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 +

Simple Overnight Oats Recipe with Dark Chocolate

A simple overnight oats recipe can make breakfast a breeze. I know I am a little late to the overnight oats party, but now I see what all the hype is about. Making breakfast ahead of time is going to help me get back into a healthy routine. Well & Company sponsored this post, but all opinions are my own. I have had some health issues lately, which I will go into detail about in other … [Read more...]

Outback Steakhouse Menu – See What’s Bloomin’ Giveaway

The Outback Steakhouse menu is always improving and expanding. The folks at Outback know what we like and how to give us more of it. The highly anticipated Loaded Bloomin' Onion is now available. Outback Steakhouse sponsored this post, but all opinions are my own. Outback Steakhouse Menu - Bloomin' Big News Two of the most famous appetizers on the Outback Steakhouse menu have "mate"d. See … [Read more...]

Party Fruit Kabob Recipe – Firecracker Kabobs

A party fruit kabob tray is one festive way to serve fruit at a 4th of July party. Fruit skewers are a fun and easy way to eat fruit at a BBQ. Both kids and adults love the ease of food on a stick. Plus, these fruit kabobs look like fireworks which make them even more appropriate for patriotic parties. This post contains affiliate links. If you are prepping for a gathering or deciding what … [Read more...]

Grain Free Dry Dog Food is at PetSmart #GrainFreeForMe

Grain free dry dog food is not hard to find. Your local PetSmart carries a huge assortment of Wellness® Grain Free options. This post is sponsored by Wellness® Natural Pet Food and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. I am being compensated to help share the reinvented Complete Health™ Line and other Wellness Products, but we only share information we feel is relevant to our readers. Wellness is … [Read more...]

Game Changing Phone Case for Business and More

I think the best phone case for business has arrived. I don't think I have ever been so excited about an iPhone case, but OtterBox has done it. Not just business people, I think everyone who does more than talk and text will appreciate the new OtterBox uniVERSE Case System. I have been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card, and this post contains affiliate links. Game Changing Phone … [Read more...]

Chewable Flea and Tick 12 Week Protection is Here #12Bravecto

Chewable flea and tick prevention for dogs is a reality. We all know how important it is to give our furry buds their monthly preventative meds. Mine are going to be absolutely thrilled to add on another chewable. This post is sponsored by Bravecto® (Fluralaner) and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. I am being compensated to help share information about BRAVECTO. But we only share information … [Read more...]

15 Shark Week Crafts for Kids and Awesome Adults

Shark Week crafts are a fun way to get everyone excited for Shark Week. Yes, we are calling these Shark Week crafts for kids, but let's get real, I know plenty of adults firing up their glue gun at this moment. Shark Week rules. This post contains affiliate links. Shark Week starts on June 26th this year. The highly anticipated week is packed with the creatures we love to fear. Sharks are … [Read more...]

5 Hot Weather Hair Tips and $50 Giveaway

Since the hot weather is officially here, I thought I would share some of my hot weather hair tips. Outdoor summer activities are coming up, and I don't want to be the one with the messy bun at every single event. Sponsored post by Mirum Shopper. All opinions are my own. With all of the summer fun in the sun, it's important to tweak your hair care routine a bit. As much as I'd love to emerge from … [Read more...]

Join the #CVSLoveYourSkin Twitter Party on June 14th

Who's ready for summer activities? The weekend forecast is calling for some scorching temperatures in the Chicagoland area. It's feeling a lot more like summertime around here. With the heat comes a necessary tweaking of our skin care routines. Let's chat about it during the #CVSLoveYourSkin Twitter party! This post is sponsored by Mirum Shopper. All opinions are my own. Join the #CVSLoveYourSkin … [Read more...]

Best Daily Vitamins for Busy People

The best daily vitamins on the planet mean nothing if you forget to take them. People are so busy these days that it's easy to skip your vitamins for days or even weeks. We all know we can benefit from supplements, so here are some vitamins you will look forward to taking every day. Product was received for review, and this post contains affiliate links. All opinions are our own. Me and … [Read more...]

Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad Recipe

Tis the season for pasta salad recipes. Since so many people have straight lost their minds for bacon, this bacon ranch pasta salad recipe should be a hit at summer parties. Plus, it's colorful and looks pretty on the table. This post contains affiliate links. Pasta salads are easy to make the day before an event. I think that adds to their popularity at parties. When you bring your best … [Read more...]

Proper Food Portion Sizes – Help in Disguise

Determining proper food portion sizes is extremely difficult without a bit of guidance. It's hard to eyeball your food to decide how big of a piece to eat, especially when you are hungry. Thankfully, there are tools out there to help us serve ourselves proper food portion sizes. I received portion plates from Slimware for review, and this post contains affiliate links. All opinions are my … [Read more...]

Meal Prepping Tips for More Balanced Eating

Meal prepping tips are key to balanced eating. Balance is a word I struggle with in life so living a balanced lifestyle for me is a daily challenge. Moderation might as well be a word in a foreign language. In an effort to balance the scales in our household, I follow some meal prepping tips and general rules to keep me on the right track. This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my … [Read more...]

Tie Rice Krispies Treats Recipe for Father’s Day

A Rice Krispies treats recipe is always a win, but dress them up this Father's Day, so dad knows they were made for him. It's easy to create tiny ties on your Rice Krispies treats to make them extra special for the father figures in your life. Even the kids can get in on the decorating fun. This post contains affiliate links. Tie Rice Krispies Treats Recipe for Father's Day This recipe … [Read more...]

Best Curling Wand for Long Bob Haircuts – NuMe Giveaway

I have always liked the look of long bob haircuts, so I finally got one. After ignoring my hair and letting it grow to my waist, I got about a foot cut off. It was extra nerve-wracking since I had a gift card to go to a new stylist. It's the first time in years I haven't gone to my friend. I partnered with NuMe on this post. I was sent a wand for review, and this post contains affiliate links. All … [Read more...]

5 Worst Times to Drop Calls

This is a Fashionista Event, and a promotional item was provided to me. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic. Cell phones drop calls sometimes. It's not a deal breaker when it happens occasionally. But, when dropping calls becomes a daily ordeal, it's time to switch. It seems like calls tend to drop out during the most important times, doesn't it? These are … [Read more...]

Two Tickets to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Sweepstakes

Just in time for the holiday weekend, we have an exciting sweepstakes to share with you. Read on to see how to get a chance to win two tickets to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. This is a sponsored post. Drizly, the leading on-demand alcohol delivery service, wants to send you and a friend to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Don't wait to enter. The sweepstakes ends on Memorial Day! Two Tickets … [Read more...]

15 Things I Don’t Want You to Know About My Mental Health

This post is hard for me to write and something I know I may regret. However, I think it's time to get a little more personal on this blog. It's easy to write about products and topics that people can't use against you, but I feel like that is a disservice to many of you. I do want you to know me, and a huge part of that is my mental health issues. As much as I don't like to let my mental health … [Read more...]

Frozen Banana and Peanut Butter Dog Treat Recipe

Any kind of peanut butter dog treat recipe is welcome in this house. Our dogs go nuts for anything peanut butter. Once the long hot days of summer hit full force, we can show our dogs extra love by cooling them down with this frozen banana and peanut butter dog treat recipe. This post contains affiliate links to help us continue to spoil our pets, but all opinions are our own. With just … [Read more...]

Our Electric Pressure Washer is Making it Fun to Clean

If you've never owned an electric pressure washer, it may be a lot more useful than you imagine. I used to think a pressure washer was good for washing the deck, and that's it. Boy, was I wrong. Now that we have the Sun Joe Electric Pressure Washer, we have been washing everything. By "we", I mean Mike. ;) Product was sent for review purposes, but all thoughts and opinions are our own. Our … [Read more...]

How to Make Orange Julius Pops

Make orange julius pops immediately if you love delicious frozen treats. If you have ever had an Orange Julius, you know that they are a citrus delight. Here's a recipe to make orange julius pops that will hopefully replicate the flavor of the original in frozen form. This post contains affiliate links. With just a few ingredients you can create drool-worthy pops that don't take long at … [Read more...]

