Celebrate Photo Memories with Canvas Factory Giveaway

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 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

family fun in the greenhouse

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...]

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