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 22, 2014

PicGIF Software Review

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

PicGIF is an easy and quick GIF maker that allows you to create fun animated GIFs from your photos and videos on Mac OS X. It allows to re-edit your existing GIFs.

Key Features: •Multiple import file formats: hundreds of image formats, GIFs, all common video formats.
Lots of customizing features: size, frame delay, frame order and sequence, text, etc.
Convenient export and share options.
Regarding video tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Z89p_D8Wpc
Check it on App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/picgif/id784260229?ls=1&mt=12

There are three new image generators. A text generator, name generator and face in hole generator. With the text generator you can make glitter words and texts. And with the name generator you can add your name to almost every image on this website. The Face in Hole generator allows you to place a face from a photo into another photo such as a bodybuild.

This is such a neat program!! It is easy and fun to use. Just pick the picture you want to add words to and then use their software to add the words to it.

Here is an example:

This program only costs $4.99

Version: 1.0.0
Size: 1.4 MB
Language: English
Seller: PearlMountain Technology Co., Ltd

Compatibility: OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor

This will only work for the Mac through the Apple store. To download PicGIF from the Mac App Store, you need a Mac with OS X 10.6.6 or later. Go check it out and have fun editing your projects.

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 Starfish Bridges of Creativity E-Book review

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

We absolutely love Hugo at our house!

Come on a sea adventure with HUGO THE HAPPY STARFISH as he finds out that HAPPINESS begins with CREATIVITY.

BRIDGES OF CREATIVITY (THE ISLAND OF CREATIVIYT) contains a great educational lesson about being creative.

The Hugo books are all based on Hugo's want to go to the real world. As Hugo is on his journey in this book he travels to the Island of Creativity. When Hugo gets to this island he meets Charisma. She tells Hugo that in order to make it on this island he needs to fire up his imagination. I am constantly telling my kids to use their imaginations when they play. So this book was perfect for this lesson. Hugo finds others trying to use their imaginations to cross the island. It takes Hugo a few turns but he is able to relax and use his inner imagination. When he does he discovers that he can do it.

Such a cute story and again with a great moral to it. That is why we love Hugo so much around here. It isn't just stories with mindless words. He shows kids what to do to get through life.

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.

‘HUGO THE HAPPY STARFISH - ISLAND ADVENTURES’ is packed with life lessons for kids, showing them the importance of appreciation, patience, tolerance and optimism amongst others.

Teaching children life skills can be tricky, but with this exciting book your kids will come across some of the most important lessons there are to be learned. Like Hugo, their journey to the real world will be full of character lessons along the way.

In Hugo, children, parents, and educators will discover a lovable and engaging role model with whom they can identify.

The story consists of 28 gorgeous illustrations showing a colorful and magical underwater world.

Children will laugh at the delightful characters, hold their breaths in suspense and love to read this story over and over.

The book is suitable as a read aloud book for preschoolers or a self-read book for older children.

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.

There are more HUGO THE HAPPY STARFISH stories waiting to be discovered. Make sure to read THE LAST BULLY and THE SECRET TO HAPPINESS, THE MAGIC OF THE MOMENT, ONE STEP AT ATIME and many more.

I have quite a few Hugo book reviews on my blog page. Just go to book reviews or baby and child reviews. Check them out the life lessons that Hugo provides your children will last them a lifetime.

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.
The stories were developed in conjunction with the author’s teaching experience at an International Baccalaureate® School and they support the different learner profiles and attitudes of the IB PYP curriculum.

Get your copy today and be sure to look out for more quality Kindle Books published by HAPPY LANGUAGE KIDS PUBLICATIONS!

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Glyco-Flex Review and Giveaway

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

Glyco-Flex is the number one brand for dogs with abonormal joint conditions and arthritis.

Joint Health

Their joint support formulas feature time-tested ingredients, such as glucosamine, hyaluronic acid, and MSM, to provide support for mobility, flexibility, and comfort.

Glyco-Flex I (puppies), Glyco-Flex II (adult dogs), or Glyco-Flex III (geriatric dogs)


Glyco Flex® II for dogs represents Stage II of our comprehensive stage of life program for dogs. Featuring 600 mg of Perna canaliculus, 500 mg of MSM, and 750 mg of glucosamine HCI, this product offers sporting breeds and adult and maturing dogs complete joint support. These tablets come in a palatable imitation roast chicken flavor.

Directions for Use: Initial: (4 - 6 Weeks) Up to 30 lbs: 1/2 tablet daily, 31 - 60 lbs: 1 tablet daily, 61 - 100 lbs: 2 tablets daily, 101 lbs and over: 2 1/2 tablets daily. Maintenance: (After initial period) Up to 30 lbs: 1/2 tablet every other day, 31 - 60 lbs: 1/2 tablet daily, 61 - 100 lbs: 1 tablet daily, 101 lbs and over: 1 1/2 tablets daily. If giving more than 1 tablet, divide between AM and PM.

