Tuesday, July 22, 2014

#Free #Screening #NJ When The Game Stands Tall #teens #highschool #bff #Football #WTGST @WTGST

You Are Invited To See
When The Game Stands Tall
ONE month early!!
Screening July 23rd at 7pm
In Theaters August 22nd
Calling all Moms with teens! You and your teen are invited to a free screening of the upcoming Sony Picture’s film WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL at AMC Garden State 16 in Paramus on July 23 at 7pm!  Starring Jim Caviezel, Michael Chiklis and Laura Dern  WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL tells the remarkable true journey of legendary High School football coach Bob Ladouceur (Jim Caviezel). 


3decades3kids and Sony Pictures Invites You to:
When The Game Stands Tall
July 23rd, 2014
7pm
AMC Garden State 16
Paramus, NJ

 Download your free passes here:


Please remember to arrive early. Screening will be overbooked to ensure a full house.
Please tweet me at .@3decades3kids to let me know how the movie is and 
to gain early access to screening passes next time.


Disclosure: Diane Sullivan/3decades3kids is a Sony Pictures movie partner. No compensation was given for this post. 3decades3kids wants to provide readers with movie screenings because of our love for the movies. See you at the big screen! Follow .@3decades3kids on twitter for early announcements on movie screenings. Contact me at ELGEorgia@aol.com

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

#Giveaway ALEX Brands Has You Covered This Summer! Giveaway and Discount Code! @ALEXtoys

My Giant Busy Box
By ALEX Is A MUST!!
We Have One Just For You 
With Our Giveaway!
Summer is upon us! Actually I can hardly believe we are so far into July already. For the kids in our area school has been out for about a month. Many of the children in our town do not attend summer camps or day camps, so the parents and kids are looking for fun things to do to keep busy. My Giant Busy Box by ALEX has been a awesome addition to our summer. 
After trying to gather up my own ideas, believe me I do have a ton after being a teacher for twenty years. But, it's always nice to have someone do the job for you. This kit from ALEX is amazing. Honestly I have never seen a kit so put together. It has everything, yes everything, you need to get the job done! This particular kit has enough supplies in it to complete sixteen different craft projects. As if having ALL of the supplies is not enough, the directions are simple! You look at the paper and follow the directions. No words! So, if you are doing this with a non-reader it's a piece of cake. You child will feel so accomplished after each of the crafts. I absolutely LOVE this kit! 
Some of the crafts Emily has created so far are the cow and frog hand puppets. They were fun and included gluing with a glue stick, stickers and rolling the paper tongue on a pencil. When she was done, there was a puppet show! So doing the craft alone is great but getting to play with it is even more fun!
Another craft she created was the sticker pizza! It was simply a creative sticker work of art. The plain pizza came with a ton of different stickers to create your own pizza. Even though she likes her pizza plain, she topped it with olives, mushrooms, cheese, pepperoni, anchovies and more! This particular craft came with its own frame and even a place to write your name on the frame. Talk about feeling accomplished.
Some of the other activities include making molded dough animals, collage a farm and sticker art. Besides paper bag puppets there is also tissue art, animal punch outs, bright dough colors, peel and stick tissue art pictures, google eyes, pipe cleaners, crayons, glue sticks, clay dough, and more. 
What I love the most about this kit is that it makes your child feel so proud about completing the task!
They can use their artistic freedom and creativity! Bravo, ALEX! This is an amazing kit! I would recommend it to anyone with children 3+. We loved it and cannot wait to complete all sixteen activities! 
ALEX has been to kind to extend all 3decades3kids readers a 20% off their order to our online stores at Alextoys.com and Poof-Slinky.com usingcode: ALEXBGET20

ALEX BRANDSTM engages with kids and adults with arts and crafts, family game nights, scientific learning and creative playtime. Our family of brands includes ALEX TOYS®, POOF®, SLINKY®, BACKYARD SAFARITM, ZILLIONZTM, IDEAL®, SCIENTIFIC EXPLORER®, ZOOB® and CitiBlocsTM.  Learn more about our products and brands from our ALEX TOYSand Poof-Slinky websites, or through some of our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Pinterest, Instagram).

