About Jennifer

Jennifer is the owner of Sweep Tight. She is married to a wonderful man and together they live with their three dogs. When Jen isn't working on her blog, you can find her reading, playing word games, running, doing yoga, or boating on Lake Michigan. Jen is completely in love with all forms of social media. Connect with Jennifer on Google +

Shortcut Egg Salad Sandwich Recipe

Shortcut Egg Salad Sandwich Recipe

An egg salad sandwich makes a great lunch, but most of the time it's not something I have all mixed up and ready to go. I do, however, keep hard-boiled eggs on hand most often. Turns out, you don't need to create a complicated mixture to enjoy a delicious egg salad sandwich. This post is sponsored by Lunchbox, but all opinions are my own. Mike requested an egg salad sandwich the other day. … [Read more...]

No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Energy Balls Recipe

No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Energy Balls Recipe

I have seen a lot of recipes for energy balls on Pinterest and always intend to make them. Like most things I end up pinning, I rarely follow through with the creation part. Well, this time we are changing that. After all of my Lemon Oreo recipe shenanigans, it's time for a healthier snack recipe. This post contains affiliate links, which could help us feed our peanut butter … [Read more...]

Mothers Day Gifts That Don’t Suck – Free Printable

Printable Mother's Day Cleaning Coupon

Mothers Day is fast approaching. You can get her the standard flowers and cards, OR you can get her something a little more unique. Don't panic! Unique doesn't have to mean super involved. My definition of an epic Mothers Day gift is one that screams, "You are SO awesome, mom." This post contains affiliate links to possibly help us spoil our moms a bit more this year. Mothers Day Gifts Don't … [Read more...]

Oatmeal Banana Homemade Dog Treats Recipe

Oatmeal Banana Homemade Dog Treats Recipe

I have always wanted to make homemade dog treats for our guys. Using simple ingredients, it's easier than you might think to create tasty DIY dog treats in minutes. There's a great peace of mind that comes along with knowing exactly what you are feeding your dogs. While visiting one of my favorite blogs, DogVills.com, I came across their hypoallergenic dog treat recipe and knew I had to try … [Read more...]

Pros and Cons of Never Aging #Adaline #IC

Pros and Cons of Never Aging #Adaline #IC

Never aging might sound like a dream, but there would be some downfalls, as well. I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Lionsgate. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. The Age of Adaline Movie The Age of Adaline is a unique, romantic movie for all ages. This mystical film is more than the typical love story. Viewers will … [Read more...]

Join Me in the 28-Day Challenge with Burt’s Bees

Join Me in the 28-Day Challenge with Burt's Bees

I have joined the 28-Day Challenge with Burt's Bees on a quest to improve my skin for spring. I invite you to join me, and follow along with my progress. This post is sponsored by Burt's Bees and DataRank, but all opinions are my own. My skin is a constant work in progress. Like most of us, I took the skin of my youth for granted and abused the heck out of it. Years of baking in the sun and … [Read more...]

Orange and Lemon Loaded Cookie Recipe

Orange and Lemon Loaded Cookie Recipe

I am all about citrus this spring, and this cookie recipe packs a citrus punch. My quest to be creative using Lemon Oreos continues. What better way to use a cookie than add it to a cookie recipe? Is it extreme? Yep. Does it make an indulgent and decadent treat? Super yep. Last time I went grocery shopping, I happened to notice Orange Sherbet cupcake mix. I love making cookies using cake … [Read more...]

Best Potato Salad Recipe with Eggs

Best Potato Salad Recipe with Eggs

My mother-in-law makes the best potato salad recipe. As promised, I am sharing it with you with her permission. I think she calls it "American Potato Salad", but Mike said the only acceptable name was the "Best Potato Salad". In any case, it's a sure crowd pleaser. This post contains affiliate links, but all opinions are my own. The recipe she gave me is enough to feed a large gathering. … [Read more...]

Easy Dinner Option – Hamburger Helper Rebate Giveaway

Easy Dinner Option - Hamburger Helper Rebate

There's a Hamburger Helper Rebate for free ground beef with purchase. It's a great time to stock up on the fast and easy dinner option that we all know and love. Thank you to Helper for sponsoring today’s post and inspiring me to try your Free Ground Beef Rebate. Cheesy and Easy Dinner Option There are only two of us here, so it's ideal that I keep quick and easy dinner options on hand. We … [Read more...]

9 Reasons Why I Love the 2016 Mazda6

9 Reasons Why I Love the 2016 Mazda6

The 2016 Mazda6 is a true joy to drive. We were given one to test drive for a week, and I didn't want to give it back. Neither of us did. In fact, I think Mike may have driven it more than I did. He's a car guy and was very impressed by the 2016 Mazda6. Since I love so much about this vehicle, allow me to express my adoration in list form. 9 Reasons Why I Love the 2016 Mazda6 Sharp … [Read more...]