Grain Free Dog Food for Better Health #GrainFreeForMe

This post is sponsored by Wellness Natural Pet Food and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. I am being compensated to help share the reinvented Complete Health™ Line and other Wellness Products, but we only share information we feel is relevant to our readers. Wellness Natural Pet Food is not responsible for the content of this article. Grain free dog food is something I think every dog … [Read more...]

10 Summer Safety Tips for Dogs that you Need to Know

If you are reading this, you probably have a pet that is a very important part of your family. Summertime is full of fun, friends, family, and a flurry of outdoor activities so make sure your beloved pooch is safe this summer with these 10 summer safety tips for dogs. This post contains affiliate links to help support this blog and our dogs. 10 Summer Safety Tips for Dogs Fleas & … [Read more...]

Barefoot Running – What You Need To Know

Have you heard of barefoot running? Thousands of people are turning in their running shoes and enjoying running free. If you like to run or have ever considered running, you may find barefoot running interesting. This post contains affiliate links to help support this blog. What Is Barefoot Running? Barefoot running at its most basic is running without shoes. However, many people have taken … [Read more...]

Minty Fresh Homemade Dog Toothpaste Recipe

Homemade dog toothpaste is a great choice when it comes to caring for your dog's teeth. Dental health for dogs is a very important, but often overlooked issue. Just like humans require regular cleaning and brushings, so do our canine companions. You can purchase commercial dog toothpaste at stores, but making a natural dog toothpaste from home is relatively easy. This post contains affiliate links … [Read more...]

Firecracker Bites – 4th of July Cookies Recipe

Here is a festive 4th of July cookies recipe that's perfect all summer. Firecracker bites are tasty and fun to eat. The colors of the dough are easy to switch up depending on your occasion. This post contains affiliate links. Summer is coming, and that means barbecues, celebrations, and gatherings. Whether you plan on hosting or attending, you should make these Memorial Day or 4th of July … [Read more...]

DYNATRAP Insect Trap to Reclaim Your Yard

The DYNATRAP Insect Trap is going to get me more relaxing yard time this year. I might be well into adulthood, but one winged creature buzzes by my ear and I might as well be five years old. I can't even control the sounds that come out of me when a flying insect gets too close. This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own. DYNATRAP Insect Trap to Reclaim Your Yard Our backyard is … [Read more...]

2017 OREO Cookie Flavors – Vote for a Chance to Win

The 2017 OREO Cookie flavors are up for vote. You can help be a part of this historic decision. From 4/28-6/1 OREO lovers will have the chance to select the next Walmart OREO flavor. Sponsored post by Lunchbox. 2017 OREO Cookie Flavors There are three scrumptious new flavors on the table, but only one will be chosen. The three flavors are Jelly Donut, Caramel Apple, and Cookies & Creme. … [Read more...]

Easy Mini Fruit Tart Recipe – 4th of July Party Food

Here is an easy mini fruit tart recipe that you can make for summer parties. Isn't bite-sized food just more fun to eat? Especially at parties, people love to eat foods in one or two bites. Kids love anything mini, too. The red, white, and blue colors of these tarts make them perfect for the 4th of July or Memorial Day. This post contains affiliate links. This mini fruit tart recipe is … [Read more...]

Feed Children When You Buy This Adorable Gift

I have always loved stuffed toys. You can ask anyone I grew up with, and they can confirm. When I was little, I had loads of stuffed animals, dolls, and anything soft and squishy. My Gram taught me to care for them like family members. They were kept clean, warm, and truly nurtured. She still has most of them in "the vault" as I call it at her house. There's a closet full of my old toys, and many … [Read more...]

Frequent Heartburn Treatment to Ease the Burn

Frequent heartburn treatment is an unfortunate but necessary part of life for many people. Frequent heartburn can affect all types of people, and it is usually caused by excess stomach acid. Whatever the cause, frequent heartburn requires frequent heartburn treatment if you don't want to feel like your esophagus is being burned up from the inside. I received this product for free from Smiley360 in … [Read more...]

