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, December 7, 2013

Spanish / English Learning Program for Children - THE EARTH / LA TIERRA

This book is the FOURTH in a series of bilingual books for children to either learn Spanish or English. THE EARTH - LA TIERRA teaches about the continents on earth.
The book is accompanied by a website were the book is available in an animated format as well as many games to practice the vocabulary.

I believe I have gotten to do a review on the first 3 books in the series already. Please feel free to check them out under the book reviews and baby and teen product reviews. Each of these books is very colorful. They are very child friendly. We just did a review for another Spanish/English product and it was supposed to be for kids and it was definitely not. I am thankful to Happy Language Kids for being so friendly.

If you are just learning to speak Spanish this is even good for you. It helps you learn the basics. Each item that they write in Spanish they write in English also. I liked this one because it showed countries and continents. Each page was a character dressed in costumes from the country the page represented. How cute is that? My 9 year olds favorite page was the page with the Antartic because she loved the penguins.

Definitely check out this book!


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.

Academic Planner Review

I am a home school mom. This was a great product to get to test out. I home school only 2 of the 6 kids in the house but the 2 I do teach are teens. I say that to show that we have to have everything as planned as possible. Having 6 children make that a necessity also.

We are lucky enough to test this at the perfect time. It has a 2013-14 calendar in it. The pages are nice and sturdy not some flimsy ones. The outside is made of a semi stiff material also. All in all this is the best planner for home schooling I have found yet. My only problem with doing this review is that they didn't give me a website so that I can put on here where to find or a price.

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.

Secret Clinical Strength Completely Clean Clear gel & Invisible Solid

When doing this review I tried to do a vs comparison with clean vs solid. It really didn't work as they were both great! What I did think was weird is that the Invisible Solid said to apply before bed. I don't know anyone who puts deodorant on before bed. The solid went on smooth no icky residue. The clear gel wasn't greasy. Also didn't hurt when used right after shaving. Usually gels burn if you use right after shaving.

I do not know a price yet as these are coming out at the beginning of 2014. Great deodorant and both were great!

You can check out all the types of Secret deodorants at www.Secret.com

Five Lil Bass In Tow was sent these both through Vocalpoint to test and post my honest review.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Day 3 Holiday Gift Guide - Ozeri Green Earth Textured Ceramic Nonstick Frying Pan

The lime green coloring on the pan caught my eye right off. Even with a blue and cream kitchen this is the pan for me!

The pan is 8 inches. This size is perfect for making scrambled eggs, 1 grilled cheese or an omelet.

I love the honey comb texture to the inside of the pan. We did not have to use butter or spray, the eggs just fell right out.

•Unlike other ceramic cookware brands, each Ozeri pan utilizes GREBLON ceramic - an ultra-safe ceramic coating from Germany which is 100% PTFE and PFOA free (no heavy metals or chemicals).
•Innovative textured pan surface delivers unprecedented non-stick performance without releasing harmful fumes or toxins at high temperatures.
•Scratch-resistant 100 percent ceramic coating that is super easy to clean.
•Made out of durable heavy-gauge die-cast aluminum with no heavy metals or harmful chemicals.
•Each pan boasts a comfortable heat resistant silicon coated handle, and a magnetized induction stove safe base for rapid heat transfer.

The bottom on the pan has ridges that help the pan sit properly on the burner. We have a flat top stove though so we aren't worried about that. But it is nice to have.

We absolutely love this pan already and have used it more than the other non stick pans, we own, since getting this in the mail.

You can purchase this pan on Amazon for $22.18

Are you looking for a great kitchen gadget for your hubby, wife or friend? Check this out!!

Five Lil Bass In Tow was sent this pan to test and post my honest review

Day 2 Holiday Gift Guide - Flat Iron Express

The 25mm to 18mm Conico Grande Clipless Curling Iron is definitely the most popular in the Conico series. Known for its versatility as a graduated iron, the Grande has been a favorite of red carpet stars, Hollywood stylists and beauty experts the world over. With the ability to give you the most natural curl pattern in the Conico family, you will be able to create tons of looks through the use of this patented cone-shaped carrel. No matter if your style demands large, soft curls, or if you want some wave at the root to inspire volume, keeping your curls at the ends, this size iron is ideal for use of medium or long hair. When your beauty regiment includes this one-of-a-kind iron, no one will ever believe your curls are "man-made" but rather, a case of fantastic genetics.

