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.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Culinary Couture Silicone Baking Mat Set Review





We love using silicone to bake with. No more burning your hands on metal or glass. You don't even have to spray with Pam.

You can use these silicone baking mats over 4000 times. You can't even use most cookie sheets that many times. They rust or just wear out.

My daughter loves to bake. So she uses these mats for everything. Cookies, muffins, and breads.

The silicone is easy to wash. Just use hot water and wash down with soapy sponge. Rinse and set out to air dry.

Do you like to bake? These would be great to add to your kitchen utensils and kitchen gadgets.

You can purchase this item from Amazon for $12.98


http://www.amazon.com/Culinary-Couture-Non-Stick-Silicone-Baking/dp/B00OF1M3IC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1431662121&sr=8-1&keywords=Culinary+Couture+Silicone+Baking+Mat+Set

BPA free and must better than cooking on foil and or metal.



Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Large Lingerie Wash Bags Review









Do your sweaters get snagged when you wash them? Do your bras come out of the wash hooked to other items. How about losing the matching sock? That is exactly why these fine mesh bags are made. I love all the room. Enough room for an adult sweater. Keep your personables safe.

Whenever we put an item in the wash with Velcro it ends up snagging the other items. Zippers get caught and tear other items. So if you are tired of this happening get a laundry bag.

We use it for baby socks. It is such a pain to go to the washer and find one of the baby socks missing.



This extra large lingerie wash bag measures 16 x 20 inches. Great for 4-5 camisoles, blouses, skirts or dresses, multiple scarves or leggings, many pairs of socks or 7-10 pairs of underwear.
Ideally suited for larger items such as sweaters, small throws, fine bedding (pillow cases, shams, dust ruffles or sheets), baby blankets and more...


You can purchase these for $12.99 from Amazon.com

http://www.amazon.com/Lingerie-Bags-Laundry-Delicates-Expensive/dp/B00U1U87ZE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1431573875&sr=8-1&keywords=2+WashGuard+-+Large+Lingerie+Wash+Bags


Gluten Free Brownie Thins Review



Yum, Yum and Double Yum!! A lot of gluten free products taste gluten free. This products is the best gluten free product I've ever tasted!! Every one in the house kept taking them. My sister who can only eat Gluten free in her diet, wanted more. I was able to point her in the right direction to get herself some.

My sister dreads going to parties and get togethers due to barely being able to eat foods out. Since she has started only being able to eat Gluten free products, I have been trying to make sure there are many different options for people. We have friends who are gluten free, my daughter is lactose intolerant and can only have foods made with skim milk. It is hard. You never know what person might have what.

My whole family has been watching out for these problems. My son came home with the need to bring a candy for Halloween party at school. 1 of his little friends was a child who can only have gluten free. We read every container of candy. We finally found a couple.

If you are looking for the best Gluten free treat, it is definitely brownie thins!! I will buy them any day!

Ingredients: Cassava flour, cane sugar, buttermilk (cultured low fat milk, sodium citrate, salt, vitamin A, palmitate, vitamin D3), butter (cream, salt), cocoa powder, five whole grain gluten-free flour (amaranth, quinoa, millet, sorghum, teff) expeller pressed non-GMO canola oil, unsweetened chocolate, potato starch, kosher salt, vanilla extract, sea salt, vinegar, cinnamon, baking soda

Find some gluten free peanut butter or whipped cream for added fun and flavor! Tastes great crumbled over ice cream.


Free for all Kitchen brand can be found in some stores

http://www.partnerscrackers.com/WhereToFindUs/

or can be purchased here:

http://www.partnerscrackers.com/PairingsRecipes/?search=all+in+the+kitchen

I was sent this product in exchange for my honest review

Celebrating Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Day on May 20th:

How Thirty Minutes Meant the Difference Between Life and Death for One Little Girl

By Blair Beggan, Director of Communications http://aams.org/


A half hour may not seem like much time, but life-changing events can happen in thirty minutes. You can complete a successful job interview, celebrate a wedding ceremony, sign the deed on your first house, or even have a baby. But for air medical professionals, thirty minutes can mean the difference between life and death for a patient. And for 20 month-old Lauren Harris, her air medical flight was exactly that. In honor of Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Day taking place on Wednesday, May 20th, we are honoring Lauren by sharing her story, and we celebrate the air medical professionals who helped turn her tragedy into a miracle.





February can be a dreaded month for parents everywhere. It brings rise to dreaded colds, snow delays, and lots of antsy kids waiting to get outside and play. But for the Harris family, February 2008 was especially bleak. Lauren, their 20 month-old daughter, had been suffering from an ongoing fever, and they decided to bring her to the hospital. It was just a couple of hours later that her parents received the news that Lauren was actually experiencing severe heart failure and needed to immediately be taken to a pediatric ICU.