Patriotic Chocolate Covered Oreos Recipe

Here's a chocolate covered Oreos recipe perfect for summer gatherings. The festive red, white, and blue is ideal for Memorial Day or 4th of July parties, but works for all year, too. Chocolate covered Oreos are quite easy to make, but pretty enough to impress your guests. Get ready for fireworks in your mouth when you taste these babies. It's like a chocolate explosion when you combine Oreos with … [Read more...]

4 Tips on How to Help with Anxiety in Dogs

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Adaptil for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. How to help with anxiety in dogs is important to me. Being a human that suffers from anxiety, it's the last thing I want my pets to go through. Each one of our three dogs has a unique personality, and have different things that bother them. For some dogs, it may be mild. For other dogs, it can be … [Read more...]

Easy Makeover with New Living Room Lights

This post was sponsored by OSRAM SYLVANIA as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary merchandise to facilitate my review. Tweaking your living room lights can give the room a quick and easy makeover. Our living room is a bit dark when the blinds aren't open. There are only the overhead lights and one lamp in that room. The candle holder above the mantle … [Read more...]

Leaner Creamer for Health Conscious Coffee Lovers

Leaner Creamer is a product I want to take responsibility for summoning. For years, I have wished that a less fattening creamer without a ton of chemicals existed. I put it into the universe, and now it is here. ;) This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own. Since my teens, my morning coffee has been completely non-negotiable when it comes to dieting. That morning cup of coffee … [Read more...]

Cantaloupe, Honeydew, and Watermelon Popsicles Recipe

There are lots of ways to enjoy melon, but this layered watermelon popsicles recipe is now at the top of my list. Not only are the layers of melon pretty, but this is a tasty and healthy treat to enjoy once the weather warms up. Who am I kidding? I know I don't need hot weather to enjoy frozen treats. I love frosty desserts any time of year. Melon popsicles are a healthy alternative to flagging … [Read more...]

Orange Muffins Recipe with Flax Seeds and Cinnamon Chips

Now that we have discovered this orange muffins recipe, breakfast shall never be the same. Actually, the tasty muffins are good any time of day. Using 100% Florida Orange Juice, the orange muffins recipe is sweet, citrusy, and perfect for spring and summer. This post is sponsored, but all opinions are my own. I absolutely love citrus. The scents are revitalizing. The flavors are … [Read more...]

ENERGY STAR Dryers and Washers Save More Than Money

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.  ENERGY STAR dryers and washers can save us money on both our water and energy bills. We all know that. Something we don't often think of is that these washers, dryers, and other Energy Star certified appliances help save our environment as well. That's an … [Read more...]

Wellness Grain Free Dog Food for a More Playful Grump #GrainFreeForMe

This post is sponsored by Wellness Natural Pet Food and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. I am being compensated to help share the reinvented Complete Health™ Line and other Wellness Products, but we only share information we feel is relevant to our readers. Wellness Natural Pet Food is not responsible for the content of this article. We switched The Grump to Wellness Grain Free dog food … [Read more...]

5 Reasons to Use Handmade Stationery and Cards

Handmade stationery and cards might seem irrelevant in this day and age. In my opinion, that's precisely why we should use them more often. Doesn't a beautiful handmade greeting card received via snail mail mean more today than it did back when that was the norm? Product was received to facilitate this post, and it contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own. When I was growing up, … [Read more...]

Natural Psoriasis Scalp Treatment Helped my Itchy Head

I never thought to try a psoriasis scalp treatment for my recent scalp issues. Honestly, I didn't realize such a treatment existed. For the past few months, I have been complaining about my scalp. There is a section on the back of my head that's been giving me grief. I partnered up with derma e to try their psoriasis scalp treatment and new line of products. All opinions are my own. Natural … [Read more...]

7 Creative Uses for Tennis Balls

Tennis balls are of course great to play tennis with, but did you know that you can use them for so much more? Take a look below at seven creative uses for tennis balls that are sure to make your life a little easier. Tennis balls are simple to find and easy to afford, so take a look at how you can put them to use in your own home. This post contains affiliate links. 7 Creative Uses for … [Read more...]

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