Staging is all about dressing up your home so that it looks its best to buyers. This can involve anything from rearranging furniture and doing some home improvements, to painting and redecorating, to even replacing existing furnishings and other items. The goal is to make key rooms look worthy of a magazine cover! But is… Continue reading Is Home Staging Worth the Effort?
The Prattes family join up with the Patzold family for 10 beautiful days on the island of Maui. We spent half of this amazing adventure at the Westin Nanea on the Ka'anapali Coast and the other half at the beautiful Grand Wailea Resort. The weather, the resorts, pools, beaches, drinks and food were perfect for… Continue reading Our Summer Vacay 2018
Our road trip through Greece was an experience that I’ll never forget. In only one week, we stayed in seven different cities on the mainland of Greece. And we didn’t stay in any well-know commercial hotels but chose rather small boutique bed & breakfasts that reflected the character of each city. We explored monasteries, museums,… Continue reading The Backroads of Greece
When we decided to venture down to Cinque Terre, Italy for a week via train, some people called us 'brave'. With three girls, luggage, backpacks, tote bags, a double stroller, and no elevators or escalators at the train stations, we quickly figured out why! The struggle was real, but nevertheless, it was an adventure that… Continue reading Italy… why not?
Every summer has a story and this one will forever be remembered as the summer in the south of France, meeting up with my sister, her family and making new friends! To sum up the trip in a few short words, we had the most glamorous and unbelievably fun three weeks. Although it was a bit chaotic traveling with three kids, we… Continue reading Rosé All Day in the French Riviera
For many people, Norway is a once-in-a-lifetime destination. As one of the most beautiful countries in the world, I am lucky to have once called this place my home. Since moving from Norway at the age of 9, I have gone back many times throughout the years to visit my relatives. With the exception… Continue reading Norway, My Homeland!