Lauren was diagnosed with a cardiac ejection fraction (EF) of just 5 percent. Normal generally healthy EF is 55-65 percent. Her heart was failing and rapidly getting worse. Washington DC's Children's National Medical Center was notified that there was a critically-ill cardiac patient in need of pediatric cardiac intensive care. Knowing that not one second could be wasted, the pediatric critical care flight team was at her bedside in less than 30 minutes.



The Children's team embraces the hospitals "family- centered care" philosophy and strives to have a parent accompany their child on both air and ground transports. The Children's flight team took Lauren and her mother, Beth, to Washington, DC. Flight nurse Jonathan Godfrey and Flight Paramedic, Christina Martinka, clearly recall the flight even after the thousands of patients they've transported. According to Jonathan, she was one of the sickest patients that he had ever flown in his career with Children's. Procedures and medications that would normally work were severely limited due to her nearly nonexistent heart function.



For Lauren's mom, Beth, this flight was especially distressing. Describing the experience she says,

"In the helicopter, they talked me through where to sit, how to use the seat belt, and put my ear phones on for me. I could not hold Lauren but I was close enough that I could touch her face with just my pointer finger. And that is all it took for her to calm down and be ok for the flight." The nurses continued to care for Lauren until they landed in D.C. Once they arrived, Lauren and her mother were taken directly to the pediatric ICU where cardiologists were waiting at her bedside for her arrival. Medications and interventions were started within minutes of her arrival. Jonathan and Christina visited Lauren and her family regularly as she recovered over the next several months.



"The next day, Christina and Jonathan came by Lauren's room to check in on her. That is where the friendship started," Beth recalled. "They came in over the next several weeks to check on Lauren, my husband, me and the rest of my family. They became part of our family. Looking back now, I know that they were the very first step into my daughter's recovery. We have kept in touch over the years and Jonathan even came to our home to visit with us after her release. Christina and Jonathan are two angels that were sent to us to make sure my daughter and my family pulled through this unexpected journey."



Fast forward to 2015, Lauren is a healthy and active gymnast, having just wrapped up the Virginia State Championships meet in Virginia Beach over Mother's Day weekend. She won 2nd All Around!



Lauren's optimal outcome is a perfect example of the lifesaving services provided by EMS helicopters - rapid access to critical care, coupled with the highest-levels of patient care, while taking patients to the medical facility best suited to treat their specific needs. So this Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Day, make sure to give thanks to all the amazing professionals helping to save children like Lauren each and every day!


I was sent this piece to post. No compensation was received.

Inspired Baby Names From Around The World Book Review



With all the hype from the Royal family finally naming their daughter to movie stars and their unique baby names, it's a lot of work coming up with a name. Each child will be stuck with that name for the rest of their lives.

My husband and I took months to come up with names for our children. I do not like my name, never have. For awhile, in high school I went by my middle name. I loved that. We knew that a name is very important.

So many ways to help you come up with a name. Asking friends and family. Hearing a name in a store, that just catches your fancy. Your favorite movie star. Any of those way are great. But when all else fails....turn to a book.

I loved looking through baby name books. I was able to find the meaning of the name. So many variations of each name. We have 6 children and only 1 is spelled the "normal" way. But his name isn't one you hear everyday so I was ok with it.

We loved the name Marissa but my mother in law kept telling us she was going to call her Mary. So I came up with a way that she could not. Our oldest daughter is Myrissa. In no way can you get Mary out of it. We do not shorten our kids names.

This book says Marisa means beloved, love, seas mistress, bitter sea, rebellious, well, nourished, healthy, myrrh, of the sea. It also shows that it is the Spanish and Italian form of Maria.

I love this part...they it says. This I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment. Philippians 1:9 (KJV)


6,000 International Names and the Meaning behind them. by Neala Shane

I thought this book was unique in that each name came with a scripture verse.

You can purchase this book from Amazon for $16.65

http://www.amazon.com/Inspired-Baby-Names-Around-World/dp/1608683206/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1431534532&sr=1-1&keywords=inspired+baby+names+from+around+the+world

I received this book in exchange for my honest review

4 Baby Bandana Drool Bibs + Pacifier Clip






Super cute fashion bibs. Most bibs that you buy are all the round or square ones. Ones with quote about "I look like my Mommy" or "Daddy's girl/boy". I love this bandana look. Each print is fun.


I love that this Savvy Company has matching items. The binkie holders are a very close match to the bibs. Fun, bold designs for boys or girls. Black, red, yellow and grey bibs with chevron or polka dots to brighten your day.

- Made of 100% highly absorbent cotton with a soft comfy fleece backing
- Nickel-free snaps made to adjust to your baby's size (no itchy velcro or plastic)
- Trendy & stylish design that complements any outfit
- Functional bandana design doesn't lay flat like many other drool bibs
- Bandana shape allows the drool to catch on the bib while keep the baby's arms free to move around
- The perfect solution for drooling and teething babies!
- Pacifier clip can be use to keep your pacifier clean and dry OR used as a teething ring holder!



