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 +

Helping Others – Give Yourself the Green Light #SummerOfJoy Ice Cream Sweepstakes

Enter to win a year's worth of ice cream! Just take this quick quiz from the Green Light Movement #SummerOfJoy #ad

Helping others is an important part of the fabric of human society. If you watch the news on any given day, you can see exactly the kind of horrible conditions parts of the world fall into when that important fact is forgotten. When we help others, we help ourselves, as well. By giving back to our communities, we help make them, the people in them, and ourselves better. This post was sponsored by … [Read more...]

Donut Recipe – Baked Mini Coffee Doughnuts with Cocoa Glaze

Donut Recipe - Baked Mini Coffee Doughnuts with Cocoa Glaze

Donut recipe or Doughnut recipe? I don't know which one is correct, but today we are going with donut. My Pinterest feed has been tempting me with donuts for months now. This pin was the last straw. I had to bake some donuts myself. This post contains affiliate links so we can make an obscene amount of mini donuts. I ordered myself a mini donut pan because I figured mini donuts would be … [Read more...]

HP Instant Ink is Helping me Get Organized – Free Printables

HP Instant Ink is Helping me Get Organized - Free Printables

HP Instant Ink is helping me on my ongoing quest for an organized office. I have always loved the idea of printables, but using up ink has held me back. This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own. Getting Organized The last time I made a serious effort to become more organized I ran out of ink. I was super pumped and then ran out of ink in the middle of printing out a blogging … [Read more...]

SoFabU on the Road Chicago Blogger Event #SoFabUOTR #cbias

SoFabU on the Road Chicago Blogger Event #SoFabUOTR #cbias

SoFabU on the Road is coming to Chicago, and all bloggers should join me. I am writing this post in exchange for a discounted conference ticket; however, all opinions are mine. I've been watching my fellow blogger friends post about how much they are learning at various SoFabU events. Not only are they gaining priceless knowledge, but they are networking with other awesome bloggers and the … [Read more...]

Shelter Cats Come in All Personalities #MyRescueStory

Shelter Cats Come in All Personalities #MyRescueStory

Hanging out with shelter cats is bittersweet. They are a pleasure to be around, but I wish I could give them all a home. Each one has a unique personality, a story as to why they ended up in the shelter, and a need for a home. Post is sponsored by Purina Cat Chow, but all opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure. Shelter Cats Come in All Personalities Cats are known to … [Read more...]

Cinnamon Cornmeal Cookies Recipe #PANFan

Cinnamon Cornmeal Cookies Recipe #PANFan

Cornmeal Cookies are not something that immediately come to mind when I think of baking, but I am trying to be more adventurous in the kitchen. Turns out, they are pretty darn delicious. I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for P.A.N. Cornmeal. I received product samples as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. P.A.N. Cornmeal has … [Read more...]

XFINITY Voice Remote is Pretty Darn Smart – Giveaway

XFINITY Voice Remote

The highly anticipated XFINITY Voice Remote is here, and it's as awesome as promised. Searching by title is only one of the amazing things that you can do with this new voice remote for the X1 System. Post and giveaway sponsored by XFINITY, but all opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure. So, a few weeks ago Mike and I were scrolling through the many areas of the X1 … [Read more...]

5 Reasons I love Gold Toe Socks #OhSoSoft

5 Reasons I love Gold Toe Socks #OhSoSoft

Gold Toe socks are no stranger to me. My grandma has been using Gold Toe socks for as long as I can remember. In fact, I can remember only grabbing socks from the sock drawer that had the Gold Toe. I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Gold Toe. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my … [Read more...]

Migraine Relief and My Main Triggers – Stopain Giveaway

Migraine Relief and My Main Triggers

Migraine relief is the only thing you care about when a vicious migraine hits. When you have a true migraine, it can destroy your productivity for days. This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation that contains affiliate links. I received a package of Stopain Migraine for my own personal use. All opinions, text, and experiences are my own. I will never forget the first legit migraine … [Read more...]

Busting Myths About Cat Adoption #MyRescueStory

Busting Myths About Cat Adoption #MyRescueStory

Cat adoption is the best route to take if you are looking to add a cat to your family. There are many myths that go along with adopting a cat vs. purchasing; I want to try to bust some of those myths to the best of my abilities. Post is sponsored by Purina Cat Chow, but all opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure. In my last post, I mentioned that we visited our … [Read more...]

2015 Kia Sedona – Spacious Family Vehicle

2015 Kia Sedona - Spacious Family Vehicle

The 2015 Kia Sedona is a spacious family vehicle that's a pleasure to drive. With its third-row seating, it's perfect for larger families. We received a loaner for review purposes. All opinions are my own. Believe it or not this was my first time driving a minivan. There's only two of us here not counting the animals, so there's never been a necessity for a van. When it first arrived I was … [Read more...]