Get the AXE Effect and an Adrenaline Rush Giveaway

Get the AXE Effect and an Adrenaline Rush

The post is sponsored by Lunchbox, however all opinions expressed are 100% my own.  My husband is a big fan of AXE. He uses that stuff all the time. I'm a fan, too, because the AXE effect is real, ladies. The hubby smells AWESOME. That's why I'm excited that right now, he can get the AXE effect, and he can win something super cool. Get the AXE Effect Everyday, Get the Adrenaline Now The … [Read more...]

Roll Back Savings with Walmart’s Stock and Save Event

Roll Back Savings with Walmart's Stock and Save Event

The product information found within this post and the Walmart gift cards have been provided by P&G, however all opinions expressed are my own.  Let me be super clear on this. The whole Roll Back thing Walmart does is awesome. Purely awesome. They already have super low prices on stuff, but when roll backs come around, it gets real. I'm a big fan of stocking up on a good roll back, so I'm … [Read more...]

3 Dogs + 1 Husband = Spring Cleaning with BISSELL Giveaway

Spring Cleaning with BISSELL

I have three adorable AND crazy dogs and one husband who always seems to be dirty. I do my best to make sure all four of my boys keep their dirt confined to the outside, but boys will be boys - especially mine. That's exactly why I do my Spring cleaning with BISSELL. It helps me get all that dirt out of the carpet and upholstery. Vacuuming just doesn't cut it in this house! Thank you BISSELL for … [Read more...]

Piña Colada Fruit Dip Recipe

Piña Colada Fruit Dip Recipe

This Piña Colada fruit dip recipe contains no alcohol. Let's just get that out of the way right away. This dip is another one of my mother-in-law's fabulous recipes. I am so lucky that she's sharing her delicious creations with me. This is a dip that is always a hit at her gatherings. It's so flavorful and delicious you could just eat it with a spoon. But, we will dip fruit in it to feel better … [Read more...]

Getting Organized with My HP Envy 15

Getting Organized with My HP Envy 15

Getting organized seems to be a constant challenge for me. Since I started blogging, the struggle is even realer than ever. I think there was a time in my life where I might have been an organized person. Feels like a dream now. Thankfully, technology is here to help us on our quest to get organized and stay that way. #spon: I'm required to disclose a relationship between our site and Intel … [Read more...]

The Dollar General – Save Money and Save Literacy

Encourage kids to Read to Pets

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Purina for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. We all know the Dollar General is great for saving money. You can get everything from food to housewares to decorations, and you can get them at great prices. Now Dollar General wants to do more than just save you money. They want to help get kids excited about reading. Savings and Reading are … [Read more...]

The Power of Home Equity

The power of home equity

This post is written and sponsored by U.S. Bank. Seems you’ve got a bit of a dilemma on your hands. That big project you’ve had in your head for what feels like forever is now actually coming together on paper and just waiting to be started. You have the time to do it and - best of all? - you want to do it. There’s just one problem. You need funds, because without them, your dream project stays … [Read more...]

Poise Thin-Shape Pads for Comfortable Protection – Free Sample

Poise Thin-Shape Pads Make Bulkiness a Thing of the Past

Poise Thin-Shape pads make bulky, uncomfortable diapers a thing of the past. That's awesome because my Gram has LBL, and she hates wearing traditional bladder pads. They're thick and bulky and super uncomfortable, and period pads are no better! Poise Thin-Shape Pads Make My Gram's Life Better My Gram hates wearing big, bulky pads, but at the same time, she is very nervous about going without … [Read more...]

Power Walking My Way Back to Running

Power Walking My Way Back to Running

Spring is finally here, and I've finally had the opportunity to get out there with my Alvita Wireless Activity Tracker. Yay! I've decided that since I haven't been running in so long, that I am going to power walk my way back into it. Sponsored post; all opinions are my own. Power Walking and Running Intervals I love power walking with my Omron. I used to run quite a bit, but ever since I … [Read more...]

Copycat Starbucks Birthday Cake Frappuccino Recipe

Copycat Starbucks Birthday Cake Frappuccino Recipe

Did you happen to get a Starbucks Birthday Cake Frappuccino during the four or so days that they had them available? Well, I did, and it pretty much ruined me. I almost wish I hadn't sampled the limited-time deliciousness of this beverage. This post contains affiliate links; all opinions are my own. During the last day the special frappuccino was on their menu, I waited in line behind like … [Read more...]

Distracted Driving Awareness Month – Put Down the Phone

Distracted Driving Awareness Month - Put Down the Phone

In honor of Distracted Driving Awareness Month, I'd like to encourage you to put down the cell phone. Distracted driving is an extremely dangerous thing. All it takes is one second of not looking at the road to change your life or someone else's life forever. A call or a text just isn't worth it. Sponsored post; all opinions are my own. Tips for Distracted Driving Awareness Month and All … [Read more...]

