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3 Bed/3 Bath 2,916 square feet 11.3 acres Gourmet kitchen Incredible custom wood work • River rock fireplace • Vaulted T&G ceilings • Overlooks private pond • Stunning landscape with gazebo • Wrap around decks MLS #21712638 $700,000

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LIFESTYLE LETTER

MARCH 2018 PUBLISHER

Mike Tucker | MTucker@LifestylePubs.com EDITORS

Chelsea Lyn Agro | Chelsea.Agro@LifestylePubs.com Danielle M. Antonetti | DAntonetti@LifestylePubs.com SALES SUPPORT MANAGER

Gene Peterson | Gene.Peterson@LifestylePubs.com SALES SUPPORT

Megan Strickland | Megan.Strickland@LifestylePubs.com

Cheers, to the joy of homemaking. HOME: THE EPICENTER OF THE PERPETUAL TO-DO LIST. I was warned of this list immediately following my enthusiastic calls to family and friends, but with great energy I took the plunge into home-owning and have yet to come up for air.  I was in the parking lot of Bed Bath & Beyond when my husband and I got the call from our real estate agent—offer accepted. The weeks that followed were the sweetest of summer days—planning, mapping, budgeting, paint sampling, you name it. We were trying to tread in the pool of homeownership.  Today, nearly three years in, I’ve come to love the warm hug of fresh laundry. And these things: clean countertops, a never-empty kitchen sink, perfectly draped plush blankets, the glow of a seasonly scented candle, the delicate swing of curtains like side-swept bangs.  Every day I need no reminder that I mustn’t forget to make a life aside from making a living. I pride myself that this is the Montana way—joy in all things, cozied up near the crown of the continent. 

EDITORIAL PHOTOGRAPHER

Pamela Dunn-Parrish CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Chelsea Lyn Agro, Ali Solomon CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Pamela Dunn-Parrish, Toni Malek, Theresa Stirling

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Sitting down with Steve Boyce for the story The Perseverance Behind Permanence was my ideal of mixing business with pleasure. I learned bounties of the Boyce family history through Steve’s vivid memory, envisioning Missoula the way his

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grandfather, Al, had known it—a dirt road town blushing with bitterroot flowers. Their business is a testament of bravery and good, hard work. And that property is magic, a launching pad for building a future, in more ways than one. These stories embrace all of what makes a house a home—living space, artwork, decor, and most importantly, the people we share our lives with to make the dream come alive.

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Steven Schowengerdt Matthew Perry DeLand Shore Brad Broockerd Sara Minor Janeane Thompson Nicolette Martin Victoria Perry Lindsey Howard Chad Jensen Cyndi Harrington Alicia Huff Adella Wrisinger Jessica Soetaert Cyndi King Dana Rudolph Emily Stout Hailey Stepanek Melanie Carlisle Randa Makeen Michael O’Connell Scott Lavigne

To all of the home-lovers out there, this one’s for you. On the Cover The stunning living space within the Canyon River Road property featured on page XX, a listing by PureWest Real Estate. Photography PureWest Real Estate Chelsea Lyn Agro, Managing Editor Chelsea.Agro@LifestylePubs.com

MissoulaValleyLifestyle.com ON THE COVER The stunning living space within the Canyon River Road property featured on page 12, a listing by PureWest Real Estate. PHOTOGRAPHY BY PUREWEST REAL ESTATE 4

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INSIDE THE ISSUE MARCH 2018

FEATURES 12 It’s Greener on the Green Canyon River Road is a golf course retreat.

18 The Perseverance Behind Permanence The Boyce family celebrates 80 years building Missoula and beyond.

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26 Fire & Wax Theresa Stirling creates modern art with an ancient technique.