Product Facts:

Active Ingredients Per Tablet:

Glucosamine HCl (Shrimp and Crab) 750 mg

Perna Canaliculus (GlycOmega™ brand

Green Lipped Mussel) 600 mg

Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) 500 mg

N,N-Dimethylglycine HCl (DMG) 100 mg

Manganese (as Mn Amino Acid Chelate) 10 mg

Inactive Ingredients: brewers yeast, natural imitation roast chicken flavor, silicon

dioxide, stearic acid.

CAUTION: Safe use in pregnant animals or animals intended for breeding has not been proven.

CAUTION: If lameness worsens, discontinue use and contact your veterinarian.

CAUTION: Administer during or after the animal has eaten to reduce incidence of gastrointestinal upset.

Store in a cool, dry place.

For use in dogs only.

WARNING: For animal use only.

WARNING: Keep out of the reach of children and animals. In case of accidental overdose, contact a health professional immediately.

GlycOmega™ is a Trademark of Aroma New Zealand LTD.

We have a 6 year old Yorkie pure bred dog. She is like family to us. When I was offered to test out these chewable tablets for her joints I jumped on it. The older she gets the slower she gets. She seemed to move a little easier when taking these. She wasn't too happy about them at first but we smeared peanut butter on them and she loved it! She is a smaller dog so Sophie only gets half a tablet a day. The tablets have a nice indentation on them for easy splitting. I am happy with the outcome. It's hard to post pics of before and after but she is moving better. Thank you Glyco-Flex for helping her not move like an old dog.

This company has these for Humans, cats and dogs. You can check them out at these social media outlets:





You can buy them from your vet and many other places.

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.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Toopy and Binoo Kids Cartoon Review

Toopy and Binoo is a Canadian based cartoon for preschoolers. I can't tell you how much this cartoon caught the eye of even my 16 month old. The colors and voices are enthralling.
Toopy is a funny, friendly, optimistic, impulsive mouse whose insatiable zest for life is matched only by his love for his best friend, Binoo. Binoo is a lovable cat who is logical, sensible, and thinks before he acts. Binoo is devoted to his best friend Toopy

If you go to PBS Kids http://pbskids.org/toopyandbinoo/ there are games and free printable activities to go along with the show.

Youtube has a whole channel specifically set for Toopy and Binoo episodes. You should really check them out!


Our youngest kids loved these 2 characters. And Toopy really seems to take good care of Binoo just like brothers should not just friends. Great showing of friendship.

You can also play games to go along with this show at http://www.toopyandbinoo.com/

Toopy and Binoo are characters that actually love life and each other. Check them out!



If you live in Canada there are even products that you can get your preschooler.

Only sold in canada

Disclosure: I received Toopy and Binoo products in exchange for a post about the show. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Ellore Femme Hair Chalk

Little girls love to have different colors in their hair. Ellore Femme has come up with an easy way to do that with out all the chemicals. Moms will also like this hair chalk is not permanent. Girls can have as many different colors on as many different strands of hair as they want. With hair color you for the most part have to have 1 color. My girls loved the Ellore Femme hair chalk! My girls are 12 and 9. My 6 year old son even got involved and had reddish orange hair for awhile. The hair chalk is very easy to use. The child just dampens the hair that they are going to color and then rub the chalk along that strand of hair. That strand turns a pretty color.

With hair chalk you daughter or son does not have to wait for Halloween to make their hair different colors. This would be great for sporting events also.

Full description of Ellore Femme Chalk 24 Mixed Fashion Colors Pack.

The Box set contains 12 fashion colors, package comes with instruction and ingredient.
Their high-quality Hair Chalk provides your hair with everything you need to look fabulous.
With this 24 pack of hair chalks, You can find the most popular high fashion colors in the box. You will get a rainbow of chalks that will work on any color of hair.
Use these Pastel chalks to Chalk hair is easy:
1. Get your hair damped where you would like to apply the colors.
2. Rub on the pastel on the damp section of hair.
3. Straighten or curl your hair after finished Rubbing.
4. You can also do this with dry hair, just wet the pastel and rub onto your hair.
Hair chalking is the latest trend this season. No commitment, affordable price and easy to use! Why not have a try? This item contains 12 assorted colors of hair chalks as showing in picture. They are professional Soft chalks which are perfect for hair chalking. No matter what colors are good for your hair, you can find it in the pack.
A few Tips you should read before Chalking your hair:
1. Using a curling or flat iron after chalking can help seal your hair if needed.
2. Blondes may have to shampoo a few times before the color fully rinses out.
3. When Doing the hair color chalk, you should take care of your clothes and hands. You can wear a needless T shirt or something like that and wear a glove.

IMPORTANT: Avoid eye contact. Avoid digestion. If contact or digestion occurs, rinse thoroughly with clean water and seek medical attention. Keep away from young children. Recommended ages 8 and up. Use of gloves is recommended in application. No danger to skin or hair. Hair chalk may break into multiple pieces during use, transport and/or changes in temperature. You may continue to use broken hair chalk as normal.

The hair chalk washes out easily in the shower and causes no problems with staining. Great for all the little girls who love to have their imaginary play!