Back to School Style with Kohl’s Magic At Play

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.

I have a vivid memory of running my fingers over a satin pink elephant appliquéd to my sweatshirt when I was a preschooler.  I adored everything about that shirt; wanted to wear it all the time and now see similarities in my own children’s choices in clothing.  When given free range to dress themselves, which I believe is important, my kids gravitate towards costumes, props or clothes that transform.  Twirly dresses character-morph several times per day and clothing with graphics often carries magical powers.  The imaginative aspects of six and four-year-old dressing are pretty incredible.

The Kohl’s Jumping Beans collection continues to be a fun fit for my children.  Jake and the Never Land Pirates alongside Sofia the First made a pretty strong presence in our home after a trip to Disney Junior Live!  last Spring.  I even made the boy a Jake inspired costume but had yet to give him Never Land Pirate branded gear.  Naturally, exploring the new exclusive Sofia and Jake Jumping Beans collections, launched this week at Kohl’s, was exciting for my kids.

The details are what make this capsule so special for Back to School.  The below Disney Sofia the First Tiered Dress has a standout jeweled amulet and just the right amount of tulle attached to a comfortable sweatshirt.  I’m pretty sure that it will make my little one feel like she’s costumed – in a school-appropriate way of course.


Sophia the first dress


And the Jake collections for boys perfectly match comfort and Disney magic in really stylish ways.  I suppose that I even find a bit of comfort in sending my little boy off to a new school with his favorite adventurous pirate on his threads.

Jake and the never land pirates clothesFind this exclusive Disney Jumping Beans Magic At Play collection in Kohl’s stores and at


Disney Jumping Beans Planes: Fire & Rescue Savings at Kohl’s

I participated in an Ambassador campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Kohl’s.  Opinions, as always, are my own.

For the past two weeks, the kids have been enjoying a bit of summer camp.  I’m glad that they are having a fun camp experience with friends but also look forward to having them back with me next week.  I’ve been sending my little guy off each morning in his swimsuit – returning to me in the clothes that I tucked into his backpack.  Recently, at pick-up, the first words out of his mouth were “look mama a sports shirt!” as he proudly pointed to the soccer ball on his T-shirt.

I only like shirts with things on them”  he’s since declared.  His budding interest in clothing – an official nod to his big-boyhood.

Since that time, I’ve only packed character or sports themed t-shirts into his camp bag as he generally shuns my more subdued selections.  Naturally he’s all over the new Kohl’s and Disney Jumping Beans Planes Fire & Recuse collection.  As part of the Ambassador program, I shared details on the collection last month.

Dinsey Planes ClothesWe were lucky enough to be invited to an early screening of the Planes: Fire & Rescue movie thanks to Disney.  Unfortunately, scheduling didn’t work out (Shh, don’t tell my kiddos!) – but we will definitely catch the movie soon as it’s officially in theaters today, Friday, July 18th.


If you happen to catch the movie, save your movie ticket stubs to bring to Kohl’s – you’ll save $10 off your kids apparel purchase of $25 or more, when shopping in-store only until July 16th.  Be sure to read the full details on this promotion and click on the below Print & Play icon for fun, free Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue Printables!
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Bring your Planes Fire and Rescue movie ticket stub into Kohl’s and receive $10 off your Kids Apparel purchase of $25 or more, in-store only. OFFER VALID FOR ONE-TIME USE 7/18/14-7/26/14. IN STORE ONLY. ONE KIDS APPAREL MERCHANDISE COUPON PER CUSTOMER. Offer is nontransferable and must be presented at time of in-store purchase. Offer can be combined with other offers. Dollar-off discounts applied prior to percent-off total purchase discounts. Offer cannot be redeemed for cash. No cash back. Offer not valid for price adjustments on prior purchases, the purchase of Gift Cards, payment on a Kohl’s Charge account, the purchase of Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise or other charitable items. Offer excludes prestige brands of cosmetics and skincare and select prestige brands of fragrance. For a complete list of these excluded brands, go to or look for signs in our stores. Offer also excludes select electronics; see store for details. Excludes sales tax. Photocopies or duplicates not accepted. Only one Kids Apparel merchandise coupon may be used per customer. Return value of merchandise purchased with $10 coupon will be subject to adjustment. See store for details.