Lots For Tots Giveaway Hop - Joovy Baby Jogger Stroller

Welcome to the Lots for Tots Giveaway Hop on Diva Sweeps!

Welcome to the Lots for Tots Giveaway Hop

Hosted by: MamatheFox, The Kids Did It & The Mommy Island

This year a bunch of stellar bloggers linked up to offer you a ton of exciting children's based prizes! At each stop in this hop you can enter to win these fun giveaways. Look below for the linky connecting all these blogs. If you don't see the linky, find the little blue button, which when clicked will show you the other blogs hosting fun giveaways! Be sure to come back often to increase your chances of winning, and good luck!

Click here to enter to win the Grand Prize, hosted by MamatheFox, valued at over $200!

Grand Prize contains: (1) Personalized book from I See Me! (up to a $40 value), (1) Cubbie Lee Wooden Block Set ($27 value), (1) Sleep ZZZ Pillow ($50 value), (1) pair of shoes from MomoBaby (up to a $54 value), (1) pair of children's boots from Oakiwear ($25 value), winners choice of (1) onesie or toddler tee from Deep Dive Threads (up to a$20 value).


Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card! 2 Winners!

Enter for a chance to #win a $25 Amazon Gift Card! There will be 2 Winners!

$100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

What would you buy with a $100 Amazon Gift Card?


The Joy of ...

The Joy of ____ (fill in the blank).

We all have our obsessions. Some folks would say cooking, others would say sex and let's face it ... those books have been written. 

Garnet Gold Stud Earrings Giveaway - Ends at Midnight!

Enter for a chance to win these beautiful Garnet 14k Gold Stud Earrings!


Recipe - Easy to Freeze Mini Pizza's

I'm always on the hunt for kid friendly recipes and this one is the best! Easy to make and easy to freeze in zip lock bags for using another time.


Bath Flakes Giveaway - Ends in 2 days!

If soaking in a steamy tub of water is your idea of relaxation, like it is mine, you will love these Bath flakes!! Enter for a chance to win below!



Win a Mommy to Be Prize Pack! (arv $200)

WWin this huge Mommy to Be prize pack valued at $200!

Win a $25 Visa Debit Card!

Enter for a chance to win this fabulous  $25 Visa Pre-Paid Debit Card! 


My Most Busy Time of the Year

Spriiiiiiiinnnnggggg is almost here!!!
I have tons of work and projects to do. TONS!!
My seedlings are sprouting, getting ready for the rich soil in our container gardens. They are being called "My Tasty Babies". To anyone looking from a distance, I probably seem like a crazy lady talking to myself but I'm actually talking to my tasty babies. I play a little Eric Clapton, The Allman Brothers or The B52's - they seem to like my music (lol).
My projects list is vast.
Including a random list of fixer uppers and DIY.
My childhood home is my play ground.
Going through a house that needs a fresh coat of paint in every room, uncluttering, moving, trashing, thrashing (no not really, but it sounded good.)
My head spins when I think of just how much stuff one house can hold.

Since my last surgery, I'm having to cut back on my work load. Doctors orders!! It depresses me because I've always been a self reliant kind of woman, I've been suffering from depression since. It's hard to wrap my head around this "no working" thing. My husband is fine with it, he's said all the right things and I still wanted to choke the life out of him. Bwahahahahaha! Sad but true.

Perhaps my very physical job isn't the best option right now.
Perhaps I need to find something new.
Perhaps this chronic kidney disease could just piss off.
Perhaps ... I'll TRY to do less.
Maybe ... but don't hold your breath.


ARC Review: Viper: A Vampire Romance - Madisyn Ashmore

Excellent if you love paranormal romance.

Viper: A Vampire Romance by Madisyn Ashmore

$100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway (WW)

Enter for a chance to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card! 

Free Clothes!

Enter for a chance to win Free Clothes!

Recipe - Shepherds Pie

In honor of the upcoming holiday, I decided to make a Traditional Irish Meal.

Shepherds Pie! 

It was fantastic! 

Rated ★★★★★ by the family unit.


~☆~ Release Blast & Giveaway ~☆~ Leather Pants by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

Diva Sweeps presents another great read!

It Only Takes One

Hot Rock Star To Ruin Your Life…


A Birthday Makeup Bash Giveaway!

Enter for a chance to win a huge amount of makeup!

Apple Watch Giveaway

Enter for a chance to win an Apple Watch!!!

Test and Keep New Products! This Week - Eyeliner!

I will show you all the steps to receiving a new eyeliner pencil for free!

All you have to do is test out the product and answer 3 to 4 questions about it. Answering the questions is important if you want to receive more products to try, for free.

Getting Back To The Groove Of Things

My pre-spring cleaning break, is over!



