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Sister’s Closet

Student hopes dress exchange takes the pain out of prom It starts with glitz and glamour, lots of primping and continues with a run in with the paparazzi (a.k.a. those camera wielding parents). After Prince Charming comes to whisk away the girl, the night continues with often a nice dinner followed by lots of moving…

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The Versatility of the Little Black Dress

You’ve come a long way baby! A woman’s desire for the ‘little black dress’ is certainly not new, and yet this fashion piece will never get old. Coco Chanel changed the fashion world when she introduced the thought that black should no longer be reserved strictly for mourning.  Since then, the little black dress has…

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CHANGING THE FLAVOR OF THE MAGIC CITY

The Culinary Art of Chef Resmondo Mouthwatering aromas waft through the air as Chef Katie Resmondo stirs up an opera of spicy shrimp and mustard greens. This delicate soup sings with southwestern soul. It’s the first of five exquisite platings of a themed dinner that this young culinary starlet serves to Bin 119 patrons. Known…

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Forgiveness is a Gift

Learn to let go & lighten the load Last year at this time, Jessica* was in a different, very dark place. Under the addictive grip of alcohol, her husband was spiraling out of control. His life was consumed by loss. Not only did he have a significant job change and suffered the death of a…

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Egged On To Greatness

A splash of vanilla, a dash of nutmeg Call it more exotic egg milk punch instead of the common eggnog and it would still be the hit of any holiday party. Sitting in a beautiful cut glass punch bowl in the center of a buffet table, eggnog will draw the eyes of your guests with…

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Enter to WIN the gems of your dreams!

Create your dream with this amazing giveaway courtesy of dMeyers Custom Jeweler. Enter below by sharing your information, or visit the dMeyers Custom Jeweler show room at  327 South 24th Street West in Billings. Winner will recieve a $1500 gift certificate to purchase the piece of jewelry of his or her dreams! The winning name…

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Need a Mood Booster?

 Try one or two of these 20! Who doesn’t want to shine a little brighter and have their spirits lifted, especially at this time of the year? Don’t let the hustle and bustle of the holidays suck the joy right out of the season. Instead take time each day to boost your mood. We’ve gathered…

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The Perfect Gifts for Your Holiday List!

Make Santa jealous with one of these unique finds Christmas is a wonderful time when the stockings are hung by the chimney with care and those you hold dear have something special under that glistening tree. Struggling to find that perfect gift? The YVW “elves” have scoured Billings and beyond looking for unique presents of…

Cooking Up Great Gifts

What do you get for the chefs in your life? There are times when ‘Santa’ needs some guidance on what to give those foodies on his gift list. If you can relate and aren’t quite sure what to wrap up this holiday season for the amateur chefs in your life, never fear. We turned to…

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Sweet Holiday Wishes

Bake up some whimsy with the kids this holiday season A little splash of vanilla, mix in some ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves and sweeten with the thick and distinct flavor of molasses. Stir it all together with a few more ingredients and you have the makings of Julie Spiller’s original Gingerbread cookie recipe. She…

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A Beautiful Life Line from the Big Sky to Ethiopia

Hand-crafted jewelry seeks to end extreme poverty To the average person, the copper and nickel plated beads have an earthy look. Some appear a bit rough around the edges and it’s clear they were hand-fashioned without the help of modern machinery. Heather Reiland knows these beautiful and hand-crafted beads are a life line. They symbolize…

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Tastings: Short & Sweet

Cupcakes = the perfect ending to a holiday meal Swirled with frosting, dusted with sprinkles and piped with colorful icing, cupcakes can most surely shout (and bring) joy to the world! Created with passion, these palm-size desserts assuredly radiate delight even before the first bite. That’s why our Tastings Team set out to comb the…

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Jolly Ho Ho Ho-Holiday Wreath

Add a dash of whimsy to your holiday door Have you ever had a creative idea in your head only to set out to hunt down the treasures to make it a reality? That was me this summer as I hit garage sales looking for vintage Christmas ornaments. After spotting a vintage style glass figurine…

The Most Wonderful Time (for Crime!)

Don’t be the next victim Billings Police Crime Prevention Officer Tom Keightley will never forget a call he received during the holidays a few years back. A mother had been keeping all her children’s Christmas presents in the back of her SUV. On Christmas Eve, a thief broke into her vehicle. The gifts were gone….

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DIY Snowglobes!

Jar up family memories with a bit of glitz There’s nothing quite like the whimsy and wonder that a treasured snow globe brings. With just a shake, the glitter and glitz swirls and cascades, catching the eye. Now you can take those memorable moments in your life and immortalize them in do-it-yourself photo globes. Cassie…

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Merry Glitzmas!

Accessories to Make Your Holiday Sparkle! There’s little doubt that the holidays are all about sparkle. Whether we coat our holiday cards in glitter or trace our eyelids with a diamond dust shadow, we love to set the season aglow.  We’ve captured some simple ways to make your holiday shine. BLING & BOBBLES Layers of…

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Century Old Flip

Refreshing and Rehabbing the Past Seasoned house flipper Tammy Cosgrove proves time and again that nothing can stand in her way of taking a distressed house and giving it renewed splendor. She’s transformed close to two dozen homes in the past decade in all corners of the country, from Billings to Roscoe, Montana and the…

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