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, May 31, 2013

Liz Lovely Cookies Review and Giveaway


Liz Lovely brings you cookies with a higher purpose. As Liz puts it, "Authenticity from start to finish." That means an uncompromising commitment to perfection, and a relentless approach to social responsibility. We don't cut corners, and we don't prioritize profits over people or the planet.

A Labor of Love

We've come a long way since 2003. It's been a treacherous road fraught with peril. Every day requires courage and dedication. But the rewards are many. Like the encouraging emails, phone calls, and visits we get every day from our fans. Thank you for your support. We couldn't do it without you!

Their Goals

1. Make real food using 100% natural ingredients.

2. Create sustainable jobs that support the American dream.

3. Bring hope & joy to people living without dairy, eggs, and wheat.

4. Promote cruelty-free food by being a certified vegan bakery.

5. Use green packaging alternatives as much as possible.

Liz Lovely has so many scrumptious flavors of vegan and gluten free cookies! My family thoroughly enjoyed each and every cookie that came in our box. There was not one that they didn't like. Each one was soft to the touch and moist to eat. A lot of times cookies need a glass of milk to eat them with, Liz Lovely cookies were perfect all by themselves.

My box came fully wrapped with care. There was even a pretty ribbon tied on top. It reminded me of how people used to get their boxes from the bakery back in the "old days". Liz Lovely seems to take the time to show you the care and love they put into their business.

Every flavor is 100% Dairy Free, Egg Free, and Certified Vegan

Each 2 pack of cookies is $3.99 each and worth every penny! http://lizlovely.com/collections/cookies-by-the-pack

The gift sampler boxes run from @$18-$26 each. http://lizlovely.com/collections/cookie-samplers-and-gifts

Liz Lovely also carries chocolate covered Oreo type cookies. Each pack of these costs $6.95 for an 8 oz pack.

If you join their fan club you have a chance to win free cookies. Who can beat free cookies!?

We got to try these awesome flavors: Gluten Free Snickerdoodle, Gluten free Double Chocolate Fudge, Gluten Free Ginger Molasses, Gluten Free Peanut Butter, Gluten Free Triple Chocolate Mint, and Gluten Free Triple Chocolate Mint. So yummy. A couple of the flavors were even sprinkled with sugar! I love sweets but we don't keep too many around the house so these were a great treat!

Check out their store locator to see if there is a store near you that carries these yummy cookies!



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Five Lil Bass In Tow was sent a goodie box of cookies to test and post my honest opinion. This blog is not responsible for prize delivery.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Roots Only Hair Coloring System Review

Roots Only is a reusable applicator system for hair liquids such as hair and scalp conditioners, hair color, moisturizing oils and other liquids used to apply to new root growth and scalp quickly and easily. The patented applicator has hollow teeth that allows solution to follow where treatment is needed. There is no parting, no sectioning and no mess. Roots Only also allows customers to achieve professional root coloring touch up at a fraction of salon costs.

Liquids flow through hollow teeth to the scalp and new growth at roots.
Moisturizes scalp in SECONDS!!!
Works on ALL hair types (long, medium, and short hair)
Comb & squeeze to apply liquids. No parting or sectioning required
Evenly distributes oils and color so you use less solution

I always hate throwing away all the bottles that come with hair dyes. Plus not always using the whole bottle because all you need to do is the new roots. Roots Only has got this covered. The Bottle is reusable and it does just your roots. I love the comb part as it separates the hair to get in deeper to the roots. Great system to use. Loved this product! Because of newly sprouting grey hairs I have to do my roots about every 2 months or so and this just made my job a whole lot easier!!

Facebook Fan Page. www.facebook.com/RootsOnly

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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.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Scott's Liquid Gold Wood Cleaner Review

10 oz. Aerosol Wood Cleaner & Preservative
Original Almond Fragrance
Time-tested organic oil formula, safely cleans, shines, dusts, restores, & preserves all natural or unfinished wood. Leaves no residue build-up. Contains no wax or silicones.

