Full of beautiful colors and bright blooms, spring is a flower lover's dream come true. 

Where to Play A Round

 Article Jay Smith  As the spring sun melts away the remnants of another Minnesota winter and the once barren trees start to bud and lawns slowly begin to transform from brown to green, Minnesotans are called to the outdoors. For some, this means swapping out their tactical arctic gear for a lightweight fleece and (dare I say it?) a pair…

Summer Bucket List

 Article Cindy Mennenga  Summers in Minnesota are short-lived: To get the most out of summer this year, make a plan—a bucket list, if you will—of those activities you’d like to squeeze into this summer. You may discover some new favorites! We’ve assembled a list of suggestions to get you started.  Bryant Lake Regional Park

Men to Know

 Article Nancy Renneke  Mike Gruidl, Recently Retired Investment Broker  Mike and his wife, Cathy, raised two kids in Eden Prairie. Even when he was working as an investment broker, Mike dedicated countless hours volunteering in the community. In addition to serving as a leader in the local Lions Club, he organizes drives to collect and distribute winter gear, “energy packs”…

Eden Prairie Women of Substance

 Article Nancy Renneke | Photography Genét Jean-Pierre  The Pediatrician  Dr. Erika Malvey-Dorn

Like Mother, Like Daughter

 Article and Photography  SkinMedica HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator, $178

DIY Duotone Statement Earrings

Shake up your jewelry box with these handmade geometric earrings— perfect for yourself or as a gift for your best ladies Article and Photography Nicolette Martin Piece by Piece Use both your bent nose forceps and needle nose pliers to secure each end of the jump ring. Gently twist the jump ring to open the … Continued

Room to Grow

Perfect for those who don’t necessarily consider themselves “gardening-inclined,” but also like to keep live decorations in various parts of the home, succulent plants are generally low-maintenance and come in an array of shapes, sizes, colors and textures. Grow them in unique containers—from coffee tins to books or shoes—for eco-themed decor you actually have to put in some effort to…

Farmer, Philosopher, Foodie

Butch Sprenger’s company, Destiny Homes, has been around for over 40 years, specializing in remodeling houses in Eden Prairie and the west metro. He builds ideal living spaces. For people. Sprenger is currently drawing up plans for his fifth year dedicated to creating habitats for another species. He’s a beekeeper.

Growing Your Own Salsa

Enjoy pesticide-free, tasty "backyard to table" salsa by starting your own container garden. Living in Minnesota gives the great opportunity to grow a variety of vegetables over the spring and summer. Tomatoes, peppers, and cilantro are easily grown in small spaces and not difficult to maintain.