My Big Date, Valentines Day in Loveland, Brunch & Brew Tour Two. Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer (13)
February, Festivals, Uncategorized

Spend Valentine’s Day in Loveland, Colorado

Three years ago I got together for drinks with two good friends, Christine Forster, owner of My Big Day Events and Mechelle Martz-Mayfield, owner of NOCO Short Bus Tours. That’s when we developed My Big Date, the first-ever Valentine’s Day ... [ Read More ]
1st place Team Lithuania at the International Snow Sculpture Championships in Breckenridge, Colorado. HeidiTown (1)
February, Festivals, January, Travel

Why You Should go to the Snow Sculpture Championships in Breckenridge, Colorado

Last year I finally got the opportunity to attend the International Snow Sculpture Championships in Breckenridge, Colorado. I’d known about the event for years and wondered if it would live up to the hype. We were booked at the Village ... [ Read More ]
13thanniversary snow goose festival pic
February, Festivals

Get bird nerdy with me in Lamar, Colorado

A preview of the High Plains Snow Goose Festival,  Feb. 20-22, 2015. This weekend I’m heading to Southeast Colorado for the first time. Why am I heading into the vast and desolate plains you ask? Well, for one thing, this ... [ Read More ]
My Big Date logo
Dining, February, Festivals, Travel

My Big Date, a Valentine’s experience in Loveland, Colorado

Valentine’s Day is two weeks away and I’ve got the perfect outing for you and your honey – especially if you like beer and food. Valentine’s Day in Loveland, My Big Date, lets participants experience Loveland, Colorado’s coffee, brewery, distillery ... [ Read More ]
Loveland Fire & Ice Festival Logo
February, Festivals

Featured Festival: Loveland Fire & Ice Festival 2015

The “Sweetheart City” is whooping it up this Valentine’s Day weekend with a brand new festival. Loveland Fire & Ice Festival is an extravaganza of lights, fire, ice and snow that will surely warm up your February. For a handful ... [ Read More ]
HeidiTown snow stomping team at Loveland Snow Sculpture in the Dark 2013.
February, Festivals, Uncategorized

Featured Festival: Loveland Snow Sculpture in the Dark, 2014

I’ve been attending and writing about Snow Sculpture in the Dark since it’s conception in 2010. A grassroots event, it has grown into a sanction snow sculpting competition where the winners go on to represent the State of Colorado at ... [ Read More ]
sled dog
February, Festivals

Featured Festival: Grand Park Dog Days of Winter (Feb. 16-17, 2013 in Winter Park, CO)

I’ve been a fan of dog sled racing since I was just a little girl. Growing up in the far northern reaches of Washington State – let’s face it, it was practically Canada – there were quite a few Alaska ... [ Read More ]
Grand Lake Winter Festival poster alice in Winterland
February, Festivals

Featured Festival: Grand Lake Winter Carnival (Feb. 2, 2013)

Next weekend, we’ll be heading down the rabbit’s hole and it will lead us to the Grand Lake Winter Carnival. I love small town festivals. There’s just something so real and so special about a town coming together to enjoy ... [ Read More ]
beautiful cake made in Colorado HeidiTown
Dining, February, Festivals, Travel

A Colorado Valentine’s Day Guide

A pretty cake goes a long way in making your Valentine happy! Photo by H.M. Kerr-Schlaefer, all rights reserved. Want to experience an authentic Colorado Valentine’s Day? Here are my tips for infusing a little Rocky Mountain high into your ... [ Read More ]
2013 Snow Sculpture HEIDITOWN
February, Festivals

Featured Festival: Snow Sculpture in the Dark (Loveland, Colorado Feb. 5-10, 2013)

Several years ago I was walking through downtown Loveland, Colorado when I ran into a man carving a humongous ice block. We got to talking and I learned that he was helping bring a snow carving competition to Loveland. I ... [ Read More ]