Prince Ali” — through a new sing-along version. Other fresh features include a walk down memory lane with Scott Weinger (speaking voice of Aladdin) as he reflects on his personal journey portraying the diamond in the rough and meeting with the original cast and filmmakers, and one jump into the recording booth during the original recording sessions. Digital exclusive features legendary animator Eric Goldberg reminiscing about drawing Genie. Also included are hours of classic bonus gems, from hilarious outtakes with the legendary Robin Williams (voice of Genie) to an in-depth discussion with directors John Musker and Ron Clements.

Disney’s tale of the lovable “street rat,” Aladdin, self determined Princess Jasmine and the all-powerful Genie has remained a family favorite for over a quarter of a century. It all began with the animated classic “Aladdin,” the highest-grossing film of 1992 and a two-time Academy Award®–winner, and continued with the hit Broadway musical “Aladdin” and 2019’s live-action film adaptation “Aladdin,” directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Will Smith as Genie, Mena Massoud as Aladdin and Naomi Scott as Jasmine.  Families can decide how, when and where they wish to enjoy “Aladdin” in their households. The film arrives two weeks early on Digital 4K Ultra HD and HD with an exclusive extra — and a Digital bundle doubles the fun with both the Walt Disney Signature Collection Edition and this year’s thrilling, live-action adventure “Aladdin.” A physical copy of the film will be released as a 4K Ultra HD (4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and Digital Code) and a Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray and Digital Code).

 

BONUS FEATURES ON BLU-RAY & DIGITAL: *

NEW BONUS

  • Sing Along With the MovieSing along to your favorite tunes as you watch the film. With magical on-screen lyrics.  

 

  • Aladdin on AladdinJoin the speaking voice of Aladdin, Scott Weinger (“Fuller House”), as he reflects on almost 30 years of being Aladdin.  

 

  • “Let’s Not Be Too Hasty”: The Voices of “Aladdin” Take your seat in the recording booth and watch as the voice actors of “Aladdin” work their microphone magic.

  

  • Alternate Endings – Enter the realm of “what if” and see just how differently the movie could have ended. 

DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE

  • Drawing Genie – Join prolific animator Eric Goldberg as he draws and reminices about the Genie.

CLASSIC BONUS – Revisit over 40 exciting bonus features from previous releases including:

 

  • The Genie Outtakes 
  • “Aladdin”: Creating Broadway Magic

 

  • Unboxing “Aladdin” 

 *Bonus features may vary by retailer

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS:

Product SKUs: 4K Ultra HD (4K UHD+Blu-ray+Digital Code), Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital Code), Digital 4K UHD/HD/SD and On-Demand

Feature Run Time: Approximately 91 minutes

Rating: G in U.S. and Canada

Experience the Magic in a Whole New Way

Disney’s “Aladdin”

Arrives on Digital 4K Ultra HD™ and Movies Anywhere now

and on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray™ Sept. 10

Extras illuminate a whole new world behind the scenes of “Aladdin,” including on-set visits with Will Smith, Naomi Scott, Mena Massoud and Guy Ritchie, a deleted song, deleted scenes and side-splitting bloopers 

Disney’s “Aladdin,” the thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic, lands in homes on Digital in HD, 4K Ultra HD™ and Movies Anywhere on now and physically on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD on Sept. 10. Fans of all ages will enjoy the exciting, humorous tale of the lovable “street rat,” Aladdin (Mena Massoud), courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine (Naomi Scott) and the larger-than-life Genie (Will Smith) with all-new bonus features. The release of the live-action adventure coincides with the addition of the original animated classic to the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection  — granting “Aladdin” fans everywhere the opportunity to own both magical movies. Extras explore elements of “Aladdin” that audiences adore, from the film’s treasured, iconic award-winning music to its beloved characters and their hilarious antics on and off screen. Viewers get the first look at an all-new song “Desert Moon,” deleted from the final film, written by eight-time Academy Award® winning composer Alan Menken and Oscar®-and Tony Award®-winning songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (“The Greatest Showman,” “La La Land”). Features document Guy Ritchie’s joyful, easy-going approach to directing that led to movie magic; Will Smith’s fresh take on the infamous shape-shifting blue entity confined to an oil lamp; Naomi Scott’s powerful performance as the spirited princess who yearns to lead the people of Agrabah; and the indescribable feeling of playing Aladdin chronicled personally by Mena Massoud. Deleted scenes and a blooper reel round out the fun. 

