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 24, 2012

blogger opp for Peppa Pig Playhouse

Blogger Opportunity

This giveaway will be from 

12/19/2012  to  1/10/2013

Come and be part of this awesome giveaway!

Fisher-Price Peppa Pig' Peek 'n Surprise Playhouse Playset

Introducing the Fisher-Price Peppa Pig's Peek 'n Surprise Playhouse Playset, new
for fall 2012! Peek 'n Surprise playhouse lets little girls play out Peppa's
everyday adventures with her family, just like on the show!

Fisher-Price Peppa Pig's Peek 'n Surprise Playhouse Playset features:

  • 4 floors of play space including bedroom, living room, kitchen and bathroom
  • Comes with over 18 play pieces including 2 articulated figures - Peppa and
  • Play pieces include lots of little surprises..washing machine flips to
    reveal clean clothes, fridge opens up to reveal food, barbecue flips for
    different meals, bathtub flips to reveal bubbles and more!
  • Pieces store inside house for easy and convenient clean-up

Options to join

*FREE FACEBOOK OR TWITTER with announcement (If no announcement pay $5.00)

*Additional links $1.00 each (optional)

* Host a page $5 fee (Optional)

*Be one of the Host $10.00 (Optional) -Host does not pay any other fee
As I host you will get:
-Will be part of the giveaway without the $2.00 charge
-Name with link of your blog as a host on the post
-Mandatory entry links on the rafflecopter (up tp 4 links)
-Host a page

*The blog that refers more bloggers will get FREE host :) Here is the promotional post!

* Agree to post the giveaway html on the date the event begins and promote at least 3x a week

Please send any Payments:

Paypal melisurveys1978@gmail.com

Any payment received will go to pay for prize that I already purchased and shipping charges

Review of Celebrating Home

Celebrating Home-

The story of Celebrating Home is simple yet significant.

It's about home, heart and heritage. It's about providing the right product along with a shopping, entertaining and decorating experience perfectly suited to every lifestyle. It's about living the life you love, loving what you do for a living, exploring new opportunities and celebrating what's inside of you. It's about forming fast and lasting friendships and belonging to a true family of Designers who care about your success.

It's a new story, yet it has been lovingly shared for over sixty years. True story! We have blended the “the best of the best” in the direct selling industry – Home & Garden Party and Home Interiors & Gifts – to form Celebrating Home and the strongest and single most supportive and empowering career opportunity for women today. We now share the largest family of Designers ever, and we invite you to join us. Together we will create our story.

Visit our Founders' Legacy to learn more about what makes Celebrating Home the company that every woman can believe in and be a part of today!


The items that I received and am posting a review about are:


Silvery metal charms on elastic bands accented with metal and acrylic beads add festive accents to favorite candles. Set includes snowflake, bells and Christmas ornament charms. (candle not included) 1½ x 1¾" Set of 3.

Retail Price Was $12.00
Item: 43180D

right now on a Turkey Dash Deal $2.00

These are sooo cute! They fit perfectly over the bigger candles or because the elastic bands can be pulled shorter they fit around regular candles also. These can be used in dressy decoration setting or even in an everyday setting to dress up any candle.

The 2nd item I received was a package of wrapping paper


Retail Price Was $5.00

Item: 53020D

There are not a lot of these left. But some of the papers were reversable. I thought this was a neat idea. I was able to pick and choose which side to use. This paper was very sturdy. I was very impressed. Most wrapping papers you can accidently stick your fingers through or the scissors make these funny marks because it is soo flimsy. This paper was the best I've used.

The last item I received was my ultimate favorite!
I received the Berry Colored stoneware Roaster.
Fluting and subtle embossing mean that this berry colored stoneware roaster looks as good serving your meals as cooking them. The generous size is styled to serve all of your family pot luck supper needs (lid not included). Oven, microwave and dishwasher safe. Holds 5 quarts. 16 x 10½ x 7¼"Retail Price Was $75.00
On Sale for $12.00 Great Christmas, Wedding gifts!

The first thing we made in this was tator tot cassarole. This may look like a small roaster but trust me at 8 people eating it was bigger than we thought. I was also worried about the idea that this is deeper than my normal cassarole dishes. But I was pleasantly suprised when it was hot all the way through. Also because it is stoneware it kept the food hot for a long time after our meal. It was super easy to clean. It says it is dishwasher safe, I did not put it in the dishwasher, we washed it by hand. I'm thinking that this item is now sold out but they have plenty of neat items like this for cooking that would be a great addition to your dishes.