AXE Shower Gel for the Best Smelling Man #AXEManUp Giveaway

AXE Shower Gel for the Best Smelling Man #AXEManUp

AXE Shower Gel has changed the way my hubby showers. He absolutely loves it, and I swear it has boosted his confidence. I stock up on AXE Shower Gel at Walgreens every chance I get. Post sponsored by Lunchbox. Opinions are 100% my own. So, I am the girly-girl with 37 bottles in the shower at all times. That might be a slight exaggeration, but not by much. The products that I use change with … [Read more...]

Banana Ice Cream Recipe with Nutella Chunks

Banana Ice Cream Recipe with Nutella Chunks

Banana ice cream is another way to use up overripe bananas. Just a head's up - I used an ice cream maker for this recipe. I know there are ways to avoid using a machine, but I have never tried them. This post contains affiliate links, but all opinions are my own. I want to use my ice cream maker more often. It's one of those items I just had to have while we were registering for our … [Read more...]

Purina Cat Chow “Building Better Lives Adoption Drive” #MyRescueStory

Cat Rescue Quote #MyRescueStory

Purina Cat Chow has some amazing news that I am thrilled to share with you. Seriously, I think this is the most meaningful campaign I have ever worked on, and I could not be more excited. Animal lovers, listen up. The Purina Cat Chow "Building Better Lives Adoption Drive" is for you! Although this post is sponsored, all opinion are my own. See below for complete disclosure. Everyone must … [Read more...]

New Menu Items at Outback Steakhouse and Giveaway

New Menu Items at Outback Steakhouse

Outback Steakhouse has some exciting new items on their menu. Mike and I had a date night this week to try them out. Outback sponsored this post, but all opinions are my own. New Menu Items at Outback Steakhouse I never have to twist any arms to have a dinner out at Outback. Their food is always delicious, as well as affordable. To be perfectly honest, I have had better steak at Outback than … [Read more...]

7 Beauty Tips from the Women in My Family – $50 Gift Card Giveaway

7 Beauty Tips from the Women in My Family

Beauty tips tend to be passed on through the generations. During a recent family gathering, I was able to ask some of the women in my life which beauty tips they treasured the most. Lunchbox has sponsored this post, but all opinions are my own. The bond between mothers and daughters can be one of the strongest ever. I love witnessing the mother-daughter relationships in my family. Now that … [Read more...]

Banana Pudding Eclair Cake – No Bake Easy Dessert

Banana Pudding Eclair Cake - No Bake Easy Dessert

The more easy dessert recipes I have in my recipe box, the better. I love having options to whip up quickly in case people stop by, or we just want something sweet that night. Eclair Cake used to be a favorite of mine. I almost forgot about it until I saw this pin on Pinterest. What a delicious reminder. I decided to tweak it to make it banana-flavored instead. Since clearly, I have been on a … [Read more...]

Tips to Calm UTI and Bladder Pain and Care Package Giveaway

Tips to Calm UTI and Bladder Pain

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Uricalm for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Bladder pain is something you know well if you have ever had a bladder infection or UTI. Unfortunately, I am prone to all things horrid when it comes to the urinary tract system. Attractive, I know. I have kidney stones and the whole works. Knowing this, I keep my cabinets stocked with items for … [Read more...]

Don’t Let Motion Sickness Ruin Summer Fun

Don't Avoid Fun Due to Motion Sickness

Motion sickness is something I have dealt with my whole life. The severity of my motion sickness fluctuated throughout my childhood. Now that I am an adult, it's never been worse. Certain activities that many find fun or just normal, I dread. Things that make me sick include, riding in the car as a passenger, being on the boat while it's anchored, some movies, scrolling through my phone too … [Read more...]

Summer Adventures Protected by DROID Turbo #DROIDTurboGray

Summer Adventures Protected by DROID Turbo #DROIDTurboGray

DROID Turbo by Motorola in Gray Ballistic Nylon looks like the perfect new phone for summer adventures. A few of the men in my life are in desperate need of new phones. This fashionable, yet durable device appears to be the winner for them. Motorola sponsored this blog post. The opinions and text are all mine. I come from a family of hard laboring, blue collar men. My husband also works in … [Read more...]

Gift Ideas for Men who Love the Outdoors #CabelasGiftsForDads Giveaway

Dad boating in the Chicago River

Gift ideas for men can be tough to think of sometimes. Father's day is coming up, so you might need some ideas for the outdoorsy men in your life. 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 Modly Chic. All opinions are my own. Gift Ideas for Men who Love the Outdoors Summer around here consists of a … [Read more...]