Early Spring Cleaning

The flowers are in bloom, the pollen is swirling in the air. My allergies are screaming and my physician doesn’t have my allergy shots in his office ... yet. Let's not forget that technically it's still Winter!
My annual "Spring Cleaning" event has started a month early.
Usually during this time of year, I am all amped up to get my garden arranged and in order. I study last years layout drawing and decide what is going to be planted where. Start my seedling plants, get all of my containers washed out and ready. Not only do we plant rows of fruits and veggies but we have container gardens in various sunny spots around the front yard too.
I'm still doing this, planning my garden and harvesting the last of my winter yield.
I'm also in full on Spring Cleaning mode.
Only difference between this year and last year, is having to clean out my mothers house and get it ready to be put on the market. It's bitter sweet having to sell the house where you grew up.
After my last hospital stay (7 days and 1 surgery), I've finally had to face facts. The house needs to go. It's a headache I can't take anymore. I was hoping to hang on to it for my moms sake but I have a feeling she will out live me. Paying taxes on a house we can't live in (its not big enough, plus our house is paid off and we like it) or rent out (because Mumsey said no) makes zero sense.
Now I have to clean out her house and get repairs made to it, so it will sell quickly. Yay Fun <insert sarcasm> !!!
Has my lack of presence been noticed on my blog?
The magic 8 ball says "YES".
Unfortunately, I will be MIA a lot in the following weeks.
I hope to still do the hops on my blog and the sweeps on my fb page, I need more viewers and likes before I can get any sponsors to host my own stuff.
I am not going to be able to help other bloggers who are giving away prizes from sponsors. It's my biggest regret right now, so many of those bloggers have given me advice and answered any questions I had. My offline life just got swamped with demands I can no longer ignore. The stress is literally killing me.
Plus I need to remember to buy a laptop!!!
Doing 100% of my online work, by tablet, SUCKS!!!!!
Hahaha. No, it really does suck.


ARC Review - Gardenia by Kelsey Sutton

Title - Gardenia 

Author - Kelsey Sutton

Genre - Teen/Young Adult (YA)

Publisher  - Diversion Books

Release Date  - February 28, 2017

Pick Your Prize Weekend on Our FB Page!

This weekend on February 17th at 7pm EST,  Diva Sweeps will be hosting our very 1st Pick-Your-Prize Giveaway!! (Last giveaway for the weekend will end by 10pm EST on February 19th.)

You can find this giveaway only on our Facebook Page! Click Here

We have tons of prizes!! Everything from arts n crafts, books, candy, home decor, gift cards, tech, games, etc. Too many items to list!  

Over $500 in Prizes!!

All items are brand new and will be shipped from our home to yours!

Shipping date will be on Tuesday February 21st for physical items. Virtual items will be delivered within minutes of winning.

Come and enjoy in the fun!!





~☆~ Final Exit - Lena Diaz~☆~ + Giveaway

Diva Sweeps presents another great read!

Can they find forever in the wreckage of their lives? 

Arc Review: Skypunch - CL Gaber

Skypunch Skypunch by C.L. Gaber
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The first book was epic, I honestly had my doubts about this book being as good as the first one. Was pleasantly surprised to be captivated in the story so completely, from the very first page, yet again!

Life in prison in the living realm is brutal.
Life in prison in the afterlife is soul crushing and eternal.
It's not hell but it's close.

One way out, back to the afterlife they love ...

Ahhh I'll say no more.

Looking forward to the third installment of this epic saga!
It's definitely worth reading.

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Arc Review: Ascenders: High School for the Recently Departed

Ascenders: High School for the Recently Departed Ascenders: High School for the Recently Departed by C.L. Gaber
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This story pulls you in from the very first page. I read it in one day. The characters were kids who could live next door! I enjoyed it immensely and it's definitely worth putting in my family's virtual library.

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~♥~ Virtual Tour & Giveaway~♥~ At Close Range - Laura Griffen

Diva Sweeps presents another great book and giveaway!

 When her investigation brings them together, 
the sparks between them quickly get out
of control.

~☆~ Carnal Obsession -by- Reily Garrett & Giveaway~☆~

Diva Sweeps Presents This Release Blast

A romantic
suspense with a twist.


~♡~Pre-Order Blitz~♡~ BRAUM by Ditter Kellen & Giveaway!

Hubba Hubba! Diva Sweeps thinks she is going to read this naughty book. Yes She IS!

Is it hot in here? It feels hot. Whew!

Title: Braum (Enigma Book 7)

Author: Ditter Kellen

Genre: Science Fiction Romance with a Paranormal feel

Cover Designer: Syneca Featherstone

Publisher: DK Media, LLC

Editor: Kierstin Cherry

Expected Release Date: Feb. 14th, 2017


~☆~ Cover Reveal~☆~ Camilla by Linda Joyce

There is nothing more devine, than reading a good book. - Diva Sweeps

Title: Camilla (Fleur de Lis Brides, Book Three)

Author: Linda Joyce

Genre: Women's Fiction with strong romantic elements

Cover Designer: Diana Carlile

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR

~☆~ Cover Reveal~☆~ Loving You with Teeth and Claws by Martina McAtee

A Great Book Featured on Diva Sweeps! 

