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 +

Cameras at Best Buy #CamerasatBestBuy

DSLR Pictures of the Christmas tree

Photography is a growing interest of mine thanks to blogging. Best Buy has an amazing selection of the latest models of cameras and camcorders. 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.  Before the blog, I had little interest in photography. Sure, I liked to take pictures, but the actual art of … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Ideas from Best Buy #HintingSeason

Holiday Gift ideas from Best Buy #HintingSeason

We've been talking a lot about Best Buy this holiday season. It only makes sense, really. Gadgets are on the top of everyone's wish list this season, and Best Buy is our go-to store for electronics. 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. There's still time to grab the perfect gift for everyone … [Read more...]

Holiday Traditions with Christmas Movies and $100 Giveaway

Holiday Traditions with Christmas Movies

Christmas movies are a large part of our yearly holiday traditions. No matter how busy the season gets, we make it a point to sit by the fireplace and enjoy our favorite Christmas movies. XFINITY has sponsored this post. All opinions are my own. Holiday Traditions with Christmas Movies I am going to be honest. Mike gets way more excited to watch Christmas movies than I do. He's the one who … [Read more...]

Chase Ultimate Rewards – Rewards You can use This Holiday Season

Chase Ultimate Rewards

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Chase Ultimate Rewards for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Lately, it seems like every time I turn on the television, I see another commercial for a rewards credit card. It's become the big thing, and I get it. I know I certainly want to get something back from all the money I have to spend. That's why I'm excited about Chase Ultimate Rewards. … [Read more...]

Best Buy Renovations in the Chicagoland Area

Best Buy Renovations in the Chicagoland Area

Best Buy has invested millions to renovate several stores within the Chicagoland area. As a Best Buy blogger, I was compensated to create this post. All opinions are my own. Orland Park is one of the Best Buy locations that has been revamped. As frequent shoppers at that location, Mike and I were eager to see the changes. Best Buy Renovations in Orland Park Upon entering the building, we … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Spice Dip Recipe and Kraft Foods Sweepstakes #CookingUpGood

Pumpkin Spice Dip #cookingupgood

Need some last minute recipes to add to your holiday menu? The Kraft Foods Hub is here to help. They have a selection of delicious and creative recipes, sure to please your guests. This post is sponsored by Lunchbox. All opinions are my own. This Christmas we will be heading to my Aunt and Uncle's house. I have been asked to bring an appetizer, a side, and a dessert. I tend to go a little … [Read more...]

#WaysToWow $1000 Sweepstakes

#WaysToWow $1000 Sweepstakes

Photo Credit: BakerByNature Are you looking for Ways To Wow your holiday guests this season? Need quick holiday appetizers and easy holiday cookie recipes that will please but won’t keep you tied up in the kitchen? Discover inspiration for your holiday table on the Ways To Wow Pinterest Board! Speaking of inspiration, how would a $1000 Shopping Spree fit into your holiday plans? Enter the Ways … [Read more...]

7 Exciting Places to Have a Birthday Party

7 Exciting Places to Have a Birthday Party

There are many places to have a birthday party these days. Back when I was young, it was pretty much Showbiz Pizza or Haunted Trails. Kids have much more exciting options these days. Places with lots of activity is a bonus. That way the kids get to burn off some energy while having a birthday celebration blast. Groupon Coupons has sponsored this post. All opinions are my own. 7 Exciting Places to … [Read more...]

16 Recipes for Oatmeal Cookies and Bars

16 Recipes for Oatmeal Cookies and Bars

Oatmeal cookies are one of my favorite kinds of cookies. Oatmeal is such a versatile product, and can be used in so many recipes. Of course, cookies and bars are my favorite. This post is sponsored by Foodie.com. All opinions are my own. 16 Recipes for Oatmeal Cookies and Bars Just the other day we were chatting about all the wonderful things to make with oatmeal. I decided to do a search on … [Read more...]

#OneSmartDifference $1000 Sweepstakes

#OneSmartDifference $1000 Sweepstakes

Photo Credit: AWomanTheWorldDeserves What adventures are ahead for you and your pup and how can you ensure you are providing your pet with the nutrition they need to thrive? Real dogs need real nutrition. Explore stories from real pet owners on the #OneSmartDifference Board on Pinterest and get inspired to take the 28 Day Challenge! Speaking of inspiration, how would a $1000 Shopping Spree fit … [Read more...]

Christmas Gifts for Boys – A Survival Guide

Christmas Gifts for Boys - A Survival Guide

I've been reading a lot of gift guides this holiday season, and while I appreciate that I'll always know what to buy for my niece, I haven't seen very many Christmas guides featuring gifts for boys. I've decided to do my part to make the season bright and make a list of awesome presents for boys, so that we can all get awesome gifts for girls AND for boys. Shopular sponsored this post, and it … [Read more...]

