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.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Emmy Rossum Sentimental Journey CD Review

TV Appearances:
•Emmy will performing a track from Sentimental Journey on Access Hollywood Live on January 25th.
•Emmy will also be appearing as a guest on Conan on January 28th, Chelsea Lately on January 29th, and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on February 6th

Sentimental Journey Track Listing:
1.“Sentimental Journey” (Les Brown, Ben Homer, Arthur Green)
2.“The Object Of My Affection” (Pinky Tomlin)
3.“I’m Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover “(Mort Dixon, Harry M. Woods)
4.“These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)” (Eric Maschwitz, Jack Strachey)
5.“(I’ll Be With You) In Apple Blossom Time” (Albert Von Tilzer, Neville Fleeson)
6.“Summer Wind” (Heinz Meier, Johnny Mercer)
7.“Many Tears Ago” (Winfield Scott)
8.“All I Do Is Dream Of You” (Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed)
9.“Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out” (Jimmy Cox)
10.“Autumn Leaves” (Joseph Kosma, Jacques PrĂ©vert)
11.“Things” (Bobby Darin)
12.“Pretty Paper” (Willie Nelson)

Sentimental Journey, releasing on January 29th, is a collection of classic covers that takes us through the American Songbook

•On Sentimental Journey, the multi-talented actress and singer brings her stellar voice to songs popularized by some of the most beloved artists of the last century.
•Emmy's 12-song 'passion project' is an emotional musical journey, with each song representing a month in the year.
•"Each song needed to either lyrically or emotionally reflect the corresponding month," Emmy explained. "Some songs were obvious fits, like Summer Wind for June, and Pretty Paper for December. Others songs were less literal fits. I chose Nobody Knows You (When You're Down and Out) for September because, to me, the plaintive melody and lyric emotionally reflect the cold weather creeping in and the sense of melancholy we can get in the fall months."
•Rossum is also an acclaimed actress who currently stars in the Showtime series Shameless with William H. Macy. She also stars alongside Emma Thompson and Viola Davis in the upcoming feature film Beautiful Creatures, which hits theaters on February 13th.

You can buy this cd on Amazon at:

or through itunes

I loved this cd. She has quite a bit of talent. Our favorite in this house was the last song. Keep Young and Beautiful. I liked that even though it's a new cd and through Warner Brothers there was no screaming and super loud music. It was a definately young adult cd. Perfect for ages 12-18. I can't wait to hear more from Emmy.

*We were not monetarity compensated for this review. We received an advance copy of the cd to review. I participated in this campaign for One2One Network. I received a free copy of the CD to facilitate my review. By posting, I am eligible for incentives. All opinions stated are my own.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Charleston Girl Perfume Review by Myrissa


Charleston native and true Charleston Girl herself, Kelly Gaskins began a quest to create a scent that would appeal to the refined tastes of every Charleston Girl and bring out the fun, fearless southern belle in every woman.

The following is a quote from Charleston Girl designer Kelly Gaskins on the inpiration for the fragrance:
· "The idea for Charleston Girl stemmed while I was living in Johnson City, TN working as a television reporter. I met a ton of people and also traveled extensively. Every time I would tell someone I was from Charleston there was an immediate connection. They would tell me how much they LOVED Charleston and how they couldn’t wait to visit the city again. If it was a male I was talking to they would always note how they loved Charleston Girls and how there was no women like us anywhere else. I can attest this is true. This fascination with Charleston, Charleston women and the allure of the southern lifestyle COUPLED with my love of fragrance sparked my idea for Charleston Girl Perfume. Charleston is the #1 city in the world (according to Conde Nast) for a reason. People love the southern charm of the city and they connect with Charleston Girl for this reason."

Whether a native of Charleston or simply an admirer, lose yourself in the southern charm of the city with Charleston Girl perfume.

Charleston Girl eau de parfum is a sultry, enticing fragrance that opens with a burst of sparkling-fruity top-notes, weaves a delicate and sensuous floral middle and finishes with a soft, amber and sandalwood dry-down. While including ingredients native to Charleston, this luminous fragrance captures the spirit of a true southern belle.

