Get a Core Workout at Your Desk with Swopper Giveaway

Get a Core Workout at Your Desk with Swopper

Getting a core workout while working is an exciting bonus. I am sure anyone with a desk job would agree that your posture can take a beating from most office chairs. That's why I jumped at the chance to work on this sponsored post with Swopper. All opinions are my own. Since I have become a full-time blogger I am noticing lots of negative effects to sitting at my desk all day. Of course, I … [Read more...]

Why Everyone Needs a Neato Robot Vacuum #neatobestpetvacuum Giveaway

Why Everyone Needs a Neato Robot Vacuum #neatobestpetvacuum

The Neato Robot Vacuum has climbed to the very top of my wish list. With the amount of dog fur that we have here, I need the help of machinery. This post is sponsored by Neato Robot Vacuum and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being Compensated for helping spread the word about the Neato Robot Vacuum, but Sweep Tight only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. … [Read more...]

Reduce Energy Costs with Solar Power #WinSolar Sweepstakes

Reduce Energy Costs with Solar Power #WinSolar Sweepstakes

The ability to reduce energy costs with solar power is becoming a reality. This is a sponsored post through Markerly and SunPower, but all opinions are my own. Solar power is starting to become more available and it's really exciting. What once seemed like a futuristic dream is now starting to become more attainable. It's actually taking off a lot quicker than I realized. The Solar Energy … [Read more...]

Our Favorite XFINITY X1 Features and $100 Giveaway

Our Favorite XFINITY X1 Features

Our XFINITY X1 boxes from Comcast have been installed and getting to know them has been fun. Last month I announced my exciting partnership with Comcast. As promised, I will now be telling you more about the XFINITY X1 system and all its amazing features. This post is sponsored by XFINITY, but all opinions are my own. See more disclosure details below. Our Comcast technician arrived … [Read more...]

When Pet Shedding Takes Over #NeatoBestPetVacuum

When Pet Shedding Takes Over #NeatoBestPetVacuum

Pet shedding is a huge, ongoing issue in this home. Back when Mike and I wanted to get our first pet together, we unanimously agreed that a German Shepherd was the best choice. When we found out there were white German Shepherds we thought that was even cooler. It's a known fact that shepherds make fantastic pets, and are among one of the smartest dog breeds, but boy do they shed. And I swear I … [Read more...]

Ross Dress For Less New Chicago Location and Giveaway #RossonRandolph

Ross Dress For Less New Chicago Location #RossonRandolph

Ross Dress For Less is quickly becoming one of my new favorite stores. They recently hosted a fabulous event to celebrate their new location in Chicago. I was honored to attend to get to know more about the brand. I received compensation, but all opinions are my own. Ross Dress For Less New Chicago Location I'm not sure when or why it happened, but I've always thought that Ross was a … [Read more...]

LG Televisions are Game Changers

LG Televisions are Game Changers

I recently had the opportunity to take a look at the new LG televisions coming onto the market this season, and they are amazing. Their new OLED technology is amazing. It's going to change television forever. I participated in this event through Cooperatize and am being compensated for this post. As always, I speak the truth, and all opinions are 100% my own. I want to also give a quick shout out … [Read more...]

Prep for the Holidays with Appliances from Best Buy

Prep for the Holidays with Appliances from Best Buy

The holidays are coming up fast. Is your kitchen ready for it? Holiday baking, cooking, and preparation of all kinds can put your appliances to the test. I have been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card, but all opinions are my own. Prep for the Holidays with Appliances from Best Buy We don't host any holidays at our house, but I do like to bake treats and make appetizers for … [Read more...]

Direct Energy Smart Thermostat Sweepstakes #DESmartHome

10 Smart Home Energy Tips from Direct Energy #DESmartHome

A Direct Energy Smart Thermostat is an excellent addition to anyone's home. Controlling the temperature in your home is not only convenient, but it can help save you money. Thank you to Direct Energy for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. Living in the crazy Chicago weather, I can really appreciate a device like the Nest Learning Thermostat. Around this time of year, you can … [Read more...]

XFINITY Team So Fast Announcement and Giveaway

XFINITY Team So Fast Announcement

XFINITY is kicking off an exciting new program, and I am happy to be a part of their blogger program. Over the next six months, I will be showing you ways that the new XFINITY X1 platform can enhance your life and save your family time. Look forward to fun features and giveaways! This is a compensated program, but all opinions will be my own. XFINITY Team So Fast I had the pleasure of … [Read more...]

