flipping the block

 Being a mother of two boys in an apartment I sometimes wish we had more space, but owning a home is a big challenge.  Buying a home that needs work and dealing with the stress of repairs, improvements, and everything else that comes with a home is scary.  That is why I have loved watching Flipping The Block on HGTV on Sunday nights.  They take pairs of contractors and place them in identical units and have them work their magic.  From new kitchens, bathroom, design, and turning a wreck into a masterpiece makes you see what can be done in a space you thought was hopeless.

The team that creates the best design and sells their unit for the highest prices collects a cool $50,000 prize.  Judges, HGTV stars Nicole Curtis (Rehab Addict) and Scott McGillivray (Income Property), will select winners each week to win a prize, including extra cash for their design budget and help from another one of the network’s popular designers, David Bromstad. Host Josh Temple, a licensed contractor, will guide the teams as they demo, renovate and sell the units

Fans can learn more about the teams by visiting http://www.hgtv.com/flipping-the-block/show/index.html



Distinctly Dad Johnson and Johnson


Father’s Day just passed and I think sometimes dad can be overlooked.  Johnson and Johnson is putting together an effort to show the importance of love in a child’s life.  Their film, “Distinctly Dad” is their first effort in show the impact of dad on the development of a child.  In the film we are introduced to three dads who are positively impacting their children’s lives.  We don’t only see how different dads interact with their children we see them come to the realization of how their life changes, how critical they are to their children, and how irreplaceable they are.


Take time to watch the movie and see if you can appreciate how Johnson & Johnson’s #howloveworks effort – a journey to discover how love has such a powerful impact on those we care about most. We’ll explore evidence and anecdote, science and story. And together, find out how love works.



weet bix

Being a mom you always want the best for your children. You want them to dream and have goals to go after.  Weet-Bix, a leading cereal in New Zealand, teamed up with the All Blacks rugby team to make a young boys dreams become a reality for a day.  It doesn’t matter where you are from because this story and video will make you smile and hope one day your kids get to experience their dreams becoming a reality.

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Oreo Snack Hack

When you think of Oreo Cookies you think of a great snack that is enjoyed by you and your kids.  Who doesn’t remember ripping open a bag and dunking those cookies in a cold glass of milk or breaking them apart to enjoy what has to be the best filling in the land? Well how would you feel if those same treats were used to make things like chicken tenders, tortilla chips, or bread pudding?  Well Oreo partnered with food innovators to create these tasty treats. Michael Voltaggio is the owner of  ink. and ink.sack, Roy Choi is a food truck revolutionary and Kogi co-founder, and Nguyen Tran of the underground sensation Starry Kitchen.

Check out the videos of their creations and be sure to stop over to OREO hacks on Tumblr at oreo.tumblr.com to see more hacks  and submit your own OREO hacks for a chance to be featured as a Tumblr Radar Post.

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One of the most anticipated family movies of 2014 is the return of the Disney’s Muppets gang and this time they are joining forces with the 2014 Toyota Highlander. The all new highlander a sleek new exterior, room enough for eight humans, and enough versatility for you to make every day a joyride.  As a mom I know what it means to have plenty of space when you have to hit the road and if you don’t need to squeeze a bunch of muppets in your car I am sure fitting a couple of strollers and school supplies will be a snap!

If you missed their great commercial with Terry Crews, star of the Golden Globe®-winning FOX series Brooklyn Nine-Nine, check out the video below.  Muppets Most Wanted hits theaters on March 21.