Title: Loving You with Teeth and Claws

Author: Martina McAtee

Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR

Recipe - Pork Eye Casserole

It's a pork chops and potatoes casserole.

Created purely by desperation, when all we had in the pantry were the ingredients in the recipe.  It's now a family favorite! We let the younger kids name it since everything gets named in our home.

 *Imagine my joy at being able to get a picture before the pan was empty!! Yay!*


~☆~This Piece Of My Soul -By- Robyn M Ryan~☆~ $25 Giveaway


Clearing the Ice #2

Robyn M. Ryan

Releasing Jan 24th, 2017



bad weather

We have been suffering through periods of no power and no wifi for the past few days. *cries* Under a tornado warning now. Somebody forgot to inform mother nature IT'S WINTER!

See ya later gators.
I've got to save my battery power on this tablet and the internet sucks it dry quick!


Stumbling through the rain in a one horse hyundai

(Written Friday Night, when the house was quiet. Posted on Saturday!) When my van breaks down, it's a problem and it breaks down often. This morning the van wouldn't crank at all. It's a passenger van that can seat up to 15 people, Ford econo-something. When the van doesn't work, I have a backup CAR. Not ideal for hauling 9 kids but it runs, albeit quite loudly. 

I had to make two trips in order to get all the kiddos to school. The first trip was to the elementary and then middle schools. Those kids barely batted an eye when they heard the beast come roaring in front of the schools.


~☆~ Blackwell By Alexandrea Weis ~☆~ & Giveaway

~☆~ Release Blitz on Diva Sweeps ~☆~

Title: Blackwell

Author: Alexandrea Weis with Lucas Astor

Genre: Paranormal thriller

Publisher: Vesuvian Books


~☆~ Draw The Line - By - Kim Carmichael ~☆~ $25 Amazon GC

The performance artist and con artist come together 

for the ultimate marriage of convenience.


Kim Carmichael

Released Dec 27, 2016

Kindle Press


Houston, We Might Have A Problem. . .

Hello Readers!

We are currently in the process of becoming DivaSweeps dot com.

Should be simple right?

Nothing is ever "simple". Warning box pops up and says "your site may be offline for 24-48 hours while blah blah blah blah. But you can still post and it will show up when the changes go into effect."

This isn't my 1st rodeo. I know how this goes.

Ugh! *rolls eyes*

~☆~ Release Day Blitz~☆~ Biloxi -By - Linda Joyce

Diva Sweeps presents a Great Book to Read.

Title: Biloxi (Fleur de Lis Brides, Book Two)
Author: Linda Joyce
Genre: Women's Fiction with strong romantic elements
Cover Designer: Diana Carlile
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR

~☆~ Cover Reveal~☆~Unexpectedly Royal -by- Jennifer Domenico

A "feel good" book that you will love - on Diva Sweeps!

Title: Unexpectedly Royal
Author: Jennifer Domenico
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Designer: Wicked by Design
Editor: Mad Hatter Press

Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR


~☆~ Cover Reveal ~☆~ The Evolution of Ivy: Poison -By- Lauren Campbell

Diva Sweeps presents a Great Read!


Title: The Evolution of Ivy: Poison

Author: Lauren Campbell

Genre: Contemporary Romance with Psychological element

Cover Designer: Murphy Rae from Indie Solutions

Editor: Madison Seidler 

~☆~ New Book Release~☆~ A Way Back into Love - By- Veronica Thatcher

Sometimes you find a book that's hard to put down.

Here's  A Great Read, on Diva Sweeps!

Title: A Way Back into Love
Author: Veronica Thatcher
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Notion Press


~☆~ Book Cover Revamp~☆~ Strip Me - by Michelle Turner

DivaSweeps presents this Cover Revamp!  Spicy!

Title: Strip Me
Author: Michelle Turner
Genre: Adult Romance
Cover Designer: C & K Creations
Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR


~☆~ Book Cover Reveal~☆~ Chasing Casey by Jane Anthony

Diva Sweeps presents a Cover Reveal For This Book!

Title: Chasing Casey
Author: Jane Anthony
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Designer: Marisa Shor at Cover Me Darling
Expected Release Date: Jan. 16th, 2017
Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR


Looking For A New Way To Manage Your Time?

 It's a new year and a lot of us are looking for ways to manage our time. 


This year, all of my resolutions were business related. Only half my businesses are online. I often mention my house cleaning business that I operate offline, even though I am often invoicing my clients online in order to get paid. I can tell you that this process can be time consuming all in itself.

*Affiliate links may be present in this post. *


Recipe - Chicken Alfredo with Broccoli - 5 Stars!

I made this for my family last night. Doubled everything to make enough for my huge crew. Served with a side veggie salad and homemade garlic toast.

We rated it - ★★★★★

Pic & Recipe courtesy of Damn Delicious


Happy New Year! 2017 Resolutions.

My resolutions for 2017 were all business related.


I've listed them below and completed all but a few.

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summer party supplies


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