Joy Larson was raised in Montana, is a graduate of the University of Montana, mother of four, animal lover and writer.
Slithering Spa Treatments
I am a big fan of spas, and a particularly big fan of massages. If I could afford it, I would have a massage once a week. Sadly massages are one of those things that are more of a luxury than a necessity.
Super Simple Salted Caramel Popcorn Recipe Perfect for Fall
I had numerous handfuls of this amazing popcorn at a family friend’s house a few weeks ago. It was quite possibly the best caramel popcorn I’ve ever had. I was pleasantly surprised to learn the recipe was so simple.
Super Easy Crockpot Meatloaf and Potato Recipe
Meatloaf is one of those dinners that I don’t make very often, but when I do, I remember how much I like it and wonder why I don’t make it all the time. The problem with meatloaf for me is that unless I make it on the weekends, I just don’t have enough time to make it. Baked potatoes are just as bad…
My Three Favorite New Shows
It’s that time of year again. The time of year when TV networks reveal their new shows. Most of my favorite shows are on cable, not on network TV. However, there are a few great new shows on network TV this season. I love comedies and have been a huge “Law and Order” and “CSI” fan for years. It shou…
Pumpkin Pie Donut Hole Recipe
If this isn’t the perfect marriage of two amazingly delicious foods, then I don’t know what is. I mean, how could it get much better than donuts and pumpkin pie? Could there be a better fall breakfast? I think not. I love having donuts with coffee in the morning. Of course, I don’t…
This is Halloween
I’m not a huge Halloween fan. I don’t like all the spooky and gory stuff that goes with it. However, I do love the candy and cute little kid costumes. I have kids, so I can’t very well ignore Halloween. My kids, like all kids, love candy and love dressing up. Since Halloween comes …
Find New Roads This Archery Hunting Season in Montana [Sponsored]
No matter where you’re from, if you’re in the great state of Montana right now, you know it’s archery season. You can’t drive through any town without seeing a bow hanging up in the back windshield of most trucks that pass by.
Pumpkin Pie Bar Recipe
With Halloween fast approaching and fall in full swing, I’m trying to share my last few pumpkin recipes. This is one of my favorites. It is very easy and delicious. I love it with coffee, my mom loves it with tea, and my boys love it with milk. It pretty much goes with anything.
Time Flies When You’re a Parent
About half way through summer vacation every year I begin to crave the schedule and the normalcy that the school year brings. It’s not that I don’t enjoy the carefree days of summer I do. It’s just that I run out of things to do with all those footloose and fancy free days, and loo…
Bear Loves Playground Sports
Everyone loves bears. From Yogi and Balloo, to Paddington and Fozzy, and the Carebears and Winnie the Pooh, we humans have a craving for bears that we can’t seem to satisfy. I’m not sure if it’s their fuzzy wuzzy hair, their cute round ears or their nubby little tails that make the…
Ranch Buffalo Chicken Crockpot Recipe
My boys love buffalo chicken wings. However, I’m not a huge chicken wing fan. They always seem too greasy to me. So, when I ran across this crockpot recipe for buffalo chicken I was very excited. It mixes the ease of crockpot cooking with my kids’ favorite food.
One Lucky Lady Fills Her Big Horn Sheep Tag
For the past seven years my husband has paid to put me in the drawing for a big horn sheep tag. The first year he put me in for the drawing, he thought I was a shoe-in. I should have been, because way back then the difference between the number of applicants and the number of tags given out was less…