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, January 19, 2013

Infantinio Go Gaga Twist and Fold Gym Giveaway

Baby will twist and shout for this new take on a classic design. Our super soft activity gym is filled with fun features and plush play pals. It’s the perfect take-along for big adventures or for turning little spaces into big fun!

I have to say this is one of the best play mats I have ever owned. It's full of vibrant colors, 

patterns and fun little toys to keep baby entertained. 

The blanket is very plush! Some play mats have very thin blanketing which can be very uncomfortable for baby especially if you have wood floors. The Infantino Go Gaga Deluxe Twist & Fold play mat is perfect for hard wood floors. 

There are six items included to keep baby entertained. A mobile that plays music when you wind it, a lion, giraffe,monkey, tummy time pillow and a mirror so your little one can look at themselves. 

Infantino didn't name it twist & fold for a reason. It very easy to fold in two steps and store away just 

by twisting the orange tab on top and pull and wala! It's as easy as that!

I love that the Infantino Go Gaga Twist & Fold Gym can grow with your baby!

From Birth up you can use it as an overhead discovery then tummy time and when your child it old enough to sit on their own it becomes a sit & play mat!

I would highly recommend this to a family and friend!

Wait there is more!! I'm giving one away to one of my luck readers!!!

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Coddlelife Giveaway

Parents these days are more and more concerned with what they put in their baby's mouth. I get it, I am a mom and would never want harmful toxins going into my baby. 

Coddlelife makes a range of feeding products specifically designed to keep your baby safe from toxins, reduction of colic, burping, spitting up, ear infections and our favorite..Gas. Coddlelife bottles have a unique venting nipple system designed to prevent all those things listed that can make your baby fussy.

The Coddlelife bottles are designed to be longer and encourages a baby's lips to flange widely . It enables a wide open latch to prevent nipple confusions. 

Another bottle that I love that they make is the same process but it's a glass bottle. 

The glass is ink free which makes it safe for baby to use. It's non-toxic, BPA, PVC, Lead & 

Phthalates free and made of FDA approved food grade silicone.

You can also purchase silicone covers for the glass bottles to protect from breakage

We tested these bottles on a 2 week old baby who is strictly breastfed. She had no problem at all taking from the bottle. There was no confusion and her colic seemed to have settled down. The bottles are made very well with no leakage and does the job they were intended to do.

All bottles are Microwave, Sterilizer and dishwasher safe. I love to use the Coddlelife 

Bloem Drying rack after hand washing my bottles. Saves energy!

What's even better! 

I would recommend these to friends and family.

Want to win A BPA Free Bottle & the drying rack!

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Kiss Nail Dress Review

Perfect for natural nails! 28 Nail Strips in each pack - Fits all nails and lasts up to a week. Goes on in minutes, off in seconds without remover. Cut up your leftover strips and use them as nail art.

These are a really great invention. I however wear acrylic nails so they did not stay long. One of my girls used them without acrylics and they lasted about 10 days. Very easy to use.

On in minutes, off in seconds without remover.

Lasts up to 10 days
Ultimate nail fashion for tips and toes
Fits all nails
Includes: 28 strips in 14 sizes, design booklet and file.

See back of package for illustrated directions. Prep your nail:
Clean nails with alcohol or polish remover
File and smooth nails
How to apply:
Select size that fits your nail
Apply near, not on cuticle and smooth away from center
Fold down over edge and file excess
For nails use rounded side of strip at cuticle. For Toes use square side of strip at cuticle * To remove peel off slowly.

I received these to test and review through Influenster. It is a great company. Check them out through the link on my blogs left side.

American Girl Giveaway

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We are happy to bring you this great giveaway.

The American Girl Doll giveaway.

Jan 20 to Feb. 19, 2013

We will have two winners.

Winner number one will get:

Doll + Starter Collection.  

Winner gets to choose skin color, hair color and eye color.  

Value $120.

Winner number two will get:

One American Girl Doll with the box.  

Winner gets to choose which doll they want.

Value $105.

Winners will need to choose their prizes from American Girl Doll website.

Winner can not change prize for any other American Girl Product.

To be part of this giveaway you need to be 18 years or older.

