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Dishing Up New Decor

When a towel becomes art When I hit the road to travel, I love shopping in the local boutiques. It’s a fun little peek into the lifestyle of the town you are visiting. You can find so many unique things that are different from our hometown shops.  Recently on a trip to Oregon, I stumbled…

Enterprising Women: Earning their first $100

The road to becoming a successful businesswoman not only takes hard work and dedication, it involves taking risks, working connections, using entrepreneurial creativity, reaching beyond the glass ceiling, and, for many of us, balancing family life with work. Some self-starters begin with a dream. Others start with a passion to fuel. All prove they are…

For the Joy of Hunting

Anne Kania is the Unapologetic Wingshooting Woman Anne Kania’s journey to joy has carried across her thousands of miles. She followed her heart across three continents and unexpectedly discovered the culmination of all that she loves and is passionate about right here in the Yellowstone Valley. Anne, the “unapologetic wing shooting woman” is the visionary of…

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The All American Pie

The Tastings Team digs in to dish up this Italian delight Pizza is the all-American pie. This savory flatbread topped with countless ingredients is the go-to option for feeding a crowd or for nights when cooking is abandoned. This outing led the Tastings Team to dig deep and discover just how no two pies are…

Pretty Up Your Windowsill

With colorful blooms (that aren’t easy to kill) There’s something about adding a little green inside your home by way of a houseplant that just cozies up a space. “It takes us back to nature,” says Arlene Dreeszen, a 29-year expert with Gainan’s Garden Center. She adds, “They do take the toxins out of the…

Classic Comfort Food in a Jiffy

What’s better than pasta & pie? When the summer months start to fade, the last thing you want to do is spend those golden hours in the kitchen. That’s why this dish is one to reach for when your family is yearning for some comfort food without a ton of effort. This recipe pairs the…

Designing Women

Unique & Distinctive Without Limits Mention the word design and you soon see that this multifaceted industry shapes the styles of homes we live in, the fashion we wear, the products we use, even where we work and move about this world. Every designer leaves her distinct stamp on the world. For every bridal bouquet,…

Moving from Illness to Wellness

The whole body approach of Functional Medicine Consider the last time you visited a doctor. If you are like most people in the United States, you spent between 13 and 16 minutes with your doctor. That’s the industry average according to a 2016 study. You were also probably one of about 25 patients your doctor…

Putting an End to Homework Hassles

Battle back against procrastination this school year If you’re a parent of school-aged kids, just mention the phrase, “Have you done your homework yet?” and you’re bound to get a healthy mix of huffing and eye rolling intermixed with excuses as to why it’s just not a good time to hit the books. With the…

Tart & Sweet

Serving up the old school flavors of rhubarb Rhubarb – the oft forgotten treasure that allows us to dig deep into that family recipe box with recipes penned out longhand by grandmas and great grandmas. Despite its moniker as “pie fruit”, rhubarb is actually a vegetable. And, it’s one that’s rich in all things good…

406 Rocks!

Billings woman creates a treasure hunt of happiness With a pensive look on her face, Mary Hughes is ready to rock. She’s got the full rainbow of acrylic paints at her fingertips along with close to a dozen brushes, just itching to create the next palm-sized work of art. With each stroke of paint, Mary…

Designing a Lifeline for Families

The expanding Ronald McDonald House of Eastern Montana Early in her pregnancy, Amanda Hodge and husband Josh of Volborg, Montana knew something wasn’t quite right with the baby growing inside. Doctors diagnosed Amanda with placental mesenchymal dysplasia (PMD), causing abnormal growth of the placenta. The condition meant Amanda and Josh’s baby had a 50% chance of…

100 Strong

A women-centric philanthropic powerhouse for the Yellowstone Valley There’s little doubt that Julie Seedhouse and Haley Vannatta are the “roll up your sleeves” kind of gals. If there’s a need in the community, many times you’ll see one of them behind the scenes trying to move and shake people to make a difference. While both…

Chillin’ With Tobin

This Teen Needs a Forever Family To say 13-year-old Tobin is laid back would be an understatement. Those who know this fun-loving and introspective kid call him an “indoorsman,” one who loves techie things and gets lost in stories ripped from the pages of Marvel Comics. Recently, Tobin went to the new movie, Spiderman: The…

Rising Above

Community driven teen is now Duke University bound Robert Keenum, the guidance counselor at Billings Central Catholic High School, has written hundreds of recommendation letters for students during his career. With each letter, he strives to detail his students’ accomplishments, feature their strengths, and capture their personalities in hopes of swaying college admissions boards. Despite…

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