Joy Larson was raised in Montana, is a graduate of the University of Montana, mother of four, animal lover and writer.
What Does Missoula Want?
I love perusing Craiglist. I just never know what I’m going to find. It’s amazing what people buy, sell and just plain give away on line. My particular favorite place to go on Craigslist is to the wanted section. It intrigues me to see what people want and possibly what I have that I can…
Memorial Day Madness on the Lochsa River
My very talented husband builds raft trailers and frames for a living. He is one of many local small business owner’s making a go of it in Montana. He is also a seasoned guide. No, not a rafting guide, but a fly fishing guide. I have to admit after watching this video I’m glad that my husband rows b…
Spring Bean Salad Recipe
Now that Spring is here it’s time for get-togethers, back yard barbecues and picnics. It seems that there’s always something that needs to be thrown together to bring for everyone to enjoy.
Fashion Goes Hunting
Thanks to my husband and his obsession with hunting, I’ve been coerced into taking it up as a hobby. In the past few years I’ve compiled quite a collection of camouflage clothing. They range in color from pink to orange and green to white. You can get camouflage in almost any color now a…
Sesame Chicken Noodle Recipe
My family and I just absolutely loves a local noodle shop. My favorite dish there is a chicken noodle dish with veggies. It’s one of the few places we go that I just can’t help myself but lick the bowl clean.
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.