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 18, 2013

Real Kids Shades Giveaway!


If you know me you'd know that I slather the sunscreen on my kids. I want to protect them from skin cancer now & for the future. Another thing most people don't realize is that the sun can also cause major eye damage. Water play & skiing are the most damaging to the eyes besides staring straight into the sun, which you should never do by the way! You should wear protective eye gear as often as you can. Did you know that children's eyes are at increased risk for permanent eye damage from sunlight until they're at least 10 years old? Yea.. Scary, and unlike skin cells, eye lenses cannot repair themselves. Once they're damaged they're damaged forever and can lead to serious eye disease and even blindness!


Real Kids Shades makes great sunglasses for kids. They're not like the cheap crap you buy at toy stores. Actually wearing those cheap glasses can do more harm to a child's eyes wearing them than not wearing anything at all. Shaded lenses without 100% UV-A/UV-B protection will relax pupils, causing them to dilate and let more harmful radiation into children's eyes. Yuck! Real Kids Shades are specifically constructed to fit kids faces and their lifestyle. All their sunglasses are made exclusively for infants and children in kid-approved styles that are shatter proof, impact resistant and adaptable to sports and active lifestyles!


E is wearing the Glide shades. These are Rubber-tipped temple pieces and wrap-around metallic frames make these the kids’ shades that Mom and Dad will try on when no one is looking.


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These glasses are wonderful and I love that they come with detachable neoprene bands that are water proof. C was able to wear them in the pool, jump off the rock and go down the slide without them falling off. C is wearing the Xtreme sport shades. Like C these shades are made for the most active kids, with features designed to stand up to skiing, wave running, and triathlons.


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I love the black because it's gender neutral. When C was done wearing them my niece wanted to try these babies out!


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L is wearing the Flex shades which are made from TPE-a rubber like material that bends and twists but doesn't loose its shape.


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So what's so great about these shades? They're lead-free with no bisphenol Aand no phthalates. They use category 3 Smoke Grey in most of their lenses because it gives excellent shading for strong sunlight, but are transparent enough to let you see your child's eyes. This is very important for children who can't speak. They communicate with their eyes so you want to be able to see their eyes at all times. Real kids Shades are so confident that their shades meets the highest quality standards that they back up your purchase with a 100% replacement warranty! They have various styles and sizes ranging from 0-12 years.


You can purchase your RKS for about $15-$20, a small price to pay for incredible protection. These sell in over 1,500 retail stores & 32 countries including Europe, Asia and South America or you can order them on line from RKS


So are you ready to win a pair!


*winner can choose any pair* Brought to you by BabyDashCo


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Friday, May 17, 2013

Funkins Reusable Napkins Review and Giveaway



Funkins were created to make lunchtime more fun and environmentally friendly.


Funkins are the inspiration of MyFunkins Founder Lisa Baumgartner, who in 2005 found herself in need of washable napkins for kids when her son Braeden’s school asked parents to help reduce school lunch waste. But there were none to be found!

Eight years later, with Brett and Rachel also in school, Lisa was surprised to discover there were still no kids’ cloth napkins on the market! And so, Funkins were born.

Now, when Braeden, Brett and Rachel open their lunch boxes and see their Funkins, they are reminded that mom is thinking of them. And envisioning her children’s faces when they open their lunches warms Lisa’s heart!



They come in so many different designs to choose from. So cute for boys or for girls. My youngest daughter loved the ladybugs. My 5 year old son loved the dinosaurs. I loved that each child can pick their own so that they have a special napkin all their own. I also love that you can write their names on the tag.



the other side of the tag is the name area. This is the washing instructions. So much nicer that plain white napkins that you throw away. Having these Funkins sets you apart and makes you unique. These are great to use and do not harm the environment!

Just toss them in the wash and use again! Each Funkin costs @$12 each or 3 for $30.

Check out their neat designs. I am loving this one that I didn't see last time, it is little ninjas! My 5 year old says he would like to be a ninja when he gets older.



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Five Lil Bass In Tow was sent these 4 Funkins to test and post my honest review. This blog is not responsible for prize delivery.

