The “Creativity” Issue

As much as I love the great outdoors, summer has also become a time of appreciating art and getting crafty for me. What better time to enjoy art walks and festivals. More importantly, thanks to kids being out of school, its the best time to create with them, whether it is art or in the kitchen  (we are big on creating our own recipes and flavor combinations). 

What does all of this mean? It means our August 2018 issue is dedicated to creativity. Our county is packed with artists, artisans, craft drinks, and culinary artistry. Creativity is all around us, literally! It’s deeper than that though. Thinking local requires you to get creative, to think outside the big box, when you are shopping, eating, drinking, and playing. Some of the best adventures The SnoCo Kid and I have had are scouring shops for items that fit together for articles or locating local ingredients and produce to use in our recipes. When we do, we have to work for it, we have to get creative, making adjustments on the fly and uncovering possibilities we had never considered.

Those are experiences that I hope to share with all of you, and encourage you to have, not just with those featured in our articles for August, but in your day-to-day life.

Without further ado, here is a sneak peek of the August 2018 issue (“Magazine/Website Subscriber” Exclusive” Articles & Content Noted, subscribe HERE):

Special Features

~ EDITORIAL PIECE: Get creative with how you make local choices, you just might find something new, maybe even have an adventure!

~ OUT + ABOUT: Fresh Paint Art Festival (Everett), learn more about this awesome summer event and get profiles on featured women artists Elizabeth Person, Monica Bretherton, and Kippi Leonard. (Magazine/Website Subscriber Exclusive Article)

~ AT HOME: Hazel Blue Acres (Silvana), experience Blueberry picking with us and find out about their products and farm (Magazine/Website Subscriber Exclusive Article)

EXPLORE: Go beyond our borders and explore Skykomish, including where to eat, what to do, and what to see (Magazine/Website Subscriber Exclusive Article)

~ FOR YOU: Running Wild Spirit (Maltby), learn more about this local bath & beauty product maker and why local is better when it comes to what you put on your body (Magazine/Website Subscriber Exclusive Article)

Out + About Section

~ Artisans Mercantile, Snohomish

~ Adam’s Northwest Bistro, Monroe

~ Temple Distilling, Lynnwood

~ Meet-Up Opportunity (Magazine/Website Subscriber Bonus Content, Web Subscribers must be monthly to view/purchase tickets)

At Home Section

~ Happy Heart Design Co, Lake Stevens

~ Rescue + Reuse + Repurpose featuring Arlington Pickers

~ Blueberry inspired recipes featuring Hazel Blue Acres of Silvana (Magazine/Website Subscriber Bonus Content, Web Subscribers must be monthly to view)

Explore Section

~ Explore Granite Falls, WA

~ View From Here – Outdoors art across Edmonds, Everett, and Arlington

~ Review and photos along the Big 4 Ice Caves Trail, Granite Falls

For You Section

~ Glazed & Amazed, Edmonds

~ Style piece TBD

~ Delicious and healthy blueberry inspired smoothie recipes featuring Hazel Blue Acres of Silvana (Magazine/Website Subscriber Bonus Content, Web Subscribers must be monthly to view)

Q+A Giveaway

For August we will be giving away a prize from Running Wild Spirit of Maltby … and the question, you’ll have to wait for that!

August Magazine Subscriber Giveaway’s

Our August magazine subscriber bag will include goodies from Artisans Mercantile (Snohomish), Temple Distilling (Lynnwood), Elizabeth Person (Everett Artist), Hazel Blue Acres (Silvana), and Running Wild Spirit (Maltby). Magazine subscribers also have the chance to win a free ticket to our featured meet-up opportunity. Must become a monthly or annual magazine subscriber by August 26th to be entered.

Now that you know what is inside … How and where will you be able to get all this goodness??? Here are your options:

~ Non-exclusive content for each category will continue to be posted and shared for FREE through our social media accounts and this website. Those posts and shares will be spread out throughout the month.

Website & Magazine Subscriptions:

~ Available website subscriber options are single month – $1.99 (30 days, exclusive articles only) or monthly – $0.99 (ongoing, exclusive articles and bonus content)

~ Get your hands on an ELECTRONIC PDF OR PRINT COPY  of the full magazine to see not only the entire month’s content all at once before everyone else, but Magazine Exclusive articles AND bonus content including suggestions, recipes, DIY projects and more. A very limited number of printed copies are available at The Chic Boatique,  Artisans Mercantile, and Tried & True Boutique in Snohomish and Reclaimed Heart in Arlington, Vintage Company No. 7 in Bothell, Ladders & Clothing Co in Stanwood, Rustic Redemption in Granite Falls, and Vintage & Rust in Monroe.


~ SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE ~ Better yet, become an annual electronic or print subscriber. You will not only get discounted pricing on every single issue for the year, but the chance to win a subscriber bag packed with goodies from each months issue ($150+ Value) and tickets to local experiences. Become a subscriber and save $2-$6 a month HERE. Use code “SAVE15” from through 7/30/18 to save $15 on an annual subscription (that’s a year of our magazine for less than going out to dinner).

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