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, February 15, 2014

Jesus and Me Book Review and Giveaway

Open Your Child’s Heart to the Amazing Love of Jesus


This book retells the stories of Jesus. You can follow from His birth all he way to His death and then to His assending into Heaven.

Each page has a simple prayer of encouragement to your child. The pages are filled with a different colored top each. I like that the pages aren't just white. Kids get bored easy and with color it seems to help their interest.


What I personally think is cool is that in the back of the book it has a time line that kids can actually follow. Also there are a couple pages that have a Map and can you find pages


Nice thick pages for the kids. Not cardboard just nice thick pages. God is an amazing Father and I love that there are so many ways for us to share His love with kids, these days.

Jesus and Me was written by Stephen Elkins
About the Author

Stephen Elkins is an author, musician, and Grammy-nominated record producer. Elkins is also the author of the bestselling 100 Bible Stories, 100 Bible Songs; 100 Ways to Know God Loves Me; LullaBible; and Clifford the Big Red Dog Audio Series.

and Illustrated by Claudine Gevry. This is a must buy for that little believer in your life.

Who it's for
Boy 2-5
Boy 5-7
Girl 2-5
Girl 5-7



Just visit www.thomasnelson.com
This nice hardback book costs $14.99
http://www.thomasnelson.com/jesus-and-me-bible-storybook.html

www.amazon.com $10.79
http://www.amazon.com/Jesus-Bible-Storybook-Stephen-Elkins/dp/140032369X/ref=sr_sp-atf_title_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1392492242&sr=8-1&keywords=jesus+and+me+bible+storybook

Check out the other ways you can find out about these wonderful books

https://www.facebook.com/thomasnelsonfan

and Twitter
https://twitter.com/ThomasNelson

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Five Lil Bass In Tow was sent this book to test and post my honest review. Thank you for reading and have fun entering the giveaway!

Nuby Gator Grip™ Flip-it


Look no more for a cup that can hold up to your sporty child! My kids are constantly on the go. We have field trips, trips to the park, sports and more. This cup can take a beating! I am shocked as it didn't seem as tough as the normal heavy duty sippy cups the little ones in the house have. But my son has thrown his all over the place.




This cup doesn't leak either. So if he leaves the cup on the floor I don't have to worry about cleaning up a mess. The Gator Grip Flip It cup is for ages 2 and up. This cup still fits in the side pocket of my diaper bag, so when out with him and the baby, it's easy to grab and go. I love that I found this cup for my son. The orange is perfect so that when out I always know which cup is his. Very easy to find. Plus with the grip on the sides he can't drop this easily. This is a good size drinking cup, it holds 15 oz.

The hard straw runs down the base of the cup encouraging your child to hold the cup upright while drinking. I know that when he was younger it took him awhile to understand that you don't have to tilt the cup anymore like he did with sippy cups.

Such nice colors to pick from:

Each Gator Grip cup also comes with an elastic band that has a Gator on it. Our gets used as a bracelet. But I guess let your child use their imagination as what to do with this cute decoration.


Your child will enjoy this cup for a long time. There really isn't an age limit as it has a almost ageless design. I could even drink out of it if I so chose.

You can purchase this cup at many retailers.

◦Walmart
◦TJ Maxx
◦Sears
*Amazon for $6.99
http://www.amazon.com/Nuby-Sports-Flip-It-Green-Blue-15-Ounce/dp/B00G3KHSLU/ref=sr_sp-atf_title_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1392487556&sr=8-1&keywords=Nuby+Gator+grip+flip+it
*diapers.com $5.14
http://www.diapers.com/p/nuby-gator-grip-sports-flip-it-top-bottle-15-oz-blue-orange-red-or-yellow-761381


Nuby has a bunch of awesome cups for your child. You really should check them out. You can also find replacement pieces for their products quite easy.

Check out Nuby at all their Social websites
www.facebook.com/nubyusa

https://twitter.com/NubyUSA

http://pinterest.com/nubyusa/


I was sent this Nuby Gator Grip to test and post my honest review. I fully support Nuby and all the products that I have done reviews on for them. Thank you for reading!

Nuby No-Spill™ Insulated Cool Sipper



This step 4 training cup is great! It is BPA free for safe drinking, holds 9 oz of your child's favorite drink. This cup is the perfect way to keep your older child drinking the spill proof way. The semi level spout is just like drinking out of a regular drinking cup.



