About Shelley

Mother of two... My son, Adam, 13, and my daughter, Chesney, 10, occupy pretty much all of my time. Otherwise, I love blogging (obviously), hoopdance, running, paintball, reading, swimming, biking, kayaking, gardening... yeah, I like being outside.
UPDATE: I just graduated with my Bachelors of Science in Nutrition from Benedictine University! :D I hope to complete an internship in the next couple years to earn my RD.
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Ideas for Surprise Acts of Kindness #Cinderella #BeKind

Glass Slippers #Cinderella #BeKind

Surprise acts of kindness can be life changing. They can uplift the life of the recipient and enrich the state of the giver to such an extent that they become changed themselves. If we want to change the world, we can start by changing tiny things that create a lasting impact. These ideas for surprise acts of kindness are a great place to start. While on a press junket sponsored by Disney, I … [Read more...]

Awesome New Games and Products from Disney Interactive #D23Expo

Star Wars Battle Pods - Premium #D23Expo

As odd as it may sound, I have poison ivy to thank for my gaming passion. Growing up in the woods with a deadly allergy to poison ivy was a bit like growing up in a prison. So my mom took sympathy and compensated by keeping me stocked with all the new games on the market. I'm so excited to tell you about everything we learned at the Disney Interactive panel at the D23 Expo. I was able to attend … [Read more...]

10 Reasons to Stay at the Hampton by Hilton in Louisville #WeGoTogether

We had a blast at the Hampton by Hilton in downtown Louisville #WeGoTogether #spon

On the way back home from our Modern Family Road Trip (#MFRoadTrip) we stayed in Louisville, Kentucky at the Hampton by Hilton downtown location. This place was perfect for our family. While we were able to stay for free to facilitate this post, all thoughts and opinions are always my own. The Hampton by Hilton - Downtown Louisville There are numerous reasons my family and I love this hotel. … [Read more...]

The Silly Symphonies Were Just an Experiment #DMEd23Expo #D23Expo

Disney in concert The Silly Symphony #DMEd23Expo #D23Expo

While attending the D23 Expo, we were incredibly honored to sit front row at the Silly Symphonies concert presentation. I was able to attend this event as part of a press junket sponsored by Disney but all thoughts and opinions shared on this blog are my own. Affiliate links included help fund the creative minds of my children. And cookies. The Silly Symphonies This was one of the highlights … [Read more...]

Disneyland Celebrates 60 Years with Diamonds #Disneyland60

Disney's Diamond Celebration #Disneyland60 #D23Expo

Disneyland has been creating and putting magic into the world for six decades. To celebrate, they're filling the sky, painting the walls, and even splashing the scene with diamonds. I was able to attend these events as part of a press junket sponsored by Disney. All thoughts and opinions shared on this blog are my own. Disneyland Turns 60 This was my very first trip to Disneyland so I'm now … [Read more...]

Upcoming Movies from Disney, Marvel Studios, and Lucasfilm

Johnny Depp and Harrison Ford #D23Expo

If you haven't heard by now, the next few years with Disney, Marvel Studios, and Lucasfilm are going to be amazing. The upcoming movies coming from these giants are worth saving some dates. I was able to attend the Live Action panel at the D23 Expo as part of a press junket sponsored by Disney. Any affiliate links included in this post help fund the creative minds in my family. As always, all … [Read more...]

Own a Piece of Disney Magic and H20+ #ShareYourLegacy Sweepstakes

Disney Magic via music The Little Mermaid Legacy Collection #ShareYourLegacy #D23Expo

Perhaps one of Disney's largest contributions to the human race has been its ability to convey every emotion via music. Most of the time this is done without lyrics. The soundtracks to their classics have become the soundtracks to the happiest of childhoods. I grew up watching every Disney movie as soon as it came out on VHS. Now, these songs remind me of the best moments growing up. You can now … [Read more...]

Custom Star Wars Phone Wallet Giveaway

Custom Star Wars phone wallet with zipper wristlet #SewLakeTahoe #spon

I freaking love Etsy. Dealing with real people is so refreshing. More often than not I find that they're generous, care about their business, and are genuinely concerned for your needs. For the D23 Expo, a wonderful Etsy seller made me a custom Star Wars phone wallet, business card holder, coin purse, and a bunch more to hand out. I'm thrilled to introduce you to SewLakeTahoe, and encourage you to … [Read more...]

