Do you hear that? It’s the sound of nature springing to life after a long winter’s nap. Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming and children are playing outside as the weather gets warmer and the days grow longer.

This month at Billings Lifestyle, we have spring fever and can barely contain our excitement for our inaugural signature event, the Billings Derby Party, that is coming in May. With the party only a month away, we thought it would be an ideal time to share a bit of our vision for this event in the following pages. Almost a year’s worth of work is coming to fruition, and we are excited to celebrate with you all.

Another inspiration for our April issue is Earth Day on April 22. This day points us to the infinite beauty of the earth and our desire to preserve and protect it.  

From eco-minded processes and products to handcrafted items using natural elements, this issue is a celebration of all things Mother Nature. Throughout this issue, you’ll find amazing people and products that have sprung up from our community.

Whether or not you have a green thumb or a knack for creating something with your own hands, we hope the stories in these pages invoke feelings of gratitude for the wonderful world we live in—and the wonderful people in our community who strive to sustain it.

Not sure where to start? When you’ve finished enjoying this issue, we encourage you to recycle it so it can be turned into future magazines. After all, that’s what makes the world go ‘round!

Happy spring, Billings!