GIVEAWAY:
ALEX has been kind enough to offer one lucky 3decades3kids reader a chance to win their very own. Enter on the Rafflecopter or Rafflecopter link below. Winner must be a USA resident and 18+/ No P.O. Box. Prize delivery is the responsibility of ALEX. Contest ends July 28th at 11:59pm. Winner will be notified by email and has 24 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. Disclosure: Diane Sullivan is a member of the ALEX Summer Blogger Program and was given the above kit for the purpose of review. No other compensation was given for this post. Contact me at ELGEorgia@aol.com and everywhere else as .@3decades3kids. 






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Free Beach Towel Giveaway at Rings Fountain, Rose F. Kennedy Greenway on July 18th Hosted by Great Wolf Lodge New England

Free Beach Towel Giveaway at Rings Fountain,
Rose F. Kennedy Greenway on July 18th
Hosted by Great Wolf Lodge New England
WHO:  
Great Wolf Lodge New England, located in Fitchburg, MA
WHAT:
To celebrate the recent grand opening - GWL New England will be handing out free beach towels
WHERE:
The giveaway will take place at the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway, Wharf District Parks, Rings Fountain (opposite the New England Aquarium).
WHEN:                
The giveaway will take place on Friday, July 18th, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
All are welcome!
MORE ABOUT GWL NEW ENGLAND:
  • ·         More than 68,000 square feet of water-packed excitement
  • ·         Howlin’ Timbers Play Park with a multi-level ropes course, mini golf, bowling
  • ·         MagiQuest, Scooops Kid® Spa, nightly Story Time in the Grand Lobby
  •   1 hour from Providence, Boston, and Manchester, NH
  •   1.5 hours from Hartford, CT and Portland, ME
  •   2.5 hours from Albany, NY

A Glimpse Into Our Techlicious Lunch During CE Week NYC! @LGUS @Techlicious #LGUS #LG

A Glimpse Into Our Techlicious Lunch
During CE Week NYC

Recently NYC celebrated Electronics like no one else could, with CE Week! I was thrilled to be invited and treated to a private luncheon at BLT Fish, one of NYC's finest restaurants, hosted by Techlicious . The lunch included special presentations of the leading products and services from LG, and TripIt, Phillips as well as one-on-one time with representatives from those companies.
LG showcased there latest televisions front and center, which HDTV lines were a major CE Week 2014 hit. Of course being a superfan of LG for many years, I knew I would absolutely adore whatever they were showcasing. Particularly interesting was their 55” Class 1080p Smart 3D OLED TV, the 3D capabilities were to die for, built-in wi-fi,and LG’s 4-color pixel technology. Did I mention that for the very first time there is “infinite” contrast ratio? The OLED TV also includes a wall mount that resembles a frame that is perfect for viewing art since it does come with a gallery mode. That will be a huge hit in our family and anyone that loves viewing their galleries! This feature also doubles as a speaker to keep the television itself nice and thin. Bravo! LG, You have done it again!!
Phillips’ presentation concentrated on their audio devices, which quite honestly I can never ever ever get enough of! Their line of water-resistant sports headphones can even be washed without damage to the product! This is a must for my family! They also revealed two different types of portable handheld speakers, and headphones of various styles. The price points were varied so the entire family could enjoy what's new. Phillips also demonstrated a television of their own and much more.
Triplt was there also and it was a first for me. I had never really heard about them before. They showcased the trip planning services that serves as the basis for their site. TripIt, seems to be, “the world’s easiest travel organizing app,” was founded in October 2006, and has been making people’s lives easier ever since. Travelers can get an itinerary just by forwarding an e-mail, and also access their plans anywhere, anytime, and on any device. The way this family travels, I was completely impressed by Triplt! I have had the pleasure of testing it out since the luncheon and it does live up to its claims! Plan your next trip with Triplt.

Disclosure: Diane Sullivan was invited to this private event during CE Week. No compensation was given for this post. Contact me at ELGEorgia@aol.com.

