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 +

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...]

DIY Owl Cake #CakeMyDay Sweetworks Prize Package Giveaway

DIY Owl Cake #CakeMyDay

I was inspired to make an Owl Cake based on the Owl Cake recipe in the book, Cake My Day. You will have to buy the book to see their version but in this post I will share mine. This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me by Sweetworks. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic. DIY Owl Cake I have never been all that creative when it … [Read more...]

Deep Cleaning to Reduce Allergens with Chem-Dry Sweepstakes

Deep Cleaning to Reduce Allergens

Deep cleaning our home frequently is important. Not only am I allergic to a long list of items, but we have three shedding dogs to clean up after. After this long, frigid winter of the house being locked up tightly, a thorough cleaning is an absolute must. Sponsored post, all opinions are my own. About Chem-Dry Chem-Dry is the world's largest carpet and upholstery cleaning service. Founded in … [Read more...]

Sexy Wedding Dress Ideas and Shopbop Sale

Sexy Wedding Dress Ideas

I can remember trying to choose my wedding dress. I wanted a sexy wedding dress that was still considered classy and somewhat traditional. Actually, who am I kidding? There was nothing traditional about my wedding. I got married on a pirate ship in Las Vegas for goodness sakes. But, to me, it's all about the marriage and the lifelong journey that takes place after that special day. While browsing … [Read more...]

Manly Scrub Recipe #GameReadyProducts Gift Card Giveaway

Manly Scrub Recipe

I created a manly scrub for Mike's dry skin. Since March is here, it's time to start sloughing off that dead winter skin to create a nice clean slate for all of his favorite manly man products. Sponsored post by Lunchbox, all opinions are 100% my own. The winter does a number on our skin. I have a wide variety of exfoliating scrubs and washes, but most of them are in girly scents. Mike … [Read more...]

Bing Browser and Bing Rewards – Swag for Searching

Bing Browser and Bing Rewards - Swag for Searching

I'm a full-time blogger, so I'm always on the computer. That means I'm also searching the internet at all times. That's why Bing Rewards is awesome. I just use the Bing browser, and I earn credits for all kinds of swag. It's pretty sweet.  I was compensated for this post by Bing Rewards, however all thoughts, experiences, and opinions are my own.  Booty Brought to you by the Bing Browser I … [Read more...]

Vanilla Rich Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

Vanilla Rich Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

Chocolate chip muffins are my favorite kind of muffin. I had been looking for a good recipe for muffins for a while now. Since my MyMixx, My Savings app from Jewel-Osco has been my new shopping sidekick, I thought I'd try one of their muffin recipes. Sponsored post, all opinions are my own. I have been using the MyMixx, My Savings app for about a month now. My first trip didn't register my … [Read more...]

2015 Chicago Auto Show Highlights

Ford GT Chicago Auto Show #CAS2015

The Chicago Auto Show is something we look forward to each year. This was the first year we went as media. We received press passes to attend during social media day. All opinions are my own. 2015 Chicago Auto Show Highlights Let me tell you, going on a press day before the event is open to the public is sweet. Not only are there fewer people, but you also get to see the press conferences. … [Read more...]

2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Impressive Safety Features

2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Impressive Safety Features

A 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander in Rally Red has been my ride for the past week. The vehicle was provided to me for review purposes. All opinions are my own. I must say that I found the safety features to be the most impressive. Chicago has been a frigid land of ice and snow lately. Driving has not been fun and can also feel quite dangerous. It was the perfect time to get to know all the safety … [Read more...]

The D-Link Baby Camera – High Tech Security

The D-Link Baby Camera - High Tech Security

If you have a child of any age - heck, even if you don't - the D-Link baby camera is a great way to keep track of your kids and your home. This is more than just a standard monitor. This is a high-tech video monitoring system with cutting edge features that allow you to easily and conveniently monitor your children and your home from just about anywhere. The D-Link is a Better Baby … [Read more...]

That Time I ate Moving Sushi

Sushi Dinner in Chicago at Roka Akor

Moving sushi exists. I hadn't known this until a recent dinner at Roka Akor. Shelley and I were invited to a fabulous dinner with Mitsubishi while they were in town for the Chicago Auto Show. We were treated to a fine dining experience with excellent company. I ate Moving Sushi A video posted by jennifer soltys (@jensoltys) on Feb 11, 2015 at 10:12pm PST The timing of this event was … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites Recipe #MyMixx

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites Recipe

This recipe is called Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites on the Jewel-Osco MyMixx app, but I would call it The Best Peanut Butter Cookies Ever. Sponsored post, all opinions are my own. I am totally hooked on the MyMixx app. This is the second time that I have made a recipe that I found on the app, and they have both been amazing. It's so easy to pull up the app from anywhere, including in the … [Read more...]

My Favorite XFINITY App and $100 Giveaway

My Favorite XFINITY App

It's hard to choose which XFINITY app is my favorite among the many awesome ones that come with the new XFINITY X1 system. XFINITY sponsored this post; all opinions are my own. See more disclosure details below. Smartphones are starting to control our lives more and more. There's truly an app for just about everything. I find it fascinating, and love to learn about new apps and ways to make … [Read more...]

