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 +

Outback Steakhouse Menu New Addition – Giveaway

There's a new addition to the Outback Steakhouse menu that steak-lovers will find truly drool-worthy. Not that we ever need an excuse to head to Outback, but their new Hand-Carved Roasted Sirloin had us planning an emergency date night. ;) Outback Steakhouse sponsored this post, but all opinions are my own. Outback Steakhouse is one of our favorite places to go out to dinner. We don't dine … [Read more...]

Dark Chocolate Cupcake Recipe – Valentine’s Day Cupcakes

Yum. A dark chocolate cupcake recipe with vanilla buttercream frosting is the right way to your sweetie's heart. Decorate the cupcakes with cute X's and O's to make an adorable Valentine's Day treat. This post contains affiliate links to help support this blog. Dark Chocolate Cupcake Recipe - Valentine's Day Cupcakes This recipe will yield 2 dozen regular size cupcakes. DARK CHOCOLATE … [Read more...]

Easy Red Velvet Cookies Recipe – Valentine’s Day Cookies

Here is an easy red velvet cookies recipe just in time for Valentine's Day. Using cake mix makes this cookie recipe easier than pie. (Seriously, I think pie is harder to make than cookies.) If you switch up the colors of the M&M's, the red cookies are perfect for any holiday. This post contains affiliate links, but all opinions are my own. Red Velvet reminds me of romance and … [Read more...]

Double Chocolate Red Velvet Cake Shake Recipe

Movie night is a big night over here. It's something we look forward to all week. A huge part of movie night is the treats. Especially, shakes. We love to create different shake recipes and play around with ingredients. Using TruMoo for a shake is always a win. During February and March, TruMoo Chocolate Marshmallow milk is back for a limited time. Not only does Mike chug it from the container, … [Read more...]

Easy Sherbet Punch Recipe – Party Punch

An easy sherbet punch recipe is great to have on hand. With just two to three ingredients, you can whip up a fun punch in no time at all. This punch has no booze, so it's perfect for all the guests. The pretty pink color makes it fabulous for Valentine's day, wedding showers, baby showers, or any occasion. Post contains affiliate links to help keep this blog running. Easy Sherbet Punch Recipe … [Read more...]

How to Get Fuller Hair by Reverse Washing – Giveaway

How to get fuller hair has been a mission of mine for most of my life. Growing up with fine, thin, limp hair gets a girl craving luscious locks that can hold a style. I am beyond excited about a new ground-breaking reverse hair care system. I think it can be the answer to a lot of our fine hair problems. Post sponsored by Lunchbox. Opinions are 100% my own. Think about it. If you have fine … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Heart-Shaped Rice Krispies Treats Recipe

A Rice Krispies Treats recipe is fun to make all year, but these babies are perfect for your sweetheart on Valentine's Day. By cutting the treats into hearts and decorating them, you add a special personal touch to make them unique. Post contains affiliate links to help support this blog. Use your creativity to decorate these heart-shaped Rice Krispies treats. You can write whatever you'd … [Read more...]

Yogurt Mix-Ins for Exciting Daily Breakfasts

With so many delicious flavors to choose from, Yoplait® does not require yogurt mix-ins, but they sure are fun. This post is sponsored by General Mills®, but all opinions are my own. Here we are almost one full month into 2016. I stopped making resolutions while ago, but I do set goals quite often, and try to better myself all the time. If I had to name one ongoing goal of mine it would be … [Read more...]

Camouflage Almond Butter Truffles Recipe

This almond butter truffles recipe requires minimum ingredients for maximum cuteness. The candies are ideal for Valentine's Day but easy enough to make for any occasion. Post contains affiliate links to help support this blog and our families. This easy almond butter truffles recipe is fun to make, and easy to change up for different holidays. Get the kids involved and have some fun with … [Read more...]

Easy Stuffed Shells Recipe with Spicy Sauce

The sauce is key to making an easy stuffed shells recipe taste like you slaved in the kitchen for hours. Stuffed shells are one of my favorite comfort foods, and with the new RAGÚ® Spicy Italian Style Sauce, they just got better. RAGÚ® sponsored this post, but all opinions are my own. Every time I try to make a pasta dish without meat, Mike complains. He says there's no flavor without … [Read more...]

