December 2016 Lifestyle Letter

It's hard to fathom that another year has just about finished. It was about this time last year that our tireless Publisher Andy Stavast suggested we start a magazine for Eden Prairie and here we are with four issues in your hands. Thank you to our readers, and thank you to our advertisers, you have made it all possible.

Halloween in Eden Prairie

The young ghouls and goblins of Eden Prairie set out on October 31st to gather as much candy as they possibly could to celebrate Halloween. A big thank you to our readers for your photo submissions!

December 2016 Around Town

Let your kids get crafty by enrolling them in a holiday ornament-making party. On Friday December 16th from 9:30 to 10:30 children ages 20 months to 6 years old can create ornaments that make great keepsakes or holiday gifts. Four stations will be set up, each with a different ornament project. Register to create alongside your child and make sure…

Focus on Hypnosis: Engaging in Mind-Altering Behavoirs

Have you ever wondered whether your life could be different if you were able to change the way you respond to certain stimuli? What if you could teach your mind to perceive pain in a different way and reduce or eliminate it? What if you could train yourself to control your impulses around food and eating and ultimately be able…

My Whole30 Journey

When the first day of my Whole30 arrived, I was ready to jump in with both feet. Book was read, my pantry and fridge were stocked, and I was prepared mentally. In fact, the first week went by in a snap! I’d heard stories of people having severe “withdrawal” symptoms and shaking uncontrollably from the change in their diet. I…

Gift Guide

Gifts for The Mod Woman, Gifts for Mother Earth, Gifts for The Trendsetter Man, Gifts for The Big Spender

From Our Family to Yours

As the holiday season arrives the staff at Eden Prairie Lifestyle abounds with joy and appreciation for so many things. We want to share our thoughts of gratitude with you. We are a community of diverse people that appreciates, cares and educates our children. We are a giving community, conscious of the beauty of diversity and we have a real…

Helpful Holiday Plant Tips

Now is the time of year that we are giving or receiving Poinsettias, Christmas Cacti, Cyclamen or other flowering or green plants. When transporting them, protect them from the cold temperatures by sleeving them in plastic or paper. Remove this plastic or paper as soon as possible. If the plant has a foil cover over the pot, it is best…

The New Family Tradition

Families across the country are gathering around a warm glow in their living rooms to continue a holiday tradition, but few of these Families are roasting chestnuts. Our holiday traditions are quickly changing to reflect the digital age, and riding in sleighs, tinselling up trees and roasting chestnuts over an open fire are all being replaced with watching our favorite…

Holiday Baking

Nothing screams “The Holidays” like a kitchen exuding the smells of sweets being baked. The aromas of cinnamon and sugar are bound to wake up your family’s senses, summoning them to your sanctuary, simply to bother you for a cookie before the festivities have even begun. The only way to put this Holiday baking fiasco to rest is to get…