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, March 16, 2013

Safety Tat Review and Giveaway

How they began
The idea for SafetyTat temporary child ID tattoos was born of necessity one weekend at an amusement park. On Labor Day Weekend, Baltimore Mom, Michele Welsh and her husband, there with their three small children, felt out-numbered. To stave her panic, she quickly wrote her mobile phone number on each of their arms with a ballpoint pen. As she did this, she thoughtfully explained to each of them the importance of staying close to Mommy and Daddy. She also told them that if they were separated that the number on their arm was a way to reconnect with them.

Throughout the day of fun, Michele had to rewrite the number several times as it smeared or washed off. Several parents in the park stopped her to ask if that was her number on the kids' arms. Each time, they loved the idea.

The day was a success and the idea for SafetyTat temporary child id tattoos was born.

I LOVE this product! These are great for all children. They are great for the children who have a habit of walking off, children with special needs and children on field trips. I think it would be great to have all schools put these on their students to go on field trips! I felt so much safer today when we went to the indoor activities center. My 5 year old was able to do his thing and still have lots of fun without me following behind him the whole time. The childrens pastor at our church was amazed at these and kept showing them off to people. Now ours had my phone number on them so couldn't just pass to everyone, but these are definately something we are going to have to look into purchasing. The SafetyTats were very easy to put on. Just take the thin clear film off the top, lay on the arm, and wipe a damp towel over the top till it "bubbles" slightly, removed the back and off you go. So simple. Wouldn't you want to know that your child won't have to try to remember your phone number and information? It is soo scary to be lost. I know my kids would be sooo flustered they would not be able to tell some stranger my information. This product insures that the person trying to help your child will be able to find you quickly!

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Just for my readers!

If you use coupon code FiveLilBassinTow you will receive 10% off an order of $15 or more. Coupon good now through April 1, 2013.

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Five Lil Bass In Tow was not monetarily compensated for this review. I received the original safety tats to try and then write my honest review. This blog is not responsiblle for prize delivery.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

The EPIC Book Giveaway

The Epic Book

Linky Blog Guide to 

Blogging and Online Business


Brent Riggs

Brent Riggs has graciously offered 5 TSOS readers ecopies of his new book - The Epic Book.  

Sponsor - Brent Riggs

Host - The Stuff of Success

The EPIC Book is over 400 pages packed with information, experience, knowledge, tips, advice, lessons learned, and practical instruction. Not 400 pages of big fonts, wide margins, and huge graphics that eat up a lot space so a big page count can be advertised. The EPIC Book has over 135,000 words, dwarfing typical good eBooks that usually average 20,000 – 30,000 words. Nor it is just a bunch of filler content and stuff you won’t read so I can advertise a high word count.

Every page in this book is useful and relevant, the very best of what I have learned and experienced in the last 15+ years of being online. I was blessed to begin online way back before the general public even knew what “the information superhighway” was, before we all truly grasped what the Internet would become. What you will find in this book is the experience of a long, long time online and countless rounds of trial and error, testing, learning, starts and stops, and a relentless passion to learn everything I can learn about all things blogging, internet marketing, and online business.

The Epic Book has the following MUST HAVE information: Must-Have Resources, Tools, & Software, Over 100 Killer Blogging Tips, 65 Great Headlines to Get You Started, Over 110 Brilliant Blog-Writing Ideas, 80+ Online Business Tips, Digital Photography 101, A Visual Guide to Online Business, Genesis Week - First 7 Days Of Your Online Business, Over 60 Profitable Online Business Ideas, Over 50 Ways To Make Money Online, Writing, Designing, Publishing, Marketing & Automating A World-Class eBook , Mistakes To Avoid – Lessons Learned From My First Dozen eBooks , Checklist: 30 Things You Can Do To Improve, An Interview With An Online Expert, A Library of Useful Articles, And more, more, more!