DIY Sudsy Lemon Soap Recipe and Palmolive Sweepstakes

DIY Sudsy Lemon Soap Recipe and Palmolive Sweepstakes

Lemon is one of my favorite scents. It's fresh, clean, crisp, and energizing. When I was asked to choose a project to make with Palmolive, I went straight for the Sudsy Lemon Soap. This post is sponsored by Lunchbox, but all opinions are my own. Now that we have three dogs, keeping the house smelling fresh is even more challenging. Plus, with Franklin being a puppy, we are still cleaning up … [Read more...]

Cake Batter Fruit Dip in my New Tupperware Serving Center Set

Cake Batter Fruit Dip in my New Tupperware Serving Center Set

Tupperware has a few new products out to make your life easier in the kitchen. I received three items in exchange for my honest review. My favorite has to be the Tupperware Serving Center Set. It's great for so many things, like anything that goes with dip. I made my favorite cake batter fruit dip for the last game day. It's always a hit and a great way to sneak some fruit into the … [Read more...]

Home Automation with Motorized Window Treatments #decorview

Home Automation with Motorized Window Treatments #decorview

Home automation is something I am truly impressed by. The technology just continues to grow and I am fascinated by it. Being the tech-lover that I am, I cannot wait to control everything in my house with an app. This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own. Hunter Douglas window treatments from Décorview are a fabulous option for people looking to add motorized window treatments to … [Read more...]

NewAir WCD-100W Water Dispenser Review

NewAir WCD-100W Water Dispenser Review

We've kept a water dispenser in the house for as long as I can remember. I consider a water dispenser a non-negotiable appliance. With my kidney stones and frequent UTI issues, I need to drink water all day, everyday.  Using the dispenser makes this a much more pleasant task. Also, a water dispenser is much more convenient than constantly filling up a pitcher and changing filters. We were sent the … [Read more...]

Perfect Paint Job with HomeRight Finish Max Sprayer

Perfect Paint Job with HomeRight Finish Max Sprayer

We do a lot of painting at our house. Sometimes I change my mind about a whole room color and sometimes it is something much smaller like a project touch up. Either way, it is often. From big to small, it is always nice to have a quick and easy way to get the paint job done. So when we started on a small shelving project in the kitchen, the Finish Max Sprayer helped us get the painting done … [Read more...]

Affordable Countertop Refinishing with Encore Countertop Kit

Affordable Countertop Refinishing with Encore Countertop Kit

This summer I have been itching to work on some projects around the house. With a baby – that makes things a little harder to get done, but we have still managed to make a few updates in our kitchen that have made a big difference. I was so pleased to work with Encore countertops again to lighten our countertop color. I received a product in exchange for my honest review. Encore Concrete … [Read more...]

Clean Up Your Water with Adya Clarity

Clean Up Your Water with Adya Water Purification

Water is essential for life. Every living thing on the planet requires water for existence. Have you ever wondered what is in your tap water though? This post is brought to you by Water Liberty. All opinions are my own. Around here we have been hearing about contaminated water way more often than I have ever remembered. It's very concerning and just goes to show you that you can never be … [Read more...]

Febreze #Noseblind Test

Febreze #Noseblind Test

Most of us have heard of Febreze, you may even have some of their products in your home. Maybe sometimes you remember to use them, but for the most part, your house doesn’t smell so bad, right? Did you know your nose learns to become BLIND to smells in your home? I recently received products from Febreze in order to facilitate a Febreze NoseBlind test in my home and to share my experience with … [Read more...]

Stairway Safety with KidCo Baby Gates

Stairway Safety with KidCo Baby Gates

I really do not want to be one of those parents that have a safety lock on every window, door, cabinet, toilet, outlet, door knob… you get the idea. However, I know it is all important. I know little fingers get into things they shouldn’t, little walkers and crawlers get into things that are not safe – and I need to be prepared. KidCo helps me prepare for a mover! I received a baby gate from KidCo … [Read more...]

DIY Kitchen Updates with Delta Faucet

DIY Kitchen Updates with Delta Faucet

In our rather small kitchen, it has been hard to create a personality. We do not have the time (or money) to rip out the whole thing and start over, so we find smaller things that can make a big difference. We have done some plumbing before, so I decided it would be an easy project to install a new faucet – something with a lot of personality was just the trick! I received a faucet from Delta … [Read more...]

Creating Our Backyard Oasis with Pier 1 #Pier1OutdoorParty

Creating Our Backyard Oasis with Pier 1 #Pier1OutdoorParty #sponsored #MC

Pier 1 Imports has been one of my favorite stores for as long as I can remember. I was excited to work with Mom Central on this ambassadorship program with Pier 1 to help create a backyard oasis. I received product and a promotional item, but all opinions are my own. Creating Our Backyard Oasis with Pier 1 Somewhere along the line early on in our relationship, Mike and I started a whole … [Read more...]

