Fall Faves

Enjoying the changing leaves, Eden Prairie? October is a great month to reflect and make changes in our own lives. Maybe your home needs an eco-friendly update. Check out pages XX [DIY] for some green DIY home hacks that will make you feel refreshed. If you need some inspiration first, read about Tom Oar, the … Continued

Lifestyle Letter

As summer winds down, the wonderful season of fall is upon us. The changing of colors in Minnesota is always a spectacular experience. We hope our readers enjoyed a safe and happy summer.  In September we band together behind our Vikings in their quest for a successful season. NFL Sundays are always memorable and a … Continued

Kids + Pets: What’s Not to Love?

The month of August brings final trips to the cabin, back-to-school planning and the start of the football exhibition season. That’s why it’s our favorite time of year to feature a couple of our favorite subjects, kids and pets.  We would like to thank Connie Hytjen, principal at Forest Hills Elementary School, for her collaboration with us regarding … Continued

Summer Fun in Eden Prairie

Summer is in full swing. We are finally in the season of sunshine and we are well into summer adventures. For many summers evoke fond memories of childhood. Who could forget going to their first Twins game, sleepaway camp, weekends at the lake with our cousins and swimming until your fingers shriveled like prunes? In … Continued

Summer is here. Road Tripping Begins

The Summer season is here. There are very few things in the world that are better than Summer in Minnesota. School is over, trips to the lakes begin and lifelong memories are created with our families. Summer events in Eden Prairie are many, and there is so much to appreciate right here at home.  As … Continued

A Celebration of Spring

Spring is in full swing and welcomed after a long winter. Spring brings us wonderful possibilities. It is a time for outside activities with our families, working in our gardens, attending sporting events for our children, and for me, baseball is back. All seasons in Eden Prairie are to be appreciated, but spring is always … Continued

Nature Mother

My mom taught me to love nature. My parents and I packed a picnic and drove about an hour out of Sidney, Nebraska to hike in what we called “Marlboro Country” on many Sunday afternoons. We hunted for fossils and arrowheads, and listened for birdcalls. Mom also had a green thumb. Every corner of our yard had … Continued


Eden Prairie. Your hometown. Your house. A cabin. A college dorm home-away-from-home. Millennials may call both our empty nests and their own apartments “home.” We had fun brainstorming ideas for this home issue. Dream kitchens, organized garages, historical homes, color trends, and landscaping. To add heart, we included a story about rescuing animals who’ve been … Continued

Feeling crafty

I’m a dabbler. It’s particularly apparent now, as my husband and I downsize to a smaller empty nest. The stereotypical culling of household history is problematic for a person like me. I’m easily inspired, and I love to try new things. I also prefer short learning curves. My attention span is gnat-like. Our home wasn’t immediately “list … Continued

I have promises to keep.

I’m not a native Minnesotan, but I love it here. Even in winter. I love snow. My favorite poem is Robert Frost’s Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening. Snow is inconvenient and treacherous, but it’s worth it. There’s nothing better than a Currier and Ives scene out my window. The key words here, though, are … Continued