I also want to thank Rhonda Rubio for being a great Celebrating Home rep. who is going to also have a giveaway for us in the very near future! If you have any Celebrating Home questions or would like to purchase some of their products feel free to contact her. Her at http://www.facebook.com/rhonda.rubio

*I was not in any way monitarily compensated for this review. All ideas and comments were my own.

Welcome to the New Years Drink Station Giveaway

Welcome to the New Years Drink Station Giveaway!

Hosted by
Jenn's Blah Blah Blog & Pink Ninja Media
Simply Shawn & Jenn, Pink Ninja Blogger, Moms Vacation Spots, and Happy Home and Family.

Giveaway Details:

One Lucky person will win a Nostalgia Frozen Beverage Station!

This all-in-one frozen drink machine will make perfect slush drinks, margaritas, daiquiris, smoothies and more every time! Perfect for your New Years Eve Bash! The two ice shaving options allow you to choose a fine or coarse shaved ice texture. Making one or multiple servings is easy, with the serving sizes indicated right on the pitcher. Use the included recipes to make delicious drinks, or create your own. With the Frozen Beverage Station, making refreshing icy drinks is fun and easy!

Giveaway will begin on November 25, 2012 12:01am EST and run until December 23, 2012 11:59pm EST. Giveaway is open to US residents only and you must be 18 years or older to enter. Good Luck!

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Vibe 6-in-1 Solar-Powered Educational Robotic Kit with 6 Models!


great deal ot $4.99 plus shipping!!

Friday, November 23, 2012

$100 Amazon giveaway!

The holiday shopping season is here and I am sure everyone is excited! I know I am. This is my favorite time of the year.

Happy Home and Family has teamed up with a group of the most amazing bloggers around to bring you this great giveaway to help you out with your holiday expenses!!

One lucky reader will be winning a $100 Amazon Gift Card!

Special thanks to our co hosts - Capri's Coupons, My Mushings, Mum Writes , SaMie Designs and Din's Fashion

Giveaway details:

  • One lucky reader will be winning a $100 Amazon Gift Code ( or $100 cash through PayPal )
  • Giveaway is open worldwide
  • The giveaway will run from November 25- December 15
Just enter the rafflecopter below. Good luck everyone!!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Special Black Friday Deals Online!

List of different place with Black Friday deals:

1. We're kicking off BlackFriday early on www.polar-pillow.com...
Get 15% off the award-winning, high-performance cooling pillow by using code "BLACKFRIDAY" at checkout.

2.Destination XL at www.destinationxl.com has a bunch of buy one get one free going on. This store is for the bigger men on your list.

3.WWW.Fredricks.com is 30% off site wide and free shipping no matter the size They have some great bras that last forever!

4.Until tomorrow at noon 30% off everything at www.gymboree.com Online now through Nov 23rd at 3pm in store open till noon. Then all weekend long 25% off from Friday at 3pm online, in stores after noon on Friday!


check them out at www.bathandbodyworks.com

6. Shopko has some good door busters also check them out at www.shopko.com

7.Amazon has amazing deals on dvd's right now! Up to 68% off! Check them out at www.amazon.com

8.Visit www.beautysage.com for 20% off entire store just type THANKS as your discount code

9.All tees are $10 at www.hottopic.com also if you spend $30 you get $15 Hot Cash...Free shipping with every $30 purchase


11.www.jcpenney.com free shipping on all orders no minimum and no codes to enter

12.www.oldnavy.com 30% off today ONLY enter TURKEYDAY at checkout

13.Novemer 22-24th free shipping on order of $35 or more at Hobby Lobby. www.hobbylobby.com

If you know of anymore please share so we can all get great deals on the things we need and want. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Review for Disney Cars die cast vehicles

My youngest son is fully into Disney Cars. He loves them all McQueen, Doc Hudson, DJ, Wingo, Sally and Mater! He has all the die cast cars, a shake and go vehicle and the flash light car.
I have to say that the die cast vehicles were made to last! My son crashes them together at full speed, he throws them around outside and chases the girls Bratz everywhere. There are no knicks in the paint or fading from being outside. These cars are made to last. If they can withstand the beating my son gives them then they are basically indestructable. I do not mind paying the higher price for these cars as I know that they are worth it and will last.
Toys R Us carries them for $4.19
Lightening McQueen


If you want a toy that is going to last my recommendation for your son would be to buy him these. As long as he is over age 3. Otherwise here is the warning label:
Choking hazard small parts. Not made for children under 3.

All your favorite characters from the Disney Pixar film, Cars 2, in 1:55th scale. With authentic styling and details, these die cast characters are perfect for recreating all the great scenes from the movie.

Family Traditions

Does your family have any special traditions? Do you eat something non traditional?