This giveaway is only for US residents.

To gain entries to win, fill out the form below. 

All entries are optional.

Good luck! 

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Quaker Real Medley Oatmeal-Cherry Pistachio Review

Product features:

Made with wholesome multi-grains and loaded with whole, sun-ripened cherries, delicately roasted almonds, and tasty pistachios

Convenient, on the go cup ready in minutes

9 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber

Also comes in Apple Walnut and Summer Berry

You’ve never seen oatmeal like this. Packed with wholesome multi-grains and chunks of real fruit and nuts – whole, sun-ripened cherries, roasted almonds, and tasty pistachios, Quaker Real Medleys Cherry Pistachio Oatmeal+ is an oatmeal experience beyond your expectations. It comes in a convenient, portable package so you can eat it anywhere! Just add water and microwave. No mess, no bowl to clean up.

This oatmeal was so great tasting! I will definately buy in the future. I would love to buy the other flavors though as to see what else this company has to offer. But with the Quaker name I know they are all from a very reputable company. The nuts and cherries added great flavor. I highly recommend this product!
This is also great for people who are on the run or have children who need a quick afternoon snack.

Thank you Influenster for giving me the opportunity to try this product. You can check out this great company the link is on this blog to the left. Thank you for reading. All comments and ideas were my own.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Shades of Grey by Andy Holloman Orangeberry book tours review

Shades of Grey by Andy Holloman

How far would you go to save your child's life? Could you break the law? What if your travel business was suddenly in danger of going under because of 9/11? A single father decides to partner up with woman from the opposite side of the tracks. Can their partnership deliver the cash they BOTH desperately need? Could they fall in love? And will they survive to see the Summer of 2002?
In the Fall of 2001, John’s life has fallen off a cliff. His six- year-old daughter, Lucy, needs a kidney transplant and his Durham, NC travel agency has been wrecked by the events of 9/11. He must find a way to secure a large amount of money quickly in order to pay for Lucy’s surgery. He’s been in tight places before but he’s currently out of solutions.

Wanda, a client of John’s travel agency, has had her livelihood hit hard by 9/11 also. She can no longer transport cocaine via airline flights due to increase airport security. Like John, she is a single parent and has wanted to get out of her line of work for several years. She needs more money to allow her and daughter Tonya, to move from Durham to California and break free of her boss, Jamel.

John and Wanda form a partnership around a plan to smuggle cocaine via cruise ships. His industry knowledge and connections would remove the transportation risks and she could handle the distribution and selling once they brought the drugs back to Durham.

Despite being nearly killed on their first run, it worked. Wanda coaxes John into another trip while Jamel is becoming suspicious of Wanda. John’s half-brother Travis, a Durham police detective battling his own demons, can’t connect the dots between John and Wanda . He continues to line his pocket with ill-gotten gains. Lucy and John are the most important people in his life and he would gladly provide them with financial help, if only John would ask.

How far should a father go to save his child? Can a man and woman from completely different worlds help each other? Could they fall in love? And which one of these people will live to see the summer of 2002? Find the answers in Shades of Gray, a debut novel by Andy Holloman.

(Combine “Breaking Bad” and “Cops” with a disturbing, dark remake of “The Love Boat” and you have all the flavors of SHADES OF GRAY)
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What a great first! Shades of Gray is Any Holloman’s debut novel, way to go. I had such an easy time reading this book, the characters were well thought of and planned and very relatable. I though the characters were very believable which always make a story easy to read. John Manning is like most fathers he would do anything for his daughter Lucy and when certain events happen that he cannot control, he makes some desperate decisions. This is definitely a story of love and loss and desperation. His wife leaves, his business is going under his insurance is cancelled and worst of all the wellbeing of his daughter. She needs a kidney transplant and he needs money so he team up with Wanda. Cocaine and murder all in the mix. The things these parents do for their children wouldn’t you? This book will keep you on your toes, lost of twists. There were points I could not put it down until I found out what happens next. It really gets you to thinking about what you would do if you were in John and Wanda’s shoes and how far you would go to get what you needed for the protection and health of your loved ones. I would recommend this book to any parents especially if you’re the thriller-suspense type. This is a sad story, don’t go into it thinking its fun and games, you can really feel Johns pain and anguish. If you would like to learn more about the author please visit his website at: http://andyholloman.com/Or you can visit Amazon.com and download his book for kindle. I was given this book to review by OrangeBerry Book Tours, all options’ are my own.Andy Holloman - Novel - "Shades of Gray"

you can also buy this novel at Amazon:

This review is being hosted by my co-blogger Nicole Bass.
All views and opinions were he own.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Nursing Mommy Giveaway

Welcome to the My Four Littles Nursing Mommy Giveaway Event!

