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 and Giveaway

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...]

Clean Up Quickly with OxiClean

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Over the holidays, OxiClean helped me celebrate with a delicious meal for my husband and I, and I was thankful to have their products to help me with the clean up! In exchange for my review, they provided a meal from Plated and their products to help clean up. OxiClean Takes Care of the Mess When OxiClean sent me their products for review, they also helped me order meals from an online delivery … [Read more...]

Control Lighting with Programmable Remote for Outlets

remote for lights

For 2014, I decided to start a couple new projects. One of which was rearranging our whole living room. Since day one, the lack of lighting in our living room has been an issue. I was so excited to find this remote control power switch outlet from Etekcity and receive one for review in order to fix our lighting situation. Control Lighting with Programmable Remote for Electric Outlets We have no … [Read more...]

Help Prevent a UTI with Cottonelle #CtnlCareRoutine

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This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Cottonelle but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #CtnlCareRoutine  http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO UTI prevention starts with your clean routine. Being a person that has struggled with kidney, bladder and urinary tract issues for as long as I can remember, I learned quickly how to have the best clean … [Read more...]

How to Feel Safer After your House is Robbed

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Our house was robbed two days before Christmas.  Yep, what an absolute shock and violation.  Home invasion is one of those things that you might not think will happen to you.  It's still surreal to even admit that it happened to us. I will save the whole story for another blog post, but for now I want to focus on how to feel safe again.  Of course I would like to flee the neighborhood, the … [Read more...]

Great Northern Popcorn Popper Sweepstakes

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Sign up for the Nikki's Freebie Jeebies newsletter to be entered. SWEEPSTAKES: Great Northern Popcorn Popper Sweepstakes WHO CAN ENTER: US only SWEEPSTAKES EXPIRES: 01/31/2014 PRIZE(S): Great Northern Popcorn Popper CLICK TO ENTER THIS SWEEPSTAKES! … [Read more...]

6 Ways to Help Organize Your Garage

6 Ways to Help Organize Your Garage

This ways to organize your garage post is brought to you by SafeRacks.  All opinions are my own.  It's time to reclaim your garage and bring it back to the useful place it's supposed to be.  Garages tend to be a "catch-all" place that can get cluttered quickly.  Before you know it, your car even loses its home! Thankfully, my hubby is pretty good about organizing our garage.  He keeps it pretty … [Read more...]

Join us for the #XmasCountdown Twitter Party Day 2

#XmasCountdown Twitter Party

We have an amazing Twitter party two-day event just in time for the holidays. Join us for the #XmasCountdown fun. We'll be featuring some of the hottest gift ideas this season, plus giving you a chance to win them! Our generous sponsors are providing the prizes for this event. No compensation was received for hosting. The second party will consist of info and exciting prizes from the following … [Read more...]

The Duovet Dual Temperature Duvet

Queen size Duovet with FREE bonus Comforter Clips

This giveaway is sponsored by Duovet Inc. The Duovet - The Dual Temperature Duvet Do you or your partner have trouble sleeping because it's too hot or too cold? The Duovet is the only dual temperature duvet with a thicker warmer side and a thinner cooler side to keep you both comfortable! Ideal for couples or anyone suffering from hot flashes or night chills. Comes with a FREE set of Comforter … [Read more...]

Easily Organized with Stick-It Frame

Easily Organized with Stick-It Frame

When you keep something organized, it always FEELS better. However, it is not always easy to keep up with the organization, or at least for me it isn’t. I usually have a mess of jewelry, office supplies, makeup, hair accessories, etc shoved in drawers and cupboards. I was excited to receive a Stick It, a magnetic accessory gallery for review from Just Solutions, and it makes organizing my small … [Read more...]

Preparations for Holiday Shopping, Cleaning, Wrapping, Decorating…

How do you prepare for the holiday season?

And the list goes on... Budgeting, planning, organizing, scheduling... Ahhh! We're supposed to juggle all this all while managing our "regular" overwhelming workload? Preparing for holiday chaos is something I have yet to master. Who am I kidding, I am not even close! But when our friends at Extra Space Storage asked how we get ready for the holiday season it got me thinking.  So, I'm happy to … [Read more...]

Fellowes Shredder Helping Me Organize My Office

Fellowes Shredder

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Fellowes. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. My office is just a hot mess.  I can never seem to get organized or make any lasting progress on the room.  Part of the problem is piles of paperwork.  We have nice file cabinets, but they are full right … [Read more...]

10 Winter Weather Cleaning Tips

10 winter cleaning tips

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of North American Property Services for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Winter weather is coming and we need to take every precaution to keep our families healthier.  It's the perfect opportunity to do some deep cleaning in our homes and make them as germ-free as possible.  North American Property Services, which is headquartered in … [Read more...]

Scents and Memories from Glade

Scent and Meaningful Moments from Glade

According to a survey recently conducted by Glade, 4 out of 5 of Americans are consciously aware of how scent can inspire a mood – yet nearly 50% of people would give up their sense of smell if they had to lose a sense. I realize why it seems like an easy sense to give up, but the happiness of a good memory that comes from a particular scent is something I always enjoy. Glade has a great line of … [Read more...]

Easy Tiling with Smart Tiles Self-Adhesive Wall Tiles

Easy Tiling with Smart Tiles Self-Adhesive Wall Tiles

It has been a while since I have shared any of our home renovation projects on Sweep Tight. Let’s be honest: It’s because I got lazy. We had worked on our fireplace a little bit during the last “fireplace season” – but I hadn’t been completely happy with the end result, because it needed something. I was so excited to find Smart Tiles – self-adhesive wall tiles that were easy to install, and I was … [Read more...]

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