Butter Mints Recipe Found on #MyMixx

Butter Mints Recipe

I found a butter mints recipe while using my new MyMixx app from Jewel-Osco. You know those mints from restaurants that melt in your mouth? Yeah, I have always been obsessed with them, and now I have the recipe to make my own. Sponsored post, all opinions are my own. MyMixx, My Savings App Since my last post about the MyMixx, My Savings app from Jewel-Osco, I have explored it even … [Read more...]

Products That Love You Back hhgregg Giveaway

Products That Love You Back Giveaway

Valentine's day is this weekend! Consider giving gifts that will love you back. Flowers and candy are sweet, but gadgets last longer. ;) Sponsored post, all opinions are my own. Choosing a gift can show how much you know your loved one. If you know your partner is into fitness, a Fit-Bit can be a great gift. Dating a music-lover? Consider getting them an awesome new pair of headphones. There's … [Read more...]

Beauty Experts Love Dove Products #AwardWinningCare Giveaway

Beauty Experts Love Dove Products #AwardWinningCare

Dove products have always been a favorite among many. I have several friends that only use Dove. Turns out that the beauty experts feel the same way. Sponsored by Lunchbox, all opinions are 100% my own. This harsh cold has done a number on my skin. I could use a good full body treatment with several Dove products. Thankfully, they are easy to find and very affordable. A quick run to … [Read more...]

Gluten-Free Black Bean Brownies Recipe

Gluten-Free Black Bean Brownies Recipe

A black bean brownies recipe was in the back of my Illinois Country Living magazine. I would have never imagined using black beans to make brownies, but I knew I had to give it a try. I love black beans and have been obsessed with them lately, so it only makes sense that I add them to a dessert. Black beans have many health benefits. Of course, this is not the best way to incorporate them into … [Read more...]

7 Things I Love About MyMixx at Jewel #MyMixx

7 Things I Love About MyMixx at Jewel #MyMixx

MyMixx at Jewel makes me extremely happy. I love to shop at Jewel-Osco, or as my Gram called it growing up, "The Jewels". It's a grocery store that I am comfortable in, and can find everything that I am looking for in one shot. Finding good savings is also a top priority. Since I am a repeat couponing failure, I have to rely on apps to help me maximize my savings. This is a sponsored conversation … [Read more...]

18 Irresistible Chocolate Cake Recipes

18 Irresistible Chocolate Cake Recipes

Chocolate cake seems like a good February dessert. It's the month of love with Valentine's Day around the corner. Plus, it's winter and a great time for serious comfort foods. Foodie sponsored this post. All opinions are my own. It's been too long since I have had a truly scrumptious chocolate cake. Sure, I have had my fair share of chocolate desserts, but a great cake? Not in quite some … [Read more...]

Skip the Hair Salon – Save on TRESemmé at CVS Giveaway #unDoneSavings

Day 2 loose waves

Skip the hair salon and rock some of the hottest hair trends for 2015. TRESemmé is the official hair care sponsor of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, and they have tips and tricks on how you can achieve the best looks for the season. Sponsored post by Lunchbox, all opinions are 100% my own. One of the hottest looks of the season is the undone look. You know, the "I just woke up like this" look, … [Read more...]

#RedVelvetLove $1000 Sweepstakes

#RedVelvetLove Sweepstakes

Photo Credit: ASimplePantry How will you treat your Valentine? Showing you care with delicious, home-baked treats is always a hit, more so when you add special ingredients like M&M’s® Red Velvet. Discover inspiration for your Valentine baking through easy and creative recipes available on the Red Velvet Love Recipe Board on Pinterest. Speaking of treats, how would a $1000 Shopping Spree … [Read more...]

Fun Serving Items from LTD Commodities Giveaway

Chips n' dip bowl from LTD Commodities

LTD Commodities has so many fun items to help throw parties and gatherings. LTD Commodities sponsored this post. All opinions are my own. Shopping on the LTD website is seriously a blast. Not only do they have a huge collection of cool items, but their prices are amazing. Fun Serving Items from LTD Commodities Defense Dip (recipe here) in the Chips 'n' Dip Bowl. With the "Big Game" this weekend … [Read more...]

Suave Products from Family Dollar Savings and Sweepstakes #SuaveNSave

Suave Products from Family Dollar Savings and Sweepstakes #SuaveNSave

Our Family Dollar recently moved and expanded. The store is now closer to me and has even more to offer. Their prices are awesome, especially on my favorite Suave products. Sponsored post by Lunchbox; all opinions are 100% my own. Suave Products from Family Dollar - Savings I made pretty generic goals for the new year. Eat better, save more money, take better care of myself... the usual. … [Read more...]

#RedVelvetLove Recipe Party on Pinterest

#RedVelvetLove Recipe Party on Pinterest

Photo Credit: FrugalLivingMom Whether you’ll be making Valentine treats for family, friends or a special someone, you’ll want to mark your calendar and join us for the Red Velvet Love Recipe Party on Pinterest! We’ll be sharing easy and creative recipes perfect for everyday to special days, made delicious with M&M’s® Red Velvet! To add a fun twist to our festivities, when you join the party … [Read more...]

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