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Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Open House

34 Renovate & Refine 36 Lifestyle Calendar 42 Local’s Choice


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GOOD TIMES

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AROUND TOWN

SPRING FORWARD!

you how to do it yourself the right way. MUD is part-

time! The clocks will spring forward on  Sunday,

nering with Homeword and Garden City Harvest

March 11 at 2 a.m., robbing us of an hour of sleep

to prune their orchard at the Orchard Gardens site

but rewarding us with more daylight than we know

(210 S. Grove St.). $10 for MUD members and $20

what to do with. Happy Spring, everyone!

for non-members. Space is limited so be sure to

HUNTING & GATHERING Join in the exploration adventure of hunting and

reserve your spot at MudProject.org.

WINE WEEKEND

gathering for food and medicine at the Montana Natural

On Friday, March 23 and Saturday, March 24 you'll

History Center’s “Hunting and Gathering: Learning to

have the the chance to be up close and personal

Read the Landscape” lecture series. There will be six

with one of the cooking scene's most endearing

speakers who will share their expertise from identifica-

chefs, Dean Fearing, at The Resort at Paws Up. He'll

tion and the use of the object of the hunt to identifying

be plating his masterpieces, and because these

the landscape or phenology clues that will help hunters

dates happen to fall on their spring Wine Weekend,

and gatherers find what they're after. One of the speak-

Michael Silacci will be pouring the Opus One wines

ers will be Kallie Moore, Collections Manager at the UM

he created. Don't miss the pairing that promises to

Paleontology Center, and her lecture will be Hunting for

be one for the culinary ages: Opus One wines with

the Ancient Past: Field Guide to Montana Fossils. This lec-

the Southwestern cuisine of Chef Dean Fearing. Fill

ture will give brief summary of the fossiliferous geology

your spot today by calling 877.588.6783.

of Montana as well as a guide for legal collecting in the state. For a full list of speakers, topics, and location visit:

HOME & GARDEN SHOW

MontanaNaturalist.org/Hunting-and-Gathering.

The 38th annual Missoula Home & Garden Show

Cost per lecture is $10 or $5 for members. Free

on Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25 is

admission for high school and college students.

the perfect rendezvous to awaken our senses now

Ticket includes beer and/or wine from The Dram

that the worst of our winter days are behind us.

Shop, and non-alcoholic beverages will also be avail-

The event will showcase products like traditional,

able. Thanks to the Good Food Store for sponsoring

handcrafted furniture, fashion, jewelry, accesso-

this lecture series!

ries for the home, pottery, and much more. There

GREAT ROCKIES SPORT SHOW

is no admission fee to attend this event;  however, donations of non-perishable food items or cash

Tis the season to start prepping for warmer weather!

for Missoula Food Bank & Children Homes will be

The 6th annual Great Rockies Sport Show has all

accepted. Head on over to the Adams Center from

of your outdoor fun covered. Friday, March 16 kicks

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4

off the big three-day weekend, offering equipment,

p.m. on Sunday. For more information, or to reserve

travel destinations, RVs, ATVs, boats, information

a booth, call 406.880.7303 or email BBewley@

on outfitters, lodges, resorts, and all things fishing and

MissoulaHomeAndGardenShow.com.

hunting. Bring along your best adventurer and head to the Adams Center on Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.,

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Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on

You name it—gifts, jewelry, wreaths, signs, home

Sunday. Admission is $5 per person. Children up to 17

decor—you can make it! Michaels Art and Craft

years old can attend at no charge. To learn more, visit

Store on Reserve Street offers dozens of free craft-

GreatRockiesShow.com or call 406.580.3907.

ing events throughout each month. Most projects

TREE PRUNING WORKSHOP Missoula Urban Demonstration Project, also known as MUD, is offering an opportunity on

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Vander Meer of Bad Goat Forest Products will teach

A warm welcome to the start of daylight saving

can be completed within a two-hour span and remain under $40 for materials. Stop in to get a free pamphlet of upcoming events.

