About Me

Im a Stay at home mother of 6 children. Myrissa is age 20, Jacub is 18, Victorea is 16, Whitnee is 12, Kirk is 9 and Alivia is 4. We are also getting ready to adopt again! Our sweet new girl is Jessica and is 17!Our newest household addition is Lexee, she is 2 years old. We also have quite a few kids who call us Mom and Dad. My husband is studying for the ministry. We are a very busy family. I want to make sure all you other busy moms, dads, ladies and gents out there get the deals I do. If you would like me to do a review and or giveaway, I'd be happy to share your product with my readers. Contact me for more information. fivelilbassintow@yahoo.com (Please note that most of my email replies go to spam folders so if you contact me and don't hear back, this could be why, please check your spam folder for my reply) You should also check out my co bloggers, if you have a chance. Nicole does book reviews and Jeffrey does outdoor related review, fishing, camping and outdoors.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Proliss Infusion Collection Ceramic Ionic Straightener - Assortment of Colors!

Proliss Infusion Collection Ceramic Ionic Straightener - Assortment of Colors! $19.99 plus shipping.....GREAT DEAL!!
Product details:
Proliss USA believes your hair communicates something unique about who you are and how you feel. That’s why they provide innovative hair styling tools and tips to give women of all ages the confidence to express themselves, and to embrace change, versatility, and style.

Get silky, shiny, straight hair quickly and easily with this incredible straightener from Proliss USA. Featuring 100% ceramic 1 and a quarter inch plates, 720% more negative ions than any other flat iron in the market to increase the natural moisture content of your hair, and floating plates that move slightly - from left to right and up and down - the Ceramic Ionic Straightener is more than just an ordinary hair straightener. It’s a complete styling tool. You can choose from four fashionable designs, so not only will your hair look great after it’s styled, you’ll also look great while styling it.


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Packaging: Retail
Warranty: 1 Year
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•Infusion Collection
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•On/Off switch
•LED indicator
•PTC heater for safer operation
•Adjustable temperature
•Far infrared technology
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•8" swivel cord
•Color: Blue, Black, Purple, Pink, Red, Giraffe, Peacock, Purple Zebra, Hot Pink Zebra, White Zebra, or Hot Pink Leopard

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Lowe's Gift Card Giveaway

This is for 1 $20 gift card to Lowe's. They are a great home improvement stores. Lowe's carries everything from painters tape to high end power tools. If you have any questions about them feel free to call their customer service line at 1-800-445-6937.

I am also paying thanks to a couple of blog moms who have helped me. I can't thank them enough for their help in making this all possible for you. I may have missed a couple and I apologize. I will try to make it up to you in another giveaway. Go like their pages through the rafflecopter. All of them post great giveaways! Thank you for your support mom bloggers!

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Twilight follower or hater??

According to Stephenie Meyer author of the Twilight series it all started with a dream. "It was two people in kind of a little circular meadow with really bright sunlight, and one of them was a beautiful, sparkly boy and one was just a girl who was human and normal, and they were having this conversation. The boy was a vampire, which is so bizarre that I'd be dreaming about vampires, and he was trying to explain to her how much he cared about her and yet at the same time how much he wanted to kill her," Stephenie says.
"It really captured my imagination." That dream became Chapter 13 of "Twilight."
Which in my opinion is kinda neat to see the hype that came about from a something as simple as that, just a dream.
When the first book of the "Twilight" series was released in October 2005, no one could have guessed the phenomenon it would become.

A book about a simple,shy and clumsy girl who moves to Forks, Washington to live with her father. She falls in love with a boy at school, Edward who happens to be a "vegatarian" vampire. It is a great love story. I did not want to watch or read this at first. My daughter saw it and I was furious with her for doing something she was told not to do. My husband said to sit down and watch Twilight, "it's not what you think". So I sat down very unhappy and set out not to like it. Ummmm, let's just say I was hooked after that! I have read the books about 4x each, I own the set of DVD and even sat for @3 hours in line for the midnight dvd release at Walmart.

