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, August 20, 2016

Monkey Nuby Snoozies with Binkie

My little girl has sensory integration disorder. She has the need to chew almost all the time. We have expensive chewies and we have Nuby chewies. She seems to like the Nuby ones better. Nuby has so many different chewy items. Just look for the teething items. Nuby is so much less expensive and yet withstands so much. She has 3 year old teeth and we have not had any Nuby item break or tear. I stand behind the Nuby name.

How cute is this with the stuffed animal attached to it. The other binkies like this one are permanently attached to the binkies. This one is detachable for easy washing. Plus, if anything happens to the binkie you can replace it.

You can purchase this from Amazon for $10.99


Love Love Love that all Nuby products are BPA free for your child's protection.

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I was sent this binkie set in exchange for my honest review

Nuby 3 pk Non Drip 10 oz Bottles

My grandbaby loves these bottles. She was used to the Dr. Browns bottles but when I got these to test, she took to these really quick. My daughter likes the small well in the tip of the bottle nipple. Unique skirt on the nipple flexes to allow air into the bottle.

The bottle nipple has bumps on it. Provides teething nubs for massage and stimulation of gums. Helps so much for teething infants and toddlers.

Excuse the half naked baby. She keeps taking her clothes off. The colors of the bottles are so pretty. Each color can be used for boy or girl. The shape of the bottle itself is great for easy holding. Little hands have a hard time in holding a heavy, liquid filled bottle.

You can purchase these amazing bottles from:

Available at these retailers:
$9.20 for the set of 3 from Amazon
◦buybuy Baby
◦TJ Maxx
◦Baby Depot at Burlington
◦Ross Dress For Less
◦JC Penney
◦DD’s Discounts
◦Big Lots!

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I was sent this bottle set in exchange for my honest review

Rustic Pizza Crusts

My family had fun making these pizzas. We don't get to have pizza too often because the size of our family.

We had cheese and mushroom pizzas. The sauce was super yummy and the crust was so easy to prepare. These do freeze well, also.

The kids devoured the pizzas and asked for more!


· 1 Italian herb pizza crust

· 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded thin

· Salt and pepper

· 2 cups flour

· 3 eggs, beaten in bowl

· 2 cups panko bread crumbs

· 1 cup vegetable oil

· 1 ½ cups tomato sauce

· 1 cup thinly sliced mozzarella

· ¼ cup grated Parmesan

· 1/8 cup parsley chopped

· 1/8 cup basil chopped


1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.

2. To start set up your breading station, with one bowl of flour, one bowl of eggs, one bowl of panko bread crumbs

3. Season with salt and pepper, then dredge the chicken in flour, beaten eggs, then panko. Fry the chicken in vegetable oil until golden brown and cooked through, remove from oil and blot fried chicken on paper towels

4. To build the pizza, spread the tomato sauce evenly around pizza crust, sprinkle the Parmesan and mozzarella over the pizza, slice the chicken in ½ slices and place on top of the cheese.

5. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown

6. Finish with fresh parsley and basil

You can check out all their great products if you click here: http://www.rusticcrust.com/

All Rustic Crust ready-made crusts are:

· Made using traditional, Old World baking methods: Hand formed and double proofed for flavor

· Use delicious, all natural ingredients: Select herbs and spices, no GMOs or artificial ingredients

· Healthy for the whole family: Unbleached whole grain flours, no trans fats and no added sugar

· Convenient ready-made pizza crusts that are ready to enjoy in minutes

· Oversized Rounds for extra value

· Made in the USA

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Peppermint Oil 1oz

Have you ever used any essential oils? Different oils have different uses. Some of the oils are used for tummy aches. Some for helping you sleep. Some for helping you feel rejuvenated and give you energy.

Whatever the oil you choose or need, make sure that you are using it as directed.

Peppermint oil, not only smells good, but can help relieve those pesky headaches. Just drip a little onto your finger and rub on your temples. This does not replace pain meds or doctors visits. But can reduce a headache to almost nothing. Have a sore throat? Rub a little onto your finger or into your hand and apply around your throat. Let it sit for a few minutes and the scratchy should be relieved.

We put this in the humidifier when the baby gets a runny nose or when my allergies kick in. It helps open up the airways to help breathe. Last time I had a serious headache/migraine, I rubbed a little on my temples and my wrists. In about 45 min, with Motrin and a heat pack, I was feeling a lot better. This is not normal for me. Once the headache and or migraine hit, I'm down for the day. This does NOT take the headache away. It just helps it feel a little better. Do not replace taking Tylenol and or Motrin.

You can purchase this oil from Amazon for $14.50


Friday, August 19, 2016

Office Depots National Backpack Program

So many kids go back to school with no backpack and no supplies. There are so many ministries and companies now that try to help with this desperate need. My kids have been blessed with some of these ministries in the past. I am very happy to post about opportunities like these!

National Backpack Program – 16th Anniversary

For children to succeed in school, they need to have the right tools: pencils, pens, crayons and such – and something to carry them in, of course. With these in hand, they can walk out the door each morning with a sense of pride – excited about the day ahead.

Unfortunately, millions of kids are far from properly equipped for school. In fact, untold numbers of youngsters head out in the morning with nothing but a plastic bag or a pillowcase to carry their books and school supplies in – if they even have any supplies to carry.