My full review may be found - HERE

Additional books by Brent include:  

  • Linky Blog Guide - Writing, Designing, Publishing, Marketing and Automating a World-Class eBook
  • Over 50 Ways You Can Make Money Online
  • Your Visual Guide to a Profitable Online Business
  • 100+ Of My Best Blogging Tips, Tricks, Lessons Learned & Advice
  • 33 Brilliant Ideas for Writing Blog Posts
  • Life Without Debt
  • Digital Photography Guide
  • Serious Faith Questions & Answers - Volume 1
  • Essentials of Christianity
  • Internet Pornography - How to Discover and Deal With a Porn Problem
  • Knowing the Will of God
  • Spiritual Growth - One Tweet At A Time
  • Serious Faith Treasure Reference
  • The Truth About Heaven Guide

The giveaway will run from 03/15 at 1am through 03/31 at 11:59pm.  This is a must have tool for all bloggers!


Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own.  This blog is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. Please contact This blog with questions or for information to have your business or blog featured on the next big event!

Five Lil Bass In Tow is not responsible for prize delivery

Your Name in Bible Verse Giveaway #3

Custom Bible Verse

Your Name in Bible Verse certificates are beautiful, individually printed certificates personalized with any name or phrase you choose, up to 20 characters. An inspirational Bible verse is used for each letter. These unique certificates make ideal, affordable, Christian gifts for Mother's Day, birthdays, baptisms, christenings, weddings, Christmas, 1st communions, confirmations, graduations, pastor appreciations...perfect for any occasion! Your Name in Bible Verse certificates come in English or Spanish with over 20 different styles to choose from.

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Just because we love our readers SO much, Everything Mommyhood put together this awesome FLASH giveaway for you!

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SmartKlean Laundry Ball and Stain Stick Review and Giveaway

Healthy for your wardrobe
SmartKlean naturally maintains the softness, elasticity and color of fabrics. In comparison to laundry detergents, clothes and linens will last like new, much longer.

Easy to use
Simply toss it in the washer with your laundry! No more measuring, spills or accidental ingestion risks for children and pets. Compatible with all high efficiency (HE) and traditional front and top loaders. Safe for septic systems.

How the Laundry Ball Works
General Function
The laundry ball is filled with four types of mineral-derived ceramic beads and two magnets, each performing different cleaning functions. When these components come in contact with water, they form ‘oxygenated’ water with an increased pH level and an ability to eliminate germs and bacteria. The result is fresh, safe and clean laundry! See Components to learn more about each function.
Do you ever wonder how laundry detergent is capable of removing dirt from your clothes? The answer is simple. Detergent helps the water clean.

Through a chemical process, detergents make surfaces more susceptible to water, and increase the pH levels, making it easier for the water to remove the dirt from the fabrics. The downside is that most of the chemical ingredients used to achieve this are toxic to your health and the environment.*

The SmartKlean Laundry Ball uses an innovative technology designed to clean fabrics through a physical process instead. On a molecular level, the water is entirely affected by its special mineral ceramics, offering a natural and powerful wash.

*Laundry detergents and stain removers frequently contain alkyl phenol ethoxylates (APEs), which are common surfactants. APEs can damage the immune system, and they are suspected hormone disruptors, which means they can mimic hormones in the body that regulate reproduction and development.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has also warned that ethoxylated alcohol surfactants, such as APEs, may be contaminated with carcinogenic 1, 4-dioxane, which penetrates skin. Tests conducted in 1997 by the Washington Toxics Coalition found that supermarket or drugstore labels are more likely to contain APEs.

Nearly all brands, even so called ‘green’, ‘natural’, or ‘free and clear’ laundry products use petrochemicals.

So your question might be "Does this work"? I believe it does. Our clothes have been softer and smell better than normal. We jsut came from a 3 smoker home and now to a no smoking in the house house. We love te cleanliness that these provide.

