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, May 11, 2013

Glass Dharma Glass Straws Reviews and Giveaway

I don't know how many times I have been just walking down the street and there are plastic straws all over. That is so bad for environment. They are not biodegradable. But Glass Dharma has found a way to help the environment. http://glassdharma.com/ Instead of using a new plastic straw every time you get a drink you can use this reusable, good for the environment, glass straw.

There are 3 sizes of these glass straws. The
7mm x 6.25" - $7.00
(2.5mm inside diameter)

9.5mm x 6.25" - $8.00
(5.5mm inside diameter)

12mm x 6.25" - $9.00
(7.6mm inside diameter)

Bubble Tea Straws

14mm outside 11mm inside
Available only in 9 " length


Shorty Straws:

6.25 inches long
Available in 7mm, 9.5mm & 12mm diameters

Standard Straws:

8 inches long - Simple Elegance
Available in 9.5mm & 12mm diameters
9 inches long - Simple Elegance, Beautiful Bends and Decorative Dots styles
Available in 9.5mm, 12mm & 14mm diameters

Extra-long Straws:

10 inches long
Available in 9.5mm & 12mm diameters

*Note: 10" straws do not come

Not all straws come with a cleaning brush. Please make sure that you check to make sure the one you order has one.

These are a totally great product that is super easy to get clean. My favorite one is the Decorative Dots pretty blue topped one.

Colored dots add both fun and functionality. Used to color code your drinks (or just plain decorate your place setting), they also keep your straw from rolling off of the table or counter. Available in all 4 diameters and 6 colors: Red, Green, Blue, Amber, Clear and Black.

They also carry Beautiful Bends

Style at its best, the Beautiful Bend has a grace all its own. Slightly bent to “reach” for your lips, this straw is slightly longer and has the same clarity and sparkle of all of our straws. The perfect accompaniment to the well stocked beverage bar. Each one of their straws has an elegant quality to them. These would be great for quiet dinner party. Can you picture the look on people's faces when they see a straw in their drink? Then as they get to take that first sip it will become a great conversation piece!

*All sizes are made from borosilicate tubing and annealed to specifications provided by Corning, Inc.

Planning a get together soon? Why don't you order some of these great straws? Just take that 1 step in having a great party with great conversation and keeping yourself green!

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Rod Stewart's New Album Time Review

More About Time:

Stewart wrote and produced 11 of the album's 12 cuts. The first two singles off the album, She Makes Me Happy and Finest Woman, are available now.

Stewart rediscovered the spark for songwriting while reviewing his life for his recent memoir.

Suddenly ideas for lyrics were piling up in my head, he says. Next thing I knew, I had a song called 'It's Over' about divorce and separation. And now I was getting up in the middle of the night and scrambling for a pen to write things down, which has never happened to me. I finished seven or eight songs very quickly and I still wasn't done, and it became apparent that I would eventually have a whole album of material to record.

Along with the release of Time, Stewart is set to embark on the European leg of his Live the Life tour on June 1st, while American dates with Steve Winwood will kick off October 17th.

Time Track Listing:
1. She Makes Me Happy-My 2nd favorite song on the album
2. Can’t Stop Me Now- My 3rd favorite song on the album
3. It’s Over
4. Brighton Beach
5. Beautiful Morning-my very first favorite song on this album!
6. Live The Life
7. Finest Woman
8. Time
9. Picture In A Frame
10. Sexual Religion
11. Make Love To Me Tonight
12. Pure Love

Each of these songs were very upbeat. All of them "feel good" songs! If you like a great song to dance around the house to or to listen to when you are having a down day this might be a good cd to listen to.

You can purchase these songs through I-Tunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/time/id619551949

Five Lil Bass In Tow was not compensated for this review in any other fashion than I received this cd to review. I did this review through One2One Network.

Bingo Song HD i-pad Review.

Product Description

Enjoy The Bingo Song HD, a fun sing along story, based on the popular children's song with fully interactive original illustrations. Follow Bingo through his adventures on the farm and meet his friends!