The Office Depot Foundation has worked exceptionally hard to change this troubling reality. By donating great-looking new sack packs containing essential school supplies to deserving children, we are giving them invaluable tools they can use to succeed in the classroom.

In 2016, the Office Depot Foundation is marking the 16th Year of its award-winning National Backpack Program by donating approximately 200,000 colorful, kid-friendly sack packs to kids. By the end of the year, Office Depot and the Office D2016_ODF_Sackpack-v-3[1] - compressedepot Foundation will have helped more than 4 million children since the inception of the National Backpack Program in 2001.

The sack packs we donate are designed with kids in mind – they come in seven different color combinations with kid-friendly graphics. You will not find the Office Depot Foundation’s logo anywhere on the sack packs – except for a removable paper tag. We want to be sure that children are proud to carry the sack packs they receive, with no risk of being stigmatized by something that clearly identifies it as an act of charity.

An important key to the success of the National Backpack Program is our collaboration with highly regarded nonprofit partners who help us connect the dots with thousands of children in all 50 states as well as internationally. Click here to learn about our 2016 national partner organizations.

Inside the sacks there is a small pencil case with a couple pencils, a small hand sharpener, a pk of 4 crayons and a mini ruler.

Every little bit helps! Thank you Office Depot for helping these communities!

To see some of the pics from their Backpack programs, click on these links and scroll down. Look at the happy faces of the kids and their parents!

New Orleans
Los Angeles
West Palm Beach

More information about the National Backpack Program can be found on the Office Depot Foundation’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/officedepotfoundation. To learn more about the Office Depot Foundation and its initiatives, go to www.officedepotfoundation.org/. You can follow the Foundation on Twitter @OfficeDepotFndn; the National Backpack Program’s hashtag is #ODFcares. The Foundation is also on Instagram: @officedepotfoundation.

I was sent a couple of the sacks as a thank you for posting this information about their mission

5 Minute Night Time Bible Stories

As Christian parents, we have a huge responsibility. God has entrusted us with these tiny humans. We are to love, care for and lead them to Him. That is not a light job!

With our busy schedules, between sports, church functions, school and work that doesn't leave much time for spending time in the Bible. It is such a very important part of the day. This book gives such a cute story and makes sure that you can get that in before bed. Littler children don't have the attention span to sit still for long. These are perfect!

The pictures are sort of neat and very colorful!

Tommy Nelson has provided so many different instruments in helping us. This company has many devotionals, Bible Stories, Bibles and Board books for kids. You should spend some time searching through all their site has to offer.

Check out all their other great books at



You can purchase this book for $10.64


Banana Ricotta Ice Cream

Banana Ricotta Ice Cream created by Executive Chef, Anthony Stewart at Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa

4 servings

•1 pound very ripe bananas (peeled, vacuum sealed, and frozen)
•1 cup fat-free ricotta cheese
•2 tablespoons orange juice
•1 teaspoon orange zest
•¼ teaspoon nutmeg, ground
•1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1.Remove bananas from freezer and let sit for 5 minutes (until they begin to defrost around the edges).
2.Place ricotta cheese in a food processor and pulse.
3.Chop the bananas and add to the food processor along with all remaining ingredients.
4.Puree until smooth and creamy.
5.Scoop mixture into a plastic bowl and cover with food-grade plastic wrap, making sure the plastic wrap touches the top of the mixture. Place in the freezer for 15 to 20 minutes.

Citrus Fennel Mango Salad

Citrus Fennel Mango Salad by Executive Chef, Anthony Stewart, at Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa

Yield: 8

•2 Bulbs fennel julienne
•1 Grapefruit (supreme)
•2 Oranges (Supreme)
•3 Mangoes (peeled & julienne)
•¼ Bu Cilantro chopped
•1 t chopped garlic
•1 Red onion julienne
•1 Red pepper julienne
•1 Green pepper julienne
•1 carrot julienne
•1 # Lettuce (chopped)

•1 T Low sodium stone ground mustard
•¼ C Rice wine vinegar
•2 T Apple juice concentrate

1.Combine all Vegetables in a bowl
2.In a separate bowl combine all ingredients for dressing and mix well
3.Add dressing to vegetables and let stand for 15 minutes
4.Serve on a bed of chopped lettuce

Chilled Tomato, Watermelon, and Basil Soup

Chilled Tomato, Watermelon, and Basil Soup created by Executive Chef, Anthony Stewart at Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa

Serves 4

•1 cup canned low-sodium plum tomatoes
•¼ cup low-sodium tomato puree
•1 cup chopped watermelon (seedless)
•½ teaspoon chopped garlic
•¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
•½ teaspoon orange zest *
•1 tablespoon basil, chiffonade (cut into thin strips)
•Garnish: Four sprigs of fresh basil

1.Using a grater or microplane, shave off the peel of an orange to make ½ teaspoon of shavings
2.The shavings are your zest, which add strong, wonderfully citrus flavor to foods
3.Use only the colored part of the peel, not the bitter white pith beneath

1.Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend well.
2.Chill. Before serving, garnish each bowl with a sprig of fresh basil.

Nutrition Information (per serving):

35 calories, 0g fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 1g protein, 2g fiber, 15mg sodium.