How to Use Your Laundry Ball
1. Always follow fabric care instructions. Wash colors and whites separately.
2. Pre-treat any stains before wash.
3. Place the load together with the laundry ball inside the washing machine.
4. Set to wash with COLD water. Do NOT use hot water. Heat may damage or reduce the lifespan of the laundry ball.
5. Start Wash.

For best results, place the laundry ball in the sun for 1-2 hours every 30 washes (approx.) in order to fully dry and recharge the laundry ball’s mineral ceramics. Do not exceed 2 hours as too much heat may damage the enclosure.

We wash everything we have in cold water so this was a perfect match for our family. I did not know that soaps and detergents did that to laundry. EWE, so we are really running around with nasty old soaps stuck in the fabric. With my sons allergies to most soaps and detergents I am happy that this keeps those away from him.
We love to have our laundry smell great for days and you can still do that! All you have to do is follow these simple instructions:
Want Fragrance?
OPTION 1: Once the load is dry, before removing it from the dryer, drizzle about teaspoon of your favorite essential oil on a small cloth, throw it into the dryer and run the dryer on a NO HEAT setting for about 10 minutes. Your laundry will be heavenly scented for days!
OPTION 2: Those that line dry can add a 10-15 drops to a cup of water and pour it into the soap dispenser during wash.

We haven't gotten to use the stain stick on any massive stains yet. But come summer I can guarantee we will. Between grass, mud and koolaid we will be very busy trying to keep our good clothes clean. This does seem to work good on formula spots though!

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Five Lil Bass In Tow was not monetarily compensated for this review. I received a laundry ball and a stain stick to try our and post my honest review. This blog is also not responsible for prize delivery.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Daddy Diaper Pack Giveaway

Welcome to the Daddy Diaper Pack Giveaway! 

Sponsored by: DaddyScrubs

I think all men would love one

Read this great review of the Daddy Diaper Pack from Mommy Knows What's Best here

If you're looking for a great item to add to your list of expectant father gifts, check out the Daddy Diaper Pack. It retails for about $69.95 and can be found on the Daddy Scrubs website here. While there, you can check out their other awesome gifts for new dads! 

**Just for you: For a 10% discount from DaddyScrubs, enter the code BLOG13.

Want to win one? Enter via the form below! Good luck! 

Giveaway begins on March 15th 1:00 am EST and ends on March 31st at 11:59 pm EST. Open to U.S. residents 18+ only.


Winner will be chosen at random by
Giveaway Tools, and entry will be verified. Winner will be notified by email
and on Mommy Knows What's Best, and will have
48 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond, a new winner will be
chosen at random and notified. Prize will be shipped from DaddyScrubs. Neither 
Five Lil Bass On Tow nor Mommy Knows
What's Best is responsible for prize shipment. This event is not sponsored,
endorsed or affiliated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or any other social
media sites. 

Satchelles-Giveaway FREE BLOGGER EVENT

Prize - 1 custom mini-bag or $30 credit toward larger custom bag (s&h not included w/credit)

Event Dates: 4/1 - 4/30

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Zipadee-Zip Review and Giveaway

I love the freedon these give the baby , but still give them the closeness like they had in your tummy. Danelle is almost 5 months old and she still loves to be swaddled tight at night. She loves the feeling of safety. Although now with her teething she doesn't like to not have her hands readily available. So she soaks the hand areas. :)The colors of these little outfits are bright and perfect for those little ones. They love bright colors and these patterns are perfect! We wash everything in cold water. But the colors hold. The size small is perfect. They are soft. My older kids want some with hand and feet holes. I was happy to get to try these. The price of $34.95 is not bad at all. I also love that this is a good company run by a Christian family.

The Story of Zipadee-Zip

My name is Stephanie and that cute little girl in the pictures is our sweet little daughter Charlotte! She has changed our world in more ways than one. Next to marrying my wonderful husband, she is the best thing that has happened to me. The love that welled up in my heart the first moment I held her can only be compared to what God’s love for us must look like.