The simple and elegant bottle design is inspired by the graceful and natural beauty that distinguishes Charleston Girls. Adorning the neck of the bottle is a stylish red bow that serves as a subtle and sexy accessory. Charleston Girl, written in beautiful cursive on the bottle adds a touch of sophistication and charm.

1.7 fl. oz. bottle $44.99

Where to buy this great perfume:

South Carolina

1400 Georgia Avenue
North Augusta, SC 29841
(803) 278-7217

Broad Street Market
1011 Broad Street
Camden, SC 29020
(803) 425-8858

316 East Carolina Avenue
Clinton, SC 29325
(864) 833-6591

Donna's House
15 West Rigby Street
Manning, SC 29102
(803) 433-4438

Chucktown Chicks
1317 Theater Drive
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 724-6066

Polly's Fine Jewelry
8150 Rivers Ave. (1/2 mile past Northwoods Mall)
N. Charleston, SC 29406
(843) 797-8543

Polly's Fine Jewelry
2048 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. (at the entrance to Citadel Mall)
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 763-0017

Polly's Fine Jewelry
1492 Hwy 17 North (across from Wando Crossing Shopping Center)
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 884-2447

Great Expectations Gift Shop
555 East Cheves Street (inside McLeod Regional Medical Center)
Florence, SC 29506
(843) 777-2234

Palmetto Gift Shop
2309 US 52 Hwy
Scranton, SC 29591
(843) 389-6369

105 E. Wesmark Blvd
Sumter, SC 29150
(803) 774-5570

Roper Hospital Gift Shop
316 Calhoun St.
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 724-2137

Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital Gift Shop
2095 Henry Tecklenberg Dr.
Charleston, SC 29414
(843) 402-1157

RSF Mt. Pleasant Hospital Gift Shop
3500 Highway 17 North
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466
(843) 606-7555

The Market Shop of Historic Charleston Foundation
Charleston City Market
188 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 724-8484

The Shops of Historic Charleston Foundation
108 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 724-8484

Almost Pink of Sullivans Island
2019 C Middle Street
Sullivans Island, SC 29482
(843) 883-9060

Almost Pink of Spartanburg
251 E Henry St
Spartanburg, SC 29302
(864) 583-202

Almost Pink of Union
719 N. Duncan bypass
Union, SC 29379
(864) 429-4146

Almost Pink of Gaffney
400 Limestone St
Gaffney, SC
(864) 489-1114

Passing Fancy
1580-C Old Trolley Rd
Summerville, SC 29485
(843) 832-9974

Island Adventure Shop at Wild Dunes Resort
5757 Palm Blvd.
Isle of Palms, SC 29451
(888) 778-1874

Monkee's of Daniel Island
186 Seven Farms Drive, Suite E
Daniel Island, SC 29492
(843) 377-8690

3722 Pelham Road
Greenville, SC 29615
(864) 297-5577

Middleton Place Museum Shop
4300 Ashley River Road
Charleston, SC 29414
(843) 266-7471

Markel's Card & Gift Shop
1008-P Fording Island Rd
Bluffton, SC 29910
(843) 815-9500

1000 William Hilton Parkway (J2 Village at Wexford)
Hilton Head, SC 22928
(843) 842-8787

Southern Flair Gifts
213 E. Boyce Street
Manning, SC 29102
(803) 433-4696

Especially For You
1221 Bower Pkwy # 106
Columbia, SC 29212
(803) 227-0106

State House Gift Shop
1100 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 734-2430

Monkey Sea Island Boutique
114 Jungle Rd # G
Edisto Island, SC 29438
(843) 869-1919

Monograms By Gail
2068 1/2 US Hwy. 52
Scranton, SC 29591
(843) 210-3456

Country Girls Gift Shop
308 East Main Street
Andrews, SC 29510
(843) 264-3750

Discover Charleston
5500 International Blvd (inside the Charleston Int'l Airport)
Charleston, SC 29418
(843) 760-2894