Madame Alexander Doll Company Introduces Legends Of Oz Cloth Dolls @AlexanderDollCo #NEW

Madame Alexander Doll Company 
Introduces
 Legends Of Oz Cloth Dolls 
The Wizard of Oz has always been one of my favorite movies. I can remember as a child finding out the day it would be on TV and marking the date on the calender for a gigantic countdown. My daughter has carried  my love for The Wizard of Oz into her own childhood. Okay, I may have had a little bit of an influence on that. When we both heard that Legends of Oz the movie would be coming out it was wonderful to see that same excitement stirred up as she counted down until movie day.
Recently, Madame Alexander Doll Company released their very own set of Legends of Oz Cloth Dolls. Emily had no idea they were on the way, so when the box arrived I could not wait to share them with her. She burst into a tizzy of excitement as she realized exactly what was in that box of surprises. 
Before we even had the chance to actually look at the tags they were all in her all for a huge hug!
Needless to say they would be  any Legends of Oz fan's dream come true.

Madame Alexander Doll Company created six different 12 inch cloth dolls based on the animated  movie, Legends of Oz: The Return of Dorothy. They are recommended for ages 3+ and are super soft and cuddly and great for play or to collect. My daughter immediately put them to the test acting out all of the scenes from the movie. 
Dorothy has pigtail braids made of soft yarn and cowboy boots! You've never seen Dorothy like this before. China Princess doll has dramatic green eyes and her hair styled just like in the movie! The details on her gown are just incredible: little golden specks and tiny red ribbons. Madame Alexander surely gave each one of the dolls intricate details that make them unique in the soft doll circle. As you may have guessed, Glinda was Emily's favorite. She has a softness in her heart for princesses. Glinda comes dressed in a pink satin gown embellished with lace and puffy sleeves. There are even flowers printed on the gown. Her hair is in a flip and she is adorned with a satin crown! Honestly, she was my favorite, too!
Scarecrow is just a wonderful as you would expect. He is detailed in so many ways with straw yarn hair, red gloves, blue hat and even his official hat. The Tin Man is someone that has always captured my own heart even though he had a problem finding his! Rest assured his heart is right on his chest as the rest of him is made of a soft silver metallic knit complete with a funnel hat and bow time! He is definitely a keeper and will steal your own heart. Of course, I had to save that ever lovable Cowardly Lion for last. He is the biggest of the group and softer than you could ever imagine. His fluffy golden mane holds onto his crown of gold and he definitely deserves to be King of the forest! He even boosts a red bow on his tail.

If you have a Legends of Oz or Wizard of Oz fan in your house, checking out this collection is a must. They are perfect to role play with, cuddle with or just display! They are ageless in my opinion. Little ones will enjoy them just as older children and adults. They are going to make so many children and adults happy!
Disclosure: Diane Sullivan is honored to be a Madame Alexander Mom Advisory Board Member 2014. 3decades3kids is sent samples for the purpose of review. No compensation was received for this post. Contact me at ELGEorgia@aol.com and everywhere else as .@3decades3kids. 


















Monday, July 14, 2014

#Giveaway Blue Man Group Tickets! Grab A 4Pack of Tickets to the Show Right Here!! #BlueManGroup

Welcome to the Blue Man Group Giveaway
We Have a 4pack of Tix Just For You!

Disclosure: Blue Man Group invited My Best of Both Worlds to be their guest and experience their awesome show. the tickets were provided compliments of the Blue Man Group in order to facilitate a review. No other compensation was provided in exchange for this publication. All opinions expressed are true and my family’s own. The blogs that are participating in promoting this giveaway have not been compensated. Diane Sullivan is posting on her behalf because this is an awesome giveaway and I'd like my readers to have a shot at winning the tickets! Good Luck!

My Best of Both Worlds is super excited to host the Blue Man Group Giveaway!
One lucky reader will win a family four pack of tickets to see the show in New York City at The Astor Place Theatre.   Haven't seen the show? You can read my review of the show; Blue Man Group is a Must See Show!
Blue Man Group is a Must See  
You will really ENJOY the show!
Your family will be all smiles like mine was!
  The Blue Man Group  
This giveaway is open to US & Canada 18 year and older. The giveaway ends on 8/2/14 at 11:59 pm. A winner will be randomly chosen, once the winning entry has been verified, an email notification will be sent to the winner from My Best of Both Worlds. The winner will have 24 hours in which to respond to the email to claim their prize. If there is no response within the 24 hours another winner will be randomly selected then verified.
The prize will be sent via US postal mail. By entering this giveaway, you release participating blogs and their owners from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the giveaway or delivery, mis-delivery or acceptance of any prize.
GOOD LUCK!!
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For more information please contact Kathleen@mybestofbothworlds.com
Disclosure: Blue Man Group invited My Best of Both Worlds to be their guest and experience the show in order to facilitate a review. No other compensation was provided in exchange for this publication. All opinions expressed are true and my family’s own.
The blogs participating in this giveaway received no financial compensation of any sort in exchange for this publication and they are is not responsible for prize shipment. This event is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered, or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google, and any other social media are not affiliated with this posting or giveaway. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Build A Bear Making My Little Pony- Rarity! @Buildabear #Buildabear #MLP #MyLittlePony #MaxineClark #DisneySMMoms

