The V6 Dyson Vacuum is Available at Best Buy Now #cordlesspower

The V6 Dyson Vacuum is Available at Best Buy Now

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. I recently had the opportunity to review the new Dyson vacuum, the V6 Absolute. It's a cordless, compact vacuum, and it's surprisingly powerful for such a small machine. I've wanted a new Dyson vacuum forever, so I was really excited … [Read more...]

Getting Enough Sleep Saves Lives #GoToBed Mattress Giveaway

Restonic is here to help you sleep! #GoToBed

If you read my last post about the Top 10 Sleep Distractions, then you know just how ridiculously exhausted I am. Sadly, I know I am not alone. However, I'm happy to report that since writing that post a month ago, I've made some simple changes and they have helped tremendously! This post is sponsored by Restonic and PTPA, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Getting Enough Sleep The … [Read more...]

Disaster Preparedness Food – Survivors Have to Eat

Disaster Preparedness Food - Survivors Have to Eat

Disaster preparedness food is an important part of any disaster survival kit. Flashlights, fuel, a radio, and the like are all important, but you can't eat any of them. Emergency food allows you to eat while you wait out the storm or the hurricane or the zombie apocalypse. This post contains affiliate links; all opinions are my own. Disaster Preparedness Food - Make it Part of Your Kit When … [Read more...]

Roll Back Savings with Walmart’s Stock and Save Event

Roll Back Savings with Walmart's Stock and Save Event

The product information found within this post and the Walmart gift cards have been provided by P&G, however all opinions expressed are my own.  Let me be super clear on this. The whole Roll Back thing Walmart does is awesome. Purely awesome. They already have super low prices on stuff, but when roll backs come around, it gets real. I'm a big fan of stocking up on a good roll back, so I'm … [Read more...]

3 Dogs + 1 Husband = Spring Cleaning with BISSELL Giveaway

Spring Cleaning with BISSELL

I have three adorable AND crazy dogs and one husband who always seems to be dirty. I do my best to make sure all four of my boys keep their dirt confined to the outside, but boys will be boys - especially mine. That's exactly why I do my Spring cleaning with BISSELL. It helps me get all that dirt out of the carpet and upholstery. Vacuuming just doesn't cut it in this house! Thank you BISSELL for … [Read more...]

The Power of Home Equity

The power of home equity

This post is written and sponsored by U.S. Bank. Seems you’ve got a bit of a dilemma on your hands. That big project you’ve had in your head for what feels like forever is now actually coming together on paper and just waiting to be started. You have the time to do it and - best of all? - you want to do it. There’s just one problem. You need funds, because without them, your dream project stays … [Read more...]

DIY Scrub for Tub and Sink Cleaning

DIY Scrub for Tub and Sink Cleaning

My mother-in-law gave me her DIY scrub for tub and sink cleaning, and I love it. With a simple four ingredients, you can create a refreshing scrub for the sink and the bathtub. I know sinks and tubs come in a variety of materials. I don't find this scrub to be that abrasive, but use your own judgement depending on what you have. Post contains affiliate links; all opinions are my own. DIY … [Read more...]

Important Steps to Home Ownership

Important Steps to Home Ownership

This post is written and sponsored by U.S. Bank. So, you’re ready to make the big leap into home ownership? Good for you. Home ownership can be a great experience and holds a number of tangible and intangible benefits. But first, you need to actually buy that property, which, especially if this is your first home, can feel more than a little complicated. Understanding the mortgage … [Read more...]

Deep Cleaning to Reduce Allergens with Chem-Dry Sweepstakes

Deep Cleaning to Reduce Allergens

Deep cleaning our home frequently is important. Not only am I allergic to a long list of items, but we have three shedding dogs to clean up after. After this long, frigid winter of the house being locked up tightly, a thorough cleaning is an absolute must. Sponsored post, all opinions are my own. About Chem-Dry Chem-Dry is the world's largest carpet and upholstery cleaning service. Founded in … [Read more...]

Extra Clean with the BISSELL Symphony

Extra Clean with the BISSELL Symphony

I am by no means a “clean freak” – but if I step on one more sticky Cheerio left over from my toddler’s mealtime – I might just go crazy! The BISSELL Symphony has rescued me from my “struggle” by inventing the most useful cleaning machine ever (at least in our home), and I am so excited to tell you about it! I received the BISSELL Symphony from BISSELL Homecare, Inc. -- the Company sent this to me … [Read more...]

My Favorite XFINITY App

My Favorite XFINITY App

It's hard to choose which XFINITY app is my favorite among the many awesome ones that come with the new XFINITY X1 system. XFINITY sponsored this post; all opinions are my own. See more disclosure details below. Smartphones are starting to control our lives more and more. There's truly an app for just about everything. I find it fascinating, and love to learn about new apps and ways to make … [Read more...]

