Kohl’s + Disney Magic at Play {Giveaway}

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

If you’re familiar with my kids fashion posts, it’s pretty evident that I enjoy the creativity found in dressing Lucia and Adrian.  As much as love putting together a particular pint-sized outfit, I think it’s also important to give my kids full reign to express themselves however they see fit.  Selecting their own clothing (and often costumes and props) encourages their growing autonomy, imagination and sense of independence.

When I was asked to participate in an ambassador campaign for Kohl’s new Disney Jumping Beans Magic at Play collection, I knew it would be a great fit for Lucia and Adrian.  The kids have always gravitated towards requesting character apparel and accessories, and our recent trip to Walt Disney World seemed to strengthen their sense of personal connection to their favorite iconic characters.  The fun Magic at Play collection, exclusive to Kohl’s, is playful and practical, featuring special Disney detailing with functional designs that allow kids to be kids.

As soon as a preview of the Americana theme capsule wrapped in Disney magic arrived at our door, I knew that I wanted to take the kids along with me to Kohl’s to select their favorite items.

#MagicAtPlayThe all-American designs featuring the beloved Mouse-duo are available in the infant to size 7 range at very affordable prices.  We left with some exciting purchases that will clearly get a lot of use – and even appealed to this typically character-apparel shunning mama.  I found the clothing easy to intermix with each other and the children’s preexisting wardrobes.

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Most important, these are the sort of playful, flexible clothes that my children want to wear and that makes me incredibly happy.


Kohl’s is generously giving away a $100 Kohl’s gift card to one lucky MB reader – to have a chance to shop the new Kohl’s Jumping Beans Americana Collection.  To enter simply visit the rafflecopter below.  US only please and entires are verified. Best of luck and stay tuned for more upcoming Kohl’s Disney Magic at Play features.

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Easter Sunday

One of things I love most about celebrating holidays with my children is seeing their joy in all of the preparations.

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The Easter Bunny remembered to stop at our home, nibble on a carrot and drop off two baskets.  I think he really enjoyed the children’s handmade notes too.

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The kids participated in the annual Easter egg hunt after mass.  It’s so sweet to see the parishioners come together with  tons of eggs for the kids filled with treats and quarters and other little trinkets.

Easter Egg Hunt

We love spending Easter with family and there was so much to celebrate on Sunday in addition to the beauty of the holiday.  Little cousins were so excited to spend time together, hunt for more eggs and be with their grandparents.  Our newest family member, 10-day-old baby P even came by to join the fun – he absolutely makes his aunty melt.

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We hope your day was lovely as well!


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