Make Your Home Cozy with Cozy Wall Art

Make Your Home Cozy with Cozy Wall Art

Our son is finally home! When I was decorating his nursery, I had no idea if we would have a boy or a girl, so we went with neutral brown, beige and green. However, as soon as he got home – I couldn’t wait to personalize! I was so excited to be contacted by Cozy Wall Art about a review of their wall stickers, it was the perfect way to personalize his room. I received a wall graphic in exchange for … [Read more...]

Join the #RethinkCleaning Twitter Party

#ReThinkCleaning Twitter Party

Cleaning the house is rarely anyone's favorite thing to do. Vacuuming for us seems to be a futile task with all the dog hair that just reappears as soon as we suck it up. Due to innovative technology and the awesomeness of Hoover, vacuuming can become less of a pain. Thanks to our partnership with Lunchbox, we’ll be chatting about the new Hoover Air Cordless Vacuum available at … [Read more...]

Revive Smelly Laundry with Tide Simply Clean & Fresh

Revive Smelly Laundry with Tide Simply Clean & Fresh

Smelly laundry is quite common in this household. This post is brought to you by Global Influence Network. All opinions are my own. With two playful dogs, a hard working hubby, and just life in general, laundry can get a little stinky around here. Tide Simply Clean & Fresh My Grandmother used Tide exclusively all throughout my childhood. She still does to this day and you can definitely … [Read more...]

Family Fun in the Garden #GroSomethingGreater

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This post brought to you by Miracle-Gro. All opinions are 100% mine. Everyone seems to be so responsibility-ridden these days that making time for family fun can be tough. That's why we try to make chores a fun family affair. Now that spring has finally arrived, you'll find us tending the yard and garden. I promise, I'm not a slave driver... the kids are really having … [Read more...]

Trigger a Creative Mood with Super Bright LEDs #LEDSavings

GE Energy Smart Light Bulbs are dimmable! #LEDSavings #cbias #shop

Sometimes the creative juices seem to be frozen solid or perhaps even dried up completely. When you have piles of assignments demanding a variety of creative brilliance, releasing productive brainwaves can be almost impossible. After all, the pressure is on—I have to compete with all those other fantastic #CollectiveBias members! LED power to the rescue! Trigger a Creative Mood I have found … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy Toilet Cleaning with Scrubbing Bubbles

Quick and Easy Toilet Cleaning with Scrubbing Bubbles

Scrubbing Bubbles has a quick and easy way for you to clean your toilet. I received product for this post. All opinions are my own. The Scrubbing Bubbles Fresh Brush Starter Kit and Caddy is a system to help you keep your toilet clean all of the time. It's beyond easy and no one has to get their hands dirty. Quick and Easy Toilet Cleaning with Scrubbing Bubbles The convenient caddy can sit … [Read more...]

Brinno PeepHole Camera for Increased Door Security

Brinno PeepHole Camera for Increased Door Security

The PeepHole Camera from Brinno allows you to capture a video log of visitors that you've had come to your door. I was sent a unit for review purposes. All opinions are my own. This is an innovative gadget to help provide increased door security. Brinno PeepHole Camera for Increased Door Security When our house was broken into the cops told us about a popular burglary scheme. The criminals … [Read more...]

Fight Toxins with Seventh Generation #FightToxins

Fight Toxins with Seventh Generation #FightToxins

Let's ban together to fight toxins with Seventh Generation. I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central for Seventh Generation. I received a promotional item and product samples as a thank you for participating. All opinions are my own. Toxic chemicals are all around us and more than 80,000 of them have never been fully tested for their effects on our health and the environment. … [Read more...]

New Bissell Steam Mop Available at Best Buy #BissellatBestBuy

New Bissell Steam Mop available at Best Buy

The Bissell Steam Mop is now available at Best Buy! 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. New Bissell Steam Mop available at Best Buy I was raised to never mop. Only to get down on my hands and knees and scrub that floor. And then... I grew up. The reality of this … [Read more...]

Digitally Organize with Office 365 Personal #OfficeGiveaway

Digitally Organize with Office 365 Personal #OfficeGiveaway Sweepstakes

Having worked in an office most of my life, I like to digitally organize using Microsoft Office. Thanks to my partnership with Lunchbox, I now know of more affordable options for home. This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own. Since I am almost 100% working from home now, there are some things that I tend to miss from the office. The full Microsoft Office line-up being one of … [Read more...]