Then there was New Moon which is not on my favs list of books or Dvd's. I was just not impressed but I guess it all boils down to the fact that for most of the book and movie the beloved Cullens are not there. I never believed she belonged with Jacob. Yes, yes I know what some of you reading this are thinking but I didn't. My daughters all think he is hot and that is great and all. But not what I felt Bella needed.
Upon its publication in the United States, New Moon was highly successful and moved quickly to the top of bestseller lists, becoming one of the most anticipated books of the year. The movie was released on November 20, 2009.

Ok so on to the 3rd book/movie which is Eclipse. Great story, great movie. Although I wasn't too fond of the new Victoria. This movie was so action packed, the fight scenes were great. As Jasper is one of my favorite Cullens it was great to hear his back story. Also the addition of Seth to the pack was great. He really is a cutie! This is also the one where you find out that Jacob has to finally see that Bella is going to be with Edward. Bella explains to Jacob that while she loves him, her love for Edward is greater. It breaks his heart. In the book he takes off but they do not show that in this movie.
The book was released on August 7, 2007 with an initial print run of one million copies,and sold more than 150,000 copies in the first 24 hours alone. Eclipse was the fourth bestselling book of 2008, only behind Twilight, New Moon, and Breaking Dawn. The movie was released on June 30, 2010.

Ok so for me they could have just made Twilight and Breaking Dawn lol Those were my 2 favorites. But, when I read it's like being in the movie anyway so....on to Breaking Dawn! Breaking Dawn was released on August 2, 2008 at midnight release parties in over 4,000 bookstores throughout the US. From its initial print run of 3.7 million copies, over 1.3 million were sold in the US and 20,000 in the UK in the first 24 hours of the book's release, setting a record in first-day sales performance for the Hachette Book Group USA. The first part of the movie was released on November 18, 2011 and the second part set to be released on November 16, 2012. (which is Midnight tonight!!!)
This movie and book is where Bella finally gets her wish to join Edward and the other Cullens in their lives as vampires. Edward and Bella marry and on their honeymoon find out that she is pregnant. It is a fast pregnancy and a very hard pregnancy. When the time comes for the baby to be born Edward has to try and save Bella from dying. In the movie they did a great job in showing the anquish and pain on his face as if this was real. They did a great job acting out these scenes.

I can't wait to see this final installment of the series! I also would like to thank Stephenie Meyers for all her hard work and dedication to us as fans.

as you can see by the pictures we are a Twilight fan family!

Thank you for reading! Again my opinions are my own. I was not compensated for this posting.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Spicy Black Bean Salsa Recipe

This is another Ro*tel Recipe that was sent to me and is great just it is spicy! It's a spicy, colorful salsa made with balck beans, diced tomatoes with green chilies , corn, red onion (which can be left out if you don't like onions) and cilantro.

*1 can ranch style black beans, drained and rinsed (15 oz)
*1 can Ro*tel original diced tomatoes and green chilies, drained
*1/2 cup whole kernel corn, frozen or canned does not matter which
*1/4 cup finely chopped red onion (again you do not have to use this)
*1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (we used the spice shakers though that you can buy at the store much easier)
*1 tbsp lime juice
*1/4 tsp ground cumin
*torilla chips, tacos or burritos optional
(we used it on all for Taco Tuesday)

1. Stir together beans, drained tomatoes, corn, onion, cilantro, lime juice and cumin in medium bowl. cover and refrigerate 30 to allow flavors to blend
2. Serve with tortilla chips, tacos or burritos, if desired

Prep time:15 min
Total time:45 min
Serves:12 servings at 1/4 cup each

This is a great alternative to regular jar salsa. We almost always have Ro*tel in the cupboard. If you want the best chip to just use it as a dip is Tostitos Scoops! You can really get a good amount on each chip for best taste results.

*I was not compensated for this review. All opinions are my own.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Little Tikes Cook and Grow Kitchen Giveaway

Little Tikes Cook 'n Grow Kitchen Giveaway
Sponsored by Little Tikes

You will have an inspiring
little chef with this realistic kid's kitchen playset that grows with
your child.  When this Little Tikes kitchen is opened it is the perfect
height for toddlers.  When the kitchen is compacted it is now the
perfect size for your preschooler to cook your dinner.  There are 50+
accessories included!