5 Reasons Ice Cream Gifts Rock

Ice cream gifts are always welcome in this house. I like to consider myself an ice cream and gelato connoisseur. It might be strange since I am always cold, but I like frozen treats more than most foods on the planet. Product was received for review, and this post contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own. There are people that like ice cream, and then there are people who love ice … [Read more...]

Lemon Cherry Filled Cupcakes Recipe

Skip the box of chocolate and bake your Valentine some cherry filled cupcakes. If your sweetheart likes cherries, they will be in for a treat when they bite into these lemon cupcakes with cherry filling. This post contains affiliate links to help keep this blog going. Lemon Cherry Filled Cupcakes Recipe Lemon Cherry Filled Cupcakes Ingredients: 2 C sugar 2 TBSP lemon zest 1 C … [Read more...]

Mini Heart Pies Recipe with Cherry Filling

Mini heart pies are perfect for Valentine's day. What better way to hand your Valentine your heart than in pie form? These mini pies are quite simple to make and beyond tasty to eat. This post contains affiliate links to help support this blog and our families. Since these mini fruit pies were such a hit, I figured heart-shaped pies would be perfect for this time of the year. Mini … [Read more...]

Valentine Candy Recipe – Candies with Marshmallow Crème

Show extra love by making your own Valentine candy recipe this year. Valentine's day is around the corner. It's the perfect excuse to make creamy, delicious candy. This post contains affiliate links to help support this blog. Valentine Candy Recipe - Candies with Marshmallow Crème Time: 2 hours Yields: 8 Candies Ingredients ½ cup Wilton Bright Pink Candy Melts 1 tbsp. Cream … [Read more...]

Chocolate Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting Recipe

Once you have this salted caramel frosting recipe, you will want to frost everything with it. I feel like a child again that wants to lick all the frosting off the cupcake. If you are a fan of Milk Duds, you will definitely be in heaven. This post contains affiliate links to help keep this blog running. Chocolate Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting Recipe Cupcake Ingredients 2/3 cup … [Read more...]

Giveaway Winners October – December 2015

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...]

Veteran Service Dogs – 5 Things to Know

I learned some things about veteran service dogs while attending the Purina Better with Pets Summit. I always knew that service dogs were impressive, but never to the degree that I know now. Purina sponsored my trip to the summit, but all opinions are my own. As I mentioned in my previous post, the Better with Pets Summit had several interactive displays. At one of the displays, we met … [Read more...]

Smooth Skin Shower Sanctuary

Smooth skin can be difficult to achieve once the winter weather gets brutal. So far, we have been lucky with a mild winter, but I have no doubt that will change. Chicago weather can change hourly, so I want to prepare my skin with my daily shower routine. Post sponsored by Lunchbox. All opinions are my own. Operation: Smooth Skin all Winter Honestly, sometimes showering feels like a chore. … [Read more...]

New Mitsubishi Outlander Sport – Our Favorite Features

The new Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is a compact crossover that's practical for many people. We tested out the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport for a week to get to know its awesome features. Our Favorite Features of the New Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Amazing Value. Starting at $19,470, the new Mitsubishi Outlander Sport provides space and versatility at an affordable price. Stability. … [Read more...]

Kids’ Monthly Subscription Boxes Unboxing Videos

Kids' monthly subscription boxes are a ton of fun. Kids love surprises, and getting something new in the mail once a month is a super treat. Teach kids to love the mail before they turn into adults and only get bills. ;) A few of these boxes we received for review, but the kids don't let that sway their reactions. Kids' Monthly Subscription Boxes Unboxing Videos We continue on our YouTube … [Read more...]

Christmas Tree Cupcakes Recipe

Christmas tree cupcakes are a fun way to get creative in the kitchen this season. The whole family can get involved by decorating their own little Christmas tree cupcake. This post contains affiliate links to help support this blog. Christmas Tree Cupcakes Recipe Chocolate Cupcake Ingredients: 1 1/3 C flour 1/4 tsp baking soda 2 tsp baking powder 3/4 C unsweetened cocoa … [Read more...]