This is the 2nd product we have reviewed for this company and their products are awesome! Flat Iron Express runs sales all the time also. You do not need to pay the outrageous prices that you find at the mall. Each of their products are also guaranteed!

This clipless curling iron is so neat to use. It comes with the glove to wear so you don't burn yourself while using.

We used normal hair gel with this product. No high end products just simple hair gel and hair spray. The curl seems to stay perfect!

•Most popular iron in the Conico series and equipped with TRIBOSTATIC Technology and ergonomic design.
•Graduated iron with barrel that begins with a 1 inch diameter with gradual tapering to ¾ inch at the top of the iron.
•Used by Hollywood A-listers and featured on the covers of popular fashion magazines.
•Creates the most natural curl pattern of the series with large soft curls or waves at the root of the hair and smaller curls towards hair ends.
•Terrific on medium-length or long hair and provides an optimal range of curl sizes and patterns.
•Easy glide barrel, and quick cleaning, simply wipe the barrel to avoid residue build-up.
•Non-stick coated barrel and 8 foot tangle-free cord
•100% Heat Resistant Safety Glove included with purchase.
•One Year Warranty

Each time this clipless curling iron is used the outcome is different. With shorter hair you can curl all the way to the top of the hair, in longer hair you can go about hair way up. It has such a unique and beautiful outcome each time. The picture above it used in short hair...the picture below each girls hair turned out different depending on use and length. So pretty!

Can you spot the subtle differences? We love that about this product. Not every hairdo is the same! We fully recommend this product. It advertises that it heats up in seconds....it is true to it's word! We plugged in this iron and started counting. By the time we hit 10 seconds it was ready for use! No more waiting around while you need to get out of the house. This is plug in, curl and go!


Normal price $249.99 right now on sale for $129.99!! If you are looking for a product that will make you look like your hair has been done by a professional definitely check out this site!!




We were sent one Clipless Curling Iron to test and post my honest review.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Nuby Octopus Floating Bath Toy Review

Super fun bath toy! Our baby loved her bath time and didn't want to get out!

This cute toy has 3 rings to toss onto the legs. Our little ones loves the different bumps and textures on her gums. I know this isn't a teething toy but she chews on everything and these rings are not an exception. I love the face on the octopus! So cute and very friendly looking. I also loved that the octopus didn't have a hole in the bottom so it will not fill with water and get mildewed. Just sit on the side of the tub or in a mesh toy holder and off you go. No mess!

◦18 months +
◦Floats in water
◦Helps develop hand-eye coordination
◦Fun colors and shapes stimulate the senses
◦Includes 3 rings to toss and fit onto the Octopus arms

You can buy this toy at amazon


for $6.99

Bed Bath and Beyond



Buy Buy Baby







Five Lil Bass In Tow was sent this product to test and post my honest review

Nuby Gator Grip™ Pop-up™ Sipper Review and Giveaway

This Nuby Pop Up Sipper has made a HUGE hit with my 6 year old son! We still make the kids use sippy cups in the living room or to use in their rooms. My son opened the box and jumped with excitement. He doesn't get a lot of my review stuff. He ran upstairs telling everyone in the house he got an alligator cup! The colors are bright the gripper is perfect for his little hands. I love the gripper so that when it is full of cold water the condensation doesn't make him drop his cup!

See how bright the colors are?! Nuby has all different colors!

The pull spout is a soft rubber spout not the hard plastic as the cup. I think it helps the seal on the cup when you put the spout down. I have not had a leak issue with the spout down and it barely seeps out when the lid is up. Perfect for his age group of 6.

◦2 years +
◦15oz / 450ml
◦Pop-up™ spout
◦Free flow
◦Fun bright colors
◦Perfect for on the go drinking

I love that ALL Nuby items are BPA free, a much safe product to buy for my kiddos!

He takes this cute with him everywhere!

Dishwasher top shelf safe!

You can purchase these at


for $3.97 each

You can also try these places:
◦TJ Maxx





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Five Lil Bass In Tow was sent a Gator Grip cup to test and post my honest review

Nuby Dual-Flo™ Nickelodeon™ Printed Hard Spout Cup

Nuby has these for boys and girls. The boys get SpongeBob and the girls get Dora. The Dora come in pink, purple and pink with a yellow lid.