Hosted by: My Four Littles

Welcome to the My Four Littles Nursing Mommy Giveaway!

I'm really excited to bring your this great set of prizes perfect for any nursing mommy. Make sure to check out all of our sponsors as well as the other bloggers helping me promote. Without all of them, this wouldn't be possible. Check out the sponsors and cohosts below and fill out the Rafflecopter entry form for your chance to win one of these great prizes! Thanks for visiting us!

Thank you to my awesome co-hosts Everything MommyhoodStay A Stay At Home MomNatural HairLatinaMommy’s Craft ObsessionAll In A Day’s WorkZephyr Hill BlogAn Ordinary Housewife, and Tots and Me for helping promote and a big thank you to all of our great sponsors for these awesome prizes.

List of Prizes

Peek Away Nursing Kit 

Preggie Pops Prize Pack (3 win)

Funny Face Cranberries Prize Pack

Majamas Nursing Bra

Milk Bands Nursing Bracelet

Kissed by the Moon $20 Gift Card

Udder Covers Nursing Cover

Sophie the Giraffe Teether 

Teething Bling Gift Set

Halo SwaddleChange

Please read the terms and conditions of this giveaway.

US Only. Ages eighteen and up. Bloggers are not responsible for sponsor prize fulfillment.

Thank you for entering and good luck!

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Monday, January 14, 2013

Untimed- Orangeberry Book Tour Review

Untimed is an action-packed time travel novel by Andy Gavin, author of The Darkening Dream and creator of Crash Bandicoot and Jak & Daxter.

Charlie’s the kind of boy that no one notices. Hell, his own mother can’t remember his name. So when a mysterious clockwork man tries to kill him in modern day Philadelphia, and they tumble through a hole into 1725 London, Charlie realizes even the laws of time don’t take him seriously. Still, this isn’t all bad. Who needs school when you can learn about history first hand, like from Ben Franklin himself. And there’s this girl… Yvaine… another time traveler. All good. Except for the rules: boys only travel into the past and girls only into the future. And the baggage: Yvaine’s got a baby boy and more than her share of ex-boyfriends. Still, even if they screw up history — like accidentally let the founding father be killed — they can just time travel and fix it, right? But the future they return to is nothing like Charlie remembers. To set things right, he and his scrappy new girlfriend will have to race across the centuries, battling murderous machines from the future, jealous lovers, reluctant parents, and time itself.

$5.99 Kindle edition
$24 for Hardcover
$14.99 for Paperback

Connect with Andy Gavin on Facebook and Twitter
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andygavin
Twitter: https://twitter.com/michaeldadich

Who is Andy Gavin?

Andy Gavin is a serial creative, polymath, novelist, entrepreneur, computer programmer, author, foodie, and video game creator. He co-founded video game developer Naughty Dog and co-created Crash Bandicoot and Jak & Daxter. He started numerous companies, has been lead programmer on video games that have sold more than forty million copies, and has written two novels.

If you are into books about time travel this is a good book for you. I love time travel book with a twist of romance so this was right up my alley. Check out the book!

Simply Southern Couponers Loaded Coupon Binder Giveaway

Simply Southern Couponers Loaded Coupon Binder Giveaway

Are you new to coupons or a in need of a bigger coupon binder? If so, here is your chance to win a fully loaded coupon binder with $100 in coupons plus a $25 Gift Certificate to Insert Insanity to help get you started.