Build A Bear
Making My Little Pony
Rarity
Mom and Em Learn a Valuable Lesson
From Maxine Clark
If there is one thing you must already know about my daughter, it's that she adores Build A Bear Workshop!
If there was a way for her to make every single bear, cat, dog, butterfly, etc at Build A Bear she would definitely do it! On our recent trip to Disneyland with Disney Social Media Moms Maxine Clark happened to be one of the speakers at our conference. I'm not sure if I mentioned this but Emily ended up in the hospital when during the DisneySMMoms Celebration. After an all night run to the local emergency room, Em ended up with an ear infection in both ears. She also ended up in a wheelchair for three days because of the dizziness the medications and infection. Since she was stationed with my hubby at the Disneyland Hotel where the conference was held she was constantly on my mind during the conference. 

When the announcement came that we were breaking for lunch my hubby and Emily came to meet me. It also happened to be perfect timing for the Anna and Elsa meet and greet. Em was off to the side in her wheelchair and waiting until all the official conference moms had their chance to meet the Frozen duo.
When I called Em later to ask if she had a great time meeting Anna and Elsa her was response was not how great that was, but how amazing it was to meet Maxine Clark! It seems Maxine took a few moments to meet Anna and Elsa and also took a minute to chat with Emily. Little did Maxine Clark know, but she was actually chatting with one of her biggest fans! Em could not stop talking about how she met Maxine. As if that was not kind enough just to take the time to out of her busy schedule, she gave Emily her email address and told her to email when she felt better and she would send her a surprise. Seriously? I told Emily it was just something that people say. But of course since she is so versed on the computer she kept nagging at me to email. Finally weeks later, I let her send the email to Maxine and believe or not, she remembered her!
Flash forward a little package arrived, hand written, from Maxine Clark! What a precious, precious woman!
She not only taught Emily about believing in someone, she taught her mama a lesson, too!!
What a wonderful and thoughtful woman to stand behind her beliefs and help my daughter to see the good in people. 

So, you can imagine what happened next, right? The gift card came and off to the mall we headed. Directly to Build A Bear Workshop. Emily loves My Little Pony and she has been wanting Rarity since it debuted in early April. As bad as she wanted her, it is never easy for her to decide what new friend to choose. She did go with Rarity and was thrilled to be able to stuff her! She made a wish on the heart that, "All children could be as happy as she was at that moment". What a moment. Then she chose to scent her with strawberry and add some music that is exclusive to Rarity. After the stuffing station Em fluffed her new friend, dressed her and registered her. What a wonderful day in every way. 
Disclosure: This is a 3decades3kids/DianeSullivan Personal Post. No compensation was given for this post.
Contact me at ELGEorgia@aol.com or .@3decades3kids everywhere else!


#NEW Adventure Trek Now at Six Flags Great Escape Lodge and Indoor Water Park #NY You Are Going to Love This! #AdventureTrek @SF_GreatEscape

Adventure Trek: Quest of the Guardians
Now at Six Flags Great Escape Lodge 
and Indoor Water Park
Queensbury, New York
Recently our family was invited to check out the new Adventure Trek Quest of the Guradians game at Six Flags Great Escape Lodge and Indoor Water Park in Queensbury, New York. Before I go any further, this lodge and game are a must if you are looking for a weekend away with great family fun and bonding time. Six Flags Great Escape Lodge is about three hours from the NYC area and nestled into the picturesque  Adirondak Mountains. It is also located directly across from Six Flags Great Escape Theme Park. As if that is not enough, the lodge has something new to offer guests that are ready to take on an adventure within the walls of their resort. Adventure Trek is a game of  mental challenge that requires the players to begin by grabbing a wand personalized with their name and gamename. My daughter went with GlitterGirl of course and I chose 3decades3kids, not surprised, are you?


