The Jazz Man

Have you noticed all the big jazz bands at Staring Lake this year? It seems like this new step in music is not only taking hold in Eden Prairie but also throughout the state of Minnesota.

Meet Our New Editorial Coordinator

 Where are you from?  I'm from Asheville, North Carolina, and I graduated with a degree in mass communications from the University of North Carolina Asheville in May 2018.  Did you always know you wanted to be a magazine editor?

Honoring Those Who Make a Difference in Eden Prairie

Thank you, our readers and neighbors for the wonderful comments about our June issue as we honored true difference-makers in our community. We are so proud to be able to recognize these committed community members. Our “Women of Substance” recognition debuted three years ago and has become a community favorite. We are in year two with our “Men to Know”…

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 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.