About Coupon Binder:

3-ring zipper binder with 2-inch O-rings

5-color tabbed removable expanding file

File's back panel flap becomes extra pocket

Built-in handle and shoulder strap

Unique angled zipper design for easy opening and closing

One lucky winner will receive a Red 3-ring zipper binder, divider tabs, coupon pocket pages, calculator, pens, highlighters, scissors, pen/pencil binder pouch, 1-2 page How To Use Coupons from Simply Southern Couponers, $100 worth of coupons, plus a $25 gift certificate to Insert Insanity.

Event Details:

January 15, 2013-January 31, 2013

Open to US only

Must be 18 years of age or older

To enter simply complete the Rafflecopter form below.

Good Luck!

A special thanks to Insert Insanity for providing gift certificate, to my Co-hosts and also to a great group of blogger friends for helping Simply Southern Couponers promote The Loaded Coupon Binder Giveaway.

 Please be sure to visit them all!!!

Disclaimer: Five Lil Bass In Tow is not responsible for the awarding of the prize. Simply Southern Couponers is responsible for coupon binder prize shipment. Other sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment. I did not receive any compensation for this giveaway. This giveaway is no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.

Wow a loaded coupon binder?? Isn't that every moms dream!?

Hidden Hills Getaway

Welcome to Palawan's Hidden Hills Getaway Giveaway which is hosted by The Travel Bug and in cooperation with What’s Up  |  Henry’s Mom Blogs  |  My Own Travels  |  Sporadic Thoughts  |  It’s My Party  |  Home Is Where The Heart Is  |  Red Lips and Pinky Toes  |  The Bunny’s Review  |  Boracay Resorts Bookings

You can enjoy this free accommodation and relax in the tranquility of Palawan when you win in this amazing getaway sponsored by the generous owner of Hidden Hills Private Resort. The whole prize will total to $400 excluding transportation and yours free when you win the amazing getaway prize!

Hidden Hills is your exotic vacation home in the Philippines, situated in Puerto Princesa, Palawan. The exclusive villa is a lovely rustic chalet which sits on top of the hill with an additional loft built downhill to accommodate additional guests.

The whole villa is a masterpiece and truly a place to enjoy a quiet time, to de-stress and marvel at Mother Nature's best! To get more info about the property and view the gallery, please visit: http://www.flipkey.com/puerto-princesa-villa-rentals/p132853/

The Prize:

1 winner will be chosen to avail the 2 nights/3 days free accommodation. The prize is for 2 persons in one accommodation.

Prize includes:

  • Accommodations : Exclusive use of the entire property 
  • Welcome Drinks 
  • Welcome Pack / Fruit Basket 
  • Daily Freshly Picked Flowers From the Garden FREE 
  • Unlimited Coffee or Tea&nbsp
  • Mineral Drinking Water 
  • Eat-All-U-Can Fruits & Veggies in season whatever grows in the farm FREE!!! 
  • Cutleries & beddings / towels/ flip-flops / rain boots / beach mats provided for use 
  • ONE BOTTLE OF WINE (Seasonal Welcome Compliments) 
  • Cleaning services (daily) 
  • Cooking Assistance

NOT INCLUDED: Transport. The winner will shoulder his/her plane/boat/land fare and visa for a foreigner winner must be the sole responsibility of the winner.

Important notes:

  • The dates chosen by the winner will have to be discussed with the owner of the Hidden Hills for the availability.
  • The prize is NOT convertible to cash and is valid for a year upon winning
  • The winner is responsible for his/her plane/boat fare, if applicable. Visa formalities, if required, will be the sole responsibility of the winner.

This will run from 15 January to 15 February 2013 (12:00 a.m. Dubai, UAE local time or +4 GMT and close at 11:59 p.m.), and a single winner will be chosen via rafflecopter.com after all the entries have been verified.
This giveaway is open WORLD WIDE.

Join now and next thing you know, you may just find yourself relaxing in Hidden Hills!


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The prize will be awarded by the owner of Hidden Hills as soon as the entries are verified.

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Value $ 48.00

This giveaway will be from:

Jan 15 to Feb. 14, 2013

US Only

18+ years or older.

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Five Lil Bass In Tow is not responsible for prize mailing. Coach is a wonderful brand of purse. Holds up better than most!

Luxurious Bamboo Sheet Set Giveaway!

