Did You Know…We’re “Organic”?

That WY Lifestyle Magazine and WY Weddings are created ENTIRELY within the state of Wyoming?! We are! From our contributing writers and photographers…to our design team…to our ad reps…to our printers, even our internet service providers! — they are ALL Wyoming companies.

This is part of what we believe in: Working with Wyoming businesses, not only via our advertising and articles, expos and events, but also in the business that we bring to the economy. When you advertise with us, your dollars go BACK into Wyoming! A friend calls it being “organic” — and we LOVE thinking green over at WLM!

Welcome to our Organically Wyoming Company…We’re here to serve you!

‘Til Next time — I’m thinking organically!

Kati Hime, Editor


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Beauty in Motion

I love to workout. I’m not a super athlete by any means (anyone who has seen me swim can attest to that!), but I do enjoy a good workout every day. As soon as the weather warms, I move my workouts from the Laramie Recreation Center (which is a God send in Wyoming winters!), to the outdoors.

Yesterday was my first outdoor run of the summer, and that ‘summer smell’ in the air inspired me to look around at my surroundings…as they passed by! I was pleased to see the beautiful, vibrant colors all around me: green grass accented by the brown bark of trees; pinks, yellows and reds of flowers; the yellow of dandelions (we seem to have an infestation this year in Laramie!). It was beautiful to watch these colors as I ran.

I returned home from my workout to enjoy our first lunch on the patio as a family — my children discovered the variety of birds that were around our home. At first, we heard one bird, but that quickly led us to discover more and more sounds that we didn’t hear at first — the depth of noise was amazing once we sat silent and listened! It was fascinating, and made me think that this would be a fun family activity of the summer — researching what birds live in Wyoming, and the sounds that they make.

I encourage you to explore your outdoors — even if you’re not the type who enjoys a hike in the woods, explore the world right in your own backyard! Share with us what you find — here on this blog, on Facebook or via Twitter, username wyolifestylemag!

‘Til next time — I’m off to learn something new!

Kati Hime, Editor

Wyoming Lifestyle Magazine



Sometimes…it just clicks

I had a fantastic two days of networking in Casper and Cheyenne — thank you to the new friends and fans alike. I enjoyed some beautiful sunshine in Casper Tuesday, followed by an interview by KCWY 13’s Britni McDonald on Wednesday morning (bright and early!). Blew around Casper, flew to Cheyenne (or at least it felt like that with the wind!), and enjoyed some great folks down there as well.

The thing that hit me, as I journeyed through my days, are the real people out there, making Wyoming what it is. These people are not just the business owners and leaders in our community — they’re also the employees, the stay-at-home parents, the teachers, the children, the seniors, the volunteers…all together, I have observed that we share a similar value — we appreciate the value of PEOPLE.

I wanted to take a moment to sincerely thank the wonderful people of Wyoming and those who love Wyoming from around the country and the world — you all make what we do so enjoyable. It’s a joy reporting on your lives and communities, but it’s equally a joy getting out there and meeting everyone face-to-face. What a dream job!

We have many new adventures ahead — please stay tuned as we grow…and connect with us! E-mail, Facebook, Twitter, respond to this blog — and let us know why YOU love Wyoming!

‘Til next time — Here’s a shout out to the great people of Wyoming!

Kati Hime, Editor


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Looking for your favorite WY campsites & activities!

We’re polling our readers for your favorite Wyoming campsites and activities! So please, weigh in! Tell us your favorite Wyoming camping spot, and what your favorite activity to do there is… Comment on this blog, on our Facebook page, or on Twitter! See the links below — and enjoy those beautiful WY outdoors!!!

‘Til next time — I’m craving some s’mores… 🙂

Kati Hime



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WY Public Libraries Make A Splash for Summer!

Last night, my children wanted to create with Legos as a family. As we sat there, my daughter creating a pirate ship that was entitled “Backwards Hat Ship” (because all of the crew had backwards hats), it reminded me of the Lego program our Albany County Public Library is offering for the summer…

This thought inspired me to write about our Wyoming public libraries — I have enjoyed browsing through the different websites around the state this morning, getting to know the programs and enjoying the passion of those people who run our public libraries. There’s something for everyone!

Here are links to the 23 Wyoming county public libraries — tell us about your favorite! Comment here, on our Facebook page ( http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wyoming-Lifestyle-Magazine/258768099856?v=wall&ref=ts ) or on Twitter, user name: wyolifestylemag

‘Til next time, I am curling up with a good book! (And encourage YOU to curl up with the latest copy of WY Lifestyle Magazine, or WLM as we call it!)

Kati Hime



Laramie County:  http://www.lclsonline.org/

Albany County: http://acpl.lib.wy.us

Carbon County: http://carboncolibrary.state.wy.us/

Fremont County: http://www.fclsonline.org/index.htm

Campbell County:http://www.cc-pl.org/

Natrona County: http://www.natronacountylibrary.org/

Converse County:http://www.conversecountylibrary.org/

Sweetwater County: http://www.sweetwaterlibraries.com/

Johnson County: http://www.jclwyo.org/

Uinta County: http://www.uintalibrary.org/

Teton County: http://tclib.org/

Sheridan County: http://www.sheridanwyolibrary.org/

Lincoln County: http://linclib.org/

Weston County: http://www-wsl.state.wy.us/weston/

Goshen County: http://www-wsl.state.wy.us/goshen/

Platte County: http://www-wsl.state.wy.us/platte/

Park County: http://parkcountylibrary.org/

Sublette County: http://www.sublettecountylibrary.org/

Hot Springs County: http://www-wsl.state.wy.us/hotsprings/

Washakie County: http://www.washakiecountylibrary.org/

Crook County: http://www-wsl.state.wy.us/crook/

Niobrara County: http://www.niobraracountylibrary.org/

Big Horn County: http://www-wsl.state.wy.us/bighorn/

Laramie’s hit by Hapi-Ness

Today Laramie Junior High School hosts the Hapi-Ness 5K, a benefit run for local families undergoing extreme obstacles. The run became a Laramie tradition in 1987, when the ninth grade organized the first run in honor of Hapi Patterson, their classmate who died of leukemia that year. Over 30 families have received help with medical bills from Hapi-Ness 5K proceeds since that time. This year, the recipients are two Laramie families, both battling with cancer.

Prizes are given for all ages and categories, and LJHS staff have even pitched in with hand-crafted items to be given away at a drawing after the race.

This annual benefit joins the countless others organized by Wyoming citizens, to benefit others in our state. Post a few of your favorites on this blog, our Facebook page or at Twitter (see below)!

Keep on finding your Hapi-Ness…

Kati Hime, Editor


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WLM Summer 2010 Issue

Welcome to our blog! Blogging is a new adventure for us, so we’d love some feedback — leave us some comments and let us know what you’d like to see…both in our magazine as well as on our blog!

We are dedicated to producing a beautiful publication that represents the diverse culture of Wyoming. We are very excited about our Summer 2010 issue of WLM, (our staff’s pet name for WY Lifestyle Magazine), which was released over two weeks ago! We made some design updates to this our second issue, and are VERY excited with the result.

Please check it out! Click on “View our NEW Summer 2010 Issue” on the home page to pull it up. If you have any difficulties viewing it with Internet Explorer or AOL, please e-mail us at editor@wyolifestyle.com.

Thank you for being a fan. We have experienced phenomenal growth and we owe our success to great folks like you!


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