Time-tested organic oil formula wood cleaner
Safely cleans, shines and dusts wood
For use on all natural finished or unfinished wood surfaces
Original almond fragrance
Restores and enhances wood's natural color, grain and luster
Repels dust
Removes light wax buildups
Deep cleans new & antique wood furniture, cabinets, doors, paneling & woodwork
Replenishes wood's moisture, to protect against cracking, warping and fading
Brings out the true color of wood, lessening the appearance of nicks and scratches
Richens wood's tone by bringing back its natural color
Leaves no residue buildup
Maintains and preserves wood's beauty and prolongs its life
Cleans and restores shine on chrome, brass, stainless steel - all sorts of metal
Contains no wax, silicone, nuts or nut byproducts
Great for use as a stainless steel cleaner - restores shine; removes fingerprints, smudges and water spots; won't scratch surface. Can be used on refrigerators, sinks, dishwashers, oven fronts and fixtures

Wood gets so gross on top. It is hard to get clean when you can't use soap and water or it hurts the quality of the wood. If you just spray a little Scott's Liquid Gold on a rag and sweep it across the top of the wood product you are wanting to clean it makes it so nice and pretty! It makes the wood look almost new. So if you are restoring nice wood pieces, I would try this first.

If you enjoy our product, please encourage readers to connect with our social media outlets.
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/scottsliquidgold
Twitter: @scottliquidgold.

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.

Hugo the Happy Starfish The Last Bully Book Review

Happiness Begins With Respect

Hugo is a little starfish and so it’s not surprising that in this story he comes across several bigger fish in the ocean. Sadly, they are bigger fish with the wrong attitudes – they are bullies! After seeing his friend getting bullied, Hugo decides enough is enough. He forms the Anti-Bully Club and teaches the bullies a valuable lesson about respect.

By working together as a group, Hugo and his friends manage to show the bullies that there is always a bigger fish in the sea and that happiness comes from respecting others not bullying them.

THE LAST BULLY is great tale to teach a lesson about one of the biggest issues around.
This book is a great way to teach RESPECT.

Meet HUGO, a little starfish with a big heart and a curious mind.
In very story of the series he learns about a different character trade/ attitude.

The first and second book of HUGO THE HAPPY STARFISH is an
Award-Winning Finalist in the CHILRDEN’S MIND/ BODY/ SPIRIT category of the USA “Best Books 2011” and "Best Books 2012" Awards.

The key theme behind the HUGO THE HAPPY STARFISH series is that building character based on a positive attitude leads to a happy, self-confident and successful human being. I have written this exciting series of children’s books to help educate children about their feelings, their attitude, their choices, and the consequences that follow.

Through his adventures, Hugo learns many valuable lessons of character, life skills, and ecological alertness – all amid the backdrop of a magical underwater world and mystical islands.

In Hugo, children, parents, and educators will discover a lovable and engaging role model with whom they can identify. Each book offers a themed vocabulary to introduce the Spanish language to the reader. Each book also comes with a number of worksheets which are downloadable at no cost on our website.

We loved The Last Bully. I have 6 kids that I have taught and am teaching that being a bully is not a good thing. This is also a book that I feel some teens need t be reading! As Jr High youth Pastors we see this all the time. There are bullies everywhere and if kids are prepared for that maybe they will be able to cope better. In the backs of the Happy Starfish series book there are pages to write on or draw a picture. Hugo is a great roll for all kids. I recommend the Hugo series to all little kids ages 4-10. I'm glad I got to test this book. My son loved the story and our 7 month old loved all the colors and shapes. A few pages in the book has small words in Spanish. Great way to start learning.


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.

Hugo the Happy Starfish-The Secret to Happiness Book review

Do your kids love books? Mine do. But the problem is not all books have a good moral. Most are just fun to read. Hugo the Happy Starfish series has a moral to each story.

In The Secret to Happiness, Hugo is having issues with being sad. All Hugo wants to do is be happy. He finds a way to be happy for a minute but then is sad again. He finds a way to be happy for an hour, but then is sad again. On most pages there is a very small piece of Spanish. I love that! It really helps these days to know even a little bit of Spanish. Hugo in the end finds out what it really is to be happy. Suzy Liebermann did a great job on this story. I loved all the wonderful colors. Each page had vibrant colors and neat pictures for even the smallest of readers! Our 7 month old daughter loved the pictures.

I am really glad that I got to test this book.

An award winning children’s book:
Award-Winning Finalist in the CHILDREN'S MIND/ BODY/ SPIRIT
category of The USA "Best Books 2012" Awards, sponsored by USA Book News

Believing that happiness can be learned, feelings can be understood and that building character based on a positive attitude leads to happy, content, self-confident and successful human beings, Suzy Liebermann has created this exciting series of charming books about HUGO THE HAPPY STARFISH.
The series of books on character education aims to help educate children about their feelings, their attitude, their choices and the consequences that follow and includes an introduction to the Spanish language, lessons of character, ecological alertness and life skills—all amid a backdrop of a colorful island and mystical underwater world.