LG 4K TV – The Future is Now #MyPetLovesLG4KTV Giveaway

LG 4K TV - The Future is Now

The future is now, and it's the new LG 4K TV. This bad boy sports over twice as many pixels as the current 1080p televisions out there, and its screen resolution is actually 2160p. That's insane! That's not watching television, that's looking out a window! I'm super excited about this, but I'm not sure how my dogs are going to feel about it. This post is sponsored by LG and the BlogPaws … [Read more...]

RSVP for the #SuaveShinyHair Twitter Party

RSVP for the #SuaveShinyHair Twitter Party

Are you ready for the holidays? Do you like to get a little glamorous for festive parties? We'll be chatting all about ways to feel great just in time for the festivities at the #SuaveShinyHair Twitter Party! This is a sponsored post by Lunchbox, all opinions are my own. We will be discussing how Suave Moroccan hair care products can be purchased at BJ's Wholesale just in time to stock up … [Read more...]

RSVP for the #MyOatsCreation Twitter Party

RSVP for the #MyOatsCreation Twitter Party

Do you love a good Twitter Party? You know we do and we're excited to host a party about delicious ways to use 100% whole grain Quaker Oats in your holiday dishes! On Friday, December 12th from 3-4 pm ET, please join us for the #MyOatsCreation Twitter Party where we'll be sharing delicious holiday and breakfast recipes made with 100% whole grain Quaker Oats, and giving you a chance to win … [Read more...]

#OneSmartDifference Pup Party on Pinterest

#OneSmartDifference Pup Party on Pinterest

Photo Credit: Laurie Gallamore When it comes to caring for your dog, the proof is in the results. You want to touch softer coats, look into brighter eyes, and know that your dog is thriving. You want proof that you’re making a difference. Mark your calendar and join us for the #OneSmartDifference Pup Party on Pinterest!  We’ll be sharing tips and ideas to help you treat your pup to the advantages … [Read more...]

RSVP for the #GoNutsForNuts Twitter Party

RSVP for the #GoNutsForNuts Twitter Party

Photo Credit: Domestic Superhero Do you love a good Twitter Party? You know we do and we’re excited to host a party about creative seasonal recipes and gifting ideas with Planter’s Nuts! On December 16, 2014 at 7:00pm ET, please join us for the #GoNutsForNuts Twitter Party where we’ll be discussing the new Planter's Seasonal Nuts and the best ways to share them, and giving you a chance to win … [Read more...]

Click Thru Seating at Outback Steakhouse

Click Thru Seating at Outback Steakhouse

Outback Steakhouse has now made it even easier to plan a night out. As an Outback Bestmate, I have been compensated for this post. All opinions are my own. Outback is always working to improve the customer's experience. I was able to see that firsthand during our trip to the Outback Headquarters in Tampa. This new Click Thru Seating option is just one more way to accommodate the customer. Click … [Read more...]

#HeartMyHair $1000 Sweepstakes

#HeartMyHair $1000 Sweepstakes

Photo credit: MadeToBeAMomma.com Whether you are planning holiday gatherings at home or a special night out this season, putting together a great holiday look is essential. From the curls you crave to a sleek blown-out styles, putting your best hair forward begins with the right hair tools, like the Conair Curl Secret™ and Pro Q3™ dryer. Find inspiration for your holiday style on the #HeartMyHair … [Read more...]

Chicago Toy and Game Fair Fun Day Out #ChiTAGFair

Chicago Toy and Game Fair Fun Day Out #ChiTAGFair

We recently attended the annual Chicago Toy and Game Fair. As a Chicago blogger, I received a media pass and free tickets to the event. All opinions in this post are my own. I brought my best friend since preschool and her daughter, Mia, along for the fun. Chicago Toy and Game Fair The Chicago Toy and Game Fair takes place at Navy Pier. It's usually in November, which is the perfect time to … [Read more...]

AMC Theatres Just Got Even Cooler #AMCandCocaColaFreestyle

AMC Theatres Just Got Even Cooler #AMCandCocaColaFreestyle

AMC Theatres are the best choice when it comes to going to the movies around here. Our local one just got even better because it now features a Coca-Cola Freestyle machine. This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own. AMC Theatres and Coca-Cola Freestyle We love going to AMC Theatres in Chicago Ridge already because they have the best movie seats in town. Each chair is a recliner. … [Read more...]

RSVP For The #MyMarianos Twitter Party

RSVP For The #MyMarianos Twitter Party

Do you love a good Twitter Party? You know we do and we’re excited to host a party about baking, entertaining, and how to survive the hustle and bustle of the season! Mariano's is your holiday season headquarters. They have everything you’ll need and more. Don’t forget about their catering and La Tavola events! On Monday, December 8, 2014 at 12:00pm CT / 1:00pm ET, please join us for the … [Read more...]