Delight your children while encouraging cognitive and motor development:
✔ Sing along with Karaoke Mode!
✔ Record your children singing!
✔Touch and discover fun surprises in the captivating illustrations.
✔ Learn about the farm and farm animals with interactive cards
✔ Original music and colorful illustrations
✔ Rich animations and activities on all pages
✔ HD quality graphics and sounds
✔ Develop fine motor skills
✔ Fun animations and sounds
✔ Happy and cheerful environment

Teach your children about farm and animals. Flip the card and get your kids to answer fascinating questions like:

- How does the scarecrow help farmers?
- What animals live in a barn during cold weather?
- What is a baby cow called?

The Bingo Song HD will keep your toddlers occupied with a captivating song and colorful illustrations.

This is such a fun game for the little ones to play. Do you let your little one play games on your I-pads? Definitely get them this game if you do. Just pick up this song for $3.99 at the I-tunes store.

Your children can record their own voices and sing a long songs.

Great start for kids to learn to appreciate music. You get to sing with the characters. I would say this was great for kids ages 3-6 years of age.

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.

The X by Lorena Bathey Review and Giveaway

The X is a book that shows that women really can stand up for themselves. Just because you are a woman does not mean that you have to sit by and let a man take advantage of you. Clarissa is a wife and mom of 2 teen boys. Both Jeremy and Sean are very active, strong boys. Her and her husband have been falling farther and farther apart for years. But one day out of the blue Clarissa is served divorce papers. What would you do if you were served divorce papers with no warning? Clarissa did, at first, what most women would. But then after speaking to a friends father and a retired FBI agent, she discovered there is more to this story that she ever knew. She takes her life and decides that this man is not going to take it all away. There are points in the story where you laugh. There are also points in the story where you cry or cringe along with Clarissa. She proves to herself and the world that she is a very strong woman! I was so proud of her and yet she was just a character in a book. Thank you again Lorena for such a compelling story!




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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Bling Guard Review and Giveaway

How Bling Guard was born:

I absolutely hate when my ring hangs on my finger. I am a bigger girl but I have tiny fingers. So, I wear a 5 ring. You can only get a sz 7 at most stores. This is a lot better way to keep your ring in place than to tie string around the back. I have seen people with tape tied around the back also. Bling guard is the perfect way to keep your ring from slipping forward and not looking like the beautiful piece of jewelry it is meant to be.


Introducing new BlingWraps, Invisible Ring Guards. Whether he’s put a ring on it or you’ve treated yourself to a gorgeous gift, keep your stunning stones on top, and stop them from turning, twisting or slipping off your finger with these easy-to-use, disposable ring size adjusters.

The hypoallergenic, latex-free band adds 1+ ring sizes to your finger and forms an invisible “padlock” to hold your rings in place.

$14.99 for 30 Disposable Bands

Don't let your earings fall forward. Get some

Introducing new BlingDots, Earring Supports and Stabilizers. Easy to apply, these discreet and disposable backs relieve the weight and pressure of your earrings, lifting them up on the ear lobe and positioning them perfectly!

BlingDots also work with clip-on earrings and your favorite pins, brooches and badges.

$14.99 for 45 disposable pairs, 90 individual dots

Sometimes earings are just a little bit too heavy for littler earlobes. With these Bling Dots you will be able to keep those earing against you ears where they belong. Don't you just want to have jewelry that looks like it should? I know I do. Each set of dots comes in a cute little black plastic box.

