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 +

Natural Balance Treats to Help with Training #PetSmartStory

Stubborn little Franklin

Natural Balance® treats are helping us on our ongoing quest to train Franklin. Believe me when I say this mission has been beyond challenging. This post is sponsored by PetSmart®, and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word the word about the launch of Natural Balance® products at PetSmart, but Sweep Tight only shares information we feel is … [Read more...]

Mystery Shampoo and Conditioner Reveal

Mystery Shampoo and Conditioner Reveal

Last week I posted about the mystery shampoo and conditioner I had been trying. As promised, the mystery has been revealed. Post sponsored by Lunchbox. Opinions are 100% my own. Mystery Shampoo and Conditioner Reveal Many of you were correct when you guessed Dove. Once I was allowed to remove the tape, I saw the dove bird on the cap. I can't say I was shocked because I knew I was using quality … [Read more...]

Gingerbread Doughnut Recipe with Halloween Sprinkles

Gingerbread Doughnut Recipe with Dark Chocolate Glaze and Halloween Sprinkles

What better way to welcome fall than with a delicious gingerbread doughnut recipe? I feel like pumpkin gets all the attention around this time of year. It's time to show gingerbread a little love, as well. This post contains affiliate links, but all opinions are my own. There are so many ways to enjoy this doughnut recipe, but the addition of Halloween sprinkles has to be the most fun. Let … [Read more...]

Nutrition Bar with Less Ingredients #FeelGooder

Nutrition Bar with Less Ingredients #FeelGooder

A good nutrition bar is a must for me. I love the taste, convenience, and nutrients that protein bars provide. Today’s post is sponsored by ZonePerfect, but my love for their Perfectly Simple nutrition bars is an opinion all my own. Nutrition Bar with Less Ingredients #FeelGooder A big goal for me right now is finding balance. For some reason, I just cannot get it together lately. A big … [Read more...]

Mystery Shampoo and Conditioner Trial

Mystery Shampoo and Conditioner - #MysteryHairCare

Shampoo and conditioner are two products I use daily. I love to experiment and try out different kinds. For the past week, I have been using mystery products. I will find out next week which brand they are. Don't worry, I will be letting you know, too. Post sponsored by Lunchbox. Opinions are 100% my own. Mystery Shampoo and Conditioner - #MysteryHairCare You know how you see the people on … [Read more...]

Keep Calm and Lip Balm – What’s In Your Bag?

Keep Calm and Lip Balm - What's In Your Bag?

We had a family gathering over the weekend. My Aunt was in town from Colorado, so we all got together at my Grandparents' house to visit. Being the normal person that I am, I asked them to all dump out their purses. ;) Sponsored post by Lunchbox. Keep Calm and Lip Balm - What's In Your Bag? I normally don't give much thought as to what's in a persons' bag, but it is a little intriguing if … [Read more...]

Mocha Cookie Crumble Cappuccino Recipe

Mocha Cookie Crumble Cappuccino Recipe

I woke up to some fall-ish weather today (compared to the ninety-degree weather we've been having). Not that a mocha cookie crumble cappuccino recipe isn't great for all year, but it's certainly more of a treat during cooler temperatures. Once in a while I love to sweeten up my coffee drinks with extra flavors. Here's a recipe sure to tempt any coffee lover's sweet tooth. Mocha Cookie Crumble … [Read more...]

Being Comfortable with The Visitor

Being Comfortable with The Visitor

Yep, this will be a TMI post. Unfortunately, it's reality for us ladies. The Visitor, Aunt Flo, or whatever you want to call it, that time of the month can be anything but comfortable. Today’s post is sponsored by U by Kotex®, but my love for their panty liners is all my own. Being Comfortable with The Visitor My period has only gotten worse as I get older. I feel like I keep whining about … [Read more...]

Arepa Breakfast Sandwich Recipe #PANFan

Arepa Breakfast Sandwich Recipe #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. One of the most popular items to make with P.A.N. Cornmeal is the arepa. A classic Venezuelan specialty, the arepa can be used in place of bread. I decided to make a breakfast sandwich. Normally I would use … [Read more...]

Favorite Pool Snacks #FisherNutExactly Prize Pack Giveaway

pool snacks

Days by the pool require pool snacks. We love to have a variety of tasty goodies poolside for quick snacking. Fresh fruits and veggies are a must, but so is something crunchy and sweet. This post is sponsored, but all opinions are my own. Yummy Pool Snacks Pool snacks should be light since no one wants to feel weighed down while swimming. When it's hot out you want hydrating fruits and … [Read more...]

5 Steps to Shiny Hair with Less Frizz #SaveAndShine

5 Steps to Shiny Hair with Less Frizz #SaveAndShine

Shiny hair can be difficult to achieve on hot, humid days. Using the right products and techniques can help increase your chances of winning the battle of your hair vs. the weather. Post sponsored by Lunchbox. Opinions are 100% my own. I have said many times that I have thin hair. My friend/hair stylist has corrected me. I have fine hair, not thin. Meaning that I have a lot of hair, but the … [Read more...]

