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 +

Take Better Vacation Pictures – 7 Helpful Tips

The summer season means it is time to start taking those vacations and spending weekends away with family and friends. Taking photographs with your smartphone is the perfect way to document your adventures and make sure your memories will last a lifetime. But how can you be sure you are taking the best pictures possible? When you keep a few tips and tricks in mind, you can take amazing photos that … [Read more...]

DIY Clam Cookies for Under the Sea Theme Party

If your little mermaid wants an under the sea theme party, these clam cookies will be a hit. Of course, no party necessary to make these easy clam cookies. Maybe make them to celebrate Finding Dory, or Shark Week, or just because they are darn cute. This post contains affiliate links. My sister threw a kick butt underwater birthday party for my niece, Chesney. She transformed a room into an … [Read more...]

Best Treatment for Dry Lips if You’re Fabulous – Giveaway

The best treatment for dry lips doesn't have to a medicinal glob that makes you want to hide indoors. In fact, the new Vaseline Lip Therapy in Pink Bubbly is my new favorite regardless of the condition of my lips. Sponsored post by Mirum Shopper. All opinions are my own. Best Treatment for Dry Lips if You're Fabulous Vaseline has come a long way. They've certainly expanded from the yellow … [Read more...]

Two Day Detox to Ignite Fitness Goals

A two day detox is just what I need to propel me onto the right track. Forgive me as I repeat myself, but working from home destroyed my fitness routine. Many thanks to WeightNot for sponsoring today’s story and encouraging me to rejuvenate my body with the WeighFast detox. Two Day Detox to Ignite Fitness Goals When I fall off the fitness wagon, I fall hard. I let that sucker drag me through … [Read more...]

Homemade Gummy Bear Recipe – Hidden Vegetable

A homemade gummy bear recipe is not too hard to make at all. It's a great way to make yummy gummies that everyone loves, yet remain in control of the ingredients. This is a hidden vegetable opportunity. Sneak in all sorts of goodies in this homemade gummy bear recipe. This post contains affiliate links. If you have a loved one with an aversion to vegetables, now is your chance to sneak in … [Read more...]

Best Hair Care Routine for Thinning Hair Concerns

Finding the best hair care routine for your type of hair is important. Aging brings with it new concerns about all sorts of things in our bodies. Thank goodness, it also makes us wiser, right? Yeah, that's debatable, but right now I want to talk about Women’s ROGAINE® Foam and how it's fits easily into a daily routine. Men aren't the only ones that worry about thinning hair and hereditary … [Read more...]

Unboxing Surprise Boxes

Hopefully you were able to tune into our live unboxing videos on Facebook. If not, you can still watch us weirdos open up the surprises. As promised, we are giving away some of the goodies that we received. Products were sent for promotional purposes. Post contains affiliate links. Unboxing Surprise Boxes We had a huge batch of surprise boxes this time around - 13 to be exact! We couldn't … [Read more...]

Current NuMe Coupon Codes – Save on Curling Wands

NuMe coupon codes are out there in abundance. Since I work with NuMe on a regular basis, I want to have a place where it's easy to find current NuMe coupon codes. The savings are huge with NuMe products, so make it a point to check this page before you buy! Post contains affiliate links. Save on Professional Curling Wands and Hair Tools NuMe doesn't mess around with their coupon codes. They … [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...]

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’

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...]

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! [bctt … [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...]

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