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 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...]

RSVP for the #GiveMe4GLTE Twitter Party

#GiveMe4GLTE Twitter Party Jan26 3pmET

Do you love a good Twitter Party? You know we do and we’re excited to host a party about Walmart Family Mobile 4G LTE Plans! On January 26, 2015 at 3:00pm ET, please join us for the #GiveMe4GLTE Twitter Party where we’ll be discussing 4G LTE and a variety of amazing smartphones, and giving you a chance to win prizes! With tax time approaching and with it the hopes of a little "extra" money, it … [Read more...]

5 Things I Love about XFINITY Internet $100 Giveaway

XFINITY Internet for the fastest in-home WiFi

XFINITY Internet has always been the best choice for us in the area that we live. I must say that with the new XFINITY System, I have only noticed improvements. Disclosure: Post and giveaway sponsored by XFINITY, but all opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure. For the most part, I had always been pretty pleased with XFINITY Internet in this house. As a blogger who works … [Read more...]

Mom’s Recipe for Oatmeal Cookies

Mom's Recipe for Oatmeal Cookies

Mike has been requesting oatmeal cookies for quite some time now. What better recipe to use than his own mother's? My mother-in-law had given me a bunch of her amazing recipes. I have finally started to put them to good use. Mom's Oatmeal Cookies Recipe Ingredients: 2 cups butter (4 sticks) 2 cups granulated sugar 2 cups brown sugar 4 eggs 2 tsp vanilla 1/4 cup water 4 … [Read more...]

Romantic and Feminine Bedroom Ideas

Romantic and Feminine Bedroom Ideas

There are many rooms that need updating in our house. I have been looking for bedroom ideas to make the room more flirty and feminine. Mike and I came to an agreement that he can decorate the living room if I am allowed to do whatever I want with the bedroom decor. This post is sponsored by Lush Decor, and I am an affiliate with the company. All opinions are my own. Romantic and Feminine Bedroom … [Read more...]

Breakfast Sandwiches Under 300 Calories

Breakfast Sandwiches Under 300 Calories

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Jimmy Dean® for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Breakfast sandwiches are a great way to fuel you up for your day. My hard working hubby likes to eat a breakfast sandwich on his way to work. Most of the time this consists of him going through a drive-thru. That's not ideal for either his waistline or our bank account. I would love to make them … [Read more...]

18 Chicken Casserole Recipes

18 Chicken Casserole Recipes

A chicken casserole makes an excellent dinner all in one pan. Ever since I started using a Crock Pot, casserole recipes seem to have taken a back seat. This post is sponsored by Foodie.com. All opinions are my own. 18 Chicken Casserole Recipes Check out Chicken Casserole Recipes by Jennifer Soltys at Foodie.com It's winter, and we are all about the comfort foods. Warm, cheesy, carb-loaded … [Read more...]

Fluff the Love Nest with a Cooling Pillow

Fluff the Love Nest with a Cooling Pillow

Valentine's day is almost here. Consider adding a cooling pillow to your love nest. The gift of comfort is always a winner in my book. I have never really been a flowers and chocolates type of girl. I appreciate any and all gifts that I am given, but in all honesty, I would prefer one that keeps on giving. I was sent a cooling pillow for review purposes. All opinions are my own. Fluff the … [Read more...]

Join me for the #BePeerless125 Twitter Party

Join me for the #BePeerless125 Twitter Party

I have a slight obsession with office supplies. Give me a good pen and desk planner, and I will be a happy camper. A high-quality fountain pen just screams class to me. It's a reminder that writing is beautiful, even in such a digital world. This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. Cross Pens is celebrating the 125th anniversary of their Peerless Collection. Cross is America's … [Read more...]

Oatmeal Pudding Cookies Recipe

Oatmeal Pudding Cookies Recipe

I found this oatmeal pudding cookies recipe in a magazine that I get monthly. Anything with instant pudding in the mix is usually delicious, so I had to give it a try. After doing a Google search, I also found the recipe here. I modified it slightly but didn't stray too far off from the original recipe. Mike got me a KitchenAid standing mixer for Christmas. That's what is causing my sudden … [Read more...]

