Joy Larson was raised in Montana, is a graduate of the University of Montana, mother of four, animal lover and writer.
Cat Wears Hero Cape
I’ve never been a huge fan of cats. I don’t dislike them, I just like dogs better. Now that I think about it, it might not be the cats’ fault that I don’t care for them so much, but the crazy cat lady’s fault. There’s just something strange about a single woman ow…
Montana Teens Save Man’s Life
I have to give a little shout out to my home town, right now. It seems that a handful of track students from Frenchtown High School saved a man’s life this past weekend after a track meet. The man was having a seizure in his car in a grocery store parking lot and the teens acted quickly to get…
Best Gifts for the High School Grad in Your Life
With high school graduations just around the corner, it can be hard to know what to get a soon to be grad. Now a days it seems like kids have everything; phones, tablets, every electronic device known to man… the list goes on.
Easy Blended Iced Mocha Recipes
The time of year is fast approaching for iced coffee. I loved iced coffee in the Spring and Summer. I often drink it in the afternoons as a pick me up or a treat, but have also been known to suck it down in the mornings on the way to work.
6 Great Things About Living in Montana
There are some unique things about living in Montana that you just don’t have living anywhere else. I should know, after all, I have left Montana once or twice. You can trust me when I tell you there is no place on earth like it. That is why every time I have left Montana, I’ve always ch…
Healthy Cowboy Cookie Recipe
My husband’s favorite cookies of all time are cowboy cookies. He loves them because they are the perfect mix of oatmeal, walnuts and chocolate chips all in one delicious cookie. This recipe takes the original and makes it even better by making it a little better for you.
Strange License Plates
I recently got a new-to-me car. Yes, I know it’s very exciting. No more Cheerios all over the floor or fruit snack wrappers strewn about. No more gum stuck to seats or that boys’ locker room smell. It’s heavenly.
What Moms Really Want for Mother’s Day
Mother’s day is a great day to be a mom. It’s the one day of the year when moms get a little appreciation for all the things they do. Of course, just one day probably isn’t enough to really show moms just how you feel about them and how awesome they are.
Finally, Proof That Montana is The Best State
All we Montanans have known this as a fact for some time now. That’s why we live here. However, it seems that the rest of the United States has finally realized it, too.
Cherry Pie Pocket Recipe
All of my boys (my husband included) love pie. I can never just bake one pie. I have to make at least two pies every time I bake them. If I don’t, there are never any left overs and then I’m really in trouble.
What Dogs Can Teach Us
Before I was married and had kids, I was a proud puppy parent. I loved my dog more than anything else in the world at that time. However, as I have become a parent to children, my relationship with my dog changed. She is no longer the center of my world, but she is still a very important part of my …
Italian Chicken Bake Recipe
I love Italian food. It’s my favorite type of food. This recipe is layered like lasagna but has a whole different taste. The Italian sausage and the peppers really gives it a nice bite.