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Happy August! This month is the time for soaking up the last weeks of precious summer and getting in your final summer adventures before fall eventually sets in. It’s also the month for celebrating the successful and strong women in your life, whoever and wherever they may be.

Our August issue theme is local women entrepreneurs and we’re excited to be highlighting the lovely Boise ladies of The Backcountry Bar, a popular and healthy nutrition bar. These life-long bakers turned their passion for making good-tasting and good-for-you food into a successful business model with products sold in Idaho, Montana, Colorado, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

We also have some great content on how to make the most out of your summer–packing the perfect beach bag, smoking delicious meats, and keeping your kids active during the summer months. We have some photos from the Boise Farmer’s Market in our Good Times section and a great European vehicles previewed in Driver’s Notebook.

I hope you enjoy our August issue and take a few minutes to think of the special women in your life who inspire you in different ways, whether with their successful business ventures, personal strengths, or something else entirely.

Happy reading!