I am so excited to be partnering on this sponsored post with Workman Publishing on another special release by Flow Magazine. Flow is a magazine that takes its time, celebrating creativity, imperfection, and life’s little pleasures. In a time when other print media is focusing their energies on their digital properties, Flow Magazine is finding success by fully embracing the physical qualities of paper.
Creativity Takes Courage is the newest book released by the co-founders and creative directors of Flow Magazine, Irene Smit and Astrid Van der Hults. It is available now, and only $21.95!
It is a practical and hands-on guide to stretch your creative muscles and dare to focus on the pleasure of the process! The book is organized around a series of twelve “dares” that are intended to break you out of your usual habits and approach to creating by giving you a fresh perspective and leave your comfort zone. A few of the “dares” in the book are: dare to be quiet, dare to be mindful, dare to try something new, dare to be alone, and one that particularly stood out to me was number 9, dare to go offline.
For us, summertime and Mountains go hand in hand! We feel so blessed and lucky to live in Utah where we have some of the most gorgeous Mountains in our own backyard! Solitude Mountain Resort is one of our favorites to hit in the Summer because there is something for the whole family!
The second we hit the canyon, the weigh of the world seems to fall off our shoulders, and we breathe in that mountain air and our worries seem to disappear! There is something about those magical mountains!
When the Valley gets in the upper 90’s and even 100 degrees, we like to escape to the Mountains for a little relief from the heat and every day life. We headed up to a family favorite spot up at Solitude! We love to head up there summer or winter time, and especially during the Wildflower Festival! Such a beautiful time to take in the gorgeous backdrop of the picturesque Utah mountains blanketed in beautiful wildflowers. It’s such a great time of year to be out on the Mountain!
Read on for a little Family friendly guide to Summer on the Mountain at Solitude! A little something for everyone!
For our big summer vacation this year, we decided to head back to Maine. Since we fly into Boston, we thought why not spend a few days in Boston again! It is such a fun city to explore. Since we did the freedom trail last time, we decided we wanted to explore a few spots we missed.
It was easiest to hop on and hop off the Old Town Trolley tours of Boston by Historic Tours of America. We have gone on several of their tours around the country, and we really have enjoyed them! You can get a day ticket and the running trolleys will pick and drop you off at all the major stops in the city all day long, and they come every 15 minutes. With limited time in the city, I’d highly suggest it! Especially with kids who can get tired out from all the walking.
We stopped off at the USS Constitution Museum. The kids loved exploring the old ship, and seeing all the old canons, and sleeping quarters of the soldiers. I just love how interested they are in history!