We were told that swaddling Charlotte would help encourage good sleep and diminish the risk of SIDS. Charlotte loved being swaddled and we wrapped her up snug as a bug in a rug every night! Soon, however, little Miss Houdini figured out how to escape from her swaddle and started rolling over. I had no choice but to stop swaddling her. I so was afraid there wouldn’t be life after the swaddle!

I so was afraid there wouldn’t be life after the swaddle! Out of sheer desperation to give Charlotte the restful sleep she deserved… the Zipadee-Zip® was born!

My first attempt at weaning her off of her swaddling blanket was a nightmare! I found it nearly impossible to get her to sleep unswaddled. She would cry and cry! I tried other sleeveless wearable blankets and any other product I could get my hands on but nothing worked. The arm freedom was simply too much for her handle! I soon discovered through numerous internet searches that women everywhere were experiencing the same difficulties! Nearly two weeks went by and NOTHING was working! I thought… how could I give her the enclosed cozy sensation of the swaddle or womb but still allow her the freedom to move her little arms and legs around?

Out of sheer desperation to give Charlotte the restful sleep she deserved… the Zipadee-Zip® was born! The first time I put her in her Zipadee-Zip® she slept 12 hours straight! The next morning she woke up with a big smile, arms and legs completely sprawled out! To top it off, it was much faster and easier to put her in the Zipadee-Zip® than PJ’s and unlike PJ’s, her hands stayed warm all through the night and I didn’t have to worry about her scratching her face. The star shaped design made it easy to have as much movement as she would have in any pajamas.

Feel free to visit our Zipadee-Zip Facebook page to get a more first-hand idea of how the Zippy has worked for parents like you!

Well, believe it or not, Charlotte still sleeps 12 hours or more every night and takes great naps during the day. It has been exciting to see similar results from other moms out there struggling like I was. Feel free to check our Testimonials page or our Zipadee-Zip facebook page to read some more first-hand stories from parents and babies who have found rest in the Zipadee-Zip. This little Zippy business has truly been a blessing to our family and I pray that God will bless your lives with the kind of peace and joy that only He can give!


Sizing Help
I usually recommend a size Small to start if a baby is 6 months or under and weighs less than 18 pounds. The small is only slightly shorter than the medium but both are plenty long for any sized little one… I over compensate on the length to accommodate even the tallest of babies. The length of the zipper alone on all the Zipadee-Zips is 24 inches (remember that a baby’s head makes up a good portion of their height so even if your little one is 29 inches long from head to foot, the size small will still be plenty long enough). The difference in sizes between the Small and Medium really is in the width or the wing-span I guess you could say. I recommend the smaller fit to start because there is more resistance in that wing-span which gives the baby more of a feeling of being enclosed and cozy. This womb-like sensation is what helps ease the transition off of the swaddle.

- See more at: http://zipadeezip.com/our-story/#sthash.k5tkNpkO.dpuf

You can find them on Twitter
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Five Lil Bass In Tow was not monetarily compensated for this review. I was sent one Zipadee-zip to test and post my honest review.

Vitamin Baby Blankie Buddy Review and Giveaway

From the crib to the car seat, little ones won't ever be lonely with a Blankie Buddy by their side! Styled for smiles and snuggling, they are happy to keep baby company for a lifetime of companionship.
•100% Polyester
•Machine wash cold, tumble dry low

This cozy footie has snaps along the front to help with dressing and changing. Since napping is more fun with a friend, it comes with a soft matching Blankie Buddy.

•Includes Footie and Blankie Buddy
•100% cotton
•Machine wash

$18 each right now
most of these seem to go up to 9m only. So if you are entering please be aware of the sizing. Would also be a great shower gift!

