My pilot is airing on HGTV!!! Watch “My Flippin’ Friends” on April 2nd!


I am  a bit delirious as I write this because after a year of keeping this secret, I finally get to announce that the home renovation pilot we filmed for HGTV, call My Flippin’ Friends, is airing on April 2nd, at Noon EST/11am CT!!! I shared the news on social media yesterday and am overwhelmed with the response. This has been a goal of mine for so long! Ever since starting I SPY DIY, I have been pitching the idea of a TV show, but never quite had the perfect idea, or the timing was off… and somehow through a series of random events this idea came together and we were fortunate enough to have HGTV love it enough to give us a pilot! Keeping this secret has been SO hard and I am elated that I finally get to say it out loud! It’s honestly surreal. I am SO proud of the pilot, the crew and production team are amazing, and made this insane process seem a little more normal. And my friends are beyond amazing, they had no idea what I was getting them into, and every one has handled it like a star, and they are so charismatic on TV 🙂  The dynamic between us is so fun, and I can’t wait for you all to see it!

Before I get ahead of myself, here is a little bit about the show: It’s about me and my four friends working together to buy and flip properties in our hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  In each episode, you’ll watch the team take on a new home for flipping.  Real estate broker and self-proclaimed group hall-monitor, Mike, will be responsible for presenting options. The team will walk through the potential homes together and by group vote, decide which project to tackle next.   Once we’ve selected a home, each team member will need to layout their plans of attack: Alan from a construction and build perspective, I head up the design team including Benji and Mallory to oversee the overall look and staging of each house, and Mike is in charge of the budget and listing the properties. The process unfolds from demolition, to build, to design, to staging and, eventually, sale. Together we manage all the stress that comes from flipping houses, plus the ups, downs and fun that comes along when working with friends! 

Here are a few Behind-the-Scene pics from the show!

The design team (Benji, Jenni and Mallory) thrifting for some wood for a DIY project. 

No pressure: Jenni just handling heavy machinery while being filmed!

Demo Day with the crew! 

The man with a plan and the money guy. These two make all my crazy ideas happen, or shoot them down because of “budget constraints”… My least favorite phrase. (Alan, Jenni, Mike)

Some of us are…vertically challenged, ha! (Jenni, Benji, Alan)


Ok, Now here is where we need you all! HGTV decides if we get a full series based off the response to the pilot, so PLEASE help us spread the word!

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And THANK YOU for all your support throughout the years, this opportunity truly is a dream come true!




  1. Julia says:

    So so excited for you!! Can’t wait to tune in and watch the pilot. Congrats!

    Julia –

    1. Jenni says:

      YAY!!! Thankyou!!

  2. Paula from Her Life Is Love says:

    This sounds exciting! Good luck!

    1. Jenni says:

      Thank you!!!

  3. Maritza | Maritza Lisa says:

    What wonderful news! Congratulations! Can’t wait to watch!

  4. Samia says:

    ofcourse you guys deserve the show!!!!!!! will do everything to spread the word 😉 xoxo

    1. Jenni says:

      Thank you so much!

  5. Nicole says:

    Sounds ace 🙂 Can you get HGTV in the UK?

    1. Jenni says:

      Sadly I don’t think so….

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  7. Ashley Gibby says:

    So excited for you. I’ve been following you for a just a few months now and super excited for the show. I’ll definitely be watching. Best of luck!

    Ashley –

  8. Georgie says:

    This is going to be Amazeballs! Can’t wait!

  9. Jalee says:

    Can’t wait for this, Jenni!! I remember watching you on Good Morning America creating a 4th of July DIY and absolutely loved you. Will definitely be watching and cheering you guys on! XOXO

  10. sherry says:

    I will be watching with friends.❤?

  11. Lee & Michelle Brocher says:

    And to think you started your hard work in the deli. Michelle can’t wait to watch! We’re proud of you.

    1. Jenni says:

      Aww Thanks Lee!

  12. Den says:

    I like your pics. And Can’t wait for This new show.

  13. Katie McC says:

    WOW! Congratulations!!!! Just told my mom about the show. She LOVES HGTV! Can’t wait to watch. -Katie

  14. J Pratt says:

    Can’t wait for this episode to air. I’m a Milwaukee native and an avid DIYer. Looking forward to seeing your project and design and seeing our wonderful City in the spotlight.

  15. Sharon S. (SS) says:

    Wow that’s so awesome that something that you once dreamed about is now a reality! Congratulations! I look forward to watching you guys on TV 🙂

  16. Tammy says:

    Watched Show. I Really Enjoyed, Even Made Me A Little Proud,Because I Lived Here Over 50 Years. I Would Definitely Continue To Watch.

  17. Tammy says:

    Just Watched Show. I Really Enjoyed Seeing Houses In My Neighborhoods Being Fixed Up. I Would Definitely Continue To Watch Thank You.

  18. Carole LaForce says:

    Enjoyed your show that will showcase Milwaukee and its various neighborhoods. 10 times better than that irritating Flip or Flop or Love It or List It. Have one critique,,,,,I realize there was a budget crunch, but the “after” definitely lacked curb appeal. Some potted inexpensive plants, maybe with a little bistro table & chairs would have helped.

    Looking forward to next episode.

  19. Jamie says:

    We have been following you guys for a while now and were anticipating the pilot of the show, fantastic! Loved the aspect of a show being filmed in Milwaukee, WI, just an hour and a half from our hometown. Myself and my husband’s cousin and his wife run an online wrought iron store and are very busy with the business and they have 2 small children. While raising 2 children, running the business and starting up 2 more online stores they are busy renovating a 1900’s farmhouse and adjacent barn for our offices and future showroom. If there are any future endeavors your show would like to pursue outside Milwaukee I would love to surprise them with some help and ideas. Best of luck to you all and we hope the show is a huge success and look forward to seeing more of you!

  20. Patrick and Bonnie Walsh says:

    We love the name of the show. Also was nice to see what a couple of young and talented people can creat with a little hard work. Hope the show continues. Jenny and Mike Manitowoc is proud of you.

  21. Curt says:

    Fun show, fun people

  22. Lori Donahue says:

    Good show and pretty neat that it’s right here in Milwaukee i would watch it all the time
    Good luck

  23. Lori says:

    Really enjoyed the show! All the cast members are good looking and likable. Loved the scenes of Milwaukee! I really hope your show gets picked up!

  24. Sherry says:

    Loved the show. Need more episodes. Looks like they are having fun.

  25. Lisa says:

    Saw the show!! Loved it and the transformation of the house was beautiful!!! I’d love to know where you got the longhorn steer photograph!

  26. Sharon S. (SS) says:

    Excited to watch more of this show!

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