This Smart Mama goes around the Blogging Community

October 18, 2007 Katja Presnal

This Smart Mama goes around the Blogging Community



Even though I have been posting a little less here lately, I have been going around the Blogging Community…

My article was just posted at Smart Mama site, this site is the newest addition from the Pinks & Blues girls. Lots of advice, tips and smart stuff, from Mama to Mama. I don’t know how smart I really am.. but I wrote about how to choose clothing in way that you’ll have your dream wardrobe AND you’ll be ecological and economical too. It really is possible – read how.

Then thank you Stacey for giving me the Community Blogger Award. Stacey is such a cool gal, I really like her! When I started blogging her blog was one of those first ones I visited and thought “I want to be part of this blogging world”. Thank you so much for all of you for taking me “in”.

One of my blogging friends, Laura from Tennessee thought I should do the crazy eights meme.. So here it goes.

And then for those who get my RSS feed (I know you’re there, and I’m honored, thanks for getting me in your mailbox!) – sorry, there will be tons of posts coming up, when I post my Holiday Gift Guide.

8 things I’m passionate about:

1. My Husband, extremely passionate.

2. My Family, very passionate.

3. My Family’s Health, not just passionate, but fanatic.

4. Being a good wife, should be more passionate.

5. Being a good mom, super passionate.

6. My business and my writing, and pretty much everything I do, I just do passionate things.

7. Cooking, I cook with passion.

8. Fashion is my passion.



8 things I want to do before I die:

1. Spend my 50th Aniversary and still be crazy passionate about my husband.

2. Attend my three kids’ weddings.

3. Live in NYC.

4. Travel more, if I said places, 8 wouldn’t be enough.

5. Write a book.

6. See some grandkids.

7. Build my dream house (again)

8. Start another business.



8 things I say often:

1. I love you.

2. Please, be quiet.

3. What do you think?

4. Do you know how much I love you?

5. Stop fighting. (to kids)

6. What’s happening?

7. Do you want some coffee?

8. Perkele


8 books I’ve recently read:
These are probably the latest.. Life is crazy right now, I don’t really have time to read books :(

1. Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

2. Books about SEO.

3. Pour your Heart to it,How Starbucks Build a Company One Cup at a Time by Howard Schultz

4. Tons of magazines, like Cookie, Parents, Body + Soul , Everyday with Rachael Ray, Instyle… I love magazines.

5. The Girl’s Guide to Starting Your Own Business: Candid Advice, Frank Talk, and True Stories for the Successful Entrepreneur by Caitlin Friedman and Kimberly Yorio

6. My kids love the On the Trail of Colorado Critters to see what animals we see.




8 songs I could listen to over and over:

1. Come away with me, by Norah Jones

2. Don’t know why, by Norah Jones

3. One, by U2

4. Discotheque, by U2

5. You were meant for me, by Jewel

6. When you Say Nothing at All, by Alison Krauss

7. Dreaming my Dreams, by The Cranberries

8. Dissappear, by Mazzy Star


8 things that attract me to my best friends:

1. Honesty.

2. Humor. Usually good sense of humor.

3. Trustworthy.

5. Crazy, in a way or another. Usually in good way.

6. Innovative.

7. Laughter and ability to have fun.

8. His cute butt (goes just for my best friend, my hottie husband).


8 things I’ve learned this past year:

1. I am living the life I want to live.

2. Nothing is more important to me than healthyness and happiness of my family.

3. I want to live in Colorado.

4. Tons of new stuff about SEO, blogging, programming, and internet in general.

5. Enjoy little things in life, everyday. Live like today is your last day.

6. You should never trust anyone.

7. Sometimes the best family you have isn’t even related to you.

8. Equipment matters. I’ve never skied as well as last winter, when I got really good skis, bindings and boots.


8 people I think should do Crazy 8’s

1. Stina

2. Nikki

3. Dawn

4. Christine

5. Jane

6. Tuulevi

7. Alexia

8. Mama Zen

Katja Presnal

Katja Presnal shows how to live Nordic inspired life to the fullest and plan your dream life. Katja owns Presnal5 strategic marketing intelligence agency and wants to help marketing professionals to combine a dream career and dream life via freelance work. Katja is an award-winning marketing strategist, and a well-known speaker. Katja has lived in five different countries, and seven states in the USA. Her three children were all born in different countries within three years. When not working or jet-setting the world, Katja is at home cooking big family dinners. She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook, Fodor's, Forbes and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks.

Comments (8)

  1. To Think is to Create

    great answers! what is perkele? is it why? or of course? or something entirely different? so curious…

  2. Stacey

    Katja, I giggle when I read this. You give me a wee bit too much credit my friend. Now I have to go back over to my blog-home and think of something interesting to post just in case someone does wander over. And then come back here and say ‘Katja–are you SERious?’ ;0 xoxo my friend, hope your weekend is grand up there in the beautiful mountains. Without me. You should come get me!

  3. Alexia

    I loved reading your Crazy 8’s! The boys are sleeping (thank you VeggieTales!) so I’m off to do mine!

  4. pinks & blues girls

    I will do this meme shortly!! Loved your answers!

    Jane, Pinks & Blues

  5. Stina

    Haaste otettu vastaan. Sita tarvii kylla hetki funtsia, mutta eikohan se tassa pikkuhiljaa kasaannu.
    Iloista viikonloppua!

  6. Mama Zen

    Excellent article at Smart Mama! I’ve finally learned not to buy something without checking to see if it’s dry clean only!

    Will get to work on the meme!

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