Saturday, March 18 to learn the skills needed to

NEW LOCATION, SAME FITNESS GOALS

effectively prune your own trees. Whether you're

Better Body Fitness has moved their location

wanting to clean out dead branches, increase your

to 2700 Paxton St., Suite H. Don't let their reloca-

fruit production, or just create a more visually pleas-

tion slow you down. Enjoy the new atmosphere of a

ing tree or shrub, MUD Workshop instructor Mark

fresh space and let it re-energize your goals! 

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OPEN HOUSE

It’s Greener ON THE GREEN CANYON RIVER ROAD IS A GOLF COURSE RETREAT TEN MINUTES AWAY FROM THE WELL-TRODDEN PATH OF DOWNTOWN MISSOULA SITS A HOME ON THE 10TH HOLE GREEN OF CANYON RIVER GOLF CLUB. Trusses and stone base pillars are the framework of a dreamy portrait—elegant outdoor space, rustic and charming exterior walls, and windows to lend every season. 12

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OPEN HOUSE

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This custom home was raised Montana ranch

are show-stopping attributes that adorn this

style, unfurling itself over 5,000 finished square

elegant ranch with timeless, functional style.

feet of living space, for ease in accommodating

The 16,156-square-foot lot where this

and entertaining. Vaulted ceilings add to the

Montana treasure sits is a lush sprawl of

roomy atmosphere of most every room, allowing

grass, complete with underground sprin-

each space to bask in the glow of natural light.

klers for easy maintenance. Walking trails

In traditional and essential Montana fash-

and a peaceful riverside are just beyond its

ion, a river stone fireplace is the crown jewel

doors, drawing its lucky owner to the origins

of a living space, made more alluring by warm

of the inspiration for this home.

tones and rich views of a pristine golf course at the foreground of a mountainous backdrop.

In the heart of our favorite valley, Canyon River Road is a dream waiting to be lived.

The kitchen—perfected for gathering, preparing, and feasting—is complete with

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a Wolf gas range, solid wood cabinetry, and

ed by Devin Khoury and Jason Leishman, call

custom tile. The center island and oven range

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THE PERSEVERANCE BEHIND PERMANENCE ARTICLE CHELSEA LYN AGRO | PHOTOGRAPHY PAMELA DUNN-PARRISH

THE BOYCE FAMILY CELEBRATES 80 YEARS BUILDING MISSOULA AND BEYOND

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BLAST FROM THE PAST— We had this 1947 Ford flatbed cabover truck. The gearshift was way down on the floor on the right side, and I just got my driver’s license. STEVE BOYCE, THE CO-OWNER OF

where it still stands today on Russell Street

I go out to Bonner Mill and started

BOYCE LUMBER & DESIGN CENTER,

for a mere $500 in the 1930s at 57 years old.

hauling this lumber. Nobody showed

REMEMBERS WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO LOOK

After having migrated here from Florida, Al

me how to drive the truck. I’m in this

OUT ACROSS MISSOULA AND SEE THE

and his family lived in a tent for an entire

truck and the steering was so loose

FAIRGROUNDS CLEAR FROM RUSSELL

year. Surviving a Montana winter was the

that you had to go so far before it

STREET. The fields were freckled with pops

first of many challenges the family would

caught. And some burly guy in a

of pink—bitterroot flowers drawing Native

endure throughout several decades.

lumber wagon would load me up and

Americans in year after year for harvesting.

“They made them tougher back then,” said

chain it down and I was scared to

He paints a picture: a sawmill where the

Steve, grinning over this memory of his grand-

death. And that’s just the way things

baseball field is, the Hamilton Lumber company

father. He was a man of fierce dedication who

were done back then. You sank or

where the Southgate Mall is, the Anaconda

was unswerving in his ability to ride the wave of

swam…it was an adventure. —Steve

Company sawmill in Bonner, and the wood

change, particularly when the logging industry

burner at Davenport Lumber where Missoula

nearly came to a halt back in the 1980s.