Disney Playmation Gets Everyone Up and Moving

Disney Playmation starter pack. Available for preorder now and on shelves this October. #D23Expo #Playmation

While attending the D23 Expo, I got to see the Disney Playmation toy line in action. When I say it gets everyone up and moving, I mean it. It's suggested for ages 6 and up, but I can totally see all my 30-something friends getting in on this action. I attended this event as part of a press junket sponsored by Disney. All thoughts and opinions are my own. And any affiliate links used are to help … [Read more...]

Schedule of Animated Disney Movies Through 2018

schedule of animated Disney movies through 2017 #D23Expo

Animated Disney movies will always have a special place in my life. I grew up collecting, watching, and rewatching all of them on those classic VHS tapes. Remember when you rewind them all?! I am so excited to bring you Disney's animated movie plans for the next couple years. I attended the D23 Expo as part of a press junket sponsored by Disney. All thought and opinions shared here are my own. Any … [Read more...]

More Great Sleeping Tips from a Pro Sleepy Head

Sleeping tips to help get a good night's sleep. #IC #AD

I think I blog more about sleep than I actually get sleep. Something has to give. I recently shared that nearly 4 million Americans suffer from insomnia and just how huge the sleep problem is here. Today, I'd like to share some great sleeping tips to help us all get the zzz's we need. I participated in an Ambassador program on behalf of Influence Central for Pernix Therapeutics. I received a … [Read more...]

Short Films Creators Talk Disney Easter Eggs and Other Favorites

Disney Easter Eggs - Mark Henn is a polyp! #D23Expo

We had the outstanding opportunity to have an intimate breakfast and Q & A session with Disney Short Films animators/filmmakers. During our interview, they talked about Disney easter eggs, their favorite films, and other behind the scenes antics. This experience was part of a press junket sponsored by Disney. All thoughts and opinions shared on this blog are my own. Any affiliate links … [Read more...]

Star Wars, Toy Story, and Pandora Coming to Disney Parks #D23Expo #StarWars

Star Wars Launch Bay to be added to Disney Parks #StarWars #D23Expo

Today at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, we attended a live panel for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. Huge announcements included Star Wars 'Land', Toy Story Land, and Pandora being added to Disney Parks. I was able to attend this event as part of an all expenses paid press junket sponsored by Disney. All thoughts and opinions shared on this blog are my own. Star Wars Let's just start … [Read more...]

Magical Things are About to Happen at the Disney #D23Expo

#Disney photobomb #D23Expo #Disneyland60 #Frozen #FrozenFever

You probably are already aware that I'll be attending Disney's #D23Expo later this week. I haven't shut up about it. But that's because some truly magical things are going to happen and I simply cannot believe that I'll be there! Disney really does make dreams come true. This trip will be paid entirely by Disney as part of a press junket. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I've included … [Read more...]

Join the #D23Expo Twitter Party

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#D23Expo Twitter Party: Have you heard about it? A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, there were 25 AMAZING BLOGGERS who were invited to attend the #D23Expo and to Celebrate 60 years of Disney Magic at Disneyland. These bloggers were elated for weeks choosing their costumes, doing "research" for the event, and packing every Disney T-shirt they own. They were so ecstatic about the D23 Expo … [Read more...]

Back to School Deals on AXE for your Teen #AXEGoBold

Boys can work up quite a sweat! Get them ready with these back to school deals on AXE! #AXEGoBold #spon

With Adam entering high school this year, he's bringing a whole new attitude, wardrobe, and scent. With hormones raging, so are his pits! To keep up with this new challenge, I'm thrilled to bring you these great back to school deals on AXE. Post sponsored by Lunchbox. Opinions are 100% my own. Back To School Deals on AXE Right now when you buy any two AXE products at Walgreens you'll receive … [Read more...]

