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Making the City Magic

Visit Billings works to put our city on the map Travelers who flew in or out of Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport last winter, likely became acquainted with Gus and Charlie. They were hard to miss. Gus is a colorful, larger-than-life Grizzly Bear and Charlie is a wild and wooly bison. Photos of both were literally…

The Joy of Creating

Crooked Line Studio brings out the artist in all Think you don’t have the artistic talent to draw a stick figure? That won’t make a difference at Crooked Line Studio. Owner Julie Durrett didn’t either when she first jumped into the world of art. Now she’s running Crooked Line Studio, a refuge for non-artists who…

Packing for the Voyage

Mix & match style to get the most in your suitcase When summer hits and vacation time gets closer, you know you can”t take your closet with you. Yet, you want options when it comes to a fashionable fun-filled getaway. What you wear for an afternoon of sightseeing will, no doubt, look entirely different compared…

String it Up!

Fun & crafty throwback to 60s Style What do you get when you mix a slab of wood, some nails and colorful thread? You get an artistic expression with graphic impact. Remember string art? This popular craft from the 60s is making a big and bold comeback and Better To Gather’s studio is one place…

Closet Intervention

Giving new life to old fashion favorites Megan Kongaika may very well have been a zebra in her past life.  Her closet is a sea of stripes, mainly in black and white. Seeing these pieces strewn across her bed helped this small intervention hit home for Megan.  Truth is, she looks great in stripes. Megan,…

Nailing It!

Make your digits a true expression If you didn’t notice, nail trends are proving to be a buzz-worthy fashion trend. Be it chevron or glitter or ombre, these fresh and posh polishes truly provide an artistic twist for anyone’s taste. Whether you scroll through Pinterest for inspiration or look to your local nail tech for…

Look What We Found: Let It Roll!

Creative Crate for Storage With a grandbaby on the way in the Jennings family, my latest project revolved around helping my daughter come up with storage solutions for her soon-to-be nursery. Whatever we chose had to be sturdy, moveable, safe and serve multiple purposes. While I envisioned an old crate with a vintage logo on…

Flower Power!

Turn grocery store groupings into arrangements that WOW! You see the fresh blooms there for the picking when you hit the grocery store. Why not sharpen your floral arranging skills to creatively add a splash of color to your home as we close out winter? Here are some of the easiest ways to take everyday…

Color of the Year

Delish and delightful Marsala What’s naturally robust and earthy in color? Well, it’s Marsala and it just so happens that the color expert Pantone has declared this delicious shade ‘The Color of the Year’ for 2015. This is nothing like years before when shades of fuchsia, a.k.a. Honeysuckle, scared the more mature woman in 2011…

What is the Language of Love?

The experts chime in on how to keep the love alive  Not too long ago, I stumbled upon a blog post written by a woman who had been married for more than 20 years. She called her hubby her soul mate, her best friend. A day spent cleaning out her and her husband”s closet, however,…

Fire Up Your Metabolism!

Don’t let these mistakes zap you of the best fitness results! When you hit the gym or get fired up for a great workout at home, I’m sure your intent is to make every minute count and get the most out of your fitness time. Whether you realize it or not, there are some common…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Become an Outdoors Woman!

Grab your sense of adventure for a hands-on lesson Has the thought of learning to kayak down some of Montana’s raging waterways given you a thrill? What about learning how to fly-fish on some of the state’s most pristine rivers? Have you longed to be able to pick up a bow and develop or fine-tune…

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