◦Hard spout cup
◦9 months +
◦9oz / 266ml
◦Dual-Flo™: the adjustable valve allows this cup to be No-Spill™ or free flow

◦Fun Nickelodeon prints
◦Perfect for on the go drinking

The only think that I am not fond of is when our little one throws her cup, which is done a lot, the valve piece pops out. Other than that awesome cup!! I love the color. It is top dishwasher safe. You can use the short piece on your bottle brush to keep the sipper piece clean. I also like that there is a place to write the child's name on it.

You can buy from Amazon for $7.49 each


Or you can get at Dollar General for $3.49 each


You can also check out these places
◦Tuesday Morning
◦Family Dollar
◦Ross Dress For Less
◦DD’s Discounts

Kmart is a huge seller of Nuby items so I would even check there to see about finding them. I know they sell the replacement pieces for these cups for around $2.49 for 2.





Five Lil Bass In Tow was sent this cup to test and post my honest review.

Day 1 Holiday Gift Guide - Giant Microbes with Giveaway

Giant Microbes are the most unique gift I have found yet! These Microbes are cute, some are cuddly and a great gift to give!

Cancer is a frightening prospect. But the newest drugs and medical advances are helping to cure more people than ever.

Our Cancer cell can be cured by turning it inside-out!

The Cancer Microbe was kinda neat in the aspect that when it is all grey and cancerous it has a frown on it's face where the zipper is and then when it is white and cured it has a smile on it's face. Cancer is a big thing in our family as we have has way to many family and friends die from it. My oldest daughter is considering going into children's oncology because of it. It is a quick and deadly disease. This was the perfect gift for my daughter. It's grey side was slightly stiff to the touch but the white side was nice and soft, cuddly!

This 5-7inch plush doll is $12.95


The Bookworm

Do you have a favorite bookworm? We do! And our book-lover is sure to interest just about any bibliophile.

My bookworm, besides myself, is my 13 year old daughter. She is found in a book more often then not.

This is the perfect gift for the bookworm on your list! Very soft and the yellow coloring is vibrant. Each 5-7inch Bookworm Microbe costs $9.95.


Computer Virus Worm


My husband and son are computer geeks! My husband does data base consulting for law firms and his office looks like NASA. He loves his new desk Virus! He was so impressed by his new toy he put it up right away. The Virus is not plush, but it was rag washable then allow to air dry!

When you open up the card attached to him it says: What is a Worm: A worm is a malevolent program that can spontaneously generate numerous copies of itself to travel around the internet and wreak havoc. Unlike a computer virus, it does not need to attach itself to an existing program.

Great for the computer geek in your household! Great decoration for their office. Also if you are looking for a great gift for a computer teacher....well here you go! Each Computer Virus Worm costs $9.95

In this same type item they also have Malware


Since my hubby got the Virus my oldest son got the Malware keychain. Perfect for a computer geek teen. Not a "stuffed doll" but a cool chain. Great for keys for his school id that he has to have on him everyday to get into the building.

Malware is a malicious piece of software (MALicious softWARE). It causes mayhem in cyberspace by compromising security, deleting files, sending spam messages, and stealing sensitive information.

Each keychain is $7.95 but they have one for each of the computer issues. This is such a neat idea!


I got the egg and sperm set a little while back and LOVE it! Everyone jokes about us having 6 kids so it was perfect!

So if you are looking for neat and unique gifts for the people on your list definitely check these 2 places! They have about every disease and virus you can think of! They even have a maggot! Check them out!



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Five Lil Bass In Tow was sent these sets to test and post my honest review!

Monday, December 2, 2013

The Story of Christmas Book Review

This is the cutest chunky book for kids. This book would make such a cute stocking stuffer or Christmas gift for that special kid on your list.

The Story of Christmas was written by Fiona Boon

The book is written in Dr. Suess style with it all rhyming. Children tend to learn by repeating words and rhymes. Bright Christmas colors on each page. The characters in the book are cartoon style. Great for children newborn- age 4. The book has chunky squishy cover with cardboard pages. The binding of the book has a red, plastic handle so their tiny hands can carry this book with them. Such a cute idea!

This book retails for $6.99 in the US. You can buy From Tommy Nelson for $5.24

What a great way to teach your youngest reader the true story of Christmas!

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Five Lil Bass In Tow was sent this book to read and post my honest review