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Welcome to the Luxurious Bamboo Sheet Set Giveaway!

Hosted by,

Pink Ninja Media, Jenn's Blah Blah Blog, and Happy Home and Family!

Co-hosts - Pink Ninja Blogger, Simply Shawn & Jenn, and Moms Vacation Spots!

There's nothing better than a good nights sleep in some comfortable soft sheets! If you're someone who enjoys soft sheets, if you haven't experiences the Luxurious Bamboo Sheets you haven't experienced soft!

About the Prize:

One lucky person will win a set up Cozy Sheets Luxurious Bamboo Sheets valued at $239-99 - $299.99 depending on the size needed. These Bamboo Sheets are the softest and highest quality bamboo bed sheets on the market. They are premium 100% bamboo sheets and made from the finest materials. If you haven't tried Bamboo Sheets you haven't experienced soft.

  • Sheets are 100% viscose from Bamboo Fabric, softer than egyptian cotton
  • Durable and Machine Washable
  • Earth-Friendly - made with 100% sustainable bamboo and silk.
  • Hand-crafted, the weave processes used to make the sheets makes them the softest sheets you'll find.
  • Temperature Regulation - Respond to your own body temperature. The perfect sheets for shot and cold sleepers.
  • White color - The Bamboo Fabric doesn't turn yellow or gray, it stays white over time.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Moisture Wicking - Bamboo naturally wicks moisture away from the body, which reduces humidity and causes sleepers to sleep better by not being too hot or cold.
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Inhospitable to bed bugs, dust mites, and other harmful microbes.
  • Anti-bacterial, and anti fungal, as well as anti-mold.
Giveaway Details
  • Giveaway will run from January 16, 2012 at 12:01 EST until February 16, 2012 at 11:59pm EST.
  • Must be 18 + to enter.
  • Winner can choose size of sheets needed for their bed.
  • Set will include - Fitted sheet, Top Sheet, and 2 Pillow Cases. Twin and Queen come with standard size pillow case, Kind and Cali King come with King Size Pillow Case.
  • Open to US and Canada residents only.
  • Use the Rafflecopter to enter

One lucky winner will receive a set of amazing Luxurious Bamboo Sheets Valued up to $299.99!

Good Luck!

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Disclose: This blog was not compensated for this event, nor are they responsible for shipment of prize. All opinions are 100% my own. This event is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Google, or Pinterest. We hereby release them of any liability. For more information email Jenn at info@PinkNinjaMedia.com.

Would love to have a set of these to sleep on...Five Lil Bass In Tow is not responsible for the mailing of prize.

Belvita Nutritious Breakfast Biscuits Review

Why Breakfast Matters:

Studies now show that breakfast eaters may enjoy a number of advantages like improved nutrition in their overall diet, improved concentration during the morning, and a positive impact on managing body weight. Despite these advantages, 20% of Americans report skipping breakfast regularly. That’s where we come in. belVita Breakfast Biscuits are specifically portioned in convenient, individual packs to help you grab a breakfast option no matter what the morning brings.

The Nutrition

Each individual package of 4 biscuits is portioned for part of a balanced breakfast. A 50 gram serving contains 18–20 grams of whole grain carbohydrates, 3 grams of dietary fiber, 3–4 grams of protein, and a good source of four B vitamins and iron. belVita Breakfast Biscuits also contain no high-fructose corn syrup, no partially hydrogenated oils (0 grams of trans fat per labeled serving), and no artificial flavors or sweeteners.

Flavors that Belvita has:
Golden Oat
Apple Cinnamon
Cinnamon Brown Sugar
and Chocolate

My review
We got to try the blueberry and I want to tell you that the flavor in these was amazing! I really thought that a healthy snack was gonna taste that way...healthy! But this tasted more like a sweet treat! Even Whitnee, my 8 year old, loved this! This was a great way to start the morning! After eating this my husband said "we need to get more of these". Thank you Belvita and Cravebox for letting us get to try these wonderful breakfast biscuits!

check out www.cravebox.com to see what kind of treats you can get in their monthly boxes. They cost between $11-16 each a month and you don't have to buy them every month you can pick and choose.