Check out these wonderful jewelry helpers:



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Newmans Own Organics Giveaway


NOO TASTES GOOD! Not all organic food tastes good.  It may be good for you but it doesn’t taste good.  Like they say, good tasting food, that just happens to be organic. It sticks true to what it says it is.  We recently got the opportunity to try some
of NOO products.  My family was ecstatic.  If this were a year ago they would have said…say
Whaaat?  But we have done some snack
changing recently with allergies that pop up from nowhere so we started paying
attention to what we eat.

got to try NOO’s traditional Pretzels, dark Chocolate candy bar, Milk Chocolate
candy bar, NOO mints in wintergreen and in ginger, NOO cookies in ginger snap,
double chocolate and cinnamon graham, Hermits, Fig Newman’s (ha ha get it),
Ginger O’s, Newman O’s chocolate and in peanut butter, NOO Licorice Twists in
strawberry, pomegranate, black and sour strawberry and NOO Carmel cups. 
products are all organic.  All their products
meet the USDA’s National Organic Program. 
The ingredients you will find in NOO product have been grown on a farm
that have not used artificial fertilizers or pesticides for at least three
years or more.
was important to us.  Last year we got a
call from the school nurse telling me that my son is having an allergic
reaction.  At lunch that day he had a
turkey sandwich, some snack chips and a kiwi fruit.  He has never had an allergic reaction before
to anything other than shrimp so this concerned us.  After 3 appointments with his pediatrician we
found out that the kiwi fruit had traces of pesticide on it, which gave him his
allergic reaction.  Good reason for a
change huh!! Anyways back to NOO…
when I read this on NOO website I knew that they were going to be a good fit
for our family.
favorite of the NOO snacks were:
Sour Strawberry Licorice Twist
The Fig Newman's
#3 The Ginger Snap cookies and
#4 The Newman's Own Organic Wintergreen Mints.  I also liked the Ginger ones..but I was out voted :P

Please give them a try they truly are a good company and a good product. 


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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Juppy Baby Walker Giveaway

Check out this neat giveaway!

Hosted by Momma Lew's Blog

When your infant is learning to walk, building their confidence is just as important as their physical capabilities.  Once a baby is starting to walk, many times they want to be on their own but unfortunately they just aren't there yet.  The Juppy Baby Walker helps not only to build your baby's confidence, but teaches them balance.  It's great for mom or dad too by eliminating the task of hunching over while you help your baby walk.  Your baby and you can now explore the world together.  The Juppy Baby Walker increases a baby's momentum by allowing their arms to be free.

  • Adjustable straps to be comfortable at any height
  • Soft hand grips for comfort
  • 100% cotton & machine washable
  • Rear zipper for safety
  • One size fits all - to 35lbs 
  • Embroider your child's name on the front
  • Free carrying case
  • Available in blue, pink or black

Check out these videos to watch the Juppy in action and user reviews!

Juppy is going to give one lucky reader over the age of 18 and in the US their own Juppy Baby Walker!  Enter via the rafflecopter below!

House on Plunkett Street by Lorena Bathey Book Review

House On Plunkett Street
by Lorena Bathey

Phoebe is the main character of this book. She is going through life with the idea that she isn't really worth much that she has to basically settle for things. Till she happens upon a great deal. The house has an invitation she can't resist. The House has a full back story to it. It was built for women who really had no place to go. When Phoebe moved into the house her life began to change. She felt like she had finally "come home". She felt that the house wanted her there. That's when she met Mr. Jameson, the landlord. Also when she started to meet her 3, life changing ghosts.

I will not giveaway too much of the book.

Phoebe learned, through her 3 ghosts, that life has so much to offer. I felt like these "ghosts" were more like angels. These angel ghosts led her through the tough times in her life. They also showed her how exciting life can be if you just step out of your comfort zone. Sometimes the things that you need and want are right under your nose.

I love how Lorena always adds color to her stories. This is the second book I have reviewed of hers and I have to say she has done a great job! She helps you get involved in her characters. You feel almost like you're in the story with them. I love also how each book seems to be very relatable. I am a quiet, reserved person like Phoebe. I wish I had of had these 3 ghost angels to help me when I was younger. Each of Lorena's stories seem to be written with a purpose, a lesson to be learned. But in teaching this lesson she has woven a great story around it. Come join Phoebe in this ride, laugh and cry with her. Learn to enjoy life with her. Thank you again Lorena!

To read more about this wonderful author check out her about me page on her blog:






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Monday, May 6, 2013

Thomas the Tank Engine Coming to the Midland Railroad

Every little boy loves trains and cars. What wouldn't be the ride of their life?? Check out this fun way to celebrate your sons love!

