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.

Nas-Drov-Via Vodka Cranberry Sauce

 Makes 3 cups  INGREDIENTS  1 (12-ounce) bag fresh cranberries, 
 rinsed and drained

Travel Edit/ Checkmate

Head to the desert in style with Steps of Style blogger Amy Dreyer for a girls trip filled with sun, fun and mid-century magic.

Mediterráneo Gin Penne Pasta Sauce

Add olive oil to a medium pot with diced onions, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Cook over medium heat until the onions and garlic start to soften and smell fragrant. Then add in tomatoes and sugar. Continue to cook the mixture for a few minutes before blending it up with a stick blender. Add the Mediterráneo Gin to the mixture,…

Looking Their Best

We sat down with Dr. Holly Hanson and Barbara Canter Peterson of Associated Skin Care Specialists to answer some questions about how your teen can get their skin ready for back to school.

Five Tips for a Happy Life from Man’s Best Friend

Ask anyone what their goal is in life and their answer will probably be, “To be happy.” If our dogs could talk, they would share five reasons we can improve our happiness through their example. Here is a snippet of that conversation.