New Fresh Squeezed Juice at Jamba Juice Giveaway

New Fresh Squeezed Juice at Jamba Juice

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Jamba Juice for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Fresh squeezed juice is the best, but it can be overwhelming to make. You need a juicer and a lot of fresh ingredients. It can be somewhat time-consuming, and require a lot of prep and clean up. For this reason, we seem to go on mini-juicing kicks in this household. I was thrilled to hear that … [Read more...]

Lemon Oreo No Bake Cheesecakes for Two Recipe

Lemon Oreo No Bake Cheesecakes for Two Recipe

As promised, here's another Lemon Oreo recipe. Perhaps we can all convince the head honchos at Oreo to keep them around. The package says "Limited Edition" and I find that quite horrifying. Post contains affiliate links; all opinions are my own. On my quest to find Lemon Oreo recipes, I came across the drool-worthy magnificence on My Baking Addiction. Her pictures alone had me racing to the … [Read more...]

DIY Scrub for Tub and Sink Cleaning

DIY Scrub for Tub and Sink Cleaning

My mother-in-law gave me her DIY scrub for tub and sink cleaning, and I love it. With a simple four ingredients, you can create a refreshing scrub for the sink and the bathtub. I know sinks and tubs come in a variety of materials. I don't find this scrub to be that abrasive, but use your own judgement depending on what you have. Post contains affiliate links; all opinions are my own. DIY … [Read more...]

Lemon Oreo Banana Bread Recipe

Lemon Oreo Banana Bread Recipe

When I saw Lemon Oreos at the store the other day, I whipped them into my cart on auto-pilot. There's was no thought involved. Just, bam, in the cart, and now I will be making some Lemon Oreo recipes. Post contains affiliate links; all opinions are my own. My first Lemon Oreo kitchen adventure was to try to make banana bread. The first batch was a fail because I was wrongly deceived by a … [Read more...]

#FrozenCustardTime $1000 Sweepstakes

#FrozenCustardTime $1000 Sweepstakes

Photo credit: Fake Ginger Looking for inspiration for a delicious, yet easy dessert for your family? Explore the rich and creamy dessert ideas on the Frozen Custard Time Pinterest Board! When you begin treat planning with delicious, quality products, such as EDY’s® and DREYER’s Frozen Custard, you’ll save time and know you’ll be putting a dessert your family will appreciate on the … [Read more...]

Getting to Know 3D Imagery and RealSense Technology with HP Envy

Getting to Know 3D Imagery and RealSense Technology with HP Envy

It doesn't seem long ago that 3D Imagery would be considered futuristic. Well, it's here. The HP Envy 15 with RealSense technology has 3D capabilities and exciting innovations. #spon: I'm required to disclose a relationship between our site and Intel This could include Intel providing us w/content, product, access or other forms of payment. The HP Envy 15 with Intel RealSense … [Read more...]

Over 20 Waffle Recipes for Waffle Day

Over 20 Waffle Recipes for Waffle Day

Here is a collection of waffle recipes in honor of Waffle Day. Yes, March 25th is Waffle Day. I can't make this stuff up, people. Who am I to question a good food being celebrated? Since my original plan to post this in time for breakfast failed, perhaps we should all have breakfast for dinner (brinner) tonight! Photo credit: Melanie Makes I have never been all that creative when it comes to … [Read more...]

XFINITY X1 Accessibility Options and $100 Giveaway

XFINITY X1 Accessibility Options

The accessibility options available on the new XFINITY X1 system are impressive. In fact, the ability to turn on subtitles at all times might be one of the top reasons why we love the new X1 system so much. XFINITY sponsored this post; all opinions are my own. See more disclosure details below. Mike doesn't hear that well. He was born with a congenital issue that has affected his hearing … [Read more...]

How to Craft More Efficiently with Cricut Explore

How to Craft More Efficiently with Cricut Explore

I have never known how to craft. That might sound strange, but I always thought crafting and DIY projects were part of an inherited gene that I just didn't receive. My sister is quite crafty, and so is my mom. I received a Cricut Explore for review purposes; all opinions are my own. This wireless design-and-cut system can make anyone a crafter. I know it has for me! How to Craft More … [Read more...]

Important Steps to Home Ownership

Important Steps to Home Ownership

This post is written and sponsored by U.S. Bank. So, you’re ready to make the big leap into home ownership? Good for you. Home ownership can be a great experience and holds a number of tangible and intangible benefits. But first, you need to actually buy that property, which, especially if this is your first home, can feel more than a little complicated. Understanding the mortgage … [Read more...]