Pea Salad Recipe – Easy BBQ Side Dish

Pea Salad Recipe - Easy BBQ Side Dish

Pea salad is an easy side dish option for summer barbeque parties. This easy peasy recipe was given to me by my mother-in-law. I haven't seen a pea salad at many gatherings, so if you are looking for something unique to serve, give it a try. Pea Salad Recipe - Easy BBQ Side Dish Makes 4 cups. Double or triple for large crowds. Ingredients 1 16oz package of frozen peas 1 cup … [Read more...]

Exfoliating Body Scrub Recipe and $250 ULTA gift card Giveaway #Spa4YourSkin #ULTA

Exfoliating Citrus Body Scrub

Make a body scrub and create your own spa day from home. Trips to the spa might be rare, but it's easy to create mini spa days from home. Body scrub recipes are easy to make. With the new Body Benefits by Body Image® skincare collection at ULTA, you will be on your way to affordable relaxation from the comfort of your own home. This post is sponsored by Lunchbox, but all opinions are my … [Read more...]

Purina Products and Easy Shopping with Dollar General

Purina Products and Easy Shopping with Dollar General

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sponsored by Purina for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I love shopping at Dollar General. They have everything I need, and they have it at great prices. That includes Purina products. Dollar General has everything from dog and cat food to treats to litter and even pet supplies. If you need it for your pet, you can find it at Dollar General. … [Read more...]

Banana Cupcakes Recipe with Vanilla Pudding Frosting

Banana Cupcakes Recipe with Vanilla Pudding Frosting

Banana cupcakes are another way to use up overripe bananas. Bananas never have to go to waste. There are so many possibilities for overripe bananas that I am now looking forward to them being neglected on our counter. I will be there to swoop them up to experiment with more goodies. This post contains affiliate links, but all opinions are my own. This experiment also gave me an excuse to … [Read more...]

XFINITY X1 Share App – New Way to Share Videos Giveaway

XFINITY X1 Share App - New Way to Share Videos

XFINITY X1 just keeps getting better thanks to the apps that they have available. This new X1 Share App is the most impressive yet. Post and giveaway are sponsored by XFINITY, but all opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure. XFINITY X1 Share App I am sure most of us have taken video or pictures on our phones that we've wanted to share. Well, sitting in a room full of … [Read more...]

5 Fun Outdoor Games for You and Your Dog

5 Fun Outdoor Games for You and Your Dog

Outdoor games for you and your dog About the author: Olfa is the founder of DogVills: a blog about dogs and sharing delicious hypoallergenic dog treats. With the weather heating up, we’re all itching to get outside and enjoy the fresh air, including our dogs! It’s time to ditch the indoor games and get back to nature! Dogs LOVE playing outside as much as you do, especially since it … [Read more...]

Next Level Cleansing with Sonic Technology

Next Level Cleansing with Sonic Technology

Sonic technology brings cleansing to another level. For a deeper cleansing, the Silk'n SonicCleanPlus is a device you can use at home for the body and face. This post is sponsored, but all opinions are my own. My skin has always been a trouble area for me. It's oily, zitty, and constantly feels greasy. Now that I am in my thirties, you can add wrinkles into the mix. Gone are the days of … [Read more...]

Hydrate your Skin with LANEIGE Water Products

Hydrate your Skin with LANEIGE Water Products #TimelessSkin #IC #ad

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for LANEIGE. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Hydrate your Skin with LANEIGE Water Products When you are looking to hydrate your skin, a product with "water" in its name is quite alluring. LANEIGE water science complex helps address all … [Read more...]

How to Grow Your Hair Faster – Viviscal Hair Growth Program

How to Grow Your Hair Faster - Viviscal Hair Growth Program

How to grow your hair faster, so many people I know would love to know the secret to speeding up hair growth. Through my partnership with Viviscal, I can give you my experience with their system. Product and compensation were received, but all opinions are my own. How to Grow Your Hair Faster My only complaint about my hair is how thin it is. It has always grown somewhat quickly, but the … [Read more...]

