We’re in the middle of winter here in Canada. Despite the cold weather, every year around this time, things heat up because the warmth of love is in the air – if just for a few days. I truly enjoy showing people love. I have a lot to give, so while many feel Valentine’s Day is a commercial holiday, I think it’s fine if we’re reminded if only once a year, that it’s marvelous to show other people love and celebrate it.
Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to just be for “lovers” either. It’s important to show love to everyone we meet throughout the day (everyday) and especially to those who are nearest and dearest to us. Caring doesn’t mean you have to buy the most expensive presents like diamond rings; giving people your undivided attention, being truly engaged, listening, and helping around the house are simple ways to show others you love them. I’m a firm believer that love is present in it’s actions and not simply in words.
I’d be remiss however if I didn’t mention a little something about chocolate (and ice cream) at Valentine’s Day. It’s pretty much my favorite things together in harmony, love and chocolate and ice cream. The only thing that would make it better is if I was on a warm beach. Valentine’s Day … chocolate … Ice cream … Beach – ok that was kind of a hint – I hope my darling husband is reading this. Friends, could you please tag him, I prefer to be discrete.
And I’m back…. But without a tan 🙁
This Valentine’s my family and I cooled things down with a little Red Velvet Blizzard Cupid cake from Dairy Queen. This cake is the perfect size for our little family of 4 / 5 (my mom’s with us most of the time). We each had a few small pieces without feeling too guilty. Generally Dairy Queen cakes are for special occasions with lots of people, birthdays, anniversaries and big parties. This mini Red Velvet blizzard cake (at only $12.99) is perfect for a smaller get together, family or maybe for lovers to share. The cake is made with the classic Dairy Queen ice cream but on the inside there’s a layer of red velvet cake and a layer of blizzard. We were also able to get the cake personalized in less than 1 minute. I should have thought of something more creative, but I guess Happy Valentine’s pretty much covers it.
We often call desserts “love”, so this Valentine’s Day, don’t forget to bring a little “love” home. This little red velvet blizzard cake is available in adorable cupcake form too.
Giveaway: 1 lucky Canadian reader is going to receive a $20 Dairy Queen GC as well as a special jewellery box with a fitting surprise.
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*Disclosure, this is a sponsored post. But seriously, please think about love not just at Valentine’s Day, but all year round.