Joy Larson was raised in Montana, is a graduate of the University of Montana, mother of four, animal lover and writer.
Feeling Blue? Then Take Advice From a Mouse
Do you ever feel like life has got you down? Does it seem like the only card you keep getting dealt is the joker? Has life given you so many lemons lately that you’re pretty sure you could make lemonade for an entire army?
Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake Recipe
My boys (my husband included) absolutely love chocolate chip cookies. I don’t make them as often as they would like because they are a bit labor intensive. Making the dough isn’t difficult, but the fact that you have to babysit the stove and scoop blob after blob of dough onto a cookie sheet, bake i…
Olympic Ad is a Tear Jerker
I’m not a huge fan of the Olympics. My least favorite of the two is the winter Olympics, mostly because I don’t enjoy winter and have never enjoyed winter sports, therefore I have a hard time really getting into the sports. I’m not sure how many different possible ski events there …
Crockpot Baked Potato Soup Recipe
I have been in search of some great new crockpot recipes to add to my list of regulars. I’ve been getting a little tired of the same few recipes over and over. After scouring a few of my favorite sites, I’ve come across a few recipes that will make a nice change from the same old, same o…
Trunk Monkey Please? Yes, Thank you
Since we all live in Montana, most of us drive our own vehicles instead of using public transit. It could be because we live a good ways out of town, or because we don’t enjoy riding bikes in Montana’s long winter months. No matter what you drive, or the reason you drive it, vehicle owne…
Duck’s Mother Has a Beard
As you may already know, I am a bit of an animal lover. When I read this story it just made my heart melt. It is a bit strange, but it is also really cute.
The I Love Missoula Online Auction is Almost Here
Do you love Missoula? I know I do. Why not celebrate the things that are great about this town? The I Love Missoula Auction is a great way to do this and it’s just in time for Valentine’s Day, too.
Easy Creamy Avocado Fettuccine Recipe
I never ate avocados when I was younger. I’m not sure if it’s because I didn’t like them, or if it’s because we didn’t have them very often. However, I absolutely love them now. I like them in salads, as guacamole and even just plain.
Bacon Ranch Chicken Lasagna Recipe
My husband loves anything with bacon in it. My boys love anything with ranch. When I found this recipe I knew my family would love it, and I was right.
Tips to Making 2014 a Little Healthier than 2013
I managed to get a little healthier in 2013 than I was in 2012. I didn’t make any drastic changes because I knew I couldn’t stick with them. Instead, I chose to change one small thing at a time to slowly make some changes toward a healthier lifestyle...