Disney Frozen at Kohl’s {Giveaway}

I participated in an ambassador campaign on behalf of  influence central  for Kohl’s.  I received promotional items, samples and gift cards as a thank you for participating.

For the past year, the kids’ living room performances have been greatly influenced by Queen Elsa and her pals from Disney’s Frozen movie.  Thankfully, we have lots of video footage of the kids’ soul-belting (and hysterical) renditions of “Let if Go” to enjoy for many years to comeRecently, Frozen fans of all ages officially took Kohl’s by storm with passionate versions of “Let it Go” in last month’s Frozen Sing Your Heart Out Contest.  The winners will soon perform in a Kohl’s Holiday commercial during the 2014 American Music Awards!  Check out the budding superstars belting their frozen hearts out here and remember to cast your vote for your favorites on November 10th.

Disney Frozen

Kohl’s is definitely Holiday ready with a Frozen collection designed to please the Disney Frozen lovers.  From Olaf Snow Cone makers to Elsa leggings for juniors – Kohl’s carriers a variety of Frozen themed toys, apparel and even home goods.  My little ones are eying the Kohl’s exclusive Jumping Bean’s Collection version of Queen Elsa’s dress, matching blue Mary Jane’s and adorable toddler Olaf costume.  Their selection of Frozen themed games, puzzles and art supplies also make for great Holiday gifts.

WIN IT! We’re excited to partner with Kohl’s to giveaway a $100 Kohl’s Gift Card to one lucky winner to kick-off Holiday shopping.  To enter, visit the rafflecopter below.  The contest is open to U.S. only and please note that entries will be verified.  Check back on the rafflecopter widget next week to see if you are the lucky winner!

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Jake and the Never Land Pirates Battle For The Book

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This post is sponsored by Disney Junior. Thanks for supporting the stories that make Marino Bambinos possible.

Ahoy Mateys!  Jake and his crew of swashbuckling pirates were among the first characters to capture my little boy’s interest.

Mama even made him a Jake and the Never Land Pirates costume to fully inhabit his favorite friendly pirate.

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Given his interest, we are thrilled to work with our friends at Disney Junior to help spread the word about their upcoming Disney Junior Family Night Special Event!  Jake and the Never Land Pirates Battle for the Book will premiere on the Disney Channel this Sunday, October 26th, at 6pm EST.

To stir up excitement for special family TV night, Disney Junior surprised our little guy with a fun creative task of  building an epic adventure with an amazing Jake and the Never Land Pirates LEGO® DUPLO® set.

Jake and the Neverland Pirates LEGO DUPLO

Our friendly pirate has been known to disassemble his big sister’s LEGO® Friends sets in a hot minute and express frustration when attempting to rebuild.  That’s why age-appropriate LEGO® DUPLO® sets are perfect for my pre-schooler.   The chunky pieces are easy for his four-year-old hands to manipulate and his confidence soars when following the enclosed directions with my guidance.

jake and the never land pirates lego epic battle build

We had a really special time building and telling stories together.

jake LEGO DUPLO

Jake’s pirate ship has since been on daily living room adventures to save Never Land.  And guess what? It even has a working cannon (AKA little boy’s dream!).

Jake and the Never Land Pirates epic battle build

Disney Junior is encouraging all kids to join in Jake’s Epic Battle Build by using their LEGO® DUPLO® sets to story-tell and create Jake and the Never Land Pirate adventures.  Parents – simply share an image of your child’s LEGO® DUPLO® creations and story on facebook to enter to win exciting prizes in the Epic Battle Build Sweepstakes including an Ultimate LEGO® DUPLO® Prize Pack.

Yo ho ho Mateys!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Disney Junior. Opinions, as always, are my own.

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