Danelle loves her blanket buddy. We got to play with the ladybug buddy. Danelle snuggles with her. She is very soft. I have a few pictures of her with her buddy but...she had just gotten done eating so she was a mess. I will have to post some non messy pics very soon. Since Danelle has been a mess while holding this buddy I want to let you know she is very easy to clean. You can wipe clean with a rag for the smaller messes but for the bigger one she is machine washable. Things like this, in our house, just get washed with baby soap and cold water by hand. I am very silly about that type thing. The buddy seems to be good at holding the colors when washed. Great gift your a baby shower or even a first birthday. With Easter coming up I think this would make a good gift for the Easter Basket. Every little angel should have a buddy. There are quite a few different ones to pick from.


Check out this wonderful baby company on facebook
and Pinterest

Speaking of Easter Baskets they have a wonderful sale going on right now.

The giveaway is for a 2 piece set. It is the Blankie Buddy and Jammies to match. Jammies go to size 9 months. You can pick boy or girl.

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Five Lil Bass In Tow was not monetarily compensated for this review. I received a ladybug Blankie Buddy to play with and then post my honest review.

Daddy Scrubs Cobalt Blue Mug Review and Giveaway

Does your husband drink an endess amount of coffee and teas during the day? My husband works remotely from home and we are also jr high youth ministers at our church. He is constantly on the move and has to have a good strong mug to drink his coffee from. These are great! When you pick up this mug you know that you have a good mug in your hand. It is not massively heavy or too light. You can put this mug in the dishwasher and know that it is not going to get ruined by doing so. He has even had the occasional glass of ice water in this. He loves the conversation piece of it saying "I'm the Daddy". The comments he has received are "where did you get that"? "How many kids do you have"? "Awe congrats, man" Really great to know there is company out there designed for the Dad in mind. They have a bunch of neat gifts. Check out some of them in the pictures below.

Product Description

I’m The Daddy Mug
Now the new daddy in your life can let the whole office know about his new arrival—and his serious caffeine requirements for the next few months with his very own “I’m The Daddy” mug.
• 14 oz. ceramic mug
• Dishwasher Safe
• Microwave safe
• $9.95

Daddy Scrubs has some awesome gifts for the new daddy or even for the daddy to be! Are you looking for a great Father's Day Gift? Go check them out!


you can also find them on facebook at

DaddyScrubs® is the offspring of Robert Nickell, who fathered his first four children more than 20 years ago. DaddyScrubs® was conceived when Robert, who remarried in 2007, discovered he was about to be a father all over again in the fall of 2009!

Not wanting to endure the pains of wearing uncomfortable street clothes while comforting his laboring wife, Robert hatched the idea of creating doctor-like scrubs for himself. It seemed a natural thing for him to do — since Robert is a pharmacist by profession.

To eliminate the confusion between “who’s the doctor” and “who’s the daddy,” Robert fashioned the concept of “I’m The Daddy®” medical scrubs.

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Five lil Bass In Tow was not monetarily compensated for this review. I was sent a mug to test and write my honest review.
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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

YesterYear Soaps giveaway


This event is sponsored by YesterYear Soaps and hosted by The Stuff of Success.  Thank you to all the other bloggers who are helping to promote this event.

YesterYear soaps are made from all natural vegetable oils, scented with pure essential oils from plant extracts and colored with organic herbs. They use no synthetic fragrances, colorants or preservatives in any of their soap products.
All natural ingredients including: Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Water.
Each bar weighs about 3.5 oz. and they come in a gift box with recycled lining.
Find a review for YesterYear Soap HERE.
YesterYear Soaps has offered to give a TSOS lucky reader a three pack of their natural soaps (scents to be randomly selected).  Enter through the giveaway tool below.


This event is hosted by The Stuff of Success and special thanks to all the blogs, like THIS BLOG, in helping to promote this event. 

Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. THIS BLOG is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. Please contact The Stuff of Success with questions or for information to have your business or blog featured on the next big event!

Your Name in Bible Verse Certificate giveaway

Your Name in Bible Verse Certificate

This giveaway is sponsored by BibleVerse.org and hosted by The Stuff of Success.  