In addition, early owners of “Aladdin” gain access to exclusive bonus features. Fans who pre-purchase will receive a feature showcasing the making of the massive musical number “Prince Ali,” and those who bring home the film first on Digital will secure an exclusive extra detailing the creation of Jasmine’s new song “Speechless.”  “Aladdin” is sure to become an instant classic for viewers of all ages and will be packaged several ways to ensure the entire family gets the most out of its in-home entertainment experience. The film arrives two weeks early on Digital 4K Ultra HD and HD. A Digital bundle, which includes both the Walt Disney Signature Collection edition of the original animated classic “Aladdin” and the live-action adaptation, is also available for early purchase. A physical copy of the film will be released as a 4K Ultimate Collector’s Edition (4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and Digital Code), a Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray and Digital Code) and a single DVD. 

 

Bonus features include*: 

DIGITAL PRESELL BONUS:

  • MAKE WAY FOR PRINCE ALI – Take a look at the gigantic design extravaganza that came together for this scene of Genie-sized proportions.

DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE BONUS:

  • “SPEECHLESS”: CREATING A NEW SONG FOR JASMINE – Follow the story of Jasmine’s inspirational song “Speechless,” written by Alan Menken, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul especially for this version of “Aladdin.”

BLU-RAY & DIGITAL BONUS:

    • ALADDIN’S VIDEO JOURNAL: A NEW FANTASTIC POINT OF VIEW – Watch behind-the-scenes moments captured by Mena Massoud (Aladdin) in this fun, fast-paced look at his personal journey.
    • DELETED SONG – “DESERT MOON” – Experience a moving duet performed by Jasmine and Aladdin, fully shot and edited, with an introduction by Alan Menken. 
    • GUY RITCHIE: A CINEMATIC GENIE – Discover why director Guy Ritchie was the perfect filmmaker to tackle this exhilarating reimagining of a beloved classic.
    • A FRIEND LIKE GENIE  – Discover how Will Smith brings talent, experience and his own personal magic to the iconic role of Genie. 

 

  • DELETED SCENES
  • Falling Petals Into OJ
  • Jafar’s Magic Orrery
  • Anders’ Gift
  • Wrong Wishes
  • Silly Old Fool
  • Post Yam Jam Debrief

 

    • BLOOPERS – Laugh along with the cast and crew in this lighthearted collection of outtakes from the set.

 

  • MUSIC VIDEOS
  • “Speechless” – Music video performed by Naomi Scott
  • “A Whole New World” – Music video performed by ZAYN and Zhavia Ward
  • “ A Whole New World” (“Un Mundo Ideal”) – Music video performed by ZAYN and Becky G.

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS: Product SKUs: 4K Ultra HD (4K UHD+Blu-ray+Digital Code), Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital Code), Digital 4K UHD/HD/SD, DVD and On-Demand

Feature Run Time: Approximately 128 minutes

Rating: PG in U.S. (bonus material not rated), PG in CE, G in CF 

Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1

Disclosure: Sample/Giveaway copies provided by Disney Pictures. Special thanks to Disney’s Aladdin. All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan and do not reflect the views of parent company represented in this post. Contact me at 3decades3kid@gmail.com and @3decades3kids across all social media networks. 