Celebrate Chocolate Caramel Day – Recipe Roundup

Celebrate Chocolate Caramel Day - Recipe Roundup

National Chocolate Caramel Day is March 19th. It's important to know this date. Chocolate and caramel are completely scrumptious together, and deserve to be celebrated. If you need ideas on how to celebrate, read on. I have rounded up some of my super talented blogger friends to bring you a collection of recipes containing the dynamic flavor duo of goodness. Celebrate Chocolate Caramel Day - … [Read more...]

Easy Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe – Only 5 Ingredients

Easy Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe - Only 5 Ingredients

I have been trying to create an easy peanut butter cookie recipe for a few days now. Several of them turned out to taste like old, rotten, Play-Doh. Finally, we have a winner. These peanut butter cookies taste delicious, and only take a short time to make. This post contains affiliate links, all opinions are my own. When I worked with LTD Commodities, one of the items that I got was a … [Read more...]

Awareness is the Key to Losing Weight

Awareness is the Key to Losing Weight

I would say that a major key to losing weight is awareness. It's easy to assume how many calories you eat in a day or how many steps you take, but that number may be nowhere near reality. Sponsored post and free product received from Omron, all opinions are my own. When I was at my best fitness level ever in my life, I was counting calories in and calories out like a spaz. This can be a major … [Read more...]

Ways to Get Ready for Game Day – Savings and Giveaway

Ways to Get Ready for Game Day

It's quite obvious that my favorite part about game day is all the savings opportunities. We happen to be huge fans of the Official NCAA Pre-Game products, so it works out all too well for my spring stock-up plan. Sponsored by Lunchbox, all opinions are my own. There's many things to like about game day. The food, the friends, the excitement, the commercials, the actual game...there's something … [Read more...]

Celebrate National Sloppy Joe Day and Manwich Mondays

Celebrate National Sloppy Joe Day and Manwich Mondays

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Manwich for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. National Sloppy Joe Day is on March 18th. What a perfect way to enjoy the nostalgic meal of Sloppy Joe's. Manwich Mondays are another great way to incorporate the tasty zing of Manwich into your week. Celebrate National Sloppy Joe Day and Manwich Mondays I work outside of the home on Mondays, … [Read more...]

Lighten Up with Spray Lotion – #StIvesSprays Savings and Giveaway

Lighten Up with Spray Lotion

Spray lotion is what I will be stocking up on for the warmer weather. Once it gets nicer outside, I prefer the feel of a lighter lotion. Sprays provide just the hydration I am looking for without that heavy feeling. Sponsored post by Lunchbox, all opinions are 100% my own. Warm weather is finally showing its face. Heck, Mike has already been out fishing. Soon enough, we will all be in … [Read more...]

Best Prices on Kid Products – Drop the Price with Dropprice Giveaway

Best Prices on Kid Products - Drop the Price with Dropprice

If you're a mom, you want the best products for your kids. You also want the best prices. Dropprice is a new way for moms to work together to get the best mommy gear and the best possible price. Their secret is what they call "peer-to-peer marketing." Sponsored post by Dropprice, all opinions are my own. Mom Power at its Finest - Get the Best Prices I'm not a mom, but I have a ton of mom … [Read more...]

No More Belt Holes with Trakline Belt for Men #FashionistaEvents Giveaway

No More Belt Holes with Trakline Belt for Men

The Trakline Belt is a hot new fashion item for men. Ladies, we aren't the only ones that yo-yo with our weight. Our men can fluctuate as well, which can require adding another loop to the belt. Have you ever tried to create your own belt loop in a leather belt? Well, for us the results have never been pretty. The Trakline Belt eliminates the need for belt loops. Its sleek and innovative design … [Read more...]

Best Spring Game Face – My 7 Step Plan and Gift Card Giveaway

Best Spring Game Face - My 7 Step Plan

Mike and I did some major spring cleaning over the weekend. It made me think that it's also time to clean up myself. I need to get into spring-mode and get my game face on. This winter did a serious number on me, and my skin is hurting. With signs of spring trickling in, I feel inspired to make some positive changes. Sponsored post by Lunchbox, all opinions are 100% my own. My Plan to Get My … [Read more...]

My 7 Favorite Ways to Relieve Stress Naturally

My 7 Favorite Ways to Relieve Stress Naturally

We all have our favorite ways to relieve stress. Stress is unavoidable. At times, it can even be a good thing. It helps to motivate us, excite us, and gets that blood pumping. Reaching outside your comfort zone is what helps you grow as a person. This is scary and stressful, but oh so worth it. Having said that, stress is not a fun feeling. It can quickly turn into anxiety and do more harm than … [Read more...]

Giveaway Winners November 2014 through February 2015

sweep tight winners

Yes, I am a wee bit behind on posting winners. I apologize for that, and will try my hardest to get back on track moving forward! Winners are chosen randomly using the widget and then notified by email. They are posted here after the winner has been confirmed. You do not need to check this in order to see if you won, but if you are curious, you can always come check it out. I will not … [Read more...]

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