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Celebrate National Engineers Week and Go See Black Panther

Everyone is raving about Marvel's epic blockbuster, Black Panther, and rightfully so.  This movie is epic on so many levels.  There's so much about this movie I want to share with you.  After seeing the movie I sat back and thought of the movie release on the heels of National Engineers Week and February 22 being Introduce a Girl to Engineering.
No spoilers
Those familiar with the Black Panther saga know Suri as the teenage sister of T'Challa, the Black Panther.  I had no idea.  Fortunately, my sons are Marvel Masters and my eldest son gave me the rundown on Shuri calling her the "Tony Stark of Wakanda".  Shuri has mastered the power of the resources of her beloved country.
Shuri, Shuri, Shuri, were have you been all my life.  Oh, that's right Shuri didn't appear until 2005.  I headed to our local comic book store hoping to secure a copy of that coveted comic, but they were sold out. *kicks rocks*   
I loved math and science when I was a kid.  It's someth…
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Celebrate National Engineers Week + Ellie, Engineer Prize Pack Giveaway

February 18 - 24 is National Engineers Week and  February 22 is Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day.  We are so happy to celebrate both with a giveaway of the book, Ellie, Engineer by author Jackson Pearce. 

The 2018 National Engineers Week theme is Inspiring Wonder and that's what STEM is all about.  Science plays such an important role in our daily lives and this week along is a great time to share the importance of math, science and all things tech. 

When I think of engineering I think of astronauts, Sally Ride and Mae Jemison, and the role they played in helping me discover a love for science.  It's important young girls grow up knowing they can be anything they want to be and that's one of the reasons I enjoyed the book Ellie, Engineer

Ellie is an engineer. With a tool belt strapped over her favorite skirt (who says you can't wear a dress and have two kinds of screwdrivers handy, just in case?), she invents and builds amazing creations in her backyard workshop.

Check Out Our Top 5 Road Trip Essentials... and Why the Cell Phone Isn't No. 1

Last night Hubby and I were talking about our annual Spring Break family road trip. Although we haven't quite narrowed down our Spring Break destination, we know the importance of planning ahead.
In the past Three Boys and an Old Lady blog has shared tips to help get your vehicle ready for the family road trip and even shared tips on road trips with kids but this time we are sharing our Top 5 Road Trip Essentials.  Road trips have changed so much in the last 5 years.  I remember when my kids were little we would either rent a car or drive our own, nowadays you can rent someone else's car.  Yeah, you can actually rent someone else's car.   
Before you hit the road, check out our list of 5 Road Trip Essentials and see why the cell phone isn't number 1.
1.  Rand McNally Road Atlas.  There are tons of road atlases available but there's only one in the Three Boys and an Old Lady household and it's Rand McNally.  Not the electronic one but the good, old-fashioned, spira…

Crock Pot Ranch Pot Roast

Our crock pots get a work out this time of year.  Wintry winds and cold weather call for hearty meals to keep our family full.  In this house of picky eaters finding something everyone enjoys can be a task but this Crockpot Ranch Pot Roast is a favorite of all!
I typically use a 4-5 lb. chuck roast for this recipe.  Chuck roast is one of the least expensive cuts of beef so it's easy on the budget as well.  Chuck roasts is perfect for slow cooking as the cut gets tender and juicy as it cooks.     This dish is just 5 ingredients + water:  chuck roast, onion, potatoes, pickle juice and a packet of ranch dressing.   A roast, some root veggies like potatoes and a salad and you've got a hearty meal tonight and possibly some leftovers for lunch.
This dish takes about 4 hours to cook so if you put it on around lunchtime, it'll be piping hot and ready in time for dinner and it's no mess.  The simplicity of this flavorful dish is probably why I enjoy it so much. Everything cooks in …

9 Last Minute Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Today is Valentine's Day and you meant to pick up a card for your sweetheart but...
Okay, don't worry, we've got this covered.  Here are 9 last minute Valentine's Day gift ideas sure to wow your valentine.
1.  Deliver a bouquet of flowers.  Not knocking floral delivery service but Valentine's Day is one of the busiest delivery days and there's no real guarantee your flowers will arrive on time so save your cash and pick up a bouquet and drop them off to your valentine.  
2.  Good chocolate.  It's Valentine's Day so splurge on the good chocolate.  Your sweetie probably doesn't want a big box of sweets so choose 3 pieces of their favorite chocolate.  1 for them, 1 for you and 1 to share. 
3.  Heart themed coffee mug.  Fill the mug with a few candies or better yet, fill with a couple of packets of hot chocolate or a couple of K-cups.
4.  Dinner at Home.  Nothing like a home cooked meal of your sweetheart's favorites.  
5.  A really nice card.  Don't …

HEY ARNOLD! THE JUNGLE MOVIE Available on Nickelodeon DVD

THE BELOVED FOOTBALL HEAD RETURNS TO SCREENS IN THE FIELD TRIP OF A LIFETIME

I was so excited to see HEY ARNOLD! returning to the screen during the holidays.  It was one of my favorite shows growing up and one that always left me wondering if my buddy Arnold ever found his parents.  I also wondered what became of his friends, his grandparents and so many more of the characters I'd come to love.
HEY ARNOLD! THE JUNGLE MOVIE Nickelodeon's fan-favorite animated series Hey Arnold!, which burst back onto screens (and back into hearts) this fall with the long-awaited Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie, is coming to DVD on February 13, 2018. Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie features a storyline that picks up where the original TV series ended in 2004, following the kids on the field trip of a lifetime, where Arnold and his friends embark on a quest to achieve his dream of finding his missing parents.

Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie resolves unanswered questions and plotlines--including Arnold …

Disney on Ice Follow Your Heart

We are house filled with Disney fans!  Although I'd love to visit our favorite place every year, it just doesn't happen like that.  Fortunately, we can see all of our favorite characters in the Disney on Ice shows a few times during the year.

I still remember our first show back in 2013 - Disney on Ice Dare to Dream.  Last year we attended Disney on Ice Dream Big and it was amazing.

See this face... this face just in awe of seeing his favorites from Disney live and in person. This is what Disney on Ice is all about.  It truly is magical!
A lot goes into bringing our beloved Disney characters to stadiums and arenas throughout the world and it shows. 
Did you know it takes about 12 hours for each crew to set up the production?Follow your heart straight to adventure at Disney On Ice! Just keep swimming with Dory and new pal Hank from Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory as they set out to find her parents. Cheer with the Emotions from Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out. Venture to wintery Arendelle wh…