Adventure Trek is closely related to MagiQuest but unique to Six Flags in quite a few areas. The game is customized to have Six Flags emblems which makes it a one of a kind game. The good news is you can use your wand again when you revisit the lodge, or use it anywhere MagiQuest is available for play. Now let's get started on the game. It's really for kids but I saw quite a few parents pitching in and also playing it themselves. If your children are younger they will definitely need your guidance. Believe me when I tell you that you will want to share the experience with them anyway, you will definitely make some memories playing this one. The game starts off in the Adventure Trek Shoppe. After naming your wand you have the choice of adding a specialty topper. Each topper holds a different power. If you have more than one wand, I would definitely suggest going with different toppers. You can switch the topper powers without switching the wands. 
That's pretty much it. Once you have your wand you are on your way. After exiting the shoppe there will be some big starter poles where you can choose your adventure, your mission.  During your mission you will be helping to save Six Flags Great Escape Lodge from the evil humdrums and the sludge monster who are threatening to take away all of the fun. You will join up with Hurricane Hannah, Billy Brains and Double Dare Dexter to help save the resort! Some trouble that needs to be fixed include missing objects and plumbing issues. After choosing your adventure you will set out seeking clues and interacting with LCD screens set up in certain sections and halls of three floors of the lodge.  You will come across animals that talk and move when you wave your wand, light up crystals and even treasure chests that open with you command of a wand. I seriously wish they had this when I was a child. I loved it as an adult! You can collect awards and badges along the way to show how far you are progressing in the game. There is even a live board displayed in the lodge to show all of your accomplishments! It's quite a thrill to see your name in lights on the board!
Adventure Trek: Quest of the Guardians is tops in our book. As if Six Flags Great Escape and Indoor Water Park is not wonderful enough, it just got even better. I would recommend staying here for two nights, but one night will do if that is what works. There is plenty to do, especially with the new Adventure Trek: Quest of the Guardians! Wands up! Adventure On! Have a wonderful time playing this new interactive game at Six Flags Great Escape Lodge! See you there.
Disclosure: All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan. No compensation was given for this post. Our family was invited to SF Great Escape Lodge and Indoor Waterpark to experience Adventure Trek: Quest of the Guardians. We have been long time fans of Six Flags and are thankful for the opp to visit. We look forward to coming back in the future. Contact me at ELGEorgia@aol.com or everywhere else at .@3decades3kids and DianeSullivan G+




Saturday, July 5, 2014

#Giveaway @SesamePlace A Summer Must Do For Your Family! #VisitPA #SesamePlace #win Grab a 4pack of tix! (2 winners)

Sesame Place A Summer Must Do For Your Family
Cookies Monsterland is Open
Giveaway: We Have A Family 4pack of Tix 
Just For You (2 winners)
When I think summer, one of the first things that comes into mind is visiting Sesame Place.
This year is especially special for our family since Emily is now seven years old and the tween years will be here much sooner than I would ever want to admit right now. In the meantime, I will just run with the fact that she adores running up to those furry Sesame Street characters for big big hugs! Any parent that has been there can tell you about the pure joy this brings to my heart. Since I have a teenager and an adult child, I know first hand how fast the magical years pass by and I am just ready to make them last as long as I possibly can. Since Sesame Place opened for the 2014 season, we have visited a few times. 
Each time we visit it's a totally new experience for our family. 