Searching for the Best Hotels in Chicago

Searching for the Best Hotels in Chicago

Searching for the Best Hotels Finding the best hotels in Chicago can be a fun experience. There are many options out there, but you want to choose the best one for your individual needs. Shop around and compare different hotel room rates, and you can also find deals online that may combine your hotel room and flight for the best possible price. Consider Your Itinerary Think about your … [Read more...]

5 Family Road Trip Printables to Keep Tweens Looking out the Window

Road Trip Activity binders for tweens and teens #MFRoadTrip

We are going on a road trip! We're headed to the east coast from Chicago. We'll be stopping off at really cool places along the way reaching as far southeast as Savannah Georgia. With two kids and two adults in a car, it's going to be quite an adventure. We're prepared with fun printables, audio books, and tons of non-device-dependent activities for the road. Join us using the hashtag #MFRoadTrip … [Read more...]

Benefits of Sleeping Through the Night

Sleeping through the night has infinite benefits for your mind, body, and soul #IC #ad

Sleeping through the night isn't just something babies have to learn how to do. Millions of adults struggle to stay asleep or get enough zzz's each night. There are a plethora of benefits that come with a solid night of sleep. I participated in an Ambassador program on behalf of Influence Central for Pernix Therapeutics. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. All thoughts … [Read more...]

My Costume Ideas for the Disney #D23EXPO

Check out my costume ideas for the #D23Expo #Disney

First, I'M GOING TO THE D23EXPO!!! I am so gosh darn excited I can't even handle it. This is going to be an all expenses paid trip sponsored by Disney. I don't have the full itinerary yet, but I know it's going to be jam packed with fun. Plus, we were just told costumes are allowed--pfft, more like required--at the expo. Here are some of my costume ideas... (I included a few affiliate links where … [Read more...]

10 Things to Add to Your Family Summer Vacation Checklist

10 fun ideas to add to your summer vacation checklist #summersafety #ad

Our summer vacation is flying by. We've been lucky to cross several things off our checklist already but we've still got a lot planned! The theme of our checklist is family bonding. With the kids rapidly becoming tiny adults, family time is a huge priority. Pretty soon they'll be off, flying far from the nest and I want them to have happy memories that will draw them back as often as … [Read more...]

Raging Waves is the Largest Waterpark in Illinois #EndlessSummer

Raging Waves Waterpark is the biggest in Illinois. It's just 45 minutes outside Chicago and so much fun! #EndlessSummer #ad

If you're looking for things to do in Chicago with your family, there are about a bazillion. The city is clean, pretty, and bustling with fun attractions for all ages. But, if you're here in the summer, it's well worth the 45 minute commute to Yorkville to spend a day at the largest waterpark in Illinois. Raging Waves Waterpark is a place where you'll make lasting memories, laugh like a kid … [Read more...]

My First Hybrid Car Experience #DriveToyota

How many bodies can you fit in the trunk of a Toyota Camry Hybrid car #DriveToyota #ad

I have been going 'green' since before going green was even a thing. In the third grade I started my own recess-recycling club. By fourth grade we were cleaning up the grounds and I had about 7 loyal recruits. Around the same time, I had a bug-rescue club in my dad's back yard where we (mostly I, as this one didn't have many members) would attempt to rehabilitate the bugs that ended up in my dad's … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Make Doing Office Work More Fun

10 Ways to Make Paperwork and Office Work more fun

I've been doing office work for my family's businesses since I was about thirteen years old. That's 18 years of paperwork! Plus all the homework from school and college. In an effort to make the drudgery more fun, I have become totally addicted to fun and cute office supplies. I've used affiliate links where applicable to help fund this blog, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Get … [Read more...]

5 Things to Bring on Your Family Bike Ride #GetMoving Giveaway

Don't forget these 5 essentials on your next family bike ride #GetMoving #spon

In an effort to get my family moving this summer we all got bikes. As a blogger I am guilty of sitting for way too long and sometimes half a day goes by where I haven't physically moved. My body is changing and not for the better. I'm getting squishy and... stinky? Good grief, something has got to give! I'm grabbing my family for a long bike ride through the trails just outside my house and have … [Read more...]

