Cupcakes and Beer at Grimm Bros Brewhouse – Valentine Cupcake & Beer Pairing

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse - ā€ŽValentine Cupcake & Beer Pairing

You might not think of pairing Cupcakes and Beer – but we think this event will change your mind. The culinary expertise of The Curious Cupcake and the brewing wizards at Grimm Brothers Brewhouse have joined forces to pair 4 beers with 4 beers. The results will surprise and titillate your taste-buds, of that you can be sure.

The cost this event is only $15 and the time and place are: From 4PM at the Grimm Bros Brewhouse Tasting Room in Loveland. Available while the cupcakes last… we suggest you get your skates on and get down to Grimm Bros!

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Today the Valentine Volunteers came together at Valentine Station once more

Today, our beloved Loveland Volunteers gathered at the Loveland Chamber & Visitors center to form the Loveland Valentine Station under supervision of our Loveland postmaster.

This location becomes an official US Post Office during the Valentine program which is now in its 71st year.

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A Valentine Treat for your Love? How about a romantic Valentine’s Dinner?

A Valentine Treat for your Love? How about a romantic Valentine’s Dinner?

Cards, Breakfast in bed, Chocolates, Flowers, Wine – how about a Valentine’s Day Dinner?

Romantic Dinner for Two by the Lake

Romantic Dinner for Two by the Lake

A simple valentine’s dinner doesn’t have to be lavish – all you need to do is think about the little things. A nice wine, some flowers or petals. How about some valentine confetti on the table?

What type of meal would you prepare?

You can start with a simple salad or soup. Keep it light and delightful. Did you know that there are a number of edible flowers? These can add a little romance and whimsy as a garnish, or as part of a salad.

An entree for romance?

What type of entree conjures up a romantic evening? That really depends on your sweetie’s taste buds. For some it’s a nice juicy steak, while others enjoy a lobster or even a pasta meal. Our advice is to not go too heavy on the meal – leave room for the dessert course…

Speaking of desserts – how about chocolate?

Cheese, cheesecake or perhaps a chocolate dessert to finish off a romantic v-day dinner.. we’ve tried it all – and all that matters is that it be something that your loved one actually loves. Make sure this meal is about your loved one, not about you… and add a little candle-light… romance may follow… šŸ˜€

A Valentines Day Treat – Breakfast in Bed for your Loved One

Are you a romantic at heart?Ā  Does your loved on look after you all year?Ā  How about spoiling them with breakfast in bed this valentines day?Ā  Go on, spoil them with a Valentines Day Treat!

Are you a romantic at heart? Does your loved on look after you all year? How about spoiling them with breakfast in bed this valentines day?  A Valentines Day Treat!

Go on.. spoil them.. breakfast in bed is a lovely valentines day treat! Valentines Day Treat!

Our first batch of 2017 Loveland Valentines is ready for delivery to Valentine Station

We are ready with our first batch of Valentines to to go the Loveland Valentine Station – the temporary US Post Office which is formed for Valentine Season at the Loveland Chamber & Visitors Center. This year the orders have been steadily ramping up – with more orders each day than the day before.. we expect to prepare more valentines tonight and deliver the first box of cards to the postmaster on February 1st, when they open the doors!

Our first batch of Valentines are ready for delivery...

Our first batch of Valentines are ready for delivery…

With many orders from repeat customers, this year so far, we’ve had orders from:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • China
  • Germany
  • Japan
  • United Kingdom
  • and of course – lots from the United States!

Every card has been carefully put together with the sender’s name + address, the recipient, a personalized message – hand stamped and a selection of Valentine Stickers – and then prepared for delivery to the Postmaster.

In case you’re wondering – the cards with an X on them where the stamp must go, are International cards. We need to verify correct postage before dropping those off – we don’t want to risk someone not getting their card!

Valentine Program Deadlines – Get the Cards in before February 1st!

Don’t delay with those International Valentine Orders – place your orders TODAY so we can get those cards printed and delivered to the Valentine Station!