Federal Credit Union is—heat so strong it flushed Steve’s face as he rode by on his bike as a boy.

“Logging—that’s what made the town.

Boyce Lumber & Design Center 1410 S. Russell St.

That was the industry,” said Steve. It was

Open Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Of course, Steve was just a kid then. His

a seemingly insurmountable wall for any

and on Saturday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

grandfather, Al Boyce, was the founder of

lumber yard to overcome—not relying

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The four men standing together are Bob Boyce, Al Boyce, Bob Sage, and Everett Boyce

material that they always imagined would

disappear for good. “I thought, ‘We can’t be

be in abundance.

this anymore. We have to reinvent ourselves.

“It was a slow death, death by a thousand cuts kind of thing,” said Steve. One by one,

We’re going to cater to the contractor, the home builder, the do-it-yourselfer.’”

local mills closed up and the material came

On a trip to the east coast, Steve saw

from farther flung places with inevitable

something that would change the face of

shipping costs. To avoid going through a

their business, save it when it needed saving.

middle man who’d sit at a desk selling truck-

“It was a risky decision,” said Steve, recalling

loads of lumber, the Boyce family hired their

the decision to build a drive-through facility.

own buyer who was picky about product

“Once you saw it, it was a no-brainer.” And

and who was connected to dozens of mills.

it did save them, turning their location into a

Price and quality, despite frequent changes,

convenient shopping plaza for the customers

always remained top priorities.

who remained. Folks could put in an order,

Their next big hit was when the box stores blew into town like a windstorm that turned their income on its head.

drive through the aisle of material, load up, and be on their way in one fell swoop. The Design Center was another devel-

“Half of our business was retail and half

opment, allowing customers the chance to

was contractors. That retail half was like they

see the material they were considering in a

packed their suitcases and left town. Boom,

real setting. How will it look on the house?

gone,” said Steve, showing his palms like a

How does it feel to stand on? The showroom

seasoned magician who made something

answered these questions.

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THE PERSEVERANCE BEHIND PERMANENCE

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“We’re proud of what we’re done and the people who have gotten help from us…. It’s something that started with my grandfather. He was so helpful to people and he’d take the time. It’s what everybody touts—customer service. Well, we lived it. That’s the way my grandfather did it, that’s the way my father did it, and that’s the way I learned how to do it. You help [them], whether it’s a pound of nails or a house. Everybody is the same. That philosophy has spread to all

“WE HAVE TO REINVENT OURSELVES. WE’RE GOING TO CATER TO THE CONTRACTOR, THE HOME BUILDER, THE DO-IT-YOURSELFER.”

the people who work here,” said Steve. “It’s that little sprout that my grandfather planted.” When Steve looks toward the future, he’s confident yet humble, keeping his family’s history of this company close to heart. “The family is getting bigger but the business is kind of growing with them. Everybody has their own niche, and then they can collaborate and learn every aspect of the business,” said Steve. “My vision is that we can make it 100 years or more.”

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FIRE &

WAX THERESA STIRLING CREATES MODERN ART WITH AN ANCIENT TECHNIQUE ARTICLE ALI SOLOMON PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED BY THERESA STIRLING

MONTANANS LOVE BEESWAX. We seek it out in our salve products for the endless effects it has on our skin, protecting it against irritants while remaining breathable. It’s antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory, and now, thanks to Washington-based artist, Theresa Stirling, beeswax is the art on our walls. She paints with molten beeswax, the natural wax produced by honey bees. This ancient art form is called encaustic painting and dates back 2,000 years, to the days when Greeks applied coats of hot wax and resin to weatherproof their ships.  The medium has come a long way from protecting ship hulls. Today, Theresa’s nature-inspired paintings decorate the walls of homes and businesses all across our great country. We caught up with Theresa days before she was set to travel to Montana to guide the installation of her four-panel 160” x 160” ceiling mural for a Yellowstone Club residence in Big Sky:

It Takes a Village THE INSTALLATION OF THE MURALS AT THE YELLOWSTONE CLUB WAS AN EIGHT-PERSON JOB. There were four mechanical lifts for a total of about 800 pounds of artwork. Theresa stayed on site for four days and worked around the clock to conceal the center T seams of the four panels. Her work covers about 27,000 square inches and is her largest custom commission to date.  Contractor and Installers: John Haas and Amy Blevins and crew of Hass Builders in Big Sky // Interiors: Kirkham & Co. in Bozeman To learn more or sign up for her newsletter, visit TheresaStirling.com or visit her on Instagram @theresastirlingartstudios for live painting clips and images. 

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Encaustic: The Process

I paint with beeswax. I heat it to 180-200 degrees Fahrenheit so it’s molten or melted beeswax, and

then I slowly apply it to board, which is my substrate. The style that I’ve really found my voice in is known as photo encaustic. I typically paint over an image, although that’s not always the case. I have an image glued down on the board and then I apply the hot beeswax over that. I use clear medium, which means there’s a little natural resin or tree sap in there, and I use some that’s pigmented with oil paint or encaustic pigment sticks. I then apply fire to the beeswax once it’s down, working horizontally, taking care to fuse each layer to the one below it for adhesion and structural integrity. Most of my pieces have between 10 and 20 thin layers of beeswax. Wax has the appeal to me, in that you add layers but you also spend some time subtracting layers—excavating, revealing what’s below. Its luminous look is unlike any other medium. CONTINUED >

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FIRE & WAX

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Cold Wax Painting Technique I’ve recently started working with cold wax, and it’s just a little different. It’s got the consistency of a paste. Once the mineral spirits dissipate, it hardens. Typically, you’ll find painters either gravitate to cold wax or hot wax. I’m now combining both, and it gives me greater flexibility and longer workability with some of my colors. It also offers more interesting surface patterns with fire. If I put down cold wax and oil and then pour some hot wax onto that, it sets up this texture on the surface that’s almost like stucco on a wall. It’s completely organic.There is fluidity and texture manipulation that you can get, and surface patterns that crackle. Sometimes I spray shellac to it and get what they call a "shellac burn," which is visually interesting.

Using the Blowtorch When I paint poppy pods or any organic imagery, I paint in the darker tones first, hitting those with my black pigmented wax and then working in those wonderful earth tones—the browns and the mushroom hues. What’s interesting is then you have to hit it with fire, and if you’re not careful, the fire can make everything run. There’s a learned touch to working with a blowtorch and wax. That finesse reveals itself over time.

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The Studio The studio is a welcoming place. It’s awash in sunlight with lots of windows. It smells sweet like honey and beeswax. I listen to music most often. Lately, I’ve been listening to Jack Johnson and Chris Isaak. When I’m deep into a project, sometimes I break it up by listening to podcasts. That’s allowed me to lose myself, think about things, as well as focus, which sounds kind of odd but it seems to work. Podcasts have been a great way to round out how I look at the world—listening to other people who have perspectives on creativity or bringing mindfulness forward. The beach and paddle board are right down the studio steps, so there is always an excuse for breaks in nature.

Theresa & Montana I have spent time in Montana fly fishing in the Bitterroot Valley and I have good friends who lived in Missoula, so I enjoyed college football games. The last few years, showing art and doing commission work have led me to Bozeman and Big Sky mostly. I haven’t seen enough but I’ve enjoyed the places I have been and will continue to spend a fair amount of time [in Montana]. I love it here.