• Kitchen has 2 age grade configurations
     1) Kitchen is expanded and the height is just right for toddlers
     2) Compacting the kitchen makes it just right for preschoolers
  • Electronic cooking sounds
  • Hooks for hanging cups
  • Molded in slots to hold plates
  • Oven, refrigerator and microwave doors all open and close
  • Shape-sorting lid for pot helps develop fine motor skills
  • 50+ accessories included
  • Requires 2 "AA" batteries (not included)

Read Coupon Gator Mommy's Little Tikes Cook 'n Grow Kitchen Review.

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One lucky winner will receive a 

Little Tikes Cook 'n Grow Kitchen. 
This giveaway ends Dec. 3, 2012 at 11:59pm EST. 
Open to US residents.
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Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions
are my own and may differ from those of your own. Five Lil Bass In Tow is not
responsible for sponsor prize shipment. 

What is your favorite movie??

I absolutely love movies! We own over 400 dvds and blue rays. Some of my very favorites are
Sweet Home Alabama
A young woman with a Southern background runs away from her husband in Alabama and reinvents herself as a New York socialite.

10 Things I Hate About You
A film inspired by the classic Shakespeare play "The Taming of the Shrew.", set in a modern day high school.

Sound Of music
A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.

A teenage girl risks everything when she falls in love with a vampire.

As a string of mysterious killings grips Seattle, Bella, whose high school graduation is fast approaching, is forced to choose between her love for vampire Edward and her friendship with werewolf Jacob.

Breaking Dawn
The Quileutes close in on expecting parents Edward and Bella, whose unborn child poses a threat to the Wolf Pack and the towns people of Forks.

Hunger Games
Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games, a televised fight to the death in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to compete.

As you can probably see I was not all that thrilled with New Moon. I would love to hear about your favorite movies. Do you have a story to go with it? You never know you may win a DVD from me one day!

The pictures and the "about the movie" comments were taken from Imdb. Thank you for reading and hope to hear from you on what your favorite movie is.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Giveaway for a Superfly Kids cape enter the rafflecopter here!

Hey all my Midwest Mamas Reviews Fans. I had the awesome opportunity to do a review on a Power Cape by SuperFlyKids.com. These capes are SO cute. They are very well made, using Velcro to attach the cape together. Making it easier for little fingers to do versus snaps, and also more safe. The material is 100% polyester making it machine washable on a gentle cycle and you can even iron it(inside only low heat). They can be completely personalized for your child. They also have adult sizes..isn't that just awesome. The embroidery is very well done. These are also made in the USA. It appears it will hold up NICELY. I will definitely be ordering one for my other son, and my niece and nephew. I wanted to get a picture of my son wearing it but unfortunately he has been ill and not feeling up to being a super hero at the time :( however here is a couple pictures:

If you want extra accessories for your little superhero check out these photos

Also you can do something very awesome with your little super hero. Join SOARheadquarters.com and you will enter your super hero into a monthly subscription where they receive real life missions. They also receive

  • Comic Book

  • Trading Card

  • Mission Card

  • Sticker Sheet

  • Mission Book

  • Official Superhero Certificate



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Find them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/PowerCapes 

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Thank you to all my veterans!

My husband Jeff Bass (Navy), My lil brother Kirk Bass (Navy and Army), my brother in law Bryan Bass (Navy), my other brother in law Dewey Ramey (Army), My Father in Law George Bass (Navy) my cousins Mike Beaver and David Mitchel (Navy), our good friends David and Kari Anderson (Marines), my Grandfather Dale Maw and Uncle James Maw. My nephew is on his way to boot camp in like 3 days....my prayers are with him...There are soooo many more that I havent mentioned.... But in order for me to pay my thanks to all of them please post a comment on who your military family or friend is and what branch! I'd love to hear from you.

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