A Larger than Life Train for the Ride of Their Life. Thomas the Tank Engine is coming to the Midland Railway on May 31 - June 2 and June 7 - 9. This fun-filled event offers little engineers and their families the opportunity to take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, star of the popular Thomas & Friends series. Children will take a ride along with their favorite engine friend on his latest adventure and participate in Thomas-themed activities including:

* A 25-minute (approximate) ride with
Thomas the Tank Engine pic
* Meet Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway
* A Thomas & Friends Imagination Station; featuring stamps, temporary tattoos, hands-on arts & crafts, train tables, and coloring sheets
* Storytelling
* Video viewing and much more

Thomas the Tank Engine is coming to the Midland Railway on May 31 - June 2 and June 7 - 9. http://www.ticketweb.com/snl/VenueListings.action?venueId=13660&pl=thomas13

Baggee and Doggee Review

There are so many moms out there who try to carry bags with them so when they throw away their baby's diaper they are not stinking up the store they are at. I know my pediatricians office will not allow you to throw away a dirty diaper in the rooms without putting it in a bag first. These are perfect for that! They come in different colors also. That way you can have for a boy or a girl. These Baggee's are great for hanging off the diaper bag, or for holding your keys for a quick run to the grocery store.

They also carry Doggee's

Great for when you take your dog for a walk. You can pick up their potty and make sure that other people aren't stepping in it. Other people will thank you! You can hook it to the end of the leash and off you go to the park with your pet. Just stick the bags in the bottom. They are easy to pull out of the bottom.

I got the pink and the purple ones since we have a baby girl that is 6 month and our dog is a little girl.


Each Baggee cost @$6.99





Five Lil Bass In Tow was sent a Doggee and a Baggee to test and post my honest review.

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The Great Ergonomic Pen Review and Giveaway

I have to admit.....

I am a pen thief!!

I love pens. Although I love pens especially the unique ones, I do not like black ink. I have found for myself, that I write so much better with blues and colored ink.

If you want unique you really have to check out these Uglee Pens! http://www.ugleepen.com

These are the neatest looking pens. They have a really soft, squishy plastic piece around the top part of the pen. It helps with
people who experience pain and discomfort when writing, for example those with arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, etc.,.

I have the beginning of arthritis in my fingers because of being "double jointed". If it is cold outside I have serious issues with my fingers and bending them. Using the computer and French braiding my girls hair literally hurts. It was nice to find a pen, for my fetish, that helps with this.

It's also the best writing utensil for children who are learning to write and are developing fine motor skills, as well as helpful for special-needs children who find holding a pen or pencil properly difficult. And for high-school and college students who have to take copious notes, this pen helps keep hands and fingers from cramping.

The ink rolling on the paper is very smooth. It is nice to use a pen with smooth ink that doesn't mark up your papers.
I loved this pen!

3pk of Uglee pens cost $19.99. The outer casing of the pens come in different colors. http://www.ugleepen.com/order-your-ergonomic-pen/

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Claritin Grape Chewables and Syrup Review

I have 3 kids plus myself in my house that suffer from allergies. It is a love hate relationship in our house when spring and fall comes. We love the beautiful trees and flowers, but it is killer to go outside when it is beautiful! Shoot my kids ears itch, eyes tear up and nose gets all stuffy. There are so many allergy meds out there that make your child sleepy. How is a child supposed to make it through a day at school if their head is all foggy?

Children's Claritin is the only over the counter children's brand that provides powerful, 23 hour non drowsy relief for your child's worst allergy symptoms. Best way they can get through their school work and the lings that they love to do like play ball outside and run through the grass. Children's Claritin is also the #1 Pediatrician recommended non drowsy OTC allergy brand.

We love Children's Claritin! We had never gotten to try the grape flavor before the campaign. We had tried other Claritin products. My youngest son suffers terribly with his allergies. He suffers all year though, not just seasonal. I love the chewables he really liked them! The taste was great. Some chewables and meltaways leave a nasty taste and film in their mouth. But he really enjoyed these, even reminded me to give him his meds.