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FIRE & WAX

(CON TI N U ED)

Commissions I really enjoy the process of collaborating with the collector or designer for the space that the art is going into. For example, if it’s a space that can read well with a moody piece or darker tones, then we can really thread that needle. I’ll often submit a few suggestions or images and then I’ll do a variation of that. In the case of the ceiling mural that I recently did for a family in the Yellowstone Club, they had a vision and a dream and they shared that with me. I collaborated with my designer, and we worked it up graphically and gave them a choice of 10-15 images. Then I painted a version of what they agreed to, knowing that it will always be a painterly version of what we’ve settled on. That’s where I hope my work continues to flow. It’s meaningful, intentional, and deeply important work, with a sense of place or that tells a story.

Giving Back It’s incredibly important to be good stewards, first of our household, then our community, and the wider world. My kids have helped me get back into caring for animals. We currently foster kittens for our local Humane Society. I really appreciate the endless love and support that we can give to the voiceless. Proceeds from art to help animals is a great loop. We have three cats, one dog, two bunnies, and two hens. We are what the Humane Society might call a foster failure family.  I also invite teens to visit the studio and freely plunge into a project. It is so lovely to see them focus and unfold.  I've also done some community DIY classes, more for bringing people together. My work has also been recently commissioned for a new Liver/Organ Transplant Wing at Swedish Hospital Seattle, to soothe patients and families during a fragile time. I've recently done small, gift pieces for grieving families, using a loved one's ashes in the beeswax art. It's deeply meaningful work, and I absolutely love what I do.

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WOVEN + KNOTTED LIVING BOHO-CHIC WITH WOVEN TEXTURES AND MACRAMÉ Decorate your space with handmade textures such as the modern, maker revival of 1970s macramé and year-round tropical feel of wicker. MACRAMÉ Made through knotting instead of weaving, macramé can add a unique touch in many various ways. Houzz contributor Laura Gaskill suggests incorporating it as nursery decor, plant hangers, wall hangings and modern fiber arts. WICKER According to Houzz contributor Yanic Simard, “the best way to really embrace the luxury-cottage appeal of wicker and rattan is to combine different forms of the two in one space ... Look for other unexpected places to add a natural twist to your home with a new material woven into your palette.”

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MARCH

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR benefit the Missoula Downtown

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MONTANA FOUND: OPENING RECEPTION

This event is free to the public but a small donation to support the room is greatly appreciated.

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18 EASTER BUNNY BREAKFAST AND PHOTOS Southgate Mall

Kids

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MOVIE SCREENING: 'THE FEAR OF 13'

BOOK READING & SIGNING WITH GWEN FLORIO

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Hosted by the Montana Innocence Project, the Wrongful Conviction Film Series

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21 MOVIE IN THE PARK Wagg'n Indoor Dog Park

Bring your canine and cuddle up for a movie in the park! Wagg'n Nation members come for free and non-members pay $10 for the whole pack. There will be popcorn and the movie will be the wildly touching Bolt. If it's your first time at Wagg'n, please register at Waggn.org.

24 SPRINGTIME OF IRISH MUSIC AND SONG UM Recital Hall

Enjoy an evening of live music featuring visiting Irish musician and singer Liam O Maonlaí. Event is hosted by UM’s Friends of Irish Studies. Tickets are available at Rockin’ Rudy’s and online at HS.UMT.edu/friends-irish-studies. Sláinte!

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COTTON Cotton stems, cotton wreaths, cotton swags. It goes with anyone's home and is neutral enough to use year-round. Growing up in Oklahoma, we had cotton fields and I loved seeing them as a kid. Most of my uncles were farmers, and I just love the nostalgia that goes along with that. 

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WRITING ON THE WALL Words are so powerful. I love, love, love to hang signs in my home, especially our signs that are made by local artist, Hazel Designs. I am constantly encouraged by scripture and quotes on my walls at home and in my shop.

TIERED TRAY Seasonal decor is a must, and my tiered tray on my island at home is one of the first places I start. It's fun to add a little bird's nest and eggs in the spring or a few pumpkins in the fall, and when it's not decorated seasonally I can use it in any room in my house. It's great for parties or simply to hold fresh fruit and veggies. 


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