My Week in Photos: 4th of July Edition

July 7, 2012 Katja Presnal

I’m back on Instagram and thought I’ll start sharing my weekly “best” shots here as well.
“Best” used loosely, it can be just my best moments, best ways I’ve lived Skimbaco Lifestyle – or which photos others have liked the “best”.

Please follow me on Instagram – you can find me as Skimbaco there. I’d love to see your photos and follow you as well. I’ll be sharing only some of my photos here at Skimbaco Lifestyle, so please connect in real time on Instagram.

I LOVE using Instagram, and what I meant by “I’m back” – I have a new iPhone! Can you believe that I, the semi-iPhone-addicit, was without an iPhone from February ’til the end of June? In fact, I didn’t even have a cell phone most of that time. I did use my old US-based iPhone whenever I had an access to wifi, but then my iGo charger broke, and we didn’t even have wifi at home until end of May so there was that.. In every way possible, the stars were not lined for me and Instagram until I got a new phone. And of course – had to take a picture of the new phones.. (The other one is my daughter’s, we got matching cases from the Disney Cruise!)

My Week on Instagram

Red, white and blue breakfast in honor of 4th of July. Because that’s what people do on Instagram, they share pictures of foods they eat.

So.. I wanted to cut the watermelon in star-shapes for my watermelon salad, and went to several stores trying to find star-shaped cookie cutter. No luck — until I went through my own kitchen, and guess what I found..? Yeah, that.

These were so much to make for our 4th of July party.. S’mores on a stick and white chocolate dipped Oreos. They were a huge hit in the party!

Kids and I made these 4th of July decorations and hung them to our tree and back patio.

The music didn’t bother our neighbors during our 4th of July party.. it was the ROARING of the engine of this Corvette one of our guests arrived with. And Kristian’s favorite part was getting a ride in this beauty.

I LOVE hosting parties.. and was so IN the moment that forgot to take photos during the party. And this is taken on the least favorite part of any party: during the clean up the next day!


How was your week and 4th of July? Are you on Instagram and can we connect there? I’d love to see how YOU live life to the fullest everyday.

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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 (15)

    • Enjoy Life Oils

      I know – the car is amazing! The engine sounds alone were something else! And I loved your comment in the book review post – I feel the exact same way. I think we just have to listen more our guts and simply do things we want to do, even when sometimes they don’t make sense.. :)

  1. You have inspired me to do a post like this – your photos are awesomesauce Katja!

    Follow me at savorthethyme…..some exclusive food and fun photos too!

  2. How pretty and festive! So glad you are back on Instagram to share those pictures.

    And.. you have such a cute iPhone case :)

    PS. I’m SavvyMommy on Instagram

    • Enjoy Life Oils

      Thank you :) Miss you my friend, and happy to see your photos and feel like I’m still in NY.

  3. Satu Vänskä-Westgarth

    Love the shots, they remind me of the one and only 4th of July celebrations I experienced when I lived in Atlanta MANY years ago! I’m very new to Instagram but already addicted, it is such a handy and cool way to share experiences socially.

    Currently we are in Norway’s strawberry land waiting for the berries to ripen up, so there’ll be more strawberry/fjord/traveling around Norway pics to come at “todestinationunknown” in Instagram. :)

    • Enjoy Life Oils

      Can’t wait to see all of your strawberry photos! We are planning on a blueberry picking trip to Finland in August :)

  4. Love all your 4th of July shots. We already follow each other on Instagram, which is awesome!

    Hugs and Mocha,
    Stesha

  5. Love your Instagram photos. Looked to be a fabulous party. Meanwhile, in NC, we’re stuck with over 100 degree temps again. Hot, Humid, Heatwave. We are hoping for 90 soon, and in the south, that is hot, too.

  6. Oh I love these shots Katja. I really must get my photos off my iPhone at some point. I’m great at taking photos, just not great at putting them onto my computer :).

    • Enjoy Life Oils

      I love following you on Instagram and seeing everything as it happens :)

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