 The corrected international remaiing dates is 1/7/2017

The corrected international remaiing dates is 1/7/2017

Good news – the international dates have been clarified – we now have until the 4th for our International orders and the 7th for US mail!

Valentine Chocolates and Candy – There are Deals to be Had!

When it comes to Valentine’s Candy, it can get very pricey… but Amazon has some deals on their site… Select Valentine Candy is 10% off Valentine’s Day Chocolates from DOVE & MARS CHOCOLATE with a coupon – and there are package deals – like the one in the photo above – Buy 4 packs of Dove Promises for $12.96 (before coupon).

Dove Truffle Heart Tin

Dove Truffle Heart Tin

or how about some Valentine M&M’s from Amazon Pantry with 20% off?

There is a 20% off coupon for Valentine M&Ms

There is a 20% off coupon for Valentine M&Ms

Whichever valentine’s candy you choose, make sure you indulge in moderation!

Best Valentine Chocolate Cake Recipe Ever – Trust Us – Make this!!

The most delicious home made chocolate cake!

We went looking for the very best Valentine Chocolate cake recipe that we could find – and after lot of research – we have it… make this cake and prepare to be amazed at the chocalatey goodness..

Chocolate Cake with decadent chocolate frosting that will quickly become your favorite!
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
Cuisine: Dessert
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • Ā¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1Ā½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • Ā½ cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350Āŗ F. Prepare two 9-inch cake pans by spraying with baking spray or buttering and lightly flouring.
  2. For the cake:
  3. Add flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt and espresso powder to a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer. Whisk through to combine or, using your paddle attachment, stir through flour mixture until combined well.
  4. Add milk, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla to flour mixture and mix together on medium speed until well combined. Reduce speed and carefully add boiling water to the cake batter. Beat on high speed for about 1 minute to add air to the batter.
  5. Distribute cake batter evenly between the two prepared cake pans. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until a toothpick or cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes, remove from the pan and cool completely.
  7. Frost cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting.
Notes
The cake batter will be very thin after adding the boiling water. This is correct.

Valentine Gift Ideas: Lampeez Valentine Collection

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Valentine themed illusion lamps are available from Lampeeze.com.

These 3D LED Illusion Lamps are a combination of art and technology that creates an optical 3D illusion and plays tricks on the eyes. From afar, you will see the design, but as you get up close, you see a thin acrylic glass sheet that’s completely flat. It’s bound to dazzle and impress your guests while always lighting up the room and yourĀ lives. This playful product combines man made fibers with natural materials andĀ producedĀ using both machines and artisan handwork. Perfect for displaying in your bedroom, living room, office, as a night lamp or any way you want to use it.

Features

  • 8 Changeable color modes including Cyan, Blue, Green, Red, White, Yellow and Purple as well as a flashing mode that displays all colors
  • Touch button to easily change color mode
  • Energy efficient long life LED bulbs
  • Safe to touch. Does not overheat

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 9 x 7 x 1.7 inches
  • Voltage: 5V, 0.5A
  • Power Source: Electricity. Plug In USB Port (USB Wall Adapter or Computer)
  • LED Life span: 10,000 hours
  • Weight : 1 lbs

What’s Included: 1x Lamp Base, 1x Acrylic Glass Pane, 1x USB Cable

Get these Beautiful Valentine Themed Lamps from Lampeez.com

Valentine’s Gifts – Chocolate or Candy? Which do you prefer?

When it comes to Valentine’s gifts, the old fall-back of candy or chocolate is an oldie but a goodie… which do you prefer – candy?

Heart shaped candies for valentines day?

Heart shaped candies for valentines day?

or chocolate?

Valentine's Season is a Chocolate lovers heaven... lots to choose from!

Valentine’s Season is a Chocolate lovers heaven… lots to choose from!

if you’re going the chocolate direction, how about a home-made chocolate cake?

The most delicious home made chocolate cake!

The most delicious home made chocolate cake!

The choices are staggering – but it’s probably best to start with what your loved one prefers.. so which are you doing this year… valentine candy – or chocolate – or chocolate cake?!?!?