RSVP for the #MyMarianos Twitter Party

#MyMarianos Twitter Party Jan-21 12pmCT

Do you love a good Twitter Party? You know we do and we’re excited to host a party about New Year's resolutions! On January 21, 2015 at 12:00pm CT/1:00pm ET, please join us for the #MyMarianos Twitter Party where we’ll be discussing how Mariano's can help you make better choices, and giving you a chance to win prizes! Like most people, we have made a resolution to eat better this year. This can … [Read more...]

Best Breaded Pork Chops Recipe

Best Breaded Pork Chops Recipe

Mike requests this breaded pork chops recipe at least once a week. My friend had given me this recipe a while back, and it's been a favorite since then. I am not sure where she originally got it, but it's too good not to share. Plus, it's super easy. Mike calls this the "best breaded pork chops ever with the special gravy." Well, {spoiler alert} the special gravy is Campbell's Cream of Mushroom … [Read more...]

RSVP for the #MullerMoment Twitter Party

#MullerMoment Twitter Party Jan 16 1pmEST

Photo Credit: Mama Plus One Do you love a good Twitter Party? You know we do and we’re excited to host a party about a great alternative to ice cream! On January 16, 2015 at 1:00pm ET, please join us for the #MullerMoment Twitter Party where we’ll be discussing the new Müller® Ice Cream Inspired Yogurt and the best ways to serve it, and giving you a chance to win prizes! Check for upcoming demos … [Read more...]

How to Clean a Bathroom Effectively #BehindClosedDoors

How to Clean a Bathroom Effectively #BehindClosedDoors

It's as important to know how to clean a bathroom properly as it is to clean it at all. The bathroom is really the grossest room in the house. It's full of bacteria and germs, and we humans are much more disgusting than we'd like to admit. That's why I've decided to give you all the info you need on how to clean a bathroom effectively. I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of … [Read more...]

Living Healthy with bistroMD #bistroMDdiet

Living Healthy with bistroMD #bistroMDdiet

Living healthy is what it's all about this time of year. New Year's resolutions are flying around like kites on a windy summer day. Guess what? Most of them are going to get about as far as a lead balloon. I say this from experience. At least I know that with bistroMD, I can get the food part of my healthy new year off on the right foot. This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my … [Read more...]

Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Truffles Recipe

Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Truffles Recipe

Cookie dough truffles are a little too easy to make. Not sure if it's good that I know this, because they are also irresistible. Using my Cookie Doughlicious book that I received for review, I chose to make the cookie dough truffles. The truffles are good with any of the dough recipes, but I had just made snickerdoodle cookie dough. Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Truffles Recipe After you have … [Read more...]

Eight Ways to Prepare Your Car for Winter Weather

Eight Ways to Prepare Your Car for Winter Weather

Winter. It's finally here, and with it comes snow, ice, salt, and a slew of other hazards. Because winter weather is so hazardous, we have to do all we can to ensure that our cars are in good working order. Keeping our vehicles maintained can cut down on at least a few of the dangerous variables of the winter months. I am working with the International Carwash Association to share these tips. … [Read more...]

Snickerdoodle Edible Cookie Dough Recipe

Snickerdoodle Edible Cookie Dough Recipe

Raw cookie dough is the best part about making cookies if you ask me. As a child, I was always told that it was unsafe to eat too much raw cookie dough. Of course, I rebelled against this nonsense at every chance that I got. Pretty sure I never got sick from eating it, and I do believe it's a myth. But, just to be on the safe side, there are recipes out there for edible cookie batter. Dough you … [Read more...]

Reduce Signs of Aging at Home #MyDermaWand

Reduce Signs of Aging at Home #MyDermaWand

Signs of aging are written all over my face. Every day I seem to notice a new spot or wrinkle. I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for DermaWand. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. When I was younger I would lay out in the sun for hours without a care in the world. I was a frequent … [Read more...]

RSVP for the #GameTimeHero Twitter Party

#GameTimeHero Twitter Party 1-9 1pm EST

Photo Credit: Renee's Kitchen Adventures Do you love a good Twitter Party? You know we do and we’re excited to host a party about Tyson hot deli items! On January 9, 2015 at 1:00pm ET, please join us for the #GameTimeHero Twitter Party where we’ll be discussing game day party meal ideas, and giving you a chance to win prizes! My favorite part of game day is the snacks. Chicken wings are a … [Read more...]

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