Information in a Flash

I love Flash Briefings because I always seem to have a “should” list that includes learning words, reading the bible, being up to date in my industry, and, well, sometimes I just want to laugh. I built my Alexa Daily Flash Briefing to check all those boxes! The cool thing about Flash Briefings is that they are short. They must…

Small Business Saturday

Tired of the same old big box stores for your Christmas shopping? Skip the early wake-up on Black Friday, and embrace the beauty of shopping local on Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24 this year. We've compiled a list of five amazing, locally owned and operated retailers that are dedicated to serving the community and meeting all of your holiday checklist…


 Article Stephanie Hower | Photography Stephanie Hower*  Rachelle Kathleen, @rachellekathleen  Why you need to follow her:

5 Things I Love with Karlee Albertson

 Article Stephanie Hower  Helping Families, One Manicure at a Time  "Be the change you want to see."

Billings’ Top Five Patios

 Article Stephanie Hower | Photography Trevan Hiersche  Patio season is in full swing. From Bistecca at the Granary's iconic wooded hideaway in the heart of Billings' neighborhoods to the open-air feeling of the Local Kitchen and Bar's wall of windows, these five patios will have you saying "I'll have another."  Local Kitchen & Bar

Jeff + His Son

 Article and Photography  Aspinwall Mountain Wear Icon Hat, $26, Aspinwall Mountain Wear,   “I love my Aspinwall flat-billed hat.”

Renata & Tessa

 Article Stephanie Hower | Photography Renata Haidle  Kimmidolls  Amazon, $19.95 "A modern, contemporary fusion of Eastern and Western art and symbolism."

 Local, All-Natural Skin Care

For 20 years, The Myrtle Leaf has been making fresh and natural skin care products by hand in Montana for you and your healthy lifestyle.

Our Contributors

After earning a bachelors degree in mass communications from MSU Billings, Stephanie married her high school sweetheart and they started a family. Their children are 4 and 2. Stephanie enjoys freelance writing and also works for a local photographer, editing photos and helping her run the business.  

Trainer Confessions

Have you ever wondered what it's like to work in the world of fitness? Three Billings trainers sat down with us to shed some light on the fitness industry and share a confession about what it's really like to be a personal trainer.