We are excited to announce that Mr. Clean is one of the brand icons competing in this year’s “New York’s Madison Avenue Advertising Walk of Fame.” As seen on USA Today some 20 icons are in the running but only two will be enshrined on Oct. 4 during Advertising Week 2011 in New York City! Voters will have a chance to pick the nation’s top two ad icons — and top two ad slogans. The winners will be hoisted as permanent banners on the ad industry’s version of Hollywood & Vine: New York’s Madison Avenue Advertising Walk of Fame.

We have our winner! Congrats Marsha!

We told you there would be two car seat giveaways, and here’s the second one as promised! This time around we are giving away a Recaro ProRIDE! You can read my full review of this awesome car seat here. But, how about I just give a re-cap for you.

I was beyond excited when I found out I would be getting a Boba to review. I have what some people call a baby-wearing obsession, but to me it is so much more than just an obsession. It is the personal connection, the interaction and bonding, providing security to my son, and so much more. Not to mention, it allows me to be hands-free, which makes it that much more worth it.

I was browsing around on Pinterest and found this brilliant little idea. Baking Obsession posted a stuffed baguette recipe, and I was in love! I decided I had to try it out right away. It’s a fun way to serve bread and dips! Vera used a goat cheese stuffing, but I went with my favorite spinach dip. I’m throwing in the recipe, just in case you don’t have an easy one handy. The best part about this spinach dip, is how ridiculously cheap it is (and ridiculously good too!).

At dinner tables across the country, parents are asking children what they learned in school every day. Those questions are filled with answers such as “I don’t remember”, “I don’t know” and the always popular “nothing”. Even though parents know that this is not possible, they don’t know where to turn for the answers. Yes, they can do directly to the source and ask the teachers but it is also important for parents to take ownership over their son or daughter’s learning.

Juicy, nectar-sweet peaches are one of the joys of summertime eating. In this southern-inspired dish, they are tucked into crunchy cornmeal crepes and then warmed in the oven until piping hot, to create a breakfast to linger over. A dollop of buttery mascarpone and a dusting of sugar provide the perfect finishing touches.

Welcome to Jess T.’s Tech Tuesday, where all your geek are belong to us!

As much as I love gadgets, once the initial “OMG WOOOO” wears off, they start to look a little dull. Now don’t get me wrong, I still love my Android phone, my Wii, my laptop and my Nintendo 3DS but they all just look so… blah. When I feel less than fancy, I go shopping for something bright and colorful to wear – so who says your gadgets can’t do the same thing?

Welcome to our DIY Crafts series! DIY Crafts is focused on crafts that we have done, crafts that we will do and crafts that others have done that I feel deserve the “Craft Spotlight“. I invite you to check back often as I share these projects with you. You can view all of the DIY Crafts by visiting our DIY and Arts & Crafts section.

My kids DESTROYED books. Ripping, tossing, chewing and tearing – books were “well loved” at our house. Now that they are old enough to be a bit more respectful to literature, I’ve discovered Indestructibles – “built for the way babies read.” While its too late for me to put these to good use, its not too late for you!