Doctor of Knitting

Bonnie Dean plans to trade her stethoscope for knitting needles Juggling two demanding careers, Bonnie Dean is by necessity an early riser.  Twelve days on, nine days off, she’s a physiatrist at New Hope Rehabilitation Center in Billings, managing intense therapy programs to restore patients with spinal cord and brain injuries, amputations, strokes, and other…

A Radical Change of Heart

Billings family shares the hope and healing behind fostering children Ellyn Scansen will never forget the morning that she thought was just a routine Sunday trip to church. Instead, this day brought a twist of fate, one that forever changed her heart and the heart of her family. “The whole story starts with this card,”…

Animal Magnet-ism!

Deck your fridge out with a colorful roar When it comes to keeping those important things handy, the fridge is a go-to for many families’ “command central.” Sure, you can tack up that very important bit of information with that magnetized business card someone handed you at that trade show that you went to years…

Megan Reichert’s edible bits of creativity

Creating Cakes draped in fondant & dressed in buttercream Before Megan Reichert even flips the switches on her pair of ovens or reaches deep into her 50-pound tub of sugar to get ready to whip up her next tasty confection, she’s in dream mode. Her creations aren’t your average, everyday kind of cakes, cupcakes or…

Win These Dream Gems!

Create your dream with this amazing giveaway courtesy of dMeyers Custom Jeweler. Enter below by sharing your information, or visit the dMeyers Custom Jeweler showroom at  327 South 24th Street West in Billings. The winner will receive a $1000 gift certificate to purchase the piece of jewelry of his or her dreams! The winning name…

Are You a Planner Gal?

These stylish finds might just be enough to organize and motivate The year you finally resolve to organize your to-do lists and create a streamlined life. Sure, you have that little notebook at the bottom of your purse. And, there’s that calendar feature you can’t live without on your phone. But, many women are learning…

Tastings: Holiday in a Bottle!

The Team checks out champagne & sparkling wines Corked inside a bottle of sparkling wine is celebration – a party waiting to be launched. This bubbly concoction goes through a second fermentation process to add the extra bit of effervescence. In case you wondered, it can only be called Champagne if it originates from the…

Zonta Invests in Women

Service Group helps break the cycle of addiction & abuse Holly Knight grew up in a world of abuse and drugs that many cannot even imagine. Exposed to the drug culture at a young age, she began using at 12 years old.  “I have lived a rough life in the drug world,” Holly says. “I…

A Montana Christmas with Prime Rib

Here in the land of beef, at the center of many Christmas feasts sits one tasty delight where the name truly says it all — Prime Rib. In all corners of Montana, a prime rib roast will be the crown jewel of many a holiday table. This cut of meat is the rib eye. It…

Hidden Treasures

Billings Woman loves those of a vintage variety Jeri Grendahl’s eyes twinkle like stars through black-frame cat-eye glasses. Short spiked hair lends some edginess to her slender shape, as does a pinch of red lipstick. A large vintage brooch attached to a fine chain about her neck shimmers with bright blue stones. This woman has…

The Naked Cake Trend

Let your layers show with this holiday confection When it comes to the latest trend in the world of baking, you could say it’s what’s on the inside that counts. Introducing the naked cake. While this type of cake first marched on the scene for weddings and bridal showers a couple of years ago, it’s…

The Gift that Keeps Giving

DIY etched glassware with a personal touch Sweets, treats and friends are some of my favorite things. That’s why when the holiday season rolls around, I know I am not alone in sharing sweet confections baked straight from my own kitchen. This year, you can join me in treating friends, neighbors or even your child’s…

Portraits of Adoption

Heart Gallery shines the light on kids in need of forever families The camera flashes as Clark Marten, a Master Craftsman Photographer speaks warmly to his subject. “You’re a handsome guy!” he says as he tries to spark a smile from 10-year-old Isaiah. The curly-haired, brown-eyed spunky kid is posing for something that he hopes…

Family Friendly Faves: Strawberry Cream Cheese French Toast Bake

Overnight sensation is perfect for family get-togethers For days when the average, everyday version of French toast just won’t do, why not add a few extra ingredients and bake up some goodness for breakfast? This recipe couldn’t be easier to prepare and because you create a whole pan of French toast in one fell swoop,…

Homespun Holiday

DIY stitched clay ornaments Crafter Ashley Michel is no stranger to making her own holiday ornaments. In fact, each year she chooses a new way to make an entire line that she will sell at craft fairs or in private sales. Each one has its own flair and this year’s creations are no exception. To…

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