Hello Sunshine! And share your opinion!

May 6, 2012 Katja Presnal

Hello Sunshine! And share your opinion!

Yesterday we drove to beautiful Swedish countryside and visited friends in Motala. I looked at the city streets as we left Linköping, and then the countryside as we drove to Motala, and thought to myself.. something looks different. Oh yes, it’s summer. The trees are starting to bud, the fields are green, the flowers are blooming. There was a possibility for snow in the Northern Sweden this weekend, but where we are it’s just beautiful. I also realized – I hadn’t left the house for almost two weeks – unless going to store to get groceries and supplies for gardening and painting the terrace counts. I have been so intensively working on Skimbaco Lifestyle, that I had forgotten to live outside of it. I realized two things: – I truly love what I do, and I’ve been perfectly happy nesting in my new real home, and newly refreshed virtual home. I am so excited to take Skimbaco to new direction, and I hope you stick with me. – I have to get out of the house more, and enjoy this amazing opportunity to live in Sweden. Related to both of them – what kind of things you would like to see through my eyes in Sweden/Europe? I know one reader mentioned earlier that she’d love me to share my flea market finds and shopping excursions beyond the things you can also find in the US. Skimbaco readers also recommend us visiting Italy, and we visited there in March. Hoping to hear more from YOU! Comment below!

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 (20)

  1. Lots of photos & photo essays. Off the beaten path. I’d love to know where the Swedes take their visitors, I’d like learning about cultural differences and similarities. How holidays might be similar and different. I hope you’ll vlog many of your posts so we can see and hear what you’re seeing as you see it :-) You have an amazing opportunity and I love that you are eager to share it with us!

  2. Great question! My daughter and I are really into snakes. And we love studying the different snakes in every country. Would you tell us a bit about the snakes in Sweden or Europe, collectively?

    • Enjoy Life Oils

      No Becca. Can’t help you there. I’m terrified of snakes. :)

  3. I look forward to seeing more differences in food culture and recipes for sure as well as, more on how the culture keeps their homes organized.

    • Enjoy Life Oils

      Yes – I’ll be sharing some of my culinary adventures :) And there is so much history, unbelievable. Just last night in a dinner party we told something about the US to our Swedish friends and they said “oh, I see, our country went that kind of changes 300 years ago.”

  4. Candace

    I would live to see some of the traditional decorative arts, hear about the history and culture behind that, and then see how you can integrate elements into a modern space!

    I would live to learn about cultural differences. I would be interested in how your kids are doing. And I would love to hear about some must-sees!

    • Enjoy Life Oils

      Yes – and that’s why I got such a big reminder yesterday… I need to DO stuff!! After traveling so much I’ve been enjoying it home the past two weeks, so I totally forgot what all is out there right around the corner! Miss you Zippy!

      • Miss you too my friend. I feel like a part of my has left. I’ve started to slow down (my body has decided that I was doing too much & started rebelling). Look for me on skype when you’e on so that we can talk.

        • Enjoy Life Oils

          I hope you are OK, and just needed some rest. You’ve been traveling so much, you just need time to stay put. Talk soon.

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