They have designs and colors for boys and for girls.



My daughter loves the bright colors. The Nuby Insulated Sippers are for ages 18m and up.
◦Soft silicone spout
◦Insulated base keeps drinks cooler for longer
◦Transitioning to open cup drinking
◦Encourages natural drinking action & oral development

I try to prefill the cups and set them in the fridge for when she would like to have a drink. The insulated base does keep the drink cooler a lot longer then normal sippy cups. We can put milk in the cup and if it doesn't get drunk right away it is still cold and drinkable about an hour later. No more wasted milk.


Available at these retailers:
◦Blain’s Farm & Fleet
◦Tuesday Morning
◦buybuy Baby
◦Bealls
◦SuperValu
◦Sears
◦Baby Depot at Burlington
◦JC Penney
*◦DD’s Discounts
*Walmart
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Nuby-2-Pack-9-oz-Insulated-Cool-Sipper-Girl-BPA-Free/33092452

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Nuby-2-Pack-9-oz-Insulated-Cool-Sipper-Boy-BPA-Free/33092453
$7.98 for a set of 2

Nuby has a bunch of awesome cups for your child. You really should check them out. You can also find replacement pieces for their products quite easy.

Check out Nuby at all their Social websites
www.facebook.com/nubyusa

https://twitter.com/NubyUSA

http://pinterest.com/nubyusa/


I was sent this Nuby Insulated Sipper to test and post my honest review. I fully support Nuby and all the products that I have done reviews on for them. Thank you for reading!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Ozeri Salt and Pepper Grinder


•Durable eco-friendly ceramic mechanism easily grinds peppercorns, salt and spices
•Seasons accurately with dual adjustable ceramic grinding mechanisms for salt and pepper that adjusts from fine to coarse
•Features an elegant stainless-steel exterior with an ergonomic non-slip grip
•Uniquely designed easy-refill system prevent spillage
•Transparent container makes monitoring pepper level easy and reveals the grinding action; Satisfaction Guaranteed

The Ozeri Duo Ultra Salt & Pepper Grinder utilizes a powerful eco-friendly ceramic gears and a space-saving design that combines salt and pepper chambers in one grinder. The Ozeri Duo boasts high quality stainless steel and an ergonomic non-slip grip for ease of use. The removable lid includes a slider to provide easy access to the salt and pepper chambers while minimizing spillage common to other products. The Ozeri Duo Ultra also features two adjustable knobs that precisely adjust the grind to your liking.

This item is great! We love to have fresh pepper on hand for my husband. Pretty simple to use if you follow the instructions. Just unscrew the pieces,
pour in the fresh pepper and the salt,
close I up and use.
Very easy. Each side has it's own grinder. Perfect to have around for dinner parties also.

Each grinder costs around $19.95 on Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/Ozeri-Ultra-Pepper-Grinder-Stainless/dp/B005UQKORI

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

Purex Crystals Fresh Mountain Breeze Review and Giveaway




Purex® Crystals Mountain Breeze at the start of the wash directly with your laundry detergent and take the freshness of your laundry to a whole new level!

Purex Crystals are my family's favorite Purex product! They make your laundry smell extra fresh and clean! Just shake some of the crystals in with your Purex laundry detergent and let the washer do the rest. My oldest son has very sensitive skin and Purex items are the gentlest on his skin.

Your laundry will never smell better, and the smell last longer!


How does Purex Crystals work?

Add Purex Crystals at the start of the wash cycle with detergent—no need to wait for the rinse cycle or use messy "softener balls" to get great freshness. This way it spends more time with your laundry, infusing it with fresh scents that can last for weeks, not days.


Are Crystals safe to use in any type of washer?

Yes, Crystals are specially designed for use in both traditional and high-efficiency (HE) washers. Just add them directly into the washer with laundry before you start the wash.

Purex items are also great prices compared to most other laundry detergent prices.



Hugo the Happy Starfish Simply Charming book review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.


Hugo is a little starfish whose home is at the bottom of the wide ocean. He longs to visit the real world, and one day he decides to go and find it. Hugo's journey to happiness isn't quite as straightforward as he hopes though. He is sent to a series of different islands where he is taught important character lessons.
By the end of his journey, Hugo has visited fourteen islands, made many more friends, and, most importantly, learned how to be a better starfish.

