November 2016 Healthy Lifestyle

Improving health and fitness is a journey not a destination. We all have to create our own route, and mine has never been a straight path. I was a beginner as well as an athlete and everything in between. My imperfections and struggles have become my strength and my passion is helping people get started. I hope my tidbits of…

November 2016 Lifestyle Letter

I don't know anyone who doesn't love Thanksgiving, if not for the friends and family, for the food, and most, for both. It's an opportunity when we take the time to reflect and be thankful for our bounty.

Prairie Brewfest

This year's Prairie Brewfest was a huge success, drawing in over 500 ticket holders who enjoyed craft beer from around 15 brewers at the beautiful Purgatory Creek Park. The fun-filled event raised money for The Eden Prairie Community Foundation.

November 2016 Around Town

Come honor and celebrate the veterans who have served our country by joining together for a great breakfast, all are welcome. Enjoy a full-catered meal of French toast bake, breakfast meat, fruit, rolls, juice and coffee. A guest speaker will be presenting on a veteran-related topic during the morning. Brookdale Senior Living and The American Legion Post 580 sponsor a…

A Good Giving

When you think of thrift stores, what comes to mind? Awful lighting? Crowded shelves and clothing racks? Unkempt dressing rooms? Don't be shy. If these things came to mind, you're probably not alone. Sure, some thrift stores resemble the morning after the stampedes of Black Friday, but Goodwill and PROP Shop set themselves apart from the rest.

My Whole30 Journey

I recently learned about the Whole30 food program. Some of you may have heard of it, but not know the specifics; others may not be familiar with it at all. The easiest way to summarize the program is that you consume no sugar, no dairy, no grains or legumes, and no alcohol for 30 days. You eat only “whole” foods…

Brace Yourselves – We’re Home for the Holidays!

Thanksgiving, also known as the Best Holiday Ever, calls for a picture-perfect gathering of family and friends around a gigantic feast. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I imagine what Thanksgiving is like in other families. I like to make up quick stories as I’m walking by this one particular house on the way to my grandmother’s house each…

Our Thanksgiving Table

It's that time of year again - the leaves have changed, and temperatures are dropping. We've all traded our summer clothes for the cozy fall and winter items. Big soft sweaters, corduroy pants, fuzzy slippers, and warm pajamas. Being a Minnesotan requires you to look forward to putting your things away and getting the next seasons garb back out again.…

Holiday Pup Plans

If you see your pet as your furry four-legged child like we do, then you know how difficult it can be to have to board them during the holidays. Not only do you say goodbye to your beloved family member, you now have to worry about how they are being cared for in your absence. Thankfully our community is full…

Setting the Stage for the Holiday Season with Simplicity

Bring a touch of nature use kraft paper to wrap the gift, finish it off with a tip of an evergreen bough with a little ribbon or string. Setting the Stage for the Holiday Season with Simplicity 

Spruce tops – Add to your tired planters as soon as possible, if your soil has frozen, set them in the house to…