On our most recent trip we had the pleasure of experiencing Cookie's Monsterland for the very first time.
After being a Season Pass Member for many years, I have seen Sesame Place transform for a tiny park to an amazing water park, theme park that everyone is sure to enjoy. Cookie's Monsterland features all dry rides that your child can enjoy alone or with another family member. That is one thing I love about Sesame Place, as a parent you can ride with your child! The rides are made to accommodate both child and parent.
Of course, I had to test out each new ride! Oscar's Rotten Rusty Rockets is awesome. There were plenty of giggles, laughs and smiles. This ride is compact but really packs a punch. It's a whip like ride and super fun!
Captain Cookie's High C's Adventure honestly was my favorite! This ship ride goes in a circle and simulates being the captain of your own ship, waves included! F-U-N! There are a bunch of new rides that you will definitely enjoy!
Along with new rides there is also a new show that replaced Elmo's World.. Believe me when I tell you are going to love it! Elmo The Musical Live is just like stepping into your tv at home. From Elmo and Cookie Monster to Velvet and even the chickens are part of the fun. This will keep your kids entertained from beginning to end. When you step outside after the show you can find matching cookies to the show's theme right at the Cookie's Sometime Anytime Food Market. Along with cookies, you can find healthy snacks, salads, premade food options for grab and go, frozen drinks, popcorn and more.
There is plenty to do and much fun to be had by the entire family at Sesame Place in Langhorne, Pa.
Best part is that Sesame Place is less than two hours from the tri state area! Yay! 
Besides the new Cookie's Monsterland there are a million other things to do, shows to watch, day and night parades, water park activities, games of chance, eateries and more. Please don't forget your swimsuit, lotion and a towel when you are heading to Sesame Place. You will definitely want to splash around for part of the day! See you at Sesame Place this summer! 
GIVEAWAY:
Being a Sesame Place Ambassador means lots of fun perks for my readers! I'm thrilled to be able to offer two 4packs of tickets so you can enjoy going to Sesame Place with your family and make your own memories! Good Luck! Enter below on Rafflecopter. If link does not load, just click on the rafflecopter link that appears . Giveaway ends July 18th at 11;59pm Winner will be contacted via email and have 24 hours to respond before new winners are chosen. Ticket delivery via Sesame Place Guest Relations at the themepark entrance. Parking, food, transportation not included. No compensation was given for this post.











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#Giveaway We Have A 4Pack of Tix For You To See Imagination Movers In Concert At Sesame Place AND TICKETS TO SESAME PLACE NOW INCLUDED!!!!!

#Giveaway We Have A 4Pack of Tix For You
To See Imagination Movers In Concert At Sesame Place
AND TICKETS TO SESAME PLACE NOW INCLUDED!!!!!
Every year Sesame Place hosts a bunch of Special Events for the fans to enjoy a variety of concerts.
This year one of our favorite groups, Imagination Movers, will be in concert July 16 and 17th.
We have seen them in concert a few times at Sesame Place and they never let the crowd down, that is for sure. Aside from being ultra talented and super energetic, they are kind to everyone. 
Imagination Movers consist of Rich Collins, Scott Durbin, Dave Poche and Scott "Smitty" Smith. The group of four are definitely not afraid to jump off the stage and rock out right in the middle of the audience.
If the I-Movers are a group you'd like to see you can reserve your tickets online for $10 per ticket for ages 2 and up. This is in addition to your park ticket. Children under two are free but do require a reserved ticket as well. The concert is approx 25 minutes long and well worth the time your children will have with the Imagination Movers. I would strongly recommend reserving your tickets so you do not get shut out, if it is something you are interested in. You can find out about ticket dates and times here.
Since I am happily a Sesame Place Ambassador Blogger, I am lucky enough to have been given a 4pack of tickets to The Imagination Movers for one lucky fan. These are not tickets to the park and the park admission will be extra. Good Luck! So excited to be able to share this 4pack of tix with you!
Enter to win on the rafflecopter below. Winner will be contacted on July 7th after midnight.
Tickets will be via Guest Relations and picked up at Sesame Place. Tickets NOW INCLUDE TICKETS TO SESAME PLACE!!!!! Yahhoooooo!!! Thanks Sesame Place!
Disclosure: Diane Sullivan is a Sesame Place Ambassador Blogger. No compensation was given for this post. All opinions are one hundred percent honest. Please contact me at ELGEorgia@aol.com and everywhere else as .@3decades3kids. +Diane Sullivan Please add me to your G+ Circle. 