Pet Gift Ideas that Help with Puppy Problems

Pet Gift Ideas that Help with Puppy Problems

Ah, puppy problems. We have them over here. They aren't so much problems, as just puppy training issues. Thankfully, we have been introduced to many products that can help us along the way. Some of these items were received for review purposes, and some contain affiliate links. In any case, all opinions are our own. Anyone who has adopted a puppy knows that training can be challenging. … [Read more...]

The Walking Dead Super Fan Gift Guide

The Walking Dead Super Fan Gift Guide

The Walking Dead is probably one of our favorite shows of all times. I know we are not alone, and you probably have a super fan on your shopping list. Here are some gift suggestions that I think would make a great present for fans of The Walking Dead. This post is sponsored by Shopular and contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own. Obvious gift choices for a Walking Dead fan would … [Read more...]

RSVP for the #TaiPeiGoodFortune Twitter Party

RSVP for the #TaiPeiGoodFortune Twitter Party

Do you love a good Twitter Party? You know we do and we’re excited to host a party about festive appetizers and making holiday gatherings delicious! On December 10, 2014 at 3:00pm ET, please join us for the #TaiPeiGoodFortune Twitter Party where we’ll be discussing Tai Pei® Good Fortune in Every Box™ and the best ways to serve them, and giving you a chance to win prizes! When hosting a … [Read more...]

#HeartMyHair Style Party on Pinterest

#HeartMyHair Style Party on Pinterest

Are you looking forward to holiday gatherings and parties? Whether your holiday plans include entertaining at home or an exciting event, you’ll want to mark your calendar and join us for the #HeartMyHair Style Party on Pinterest!  Every great hair day begins with the right tools, like the Conair Curl Secret™ and Pro Q3™ hair dryer. We’ll be sharing holiday hair styles easily achieved with these … [Read more...]

Clean House Shortcuts when you Have Multiple Pets

Clean House Shortcuts when you Have Multiple Pets

Keeping a clean house when you have multiple pets is quite the challenge. It can be difficult for anyone to keep up with housework, but ever since we added our third dog, getting that clean smell is more challenging than ever. This is a sponsored post with Acorn, but all opinions are my own. It's crazy when Mike and I both team up and clean the house like nuts, and still find ourselves … [Read more...]

Starting an Emergency Fund – Tips #FinancialPeace

Starting an Emergency Fund Tips #FinancialPeace

Starting an emergency fund is on my to-do list. I am not talking about a savings account. I mean a separate fund for emergencies. You never know when something pricey can come up. The phrase, "When it rains, it pours" is frequently used for a reason. I am convinced that our appliances secretly communicate and conspire against us. It never fails that more than one will break at a time. This … [Read more...]

Tips for Black Friday Shopping #ODOMXBlackFriday

Tips for Black Friday Shopping #ODOMXBlackFriday

Black Friday shopping can be intense and intimidating, but it can also be worth it. Here are some tips from OfficeMax and Office Depot. I also threw in a few of my own. Tips for Black Friday Shopping Make a list: Make a very detailed list, but include back up items. Since many deals run out quickly, it's good to have another item as a plan B. Pick partners wisely: If you are going to … [Read more...]

My Favorite Things Holiday Giveaway #FavoriteThings

My Favorite Things Prize Package

I was invited to join a fabulous group of bloggers for the My Favorite Things Holiday Giveaway. Of course, I jumped at the chance. This is our way to show our appreciation to our readers by giving away a prize package consisting of our favorite things! Each blogger is self-sponsoring their own prize package. This post contains affiliate links, but all opinions are my own. My Favorite Things … [Read more...]

Get a Core Workout at Your Desk with Swopper Giveaway

Get a Core Workout at Your Desk with Swopper

Getting a core workout while working is an exciting bonus. I am sure anyone with a desk job would agree that your posture can take a beating from most office chairs. That's why I jumped at the chance to work on this sponsored post with Swopper. All opinions are my own. Since I have become a full-time blogger I am noticing lots of negative effects to sitting at my desk all day. Of course, I … [Read more...]

Weekly Ads at your Fingertips #Shopular

Weekly Ads at your Fingertips #Shopular

Weekly ads are a great way to plan your shopping trips and see how you can maximize your savings. This post is sponsored by Shopular, but all opinions are my own. I get the Sunday paper delivered. All the weekly ads arrive at my doorstep. I place the stack on top of another pile of "things to do" and there they sit. This is a horrible habit, but all the papers just overwhelm me. Weekly Ads from … [Read more...]