My Gram – My Fashion Inspiration and Beauty Icon

My Gram - My Fashion Inspiration and Beauty Icon

My fashion inspiration and beauty icon has always been my Gram. My grandparents raised me, so my grandma was the one to help shape my personal style. Sponsored post by Lunchbox. My Fashion Inspiration and Beauty Icon Raising her own six kids and then stepping up to the plate to raise me, my Gram has always been an inspiration in many ways. As I get older, I recognize and appreciate her … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Banana Muffins Recipe with Cinnamon Chips

Peanut Butter Banana Muffins Recipe with Cinnamon Chips

Banana muffins are another way to use up overripe bananas. I have been trying to create a good peanut butter banana muffins recipe for a while now. I finally got a winner. I am extremely pleased with how this batch turned out, and they are extra delicious with the cinnamon chips. Cinnamon chips might just be a new obsession of mine. This post contains affiliate links, but all opinions are my … [Read more...]

The V6 Dyson Vacuum is Available at Best Buy Now #cordlesspower

The V6 Dyson Vacuum is Available at Best Buy Now

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. All opinions are my own. I recently had the opportunity to review the new Dyson vacuum, the V6 Absolute. It's a cordless, compact vacuum, and it's surprisingly powerful for such a small machine. I've wanted a new Dyson vacuum forever, so I was really excited … [Read more...]

Giveaway Winners March and April 2015

sweep tight winners

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 post any private info on here. I will use whatever you use for your public entry. Some people use nicknames, some full names, … [Read more...]

4 Ways to Help Your Dog Beat the Heat this Summer

4 Ways to Help Your Dog Beat the Heat this Summer

We humans aren't the only ones who need to beat the heat during the summer months. Our dogs need some relief from the heat, as well. If you have a dog that loves to be outside, there are some things you can do to help it beat the heat on hot summer days. Products were received for review purposes, but all opinions are our own. Easy Ways to Beat the Heat Dogs are just as vulnerable to the … [Read more...]

Shortcut Egg Salad Sandwich Recipe

Shortcut Egg Salad Sandwich Recipe

An egg salad sandwich makes a great lunch, but most of the time it's not something I have all mixed up and ready to go. I do, however, keep hard-boiled eggs on hand most often. Turns out, you don't need to create a complicated mixture to enjoy a delicious egg salad sandwich. This post is sponsored by Lunchbox, but all opinions are my own. Mike requested an egg salad sandwich the other day. … [Read more...]

No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Energy Balls Recipe

No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Energy Balls Recipe

I have seen a lot of recipes for energy balls on Pinterest and always intend to make them. Like most things I end up pinning, I rarely follow through with the creation part. Well, this time we are changing that. After all of my Lemon Oreo recipe shenanigans, it's time for a healthier snack recipe. This post contains affiliate links, which could help us feed our peanut butter … [Read more...]

Mothers Day Gifts That Don’t Suck – Free Printable

Printable Mother's Day Cleaning Coupon

Mothers Day is fast approaching. You can get her the standard flowers and cards, OR you can get her something a little more unique. Don't panic! Unique doesn't have to mean super involved. My definition of an epic Mothers Day gift is one that screams, "You are SO awesome, mom." This post contains affiliate links to possibly help us spoil our moms a bit more this year. Mothers Day Gifts Don't … [Read more...]

Oatmeal Banana Homemade Dog Treats Recipe

Oatmeal Banana Homemade Dog Treats Recipe

I have always wanted to make homemade dog treats for our guys. Using simple ingredients, it's easier than you might think to create tasty DIY dog treats in minutes. There's a great peace of mind that comes along with knowing exactly what you are feeding your dogs. This post contains affiliate links, but all opinions are my own. While visiting one of my favorite blogs, DogVills.com, I came … [Read more...]

Pros and Cons of Never Aging #Adaline #IC

Pros and Cons of Never Aging #Adaline #IC

Never aging might sound like a dream, but there would be some downfalls, as well. I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Lionsgate. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. The Age of Adaline Movie The Age of Adaline is a unique, romantic movie for all ages. This mystical film is more than the typical love story. Viewers will … [Read more...]

Join Me in the 28-Day Challenge with Burt’s Bees

Join Me in the 28-Day Challenge with Burt's Bees

I have joined the 28-Day Challenge with Burt's Bees on a quest to improve my skin for spring. I invite you to join me, and follow along with my progress. This post is sponsored by Burt's Bees and DataRank, but all opinions are my own. My skin is a constant work in progress. Like most of us, I took the skin of my youth for granted and abused the heck out of it. Years of baking in the sun and … [Read more...]

Orange and Lemon Loaded Cookie Recipe

Orange and Lemon Loaded Cookie Recipe

I am all about citrus this spring, and this cookie recipe packs a citrus punch. My quest to be creative using Lemon Oreos continues. What better way to use a cookie than add it to a cookie recipe? Is it extreme? Yep. Does it make an indulgent and decadent treat? Super yep. Last time I went grocery shopping, I happened to notice Orange Sherbet cupcake mix. I love making cookies using cake … [Read more...]

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