Rollick-The Game Chef Review



We LOVED this game! We are always looking for the next new game for our family or our churches youth. Being the Jr High youth leaders at our church we try to have fun nights for them that create unity. I like them to have to work together to accomplish a goal.

The Hysterical Game of Clues and Collaboration
Ages: 10+ Players: 6+ Learned in: 2 minutes Stock: #8283 Suggested Retail: $24.99 ROLLICK! is a hit party game that’s a fast and furious team competition.

With ROLLICK!, the entire team works together to act out clues for one or more players to guess. It’s a hysterical, fun, fast-paced, team charades competition games that’s an absolute riot at parties, family gatherings, work events, holiday celebrations, with friends, and even loved by teenagers!

With over 750 clues, including words for younger children, suggestions for large and small groups, and other fun variations, no game is ever the same! For hours of hysterical fun – the choice is ROLLICK!


We played this in service one night and the kids went nuts for this game!



The kids laughed so hard at some of the other people in the gym were wondering what was going on. Our teens are ages 12-16 that played and there were 12 of them. We split them in 2 groups of 6 each for more fun. The red side would be great for the older kids or adults, where the blue side had easier words and was perfect for our youth kids.



My son was being smart because I told him to hold that up for a picture.



If you are looking for a great group game to play and have a load of fun, this is the game for you!!

Check out all the cool games that The Game Chef has to offer
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Five Lil Bass In Tow was sent this game to test and post my honest review.

Tru Kid Sunscreen Review and Giveaway

Summer weather has sprung and the sun is beating hot! Since we have young baby skin in the house right now I want to make sure that she is covered. We have been having our jr high youth garage sale the last few days and I am burnt pretty good. The baby, however, is not! She barely has hair and it's got red in it. If you know anything about red heads it is that they burn really easy. Tru Kid All Natural Sunscreen has truly saved her skin.



Hope you can see my burn vs her pale skin.



Going Scuba Diving or Surfing? TruKid Sunscreens are Gentle on the Earth and are safe for our oceans. Highly Rated on EWG for Safety. This new formula does NOT contain Vit. A and is Non-Nano. We use micronized particles for our zinc. For best results, reapply every 40 minutes.


INGREDIENTS:

Zinc Oxide 20% Purified Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Capric Caprylic Triglycerides (coconut), Sorbitan stearate (vegetable), Polyglyceryl-4 Idostearate, hexyl laurate, Cetyl dimethicone (sand), Dimethicone, Castor Oil, Magnesium sulfate (epsom salt), sunflower oil, jojoba oil, cucumber extract, Camilla sinesis green tea oil, Vitamin E extract, punica granatum extract (pomegranate juice), Hyaluronic Acid, *polyaminiopropyl biguanide ,Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin, Citrus Grandis (grapefruit) Oil, Citrus Junos (yuzu), Citrus Aurantifolia Dulcis (sweet orange) Oil

*polyaminiopropyl biguanide ( extremely mild antimicrobial, no formaldehyde or donors, non-solvent & non-genotoxic)

All Organic Ingredients in this product are listed in BOLD

Does NOT go on greasy! Rubbed on easy and did not leave a white tint to your child's skin. That is a huge plus.

$13.99 each tube






Going Scuba Diving or Surfing? TruKid Sunscreens are Gentle on the Earth and are safe for our oceans. This Sunscreen is Reef Safe!!! Highly Rated for safety on SkinDeep/EWG/Cosmetic Database. For those on the go days. TruKid's Sunny Days SPF 30+ water resistant is a great way to enjoy the outdoors safely. Easy to apply and non-greasy, your kids will actually have fun using this sunscreen! Truly all natural, this mineral-based sunscreen protects from both UVA/UVB rays. Please reapply every 40 minutes for best protection. TruKid Sunny Days Face & Body Stick SPF 30 Water Resistant - Does not contain Vit. A



Active Ingredients: titanium dioxide 8%; zinc oxide 5% Inactive Ingredients: glycine soja (soybean oil), cera alba (beeswax), butrospermum parkil (shea butter), aloe barbadensis leaf extract , prunes amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond oil), citrus aurantium dulcis (orange oil), tocopherol (vitamin e), citrus grandis (gragefruit oil), cocos nucifera (coconut oil), citrus tangerina (tangerine oil), rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary leaf extract




They want their customers to have a positive experience with their products. To be sure that a skin care product works for you and your kids, they recommend for any new skin care product that you first do a Patch Test.





