Joy Larson was raised in Montana, is a graduate of the University of Montana, mother of four, animal lover and writer.
10 Reasons Why High Waist Shorts are a Bad Choice
I recently ran across an article on Facebook written by a very wise person. I have to admit that I didn’t read the article, but I was instantly drawn to the topic. So, I decided to use this topic for my own article. Here it is. Ten reasons why high waist shorts are a bad choice
Fun Summer Ice Cubes for Kids
Staying cool in the summer is important. Getting kids to drink enough can be especially hard. It seems that every summer at least one of my boys gets a minor case of dehydration. The heat and blazing sun doesn’t seem to bother them.
Everyone’s Favorite Crab Salad Sandwich Recipe
My family loves crab, but it’s so expensive. So, I like to use imitation crab when the crab is not the main part of the meal. It’s much cheaper and the taste is close enough for cooking purposes. This crab salad sandwich recipe I’m sharing is a family favorite.
Baked Banana Bread Donut Hole Recipe
My boys love donuts, but I hate giving them the deep fried version. I know donuts aren’t the best food to give them, but I do let them eat them every now and then. After all, I can’t force them to eat oatmeal every day.
Healthy No Bake Chocolate Chip Quinoa Cookies Recipe
I love making cookies for my family and they love to eat them. However, I get tired of eating (and making) the same old chocolate chip cookies over and over again. So, I am always looking for new recipes to try out, especially recipes that are sneakily healthy. That way I can give my family the swee…
You May Be a Home Grown Montanan if…
My boss is not from Montana, he lives in the big city of Portland. Every time I talk to him he asks me what I’m up to here in beautiful Montana. I’m always telling him hunting and fishing stories, most of which he finds humorous. He also is amazed at some of the things we Montanans do th…
4 Easy Fruit Adult Drinks for Summer
This weekend I’m headed out of town to enjoy a little mini vacation. I plan on relaxing, hanging out with friends and sipping on some adult beverages while enjoying the first bit of hot weather this summer.
10 Unusual Ways to Keep Cool This Summer
I’m tired of the same old ways to keep cool. Hanging out at the river, running through the sprinkler, cool towel on your forehead and spritzing yourself in front of a fan are so old school. I knew there had to be other ways to keep cool this summer. Thanks to the World Wide Web and my own nood…
Missoula is Brave
Did you hear about this? I was watching the local news Thursday morning before work and couldn’t believe what I was hearing and seeing. The story seemed unreal.
Healthy Chocolate Pudding with Avocado Recipe
I love chocolate pudding. I have at least five boxes of instant pudding mix in my pantry at all times. My favorite is pistachio but chocolate is a very close second. I have to say that I’m not really certain how healthy or unhealthy instant pudding is for me. I know it takes a lot of milk to m…