Helpful Products for Traveling with Dogs

Traveling with dogs can be a challenge. One dog is usually no problem, but we plan to drive with all three soon, and we are a little nervous about it. This post is sponsored, but all opinions are my own. Only one of our three dogs is good in the car - The Grump - and, even he gets carsick if we go too far. Hilo, our German Shepherd, is big and awkward in the car, plus he gets nervous. … [Read more...]

Grinch Cookies – Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Want a super fun cookie to add to your holiday baking list? Grinch cookies. Not only do they look pretty, but mint chocolate chip? Yum. This post contains affiliate links to help this blog keep baking. Grinch Cookies - Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Find It HereFind It HereFind It HereFind It HereFind It Here Ingredients: 2 eggs, room temp 1 egg yolk 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp … [Read more...]

Best Gifts for Bloggers – Blogging Gift Guide

"Write what you know," they say. Well okay. Keeping in mind that no bloggers are created equal, and many receive the hottest items for review or just as swag, I imagine we can be amongst the most difficult to shop for. That said, my sister and I have put together this list of the best gifts for bloggers. This list could also apply to moms or homemakers. Affiliate links are included. Gifts for … [Read more...]

Cute and Comfy Clothing – Huge Shopbop Sale

Comfy clothing is about all you will see me wearing these days. The key is to make it cute and comfy. There's no need to sacrifice style for comfort. I have an ongoing partnership with Shopbop, and this post contains affiliate links, but all opinions are my own. Cute and Comfy Clothing Once the weather gets cold, chances are you will see me in big comfy sweatshirts exclusively. I don't mess … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Dinner – Spend More Time with Family

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Buca di Beppo®. All opinions are 100% mine. Thanksgiving dinner is a huge commitment. If you are lucky enough to have a family member to host this beloved holiday, make sure to give them a ton of credit. In case you are looking for other options, let's talk about the awesomeness that is Buca di Beppo. Thanksgiving Dinner After over 60 … [Read more...]

Beauty Gifts for the Trendsetters on your List

There are so many ideas when it comes to beauty gifts that it can be overwhelming. My sister and I have gathered some ideas of products we have tried and deem worthy enough to recommend to others. Post contains affiliate links, but all opinions are our own. Beauty Gifts for the Trendsetters on your List Hair A while back I wrote about the Nume Lustrum curling wand. Professional curling wands … [Read more...]

Subscription Boxes for Cats Unboxing Videos

Subscription boxes for cats might just be the most fun to receive. Let your cat unbox it himself, with a little help from the humans. You never know how a cat will react, which is the best part. Stewie, Shelley's cat, loves his monthly boxes so much, he spends quite a bit of time just worshipping the box itself. The last time I went over to her house, Stewie was sitting in the KitNip box … [Read more...]

Watch Chicago Fire to Heat up your Winter

If you don't watch Chicago Fire, I cannot recommend it enough. In fact, I love the whole trio of Chicago shows. There's now Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., and Chicago Med. Nicely played, NBC. ;) Once you watch one, you will definitely be hooked on them all! Thank you to NBC for sponsoring today’s post and inspiring me to try NBC TVEverywhere. Watch Chicago Fire I have been watching Chicago … [Read more...]

Amazon Blast Gift Card Giveaway

Makobi Scribe is bringing you this Amazon Pinterest blast where one lucky reader will win a $100 Amazon gift card. The giveaway is open to everyone and provided by Makobi Scribe. Good Luck! If you are a blogger, you can sign up for this blast here. Entry-Form … [Read more...]

7 Eco Friendly Ways we are Keeping Our Office Greener

Now that we have our own office, we are trying to keep it as eco friendly as possible. We love our new office space, but definitely want to stay mindful when it comes to our carbon footprints. This post is sponsored by Dasani & The Coca-Cola Company. All opinions are my own. 7 Eco Friendly Ways we are Keeping our Office Space Greener Composting - We put everything we can into the … [Read more...]