#Giveaway Fin Fun Mermaid Has a Limited Edition Tails Collection @FinFunMermaid

Giveaway Fin Fun Mermaid Has a Limited Edition Tails Collection

FinFunEmilyMost girls I know have wanted to be a mermaid at some point in their life. There is something so magically beautiful about mermaids. When it comes to my daughter she has loved mermaids just about since the moment she could speak. When she was younger I could not pull her away from The Little Mermaid and I can remember watching it over and over and over with her. Our house is filled with stuffed mermaids of all shapes and sizes which have gotten many hours of play throughout the years. Though it all, Emm has always had a wish, she has always wanted a mermaid tail. When I knew this was something that was not going to just pass we searched all different brands of mermaid tails looking for one that actually looked like a real mermaid tail and also functioned in the water. We came upon Fin Fun Mermaid and immediately were awe struck. The mermaid tails are beautiful and they look just like real mermaid tails. Emm was googly eyed looking through all the tails on the site and finally came to a decision. We could not be any more happy with the look and quality of the Fin Fun Mermaid tail and bikini.FinFunEmily1

Recently we were reunited with Fin Fun Mermaid and got to talking about all things mermaid. I love how they stand behind their product. They not only sell tails, they help you to keep yourself or your little mermaid safe in the water. There are youtube videos on how to swim with your new tail. There is also a monofin available to buy that will give your mermaid tail the real feel. Let me tell you first hand that you need to be a very good swimmer to wear the tail. Even if you are a super swimmer you should watch the videos and check the site for suggestions and help. Do not just put the tail on and go in the water. The first time Emily used her mermaid tail in the pool we watched everything and still had my hubby and a noodle for help her out. Now, with saying that, once Emm became familiar with how to maneuver above and underwater and how to quickly get out of the tail she swims like a real mermaid. It’s amazing to see. Every time we go to a pool where they allow her to wear it she has a blast and she seems to amaze both children and adults in the area. More than a few times little kids have approached her to “talk” to a real mermaid. The mermaid tail is beyond adorable and for my daughter it’s a dream come true!

finfun7For mermaids who live “under the sea,” Fin Fun introduces two amazing fish-inspired mermaid tail designs to launch the new Limited Edition collection. These mermaid tails combine fantasy, fashion, and fun with swim-ability: perfect for anyone who has dreamed of being a mermaid. Fin Fun’s Limited Edition Mermaid Tails collection features exclusive premium quality fabric with brilliant 3D designs covered in a brand new shimmery fish-scale texture for a realistic scale appearance. The poly spandex material hugs the body and is comfortable to wear, yet resistant to the effects of the sun and pool materials. The two fish-inspired mermaid tails have the look of a real Blue Tang fish (a vibrant deep royal blue with yellow fins) and a Clownfish with its bright orange, white and black pattern. The open tail bottom makes it easy to get the monofin on and off, allows mermaids to walk, and avoids trapped air. Check out all things Fin Fun Mermaid here!

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The patented Fin Fun Monofin (available for separate purchase) provides natural mermaid  motion for smooth swimming at the pool, lake or beach. The Monofin can be easily inserted into the bottom of the tail, and is designed for safety, comfort and performance while maintaining its mermaid shape. Flexible, durable polypropylene insert has a dive-grade neoprene cover that is buoyancy neutral and stays afloat. Feet are not strapped in, making removal of the  insert easy with just one tug and a kick. Mermaids can easily swim out of the spandex tail. Check out everything about Fin Fun Mermaid here: http://www.finfunmermaid.com.

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GIVEAWAY: The kind mermaids at Fin Fun Mermaid are giving one lucky 3decades3kids reader their choice of a Bali Breeze or Maui Splash (pictured above) AND  a monofin! I am thrilled about this giveaway. (Emily is wearing the Maui Splash in the pics above). You must enter this giveaway via rafflecopter. If you are on your cell phone please turn it sideways so you can access rafflecopter. Giveaway ends September 11 at 11:59pm. Winner will be contacted via email September 12, 2016 and have 24 hours to respond and claim prize before another winner is chosen. USA/18+only. Finfunmermaid is responsible for prize delivery.
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finfuntailFin Fun Mermaid Tails are the original, best-selling swimmable mermaid tails that combine dress up fun with swim-ability – perfect for anyone who has dreamed of being a mermaid. Fin Fun’s Mermaidens® collection features exclusive premium quality fabric that hugs the body and is comfortable to wear, yet resistant to the effects of the sun and pool materials. Unique fabric designs look like real scales on land and magical, shimmery mermaid scales in the water. The open tail bottom doesn’t trap air and gives mermaids the ability to walk and allows for easy on and off removal.