The Cabbage Patch
311 North Longstreet Street
Kingstree, SC 29556
(843) 355-8473

Sassy Girl Gifts & Special Things
1019 4th Avenue
Conway, SC 29526
(843) 488-4475

Orient Express Boutique at Charleston Place Hotel
205 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC
(843) 722-4900

This Whole House
106 E. Doty Ave
Summerville, SC 29483
(843) 851-8030

Carolina Girls
1890 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard, Suite 119
Charleston, South Carolina 29407
(843) 763-3006

Carolina Girls
608-F Long Point Road
Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina 29464
(843) 388-9858

Carolina Girls
130 Harvester Lane
Kiawah Island, South Carolina 29455
(843) 768-9858

Island Expressions
162 Seven Farms Drive
Daniel Island, SC 29492
(843) 884-1310

Elizabeth East at The Sanctuary Hotel
1 Sanctuary Beach Drive
Kiawah Island, SC 29455
(800) 576-1570

Simply Your Spa
1901 Ashley River Road
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 556-2878

Vincent's of Freshfields
110 Planted Row Lane
Johns Island, SC 29455
(843) 243-0007

Hometown Bath & Body
1008 Old Hwy 52S
Moncks Corner, SC 29461
(843) 761-3113

Charleston Visitors Center Gift Shop
375 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 724-7174

Classic Charleston Gifts and Gallery
71 South Market
Charleston, SC 29401
(866) 656-8749

Girly Girls Boutique
141 Redbank Road Suite A
Goose Creek, SC 29445
(843) 408-0831

Charleston Collections & Gifts
625 Skylark Dr
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 556-8911


Allyssa Bryn Accessories
9123 Center St
Manassas, VA 20110
(703) 365-0714

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When I wore this perfume to school I had quite a few girls come up and tell me how good I smelled. I got to tell them about Charleston Girl. The smell is not alcohol filled. It has a light and breezy smell. I really enjoyed the compliments and attention I got while wearing. As a 16 year old I am always looking for great name brand perfumes to try. But I think I found the perfect girlie smell for me. Thank you Charleston Girl for allowing me to test out your product. I really liked it.

*This review was done by Myrissa

My 16 year old daughter. All reviews are her own. She was sent 6 sample vials to try. No monetary compensation was given.

The Seeing Double Keurig Giveaway


Seeing Double! Keurig Vue V700 Event

Hosted by Mom To Bed by 8 and Donna’s Deals and More

Brew with a Vue. Keurig has done it again with an entirely new brewing system that gives you more of the tasty beverages you love, exactly the way you want them. Now, you can decide how strong you want your coffee to taste and how hot, no matter how big or small your cup is! From creamy hot chocolate to delicious iced teas and frothy cafe beverages, the Keurig Vue V700 delivers the size, strength, and consistency you love, with every single-serving.

Still deliciously simple. At just the touch of a button, Keurig's revolutionary Custom Brew Technology adjusts water pressure, timing, and airflow to deliver the perfect cup of coffee or tea every time. You'll love the Vue's quiet operation and shortened steep time, as it whips up cafe-quality treats in a matter of minutes. Plus, there's no grinding beans, measuring, or cleanup needed--just add water and enjoy.

Countertop coffee shop. With the Keurig Vue system, you get the single-serve brewer with interactive touchscreen display, 66 Vue packs and a water filtration kit. And, for your convenience, it comes with two 16-oz iced coffee tumblers to get you started right out of the box.

Well, if that isn't the pot calling the Keurig fabulous!