Beauty Subscription Boxes Unboxing Videos

Beauty subscription boxes are so fun to receive if you are into makeup, skincare, and other beautification items. Subscribing to monthly boxes allows you to try new things without the full commitment of purchasing the items outright. On our quest to become more comfortable with YouTube (haha), Shelley and I have been unboxing subscription boxes. This is a roundup of the beauty subscription boxes … [Read more...]

Winter Vacation – 5 Tips to Choose the Right Hotel Giveaway

Am I the only one already thinking about a winter vacation? It's been blustery and chilly enough here to get my wheels spinning. 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. P.S. He put that word on himself.  When I think about a winter vacation, I think sunshine, beaches, and palm trees. We … [Read more...]

Purina Better With Pets Summit Highlights

I was honored to attend the Purina Better With Pets Summit this month in New York. I had no idea what to expect, but they had me at "pets." Purina sponsored my trip and this post, but all opinions are my own. Purina Better With Pets Summit Highlights The theme of the Better With Pets Summit was emotional wellness and the bond between us and our pets. The day-long event included speakers, … [Read more...]

Amazon Blast Gift Card Giveaway

Makobi Scribe is bringing you this Amazon G+/YouTube blast where one lucky reader will win a $100 Amazon gift card. The giveaway is open to everyone and provided by Makobi Scribe. Good Luck! If you are a blogger, you can sign up for this blast here. Entry-Form … [Read more...]

Sparkling Holiday Strawberry Jam Recipe with Printables

Homemade strawberry jam in a decorated mason jar makes a great holiday gift. Food gifts are always a win if you ask me. This sparkling holiday jam recipe is something you can mass produce and give to teachers, friends, neighbors, or use as hostess gifts. It's easy to keep jars around for those last minute gifts, too. Post contains affiliate links to help keep this blog jamming. Sparkling … [Read more...]

Heroes Come in Many Forms – Thanksgiving Heroes Contest

Today is a day that we honor our heroes that fought for our country. The sacrifices and selfless commitments they made for our freedom is beyond anything. I have the utmost respect, and not even enough words to express my gratitude. Heroes come in many forms, though, and we can find people completing acts of heroism on a daily basis. Sponsored by Single Edition Media on behalf of La Brea … [Read more...]

Lasagna Rolls with Bertolli Riserva

Bertolli is all about celebrating everyday victories. Celebrating the little things in life helps make it more enjoyable, and celebrating them with Bertolli makes it even better. Thank you to Bertolli for sponsoring today’s post and inspiring me to celebrate. Viva Bertolli! Bertolli Makes Life A Little Better Between my blogs, my trips, and my three dogs, my life can be chaotic. With … [Read more...]

Food Subscription Boxes Unboxing Videos

Shelley and I have started to create unboxing videos with subscription boxes. It's a fun way for us to dip our toes into the world of YouTube. Creating good videos is hard. At least for us, it is. I am so darn nervous in the first few videos that it's difficult for me to watch. Shelley is more comfortable since she's been practicing a bit more with Periscope and other videos. Now that I … [Read more...]

Holiday Ultimate Rewards into Summer Projects

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Chase Ultimate Rewards. All opinions are 100% mine. I have discussed how we use our Chase Ultimate Rewards a few times now, but this time we have a different plan. Throughout the busy shopping and holiday season, I want to rack up as many rewards as possible to use toward home improvements in the New Year. Over the summer we managed to compile … [Read more...]

Chocolate Cookie Cake in a Skillet Recipe

A cookie cake in a skillet just looks extra delicious, doesn't it? It reminds me of a dessert at a restaurant when they bring it out piping hot with a scoop of ice cream on top. This cookie cake recipe has a Cool Whip topping that is just as delicious. Post contains affiliate links to help keep this blog running. Chocolate Cookie Cake Recipe Ingredients 1 cup butter, softened 1 1/2 … [Read more...]

Gift Ideas for Someone Who is Always Cold

Do you know someone who is always cold? As a person who starts turning blue when temps drop below 60 degrees F, I thought I could offer some gift suggestions in this area. Affiliate links are included in this post to help me avoid freezing this winter. For Hands Rechargeable heated gloves aren't just for winter sport enthusiasts. I'm just sitting here in the office and wishing I had a pair … [Read more...]

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