•UVA/UVB Broad Spectrum
•All Mineral, non-chemical
•Water Resistant

This is great for those little chubby cheeks! It is so hard to get them to sit still while you try to put suntan lotion on their faces. But this makes it easier. At least in our house it does. The girls love chapstick and this is what it looks like. So coming at their face with this does not make them flinch. Great so you don't get it in their eyes.


$9.99 per tube





Get them while supplies last. They are the Perfect Stocking Stuffer or Teacher Gifts for the Holidays. $8.99/set 10 bracelets total. Super Fun, Super Stretchy, colorful bracelets. 100% silicone, non-toxic, non-latex. They are not just bracelets, but cool headbands too, and you can create all kinds of fun games. Wear some and share some with your friends. This set includes the phrases "Do one thing everyday that makes you happy", "The best way to predict the future is to invent it", "If you can dream it, you can do it", "Kindness is the language everyone can understand", Peace signs. Also shapes: flowers, peace sign, stars, circles and hearts.


All kids love those neat rubber bracelets. My kids are in love with them and usually have them half way up their arms. These ones are neat as they have saying or symbols on them. Your little bracelet lover will enjoy!

most of their bands are $4.99 for the set these are $8.99 for the set.

http://www.trukid.com/

https://www.facebook.com/TruKidProducts

There are so many different types and brands of sunscreen out there. But if you want one that is great for your baby and has a great SPF level so there is no chance of sun burn this is the brand for you. It is also not expensive. Parents have enough to worry about without the worry of their little angel getting a sunburn. Keep them safe!


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Five Lil Bass In Tow was sent these 3 items to test and post my honest review. This blog is not responsible for prize delivery

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Bobee Diaper & Wipe Dispenser Giveaway


Bobee Diaper & Wipe Dispenser Giveaway


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The Bobee diaper & wipe dispenser is a wall-mounted diaper stacker and wipe caddy that allows for one-handed access so you can keep one hand safely on your baby. The diaper caddy comes white and is customizable with included colorful decals to decorate and match your nursery room decor. Changing table space is freed up for other important baby items, and the diapers and wipes are up and out of the way from curious little hands. The dispenser fits high quantities in all sizes and brands of disposable diapers. Pre-package wet wipes fit neatly below.








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The Bobee diaper & wipe dispenser comes white so you can decorate it with wall decals, paint or stencil it for a complete custom look to match your nursery.





Actual prize shown, diapers & wipes not included (decals are removable and you can create your own look with the eight colorful decals you'll receive with winning this prize).

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Enter to win a diaper & wipe dispenser and a full set of additional decals


(eight colorful decals, dispenser, mounting hardware and instructions all included)


Over $70 retail value - Open to the US


Last day to enter, May 31st.


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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Pedi Protexx Review and Giveaway






We've all done it! All our girlfriends have too! And it is SO FRUSTRATING!

You've paid well-earned money for a pedicure. You've enjoyed it, but now you don't have the
time to wait to let it dry. So you put on the flip-flops and head out the door, only to bump your
foot or drop your keys and smudge your perfect pedicure.

Pedi Protexx is a revolutionary new product that protects wet toe nail polish from the minute it is
applied until it is dry. Rework and retouches are reduced significantly. Smudged polish eats up
productivity time, and it is annoying.

Pedi Protexx surrounds the foot with a protective shell large enough to prevent damage to the
wet polish even if the foot bumps against something. The Pedi Protexx plastic hood slides on
any flip-flop type sandal. The device stays in place due to the patented design that grabs the
thong of the flip flop. One size fits most feet.

You can walk or drive while wearing Pedi Protexx.


Here is the frustrating look of a pedicure not dried before walking away.



But with pedi protexx you can hopefully save that from happening. Now I have to say that the way I walk it was a little difficult to use. I walk on the outsides of the feet. But my mom used these when she got a pedicure when she visited last week, it worked for her. She was thrilled to get to use this.