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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

#Giveaway We Have A 4Pack of Tix For You To See Imagination Movers In Concert At @SesamePlace THEMEPARK TICKETS INCLUDED!!! #VisitPA

#Giveaway We Have A 4Pack of Tix For You
To See Imagination Movers In Concert At Sesame Place
AND TICKETS TO SESAME PLACE NOW INCLUDED!!!!!
Every year Sesame Place hosts a bunch of Special Events for the fans to enjoy a variety of concerts.
This year one of our favorite groups, Imagination Movers, will be in concert July 16 and 17th.
We have seen them in concert a few times at Sesame Place and they never let the crowd down, that is for sure. Aside from being ultra talented and super energetic, they are kind to everyone. 
Imagination Movers consist of Rich Collins, Scott Durbin, Dave Poche and Scott "Smitty" Smith. The group of four are definitely not afraid to jump off the stage and rock out right in the middle of the audience.
If the I-Movers are a group you'd like to see you can reserve your tickets online for $10 per ticket for ages 2 and up. This is in addition to your park ticket. Children under two are free but do require a reserved ticket as well. The concert is approx 25 minutes long and well worth the time your children will have with the Imagination Movers. I would strongly recommend reserving your tickets so you do not get shut out, if it is something you are interested in. You can find out about ticket dates and times here.
Since I am happily a Sesame Place Ambassador Blogger, I am lucky enough to have been given a 4pack of tickets to The Imagination Movers for one lucky fan. These are not tickets to the park and the park admission will be extra. Good Luck! So excited to be able to share this 4pack of tix with you!
Enter to win on the rafflecopter below. Winner will be contacted on July 7th after midnight.
Tickets will be via Guest Relations and picked up at Sesame Place. Tickets NOW INCLUDE TICKETS TO SESAME PLACE!!!!! Yahhoooooo!!! Thanks Sesame Place!
Disclosure: Diane Sullivan is a Sesame Place Ambassador Blogger. No compensation was given for this post. All opinions are one hundred percent honest. Please contact me at ELGEorgia@aol.com and everywhere else as .@3decades3kids. +Diane Sullivan Please add me to your G+ Circle. 




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The Empire State Building With Shine Red White and Blue for the 4th of July! @EmpireStateBldg

The Empire State Building With Shine 

Red White and Blue for the 4th of July!
If you live in the NYC area don’t forget to loo up and look over! The Empire State Building will shine its world-famous tower lights in dynamic red, white and blue flourishes in honor of Independence Day on Friday, July 4, 2014. Honestly, I never get sick of seeing the top of the Empire State Building! My hubby ribs me all the time asking if I have to take a photo every single day of it. Well, I think I missed one the other day...!

The Empire State Building will also be hosting its annual Independence Day Celebration at the world-famous 86th Floor Observatory from 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.  Ticket holders will be provided with VIP private access to the 80th Floor "Dare to Dream" exhibit and 86th Floor Observatory, which will be closed to the general public at approximately 6:30 p.m. and reopen at 10:00 p.m. following the fireworks show. A DJ will provide the soundtrack to the evening and a TV screen will be set up for a simulcast of the fireworks display.
Limited tickets are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, for $175 each and can be purchased by visiting www.esbnyc.com/july4.


About the Empire State Building

Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan (from base to antenna), the Empire State Building, owned by Empire State Realty Trust, Inc., is the “World’s Most Famous Office Building.” With new investments in energy efficiency, infrastructure, public areas and amenities, the Empire State Building has attracted first-rate tenants in a diverse array of industries from around the world. The skyscraper’s robust broadcasting technology supports all major television and FM radio stations in the New York metropolitan market. The Empire State Building was named America’s favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects, and the Empire State Building Observatory is one of the world’s most beloved attractions as the region’s #1 tourist destination. For more information on the Empire State Building, please visitwww.empirestatebuilding.com, www.facebook.com/empirestatebuilding, @EmpireStateBldg,www.instagram.com/empirestatebldg, www.youtube.com/esbnyc or www.pinterest.com/empirestatebldg/.

Download @Popsicle "Rules For Being A Kid Guidebook" for Free Right Here! #Summer #Kids #Popsicle

Download Popsicle 

"Rules For Being A Kid Guidebook"

for Free Right Here!