Don’t Forget the Road Trip Snacks

Honey Bunches of Oats Breakfast Biscuits make great family road trip snacks AD

Planning a family road trip can be a lot to take on. Especially if you are traveling with little ones, or going a really long distance. The four of us are headed to the east coast (from Chicago) at the end of the summer and I have already been planning for months! The main thing I need to remember is the road trip snacks! This post has been sponsored by Honey Bunches of Oats, but all thoughts and … [Read more...]

Fifth Third Bank Can Help Teach You How To Get a Job – Contest

College Grad #BrandOfYou #FifthThirdBank AD

Did you know more than half of recent graduates do not have full time jobs? Landing a job without any help can be really hard. I'm happy to tell you about an awesome job coaching service and a contest offered by Fifth Third Bank where you can enter to win personalized job coaching from NextJob. I've partnered with Fifth Third Bank to bring you this post. I will receive compensation for my time, … [Read more...]

Teen Beach 2 Movie on DVD with Bonus Features #TeenBeach2Event

Teen Beach 2 Movie on DVD with Bonus Features #TeenBeach2Event

The surftastic sequel to Teen Beach is finally out on Disney DVD! The Teen Beach 2 movie is great for the whole family and one you'll be watching well into the winter months. The songs are fun and catchy, the cast is adorable, the dancing will have you on your feet trying to keep up, and the message in this movie is amazing for kids--especially young girls. I was able to screen this movie and will … [Read more...]

5 Free Books I Added to My Summer Reading List

awesome books to add to your summer reading list

One good thing about all this crumby weather we've been having this summer is that I am catching up on all my reading goals. I was recently given a subscription to Kindle Unlimited for a blog campaign. I didn't pay much attention to it at first, and then realized just how awesome it is! Even if you don't have a membership to that, these are five books I added to my summer reading list because they … [Read more...]

Disney Infinity 3.0 Preview with Inside Out Characters #InsideOutEvent

Disney Infinity 3.0 Inside Out game characters #InsideOutEvent

Disney Infinity 3.0 is an amazing gaming platform that all ages can enjoy! Available for Playstation 3 and 4, Xbox 360, Wii U, and Xbox One, you can preorder now! The most exciting part of this new and improved game is that it now has Disney Pixar's Inside Out characters! As part of the press trip to LA I received some of these products for free, but all thoughts and opinions shared here are my … [Read more...]

Kyle MacLachlan Turns Inside Out For Us #InsideOutEvent

Interview with Kyle MacLachlan voice of Riley's Dad in #InsideOut #InsideOutEvent

It was so exciting to meet Kyle MacLachlan. He's kind of a legend. The characters he's played are all totally bad-butt in their own good or not-so-good ways. He played Paul Atreides, master of the Weirding Way, in the original Dune. He was also the disturbed and easily manipulated villain with a heart of gold, Calvin Zabo, in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. You may remember him from Sex and the … [Read more...]

How To Throw the Ultimate Teen Beach 2 Viewing Party Printables

Teen Beach 2 Recipes: Fruit Trees #TeenBeach2Event

With Teen Beach 2 coming out in just 4 days, (6/26) you've got just enough time to throw the ultimate viewing party. I'm thrilled to share some awesome ideas, recipes, and crafts with you created by the brilliant minds at Disney. Teen Beach 2 airs on Disney Channel and is available for purchase on DVD this Friday at 8 ET/PT. Teen Beach 2 Viewing Party The Food: First, make sure you're … [Read more...]

Don’t Miss Celebrity Family Feud on ABC #CelebrityFamilyFeud

On the set of Celebrity Family Feud #CelebrityFamilyFeud #ABCTVEvent

Family Feud has been on in the background of my life for as long as I can remember. Playing on the kitchen floor at my grandma's house it was on the tube. While my mom folded laundry that iconic buzzer was going off every time someone shouted an incorrect answer. Now it will be something my kids look back at nostalgically because I still can't get enough. I couldn't be more excited to announce … [Read more...]