The book comes with a number of worksheets which are downloadable at no cost on our website.
The book is offered in two editions (a version with Spanish introductory vocabulary and an English only version) as well as in different languages such as German, Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese.

http://www.mystarfish.org/

My kids love to read about Hugo's adventures. All of his adventure's have morals to them. This one is about appreciation.


Each character has to learn how to appreciate things in life before they can get off the island. There is a tickle monster that tickles them endlessly till they finally learn the lesson of being appreciative towards the others. Hugo books always have bright colors and such a cute story that keeps the kids reading till the end of the story. I have lots of Hugo book reviews on the blog under book reviews. I think my favorite is The Big Bully Thanks for reading!

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.

Noxicare Natural Pain Relief Review


Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.


Noxicare™ Natural Pain Relief is a breakthrough natural, patented pain relief formula that is a proprietary combination of 7 of the world’s most potent natural pain relievers that quickly and effectively alleviate inflammation, muscle aches and nerve pain (burning feet)—with NO known side effects and without a prescription.

This elegant cream may safely be used every day, and will help relieve pain associated with: joints and muscles; inflammation; musculoskeletal disorders, neuropathy; and is safe for everyday use.


This was, in my opinion, a miracle worker! I have fully supported all of Noxicares products that I have reviewed. Each of them has proven to be the perfect, natural product for the pain it I said to help. This Natural Pain Relief Cream is a muscle miracle! If you are sore and achy just rub it on the achy muscles and in about 5 minutes the pain will have subsided and almost be gone. This product is all natural, no harsh chemicals to harm you or your skin. I fully recommend this product and if you are looking for more products from them check them out at these sites:

https://www.facebook.com/noxicare


https://twitter.com/DrGhorbaniDC

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.

Pine Bros Softish Throat Drops

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.



Ulysses S. Grant was President, the population of America hovered at 39 million, and the telephone was still a pipe dream, when in 1870 J. Herman Pine hung out a confectionery shingle on 8th Street above Walnut in Philadelphia and, along with his brother, sold their first batch of what they called 'Pine Brothers Glycerine Tablets.' In an attempt to relieve his own sore throat and those of his family members, Mr. Pine, a former German confectionery maker, determined that by combining the soothing natural qualities of glycerin with the healing properties of gum acacia, he could sooth and mitigate the mild discomfort of a sore throat. Add in some natural flavoring and a sweetener and voila, Pine Brothers Softish Throat Drops were born. "I have discovered something," Pine wrote, "which will give quick throat relief to thousands afflicted as I was." He added, "Perhaps I won't make much money out of this. But I can make people happy, and that's more important than money." Mr. Pine was being unduly modest, as his "discovery" would become one of the most successful, most delicious and most unique throat lozenges in the world. Nor has the recipe changed appreciably since it was first introduced to the public over 140 years ago.

In 1930 Pine Brothers was sold to the Life Savers Company and continued to flourish. Known for its 'soft drop consistency,' Pine Brothers lozenges became a favorite of adults and children alike. The product, which attracted healthiest sales in the eastern and northern states, due to its icy winters, reached its peak popularity in the 1970's. The company was sold by Life Savers, and then, having been re-sold and acquired a number of times, found itself essentially rudderless and under appreciated; this despite a legion of loyal consumers. Cost cutting changes were made to the original recipes, packaging became stale and marketing non-existent; Pine Brothers began to be made overseas. Sales declined.

Recently, Pine Brothers was acquired by the creator and former owner of Airborne, Victoria Knight-McDowell, for her new company 3 Sisters Home Products™. Much time and effort has been spent locating the original Pine Brothers recipes, redesigning the packaging, and creating an exciting yet classic new look. The natural product is once again being made in America, and is launching nationally in fall 2011. At which time old Mr. Pine, will succeed once again in "making people happy." God bless him!

My kids seem to like these cough drops mainly because it is more like a gummy bear than it is a cough drop. Most cough drops are harsh on the mouth. I would love to test out their cherry flavor also as I loved the honey ones.
As you are sucking on these drops it is a constant flow of thick honey flavor that flows down your throat and keeps it from feeling irritated.