Thanksgiving is usually spent at my in laws. We are quite the bunch, let me tell ya! We have 10 kids running around, 4 couples, 5 dogs and 1 great grandma. Yes we have a very full house. This year we are going to start a tradition of an ornament exchange. We will all buy an ornament and wrap it. Then whoever brought an ornament can pick a number to get a new ornament from the pile of ones brought. All our kids are very excited and looking forward to this. Usually after dinner we all chat or play games for awhile, then put kids to bed and off to shop. Last year was my first ever black Friday, it was crazy! But we had fun getting the things we needed. I stood in line with our 4 year old and my husband and oldest daughter went and found all our goodies.

For Christmas we do Christmas Eve at my moms in Nebraska. Again 10 kids running around, but only 2 couples and my mom. We always have waffles that morning. That is our major tradition. My mom makes great waffles! Then we usually visit for awhile maybe even get kids ready for a nap and then off to open gifts. My mom gets everyone stockings and stuffs them full. The bad thing is when we have to leave that night and come home.
Every year we buy our kids an ornament. I do this so that when they go off to school or get married and have a place of their own, they will have a started tree. When the kids were little I bought them pj's every year and it was the first thing they opened. That way they could go change and finish opening all their gifts. Another tradition we have started a couple years back is that they all pick out their own wrapping. I do not buy labels. I wrap all their gifts in their specific paper. It also helps the younger kids who like to play Santa, and hand out gifts. They don't have to read just pick the right wrapping.
It has been fun sitting here and thinking about the different things that we do every year. I love making traditions for my kids and hope that they might take some of them with them when they start a family....
I really would like to hear about yours. You might even share something that one of us would like to try.

Smokin' Hot $700 Shopilly Holiday Cash Giveaway

Smokin' Hot $700 Shopilly Holiday Cash Giveaway

Shopilly makes shopping a pleasure.

Welcome to the Smokin' Hot $700 Shopilly Giveaway sponsored byLike a Bump on a Blog, with considerable help from the lovely Lexie Lane at VoiceBoks and Bridget at Giveaway Promote. Enjoy the post provided by our generous sponsor, Shopilly, to learn more about them, and then enter via our Rafflecopter entry at the end.

It’s a cold Sunday night, and I’m huddled on my couch, flipping through never-ending channels on TV. I think I get about 400 channels, and it can be overwhelming to decide what to watch DWTS, Idol, The Voice? Luckily, my trusty DVR puts all the shows I like -- and only those shows -- in one place, where they wait patiently for me to catch up on them.

What your Shopilly Dashboard looks like

Email is a little like TV. Every day I get tons of emails from my favorite brands, retailers and flash sites. I love getting all of that information and having so many choices, but my inbox is getting a little out of control. It's nearly impossible to sort through the clutter to find emails I really care about, and I have to select and delete almost all of the marketing emails, always wondering whether I should opt out or stick around to see if something actually relevant lands in my inbox.

But I've discovered that now there's a DVR for email! It’s called Shopilly. By signing up for a free account, I can ask Shopilly to automatically pull all of the marketing emails from my email inbox and put them in a fun "visual inbox" in my Shopilly account, where I can review them when I’m ready. My inbox is totally clean; it’s like a breath of fresh air. And when the time is right for me to check out my latest offers, they’re neatly collected for me at Shopilly.

Shopilly is organizing my email inbox for me, and that’s great. But it’s more than that. On Shopilly, I can also opt in to view offers from other brands I wouldn't have discovered otherwise. The way they’re presented makes it really easy to check out all of my options and to add or remove offers from my window shop. It’s like visiting my own personalized shopping mall right from the comfort of my couch.

Now, where did I put that remote control?

Improve your shopping life at Shopilly today and tell us what you think at contact@shopilly.com.


If you're ready to enter the giveaway and make your holiday shopping even sweeter, you may do so below now (All entries must be completed to be eligible)!

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If you missed the last post, read it here: Islands of Adventure and City Walk

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Starbucks 12 Days of Christmas Deals!!

Exciting days ahead at Starbucks! Check out the Starbucks 12 Days of Christmas for 2012. Here are the deals starting on December 1st!

The Starbucks 12 Days of Gifting will be from December 1st thru 12th!

December 1st:
Buy any Tumbler or Mug and get a FREE Grande Beverage

December 2nd:
BOGO Starbucks VIA Ready Brew 12 pack & BOGO Tazo Tea Tin

December 3rd:Buy the featured Brewed Coffee Tumbler and get FREE COFFEE ALL JANUARY

December 4th: Get a Stainless Steel Tumbler for $9.95 and Get any 1LB Christmas Blend and a Red Stainless Tumbler for only $19.95 (this would regularly cost $30!)

