Splash Into Summer Giveaway Mega Hop

You are at stop No. 70 on the Splash into Summer Event.  With over 250 blogs participating, you are not even halfway through all the different book related giveaways you can enter from 5/25 till 5/31.

The giveaway here at The Spunky Diva is $10 in Amazon GiftCards.

{I earned these through SwagBucks}

To Enter:  Leave a comment below with what book you would buy from Amazon.  Make sure to leave a contact e-mail with your comment.

Extra Entry {above entry must be complete for this one to count}:  Be a GFC Follower of The Spunky Diva, and leave a comment letting me know what ‘name’ you follow under.  Again, make sure a contact e-mail is included with your comment.

Please Note: This giveaway is for two $5 electronic Amazon Giftcards {total of $10}.  You must have a valid e-mail address to receive these giftcards. 

Entries for this giveaway open on 5/25 and will close 5/31.  The winner will be announced on 6/1 at 10:00 a.m.  The winner will also be notified by e-mail, and has 48 hours to respond.  If the winner has not responded by 6/3 a new winner will be selected.  If the mandatory entry {what book would you purchase} is not completed, all entries for that person will be voided.  Winner will be selected via www.Random.org.  Additional giveaway rules can be read here.

You can click {HERE} or on the Splash Into Summer Graphic above to get back to the Giveaway List. 
 Thanks for stopping by!

Friday Fun… 5/20/2011

I am wrapping three parties into one post ~ Macro Friday, Five Question Friday, and Fill-in Friday.

Let’s start with Macro Friday…  I am doing this meme as I love photos, and think it is one of the best ‘parts’ of blogging.  However, I am the first to admit that my photos leave something to be desired.  So by working on doing one photo each week just to try and accomplish a ‘beauty’ shot I am working to improve my photography skills.  Here is this weeks attempt.

I love these yellow cactus flowers, but certainly did not do them justice.

Another ongoing project is growing some flower from seeds.  Here is a shot of them just planted, and the second one is this Friday {one week later}.


And… last, but not least… here is a photo of the layout for my final P2 Quilt-Along block.

Final P2 Block

 {P2 post with the directions for this block}

Fill~In Friday at Friday Fill~Ins with Janet

1. I see my computer screen, two hungry dogs waiting for their breakfast, the clutter on this desk I need to clean, the clock ticking by eating away the time, and my breakfast concoction of milk, hot chocolate mix and coffee.

2. Chicken scratch.  Really?  What other kind of scratch is there?  This will be one answer I definitely check-out on the other blogs.

3. They begin to wake up at 6:30 a.m. if I am lucky.  And if I am extra lucky, Ms. Diva and Baby Diva, will wake up later than that tomorrow since we don’t have any place to be.

4. Not so many years earlier I couldn’t imagine what being a mom with kids would be like.  Now, I can’t imagine my life without the little buggers, LOL!

5. This I know: God died for my sins and yours.  No matter how people distort the truth, this fact will not change.  He created us in His image, a little lower than the angels, not a little higher than the apes.

6. Tonight we have to go grocery shopping in order to have something for dinner.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to being done with the grocery shopping, tomorrow my plans include piecing together my last block for the P2 Quilt-along, maybe start quilting it, and finish up my applieque on the Mug Rug I am creating for Mug Rug Swap No. 4 and Sunday, I want to relax and enjoy my kiddos!

Five Question Friday from Mama M. at My Little Life

1. Do you and your spouse go to bed at the same time?  Sometimes, he gets up earlier than I do.  So, if I am going to be restless, tossing and turning, I normally wait an hour or so to go to bed.  That way he is sleeping when I lay down.  Note ~ this only works when Baby Diva is accomadting.  She seems to really prefer to listen to my breathing, and so sometimes I have to lay down as still as possible in order for her to fall asleep.  Boy… what we do for those we love, LOL!