Disclosure: Diane Sullivan/3decades3kids is a Fin Fun Mermaid Partner Blog. All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan and do not reflect the opinions of the parent company represented. No compensation was given for this post. Sample products were provided for the purpose of this review post. Contact me at Diane@3decades3kids.net and @3decades3kids across all social media platforms. Snapchat us at: ThreeDecades

Precious Moments True Beauty Is Reflected From The Heart #Giveaway

Diane Sullivan is a Precious Moments Ambassador Blogger and provided sample product for the purpose of review. No form of compensation is provided for this blog post. It includes personal opinions that do not reflect or are influenced by Precious Moments.

Precious Moments True Beauty Is Reflected From The Heart -Review and GiveawaypreciousmomentsLife Is Filled With Precious Moments. Each day is a gift in itself. Some days are good some days are not so good and some days are just precious. There are many precious moments in our lives that need to be celebrated. Recently I was invited to be an Ambassador Blogger for Precious Moments. I felt so proud and honored to be included into the fold of Precious Moments. My best friend has a huge collection for Precious Moments that she has collected throughout her life. They are so beautiful and with a glance she can see many of her life’s milestones on display throughout her house. As for me, I do have collected a few Precious Moments including the Bride & Groom, the graduate, First Holy Communion for my sons and more. Each one represents something very special in my life.

When the Precious Moments box arrived the other day I called my daughter immediately. She has never had her own figurine.  We opened the box together and there were many smiles. This figurine, Precious Moments- True Beauty Is Reflected From The Heart was about to be my daughter’s very first Precious Moments. She was beyond thrilled. Honestly, Precious Moments could not have chosen a better one to send me. Emily was born after me being a boymom for sixteen years, I kind of thought by that point there would not be a ballerina in our house. So, ballet is definitely is a Precious Moment in our family. The picture below is what I see when I look at the Precious Moments figurine. When I asked my daughter what it meant to her she told me it think about all of times she has danced and practiced ballet. I hope those memories will stay forever every time she looks at this beautiful figurine. It also brought back my own memories of my childhood and how much I loved ballet.ballerinaemily4

ballerinamommyFor nearly forty years Precious Moments has been creating gifts that celebrate caring, sharing, faith and love. Precious Moments offers an adorable figurine of a ballerina who demonstrates her poise and beauty. Beauty is found in confidence, compassion, determination, and so many other aspects that lie far deeper than the skin. As this diligent dancer practices her ballet positions at her barre, her beauty is not only reflected in the mirror, but from her heart as well. A graceful gift for anyone with an appreciation for ballet. Porcelain/Resin/Glass. 5 ¼” H. SRP: $55.99 http://www.preciousmoments.com/

preciousmoments1GIVEAWAY: We are so excited to partner with Precious Moments for this amazing giveaway. We have a beautiful Precious Moments True Beauty Is Reflected From The Heart that you can have for your very own. Giveaway ends Sunday night August 27th at 11:59pm. Winner will be contacted via email and needs to respond within 24 hours to claim prize.
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Disclosure: Diane Sullivan/3decades3kids is a Precious Moments Ambassador Blogger. All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan and do not reflect the opinions of the parent site. Sample products are provided throughout the program for the purpose of review/giveaway. No compensation provided for this post. Please contact me at Diane@3decades3kids.net and follow us across all social media platforms at @3decades3kids and on snapchat- ThreeDecadess