Fun Serving Items from LTD Commodities

Chips n' dip bowl from LTD Commodities

LTD Commodities has so many fun items to help throw parties and gatherings. LTD Commodities sponsored this post. All opinions are my own. Shopping on the LTD website is seriously a blast. Not only do they have a huge collection of cool items, but their prices are amazing. Fun Serving Items from LTD Commodities Defense Dip (recipe here) in the Chips 'n' Dip Bowl. With the "Big Game" this weekend … [Read more...]

5 Things I Love about XFINITY Internet

XFINITY Internet for the fastest in-home WiFi

XFINITY Internet has always been the best choice for us in the area that we live. I must say that with the new XFINITY System, I have only noticed improvements. Disclosure: Post and giveaway sponsored by XFINITY, but all opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure. For the most part, I had always been pretty pleased with XFINITY Internet in this house. As a blogger who works … [Read more...]

Romantic and Feminine Bedroom Ideas

Romantic and Feminine Bedroom Ideas

There are many rooms that need updating in our house. I have been looking for bedroom ideas to make the room more flirty and feminine. Mike and I came to an agreement that he can decorate the living room if I am allowed to do whatever I want with the bedroom decor. This post is sponsored by Lush Decor, and I am an affiliate with the company. All opinions are my own. Romantic and Feminine Bedroom … [Read more...]

Fluff the Love Nest with a Cooling Pillow

Fluff the Love Nest with a Cooling Pillow

Valentine's day is almost here. Consider adding a cooling pillow to your love nest. The gift of comfort is always a winner in my book. I have never really been a flowers and chocolates type of girl. I appreciate any and all gifts that I am given, but in all honesty, I would prefer one that keeps on giving. I was sent a cooling pillow for review purposes. All opinions are my own. Fluff the … [Read more...]

How to Clean a Bathroom Effectively #BehindClosedDoors

How to Clean a Bathroom Effectively #BehindClosedDoors

It's as important to know how to clean a bathroom properly as it is to clean it at all. The bathroom is really the grossest room in the house. It's full of bacteria and germs, and we humans are much more disgusting than we'd like to admit. That's why I've decided to give you all the info you need on how to clean a bathroom effectively. I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of … [Read more...]

Celebrate Photo Memories with Canvas Factory

Celebrate Photo Memories with Canvas Factory

As we enter the holiday season, I am sure you will take many pictures to commemorate the celebrating. As you spend time with family and friends, consider using your amazing shots to create a canvas and make a lasting memory to hang at home. I was contacted by Canvas Factory about a review just as we were getting proofs back from our most recent family shoot; I was excited to have a beautiful way … [Read more...]

Take a Giant Step Towards a Healthier Home

So much dust and grossness. #HealthierHome #ad

My house is quite possibly the dustiest home around. With numerous humans, pets, and chaotic schedules, cleaning isn't as high on my priority list as it should be. However, transforming this abode into a healthier home sure is. I am proud to be a 3M-sponsored blogger, and as part of my responsibilities, I get the opportunity to evaluate 3M products. Opinions are my own and additional products used … [Read more...]

Wallpapering an Accent Wall adds Personality to a Room

Wallpapering an Accent Wall adds Personality to a Room

I am always finding things about my house that I am unhappy with. This time, a wall that I do not have the funds to remove. So, I decided to do something with it, and was so excited to work with Milton and King to create a stunning accent wall with wallpaper from their Kemra Boutique line. I received enough wallpaper to complete my wall in exchange for my review. Wallpapering an Accent Wall For … [Read more...]

Flush Freely This Holiday Season with Charmin #TweetFromTheSeat

Be Clog Free with Charmin this holiday season #TweetFromTheSeat #MC (sponsored)

Whether you are hosting any parties this holiday season or not, flushability is an important factor when it comes to toilet tissue. I was able to put Charmin to the test and am beyond impressed. I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Charmin. I received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. All thoughts and opinions shared … [Read more...]

Clean House Shortcuts when you Have Multiple Pets

Clean House Shortcuts when you Have Multiple Pets

Keeping a clean house when you have multiple pets is quite the challenge. It can be difficult for anyone to keep up with housework, but ever since we added our third dog, getting that clean smell is more challenging than ever. This is a sponsored post with Acorn, but all opinions are my own. It's crazy when Mike and I both team up and clean the house like nuts, and still find ourselves … [Read more...]

Painting a Deck with Paint Sprayer from HomeRight

Painting a Deck with Paint Sprayer from HomeRight

We have owned our home for two years, and we have painted almost every single wall in the house… but what about the deck? It needed new paint. A task I had been dreading for the two years we have lived here finally HAD to get done. I was so grateful to receive a Finish Max Pro Fine Finish Paint Sprayer to review in exchange for my honest opinion. Finish Max Pro Fine Finish Paint Sprayer We had … [Read more...]

Get a Core Workout at Your Desk with Swopper

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

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

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

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 #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

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

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...]

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