2. A question for the ladies…What kind of facial hair do you like on your man?  I like clean shaven or a goatee {sp}.  Not to fond of beards, except on Casey {this season on American Idol}.  Mr. Sd tends to go with the clean shaven look which is just fine with me.

3. What’s the worst vacation you’ve ever taken?  I haven’t taken very many vacations, and I always make a point to enjoy myself when we go somewhere.  You can’t have a bad vacation if you see the good in things.  Note… I haven’t had a bad case of food posining or lose of all my luggae either.  So this might change in the future, but being a home buddy I am not likely to go anywhere soon {especially with Ms. Diva and Baby Diva being so little}.

4. What’s the first-ever blog you followed?  It was Samster’s Mommy.  I love her little girl clothes/craft project tutorials.  Her little girl is the cutest ever which dosn’t hurt either.

5. Do you enjoy amusement parks?  I L-O-V-E amusement parks!!!!  Love roller coasters, love water parks.  Don’t love the cost to get into the park.  That is the only thing I don’t like.
See ya next week!

Linking up with:

Friday Fill-Ins at Friday Fill-Ins

Five Question Friday at My Little Life

Macro Friday at Blogging From Bolivia

Wendesday Link-ups…

Hey there ~

I am linking up Ms. Diva’s butterfly dress as my Wordless Wednesday entry.  So, I decided to just do a post of where I am linking up today rather than editing seperate posts.  I think the Wednesday parties are some of my favorite parties!

Wordless Wendesday at Wordless Wendesday
Blue Cricket Design; Show and Tell Wednesday
Wordless Wendesday at Crazy About My Baybah

Giveaways ending April 2011

Link-up your giveaways ending in April 2011. Newly added giveaways will appear at the top of the list. All giveaways are welcome (personal blog giveaways, services giveaways, sponsored giveaways)! You can add giveaways to this list until April 30th.  For Giveaways ending in May, Link-up Here.

Please enter your giveaway info like this:
$15 Amazon GC / Closes 4/25

Giveaways ending May 2011

Link-up your giveaways ending in May 2011.  Newly added giveaways will appear at the top of the list.  All giveaways are welcome (personal blog giveaways, services giveaways, sponsored giveaways)!  You can add giveaways to this list until May 31st.

Please enter your giveaway info like this:
$15 Amazon GC / Closes 5/25

Destatsh with KoJo

Are you destashing this spring? 
If so… link-up your destash projects at KoJo Designs for a chance to win some great prizes (Fat Quarter Shop gift certificates and wool sheets from Felt on the Fly).  Since I used felt from a previous project for Ms. Diva’s Stitchies I linked up that post.  Hop on over there and check out some of the great destash projects already linked up.
~ Entries close March 15th ~


Here are my favorite places to party. 
There are a variety of parties here {craft, blog hops, book reviews, etc.} that I love to check out each week.  Send me an e-mail at SpunkyDiva@live.com if you have a party you would like to add!

Monday Parties
Making the World Cuter Monday at Making the World Cuter {crafts}
Making Mondays Marvelous at C.R.A.F.T. {crafts}
Motivate Me Monday at Keeping It Simple {crafts}

Tuesday Parties
Post-It Note Tuesdays at One Parent Chronicles {ramblings}
Take A Look Tuesday at Sugar Bee-Craft Edition

Wednesday Parties
Wordless Wednesday at Wordless Wednesday {photos}

Thursday Parties
Thirst For Comments Thursday at Acting Balanced {blog hop}
Show Off Your Stuff at FireFlies and JellyBeans {crafts}

Friday Parties
Five Question Fridays at My Little Life {personal trivia questions}
Friday Fragments at Half Past Kissin Time {vent about your week posts}
Macro Friday at Blogging from Bolivia{photos}
Fantabulous Fridays at Momma’s Kinda Crafty {crafts, project ideas}
Plant a Seed over at Punkin Seed Productions {crafts}

Weekend Parties
Lucas’s Journey w/SPD Weekend Mega Blog Hop