All posts by whatstirsyoursoul

Lifestyle Blogger, Photographer and Social Media Manager. I am passionate about the small things that make life big. I love living in Minnesota. The North has a thriving arts scene, amazing restaurants and the perfect combination of nature and city life. I hope to stir your soul with inspiration all the best life has to offer from the Twin Cities and beyond. Connect via social media @usoulphoto or email me at usoulphoto@gmail.com.

Fort Snelling State Park – Twin Cities – Minnesota

There are so many beautiful winter trails in the heart of the Twin Cities! We visited Fort Snelling State Park the day after Thanksgiving (we needed the exercise after eating so much food). 🙂 Minnesota state parks waive the entrance fees on Black Friday to encourage people to get outside and explore. Fort Snelling State ...

See Things How They Are…

This quote! It always opens my eyes. We navigate our days and interactions based on how "we are". We make assumptions without realizing we are doing it. There's no way we can know what it's like to walk in someone else's shoes. Our hard might be easy for someone else OR our hard might be ...

One Blanket, Two Hearts

The human connection.  Traveling always offers the most interesting conversations and connections with strangers. Each encounter teaches us something and leaves an imprint. While staying at Jackson Lake Lodge, on a brisk early morning, we met Adel. One of our favorite things to do is to take the Jackson Lake Breakfast Cruise to Elk Island. We've learned ...

See Them Shine – Art Gallery

It's been so inspiring to work with Art of Edina and Jill Emmer. Jill is the Director of Art of Edina which provides public space and funding for rising and established artists to display their art. I am the social media manager and event photographer. Here are a few photos from our recent "See Them ...

Getting Plowed: A Holiday Survival Guide – Brave New Workshop – Minneapolis

"If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane." - Robert Frost If you're looking for a fun way to kick off the holiday season, check out "Getting Plowed: A Holiday Survival Guide" at the Brave New Workshop (BNW). It's the perfect way to keep the holidays in perspective and release some stress through laughter. ...

Glenwood Springs – Colorado

If you’re going to get stuck on a road trip, Glenwood Springs, Colorado is the place. Vail Pass (10,666' mountain pass over the Rocky Mountains) was closed due to a snowstorm so we enjoyed our extra day! We were here in April and this has become one of our favorite Colorado towns. There’s so much ...

An Irish Engagement

It was an incredibly humid day and I was so impressed with how this couple kept their cool. Every photoshoot has a challenge but those challenges are what make perfect moments. xo © Tracy Blowers

Belly of the Dragon – Kanab, Utah

Would you dare the depths of the Belly of the Dragon? This "cave" is actually a manmade tunnel to redirect drainage from the upper canyons under HWY 89 to the North Fork River just outside of Kanab, Utah. The water created this ripple effect that looks like you're going into the depths of a beast. ...

Best Friends Roadhouse & Mercantile – Kanab, Utah

If you love animals, then this hotel is for you! I've written about Best Friends Animal Society many times. We adopted our two dogs from Best Friends and we go back every year to volunteer at the sanctuary. (Which we highly recommend!) We are so excited that they recently built a hotel in Kanab, Utah ...

Gala for Good

Highlights from the Gala for Good! I always enjoy working with Ann Plans. Ann and her team create amazing events for non-profits. They are organized, supportive, and there's always a creative surprise. At the Gala for Good, my favorite surprise was the Champagne Dress Performer. (see below) Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota celebrated 100 years as leaders ...