Metal snaps to keep them closed. The fleece backing is so soft.

Easy to wash. No need to separate out. You can wash with everyday clothes. No bleach.

Did a great job on the stitching. Nice and tight. Very sturdy. Great for even the messiest kid.

You can purchase this product from Amazon for $19.99

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00UR2ARDG/ref=sr_ph?ie=UTF8&qid=1431531600&sr=1&keywords=savvybaby

Monday, May 11, 2015

SH&SH #1 Hair brush Review




I hate looking for the perfect brush. Are the bristles going to bend with my hair? Is it going to pull and split my hair? Are the kids going to cry every time I use it on their heads? That is a lot of pressure for 1 item.

My daughters loved this brush.


With 6 girls in the house, a good hairbrush is a necessity. My 2 year old loves the bright colors and the mirror. She has deemed this her brush. It is great for all ages.


Her hair is the most wild due to all it's curls. The muggy weather isn't helping. But you sit her down and use this SH&SH brush, she will sit still.

It's design is so cute. Small which is good, just toss it in your purse or diaper bag.


I recommend this brush. I think my girls would give it a few thumbs up also.


You can purchase this brush from Amazon for $13.79

http://www.amazon.com/Hair-brush-detangling-Professional-GUARANTEE/dp/B00NLO0YGW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1431374317&sr=8-1&keywords=shsh+brush

Carpet Stain Remover





This carpet, pet stain remover is the BEST.

Product Description
From the trusted Makers of Leather Afterlife comes Carpet Afterlife, the safest, most powerful product yet to permanently remove all odors and stains left by your family's beloved furry members!

✔ Carpet Afterlife's Bio-enzymatic formula works to eliminate pet odors rather than simply disguising them.

✔ Since pets are known to "mark their spot", Carpet Afterlife's unique formula completely destroys the bacteria and odors that make up these stains, thus eliminating your pet's ability to re-soil the same spots over and over.

✔ In addition to being used on carpets, Carpet Afterlife can be used on all types of fabrics including upholstered furniture, pet bedding, kennels, carriers, and clothing.

✔ Safe for your pets, safe for your kids, safe for the environment.

We have tried so many pet stain removers and none really worked. It is frustrating. I thought I would just give this Afterlife carpet spray a try.

Here is my spot


1 minute after spraying the carpet


You should wait 15 minutes after spraying this on carpet. Well here is the result


I was totally amazed and overjoyed!

You can purchase this product from Amazon.com for $9.97

http://www.amazon.com/Carpet-Afterlife-Stain-Remover-Eliminator/dp/B00SX4IDZ4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1431366403&sr=8-1&keywords=Afterlife+carpet

If you are as frustrated as I was over stains and odors, I recommend you grabbing a bottle.

Baby Banana Toothbrush Review


This site has some of the most unique toothbrushes and teethers for children. Unique as in Corn Cobs and Banana shaped brushes. Our little one loved her brush.


Each brush has side handles so that your child's little hands can hold their own brush. Our little ones tended to choke themselves due to the straight shape of normal toothbrushes. Baby Banana Brushes are short and chunky. Great so that their is no choking. Also, no fake bristles.


At only $8.95 it is the perfect baby shower gift.

•Infant Teether and Toddler Toothbrush in one, with “peel” handles; able to hold a binky strap
•100% medical grade silicone; dishwasher safe for sanitizing
•4″ x 8″ x 1″

Perfect product for our sensory seeking 2 year old. She loves to chew, chew and chew some more. She has bracelets and necklaces and now this brush. Great for teethers ages 2 months to 12 months.

The colors and shape of their brushes are something that most kids would love to chew on. The handles are sturdy enough to hold a binkie holder.

http://www.babybananabrush.com/product/bbbt/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Baby-Banana-Brush/313538811436

https://twitter.com/BabyBananaBrush

https://www.pinterest.com/babybananabrush/

https://www.linkedin.com/company/baby-banana-brush-by-live-right?report%2Esuccess=se2U8YjzSfSLqmrvJWfkzmUYKl6uKkphatxlAbbto9OkvCyhhsMCP1nNWIEQv6pq2D50iVxJ

I was sent this brush in exchange for my honest review. Thank you for reading.

Help In Celebrating National Foster Care Month

There are quite a few myths that come with adopting from foster care. My husband and I privately adopted due to some of these myths. We didn't know. If we had of known they were only myths we would have adopted from foster care a long time ago.


Check out Bethany Christian Services and their social media accounts if you have any questions

https://www.bethany.org/

https://www.facebook.com/bethanyfans

https://twitter.com/bethany

https://instagram.com/thisisbethany/

https://www.linkedin.com/company/38605

There are so many children out there just waiting for their forever family. Are you one of those families?

I was not compensated for this post.