What the World Needs Now

Preschool children love to be busy. They're curious and inquisitive. They like to choose their own activities and fix their own minor mishaps. On a recent visit to Eden Prairie Montessori, we were charmed when the children noticed us at first, asked a few questions about our photographer's camera, then - with refreshing, uninhibited purpose - went back to the…

Resolve to read healthy books

 Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living, Amit Sood.  A few years ago, I was driving and heard an interview with Dr. Amit Sood. I stopped by a bookstore on the way home and purchased his book. Based on the popular stress management program he developed and offers at the Mayo Clinic, Soot fills this guide with stories, easy-to-understand science and practical steps towards achieving greater peace for…

Winter Wonderland

Christmas meant bundling up on a silent night for an hour's ride to Shakopee for a church service. We rode in sleds with big boxes that had straw on the bottom. The snow used to twinkle and it was just beautiful! ... There were no sounds but the bells on the horses...the air was so fresh, but once in a while we'd…

Our Pets and Us

 Article and Photography  Here at Eden Prairie Lifestyle, we love our pets. From an English Bulldog to a Bearded Dragon Lizard, they are just as much a part of our family as any other human member. Have a cute picture of you and your pet? Send it to nora.johnson@lifestylepubs.com for a chance to be in our next issue.

Southern Baked Beans

 Article and Photography  Ingredients:  2 cans Busch's Southern Pit Barbecue Baked Beans

Under The Tree

 Article Mary Walcker    Do you have bare spots under your trees that would benefit from some plants? Trees added to your yard look beautiful and offer weight to the landscape.

Capturing your Big Day

1. Research websites and friends’ weddings, define your style, then interview a photographer whose work resonates with it. Many photographers are adept at multiple approaches, such as portraiture and photojournalism. If you want film photography or natural light, your list of qualified artisans will be narrower.

Planning for the Growing Season

As we enter the month of February, it’s time to start preparing for the growing season.

Reflections of Winter into Spring

It is hard to believe 2017 has come to a close and we celebrate the beginning of a new year. It’s January and it is cold! Being hardy Minnesotans means that if we want to get outside for fresh air, we have to bundle up!

A Warm Welcome

Decorating for the holidays does not have to be expensive. Just look out your window for inspiration from the outdoors. This year try to opt for the simplicity of natural materials. It is all about imagination and atmosphere.