Five Lil Bass In Tow was sent these 2 meds and a bunch of coupons to test and post my honest review. This was a Buzz Agent Campaign.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Jessica's Natural Foods All-Natural Granola Giveaway

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As a mom who loves to take ideas and put them to work in the kitchen, it is so wonderful to see Jessica's Natural Foods come to fruition!  Jessica has a gluten-intolerant family member and as many of us know, finding gluten-free products that are delicious was almost impossible until recently.  Jessica's Natural Foods mission is to create great tasting, gluten-free granola with all-natural, high-quality ingredients.

 In the last few months I have started eating gluten-free and I have quite a few close friends & family who eat gluten-free as well.  I am fully aware of the lack of tasty products and the high cost of many of these items.  I was really excited that Jessica's Natural Foods sent me a sampler pack of their products to review.  They all sounded so delicious!  My husband is a huge fan of pecans, so the first one he wanted to rip open was the Pecan Almond.  The first thing you smelt when  you ripped open the bag was the delicious aroma of fresh pecans.  I eat a lot of nut products and NEVER have I smelt pecans like this.  The only other time?  When my sister-in-law sent us pecans straight from her tree.  Jessica uses cherries straight from her home state of Michigan in her Almond Cherry.

I personally love cereals and granola, so I have tasted many brands.  I really think this was by far one of the tastiest.  Every bite was crunchy, nothing tasted stale, which I find is a problem many times with granola.  You tasted nothing but high-quality ingredients.  Our granola was delicious in some almond milk!

So, what are some yummy ways to enjoy Jessica's Natural Granola?  Check out all of the delicious recipes!  And if you have never heard of this delicious brand, you can find the store closest to you!  It looks like Jessica's Natural Foods is sold at the Whole Foods I shop at!  I really think these products are priced really well too compared to other granola products I have bought in the past. Jessica's web special is Buy 6 bags and get 2 FREE.  This comes out to around $5.25 per each 12oz bag. I really do not think you can find anything cheaper than that for ALL-NATURAL ingredients   

Jessica's Natural Foods is going to giveaway 1 pouch of each granola flavor to 1 lucky reader!  Giveaway is open to US residence, 18+ up.  Enter via the rafflecopter below!  

Good luck!

Oransi Fridge Air Purifier Giveaway

As much as we would all like to admit we clean our refrigerator out weekly, there just is not time for that sometimes!  There are much more important things to be doing, like playing outside with your kids!  Unfortunately, thanks to all of the different types of food products we put into our fridges, they often times can be a smelly place.  How unappetizing!  That's where the Oransi Fridge Air Purifier comes in to do your dirty work!  Apparently, if you put an open box of baking soda in your refrigerator, it soaks up the smells.  I, however, never had this work for me and the only thing that I had happen is a mess of baking soda all of my fridge from knocking it over.   A mini air purifier, the Oransi silently removes odors and bacteria.  

I was pretty shocked when I received the Oransi Fridge Air Purifier to review at how tiny it is!  Standing at only about 4 inches high - the size of a soda can - it packs a powerful punch.  I opened up my Air Purifier at around noon today, right after I went grocery shopping.  I noticed it was smelling a bit off as I was putting my groceries away.  By about an hour or so later when I opened up my fridge again, I definitely noticed a big difference, as whatever I was smelling before was now gone.

The Oransi Fridge Air Purifier costs $29 and runs on two AA batteries, which will last anywhere from 45-90 days.  It's built-in micro processor controls the operation of the purifier so that it will cycle on and off to save battery life.  It's a negative ionizer, with no expensive filters to replace and no ozone produced.  It's completely silent because it has no fans.  The Oransi Fridge Air Purifier ships free, comes with a 30 money back guarantee and has a 1 year warranty.   

Oransi is going to give away a Fridge Air Purifier to 1 lucky reader, 18+ and only in the US (no PO Boxes)! 

Simply enter through the rafflecopter below! 

Good luck!