Back when we were kids, we all had rules on how to be a kid. Although times have changed, there is something that remains the same, Kids will be kids! Kids are always making rules. As a former classroom teacher that spent twenty years with kids, I can tell you first hand that if there is a kid around there is a rule being made. Step out into any playground, on the court, in a park and you will find kids making rules. Recently Popsicle hosted a contest where kids were able to send it their own “Rules for Being a Kid”. I’m excited to share the official downloadable “Rules for Being a Kid” guidebook, to encourage families to get creative and celebrate the fun of what it means to be a kid this summer! This fun guide completely written by kids will make your summer even better. Thanks Popsicle for coming up with such an awesome kid friendly idea! No wonder we love you so much!

As you’ll recall, only Original Brand Popsicle pops can bring out the kid-at-heart in all of us, so they asked families across the country to help compile a guidebook of the top “rules” for how to have fun like a kid – whether it’s owning a tutu in every color or running through the sprinklers to cool off. Select rules were featured in the guidebook and have been entered for the chance to win $500 and to have their “rule” on future, limited-edition boxes of Popsicle pops! Even celebrities like Brooke Burke, Peter Facinelli and Holly Robinson Peete helped spread the word!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Spring Hill Suites King Of Prussia PA @SpringHillSuite

Spring Hill Suites King Of Prussia PA 
Spring Hill Suites Does It Again! A Name You Can Count On!
As you may have noticed, our family does a huge amount of traveling. It seems sometimes that we just stop in at home to change suitcases and we are back out the door. Summer is pretty busy for us but we do try to get in one #RoadTrip2Fun where everyone just gets to choose a place and off we go.
This year the fun started in Pa. We were off to King of Prussia, Pa. Honestly, I have never been there before so I had no idea what the area would be like. That makes choosing a hotel a little nerveracking.
There are times I just dread stopping for the night wondering what the hotel of choice will be and having it run through my mind forever hoping that we land in a clean place and everything will be up to par. 
One hotel our family always agrees on is the Spring Hill Suites. They have a record with us of 100% when it comes to clean and being on top of things. Of course every hotel is a little different, so until I'm actually in the room, I don't ever comment on things. 
Upon arriving at the Spring Hill Suites in King of Prussia things seemed pretty normal. We checked in easily and the manager on duty could not have been any nicer. Then we got up to the room. BRAVO! Spring Hill Suites did it again. It was like a magic trick. The room was amazingly crispy clean and  very very welcoming!
It was another dream come true. Our family of five settled in and then realized that at 10:30 at night we had not eaten dinner. We called down the front desk for suggestions. They were so helpful and did not stop with ideas until the delivery man arrived in the lobby! We have stayed at some hotels where they just refer you to the directory. Not this one. We were treated like family. The staff really cared about us and it showed. 
Of course the hotel came with all of the basics of a wonderful lobby, exercise room, business room, pool, etc, but there is more to a hotel than what's in it. If the staff does not care about you, there is something missing.
In the morning we woke up refreshed and ready for the inclusive breakfast. This is a real perk when you are traveling with your family. Who wants to go out and try to find somewhere to eat breakfast when you can dine right within the hotel.
Not to mention having to leave the hotel and come back and then check out. The Spring Hill Suites has it down pat. Their breakfast can rival any of the local eateries. There was literally something for everyone. The one tip I will give you after staying in quite a few Spring Hill Suites is find out the night before what time the breakfast is over. No matter where we have stayed from Pa to Florida and back, when breakfast is done, it's done. They have a strict cut off and they hold to it. You can't blame them, keeping things "just right" is what they are all about. Find out more about the hotel here: 
Although the room is huge, these two always end up next to each other
for online time.
If you are traveling to the King of Prussia area of Pa or the Philly area, this Spring Hill Suites would be perfect for you. If you are spending the day at the King of Prussia Mall this would be a perfect ending.
I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel and stand by my decision 100%. A few days after this we stayed with a different hotel chain and I was not thrilled at all. I realized then that all of the hotels we stay at are being held up to the standards of Spring Hill Suites. Congrats Spring Hill Suites King of Prussia. You excelled in cleanliness, helpfulness and yumminess! If we are in the area again we will be back, promise. Thank you for making us feeling like we were "Coming home".....
Disclosure: SpringHillSuites King of Prussia, Pa hosted our family for this wonderful stay.
All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan and not influenced by Spring Hill Suites in any way.
No compensation was given for this post. We love to share our travel stories with you.
Please contact me at ELGEorgia@aol.com and everywhere else at .@3decades3kids. #Roadtrip2fun