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 +

5 Feeding Time Tips for Homes with Multiple Dogs – Contest

5 Feeding Time Tips for Homes with Multiple Dogs

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Purina at Dollar General for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. We have three dogs and feeding time can be a bit hectic. Everyone is concerned with what is in the other dog's bowl. Since they stagger in ages, there was a period of time where all three were on different formulas. Over time, we have learned a few tips to make feeding time a bit … [Read more...]

The Day that Taught me About Faith

If you Love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life

Faith is not a word that I commonly use. A lot of people say things like, "You just have to have faith," and I understand what they mean, but never really had the core belief that would allow me to trust in something outside my understanding to guide me. This post contains affiliate links, but this story is my own. I have mentioned many times in posts that my Grandparents raised me. My … [Read more...]

20+ Berry Yummy Recipes – Berry Recipe Round-Up

20 Berry Yummy Recipes - Berry Recipe Round-Up

I love a good berry recipe in the summer. Berry recipes are delicious, as well as pretty to look at. The colors make a gorgeous display when it comes to creating a dessert table for parties or gatherings. Berries are good in just about any type of food. Smoothies, drinks, cakes, muffins, parfaits, salads, and so much more. They can be incorporated into breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert … [Read more...]

Blueberry Pie Filled Cupcakes Recipe

Blueberry pie filled Cupcake 3-4

Blueberry pie filled cupcakes? Don't mind if I do. Summer is a great time for fruity desserts. This cupcake recipe is a bit different from what we usually go for and amazing for blueberry pie lovers. There are a few affiliate links in this post, but all opinions are my own. Blueberry Pie Filled Cupcakes Recipe Cupcake Ingredients 1/2 C butter, room temp 2 egg whites, room temp 2 … [Read more...]

Store and Share Precious Memories #RealTimes Giveaway

family picture

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. I think most of us take a crazy amount of photos these days. I know I have a ton on various devices, loaded with precious memories that I plan to organize one day. Although my intentions are good, the photos usually sit for way too long. Sure, I … [Read more...]

Vacation Fund – How to Add Extra Spending Money

Vacation Fund - How to Add Extra Spending Money

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Chase Ultimate Rewards for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. If you have a vacation fund, you probably add spending money into the equation. Well, I believe there should be extra spending money in that fund. When it comes to vacationing, couples can have a difference of opinions when it comes to what to do. Vacation Fund - How to Add … [Read more...]

Banana Split Cookies Cookie Recipe

Banana Split Cookies Cookie Recipe

Banana split cookies are a fun and unique cookie recipe. We love to bake different cookie recipes. Everyone loves a good classic chocolate chip cookie, but sometimes you just want something different. Banana split cookies offer a blend of flavors, sure to wake up your taste buds. Post contains affiliate links, but all opinions are my own. Banana Split Cookies Recipe Yields: 28 … [Read more...]

Corn Pound Cake Recipe with Cinnamon Chips #PANFan

Corn Pound Cake Recipe with Cinnamon Chips #PANFan

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. If you like cornbread, you will love this pound cake recipe. When it comes to serving a brunch, what kinds of food come to mind? It's a combination of breakfast and lunch, so something sweet is a must. To me, … [Read more...]

MitoQ – Protecting Your Body’s Power Plant

MitoQ - Protecting Your Body's Power Plant

MitoQ is an antioxidant designed to protect your body's power plant - your mitochondria. Mitochondria are little finger shaped parts of our cells that produce energy. In the process, they produce free radicals. MitoQ is proven to help protect our mitochondria and keep us healthier. MitoQ Effective Energy and Cell Protection We've all heard about CoQ10. It was supposed to be the next big … [Read more...]

Favorite Tech Gadget and XFINITY Gigabit Pro – Giveaway

Favorite Tech Gadget and XFINITY Gigabit Pro

Post and giveaway sponsored by XFINITY, but all opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure. When thinking about my favorite tech gadget, it's impossible to say just one. Of course, my iPhone would be an obvious choice. To make things a little more interesting, I will say that my favorite gadget as of right now is my Kindle Paperwhite. I know a lot of hardcore readers will … [Read more...]

Easy Minions Pretzel Candy Recipe

Easy Minions Pretzel Candy Recipe

I have an easy Minions pretzel candy recipe that's a little off the beaten path for you today. Minions inspired recipes are all over the place lately, but most of them require you to make a true-to-life replica of those adorable little guys. This easy Minions candy recipe is different. It's quick and easy, and it's Minion-ish enough to satisfy the kids' eyes and their bellies. Post contains … [Read more...]

Broccoli Salad Recipe – Ruby Tuesday’s Copycat

Broccoli Salad Recipe - Ruby Tuesday's Copycat

If you're looking to add a good broccoli salad recipe to your collection, give this one a try. It's a copycat version of a Ruby Tuesday's favorite. Broccoli salad is a tasty way to get those veggies into your family without a fight. This recipe is packed with sweet and salty flavors to make everyone a broccoli lover. ;) This recipe only takes about 10 minutes to whip up. Serve it at BBQ's, … [Read more...]

How to Make Thin Hair Look Thicker #MyStyleFix

How to Make Thin Hair Look Thicker #MyStyleFix

Like most people with thin hair, I am always looking for ways to make it appear thicker. Today I will share with you a few techniques that work for me. Post sponsored by Lunchbox. Opinions are 100% my own. This summer has been super rainy. That means mega humidity. I think every person has hair issues when it's humid. My thin hair just gets even more lifeless. There are things you can do to … [Read more...]

Best Detox Tea That I Have Tried – FitTea Review #FitTea

Best Detox Tea That I Have Tried - FitTea Review #FitTea

FitTea has been popping up in my feeds for months now. I assumed that it had to be the best detox tea since so many people were raving about it. This FitTea review is sponsored, but all opinions are my own. Sarah Hyland from Modern Family. Isn't she just adorable? I love her! FitTea Review Things are changing for me as I get older. Making the transition into working from home as a … [Read more...]

BBQ Ribs the Easy Way with Tony Roma #Riberty

BBQ Ribs the Easy Way with Tony Roma #Riberty

BBQ ribs are one of our favorite summer foods. An easy way to cure your craving for ribs is to purchase Tony Roma Ribs. Compensation was received for this post, but all opinions are my own. BBQ Ribs the Easy Way with Tony Roma Summer is just the best time of the year. Part of that reason for myself is that Mike does most of the cooking. I fear our grill because it doesn't light properly, … [Read more...]

Giveaway Winners May and June 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...]

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...]

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