My Emotional Response to Disney Pixar’s Inside Out #InsideOutEvent

Inside Out #InsideOutEvent

With Disney movies it's expected that the amount of feelings you experience throughout the show will be exponential. Disney is just like that. But that's why we love them. However, I didn't expect Disney Pixar's Inside Out to have the effect it did on me--and an entire theater full of people. I was able to see the premiere of Inside Out in LA as part of an all expenses paid trip sponsored by … [Read more...]

Must-Have Disney Inside Out Toys for All Ages #InsideOutEvent

Inside Out Anger coffee mug LOVE IT! #InsideOutEvent

Disney really never let's you down. They have the greatest story lines, the best art, and as usual the cutest toys. The Inside Out movie will be in theaters everywhere June 19th. Already the Inside Out toys are flying off shelves! And for good reason! They're awesome! I'm sharing my favorites here and have used affiliate links where applicable. I received several of these products for free at the … [Read more...]

An Interview with Two Disney Stars #TeenBeach2Event

Disney Stars Chrissie Fit and Jordan Fisher #TeenBeach2Event

While on an amazing press trip to LA, I had the opportunity to interview two Disney stars from the movie, Teen Beach 2. Which airs June 26 on Disney Channel. You're not going to want to miss it. The movie is full of remarkable talent, an adorable plot, and inspiration--especially for young girls. By far one of the coolest experiences for me was getting to talk to Jordan Fisher and Chrissie Fit … [Read more...]

The Inside Out Movie Premiere Purple Carpet Experience #InsideOutEvent

Inside Out Movie premiere on the purple carpet! #InsideOutEvent

The Inside Out movie premiere experience was--in a word--exhilarating. It brought about all my inner emotions and had me running to catch up with my own self. To my surprise, I learned a great deal. I was able to attend this event as part of an all expenses paid trip sponsored by Disney. All thoughts and opinions shared here are my own. Inside Out Movie Premiere I've thought long and hard … [Read more...]

Tide Pods Make Laundry So Easy My Teen Son Is Doing It

Tide Pods #LaundryRedefined #ad

I received this product for free to facilitate this post and received compensation for my time. But all thoughts and opinions shared here are my own. Laundry seems to pile up faster than anything in the house. With Taekwondo, horseback riding, basketball, and just being kids, between the four of us you'd think there were a dozen people here with the amount of laundry we do. I finally broke down … [Read more...]

Teen Beach 2 Stars Teach Us How To Dance #TeenBeach2Event

#TeenBeach2 stars Chrissie Fit and Jordan Fisher with Shelley from SweepTight.com #TeenBeach2Event

While in LA on probably one of the most exciting press trips of my entire life, we had the opportunity to have stars of Teen Beach 2 teach us how to dance. Attempt to teach us anyway... Teen Beach 2 Stars Chrissie Fit ("CheeChee") and Jordan Fisher ("Seacat") are two of the stars in the Disney Channel Original Movie, Teen Beach 2. If you haven't seen Teen Beach, you've got until June 26th to … [Read more...]

Final Farewell From Phineas and Ferb Creators #PhineasAndFerbEvent

Shelley from SweepTight.com with #PhineasAndFerb Creators #PhineasAndFerbEvent #LastDayOfSummer

Phineas and Ferb creators and executive producers, Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh were awesome enough to spend half a day with our group of mommy bloggers in LA this weekend. We screened the final episode of Phineas and Ferb, "The Last Day of Summer" followed by a picnic with the guys and Phineas and Ferb themselves! Phineas and Ferb - Last Day of Summer After screening this … [Read more...]

Summer Fun for the Whole Family #MedievalSummer Giveaway

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School is finally out! What sort of summer fun do you have planned for the family? Have you considered taking everyone to Medieval Times? If not, you really should. My family and I had a total blast! Were able to go free of charge to facilitate this review, but all thoughts and opinions shared here are my own. Summer Fun for the Family The best part of Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament is … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Family Fun Outside #KeepPlaying Giveaway

Outdoor family fun #KeepPlaying #ad

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Quaker Oats. All opinions are 100% mine. Making time for family fun can be difficult when everyone is so busy with all things life. But, we mustn't forget the importance of family fun for reducing stress, building memories, and strengthening relationships. 5 Tips for Family Fun 1. Make the time. You really do have to MAKE it. It's not … [Read more...]

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