Your Name in Bible Verse certificates are beautiful, individually printed certificates personalized with a loved one's first and last names, two first names, or any phrase up to 20 letters and spaces, with an inspirational Bible verse for each letter. 

Bible Verse certificates make ideal, affordable, Christian gifts for:

  • Birthdays, weddings, baptisms and christenings, Mother's Day, Christmas, 1st communions, confirmations, pastor appreciations...any occasion!

  • Available in English and Spanish.

  • In over 20 different of styles.

  • Each certificate is unique.

Website /Facebook

A review can be found HERE.  

BibleVerse.org has offered to give a TSOS lucky reader a personalized Bible Verse Certificate.  Enter through the giveaway tool below.

This event is hosted by The Stuff of Success and special thanks to all the blogs, like The Stuff of Success, in helping to promote this event. 

Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. This Blog is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. Please contact This Blog with questions or for information to have your business or blog featured on the next big event!

Family Manifesto Giveaway

 Family Manifesto Giveaway

Personalized Family Manifesto

Sponsored by Life Manifestos

Have you seen the new Personalized Family Manifestos? Oh my they are BEAUTIFUL!

Bible Verse Certificate Giveaway

Bible Verse Certificate Giveaway

Bible Verse Gifts

This giveaway is sponsored by BibleVerse.org

Indoor Air Pollution Can Kill!

According to the DailyGreen.com, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that indoor air pollution can be 2 – 5 times more polluted than the air outside. Mind numbing, isn’t it?! Our homes are supposed to be a safe haven and yet they can cause allergies, asthma attacks and other respiratory conditions. At Way Basics, we would like to help you cleanse your home so it truly can be a place of solitude and health! Here are some of the most common causes of indoor pollution and what you can do to combat the dangers!

1. Formaldehyde – This is the one that we especially wage war on! Formaldehyde is just as dangerous as asbestos and mold and yet it is found in most of your furniture! Formaldehyde is used widely in the manufacturing of chipboard/ particle board (the stuff that all IKEA furniture is made out of). This stuff is extremely hazardous as it continues to release toxic gas into your household for as long as you own it. It can cause cancer, allergies and asthma attacks. Scary, huh?! Suggestion: Buy furniture products that do not contain PCB or formaldehyde. Example, all of our zBoard products (ie. Storage Cubes, bookshelves, etc) are completely non-toxic. Pretty cool, huh? zBoard storage shelves http://www.waybasics.com/storage-cubes.html look and are in the same price range as IKEA bookshelves and yet are not releasing toxins into your home!

2. Smoking - Sort of a “duh” moment there but think about how dangerous second hand smoke is in the outside world, and then trap all those carcinogens into an enclosed space. Even after cleaning, cigarette smoke sinks into everything. Suggestion: Make a designated outside smoking area. I know, I know, it is your home but think of your guests and family members, children, pets etc.

3. Paint – It sure is pretty but also extremely toxic. Of course lead isn’t an ingredient in paint anymore, but there are still other toxins that are released many days or months after an area has been painted. Suggestion: Ventilate, Ventilate, Ventilate! Also look for low VOC or no-VOC paints (VOC is the organic compound that is toxic). If you are getting a professional to paint for you, specify what you want because the toxic compound stays in your house long after they are gone!

4. Dirt – Another no brainer, but dirt on the floor and furniture is the perfect breeding ground for allergens. Suggestion: This is a no fun one, but necessary, get your vacuum out and use it! Put on some music, pretend it is a mic, whatever it takes to suck those dust bunnies up!

5. Household Cleaners – As they wage battle against the dirt in your home, they also attack your lungs and brain (metaphorically of course… sorta). Chemical cleaners are extremely dangerous especially for children and women who may be pregnant. You know that tip about processed food? Look at the label and if you don’t understand the ingredients, don’t eat it. Same sorta thing, if you don’t know what is in the cleaners, chances are there are toxins that are killing the dirt and your brain cells. Suggestion: Buy or make non-toxic cleaners. (google or check out our Pinterest http://pinterest.com/waybasics/ for recipes).