5 Reasons I Love XFINITY X1 Cloud DVR – Giveaway

5 Reasons I Love XFINITY X1 Cloud DVR

Post and giveaway sponsored by XFINITY, but all opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure. XFINITY X1 has a Cloud DVR system, and it's probably the best feature ever. Cloud DVR means that your recorded shows are stored in a cloud, making them accessible from any of your devices. There's so much that I could say about this that I decided to make a list. I can't even tell … [Read more...]

Apple Cinnamon Muffins Recipe

Apple Cinnamon Muffins Recipe

Apple cinnamon muffins sound like fall to me. It seems like summer just started, but that's not reality. A lot of kids go back to school this week, and fall is creeping up. Part of me looks forward to all the apple and pumpkin treats that come along with fall. Hot chocolate, hoodies, boots, and fires in the fireplace - okay, I am totally ready. This post contains affiliate links, but all opinions … [Read more...]

Save Money on Online Purchases and Help a Charity

Save Money on Online Purchases and Help a Charity

Do you like to save money? I do. Do you scour the internet for promo codes and digital coupons before you make an online purchase? I do. Do you release a litany of expletives when that amazing promo code you found doesn't work? I do! That's why Giving Assistant is so great. I can save money without worrying about sifting through the internet landfill that is promo codes. The post is sponsored, but … [Read more...]

Grump’s First Trip to PetSmart for Dog Food #PetSmartStory

Grump's First Trip to PetSmart for Dog Food

This post is sponsored by PetSmart®, and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word the word about the launch of Natural Balance® products at PetSmart, but Sweep Tight only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. PetSmart is not responsible for the content of this article. Grump's First Trip to PetSmart for Dog Food It … [Read more...]

Cellulite Massage Mat – a Work at Home Asset Giveaway

Cellulite Massage Mat - a Work at Home Asset

Every woman that I know has cellulite. Let's just get that out there right now. I cannot remember a time when I didn't have cellulite. Even when I was at my healthiest and fittest, I still had those stubborn pockets of trapped fat. I received SweetCheeks for review purposes, but all opinions are my own. Cellulite Massage Mat - a Work at Home ASSet Aging makes it harder and harder to keep the … [Read more...]

Portable Air Cleaner for Allergy Sufferers

Portable Air Cleaner for Allergy Sufferers

I received product for my honest review of the Air Angel air cleaner. However, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. True confession: My office is the most disgusting room in the house. Well, the crawlspace is probably worse, but my office has to be a close second. Our plans to completely gut the room keep getting delayed because, well, I need my office. The room has the original carpet … [Read more...]

Do You Have an Online Shopping Strategy?

Do You Have an Online Shopping Strategy?

Online shopping is mainly how I shop these days. It can be the best way to shop if you have a strategy. This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own. Like it or not, the fourth quarter is creeping up quickly. That means the holiday craziness will come with it. If you are anything like me, I am sure you vow to have your holiday shopping done early this year. Like every year, that … [Read more...]

Easy Iced Coffee and Frozen Yogurt Recipe #FolgersFridays Giveaway

Easy Iced Coffee and Frozen Yogurt Recipe #FolgersFridays #IC ad

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Folgers. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Iced coffee is one of my favorite drinks in the summer. I love coffee all year, in any form, but during the hot weather, iced coffee is extra refreshing. Stopping at a coffeehouse isn't something my wallet likes very much, so I like to make … [Read more...]

Hawaiian Style Macaroni Salad Recipe

Hawaiian Style Macaroni Salad Recipe

It's already August, but there's still time to put a good macaroni salad recipe to use. It seems like summer just got here, so we will be barbecuing for as long as the weather allows. Plus, there are no rules about what time of year you can eat a good pasta salad. ;) Hawaiian Style Macaroni Salad Recipe Yields: 8 servings Prep time: 30 minutes | Cook Time: 10 … [Read more...]

5 Ways to #LiveBrighter with Pets – Direct Energy Promo Code

Boating with pets - the Grump Guard is on duty

This summer we have been doing more with our pets. Pets love to get active, and they encourage us to do so, as well. It's a great way to enjoy the nice weather and watch our dogs have a blast. Presented by Direct Energy, Crafted by Sweep Tight. 5 Ways to #LiveBrighter with Pets and Family Go for walks - If it's not too hot out, walks are always a win. We have had some days in the nineties, and … [Read more...]

Fashion Choices and Confidence

Fashion Choices and Confidence

Fashion has sure changed for me throughout the years. My goodness has it been a journey. Now that I am 37, I find that less is more. This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own. Fashion Choices and Confidence Back in the day, I dreamed of having a walk-in closet the size of my current bedroom. I wanted to keep up with the trends, and shopping was a hobby. I had lots of clothes. It … [Read more...]

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...]

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