Reward Yourself after Spring Cleaning

Comfort beyond your wildest dreams #NaturesSleep #sponsored

I am a 2014 Nature's Sleep Ambassador.  I receive products for review purposes and take pride in sharing my honest opinions.  This month I am happy to bring you this post about Spring Cleaning, redecorating and rewarding yourself for all your hard work. Spring Cleaning Frenzy I've come to the conclusion that I am definitely a solar powered human.  After the longest winter of my life, just one … [Read more...]

Keurig Special Edition Brewing System Sweepstakes

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Sign up for the Nikki's Freebie Jeebies newsletter to be entered. SWEEPSTAKES: Keurig Special Edition Brewing System Sweepstakes WHO CAN ENTER: US only SWEEPSTAKES EXPIRES: 04/30/2014 PRIZE(S): Keurig Special Edition Brewing System CLICK TO ENTER THIS SWEEPSTAKES! … [Read more...]

Increase Home Security with WatchBot

Increase Home Security with WatchBot

Home security is our main focus lately. We were sent a WatchBot for review purposes. All opinions are my own. Ever since our house was burglarized, we have been exploring home security options. The technology these days is amazing and of course, we wish that we would have gotten on board with it sooner. Increase Home Security with WatchBot Unfortunately, people seem to beef up their home … [Read more...]

Clean Naturally with Mrs. Meyer’s

Clean Naturally with Mrs. Meyer's

As we settle in with a new baby at home, I am looking for safer products to clean naturally. Mrs. Meyers has a variety of products that are made from essential oils and are still strong enough for the daily mess in your home. I am a part of Smiley360 and was provided with product in order to facilitate this review. Clean Naturally with Mrs. Meyer's First, and most importantly Mrs. Meyers is a … [Read more...]

The Joy and Benefits of a Family Garden #GroSomethingGreater

Grandma's Garden

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Miracle-Gro. All opinions are 100% mine. No matter the type of garden, anything is possible.  The sky is truly the limit.  I have been gardening with my grandma since I was a kid and am thrilled to now share this priceless experience with my children. Family Garden We make time to help Gram in the yard as often as possible.  From fruits and … [Read more...]

How to Drink Coffee Black with iCoffee

Benefits of black Coffee @iCoffee

My coffee typically consists of nine parts sweetened creamer to one part coffee.  However, after being introduced to the iCoffee machine, for free—don't worry all thoughts and opinions are my own, I can proudly report that I am now drinking my coffee black! How to Drink Coffee Black I tried weaning myself for weeks.  I got down to just using almond milk, but I wasn't really enjoying my coffee … [Read more...]

Taking the Biz Challenge with a Grape Juice Stain

Biz Challenge with Grape Juice Stain

This post brought to you by Biz Stain & Odor Eliminator. All opinions are 100% mine. We took the Biz Challenge to see if it could remove a grape juice stain. This was my first time using Biz, and I was excited to see how well it would work as a stain fighter. Taking the Biz Challenge with a Grape Juice Stain Since no one had actually spilled anything recently (which is rare), I … [Read more...]

Spring Cleaning with OxiClean #MC

Spring Cleaning with OxiClean #MC

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for OxiClean. I received three product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. We have been trying to get a head start on spring cleaning in this house. Although the weather has not felt much like spring, we are at least trying to plan some projects for when it does finally … [Read more...]

Counting the Same Money Over and Over

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Counting the Same Money Over and Over (via Feather Pixels) Do you ever count the same money over and over again? This is a horrible habit I have been adopting ever since I began working from home more often. Allow me to give an example of what I am talking about. Counting the Same Money Over and Over Let’… … [Read more...]

Painting Made Easy with PaintStick Mini

Painting Made Easy with PaintStick Mini

As we finish up some last minute projects before a big trip we are taking – one of the rooms in our home needed some attention. It was not the floor, not the walls, and not the furniture…it was the ceiling. HomeRight helps DIYers take on DIY projects quickly and easily with tons of innovative products. I was happy to receive for review the PaintStick Mini – it helped us a ton as we repainted the … [Read more...]

DIY Furniture Makeover with New Hardware

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Never happy with how things are on their own, I decided to customize my Ikea Expedit shelving to create something a little more my style. Thanks to D. Lawless hardware I was able to get the custom look I was after. I received cup pulls and invisible spring hinges for review to help me complete the look. DIY Furniture Makeover with D. Lawless Hardware One of the biggest changes you can make to an … [Read more...]

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