December 5th: Get a Red, Blue, or Gold acrylic tumbler for $5.95

December 6th: Buy a Merry Moments Cocoa Gift Set for $12.95

December 7th: Buy any 1 LB or Christmas Blend Coffee or K Cup 12 pk for $9.95! Buy a Starbucks VIA Christmas Blend 12 pack for $7.95 and buy one Christmas Verismo Pod Pack for $8.95

December 8th: Buy a 16 oz Cold Cup Filled with Frappuccino inspired flavored chocolates for $10.95.

December 9th: Buy a Starbucks 12 oz Red Cup Collection Mug for $3.95.

December 10th: Save 30% on gift packs

December 11th: Save 40% off on Cold Cups and Cold Cup Straws

December 12th: Save 40% on a Cranberry Bliss Bar Tray

Free greeting card at Treat 11/19-11/20

Is there is special person in your life?
Do you tell them enough how special they are??

If not here is the way! Today Monday 11/19 and Tuesday 11/20 Treat is letting you make cards for free. This company is awesome! I have used them a couple times before and they make great cards. Check out the picture. They also will put them in a nice card envelope and send them all for free for these 2 days ONLY. Ok so run, don't walk, on over to this website and make a card to let those people important in your life know just how important they really are!


When you check out you need to enter into the box for specials or coupon codes:
That way your card will be completely free!

Here is one of the cards we got for free! It is my Father's Day card from this year.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Being thankful

As we are headed into the time of the year that we all start thinking about things we are thankful for, I just wanted to write down my list. Do you have a list of things you are thankful for? The more we focus on the things we are thankful for the less we are going to focus on the things we don't have. Here is my list and it grows everyday.

1. I am thankful for my 5 children, we weren't sure we were going to able to have them

2. I am thankful for modern medicine

3. I am thankful for my church and family we have there

4. I am thankful for my husband who loves us and takes care of us

5. I am thankful for my husbands new job

6. I am thankful for grandma who without her I would be grandparentless

7. I am thankful for grandma's hollering all day because if she is hollering she is alive

8. I am thankful for my mom who raised me all by herself

9. I am thankful for my sister and best friend..we sure didn't get along as kids but now it is terribly hard for me to live away from her in a different state

10. I am thankful for my 18 neices and nephews. I love them all like they were my own

11. I am thankful for my brother in law who I feel is more of my real brother than a in law

12. I am thankful for our vehicle and that it is a running piece of machinery

13. I am thankful for the computer which allows me to keep in touch with people I would otherwise not be able to talk with all the time

14. I am thankful for my puppy sophia

15. I am thankful for all the people who have been mean, hateful and all out horrible to me without you I would not be who I am today

16. I am thankful for the knowledge that Heaven is out there for me when I pass away and I will get to see my deceased family again

17. I am thankful for the roof over my head that has been provided for me

18. I am thankful for Jesus dying on the cross for my sins

19. I am thankful for freedom of speech

20. I am thankful for this blog and all my followers who make every day a joy and a special thing for me to do!

There are sooo many more things for me to add. I think I am going to try to add items everyday!

21. I am thankful for all the bloggers out there who have helped me get this blog and pages off the ground you all made this possible!

22. I am so thankful for my "new" found friend! She has been around awhile but we have just now become soooo close! I had a blast at the movies! "What the heck"!?

23. I am thankful for starbucks even though they are high in calorie they have an awesome drink!! lol

Lindt Chocolate Giveaway

Lindt Chocolate Christmas Mini Figures Giveaway

Midwest Mamas Reviews was lucky enough to get to do a review for Lindt Chocolate through Melissa Cardenas. You can see my review HERE.

Melissa was gracious enough to also sponsor a giveaway for all you great fans. :) Be sure to check everyday for new entry opportunities.

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Giveaway for a Hidden Treasure Candle

Welcome to the Hidden Treasure Giveaway!

Hosted by,

Jenn's Blah Blah Blog & Pink Ninja Media.

Co-Hosts, Giveaway Bandit, Pink Ninja Blogger, Simply Shawn & Jenn, and Moms Vacation Spots

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About the Giveaway

  • Five Winners will received TWO Hidden Treasure Candles Each! Like always, winner chooses their candles, so head on over to Hidden Treasure Candles and check out
    their fabulous scents.
  • Event runs from 11/20/2012 at 12:01am EST until 12/20/2012 at 11:59pm EST
  • To enter use the Rafflecopter form below, must be 18 years of age.
  • Giveaway is open to US

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