  • Includes Keurig V700 Vue Brewer, 10 Variety Vue packs, 12 travel-sized Breakfast Vue packs, 12 Vue House Blend Vue packs, 16 Donut Shop Vue packs, 16 Celestial Iced Tea Vue packs, two 16-oz tumblers, and a water filter kit
  • Variety pack includes one each of Gloria Jean Hazelnut Coffee, Timothy's Decaf, Tully's French Roast, Celestial Seasoning Southern Sweet Tea, Green Mountain Breakfast Blend travel-sized, Celestial Seasoning Sleepytime, Barista Prima Italian Roast, Cafe Escape Milk Chocolate, GMC Nantucket Blend, and Donut Shop
  • Tumblers: plastic/acrylic construction
  • Colored touchscreen user interface
  • Eight brew sizes: 4 oz, 6 oz, 8 oz, 10 oz, 12 oz, 14 oz, 16 oz, and 18 oz
  • 74-oz water reservoir
  • Brew coffee from 187F to 197F
  • Strength selection for stronger flavor
  • Removable drip tray with adjustable plate
  • Vue packs are #5 recyclable plastic


One winner will receive a Keurig Vue V700 + V-Cups!

Giveaway ends February 7th at 11:59pm, open to US & Canada, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

Special thank you to our co-hosts: Penny Auctions Canada, Homeschooling Mom 4 Two, Simply Sherryl, The Dragyn's Lair, Spend With Pennies, Sparkles and a Stove, Freebie Spot, The Frugal Batavian, Cherished Handmade Treasures, Just Davey and Me, My Four Littles and Funny Postpartum Lady!

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Give Him Some Giveaway

Welcome to the "Give Him Some" Giveaway, hosted by Stay a Stay at Home Mom and co-hosted by Mamal Diane and Mom to Bed by 8.

Wondering what you should get your hubby this Valentine's Day? Well, they say that the key to a man's heart lies in his stomach, so this year, why not give him something unique to eat that he will really love! Here's your chance to tempt his taste-buds with:


(4) Sirloin Buffalo Steaks
(shipped on dry ice, ready to cook or freeze)
Retail Value $28.99



(2) Bags of Jerky - Teriyaki Buffalo
(2) Bags of Jerky - Chicken Hot Wings Style
(2) Bags of Jerky - BBQ Turkey
(2) Bags of Jerky - Peppered Beef
Retail Value ($6 a bag) $48


$50 Amazon.com Gift Code
For anything his heart desires ...




Give him a great treat and make him happy! And tell him to skip the flowers and give you jewelry this year! You deserve it! Don't all men want to hear that??

Wondering about the fabulous company behind the jerky and the buffalo steaks? Well, the company is Jerky Direct, home of the $12 business opportunity. If you are looking for a way to make money at home, check them out. New distributors can get started for less than the cost of a pizza. (and it tastes a whole lot better too!)

More info on the $12 Business Opportunity

Enter to win by filling out the Rafflecopter below. Giveaway runs from Jan 26 at 12:01am to Feb 15 at 11:59PM EST.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Skinny Pop Popcorn Review and Giveaway


Product Features
Dairy Free
Gluten Free
Natural or Organic Ingredients
Wheat Free

All natural popcorn, sunflower oil and salt.
That's all. Nothing more. Nothing less.

This product is
*All natural
*Cholesterol free
*Zero trans fat
*Dairy free
*Peanut free
*Tree nut free
*Gluten free
*Preservative free
*A good source of fiber
And delicious!

Nutritional facts:
Serving size 4 cups
Calories 155
Calories from fat 80
Total fat 10g

My review:

This popcorn did not make it in the door before being opened! My advice is shake the bag before opening for best flavor. This was super good tasting. You did not miss the taste of butter at all. I was impressed that even my teens liked it. We had to run an errand, right after package arrived, so my 16 year old grabbed a bag as we ran out the door. She ate almost the whole bag! We shared a bag with friends who are on a gluten free diet due to health issues and they were soo excited to find a treat that they can eat. It's hard finding treats when you have a certain item you can't eat. I am glad that I was given the opportunity to test this product. It is only 39 calories per cup. Great for watching your calories. I have looked in my area and all the Walgreen stores and one Price Chopper stores carry them.

*I was not monetarily compensated for this review. I was given a case of product to test for my honest opinion. All opinions and views are my own.

Any question feel free to call 888-5popcorn


Winner will receive a case of Skinny Pop Popcorn. Case of popcorn consists of 12 bags.

