Joy Larson was raised in Montana, is a graduate of the University of Montana, mother of four, animal lover and writer.
Holiday Chai Tea Mix Recipe
If you have a chai tea lover in your life, then this recipe will make the perfect gift this holiday season. I have been searching for a recipe like this for a while now because my mother absolutely loves chai tea. She loves drinking it, but hates paying $4-$5 per jug of liquid chai tea concentrate a…
5 Great Secret Santa Gifts
With the Christmas season upon us, it’s time for secret Santas. It doesn’t seem to matter if you work or not, just about any group, club or job you do will have a secret Santa exchange. The hardest part of being a secret Santa is knowing what to get for someone else, especially when the …
It’s Time for Christmas Programs Again
It’s that time of year again. It’s Christmas program time. The time when parents pack into gymnasiums and auditoriums like sardines to watch their children sing holiday classics.
Holiday Mulled Red Wine Crockpot Recipe
My oldest brother has become famous the past few Christmases for making almond roca. It was something that my mother always used to make when we were kids, but hadn’t made in a long time and my brother resurrected it. Along with bringing back the almond roca, my brother has become famous for m…
All is Right with the World – According to Foot Locker
I’m kind of choosy when it comes to the sports I watch. I don’t like to waste my time watching endless hours of sports. I would much rather play them than watch. Even though I don’t watch a ton of sports, I still know a few famous, or once famous players. Recently Foot Locker creat…
R.I.P. Brian Griffin
Was anyone else shocked and horrified by Brian’s death in the most recent episode of Family Guy? I can’t seriously believe the writers killed him off. What were they thinking?
What is Sexy?
I grew up with two brothers and live with five males so I know a little bit about the opposite sex. One thing I’ve learned is how different males and females are. When men get mad they cuss, when women get mad they cry. When something awesome happens to a guy he does numerous fist pumps or hi-…
First Hunting Season
My husband and 12-year-old have been walking all over the hills west of Missoula looking for a buck. The past few weeks of constant searching only to turn up nothing was really getting to my preteen. This is the first year he is old enough to hunt.
Super Moist Chocolate Pudding Crockpot Cake Recipe
I love desserts, especially chocolate ones. This one is great because it cooks while you’re at work. If you’re like me and own more than one crockpot then you can have both dinner and dessert ready for you when you get home from your busy day. Imagine how great your house will smell with…
Taking My Gun for a Walk
This past weekend I spent many hours taking my gun for a walk. I know to some it may seem like a waste of time, but he had been a really good boy and was just begging me to take him for a walk in the woods.
Twenty Pound Carp Runs for Office
Recently a 20-pound carp ran for city council in Ann Arbor Michigan, but was unsuccessful in clinching the win. It seems that this large fishy fellow was seeking to win by write in votes. He first gained notoriety when preservation workers at a local pond caught him vandalizing vegetation. He was qu…
Super Easy Mini Pumpkin Pies Recipe
My mom makes the pumpkin pies every Thanksgiving. However, the last two years that she’s been in charge of making the pies, she has forgotten to add the sugar to them. Have you ever tried a pumpkin pie that didn’t have sugar in it? You need to eat it with a whole lot of whipped cream.