There are so many places to buy these drops:
http://www.pinebrothers.com/where_to_buy.html

I loved the container that these come in. I is a pain to dig to the bottom your purse for those random cough drops. With Pine Bros they come in a cute container that is so helpful! No more sticky drops in the bottom of your bag!

Active Ingredients (per drop): Glycerin 62mg.
Purpose: Oral demulcent.
Inactive Ingredients: Gum Acacia, Sugar, Honey, Corn Syrup, Water, Natural Flavor, Sunflower Oil, Carnauba Wax.

Each "puck" costs around $3 and has, I'd say, around 20 drops in each container


Worth every penny!


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.

Ozeri Precision Digital Bath Scale (400 lb Edition)


Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.


Are you looking for a great scale that let's you weight over 250lbs? If so this is the scale for you. You do not need a bulkier scale or a hospital style scale. This one is pretty and it is light weight. If you are like my hubby who weighs over 315lbs you will love this scale. He hates to weigh himself. The Ozeri Precision Digital scale is very pretty glass with a large digital read out at the top.

The new Ozeri Precision Digital Bathroom Scale features auto calibration technology that makes tracking your weight easy, right out of the box. With the latest generation of Step-on Activation, your body weight is displayed immediately upon stepping onto the scale, with no tapping required to turn on or activate the scale. The Ozeri Precision Digital Bathroom Scale accurately displays results in increments of 0.2 pounds or 0.1 kilograms on its easy to read widescreen LCD, and uses 4 G sensors to capture weights up to 400 lbs or 180 kg with industry leading accuracy. The Ozeri Precision Digital Bathroom Scale also boasts a convenient unit button that instantly changes the unit of measurement from pounds to kilograms and optionally British stones. The Ozeri Precision Digital Bathroom Scale utilizes an oversized platform, impact resistant tempered glass, and durable construction. It is designed with accuracy, convenience and ease of use in mind. It also turns off automatically to conserve battery life, and runs on 1 Lithium 2032 battery (included) for the best in performance. Your Satisfaction is 100% Guaranteed.

We were able to weigh in different parts of the house and the scale read out almost always the same. Which is nice as some scales you weigh all different weights depending on where you set the scale.


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Ozeri has some other awesome products! I have about 3 reviews for them under Household product reviews on the main blog page. Check them out!

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, February 10, 2014

Nuby Sea Scooper Bath Time Scooper


The Nuby Sea Scooper is by far the neatest item I have reviewed yet!


Fun and interactive

You can just let the scooper hang on the wall or let your child's imagination run wild. Let them imagine they are Jonah being swallowed by the whale, or a sea caption whale hunting. Each scenario with this helps their little minds grow!

Scoop all of the toys and keep them together in one place
Perfect grip handle for easy scooping! I didn't even have a hard time holding onto it while it was wet. Large mouth opening so even the bulkier bath toys can be swallowed up and hung to dry.


Clean up time is fun
You can even hang the whale up on the wall of the bathtub and let your child toss the toys in, like a basketball hoop! This is such a fun item with so many uses!


Allows toys to dry quick and easily


I hate when bath toys still have water in them a couple days later when you go to give another bath. With the Sea Scooper you do not have that issue. The whale has large holes so all the water drains out pretty quickly. I would say give the whale's insides a good wash with soap and water then let dry maybe once a month. This is to prevent soap scum build up and any other bathroom build up.


◦BPA FREE
Keep your child safe from all the toxins in certain plastics

You can purchase this toy at:

Buy Buy Baby for $14.99
http://www.buybuybaby.com/store/product/Nuby-trade-Blue-Whale-Pail/1041173176?Keyword=nuby+bath
and at Bealls

Amazon for $16.95 plus free shipping
http://www.amazon.com/Nuby-Whale-Pail-bath-scooper/dp/B00BSEIB62/ref=sr_sp-atf_title_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1392046748&sr=8-1&keywords=Nuby+Sea+Scooper

Check out Nuby at all their Social websites
www.facebook.com/nubyusa

https://twitter.com/NubyUSA

http://pinterest.com/nubyusa/


I was sent this Nuby Sea Scooper to test and post my honest review. I fully support Nuby and all the products that I have done reviews on for them. Thank you for reading!