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Monday, January 21, 2013

Palmolive Fresh Infusions Ginger White Tea Review

Palmolive Fresh Infusions Ginger White Tea

This was hands down the best dish soap I have had the chance to try. We usually use Ajax because of it's antibacterial and degreaser. But I have to say that this was better. The first time I used I thought I needed to pour a lot out on the sponge...I was wrong! You only need a small amount to do a big job. It was even soft enough that I used it to wash a Bottle Pet. It is a soft stuffed animal type bottle holder for babies. The Bottle Pet came out soft and smelling great! I love the color of this dish soap also. It is nice and feminine for the girlie kitchen. The smell was amazing! It was a clean smell that left your hands smelling like you had just put lotion on. If you couldn't tell I was very impressed with this dish soap. I believe I saw that is only costs @$2.50 a bottle and for the little amount that you have to use at each wash this is a great deal. I am very thankful to Influenster and Niki Rayven's Niche for letting me have the privilege of getting to try this product. My advice go buy some!

Just like the best recipes, the freshest scents & elegant simplicity are what inspire us in the kitchen. Taking cues from nature, we created inviting, naturally inspired fragrance blends - and combined them with the sparkling clean you've always trusted from Palmolive® dish liquid. Infuse your kitchen with freshness.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Bottle Pets Review and Giveaway

Have you ever had a plain bottle and wished that there was a way to dress it up? How about wondered if there was a way to keep bottle warm longer? There is a company that has made both of those possible. Bottle Pets,www.bottlepets.net USA and http://www.bottlepets.co.uk/ Canada.

Bottle Pets are stuffed animal baby bottle covers designed by two moms who wanted to make feeding time fun. They fit around most sized baby bottles, insulate the liquid and are machine washable.

There are 6 Bottle Pet animals:
Riley the Rabbit

Drew the Ladybug

Dylan the Optopus

Bailey the Cow

Charlie the Dinosaur

Sammy the Bulldog

Each of these pets have a really cute story to go with them. You can read this story here at http://www.bottlepets.net/products/

These pets run $19.99 each or 2 for $35.98. These are well worth the price!!

The Acme Group, Inc. requires all of our infant/baby products to be thoroughly safety tested at independent facilities and to meet or exceed all applicable safety
standards as defined by regulatory bodies in both the United States and Europe.
The safety tests include, but are not limited to, testing of mechanical and physical properties, flammability, migration of certain elements such as heavy metals and total lead, and a stuffing cleanliness test. The Acme Group, Inc. adheres to safety legislation such as the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (DEHP, DBP, BBP, DINP, DNOP and DIDP) and California
Proposition 65 (DEHP, DBP, BBP, DINP, and DNHP), with special attention to the exclusion of Phthalates and lead from all

All Bottle Pets are machine washable and you can either tumble or air dry. We just washed ours by hand.

Danelle is only 3 months and she loves to watch the ladybug coming her way. When it arrived I really thought this would be a smaller item. I opened the package and it was a big stuffed bottle holder. Soooo cute and soft and plush! My older kids love to feed the baby now. Because of the plushness of the Bottle Pet it keeps her formula warm longer. That is a huge help. I will buy these for baby showers. This is the coolest invention I have seen and used yet. When we took to church this morning we had soo many comments.

There is a velcro piece on the bottom of the pet. You just slip the bottle inside that velcro piece and the nipple comes out the top. We use Playtex VentAire bottle and they even work with having the slant. It also looks like they are going to have new pets soon. I'm excited to find out what pets come next!

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Five Lil Bass In Tow was not monetarily compensated for this review. I received a ladybug Bottle Pet to review. All views and comments are my own.

Melissa and Doug Giveaway




Welcome to the Melissa and Doug Deluxe Kitchen Giveaway and two runner up winners of $50 worth of products sponsored by Melissa and Doug,

Hosted by Plum Crazy About Coupons, Mom to Bed by 8 and Espacularaiesa.

A special thank you to all the participating blogs.