Chocolate Fest 2015

It is time for the Annual Chocolate Fest in Burlington, Wisconsin. Celebrating its 29th year, ChocolateFest is held on 20-acre festival grounds and run exclusively by volunteers to raise money for over 60 local civic groups, non-profit organizations and charities. In 2014 the festival generated a total of $118,621, all of which was given back to those groups. Because at its delicious core, ChocolateFest is just as much about giving back to the community as it is chocolate. My family attended ChocolateFest yesterday and had a nice time even though I forgot to visit the Chocolate tent! Don’t ask me how I missed the main reason I went. I was kind of busy eating some delicious treats. Chocolate Funnel Cake Strawberry Funnel Cake Deep Fried Oreos We also has hotdogs, polish, Continue Reading »

Gifts For Mother’s Day From Kelli’s Gifts

“Kelli’s Gifts is a national wholesale distributor for gift shops. Kelli’s was founded in 2000 and offers 4,000 products and represents 700 vendors in more than 10 categories. Kelli’s Gifts provides items for many gift shops, including hospitals, airports, pharmacies, hotels, etc. Each seasonal catalog features at least 500 new items that have never appeared in any Kelli’s catalog.” If you don’t know by now, Mother’s Day is Sunday May 10, 2015. This is my 21st year as a Mom of four. I have enjoyed this journey and love seeing the people  my kids are growing into.  Every year I receive gifts from my Husband and children and I appreciate that they think of me on this special day. This year I get to give my daughter a gift for Continue Reading »

Hot Pursuit Prize Pack Giveaway

This Friday, May 8, 2015 Hot Pursuit starring Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara will be out in theaters. Rated PG-13 the film is about an uptight and by-the-book cop  tries to protect the sexy and outgoing widow of a drug boss as they race through Texas pursued by crooked cops and murderous gunmen. Check out the Hot Pursuit trailer below: Being a mom is the most challenging, wonderful role in the world. To show appreciation to mothers everywhere, HOT PURSUIT is giving all moms in need of relaxation the chance to win a trip to Hollywood! To enter, simply take a photo with your mom or a loved one and post it on social media and be sure to include #HotMamas and No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited. Subject to Official Rules. Continue Reading »

Shop Where It Matters: Greater Good Shop Review and Giveaway

1StopMom was provided with a gift card for review purposes. All opinions are 100% our own.  I have always loved to shop but these days shopping means so much more when my purchases can help charities i want to support. A few years ago I was able to shop with a company called Novica. They offered unique and hard to find items from artists and artisans from around the world. I recently learned that Novica is partnering with GreaterGood to offer great products and help important causes. At the GreaterGood Shop, every purchase gives back to a worthy cause, at no extra cost to you! Each of their cause-related websites partners with non-profits and provides support through easy actions. Their mission is to give you easy online tools to heal the Continue Reading »

Bare Red Chili Martini Recipe

I have my favorites when it comes to drinks but I am always open to trying something new. If you are celebrating Cinco De Mayo with family and friends or looking to really mix it up at your next party, think about making a Bare Red Chili Martini. It is a refreshing low calorie drink with a little kick after every sip! Bare is only 17 calories per ounce. Ingredients Cayenne Salt for the Rim (blend 3 Tbsp of margarita or kosher salt with Cayenne to taste; I added ½ tsp) 5 oz of Tequila 2 oz of Bare Margarita Mixer Splash of Mango Juice Chili Powder Directions Rim glass with some juice from lime and dip in the cayenne salt Chill glass in freezer Put all ingredients into shaker; Continue Reading »

Papa John’s FREE 15-piece Chicken Poppers Promotion

When my family gets the chance to eat take out,  Papa John’s is one of our favorite restaurants to get food from.  I just love their Double Bacon 6 Cheese Pizza! Right now Papa John’s has a promotion going on where if you buy a $25 gift card, you get a card fora Free order of 15-piece chicken poppers. This is a win-win situation because you can use the $25 gift card to buy pizza, poppers, cheese sticks, desserts and wings. This promotion is going on until May 17, 2015. You must purchase the gift cards online to get the free 15 piece chicken poppers.

Hot Pursuit Trailer

I love to laugh and always look forward to a good comedy for date night. On May 8, 2015 Warner Brothers is bring the movie Hot Pursuit to theaters.  The movie stars Reese Witherspoon, Sofía Vergara, John Carroll Lynch, Rob Kazinsky and  Richard T. Jones. I have seen the trailer and Hot Pursuit looks like it will be very funny. The “It’s Baking Powder” line had me cracking up! Every time I see it I laugh. “An uptight and by-the-book cop (Reese Witherspoon) tries to protect the sexy and outgoing widow (Sofía Vergara) of a drug boss as they race through Texas pursued by crooked cops and murderous gunmen.” Check out the Hot Pursuit trailer below: Visit all the HOT PURSUIT websites – #HotPursuit Follow on Twitter, Instagram & Google+ Like Continue Reading »