Phew, that was a long one. I think I should go open a window and let in some fresh air while I let all this learning sink in (ps. opening windows in your home- KEY to decreasing pollution).

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twitter is @waybasics

Five Lil Bass in Tow was not compensated in any way for this review.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Campbell’s Slow Kettle Style Soups Review

With a great variety of flavors, you are sure to find a favorite flavor of Campbell's Slow Kettle Style Soups. Pick one of 7 different and unique flavors and enjoy!

Whether you choose to savor Slow Kettle as a snack or a meal, it will provide you with the satisfaction and fulfilling feeling just as a home cooked meal would. You deserve to slow down & savor, so try one of our soups today. Campbell’s Slow Kettle Style Soups are available in the following flavors:

•Braised Beef Stew with Baby Bella Mushrooms
•Roasted Potatoes & Burgundy Wine
•Kickin’ Crab & Sweet Corn Chowder with Flame Roasted Onions & Cayenne Pepper
•Portobello Mushroom & Madeira Bisque with Shallots, Thyme & Sage
•Roasted Chicken & Chardonnay with Fire-Roasted Tomatoes, Aged Parmesan & Pasta
•Southwest-Style Chicken Chili with Black Beans & Sweet Corn
•Tomato & Sweet Basil Bisque with Fresh Cream & Ground Red Pepper
•Tuscan-Style Chicken & White Bean with Asiago Cheese, Thyme & Rosemary

Thanks to Smiley 360 I got a container of Braised Beef Stew with Baby Bella Mushrooms soup. And it was delicious! The containers the soups come in are deceiving. They look a lot smaller on the outside than they are. Definately a hearty meal! Since I got a few coupons to use, I got myself the Kickin Crab and Sweet Corn Chowder. I have to say that it was filled with lots of corn! The crab pieces were great also. It did have a slight kick to it but nothing to burn your mouth. It was very filling. I loved it. I am not a soup person but was really in the mood and it hit the spot! Thank you Campbell's for making a great soup!

Glade Fragrance Mist and Oil Diffuser Review

As part of being a Buzz Agent I got to try out these new Glade products.

Stylish new oil diffusers that release long-lasting, true-to-life scents

Glade Expressions® Oil Diffuser releases a long-lasting fragrance for up to 30 days without needing to plug it in. The spill-proof oil diffuser infuses layers of true-to-life scents throughout living spaces, making them feel fresh and inviting. The trendy holder matches décor perfectly, making it a convenient and stylish home-fragrancing option.

I was able to try out this neat oil diffuser. I got the pineapple and mangosteen. I was worried because most pinapple fragrances do not smell good. But I was impressed and knew it was the best scent for my husbands office. He loves it. It is a sweet smell and not citrus smelling which makes me happy. I love the design of it. Would go great in a Asian designed decor. Look like something you would have near a coy pond. Goes in any decor really as its a light colored wood. Very easy to use.

Starlit Evening
Relish a walk under the stars in the warm evening air. This vibrant blend of green hyacinth, ylang ylang, and cedarwood is simply intoxicating. Available at limited retailers.

Discover the world’s most perfect spray.

Glade Expressions® Fragrance Mist comes in a stylish holder that allows you to squeeze and release a long-lasting, fine mist of fragrance. The gentle mist creates layers of true-to-life fragrance that open up note-by-note, eliminating odors and freshening the air. It’s the first artfully designed holder that blends with your décor. Just remove the label and it and can be left out, letting you have a burst of fragrance that’s always right at hand.

I am in love with the Glade scent Starlit Evening. We received a booklet of coupons and I have used almost all my coupons of this scent. I was bummed to hear that it is a temporary scent. It is such a light sweet smell. I love the look of the containers it comes in and think it's great they are saving on trash by having them be reuseable. You twist open the bottom of container, pop out the empty canister and just replace it with a full one.I will be sad when this smell is gone. Although there are plenty of scents to choose from. Check your fragrance isle at your nearest store.