These are made of a nice sturdy plastic. The tops have vent holes to let the air in and the polish breath so the toes can dry.

Check them out at
www.pedi-protexx.com


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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.

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.

Mama Francesca Parm. Review



My family loves parmesan cheese! We don't just use it on pizza either. We use it on chicken, spaghetti, mashed potatoes and fried potatoes, just to name a few things.



Each kid got to pick from the many yummy kinds that they have.





Mama's Philosophy
Mama Francesca believed that meals are about more than just sustenance. They are an experience and an emotion. Why put it into words, when it can be said much more eloquently with basil, tomatoes, or Parmesan? That’s why we choose cheeses aged for the right amount of richness and flavor, and pursue the perfect blends of cheese and spice. We want to make sure you don’t just taste your food. We want you to feel it with your heart and soul. Welcome to the family.


There are so many different flavors of parmesan that I didn't even know were out there.

The list of flavors:

Parmesan and Romano
Parmesan Asiago and Romano
Classic Parmesan
Parmesan and Red Pepper
Parmesan Oregano and Basil
Parmesan and Garlic


INGREDIENTS:

PARMESAN AND ROMANO CHEESE: (PASTEURIZED PART-SKIM COW’S MILK, CHEESE CULTURES, SALT, ENZYMES), CELLULOSE POWDER ADDED TO PREVENT CAKING, POTASSIUM SORBATE TO PROTECT FLAVOR.

CONTAINS MILK

All Mama Francesca premium cheese products are GMO and gluten free.

Available At

Kroger Rainbow
Publix Copps
Giant Pic n Save
Stop n Shop Mariano's
Martin's Tonys Finer Foods
HEB Caputo's
Woodman's Walmart
Harris Teeter Ingles
Giant Eagle Sam's Club (IL, WI, MI)
Food Maxx

Product selections will vary by retailer

The flavors are great tasting for everyone in the family, not just the adults! Tonight we got to use the Parmesan and Asiago one on our fried potatoes. The kids downed then so fast. There weren't any potatoes left over!

Great job Mama Francesca! Another great thing about these products is that their price isn't that bad! Go grab some and enjoy some great Italian tasting foods.



We give Mama Francesca 2 thumbs up!

https://www.facebook.com/MamaFrancesca

http://www.mamafrancescacheese.com/#

Five Lil Bass In Tow was sent a nice box of goodies to test and post my honest review.

Outrageous Rags Giveaway

Read and enter this wonderful giveaway!









Sponsored by:  Outrageous Rags


Hosted by:  The Stuff of Success




Judy owns Outrageous Rags - an Etsy store with some fabulous clothing.  Although Judy has been sewing since 8th grade - like me, she really started sewing when she became a mom.  I swear that is a requirement for being a mom...  She has even sewn for an Arabian Stallion so he could participate in equestrian competitions.  Next she started sewing for high school theater and Rennaisance costumes.  





Now Judy and her fully grown up daughter work on clothing together for Outrageous Rags.  Judy does the embroidery and sewing while her daughter does the clothing pattern selection creating coloring and patterns where no two will ever be the same.  Together they create tunics, caftans, capes and ponchos - many with a special emphasis on plus size.  Together their Etsy feedback is a remarkable 100%!  You don't get better than that.  





Check out some items that are currently in her store:








A Fleece Cape







A Fleece Caftan or Tunic







A Rayon Tunic with Fringe







A Caftan







Swimsuit or Sundress Coverup





See more of Judy and her daughter's creations at Outrageous Rags





Since I am a plus size mom I was thrilled to find Outrageous Rags.  The shop offers clothing unlike anything I have ever seen anywhere else - and definitely not in any type of retail setting.    Judy was so gracious and sent me a tunic to review and show you all about it!  Check it out!  








 


And check out this embroidery and sequins!












Now guess what?!  Outrageous Rags is offering you all a 20% off coupon code:  DISCOUNT - simply input the code when you are checking out.  





And there is MORE - Outrageous Rags is offering a tunic of choice to one lucky TSOS reader.  




















Five Lil Bass In Tow is not responsible for prize delivery