RSVP for the #WindowsHoliday Twitter Party

RSVP for the #WindowsHoliday Twitter Party

It's time to make those holiday shopping lists! Join us as we chat about some great ideas for you. There are Windows products for everyone on your list this holiday season. Windows has laptops, tablets, and 2-in-1's that anyone would love to see under the tree. This post is sponsored by Lunchbox, all opinions are my own. We will be discussing some news that will knock your stockings off. … [Read more...]

60 Hour Battery Life with Huawei Ascend Mate 2

60 Hour Battery Life with Huawei Ascend Mate 2

The Huawei Ascend Mate 2 phone gets up to 60 hours of battery life in one charge. As a blogger, I can really appreciate that. This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own. I have been using the Huawei Ascend Mate 2 for about a week now and have only charged it twice. Huawei Ascend Mate 2 Being the gadget lovers that we are in this house, we always look forward to trying out new … [Read more...]

Ziploc® Brand Vacuum Sealer System – Great Juicing Tool

Ziploc® Vacuum Sealer System - Great Juicing Tool

Using the Ziploc® Brand Vacuum Sealer System is helping us stay on track with juicing. I am participating in a Vibrant Influencer Network campaign for the Ziploc® Brand Vacuum Sealer System. I am receiving a fee for posting, however, the opinions expressed in this post are my own. I am in no way affiliated with the Ziploc® Brand Vacuum Sealer System team and do not earn a commission or percentage … [Read more...]

Why Everyone Needs a Neato Robot Vacuum #neatobestpetvacuum Giveaway

Why Everyone Needs a Neato Robot Vacuum #neatobestpetvacuum

The Neato Robot Vacuum has climbed to the very top of my wish list. With the amount of dog fur that we have here, I need the help of machinery. This post is sponsored by Neato Robot Vacuum and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being Compensated for helping spread the word about the Neato Robot Vacuum, but Sweep Tight only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. … [Read more...]

Easy Dip Recipes for Appetizers

Easy Dip Recipes for Appetizers

Dip recipes can be very useful during the holiday season. It's easy to whip up some dip for an appetizer or even dessert. This post is sponsored by Foodie, but all opinions are my own. Creating collections on Foodie.com is easy and like bookmarking delicious recipes. I could spend hours on the site drooling over all the scrumptious looking pictures. Easy Dip Recipes for Appetizers Check out … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy Root Touch Up with Gray Away Giveaway

Quick and Easy Root Touch Up with Gray Away

Need a root touch up and just realizing that Thanksgiving is next week? I just cannot even believe how fast time has flown. I am extremely overdue for a trip to the salon myself. This post is sponsored by Gray Away, but all opinions are my own. Quick and Easy Root Touch Up With all of the things that busy moms (and people in general) have on their plate during the holidays, how in the world … [Read more...]

Black Friday Survival Kit from Shopular

Black Friday Survival Kit from Shopular

Black Friday shopping can be intense. You should not go without a plan. You should not go without supplies. Be prepared. This post is sponsored by Shopular. I received a survival kit and compensation for this post, but all opinions are my own. I have only ventured out a few times on Black Friday. It wasn't pretty because I did not have a good plan, and I was definitely lacking supplies. I … [Read more...]

RSVP for the #CookingUpGood Twitter Party

RSVP for the #CookingUpGood Twitter Party

Thanksgiving is so close I can almost taste all the delicious food. Speaking of food, we are kicking off the holiday season right with a fun chance to chat about ways to use leftovers and create delicious recipes. This is a sponsored post by Lunchbox about Kraft Cooking Up Good, all opinions are my own. Yummy food is one of the things that makes the holidays the best. That's why we are … [Read more...]

Reduce Energy Costs with Solar Power #WinSolar Sweepstakes

Reduce Energy Costs with Solar Power #WinSolar Sweepstakes

The ability to reduce energy costs with solar power is becoming a reality. This is a sponsored post through Markerly and SunPower, but all opinions are my own. Solar power is starting to become more available and it's really exciting. What once seemed like a futuristic dream is now starting to become more attainable. It's actually taking off a lot quicker than I realized. The Solar Energy … [Read more...]

Mac and Cheese Pasta Side Dish Recipe

Mac and Cheese Pasta Side Dish Recipe

Mac and cheese squares are a great addition to any menu when you know you might have picky eaters at the table. I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central for the National Pasta Association. I received pasta samples and a stipend to facilitate the creation of pasta recipes as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. At most family gatherings you … [Read more...]

Importance of Date Night #OutbackBestMates

Importance of Date Night #OutbackBestMates

Date night is something all couples should make time for. Whether you've been married for decades or just started dating, date nights are a great way to connect. This post is brought to you by Outback Steakhouse. As an Outback Bestmate I received compensation, but all opinions are my own. Date Night at Outback Steakhouse Mike and I have not had an actual vacation together since our wedding. … [Read more...]

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