I received 1 free oil diffuser and 1 free Glade Fragrance mist and then tons of coupons to make the rest of them almost free. I received these for being a buzz agent.

Chocolate Marshmallow Mug Cakes Recipe

Chocolate Marshmallow Mug Cakes

Servings: About 10 to 12 mug cakes

Hands-On Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 60 minutes

We know you'll warm up to this recipe fast: A mug filled with rich chocolate cake topped with chocolate marshmallow frosting.


•1 pkg. Duncan Hines® Devil's Food Cake Mix
•3 large eggs
•1/2 cup vegetable oil
•1 1/3 cups water
•1 can Duncan Hines® Frosting Creations™ Frosting Starter
•1 packet Duncan Hines® Frosting Creations™ Chocolate Marshmallow Flavor Mix
•1/2 cup mini-marshmallows
•10-12 mugs

Baking Instructions

1.Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour oven-safe mugs.
2.Prepare cake batter as directed on package.
3.Fill mugs two-thirds full with batter. Set mugs on a sheet pan and bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean.
4.Let mugs cool completely.
5.Pour packet of Duncan Hines® Frosting Creations™ Chocolate Marshmallow Flavor Mix into can of Duncan Hines® Frosting Creations™ Frosting Starter. Stir until evenly blended.
6.Transfer the Chocolate Marshmallow frosting you just created to a piping bag with an open star decorator tip.
7.Pipe the frosting in a swirling motion. Garnish with mini-marshamallows and serve with a spoon.
9.If you’d like a molten center, use Duncan Hines® Triple Chocolate Decadent Cake Mix. Layer the Decadent pouch filling in between a bottom and a top layer of cake batter and bake.

I took this from the Duncan Hines Website.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

New Designer Tie by PUCCINI Review and Giveaway

Product Description
We are excited to feature PUCCINI's New Repp-Stripe Collection that is available in 8 trendy colors. Each tie is made from a unique microfiber fabric that looks and feels identical to silk but is more wrinkle and stain resistant. Each tie features two unique colors paired with a contemporary striped design.

The colors this tie comes in

Bright Red & White Striped Tie, Aubergine Purple & Berry Pink Striped Tie, Festive Silver & White Striped Tie, Yellow & Navy Striped Tie, Brick Red and Midnight Blue Striped Tie, Amber Yellow & White Striped Tie, Oasis Blue & White Striped Tie, Deep Burgundy & Gray Striped Tie

That men's fashion & style doesn't have to be expensive can be witnessed by Puccini's latest striped tie collection. A perfect blend of traditional repp-stripe design, one that is typically associated with conservative regimental ties, and bold/bright colors, this assortment of ties will infuse some fresh air into any man's wardrobe. Featuring a modern width of 3.25 inches, this collection is perfect for any modern cut suit featuring narrow to medium-width lapels. Best of all is the price on these pieces. We at Bows-N-Ties.com offer this collection for just $9.90 a piece. Now if this is not proof that a stylish business wardrobe is not just for the top 1%, then we don't know what is. Click on your favorite color below for more information.
New Repp Striped Ties by Puccini - Just $9.90 Each


These ties are made very well for being inexpensive. I am impressed by the price. The colors are vibrant. Very professional looking. This is great for the business meetings, job interviews and also for church. We were able to use for church in a non dressy way. But would look great with a jacket and dress pants. We were complimented a few times on how nice this tie looked. A lot of times men feel that ties are only for the older men but no these colors are perfect for even the younger generation. Eater is coming soon. This would be great for that Easter Sunday suit. With this price you can buy more than 1!

Definately check them out!

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Five Lil Bass In Tow was not monetarily compensated for this review. I received one tie to test and write and honest review.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.