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.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Waxelene Review

The Petroleum Jelly alternative

Waxelene® is revolutionizing skin care. It creates the same waterproof barrier that doctors recommend petroleum jelly for but contains no petroleum or hydrogenated oil. Instead we use our patent pending aeration process that won’t clog pores and makes Waxelene® highly effective for any kind of dry skin. Not only that, it can be used for hundreds of other things just like petroleum jelly.

There are so many different things that you can use the Waxelene product for:
Soothing and moisturizing chapped, dry skin: Lips, elbows, knees, face, dry spots, anywhere!
Eczema & psoriasis.
My husband has psoriasis on his knees and elbows and other places. He used the Waxelene on his elbows to see if it would work. He went for a couple days without having to treat that area. The Waxelene made the scales go away. His elbows were still red but not dry, scaling and cracking. He could bend his elbows without it aching. That is a big thing to a person with psoriasis!
Winter and dry weather skin protection and hydration.
Keep noses happy - prevents and relieves irritation on nose & lips from runny noses and constant wiping with tissues.

Make-up & removing make-up: Add healthy glow to lips & face.
Dab on before lipstick - it will keep lips soft without melting away color.
Apply to arms or legs for a subtle sheen.
Remove eye make-up - apply a little to a towel or tissue and wipe off.
Add a bit to eyelids for a soft shine/dewy look.

Hands & Feet: Relieve drying effects from repeated hand washings, doing dishes, etc.
Moisturize cuticles.
Put on base of nails to prevent nail polish from getting on skin.
Apply to feet or hands before bed, then put on socks or gloves for incredibly soft skin in the morning! This way of using was also a good way to use the product as I have terribly cracked heels. You just apply and do as they say, put on a sock and let it soak in overnight! Great purpose.

Babies: Reduce diaper irritation (works great for cloth diapers too).
Put on eve brows to prevent shampoo from running into eyes.
Apply for cradle cap.

Sports: Running, biking, volleyball, diving, hiking, skiing, etc.
Lubricate and protect from chafing, friction, and wind burn all day long.
Wetsuit rash prevention - apply to neck and tight spots. Won't deteriorate wetsuit like petroleum products and no petroleum in the water!

Hair: For dying hair, apply to skin around hairline and ears to prevent staining.
Use to prevent fly aways and for styling.
Rub into ends of hair to hide split ends.
Control wild eyebrows.

After Sun: Soothe and moisturize tender skin.
Shaving or Aftershave: For face/legs etc. Moisturizes & lubricates.
Use for anything you would use petroleum jelly for and more!

How many products do you know of that have so many different ways you can use? I don't know of any really.


We are striving to provide you with the most eco-friendly product possible - including our product itself, packaging and energy. This is why Waxelene comes in a recyclable glass jar with a metal lid and powers our facility with 100% wind power. The normal plastic container you see everywhere is made of petroleum and can release toxins into the product and the environment. Many plastics cannot be recycled at all and end up in places like the pacific plastic garbage patch. We also use 100% post-consumer recycled boxes.

We love eco friendly products!

It's made out of Natural Soybean, 100% bees wax, organic rosemary and 100% vitamin E
Can't get any more natural than that!

You can buy Waxelene at Whole Foods, Bed Bath and Beyond, CVS, Natural Grocers and Pharmaca.

2 oz $6.99 and 9 oz is $15.99 Well worth the price!




Five Lil Bass In Tow was sent 1 jar of Waxelene to test and post my honest review.

Disney Store Giveaway

The Disney Store celebrated the grand opening of the newly designed store at Bayside Marketplace in Miami on Saturday, May 18, 2013. The newly designed store, along with the many others opening across America, offers a new concept that includes interactive and magical experiences for Disney fans of all ages, aiming to “Create Magical Moments for Guests of all Ages”!

In celebration of the grand opening, as well as in anticipation of the release of the Monsters University movie, they are giving away a gift bag complete with a 15" Monsters University Sully Plush ($19.99), a Monsters University Journal ($16.50), a Monsters University Water Bottle ($12.50) and a Monsters University Tote Bag ($3.50).

Giveaway starts Wednesday, 5/22/13 at 12:01am and ends on Thursday, 5/30/13 at 12:01am. It is open to US residents ages 18 and older. No purchase is required and a purchase will not increase chances of winning. Refer to giveaway widget for complete rules and details.

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Five Lil Bass in Tow is not responsible for prize delivery.